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Thursday, 14 December

07:14

Igor Yasin: If theres no freedom of assembly for LGBT, theres none for anyone else "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian activist Igor Yasin on attitudes towards LGBT in Russias regions, why the opposition has a homophobia problem, and how to assert your rights and still be heard. RU

Igor Yasin. Photo(c): Yulia Koroleva. All rights reserved.Life isnt easy for representatives of Russias LGBT community who dont hide their sexual orientation. A 2013 law on gay propaganda has, in effect, legalised LGBT discrimination. Today, when Russian courts examine offences committed against LGBT people, they often do not even establish hate as a motivating factor.

As part of oDRs series on Russian civic activists (check out our other articles here and here), I spoke to Igor Yasin, one of the leaders of the Rainbow Association, an organiser of public meetings in support of LGBT and co-chair of the Union of Journalists, about attitudes towards LGBT in Russias regions, why the Russian opposition has a homophobia problem and how to speak about your rights and be heard.

How did you come to activism?

Igor Yasin: I was finishing my undergraduate degree in Egypt, at Cairo University, where I got interested in politics. I first took part in street protest in 2003, in anti-war demonstrations. When I returned to Russia, I decided to figure out what was happening here politically. At that point, Id already realised left-wing views chimed with mine. I began searching online about organisations and found AKM [Avantgarde of Red Youth, the youth wing of Working Russia; its leader is Sergey Udaltsov - ed.], and spoke to a few of its activists. Later, I found Socialist Resistance, which was then renamed to the Committee for the Workers International. Back then,...

01:07

Light pollution lures nighttime pollinators away from plants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Populations of bees, bats, butterflies and other pollinators have been declining for decades due to habitat loss, disease, pesticides and climate change. Now, scientists have documented yet another threat to pollinators: nighttime light pollution. In a recent study in Nature, ecologists showed that plants growing near streetlights were pollinated far less often at night and produced fewer fruits than their unilluminated counterparts. In turn, this may compromise the efficiency of daytime pollinators in the same fields, the authors conclude. Even though daytime pollinators are usually more numerous than nighttime pollinators, they were unable to make up the difference in lost pollination of plants kept under artificial lighting, said Eva Knop, an ecologist at the University of Bern in Switzerland and the studys lead author. Some studies have shown that nighttime pollinators seem to be more effective at transferring pollen between plants than their [daytime] counterparts, Knop told Mongabay. Scientists estimate that one-third of all cash crops depend upon animal-mediated pollination. Many plants receive most of their pollination after dark, especially in tropical and desert climates. These plants attract nocturnal pollinators by producing alluring fragrances and copious amounts of nectar. Nocturnal pollinators swarm around a street light in Virginia, USA. Photo courtesy of Serge Melki Unfortunately, pollinators drawn to lights, such as moths, find artificial light more tantalizing than nectar. Such nighttime emissions have increased by more than 70 percent in North America and Europe over the last two decades, particularly in residential areas, according to published estimates. To determine if

01:00

Taking the physicians pulse on cybersecurity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA). This, along with additional findings, signals a call to action for the healthcare sector to increase cybersecurity support for medical practices in their communities. Cybersecurity concerns The findings, which examined the experiences of roughly 1,300 U.S. physicians, underscore the recognition that it is not if but when a cyberattack More

00:45

IoT data exchange: Building trust and value "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The results of Ciscos IoT Value/Trust Paradox report show that, while most consumers believe IoT services deliver significant value for them, very few understand or trust how their IoT data is being managed and used. This conclusion has revealed an interesting paradox: despite their lack of trust in IoT data security, consumers on the whole say that they are unwilling to disconnect from IoT services, even temporarily. These findings indicate that we are approaching the More

00:25

Flaw in Office 365 with Azure AD Connect could result in domain compromise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Preempt research team has uncovered a vulnerability with Microsoft Office 365 when integrated with an on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) using Azure AD Connect software that unnecessarily gives users elevated administrator privileges, making them stealthy administrators. Preempt discovered this surprising issue was occurring when customers were installing Microsoft Office 365 with Azure AD Connect software for on-premise AD DS integration (hybrid deployment). Most Active Directory audit systems easily alert on excessive privileges, More

00:00

Emerging trends companies should prepare for in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Todays organizations face a cyber security landscape that is more difficult to navigate than ever before. To shed light on what lies ahead and help businesses better prepare for emerging threats, Experian Data Breach Resolution released its fifth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast with five key predictions for 2018. Our threat landscape is constantly evolving, making it increasingly difficult for businesses to mitigate risk, said Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Data Breach Resolution. Its More

Wednesday, 13 December

23:30

Whitepaper: Top 20 cyber attacks on ICS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The technique for evaluating the risk of cyber-sabotage of industrial processes are well understood by those skilled in the art. Essentially, such risk assessments evaluate a typically large inventory of possible cyber attacks against the cyber-physical system in question, and render a verdict. Communicating the verdict to business decision-makers who are not familiar with cyber-security minutia is more difficult, especially for the low-frequency, high-impact (LFHI) type of attacks for which there is little statistical data. More

22:48

MACKAY Behind bars after admitting to string of alcohol thefts "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY December 13, 2017 at 08:30AM ,

Behind bars after admitting to string of alcohol thefts

December 13, 2017 at 08:30AM ,

A SLADE Point booze bandit has admitted to ripping off alcohol from pubs and bottle shops across the region in October, including the Shamrock Hotel, Liquorland and Dan Murphys. Karen Patricia Anne-Mareie Wise faced Mackay Magistrates Court via videolink from prison on Monday, pleading guilty

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22:48

MACKAY False allegations led to assault "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY December 13, 2017 at 05:30AM ,

False allegations led to assault

December 13, 2017 at 05:30AM ,

Mooney, a 21-year-old apprentice boilermaker, faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, pleading guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm. He came before the court to face the music after three police warrants had been issued for his arrest. Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said about 5pm on April 14,

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MACKAY Police search home, uncover trench knife "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

MACKAY December 13, 2017 at 09:03AM ,

Police search home, uncover trench knife

December 13, 2017 at 09:03AM ,

Knuckledusters are classed as a category M weapon in Queensland, and can attract heavy penalties. Cross pleaded guilty in Mackay Magistrates Court on Tuesday to possessing the knuckledusters after police searched his home. Magistrate Damien Dwyer fined Cross $500 and a conviction was not

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21:25

To become a bit more human: Review of Beln Fernndez, Letter from Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Letter from Iran Beln Fernndez reminds us that wepeople everywhereare not Washington cyphers but flesh-and-blood human beings who must keep being defiant in order to retain that status.

Esfahan, Iran. Picture by Nick Taylor / Flickr.com. Some rights reserved (CC BY 2.0)As a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Thomas Friedman represents the acme of establishment journalism. As the man who came up with the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention, he might better fit W. B. Yeats depiction, viz. There is nothing in [journalists] but tittering jeering emptiness. Yet Friedman is actually much worse than a hamburger purveyor since, as Beln Fernndez has scathingly demonstrated, he is The Imperial Messenger, complete with guerdons, garlands and garbling. Friedmans Iran is only scantily parodied in the clever spoof The New York Times Op-Ed generator as a country where a mindset of peace and stability will seem foreign and strange. [] If corruption is Irans curtain rod, then freedom is certainly its faucet. What might a curtain rod and faucet have to do with Iran? Meaning here is overridden by function, something Karl Kraus warned of. A Friedman-style journalist kills our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies. One reads his rubbish and a desire to smack him red-mists any rational imagining of what he is actually saying. But the message being drummed in is that America must impose its mindset on those who are foreign to it, with nuclear weapons if necessary. He literally threatens everyones lives.

Beln Fernndez is another kind of journalist, more like that described by Marguerite Duras. Every journalist is a moralist [], someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees []. This journalist isnt after establishment awards but offers a gift that only asks in return a response in the same coin: that we see ourse.........

21:16

Watch: What Is the Likely Outcome of Gujarat Elections 2017? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a conversation with Karan Thapar, Sanjay Kumar, the director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Prashant Jha, author and associate editor at Hindustan Times, discuss the likely outcome of the Gujarat elections.

The post Watch: What Is the Likely Outcome of Gujarat Elections 2017? appeared first on The Wire.

21:15

Democrats Have a Chance to Revive the Party. Will They Seize It? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last weekend, members of the partys Unity Reform Commission voted on final recommendations for reforming the national party. The commission is the creation of an agreement made by Sanders and Clinton at the 2016 national convention to help heal the deep wounds the primary had left with Sanders supporters.

21:09

Ex Spy Chief Admits War With Trump 1938 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good evening, Im still reporting on: Ex Spy Chief Admits War With Trump 1938 Synopsis: Mike Morell, the former DCI Director, Central Intelligence in an interview in Politico is in essence waving a white flag of surrender to President Trump and begging for mercy for all the Deep State to see. Morell admits that his role in helping to politicize the intelligence community against President Trump was something he and other Deep State spooks didnt think through. Morell, infamously said in a 2016 NYT op-ed that he was committed to helping Hillary Clinton by doing: " everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president." But he went completely over the edge by saying that candidate Trump was: a threat to our national security. But it gets worse. Morell even said: in the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation. This one statement made Mr. Morell unclearable for the rest of his natural life. This one statement opened the door to the most inept smoke-and mirrors job in intelligence history trying to hide the treasonous relationship between the former Secretary of State and the Russians particularly the Uranium One deal. Smoke and mirrors is one of the oldest disinformation tricks in the spy business blame your political opponent with the crimes you, yourself, have committed in an attempt to divert sufficient attention so that you can get away with your crimes. Well, this set of crimes goes under the treason category, and Mr. Morell knows it, so he wants to be the first one into the life boat. The question is; what drives an entire group of highly-educated, highly-cleared group of top intelligence officials think that they could get away with placing a criminal cabal permanently at the head of the government of the United States of America? Only the memoirs of these guys over the next decade will tell that tale. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with...

21:08

Stressful Year Ahead for Spanish Banks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The spillover effects.

Just how much more stress Europes banking system can bear will be one of the big questions of 2018. This year was already a pretty stressful year, what with two major Italian banks being put out of their misery while, another, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, was brought back from the dead. In Spain, 300,000 shareholders and subordinate bondholders mourned the passing of the countrys sixth biggest bank, Banco Popular, which was acquired by Santander for the measly price of one euro.

Now, a whole new problem awaits. A report published by Spains second largest lender, BBVA, has warned about the potential impact on the sectors profitability of new rules on provisions due to come into effect in early 2018.

Until now, banks only had to report losses when loans began deteriorating i.e. when the defaults began. But the introduction in January of a new accounting rule, known as IFRS 9, will force banks in Europe to provision for souring loans much sooner than at present. One direct result will be that banks will have to hold more capital on their books, and that will have a detrimental impact on their profits.

If next years stress test by the ECB sets the same macroeconomic conditions and parameters as those used in 2014, banks holding just over one-fifth of the market share in Spain measured in risk-weighted assets would have to undertake provisions exceeding 200 basis points, the BBVA report predicts. That would leave some entities with a solvency rating lower than 9% i.e., on the brink or even below the minimal level required by European regulation

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21:07

Woman Offered $200,000 to File Sex Charges on Trump, 1935 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Good evening, Im still reporting on: Woman Offered $200,000 to File Sex Charges on Trump, 1935 Synopsis: Well, here it comes. The desperate Democrats are getting set up now for their final push in their weak attempt to bounce Pres. Trump out of office. They have gotten rid of two of their most problematic members of Congress in hopes that this will set a sufficient precedent in the public mind too then use it against Trump. The latest Trump accuser is a woman named Summer Zervos, a contestant on The Apprentice in 2005. Last Tuesday, December 5, Zervos appeared in New York City with - guess who - Atty. Gloria Allred. Zervos claims that Trump kissed her 12 years ago on the lips without her consent twice - no less. And on the second occasion, he grabed her shoulder, placed his other hand on her breast, and pressed himself against her. In the B.O. era (before Obama), this would have met with the swift justice of a good slap in the face -- UNLESS the woman was there in his Beverly Hills hotel room to get something for herself. Well, what do you know, shes already admitted that she was there to try to get a job. Really? Is this the best the Deep State can dredge up? Trump has called her allegations: false smears for personal fame, [and] total lies. Consequently, Zervos is suing President Trump for defamation in New York for this Trumps shocking rejoinder to her shocking allegations about a big, shocking 12-year-old nothing if you ask me. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: http://RuggedReserves.com - - Denas Pair Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM 6 portable pain relief device. Call Coach Jimmy at 503-395-4142, or check the website: https://www.denaspainreliefstore.com 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...

