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Friday, 22 September

22:02

Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...... Read more

Liberian park protects Critically Endangered western chimpanzees "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Liberian government designated a new national park in August 2017 that will protect an important population of Critically Endangered western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus), as well as several other species of large mammals. The rainforests of the new Grebo-Krahn National Park in southeastern Liberia are home to some 300 western chimpanzees, according to the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), based in Leipzig, Germany. A decade in the making, the 961-square-kilometer (371-square-mile) park won the approval of Liberias legislature on Aug. 22. Now, it only requires signatures from the president and the Minister of Foreign Affairs formalities, WCF says to become officially designated. Grebo-Krahn National Park is situated in southeastern Liberia and is part of the Ta-Grebo-Sapo forest complex that extends into Cte dIvoire. Map courtesy of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Creating a new national park is of course very exciting after years and years of collecting data and engaging the various stakeholders, said Annika Hillers, a primatologist with WCF, in an email. What bigger reward could there be? But those years of work that WCF, other conservation organizations, and the Liberian government have put it were just the beginning, Hillers said. It is now that we all have to work harder than ever, to make sure that Grebo-Krahn National Park is effectively protected and local communities are adequately involved, she added. Grebo-Krahn forms the heart of the Ta-Grebo-Sapo forest complex, extending into neighboring Cte dIvoire. The contiguous habitat is a critical home to not only chimpanzees, but

Documenting Africas poaching epidemic: Q&A with the director of The Last Animals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After years of documenting some of the worlds bloodiest conflicts, a vacation in Kenya inspired photojournalist Kate Brooks to turn her lens to a different kind of violence: the slaughter of elephants and rhinos to feed black-market demand for ivory and rhino horn. Poaching is having a devastating impact on Africas wildlife. From 2006 to 2015, the population of African elephants is estimated to have declined by around 110,000, leaving just 415,000 still alive in the wild. The situation is no better for the continents rhinos: demand for their horns as decorative items and in traditional medicine has caused more than 7,100 to have been poached in the last decade, leaving a population of just 25,000. In her film The Last Animals, war-photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traces this deadly trade across four continents traveling from protected areas in Africa to wildlife markets in Asia and North America in order to illustrate the complex web of global consumer demand, transnational criminal syndicates and local conflicts and political problems that contribute to the current poaching epidemic.  Along the way, Brooks also meets with investigators, scientists, zookeepers and rangers engaged in an all-too-often life threatening struggle to preserve the last remaining elephants and rhinos. The Last Animals is a finalist for the Special Jury award in the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival taking place September 24-29 in Jackson, Wyoming. Winners in 25 awards categories will be announced September 28. In an email interview, Kate Brooks shared her experience documenting the

21:33

This is What the Establishment Fears: Watch Black Lives Matter & Trump Supporters Come Together "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristWashington, D.C. Over the weekend, in Washington, hundreds of Trump supporters gathered for the Mother of All Rallies event to praise their leader in the white house. Naturally, there were some folks there to counter-protest nine Black Lives Matter activists to be exact.
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21:32

Apocynin preserves glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala in mice with neonatal sevoflurane exposure. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Korean J Anesthesiol. 2017 Jun ;70(3):335-340. Epub 2017 Apr 21. PMID: 28580085 Abstract Title:  Apocynin preserves glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala in mice with neonatal sevoflurane exposure. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Neonatal exposure to anesthetics induces neuronal apoptosis and long-term cognitive dysfunction in rodents. We showed that the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase inhibitor apocynin not only reduces neurotoxicity by decreasing superoxide levels and preventing mitochondrial dysfunction but also improves long-term memory impairment in neonatal mice exposed to sevoflurane. We also found that after the contextual fear conditioning test, glutamatergic neurons expressed c-Fos (neural activation) regardless of previous exposure to sevoflurane. Moreover, there were fewer c-Fos-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) after exposure to sevoflurane than after exposure to carrier gas. In this study, we investigated whether the administration of apocynin prior to sevoflurane exposure would preserve glutamatergic neurons in the BLA.METHODS: Apocynin (50 mg/kg) was injected intraperitoneally into six-day-old male mice 30 min before 6 h of exposure to 3% sevoflurane or carrier gas only. The mice were allowed to mature and then were subjected to the contextual fear conditioning test. The neural activation and neuron population in the BLA were investigated 2 h later.RESULTS: Administration of apocynin prior to neonatal sevoflurane exposure not only prevented learning deficits but also preserved c-Fos-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the BLA.CONCLUSIONS: Apocynin mitigates the cognitive impairment induced by neonatal sevoflurane exposure and preserves c-Fos-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala.

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21:30

Pennsylvania Civil Rights Attorney Medically Kidnapped for Mental Health Evaluation Whereabouts Unknown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Andy Ostrowski at Court House

Andy Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist. Image from Facebook.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Andy Ostrowski was kidnapped by law enforcement from his home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week while live-streaming on Facebook.

