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Saturday, 17 November


Planning Your Property "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In this one-day intensive course we invite you to take a fresh look at ways of determining the potential of a piece of land (large or small) and at the elements and processes which lead to a sustainable design.

The course will help you to assess land and plan the development of a property to suit your life goals. Well explore the identification of personal aims, land ownership options, designing for sustained productivity, soil, water, fencing, machinery, taxation management and finance as well as the choice of crops and animals and how to rebuild lost ecosystems.

Bring along your plans and, if relevant, soil and water samples to test and discuss in an interactive learning environment.

This is a good course for those who may be considering a full Permaculture design course but want a taste of what it would be like.

You may like to read this article for some hints about property design.

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Wednesday, 14 November


Fruit & Nut Growing "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Growing your own fresh fruit and nuts has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in your own backyard or property! What's more, South Australias Mediterranean climate enables us to grow the most intensely flavoured and nutritious tree crops in the world.

This one-day workshop will explore different varieties of stone fruit, citrus, olives, pecan nuts, figs, apples, pistachios and as many other crops as you desire. We will also discuss preserving techniques to stock your pantry for supply through the seasons.

The course will develop skills required to plan, establish and manage fruit and nut trees in a garden or plantation.

Using demonstrations, practicals, walks and talks, we'll examine the selection of varieties, pollination requirements, planting material (grafting and other propagation techniques), orchard establishment, tree shaping, irrigation, soil fertility and pest management.

You are welcome to bring plans of orchards you are planning and soil samples for testing.

Also see our fact sheets for information about some of the wonderful species we can grow in Mediterranean climates as well as growing fruit and nuts.

Bookings & Refunds

  • In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one weeks notice. In this case a full refund will be made.

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Tuesday, 13 November


Introduction to Permaculture "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A concentrated introduction to the principles and techniques of this complete system for the sustainable design for gardens, farms, homes, waste re-use, economics, community development and energy management. Inspect appropriately designed structures and growing systems on this organically certified property and solve some property design challenges using three-dimensional interactive modelling.

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  • In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one weeks notice. In this case a full refund will be made.

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Monday, 12 November


Building with Strawbales "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The Course

In this two-day course we will present you with an opportunity to assess the opportunities for strawbale building in your life, whether you wish to build your own home, construct a chook shed or just decide if strawbale is the right medium for your project.

We take you through the theory and design of strawbale building as well as actually building part of a strawbale structure and well discuss load-bearing versus pole frame structures, various wall shapes, foundations, plastering options, floors - earthen, concrete and wood.

You will learn through lectures, practical activities, case studies, videos, slides and a wealth of printed material.

In past workshops we have built an extension to the homestead at The Food Forest, a commercial coldroom, the 'Eco Gazebo', the 'Studio', an indoor/outdoor food preparation entertainment area and a beautiful sculptured garden wall using this extraordinary medium.


  • Basic construction techniques
  • Load-bearing vs pole frame structures
  • Design principles and site assessment 
  • Doors and windows 
  • Natural finishes 
  • Floors, foundations and roof options 
  • Fire, termites and rodents 
  • Building regulations and Council approvals
  • Costs
  • Builders, Contractors, Owner Builder comparisons

Pricipal tutors

Lance KairlGerald WittmanBohdan DorniakGraham Brookman and Annemarie Brookman.

Bookings & Refunds

  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one weeks notice if registrations are insufficient. In this case a full refund will be made.

Fact sheets on strawbale building


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Sunday, 11 November


Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

finn and claudeGrowing high quality organic vegetables is not difficult once you understand the ecology of the garden, especially if you use free range poultry. This course will show you techniques for managing a self-sufficient backyard or small scale commercial garden and the basics of free range poultry husbandry.

We will consider the selection of vegetable species through the seasons, garden design, bio-diversity, irrigation, pest and disease management, mulching, composting and soil fertility, meeting quality and organic standards and small scale marketing.

The Chook is the world's original recycler and pest controller. We will look at its housing, breed characteristics, supplementary feeding, keeping hens out of the lettuces and foxes out of the hens, managing pests and diseases in free-range flocks, rearing your own replacements, as well as chickens and geese in orchard management.

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  • In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one weeks notice. In this case a full refund will be made.

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Wednesday, 25 April


Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Why study permaculture?

Population growth and consumption levels are pushing our Planet towards a catastrophic environmental tipping point. Permaculture offers a way that we, as individuals and communities, can take control of our future and live sustainably.

Permaculture is a design system which draws upon the great truths of traditional knowledge, modern scientific understandings and the ethics of a peaceful and democratic society. The approach was first developed in Australia in the late 70s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and is now taught in over 100 countries. Since then hundreds of thousands of people have graduated from Design Courses and are using this tool to build resilience and diversity into their lives at home & in the office.

Permaculture can be employed by anyone, whatever profession or skill, on any scale, from balconies and backyards to farms, factories, businesses, schools and cities anywhere on the planet and in any climate. It offers a sustainable landscape, dignified human-scale living and self-reliant children who have the confidence to design a sustainable future for themselves.

It is based on three ethics: Care of the Earth, Care of Community and Acceptance of personal responsibility for consumption and population. Many principles, technologies and strategies have evolved to make permaculture one of the most accessible and dynamic solutions to the issues we face in the 21st Century.

About this course 

April 25-29, May 11-13 & 26-27: 10 days spread out over three teaching blocks

This 10 day intensive design course will present you with an opportunity to consider your life in a new light and give you increased confidence and many skills needed to design a sustainable and meaningful place for your future.

You will work with a group of motivated fellow students with diverse skills and backgrounds and learn through lectures, practical activities, small group work, case studies, DVDs, field trips and games. In addition to our experienced teaching team, you will have access to a wide range of printed and digital resources.

The extended format of the course is for busy people, designed to cause minimum disruption to other parts of your life. It will allow you to absorb and practise skills from one learning block before moving on to the next. However the residential aspect is important, as it helps you become fully immersed in learning about sustainable living.

The first teaching block of 5 days starts Wednesday April 25th, which is Anzac Day and a Public holiday. Sessions are scheduled on most evenings, but we finish at 5pm on the last day of each block. There are 3 days in total which are weekday working days; these may need some planning to have off.

In The...

Saturday, 20 January


Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism By Gideon Polya The Anglosphere countries (the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) are variously based on genocide of the Indigenous inhabitants but in the post-WW2 era these countries variously came to terms with this genocidal racist past. Indeed Donald Trump and the lunatic right aside, it is now []


Fat Quarter Projects: 100+ FREE & Fun Sewing Patterns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

fat quarter projectsDo you have a few spare fat quarters in your fabric stash? Fat quarters are a very popular way to buy fabric.  Fat quarters are precut pieces of fabric approximately 19 1/2 X 22 (50cm X 56cm) but these sizes can vary. Fat quarters come from splitting one yard or Continue reading


Business borrows again as economy picks up "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Lending up

A nice +9.5 per cent rise in Lending Finance in November 2017 to $74.3 billion. 

This was the biggest monthly gain in several years, and a 12-month high. 

Businesses are borrowing again, which is good to see, with a +14.7 per cent monthly increase in commercial finance commitments. 

Personal lending has been trending moderately higher for the past 7 months.

Meanwhile, there's clearly been a shift from investors to owner-occupiers in the housing market.

And finally, loans to buy blocks of land soared to a record high $8 billion in the month.

Victoria's population surge clearly in evidence here.

The wrap

This is the latest in what is now proving to become a steady stream of stronger data releases.

Just look at what we've seen in only the past few weeks alone:

-record employment growth in 2017 of +404,000 (& a surge in the participation rate)

-record high jobs vacancies of 210,800 - easily the highest ever figure 

-record high value of building approved - a massive pipeline of commercial, infrastructure, and residential building in the pipeli...


How to make your data transformations more efficient using transducers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Transforming large collections of data can be expensive, especially when youre using higher order functions like map and filter.

This article will show the power of transducers to create efficient data transformation functions, which do not create temporary collections. Temporary collections are created when map and filter functions are chained together. This is because these functions return a new collection and will pass the result to the next function.

Imagine having records of 1,000,000 people and wanting to create a subset of names of women above the age of 18 that live in The Netherlands. There are different ways to solve this, but lets start with the chaining approach.

If this approach is new to you, or you want to learn more about it, Ive written a blog post on using higher order functions.

const ageAbove18 = (person) => person.age > 18;
const isFemale = (person) => person.gender === female;
const livesInTheNetherlands = (person) => === NL;
const pickFullName = (person) => person.fullName;
const output = bigCollectionOfData

Below is the visualisation of using the chained approach that creates temporary arrays. Imagine the expense of looping over 1,000,000 records 3 times!

Of course, the filtered collections will be reduced by some amount, but its still quite expensive.

A key insight, however, is that map and filter can be defined using reduce. Lets implement the above code in terms of reduce.

const mapReducer = (mapper) => (result, input) => {
return result.concat(mapper(input));
const filterReducer (predicate) => (result, input) => {
return predicate(input) ? result.concat(input) : result;
const personRequirements = (person) => ageAbove18(person)
&& isFemale(person)
&& livesInTheNetherlands(person);
const output = bigCollectionOfData
.reduce(filterReducer(personRequirements), [])
.reduce(mapReducer(pickFullName), []);

We can further simplify the filterReducer by using fun...


Latest Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-006 First Visit to CQ with Missed Approach at Rockhampton Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A nice surprise visitor to Central Queensland during the afternoon on Friday 19 January with the latest to be delivered Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A39-006 spotted completing a missed approach at Rockhampton Airport.  It was flying as "Dragon 10".



Daily Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:2-3 (KJV)


Best of Dan Olmsted: Weekly Wrap January 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: About a year has passed since our dear Dan Olmsted, leader of the Rebel Alliance, died. Feels to me as crushing as when Dumbledore died in the Harry Potter stories. Just an unfathomable blow. Below is the last Weekly...


US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed charges against three separate companies for engaging in fraudulent schemes involving cryptocurrencies. The cases include fraud and misappropriation of bitcoin and litecoin.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

CFTC Sues Crypto Operators

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency FraudThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed civil enforcement actions in a New York District Court on Thursday against three separate cryptocurrency operators for allegedly defrauding customers and breaking commodity trading rules. The agency proceeded to post details of two of the cases on its website on Friday.

The first case concerns Colorado resident Dillon Michael Dean and his UK-registered company, the Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd. They solicited $1.1 million worth of bitco...


Venezuela to Issue Petro Cryptocurrency through Token Sale, Plans Tax Deals to Bolster Adoption "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post Venezuela to Issue Petro Cryptocurrency through Token Sale, Plans Tax Deals to Bolster Adoption appeared first on CCN

According to Bloomberg News, Venezuela plans on bolstering its Petro cryptocurrency by accepting it as a form of payment for fees and taxes, using it in international business, and encouraging its use through tax incentives.. The plan will also include paying public workers in the cryptocurrency. Notably, Bloomberg revealed that out of the 100 million

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I Built A Jupyter Notebook That Will Analyze Cryptocurrency Portfolios For You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The amount of engagement in the crypto investment space needs no introduction. With market caps, volumes, and public awareness on the rise, I thought Id put together a simple Jupyter notebook to get a clearer and broader viewpoint into the investment activities within my own crypto portfolio.

TL;DR heres the code ;)

Why Should We Analyze Our Portfolios?

Because were definitely missing important details about our investments by only looking at the total value of our (potentially fat) walletseven though I enjoy looking at Blockfolio from time to time. Because seeing our Ripple go to the moon and overshadow the rest of our investments is likely increasing our financial risk substantially. Because we all want our money to grow, but achieving this by picking a diverse set of cryptos is easier and safer than picking a moonshot that could end up a dud (and make us broke).

And lets face it, the market gains are just too big for us to be left in the dark on the true characteristics of our investment portfolios.

Important Portfolio Characteristics

Now there are several characteristics of our portfolio that we should take a good look at, including return and risk. But a lot of the time were fixated on one and not the other.