21:02

Talking to the Media : Avoiding the Pitfalls: A Guide for Anarchists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anarchists have appeared in the corporate media a lot this year, from the first breathless reports on resistance to the rise of the far right to recent appearances in the fashion pages. But not all visibility is good visibility. The Trump regime is looking to popularize an image of anarchists and other activists as a major threat to public order in order to legitimize further crackdowns; fascist organizations have worked hard to capitalize on a media profile of antifa as violent and mysterious in order to draw more people into their ranks. Corporate media outlets like the Wall Street Journal are notorious for catering to the reactionary politics of their owners, while even the most sympathetic media coverage can be useful to law enforcement agencies seeking information to use against activists.

Anarchists and others have long been critical of the function of the media itself. Yet its not always possible to avoid press coverage; in the information age, its spin or be spun. When we act effectively in pursuit of social change, media outlets will seek to represent us to the general publicand unless we can disrupt their narratives, most people will see us through their eyes.

Corporate media is not a neutral space in which we can present ideas the way we can in direct conversation with our coworkers and neighbors. It is a strategic terrain on which the authorities position themselves to legitimate the use of force. To step in front of the cameras is to enter a hostile territory controlled by a class that is determined to use our images against us. If we enable media outlets to depict us as violent, alien, or extremeno matter how strong the arguments we make in favor of our tactics or ideasthe ultimate result will be that the authorities are emboldened to step up their attacks on us.

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21:01

FCC Chair Blasts Google & Facebook, 1937 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: FCC Chair Blasts Google & Facebook, 1937 Synopsis: A key part of the lefts propaganda operation is the censorship role Google and Facebook are playing. In my world YouTube censorship is done by whats called demonetization. Its gotten so bad that Now YouTube demonetizes nearly every report I put up. Just yesterday, they even demonetized my report of the new European experimental fission reactor. You just cant get any less controversial than that. Their trick is they will re-monetize it in a couple days long after the bulk of the views have calmed down. Tucker Carlson had the chairman of the FCC on tonight to discuss what he sees as having gone wrong that has allowed this censorship condition to thrive. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com - Rugged Reserves, home of the solar-powered tactical flashlight with a 100% lifetime guarantee. Call 800-621-7902. Website: http://RuggedReserves.com - - Denas Pair Relief Store - exclusive importers of the Denas PCM 6 portable pain relief device. Call Coach Jimmy at 503-395-4142, or check the website: https://www.denaspainreliefstore.com 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 tw...

21:00

UHM MISSING TRILLIONS? NOW ITS MISSING SOLDIERS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ms. S.H. found this one, and I have to file it under the ""call it conspiracy" and "you tell me" categories because, quite frankly,

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20:59

Do Black Students Need White Classmates? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A news report worries about the racial makeup of charter schools, despite their better performance.

Students at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, Oct. 20.
Students at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, Oct. 20. PHOTO: CARRIE ANTLFINGER/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Associated Press published a hit piece earlier this month that blamed charter schools for perpetrating racial segregation. No shock there. The mainstream press has long been sympathetic to left-wing critiques of school choice, and racial imbalance in the classroom is regularly trotted out by union leaders like Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers as a reason to ban charter schools, however high-performing.

More interesting (and somewhat encouraging) was the backlash to the AP analysis from others on the political left. Shavar Jeffries of Democrats for Education Reform, an outfit that advocates school choice, faulted the reporters methodology, among other issues. The AP makes apples-to-oranges comparisons that contrast the demographics of individual charter s...

20:58

We are hiring. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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20:58

Abduct, imprison, repeat: israel systematically imprisons Palestinians on false or no charges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Abduct, imprison, repeat: Israel systematically imprisons Palestinians on false or no charges A Palestinian demonstrator holds an anti-U.S. President Donald Trump poster during a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, near Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah May 22, 2017. Reuters People around the world []

20:53

Bonfire of the academies: Two professors on how leftist intolerance is killing higher education "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At colleges and universities all over the country, students are protesting in increasingly virulent and som....

20:48

Erdogan turns guns on US at summit on Jerusalem marred by regional feuds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Turkish president says Jerusalem is a 'red line', but Saudi Arabia and allies send only low-level representatives to heads of state summit

20:45

One Of The Greats In The Business Says Gold & Silver Sector Setting Up For A Big Trade To The Upside "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One Of The Greats In The Business Says Gold & Silver Sector Setting Up For A Big Trade To The Upside from King World News Today one of the greats in the business said the metals complex is setting up...

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20:45

Trump, Netanyahu and Mohammad Bin Salman: Destroyers of the Neoliberal World Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The neoliberal world order has been in crisis for some years now, with no signs of recovery. Trump's victory is an expression of a breach of trust between the American people and the national elites.

20:44

Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America (Was it ever?) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America The U.S. lost the military gamble in Syria; now it appears to be ceding its diplomatic edge, too. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L), Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shake hands prior to the Syria talks in Sochi. ( Credit: CreartiveCommons/www.kremlin.ru. As 2017 []

20:42

Indias grasp on IT jobs is loosening up. Is artificial intelligence to blame? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Kumar lost his job, he became part of a wave of layoffs washing through the Indian IT industrya term that includes, in its vastness, call centers, engineering services, business process outsourcing firms, and infrastructure management and software companies. The recent layoffs are part of the industrys most significant period of churn since it began to boom two decades ago. Companies dont necessarily attribute these layoffs directly to automation, but at the same time, they constantly identify automation as the spark for huge changes in the industry. Bots, machine learning, and algorithms that robotically execute processes are rendering old skills redundant, recasting the idea of work and making a smaller labor force seem likely.


Technology outsourcing has been Indias only reliable job creator in the past 30 years. Now artificial intelligence threatens to wipe out those gains.

20:42

The American Propaganda War Heats Up, 1936 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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20:40

Judge Corcoran Got His User ID/Desk Back (as ILO Asked), But Cannot Perform Actual Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A book on a desk

Summary: The latest update regarding Patrick Corcoran, whose 3-year ordeal is far from over in spite of ILOs unambiguous rulings in his favour

THINGS are worse than widely believed. We are a couple of hours away from EPO staff protests and theres no indication that justice will be respected. Well, what we have here is minimal perception of independence and minimal perception of compliance with the ruling.

How can anyone decide to not go to protest today?Corcoran can go into the Haar building, based on a source, but no other building. He has a room, desk, and chair. No phone. No computer. No office equipment. Delegates to Administrative Council have been told anyone in HR who challenges a decision, e.g. at ILO, is disloyal. People with cases at ILO are told by HR that even if they win, EPO will ignore it.

How can anyone decide to not go to protest today?

20:37

trade.io Announces Upcoming Tier Change For Its Trade Token, Having Amassed Over $15.5 Million in Funds & 7,000 Participants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

13 December 2017, Zug Switzerlandtrade.io  has announced that more than $15.5 million has been raised for the ICO since its launch, plus more than 6,000 participants have subscribed to join the trading revolution.  Now in full swing, and in the midst of its ICO period, the company will be changing tiers on its Trade Token (TIO) thereby increasing value from 1 ETH = 900 TIO to 1 ETH = 800 TIO.  This change will occur on 14 December 2017 08:59 CET.

This news closely follows the announcement of the board to acquire a US-based broker / dealer, as well as the launch of a string of partnerships with blockchain industry leaders including HitBTC and The University of Nicosia.  HitBTC will be listing the tradetoken (TIO) on their exchange in mid-January 2018, and the company will be sponsoring an incubator at the University of Nicosia known as the Bitcoin university and the first academic institution worldwide to publish academic certifications on the blockchain.

With more than $15.5 in funding already, the company has already far surpassed its soft target which enables it to build out the technologies that it has committed to its early adopters, including Primus Capital Markets, FXPrimus and others.

Most attractive for existing token holders, however is the opportunity for them to participate in a growing Liquidity Pool.  An innovation in blockchain circles, the liquidity pool enables eligible participants to benefit from successes of the company, by receiving regular rebates in fiat or ETH.

CEO, Jim Preissler commented on the announcement, We have been overwhelmed by the support of the community and by the sheer volume of people wishing to join the trading revolution.  Never resting on our laurels, we continue to proactively push forward with new partnerships and new innovations in order to add value for our existing participants who form part of our industry-leading liquidity pool.

trade.io ICO ends on 4 January 2018, and the next tier change will occur on 14 December 2018.

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20:36

BitTorrent Inc. Emerges Victorious Following EU Trademark Dispute "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For anyone familiar with the BitTorrent brand, there can only be one company that springs to mind. BitTorrent Inc., the outfit behind uTorrent that still employs BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen, seems the logical choice, but not everything is straightforward.

Back in June 2003, a company called BitTorrent Marketing GmbH filed an application to register an EU trademark for the term BitTorrent with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The company hoped to exploit the trademark for a wide range of uses from marketing, advertising, retail, mail order and Internet sales, to film, television and video licensing plus providing of memory space on the internet.

The trademark application was published in Jul 2004 and registered in June 2006. However, in June 2011 BitTorrent Inc. filed an application for its revocation on the grounds that the trademark had not been put to genuine use in the European Union in connection with the services concerned within a continuous period of five years.

A year later, the EUIPO notified BitTorrent Marketing GmbH that it had three months to submit evidence of the trademarks use. After an application from the company, more time was given to present evidence and a deadline was set for November 21, 2011. Things did not go to plan, however.

On the very last day, BitTorrent Marketing GmbH responded to the request by fax, noting that a five-page letter had been sent along with 69 pages of additional evidence. But something went wrong, with the fax machine continually reporting errors. Several days later, the evidence arrived by mail, but that was technically too late.

In September 2013, BitTorrent Inc.s application for the trademark to be revoked was upheld but in November 2013, BitTorrent Marketing GmbH (by now known as Hochmann Marketing GmbH) appealed against the decision to revoke.

Almost two years later in August 2015, an EUIPO appeal held that Hochmann had submitted no relevant proof before the specified deadline that the trademark had been in previous use. On this basis, the evidence could not be taken into account.

[The appeal] therefore concluded that genuine use of the mark at issue had not been proven, and held that the mark must be revoked with effect from 24 June 2011, EUIPO documentation reads.

However, Hochmann Marketing GmbH wasnt about to give up, demanding that the decision be annulled and that EUIPO and BitTorrent Inc. should pay the costs. In response, EUIPO and BitTorrent Inc. demanded the opposite, that Hochmanns action should be dismissed and they should pay the costs instead.

In its decision published yesterday, the EU General Court (Third C...

20:35

Letters, Misunderstandings and Sabotage: Behind the Scenes of Satyajit Rays Shatranj Ke Khiladi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In My Adventures with Satyajit Ray: The Making of Shatranj ke Khiladi, producer Suresh Jindal paints a candid picture of the films creation.

A still from <em>Shatranj ke Khiladi</em>.

A still from Shatranj ke Khiladi.

Sometime in 1977, I saw the film Shatranj ke Khiladi in Bombays Regal cinema. It was an afternoon show and if my memory is right, the second day after release. The vast balcony was empty save for a few scattered viewers and after the interval a few of them did not come back.

Two days later I went again the film had moved me and most of all, Amjad Khans outstanding turn as an effete king but an artistic soul was deeply touching. Khans previous film was Sholay, in which he had dominated the screen as an evil dacoit; here, he was a ruler who could not understand, much less control, the rapidly-changing events around him. Each performance was terrific, but I went back for Khan.

At the time, I had heard stories of how the films release had been sabotaged by powerful Bombay film industry interests, who did not want Satyajit Ray to succeed in their domain this was his first Hindi film and its success would show them up as purveyors of crass and loud commercial cinema.

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20:34

New CDC Statistics: 1 out of every 36 Children in the U.S. has Autism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that one out of every 36 children in the U.S. now are diagnosed with autism.