Police entered his home without knocking, carrying tasers and clubs, claimed they had a warrant (which they apparently never showed to him) to take him in for a mental health evaluation, and proceeded to turn off his computer and remove him from his home by force.

His current whereabouts is unknown at the time of publication.

Here is the recording of the event:

Mr. Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist.

Andy Ostrowski for Congress

Ostrowski exposes judicial corruption, something we have covered extensively at Health Impact News, particularly on our MedicalKidnap.com website.

Medical kidnapping would be almost impossible without corrupt judges participating.

For more on this topic see:

Retired Arizona Judge Reveals Corruption in Legal System

American Judicial System for Sale: Bribes and Corruption now the Norm

Political Prisoner for Revealing Corruption?

Earlier this year, Os...

21:23

The Mannerly Art of Disagreement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Mannerly Art of Disagreement or Jeffersonian Debate is Alive and Well on the Internet. A companion piece to Peg Robinson's "The Mannerly Art of Critique"; both essays are posted monthly to alt.startrek.creative as part of the newsgroup's FAQ Macedon c1997

Table of contents:

I. Introduction
II. Rules of Engagement
III. What If One Participant Refuses to Play Fair?
IV. Is It Ever All Right to Break the Rules?


I. INTRODUCTION
Among the greatest problems faced...

The Mannerly Art of Disagreement

21:21

Conquering Your Camera Settings in Landscape Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Understanding basic camera settings is important so that you know how to react in different conditions such as varying light, moving subjects, or to achieve maximum depth-of-field. In this 10-minute video, Adam Karnacz from First Man Photography discusses his techniques for working his camera while doing landscape photography.

While knowing precisely the camera settings a photographer used to achieve a certain shot is not entirely useful, understanding how they came to choose those settings is a good learning experience.

Karnacz talks about his full shooting workflow from the moment he turns on his camera until he takes the final shot, explaining the settings that he uses in the majority of cases.

Firstly, he always shoots manual. The majority of the time he will shoot at his cameras base ISO (100) to minimise noise. He may occasionally increase this in order to get a faster shutter speed, but using a tripod means base ISO is perfect for most situations.

Next, he will choose the aperture based on whether or not there is anything in the foreground that should be in-focus. If so, he may use f/16 in order to achieve maximum depth-of-field. If not, he sticks to f/8, which is the sweet spot in terms of sharpness for most lenses.

Finally, he will adjust the shutter speed to achieve the correct focus. In most cases with landscape photography, the shutter speed is the least-critical part of the exposure triangle as your subject is rarely moving, which means a fast shutter speed is not necessary.

However, there are cases where the shutter speed is important, and Karnacz takes us to a location with a waterfall to demonstrate how he would set up his camera for this shot; using a slower shutter speed to show movement in the water.

He then travels to a different location to demonstrate how he would take a shot in a case where the foreground should be sharp. He a...

21:13

More Computer Science isnt the Answer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whenever we encounter some exciting new technology, the first question we ask ourselves is how do we use this to make the world a better place?

Read more on MAKE

The post More Computer Science isnt the Answer appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

21:10

Civil Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Civil Discussion, sometimes I wonder if it is dead. It is mentioned in our Code of Conduct, "We dont mind if you disagree with another member of the board, we just ask that you keep it civil."

So I looked up the definition of civil-
adequate in courtesy and politeness :mannerly


Civil Discussion

21:07

My Oya Necklace Collection - Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 
 


 

 

Happy to finally present my lovelies.
Oya crochet necklaces, each unique in design and made with much love and care and equally excitingly photo shot.

The collection carries the free bohemian spirit and is created for girls and women who are adventurous and who always nurture the glitter of the bohemian flair inside their souls.

More detailed description...

21:01

The Audacity and Abandon of Pina Bausch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tanztheater Wuppertal, <em>Caf Mller</em> (1978), a piece by Pina Bausch with music by Henry Purcell, directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch (photo by Stephanie Berger, courtesy the Brooklyn Academy of Music)Tanztheater Wuppertal, Caf Mller (1978), a piece by Pina Bausch with music by Henry Purcell, directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch (all photos by Stephanie Berger and courtesy the Brooklyn Academy of Music)

I didnt notice the stage until I found my seat. The curtain was already raised, and I realized with a jolt I was looking at a deeply familiar array of simple black chairs and cafe tables, shrouded in black, with oversized glass doors on three sides of the space. This was the set for Caf Mller, one of the late Pina Bauschs iconic works made with the German dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, and my heart disappeared briefly in anticipation.

I had seen those chairs countless times before in photos, in the celebratory and eulogistic documentary Pina, and in grainy YouTube footage. I knew this set as if it were a known place in my life, a place I used to physically occupy.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music was crowded and restless at the opening weekend of Tanztheater Wuppertals double bill of Caf Mller and The Rite of Spring, another Bausch masterpiece. Bausch first brought these works to BAM in 1984, which helped permanently cement her status in the modern dance world.

Bausch died in 2009 and was the subject of the aforementioned documentary in 2011, directed by Wim Wenders. The film introduced me and countless others to the genre of dance theater and its impossibly rich possibilities of movement and meaning-making.

