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Thursday, 12 October

04:22

Apples intermittent password prompts prime iOS users for phishing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By asking iOS users to enter their AppleID password intermittently and with no regard of environment, Apple has laid the groundwork for phishers to go after the sought-after login credentials. Wheres the problem? iOS asks the user for their iTunes password for many reasons, the most common ones are recently installed iOS operating system updates, or iOS apps that are stuck during installation. As a result, users are trained to just enter their Apple ID More

02:01

Investigation reveals large botnet hiding behind Fast Flux technique "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fast Flux, a DNS technique first introduced in 2006 and widely associated with the Storm Worm malware variants, can be used by botnets to hide various types of malicious activities including phishing, web proxying, malware delivery, and malware communication. The technique allows the botnet to hide behind an ever-changing network of compromised hosts, ultimately acting as proxies and making detection incredibly difficult. High-level architecture overview of the Fast Flux network and associated threat landscape More

00:37

Shinmoedake volcano starts erupting after 6 years of quiescence, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Following increased seismic activity detected since September 23, 2017, Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama) in Kyushu, Japan started erupting at 20:34 UTC on October 10, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns in a thin layer of ash. The last eruption of this volcano...... Read more

Myanmar caves yield up 19 new gecko species "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In a tiny, remote region of Myanmar, scientists have discovered 19 new species of strikingly patterned geckos. These lizards were found in isolated limestone hills and towers (known as karst) within a small area of 90 kilometers by 50 kilometers (56 miles by 31 miles), and are most likely restricted to these limestone blocks, the researchers say. I was quite surprised both by the numbers but even more so by the close proximity of the species to one another, Lee Grismer of La Sierra University in California, who led the surveys, told Mongabay. Nothing like this has ever been discovered in this group. The published official count now is 15 and I will submit a paper soon describing another four. The 15 officially described species include three new dwarf geckos from the genus Hemiphyllodactylus, reported in the Journal of Natural History. The list also includes 12 new species of bent-toed geckos from the genus Cyrtodactylus, described in a study that will soon be published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. A new species of Cyrtodactylus, a bent-toed gecko discovered in Myanmar. Photo by L. Lee Grismer. Finding these geckos wasnt easy. Guided by people from local villages, forest officials and Buddhist monks, Grismer and his team spent several nights searching for geckos in thick, remote karst forests and dark limestone caves. Not all the newly described geckos were unknown. The monks who occupied monasteries associated with some of the caves might have seen some of the lizards now and

Puigdemont postpones declaration of independence to make a final offer of dialogue to Spain (Gerard Pruna) "IndyWatch Feed World"

11/10/2017 - by GERARD PRUNA / MAIOL ROGER / ALEIX MOLDES / NRIA ORRIOLS The CUP doesn't applaud President's speech to Parliament   The mandate to make Catalonia an independent state has ...

00:24

The Secret History of Mac Gaming The Loop

From the Kickstarter page:

The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. Its a book about people who made games and people who played them people who, on both counts, followed their hearts first and market trends second. How in spite of everything they had going against them, the people who carried the torch for Mac gaming in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s showed how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.

This looks amazing. I love the cover design. Gorgeous, and emblematic of that old school Mac look and feel. Check out the kickstarter. Hoping this meets its goals.

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00:21

Steve Jobs, services, and the tail wagging the dog The Loop

Dana Blankenhorn, Yahoo! Finance:

Apple is expected to have revenue of $50.94 billion for the September quarter, which is the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, and earnings of $1.86 per share. Margins are expected to be 38%.

Without revenue from services that would not be possible.

Dana is making the case that Apple is morphing into a services company.

More from the article:

The man behind Apples retail stores, George Blankenship, says services are also the future of the shopping mall. In his opinion, easy shopping, fast WiFi, and delivery services will make shopping centers relevant for millennials and their Generation Z siblings, and I believe him.

Because Apple owns its own cloud data centers, it can earn maximum margins from this trend. Instead of renting the space it uses for services, it owns the space, with all the tax benefits. Steve Jobs dismissed services as the tail wagging the dog. For Tim Cook, this is the dog.

I find this fascinating. For Steve, the product is the dog, the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, collectively, is the dog. The services are the tail.

Is Apple truly becoming a services company? Is this inevitable, the only way Apple can maintain its momentum, size, and revenue stream?

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00:12

The Siri hierarchy of needs The Loop

Thoughts on things that do not work on Siri, and the hierarchy of needs that has evolved leading from what works flawlessly to []

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Wednesday, 11 October

23:44

MACKAY Driver behind wheel with cocktail of drugs in system "IndyWatch Feed National"

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23:40

A Shazam for the art world The Loop

Gunseli Yalcinkaya, Dezeen:

Smartify launched at the Royal Academy of Arts in London last week. It has been described by its creators as a Shazam for the art world, because like the app that can identify any music track it can reveal the title and artist of thousands of artworks.

It does so by cross-referencing them with a vast database that the company is constantly updating.

I love the idea of this app. One key difference between Smartify and Shazam is that the creators/sellers do the database updating in Shazam, while Smartify does the updating themselves. While Shazam is a general purpose solution, Smartify is more collection specific, working with museums, for example, to tag all the items in a specific gallery.

Looking forward to taking it for a spin the next time Im at MoMA. Wondering if Smartify can handle sculpture and other 3D artforms.

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23:30

Google is nerfing all Home Minis because mine spied on everything I said 24/7 The Loop

First things first, credit to Google for their response to this issue. This was a technical glitch which they addressed by nerfing all the Home Minis til they figure out a fix. An interesting read, nonetheless.

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23:22

Dow Jones technical error spreads fake news story of Google acquiring Apple The Loop

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

The Dow Jones newswires had a technical error which caused the portal to report several spurious stories including several headlines claiming Google was acquiring Apple for $9 billion, and that the deal was pre-arranged with Steve Jobs in his will.

I get that a technical error caused the stories to flow, but where did they come from in the first place? Its not like someone accidentally wrote them.

From Dow Jones:

Please disregard the headlines that ran on Dow Jones Newswires between 9:34 a.m. ET and 9:36 a.m. ET. Due to a technical error, the headlines were published. All of those headlines are being removed from the wires. We apologize for the error.

Nope. An error is the release of the stories. But the creation of those stories is something else entirely. This should not be dismissed as a simple mistake.

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23:00

Hackers go after Australian ICT, managed services providers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which integrates the national security cyber capabilities and serves as a hub for collaboration and information sharing with the private sector and critical infrastructure providers, state and territory governments, academia and international partners, has released its annual Threat Report, which encompasses the period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017. Private sector incident responses by sector Among the current cyber attack trends and cybersecurity challenges Australians and Australian More

22:50

White House Confirms Resident Nazi Stephen Miller Is An Even Bigger Scumbag Than You Knew Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

White house Nazi Stephen Miller is a scumbag. At this point, theres no question about it. Hes a Nazi and therefore is a scumbag.

But there are other reasons Miller is a piece of trash outside of his struggle, or kampf, with people remembering his long history of riding the white rage train to the White House, spouting Nazi dog-whistle terms like cosmopolitan (it means Jew, in case youre unaware) when insulting opponents.

Miller, whose family mostly seems to hate him based on their social media remarks, is now beset by the FAKE NEWS fake newsing up some more fake news aboutoh, the White House confirmed this one?

The New York Times reports that in high school Miller showed his contempt for women by leaping into the final stretch of a race they had been running for quite some time:

Mr. Miller set off on a patriotic semi-striptease before the editor of the student newspaper, according to the editor, Ari Rosmarin, theatrically removing a button-down to reveal an American flag T-shirt in protest of an article he found inconsistent with the national interest. (The White House denied any symbolic unbuttoning, though officials confirmed Mr. Millers fondness for the T-shirt.)

He jumped, uninvited, into the final stretch of a girls track meet, apparently intent on proving his athletic supremacy over th...

22:20

Left And Right Have Nothing In Common On NAFTA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Stephanie Basile for Popular Resistance. Washington, DC - Today, the fourth round of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are taking place in Washington, DC. Protests are planned at multiple locations around DC, including a petition delivery of over 360,000 signatures to Congress demanding the elimination of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). United under the threat from continually expanding corporate power, the fight against NAFTA has brought together a cross-section of social movements, including unions, community groups, land reform movements, environmentalists, food safety groups, and internet rights organizations.

22:18

ISIS in Iraq Surrenders, 1826 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Good morning, Im still reporting on: ISIS in Iraq Surrenders, 1826 Synopsis: President Trump has scored a major victory in the war on ISIS. Today, Jennifer Griffin of Fox News reported that one of the last ISIS strongholds in Iraq, Hawija, has fallen and now one thousand rag-tag ISIS fighters have surrendered to Kurdish authorities rather than follow their leaders demand that they fight to the death. [insert] The Iraqi military said that it took only 3 days of actual fighting before most of the ISIS army grabbed their families and ran. The Islamic states governor told the men to turn themselves into the Kurdish forces instead of waiting to be captured by the Iraqi Army and its Iranian-trained allies because they are notorious for killing not only all prisoners but their entire families also. During the subsequent interrogation by the Kurds, many of the so-called fighters claimed they were merely cooks or clerks not really fighting soldiers. They said they had only joined recently because the $100 a month was the best pay around. Support Our Sponsors: - 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/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF 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 YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/Th...

22:18

NFL Surrenders to Trump, 1827 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

- Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: NFL Surrenders to Trump, 1827 Synopsis: President Trump has scored another major victory in the war on his deep state opponents. As a result of the anti-American protests of our national anthem, in the last month the popularity of the NFL has dropped from 57% to 44%. TV ratings in the last month are down 8% from last season, and thats a big move in TV terms. Today, President Trump ratcheted up the pressure on the NFL. According to Howie Kurts report this evening on Bret Biehrs Special Report on Fox: [insert] The result, NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, caved: [insert] However, during week 2 of the protests, Jones was pictured taking a knee and locking arms with the protesting players during the anthem. Bottom line, another victory for Trumps presidential approach. Im still reporting from the one-time, free-speech capital of the world. Good day. Support Our Sponsors: - 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/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF 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 YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/...

22:17

Steve Bannon Declares War on Globalist Senators, 1825 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

"Cruz Using Hi-Tech Dirty Tricksters" https://youtu.be/X8hJofse56g - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Good morning, Im still reporting on: Steve Bannon Declares War on Globalist Senators, 1825 Synopsis: Steve Bannon appeared on Hannity last night and declared war on the globalist Republican Senators who hate President Trump and are preventing him from passing any of his legislative agenda. Bannon starts the conversation talking about why Trump cant get any of his major legislative measures passed. [insert] Blather! How did it go for us the last time we elected a self-described Constitutional expert to the Presidency? And thats what Cruz is waiting around for his opportunity. Im sorry, but I cannot support Ted Cruz. Why? Well hes a smooth talker, so he knows exactly what the right wants to hear, but when Cruz won the Iowa primary back in Feb. 2016, he did so with the assistance of the same illegal black-ops group that has in one way or another given us the tragedy in the city of lights last week. I encourage you to click on the link below to our report #569, Cruz Using Hi-Tech Dirty Tricksters, published on Feb. 2, 2016. The link is below. https://youtu.be/X8hJofse56g Ill support Ted Cruz only when and if he admits to using black-ops former CIA contractors to steal the Iowa primary from Trump and then, only if he can prove that he is eligible to be a US Senator that is, he is a natural-born citizen. My opinion and Beth disagrees with me here - Cruz is a smooth talker who is primed and ready to sell us down the globalist river when and if he is needed in the future. Support Our Sponsors: - 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/ - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF 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,...

22:14

Death penalty has no place in the 21st century, says UN chief "IndyWatch Feed World"

The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said as he called on all countries to stop executions.

22:13

Catalunya: Facing Two Bad Options, Choose the Third : On the Showdown between Spain and Catalunya "IndyWatch Feed War"

A demonstration for Catalan independence.

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, played for time today, suspending the declaration of independence mandated by the referendum in order to continue negotiations with the central government of Spain, the European Union, andpresumablyhardliners in his camp who desire to proclaim Catalan independence unilaterally. As these two sides face off, jockeying for position on the world stage, how should we relate to this conflict? Weve translated another text from anarchists on the Iberian peninsula addressing this question.

On the Spanish side, we see old-fashioned brute force covered with the usual thin veneer of legalism. When the Spanish minister of the economy says This is about a rebellion against the rule of law, and the rule of law is the foundation of coexistence, he is issuing the sort of veiled threat that emperors have always used to keep their vassals in check. The police and military forces converging in Catalunya are not an exception, but the rule on which this rule of law is based; there would be no Spain if not for the sort of violence with which Spain tried to block the referendum, and no other states either.

This explains the fascist flags and Nazi salutes in Madrid, and the spokesperson for the ruling party in Spain suggesting that Puigdemont may end up like the last Catalan President to declare independence, who was murdered by a fascist firing squad with the assistance of Nazi Germany. When democracy does not serve to legitimize the state but threatens to split it asunder, partisans of pure, unmediated violence will always come to the fore within the ruling party.

On the Catalan side, we see a large number o...

22:12

Insider Stock Trading Before Attack, 1824 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:12

Finding the Perfect Business Mentor in the Digital Age "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The digital age didnt just transform our way of life, but it has pretty much changed almost all of our ideologies and thoughts as to how we should see life. This is especially true if youre in the business industry, or if youve just ventured into it.

Gone are the days when the means of acquiring information was limited to face-to-face communication or through the telephone. Now, there are many ways to do it, especially that the internet pretty much has everything.

This leads us to the reality that guidance is an essential part of venturing into the business world. Thus, the need to have a business mentor rises. But now that the times have changed due to the digital revolution, its not as simple as asking a question and getting the answers right away. Thats what were going to talk about in this article.

Here, were going to help you find the perfect business mentor in todays modern landscape.

  1. Experience is Not Measured by Age

We all know how information flows in todays current society. The exchange of data now happens instantaneously. And because of it, a lot of things can be learned in an instant anytime and anywhere. This is the reason why the amount of experience does not anymore equate to the number of years.

Now, experience is measured by the exact tasks and varieties of skills and knowledge present in an individual. This means that when searching for a business mentor, its important to not look at their age, but in the persons skill set instead.

  1. Real-time Mentoring

Probably the best thing about todays digital age is the instantaneous exchange of information. Business mentorship benefits greatly from this technological feat because communication between the mentor and the client happens in real-time.

And a good business mentor well knows that fact, which is why they need to apply it. By practicing real-time mentoring, youre able to turn theories into practical applications on how youre going to better your business processes.

  1. Reputable Reputation

This c...

22:10

In Quest for Digital Gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In Quest for Digital Gold by ALEXGUREVICH  Market Philosopher How did gold become gold? And, more importantly, why is gold staying gold? Silver had its run during some periods and in some cultures, but silver has become tarnished as a store...

The post In Quest for Digital Gold appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:07

More Russophobia circus: "Russia Interfered" by purchasing Anti-Trump Ads? "IndyWatch Feed World"

After the ludicrous "Russian hacking" claims have died down for lack of evidence, the attention was moved to even more ludicrous claims of "Russian ads influenced the elections". Some readers are upset that continue to debunk the nonsense the media spreads around this. But lies should not stand without response. If only to blame the reporters and media who push this dreck. As evidence is also lacking for any "Russian interference" claims the media outlets have started to push deceiving headlines. These make claims that are not covered at all by the content of the related pieces. The headlines are effective because less than 20% of the viewers ever read beyond them. On the NYT Homepage today we find another one of these: Google Finds Russia Bought Ads to Interfere in Election.

22:07

September Inflation Seen at Six-Month High "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A recent hike in house rent allowances for government employees, coupled with staggered price hikes by firms adjusting to GST, may have contributed to price rises.

A woman looks at an item as she shops at a food superstore in Ahmedabad, India October 13, 2016. Credit: Reuters

A woman looks at an item as she shops at a food superstore in Ahmedabad, India October 13, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Bengaluru: Indias retail inflation likely edged up in September, driven by higher salaries of government employees as well as the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a Reuters poll found, a development that would make further monetary policy easing unlikely.

Consumer inflation is forecast to have risen to 3.60% in September from a year ago, above Augusts 3.36%, the poll of 36 economists showed.

The data is due to be released on October 12 at 1200 GMT. If the September number matches the poll consensus, inflation would be the highest in six months yet still below the Reserve Bank of Indias mid-term target of 4%.

A recent hike in house rent allowances for government employees, coupled with staggered price hikes by...

22:04

The Opioid Crisis : White Despair and the Scapegoating of People of Color "IndyWatch Feed War"

Packets of heroin stamped with Donald Trump's name.

In dominant American discourse, white people are always the protagonists. Their problems and dilemmas, pleasures and pain, are treated as everyones primary concern. Even if you are not included in this narrative, youre forced to reckon with it. While we anarchists would like to see a world in which no character is a caricature, in which people are not divided by race and only take delight in our differences, we are all currently obliged to pay attention to the problems of white people because, in their pain, they frequently lash out at those they perceive as their enemies. The opioid crisis is a prime example.

In an interview on National Public Radio, author Margaret Talbot describes a scene she witnessed at a softball practice in West Virginia:

There were a bunch of middle school-age girls sitting on the ground comforting each other and crying, there were two little kids running around crying and screaming, and there were a lot of adults trying to help them and escort them away from the scene because two parents who had come to their daughters practice, a man and a woman, had both overdosed simultaneously and were lying on the field about six feet apart and in obvious need of resuscitation. Their two little younger children who had come with them were trying to get them to wake up. So Michael and his colleague were able to revive the parents using Narcan, which is the antidote to opioid overdosesreverses them. But as is increasingly the case, it took several doses to revive them because they had probably had heroin that was cut with something stronger, possibly fentanyl. And so this was the scene that was witnessed by many people in this community who were at this softball practice on an afternoon in March.

Some of those adult witnesses, Talbot says, were encouraging the EMTs to let the parents die. This inhumanity is shocking; its no mystery why people like the ones in this story are trying to get high. Few people feel like their lives are worth much these days; constant low-level stress over money, family, relationships, social disorder, health, and work are features of everyones lives. When youre poor, and perhaps socially isolated, those things compound. Poverty is only occasionally dramatic or joyful; mostly, its crushingly boring and stressful. If you are prescribed pain medication because of an injury or chronic pain, the euphoria and floating freedom may...

22:04

Mankind has Interrupted the Holocene on the Geological Time Scale "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Anthropocene Working Group honorary chair Colin Waters says the geological reality of the Anthropocene is now clear.(NASA Photo)

Humans Have Messed With Earth So Much, Formal Anthropocene Classification Now Needed

From an Article by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, October 2, 2017

From climate change to invasive species to changes in the planets fundamental chemical cycles, the markers indicating profound change make clear that the Holocene is over.

A group of scientists says that the scope of human impact on planet Earth is so great that the Anthropocene warrants a formal place the Geological Time Scale.

Our findings suggest that the Anthropocene should follow on from the Holocene Epoch that has seen 11.7 thousand years of relative environmental stability, since the retreat of the last Ice Age, as we enter a more unstable and rapidly evolving phase of our planets history, said Professor Jan Zalasiewicz from the University of Leicesters School of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, in a statement released Monday.

The scientsts write:

We conclude that human impact has now grown to the point that it has changed the course of Earth history by at least many millennia, in terms of the anticipated long-term climate effects (e.g. postponement of the next glacial maximum: see Ganopolski et al., 2016; Clark et al., 2016), and in terms of the extensive and ongoing transformation of the biota, including a geologically unprecedented phase of human-mediated species invasions, and by species extinctions which are accelerating (Williams et al., 2015, 2016).

Defining characteristics of the period include: marked acceleration of rates of erosion and sedimentation; large-scale chemical perturbations to the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other elements; the inception of significant change in global climate and sea level; and biotic changes including unprecedented levels of species invasions across the Earth.

Many of these changes are geologically long-lasting, and some are effectively irreversible.

The findings from the international team led by the University of Leicester were presented last year at the International Geo...

22:01

Woher wissen die Amis eigentlich, dass die NSA-Tools ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Woher wissen die Amis eigentlich, dass die NSA-Tools ihren Datenreichtum via Kaspersky hatten?

Na weil ihr Buddy Israel Kaspersky gehackt hat und da die NSA-Tools gefunden hat!

Das ist ja mal supergeil. Israel hackt Kaspersky, entdeckt dabei illegale Angriffstools der Amerikaner, aber Kaspersky sind jetzt die Bsen. Ja nee, klar.

Wisst ihr, was wir schon lange nicht mehr hatten? Remote ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Wisst ihr, was wir schon lange nicht mehr hatten? Remote Code Execution per DNS!

Und ironischerweise im neuen DNSSEC-Support des DNS-Clients bei Windows. Auf mich hrt ja immer keiner, wenn ich sage, dass Komplexitt der Feind ist. Ach komm, das ist doch ein Security-Feature! Da kloppen wir noch ein paar metrische Tonnen Code drum herum, ist doch fr die Security!1!!

22:00

Dollar Tree LED Bulb Tear Down "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It is hard to remember now, but there was a time when electronics were expensive. [Adrian Black] found some 9W (60W equivalent) LED light bulbs at the Dollar Tree (a U.S. store where everything costs a dollar). Naturally, they cost a dollar, and he wanted to see what was inside of them. You can see the resulting video, below.

Apparently where [Adrian] lives there is a subsidy paid to retailers for selling LED lighting, so you may not be able to get the same bulbs at that price. Still, the price of these bulbs has dropped like a rock over the last few years.

It is interesting to see how you cut costs when your volumes go so high. For example, the bulb has two boards in it. They mate with an ingenious slot system cut into the boards themselves and then just solder together. There are 9 LED devices inside, each with three LEDs. The power supply? Just a bridge rectifier and a smoothing capacitor. Theres just not much inside.

When you think about electronic prices in the past, consider that the purchasing power of the dollar keeps dropping, too. A radio might have cost $50 in 1935 and a much better performing radio might cost $10 today. But in 1935, $50 would have been two months of rent or more. So the real comparison isnt $50 to $10, it is more like $1600 to $10. How can you manufacture a bunch of plastic pieces, 9 LED devices, a capacitor, a bridge rectifier, an IC, two PCBs, and some resistors, put them together, stick them in a printed box, and ship them across the ocean and wind up selling them for a dollar? Keep in mind, too, the store isnt giving them away, so the actual cost must be less (not counting any subsidy). Amazing.

Weve talked about scaling designs, although few of us will ever get a design made in the numbers of something like this. Oh, and while we know this isnt actually a hack, we think youll agree this is.


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22:00

NATO Concerned by Russia"s Military Buildup Close to Our Borders "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Secretary-General of NATO said this on October 9th, speaking in NATO member Romania, right across the Black Sea from Russias region of Crimea (which had always been part of Russia except for the brief period 1954-2014, when the Soviet dictator arbitrarily transferred Crimea to Ukraine in 1954 i.e., the Soviet dictator had made Crimea Ukrainian, and only in 2014 was a plebiscite actually held there in order to determine what the people there wanted, and more than 90% chose to be restored to the Russian Government).

22:00

New Jersey Teachers Union Backs Pro-Trump Candidate, Warning Democrats Not to Take Educators for Granted "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Teacher and New Jersey Education Association president, Marie Blistan, second right, answers a question, as she stands in front of the Statehouse with others holding a display of photographs entitled "A Blind Eye: the Immorality of Inaction," in Trenton, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

22:00

Cooking Them to Death: The Lethal Toll of Hot Prisons "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As the climate changes, inmates without air-conditioning have no escape from extreme heat.

21:59

BOMBSHELL: Health Ranger identifies distance of second shooter at Las Vegas massacre and its NOT the Mandalay Bay hotel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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(Natural News) PRIORITY ALERT to all readers and fans:

After a detailed forensic acoustics analysis rooted in science and physics, I have affirmatively identified the range / distance of a second shooter at the Las Vegas massacre. A detailed analysis video, complete with two whiteboards explaining the acoustics science, will be posted here this Tuesday.

UPDATE: The video has now been released! See the full video, below

I have also forensically confirmed that some rifle rounds were, indeed, coming from a range that is consistent with the distance of the Mandalay Bay hotel. This analysis is rooted in bullet time of flight acoustic analysis (forensic acoustics), and it is irrefutable proof based on the laws of physics. These are bombshell revelations that may change the course of the investigation. All the math will be clearly spelled out for you in the upcoming video to be posted here on Tuesday.

To repeat: YES, my analysis confirms that at least one shooter was almost certainly positioned at the Mandalay Bay. But a second shooter is also clearly identified at a significantly closer range through forensic acoustic analysis. I repeat: There were at least TWO shooters in play, operating at two very different ranges. One of these ranges is much closer to the concert venue than the Mandalay Bay property. The evidence is already encoded in all the audio of all the videos posted on YouTube. This will all be explained in the upcoming technical explanation video.

Three likely locations where a second shooter was perched

By combining this acoustic forensic analysis with map...

21:59

Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 20 "IndyWatch Feed War"


Op de Amerikaanse website Truthdig van zondag 1 oktober 2017 zette de oud New York Times-correspondent Chris Hedges het volgende uiteen:

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21:57

Paul Craig Roberts 311 "IndyWatch Feed War"

UPDATE: This from a UK trauma surgeon:

UPDATE: This from a UK trauma surgeon:
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21:57

Hackers steal $60 million from Taiwanese bank using bespoke malware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A hacking gang abused the SWIFT banking network to steal $60 million after planting malware on a Taiwanese bank's servers.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

21:57

Eminem Star Performance at Bet Awards 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Submitted by a Reader Eminem Rips Donald Trump In BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher The above clip had 3,507,670 views within the first few hours of posting on YouTube!Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Bet Awards 2017, BET Hip Hop Awards, Eminem, Freestyle Cypher

21:56

Egyptian activist banned from collecting human rights award "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Mohamed Zaree is one of several Egyptian human rights activists banned from travel over allegations that their work harms national security

21:54

U.S. Intervention in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite Syrian Governments Attempts to Unify Country US-backed Kurdish SDF Persist with Land Theft

21:52

Vrije Universiteit schoffeert verzetsheld "IndyWatch Feed War"

Vrije Universiteit schoffeert verzetsheld genocide


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21:51

Anupam Kher Replaces Gajendra Chauhan as FTII Chairman "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Chauhans appointment as chairman in 2015 had been met with protests, with FTII students holding a 139-day strike.

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Actor Anupam Kher has been appointed the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) today, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry officials said. Anupam replaces Gajendra Chauhan who had a controversial tenure as head of the Pune-based institute. Chauhans term ended in March.

The governments choice of Chauhan, a BJP member and television actor who played Yudhishthir in B.R. Chopras epic TV series Mahabharat, in June 2016 had left the film industry shocked. He had no association with the institute, neither as a student nor a faculty. Chauhan had been associated with the BJP for more than 20 years but became an official member in 2004. He had campaigned extensively for the BJP in Haryana during the Lok Sabha and state elections in 2014. I&B ministry officials had, however, denied that Chauhans nomination was an attempt at saffronisation and that the RSS had been involved in the decision.

The students of the institute had held a 139-day...

21:51

Chris Hedges: The elites 'have no credibility left' "IndyWatch Feed War"

The elites have no credibility left: An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

By David North 
6 October 2017
On Monday, WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North interviewed Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, lecturer and former New York Times correspondent. Among Hedges best-known books are War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, The Death of the Liberal ClassEmpire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which he co-wrote with the cartoonist Joe Sacco, and Wages of Rebellion: the Moral Imperative of Revolt.
Chris Hedges
In an article published in Truthdig September 17, titled The Silencing of Dissent, Hedges referenced the WSWS coverage of Googles censorship of left-wing sites and warned about the growth of blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign agents for Russia and purveyors of fake news.
Hedges wrote that the Department of Justice called on RT America and its associateswhich may mean people like meto register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act. No doubt, the corporate state knows that most of us will not register as foreign agents, meaning we will be banished from the airwaves. This, I expect, is the intent.
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21:50

Matt Stoller: Toward a New Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Believe it or not, we are starting to reclaim our democracy, and the Naked Capitalism community is on the front lines of this fight.

21:49

Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On October 11, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria and Iraq on October 11, 2017.

Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On October 11, 2017 (Map Update)

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21:46

Trump Sets Nafta Goals: Dilute Pacts Force, Loosen Regional Bonds "IndyWatch Feed War"

Proposals spark a backlash from Mexico and Canada and from business groups in all three countries

Oct. 11, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET

WASHINGTONThe Trump administration has honed its strategy for remaking the North American Free Trade Agreement in advance of the next round of talks starting Wednesdayby proposing a number of specific ways to water down the pact and reduce its influence on companies.

U.S. trade officials have made that theme clear in recent days, prompting a backlash from Mexico and Canada and from business groups in all three countries, casting new uncertainty over the talks as they resume in Washington.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-sets-nafta-goals-dilute-pacts-force-loosen-regional-bonds-1507714204


21:45

MicroRNAs in Chlamydomonas "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

One of the biggest changes in evolutionary theory in the late 20th century was the growing appreciation for the central role of changes in gene expression in macroevolution. Developmental genes, especially Hox genes, turned out to be remarkably conserved across lineages that diverged over half a billion years ago. The subsequent huge changes in morphology were more often due to changes in when and where those genes were expressed than to changes in the coding sequences of the genes themselves.

Even more recently, an entire new class of regulatory mechanisms was discovered and found to be important in developmental processes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short (21-24 nucleotides) sequences of RNA that reduce gene expression by promoting the breakdown of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and by repressing translation of mRNAs into proteins. We have only known that microRNAs even existed since the early 1990s, and their importance in gene regulation and development wasnt appreciated until the 2000s.

Although they are structurally similar, plant and animal microRNAs repress gene expression through very different mechanisms. A new paper by Betty Y-W. Chung and colleagues in Nature Plants shows that the regulatory mechanisms of Chlamydomonas microRNAs have both striking similarities and important differences with animal miRNAs:

Here, we provide a comprehensive global analysis of the evolutionarily distant unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to quantify the effects of miRNA on protein synthesis and RNA abundance. We show that, similar to metazoan steady-state systems, endogenous miRNAs in Chlamydomonas can regulate gene expression both by destabilization of the mRNA and by translational repression. However, unlike metazoan miRNA where target site utilization localizes mainly to 3 UTRs, in Chlamydomonas utilized target sites lie predominantly within coding regions. These results demonstrate the evolutionarily conserved mode of action for miRNAs, but details of the mechanism diverge between the plant and metazoan kingdoms.

A commentary by Hiro-oki Iwakawa and Yukihide Tomari, in the same issue, has a useful figure that summarizes the mechanisms of plant, animal, and Chlamydomonas microRNAs:

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Figure 1 from Iwakawa & Tomari 2017. a, In land plants, microRNA targets are silenced by endonucleolytic cleavage and translational repression generally via a single microRNA binding site, which is exten...

21:45

Russia Calls Out The US For Simulating Fighting In Syria And Iraq (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Russia Calls Out The US For Simulating Fighting In Syria And Iraq Video X22 Report The Catalan President wants to speak to the Spanish government to avoid a civil war. Russia is looking to take legal action over the...

The post Russia Calls Out The US For Simulating Fighting In Syria And Iraq (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:41

U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Christine KimEric Beech

21:40

Michel Barnier Pushing EU to Discuss Trade Relations with UK; Germany and France Opposed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A seemingly positive bit of news on the Brexit front means a lot less than the latest round of UK reporting would have you believe.

21:39

The Kaspersky Konundrum "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is another story in the things I am tracking but I am not sure what they mean, yet file. Unfortunately, we wont (probably) know for a year or two; there are still a lot of shoes to drop.

[Edit: I wrote this monday afternoon. Since then there have been new developments, which I will comment on at the bottom. The bit about hypothetical Mossad spies inside Kaspersky Labs was kidding, when I wrote it, I swear.]

The main article about this news is behind a paywall [wsj] but its also summarized here [zd] I think the coverage is fair, given how little we still understand about what happened. There are too many moving parts and agendas, though.

Briefly, it sounds like this: theres another leak of NSA top secret attack tools, and Kaspersky is getting blamed.

To me, it sounds like bureaucratic deflection, to be frank: oh, that horrible thing we did? Russians! Isnt this around the time we should be having a conversation about the NSA (and CIA, fwiw) developing attack tools using their massive covert budgets, then being so incompetent that they cannot keep their attack tools in their pants? Is now when we could discuss the over-reliance on untrustworthy contractors and the technical hollowing-out of the intelligence community? Would it make sense to talk a bit about how much damage and expense the leaks caused to computer users worldwide? Can we talk about accountability, responsibility, and oversight? Nah! Russians!

Elsewhere Ive pointed out why its harder to defend than attack, in cyberspace and that leads me inescapably to the conclusion that NSA (and CIA, fwiw) are on the offensive because they are incompetent at defense. The litany of leaks would bear that out. Defending is harder, but it pays off better: a defense against one enemy improves ones position against all enemies. If the US had competent cyber-security agencies, it wouldnt be so bad but right now, theyre leaking stuff thats as damaging to US systems as it is to anywhere else.

Here is a complete guess as to what may have happened: Kaspersky, Sophos, Crowdstrike, McAfee, a bunch of other anti-malware companies, have cloud whitelisting models in their detection engines. The idea is this: when a new executable item is seen, it gets checksummed and the cloud servers are asked have you seen this before? the cloud servers re......

21:38

Computer Virus Hits US Predator and Reaper Drone Fleet "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other war zones.

The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military's Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source. But the virus has resisted multiple efforts to remove it from Creech's computers, network security specialists say. And the infection underscores the ongoing security risks in what has become the US military's most important weapons system.

"We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back," says a source familiar with the network infection, one of three that told Danger Room about the virus. "We think it's benign. But we just don't know."

The NSA was too busy reading your little sister's diary to fix it.


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21:34

The Calm Before the Iraqi Storm: 15th Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

President Donald Trump rattled Americans (and people everywhere) with his recent deliberately enigmatic pronouncement that This could be the calm before the storm. More so because he issued the statement as he stood surrounded by an imposing wall of senior military officers.

Soon, the media were abuzz with speculation. Was Trump intimating in not-so-subtle terms that the US was once again on the brink of war? Asked what he meant, Trump, the master of self-created suspense, replied, Youll find out.

As CNN pointed out, the president is treating the situation like a reality show:

The thing is: The stakes of a reality TV show are roughly zero. The stakes of diplomacy with rogue nations pursuing nuclear weapons are incredibly high. Whats not clear at the moment is whether Trump understands that difference.

Add to this the growing fear that Trump with his finger on the doomsday button may indeed be a moron, as he reportedly was characterized by his own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in private. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), in a much publicized spat, said that Trump is setting the country on the path to World War III.

Fifteen years ago, there was calm before another storm, when another US president, George W. Bush also called a moron received the go-ahead from the House, on a 296-133 vote, to invade Iraq.

Bush and his team worked hard to paint Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein as an imminent threat. However, they knew, or at least had reason to suspect, that he was not. They had an agenda: get rid of this guy.

The premeditation became public with the May, 2005 leak of the secret so-called Downing Street Memo dated July 23, 2002. It revealed how British officials had privately determined that Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD.  

Most importantly, and famously, the memo proved that the whole thing had been cooked up, i.e., the intelligence and facts we...

21:32

Kenyan police fire teargas at opposition protesters demanding election reforms "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Reuters

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Protesters run away from tear gas launched by Kenyan riot police during a demonstration earlier this month

NAIROBI (Reuters) Kenyan police fired teargas at more than 1,000 opposition supporters marching through the capital Nairobi on Wednesday to demand election reforms, a Reuters witness said.

Police also used teargas to disperse protesters in the western city of Kisumu, a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who on Tuesday announced his withdrawal from a repeat presidential vote scheduled for Oct. 26, citing concerns over fairness. A Reuters witness in Kisumu said the crowd had refused to disperse after being addressed by the county governor.

reporting by George Obulutsa; writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Catherine Evans

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Policemen attempt to disperse opposition supporters protesting against the retention of the election officials they blame for last months botched elections, in Nairobi, Kenya October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Reuters

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21:31

The Carbon Brief Quiz 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Last Wednesday, Carbon Brief hosted its third annual quiz night at a bar in central London.

Twenty-five teams, featuring more than 200 people, took part in the climate and energy-themed evening, all hoping to win the coveted trophy claimed last year by Friends of the Earth.

The teams competing this year, as in previous years, were made up of a diverse group of people who, in one way or other, work on climate change or energy. The list included journalists, civil servants, climate campaigners, policy advisers, energy experts and scientists. Organisations represented included the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Committee on Climate Change, Green Alliance, 10:10, Sandbag, Carbon Trust, New Economics Foundation, RenewableUK and four teams from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A teams from the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen also took part online.

After more than two hours of competitive quizzing, this years winners were announced. BEIS Science beat a highly competitive field scoring 70 points out of a possible 100. They won by a single point, thereby reclaiming the trophy they took home at the inaugural Carbon Brief quiz in 2015 when they were known as DECC Science.

The team was made up of eight scientists from BEIS, which last year, upon its formation, incorporated the former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

21:31

Canberra chooses Thai-owned company as the first beneficiary of $5bn fund Northern Australian Infrastructure fund "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The first company to receive support from the federal governments $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund is substantially owned by Thai interests, including what appears to be the brother of the countrys former finance minister.

The Australian yesterday revealed the private company Onslow Marine Support Base had been recommended by NAIF for an $18.6 million concessional loan, with the money to go towards the construction of a new port logistics facility on Western Australias northwest coast.

Australian Securities & Investments Commission records show that about one-third of shares in Onslow Marine Support Base are linked to entities held by Thai-based parties. Its biggest shareholder, Ogress Pty Ltd, is in turn 48 per cent-owned by the Bangkok-based Narumol Wiengwiset, who also owns the majority of another company, Sapphire Marine Services.

Sapphire, Onslow Marine Support Bases third-biggest shareholder, is 41 per cent-owned by Atikrai Chatikavanij.

There is a top Thai fund manager of that name who is also the brother of Thailands former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij. Atikrai founded the Bangkok-based Ton Poh Fund and is described online as one of Thailands top fund managers.

The New Zealand-born, Bangkok-based David Mulligan is a director of Onslow Marine Support Base alongside founder and major shareholder Andrew Natta and Exmouth-based Andrew Morgan.

The NAIF funding to Onslow Marine Support Base comes two years after the fund was unveiled by then-treasurer Joe Hockey as part of a plan to develop the nations north through favourable loans backed by taxpayers.

The NAIF board is poised to decide by the end of the year whether it should provide a loan to Indian corporate heavyweight Adani to help fund the development of a railway line to Adanis contentious proposed coalmine.

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21:30

The High Price of Cheap Cannabis "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Big ag is moving into cannabis farming, which means less sustainable practices. Can "little pot" find a way to survive?

21:30

Eminem On Trump "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Eminem Rips Donald Trump In BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher       What kind of crazy fucked-up world do we live in where the best golfer is black and the best rapper is white? One in which Eminem drew a line in the sand tonight, if youre not with me, FUCK YOU! This

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21:28

BJP Reaction to The Wire Story on Jay Amit Shah Shows Loss of Moral High Ground, Says Yashwant Sinha "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The BJP leader also described the defamation cases Jay Amit Shah is filing against The Wire as an attempt to suppress the voice of the media.

Yashwant Sinha. Credit: PTI

Yashwant Sinha. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Former finance minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said that the BJP has lost the moral high ground due to the way it has reacted to the recent story in The Wire on the business dealings of  party president Amit Shahs son, Jay Amitbhai Shah.

In an interview to NDTV on Wednesday, Sinha said the BJP ought not to have fielded senior ministers to defend Jay Shah, or have farmed out a top government lawyer, Tushar Mehta, to represent someone who is essentially a private businessman. Looking at all this, therefore, perhaps the high moral ground that we had occupied all these months and years appears to have been lost somehow.

He was answering questions about the controversy triggered by The Wires story on Amit Shahs son.

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21:26

Sex With Minor Wife Is Rape, Rules Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The court made it clear, however, that it was not dealing with the issue of marital rape as a whole.

The apex court asked the Centre and states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriage across the country. Credit: Reuters

The apex court asked the Centre and states to take proactive steps to prohibit child marriage across the country. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, today criminalised sex with a minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and violative of the constitution.

Section 375 of the IPC, which defines the offence of rape, has an exception clause that says intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his wife, not below 15 years, is not rape.

However, the age of consent is 18 years.

The apex court said the exception in the rape law was contrary to the philosophy of other statutes and violates the bodily integrity of a girl child.

The judgement was in a petition filed by the NGO Independent Thought. Advocate Gaurav Agrawal had appeared for the petitioner NGO.

A bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta also expressed concern over the prevalent practice of child marriage in the country and said social justice laws were not implemented with the spirit with which they have been enacted by parliament.


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21:24

Mexico: when Trump only makes things worse "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Many Mexican households depend on remittances from abroad, mostly from the United States. How are they to recover from recent natural disasters if Trump decides to impose higher taxes on them? Spanish 

Fidel Lopez, 73, works as a volunteer after an earthquake in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, on Sept. 21, 2017. David de la Paz/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. All rights reserved.

For the second time in two weeks, Mexico was shaken by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake - before, that is, the country had time to recover from the earthquake on September 7 and Hurricane Katias passage over Veracruz.  Something the country demonstrated in this situation was the solidarity of its people, who immediately came out to help those affected. Good gestures, however, are not enough when what is at stake is the rebuilding a country. 

As it is well known, Mexicos geography makes the country prone to natural disasters as was evidenced in recent weeks when, in a matter of just a few minutes, whole buildings collapsed. Although the country has an early-warning system, it was not effective in this case due to the immediacy of the earthquake.

More than 30,000 Mexican households depend on remittances from abroad. 

The consequences of such a huge natural disaster are truly devastating. A few days after, the focus logically turns from relief to reconstruction, and the main factor in reconstruction is, obviously, its cost. While it is certainly true that Mexico is fully aware of the risks that its geographical position entails, this awareness is rather less evident if we analyze its disaster relief budget. 

When attention was still focused on the first earthquake early in September, some sectors in society began to demand an increase in the budget for rebuilding houses and temples in the affected areas. Congress was under pressure to reallocate resources from different 2018 budget lines in order to tackle the new emergencies.

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21:24

OVR_multiview Extension Completed For More Efficient OpenGL VR "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The OVR_multiview OpenGL Extension developed via the OpenVR initiative has been around for several months in an incomplete form for allowing more efficient virtual reality (VR) rendering while now the extension is complete...

21:23

Yemen police arrest Islamists after deadly Aden bombing "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AFP

AFP | Jihadists have carried out attacks against Yemeni forces in Aden, shown here in April 2016 following a suicide attack targeting a police chief

ADEN (AFP)  Yemeni police have arrested 10 members of the Islamist Al-Islah party, the group said Wednesday, following a roadside bombing that killed a cleric with ties to the United Arab Emirates.

Imam Yassin al-Adani, a Yemeni cleric who serves as spiritual advisor to UAE troops allied with the government in Yemens war, was killed on Saturday when a roadside bomb struck his car near the Zayed mosque in the southern city of Aden, multiple security sources told AFP.

The clerics 12-year-old son was also injured in the attack, the sources said.

In a statement received by AFP Wednesday, Al-Islah said police had arrested 10 members of the Sunni Islamist movement, including under-secretary general Mohammed Abdulmalik and a field commander.

The statement made no mention of Saturdays bombing.

Al-Islah is a key member in a southern alliance that also brings together Yemeni tribes and southern separatists and has historically had links to Egypts Muslim Brotherhood, which the UAE blacklists as a terrorist organisation.

Yemens complex war pits a government alliance, backed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, against a rebel camp with ties to Iran. Jihadist groups, including the Yemen branch of Al-Qaeda, have also flourished in the chaos of war, primarily in the southern governorates.

Foreign diplomats in the Gulf say the UAEs goals in the Yemen war include gaining control of the countrys Red Sea ports and driving Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) out of the south.

Northern Yemen, until 1990 independent from south Yemen, is controlled by the Shiite Huthi rebels.

The United States also regularly conducts drone strikes aimed at targets identified as affiliated with AQAP.

More than 8,500 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia and its allies joined the Yemen war in 2015, according to the World Health Organization.

The UN has also warned of mass starvation in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world.


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21:22

UK Government's new aviation strategy is a plan for climate chaos "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

To meet its climate targets the UK must restrict flying but the government is going backwards and the public are becoming less worried about aviations environmental cost.

Arguments about a new Heathrow runway may have receded to a distant rumble, but its an increasingly important question, with the government now planning to drop rules intended to make a new runway compatible with climate limits.

In the effort to limit climate change, a new Heathrow runway is a big deal. It would produce around 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, which is about 8% of all the emissions the UK can release in 2050 if it is to meet the Climate Change Act. Even if more efficient planes could cut that slightly, its a vast amount for one strip of tarmac.

Even so, debate about the new runway is just part of a bigger argument. Its nearly inevitable that meeting the UKs climate targets would only be possible with restrictions on flying, regardless of what happens at Heathrow. But the government has quietly proposed a new aviation strategy that suggests it isnt prepared to do that.

Suspension of disbelief

Its mathematically possible for the UK to build a third runway at Heathrow and still meet its emissions target but you have to suspend your disbelief to imagine it actually happening and the government now appears to have given up on the fantasy.

When the Airports Commission recommended expanding Heathrow, it knew it had to say something about climate change. So it came up with an answer that ticked the climate box, but which was hard to take seriously. Its cunning plan was for Heathrow to expand and then for every other UK airport to be...

21:19

Michael Pento: Massive Global Defaults Coming Crazy Stock Market Will Crash "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Michael Pento: Massive Global Defaults Coming Crazy Stock Market Will Crash by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog Money manager Michael Pento says President Trump sent a profound financial message to Wall Street and Main Street when he said $74...

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21:17

Rouvikonas anarchists occupy Spanish Embassy in Athens for Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Members of anarchists group Rouvikonas raid the building of the diplomatic mission of Spain in Athens, on Wednesday morning. The anarchists invaded the Spanish embassy  in Dionisiou Aeropagitou street in downtown Athens at 10:10 a.m. They threw flyers, opened a big banner and shouted slogans against the Spanish oppression towards Catalans and Basques. Flyers in

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21:17

Catalans postpone independence "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

11th Oct 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said that the region has won the right to be independent, but stopped short of unilaterally declaring secession from Spain in a plea for dialogue.

The ballot boxes, the only language we understand, say yes to independence. And this is the route I am committed to traveling, he told the Catalan parliament on Tuesday (10 October), in a much awaited speech nine days after the 1 October independence referendum.

Arriving at this historic moment, he said, I take it upon myself to say that the people have determined that Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a republic.

He added, however, that he would ask the Catalan parliament to suspend the declaration of independence so that in the coming weeks we may begin a dialogue without which it is impossible to arrive at an agreed solution.

We must keep [the referendums] results in mind during the period of dialogue which we are willing to open, he said, adding that this was a gesture of responsibility from his government to de-escalate tension.

The Catalan leader, together with 61 deputies from his Junts pel Si (Together for Yes) coalition and 10 deputies from the far-left CUP party, later signed a declaration of independence. But no deadline was set for the implementation of the text.

