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Saturday, 20 January


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Saturday, 06 January


Browser makers move to mitigate risk of Spectre browser attacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple has confirmed that it has already pushed out security updates for iOS, macOS and tvOS that mitigate the danger of users being affected by Meltdown attacks. (watchOS did not require mitigation.) The updates were released in early December, and apparently there is no measurable reduction in the performance of macOS and iOS due to the implementation of the mitigations. But, when it comes to reducing the risk of Spectre attacks, updates are yet to More


Rapidly deepening low hits New Zealand with heavy rain, powerful winds and destructive storm surge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A powerful storm is affecting much of New Zealand since January 3, 2018 with very heavy rain and powerful winds. At least one person has been killed, authorities confirmed, numerous roads were closed, air traffic halted and more than 20 000 homes lost power. The...... Read more

In Nabi Saleh, the Palestinians arent legally blonde (Amira Hass ) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

05/01/2018 - The Tamimi family jokes about everything, but had the bullet hit just a half-millimeter to the side, they wouldnt have had a son at all Blond, thats how the Israelis remember the children ...


Four misconceptions around compensating controls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the New Year celebrations come to a close, the deadline to become compliant with the EUs new consumer protection regulation GDPR is creeping closer. With this new law coming into effect in late May, businesses around the world are running out of time to prepare or else risk facing reputation and financial ruin. The best preparation will include companies phasing out the use of compensating controls to ensure proper compliance and the health of More


What can we expect from Januarys Patch Tuesday? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You know how sometimes you look at the weekend forecast on Thursday morning and you see that it will be sunny until early next week and then you look out the window to see it is pitch black and hailing? My forecast was going to predict some OS updates that included the fixes for the OS side of the CPU vulnerabilities that were identified late last year. Then I saw the swarm of emails, posts, More


MACKAY More than 320g of ice seized by police "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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More than 320g of ice seized by police

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Arnold Di Carlo, 41, of Sarina faced Mackay Magistrates Court on a series of drug charges yesterday . He was denied bail and remanded in custody. He will face court again on March 7. Two others will face charges at a later date. Snr Sgt Tucker said it was a significant seizure, especially for Mackay.

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MACKAY Woman assaulted after refusing to make brother coffee "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Woman assaulted after refusing to make brother coffee

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A MAN bashed his sister and damaged her kitchenware after she refused to make him a cup of coffee. The man, 48, left his sisters Pimlico home on Wednesday night but was arrested when police found him at his own address a short time later. The Rosslea man, who cannot be named for legal reasons,

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MACKAY Affray charges after new year celebrations in Moranbah "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

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Affray charges after new year celebrations in Moranbah

January 05, 2018 at 07:22AM ,

The men have been charged with affray by Moranbah Police and released to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on February 5. Moranbah Police and the Moranbah Liquor Accord stand united in tackling alcohol fuelled violence in Moranbahs licensed premises and those individuals involved in such

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Whats next in IT outsourcing? 6 trends to watch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As more companies consider service providers as an extension of their own enterprise, an increasing number are choosing to outsource business functions to trusted partners, especially when it comes to information technology. Here are six trends that will come to the forefront over the coming year, including a growing emphasis on partnerships and a heightened demand for specialization in emerging technologies like IoT and AI. 1. Traditional captive centers will decrease Captive centers will die More

Friday, 05 January


Punes Fire Temple Pours Cold Water on the Parsi Right-Wing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Like the new fire temple in Pune whose doors will be open to all, members of the Parsi community too must embrace marrying non-Parsis to stave off extinction.

The fire temple in Pune. Credit: Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism

The fire temple in Pune. Courtesy: Association for Revival of Zoroastrianism

Born a little over a hundred years ago in Uttar Pradesh, my grandmother was both a devout and a highly-liberal Parsi; she wrote books on Zoroastrianism for children and railed against the orthodoxy. As a student at Bombay University over half a century ago she went back for a college education when she was in her 50s she once told her professor that she was frustrated over just how narrow and closed the Parsi community in India had become. Her professor said that change took time; a few generations at the very least.

My grandmother died just two weeks short of her 100th birthday. I wish she had been around to see a major change last week: the inauguration of a new fire temple in Pune whose doors will be open to people of all communities. This fire temple has been funded by well-known Parsi industrialists, lawyers and philanthropists, proof that many eminent members of the community are not represented by the orthodox elements.

The fire temple will...


High Back Rattan Dining Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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High Back Rattan Dining Chairs - If you are going to buy a simple seat, there are numerous things you want to bear in mind. At this time, this report will offer you tips that can enable you to meet with the chair you're searching for. So, just have a look at these tips. As the very first step, you will need to determine about the prospective size restrictions for your seat you're going to buy and additionally the maximum dimensions can be when, for example, you're going to transfer your new chair through a narrow doorway or if you are likely to squeeze it into a tiny living space. This is very important especially with recliners, which ought to be pulled away from the walls and might obstruct the traffic patterns once tilted back.

The second step would be to consider concerning the color as the easy chair will get a part of your decoration for many decades. You should choose something which you could live with for extended time. Maybe, you can pick a neutral chair that can be upgraded with trendy pillow. The next step you need to do is to come across the idea about the kind of upholstery before you begin to look at it you want. Actually, the challenging leather can be ideal for the family with toddlers and pets. White cotton can be fine for adults.

The next step is to test the chair. It is possible to attempt to take a seat in the seat for several minutes so as to estimate comfort. In any case, you want to think about the feels of the fabric's texture as you examine it. The itchy or scratchy material must be passed by. The last step is to check if the pattern of the cloth is matched properly. When it's a stripe, big print, plaid, and so forth, the pattern on the back part of the chair has to line up with the pattern onto the cushion and also on down towards the very front of seats base.


Xilinx ZynqMP DisplayPort DRM/KMS Driver Posted "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Xilinx is interested in contributing the latest DRM/KMS driver upstream...


World is doomed: Erdogan denounces U.S. justice collapse after Turkish banker trial American plot to undermine Turkeys government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) Tayyip Erdogan denounced U.S. justice on Friday and suggested Turkey could rethink some bilateral agreements with Washington, after a U.S. court convicted a Turkish banker in a trial that included testimony of corruption by top Turkish officials.

In his first public comments on Wednesdays verdict, the Turkish president cast the case as American plot to undermine Turkeys government and economy an argument likely to resonate with nationalist supporters.

If this is the U.S. understanding of justice, then the world is doomed, Erdogan told a news conference before his departure to France for an official visit.

A U.S. jury convicted an executive of Turkeys majority state-owned Halkbank (HALKB.IS) of evading Iran sanctions, at the close of the trial which has strained relations between the NATO allies. Some of the court testimony implicated senior Turkish officials, including Erdogan. Ankara has said the case was based on fabricated evidence.

Without being specific, Erdogan said the case put agreements between the two countries into jeopardy: .The bilateral accords between us are losing their validity. I am saddened to say this, but this is how it will be from now on.

Turkeys foreign ministry on Thursday condemned the conviction as unprecedented meddling in its internal affairs. The row has unnerved investors and weighed on the lira currency, which hit a series of record lows last year.

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Turkey After the failed coup attempt, Turkey holds former military men in near-naked confinement. Anadolu Agency photo

The court case has put pressure on relations between Washington and the biggest Muslim country in NATO, already strained since a 2016 failed coup in Turkey which Erdogan blames on followers of a cleric who lives in the United States.

Only last week the United States and Turkey lifted all visa restrictions against each other, ending a months-long visa dispute tha...


Being There "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After the deluge of tweets by Donald Trump after the New Year one cant help but questioning not only his qualification as the leader of U.S. presidency, but his sanity. Those so called serious people in DC no longer call out President Xi as authoritarian, and U.S. president as symbol of democracy, but avoid the comparison totally. Foreign leaders are now embarrassed and frightened to be associated with him and hoping Mueller will save the day. The situation reminded me of a movie I saw from 1979, Being There, starring Peter Sellers so much, that I ordered from On Demand and watched it again.

The movie was a satire of American politics and politicians, that people in poverty as the camera panned across downtown Washington DC of the homeless and jobless young African Americans, while Chauncey Gardner, an imbecile former gardener walked among them with the background music of 2001, A Space Odyssey, signaling the dawning of a new age. He accidentally became avatar of the rich, his utterances became pearls of wisdom, with a blank page which people wrote their own biases and desires. The black humor of him being unable to read or write but relied on TV for wisdom is peerless now that we have Trump being essentially the same except the contrast of innocence with evil today. It is life imitates art with an evil twist that no one could have predicted it became reality, except probably what the black maid Louise said in the movie, What white people with no brain can do, maybe become president. The movie ends with Mr. Gardner walking away over the water as if hes Christ.

I was saying before the election that Trump if elected will be a disaster and accelerate the decline of American empire. Events since then has validated my view. Yet while this has been good for China, we should not underestimate the danger it poses for the world. After all, 1/3 of U.S. wants the nuclear preemption war against North Korea, its probably higher in the military, with Trump in desperation and senility we may see it yet. I myself have no sympathy for the Kim Dynasty, and China probably has no more danger beyond the radiation fallout and refugee camps, but still the thought of millions dead nauseates me.




The End For Clinton Finally Begins, 1964 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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'Fire and Fury': Hope Hicks' family, friends say she'll need therapy after she leaves Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Family and friends of Hope Hicks believe the White House communications director will have to seek professional counseling after she leaves her job in the administration, according to a report published Thursday. "Following the Trump victory and her [Hope Hicks] move into the White House, her friends and intimates talked with great concern about what kind of therapies and recuperation she would need after her tenure was finally over," an excerpt from Michael Wolff's forthcoming book "Fire and Fury" stated, as reprinted in GQ. Hicks, 29, was the first person President Trump's campaign hired in 2015. She had worked for Matthew Hiltzik's New York-based public relations firm before jumping to Ivanka Trump's fashion brand, where the eldest Trump daughter recommended Hicks for her father's campaign.


Precious Plumage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From left, the feathers of an opal-crowned manakin, a snow-capped manakin and the golden-crowned manakin. Credit University of Toronto Scarborough via NYTimes

Out of the roughly 250 bird families in the world, manakins (Pipridae family) are probably my favorite, because theyre like birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae family), except you dont have to take a helicopter to remote areas of Papua New Guinea to see them. Almost all manakins are colorfulor at least the males are; females normally being a drab greenand they often have interesting behavior as well. I saw my first manakins in Ecuador, where two flashy species had some fun sounds to go along with their calls, but most of my exposure to the family has been in Costa Rica, where I did my best to record a...


Elon Musks Latest Corporate Welfare Effort? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If the Fire and Fury Musk excerpt is true, Elon Musk appears to be rapidly adapting to the spending priorities of the Trump era downplaying his climate ventures, advancing proposals for himself to be at the helm of the Trump push for exploration missions to other planets. But in


Newt Dems Will NOT Sweep 2018 Elections, 1962 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The End For Clinton Finally Begins (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The End For Clinton Finally Begins Video Bill Still The beginning of the end of the CCC the Clinton Crime Cabal has finally begun. According to a new report, the Justice Department has reopened the investigation into...