Caf Mller is a near pe...

21:00

EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union's 2018 budget.

20:58

This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled Flight of the Year that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He captured some seemingly impossible footage of his drone flying onto, next to, inside, and under a moving freight train.

Nurkkala specializes in flying camera drones through a first-person point-of-view using a live feed through goggles. His custom-assembled drone was equipped with a GoPro HERO5 Session action camera, which is light enough to keep the craft fast and nimble.

I recognize that this isnt the most flowy video or anything, but all of the things were all in the same flight, so I wanted to show that off, Nurkkala writes.

Nurkkalas video is getting a considerable amount of attention and praise, but it appears to be in violation of both railroad and government policies.

Union Pacific operates in a safety-sensitive environment, the Union Pacific Railroads drone policy states. Never operate a drone in a manner that could distract or otherwise endanger yourself, Union Pacific employees, equipment or the public.

All drone pilots must operate in compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and safety guidelines. Flying a drone in a reckless manner is a violation of federal law and FAA regulations and could result in civil fines or criminal action.

...

20:57

Pennsylvania Civil Rights Attorney Medically Kidnapped for Mental Health Evaluation Whereabouts Unknown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Andy Ostrowski at Court House

Andy Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist. Image from Facebook.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Andy Ostrowski was kidnapped by law enforcement from his home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week while live-streaming on Facebook.

Police entered his home without knocking, carrying tasers and clubs, claimed they had a warrant (which they apparently never showed to him) to take him in for a mental health evaluation, and proceeded to turn off his computer and remove him from his home by force.

His current whereabouts is unknown at the time of publication.

Here is the recording of the event:

Mr. Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist.

Andy Ostrowski for Congress

Ostrowski exposes judicial corruption, something we have covered extensively at Health Impact News, particularly on our MedicalKidnap.com website.

Medical kidnapping would be almost impossible without corrupt judges participating.

For more on this topic see:

Retired Arizona Judge Reveals Corruption in Legal System

American Judicial System for Sale: Bribes and Corruption now the Norm

Political Prisoner for Revealing Corruption?

Earlier this year, Ostro...

20:56

Why Philosophy Matters? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is the first of a series of blogs presenting a philosophical analysis of the modern mental health system and what it is concerned with.

20th century philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, much of whose later work concerns our thinking about the mind, suggested that the role of philosophy is to identify and clear up conceptual confusions. Many of these confusions have been introduced by philosophers, asking the wrong questions in the wrong way. Wittgenstein hoped to show that by understanding the nature of language more accurately, many of the most complex dilemmas of philosophy just melt away.

This idea of tidying up our language might sound like a rather modest activity, of little practical importance, but it is not just philosophers who have been beguiled by muddled uses of language and led astray by fruitless debates. These confusions have permeated everyday thought. They influence our behaviour as individuals, and structure the social institutions we build. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the system we now call mental health.

Thomas Szasz is, of course, the most well-known person to have called attention to the conceptual confusion embedded in the term mental illness.1 For Szasz, illness and disease are concepts that are inextricably bound to the body, hence a non-bodily, non-material concept such as the mind cannot be ill.2 Situations that are referred to as mental illness are defined by certain sorts of problematic behaviour, not by the biological dysfunction that is characteristic of regular illness. Szasz also understood that the confusion inherent in the concept of mental illness did not simply arise because people were misguided, it is what he called strategic. Designating certain problems as mental illness justifies particular social arrangements and it does so because the terms illness and disease derive their meaning from being a condition of the body.

I will return to the crucial issue of whether or not an illness is necessarily a bodily characteristic in later blogs, but now I just want to illustrate how important this question is. Whole social systems depend on the assumption that what we call mental illness or mental disorder (a piggy-back term) originates in the body. In particular, this notion is fundamental to the current social response to certain forms of behaviour, and to processes for allocating resources for assistance or welfare.

In modern societies, the use of force by some individuals agains...

20:56

A Wind-Up Bamboo Passenger Pigeon by Haptic Lab "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Flying Martha Ornithopter is a mechanical toy that when wound, flaps its wings through the air just like a real bird. The simple invention is built entirely from bamboo and Mulberry paper, and released just like a paper airplane. The ornithopter was built by Haptic Lab to honor the very last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died while in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

Haptic Lab believes the invention is symbolic of humanitys role in a rapidly changing world. Like our other projects at Haptic Lab, the Flying Martha ornithopter aims to connect people to their physical environment, to one another, and to the planet as a whole, says the design studio. The Flying Martha celebrates the spirit of invention and discovery essential to humanitys survival and to the survival of our planet.

Each ornithopter is built to reflect the true size of the extinct bird, with a wingspan of 16 inches. The handmade nature of the toy bird allows its user to customize its flight, solving problems to discover the inventions best flight path. By a slight twist of the tail to the left or right, its flight course is altered, giving the owner full control of how the bird flies.

