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Tuesday, 08 August

05:30

Obscuring malicious Facebook links using the Open Graph Protocol "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Most users click on links popping up in their Facebook News Feed without thinking twice about it, but its good to keep in mind that they can lead to malicious sites. Heres an example of one flagged by the SANS ISC (Internet Storm Center): Perhaps it doesnt look very interesting, but it definitely does not look outright malicious. Nevertheless, some of the users who followed it landed on a Facebook phishing page an unambiguous More

05:25

Assistant Secretary of Interior for Insular Affairs: Who Is Doug Domenech? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump nominated on June 26, 2017, a notorious climate change denier to run federal policy on U.S. island possessionsseveral of which are threatened by rising seas caused by global warming. If confirmed by the Senate, Doug Domenech would run the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). Located in the Department of the Interior, OIA oversees and coordinates federal administration of various U.S. island possessions, including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Domenech would succeed Esther P. Kiaaina, who served in the job from 2013 to the close of the Obama administration.

 

Born August 5, 1955, in Puerto Rico, Douglas W. Domenech grew up in a military family and lived in the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Puerto Rico as a child. His father, John Domenech, served in the Army for 30 years and retired as a colonel. Doug Domenech graduated Antilles High School in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, in 1973 and earned a B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Management at Virginia Tech University in 1978.

 

Domenech began his career as the acting director of the Timber Harvesting Management Program at Alabama A&M University, where he worked from 1978 to 1981.

 

In May 1982, Domenech went to work for the timber industry. Starting as the Southwest Division forester in Jackson, Mississippi, Domenech worked for the American Pulpwood Association/Forest Resources Association, a trade group that represents the raw wood industry. After a stint as the Southeast Division forester, in Charleston, South Carolina, Domenech eventually became director of forestry programs in Washington, DC, remaining until May 1993.

 

In 1993, he managed the 1993 lieutenant governor campaign in Virginia of Republican Mike Farris. The following year, after Farris lost, the two of them founded the Madison Project, a political action group that raised money for conservative Republican candidates, in particular those who were anti-abortion rights. From 1996 to 1998, he served as chairman of the Loudoun County Republican Party.

 

Domenech left the field of forestry, spending five years as executive director of the Home School Legal Defense Association, which had been co-...

03:47

New Cerber ransomware variant steals Bitcoin wallets, passwords "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heres a new reason to fear ransomware more than ever before: a new variant of Cerber has been modified to steal Bitcoin wallets and passwords before encrypting victims files and demanding ransom. Two ways to profit off of one infection The new and improved Cerber searches for wallet files of three Bitcoin wallet applications (Bitcoin Core, Electrum, and Multibit wallets), sends them to the attackers C&C, and finally deletes them from the victims machine. It More

02:02

Partial lunar eclipse of August 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7, 2017, with the greatest eclipse occurring at 18:20 UTC. It will be visible from eastern Europe, throughout most of eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia. This lunar eclipse will begin at...... Read more

Beim Lesen eines ansonsten eher schlechten Op-Eds reibt ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Beim Lesen eines ansonsten eher schlechten Op-Eds reibt mich aber doch gerade der Gedanke, dass Trump eine auffallend weinerliche Figur abgibt. Die Presse behandelt ihn mies, die Umfrageinstitute behandeln ihn mies, die Demokraten sind Vaterlandsverrter, die Republikaner unloyal, seine Mitarbeiter sind Schuld. Alle sind Schuld, auer er. Er ist das Opfer.

Das ist ja an sich leider nichts besonderes, aber Trump rennt ja bei Team GOP mit, die sich an sich die Verchtlichmachung von Snowflakes und Safe Spaces auf die Fahnen geschrieben haben.

Wie konnte das denn passieren? :)

Kurzer Hinweis fr Docker-Benutzer. Mir mailt gerade ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kurzer Hinweis fr Docker-Benutzer. Mir mailt gerade jemand folgende Warnung:

mir hat heute ein Kollege erzhlt er htte am Wochenende Shipyard installiert, via Deppeninstaller:
curl -s https://shipyard-project.com/deploy | bash -s
und das htte bei ihm ein Image "memtest" von dockerhub automatisch installiert.
Bis er der ganzen Sache auf die Schliche gekommen war, hatte der miner schon 400 "monero"s erzeugt und abgefhrt.

Ich habe daraufhin ein wenig recherchiert und kann zu der Geschichte rein gar nichts finden.

Ich schtze die Glaubwrdigkeit erstmal fr eher gering ein, denn bers Wochenende mined man nicht mal eben Crypto-Coins im Wert von 400, auer man hat da eine Mining-Farm mit spezilisierter Hardware stehen. Aber als Hinweis, auf was man ein Auge haben sollte, ist das sicher richtig und wichtig. Wer sich per curl|bash Software installiert, und unbesehen irgendwelcher Dockerhub-Container ausfhrt, der fhrt erhhtes Risiko.

Update: Nachtrag des Einsenders:

mittlerweile konnte ich einen Report finden, offenbar war das Problem des Kollegen nicht der Dienst, sondern eine offene API:

https://github.com/docker/hub-feedback/issues/1121

Same difference :)

Wo ich hier gerade Geschichten erzhle, kann ich ja ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wo ich hier gerade Geschichten erzhle, kann ich ja eigentlich auch mal die Story von einem Kumpel in den USA erzhlen. Der Typ hat sich damals den Arbeitsmarkt angeguckt, und hat nachgemessen, wie lange es dauert, bis man befrdert wird und so mehr Gehalt kriegt. Dann hat er nachgemessen, wie sich die angebotenen Gehlter entwickeln, wenn man von Firma A zu Firma B wechselt. Weil die Firmen ihn in den USA wie austauschbares Humankapital betrachtet haben, hat er sie eben zurck wie austauschbare Gehaltsgeber betrachtet.

Der hat gesagt: Mein Ziel ist, mglichst schnell mglichst viel Gehalt zu kassieren. Ob der Arbeitgeber glcklich ist oder nicht, spielt keine Rolle. Loyalitt habe ich keine. Wer mich gut behandelt, bei dem bleibe ich nur, solange niemand sonst mehr Geld bietet.

Und der kam dann auf das Ergebnis, dass Firmen, die ihn abwerben wollten, immer das alte Gehalt genommen und 10-20% aufgeschlagen haben (ich verkacke jetzt wahrscheinlich gerade die Grenordnung), und dass in neuen Vertrgen hufig drinsteht, man muss erstmal ein halbes Jahr dort arbeiten bleiben. Also hat er alle halbe Jahr die Firma gewechselt. ber sowas wie 8 Jahre oder so. Dann hatte er alle blichen Verdchtigen in seinem Segment durch und musste das Spiel abbrechen.

Ich fand das damals abstoend und unmoralisch und verwerflich, was er tat, aber heute glaube ich, dass das die natrliche Reaktion der Arbeiter darauf ist, wenn der Arbeitgeber sie wie austauschbare Verbrauchsmaterialien behandelt. Wenn ich den Amis erzhlt habe, dass typische Karrieren in Deutschland gerne mal nur einen Arbeitgeber haben, und zwar fr das ganze Leben eines Arbeiters, dann haben die mich nur unglubig angeguckt. Die Zeiten sind aber vorbei hier, und die Kapitalisten werden sich noch umsehen, glaube ich.

An dieser Stelle will ich nochmal zu meinem Kumpel Kris von gestern zurckkommen, der hat nmlich noch eine andere Sache angesprochen, die hier gut passt. Unser Gesprch ging nmlich mit Uber los. Uber hat ja hnderingend einen neuen CEO gesucht, am besten eine Frau, und jetzt sind wieder nur drei Mnner in der Auswahl. Ich meinte dazu:

Ich bin ehrlich erstaunt, dass sie 3 Typen gefunden haben.

Wer will denn bitte dieses Selbstmordkommando bernehmen?
Klar, man kriegt Geld dafr, aber nehmen wir mal an, du bist eine Frau, und du bernimmst das gegen den Eisberg fahrende Groschiff, und es fhrt gegen den Eisberg und sinkt das gibt 10 Jahre "siehst du, Frauen knnen sowas nicht!1!!"-Geblubber.

Ich sage nur diese Google-Frau, die dann Yahoo bernommen hat. Wie hie die noch gleich? Marissa Meyer oder so?

Und Kris meinte dazu:
Naja, das werden schon passende Typen sein. In Kapitel 13 von Pre-Suasion he...

Still waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? S/he's already here (Zaha Hassan ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

07/08/2017 - Every little West Bank girl crossing a checkpoint to get to school is a Rosa Parks. Every prisoner on hunger strike is a Mandela, and every Gazan, surviving despite the dehumanizing conditions, is a Palestinian ...

01:36

Mark Trahant: Indian Country sees incremental progress on obesity among youth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is staying mostly the same.

01:17

Cronkite News: Congress goes home for a month with big list of unfinished bills "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Congress has gone home for its regular monthly August recess -- after talking about a delay -- but faces a long list of work when it comes back after Labor Day.

01:00

Has healthcare misdiagnosed the cybersecurity problem? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Take a cursory look at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wall of data breach shame and you might be scratching your head: Why does the healthcare sector seem so disproportionately victimized by hackers and cybercriminals? Why do its defenses seem so much weaker than those of other industries? For the most part, the healthcare industry has misdiagnosed the cybersecurity problem. Most senior leadership in healthcare is medically trained with a clinical More

00:44

Trump Posts INSANE Tantrum About The Media While Supposedly Working On Vacation Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Last time I checked, throwing a temper tantrum isnt considered working.

But thats what Donald Trump did from his golf resort at Bedminster, New Jersey on Monday morning after the New York Times called him out for whining.

Trump, of course, responded by whining about the media and claimed that his base is stronger than ever despite several polls showing that his base is starting to abandon him.

Trump then desperately tried to make it sounds like he has accomplished things and called the Russia scandal fake news..

00:09

Getting it on at Maccas "IndyWatch Feed National"

maccas

Buy Em By The Bag. We dare you.

As you probably know, the good citizens of Guildford are rejoicing over having fought off plans for a 24-hour Maccas to be built at the back of the Guildford Hotel. Even the local MLA, Michelle Roberts, is against any new fast food outlets in the town.

One of the reasons given for opposing the chain was that it was too close to a primary school. In other words, Wont somebody think of the children? But this is far from a novel complaint about hamburger bars.

Although the media had regularly written accounts of how exciting Americans found them, the first burger bars seem to have arrived in WA only during World War II. And, just like the proposed Maccas, these were all-night joints. Which some sections of society found problematic.

In 1943, the head of the Salvation Army demanded that Perth should ensure all burger bars were closed at midnight, or society would be destroyed. How? you might ask. Well, they are places of temptation. And not just a temptation to supersize your order, oh no, temptation between the sexes.

You see, burger bars had become pick-up joints. (For young people: a pick-up joint is like Tinder, but without the need to register your email address.) Perth has held such a fine place in moral standards that it ought to be the vital concern of every citizen to keep it in that position, thundered the Salvation Armys commissioner.

And he was not alone....

00:00

Qualys CISO on making everything visibile and secure "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Mark Butler, CISO at Qualys, talks about his role, streamlining security and compliance solutions, building security into digital transformation initiatives, end-to-end IT security, keeping your teams in sync, and compliance for all your assets. Heres a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Hi, my name is Mark Butler, Im the Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys, and I want to tell you a little bit More

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Monday, 07 August

23:48

Turkey Can Occupy Europe in 3 Days, 1743 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Turkey Can Occupy Europe in 3 Days, 1743 Synopsis: According to todays Sunday Express, a British paper, a Turkish newspaper closely aligned to the government of President Recep Erdogan recently proclaimed in a bold headline: Turkey can occupy Europe within 3 days. The pronouncement is part of Turkeys 12-year fight to become a member of the European Union. Turkey has used the migrant invasion as a political bargaining chip to force the EU government in Brussels to speed up their entry into EU membership. The Turkish paper backs up their claim based on the military readiness work of political scientist George Friedman, founder of Stratfor. Turkey has a very large, well-equipped standing army. As the Turkish paper put it: Friedman said the Turks could defeat Germany in one afternoon and France in one hour. Germany has abandoned by its citizens. If we start in the morning, we can have our evening prayer in Bellevue Castle. the official residence of the president of Germany. Why? Two years ago, a survey was conducted asking how likely citizens were to fight for their country. It found that only 18% of Germans would fight for Germany, only 29% of the French would, and only 27% of the British would defend their nation. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily Yo......

23:47

What is a Service Mesh? What is the purpose of Istio? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Service Mesh

An article by Phil Calado explains the Container Pattern Service Mesh and why one would want that in a really nice way.

Phil uses early networking as an example, and explains how common functionality needed in all applications was abstracted out of the application code and moved into the network stack, forming the TCP flow control layer we have in todays networking.

A similar thing is happening with other functionality that all services that do a form of remote procedure call have to have, and we are moving this into a different layer. He then gives examples of the ongoing evolution of that layer, from Finagle and Proxygen through Synapse and Nerve, Prana, Eureka and Linkerd. Envoy and the resulting Istio project of CNCF are the current result of that development, but the topic is under research, still.

23:47

Judge Jeanines Open Why Has Hillary Skated?, 1742 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:43

23:40

Startup Neurable Unveils the World's First Brain-Controlled VR Game "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Neurable's brain-computer interfaces enable hands-free control in virtual reality Photo: Neurable

Imagine putting on a VR headset, seeing the virtual world take shape around you, and then navigating through that world without waving any controllers aroundinstead steering with your thoughts alone.

Thats the new gaming experience offered by the startup Neurable, which unveiled the worlds first mind-controlled VR game at the SIGGRAPH conference this week. 

In the Q&A below, Neurable CEO Ramses Alcaide tells IEEE Spectrum why he believes thought-controlled interfaces will make virtual reality a ubiquitous technology.

Neurable isnt a gaming company; the Boston-based startup works on the brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) required for mind control. The most common type of BCI uses scalp electrodes to record electrical signals in the brain, then use software to translate those signals into commands for external devices like computer cursors, robotic limbs, and even air sharks. Neurable designs that crucial BCI software.

The game on display at SIGGRAPH is a collaboration between Neurable and the Madrid-based VR graphics company estudiofuture, and it is meant merely as a demo of Neurables tech and its capabilities. Its played on an HTC Vive headset by swapping out the Vives standard elastic strap and putting in Neurables demo strap, which is studded with seven electrodes. 

A HTC Vive virtual reality headset with Neurable's strap attached to allow for mind-controlled gaming. Photo: Neurable

CEO Alcaide, who has a PhD in neuroscience, tells Spectrum that his tech doesnt use the EEG brainwave patterns associated with focused concentration or relaxation as control signals. Those signals are used by a few BCI devices already on the market, such as the Muse brain-sensing headband designed to improve meditation and to play rather lame real-world...

23:39

All 10 member-states of ASEAN agreed to push for a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed National"

Foreign Ministers, from left, South Koreas Kang Kyung-wha, Japans Taro Kono, Philippines Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Chinas Wang Yi and Singapores Vivian Balakrishnan walk after a family photo before the 18th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers Meeting, part of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Mohd Rasfan/Pool Photo via AP

MANILA, Philippines The foreign ministers of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed to push for a legally binding Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

The statement comes in response to the call of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kono to halt land reclamations and military actions in the South China Sea.

The top diplomats of the US, Australia and Japan also called on their Southeast Asian counterparts to negotiate a legally binding COC in the disputed waters.

READ: US, Australia, Japan want coercive acts at sea to be stopped

I believe the secretary general, in an interview a couple of days ago, mentioned that there was, in fact, an agreement among the ASEAN foreign ministers that the preference is for a legally binding code of conduct, DFA spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said in a media briefing.

H...

23:38

Ernst Zundel, the man who destroyed the Holocaust industry, died "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The gas chamber controversy again became an issue that refused to go away in 1985 when Raul Hilberg was summoned to testify at the trial of Ernst Zundel.

23:37

Re: Cve issue discussion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by John Haxby on Aug 07

That's scant comfort when your browser is the one hit by the OOM killer
and then again when you restart it. And also while you're wondering
what's going on because your laptop is basically completely
non-responsive ...

So yes, it's a remote DoS and definitely worth a CVE. We have had other
similar CVEs in the past with image handling libraries not being
sufficiently paranoid.

jch

23:37

Giant Storm Seen on Neptune "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/new_storm_makes_surprise_appearance_on_neptune

Striking images of a storm system nearly the size of Earth have astronomers doing a double-take after pinpointing its location near Neptune's equator, a region where no bright cloud has ever been seen before.

"Seeing a storm this bright at such a low latitude is extremely surprising," said Ned Molter, a graduate student at University of California, Berkeley, who spotted the storm complex during a test run of twilight observing at W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii. "Normally, this area is really quiet and we only see bright clouds in the mid-latitude bands, so to have such an enormous cloud sitting right at the equator is spectacular."

This massive storm system is about 9,000 kilometers in length, or 1/3 the size of Neptune's radius, spanning at least 30 degrees in both latitude and longitude. Molter observed it getting much brighter between June 26 and July 2.

Also at Berkeley News.


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23:36

Feds Back In Pa. Gasland Town To Test Water, Air "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Michael Rubinkam for The Sentinel - The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. Government scientists are collecting water and air samples this week from about 25 homes in Dimock, a tiny crossroads about 150 miles north of Philadelphia. Residents have continued to raise concerns about natural gas activities impacting their private water well quality, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press. Dimock was the scene of the most highly publicized case of methane contamination to emerge from the early days of Pennsylvanias natural-gas drilling boom. State regulators blamed faulty gas wells drilled by Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. for leaking combustible methane into Dimocks groundwater. Cabot, one of the largest natural gas producers in the state, has consistently denied responsibility, saying methane was an issue in the groundwater long before it began drilling. The ATSDR, a federal public health agency, said Thursday that it is conducting an exposure investigation to determine if there are drinking water quality issues that may continue to pose a health threat.

23:35

Re: Cve issue discussion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Bob Friesenhahn on Aug 07

On some systems, the memory is not returned from the running process
to the OS so this results in continued high memory usage. Allocations
done using mmap() may be returned to the OS.

For a device like a printer a 2GB allocation might be rejected
outright, but a smaller allocation might be accepted.

Bob

23:32

An artificial eclipse for imaging extrasolar planets "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In our hunt for Earth-like planets and extraterrestrial life, weve found thousands of exoplanets orbiting stars other than our sun. The caveat is that most of these planets have been detected using indirect methods. Similar to how a person cant look at anything too close to the sun, current telescopes cant observe potential Earth-like planets because they are too close to the stars they orbit, which are about 10 billion times brighter than the planets that surround them.

A possible solution might be to create an artificial solar eclipse with two precisely positioned spacecraft, according to Simone DAmico, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford and director of the Space Rendezvous Laboratory. One craft known as a starshade would position itself like the moon in a , blocking out the light of a distant star, so a second spacecraft with a telescope could view the nearby exoplanets from within the shadow cast by the starshade.

With indirect measurements, you can detect objects near a star and figure out their orbit period and distance from the star, said DAmico, whose lab is working on this eclipsing system. This is all important information, but with direct observation you could characterize the chemical composition of the planet and potentially observe signs of biological activity life.

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23:31

Caliphate Lite: Turkeys Eyes Somalia as Gateway into Africa "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

As far as Turkeys own Neo-Ottoman geopolitical ambitions are concerned, Somalia is now its primary gateway into Africa.

Turkeys political and economic motives are no secret to Africa.

In June, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan completed his African tour, in his tenth trip to sub-Saharan African country in less than 18 months, he visited a number of destinations including Kenya and Uganda.

Turkeys portfolio in Africa is growing, and its impressive as the Financial Times reports:

Turkey has 34 embassies in sub-Saharan Africa, compared with seven in 2009. African countries are also the largest recipients of Turkish foreign aid. A total of $400m has been committed to Somalia alone in the past five years, with the Muslim-majority nation singled out for largesse. Turkish Airlines, which is 50 per cent state-owned, flew to seven airports in six sub-Saharan countries in 2009. It now has routes to 51 destinations in 34 countries across the continent. This number of routes is more than double Emirates African network, and on par with Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways.

Turkish exports to sub-Saharan Africa rose from under $1.5bn in 2006 to more than $4.1bn in 2013, before tailing off slightly amid the global slowdown.

More interestingly, Turkey as also been active militarily since 2009, as part of the international counter-piracy task force off the Somali coast.

For now, all roads go through Mogadishu

Suraj Sharma
Middle East Eye

ISTANBUL, Turkey  Within a month Turkey will open its largest overseas military facility in Africa. Ankaras largest diplomatic representation is in Africa. Its national airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other international carrier.

Africa to Turkeys Justice and Development Party (AKP) government represents untapped economic opportunities and a return to lands that were once under i...

23:31

BBCs Israel-Al Jazeera row reporting displays double standards part one "IndyWatch Feed War"

When Britains media regulatory authority OFCOM suspended and later revoked the licence of a local radio station in the UK last month, the BBC News website provided audiences with an accurate and comprehensive explanation of the reasoning behind that decision in two articles titled Sheffield-based radio station Iman FM suspended over terror talks and Sheffield-based radio station Iman FM loses licence.

A community radio station has had its licence revoked for broadcasting more than 25 hours of lectures by an alleged al-Qaeda leader.

Sheffield-based Iman FMs licence had already been suspended by Ofcom for playing the lectures by radical American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. []

We have strict rules prohibiting harmful content in programmes likely to incite crime, the Ofcom spokesperson added. []

It followed extremely serious breaches of the Broadcasting Code, after it aired material likely to incite or encourage the commission of crime or to lead to disorder, said Ofcom. []

In 2011 the United Nations Security Council described Awlaki as a leader, recruiter and trainer for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

His sermons are thought to have inspired terrorist attacks including the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris in 2015 in which 12 people died and the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, in which 13 US soldiers were killed.

That standard of clear and informative reporting was not however in evidence on August 6th when the BBC News website published a report now titled Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices and take network off air. [emphasis added]

...

23:31

How Hillary Clinton made Trump president "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from a year before the presidential election in the USA says about itself:

Hillary Clinton Attended Donald Trumps Wedding

6 November 2015

Hillary talks about attending Donald Trumps wedding and shares her thoughts on his policies.

By Ian Sinclair in Britain:

The neoliberal roots of Clintons catastrophe

Monday 7th August 2017

How I Lost by Hillary Clinton (OR Books, 14)

SINCE Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, the Democratic Party establishment and Hillary Clinton supporters have blamed everyone, including FBI Director James Comey, the Russian government and backers of Bernie Sanders. All except the Democratic candidate herself.

How I Lost puts the spotlight firmly on Clinton, arguing that she blew the election because she is an economic...

23:31

Largest Collection of Witness Accounts of Partition to Be Made Public "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The 1947 Partition Archives collection, comprising over 30,000 digital documents and photographs collected from 12 countries in 22 languages, will be released beginning August 10.

Partition refugee. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Partition refugees. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Delhi: A collection of oral histories from over 4,300 witnesses of Partition is set for a public release 70 years after the greatest mass migration in modern human history. The interviews a portion of which will be released beginning August 10, available via live streaming from Stanford University Librarys Digital repository are a part of the 1947 Partition Archives collection.

The worlds largest collection of Partition witness accounts will be released in collaboration with a consortium of research universities in India, Pakistan, Britain and the US while the remaining collection, deemed highly sensitive for open accessibility, will be available to researchers and interested parties.

The archive  stories for which have been collected over the last seven years  comprises over 30,000 digital documents and photographs collected from 12 countries in 22 languages. The final goal of the project is to collect at least 10,000 oral history interviews from surviving witnesses.

The stories are changing the...

23:30

This Mexican Immigrant in Palm Beach Supported Trump Now Hes Slated For Deportation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jimmy Chavez, 13, speaks to a customer by phone at his parents tire shop in Jupiter, Florida on July 25, 2017.

23:30

The Daily Bird #436. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Ice Swimmer, Barnacle Geese, flight shot! Click for full size.

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23:30

Individual power and ethics: the conversation that never was "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Individual power and ethics: the conversation that never was

By Jon Rappoport

Its no accident that the concept of individual power is surrounded by clouds of timidity and fear and cultural resentment.

People are warned that touching it produces a substantial electric shock.

Me? Individual power? I never said I was in favor of it. Great individual power? Dont pin that on me. Whos accusing me? Ill sue them! Im for humility in all things.

Perhaps the most famous statement ever delivered on this subject came from Lord Acton (1887): Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

For many, this closes the book on discussion.

But in fact, it is a wobbling prelude.

What about the creative power of the individual?

Especially, what about that power when it is deployed by a person who has a personal code of ethics?

What if that code is summarized in the simple statement: I am free to do what I want to, as long as I dont interfere with another persons freedom?

Were not talking about what happens when a king has a position of ultimate authority. That throne, of course, carries with it an implication of interfering with the freedom of the kings subjects. The corruption is there from the start.

But the creative power of the individual, his goal to exert as much power as possible to fulfill his desires in the world, to launch and sustain an enterprise of his own choosing, to imagine and extend the reaches of such an enterprisesuppose he possesses ethicssuppose he refuses to interfere with, and override, the freedom of another person.

Many people have a fear of their own creative power, of what they would do if they removed the constraints on their own proper place in the world. Therefore, because of that fear, they oppose others having power.

Organized religion has always stuck its nose into the drama as well. What a religion claims is the ultimate power, and where it comes from, is inserted into the mix. A religion always assumes its picture of the Deity is the correct one, AND IT OWNS THAT PICTURE.

The notion of unlimited individual power, backed up by personal ethics, is anathema. It threatens the spiritual monopoly. So the religion invents cautionary tales that pile up into the sky.

One of the tales, time-honored, and adopted in one form or another by governments and humanitarian groups is: people are inherently weak and greedy, so allowing them to exercise ANY kind of power at all is madness. Instead, power must be managed by the people, by those who care, by the needs of Mother Earth, by the Universe, by socialists, by economic and politica...

23:30

The next pharmaceutical revolution could be 3D bioprinted "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

New kidneys from scratch.

Bu Aurelien Forget & Tim Dargaville

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to.

For 3D printed organs to work, they must mimic what happens naturally both in terms of arrangement and serving a biological need. For example, a kidney must process and excrete waste in the form of urine.

Our latest paper shows a new technique for 3D printing of cells and other biological materials as part of a single production process. Its another step towards being able to print complex, living structures.

But its not organ transplants we see as the most important possible consequence of this work.

There is already evidence that 3D cell printing is a technology useful in drug development, something that may reduce the burden on animals for testing and bring new treatments to market more quickly and safely.

How we 3D bioprint

3D printing was first developed for rapid fabrication of industrial parts using methods known as sterolithography and fuse deposition modelling.

Add biology (that is, cells) to the printing technique and it becomes an entirely new process: 3D bioprinting.

3D bioprinting requires sterile conditions to avoid contamination of the bioprinted sample, and an appropriate temperature and humidity so the cells dont die. Also, the plastic materials traditionally used in 3D printing cannot be used in bioprinting, as they require high temperatures or toxic solvents.

We and other researchers around the world are developing materials that can be manipulated in a 3D printer while causing minimal harm to the cells.

However, each cell type that makes up the different tissues of the human anatomy requires a unique mechanical environment. Each requires unique structural supports to function normally.

As an example, bo...

23:30

Pelosi And The DCCC Prepare To Lose Again-- Their Specialty And Only Competence "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Will Pelosi and Lujan tell the DCCC to pay for ads like this?

Pelosi and her failed and incompetent DCCC chairman Ben Ray Lujan have become incredibly divisive forces in the Democratic Party just as the drive starts to win back the House. The DCCC is now openly admitting the recruit and finance Blue Dogs, "ex"-Republicans, New Dems, anti-Choice fanatics and other from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. Criticize them and prepare to be screeched at by a noisy contingent of ignorant, history-free idiots yammering about "purity" tests. Throwing Choice under the bus seems easy for people. What if Lujan said Democrats need to recruit open racists and homophobes in certain parts of the South to make sure Democrats are running candidates who represent their districts? Yesterday I heard some jackass braying-- uncorrected-- on NPR about how Democrats have to stop telling anti-Choice voters they can't vote for Democratic candidates. I think the jackass' name was Kristen Day or something like that, a paid anti-Choice nut on the fringes of the Democratic Party. Like anyone ever said that anywhere anytime. Progressive Democrats are happy to have votes from anyone and the argument is about having Republican-lite candidates recruited as elected officials and party leaders, not about voters.

Pelosi may be senile but not so senile that she still can't intentionally muddy the water when she wants to. She went whining to the Washington Post that she "grew up Nancy DAlesandro, in Baltimore, Maryland, in Little Italy, in a very devout Catholic family, fiercely patriotic, proud of our town and heritage, and staunchly Democratic. Most of those p...

23:30

Keystone XL: Low Oil Prices, Tar Sands Pullout Could Kill Pipeline Plan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News - It will be close to three years, at least, before oil could possibly be moving through the controversial Keystone XL pipelineif the pipeline is completed at all. Company officials now concede that after battling protests and regulatory hurdles for nearly a decade, market forces could scuttle the project. Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada first proposed the 1,700-mile project in 2008 to ship tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. The half-built project was halted by President Obama in 2015 only to be revived through an executive order signed by President Trump soon after he took office. The company has spent $3 billion on the project, mostly for pipe but also for land rights and other costs of lobbying for its proposal. During the prolonged dispute, the price of oil fell from more than $130 a barrel to roughly $45 a barrel today, undercutting the prospects for production growth in the Canadian tar sands, which were used to justify the Keystone XL project at its outset. Along with changing market conditions, the emergence of competing pipelines scattered TransCanada's customer base. Now it's uncertain whether the company can sign enough new commitments from Alberta's beleaguered oil patch to move forward.

23:28

Turkish Reinforcements Arrive on Syrian Border to Counter US-Backed Forces "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US forces are beginning to worry about a new front in the Syrian war as Turkish reinforcements arrive on the border of Kurdish controlled Afrin.

(GPA)  Turkey has been exchanging rocket and artillery fire with the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria in recent weeks and it now looks like Ankara is looking to expand operations. Turkey has deployed fresh artillery and armored units to the border and has promised to respond to any actions by the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) who they believe are connected to the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.

The YPG currently comprises a majority of the US backed coalition known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), but the group is considered a terrorist organization by the Turkish government. However, NATO doesnt share this classification of the YPG, and is currently cooperating with them as the main ground force for retaking the capital of the Islamic State, Raqqa.

US military leaders are now beginning to show some concern about Turkish movements, especially these latest developments which are suspected to be a part of a push by the military to secure a swathe of territory between the Kilis border region and Idlib, Syria. This is speculated to be part of a larger agreement between Moscow and Ankara for a joint operations to liberate Idlib.

This details of this operation were just speculation until the past few days when statements by the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition spoke with Turkish media outlet TRT World. According to these rebels, they are currently just awaiting an order from Ankara to retake Menagh Airport, Tel Rifat and other villages from the YPG. Turkey and Russia will also both send their own troops to Idlib to act as a buffer between Syrian and opposition forces.

While Russia may not be fully on board with the Turkish ambitions since the YPG also receives support from Moscow in Afrin its likely that they see this as a lesser problem than the Al Nusra infestation in Idlib. Plus, wit...

23:27

Ich habe mich gestern noch lnger mit meinem alten ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ich habe mich gestern noch lnger mit meinem alten Kumpel Kris gestritten, wie das mit Programmierern in Firmen ist. Ich sehe das wie das Immunsystem oder Oceans 11, dass du lauter Leute hast, die jeweils eine Rolle spielen, die fr das Gesamtergebnis essentiell ist. Kris sah das hingegen so, dass es ja Programmierer wie Sand am Meer gbe, die aus einem Pflichtenheft ein paar Zeilen Code machen knnen, und die viel wichtigere Eigenschaft bei Programmierern sei ja, dass man mit anderen Leuten reden kann. Im Sinne von "der Kunde wei vorher eh nicht, was er will" und "die Team mssen stndig miteinander reden".

Das entglitt mir dann erstmal ein bisschen in einen Agile-Rant, den ich hier mal der Vollstndigkeit halber wiedergeben will.

Ich sehe brigens Extreme Programming und Agile Programming mit einem sehr kritischen Auge. Weil das aus meiner Sicht nmlich nichts mit dem Produkt oder der Entstehung des Produktes zu tun hat, sondern mit einer Kommoditisierung der Mitarbeiter.

Ursprnglich hatte man Programmierer, Projektleiter, Tester und Admins.

Dann hat man gesagt, hey, wir machen jetzt agile, die Programmierer sollen auch mal die Projektleiter-Arbeit bernehmen.

Dann hat man gesagt, hey, wir machen jetzt Test Driven Development, die Programmierer sollen mal auch die Tester-Arbeit bernehmen.

Und dann hat man gesagt, hey, wir machen jetzt Devops, die Programmierer sollen mal auch die Admin-Arbeit bernehmen.

Ergebnis: Alle sind austauschbar. Die perfekte Basis fr Lohnsenkungen und knallhartes Kaputtverhandeln des "Human Capital" aus Sicht des Bosses.

Ich kam dahin, weil mein Eindruck ist, dass diese Gleichmacherei (ist alles Programmieren) das Ziel hat, die Leute alle gleich behandeln zu knnen und austauschbar zu halten, damit man sie besser gegeneinander ausspielen kann. Meiner Beobachtung nach gibt es Leute, die mchten nicht im Groraumbro sitzen, die lsen lieber Puzzles, als dass sie ihre Zeit in endlosen nicht zielfhrenden Meetings verplempern. Und es gibt Leute, die Meetings erfllend finden. Das sind nicht die gleichen Leute. Es gibt Leute, die beides gerne machen, aber das sind echt wenige. Der Effekt von Kris' Weldbild ist dann auch (wie ich finde wenig berraschend), dass er sich wundert, wieso er so wenig fhige Programmierer findet.

Aus meiner Sicht muss man in einer Firma den Anspruch haben, die Fhigkeiten der Mitarbeiter zu respektieren und nach Krften zu nutzen. Nicht "du bringst jetzt auch mal den Mll runter". Da ist niemand glcklich mit.

Ich blogge das jetzt, weil ich nachts im Traum wild herumassoziiert habe, und eine Assoziation erschien mir brillant, als ich sie hatte. Spter nicht mehr ganz so, aber vielleicht hilft es ja trotzdem. Und zwar fiel mir im Trau...

23:26

Benjamin Fulford Report: "Revolution to Spread" -- August 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Revolution to spread to Israel Japan and Middle East this autumn

By benjamin
2017-08-07



Notice to readers: since I am on my holiday this report was written in advance.

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States was a major step towards defeating the Khazarian mafia worldwide. However, the Trump presidency still represents an attempt to reform the old system rather than a true revolution. Trump has been keeping the United State of America Corporation afloat mainly with money extorted from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Middle Eastern oil sheikdoms along with funds looted from Japan and South Korea. The Chinese are also playing their part in keeping the old regime going because their huge structural trade surplus with the US gives them plenty of dollars to use to buy friends and influence people around the world. The Rothschild and other bloodline families who have been running the planet successfully co-opted the Chinese with bribes and flattery. The over $1 trillion Chinese one belt one road initiative is their reward for helping keep the old system afloat.

The Paris accords supported by 19 out of 20 G20 countries, for its part, was an attempt to keep the bloodline controlled IMF, World Bank, UN and other international institutions going by giving the Chinese greater voting rights at the expense of the US, even as they kept these institutions firmly under their control. The problem is that this reform is based on the fraudulent claim that carbon is causing global warming. It is not factually true.

http://principia-scientific.org/breaking-fatal-courtroom-act-ruins-michael-hockey-stick-mann/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/05/exclusive-study-finds-temperature-adjustments-account-for-nearly-all-of-the-warming-in-climate-data/

It also leaves the old families firmly in charge. Remember, the people of the planet earth did not select the head of the UN, the IMF, the World Bank, the BIS etc. it was all done behind the scenes by the ruling families.

For sure the factions behind the Paris accord represent the moderate, no...

23:24

NJ Father Spends $5K To Reprint High School Yearbooks That Censored Trump Slogans "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Moonbats foiled again. Update to this story. Via Fox News: You may remember the story of a New Jersey high school that came under fire after President Trumps campaign logo and slogan were digitally removed from two students yearbook photos and another students quote from the president was also excluded. The students complained about Wall []

23:24

850,000 Muslim migrants in Turkey already on the EU dole "IndyWatch Feed War"

What could possibly go wrong? The gravy train will never run out! And after all, this is their due: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the []

23:23

US Court Of Appeals Throws Out Blackwater Murder Conviction "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Seattle police officers, wearing riot gear, guard a Starbucks coffee shop during May Day demonstrations that went violent in downtown Seattle May 1, 2012. Several hundred demonstrators, including hundreds in black masks, hoods and armed with bats destroyed the windows of a Wells Fargo Bank, NikeTown and an American Apparel store during one of the numerous marches throughout downtown Seattle. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CRIME LAW) - RTR31HN4

23:22

New South Wales and Victoria rocked by 2 rare thundersnow storms in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the world's most reclusive storms hit Australia in the past 24 hours twice. A pair of so-called "thundersnow" storms crashed through parts of NSW and Victoria on Sunday and early Monday morning. If your idea of snow falling is fluffy flakes peacefully landing on peaceful mountain summits, think again. A thundersnow storm is wild, the winds are fierce and directly beneath the epicentre it's a noisy affair. It also has unique attributes, including brighter than usual lightning. For the bosses of Australia's ski resorts, thundersnow is a blessing rather than a curse bringing huge dumps of snows to the slopes.

23:22

Reuters: South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea; China hopes for North-South talks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From Reuters News:

South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea; China hopes for North-South talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon.

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William W. Lee


Filed under: News: Analysis & Opinion

23:21

London Review of Books: You Are the Product "IndyWatch Feed War"

You Are the Product

John Lanchester

  • BUYThe Attention Merchants: From the Daily Newspaper to Social Media, How Our Time and Attention Is Harvested and Sold by Tim Wu
    Atlantic, 416 pp, 20.00, January, ISBN 978 1 78239 482 2
  • ...

23:20

All-Time Index Highs Are An Illusion "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

All-Time Index Highs Are An Illusion by Dennis Slothower  Outsider Club The stock market fell Thursday, but a couple of stocks managed to keep the Dow 30s rally edging higher ahead of Fridays strong key jobs report. In fact, Boeing, Apple,...

The post All-Time Index Highs Are An Illusion appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:19

Re: Cve issue discussion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Glenn Randers-Pehrson on Aug 07

It's not causing a crash, just a delay. You'll safely get either an OOM
message or an EOF message.and no memory leak.

Glenn

23:18

North Korea says it has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any country except the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed War"

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MANILA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) The foreign minister of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ri Hong-Yo, said on Monday that his country has no intention to use nuclear weapons against any other country except the United States.

Ri, in Manila to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), said DPRK is a responsible nuclear power and ICBM state, referring to the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

We have no intention to use nuclear weapons or threaten with nuclear weapons against any other country except the U.S., unless it joins action of the U.S. against DPRK, Ri said in a statement to the ARF.

Ri lambasted the U.S. for trying to internationalize the issue of Korean Peninsula by abusing the United Nations by claiming that DPRKs possession of nuclear weapons is a global threat.

He also said that the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula was created and developed into the present phase today by the United States.

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and suit

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, left, is greeted by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi prior to their bilateral meeting in the sidelines of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting and its Dialogue Partners Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south Manila, Philippines. Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Koreas neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global campaign cheered on by U.S. President Donald Trump.


23:18

Ocean Striking Back? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Submitted by a reader in Australia Flesh-eating, mite-sized sea critters land teen in hospital An Australian boy was hospitalized after being bitten and bloodied by swarms of flesh-eating, mite-sized sea critters. Melbourne teenager Sam Kanizay, 16, went for a swim at the beach, but  came out of the water bleeding profusely at both ankles. His []

23:15

The Chemistry of Addiction and The Gateway to Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Chemistry of Addiction and The Gateway to Freedom

By Melissa Joy Jonsson

Addictions as Distractions

Love. We are all addicted to love indeed. Not just the idea, not just the feeling, but the neurochemistry of love. The experience of love favorably changes our neurophysiology in both mind and body. When we experience love, our body produces its own natural opiates, endorphins, the feel-good neurotransmitters. Among these chemicals is oxytocin, often called our love hormone because of its crucial role in motherchild relationships, social bonding, and intimacy (oxytocin levels soar during sex).

Interestingly, oxytocin has also been shown to mitigate fear. When oxytocin is administered to people with certain anxiety disorders, activity declines in the amygdalathe primary fear center in the brain. As a result, people feel less fearful. Thus exogenous oxytocin, along with other fear-reducing compounds in clinical development, may eventually be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other fear-related conditions.

Addicted to Love

We are hard-wired for love. Our bodies crave love as much as oxygen and water. Many people do not realize that the neurochemistry produced through love is the same neurochemistry produced by the brain while engaging in addictive behaviors. Thus addiction may breed easily in a person starving for love. Love and addiction have the same initial chemical impact on the bodymind connection.

According to studies of the brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the sensation of love is processed in three areas of the brain.

Area 1: Ventral Tegmental Area (Dopamine). The first area is the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a clump of tissue in the brains lower regions that is the bodys central refinery for dopamine. Dopamine performs many functions but primarily regulates reward. Winning the lottery can produce a thrilling rush of dopamine. Remarkably, the VTA also becomes active when one feels the rush of cocaine.

Area Two: Nucleus Accumbens (Oxytocin). Thrill signals that start in the lower brain are then processed in the nucleus accumbens via dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. New mothers are flooded with oxytocin during labor and nursing, supporting a strong...

23:13

Russia will further reduce reliance on US dollar and payment systems in response to sanctions "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Russian government will intensify efforts to cut the country's dependence on US payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on Monday, as quoted by RIA Novosti. "We will, of course, speed up the work on import substitution, reduce dependence on US payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on. It is becoming vitally important," said Ryabkov. "The US is using its dominating role in the monetary and financial system to impose pressure on foreign business, including Russian companies," added the deputy minister. After Washington imposed sanctions on Moscow in 2014, the MasterCard international payment system stopped serving clients of seven Russian banks without warning.

23:11

Has the White House Been Transformed Into a Cozy Nest for Lame Ducks? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It seems that just yesterday the whole world was discussing a US president that would be forever remembered as a lame duck leader Barack Obama. Most people still remember that Obama earned this nickname due to his utter

23:10

18 Years After Saving Chimp Their Eyes Meet Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

18 years ago, Linda Koebner helped two laboratory chimps transition from a life behind bars back to having a normal and happy life. The two chimps, Doll and Swing had  Full Article

23:10

DIRTY COP: Here Are the Major Scandals that Took Place When Robert Mueller Was FBI Director "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Ryan S and American Lookout:

The following report is from Attorney Jeffrey Marty

Shortly after his appointment as Special Counsel to investigate Russias alleged interference into the 2016 presidential election, a former colleague characterized Robert Mueller as ramrod straight and utterly incorruptible. Similar language was breathlessly repeated in mainstream media outlets such as Politico, BBC, and Time magazine. Muellers Vietnam-era service in the United States Marine Corps and 2004 tag-team with then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey to (supposedly) save American democracy from warrantless spying are mainstays of these biographies, sending a clear message that his integrity is not to be questioned, that his dedication to evenhanded justice is beyond reproach.

Its always suspicious when anyones credibility is pushed hard like this, but that goes double when the same person was FBI director for 12 yearsspanning across both the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013yet most people cant remember anything about him. We should remember things such as actions he took to impartially uphold the law.

Sadly, that is not the case. What stands out most during then-FBI Director Muellers term in office is the two-tiered system of justice, when obvious crimes and scandals involving government officials and private-sector elites were ignored or even covered up by the FBI. Much of the worst behavior of government officials in the Bush and Obama administrations was given a pass by Muellers FBI, as well as a megabank that laundered billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and sponsors of terror.

Simply put: Mueller helped to create the swamp that needs to be drained. Hes a dirty cop with no business being anywhere near any national security investigation, but especially one involving James Comey.

Major Scandals During Muellers FBI Years:

At the nations top cop, then-FBI Director Mueller had massive resources to investigate crimes, as well as the ability to arrest suspects and recommend prosecution of the offenders. The following is an abbreviated list of major scandals and likely crimes that Mueller did not meaningfully investigate as FBI Directorno arrests, no consequences:

Falsification of Iraq War intellige...

23:09

Lightning caused 19 fires in 24 hours across Manitoba "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lightning is to blame for 19 fires that started across the province in a 24-hour time period on Saturday, the province said. All of these fires are north of Winnipeg, with most originating in the northwest part of the province. As of yesterday, the province said there were 85 active forest fires, with four still burning out of control. A total of 257 forest fires have been recorded by the province this year, with 170 of them caused by lightning, and the other 87 caused by humans, as of Saturday. The province is advising people to use extra caution when partaking in any outdoor activities in forested areas.

23:09

Re: Cve issue discussion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Marcus Meissner on Aug 07

Hi,

if it could crash the image reader I would consider it "remote denial of service"
classed and CVE worthy.

Ciao, Marcus

23:08

Programme Manager, Learning about Living "IndyWatch Feed World"

About Us OneWorld UK is an international NGO based in the UK, implementing programmes worldwide. Our mission is to innovate using mobile and Internet technologies to enable the worlds vulnerable communities to get the information they need to improve their lives. We mix and match new media in innovative ways and mobile phones tend to be at the heart of many of our projects as they have become ever more ubiquitous and accessible. Our current projects focus on two key initiatives in [...]

23:05

Facial Biometrics Instead of Train Tickets? Dont Even Go There "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Have you seen the little film online by BBC Click showing an academic team at Bristol Robotics Laboratory who are looking to use facial recognition to improve train travel by the year 2020?

The intention behind the project we are

23:05

Anthony Weiner has no friends but not for the reason you think "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Anthony Weiner the former Congressman (D-NY); husband (still) of Hillary Clintons close aide Huma Abedin; and irrepressible exhibitionist who sex-texts and sent pics of his penis to females, including an underage teen has no friends. Richard Johnson reports Continue reading

23:04

Endangering a Landmark Nuclear Treaty with Russia. Jeopardizing Global Security "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Aug. 3, President Trump told millions of Twitter followers to thank Congress for the fact that our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. The immediate impetus for his remark was congressional passage

23:03

Pennsylvania Bill Would Provide Scholarships To Children Of Incarcerated Parents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its for the children. Via The College Fix: In late June, a bipartisan group of Pennsylvania state senators proposed a bill which would establish a public charitable trust to assist children who have a parent (or parents) in the prison system. The First Chance Trust Fund would provide scholarships to these children which, according to []

23:03

The drama at GeekGirlCon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Over the weekend, a shocking email was sent out to supporters of GeekGirlCon, the Seattle con notable for its focus on women and women of color. Five people abruptly announced their resignations in protest of events they did not describe in detail.