Puigdemont was under pressure from Catalan, Spanish, and European politicians not to unilaterally declare Catalonias independence on the basis of a referendum that was considered as illegal by Spain and the EU.

I ask you to respect in your intentions the constitutional order and not to announce a decision that would make dialogue impossible, European Council president Donald Tusk has said in a speech in Brussels moments before Puigdemont address.

Earlier in the day, the Green leader in the European Parliament, Ska Keller, had called on the Catalan leader to reconsider his intention to declare independence.

She said that despite being a strong supporters of the right to decide for Catalans, she thought it would be a huge mistake.

The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, who had been an ally of Puigdemont over the referendum, had also said on Monday that the vote could not be considered as an endorsement to proclaim independence.

Since...

21:15

Rohingya refugees desperate to flee Burma (Myanmar) Scorched earth campaign of murder, arson, rape "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Video by Clovis CASALI

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The devastation in Burmas northern Rakhine state continues, with entire Rohingya villages burned to the ground. FRANCE 24 joined a rare government trip to the refugee camps and spoke to some of those who had fled the violence.

Officials told the refugees that Burma and Bangladesh are working together to tackle the burgeoning humanitarian crisis and cautioned them that life for refugees in Bangladesh is difficult too. Authorities are working on a plan to return those who fled back to Burma, but it is difficult to imagine them returning willingly.

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The Myanmar militarys response to attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army has been so sweeping and savage that the UN says it likely amounts to ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority. (Photo: AFP)

We cant live in Burma, one refugee told FRANCE 24. Were afraid. We dont even have the right to leave our homes or to go to our fields to work.

The exodus began in late August after raids by Rohingya militants were met with a Burmese army campaign the UN says amounts to ethnic cleansing.

Those that get to Bangladesh will join over 500,000 other Rohingya in overcrowded camps stalked by disease, hunger and insecurity.

The UNs refugee arm has said nearly a fifth of new arrivals are suffering from acute malnutrition, underpinned by hard conditions the Rohingya have endured over t...

21:15

Russia, Council of Europe: Impending Crisis in Relationship "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

No Russian official has made a statement that Moscow is going to leave the organization but the idea is in the air.

21:14

Vampire Scare Forces UN Out Of Southern Malawi "IndyWatch Feed World"

The United Nations has been forced to pull staff out of Malawi after rumors of vampirism triggered public lynchings in two districts in the southern part of the country. Malawi President Peter Mutharika has vowed [...]

21:10

More AMD Zen Tuning Patches Posted For GCC "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A few days back I initially wrote about a SUSE developer working on Zen tuning patches for GCC. That work has continued with more compiler patches coming for optimizing the GNU's compiler for Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC processors...

21:08

Containment Zero California Fires Remain Out of Control "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Paige St. John, Phil Willon, Louis Sahagun, Sonali Kohli , Nina Agrawal
The Los Angeles Times
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Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2,000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead

The toll from Northern Californias ranging wildfires continued to grow Tuesday evening as officials said the fires destroyed up to 2,000 structures and killed at least 17 people.

The devastating losses establish firestorms among the most destructive in California history. The estimated losses of homes, businesses and other buildings jumped from 1,500 to 2,000, and officials fear the death toll will also continue to rise.

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Sonoma County alone has received about 200 reports of missing people since Sunday night, and sheriffs officials have located 45 of those people, said county spokeswoman Maggie Fleming.

The majority of the fatalities are from Sonoma County, where huge swaths of the city of Santa Rosa were leveled by the Tubbs fire. Eleven people have died in Sonoma County as of 7 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. Two people have died in Napa County, three in Mendocino County and one in Yuba County, Cal...

21:04

PNG Kumuls name team for Pacific Tri-Series "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 PNG Kumuls coach, Michael Marum, has announced his 18-man squad for this Saturdays Pacific Tri-Series in Suva.
 The three nation tournament will see the Kumuls face the Fiji Bati and Australian Kangaroos in three 40-minute matches over the same day.
 The match will be live streamed on the Asia Pacific Rugby League website thanks to host broadcaster, Fiji One.
 PNG Kumuls Team:
 1. David Mead (C)
 2. Justin Olam
 3. Nene McDonald
 4. Katto Ottio
 5. Gary Lo
 6. Ase Boas (VC)
 7. Watson Boas
 8. Luke Page
 9. James Segeyaro
 10. Wellington Albert
 11. Rhys Martin
 12. Nixon Put
 13. Rod Griffin
 Interchange:
 14. Kurt Baptiste
 15. Stanton Albert
 16. Moses Meninga
 17. Willie Minoga
 18. Enoch Maki

21:01

Intercepted Podcast: The White Stuff "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

 

Were doing a live show this Friday, October 13th, at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival in Toronto. Tickets are still available here.

Transcript coming soon.

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21:00

Yemeni Forces Behind Enemy Lines Send Saudi Troops Fleeing [VIDEO] "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sanaa (GPA) Yemens Army and Popular Committees repelled an advance from Saudi-backed mercenaries today in the province of Najran beyond the Saudi border.

Yemeni forces have increased their operations beyond the Saudi border in the provinces of Najran, Jizan, and Asir in response to the ongoing Saudi airstrikes and siege against Yemen.

Saudi planes carry out about sixty air raids on any given day. In the past week, dozens of civilians have lost their lives after attacks targeted homes and farms. In the past few hours, dozens of strikes targeted the Yemeni provinces of Saada, Taiz, Midi, and more. Nine died today and four others wounded when attacks in Saada province struck a market.

RELATED: Heres Exactly What 900 Days of War Against Yemen Has Destroyed

Tens of thousands have died from airstrikes and military operations alone mostly women and children. Even more have died as a result of the blockade which restricts food, aid, and medical supplies. The siege has also triggered a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak claiming the lives of over 3,000 and infecting nearly one million.

This war wouldnt be possible without military encouragement from the United States and their western allies. The UN remains silent as Saudi Arabia and their allies massacre Yemenis on a daily basis.

The video below depicts Yemens Army and Popular Committees operating in Najran beyond the Saudi border. Throughout its duration, viewers can see Yemeni forces targeting Saudi troops with guided missiles. Towards the end, about a dozen Saudi-backed mercenaries flee in terror.

RELATED: Watch Yemens Air Defense Shoot Down US-made Reaper Drone [VIDEO]

Video courtesy Yemen Wrath.

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Closing the Education Gender Gap "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

On this International Day of the Girl, the number of girls not attending school, despite having fallen by 40% since 2000, still stands at 130 million. This represents both a moral and a practical failing, because girls are not receiving the education they deserve, and businesses are struggling to find workers with the skills they need.

21:00

Anna Von Reitz -- Transition to Lawful Money and Credit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Long Awaited: Anna Von Reitz Advises on the Transition to Lawful Money and Credit

This evening Judge Anna Von Reitz, Fiduciary to the American States and people, more formally known as United States of America (Unincorporated) continues her Evil in High Places series (Article #752) with what was labeled as Part One, but which I think is actually Part Two (see Article #743 of same title).

Nonetheless this busy woman shares substance with us that we have long craved. The highlights:

1. We the American states and people are not responsible for the Odious Debt accumulated by the Federal Reserve System and its related corporate and association entities. Instead, we have made our claims against the perpetrators and all their spin-off organizations and those claims have long- since cured.

2. What was thought to be our debt is now our credit. And the bankruptcy of the Federal Reserve system is no longer protecting the Principals responsible for this deplorable situation.

3. New Management (the good guys) are taking over the business and deciding what happens to all the ill-gotten profit.

4. Our claims predate those of the OPPT and we have the preeminent standing.

5. All the corporate governments WORLDWIDE and all their franchises are under new management, most especially and including the BANKS.

6. Its taking a while for the word of this to get out. (Yes, I dare say, I wonder why the MSM doesnt want to inform the people of the world that they are under new management!!!)

7. Those responsible, have no justifiable argument against the moving forward of good business.

8. Anna advises against panic and fear. This is just an appropriate business transition deriving from and moving out of the bankruptcy.

...

21:00

Haitians Hold Popular Uprising Against New Budget "IndyWatch Feed War"

Port Au Prince (WWP While hurricanes Harvey and Maria didnt strike Haiti, Hurricane Irma gave the country a glancing blow mainly in the northwest, the poorest section of Haiti. It displaced more than 100,000 people and destroyed crops, roads and infrastructure. The rest of the country was spared but lost a major food source.

Nevertheless, a social and economic hurricane is hitting the country now, fueled by avarice and greed, and will continue to hit Haiti for the foreseeable future. It is the new tax code, embodied in the budget that went into effect Oct. 1.

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Under this code, drivers who want to renew their licenses will have to pay $158 for an income tax report. All Haitians even those living abroad who want to use governmental services, such as getting a professional license, a passport, a diploma or school transcript, vaccines and so on, will annually have to pay 10,000 gourdes ($159 at the current exchange rate).

The association of public transport drivers and owners called a strike on Sept. 18, which was widely followed in Port-au-Prince, as well as in some major cities outside the capital. Workers used the bus strike as an excuse to stay away from work, making it an undeclared general strike.

The representatives of the Protestant churches in Haiti and the head of the council of Voudou practitioners both issued statements opposing this new budget and demanding that Haitian President Jovenel Mose back down. The Voudou council explicitly supported protests. (Hati-Libert, Sept. 20)

Mose went to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21, giving him a chance to address world leaders from the U.N. podium. He also met with two major world economic leaders: Luis Alberto Moreno, head of the Interamerican Development Bank, and Christine Lagarde, executive director of the International Monetary Fund.

While Mose was in New York, a coalition of groups in the Haitian community called two demonstrations against his new budget and taxes, which also apply to Haitian citizens living...

21:00

Trump's Approval Down in All 50 States "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Looking at the Morning Consult state-by-state poll numbers, there are a few interesting things to observe from the perspective of the Electoral College. Here are some of them:

Trump has a lower approval number in Michigan (a state he won by 10,000 votes) than he does in Colorado (which he lost by 136,000).

Hes polling worse in Arizona (+91,000) than he is in Pennsylvania (-44,000).

The results in Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Virginia are all about the same, despite the wide variance in the results in those states last November. Iowa is the outlier here, since Trump won the state decisively.

While hes still net positive, hes below 50% approval in Missouri, Montana, Indiana, Nebraska, Georgia and Florida.

His five best states are Wyoming, West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, in that order.

The six states with the closest approval/disapproval numbers are Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Georgia. Its hard to see much distinction between them, but hes near parity in the three formerly Confederate states. Hes barely negative in North Carolina and barely positive in Georgia and Florida.

Theres nothing too surprising in the results, but if I were Trump I would be concerned about why Iowa doesnt look better, and also about the prospect that Arizona might be slipping into the blue camp. Other than that, Id worry that Georgia could be headed to true toss-up territory since it looks just like Florida. And Florida is so close that an influx of a hundred thousand justifiably angry Puerto Rican refugees might tip the balance to the Democrats. Finally, he needs to take a close look at Michigan and Wisconsin because they are seeing a little more slippage than Ohio or Pennsylvania.

These numbers are all from September which was, on the whole, a decent month for Trump that saw some uptick in many of his poll results. Thats why Im less interested in the absolute numbers than in how the states compare to each other and differ from what wed anticipate considering the election results. While Ive identified a few states where Trumps approval looks lower (relative to other states) than Id expect, what I didnt find were places where his approval is inexplicably higher. I guess the closest I can come to that is South Carolina, where hes doing better than he is in Kansas and Nebraska. I have no real explanation for that, but it might help explain why Lindsey Graham went golfing with Trump yesterday.

Discuss

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The Lefts Pavlovian Response to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We have a unique opportunity to understand something today. For once, the president started a tweetstorm that isnt about identity politics. In fact, he didnt even start it on Twitter, but instead in an interview with Forbes magazine where he challenged his Secretary of State to an IQ contest. But, first, lets have a refresher. The Secretary of State called Trump a fing moron. What does moron mean? On the original Stanford-Binet intelligence scale, it means that you have the mental development of a child between the age of eight and twelve:

Idiot (IQ of 025)
Imbecile (IQ of 26-50)
Moron (IQ of 5170)

In other words, Rex Tillerson could have been harsher in his assessment. Whats important isnt whether or not Tillerson is technically correct or if the president is telling the truth when he claims he has the highest IQ score. Whats important is that well spend the rest of the day talking about this rather than talking about Puerto Ricos needs, or gun violence, or the fact that Sen. Bob Corker thinks the president might start World War Three.

Trump distracts us constantly, preventing us both from dwelling too long on any particular subject and from being able to drive any narratives of our own. Most of the time he does this by attacking us on issues of identity, but this isnt strictly necessary. He can make any kind of outrageous statement and it will serve the purpose just as well.

In her last piece, Nancy made the following remark:

The so-called culture wars not only include the agenda of the court evangelicals, but also Trumps intention to exploit Islamophobia and the age-old issue of racial fear-mongering for political gain.

This is why Ive been saying for a while now that those who claim that Democrats are hurting themselves by embracing identity politics are, at best, naive. The Trump administration is doing everything humanly possible to attack women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims and LGBT Americans. That is their strategy right now. It is one that is based on nothing but fear, hate and division. To stay quiet or ignore those attacks is to be complicit.

The charge of complicity is highly significant in this context. Its easy to see how a failure to stand up for the weak, the vulne...

Trump's Rural Base is Slipping Away "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There is evidence in the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll that the bloom is off Trumps rose with a lot of rural voters. On a host of issues, folks are expressing much less confidence in the president. In some areas, like his handling of health care, the environment, and corruption, hes actually in negative territory now among voters in small towns and rural communities. On some subjects where he is still getting modestly positive numbers, the fall from the winter and spring has nonetheless been precipitous.

For example, his net approval is down seventeen points on immigration, sixteen points on his dealings with Congress, thirteen points on uniting the country, and twelve points on employment and jobs. Hes seen a ten percent drop on his handling of the economy and foreign policy. Hes seen the least slippage on international trade, but hes still lost a net of eight points on that issue.

It can be tricky to interpret these numbers. In some cases, people are unhappy that he hasnt delivered on his promises, but in others they seem dismayed as what they perceive as broken promises or reversals of policy. Health care is a good example. Some are dismayed that he hasnt repealed the Affordable Care Act while others are upset about the proposals Congress put forth that the president supported. On immigration, some feel like he hasnt gone far enough or are angry that he hasnt produced, while others think he sold out to the Democrats to get a deal on hurricane relief and the debt ceiling.

With so much push and pull, its even hard to understand his hemorrhaging on the environment. Is he upsetting rural voters with his extremism or is he annoying them with his inability to recreate lost energy jobs? As with most of the other issues on the list, the truth is probably that Trump is losing support in both directions.

Another way to interpret the numbers is that people just feel worse about the president in general, and this is leading them to give him poorer marks across the board. In other words, it would be a mistake to put to much emphasis on any single issue and its probably better to just take away a more general sense of unhappiness.

The president and his team are most likely struggling to interpret these numbers, too. You can use them to argue in a variety of directions. You can say that failure to deliver on health care, immigration and taxes is killing him, or you can say that hes losing support because hes broken promises on protecting entitlements and peoples access to health care. You can say that people are angry that he hasnt built his wall on the Mexican border or you can argue that his inability to work with Congress or unite the country is turning people off.

...

21:00

Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

By: Ilana Mercer
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The Indian tribesman's claim to his ancient stomping grounds can't be reduced to a title search at the deeds office. That's the stuff of the positive law. And this was the point I took away from a conversation, circa 2000, with Mr. Property Rights himself, Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

Dr. Hoppe argued unassailablydoes he argue any other way?that if Amerindians had repeatedly traversed, for their livelihood, the same hunting, fishing and foraging grounds, they would have, in effect, homesteaded these, making them their own. Another apodictic profundity deduced from that conversation: The strict Lockean stipulation, whereby to make property one's own, one must transform it to Western standards, is not convincing.

In an article marking Columbus Daythe day Conservatism Inc. beats up on what remains of America's First PeopleRyan McMaken debunked Ayn Rand's specious claim that aboriginal Americans "did not have the concept of property or property rights." This was Rand's ruse for justifying Europeans' disregard for the homesteading rights of the First Nations. "[T]he Indian tribes had no right to the land they lived on because" they were primitive and nomadic.

Hoppean Homesteading

Cultural supremacy is no argument for the dispossession of a Lesser Other. To libertarians, Lockeanor, rather Hoppeanhomesteading is sacrosanct. He who believes he has a right to another mans property ought to produce proof that he is its rightful owner. As the old legal adage goes, 'Possession is nine-tenths of the law,' as it is the best evidence of legitimate title. The burden of proof rests squarely with the person attempting to relieve another of present property titles. (Into The Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa, p. 276.)

However, even if we allow that "the tribes and individual Indians had no concept of property," which McMaken nicely refutesit doesn't follow that dispossessing them of their land would have been justified. From the fact that a man or a community of men lacks the intellectual wherewithal or cultural and philosophical framework to conceive of these rightsit doesn't follow that he has no such rights, or that he has forfeited them. Not if one adheres to the ancient doctrine of natural rights. If American Indians had no attachment to the land, they would not have died defending their territories.

Neither does the fact the First...

Ask R. Moses: Can bike/ped infrastructure prevent drainage problems? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Today's Question:

Im currently working to help city and transportation planners in Lake Charles, Louisiana develop streets that cost less, are designed sensibly, and accommodate for multiple kinds of transportation when feasible. As you probably know from the recent news, Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas both have problems with drainage. Im getting a lot of feedback about why we shouldnt build bike lanes and sidewalks and public transportation when the roads flood.

Im 99% sure that developing a road for multi-modal transport would lower the maintenance costs of the road over time, and therefore leave more funding to pour into our outdated drainage and help preserve vital wetlands and green space. What do you think?
Dreaming of Drainage A curbside storm drain (Source: Robert Lawton)

A curbside storm drain (Source: Robert Lawton)

R. Moses' Answer:

First, paving of any kind will impact drainage as it generally creates impervious surfaces, which direct a large amount of water and runoff in specific areas versus over wide areas.  This costs moneya lot of moneyto control.  There are low impact designs that cost less but do require some ongoing maintenance and the general policy is unfortunately to spend a lot of money now and forget about the problem for 20 to 100 years with little chance of changing it, versus a smaller amount every year for the next 20 to 100 years with the option of tweaking the system as needed.

Streets and drainage lines are much the same in the sense that they have a certain capacity (supply) and varying rates of flow (demand). When we as a society find that demand sometimes exceeds supply, our gut instinct is to expand the supply by adding travel lanes or installing bigger pipes, which has large associated costs in terms of both construction and future maintenance.

Strong Towns invites us to strongly consider working to decrease the demand instead of increasing supply as a way to deal with these issues, or even to ask the question Does this need to be dealt with at...

20:57

Military Situation In Syrian City Of Raqqah On October 11, 2017 (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are still struggling to catupre the city of Raqqah from ISIS terrorists. The main clashes are now ongoing in the city center. According to pro-SDF sources, ISIS holds a large number of hostages in the municipal stadium in the area. The sources argue that this is a key problem for the SDF advance.

Military Situation In Syrian City Of Raqqah On October 11, 2017 (Map)

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20:52

Read "How Nasas Voyager spacecraft changed the face of UK science" which features our Garry Hunt. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Read "How Nasa's Voyager spacecraft changed the face of UK science" which features our Garry Hunt.

20:51

LEAKED: Worst Data Hack in US History Gets Worse "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

LEAKED: Worst Data Hack in US History Gets Worse by Wolf Richter Wolf Street What else has Equifax not disclosed yet? The Equifax hack just keeps getting worse. The first revelations were made on September 7, that Equifax had discovered...

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20:46

Chad expands conservation efforts in new deal with African Parks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

African Parks

Chad Expands Conservation Area Under New Agreement

The Government of the Republic of Chad signs a new agreement with African Parks to expand the management and protection of a greater conservation area with Zakouma National Park at its core

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African Parks CEO Peter Fearnhead signs agreement with Chads Minister of Environment and Fisheries, Dr Ahmat Mbodou Mahamat, for the management of Greater Zakouma

Johannesburg, South Africa: The Government of the Republic of Chad and the conservation NGO African Parks announced on Tuesday October 10th the signing of an agreement for the management and protection of an expanded territory of critical conservation areas, including key peripheral reserves Siniaka Minia, Bahr-Salamat and adjoining wildlife corridors to create the Greater Zakouma Functional Ecosystem. African Parks, which manages protected areas on behalf of governments across Africa, has managed Zakouma National Park since 2010. The results achieved in Zakouma enabled the extension of the mandate to assume management of a much larger landscape, securing vital habitats beyond the national park for the benefit of local communities and wildlife.

Located between the Sahara Desert and the fertile rainforest regions of Central Africa, Zakouma National Park is a unique Sudano-Sahelian wilderness that is a refuge for some of the most important wildlife populations of West and Central African species. Among these are lion, Kordofan giraffe and the countrys largest population of...

20:44

Mr. Trump, Choose Your Own Adventure "IndyWatch Feed World"

This post comes to us from Rupal N. Mehta, Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an alumna of Bridging the Gaps New Era Workshop and International Policy Summer Institute (Twitter @Rupal_N_Mehta); and Rachel Elizabeth Whitlark, Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bridging the Gap associate and alumna of the New Era Workshop (Twitter @RachelWhitlark).

In the coming days, President Trump is tasked with recertifying the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Obama Administration brokered this landmark agreement between Iran and core members of the international community (the P-5 plus Germany) to limit Irans nuclear program. The 2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act mandates the U.S. president with recertifying Iranian compliance with the JPCOA every 90 days.

This week marks the two-year anniversary of implementation day, and it is not at all clear what course of action Trump is going to take. In the past few weeks alone, weve heard rumors from in and around the administration about what action is forthcoming, including an eerie warning about the calm before the storm. Domestic and international sources have said that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear agreement and that the JCPOA should therefore be recertified. Conversely, foreign policy hawks and the President himself have argued for its unilateral rejection for reasons largely outside the scope of the JCPOA.

In what follows, we envision two possible worlds emerging from Trumps decision point. In the first, Trump recertifies the JCPOA and the U.S. continues to uphold its end of the bargain. In the second, Trump decertifies and Congress re-imposes sanctions on Iran and effectively withdraws U.S. participation, thereby abrogating the deal. Its worth thinking through the consequences of each of these worlds for international security, even as we will soon know which is most likely to transpire.

Imagine a world in which President Trump recertifies the deal. At the time of the deals negotiation, and more recently, the JCPOA has been praised for its strength as a non-proliferation tool. The nuclear arrangement severely curtails Irans nu...

20:39

Blink My Car: Hassle-Free & Eco-Friendly Car Wash One Click Away from You! "IndyWatch Feed World"

I think I speak for almost everyone when I say that I hate washing my car. I also hate seeing it dirty but I cant stand going to the gas station and waiting there for an hour to clean my car. Another thing I hate about car wash is the amount of water wasted, which is why I found Blink My Car to be a brilliant idea.

I was introduced to the concept a year ago but Ive only tried them recently and the experience exceeded my expectations to be honest. In fact, I was a bit worried about them using some substances that could ruin my cars paint since they only consume one cup of water!! But I did my research and the waterless products theyre using are perfectly safe and their waterless washing technique is common among car wash stations in Europe and the US.

For those interested, I found a video that explains waterless washing visually:

So how does Blink My Car work?

I found the app to be user-friendly and very simple to use. The journey from signing-up to booking your car wash took me less than two minutes which is awesome!

Step1: Download the app & Register

Download the app for [iOS] or [Android], and then sign up.

The registration is swift and you can even ask for a magic link to make it even quicker!

Step2: Book your car wash

Once youre logged...

20:35

Male Mexican fish prefer orange females "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Valley of Silence: A refuge for Mexcalpique. Ocoyoacac, State of Mexico, Mexico

2 October 2017

The Valley of Silence is located at the national park Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla, better known as La Marquesa, in the municipality of Ocoyoacac, State of Mexico; Mexico. La Marquesa is located in the Central Plateau of Mexico, one of the largest mountain systems in the world that is considered by the Word Conservation Monitoring Center as one of the most important regions in the world for the conservation of fish freshwater as the main freshwater wetlands in the country with a unique fish diversity (Domnguez- Domnguez and Prez-Ponce de Len, 2007), in which goodeids are one of the most representative groups (Domnguez-Domnguez et al., 2006).

From ScienceDaily:

Do male fish prefer them big and colorful?

Male Mexican fish are attracted to females with large bellies

October 10, 2017

Male black-finned goodeid or mexcalpique fish know what they want when they pick a female to mate with; they prefer them big-bellied and as orange as possible. Interestingly, females displaying these traits are the ones most able to produce more offspring that survive, two researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico have found. The study by Marcela Mndez-Janovitz and Constantino Macas Garcia is published in Springers journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

The black-finned goodeid (Girardinichthys viviparus) from Mexico is a very promiscuous species of fish, with males constantly seeking a suitable partner to mate with. The females are only sexually receptive for a few days every two months after givin...

20:32

Vaccines dont work. Here are the facts. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: https://www.livingwhole.org/vaccines-dont-work-here-are-the-facts/

A few weeks ago I saw an infographic making the rounds about vaccines. It claimed that vaccines work and promised to give you the facts, but as I was reading through the long list of so-called facts, I found myself knee-high in misinformation. Read More

20:30

Biological Health Hazard Swine influenza, sub-type H3N2V (human infection): USA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

INFLUENZA, SWINE USA (12): H3N2V ************** Published Date: 2017-10-10 21:07:30 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Influenza, swine USA (12): H3N2v Archive Number: 20171010.5368076 Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017 12:37 PM EDT Source: M Live [edited] The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Allegan County Health Department confirmed in a press release the 1st []

20:30

Europes Return to Crisis? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The European Union  which relies on the nation-state not just for the implementation of its policies, but also for its own legitimacy can function only as well as its member states. And, today, those member states, including but not limited to Spain, are severely weakened by internal strife.

20:30

Analysis: Fighters in Inter-Arab Cold War Dig In For The Long Haul "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

BY BEN LYNFIELD

The Jerusalem Post
OCTOBER 11, 2017 09:50

This feud has not played out behind closed doors, it is being waged with the biggest public relations and propaganda efforts in the western media.

Analysis: Fighters in inter-Arab cold war dig in for the long haul

A general view taken on September 24, 2017 shows the Navy Special Forces off the coast of the Qatari capital, Doha. . (photo credit:KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

Four months after first flaring up, the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates shows no signs of abating.

Indeed, new issues of contention keep opening up in this cold war that started when the four allies imposed a trade and diplomatic embargo on Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region and supporting terrorism, including through incitement by its Al Jazeera satellite station. Saudi Arabia closed Qatars only land border, and Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE severed air links.

On June 23, Riyadh and its allies issued a 10-day ultimatum for ending the blockade that included 13 demands, among them closing Al Jazeera; scaling back ties with Tehran; and ending contact with the Muslim Brotherhood.

But the pressure has not subdued Qatar....

20:28

Syrian filmmaker stabbed in Istanbul 'assassination attempt' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Syrian director Muhammad Bayazid is working on a film about Syria's notorious Tadmor prison

20:22

Immortality is the new IT: Tech moguls chase longevity "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

They made their money by harnessing tech to transform life. Now, they want to use their wealth to extend the limits of life. Longevity is the new frontier for these Silicon Valley barons and they hope to again do what they do best, transform life as we know it and make a killing off it.

20:22

Another post election prediction "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I've changed my mind.  I think Winston is going to support National.  His behaviour toward the Greens is telling.  He can tell the country that they're loopy and he can't be in government with them, or something like that.


I might change my mind back again tomorrow though.


20:20

The abortion lobby is delighted with Twitters censorship of Marsha Blackburn "IndyWatch Feed War"

According to the abortion lobby, the right to choose and the right to free speech are mutually exclusive. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights League made that clear Tuesday when they cheered Twitters censorship of Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.The Tennessee Republican ran afoul of Twitter with a campaign video promoting her fight against the sale of baby body parts. . That claim refers to the Stem Express scandal and the subsequent congressional investigation which found that Planned Parenthood was making money by either hustling the remains of unborn children or serving as the Amazon Prime for the little arms and legs of aborted babies. .
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Instead of questioning the veracity of Blackburns statement, Twitter attacked its inflammatory sentiment, pulling the video from its website and, in the process, siding with the abortion lobby. This makes absolutely no sense.

Twitter feeds are veritable tinderboxes when it comes to unpopular and fiery opinions....

20:20

How does Behavioral Biometrics help financial institutions manage fraud risk? Download VASCOs white paper now "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at VASCO. Thanks to the great team there for their support!

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20:17

Director Costas Gavras to turn Varoufakis Adults in a Room into a film "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Famous film director Costas Gavras plans to bring the book of Yanis Varoufakis Adults in the Room to the big screen. Gavras who is famous for his political films said in a letter to the former finance minister that he felt inspired to turn the book into a film as he found himself often  angered,

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20:17

Labour and the economic illiteracy lie "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The austerity myth has been well and truly debunked. So why do people still think the Labour Party is economically illiterate?

At this years Labour Party conference, Jeremy Corbyn stood up in front of a hall packed to the rafters with Labour faithful. Dyed-in-the-wool Corbynistas and new converts alike welcomed him to the stage with attendant whooping, cheering and, of course, chanting.At this years Labour Party conference, Jeremy Corbyn stood up in front of a hall packed to the rafters with Labour faithful. Dyed-in-the-wool Corbynistas and new converts alike welcomed him to the stage with attendant whooping, cheering and, of course, chanting. Corbyn delivered a confident closing speech, where he reinforced commitments to a whole host of policies and spending pledges outlined in the Labour Party manifesto back in June. These commitments included the creation of a National Education Service, which would breathe new life into an education system starved of money and with record numbers of teachers leaving the profession due to diminishing working conditions. They included the abolishment of university tuition fees, which see graduates burdened with debts of over 50,000. They included billions more for the National Health Service, which is creaking under the pressure to perform on a shoestring budget and staring down the maw of a long and painful winter. And there was more. Renationalisation of energy, water and rail, an end to the public sector pay-cap, free childcare the list goes on. Sounds great, doesnt it? But then conventional wisdom rears its head. And it dictates that the policies outlined by the Labour Party amount to nothing short of economic illiteracy. These policies, the collective consensus dictates, while they might sound like nice ideas, simply could not work in the real world. There is no money left. Its all gone, remember? Theres a deficit! Theres no magic money tree! We dont live in cloud-cuckoo land! We all know the arguments. But do we actually know if theyre right? On 3rd June 2017, days before the general election, The Guardian published a letter, joint-signed by 129 leading economists, articulating full support for the investment-focused economic policies outlined in the Labour manifesto. The letter claimed that the policies are designed to strengthen and develop the economy and ensure developments are sustainable. Whats more, the letter boldly claims, the policies are based on sound estimations surely not a phrase to be associated with Labour party economic policy in polite conversation? Conservative policy would on the other hand, it claimed, slow the economy at a crucial juncture. The authoritative en...

20:15

A War Has Been Declared On The Republican Establishment, And We Are Going To Win "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A War Has Been Declared On The Republican Establishment, And We Are Going To Win by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog It is time to flush the toilet in Washington D.C., and I am so glad that Steve...

The post A War Has Been Declared On The Republican Establishment, And We Are Going To Win appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

Catalonia Declares Independence "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and majority parliamentarians declared Catalonias right to be a sovereign independent state.

20:14

Biological Health Hazard Plague Outbreak: Seychelles via Madagascar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Seychelles: Traveler to Madagascar tests plague positive, Hospital to set up isolation unit Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017 Source: Outbreak News Today [edited] The Seychelles Ministry of Health reported today that a man who traveled to Madagascar has tested positive for plague. Dr Jude Gedeon, Public Health Commissioner confirmed that a 34 year old man []

20:13

Microsoft Issues Patches For Severe Flaws, Including Office Zero-Day & DNS Attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As part of its "October Patch Tuesday," Microsoft has today released a large batch of security updates to patch a total of 62 vulnerabilities in its products, including a severe MS office zero-day flaw that has been exploited in the wild. Security updates also include patches for Microsoft Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Skype, Microsoft Lync and Microsoft

20:10

Microsoft addresses CVE-2017-11826 Office Zero-Day used to deliver malware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft October Patch Tuesday addresses the CVE-2017-11826 Office Zero-Day vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild in targeted attacks.

Yesterday we discussed Microsofts October Patch Tuesday addressed three critical zero-day security vulnerabilities tied to the DNSSEC protocol.

Going deep in the analysis of the Patch Tuesday updates for October 2017 we can see that Microsoft addressed a total of 62 vulnerabilities, including a critical Office zero-day flaw that has been exploited in the wild in targeted attacks.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-11826, is a memory corruption issue affecting all supported versions of Office and was rated as important. A remote attacker can exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code by tricking victims into opening a specially crafted file.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system.  reads the security advisory published by Microsoft. 

The vulnerability was spotted by researchers at China-based security firm Qihoo 360 who confirmed to have observed for the first time an attack exploiting this flaw on September 28.

The attacks aimed a small number of the organizations, attackers triggered the CVE-2017-11826 by using malicious RTF files.

On September 28, 2017, Qihoo 360 Core Security (@360CoreSec) detected an in-the-wild attack that leveraged CVE-2017-11826, an office 0day vulnerability. This vulnerability exists in all the supported office versions. The attack only targeted limited customers. The attacker embedded malicious .docx in the RTF files. reads the blog post published by Qihoo 360.

This attack that Qihoo 360 detected in the wild is initiated with RTF (Rich Text Format) files. The RTF file contains highly targeted phishing subfiles to allure user to open.

...

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20:05

Debt Rattle October 11 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Georgia OKeeffe New York night 1929   Stock Record Ride Has Reached Epic Proportions Morgan Stanley (MW) Janet Yellen Has Finally Come To Her Senses Somewhat (Crudele) Nobel Economist Thaler Says Hes Nervous About Stock Market (BBG) Catalans Call Time Out on Independence Bid, Seek Spain Talks (BBG)

The post Debt Rattle October 11 2017 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

20:04

South China Sea: US warship sails near islands China claims "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Published: 7:50 pm, Wednesday, 11 October 2017

A US Navy destroyer has sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea.

A US Navy destroyer has sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, even as President Donald Trumps administration seeks Chinese cooperation in reining in North Koreas missile and nuclear programs.

The operation on Tuesday was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijings efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters.

But it was not as provocative as previous ones carried out since Trump took office in January.

Three US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Chafee, a guided-missile destroyer, carried out normal manoeuvring operations that challenged excessive maritime claims near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbours.

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USS Chafee

Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had lodged stern representations with the United States, and reiterated that the Paracels were Chinese territory.

China immediately sent naval vessels and military jets to investigate and identify, as well as warn to the vessel and ask it to leave, she told a daily news briefing on Wednesday.

China will continue to take resolute measures to protect Chinese sovereign territory and maritime interests. China urges the US to conscientiously respect Chinas sovereign territory and security interests, conscientiously respect the efforts regional countries have made to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea, and stop these wrong actions.

Next month, Trump makes his first visit to Asia as president, including a stop in China, which he has been pressuring to do more to rein in North Kor...

20:04

Eminem Blasts Donald Trump In Freestyle Rap At The BET Hip Hop Awards "IndyWatch Feed World"

Eminem blasted Donald Trump, calling him a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust, among other things, in a blistering freestyle rap attack at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. The Detroit-born rapper Marshall [...]

20:03

SSM: Sydney Anglican Archbishop defends $1m donation to same-sex marriage No campaign "IndyWatch Feed National"

ABC News Australia

SSM: Sydney Anglican Archbishop defends $1m donation to same-sex marriage No campaign

Updated about an hour ago

 

One of Australias most senior Anglicans has defended his dioceses decision to donate $1 million to the No campaign in the national postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Sydney Archbishop Glenn Davies announced the hefty handout during his Presidential Address to the 51st Synod of the Diocese of Sydney on Monday.

The donation drew some sharp criticism, including from ministers within the reli...

20:00

TIDBIT: SOME DISTURBING THOUGHTS ON DISCLOSURE "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mr. J.K. sent this one along, and it's definitely worth passing along for your consideration, especially as regards its three "conclusions":
Why are the

The post TIDBIT: SOME DISTURBING THOUGHTS ON DISCLOSURE appeared first on Giza Death Star.

20:00

NEUTRINOS AND ALL THAT ANTARCTIC STRANGENESS "IndyWatch Feed War"

Putting this blog under the UFO category is going to seem, at first, like quite a stretch. And indeed, it is, but maybe not

The post NEUTRINOS AND ALL THAT ANTARCTIC STRANGENESS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

20:00

Slanting Against Russia: A US Establishment Pastime "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In the US, there might be an increase in Russian studies political science courses, motivated by the kind of fear and hate mongering on Russia.

19:57

Turkey sentences Wall Street Journal reporter for 'terror propaganda' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Ayla Albayrak jailed for two years in absentia for seeking comment from both sides on clashes between Turkish and PKK forces

19:56

Bill Introduced to Close Allergan's Native American "Sovereign Immunity" Patent Loophole "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A U.S. Senator is seeking to close the patent loophole used by the pharmaceutical company Allergan:

Allergan's move to stop its patents from being reviewed by handing them off to a Native American tribe is winning support from few people outside the drug company. Now one lawmaker is seeking to ban it.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has introduced a bill (PDF) that would head off Allergan's strategy without waiting to see whether the judges at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board will even approve it. "This is one of the most brazen and absurd loopholes I've ever seen, and it should be illegal," McCaskill said last week in a statement to a pharmaceutical lobby group.

The Native American patent shelter, promoted by Allergan's outside law firm, seeks to avoid the process of "inter partes review," or IPR, for the patents protecting the blockbuster drug Restasis. The IPR process is a kind of quasi-litigation that takes place at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board for the sole purpose of determining whether a patent is valid or not. Now that the Restasis patents are owned by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and licensed back to Allergan, the drug company's lawyers have asked for an impending IPR to be dismissed. The tribe argues that it's protected from IPRs by "sovereign immunity."

Previously: Allergan Pulls a Fast One
Congress Will Investigate Drug Company That Gave Its Patents to Mohawk Tribe


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19:54

Tokyo: Olympic stadium workers suicide was death from overwork "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP/File | Japan is scrambling to finish the Olympic stadium ahead of the 2020 games 
TOKYO (AFP)  A 23-year-old construction worker on Tokyos Olympic Stadium killed himself due to overwork, his familys lawyer said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked alarm in the workaholic nation.

The employee, whose name has not been released, began working on the project in December and clocked around 200 hours of overtime in the month before his body was found in April.

The official labour bureau has now concluded he had become mentally ill due to excessively long working hours at the Olympic stadium, lawyer Hiroshi Kawahito said in a statement sent to AFP.

His parents applied for compensation in July and asked the government to recognise his suicide as a case of karoshi or death from overwork.

The construction worker went missing in March, leaving a note saying he had reached the physical and mental limit.

His parents thanked the labour office for the ruling but said they were extremely heartbroken they could not save his son.

The sorrow that we will never see his smile again will not be healed for the rest of our lives, they said.

Authorities are hurrying to complete the showpiece venue for the 2020 Summer Games after initial plans sparked public anger over its $2 billion price tag.

Every year Japans notoriously long working hours are blamed for hundreds of deaths due to strokes, heart attacks and suicides.

Last week public broadcaster NHK apologised to the parents of a young reporter who died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month.

NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone.

Also last week, a Tokyo court ordered Japans biggest advertising agency Dentsu to pay a 500,000 yen ($4,445) fine for allowing its employees to work excessive overtime.

Dentsus head resigned in December in response to the suicide of a young employee, Matsuri Takahashi, who killed herself after logging more than 100 hours of overtime a month.

Her death generated nationwide headlines, prompting the government to come up with a plan asking employers to limit overtime to a maximum...

19:49

Biological Health Hazard Monkeypox Outbreak: Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MONKEYPOX AFRICA (08): NIGERIA ************** Published Date: 2017-10-10 12:24:30 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Monkeypox Africa (08): Nigeria Archive Number: 20171010.5369514 Date: Mon 9 Oct 2017 Source: Nigerian Centre for Disease Control [edited] Following the notification of a suspected monkeypox outbreak on the 22 Sep 2017 in Bayelsa State, other suspected cases have been reported from []

19:47

Information mind control: directed confusion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Information mind control: directed confusion

The effect is real, but the cause is fake

by Jon Rappoport

October 10, 2017

When a person investigates a holy of holies where only truth is supposed to live, and when he offers evidence that the sacred inner sanctum is based on a lie, the public reaction of disbelief is based on Reference to Authority. Read More

19:45

The Astral Surgical Team Revisited "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Soren Dreier

In a post on the Astral I wrote a bit about the subterranean beings in the denser spectrum of the astral layer. When gardening, both the bigger and smaller beings may come out of the rocks if disturbed when you dig up the soil.

Some readers asked me if they can prey on your energy field they cannot. They can, however, cause disturbances in the frequency fields of the place you live in and such. The beings that prey on your energy directly and feed off it are different - they are tied in with the ghouls.

In this post I would like to touch upon what I call The Astral Surgical Team.

I came across them when I did hands on healings, and still do. As mentioned before, the astral plane is not my favorite realm, since its messy and tends to hold its explorer down in a lower density.

As an example, many mediums channel from that frequency and are often tricked by astral beings posing as etheric beings.

As I went about hands on healing, I came across The Astral Surgical Team entities who are a low frequency healing crew. When I first felt them I was quite critical. I saw them in my direct sight, not in peripheral vision.

They sort of casually appeared. They sauntered in, not only visually but audibly too. Normally, I dont fancy astral beings speaking so that I can hear them with the outer ear. Its kind of spooky to me. Usually they know to communicate via telepathy, which is the inner ear. The other way is too intrusive.

Allow me to make a general safety remark here:

A lot of people would like to have these supernatural experiences. We see the sorry result of this in the Matrix of Things: ouija, Crowleys tarot and so on. So it seems folks would accept everything as long as its straight outta spirit world. Following that way is a trap and the astral entities will suck you dry.

You have to protect your field and not give yourself away for a little metaphysical attention. A good strategy is to ignore these entities or call on celestial helpers, like The Angelic Realm....

Kim Dotcom Plots Hollywood Execs Downfall in Wake of Weinstein Scandal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It has been nothing short of a disastrous week for movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Accused of sexual abuse and harassment by a string of actresses, the latest including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, the 65-year-old is having his life taken apart.

This week, the influential producer was fired by his own The Weinstein Company, which is now seeking to change its name. And yesterday, following allegations of rape made in The New Yorker magazine, his wife, designer Georgina Chapman, announced she was leaving the Miramax co-founder.

My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions, the 41-year-old told People magazine.

As the scandal continues and more victims come forward, there are signs of a general emboldening of women in Hollywood, some of whom are publicly speaking out about their own experiences. If that continues to gain momentum and the opportunity is certainly there one man with his own experiences of Hollywoods wrath wants to play a prominent role.

Just the beginning. Sexual abuse and slavery by the Hollywood elites is as common as dirt. Tsunami, Kim Dotcom wrote on Twitter.

Dotcom initially suggested that via a website, victims of Hollywood abuse could share their stories anonymously, shining light on a topic that is often shrouded in fear and secrecy. But soon the idea was growing legs.

Looking for a Los Angeles law firm willing to represent hundreds of sexual abuse victims of Hollywood elites, pro-bono. Ill find funding, he said.

Within hours, Dotcom announced that hed found lawyers in the US who are willing to help victims, for free.

I had talks with Hollywood lawyers. Found a big law firm willing to represent sexual abuse victims, for free. Next, the website, he teased.

Its not hard to see why Dotcom is making this battle his own. Aside from any empathy he feels towards victims on a personal level, he sees his family as kindred spirits, people who have also felt the wrath of Hollywood executives.

That being said, the Megaupload founder is extremely clear that framing this as revenge or a personal vendetta would be not only wrong, but also disrespectful to the victims of abuse.

I want to help victims because Im a victim, he told TorrentFreak.

Im an abuse victim of Hollywood, not sexual abuse, but certainly a...

19:45

NFL, Puerto Rico and The Cost of War (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

NFL, Puerto Rico and The Cost of War Video Stefan Molynuex Video Source

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19:42

Unsafe buildings killed people in Mexican earthquake "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Mexico 7.1 Earthquake: Absolutely Horrific Images | MSNBC

19 September 2017

NBC News Steve Patterson reports on a powerful earthquake that struck just south of Mexico City.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

369 lives could have been saved in Mexico earthquake if building regulations were in line with other tremor hotspots

Wednesday 11th October 2017

NEARLY two thirds of the buildings that collapsed in last months Mexico earthquake were built using techniques banned in other seismic hotspots, US structural engineers revealed yesterday.

A Stanford University team said that some of the 369 lives lost could have been saved had the flat slab technique in which floors are supported only by concrete columns been banned after a 1985 quake.

We have known for 30 years that this system killed lots of people, so why are we still using it? asked Eduardo Miranda, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford.

The right decision after 85 would have been to completely ban this kind of construction. We could have saved lives.

The team found that 61 per cent of the collapsed buildings were constructed with the design, which moves too much in an earthquake without reinforced concrete walls or lateral bracing to resi...

19:41

Gujarat Government May Take Over Tata, Adani, Essar Power Plants "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The three companies had earlier offered to sell a 51% stake in their plants for Re 1 to the Gujarat State Electricity Board.

A technician repairs power supply lines at a power plant of Adani Power at Mundra Port in Gujarat April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A technician repairs power supply lines at a power plant of Adani Power at Mundra Port in Gujarat April 2, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Amit Dave/Files

Mumbai: The Gujarat government and lenders led by State Bank of India are working on a resolution plan for the electricity generation units of the Tatas, the Adanis, and the Essar group in Gujarat that are making huge losses due to an adverse Supreme Court judgment.

The judgment has prohibited coal-based plants from passing on their increased cost to customers.

This resolution plan, now in an advanced stage, comes in the backdrop of the lenders agreeing to invoke the strategic debt restructuri...

19:39

Sting Catches Texas Man Who Traveled Over 1,000 Miles For Sex With 9-Year-Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A Texas man traveled over 1,000 miles to Orlando, Florida, to have sex with a nine-year-old girl, but the girl was not there on Saturday when he arrived. Instead, carrying Sour Patch Kids candy, a bag of Skittles and a bottle of lubricant, he was met by police.

Mark Andrew Nichols, 64, interested in a fake advertisement launched September 13 on a website which spoke of meeting experienced parents to learn new things from about raising little ones, responded by allegedly frequently emailing and texting the detective who was posing as the girl and her parents, according to WFTV.

According to Orlando police, Nichols, who is married with two young children, wrote of sex acts that he planned to perform with the girl.

The fake dad said he and his wife were attempting to fashion a modeling career for their supposed daughter, and asked Nichols what interests he had with the girl. Nichols replied, When you say interests, are you asking generally? Or sexually? He added he was fascinated with incest, which he called an extreme turn on.

Nichols wrote that he wanted to have sex with the girl but wanted to know if the parents were comfortable with the idea. He also stated he would love to watch, and also asserted, I am extremely respectful about all of this.