The rate in 2013 was one out of 50, in 2008 the rate was one out of 88, in 2002 the rate was one out of 250, and in 1980, six years before Congress and President Reagan passed a law giving vaccine manufacturers total legal immunity for injuries or deaths caused by vaccines, the rate was only one out of 10,000.

This should be headline news, and yet the corporate-sponsored mainstream media has been mostly silent on this report.

MIT researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff has stated that given current trends, by the year 2025 half of all children will be diagnosed with autism.

To break down the data supplied by the CDC, the VAXXED team turned to Dr. Brian Hooker. Dr. Hooker is perhaps the most knowledgeable person in the world regarding the CDC and the data they have compiled regarding vaccines and autism.

Dr. Hooker is the father of a vaccine-injured child, and is a Ph.D. researcher. He has fought against the CDC for more than 14 years, using the Freedom of Information Act to try and gather as much data as he could from the studies that the CDC has published that claim there is no link between vaccines and autism.

He has submitted much of the results of his own internal investigation of the CDC data on vaccines and autism to Congress. Congressman Bill Posey has assisted him in forcing the CDC to comply with many of these requests.

After almost 12 years, his tireless pursuit of finding the truth resulted in the CDC finally handing over documents so that Dr. Hooker could look at the raw data that the CDC used to claim that there was no link between vaccines and autism.

It took some Congressional pressure from Congressman Bill Posey to get this information. (See:...

20:32

Putins Syria Victory Lap Teaches Middle Eastern Leaders One Important Lesson: Russia not leaving anytime soon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visiting Syria, Egypt and Turkey in one day, Putin establishes himself as the only world leader with real influence in the Middle East

By Anshel Pfeffer Dec 13, 2017 10:14 AM
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.828367

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad visiting the Khmeimim air base in Latakia Province, Syriam December 11, 2017.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, and Syrian President Bashar Assad visiting the Khmeimim air base in Latakia Province, Syriam December 11, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik via Reuters
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As Russian President Vladimir Putin landed Monday morning at Khmeimim air base in Syria, the first person to greet him as he stepped onto the tarmac was a Russian military officer. Only then was he approached by Syrian President Bashar Assad, and together they walked down the runway, passing Russian bomber jets and attack helicopters.
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The message was clear. The first visit to Syria in seven years by a foreign leader wasnt a regular state visit: Putin was there to inspect Russias latest outpost.
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He may have taken the opportunity to announce that Russia is to begin withdrawing most of its troops from Syria. But that was mainly a statement for domestic consumption back home, the idea of foreign wars isnt very popular.
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On the ground in Syria, though, the message was very different. Russia now has its permanent base in the Middle East, and just because the battle against the Islamic State is winding down, that doesnt mean the Russian aircraft will be leaving anytime soon.

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Putins short stop in Khmeimim, on his way to a longer visit to Cairo in Egypt and Ankara in Turkey, was very much a victory lap. Twenty-seven months since the Russian deployment to Syria began, no one has any illusions that, as far as the Kremlin is concerned, this has been a resounding success. There were expectations that this foreign intervention in a Mideast war would end in tears, as so many previous ones had. But not this time.

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20:28

Lawyer Says U.S. Responsible for Dark History of Papua "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"



WEDNESDAY, 13 DECEMBER, 2017 | 08:06 WIB
Lawyer Says U.S. Responsible for Dark History of Papua

                                                   Tempo/Rezki Alvionitasari.
TEMPO.COJakarta - Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman said that the United States is also responsible for the dark history of Papua recorded in the U.S. declassified files. The United States knew about violations of the right to self-determination and war crimes in Papua, but it did nothing, she said. Veronica said that the U.S. failed to address the frauds in a referendum (Perpera) in 1969. Having brokered the New York Agreement on August 15, 1962, leading to the Pepera, the U.S. did not oversee its implementation. Based on the New York Agreement that wa...

20:25

Ounce Of Prevention | HARD Facts About SOFT Drinks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Soft drinks consumption dramatically escalates during the festive season. Drinking soft drinks may seem so pleasant and so innocent because this cold, artificially flavoured, sweet liquid with its acidic tang, combined with the tickle of gas bubbles, is carefully designed to seduce and addict the consumer.
According to market surveys, soft drink sales continue to escalate each year, fuelled by aggressive multimillion-dollar advertisement campaigns directed mainly at children and teenagers. In the United States, for example, young males aged 12-29 are the biggest soda consumers, drinking over 160 gallons per year - almost two quarts per day, and the girls are rapidly catching up.
Hundreds of published studies on soft drinks indicate that they are not healthy. If you regularly drink sodas, this holiday season may be the time to put the bottle or can down and take a serious look at what you are consuming.
Parents, this may be the time for you to talk with your kids and change their choice of drinks.
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20:25

British antique dealers fighting blanket ivory ban "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Telegraph

The ivory trade is blamed for driving elephants to the brink of extinction Credit:  Heathcliff OMalley for The Telegraph

Antiques dealers are launching a last minute attempt to block a Government blanket ban on ivory sales, arguing for a licensing scheme that would still allow them to trade in fine pieces.

Representatives of the trade have told MPs that the ban proposed by Michael Gove would not work.

The Environment Secretary announced in October that he proposed banning the sale of all ivory, both new and antique, after a high-profile campaign backed by the Duke of Cambridge.

Campaigners have warned that elephants are being driven to the brink of extinction by illegal poaching fuelle...

20:25

War on Palestines food supplies: Gaza Fishing Zone Decreased to Six Nautical Miles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gaza Fishing Zone Decreased to Six Nautical Miles 0 .singleblog-contan .summary-image:not(:first-child){ display: none; } 13 Dec 2:22 AM         The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has condemned an Israeli decision to once again decrease the fishing area to 6 nautical miles, off the area from the Gaza Valley to Rafah City []

20:22

Releases free preview of Quantum Development Kit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So you want to learn how to program a quantum computer. Now, theres a toolkit for that.

The Quantum Development Kit, which Microsoft first announced at its Ignite conference in September, is designed for developers who are eager to learn how to program on quantum computers whether or not they are experts in the field of quantum physics.

20:21

Abbas: Whole World Stands Against Trumps Jerusalem Recognition Erdogan calls on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Haaretz, The Associated Press and Reuters

Abbas calls Trumps decision the greatest crime and says Jerusalem will always be the capital of Palestine

Dec 13, 2017 11:02 AM (In Jerusalem)

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Mahmoud Abbas. FILE photo

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday morning that the whole world stands against U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital.

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Abbas called Trumps decision the greatest crime and said Jerusalem will always be the capital of Palestine.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Washingtons decision last week as a reward for Israeli terror acts and said the city was a red line for Muslims.

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Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine and said the United States should reverse its decision.

The two leaders made the remarks at a summit in Turkey of leaders and top officials from Islamic nations that is expected to forge a unified stance against Washingtons policy shift.

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The summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation could also offer the Muslim worlds strongest response yet to Washingtons move.

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Turkey, the summit host, has sharply criticized what it described as weak Arab response so far on the issue of contested Jerusalem.

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read more: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/1.828687?utm_source=Push_Notification&utm_medium=web_push&utm_campaign=General


20:21

British opinion poll finds 85% in favour of ivory ban, with emotion trumping reality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Independent

Poll finds 85% of British public supports ban on ivory sales

It is clear that the public do not want ministers to allow any loopholes, says conservation leader

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Twenty-thousand elephants a year are killed by poachers for their tusks

The British public overwhelmingly supports a ban on ivory sales, with a majority urging ministers to allow no exemptions to the proposed prohibition of the trade, according to a new poll.

The survey, carried out by Kantar TNS and commissioned by a group of nine NGOs, found that 85 per cent of the public support a ban on the sales.

Current UK laws allow the trade of antiques, carved before 1947, but the Government in October bowed to pressure by campaigners to ban the sale of ivory regardless of its age.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is currently running a three-month consultation on the ban.

The Government proposes a number of exceptions for antique ivory items  including musical instruments, items of significant cultural value and those containing only a small amount of ivory  which it argues do not contribute to...

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20:20

USA - Athens - Whatley to leave council "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


WhatleyCiting personal reasons, Athens City Council member Joe Whatley resigned on Monday following  a five-and-a-half hour meeting.
 
Whatley was first elected to the Place 3 seat in 2014. He previously served on the Athens Municipal Water Authority board.
 
Whatley is the second council member to resign since October, when Place 1 council  member Tres Winn left because he was moving out of the city limits. Robert Gross was chosen in November to serve the remainder of Winn's term.
 
At the meeting, council members discussed whether the city would continue to add fluoride to the water system. Mayor Monte Montgomery said the practice of adding fluoride to the city's water was started by AMWA in 1984.
"This came up when AMWA and the city of Athens renegotiated the contract (in 2014)," Montgomery said. "Councilman Whatley and I were involved with that."
When the city ordered a water-rate study, council members learned it was not mandatory or necessary to add fluoride to the water supply.
"Councilman Whatley and I thought, if it's not mandatory, we need to look at it," Montgomery said.
Managing Director of Public Services Ryan Adams said fluoride is a broad spectrum solution to poor dental health.
"Proponents of fluoride, they are mostly at the higher level of medical and federal regulatory entities," he said.
 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Dental Association are two major supporters of the additive. Opponents say it can cause an array of problems, including dental fluorosis.
Adams said city officials have not bout any additional fluoride since the council considered eliminating it in 2016. The council voted at that time to deny a bid to buy additional fluoride.
"We're still exhausting those existing supplies," Adams said.
The city has received numerous e-mails for and against fluoridation, Adams said. Three dentists gave their opinions on whether the substance was a benefit to a person's dental health.
Dr. Steve Woodruff said he opposes fluoridation of the water. "It is a drug. It is required, therefore, to be administere...

20:20

Grassley's Choice: Ethanol or Personal Integrity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On September 7th, Donald Trump Jr. appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, largely to explain the meeting he held in Trump Tower on June 9th, 2016 in which a gaggle of Putin-connected Russians offered dirt on Hillary Clinton. The chairman of the Judiciary Committee is Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and the president wanted to make sure Grassley would be in the right state of mind when the senators committee grilled his son. So, as soon as the Trump Jrs appearance was confirmed, Trump Sr. offered Grassley a gift basket.

Donald Trump called a senior Republican senator from Iowa on Wednesday whose congressional committee is investigating his son, Donald Trump Jr, and promised him critical federal support for the biofuel ethanol, a key issue for the lawmaker.

Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee and a major advocate of the ethanol industry, announced on Twitter that he had received a phone call from Trump and had been assured by the US president that Trump was pro ethanol and was standing by his campaign promise to support the biofuel.

The phone call came less than a day after CNN reported that Trumps eldest son had reached an agreement with the committee to appear in a private session and answer investigators questions.

This is typical of the ham-handed and transparent way that the president operates. There isnt the slightest bit of subtlety in this kind of approach. And it makes Grassley look embarrassingly corrupt.

I dont know if Grassley was secretly irritated to be compromised in such an obvious manner, but he didn&rsquo.........

I Didn't Want to Care About Doug Jones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I made a big mistake. I decided to watch the speech that Doug Jones gave on December 5th. It was a mistake because it made me admire the man, and that set me up to be disappointed tonight if he doesnt win the special election for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions IIIs seat in the U.S. Senate.

Ill be honest, the election of Donald Trump caused post-traumatic stress disorder, which isnt an ideal condition for a political prognosticator. One way of protecting myself is to not allow myself to get my hopes up, especially in a case where the prospects for victory have never been particularly strong. The simpler and safer course is to assume defeat and stand ready to be pleasantly surprised.

One advantage Ive had in this case is that it simply isnt possible to tell who will win based on the polls. Of course, the polls said Clinton would win and she didnt, so I wouldnt trust even a modest polling lead. But lacking any lead at all, its not difficult or unjustified to take an agnostic view of the likely result tonight.