This action is not a step taken lightly, the letter stated. Many of you are our friends. Many of you we consider family. This team has a long history with GeekGirlCon, including some of us who were there at the start, and all have worked very hard to support its mission and values. We are disappointed and saddened that it has come to this. However, actions by the ED and by the Board have made the current environment one in which it is impossible for us to continue.

The resigning volunteers made up the bulk of GeekGirlCons operations staff, meaning they were responsible for planning and executing the annual convention that draws upwards of 11,000 attendees. The convention describes itself as a celebration of the female geek, and as an inclusive space for minorities in science, technology and geek culture.

The five accused con management of terrible mistakes, at least as stated in the protest letter.

1. Acts of discrimination carried out by the Executive Director in the removal and eventual reinstatement of a Con Operation staff member.

2. Opportunistic and underhanded voting tactics by the Board of Directors, including:

  • Voting on matters before seeing the evidence collected and knowing it has been collected.

3. Bullying of staff members and making derogatory statements to them about their mental and/or physical condition.

4. Dissemination of printed documents by the Executive Director that include details of private, sexual encounters, unrelated to GeekGirlCon, in an effort to discriminate against and kink-shame a volunteer.

5. Questionable use of charitable funds by the Executive Director.

6. Deprioritization of financial oversight by the Board of Directors.

7. Failure of the Board of Directors to provide any recourse for reporting ethical violations made by the Executive Director.

Bullying? Discrimination? Ethics violations? Uh-oh. Bad news. They accused the organization of gender discrimination and racism.

23:02

Big Oils Bi-Partisan Helpers: A Refiners Fire 5 Years Later "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Steve Early for Counter Punch - Five years ago, my wife and I moved to Richmond, CA and soon learned about the local emergency response protocol known as shelter in place. When large fires break out in Bay Area refineries, like the century old Chevron facility near our house, first a siren sounds. Then public officials direct everyone nearby to take cover inside. Doors must be closed, windows taped shut, if possible, and air conditioning turned off. August 6th is the fifth anniversary of such self-help efforts in Richmond. On that day in 2012, we looked up and saw an eruption worthy of Mount Vesuvius. Due to pipe corrosion and lax maintenance practices, a Chevron processing unit sprang a leak. The escaping petroleum vapor reached an ignition source. This led to a raging fire that Contra Costa County (home to four refineries) classified as a Level 3 incident, posing the highest level of danger. Nineteen oil workers narrowly escaped death at the scene of the accident. It sent a towering plume of toxic smoke over much of the East Bay and fifteen thousand refinery neighbors in search of medical attention for respiratory complaints, While local property values took a hit, Chevron stayed on track to make $25 billion in profits that year.

23:02

The Beckoning of Nuclear War "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Beckoning of Nuclear War

Paul Craig Roberts

The admirable and honorable truth-teller John Pilger warns us that nuclear war is closer than we think.

The 1957 book, On The Beach, introduced awareness that war in the nuclear age is terminable for life on earth. This realization explains President John F. Kennedys rejection of the US Joint Chiefs of Staffs recommendation to launch a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union. Today as evidenced by the behavior of the US government, its European vassal states, and neoconservative pundits, this realization no longer informs US policy.

Pilger speaks of the lobotomy performed on each generation that removes facts from history. Pilger himself is a victim when he chooses to stress that Ronald Reagan defended the Vietnam war instead of emphasizing that Reagan worked with Gorbachev to reduce the threat of nuclear war. The lobotomy that has been performed on the Western world has destroyed knowledge that the US and Russia were on peaceful terms prior to the Soviet collapse.

These peaceful terms lasted a short time, only through the administration of President George H.W. Bush. With the advent of the Clinton regime, all peaceful agreements that were made have been consistently broken by Washington for 24 years throughout the two-term presidencies of three regimes, and now Congress is set on destroying what remains of the work of 20th century US administrations to remove the specter of nuclear armageddon. The defense authorization bill currently before Congress overturns the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. This treaty eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons and signaled the end of the Cold War.

John Pilger tells us of the certain consequences of the renewed nuclear arms race:
http://johnpilger.com/articles/on-the-beach-2017-the-beckoning-of-nuclear-war

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23:02

North Korea Says Under No Circumstances Will It Negotiate Over Nuclear Weapons Has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any country except the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pyongyang threatened it will use its nuclear weapons against U.S. if provoked militarily

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MANILANorth Korea on Monday threatened to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. if provoked militarily and said it would under no circumstances negotiate on its nuclear and missile weapons programs.

In a written statement handed to reporters on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Manila, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said the regime had developed nuclear weapons as a legitimate option for self-defense in the

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North Koreans top diplomat says under no circumstances will it put its nuclear weapons or ballistic missiles on the negotiating table.

Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho also says that his country has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any country except the U.S. He says the only way that would change is if another country joined in an American action against North Korea.

Ri had been scheduled to hold a news confe...

23:01

Whats Wrong with America? John B Wells and Dave Hodges- CSS -8/6/17 Hr 2 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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John B. Wells, the host of Caravan to Midnight, gets very few points for political correctness. However, he does get major points for honesty, integrity, and telling it just like it is.

In the following interview John B. Wells and Dave Hodges talk about the specifics related to what is wrong with America.  This is one of the more livelier interviews and listener discretion is advised.

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23:00

Is History Bunk? Big Business and Hitler "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

History is bunk is what Henry Ford proclaimed one day. What he meant by that is that he did not bother to read history books, and that he found studying and writing history a waste of time. And he undoubtedly

23:00

How I Know For A Fact That There Is No Evidence Of Russia | Mike Cernovich Periscope (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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23:00

What Threatens Indias Judicial System Is Not How Litigants Dress but How Little Faith They Have in It "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Displeased with the attire of a government employee appearing before it, the Himachal Pradesh high court recently issued guidelines on how litigants should dress for their dealings with the justice system.

Supreme Court of India. Credit: Reuters

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It was with the greatest interest that I read the recent report on a multi-coloured check shirt and jeans-wearing respondent no. 6 a junior engineer who had appeared in person for a hearing  ticking off the Himachal Pradesh high court with her attire. The division bench of Justices Tarlok Singh Chauhan and Ajay Mohan Goel was even more appalled on being informed that the government employee discharges her official duties wearing only these kinds of dresses.

The court drew precedential strength from the Allahabad high court judgement in Prayag Das vs Civil Judge to drive home the point that sartorial inelegance undermined the majesty of law. The court then proceeded to issue guidelines on how litigants, particularly government officers and officials, should be dressed in a modest manner for their dealings with the justice...

23:00

Can Walking Barefoot Heal Your Heart? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Can Walking Barefoot Heal Your Heart?

By Nick Polizzi

Why do so many humans equate relaxation and pleasure with walking barefoot along the beach as the waves roll in? How come my son Rivers first instinct is to take his shoes off when he sees a field of green grass?

Is it kooky human behavior that is simply hard-wired into our genetic makeup, or is there something more to this urge to remove footwear?

Historically speaking, it seems like were right in step with our forebearers. Long before we had cushiony sneakers, our distant ancestors tended to walk barefoot over rock, rubble, dirt, stick, and thorn. Their feet were strong and nimble, able to sense and react to any surface they encountered. More recent native cultures often chose to walk through nature on their naked soles as well, instead of wearing moccasins or similar leather footwear.

Commonalities like barefootedness, that we see repeated among ancient groups, beg for further investigation as to why? especially in cultures where simple foot gear was already an option.

Thankfully, there is good science behind shoelessness and the findings are fascinating.

It turns out that the sensation we feel when our feet make contact with moist sand is more than just a feeling. This therapeutic touch of mother earth is laden with remarkable health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, boosting antioxidants in our body, improving sleep, and perhaps most importantly, promoting healthy blood flow.

The primordial practice of walking barefoot, som...

22:58

Alarming: Sea-level rise in Solomon Islands doubles global average "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The current sea level rise in Solomon Islands of 7.7mm/year is one of the highest in the world  compared to global average of 3.2mm/year.

Director of Solomon Islands Meteorological Services David Hiba who is now studying at Reading University in the UK said the current sea level in Solomon Island is more than doubled the global average.

This is the net sea level rise after filtering out noises such as tides, earth movement, meteorological factors etc, Hiba said.

He explained the rate is both from satellite measurements and gauge measurements (Mbokona Bay wharf) and also tectonic movement (earths movement) is measured by a Continuous Global Positioning System (CGPS) installed at the Met Office at Vaya Ridge.

Climate change is taking the front-line again as regional experts on the issue ready to gather in Honiara later this month.

The Solomon Islands Government, through the Solomon Islands Meteorology Service (SIMS) is hosting two meetings to address the issues of climate change and natural disasters from a Meteorological Service responsibility.

The meetings will be held back to back at the FFA Centre in Honiara, between 14-18 of this month.


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22:58

22 Arrested By Massachusetts State Police At Protest Of Kinder Morgan Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Lucas Ropek for Mass Live - SANDISFIELD - Twenty two people were arrested at a staged protest of the construction of the Kinder Morgan pipeline extension in Sandisfield Saturday morning, police said. The "Connecticut Expansion," an extension of an already extant Kinder Morgan pipeline that will stretch four miles through Berkshire County's Otis state forest, has been the site of repeated protests during recent months, including a recent incident involving the arrest of 98-year-old Northampton peace activist Frances Crowe. Massachusetts State Troopers took the demonstrators into custody Saturday after they refused police orders to leave a restricted area of the construction, police said in a statement. The protesters were charged with trespassing, police said. Arrests have been a common occurrence during recent protests, with activists commonly trespassing onto pipeline property as an act of protest. Many protesters are members of the Sugar Shack Alliance, a Western Massachusetts affiliation of activists that pledges non-violent resistance to the fossil fuel industry. Police noted that the arrests were made "peacefully and without resistance," similar to other trespassing arrests that have occurred in the vicinity of the pipeline project during recent weeks.

22:57

Vanuatu upper Airspace revenue increase "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Vanuatu is expected to receive over Vt50 million (US$466,000) from Fiji in its 2017 revenue share of upper airspace fees.

This is an increase of 300% compared to five years ago.

The 2016 revenue share of Vt23.7 million (US$222,000) has already been deposited into a Trust Account held by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu.

The 2016 increase and the forecasted 2017 figure have come after a meagre Vt9-10 million(US$84- US$94,000) annually paid to Vanuatu in the past.

The change in revenue for Vanuatu came about after the decision to negotiate for a review of agreement with Fiji instead of breaking away, which would be a costly exercise.

Director of Civil Aviation Authority (CAAV), Joseph Niel, explained to Daily Post that it was a priority of the Government under the Priority Action Agenda and the Planning Long Acting Short to review the arrangement with Fiji over the control of the upper airspace.

It was an arrangement between States.

The Vanuatu Government and Fiji Government signed the agreement.

The Fijian government then delegated to Airports Fiji Limited who placed the management under the Nadi Oceanic Centre.

Nadi Oceanic Centre looks after the Nadi Flight Information Region (FIR)," he said.

Niel said when the revenue is generated it is divided based on a formula set by the Technical Cooperation Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

This is based on space and navigational equipment each State has to assist aircrafts flying above.

The Nadi FIR covers Vanuatu, Kiribati (part), Tuvalu, New Caledonia and Fiji.

Under revenue shares Vanuatu gets 2.5%, Kiribati 1.47%, Tuvalu 0.59%, New Caledonia 1.58% and Fiji has around 92-93%.

The amount paid to each country is not for each aircraft that flies over each country's airspace but the revenue made from the entire FIR under Nadi is divided and paid in shares as above.

The Brisbane FIR that looks after  Solomon Islands and Nauru have a 40-60 arrangement where Brisbane retains 40% and gives 60% to the two countries.

Similarly Auckland FIR has a 50-50 share arrangement with Tonga and Samoa.

But the difference is that although the Brisbane and Auckland FIRs cover a huge area, the share arrangement only covers areas for each country.
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22:57

Kashamu, supporters shun PDP stakeholders meeting in Ibadan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Wale Elegbede   The anticipated reconciliation in the South-West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be hanging in the balance as Senator Buruji Kashamu and his supporters in the zone shunned the zones stakeholders meeting on Monday. The stakeholders meeting, which drew leaders of the PDP from the six states of the South-West was convened at Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The meeting is expected to harmonise the South-West position ahead of the partys mini-convention on Saturday in Abuja. Kashamu, who was a prominent member of the...

The post Kashamu, supporters shun PDP stakeholders meeting in Ibadan appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

22:56

Russia opens criminal probe as eight missing in diamond mine "IndyWatch Feed War"

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MOSCOW (AFP)  Rescuers on Monday desperately tried to contact eight miners missing in a flooded Siberian diamond mine as investigators opened a probe into suspected violations of safety rules.
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The accident on Friday at the mine in the Sakha region some 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) east of Moscow saw water flood in from a disused crater.

Russias Investigative Committee, which probes serious crimes, said Monday it had opened a criminal case over suspected breaches of safety procedures at the mine, owned by the countrys largest diamond producer Alrosa, punishable by up to three years in jail.

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The 36-year-old man has been taken to hospital

Rescuers helped an injured miner escape on Saturday, bringing the total who have been evacuated to 143. He was hospitalised in a serious condition with hypothermia.

Specialised climbers were working on Monday to try to establish communications with the section where the remaining eight men are believed to be trapped by sending a signal through a drainage pipe, Alrosa said in a statement.

The companys president Sergei Ivanov said Sunday that rescuers were trying to reach a location where the miners may be trapped, but the company denied a report that their exact whereabouts had been identified.

Specialist rescuers were also working inside the mine to clear tunnels blocked by mud from the flooding and rock fragments from the mining process, Alrosa said.

The emergency situations ministry said rescuers had already explored along tunnels stretching almost seven kilometres and had cleared 200 metres of blocked tunnels.

The company was also working to set up extra pumps to remove water from the huge crater that is leaking into the underground mine shafts, to ensure the rescuer...

22:56

On the Anniversary of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

August 6 and August 9 mark the dropping of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an act that launched the perilous era of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. After the first atomic blast, which killed 100,000 residents

22:55

Comey Committed Perjury in TarmacGate, 1741 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Arceri Is Still Working To Improve GLSL Compile Times For Mesa "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For those wondering what Valve Linux developer Timothy Arceri has been working on with KHR_no_error settling down and the like, he still is striving towards faster GLSL compilation times to in turn speed up Linux game loading performance...

22:53

PNG National Election not successful, says Kwa "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The 2017 National Election was unsuccessful and somebody has to be held accountable says  Papua New Guinea Secretary of the Constitutional Law Reform Commission Dr Eric Kwa.

Dr Kwas comments comes after the election was marred with reports of delays and disruptions in polling and counting due to non-payment of volunteer workers allowances; electoral roll discrepancies, allegations of double voting, vote buying and intimidation; double declarations in a hotel or places other than the counting venue; alleged kidnapping of MPs; election-related death and destruction to properties in some parts of the country; cases of strangers in the parliament who claimed to be legitimate MPs elect; the extension on the date of the return of writs and the election of the Parliament Speaker and the Prime Minister by 106 elected MPs out of 111 on Wednesday as five electorates including three provincial seats were still in counting then.

In my observation the electoral laws are ok, its the implementation that the implementers that have been causing us all these headaches, so it really is an operational issue and not a legal issue. The law is not wrong and complicated. Its the same law that was applied in 2002, 2007, 2012 National Elections and how is it that this time around we have major problems so when you look at it its the administrators people who are administering the law and not the law, he said, adding theres no need to review the law on election.

The fact that we completed 106 seats doesnt mean its successful. A successful election is not measured by the number of the politicians coming in; success is based on the overall performance. Just because you have 106 on the floor of parliament and you now have the election of the PM and the speaker doesnt mean its a success.

What happened to the people who died, the building burnt That shows something is wrong, Dr Kwa said adding its unfair on the people of the five electorates including Simbu , Eastern Highlands , and Southern Highlands regional who didnt have a voice on the floor of parliament when it resumed on Wednesday .

According to organic law on national election you have got 14 more days to extend so why did you extend only for the four days ?He should have extended for full 14 days from the 24th of July to 14 th of August .According to section 177 that he is quoting, hes got addition 14 days to extend but he chose 4 days and he is saying I have to keep the date within the anniversary of the first pa...

22:52

Lets Get This Straight: Im Bi "IndyWatch Feed National"

Do you have a boyfriend? they ask me in Chinese, because youre always assumed straight until proven otherwise. Like me, this could go two ways. I could just be honest, but it wouldnt be the whole truth. I could somehow shoehorn that Im into girls, but itd open up a huge, nuanced conversation I couldnt hold in my second language. I answer instantly.

At first glance, I probably wouldnt beep on anyones gaydar. Im an average, female- presenting cis woman whose last partner was a cis man. I am also in the middle of my year abroad in Shanghai, China: a country thats not the most LGBTQIA+ friendly place on the planet. Combine these two circumstances, and through a series of omissions, everyone in China is under the impression that Im straight.

Its created something of a rift between my morals and my instincts. Im often so quick to criticise white people who pull the privilege over their eyes, but drop me in the middle of Shanghai and Im suddenly using my own privilege as a shield. Im a hypocrite.

Its very easy for me to pretend Im straight, and I sometimes wonder if its an insult to those whose identities are not so easily concealed. Its like Im only part of the LGBTQIA+ community when its convenient to me. I am contributing to the systems of privilege I vehemently detest in the west; I should loathe myself. But when my life and general wellbeing is on the line, its hard to.

My identity as a queer woman is something Im certainly proud of and want to share, but I also think theres a place namely that where I am certain of my safety. I dont want to feel like Im breaking my moral code for wishing to live a smooth life this year.

Because the thing is, Im in China to study Mandarin, not be their Eastern Ellen Degeneres. Being out and proud in a country like China would automatically make me an ambassador for the LGBTQIA+ community, and I think Im within my rights to not want to carry that cross. Lets be honest, a little Filipino-Australian girl who also likes girls isnt going to change the views of the Chinese population. We all watch the Hunger Games thinking wed be Katniss, but when the time comes most of us would probably be cowering in fear, awaiting our fate. Im no revolutionary.

If I do have an obligation to embrace my identity no matter the climate, it implies that my identity exists to serve the best interests of the LGBTQIA+ community at large, rather than my own. But that just opens floodgates bigger than the Three Gorges Dam.

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22:52

Major Blockchain Hackathon to Launch in Australia Amidst Increased Bitcoin Adoption "IndyWatch Feed National"

Chami Akmeemana, director at ConsenSys is set to launch a major Blockchain hackathon amidst rising interest in Bitcoin, Blockchain, fintech and cryptocurrencies in Australia.

22:51

Cop Pulls Over Speeder, Holds Passenger At Gun Point For 9 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed World"

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For over 9 minutes, one Campbell, California police officer held the passenger in a previously speeding car hostage at gun point.  A video taken during the traffic stop is now drawing attention to the drastic measures police are going to in order to enforce even the most mundane of laws; such as speeding.

Its becoming more clear by the day that we live in an ever increasing and oppressive police state.  This particular traffic stop took place last Wednesday morning, July 26, along U.S. Route 101, south of San Jose after an officer noticed a car pass him going 85 mph, according to the Campbell Police Department. Since the car was going faster than the states arbitrary posted speed limit, a police officer decided it was his duty to enforce the law, and took off after the vehicle.

After stopping the car for speeding, the officer requested the drivers license and additional paperwork. The driver and passenger spent several minutes looking for the paperwork before the officer walked back to his motorcycle to write a citation, police said.

According to police, the passenger then began reaching under his seat, so the cop feared for his life, thinking the passenger was looking for a handgun. It is not clear why the passenger chose to reach under the seat since the officer was not requesting any other paperwork, Campbell police said in a statement. Unfortunately, the passengers unexpected movement towards the bottom of the seat, caused the officer to perceive a threat and draw his handgun.

*This video shows a cop pointing a gun at an unarmed man. It is not violent, yet may be unsuitable for some viewers, as the man curses at the cop for not lowering the gun.


Wow, the passenger says in the video, laughing. Were looking for the fing paperwork, bro. Oh my God.  The passenger maintains that he was looking for the requested paperwork the cop asked for the entire time.  I understand that, the officer replies. Dont move, all right?

The passenger sounds indignant and nervous (probably because hes got a gun in his face-the reaction any human would have) as his...

22:51

How Long Does Trump Have? Hagmann and Hodges- CSS 8/6/17 Hr 1 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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When one adds up all the things that is going on in Washington DC, it is abundantly clear that the Deep State is taking the coup against Trump to another level. If Robert Mueller fails to impeach Trump, what will the globalists do? Will they take their plot to another level? Are we reliving the days of JFK in November of 1963?

The following is a fascinating interview with Doug Hagmann. p assassination

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22:51

Lassa fever: Primary Healthcare Director confirms 2 cases in Edo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Director of Primary Health Care in Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo, Dr Sunday Yerumoh, on Monday confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in the locality. Yerumoh made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Igarra, the administrative headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area. He disclosed that the patients were quickly admitted in the Surveillance Unit of the local government health care centre, when health personnel noticed that they displayed symptoms of Lassa fever. The patients were brought to the surveillance unit of...

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22:50

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: From a Sunday to a Monday in August, the Sixth Day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The genesis of the world, the myth of creation speaks of seven days.1 Six days of divine labour whereon the seventh the lord of the universe rested. No one, not even the angelic general staff of the combined heavenly

22:49

Pakistans Democracy Will Survive "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Supreme Court's decision to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is viewed by many in the West as ominous sign of a return to political instability in the country. But an independent judiciary, free press, active civil society, and chastened military will reinforce the country's parliamentary system.

22:48

Jordan king makes rare West Bank visit to meet Palestinian president "IndyWatch Feed War"

King Abdullah II has flown to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian President Abbas for the first time in five years. The trip is being viewed as a message to Israel, particularly over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

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Jordans King Abdullah II flew by helicopter to the West Bank on Monday to hold talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas amid shared tensions with Israel.

Abdullah received a red carpet welcome in Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority. He was greeted by Abbas before the two national anthems were played.

The two leaders meet fairly frequently in the Jordanian capital of Amman and other regional capitals, but it was Abdullahs first visit to Ramallah since December 2012.

The kings trip had to be coordinated with Israeli authorities who control all entrance and exit points to the West Bank, including the 150 kilometer (93 mile) border with Jordan and the airspace above it.

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Signal to Israel

Abdullahs visit comes amid rising Jordanian-Israeli tensions and is seen as a message to Tel Aviv that the Jordanian monarch is aligning with Palestinians on key issues  particularly concerning a contested Jerusalem holy site.

A crisis erupted last month at the Al Aqsa mosque compound when Israel installed metal detectors at Muslim entrances following the killing of two Israeli policemen.

The compound, which sits on a plateau in the Old City, is the third holiest site in Islam and is also revered by the Jews who call it Temple Mount.

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22:48

Predictably N. Korea hits out after new UN sanctions: 'Big mistake for US to think it's safe' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pyongyang has criticized the new round of UN restrictions against it, promising to respond with "righteous action" and hinting that the US mainland cannot consider itself safe, North Korean state media reported. Sanctions approved by all 15 members of the UN Security Council on Saturday outraged North Korea, which for years has refused to negotiate its nuclear program, instead accusing the US and its allies of aggression. Pyongyang has promised to use "righteous action" in response, although without elaborating, North Korea's KCNA news agency reported, as cited by Reuters. "It's a wild idea to think the DPRK will be shaken and change its position due to this kind of new sanctions formulated by hostile forces," AP cited the agency.

22:47

Global Warming Caused Vikings to Become Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

David Middleton From the Climate Change Causes Everything Files: SCIENCE We know Vikings as infamous raiderswas that merely a response to climate change? Changing temps may have impacted the ability to farm, leading to new economic strategies. K.N. SMITH 8/6/2017 Beneath their still surfaces, the lakes of some Arctic islands may hide the

22:47

Re: Cve issue discussion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Glenn Randers-Pehrson on Aug 07

Do memory-exhaustion bugs get a CVE? Suppose an application is fooled
into requesting 2Gb of memory but then never uses it other than
attempting to read it, immediately hitting EOF, and cleaning up.

I'm addressing such a bug in libpng right now, in which the user
is sent a PNG file containing a tEXt chunk that claims to have a 2GB
length (but none of the 2GB data is included in the PNG). On my
platform libpng deals with that almost...

22:46

Why China and Russia Agreed to Tough New Sanctions on North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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On Saturday, Security Council members imposed sanctions on North Korea for the seventh time since its first 2006 nuclear test.

New ones aim to

22:45

Does sugar make you sad? New study finds a link "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Does sugar make you sad? New study finds a link

But we still dont know why.

By Anika Knppel

The thought of a cupcake, skillfully frosted with fluffy vanilla icing, may put a smile on your face, but research suggests that, in the long term, a sweet tooth may turn that smile into a frown but not for the reasons you think.

In a new study, published in Scientific Reports, my colleagues and I found a link between a diet high in sugar and common mental disorders.

The World Health Organisation recommends that people reduce their daily intake of added sugars (that is, all sugar, excluding the sugar that is naturally found in fruit, vegetables and milk) to less than 5 percent of their total energy intake.

However, people in the UK consume double in the US, triple that amount of sugar. Three-quarters of these added sugars come from sweet food and beverages, such as cakes and soft drinks. The rest come from other processed foods, such as ketchup.

At the same time, one in six people worldwide suffers from a common mental disorder, such as a mood or anxiety disorder. Could there be a link between high sugar consumption and common mental disorders?

Earlier research, published in 2002, examined the link between depression and sugar consumption in six countries. The researchers, from Baylor College in the US, found that higher rates of refined sugar consumption were associated with higher rates of depression.

Since then, a handful of studies have investigated the link between added sugar consumption and subsequent depression.

In 2011, researchers...

22:44

South Koreas New Progressive Candlelight Revolution Party "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Part II of a two part interview

Zoom in Korea asked Kim Jong-hoonan independent member of the South Korean National Assembly and Standing Representative of the New Peoples Party (tentative name)to discuss the impetus behind the formation of a

22:44

X-Ray Music from Soviet Times "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From 1946 to 1964, many people in the Soviet Union listened to banned music (like western jazz and rhythm 'n blues) on bootleg records made on x-ray film:
In Leningrad (todays Saint Petersburg), young music lover Ruslan Bogoslowsky managed to build a transcription lathe a 3-kilogram portable device able to record live sounds on waxed or acetate discs, then mainly used by radio journalists.

When it came to choosing the recording material, Coates says, discarded X-rays were an obvious choice. X-ray film is soft enough to be recorded on, but strong enough to hold the groove, he explains. It was also very easy to find: Russian hospitals had to get rid of their X-rays within one year because they were flammable, back then.

Bogoslowsky teamed up with some friends to create the Golden Dog Gang: a bootlegger outfit able to get hold of smuggled vinyls and churn out tens of copies of bone records.

It was a laborious process yielding mediocre results: a lathe had to be positioned next to the gramophone playing the vinyl original, and it could only make one record at a time one song at a time, in fact, as its maximum length was three minutes.

Sound quality wasnt great either some of the bootleggers Coates spoke with said X-ray music sounded like sand and the records tended to wear off over time. Still, they were the only thing around, and they cost a few rubles. (The trade wasnt particularly lucrative.)

Quickly, Bogoslowskys technique spread across Russia, as peddlers of X-ray records mushroomed at every corner of every major city.
Fascinating. I suppose the thrill of listening to forbidden music on bootleg records helped to make up for the poor sound quality.

22:44

Henri Pauls Dad Claims Police Told Him Princess Diana Was Murdered "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Father of  Henri Paul, Princess Dianas driver on the night she died, claims that British police told him she was murdered and that his son was collateral damage. According to an official inquest in [...]

22:43

Unreal. #NeverTrump Senator Brags on FOX News Sunday About Pushing Back against Trump (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

#NeverTrump Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) is pushing back hard against President Trump something he never did with Socialist Barack Obama.

Last week Tillis and Senator Coons from Delaware proposed legislation to prevent President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller from the Russia witch hunt.

Senator Tillis bragged about his anti-Trump moves on FOX News Sunday:

Senator Tillis: Well I think actually maybe the Republicans should get some credit for showing some independence and not necessarily deferring to a White House that happens to share their party.

The post Unreal. #NeverTrump Senator Brags on FOX News Sunday About Pushing Back against Trump (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:42

72nd Anniversary Of Hiroshimas Gratuitous Mass Murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In this Aug. 6, 1945 photo released by the U.S. Army, a mushroom cloud billows about one hour after a nuclear bomb was detonated above Hiroshima, Japan. A contentious debate over nuclear power in Japan is also bringing another question out of the shadows: Should Japan keep open the possibility of making nuclear weapons, even if only as an option? It may seem surprising in the only country ever devastated by atomic bombs, particularly as it marks the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 2012, and Nagasaki three days later. The Japanese government officially renounces nuclear weapons, and the vast majority of citizens oppose them. (AP Photo/U.S. Army via Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum)

22:42

The Road to Understanding Syria Goes Through Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It should not be a secret to any independent and conscientious thinker, writer, or journalist that what has been happening in Syria since 2011 is nothing but complex and dirty attempts by multiple regional and global powers to Iraqize Syria

22:41

Progressive Democratic Party Veterans Win New Caucus Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"This is a true victory not just for progressive veterans in California but for all progressive Democrats. The Party listened to us and responded appropriately. Now, our mission is to elect a new slate of officers for the Executive Board and carry our progressive platform forward throughout the Veterans community in California," said Robert Leahy, president of the Los Angeles County Veterans Democratic Club.

22:40

Why Foreign Govts Seem Reluctant to Expose Clintons Alleged Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Secret Recordings Emerge in Clinton Foundation Probe A Day In the Life: Clinton Crime Family

Why Foreign Govts Seem Reluctant to Expose Clintons Alleged Fraud by Ekaterina Blinova  Sputnik News The Clintons fundraising activities have long been raising justified concerns. However, foreign investigations into the Clinton Foundations activities are moving too slowly. Apparently, the probes could...

The post Why Foreign Govts Seem Reluctant to Expose Clintons Alleged Fraud appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:40

Mesa 17.2 Release Candidate 3 Arrives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The third release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 17.2 stable release is now available...

22:39

Netanyahu in the Dock? Bribery, Fraud and Breach of Trust "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Hes been investigated for over a year for alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, including for accepting about $1.1 million from accused French

22:39

Apprentice, 17, in court over alleged rape "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    A 17-year- old apprentice, Godspower Adarugbe, who allegedly conspired and raped his neighbours daughter, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court. The accused, who resides at Agbole Compound, Igando, a suburb of Lagos, is facing two counts charge of conspiracy and rape. The prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed on July 15 at the accused residence. Donny said that the accused invited his friends to his room and lured in his neighbours 13-year-old daughter. The accused and his other...

The post Apprentice, 17, in court over alleged rape appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

22:39

Israel strips Palestinian of citizenship for attack on soldiers "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Rights groups say move against Alaa Zayud is a violation of international human rights law

22:38

Vegas Oddsmakers Have Handicapped the Presidential Winner in 2020- Who Will Win? "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Vegas oddsmakers are the best at calculating the odds of something happening. They handicap horse races, the Super Bowl and even Presidential elections.

The odds have been placed for the 2020 election and a clear-cut favorite has been established. Who is it? Will Clinton make a comeback? Is Trump actually more popular than the mainstream media lets on? Who is it?

Biden, Pelosi, Oprah Winfrey, and a variety of others are handicapped. I guarantee that the readers will be surprised because the results differ significantly from the polls.

The answer and the runner-up candidates are handicapped in the following video. Following the video contains a related development with regard to Twitter that is extremely disturbing. America is about to change forever, if there is not some level of divine intervention.

 

 

WHO WILL WIN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

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  • Donald Trump +300
  • Mike Pence +700
  • Elizabeth Warren +900
  • Michelle Obama +1400
  • Bernie Sanders +2000
  • Cory Booker +2000
  • Hillary Clinton +2500
  • Joe Biden +2500
  • Paul Ryan +2800
  • Marco Rubio +3300
  • Tim Kaine +3300
  • Amy Klobuchar +3300
  • Kamala Harris +3300
  • Michael Bloomberg +3300
  • Andrew Cuomo +3300
  • Julian Castro +4000
  • Mark Zuckerberg +5000
  • Kirsten Gillibrand +5000
  • Ted Cruz +5000
  • Nikki Haley +5000
  • Sherrod Brown +5000
  • Mark Cuban +6000
  • John Kasich +6600
  • Mitt Romney +6600
  • John Hickenlooper +7500
  • Trey Gowdy +10000
  • Oprah Winfrey +10000
  • Dwayne The Rock Johnson +10000
  • Jeb Bush +10000
  • Martin OMalley +10000
  • Rand Paul +10000
  • Tammy Duckworth +10...

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Jordanian king in rare visit to Palestinian president "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP/File / by Shatha Yaish and Hossam Ezzedine | Israeli security forces stand guard in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on July 27, 2017

RAMALLAH (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) (AFP)  Jordans King Abdullah II began a rare visit to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday, amid shared tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

In his first visit to Abbass headquarters in Ramallah in five years, Abdullah was welcomed on a red carpet near his helicopter by the Palestinian leader before the two national anthems were played.

The two men did not address the media but shook hands with senior Palestinian officials.

The visit came less than two weeks after the end of a standoff at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem where Israel had imposed new security measures, including metal detectors, following an attack that killed two policemen.

Jordan, which is the custodian of the site, reacted angrily to the new measures, while Palestinians responded with days of protests.

The tensions were exacerbated on July 23 when an Israeli security guard shot dead two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy compound in the capital Amman.

One of the two men attacked the Israeli with a screwdriver, while the other was apparently shot dead by accident, according to Israeli officials.

The crisis eased on July 27 when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the removal of the metal detectors, while he has also promised to investigate the embassy incident.

Abdullahs visit was seen by analysts as providing support to Abbas, who has been isolated by Israel over his response to the Al-Aqsa row.

The mosque compound is in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 in a move never recognised by the international community.

The 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan recognises Ammans special status as official custodian of Jerusalems holy Muslim sites.

About half of Jordans 9.5 million citizens are of Palestinian origin.

Anger

Netanyahus removal of the metal detectors was seen by Palestinians as a victory.

At Abbass headquarters a large banner was erected with a picture of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound with the slogan Jerusalem is victorious.

It appears that King Abdullah wants to show through his visit that he s...

22:36

Italy Sends Warships into Libyan Waters to Block Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Featured image: Comandante Borsini (Source: Marina Militare)

On August 3, the Italians government sent the frigate Commandante Borsini into Libyan territorial waters to stop refugees fleeing Libya for Europe. This violation of the sovereignty of Libya, a former Italian

22:35

World watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Monday GMT For events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:35

US Has Budgeted $49 Million for Venezuelan Right-Wing Since 2009 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Important article first published in May 2009

Since at least 2009 the U.S. Department of State has budgeted at least US$49 million in total to support right-wing opposition forces in Venezuela who are now in their seventh week of violent

22:34

Programme Manager, Learning about Living "IndyWatch Feed World"

About Us OneWorld UK is an international NGO based in the UK, implementing programmes worldwide. Our mission is to innovate using mobile and Internet technologies to enable the worlds vulnerable communities to get the information they need to improve their lives. We mix and match new media in innovative ways and mobile phones tend to be at the heart of many of our projects as they have become ever more ubiquitous and accessible. Our current projects focus on two key initiatives in [...]

22:34

Jordan's king in Ramallah to discuss holy site tensions "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Kenyans stockpile food, police get first aid kits ahead of vote "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nervous Kenyans stockpiled food and water on Monday and police prepared first emergency aid kits as families headed to their ethnic heartlands on the eve of an election many fear could descend into violence. Opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72, who lost elections in 2007 and 2013, has already said President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, can only win if his ruling Jubilee party rigs the vote, a stance that increases the chances of a disputed result and unrest. Opinion polls before Tuesdays presidential election put the pair neck-and-neck. Kenyans will also be...

The post Kenyans stockpile food, police get first aid kits ahead of vote appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

22:33

The Dangers of Centralising Power and Wireless Communications "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Peter Paul Parker

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Over the last few decades we have seen an increasing movement of the centralisation of power so the few can rule the masses. Read More

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August 8 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1220 Sweden  was defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.

1503  King James IV of Scotland married Margaret Tudor.

1509  The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya was crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.

1576  The cornerstone for Tycho Brahes Uraniborg observatory was laid on Hven.

1588  Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines  The naval engagement ended, ending the Spanish Armadas attempt to invade England.

1647  Battle of Dungans Hill  English Parliamentary forces defeated Irish forces.

1709  Bartolomeu de Gusmo demonstrated the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal.

1786  Mont Blanc was climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and DrMichel-Gabriel Paccard.

1793 The insurrection of Lyon.

1794 Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver led an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

1870 The Republic of Ploieti, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.

1876  Thomas Edison received a patent for his mimeograph.

1879 Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, was born (d. 1950).

1889  Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer, was born (d. 1977).

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22:31

Syrian Army Advances Further In Direction Of Deir Ezzor Following Liberation Of Sukhna (Maps, Video, Photos) "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front Click to see the full-size map On Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured Rjam al-Saboun area east of the recently liberated Sukhna town. The SAA also captured Tal Abu Qul, Dohor Rajm al-Qun and al-Meleh hills south of Sukhna after heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the Hezbollah []

22:30

Rhode Island becomes 4th state to offer free community college tuition "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Rhode Island becomes 4th state to offer free community college tuition

By Ray Downs

Aug. 3 (UPI) Rhode Island lawmakers voted to become the fourth state in the nation to offer free community college for state residents Thursday.

Lawmakers passed the state budget proposal, which included $2.8 million to fund the free tuition program for one year. Graduating high school seniors who maintain a 2.5 GPA and go to school full-time will be eligible, regardless of income.

The current tuition at the Community College of Rhode Island the only community college in the state is $2,074 per semester for in-state residents. But CCRI was already planning on striking tuition for incoming students in the fall semester of 2017 even before the budget officially passed.

Were absolutely prepared to serve any student who wants to take classes here, said Patrick Stone, a spokesman for CCRI, reported WJAR.

The free tuition at community college plan is a partial win for Gov. Gina Raimondo, who had been pushing for a broader proposal that would have also made two years free at both of the states 4-year colleges. But lawmakers rejected that plan.

Rhode Island joins three other states New York, Tennessee and Oregon that have approved plans to make community college free.

This article (Rhode Island becomes 4th state to offer free community college tuition) was originally published on UPI and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

22:30

Dash invites researchers to hack their blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Thousands of security researchers will be incentivized to identify critical software vulnerabilities within Dashs code and present them to the Dash Core Team for remediation. Commencing in August, Dash will employ a private bug bounty program through Bugcrowd, tapping into a curated, invite-only crowd to find Dash vulnerabilities, and then, in line with the rollout of Evolution, expand to a public program with over 60,000 registered security experts. The Dash bug bounty Jim Bursch, director More

22:30

Shameless fear-mongering versus reality "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Al Gore pedals climate and weather scam. CFACT film and Aussie book present Climate Facts. Guest post by Paul Driessen, Before I could enjoy a movie last week, I was forced to endure five minutes of climate and weather fear-mongering, when the theater previewed Al Gores Inconvenient Sequel. His attempt to pin every weather disaster

22:29

10 Monday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My back home after a weekend in the woods morning train reads:  Stock Market Charts Without Context Only Feed Hysteria (Prophets)  The Market Really Is Different This Time (MoneyBeat)  Individually Rational and Collectively Crazy (Institutional Investor)  A Chat With Daniel Kahneman (Collaborative Fund)  The best things on the internet dont make any money (Mashable) Be sure to check

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22:26

DefenseCode ThunderScan SAST Advisory: WordPress Easy Modal Plugin Multiple Security Vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by DefenseCode on Aug 07

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Vendor Status: Vendor contacted, update released...

22:25

The Chariot Mosaic at Akaki, Cyprus "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Archaeologists working in Akaki, Cyprus this spring uncovered a spectacular, 85-foot long (26 m) mosaic depicting a race between four chariots. Each chariot is accompanied by two names, probably those of the drive and one of the horses. The mosaic dates to the 4th century CE.


There don't yet seem to be good photographs of the mosaic, especially of the whole thing. All the photos and videos I have found online were taken on the same day, as an archaeologist wandered around spraying the tiles with water. Each damp spot was clearly visible only for a moment before it dried out and faded to near invisibility.


22:25

RIP Subtlety "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The strange death of subtlety.  Forgive my unsubtle wordplay, but two recent laments at the strange-but-true obsolescence of *subtlety* appeared in the press recently. 

Forget subtlety, nuance or shades of grey. Your opinions must be black, white, or squeezed into 140 character soundbites. You. will. take. sides.

Douglas Murrays Spectator article  was titled: Kevin Myers eager critics should feel ashamed of themselves. 
I have to ask myself, was I an eager critic? I suppose I was in a way. But then again, I wasnt. 
I agree with 99% of Douglass argument.  Kevin Myers shouldnt have been written off, either as an antisemite or a Holocaust denier for all the reasons that are set out in the piece.  Sacking him was unfair, considering the bile that so many others with far fewer redeeming qualities have been able to get away with recently. I mean much more ill-intended stuff. But in the current climate NOT sacking him would have looked almost as bad. What can you do? 

Maybe being socially ostracised is just collateral damage; the fall-out from recent events. He may merely have been a scapegoat, an example, a warning to others; beware.

However, where Myers has been given a little too much of the benefit of the doubt by Douglas is in his generous reading of those crass innuendos about Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz as a joke along the lines of Theyre no fools, these Jews. 
The point I imagine Myers was trying to make would appear, if anything, to have been somewhat philo-Semitic. 
That is stretching it a bit. I mean, as if! 
Anything can be made to sound straightforward or deeply sarky, according to delivery and context. But in print - nah. Risky and show-offy, as Douglas himself willingly admits. It was an ill-judged throwaway, and if not antisemitic in itself, it pandered to antisemites. And in his subtle and nuanced defence of Myers, so, in some ways, does Dou...

22:25

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Frankly, I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with the Deep State removing this guy. Some other guy? Sure.

But not this guy.

Discuss

The Silver Spoons White House "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

All I really hope to get out of John Kelly is a little insurance against the president inadvertently causing an international incident, or worse, a nuclear exchange on the Korean Peninsula. I dont have any faith that the reins hes putting on Trump and his staff will be lasting or sufficient to create a reasonably functional executive office.

The overall impression I get from reading about Kellys efforts is of a new butler put in charge of an absolutely insufferable pre-teen who has inherited a vast fortune and has absolutely no morals, discipline, or decency. Hell try to get Trump to do his homework and stop making prank calls, but the second hes not looking Trump will take some friends down to the backyard pond and dynamite the fish.

I wish I were kidding, but I am 100% serious. Even the straight reporting on Kelly/Trump from places like Bloomberg looks like a bizarro remake of Silver Spoons directed by Wes Craven.

No, Little Ricky Stratton cant come out to play!

In his first week, Kelly also quickly moved to take control of the door to the Oval Office. His predecessor, Reince Priebus, seemed unable to stop White House staffers from popping in unannounced to see the president dropping news articles on his desk that he would love or hate, sharing ideas for tweets, or just getting valuable face time with the boss. Trump, whos known to be easily distracted, would wave-in the visitors, even as his scheduled appointments sometimes backed up. Kelly insists that anyone who wants to see the president now must go through him.

No, Ricky, you cant use the computer to troll people!

Perhaps even more important, Kelly is testing his authority to tame Trumps sometimes reckless tweeting habits. While Kelly isnt vetting every presidential tweet, Trump has shown a willingness to consult with his chief of staff before hitting send on certain missives that might cause an international uproar or lead to unwelcome distractions, according to three people familiar with the interactions. Kelly has been offering a different way to say the same thing, the person said.

Trump has made it clear, however, that he reserves the right to ignore advice on tweets.

No, I wont deliver your stupid message to Ricky. He has to finish his math homework!

Joining Kelly at Bedminster this weekend is Rick Wadell, a deputy national security adviser and major general in the Arm...

The Big Picture "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today is a good day to go back and look at the piece I wrote on December 9th, 2015 called: Trump and the Missing White Voters. Compare it to the Monkey Cage piece currently running in the Washington Post: Resentful white people propelled Trump to the White House and he is rewarding their loyalty.

When youre done with those two articles, go read the piece I wrote just after last Novembers election: Avoiding the Political Southification of the North.

What Id like to focus on is not so much how this strategy worked. Im interested in getting people on the left end of the spectrum to examine how they're reacting to its success. The number one thing thats happening is that it is causing stress. The left is developing factions that blame each other with increasing volume. The second thing thats happening is that people are reacting much like puppets on a string, operating without a birds eye view that allows them to see how theyre being manipulated. People dont acknowledge the stresses that others are feeling, so blacks feel like too many whites want to keep their distance from them and whites have trouble getting people to understand the significance of the erosion in their communities for the Democratic Party and the political implications of this if it doesnt change or gets worse. People tend to interpret any effort to stem or reverse this tide as an excuse for selling them out, on womens rights, gay rights, environmental policy, immigration policy, and so on. Everything becomes a debate over peoples preexisting ideologies, so the solution either lies in aggressive socialistic redistributive policies or it relies on abandoning whole regions of the country as lost causes in an effort to boost minority and blue area turnout.

What isnt considered enough is that a very well-considered strategy was used to beat us. It was an unconscionable strategy. But it was successful. And in a lot of ways we participated in making the strategy work by behaving exactly as they knew we would behave. When we fight among each other on these terms, were really playing a part in their strategy.

Everything Ive been trying to do since I wrote that post-election piece on the Southification of the North, has been aimed at avoiding these traps. Part of me believes the effort is hopeless and our fates are sealed because we are going to act according to our own nature, and nothing can change that. But I actually believe that the only answer for a situation like this where the enemy relies on us def...