When the detective posing as the father asked what Nichols desires were, Nichols answered:

I would like to visit you all. I am interested in having sex with the child and the childs mother. I am bi so I am open to some bi play with you if you are i...

19:38

Migration and sexual abuse in Italy: inside a toxic news cycle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Italian newspapers have abandoned their fact-checking role, giving in to the political exploitation of immigrants a sensitive issue ahead of next years elections.

Photo: Nicolas Armer/dpa/PA Images. Photo: Nicolas Armer/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved. At the end of the summer, the front pages of Italian newspapers were filled with morbid and tabloid-like accounts of two high-profile cases of sexual violence. The first occurred in Rimini a city on the Adriatic coast on the night of 26 August. Four men of foreign origin assaulted and raped a young Polish tourist and later abused a transsexual woman from Peru.

The second case was in Florence, on the night between 6 and 7 September. Two female American students accused two officers of the carabinieri police force of raping them after giving them a ride home in their patrol car.   

Media coverage of the rape in Rimini focused on the nationality of the rapists and their legal status (some of them had obtained asylum in Italy). Little or no attention was given to the victims. Rimini rape, the inhuman Butungu was in Italy for humanitarian reasons was one of the headlines of the regional newspaper Secolo XIX.

In reports on the incident in Florence, attention shifted to the victims. Journalists said that the young women had been drinking and smoking marijuana, and that their accounts were marred by inconsistencies as if to justify the officers conduct and blame the women for what had happened.

Some newspapers including La Stampa, Il Messaggero and Il Mattino even declared that in Florence police receive 150-200 rape accusations every year, but that 90% of them are false. This claim was later retracted but it still reinforced the stereotype of the woman w...

19:30

Trump poised to walk away from Iran nuclear deal "IndyWatch Feed War"

President unlikely to certify pact this week, triggering complex battle in Congress and Europe over ultimate fate of agreement

By  in Washington and  in London
The Guardian

Wednesday 11 October 2017 

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If Donald Trump decides this week to withdraw his endorsement of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, its fate and the potential for a major conflict will be determined by a complex battle in Congress.

No one is able to predict whether that struggle will lead to a reimposition of US sanctions, the collapse of the agreement and the rapid scaling-up of Irans nuclear programme. It could result in a compromise that leaves the deal alive but opens the way for a more combative policy towards Tehran on other fronts.

We are on a tightrope. We dont know what will happen, a western diplomat said.

Read the rest:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/11/trump-walk-away-us-iran-nuclear-deal

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Trump is expected to refuse to recertify the Iran nuclear deal

By Tracy Wilkinson
The Los Angeles Times

Any day now,...

19:29

If the Vaccines dont get you the Glysophate will "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Why Monsanto Officials Are Banned From The European Parliament

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Monsanto Banned From European Parliament

Late last month, members in the European Parliament (MEPs) announced that Monsanto officials would no longer be able to meet MEPs, attend committee meetings or even use digital resources in Brussels or Strasbourg parliament premises, essentially banning them from parliament.[1] The blow came after the biotech giant refused to attend a hearing organized by environment and agriculture committees over allegations that Monsanto engaged in regulatory interference by influencing studies into the safety of glyphosate, the active ingredient in their Roundup herbicide.

The Guardian quoted Green Party president Philippe Lamberts, who stated, Those who ignore the rules of democracy also lose their rights as a lobbyist in the European parliament U.S. corporations must also accept the democratic control function of the parliament. Monsanto cannot escape this.[2] This is one of the strongest examples yet in terms of a large government body not allowing Monsanto lobbyists to talk to its members going forward.

In the U.S., Monsanto has significant influence on government agencies, but even in the U.K., which was originally more resistant to Monsantos genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the company has made a lot of headway in changing their image. That being said, European Commission...

19:26

I Cannot Accept Hindutva Because I Am a Hindu "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Hindutva is a political invention that has re-defined Hinduism for its political purpose, which is to declare India a Hindu rashtra.

Credit: PTI

The other day, an acquaintance of mine asked me why I was opposing Hindutva. What did I have against it? I told her why. I said I opposed it for two reasons. One reason is personal and the other is political.

Let me begin with the personal. I cannot accept Hindutva because I am a Hindu. By this I dont mean only that I was born a Hindu, but that I am a believer. My religion is important to me. I draw daily strength and sustenance from it. It is central to my life and thought, and to my behaviour toward believers of other faiths, for Sanatan Dharma teaches that the world is our family. To millions of Indians, of whatever faith, religion matters. And all truly religious people know that God has no chosen people. We are all equal in the eyes of the creator.

So it is unbearable to watch my religion being transformed into what it was never meant to be by people who call themselves Hindus but practise a brutal, militant creed of their own that drives them to lynch defenceless innocent Indians, pump bullets into those who question their creed, and enter a train armed with knives to stab to death a fifteen-year-old boy who is returning to his village after his Eid shopping i...

19:21

IMF growth projection for 2018 at 2.6% of Greeces GDP "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said the Greek economy will grow by 2.6 pct in 2018, up from a 2.4 pct growth rate estimate envisaged in a draft budget plan tabled to Parliament by the Greek government last week. The IMF expects the Greek economy to grow 1.8 pct this year. In its annual

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19:20

Spanish Cabinet meets on Catalonia; Rajoy to address parlt Catalan leader doesnt know where he is, where he is going and with whom he wants to go. "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Associated Press

MADRID (AP) The Spanish Cabinet met in Madrid Wednesday to work out its response to an announcement from the head of the wealthy Catalonia region that he was proceeding with a declaration of independence, further fueling Spains worst political crisis in decades.

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy, who is due to address the national parliament later in the day, chaired the closed-doors meeting at the governments headquarters in the Moncloa Palace, on the outskirts of Madrid.

Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont said late Tuesday that he would proceed with the secession but would suspend it for a few weeks to facilitate negotiations. But the government has given little indication it is willing to talk.

In a highly anticipated speech, Puigdemont said the landslide victory in a disputed Oct. 1 referendum gave his government in the regional capital, Barcelona, the grounds to implement its long-held desire to break century-old ties with Spain.

But he proposed that the regional parliament suspend the effects of the declaration to commence a dialogue and help reduce tension.

The central government in Madrid responded that it did not accept the declaration and did not consider the referendum or its results to be valid.

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said the Catalan leader doesnt know where he is, where he is going and with whom he wants to go.

She said Puigdemont had put Catalonia in the greatest level of uncertainty seen yet.

One of the governments options Wednesday could be to set about applying Article 155 of the Constitution, which allows the central government to take some or total control of any of its 17 regions if they dont comply with their legal obligations. This would begin with a Cabinet meeting and a warning to the regional government to fall into...

19:18

China is Getting Full of and Fed Up With Patent Trolls "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

IAM THE VOICE OF PATENT TROLLS

Summary: In China too, as expected, local companies are becoming rather disgusted by a wave of patent trolls, enabled by misguided officials and bad advice from the likes of IAM (which sets up events in China at the behest of the patent microcosm)

THE largest producing economy, China, is now attracting trolls affiliated with Intellectual Ventures, the world's largest troll.

China has rapidly become the worlds trolling hub. IAM too is aware of it, having actively promoted this. Yesterday it wrote about what the Chinese call patent trolls. This is what happens in China now that it creates a trolls epidemic: (bear in mind IAM is a trolls denialist)

The coining of the term patent troll was a key moment in what eventually became a major backlash against non-practising entities (NPE) in the United Sates. Originally thought up within Intel in 1999, the catchy (some would say prejudicial) moniker was soon being employed by leading media outlets. Even if juries or newspaper readers do not know patents, they have almost certainly heard about trolls and they know that they are bad. While some judges have banned the term from their courtrooms, studies suggest it is still widely used in news coverage.

Nearly two decades after troll rhetoric emerged in the US, NPEs are becoming much more active in China, where NPE litigation is a comparatively new phenomenon. But NPEs are not a new concept to Chinese companies. Foreign NPEs have filed an increasing number of lawsuits in the country over the past year, though most of these have targeted non-domestic companies. As this trend continues, it is interesting to see how these activities are being portrayed in the Chinese media and through the Chinese language.

What IAM calls NPEs just means patent trolls, i.e. some of those that are in bed with IAM. But terminology aside, its clear that even IAM recognises the problem (not a problem for la...

19:15

New Las Vegas Shooter Theory: Rushed And Unprepared Could Have Led To Accident Like Shooting Himself In The Head "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

New Las Vegas Shooter Theory: Rushed And Unprepared Could Have Led To Accident Like Shooting Himself In The Head by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan It should be clear by now that the entire official narrative surrounding the Las Vegas shooting...

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19:14

Philippine President Removes Overall Control of War on Drugs from Philippine National Police "IndyWatch Feed War"

 
President Rodrigo Duterte orders the police officers facing various charges to be detailed in Basilan for two years during their presentation to the President in Malacaang on February 7, 2017. The President gave the errant police officers 15 days to decide whether to resign or accept their re-assignment in Basilan. Marcelino Pascua/Presidential Photo

MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has designated the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as the sole agency in charge of the war on drugs amid simmering public outrage over alleged police abuse in the continuing crackdown.

Duterte issued the order a few days after his latest net satisfaction score suffered from its biggest fall since he became president. Among the events in the news when the survey was conducted was the death of a minor in the hands of Caloocan City cops that triggered rare street protests.

The memorandum also comes on the heels of Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa calling out critics of the drug war for being ingrates. He has since apologized for the remarks.

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19:13

Kenya Election: Opposition Leader Withdraws From Repeat Presidential Poll "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition attends a rally at the Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi, Kenya September 17, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition attends a rally at the Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi, Kenya September 17, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Nairobi: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew on Tuesday from a court-ordered re-run of the presidential election due on October 26, saying the vote would not be free or fair and leaving President Uhuru Kenyatta as the only candidate.

Kenyatta said the election would proceed as planned, promising to ge...

19:12

The Greens versus Big Oil "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Russell Cook If you are an enviro-activist with access to lawyers and mega-money who believes that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) is caused by evil fossil fuel industries who ignore this harm to humanity to protect their profits, you dont simply whine about this problem, you file giant lawsuits against those industries.

19:08

Philippine lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt illegal war on drugs that lets police kill and circumvent legal procedures "IndyWatch Feed War"

Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) A group of Philippine lawyers on Wednesday filed an injunction with the Supreme Court to try to stop President Rodrigo Dutertes bloody war on drugs, calling it as an illegal campaign that lets police kill and circumvent legal procedures.

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 Lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno from the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), speaks during a news conference in metro Manila, Philippines October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

The governments directive for the fierce 15-month-old crackdown permits police to negate and neutralise targets, effectively granting them a license to kill suspected users and dealers, without gathering evidence or building a case, the lawyers said.

A practice of compiling lists of drug personalities and encouraging citizens to anonymously provide names was tantamount to drawing up a hit list, the petition said. It called for judicial intervention in thousands of cases where Filipinos were killed by police.

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa and Jose Manuel Diokno

The present war on drugs being waged by the government is not going to stop illegal drugs, crime and corruption, Jose Manuel Diokno, chairman of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), told a news conference.

(It) will only result in the killing of more and more people especially the poor.

The petition comes as public scrutiny intensifies on Dutertes signature campaign, which he insists will not stop, regardless of the bloodshed. He says he is prepared to go to jail to protect Filipinos from crimes fueled by addiction.

Duterte rejects criticism that his notoriously bellicose public remarks have been interpreted by some police as veiled instructions to kill drug users, with impunity.

Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Dionardo Carlos said police welcome the filing of the petition before the Supreme Court. He did not elaborate.

Though Filipinos are largely supportive of Dutertes iron-fisted approach, recent opinion polls indicate public doubts that his drugs wa...

19:07

New Zealands First Touts Progress in Talks to Form Govt, but Decision Delayed "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Winston Peters, leader of the New Zealand First Party, speaks during a media conference in Wellington, New Zealand, September 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Winston Peters, leader of the New Zealand First Party, speaks during a media conference in Wellington, New Zealand, September 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Wellington: The leader of the small nationalist party that will decide New Zealands next government said on Wednesday that huge progress had been made in coalition talks, but he has dropped a self-imposed deadline of October 12 to announce the new government.

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill Englishs ruling National Party won 56 seats at the September 23 election, while a Labour-Green bloc have 54 seats, leaving both needing New Zealand Firsts nine seats to meet t...

19:05

Can Britain make ivory ban work? The danger of unintended consequences "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Conversation

Can Britain make an ivory ban work? Only if it learns from Americas experience

October 9, 2017 3.19pm BST

Sales of ivory within the UK could soon be banned, if the government gets its way. British environment minister Michael Gove has launched a 12-week consultation exercise on a policy which, if implemented, would also ban all ivory imports and exports to the country.

There is much to celebrate about the government taking a lead on this issue. However, such bans can have unintended consequences. The US, for instance, is just over a year in to its own near total ivory ban after it amended its Endangered Species Act with a special rule for the African elephant. At a stroke it effectively outlawed domestic trade in elephant ivory, yet the ban has affected museums, musicians and even Arctic peoples. No wonder the US governments own Fish and Wildlife Service needs to issue guidance on What Can I Do With My Ivory?. If the UK is to make its ban work, it should first look across the Atlantic for some valuable lessons.

Museums have an ethical dilemma

Museums contain lots of ivory items of historical or cultural significance, and the important role they play in public life makes the case for an exemption. I recently visited The Smithsonian in Washington DC to find out how it is dealing with the ban as its experience will be important for UK institutions with ivory items such as the British Museum...

19:04

Stone Thrown at Australian Cricket Team Bus in Guwahati "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The broken mirror of the Australian Cricket Team bus.

The broken mirror of the Australian Cricket Team bus. Credit: Twitter/Aaron Finch

Guwahati: Australias cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus while returning to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here.

The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I).

Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!! Australian batsman Aaron Finch wrote on Twitter, posting a picture of the broken window of the bus.

No injuries were reported.

Australia also witnessed a similar incident during their tour of Bangladesh last month.

The Barsapara Stadiu...

19:02

#DestroyColonialism Action Video "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post #DestroyColonialism Action Video appeared first on It's Going Down.

A video compilation of some recent anti-colonial actions in the occupied territories known as North America.

For a roundup of actions on Its Going Down, go here.

19:00

2.5D Printing? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Casio the company famous for calculators, watches, and calculator watches is touting a 2.5D printer. We arent sure we are impressed with the marketing hype name, but it is an interesting innovation for people prototyping new designs. The printer can create material that appears to be leather, fabric, and other materials. With some additional work, the printer can even mimic hard materials like stone or wood. You can see a video about the machine below.

The Mofrel printer uses special digital sheets that appear to be thick paper or PET plastic, but are really a sandwich of different materials. When you heat an area of the sheet, particles inside the sandwich expand allowing the printer to apply a texture.

To heat the material, the Mofrel prints a pattern on the sheets back surface using carbon. The front of the sheet gets color print via a conventional ink jet process. Infrared light then causes the areas with the carbon to expand up to 1.7mm Casio calls this foaming. Apparently, future versions could allow expansion up to 2.5mm. The process varies a little if you use two-sided paper and theres software to manage the entire process including automatically producing realistic irregularities.

Of course, the materials that come out of the printer are still just made of thin sheets of paper or plastic. It might look like leather or some fabric, but you wont be able to use it as a replacement. But for making a model or a visual mock-up, it could be just the ticket. Supposedly, coatings can make the resulting material more durable and shiny, if desired.

Perhaps the time is coming when you could print a wallet. Meanwhile, inkjet printing on actual fabric, by the way, is nothing new.


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19:00

Will Facebooks Blood Donor Registration Feature Aid Indias Blood Banks? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Facebook aims to make it easy for its users to connect with those who may need blood, but it remains to be seen whether real donors will step up, instead of just sharing a Facebook badge claiming that they are blood donors.

Screenshot of a Facebook registration as a blood donor. Credit: Vishal Manve

Screenshot of a Facebook registration as a blood donor. Credit: Vishal Manve/Facebook

In India, a new Facebook feature to register users as blood donors has attracted mixed reactions from the public. The feature will allow individuals and hospitals in need of blood to notify nearby donors, by creating posts that include information like blood type, location and the reason for the donation. Potential donors will be able to respond to requests via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or even a phone call.

India has a considerable shortage of blood in its blood banks, with more than 38,000 donations reportedly required every day to balance it. Due to the shortage, patients and their relatives either have to sear...

19:00

UK Reaffirms Commitment to Iran Nuclear Deal in Call With Trump "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, hosts a discussion around the cabinet table on the findings of the Race Disparity Unit, in 10 Downing Street, central London, Britain October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Britains Prime Minister, Theresa May, hosts a discussion around the cabinet table on the findings of the Race Disparity Unit, in 10 Downing Street, central London, Britain October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters

London: Britains Prime Minister Theresa May has reaffirmed Britains commitment to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump ahead of a key US decision on whether Tehran has stuck to the terms o...

19:00

My personal genealogy of International Institutions in World History "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Disorder of Things is delighted to host a symposium on Laust Schouenborgs new book International Institutions in World History: Divorcing International Relations Theory from the State and Stage ModelsWe kick off the symposium with an inaugural post from Laust, followed by replies over the next few days from Erik Ringmar, Cornelia Navari, Yale Ferguson, and Benjamin de Carvalho. We will conclude the symposium with a reply from Laust.

Laust is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University. His research interests fall within International Relations theory, particularly the English School approach, disarmament, security studies and world history.

You will be able to find all the posts for this forum here.

 


I must say that I have some rather grand ambitions with this book perhaps too grand. I aim to put International Relations (IR) theory on a new footing and to challenge the role of the state and stage models, not just in IR, but also in ou...

18:59

US military reports two US B-1B strategic bombers conduct firing drills with South Korea & Japan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Two American B1-B bombers have simulated live fire drills over the Korean peninsula, Yonhap news agency reports, citing South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. Two US Pacific Command B-1B Lancers were joined by Japanese and South Korean fighter jets in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula, the US military said in a statement according to Reuters. The American supersonic bombers flew from Guam and joined two South Korean F-15K fighter jets near the peninsula to stage a "simulated air-to-ground missile-firing drill" which Seoul's military said took place Tuesday night. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff noted that the "training of virtual air-to-ground missiles" took place over the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.

18:59

Scandal Wipes a Third of Kobe Steels Value in Two Days "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bloomberg

By Eric Lam

October 11, 2017, 12:40 AM EDT
  • Domestic buyers see shares tumble amid false data scandal
  • Bond premiums, default protection costs at Kobe also surge
The headquarters of Kobe Steel in Hyogo prefecture.

 Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg

The impact of the scandal at Kobe Steel Ltd. is gathering pace.

Leading customers from Shinsho Corp. to Mitsubishi Corp. have been sucked into Kobes false product data debacle, triggering outsized moves in debt, credit and equity securities associated with Japans third-largest steelmaker by output and sales.

More than a third has been wiped from Kobe Steels stock-market value, in a record two-day slide.

Kobe Steel disclosed Sunday that its staff had falsified data about the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products, and said Wednesday that iron ore powder data may also be suspect. While JPMorgan securities Japan Co. estimates the cost of replacing the parts could be as much as 15 billion yen ($133 million), the reputational cost and potential lawsuits stemming from the disclosures could cost Kobe Steel far more.

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18:59

Lawsuit Filed Against Bump Stock Makers by Las Vegas Shooting Victims "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A bump fire stock that attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, U.S., October 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A bump fire stock that attaches to a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing rate is seen at Good Guys Gun Shop in Orem, Utah, US, October 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters

New York: A lawsuit seeking to represent the victims of the Las Vegas rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, was filed against the makers of so-called bump stocks, which the shooter used to achieve a near-automatic rate of fire.

The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in state court in Clark County, Nevada, over the weekend and announced on Tuesday, accuses Slide Fire Solutions and other unnamed manufacturers of negligence leading to the infliction of emotional distress on thousands of people who witnessed or were injured in the October 1 shooting at a...

18:58

Greg Hunter, Massive Global Defaults Coming "IndyWatch Feed World"

Massive Global Defaults Coming
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

Money manager Michael Pento says President Trump sent a profound financial message to Wall Street and Main Street when he said $74 billion in Puerto Rican debt needed to be wiped out. Pento, who is also an economist, explains, What I find very striking is that Trump said, very honestly, were going to get rid of that. Were going to abrogate it. Were going to cancel that debt. So, hes telling private creditors, Goldman Sachs, pension funds and individual bond holders, youre going to get close to, if not exactly, zero cents on the dollar. Thats an explicit default on debt. Ladies and gentleman, please listen to me, the governments of the world, which include the United States, Puerto Rico, Greece, China, Japan and Eurozone, they are going to default on their debt either explicitly or implicitly through inflation. That is whats happening now, and that condition will only exacerbate as we go through time.

Is Puerto Rico a test for debt default? Pento says, Absolutely correct. Its whats going to happen. There has also been a test case in Cyprus and in Greece. They are telling creditors you are going to get X cents on the dollar. Th...

18:58

The FRAND Lobby is Trying to Sneak Software Patents Into Countries That Banned Them "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

India IAM lobbyingSummary: The patent lobby is attempting to find new ways to impose patents on software (with euphemisms like reasonable, non-discriminatory or fair), even in places that explicitly disallow these

THE Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), Business Software Alliance (BSA) and other front groups of Microsoft have long lobbied for FRAND. Its one way for Microsoft to systematically impede/suppress/discourage if not altogether ban/obstruct Free/Open Source software. Cablegate has a lot of evidence of it.

Any FRAND Trojan horse is basically an attempt to put a cost on things that are otherwise free, such as software. When everyone is free to implement something, in the form of Free/Open Source software, the only barrier can be software patents.

India, as is widely known, is not allowing software patents, yet IAM keeps shaming and bullying India to change that policy. IAM is basically like a lobbying group masquerading as a publication. Yesterday Jacob Schindler wrote about it again, in support of FRAND. To quote the final portion:

Over at SpicyIP, Rajiv Choudhry discusses the new FRAND initiative in the context of what he terms an ongoing turf war between the TRAI and the CCI. In the patent space, the latter has become a fixture thanks to its intervention in two SEP disputes involving Ericsson. The CCI launched investigations of the Swedish company based on complaints by both Intex and Micromax, both of which Ericsson sued for patent infringement. In March 2016, the Delhi High Court ruled that those probes could continue, suggesting that the CCI is going to have jurisdiction to look into such SEP matters going forward. If anything comes of this TRAI consultation, there could be a second SEP watchdog in India that patent owners will need to pay close attention to.

As a reminder, earlier this year IAM...

18:54

As Trump Discusses Options US Flies Bombers Over Korea "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, takes-off to fly a bilateral mission with Japanese and South Korea Air Force jets in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A US Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, takes-off to fly a bilateral mission with Japanese and South Korea Air Force jets in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Seoul/Was...

18:52

UK reaffirms commitment to Iran nuclear deal in call with Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Prime minister Theresa May said that the deal was 'vitally important for regional security' in a phone call with US President Donald Trump

18:51

The UK: Extricating Itself From The EU Pig Trough by G Squared "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The UK needs to protect and care for its own people. It has taken the first step, by extricating itself from The EU Pig Trough and Cesspit. The second stage is to evict and deny all blackmails: American. Polaris was an idiocy, and financial devastation visited on The UK. Neither Russia nor China have ever []

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18:50

California wildfires: At least 10 dead, 1,500 structures destroyed as 20,000 flee flames sweeping through wine country (UPDATES) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Raging wildfires in California's wine country have claimed at least 10 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds have swept through the region, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and tree-lined neighbourhoods. Comment: At least 1,500 structures destroyed by Northern California wildfires as state of emergency declared Several fires broke out virtually simultaneously and then spread rapidly overnight, sending residents fleeing as embers rained down and flames raged around them. Two hospitals in Santa Rosa, the largest city in the region with 175,000 people, were forced to evacuate patients. Later in the day, fires from ruptured gas lines dotted the smoky landscapes of blackened hillsides. Fire trucks raced by smoldering roadside landscaping in search of higher priorities. The flames were unforgiving throughout the city, torching block after block with little to salvage. Hundreds of homes in the Fountain Grove area were leveled by flames so hot they melted the glass off of cars and turned aluminum wheels into liquid. One neighbourhood of older homes was scorched, leaving only brick chimneys and downed power lines.

18:49

Evidence of Ancient Megalithic Culture in Massachusetts Revealed For the First Time "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





All this was fully understood by Barry Fell some forty years ago and fully written up in his book America BC.  He was roundly ignored by the Archaeology crowd.

Our own work has long since established the Atlantean Bronze Age from 2500 BC at least to 1159 BC.  This inspired European and Mediterranean peoples to form communities in the Mississippi valley.  They also established communities throughout the whole Eastern seaboard as well.  It is obvious that the Celts concentrated in New England and the Hudson Valley.

This allowed transport inland along the Mohawk valley connecting to the Great Lakes and access to the copper-fields of Lake superior.   Quite obviously the northern tribes focused on the Hudson while the folk passing through Gibraltar ended up in the Mississippi.


Evidence of Ancient Megalithic Culture in Massachusetts Revealed For the First Time

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18:47

As Amitabh Bachchan Turns 75, A Look at Some of His Work "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Amitabh Bachchan has done it all and continues to be active on the entertainment scene, remaining one of the most influential figures in Hindi cinema.

A mural of Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai. Credit: Reuters

A mural of Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai. Credit: Reuters

Amitabh Bachchan has been an ubiquitous presence in the lives of several generations and his earliest fans are grandparents today, as is he. He reminds them of their youth even though he has physically aged. But a constant reinvention of persona has meant that he is familiar to their grandkids too.

Bachchan began as an actor in small side roles, but even then stood out for his brooding presence. Whether as a villain in Parvana, the intense doctor in Anand or as the hero in the lighthearted road film Bombay to Goa, Bachchan drew the viewers eye with his tremendous screen presence and sonorous voice. Then came Zanjeer, where, with his simmering anger he burst on the screen as the angry young man, followed by a series of films in the same mould, such as Deewar, Trishul and Sholay.

He could make us laugh as well, as seen in Amar Akbar Anthony, which established him as the number one star in the Hindi film industry, or, as a peer of his once said, the number one to ten star.

There has been no looking back since.

Besides acting, singing and dancing, Bachchan is brand ambassador for a wide range of products, service...

18:47

Liberians Vote in Presidential Poll to Bolster Peaceful Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A woman casts her ballot during presidential elections at a polling station in Monrovia, Liberia, October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A woman casts her ballot during presidential elections at a polling station in Monrovia, Liberia, October 10, 2017. Credit: Reuters

MonroviaLiberians voted on Tuesday in an election expected to mark the first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades in a country haunted by a civil war that ended nearly 15 years ago.

Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, is praised for maintaining peace since taking over after the end of the West African countrys 14-year conflict in which child fighters were used.

Liberias policy of prioritising reconciliation over justice, however, has meant that prominent figures responsible for the violence that killed a quarter of a million people are still present on the political landscape.

There is no clear frontrunner but Prince Johnson, a former rebel leader who finished third in t...

18:46

'Freedom of navigation' operation: US destroyer challenges Beijing's 'excessive maritime claims' in South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The USS Chafee navy destroyer has sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea in a so-called "freedom of navigation" operation, which, according to military officials cited by Reuters, was conducted to challenge China's "excessive claims." The USS Chafee sailed past the Paracel Islands Tuesday, US military officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The destroyer reportedly sailed outside of, but "very close," to the 12-nautical-mile territorial limits of the islands which are claimed by China and its neighbors. The mission was undertaken to challenge "excessive maritime claims" in the region, according to the officials. The destroyer, an active unit of the US Pacific Fleet, reportedly departed Hong Kong Monday.

18:45

Brazil Congressional Report Recommends Shelving Charges Against Temer "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Brazil's President Michel Temer gestures during a ceremony in commemoration of the National Day of Micro and Small Enterprises, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil October 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Brazils President Michel Temer gestures during a ceremony in commemoration of the National Day of Micro and Small Enterprises, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, October 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Brasilia: A Brazilian congressional report recommended on Tuesday that President Michel Temer should not face trial for obstruction of justice and membership in a criminal organisation, arguing that the charges against him were unfounded.

The report by Congressman Bonifacio de Andrada, a...

18:45

Whoa! Soros Had A $42 Million Short Open On MGM (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Whoa! Soros Had A $42 Million Short Open On MGM Video DAHBOO On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, the board of MGM Resorts International decided to approve a $1 billion share repurchase program. At $17.7 billion today, the program represented...

The post Whoa! Soros Had A $42 Million Short Open On MGM (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:43

Israeli spies found Russians using antivirus software for hacks: Reports "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Israeli intelligence officials hacked network of Russian internet security giant Kaspersky in a two-year operation before warning US counterparts

18:42

This Doctor Had Perioral Dermatitis. Here's The Regimen That Cleared Her Skin "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This Doctor Had Perioral Dermatitis. Here's The Regimen That Cleared Her Skin Hero ImageSarah Villafranco, M.D., must be doing something right because she has clear, poreless, bright, and blemish-free skin. "It wasn't always that way, though," she said. She suffered from perioral dermatitisthose persistent little bumps that never really fully form into blemishes, but disrupt the texture of the skinand bouts of acne before achieving her flawless glow.

In aligning with her true purpose, she discovered what's right for her skin.

Dr. V used to be an emergency room doctor, most likely one of the few with a holistic bent. She'd carry lavender essential oil in her pocket to calm her rattled patients and used her aromatherapy know-how to help them with pain and trauma. Many years into her ER career, her mother was diagnosed with cancer, prompting her to rethink almost everythingespecially her career as an ER doctor. Her mother was a lawyer and had worked too much, and she saw herself following in the same footsteps. It was a demanding job and also reactive. Many of her patients were averse to the idea of changing their lifestyles to prevent further emergencies. This truth wore on her conscience.

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It was an innocent soap-making class that catapulted her into a study of natural perfumes, organic skin care, and of course, lots of soap-making. Inspired by a few friends who had taken the leap and her mother, who would have advised her to follow her heart, she started Osmia Organics. Through endless trial and error, here's what she's learned works well for her skin and what finally cured her perioral dermatitis:

1. A warm washcloth first thing in the morning.

"This is something my mother taught me," she said. She drenches a washcloth with hot water (not scalding), as hot as she can stand, and drapes it over her face first thing. It helps open up the pores and gives her one moment when she cannot do anything elseno multitasking here! Plus, it has some exfoliating benefits, too.

2. Black clay cleanser cleared perioral dermatitis.

"It's the only cleanser I've used on my face for over five years now," she said. "The reason I use it is because I have perioral dermatitis when I created the bar, I had a full-fledged case of P.D." Before using the black clay cleanser, she adored the look of Er...

18:42

Japans Nikkei Closes at Two-Decade High "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nikkei rose 57.76 points to close at 20881.27, the highest close since Dec. 5, 1996

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TOKYOThe Nikkei Stock Average hit a two-decade closing high on Wednesday, a milestone for the nations long-suffering stock market, driven by stronger earnings, an improved economy and a better environment for shareholders.

The Nikkei rose 57.76 points to close at 20881.27, the highest close since 20943.90 on Dec. 5, 1996.

Some money managers say they believe Japan is finally ready to break out of a rut that is more than a quarter-century old. But skepticism about the long-term outlook remains common because of the nations aging population and trade-dependent economy.

Over the past 2 decades, the Nikkei has broken above 20000 several times only to lose ground later. It has never gotten anywhere close to its record closing high of 38915.87 on Dec. 29, 1989. A previous surge above 20000 in 2015 fizzled out after fears emerged about Chinas economic outlook.

In the current rally, as in previous cases, Japan is lagging global peers such as the U.S., where stock prices have already set records this year.

While some investors are drawn mainly by Japans low valuations, changed corporate behavior and signs of a longer-term economic pickup are also attracting global money managers.

Pretax profits at Japanese companies, excluding financial firms, increased 23% from a year earlier to a record 22 trillion ($196 billion) in the April-June quarter, according to the Ministry of Finance. Companies are taking shareholder-friendly moves such as bringing in more independent directors and buying back shares.

Over the past...

18:41

Australias first Nobel peace laureate- but no congratulations from Prime Minister who supports nuclear weapons "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

If only Australia could get a Nobel prize for sport wouldnt Turnbull be thrilled with THAT?

Malcolm Turnbull wont congratulate Australias first Nobel peace laureate, because he supports nukes...

18:38

No IACP Bail Fund & JVP Action "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post No IACP Bail Fund & JVP Action appeared first on It's Going Down.

An online fundraising page has been set up in coordination with the Philly Anti-Repression Fund to preemptively prepare for any possible arrests during the mobilization against the IACP.

From the No IACP Bail Fund:

Organizations and individuals will be mobilizing in mass demonstrations and have called for decentralized, autonomous actions throughout the weekend to oppose this gathering, and we need your help! Any funds you can give will go towards bail in the event of arrests that weekend, and its crucial that we fundraise in advance in order to show people coming out for this mobilization that we support them.

Please donate what you can anything you can give helps!

** All funds not used for bail during the IACP conference will be donated to the Philly Anti-Repression Fund to support future arrestees. **

Check out phillyantirepression.wordpress.com for more information on the Philly Anti-Repression Fund!


Jewish Voice for Peace Philadelphia has called for an action on October 22nd outside the convention center targeting the participation of the Anti-Defamation League in the IACP conference. Their call, titled Tell the ADL: End Deadly Police Exchanges, reads:

TELL THE ADL: END DEADLY POLICE EXCHANGES. Militaristic policing doesnt make us safe! 

Why will the Anti-Defamation League, a self-professed civil rights leader, have a table at a conference of police chiefs? 

Join JVP Philly for this action outside the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. Well be out there to call on the Anti-Defamation League to stop running exchange programs between U.S. police departments and Israeli military. These exchanges exacerbate racist police violence, militarization, and surveillance both here and in Israel/Palestine.

Policing doesnt make us feel safe, and we reject safety built on militarized, racist, Islamophobic policing.

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18:32

The survival game: post-referendum politics in Iraqi Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

 The regional hostile post-referendum moves may seem to leave the Kurds with little reason for optimism, but in Kurdistan, resistance never comes as a surprise.

A Kurdish man puts his finger into a bottle of ink at a polling station during the referendum vote in Erbil, Iraq, on Sept. 25, 2017. Picture by Khalil Dawood/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. All rights reserved. On the 25th of September, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) organized a highly controversial independence referendum. Though non-binding, the Iraqi Parliament declared the vote illegal, and obliged the government of Prime Minister Al-Abadi to take all necessary measures to preserve the unity of Iraq. The Kurds did not bulge not to the threats from Baghdad, Tehran and Ankara, nor to pressure from Kurdistans closest international allies to postpone the vote. In a day filled with hope and euphoria, close to 93 percent of the Kurdistani electorate voted in favor of independence, with a turnout of 72 percent.

Two weeks later, the Iraqi governments hostile post-referendum moves may seem to leave the Kurds with little reason for optimism. But in Kurdistan, resistance never comes as a surprise.

The Kurds concerns

In the two weeks before the referendum, I was in Iraqi Kurdistan to conduct interviews with politicians, minority representatives, researchers, and civil society activists. Within this fortnight, Kurdistans capital city Erbil transformed into a vibrant advertisement in favor of independence as the streets got lined with flags, buildings covered in banners, and car windows blinded by pictures of KRG President Massoud Barzani. Everyone seemed obsessed with the referendum, and few people questioned that the yes-campaign would win by a landslide.

The overwhelming support for the Kurdish cause is not a recent surge.

The overwhelming support for the Kurdish cause is not a recent surge. If anything, the number of Kurds in favor of independence is even...

18:31

Milo, Neoreaction, and the Alt-Right "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recently Buzzfeed released an article in which they claimed to have access to many of Milo Yiannopolous emails, some of which they published. I am

The post Milo, Neoreaction, and the Alt-Right appeared first on Atavisionary.

18:30

Wednesday Opera Don Giovanni "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Giulini, Sutherland, a classic recording


18:30

New African Literature is Disrupting What is Prized by Western Press "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Who gets to document African realities? Who are the gatekeepers of African publishing traditions?

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after a reading of her book Americanah in Lagos in 2013. Credit: Reuters

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after a reading of her book Americanah in Lagos in 2013. Credit: Reuters

African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the fields earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star Afropolitan names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.

Books like Chimamanda Adichies Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, Teju Coles Open City, Taiye Selasis Ghana Must Go and Yaa Gyasis Homegoing...

18:30

Musical Chairs as Battistellis Chinchilla Garca-Escudero Mrquez Could Reportedly Take Antnio Campinos Place "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Club Med Extraordinaire, a small world after all

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Summary: A culture of nepotism continues to thrive at the EPO, with Garca-Escudero Mrquez (above) rumoured to be after Campinos (also above) position now that hes taking Battistellis (above) position; Garca-Escudero Mrquez is also Battistellis chinchilla at the appeal boards, obliterating any illusion of independence

IGNORING yesterday's noise from the EPO and Battistellis blog, as well as the daily lies (those lies about SMEs carry on; the EPO did it several times yesterday), the major news came after 6PM when the EPO wrote: The Council of the European Patent Organisation elected Antnio Campinos as the next President of the Office @EPOorg starting 1 July 2018 (we wrote about it around the same time).

Dutch media then covered it, focusing on the nationality of Campinos, calling him the Portugees (in Dutch). He is also French, but the media conveniently ignores that.

So who is taking the place of Campinos at EUIPO?

The EPOs former employee, Christian Archambeau, is tipped as possible successor to Campinos at the EUIPO, one reader told us. Garca-Escudero also mentioned as a possible candidate.

Archambeau studied at the Universite Libre Bruxelles...

18:30

Climate change is a crap theory and climate change is also doing good says Tony Abbott "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tony Abbott says climate change is probably doing good
Former Australian PM delivers speech in London comparing global warming action to killing goats to appease volcano gods,
Guardian, Karl Mathiesen 10 Oct 17  Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has suggested climate change is probably doing good in a speech in London in which he likened policies to combat it to primitive people once killing goats to appease the volcano gods .

Abbott delivered the annual lecture to the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), a climate sceptic thinktank on Monday evening. The Guardian and several other media outlets were blocked from attending the event but a copy of the speech was later circulated.

Abbott told the group the ostracisation of those who did not accept climate science was the spirit of the Inquisition, the thought-police down the ages. He also reprised his 2009 assertion that the so-called settled science of climate change was absolute crap.

Measures to deal with climate change, which Abbott said would damage the economy, were likened to primitive people once killing goats to appease the volcano gods.

At least so far, he said, its climate change policy...

18:29

Catalan President Chickened Out; Catalans Outraged "IndyWatch Feed War"

Catalans have risked their lives during the referendum days ago to express their collective desiresfor self-determination. But just as they are getting ready to celebrate their victory at the ballot box, its own president bowed down to enormous pressure from the Spanish government. The people are right, freedom has been postponed for so many times. Continue reading Catalan President Chickened Out; Catalans Outraged

18:28

Syria football coach hails 'miracle' campaign despite Australia defeat "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Syria lost 3-2 on aggregate in a play-off against Australia who have now qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia

18:27

Spy vs spy vs spy as Israel watches Russian hackers: NYT "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP/File | The Russian intrusion detected more than two years ago used anti-virus software manufactured by the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab as an ad hoc global search tool, The New York Times said

WASHINGTON (AFP)  Israeli spies observed Russian government hackers in real time as they scoured computers around the world for the codenames of US intelligence programs, The New York Times reported Tuesday night.

The Russian intrusion detected more than two years ago used anti-virus software manufactured by the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab as an ad hoc global search tool, the Times said, quoting current and former government officials.

The software is used by 400 million people around the world, including by officials at some two dozen American government agencies, the Times reported.

Israeli intelligence had hacked into the Kaspersky network and upon detecting the Russian intrusion, alerted the United States. This led to a decision last month for Kaspersky software to be removed from US government computers, the Times said.

It is known that Russian hackers stole classified documents from a National Security Agency employee who had stored them on his home computer which featured Kaspersky antivirus software, the paper said.

It said that it is not yet publicly known what other secrets the Russians may have obtained from US government agencies by using Kaspersky software as a sort of Google search for sensitive information.

The Times said Kaspersky Lab denied any knowledge of or involvement in the Russian hacking.

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18:27

Republican Senator warns on Donald Trump starting World War 3 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

President Donald Trump Could Bring About World War III, Senator Bob Corker Charges | TODAY 

Reckless Trump threatens World War III, says US Senator The New Daily, 10 Oct 17Donald Trump is treating the US presidency like a reality show and making reckless threats that could put the world on the path to World War III, according to the chairman of the US foreign relations committee.

In an extraordinary condemnation of Mr Trump, Republican Senator Bob Corker said the President acts like hes doing The Apprentice or something.

He concerns me he would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation, Mr Corker told The New York Times in a 25-minute phone interview following a day-long Twitter spat between the two former friends.

At the height of that spat, Mr Corker said Mr Trump had turned the White House into an adult day care centre.

But he went much further in the Times interview, alleging senior White House officials spend most of their days trying to rein in Mr Trumps worst instincts.

I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, its a situation of trying to contain him, the Times quoted the Senator as saying.

He accused the president of undercutting Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and his attempts at finding a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.

A lot of people think that there is some kind of good cop, bad cop act underway, but thats just not true, Mr Corker said of the relationship between the president and Mr Tillerson.

The president had undermined diplomatic efforts with his heavy-handed use of Twitter too.

I know he has hurt, in several instances, hes hurt us as it relates to negotiations that were underway by tweeting things out, Mr Corker said.

The Times reported that while Mr Corker wouldnt directly answer when asked whether he thought Mr. Trump was fit for the presidency, he did say the commander in chief was not fully aware of the power of his office.

I dont think he appreciates that when the president of the United States speaks and sa...

18:23

Missing Baryonic Matter Found Using Planck Satellite Data "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Baryonic (normal) matter has been found to be denser in the space between galaxies (the intergalactic medium) than previously thought. The observations are said to account for the missing baryonic matter expected to exist in the universe:

The missing links between galaxies have finally been found. This is the first detection of the roughly half of the normal matter in our universe protons, neutrons and electrons unaccounted for by previous observations of stars, galaxies and other bright objects in space.

You have probably heard about the hunt for dark matter, a mysterious substance thought to permeate the universe, the effects of which we can see through its gravitational pull. But our models of the universe also say there should be about twice as much ordinary matter out there, compared with what we have observed so far.

Two separate teams found the missing matter made of particles called baryons rather than dark matter linking galaxies together through filaments of hot, diffuse gas.

"The missing baryon problem is solved," says Hideki Tanimura at the Institute of Space Astrophysics in Orsay, France, leader of one of the groups. The other team was led by Anna de Graaff at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Because the gas is so tenuous and not quite hot enough for X-ray telescopes to pick up, nobody had been able to see it before.

A Search for Warm/Hot Gas Filaments Between Pairs of SDSS Luminous Red Galaxies

Missing baryons in the cosmic web revealed by the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect


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18:21

UP Teen Allegedly Arrested, Beaten in Jail Over Facebook Post on River Ganga "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

After he received bail, sedition charges were also allegedly added.

Zakir was targeted for questioning the logic of granting legal person status to the Ganga. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: A teenaged Muslim boy was allegedly arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police and charged with hacking after posting a Facebook status update on the recent court ruling on rivers Ganga and Yamuna, The Telegraph reported.

Eighteen-year-old Zakir Ali Tyagi described his arrest and release while speaking at the meeting of the Bhim Army Defence Committee at the Press Club of India in Delhi on Tuesday, where many others also described their plight under the Adityanath rule in UP.

According to Tyagi, after the Uttarakhand high court termed the Ganga and Yamuna rivers as living entities and gave them legal rights, he had updated his Facebook status to: The Ganga has been declared a living entity; will criminal charg...

18:16

Old & New Mccarthyism: Fear of Russia, China in the American Mind "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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It has become almost cliche to compare the current atmosphere of Russo-Phobia in US politics to the 1950s Mccarthyism. The sometimes open and sometimes subtle demonization of alleged Chinese influence in Hollywood has drawn similar parallels. While the anti-Russia, anti-China atmospheres of the 1950s and today are very different, in some ways they are quite similar. The commonalities between the two episodes point to certain truths about the psyche of the American people, especially certain demographics, and what those demonizing the two Eurasian superpowers are really afraid of.

An Inner-Party Purge

The opening of Mccarthyism in the USA, much like the current Russia Investigation was a fight within a major US political party. Though Mccarthyism eventually moved toward Republicans calling Democrats soft on Communism, the period opened with the Democratic Party purging its own ranks of a distrusted element.

Prior to the Second World War, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had often stood up to his own party in order to transform the United States. Democrats who opposed him had formed the American Liberty League in the 1936 Presidential election. Prominent Democratic leader Al Smith urged opposition to Roosevelt saying that the USA can have only one capital, Washington or Moscow! This was, of course, a not so subtle recognition of the fact that Roosevelts mass movement of supporters had many outspoken Communists and Socialists in its ranks. Though Roosevelt died 1945, after the war, the leftist political army that had backed him remained intact.

In 1946, when Trumans Cold War crackdown began, this network of labor unionists, intellectuals, and African American community leaders still had a large amount of influence among the Democratic Partys activist base. Vito Marcantonio, a close ally of the Communist Party, represented Harlem in the US House of Representatives. Many Roosevelt Democrats had a very positive opinion of the Soviet Union and the role it played in defeating fascism.

Many of these urban based Roosevelt Democrats had no objection to aligning with the CommunistParty and its larger political milieu on local issues. Democratic Party Labor Unions like the United Auto Workers, the International Longshore Warehouse Union, the National Maritime Union, and the United Steelworkers of America, had large pro-Co...

18:15

Future Of Spain, Catalonia Uncertain After Puigdemont Speech "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Future Of Spain, Catalonia Uncertain After Puigdemont Speech by Elizabeth Vos  DisObedient Media Earlier today, Catalonian President and leader of the independence movement, Carles Puigdemont stated that an official move towards a declaration of Catalonian independence would be delayed. Politico reported Puigdemonts...

The post Future Of Spain, Catalonia Uncertain After Puigdemont Speech appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:13

Australian Prime Minister fails to congratulate the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nobel prize but PM has no time for peaceniksDimity Hawkins and Tilman Ruff. The Australian, October 9, 2017, Sean Parnell Melbourne doctor Tilman Ruff might have helped initiate a global movement awarded the Nobel Peace Prize but that doesnt mean he will be congratulated by the Australian Prime Minister.

Indeed, last night, about 48 hours after the announcement, Professor Ruff had still not received a call from Malcolm Turnbull nor anyone acting on his behalf.

Im a little disappointed that this is the first time that an organisation founded in Australia has been recognised with the highest global award in the world for peace and I would have hoped that would warrant some acknowledgments or congratulations, Professor Ru...