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Tessellation Shaders Land For RadeonSI NIR Backend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The work led by Valve Linux driver developer Timothy Arceri on adding tessellation shader support to RadeonSI's NIR code-path has been merged to Mesa 17.4-dev Git...


"Life Is Like..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was
going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions,
and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends."
- Joseph Campbell


Hoera, De Rijken Worden Nog Rijker!!! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dow Jones knalt door de 25.000 punten

De Amerikaanse aandelenbeurzen blijven maar stijgen. Op de derde handelsdag van het nieuwe jaar zette Wall Street weer allerlei nieuwe records neer.
De Dow Jones is donderdag voor het eerst door de 25.000 puntengrens heen geschoten. De toonaangevende index heeft er niet meer dan 23 dagen over gedaan om er duizend punten bij te krijgen. Ook dat is een record. De Dow legde die afstand van duizend punten nog nooit zo snel af.
'Dit gaat wel een beetje heel hard', moet ook Wim Zwanenburg toegeven. Toch baart de spurt van de Dow Jones de beleggingsstrateeg van Stroeve Lemberger niet direct zorgen. 'Ik zie collega's die een beetje last hebben van hoogtevrees. Dat is ook weer misplaatst.'


Why My Father Shuns Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why My Father Shuns Social Media
By Tom Purcell

"My father is behind the curve on social media, but I think he is onto something. You see, my father was born in 1933. He was a paperboy in the days when paperboys stood on city corners and shouted Extra! In his home, the newspaper still is king. He has two delivered daily. He reads every inch of both. He does the crossword puzzles in both, too with a pencil. (Note to people under 30: A pencil is a small, yellow stick that leaves a mark when its tip is pressed against paper.)

My father knows that people can do crossword puzzles on their computers and smartphones, but the idea is nutty to him. Only an idiot would bring electronic equipment into the bathroom.

To be sure, my father has shunned the communications marvels of modern times. He uses my mothers smartphone but only to avoid long-distance charges. I showed him how to use her phone to text family members, but he gave up on that fast. (Note to people over 50: texting is when yo...


World watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Friday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.


Chaos in Catalonia Hits Barcelona Housing Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Barcelona wanted to take some air out of its property bubble. Will it wind up getting more than it bargained for?


Has rape become a weapon to silence atheists in Bangladesh? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is no place for me in Bangladesh," says a young woman blogger who fled the south Asian country in 2017 following a gang rape.

Bangladeshi Islamists protest in 2016 against Bangladeshi Islamists protest in 2016 against "mockery" of Islam. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved.Its no longer news that non-believers and members of minority communities face random persecution by Islamists in Bangladesh.

Five years ago, the Awami League government, which claims to be secular, introduced draconian penalties for blasphemy by electronic publishers by amending section 57 of the Information & Communication Technology Act.

This amendment aimed to curb free speech and targeted bloggers and writers who were trying to promote secular values in a civilised and peaceful way. Atheists were brutally attacked and several were killed in subsequent bloodbaths in 2015 and 2016.

Sexual violence has also been used against atheist bloggers, including 22-year-old Nirala*, a young feminist of Singhalese origin. She was gang raped in 2016, and fled Bangladesh in 2017.

Though rape of young women is...


January 6 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1367  Richard II of England, was born (d. 1400).

1412  Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France, was born legendary date, some scholars think it was January 7-  (d. 1431).

1494  The first Mass in the New World was celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola.

1540 King Henry VIII of England married Anne of Cleves.

1714 Percivall Pott, English physician, was born. He was one of the founders of orthopedy, and the first scientist to demonstrate that a cancer may be caused by an environmental carcinogen (d. 1788).

1721 The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble published its findings.

1781 In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeated the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.

1838 Samuel Morse first successfully tested the electrical telegraph.

1878 Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian, was born  (d. 1967).

1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer, was born (d. 1931).

1893 The Washington National Cathedral was chartered by Congress.

1907 Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare centre for working class children in Rome.

1923 Norman Kirk, New Zealander Prime Minister, was born  (d. 1974).



1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What a lovely example of late 60s 365 GT. This Pininfarina-designed, 500 Superfast-inspired, 2 + 2 imposes its presence via a huge hood and sizable trunk. Powered by three Weber 40 DF / 1 double-barrel carburettors, the Ferrari 365 GT V12 is a bored to 4 liters out of the 330. The most powerful road Ferrari

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Larry Wall illustrated "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At Browserling I hired a professional artist to illustrate famous computer people. Here is how he illustrated Larry Wall, the creator of Perl programming language.

In case you're joining just now, here are the previous comics:

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Dangers of Old Indian Medical Council Act Remain in New National Medical Commission Bill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The long-term implications of the National Medical Commission Bill have not been adequately debated, and several of its features have caused widespread anger.

Doctors protest in New Delhi on January 2. Credit: Twitter/ANI

Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot is a play where nothing happens and yet the audience remains riveted. The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill belongs to the very same genre. Despite nine years of confabulating, the Bill has the danger of having similar outcomes as the old Indian Medical Council (MCI) Act. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and doctors at large have expressed outrage at some of the provisions in the Act.

The idea of reforming and revamping the MCI took root in the Independence Day speech of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in 2009. The vision was to replace the MCI with an overarching National Commission for Human Resources fo...


ShapeShift Enables NEO Support for Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its always good to see existing cryptocurrency services support new currencies. In the case of ShapeShift, they have been adding quite a few coins throughout 2017. It seems this trend will carry over into 2018, as the first new currency has been added already. NEO, one of the top 15 cryptocurrencies, is now available for trading on this platform.

Supporting different currencies is the bread and butter of ShapeShift. This service allows users to convert between different currencies without creating an account. Although it cant be used for major transactions in one go, it has a certain appeal. Especially for users who dont want to rely on regular exchanges, such a platform can make a big difference. After all, it is convenient, has low fees, and transactions are completed very quickly. Adding NEO to the list of supported currencies makes a lot of sense.

NEO Trading is Live on ShapeShift

As a result of this move, NEO can now be traded against all other supported currencies. This will give the popular altcoin a lot of new trading markets waiting to be explored in the future. Right now, trading NEO is somewhat limited to Bitcoin and Ethereum across most platforms. With ShapeShift, about 30 different combinations are added to this list as we speak. It is always good to have more options at ones disposal, to say the very least.

As is always the case, it remains to be seen if this will generate more interest in NEO. While it is a popular altcoin, its not even close to rivaling Ethereum. That seems a bit odd, considering this altcoin refers to itself as the Ethereum of China. It will be interesting to see how the future plays out for this currency. Its value has gone up steadily throughout 2017 and that trend is still in place during the first week of the new year.


Laid Off Bethesda Employee Cleans 70 Cheese Wheels Out of Desk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ROCKVILLE, Md. After being fired, Bethesda animator Jeff Callahan was seen packing a confusingly extensive assortment of useless objects into a bankers box as he promptly left the building.

This is going to be really hard on my family, said the overweight 35-year-old artist, cramming cheese wheel after cheese wheel into the box. How am I going to tell my wife? We just signed a lease on a new car.

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Callahan slid open another desk drawer, which contained 35 pool balls, a handful of gems, dragon bones, a bee in a jar, and a 10mm pistol, wondering, Why did I bring all this stuff to work? What a goddamned nightmare.

Other employees offered to help Callahan carry his burdens, but he refused, only relenting when he had already loaded 300lbs onto his person and was moving at such a slow shuffle security became impatient.

As he continued to dole out his increasingly unwieldy belongings, he stated, Its almost Christmas. My son Trey wanted a new bike. Im gonna have to sell these stacks of illegible burned books if Im gonna make that happen. The possibility has left me considering suicide.

Security kept a close eye on Callahan during his exit. Senior Guard Anthony Terrell explained, We have to make sure he doesnt look like hes saving. They save right before they snap and kill everybody. Callahan left peacefully, however, making a scene only when dragon-shout noises started blaring from his smart watch.

In lieu of fast travel, Callahan drove slowly home in silence, stopping only to pull over to the side of the road and cry in his car. At press time, he was observed at a local tavern drinking 14 bottles of ale in the span of 3 seconds.


Saudi Arabias air defense system intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saudi Arabias anti-missile defense system. (AFP)

DUBAI: Royal Saudi Air Defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile on Friday over the southern province of Najran, bordering Yemen.

The foiled attack took place shortly after Houthi affiliated news channel Al-Masirah TV published a statement stating that the militias had fired a missile at Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile last year, the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen intensified their attempts on Saudi Arabia, targeting several civilian areas in the kingdom.
Last month, Houthi militias fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh, this...


Fox News pundits and neocons who cheered Iraq war suggest arming Iranian protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sharing the world with neocons is like living with an Alzheimer's patient. "I want to go home!" "You are home, Mum. Remember? You live here now with me and Dave? And your grandkids? You've been living here for two years. This is your home." "Oh, okay." [Two minutes pass.] "I want to go home!" Except they're not forgetful. They're just evil.


If freedom of the press is democracy, then how do you call this? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Defending media freedom has never been so important. Governments are becoming subtler in attempting to hide the truth. Journalists must become subtler too in uncovering it. Espaol

A woman takes part in a protest against the murder of journalists in Mexico, at Reforma Avenue. Mexico City. March 25, 2017. NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved.

       We must all know that each mediocrity, each surrender, each act of complacency will harm us as much as the enemy's rifles. Albert Camus

Being a journalist in Turkey or Egypt may cost you your freedom. In Syria or Mexico, it may cost you your life. According to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, the world is becoming a more dangerous place for journalists to do their job.

Governments and non-state actors limit the freedom of the press for a variety of reasons. The Obiangs and Berdymuhamedovs do it simply to hold on to power. The Rouhanis and Salman bin Abdulazizs, to defend morality. And the Erdogans and Maduros to stifle opposition, using social unrest as an excuse. The problem, however, goes well beyond Cold War era dictatorships, autocratic regimes and rel...


New York Times: Beating a hasty retreat from the Steele dossier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fusion GPS and the New York Times want to disassociate the dossier from the collusion narrative they labored to create. The New York Times' Russian Reset continues. My weekend column argued that the Democrats and the media are scrambling to pull together a new origination account of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. The original origination account has become a political liability because it centered on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser who featured prominently in the so-called Steele dossier. The dossier, a compilation of Russia-sourced reports authored by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, is now known to have been a Clinton campaign-funded opposition-research project. Though its key allegations seem never to have been verified by the FBI, the dossier was apparently used by the Obama Justice Department in applying to the FISA court for a surveillance warrant targeting Page as a Russian agent enmeshed in a corrupt plot against the 2016 election. On cue, the Times has now published a defensive op-ed by the two founders of Fusion GPS, the research firm that produced the Steele dossier. What is most striking about this offering by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch is what it studiously avoids addressing: the specific allegations in the dossier.


Everythings terrible, so heres a dog sledging "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This will ease your pain if youre coming to the end of your first week back at work.

Clever doggy!



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FLASHBACK: California Democrats propose to spend $1 billion dollars on health care for illegal immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state. Medi-Cal, which is the state's Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements. The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee. According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants. California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for people under 19; Ting's proposal would extend that to all ages.