If Only We Could Sue the GOP for Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

So, this 70 year-old guy named Bob Heghmann filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court yesterday against the Republican National Committe and Virginias two national GOP committee members, Morton Blackwell and Cynthia Dunbar, as well as the Republican Party of Virginia and state party Chairman John Whitbeck. He accused them all of engaging in a fraudulent pattern of racketeering for the purpose of duping Republican voters out of their hard-earned cash with false promises. His complaint estimates that the national GOP raised more than $735 million and Virginias party more than $20 million from 2009 to 2016 in large part by promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But, he claims, they knew damn well from at least 2012 that it would never happen:

Heghmanns suit contends that Republicans knew the GOP wouldnt be able to repeal the health care law after President Barack Obamas re-election in November 2012, but continued to raise money on the promise it would.

As evidence, he pointed to comments by then-House Speaker John Boehner just after Obamas re-election.

Its pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land, the Ohio Republican said when asked if the GOP-controlled House would push again for a repeal of the 2010 health care law. There certainly may be parts of it we believe need to be changed. Maybe well do that. No decisions at this point.

Heghmanns suit states: In making this statement Speaker Boehner was sending a message to House Republicans and others that Repeal was not going to happen. He was trying to put the issue to rest. Nevertheless, the Republican Party continued to use the mails, wires and interstate commerce to solicit donations and votes to secure House and Senate majorities and ultimately the Presidency.

Now that the Republican Party has won the House, the Senate and the Presidency the effort it is making to Repeal and Replace Obamacare is itself a Fraud upon Republican Voters and Donors.

The pattern of racketeering extended to the partys response to Trumps candidacy, his suit states. The GOP units raised money to push the health care repeal or Trumps promises but never intended to implement the Trump Agenda or fulfill the promises of the Republican Platform.

The guy most definitely has a point. I think this suit is hilarious. He knows that hes holding a bill of goods and hes got some decent ideas about who might be held responsible. Unfortunately for him and so many like him, hell soon become familiar with the term caveat emptor......

22:24

When CPS Knocks At Your Door "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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When CPS knocks at your door, videotape everything! When CPS knocks at your door, call all of your friends and family to come witness.

CPS is becoming a term which is synonymous child-sex-trafficking, abduction and organized criminal activity. Former Georgia State Senator, Nancy Schaefer, was exposing much of this when she was suicided.

The CPS game is the dirtiest game in town. The organization represents the war on families being perpetrated by the globalist desire to attack our culture through the destruction of our families.

Many of the details of this rogue organization, which terrorizes thousands of families in all 50 states, is contained in the following video.

 

 

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Rage and Constructive Politics in the Trump Era "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Allow me to recommend a book review/essay in the Post by Carlos Lozada, titled Sorry, but I Don't Care How You Felt on Election Night Any More.

You saw them. You probably read a few. Maybe you even wrote one.

Seething political takes. Overwrought open letters. Emotional manifestos. They began invading our inboxes and Facebook feeds in the early hours of Nov. 9, 2016, and continued for days and weeks. They frothed from keyboards across the country, countless renditions of what became an instantly recognizable genre: the How I Felt on Election Night essay.

The first one I recall was by New Yorker editor David Remnick, who proclaimed revulsion and profound anxiety at Donald Trumps victory. But it was Aaron Sorkin, Americas leading purveyor of political self-righteousness, who typified the form in an open letter to his teenage daughter and former wife in which he pledged to fing fight Trump and reassured Americans that our darkest days have always always been followed by our finest hours.
Bunches of these horrified reaction/calls to resistance how been published as books that make Lozada cringe.
As fear passes, some hope does emanate from the pages of Radical Hope. Writer Parnaz Foroutan addresses women who are immigrants, exiles and refugees in America, urging them to pay no heed to the darkness, the open mouth of greed, the hateful speech, the walls and the guns. ... America is yours.

But fear also morphs into anger and judgment, including toward Trump voters. F being nice and polite, writes Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy. These are not nice or polite times. Be angry. Be loud. And be free! Poet Mohja Kahf breaks down Trumps support, concluding wryly that hey, really only about one-fourth of the country hates us and/or hates Black people, LGBTQ folk, Latinx peoples, Indigenous peoples, and immigrants. And we already knew that, right?

Even some of the contributors seeking to reach out to Trumps base at least in a think-piecey, theoretical sense find ways to demean. . . .
Lozada finds a useful contrast in another book titled Rules for Resistance: Advice From Around the Globe for the Age of Trump, edited by David Cole and Melanie Wachtell Stinnett. In this book people who have actually experienced authoritarian takeovers of their countries pretty much tell Americans liberals that they are doing everything exactly wrong:
Dismissing Trump voters as racists is an idiotic simplification of extremely complex human beings, writes Satyen K. Bordoloi, a...

22:20

Should you sell all of your gold and silver to go All-In on Bitcoin and Ethereum? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Should you sell all of your gold and silver to go All-In on Bitcoin and Ethereum? by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan TDC Note hahaha sell all your gold and silver for bitcoin and ethereum read this before...

The post Should you sell all of your gold and silver to go All-In on Bitcoin and Ethereum? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:19

The Research Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Last Psychiatrist used to write a blog full of angry, cynical rants about his profession and the world. In 2009 he wrote about a plan to force any researcher who received government money to publish the research in an open access journal where any taxpayer can read it:
Would anything in AJP be worth reading if it wasn't actually in AJP?

If you think about it, the entire past 15 years in psychiatry have produced no discoveries at all. None. We have different medicines, okay; but they're not better, just different. We don't have a better handle on the anatomic or genetic or anything causes of anything-- we're not even any further along in defining our terms. Thousands of articles rehashing the same old ground have kept thousands of academics employed, to no benefit whatsoever for mankind.

Take away the journals and the system collapses. Force researchers with NIH grants to publish their findings without the marketing and packaging of a journal, and you've effectively halted half of the NIH research, until another generation of researchers with a different research model show up for work. For sure, unquestionably, you've killed off psychiatry as it functions today.

Academic research is a bubble, money keeps flowing into it as long as it produces quality research. Who decides quality? Journals are the rating agencies, Moody's, they keep it sustainable by giving it AAA rating. The ratings agencies are precisely what keeps the bubble inflated, just like with the mortgages, they are what keeps research money pouring into the system.

If someone could look behind the ratings, and take measure of the actual value of the research, the bubble would pop faster than, well, you get the idea. Then there's the "systemic risk." Journals collapse, academic centers collapse from lack of funding, Pharma loses the AAA rating on their studies which are done by academics, published in journals, etc.

Research would be forced to change completely-- and for the better. But you'll have a decade or so recession in science and education while the old generation dies out and the new one becomes old enough to start work.
I also like the plan to make taxpayer-funded research available to everyone, and I enjoy the thought that universities and grant givers might have to find some other way of evaluating scientists and scholars than by which journal their articles appear in. Journal publication is a game that has as much to do with citing the right people and taking the right tone as on the quality of the underlying work, and we really need a better scheme.

22:18

Der Papst liebt Refugees abgttisch - Leonard Fregin Gastvideo "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Papst Franziskus liebt die Refugees und den Islam. Aber wie sehr liebt er sie denn nun wirklich?

22:18

Fukushima Scientists: Days Of Eating Fish From The Ocean Are OVER "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Radiation from the Fukushima power plant has been continually leaking since the meltdown

Radiation from the Fukushima power plant has been continually leaking since the meltdown as such a catastrophic level, scientists are claiming days of eating fish from the Pacific ocean are over.

The magnitude of the radiation being leaked into the ocean is being down played and is getting worse.

The claim is that TEPCO, the company who is in charge of monitoring the plant, has admitted radiation has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean none stop for the past six years.

The other claim is that there is an estimated 300 to 450 tons of contaminated water being leaked from the Fukushima plant every day.

Last month Neon Nettle reported that Tepco confirmed its plans to releases radioactive material from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, stating the decision has already been made.

According to scientist Ken Buesseler, who has examined the contaminated fish, the level of radiation may not be enough to poison humans. However, his claims were immediately contradicted by the scientists who said there was no such thing as safe levels of radiation in food products.

READ MORE: ALL Bluefin Tuna Caught...

22:15

Turkey's scramble for Africa: Ankara eyes new empire in old backyard "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Turkey is due to open its largest overseas military base in Somalia, the latest move signalling a return to old imperial stomping grounds

22:14

Lawyer Says He Was Deceived Into BitTorrent Copyright Trolling Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For more than a decade, companies around the world have been trying to turn piracy into profit. For many this has meant the development of copyright trolling schemes, in which alleged pirates are monitored online and then pressured into cash settlements.

The shadowy nature of this global business means that its true scale will never be known but due to the controversial activities of some of the larger players, its occasionally possible to take a peek inside their operations. One such opportunity has just raised its head.

According to a lawsuit filed in California, James Davis is an attorney licensed in Oregon and California. Until two years ago, he was largely focused on immigration law. However, during March 2015, Davis says he was approached by an old classmate with an opportunity to get involved in a new line of business.

That classmate was Oregon lawyer Carl Crowell, who over the past several years has been deeply involved in copyright-trolling cases, including a deluge of Dallas Buyers Club and London Has Fallen litigation. He envisioned a place for Davis in the business.

Davis seemed to find the proposals attractive and became seriously involved in the operation, filing 58 cases on behalf of the companies involved. In common with similar cases, the lawsuits were brought in the name of the entities behind each copyrighted work, such as Dallas Buyers Club, LLC and LHF Productions, Inc.

In time, however, things started to go wrong. Davis claims that he discovered that Crowell, in connection with and on behalf of the other named defendants, misrepresented the true nature of the Copyright Litigation Campaign, including the ownership of the works at issue and the role of the various third-parties involved in the litigation.

Davis says that Crowell and the other defendants (which include the infamous Germany-based troll outfit Guardaley) made false representations to secure his participation, while holding back other information that might have made him think twice about becoming involved.

Crowell and other Defendants withheld numerous material facts that were known to Crowell and the knowledge of which would have cast doubt on the value and ethical propriety of the Copyright Litigation Campaign for Mr. Davis, the lawsuit reads.

Davis goes on to allege serious misconduct, including that representations regarding ownership of various entities were false and used to deceive him into participating in the scheme.

As...

22:13

Ozark Depicts What The Left Thinks About White America "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Spoilers follow.

Ozark, Netflixs recent addition to the genre of suspense-driven, cortisol-boosting crime dramas, is a show that lays bare the dual nature of contemporary American whiteness. In it, the upper-middle-class Byrd family is ousted from their privileged lifestyle and plunked down in the middle of Missouri, a state for which the NAACP just issued a travel advisory as being unsafe for minorities.

Jason Bateman plays financial advisor Marty Byrd, who has been coerced, not entirely unwillingly, into laundering money for a violent Mexican drug cartel that prioritizes money and power over human life. Under threat of death, Byrd and his wife Wendy Davis Byrd (Laura Linney), relocate their family from Chicago to the Ozarks to embark on a lifestyle of money laundering. The stable family infrastructure they have spent their adult lives building is wiped out in an instant.

Prior to their crazed exodus, the Byrds are the epitome of an elite, white, wealthy, city-dwelling family. Living in a well-appointed home in suburban Chicago, they had multiple savings accounts and assets, which when liquidated come to just about $8 million. The children, Charlotte (Sofia Hublitz) and Jonah (Skylar Gaertner) are private school kids with resume-building extra-curriculars like mathletes and swim team. This is a family of white people who feel secure in their social success. They dont realize that their success is finite, and only exists within given boundaries.

It is when they step outside of those boundaries that everything they thought their wealth and enlightened educations protected them from comes surging up from the depths to destroy them. The first of these things is the criminal underworld, in the form of an El Chapo-style Mexican drug lord who creates every opportunity to remind Byrd that he will kill the entire clan if his demands are not fulfilled. The second is the other white America.

This Place Is Death

If theres any one racial or ethnic group that its still socially cool to dump on, its poor white people. Ozark shows us why. It is because these people represent everything fancy whites have been trying to distance themselves from. The white people of the central Missouri Ozark lake district are shown as dirty, uneducated, petty, self-hating, malevolent, unloved, greedy homophobes. They are the working-class, broke-ass whites the country has been blaming for the Trump presidency.

The Ozark yokels are what the progressive left believes is the id of white America. They are who, and what, the elite whites of the coasts and cities despise. All the articles about how progressive whites need to educate their backwards relatives at family reunions are about exactly these types of people. Thats all well and good from the vantage point of a Chicago high-rise, but wh...

22:12

Why Are Lesbian Teens Having Two To Seven Times As Many Babies As Their Heterosexual Peers? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One thing you would think lesbians wouldnt have to deal with is pregnancy. Seems like a solid assumption, right? Not so much.

Remarkably, research shows teen who identify as lesbian have significantly higher pregnancy rates than their heterosexual peers. I know what youre thinking, but its true. Its also true for teen gay males: they are substantially more likely to impregnate their sexual partners than are heterosexual males. The dramatic disparities are explained in these graphs from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Numerous studies across many nations find that sexual-minority youth aged 14 to 19 have pregnancy rates two to seven times greater than their heterosexual peers. And their pregnancy rates continue to rise at a time when the overall teen pregnancy rate is declining in the United States.

Only one...

22:12

Americans Are Not Barbarians For Enjoying Football, Even If It Is Dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Several months ago, my son and I were up late one Saturday, and found ourselves watching Gored, a documentary on Antonio Barrera, historys most-gored bullfighter. It was in Spanish (which we do not speak) and I couldnt get the subtitles to work. So we enjoyed it purely as a visual experience, watching the massive beasts charging while Barrera threw himself into the path of danger.

Reading up on the documentary the next day, I learned that the director, Ido Mizrahy, saw Barrera as a good subject in part because he isnt known for his grace and captivating beauty. Mizrahy wanted to give people, an honest look at the ancient spectacle that would fully demonstrate its brutality, choosing an unlovely matador to ensure that there would be no risk of the viewer getting caught up in the romance or artistry of it.

If that was truly the goal, it was a massive fail with my son, who firmly concluded that bullfighting is awesome. Even a skeptic like Mizrahy, purportedly anti-brutality, was unable to film this dramatic sport without lighting boyish imaginations on fire.

Danger For the Win

Boys are fascinated by danger, of course. I have four, so Ive had occasion to learn a lot about climbers, base jumpers, and tamers of dangerous animals. We read about daring military feats, rescue swimmers, and the horrific executions of the martyrs. They also love the gladiatorial contests of Ancient Rome. Even now, I hear them in the living room arguing about which one gets to play the Thracian today.

I thought about all of this as I read Jonathan Tobins recent article suggesting that fans of American football should stop watching for moral reasons, given convincing medical evidence that football puts players at high risk of developing C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease that could blight their later years. Tobin shames Christians and patriotic Americans for allowing healthy men to suffer brain damage for their entertainment. He asks: How long can an activity that may carry with it the likelihood of an awful life-shortening ailment continue to hold the imagination of the country?

As a longtime football fan, Im not unconcerned about this. I approve of the leagues efforts to improve the safety of the game, though I realize there may be limits to what they can do. Ive reflected as well on whether I want my sons playing a sport with these kinds of attendant dangers.

Still, I think Tobins analysis is lopsided. Its seems evident that he would not mourn the death of football. If you presume that football has no (moral) value as such, youre in a poor position t...

22:12

What Happened At Mizzou Could Happen At Most U.S. Universities "IndyWatch Feed National"

Columbia, Missouri The University of Missouri had it coming. Still, I pity the school. Each ill tiding, from declining enrollment to dorm closings to budget shortfalls and layoffs, is more than a headline here. Ive heard about it at church, on sports fields, at eateries and elsewhere.

Informed local alumni can recount the detailed backstory of university infighting that led to these spectacular failures of leadership, but no one, not even university officials, pretends the real culprit is anything other than what everyone saw on the national news: out-of-control campus protests, the football team trying to use a boycott threat to take control of the university, and a professor demanding some muscle over here to violate the rights of a student journalist.

Stronger leadership would have better navigated the incidents and protests, perhaps heading off the excesses that so sullied Mizzous reputation. But as subsequent events at campuses across the country have shown, Mizzou is hardly unique; its problems are endemic in Americas colleges and universities. There is a moral and intellectual emptiness at the heart of American higher education, which campus radicals, boiling over with sanctimony and purpose, seek to fill. Universities are vulnerable to domination by left-wing radicals, not because they are led by radicals, but because they are led by hollow men and women.

The Hollow People

Major university leaders tend toward bland corporate progressivism, and they want to be perceived as concerned about various social justice causes. But in practice, theyre ruthlessly exploitative: collecting fat salaries while spiking tuition (and therefore student loan debt), pushing teaching duties onto poorly paid graduate assistants and adjunct professors, and squeezing as much revenue as possible out of disproportionately black amateur athletes. Minority students in general are courted, but often treated as part of a well-rounded education for upper-middle-class white students. Administrators increasingly try to run universities like businesses, with growth for the sake of growth an unthinking priority.

In short, for all their progressive pieties, major research universities have about as much soul as any other major corporation with progressive leanings. Watch the ads for various schools during football seasonwith a few exceptions theyre effectively interchangeable. Talk of social justice is just another form of advertising and moral preening. Many, perhaps most, smaller schools fit the same pattern, minus the profitable athletics.

Whats the point of it all? Most American universities and colleges dont have a coherent answer. There are, of course, exceptional institutions, departments, and professors around (including at Mizzou). And religious schools that take their religion seriously usually have a clea...

22:11

No, Lindy West, Abortion Isnt Liberty, Its Murder "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In response to the news that congressional Democrats are willing to fund pro-life Democratic candidates, feminist author Lindy West has written what may be the consummate latter-day pro-choice movement essay. Horrified at the thought that liberals might be even mildly flexible on the abortion question, West declares: This issue represents everything Democrats purport to stand for[T]o be anti-choice on a policy level is absolutely indefensible from an economic justice, racial justice, gender justice and human rights standpoint.

Abortion is not a fringe issue, West writes. Abortion is liberty.

Its not. Its actually murder. But before we get to that, it is worth reflecting on the pro-choice movements development over the past few decades or so. Not very long ago, for instance, the general sentiment among even the more single-minded and unbending abortion advocates was that the practice should be safe, legal and rare. Hillary Clinton herself used to say she believed that.

In the run-up to the election that she eventually lost, however, Clinton dropped the rare qualifier. This change tracks closely with the harder elements of the pro-choice crowd. The abortion rights movement, as history professor Miles Smith has pointed out, has come to embrace abortion as a positive good, in much the same way that post-revolutionary American slavery partisans came to embrace slavery as a net benefit for American society.

Its Not Something Regrettable to Phase Out Anymore

Where Clinton and those like her used to look upon abortion in something of the same way that George Washington used to look on slavery, todays abortion advocates are more like John C. Calhoun, who believed slavery would continue to benefit the United States if not disturbed by the fell spirit of abolition.

Calhoun frankly admitted that he believed slavery formed the most solid and durable foundation on which to rear free and stable political institutions. Its almost as if he was claiming, I dont know Slavery is liberty. Sound familiar?

We could make comparisons between the pro-slavery movement and the pro-abortion movement all day, and all would be fairly justifiable. But ultimately it is rather pointless, because in the end the most dedicated members of the pro-choice movement wont listen to moral reasoning any more than Calhoun did. In the end we will not get very far at all without making ab...

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22:11

Socializing Medicine Through Single-Payer Will Lead To Rationing And Bankruptcy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With the Senates failure to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the future of Obamacare and, more broadly, the crumbling American health care system remain uncertain. While the president has threatened to end cost-sharing payments to insurance companies to force Congress to act, even though the law requires him to do so regardless, moderates of both parties are instead floating measures to bail out insurance markets.

Also gaining voice are proposals from the Left for a single-payer system, or an entirely government-controlled health-care system. Claims that a single-payer system presented a better option emerged even before Republican efforts to repeal and replace proved futile. At the time, The Daily Wire highlighted five Democrats who admited they want a single-payer system. And in the closing hours of debate, the Senate rejected a single-payer amendment to the now-obsolete Republican plan, but only four Democrats (and one Independent) crossed the aisle to record their opposition to the proposal. Sen. Bernie Sanders and 42 democrats instead voted present, with Sanders later encouraging Republicans to work toward entirely socialized medicine in America.

This development comes as no surprise to those on the Right who, in opposing the Affordable Care Act, warned that Obamacare merely represented another lurch towards the Lefts ultimate goal of government-run health care. But what is shocking to see are claims that socialized health-care is conservative. Yet thats just what Chase Madar proclaimed in The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare in The American Conservative, writing: Socializing healthcare is the only demonstrably effective way to control costs and cover everyone. It results in a healthier country and it saves a ton of money.

There Is Nothing Conservative About Socialism

However, contrary to Madars claim, there is nothing conservative about socialism. Like the fictional utopia his compatriots on the Left concoct, such as Sanders Medicare for All, low-cost universal care exists nowhere in reality, and never will. Its economically impossible.

Instead, what does exist proves that government-run health care is not the pr...

22:11

Goodbye To The Minister Of Magic, Actor Robert Hardy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When I was little, Friday night pizza and movie parties with my mom, dad, and sister were the highlight of my week. Our favorite series to watch was All Creatures Great and Smallthe BBC production of James Herriots classic tales of life as a vet in rural England.

I never dreamed that I would get to meet my favorite character from the show in real life. But on an October Sunday afternoon in my senior year at Hillsdale College, I spent 20 minutes face-to-face with Robert Hardy, one of the most successful British character actors of the 20th century. He was on campus to speak at a seminar on Sir Winston Churchill, who hed played on screen.

I was waiting on a couch in the sunshine just after 5 p.m. that Sunday when I heard the familiar, cheery British voice coming down the hallway. It was unmistakably Hardys: Id heard it on screen often, calling greetings to his various pets on All Creatures Great and Small. Just then, he popped around the corner.

You must be Vivian Hughbanks, he said, his whole face smiling. How very nice.

Dressed in a green tweed jacket, with a dapper gold pocket square, he was unabashedly himselfand delightfully so. In the minutes that followed, I got a glimpse of the man behind the act, and I saw how much of himself he had inserted into his roles on screen.

I asked him what he remembered about the day that Adolf Hitler invaded Poland, and England went to war with Germany. He described his reaction when Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced that Britain was at war.

All of that time, one was in some kind of mixture of excitement and dread, he said. Excitement because I was at the right age to be excited, obviously. War. Thrill. Airplanes. I was trained as a pilot.

Robert Hardys pilot training for the Royal Air Force took place in Terrell, Texas. My sister interned at the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum in Terrell when she was in college, archiving and documenting photos of the pilots. She found Hardys flight class photo during her time there, and we had duly fangirled. I asked Robert about his time in Texas, and presented him a copy of his class photo during our chat.

Well! hed said, with a look of disbelief. Now who are those lads? My goodness.

On the more peaceful side of things, he told me about his time at Oxford as a student of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

He described his favorite class with Tolkien: an evening at the Eagle and Child pub, when the linguistic master described, without foreknowledge, where each student was from and what influences had shaped each of their accents.

He went round the six, and six jaws dropped, Hardy told me. And when he got to me, he said, Ah, interesting. A bit of border Welsh lilt there...

22:10

We Cannot Help Women Reject Abortion By Screaming At Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I resigned from Planned Parenthood in 2009, but it could have been two years earlier. I had developed a relationship with one of the anti-abortion sidewalk counselors who stood in front of my facility. We talked regularly through the fence and she had asked me to go have coffee with her one day. I was impressed with her persistence and, honestly, I thought I would really like her if I got to know her. I remember sitting at my desk, contemplating whether to pick up the phone and schedule that coffee date.

Then my cell phone rang. It was my mom telling me that a man who frequently harassed us and our patients had sent a letter to the neighborhood where my parents lived, comparing me to a child molester and telling everyone that I killed children. It even had a picture of my face on it and a very derogatory comment about my physical appearance.

I remembered the times I had seen my pro-life acquaintance talking to this man on the sidewalk. Were they friends? They seemed to be. How could I trust her if she was friends with that guy? I decided that I couldnt.

I didnt move across that fence for another two years. Two years. How many lives had been taken in that two years? How many more babies died by my hands because I didnt make that call?

Respect, Patience, and Kindness Matter

How pro-lifers are perceived by those who oppose us is important. It matters because its these people we are trying to persuade to our side: its the women who see us outside the abortion facilities, their partners who read the news, and their families who may have the opportunity to persuade them one way or another who are on Facebook watching videos of protestors.

There is one abortion facility left in Kentucky, and it has become a hotbed of protest activity. Photos of older white men screaming at women have been plastered in the press. They are identified as pro-life.

This is not me, this is not the majority of the pro-life movement I know. Yet, it is these photos and videos that are the face of the pro-life movement in Kentucky, and to many others all across the nation who see those stories.

I am not a part of them. I am part of a movement that loves women into conversation and conversion. I am part of the pro-woman movement. I recognize that a baby cannot be saved unless we reach the hearts of the women walking into abortion facilities exactly like the one I used to work in.

I do not believe we will ever win hearts through intimidation or illegal tactics. We wont be able to help women if we scare them. Its illogic...

22:10

To Boost Income Mobility, Reform Our Bail System "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last month, senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act to encourage states to reform their bail systems. Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty.

Upward mobility has stalled. According to Stanford Professor of Economics Raj Chetty, social mobility is low and has been for at least thirty or forty years. Of those born into the bottom income quintile, more than a third remain there as adults. However, progressives who blame the free market misdiagnose the problem. A 50-state analysis found that in more economically free statesthose with fewer labor regulations and smaller governmentsthe wealth of the poor rises more quickly than the wealth of the rich, because freer markets produce more opportunity for everyone. The problem is that government policies like steep bail hamstring low-income individuals efforts to advance.

When low-income Americans cant pay their bail, they go to jail. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, of the 646,000 people in local jails, 70 percent have not yet been convicted of a crime. Most are awaiting their trial. In 2002, those jailed had a median income of $15,109 prior to incarceration. Many inmates are there due to low-level crimes, like not paying a traffic ticket or driving without a license.

Jail Time Is a Huge Economic Hurdle

Being jailed reduces earnings. Jailed individuals often lose their jobs when they dont show up to work the next day. Many individuals even plead guilty to crimes they didnt commit in order to avoid the weeks or months of jail time associated with a bail they cant afford. The Journal of Legal Studies found that when judges assigned a money bail, suspects were 12 percent more likely to be convicted, in part because they were more likely to plead guilty to avoid jail and in part because they had less access to their public defenders.

This can have profound future implications, as many employers are leery of hiring people with a criminal record. Jailed individuals are even likely to become repeat criminals: the same study...

22:10

Why Is A Pro-Israel Group Lobbying To Preserve Payouts To Terrorists? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last week the Taylor Force Act passed a vote by the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and will now move to the floor of the Senate. The bill calls on the State Department to cut funds to the Palestinian Authority (PA) should it fail to end the Pay for Slay program, in which they financially compensate the families of those who murder and commit other acts of violence against Israelis.

The bill passed the committee with 17 senators supporting it and four opposed. Those opposing the bill include senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Christopher Murphy (D-CT), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tom Udall (D-NM).

While the reasoning for Murphy and Bookers opposition is still unclear, senators Udall and Merkleys opposition is a bit easier to understand.According to the campaign finance watchdog OpenSecrets, Udalls third largest campaign donor is JStreetPAC, which provided him $38,250 last year. JStreetPAC donated $39,700 to Merkleys campaign last year and is listed as his top contributor over the course of his career.

J Street bills itself as pro-Israel, pro-peace. However, they have a long history of anti-Israel sentiments. Since its inception, J Street has proven itself little more than an anti-Israel pressure group. In the past, J Street has honored leaders of the boycott, divest, sanction movement, such as Mustafa Barghouti and Sara Benninga, and has opposed Israels right to defend itself.

J Street has been on record opposing the bill and lobbied against its passage. Last year in an interview with The Forward, J Street spokeswoman Jessica Rosenblum justified their lobbying efforts by claiming that the bill would, in effect, zero out aid to the Palestinian Authority.

The bill, named after a former U.S. Army officer murdered by a Palestinian terrorist, came out of committee at a time when the PA is pushing violent incitement. This incitement has resulted in riots and the death of numerous civilians. Recently, as they were celebrating Shabbat, the Solomon family was murdered in cold blood by a 19-year-old jihadist, Omar al-Abed, who claimed in a Facebook post that he was going to die for Al-Aqsa.

PA payouts to the families of murderers incenti...

22:10

David Wilcock: Personal Update Why David Needed a Time-Out, and Whats Next. "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

David Wilcock

After 20 years of what has felt like a non-stop emergency, David decided to take a much-needed rest, and cut the cords to all social media and public activity.

By David Wilcock

The results have been very positive. Inspiration has returned, and goals we have been working on for many years are now within reach.

This is an update for those who are interested in hearing the personal side of things before we go back to addressing the greater global concerns in the near future!

If it chaps your ass to read David talking about his personal life, and you count the number of Is in an article as a death sentence, then stop now!

Run, fly, be free. There is nothing for you to see here, no New Information. LOL. Just hang on and wait for the next one, which shouldnt be long.

This website should get a huge upgrade before the end of the month and we are finally prepared to launch live streaming videos on YouTube.

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT

The vast majority of this audience is extremely positive, supportive and encouraging. I really appreciate that, and I want to thank you for standing up for me.

It has not fallen on deaf ears. Your kind words and thoughts really do matter.

I posted on my public Facebook page yesterday, which has been a rare event as of late, and it already has led to 278 comments.

Well over 95 percent of them are extremely positive and supporting. The date of the post was August 4th, 2017.

The oddly consistent phenomena of numerical synchronicity unexpected patterns in numbers also happened again when I checked it before writing this.

The number of views at the moment I looked, for the first time since writing it, was exacty 29,299 three 9s and two 2s:

...

22:09

Govt Troops Develop Advance North Of Homs-Palmyra Road, Liberate Manoukh Village (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) have liberated the village of Manoukh and the nearby Manoukh hill from ISIS in the area north of the Homs-Palmyra highway.

The advance followed the liberation of Marina village southeast of the Ithryah town. The both advances were a part of the wider effort aimed at increasing pressure on ISIS units east of Salamiyah and clearing the key area of Uqayrabat from ISIS terrorists.

If the SAAn and the NDF continue achieving successes in the area, it may be a start of a large military campaign against ISIS north of the Homs-Palmyra highway.

Govt Troops Develop Advance North Of Homs-Palmyra Road, Liberate Manoukh Village (Map)

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22:04

Memories of Futility: The Passchendaele Method of War "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

So fruitless in its results, so depressing in its direction was the 1917 offensive, that Passchendaele has come to be synonym for military failure, a name black-bordered in the records of the British Army.

 Basil Liddell Hart, 1934

Rarely does one word trap an image with such nerve tingling fright and awe.  But as an image of slaughter, of men needlessly butchered, lives surrendered over absentee stone hearted generals with an understanding of war lost in the amnesia of small arms fire, spears and straw dress, one suffices.  Passchendaele became the code for blood needlessly spilt; for decisions that should have, in any other context, demanded the trial and execution of its initiators.

A century ago, wave upon wave of men were shredded, pulverised and drowned according to misplaced notions, killed by obsolete ideas in what was the Third Battle of Ypres.  The Americans had yet to arrive to make a difference in the conflict, while a bleeding Russia had been vanquished, facing revolution.  The French, preoccupied with mutinies, needed a fortifying distraction.

Britain and its imperial forces were intent on providing one, with Sir Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig convinced that the German line would collapse with one last but all-comprehensive strategic thrust.

The battle had been preceded by what came to be considered the largest man-made explosion in pre-atomic times, featuring 19 tunnelled mines beneath German lines on Messines Ridge.  E.S. Turner goes so far as to claim that British prime minister Lloyd George, it had been rumoured, wanted to be woken up at 3 in the morning that June night.

The initial enthusiasm, as with so much in the Great War (1914-1918), was misplaced.  I died in hell, recalled war poet Siegfried Sassoon. They call it Passchendaele. As the blood drained in conditions so swampy as to render the trenches almost aquatic (many soldiers drowned in shell holes); as the ammunition and shells were expended, humanitys great skill of killing for reasons of futility became apparent.

It was a futility that kept the awards machine busy. Lasting three months and a gain for the Allies of a mere five miles, the Victoria Cross, deemed the highest of Commonwealth military honours, was awarded 61 times.  Haig had lost a sixth of the British army.  As historians Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson note in Passchendaele: The Untold Story (1996) a psychological breakdown also took place during the battle, marked by desertion and drunkenness.

The accounts have been saturating the commemorations across several countries whose soldiers perished in the muddied industrial abattoir.  In Christchurch, New Zealand, an opening exhibition titl...

22:02

Giant Robot Duel Between USA and Japan Scheduled for September "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After two years of quiet rumblings the stage is set for a Giant-Robo battle between Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industry and USA's Megabots.

It's taken some time to get the robots ready and everything set up. But it seems that the match is going to happen this September. One of the biggest challenges was finding a venue according to a recent interview the Megabots team did with Quartz.

Logistical issues for an event of this magnitude have included: whether or not the venue's floor can support the weight of giant robots falling, having sufficient power and utilities available to work on the robots, safety containing a fight between extremely heavy and powerful machines, being able to access the venues with heavy trucks used to transport the robots, and more.

The fight is set for some time next month and will be available on Youtube and Megabot's Facebook page no news as to whether that will be streamed live or not. For safety the event will not be allowing spectators to watch at the venue.

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22:01

Greece helps Merkel win the elections, accepts asylum-seekers returns "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has confirmed that Germany will start returning newly-arrived asylum seekers to Greece, effectively ending a five-year suspension of such transfers due to the poor conditions in the debt-hit country. In an interview with German public television station ARD show Report Mainz, due to be aired on Tuesday, Mouzalas said that Greek

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22:00

American Silver Eagle Sales Advance Sharply in July (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:00

Australian caf charges a man tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its not mandatory. You could just ask if a man wanted to donate to the charity cause yet guess that wouldnt make much of a feminist statement. From Fox News: A vegan cafe in Brunswick, Australia, charges its male customers Continue reading

22:00

Dangerous nonsense "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I may have to take back some of the things Ive said about Andrew Weil (Pseudoscience at the University of Arizona, Journey into bullshit with Deepak Chopra and Andrew Weil, Andrew Weil advocates cupping). Not that any of it isnt true; he really does season his mostly sound health advice with some pseudoscientific bullshit. But damn, Dr. Weil is a paragon of rationality compared to these two:

The article the tweet links to is by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt, Physician, educator, author, and pioneer of new paradigm medical thinking. I dont know what a DHt is: distributed hash table? Dihydrotestosterone? If anyone knows, please share in the comments.

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The article is a train wreck, advocating homeopathic preparations of wolfs bane (Arnica montana) as the first line of defense in all head injury cases:

Arnica should be stocked in all emergency departments, doctors clinics, military facilities, schools, workplaces, home medicine cabinets and first aid kits.

This is dangerous nonsense. Homeopathy doesnt work. See how many logical fallacies you can spot in Dr. Malerbas apologetics:

the lack of awareness of this therapeutic option for head injuries is largely due to the medical establishments obstinate refusal to take homeopathy seriously. Such medical ignorance, which really borders on negligence, is based almost purely on ideological grounds.

The medical profession decided long ago that homeopathic medicine couldnt possibly work because it defies their limited pharmacological/surgical conception of what constitutes a viable medical therapy. Since the results repeatedly observed by homeopathic practitioners and their patients could not be...

22:00

Michael Tellinger: Sound Resonance Magnetics & Reality "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Michael Tellinger: Sound Resonance Magnetics & Reality

Michael Tellingers full presentation recorded in Sedona, Arizona, USA in May 2017

  • How can sound travel faster than the speed of light?
  • How can our thoughts and words manifest reality?
  • What do we really know about science, physics, our Earth and the universe around us?
  • Can we truly be the creators of our own beautiful future?
  • Why dont they teach us this basic stuff at school?

Ubuntu Contributionism by Michael Tellinger

Michael Tellingers full presentation recorded in Sedona, Arizona, USA in May 2017 takes you on a rollercoaster journey of rediscovery of lost knowledge, only to realize that everything we have been taught is a lie. Michael shares new information on the origins of humankind, the vanished civilisations of southern Africa, ancient advanced technology, stone circles and other megalithic sites, and a deeper exploration of sound, resonance, frequency, magnetism and toroidal fields the manifestation of matter from the vacuum or the morpho-genetic field and the strange anomalies we discover on this journey. Be prepared to keep an open mind and break down the walls of our personal dogmas. Share it as widely as you can.

21:58

Cops Suspended After Black Teens Beaten & Herded Like Cattle Out of Town on Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Multiple cops including the chief and captain are in hot water after video was released showing them beating teens while "herding" them out of town.

21:55

Eros in Preliminary Talks With Apple, Others to Sell Film and Music Library "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The other parties in the fray include Amazon and Netflix but talks are in very early stages, said an anonymous source familiar with the matter.

The Apple logo hangs in a glass enclosure above the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York, September 20, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

The Apple logo hangs in a glass enclosure above the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York, September 20, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Mumbai: Indian movie production house Eros Group is in preliminary talks with Apple and other major content distributors to sell its entire content library of films and music, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

The other parties in th...

21:55

Ikeme thankful for incredible support "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has thanked fans and colleagues for their incredible support since he was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July. The Nigeria international, 31, is undergoing chemotherapy. The support youve shown me has been incredible, said Ikeme in a video message played at Molineux before Saturdays 1-0 win over Middlesbrough. Its really helped me get through these first few weeks and will help me get through the rest of my treatment. Some of your information will be collected when you use this feature. Find out more Wolves supporters...

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21:53

Several RADV Radeon Vulkan Fixes Land In Mesa Git "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Bas Nieuwenhuizen and David Airlie have been landing several RADV Radeon Vulkan driver fixes into Mesa Git in recent days...

21:53

British man sentenced to 10 years in jail for accidentally discharging weapon during sex game gone wrong "IndyWatch Feed World"

A British man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after inserting a loaded antique shotgun into the vagina of a sexual partner and causing "life changing injuries" after the gun accidentally went off. David Andrew Jeffers, 47, and the woman, 46, known only as 'J' in the Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court proceedings, were engaged in sexual activity in a room at the Britannia Hotel in Stockport in the early hours of January 31 when the incident occurred. The weapon used to carry out what Jeffers alleged was the woman's "sexual fantasy" was described as an antique shotgun, roughly the size of a small pistol, used to kill vermin.

21:49

Asias Evolving Security Order "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Chinas increasing assertiveness in maritime disputes has catalyzed deepening strategic cooperation between Vietnam and Japan. Given the added risk that US President Donald Trump will reduce US military engagement with Asia, new partnerships of this kind are becoming essential to regional security.

21:48

The NYTs Grim Depiction of Russian Life "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly vibrant country that Gilbert Doctorow sees. By Gilbert

21:48

Uncover the Toxic Connection Between Drugs and Jihad "IndyWatch Feed War"

Illustrative picture. (Photo: Cristian C/Creative Commons)Illustrative picture. (Photo: Cristian C / Creative Commons)

The path from drug addict to religious fundamentalist is a well-trodden one. In the late 1960s through the seventies the movement dubbed as the Jesus Freaks abandoned flower power for the Prince of Peace, helped on their way by joints and LSD. The Jewish corollary saw Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach bring hippies into the fold through his House of Love and Prayer.

Although most of these teenagers grew out of it, many were inducted into Christian cults like the Children of God, also known as The Family, where sexual abuse and brainwashing abounded.

Jihadism is no different and although many jihadi recruits have not experimented with mind altering substances, there is a strong component which has. We are not talking here about the well-documented financial and paramilitary connections between terrorist groups and drug cartels, although as investigative journalist Don Winslow, who has covered drug cartels and terrorism for 15 years writes our drug policies have driven these groups into each others bloodstained arms.

Were talking about terrorists who take drugs. So what is the connection?

 

Why People Take Drugs

Drug use and religion are symptoms o...

21:47

Court remands shop owner for allegedly defiling 6-year-old boy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama area of Jos, has ordered the remand of a shop keeper, Sunday Aniagolu in prison custody for allegedly defiling a six-year-old boy. The Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, on Monday denied the accused bail and ordered him to remain in prison till Aug. 14. In denying the bail application, the Judge said an offence of rape by unnatural means is not ordinarily bailable. Earlier, the police prosecutor, Sgt. Ibrahim Gukwat, told the court that one Maryam NaAllah of A4 Ali Kazuare st., Jos, reported...

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21:47

Fearful and desperate: Future for Rohingyas in Myanmar remains uncertain "IndyWatch Feed War"

By May Wong

YANGON: She stood silently in a crowd of more than 20 people, as she cradled her two-year-old child on her hip.

But as Sarbeda heard others relay their stories to foreign journalists of how their husbands or sons have been arrested, she started to weep.

That is when I asked why she was crying. Her experience of how her 14-year-old son was arrested brought a flood of tears.

Sarbeda said the boy was working in the fields when security personnel arrested him, suspecting him of being involved in alleged terrorist activities.

An accusation she vehemently denies, saying they took him without any question. My son is so young.

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Sarbedas 14-year-old son is one of at least 10 juveniles arrested alongside more than 400 Rohingyas accused of being involved in violent attacks since Oct 9 last year.

She has no idea how he is doing now or when he might be released.

This mother was just one of many who came forward with fear, helplessness and anxiety written all over her face.

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Buthidaung and Maungdaw are home to a majority of some one million Rohingyas, deemed as illegal immigrants by Myanmar. (Photo: May Wong)

One after another, women, many carrying children in their arms, rushed up to the foreign journalists who entered their villages as part of a government-led visit to showcase the latest development on the ground.

The five-day arranged visit to several villages in northern Rakhine state was the third such trip organised by the government.

But it is the first allowing international journalists into the area after the initial attacks.

The aim to show how the government has nothing to hide and that allegation of abuse and atrocities against the Rohingyas are, according to the authorities, exaggerated.

...

21:46

Young leopard steals food from its mother "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video says about itself:

Young Leopard Steals Kill From Mother Africa BBC Earth

4 August 2017

Young leopard must learn how to fend for itself in the Kalahari Desert.

The word Kalahari is derived from a word meaning great thirst. In this part of Africa, food is scarce and this young leopard must learn the skills needed to survive. Even if that means stealing a kill from its mother!


21:45

Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, Mercury Retrograde, and Astrology Forecast August 6-12 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Perspectives from the Sky

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week brings us important energy shifts as we experience a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius and Mercury Retrograde.

On Monday August 7 there is the first of 2 eclipses this August:  A Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 2:11 PM EDT.

This is not a total lunar eclipse and it will not be seen in the United States as it happens during daylight hours all across the North American continent.

The Sun will be in Leo and the Moon exactly opposite in Aquarius.  

Lunar Eclipses are always Full Moons, and have the Sun and Moon exactly opposite one another. The shadow of the Earth covers the Moon creating the eclipse.

The Sun will be at 15+ degrees of Leo and the Moon will be at 15+ degrees of Aquarius. In this Full Moon Mars will be conjunct the Sun and opposite the Moon, as it will be at 11+ degrees of Leo.  Mars will add more forcefulness to the event.

So if you have any planets in the mid degrees of fixed signs Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, or Scorpio you will be more affected than others.  And of course the Leo and Aquarius planets will be the most important.

This is a Full Moon, so those of you who are sensitive to the energies of Full Moons will be especially energized as eclipses have much more energy and power than the usual Full Moons.

I do not expect this Eclipse to be as important or strong as the next one,  a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo.  But it is still strong and important.

Eclipses intend to shake us up, take us off our usual balance, and create conditions for breakthroughs and awakenings, or for breakdowns.

An issue to be aware of with this Lunar Eclipse will be about expressing and knowing ones heart (Leo), or instead using ones head or mind for knowing (Aquarius).

As an example if someone was out choosing a car to buy, would they choose the one that they love because of its beauty and gadgets or would they choose the one they think is better for the environment and for lower gas mileage?

Aquarius is not...

21:43

Army holds promotion exams for 326 Majors, Captains "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) on Monday said a total of 326 Majors and Captains from across Army formations would sit for promotion examination, beginning from Aug. 7, in Kaduna. The TRADOC Commander, Maj.-Gen Rasheed Yusuf said in Kaduna that 35 Majors and 291 captains were selected for the Senior Staff Course Qualifying examination which would run till Aug. 11. Yusuf who is also the President, Army Examination Panel, explained that the test was compulsory for the personnel to qualify for senior staff course. The exams...

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21:40

Did A Novelist From The 1800s Warn Us In Advance That Donald Trump Would Be The Last President? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Did A Novelist From The 1800s Warn Us In Advance That Donald Trump Would Be The Last President? by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog I am about to share with you one of the strangest things that I...

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21:39

Deals on Nigerian Stock Exchange hit N97.08bn in July "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) exchanged 8.66 billion shares valued at N97. 08 billion transacted in 89,911 in July, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A monthly data obtained by NAN from the NSE showed that the turnover increased by 12.32 per cent when compared with 7.71 billion shares worth N77. 92 billion traded in 100,895 in June. The Financial Services sector was the toast of investors with 7.45 billion shares valued at N68. 24 billion transacted in 51,991 deals. United Bank for Africa (UBA) was...

The post Deals on Nigerian Stock Exchange hit N97.08bn in July appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

21:38

UK Says Urgent Action Needed to Stop Venezuela Situation Getting Worse "IndyWatch Feed War"

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa Mays spokesman said on Monday it was a tragedy that so many people had lost their lives in Venezuela and called for urgent action to stop the situation getting worse.

Some 120 people have been killed during four months of sustained anti-government protests in Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro has faced international pressure to dismantle a newly created pro-government constituent assembly which has been condemned as a power grab.

(Reporting by William James, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge)


21:35

Cameroon needs to convince CAF it can host Afcon Ahmad "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs to convince CAF of its ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Speaking on a trip to Burkina Faso, the CAF President gave his clearest indication yet that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event. The 2019 Nations Cup will feature 24 teams instead of 16 and president Ahmad confirmed an inspection team will visit Cameroon later this month. Cameroon will have to work to convince CAF on its ability to...

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21:33

With All Our Gadgets, Americans Electricity Use is Down "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Everything from our heating systems to our toothbrushes are plugged in and connected to internet, and smartphones are glued to the palms of our hands. Yet, Americans are using less electricity than we did 10 years ago.