18:10

Strong Earthquake Strikes Bouvet Island Region, SAO "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CIL -095K M6.7 quake occurs in Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean This earthquake did NOT generate a destructive tsunami. Aftershock measuring 5.3mb struck within 5 hours. Magnitude: 6.7 mww ( 0.1) Location: 54.285S, 8.637E ( 10.4 km) Depth: 10.0 km ( 1.8) Time: 2017-10-10 18:53:28.050 UTC Source: USGS/ US (us1000apql)Filed under: News Alert Tagged: []

18:09

Trump Did Not Challenge Tillerson to an IQ Test Showdown, He Was Simply Joking "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Donald Trump did not imply he was smarter than Rex Tillerson by saying they should compare IQ tests, White House press secretary Sarah Sander said while telling reporters to get a sense of humor.

Trump did not imply he was smarter than Tillerson, his top spokesperson said on Tuesday, claiming that his offer for both to take an IQ test was a joke. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: In an interview with Forbes magazine published on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump had suggested hes smarter than secretary of state Rex Tillerson and that the two should compare IQ tests.

However, the comment, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, was a joke.

Trump did not imply he was smarter than Tillerson, his top spokesperson said on Tuesday, claiming that his offer for both to take an IQ test was a joke.

He wasnt questioning the secretary of states intelligence, Sanders said. He made a joke. Maybe you guys should get a sense of humor and try it sometime. He simply made a joke.

Trumps tense relationship with Tillerson burst into public view last week. An NBC news story claimed US vice president Mike Pence had to talk Tillerson out of resigning this summer, and that Tillerson...

18:07

18:05

Puerto Rico: Building Power While The Lights Are Out "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Puerto Rico: Building Power While The Lights Are Out appeared first on It's Going Down.

A land abandoned is one in which no one has come to respond. Thats not the case in Puerto Rico.

Thousands of FEMA/military/FBI/police and others have flooded the island and where, at first, we imagined an occupation, this does not qualify as such. An existing occupation would be a visible occupation. But the optics are lacking. No, Puerto Rico is flush with responders. But the people have been left to fend for themselves in streets with defunct street lights, creating perilous conditions at large and busy intersections. Debris stretches across roads; collapsed walls, snapped light poles, chunks of cement, hundreds of downed power lines and what doesnt block the roads hangs precariously over them, teetering over cars and pedestrians.

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is on the ground, based at a church in Guaynabo and circulating literal tons of procured food/water/hygiene and baby supplies to areas that have been cut off from aid. Going directly to peoples homes with local residents in our vehicles, being welcomed into homes, listening to stories, responding to requests; that is mutual aid. That is solidarity.

A better world imagined is a better world manifested is a better world strengthened. So when words like response, action and relief are used so carelessly and with such brevity as by a mass federal and military body resting in luxury hotels with power, clean water, dedicated catered buffets, air conditioning and internet service while elderly residents with cardiac conditions lie sweltering in structurally damaged homes without access to any of the above, we can destroy those misgnomers with actions rooted in community guided by principles of solidarity.

Building power from the streets.
Building power while the lights are out.

All power to the people.
All power to the imagination.
All power to the revolution of everyday life.

MADR,
Guaynabo, PR crew

18:02

Intel Accelerates Its Quantum Computing Efforts With 17-Qubit Chip "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Intel says it is shipping an experimental quantum computing chip to research partners in The Netherlands today. The company hopes to demonstrate that its packaging and integration skills give it an edge in the race to produce practical quantum computers.

The chip contains 17 superconducting qubitsthe quantum computers fundamental component. According to Jim Clarke, Intels director of quantum hardware, the company chose 17 qubits because its the minimum needed to perform surface code error correction, an algorithm thought to be necessary to scaling up quantum computers to useful sizes.

Intels research partners, at the TU Delft and TNO research center Qutech, will be testing the individual qubits abilities as well as performing surface code error correction and other algorithms.

18:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


-by Noah

Poor little cloying, Trump-worshiping, kiss-ass snowflake Pence. Playing the Simpson's Smithers to Donald Trump's evil corporate pig Mr. Burns, Mike Pence was so offended by people kneeling to protest racial inequality, injustice, and police brutality that he did his master's bidding and walked out of a NFL game on Sunday. His enduring love for his boss made it so easy. Being Seor Trumpanzee's number 2, he gladly staged his boss's requested publicity stunt by going to an Indianapolis Colts game intending to walk out in a huff as soon as someone dared to exercise a right that good Americans died for; and that's exactly what he did, accompanied by his handler/fake wife chaperone, and carrying his pre-written press release with him.

I don't know what species Pence is but I suspect his latin genus-species name would be something like Pencis Douchebagis. The very idea of Americans being against the white supremacy attitudes of his boss and his party scares the shit out of Mike Pence. It makes him soooo mad. Republicans whine on and on about people who kneel against racism, speak against racism, and march against racism. They are affronted. Racism has been their brand for the last 50 years. How dare anyone call them out on it, especially (in their eyes) those "uppity blacks. They call the kneelers ingrates and much, much worse, just as slave owners once called slaves ingrates for not appreciating the gifts of Christianity, housing, and food.


It never occurs to intellectual dimwits that the best way to stop players from kneeling would be to address the evils of...

18:00

Fukushima residents win c lass action against Japanese government "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Fukushima residents win 500m yen payout over nuclear disaster
Court rules that Japanese government could have done more to prevent meltdown at plant caused by tsunami, Guardian, 
Justin McCurry A court in Japan has ordered the government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power p...

18:00

Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 

 

 

 

 

 

We always knew they often got involved but never to this degree. But then i have sorted out that the whole Star Trek universe was informed by real information from ET in the first place.

None of that universe was already described in the extant SF library which i can assure you i have largely read.   It was also too good a job and too consistent with what we have since discovered.
 
The only obvious red herring is the transporter.  It needs to be a directional wormhole to do what is claimed.  Assembling and Disassembling would require something else.

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Documents expose how US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows

By Tom Secker and Matthew Alford

Platos Cave reimagined for the Hollywood eracopyright Derek Swansonn
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18:00

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Of course this is inevitable when the whole treatment spectrum is tilted by what are at best bribes.  Why do few doctors actually challenge a system that essentially beats up their patients for a couple of years before they are sent home to die? 

At the same time we have ample data supporting better protocols that at worst will perhaps allow the patient to die with dignity.  Just converting to a vegan diet will help.  It is not what the patient wants but it is still a huge improvement and may allow support protocols to win the day.

Then we have the excellent news on canniboids.  These at least can be used safely and immediately.


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More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money


Posted By: Amanda-Mary 30th August 2017

https://healingoracle.ch/2017/08/30/more-doctors-confessing-to-intentionally-diagnosing-healthy-people-with-cancer-to-make-money-2/


It happens more often than you can imagine, but more doctors ar...

18:00

The Classic American Pie "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Many years ago my wife and I celebrated Christmas and New Year at the Jared Coffin House in Nantucket. On New Years Eve we persuaded the guitar duo in the basement bar to play this song. To our surprise everyone sang along. A marvellous song.


18:00

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18:00

Facts Dont Change Peoples Minds. Heres What Does "IndyWatch Feed National"





If facts mattered, the Global Warming Meme would have been still born.  In the nonce, some facts were deftly manipulated to support a massive global propaganda machine that set out to convince a global population of a conjecture that naturally permitted the promotion of serious economic decisions.

The actual facts when simply placed back in their proper context, even with the manipulation, proved nothing simply because enough data could never exist to prove the conjecture at all. That would demand centuries of data.


It is very difficult to change opinions with even a pattern of facts.  The first secret is to allow them to express those opinions to discharge the emotional energy involved and to allow doubt to creep in.  Then ignore the question to foster that and even suggest that they may be right. This provides permission to review alternatives.

Then explain a couple of issues that support an alternative explanation.  What is im[portant is that you have opened the door for a graceful retreat.
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Facts Dont Change Peoples Minds. Heres What Does


Written by Ozan Varol Sep 8, 2017

https://heleo.com/facts-dont-change-peoples-minds-heres/16242/

Changing others minds, or our own, is a tricky business. Heres how to make it happen.

If you had asked me this questionHow do you change a mind?two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.

As a former scientist, I would have cautioned you to rely on objective facts and statistics. Develop a strong case for your side, back it up with hard, cold, irrefutable data, and voila!
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18:00

Regional organising and the struggle to set the Asia floor wage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

A global production system demands a global response from organised labour.

Neil Howard (oD): An unresolved question in labour activism regards whether or not possibilities for North-South solidarity exist, be they with more traditional groups or with more marginalised groups in either constituency. Some activists suggest that such solidarities are impossible or unlikely to bear fruit. What is your take on this question?

Anannya Bhattacharjee: I'm really opposed to such bland binaries, which are ahistorical and frankly out of date. With migration being one of the biggest phenomena of our times, we must understand that the Global North is being shaped by very new populations who are soon going to be either the largest minorities or even majorities in their countries. And we must always be accurate, so we can't just say the Global North is this. I'm really shocked when well-known academics say that. They have the money to travel, and they have the money to do some research. If that is what they see when they go to those countries, then they must be mingling with the wrong kind of people.

It's a middle-class complex, actually, to forget to trust the people.

I'm also against being self-righteous about the Global South: that because we're in the Global South everything we do is right. There's a lot of fake work, there are a lot of elites in the Global South who don't really care about justice, and there are problems in our movements. The labour movement is divided everywhere, as are all movements. I think the bottom line is to build alliances and build fresh perspectives. I'm not saying that history is not important, but what is very important is the present. We must always be refining our philosophies and perspectives daily. You have to be self-reflective, which is lacking in a lot of spaces. As long as we stay present, as long as we continue to redefine and be open to change, which is what the world is about, I think the work will take care of itself.

The other thing I would like to say is that some of the biggest radicals don't trust the people. Some so-called radical leaders will say, this is what the working class is and this is what they think. I don't know about that. Check in sometimes, you know? I'm not saying that one should give in to spontaneity I'm an organiser, so I believe in organisations and institutions but it is important to trust the people. I myself often forget that. It's a middle-class complex, actually, to forget to trust the people.

Neil (oD): Can you give a couple of positive examples of emerging organisat...

Yoda Is Dead but Star Wars Dubious Lessons Live On - Facts So Romantic "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


Stars Wars belongs to our dark pasta long, tyrannical epoch of fear, illogic, despotism, and demagoguery that our ancestors struggled desperately to overcome.Universal History Archive / Getty Images

We didnt say break the Internet back in 1999, but if we did we could certainly say that science-fiction author David Brin broke the Internet when he wrote in Salon that Stars Wars belongs to our dark past. A long, tyrannical epoch of fear, illogic, despotism and demagoguery that our ancestors struggled desperately to overcome, and that we are at last starting to emerge from, aided by the scientific and egalitarian spirit that [George] Lucas openly despises. According to Brin, whose best-selling novels include The Postman, Earth, and the Hugo Award-winning Startide Rising, he received 900 emails on the first day his article appeared, many of which had (ahem) very little good to say.

Since then Brin has published a steady stream of critically praised novels, including his most recent, Existence. He is also a planetary astronomer who serves on the advisory council of NASAs Innovative and Advanced Concepts group. Not too long ago, he wrote for us about why 2015 Was the Best Year Ever in Space. Its suffused by his
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17:59

Julie Bishop stops North Korean youth football team from coming to Australia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australia blocks North Korean youth football team over nuclear program,  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/10/10/australia-blocks-north-korean-youth-football-team-over-nuclear-program A youth football qualifying fixture is likely to be moved offshore after the government moved to stop the North Korean team from entering Australia. The federal government has prevented a North Korean youth football team from coming to Australia to play in a tournament, saying allowing them would be contrary to its opposition to the rogue nations nuclear program.

The North Korean U19 team was due to play in the Asian Football Confederation championship qualifiers in November, amongst a group consisting of Australia, Hong Kong, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

The North Korean team was due to play Australia on November 8 in Shepparton, Victoria. A Victorian Government spokesman said the fixture will now be moved to a neutral venue.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed she stopped the group from arriving.

The government has decided to not allow the North Korean U19 soccer team to enter Australia for the Asian Football Confederation U19 Championship Qualifiers, Ms Bishop told SBS World News in a statement.

Hosting the team would be contrary to the Governments strong opposition to North Koreas illegal nuclear and missile development programs.

It would also be inconsistent with our efforts to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Pyongyang to comply with UN Security Council resolutions.

Football Federation Australia said it was disappointed that the qualifying fixtures would now be played elsewhere.

Football Federation Australia is disappointed that qualifying fixtures for the Asian Football Confederation U-19 Championship are now likely to be relocated outside Australia due to the Federal Governments decision not to grant visas to the team from DPR Korea, a spokesman told SBS World News.

FFA respects the Australian Governments responsibility to make decisions on visa applications.

Its understood the potential financial losses from the hosting rights would be minimal but the decision would cost the Australian youth team competitive advantage.

Earlier this year, Malaysias qualifying match against North Korea for the 2019 Asian Cup was postponed after the two countries were involved in a tiff over the assassination of the estranged half-brother of Pyongyang ruler Kim Jong-un.


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17:57

North Korea crisis: Julie Bishop warns nuclear weapons could spread throughout the region "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 SMH , James Massola, 10 Oct 17 Nuclear weapons could proliferate throughout the region if the world fails to stop North Koreas nuclear ambitions, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned.

But Ms Bishop believes Pyongyang could be prevented from threatening its neighbours if we make it clear that any attack against the US or its allies will be met with an overwhelming response, and has not given up on deterrence through diplomatic meanshttp://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/north-korea-crisis-julie-bishop-warns-nuclear-weapons-could-spread-throughout-the-region-20171010-gyxzwk.h


17:55

Accenture Embarrassing data leak business data in a public Amazon S3 bucket "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The leading global professional services company Accenture exposed its business data in a public Amazon S3 bucket. Disconcerting!

Another Tech giant has fallen victim of an embarrassing data leak, this time the leading global professional services company Accenture exposed its business data in a public Amazon S3 bucket.

The incident exposed internal Accenture private keys, secret API data, and other information, a gift for attackers that want to target the firm or its clients

The unsecured Amazon S3 bucket was discovered by researchers at UpGuard that privately reported to Accenture on Sept. 17. The company solved the problem in one day.

The UpGuard Cyber Risk Team can now reveal that Accenture, one of the worlds largest corporate consulting and management firms, left at least four cloud-based storage servers unsecured and publicly downloadable, exposing secret API data, authentication credentials, certificates, decryption keys, customer information, and more data that could have been used to attack both Accenture and its clients. states the report published by UpGuard.

Taken together, the significance of these exposed buckets is hard to overstate. In the hands of competent threat actors, these cloud servers, accessible to anyone stumbling across their URLs, could have exposed both Accenture and its thousands of top-flight corporate customers to malicious attacks that could have done an untold amount of financial damage.

Accenture data leak

The popular researcher Chris Vickery found four servers left open online containing a huge trove of company secrets such as authentication credentials, certificates, decryption key, logs of customer data, decryption keys, customer information, and more data that could have been used to target both Accenture and its clients.

Vickery also found software used by Accentures Cloud Platform enterprise-level management service.

Accenture is trying to downplay the data leak.

There was no risk to any of our clients no active credentials, PII and other sensitive information was compromi...

17:55

How the coffee industry is about to get roasted by climate change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

If a coffee chain is offering free coffee, take it. It wont be long before coffee could become a luxury, thanks to climate change.

17:54

With Surveillance Recruits at the EPO, Are (or Were) DNA Tests Ever on the Agenda? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Some insiders do wonder

DNA extraction from stamps and envelope flaps using QIAamp and QIAshredder.
Reference: DNA extraction from stamps and envelope flaps using QIAamp and QIAshredder.

Summary: Since a lot of whats happening at WIPO has also happened at the EPO, and overlap between the two is growing, we recall tactics which are illegal but are miraculously protected by the veil of immunity

THE President of the EPO could probably pop another bottle of champagne yesterday. His (Battistellis) French friend, Campinos, will become his successor (and new guardian of Battistelli's bar) and Battistelli likes to get drunk anyway. When the son of Campinos got drunk and crashed his car while drunk he wanted to 'borrow' his dad's immunity. Thats why immunity can be a disgusting concept.

The President of the EPO could probably pop another bottle of champagne yesterday.Battistelli seems to be deflecting again. What many people may not have noticed is that both the Office and he (as he then did a blog post about it, promoted by the Office) were making some noise about CPC and PPH. (epo.org links)

That has the obligatory photo op with the king (in his own mind) in the middle and its about WIPO Assemblies, which may or may not indirectly relate to the kings upcoming Gurry lecture...

17:53

Australias climate policy just like Trumps , while Chief Scientist Alan Finkel makes last plea for Clean Energy Target "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel makes last ditch plea for clean energy target, SMH, James Massola, Cole Latimer, 9 Oct 17  Australias Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has made a last-ditch plea to save the proposed clean energy target, even as the Turnbull government signalled it will reject the proposal by the end of the year.

South Australian premier Jay Weatherill responded on Monday to the apparent standstill, saying the states should bypass the federal government and provide investment certainty for the electricity sector by adopting their own target.

The Turnbull government asked Dr Finkel to review Australias electricity market to set a policy path that would ensure reliability in the electricity system while also providing clear policy settings to drive investment in generation something the business community has been demanding.

But in the face of strong opposition from sections of the Coalition backbench to the clean energy target, the Turnbull government delayed any decision on the target while adopting the other 49 recommendations in the Finkel review.

Now, it appears all but certain the target is dead in the water. The expectation is that by the end of the year, an alternative policy proposal that will focus on energy affordability and reliability and removes incentives for renewable energy will be brought by Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to the cabinet and party room for approval.

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17:52

Leaders Not interested in Finding Solution to Yemen Crisis UN Special Envoy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Human Wrongs Watch

Parties to the conflict in Yemen are eroding the path to peace while the countrys people suffer amid a man-made humanitarian catastrophe, said on 10 October a senior United Nations official, urging Security Council member countries to use their political and economic powers to pressure warring sides to commit to a path of peace.

In the Harat Al-Masnaa slum in Sanaa, Yemen, a man walks with his three-year-old daughter which sits next to a former textile factory and hosts 231 families of former factory workers. Photo: Giles Clarke for UNOCHA

In Yemen, there are no winners on the battlefield. The losers are the Yemeni people who suffer by this war, stated Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, briefing the Security Council.

The people [of Yemen] are getting poorer while influential leaders get richer. They are not interested in finding solutions, as they will lose their power and control in a settlement, he warned.

Noting that an agreement on securing humanitarian access remains essential, it cannot replace a solution which is a part of a larger comprehensive peace deal, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed explained that he has had meetings with both Yemeni and international officials and...

17:49

From Tex Mex to Mex Tech: A Study of Northern Inattention "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In America two narratives about Mexico dominate. First, chiefly emanating from anti-immigrant ideologues who usually have never been here, holds that Mexicans have low IQs and cannot function at other than a primitive level. Breitbart News and something called Vdare are chief among these. They dont quite expect to find all Mexicans either robbing banks or sleeping at the foot of cactuses win big hats and a burro, but they come close.

A Mexican software-engineering firm as conceived by Breitbart News The donkey is the brains of the operation as Mexicans do not have brains. Sigh. Some people need to get out more.

In stark contrast is what one hears from companies involved in high-tech fields. They speak of a large pool of Mexican engineers of high quality in everything from software to robotics. They hire them in droves. These are not assembly-line workers or even manufacturing engineers in traditional industries, such as cars. They are either in tech start-ups like Wizeline, below, or in software-development for big outfits like IBM, Intel, and Oracle, which have a large presence in Guadalajara. More on these in a later column.

The other day I want to Guadalajara to talk to Matt Pasarienski, of Wizeline, a software-services outfit based in San Francisco but with large and growing presence in Mexico. (Wizeline: Intelligent Solutions, PPM Software, Services, and Chatbots)

Pasarienski is a wiry, high-energy guy. One can imagine him as a kid in a garage in Silicon Valley, living on Cheetos and Jolt Cola and writing code for days without sleep. Undergrad at Berkeley, PhD in physics, University of Illinois.

Wizeline has two big buildings in the old Kodak facility on Mariana Otero, vast open rooms with rows of desks with screens, lots of young techy-looking people, cafeterias. The atmosphere reminded me of the SpaceX assembly floor in Hawthorne  but without the rockets.

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17:45

In any crowd, KNOW YOUR EXITS! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In any crowd, KNOW YOUR EXITS! Video The Health Ranger TDC Note Situational awareness will keep you alive. Knowing where you are, what is around you and who is around is a key element in survival. Video Source

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17:42

FEMA: Its Not Our Job To Deliver Food And Water Relief To Puerto Rico Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

If youre sitting at your computer, take a deep breath. If youre reading this on your phone, have a seat. Everything you think you know about how bad the Trump administrations response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has been is about to get a whole lot worse.

On Rachel Maddows show Monday night, she discussed a small town in the mountains of Puerto Rico called Aibonito, roughly one and a half hours from the capital city of San Juan. If it seems like youre getting a geography lesson lately, thats good even if it is because of listening to Trump trash talk mayors and citizens or watching him pelt churchgoers with rolls of paper towels.

Showing video taken from a moving vehicle, Rachel describes the roads from the capital to Aibonito: Clear. Unblocked. As the cameras travel with the MSNBC team, you hear the point of Rachels report, which is that after almost three weeks since the storm, FEMA still has not brought relief to the mountain town. And to hear them tell it, theres a reason.

Its not their job.

FEMA still has not delivered food or water to the completely accessible town. And make no mistake, FEMA knows that Aibonito is accessible at this point, because theyve been there three times. All three times, FEMA was on the scene to help residents fill out paperwork...

17:40

Housing Most Urgent Need for Hurricane-Ravaged Dominica "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

Three weeks since category 5 Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica, the scope of the damage remains daunting, with islanders in dire need of water, electricity, food and supplies, the United Nations migration agency reported on 10 October as it continued to carry out an array of activities as part of the response.

A woman walks in the street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, which is struggling to overcome the severe impact of two category 5 hurricanes which tore through the region in September 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Moreno Gonzalez

Noting that an estimated 23 per cent of the small Caribbean nations homes have been flattened, Jean Philippe Antolin, head of response operations in the Caribbean for the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) said: Those houses do not exist anymore. They have either been blown into the sea or totally scattered in pieces across the island.

In addition, some 39 per cent of the houses have sustained severe damage, and a further 28 per cent have been affected to some degree said IOM, underscoring that the numbers reflect the painful human situations in the shelters where more than 2,000 Dominicans are still living, while the rest are staying with relatives and friends.

A mother and her children took cover in a local school just before the hurricane hit, and are still living in one of the classrooms with another family. My home just vanished into thin air. Nothing, nothing left to remember from it. Everything is gone, she told IOM....

17:35

KDE Plasma 5.12 Pushing For "An Awesome Release On Wayland" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While today's release of KDE Plasma 5.11 brings with it many Wayland improvements, KWin maintainer Martin Flser (n Grlin) is proposing to get the Plasma 5.12 support into better shape on Wayland...

17:33

Race to Prevent Cholera Outbreak among Half a Million Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human Wrongs Watch

In a race to prevent a cholera outbreak among the more than half a million Rohingya refugee arrivals over the past six weeks in Coxs Bazaar, Bangladesh, United Nations agencies launched on 10 October a massive immunization campaign.

UNICEF supplies vaccines for a massive cholera vaccination campaign targeting all Rohingya refugees that have arrived in Bangladesh. Photo: UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

Emergency vaccination saves lives. The risk of cholera is clear and present, and the need for decisive action apparent, says Dr. N Paranietharan, World Health Organization Representative to Bangladesh said.

The campaign, which is led by the Ministry of Health and supported by the WHO and The UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF), is being held in Ukhiya and Teknaf, where more than half a million people have arrived from across the border since August, joining vast numbers already residing in a series of settlements and camps.

Some 900,000 doses of the vaccine have been mobilized and are being delivered by more than 200 mobile vaccination teams, making it the second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign ever, according to the UN.

WHO is committed to mobilizing its full technical and operational capacity to support the Ministry and our partners to protect, promote and secure the health of this immensely vulnerable population, he added.

After more than 10,292 cases of diarrhoea had been reported and treated...

17:32

Russia 2018: US out, Panama qualifies "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 on Tuesday, crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in the United States, Trinidad took all three points via an Omar Gonzalez own goal and a superb strike from Alvin Jones. US star Christian Pulisic pulled a goal back in the second half, but the increasingly desperate Americans were unable to find another to rescue their hopes. Their...

The post Russia 2018: US out, Panama qualifies appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

17:31

Two Lebanese Startups Win Big at GITEX 2017! "IndyWatch Feed World"

The winners of The Global Startup Movement Competition, part of the GITEX 2017, were announced yesterday and two Lebanese startups clinched two out of the six prizes awarded. Modeo walked away with the most disruptive startup idea and $15K in cash while Cherpa won the best youth startup and $15K in cash as well.

It is worth noting that over 200 startups applied to the competition and only 17 made it to the finals! Congrats to both and to Speed@BDD which organized the delegation to GITEX Future Stars 2017 and brought together 13 Lebanese-founded startups.

More about the winning startups:

Modeo: a new modular do-it-yourself furniture solution based on a mobile application enabling everyone to customize, visualize, and order interlocking modular parts that are very easy to assemble.

Cherpa: an online platform that teaches robotics and electronics to youth in a fun and interactive way. From building and coding projects to interacting with virtual missions, Cherpa is introducing a new dimension that reshapes the world of robotics.

17:26

Celebrity Misbehavior "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

From Todd D. Kendall:

Casual empiricism suggests that celebrities engage in more anti-social and other socially unapproved behavior than non-celebrities. I consider a number of reasons for this stylized fact, including one new theory, in which workers who are less substitutable in production are enabled to engage in greater levels of misbehavior because their employers cannot substitute away from them. Looking empirically at a particular class of celebrities NBA basketball players I find that misbehavior on the court is due to several factors, including prominently this substitutability effect, though income effects and youthful immaturity also may be important.

Elsewhere, here is a Kaushik Basu micro piece on the law and economics of sexual harassment.  And a more recent piece from the sociology literature.  The practice increases quits and separations, with some of the costs borne by harassment victims and not firms; given imperfect transparency, recruitment incentives may not internalize this externality.  On other issues, here is a relevant AER article.  And this piece applies an insider-outsider model.  Here is Posner (1999), perhaps he has changed his mind.  Here is work by Elizabeth Walls, from Stanford.

I see negative externalities to sexual harassment across firms and sectors, and so, contra Posner (1999) and Walls, the most just and also efficient outcome is to tolerate one explicit and transparent form of the practice in the sector of formal prostitution and otherwise to keep it away from normal business activity.  I believe such a ban boosts womens human capital investment, investment in firm-specific skills, aids the optimal production of status, and limits one particular kind of uninsurable risk, with all of those benefits correspondingly higher in an O-Ring or Garett Jones model of productiv...

17:26

Call him a terrorist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As law enforcement officials release more information about Stephen Paddock, the suspect in the Las Vegas shooting that killed nearly 60 people and injured more than 500 Sunday night, much of the reporting on his identity has focused on the fact that he is a local individual and a lone wolfterminology that critics say has []

17:24

Portugal, France claim World Cup spots, Holland crashes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal and Antoine Griezmanns France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out. Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon thanks to a Johan Djourou own goal and an Andre Silva strike. France needed goals from Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus at the Stade de France. After a stuttering campaign, Frances achievement in beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers means they avoid the playoffs having had to go through that route for the...

The post Portugal, France claim World Cup spots, Holland crashes appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

17:23

Madrid Threatens Imprisonment & Death to Catalonia Leaders? "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

The Apanish Government is clearly fascist and cannot escape that stigma. The day before the appearance of Carles Puigdemont in front of the regional parliament of Catalonia, the Madrid government has come out and warned the head of the with serious bodily threats that one would expect only from a dictator not an elected democratic government. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoys spokes person, Pablo Casado, came out and rejected all calls for any dialogue in Madrid with Catalonia. We will not give in, and there is nothing to negotiate with the putschists, said Casado.

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17:20

Sorcha Faal: George Soros Made $73 Million from the Las Vegas Massacre "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 10, 2017

Shocking Discovery Reveals George Soros Made $73 Million From Las Vegas Massacre

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

(http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2406.htm)

Contained in a most highly-classified new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today relating to the Pyramid Sacrifice massacre in Las Vegas is a shocking discovery showing that the self admitted Nazi collaborator George Soros made a massive stock manipulation deal that enriched him by, at least, $73 millionthus proving his foreknowledge of this horrific mass killingand is exactly like what had occurred prior to 11 September 2001 when financial transactions in the days before this 9/11 attack showed that certain individuals used foreknowledge of it to reap huge profits. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



Site of Las Vegas ritualistic blood sacrifice occurring before the Pyramid and Sphinx



Full on view to the Las Vegas Pyramid and Sphinx overlooking the massacre site

According to this report, George Soros is known as the puppetmaster to both Hillary Clinton and her Democratic Party, and who, just 60 days prior to the Las Vegas massacre,......

17:18

Google takes YouTube channel implicated in Russian disinformation ops offline "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The channel was run by two vloggers identifying themselves as Williams and Kalvin Johnson, reports TechCrunch. The duo had posted videos critical of Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election , calling her a racist and promoting Clinton conspiracy theories, and offering pro-Trump commentary. The target audience the channel appears to have aimed

The channel was run by two vloggers identifying themselves as Williams and Kalvin Johnson, reports TechCrunch. The duo had posted videos critical of Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election , calling her a racist and promoting Clinton conspiracy theories, and offering pro-Trump commentary. The target audience the channel appears to have aimed to attract were African-Americans, who made up a large base of Clintons supporters.

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17:15

THE UNKNOWN FUNDAMENTAL: This Will Push The Silver Price Up Much Higher "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THE UNKNOWN FUNDAMENTAL: This Will Push The Silver Price Up Much Higher by Steve St. Angelo SRSrocco Report Precious metals investors need to understand the coming silver price surge will not occur due to the typical supply and demand...

The post THE UNKNOWN FUNDAMENTAL: This Will Push The Silver Price Up Much Higher appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:12

Excessive: Bail Isn't Meant to Enable the Holding of Political Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The sole legitimate purpose of bail is to ensure that the defendant shows up for trial so as to not forfeit some significant amount of money or property. Conditioning bail on the defendant's political beliefs -- or, worse, denying it entirely over those beliefs -- is by definition "excessive."

17:10

Note to Self: The U.S. Intelligence Community Has Trump Right Where It Wants Him "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump is being carefully monitored and contained by the U.S. Intelligence Community.

17:07

#Amsterdam: Info and Mobilization Evening About the Fascist NSU "IndyWatch Feed War"

On October 12, there will be an information and mobilization evening about the German neonazi-terrorists of the NSU in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The NSU (National Socialist Underground) killed 10 people and committed at least three bomb attacks. They could remain undiscovered for 13 years.

nsumord

Image: Mehmet Turgut was killed by the fascist NSU on February 25, 2004.

Originally published by Indymedia Netherlands.

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.

Amsterdam: Info and Mobilization Evening About the Fascist NSU

On October 12, there will be an information and mobilization evening about the German neonazi-terrorists of the NSU in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The NSU (National Socialist Underground) killed 10 people and committed at least three bomb attacks. They could remain undiscovered for 13 years.

In november 2011, a bank robbery failed and the two robbers committed suicide before the police caught them. As a reaction, the third innercircle terrorist Beate Zschpe blew up the underground flat of the trio in Zwickau (eastern Germany). After four days on t...

17:05

Asean banks need to raise the bar in sustainable finance "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Finance regulators need to introduce stricter rules and guidelines for Southeast Asia's banks, or risk their countries defaulting on climate pledges, a new report from WWF finds.

17:04

Wildfires Burn Out of Control Across Northern California; 17 Are Dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wildfires Burn Out of Control Across Northern California; 17 Are Dead | 10 Oct 2017 | The fires ravaging California's wine country since Sunday night -- part of an outbreak of blazes stretching almost the entire length of the state -- continued to burn out of control Tuesday, as the toll rose to at least 17 people confirmed dead, hundreds hospitalized, and an estimated 2,000 buildings destroyed or damaged. But state and local officials warned that with many people still missing and unaccounted for, and some areas still out of reach of emergency crews, those figures are almost certain to rise. The two biggest and most destructive fires consumed more than 52,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties, propelled on Sunday night and Monday by 50-mile-per-hour winds and threatening cities that included Santa Rosa, Napa and Calistoga.

17:04

Singapores 10-year journey in urban solar "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Building facades that can generate electricity from the sun, movable solar systems, and floating solar energy plantsif this sounds like a vision of the future, thats because it is for space-crunched Singapore.

17:03

Moses Taiga Propagate Emblem Of Unity In Urhobo Land "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Urhobo Progress Union President-General, Olorogun Moses Taiga


LAGOS OCTOBER 11TH (URHOBORODAY)-President General of UrhoboProgress Union, UPU (Worldwide) Olorogun Moses Taiga has appealed to every Urhobo person, at home and abroad, to act towards restoring the communal spirit and harmony that are essential precondition socio-economic development of Urhobo nation.
Speaking in an event organized by Urhobo Social Club Lagos recently, Taiga observed that Urhobo people have some serious challenges ahead of them that can only be tackle by being united, stressing that no single factor can retard the progress of a people as much as lack of unity, just as internal conflicts and discord clog the wheel of growth and development of any ethnic nationality.
The Adjerese of Urhobo land noted that the degree of Urhobo Ovu-ovo exhibited by every Urhobo person is the principal basis of peace, growth and development of their beloved Urhobo nation, adding that the past landmark victories in Urhobo history, which were achieved by the Nationalist activities of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) in the face of stiff political and economic opposition, and their educational progress from the 1940s, became possible by the unity, determination and strong bond among Urhobos.
In like manner, events have shown that Urhobo, that was officially accepted as having the largest population in the whole of the defunct Midwest Region, is weaker and almost irrelevant when individual components or interests work alone, and at cross purposes, Taiga noted.
Assuring Urhobos that he is working relentlessly to bring Urhobos together and had equally made some success in that direction, Taiga stated, Thankfully, one of the major purposes of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide is to unify all Urhobo people, and I assure you that under my leadership, the UPU is working relentlessly to change the narrative positively, and we have made remarkable progress in this regard.
I use this medium to reiterate the need for Urhobo Nation to speak with one voice, and under the UPU. While it is agreed that we are a nation that is immensely blessed with dynamic, resourceful and intellectually enlightened people, and so have different perspectives to issues,...

17:02

College For All Speech "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I don't believe we are going to solve ... problems, and a lot more that I didn't discuss, unless we address the topic I want to speak to you about tonight: the need for the United States to have the best educated population in the world, the need to make public colleges and universities tuition free and the need to significantly lower the outrageous level of student debt that currently exists.

16:59

Was Angelina Jolie A Pentagon Operative In Africa? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It should now be taken for granted that many Western celebrities are at the very least cooperating with US deep state infowar operations,

16:59

Russia 2018: Argentina, Colombia advance, Chile out "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat-trick on Tuesday as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination. Messi single-handedly resurrected Argentinas hopes in a 3-1 win over Ecuador in Quito that drew a line under a chaotic campaign that had left the two-time champions in danger of failing to qualify. The Barcelona superstar scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes to give Argentina the lead after Ecuador had stunned the visitors with an opening goal after from Romario Ibarra after 38 seconds. Messi...

The post Russia 2018: Argentina, Colombia advance, Chile out appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

16:57

Bloodlines! What Will The Final War Come Down To "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Are All But One US Presidents Related?

If America declared its Independence from the European monarchies in 1776, how is it possible that every single president has descended from European monarchs? If presidents are democratically elected as we are told, what are the odds that Americans always choose members of British and French royal bloodlines?

The Americas have always been owned and governed by the same royal families of Britain and Europe that conventional history states as being among those defeated during the wars of so-called Independence. -Michael Tsarion, Astrotheology and Sidereal Mythology

If it really is the Land of the Free and if, as is claimed, anyone really can become the president, you would fairly expect that the 43 presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush would express that genetic diversity. Youre having a laugh. The presidents of the United States are as much a royal dynasty as anything in Europe, from whence their bloodlines came. -David Icke, Tales from the Time Loop

Twelve-year-old BridgeAnne dAvignon found that all the presidents but one are related to King John of England through a common ancestor.

They are all cousins and all grandsons of John Lackland (King John of England) BridgeAnne told KCOY News. The girl searched more than a half million names for months. She started with George Washington, then traced both the male and female family lines to make the connection.

Granted the relationships are sometimes distant 10th or 15th cousins, but in a country with hundreds of millions to choose from, this simply cannot be chance or coincidence. Gary Boyd Roberts, a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society thoroughly traced these connections in his book Ancestors of American Presidents.

WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO AND BE SHOCKED!!!

16:57

Italy: Update on Anarchist Prisoner Pierloreto Paska Fallanca "IndyWatch Feed War"

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From a letter dated 1st October received from the prison in Lecce, we learned of Paskas intention to begin a hunger strike next day, and to stage several protests against his prison conditions throughout the month of October, until hes moved to another unit or prison.

He was arrested on 3rd August and held in the prison of Lecce. Initially Paska was kept in solitary confinement, then he was transferred to the arrivals unit where he is still being held. In the arrivals unit, unlike the others, the (single) cells remain locked all day: the only times of sociality are 2 hours in the exercise yard in the morning and in the afternoon and in the recreation hall. Requests for special visits have always been rejected on the pretext of formalities. As concerns telephone calls the procedure continues to be troubled, whereas censorship of letters was revoked recently.

The prison direction has so far responded to protests and complaints with a good many disciplinary reports and indictments.

In spite of everything the comrades spirits are high. He tells us that he could hear our shouting during the recent demos and also that of other prisoners, who in the corridors of the nearby unit sent him greetings and encouragement from beyond the walls. Naturally this fills us with joy and gives us more strength to support his protest and extend solidarity to all prisoners.

...

16:56

Off The Cuff: Toxic Policies Are Killing The Economy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Off The Cuff: Toxic Policies Are Killing The Economy

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

  • The Pricing Of Risk Is Kaput
    • Today's assets are priced at truly insane levels
  • As A Result, Safe Yields Are Non-Existent
    • Which is killing savers
  • The Masses Are Being Betrayed
    • Sacrificed for the benefit of a rarified few
  • The Housing Bubble 2.0 Appears Set To Pop
    • More data is showing a topping out

Wolf returns this week to discuss the toxic repercussions of today's gross mis-pricing of risk. It leads to increasingly dangerous mal-investment, elevating the heights from which prices will fall during a correction. The worst part about this is that this current Mother Of All Bubbles is a deliberate act of policy by the central planners, who are sacrificing the future of the many to benefit the today of an elite few:

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16:54

Official Statement by the Catalan President on the Political Situation in Catalonia, Barcelona, 10 October 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

10-10-2017 23.08
Official Statement by the President on the political situation in Catalonia

I stand here before Parliament to present to you the results of the referendum held on October 1 and to explain the political consequences derived from it. I am conscious, as Im sure are many of you, that today I also stand before the people of Catalonia and before many others, who have focused their attention on what happens today in this chamber.
 
We are living in an exceptional time, of historical dimension. The consequences and effects run beyond our country and its evident that, far from being an internal and domestic affair, as we have often had to hear from those who neglected their responsibility by not wanting to know about whats happening, Catalonia is a European issue.
 
Do not expect, from my speech, threats, blackmail nor insults. The current moment is serious enough for everyone to assume their corresponding responsibility and for the necessity to de-escalate tension and not to contribute to it, neither through word nor gesture. On the other hand, I wish to address the people; those who came out on the 1st and the 3rd of October, those who went to the demonstration on Saturday to advocate for dialogue, and those who came out massively on Sunday in defence of the unity of Spain. And to those who havent come out in any of those gatherings. All of us, with all of our differences, with all our points of understanding and divergence, all form part of the same people, and we must continue to work together, whatever happens, because that is how the history of a people who want to build a future is made.
 
Obviously, we will never agree on everything. But we do understand, because weve already demonstrated it, that the way forward can be none other than through democracy and peace. That means respecting those who think differently, and finding a way to make possible collective aspirations, with the realisation that that requires a large dose of dialogue and empathy.
 
As you may well imagine, in these recent days and hours many have spoken with me, suggesting both what needs to be done and what needs not be done. All of those suggestions are valid, respectable and appropriate for a moment like this. In all cases where I could I appreciated receiving them, because in each one Ive heard good reasons which are worth listening to. I have also asked the opinion of many people, which has helped me and enriched the analysis of this moment in time and the perspective for the future, and I want to give them my heartfelt thanks.
 
But what Im presenting to you today is not a personal decision, nor is it the obsession of any one person: its the result of the 1st of October, of the will of the government which I preside over having maintained its commitment to call, organise and hold a referendum o...

16:54

Catalonia: Pirates 1, The Spanish Armada 0 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 8 August 1588, Philip James de Loutherbourg, 1796,
Published on Thursday, October 05, 2017 by Common Dreams
Last Sunday In Catalonia: Pirates 1, The Invincible Armada 0
The rest of the world is finally waking up to a reality that Catalans have understood for a very long time now
by Thomas S. Harrington

One of the many stereotyped images of the Catalans propagated over the years by the Castile-centered Spanish state is that of the freebooting corsair interested, above all, in money, and disposed to doing just about anything to get more of it, a mindset, it is said, that makes them fundamentally different and less trustworthy than the supposedly spiritual and non-materialistic people in the rest of Spain.

Like all stereotypes this one has a grain of truth to it. Though it is not widely known today, Catalonia was a major Mediterranean trading power competing, often quite successfully, with the erstwhile giants of commerce in that region, Genoa and Venice, for access to the most lucrative...

16:52

The 5 Crucial Components of Sex Appeal "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I dont need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.

  • Audrey Hepburn

We have all had that experience at one time or another in our lives. We lock eyes with that someone across the room. Our heart races and butterflies dance throughout our stomach. We may not have ever even shared a word, yet there is an undeniable sense of attraction, like a magnet, pulling forces together.

Source: Huffington Post

 

According to research published in the Journal of Neuropsychologia, attraction is biologically wired into our subconscious. An important aspect of evolution, it drives us to select those potential partners that are a better fit when considering our potential offspring. This may include factors that indicate our potential partner is more fertile, better adept to carry a child, or genetically superior.

Here are 5 key factors that directly impact sexual attractiveness:

Physical Appearance, the well-known factor.

This may seem like an obvious point; however, physical appearance is certainly an important factor in physical appearance. It is for this reason that decisions such as plastic surgery are able to impact our attractiveness. Aspects of your appearance that can influence attractiveness include your body shape, hairstyle, the shape of your face, symmetry and birthmarks. However, everybody is different, and different people view different physical attributes as attractive. Everybody is beautiful in their own way!

The sound of your voice....

16:51

Statement in Response to Loop PNGs Article calling Governor Sasindran Muthuvels Citizenship into Question "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It was unfortunate to see Loop PNG attempt to tarnish my good name by publishing and heavily promoting a story designed to raise doubts about my citizenship. Such attempts to undermine the legitimacy of West New Britains election results do not serve the people of Papua New Guinea.

Rival candidates tried to make the same claim after the 2012 elections. The allegations were proven to be completely false. I am a naturalized citizenship of Papua New Guinea and have been since 2007. Upon taking up my new citizenship as a Papua New Guinean my former Indian citizenship was automatically revoked under Indian law.

To further cement my dedication to this country I also formally renounced my Indian citizenship via a letter to the then Indian High Commissioner of PNG, His Excellency S.P. Mann. This renunciation was confirmed by the Indian government in a return letter.

Along with my two children I obtained my first PNG passport in October of 2007 and have worked to be a humble servant of this great nation ever since. Taking on PNG citizenship was a great honour for me and I have worked ever since to live up to the responsibilities that accompany that honour. I sincerely hope my dedication to my West New Britain people has showed my gratitude to my adopted country.

I have every confidence the courts will once again uphold my good name, and once they have completed their due processes allow me to continue to serve the people of West New Britain for this parliamentary term.

Regards,

Sasi

Governor Sasindran Muthuvel October 11, 2017 at 3.35pm

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16:50

Discussing the national facial recognition database "IndyWatch Feed National"

On Monday, 9th October, our Executive Officer Jon Lawrence spoke with Steve Austin on ABC Radio Brisbane about the decision by COAG to implement a comprehensive national facial recognition database including photos from all Australian driver's licences and the threats this 'Capability' poses to civil liberties.

Listen to the interview here, from 39:14.

 

 

16:50

MYSTERY=> Vegas Shooters Reno Home Broken Into Over the Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There was a break-in at Stephen Paddocks Reno home on Sunday. Local police say they were called to the home by a neighbor who says they saw the lights on.

RT reported:

FBI agents returned to search a house in Reno owned by Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock after local police told them that someone had broken into the home over the weekend.

Reno police officer Tim Broadway told The Associated Press, Nobody really saw anything, just a light was on with nobody in the residence.

Broadway said officers discovered that someone had broken into the house and he immediately contacted the FBI.

He added that the suspects broke into the home through the front door over the weekend, but said he was not sure exactly how they gained entry. Police are not aware of any damages or anything that was stolen.

There are no suspects at this time or any descriptions of a suspect.

According to KOLOtv investigators searched Paddocks Reno home on October 3rd and found firearms.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Investigators said they found five handguns, two shotguns and a plethora of ammunition and electronics. The house is being treated as a potential crime scene.

At least some of the guns found on Paddocks properties had been bought at the Cabelas store in Verdi.

We cant even trust the FBI at this point so who knows what really happened with this break-in.

The current Head of the FBI in Las Vegas was appointed by former FBI Head and now admitted leaker James Comey. Is this why the investigation is such a mess?

The investigation into the events and the motive behind the Las Vegas shooting last Sunday night is in flux. To date no motive is provided by the FBI and local police.  

Last week a press conference was...

16:48

About Those "Hedonic Adjustments" to Inflation: Ignoring the Systemic Decline in Quality, Utility, Durability and Service "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The quality, durability, utility and enjoyment-of-use of our products and services has been plummeting for years.
One of the more mysterious aspects of the official inflation rate is the hedonic quality adjustments that the Bureau of Labor Statistics makes to the components of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The basic idea is that when innovations improve the utility (and pleasure derived from) a product, the price is adjusted to reflect this improvement.
So if television screens become larger, while the price per TV remains the same, the hedonic quality adjustment adjusts the price down when calculating the CPI.
...

16:45

Yuan pricing of oil is coming, economist says (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Yuan pricing of oil is coming, economist says Video CNBC TDC Note This is already known. This is the third attempt at launching a yuan/oil contract. This latest contract offering is going to work as Russia and Iran...

The post Yuan pricing of oil is coming, economist says (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:45

Battery Based On Sodium May Offer More Cost-effective Storage Than Lithium "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As a warming world moves from fossil fuels toward renewable solar and wind energy, industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store power and provide electricity when the sky is dark and the air is still. Against that backdrop, Stanford researchers have developed a sodium-based battery that can store the same amount of energy as a state-of-the-art lithium ion, at substantially lower cost.

Chemical engineer Zhenan Bao and her faculty collaborators, materials scientists Yi Cui and William Chueh, aren't the first researchers to design a sodium ion battery. But they believe the approach they describe in an Oct. 9 Nature Energy paper has the price and performance characteristics to create a sodium ion battery costing less than 80 percent of a lithium ion battery with the same storage capacity.