Storm Eleanor causes havoc across Europe, gusts of 100mph/161kmh reported "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The first windstorm of the new year has caused damage and major travel disruption across western Europe. Locations from the British Isles into France, Netherlands and Germany all endured powerful winds, rain and coastal flooding.


Bitcoin Hype Pushes Hackers to Lesser-Known Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Cybercriminals are increasingly moving away from bitcoin as their preferred digital currency in favor of lesser-known cryptocurrencies because of prolonged transaction delays, surging transaction costs and general market volatility, experts tell CyberScoop.

Although cybercriminals have been slowly moving away from bitcoin for months, researchers say a noticeable shift towards alternative coins such as Monero, Dash and ZCash occurred when bitcoin's value skyrocketed over $19,000 for one bitcoin in mid-December. The price has drastically fluctuated between $12,000 and roughly $19,000 since then.

"Many cybercriminals emulate the operational best practices of legitimate businesses in order to minimize their overhead costs and maximize returns, and in the case of high transaction costs with bitcoin, it makes perfect sense to look at other coins with smaller overheads," said Richard Henderson, a global security strategist with endpoint cybersecurity firm Absolute.


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Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from Spectre chip flaw "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Apple Inc will release a patch for the Safari web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs within days, it said on Thursday, after major chipmakers disclosed flaws that leave nearly every modern computing device vulnerable to hackers.

Browser makers Google, Microsoft Corp and Mozilla Corps Firefox all confirmed to Reuters that the patches they currently have in place do not protect iOS users. With Safari and virtually all other popular browsers not patched, hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users may have no secure means of browsing the web until Apple issues its patch.

Apple stressed that there were no known instances of hackers taking advantage of the flaw to date.

 Apple to issue fix for iPhones and Macs at risk from 'Spectre' chip flaw

On Wednesday, Alphabet Incs Google and other security researchers disclosed two major chip flaws, one called Meltdown affecting only Intel Corp chips and one called Spectre affecting nearly all computer chips made in the last decade. The news sparked a sell-off in Intels stock as investors tried to gauge the costs to the chipmaker.

In a statement on its website, Apple said all Mac and iOS devices were affected by both Meltdown and Spectre. But the most recent operating system updates for Mac computers, Apple TVs, iPhones and iPads protect users against the Meltdown attack and do not slow down the devices, it added, and Meltdown does not affect the Apple Watch.

Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable to Spectre attacks through code that can run in web browsers. Apple said it would issue a patch to its Safari web browser for those devices in the coming days.

Shortly after the researchers disclosed the chip flaws on Wednesday, Google and Microsoft released statements telling users which of their products were affected. Google said its users of Android phones more than 80 percent of the global market were protected if they had the latest security updates.

Apple remained silent for more than a day about the fate of the hundreds of millions of users of its iPhones and iPads. Ben Johnson, co-founder and chief strategist for cyber security firm Carbon Black, said the delay in updating customers about whether Apples devices are at risk could affect Apples drive to get more business customers to adopt its hardware.

Something this severe gets the attention of all the employee...


Folding Wooden Chairs for Sale "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Folding Wooden Chairs for Sale - You are able to tell when your church chairs are due for replacement. It is no secret that worn chairs out is not comfortable. They reflect badly on a church and therefore are visually unappealing, not to mention structurally unsound. Structurally seating can give way at any given time, damaging a family member member or potentially embarrassing.

When buying church chairs, quality is more non-negotiable; it is always preferable to invest in a few rows of quality seats that will endure for many years to come instead of purchase a room full of cheap chairs which will begin to fall apart at the seams in the moment they're first used. You get exactly what you purchase when it comes to seats. They offer you a worth, as they'll last much more than diminished quality seats while quality seats may not be cheap. Purchasing good chairs will even provide your congregation a more comfortable environment and an worship experience.

It may be difficult to get church chairs if the church is currently overwhelmed by other financial obligations. Luckily, there are a couple of tips which you can use even in the face of a church budget that is tight to make sure that you are able to buy quality church chairs for your congregation.


No Refuge for the Boroughs Battered Wives? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No Refuge for the Boroughs Battered Wives?

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD, examining continuing fierce resistance to the proposed Womens Refuge at Danes Dyke, Newby, Scarborough.


When the Planning & Development Committee of Scarborough Borough Council met on 12th March 2015, it considered PLANNING APPLICATION (14/02380/RG4) LAND AT DANES DYKE, NEWBY the proposed Womens Refuge. The Minutes show that Planning Consent was GRANTED in accordance with Officers recommendations, despite strong dissent from Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.] (Scalby Ward)  who was a mere two months away from assuming the Leadership and Newby ward Councillor Andrew JENKINSON [Con.], who can generally be found following faithfully in his Svengalis footsprints.

According to the Councils own specification, the Danes Dyke location matched the requirement criteria exactly; none of the other prospective sites complied.

Only the Danes Dyke location is suitable. No Danes Dyke? No Refuge.

The Safeguarding Joint Commissioning Plan 2012-2016 for the whole of North Yorkshire (inc. City of York Council) stated that its number one priority is:

  • Safeguard Domestic Abuse Accommodation based services and specialist floating support services as much as possible.

According to this Independent report, around 200 women and children fleeing from domestic abuse are turned away from refuges each day in England.

So, with no provision at all in the Borough of Scarborough, I wondered why Councillor BASTIMAN was so fiercely opposed to an ideally qualified Refuge for battered wives in a ward only neighbouring his own. Was it really just the NIMBY factor? Was Councillor BASTIMAN simply tryin...


Anti-Trump Outrage in Pakistan Includes Demand to End Role as US Gun for Hire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is time for Pakistan to delink from the U.S., said Pakistani politician Imran Khan, a long-time critic of American drone program


Pakistani opposition politician and cricket legend, Imran Khan, speaks out against President Pervez Musharraf and emergency rule at a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Amid reports that President Donald Trump is preparing to announce cuts to U.S. security assistance to Pakistan, a chorus of Pakistani officials slammed the move, including Imran Khana political leader and fierce opponent of the American drone programwho denounced Trump for attempting to humiliate and insult his country and urged the government to never again be used as an American gun for hire.

The lesson we must learn is never to be used by others for short-term paltry financial benefits, Khan said in a scathing statement issued through a spokesperson on Thursday. We became a U.S. proxy for a war against the Soviet Union when it entered Afghanistan and we allowed the CIA to create, train, and arm Jihadi groups on our soil and a decade later we tried to eliminate them as ter...


Valve Ships Its First SteamOS Brewmaster Beta Of 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While SteamOS has felt like it's just been on life-support the past year, Valve is starting off 2018 by a fairly sizable SteamOS Brewmaster Beta update...


Trumps Justice Department Takes U-Turns on Obama-Era Positions Potential ramifications on election law, labor practices, immigration, marijuana "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The flurry of reversals have potential ramifications on election law, labor practices, immigration and other issues.

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Jan. 5, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET

WASHINGTONWhen the Supreme Court hears a major election-law case next week, the Justice Department will argue that nothing prevents Ohio from canceling the voter registration of citizens who dont confirm their eligibility after not voting for two years.

Thats the exact opposite of the departments argument during earlier stages of the litigation when, under Obama administration leadership, it contended that Ohios practice unlawfully stripped eligible voters from the rolls.

Its one of an array of cases in which Trump administration appointees over the past year have flipped the Justice Departments position, moves with potential ramifications on election law, labor practices, immigration and other issues.

Its not unusual for the department to adjust some legal positions under a new administration. But legal analysts say the shifts since President Donald Trump took office have been particularly numerous and pronounced.

Every administration does, and certainly in my time we did do, the occasional U-turnbut with great reluctance, said Harvard law professor Charles Fried, who, as solicitor general under President Ronald Reagan represented the government before the Supreme Court and in select lower-court litigation.

But the solicitor generals office has long been viewed as the protector of executive prerogatives regardless of which party is in power, leading to relatively consistent legal positions across administrations, Mr. Fried said. What sets apart the Trump administration, he said, is that it not only has changed several positions quickly to reflect new policies, but in some instances has taken positions that could limit federal authority in the future.

He cited the Justice...


yum find out path where is package installed to on CentOS/RHEL "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have install htop package on a CentOS/RHEL. I wanted find out where and at what path htop package installed all files. Is there an easy way to tell yum where is package installed on a CentOS/RHEL?

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Jeff Sessions Foolishly Targets Pot: 3 Reasons Measure Cant Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jeff Sessions Foolishly Targets Pot: 3 Reasons Measure Cant Work by Mike Mish Shedlock The Maven TDC Note Jeff Sessions needs to come join us in the 21st century OR make another attempt at outlawing alcohol and why...

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Tonal Blanket "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A waffle-like texture and a beautiful spectrum of pinks, peaches, and russets, our Tonal Blanket is truly a stunning knit. And as it turns out, all this beauty is only as challenging as a simple slip stitch, which means beginners can learn something new and make something gorgeous without being in over your head!

Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

Taking a closer look, you can see how the wide stripes of heather-ed tones sharpen into a complex texture, where distinct pops of color seem to peep through tiny Heirloom White panes.

Tonal Blanket | Purl Soho

And in our Season Alpaca, the finished Tonal Blanket has a gentle heft and a wonderful warmth thats just right for when the mercury drops. Get started with our Tonal Blanket Bundle, which includes the yarn youll need to make a Crib size blanket (add 5 more skeins of Heirloom White for a Throw size). Choose between this toasty Warm spectrum or our Cool version, which ranges from soft lavender to dark ocean blue. Either way, this is a blanket to treasure!

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The Story Behind Ahed #Tamimis Slap: Her Cousins Head Shattered by israeli Soldiers Bullet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Story Behind Ahed Tamimis Slap: Her Cousins Head Shattered by Israeli Soldiers Bullet Just before Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi slapped one of the soldiers whod invaded her yard, she learned that her 15-year-old cousin Mohammed had been shot in the head at close range By Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, Haaretz Half a head. []


Iran Erupts in All Out Street War, 1963 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Wow, this extract from Wolffs book is a shocking insight into Trumps mind "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The only excerpt you need to read from Michael Wolffs book about Donald Trump, courtesy of @pixelatedboat on Twitter.

Extraordinary stuff!



Russia says U.S. is looking for reasons to pressure Iran on its nuclear program "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


AFP/File | Iran has previously said there was no possibility of its nuclear deal with world powers being overturned by US President Donald Trump despite his threat to rip it up

MOSCOW (AFP)  Russias Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Friday said Washington is looking for reasons to pressure Iran on its nuclear programme.Ryabkov was responding to US Vice President Mike Pence who this week said Washington will not remain silent on Iran and called for a replacement to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

If (the US) is looking for reasons to increase pressure on Iran that have nothing to do with the (nuclear) deal, and thats how it looks like from what we see, then this is an unworthy method that should not be used by a great power, Ryabkov said.

The 2015 Iran deal gave Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

We see no reason whatsoever to change the Iran deal, he added.

Earlier this week Ryabkov warned Washington against interfering in Irans internal affairs after US President Donald Trump pledged to help Iranians take back their government following protests.