What I didnt want to do is to get emotionally invested in this election. But watching Doug Joness December 5th speech created a problem for me. He seems to combine some of the better characteristics of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and at the same time to lack some of their flaws. Overall, hes more progressive than either of them. He connects with an audience a little better than Carter and he brings more moral authority than Clinton ever could. He has a worldview that brings an historic scope to his message. He knows well whats been holding Alabama back, that they missed out on the New South entirely. Hes prosecuted Klansmen, including the men who carried out the Klans most notorious crime. Hes prosecuted child molesters. He may not have quite the policy chops of Carter and Clinton, but hes fluent and knowledgable about Alabamas emerging tech, health, and automotive industries.

I had been thinking about Jones more for what he can accomplish for the resistance against Trumps agenda. With his vote in the Senate, it may be possible to block things that would have otherwise passed. His election would serve as a rebuke to Trump and further undermine his power and sway. Simply by keeping Roy Moore out of the Senate, he would do everyone a service, including the Republican leadership there that doesnt really deserve the favor. His election...

Trump's Victory Was Not Legitimate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In my previous piece, I noted that Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on January 11th that the Russians had been responsible for hacking into Democratic servers and stealing and leaking damaging materials. And thats true as far as it goes. But he didnt stick with that story.

Id forgive you if have forgotten but Anthony Scaramucci was briefly Trumps communications director, even if he never signed the paperwork to get a paycheck or make his position official. Back in July, he went on CNNs State of the Union and tried to explain why the president keeps lapsing into doubt about the Russians culpability.

On Sunday, Mr. Trumps new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, repeated the White House position that Mr. Trump remains unconvinced by the evidence Russia was the culprit behind the election hacking. He said that when the subject comes up, Mr. Trump cannot separate the intelligence findings from his emotional sense that the issue is being used to cast doubt on his legitimacy as president.

It actually in his mind, what are you guys suggesting? Mr. Scaramucci said on CNNs State of the Union. Youre going to delegitimize his victory?

This is a reminder that were dealing with a crazy person. At times, Trump understands his campaign was sending people all over the globe to meet with Russians. He knows that his team met in Trump Tower with Russians who were promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. He knows that his campaign chairman owed a Russian oligarch $15 million dollars and offered to give him private briefings and hoped to be released from some of his debt. He knows that his son-in-law was meeting with Russian intelligence officers and Putins representatives and trying to set up backchannels to communicate with them outside of the eye of the American intelligence community. He knows that he promised a relaxation of sanctions, which is why so much Russian help was forthcoming. He knows hes in deep shit.

But at other times, he convinces himself that this is just a big hoax drummed up to deny him the adoration he deserves for pulling off the biggest upset win in American electoral history.

I truly believe that these two states of consciousness do not coexist. He flips between them.

In other words, sometimes when hes lying, hes actually convinced that hes telling the truth.

But it does no good to look at the established facts and respond by saying What are you suggesting?

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The Underlying Crime in #TrumpRussia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carol Lee and Julia Ainsley of NBC News have a helpful piece up that explains that Robert Mueller is focusing heavily on an obstruction of justice case against the White House, and it provides a good refresher and timeline.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to piece together what happened inside the White House over a critical 18-day period that began when senior officials were told that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was susceptible to blackmail by Russia, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

The questions about what happened between Jan. 26 and Flynns firing on Feb. 13 appear to relate to possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, say two people familiar with Muellers investigation into Russias election meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.

I have no problem with the special counsels office looking at obstruction charges, but I think it will be a shame if that is all he comes up with that he feels he can bring as evidence of criminal behavior. I think we should be focused first and foremost on the underlying behavior that led to a cover-up.

To illustrate my point, lets go back in time a bit.

On December 1st, 2016, Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn had a meeting at Trump Tower with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. At this meeting, they allegedly discussed a possible easing of U.S. sanctions. Kushner also proposed using Russian diplomatic facilities in the U.S. to set up a secret communications backchannel so that the transition team and the Russians could communicate without U.S. intelligence services overhearing. A couple of other things happened at this meeting that should interest us.

In addition to their discussion about setting up the communications channel, Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak also talked about arranging a meeting between a representative of Trump and a Russian contact in a third country whose name was not identified, according to the anonymous letter.

It appears that this arranged meeting actually took place on January 11th, in the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. Erik Prince, the brother of Secretary of Educa...

20:16

Expand this Image "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An d perhaps transparency can start with him and his brother the President being transparent about their investment stakes in and earnings from tourism. They also need to address the over-population of elephants in Chobe and the  increasing impoverishment of rural communities through conflict with elephants and other wildlife. KS

 

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KASANE: The Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama has called for more transparency in the billion pula tourism sector.

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230 Recently Abducted Palestinians Subject To Torture, Bad Conditions And Humiliation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

230 Recently Abducted Palestinians Subject To Torture, Bad Conditions And Humiliation 0   13 Dec 11:00 AM               The Palestinian Detainees Committee has warned of the significantly increasing number of Palestinians, who were abducted by the Israeli army in one week, since Trumps illegal recognition of occupied Jerusalem as []

20:15

The Battle Accelerates, The Truth Is Being Forced Into The Open (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Battle Accelerates, The Truth Is Being Forced Into The Open Video X22 Report The truth about Fusion GPS, the Uranium deal who was involved how the FISA order was handled is all coming out and the investigations have...

The post The Battle Accelerates, The Truth Is Being Forced Into The Open (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:15

Reform Candidate for CalPERS Board, Margaret Brown, Beats Incumbent Decisively; Staff and Board Apparently Shell-Shocked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the Sacramento Bee reported, In an upset, a CalPERS critic wins a seat on the pension board: Margaret Brown, a Southern California school district administrator, unseated incumbent Michael Bilbrey in a runoff election to win a seat on the California Public Employees Retirement System Board of Administration. Her victory on Tuesday marks an upset []

20:15

Aleppo"s Liberation One Year Ago Anybody Ashamed Today? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

December 12, 2017, marks the anniversary of the liberation the West called it fall of Aleppo in Syria. What happened is conveniently forgotten today by the West.

20:14

Emergency Preparedness during Pregnancy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Complete guide to disaster preparedness during pregnancy, emergency birth plan and supplies checklist, water treatment during pregnancy, and more.

The post Emergency Preparedness during Pregnancy appeared first on Primal Survivor.

20:12

Russia ready to consider easing arms embargo for Libya "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

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Libyas UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (left) and Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar are seen with French President Emmanuel Macron (center) during talks to facilitate a political agreement July 25, 2017 in France

MOSCOW (Reuters) Russia is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday.

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said this month he was hopeful that a U.N.-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the countrys military.

The Libyan government is allowed to import weapons and related materiel with the approval of a U.N. Security Council committee overseeing the embargo imposed in 2011.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by Polina Devitt


20:12

Think Before You Speak: Daily Situational Training "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Survival and preparedness entail a lot more than just acquiring a whole bunch of supplies.  You need to be in good physical condition, have some training under your belt, and be ready to use all your training, education, and experience at a moments notice when the balloon goes up.  One of the things we take for granted, however, is that daily situations can be used to our advantage and test how we respond.  Lets start with this:

  1. Situations arise that require tact, diplomacy, and the ability to keep a cool head, and
  2. It is more than just a test, as it can train you to better respond to people and situations that arise.
  3. The situation can also let you assess how you did, and give you the basis to make an improvement in the future.
  4. There is an art of camouflage daily to be used prior to the S hitting the fan.

Lets get started!  I want to give you an illustration of something that happened to yours truly.

I have an out of the way place in one of the local towns that I frequent to write.  On this day (no different than any other), I set up my laptop and materials in a quiet area.  I went out to my vehicle to grab my coffee.  As I came back, the person who owned this facility motioned me to come over.

I just wanted to talk to you.  We have tenants who just took an office in this facility.  They see you writing and theyre afraid of you.  They think youre homeless, and theyre scared of you.

Shocked, I said, Did I do anything that upset any of these people?

No, not at all, said the facility owner, its just that they see you sitting close to the entrance and they feel nervous.  We know you here, and Im not asking you to leave: just to sit in that area over there where most of the other people sit, the person said, indicating a common area with tables and chairs.

I was pretty ticked off, but I smiled on the outside and took in a deep breath on the inside.

So, you just want me to sit over there?  Sure.  Anything else I can do?

Well, said the owner, we all know here that youre a writer, but these people dont know that, so in a few days when youre set up, Ill bring some of the supervisors around to meet youyou know, and then theyll know that...

20:10

Bridge Meeting Report "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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On Tuesday the 12 Dec a forum was convened by Moreland council, Pitt & Sherry engineers re discussion of the washed out Ronald St footbridge over Edgars Creek. The aim of the meeting was to give stakeholders an opportunity to express their views on a replacement structure and its potential alignment and allow council and contracted bridge engineers to report where they were at in terms of finding an adequate solution to the problem.

The sticking point to a resolution comes from Melbourne Water who will not allow the construction of a replacement structure that does not span the distance of a ten-year flood level mark. Using this as their brief the engineers highlighted three possible scenarios in which a solution may be achieved.

Option 1 - Reconstruct a bridge on the original alignment, the pros being that concrete paths are already in place from the previous structure, with the cons being to span the 10-year flood level the bridge may end up being up to 100 metres in length.

Option 2 - Involves constructing a bridge in the same area closer to the dog swimming area which is higher ground and easily spans the ten-year flood level, the pros to this seem to be a bridge span of half the size of option 1 and the cons are loss of vegetation, construction of new paths to link with the existing and a bridge that would seem to require a great deal of engineering as to safe grades as there is a considerable change in levels from one side of the creek to the other.
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20:09

Archbishop Denis Hart Melbourne archbishop says hed rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Guardian

Melbourne archbishop says hed rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession

Denis Hart says communication with God is of a higher order after child sex abuse inquiry calls for failure to report to become a criminal offence

Denis Hart
Archbishop Denis Hart says Catholic priests would rather be jailed than violate the sacramental seal. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

The archbishop of the archdiocese of Melbourne, Denis Hart, said he would risk going to jail rather than report allegations of child sexual abuse raised during confession, and that the sacredness of communication with God during confession should be above the law.

He was responding to a report from the child sex abuse royal commission calling for reforms th...

20:08

Alabama Elects First Democrat Senator in 25 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On election day, December 12, 2017, Alabamans voted in the states first Democrat senator since 1992. In what is being heralded as a stunning victory, Gordon Douglas (Doug) Jones managed to keep Roy Moore from joining Congress. Jones won by 20,936 votes 673,236 to 652,300, according to NBC News. Jones will take the seat []

The post Alabama Elects First Democrat Senator in 25 Years appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

20:06

Records of Jerusalem Deeds Found in Ottoman Archives: The Deeds Prove that Palestine Belongs to Palestinians. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Records of Jerusalem Deeds Found in Ottoman Archives: The Deeds Prove that Palestine Belongs to Palestinians. By Yeni Safak,     Featured image: Sultan Abdul Hamid II (Source: Pinterest) There are 171,306 deeds recorded in 46 registries of Jerusalem in Ottoman archive records. Of these, 133,365 are private property and 37,671 belong to foundations. In []

20:05

Harsh Singapore laws stifling free speech: HRW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | Singapores government has previously said its laws are aimed at maintaining peace and public order

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP)  Singapore is increasingly using harsh laws to severely restrict freedom of speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, urging authorities to let people publicly debate matters of national interest.A report from the New York-based rights group said that while the financial hub was an economic success, it was time to relax tough regulations which are not in line with international human rights standards.

Singapore promotes itself as a modern nation and a good place to do business, but people in a country that calls itself a democracy shouldnt be afraid to criticise the government or speak out about political issues, said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The city-state has long been accused of using tough laws to stifle dissent but Robertson said its use of them had been stepped up in recent times.

Last month prominent human rights activist Jolovan Wham was charged with organising public protests without a permit over three small demonstrations staged in the last year.

Singapore does not allow protests without approval from police, except in one corner of a downtown park.

In August, the government launched legal action against the grandson of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew over a Facebook post linked to a feud in the ruling family.

In its first major report on Singapore since 2005, HRW also described the case of a news website that was probed for allegedly breaking election rules and a blogger sued for defamation after writing about social and economic issues affecting Singaporeans.

Singapores government did not immediately respond to request for comment. It has previously said its laws are aimed at maintaining peace and public order.