We can look at return in several ways: the amount of money weve made from the beginning to the current date, the average rate of money weve made over specific time periods (e.g., annual returns), how much better our investments did when compared to several characteristics of a benchmark (e.g., alpha), and even the annual compound rate it would have taken to get to our current investment based on our starting point (i.e., CAGR).

As important, if not more, is how we look at risk and its effect on return. I dont know about you, but I want to make sure Im making a good return based on an amount of risk I feel comfortable with. If we take on a huge amount of risk to make one particular return when we could have taken much less risk to make that very same return, the path to take for a more efficient investment is clear.

This is where understanding volatility, correlations, and risk-adjusted returns come into play by computing statistics such as standard deviation of returns (or volatility), beta, the...




Top right, Louise Turpin, born Louise Robinette.
Above, we see Louise Turpin (top right) who is accused of torturing her 13 children at her home in California.

Above we see Louise's mother Phyllis, (left) Louise's father Allen 'Wayne' Robinette, and Louise's sisters Teresa (on fathers lap) and Elizabeth (bottom right)
Elizabeth says that, as a child, she watched her own mother being beaten and raped.

Elizabeth, Louise, mother Phyllis, sister Teresa and father Wayne
Wayne Robinette was an itinerant evangelical Christian preacher who became a county assessor.

Princeton residents recall Turpin.



PR: Bitmora Exchange a New Exchange Is Fixing the Fee System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitmora Exchange

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

On average, the typical stock purchase costs between $10 and $20, while the cost to exchange a cryptocurrency costs anywhere from 0.15%-0.25% of the amount being traded. You are probably thinking Fantastic if youre playing with $500. But what if your trades start growing larger as you become more successful? Or if they are already something substantial, like $5,000?

Whether you trade through Poloniex, Bittrex or any other current exchange, the fees involved severely prohibit the profitability of crypto trading. Most exchanges use something called a maker and taker system. The maker creates volume. This important market function comes with the built-in incentive of lower fees. On the other end, the taker is simply the trader who benefits from this function by executing orders on prices offered by the maker. The cost of utilizing these functions is a higher fee. Traditional fee systems have set makers at 0.15%, with takers ranging between 0.20%-0.25%. If youre starting out small with a couple thousand dollars and keep trades to a minimum, you will be largely unaffected. Meanwhile, active investors and traders with substantial amounts of coins will be faced with fees that prevent them from meeting their required rates of return! For a day trader executing a single $3,000 transaction, this 0.2% fee equals out to $6! If you take it a step further and include the exchange fee required to get back to their original position, they could expect to pay nearly $12 per trade. Every day these outrageous fees turn thousands of investors and traders away from the trading opportunity of a lifetime.

With all of this coming to light, a new cryptocurrency exchange has risen to challenge the status quo, bringing both a professional and mature fee system to this sector. Bitmora has popped up in the news these past few months and has been a trending topic on social media. It is becoming clear that people really love th...


Free podcast "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Wow, weren't podcasts a growth industry in 2017?

Here's one worth listening to - in fact it's already become one of the most popular podcasts out there - Michael Yardney shares decades of wisdom on money, investing, and wealth.

Nice to hear a bit from Louise Bedford as well, I've watched her speak for the past three years in a row and always learn something new. 

Better still it comes with free resources and links (click on the image below).

Great stuff! Sign up for the free Property Update newsletter while you're there as well. 


Star Citizen - unifying the control system - screen relative push pulling "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

supposedly, Star Citizen is 'doing things that other games don't do' but...

seriously? and this is just for one mode of movement

They have a clunky interface written by a database designer.
They have a problem with doors.
They have multiple control mappings per vehicle you're in, personal or space.

One of the things I felt was very important (when I was in the games industry) was UNIFY THE CONTROL SYSTEM.

Screen Relative:
in first person or in third person, it's possible to use a screen-relative mouse move method for movement left-right and up-down. Roll will be the only dual-key addition in either mode. How does this help us with 'doors'? Everything should be screen-relative such that the Coordinate Transition i.e. from local to global across time t, can be hidden more cleverly.

Mouse scroll:
the game aleady uses mouse scroll for the forward/reverse thrust of a Player character through the game world. It works very well. So, why is this not applied to the ship/vehicles you drive/use?

YOUR HEADSET or PROJECTED VIEW OF THE 'VERSE should be how you interact with it i.e. embed all the necessary data into the objects of the screen, make choices from the screen i.e. not from some fucking clunky screen or starmap or overlay.

AND GIVE YOUR SHIP some conversational A.I. so it can feel PART OF YOUR FUCKING TEAM.


Trump becomes US President "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Donald John Trump, the Republican party candidate, is to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States later today at an official inauguration ceremony in Washington DC. Trump, who defeated the Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, in a closely fought contest in November, will serve a four-year term in office and may seek re-election in 2020.


You want satire? Look, this may be a satirical news website but we know when were beaten.


Mid-summer Log cabins of Newstead "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On 21st January 2017 I noticed a cocoon on Newstead Natives smaller greenhouse, posted a photo of it on the Vic. Field Naturalists Club of Vic Facebook page and people kindly identified it as being made by the caterpillar of an Australian Faggot Casemoth.



Review: Why Education Alone May Not Change the Skewed Global Order "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

In New Wealth of Nations, Surjit Bhalla offers compelling support for education as the foundation of individual, national and global advance. But is this the only way to reduce inequality?

Democratisation of education is perhaps the most important change in the human condition. Credit: DFID - UK Department for International Development/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The democratisation of education is perhaps the most important change in the human condition. Credit: DFID UK Department for International Development/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

My father and his four brothers were born into a wealthy landowning family in rural Gujarat and all five could have lived comfortably on this inheritance. Yet, my granduncle, who managed the familys assets, decided to send all five to Mumbai for higher studies and to secure professional competence in law, medicine or accountancy. Intrigued by this, I once asked an older relative why he had chosen to do this. The answer was truly enlightening.

My father and his brothers were born rather late in the life of my granduncle and he was afraid that he would not be around to settle them in the management of the properties. He consulted a local Parsi friend who advised: Convert your fungible wealth into educat...


FISA Memo Shows Multiple Felonies by FBI, CIA & DOJ, 1988 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 Good morning, Im still reporting on: FISA Memo Shows Multiple Felonies by FBI, CIA & DOJ, 1988 Synopsis: Desperate Dems are trying to string this government shutdown out as long as possible to keep the real story out of the headlines for as long as possible the FISA memo written by the House Intelligence Committee investigative staff. So what is the method to get this FISA memo declassified and released to the American people? President Trump could declassify the 4-page document immediately, but no doubt the Democrats are lying in wait to pounce on that alternative. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, could declassify it, then send it to the President who has 5 days to make a decision on it. In fact, today, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina did exactly that, but for some reason, Paul Ryan punted it back to House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Nunes will have to bring the House Intelligence Committee back together to vote on the matter. If a majority of the committee votes to declassify, then it would go to the President who has 5 days to make a decision. So actually. that may be brilliant on Ryans part. Can you imagine Democrats faced with a having to vote against the public release of a document that is sure to reach the public sooner or later, then have to explain to the electorate why they voted to keep what are apparently massive crimes hidden as they all run for re-election in November. It would not be surprising to see a few Dems break from the pack finally over this vote, especially ones running in districts that Trump won. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news,...


Korean Lawmaker Shows Evidence Government Embargo Led to Market Manipulation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Korean Lawmaker Shows Evidence Government Embargo Led to Market Manipulation

A South Korean lawmaker has shown how the governments announcement policy enabled market manipulation last week following the news of possible cryptocurrency trading shutdown. According to his evidence, reporters and officials had 40 minutes to buy the dip as the price of bitcoin in Korean won reversed and rallied.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

Embargo Enables Market Manipulation

Representative Ha Tae-keung of the South Korean Bareun Party held a press conference at the National Assembly on Friday to assail the current practice of regulatory announcements. The government intervened in the virtual currency market and led the manipulation of the market, he was quoted by Asia Economy. Korea Joongang Daily elaborated:

An opposition lawmaker Friday blasted the government for putting an embargo on an announcement about bitcoin regulations Monday giving reporters and officials 40 minutes to snap up cryptocurrencies.

Ha explained that the government informed reporters at 9 a.m. last Monday of its impending announcement with an embargo attached, which was lifted at 9:40 a.m.



Bombshell Doc Will End Mueller Probe, 1984 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. Good evening, Im still reporting on: Bombshell Doc Will End Mueller Probe, 1984 Synopsis: Good evening. Im still reporting on the coup. A long-awaited bombshell classified document was dropped on Congress today that has Democrats scurrying for the shadows and Republicans calling for its release to the public in its totality. To sum it up, here in what it means: [insert Cong. . Saying its a coup] How long has this report been using the term coup? Id have to look back to see, but I believe we were the first to do so. The first 15 minutes of Hannitys show tonight tells it all. [insert] Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still:


Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis?, 1986 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: Good evening, Im still reporting on: Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis?, 1986 Synopsis: At a recent court hearing the attorney representing the victims of Americas worst mass murder in recent history, Catherine Lombardo, heard an attorney for the Las Vegas PD that other charges not involving the dead shooter, Steven Paddock, are expected in about 60 days. The judge and those inside the courtroom were amazed by this development in the case, but when Lombardo was recounting this new information on Tucker Carlsons show last night, suddenly even newer information was revealed for the first time by Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, who has doggedly followed the case since the start. The result may blow this case wide open again. [insert] Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: http://bi...


One who looks on and watches "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My copy of The Spectator awaited me when I got home from work last night and, beginning at the beginning, it was interesting to note just how much 'BBC stuff' there is in it, starting with Justin Webb's 'Diary' in which Our Justin pays a handsome tribute to his friend John Humphrys, describes his (partial) fondness for his  regular Twitter critics - especially the astrology correspondent of The Lady - and talks about CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who (as you may recall) recently co-hosted Today. Our Justin deliberately let slip an interesting nugget about the CNN star: "When she guest-presented the Today programme recently, she came with a helper who carried her jacket to the studio". As Justin said, she's now "terribly grand".

Then came Charles Moore writing about Sunday evening's The Coronation on BBC One and how "it never explained or even mentioned that the ceremony in which the anointing and the putting on the crown were framed was the communion" and didn't tell viewers that the Queen's taking of communion during her coronation was considered "too sacred a moment for the cameras to film", thus meaning that "the shape of the service could not be understood". Why did the BBC omit those facts? Mr Moore speculates that one reason could be that "the wholly Christian (and specifically Anglican) nature of the entire thing" might have been "considered a slightly tricky subject" by the BBC - which, if true, would be quite something.
And then came Ross Clark registering some qualms about the possibly highly dire unexpected consequences of concerted action to tackle "the great plastic panic" - a 'panic' provoked by distressing scenes involving albatrosses and...


Philippines Denied French NGO Access to Benham Rise Even As It Approved Chinese Ships Reasearch A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The reason why we did not approve it (is because) a sensitive part of Palawan (is what) they want to look into, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. Photo

MANILA, Philippines The government has rejected the request of a French-based non-profit organization to conduct marine scientific research in Philippine waters as the proposed expedition covered a sensitive area in the countrys territory, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday.

Cayetano made the statement as he continued to justify the governments approval of the request of a Chinese entity to do research in waters off eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise (Philippine Rise) is located, and eastern Mindanao.

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Chinese marine research OK by the Philippines

Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano has revealed the information that the DFA approved the request of the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) for marine scientific research in Philippine waters.

Alejano said there was a similar request from a French-based non-profit organization, Tara Expeditions Foundation, to conduct research in the general area where the Chinese will be conducting marine scientific research.