US President Donald Trump tried to ramp up pressure on what he called a brutal and corrupt regime in Iran amid anti-government protests in the country this week.

Much of Trumps response has focused on playing up perceived errors in foreign policy by the Obama administration, including the 2015 Iran deal.

On Thursday, the United States imposed sanctions on five Iranian companies it alleges are working on part of the Islamic republics illegal ballistic missile program.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin linked the measure to recent anti-government protests, arguing that Iran ought to spend more on public welfare than on banned weapons.

Protests over economic problems broke out in Irans second largest city Mashhad on December 28 and quickly spread across the country, turning against the regime as a whole.

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in several cities on Wednesday for pro-regime rallies.



RSK Mines Its Genesis Block Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract Platform "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

RSK Mines Its Genesis Block - Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract Platform

RSK Labs has finally mined its genesis block and formally launched its long-awaited Bitcoin-based smart contract platform and sidechain on the mainnet. While still in beta with limited distribution, the new RSK sidechain is expected to offer significant scaling benefits to the Bitcoin network. caught up with CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar to find out more details.

Also read: Russian Cryptocurrency Bill Is Ready Regulators Share Details

RSK Mined Its Genesis Block

After nearly 3 years of preparation, RSK Labs has finally mined its genesis block at 1:41 am CST on January 4, 2018.

RSK Mines Its Genesis Block - Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract PlatformDiego Gutierrez Zaldivar.

Were very excited to share the RSK mainnet network with the global community, commented RSK Labs CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar. Its a great milestone for the company after years of hard work, but this is not only ours, its a community success.

The first Bitcoin-powered smart contract platform is now live on the mainnet. The source code f...


Flu crisis strikes the UK: Operations cancelled, no beds available, long waits "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The number of people forced to wait long periods in ambulances rose dramatically during the Christmas period, whilst Britain's hospitals were dangerously full. National Health Service (NHS) figures show 16,893 patients waited more than 30 minutes in ambulances at Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments in the week before New Year's Eve. This represents a 42 per cent rise on the 11,900 which endured half hour handover waits the week previously. Those stuck for more than an hour almost doubled, shooting up by 95 per cent to 4,700 compared to 2,400 the week before.


No One Wants a War in Gaza, but the First Israeli Casualty Could Change Everything "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With deterrence measures used since the 2014 Gaza war appearing less effective, Israel is operating on borrowed time

By Amos Harel Jan 05, 2018 11:27 AM

A Palestinian demonstrator reacts during clashes with Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip near the border with Israel, December 29, 2017.

A Palestinian demonstrator reacts during clashes with Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip near the border with Israel, December 29, 2017. IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS

There is a growing sense that Israel may find itself sliding toward another military confrontation in the Gaza Strip, despite the still-valid assumption that it has no interest in one, and the highly likely belief that Hamas doesnt, either. Sporadic rocket and mortar fire from Gaza has been going on for a month, ever since U.S. President Donald Trumps declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israels capital in early December. The fact that there have been no casualties from the 45 rockets and shells launched from the Strip, half of which fell inside Israel, is the main reason that the countrys leaders can refrain from taking harsher retaliatory measures.

However, with respect to Gaza, Israel is operating on borrowed time. Heads of local councils along the border and in the Negev are patient, as long as there are no casualties and the cycle of sirens and people running to shelters is not exacting a psychological toll on the residents. The army has managed to fine-tune the mechanism that alerts residents of an area likely to be hit by a rocket, which excludes many communities from being notified each time another one is launched.

Until this week the fire was attributed to Salafists, the smaller and more extreme groups operating in Gaza, with claims that Hamas was trying to restrain them. The rockets indeed stopped for a few days but was renewed this week with a barrage of mortar shells, which landed near Kibbutz Kfar Aza, where a memorial ceremony was being held for Sgt. Oron Shaul. The Israel Defense Forces admitted belatedly that the Islamic Jihad, a much larger organization than the Salafists, which is not always willing to obey Hamas directives, was responsible for the incident. Since then the Salafists have also resumed their fire, which now comes every two or three days. What seems like a routine journalistic chronicle from Tel Aviv may again make life intolerable in places like Sderot and Kibbutz Nirim.

Late on Wednesday night the Israel Air Force attacked a different type of target for the first time in this round of escalation. It was defined somewhat mysteriously as a key terrorist infrastructure target; the Palestinians also kept silent...


The USAs own colour revolution: What Did Kissinger Mean By A White House War Between Jews And Non-Jews? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Same thing happened in Russia 100 years ago which resulted in the Jewish Bolsheviks and communism Kissinger: White House War Between Jews And Non-Jews Henry Kissinger knows a few things about wars, about Jews, and about the White Houses. But his quip to journalist Michael Wolff on the subject, as quoted in Wolffs bombshell new []


Wolff is Credible on Trumps Diminished Capacity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trumps decision to let Michael Wolff roam around the West Wing during his first year in office seems to have been as rash and ill-considered as his travel ban. Why he thought Wolff would be sympathetic or an ally is a mystery, and its not even clear that he should have trusted Wolffs basic journalistic integrity. Wolff has always employed a degree of Gonzo journalism that is good for making a polemical point but not necessarily consistent with an objective retelling of the facts. There are three things I noted from Wolffs article in the Hollywood Reporter that struck me as particularly important while being broadly corroborated enough by other sources to be credible.

Two of them have to do with observations of diminished capacity. In this first section, its clear that a preexisting tendency to repeat himself verbatim has grown noticeably more pronounced:

There was more: Everybody was painfully aware of the increasing pace of his repetitions. It used to be inside of 30 minutes hed repeat, word-for-word and expression-for-expression, the same three stories now it was within 10 minutes. Indeed, many of his tweets were the product of his repetitions he just couldnt stop saying something.

The way that reads, it seems almost like something that might result from a brain lesion like Drew Barrymores character in 50 First Dates whose anterograde amnesia causes her begin each day with no memory of the previous one. This is supported by a second segment in Wolffs article where he claims that at Mar-a-Lago, just before the new year, a heavily made-up Trump failed to recognize a succession of old friends.

These are relevant allegations because theyre different in kind from simple observations about Trumps basic character. They indicate that there may be a rather significant health issue that is progressive and growing at a fast enough pace to catch the notice even of people who interact with Trump on a daily basis.

The other point of note is the basic unanimity among everyone close to President Trump that he simply is incapable of doing the job.

Donald Trumps small staff of factotums, advisors and family began, on Jan. 20, 2017, an experience that none...

Trump Doesnt Deny Anything Bannon Said "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here is the president of the United States of Americas official statement on his former chief advisor:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party. Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isnt as easy as I make it look.

Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesnt represent my base-hes only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well.

Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books. We have many great Republican members of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

What the president did not say:

1. that Bannon had blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his wherever.
2. that Bannon was bleeding badly from a face-lift.
3. that Bannon was wrong when he said the chance that Don. Jr did not walk [the Russians he met with in Trump Tower] up to his fathers office on the 26th floor is zero.
4. that Bannon was wrong when he said that the campaign should have called the FBI rather than hold a meeting with Kremlin-connected Russians peddling illegally obtained dirt on Hillary Clinton.
5. that Bannon was wrong when he said that holding the meeting was treasonous.
6. that Bannon was wrong when he said that holding the meeting was unpatriotic.
7. that Bannon was wrong when he said that holding the meeting was bad shit.
8. that Bannon was wrong when he mocked the brain trust that decided to meet with the Russians with no lawyers present.
9. that Bannon was a coffee boy.

I dont know how well the president will do in deflecting these criticisms with this stupid press release but if this is the kind of criminal defense he and his family are hoping to offer, hes really going to wish he...

Team Trump Braces for Phase Three Indictments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I dont expect any better from the New York Posts Page Six, but this is still remarkable:

The federal grand jury handing down indictments for special counsel Robert Mueller doesnt appear to include any supporters of President Donald Trump, according to one witness who recently testified before the panel.

The grand jury room looks like a Bernie Sanders rally, my source said. Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley [Calif.]

Of the 20 jurors, 11 are African-Americans and two were wearing peace T-shirts, the witness said. There was only one white male in the room, and he was a prosecutor.

It reminds me of this, from October 22nd, 2008:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin apologized yesterday for implying that some parts of the country are more American than others, even as similar comments by two Republican congressmen were causing a backlash that threatened their chances for reelection.

In an interview on CNN, Palin said comments she made last week in North Carolina praising small towns as the real America and the pro-America areas of this great nation were not intended to suggest that other parts of the country are less patriotic or less American.

If thats the way it has come across, I apologize, she told CNNs Drew Griffin.

That might be the last time that Sarah Palin or the conservative movement apologized for anything, and it obviously wasnt sincere. In their view, the country is divided into whites, particularly white men, and everyone else. White men can serve on a grand jury but if anyone else serves on a grand jury then the proceedings lack legitimacy.

The obvious point here is to undermine the credibility of the investigation into the Trump campaigns dealings with the Russians. Not only is the FBI biased, but the grand jury pool is biased, too. They might as well....


Clinton's Emails To Be Investigated Against By DOJ "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hillary Clintons emails are being brought into the spotlight again. Justice Department officials are revisiting Clintons use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state ...


Russia Warn US Against Interfering in Irans Domestic Affairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the U.S., Israel Saudi Arabia support the the violent opposition protests in Iran, Russia has warned against interfering in Iranian affairs. Russias Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned the U.S. not to interfere in [...]


Who Will Pay the $250+ Billion Reconstruction Cost in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US Government blames Syrian President Bashar Assad for everything. That charge is, however, quite problematic, given the facts in the case. The US CIA was behind the Arab Spring movements to overthrow and replace Assad and other Arab leaders who dissatisfied the US regime, and it then fed into Syria the rebels until now.


What Makes an Inventor? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Economists have long examined the factors determining whether someone becomes an inventor, and they have generally found that the best step aspiring innovators can take is to be born to the right parents. But new research suggests that household income may be masking the influence of other related factors.


Why economists need to be taught how to speak "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the public dont trust or understand the economics that is being communicated, how can they critically engage with the policies that affect their everyday lives?

This is the bit with the economicky words in it, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Budget speech last November. Its hard to imagine Stephen Hawking or Brian Cox saying, this is the bit with the sciency words in it. But the economics profession has a similar responsibility to scientists. As experts, they have a responsibility to convey complex information in an accessible and engaging way to the public, in order for the public to engage with democracy. Social and political issues are often framed in relation to their effect on the economy, and this can decide elections, referenda and policymaking. While scientists have spokespeople who convey their messages in a palatable way, economists do not. Where are the economics pin-ups? Economists arent famed for their social skills. Research has shown that they dont communicate particularly well. A recent study of Twitter found that they were the least likely out of any profession to engage in general conversation. Economists arent storytellers like scientists are; they speak in cold, hard, technical terms most of the time, and unsurprisingly this can be disengaging for the public. In a recent poll by Rethinking Economics, it was found that 60% of UK adults cannot define GDP, while 70% do not know what quantitative easing is. A recent OECD survey found that only 38% of the UK public understand inflation. Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, has argued that the public are less likely to trust a discipline and its spokespeople if they dont understand the subject. This is reflected in a recent poll, which showed that while 82% of the public trust doctors, and 71% trust scientists, only 25% trust economists. Only 4% of the UK population feel that the information they hear in the news about the economy is completely reliable and trustworthy. The economics campaigns website Economy found that only 12% of the public feel confident in th...