The report, which drew on interviews with activists, journalists and academics, called for Singapore to drop prosecutions and investigations that violate the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and change laws inconsistent with international rights standards.

The report was launched in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of neighbouring Malaysia, as HRW did not believe they would have got permission from authorities to release it in Singapore, Robertson said.


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20:05

VA Water Control Board Narrowly Grants ACP Certification "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

VA Water Board gives approval to MVP & ACP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FROM APPALACHIAN VOICES December 12, 2017

Over vigorous opposition from water experts and citizens, Virginia water board approves conditional permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline, voting 4 to 3

CONTACTS: Cat McCue, Director of Communications, cat@appvoices.org
and Peter Anderson, Virginia Program Manager, peter@appvoices.org

The Virginia State Water Control Board today approved a heavily amended certification for the proposed fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline that is conditional on getting outstanding information from state regulators about the projects impacts to water quality. The board voted 4-3 for the certification after a day of vigorous vocal opposition from citizens who have been fighting the pipeline for years. By some accounts, it was the most active, controversial water board meeting in decades.

Yesterday, some 100 people spoke against the project mostly landowners and experts opposed to the pipeline based on its unprecedented impacts on streams, rivers, drinking water supplies, wetlands and groundwater in the commonwealth. In addition, the state received some 15,000 comments from citizens this summer, overwhelmingly in opposition to the pipeline.

The certificate approved today will apparently not be effective until the Department of Environmental Quality has provided all outstanding information and the board determines the project would not violate clean water standards. The move follows the boards vote last week approving the equally controversial fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline, but without the conditional approval.

Appalachian Voices along with other organizations and countless community groups and citizens along the routes of the proposed pipelines have been fighting the controversial projects since they were announced in 2014. Thousands have voiced their opposition to both these pipelines based on evidence that they cannot be built without violating the federal Clean Water Act and the boards obligation under Virginia law. Appalachian Voices and many others highlighted repeatedly that DEQ failed to provide the board with critical information, including erosion and stormwater control plans and analysis of individual water crossings. This information is fundamental for the board to make a rational decision about the projects impacts to our waters.

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20:00

The Cryptocurrency Market Cap Surpasses Half a Trillion Dollars "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The combined market valuation of every cryptocurrency in the market has recently surpassed $500 billion or half a trillion dollars, because of the strong performance of bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.

Since earlier this week, the price of leading cryptocurrencies including Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Cash have increased by more than 20 percent. Litecoin in particular recorded a staggering 80 percent weekly gain, as its price spiked to more than $300.

Widespread Adoption

As a decentralized cryptocurrency and financial network, bitcoin was specifically designed to provide users with financial independence, freedom, and privacy by eliminating intermediaries such as banks and financial service providers.

Bitcoin has already begun to penetrate into multi trillion dollar markets in gold and offshore banking, which by some estimates amount to nearly $50 trillion in market cap. The offshore banking industry remains dominated by leading banks and financial institutions like the $360 billion JPMorgan and $97 billion Goldman Sachs.

According to Ari Paul, a prominent venture capitalist, bitcoin analyst, and the co-founder at Blocktower Capital, bank executives such as JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon have expressed their opposition against bitcoin over the past few years, because they have considered bitcoin a threat to their existing ventures and dominance over the offshore banking industry.

The vast majority of large-scale investors prefer to store their wealth in offshore bank accounts and gold because those two systems provide financial freedom and privacy. But, Paul noted that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the market serve the offshore banking industry significantly better and more efficiently than banks. Hence, for many years, bankers have condemned, criticized, and dismissed bitcoin as a major asset class and a competitor to gold.

Recently, bitcoin and the entire cryptocurrency market have become a big challenge for big banks, because as several analysts have stated, bitcoin is beginning to eat away at the gold market and the offshore banking industry.

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New Iranian Video Game, Engare, Explores the Elegant Geometry of Islamic Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The intersection of mathematics and art holds out great potential for not just endless discoveries but deeply memorable creations. The 20th-century visionary M.C. Escher understood that, but so did the Islamic artists of centuries before that inspired him. They've also inspired the Iranian game developer Mahdi Bahrami, whose newest effort Engare stands at the cross of mathematics, art, and technology, a puzzle video game that challenges its players to complete the kind of brilliantly colorful, mathematically rigorous, and at once both strikingly simple and strikingly complex patterns seen in traditional Islamic art and design.

"The leap from the bare bones prototype to it becoming a game about creating art was a small one, given that Islamic art is steeped in mathematical knowledge," writes Kill Screen's Chris Priestman.




"The visual flair of Islamic art also helps to further ensure that Engare doesnt ever feel 'dry.' Yes, its a game about math, but there are no dull equations to solve. Yet, the same ideas that those equations belong to are approached in Engare, just from a different angle and one that Bahrami reckons can also evoke emotions. You can see this in mesmerizing action in the gameplay trailer just above.

There are geometrical shapes that make us feel happy, patterns that make someone nervous/hypnotized, the tiling of a ceiling can make someone feel lonely," Priestman quotes Bahrami as writing. He's done this sort of emotional thinking about visual mathematics before: his previous game Farsh "had you rolling out Persian carpets in such a way as to create paths across the levels," and his next one Tandis is "inspired by Celtic shapes, and is a...

20:00

Raving Turkish PM claims 132 islets in the Aegean are in dispute "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Less than 48 hours after the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Greece and Ankara made new claims about the islets in the Aegean Sea. The status of 132 islets in the Aegean is gray, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said and added that The Aegean Sea is not Greek. During a debate in

The post Raving Turkish PM claims 132 islets in the Aegean are in dispute appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

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David Davis says Brexit divorce will become UK law after avalanche of criticism from Brussels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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David Davis

The Telegraph

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David Davis was forced to change tack on the legality of the Brexit deal on Tuesday as he admitted the agreement would become British law as soon as possible following an avalanche of criticism from EU officials for comments he made this weekend.

Senior diplomats and MEPs, along with the blocs chief Brexit negotiator, unleashed a series of rebukes against Mr Davis over his suggestion that the UK could backtrack on promises made in the divorce agreement, which was finally agreed on Friday after months of deadlocked talks.

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliaments chief Brexit coordinator, accused the Brexit secretary of scoring an own goal with the unacceptable comments and claimed he had really undermine[d] trust between Brussels and London.

Michel Barnier, the EUs Brexit negotiator, stressed that there could be no backtracking on Britains part in the next phase of the talks. 

Read the rest (Paywall):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/12/guy-verhofstadt-claims-david-davis-scored-goal-undermined-trust/

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20:00

The superb Patricia Routledge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not appreciated by many is the fact that she was a classically trained singer with major musical awards to her credit. This is one of her, regrettably few albums


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muscle prison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: muscle prison


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Last week on OpenGlobal Rights: governments stifle dissent and obscure motivations for violence against the Rohingya "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, authors debated how NGOs can speak out against governments that muzzle them, why activists should stop labelling the violence in Myanmar a religious conflict, and how science can help stop modern-day slavery. 

Last week on OpenGlobalRights, David Kode outlined that rising clampdowns in many countries on NGOs that speak out against their governments. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd argued that the repeated insistence to label the violence in Myanmar against the Rohingya as a religious conflict obscures the real issues at hand. Finally, Zoe Trodd wrote about the challenges of ending modern day slavery and a new science-based research agenda that hopes to tackle this problem.

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Generate Random Numbers The Hard Way "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Your job is to create a random number generator.

Your device starts with a speaker and a membrane. On this membrane will sit a handful of small, marble-size copper balls. An audio source feeds the speaker and causes the balls to bounce to and fro. If a ball bounces high enough, it will gain the opportunity to travel down one of seven copper tubes. Optical sensors in each of the tubes detect the ball and feed data to an Ardunio Mega. When the ball reaches the end of the tube, a robotic hand will take the ball and put it back on the speaker membrane. The magic happens when we write an algorithm such that the audio output for the speaker is a function of how many balls fall down the pipes.

The above is a rough description of [::vtol::]s art piece: kinetic random number generator. Were pretty sure that there are easier ways to get some non-determinstic bits, but there may be none more fun to watch.

[::vtol::] is a frequent flyer here on Hackaday Airlines. Where else would you showcase your 8-bit Game Boy Photo Gun or your brainwave-activated ferrofluid monster bath? Would it shock you to find out that weve even covered another kinetic random number generator of his?  Fun stuff!


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'They can't fight without us': Iraq's Shia-led groups refuse to down weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Iraq's poweful Hashd al-Shaabi brigades reject calls to demobilise despite apparent end of war against IS

19:59

ALABAMA SENATE ELECTION "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Call it everway whatever ... The election of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore by over 20,000 votes in the Alabama Senate election race to replace Republican Jeff Sessions was a body blow to the President Trump and the Republican Party.

Alabama is Red, Red territory.   Up until yesterday the Republicans held both Senate seats and six out of the seven seats in the House of Representatives.     The last Democrat to win a Senate seat went out of office two decades ago.   The result is akin to Labour winning Whangarei or National winning  Palmerston North,

Trump's (belated) decision to back Moore and the failure of the Republican Party to pull the rug from his candidature is dumb politics.   Sure Moore is innocent until proven guilty but actually that's not the point.   You stand behind a candidate accused of sexual misconduct and you pay a heavy heavy price.   You can argue that politics ain't fair.   So what ... never has been.


19:57

U.S. Now Leads the Industrialized World in Infant Mortality Due to Toxic Vaccinations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lance D Johnson, Natural News
Waking Times Media

Out of the top thirty industrialized nations in the world, the United States tops the list when it comes to infant mortality on the first day of life. With so much modern medical technology available, its hard to understand why there are so many sudden infant deaths, but it all becomes clear when one begins to recognize the burden of toxicity that vaccines impose on such vulnerable, developing babies. Did you know a Hepatitis B vaccine (dogmatically given to infants on their first day of life) has been shown to cause a 700 percent increase in heart attacks than those who do not take the vaccine?

For every 100,000 pregnancies, about 26 end tragically on the first day in the U.S. This adds up to 11,300 newborn deaths per year. This does not account for the number of spontaneous abortions that occur during pregnancy, which is when the fetus cannot survive in a toxic environment. This also does not account for the growing number of resuscitation emergencies that occur on the infants first day of life (following vaccination) or the astronomical amount of C-section emergency deliveries that are conducted to save both mother and child.

A rigorous vaccine protocol for pregnant mothers is harming both the mother and her unborn child, causing complications for a healthy, normal delivery. Hasty vaccination at birth with both the synthetic vitamin K shot and the Hepatitis B vaccine is burdening infants bodies on their very first day of life. The onslaught of heavy metals and synthetic chemicals in the womb and immediately after birth combined with poor prenatal nutrition is causing health issues in infants leading to an alarming number of premature deaths.

In most hospital settings in the U.S., birth is mischaracterized as a medical emergency from the start. Once the newborn arrives, the umbilical cord is usually cut prematurely, not allowing all the remaining blood, nutri...

19:48

US-backed Forces Gain More Ground In Euphrates Valley As ISIS Fiercely Attacks Syrian Army (Maps) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US-backed Forces Gain More Ground In Euphrates Valley As ISIS Fiercely Attacks Syrian Army (Maps)

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have sucecssfully used the December 12 ISIS attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to expand own influence in the Euphrates Valley.

While the SAA was clashing with ISIS in the villages of al-Jalaa, Saiyal, Salihiyah, Mujawdah,  Abbas and al-Harsa on the western bank of the Euphrates, the SDF launched an attack on positions of the terrorist group on the eastern bank of the river and captured a number of villages including Haraij, Jishiyah, Jadlai and al-Bahran.

US-backed Forces Gain More Ground In Euphrates Valley As ISIS Fiercely Attacks Syrian Army (Maps)

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This advance allowed the SDF to consolidate further its recent gains in the Euphrates Valley. However, ISIS still controls a large chunk of the area near the border with Iraq.

19:47

Turkey says world must recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Ali Kucukgocmen

19:45

3rd Asia Offshore Wind Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Asia Wind Energy Association is organising the 3rd Asia Offshore Wind Day 2017 at Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo on 28 January 2018.