"Nothing may ever surpass lithium in performance," Bao said. "But lithium is so rare and costly that we need to develop high-performance but low-cost batteries based on abundant elements like sodium."

With materials constituting about one-quarter of a battery's price, the cost of lithium about $15,000 a ton to mine and refine looms large. That's why the Stanford team is basing its battery on widely available sodium-based electrode material that costs just $150 a ton.

Sodium batteries taste better, too.


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16:44

Its Only Sex "IndyWatch Feed National"

Her room is shaped like a triangle. The ceiling drops down into a low window that makes up the wall and lets only a trace of moonlight through. Her skin takes on the pearly white shine of her dress, and her blue eyes look like a wolfs in the winter snow. Im wearing genie pants and a Saigon singlet. One of my Ripcurl thongs has a bread-clip in it to stop it from coming apart, and am just glad that I showered before leaving my room. We stand at the foot of her bed and look at each other like we have been for the last three days.

On day one, I got caught staring at her sunbathing as I walked past the swimming pool to the pool table. She dropped her sunglasses and smiled at me. I looked away.

On the second night, she was out by the pool again with a short haired lady in a leopard skin shawl who was old enough to be her mother, but with no motherly warmth, and a giant with a tree trunk neck, frost-tipped hair and sun-cured skin. She eyed me walking towards the lobby as they sang Russian ballads in a harmony both beautiful and unsettling. I looked away.

This is day three. I didnt make it to the pool. On my way out, she was standing at the hotel staircase, and as I walked by she pointed her finger up the stairs and smiled. I followed.

Russian words roll off her tongue and into my ears. I um and ah and say, What?

She giggles and covers her mouth with her hands and more Russian words tumble out from under her breath, quietly at first and then faster and louder with an excited rhythm.

I have no idea what youre saying, I shrug, and realise the tension of my body.

She laughs again, harder than before and jumps back onto the bed. Her elbow knocks the wall, and three hard bangs and two fierce Russian voices come back from the other side of it. The Leopard Mother and the Giant are next door. She giggles.

Am I about to be robbed? I ask.

Her finger moves from her lips and points to me and curls to say come here, and Im sure she does understand me. She is offering a final temptation and I cant do anything but say yes, because this has never come before and might never come again. Our bodies touch for the first time and more Russian words slither from her mouth to my ears.

Im here because of those words, because I cant know anything about her and she cant know anythin...

16:39

Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for his VR tour of Puerto Ricos devastation "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Facebook founder used the companys Spaces VR app to tour an NPR-made 360-degree video of Puerto Rico to highlight the devastation that is reeling the country. While his intentions may have been good, the apps use of inserting a cartoon avatar of Zuck into it came off as trite and insulting to many viewers,

The Facebook founder used the companys Spaces VR app to tour an NPR-made 360-degree video of Puerto Rico to highlight the devastation that is reeling the country. While his intentions may have been good, the apps use of inserting a cartoon avatar of Zuck into it came off as trite and insulting to many viewers, reports TechCrunch. Zuck didnt help matters any when he remarked in the video, Its crazy to feel like youre in the middle of itsomething anyone actually living through the devastation would probably disagree with. Zuck ended his VR tour by asking another Facebook employee cartoon avatar, Do you want to teleport somewhere else? who answered, Yeah, maybe back to California?

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16:34

Spanish Police Ready to Arrest Catalan President Over Independence Bid "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Elite forces have been deployed to Catalonia for a possible raid.

(ANTIWAR.COM)  As Catalonias President Carles Puigdemont went to the parliament to sign the declaration of independence from Spain, Spanish National Police announced that they had elite officers deployed around Catalonia, and prepared to execute a raid against Puigdemont.

Spain doesnt recognize Catalonias referendum, and has accused Puigdemont and other leaders of sedition against the Spanish crown. Police suggested the arrest was planned if Puigdemont declared independence without some qualifier.

And qualify he did. Puigdemont suspended the declaration immediately, which so far appears to have gotten him out of being raided by Spanish National Police. He says the suspension is pending talks with Spain, however.

Spains government says they will only talk within the law, and since they consider Catalan independence to be unconstitutional even in theory, it seems very unlikely this will result in any talks, though the government is planning an internal meeting to discuss a reaction.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

 

16:33

What Are Your Empath Triggers? Never Let The Emotions of Others Shift Your Energy "IndyWatch Feed World"

As empaths, we go through a lot of emotional changes in life. We sometimes do not realize that these changes are not always our own, they can and do come from the emotions and energies we have been absorbing.

When things like this happen we need to be aware of our triggers. Sure, some people dont take triggers seriously, but when it comes to your energy and emotional shifting you should. Everything happens for a reason. For instance, if someone is upset there has to be a reason behind it.

If you are an empath that does not know his or her triggers you are holding yourself back. You are allowing the negativity in this world to overthrow you and you need to get to know yourself better. As someone who absorbs so much emotion and energy being able to tell what is and isnt your own is crucial.

When we are allowing ourselves to become triggered without knowing it we are only hurting ourselves more. As an empath, we need to know when we are being emotionally activated so that we can learn to better manage our gift. Below you will find a list of some of the most common triggers for empaths, do any of these fit the bill for you?

4 Of The Most Common Triggers For The Empath:

1. Eye Contact

While this is a bit of a hard one to avoid it is important to be aware of. You see because the empath can pick up on energy and emotion so well making eye contact intensifies this. When we make eye contact we are able to see exactly what emotions this person is going through and for some of us, these emotions hit us like a wave of negativity.

No, I am not telling you to stop making eye contact with everyone. I am merely telling you that you need to be prepared for the emotions to come when you do make eye contact. Knowing your triggers help take away some of the power they have over you.

2. Specific People

Yes, sometimes specific people are just too much for the empath. When this happens we need to identify who this person is and where to go from here. If someone is triggering your powers to a point where you are overwhelmed all the time you may need to stay away from them.

3. Sudden Overwhelming Emotions

This is a trigger telling you that you have absorbed too much and need to let go of some of these bags you are holding onto for other people. When the emotions of others become too much letting go of them and moving forward is sometimes necessary. You cannot save everyone.

4. Meeting New People

When you meet someone new you get to...

16:33

Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte & His Exile in New Jersey "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Years ago, while visiting Salamanca, Spain, I was told that Napoleons brother abandoned his rule over Spain and made off with a large cache of gold. I know that he fled Spain to New Jersey. Is there any truth to this gold story? If so, what economic impact did he and the gold have in New Jersey?

 TF

ANSWER: Yes, I grew up in New Jersey with the story of Napoleons brother living there in exile. He fled the British to America I suppose like Snowden going to Russia. It was on March 30, 1814, when the allied troops reached Paris. Joseph Bonaparte and his family fled at first to Switzerland. He bought an estate at Prangins, between Geneva and Lausanne. However, when Napoleon escaped from Elba in 1815, Joseph returned to Paris to join him. Then after Napoleons second abdication, Joseph gallantly offered to change places with his brother so the latter could board the American brig the Commerce, of Charleston, to America. Joseph had chartered that ship for his own escape. Consequently, Joseph left for the United States only when he heard that Napoleon had surrendered to Britains Captain Maitland of HMS Bellerophon.

The rumor that Joseph sailed with tons of gold from Spain was another conspiracy theory. However, the Commerce was twice boarded and inspected by the British. Joseph was prepared with fake papers. They worked and he managed escaping detection. He arrived in New York on August 28, 1815 . His Spanish ordinance officer Unzaga, his interpreter James Carret, his cook Francois Parrot, and his secretary Louis Mailliard all accompanied him. The rumor was that Congressman Henry Clay assisted Joseph and provided him with a hotel to stay in. Joseph left his wife Julie and his daughters in Paris. They later moved to Frankfurt and then to Brussels.

Joseph left New York City with the intention of meeting President Madison. Madison sent someone to intercept him and told that a meeting could not take place with the President. Joseph assumed the title of the Count of Survilliers, after a small property he o...

16:31

In victory for Trump, Supreme Court dismisses travel ban case "IndyWatch Feed World"

In victory for Trump, Supreme Court dismisses travel ban case | 10 Oct 2017 | The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to President Trump's travel ban on majority-Muslim countries Tuesday because it has been replaced by a new version, sending the controversy back to the starting block. The ruling is a victory for the Trump administration, which had asked the court to drop the case after Trump signed a proclamation Sept. 24 that replaced the temporary travel ban on six nations with a new, indefinite ban affecting eight countries. That action made the court challenge moot, the justices ruled.

16:31

My butchers take on the Peters farce "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As Adam walked into his local butcher today, the man said I am so over this fucking tosser I said who, he said fucking Peters, thats who


16:30

Putting an End to Government Funding of Islamism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Jamaat-e-Islami political party protest against newly-announced US policy in AfghanistanJamaat-e-Islami political party protest against newly-announced US policy in Afghanistan (Photo: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

 

In an August 22 speech, President Trump denounced the flow of U.S. money to Pakistan while that nation harbors terrorists. South Asian Islamism is an enormous problem, and yet a great deal of the discussion in America surrounding Islamism focuses on the Egyptian-founded Muslim Brotherhood.

But the Muslim Brotherhood is far from the only Islamist network in the United States; it is simply the best known. Other Islamist movements also benefit from government ignorance about the diversity of Islam and Islamism across the globe.

The South Asian Islamist movement Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), for instance, has received millions from the U.S. taxpayer for its powerful network of charities and welfare services, which are designed to obtain external funding as well as legitimize Jamaat-e-Islami as a representative voice of Muslims, in both America and South Asia.

Although Jamaat-e-Islami has its own ideologues, literature and infrastructure, it is often described as the South Asian cousin of the Muslim Brotherhood. Qazi Ahmad Hussain, head of Jamaat-e-Islami in Pakistan, has declared: We consider ourselves as an integral part of the Brotherhood and the Islamic movement in Egypt.Our nation is one.

Jamaat-e-Islamis history is bloody. During the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh, Jamaat-e-Islami fighters helped Pakistani forces massacre hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis seeking independence from Pakistan.

Several Jamaat-e-Islami leaders guilty of these war crimes fled to the West, where they helped establish Jamaat-e-Islami organizations that operated as community leadership gr...

16:29

Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mexico, where a new report by the Citizen Lab has revealed the Mexican government used Israeli-made spy software to surveil a team of international investigators who had dispatched to Mexico to investigate the high-profile disappearance of 43 students at the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Guerrero in 2014. The targeted individuals included some of Latin Americas []

16:29

The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia pivots to Russia, the new sheriff in town. What a difference a year an eternity in geopolitics makes. No one could see this coming; the ideological matrix of all strands of Salafi-jihadi terror which Russia fights no holds barred, from ISIS/Daesh to the Caucasus Emirate beating a path to Continue reading The House of Saud bows to the House of Putin

16:26

BBC WS history show yet again promotes political narrative "IndyWatch Feed War"

The subject matter of programmes in the BBC World Service radio history series Witness is often tied to an anniversary on or around the time of broadcast. That, however, was not the case in the programmes October 4th edition titled Israel Withdraws From Gaza.

16:26

Uber is now facing at least five criminal probes by U.S. authorities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Previously it was known that Uber was facing three criminal probes in the U.S., Bloomberg reports. The probes are exploring the companys use of potentially illicit software and bribing overseas officials in Malaysia. But now, Bloomberg says theyve learned that the company is facing two additional criminal probes: Bloomberg has learned that authorities are asking

Previously it was known that Uber was facing three criminal probes in the U.S., Bloomberg reports. The probes are exploring the companys use of potentially illicit software and bribing overseas officials in Malaysia. But now, Bloomberg says theyve learned that the company is facing two additional criminal probes:

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16:26

12 Timeless Pieces of Spiritual Wisdom to Pick You Up When Youre Down "IndyWatch Feed World"

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.  ~ Joseph Campbell

We all hit rough patches during our lives, they are as inevitable as change. This should be a good sign since, no matter how terrible the rough spot change will always come.

If something in life or even life, in general, has got you down and feeling like you dont really matter you need to read this. When hard times hit the best option is to grow, and find strength even in struggle. You are not the only one struggling, there are people worse off than you.

12 Unfailing Universal Pieces of Wisdom to Pick You Up When Youre Down:

1. Nothing lasts forever.

While this can be a scary truth for some to accept, you will find comfort in it at your worst. When one door closes another opens, give yourself time to relax and cope, but then, move right on through that new door. We should not fear the unknown, we should embrace it.

2. We grow through experience.

3. There is always something to be thankful for.

No matter where you are in life or how little you have, there is always something to be thankful for. You could find yourself in the worst possible situation, and there would still be something about it to appreciate. Dont sell yourself short, things may not be as bad as they seem.

4. Other peoples opinions do not matter.

Your opinion is the only one that matters in your life. At the end of the night, you are the only person you HAVE to deal with. If you are unhappy with who you are, make the changes you need to better yourself. If someone else doesnt like you then so be it, they will get over it eventually.

5. You are never alone.

Even when you are physically alone you are not alone in what you are going through. While the people you notice may seem happy they are also battling things themselves as well. Just because someone looks put together at work doesnt mean they arent sleeping in their car. You may have it better than those around you and not even know it.

6. There is no way around your problems.

You have to overcome your problems, you cannot avoid them. Addressing the issue and resolving things will benefit you in the long run. Dont fo...

16:26

Green Fairies are a symptom of unmet demand "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A media release from Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ: Green Fairies are a symptom of unmet demand On Newshubs 6 oclock news last night, it was revealed 2 of the larger compassionate suppliers aka Green Fairies are being prosecuted by the police, to the detriment of hundreds (potentially thousands) of patients. With over 140k people estimated []

16:22

The Northern California Fires: Driven by the Diablo Winds That Were Predicted Days Before "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A large area north of San Francisco was devastated Sunday night/Monday morning by explosive wildfires that have killed at least 13 individuals, destroyed over 1500 structures, and burned over a hundred thousand acres. Over one-hundred people are missing.

Picture courtesy of KRDO.

This sudden catastrophic event eclipses the damage of the highly publicized Hurricane Nate, during which no person is known to have lost their life.

As we shall see, the northern California wildfires were produced by the rapid development of strong winds, which gusted to 50-70 mph in places.   Importantly, the winds were highly predictable, being forecast by current operational weather models days in advance.

Here are the max winds (in knots)  north of San Francisco during the event (provided by UW grad student Conor McNicholas). Some locations had winds over 55 knots (orange and red) and lots of places reached 30-45 knots (green colors)

High-resolution NASA MODIS satellite imagery show the explosive development of the fires.  Around noon on Sunday, October 8th, California is clear, with little evidence of smoke.

 One day later, massive smoke plumes are moving westward from a series of fires north of California.
...

16:17

Dove's failed ad isn't Unilever's only blemish "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Even as skincare brand Dove deals with the aftermath of a poorly-planned ad, its parent company Unilever must reckon with the fact that its fairness products undermine its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

16:15

Iran threatens US Bases With Missile Strike "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps test a missile during war gamesThe Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps test a missile during war games (Photo: -/AFP/Getty Images)

At a recent meeting of the Strategic Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran titled Analyzing Trumps behavior, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,  addressed recent developments regarding the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA).

If the Americans think that they will ultimately be negotiating such issues with Iran, they have chosen a completely wrong path. Iran intends to solve these issues off the negotiating table. There is absolutely no room for negotiation, he threatened.

Jafari also stated that if the United States is bent on implementing new sanctions against the Guard Corps, they had better move their regional bases at least a 2,000 kilometer radius away from Iran (i.e., outside missile range).

He further threatened that if the U.S. government designates the Guards as a terrorist organization, the Guards would target the U.S. military throughout the world, especially in the Middle East, considering it the same as ISIS.

Iran has threatened missile strikes in the past against the U.S., specifically against U.S. ships in the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

Assessing the new U.S. sanctions against Iran, Jafari said, These sanctions finalize the experience of JCPOA for us,...

16:12

Net neutrality, is a free speech issue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Wednesday, nearly 70,000 websites and organizations are planning to take part in a massive online protest to save net neutrality. Participating websites will reportedly display messages on their homepages and encourage users to take action to save the internet as we know it. Supporters of the action include internet giants such as Twitter, Amazon, []

16:11

Tim Cook: Quality smart glasses are a pipe dreamfor now "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apples CEO gave a wide-ranging interview to the U.K.s Independent in which he touched on numerous topics, including iOS 11s latest AR abilities. Speaking further about AR, Cook revealed that though he thinks the tech has a huge role to play in the future, people shouldnt expect quality smart glasses from any company for a

Apples CEO gave a wide-ranging interview to the U.K.s Independent in which he touched on numerous topics, including iOS 11s latest AR abilities. Speaking further about AR, Cook revealed that though he thinks the tech has a huge role to play in the future, people shouldnt expect quality smart glasses from any company for a while:

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16:09

Bill & Hillary No Longer Talk? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Edward Klein, the former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor of The New York Times Magazine, has written several books about the Clintons and Kennedys. Klein has now come out with All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump. An expos on Hillary revealing the truth behind the facade. The fact that Hillary has really been a lesbian into women is why she has let Bill free reign all these years. Gennifer Flowers did an interview and confirmed all those stories that have circulated for years. Hillary bought the house next door so she would not have to live in the same building yet claimed it was for her staff when they would visit.

It turns out that Bill even warned her she would lose and she told he he was delusional. Bill told here to focus on the Rust Belt, and she would not listen. To her, this was a sexist revolution and women would now take control.

...

16:08

Slater and Gordon continued to act for AWU - and for Bruce Wilson/Bill Ludwig - for 8 months after Bernard Murphy "conflict of interest" "IndyWatch Feed National"

This is very big news. This is Slater and Gordon's Philippa Thornton advising the AWU National Construction Branch's auditors that Slater and Gordon continued to act for the NCB until May 1996. But that's not all! "A small number of matters" remained open and ongoing as at 30 June 1996...

16:08

About polar bears and science on the front lines of the global warming debate. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website, . Summary: Todays post reviews a book about applied climate science, discussing polar bears poster animals for the effects of global warming. It tells the rest of the story, the good news seldom mentioned by the news media. Its well worth reading. Review of Susan Crockfords

16:05

Germany Moves Ahead with Nord Stream II "IndyWatch Feed World"

EU lawyers have sided with Germany and effectively told the European Commission their bid to regulate a new Russia-Germany gas pipeline known as- Nord Stream 2 (NS2) is seriously flawed. The now former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrder  is working with the Russians to push this project forward. This clearly demonstrates that Germany has the upper-hand in Brussels.

16:03

This is What the Dalai Lama Had to Say About The Las Vegas Shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Tuesday, October 3rd, Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, spoke at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Teckchen Choling, Dharamsala to an audience of over 6000 people. As part of a series of teachings, the Buddhist leader pointed out that they were joined by practitioners of a number of different countries and cultural organizations, all coming together to discuss the state of the world today.

He challenged his followers to reconsider their faith, explaining that many have lost sight of the true meaning behind identifying as a Buddhist. As a society, we have shifted our focus away from our spiritual journeys and the goals of finding spiritual enlightenment, instead we are distracted by materialistic goals and temptations in the physical world.

He explained:

All sentient beings have an instinct to seek happiness and avoid suffering. Pain and pleasure come from causes and conditions, but we human beings are the only ones who can understand this. Every day I pray for the welfare of all sentient beings, but the only ones I can really do anything for are my fellow human beings on this planet. Our human intelligence enables us to examine how to reduce human suffering. However, as education has become more focused on materialistic goals, and as people increasingly seek happiness in sensory pleasure, less attention has been paid to our inner world, to peace of mind and to morality.

Source: Anonymous News

 

In short, he warns his followers that we have lost touch with our very beliefs and morals in an effort to seek pleasure in the physical world around us. No longer focusing on the bigger picture that exists in the Universe, we are instead drawn to our current lives. We spend our time and energy on materialistic views of success, judging a good life on our career position, salary, the house we live in and the car that we drive. This change in focus results in us overlooking the ways in which we can make a genuine difference in the world as a whole.

It is at this point that the spiritual leader expressed his grief and condolences for those lives that were lost in the recent Las Vegas massacre.

He explains how this shift in thinking leads to such tragedies, stating:

One result is that we face problems largely of our own making. Because of a lack of compassion wars break out and we witness unthinkable killing. We pursue trade in weapons whose sole purpose is to harm and kill. Look at what happened in Las Vegas yesterday where nearly 60 people were ki......

16:02

Stanley Lirias Petition Withdrawn "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Supreme Court reference that was filed on the legality of polling conducted on Sunday in the Ialibu-Pangia electorate, in Southern Highlands Province, will no longer be pursued in court.

This reference was filed on July 10 by runner-up in the Ialibu-Pangia seat, Stanley Liria, questioning the legality of polling that was conducted on Sunday, July 2, after it was deferred from Friday, June 30.

In the reference, the high court was asked to interpret section 130 of the Organic Law on National and Local Level Government elections.

But lawyers representing Liria today asked the Supreme Court to have the entire proceeding withdrawn.

The withdrawal comes amidst chaos in Mendi town, the provincial capital of the Southern Highlands Province, following the declaration of its provincial seat to incumbent MP, William Powi.

The situation on ground is calm but tense, while shops and services remain closed after the shooting and killing of two police officers, and the destruction of properties.

However, the election petition, which was filed by Liria, remains in the Court of Disputed Returns.

The petition went for direction hearing on September 20 to assist parties prepare themselves for the actual hearing.

The main basis of the petition is the alleged illegal polling on Sunday, which breaches section 130(1)(b) of the Organic Law on National and Local Level Government elections.

There are three grounds of the petition; illegal practices, bribery and undue influence.

Petitioner Stanley Liria intends to call 184 witnesses for the trial while Ialibu-Pangia MP and Prime Minister Peter ONeills lawyer indicated calling between 15-20 witnesses.

The petition will return to court later for a trial date to be set.

Source: Loop PNG October 11, 2017


Filed under: Election, Information,...

16:00

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule "IndyWatch Feed World"

E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule | 10 Oct 2017 | The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that Scott Pruitt, the chief of the agency, had signed a measure to repeal President Barack Obama's signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, setting up a bitter fight over the future of America's efforts to tackle global warming. Mr. Pruitt, who had signaled the move at an event with coal miners in eastern Kentucky on Monday, said in a news release that his predecessors had departed from regulatory norms in writing the Clean Power Plan, which was finalized in 2015 and would have pushed states to move away from coal in favor of sources of electricity that produce fewer carbon emissions.

16:00

GRAPHIC VIDEO: ISIS Executes Prisoners Hung From Their Ankles "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this barbaric filmed execution, ISIS hangs victims from their ankles before slaughtering them like cattle.

WARNING: This video is extremely graphic. The only reason Clarion occasionally publishes ISIS videos is to remind us all of the evil of radical Islam.

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16:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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16:00

Addition on the Strangest Vacuum Tube "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[Uniservo] made a video of a tube hes been trying to acquire for a long time: a Rogers 6047 additron. Never heard of an additron? We hadnt either. But it was a full binary adder in a single vacuum tube made in Canada around 1950. You can see the video below.

The unique tubes were made for the University of Toronto Electronic Computer (UTEC). A normal tube-based computer would require several tubes to perform an addition, but the additron was a single tube that used beam switching to perform the addition in a single package. [Uniservo] points out how the tube could have revolutionized tube computing, but before it could really appear in real designs, transistors and later, integrated circuits would take over.

The tube did see use in 1950 in a tic-tac-toe machine, but that appears to be the only practical use on record. The datasheet is actually online. However, if you really want to see how it worked, read the patent instead.

This tube was a big improvement over relay adders. If you want to compare a more modern take on an adder, heres one in Verilog on an FPGA.


Filed under: computer hacks

15:56

Girls from Don Dale share their stories through artworks "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

TO mark the International Day of the Girl, October 11, the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has released a series of art works created by girls from the Don Dale Detention Centre.  The series of six paintings and accompanying personal statements provide insight into the lives of girls in detention. The paintings express their feelings about detention, separation from family and kin and hopes about returning home. Royal Commission official secretary Kirsty Windeyer said the paintings were one of the ways that children in detention had shared their stories. It has been critical to hear from those most affected by the issues the children who have experienced the detention and child protection systems, she said. You can see the artworks at https://childdetentionnt.royalcommission.gov.au/Documents/Voices-Girls-in-detention.pdf

15:56

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Oct. 11 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 11 Oct. 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. Oct. 10 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net712-770-4016 pin123456# (intel began around 1 hour 8 min.)

1. The 800 number to make appointments was supposed to be out last night Oct. 9, but the system was interrupted around 6 pm EDT because of something they had to do today, Oct. 10.

2. Today Oct. 10 in Iraq there were three meetings with the IMF, Iraqi Parliment, and Ilack with the CBI. They passed whatever they needed to do and today Oct. 10 the IMF approved Iraq's reinstated rate for the Dinar.

3. This reinstated Dinar rate would be higher than the $3.71 Dinar rate that has been in effect in Iraq for several months.

4. The rate here in the US is way higher than we ever thought it would be.

5. There were 7,430+ redemption centers throughout the US and Canada on standby status right now - meaning they could be in place to redeem in 6 hours or less.

6. The primary call centers throughout the US were just notified to be on alert to be fully staffed.

7. Yesterday Oct. 9 there were major banker meetings in New York and Dallas, and conference calls about the price of gold.

8. There are 209 countries, most of which have their Central Bank. Those Central Banks are supposed to align themselves starting at midnight tonight EDT and be ready by noon tomorrow Oct. 11.
...

15:53

Do You See Faces At Night? There is No Need to Fear! "IndyWatch Feed National"

As your day comes to an end you climb into the comfort of your bed, beneath your nice warm covers, ready to close your eyes and be lost in a dream world. It is at this time of the day that we often shed our daily stresses, leaving our problems at the door and allowing ourselves to embrace the relaxation that will only come from a full nights sleep.

What do you do, however, if, at this pivotal moment of relaxation, you are suddenly inundated with a parade of faces the second that you close your eyes. Are these spirits trying to deliver a message? Are you being haunted by something darker? Or, is there a logical explanation for what has occurred.

The answer is that yes, in many cases this phenomenon can be explained away easily through the marvels of science providing you with comfort the next time that you are preparing to fall asleep.

Source: Dollface in the Dark

What is Pareidolia?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines pareidolia as the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern. What does this mean? Put simply, the human brain is wired to recognize and connect patterns in all that we see and experience. In many cases this works in our favor, allowing us to identify various objects and recognize familiar landmarks. There are times, however, that this deeply rooted need to find patterns may actually work against us.

This is the basis of facial pareidolia, the likelihood to see human faces in everyday objects, including lights and energy patterns when we close our eyes to fall asleep. While many of us will not have heard of this before, it is actually surprisingly common, however, rarely talked about.

As Professor Kang Lee from the University of Toronto...

15:52

Salt Pond Farming "IndyWatch Feed World"

Families in small town, coastal Maine have been fisherfolk for generations, but waters warm and fish patterns change, many are looking at alternative livelihoods. Joe Young, pictured above, is diversifying into oyster and kelp farming in addition to his dockside cafe that where he sells lobster rolls, lobster dinners and, now, his homegrown oysters.

A FISHERMAN TRIES FARMING

COREA, Me. The boats start up around 3:30 in the morning, stirring the village with the babble of engines before they motor out to sea. They will return hours later, loaded with lobster.

Joe Youngs boat has not gone out lately. Instead, he puts on waders and sloshes into the salt pond behind his house, an inlet where water rushes in and out with the tides. After a lifetime with most of his income tied to what he finds...

15:46

Re: CVE request: Two DoS vulneribilities in libextractor "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Oct 10

Hi Leon,

As this states explicitly a 'CVE request' on the subject. Please note
that CVEs cannot be requested anymore via the oss-security list,
instead please fill the form at https://cveform.mitre.org/

Once you got CVEs assigned, can you please post those assignment
following up here on your original post to have the other members of
this list informed on the assignment.

Thanks for your contribution!

Regards,
Salvatore

15:44

The excellent Kevin A. Bryan on innovation "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

He has a forthcoming JET paper with Jorge Lemus, here is the abstract:

We construct a tractable general model of the direction of innovation. Competition leads firms to pursue inefficient research lines, because firms both race toward easy projects and do not fully appropriate the value of their inventions. This dual distortion will imply that any directionally efficient policy must condition on the properties of hypothetical inventions which are not discovered in equilibrium, hence common R&D policies like patents and prizes generate suboptimal innovation direction and may even generate lower welfare than laissez faire. We apply this theory to radical versus incremental innovation, patent pools, and the effect of trade on R&D.

Here is Kevins reading list on innovation, recommended.

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15:42

Massive Chinese Telescope Discovers Two Pulsars While Still in Trial Stage "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After one year of trial operations, Chinas 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), a 30-football-field-large radio telescope that is currently the worlds largest, recently discovered two pulsars 16,000 and 4,100 light years from Earth, respectively.

Pulsars are magnetized and rotating collapsed stars that emit electromagnetic beams. Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) confirmed Tuesday that the new pulsars J1859-01 and J1931-01 were discovered on August 22 and 25 while the telescope was scanning the southern galactic plane. Australias Parkes radio telescope confirmed the discovery in September, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Artists impression video of the exotic binary star system AR Scorpii

15:37

What's the story behind Asia's infrastructure boom? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel has had a front row seat during China's economic boom for the past 22 years. Here, he tells Eco-Business why he is optimistic about the growth of sustainable infrastructure in the wider region.

15:34

Conservation in a weak state: Madagascar struggles with enforcement "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

RANOMAFANA NATIONAL PARK, Madagascar Late in the afternoon on June third of this year, Pierette Razafiandravao was at home getting ready for a church outing the following day when she heard gunshots in the distance. At the time, she didnt think much of it. Armed cattle rustlers have become a disturbingly common presence in her corner of southern Madagascar, and that morning shed gotten word of a standoff between soldiers on patrol and a group of bandits a few miles north of her house. It was only later that she realized shed heard the bullets that killed her husband. When police arrived at the scene, they found his motorcycle neatly parked, leaning on its kickstand, along with his cell phone and his wallet, which still had money in it. This was not a robbery: it was a hit. Elys Arsne Ratsimbazafy was mayor of Ambalakindresy, a small town on the western flank of Ranomafana National Park. Hed run for office on a platform to rid the town of dahalo, the bandits who had made off with so many of his neighbors livestock, but some people wondered if his death might also be tied to his cooperation with efforts to stop gold mining inside the national park. Razafiandravao thinks some of the people behind cattle rustling and gold mining are one and the same. If the dahalo are there in the forest, the security here is quiet, she told Mongabay in an interview. If they are not there, people attack

15:30

Newsworthy incidents of attacks on religious minorities that Dame Susan didnt have an opinion on "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What was it about Duncan Garners opinion piece on immigration that pushed Dame Susan Devoys buttons so badly that she went full retard? There have been numerous newsworthy stories of attacks on minorities that she has not tweeted about or written opinion pieces for the Herald about. Why was she motivated to publicly shred his []

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15:30

"No Rainbow..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears."
John Vance Cheney

15:25

Santiago, Chile: VII Conveno de Tatuagens e Arte Corporal SOLIDARIEDADE A FLOR DE PELE "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Recebido em 10.10.17:

Quando aa solidariedade aflora na pele, as palavras se transformam em ao.

VII CONVENO DE TATUAGENS E ARTE CORPORAL SOLIDARIEDADE A FLOR DA PELE

* Prfundo axs Prisioneirxs da Guerra Social *

4 DE NOVEMBRO DE 2017, SALN MULTIUSO DE VILLA FRANCIA (Las Estepas #845), ESTACIN CENTRAL.

Desde o ano de 2008 realizada a Conveno de Tatuagens e Arte Corporal Solidariedade a Flor da Pele, a principio no Centro Social Okupado e Biblioteca Antiautoritaria Sacco y Vanzetti mas depois que foi invadido e fechado, procuramos novos espaos para seguir materializando esta atividade anticarcerria e solidria.

Os objetivos da Solidariedade a Flor da Pele so visibilizar a realidade carcerria de nossxs companheirxs na priso e solidarizar com elxs sem personificaes nem idealizao alguna.

A cada ano, julgamentos so iniciados, so dadas novas condenaes e novas prises preventivas so decretadas e outrxs companheirxs se mantm ntegrxs dentro das prises, por isso a Stima verso da Conveno de Tatuagens e Arte Corporal Solidariedade a Flor da Pele ser realizada no dia 4 de novembro...

The Poet: Maya Angelou, "When Great Trees Fall" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"When Great Trees Fall"

"When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down in tall grasses,
and even elephants lumber after safety.
When great trees fall in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
...

15:25

More Than 100 More AMDGPU DC Patches Line Up Ahead Of Linux 4.15 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

AMDGPU DC is expected for Linux 4.15 assuming Linus Torvalds has no objections to merging the code. We hope it won't, but the code-base for this new AMD display code is outright massive at more than 120,000 lines of code over hundreds of patches. Today another 103 new patches were published...

15:24

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Fired "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos has been fired from his job at the Casino, according to a report by journalist Laura Loomer.  Campos had claimed that before the Las Vegas massacre began, he alerted [...]

15:21

Long Thinking, Deep Thoughts, Profound Questions "IndyWatch Feed National"

Long Thinking, Deep Thoughts, Profound Questions
by Bronte Baxter

"Have you ever wondered why some people are brilliant, capable of making new connections in thought that are regarded as genius by others? And why most people are followers, in awe of brilliance, but not original thinkers themselves? Is it really that some are gifted with that much extra intelligence, or is it a difference in the way we use our intelligence?

Creative thinkers, leaders in the realm of ideas, are those who know how to think long thoughts, to sustain a mental question long enough to reach the end of the answer. Few people do this. Weve been trained since birth to accept what others tell us as reality without looking deeper. Children are rewarded for getting the right answers on test rather than for growing original answers or questioning the pat answers theyve been given. Curious kids are told curiosity killed the cat or you ask too many questions. The system is set up to discourage long thoughts because people who think are a danger to the system. Thinking deeply enough allows you to connect isolated pieces of information, revealing the systems real mechanics and ultimately its agenda. If enough sheep on the farm start thinking about their situation, noticing the pens that confine them, wondering why their wool regularly vanishes and what happens to their friends who disappear, thats a danger to the sheep farm operation. Humans getting too smart is a danger to the New World Order.
 
We say people are waking up. They are, and its good to see the numbers who are not accepting the long-standing answers anymore. But what disturbs me is that so many simply replace one imposed thought system with another, rather than becoming truly...

15:20

Mandalay Bay Active Shooter Policy Left Killer Unchallenged "IndyWatch Feed World"

EXCLUSIVE: Mandalay Bay Hotel Active Shooter Policy Left Spree Killer Unchallenged

October 9, 2017



Source: The Truth About Guns | by Robert Farago

Jesus Campos, a security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (above), was shot by Paddock six minutes before he began shooting into a crowd of 22,000 people enjoying the country music festival down below, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo said in a news conference Monday evening. The foxnews.com report radically changes the timeline for the Las Vegas spree killing . . .

Mandalay Bay Hotel security knew about the shooter for six minutes before he started shooting. We know Stephen Paddock fired on the crowd for ten minutes. What was the Mandalay Bay hotels armed security doing during those 16 minutes?

Nothing. TTAG has learned that the Mandalay Bay hotel and other large Las Vegas hotels have a standard policy for responding to shots fired wait for the police.

So there were good guys with guns within potential striking distance of the killer who did not strike.

In fact, at least 21 minutes expired from the moment Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Mandalay Bay unarmed security guard until the Las Vegas SWAT teams arrival. And then another hour before the team made entry.

There may have been police officers on scene when Mr. Campos reported he was attacked. If so, they too were waiting for SWAT to arrive. If so, where were they waiting? Its possible they...

15:20

October 11th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #265 "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

15:16

New York Times misleads on Germany's "huge" investments in renewable energy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The NY Times ran a piece on Saturday Oct 7 by reporter Stanley Reed, headlined

Germanys Shift to Green Power Stalls, Despite Huge Investments

The reporter is puzzled about the failure of Germany to reduce carbon dioxide emissions below the levels that obtained in 2009.

In the last decade or so, Germany has subsidized solar panels and wind turbines. The total bill since 2000 is 189 billion euros or $222 billion. At first glance, it looks like a huge investment. but to put that amount in perspective, realize that Germany has a population of 82 million. The annual per capita cost is

(cue the sound effects as I reach for my calculator) $222 billion/(82 million X 17 years

a mere $159 per person per year. Mathematically, the average German citizen pays $159 per year, or $13.25 a month or 44 cents a day. That doesnt sound like huge investments.

Another calculation is to consider the German GDP which is $3.5 trillion. Divide by 82 million people to get the per capita GDP of $3.5 trillion/82 million = $43 thousand.

The annual per capita renewable subsidy as a fraction of the GDP is $159/$43,000 = 0.004, so the allegedly huge investments are 0.4% of the GDP.

Either way, the investments are not huge.

Reed quotes one 27-year old student who voted for the far-right Alternative for Germany party, who says that his family pays an additional 800 Euros ($936) every year for subsidies for the energy policy. (This number is in agreement with the calculation above if the students family has 6 members because 936/159 = 5.9). We dont know the size of the students family, or whether or not that individual is typical.

To return to the NYT article.

Its no great mystery why the carbon dioxide emissions have not decreased, Reed has answered the question in his article. Germanys energy plan is not to phase out coal, but to phase out nuclear power by 2022. Nuclear power plants have very low carbon dioxide emissions, so closing nuclear power plants has meant that Germany has become more reliant on its sizable fleet of coal-fired power stations, which account for the bulk of emissions from electricity generation. (as Reed states)

...

15:15

Wednesday October 11th 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

15:14

President Trump Summons Military Leaders To War Room Over North Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump called an emergency meeting Tuesday with the U.S. militarys top General to discuss preventative military strikes against North Korea.  Options for averting a nuclear bomb being dropped on America were discussed in a [...]

15:10

Al Sharpton Protests ESPN Says Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Has Plantation Mentality (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Uh-oh. Better get the check books out.
Al Sharpton is knocking on your door, ESPN.

Al Sharpton threatened to boycott the far left sports channel ESPN for suspending Jemele Hill for calling on sports fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys.

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Massive Global Defaults Coming Michael Pento "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Money manager Michael Pento says President Trump sent a profound financial message to Wall Street and Main Street when he said $74 billion in Puerto Rican debt needed to be wiped out. Pento, who is also an economist, explains, What I find very striking is that Trump said, very honestly, were []

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"Poof!" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Some people center the universe around themselves; while making other people nothing but decorations to their existence. "I will do this and then I will do that and then people will think this about me and then people will think that about me, and then I will add that person to my life when the convenient time arrives, and this person over here would make a very convenient addition as well..." They build their own thrones for themselves, and add decorations all around their thrones. The problem with that is: it does not bring happiness. A throne must be built for you; it must not be you who builds your own throne. If so, everything that you think you are is only an illusion! And illusions dissolve one day. Poof!"
- C. JoyBell C.

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Update to biotemperance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Why is it always the Jews? I dont mean why do Jews use their special mind control ray to destroy the world for some plot.

The post Update to biotemperance appeared first on Atavisionary.

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Trump To Consider Pardoning Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Trump is to consider pardoning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exchange for Assange disclosing the source of the hacked DNC emails.  Republican California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met with Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul last Thursday to [...]

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Momaday Legacy Film Premieres at SFIFF / Lensic with PBS Debut "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 11, 2017

SANTA FE Return to Rainy Mountain will have its premiere viewing during this years Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, on Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 pm at the Lensic Theater. Return to Rainy Mountain is a documentary celebrating the life and legacy of author N. Scott Momaday and the rich cultural history of the Kiowa people. Producer/Director Jill Momaday takes viewers on a visual and poetic journey to places that inform the Kiowa ancestral myths and collective identity. Following the film will be a panel discussion including Dr. Momaday, recipient of the SFIFF Lifetime Achievement Award, Jill Momaday, plus mentors to the film, Kirk Ellis, Emmy award-winning writer and producer for the HBO mini-series, John Adams (2008), and Chris Eyre, multi-award-winning writer and producer, known for Smoke Signals (1998), Skins (2002) and Edge of America (2003).

New Mexico Public Broadcasting (KNME-TV) will debut Return to Rainy Mountain on October 21st at 4:30 pm and it becomes available nationally on PBS affiliates in November, which is Native American Month. Return to Rainy Mountain has a partnership with Vision Maker Media, a PBS presenter of American Indian projects. Vision Maker Media will supervise, distribute, and broadcast through their affiliation with PBS and CPB to a potential audience of 122 million PBS viewers in the U.S. The filmmakers also anticipate broad International distribution because of the scope and breadth of N. Scott Momadays acclaimed reputation and contribution throughout the world.

Return to Rainy Mountain will have its premiere viewing during this years Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, on Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 pm at the Lensic Theater. Return to Rainy Mountain is a documentary celebrating the life and legacy of author N. Scott Momaday and the rich cultural history of the Kiowa people. Producer/Director Jill Momaday takes viewers on a visual and poetic journey to places that inform the Kiowa ancestral myths and collective identity. Following the film will be a panel discussion including Dr. Momaday, recipient of the SFIFF Lifetime Achievemen...

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Amnesty International USA Honors Indigenous Activist Charon Asetoyer "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Charon Asetoyer

Published October 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Amnesty International USA will honor Charon Asetoyer, a member of the Comanche nation and a lifelong Native American womens health advocate and activist, at this years Ginetta Sagan Award Reception tonight (Wednesday, October 11) in San Francisco. The award, named in honor of a WWII resistance fighter who went on to become a powerful advocate for Prisoners of Conscience, is given annually to honor courageous women around the world who stand up for the rights of women and children who face grave human rights violations.

Asetoyer is currently the executive director and founder of the Native American Community Board and the Native American Womens Health Education Resource Center on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Under her leadership, the center provides referral services and resources on health, education, reproductive justice, violence against women, economic development, land and water rights. Under Asetoyers direction her organization released The Indigenous Womens Health Book Within the Sacred Circle, the first Indigenous womens reproductive health book, and organized the first Indigenous womens reproductive rights coalition.

The Ginetta Sagan Award symbolizes the vital role that women play in defending human rights, said Eric Ferrero, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA. Charon Asetoyer is a powerful example of the difference one person can make when they refuse to remain passive in the face of horrific injustice, and instead become leaders in creating a more just world.

The award, which includes a grant of $20,000, recognizes outstanding achievement, often at great personal risk, and serves to increase international scrutiny on issues that threaten womens rights, and human rights overall.

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"Positive Dissociation, And Its Importance: "Losing Yourself" in a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Positive Dissociation, And Its Importance:
 "Losing Yourself" in a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life"
by The Ohio State University

"When you "lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests. Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and internal responses of one of the characters as if they were their own - a phenomenon the researchers call "experience-taking." They found that, in the right situations, experience-taking may lead to real changes, if only temporary, in the lives of readers.

In one experiment, for example, the researchers found that people who strongly identified with a fictional character who overcame obstacles to vote were significantly more likely to vote in a real election several days later. "Experience-taking can be a powerful way to change our behavior and thoughts in meaningful and beneficial ways," said Lisa Libby, co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University.

There are many ways experience-taking can affect readers. In another experiment, people who went through this experience-taking proces...

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Navajo Nation President Begaye Signs Reauthorization of Veterans Trust Fund "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the Navajo Nation Veterans Services and Benefit Summit at the UNM-Gallup.
(Photo by Rick Abasta)

Published October 11, 2017

WINDOW ROCK  On Monday, Oct. 9, President Russell Begaye signed the reauthorization of the Veterans Trust Fund, which extends the fund from lapsing through fiscal year 2020.

By reauthorizing the Veterans Trust Fund, the Office of the President and Vice President will continue building homes for veterans in all five Navajo agencies, President Begaye said. Through working with the Navajo Veterans Administration, we will continue to gather names of veterans who are in need of housing and aggressively build homes across the Nation.

The president noted that the reauthorization assists the Nation in working with companies who build modular homes and utilizing these services for the purposes of housing veterans.

Originally signed in September 2013, the resolution amends the Navajo Nation Veterans Trust Fund to provide for equal distribution of the annual comprehensive amount budgeted between the Navajo Nation Trust Fund and the Department of Navajo Veterans Affairs (currently the Navajo Veterans Administration) to construct up to 15 homes and provide for minor renovations and repairs.

In order for the necessary funds to remain available for the Veterans Housing Program to use and not lapse on Sept. 30, 2017, a reauthorization of the resolution is required. The reauthorization administers continued availability of these funds by extending their exemption from the lapsing requirement until the end of FY 2020.

Many Navajo Veterans have expressed frustration with the red tape they face in dealing with the bureaucratic federal processes. The Office of the President and Vice President will continue to work with state and federal agencies to facilitate easier processing of claims and benefits.

This reauthorization will provide the Nation a greater opportunity to assist our Navajo Veterans by providing funding to build, renovate and repair homes for a critical segment of our Navajo popul...

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Our Moral Compasses Are Broken "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As George Orwell said, some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them. Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didnt infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is. Lets look at a few stupid ideas peddled by intellectuals.
During the Cold War, academic leftists made a moral equivalency between communist totalitarianism and democracy. Worse is the fact that they exempted communist leaders from the type of harsh criticism directed toward Adolf Hitler, even though communist crimes against humanity made Hitlers slaughter of 11 million noncombatants appear almost amateurish. According to Professor R.J. Rummels research in Death by Government, from 1917 until its collapse, the Soviet Union murdered or caused the death of 61 million people, mostly its own citizens. From 1949 to 1976, Communist Chinas Mao Zedong regime was responsible for the death of as many as 78 million of its own citizens.

On college campuses, the same sort of equivalency is made between capitalism and communism, but if one looks at the real world, theres a stark difference. Just ask yourself: In which societies is the average citizen richer societies toward the capitalist end of the economic spectrum or those toward the communist end? In which societies do ordinary citizens have their human rights protected the most those toward the capitalist end or those toward the communist end? Finally, which societies do people around the world flee from capitalist or communist? And where do they flee to capitalist or communist societies?

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More recent nonsense taught on college campuses, under the name of multiculturalism, is that one culture is as good as another. Identity worship, diversity and multiculturalism are currency and cause for celebration at just about any college. If one is black, brown, yellow or white, the prevailing thought is that he should take pride and celebrate that fact even though he had nothing to do with it. The multiculturalist and diversity crowd seems to suggest that race or sex is an achievement. Thats just plain nonsense. In my book, race or sex might be an achievement, worthy of considerable celebration, if a person were born a white male and through his effort and diligence became a black female.

Then theres white privilege. Colleges have courses and seminars on whiteness. One college even has a course titled Abolition of Whiteness. According to academic intellectuals, whites enjoy advantages that nonwhites do not. They earn higher income and reside in better housing, and their children go...

Sputnik and RT Under Attack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Somehow everything keeps coming back around to Russia. In one of its recent initiatives, the Justice Department (DOJ) appears to be attacking the First Amendment as part of the apparent bipartisan program to make Vladimir Putin the fall guy for everything that goes wrong in Washington. In the past month, the DOJ has revealed that the FBI is investigating Russian owned news outlets Sputnik News and RT International and has sent letters to the latter demanding that one of its business affiliates register as a foreign agent by October 17th. The apparent line of inquiry that the Bureau is pursuing is that both are agencies of the Russian government and that both have been spreading disinformation that is intended to discredit the United States government and its institutions. This alleged action would make them, in the DOJ view, a propaganda arm of a foreign government rather than a news service. It also makes them subject to Department of the Treasury oversight under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.