Debt Rattle January 5 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Civil Side of the Rojava Revolution: a presentation by returning civil volunteers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two members of Plan C (UK) who have returned from volunteering in civil society in Rojava will discuss their experiences and how they think the revolution is transmitting in the area.

The revolution in Rojava continues to develop geographically and deepen socially. The fact that a revolution based on political autonomy and women's rights is flourishing at this time and in this region is a source of inspiration for many people across the world. But how is the revolution actually spreading and beyond the frontlines what does life look like in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria?

We will also be joined by Aviva, who is working at the 'representation of the selfadminstration of Rojava' in Den Haag.

The evening will be in English due to the speakers, translation into Dutch will be possible if needed.

This evening we will be hosting three speakers:

  • Peter Loo and Sarah Patton spent 9 and 6 months respectively working in Qamishlo in Rojava in the civil structures of the revolution. They went as part of Plan C's Rojava solidarity cluster. Plan C is a UK based anti-capitalist organisation formed in 2011.
  • Aviva is working at the 'representation of the self administration of Northern Syria' in Den Haag - this office functions as a not officially recognized embacy for Roajavans in the Benelux. They build ties to local governments, they European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and institutions that support the progress of selfadministration in Northern Syria.

Worth reading is also the interview with Peter Loo on his experiences there during his time a s a volunteering teacher. The article is called 'A real revolution is a mass of contradictions' and can be found here.

Date/time: Monday 12 february / 20:00
Location: De Klinker, v. Broeckhuysenstraat 46, Nijmegen


US suspends security assistance to Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The United States added bite to its increasingly public spat with Pakistan over militant safe havens Thursday, suspending hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance. President Donald Trump's administration has expressed deep frustration at its South Asian ally's failure to crack down on the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani group bases.


Military Situation In Damascus Eastern Ghouta On January 5, 2017 (Syria Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On January 5, an intense fighting continued between government troops and members of Ahrar al-Sham in the Armoured Vehicles Base area. Despite the recent gains, the Syrian Army was not able to reach the base and to lift the militant siege from it. Army troops still have to pass about 400m to reach positions of their counterparts encircled inside the base.

Military Situation In Damascus' Eastern Ghouta On January 5, 2017 (Syria Map Update)

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Comey's Original Clinton Memo Revealed, Shows Deletions Of Felony Evidence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For months, speculation has swirled around what exactly former FBI Director James Comey said about Hillary Clinton's private email server (and handling of classified material). While much has been leaked, and admitted to, thanks to Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), we now have the complete original Comey statement... and thesubsequent rounds of deletions and edits that watered down the felonious Clinton actions to an embarrassing wrist-slap.


Dead sperm whale found near Armona Island, Portugal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A whale weighing more than 10 tons has been found dead near the island of Armona in the Algarve. Olho harbour master, Nunes Ferreira, said the sperm whale was towed to port at high tide by a life boat. He said the whale, which measured 8.5 metres could be the same one that was beached on Monte Gordo beach on Sunday. A sperm whale was beached on Sunday in Monte Gordo, but locals and the maritime police managed to get it back out to sea.


US: Muslims to become second-largest religious group "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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About 3.45 million Muslims were living in the US in 2017, representing 1.1 percent of the population [Julie Jacobson/AP]

Muslims are expected to become the second-largest religious group in the United States after Christians by 2040, according to a new report.

There were 3.45 millions Muslims living in the US in 2017 representing about 1.1 percent of the total population, a study by Pew Research Center found.

At present, the number of Jewish people outnumber Muslims as the second-largest religious group but that is expected to change by 2040 because the US Muslim population will grow much faster than the countrys Jewish population, the report said.

How many Muslims are there in the US? As of 2017, 3.45 million (or 1.1% of total population), according to new...



US Winks, Israel Bites? The Escalation Scenario. The War on Iran is On Hold? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Winks, Israel Bites? The Escalation Scenario. The War on Iran is On Hold?

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, January 04, 2018

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In 2003, the war on Iran project was already Dj Vu. It had been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since th...


Ahed #Tamimi Stood Up to israel While the Rest of the World Bows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ahed Tamimi Stood Up to Israel While the Rest of the World Bows It is one thing to salute Ahed Tamimis bravery and turn her into a heroine du jour, but real respect for her courage would be to make sure that neither she nor other oppressed and abused Palestinian children have to continue to []


Squirrel at bird feeder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 3 January 2018 video shows a red squirrel feeding at a bird feeder in the Netherlands.


Chinas Secret Meeting to Ban Bitcoin Mining Didnt Happen: Report "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Contrary to widespread recent rumors, the Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) has not held an internal meeting to discuss a ban on bitcoin mining operations in the country, according to a report. Citing an authoritative source, Chinese financial news publication Caixin is reporting that Chinas central bank did not hold a closed-door meeting with regulators Continued

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Gold Up 8 Consecutive Days | 2018: The Road Ahead For The Metals (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold Up 8 Consecutive Days | 2018: The Road Ahead For The Metals Video McAlvany Financials Gold finishes 2017 up 13% on the year and starts 2018 with 8 consecutive up days. Silver finishes 2017 up 6% and Palladium...

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'Bread, jobs and freedom': What is driving the protests in Iran? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Economic reforms proposed by President Rouhani have pushed already squeezed lower and middle-income Iranians to the brink


Learner training overhaul could do better "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Learner motorcycle training was improved with an overhaul in Queensland last year, but could do better, says Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns.

He is calling for Queensland to follow other states in allowing learners to ride solo without a licensed accompanying rider and for a more robust graduated licensing step-up that emphasises riding attitude and self ability.

Chris says the ongoing requirement for learners to have a fully licensed accompanying rider is potentially limiting on the learner getting more riding experience.

He says there is no evidence from the other states that do not have this requirement that there is any increase in risk to learner riders.

We have notified the QTMR that we will be requesting evidence based data on both of these items as the system grows in maturity which we expect to be in the next 12-24 months, he says.

The MRAQ was a representative on the working committee for last years overhaul of the Q-Ride licensing system along with the QTMR, RACQ, QLD police, and training organisations.

Chris says he was pleased to see that committee members showed their dedication by being either licensed riders or learner riders.

The Q-Ride curriculum was overhauled to focus on competency, increase training time and address rider attitude.

Trainers rechecked

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Chris says the overhaul also required trainers to be rechecked because of evidence of substandard trainers.

It is clear that this has been happening from the reports of some trainers being found not complying and or dealing corruptly and hence having their training accreditation revoked, he says.

There are currently 36 Q-Ride Registered Service Providers (RSPs) and 111 Accredited Rider Trainers (ARTs) in Queensland.

In the past three years, the Transport and Main Roads Department has cancelled the accreditation of one provider and two trainers.

One of the trainers whose accreditation was cancelled said he now stands to lose his house over an inflexible technicality.

He says he issued a licence to a motocross...


Iran - Few Protests - Some Riots - US Prepares the Next Phase "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rioting at the current level is in no way endangering the Iranian republic. Should some rioters acquire weapons the intensity might change a bit. But unless they receive material and personal support from the outside, like it happened in Syria, the situation will soon calm down. The people of Iran are against such violence and the government has yet to use its manifold capabilities.


The Democrats Russian Descent Search for Collusion Starting to Look a Lot Like McCarthyism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tactics in the Trump probe are starting to look a lot like McCarthyism.

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Democrats have spent weeks making the case that the Russia-Trump probes need to continue, piling on demands for more witnesses and documents. So desperate is the left to keep this Trump cudgel to hand that Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats have moved toward neo-McCarthyism.

If that sounds hyperbolic, consider an email recently disclosed by the Young Turks Network, a progressive YouTube news channel. Its dated Dec. 19, 2017, and its author is April Doss, senior counsel for the committees Democrats, including Vice Chairman
Below from RT Russia Today
Senate probe expanded to anyone of Russian descent or nationality email

The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence probe into allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia includes anyone believed to be of Russian descent or nationality, according to a new report.


Cryptopay Makes Spending Bitcoin Easier with Its New Android App "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrencies have become the talk of the town in the recent months. The growing interest in the digital currencies is interlinked with the rising prices of Bitcoin and other altcoins. While the number of people buying cryptocurrencies continues to grow, its use is currently limited as an investment asset and not an instrument of value exchange on a regular basis the actual use case for which it was created in the first place. The main reason for that is the lack of options for people to spend the digital currencies they possess.

Cryptopay is a cryptocurrency platform which is designed to make spending and managing Bitcoin easier for its users. While the platform has been offering a range of products for some time now, it has recently added a brand-new Android application to its arsenal. Some of Cryptopays product offering includes Bitcoin Wallet, Prepaid Bitcoin Cards, Exchange, Gift Cards and soon to be launched Bitcoin Loans. And so far, users could access it on the platforms webpage.

Now, users dont have to rely on their computers or the tiny window on their mobile phone browser to access and manage the services offered by the platform. With a full-fledged application available on all Android powered devices, a majority of the cryptocurrency using population around the world can easily open the application and load their Cryptopay prepaid debit cards from anywhere to continue spending Bitcoin at regular PoS terminals or online payment gateways without any hassle.

Users can also use the app like any other Bitcoin wallet available on Google Play store to send Bitcoin in three simple steps.

  • Scan the QR Code with the phone camera
  • Choose the amount to be transferred
  • Tap and confirm the payment

The Cryptopay Android app follows the earlier launch of its Apple iOS counterpart. It also allows users to order a Bitcoin fueled prepaid physical or virtual card from within the application. The virtual cards are the best bet for online shopping and managing recurring payments whereas the physical card can be used to make withdrawals from ATMs or for paying at Point of Sale terminals where major credit and debit cards are accepted.

The Cryptopay mobile app comes with additional security features like passcode for accessing the application, which is different from the account password. It prevents others from accessing the application, thus safeguarding the funds.

The Cryptopay Android app is available for download at .

iOS users can download at http://m.oneli...


Interview with an Israeli Generals Son "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Miko Peled: Israel is faced with two options: Continue to exist as a Jewish state while controlling the Palestinians through military force and racist laws, or undertake a deep transformation into a real democracy where Israelis and Palestinians live as equals in a shared state, their shared homeland. For Israelis and Palestinians alike, the latter path promises a bright future.

by Jonas E. Alexis and Miko Peled

[ Editors Note: Dear readers, This is a fabulous start of the year interview by Jonas. His work has been superlative in that too many writers take the commentary only route, and they are now a dime a dozen.

The real work comes in showing what your commentary is based upon. That is how you establish your street cred in internet world. With not professional journalism, Jonas just blew by that by getting out there and doing the work.