The project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. You can see more projects by Haptic Lab on their website, Instagram and Facebook. (via Kottke)

...

20:53

California Emergency Alert Announces End Of The World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

California cable customers freak out after an emergency alert interrupts programs to announce the end of the world. CBS Los Angeles reports that an ominous emergency alert broadcast on Thursday morning suggested the world would end on Saturday, leaving cable customers confused and frightened. According to multiple reports, television broadcasts in Southern California were interrupted []

20:52

Blockchain Makes Energy Greener "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WePower Network plans to utilize the Blockchain technology to increase the speed of adoption of renewable energy sources worldwide.

20:50

Gib Mir 1 Euro, sonst whle ich Merkel Wahl-Performance von Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Die beiden Aktions- und Performanceknstler Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser sind ab heute drei Tage lang in Berlin unterwegs und fordern mit einer Performance die Menschen zum Whlen auf. Ausgestattet mit aus Pappe ausgeschnittenen Kpfen der Spitzenkandidaten der groen politischen Parteien, fordern die beiden in Berlin lebenden Knstler Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser mit der Aktion Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst  die Berliner zum Gang zur Wahlurne bei der kommenden Bundestagswahl an diesen Sonntag auf. Die Portraitvorlagen der Politikermasken stammen von den originalen Wahlplakaten der jeweiligen Partei. Zu jedem Politiker gibt es dazu ein passendes Schild mit der Aufschrift #Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst Whle Ich Angela Merkel, #Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst Whle Ich Sahra Wagenknecht, #Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst Whle Ich Martin Schulz und so weiter. Die beiden Knstler verstehen ihre Aktion, die an verschiedenen Orte in Berlin noch bis zur Bundestagswahl am 24. September 2017 luft, als Offline-Wahlkampagne, die zum Whlen animieren soll. In der Bildsprache und Art und Weise des Bettelns zitiert die politische Performance Schilder wie Fr Bier oder For weed, wie sie in vielen Grostdten auf den Straen blich sind. Bilder: Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser (Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Knstler) Auerdem seien die Knstler gentigt aus dieser faden Wahl Geld zu schlagen, so Daniel Chluba und Lukas ...

Der Beitrag Gib Mir 1 Euro, sonst whle ich Merkel Wahl-Performance von Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

20:29

How Norway Changed Chris Burkards Approach to Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this beautiful short film by filmmaker Vincent Urban, photographer Chris Burkard tells the story of how after growing weary of surf photography in crowded cities he sought solitude, adventure, and beauty in remote places. He found it in Norways Lofoten Islands.

Chris Burkard, one of Instagrams most popular photographers (he has 2.8 million followers), is an accomplished photographer, storyteller, and creative director who says he has always been driven to find remote and isolated locations to shoot. Earlier in his career, he felt that something was missing in his work as a surf photographer as he was shooting the same locations on crowded beaches, so he headed to remote Norway for new opportunities.

Speaking about the photography he created in Norway, Burkard says These pictures mean so much more to me because I had given a piece of myself to get them.

...

20:28

Data Security for Data Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ten practical tips for protecting your data (and more importantly, everyone elses!)

The room where it happens.

Another day, another breach. The Equifax credit data breach is just the latest in a series of stories about major organizations data being exposed. It happened to Targets customer credit card database, it happened to Anthems health insurance records, and it even happened to the federal Office of Personnel Managements background check forms. Even worse, these are just a handful of the biggest examplescritical servers and databases are compromised every single day. This problem is becoming even more frequent over time, and its safe to say itll get a lot worse before it gets better.

Anxious yet? Good. You should be. Security is no longer just a niche specialty of database admins and network engineers. Everyone who creates, manages, analyzes, or even just has access to data is a potential point of failure in an organizations security plan. So if you use data which is at all sensitivethat is, any data you wouldnt freely give out to any random stranger on the internetthen its your responsibility to make sure that data is protected appropriately.

I had the importance of data security hammered home for me in 2016. While the DNC hack targeted the organizations email servers (which my team didnt interact with, except as normal email users), its not hard to imagine that someone who could get into those systems could also have found their way into our databases of voters and campaigns. Whether that actually happened or not, I have no idea (I had already left that job by the time the extent of the hack became known), but the incident underlined how important it is for data scientists to be invested in the security of their own data. Simply put, we cannot naively assume that someone else will take care of security for us.

For most data scientists, this topic is probably an unfamiliar one, as your typical grad school or bootcamp training programs cover security....

20:20

A Crash Course in Preparedness: Week 2: Medicine, Sanitation, and Surviving Disaster Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com 

Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Preppers Blueprint.

This Crash Course To Preparedness guide is the second in a series of four. You can view Week 1 here: A Crash Course in Preparedness Week 1 The Survival Basics

Welcome back to week 2 in our Crash Course into Preparedness. Last week we discussed the basics of survival and gear needed for a short-lived event. One of the comments from last weeks class mentioned that it isnt hard to prepare, you just have to start. I couldnt agree more! My only addition I would make to this comment is in order to start you must prioritize your needs and know what youre planning for. This week, we are taking the same concept from last week prioritizing, planning and preparing to another facet of disaster planning and highlighting the more dirty side of preparedness medical and sanitation needs.