Overall residential electricity sales have declined 3 percent from 2010 to 2016, and 7 percent on a per capita basis, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Our numerous gadgets are all getting more efficient, so theyre less of a drain on residential electric bills.

And our devices are also getting smaller.

Most TVs are now flat and require less energy to operate than the giant TVs of yore. TVs in general are also disappearing from American households, as Americans spend less time watching TV.

Instead, we spend more time online, increasingly on laptops and tablets (rather than bigger and less-efficient PCs). Most importantly, were spending more of our time on relatively tiny and energy-efficient smartphones.

Eventually, however, the ubiquity of rechargeable devices will counter efficiency gains, causing a net electricity consumption increase from 2030 to 2040, according to the EIA.

Also, much of our personal computing is being offloaded to the cloud i.e. servers in data centers somewhere else. This electricity consumption carried by the Facebooks, Googles and Amazons of the world, among other companies is considered commercial electricity usage. There, too, were seeing efficiency gains, but our data demands will grow ever larger over the next 20 years.

So, while declines are expected to continue into the ne...

21:33

John Oliver on What Working for Border Patrol Is Actually Like (Video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

After warning viewers about Trumps decision to increase hiring at the border agency, the Last Week Tonight host airs an honest (and humorous) recruitment ad.

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21:31

Sailboat Throws Motor Overboard, Adds Sensor Array "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For those not familiar with sailing, it might seem like an obsolete way to get around on the water. This isnt 1492 anymore, and its pretty easy to go out and get a boat with a motor to get where you need to go. Sailboats, however, are still one of the most efficient ways to travel. There are essentially no fuel costs, and maintenance on them is often easier than on a boat with an engine. Not to mention the fun involved in flying a hull on a catamaran. Anyway, if youre [gwilken], you can bring your sailboat even further into modern times by building your own sensor array for it.

The ultimate goal of this project was to get all gauges and sensors reporting data to an iPad, rather than to random gauge clusters around the ship. This includes environmental conditions, speed, and motor status (most larger sailboats have a motor for getting around the marina). A Raspberry Pi ties it all together, including a GPS antenna for monitoring location. [gwilken] also includes a WiFi antenna and a cell antenna for maintaining a network connection for reporting all of this information. With this connectivity, he can also control some functions of the boat as well.

[gwilken] made the decision to ditch the conventional gas motor for a more energy-efficient electric motor. This also has the perk of being essentially maintenance-free, and can even charge his battery in regen mode while his boat is under sail. The sailboat is now fully equipped for the 21st century, in a similar way to another boats gauge cluster that was recently featured.


Filed under: transportation hacks

21:30

GOP Plan to Suppress the Rising Millennial Vote: How Will They Do It? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Republicans have tried to cement their power for years by putting in place various schemes to disenfranchise likely Democratic constituencies. Now that millennials might finally become more involved in the political process, will the right to vote of young people come under assault as well, and if so, how?

Unanimously, the election integrity experts contacted by WhoWhatWhy for this article believe that Republicans will try to put in place measures that make it more difficult for young people to vote. They are unsure, however, whether this would be done through tailor-made voter ID laws both on the federal and state level or other restrictions, for example, residency requirements for college students or targeted polling place closures.

The one thing that seems certain is that, in the face of demographic changes, the GOP will try to preserve its electoral majorities consisting mainly of white, typically older, suburban and rural Americans for as long as possible by wielding the power to make election laws in statehouses across the country.

Clues on how millennials might be shut out of the process can be found in how Republicans have successfully managed to suppress the votes of other groups. In addition to supporting voter ID laws, GOP governors and lawmakers have taken actions that prohibit or limit pre-registration, same-day registration, early voting, and provisional ballots which are the preferred voting methods of loyal Democratic constituencies, such as minorities and young voters.

Success with these laws in recent years will likely galvanize Republicans to continue moving forward with similar tactics. As Greg Palast, a journalist who has covered this issue told WhoWhatWhy: If youve robbed the 7-11 without an alarm going off, why not go for the bank vault: the millennial vote.

Shutting Out the Educated Young

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According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the requirement in some states that photo ID must show the voters current address preponderantly affects younger voters, who are more likely to move to another state or electoral district, either to attend schools or simply because they are leaving their childhood homes.

Many college-age millennials move from their home state with only about one month to register to vote or update their registration.

Some states flat out refuse to accept a student ID for voter registration. Others are more accommodating, notes John Sides, associate professor of political science at George Washington University. He points to New Hampshire as an example of a state that a...

21:30

08.08.2017 The Double Eclipse Gateway Is On Its Way & There Is A Global Synchronized Meditation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

08.08.2017 The Double Eclipse Gateway Is On Its Way & There Is A Global Synchronized Meditation

This August 2017 represents an opportunity for you to realize more of your unique essence that you have come with to impart into this realm.

By Arjun Walia

The month of August combines the Egyptian New Year (called the Lions Gate), the Lunar Full Moon Eclipse in Aquarius, the Solar Eclipse in Leo, and the 30 Year Anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence to create a global movement of personal empowerment and individual embodiment that echoes into the creation of the New Earth.

Now is the time to embody even more of your true essence through letting go of everything. As Mahatma Gandhi said, Be the change that you wish to see in the world. For the past century, consciousness as a collective has been on the rise. The awakening of our truest potential has gone from the masses emulating one sage per millennium to many walking avatars and the wake of all of those plunged into their own self-realization.

For thousands of years, monks, sages, and shamans have gone to sacred sites mystic journeys to the tops of frozen alps, scorching desert mesas, the depths of damp caves, and into dense jungles to connect to these waves of information. This space within these healers creates a clear connection within to become a physical expression of the divine, thus creating guidance for the collective. We need to take the meditation from the cave to the marketplace. It is with ease and grace that we are able to find harmony in silent meditation in untouched wilderness, but what about in the middle of a traffic jam or busy work day?

Below is a quick summary of the energies that lead into this Eclipse gateway and the context around them. We will start off with a focus on the self through the combined Leo energies, then plunge into how our unique essence contributes to the collective vision through the energy of Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. Well then complete it with a more concrete embodiment of our discoveries through the final surge of the Particle Convergence and Solar Eclipse in Leo. I will...

21:28

Questions Before The Government Of Anambra State, Police And Catholic Church Over Ozubulu Killings. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://thenigerialawyer.com/questions-before-the-government-of-anambra-state-police-and-catholic-church-over-ozubulu-killings-by-intersociety/Filed under: Uncategorized

21:18

German Media Names Antnio Campinos as Likely Successor of Battistelli "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Battistellis days are numbered

Battistelli leaving

Summary: Translation of one among several recent articles in which Antnio Campinos is named as a likely successor of Battistelli

THE OTHER DAY SUEPO linked to this article about the EPO, so we considered it quite likely that a translation was on its way. Well, that has indeed just happened and new/important details emerge in the article facts or views we have highlighted (in yellow) in the translation below:

Wanted: European Patent Office boss with social skills

By Thomas Magenheim, 31 July 2017 15:03

The mood at the European Patent Office is bad. The successor to the President in office, Benoit Battistelli must be one thing above all else: Someone who can approach the staff and come to terms with them.

Frenchman Benoit Battistelli stays at the top of the European Patent Office until the middle of next year. Photo: dpa

Munich Job offers like these do not normally appear in newspapers. The European Patent Office in Munich is looking for a new President to succeed controversial Frenchman Benoit Battistelli, whose contract runs out in mid-2018. Applications can be made to the Administrative Council, as the highest supervisory body at the Office, until 14 September. The hunt for a new leader at the authority is on by way of adverts in leading European newspapers and journals, with rather striking wording for the job description. It casts a spotlight on the conditions that have come about under Battistellis autocratic reign in office. The new President must come with a marked ability to enter into and maintain a social dialogue, cited as one of the main criteria for the appointment. Other decisive requirements are negotiating skills and a talent for communication and public relations. Also of advantage would be some practical experience in patent affairs. But that requirement actually seems to take something
of a back seat in comparison with those referred to first.

Wanted above all: A peacemaker

The way things look, what the supreme protector of intellectual property in Europe needs abo...

21:15

Blowback Begins for Companies in UK Ground Rents Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Blowback Begins for Companies in UK Ground Rents Scandal from Wolf Street Why did no one senior at the company say, This will come back to haunt us? By Don Quijones, Spain, UK, & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET. Fallout from he...

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21:15

Russia Brings Syria Closer to Peace by Setting Up Another De-escalation Zone "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Russia has announced setting up a de-escalation zone in the northern part of Homs, including the capital of the province. The area covers 84 settlements populated by more than 147,000 people. The ceasefire took effect on August 3. Russia and Syrian opposition groups had reached an agreement on the operational details at the talks in Cairo on July 31.

Carpool Karaoke On the Road Again "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Via USA Today: James Corden is offering more ride-share opportunities as his popular carpool singing franchise expands to Apple Music. The 20-episode Carpool Karaoke: The Series, a spinoff of Cordens hugely popular Late Late Show ride-along/sing-along segments, launches Tuesday with a Corden-Will Smith collaboration that takes to the L.A. skies in a helicopter. It marks

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21:12

Satellites and SMS help Pakistans farmers with smart irrigation "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Using data from NASA, Pakistans water research agency is sending rain forecasts to 10,000 farmers, helping them to irrigate more efficiently and increase their crop yields.

21:07

S.African MPs await ruling on Zuma vote "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AFP

AFP/File | South African President and ANC leader Jacob Zuma has been accused of corruption amid public anger at alleged cronyism in his government

CAPE TOWN (AFP)  South Africa will learn Monday if a parliamentary vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot, a move that could encourage ANC lawmakers to oust him.Tuesdays vote has become a test of African National Congress (ANC) unity as senior party figures have been increasingly critical of their leader, but it is unlikely to succeed in toppling Zuma.

The president, who came to power in 2009, has been implicated in multiple corruption scandals, while the countrys economy has fallen into recession and unemployment has risen to record levels.

The 75-year-old is due to step down as head of the ANC in December, and as president before the 2019 general election lessening pressure for his party to seek imminent change.

Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete is due to announce on Monday at 3:30pm (1330 GMT) whether the vote will be held in secret as requested by opposition parties.

The ruling has been subject to a long legal battle, and the vote on Tuesday evening could still be delayed by further court appeals.

Protests by pro- and anti-Zuma groups are planned in Cape Town, home of the South African parliament, on Monday and Tuesday.

The main opposition Democratic Alliance party said the vote was an opportunity for us all to stand up to corruption and get rid of President Zuma and his cabinet.

A group of ANC veterans from the anti-apartheid struggle also called for lawmakers to vote against Zuma, who was himself imprisoned with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island under white-minority rule.

South Africa is witness to larceny on a grand scale, leaving the country not only impoverished, but also increasingly in the hands of criminalised and compromised governance, the veterans said in a statement ahead of the vote.

The ANC has fought back, saying it expects its lawmakers to back the president.

Party chief whip Jackson Mthembu said ousting Zuma would have disastrous consequences that can only have a negative impact on the people of South Africa.

But he acknowledged recent criticism of the ANC, and the impact of a cabinet reshuffle in March when respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan was replaced with a Zuma loyalist.

Gordhans sacking led to a...

21:05

German Holocaust-denying nazi Zundel dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Canada says about itself:

Ernst Zundel: Gift to the World (1993) The Fifth Estate

His name has become synonymous with hate propaganda in Canada and around the world and the Fifth Estate first told the story of Ernst Zundel back in 1993.

In the early 90s the neo-Nazi movement was growing in the newly unified Germany. Officials estimated there were over 40,000 extremists in the country. The resurgent movement got a lot of help from a person well known in Canada, notorious Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel. From his Toronto home Zundel became one of the biggest suppliers of propaganda to neo-Nazis in Germany. From 1993 Victor Malarek profiles the then booming career of Ernst Zundel.

In 2003 Zundel was deemed a security threat in Canada because of his links to hate groups and was deported to his native Germany in 2005. He was arrested upon his arrival and in 2007 a German court convicted him of 14 counts of incitement of racial hatred, sentencing him to five years in prison. Zundel was released from prison in 2010.

From CBC in Canada:

Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel dead at 78: wife

Zundel lived in Canada for decades before being extradited to Germany in 2005

Aug 06, 2017 11:06 PM ET

A notorious Holocaust denier who lived in Canada...

21:03

Daily Flights to Bantayan The new Charter-Airline Mix "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Daily Flights to Bantayan have recently been introduced by Air Island Tours.

Bantayan is a dream vacation island located at the northern tip of Cebu.  Unfortunately up to now you needed to travel about 4 hours by bus / taxi and an outrigger boat to reach the white beaches of Bantayan. The new offer from Air Island Tours cuts this transfer time down to about 40 minutes. The exact flight duration depends on the aircraft type.

Air Island Tours Daily Flights to Bantayan

Direct flights from Cebu to Bantayan arent new. 6 years ago one of those one-aircraft companies offered these flights. Its been the same company that also flew to Camiguin. The service existed only a few months. The big new idea of Air Island Tours is to combine the advantages of both the airlines with their scheduled flights and the air-charter companies with their flexibility. Depending on the daily demand for seats, Air Island Tours can dispatch aircraft from the 3 passenger Cessna 172 up to the 8 passenger Piper PA-31.

But charter is expensive, isnt it?

Lets say that it isnt cheap. With a taxi and an outrigger boat or a ferry you pay at least 1300 Pesos plus the ferry ticket of 170 Pesos. Most honest taxi drivers will ask at least 3000 Pesos, because they also have to head back to Cebu City. Airport taxis will not ride below 6000 Pesos. The ferries from Island Shipping and Super Shuttle Ferries cost 170 Pesos per person plus terminal fees, of course.
Bus travel is even cheaper, but much more complicated. The bus trip is composed by a taxi trip from the airport to the north bus terminal. Then a bus trip to Hagnaya port and finally the ferry. Costs are between 350 and 450 Pesos. This is cheap but will sweat and carry your luggage under the burning sun.
The current Promo fare from Air Island Tours is 4,999 Pesos. If I hadnt to work, Id immediately book flights for next weekend. Weather is currently perfect in the southern central Visayas.

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21:01

So you want to write a Shell script "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

So some people, companies even, have guidelines that describe how to write shell scripts, or even unit tests for shell scripts, as if UNIX Shell was a programming language. Thats wrong.

Modern Shells are based on a language that has been written without a formal language specification. The source looked like this, because somebody didnt like C and wanted Algol, abusing the preprocessor. The original functionality and language rules had to be reverse engineered from that source, and original shell has a lot of weird rules and quirks:

  • You can use the caret, ^, as replacement for the pipe symbol, |.
  • Check out the section Consider a variable which has been picked up by the shell from the environment at startup. Modifying this variable creates a local copy. in that document, especially the part where they explain this:
    If you call a script directly from a bourne shell (./script without shebang),  then the shell only forks off a subhell and reads in the script.
    The split between original and local copy of the variable is still present in the subshell.But if the script is a real executable with #! magic, or if another sh is called, then fork and exec is used and only the original unmodified variable will be visible.

And it gets better if you go down the entirety of that particular document.

If you think Unix Shell is a survivable programming environment, good luck, and please take your code with you while you leave.

21:01

The Blockers For GTK4: Constraint-Based Layout, Finished OpenGL Renderer & More "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At last week's annual GUADEC GNOME developer conference, the state of the GTK4 tool-kit was a hot discussion item...

21:00

The Event Flash The Galactic Wave of Love "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Event Flash The Galactic Wave of Love

By Therese Zumi Sumner

You know how powerful the forces of nature are amid a storm? When that sudden sound of thunder with a terrible noise surprises us and transports us to a feeling of awe and wonder. When the Event Flash is upon us it will be sudden, unexpected and everyone on this planet will experience it simultaneously. If we are asleep we will no doubt awaken with a knowing that something very unusual is taking place.

I will not go into details here about the various types of emotional reactions that people will find themselves in on this day because I have covered those reactions in detail in this article here on the opening page of my website. The details about reactions at the time of The Event have been supplied by Archangel Michael about three years ago through the channel for the Council of Love Linda Dillon.

http://www.veritasgalacticsweden.net/introduction

[Editor Note: The Event Chronicle does not support the work of Linda Dillion (remember the space bicycles debacle?) or channeled messages, in general. The Event Chronicle does however respect the opinions of the author and believes the following information provided by Cobra to be accurate.]

Initially people will be confused and frightened and indeed the shock of it all will be too much for some souls and they will die and directly be lovingly taken care of by Angelic Beings on the other side.

Divine Mother, while recently discussing the transition that we know as death and referring to the many souls leaving the planet surface in the weeks and months approaching The Event, at the time of The Event and for a time after The Event makes it clear that every soul leaving their bodies are lovingly taken care of. On the day of The Event the veil will be completely collapsed and no evil will continue to exist on the plasma, astral and etheric planes. This will also be the beginning of a very quick demise of evil on the surface of Gaia because the foundation of evil the veil will no longer exist.

The Yaldabaoth Octopus Entity

The truth...

21:00

The Case for Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Kurds who occupy a mountainous region that includes portions of Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey are the largest ethnic group in the world without a state to call their own. It is time to change that.

21:00

California Housing Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I was in Santa Rosa, California, last year doing a series of engagements with my friend Joe Minicozzi. We were chatting with some really smart people at one meeting when the topic of affordable housing came up. Here's how the conversation went:

Them: Housing is very expensive and it keeps going up. So many people want to be here that it's driving up prices so nobody can afford it. 

Me: If they can't afford it, why do so many people pay it?

Them: Because housing keeps going up in value.

Me: Does anyone remember 2008? What was that like here?

Them: Oh it was really bad. Really painful.

For those of you still angry with me for not grasping (your simple and obvious explanation of) Portland's housing crisis, you might want to skip this article. I'm going to make some similarly ill informed observations and ask some patently ignorant questions about why this situation persists. My inspiration is an article on a website called CalWatchdog.com titled, Democrats and Republicans see different solutions to California Housing Crisis. And, indeed, they do.

Source: Public Policy Institute of California

Source: Public Policy Institute of California

First, a handful of statistics. Nine years ago, California was the worst housing market in the United States. House prices were down by 27% and they just kept falling. A study released in March of 2008 by the Public Policy Institute of California painted a dramatic picture of boom and bust, and this was before things got really bad. There were many complicated and interrelated causes of the crash, a reality that gives every political ideology a set of narrow talking points they can dogmatically cling to.

Let's not focus on the bust, however, but instead focus in on the prior boom. If the prevailing narrative is to be believed, California is such an amazing place -- and, as a Minnesotan, I'm genetically predisposed to agree with that notion, particularly during January and February -- it's just so amazing that pe...

20:58

Depoliticised and unsustainable: Jessa Crispin on why she no longer calls herself a feminist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Why I Am Not a Feminist author argues that feminism has lost touch with its politically radical roots.

Photo: Flickr/Cajsa Lilliehook. Photo: Flickr/Cajsa Lilliehook. Creative commons. Some rights reserved.From outraged memes online to slogan-bearing t-shirts on the streets, across the world more and more women are calling themselves feminists, and demanding change. But what would this change actually consist of?

In her new book, Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto, writer and activist Jessa Crispin argues that feminism has become depoliticised and ultimately unsustainable. It is a passionate call to arms for the movement to rediscover its radical, revolutionary roots. The following interview has been edited for clarity and length.

What drove you to declare so directly, at this specific political moment, that youre not a feminist?

Theres always been a kind of disconnect between feminist rhetoric and the lived experience of women. When I was growing up, I was coming of age during the third wave, and that conversation was about sexuality, personal presentation, individuality. But my lived experience was that I grew up in a very conservative town, my mother was a housewife, I was being raised to be a wife and a mother. A couple years later, I started working at Planned Parenthood and I became an abortion counselor at the time that abortion clinics began shutting down across the middle of the United States. And even with that going on, the feminist conversations nationally were still very shallow.

The rhetoric marches ahead, while the material situation falls apart?

Yeah, and they leave a lot of people behind. And it just seemed to just get worse and worse. The book came out of total frustration with the movement, the conversations, and what feminism was being used now to sell. Starting with the invasion of Afghanistan, and...

20:46

EPO, Lufthansa, and the German Government Part VI: The Complaint to Merkel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

EPO, Lufthansa, and the German Government

Summary: A look at what was involved in passage of a Croatian trademark to Lufthansa as explained several years ago

THE EPO may be in the midst of a serious scandal. It may, in fact, be a facilitator of that scandal. For the uninitiated, here are previous parts in this series:

Now start the parts about the monkey business.


ENAs already mentioned, the suspected criminal duo Topi Matijevi unlawfully colluded to change the entry for the internationally protected trademark of Air Plus in the official state register on March 3, 2009 (as shown by the annexed document #8). This was done by a preliminary administrative decision of the DZIV. After the first media reports, a complaint relating to the a...

20:46

With Friends Like These (Who Needs Allies?) "IndyWatch Feed National"

[For Australia] it is one thing to remain a good friend, but too close an embrace will lead Americans and others to resurrect the deputy sheriff tag. The Americans have always put their own interests first and will continue to do so; we should follow their good example. American interests will not always be the same as Australian and vice versa. The bottom line, however, is the domestic political one. Australians are afraid of the outside world and convinced of their inability to cope with it. Any Australian government which suggested that we do without a great and powerful friend to look after us would have to consider the electoral implications.

Cavan Hogue, former Ambassador and Dep. Permanent Representative when Australia was last on the UN Security Council. He has also served as head of mission in Mexico, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow and Bangkok, along with other posts. He is an Adjunct Professor in International Communication at Macquarie University, Sydney.

The Brief: By and large, the Australian-U.S. alliance is considered by the majority of the political, policy and media elites on both sides of the Pacific Pond to be mutually beneficial, indeed essential. But behind this pact, like as with so many countries with economic, strategic and/or military ties to the empire du jour, there are downsides, ones rarely acknowledged and when they are, often rejected in public discourse. More Australians, though, are beginning to express concern about the alliance, itself borne out by recent PEW research findings. This mindset is occasioned in no small measure by the increasingly heavy-handed influence the U.S. seeks to exert globally, exemplified as much by its well-documented interference in the affairs of other countries and its propensity for imposing its frequently self-serving economic and strategic agenda on the international community. Along with examining why Australia might benefit from re-assessing the oft-presumed benefits of this partnership, and from there, seeking a more independent pathway, we will also reveal some of the past history of this complex and for the U.S. especially in the ongoing pursuit of its global ambitions, sure to be an increasingly vital geopolitical partnership.

High Dudgeon in Low Latitudes

When it comes to my country Australia, to the extent that less worldly Americans might think about it, amongst the first things likely to come to mind are kangaroos, convicts, koala bears, and Crocodile Dundee. Far beyond just broadening folks geographical awareness and cultural ho...

20:46

Philippines: Journalist gunned down "IndyWatch Feed War"

Volunteer reporter Leodoro Diaz died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds sustained in the attack in a Sultan Kudarat town. The killing happened in broad daylight amid martial law, which prohibits non-military and police personnel from carrying guns outside the house. File
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SULTAN KUDARAT Two men on a motorcycle shot dead early Monday in President Quirino town a volunteer radio reporter and columnist of a local weekly newspaper.
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Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, director of the Sultan Kudarat provincial police, said Leodoro Diaz died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds sustained in the attack.
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Diaz was a volunteer reporter of a broadcast outfit in Cotabato City, the station dxMY of the Radio Mindanao Network.
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He was also a columnist of the Sapol tabloid published weekly in General Santos City, about three hours away via overland travel from President Quirino, his hometown.
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Diaz was on his way to Tacurong City from his home in Barangay Katiku, President Quirino when two bikers trailing behind over...

20:45

Precious Metals or Cash? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Precious Metals or Cash? Video The Common Sense Show TDC Note I say both. small bills for an emergency you dont want to have hundred dollar bills when there is no cash and no digital currency and...

The post Precious Metals or Cash? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:44

Biomedical Research Studies Show Evidence of HPV Vaccine Causing Cancer "IndyWatch Feed World"

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High-Risk HPV Type Replacement Follows HPV Vaccination

by James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
World Mercury Project

The number of studies that show that partial immunization via available HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines is not only insufficient at reducing overall HPV infection rates; the vaccines actually cause rarer, more lethal types of HPV to sweep in and the net effect could be devastating increases in HPV-related cancers. Read More

20:41

Mobile Library: the project that makes refugees in Greece happy "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

While volunteering in refugee camps in Greece, Laura Samira Naude and Esther ten Zijthoff realised that the people they met needed more than food and shelter: they wanted to study, to work for their future and to find a sense of purpose.Naude and Zijthoff launched the project Mobile Library. A true success story. Naude and Zijthoff

The post Mobile Library: the project that makes refugees in Greece happy appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

20:35

Linux 4.13-rc4 Kernel Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Linux 4.13-rc4 kernel is now available for testing...

20:34

OpenBSD and the modern laptop "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Did you think that OpenBSD is suitable only for firewalls and high-security servers? Think again. Here are my steps to transform a modern mid to high range laptop into a useful Unix workstation with OpenBSD.

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is that whenever I'm out and about with my primary laptop at conferences and elsewhere geeks gather, a significant subset of the people I meet have a hard time believing that my laptop runs OpenBSD, and that it's the only system installed.

A typical exchange runs something like,

"So what system do you run on that laptop there?"
"It's OpenBSD. xfce is the window manager, and on this primary workstation I tend to just upgrade from snapshot to snapshot."
"Really? But ..."
and then it takes a bit of demonstrating that yes, the graphics runs with the best available resolution the hardware can offer, the wireless network is functional, suspend and resume does work, and so forth. And of course, yes, I do use that system when writing books and articles too. Apparently heavy users of other free operating systems do not always run them on their primary workstations.

I'm not sure at what time I permanently converted my then-primary workstation to run OpenBSD exclusively, but I do remember that when I took delivery of the ThinkPad R60 (mentioned in this piece) in 2006, the only way forward was to install the most recent OpenBSD snapshot. By mid-2014 the ThinkPad SL500 started falling to pieces, and its replacement was a Multicom Ultrabook W840, manufactured by Clevo. The Clevo Ultrabook has weathered my daily abuse and being dragged to various corners of the world for conferences well, but on the trek to BSDCan 2017 cracks started appearing in the glass on the display and the situation worsened on the return trip.

So the time came to shop around for a replacement. After a bit of shopping around I came back to Multicom, a small computers and parts supplier outfit in rural mli in southern Norway, the same place I had sourced the previous one.

One of the things that attracted me to that particular shop and their own-branded offerings is that they will let you buy those computers with no operating system installed. That is of course what you want to do when you source your operating system separately, as we OpenBSD users tend to do.

The last time around I had gone for a "Thin and lightweight" 14 inch model (Thickness 20mm, weight 2.0kg) with 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD for s...

20:33

Liberalism in and out of Time "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dr Kathy Smits is Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of several articles on liberalism and identity politics, and of Reconstructing Post-Nationalist Liberal Pluralism: From Interest to Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Applying Political Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She is currently working on projects exploring multiculturalism, biculturalism and national identity in New Zealand, and comparative multiculturalism policies in New Zealand, Australia and Britain.  

As Duncan Bell points out in the Coda to this broad-ranging, richly textured and masterly exploration of the relationship between liberalism, Empire and imperialism in nineteenth century British thought, it is virtually impossible to step outside liberalism in contemporary politics and political thinking.  In its protean expression as ideology, normative philosophy and discursive field, liberalism virtually monopolizes political theory and practice in the Angloworld (371).  And yet the ways in which it has been shaped by history and political practice, at both domestic and global levels, have been very unevenly excavated and revealed.  Were familiar with the relationship between seventeenth and eighteenth century liberalism, from Locke (although Bell tells a surprising account of Lockes recent ascendancy in the liberal canon), and early capitalism, and with liberalisms origins in Protestant thinking (or as Larry Siedentop has recently argued, with Christian thinking pre-Reformation.)  But its more modern development as the dominant ideology in Anglo politics in the 19th and 20th centuries, during the period in which British colonial expansion left an ineradicable stamp of race and empire on British political and social thought has not been fully explored until now.

Bells Reordering the World traces meticulously the relationship between liberal ideas, public discourse, and the legitimizations and experience of British imperialism in the mid to late 19th century.  In this period, as he shows here and in his earlier The Idea of Greater Britain[i], the development of Britains settler colonies shaped liberal arguments for the Empire, liberalisms assumptions about race, and its prescriptions for world order.   This is an impressive and invaluable collection of essays, which range in subject from how we conceptualize political philosophy, to the ideas about time and space that underlie arguments for empire, to the work of academic apologists for, and critics of empire who are now almost forgotten, but who shaped debates in their day.  Bell draws on recent scholarship about the imperial and raced heritage of liberalism, but goes far beyond previous accounts.  As other contributors to this symposium ha...

20:33

Take the Generic Drug, Patients Are Told Unless Insurers Say No "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Charles Ornstein / ProPublica, and Katie Thomas / The New York Times

Some pharmaceutical companies are cutting deals with insurance companies to favor their brand-name products over cheaper generics.


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20:33

Ghost in the Shell: Regenerative Medicine, Cyberorganoids, and Redesigning Frankenstein "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

How close to reality are brain organoids, and which molecular mechanisms underlie the remarkable self-organizing capacities of tissues? Researchers already have succeeded in growing so-called cerebral organoids in a dish clusters of cells that self-organize into small brain-like structures. Juergen Knoblich and colleagues have now further characterized these organoids and publish their results today []

20:32

Former Netanyahu Aide Turns States Witness in (Both) Corruption Cases "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tel Aviv (GPA Former Netanyahu Aide, Ari Harow, has turned states witness in two bribery cases against the current Israeli Prime Minister.

Harow has agreed to cooperate with Israeli prosecutors in the ongoing corruption investigations as a part of his own plea bargain.  Although Netanyahu dismissed this latest development in a Facebook video, calling it the scandal of the week, many observers believe this could be a turning point in the case.

Netanyahu also told said the new status of his former aide was just more background noises that he would ignore, assuring the citizens of Israel he continues to work for them.

Unfortunately for Bibi, this doesnt look like a fleeting development, nor is it even the first scandal of this week. Just five days ago, information surfaced that David Shimron, a Netanyahu lawyer (and cousin) has found himself in the sights of prosecutors for possibly attempting to receive a multi million dollar kick back in a now dead defense deal. Shimron was arrested last month along with Miki Ganor a former employee of German submarine manufacturer ThyssenKryupp.

Related: Netanyahus Lawyer Could Have Received Cut In Defense Deal

Ganor, Shimron and now Harow are just the latest dominoes to fall, but Harow is the first to offer testimony in exchange for a reduced sentence on charges of corruption. Prosecutors took Harows testimony in exchange for a reduction of his sentence from 6 months in jail to 6 months of community service and a $194,000 fine.

Harow resigned from his government position back in 2015 as allegations of mishandling of government and business affairs began to emerge. Its unknown what exactly is in Mr. Harows testimony, but it is believed to relate to both investigations that revolve around Netanyahu, dubbed 1,000 and 2,000 by Israeli police.

The case known as 1,000 involves alleged illegal gifts from business executives and Netanyahu supporters received by the Prime Minister and his family. The gifts are said to range from minor items like cigars, haircuts, and champagne to bigger ticket bribes like hotel rooms and flights on private jets.

Case 2,000 involves conversations between Netanyahu and Arnon Mozes, the owner of one of Israels largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. Apparently, Netanyahu asked Ahronoth for more favorable coverage, and in exchange Netanyahu would change...

20:32

CIA liaison officer reveals amazing secret about September 11th, Iraqi War and Lockerbie incident "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


She was detained under the US National Security Law on the charge of spying for Iraq's intelligence agency. She supposed to spend 25 years in prison, if she did not retreat from her statements about Sept. 11 and also the Iraq war.Later, she was released from prison after a year with the pressure of independent media. After that she was subsequently assassinated in a fake driving accident and surprisingly survived. It was here that she decided to take revenge. According to her, exposing the lies of September 11th and fake stories about the Iraq war were the best option for revenge. She wrote a controversial book titled Extreme prejudice. It is a term for CIA euphemism for aggressive execution, just in case. She is Susan Lindauer, a US Intelligence Asset acting as a liaison officer to Iraq in 90s to the 2003 invasion. A woman who dares to talk about the structure of the United States and the CIA organization. Although she was driven and isolated from the political and social structure, she did not surrender. She did not even accept a $ 1 million bribe in exchange for silence. She wrote in Extreme prejudice: I had a special mission that I was supposed to keep in touch with the representatives of Libya and Iraq at the United Nations according to the CIA training and the Department of Defense information. It was conducted since 1995 for eight years and even in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. I met with representatives of Libya and Iraq once or twice a week. The meetings were held in New York at the UN building. Until then, there was no official contact between the two countries and the US State Department. In a way, I can only say that I was the only CIA intelligence source and US State Department correspondent with these two. In this regard, Susan told Art TV: I was a human rights activist at that time. Part of my mission was to cooperate with the fight against terrorism. The CIA was trying to create a communication channel and obtained the necessary information using me. At the same time, I believed that Libyas punishment is not proportional to the process of dialogue. I had a good profile in dealing with diplomats because I was a congressional staff. I was opposed to sanctions. I consider this issue necessary to establish friendly relations with the other side. When George Tenet was the Director of the CIA, there were about 5,000 liaison officers throughout the world. I was one of the three liaison officers to Iraq. The identity of the other two was revealed after September 11th and I remain the only source of information. US State Department had no contact with Iraq. Americans needed my information about Iraq, because I was a peace activist. TV presenter asked Susan: Is that true that you were important because you had brown hair, and good interaction and kindly encounters with the Iraqis? Because the Arabs l...

20:30

Goddess Warrior Video in 432Hz "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

New Goddess Warrior Video

By Jonathan Carty

Please allow me to express the interference I experienced, yet again, with creating another Goddess Energy video. I had to re-edit and re-render this video so many times to get it to what I wanted. Little things were going wrong during the rendering process. I demanded verbally that there be no further interference and that everything would go the way I wanted it to, and after that I had no problems.

I also turned my internet off just in case there were any physical beings who wished to interfere with the creating of this video. I hope you will all enjoy this video as it was very frustrating trying to get out. Light and love!

This article (New Goddess Warrior Video) was originally published on Truth Earth and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.

20:30

I know those gates, too "IndyWatch Feed National"

Heather McNamara discusses the political clusterfuck in which lesbians are positioned, having to deal with, all at once, patriarchs, theocrats, cishet feminists, TERFs, armchair psychologists and more asserted twits.

Welcome to lesbianism! And congratulations on your decision to give up dating men. They can be fun sometimes, but I can tell you from experience that lesbianism is way way more fun. For starters, there are boobs. More on that later.

Youll want to get started right away so lets get busy on the orientation. We have a lot of stereotypes to roll our eyes at, six seasons of The L Word to get through whether you like it or not dont look at me that way and of course youll want to know how to answer all the stupid questions you get from straight friends and family. Youre also going to want to find yourself some lesbian gathering places, but please avoid the temptation to check Craigslist. Were not as big on the bar scene as our queer brothers are, but youll find there are plenty of drum circles, softball teams, and Facebook groups.

Oh uh. Theres just one little snag.

You probably noticed all those people standing at the gates, didnt you? Yeah, theyre uh theyre a thing.

If you came over from female heterosexuality, you may never have seen anyone at the gates, flung wide open as they tend to be. Its funny how ogling girls and making out with girls hardly gets anyone kicked out of female heterosexuality, isnt it? Especially since, well, if you check to your right over there you can see that the great camo print gates of male heterosexuality are guarded by teams of NoHomo militia. If you came from female bisexuality, you might have a little more experience, mostly in the form of pushy relatives and mansplainers who love to tell you that its just a phase. Lucky you didnt have to deal with the gates of male bisexuality, though! I dont think anyones gotten through there except maybe David Bowie but not all of us can afford helicopters. Im pretty sure theres just a trap door out front and a slide that drops you into male homosexuality.

I identify as queer and Ill be honest, a tiny sliver in the pie chart of reasons for doing so is an attempt to sidestep these tedious sexual politics. Read more here.

-Shiv

20:30

Inching Closer to Saudi Arabia, Israel Moves to Ban Al Jazeera "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Jerusalem (GPA) In a move in line with their warming relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel has moved to close the Jerusalem Al Jazeera branch and ban the outlets journalists.

Israels Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced at a press conference on Sunday that officials would start taking steps to shut down Al Jazeeras Jerusalem location. The first phase includes revoking press credentials for Al Jazeera journalists and employees. Kara has also reached out to broadcasting companies with the hope of removing Al Jazeera programming from their channels.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who expressed intent to close Al Jazeera earlier this year, was quick to laud Karas actions with praise on Twitter.

RELATED: Houthi Fighters Raid Al Jazeeras Sanaa Bureau

Banning Al Jazeera Jerusalem Would be a Logistical Nightmare

Despite Karas and Netanyahus firm intentions, Al Jazeera will continue to function as-is for the time being. Removing Al Jazeera from Israeli airwaves would require compliance from major broadcasting companies such as Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting which could require rewriting laws that force the companies to comply. Officials cannot revoke press credentials unless Israeli security deems the Qatar-based outlet to be a national security threat.

But considering Israels modus operandi (which classifies virtually all pro-Palestinian activism to be a national security threat), its no surprise officials seek to shut down Al Jazeera: an outlet closely affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. In fact, Al Jazeeras anti-Israel attitude is precisely why Netanyahu says he wants the branch shut down. Claiming their coverage of the al-Aqsa uprising was unprofessional.

So why Al Jazeera and why now? Netanyahu and Kara might try to blame their actions on Al Jazeeras Palestinian coverage, but it seems like this is just another sign of the warming relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel. After the Saudis, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and their allies declared diplomatic war against Qatar in June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan swiftly shut down Al Jazeera operations within their borders. Egypt closed down Al Jazeera broadcasting some years ago.

RELATED: Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and the Medias Hypocritical Outrage over Human Rights

Clandestine Economic Saudi-Israeli Relations

On the surface, this in itself might not seem reason to just...

20:30

Turkish Reinforcements Arrive on Syrian Border "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara (GPA US forces are beginning to worry about a new front in the Syrian war as Turkish reinforcements arrive on the border of Kurdish controlled Afrin.

Turkey has been exchanging rocket and artillery fire with the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria in recent weeks and it now looks like Ankara is looking to expand operations. Turkey has deployed fresh artillery and armored units to the border and has promised to respond to any actions by the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) who they believe are connected to the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.

The YPG currently comprises a majority of the US backed coalition known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), but the group is considered a terrorist organization by the Turkish government. However, NATO doesnt share this classification of the YPG, and is currently cooperating with them as the main ground force for retaking the capital of the Islamic State, Raqqa.

Related: Turkey Fights With And Against Everyone In Syria

US military leaders are now beginning to show some concern about Turkish movements, especially these latest developments which are suspected to be a part of a push by the military to secure a swathe of territory between the Kilis border region and Idlib, Syria. This is speculated to be part of a larger agreement between Moscow and Ankara for a joint operations to liberate Idlib.

This details of this operation were just speculation until the past few days when statements by the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition spoke with Turkish media outlet TRT World. According to these rebels, they are currently just awaiting an order from Ankara to retake Menagh Airport, Tel Rifat and other villages from the YPG. Turkey and Russia will also both send their own troops to Idlib to act as a buffer between Syrian and opposition forces.

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20:29

Egypt censored newspaper on Israel offers to buy Sinai "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Cairo has prevented a newspaper editor from running a story of Egypt's alleged plans to 'sell' the Sinai peninsular to Israel.

20:27

Mid Summer Anger: Oliver Stone Waxes US Establishments Russia Conspiracy Theory "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

EDITORS NOTE: We recognize the following eloquent rant posted on Oliver Stones Facebook page as being of high integrity and congenial to boot. America, and the world, will continue to find itself in peril so long as this sort of measured, thoughtful analysis remain in such short supply in Washington DC. Wake up America, you are now asleep at the wheel.

Mid-Summer Anger 

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By Oliver Stone

Congress passed its beloved Russia sanctions last week by a vote of 419-3! The Senate followed with a vote of 98-2!! I guess American Exceptionalism includes the vast stupidity inherent in having two giant oceans to distance us from the rest of humanity.

With all the Apples and Microsofts and computer geniuses we have in our country, can we not even accept the possibility that perhaps our intelligence agencies are not doing their job, and maybe, just maybe, are deliberately misleading us to continue their false-flag war against Russia? Or for that matter, that Russia itself may not be that invested in screwing up our vaunted democracy with such sloppy malware as claimed? Especially in view of the strong statement put out by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of reform-minded veterans throwing a dose of acid on the infamous Brennan-Clapper Report of January 6, 2017. With this report alone (see below), much less the overt lying and leaking thats been going on, both James Clapper (We dont do surveillance on our own citizens) and John Brennan (Drones and torture? None of our business) should be investigated as thoroughly as Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Trumps son, etc.

Whats happened to Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Lee, or any of the people whove displayed some independent thinking in the past? Have they actually read this report? Somebody out there in DC, please explain to me this omission of common sense. Are the Washington Post and the New York Times so powerful that no one bothers to read or think beyond them? It seems the TV stations in this country take their copy from them.

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20:25

Canadian bald eagle saved from drowning "IndyWatch Feed World"

After a white-tailed eagle was saved from drowning off Norway, now a North American related species.

This video says about itself:

Swimming Eagle Rescued From Bay | National Geographic

4 August 2017

A family spotted an injured bald eagle swimming in the Bay of Fundy off Nova Scotia, Canada and brought it to safety.


20:25

Robert Parry: The Dawn of an Orwellian Future "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Consortium News Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media continues to spread its own fake news, like the falsehood about an intelligence community consensus on Russia-gate hacking, as algorithms begin to marginalize dissent

By Robert Parry

It seems that The New York Times cant let a good lie lie. Even after being pushed into running an embarrassing correction retracting its false claim that there was a consensus of all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked Democratic emails and made them public to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, the Times is back suggesting exactly that.

The Times current ploy is to say the Russian hacking claims are the consensus judgment of the U.S. intelligence community without citing a specific number of agencies. For instance, on Friday, the Times published an article by Matt Flegenheimer about the U.S. Senate vote to prevent President Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia and deployed the misleading phrasing:

The Trump administration has opposed the sanctions against Russia, arguing that it needs flexibility to pursue a more collaborative diplomacy with a country that, by American intelligence consensus, interfered in last years presidential election.

So, instead of explaining the truth that the Jan. 6 Intelligence Community Assessment was the work of a small group of hand-picked analysts from three of the agencies under the watchful eye of then-CIA Director John Brennan and beneath the oversight of then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper the Times opts to give its readers the misleading impression that there was a consensus within the U.S. intelligence community.

In other words, unless a Times reader knows the truth by having read it at a non-mainstream media outlet such as Consortiumnews.com, that reader would continue to believe that all 17 intelligence agencies were in agreement on this foundational point in the Russia-gate affair.

Marginalizing Dissent

And the continuation of this willful deception comes as the...

20:24

Googler's Memo on Culture of Diversity Extremism Goes Viral Inside Google "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Gizmodo got their hands on an internal memo gone viral at Google that criticizes extreme biases and blind promotion of diversity. The memo's author confronts the practice of silencing such minority opinions through shame:

"Despite what the public response seems to have been, I've gotten many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues which they agree with but would never have the courage to say or defend because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired. This needs to change."

Are these hints of the writing on the proverbial wall? One fears the diversity pendulum will break rather than be allowed to swing back.

[Update: Google has written a memo to its employees about the document. - ed]

Also at Motherboard and BBC.


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20:21

Earth First! Summer Gathering starts this week "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Environmental direct action movement Earth First! is celebrating 25 years since its first gathering in 1992 this week, as the Summer Moot begins setting up on Wednesday. After a period of slow going in the early 2010s EF! has experienced something of an upsurge in interest over the last three years, with its sunny season []

Exhibition launch: We Lived It: The Social Impact of the Troubles @TheLinenHall "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Exhibition launch: We Lived It: The Social Impact of the Troubles @TheLinenHall
by Allan LEONARD @SharedFuture
2 August 2017

The Linen Hall Library has presented the first of two exhibitions of its Divided Society digitisation and outreach project. We Lived It: The Social Impact of the Troubles contains artwork, imagery, ephemera, and oral history extracts from firsthand accounts of individual experiences.

At the launch reception event, Librarian Julie Andrews provided a background to the project:

We thought it was time to start working on how to show this great collection we have to the world and engage much more with people.

The total value of the project is 500,000, and she thanked the several funders right there and then.

Andrews finished by outlining the projects planned outputs by January 2018, including: the digitisation of 120,000 items being made available online; the creation of education resources (GSCE audience); the collection of oral histories (involving 250 persons so far); and two exhibitions.

The Heritage Lottery Fund is a major funder of the Divided Society project. Its Northern Ireland chairperson, Paul Mullan, said that the question of how the Linen Hall Library reaches out beyond its membership base is solidly answered by projects such as this. He described how the library bringing out its holdings to engage with communities enables the participants to be the curators of their own story, the curators of what heritage actually is.

Mullan added that this project is particularly interesting because it deals with a challenging time engagement with the past and remembering well, remembering thoughtfully, to think about the past in constructive ways.

Let us delve into the archive and see how much we can get from it, Mullan concluded.

Rachel Brady (Education and Outreach Officer, Divided Society Project) described the exhibition as a celebration of the outreach work carried out with several groups, of which some participants were in attendance:

You all outdid yourselves, bringing humour, grit, inspiration, and sometimes sadness to the table What really struck me was how our objects brought so many memories back for people; this is the true power of collecting and sharing in libraries, museums, and cultural venues.

The resulting short audio excerpts explore experiences individuals had during the Troubles, such as getting to work...

20:15

Dumb And Dumber Money Keeps Pouring In "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Dumb And Dumber Money Keeps Pouring In by John Rubino Dollar Collapse Someday, stock, bond and real estate valuations will matter again. And the mechanism by which this return to sanity is achieved will probably be the...

The post Dumb And Dumber Money Keeps Pouring In appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

72nd Anniversary of Hiroshima"s Gratuitous Mass Murder "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

War continued for months unnecessarily, countless more casualties inflicted, mainly Japanese civilians notably from fire-bombing Toyko in March 1945, an estimated 100,000 perishing in the firestorm, many more injured, over a million left homeless.