And frankly his writing now is better, more solid than the majority of mainstream journalists, as he does not shy away from the red line areas, and VT readers all know what those are Jim W. Dean ]


Miko Peled is an Israeli-American activist and author of the best-selling book The Generals Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine (Charlottesville, VA: Just World Books, 2016). He grew up in a Zionist family. His father fought in the 1948 war and served as a general in the war of 1967. Peled believes that Israel has been on a mission to destroy the Palestinian people for over six decades. Peled wrote in the LA Times in 2012:

Israel is faced with two options: Continue to exist as a Jewish state while controlling the Palestinians through military force and racist laws, or undertake a deep transformation into a real democracy where Israelis and Palestinians live as equals in a shared state, their shared homeland. For Israelis and Palestinians alike, the latter path promises a bright future.[1]

Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, writes in the introduction of Peleds The Generals Son:

I feel immense relief, and gratitude. Someone must take responsibility for being the grown-ups of our human...


Walls Close In Around DOJ and FBI Small Group Participants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Several stories broke yesterday: Senator Ron Johnson gains copies of the manipulated/edited FBI small group talking points that exonerated Hillary Clinton despite overwhelming evidence.  Johnson is a Senate Judiciary Committee member and remains focused on those specifics. Senator Chuck Grassley Continue reading


Dr Norman Finkelstein The Coming Collapse of Zionism in America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr Norman Finkelstein The Coming Collapse of Zionism in America Published on 20 Dec 2017 Norman Finkelstein, a Jew, gets it. Why cant all Jews get it.? Why have the Jews let the political Zionists usurp their religion and cause so much human misery? If the Jews are allegedly so smart, and if the Jews []


Looking for Dining Room Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Looking for Dining Room Chairs - Seats have been in existence for centuries, and only continue getting better. Together with the incorporation of new stuff, technologies, and layout, seats aren't only looking better, they feel better. Chairs are essential parts of equipment in almost any house, office, or setting. And even though seats are sometimes viewed as "only a piece of gear", it doesn't indicate that it must be tasteless and uncomfortable. To the contrary, chairs on the market these days are comfortable, and are very inexpensive.

Besides some chairs in our home, almost all of our chair sitting period is invested on Office Chairs. This is one area of chair design and performance that has become its own during the last few decades. Manufacturers are recognizing that folks want office chairs that offer comfort all day long and won't send you home. Or perhaps you're concerned about the comfort of your customers that visit your office and your office and your office. Though they do look like it's been designed with comfort in mind Office chairs. Your own body will love you, even if sitting for 2-3 hours at this seat. A good office chair should not be overlooked as an essential item of gear to not just your job but your well being.

For house or home, Ergonomic Chairs are all worth having a look at. They use to be seen as a part of medical equipment but are today currently selling at a quick pace. If you've ever had trouble, you understand what I am talking. Take the strain off shoulders and your back, providing you a more comfortable position and these chairs are designed to improve posture. If you believe they seem bulky, think so that they can be kept in an upright or horizontal position many chairs these days are made to fold.


Russia joins search for space signals of unknown origin "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Sergei Trushkin, an astronomer from the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has explained why scientists are eager to discover the mystery of the fast radio burst phenomenon and how Russia's RATAN-600 radio telescope could help them. The first fast radio burst (FRB) was identified in 2007 in data recorded by the Parkes Observatory in Australia. An FRB is a high-energy astrophysical phenomenon of a radio pulse lasting only for a few milliseconds. "Taking into account our modest capabilities, we expected to identify a maximum of three to five such pulses during a year of observation. On the other hand, even if we manage to discover at least one event on the frequencies which are used to study the phenomenon, our understanding of these signals will radically change," Trushkin said at the annual conference "High Energy Astrophysics" in Moscow.



While most of the USSA is freezing from record cold temperatures (one wonders how cold it is in Canada!), it seems appropriate to blog



Global Finance Resets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Global Finance Resets Susan Lund and Philipp Hrle FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT,December 2017, Vol. 54, No. 4       The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system A decade after the global financial crisis began, the landscape of global finance is much altered. Gross cross-border capital flows (foreign direct investment, purchases of

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Money markets panic as value of limited edition Orange Kit Kat plunges "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A fresh wave of unease fell on the markets today with news that the limited edition orange Kit Kat has fallen in value by 25% during just one days trading.

Limited edition Kit Kats have been one of the safest investments for those seeking a low-risk tax free yield, explained Nigel Sparkes of investment bankers Westwood Holdings. It was assumed that the strictly restricted production run guaranteed them a solid resale value that and their deliciously orangey taste. But of course the sell by date crisis just couldnt have been predicted.

This is an unsettling period for the square mile, confided Martin Croft, editor of Money Week, Many people have been using these collectible snacks as their pension plan and now face an uncertain future. Im just glad I ploughed my savings into multiple copies of that special edition Alexandra Burke CD with six extra live tracks.


PyCryptoMiner botnet, a new Crypto-Miner Botnet spreads over SSH "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security experts at F5 discovered a new Linux Monero crypto-miner botnet dubbed PyCryptoMiner spreading over the SSH protocol.

F5 researchers discovered a new Linux crypto-miner botnet dubbed PyCryptoMiner spreading over the SSH protocol. The Monero miner botnet is based on the Python scripting language, it leverages Pastebin as command and control server infrastructure when the original C&C isnt available.

If all C&C servers of the botnet are not accessible, all newly infected bots are idle, polling for the botmasters Pastebin page.

The experts believe the botnet it under development, operators have recently added scanner functionality hunting for vulnerable JBoss servers (exploiting CVE-2017-12149).

It has been estimated that the PyCryptoMiner botnet has generated the equivalent of approximately $46,000 as of late December.

The experts believe the PyCryptoMiner botnet is more evasive due to its scripting language-based nature, it is hard to detect because it is executed by a legitimate binary.

The malware spreads by attempting to guess the SSH login credentials of target Linux systems. Once SSH credentials are guessed, the bot deploys a simple base64-encoded Python script designed to connect to the C&C server to download and execute additional Python code.

The second-stage code is the controller that registers a cron job on the infected machine to gain persistence.

The original script checks whether the machine has been already infected, it also collects information on the infected device including:

  • Host/DNS name
  • OS name and its architecture
  • Number of CPUs
  • CPU usage

The bot sends a report with the collected information to the C&C that in turn send it task details. The task includes:

  • cmd arbitrary command to be executed as a separate process


Clustering the Top 1%: Asset Analysis in R "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cluster Dendrogram of Affluent US Households

The recent tax reform bill passed in the US has raised a lot of questions about wealth distribution in the country. While theres been a lot of focus on how the tax plan will impact income, theres been less attention focused on how this plan impacts the assets of wealthy households.

The goal of this post is to show how the R programming language can be used to data mine publicly available sources to better understand the net worth of affluent households in the US. Using data from the 2016 Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, we investigate the following questions:

  • How rich are the top 1% and top 0.1% of households?
  • Are there different types of millionaires in the US?
  • How do asset allocations differ across different net worth segments?

To answer these questions, we present descriptive statistics of this survey data and perform cluster analysis on affluent households, which we identify as households with a net worth of more than $1,000,000 USD.

Based on the survey data, our analysis shows that the net worth of the top 1% of households in the US is $10.4M and the net worth of the top 0.1% of households is $43.2M. This post presents an analysis of the different asset compositions of millionaires, and shows how asset allocations differ between the top 10%, 1%, and 0.1% of households in the US. The R source code used to produce all results and figures presented in this post is available as a Jupyter Notebook.

Setting Up the Environment
To perform cluster analysis on the affluent households in the US, we use several packages available from the CRAN library for R. For exploratory data analysis, we like to use the R kernel for the Jupyter notebook, since it enables data scientists to easily store notebooks on GitHub and share findings with other teams.

Setting up this environment is outside the scope of this post, but Ive previously detailed our motivation for this setup in this post, and additional details for setting up Jupyter with R support are available here.

Were now ready to start digging into the survey data to better understand the assets of affluent househ...


US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map January 5, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the newst update of the U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map January 5, 2018

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Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. Its composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the worlds oceans.

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Apple Says All Macs, iPhones and iPads Exposed to Chip Security Flaws "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


By Mark Gurman

January 4, 2018, 7:22 PM EST Updated on January 5, 2018, 4:14 AM EST
  • Company says recent software updates mitigate Meltdown flaw
  • Fixes wont slow down devices; users not currently affected
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Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users.

The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the v...


New Years Eve: solidarity action at deportation centre by Rotterdam/The Hague airport "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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On new years eve around 20 people held a solidarity action at the Rotterdam/The Hague airport deportation centre.

While almost the entire country was celebrating the new year, hundreds of people are awaiting deportation just because they don...


New Dawn 166 (January-February 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Golden Age of Social Engineering; Poisoned Planet & the Depopulation Agenda; Will Humanity Be Obsolete in Elites Future World of Cyborgs & A.I.?; Demographics & Destiny: Civilisation has been Down this Road Before; The Goddess in the Machine: Restoring Intuition in a Left Brain Dominant Techno World


Only by killing can israel hold down millions against their will "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Only by killing can Israel hold down millions against their will             Winner of the 2014 Lionel Trilling Book award. Published by Beacon Books, ISBN: 978-080704475-9 Published March 2013 208pp   U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israels Capital Means It Cannot Be a Peace Broker Interview with Rashid Khalili,  Democracy Now []


Brexiteer Nigel Farage enters the lions den to meet EUs chief negotiator The European Union project is in deep trouble and its only a matter of time until it ends. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) talks with Nigel Farage at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, April 5, 2017. (Reuters)

LONDON: Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage will meet the European Unions chief negotiator on Monday in what he said was an attempt to convey the views of 17.4 million Britons who voted to leave the bloc.

Farage, who as UKIP leader convinced Prime Minister Theresa Mays predecessor, David Cameron, to call the Brexit referendum and th...


Hacking the Arpanet and the 'good ol' boys' of the NET "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time before the Internet, a time when computers took up more space than the acolytes who tended to their needs. In the 70s I was one such boffin, a postgrad hacking away in a university R&D lab. Computers then were still quite dear, and so we made do with terminals that sucked electrons from the teat of a minicomputer several blocks away through fiber cable. Our digital host had recently been hooked up to the Arpanet, the Internet's predecessor, giving us real-time access to several dozen academic, government, and military computers scattered across the US. We used it to chat and exchange files and email with people we knew here and there, but mostly we wasted time and bandwidth psyching out the robot psychotherapist Eliza and playing text-based games like Adventure and Hunt the Wumpus, just like today's youth do but more primitively.


Wall Street On Parade Responds to New Publisher at New York Times "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wall Street On Parade Responds to New Publisher at New York Times By Pam Martens and Russ Martens Wall Street on Parade On Monday, 37-year old Arthur Gregg (A.G.) Sulzberger took the helm as the new Publisher of the...

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Western Arrogant Doublethink on Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the shoe were on the other foot, one can imagine the absolute outcry in the Western media. If social protests were to break out in the United States or Europe, and Iranian leaders issued interfering calls in support of those protests, there would be mouth-foaming denunciations of Tehran for mischievous meddling in others sovereignty.


China is building a giant $2.1 billion research park dedicated to developing A.I "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China is planning to build a 13.8 billion yuan ($2.1 billion) technology park dedicated to developing artificial intelligence (AI), state-backed news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday.