Some of the greatest threats in an emergency occur after the disaster. Lack of accessible clean water following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. Additionally, those unsanitary conditions can exacerbate the spreading of diseases, infections and health risks. In this preparedness course, we will cover the most common issues that occur following a disaster that relates to hygiene, sanitary and medical condition.

Sanitation, good hygiene, and medical preparedness all go hand-in-h........

A Crash Course in Preparedness: Week 2: Medicine, Sanitation, and Surviving Disaster Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com 

Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Preppers Blueprint.

This Crash Course To Preparedness guide is the second in a series of four. You can view Week 1 here: A Crash Course in Preparedness Week 1 The Survival Basics

Welcome back to week 2 in our Crash Course into Preparedness. Last week we discussed the basics of survival and gear needed for a short-lived event. One of the comments from last weeks class mentioned that it isnt hard to prepare, you just have to start. I couldnt agree more! My only addition I would make to this comment is in order to start you must prioritize your needs and know what youre planning for. This week, we are taking the same concept from last week prioritizing, planning and preparing to another facet of disaster planning and highlighting the more dirty side of preparedness medical and sanitation needs.

Some of the greatest threats in an emergency occur after the disaster. Lack of accessible clean water following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. Additionally, those unsanitary conditions can exacerbate the spreading of diseases, infections and health risks. In this preparedness course, we will cover the most common issues that occur following a disaster that relates to hygiene, sanitary and medical condition.

Sanitation, good hygiene, and medical preparedness all go hand-in-hand. But as you will see after reading this guide, it takes a lot of planning and a lot of preparation. Simply put, there are many wrong turns a person could take in the aftermath of a storm and their health could suffer as a result. Therefore i...

20:18

Commodities, Explained "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Breaking down traditional and decentralized commodities.

20:13

EQUINOX UNITY MEDITATION PLAYLIST TO HELP RAISE YOUR VIBRATION FOR OUR GLOBAL SYNCHRONIZED MEDITATION ON THE EQUINOX LESS THAN 2 HOURS AWAY! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

DATE: Friday, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

TIME: 8:02 PM GMT

1:02 PM CALIFORNIA

2:02 PM DENVER

3:02 PM KANSAS CITY

4:02 PM NEW YORK

9:02 PM LONDON

10:02 PM ZURICH

11:02 PM CAIRO

4:02 AM TAIWAN

5:02 AM JAPAN

6:02 AM SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA)

8:02 AM AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

...

20:11

SegWit2X and the Case for Strong Replay Protection (And Why It's Controversial) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BTC1replay.jpg

Come November, the remaining signatories of the New York Agreement (NYA) plan to deploy the SegWit2X hard fork to double Bitcoins block weight limit, allowing for up to 8 megabytes of block space. Since not everyone supports this hard fork, this could well split the Bitcoin network into two incompatible blockchains and currencies, not unlike Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) did two months ago.

But this NYA hard fork is controversial and not only because it lacks consensus. Its also controversial because of design choices made by the development team behind BTC1, the software client associated with the New York Agreement. Perhaps most importantly, this development team, led by Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik, has so far refused to implement replay protection, a measure that Bcash did take. Partly for this reason, at least one NYA signatory Wayniloans has backed out of the agreement.

So what is replay protection, why should BTC1 implement it and why doesnt it?

What Is Replay Protection? (And What Are Replay Attacks?)

Bitcoin could see another split by November. (Its arguably more accurate to consider the splitting nodes and miners as an entirely new cryptocurrency with a new blockchain and token not an actual split of Bitcoin itself.) For the purpose of this article, well refer to the blockchain and currency that follows the current Bitcoin protocol as Legacy Bitcoin and BTC. The blockchain and currency that follows the New York Agreement hard fork is referred to as SegWit2X and B2X.

If this split happens, the two blockchains will be identical. All past transactions and (therefore) balances are copied from the Legacy Bitcoin blockchain onto the SegWit2X blockchain. Everyone who owns BTC will own a corresponding amount of B2X.

Without replay protection, new transactions will be equally valid on both chains as well. This means that these transactions can be copied or replayed, from one chain to the other in other words, for them to happen on both. This is called a replay attack.

So, lets say Alice holds BTC at the time of split, which means she also owns B2X after the split. Then, after the split, she wants to send BTC to Bob. So, she c...

20:03

Heres a new way to learn coding tools and concepts right when you need them "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As a developer, I constantly learn new concepts and tools.

This learning process usually starts when Im coding and I get stuck.

I do a quick Google search and usually end up on a Stack Overflow page that looks like this:

A parody Stack Overflow page.

Then at lunch, I hear all my friends raving about something called functional programming.

Hm I think to myself. I only learned object-oriented programming, and am a bit embarrassed to ask what functional programming is.

So I turn to my laptop. What is functional programming? I ask Google.

And Google tells me to read a Wikipedia article that looks like this:

The Wikipedia entry for functional programming.