Wikileaks Will Match $1Million For FISA Memo, 1985 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Wikileaks Will Match $1Million For FISA Memo, 1985 Synopsis: Wikileaks, in a tweet last night, offered to match up to a one million dollar reward for anyone with access to the FISA abuse memo to leak it to them. Yesterday, members of House Intelligence Committee who went inside the SCIF inside the Capitol building the place where Top Secret materials can be viewed were horrified at the contents of the FISA abuse memo. They immediately called for the memo to be declassified. It is so alarming. The American people have to see this, said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. According to North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows: Part of me wishes that I didn't read it because I dont want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still:


2019: Oshiomole Threatens To Sack Okowa, Install APC Governor In Delta "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LAGOS JANUARY 20TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Immediate past governor of Edo state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday at a mega rally of the party in Benin City, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari achievement will give the party victory over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that the party would extend its coast in the South South by installing an APC governor in Delta State.
This comes as governor Godwin Obaseki of the state declared that the 2019 general elections will be the end of the PDP in Edo and Nigeria as whole, just as he disclosed that the state is set to build the first modular refinery and the biggest industrial park in Nigeria.
The duo spoke at the APC mega rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, where PDP House of Representatives member, Mr EJ Agbonayinma, former governorship aspirant of the PDP, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and over ten thousand of their supporters dumped the PDP for the APC.
Oshiomhole who addressed the mammoth crowd, asserted that I want to assure you, we are building a party that is founded on the principle of social democracy. The whole idea is to transfer power to the people and remember in 2006...


A New Index to Williss Posts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, my old index to my posts was out of date, and I finally got tired of not being able to find things that Ive written. This is me trying to figure it out. So I wrote a program in the computer language R. It takes as input a list


BlackWallet Hackers Steal $400K From Users Accounts Whos at Fault? "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

On Saturday January 13th, a total of around $400,000 was stolen from BlackWallet users" accounts after hackers hijacked its DNS server altering the flow of money. It was stated that if you had more than 20XLM (Stellar Lumens), the cryptocurrency []

The post BlackWallet Hackers Steal $400K From Users Accounts Whos at Fault? appeared first on The Global Mail.

Investors Warming Up to Bitcoin Futures Despite Volatility "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Bitcoin futures trading is a budding and increasingly attractive market for potential investors. Yet, despite the potential upside surrounding cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, many investment firms have been shying away from offering futures trading for this newly introduced, and often misunderstood, []

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Is Bitcoin Legal? Scouting Bitcoins Legal Landscape Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

The rollercoaster of events in cryptocurrency during the past week and, indeed the last year, have been well documented. Who can forget how Bitcoin skyrocketed over the past 12 months? And, how its closest peers followed? Also, of course, how []

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Fisa Document Could Lead to Jail for Many! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fisa Document Could Lead to Jail for Many! Video BPEarth Watch Video Source

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"China Pursuing Missile Defenses; Indian Nukes Are Main Worry" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan.


Swedish Muslim Opposes More Migrants, 1987 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 LICENSE CERTIFICATE : Envato Market Item ============================================== This document certifies the purchase of: ONE MUSIC STANDARD LICENSE as defined in the standard terms and conditions on Envato Market. See seconds 10-20 for licensing document. Good morning, Im still reporting on: Swedish Muslim Opposes More Migrants, 1987 Synopsis: Last night, Tucker Carlson interviewed a Muslim member of the Swedish parliament named Hanif Bali who has become the leading spokesman for those in the Swedish parliament who are trying to cut down muslim immigration. In Sweden, as here, the uber leftist view is that the more immigration to Sweden, the better. At the core of this view is a coordinated attack against nationalism. Thats why it has taken so long for indigenous cultures to mount an effective response to this coordinated attack. Hanif Bali, originally from Iran, has risen quickly to the tip of the spear of Swedens anti-immigrant invasion response. His arguments are effective and need to be studied by nationals everywhere. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington...


They Are Their Own Gravediggers: Abby Martin on War, Bannonism, Russia, and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post They Are Their Own Gravediggers: Abby Martin on War, Bannonism, Russia, and Beyond appeared first on It's Going Down.

Look no further than CBS CEO Les Moonves. During the lead up to the electionhe said, It may not be good for America, but its damn good for CBS. Money is rolling in, and this is fun. Yeah, its really, really fun to have [Trump] steamrollingthe most repressive agenda weve seen in quite a long time in this country. Abby Martin

Abby Martin, an American based journalist originally from the bay area and the host of both the investigative Empire Files and The Media Roots podcast, is currently one of the most well known and widely watched anti-capitalist journalists making media.

In 2009, Martin founded Media Roots, which went on to cover the Occupy Movement, and her footage was used in the lawsuit of Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen against the Oakland Police Department. Olsen, who was shot in the head with a tear gas canister in Downtown Oakland in 2011, ended up winning his lawsuit, while the violent attack went on to set into motion a general strike and port shutdown in November. By 2012, Martin had graduated to RT, and began hosting her own show, Breaking the Set, recorded in Washington DC, which featured an opening shot of a sledgehammer smashing a TV screen bearing the CNN logo. In 2014 however, Martin butted heads with RT in order to denounce Russian military action in the Ukraine, and by 2015, the show was over. Soon after however, Martin returned with a new show on teleSUR, entitled, The Empire Files, which produced investigative reports and documentaries.

In this podcast interview, we cover a lot of ground, from the olster of Steve Bannon and what is to become of Trumpism, to the ongoing circus surrounding #Russiagate, as well as the very real drive for war. We start off by discussing what can be learned, if anything, after the release of the bombshell book, Fire and Fury, as well as the ensuing fallout bet...


2018 Tasmanian State Election Guide: Main Page "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Welcome to the main page for my 2018 Tasmanian state election coverage.  This page will carry links to all the other articles about the election that I write prior to the close of polling, and will contain general big-picture stuff and links to all the specialised articles (once these are written).  It will be updated very frequently.  However, one thing I am doing differently from my 2014 guide is that each electorate will have its own guide page.  The electorate guide pages will be rolled out over coming days and I aim to have them all up by the end of Monday 22 January.  Note that these are my own guides and I reserve the right to inject flippant and subjective comments whenever I feel like it; if you do not like this, write your own.

If you find these guides useful, donations are very welcome (see sidebar), but please only give me money if you can afford to.

Article links

Articles relevant to the election and written during the linkup will have links to them posted here as they are done.  

Electorate guides

(to be added as written)

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The election must be held by May 19, 2018.  Premier Hodgman has repeatedly stated the election will be in March, four years to the month since the last state election.  The previous three Tasmanian state elections have been held on the same weekend as South Australia (to the intense annoyance of the election-watching community nationwide), which in this case would mean March 17.  However, at the time of writing (Jan 18) there are widespread rumours that the election may be called within days for March 3.  March 10 is unsuitable as it falls on a public holiday weekend and March 24 is probably too close to Easter.  The time between the gazetting of the election and the election date can be between 27 and 61 days, meaning that in practic...


Thai police arrest notorious ivory and rhino hornsmuggler Bach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Exclusive: Boonchai Bach allegedly ran tusk and horn smuggling route from Africa

Oliver Holmes

Sat 20 Jan 2018 06.00 GMT

Police in Thailand have arrested one of the worlds most notorious wildlife traffickers, allegedly involved in the smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horns from Africa to Asia, the Guardian has learned.

Boonchai Bach, who goes by multiple aliases including Bach Mai Limh, was arrested at his operational base in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Phanom, next to the Mekong River on Thursday.

Authorities are holding him in relation to the alleged trafficking of 14 rhino horns from Africa into Thailand in December.

Steven Galster, the founder of the Bangkok-based anti-trafficking organisation Freeland, said the arrest was historic. It is like catching one of the Corleones, he said, referring to the fictional mafia family.

The crime family at the centre of Asias animal trafficking network

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Named for the first time in a 2016 Guardian investigation, Boonchai Bach and his older brother Bach Van Limh were identified as likely key smugglers operating a criminal syndicate partly responsible for devastating the populations of endangered animals.

Freeland had been tracking the siblings since 2003, collecting evidence on their operations, which included moving tiger bones across borders and has been linked to several infamous traffickers.



Sergey Lavrov's annual news conference, by Sergey Lavrov "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ladies and gentlemen, First of all I would like to wish you belated happy holidays. I wish you success, health and prosperity in the New Year. We are grateful for your participation in our traditional news conference. I don't think I should occupy too much of your time with my opening remarks. Just recently the President of the Russian Federation held a detailed and long news conference. Several days ago Vladimir Putin also met with heads of Russian media outlets, in particular, news (...)


US intensifies anti-terrorism ops in the Philippines with new military mission "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagon had reportedly renamed its anti-terrorism mission in the Philippines from Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines to Operation Pacific Eagle, marking a new phase of counterterrorism operation here and in the region. File

MANILA, Philippines Washington has reportedly stepped up its military cooperation with the Philippines by launching a new assistance mission here that would allow the Southeast Asian nation to receive the same appropriation used in funding US counterterrorism operations in the Middle East.

The Pentagon had reportedly renamed its anti-terrorism mission in the Philippines from Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines to Operation Pacific Eagle, marking a new phase of counterterrorism efforts here and in the region.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the intensified US military mission here started last September after the Philippine government requested for more assistance in defeating ISIS-backed militants that laid siege in the principal Islamic city of Marawi.

Being an Overseas Contingency Operation, or OCO, funds for the new US mission in the Philippines, the WSJ explained, typically are exempt from limits on....


UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the few who have never seen this video.


Norman Finkelstein: The Big Lie About Gaza is That the Palestinians Have Been the Aggressors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Norman Finkelstein: The Big Lie About Gaza is That the Palestinians Have Been the Aggressors Extended interview with scholar Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom. The book has just been published as Israel is facing a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on []


The Creator Writings: Back to School "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There will be days where everything will feel challenging.


Protest Marches & Civil Disobedience Raise Awareness for Major Issues "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

We The People are speaking up ....

Are Mass Protests and Civil Disobedience Still Effective?

From an Essay by Micah Fink, Alternet, January 18, 2018

As millions prepare to return to the streets on Saturday, January 20, for a reprise of last years Womens March the largest mass protest in American history people of conscience are actively debating critical questions about the power of protest. Are mass protests and civil disobedience still effective? What are the most effective strategies for achieving lasting social change? What is the connection between protest movements and electoral politics? Do we need more marchers or mayors?

The Power of Protest, a new documentary film were launching on Kickstarter, seeks to answer these questions in the Trump era. The film will follow a year in the life of contemporary social movements like the Womens March, Black Lives Matter, Gays Against Guns, Lancaster Against Pipelines and Indivisible to see how they frame and pursue their objectives during a period of intense social turmoil leading into the 2018 midterm elections, and beyond.

We will also hear from strategic leaders of the civil rights movement, the Tea Party movement and the recent struggle for marriage equality to explore how social and technological changes are transforming what environmental activist Bill McKibben, one of our project advisers, calls the rapidly evolving new science of non-violent protest.

Case Studies in Resistance

The Kickstarter campaign weve produced offers a sample of our approach. It tells the story of a small but influential group of activists fighting to stop construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in the heart of Central Pennsylvanias Amish country.

The 184-mile pipeline is designed to carry fracked gas from the Marcellus shale fields in Northern Pennsylvania to Maryland and the Gulf Coast for industrial use and export to foreign markets. Its original route passed right through the backyard of Mark and Malinda Clatterbuck, whose house sits in a shady hollow in rural Lancaster County.

Mark, a professor of religious studies at Montclair State University, and Malinda, a Mennonite minister, are unlikely act...


The Illusion Of Time And Space "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our experience of linear time is a perceptual illusion created by consciousness.


Need Motivation? 10 Genius Ways To Kickstart Your Creativity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following are 10 ways you can become more self-motivated.


Twisted History "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Anyone who knows anything about guns is familiar with John Moses Browning and the 1911. Now taking this and asking, what if another gun maker won the contract to build the 1911? Let's just say that the Acme gun company got the contract to build them. And for the sake of argument Acme is just as good as any gun maker in this time frame. Now comes the real question, would you still get a 1911 based on the design or who made it first? Start the flaming!


Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earths economy. And were nowhere near ready for the shock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the coming decades, the mining of precious minerals in space is likely to have a major impact on the global economy. And existing laws are nowhere near ready for the shift.


How Walking Mindfully Can Improve Your Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Walking, like breathing is something we do every day so its easy to take it for granted.


24-Year-Old Yemeni Engineer Develops Micro-Biogas Plant That Converts Trash Into Fuel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The 24-year-old invented a micro-scale biogas device that transforms trash into fuel.


Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BBC News

  • 19 January 2018
Donald Trump and Theresa MayImage copyrightEPA

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has confirmed.

It comes after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1bn (720m) US Embassy in London next month.

The White House said Mr Trump looks forward to strengthening the countries special relationship.

Mr Trump is the first sitting US president to attend the forum in the Swiss city since Bill Clinton in 2000.

A Downing Street spokesman said the bilateral meeting would take place in the margins of the forum.

Mrs May was the first foreign leader to visit Mr Trump at the White House, after his inauguration in January 2017.

The two leaders also met at the G7 summit in Sicily in May and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July.

However, in November, the prime minister criticised Mr Trump for retweeting three inflammatory videos posted online by the far-right group, Britain First.

After Mrs Mays spokesman said it was wrong for the president to have done this, he hit back on Twitter and told the British leader to not focus on me, focus on the destructive radical Islamic terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom.


Don't remove flouride from Spotsylvania's water "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thanos Ntounis, Kent Archibald, Lloyd F. Moss III and Matthew Caspersen

It is rare that a professional organization argues in favor of any intervention that has been overwhelmingly proven to reduce its income source.

But the health care community has adopted a solid consensus in favor of water fluoridation, realizing that the lack of fluoride in community water may lead to a public health crisis mainly affecting the less privileged.
The U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Public Health Service and the World Health Organization are among the groups that endorse water fluoridation as a means to reduce tooth decay...........
And Uncle Tom Cobley?


Microsoft Gets Hacker Friendly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You dont often hear hackers say a lot of good things about Microsoft. Sure, you might use Windows, especially if you have one of those embarrassing day jobs. But at night in a hackers secret lab, you are likely to find something that looks more like Unix, even if it has a penguin, a piece of fruit, or even a green robot on the label. But well give Microsoft credit. Their new MakeCode site will be a great boon for educators, students, and anyone who wants to learn how to code. Whats more is they are joined by a lot of familiar hacker faces including AdaFruit, Sparkfun, and Seeed Studios.

The idea is to have tutorials and if that was all there was to it, this would be a short post. But what is really entertaining about the site is that there are web-based emulators for all the hardware so you can actually do the projects in your browser with no extra hardware. You can also do your own projects from scratch.

It will dismay some, but the default interface is for a blocks language where you drag items around. But if that bothers you, you can click the Javascript button at any time. You can even switch back and forth. For example, heres a little fake radar servo, complete with a blinking light and a beep tone:

And heres the same thing in Javascript:

let state = false
loops.forever(function () {
 music.playTone(494, music.beat(BeatFraction.Eighth))


2017: Civilians Killed by US Tripled in Iraq, Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2017: Civilians Killed by US Tripled in Iraq, Syria Says US Escalation Led to Steep Increase in Killings UK-based NGO Airwars has offered a reckoning of the 2017 air operations of the US-led coalition against ISIS, involving attacks in both Iraq and Syria. The number of civilians killed increased dramatically, with estimates suggesting that they []


Aslan Cafe ~ Strayan & Indonesian "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

A little birdie in St Peters told us about their local cafe that has an Indonesian dish or two on the menu. We have to check it out. We love it when cafe owners put a little bit of their heritage on the menu, especially when it's Indonesian, for some reason. It's smart business too. So we brunch in the inner west. On a Saturday. It sniffs of normal. Aslan's menu has both


US government shuts down over immigration impasse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States government shut down on Saturday, after members of Congress failed to reach an agreement on the divisive issue of immigration and government spending. In a late-night vote, opposition Democrats in the Senate joined to block a bill that would have kept the government running for another four weeks.


Prepare for the Rumble in the Davos Jungle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Benjamin Fox |


Why Our Drinking Water Is Killing Us "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The dangers of fluoridated water.
"Water Fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay", according to Fluoride happens to be the chemical compound that we find in our toothpaste, processed foods and in our public water supply. Fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1951 and by 1960, water fluoridation had became widely used in the United States, reaching about 50 million people. According Dr. Joseph Mercola, "If fluoride is really the panacea for dental disease that it's been portrayed as, then why is that the United States is one of the only developed countries that fluoridates their citizen's drinking water?" Dr. Mercola continues to say, "It's not because the other countries aren't aware of fluoride's supposed 'miracle' powers for your's because they fully realize that adding a known poison to your population's water supply is probably not a good idea."
Obviously, fluoride isn't the beneficial product that citizens of the United States have been led to believe. Naturally, many people trust in their government and don't believe a chemical that is harmful to people would be distributed into the general population. However, it's one thing to be unaware of the poison you are putting into your body, but it's completely different to be aware of this poison and not take action. According to, "Many assume consuming fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health." But according to a 500 scientific page review, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.
So a chemical compound that was just intended to prevent tooth decay has many extremely harsh side effects. I remember when I was a kid, my mother always told me not to ever swallow toothpaste because I could get very sick. Back then, I didn't understand the consequences with consumin...


British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kane Gamble arrives at the Old Bailey in London, where he will be sentenced for hacking top ranking US officials

By Hayley Dixon

15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used social engineering where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more to access the personal and work accounts of some of Americas most powerful spy chiefs .

The teenager persuaded call handlers at an internet giant that he was John Brennan, the then director of the CIA, to gain access to his computers and an FBI helpdesk that he was Mark Giuliano, then the agencys Deputy Director, to re-gain access to an intelligence database.

He also targeted the US Secretary of Homeland Security and Barack Obamas Director of National Intelligence from his semi-detached council house in Coalville.

Gamble taunted his victims online, released personal information, bombarded them with calls and messages, downloaded pornography onto their computers and took control of their iPads and TV screens, a court heard.



RIP Barry Williams, skeptic and all round good bloke "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Barry Williams died this morning. We were friends for many decades and I am not sure of his age which was probably approaching 80. He was never a prominent mover and shaker although for some years through the 80s to 2009 he was the public face of the Australian Skeptics, a network of groups ostensibly dedicated to critical thinking.

He was achieved the rank of flight sergeant in the Air Force and later worked in the US Consulate in Sydney doing trade shows until a large bequest to the Skeptics freed him to become the fulltime executive officer in 1995.

This is a fairly good interview. As noted in the interview he was a huge cricket fan with a great knowledge of the game. He wrote an essay on the myth of the devils number 87 (13 runs short of the century) which was reputed to be a dangerous number when many batsmen succumbed.

My wife painted his portrait.

I mentioned that the organized Skeptics were ostensibly dedicated to critical thinking. That was the case when Barry and I and some other good men and true were on the NSW committee but times have changed. Nowadays the Skeptics (and also the organized Rationalists and Humanists) are warming alarmists.


Fireworks, Smokescreens And The Coming Smart Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"


"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. - Richard Feynman



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Transcript of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Interview With the Financial Times
January 20, 2018

This is an edited transcript of an interview between President Mnangagwa and Alec Russell of the Financial Times in Harare on Tuesday January 16.

Mnangagwas relations with Mugabe now

Q: Do you still speak to the former president? When did you last speak to him?

A: Just before he left for Singapore [in mid-December] we chatted. Before he left for Singapore. He said he wanted to go to Singapore, I said, Sir, youre most welcome. I will give every facilitation for you to proceed to Singapore. Then that was that. Then the list of people going to Singapore came to me. They were 38. A delegation of 38. So I phoned back and said, chef?.?.?.?Thats what we call each other. Boss, youre going for a medical check-up; why do you want 38 people? Then he says, Emmerson, I dont know that list. No one even told me. I never told you? Yes, OK. He says, I dont know that there are 38 people. I know its myself, my wife, and my family. And we are hardly 10. I dont know where the other 30? I said no, I have a list here of 36 plus yourself and the wife will be 38. So I cant just approve 38 people just for you for a medical check-up; no. You know the new dispensation, I mean, we are trying . . . I have cut down the cabinet. Its a leaner cabinet. And Im also saying no minister travels first-class and so on. So Im cutting expenses and that cant be understood if you are going to go for medical check up with a big number. He says, Emmerson . . . He never says Mr President, he just calls me . . . Just said Emmerson. Emmerson, send me that list. So I called the protocol people.

Then they sent the list to him and they reduced the number down to 21. He says I cant reduce any further; this is the number. Thats the number that then went. With him, it became 22, but the others were 21. He was then the 22. Then he went . . . But when he went in a 767 it carried these 22 people also to Singapore. Then when I was told I said no, this is not good. If the Press hears that weve taken the former President on this huge plane, its extravagant and so on. And it was published that it cost $6m. So we th...


Is Facebook Finally Finished? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Facebook Finally Finished? by Greg Guenthner Daily Reckoning Staring at your computer screen and smartphone all day is probably ruining your eyes. But your eyeballs are the least of your troubles. Thats because your favorite social media app...

The post Is Facebook Finally Finished? appeared first on The Daily Coin.


A Portentous Assassination Rocks the Balkans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kosovo will not be asked to fulfill any conditions beyond conducting a cosmetic investigation of Oliver Ivanovis murder, which will yield no tangible results. Pressure, however, will be on Serbia to disregard the outrage as quickly as possible and go back to "business as usual."


Philippines Constituent Assembly To Change Constitution On Hold As Senate, House Disagree "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Rappler

By Mara Cepeda

Published 3:21 PM, January 20, 2018
Updated 3:23 PM, January 20, 2018

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NO SOLO CON-ASS. Senator Franklin Drilon says a Constituent Assembly can only be convened if lawmakers both from the House and Senate are present. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

MANILA, Philippines Countering Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon stressed that the House of Representatives cannot convene itself into a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) without senators.

Walang patutunguhan iyan kundi sementeryo (It has nowhere to go but the cemetery), Drilon told dwIZ on Saturday, January 20.

Alvarez earlier insisted that a Con-Ass can be formed among the district representatives only. This was after senators unanimously decided to reject the proposal to vote jointly in a Con-Ass.

Drilon on Saturday stressed that the Con-Ass proposal will not...


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Population Living Below Poverty Line Falls in Botswana
January 20, 2018

GABORONE. Preliminary findings of a household survey shows that the proportion of people living below poverty line has been declining over the years, from 30,6 percent in 2002-3 to 16,3 percent in 2015-16 in Botswana.

This was revealed by the Statistician General Anna Majelantle in Botswanas capital Gaborone on Thursday.

Majelantle said that the survey was one of the periodic surveys undertaken by Statistics Botswana in discharging its mandate of providing official statistics to facilitate evidence-based planning and decision making.

The survey was conducted over a one-year period from November 2015 to October 2016. The primary objective of the survey was to provide a comprehensive set of indicators for labor market and poverty.

Majelantle added that eradication of extreme poverty continues to be a priority area for the southern African country.

According to Majelantle, the proportion of people living below $1 a day has also been declining over the years, from 23,4 percent in 2002-3, to 5,8 percent in 2015-16.

She further revealed that the gender disparity in poverty levels which was observed over the previous surveys still persists and it showed that females-headed households constituted more than half (55 percent ) of the poor households.




Gravity has a powerful influence not only over inanimate matter but also over biological systems. Plants grow opposite to gravity and animals maintain balance against this ever present force. Balance against gravity is so important, that gait (the degree of side-to-side movement during walking) is a reliable indicator of mental decline in elderly people. But gravity also creates the pressure that slows the biological clock: in space the body grows old much faster. Even bacteria get more virulent in free space.