Last year, China laid out plans to become a world leader in AI by 2030.


"What Will They Stand?" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"What Will They Stand?"
by Mr. Morphed

"But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of 
your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit."
- Sir Josiah Stamp

The big question is, "what will they stand?" It goes both directions as we are us and they are them. They, as in them, as in the Big Group of self appointed rulers, as in the policy makers, as in the owners of the world. We, as in us, as in serfs, as in tax payers, as in slaves, as in the poor down trodden, as in the miserable worthless eaters. The question screams out from both sides, "What will they stand?" They hope that we will stand their eugenics, their mass murder, their great cleansing of their world, while we hope they stand our individuality, our freedoms, our customs, our peace. Here in lies the clash of the Titans. They want two classes, themselves as the enlightened elite, while we which are left that are deemed worthy will be the remnant to be their ignorant servants. When the money, mansions, diamonds, yachts, and the jets lose their luster, all that is left is the ultimate aphrodisiac, power. We wish happ...


Pro-government rallies expected in Tehran as US imposes sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Spread of protest in support of Iranian government comes as US calls for emergency UN Security Council meeting over unrest


Thomas and Friends Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Thomas and Friends Chair - A terrace is all about relaxing. At least that's what I believe. My wife may have other thoughts, such as how good the terrace area might be to set a few card tables for her hearts club up. But mepersonally, I think it's good tom possess some pace to be quiet and think about the day that is merely slipping away to the sunset.

And the very best aspect of the time for me is my favorite patio chair. Other people have their own idea on how best to decorate their very own patios, although I personally enjoy my teak patio recliner. But no matter what style your patio is, seats are a vital part of the patio decor of anyone.

So many styles to select from and on the internet, there are. There are the elegant looking Adirondack style seats with sloping seat their high backs and armrests that are oversized; ideal for resting on a beverage. Sometime it is possible to get these with matching ottomans to provide your weary feet a rest. My neighbor has his chaise lounge that his wife got to get their anniversary. I've seen him on many an evening sitting outside on his deck.


Ahed #Tamimi: The slap that was heard around the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The slap that was heard around the world A few nights ago I was watching a crime series on Netflix which was made in Finland. In one episode, the 17-year-old daughter of the starring detective is thrown in jail. She is charged with murdering a man she barely knows. We see her in her small hospital-like room []


What Kind of Year Will 2018 Be? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A World on the Razors Edge of Regress of Progress, Biting its Nails

Everywhere Ive been lately, from the cafe to the office to the library to the mall, a certain crankiness has lingered in the air, deafening yet unspoken. Its understandable. Uncertainty makes us anxious, last year was full of it, and so the question on everyones mind is: what kind of year is this going to be? Better, maybe, than the last one?

What we are really asking is whether we are allowed to hope, at lastwhich is a perfectly reasonable question. Hope is a dangerous thing, because it can cause not just grief, hurt, and pain, but guilt, regret, and shame.

So let us think together about this most human of questions can we hope? How much, and how far, and for what? by discussing four forces shaping the globe. Even if the answer is one we dont particularly want to hear, at least in ascertaining the boundaries of hope, as we wage our difficult daily struggles, there is a certain peace to be found.

The first force is of course the economy. You will hear over and over again this year, until you are sick of hearing itparticular from American pundits and intellectuals the global economys roaring!! Everythings just fine!! LOLof course, thats precisely the mistake they made with their own country, saying everything was just fine, while the middle class imploded, life expectancy went into reverse, and hey presto, Trump. An economy isnt just GDPits how well peoples lives are lived, or not. And the unfortunate truth is that inequality is skyrocketing, incomes are stagnant or falling, and people cannot save much for their children or their futures: times are hard.

This megatrend, stagnation, the most fundamental, shows no signs of abating, precisely because the global economy remains just as broken as it was when the banks melted downperhaps even more so. Capital is not flowing to the average person, but in reverse, upwards, pocketed for example into offshore accounts, stockpiled by those at the very top, hidden there, stuck. The gears of capitalism are grinding to a halt in this wayjust as they did in the 1930s. The result is an impoverishment of people and societies, of possibility itself, as a lack of investment coupled with the folly of austerity produces a vicious circle of declining living standards, which cannot rise, until all the above is reimagined and rebuilt, for something better than Americas shattered neoliberal dream, exported to every corner of an aching world, while even the average American never benefited from it.

Then there is psychology. What is the net effect of stagnation, on the average persons state of mind? Well, it is frustration, fury, and despair, not just singly, but triply. Watching your ow...


Musicians White Noise YouTube Video Hit With Copyright Complaints "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When people upload original content to YouTube, there should be no problem with getting paid for that content, should it attract enough interest from the public.

Those who upload infringing content get a much less easy ride, with their uploads getting flagged for abuse, potentially putting their accounts at risk.

Thats whats happened to Australia-based music technologist Sebastian Tomczak, who uploaded a completely non-infringing work to YouTube and now faces five separate copyright complaints.

I teach and work in a music department at a University here in Australia. Ive got a PhD in chiptune, and my main research interests are various intersections of music / sound / tech e.g. arduino programming and DIY stuff, modular synthesis, digital production, sound design for games, etc, Tomczak informs TF.

I started blogging about music around a decade ago or so, mainly to write about stuff I was interested in, researching or doing. At the time this would have been physical interaction, music controller design, sound design and composition involving computers.

One of Tomczak videos was a masterpiece entitled 10 Hours of Low Level White Noise which features wait for it ten hours of low-level white noise.

The white noise video was part of a number of videos I put online at the time. I was interested in listening to continuous sounds of various types, and how our perception of these kinds of sounds and our attention changes over longer periods e.g. distracted, focused, sleeping, waking, working etc, Tomczak says.

White noise is the sound created when all different frequencies are combined together into a kind of audio mush thats a little baffling and yet soothing in the right circumstances. Some people use it to fall asleep a little easier, others to distract their attention away from irritating sounds in the environment, like an aircon system or fan, for example.

The white noise made by Tomczak and presented in his video was all his own work.

I created and uploaded the video in question. The video was created by generating a noise waveform of 10 hours length using the freeware software Audacity and the built-in noise generator. The resulting 10-hour audio file was then imported into ScreenFlow, where the text was added and then rendered as one 10-h...


365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When we were in Paraguay last year we met a young man whod been an AFS student in New Zealand.

He told us hed that in his country,  if you meet people for the first time one day then see them again the next youll already be good friends.

Hed found by contrast New Zealanders were welcoming but took longer to warm to friendship.

We resolved to learn from this and today has provided plenty of opportunity for that.

It started with inviting a couple we knew of, but had met only briefly before, for breakfast. Then came a post-wedding lunch at which we met lots of new people and this evening we had the very real pleasure of a couple of Irish travellers joining us for dinner.

Today Im grateful for the lesson from Paraguay and for new friends.

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Trump one year ago No More Regime Change Wars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump: No More Regime Change Wars PRESS RELEASE Trump: No More Regime Change Wars Dec. 7, 2016 (EIRNS)President-elect Donald Trump addressed a rally in Fayetteville, N.C., not far from Fort Bragg, and vowed that the United States will not wage any more regime-change wars under his Presidency. We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes []


Amar Bhide: The Case for Traditional Banking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amar Bhide gives a clearly-written, compelling argument against a supposed banking "innovation," securitization.


United States winter kills homeless people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

David is a homeless senior in Boston. He sleeps outside even in the winter.

20 April 2017

Eight years ago David was buying a two-story house. It took six months for his life to fall apart. David is now homeless in Boston. David has slept outside in a tent for four years even in the winter that covered Boston with eight feet of snow.

David panhandles to survive. He says you do what you have to do. David is on a housing waiting list, but so far nothing has happened!

David says people should treat homeless people on an individual basis. He doesnt drink or use drugs, but people wrongly believe every homeless person does.

By Kate Randall in the USA:

Americas poor and homeless freeze in winter storm

5 January 2018

Heavy snow, strong winds and bitter cold battered the US East Coast on Thursday, as a powerful system that had dropped ice, sleet and snow on the South roared up the Eastern Seaboard and pummeled the Northeast. Snow was on the ground in every state from Florida to Maine by Thursday morning.

The storm was the latest cruel volley in a cold snap that has gripped nearly every state in the Continental US in recent days. States of emergency were declared, schools and businesses shuttered, air flights and trains canceled as the authorities and the public at large dealt with blizzard conditions, coastal flooding, power outages and dangerously snowy and icy roads. State and local governments are for the most part ill prepared to deal with these conditions.

Although the federal government does not track weather-related deaths nationally, NBC News reports that the sustained period of brutally cold weather has claim...


Vietnam's Internet Monitoring Force, Tasked With Stamping Out 'Wrongful Views' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over at Techdirt, Glyn Moody writes about Vietnam's Internet monitoring unit called "Force 47". The unit is a large team, around 10,000 in number, tasked with combating prohibited viewpoints, inconvenient facts, and anything against policy through monitoring, complaints, and astroturfing.

Facebook this year removed 159 accounts at Vietnam's behest, while YouTube took down 4,500 videos, or 90 percent of what the government requested, according to VietnamNet news, which cited Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan last week. The National Assembly is debating a cybersecurity bill that would require technology companies to store certain data on servers in the country.

Related: Indonesia Introduces New Internet Censorship System

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Its All Closing In Aournd The Cabal, Only Option Left Is.. (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its All Closing In Aournd The Cabal, Only Option Left Is.. Video X22 Report The DOJ is looking into the Clinton email case, the investigation is about to begin. Comeys memos that was passed to the NYT might have...

The post Its All Closing In Aournd The Cabal, Only Option Left Is.. (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at NYU and Princeton, and radio-show host John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War.


Not a Saudi Arab spring: Mohammad Bin Salman, a threat not a reformer [Part 1] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Putting Mohammad bin Salman next to Arab Spring is either an oxymoron or an antithesis.

A demonstration to protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Picture by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/PA Images. All rights reserved. Whatever was left of star-columnist-and-best-selling-author Tom Friedmans credibility as a serious reporter was most likely lost in his November 23 NY Times infamous op-ed, where he described crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) as the Middle Easts most significant liberal reformer, and the true reincarnation of the Arab Spring after a long Arab winter. At last, as the title says, a new Middle Eastern savior has been born, and Friedman ambitions to be his messenger.

Despite his three Pulitzer Prizes (for his already distant work of the 1980s and 1990s), Friedman is probably the most overrated international reporter in the western world. His best-selling books are essentially lame platitudes and easy popularizations of trends that have been at work for decades (globalization, etc.) and were far better explained by countless, more substantial intellectuals and analysts before him. They often seem to be far more about Mr. Friedman himself, and usually read as much as exercises in narcissistic self-aggrandizement as the enlightening explanations of the world destined to educate us, the masses, that he wants them to be.

Besides his self-complacency, analytical sloppiness, intellectual laziness, frequently glaring ignorance or misunderstanding of the topics he writes about , crude Washington Consensus ideological conformism, cheap and easy optimism, and repetitive, formulaic, predictable stance on trends he aspires to reveal to us though he often seems to be behind the ti...