Wowthats a lot of big words, links to articles, and footnotes. Entscheidungsproblem? Is that even English?

I just wanted a good enough explanation of what the heck functional programming is.

Introducing the freeCodeCamp Guidegood enough explanations for busy people like you

A screenshot of the freeCodeCamp Guide

This desire for good enough explanations inspired us to build the freeCodeCamp Guide.

The Guide is a searchable reference that aims to cover all concepts related to software development.

The articles are simple enough for non-native English speakers to understand them. Theyre short enough for busy people to read them while taking a few sips of coffee.

A Guide article on the Git Clone command.

Currently, the freeCodeCamp Guide has about 3,000 articles. About half of these are stubstopics that we know are important, but havent had time to write yet.

These articles cover topics that arent part of the freeCodeCamp web development certificates, like SQL:

A screenshot of the freeCodeCamp Guide article on SQLs ALTER TABLE command

And Python:

A screenshot of the freeCodeCamp Guides article on the 8 Python comparison operations.

For our search engine, were using the powerful open source Elasticsearch tool. Not only does this searc...

20:01

School and Hospital Grossly Overstep Their Bounds Restraining and Drugging Canadian 8 Year Old "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Debbie Kiroff's son disappeared from the teachers' sight, the school called police. But what happened next has her sounding the alarm about the appropriateness of both the school's and the hospital's response. (Submitted by Debbie Kiroff) NOTE: My father...

19:59

L. plantarum L9 showed the potential to protect enterocytes from an acute inflammatory response. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Benef Microbes. 2017 May 30 ;8(3):497-505. Epub 2017 Apr 26. PMID: 28441885 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus plantarum L9 but not Lactobacillus acidophilus LA reduces tumour necrosis factor induced bacterial translocation in Caco-2 cells. Abstract:  Translocation of bacteria across the intestinal barrier is important in the pathogenesis of systemic sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. Inflammatory cytokines increase paracellular permeability that allows increased luminal bacteria to translocate across mucosal epithelium and further deteriorate the gut barrier. In order to reduce this risk, the prophylactic use of probiotics has been recently addressed. In this paper, we investigate the protective role toward tumour necrosis factor (TNF)- induced non-pathogenic Escherichia coli translocation across Caco-2 monolayers of Lactobacillus strains. According to our experimental data, Lactobacillus plantarum L9 and Lactobacillus acidophilus LA have good capacities to adhere to Caco-2 cells. Addition of L. plantarum L9 and L. acidophilus LA to the enterocyte monolayer surface result in significant inhibition of E. coli adhesion and cell internalisation. However, L. plantarum L9 and L. acidophilus LA did not inhibit the growth of the non-pathogenic E. coli B5 after 24 h incubation. Exposure to TNF- for 6 h caused a dramatic increasein E. coli B5 translocation across Caco-2 cells, which was uncoupled from increases in paracellular permeability. Pretreatment with L. plantarum L9 prevent TNF- induced transcellular bacterial translocation and IL-8 production in Caco-2 cells. L. plantarum L9 also did not affect the integrity ofthe monolayers, as indicated by lactate dehydrogenase release, horseradish peroxidase permeability, and transepithelial electrical resistance. L. plantarum L9 showed the potential to protect enterocytes from an acute inflammatory response and therefore could be good potential prophylactic agents incounteracting bacterial translocation.

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19:59

BTS: The Quirky and Minimalist Photos of Daniel Rueda and Anna Devs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres an Adorama Through the Lens episode that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative minimalist architectural portraits of photographers Daniel Rueda and Anna Devs, whom we featured back in July.

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devs are both visionary photographers, currently living in Valencia Spain, the show writes. These two photographers both have a unique style that features storytelling, precision, humor, creativity and an amazing aesthetic. Both Daniel and Anna are inspired by architecture, clean lines, and shapes. Mostly, the two just love to have fun while they are working.

Ruedo and Devis met in college and began going out to take photos simply for their enjoyment. The world caught on, and the duo has since amassed over 430,000 collective Instagram followers with their beautifully minimalist photos.

I think there is a different message and a different story in every picture, Ruedo says, but we just want people to fall in love with our minimalism and our way to discover beauty in simplicity.

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19:46

StingRay devices REQUIRE a Search Warrant.... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

the US COURT of Appeals for D.C. Ruled that use of a StingRay device REQUIRES a Search Warrant, BEFORE it can be used, in a Criminal Investigation... This settles this in Case Law, unless the .GOV chooses to bring the Ruling to the Supreme Court... Any use of such a device MUST be disclosed in Discovery, AND a Valid Search Warrant Must be produced, or ANY Evidence Gained by such use becomes " Fruit of the Poisonious Tree" and can NOT be used in prosecution of a Case...

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StingRay devices REQUIRE a Search Warrant....