20:14

Links 7/8/2017: PHP 7.2.0 Alpha, OpenSSL Disables TLS 1.0 and 1.1 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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    • The Price of FreedomA Review of the Librem 15 v3

      Purism is a wild startup located in South San Francisco. Their mission? Providing a superior hardware experience for people who love privacy and software freedom. Purism is building and shipping GNU/Linux laptops, and is interested in developing a phone as well.

      The Purism campaign originally launched on CrowdSupply late 2014. Since then, the company has shipped two revisions, and now offers three different models to choose from: an 11-inch convertible tablet, a 13-inch laptop, and a 15-inch powerhouse.

      For a few years, I have strongly desired having a quality Linux laptop that has great hardware. So, Ive taken the plunge on getting the latest 15-inch Librem model from Purism.

    • [Video] Desktop Trend: Linux dominant in 2053. Mac dead in 2020.

      Its math. In 2053, Linux will break 50% desktop marketshare. Beating out Windows for the first time in desktop usage. On the flip-side MacOS will have dwindled to 0% usage by 2020.

  • Kernel Sp...

20:13

Kevin McNamara RIP, champion of an old Labour approach to Ireland "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The late prime minister Jim Callaghan was said to have described Kevin McNamara once as the Fianna Fail member for Kingston upon Hull North.  Kevin himself recalled how Tony Blair on being elected Labour leader summoned him and told him straight : I dont want you in my shadow cabinet.  At which Kevin rose from his seat and walked out.

Both anecdotes say a lot about of Kevins outlook but not the whole story. He was an unapologetic and consistent supporter of a united Ireland which was after all, supposed to be the ultimate aim of Labour policy.  He attacked John Major for setting IRA decommissioning as a precondition for direct engagement with Sinn Fein, resulting in the breakdown of the 1994 ceasefire, and Tony Blair for supporting Major at the time. His inevitable removal as shadow Northern Ireland secretary and replacement by Mo Mowlam gave space to Blair to launch what proved to be the decisive initiative, beginning with the essential tilt towards unionists in the Balmoral speech within weeks of his election as prime minister.

But  this  radical departure from much he held dear did not prevent Kevin becoming a consistent supporter of the peace process. He had never been a supporter of the Benn/ Corbyn approach of warm contacts with Sinn Fein before a ceasefire.

While  Jeremy Corbyn paid tribute today to Kevin as a lovely man Kevin reacted angrily  when Corbyn invited Gerry Adams  to address a fringe meeting of the Labour party conference in 1989 saying: As far as Im concerned there is no place for those who defend murderers at the Labour party conference.

He retained a deep and sympathetic interest in Irish affairs, taking part only recently in 1916 commemorations in Liverpool. In retirement he had joined the Institute of Irish studies and for his PhD published a study of the controversial  McBride principles on applying anti-discrimination rules  to US firms in Northern Ireland. These  were strongly opposed by the British government as a blight on investment and  employment but were regarded by their supporters as a catalyst for  increased US involvement in what became the peace process.

In its way his policy on Northern Ireland was as static as the unionism of its day. The need for momentum required its abandonment. But at least Kevin McNamara as a politician came to Irish affairs out of lifelong commitment and knowledge rather than as a tem...

20:12

Russias Banks Get Serious About Digital Currencies "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With Russia looking to cure its economy of a hydrocarbon addiction, a consortium of the countrys biggest banks is proposing that it explores a different kind of gas for the answer.

The lenders, including Sberbank PJSC and VTB Group, arent developing gas of the natural variety. Its also the name of a virtual unit based on the blockchain of ethereum, the worlds biggest cryptocurrency after bitcoin. The banks are hoping that by adopting the technology they will make payments safer and faster, while thrusting Russia to the forefront of a trend thats transforming the financial industry.

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20:12

Operation Open Heart starts "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Six-year-old girl, Sheba Mackenzie and five-year-old Victor Mesmin were the first patients to have open heart surgery at the Port Moresby General Hospital on Sunday.
Both from Milne Bay are now recovering in ward 7 after they were moved from Intensive Care Unit yesterday.

Port Moresby General Hospital's leading heart specialist (Cardiothoracic) Surgeon Dr Noah Tapaua led the local doctors and nurses including Open Heart International Australia heart specialist team and repaired the holes in the heart of children.
Dr Tapaua said 13 more children are lined up for the open heart surgery for this week till Thursday with youngest at the age 1 month and oldest nine years.

In the precious years the Operation Open Heart Programme focused mainly on service delivery where 60-70 international heart specialists with less number of locals performing heart operation to 45-50 children annually.
However, the OOH programme has greatly improved with great support of genuine partners through Operation Open Heart foundation focusing on training more local doctors and nurses.
Dr Tapaua said so far 29 nurses, two per fusionists, one anaesthetist and one cardiothoracic were trained.

The biggest challenge now is to have a heart centre provided with equipment so local doctors and nurses can fully use the skills and save more than a thousand lives they are saving now, he said.
Dr Tapaua also added that the local team had cut down the number of heart patients for operation so the doctors and nurses can focused on training when dealing with two to three cases per day.
We want to perform quality surgery and doing it properly with less number of patients so when we are confident enough, we will do more open heart surgeries, Dr Tapaua said.

OOH: Dr Noah Tapaua second from left leading the OOH specialist team performing heart surgery on six-year-old Sheba Meckenzie yesterday. Picture by PMGH Media

20:09

Random Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For Sale


(Telegraph UK) I don't know that I want to live in Sweden, but if I did, this would be a property that would end up high on my list based on the ads. It's located in Boden (Northern Sweden) and the asking price is about $250K. Reasonable.

I admit that I'd need a decorator to go through and spruce the place up, but it wouldn't cost me more than a couple hundred K to do that...maybe a garage on the outside to park the toys and it's even better than the White Wolf Mine.

What are the Brits Thinking?

The photo speaks for itself, but who in their right mind would surrender weapons in the face of Muslims who want you dead? 

"Only cowards carry?" Really? So they really think that it's smart to bring hands and feet to a gun fight or a knife fight? If I had a gun shop, the sign would say "only idiots disarm themselves in the face of those who would do them harm".  The knife bin (left) should be a bin where you can pick up a good knife to keep handy. I realize that I approach this si...

20:08

Heres Why Saudi Arabia Doesnt Want International Control Over The Two Holy Mosques "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Qatar calling for the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina to be placed under international control undermines the Saudi familys international legitimacy.

The post Heres Why Saudi Arabia Doesnt Want International Control Over The Two Holy Mosques appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

20:07

Kairuku Hiri MP Peter Isoaimo slams appointment of Duma "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Member for Kairuku Hiri, Peter Isoaimo has joined his people in questioning the appointment of William Duma as the caretaker Minister for Public Enterprises and State Investment.
Mr Duma was implicated with other ministers and senior public servants in March this year over the 46 million kina transaction that took place to move the PNG Defence Force base to Manumanu in his Kairuku-Hiri District of Central Province.

Mr Isoaimo said, his people were initially promised a Commission of Inquiry by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill but this has since been downgraded to an administrative inquiry with findings still outstanding and the appointment of Mr. Duma is likely to interfere and stall with this inquiry.
He added that the appointment is a slap in the face of his people especially those from Gabadi and Manumanu and if such dubious deals are not challenge, this huge spending of government money without proper consultations with landowners will continue and become accepted government behavior.

Meanwhile, the Opposition has also announced that they will be assisting Mr. Isoaimo and the Central Governor Robert Agorabe to push for the sidelining of Mr. Duma, and calling for the completion of the investigation into the Manumanu Land Deal.
National Alliance Party Leader Patrick Pruaitch said, "land grabbing must stop and the Member for Hagen Open must not take any portfolio of consequence in the Government until the investigation is complete and the findings made public first."
He said, "the Prime Minister should be ashamed of himself, for not living up to his promise to the people of Central Province by failing to complete the inquiry and returning their land, and now appointing Duma as well." NBC News / PNG Today

20:05

Robert Phoenix: The Great American Eclipse - OffPlanet Radio "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

In an expansive two hours we cover the summer of 17: the symbolisms behind the deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington and possible connections to pedogate; the Saturn -Chronos-Black (Hole) Sun connections; the August 21, 2017 full solar "Black Hole Sun" eclipse; connections to Trump and the next level of potential futures for the United States. We delve into current tennis superstars and some interesting twists...and a prediction by Robert that was fulfilled within (AGAIN!) hours of this recording. Then, on to TIME, and Jose Arguelles and the Law of Time...Time is Art!

20:04

Australian film director Darran Scott a Mormon leader- article when he was charged on 3 August 2016 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Darran Scott

Darran Scott

 

I published the article below on 3 August 2016, just over a year since Darran Scott had his day in court today.

Today, Darran has admitted to 20 under-age sex offences against young males so hell be going to the clink for an extended stay- maybe up to twenty years.

Please see the adjacent article on this site for details.

 

Blog article 3 August 2016

There are similarities in this case to the pedophile Rev Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong mega-church.

Like Frank Houston this man Darran Scott is a church leader. In Darran Scotts case hes involved deeply in the Mormon church.

Another similarity to Frank Houston is that Darran Scott is alleged to have sexually abused male teens. He did these acts through being a youth football coach.

A further similarity is that one of the male teens later suicided. Victim ANZ1, a male teen victim of Frank Houston, suicided as a direct result of Frank Houston abusing him in an Auckland hotel room in the 1970s in his country of origin New Zealand.

Frank Houston lured ANZ1 there under the premise...

20:01

#MoriaHungerStrike: Arash Hampay About #Moria Protests "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today we publish another statement by hunger striker Arash Hampay. Its a statement about the protests in front of the Moria protest camp on Saturday. Today is day 40 of his hungerstrike. The statement is from day 39 of his hunger strike.

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Image: Protests in front of the Moria prison camp at Lesvos, Greece. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook page.

Originally published by Arash Hampay Facebook page.

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

Read all our articles about the hunger strike; here.

As...

20:00

European Union insecticide eggs scandal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video says about itself:

4 August 2017

Fipronil: What is it and how did it get into our eggs?

Fipronil is an insecticide that in an ideal world should never find its way into a chicken coop. But somehow it got mixed in with Dega 16, a cleaning agent and sanitizer used on many poultry farms. The cleaning agent has not only been used for pest control in the Netherlands, but also in the German state of Lower Saxony, where eggs are now being thoroughly examined to see if they contain traces of Fipronil. Farms where the chemical was sprayed have been closed and eggs pulled from stores.

Fipronil should never have been used around chickens, Leif Miller, director of the German environment association NABU (Nature And Biodiversity Conservation Union) said in a press statement. But this new scandal doesnt come as a surprise. The European Union needs to fundamentally change their agrarian and food policies, so that ecological and nature-friendly farming becomes worthwhile again.

Fipronil is highly toxic and used as a pesticide to protect crops as well as in veterinary medicine to kill off fleas, lice, ticks, roaches and mites. It is not allowed anywhere near animals in the food production chain, including chicken. Fipronil is also dangerous for honey bees. To protect the endangered insects, the use of Fipronil on corn seeds has long been prohibited.

The insecticide can be absorbed by the skin or ingested orally. Eating eggs contaminated by Fipronil can lead to liver, kidney and thyroid damages. Having said that you would need ingest a large proportion of eggs. Those who did might have to deal with irritated eyes and skin; nausea and vomiting.

With current Fipronil levels, Germanys Federal Institute for Risk Assessment estimates that a child who weighs around 16 kilograms (35 po...

20:00

Irans Rouhani: Zionism, terrorism two great threats for region "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"The two Iranian and Lebanese nations have always had friendly, close and brotherly ties and relations," said President Rouhani in a meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, Nabih Berri.

19:57

Military Situation In Syrian City Of Raqqah On August 7, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated the Karim district from ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah.

Military Situation In Syrian City Of Raqqah On August 7, 2017 (Map Update)

Click to see the full-size map

The post Military Situation In Syrian City Of Raqqah On August 7, 2017 (Map Update) appeared first on .

19:53

Googles left-wing bias has alienated its own workers "IndyWatch Feed War"

The complaining conservative employee in this story is discussing gender bias, but his points are sound in a larger sense: it is true that Google, like the other Leftist new media giants, is indefatigably opposed to viewpoints that dissent from the hard-Left line. And Google has begun manipulating its search results to conceal criticism of []

19:53

Duct taping Dangerous Apex predators and Social media insanity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Outback Wrangler Matt Wright shows off monster croc catch on Facebook The image of a huge crocodile caught by The Outback Wrangler Matt Wright has gone viral and attracted criticism. An image of a monster crocodile caught by Outback Wrangler Matt Wright has gone viral, with some animal lovers criticising the use of duct []

19:50

City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals Water for Strays during heat wave "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought the heat wave week, from

The post City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals Water for Strays during heat wave appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

19:46

Heavy rainfall causes severe flooding in much of New Orleans; 5 inches of rain in 3 hours "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heavy rainfall caused flooding throughout much of the New Orleans area Saturday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning that stretched into the early evening for New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan and Waggaman. Dozens of streets were reported to have flooded during the pounding rains, which began between 2 and 3 p.m. and continued throughout the afternoon. WWL-TV estimated nearly 5 inches of rain fell over downtown New Orleans and Mid-City by 5 p.m., with Gentilly receiving more than 3 inches. The weather service said its downtown observation post recorded 1.23 inches between 3 and 4 p.m. and 2.62 inches between 4 and 5 p.m., totaling 3.85 inches in the two-hour span. Major flooding was reported in Lakeview near Robert E. Lee Boulevard and near West End and Harrison avenues. Several portions of Canal Boulevard near City Park and sections of Tulane Avenue, Banks Street, Canal Street and Orleans Avenue saw flooding that was waist-high at the deepest points.

19:45

The Dangerous Agenda of Dehumanizing Whites "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Dangerous Agenda of Dehumanizing Whites by JC Collins Philosophy of Metrics The Masonic Civil War and How Minorities are being Used to Expand and Redefine Racism Something new needs to come into this world. Cultural and socioeconomic engineering...

The post The Dangerous Agenda of Dehumanizing Whites appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:43

Military Situation In Eastern Aleppo And Southern Raqqah On August 7, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in eastern Aleppo and southern Raqqah on August 7, 2017. Government forces are now advancing against ISIS along the Euphrates River.

Military Situation In Eastern Aleppo And Southern Raqqah On August 7, 2017 (Map Update)

Click to see the full-size map

The post Military Situation In Eastern Aleppo And Southern Raqqah On August 7, 2017 (Map Update) appeared first on .

19:43

Meet Four Real Heroes "IndyWatch Feed War"

These heroes dared to risk their lives to challenge radical Islam. Click on their images to learn about their unique, harrowing stories.

EdwinEdwin AmshaAmsha JoannaJoanna MajedMajed

The post Meet Four Real Heroes appeared first on...

19:42

YouTube left up bloody jihad videos for over a year "IndyWatch Feed War"

YouTube was probably too busy, like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, censoring foes of jihad terror to bother about minutiae such as this. Shame of YouTube over Three Musketeers terror gangs hate videos: Web giant failed to remove some of the material circulated by the trio for more than a year, by Larisa Brown, Daily Mail, []

19:40

You Can Kill a Chicken, But You Cant Lay an Egg "IndyWatch Feed World"

You Can Kill a Chicken, But You Cant Lay an Egg
by Bill Bonner

"Barely two weeks ago, 2,117 people took Chiles medical licensing exam. What was noteworthy about this years test was that more than one-third of the people taking it were not Chilean. Nearly 800 of them were Venezuelans. This is just one indication of what is happening in Venezuela - everybody is leaving.

You can kill a chicken, but you cant lay an egg, we explained to our grandchildren this morning. They arrived yesterday, bringing the family total to nine people here. What did granddad say? they asked their father, wiping the jet lag from their eyes. Dont worry about it

Strangling the chicken: ...

19:40

First Violent Attack Against Jazz Audience - Zionist Thugs In All Their Glory David Icke latest headlines

I have hosted Gilad Atzmon perhaps 30 times in ten years, many venues, music and talk. Never ever any hint of problem from audience or any outside (never protesters). Only after receiving a letter from the enforcement officer of the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), who has an understanding that protests are likely, do I have trouble. Silverman did not issue a threat, but I draw my own conclusions. The CAA is a sham charity with no conviction that seeks to get others to do its dirty work for them; it believes that individuals should be at the forefront of the fight, so should be held accountable for this serious and violent crime upon an innocent bystander. Venue owner Dennis Harrison on Facebook Read more Where are you mainstream media? Get your backbones in gear if they exist at all Brooklyn Rabbi Calls Zionists to stop Harassing Gilad Atzmon

19:38

Debt Rattle August 7 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fred Stein Man on bumper, New York 1949   EU Membership For Poland Is Like A Teaser Rate On A Bad Loan Steve Keen (RT) How Chinas Billion Savers Embarked On A Household Debt Binge (SCMP) Trump Challenging China On Trade Would Spark Very Aggressive Response (G.) Imperial Folly Brings

The post Debt Rattle August 7 2017 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

19:38

British police told me Princess Diana was murdered "IndyWatch Feed World"

The father of Dianas  driver Henri Paul is claiming UK police told him she was murdered.

Jean, 85, said: Inside Scotland Yard, some believed there was a secret plot to kill Diana.

Panorama

In an emotional interview at his home in Lorient, Brittany, Jean who has studied the evidence and seen classified information surrounding the tragedy over the past 20 years said: Diana was killed and my son was killed. I believe they were both murdered. My son was simply collateral damage of a plot to kill Diana and they killed him as well.

I am 100% sure he was not involved in this plot. He was too honourable and too honest. The English police came here to visit me and sat exactly where you are sitting now.

Even inside Scotland Yard there are two sides. One believes there was a secret plot to kill Diana, the other believes it was a genuine accident.

Even today there are too many classified secrets with this incident.

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I have no real hope to know what really happened. Perhaps it will be known in 30 or 50 years. But I would really like to know before I die. But I dont think it will happen.

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19:36

US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria Damascus to UN David Icke latest headlines

The Syrian foreign ministry has, in correspondence to the United Nations, accused the US-led coalition of new atrocities against its civilians. It includes an attack on hospital in Raqqa and the use of internationally banned white phosphorus munitions against the Syrian people. Renewing its calls to immediately dissolve the coalition which Damascus considers illegitimate, the ministry wrote two letters; one addressed to the UN Secretary General and the other to the Chairman of the UN Security Council, Syrias state news agency SANA reported Sunday. Citing the ministry statement, the report said the military alliance led by Washington had bombed residential neighborhoods and civilian houses, as well as destroying a national hospital in Raqqa, where the coalition is extensively backing the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group. Damascus also claimed the coalition had violated international humanitarian law by deploying white phosphorus munitions in its attacks which targeted innocent Syrian people in the provinces of Raqqa, Hasaka, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and other Syrian cities, SANA reported. Read more: US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria Damascus to UN

19:35

New Sanctions on Russia, Gas Profits & The Ghost of Hjalamar Shacht "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

89546655It may sound almost routine for the US congress to pass sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and for the President to sign them into law. However, a great deal of fanfare surrounded the lead up to August 2nd, 2017.

Support for the bill seemed almost unanimous within the political establishment. Within Congress, the loudest objection to the bill came from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Even Sanders did not dare condemn economic warfare against Russia. The objections from Sanders only involved stated fears about putting the future of the Iran nuclear deal, heralded as a crowning achievement of the Obama administration, into jeopardy.

On the international arena, objections to the bill were widespread. Iran, North Korea, Russia, and their allies were not alone. Within the NATO camp, a number of voices spoke up against the bill, the loudest of them coming from Germany. The bill specifically penalized and threatened companies that cooperated with Russias key natural gas pipelines.

We must continue to focus on how we can get our gas to allies in Europe, said Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio on the floor of Congress. The fact that the USA is attempting to push Russia off the international natural gas and oil market, and claim a bigger share for US energy corporations, was no secret at all.

Due to the invention of hydraulic fracking, the United States is now the top natural gas producer on earth, and third top producer of oil. However, Gazprom, the state owned natural gas corporation of Russia, remains a primary exporter on the global markets. From the Wall Street elites in Chevron, British Petroleum, Exxon-Mobil and Shell Oil, to the Koch Brothers, to Devon Energy, to tiny start-up fracking tycoons in Texas and Louisiana; all the US-based owners of natural gas companies would like to see Gazprom eliminated. Furthermore, they would like to see Gazproms customers purchasing from them.

Targeting Russia   

In the interests of their pocketbooks, the rich and powerful in the United States seemed almost completely unified in supporting new sanctions on Russia, despite offending European allies. The hostility to Vladimir Putin and the Russian government from US leaders and Wall Street monopolists has nothing to do with concerns about human rights or election meddling. It has nothing to do with Ukraine. It has nothing to do with homo...

19:35

Military Situation In Central Syria On August 7, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated the strategic town of Sukhna and the nearby areas of Rjam al-Saboun, Tal Abu Qul, Rajm al-Qun and Tulul al-Meleh in the province of Homs and are now advancing on Doubayat gas field.

Now, the Syrian military command have two main options:

  1. To develop the advance along the road between Sukhna and Resfafa in order to cut off the ISIS supply lines to the eastern Hama countryside;
  2. To continue advancing in along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway in an attempt to reach the city prior to the moment when ISIS is able to make successful flank attacks on the advancing grouping.
Military Situation In Central Syria On August 7, 2017 (Map Update)

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19:34

More Lonely, Fewer 'Friends', Less Sex - Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation? "IndyWatch Feed World"

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But theyre on the brink of a mental-health crisis...
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19:31

Leaked Trump transcripts show his incoherent, ill-informed narcissism "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the most significant aspects of the published transcripts of Donald Trumps conversations with his Mexican and Australian counterparts is the fact they were leaked.

19:30

13 Ways To Make Side Money Off Of One Idea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ask any business owner, and theyll tell you how hard monetization can be. Youll often need a longer runway than you think. Since breaking into the world of entrepreneurship, Ive been dabbling in setting up passive income streams, not only to help fund my startup but also to indulge my creative side.

I started off selling coffee mugs featuring a few digital designs. (Side note: Im not a designer myself, but I didnt let that stop me. See step #2 here for some details on getting original designs created for you that you can go on to sell in various ways.) Once my mugs started selling, I wondered where else Id be able to utilize the same designs. As it turned out, lots of places!

Over the last eight months, Ive been able to monetize my work on other platforms and diversify my revenue streams more widely than Id anticipated. While many business ideas take exorbitant capital to come to life, earning a passive income doesnt (which, by the way, is the whole point)and thats particularly true using print-on-demand and other online services to design and sell a wide range of merchandise across multiple platforms.

In rough chronological, not best-to-worst order (Im a sample of one, so my experience using these platforms shouldnt be taken as an endorsement), heres how Ive managed to take just a single ideanamely, a purple-haired unicornand sell it 13 different ways.


Related: How (And Why) To Launch Your Own Product Line, No Startup Required


1. Teelaunch

First, I made some blankets and shower curtains.

Teelaunch lets you easily place your graphics on mugs, totes, blankets, and more. As a print-on-demand platform, the site handles the heavy-lifting tasks like fulfilling and shipping orders. Upload your design, fill in your customers details, and the order will be sent on your behalf. Teelaunch is made for Shopify, so its a quick and easy add-on to any existing e-commerce storefront you might already be working on. Ive been able to use it to ship hundreds of products ranging from shower curtains to fleece blankets.

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19:30

TIDBIT: ON THE OTHER HAND: METHANE, BACTERIA, AND PENGUIN PINEALS "IndyWatch Feed War"

While we're talking about Antarctica and "climate change," Mr. T.M. found this important article for "the other side of the story":
Methane-Eating Bacteria Discovered

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19:30

TIDBIT: RUSSIANS DISCOVER OLD NAZI ARCTIC BASE "IndyWatch Feed War"

... Oh, and there's this submission by Mr. M.D. as well:
Secret Nazi military base discovered by Russian scientists in the Arctic
Now, assuming

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19:30

TIDBIT: THAT RUSSIAN CHAPEL IN ANTARCTICA "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mr. T.H. passed along this interesting picture of the Russian Orthodox chapel in Antarctica that Patriarch Kiril journeyed there to bless:
Russian orthodox church

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19:30

.AND THE LATEST PROSPECTIVE VISITOR TO ANTARCTICA IS "IndyWatch Feed War"

Let's face it folks: either "they" are using Antarctica as a continent-sized bit of sleight-of-hand and "misdirectional theater", or something really is going on

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19:30

Were Banks Boring before the Repeal of Glass-Steagall? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Were Banks Boring before the Repeal of Glass-Steagall? Nicola Cetorelli Liberty Street Economics, July 31, 2017     Since the global financial crisis and Great Recession, many critics have called for regulatory and legislative reforms to restore a system of boring banks constrained to traditional banking activities like deposit taking and lending. The narrative underlying this argument

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19:29

Experimental Mozilla Send service allows users share encrypted copy of huge files "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Mozilla Send service allows users to make an encrypted copy of a local file, store it on a remote server, and share it with a single recipient.

Mozilla has presented Send, an experimental service that allows users to make an encrypted copy of a local file, store it on a remote server, and share it with a single recipient. The service allows to easily share large files in a secure way.

Once the copy has been shared, the data will be deleted from the server.

mozilla send service

The Send service is offered through Mozillas Test Pilot program for previewing new features developed for the Firefox browser.

The Send service was developed on Node.js backed by a Redis database running on Amazon Web Services. It relies on the Web Cryptography JavaScript API with the AES-GCM algorithm for client side encryption. Using the Send service is very simple, upon selecting a local file, the Mozilla application encrypts it client-side and uploads it to AWS.

Then the user will receive an URL generated by the Mozilla Send service that contains the encryption key, this link can be shared with the recipient of the file.

Each link created by Send will expire after one download or 24 hours, and all sent files will be automatically deleted from the Send server, reads a blog post published by Mozilla.

Of course, the first thought is for privacy issues, but Mozilla clarified that it would not be able to unlock a stored file, even upon receipt of a lawful warrant.

Giving a look at the generated URL it is possible to note that a portion of the link after the character # contains the generated key that is not sent to the Mozilla server.

Experts argue that anyway AWS is able to recover a file, for example, upon receipt of a lawful warrant it could be forced to retain them. The Send service sends the file name and other data in plain tex...

19:28

McMaster: US Prepared To Launch 'Preventative War' Against North Korea David Icke latest headlines

Continuing to hype the threat posed by North Korea, despite their two ICBM tests being eventually conceded to both be failures, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster insisted that the US is fully prepared to launch a preventative war against North Korea, to prevent them threatening the US. The threat is with heavily fictionalized versions of North Koreas missile program, but McMaster appeared undeterred about the war, saying he wasnt going to confirm if North Korea really had missiles that could reach the US, before incredibly adding I mean how much does that matter? One would think it matters a lot, since estimates are that a war with North Korea could kill in excess of a million people, destroy large portions of South Koreas capital of Seoul, and create a region-wide refugee problem in Eastern Asia. McMaster acknowledged that the war would be costly, but again that didnt appear to separate his assessment that the US is preparing to attack North Korea preemptively to destroy a missile program that largely doesnt work would be a legitimate use of force, saying it would depend on the legal justifications US officials manage to put together. Read more: McMaster: US Prepared To Launch Preventative War Against North Korea

19:26

Saudi Arabia accused of 'disregard' for human life by United Nations following air strike which killed 12 in Yemen David Icke latest headlines

A senior United Nations official in Yemen has condemned the Saudi-led air strike which killed at least 12 civilians, including children, saying it showed a complete disregard for human life. Three women and six children from the same family were killed as they slept in the dawn air strike by the Saudi-led coalition opposing the Houthi rebels in the Yemeni civil war, according to Reuters. The youngest of the children killed was just two years old, according to medical officials. The civilians were killed and ten others wounded in the attack on their home in the Saada province, according to the UKs humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, and other aid groups. Mr McGoldrick expressed deep concern about the Saudi-led action in an official statement in which he accused the coalition of violating international law. Read more: Saudi Arabia accused of disregard for human life by United Nations following air strike which killed 12 in Yemen

19:26

British Police Directly Helped Arrest 14 Saudis Who Face Execution: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

British Police Directly Helped Arrest 14 Saudis Who Face Execution: Report Training by British police may have directly helped Saudi agents arrest more than a dozen people now believed to be facing execution, with voices in Britain urging Prime Minister Theresa May to move in a bid to halt the killings. In Saudi Arabia today []

19:25

Many Kenyan electronic voting stations wont have network coverage "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A quarter of Kenyan voting stations wont have network coverage to transmit the results of electronic voting machines, the electoral commission admits.

19:24

Venezuela foils foreign-backed military rebellion David Icke latest headlines

Authorities in the ruling Socialist Party of Venezuela have announced that an anti-government military action has been suppressed near the central city of Valencia. Diosdado Cabello, a senior official in President Nicolas Maduros ruling party, said on Sunday that the reported rebellion in a military base in the town of Naguanagua was crushed in the beginning earlier in the day and that the situation in the base was now under control. Cabellos statement came hours after the release of a video that showed a group of men in military uniform calling for a broad uprising against Maduro. The soldiers said the action was only a rebellion against Maduros move to dismantle democratic institutions in Venezuela. This is not a coup detat, said a man in the video who identified himself as Juan Carlos Caguaripano, a former National Guard captain, adding, This is a civic and military action to re-establish constitutional order. But more than that, it is to save the country from total destruction. Caguaripano, seen flanked by about a dozen men in military uniforms, also called for the formation of a transitional government in Venezuela. Read more: Venezuela foils foreign-backed military rebellion

19:23

Shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Indian Ocean "IndyWatch Feed World"

5.8 magnitude earthquake 2017-08-06 19:32:06 UTC USGS page: M 5.8 - Southeast Indian Ridge USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist Reports from the public: 0 people 10 km depth Southeast Indian Ridge

19:22

Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists credentials David Icke latest headlines

Israel has announced plans to effectively expel the Al Jazeera network from the country, revoking journalists credentials, shutting the companys bureau in Jerusalem and pulling its broadcasts from national cable and satellite television networks. Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced the measures Sunday at a news conference. Journalists and representatives from Al Jazeera were not permitted to attend. We are going to set measures in order to illustrate our war on terrorism, on radical Islam and our solidarity with the sane Arab world, Kara stated. While the proposal will not take immediate effect, Kara confirmed that both the Arabic and English versions of the news channel will be shuttered once the proposal is passed in the Knesset (Israels parliament). I am the only one [in government] who is an Arabic speaker, who understands Arabic and my native language is Arabic. You cannot fool me with Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic. I know how to identify how disturbing reporting becomes incitement instead of being free speech, he added. Read more: Israel to expel Al Jazeera, block broadcasts & revoke journalists credentials

19:20

Mandelas grandson urges Israeli envoys expulsion from South Africa, cutting off of all ties David Icke latest headlines

The grandson of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Nelson Mandela, has called on South Africas government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Pretoria and sever all diplomatic and business relations with the Tel Aviv regime. On Sunday, Mandla Mandela, who is a member of parliament for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), urged ANC caucus in legislature to pressure the government to send Arthur Lenk out of the country, and recall South Africas Ambassador to Israel Sisa Ngombane, and cut all ties, Turkeys official Anadolu news agency reported. History calls upon us to take similar measures to those taken by freedom, justice and peace loving communities that supported the global anti-apartheid movement against the brutal and illegitimate South African regime, he said. Mandela also praised the decision made by a group of ANC lawmakers to turn down an Israeli delegations request to meet. Read more: Mandelas grandson urges Israeli envoys expulsion from South Africa, cutting off of all ties

19:19

The New Socialism of Fools "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The shift in US employment from assembly-line manufacturing to construction, services, and caretaking has not had a significant impact on the overall distribution of income in terms of class. To find the roots of political resistance to globalization in the twenty-first century, one must dig deeper.

19:19

Living in interesting times "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Caveat emptor Anyone who has dealt with AT&T or has been one of their Loyal customers for many years, may have recently been experiencing the deteriorating and decaying quality of services the company is marketing and selling to unsuspecting consumers. The following Clark Howard article only touches the tip of the iceberg on those experiences. []

19:18

Dozens of Migrants Run Across Border in Spanish Enclave "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

MADRID Dozens of sub-Saharan migrants crossed into Spain from Morocco in the early hours of Monday after running through a border gate into the enclave of Ceuta, emergency services said.

Migrants frequently attempt to storm the borders of Spains two enclaves in northern Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, often clambering up fences which are up to 6 metres tall and topped by razor wire.

On Monday a group of more than 100 migrants ran through one gate in the fence usually used as a border control, surprising Moroccan and Spanish security forces, a Reuters witness said.

The Red Cross said it had assisted 186 people following the morning rush across the border, adding that four migrants were taken to hospital.

Once inside Spains enclaves, migrants are usually taken to temporary shelters and later moved to the Spanish mainland, or returned to their country of origin.

Many migrants try to enter Spain as a means of reaching other parts of Europe. Arrivals through Ceuta and Melilla, as well as the number of migrants attempting to cross into Spain by sea from North Africa has risen this year, although the route between Libya and Italy remains the most popular.

The Red Cross said last week it had attended 7,400 migrants crossing into mainlaind Spain and Ceuta and Melilla so far this year, up from 3,600 in the same period a year ago.

(Writing by Sarah White; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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19:18

Venezuelas US-Backed Opposition Turns Up The Violence Following Assembly Vote "IndyWatch Feed War"

Venezuelas US-Backed Opposition Turns Up The Violence Following Assembly Vote Venezuelas US-backed opposition shrewdly chose not to participate, recognizing that refusing to do so would be far more rewarding than running a slate of candidates that might lose to Chavistas or Maduro loyalists. By Kevin Gosztola | August 4, 2017 An opposition protester wields a []

19:18

Israel has stripped citizenship from an Arab Israeli for the first time ever David Icke latest headlines

Israel has stripped an Arab Israeli man of citizenship, claiming he removed himself from society by launching a car-and-knife rampage that left four people injured last year. Activists claim the ruling, believed to be a legal first, will leave Alaa Raed Ahmad Zayoud stateless and may violate international laws. But a judge said the move was a suitable and proportional response after Zayoud ploughed a car into a female Israeli soldier before stabbing three civilians near Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, northeast of Hadera, in October 2015. Zayoud was convicted of four counts of attempted murder and sentenced to 25 years in jail following the nationalistically motivated attack, which came during a spate of stabbings and shootings in Israel. Read more: Israel has stripped citizenship from an Arab Israeli for the first time ever

19:17

Hassan Rouhani sworn in as President of Iran "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

TEHRAN In a high-profile ceremony on Saturday, Hassan Rouhani was inaugurated as the 7th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

19:16

Father of Princess Diana's death crash driver Henri Paul claims British police told him she was murdered and his son was 'collateral damage' David Icke latest headlines

The father of Henri Paul, Princess Dianas driver on the night she died, has claimed UK police told him she was murdered. Henris elderly father Jean, 85, fears he will die without knowing the full story behind the crash. Mr Paul, the acting head of security at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, was at the wheel of the Mercedes which crashed in the Alma Tunnel in the early hours of August 31, 1997 with Diana and Dodi Al Fayed in the back. He said: Diana was killed and my son was killed. I believe they were both murdered. My son was simply collateral damage of a plot to kill Diana and they killed him as well. I am 100% sure he [Henri] was not involved in this plot. He was too honourable and too honest. Read more: Father of Princess Dianas death crash driver Henri Paul claims British police told him she was murdered and his son was collateral damage David Icke The Ritualistic Assassination of Princess Diana Unlawful Killing: The Murder of Princess Diana

19:15

Polls: US Is "the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today" "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the US is viewed by peoples around the world to be the biggest threat to world peace. But, to start, lets summarize the first-ever poll that had been done on this, back in 2013, which was the only prior poll on this entire issue, and it was the best-performed such poll: An end-of-the-year WIN/Gallup International survey found that people in 65 countries believe the United States is the greatest threat to world peace, as the N.Y. Post reported on 5 January 2014...

19:14

Chilling face of the future: As train companies say they'll use facial recognition technology to replace tickets... how the technology could strike at our right to privacy David Icke latest headlines

There are few sights more dispiriting than a long queue at ticket offices or machines when youre rushing to catch a train. However, technology is now offering an ingenious solution. A facial recognition system is being developed that uses two invisible, near-infrared lights flashing at high speed to help a single camera capture a 3-D image of a face in astonishing detail. It will register the smallest details, down to tiny blemishes and wrinkles, and can recognise individuals even if they are wearing glasses or moving quickly along a platform. The image can then be checked against a customer database. Such a system could potentially dispense with the need for tickets as passengers, their faces already scanned in a registration process, could pay by online account. Read more: Chilling face of the future: As train companies say theyll use facial recognition technology to replace tickets how the technology could strike at our right to privacy

19:14

12 Things You Desperately Need to Know About Depression "IndyWatch Feed World"

Depression is something tons of people in this world live with every single day. Many people do not realize just how serious and real this illness is.

If you are not someone who has depression the following may come to you as a surprise and of course if you suffer from depression you most likely know these things to be true or need to hear them. You are amazing and no matter what you are going through it will get better. Please remember, no matter what you are going through in life, you are not alone.

1. Depression is real

Depression is a real illness. It is not something that can simply be thought away. You would not tell someone with cancer that they werent sick so why would you tell someone with depression that?

2. Depression does not define you as a person

You are still you, depression is a temporary state not who you are.

3. Everyones depression is different

Depression is not one size fits all, your depression may be completely different than my depression and there is nothing wrong with that. It does not invalidate your depression or mine.

4. Depression is treatable

Depression is one of the most studied mental health issues. There are tons of different treatment options if one doesnt work for you do not give up, there are plenty of others to try.

5. Dont suffer through this alone

You can and will get through this. You are not alone so dont go through it alone. Talk to someone if it will make you feel even the slightest bit better. You are not burdening others by speaking up.

6. Thoughts of suicide

People dealing with depression are going through much more than you might think they are.

7. Depression is more than being sad

A depressed person is not just sad it is a numbness, it is a feeling of worthlessness that you just cannot get over. It is a much deeper feeling than just blue.

8. Depression has physical symptoms

A person suffering from depression is also dealing with headaches, stomachaches, HBP, fatigue, and a constant exhausted feeling.

9. Depression can affect any and everyone

Your age, gender, or race, does not matter to depression.

10. Living with depression is hard

It is not easy to live with depression. I repeat, it is NOT easy to live with depression.

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19:11

War-Crimes Prosecutor, Frustrated at UN Inaction, Quits Panel on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

For six years, an independent United Nations-appointed panel has documented a litany of war atrocities in Syria that have grown increasingly brazen: torture of prisoners, attacks on hospitals, sexual slavery.

19:10

Meet Amsha and Hear Her Story "IndyWatch Feed War"

Clarions new Film Faithkeepers delves into the plight of Christians and minorities ethnically cleansed by ISIS and other Islamist groups

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19:10

Microchipping Humans: First They Traded Freedom For Security, Now Its Privacy For Convenience David Icke latest headlines

If a steel truth exists in decades of technological innovation, it rests firmly in the convenience provided society indeed, while the mother of invention had long been named necessity, a prodigious marketplace bolstered iniquitously by acceptance of planned obsolescence ensured materialism had supplanted anything honorable as the true American Way. Whether societys placating soma of an obsession with stuff and things was engineered by the political upper echelons or fell, in some nightmarish fluke, at the feet of frothy-mouthed surveillance hawks, perhaps matters not an iota, considering the State probably has more eyes in your home than does your family. That implanting appliances, phones, electronics, homes, cars, kids toys, and damned near any other objects pervertible for domestic spying takes gall. Like well-oiled cogs, however, even corporate medias condemnation in headlines of the aforementioned abhorrent surveillance programs exposed by a series of tremendously important leaks and leakers, could not sway consumerists, on the whole, to raise as much as an eyebrow. Why this stupefying apathy to multitudinous rights violations perpetrated by the United States government against, well, the planet? Read more: Microchipping Humans: First They Traded Freedom For Security, Now Its Privacy For Convenience Microchipped Population David Icke 20 years ago, predicting the world we live in today

19:08

US trade deal after Brexit could see milk and baby formula with cancer-causing toxins flood UK market David Icke latest headlines

A post-Brexit trade deal with the US could see a massive increase in the amount of cancer-causing toxins in British milk and baby food, The Independent can reveal. American regulations allow more than 20 times the quantity of harmful aflatoxins in food products, compared to the stricter regime imposed by the European Union. US standards also allow products made with nuts and cereals to have higher levels of the carcinogens, which cause damage to DNA and make cells more prone to becoming cancerous. While a direct link to liver cancer is widely accepted, the lower US standards allow American manufacturers to produce food more cheaply. Critics are now warning that ministers pursuing a quick trade deal with Washington would be putting GDP growth ahead of public health if safety standards are weakened. Read more: US trade deal after Brexit could see milk and baby formula with cancer-causing toxins flood UK market

19:08

Quelle Surprise! Financial Firm Fines Are Way Down Under Trump "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The latest sighting on how financial firms are getting off easy, yet have the bad taste to complain about their paltry punishments.

19:03

#Tunesia: Fischermen Prevent #Cstar From Docking in #Zarzis "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Local fischermen from Zarzis, Tunesia prevented the Cstar from far-right activists from docking in Zarzis.

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Image: Fischermen in Zarzis, Tunesia. Image by Twitter account @Giu_Bertoluzzi.

Published by Enough is Enough

Yesterday we published a press release written by the North African Collective about the Cstar, a ship of far far right activists that called to prevent people from risking lifes at sea. The North African Collective called for a massive mobilization to stop them from mooring, entering territorial waters, dealing or communicating with the crew: civil society, everyone in charge, sailors, coastguards, all sail ships captains, every party concerned in North Africa.

On Saturday the far right Cstar ship was following the rescue ship Aquarius in front of the Libyan coast. There where no in...

19:02

Belgium admits it knew about insecticide-contaminated Dutch eggs back in June David Icke latest headlines

Belgian officials have admitted they knew in early June that eggs from Dutch farms could possibly be contaminated with a toxic insecticide, fipronil, which can affect peoples kidneys and liver, but chose not to go public because of an ongoing fraud investigation. We knew since the beginning of June there was probably a problem with fipronil in the poultry sector, Katrien Stragier, a spokeswoman for Belgiums food safety agency (AFSCA), told Flemish broadcaster VRT on Saturday, as cited by taggesschau.de We immediately launched an investigation and we also informed the prosecutor because it was a matter of possible fraud. From that point on the secrecy of the inquiry took precedent. We understand that people have questions about public health and we are trying to answer them, she added, according to AFP. Read more: Belgium admits it knew about insecticide-contaminated Dutch eggs back in June

19:01

Young white-tailed eagle in Sweden "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video shows a young white-tailed eagle, and ravens, feeding in February 2012 in Sweden.


19:01

Greenageddon? [LIVE POST] "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Greens are in disarray tonight after two of their own MPs quit the party in protest over Metiria Tureis refusal to resign. Kennedy Graham and David Clendon, two of the longest-standing members of the Greens, have removed themselves from the party list which effectively means they will not make it back into Parliament. It []

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19:00

Prisoners in Britain's violence-hit jails should wear Guantanamo jumpsuits and shackles and be locked up 23 hours a day, says prison union boss David Icke latest headlines

Inmates should wear Guantanamo-style jumpsuits and shackles to help combat prison violence, a union boss has said. Mark Fairhurst, acting chairman of the Prison Officers Association, also suggested locking them up for 23 hours a day if they misbehave and putting them behind glass during visits. The American experience is the only one left, said Mr Fairhurst of HMP Liverpool. Maybe its time we tried that. Guantanamo Bay, a US military prison located in Cuba, has been widely been accused for detaining prisoners without trial and faced allegations of torture. Amnesty International has branded the prison, dubbed the most expensive in the world, a major breach of human rights. His controversial remarks come less than a week after Tornado riot teams had to wrestle back control of HMP The Mount, in Hertfordshire. Read more: Prisoners in Britains violence-hit jails should wear Guantanamo jumpsuits and shackles and be locked up 23 hours a day, says prison union boss

19:00

Asking Parsis to Have More Kids, in the Most Regressive and Patriarchal Way "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The number of Parsis is dwindling, which needs solutions like adoption and changing old fashioned notions of racial purity.

A Parsi man touches the walls of a Parsi fire temple in Mumbai. Credit: PTI

A Parsi man touches the walls of a Parsi fire temple in Mumbai. Credit: PTI

Imagine a khap panchayat in rural Haryana a kangaroo court of village elders launching a slick ad campaign encouraging members of their caste to marry (each other) and rapidly multiply to increase their dwindling numbers. Imagine that many members of this caste are zamindars with large plots of land. And now, if you can stretch your imagination just a tad further, imagine this ad campaign calling out to middle-aged, unmarried, childless zamindars, warning of the perils of staying single, as this would mean their cattle and farmland would be inherited by some low-caste, petty farm labourer.

Im guessing that such campaign would not have met with quite the tenderness and enthusiasm in the mainstream media that the recently-launched second phase of the Jiyo Parsi campaign has received. The campaign is aimed at getting Parsi men and women to rapidly marry and procreate in significant numbers.

Of the many ads, possibly the most obnoxious one has a regal, sombre middle-aged man sitting on a very well-upholstered chair, staring vacantly into space. The caption reads: After your parents, youll inherit the family home. After you, your servant will.

W...

19:00

Companies and governments working together helps halt deforestation - report "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Brazil and Indonesia accounted for nearly 40 per cent of total tropical deforestation in 2014. A new report makes the case that it is imperative for business and government to collaborate closely to stop this.

18:58

10+ of the Biggest Celebrity Conspiracy Theories "IndyWatch Feed World"

The people of the Internet seem to have a special obsession when it comes to coming up with celebrity conspiracy theories. While some of them are extremely outrageous others actually appear likely.

Below you will find a list explaining 10+ of the most interesting celebrity conspiracy theories I have come across. While it is true, weird rumors are constantly following celebrities these theories take things to a whole new level. Enjoy!

Please keep in mind that this is all for fun, we are not saying any of this is true; actually quite the contrary! It is all for laughs, we hope you find it as funny as we do

1. The CIA murdered Marilyn Monroe.

Some people theorize that the FBI and the CIA are behind the death of Marilyn Monroe. This being because she knew too much and drank a lot. They feared she would drunkenly expose some of their secrets and they could not let that happen. She also is said to have hung out with a lot of Communists which was something the people who control our government were not happy about.