Sputnik, which is owned by a Russian government media group headed by Putin consigliere Dimitri Kiselyov, has been under investigation due to the accusations made by a fired broadcaster named Andrew Feinberg. Feinberg, the former Sputnik White House correspondent, reportedly took with him a thumb drive containing some thousands of internal business files when he left his office. He has been interviewed by the FBI, has turned over his documents, and has claimed that much of the direction over what the network covered came from Moscow.

RT America, more television oriented than Sputnik, operates through two business entities: RTTV America and RTTV Studios. The Department of Justice has refused to identify which of the businesses has been targeted by a letter calling for registration under FARA, but it is believed to be RTTV America, which provides both operational support of the broadcasting as well as the production facilities. Both companies are actually owned by Russian-American businessman Alex Yazlovsky, though the funding for them presumably comes from the Russian government.

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Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If you want to understand why the status quo is unraveling, start by examining the feudal structure of our society, politics and economy.

The revelations coming to light about Hollywood Oligarch Harvey Weinstein perfectly capture the true nature of our status quo: a rotten-to-the-core, predatory, exploitive oligarchy of dirty secrets and dirty lies protected by an army of self-serving sycophants, servile toadies on the make and well-paid legal mercenaries. Predators arent an aberration of the Establishment; they are the perfection of the Establishment, which protects abusive, exploitive predator-oligarchs lest the feudal injustices of life in America be revealed for all to see.

The predators reckon their aristocratic status in Hollywood/D.C. grants them a feudal-era droit du seigneur (rights of the lord) to take whatever gratifications they desire from any female who has the grave misfortune to enter their malefic orbit.

Anyone who protests or makes efforts to go public is threatened by the oligarchs thugs and discredited/smeared by the oligarchs take-no-prisoners legal mercenaries. (Recall the Clintons Crisis Management Team tasked with crushing any Bimbo Eruptions, i.e. any eruptions of the truth about Bills well-known-to-insiders predation of the peasantry.)

The dirty secret is that the oh-so-hypocritical power elites of Hollywood and Washington D.C. circle the wagons to protect One of Their Own from being unmasked. The first weapons of choice in this defense are (as noted above) threats from thugs, discrediting the exploited via the oligarchys paid goons and lackeys in the mainstream media and dirty lies about what a great and good fellow the oligarch predator is. The last line of defense is a hefty bribe to silence any peasant still standing after the oligarchs onslaught of threats, smears and lies.

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Should the worst happen and some sliver of the truth emerge despite the best efforts of the thugs, corporate media, legal mercenaries and PR handlers, then the playbook follows the script of any well-managed Communist dictatorship: the oligarch predator is thrown to the wolves to protect the oligarchs systemic predation and exploitation of the peasantry/debt-serfs.

Just as in a one-party Communist dictatorship, an occasional sacrificial offering is made to support the propaganda that the predators are outliers rather than the only possible output of a predatory, exploitive feudal status quo comprised of a small elite of super-wealthy and powerful oligarchs at the top and all the powerless debt-serfs at the bottom who must d...

The Mystery Deepens "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Forensic Acoustic Analysis Points to Existence of a Second Shooter.

This analysis seems to make sense. If it has been done correctly, it is evidence of a second Las Vegas shooter. It is evidence not only of two sets of gunshots but of bullets hitting the ground from two different distances. So unless the bullets were being fired into the ground only, it seems people will have been hit.

On the other hand, we have what seem to be videos of crisis actors carrying pretend wounded people into a hospital, and we have videos of hospital visits with alleged seriously wounded people who have had an almost instantaneous recovery. As the letter from the purported military surgeon pointed out, quick recoveries from gunshot trauma are not the norm. Remember also the Republican congressman, Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip last June in D.C. He was in critical condition for some time and was in no condition to be giving interviews a couple of days later. Yet, here is a video of a young woman allegedly shot in the hip at the Las Vegas concert all rosy cheeked and chatting away a mere 3 days after being nearly paralyzed by her gunshot injury.

If there are dead and injured, what is the point of crisis actors and interviews with victims who show no sign of trauma?

If there is acoustic evidence of two shooters from two locations, why is the official story insistent on one shooter from one location?

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You can see how difficult it would be to try to get the truth. There are too many other things that need my attention, and for which I am better qualified, for me to commit any more time and energy to the Las Vegas shooting.

As in every other case, there is an official story, one that always seems to be ready in advance, and one from which authorities and media do not depart. The investigation looks more like the imposition of an official story. The media and the public authorities are content to dismiss suspicions by calling them conspiracy theories. This makes it impossible to clear up contradictions and anomalies.

I promised you an account of any qualified replies to the purported military surgeons letter. This is from a person who identifies himself as a paramedic for 22 years:

Sir,
After reading the letter from the retired surgeon addressing gunshot wounds, I wanted to comment that I, too, am mystified by the set number of fatalities and absence of fatal complications. I spent 22 years employed as a paramedic and have seen many gunshot woun...

America Is Not One Nation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton Manning was to be retired, Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana, flew back from Las Vegas.

With him in the stadium was wife Karen. In honor of Manning, she wore a No. 18 jersey as The Star Spangled Banner began.

The Pences stood, hands over hearts. A dozen San Francisco 49ers took a knee. When the national anthem ended, Pence walked out. His limousine took him back to the airport to fly to LA.

A stunt! That plane trip cost taxpayers $250,000, wailed a media that was rarely critical of Michelle Obamas million-dollar junkets with Sasha and Malia.

The president took credit for Pences walkout, tweeting, I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled.

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Pences statement: I left todays Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.

As Pence had left his press pool in the motorcade, and said he might not be too long, the walkout may not have been entirely spontaneous. But the game had been on Pences calendar for weeks.

What does this episode tell us?

In the culture wars, Trump has rejected compromise or capitulation and decided to defend the ground on which his most loyal folks stand.

Example: While The Washington Post was reporting Monday that Austin, Seattle, San Francisco and Denver had now joined Los Angeles in replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, Trump issued a Columbus Day proclamation of bristling defiance.

Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the age of exploration and discovery. The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation.

Columbus, said Trump, was a skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought together continents and has inspired countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions even in the face of extreme doubt and tremendous adversity.

The Admiral of the Ocean Sea was a native of the City of Genoa, in present day Italy, and represents the rich history of important Italian American contributions to our great Nation. Italy is a strong ally and a valued partner, sai...

How Our Freedom Developed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Murray N. Rothbard has infuriated me! I learned exponentially more from this text than from every American history class I have ever taken and every history text book I was forced to purchase combined. I paid $4 American (in 2014 dollars) for this collection on eBook. When compared to the several thousand I spent in college courses and American History text books, this has to be the greatest value ever. If Rothbard had only expanded his scope to include math, physical science, and engineeringwell, I could have gotten my entire undergraduate education for less than $20. How dare he stick to the social sciences!

Seriously, Dr. Rothbard states in his preface that he set out to return the historical narrative to history, and he achieves his goal magnificently. Not only is his unique perspective integral in interpreting the events leading to the American Revolution, but he returns the who, what, when, and where back to history (and its his perspective that is so integral in clarifying the why). My introduction was no exaggeration, and I can honestly say I learned more facts of history from this text that any course I have ever taken. I must admit my knowledge of colonial American history was pretty poor to begin with, but I was astonished at how much I learned about the American Revolution (a period of which I though I was much more versed).

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Further, his Liberty versus Power perspective provides for ultimate clarity when determining the motivations behind colonial & revolutionary period events. Many of the mythical figures of the revolution lose their sainthood when checked through the prism of Rothbards perspective. To say the least, Ben Franklin and Murray probably dont enjoy each others company at the Thursday night card game in the afterlife, as he shows Franklin to have been quite the opportunist happy to take his turn at the public trough to enjoy the political largesse, and certainly no radical friend of liberty. Another spoiler, George Washington was NOT a military genius (Ill give you a minute to catch your breath.), but Rothbards keen insight is not reserved for the moderates and conservatives, either, as he is just as forthright concerning Jefferson, Henry, and the typically mor...

Clash of Civilizations 2 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Over the last 16 years, numerous debates have troubled the experts in international politics in their attempts to define the objectives of US strategy. It is obviously much easier to answer the question now rather than at the beginning. And yet very few have tried, and many persist in expounding theories which have been belied by the facts. Basing his analysis on the conclusions of this debate, Thierry Meyssan reminds us of the next stage which was planned for the US armies by their theorists of that time a stage which may soon be put into practice.

The forces who imagined and planned the annihilation of the Greater Middle East considered this region as a laboratory in which they would test their new strategy. While in 2001 they were comprised of the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Isral, they have since lost political power in Washington, and pursue their economic-military project by using private multinational companies.

On one hand, they conceived their strategy around the work of Admiral Arthur Cebrowski and his assistant Thomas Barnett at the Pentagon, and on the other, that of Bernard Lewis and his assistant Samuel Huntington at the National Security Council [1].

Their objective is to update their domination with contemporary technical and economic evolutions and extend them to the countries which were once members of the Soviet bloc. In the past, Washington controlled the world economy via the world energy market. To maintain that position, it imposed the dollar as the default currency for any oil contract, and threatened any recalcitrants with war. However, this system could not be maintained once gas from Russia, Iran, Qatar and soon Syria partially replaced oil.

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Reconnecting with the criminal origin of a large percentage of US colonists, these forces imagined they could dominate the rich countries by extortion. In order to gain access to the sources of fossil energy, but also prime materials in general, the stable States (including the ex-Soviet States) would be obliged to solicit the protection of the US army and also that of the United Kingdom and Isral.

All that was necessary was to split the world into two parts, to globalise the solvent economies and destroy any capacity for resistance in the rest of the world.

This vision of the world is radically different from the prevalent vision of the British Empire and Zionism. This change of pa...

Crooked Corker "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lost in the coverage of the announcement by Senator Bob Corker that he would not run is the fact the senator has been under FBI investigation for corruption because of a series of business enterprises where it appears he used his public position for his personal gain.

In May 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI and the SEC were investigating Bob Corker and CBL & Associates, a REIT based in Corkers hometown of Chattanooga owned by Corkers former employers turned major donors. According to the report, federal officials were examining CBLs billing practices and Corkers dozens of lucrative stock trades over a period of several years, collectively worth tens of millions of dollars. While they have not commented publicly on the case, federal investigators have looked into whether Corkers trades may have been based on inside information.

Interest in Corkers personal finances first emerged in late 2015, when the Journal reported on a series of contradictions and apparent omissions in Corkers personal financial disclosures over the course of nearly a decade. Often, he failed to declare income that he appeared to derive. In other cases, he failed to indicate when he had acquired or sold certain assets. Ultimately, Corker filed amended disclosures with the Senate Ethics Committee, which revealed millions of dollars in previously undeclared assets.

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Some of the transactions in question involved CBL, but they were not the only firm with long ties to Corker where he appears to have hidden the degree of his involvement. Corker also invested in two Chattanooga hedge funds called Pointer Management and TSWII, which like CBL were founded by longtime donors and friends of Corker. As with CBL, there is concernand at least some circumstantial evidencethat privileged information that Corker obtains as a Senator could be used to influence the funds investment positions.

Corkers investments in Pointer were the subject of a recent Yahoo Finance article, which revealed that the fund had made tens of millions of dollars in profit, if not more, shorting the housing market in 2007. Corker was joined in his Pointer investment by fellow Senator Mark Warner. Beyond the unseemliness of Senators making exorbitant profits off of the collapse of the US financial system, the article also noted that Corker and Warner sought to radically reshape the housing finance market in a landmark bill they proposed in 2013. The Corker-Warner bill did not pass, but it has become a blueprint for subsequent proposals to eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Corkers controversial rela...

Ex-Pentagon Advisor Reveals How CIA Killed Western Politicians "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

German investigative journalist Patrik Baab and former Pentagon adviser Robert Harkavy have released a bombshell book, revealing the links between the murders of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, West German politician Uwe Barschel and former CIA director William Colby. Baab told Sputnik what their groundbreaking research has uncovered.

Baab and Harkavys book, In the Spider Web of the Secret Services: Why Were Olaf Palme, Uwe Barschel and William Colby Murdered?, takes aim at the CIAs suspected involvement in the officials deaths. Based on secret documents from seven different intelligence agencies, conversations with former agents, toxicology reports, and consultations with experts, the book seeks answers to long-standing questions about who was responsible for what have become among the most high profile political death and suspected suicide cases of the 20th century.

Speaking to Sputnik Deutschland, Baab, a renowned television journalist in his native Germany, said that there was a common thread tying all three of the officials deaths together.

Uwe Barschel, Olof Palme and William Colby had something in common, Baab explained. All three were involved in one way or another in international arms trade in the context of the Iran-Contra scandal, and connected in some way with the CIA and NATOs Stay Behind secret army network. The Stay Behind network, designed to carry out resistance, assassination and provocation operations during the Cold War, would have been activated in case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe, or if far left parties ever came to power in democratic elections.

Barschel: From CIA Contacts to Mysterious Death

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In their investigation, Baab and Harkavy consulted with...

Hillarys Sore Loser Tome "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bill and Hillary Clinton are not speaking to each other after a blazing argument over her election book, it has been claimed.

The former President threw a manuscript in the trash after Hillary ignored his advice not to publish it, according to author Ed Klein.

Bill had red-penned the book in an attempt to improve it, a friend allegedly told Klein, but flew into a rage when Hillary refused to read any of his notes.

According to Page Six, the friend said: He told her the book made her look bewildered, angry and confused, and that those were poor qualities in a person who aspired to be a world leader.

He hated the title because calling it What Happened would only make people say, You lost.

He urged her to postpone the pub date and rewrite the book, but she yelled at him and said: The book is finished and thats how its going to be published.

Since then the pair have been speaking through friends and lawyers, the source said

Kleins book All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump will be released at the end of October.

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The argument is believed to have taken place over the summer before Hillary took off on tour in order to promote the book.

Bill and Hillary were last pictured together toward the end of August while enjoying a visit to see friends in the Hamptons. The couple have not been seen together since.

Hillary has been busy appearing on daytime TV shows and giving speeches across the country as she promotes her book, which has become a bestseller.

During the tour she has blamed women, Russians, former FBI Director James Comey and a host of other reasons for her shock loss to Donald Trump.

She has also not shied away from attacking the now-President, describing him as unqualified and even worse than I thought he was going to be.

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The Electric Car Insanity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I talked on the air last Saturday about the General Motors announcement that by 2023 they would have 20 different all-electric vehicles.  That is slightly over five years from now, but thats only the tip of the iceberg.  Other automakers are rushing an additional 50 all-electric cars to market before 2022.  Even vacuum cleaner maker Dyson says it is investing 2.6 billion dollars into a new electric car.

Automakers Want To Be Like Tesla, But Why?

Automakers love to grab headlines, and nobody does it better than Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla.  One has to assume this rather sudden interest in all-electric vehicles has something to do with this.  Call me crazy, but I always wanted to emulate people who were wildly successful.  Are the auto CEOs not looking at the public data available on Tesla?  Thirteen years in business, not a cent of profit.  Worse, according to Bloomberg, Tesla will have burned through 10 billion dollars of cash (yes, billion with a b) by the end of this year.

Behind The Numbers

We have all these all-electric cars coming at us, but who is showing interest in the United States in electrics?  Today, there are a total of 13 different all-electric car models you can go out this afternoon and purchase.  So how many have been sold this year?  Through August, approximately 105,000 all-electrics have been purchased in America.  There is a slight margin of error because unprofitable Tesla doesnt actually make public their sales numbers (inquiring minds want to know why) but even if you assume they sold every vehicle they produced, the 105,000 number should be really close.

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Although 105,000 of anything is a lot, that is out of 12,883,917 sales of all vehicles through August 2017.  Do the math and youll see that even with 13...

The Disaster Myth Narrative "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.  ~ George Orwell

A few years back, I was doing some research about the aftermath of some natural disasters that took place here in America. I was shocked to find that the articles I was looking for ones that I had read in the past were pretty hard to find, but articles refuting the sought-for pieces were rampant.  Not just one event, but every single crisis aftermath that I looked up, had articles that were written after the fact stating in no uncertain terms that the hunger, chaos, and unrest never happened.

Apparently we, the preparedness community, are all wrong when it comes to the belief that after a disaster, chaos erupts and civic disorder is the rule of the day. That is only a disaster myth, and the public narrative belies it all.

Listen to the experts and they will confirm, it never happens.

Panic?  What panic?

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According to newspaper articles written after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast and after Hurricane Katrina caused countless billions in damage in New Orleans, people were calm, benevolent and peaceful.  Heck, they were all standing around singing Kumbayah around a campfire, sharing their canned goods, calming frightened puppies, and helping the elderly.

Apparently, studies prove that the fear of anarchy, lawlessness, and chaos is nothing but the disaster myth.  Reams of examples exist of the goodness and warmth of society as a whole after disaster strikes. All the stories you read at the time were just that stories, according to the mainstream media:

Yet there are a few examples stubbornly fixed in the popular imagination of people reacting to a natural disaster by becoming primal and vicious. Remember the gangs marauding through New Orleans, raping and even cannibalizing people in the Super-Dome after Hurricane Katrina? It turns out they didnt exist. Years of journalistic investigations showed them to be racist fantasies. They didnt happen. Yes, there was some looting which consisted of starving people breaking into closed and abandoned shops fo...

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The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some promises are made and kept; others disavowed. But the promise made by Arthur James Balfour in what became known as the Balfour Declaration to the leaders of the Zionist Jewish community in Britain one hundred years ago, was only honored in part: it established a state for the Jews and attempted to destroy the Continue reading "The Balfour Declaration Destroyed Palestine, Not the Palestinian People"

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A Pipeline Named Pilgrim and the Indigenous People Standing in its Way "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The health of 20 million people could rely on the survival of a small indigenous tribe in New Jersey.

The Ramapough-Lenape people have inhabited the New York region going back well before Europeans arrived. However, thanks, in part, to a campaign launched by a young Donald Trump, the Ramapough have never been granted federal tribal recognition. Now, a behemoth piece of oil infrastructure, planned to stretch for 178 miles from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey, threatens to destroy whats left of Ramapough land and potentially contaminate 90 percent New York Citys water supply.

Well either last another thousand years or get wiped out entirely, said Ramapough chief Dwaine Perry, describing the stakes posed by the Pilgrim Pipeline for the tribe to the New York Times.  

Proposed in 2014 by Pilgrim Pipelines Holdings, the $1 billion pipeline will carry 200,000 barrels of Bakken crude the most explosive variety of oil every day through land considered sacred by the Ramapough.

The Pilgrim will cross 257 streams and water bodies, including New York Citys Catskill and Delaware aqueducts. Even a minor spill could contaminate the water supply of the most densely populated area of the country. As the permitting process for the Pilgrim Pipeline finalizes, New York City residents are mobilizing in defense of the regions early inhabitants, among them, a nascent group of scientists turned activists.

As engineers, we are always concerned with safety factors and the risk of human error [when it comes to] the construction of these massive infrastructure projects, said Jamie Bemis, a city planner, mechanical engineer and member of Science for the People, which hosted an event on Sept. 23 that was aimed at informing the general public about the pipeline. Im telling you, theres going to be a spill: its not a matter of if, its a matter of when, said Bemis.

Water contamination is not the only hazard posed by this project. There is also the issue of oversight. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration employs just 208 inspectors, who together with 345 state inspectors are charged with overseeing more than 2.7 million miles of pipeline. The Pilgrim Pipeline will pass through 30 New Jersey towns and 25 New York municipalities will be overseen by one inspector every 20.000...

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How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Im sure youve heard about the $65 million. Or was it $86 million? Or was it even more? You know, the funds the Pentagon sunk into that hotshot plane it was preparing for its Afghan drug interdiction program. You havent? Well, as Megan Rose reported at ProPublica, with its electro-optical infra-red Continue reading "How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops"

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U.S. Tested Carcinogenic Chemicals On Unknowing Canadian Civilians During The Cold War "IndyWatch Feed World"

The U.S. Army secretly tested carcinogenic chemicals on unknowing residents of Canada in Winnipeg and Alberta during the Cold War in testing linked to weaponry involving radioactive ingredients meant to attack the Soviet Union, according to classified documents revealed in a new book Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans by Lisa Martino-Taylor, an associate professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College.

The incidents occurred between July 9, 1953 and Aug 1, 1953 when they sprayed six kilograms of zinc cadmium sulfide onto unsuspecting citizens of Winnipeg from U.S. Army planes.

The Army then returned 11 years later in 1964 and repeated the experiments in other parts of Canada including  Suffield, Alta. and Medicine Hat, Alta., according to Martino-Taylor, National Post reported.

In Winnipeg, they said they were testing what they characterized as a chemical fog to protect Winnipeg in the event of a Russian attack, Martino-Taylor said. They characterized it as a defensive study when it was actually an offensive study.


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Former Labour MP fantasises about respect between Jacinda and Winston "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Former Labour MP Steve Maharey writes The National Party found that out over the last nine years as it struggled with the global financial crisis, the Pike Mine tragedy and earthquakes. None of this was in the coalition agreement they just had to deal with it. It is also true that ministers and their []

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Would You Admire Schumer If Bannon Was Actually A DSCC Plant? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Yesterday, one of the junior Harvey Weinstein types fired by the Trumpanzee Regime early on, Jason Miller, was on CNN to say that "if Senator Corker is retiring and he doesn't want to be in the U.S. Senate and he doesn't want to support President Trump and doesnt want to support such basic conservative principles, he should just resign." And he knows just which Nazi-supporting Republican he wants in Corker's place: "Let the governor of Tennessee go and appoint a conservative like Marsha Blackburn, the congresswoman whos running to replace Senator Corker and get somebody in there whos actually going to support the president." What a crew of misanthropes and misfits have oozed in and out of this swampy administration! None worse than Steve Bannon, the one who-- with the Mercers' check book-- would make America over as a fascist state. (And, sure enough, Bannon was on Fox with Hannity last night agreeing with Miller that Corker should resign for criticizing Trumpanzee.)

Yesterday Ed Kilgore noted in New York that though Bannon has "lost the trappings of governmental power" since being fired by Kelly, "hes living large and apparently having fun in his new role as Mitch McConnells nemesis and the scourge of Establishment Republicans in the Senate. After taking a lot more of the credit for Roy Moores win in Alabama than he deserves, Bannon is now semi-publicly making plans [for primary] challenges to as many as six of the seven Republican incumbents up for reelection." Damn, I hope helping Mafioso thing Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm oust Dan Donovan in Staten Island, isn't Bannon's only foray into House primaries. I thought he wan't to be as much a nemesis of Paul Ryan's as Miss McConnell's. Don't tell me he's suddenly gotten scared of the Wisconsin...

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Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.0002 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 6.20 AUD
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Seagate Launches Consumer-Oriented 12 TB Drives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Seagate has launched three new 12 TB helium-filled hard disk drives containing eight perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) platters:

These are not the first 12TB drives in the market, as enterprise versions from both Seagate and Western Digital have been around for some time. However, Seagate is the first vendor to bring down the prices and ship 12TB drives in the consumer market.

From a hardware viewpoint, the three drives are similar to the Seagate Enterprise Capacity v7 drives launched in March 2017. All of them features eight PMR platters with a 923 Gb/in2 areal density in a sealed enclosure filled with helium. That said, the Barracuda Pro Compute, meant for desktop use, doesn't come with rotational vibration (RV) sensors or dual-plane motor balancing hardware. The RV sensors and the dual-plane balance / AgileArray features enable reliable performance in multi-drive enclosures. The other important differentiation aspects include firmware features, warranty / workload ratings, and value-added services like the Seagate Rescue Data Recovery.

Two of the drives come with 5 year warranties.

Previously: HGST Announces 10 Terabyte PMR Hard Drive
AnandTech Interview With Seagate's CTO: New HDD Technologies Coming
Seagate's 12 TB HDDs Are in Use, and 16 TB is Planned for 2018
Western Digital Begins Shipping 12 TB Helium-Filled Drives with 8 Platters
Seagate HAMR Hard Drives Coming in a Year and a Half
Glass Substrate Could Enable Hard Drives With 12 Platters


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Just A Few Days Left To The Phoronix Fest Deal "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Just a friendly reminder that if you are interested in participating in the Phoronix Oktoberfest 2017 deal to help support all our Linux hardware review / benchmarking / game testing work, only a few days are left to enjoy the deeply discounted deals...

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Nikola Teslas Time Travel Experience: I Could See Past, Present And Future Simultaneously "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nikola Tesla was obsessed with time travel. He worked on a time machine and reportedly succeeded, saying: I could see the past, present and future all at the same time. The idea that humans are [...]

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Belligerosity "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

As an assortment of armchair diplomats/warriors/strategists/wise-arses pontificate on what might or might not happen in North Korea, various military and non military 'solutions' are suggested.

Well, I'm going to join the fray.   Adolf has as much military and diplomatic experience as President Trump so, I am eminently qualified to have a say.

First off, I'd have to say I'm somewhat sceptical about reports of 6,500 artillery pieces and 3,500 multiple rocket launchers allegedly embedded in the hills north of the DMZ, threatening the city of Seoul.   For some perspective, note that one of largest artillery bombardments in history took place at El Alemain in 1942, using just 822 guns, firing some 930,000 shells over five hours.   The largest ever barrage was fired against Germany by Russia in 1944, delivering over 500,000 shells in half an hour from 9,000 guns.

Secondly, as I have said elsewhere, I suggest the use of nuclear weapons by either side is unlikely.  The Yanks don't need to and Kim will have his shot out of the air.

Has anyone contemplated how many men and what resources are needed to keep 10,000 guns ready for action 24/7?   I doubt very much the figure is anywhere near 10,000 but of course, nobody really knows because Gareth Morgan didn't visit the site when he was there.

However, the threat to 22 million civilian residents of Seoul is very real, whether it be from 100, 1,000 or 10,000 guns.   A 500 shell volley of 150mm ordnance fired into a heavily populated area over ten minutes might well kill more than a few thousand people.

Accordingly, I see the perceived or real artillery threat to be one the Norker Porker's trump cards.  (Did you like that one?) 

Remove the artillery threat and much of the past bluster from NK is rendered redundant. 

I suspect such an option is high on the list for the US and South Korea.  I have seen no published acknowledgement of its existence but then again, the real deal is unlikely to be leaked to slavering journalists and commentators.

All it would take would be China's secret but explicit  agreement to a limited military strike which achieves no more and no less than the destruction of North Korea's southern artillery.     A non-nuclear aerial assault using cruise missiles, stealth bombers and B52s might see the game over within half an hour or so.

Kim Jong is substantially weakened  and the obliteration of his regime using conventional weapons becomes many times easier to achieve without civilian casualties in South Korea.  (Whether China would agree to such a second stage is moot.)

So what happens then?  I suspect South Korea would make very loud noises and China might quietly move in and take over it's new southern province.

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CVE request: Two DoS vulneribilities in libextractor "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Leon Zhao on Oct 10

Hello oss security,

I found two DoS vulneribilities in libextractor,

Affected version
1.4

1. Divide-By-Zero
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1499599
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-libextractor/2017-10/msg00002.html
Fixed

2. Null Pointer Dereference
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1499600
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-libextractor/2017-10/msg00003.html
Fixed

Best regards

Zhao Liang, Huawei Weiran Labs

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Watch Before YouTube Deletes This On Vegas Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Watch Before YouTube Deletes This On Vegas Shooting by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline YouTube is completely out of control and if a videographer has any opinion that does not match the mainstream medias official narrative on the Vegas...

The post Watch Before YouTube Deletes This On Vegas Shooting appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Hillary Clinton: Trump Is The Most Dangerous President In The World "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hillary Clinton has warned that the entire planet should be concerned with President Donald Trump in charge of America.  Speaking with Australia Broadcasting Corp.s Four Corners, the presidential loser claims the whole world should be concerned [...]

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Why Deltans Must Get The Local Government Election Right "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


By Jerome-Mario Utomi.
LAGOS OCTOBER 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The sleepy political landscape of Delta State has very recently become a beehive of activity. This development, however, should not be a surprise to many as the Delta State Government recently announced its readiness to conduct the local council poll in the state come January 2018.
In the light of the above, The political class knows that as in war, that whoever arrives first and take a position is at ease while he that arrives late labours This is evident in their early preparation coupled with the fact that seeking elective positions in Nigeria is a capital-intensive project.
Parts of these early preparations as observed lately includes but not limited to the declaration of intent by both chairmen and Councillorship hopefuls, the proliferation of political groups, political alignment and realignments, flag-off of people-oriented but politically motivated programs by our political office contenders, incessant meetings by the political heavyweights. Also, the less priviledged political players are not left out in this jostle for recognition and political rat race.
As evidently associated with this period, baskets full of promises are not in short supplies as they are dished out by these politicians without recourse to the resource at the disposal of the local councils.
However, the worrying aspect of this narrative is the degree of apathy and complacency being demonstrated by the electorate. A development, the people attribute to reasons which come in double folds.
First, is the unending assumption held across the board that the Local Government Poll is a mere formality as there is always a concretized underground mechanism of planting the candidates who the the political Bishops in the state has anointed.
Closely related to the above is the view that the people had neither felt the political wisdom nor enjoyed the democracy dividend that accrued from their participation in the recent times. A development that has made the people view this episode called an election with skepticism.
However, as much as these reasons as advanced are validly important, Deltans should be mindful of the fact that elections in every clime are a two-way arrangement;- -the electorates and those seeking to be elected. So instead of demonstrating this level of apathy, what they need to do as a peop...

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Radioactive Particles Detected Across Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have detected mysterious radioactive particles across Central and Western Europe over the last week. According to Germanys Office for Radiation Protection, the increased levels of radiation contain particles of ruthenium-106 an isotope used in [...]

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Restructuring takes centre stage at governance conference "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The current restructuring debate dominated discussions as stakeholders converged on Osogbo, Osun State for the South-West in National Governance conference, SULAIMAN SALAWUDEEN reports   As dignitaries, conferees and invitees streamed into Aurora Conference Centre, Osogbo, Osun State, venue of the recent South-West in National Governance conference, the entire Ring-road environment in the state capital, throbbed, giving security personnel a hectic time in controlling movements. The conference, which chose as its theme: South-West to Abuja: A midterm appraisal, deliberated on concerns for Nigerias obviously difficult journey towards economic development, the place...

The post Restructuring takes centre stage at governance conference appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

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Children (and Grandchildren) of the Silver Legion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Where were the resignations from every Jewish member of his cabinet, and for that matter, every member of his administration, if they have even a segment of historical knowledge of the German Nazi movement? How can we ever reach those young white kids who are attracted to such nonsense, if not for our leaders to react with vigor? Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.

14:43

Fentanyl Maker Donates Big to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: U.S. News and World Report: An embattled pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under Arizona law. Its hard to imagine a more sinister donor than Insys Therapeutics Inc. in the eyes of pot legalization proponents, who []

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Trump Takes Down Two Dozen Pedophiles In Hollywood And Washington "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over two dozen pedophiles, including politicians, government officials and Hollywood celebrities, have been arrested thanks to President Donald Trump.  Since Trumps election victory last November elite pedophiles such as Harvey Weinstein, Jeff Epstein, Anthony Weiner, Mark [...]

14:39

USA: Statue of Slaver and Colonizer Junipero Serra Paint-Bombed in San Francisco "IndyWatch Feed War"

BLOOD

Received anonymously on 11.10.17:

On October 8th, the statue of the slaver and colonizer Junipero Serra in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park was paint-bombed. Revolutionary and anti-colonial slogans were spray-painted on the pedestal.

Death to the colonial project!

Solidarity to all indigenous struggles!


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Child Prodigy Warns CERN Has Thrown Earth Into An Alternate Dimension "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 13-year-old child prodigy has warned that CERN has ripped apart the fabric of time and space and sucked Earth into an alternate dimension. According to Max Laughlin, CERN has destroyed our Universe and we [...]

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Mountains of Chutzpah, coming soon "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our own Trav Mamone has a new post up advertising an article they have published on another site, SpliceToday.

Its a look at an article on another site, AeroMagazine.com, that with garish arrogance titles itself

AN ARGUMENT FOR A LIBERAL AND RATIONAL APPROACH TO TRANSGENDER RIGHTS AND INCLUSION

So I took a look at the original article. Trust me, when I say that Trav Mamone is being very, very generous when saying of the article,

It isnt as bad as I thought, but still missed the mark.

So, Ive cheerily taken a dive into a cesspool of ignorance and am swimming around it for a bit, all so that you dont have to. Ill soon have two -count them two- posts up thoroughly addressing important aspects of the original article, including a whole lot of wrong. Here, however, I wanted to pluck out a criticism Ive made of something from the AeroMagazine piece both because Ive seen it way too many times (so it deserves extra attention) but also so that youll have a bit of snark to carry you through until the longer pieces get here. Also, too, there will be more coming your way on gun rights, some  of it addressing a couple things about which Enlightenment Liberal is correct, but didnt realize that I was going to say in a future post, and some things in which EL is grossly, laughably wrong. (Hint: Bell v Burson figures prominently in that last category.)

From the upcoming post further tackling Trav Mamones target:

 

Consider that [authors Pluckrose and Lindsay] believe that [trans] activists with cultural constructivist views of gender deny biological gender differences. No. They dont. No one believes that all genital shafts are the same length, and no one publicly asserts that despite believing it false, and certainly no one publicly believes it false but says it publicly specifically because they believe it will aid the advancement of gender equality if they take that false and nonsensical position.

Moreover: if no biological differences existed, then no one would want sex reassignment surgery. The authors are literally assuming that trans people deny that transness could ever possibly exist or that trans medical care could ever have any point at all.

Youve got to have a pile of...

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Ijaw Youths Vow To Disrupt Warri North LG Election Except "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Okowa


LAGOS OCTOBER 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Egbema Youth Progressive Foundation (EYPF) has vowed that there will be no election in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State by January 2018, if an Egbema Ijaw candidate does not emerge for the Local Government chairmanship position.
In a statement issued over the weekend in Warri signed by Comr. Miyenpirigha M. Ebidouwei, President; Comr. Lawoni Dumofaye, Secretary General; and Comr. Governor Ekpokeme, PRO, EYPF declared that Egbema people are not going back on their word.
The group said they are not in any way ready to compromise the chairmanship position of the Local Government, because since 26 years and two months of the creation of Delta State the noble Ijaws have not produced chairman of Warri North LGA, neither have they produced a House of Assembly nor House of Representative member.
Despite all the social and political violence and dialogues that took place some years back, the Itsekiri still impose their candidate on us. This time, we cannot keep silent and die in agony.
It called on the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, and the Federal Government to advise Itsekiri leaders in Warri North to accept and support Egbema Ijaw people if the Itsekiris in Warri North still want us to live together in harmony and sustain our existing peaceful relationship.
The youth group also demanded that the Itsekiris should accept an Egbema Ijaw candidate and share all the positions in the council equally, if peace must reign.
We call on Sen. James Manager and the House of Representatives member, representing Warri Federal Constituency, to as a matter of urgency look into the Warri North chairmanship issue without compromise and use their exalted offices to resolve the alarming and pitiable situation of the Egbema people in the council.
The group lamented that although Warri North LGA belongs to the Ijaw and the Itsekiri, but for 26 years the Itsekiris have held on to power from the chairmanship of the Local Government to Heads of Department (HOD) and others exalted positions at the federal level.
EYPF also warned all the Egbema Ijaw aspirants to stay out of the position of vice chairmanship of the Local Government, threatening that should...

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Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Solipsist  one who believes that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist; one for whom the external world only exists through their perception of it;  someone who is self-absorbed without consideration for the needs and desires of others.

Hat tip: Richard Baker.


Filed under: language Tagged: solipsist

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The C in California must stand for Crazy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Is it possible for a State to be mainly populated by crazy people? Given the number of bad decisions coming out of California, I am starting to wonder. A lot of the nonsense that I hear about California I put down to it being full of bleeding heart liberals who have more compassion than sense. []

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What EU Must Do About the Crisis in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

European leaders have either taken a neutral stance, relegating the conflict to an internal matter for Spain to resolve, or have offered support to the Spanish government.

People walk during a demonstration two days after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 3, 2017. Credit: Reuters

People walk during a demonstration two days after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 3, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Unless the Catalan and Spanish governments immediately open a dialogue about the constitutional future of Catalonia, the violent scenes in the region may only be a precursor of things to come. But for this dialogue to take place, the EU must be involved.

With the instant, worldwide circulation of images of brutal police repression of defenceless, peaceful voters, the Catalan government won the battle for public sympathy. However, it is in fact is...

De-Dollarization Continues, More Countries Pivot Away From The Dollar (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

De-Dollarization Continues, More Countries Pivot Away From The Dollar Video X22 Report Russias central bank is trying to stop cryptocurrencies. London housing prices are falling, the bubble is popping. In NY the commercial real estate and residential real estate...

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In Big Breakthrough, IIT Kanpur Team Builds Powerful Tool to Control Cell Signalling "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Scientists used artificial antibodies to stop a single signalling pathway among many controlled by the same protein resolving a widely recognised problem in biology.

The structure of -arrestin. Credit: Emw/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

The structure of -arrestin. Credit: Emw/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

The inside of a living cell is a tangled web of interconnected pathways, where different kinds of data are ferried by millions of proteins. Decrypting a specific sequence of events in this chaotic mess is hard. Stopping or tweaking that sequence without touching any of the other pathways is even harder.

But scientists studying a vital signalling network have, for the first time, found a way to pinpoint and shut down a single chain reaction driven by a key protein without affecting the proteins other tasks. Specifically, they used artificial antibodies that bind to the protein and cut off a single pathway. The technique could be a powerful tool to precisely probe or rewire specific cellular events, according to its inventors.

Their results were reported in the journal Nature Nanotechnology on October 2, 2017.

I think it is a very elegant study a technical advance with interesting implications, says Sandhya Visweswariah, a professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, who was not involved in the research. I can see the utilisation in being able to understand biology better;...

14:22

Wallmapu / Chile: Communique from Mapuche Political Prisoners Rodrigo and Jaime Huenchulln Cayul "IndyWatch Feed War"

MPP

Mapuche political prisoners locked up in Angol prison, RODRIGO HUENCHULLAN CAYUL and JAIME HUENCHULLAN CAYUL, detained within the context of Operation Hurricane, declare to national and international public opinion the following:

1. We categorically reject the judicial-media frame-up prepared by the Public Prosecutors Office and endorsed by the government of Ms. Bachelet, to try to convince public opinion that there is a coordination between leaders for the burning of trucks. The crude frame-up that tries to link us with the arson attacks has the sole purpose of delegitimizing the territorial and political claims that the Temucuicui Autonomous Community have been working on for the last few decades and to frame us as mere judicial subjects. We would also like to state that this strategy is due to economic and political interests that are present in the Mapuche territory that the government once against manifests its submission to.

2. In regard to the Coordinadora Arauco Malleco*, we reject the prosecutions theory that makes us appear as though we are subordinates of this organization. As we have pointed out on other occasions, although we respect the political position of the CAM, we do not share it nor do we need other organizations to guide us or to raise our demands. The Temucuicui Autonomous Community has a line of thought and political action of its own, which has been evident at all times when we...

14:21

Concealing serious criminal offences "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here's a paper from the big law firm Clayton Utz on offences that might arise from a failure to report fraudsters to police. Conceal or reveal? Reporting white-collar crime BY LUKE BUCHANAN Corporate victims of white collar crime may decide not to report it to the police for many reasons,...

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Major symposium on Dutch double spy Mata Hari to take place in London "IndyWatch Feed War"

A symposium about the life, activities and legacy of World War I-era double spy Mata Hari is to take place in London this month, on the 100th anniversary of her death by execution.

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How to Beat Cybercriminals at Their Own Game, Part II "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How to Beat Cybercriminals at Their Own Game, Part II by Justin Spittler Casey Research Justins note: As the world becomes more connected thanks to the internet, it also becomes more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Each day brings a new...

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14:06

Inauguration Day Defendants Go to Court Tuesday to Resist Gag Order on Evidence of Police Misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Inauguration Day Defendants Go to Court Tuesday to Resist Gag Order on Evidence of Police Misconduct appeared first on It's Going Down.

Washington, DC  Defense attorneys for people arrested on Inauguration Day will go to court Tuesday to argue that defendants should be able to make public evidence obtained through discovery in their criminal cases. A hearing on the protective order will be held on Tuesday, October 10 at 11am in DC Superior Court before Judge Lynn Leibovitz.

An amicus support brief in opposition to the governments protective order was filed on Friday by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and ten news media organizations including the Washington Post.

The government doesnt get to place a gag order on evidence thats clearly in the public interest, said Kris Hermes of Defense J20 Resistance. The public needs to know that the police violently attacked hundreds of people on the streets that day and carried out the same kind of unlawful mass arrest that previously cost DC millions of dollars.

Trump Administration prosecutors are actively fighting to keep video footage and other evidence of police misconduct under wraps in what defendants and their supporters are calling an effort to avoid embarrassment and public condemnation.

Notably, Trump Administration prosecutors moved to seal the evidence soon after a story was published in June by The Indypendent, featuring previously unreleased police body camera footage that showed Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer brutalizing protesters.

On January 20, MPD violently attacked hundreds of protesters, journalists, legal observers, and bystanders with chemical and projectile weapons, then kettled more than 200 people before arresting everyone. All of those arrested were charged with felony rioting, followed in April by a...

14:06

Steven..? Grab the cat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

Red wire, blue wire

Im not a big fan of shoot em up fillums, but this one had perhaps one of the best opening sequences Ive seen.

Mel Gibsons psychotic nihilistic side was seldom more in evidence.
Found myself thinking of this scene when pondering the governing arrangement talks going on between New Zealand First and the Labour and National parties this week.

Do I have any great insight? Nothing I havent already shared with the readers of NBR. The fact neither Labour nor National are saying anything about what their policy priorities are, and allowing Winston Peters to look like hes setting the agenda, leads me to think were not going to see a deal emerge out of these talks.

 


14:02

Alibaba to Launch a Robotic Gas Station "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Reminds me of that scene from Back to the Future 2, only in China lol.


Alibaba is gearing up to build a new gas station that is staffed with robotic arms.

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CNN is the Confused Neurotic Network "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When a Muslim gunman attacks and massacres Westerners the media do not call for gun control but for calm as they focus on the possibility of a backlash against the Muslim community. When a non-Muslim gunman attacks and massacres Westerners gun control becomes the medias focus. In America the media are currently focused on Bump stocks []

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14:00

Place Small and Medium Businesses at the Centre of Indias Export Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Overcoming the problems of GST obstacles, a strong rupee and various trade facilitation needs will help our MSMEs occupy the space being vacated by China and other southeast Asian countries.

Medium and small enterprises should be at the centre of the foreign trade policy as they contribute a majority to our exports. Credit: Reuters

Medium and small enterprises should be at the centre of the foreign trade policy as they contribute a majority to our exports. Credit: Reuters

This is the second article in a series examining Indias export slump. Read the first here.  


Indias gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate slowed to 5.7% in the April-June period of 2017-18 from 6.1% in the preceding quarter. This is the lowest in past three years. The main reasons for such slow growth are the lingering impact of demonetisation, de-stocking ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out leading to slow manufacturing, and shrinking exports. Growth r...

14:00

Ecological History of Banni Grasslands Can Be Understood by Paleoecological Clues "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Tropical grasslands and savannas, although very large both on a global scale and in India and quite sensitive to climate change, are surprisingly understudied.

Left: sediment core collection from a dry lake bed in Banni Right: top - fungal spore, middle - snail shells , bottom - charcoal particles observed in the sediment layers. Credit: Anushree A.S.

Left: sediment core collection from a dry lake bed in Banni Right: top: fungal spore, middle: snail shells, bottom: charcoal particles observed in the sediment layers. Credit: Anushree A.S.

Standing in the middle of a dry lake bed, scientists drive a PVC pipe into the mud below, sometimes up to few meters deep, to collect sediment cores. Interspersed between grains of soil, are bits and bobs of preserved biological material. These have assimilated over hundreds and thousands of years and now serve as proxies for the past vegetation, land-use and climate.  An ecological treasure trove of the regions past, one might add.

Using this time-travel technique, researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Mohali and Kolkata have reconstructed the ecological history of Banni a mixed tree-grass (savanna) ecosystem in western India in Gujarat for the last 4600 years. We hoped to understand what led to shaping todays vegetation...

14:00

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For We Are the Shift "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ancient DNA lineage is being awoken in the surface population. Over the past weeks, we have seen advances and setbacks on the collective physical level that are unprecedented. One of the first things I would like to point out, is the absolute undeniable rise in the cryptocurrency market.

Some might look at this as a great way to escape debt slavery and see the potentials in decentralized monetary systems and what they can become, but what most are missing is the MONUMENTAL milestone that the collective consciousness is birthing at this moment.

The Babylonian slave money magic system has kept humanity in a state of *have* and *have not* throughout recorded mainstream history. Despite the fact that "money is the root of all evil", humanity has never once been able to escape from it.



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13:57

Two offences I'd like us to discuss today - first up perjury "IndyWatch Feed National"

I'd like to open a couple of discussions on criminal offences today in the context of the new Slater and Gordon/Wilson revelations. The two offences I'd propose we look at are perjury and concealing a serious indictable offence. First a backgrounder on each crime - then I'll post what I...

13:56

Charlottesville Victim of Neo-Nazi Beating Charged With Assault -- No Kidding! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

African-American school teacher DeAndre Harris, victim of a beating by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, has been charged with assaulting the white supremacists who beat him with boards, iron rods, and brass knuckles.

13:56

Dialogue key to sustaining Nigerias unity Kila "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Director of the Centre for International and Advanced Professional Studies, Prof. Anthony Kila, in this interview, speaks on Nigerias 57th independence anniversary and the calls for restructuring of Nigeria, among other issues. TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE reports. What is your assessment of Nigeria at 57? We are in a state in which we have done something and a lot need to be done. Generally, if you think about where we started from, the expectations and where we are today, it is not a good place because when we started as a country,...

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13:50

Where the S&P Will Be on March 31, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Where the S&P Will Be on March 31, 2018 by BY Brian Maher Daily Reckoning Where will the S&P be in six months? Today we don the prophets motley snatch a glimpse of the future and reveal exactly where...

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13:49

Protest Song Of The Week: Black Is by The Last Poets "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The NFL commissioner and owners of NFL teams are moving at this hour to restrict and clamp down on football players, who are predominantly black, so they do not protest during the national anthem. This is happening as former coaches like Mike Ditka babble on about not knowing of any oppression in the past 100 years, a brazenly flippant and racist display of willful ignorance.

If only these mostly rich white men could be put on a plane and transported to the Soul Of a Nation exhibit in London to be exposed to art that depicts the American struggle against racism. If only they were made to listen to music that fueled and was inspired by the civil rights movement.