19:39

Newt: Frightened About the Future of Freedom, 1801 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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19:37

Prevention of Escherichia coli infection in broiler chickens with Lactobacillus plantarum B1. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Poult Sci. 2017 May 6. Epub 2017 May 6. PMID: 28482103 Abstract Title:  Prevention of Escherichia coli infection in broiler chickens with Lactobacillus plantarum B1. Abstract:  Two studies were performed to assess the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum B1 in prevention of pathogenic Escherichia coli K88 gastrointestinal infection in broilers. In an in vitro study, L. plantarum B1 showed resistance to acid and bile and inhibited the growth of E. coli K88. Additionally, L. plantarum B1 exhibited high ability to adhere to broiler embryo ileal epithelium. In an animal trial, 240 broilers at 1 d of age were randomly assigned to one of 4 treatment arms: negative control (NC) broilers fed a basal diet and not challenged; positive control (PC) broilers fed a basal diet and challenged with E. coli K88; L. plantarum (LP) treatment broilers fed a basal diet containing 2 109 cfu/kg L. plantarum B1 and challenged with E. coli K88; and antibiotic treatment (Anti) broilers fed a basal diet supplemented with colistin sulfate (20 mg/kg) and challenged with E. coli K88. Broilers fed L. plantarum B1 had greater (P 0.05) BW than those in the PC treatment on d 14 and28. Dietary L. plantarum B1 decreased (P

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19:36

Why DO conservatives hate science so much? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We have literally lobotomized ourselves. And to what do we owe this gift of dumb? Right Wing fundamentalism, both religious and political.

19:34

Hysteria: Health workers attacked, abused over Victoria hospital smoking ban "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rules banning smoking outside Victoria's public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to police the policy. Calls for an audit of the ban are being led by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, which is concerned nurses are being put in danger. "We're hearing that the policing of the ban actually leads to violence and aggression against our members," union state secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick said. The calls come after the death of Melbourne heart surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who was allegedly punched in the head in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital after expressing concern about people smoking near the hospital entrance. Last month two patient transport officers were reportedly assaulted outside Dandenong Hospital after refusing a request for a cigarette.

19:33

1797, Curt Shilling ESPN is Openly Biggoted, 1797 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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19:33

The Boxcar Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Background on the author etc - The Boxcar Children - Wikipedia

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Described by the publisher as-

"In this totally satisfying book, the four Alden childrenHenry, Jessie, Violet, and Bennyhave become orphans and run away rather than be taken to their grandfather, who they do not know but fear....

The Boxcar Children

19:33

Inequality is the Real Source of our Divisions. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

However we choose to articulate what it is we find so discomforting with inequality, we need to get better at explaining it and to stop acting as if everyone

19:31

Hurricane Maria, Weather Warfare, And Military Bases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

gw 7785Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org Was Puerto Rico the target of weather warfare? Texas? Cuba? What are the mathematical odds of the US and Caribbean nations experiencing a sudden rash of catastrophic hurricanes after a 12 year major hurricane landfall drought? Why was there a 12 year major cyclone landfall drought in the US to begin with? These

19:26

Consuming probiotic Lactobacillus could reduce total cholesterol and LDL-C significantly. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(6):e0178868. Epub 2017 Jun 8. PMID: 28594860 Abstract Title:  Effect of probiotic Lactobacillus on lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of probiotic Lactobacillus on serum lipids using a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials.METHODS: Fifteen studies containing 15 trials, with 976 subjects were included. The pooled WMD was calculated by random effects model.RESULTS: Probiotic Lactobacillus consumption significantly reduced TC by 0.26mmol/l (95% CI, -0.40 to -0.12) and LDL-C by 0.23mmol/l (95% CI, -0.36 to -0.10). Subgroup analysis of trials found significantly reduction of TC using L. plantarum and reduction of LDL-C using L. plantarum or L. reuteri. No significant effects were found on TG and HDL-C levels after supplementation with probiotic Lactobacillus. While, subgroup analysis found significantly beneficial effects on TG and HDL-C by consuming synbiotic food, containing L. sporogenes and inulin.CONCLUSION: Consuming probiotic Lactobacillus, especially L. reuteri and L. plantarm, could reduce TC and LDL-C significantly. The study also suggested significantly beneficial effects on TG and HDL-C by consuming synbiotic food, containing L. sporogenes and inulin.

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19:24

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19:20

As Putin Takes Aim At Petrodollar, Hollywood Takes Aim At Putin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dealt another blow to the flagging petrodollar system a crucial component of U.S. economic superiority that creates artificial demand for the U.S. dollar by pricing oil and other goods on the international market in that currency. Putin instructed the Russian government to approve legislation that would make the Russian ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian ports by the end of 2017. The dollar had been used for some time as the currency of choice at Russian seaports due to fluctuations in the ruble.

The announcement came only a few weeks after Putins much more overt move against the dollar earlier this month at the recent BRICS summit hosted in China. There, Putin announced that Russia was ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies.

The statement was widely interpreted as a call to other BRICS nations to bypass the dollar. At the same conference, Russia had been supportive of Chinas announcement that it would launch a crude-oil futures contract priced in the Chinese yuan and convertible into gold a considerable threat to the petrodollars dominance.