But surprisingly gravitational changes even regulate our mood. Roller coaster rides are popular because they manipulate the feeling of gravity. During the ride the sense of weight gradually increases, then disappears suddenly, replaced by the feeling of lightness. Gravity is simulated by an upward vertical motion. As the ride reaches its highest point, the contracted feeling of gravity gives way to weightlessness, the sense of expansion. Enjoying this transition is present in infancy. Children the world over enjoy swings and rocking in a cradlethe contracting feeling of gravity replaced by the expanding feeling of weightlessness. Even adults enjoy rocking chairs, free falls during parachute and bungee jumping.

Interaction with the outside world constantly modulates the neuronal connections (called connectome). As a consequence, the mind forms highly symmetric to the physical world. So it should not be surprising that the mind forms emotional connections analogue to the hold of gravity. As gravity constricts the body, it also affects our sense of time by shifting between temporal (emotional) gravity and its lack, negative time. Emotional gravity is a constricted feeling in the mind, whereas negative time is the expanding and energizing surprise of the new, which such an elementary need for living systems. The brainstem is a personal sensor that reacts to the temporal gravity changes of the environment by adjusting the mood. Thus, the attitude of the organism is regulated by the environment.

Although gravitational changes affect the body and the fluctuations of time affect the mind, both generate an emotional roller-coaster. Throughout history and in all cultures, the transitions from emotional gravity (tension) to emotional release (feeling of spaciousness) has been recognized as pleasurable. It is no accident that we simulate this transition in so many ways. Even crying in difficul...


Army Grapples With Cyber Age Battles In Megacities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

High-tech warfare at knife-fight ranges: thats the ugly future of urban combat. If you thought Baghdad was bad, with its roughly six million people, imagine a megacity of 10 or 20 million, where the slums have more inhabitants than some countries. Imagine a city of the very near future where suspicious locals post every US military movement on Twitter with digital photos and GPS-precise coordinates. Imagine roadside bombs that fly because the bad guys downloaded blueprints for a kamikaze mini-drone and built it with their 3D printer.

As the US pulls out of the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan, the Navy and Air Force may be looking to the wide-open Pacific, but the Army is increasingly concerned about the cramped alleyways of Third World cities. (The Marines, as usual, have a foot in both worlds). Chief of Staff Ray Odiernos personal Strategic Studies Group now led by hybrid warfare expert David Johnson is working on the subject, as is the Armys think tank and teaching institution, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). This August, after months of seminars, simulations, and study, the Army War College will host a deep future wargame set in a megacity, probably a coastal one, circa 2035.

We talk about the danger of failed states: Imagine a failed megacity, offers Col. Kevin Felix of TRADOCs Army Capability Integration Center (ARCIC), which plays a leading role in organizing the wargame. Even a partial breakdown of security and public services could put thousands of people in peril or under the rule of drug gangs, as in Brazils infamous favelas; or of terrorist groups, like Hezbollah in parts of Lebanon. In those parts of the city, Felix told me, there...


Futuristic Living Electronic Clothes and Walls Unveiled "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The future of clothing unfolds at this years Consumer Electronics Show with the unveiling of an e-ink dress and much more!


Ural owls on video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video shows Ural owls, both young and adult.


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Patrice Lumumba in His Own Words
January 20, 2018

The official potrait of Patrice Lumumba

Regina Jane Jere Correspondent

WHILE in incarceration just weeks away from his 17 January 1961 horrific assassination at a tender age of 36, the Congolese liberation hero and Pan-Africanist Patrice Lumumba, put in poignant words his final views on the state of his beloved country and Africa, in this heart-rending letter to his wife Pauline.

On the 57th anniversary of his murder, we republish it from our archives in full as some food-for-thought on the plight of Congolese people many years after his death and the countrys independence.

My dear wife, I am writing these words not knowing how they will reach you and when they will and whether I shall still be alive when you read them.

All through my struggle for the independence of my country, I have never doubted for a single instant the final triumph of the sacred cause to which my companions and I have devoted all our lives.

But what we wished for our country, its right to an honourable life, to unstained dignity, to independence without restrictions, was never desired by the Belgian imperialists and their Western allies who found direct and indirect support, both deliberate and unintentional amongst certain high officials of the United Nations that organisation in which we placed all our trust when we called on its assistance.

They have corrupted some of our compatriots and bribed others. They have helped to distort the truth and bring our independence in to dishonour. How could I speak otherwise?

Dead or alive, free or in prison by order of the imperialists, it is not I myself who count. It is the Congo, it is our poor people for whom independence has been transformed into a cage from beyond whose confines the outside world looks on us, sometimes with kindly sympathy but at other times with joy and pleasure.

But my faith will remain unshakeable.

I know and I feel in my heart that sooner or later my people will rid themselves of all their enemies, both internal and external, and that they will rise as one man to say no to the d...


It Finally Happened! Government Shutdown Begins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NOTE: The forward of this article was written by economist and survivalist, Brandon Smith, who will be watching the latest game being played out by this US government entity so please follow his website to get updates as the situation continues to unfold at

After years of fake drama in D.C. over government spending impasses (when we know both parties actually love the idea of bigger government), it finally happened:  Shutdown.  Now, this shutdown in itself is not necessarily an issue, especially if it lasts less than a couple weeks.  However, if this drags on for a considerable amount of time (months), then there are some serious implications which many people wrongly downplay.  For example, US debt issuance and the foreign purchasing or holding of Treasury bonds may suffer a blow at a time when the Treasury market is highly sensitive to crisis.  Also, the moment is potentially ripe for a false flag attack, as government shutdown can be blamed for Federal inability to stop the terrorists, and the call for MORE government might suddenly resonate with the public.  Alt-Market will be watching this development carefully to see if it fizzles, or escalates

Reuters reports:

The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, although high-level negotiations continued.

In a dramatic late-night session, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell left voting open despite appearing to fall well short of the 60 votes needed to keep alive a stopgap bill that would fund the government through Feb. 16.

As the clock ticked toward midnight, McConnell and Sen...


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Let Africas Voice Be Heard at Davos
January 20, 2018
Joram Nyathi Spectrum
Zimbabwe Herald

ON Wednesday this week I posed a question, rather a sort of rhetorical question: Did ED promise an economic turnaround in 100 days?

This was caused by the noise we hear or read around, noise so loud one would think President Mnangagwa had in fact claimed to be a miracle worker who could work magic with the economy, and a myriad other challenges the nation faces.

Many readers responded with a plain no, to say ED never said that. A few said they were making inferences from the 100-project plan.

The most hilarious response came from one Ranga Mberi. First he merely said no. Then some criminals around his brain got the better of him, and came back to state; Stop boring us with facts cadre. I rarely laugh so hard as I did.

Mberi clearly had got my drift.

Its been a euphoric two months since Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn-in as president of the republic on November 24, 2017. Since then there has been a sense of euphoria mingled with the surrealism of the miraculous.

Thats how I have interpreted what amounts to an epitaph to EDs supposedly promised and failed economic recovery miracle in some local media.

What Mberi was saying, tongue in cheek of course, was dont interrupt our reverie, our midmorning self-created fantasy. There are people so angry with everything Zanu-PF they will blame it for the erratic rains. So they will lie and distort what ED promised just to feed their anger against Zanu-PF.

Thats it about the humour and malice issuing from events since the launch of Operation Restore Legacy mid-November last year. There is also the more serious side to the euphoria.

There are many nations falling over each other to win favour with Zimbabwe. It is a most dangerous time and yet most promising for our nation; if we can play our cards wisely. There will be suitors of all kind, yet not so kind, not so well meaning, but taking advantage of our glazed look to make their hay.

It is a time when there is risk of dropping our guard in the interest of being accommodating and open for business to everyone that our eyes might skirt over the small pr...


Harvard Professor: Hillary Clinton Could Still Be President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this post Prof Turley debunks the proposition that somehow, through a miracle, Hillary Clinton might become President., if Trump steps down. He points out that although Trump is deeply flawed and disliked, Clinton is probably equally if not more so.
The GOP and the Democrats need to take a hard look at themselves and seek to run principled, competent candidates focused on viable policies for America rather than self enrichment and ludicrous culture wars.


Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziLawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School, offered hope recently for those still in denial over the 2017 presidential election.  Lessig, seriously, argued in Newsweek that it is not too late.  Hillary Clinton could still be president if things break in the right way. It would only require the removal of both Trump and Pence as well as a cooperation and resignation of a President Speaker Paul Ryan.  That is all it would take to make for those who believe that there is no price too great to get the Clintons back into power.  Even Lessigs Rube Goldberg machine of presidential succession.

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Its Not That Easy Being a Dalit Leader "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different proposition.

Dalits gathered in Ahmedabad for a rally. Credit: PTI

Two years after his death, Rohith Vemulas mother is still running from pillar to post seeking justice for her victimised son. Delta Meghwals father she was a budding girl artist allegedly raped and killed in Rajasthans Bikaner is fighting a lone battle for justice. The scars of humiliation meted out to Dalits in Una, Gujarat were not even healed when on October 1, 2017, a 21-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men belonging to the upper caste Patel community...


Turkey again shells YPG positions in Syrias Afrin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


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Turkey shells YPG positions in Syrias Afrin


ISTANBUL (Reuters) Turkeys army said it shelled Kurdish positions in Syrias Afrin region on Friday and Saturday, hitting shelters and hideouts used by militants from three groups, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), PYD and YPG.

The militants had earlier fired on Turkish positions, the army said in a statement.

President Tayyip Erdogan said this week he would crush the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin, which he viewed as a security threat to Turkey.

Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday that Turkeys operation in the region had started with cross-border shelling, but no troops have gone into Afrin.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; editing by John Stonestreet



UK: Police top dog excuses lack of FGM convictions by saying there are many nuances to this crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No, Balhatchet, there is only one nuance, and you and I and Theresa May and all of Britain knows what that one nuance is: the people who practice female genital mutilation are Muslims, and you dont want to offend them, and so you dont prosecute FGM cases. It really isnt any more nuanced than that, []


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Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate
New York Times
JAN. 19, 2018

WASHINGTON Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating.

The shutdown, coming one year to the day after President Trump took office, set off a new round of partisan recriminations and posed risks for both parties. It came after a fruitless last-minute negotiating session at the White House between Mr. Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader.

With just 50 senators voting in favor, Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending measure, which had passed the House on Thursday. Five conservative state Democrats voted for the spending measure. Five Republicans voted against it, although one of those, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, did so for procedural reasons.

As the clock ticked toward midnight, when funding for the government was set to expire, senators huddled on the floor of the crowded Senate chamber, searching for some way forward.

Then, in the early morning hours, Mr. McConnell proposed a measure that would keep the government open for another three weeks, not four as the House measure would have done, and said the Senate would come back to into session at noon Saturday.

Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, and our countrys ability to serve all Americans.

Democrats, calling it the Trump shutdown, countered that Republicans were responsible for the management of a government in their control.

A deal to avoid closing the federal government hinges on Senate Democrats, and some Republicans, who want to include protections for young undocumented immigrants.

In addition to funding government operations through Feb. 16, the House-passed....


Lockheed Exoskeleton Gives Troops A Leg Up, Literally "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is not Iron Man. It isnt even Iron Fist. Lockheed Martins newest exoskeleton is more like Iron Leg. But for a soldier humping his weapons, ammo and body armor up a mountain in Afghanistan or a high-rise building in a future urban battle, a device to take the load off would be welcome. And, unlike science fiction supersuits, we can build it now.

Exoskeletons are part of the Pentagons Third Offset Strategy, which seeks to use robotics and artificial intelligence to enhance humans on the battlefield, rather than to replace them. Theres no area where the need is more acute than in the infantry, which takes the vast majority of casualties.