There actually happens to be an NFL game in London on October 22the day the exhibit closes. Wouldnt it be a memorable conclusion if several NFL owners passed through on the final day for a needed education on what it means to be black?

Since the world is unlikely to witness a field trip by NFL owners to an art exhibit celebrating black power, perhaps, we all could encourage them to get a bit of an education from The Last Poets political rap, Black Is from 1971. It is one of a selection of tracks curators of the exhibit featured.

Written by Umar Bin Hassan, the lyrics are a whirlwind of statements on blackness defined by oppression, a desire for liberation, and the universal spirit at the core of all human beings.

Black is a thousand black faces writhing and a million white faces asking, Oh my God, what do they want? may be one of the most appropriate statements for the moment. It is literally what millions of white Americans are doing as they refuse to listen and wrongly insist black players are protesting the flag.

Black is the beginning and end of white / Black is that which was first / Until white stole it, raped it, and imitated / But it then gained a true self and got blacker / And blacker and blacker and blacked out all whiteness.

Hassans lyrics speak of the aspiration to rise above oppression. Black is having a goal for your life / Put more meaning into everything you do / More meaning and loving, eating and living / And there will be more meaning in you / Which means everything.

That is what most of the black players in the NFL ever wanted. Their career in the NFL was a ladder to a life with more meaning, with more love, with more nourishment, and that meant everything. It is what white people, and most importantly, rich white people take for granted each day.

But listen to their words and it becomes clear their expression represents a refusal to abandon and leave behind friends and family, who have not been fortunate eno...

13:49

NYPD Cop Arrested for Raping Girl Younger than 16 Years Old "IndyWatch Feed War"

Less than a month after two NYPD cops were accused of raping a handcuffed teenager, claiming it was consensual, another NYPD cop was arrested for raping another teenage female.

But this cop video recorded his acts, which is why he is now facing 15 years in prison.

And this girl is under 16 years old while last months female victim is 18.

In fact, Raul Olmeda created so much evidence against himself that prosecutors are charging him with 67 counts of sex-related crimes.

Olmeda, 40, had already been stripped of his badge and gun and placed on desk duty six months ago while internal affairs investigated him for tax fraud, according to the New York Daily News,  who reported the girl was a prostitute.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Olmeda has a 32-year-old fiance who has a brain tumor.

 

Neither she nor his family were in court as he pleaded not guilty.

 

Olmeda is due back in court Monday for a hearing because a man who offered to bail him out was identified as a co-conspirator in the tax investigation.

 

Sources said Olmeda is believed to have filed a number of bogus tax returns and pocketed more than $200,000. The hearing is to determine if the bail money was not earned illegally.

The other two cops accused of raping a handcuffed woman whom they detained for drugs have also been placed on desk duty as they stick to their story that it was all consensual.

But it is impossible for a handcuffed woman to consent to sex with two cops in exchange for them not arresting her.

That is coercion. Intimidation. And rape. Even if they did not video record the act where it is now their word against her word.

But the New York City Police Department claims it is still investigating the incident, even though its been nearly a month.

The cops, Richard Hall and Edward Martins, detained the woman who goes by Anna Chambers on social media after pulling a car over with her and two male friends on September 15.

The cops released the men, but took her into custody, ordering her into a van where they forced her to perform oral sex on both of them. One of them also raped her.

The cops then released her where a friend found her wandering the streets, who then drove her to her mothers house, who, i...

13:48

Investigation Shows Trump Transition Ignored Ethics Officials and Refused to Cooperate with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It is outrageous that President Trumps transition team and Vice President Pences office in the White House refused to even speak to the nonpartisan auditors at GAO about they spent taxpayer funds during the transition, said Ranking Member Cummings. Their refusal to cooperate with GAO fits the unfortunate pattern we have seen from this White House of secrecy and a lack of accountability. (Oct. 10, 2017)

Investigation Shows Trump Transition Ignored Ethics Officials and Refused to Cooperate with GAO Oct 10, 2017 Press Release
Investigation Shows Trump Transition Ignored Ethics Officials and Refused to Cooperate with GAO

Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation Addressing Lack of Ethics Compliance Laws Governing Presidential Transitions

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13:46

Mutual funds: Need to boost public awareness "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The growing interest and investments in Mutual Funds calls for more awareness campaign. CHRIS UGWU writes One of the major challenges that face new entrants in the field of investment is the trepidation of taking the wrong step in the choice of securities. A beginner usually buys one or two stocks and expects to make huge profit he has been made to believe comes from stock market investment. Often, short-term disappointments happen in place of the profits expected. This leaves the beginner agonising over such investments, regretting he has not...

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13:45

Service Chiefs meet Buhari in Aso Rock, shun press "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the nations security chiefs behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is a routine weekly gathering where the President receives update on the state of nations especially as it affects security across the country. The Service Chiefs who attended the closed door meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique, as well as the...

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13:45

Leading Tech Companies Help Extremist Sites Monetise Hate "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Donations and the ability to accept them online through PayPal and similar companies are a lifeline for sites like Jihad Watch.

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump and in support of Muslims residents in downtown Hamtramck, Michigan, U.S. on November 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump and in support of Muslims residents in downtown Hamtramck, Michigan, U.S. on November 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Because of its extreme hostility toward Muslims, the website Jihadwatch.org is considered an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The views of the sites director, Robert Spencer, on Islam led the British Home Office to ban him from entering the country in 2013.

But its designation as a hate site hasnt stopp...

13:44

Fadeyi bridge comes alive again "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The infrastructural development going on in Lagos by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration is of no doubt a rekindled hope for the residents. Most of them are hoping that their sufferings would end soon. As part of its mission, the current administration is not resting on his oars as it is committed to constructing more bridges to ease the traffic congestion in the state. The new look of Fadeyi Bridge which had been in a deplorable state for years, due to neglect, has not only added value to the aesthetic...

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13:44

Doom for 500 shop owners at Ogba Retail Market "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  In an effort to redevelop the Ogba Retail market to a three-storey ultra-modern shopping centre, hundreds of shop owners at the market were marked for demolition. According to most of the shop owners, officials of Ojodu LCDA carried out the demolition. The Ogba Retail Market, under Ojodu Local Council Development Area, Ogba, which had more than 500 shops and hundreds of kick-klamp, is set to be rebuilt to a multipurpose shopping complex. Already, in preparation, retailers have been asked to relocate their businesses, and alternatives considered expensive by the...

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13:44

Flood as their burden "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Since the beginning of the rainy season, Lagosians now live in constant anxiety whenever the clouds darken, signalling heavy rain, which means another date with flood. OKI SAMSON reports   The constant flooding in Lagos has become a source of concern to residents and the government of the state, as every time it floods, the damage in its wake is usually an ugly sight. Residents of coastal areas and communities, without proper drainage system are the usual common victims of this mostly menace that has claimed lives and properties. Several...

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13:44

On the Showdown between Spain and Catalunya: Facing Two Bad Options, Choose the Third "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post On the Showdown between Spain and Catalunya: Facing Two Bad Options, Choose the Third appeared first on It's Going Down.

The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, played for time today, suspending the declaration of independence mandated by the referendum in order to continue negotiations with the central government of Spain, the European Union, andpresumablyhardliners in his camp who desire to proclaim Catalan independence unilaterally. As these two sides face off, jockeying for position on the world stage, how should we relate to this conflict? Weve translated another text from anarchists on the Iberian peninsula addressing this question.

On the Spanish side, we see old-fashioned brute force covered with the usual thin veneer of legalism. When the Spanish minister of the economy says This is about a rebellion against the rule of law, and the rule of law is the foundation of coexistence, he is issuing the sort of veiled threat that emperors have always used to keep their vassals in check. The police and military forces converging in Catalunya are not an exception, but the rule on which this rule of law is based; there would be no Spain if not for the sort of violencewith which Spain tried to block the referendum, and no other states either.

This explains the fascist flags and Nazi salutes in Madrid, and the spokesperson for the ruling party in Spain suggesting that Puigdemont may end up like the last Catalan President to declare independence, who was murdered by a fascist firing squad with the assistance of Nazi Germany. When democracy does not serve to legitimize the state but threatens to split it asunder, partisans of pure, unmediated violence will always come to the fore within the ruling party.

On the Catalan side, we see a large number of...

13:43

IMF: Nigeria to sustain growth by 1.9% in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

says economic progress remains fragile Fund puts World growth at 3.7%   Nigerians economy will grow by 1.9 per cent, while that of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the world would rise by 3.4 per cent and 3.7 per cent respectively; the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected. The Division Chief research Department, IMF, Oya Calesun, said this yesterday while briefing journalists on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) released at the ongoing IMF/World Bank Annual meetings in Washington DC. Specifically, he said Nigerias growth this year was projected at 0.8 per...

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13:43

Study: Greens Have a Fat Carbon Footprint "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Willie Soon a group of Cambridge Conservation Scientists have discovered that greens enjoy the same carbon belching perks as the rest of us, and rarely purchase carbon offsets or make other personal sacrifices such as reducing meat consumption. Conservationists take nine flights a year, despite knowing danger to

13:42

Maganomics Pruitt at The Plate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trumps MAGAnomic Main Street policy initiatives surround a very basic set of principles.  To add wealth to the middle class you: A.) increase wages, and B.) lower the cost of living. Increasing wages is the long-term economic outcome from Continue reading

13:41

Kachikwu, Baru bury differences, reunite "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The lingering feud between Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, was set aside yesterday as the duo united in discussing opportunities in the sector. The occasion was the ongoing Nigeria Economic Summit (NES) holding at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. Kachikwu and Baru met at the Energy Policy Committee breakout session. While Baru was leading discussion at oil and gas session, the minister walked in. As soon as Kachikwu entered the hall, Baru stood,...

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13:41

Buhari seeks Senates approval for $5.5bn loan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

to fund budget deficit, Mambilla, Abuja airport, rail, road projects President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, asked the Senate to grant him approval to secure external borrowing of $5.5 billion, to fund the deficit in 2017 budget. The request was contained in a letter read by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki on the floor of the parliament during plenary session. Buhari, however, stated that the terms and conditions of the loan being sought was not known, but could only be determined at the point of issuance of finalisation based...

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13:39

4 Land Leases for West New Britain "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

West New Britain has received a land title and three state leases for the province.

The land leases secured are for the building of the new Caritas Girls Technical school campus in the province, the building of sporting infrastructure near the new stadium, a culture centre and a jetty and fish processing facility.

Governor Sasindra Muthuvel, when receiving the leases, said he was happy with the leases, adding that the acquiring of the leases would go a long way in securing economic empowerment for the people of the province.

Lands and Physical Planning Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, said the securing of the titles is long overdue.

Public land should be secured for public purpose. These land titles will assist the province of West New Britain, Mr Tkatchenko said.

Give the land where it rightfully belongs and utilise it for the people of PNG.

In West New Britain, big parcels of land, and especially for the PNG Games, big internationally accredited stadiums have been built.

And it gives me great pleasure in giving the state lease for the sporting stadium and all its surrounding stadiums.

The State lease and title for the cultural centre that has been set up for 30 years, and the lease comes under the WNB government, securing the land to be further developed.

The jetty and fish processing facility are important for starting up business activities under the provincial government. Under the provincial government, that land will see economic empowerment to the people, Mr Tkatchenko said.

Mr Muthuvel said the land given to the WNB people belongs to the people and will be developed for future use.

Source: sasimuthuvel.com October 10, 2017


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13:37

It Begins: University Adopts Three-Strike Policy to Quash Protest Violators Can Be Expelled "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the latest postcard from the edge of eroding constitutional rights, protesting could mean suspension and expulsion for students at the University of Wisconsin; but, this draconian move adopted unironically in the name of free speech may soon also be law statewide.

The Board of Regents adopted the language on a voice vote during a meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, reports the Associated Press. The policy states that students found to have twice engaged in violence or other disorderly conduct that disrupts others free speech would be suspended. Students found to have disrupted others free expression three times would be expelled.

Beyond the Freedom Is Slavery, Orwellian justification for the universitys new protest expulsion policy, its overly broad terminology leaves open to interpretation by potential accusers and disciplinarians, alike, what qualifies as behavior that materially and substantially disrupts an event.

Again, the policy mirrors legislation worming its way through the Wisconsin Legislature threatening the rights of anyone with an opinion or a grievance and the will to demonstrate because of it.

Perhaps the most important thing we can do as a university is to teach students how to engage and listen to those with whom they differ, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the schools Board of Regents. If we dont show students how to do this, who will? Without civil discourse and a willingness to listen and engage with different voices, all we are doing is reinforcing our existing values.

Citing the need to provide equivalent platforms for speakers from all viewpoints including any who tout generally contentious ideologies the regents voted to codify punishment for disruptive protest in an effort to crack down on shouting intended to drown out, and ultimately stifle, controversial speakers.

In June, the Wisconsin Assembly passed legislation upon which the schools was modeled, and although the Senate has yet to act on the matter Republi...

13:36

Russia-gate Jumps the Shark "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | October 10, 2017 A key distinction between propaganda and journalism is that manipulative propaganda relies on exaggeration and deceit while honest journalism provides context and perspective. But what happens when the major news outlets of the worlds superpower become simply conveyor belts for warmongering propaganda? That is a []

13:30

Peter Schiff Debates Abolishing Minimum Wage at Yale Political Union (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Peter Schiff Debates Abolishing Minimum Wage at Yale Political Union Video Peter Schiff TDC Note When I was a kid we had little red-haired girls. Today we have semi-grown pink-haired girls/women/non-binary humanoid/humans/things/it/people/whatever. Video Source

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13:30

Neglected, Starved and Sold: The Uncertain Future of Indias Public Transport "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Like every crisis, the one at Elphinstone Road will also be used to delegitimise our public institutions and processes, and attack the very conception of public goods.

Facilitation of private transport has become active policy in Indian cities. Credit: garghe/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Facilitation of private transport has become active policy in Indian cities. Credit: garghe/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In recent decades, we have come to adopt a new attitude to city-making. It involves ignoring many important little things in pursuit of some worthless grand ones, naturalising scandalous urban inequities and acting in ways that undermine our own future.

Mumbai reacted with horror to the stampede at Elphinstone Road recently. The search for deeper roots of the tragedy takes us to the rapid transformation of Mumbais industrial heartland into highly concentrated and intensive commercial developments, that have significantly altered public transport use. It also takes us to the systematic neglect and degradation of urban public transport: as physical infrastructure, as a functional system and as a social institution.

Each day 53,720 private vehicles...

13:30

Jan Gan Man Ki Baat Episode 132: Jay Amit Shah and Ban on Sale of Firecrackers "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Vinod Dua compares the political reactions to Robert Vadras corruption scandal and Jay Amit Shahs remarkable business growth, and discusses the Supreme Courts ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR.

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13:30

Like inventor no longer likes being liked "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

[] The founder of Facebooks iconic like button says apps, notifications and social media are as addictive as heroin and hes removed them from his life. Software engineer Justin Rosenstein developed the like feature for the social media site as a way of rating the popularity of peoples posts. Rosenstein said a decade later he []

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13:25

Business Development Manager "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In this role, you will be responsible for growing our Climate Action business with a focus on carbon offsetting, renewable energy solutions and sustainability advisory for Colombian companies. You will identify and assess new business opportunities to strengthen South Pole Group's (SPG) leading market position.

13:24

Senior Consultant (Mechanical / Electrical / Green Building) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We are looking for professionals with experience in the Green Building (or other building-related) field to join our team.

13:24

N25bn ETF: Ambode decries discrimination of age, education "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Assembly steps down govs budget request Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday fumed at some officials for using age and education as criteria to determine those who to benefit from the N25billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF) introduced by his administration. He, however, vowed to decisively deal with any governments official behind such plot to disenfranchise Lagosians from the N25 billion ETFs scheme. Ambode said this at the 4th Quarterly Town Hall meeting, held at Ogudu area of the state. According to him, the employment trust fund which was initiated...

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13:22

Ajimobi: I wont depose Olubadan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has declared that even though he had enough reasons to depose Olubadan to Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, he would not do the bidding of politicians to depose him. The governor, however, confirmed that although the Olubadan had in recent times done so many wrong things unfit of a traditional ruler, he would not tamper with his throne. Ajimobi, who spoke to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari explained that his decision to refrain from wielding the big stick...

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13:22

Homeowner Accused of Recording Airbnb Bedroom With Camera Hidden in Smoke Alarm "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A homeowner in Longboat Key, Florida has been accused of secretly recording Airbnb guests with a camera hidden in a smoke alarm:

A tiny black dot on the Longboat Key bedroom smoke detector was enough to alert an Indiana couple that something was wrong. Sure enough, when the couple got a closer look, what appeared to be a smoke detector was actually a camera pointing directly at the bed, according to ABC Action News.

Derek Starnes, in a call to ABC Action News, said he and his wife were "freaked out" by the incident. Starnes explained he saw a black hole on the smoke detector and took it down. That's when he found a camera recording onto an SD card and called the police. [...] "We seized a lot of computer storage data devices, hard drives, computers, laptops SD cards anything that would store data," Lt. Bob Bourque told ABC Action News. "We don't know if there are local victims someone who may have been dating him or a companion that doesn't realize they are being videotaped, and then we have the other side of who he rented to through Airbnb."

[...] [The homeowner Wayne] Natt told police in a statement that it was for sex parties he hosted at the home, ABC Action News reported. Natt told police the cameras were for his personal use and not on when guests are in the home, but police told WFLA the cameras can be operated remotely. Police also found several videos, including one of the Indiana couple. "He says that everyone videoed had knowledge he was videoing them," Bourque told ABC Action News. What we said to that was... if people are consenting to recording sexual activity why is it hidden in a smoke alarm? He said it was for recording sexual activity."

Bourque told reporters Natt's Airbnb account has been active for two years.

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13:19

Boko Haram: Courts remand 200 in custody "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The four special courts set up by the acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, yesterday ordered the detention of about 200 suspects in Kainji detention facility pending the determination of suit against them. The Federal Government came up with an initiative on the quick dispensation of Boko Haram cases in line with his effort to ensure expeditious disposition of the cases and the decongestion of prisons in the country. According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Attorney General...

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13:18

Mary Sean Young teleprompter "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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13:14

Ruling the global economy through taxation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Title: A Review of Effective Tax Regime in Nigeria Author: Tunde Ogunsakin Publisher: Xlibris Number of pages: 141 Of a truth, one area that Nigerian government has not been able to explore as a means of survivor is its tax regime and administration. Again, one area where the public needs a lot of enlightenment is tax management and its dividends. What is tax? Who should pay tax? How can government agents effectively prevail over tax evaders? All these and more have found plausible responses in this review. The book, A...

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13:14

2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is Out! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar is Out! appeared first on It's Going Down.

We are happy to announce that the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar is back from the printer and is available for purchase. Here is how you can do this:

  • Buy single copies (up to 9 copies) at http://www.leftwingbooks.net/certaindays  for $15 plus shipping or soon, from AKPress.org
  • Buy bulk copies (10 or more) at http://www.certaindays.org/?q=order for $10 each plus shipping.
  • You can also buy copies for prisoners for only $8 postage paid. Email us about how best to do this venmo, cash app, paypal etc.

Like in years past, you can buy the calendars in quantities of 10 or more at wholesale price and sell them for more, keeping the difference for your organization, campaign or infoshop. Your group can buy 10 or more copies for the rate of $10 each and then sell them for $15, keeping the difference for your organization. Many campaigns, infoshops and projects do this as a way of raising funds and spreading awareness about political prisoners.

We think you will love this years calendar as its one of our best yet. This years theme is Awakening Resistance, and features art and writings by Jesus Barraza, Fight Toxic Prisons, Serena Tang, Andrea Ritchie, Roger Peet, Sophia Dawson, Rasmea Support Committee, EE Vera, Herman Bell, Fernando Marti, Alexandra Valiente, Billie Belo, Arlene Gallone Support Committee, Marius Mason, David Gilbert, UB Topia, April Rosenblum, Design Action Collective, Sundiata Acoli, Crimethinc, Annie Banks, Mutope Duguma, Xinachtli, Zola and more.

The proceeds from Certain Days 2018 will be divided among these groups: Addameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) and other groups in need. Any questions can be sent to info@certaindays.org
The beautiful cover art attached is by Fernando Mart.

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13:14

El-Rufai: Therere imbalances in present structure "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was right to declare that the National Assembly was the only organ of government to restructure the nation. That was even as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on true federalism and Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, admitted that there were imbalances in the current federal arrangement in the country. Both made these declarations yesterday when El-Rufai led members of the committee on a courtesy call on the leadership of...

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13:13

Agitations: Reps move to foster nations unity "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

PHILIP NYAM reports on the 16-member ad hoc committee recently constituted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, to revisit the issue of devolution of powers in the interest of the unity of Nigeria   Upon resumption from annual recess on September 26, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, constituted a special ad hoc committee on the need to strengthen the unity of Nigeria. The committee is to go round Nigeria and interact with the people and make appropriate recommendations to the House on...

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13:12

Bannon on GOP establishment: "We're coming after all of them and we're going to win" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last night on the Sean Hannity show, Breitbart executive chairman and former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon doubled down on his previously announced "war on the Republican establishment" vowing to, among other things, "challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz" in the upcoming mid-term election cycle. 100%. We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the president of the United States, and that's the agenda we know that backs the working men and women... Karl Rove, Steven Law, these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore. It's a new game in town. We are going to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell's biggest asset is the money. We're going to make it the biggest liability. We're going after these guys tooth and nail. They have to understand. There's a basic agenda that President Trump ran on and won. He carried states that Republicans haven't carried in living memory -- Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. This agenda works. The American people voted for it. It's their responsibility. There's a coalition coming together. It's going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz. Whether it's Utah, Wyoming, whether it's in Oregon. These names are all going to come out in the next several weeks.

13:11

NCDC: Cholera kills 184 persons in eight states "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

No fewer than 184 persons have died from an outbreak of cholera in eight states across the country this year, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Ms. Nanpring Williams, the Surveillance Focal Person of NCDC, said this at the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector Meeting, organised by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources in Abuja yesterday. She said that the affected states were Zamfara, Kwara, Borno, Lagos, Oyo, Kebbi, Kaduna and Kano. Williams said that the National Cholera Situation Report indicated that there were 8,241 suspected...

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13:11

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nasa: We're Stepping Up Street Demonstrations Across Kenya
TUESDAY OCTOBER 10 2017
 Kenya Daily Nation
   
Nasa supporters demonstrate in the streets of Homa Bay town on October 9, 2017. The opposition has vowed to step up the protests. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary
The opposition wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission reformed, and its CEO Ezra Chiloba and 10 other officials accused of bungling August 8 poll shown the door.

By COLLINS OMULO

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has vowed to carry on with demos to push for electoral reforms even after Raila Odinga pulled out of the October 26 repeat poll.

Siaya County Senator James Orengo, who has been leading the protests in Nairobi, on Tuesday said the demons would be intensified across the country.

IEBC

We expect demonstrations all over the country tomorrow (Wednesday), from Mandera to Luanda, to Lamu as earlier scheduled, Mr Orengo said at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi, moments after Mr Odinga quit the race.

He said Nasa Parliamentary Group would hold a meeting with the "People of Kenya" at Uhuru Park where they would proceed to read their resolutions before leading the demonstrators to the IEBC headquarters at Anniversary Towers.

(We will) march to Haile Selassie Avenue, Moi Avenue, and Kenyatta Avenue before coming back to Uhuru Park and then marching to the IEBC offices, he said.

Mr senator, who lead Mr Odinga's petition at the Supreme Court, said the basis for the street demonstrations would still be on no reforms, no elections call.

TECH

The anti-IEBC demos are now in their second week.

The opposition wants the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission reformed, and its CEO Ezra Chiloba and 10 other officials accused of bungling August 8 poll shown the door.

Mr Odingas camp is also pushing for system changes at the commission, including the dropping of Dubai-based ballots printer Al Ghurair and technology supplier OT-Morpho of France.

13:11

World Cup: No automatic shirts for Eagles "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has warned his players that no one is guaranteed an automatic shirt in the team to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The German is delighted to have qualified the team to the Mundial and has said he wanted to put together a squad that can go far in Russia next year. He wants the current stars in the Nigerian national team to emulate the great footballers that had played under him in the past. Players in the mould of Zinadine Zidane, Thiery Henry...

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13:11

Ortom: Ive failed Benue workers over unpaid salaries "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday admitted that his administration had failed in its promise to live up to its responsibilities in the area of payment of workers salaries. The governor spoke in Makurdi while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after a three-hour meeting with the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Ayuba Wabba, who was in the state to mediate in the ongoing strike embarked upon by workers over unpaid salaries. The meeting, however, failed to meet its expectations as both Wabba and Ortom refused...

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13:10

Indian Gold Demand Up in September Even With Tax Rule "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Indian Gold Demand Up in September Even With Tax Rule from Schiff Gold After nearly tripling in August, demand for gold in India remained strong last month, despite a tax rule that put a damper on high-dollar jewelry purchases. Gold demand...

The post Indian Gold Demand Up in September Even With Tax Rule appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:09

At least 23 killed as floods and landslides hit China, 2.8 million affected "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At least 23 people have been killed since October 1, 2017 in six Chinese provinces after two waves of heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds caused floods and landslides. According to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs, the storms caused widespread damage in...... Read more

Tropical Storm "Ophelia" to become a hurricane as it heads toward Azores "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical Storm "Ophelia" formed west-southwest of the Azores islands around 09:00 UTC on October 9, 2017 as the 15th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is now getting better organized and is expected to strengthen into a...... Read more

Old and busted: Code Execution in Excel via CSV-Import.New ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Old and busted: Code Execution in Excel via CSV-Import.

New hotness: Code Execution in MS Word ohne Makros und ohne Memory Corruption. Per DDE!

Aber keine Sorge, das ist kein Bug. Das soll so.

Ihr verfolgt sicher auch den Katalonien-Konflikt gerade. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ihr verfolgt sicher auch den Katalonien-Konflikt gerade. Aktuelle Lage ist, dass Katalonien erstmal nicht die Unabhngigkeit ausrufen und erstmal reden will.

Das ist glaube ich ein guter Zeitpunkt, sich mal unaufgeregt in Ruhe mit dem Problem zu beschftigen. Ich empfehle dazu diese Erluterungen von Hans-Ingo Radatz. Es stellt sich nmlich raus, dass diese Lnderfinanzausgleich-Geschichte gar nicht, wie viele Beobachter (inklusive meiner Wenigkeit) spontan angenommen haben, der Kern der Problematik ist, sondern eher so ein "das sollten wir bei der Gelegenheit auch gleich mal klren"-Ding. Und dass der Verhandlungstisch keine so attraktive Option ist, wie man als Beobachter annehmen knnte, der verpennt hat, dass die da seit Jahren verhandelt haben. Ergebnis:

Diese Vorschlge lassen sich als eine hypothetische Ausformulierung dessen lesen, was besonnene Kommentatoren der katalanischen Seite als Alternative zu ihrem Unabhngigkeitskurs vorzuschlagen scheinen. Das Problem dabei ist nun, dass all diese Verhandlungen lngst stattgefunden haben und gescheitert sind.
Es gab erfolgreiche Verhandlungen und die Sache war schon so gut wie vom Tisch.
All diese Initiativen sind mittlerweile am Widerstand Rajoys und seiner Partei gescheitert. Es ist zudem offensichtlich, dass dieses Scheitern kein Zwischenergebnis ist, ber das noch nachverhandelt werden knnte, denn die Argumente des spanischen Ministerprsidenten erlauben keine Dialektik. Seine rotunde Zurckweisung der katalanischen Forderungen begrndet Rajoy damit, dass Spanien eben keine nacin de naciones sei; vielmehr gebe es nur eine Nation, die spanische!
Der Prsident stellt sich quer. Es sind nicht die unnachgiebigen, rebellischen Katalanen, die hier das Problem sind, sondern die unnachgiebige Repressionspolitik des Prsidenten.
Die Forderungen Barcelonas bezeichnet Rajoy als katalanische Provokation. Das reformierte Autonomiestatut von 2006 brachte er mithilfe des politisierten Verfassungsgerichts in allen relevanten Punkten zu Fall.
Tsja.

Bug des Tages: Der S/MIME-Support von Outlook schickt ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bug des Tages: Der S/MIME-Support von Outlook schickt neben der verschlsselten Mail auch den Plaintext nochmal mit.

We knew something was seriously wrong when we noticed that the contents of S/MIME encrypted mails were shown in Outlook Web Access (OWA).
Ach komm, sei doch nicht ppstlicher als der Papst, Fefe! Die haben das doch verschlsselt! Nur haben sie es auch unverschlsselt mitgeschickt! Das ist doch ein toller Service! Falls der Private Key verlorengegangen ist oder so!
We observed this vulnerability only triggers with mails that are formatted in Plain Text. Microsoft confirmed this observation.
Plain Text ist hier im Sinne von "ASCII statt HTML" gemeint, nicht im Krypto-Sinne. Aber hey, das wird die Verwechslung sein. "Wieso, da steht doch Plain Text? Also schicken wir Plain Text!"

Oder so.

Was ist eigentlich an der Volatilitt der Brsen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Was ist eigentlich an der Volatilitt der Brsen schuld?

Na Testosteron!

Ach komm, das bisschen Unkrautvernichter im Speiseeis, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Ach komm, das bisschen Unkrautvernichter im Speiseeis, das ist doch total harmlos!1!!

Der Hersteller Unilever betonte, die nachgewiesenen Glyphosatspuren lgen deutlich unter allen Grenzwerten, die in den Vereinigten Staaten und Europa glten.
Seht ihr? Alles vllig harmlos!

Wenn jetzt wider Erwarten jemand von euch doch lieber keinen Unkrautvernichter im Speiseeis haben will:

Parallel getestete Bio-Eiscreme habe kein Glyphosat enthalten, sagte er.

Die Macht in der Mitte "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Einen flammenden Appell zur Zerschlagung der europischen Nationalstaaten hat anlsslich des Sezessionskonflikts in Katalonien das Onlineportal der Wochenzeitung Die Zeit publiziert. Die Autorin des Appells, Ulrike Gurot, wirbt seit geraumer Zeit dafr, "der Nationalstaat" msse in Europa "verschwinden". An seine Stelle sollten Regionen mit einer jeweils "eigenen Identitt" treten, die sich "ethnisch" definieren lasse. Als Beispiele fhrt Gurot Gebiete mit stark separatistischen Tendenzen wie Flandern oder Tirol an. Die Autorin stellt sich selbst in die Tradition "europischer Fderalisten" der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszeit, die damals - unter Anleitung westlicher Geheimdienste - den Aufbau eines warendurchlssigen europischen Wirtschaftsraums in klarer Frontstellung zu den sozialistischen Staaten Osteuropas konzipierten. Regionalistische Plne gefrdert hat in den frhen 1980er Jahren etwa auch Wolfgang Schuble, damals als Prsident einer Arbeitsgemeinschaft Europischer Grenzregionen, die - inspiriert von vormaligen NS-Funktionren - die "nationalstaatliche Sperrwirkung" von Grenzen im Interesse groer Konzerne kritisierte. Aktuelle Wirtschaftsgrafiken lassen erahnen, welche Gebiete der EU im Falle einer Regionalisierung zum strksten Machtblock des Kontinents wrden: der Sden und die Mitte Deutschlands und angrenzende Gebiete von Flandern bis Norditalien.

13:06

Portland, OR: Anti-Colonial Posters Pasted Up "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Portland, OR: Anti-Colonial Posters Pasted Up appeared first on It's Going Down.

Inspired by a desire to take act in solidarity with anti-Columbus Day actions everywhere, some folks in Portland, Oregon created and wheatpasted anti-colonial and anti-police posters around town.

#FuckColumbusDay

#DestroyColonialism

ACAB

13:06

Venezuela Commemorates 50 Years Since Assassination of Che Guevara "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuela's Foreign Ministry released an official statement Monday, commemorating the assassination of Argentine revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara. 

13:03

NYPD says Harvey Weinstein evidence was presented to Manhattan DA "IndyWatch Feed World"

It appears that the first casualty of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, may be none other than the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. According to an explosive new article published by the New Yorker on Tuesday, Vance had evidence of Weinstein's sexually predatory behavior toward a woman, but didn't pursue the case. The story describes how model and former Miss Italy contestant Ambra Battilana Gutierrez accepted a meeting with Weinstein in March 2015. During the meeting, she told New Yorker that Weinstein groped her breasts and put his hands up her skirt. After the encounter, Gutierrez went to the New York Police Department, which counseled her to wear a wire and meet with Weinstein the next day at his hotel. The New Yorker published the recorded audio of their exchange.

13:02

Nigerian youths can access loan with academic certificates CBN "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed that youths venturing into various Small and Medium Enterprise(SME) in the country, can now access micro finance loans up to N3million from banks with their academic certificates as collateral. The CBN disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, through its Director of Development Finances, Dr. Mudashiru Olaitan, at the third All Civil Society Na tional Economic Summit, organised by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups. According to him, young entrepreneurs can also access bank loans using their jewelleries and other moveable assets as collateral,...

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13:00

The Newness of Awareness "IndyWatch Feed World"

Today, lets talk about overlays, how they work, what they are, how they energetically keep us trapped in a never ending loop cycle in our relationships; romantic and platonic.

Ready? Here we go!

First just some personal perspective

What I have been noticing is that when there are old unhealed wounds inside of our emotional bodies, we tend to project an overlay, a template for our wounding cycles and patterns onto those closest to us.

If we are in a healing cycle, this overlay tactic will not be fully launched until we have first made ourselves vulnerable then experienced a real or perceived wounding.


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13:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ferryman at the Wall from MEL Films on Vimeo.

The post Mental Health Break appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

13:00

Experts seek ways to mitigate environmental impacts of infrastructure boom in Asia Pacific "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

More than 22 million kilometers of new roads are projected to be built in highly biodiverse tropical and developing countries by 2050.

Cleaning up a Low-Cost Buck-Boost Supply "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cheap DC-DC converters have been a boon on the hobbyist bench for a while now, but they can wreak havoc with sensitive circuits if youre not careful. The problem: noise generated by the switch-mode supply buried within them. Is there anything you can do about the noise?

As it turns out, yes there is, and [Shahriar] at The Signal Path walks us through a basic circuit to reduce noise from DC-DC converters. The module under the knife is a popular buck-boost converter with a wide input range, 0-32 VDC output at up to 5 amps, and a fancy controller with an LCD display. But putting the stock $32 supply on a scope reveals tons of harmonics across a 1 MHz band and overall ripple of about 66 mV. But a simple voltage follower built from a power op-amp and a Zener diode does a great job of reducing the spikes and halving the ripple. The circuit is just a prototype and is meant more as a proof of principle and launching point for further development, and as such its far from perfect. The main downside is the four-volt offset from the input voltage; theres also a broad smear of noise at the high end of the spectrum that persists even with the circuit in place. Centered around 900 MHz as it is, we suspect a cell signal of some sort is getting in.

If you havent checked out the videos at The Signal Path, you really should. [Shahriar] really has a knack for explaining advanced topics in RF engineering, and has a bench to die for. Weve covered quite a few of his projects before, from salvaging a $2700 spectrum analyzer to multiplexing fiber optic transmissions.


Filed under: misc hacks

12:56

The GGEF 5th Annual Conference 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The GGEF 5th Annual Conference themed "Belt and Road Initiative - The New Asian Model of Sustainability" will be held on November 03, 2017 (Friday) at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.

12:54

[Italy] Anarchist comrades Billy, Costa and Silvia have trial process ended "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fight against biotech does no stops, solidarity and complicity

received 10/10/17
A few days ago the trial court in Turin held a hearing of the trial going on in the Italian state against eco-anarchist comrades Billy, Costa and Silvia. The Supreme Court confirmed the non-procedural default of jurisdiction, as already decided at first instance and in appeal, for the principle of not being able to process twice a defendant for the same act. It then closes once and for all, with this definitive decision, their affair in the state courts.

Solidarity to the comrades Fire to IBM and the techno-prison world

in italian via CNA italia, portuguese

12:54

Harmonisation & machine readable EPDsTop news and global trends "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Environmental Product Declarations or EPDs are becoming more mainstream. Since 2016 they are growing exponentially and cover a wider range of sectors, beyond construction materials.

12:54

My Interview on Huffington Post "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last week someone interviewed me on Huffington Post. This is a copy of the interview.

Welcome, Peter, and thanks for your time! Can you please share something about yourself?

Thanks for inviting me here! I only have 15-20 mins today and I apologize for my rushed answers.

I'm an expert hacker, writer and all around good guy. I love building businesses, monetizing HTTP requests and getting things done. My latest business is Browserling, a cross-browser testing service.

What do you mean by monetizing HTTP requests?

Hah! I mean when you access a web page your browser makes a request to that page. It's called a HTTP request. I like spending days and weeks on-end thinking and optimizing how to turn those into paying customers.

Tell me more about Browserling and how did you start it?

Browserling lets people quickly test their websites in all the web browsers on all the platforms. Every browser works a little bit differently on every platform. To make great websites you've got to test them in a bunch of browsers to make sure your websites work great everywhere. We solve this problem. We provide quick access to all the browsers. You can just go to Browserling's website and get any browser in a few seconds.

I started it in 2011 with my friend James Halliday (also known as substack). We built tech that lets users access virtual machines from their browsers. When we demo'd it, someone randomly on Hacker News said it would be cool to build a cross-browser testing service. So we built it. We raised a seed funding round the same year from some of the top angel investors in Silicon Valley and joined Hackers/Founders, world's largest startup network. Browserling has been growing ever since and we haven't had to raise another round.

We just started going to all the Hackers/Founders events and demo-ing Browserling on my small 11" Macbook Air. People loved the idea and soon the word spread that we're building awesome tech. Jonathan Nelson (founder of Hackers/Founders) then introduced us to a bunch of investors and they loved the idea too and we got funded!

Can you tell us a little more about your current roles and responsibilities?

I'm Browserling's chief-ling. I pretty much do all the things a founder has to do. I help to write code, run servers, and talk to customers. One thing I don't do is tell my employees what to do. Everyone's on their own to build great stuff...

12:53

CNN Reports On Hillary Clinton About Harvey Weinstein "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I'm reading an article on CNN written by Chris Cillizza, a huge Trump critic and left-winger. In it, it is explained that it took Hillary Clinton 5 days to address the Harvey Weinstein rape accusations. Weinstein, Miramax co-founder, is a mega donor to the democratic party. Cillizza takes note that 5 days in, neither the two last democratic presidents ever addressed it. (Obama has now addressed the issue and says he is "disgusted"). So my question is why are republicans held to such a high standard when it comes to condemning nazis and white supremacists but the same is not expected with democrats? You have a man here who has actually been accused of raping women, and not exactly denying it either.

Exactly a year ago, Trump and Clinton had their 2nd debate and Trump brought with him in the audience Juanita Broadrick(raped by Bill Clinton), Paula Jones(sexually harassed by Bill), Kathleen Willey(sexually assaulted by Bill), and Kathy Shelton(was raped by a man who Hillary defended in court). Why don't liberals condemn Bill Clinton for sexually assaulting and raping women and have Hillary attack and threaten them? But when a REPUBLICAN nominee, now president, talks about sexual assault(with no proof of acting on it) he was SCOLDED and deemed to lose the election.  

...

12:52

*Ugh* Eminem Goes on 4 Minute Vulgar and Profane Freestyle Rap Against President Trump at BET Awards (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This was at the BET Awards Tonight.

Eminen went on a four minute freestyle rap against President Donald Trump.

This was very poor poetry.
Hip Hop is really hurting these days.

Complete with references to Steve Bannon and the KKK.
Of course, there is no truth to anything Eminem was rapping about.
But what the hell.

Meanwhile inner cities across the US continue to suffer and wither away with their drugs, gangs and Democrat politicians.
(Warning on Language)

Eminem obviously wants to be invited back next year.

What a disgrace.

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12:51

NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE

Posted 11 Oct, 2017 1:51:38 UTC

The new edition of Off The Wall from 10/10/2017 has been archived and is now available online.

12:50

Process is Art "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Process is Art by Chris Campbell LFB.org I dont always drink river wine in the sunset, but when I do its Laissez Faire. The past few weeks have brought me to Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In this time,...

The post Process is Art appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:46

US Coalition Out of Syria Now! Syria Solidarity Movement Statement "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Russian military forces in Syria have successfully constructed a bridge across the Euphrates River near the city of Deir-Ezzor, recently liberated by the Syrian Arab Army. Currently, the main body of the Syrian Arab Army is crossing or has crossed

12:45

Diamond and Silk SHRED Hillary Clinton Over Her Delayed Weinstein Statement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As previously reported, embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of a devastating expose detailing decades of sexual harassment.

Weinstein is one of Hillary Clintons biggest donors, having raised mega bucks for the failed Democrat presidential candidate. Weinstein even threw a fundraiser for Clinton back in June, raising $1.8 million.

Mr. Weinstein has also donated at least $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, reports the Washington Times.

It took staunch feminist Hillary Clinton FIVE DAYS to speak out against Weinsteins sexual abuse accusations.

Not only did it take five days and the conservative media pounding Hillary for her to make a statement on Weinsteins sexual abuse accusations, the staunch feminist sent her aide, Nick Merrill to tweet it out for her.

Hillary simply re-tweeted Nick Merrills statement. Hillarys statement contained less than 40 words 38 to be exact. Just three lines!

Hillary got savaged on Twitter by Trump supporters for taking so long to respond to such a serious accusation against one of her dear friends and donors.

Enter Diamond and Silk.

The duo slammed Hillary Clinton Tuesday afternoon by using Michelle Obamas own words against the former presidential candidate.

Diamond and Silk tweeted Tuesday afternoon, Michelle Obama said: Women who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice, yet it took Hillary 5 days to use her voice to denounce Weinstein. Shes a champion all right; as long as its not messing with her money!

...

12:43

Sputnik and Russia Today Under Investigation by US Department of Justice (DOJ) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Somehow everything keeps coming back around to Russia. In one of its recent initiatives, the Justice Department (DOJ) appears to be attacking the First Amendment as part of the apparent bipartisan program to make Vladimir Putin the fall guy for

12:42

FIRED: Utah Officer Caught on Video Brutally Arresting Nurse for Doing Her Job, Loses His "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Utah police officer who captured on video brutally arresting and dragging on-duty nurse, Alex Wubbels, from the emergency room, after she refused to allow an unconscious patients blood to be drawn without a warrant has now been fired from his job in law enforcement.

Now-former Detective Jeff Payne had previously been fired from his position as a paramedic over the same explosively controversial incident and, specifically, the officers suggestion caught on audio that he would transport only the most difficult patients to Wubbels hospital in apparent retaliation for her refusal.

Video shows Payne telling Wubbels he would leave with blood in vials or body in tow.

Now, according to the Associated Press, a Salt Lake City Police spokesperson said Chief Mike Brown ultimately decided to fire Payne after an investigation.

Indeed, news of the detectives termination comes on the heels of a scathing report issued by the police union, which castigated Payne for violating any number of procedural and ethical lines but stopped shy of suggesting his behavior blatantly violated Wubbels constitutional rights.

[Paynes] conduct toward Ms. Wubbels in this incident was inappropriate, unreasonable, unwarranted, discourteous, disrespectful, and has brought significant disrespute on both [Payne] as a Police Officer and on the Department as a whole, stated the report obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune in September, and quoted by People Magazine.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that, following the release of that report on September 13, officers had 20 days to respond. Both men met with department officials in recent weeks to give their sides of the story, and they also interviewed by internal affairs inv...

12:40

Our Political Shambles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Major changes needed, but timidity may rule By Prue Hyman  Well, here we are again, waiting on Winston (though he is quoted as saying he is in a no win situation do we feel sympathy for him?!) I wonder how many of us could give the names of many of his 9 MPs []

12:40

Free & Fair Community Kitchen Garden Lunch "IndyWatch Feed National"

We're firing up the wood-fired pizza oven at the Atherton Gardens Estate on Sunday the 15th of October - please join us on the day for a free and fair lunch!

12:39

The Kremlins US-Gate Probe: Russia Gets Ready for US Interference in 2018 Presidential Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Attempts to interfere in Russias internal affairs continue, and this process is not going to fade in light of the upcoming presidential election in Russia in March of 2018.

Officials with the Federation Council Commission for the Protection of State

12:38

Jewish Historical Society channels Joe McCarthy, and cancels JVP event on Balfour "IndyWatch Feed War"

More tragic news of the reactionary Jewish establishment. The American Jewish Historical Society in New York was set to host a discussion later this month of the Balfour Declaration by civil rights lawyer Robert Herbst, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace, and Palestinian lawyer Jonathan Kuttab.

Then the event came under attack from far-right Israel supporters. David Horowitzs organization billed the panel as THE AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOSTS DESTROY ISRAEL EVENT, citing the sponsorship of JVP, which supports boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, and Kuttabs endorsement of a single democratic state between the river and the sea.

So much for open inquiry. Today the AJHS, whose parent executive has already come under pressure for his non-Zionist views, folded. It posted an opaque statement on its website, cancelling the discussion as well as a reading of a play that deals with the Jewish relationship to Israel.

After further consideration, the American Jewish Historical Society is cancelling the Balfour Program scheduled for October 26th and the dramatic reading of Rubble, Rubble, scheduled for December 14th. While the programs themselves may have merit, they do not align with the mission of the AJHS.

AJHS claims to be a scholarly organization. It says: AJHS illuminates American Jewish history through our many archival treasures, scholarship, exhibitions, and public programs..

The decision is coming in for scorn on Facebook. Lan Apovitz writes:

Big mistake. Cancelling this event shows how out of touch moneyed interests are with growing numbers of Jews, especially young Jews, who want our institutions to reflect our concerns, values, and politics. I have been an admirer of Dan Fishbacks work since seeing his play The Material World in 2012 (where his knowledge about and love for Jewish history was first made apparent) and have had Rubble, Rubble on my calendar for many months. This is hugely disappointing. Luckily, we are in New York City, which has many venues and resourceful, courageous people who actually value critical thinking, debate, and creativity. The Balfour Program also looked great. What a shame.

Yonit Friedman:

Shame on you for caving to right-wing pr......

12:38

World Climate Summit & La Galerie by WE "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Register for the 8th annual World Climate Summit, now bigger than ever before: three whole days focusing on low-carbon, climate finance and resource efficiency with dynamic activities ranging from conference, professional matchmaking and La Galerie by WE's low-carbon innovations expo!

12:35

Catalonia Shows the Danger of Disarming Civilians "IndyWatch Feed World"

(FEE)  Since the tragic murder of 59 peaceful concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday, Ive heard well-intentioned Americans from all political corners echoing heartbroken and tempting refrains:

Cant we just ban guns?

Surely we can all get together on the rocket launchers.

Things like this would happen less often.

We have enough military.

While victims were still in surgery, some took to television and social media to criticize the outdated and dangerous Second Amendment to the Constitution. They have lived so long in a safe, stable society that they falsely believe armed citizens are a threat to life and liberty for everyone.