19:45

Time to Pay Attention: China Now Building Refugee Camps, Prepping for Nuclear War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Time to Pay Attention: China Now Building Refugee Camps, Prepping for Nuclear War By Jay Syrmopoulos The Free Thought Project Within the last few weeks, China has begun educating citizens on how to act during a full-on nuclear war...

The post Time to Pay Attention: China Now Building Refugee Camps, Prepping for Nuclear War appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

Saudi Arabia pumps $100m into West African force to battle militants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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UAE also setting up 'war school' to train French-backed G5 Sahel - composed of armies of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad

Iraqi Shia Militias Threaten to Strike US Forces: Assessment and Implications "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Akram al-Kaabi, the leader of the Iran-backed Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba Shia group, said that President Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a legitimate reason to attack US forces in Iraq.

19:43

Disney Executive Arrested, Charged With Three Counts of Child Sex Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tyler Durden, Anti Media
Waking Times Media

In the latest case of Hollywoods spiralling sexual abuse scandal, Variety reports that a veteran 58-year-old Disney executive has been charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse. Jon Heely, the longtime director of music publishing at Disney, was arrested nearly a month ago and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child. One of the reported victims was 15. The other was abused for four years starting at the age of 11, according to the charges.

His attorney Robert Helfend said Heely vehemently denies these allegations.

Heely, who oversees the licensing of music from Disney films, pleaded not guilty on Thursday. If convicted, he faces up to nine years and three months in prison according to The Daily News.

Oddly, the House of Mouse waited until yesterday to suspend the alleged pedophile. A spokesperson claimed the company had only just learned of Heelys arrest:

Immediately upon learning of this situation tonight, he has been suspended without pay until the matter is resolved by the courts.

Heelys attorney, Robert Helfend, denied the charges: He vehemently denies these allegations and we will be fighting until the end to clear his name, Helfend said. Its a shame, thats all Ive got to say.

Heely has been with Disney since 1981. He oversees licensing of the companys massive catalogue of film music. He also produced a series of Disney concerts around the world, including Fantasia Live in Concert, that feature orchestral performances and film clips.

The punchline: Hee...

19:43

Britain must obey EU environment rules for post-Brexit air deal: campaigners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File / by Danny KEMP | As part of the European aviation area, Britains industry has soared, with low-cost EasyJet battling with the UKs historic carrier British Airways.

BRUSSELS (AFP)  The EU must make Britains air industry sign up to the blocs environment rules if it wants to keep access to European skies after Brexit, a campaign group warned in a report Wednesday.Airlines should stay in the EUs emissions trading scheme and follow rules against subsidies to prevent Britain becoming a carbon haven, Brussels-based group Transport and Environment said in the report seen by AFP.

The group which has had meetings with EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barniers task force warned that without a deal British planes could be unable to land in the bloc the day after the UK leaves.

As London works out its future relationship with the EU, it should be able to keep its current level of access to Europe?s aviation market by agreeing to maintain EU rules designed to curb flying?s environmental impact, said Kristina Wittkopp, legal analyst at Transport and Environment (T&E) who wrote the report.

The publication of the report comes on the eve of a European Union summit at which leaders are expected to approve the opening of talks on a future relationship with Britain, including on a trade deal.

T&E said Britain should stay in the European Common Aviation Area which allows planes from EU states and some neighbouring countries to operate anywhere within the bloc even though it would mean overriding Londons Brexit red line of being free from EU law.

British Brexit Minister David Davis said on Sunday that he wanted a Canada-style arrangement between Britain and the EU, with individual specific arrangements for sectors including aviation.

As part of the aviation area, Britains industry has soared, with low-cost EasyJet battling with the UKs historic carrier British Airways.

Outside the area, Britains airline industry could be forced to set up new bases within EU territory. Without a Brexit deal it would not be allowed to fly there at all.

Carbon haven

But the group said that if Britain does want to stay in the aviation area, the EU should make it a condition that it also remains in the EUs emissions trading scheme (ETS), which is aimed at reducing the impact of global warming.

Under the scheme, carbon producers buy allowan...

19:43

Full Moons Linked to Increased Motorcyclist Deaths "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Full moons and particularly "supermoons" have been linked to increased deaths of motorcyclists:

Distracted drivers, like those who text behind the wheel, are a danger to themselves and to others. Even a brief, momentary glance away from the road can result in life-threatening consequences.

Research published Dec. 11 in The BMJ [open, DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j5367] [DX] points toward another potential distraction for motorists: the full moon, gracing the sky with its brightness around 12 times a year, and the dazzling supermoon, which comes into focus around once a year.

The researchers found that on nights illuminated by a full moon, fatal motorcycle accidents increased by 5 percent compared to nights without a full moon. On evenings when the supermoon decorated the sky, this increased to 32 percent. The study included data from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

While this observational data cannot prove any firm conclusions, the researchers warn drivers of the risks of seemingly minor distractions, urging constant attention while driving at all times.


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19:42

Photo Essay: A Glimpse Into the Lives of Tablighis and Sufis of Nizamuddin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A short walk from the Tablighi Jamaats headquarters in Delhis Nizamuddin basti is Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyas tomb.

Madarssa run by Tablighis.

Cameras are forbidden at the international headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhis Nizamuddin area. I managed to take a few photographs by hiding the camera under my jacket. Caught unawares at first by the curse of a young boy he said I would die an unholy death for trying to capture another soul in my black box I spent two hours in vain, trying to persuade them to allow me to photograph the windowless building. A heated exchange eventually put me back on the street, forbidden from entering the premises again. I spent the rest of my time across the road at the Nizami restaurant, seeking comfort in nihariroti and milk tea. The place is famous for travellers from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Siberia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei.

With ten million followers in over 150 countries, the Jamaat was founded in India by Muhammad Ilays Al-Kandhlawi in 1926 in this very neighbourhood. The Tablighi Jamaat is present in 150 countries including England, France, China and America. Tablighi Jamaat began as an offshoot of the Deobandi movement, and was a response to perceived deteriorating moral values and a supposed negligence of the aspects of Islam. It expanded from a local to a national to an international movement. However, Tablighi Jamaat members have been involved in politics in Pakistan, and in the West, a number of youn...

19:40

Theresa May Faces Parliamentary Showdown With Brexit Rebels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 8, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman

Britains Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 8, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman

London: British Prime Minister Theresa Mays control of the Brexit process will undergo its stiffest parliamentary test yet on Wednesday, when she faces a showdown with rebels in her own party over the laws that will take Britain out of the EU.

Mays government is trying to pass a bill through parliament that will repeal the 1972 legislation binding Britain to the EU and...

19:40

Taking Thirty pieces of silver, advocating for israel pays well: Salaries of nonprofit heads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Advocating for Israel pays well: Salaries of nonprofit heads If Americans Knew | December 12, 2017 Rabbi Marvin Hier (center) and his wife Marlene with actor Dustin Hoffman at the premiere of Against the Tide on February 4, 2009 in Los Angeles. The Hiers and their son receive total annual compensation of $1.4 million. If Americans []

19:39

Rajasthan Health Department to Send Data of Muslim Employees to Centre "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The state government claims this is being done as part of implementing Sachar Committees recommendations.

All chief medical health officers (CMHO) in the state have been asked to give a head count of Muslim employees working in the states health centres at different posts. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Rajasthan has sought details of Muslim employees working in health department across the state.

The order, issued by joint director of the health department and circulated on November 30, 2017, by the directorate of medical health and family planning, Jaipur, sought information of Muslim employees working in health department from all 33 districts, including at the sub-district level.

All chief medical health officers (CMHO) in the state have been asked to give a head count of Muslim employees working in the states health centres at different posts. Doctors are exempt.

According to a report in the Indian Express, the state government claims the order was issued as part of its implementation of the Sachar Committees recommendations. Commissioned in 2005 by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Sachar Committee prepared a detailed...

19:36

Firefighters Wrestle to Control Massive California Wildfire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wildfire flames burn on a hillside as fruit trees stand in a grove during the Thomas Fire near Montecito, California, US December 12, 2017. redit: Reuters/Patrick T Fallon

Wildfire flames burn on a hillside as fruit trees stand in a grove during the Thomas Fire near Montecito, California, US December 12, 2017. redit: Reuters/Patrick T Fallon

Carpinteria, California: An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress.

The Thomas Fire, which broke out on December 4 near the community of Ojai, has since traveled 27 miles (43 km) to become the fifth-largest blaze in state history. It has blackened more than 368 square miles (953 square km) in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, an area larger than New York City.

Officials said that while the conflagration charred another 2,500 acres overnight, a break in the hot, dry Santa Ana winds on Tuesday s...

19:36

With Alabama Loss, Trump and GOP Face Political Reckoning We remain bitterly divided. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democrat Doug Joness Senate win may further drive a wedge between the president and party leaders

Roy Moore telling his supporters that he wouldnt yet concede defeat late Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.
Roy Moore telling his supporters that he wouldnt yet concede defeat late Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala. PHOTO: DAN ANDERSON/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK

The Donald Trump /Steve Bannon takeover of the Republican Party will have to be put on hold.

Instead, Roy Moore, the candidate Messrs. Trump and Bannon fully supported, lost in a state Republicans had controlled comfortably for most of the past two decades. Mr. Moore was a seriously flawed candidate, controversial enough to have b...

19:34

Red Cross War Cake (Trench Cake): WWI Survival Food "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today Im going to share with you a century old recipe that helped the American soldiers, doughboys as they were called, during WWI. One big problem for feeding the troops on the front was the safety of the supply lines, which were targets for bombs and other sabotage. Every soldier had reserve rations designed to sustain them when the supply lines were broken or when they were too far from the supply depots. The rations still contained hardtack in that period. Here is a recipe recommended by the American Red Cross for the families who wanted to send their soldier a shippable treat.

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HOW TO MAKE PEMMICAN THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL FOOD

Red Cross War Cake

The original recipe, promoted by the American Red Cross, comes with a recommendation: Cake keeps fresh for a long time and can be sent to men at the front.

Ingredients:
1 cup orange juice or rum for soaking raisins
8 ounces raisins (about one package), chopped, soaked in orange juice or rum, and drained before use
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons lard (butter may be substituted today, but lard helped the cake stay fresher.)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
4 ounces pecans or walnuts, chopped
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups flour.

Directions:

Put sugar, hot water, lard, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and raisins, nuts, and grated zest in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to low and cook at a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool in a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix flour and baking soda then add to the liquid part. Stir well. Take 2 small loaf pans and grease generously. Pour your mix in the loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes. Check with a knife when ready. If the knife comes out clean when you poke the cake than it is ready to take out of the oven. 4 to 6 serves.

Invented by the natives of North America, pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers. These people spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time.Pemmican was light, compact, high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and if done properly can last anywhere from a few ye...

19:34

Germany: 21st of December Day of Solidarity with Imprisoned Comrade in Cologne "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

solidarity

DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH IMPRISONED COMRADE IN COLOGNE

21st of December we call to let the imagination flow and
to express solidarity in its multiple forms. Once again we will show
that our imprisoned comrades are not alone but present and on the
streets with us.

They want to raise even higher walls, not only of concrete and iron, but
also of loneliness and isolation. And these walls we want to break down,
with love, affection, rage and solidarity for our comrade Lisa.

You can sand pictures and audivisuals to  solidaritatrebel@riseup.net

Having received a sentence does not imply that the imprisoned person is only at the mercy of the prison system. The policial and judicial machine of the State continues to investigate, observe, analyse, and decide over the fate of the imprisoned. Especially when the prisoner has not fallen to her knees asking for mercy in front of the court, has not humiliated herself by some kind of gesture seen by the enemy as reconciliation, the ways in which the justice system can demonstrate that they are not through with her yet are numerous. The refusal to cooperate wi...

19:32

Shock Report Reveals Pentagon & HUD Lost $21 TRILLIONEnough to Pay Back Natl Debt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jay Syrmopoulos,  The Free Thought Project
Waking Times Media

Washington, D.C. A new report analyzing the budgets of both the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), found that between 1998 and 2015, these two departments alone lost over $21 trillion in taxpayer funds.

The shocking report was authored by Dr. Mark Skidmore, a professor of economics at Michigan State University, and Catherine Austin Fitts, former assistant secretary of housing. It notes that the missing funds are a direct result of unsupported journal voucher adjustments made to the departments budgets.