2. Nicholas Cage is a vampire.

No really, people actually think he is a vampire. This theory is formed around a photo from the Civil War of someone who looks exactly like him. People who follow this theory seem to think he reinvents himself every 75 years and has seen all the artifacts from National Treasure himself in real life, that is why his performance was so believable. Sounds legit, right?

3. Justin Beiber is a reptilian.

This is because of the idea that Beiber may have slipped up during one of his shows and revealed himself as a Reptilian by accident. There are several videos online that seem to show his eyes changing and for some that is enough evidence.

4. Beyonce faked her first pregnancy.

People claim that Beyonce faked her first pregnancy in order to hide the fact that she was using a surrogate to conceive. This theory began when images of her sitting surfaced in which her baby belly looked a bit deflated.

5. Solange is Beyonces daughter not her sister.

Yes, another Beyonce theory. People believe that Solange is her daughter and not her sister. The theory claims Beyonce had...

18:58

Model Kidnapped In Milan To Be Sold On Internet "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 20-year-old British model who traveled to Milan, Italy for a supposed photo shoot, has been left traumatized after reportedly being drugged, kidnapped and stuffed into a suitcase by human traffickers. Her captors were demanding [...]

18:57

'Remove A Tenant' eviction company compares UK renters to vermin David Icke latest headlines

An eviction company has caused outrage after an advert highlighting its services compared people renting homes to vermin. The marketing campaign by the firm Remove a Tenant, which targets residential property owners, features a piece of cheese below the caption: Are your tenants pests? They offer packages to landlords and agents across Britain for as little as 50 and claim to have significant expertise in dealing with housing benefits claims. Campaigners for renters complained that the companys advert on Facebook was beyond unacceptable and should be taken down immediately. They added that likening tenants to rodents was a grim irony given that one-in-nine rented homes has a pest problem. The dispute came as a record number of renters have been evicted from their homes in Britain, with more than 40,000 thrown out in 2015, the latest figures show. Read more: Remove A Tenant eviction company compares UK renters to vermin

18:57

Japan, Russia Need to Enhance Trust Before Gas Pipeline Plans: Minister "IndyWatch Feed National"

TOKYO Japan and Russia need to work on building a more trusting relationship before any plans to build a natural gas pipeline between the two nations can be fulfilled, Japans Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said on Monday.

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Building a pipeline linking Russia and Japan is a long-standing idea, but a dispute over islands seized by Russia near the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido at the end of the World War Two has kept relations testy at times.

Japanese gas and electric utilities that have invested heavily in import terminals for liquefied natural gas (LNG) may also be reluctant to invest in a pipeline.

Without a sense of further sense of trust such as a peace treaty, a pipeline would be no good, Seko said during a speech in Tokyo while answering a question about Japans energy relationship with Russia.

Japan imports nearly all of its energy sources and is the worlds biggest buyer of LNG, which is natural gas cooled until it becomes a liquid and then transported on ships.

Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in April that Japan wants to resolve a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties with Russia since World War Two.

18:55

Waitress is sacked by exclusive Oxbridge club for trying to take a piece of lasagne home because she had no time to eat it during her lunch break David Icke latest headlines

A waitress at an exclusive London club was fired for trying to take her lunch home because she had not had time to eat it. Bosses at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in Pall Mall searched Silvia Mecatis handbag as she left work and found a piece of vegetarian lasagne wrapped in tin foil. Even though the club had provided the meal for free, the 43-year-old was accused of stealing and dismissed. The institution a private members club for Oxbridge graduates whose members have included Stephen Fry, Benazir Bhutto and Clement Attlee argued that she had not sought permission from the chef or a manager to take her lunch home. The waitress, who has been on a zero hours contract during her three years at the club, is appealing against the decision. Read more: Waitress is sacked by exclusive Oxbridge club for trying to take a piece of lasagne home because she had no time to eat it during her lunch break

18:54

HATJ Update - Hold Your Horses, Don't Celebrate Just Yet "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

I suggest we read the fine print and attachments first if this is true at all. Much has been promised in the past, nothing came to fruition. I don't see them just rolling over and give in. Something feels off here, and I can't put my finger on it just yet.

18:53

Narrm / Melbourne, So-Called Australia: Paint-Bomb Attack Against Lord Mayor Robert Doyles Home "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Street Artists for Doyle Collective beautify the facade of Lord Mayors million dollar home, Narrm/Melbourne, so-called Australia

The Street artists for Doyle Collective, last night paid a visit to Narrm/ Melbournes  bloated, well-fed, shameless self-promoting, inherently conservative, human maggot, Lord Mayor, the Honorable Robert Doyle. Our intention was to send a message to Doyle and his wealthy politico-scum colleagues, that we have the ability to identify their homes and make their lives uncomfortable anytime we choose. Similarly, the rich who legislate against our friends and communities will be held accountable for their actions. (The political piggy, Doyle, was earlier this year visited at his home in a noise action against his proposed policy to further criminalise homeless people in Central Melbourne.) 

Our action involved throwing paint bombs at the facade of his million dollar home. We also distributed a fuck you letter addressed to Doyle, reading:

Dear Honorable Mayor Doyle, Patron of the Melbourne Street Art Community:

We were particularly inspired by...

18:53

Brexit: Downing Street responds to claims UK will pay a 36billion divorce bill David Icke latest headlines

Downing Street sources have played down reports that the UK is prepared to pay a divorce bill of up to 36bn to try and force progress in stalled Brexit talks. The figure amounting to some 40bn would be offered in a bid to push discussions on from withdrawal and towards a future trade deal, according to reports. Theresa May is expected to give a speech towards the end of the summer fleshing out details of any offer to Brussels, while a series of papers are expected in coming weeks on how the UK proposes to manage a transition. A Number 10 official told The Independent that reports the Government was preparing to offer the EU payments of 10bn every year for up to three years after Brexit were highly speculative and wrong. Read more: Brexit: Downing Street responds to claims UK will pay a 36billion divorce bill

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18:51

Sizzling Summer Gives Europe's South Taste of the Future "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Swathes of southern Europe sweltered Saturday in a heatwave that has claimed several lives, cost billions in crop damage and is, scientists warned, a foretaste of worse to follow in coming decades.

At least five deaths in Italy and Romania have been attributed to the extreme conditions since the heatwave set in around the start of August.

Unusually high, sometimes unprecedented temperatures, are being recorded across an area spanning much of Spain and Portugal, southern France, Italy, the Balkans and Hungary.

The mercury has regularly risen above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) across the affected areas, exacerbating the impact of an extended drought and the lingering impact of a July heatwave which sparked wildfires that claimed 60 lives in Portugal.

Hospital admissions have spiked 15-20 percent in Italy, where at least three people have died.

Italians longing for the beach have dubbed the hot spell "Lucifero", or Lucifer, after the biblical archangel said to have been condemned forever to the flames of hell.

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18:49

Doklam row: India reasonably sure China does not want war despite angry rhetoric For India, its an existential imperative. "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Rajat Pandit

 Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 10:24 AM IST

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  • A workable option is for both India and China to simultaneously withdraw their troops, according to sources.
  • Sources add if it does come down to a skirmish, the Army is well-poised with fully acclimatised troops.
  • At Doklam, around 300-350 troops from both sides continue to be ranged against each other as of now.

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NEW DELHI: Far away from the actual faceoff site at Doklam, where rival soldiers are close enough to literally smell each other in the rarefied air of the high-altitude region, the Indian security establishment is reasonably sure China will not risk a war or even a small-scale military operation despite all its belligerent rhetoric.

A face-saving workable option is for both India and China to simultaneously withdraw their troops from the Bhutanese territory of Doklam (called Dong Lang by China) near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction, said sources in the security establishment.

But, added the sources, if it does come down to a skirmish or battle, the Indian Army is well-poised with fully acclimatised troops and an enhanced border management posture to prevent any misadventure by the Peoples Liberation Army+ (PLA).

India has repeatedly stressed war is not a solution to the on-going over 50-day standoff, with foreign minister Sushma Swaraj last week telling Parliament+ that bilateral dialogue, patience and bhasha saiyam (language restraint) was the way forward to diffuse tensions.

Both countries do not want a conflict. A tactical operation by the Chinese border guards and PLA to construct a motorable road at Doklam (physically blocked by Indian soldiers on June 18) went awry, with the consequent strategic fall-out. Mutual troop pull-back or re-adjustment is the face-saver, said a source.

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18:49

British position papers on customs union and Northern Ireland imminent Politico website exclusive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Britain is about to show its hand in Brexit negotiations in plans that reveal the U.K. wants a smooth route out of the European Union.

The U.K. will seek a transitional customs agreement with the EU before moving to a new permanent relationship under plans sent to relevant members of Theresa Mays Cabinet for agreement before being published later this month, according to senior government officials.

The proposal  if it is agreed politically will be set out in an official position paper that has been penciled in for publication the week of August 14, an official familiar with the content of the paper said. A second position paper, outlining the governments long-awaited solution to the Northern Ireland border issue, which the U.K. considers bound up with its customs relationship with the EU, has been earmarked for publication the same week, officials said.

The position papers will form part of what officials described as a big push to counter a perception among the EU27 that the U.K. is underprepared for Brexit. They are the first of up to a dozen U.K. position papers to be published by the government over the next two months, ahead of the crucial October European Council summit, as set out to POLITICO in conversations with five senior U.K. government officials involved in the preparations for Brexit.

But while the EU is likely to welcome the emerging clarity in Londons position, senior U.K. aides said the government remains determined to hold back on resolving how much the U.K. must pay to settle what the EU sees as its financial liabilities, a move that is likely to infuriate Brussels.

The U.K. is also insistent that the Irish border question must be considered alongside future customs arrangements, something the EU wants to delay until its first three priorities are resolved.

Customs arrangements critical

While Britains future customs agreement with the EU is not on the agenda for this months Brexit talks, the U.K. believes the issue is inextricably linked to the Northern Ireland question, which Brussels has demanded progress on. By publishing the two documents together before the talks in Brussels, London hopes to persuade Barnier that the two cannot be dealt with separately.

Under the original plan drawn up in Whitehall, with input from No. 10 Downing Street, the position papers were set to be published in two tranches  one before the August talks in Brussels and the second before the next round in September.

However, the publication dates are now in flux, according to aides familiar with the discussions. Officials have even discussed publishing them al...

18:49

Samsung Head Jay Y. Lee Fights Back Tears As Prosecutors Push for 12-Year Jail Term "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea, April 7, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji/Files

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant.

Lee, the de facto leader of one of Asias largest conglomerates, has been in detention since February on trial for charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury, in a scandal that gripped the country for months and led to the ouster of former president Park Geun-hye.

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18:48

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Meet ISIS Latest Child Executioner "IndyWatch Feed War"

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This video is extremely graphic and we urge viewer discretion.

At Clarion we constantly discuss whether to post such videos. For now we believe the public must be made aware of the atrocities of ISIS and others. We hope these sickening images will lead you to call for action against these barbarians. If you want to help us challenge radical Islam, please get in touch.

 

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18:48

Can Cats and Dogs See Spirits? Science Confirms They Can See Frequencies We Cant David Icke latest headlines

It was recently brought to my attention that even mainstream science recognizes cats, dogs, and other animals can see frequencies humans cant. After reading about it a little bit, it makes sense scientifically in a separate way from spiritually. Its simple really: the scientific explanation is that cats and dogs can see UV light and a few other rays, which human retinas dont have the ability to see. It was previously believed that all mammals had similar eyes to humans, incapable of seeing UV rays, but scientific evidence suggests many mammals can. A study conducted a few years ago by biologists at City University London, UK provided evidence for this differential in sight between species. Read more: Can Cats and Dogs See Spirits? Science Confirms They Can See Frequencies We Cant

18:46

Israelis rally against corruption-tainted Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hundreds of Israelis have held a demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is embroiled in two corruption investigations.

18:45

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 leaked online "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Hit TV show "Game of Thrones" was hit by hackers at the end of last month, who claimed to have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO. And now an actual episode has leaked online too.

18:41

Former Facebook Exec Warns Society Will Collapse Within 30 Years As Robots Steal Half Of All Jobs David Icke latest headlines

Weve all seen the sci-fi classics where armies of robots are created with the intention of replacing menial tasks but ultimately gain consciousness, turn hostile and eradicate the human race. There, we just re-wrote the scripts of countless Hollywood hits in one sentence. And while a small fraction of doomsday preppers have labored under the assumption that a robot apocalypse or some other catastrophic event could wipe out the human race, the masses of civilization generally choose to go about their lives with the belief that mass disruption events are no more likely to occur than their favorite Disney fairytales. But, former Facebook executive Antonio Garcia Martinez, says the societal threat of technological advances are far more dire than anyone really understands. Martinez worked as a project manager for the social media giant in Silicon Valley but became terrified by the relentless march of technology. He reckons that machines will have taken half of humanitys jobs within 30 years, sparking revolt and armed conflict. So he quit his job, fled his home and now lives in woodland north of Seattle with a gun for protection. Read more: Former Facebook Exec Warns Society Will Collapse Within 30 Years As Robots Steal Half Of All Jobs

18:39

Depleted Uranium And The Iraq Wars Legacy Of Cancer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Depleted Uranium And The Iraq Wars Legacy Of Cancer Depleted uranium was used in Iraq warzone weaponry, and now kids are playing in contaminated fields and the spent weapons are being sold as scrap metal. An infant born with severe deformities in Fallujah Iraq, allegedly due to the heavy use of depleted uranium by US []

18:32

15 Harmful Ways Being Raised by a Narcissist Can Affect You "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you grew up in a home in which both parents or even just one parent was a narcissist chances are you have been affected by it in a lot of different ways. You may not even notice that these things relate back to your childhood but they do.

When you were growing up did your mother or father second guess you all the time or ruin happy moments with their own selfish behaviors? Things like that can have cause serious lasting issues in you as a person. When it comes to moving on from these things you first must recognize and address them. Below you will find a list of things that you may be going through and the reason that could be behind them.

1. You have an addiction of some kind whether it is alcohol, food, or even shopping

This could be because your parents in their behavior make you feel trapped or helpless.

2. You have trouble being able to understand your emotions

This could be because your parents minimized your feelings. They were more worried about themselves than you and you suffered because of it.

3. You are more sensitive around people who are bossy

This may be because when you were growing up your parents needed to be the ones that the world was revolving around and you never got the chance to be the one people were paying attention to.

4. You have trouble making decisions

Your parents always second guessed you and criticized your every move so now you do too.

5. You do not know how to process good things

This may relate back to your parents ruining all of the good times being obsessed with themselves. If something good happens your mind always goes straight into thinking about how this could get messed up.

6. You cannot handle confrontation

This could be because your parents always punished you for disagreeing with them even if you were not arguing, just simply speaking your mind and voicing your opinion.

7. You are a people pleaser

Your parents always guilted you into putting their needs above your own so now you do this without thinking in life. You want everyone to like you and you want people to want to be around you to make up for the way your parents treated you.

8. You have trouble letting people in

No one ever paid much attention to you at home...

18:30

One Euro Levy for every Cruise Traveler to Santorini to be imposed as of "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Each passenger visiting the island of Santorini on a cruise ship will have to pay as of March 2018 a one-euro levy, according to plans announced by the islands Port Authority. The one-euro charge will, according to Kathimerini daily, go into the modernization and upgrade of port and island infrastructure and safety with the aim

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18:30

How Successful People Make Decisions Differently "IndyWatch Feed World"

We make hundreds of big and small decisions every day. Many of these decisions are opportunities that can change your life, yet many of us dont know how to assess a decision to yield a good outcome, says Mike Whitaker, author of The Decision Makeover: An Intentional Approach To Living The Life You Want.

Decisions are forks in the road, he says. Life doesnt happen to us; we are an active participant. We get out of life what we choose.

More than just a choice in the moment, good decision-making takes discipline, says Whitaker. Most of us go about it the hard way, learning what not to do and creating wisdom going forward, he says. Successful people, however, approach decisions differently; they have a methodical way of looking at choices.

When you have a few tools, you can confidently navigate the right option each time, says Whitaker.

Know That All Decisions Are Not Created Equal

Successful people recognize that there are small, medium, and big decisions. Small decisions impact you for a day, such as what you wear and what you eat, says Whitaker. Medium decisions impact your life for a year or so, such as deciding to go back to school or take on a roommate. They affect your life, but they arent crash-and-burn moments.

Successful people dont spend a lot of mind share on small decisions. They have fun with them, says Whitaker. Youll make 150 small decisions a day. There is room to play with the consequences because theyre low.

Bigger decisions are made once or twice a year, and successful people use their goals to navigate to the right choice. Knowing your goals is key, and Whitaker says successful people have four strategies that help them clearly define what they want.

  1. They keep five prime goals and stay focused on them.
  2. They identify the top priority and give it favorable treatment when making decisions.
  3. They look for goal and decision overlap, treating this decision with more care.
  4. They appreciate momentum, identifying the benefits of continuing to move in the right direction.

Deal With Bad Decisions

We all make bad decisions, but successful people course correct more quickly, says Whitaker. Most people dont act; its painful, he says. When successful people have enough evidence that theyve made a bad decision, they dont look for more. Theyre willing to shut down a business, for example, and go in a different direction. They fail fast, move on, and then they dont talk abo......

18:30

Trivandrum Boy Turns to Rapping in Breakout US Indie Film "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Siddharth Dhananjay was studying philosophy and economics in a US college when his parody rap videos went viral, winning him a plum US movie role.

Danielle MacDonald as Patti and Siddharth Dhananjay as Jheri in <em>Patti Cake$</em>.

Danielle MacDonald as Patti and Siddharth Dhananjay as Jheri in Patti Cake$.

Siddharth Dhananjay stars alongside fellow newcomer Danielle Macdonald in the Sundance hit Patti Cake$  though how that came to be is a curious tale.

Born in Trivandrum, Dhananjay studied in India and Indonesia, and eventually made it to Grinnell, a liberal arts college in Iowa, in 2014.

Around that time, he started making parody rap videos with two of his friends for a college film festival and a friend posted them on the WorldstarHipHop website. Using the rap moniker Dhananjay the First, he dropped videos like Let Me Love You and Say My Name which went viral. The videos also piqued the interest of Patti Cake$ director Geremy Jasper.

People loved the spoof rap videos, so we were like Damn, okay, lets do this, lets keep doing a bunch of these, this is fun! Geremy randomly watched one the videos an...

18:30

Taslima Nasreen and the Imaginary Homeland of the Exiled "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

What does it mean to spend days, months, years an entire lifetime even in forced exile?

Taslima Nasreen's Bengali book. Credit: Twitter/Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreens Bengali book. Credit: Twitter/Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen is used to being turned away from airports. She is used to being bundled out of cities in the dead of night. More than two decades have passed since the Bangladeshi author has been living in exile, shunted from one country to another, one state to another. As we go about our daily routine, drawing comfort from our familiar surroundings, our shared culture and language, imagining what the life of forced exile could entail might be difficult for us. The impermanence inherent in a state of exile is perhaps like none other. That might be why an entire genre of literature has evolved around experiences of exile.

Nasreen yearns to return to Bangladesh the homeland she was forced to leave after her novel Lajja was published in 1993. The novel catapulted its author into the eye of a storm, with a fundamentalist group known as the Council of Islamic Soldiers declaring a bounty on her head. After staying undercover for two months, Nasreen made her escape to Sweden and then shuttled between the US and Europe for almost a decade. In 2005, she moved to India, only to be banished from here three years later.

The possibilities of the author escaping her present destiny appear slim. Till today, every government without exception, and regardless of political ideology, has cap...

18:30

Inside This Years Queercon Badge "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At this point, its not really correct to describe DEF CON as a single, gigantic conference for security, tech, and other hacky activities. DEF CON is more of a collection of groups hosting villages, get-togethers, meetups, and parties where like-minded individuals share their time, company, electronic war stories, and whiskey. One of the largest groups measured by the number of rideable, inflatable unicorns is Queercon, a conference within a conference dedicated to LGBT causes, a rager of a party, and a killer conference badge.

The Queercon badge is always a work of art, and this year is no exception. Last year, we took a look at an immaculate squid/cuttlefish badge, and a few years before that, the Queercon badge was a beautiful 3.5 floppy embedded with far too many RGB LEDs. This years Queercon badge was equally as amazing, quite literally pushing badgecraft into another dimension. The folks behind the Queercon badge just wrote up their postmortem on the badge, and its an excellent example of how to push PCBs into the space of human interaction.

The development of the 2017 Queercon badge had a really tough act to follow. Last years Blooper s...

18:29

Cancer Industry Profits By Nagalase Molecule Injected Into Humans Via Vaccines That Spurs Tumor Growth "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

NaturalNews| One of the worlds most lucrative industries, spending on cancer drugs reached an all-time high last year, as it was valued at more than $100 billion. Spending on cancer drugs increased 6.5 percent annually over the past five years and is expected to continue growing at a rate of 8 percent each year through 2018, according to figures provided by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

That spending is highly concentrated, as the US and five of Europes largest countries account for nearly two-thirds of the entire market.

This means that billions and billions of dollars are secured by Americans being diagnosed with cancer.

Thats one profitable industry; however, it could all be completely dismantled by one thing: A CURE.

As Mike Adams recently reported, A universal cancer cure would destroy the profitability of the highly lucrative cancer industry and collapse the American Cancer Society, hospitals, oncology clinics and pharmaceutical companies that depend on chemotherapy revenues to stay profitable.

This means that anyone moving closer to developing a cure for cancer would be considered an extreme threat to the medical establishment and likely stopped at any cost.

With that in mind, the mysterious deaths and disappearances of several natural health doctors throughout Florida is as suspicious as it is concerning.

If anyone was close to finding a universal cure for cancer and would ensure the public had access to it, it would likely be natural health doctors, or naturopaths, as theyre less likely to pres...

18:25

israels war on Palestines food supplies: Gazan Fishermen Come Under israeli Fire "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gazan Fishermen Come Under Israeli Fire Gazan fishermen suffered from decade-long siege, which limits their incursions to just six nautical miles. (Photo: via Maan) Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza Strip, forcing the fishermen to flee to the shore for safety. No injuries []

18:24

EMF take-down of America by Alien ET technology: How far has it gone? David Icke latest headlines

Despite vociferous official denials, it is now known that Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF) can entrain brain waves, cause electrical conduction irregularities in the heart function, cause sleep irregularities, migraines and cancer without doing any tissue heating. For many years it has been the official USG position that Electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) can only be harmful if tissue is heated. This has now been shown in numerous peer reviewed studies to be notably untrue, that in fact EMF can entrain brain waves and can disturb electrical conductance in the heart without heating tissue at all. I have written prior articles which described the sophisticated Globalist agenda to psychotronically oppress We The People using cell phones and cell phone towers, Wi-Fi, dirty electricity and other forms of EMF including custom targeting by ground stations and satellite. I also listed some countermeasures that are now being used to mitigate the effects. Read more: EMF take-down of America by Alien ET technology: How far has it gone?

18:23

Google censorship, Islamophobia and sexism "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A new search algorithm introduced by search engine Google in April under the guise of combating fake news has significantly reduced Google search traffic to left-wing and anti-war Internet sites.

It seems that to the Google bigwigs, being pro-peace is fake news; while Rupert Murdochs Faux News Fox News and Donald Trumps neo-fascist adviser Steve Bannons Breitbart News are supposedly legitimate news sources.

It is not the only problem with Google.

Already in 2007, Google favoured right-wing creationist pseudo science over science.

Google has an Islamophobia problem in its English language searches.

In a Dutch language Google search I did on Islam, among the top 10 results were Islamophobic extreme right conspiracy theorist E.J. Bron and an Islamophobic article in right-wing weekly Elsevier.

Google also has a sexism problem.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Google embarrassed: employee thinks men are preferable for tech top jobs

Today, 04:41

A memo by a Google employee abo...

18:22

World's Leading Hackers Explain Why You Don't Want Huge Tech Companies Controlling Everything in Your House David Icke latest headlines

Is the Internet of Things the next big productivity leap in modern times? Or is it, as it was commonly referred to at DEFCON 25, the Internet of Sh*t? William Sabin, who describes himself as an avid trader, is effusive in his enthusiasm for these new technological developments. In an article evaluating the prospects of General Electric he writes, The Internet of Things is the most exciting play and why I like GE as much as I doconnecting people, data and machines. But the security-conscious crowd at DEFCON 25 are not fans. The buzz word for these devices is smart, but what exactly is the Internet of Things? Joe Rozner, a software engineer and featured speaker at DEFCON 25, defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as everyday devices that are connected to the internet to add functionality. Read more: Worlds Leading Hackers Explain Why You Dont Want Huge Tech Companies Controlling Everything in Your House

18:21

Seymour Hersh Cracks RussiaGate as CIA-Planted Lie Revenge Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Eric Zuesse During the later portion of a phone-call, by the worlds greatest investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole fucking thing began, including who actually is behind the RussiaGate lies, and of why they are spreading these lies. In a youtube video upload-dated August 1st, he reveals from his inside FBI and Washington DC Police Department sources now, long before the Justice Departments Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be presenting his official findings to the nation that the charges that Russia had anything to do with the leaks from the DNC and Hillary Clintons campaign to Wikileaks, that those charges spread by the press, were a CIA-planted lie, and that what Wikileaks had gotten was only leaks (including at least from the murdered DNC-staffer Seth Rich), and were not from any outsider (including the Russians), but that Rich didnt get killed for that, but was instead shot in the back during a brutal robbery, which occurred in the high-crime DC neighborhood where he

18:18

NEWSFLASH ... SOME GREEN MPs HAVE ETHICS "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The news that Green MPs Kennedy Graham and David Clenden have quit the Party in protest over the Metiria Turei debacle was not expected.   Clearly their loyalty to their own consciences over-rode their loyalty to their Party.    They have taken a big leap up in my estimation.  

It's clear that Turei calls the shots in her party and that her co-leader, James Shaw, has poodle status with his only response to her demand to jump being 'how high'.

And watch the crap being dished out now to Graham and Clendon (the Party Whip) ... they were never part of Team Green; they were disaffected with their List placing .... and more to come.  So much for a Party that doesn't do personality politics ... or ethics 101.

I look forward to PM's defense of the indefensible.



18:18

International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Aug 7 2017 (IPS) Over the centuries, Indigenous peoples who have in-depth and locally rooted knowledge of the natural world , have been increasingly dispossessed of their lands, territories and resources and have lost control over their own way of life.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/228066757

Traditional indigenous lands and territories contain some 80 per cent of the planets biodiversity and indigenous peoples have a crucial role in managing natural resources.

One of the root causes of poverty and marginalization of indigenous peoples is loss of control over their traditional lands, territories and natural resources.

Worldwide, indigenous peoples account for 5 per cent of the population, but represent 15 per cent of those living in poverty. Too often, they pay a price for being different and face discrimination.

Enabling indigenous peoples to overcome poverty requires supporting their efforts to shape and direct their own destinies and managing development initiatives crafted with that goal in mind.

Their concept of poverty and development must reflect their own values, needs and priorities; they do not see poverty solely as the lack of income

Indigenous peoples have rich and ancient cultures and view their social, economic, environmental and spiritual systems as interdependent. Their traditional knowledge and understanding of ecosystem management are valuable contributions to the worlds heritage.

Indigenous languages are key to ensuring the continuation and transmission of the culture, customs and history that constitute the core parts of the heritage and identity of indigenous peoples.

It is estimated that there are between 6,000 and 7,000 oral languages in the world today. A great majority of these languages are spoken by indigenous peoples, and many (if not most) of them are in danger of becoming extinct. One indigenous language dies every two weeks.

There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples in over 70 countries around the world. There are more than 400 groups in Latin America alone, each with a distinct language and culture. The biggest concentration of indigenous peoples, an estimated 70 per cent, live in Asia and the...

18:17

25,000 acres burned down as wildfire rages on Kythira for the fourth day "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

More than 25,000 acres of forest, low vegetation and agricultural land have been burned down as the wildfire rages on the island of Kythira for the fourth consecutive day. Olive groves, bee stocks, and livestock turned into ashes. According to latest reports on Monday morning, the fire front is on the South-West part of Kythira.

The post 25,000 acres burned down as wildfire rages on Kythira for the fourth day appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

18:15

Endangering a Landmark Nuclear Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Official Washingtons political game of heightening tensions with nuclear-armed Russia to get better control of President Trump could destroy a landmark nuclear arms control treaty, as Jonathan Marshall explains.

18:14

How Good Food And Strong Social Ties Will Save Society David Icke latest headlines

Good food plus interesting people is a recipe for happiness. As humans evolved, we lived in tight-knit self-sufficient communities. Nomadic hunter-gatherers spent their time foraging, hunting, eating, and playing together. Its tempting to romanticize those days, but they came with some pretty harsh realities. As stressful and lonely as the modern world can be, countless technological benefits have made our lives longer and healthier. Yet automation and technology have become an end in themselves, rather than a means to live a better life. It is at this juncture that society would do well to examine where we came from, and where we are. There is no reason we cant meld the philosophies of our ancestors and our modern world. We can keep the prosperity and reconnect with our roots. Bad food and social isolation are actually quite related to the industrial age. One of the saddest images I can conjure is someone eating a microwave dinner in front of the TV alone. Read more: How Good Food And Strong Social Ties Will Save Society

18:13

Vietnam Floods Claim 26 Lives, Cause Damage Estimated at $41 Million "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A Vietnamese national flag is seen at the Flag Tower of Hanoi in Hanoi, November 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kham

A Vietnamese national flag is seen at the Flag Tower of Hanoi in Hanoi, November 13, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Kham

Hanoi: Floods in northern Vietnam have killed 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes over the past week, causing damage estimated at more than 940 billion dong ($41 million), the governments disaster agency said on Monday.

Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage to roads from floods and landslides, the agency said in a report.

Flooding has crippled four provinces, damaging water systems and farms, where rice and fruit are grown, it added, with about 200 homes destroyed and 400 more affected.

We are fixing roads, water systems and other infrastructure to make sure people can resettle, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said in the report.

(Reuters)

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18:13

Re: Cve issue discussion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on Aug 07



Hi.

Since you mentioned some issues reported by me, let me answer directly.
For the first, it is an undefined behavior, so actually you don't see the
crash.
Nowadays, the undefined behavior issues do not get anymore a CVE.

For the second, ASAN reports that the program want to use more that 64GB of
ram to execute the process so ASAN hangs the process. In this case is up to
the maintainer check whether there is a problem in the code or...

18:13

Gunmen Kills 11 and Injures 18 in Nigerian Church "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The attack happened at the St Philips Catholic church in Ozubulu. Credit: Reuters

Abuja: Gunmen killed 11 people and wounded 18 others in a church in southeastern Nigeria on Sunday in an attack arising from a feud between members of the local community, officials said.

However, police believe that a man the gunmen were hunting for was not present in the church and so escaped the attack.

The attackers struck the church in Ozubulu early in the morning, said Garba Umar, head of police in Anambra state.

They were believed to have been trying to kill a local man, who was not identified by the authorities.

The gunmen came thinking that their target was in the church but incidentally he was not, Umar said, adding that the violence may be linked to drug-trafficking.

No arrests have been made, he said.

Nigerias southeast is predominantly Christian and the attack is a rare act of violence at a church.

Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano said the attack stemmed from a feud between members of the local community who were living outside Nigeria.

We are not going to relent until we bring those that perpetrated this heinous crime to book, he said.

Nigeria is wracked by insecurity, with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram having killed more than 20,000 people since 2009, sparking one of the worlds largest humanitarian crises.

Ethnically-charged violence is common throughout the central states and militancy is a constant threat in the oil-rich southeast.

(Reuters) 

The post...

18:12

Attackers Kill As Many As 50 Villagers in Northern Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Kabul: Insurgents attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials said on Sunday.

Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the fighters, who included foreign militants, attacked a security outpost in the Mirza Olang area of Sayaad district overnight, torching 30 houses.

He said fighting was still going on but as many as 50 people, including children, women and elderly men, most of them members of the largely Shiite Hazara community, may have been killed, according to local village elders.

They were killed in a brutal, inhumane way, he said. Seven members of the Afghan security forces were also killed as well as a number of insurgents.

Many details of the attack, including the iden...

18:11

Plastic Patch Bigger Than Mexico Just Discovered In The PacificHumans Now Eating Plastic In Their Salt David Icke latest headlines

In January 2016 we reported on a scientific analysis finding that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Right now, one garbage truck of plastic is being dumped into the ocean every minute. This disturbing reality is underscored by the recent discovery of another giant patch of plasticbigger than Mexicofloating in the South Pacific Sea. It was discovered by Captain Charles Moore, who found the North Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997. A team of scientists has confirmed the existence of another ocean garbage patch, this time in a remote area of the South Pacific. Unlike the famous patch in the northern Pacific Ocean, which has long been one of the worlds most recognizable symbols of pollution, the new patch is in an area that had previously been largely unstudied. Read more: Plastic Patch Bigger Than Mexico Just Discovered In The PacificHumans Now Eating Plastic In Their Salt

18:03

Third Dubai Fire in Days Forces Evacuation of Hotel "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

DUBAI A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United Arab Emirates tourism and trade hub in less than a week.

Several fire engines and an ambulance were deployed at the Movenpick hotel near the Marina district as scores of people gathered outside.

Image result for Movenpick hotel, photos, dubai

A video of the hotel posted on social media showed thin clouds of smoke wafting around a lower floor.

The hotel said on its official Twitter account that the fire was swiftly brought under control and guests and staff were safely evacuated.

Civil defense workers gave the all-clear for people to return inside and there were no reports of injuries.

A blaze shot up the side of a nearby residential tower on Friday, and local media reported that a smaller fire was quickly put out at a neighboring building on Sunday. No injuries were reported in either of those fires.

The series of fires in tall buildings in the UAE has revived questions about the safety of cladding materials used in the Gulf region and beyond.

(Reporting By Sylvia Westall; Writing by Noah Browning; editing by John Stonestreet)

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18:02

Googles back to school promo gives students a free Daydream View with a Pixel purchase "IndyWatch Feed World"

If youre looking for some gadgets to grab before you go back to school you may want to head over to the Google store, where you can get a Pixel smartphone for a whopping $200 off, plus grab that free Daydream View VR headset with it.

18:02

Scientists conclude the '97% consensus' climate change hoax is backfiring, and they are really, really concerned that the public hasnt swallowed the lie David Icke latest headlines

If youve ever debated climate change with a leftist or an environmentalist, chances are youve heard the one talking point that is repeated more than all the others: That 97 percent of scientists agree that human activity is playing a significant role in the warming of our planet. While the left routinely uses this talking point to bolster their argument and make it sound as though they are more in touch with the scientific community than their political counterpart, the reality is that this 97 percent figure has been debunked time and time again. According to an expert commentary published last month in Environmental Communication, climate change campaigns that focus on convincing people that there is a scientific consensus on the issue are likely to backfire. Maybe now the left will rethink their strategy and actually look at the facts, rather than continuously spread the myth that 97 percent of scientists agree on the impact of man-made climate change. The six authors of the commentary note that the messaging strategy has generated much confusion over whether or not consensus extends to the various effects of climate change such as extreme weather or rising sea levels. Instead of ending the debate on climate change, the repeated talking point that 97 percent of climate scientists agree has only lead to more debate and more division on the matter, not less. Read more: Scientists conclude the 97% consensus climate change hoax is backfiring, and they are really, really concerned that the public hasnt swallowed the lie

18:02

Iran papers slam MP 'selfies of humiliation' with EU diplomat "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

MPs have been denounced on social media for their 'selfies of shame'

18:01

"The Cost of a Free Lunch" "IndyWatch Feed National"

"The Cost of a Free Lunch"
by David Cain

"Last Summer, out of morbid curiosity, my friend Hlne and I attended a motivational seminar at our local convention center. She had obtained free tickets by clicking, against every fibre of her being, on a gaudy Facebook ad. Hlne is, among other things, a reformed workaholic and rat-race escapee, who now writes about living life strictly on your own terms. With a background in marketing, she was curious where such a smarmy ad might ultimately lead those who click on it - and who those clickers are. Both of those questions were answered for us, during the terrible and fascinating experience that followed a few weeks later.

Theres something to be said for inserting yourself into an environment that all of your natural impulses would have you avoid. You learn so much when youre outside your normal channels. The experience was a gold mine of insights for people like Hlne and me, who chronicle the human condition professionally. 

There were six or eight speakers on the ticket, one of which was billed as The Worlds Number One Motivational Spea...

18:01

Myanmar Rejects Report of Human Rights Violations Against Rohingya "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar May 3, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

A woman walks among debris after fire destroyed shelters at a camp for internally displaced Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine State near Sittwe, Myanmar May 3, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun

Yangon: Myanmar, on Sunday, rejected allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last...

18:00

After GST, Kashmirs Ailing Handicrafts Sector Hangs by a Thread "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Most parts and processes of the industry were largely tax exempt under previous regimes. Stakeholders believe that the transition to GST, which comes with high rates, will severely impact an already struggling sector.

Man weaving threads in Kashmir. Credit: Reuters/Anjali Rao Koppala

Man weaving threads in Kashmir. Credit: Reuters/Anjali Rao Koppala

Srinagar: On a hot Thursday afternoon, Ali Muhammad Ganie, a frail 75-year-old carpet weaver from Sumbal area of northern Kashmir, holds an anti-GST protest banner in his hands that reads Dont kill us by snatching our livelihood.

Ganie had come all the way from his village to participate in the sit-in protest held in the city centre of Lal Chowk against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.  

Like Ganie, hundreds of artisans, traders, manufacturers, exporters and raw material suppliers had gathered in a city park to protest for several hours against GST. The stakeholders of the handicrafts industry in the valley have now given a deadline of two weeks for the state government to roll back GST and have threatened to intensify stir if their demands are not fulfilled.

Ganie, who has been a carpet weaver for four decades, said that GST will kill...

18:00

Assam CM Urged to Provide Support to Slain Muslim Student Leaders Family "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Lafiqul Islam Ahmed, president of a minority students body and a critic of the states BJP-led government, was shot dead on August 1.

Lafiqul Islam Ahmed. Credit: Facebook

Lafiqul Islam Ahmed. Credit: Facebook

New Delhi: Civil society members in Assam have written an open letter to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urging him to provide long-term support to the family of well-known minority students leader Lafiqul Islam Ahmed, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Kokrajhar district on August 1.

A young student leader and president of the All Bodoland Minority Students Union (ABMSU), Ahmeds death caused a huge uproar in the state across all communities.

The letter, signed by 44 people from different walks of life, appreciated the Sonowal governments prompt decision to constitute a special investigation team to probe the murder and to urge the central government for a CBI probe. The letter, however, also stated that the government could provide long-term support to Ahmeds family by securing his younger brother with a permanent employment opportunity. This would go a long way not only in sho...

17:59

At last some morality from the Greens.Well almost!! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When Adam first glimpsed the breaking news re the Greens he thought Turei had gone. Yet what transpired is that 2 and only 2 Green MPs have found some self -respect sfter some 3 weeks and announced thay are standing down. Kennedy Graham and David Clendon said, apparently, that either Turei went or they did.

Much to the shame of the Greens they let Graham and Clendon go.

Therefore one must conclude that the Greens all support the concept of committing crimes, especially ones that involve ripping off the taxpayer.

All Green MPs and Green List members should be contacted by email and informed that this stance is a moral outrage. Furhermore what has this got to do with bettering the environment. They are deep, deep, red just like Venezuela and as morally corrupt as Maduro and his thug cronies.


17:57

Scientists admit they really have no idea what 75% of human genetic code is actually used for David Icke latest headlines

A new study has found that three-fourths of the human genome is non-functional or junk DNA, which might mean it doesnt do anything or it could just mean that scientists have no idea what it is used for yet. They do know, however, what it doesnt do: These garbled sequences of nucleotides do not encode the proteins responsible for our bodies chemical reactions. In the 1950s, it was widely assumed that most DNA coded for proteins, but over the years it has become clear that only a portion of a genome is responsible for encoding functional proteins. The term junk DNA was first used in 1972 to refer to DNA that has no known function. University of Houston researchers, led by Dan Graur, used mathematical calculations to determine that only somewhere between 10 and 25 percent of our DNA is functional. They made their calculations using the deleterious mutation rate, which is the rate of harmful mutations, along with the replacement fertility rate. The study was published in Genome Biology and Evolution. Read more: Scientists admit they really have no idea what 75% of human genetic code is actually used for Scientists realise they were wrong about junk DNA

17:56

British family shot at in Brazil "IndyWatch Feed War"

A couple and their three children are attacked after they take a wrong turn at a resort about 90 miles from Rio de Janeiro.

06:07, UK, Monday 07 August 2017

SKY NEWS

Image may contain: sky, mountain, outdoor, nature and waterImage: The Angra dos Reis coastal area is a popular tourist destination about 90 miles from Rio

By Damien Pearse, News Reporter

A British mother has been shot in front of her three children while holidaying in Brazil.

The woman and her family were travelling in Angra dos Reis, a coastal resort, about 90 miles from Rio de Janeiro, when they were attacked.

Brazilian police said a group approached the familys car on Sunday and apparently told them to get out and then opened fire.

Brazils O Globo newspaper said the family had gone into a deprived area to search for water.

They were attacked when they failed to understand instructions to leave the area.

The mother was shot twice in the stomach, the paper said, and is undergoing surgery. Her husband and children were not injured.

Police did not give the womans condition, though it is not believed to be life-threatening.

The Foreign Office said it is in touch with local authorities in Rio de Janeiro following reports of a British national being shot near the city.

Tourists in Brazil have occasionally been attacked when they accidentally stray into slums, which are often controlled by criminal gangs.

http://news.sky.com/story/british-family-shot-at-near-rio-in-brazil-woman-injured-10977615

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17:55

Globalisation and US Labor Markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What policies will those who were elected on a promise of turning the tide of globalization away implement, and what are their prospects for success?

17:53

U.S. Government Playing Politics with the Worlds Future "IndyWatch Feed War"

Playing Politics with the Worlds Future The strategy of neutering President Trump in his dealings with Russia and his administrations own ignorance about complex Mideast issues are combining to create grave dangers, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Finally the U.S. Congress has produced a piece of legislation. And it []

17:53

EU Commission Wants UK Payments Till 2020 Despite Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Flags are arranged at the EU Commission headquarters ahead of a first full round of talks on Brexit, Britains divorce terms from the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman

Berlin: Britain will have to keep making payments for long-term programmes to the EU until at least 2020, even after it leaves the bloc in 2019, EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger told Germanys Bild newspaper.

Oettinger said Britain was obligated to honour commitments it had made to long-term programmes before...

17:51

[SECURITY] [DSA 3927-1] linux security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Aug 07

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3927-1 security () debian org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
August 07, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : linux
CVE ID : CVE-2017-7346 CVE-2017-7482...

17:50

ASEAN Ends Impasse and Urges Non-Militarisation in South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (6-L) joins foreign ministers and representatives of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the ASEAN-Japan Ministerial Meeting of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings in Manila, Philippines August 6, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Rolex Dela Pena

Manila: ...

17:50

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"




Toxins That Destroy Your Thyroid Gland and 1 Incredibly Healthy Drink to Heal it!

17:48

FixedIt: Adult men cannot have a sexual relationship with a six year old child "IndyWatch Feed National"

Im trying to work out why this is so difficult to understand, and Im coming up blank.

News Mails report on the confession of a child rapist is incomprehensible.

A man in his 30s cannot be in a sexual relationship with a six year old child. She was a CHILD she was raped and abused, she was not in a sexual relationship.

It is not sexual activity its rape, its child abuse, its sexual abuse, it is a crime and it must be described for what it is abhorrent, abusive, traumatic and criminal.

Here are the reasons this matters, in every case, with every headline.

The victim impact statements from child abuse trials are harrowing, a testament to the lifelong injuries suffered by people who were sexually abused as children. They are the litany of drug addition, alcohol dependence, gambling problems, depression, crippling anxiety, relationship breakdowns, suicidal thoughts, shame, self-hatred, mistrust of others and long term emotional damage so common in survivors of child sexual abuse. Children who have been abused are also significantly more likely to suffer further abuse, both as children and as adults.

The effects of sexual abuse of children then lead to the cycle of horror where victims become unreliable witnesses to their own abuse.

When the media, as it so persistently does, labels sexual abuse of children as child sex, we are weakening the public understanding of the extent and effect of such abuse. This has serious effects. A study conducted for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that juries who have a better understanding of the facts of child sexual abuse are less likely to make mistakes in their assessment of evidence given in court.

Children cannot have sex...

17:46

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



6 Ways To Detox Fluoride A Known Neurotoxin From Your Body

17:46

Beating Chinas Fake-Food Scourge "IndyWatch Feed War"

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August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT

A bowl of ice cream on a hot day in Shanghai gave American Mitchell Weinberg the worst bout of food poisoning he can recall. It also inspired the then-trade consultant to set up Inscatech  a global network of food spies.

In demand by multinational retailers and food producers, Inscatech and its agents scour supply chains around the world hunting for evidence of food industry fraud and malpractice. In the eight years since he founded the New York-based firm, Weinberg, 52, says China continues to be a key growth area for fraudsters as well as those developing technologies trying to counter them.

Statistically were uncovering fraud about 70 percent of the time, but in China its very close to 100 percent, he said. Its pervasive, its across food groups, and its anything you can possibly imagine.

Police inspect illegal cooking oil, or gutter oil, seized during a crackdown in Beijing in Aug. 2010.

Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

While adulteration has been a bugbear of consumers since prehistoric wine was first diluted with saltwater, scandals in China over the past decade  from melamine-laced baby formula, to rat-meat dressed as lamb  have seen the planets largest food-producing and consuming nation become a hotbed of corrupted, counterfeit, and contaminated food.

Weinbergs company is developing molecular markers and genetic fingerprints to help authenticate natural products and sort genuine foodstuffs from the fakes. Another approach companies are pursuing uses digital technology to track and record the provenance of food from farm to plate.

Consumers want to know where products are from, said Shaun Re...

17:46

Democrats Pushing the Compete Word to Justify Doubling Down on Failed, Middle-Class Destroying Neoliberal Policies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Democrats are now telling voters they only need to compete better...and offer policies that have repeatedly failed to "help".