Middle East: Top Palestinian Authority negotiator urged Abbas to reject US peace deal as details emerged "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proposal outline seen by Saeb Erekat would reportedly leave Israel with military control of W. Bank, place Palestinian capital in Jerusalem suburbs, rule out right of return

PA President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief peace negotiator Saeb Erekat sign an application to join UN agencies, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
PA President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief peace negotiator Saeb Erekat sign an application to join UN agencies, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A television report Friday detailed the US peace plan on which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was reportedly briefed earlier this month, and to which he apparently was responding in his recent enraged speech against Israel and the White House.

According to a Channel 10 news report, top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat presented Abbas with a 92-page document outlining the peace plan being formulated by the Trump administration, that would include a number of measures previously rejected by the Palestinians. Erekat is said to have urged Abbas to reject the plan outright.

The TV report seemed to correspond with a Hadashot news report earlier this week, which said an associate of the PA leader had traveled to Saudi Arabia to receive details of Trumps peace plan

The plan reportedly calls for overall security responsibility for the West Bank to remain with Israel, with an Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley and in key West Bank vantage points. The Pale...


Citrix To Unify Product Suite, Kill Off Today's Product Names By May "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

An internal staff memo, obtained by The Register and which we understand has been shared with industry analysts under non-disclosure agreements, explains that Citrix's developers have started "working across teams to unify all our offerings into innovative and holistic solutions" and "moved beyond the old way of thinking solely about individual products."

Citrix's marketing execs have decided that those efforts mean "we need to simplify our portfolio naming so that it's easy to understand, buy, and use." The biz will therefore "reframe the way we market and sell products to amplify a focused Citrix brand with simplified and descriptive names that are easily understood."

The result will be a "Citrix + function" product naming scheme that will supersede established brands, such as Netscaler and Xen, and pave the way for things like Citrix SD-WAN and Citrix Desktops. Individual products will be filed under categories like Citrix Networking or Citrix Analytics.

The names are set to be finalized in February and launched in May 2018, when the corp will stage its Synergy user conference in Los Angeles, California.

[...] That Citrix has switched up its products and plans a relaunch, of sorts, is welcome news, given that when incoming CEO David Henshall took the big chair in July 2017, after predecessor Kirill Tatarinov spent just 18 months in the job, he promised to deliver a vision and "strategic initiatives" to advance his organization's fortunes.

[...] Henshall has an opportunity to do more than promise action on January 31, 2018, when the company will report its next quarterly results. Perhaps we'll learn more then.

For now, we are left to ponder the fact that the memo we've glimpsed ends with thanks to "all Citrites" for their help remaking the company. We mention this as perhaps Henshall needs his branding team to come up with a better collective noun for his employees if he wants to hit those best workplace lists. Just saying.

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New Colorado Bill Could Implement Nanotechnology to Track Legal Cannabis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The following article by Derrick Broze was originally published by Activist Post

A new Colorado bill would require the implementation of technology to scan cannabis to determine whether it was legally purchased. 

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a new bill which would require the development of marijuana tracking technology to help law enforcement distinguish between legal and illegally purchased cannabis. The bill, SB18-029, was introduced by Representatives Leroy Garcia, Daniel Pabon, Kent D. Lambert and Yeulin Willett on January 10 under the title Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology.

According to the text of the bill, it will require the Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University Pueblo to develop cannabis tracking technology. The bill calls for development of an agent that can be applied to cannabis plants or products, industrial hemp or industrial hemp products. The cannabis or hemp product would then be scanned by another device which would indicate whether the cannabis or help was cultivated, manufactured, or sold by a licensed marijuana business or registered hemp cultivator.

The general assembly finds and declares that the technology will benefit Colorado by increasing the ability of law enforcement to properly enforce Colorado marijuana laws, which in turn will enhance the regulated marijuana market by differentiating between legal and illegal marijuana and protect state revenue from unregulated marijuana sales.

Further, the bill instructs the Institute of Cannabis Research to find a vendor to develop the technology to the satisfaction of the state licensing authority. Once this technology is determined to be an effective means of tracking cannabis and hemp, the state licensing authority will create rules which require the technology to be used by licensed cannabis businesses. In addition, the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture will create rules that require registered industrial hemp cultivators to use the technology. Finally, the bill...


10,000 Classic Movie Posters Getting Digitized & Put Online by the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin: Free to Browse & Download "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who hasnt pinned one of Saul Basss elegant film posters on their wallwith either thumbtacks above the dormroom bed or in frame and glass in grown-up environs? Or maybe its 70s kitsch you preferthe art of the grindhouse and sensationalist drive-in exploitation film? Or 20s silent avant-garde, the cool noir of the 30s and 40s, 50s B-grade sci-fi, 60s psychedelia and French new wave, or 80s popcorn flicks? Whatever kind of cinema grabs your attention probably first grabbed your attention through the design of the movie poster, a genre that gets its due in novelty shops and specialist exhibitions, but often goes unheralded in popular conceptions of art.

Despite its utilitarian and unabashedly commercial function, the movie poster can just as well be a work of art as any other form. Failing that, movie posters are at least always essential archival artifacts, snapshots of the weird collective unconscious of mass culture: from Saul and Elaine Basss minimalist poster for West Side Story (1961), with its bright orange-red background over the title with a silhouette of a fire escape with dancers to more complex tableaux, like the baldly neo-imperialist Africa Texas Style! (1967), "which features a realistic image of the protagonist on a horse, lassoing a zebra in front of a stampede of wildebeest, elephants, and giraffes.

These two descriptions only hint at the range of posters archived at the University of Texas Harry Ransom Centerupwards of 10,000 in all, from when the film industry was just beginning to compete with vaudeville acts in the 1920s to the rise of the modern megaplex and drive-in theaters in the 1970s. So writes Erin Willard in the Ransom Centers announcement of the digitization of its massive collection, expected to reach completion in 2019. So far, around 4,000 posters have been photographed and are becoming available online, downloadable in Large, Ext...


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US Government Shutdown: Blame Game Begins As Chaos Marks Donald Trump's One-year Anniversary in White House
Donald Trump was hosting the Democratic Senate leader on Friday afternoon in an 11th hour push to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown CREDIT: BLOOMBERG

Chris Graham
Telegraph UK
20 JANUARY 2018 7:09AM

Donald Trump cancels Florida trip as crisis deepens
What happens now the government has shut down?

The US government has started to shut down after Congress failed to overcome a bitter standoff over spending and immigration  - marking a choatic end to Donald Trump's first year as president.

Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century.

Social Security and most other safety net programmes are unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is brokered before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.

White House blames Democrats

After hours of closed-door meetings and phone calls, the Senate scheduled its late-night vote on a House-passed plan. It gained 50 votes to proceed to 48 against, but 60 were needed to break a Democratic filibuster.

The White House lashed out at Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, blaming him for the shutdown "Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown," Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declared.

"Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans.

Senate Democrats put politics above n...


Syria Is Now Mr. Trumps War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Times
January 19, 2018

Credit Shannon Freshwater

As a candidate, Donald Trump warned against foreign wars, not least in Syria. A year into his presidency, he is adding Syria to a list of open-ended conflicts that already includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

We know President Trumps plan not because he asked Congress for authorization and funding for a continuing troop presence in Syria. We know because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained it in a speech on Wednesday at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The United States will maintain a military presence in Syria focused on ensuring ISIS cannot re-emerge, he said. Our military mission in Syria will remain conditions-based. In other words, without any end date or public benchmarks for success.

As of last month, there were about 2,000 American troops in Syria up from 500 a year ago a mix of engineering units and Special Operations units that fight and train with local militias in the battle against the Islamic State. Now that we know they will be there indefinitely, who can say the number wont go higher and the mission wont creep more?

Syria is a complex problem. But this plan seems poorly conceived, too dependent on military action and fueled by wishful thinking.

The United States initiated military action in Syria to confront ISIS, which overran huge areas of Syria and Iraq in 2014. Military operations under President Barack Obama and the Trump administration liberated more than 98 percent of the territory previously controlled by the Islamic State and freed over 7.5 million people from brutal rule.


British Conservatives, Macron plan more wars in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Sh*t Show: Obama blames Cameron & Sarkozy for mess in post-Gaddafi Libya

11 March 2016

US President Barack Obama has blamed UK Prime Minister David Cameron and other European leaders for the current chaos in Libya, saying he had more faith in them being invested in the follow-up, given Libyas proximity.

Meanwhile, Trump has replaced Obama, Theresa May has replaced fellow Conservative Cameron, and in France Macron has replaced fellow right-winger Sarkozy.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Anglo-French summit plans new imperialist wars in Africa

YESTERDAY, PM Theresa May met with French President Macron in a UK-France Summit that was, however, no ordinary summit.

Firstly, it took place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, an unusual place to hold a summit. Secondly, as the 2018 United Kingdom-France Summit Communique, published by Downing Street confirms, In advance of the Summit, and to deepen our strong ongoing cooperation, the heads of the United Kingdoms Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Servi...


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Senate Rejects Funding Bill, Partial Shutdown Begins
The Hill
01/19/18 10:39 PM EST
Senators voted late Friday to reject a House-passed bill that would have funded the government until Feb. 16, beginning a partial government shutdown.

Most Democrats voted to block the bill as part of a risky strategy to force Republicans to negotiate with them on a legislative fix for "Dreamers," immigrants who illegally came to the country at a young age and now face the prospect of deportation. The procedural motion on the bill failed 50-49.

Only five Democrats voted to advance the bill Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.), who are all up for reelection this year in states carried by President Trump in 2016 election, and newly elected Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.).

Republicans were also not united, as Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) also voted against advancing the legislation. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, was absent.

The procedural vote remained open for roughly two hours on Friday night, remaining well below the needed 60 votes to pass.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memorandum instructing agencies to begin a shutdown.

The memo said that because OMB does not have a clear signal from Congress that it will act to fund the government, it is necessary to execute plans "for an orderly shutdown" due to the absence of appropriations.

It said OMB would offer additional guidance as appropriate.

While a partial shutdown has started, Mulvaney earlier in the day suggested the negative effects of a shutdown would not completely be felt until Monday, when hundreds of thousands of workers would be furloughed.

The closure will mark the first time that the government has been shuttered since 2013, when a shutdown carried on for 16 days as a band of Republicans tried to dismantle ObamaCare.

Republicans are blaming Senate Democrats for the latest shutdown, arguing their refusal to agree....


Nanoparticle gel could make mass-market low-cost Holography, LIDAR "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why arent holograms or related optical devices part of our everyday lives yet? The technologies can be created by using magnetic fields to alter the path of light, but the materials that can do that are expensive, brittle and opaque. Some only work in temperatures as cold as the vacuum of space.

Minjeong Cha, MSE PhD Student, applies a gel made up of chiromagnetic nanoparticles that are a conduit for modulating light to a laser apparatus. Image credit: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering

Now, researchers from the University of Michigan and the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil have demonstrated that inexpensive nanoparticles in a gel can replace traditional materials at a drastically reduced cost. And their approach works at room temperature.


New York Times Forwards Climate Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Comment by Kip Hansen The always amusing NY Times Climate section has begun offering a new feature:  Catastrophic Climate Propaganda, forwarded to your email inbox.  They have named it ClimateFwd:.  There have been two issues so far, two weeks apart. The journalist involved seems to be Kendra Gloom is My Beat Pierre-Louis no kidding,


Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

-by Noah

First, let me, as Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon liked to say, make something perfectly clear: By posting this meme as a Midnight Meme Of The Day!, I am not fat-shaming Seor Trumpanzee. Definitely not. No way. Instead, I am, as I always do, Asshole Shaming him. Got it?

Trump, a fat-shamer himself, knows he is obese. What's more, he is ashamed of his obsesity. If he wasn't ashamed of it, he would not go to such absurd lengths to, at least technically, hide the fact that he is obese. Lots of people have a weight issue. Some on the plus side. Some are anorexic. None of that speaks to one's value or character. What's interesting to me about Trump running from his reality (and I'm not solely talking about his obesity here), is that his reaction to his obesity is a reflection of his character. He is using it as just one more opportunity to be a compulsive liar, a fake, a fraud, an asshole of maximum proportions.