Those who claim to see no necessity or benefits of individual gun ownership need only look to the rolling hills of Catalonia, where a live social experiment is currently unfolding.

Unarmed Patriots

Just hours before an alleged lone gunman opened fire from the Mandalay Bay casino, the citizens of a small region surrounding Barcelona, Spain, cast a vote for their regional independence. Catalonias citizens have a unique language, culture, and history, and consider Spain a neighboring power, not their rightful rulers. So as Americas Continental Congress heroically did (and as Texans and Californians occasionally threaten to do) Catalonia wished to declare independence and secede.

Polling stations in Catalonia were attacked by heavily armed agents of the state with riot gear and pointed rifles. Spanish National Police fired rubber bullets and unleashed tear gas canisters on voters, broke down polling center doors, disrupted the vote, and destroyed enough ballots to throw results into serious doubt.

Exceedingly few of those would-be patriots were armed.

In Spain, firearm ownership is not a protected individual right. Civilian firearms licenses are restricted to cases of extreme necessity if the government finds genuine reason. Background checks, medical exams, and license restrictions further restrict access. Licenses are granted i...

12:31

"Home Depot Panics Over Millennials; Forced To Host Tutorials On Using Tape Measures, Hammering Nails "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Home Depot Panics Over Millennials; Forced To Host 
Tutorials On Using Tape Measures, Hammering Nails
by Tyler Durden

"As wall street analysts celebrate the coming of age of the millennial generation, a group of young people who were supposed to lead another revolutionary wave of consumerism if only they could work long enough to escape their parents' basement, retailers like Home Depot are panicked about selling into what will soon be America's largest demographic...but not for the reasons you might think. 

While avocado resellers like Whole Foods only have to worry about creating a catchy advertising campaign to attract millennials, Home Depot is in full-on panic mode after realizing that an entire generation of Americans have absolutely no clue how to use their products. As the Wall Street Journal points out, the company has been forced to spend millions to create video tutorials and host in-store classes on how to do everything from using a tape measure to mopping a floor and hammering a nail.

Home Depot's VP of marketing admits she was originally hesitant because she thought some of their videos might be a bit too "condescending" but she quickly learned they we...

12:30

Yes, Science is a Belief System and Thats OK "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Apparently attempting to jump on the IFL Science bandwagon, comedian John Cleese tweeted that science is a method of investigation, and NOT a belief system. Notwithstanding that the first part of his argument is only partly true, and the second completely false, Cleeses tweet quickly spread, eagerly repeated by fans, science bloggers and heavyweights like []

The post Yes, Science is a Belief System and Thats OK appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2017/10/11 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2017/10/11 01:30:02Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

12:30

Venezuela Turns To Russia To Counter USA (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Venezuela Turns To Russia To Counter USA Video Rethinking the Dollar Video Source

The post Venezuela Turns To Russia To Counter USA (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:29

A Courageous Israeli Speaks Out "IndyWatch Feed War"

On October 6 there was a presentation in Lafayette California featuring the Israeli-American Miko Peled.  The event was sponsored by Mt Diablo Peace & Justice Center (MDPJC) with co-sponsorship by Jewish Voice for Peace and others.

What Miko Peled says is seldom heard by Americans.

Miko was born in Jerusalem and comes from a famous Israeli family. His grandfather was one of the signers of the Israeli founding documents. His father was a soldier in the war which led to the creation of Israel and later a senior Army general during the 1967 war. Adding to the power of his voice, one of Mikos nieces was killed in a suicide bombing attack. Miko Peled is author of the acclaimed book The Generals Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.

In contrast with what one might expect, Miko Peled is a voice of sharp criticism of Israel and Israeli policies. He does not mince his words. Israel is a settler colonial state and Israel does NOT have a right to exist as an apartheid state with preferential treatment based on ethnicity.

Miko does not speak in the abstract; he gives specific examples to demonstrate what he says. Palestinians in the West Bank have no consistent running water while settlers enjoy unlimited drinking water plus swimming pools and water for green lawns. The situation in Gaza is even worse. The two million residents of the tiny Gaza strip endure horrific conditions. Babies with medical conditions die while just a few miles away, Israeli babies with the same conditions will live.

Peled does not limit his criticism to the Occupied Territories. He says all of the state should be called Palestine with equal rights and opportunities for all. Peled pokes fun at the claims that Jews anywhere have a right to return because of a supposed 2000 year old claim and entitlement. These claims are based on the Old Testament not scientific history. In contrast with the myth, most Israeli citizens have zero DNA connection to the region. Peled humorously points to the irony of zionists who claim a 2000 year old right to the land as they deny and denigrate the rights and claims of Palestinians who were expelled in 1948 and after. As Peled explains, most Israelis are quick to tell Palestinians to get over it despite the fact that Palestinian claims are well documented and the expulsion was only 70 years ago not 2000. Unknown to most Americans, about half a million Palestinians languish in Lebanon, waiting for the time when they return to their villages in Palestine from which they were expelled in 1948 and after. The actual history of those events has been clearly documented by the Israeli historian Ilan Pappe.

Peled thinks that the situation is better now that the pretense of a two state solution is openly dismissed by US President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu. There are two paths: the curre...

12:27

Jim Stone: How 30 Years of Common Core Education Has Doomed The 3 Letter Agencies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Jim Stone: How 30 Years Of Common Core Education Has Doomed The 3 Letter Agencies...It Shows Marvelously In The Official LV Story...

A man who was staying in room 31234, next door to Paddocks, said police shot the security guard. Why would Mister Hodge say that, only to have the story change to the patsy shooting the guard? EASY ANSWER: Because the security guard went up with the police, and saw that none of the windows were missing from the room. For that, he had to die.

You know what I really think? I think there was never even a death scene set up at the Mandalay, and it was probably staged in a mock room elsewhere. For the daytime photos (to satisfy the press) they had to kick a couple windows out for show but they are probably already fixed by now, if they are not it is for show.

ADDITIONAL OFFICIAL STORY DOOM:

I never saw proof of what Paddock's room layout looked like, and did not want to say anything because on the top floors the vista suite does wrap around to include both broken windows. But as it turns out, the floor plan finally got published, and on Paddock's floor, the vist suite ends before the second broken window, just as people have been saying the whole time. Until I found proof, I did not want to say it myself. This means that to do the shooting, Paddock had to kick a wall out and join the two rooms. WHY IN THE * would anyond do that, when it would provide no strategic advantage at all? The answer to that question is below, in the next report.

THANK GOD FOR COMMON CORE AND HORRIBLE COLLEGES DOING PROGRAMMING RATHER THAN EDUCATING.

As a direct result of the destruction of America's schools, absolute morons are entering the intelligence agencies and screwing up big time. This won't do anything to stop them from killing people like they did in Vegas, but it does a WHOLE LOT to make the truth come out about what they did, because the screw ups are so massive the entire contrived aspect collapses in on itself.
Ok so he jammed all the security video but watched it himself. That's a fault of the colleges, which are supposed to teach people to think, and more importantly, convince people that other people really might be able to think. Obviously not much thinking happened in the Vegas psy op, which used the most ridiculous conflicting crap anyone could imagine, and anyone who could think wo...

12:25

Military Surgeon Claims Video of Las Vegas Gunshot Victims are Fabricated "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 9, 2017

Military Surgeon Says Videos of Las Vegas Gunshot Victims Are Fake

Paul Craig Roberts

It looks like readers are not going to let me let go of the Las Vegas shooting. Some tell me that it is my fault for having alerted them in previous articles to anomalies in other shootings and terrorist events, so now they are more skeptical and pay more attention. Others say that as I emphasize that this is their website supported with their money, I have to see this through to the end. They say it is a cop-out when I say that there are too many disparate accounts for us to know.

One reader made an excellent point. According to mainstream media reports, 59 people were immediately killed in the shooting and 527 were wounded. Among those 527 wounded, wouldnt some of them have died from complications, blood loss, trauma? How come none of the wounded, people allegedly hit with military rounds, succumbed?

I agree. This does seem to be inexplicable.

And then I received via email a letter that purports to be from a general surgeon who dealt with gunshot wounds in military hospitals. He links to a video of an operation on a real leg gunshot wound, its life threatening nature, and the incapacity that it inflicts for a long time even if the operation is successful. He compares this to the rosy-cheeked laughing alleged victims shown on YouTube with gunshot wounds in support of the official story and says without equivocation that they are actors, badly acting the part.

I appreciate the readers point that none of the 527 wounded have died from the wounds. This is not what happens in reality. I am posting the letter below from the surgeon in the hopes that knowledgeable surgeons, military medics, anyone with knowledge of gunshot trauma will assess its truth and provide their name and credentials. Not being a military surgeon who has treated gunshot wounds, I cannot attest to the validy of the letter. But there are those who can. Retired surgeons and former military medics can still speak their minds. So let us hear from you. I will compile your comments and present them without your name.

As for my readers, this is the deal: If there are validatated replies, I will provide a report, a...

12:24

A War Has Been Declared On The Republican Establishment, And We Are Going To Win "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It is time to flush the toilet in Washington D.C., and I am so glad that Steve Bannon has decided to declare war on the Republican establishment.  For decades, these globalists have told us what we want to hear during election season, but then once they take office they betray us over and over again.  It is time to hold Republican members of Congress responsible for betraying the base, and I am so thankful that Bannon is organizing anti-establishment candidates into a cohesive movement.  We are going to challenge Republican incumbents all over the nation in 2018, and we are going to win over and over again.

Just look at what happened in Alabama.  The Republican establishment spent more than 30 million dollars against Roy Moore and we still won by a very wide margin.

Now we are going to take that template and repeat it all over the country.  During an interview with Sean Hannity on Monday,  Steve Bannon boldly declared that his forces are going after every Republican Senator that is up for re-election in 2018 except for Ted Cruz

On Mondays edition of Hannity, Breitbart executive chairman and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon talked about his plan to challenge every Republican Senator up for re-election in 2018 in the primary, except Sen. Ted Cruz. Bannon said Republican incumbents have committed economic hate crimes against the forgotten man.

Bannon said he is declaring war on the Republican establishment and those that dont back what President Trump ran on. He said there is a new game in town and promised to cut off the oxygen to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and stop his fundraising for establishmen...

12:23

UPDATE: This from a UK trauma surgeon: "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

UPDATE: This from a UK trauma surgeon:

I write in full agreement with my surgical colleague in Florida, Dr KS.
A retired orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who served in our NHS. I have not dealt with high velocity gunshot wounds but I have studied the terrible injuries in Palestinians in Gaza caused by every type of modern weapon there are many thousands.
I have a forensic inclination and took a leading part in calling for an inquest into the unnatural death of Dr David Kelly in July 2003 and more recently into unexplained features in the death of Jo Cox MP.
I agree with KS that the demeanour of the patients does not fit at all with alleged HV bullet injury. Ploughing > destruction of soft tissue would be greater in some from ricochets which would have happened with most of the shots given the concrete plaza and the alleged thirty story origin..
The removal of some of the You-tube videos speaks for itself and raises questions as to who is conducting this most evil orchestra.
In the case of Kelly, 9/11, Jo Cox etc etc etc nothing fits.

Another view:

Another note: regarding your readers of course I dont know your readers, but I have no doubt that if anyone has a high-quality high-density readership that could, possibly, actually save humankind it is you and your readers. No doubt you dont enjoy hearing this, but this is why I write you (I dont write anybody else due to my MITRE background, previous security clearances, and awareness of the automated algorithms tracking everything happening on the internet including my writing you).
To reviewing the letter: You know much of my background already, so I will just point out two specifics: 1) I worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1987 to 1990 first as a Medical Statistician for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology then as the Chief of Clinical Investigations in the main hospital; 2) while at Booz Allen Hamilton I worked on a short project for the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Grounds looking at the effects of projectiles and shrapnel on the human body.
I find myself agreeing with the content of the letter but haunted by the wording, flow, and style of the letter. It does not read like the writing of th...

12:23

Disabled Man Lives On Disability Checks, Learns How Much Family Heirloom Is Worth "IndyWatch Feed World"

People have a tendency to collect things. Whether its items of sentimental value, little knick-knacks, or simply small things we find fascinating, humans can collect and store things to the point where they dont even realize their true worth. Thats what happened to a man named L.T. who collected a valuable treasure years ago and []

12:23

Worlds Most Dangerous Wonder "IndyWatch Feed World"

DOES Brazils Christ shed a tear looking down over the sadness below him? Its a question Rio de Janeiros residents ask as they gaze up to what has become the most dangerous wonder of the world. Last Friday the steep 4km Corcovado jungle trail to the giant Christ the Redeemer statue was closed the day []

12:23

This Country Is Another Step Closer To Being Cut Off From The World "IndyWatch Feed World"

AS MAJOR airlines cut their routes in and out of this country, its facing the prospect of being cut off from the rest of the world. WITH its spectacular Caribbean coastline, vibrant cities and world famous Angel Falls, Venezuela should be a dream holiday spot. Lately, its been anything but. Extreme violence, corruption, poverty and []

12:22

Anti-Geoengineering Legal Team Sues the US Dept. of Commerce "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Legal Alliance Against Geoengineering has finally filed suite against the US government. It was back in July of 2016 that the LASG filed a US 60-Day Notice of Legal Action giving notice to a number of named individuals that they were about to become defendants in a lawsuit aimed at stopping the illegal spraying taking []

12:20

Al-Jazeera Admits Planting Undercover Reporter in U.S. Pro-Israel Organizations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Al Jazeera Admits to Planting Undercover Reporter in U.S. pro-Israel Organizations

A new documentary will 'reveal how the Israel lobby in America works,' says Al Jazeera's director of investigative reporting


Amir Tibon
Oct 10, 2017 7:30 AM

Al Jazeera, the Qatari-owned international news network, publicly admitted on Monday that it had installed an undercover reporter inside pro-Israel organizations last year in Washington, D.C., and that it is planning to air a documentary film based on the reporter's work.

The announcement came shortly after a British government regulation agency said Monday it is rejecting complaints against an earlier documentary broadcast by Al Jazeera, in which an undercover reporter joined pro-Israel organizations in the United Kingdom. The British government regulator, Ofcom, said that the network's reporting, which led to the resignation of an Israeli diplomat who was filmed plotting to "take down" British officials critical of Israel's policies, was not anti-Semitic.

In its decision, Ofcom concluded that the program was not anti-Semitic, but rather, "a serious investigative documentary which explored the actions of the Israeli Embassy and, in particular, its then Senior Political Officer Shai Masot and his links to several political organizations that promote a pro-Israel viewpoint."

Following the announcement, the director of investigative reporting at Al Jazeera, Clayton Swisher, said during an interview on the network's main Arabic channel that "at the same time we had an undercover [reporter] in Britain, we also had an undercover in the United States." He explained that the network did not want to broadcast materials gathered in Washington before the regulator in Britain released its verdict on the network's reporting in Britain.

Swisher also said that "at the very same time [as the London investigation] we had an undercover operative working in tandem in Washington. With this U.K. verdict and vindication past us, we can soon reveal how the Israel lobby in America works through the eyes of an undercover reporter," while discussing the subject with online publication The Intercept.

A number of pro-Israel organizations in Washington have suspected Al Jazeera's pla...

12:18

Recordings Capture Brutal FBI Tactics in Recruiting Potential Informant "IndyWatch Feed World"



YOU HAVE THE WAY OUT

Recordings Capture Brutal FBI Tactics to Recruit a Potential Informant


Screenshot: Video from Jabar Ali Refaie

Trevor Aaronson
October 10 2017, 10:45 a.m.

ABAILIFF PUSHED Jabar Ali Refaies wheelchair into a federal courtroom in Tampa, Florida, on September 20. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and looking weak from not having had the drugs he takes to treat his multiple sclerosis, the 37-year-old Refaie was here for a bond hearing after being indicted on felony charges that allege he sold counterfeit BMW logos and diagnostic software on eBay.

Refaies case seemed by appearances to be about a lot more than selling shady car parts on the internet. That much was obvious from Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlton C. Gammonss stiff bond requests $25,000, a GPS monitoring device, the surrender of his passport, and the removal of all firearms from his residence as well as the six U.S. Homeland Security agents who packed into the courtroom for Refaies hearing.

Refaies 30-year-old girlfriend, Felicity, was present in the courtroom. She and Refaie had been married before; after their divorce, when Refaie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, they rekindled their relationship and live together again but never remarried. Felicity told U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas McCoun III that Refaie wasnt a flight risk. They have 4-month-old daughter together, she said. The government knows all about their lives. The government has been monitoring us for the better part of two years, she told the judge matter-of-factly. McCoun agreed with the suggested conditions from the U.S. attorneys office, and Refaie was released from jail that evening after posting bond. Prior to this charge, Refaie had no criminal history.

For two years, the FBI has followed and harassed Refaie as part of an apparent effort to recruit him to become an informant or cooperate in some way with counterterrorism investigations. The FBI has more than 15,000 informants today, many working because they have b...

12:15

Imran Awans Own Wife TURNS AGAINST HIM Accuses Him of Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It looks like there is trouble in paradise.

The husband-and-wife-team-turned-IT-experts for the Democrats, Imran Awan and Hina Alvi wouldnt even look at each other as they sat across the table from one another in federal court on Friday in Washington D.C.

Both Awan and Alvi are subjects of a Capitol Police investigation and have been charged with bank fraud.

As previously reported, Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach.

Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal.  When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too.

Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT specialists. The three brothers were making $161,000, $165,000, and $160,000 and one of the brothers has a criminal background. Imrans wife, Hina Alvi, who was employed as a staffer since February 2007, was paid 168,300 in 2016. Rao Abbas was paid $85,049 in 2016.

Word has it that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is an absolute wreck since Imran Awan was arrested. Calls for her to testify to Congress are increasingly growing as well.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with consequences for holding equipment that she says belonged to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani IT staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches.

Top Democrat Xavier Becerra, the current California Attorney General, was caught giving officials a fake server related to the Imran Awan investigation.

A House official told Circa News that Imran Awan may have sold the info he uploaded to Dropbox. Everyone is talking about Russia but Awan could have been the one to have sold the DNC emails. The DNC refuses to hand over their servers to be i...

12:15

Official Opening of Lae Biscuit Companys Second Factory "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Press Release

Governor General Sir Bob Dadae and Minister for Civil Aviation Alfred Manase officially opened Lae Biscuit Companys second Lae factory on Friday (6th October 2017), last week.

Speaking on the half of the Prime Minister at the opening ceremony, Minister for Civil Aviation Alfred Manase welcomed the opening of the new factory saying, that is the kind of investment that the Government is looking for.

In the Alotau II accord, the government has put revenue making and investment as one of its top priorities therefore investments such as this one are all welcome by the government, Minister Manase said.

He said the company is also providing jobs for more than 1200 people, producing biscuits that all Papua New Guineans like.

The government wants more of this types of investments in the country.

Minister Manase added that these types of investments would increase revenue for the country, create more employment opportunities and reduce imports that can help to address the foreign currency issue currently faced by the country.

He also committed to working together with the National Government and Morobe Province Members of Parliament to develop the Nadzab Airport.

Other dignitaries present to witness the opening ceremony were the President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, John Momis, His Eminence, Cardinal John Ribat, the Governor of Morobe Province, Ginson Saonu, Police Minister, Jelta Wong, the Ambassador of China to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Xue Bing and Clients and distributors of the Lae Biscuit Company products.

The Lae Biscuit Company was established in 1972 and has been serving and providing employment for the people of Papua New Guinea for over 40 years.

Source: PMs Media Unit


Filed under: Business, Development, Government, Growth, Information, Infrastructure, National, Trade...

12:14

Free Download: Howard Zinn, A Peoples History of the United States, 1492-Present "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

"Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A Peoples History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A Peoples History is the only volume to tell Americas story from the point of view of - and in the words of - Americas women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our countrys greatest battles - the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, womens rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbuss arrival through President Clintons first term, A Peoples History of the United States" features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.

Library Journal calls Howard Zinns iconic A Peoples History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories. Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinns award-winning classic continues to revolutionize the way American history is taught and remembered."
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12:13

Kapiti Basketballers Keen to Get to Vegas "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Highly sort after selection! By Angelo Robinson Seven players from Kapiti attended the New Zealand Basketball Academy Camp held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October at the ASB Arena in Wellington. This was the first camp and first trial for the New Zealand Basketball Academy  Age Group Teams Tour to Las Vegas in July []

12:12

Government Warns..If You Get A Call From Your Own Number, Dont Pick Up.Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed National"

The most recent phone scam makes it seem like you are getting a phone call from yourself. If you get a phone call from your own number, dont answer; this is the most recent cell phone scam that is going around and could put your security and personal information at risk. People across the country []

12:12

Papua New Guineas Supplementary Budget makes tough choices "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The National Government has issued a Supplementary Budget to deal with the fiscal and economic issues facing Papua New Guinea. Economic commentators tell Business Advantage PNG that it is a tough budget, but flag that more measures may be needed.

Treasurer Charles Abel

The Supplementary Budget, which was presented by new Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel late last month, says that revenue in 2017 is projected to fall this year by K494 million, or 4.5 per cent.

It says expenditure will be cut by the same amount, 0r 3.7 per cent of the total, to maintain the fiscal deficit position of the 2017 budget.

Abel said the tightening is crucial to reduce pressure on the Governments cash flow and ensure stability in domestic financial markets.

The priority expenditures have been focused on essential services in Health, Tuition Fee Free Education, Law & Order, the 2017 General Elections and key national infrastructure projects, as well as preparations for the 2018 APEC Summit.

Abel said the domestic economy is projected to grow at 2.7 per cent, slightly lower than the 2017 Budget estimate of 2.8 per cent.

Non-mining GDP growth is expected to improve slightly to 2.4 per cent against an initial budget estimate of 2.3 per cent. Inflation is projected to increase from 6.7 per cent in 2016 to 6.8 per cent in 2017 following modest depreciation in the kina exchange rate.

Deficits

The Supplementary Budget says in 2016 there was a fiscal deficit of K3.1 billion (4.6 per cent of GDP) against the planned deficit of K2.1 billion (3.1 per cent of GDP). Abel said this has affected the foundations of the 2017 budget.

We remain concerned about the rising cost of running government, particularly the payroll.

The main adjustments have to come from capital expenditures and other development projects.

We are taking measures (but), we recognise that adjustment to salaries and wages, and most of the other operational expenditures, in the short term are largely fixed.

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12:12

Market Talk- October 10th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

News today of the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont putting a delay on this declaration of independence to try and have an amicable solution with the Spanish Government in Madrid. Pushed the EUR/USD rates up 0.54% to 1.18 on the day.
Few other announcements around the world, the Swiss unemployment rates dropped from 3.2% to 3.1% and the German trade balance was 21.6B compared to a 20B estimate which again helped buoy the CHF and EUR respectfully. The French and Italian Industrial production data for August was mixed, with the French missing expectations but the Italians outperforming.
Manufacturing production in the UK was good, growing 0.4% for the 2nd month as one would expect with the cheaper pound pre-Brexit decision. This helped the GBP move up to 1.32 against the dollar.

Asian markets again performing well today, the Hang Seng Index was up 0.58% removing yesterdays losses. Nikkei opened after the long weekend to close up 0.64% while Chinas Shanghai Composite closed up 0.26%.
European markets finished mixed as of the most recent closing prices. The FTSE 100 gained 0.40%, while the DAX and CAC 40 dropped 0.21% and 0.04% respectively. IBEX 35 was down 0.92%, still with confidence weak with the uncertainty of the Catalan independence looming offsetting yesterdays gains.

North American markets did well, the markets again exploring to new all-time high. The man touted by some to be the future fed chair Neel Kashkari and FOMC member Robert Kaplan are expected to speak about the prospects of future monetary policy. A few events to look out for tomorrow are the US JOLTs job opening figures (6.125 estimate) and the FOMC meeting minutes which will have some potential impact to the USD and Global markets. Thursday we have ECBs Draghi speaking monetary policy which should lead us to an eventful next two days.
The US 2,10 and 30 year bonds remain unchanged as well as many of the major European bonds. The big mover again was the Turkish 10 years retracting from yesterdays large +43bps move closing down 15 bps.

12:10

Gold Has Potential To Hit $1,400 By Next Year Macquarie "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold Has Potential To Hit $1,400 By Next Year Macquarie by Neils Christensen  KitCo News TDC Note Gold has the potential to hit $1,400 by the end of this year or in the early part of 2018. Gold is...

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12:07

Researchers Find Protein that Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct "IndyWatch Feed World"

Researchers Find Executioner Protein That Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct Without Hurting Healthy Cells

Source: Futurism


IN BRIEF


Scientists have discovered a way to use the "executioner protein" BAX to induce apoptosis in cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. The treatment has so far been applied only to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may have broader uses.

KILLING CANCER WITH APOPTOSIS


Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that leaves healthy cells untouched. They deployed their novel treatment approach against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, which kill more than 10,000 Americans, and makes up about one-third of all new cases of leukemia, each year. Patients survive AML at a rate of only about 30 percent, making effective new treatments a hot commodity. And although the team has only tested the treatment on AML, it could have the potential to successfully attack other varieties of cancer cells.

Were hopeful that the targeted compounds were developing will prove more effective than current anti-cancer therapies by directly causing cancer cells to self-destruct, associate professor of medicine and biochemistry and senior author Evripidis Gavathiotis said in a press release. Ideally, our compounds would be combined with other treatments to kill cancer cells faster and more efficientlyand with fewer adverse effects, which are an all-too-common problem with standard chemotherapies.



Image Credit: Albert Einstein College of Medicine


The new compound fights cancer by triggering apoptosis: a natural process the body uses to get rid of malfunctioning and unwanted cells. Apoptosis also takes place during embryonic development: trimming excess tissue from the growing embryo, for example. While certain existing chemotherapy drugs in...

12:05

Hungarian MP: Christian Duty to Fight Satan's Soros Migrant Plan for Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Christian duty to fight Satans Soros plan to bring migrants into Europe Hungarian MP

Published time: 10 Oct, 2017 14:07
Edited time: 10 Oct, 2017 14:20



FILE PHOTO: Migrants wait in the transit zone where their asylum claims are processed in Tompa, Hungary, June 14, 2017. Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

A Hungarian MP slammed billionaire George Soros and supporters for attempting to dilute the spirit of Europe with the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants. He claimed there is a Christian duty to fight what he called Satans Soros plan.

The lawmaker in question, Andras Aradszki, who represents the Christian Democratic Peoples Party (KDNP), claimed that Soros and his comrades want to destroy the independence and values of nation states, as cited by the Budapest Beacon.

According to Aradszki this is happening for the purpose of watering down the Christian spirit of Europe with the forced settlement of tens of millions of migrants.

But the fight against Satan is a Christian duty. Yes, I speak of an attack by Satan, who is also the angel of denial, because they are denying what they are preparing to do even when it is completely obvious. They frantically try to prove that there is no [refugee] quota, there is no compulsory settlement, and the Soros Plan does not exist, Aradszki noted.

The national consultation is an outstanding opportunity for us to make our opinions known about Satans Soros Plan, he concluded. On Sunday, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Gyorgy Bakondi, warned of the implications of the Soros Plan.

This may have serious consequences for the sovereignty of member states, for the nations themselves, and also with regard to the security of European citizens, he pointed out....

12:05

Forget mansions, modest homes needed amid land pressures, Indian architect says "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Affordable housing is getting an enormous push in India because of a government goal of sustainable housing for all by 2022.

12:03

Science Tells Us This Is All True "IndyWatch Feed World"

Science Tells Us This Is All True
by Simon Black 

"On April 30, 1934, under pressure from Italian-American lobby groups, the United States Congress passed a law enshrining Columbus Day as a national holiday. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly signed the bill into law, and the very first Columbus Day was celebrated in October of that year. Undoubtedly people had a different view of the world back then and a different set of values.

Few cared about the plight of the indigenous who were wiped out as a result of European conquest. Even just a few decades ago when I was a kid in elementary school, I remember learning that Columbus discovered America. There was no discussion of genocide. It wasnt until I was a sophomore at West Point that I picked up Howard Zinns "Peoples History of the United States" (and then Columbuss own diaries) and started reading about the mass-extermination of entire tribes.

Columbus himself wrote about his first encounter with the extremely peaceful and welcoming Arawak Indians of the Bahama Isl...

12:03

Russia Accuses U.S. of Pretending to Fight Islamic State "IndyWatch Feed World"

OCTOBER 10, 2017 / 2:59 AM

Russia accuses U.S. of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of pretending to fight Islamic State and of deliberately reducing its air strikes in Iraq to allow the groups militants to stream into Syria to slow the Russian-backed advance of the Syrian army.

The Pentagon strongly denied the accusations, saying that the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State posts data every day on the number and result of strikes for the public to see.

In the latest sign of rising tensions between Moscow and Washington, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement that the U.S.-led coalition had sharply reduced its air strikes in Iraq in September when Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, had started to retake Deir al-Zor Province.

Everyone sees that the U.S.-led coalition is pretending to fight Islamic State, above all in Iraq, but continuing to allegedly fight Islamic State in Syria actively for some reason, said Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for Russias defense ministry.

The result, he said, had been that militants had moved in large numbers from Iraqi border areas to Deir al-Zor where they were trying to dig in on the left bank of the River Euphrates.

The actions of the Pentagon and the coalition demand an explanation. Is their change of tack a desire to complicate as much as they can the Syrian armys operation, backed by the Russian air force, to take back Syrian territory to the east of the Euphrates?, asked Konashenkov.

Or is it an artful move to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Iraq by forcing them into Syria and into the path of the Russian air forces pinpoint bombing?

In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Robert Manning described the Russian accusations as absolutely false.

We remain committed to killing ISIS and denying them safe havens and the ability to carry out strikes in the region or globally, Manning said, using an acronym for Islamic State....

12:03

FBI: Man Left Jar Filled With Explosive Chemicals, Nails At North Carolina Airport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Motive, apart from wanting war, unclear. RALEIGH, N.C. A man planted a Mason jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport last week and vowed to fight a war on U.S. soil, according to court documents released Tuesday. The criminal complaint written by an FBI agent said investigators found []

12:01

Porto Alegre, Brasil: Our Country is the World "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The World is My Country!

received 10/8/17

Today we stretch a strip in a busy avenue of Porto Alegre with the words O Mundo Meu Pas! (The World is My Country!). We want to remind all people that no country, new or old, will solve our problems or give us the freedom we want! On the contrary, more borders further restrict peoples freedom. Mainly in a country based on regionalism and eurocentric notions.

Separatists argue that is not possible to indentify what in fact unites
people born in Brasil. We can not but agree. But thats because all
nations are abstractions! Borders are nothing more than arbitrary
separations, based on superficial or invented similarities that ignore
the original people, such as the Guarani people wo inhabit the region of three states, but also others parts of Brasil and also Paraguay and
Argentina. Nations are born motivated by forced migration, genocides and ethnic cleansing. A nation, however small, is an abstraction that serve us nothing. And inthis case, even worse, because it is racist when it is based on a european ancestry.

These newly invented borders allow us to paint as an enemy who is on the other side of the line, and thus control us all even more (and send us to unfounded wars). In the case of the movement O Sul Meu Pas (The South is My Country) this enemy is created by placing the southern states as exploited by the northern states. They go so far as to say that the southern states are like a colony from the rest of the country. This myopic view generates a scapegoat and obfuscates the real responsible for scarcity and crisis.

Capitalizing on the growing rejection of partisan politics, the movement balances on a tightrope by declaring itself no-partisan, seeking to appear neutral. Despite this, their laderships can not hide their neoliberal and right-wing tendencies, bordering on fascism. In fact, the independence of the south is even a pattern of neo-nazi movements.

Defenders of the separation of the three southern states say that
Braslia does not represent us, but wants to replace it with another
government that, like every government, is a tool to control and oppress the people.
Yes, Braslia (capital of Brasil) does not represent us, but Piratini (capital of this new country) does not represent us either. No one represent us. We are ungovernable!...

12:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Countries that were named after people Click here for larger view

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12:00

Bugs in Windows DNS client open millions of users to attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this months Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has included fixes for multiple critical memory corruption vulnerabilities in the Windows DNS client, which could be exploited by attackers to gain access to the targets system. About the vulnerabilities The vulnerabilities, collectively identified as CVE-2017-11779, were discovered by Bishop Fox researcher Nick Freeman, and there is no indication that they have been exploited in attacks in the wild. They are present in Windows 8 through Windows 10, and More

12:00

Frank Sinatra Had The Perfect Message For Seor Trumpanzee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




I was just starting to think about what high school would be like when Frank Sinatra started Reprise Records... as a refuge for himself and for his pals from the tyranny of the major record labels. Reprise was a label founded on the basis of real artist freedom. I only met him a couple of times and never got to know him at all, but I was the next CEO of Reprise after Sinatra-- after a long interregnum. By then it was a owned by Warner Bros which, in 1987, decided to revive it as a full-fledged label. I never for a minute lost sight of Sinatra's original intent and did my best to always keep it as a refuge of artist freedom for artists like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Enya, Green Day, Depeche Mode, The Smiths (and Morrissey), Chaka Khan, the Barenaked Ladies, Yaz, The Replacements, The Fugs, Nick Cave, Rickie Lee Jones, Erasure, Lou Reed, Wilco, Cher, the Tom Tom Club...

So I was proud to read in The Independent over the weekend how Sinatra once told Seor Trumpanzee to go fuck himself. Trumpanzee was trying to get Sinatra to reduce his fee for performing in 1990 at the opening two weeks at one of the crooked Trumpanzee casinos in Atlantic City. He told Elliot Weisman, Sinatra's manager and the author of a new book that talks about the episode, that Sinatra's costs were "a little rich." Trump is a notorious cheapskate who has always been delighted in offering second and third-rate everything wherever he's been in business.
According t...

11:59

Whats Behind Erdogans Accusations of the West Allegedly Supporting Terrorism? "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Covert Geopolitics

A Turkish expert spoke with Sputnik about a recent claim by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who accused the West of allegedly supporting terrorism.

On Sunday, Turkish President Erdogan said that the "West's shadow" is behind terrorist groups, including Daesh and al-Qaeda.

Turkey wants to tackle the terrorist threat in the Middle East jointly with other members of the international community, and this is what the Turkish president tried to underline during his recent speech, political expert Mazhar Bagli said.

"But, unfortunately, in response to Turkey's appeal, major international players have not formed a diplomatic union," the analyst stated.

I believe that the main force that prevents such attempts is the United States, even though it constantly declares that it sees Turkey as its ally and supports it.

This is especially evident in the military support that the US is providing to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), in order to maintain its positions in the region," Bagli said, supposedly referring to US arms deliveries to the Syrian Kurds, including to YPG fighters, who Ankara believes are linked to the PKK, which is banned in Turkey.

Bagli noted that in his statement Erdogan urged the US and the West to give up "the support of terrorism."

"Today, when PKK terrorists are gaining strength in Syria, we see that support of terrorism can have various forms, including military assistance provided to terrorists by major international players," the expert said.

He also added that Turkey opposed such a situation because "it knows from its own experience that wherever terrorism comes, under whatever mask it hides, all structures that use violent, terrorist methods to achieve their goals are a threat to the future of the whole world."

...

11:59

If ISIS Was Behind Las Vegas Shooting, Theres A Terrifying Reason It Wont Prove It Yet "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities continue to doubt that the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) was behind last weeks massacre in Las Vegas, despite the jihadists persistent claims the shooter acted on their behalf. According to one leading experts analysis, however, the conflicting narratives might be playing straight into ISISs hands. Despite digging deep into Stephen Paddocks background, investigators []

11:58

The Dark Webs Largest Pedophile Site was Secretly Run by Law Enforcement for a Year "IndyWatch Feed National"



Source: The Daily Sheeple

A new report reveals that Australian police were running the largest pedophile and child pornography forum on the internet for a year as part of a joint initiative between Australian, European, and Canadian police as well as the US Department of Homeland Security to track down the site's administrators and child porn producers. Over the weekend the Norwegian newspaper VG published its bombshell investigation which confirmed that between October 2016 and September 2017 a special police task force based in Queensland, Australia was able to quietly hack the site "Childs Play" which had reached over a million registered accounts and had thousands of active users.

The task force was able to identify the site's top tier administrators, leading to hundreds of international arrests and criminal investigations, but not before crossing what critics see as a significant ethical line: to expose those behind the site, police themselves posted child pornography and facilitated what was essentially a pedophile online meet-up.

The site has existed since April 2016 on the dark web, which made it next to impossible to identify users and administrators as the dark web operates based on layers of encryption which ensures complete anonymity. Not only did the forum include over one hundred active producers of child pornography who would daily post videos and images, but even more disturbingly involved a smaller inner circle who shared child torture videos.

Among this inner circle were Childs Play administrators 'Warhead' and 'Crazymonk' later revealed to be 26-year old Canadian Benjamin Faulkner and 27-year old Tennessee native Patrick Falte, according the VG report. Both had previously worked as internet security professionals and were active technical support providers for pedophilia related internet sites the two had initially met, for example, through a website called the the "Pedo Support Community." The Australian child abuse task force had begun tracking the two by assembling profiles of their previous digital footprints i...

11:58

Hollywood Actress Tells Ben Affleck to F*ck Off! Claims He Knew of Weinsteins Sexual Abuse for Years "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Five days after sexual abuse allegations first were reported liberal actors and politicians finally condemned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally released statements condemning the top Democrat donor and close friend Harvey Weinstein.

Even Hollywood actor Ben Affleck condemned Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday after he felt it was safe to release a statement.

Afflecks former co-star Rose McGowan told Ben to F*ck off! and accused him of knowing about Weinsteins abuse for years.


Its not clear which press conference McGowan was referring to, but both she (left) and Affleck (center) appeared in the 1998 horror movie Phantoms (pictured), produced by Weinstein.(Daily Mail)

The Daily Mail reported:

Rose McGowan slammed Ben Affleck as a liar Tuesday after he finally broke his silence over the sexual harassment and assault allegations leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

Five days after the claims broke about the producer, who backed Affleck and Matt Damons screenplay for Good Will Hunting, Affleck said that he was saddened and angry over the claims.

He also said that The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick, and that he wants to see more support for women in the media.

But McGowan, who was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 and has been crusading against silence over Weinsteins grim past, stuck out at his claims to obliviousness.

She tweeted: @benaffleck GODD*MNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.

11:57

Steve Wynn Was Right Las Vegas Shooter Used Mandalay Bay Freight Elevator "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During an interview on Sunday casino, hotel and resort billionaire Steve Wynn was describing some insider trade talk about the Mandalay Bay Massacre.  During the interview Wynn inadvertently mentioned shooter Stephen Paddock using the service elevators and how Wynns internal Continue reading

11:56

TOMATO THE NEW MASTER OF INCONSISTENCIES "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

by PNG BLOGS

1. Marked Boxes in Kandrian Gloucester in West New Britain were set aside and not counted for Sunday polling WHEREAS all boxes containing votes cast on Sunday for Ialibu Pangia Electorate in Southern Highlands were counted and the winner declared.

2. NCD Election Manager was caught red-handed with more than K180,000 cash and marked ballot papers with a purported agreement between a candidate. Secretary for Finance who administered funding for elections stated that all payments of allowances for electoral officials were directly remitted to their bank accounts WHEREAS Gamato claimed the substantial cash was for allowances for election officials (in a metropolitan area where most have their personal bank accounts???).

3. Joseph Tondes declaration for the Port Moresby North East Electorate was rejected because the Returning Officer was not the one on duty WHEREAS Nick Kumans declaration by a dead Returning Officer for Gumine Open was accepted.

4. William Dumas election Hagen Open MP was accepted despite the fact that all the primary votes were not counted WHEREAS William Powi purported earlier declaration was rejected on the ground that all primary votes had to be counted.

5. The video footage of an incident in Lae Golf Club recently where he is featured as drunk and rowdy is clearly telling WHEREAS what the Club Manager later clarified through media (under compulsion) is something else.

So when Police Commissioner Gari Baki claimed that the death of all the policemen during the elections were as a result of inconsistent decisions by the Electoral Commissioner. The above a just a few glaring examples. There may be others.

WHAT WILL THE GOVERNMENT DO ABOUT THIS ROGUE AND INCOMPETENT TOMATO?

11:55

It's Not Illegal to Say Racist Things "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Cato Institute/YouGov poll about free speech I wrote about before found something that many other polls have found: a large percentage of Americans thinks "Hate Speech" is already illegal:

a quarter of Americans, 38 percent of African Americans, and 45 percent of Latinos erroneously believe it is already illegal to make a racist statement in public.
Now why would people think that? I blame the media. For one thing debates about campus "Hate Speech" codes get a whole lot of attention this may be the bias in favor of paying attention to elite colleges that David has written about in the comments here. But I imagine people vaguely hear about these arguments, with important-sounding people quoted on both sides, and people expelled from school and hiring lawyers and so on, and think that we are talking about actual laws and not school rules.

And for another, people routinely get fired for saying offensive things, or at least when the offensive things they say get reported in the media, and many Americans think that could only be done if the offensive statements themselves were crimes.

Because another thing many Americans falsely believe is that you have some legal protection against being fired for stupid reasons. You don't. Unless you are in a specially protected category and can make a case that your firing was caused by prejudice against your group, you have no legal recourse at all and can be fired for any reason or none. Our system gives absolutely no credence to the widespread sentiment that you have a right to your job.

Other people believe that the First Amendment protects you from suffering any bad consequences for your political or religious beliefs, which is of course also untrue. Your boss is perfectly free to fire you for being a Democrat or an atheist or anything else your boss disapproves of.

I think these polls about Hate Speech reveal, not just opinions about speech, but a widespread misunderstanding of what rights people actually have.

11:55

UN Normalizing Pedophilia -- Deep State Free to Prey Upon Your Children "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source: Humans Are Free | by Staff Writer

As the Deep State is further exposed for their role in Pedogate, we can expect more counterattacks such as the legalization of pedophilia.

"The United Nations "Human Rights Council," which counts some of the world's most ruthless dictatorships as members, sparked global outrage last week by voting to appoint a UN czar to oversee the normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism around the world.

According to the UN's propaganda service, the discredited UN "Human Rights Council" debated the measure for almost four hours on June 30 before adopting the scheme in a contentious vote. Just 23 member governments and regimes voted in favor of creating the new czar, while 18 voted against and six abstained.

The measure was pushed forward by a tight-knit network of communist and socialist governments in Latin America with close ties to Marxist terrorist groups, Western globalists, Moscow, and Beijing.

A number of European governments and other members of the "LGBT Core Group," which includes Obama and the EU, also played a key role in pushing the scheme from outside the UN "human rights" outfit.

"For the first time, work on this issue [normalizing homosexuality and transgenderism] will be effectively institutionalized at the Human Rights Council," the UN said."

"celebrated as a "great step forward for human rights in the United States." "The measures he advocated here including new laws to protect people from discrimination are the same measures that, today, we advocate to governments everywhere."

Ironically, the praise for the child rapist came even as the...

11:53

Coalition Of Water Protectors Call For Nestl Boycott "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation. Mecosta, MI Great Lakes water protector groups including U.S., Canadian, and Indigenous representatives united at the Water Is Life: Strengthening the Great Lakes Commons conference in Flint on September 29 and 30, 2017. Sixteen Water Protection organizations representing urban and rural communities from Michigan and Ontario along with local residents, Indigenous representatives and activists attended this unprecedented international summit on water justice around the Great Lakes. Attendees pledged to challenge Nestl and end the water crises in Flint, Detroit and Indigenous nations.

11:50

Will the Fed Stab Investors in the Back? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will the Fed Stab Investors in the Back? by Bill Bonner Bonner and Partners TDC Note The question is not if, the question is how many more times will the Fed stab investors in the back. #### BUENOS...

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11:49

MACKAY Mackay mums drink-driving shame "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 11, 2017 at 05:52AM ,

Mackay mums drink-driving shame

October 11, 2017 at 05:52AM ,

The 54-year-old Mackay mother-of-three appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday charged with one count each of assault or obstruct police

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11:49

MACKAY Mackay mans mega charge list "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 11, 2017 at 05:07AM ,

Mackay mans mega charge list

October 11, 2017 at 05:07AM ,

DALE Christopher Smelts last-second request for bail was promptly knocked back in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday morning. Any chance of

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11:49

MACKAY Fine for drunken CBD rampage "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 11, 2017 at 05:07AM ,

Fine for drunken CBD rampage

October 11, 2017 at 05:07AM ,

The Mackay man, 22, pleaded guilty to a public nuisance charge in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday after a drunken tirade in the CBD. The court

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11:49

MACKAY Drug-driving with kids in vehicle "IndyWatch Feed National"

MACKAY October 11, 2017 at 05:07AM ,

Drug-driving with kids in vehicle

October 11, 2017 at 05:07AM ,

DRUG-DRIVING with kids in the car landed Tayla-Jade Vincente Fodera in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday. The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to

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11:49

Initial Gallium3D VC5 Driver Merged Into Mesa "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The initial "VC5" Gallium3D driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics hardware has been merged into mainline Mesa...

11:47

Israeli intelligence alerted US to Kaspersky-linked Russian hackers: report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Israeli intelligence officials surveilling their Russian counterparts alerted the United States to widespread intrusions that led to the U.S. government's decision to purge Kaspersky antivirus software from computers last month, according to a...

11:44

North Korea Might Have One Weapon That America Wont Be Able to Stop "IndyWatch Feed World"

Biological weapons combined with chemical and nuclear weapons attached to long-range missiles would give Kim Jong-un the devastating military tools needed to kill millions of peopleand hit the U.S. homeland. Food for thought every time the worlds attention turns to the Korean peninsula. While the world might be worried about all things North Koreaespecially its []

11:41

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs: Stoking Islamophobia and Defending Racism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Would a farmer ask a fox to help design a security system for her free-range chickens?

A group that stokes Islamophobia and defends an explicitly supremacist organization shouldnt be part of a Public Consultation on Systemic Discrimination and Racism in Qubec. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) should be removed from the list of selected organizations for this important initiative.

While groups participating in the just launched consultation are supposed to develop concrete proposals to combat systemic discrimination and racism, last summer CIJA campaigned aggressively against a Green Party of Canada resolution calling on the Canada Revenue Agency to revoke the charitable status of an explicitly racist organization. The Greens motion described the Jewish National Funds (JNF) discrimination against non-Jews in Israel through its bylaws which prohibit the lease or sale of its lands to non-Jews. Owner of 13 percent of Israels land mostly seized from Palestinians in 1948 the JNF systematically discriminates against the 20% of non-Jewish Israeli citizens. JNF racism is not the all too common personal or even structural variety, rather a legalistic discrimination outlawed in Canada six decades ago.

CIJA and the JNF Canada often work together and sponsor each others events. Additionally, JNF Canada CEO Lance Davis previously worked as CIJAs National Jewish Campus Life director.

Beyond defending racist land-use policies in Israel, CIJA has stigmatized marginalized Canadians by hyping Islamic terror and targeting Arab and Muslim community representatives, papers, organizations, etc. In response to a truck attack in Nice, France, la...

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Twitter inadvertently handed Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) a valuable talking point for her S