17:45

Syria Investigator Quits, Citing Lack of Support From UN Security Council "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arabic Republic co-commissioner Carla del Ponte speaks during a news conference at the UN's European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Pierre Albouy

UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arabic Republic co-commissioner Carla del Ponte speaks during a news conference at the UNs European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Pierre Albouy

Geneva: A member of t...

17:45

Brits will soon gain the right to have their online history deleted "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.K.s digital minister, Matt Hancock, announced on Monday that citizens there will soon be able to ask Facebook and other tech companies to completely erase any history of their actions online, Reuters reports. The new rules will go into effect by the time the U.K. leaves the EU and are meant to match the EUs right to be forgotten general data protection regulation (GDPR), which goes into law in 2018. The new laws will also mean that online companies will have to explicitly ask people for their permission to collect their online data instead of just asking them to check a box that they agree to the sites terms.

17:44

Creator of the Ebury botnet sentenced to 46 months in jail "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

US authorities sentenced a Russian man to 46 months in prison and accused him of operating an Ebury botnet composed of tens of thousands of servers.

US authorities sentenced a Russian man to 46 months in prison and accused him of infecting tens of thousands of servers worldwide with a Linux malware to generate millions in fraudulent payments.
The man, Maxim Senakh (41), of Velikii Novgorod, was arrested by Finnish police in August 2015. He was arrested for his role in the development and diffusion of the Ebury Linux botnet.

A Russian citizen was sentenced today for his participation in a criminal enterprise that installed and exploited malicious computer software (malware) on tens of thousands of computer servers throughout the world to generate millions of dollars in fraudulent payments. reads the press release issued by the DoJ.

Finnish authorities extradited him to the United States in February 2016 to face charges, the man pleaded guilty in March.

The Ebury Linux Trojan is an SSH backdoor that has been circulating since 2011, it allows attackers to gain full control on the infected systems.

Experts estimated that the Ebury botnet was composed of thousands of compromised Linux systems, it was able to send over 35 million spam messages and redirecting more than 500,000 online visitors to exploit kits every day.

Ebury botnet

Senakh and his co-conspirators leveraged the Ebury botnet to generate and redirect internet traffic to commit advertising click frauds and power spam campaigns.

Working within a massive criminal enterprise, Maxim Senakh helped create a sophisticated infrastructure that victimized thousands of Internet users across the world, continues the DoJ. 

As society becomes more reliant on computers, cyber criminals...

17:43

The Conspicuously Controversial Case Of Fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Conspicuously Controversial Case Of Fluoride
Were you aware that fluoride is the subject of considerable scientific controversy with regard to its medicinal applications?
Have you ever heard of an outfit calling themselves the Fluoride Action Network (FAN)?
Did you know that this country is in the diminishing minority of those choosing to subject their citizens to the neurotoxic molecule?
How do you feel about being systematically dosed with the neurotoxin without your consent?

When I was a university student, I recall being intuitively curious about how this tiniest halogen, having the greatest degree of electronegativity, might have any potential health benefit. Electronegativity refers to the relative tendency of a molecule to attract electrons.

The government initiated the widespread introduction of fluoride to the masses in 1945, by mandating its inclusion in municipal drinking water; municipalities began poisoning their populations by fluoridating the water. What else happened in 1945? That was the year that USA dropped atomic atrocities on Japan. Soon thereafter, adding tiny atomic atrocities to drinking water supplies was a calculatedly covert conspiracy. I wonder about the coincidental timing of the commencement of the fluoridation program, as well as the subsequent development of another fluoride delivery vector, toothpaste. By now, I dont exactly suspect there was much of a coincidental happenstance at all.


If you would, please take a quick peek at your toothpaste labeling, youll notice a dire warning; it wont take too long to find the alerting words, CONTACT POISON CONTROL.

They are aware that its poisonous, yet they keep ramming it down our throats, and letting it leach into our blood due to its tiny molecular structure.

Fluoride has various industrial uses, such as with aluminum smelting, Fluoride has only one biological use: poison. The FAN is working hard to help curb the practice of governments medicating nonconsenting citizens. I...

17:41

Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe David Icke latest headlines

American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression, was the Washington Post headline some 53 years ago, on August 5, 1964. The front page of that days New York Times reported: President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin. Of course, as historians now acknowledge, there was no second attack by North Vietnamno renewed attacks against American destroyers. But as activist, author and FAIR associate Norman Solomon has described, including in the film War Made Easy, US journalists reported those official claims as absolute truths, ignoring countervailing evidence and opening the floodgates for the bloody Vietnam War and the deaths of over 50,000 Americans and millions of Southeast Asians. Read more: Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe

17:41

More U.S. interference in foreign elections "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kenya Deports US Expert Who Was Supporting Opposition Candidate Days Before Election Kenya deports US expert who was supporting opposition candidate days before election US Embassy in Kenya says that an American and Canadian are safe and departing the country A US-based campaign data company has said that its CEO faces deportation from Kenya after working on []

17:41

Re: [oss-security] [CVE-2017-7533] kernel: inotify: a race between inotify_handle_event() and sys_rename() "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Brad Spengler on Aug 07

This bothers me, and since nobody else has bothered to ask, I'll chime in:
Can someone please clear up this timeline for me?

We have:
(nearly a month ago) 7/7/2017 Silent upstream fix for vulnerability, no
stable cc, no backports performed, no distro fixes.

Possibly before this, possibly after (please clarify) there is some
academic research regarding the vulnerability. Did these researchers
report the vulnerability to security ()...

17:38

Only The Strongest People Struggle with Anxiety Because of These 5 Personality Traits "IndyWatch Feed World"

When we think of someone struggling with anxiety the last word that comes to mind is strong. Strength is something we associate more with those who are on top of things and never show weakness, right?

That being said people suffering from anxiety are extremely strong probably even more so than people who do not deal with it. Life is hard enough as it is and yet people dealing with anxiety are having to deal with fight or flight 24/7 on top of everything else. This battle is hard to deal with and people who suffer from anxiety generally feel as if they are literally going to war with themselves on the inside.

People with anxiety are able to still function properly all the while fighting tooth and nail on the inside. Even the easiest tasks can be almost impossible and yet most manage to still get them done. If you have anxiety or know someone who does the list below may be something you need to read.

These 5 personality traits are present in all who are suffering from anxiety and are all something to be proud of:

1. Preparedness

The person who is dealing with anxiety is always ready for anything. They have planned out each and every possible scenario in their own minds and if something can go wrong they have already planned a solution for it.

2. Compassionate

The person going through life walking on egg shells is far more compassionate for the people in their lives. They are tolerant and forgiving in ways that other people find hard to achieve.

3. Bravery

Whether the person dealing with anxiety realizes it or not he or she is very brave. This person did not choose to have anxiety and yet is working each and every day to live a better life with it. It takes a special kind of bravery to be able to do that.

4. Toughness

The person dealing with anxiety is tough, far tougher than they are given credit for. Everything affects them at least ten times worse than it would people with anxiety and yet they are still here, they do not give up.

5. Honesty

The person dealing with anxiety is often far more honest than most as well. He or she will not lie to get further in life because they build their lives surrounding truth. They know how it feels to be lied to or let down and would not do that to another person.

While you may not want to have anxiety it is in some cases a good thing. Everyone needs anxiety to an extent. This foresight is a special gift though on your more fragile days it may be crippling it is something that makes you all...

17:38

Venezuelas Constituent Assembly Inaugurated | Stephen Lendman "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Thursday, anti-Bolivarian Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diazs attempt to halt the swearing in of the democratically elected 545-seat body failed. A court order she sought was denied based on phony claims of unconstitutionality and voter fraud. She lied claiming (t)he country is headed toward dictatorship. Its the hemispheres model democracy, struggling in the Continue reading Venezuelas Constituent Assembly Inaugurated | Stephen Lendman

17:37

Militants brutally kill up to 50 civilians in Shia Afghan village: Reports David Icke latest headlines

Militants have massacred dozens of civilians, mostly Shia Hazaras, in a brutal, inhumane way after attacking a village in a remote area of Afghanistans northern province of Sar-e Pul, officials and locals say. The militants, whose identity were not immediately known, raided a security outpost in the Mirzawalang area of Sayaad District in Sar-e Pul overnight Sunday, said Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Amani said the assailants were a mixed group of Taliban and Takfiri Daesh militants, and that there were foreign nationals among them. During the raid, the militants set fire to several mosques, torched at least 30 houses, beheaded a number of villagers and shot dozens of others dead, other officials said. The carnage occurred in the provinces predominately Shia village of Mirzawalang after insurgents captured it on Saturday, said Sar-e Pul Governor Mohammad Zaher Wahdat. Read more: Militants brutally kill up to 50 civilians in Shia Afghan village: Reports

17:36

Cryptocurrencies Show Just How Nuts Things Have Gotten "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The market capitalization of Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency, has soared 88% in a week, from $8.4 billion, when I pooh-poohed it on May 15, to $15.8 billion at the moment. Today, the price of the token jumped 15% to $172.26, as Im writing this. It has skyrocketed 2,000% from January 1 when it was []

17:35

The Press Does Not Have Any Exclusive Right to Criticise Citizens, Rules Court "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The court also directed the managing editor of a magazine named Mercantile Samachar to pay Rs 30,000 in symbolic damages to a man who alleges that he was defamed by the publication.

Credit: Reuters/Steve Dipaola

Credit: Reuters/Steve Dipaola

New Delhi: The press does not have any exclusive right or special privilege to comment, criticise or make imputations or allegations which are sufficient to ruin a citizens reputation, a Delhi court has said. Further, journalists do not have greater freedom than others, the court said, reminding journalists that they have to be more responsible as they have power to disseminate information.

The courts order came as it restrained the managing editor of a magazine, Mercantile Samachar, from publishing any libellous articles against a man who has alleged that he was defamed. It also directed the magazine editor and another person to pay Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively to the man as symbolic damages.

Further, journalists are in no better position than any other person. The press does not enjoy any exclusive rights under our constitution, apart from those enjoyed by a citizen as a concomitant of the freedom of speech and rights against unlawful deprivation of life and liberty guaranteed under Articles 19 and 21 of the constitution, additional district judge Raj Kapoor said.

The court said the press enjoys no special privileges to comment, criticise or even to investigate the facts of any case and rights of press persons are not higher than that of the common man.

In fact the responsibilities of a journalist are higher. The comm...

17:35

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

By ICAN*

On 6 and 9 August, the world will commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This comes at a moment when a majority of governments around the world are preparing to sign the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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The use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed civilians and military personnel indiscriminately and highlighted the terrible inhumane consequences for survivors.

Governments around the world have for this reason adopted a new treaty making nuclear weapons illegal under international law.

As a schoolgirl, I witnessed my city of Hiroshima blinded by the flash, flattened by the hurricane-like blast, burned in the heat of 4000 degrees Celsius and contaminated by the radiation of one atomic bomb.

These weapons have always...

17:34

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP | In Vietnams Yen Bai province floods tore through villages on Thursday night, carrying with them large boulders from mountains

HANOI (AFP)  Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnams mountainous north, authorities said Monday.Since the start of August, flash floods have caused widespread destruction in the provinces of Dien Bien, Yen Bai, Son La, Cao Bang and Lai Chau, the Hanoi-based disaster control office said in a statement.

Twenty-six people are dead, 15 missing and 27 others were injured, it said.

According to witnesses in Yen Bai province, floods tore through villages on Thursday night, carrying with them large boulders from the mountains.

I told my wife, children and grandchildren to rush out to the side of the hill, resident Pham Xuan Thanh told online newspaper Phap Luat.

In a very short time, dozens of houses in our village were washed away.

State media ran pictures of villages swamped by mud.

Throughout the northwestern area more than 650 houses were destroyed and damaged, hundreds of hectares of crops lost and roads broken, authorities said.

Around 235 people were reported dead and missing last year due to flooding and bad weather in Vietnam. Authorities estimated the losses at $1.7 billion.

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17:33

India accuses Pakistan-based group for assault on Hindu pilgrims David Icke latest headlines

Indian police blamed a Pakistan-based militant group on Sunday for last months killing of eight Hindu pilgrims in the disputed Himalayan valley of Kashmir. Inspector General of Police Muneer Ahmed Khan told reporters in Anantnag district in Indian-controlled Kashmir that a probe had concluded that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Kashmiri accomplices were behind the July 10 attack. Lashkar was involved and the accused have been identified, Khan said, adding, Once the investigation was started it was revealed that a Pakistani militant of Lashkar along with two other militants and one local Kashmiri Lashkar militant carried out the attack. Elsewhere in his remarks, the police official said the militants had carefully plotted to attack any police or tourist vehicle that crossed their path on the evening of the assault. They had kept separate code words for tourist and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) vehicles It was purely an act of terrorism carried out with an aim to spread fear. Read more: India accuses Pakistan-based group for assault on Hindu pilgrims

17:33

Illegal US Airstrike Kills 43 Civilians in Syrias Raqqa "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Airstrike Kills 43 Civilians in Syrias Raqqa Strikes Damaged Electricity Generator at the Hospital New reports out of the ISIS capital city of Raqqa say US airstrikes hit a number of residential districts in the city over the course of Saturday, killing at least 43 civilians and wounding an unknown, but substantial number of []

17:30

Cultural Differences: American Weddings "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Day three of our US adventure was my cousins wedding. This was the main reason we came, so we were excited and curious to see how this one differed from the Irish and Romanian ones we attended recently.

First big difference: all the guests are invited to the ceremony, not just the close family and friends, and it is very coordinated.

As my cousin is Catholic, the wedding ceremony was a full on mass, my first one in over 15 years. We were seated in the front and thus were very self conscious about the fact that we had no idea about what we were supposed to say, when we were supposed to sit and stand, and that we had no intention of taking communion and drinking from the same cup as everyone else. We also held up the exit considerably because we didnt know that the people sitting behind us in the pews couldnt leave until we did. Oh well.

The reception was immediately afterwards, and it was just like the weddings you see in American movies. There was a choreographed entrance of the bride and groom, a sit down dinner and speeches. By the time that we got to the partying, we had and hour and a half left until the end.

All in all, the party was fun but a lot tamer than the other weddings that we have attended. It all ended rather abruptly and we said our goodbyes as we were scheduled to leave the next day for our road trip.

And so, in a flash, my baby cousin is now a married woman, and my boyfriend and I got another taste of yet another very different kind of wedding. I was a little sad to leave so soon, but we had a road trip to get started.

TBC

17:30

Is Foxconn a fantasy? The high cost of bringing manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Who are the real winners of Foxconn's investment in Wisconsin?

Prachatai/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Last week, President Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Foxconn an electronics manufacturing company owned by a wealthy Taiwanese tycoon announced plans to build a factory in the United States to produce LCD screens. Trump lauded this as a victory in his stated quest to bring manufacturing jobs to the United States. But the reality may be something different. 

If the name Foxconn rings a bell, you may be remembering the epidemic of suicides that horrified the world at the so-called Foxconn City industrial park in Shenzhen, China. In 2010, 18 employees attempted suicide, and 14 died as a result of those attempts. Many reports attribute this rash of suicides which continued through 2016 to the harsh working conditions workers endured in the factories, with forced overtime and unrealistic production quotas.

Foxconns track record in the United States doesnt necessarily inspire confidence. In 2013, Foxconn publicly announced they intended to invest $30 million in a Pennsylvania factory, creating 500 jobs. Today, a gravel pile sits on the site where the factory was to be built, and Foxconn has gone silent on the issue. In fact, theyve made similar empty promises in India, Vietnam, Brazil and Indonesia.

Foxconn employs 1.2 million workers worldwide, 500,000 of which are at the infamous Shenzhen factory complex. At its grandest vision, the Wisconsin plant would make up less than one tenth of one per cent of Foxconns global workforce. The 3,000 jobs they are initially promising represent such a minor number, they would be considered a rounding error in China, according to Christopher Balding, a professor of economics at Peking University. It doesnt take much political acumen to guess the companys true motivation: currying favor with a major importer of their Asian-produced goods by helping the US president score a win on his manufacturing promises.  

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17:29

Like a nightmare: Refugees protest conditions at Australian island detention centre David Icke latest headlines

Refugees have continued their protest on Papua New Guineas Manus Island detention centre over the removal of power, water, and medical services. A journalist on the scene warns that there could be a big tragedy if they are forcibly removed. The protests at the detention centre, which is run by Australia, have reportedly been met with an increased security presence for most of the last week. The removal of vital services is seen by those held there as part of a wider campaign to move them to another detention centre on the island. Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian journalist and refugee on the island, has warned that there will be a big tragedy if Australia forcibly removes the inhabitants, describing the living conditions there as like a nightmare. Read more: Like a nightmare: Refugees protest conditions at Australian island detention centre

17:29

Aussie Liberal Press Notices the Importance of Reliable Electricity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall How important is reliable power? Australia seems to be suffering more blackouts recently, as coal plants are decommissioned and shiny renewable installations fail to deliver. Trendy urbanites are starting to notice. When the power goes out, so does civil society You dont need to be one of those wild-eyed doomsday

17:28

KILL THE DRUG: Olive Press launches campaign to ban deadly painkiller Nolotil in Spain "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The drug seems to mostly affect people of fair skin, from the likes of the UK and Scandinavia, by poisoning their bone marrow and destroying their white blood cells

17:27

Foiled Suicide Bomber Reveals Inner Workings of Pakistani Militant Web "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A policeman in plain clothes (L) walks out of a damaged house, which witnesses said belonged to Hafeez Brohi, wanted in connection with bombings in Shikarpur and suspected in many other blasts in Sindh province, on the outskirts of Shikarpur, Pakistan, March 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Akhtar Soomro

Shikapur, Pakistan: The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence.

Usmans testimony, a copy of which has been seen by Reuters, describes a web of radical seminaries and training and bomb making facilities stretching from eastern Afghanistan, wh...

17:27

At least 12 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian Catholic church David Icke latest headlines

At least 12 people have been killed after a group of unidentified gunmen stormed a church in southeast Nigeria and went on a shooting spree. The mass shooting, medical officials, occurred at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu town in southeastern state of Anambra at about 05:45 local time on Sunday, when worshipers had convened in the building. So far, 12 persons have been confirmed dead and deposited in the mortuary here while several persons are receiving medical attention, said a staff worker at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi, where the victims were admitted. Witnesses said that at least five masked assailants were involved in the massacre. But Anambra State Police Commissioner Garba Umar stated that the deadly incident had been caused by a lone gunman, who went on a shooting spree, killing and wounding worshipers. Read more: At least 12 people killed in shooting attack on Nigerian Catholic church

17:26

[SECURITY] [DSA 3926-1] chromium-browser security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Michael Gilbert on Aug 06

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Package : chromium-browser
CVE ID : CVE-2017-5087...

17:25

North Korea Denounces U.N. Sanctions, Says Will Take Righteous Action There is no bigger mistake than the United States believing that its land is safe across the ocean. "IndyWatch Feed War"

SEOUL North Korea denounced the United Nations latest sanctions imposed on the isolated state, saying they infringe on its sovereignty and vowed to take righteous action, the Norths official news agency said.

The government statement reiterated Pyongyangs previous stance that it will never place its nuclear program on the negotiating table as long as the United States maintains a hostile policy against the North. It did not detail what action it would take.

There is no bigger mistake than the United States believing that its land is safe across the ocean, KCNA said.

(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Michael Perry)


17:24

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Berlin David Icke latest headlines

Two Chinese tourists were detained in Berlin for making the straight-armed Hitler salute for photos in front of the Reichstag parliament building, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday. The holidaymakers were spotted by officers on a routine patrol Saturday snapping smartphone pictures of each other posing with the banned gesture outside the historic landmark in the heart of the German capital. A probe on suspicion of using the symbols of anti-constitutional organizations was opened against the two Chinese men, aged 36 and 49, the spokeswoman told AFP. The pair were questioned at a local police station and released after paying 500 euros ($589) bail each. Using the symbols of anti-constitutional organizations, a charge frequently levelled against members of far-right groups, can carry a sentence of up to three years in jail sentence or a fine. Read more: Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Berlin

17:22

Tillerson avoids contact with North Korean foreign minister David Icke latest headlines

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho have tried their best to avoid each other at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, the Philippines. Tillerson and Ri took pains to avoid direct contact at the ASEAN conference on Sunday, only one day after the United Nations Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a US-drafted resolution significantly bolstering its anti-North Korea sanctions. The fresh sanctions, which were adopted on Saturday, include an export ban on the North that could cut the countrys $3 billion annual export revenue by a third. Tillerson even did not attend a dinner for foreign ministers because the North Korean foreign minister was also there. Read more: Tillerson avoids contact with North Korean foreign minister

17:19

2020 presidency rumors 'fake news,' offensive: Pence David Icke latest headlines

US Vice President Mike Pence has denounced a rumor about his plans for a presidential bid in 2020, calling it another attempt by fake news media to sow division among Americans. On Saturday, The New York Times reported that Pence and other major Republican figures were already putting together their presidential campaigns amid growing doubts about Trumps future in office. The report specifically named Pence as a potential contender, citing an unusually busy schedule that has cemented his status as Mr. Trumps heir apparent. Todays article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team, Pence said in a statement on Saturday night. The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration. Read more: 2020 presidency rumors fake news, offensive: Pence

17:19

Inner change "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The story is told about a woman who approached a little old man happily sitting on his rocking chair and asked: Sir, what is your secret for a long and happy life? He replied: I smoke three packs of cigarettes, and consume a case of beer every day, and eat junk food as much as I want. Wow! Thats amazing, sir. By the way, how old are you? Twenty-six was his reply.

In todays Gospel (Mt. 17, 1-9), Jesus was transfigured before the very eyes of the apostles Peter, James and John. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light. More than this miracle, it was the voice of God telling them that Jesus was His beloved Son in whom He was well pleased that had a transforming effect on the three apostles as well. Real change and transformation are about what happens not so much outside as inside us.

It is interesting to note how the voice of God interrupted Peters plan to build three tents on the site of the transfiguration, and instead instructed him to listen to His beloved Son. Thats the problem with many of us: We are so busy working for God, but we hardly have time to listen to Him. We are so focused on our ministry and functions and we belittle, if not totally forget, the fact that we are first and foremost persons, called not so much to become a somebody as to become a someone to God and His people.

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The apostles climbed up Mount Tabor for them to experience the transfiguration. It was a long, hard climb, but it was worth it all. Change for the worse is easy, very easy, and it...

17:17

Bewitched: Chinese Officials Sacked for Casting Spells "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

Two Chinese officials have been sacked from the country's ruling Communist Party for their involvement in "superstitious activities" which included casting magic spells in order to aid promotions.

Tang Yuansong and Huang Xiaowen were dismissed from their duties by officials who claimed the pair attended "fengshui" training courses under the guise of business trips and claimed expenses back from the party.

Yuansong attended the Hogwarts esque training session five times, at a total cost of 54,000 yuan ($8,000), which he was later reimbursed for according to state media outlet Xinhua.

After attending the magical sessions, the Gandalf loving official then went on to tutor other followers in the art for which authorities say he was paid 5,000 yuan a year.

Source: https://www.rt.com/viral/398744-chinese-officials-fires-magic-spells/


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17:16

Malawi-Zambia 34 more elephants taken to Nyika National Park "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zambia Daily Mail

KELVIN CHONGO, Lusaka
THE bilateral agreement signed between Zambia and Malawi on the trans-frontier conservation area is bearing fruit, Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda has said.
Mr Banda was speaking yesterday when receiving 34 elephants from Liwonde National Park to Nyika National Park at Thazima Gate in Malawi.
He said there have been moves lately by many countries and non-governmental organisations to establish, effectively manage and increase the number of the protected areas.
There is also a growing recognition that effective biodiversity management demands an ecosystem-based approach that integrates protected area management into surrounding landscapes and the management of their resources, he said.
Mr Banda said that ecosystems and wildlife species do not recognise political borders, which are usually defined for historical and geo-political reasons, without reference to ecological functions or processes.
And Malawian Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi said the addition of the 34 elephants to the existing small population of 100 in the Nyika National Park will improve the viability of the herds and fast-track the recovery of physical numbers.
He said the translocation was a sign of the Malawian governments commitment to the initiative, especially after having signed the two governments in 2015.
And Mr Banda has said the Zambian guest house in the Nyika National Park will add a lot of value to tourism in the area.
Mr Banda was speaking when he visited the facility which is located on the fringes of the Zambia-Malawi boundary in Chama district.
He said the facility is part of the infrastructure that Government has been looking for to provide the much-needed bed spaces.
The guest house was renovated under the Nyika Sustainable Management Project supported by World Bank and is jointly implemented by both Malawi and Zambia, he said.
Mr Banda said the faci...

17:16

On the Beach 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Pilger

On the Beach 2017

He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest.

The war was over in a month. The United States, Russia and China were the protagonists. It is not clear if it was started by accident or mistake. There was no victor. The northern hemisphere is contaminated and lifeless now.

A curtain of radioactivity is moving south towards Australia and New Zealand, southern Africa and South America. By September, the last cities, towns and villages will succumb.

As in the north, most buildings will remain untouched, some illuminated by the last flickers of electric light.

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper 

These lines from T.S. Eliots poem The Hollow Men appear at the beginning of Nevil Shutes novel On the Beach, which left me close to tears. The endorsements on the cover said the same.

Published in 1957 at the height of the Cold War when too many writers were silent or cowed, it is a masterpiece. At first the language suggests a genteel relic; yet nothing I have read on nuclear war is as unyield...

17:15

Monday 7th August FP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

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17:14

On Hiroshimas 72 Year, Survivors Ask Governments To Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On 20 September, this treaty will open for signature at the United Nations, and all governments are invited to join it.

The post On Hiroshimas 72 Year, Survivors Ask Governments To Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty appeared first on DiaNuke.org.

17:13

[SECURITY] [DSA 3925-1] qemu security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Aug 06

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CVE ID : CVE-2017-9524 CVE-2017-10806...

17:12

Whos got $1.5 billion for Tesla so they can fund Model 3 production? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The electric car company has said it intends to raise about $1.5 billion in a bond offering, reports Reuters. The funds raised would be used to proceed with mass production of its Model 3 sedan. Hey, Tesla, maybe you should talk to Mr. Son?

17:08

Pope Francis is Not A Man Of God | Putin "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Putin has slammed Pope Francis for pushing a political ideology instead of running a church, and warned that the leader of the Catholic Church is not a man of God. by Baxter Dmitry Pope Francis is using his platform to push a dangerous far-left political ideology on vulnerable people around the world, people who Continue reading Pope Francis is Not A Man Of God | Putin

17:07

ASEAN calls for South China Sea non-militarization "IndyWatch Feed War"

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MANILA, Philippines Southeast Asian foreign ministers yesterday called for non-militarization and self-restraint in the conduct of all activities by claimants and all other states in the South China Sea.

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17:05

Maharashtra Education Board Removes All Traces of Mughals From History Textbooks "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The role of emperor Akbar in revised history textbooks has been reduced to just three lines, with all focus now on Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha empire.

Darbar scene in a Mughal court. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Darbar scene in a Mughal court. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Delhi: After the history department of Rajasthan University in June included in its syllabus a book claiming Maharana Pratap defeated emperor Akbar in the Battle of Haldighati, the Maharashtra education board has reduced the Mughal emperors reign to just three lines.

According to a Mumbai Mirror report, the board has revised history textbooks for classes VII and IX, removing all traces of the Mughal rule and the monuments built during that period, instead focusing on the Maratha Empire founded by Shivaji.

The students, who till last year were told that Akbar was liberal and tolerant administrator, will now be taught that he tried to bring India under a central authority and faced opposition from the likes of Pratap.

Shivaji, who was in the earlier textbook referred to as peoples king, will now be mentioned...

17:04

Which countries are surrounded only by bad relations? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Recently Macedonia signed a good relations treaty with Bulgaria, so Macedonia cannot be said to have bad relations with all of its neighboring countries; they get along OK with Kosovo too.  Israel is another possible candidate, although it could be argued that de facto relations with Egypt are not so bad.  How about Palestine?  Qatar is a country surrounded by hostile powers, and for the time being they win this designation.

Belarus is on increasingly bad terms with Russia, but Russia has quite a few adjoining countries, and I am not sure if all of those relations are so bad.  China has frosty relations with many neighbors, although with Russia you would call it mixed and not yet negative. And relations with the Stans are not terrible.  They dont like North Korea so much any more, even if they wont topple it.

I think of Chile as bordering on a hostile Bolivia, but relations with Argentina are acceptable, even if Porteos look down on the Chileans for being provincial.

Africa?

Then there are countries with only one neighbor, such as how Haiti and the Dominican Republic rather uncomfortably share the island of Hispaniola.  Relations across Central America seem to have improved considerably.

Which countries are the other contenders for this honorary designation?

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17:04

Congress MLAs Return to Gujarat and Head to Anand Resort "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Gujarat Congress MLAs come out of Raj Bhavan after a meeting with the governor in Bengaluru. Credit: PTI/File

Ahmedabad: Congress MLAs from Gujarat, who were camping in Bengaluru ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls, returned to the state this morning and were taken to a resort in Anand district, party leaders said.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel is in fray for the Rajya Sabha polls which will be held tomorrow. Patel is also the political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

All our MLAs have returned and they have been taken to a resort in Anand, Congress party chief whip and senior leader Sailesh Parmar told reporters in Anand.

The MLAs were whisked away from the airport here and have been kept together at one Nijanand resort on the outskirts of Anand town.

All our MLAs have decided not to go to their home even on this day of Rakshabandhan and be loyal soldiers of the Congress party. They will stay together and they will go to vote for the Rajya Sabha polls tomorrow from Anand, Parmar said.

Ahmed Patel and state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki will come to Anand to meet them, he said adding they have not taken police security at the resort.

Election to three Rajya Sabha seats will be held tomorrow, in which Patel is pitched against BJP candidates including party chief Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and former Congress party chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput, who recently joined the BJP.

A pitched battle is on between the two parties to win Rajya Sabha elections after senior Gujarat Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela...

17:03

EF2 tornado that ripped through Tulsa, Oklahoma injuring 30 was unusual in 2 ways "IndyWatch Feed World"

Out-of-season EF2 twister tears through midtown, damaging structures and injuring at least 30 people An unseasonable August tornado tore through midtown Tulsa early Sunday, damaging dozens of businesses and injuring at least 30 people who were surprised by the sudden spin-up. The EF2 tornado touched down about 1:25 a.m. in midtown, and left a path of damage between 41st and 51st streets, stretching from Harvard Avenue to Mingo Road, according to a city of Tulsa news release. EMSA ambulances transported 13 people with storm-related injuries to local hospitals in the aftermath of the tornado. Of those, eight were taken from a TGI Fridays restaurant near the 41st Street and Yale Avenue shopping corridor, and four were taken from a nearby Whataburger, spokeswoman Kelli Bruer said. Saint Francis Hospital treated 30 people for storm-related injuries at its trauma emergency center, said Lauren Landwerlin, executive director of corporate communications. A spokeswoman with St. John Medical Center refused to comment on the number of patients who were treated at that hospital, citing federal privacy guidelines. Sunday's storm was unusual in two ways: It developed in August, after Oklahoma's spring tornado season, and it developed rapidly out of what appeared Saturday evening to be a "garden variety" thunderstorm, said Roger Jolliff, Tulsa Area Emergency Management director said.

17:01

Hackaday UK Unconference Needs You "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Hackadays first ever conference in the United Kingdom will take place on September 16th. Get your free ticket right now for the Hackaday UK Unconference!

An Unconference is the best way to put your finger on the pulse of what is happening in the hardware world right now. Everyone who attends should be ready to stand and deliver a seven-minute talk on something that excites them right now this mean you. The easiest thing to do is grab your latest hack off the shelf and talk about that.

Talks may be about a prototype, project, or product currently in progress at your home, work, or university. It could also be an idea, concept, or skill that youre now exploring. The point is to channel your excitement and pass it on to others in a friendly presentation environment where everyone will cheer as your story unfolds.

Hackaday doesnt often have the opportunity to organize live events in Europe which is why were so happy to partner with DesignSpark, the exclusive sponsor of...

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2 MPs quit Green list over Turei "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Patrick Gower at Newshub has just reported that Green MPs David Clendon and Kennedy Graham have resigned from the party list in protest over Meteria Tureis failure to resign.

The problem isnt what she did all those years ago, it is her refusal to accept responsibility, admit she was wrong and apologise.

Tureis attempt to use her own wrong-doing to advance an impossibly-expensive welfare policy has highlighted the partys socialist leanings.

Lloyd Burr was right, the Greens have lost their way:

. . . The party doesnt look like the strong, unwavering voice for the environment anymore.

It is not focussed on forests and rivers, or climate change, or conservation underfunding, or waste and pollution reduction.

It is now a party focussed on fighting for the rights of beneficiaries. It is focussed on legitimising benefit fraud, boosting welfare payments, and removing welfare obligations. . .

If the Greens were moderate on social and economic policy they could sit in the middle of the political spectrum like the Maori Party, able to go left or right.

Instead their environmental concerns are overshadowed by far-left social policy.

The partys refusal to censure Turei has added to its troubles with only Clendon and Graham showing any integrity over the issue.


Filed under: environment, politics Tagged: David Clendon, Green Party, Kennedy Graham, Lloyd Burr, Meteria Turei, Patrick Gower ...

16:58

Rare Amazon jungle dog video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

See an Extremely Rare Jungle Dog | National Geographic

4 August 2017

One of the Amazon rain forests most elusive inhabitants, the short-eared dog, has been caught on video in southeastern Peru.

About the size of a fox, these jungle canines are incredibly difficult to spot. In fact, a journey to the Amazon is far more likely to yield a jaguar sighting than a glimpse of a wild short-eared dog. In late May 2014, conservation biologist Lary Reeves set up a camera trap near a white-lipped peccary carcass. Wanting to record what hed heard was a king vulture fiesta at the carcass, Reeves braved the rampaging insects and rancid stench to set the camera a few feet from the carcass.

Read more here.

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16:56

Centre to Withdraw Support for Jamia Millia Islamias Minority Status "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The HRD ministry will file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error.

Gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Credit: Wikimedia

Gates of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Credit: Wikimedia

New Delhi: Public central university Jamia Millia Islamia will no longer be a minority institution. The Centre is set to inform the court that it never intended for Jamia to be a minority institution and has decided to withdraw its earlier stand on the universitys minority status.

The human resource development (HRD) ministry will soon file an affidavit claiming that declaring the university a religious minority institution was an error as it was set up by an Act of parliament and is funded by the Centre, the Financial Express reported.

In its affidavit, the HRD ministry will state that its support for the February 2011 order by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) declaring Jamia a religious minority institution, was not in accordance with the law.

In January 2016, former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi had advised the HRD ministry, which was then under Smriti Irani, that it was...

16:53

Boko Haram: We acknowledge some setbacks CAS "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Emmanuel Onani   The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), has acknowledged a few setbacks in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the North East, in recent times. The CAS has, however, urged officers and men not to be discouraged, even as he charged them on the urgent need to take full advantage of the new platforms acquired,and others that have been reactivated. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the Air Chief spoke during an operational visit to the NAFs troops in the North East....

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16:53

Al-Jazeera Denounces Israels Decision to Close Its Bureau "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

JERUSALEM Al-Jazeera has denounced Israels decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatars flagship satellite network, saying that the measure is undemocratic and that it will take legal action.

Israels move follows in the footsteps of four Arab countries that are aligned against Qatar as part of a months-long political dispute over Dohas politics and alleged support for extremists. The channel and its affiliate sites have been blocked in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain.

On Sunday, Israel announced it would revoke the press credentials of Al-Jazeera journalists, effectively preventing them from working in Israel.

The news organization, in turn, denounced the decision it said came from a country claiming to be the only democratic state in the Middle East and said it would take legal action.

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16:50

Thais Hope to Get Off Trumps Trade Hit List as Tillerson Heads for Bangkok "IndyWatch Feed War"

BANGKOK Thai officials voiced hope ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of escaping U.S. pressure over the size of their trade surplus with the United States as their figures point to a jump in imports, but U.S. data shows little change.

A spokeswoman for the State Departments East Asia Bureau said Tillerson, who will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup, will discuss a broad range of issues including security, trade and investment.

Tillerson visits Bangkok on Tuesday after attending regional meetings in Manila at the weekend.

A narrowing trade gap would also reduce the risk of Thailand being labelled by Washington as a currency manipulator the last thing Thailand wants as it struggles with a baht currency that exporters find uncomfortably strong.

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According to Thai customs-cleared figures, imports rose 35 percent from a year earlier in the first six months of 2017 while exports to the United States rose 7 percent.

That meant Thailands trade surplus over the six months narrowed from $6 billion (4.60 billion pounds) to $4.8 billion.

We hope higher imports from the U.S. will help ease pressure on this issue and the trend should continue, Pimchanok Vonkhorporn, head of the commerce ministrys trade policy and strategy office, told Reuters on Monday.

However, U.S. figures calculated using a different methodology showed little change in the gap during the first five months year on year. The U.S. estimate of a Thai trade surplus of $18.9 billion put it in 11th place on U.S. President Donald Trumps list of countries to be investigated....

16:50

Men gunned down on busy Mexican beach "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Gunmen have killed three people and wounded two others on a popular beach in north-western Mexico, officials say. The victims, all men, were resting under a palm tree in San Jos del Cabo, in Baja California Sur state, reports say. Their identities have not been confirmed. No arrests have been made. There was panic among tourists when the incident happened, witnesses say. Mexico has seen a spike in violence in recent months. The two wounded, a man and woman, were taken to a hospital, prosecutors said. The Palmilla beach...

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16:49

Students and He Kakano, Seed "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Art, Science and Environment linked for Kapiti schoolchildren By Bianca Begovich He Kkano, Seed, a collaborative project between Mahara Gallery, Ng Manu Nature Reserve and Raumati South School, was launched last week and is currently showing at the Mahara Gallery. The project, supported by the Phillip Family Foundation (PFF), links science, environmental themes and creativity []

16:45

US Vice-President, Pence, denies planning presidential bid "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  US Vice-President Mike Pence has dismissed as disgraceful and offensive a report suggesting he is preparing a run for president in 2020. The New York Times said a shadow campaign had been set up by some Republicans on the assumption Donald Trump would not stand again. Citing multiple sources, the article said Pence had implied that he would plan to run if Trump did not. Pence said the report was an attempt to divide the administration. The Times story said the turmoil around the White House, including investigations into...

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16:44

Two Green MPs have resigned "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Greens are splitting over Metiria Turei, with two MPs resigning. James Shaw has put out a statement conforming this and said good bye to them as if it is no big deal. BREAKING: Two Green MPs are threatening to resign if Metiria Turei does not quit as co-leader. pic.twitter.com/anNVEKYbUY Craig McCulloch (@craigmcculloch) August []

16:43

Venezuela: Maduro vowed that a band of anti-government fighters who attacked a Venezuelan army base will get the maximum penalty "IndyWatch Feed War"

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VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) President Nicolas Maduro vowed that a band of anti-government fighters who attacked a Venezuelan army base will get the maximum penalty as his administration roots out his enemies.

Troops killed two of the 20 intruders who slipped into the Paramacay base in the central city of Valencia early Sunday, apparently intent on fomenting a military uprising, Maduro said in his weekly broadcast on state television.

One of the invaders was injured, seven captured and 10 got away, the embattled leader said.

We know where they are headed and all of our military and police force is deployed, Maduro said. He said he would ask for the maximum penalty for those who participated in this terrorist attack.

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The attack came as Venezuelas controversial constitutional assembly is getting down to work, signaling in its initial decrees last week that delegates will target Maduros foes as he had warned.

The new assembly, whose powers supersede all other branches of government, voted to remove the nations outspoken chief prosecutor Saturday. On Sunday, Maduro announced that a new truth commission created by the assembly had been installed to impose justice on those fueling the unrest that has wracked the country since early April.

The constitutional assembly is expected to meet again Tuesday, while lawmakers in the opposition-controlled National Assembly scheduled the...

16:42

BBC quoted and promoted NGO supports cash for terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

Even as international awareness grows concerning the issue of Palestinian Authoritys provision of salaries to convicted terrorists and payments to the families of terrorists killed in the act, the BBC has yet to provide its funding public with any serious reporting on that subject. Indeed, as recently as May the BBCs Middle East editor amplified Palestinian Authority messaging when he told audiences that:

He [Netanyahu] was referring to a Palestinian Martyrs fund. It pays pensions to people it regards as victims of the occupation, including the families of individuals who have been killed attacking Israelis. There is also a fund to support Palestinians who have been imprisoned by Israel. The Palestinians have compared the payments to the salaries Israel pays to soldiers. [emphasis added]

In early June the Palestinian Authority reportedly halted payments to some former prisoners for the most part linked to Hamas residing in the Gaza Strip. However, that move apparently had more to do with the tensions between Hamas and the PA that have also seen Mahmoud Abbas reduce PA payments for electricity and medical care for Gaza residents than with any change of policy regarding the salaries for convicted terrorists.  

Nevertheless, the move brought criticism from assorted human rights groups, as documented by NGO Monitor.

a number of Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving European government funding under the banner of human rights assert that terrorists have a right to receive salaries and that s...

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Mauritania votes to abolish senate by referendum "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Mauritanians have voted to abolish their senate and alter their national flag by referendum, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, in a clear victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz the day after the vote. While turnout was 53.73 percent, 85 percent of voters on Saturday declared Yes to changes put to a referendum when they were defeated in the senate in March, despite fierce criticism from a boycott movement that called mass protests during campaigning. Abdel Aziz, who last week described the senate as useless and too costly,...

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16:41

You Could Get A Job Drinking Whisky and Traveling The World "IndyWatch Feed World"

We may have officially found the worlds most perfect job! While most things that seem too good to be true usually are, this is not one of those circumstances!

The Scottish whiskey company Grants is recruiting what they call a global drinks ambassador. This being someone who goes to events around the world and drinks all the while informing people of their products and such. Candidates will have to pass two rounds of interviews according to Metro. The first round is to post a drink they have created with the hashtag #GrantsInterview on Instagram. One of the ingredients, of course, has to be Grants whiskey.

From there the company will choose 250 people to continue on to the next round. These people will send in applications and numbers will be cut to 20 those chosen will be taken to the original distillery in Dufftown for an event. They will undergo challenges and partake in events while theyre staying two nights at a local hotel. From there the company will choose three people they like the best and send them to three different countries each and while abroad they will be organizing events, informing people of the brand and its products as well as drinking themselves.

 

These people will have to be knowledgeable about the company as well as whiskey in general and be skilled socially if they want to stand a chance. After these three candidates return one will be chosen out of the three who did the best job to be the global drinks ambassador, forever. If you think this job sounds like you all the way click here to apply.

For a little introduction into the world of Grants whiskey check out the video below. Have you ever had Grants before and if so did you like it? I dont know about you but I for one will be filling out my application tonight!

16:40

Extreme turbulence on American Airlines flight sends 10 to hospital "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Turbulence on a transcontinental American Airlines flight from Athens to Philadelphia on Saturday became so severe that at least 10 people on board were hospitalised, a spokesperson from the airline confirmed to ABC News. Passengers on board American Airlines flight 759, which landed safely in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, described people on board hitting the ceiling as a result of the plane shaking and dropping in altitude. Thirty minutes out. They were giving us our drinks. The flight attendants were in the last couple rows when they said...

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16:38

Asia markets rally as US job data boosts optimism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Asian markets rose Monday, with the rally spurred on by strong US jobs data which boosted prospects for the worlds top economy and gave the under-fire dollar much needed support. Regional equities started the week where the Dow left off Friday after the rosy employment figures had sent the US blue-chip index to an eighth straight record finish. Healthy gains in Tokyo were reinforced by the yen easing against the greenback and following positive earnings results Friday, while Hong Kong and Sydney were also higher. Shanghai was broadly flat as...

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16:38

War in Syria, Carla Del Ponte resigns "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Former chief prosecutor of the Yugoslavia tribunal Carla Del Ponte no longer wants to work for a United Nations commission investigating human rights violations in Syria. She will resign within a few days.

The former prosecutor at the start of the war six years ago favoured support for the opposition in Syria which wanted to overthrow President Assads government. But now, according to Del Ponte, the Syrian opposition consists mainly of extremists and terrorists.

16:37

Why Pluralism and Secularism Are Essential for Our Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In our plural secular democracythe other is to be none other than the self. Any derogation from it would be detrimental to its core values.

Hamid Ansari. Credit: Reuters/Wang Zhao/Pool

Hamid Ansari. Credit: Reuters/Wang Zhao/Pool

In his final address as vice president, Hamid Ansari spoke at the annual convocation ceremony at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, on August 6. Reproduced below is the text of his speech.

It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.

The nebulous universe of law and legal procedures is well known to this audience and there is precariously little t...

16:35

London 2017: Bowie scorches 100m, Walsh top shot "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    American Tori Bowie upset Jamaican favourite Elaine Thompson to win world 100m on Sunday, as New Zealander Tomas Walsh dominated the shot put with a stunning series of throws. Before another packed-out session at the London Stadium, Greek pole vaulter Ekaterina Stefanidi and heptathlete Nafi Thiam also added world titles to the Olympic golds they won in Rio last year. Earlier in the day, Kenyas Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui won the mens marathon to make up for his countrys podium no-show in the last two championships, while Kenyan-born Bahraini...

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16:32

Nutrition will suffer as warming affects diet "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By 2050, heat waves, floods and other climate change effects wont be the only worry. Theres also the evidence that warming affects diet.

16:31

Broadband Panaceas "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

 

The recent release of new economic growth measures has prompted once again again a debate on regional, from which we can generally read urban versus rural, development in Ireland. To listen to some commentators you would imagine that beyond the M50 ring-road or beyond Blarney there is an economic wasteland, with those few people remaining in their 90s and an infrastructure barely out of the 18th-century.

Reality is of course quite different.  There is an economic world beyond the cities, and what parts of it are thriving in other parts are undoubtedly struggling.  Dublin, and to a lesser extent Cork and other medium-size towns, will continue to be the economic engine driving island forward. That is both inevitable and desirable.

Rural Ireland has lower income per head than Urban Ireland . It has a higher level of persons at risk of poverty but a lower  level of consistent poverty. In terms of value added per person, on a regional basis, regions such as the Border region or the midlands are at the bottom. These have few large town. The border region produces less than a third of gross value added per person than Dublin and 40% that of the South West (which includes Cork).  However, despite a perception of rampant rural depopulation, since 1966 or even since 1986 ever single county has shown population increases. Moreover,  the relative distribution of population has remained remarkably static. Dublin and Cork had, essentially, the same % of the state population in 1966 as they have now.