According to an Office of the Comptroller report:

Unsupported journal voucher adjustments are defined as summary-level accounting adjustments made when balances between systems cannot be reconciled. Often these journal vouchers are unsupported, meaning they lack supporting documentation to justify the adjustment [receipts, etc.] or are not tied to specific accounting transactions.

The report notes that, in both the private and public sectors, the presence of such adjustments is considered a red flag for potential fraud.

As The Free Thought Project reported last year, the U.S. DOD, specifically the U.S. Army, could not account for $6.5 trillion in 2015 due to wrongful balance adjustments.

According to a report by Reuters, the Army lacked the receipts and invoices to support those numbers [the adjustments] or simply made them up in order to create an illusion that its books are balanced.

The DOD has officially acknowledged that its financial statements for 2015 were materially misstated.

In an...

19:32

10 Reasons Why Hannibals Military Genius Still Captures Our Imagination Today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: This is a guest post from Patrick Hunt, author of the new book, Hannibal.

Hannibal Barca, otherwise simply known as Hannibal, lived and waged war over two thousand years ago but is he still relevant in a world where the Romans are long gone? His famous crossing of the Alps in winter with an intrepid army and elephants is unforgettable, but are his brilliant maneuvers and intelligence gathering still worth examining? Despite the enigma of this great Carthaginian general being unable to preserve Carthage after him, Hannibals tactics and methods offer great lessons not only for military history but also for civilization at large. History reveals the Romans had a destiny of world conquest, but what is less well known is how much Hannibal changed the ways in which the Romans conducted the wars that eventually brought them Pax Romana, a peace often forged out of violence after a brutal expansion that killed and enslaved millions, including Carthage a century after Hannibal.

Before Hannibal, Rome was hemmed in by seas on almost all sides and could hardly expand except northward into Etruscan and Celtic territory; acquiring Sicily was Romes first step outside its mainland. But Hannibal forced Rome to fight a very different kind of war; his victories taught them how exploitable their military organization was, and he pressured Rome to change for survival. More relevant, while Hannibal didn't invent spycraft, he seemingly used it more effectively than any other ancient general by his careful contingency planning. Hannibal set precedents for spy agencies and intelligence gathering and how to stage battles in any kind of terrain and weather--templates that current nations still study and follow. Every military academy today offers detailed classes and seminars on Hannibals tactics. I am frequently invited to lecture on Hannibals intelligence gathering in venues like t...

19:30

South Korea Imposes Six Conditions for Crypto Exchanges to Operate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

South Korea Imposes Six Conditions for Crypto Exchanges to Operate Legally

The government of South Korea is preparing a bill which attempts to prohibit all transactions involving cryptocurrencies including bitcoin unless they take place through exchanges that meet six conditions.

Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions

The Proposed Bill

The South Korean government is preparing a bill to amend the Act on Regulation of Similar Reception to include provisions for cryptocurrency transactions. The purpose of this Act is to protect good traders and to establish a sound financial order by regulating Similar Receiving Behaviors, states Article 1 of the law.

According to Money Today:

The government defines virtual currency transactions such as bitcoins as Similar Receiving Behaviors and prohibits them altogether.

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19:26

Antifa Australia goes for the jugular (while I make some comments) "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On the weekend The Australian published a lengthy article by Chip Le Grand on antifa in Australia. Below are some comments. Antifa Australia goes for the jugular Chip Le Grand The Australian December 9, 2017 The first rule of antifa Continue reading

19:25

Homeopathy and the NHS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So the NHS may finally be clearing its shelves of homeopathic practice and remedies.  To address the current funding crisis, the NHS has announced that a number of remedies which are either ineffective, frankly dangerous or both will no longer be available.  Homeopathy is one of them and rightly so.   No doubt some, perhaps Prince Charles a strong advocate for homeopathy, will protest that this move will adversely affect the health of the nation but they will be in the minority and frankly, if they really believe this, then it is they who need therapy.

Some year back I was forced to seriously consider the formation of a new professional body Pharmacists for Science with a single aim of promoting science among colleagues.  Like Vicars for God, Police for the Law and Teachers for Education there should be no need for such a professional grouping but given the passion for the promotion of rubbish remedies such as homeopathy I really feared that pharmacy was in serious danger of losing science as the bedrock for the profession.

At that time a London based pharmacy was supplying homoeopathic Swine Flu Formula but it was the complete failure of government agencies to regulate effectively in this case that was of greatest concern.  This was frankly a dangerous practice but regulators struggled to close it down.     Other examples included homoeopathic remedies for mental block; the Berlin Wall in C30 dilutions.  The logic seemed to be that the blockade of Berlin was overcome by the fall of the wall therefore a dilution of the wall (fallen down bits) might help to overcome mental and emotional blockades.

My discovery of these unsavoury episodes was quickly followed by the appearance of Paul Burnett, then the Superintendent of Boots the Chemists now CEO of the Pharmacy Professional body RPS in GB, in front of a parliamentary committee.  MPs were seeking an answer to the question why our cash strapped NHS was paying for homoeopathy. Paul stood firmly by homoeopathic remedies and his customers right to choose.  Customer choice it seems is paramount to Boots policies and principles. I would disagree; rather informed patient choice should be king and if pharmacists, pharmacy staff and shelf barkers fail to clearly inform customers in any pharmacy that homoeopathic remedies are no more effective than placebo then we act, in my view, unethically.

Indeed Boots, perhaps alarmed by a number of protests outside stores, got the message and their websites now reflects a better, more scientific approach to homeopathy stating that the practice is poorly regulated and there is no evidence of efficacy beyond a placebo effect.   They also seem to have modified their range and offering of homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathic remedies are still sold in pharmacies only because they make a profit.  Homeopathy is just nonsense and it goes lik...

19:24

Putin's Army Brought To Its Knees By Muslim Ethnic Gangs! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Extreme bullying, extortion and racketeering of Slavic soldiers by thugs from Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia are so rampant in Putin's army, at one point they had to stop draft from those regions. Writings on subdued Slavic soldiers bodies traditionally say the name of Northern Caucasus mountains region the thug is from and some supremacy statement about his nation...

19:22

This Same-Sex Couple Are Set To Marry In Melbourne Next Week "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A same-sex couple from Melbourne will likely be the first in the country to legally marry following marriage equality coming into effect. Weddings were expected to begin from January 9 after same-sex couples had given their required one months notice. But Melbourne woman Stephanie Dyball will legally marry her partner Megan Stapleton next Thursday in ...

The post This Same-Sex Couple Are Set To Marry In Melbourne Next Week appeared first on QNEWS.

19:21

Killing the Biosphere to Fast-track Human Extinction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Several years ago in Cameroon, a country in West Africa, a Western Black Rhinoceros was killed. It was the last of its kind on Earth.

Hence, the Western Black Rhinoceros, the largest subspecies of rhinoceros which had lived for millions of years and was the second largest land mammal on Earth, no longer exists.

But while you have probably heard of the Western Black Rhinoceros, and may even have known of its extinction, did you know that on the same day that it became extinct, another 200 species of life on Earth also became extinct?

This is because the sixth mass extinction event in Earths history is now accelerating at an unprecedented rate with 200 species of plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects and reptiles being driven to extinction on a daily basis.And the odds are high that you have never even heard of any of them. For example, have you heard of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle, recently declared extinct? See Christmas Island Pipistrelle declared extinct by IUCN.

Apart from the 200 species extinctions each day however, and just to emphasize the catastrophic extent of this crisis, myriad local populations of many species are driven to extinction daily and millions of individual lifeforms are also killed. See Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines.

For a taste of the vast literature on this subject touching only on impacts in relation to insects, see Death and Extinction of the BeesInsectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown and Decimated: Germanys birds disappear as insect abundance plummets 76%.

Is anything being done to end this omnicide (the destruction...

19:16

Australian airport hack was 'a near miss' says government's cybersecurity expert "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 31-year-old Vietnamese man has been jailed for a hacking attack that compromised the computer network of Perth International Airport, and reportedly resulted in the theft of building plans and sensitive security protocols.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

19:15

Trumps Election Victory One year on "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A year ago, I took a little flak in a Slugger article for suggesting Trumps surprise victory in the 2016 election might not have been won fairly and squarely. It was pointed out that Trump scored a decisive victory by the Electoral College rules, and it is fair to say, (as he did), he would have fought the campaign differently had it depended on winning the popular vote. While the story as yet to fully unravel, we know much more now than we did a year ago.

To begin with, It has been shown that many electronic voting machines in the US are extremely vulnerable to hacking, so much so, some states are returning to paper ballots to protect the integrity of the democratic process.[i] No less a body than the National Security Agency said:

despite recent denials by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the NSA is convinced that the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) was responsible for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.[ii]

So far, smoke but no fire, no one has been able to say X amount of votes were altered but if any hacking was done properly, it would be impossible to quantify it. What is clear and becoming clearer by the day, is that there were numerous meetings between members of the Trump Team and the Russian government before the election and that General Flynn, who was a senior member of the Trump team, has admitted lying to the FBI about such contacts, begging the obvious question, Why lie if there is nothing to hide?

Setting that aside, no one can accuse the Republican Party of not pulling out all the stops to win. In the states they control, voter suppression laws were introduced, supposedly to stop voter fraud, but in reality to make it more difficult for likely Democratic voters African-Americans, other minorities and young college students to actually vote. Taking North Carolina, a key battleground state as an example, concerns were raised that was exactly what the GOP was up. One Democrat declared a few days before the election:

To those in North Carolina, the pattern of purging voter rolls is reminiscent of efforts to curtail the black vote through strict voter ID laws struck down by a federal court earlier this year for targeting African Americans with almost surgical precision. The supreme court denied a request in August to reinstate the law.[iii]

Wisconsin, a traditionally Blue state, was a huge victory for Trump and perhaps the biggest surprise result of the election,....

19:15

Precious Metals Performances: Is Crypto Crushing Gold? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Precious Metals Performances: Is Crypto Crushing Gold? Video Junius Maltby https://www.thebitforum.com Lengthy look at news surrounding precious metals performance with many charts to entertain us! Join the Junius Maltby channel as we look at Gold, Silver, Oil and other precious...

The post Precious Metals Performances: Is Crypto Crushing Gold? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:14

Reinforcing Fiscal Governance in the Eurozone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Euro members face two challenges, says economist Niels Thygesen: building stronger fiscal buffers to combat future economic crises, and designing a mandate for joint action in Europe's Economic and Monetary Union to complement national fiscal policies. 

19:10

LEAKED: Head Of FCC Mocks Impending Destruction Of The Internet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ajit Pai, the head of the FCC, shows his true colors. Not a pretty sight.

19:07

The KIN Mid Week Quiz 100 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 20 question special to mark the century!   See the incentive for Kapiti readers at the bottom.   Remember that no correspondence, computers or cell phones may be entered into!   Answers on Sunday.   The two official languages of Canada are English and ____________?   Today taonga means treasure. What did it []

19:05

VIDEO: The Whole World Will Be A Part of Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New York City Jews are indeed happy with Trumps decision on Jerusalem. It is very telling that the Jew in the video says, The Whole World Will Be A Part of Jerusalem this will be when the Anti-Christ takes his seat from Jerusalem and us Goyim are enslaved.

VIDEO: The Whole World Will Be A Part of Jerusalem


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19:01

What we learned from the eclipse at #AGU17 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Dec. 11, 2017, at AGU 2017, six researchers discussed initial findings based on observations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar eclipse that stretched across North America on Aug. 21, 2017. Ranging from new information about the way the Suns atmosphere generates heat, to how the dip in solar energy affected

19:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


-by Noah

There you have it. Democrat Doug Jones has ever so narrowly beaten Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump's Great Perv Hope, Judge Roy Moore, in the Alabama Senate race. But, the Alabama race has distilled, for all to see, what it means to be a member of the Republican Party in 2017. Some Republicans would try to sucker you into believing that the votes and predilections of Alabama republicans don't reflect the votes and predilections of Republicans as a whole, but let's get real. The national offices of the Republican Party not only sent Roy Moore their money, they sent the hopes of their highest profile politicians, and they even sent their president; a president with his own issues when it comes to sexual assault and pedophilia to put their names on the line in support of their guy. Meanwhile at FOX "News," they've done a 180 and are blaming Moore, not for his stalking young girls but for just (vaguely) being "a bad candidate". One loon on Laura Ingraham's nightly circus show stressed that Jone's win in no way means that people might start to look toward democrats in the 2018 elections. She called Alabama "an outlier," as if a Democrat winning in Alabama for the first time in decades meant nothing. She assured FOX viewers that republicans everywhere still loved the wonderful Donald Trump. Then it was, immediately back to attacking Robert Mueller. Election? What election?