When the story of the results of Seor Trumpanzee's physical exam were released earlier this week, the looney bin known as the White House took great pains to "adjust" both Trump's height and weight so as to make it appear that he is not obese. They reported him as being 6'3" tall and weighing 239 pounds. At 6'3", 240 pounds would mean Trump is officially obese. Hmmm. Maybe we can call him "nearly obese?" Now, consider this: After dinner on the day of his physical, Trump undoubtedly weighed 240 pounds, or more. So, Seor Trumpanzee went to bed obese that night. Whatever. If Trump was weighed at 239, somebody please get me one of of those "magic scales!"

When the White House issued Dr. Ronny Jackson's statement about the physical, Dr. Jackson managed to spell his own name wrong,...


Eyes of an Angel with Paul elder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eyes of Angel by Paul Elder
If you read no other book about what we are learning about the other side, please make it this one.  He has read the literature through and then participated in the best available training at the Monroe Institute.  I found the work both complete and comprehensives as well in exploring his own reactions to all this.

The spirit body we all have is physically real but formed from second tier matter.  Thus on death we return perceptionally to this second tier world and participate in eternal life there.  The constructs there are formed by shared imagination although Paul does not make this distinction.

In the spirit world we all become Hobbits.  My own Lucid Dream returned me to a cottage similar to the farm house of my youth to meet my mother.  The affinity was there.  Was Tolkien imagining the After Life?

Eyes of an Angel 



Trump Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We also had significant drops from q anon last night.  However i have no way to grab them in text form.  So i added another report covering it.

First though i do want everyone to listen to Steve.  He is a critical informant and has previously revealed the existence of an extensive White Hat counter insurgency within the intelligence community consisting of elements of mil intel and the CIA and other agencies.  This movement has crystallized around President Trump and is working to undo the damage inflicted by what can best be described as the Bush Clinton Cabal who have worked through self interest and in association with the Fsacist NWO conspiracy.

As such was clearly in opposition to the military ethos in particular, it is no surprise that a counter movement would establish itself and wait its opportunity.  That came a year ago with the rise of Trump.  Steve makes the clear point that they won a year ago and what we are now dealing with is the mopping up.   This is a fresh perspective that is welcome.  It saves us from getting too nervous.

What we seem to be building for now is the disclosure phase and it is been handled gingerly.  As Steve makes clear is that a revolution has taken place and it has been fought mostly in secrecy.

Yesterday a four page report regarding those amazing FISA requests were made available to congress.  As i had fully suspected, the situation has turned out to be far worse than Watergate and must mean jail time for a lot of people.  Q anon notes the eight folks have already been fired and i suspect the DWS or Debbie Wassermann Schultz was apprehended attempting to flee.  We do know that several events have taken place regarding returned aircraft.



ASER 2017 Shows Indias Secondary Education Sector Is Failing to Impart Basic Skills "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Merely increasing enrolment will not lead to the development of elementary skills that education is supposed to provide.

ASERs statistics have shown how the ability of grade 8 students has been consistently falling over the years, coinciding with the increase in enrolment rates. Credit: TESS India/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

ASERs statistics have shown how the ability of grade 8 students has been consistently falling over the years, coinciding with the increase in enrolment rates. Credit: TESS India/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2017 Beyond Basics was recently released and is unfortunately on expected lines. The report highlights the sorry state of education when it comes to Indias 14-18-year-olds and asks rather uncomfortable questions that policy practitioners must find answers to. In an earlier article, we had outlined some issues that have plagued Ind...


From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This may help you understand what it happening out there.  What is happening is that crypto currency is wresting currency control out of the hands of government who have yet to truly wake up to their danger.

Add in the rule of twelve to operate lending generally and our whole civilization is organically re-engineering itself.  It is awesome to watch..

Or future will be tied tightly to our natural communities and all this is prologue to a fully operational New Terra.

From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution

Today, mankind stands at a crossroads,.........


Update: 'Bat-Winged Man' Hit By Delivery Truck "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is really as good as it gets short of convincing one to walk into a lab for a physical.  We have many eye witness reports, even up close, but all lack physicality.  This is as physical as it gets.  I am impressed that it survived a 40 mile per hour impact at all.  However a tough animal certainly can do just that.  That it was able to shake of the shock and fly off is impressive.

This is our Mothman and it is certainly our gargoyle as well.  It is also the primary source for cattle mutilations as well.  The creature feeds on blood and occasional soft tissue.  And yes, you want to be scared of it, although it knows well enough to be wary of us.

It is one more nocturnal predator in our curious inventory of nocturnal cryptids.. 

Update: 'Bat-Winged Man' Hit By Delivery Truck

I recently received further information on the following account:

'Bat-Winged Man' Hit By Delivery Truck
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Summer 2016 - Chesterland, Ohio, USA: I had a very similar encounter with the winged creature myself and even posted the story of what happened to a group on Facebook that talks about things. Im 32 years old and had never seen anything supernatural or alien in my life until last summer. I had always been and still am very much a skeptic, and to this day I try to convince myself that what I saw was actually a really big hawk or something...but I know I'm lying to myself.

It was around 3:45 AM, I'm driving west on 322 towards Chesterland, Ohio. I'm driving a Freight-liner box truck with a load of newspapers. In the summer tim...


The Next War Between Turkey and the Kurds Will Be Waged in Washington, D.C. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkeys dislike of Kurdish troops at its border could spark a new war and this time, it may be with America

Turkey-backed fighters tour the Syrian town of Azes near the border of the two countries on January 19, 2018.
Turkey-backed fighters tour the Syrian town of Azes near the border of the two countries on January 19, 2018./AP

Well strangle this force at birth, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdodan warned Syrian Kurdish leaders this week, in a message aimed directly at the White House. He was referring specifically to the Kurdish military force the United States wants to set up in Syria as a kind of border patrol along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The force, expected to number some 30,000 fighters, isnt really a new army. At least half its members are already operating in northern Syria as part of the Syr...



This article was written by Ryan Christian and originally published at The Last American Vagabond.

The further a society drifts from Truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. George Orwell

There are some who would have Americans believe that certain kinds of change are necessary to the modern survival of this country. In this time of limitless and unforeseen possibilities, that statement is inevitably true. Yet, this uncertainty is used to impose unnecessary restrictions upon the people. These restrictions will set this nation down a dangerous path that will slowly strip it of that which was once the sole ambition of those who set out to liberate the oppressed: freedom.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.  Benjamin Franklin


Deceiving the people you work for and spreading their information to the masses in most cases is a no-no; except when you are exposing a gross injustice and/or breach of rights by the very individuals charged with the defense of those rights. Then it becomes the duty of every American to expose the true evil. There are people who are fighting for the rights of others at the expense of their own, being cast as traitors when in reality they are the true patriots of today.


You cant go anywhere today without being recorded. From the traffic lights to the ATM machine, every move you make is watched and documented. I dont know about you, but I dont recall voting on these matters. They just sort of appeared, for our safety of course. As far as regulation goes, there are none. Our government can access these feeds at any point, for any reason, as long as its a matter of national security. Which Im sure it always is.


Despite all the evidence that these machines are built to be tampered with, touch screen voting machines continue to be used as this...


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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Government Just Shut Down. What Happens Next?
By Daniella Diaz and Kevin Liptak, CNN
1:44 AM ET, Sat January 20, 2018

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2018 before the opening of the second session of the 115th Congress.

In the final moments leading up to Friday's midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services.

So what happens next? Here's a rundown of what will happen if the government remains shut down.


Thousands of federal employees will be placed on furlough -- meaning they won't report to work Monday. Whoever works for agencies and departments that are considered nonessential, including agencies that pay out small business loans and process passport requests, will cease to work effective immediately until Congress is able to agree on a bill for the federal budget.

The employees in these departments would be placed on "furlough." In previous shutdowns, everyone who stayed home was paid retroactively after an agreement was reached in Washington.

At the peak of the 2013 government shutdown, about 850,000 employees were furloughed per day, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

White House

The White House said Friday that 1,056 members of the Executive Office of the President would be furloughed, and 659, considered essential, would continue to report to work.

Furloughed staff will still be expected to report to duty on Monday, the White House said in a contingency plan posted to its website Friday. But they can stay for no longer than four hours to engage in "shutdown activities" like setting out-of-office messages or explaining how to carry out functions to colleagues who are not furloughed.


The military is considered essential and will still report for duty. However, the troops -- including those in combat -- will potentially not be paid during a shutdown.

If the shutdown goes on for weeks, about 1.3 million active-duty military will be expected to work potentially without pay. The military is cur...



Mary Lou McDonald faces battle of margins as FG and FF set to scrap over every loose seat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IAs we await the confirmation whether or not Mary Lou McDonald was the only candidate for President of Sinn Fein, our own Patricia McBride tipped Michelle ONeill for Vice President on RTE Drivetime last evening. So it looks like two women at the top.

Or rather front of house. Power up to now has rested almost exclusively with the parties shadowy leadership team. Neither women can expect to be let too far off the partys halter. Nor are they likely to be given much discretion as leaders.

But for now, Mary Lou is the one whose public game will count. Not so much because shes President, but because having seen off any serious resistance in northern Nationalism the southern project is the higher prize for the party.

For all the loud complaints about Arlenes influence over Theresa May, Sinn Fein has never made any bones about their ambition to wield power in Dublin with the simple aim of projecting power back into Northern Ireland.

This is one of the reasons why the party, even when holding senior office in government, has never invested in what numerous DUP MLAs used to sneeringly call, north-southery.

Getting that power is now Mary Lous primary job. Whilst waiting for her to achieve it, is apparently Michelles (and apparently by extension, Northern Irelands).

Mary Lou has certainly got the experience, indeed, as Patricia also noted this evening, there are not that many of her generation that have seats, and certainly none for as long. She was first elected to the European Parliament in 2004.

Not long after failing to be re-elected to Strasbourg in 2009, she was appointed Vice President taking up a long apprenticeship to her hero and long term mentor, Gerry Adams.

Despite early speculation around Pearse Doherty there has been little doubt since her first successful election to the Dail in 2011 that she was the one destined to step up to take on the mantle of Gerrys public office.

Shes gone through a number testing fires since: not least around the time of the Mairia Cahill and Paudie McGahon rape allegations, and come through them. She has to be made of stern stuff to deal with the  movements often brutal past.

As Ed Moloney notes, we can see the hierarchy of importance between the two parts of the party in how the Barry McElduff controversy presented itself to the party as a problem to be managed.

Whilst the controversy stayed in NI, it simply wasnt a problem. When it matured down south it most certainly (and most suddenly) became one

.the source of pressure on McElduff to quit, i.e. from t...


10 Signs You Are Highly Sensitive to Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In life, there are some people who are far more energy sensitive than others. These people can sense the energies and auras coming off of the things around them.

Being a sensitive person is not easy. It is important to know that what you are experiencing is energy sensitivity so that you can better understand what you are going through. Do you get strong feelings when around other people? If so, you might be energy sensitive. Take a look at the list of signs below to find out.

Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a hot mess or having too many issues are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.
Anthon St. Maarten

10 Signs You Are Extremely Energy Sensitive:

1. Your senses seem to be sensitive in general.

Your sense of smell is stronger than others, you are light sensitive, and you do not do well in loud places. Your senses are more sensitive than the senses of others. Things that bother you other people do not even notice.

2. You can read auras.

You can sense the auras of those around you. When someone has a bright and inviting aura you feel more comfortable and when someone has a negative aura you know to get away from them. This helps you in many ways.

3. You have a strong intuition.

Your gut tends to guide you down the right path. Your intuition is something you always listen to and are better for doing so. These strong feelings get you out of some terrible situations.

4. You can tell when someone is lying.

You are able to read people easily. When someone is telling you a lie, you know. It is pretty damn hard to get things past you.

5. You seem to know more than others and without reason.

You just know things sometimes, and there is no reason for this and no explanation. You are linked to something much deeper than the rest.