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16:30

Jeff Bezos Asked The World How To Donate His Money: This Artificial Hive Mind Knows The Answer "IndyWatch Feed National"

With a net worth of $86 billion, Jeff Bezos certainly has enough money to change the world. What hes lacked, apparently, was some direction for how to spend it. In mid-June, the Amazon founder tweeted a request for ideas worth philanthropically investing in that would help society, both short-termhere and nowand in the long run, as he put it: at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.

That question generated more than 46,000 responses on Twitter, leaving Bezos with another issue. How to sort and weigh all that feedback? Louis Rosenberg, the founder of Silicon Valley-based Unanimous AI had an answer, and decided to show it off using Bezoss responses. Rosenberg and his company specialize in a form of advanced decision making called swarm intelligence, basically a computer-enhanced way to get humans to communicate like honeybees do in nature, by tapping into the experiences of large groups of individuals to make the most complete community decision possible.

In the name of social progressand certainly some self-promotionRosenberg turned his tech on Bezoss information-overload problem. It took some tricky methodology and lots of processing power inside a customized platform, but the result was rather surprising. Turns out, Americans feel most strongly about things like cancer treatment assistance, cheaper medicine, and mobile health clinics.

Some of those things might be personally driven: It seems like everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer, and huge swaths of America dont have affordable access to healthcare or decent nearby services. Ultimately, however Rosenbergs simulated swarm unanimously picked a basic and fundamental issues for Bezos to focus on: universal access to clean drinking water.

Its the universality of that issue that Rosenberg finds interesting. While concerns about water safety continue to grow in the U.S. (lead contamination likely goes far beyond Flint, Michigan), access to safe, readily available water remains a critical issue in the developing world, as well.

A swarm by their very nature encourages a group to find the places where they agree, says Rosenberg. And as a result they tend to find the solutions that are best for the greater good as opposed to forming factions that are defending their own interests. More data shows that nearly everyone ended up happy and confident in that answer.

THE BUZZ ABOUT SWARMING

Most artificial intelligence systems set out to mimic and improve neurological intelligence, using sets of algorithms and machi...

16:30

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIJING A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

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EDITORS NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region.

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CHINESE FM SAYS TALKS MAY START THIS YEAR ON CODE OF CONDUCT

Chinas foreign minister said talks on a long-sought code of conduct in the South China Sea that were first mooted in 2002 may finally start this year if outside parties dont cause a major disruption.

Chinese and ASEAN foreign ministers approved a negotiating framework for a code of conduct during a meeting at the weekend in the Philippines. The idea is to draw up an outline of the rules and responsibilities for the countries to prevent clashes from erupting in the contested waters. However, the initial roadmap doesnt say whether the code of conduct will be legally binding or enforceable.

China had long been perceived as delaying negotiations with ASEAN so it can undertake and complete construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea without being restricted by any maritime code.

Wang said the start of talks may be announced by the heads of state of China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations at their annual summit in the Philippines in November if Beijings conditions are met. He said those conditions include a stable situation in the South China Sea and non-interference by outside parties, an apparent reference to the United States. Beijing frequently accuses the U.S. of meddling in what it says is an Asian dispute that should be resolved only by the countries inv...

16:30

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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16:29

Larger hail damaging aircraft with increased emergency landings worldwide "IndyWatch Feed World"

When I did a video on this subject in 2015 of hail damaged aircraft emergency landings, stating that the intensity of damage would uptick right along with the intensification of the grand solar minimum. I am providing images after an emergency landing from hail damage in Istanbul turkey, so you can compare both 2017 and 2015 yourself. This is a subject that is taboo to discuss in aviation industry meetings.

16:26

There are now over 3 billion social media users in the world "IndyWatch Feed World"

The latest stats come from We Are Socials and HootSuites Global Digital Statshot (via TNW). It reveals that out of earths total population of 7.524 billion, 3.028 billion, or 40%, of those people are social media usersthats up 4%, or 121 million people, since April 2017. That 40% includes social media users across mobile and desktop. Other interesting stats from the report:

  • 51%, or 3.819 billion people, are now internet users.
  • 67%, or 5.052 billion people, are now mobile users.
  • 37%, 2.78 billion people, are active social media users on mobile

16:25

My favorite things Austria Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Theres no point in doing a complete survey, but here are a few observations and suggestions:

1. I am not intrigued by much Mozart written before K330 or so.  Piano Concerto #9 is one exception to this.  But Toscanini was right to claim that too much of it sounds the same.

2. The string quintets are the best Mozart pieces you might not know, but skip K174.

3. The string quartets and Requiem might be the most overrated Mozart, though the latter would be wonderful if he could have finished it.  It is better to listen to the fragmented version, without the artificial Sssmayr ending.

4. The Milos Forman Mozart movie is worth a viewing, if you dont already know it.  I thought I would hate it, but didnt.  Dont try to learn history from it, however.

5. Clive Geoffrey, The Romantic Enlightenment, has my favorite essay on Mozart.  A reasonably priced reissue is needed.  The standard biographies are very good, also read Mozarts letters.

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16:20

Downing Street denies Brexit divorce bill of 40bn This thing has started very badly The UK side had been a bit absent "IndyWatch Feed War"

Source dismisses report as inaccurate speculation and says such a high bill would be unacceptable to government and public

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  Hardline Brexit supporters including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage said the reported figure was ridiculous. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Downing Street has dismissed the idea of paying a Brexit divorce bill of up to 40bn (36bn), as leading supporters of leaving the EU said they would not accept handing over such a large sum.

Theresa May was reported to be willing to pay that amount as the price for getting on with trade talks and an exit deal.

The sum would...

16:14

Now SoftBank is thinking about investing in Uber or Lyft "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Japanese tech giant, which just invested a quarter of a billion dollars in U.S. fintech startup Cabbage, has set its sight on ride-hailing services as its next investment, reports Reuters. Speaking to reporters after SoftBanks quarterly results announcement on Monday, SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son said, We are interested in discussing with Uber, we are also interested in discussing with Lyft, we have not decided which way. But the CEO they played coy, adding Whether we decide to partner and invest into Uber or Lyft, I dont know what will be the end result.

16:10

Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More than 800,000 people who took out car loans from Wells Fargo were charged for auto insurance they did not need, and some of them are still paying for it, according to an internal report prepared for the banks executives. The expense of the unneeded insurance, which covered collision damage, pushed roughly 274,000 Wells Fargo []

16:06

Staging of Curious Incident Brings Christophers World to Life "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There have been countless TV and movie attempts to understand someone with Asbergers or Autism. But, it is a rare feat to draw the audience into the persons perspective. However, the staging of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which opened at the Center Theatre Groups Ahmanson Theatre this week, brings the []

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16:00

Repeat drunk drivers should be locked up. Not given a $2000 toy someone else can blow into "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Automobile Association is heralding mandatory alcohol interlocks as one of the most significant blows against drink driving in the New Zealands history. This week, Parliament passed changes to the Land Transport Act which simplifies the law for alcohol interlocks a kind of in-car breathalyser that will lock the car if alcohol is detected. []

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16:00

NASA is asking you to send your own message to Voyager on its 40th anniversary "IndyWatch Feed World"

Inspired by the messages of goodwill carried on Voyagers Golden Record, the space agency wants to add one more message on Voyager 1. Thats why its asking social media users on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, or Tumblr to compose an uplifting #MessageToVoyager. The message can be anything you want but must be a maximum of 60 characters (including spaces).

Post your messages publicly on any of the social media services mentioned above with the tag #MessageToVoyager by August 15th. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, and the Voyager team will then select a short list of messages to be voted on by the public between August 23rd and 29th. The winning message will be beamed into space toward Voyager 1 on September 5th, where it is expected to take a day to arrive in interstellar space in Voyagers location.

15:58

Lavrov meets Chinese counterpart in Manila "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Manila, Philippines on 6 August 2017 [Image: Russian Foreign Ministry]

Chinese and Russian Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Sergey Lavrov met in Manila, the capital of Philippines on Sunday to dicuss bilateral ties and international affairs, including the Korean crisis.

The two diplomats were attending a ASEAN Summit on security.

China and Russia are opposed to the deployment of US anti-missile systems in South Korea.

On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call, according to South Korean presidential office spokesman Park Su-hyun.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday.

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

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Beijing said Wang and Lavrov pledged mutual support irrespective of the changing situation in the world.

The two sides have pledged to continue considering each other as high-priority international partners regardless of the developments of the situation in the world, as well as to deepen strategic cooperation, to strengthen mutual trust, support and comprehensive cooperation, Wang said, as quoted by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Russia and China share common stances on the crises in Syria, Libya and North Korea.

Both allies have permanent seats on the U.N. Security Council.

On Sunday, the Chinese Foreign Minister said Beijing will consult with Moscow in preparation of the annual meeting of the heads of state of the BRICS in September.

The BRICS countries, during the 9th Summit in China this year, will want to push for a common position on issues from climate change, to the migration crisis to Syria, North Korea, as well as WTO discussions and the protectionist policies of US President Donald Trump.

Trump has made reducing US trade...

15:57

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Dinosaurs" -- August 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Not sure how to post the intel tonight. So I'll just say wow.

The cabal was pronounced dead this week on Friday afternoon at the ASEAN summit in Manila. Over. Gone. Dead. Poof.

Words that come to mind are easy, simple, invisible, abundant and safe. Love defeated fear in every corner of the world.

Hallelujah!

All global geopolitical negotiations have been completed. There's world peace now, including North Korea and Qatar, Ukraine and Palestine. Even Syria and Yemen.

That one took my breath away.

Never in a million years did I think the RV would occur over a series of years both pre and post RV, but that's what the NPTB have designed this to do. Stretch out. Breath before and after the release to ease into the higher consciousness.

An enormously long runway was designed to deliver the true force of these financial reforms, accomplished over decades of which we are right in the middle of.

Wow.

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15:57

This whole two state solution is nonsense "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Miko Peled talking: I join the military in 1980. Right after high school like all Israelis need to do. Many dont today but you need to do. The atmosphere in which I grew up was of course that you volunteer for special forces then you do your best and there were 2 elements there to []

15:55

New North Korea Sanctions Are in a Race With Pyongyangs Missile Development "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.N. Security Council action aims to close loopholes, but many Asian nations have ties to Pyongyang

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MANILAThe United Nations Security Council passed the toughest-ever economic sanctions against North Korea over the weekend. Now comes the hard part: making them stick, and fast.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met here Sunday with counterparts from China, Russia, and a host of Asian countries as he sought to build momentum to isolate North Korea. He described the sanctions as a good outcome.

 

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who met Sunday in Manila with his North Korean counterpart, said Beijing has urged Pyongyang to stop the missile tests and even nuclear research which violate U.N. Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the international community.

There is one major obstacle, however: Time is running out. The most recent missile launched by the regime at the end of July would be able to fly more than 6,400 miles, according to one analysis, putting Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago within range. Some experts believe North Korea could develop a nuclear missile capable of handling atmospheric re-entry as early as next year.

The problem with sanctions alone is that we dont have that kind of time, said Leon Sigal, director of the New York-based Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project, pointing to lags between when sanctions are implemented and enforced and when the economic effects are felt. Theyre very close to an ICBM.

The Security Council has passed eight rounds of sanctions since 2006, when N...

15:54

Trashing Queensland: How the Newman Govt made the state into NSWs dump @Qldaah #qldpol "IndyWatch Feed National"

A policy decision in 2012 has led to a 210,000 tonne jump in the volume of interstate waste being tipped in Queensland. Table of contents Jump to comments section. (December 1, 2011) Bligh Government introduces waste levy. (July 1, 2013) Newman Government removes waste levy. (February 29, 2016) Ten percent of rubbish []

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15:51

Stop GOK: how residents of Chelyabinsk are resisting plans for a new copper plant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Plans for a new copper mining and enrichment plant outside the Urals town of Chelyabinsk are pitting Russian citizens against regional oligarchs. RU

The tree-felling operation at Tomino has already started, despite protests by residents. Source: Stop GOK. Twelve kilometres from the city of Chelyabinsk, the Russian Copper Company (RMK) is planning to build a new ore mining and enrichment plant. This Urals city, where local residents claim theres already nothing to breathe, is protesting how it can. But so far, they havent been successful in stopping RMKs advances.

Most of all, residents of Chelyabinsk and its surrounding villages are concerned by the tree-felling thats already happening near the construction site the green zone that allows one of Russias most polluted cities to breathe. Thus, in 2017, nearly 4,000 residents filed a suit with the Chelyabinsk regional government to revoke the act permitting the zoning change that transferred these forests into a different category (which allows the company to cut down the trees near the site). But on 1 August, the Chelyabinsk regional court decided against the residents, and the forest will continue to fall.

Perhaps the struggle against the Russian Copper Company is doomed to fail because its so hard to identify its real owners a situation familiar to many environmental activists. RMKs shareholders are offshore firms registered in Cyprus, and the company is directed by Igor Altushkin (Russias 47th richest businessman, according to Forbes). Indeed, many residents of the South Urals call RMK the Cyprus Copper Company. Despite the fact that the levels of copper at Tomino, the proposed site for the mining and enrichment plant, are very low, RMK pursues its commercial interests fiercely. It seems in the long term the company intends to expand into mining silver and other precious metals. RMK is cle...

15:50

Is Norwegian money funding Congo deforestation? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A recent report by conservation NGO Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is decrying what they say is Norwegian government complicity in funding a project they allege could result in the clearance of vast tracts of Congo rainforest and the release of billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. RFUKs report spotlights a project funded through []

15:48

Kids are gross: on feminists and agency "IndyWatch Feed National"

My son, Oscar, is three. He is articulate and perfectly able to understand plain English, but people are constantly talking about him, in his presence, as if hes not there. Many of my friends are self-described fierce feminists, who can and do rant indefinitely about the indignity women suffer by being silenced, ignored, objectified and dismissed, and yet they consistently do all of these things to Oscar.

15:48

Eiffel Tower evacuated over attempted attack by knife-wielding man, police say "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eiffel Tower evacuated over attempted attack by knife-wielding man, police say | 07 Aug 2017 | A young Frenchman who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for an attempted terrorist attack after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower.

15:47

Tillerson says can settle problems with Russia, avoid damaging ties "IndyWatch Feed War"

Reuters

AUGUST 6, 2017 / 11:15 PM

MANILA (Reuters) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday said the United States wants to work with Russia and it was pointless to cut off ties over their disagreements.

Discussing a meeting he held on Sunday with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Tillerson told reporters that Russia had indicated some willingness to talk and find ways to move forward on the thorny issue of the Ukraine.

He said he saw U.S.-Russia relations pragmatically and believed problems could be addressed, and stressed to Lavrov that Russia needed to understand that meddling in elections was a very serious issue.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Michael Perry

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Rex Tillerson meets for lengthy talks with Russias Sergey Lavrov amid diplomatic crisis

Russia has removed some 750 American diplomats from their positions

By Emily Shugerman New York

The Independent

lavrov-tillersonRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shake hands in the Treaty Room before heading into meetings at the State Department earlier this year.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he has engaged in lengthy talks with the US Secretary of State, and feels the US is ready to continue dialogue with Russia.

Mr Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Manila. It was the first conversation between the two men since the US imposed sanctions on Russia last week.

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15:43

European Union Preparing to Disable ATM Withdrawals When Banks Are Insolvent "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Reuters reports that the European Union is preparing to freeze withdrawals and ATMs when banks are "failing or likely to fail", in an effort to "save creditors' money". Of course, this ignores the fact that the people trying to withdraw their own money are, by definition, such creditors to the bank.

The European and American banks have both been stated to live on borrowed time. The Euro is fundamentally on shaky ground, after trying to combine economies with as fundamentally different characteristics but without the fiscal policy instrument to enforce conformity. Meanwhile, the US dollar has been printing as much money as it can since August 15, 1971, when the United States defaulted on its loans and obligations. (It wasn't worded like that, of course, but the net effect was still that the US cancelled payment on its international loans.) Both of these spheres of economic influence can be predicted to undergo serious disruption as bubbles burst in rapid succession, when they burst: the precise time is impossible to predict, just as it is impossible to predict the precise point in time of an avalanche or a volcano eruption, but at the same time completely possible to say that such an outcome will happen at some point.

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15:41

SECRET SAUDI WAR IN AL-AWAMIYAH- Bulldozers Reduce Awamia to Rubble "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front 06.08.2017  Source: observers.france24.com The British newspaper the Independent revealed several new details about the situation in the Al-Awamiyah town in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. The town has been under full siege by the Saudi Security Forces for three months, according to the report. Saudi security forces even even cut off electricity []

15:39

Canada Looking to Tax Small Business 93%? "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

The Finance Minister of Canada, Bill Morneau, has announced that the government is now targeting private corporations and fundamentally changing the way businesses are taxed. The Canadian government is focusing in on income sprinkling, earning passive investment income in a corporation, and converting a corporations ordinary income into tax-preferred capital gains. Effectively, the Canadian government is looking at itself first with no consideration whatsoever for the people or the economy. It is always about them just surviving. As for democratic processes, they rely upon tell the ignorant that they will get a free lunch if they tear those who create jobs into pieces.

In Canada, the income sprinkling is where small business owners sprinkle dividends and capital gains among adult relatives. In other words, you cannot give your children any money whatsoever unless they work. So under socialism, you are not allowed to be charitable with your own family. This is what the new hunt for taxes in Canada is all about. Take this with the other two proposals for tax increases and the combination will send taxation on small business to potentially as high as 93%. Government never really cares about the impact of their proposals. It is always just about them. The question we will be confronted with which we will examine at the Orlando World Economic Conference November 3rd & 4th, 2017, just how far can society be pushed in various regions until we hit the reset button?

15:38

Venezuelans Watch the Military for Signs of Fraying Loyalty "IndyWatch Feed War"

CARACAS, Venezuela As Venezuelas political crisis spins further out of control, many are looking to the military to see if its once-unflinching loyalty to the socialist revolution might be fraying.

On Sunday morning, Venezuelans awoke to news that a small group of armed men tried to take over a major military base in the central city of Valencia after a long-mutinous national guard captain appeared in a video calling for rebellion.

Military chiefs said the rebels were trying to steal weapons [AFP]Military chiefs said the rebels were trying to steal weapons [AFP]

The government said what it described as a terrorist attack led mostly by civilians dressed in fatigues and deserted officers, not active troops, was quickly put down and seven people were arrested. It wasnt clear how much support existed for the so-called Operation David, but dozens of civilians startled by the sound of gunfire poured into the streets singing Venezuelas national anthem to back the rebels.

Many people wonder whether the tension-filled incident could foreshadow a bigger uprising to come from a military with a long history of rebellion and whose troops like many Venezuelans are increasingly caught up in the nations economic and political crisis.

Analysts say that such a scenario is unlikely for now.

While signs of disgruntlement are growing as security forces come under a barrage of rocks and Molotov cocktails during almost-daily anti-Maduro protests, soldiers also fear persecution under an opposition government. In addition, they face risks that any plans for a secret uprising would be found out.

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15:37

Australia Hates Foreigners Now Their Property Taxes Are Doubled if you are Not Australian "IndyWatch Feed National"

New South Wales in Australia has doubled property taxes for foreign real estate buyers. Of course this violates international law, but governments are broke and they are doing their best to destroy the world economy from every which directions. The politicians are responding to Australians who see foreign buyers of property causing a real estate boom. Much like Britain who raised taxes to stop the real estate boom in London, the greatest problem with all these laws is rather simple. ALL LAWS ENACTED should automatically expire within 4 years. The patch work of draconian laws as Australia have been installing will isolate the economy and do far more harm than anyone suspects. The Japanese bought all sorts of property in the USA during their boom days. They then turned and sold it at a loss.
Until now, foreigners had to pay a 4% surcharge when buying properties in New South Wales. The surcharge has now been increased to 8%. New South Wales has become the second state in Australia to increase taxes for foreigners. Victoria announced a similar measure last year. The Australian government has also announced fines on foreign buyers who keep their homes unoccupied for more than six months in a year. The government claims that foreigners leave their properties vacant, which adds to housing shortage. This is clearly more of a racist view since the majority of foreigners buying properties in Australia are Chinese investors. They have accounting for two-thirds of a total A$47.3 billion invested in the property market in the 2016 financial year.
The government also plans to impose a 50% limit on foreign ownership in new developments, which the government sees as a way of increasing the housing stock for Australian purchasers. Yes, but what they are really doing is creating a real estate crash. Then Australians who have mortgages will be hurt where as the foreign buyers tend to pay cash.

15:34

The Hagmann Report: The Breakup of America- Soros Jefferson Movement- Paul Preston and Dave Hodges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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There is a legitimate State of Jefferson movement and there is a splinter movement. The splinter movement, State of Jefferson, is affiliate with George Soros organization moveon.org. This movement threatens the viability of the United States. Paul Preston and Dave Hodges appeared on the Hagmann Report and exposed this dire plot.

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15:31

VIX at record lows "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

 

Having watched the VIX break the psychological 10 level once again today, it looks comfortable in single digits having digested Fridays NFPs report. YTD, it remains down around 25% but with volumes so low, we must ask the question does this indicator still warrant such attention! As traded volumes decrease and market participants walk to the side, we watch a rally that still no-one has especially as we hit record high after record high. This has been the most hated bull market in history and still investors watch the DOW setting records daily.

 

One of the main reasons the fear cage is at such levels is precisely because people have missed this rally! If you dont own it why hedge? The velocity of money is also telling us that we are in a period of deflation and with the misunderstanding of QE only just distorting the picture. Yes, there are scary stories of geopolitical concerns but when the asset bubble is in the bond market, why fear the stock market.

So is the VIX the calm before the storm? We certainly need a good scare to get people convinced they were right all the time and its really a bear market that keeps going higher you cant fool them!

 

15:31

Make a Tesla Coil Winding Rig with KNex "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Instructables user [birdycrazy] built a winding rig from a PVC pipe and a bunch of KNex. He had recently started a Tesla coil project and needed an efficient way to wind the secondary coil. All of the designs for DIY winding rigs he found on the Internet required parts he didnt have or simply cost a bunch of money. Then he realized hed been building with Knex a lot, and why not build a tool to help him?

He ended up investing only his Knex elements and a length of 4 PVC pipe for the project. He used a Knex 12V motor because it plugs in rather than requiring batteries. After the coil had been completely wound he set it to rotate the assembly over a period of several days while the varnish coating dried.

[birdycrazy] has several cool Knex projects including a couple of automatic transmissions and a differential, all made with the toy. Also be sure to check out the Knex whiteboard plotter, the Citadel monster Knex castle, and the Knex skeeball table we published in the past.


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15:30

The Most Shocking Moments In Shondaland "IndyWatch Feed World"

Shonda Rhimes is an American television producer behind some of primetimes most successful shows. Here are some of the most unforgettable scenes from her ABC hits, Greys Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.

15:30

So what, youre still a crook "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Metiria Turei is still running with arent I a working class hero and Robin Hood type idol. The Greens co-leader Metiria Turei insists Labour didnt pressure her into giving up being a minister, saying shed made up her mind before hearing Labours position. Mrs Turei ruled herself out of any ministerial role on Friday after it was []

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15:30

How You Really Sound In Meetings "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whatever you do, dont overshare in meetings. Thats what happy hour was invented for.

15:30

The first robo adviser startup surpassed $10 billion in assets under management "IndyWatch Feed World"

Betterment, having reached this milestone, must prepare to deal with wealthier clients and more complicated financial situations.

15:30

Development of the Korean Crisis and the Position of the Peoples Republic of China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

62432123123Among other things, the launch of the North Korean ICBM has caused a series of negative statements from the media leadership of the United States on the subject of China. Initially, President Donald Trump himself criticized Chinas policy toward the DPRK on his Twitter, saying that he was very disappointed by the Chinese, who can very easily deal with the problem of North Korea if they so desired. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet they do nothing for us with North Korea, Trump wrote, adding that he will not allow this to continue any longer.

As a result, according to the Politico publication that cited two sources in the White House, for several days, the main advisers to the US president discussed on how to punish China whether to impose economic sanctions on Beijing or simply put limits through trade sanctions.

Similar accusations were levelled by the US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley. In addition to the odious statement that it was senseless to hold emergency meetings of the Security Council of the international organization on the actions of North Korea, because they are fruitless, Haley stressed that Beijing should promptly decide whether it would want to return to stronger UN sanctions, referring to the American draft resolution providing for a ban on the export of oil and petroleum products to the UK. And if not, Washington was ready to increase pressure on China, which accounts for the bulk of Pyongyangs foreign trade.

However, back on June 29, during a regular briefing, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert stated that Beijings pressure on Pyongyang on the North Korean nuclear issue is still rather weak: Washington is pushing for more active measures.

It seems more than likely that the outcome of the China-US summit was perceived as we pushed China and they backed down. The leadership of the Peoples Republic of China was polite, but this politeness was viewed as a form of capitulation, and the capitulation as weakness and willingness to succumb to the first instance of pressure. After that, the Washington strategists began developing their success so vigorously that they went too far, something about which the author had earlier warned.

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15:30

Name-Place-Animal-Thing: On Potholes, Dunkirk and Boys "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

This week: A viral song about potholes that ruffled many political feathers, the lack of Indians in Dunkirk and a video that turns men into sex objects.

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A song about potholes

The past few days have served as an excellent reminder for why pop culture is important. People are still discussing the feminism (or lack of it) in Lipstick Under My Burkha, Jay-Zs new album sparked off discussions about authenticity in art and marital relationships in general and a song about potholes in Mumbai has gone viral not only in India but Pakistan too.

Red FMs RJ Malishka Mendonsa didnt think this years poth...

15:30

Cancer Industry Profits from Nagalase Molecule Injected into Humans via Vaccines (Spurs Tumor Growth) "IndyWatch Feed World"

One of the world's most lucrative industries, spending on cancer drugs reached an all-time high last year, as it was valued at more than $100 billion. 

Spending on cancer drugs increased 6.5 percent annually over the past five years and is expected to continue growing at a rate of 8 percent each year through 2018, according to figures provided by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.

That spending is highly concentrated, as the US and five of Europe's largest countries account for nearly two-thirds of the entire market.

This means that billions and billions of dollars are secured by Americans being diagnosed with cancer.


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15:29

US Says Aircraft to Help Philippines Fight Pro-IS Militants "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANILA, Philippines The United States has been providing the Philippines with surveillance capabilities, training, information and aircraft to help it fight a months-long siege of a southern city by pro-Islamic State group militants, the top U.S. diplomat said Monday as he prepared to meet the countrys polarizing president.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Manila for a regional gathering, said the equipment includes a few Cessna aircraft and a few drones. He said theyll help the Philippines battle an enemy that fights in a way that most people have never had to deal with.

We think they are beginning to get that situation under control, Tillerson told reporters. But the real challenge is going to come with once they have the fighting brought to an end how to deal with the conditions on the ground to ensure it does not re-emerge.

Human rights groups have questioned President Donald Trumps willingness to engage with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been roundly criticized for a bloody war on illegal drugs that has killed thousands of suspects. But Tillerson argued theres no contradiction presented by the U.S. decision to help his country fight the militants, whose insurgency in the Philippines has stoked global fears about the Islamic State group exporting viole...

15:27

Another death on Manus, Government must immediately evacuate people to safety "IndyWatch Feed National"

Another man held by the Australian Government on Manus Island has been found dead. It is reported that the refugees body was found in dense jungle on the island. He was one of over 900 men who came to Australia seeking safety but have been held on Manus for four years.

Daniel Webb, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, said:

This man deserved to be treated with basic decency and respect. He deserved a chance to rebuild his life in freedom and safety. Instead, our government chose to be cruel, imprisoning him indefinitely on a remote island in truly awful conditions. He lost his freedom, his hope and ultimately his life. Its an absolute tragedy.

Manus and Nauru have always been dead end arrangements, destined to produce nothing other than misery, suffering and death. It is fundamentally wrong to leave 2000 innocent people 169 children trapped on painful road to nowhere.

Our government cannot guarantee their safety or that a single person will be resettled in America. After four years of fear and violence and shootings and death, the only humane and responsible way forward is to immediately evacuate every single man, woman and child held on Nauru and Manus to safety. Otherwise, further tragedy is inevitable, said Mr Webb.

Natasha Blucher, Detention Advocacy Manager at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, said No matter what the circumstances are around todays reported death, Manus is not safe for refugees. We are deeply concerned for the refugees and people seeking asylum who remain on Manus.

The refugee is the fifth man held on Manus, and the seventh in total, who has died since the current offshore regime started on 19 July 2013. His death comes tensions in the detention centre mount. The Australian Government is currently attempting to close the centres biggest compound and force the men living there to move into the East Lorengau Transit centre by shutting off water and electricity.

Hundreds of refugees in the detention centre are resisting being moved to the Transit Centre for fear of violence from locals and lack of support services at the centre. Two weeks ago three men were the victims of armed robberies, with two seriously injured in the attacks. Further reports over the weekend have emerged of attacks on refugees in the community.

Ms Blucher said, Messages and phone calls from terrified men have been coming through over the past week. They are being forced out of the regional processing centre with nowhere safe to go.  They are afraid of being attacked or being left in limbo forever in a place they are not welcome.

Mr Webb said, Our government has created a tense, frightening and dangerous situation on Manus. They are closing down the camp but the men detained inside it for the last four...

15:27

Fee Simple v Allodial Title: The State is Your Landlord "IndyWatch Feed National"

On this episode of Liberty Under Attack, we welcome back our LUA creative consultant, Kyle Rearden, in an attempt to answer this question: is there such a thing as private land ownership in Amerika? We provide you with a brief historical overview of the development of private property ethics in the West, define and explain

15:26

Why Work-Life Balance Is Bollocks "IndyWatch Feed National"

Its no great mystery either, writes Nelly Thomas.

Many of the worlds problems are so incredibly complex that we cant wrap our heads around them. They seem intractable, desperate and unfathomable and sometimes they actually are.

More often than not though, we do actually know the solution to our problems, we just dont like it.

Poverty could be solved by the rich giving to the poor. Homelessness could be solved by building more houses. Racism and sexism could be solved by those with power ceding some. Hunger could be solved by all-you-can-eat buffets in every village. (As an aside, this could be made possible from preventing food wastage alone.)

Theres plenty to go around, and if those with a lot gave to those very little, wed all have enough. We just dont want to.

The same applies to work-life balance: we can have it, but some people would have to work less and others would have to work more. (Im here all week, try the veal.)

I am often asked to speak at conferences and events on health and well-being. I have a long history of combining health promotion with my comedic skills and the areas Im most often asked to speak on are those that people find uncomfortable sex, mental health, weight, exercise and even family violence. If its done right, comedy is good for hard topics and one thing comedians are good at is opening up taboos. Our work does not allow for shame.

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By far the most common subject Im asked to speak on is work-life balance.

It has become the go to topic for organisations that want to be proactive about employee health and well-being, especially during Mental Health Week.

I willingly accept these offers. But on the condition that I can say the whole idea is bullshit.

In its purest sense, work-life balance as an idea, is great. It essentially means that individuals have an equitable distribution between the time and energy they spend on their work and the rest of their life. This is good for their health, wellbeing, family and even their productivity.

This understanding of work-life balance recognises that workers are also human who have other things to do like washing, tennis, Minecraft, baking, parasailing and visiting people in hospital (Im now at that age).

In short and ironies abound here its kind of t...

15:25

Asian Markets Climb on Momentum From Upbeat US Jobs Report "IndyWatch Feed National"

TOKYO Shares rose in Asia in early Monday trading after last weeks report of strong gains in U.S. payrolls. Japans Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6 percent to 20,075.21 as the yen slipped slightly against the U.S. dollar. A weaker yen enhances the overseas earnings of manufacturers when they are brought back to Japan.

KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kongs Hang Seng index added 0.3 percent to 27,652.60 and South Koreas Kospi was up 0.5 percent at 2,408.37. The S&P ASX 200 in Australia rose 1 percent to 5,776.50, while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.2 percent to 3,256.68. Indias Sensex was flat at 32,338.96. Taiwans benchmark jumped 0.7 percent, and shares in Southeast Asia were mixed.

WALL STREET LAST WEEK: Banks, technology companies and other stocks climbed Friday after the Department of Labor said U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July. Investors sold government bonds and bet that interest rates are going to rise, which lets banks make more money on loans. The Standard & Poors 500 index added 0.2 percent to 2,476.83. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.3 percent to 22,092.81, its ninth gain in a row. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.2 percent to 6,351.56 and the Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gained 0.5 percent to 1,412.32.

ANALYST VIEWPOINT: U.S. equity market and currency inched up hand-in-hand on positive jobs data last Friday, helping up global markets. Asian bourses are expected to play catch-up at the start of a packed trading week while keeping a keen eye on the flurry of events and data releases, Jingyi Pan of IG said in a commentary.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude shed 7 cents to $49.51 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It added 55 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $49.58 per barrel on Friday. Brent crude, the international standard, also fell 7 cents, to $52.35 a barrel.

CURRENCIES: The U.S. dollar was flat at 110.68 yen after trading near 111 yen on Friday. The euro climbed to $1.1802 from $1.1774.


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15:24

Maher Nails It in Hilarious Clip "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bill Maher wonders "what if i could actually show Republicans what it would look like if Obama had actually said some of the things that Trump has said." He gets a little help from Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, in this hilarious clip.

15:21

Pip Podcast #5: Bush Schools with Niki Buchan "IndyWatch Feed National"

Weve been exploring the ideas of nature play and wild education in the last few issues of Pip, but in our latest issue we feature a fantastic article on Bush Schools by Niki Buchan, an educator and nature play advocate. We loved her piece so much we needed to know more, and put together this Bush Schools podcast!

In the podcast, Niki chats with Pip editor Robyn Rosenfeldt about the importance of nature play, as well as sharing her top tips for introducing nature play into your childs life, at school and in the home. She also discusses the many barriers parents experience in our modern world with the lure of screen time and schools geared towards NAPLAN testing playing an ever increasing competitor to outdoor, unstructured play.

This is a practical and inspiring podcast for any parent who wants their child to enjoy the sort of childhood they did, roaming free, outdoors and in nature!

The post Pip Podcast #5: Bush Schools with Niki Buchan appeared first on Pip Magazine - Australian Permaculture.

15:20

Undead to protest Theater on the Hills production of Night of the Living Dead (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Five undead Bolingbrook residents plan to picket Theater on the Hills auditions for their production of Night of the Living Dead:

Theater on the hill will be holding auditions for their production of Night of the Living dead on 8/7/17 and 8/8/17.

Theyre using public property to enforce negative stereotypes about the undead,  said Karen, a resident who has been terminally living in Bolingbrook since 1998.  Its bad enough that I cant go to the movies or watch TV without seeing some grotesque stereotype about the undead.  Why does a theater company have to denigrate the undead?

The Bolingbrook chapter of the Undead Society hopes to use their protest to 1) counter myths about the undead, and 2) to persuade the company to let a representative from the society address the audience after each performance.

The living may treat this play like its harmless entertainment, said Adam, who has been terminally living in Bolingbrook since 2002. To us, Night of the Living Dead is the equivalent to Birth of a Nation.  We dont want to ban the production.  We just want the audience to know the truth about being undead.

According to the societys literature, Night of the Living Dead contains many inaccuracies about the undead.  They do not eat flesh, especially brains.  Terminal Living is not contagious, and the undead are not a sign of a zombie apocalypse.

Ive been shot in the head three times, said Joan, who has been terminally living in Bolingbrook since 1966.  Before Night of the Living Dead came out, everyone was cool with my condition.  Since that movie, I have lost my friends, and Im confined to the basement.  If it werent for cable TV, I wouldnt know what was going on in the world.  Im so happy that my husband has been so supportive.

Karen has tried to reach out to Theater on the Hills staff, but they hung up on her.  She also tried to speak with Mayor Roger Claar, but he refused to help:

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15:16

DIRTY PHILLY: How to make fortune from the dead, Porn Actress, Seductress, Gold Digger, Con Woman and the List goes on. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


by MAX LAPANA

The internet is a small place in PNG, back in the late 90s and early in 2000 onwards, Philly Kelegai was a household name, she was the first PNG to register herself as Papua New Guinea on Facebook and was requested to remove herself after TPNGA sent her numerous request to do so, so why all the fuzz about this nobody, well earlier this week she went on to taunt the member of the PNG Opposition, she specifically targeted the new Governor for East Sepik, ALAN BIRD MP. 

Part of what she posted was this:


Philly J Kelegai (mountain kaukau) on Gov. Allan Birds postWhen I see people giving accolades to some of these members who say they sleeping on a floor somewhere, "doin it tough" for the people.........mate, do that for all 365 days and then some and ill believe you....... lol.One hit wonders.....lol"

She can be forgiven if she was someone else but she is a "fake" media personality on EMTV and has a program running weekly that deal with issues of importa...

15:16

Judges Toss Murder Conviction of Blackwater Mercenary Who Killed 14 Unarmed Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Three former mercenaries who killed and injured 31 unarmed Iraqis in Nisour Square will be resentenced, and a fourth may be retried.

(COMMONDREAMS)  A federal appeals court on Friday threw out lengthy prison sentences of three former operatives for private mercenary firm Blackwater Worldwideand ordered a retrial for a fourth operative who had received a life sentencefor their roles in the notorious 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad, which left 14 unarmed Iraqis dead and another 17 wounded.

The men, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Paul Slough, and Nicholas Slatten, were convicted in October 2014 after years of legal battles, Common Dreams reported in 2015, when U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Slattenwho the government says fired the first shotsto life in prison and the other three men to 30 years and one day each on charges that included manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and using firearms while committing a felony.

During the 10-week trial in 2014, prosecutors said the four defendants, among 19 Blackwater guards providing security for State Department officials in Iraq, fired machine guns and grenade launchers in a reckless and out-of-control way after one of them falsely claimed their convoy, called Raven 23, was threatened by a car bomber, the Washington Post reported.

While defense lawyers have argued that the men were acting in self-defense, federal prosecutors wrote that the mens crimes here were so horrendousthe massacre and maiming of innocents so heinousthat they outweigh any factors that the defendants may argue form a basis for leniency,' Common Dreams reported.

The federal appeals court, in a split decision issued Friday, claimed prosecutors misapplied a law during the lower courts trial, the New York Times reported:

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15:12

John Moore: Jacinda throws Metiria under the bus, showing the Establishment that she's their woman "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacindamania has taken the country by storm. Jacinda Arderns rapid ascension to the leadership of the Labour Party was initially met with feelings of elation by those on the left. However, these feelings of joy were rapidly replaced by a sense of despair, confusion and expressions of Fuck Labour, when Ardern was seen to have thrown Green co-leader Metiria Turie under the bus. In this guest blog post, John Moore argues that Labours sanctimonious condemnation of Tureis past benefit and electoral fraud should have been expected. That Jacindas betrayal came as a shock to many on the left points to...

15:09

YouTube Will Censor Non-Rulebreaking Content, Manipulate Search Results, And Work With ADL "IndyWatch Feed World"

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15:06

GONE VIRAL: Mystery Sea Creatures Devour Meat After Vicious Attack On Teen "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sam Kanizay has suffered mystery injuries after dipping his feet into sea water. Photos: AAP

Sam Kanizay, 16, went for a 30 minute dip at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton on Saturday evening and walked out with what his family said were tiny marine creatures eating his legs.

His father, Jarrod Kanizay, said the creatures ate through Sams skin and left him bleeding profusely.

>WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: A Melbourne father has shared a horrific video of hundreds of what are believed to be sea lice devouring chunks of raw meat after his teenage son was left bleeding from an ocean swim.<

**THE DISTURBING FOOTAGE STARTS AT 2:58**

After realizing they could not stop the bleeding, the teenager was rushed to hospital where staff were baffled by the pin-sized holes all over his legs.

The following morning a curious Mr Kanizay went back down to the beach to catch a sample of the creatures he believes attacked his son.

He place a net full of raw meat in the water and footage shows hundreds of the creatures swarming around the food.

No one knows what the creatures are. Theyve called a number of people, whether its toxicity experts or marine exerts and other medics around Melbourne at least [and] yep, no one [knows], he said.

>READ MORE HERE<

15:06

MORE LIES=>Left-Wing Smear Machine Lists Gateway Pundit as Top Russia Propaganda Website "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Recently a far left smear website was created to track Russia propaganda and bots on Twitter.

The Alliance for Securing Democracy calls itself a dashboard tracking Russian Propaganda on Twitter.

But its real purpose is to smear websites supportive of Donald Trump and his accomplishments as Russian propaganda.

The Advisory Council for Alliance for Securing Democracy includes several #NeverTrumpers and far left hacks including: Michael Chertoff, Bill Kristol, Michael Morell, Mike McFaul, Jake Sullivan and Nicole Wong.

This is the insanity the left is peddling today.

The Washington Examiner recently posted an article suggesting there were hundreds of Russian accounts promoting the hashtag #FireMcMaster.

The liberal media is now citing Alliance for Securing Democracy to smear Trump supporters who oppose General McMaster and are pro-Trump.

The website claims hundreds of accounts linked to Russia have promoted the idea of firing McMaster via the hashtag.

If you go to the Alliance Securing Democracy webpage they have several websites listed as Russian propaganda websites.
The Gateway Pundit is included at the top of their list.

Despite the constant #FakeNews attacks there never...

15:00

Some political mug shots "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nothing makes a hot chocolate quite as special as drinking it out of a Whaleoil mug and we all know what Bill English would say if we sent him one of these beauties in the post Whale Oil Beef Hooked! Having your mug on a mug is pretty special too. Green co-leader Metiria Turei is the []

The post Some political mug shots appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Disputes Between Army and Militia over Oil; 198 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Disputes between Shi'ite Militiamen and regular army forces over oil smuggling may have caused the deaths of two security personnel.

The post Disputes Between Army and Militia over Oil; 198 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

15:00

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Miserablism   the quality of seeming to enjoy being depressed, or the type of gloomy music, art, etc, that evokes this; a tendency to take a miserable or pessimistic view on life; a consistently miserable outlook, negativity; a depiction of crime, social unrest, or depression.


Filed under: language Tagged: miserabilism

14:59

Cartoons on the Metiria Turei controversies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Morris - RNZ 28 July 2017 Body - NZ Herald 5 August 2017 Emmerson - NZ Herald 5 August 2017 Moreu - Timaru Herald 5 August 2017 Chicane - Southland Times 5 August 2017 Emmerson - NZ Herald 5 August 2017 Chicane - Southland Times 1 August 2017 Body - NZ Herald 22 July 2017 Craig - ODT 22 July 2017 Scott - Dominion Post 19 July 2017

14:54

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

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 7 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 7 Aug. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Aug. 6 2017 10:04 pm EDT Operation Disclosure GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for August 6, 2017 READ FULL SITREP
https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. The RV was scheduled to go last night Aug. 5.

2. The remaining Senate and House Cabal members had no choice now but to surrender their allegiance to the Cabal in return for amnesty.

3. The Republic was already secretly GESARA compliant since the signing of the Sanctions Bill.

4. USA, Inc. being in control was a facade for the public.

5. McCain backstabbed his own Zionist buddies and the remaining Cabal were running out of time.

B. Aug. 6 2017 10:01 pm EDT GCR Intel Situation Report: "Stalemate" - GCR/RV Intel SITREP - Sunday - August 6, 2017

1. We had from five credible sources that the RV was scheduled to go last night Aug. 5.

2. Trump per his own resignation agreement was to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller and the political and media shit storm was scheduled start. But it didn't happen.

3. All remaining Cabal members of the Senate and House suddenly surrendered their last Cabal allegiances and asked for both their amnesty and SKR packages returned for passing GESARA reforms when they come back from recess in Sept.

4. The Elders said yes to the new round of pro GESARA voting (which was originally had the RV hidden in the healthcare bill), but no to the IQD SKRs. That's where we sat today Sun. Aug. 6.

5. The Republic was already GESARA compliant, and publicly approved through the Russian Sanctions Bill President Trump signed last week, begrudgingly. Though the public still believed that the USA, Inc. had autonomous Senators and Congressmen actually making organic laws.

6. By not going through the motions of a public vote for new laws already agreed to and signed by the restored Repub...

14:50

August 7th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #200 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

14:50

Urgent Warning Issued By Human Rights Group Over New Police Bill In Congress "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Josie Wales

Last week, Human Rights Watch penned an open letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees voicing their strong opposition to a new bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue police for constitutional violations. Read More

14:50

US Deep State Dictatorship Brands Venezuela Leader a Dictator "IndyWatch Feed War"

Posted on August 5, 2017  by Richard Edmondson [ Ed. note Top ranking officials of the US, a country run by a dictatorial deep state and that is rapidly losing even the outward trappings of democracy, are now calling Nicholas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, a dictator. This means Venezuela can prepare for more violence, more []

14:49

Trump Toon "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Morten Morland The Sunday Times

Trump on his working vacation. Trump who criticised Obama for playing golf and vacation. Trump who said he would probably not take vacations.


14:45

Monday August 7th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

14:44

How Grimm is Staten Island's Future? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Trump's hometown wasn't kind to him last year. NY-5 (southeast Queens) gave Hillary an 85.7-12.7% rout. NY-07 (Lower East Side, Chinatown, Little Italy, Bushwhack in Brooklyn and Woohaven in Queens) gave her a 86.9-10.4% win over Trump. But that was nothing compared to NY-13 (Upper Manhattan) where Hillary took 92.3% of the vote to Trump's 5.4% or NY-15 (South Bronx) where Trump only got 4.9% of the vote. But there was one NYC district that Trump actually won. NY-11 is all of Staten Island-- which Trump won 95,612 (57.2%) to 67,561 (40.4%)-- and a chunk of south Brooklyn. Districtwide, Trump won 53.6% to 43.8%. Trump even won much of the Brooklyn part, especially the areas still controled by the Italian Mafia Families and those packed with Russian-Jewish immigrants. Weird district, NY-11, the Brooklyn part stretching from Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst all the way up to the corner of Avenue P and East 15th Street, a block from the famous JFK appearance at Dubrow's during the 1960 primary that was supposed to-- and did-- prove that he could win in the most liberal neighborhoods in America. Those neighborhoods w