It's not just that the message of the Republican Party is now "Assault my wife. Prey on my kids. Do whatever it takes to take away my healthcare, my Social Security, ruin the lives of 'gays,' and raise my taxes." Republicans aren't running away from this message. They are campaigning on it.

Should any of this be surprising? No. It's just that they are now more arrogant and confident in their mes...

19:00

Findings From 1960s Study Suggest Sugar Industry Cover Up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Essentially the industry has gotten a pass on sugar for decades.  It is only now with so many researchers in the field that these questions are been retested and those bad results replicated.

In fact a whole string of rackets have been run in the food industry often to dislodge safe well established competitors. Not least is the butter margarine bait and switch. for the past half century.

The science is catching up to all this and unfortunately it is never linked to an aggressive public relations campaign. Thus the actual push back will be slow.  However the increasing power of organic foods will soon reach a tipping point and turn into an avalanche of change.



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Findings From 1960s Study Suggest Sugar Industry Cover Up
by Lori Ennis on November 22, 2017
http://www.mothering.com/articles/discoveries-from-1960s-study-suggest-sugar-industry-cover-up/

New information from an old study is coming out, and its exactly what the sugar industry doesnt want you to know about.

We share information from new studies all the time, so its unusual when an old study sheds new light on things. Yet, thats exactly what is happening now with a study from the 1960s that was sponsored by the sugar industry.

The study was never published, and would apparently seem to have disappeared until its resurrection recently. The study suggested a link between a high-sugar diet and cancer and high cholesterol levels, which is not necessarily new news, but shows that the sugar-industry was aware of issues as long as four decades ago.

Stanton Glantz is a professor of medicine at the University of California, and the co-author of a new paper that was published in the PLOS Biology journal recently. He says that the study was canceled, and nothing was ever published on any findings, and its not known whether the primary researcher did try to publish and was blocked, or didnt even bother trying to publish the results at all, as they would not shine the best light on the sugar industry.

According to the papers authors, a group then-called the Sugar Research Foundation might have spun the rese....

19:00

Army General Exposes Brutal Truth About What Obama Did For Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




The winning strategy for the military is clear.  Train up local forces to the point that they become highly effective.  Behave as if time does not matter.   That is how the British did it. Afghanistan became the advanced combat school for young officers and soldiers for the British Empire. 

 That meant that no one was terribly inclined to start something anywhere else when anywhere else encompassed  a quarter of the world's surface and perhaps as much of its population..  This is all about establishing your will.

An Empire is sustained through will combined with ample dollops of bullshit.  Loss of will is why it ended.  The American Empire has been slow to learn this and has produced too many fiascos mostly caused by hesitancy.

We now have at least eight years to get it right and Trump is certainly up to it.  The last year has seen the military tighten their grip where needed.  All this encourages our natural allies to up their game...



Army General Exposes Brutal Truth About What Obama Did For Terrorists


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19:00

Citi's Shocking Admission "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

I am more amazed that they had such an illusion.  What is happening is that the whole world is steadily adjusting to a zero interest monetary situation.  It has never happened before.  If you can borrow all the money you want and pay almost zero interest, you obviously buy hard assets even if they barely earn.  Thus we get the million dollar shack.   


Curiously, in the aftermath of the 2008 silliness the USA lost access to all that cheap money. Housing prices remain low in comparison to Canada.  By that measure the USA has a long way to go in terms of asset appreciation.


The real question is just what does a crash look like in a low interest world?  I do not know.  Lenders have actually lost the incentive to ever sell an asset at a loss when Apache money means they can rotate the asset profitably to another fence post able to accept a loan.. 


Cash flow is also now expanding so demand will easily expand for some time in the USA. 


Citi's Shoc...

19:00

You Cannot Burn Us All: the Issue of Communal Housing Privatisation in Poland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Privatisation has many faces. In Poland, one of its aspects is so-called reprivatisation: reclaiming of the property confiscated by the communist government by its past owners, or people who bought legal rights to claim it. Since 90s, this procedure resulted in evictions of thousands of long-term tenants by new private landlords, who wanted to convert previously

19:00

Worlds in Collision: The Controversial Theories of Immanuel Velikovsky May Be Proven Right "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some of the controversies that arise in the world seem to latch on to the publics imagination and then, for decades or years following, simply will not let go. Such is the character of intrigue that has, for more than sixty years now, swirled turbulently around the personage of Immanuel Velikovsky.

Velikovsky, who sadly died in 1979, was a Russian-born medical doctor and psychoanalyst. He first came into the public eye in the 1920s for founding the Scripta Universitatis academic journal in Berlin, and later worked alongside others to establish the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Velikovsky was an intensely curious man who had been broadly educated in many different fields of study as diverse as science, medicine, philosophy, ancient history and law. He studied psychoanalysis under Sigmund Freuds acclaimed protg Wilhelm Stekel.

Velikovsky first worked alongside Albert Einstein in Berlin, when Einstein edited mathematical articles in Scripta Universitatis, again in Jerusalem during their efforts to help found the Hebrew University, and later in life as close friends and colleagues at Princeton University.


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19:00

Descoberta brasileira alimenta debate sobre, afinal, quando a Humanidade chegou s Amricas?22 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




The translation is not much good, but what is been uncovered is definitive evidence supporting human populations in south america 30,000 yeaers ago. These are likely of african and aboriginal lineage.  this is great news as there has been plenty of other indication and would have long since been accepted except for the erroneous clovis only argument held for years.

Transoceanic travel has always been a problem to overcome but even dug out canoes did populate the Pacific in the tropics.  Add in the forgotten detail that our seal levels were a good hundred meters lower before the Pleistocenr Nonconformity.  This meant that all continental selves were exposed.  Indonesia and the South China Sea were the size of North America.

Many atolls were large islands as well and the equivalent of japan linked south Africa with southern india. In short there was a huge band of land connected from Africa to the south seas.  Still does not make accessing South America easy but certainly   more plausible.

We already have early human stocks along this entire corridor.  Extending to South ameca is a natural step and really only took a flotilla of large dugouts catching the wind in the right direction.  That had to have happened often..

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Descoberta brasileira alimenta debate sobre, afinal, quando a Humanidade chegou s Amricas?

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19:00

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG/USD Holding 100 SMA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price is trading with a nice bullish tone above the $240 support against the US Dollar.
  • There is a crucial ascending channel forming with support at $230 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The price is currently holding the $240 support and placed nicely above the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Bitcoin gold price is slowly moving higher towards $300 against the US Dollar. BTG/USD is holding the $240 support and is eyeing more gains.

Bitcoin Gold Price Support

There was a break above the $280 resistance in bitcoin gold price against the US Dollar. The price traded as high as $295.58 before it started a downside correction. It moved below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $190 low to $295 high. However, the downside move was protected by the $240 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Moreover, there is a crucial ascending channel forming with support at was a break above a major bearish trend line at $230 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD. The channel support and the 100 hourly SMA acted as a major buy zone above $240. Lastly, the pair found bids near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $190 low to $295 high. Therefore, it seems like the $240 support rejection was important and the price is now set for an upside move.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

The price might head higher towards the $280 resistance. Once there is a break above the $280 level, the price can retest the $295 high. Above the mentioned $295, the price will most likely move above the $300 level.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is currently slightly in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD is currently just above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $240

Major Resistance Level $300

 

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Wednesday Nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This short video is dedicated to  New York suicide pipe bomber Terrorist who suffered from premature detonation on Monday and blew his testicles off.

The post Wednesday Nightcap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

The Birmingham Trojan Horse affair: a very British injustice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Accusations levelled against the Park View Academy and its Trust for attempting to Islamicise schools fell apart for good reason, yet they continue to do damage.

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In early 2014, the Birmingham Trojan Horse affair hit the headlines as a plot to Islamicise schools. This followed the publication of a letter purporting to come from one of those involved in the plot. The letter is widely regarded as a hoax, but its consequences have run on for almost four years. This has had great significance for public policies associated both with education and the governments Prevent agenda. For example, a duty on schools to promote fundamental British values was adopted in November 2014, and the affair was used the following year as the primary example of extremist entryism that would be guarded against by a new Counter Extremism Strategy.

At first, 21 schools were submitted to special Ofsted inspections, with 14 subject to further investigation by Ian Kershaw for Birmingham City Council and by Peter Clarke for the Department for Education covering a time-period of allegations from 1996 to 2014. In the end, and largely as a consequence of the Clarke Report, professional misconduct cases were brought by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (an independent agency of the Department for Education, responsible for teacher standards) against just 12 teachers, all but one directly associated with Park View Academy and its Trust. These cases collapsed in May of this year as a consequence of serious impropriety by the NCTL......

18:59

A banking Trojan targeting the Polish banks was found in Google Play "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It has happened again, several banking Trojan samples have been found on Google Play, this time the malicious code targeted a number of Polish banks.

The malware was disguised as seemingly legitimate apps Crypto Monitor, a cryptocurrency price tracking app, and StorySaver, a third-party tool for downloading stories from Instagram.

The malicious code is able to display fake notifications and login forms on the infected device to harvest login credentials used to access legitimate banking applications. The code is also able to intercept SMS messages to bypass two-factor authentication used by the financial institutions.

The same malware was discovered by experts at security firm RiskIQ in November.

According to researchers from ESET, the Crypto Monitor app was uploaded to the Play store on November 25 by the developer walltestudio, while the StorySaver app was uploaded by the developer kirillsamsonov45 on November 29.

Together, the apps had reached between 1000 and 5000 downloads at the time we reported them to Google on December 4. Both apps have since been removed from the store. states the analysis published by ESET.

When the user launches the malicious apps, they compare the apps installed on the infected device against a list of fourteen apps used by Polish banks and once found one of them, the malicious code can display fake login forms imitating those of the targeted legitimate apps.

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App name Package name
Alior Mobile com.comarch.mobile
BZWBK24 mobile pl.bzwbk.bzwbk24
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18:59

Jharkhand Government Gives Clean Chit to Hansda Sowvendra Shekhars Book on Adivasis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The state government had banned The Adivasi Will Not Dance in August alleging that it portrayed the Santhal community in a bad light.

The Adivasi Will Not Dance is a collection of short stories by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar. Credit: Facebook/Speaking Tiger

The Adivasi Will Not Dance is a collection of short stories by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar. Credit: Facebook/Speaking Tiger

New Delhi: Four months after banning Hansda Sowvendra Shekhars collection of short stories on the grounds that it portrayed the Santhal community particularly women in a bad light, the Jharkhand government has given the book The Adivasi Will Not Dance a clean chit.

According to Scroll.in, Shekhar who is also a doctor by profession and was suspended on August 13 for writing the book without the states government permission  had said that he would not make any changes in the book. If I do so, then where...

18:52

Surgeon who exposed Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti found dead in apartment with stab wound to the chest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Surgeon who exposed Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti found dead in apartment with stab wound to the chest | 12 Dec 2017 | A well-known surgeon who exposed major inadequacies in medical trauma care promised to the Haitian people by the Clinton Foundation after the non-profit raised over $30 million dollars in donations following the devastating 2010 earthquake was found dead in his upscale apartment Sunday with a stab wound to the chest. Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found lying dead on the bathroom floor of his apartment by his 11-year-old daughter with a knife sticking out of his chest...In January of 2010, Dr. Lorich sent a detailed email to a confidant which ended up getting forwarded to Cheryl Mills who was Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the time before being forwarded on again to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The doctor's correspondence, provided by Wikileaks, was critical of how the situation in Haiti was being handled.

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