6. You are often called too sensitive by those close to you.

Your friends and family do not understand you or the things you do. They are just too different and most are not capable of truly understanding you because they will never experience the things you do. This i...


US government goes into first shutdown in five years after Senate vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senate Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding measure. The partial shutdown comes on the first anniversary of US President Donald Trumps inauguration.

US Capitol (Getty Images/A.P. Bernstein)

The US government shut down on Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a procedural vote on a stopgap budget to fund the government.

Most Democrats and some Republicans voted against ending debate and advancing to a vote on a short-term bill to fund the government for the next month in a late-night vote on a House-passed plan.

The failure of the motion means that President Donald Trump will mark exactly one year since taking office with the first shuttered government in five years.

The Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, looked set to bear the brunt of responsibility for the shutdown even as they sought to pin blame on Democratic obstructionism.

The vote failed 49 to 50. Sixty votes were needed to end cloture and proceed to a vote on the House bill.

Republicans were asking for a four-week stopgap funding measure to keep the government running.

 Donald Trump (picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Brandon)The shutdown marks one year since Trump took office

Showdown over immigration

Democrats, who are seeking to capitalize on any Republican failings during a mid-term election year, may also be faulted after they wouldnt budge on demands to protect from deportation some 700,000 Dreamers who came to the country illegally as children. They sought an even shorter funding measure in order to maintain pressure over immigration issues.

Trump blamed the Democrats in a pre-vote tweet, saying it was not looki.....


Pipit swims into view after dry Aussie crawl "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Bit of dry Aussie crawl across baked mud at Melaleuca viewing area today brought Australian Pipit closer than commonly - for a few frames.

Pity, bird didn't offer 'that' perfect pose. Then, better pose, but greater distance.

Too much greenery to allow crawl up on Horsfields Bushlark. The species can, however, be surprisingly tolerant of people walking patiently toward them. Not at all tolerant, and thus unphotographed, pair of Brown Quail and a Red-backed Buttonquail unseen till flushed from long couchgrass nearby.


Beginners Yoga Freshwater Divine Flow Yoga & Pilates "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Best Yoga Studio in Brookvale, North Sydney, Manly Vale , Freshwater, Northern Beaches, Deewhy, Curl Curl & more.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Federal Government Shuts Down After Senate Talks Fail
NBC News

WASHINGTON On the eve of the anniversary of President Donald Trump's first year in office, the federal government entered a partial shutdown late Friday night as a key vote was far short from having the support needed to pass and the midnight deadline came and went.

After the vote, which was held open for two hours as senators sought to find a way out of the impasse that brought them to this moment, senators milled around the floor, huddling in various groups, as Washington waited for word of where Congress goes from here.

Meanwhile, as agencies began sending emails announcing their closure or limited capability, the White House released a statement just before midnight, saying "Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown."

"We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, gave a fiery floor speech, saying the shutdown was "100 percent preventable" and blaming the Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, blamed President Donald Trump for being a slippery and unreliable negotiating partner. "What will it take to get Trump to say 'yes,'" Schumer said.

After the public blame game and the government closed, McConnell stood at his podium and said he's "open" to a stop-gap spending measure to Feb. 8, which is a possible opening to re-open the government.

The proposal that failed was the one passed by the House Thursday, which would have funded the government until Feb. 16, extended the low-income children's health insurance program, or CHIP, for six years and suspended some Obamacare taxes for two years.

Senate Democrats, demanding progress on the fate of those covered by the DACA program, huddled just off the Senate floor for more than hour prior the vote, after prospects of an agreement between Democrats, Republicans and the Wh...


Trump Signs Bill Renewing NSAs Internet Surveillance Program "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agencys warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.


Government shuts down after Senate bill collapses, negotiations fail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Looks like the Democrats have created a timely Government shutdown to celebrate Trumps presidential anniversary! The government shut down early Saturday morning on the first anniversary of President Trumps inauguration after Congress failed to meet a midnight deadline to renew funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called a shutdown 100-percent avoidable and blamed []

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Shutdown Begins as Senate Fails to Pass New Budget
BBC World Service

The US government has begun a federal shutdown after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget.

Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until 16 February did not receive the required 60 votes.

It is the first shutdown ever to happen while the same party, the Republicans, controls Congress and the White House.

In response, the White House accused Democrats of holding "lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands".

"They put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans", spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

But Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump had turned down two bipartisan compromise deals and "did not press his party in Congress".

It was unclear which way the vote would go as the midnight deadline approached, with Republicans and Democrats split on key issues.

The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night to extend funding until next month, but the measure failed to pass the Senate by a margin of 50-49.

Five Republicans voted against the bill while five Democrats broke ranks to support it.

This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators. When Dems pay our armed forces & first responders we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform. During the politically manufactured #SchumerShutdown, @POTUS will fight for & protect the American people.

The last US shutdown happened in 2013 and lasted for 16 days, during which many federal employees took a forced leave of absence.

Many government offices will close as federal law requires agencies to shut down if Congress has not allocated money to fund them.

National parks and monuments are also likely to face closure.

But essential services will still run. These include national security, postal services, air traffic control, inpatient medical services, emergency outpatient medicine, disaster assistance, prisons, taxation and...


Why Countries Should End the Cycle of Hosting Big Sporting Events "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sporting extravaganzas are a way for cities in emerging market economies to try and play the modernity game. But they dont make the rules, and so they can never win.

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Local residents attend a rehearsal in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee

All over the developing world, metropolises are rushing to cement their status as global cities. These are metropolitan centres that compete to become important hubs of cultural and economic activity in the interlinked global world. Its all part of what scholars describe as the modernity game. And sport is rapidly emerging as an important way to display modernity and earn the global city mantle.

In earlier times, Western countries played host to massive events like the Worlds Fair to cement their status as modern world cities. Non-Western countries were left to catch up and despite their best efforts, few beyond Japan, South Korea and Singapore managed to do so.

International sporting competitions are the new Worlds Fair and can propel cities up the global city rankings. Hosting the Olympic Games (in summer or winter, depending on their climate), the Commonwealth Games or a single discipline event like the FIFA World Cup offers cities prestige.

Pyeongchang County, South Korea is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics and Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. For globalising cities in emerging market economies, these sporting extravaganzas offer a way to demonstrate their rising geopolitical importance.

For proponents of the global city model, this is reason to celebrate. But it also illustrates the ongoing attempt by non-Western countries to compete not only in sports but economically...


Net Neutrality, the Open Internet, and Nuclear Information theme for January 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Before the Internet, information to the public was very much controlled by the established media print, radio, television. With the world wide web came the opportunity for just about anyone to set up a site, just like this one, and to provide information on any generalist or specialised subject. (Of course, there are disadvantages e.g. the new sites could lack the fact checking rigour expected of professional journalism).

From the point of view of examining nuclear issues, the Internet provided a timely opportunity to bypass the propaganda that is fed to the public via the mainstream media.  That has become more important now, as investigative journalists lose their jobs in the shaky world of commercial media.  The secretive nuclear industry has been having  a field day, or a field few decades, in handing out propaganda to mainstream journalists, who most often swallow it uncritically.

It was only  a matter of time before corporations worked to gain the same kind of control over the Internet, as they used to have over the media in pre-Internet days.

Its in this context, that, on December 15th, the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order which protects net neutrality in the United StatesNet neutrality requires all internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all data equally, without blocking, throttling or censoring services or websites.



Have Asked for CCTVs to Ensure Safety at Hospitals: Delhi Govt to HC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The AAP government has informed the Delhi high court that it has issued direction to all the hospitals run by it or by autonomous bodies to install CCTVs to ensure safety of its staff and patients, especially women.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar was further informed that the Delhi governments director general health services has also asked the hospitals run by it that non functional CCTV cameras in their premises be repaired and the same be installed wherever required.

Delhi governments additional standing counsel Gautam Narayan further informed the court that a total of 2,613 CCTV cameras were installed in over 30 city governments hospitals, of which 2,372 cameras were functional.

The AAP government was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions for installation of CCTV cameras and deputing of security guards at all government hospitals under its jurisdiction.

The court had issued notices to the authorities concerned on the plea by a former staff nurse who alleged that she was stalked by a patient in the hospital where she worked...


8 Sure-Fire Ways to Help You Identify a True Crystal Child "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crystal children are a type of star children. They are not easy to spot, but they do in many ways stand out.

Crystal children are born on the sixth dimension of consciousness and yet have the potential to open up at a rapid rate to the ninth level. They are very peaceful people and are here to send the rest of us down a path to reveal our inner power. Below you will find a list of things that will help you identify whether or not someone in your life is a true crystal child.

You are the hybrids of golden worlds and ages splendidly conceived. 
 AberjhaniJourney through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

8 Things That Will Help You to Identify a True Crystal Child:

1. They are very sensitive and caring.

They care about the people in their lives and when something bad happens it really gets to them. They are great people who would do anything for those they love. Crystal children are true friends.

2. They are usually quite forgiving.

While many people would consider this to be a weakness, star children are known for their forgiving nature. They can be too forgiving, and are known for giving people chance after chance.

3. They are much wiser than most.

Star children are considered to be wise beyond their years. They are the people we go to for advice most of the time. They just always know what to say somehow.

4. They have a magnetic personality.

You will find yourself to be drawn to star children like a moth to the flame. This is because they stick out in some of the best ways! They put off an aura that is so open and inviting that many people cannot resist.

5. They tend to have an opalescent aura.

Their aura is opalescent in color. For those who can see auras, this is a beneficial thing to know. However, if you cannot see auras, the rest of these signs should be enough for you. If you want to learn how to read auras click here.

6. They care for the planet.

These people are always working to help the world. They know we have serious issues going on and are active in promoting change. They will never give up on mother Earth.

7. They are usually quite fearless.

Most star children are considered to be brave because the...


Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.
Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.
The popes remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasnt lacking.
As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo while Karadima abused me and others and Juan Barros stood by watching it all, tweeted Barros most vocal accuser, Juan Carlos Cruz. These people are truly crazy, and the pontiff talks about atonement to the victims. Nothing has changed, and his plea for forgiveness is empty.
The Karadima scandal dominated Francis visit to Chile and the overall issue of sex abuse and church cover-up was likely to factor into his three-day trip to Peru that began late Thursday.
Karadimas victims reported to church authorities as early as 2002 that he would kiss and fondle them in the swank Santiago parish he ran, but officials refused to believe them. Only when the victims went public with their accusations in 2010 did the Vatican launch an....


Not Content Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for ICO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not Content with Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for Its ICO

The fall of Bitconnect was as certain as night follows day. A pyramid scheme wrapped inside a Ponzi with a side order of WTF, Bitconnect was as crazy as it was calamitous. The only miracle was that the racket lasted so long. When the ringleaders shut up shop on Wednesday, causing the token to plummet from $290 to $8, that ought to have been the end of the matter. Remarkably though, BCC continues to be actively traded, and has even recovered some of its value. The reason for the mini revival? Bitconnect is launching an ICO.

Also read: Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

It was no secret, prior to its collapse, that Bitconnect was running an ICO. Its Bitconnect X website has been accepting contributions since January 10. When Bitconnect closed its doors a week later, after its original website had been offline for days, it was assumed that Bitconnect X would follow suit. After all, no one would be gullible enough to get fooled twice, surely. Apparently so. Not only is the Bitconnect ICO going ahead as planned, but investors are actively throwing money at it.



US Government Shuts Down as Spending Bill Fails in Senate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney talks with reporters at the White House in Washington, US, January 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney talks with reporters at the White House in Washington, US, January 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria

Washington: The US government officially shut down after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

In a dramatic late-night session, senators blocked a Bill to extend government funding through February 16. The Bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but fell short with only 50 supporting it.

Most Democrats opposed the Bill because their efforts to include protections for hundreds of thousands for the young immigrants known as Dreamers failed.

Huddled negotiations by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in the last...

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