Protecting the Sex Abusers: U.S. Congress in Search of an Unspoken Bordello "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In accordance with the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995(CAA) the Office of Compliance (OC) compiled and published shocking statistics listing (1) the number of settlements paid to its employees and interns after allegations of abuse by legislators; (2) the total amount of dollars paid by US Treasury to the victims of Congressional workplace abuse.

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Will Manliness Make A Comeback In 2018? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The following article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published by

Men embracing their masculinity and biological heritage has not been the easiest path the past few years, at least, for those who care about being labeled a toxic curse hanging over the history of the world. For me, frankly, I am indifferent to the gnashing and wailing of feminists and the social justice cult. They are a paper tiger and always have been. Beyond that, its almost impossible to live in rural Montana without being a capable man (or living in a family with capable men), so even if I wanted to become some kind of liberal my-little-pony metrosexual, the environment simply would not allow for it. I would get eaten alive, or I would have to leave.

It is this lesson above all else that I would like to impart here masculinity can only be abandoned when the environment is sterilized and controlled and entirely safe. Put any feminist out in an uncontrolled and dangerous environment (like the wilderness) for a few weeks, and it wont be long before they will beg for someone with all those toxic masculine traits to come and help them.

In fact, though scientists rarely undertake any social experiments to explore this reality (due to science in our era being heavily tainted by identity politics and liberal bias), there are many examples of the vast differences between genders on display in survival shows such as the Bear Grylls show The Island.  The British reality series originally featured a group of thirteen men left on an island with nothing but a few tools and the clothes on their backs. Their goal?  Work together to survive for one full month.

After accusations of sexism, the show started its next season with a group of men and a group of women given the same task.  The show had various versions and copycats in other nations, some featuring competitions between the men and the women, but the end result was invariably the same regardless of the country.



Weekly report on israels terrorism against the State of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017- 03 January 2018) Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (28 December 2017- 03 January 2018)   Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Two Palestinian civilians, including a []


OMG Its Cold The Polar Vortex and the Jet Stream "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazing view of polar vortex & jet stream storm

The Polar Vortex, Winter Storm Grayson, and Climate Change: Whats the Connection?

From an Article by Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists, January 4, 2018

Scientists are making progress in better understanding how much natural seasonal patterns, ocean cycles, and other factors play a role in altering the jet stream and how much global warming is responsible.

Forecasters are trotting out polar vortex and atypical terms like Noreaster bomb and bombogenesis. These words signal the unusual and dangerous conditions forecast for winter storm Grayson and their implications for the southeast US, mid-Atlantic, and eventually New England and beyond. What do they mean?

Meteorologists use the phrase bombogenesis to describe a sudden and extreme drop in barometric pressure of at least 24 millibars over 24 hours, which leads to rapid intensification of a mid-latitude cyclone. We are used to hearing about North Atlantic cyclones during summer and fallits the meteorological term for hurricanesand now winter storm Grayson is drawing moisture from a similar cyclonic circulation that will bring blizzard conditions as it moves northeast just offshore of the US east coast.

Winter weather and global warming

With cold temperatures and icy conditions leaving the continental US reeling over the New Year, it might seem counter-intuitive to say that were still experiencing global warming. But as my colleague Peter Frumhoff puts it, saying that climate change isnt occurring because of the cold in the eastern US is like saying if everyone around me is wealthy then poverty is not a problemlocal weather is not an indicator of changes in climate.

Global warming is exactly that: global. The total area of the US, including Alaska and Hawaii, is only about 2 percent of the surface area of Earth. This map from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute showing the deviations from average temperature for this time of year demonstrates this concept wellmuch of the continental US may be unusually cold right now but most of the rest of the world is well above average.

Much of the continental US may be unusually cold right now but most of the rest of the world is well above averag...


French Entrepreneurs Case to Overturn the Bitlicense Dismissed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

French Entrepreneur's Case to Overturn the Bitlicense Dismissed

This week the longstanding New York Supreme Court case involving the states Bitlicense was dismissed. The lone bitcoin entrepreneur, Theo Chino, who has been fighting in court for years, relentlessly trying to get the regulatory framework created by Ben Lawsky overturned, says he will appeal the decision.

Also read: African Central Banks Should Ditch Dollar, Buy Bitcoin

The Controversial Bitlicense Forced This Man Out of Business, and Hes Been Fighting to Get the Regulations Overturned for Years

French Entrepreneur's Case to Overturn the Bitlicense Dismissed The Bitlicense is a term used to describe the regulatory guidelines created by Ben Lawsky and the New York State Department of Financial Services. The regulations have been considered controversial since th...


This Boombox Hack is Lit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Old boomboxes make great hacks. Their design is iconic; yes they look dated but that really just builds on the nostalgic urge to have one hanging around. Plus their big cases simply invite adding things inside in a way impossible with contemporary electronics.

[Danc0rp] hacked his JVC M70 boombox to make the speakers glow with animated light, bumping VU meters, and a pulsing horizontal bar above the tape deck. The effect is superb. The cones of the speakers act like a projection surface and the grilles hide the LEDs until they activate, and enhance the effects once unleashed. It is one of the best LED speaker hacks weve ever seen.

Custom board with Arduino UNOCustom board with Arduino UNO

The light effects are provided by LED strips, which for the speakers are attached just inside the outer rim. The brains behind it all is an Arduino UNO. To connect to it, he soldered components to a blank Arduino prototyping board. That board takes input from the boomboxs line-out and does some filtering (an attempt to address some ground...


Mamas & Papas Juice High Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Mamas & Papas Juice High Chair - You will see that your shoulders or your spine hurt, if you work at a computer on a regular basis occasionally. Massages can resolve this and sometimes a brand new office chair might assist. A great deal of individuals suffer from repetitive strain injury and also it can be an idea to buy. By way of example, a seat with lumbar support to your spine may work wonders - you may need to consider wrist grips to mouse and your keyboard.

There are a huge range of alternatives which can be found on the web so it is a fantastic idea to begin. You can get a great array of various selections such as an office chair with arms, no arms, leather or cloth etc.. It's totally up to you which options you decide to choose. However, when it comes to purchasing things such as this online, you'll want to look at doing a little bit of research before you make any big decisions. It's a fantastic idea to scope out the marketplace and discover out before you buy the very first thing that you see, what can be found.

Doing a bit of price comparison is also a wise idea because that way you can be certain that you're getting yourself the very best bargains online. Remember to go at your own pace and use a pencil and paper to keep track of your progress. Don't be tempted to rush in to anything. Buying a new office seat is easy but you'll have to think about different options also. Doing some investigation will help you stay up to date with what's available on the market today and it should also save you quite a bit of money.


Hear Glenn Gould Channel Marshall McLuhan and Create an Experimental Radio Documentary Analyzing the Pop Music of Petula Clark (1967) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Glenn Gould, that intellectually intense, aesthetically austere interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach, had little time for pop music. He had especially little time for the Beatles: "Theirs is a happy, cocky, belligerently resourceless brand of harmonic primitivism," he wrote in High Fidelity in 1967, when the Fab Four had reached the top of the zeitgeist. "The indulgent amateurishness of the musical material, though closely rivaled by the indifference of the performing style, is actually surpassed only by the ineptitude of the studio production method," he declares, likening "Strawberry Fields Forever" to "a mountain wedding between Claudio Monteverdi and a jug band."

But the Beatle-bashing was incidental to the purpose of the article, a paean to English singer Petula Clark. At first listen, her four singles on which Gould focuses his analysis 1964's "Downtown," 1956's "My Love," and 1966's "A Sign of the Times" and "Who Am I?" sound like nothing more than adolescent-oriented pop hardly touched by any of that decade's musical (or indeed social) revolutions. But "this quartet of hits," in Gould's view, "was designed to convey the idea that, bound as she might be by limitations of timbre and range, she would not accept any corresponding restrictions of theme and sentiment," with the result that she came to command an audience "large, constant, and possessed of an enthusiasm which transcends the generations."

Gould says all this in The Search for Petula Clark, a 23-minute radio documentary that aired on the CBC on December 11, 1967, less than three weeks before his much better-known experimental documentary The Idea of North. He situates his analysis of the singer he calls "Pet Clark," which gets into not just her songs'...


Israel Tells African Migrants They Have 90 Days to Leave or go to Jail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tel Aviv (MEE Israel will force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that the Israeli government will offer migrants a $3,500 payment and a free air ticket home or to third countries which rights groups have identified as Rwanda and Uganda.

We have expelled about 20,000 and now the mission is to get the rest out, Netanyahu said.

Israel African Migrants refugeesMigrants meet with medical volunteers in Tel Aviv
Image: Flickr Physicians for Human Rights Israel

There are about 38,000 persons living as undocumented migrants in Israel, many from Eritrea and Sudan.

Over 1,400 are being held in two detention centers, including the notorious Holot facility in the Negev desert which has continued to operate even after an Israeli Supreme Court ordered it to close over rights concerns in 2014.

An immigration official speaking under condition of anonymity told Reuters that migrants would either have to leave or sit in prison.


Beyond the end of March, those who leave voluntarily will receive a significantly smaller payment that will shrink even more with time, and enforcement...


US after Regional Instability, Iranian Defense Minister Warns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tehran (TNA) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned about US plots against some regional nations and said Washington is seeking to create instability in the region in line with the interests of the Israeli regime.

In a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan on Thursday, Brigadier General Hatami said the conditions of the region and the Islamic Ummah (community) necessitate more consultations between Tehran and Islamabad.

Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami
Image: Tasnim News Agency

He also referred to US schemes against regional countries, saying, The Americans always blame others for their failures in various parts of the world and follow the strategy of the Zionist regime to destabilize the region.

Related: Pakistan Ditches Dollar for Yuan Following Trumps Abusive Rhetoric

The Iranian defense minister further emphasized that the increase in illicit crop cultivation and the spread of terrorism in Afghanistan, the escalation of insecurity and the daily killing of dozens of innocent people in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria, are the outcome of the foolish policies of the US.

Khurram Dastgir Khan, for his part, called for closer defense ties between Iran and Pakistan in various areas and said regional developments require the two countries to boost their cooperation more than ever.

Related: Iranian Official to Trump: Dont Get Excited!

Tehran and Islamabad have recently ramped up efforts to promote bilateral relations between the two countries in various areas, including defense.

Back in November, Pakistans Chief of Ar...


This is what Happens when we Allow our Souls to Express Themselves. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rumi said, Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Likewise, our only duty as human beings is to recognize that souls need to express themselves, and as such we must remove all the obstacles that stand in their way.


Father Daniel in Syria: There Never Was a Popular Uprising in Syria Just like Iran? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Father Daniel in Syria: There Never Was a Popular Uprising in Syria By Fr Daniel Maes This article first appeared on GR in June 2017. Since 2010, Father Daniel Maes (78), from the monastery of Postel in Belgium, has been a resident of Syrias sixth-century Mar Yakub monastery in the city of Qara, 90 kilometers []


Suspended Not Abandoned? Jeff Garzik Is Reworking the Segwit2x Code "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The code original designed for one of bitcoin's most controversial software proposals is being repurposed for a new objective.

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