Related | In Blow To US Dollar, BRICS Considers Sanctions-Proof Cryptocurrency


Another factor is Russias gold-buying binge in recent years, which has allowed the nation to amass more gold reserves than most other nations. Russias current gold reserves are sizable enough to back 27% of the narrow ruble money supply. In contrast, only 2.3% of the narrow U.S. dollar money supply is backed by gold.

 

From petrodollars to propaganda

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19:13

How Can We Know What is True? And What Is BS? Tips from Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman & Michael Shermer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Science denialism may be a deeply entrenched and enormously damaging political phenomenon. But it is not a wholly practical one, or we would see many more people abandon medical science, air travel, computer technology, etc. Most of us tacitly agree that we know certain truths about the worldgravitational force, navigational technology, the germ theory of disease, for example. How do we acquire such knowledge, and how do we use the same method to test and evaluate the many new claims we're bombarded with daily?

The problem, many professional skeptics would say, is that were largely unaware of the epistemic criteria for our thinking. We believe some ideas and doubt others for a host of reasons, many of them having nothing to do with standards of reason and evidence scientists strive towards. Many professional skeptics even have the humility to admit that skeptics can be as prone to irrationality and cognitive biases as anyone else.




Carl Sagan had a good deal of patience with unreason, at least in his writing and television work, which exhibits so much rhetorical brilliance and depth of feeling that he might have been a poet in another life. His style and personality made him a very effective science communicator. But what he called his Baloney Detection Kit, a set of tools for skeptical thinking, is not at all unique to him. Sagans principles agree with those of all proponents of logic and the scientific method. You can read just a few of his prescriptions below, and a full unabridged list here.

Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the facts.

Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view.

Arguments from authority carry little weight authorities have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, ther...

19:12

Your Government At Work: Florida Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by the Anti-Media Team at AntiMedia.org

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At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something, Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perezs fence still standing.

I laughed, he said. I thought he was kidding. You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago. No, Im not kidding. I have to cite you for this. I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said hed have to write me a fine if the fence wasnt up to code by then.

At the time this officer was out here, we didnt have power, we didnt have food, we didnt have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous, Perez said, adding that its not like I can go to Home Depot because all the stores were closed.

The South Floridian says he understands that there is a lot of work that needs to be done but that the countys rush to issue warnings was inappropriate:

Give us a minute to breathe. Let us get our power back on. And I wouldnt mind if they told me that a few days down the line or due time but it bothers me that they came out here just a few hours afte...

Your Government At Work: Florida Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by the Anti-Media Team at AntiMedia.org

irma-damage

At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something, Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perezs fence still standing.

I laughed, he said. I thought he was kidding. You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago. No, Im not kidding. I have to cite you for this. I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said hed have to write me a fine if the fence wasnt up to code by then.

At the time this officer was out here, we didnt have power, we didnt have food, we didnt have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous, Perez said, adding that its not like I can go to Home Depot because all the stores were closed.

The South Floridian says he understands that there is a lot of work that needs to be done but that the countys rush to issue warnings was inappropriate:

Give us a minute to breathe. Let us get our power back on. And I wouldnt mind if they told me that a few days down the line or due time but it bothers me that they came out here just a few hours after the storm had passed.

On the issue of restoring power, Reason noted that at the time Miami-Dade was handing out citations the WSVN investigation...

19:11

Administration of immunobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum delays but does not prevent lethal pneumovirus infection in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Leukoc Biol. 2017 Sep ;102(3):905-913. Epub 2017 Jun 15. PMID: 28619948 Abstract Title:  Administration of immunobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum delays but does not prevent lethal pneumovirus infection in Rag1(-/-) mice. Abstract:  Administration of immunobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp) directly to the respiratory mucosa promotes cross-protection against lethal pneumovirus infection via B-cell-independent mechanisms. In this study, we examined Lp-mediated cross protection in Rag1(-/-) mice which cannot clear virus from lung tissue. Although Lp was initially protective, Rag1(-/-) mice ultimately succumbed to a delayed lethal outcome associated with local production of the proinflammatory cytokines CCL1, -2, and -7, granulocyte recruitment, and ongoing virus replication. By contrast, CD8(null) mice, which are fully capable of clearing virus, are protected by Lp with no delayed lethal outcome, granulocyte recruitment to the airways, or induction of CCL7. Repeated administration of Lp to virus-infected Rag1(-/-) mice had no impact on delayed mortality. Moreover, administration of Lp to the respiratory mucosa resulted in no induction of IFN- or - in Rag1(-/-) or wild-type mice, and IFN-abR gene deletion had no impact on Lp-mediated protection. Overall, our findings indicate that although Lp administered to the respiratory tract has substantial impact on lethal virus-induced inflammation in situ, endogenous virus clearance mechanisms are needed to promote sustained protection. Our results suggest that a larger understanding of the mechanisms and mediators that limit acute virus-induced inflammation may yield new and useful therapeutic modalities.

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19:11

The Morgan Freeman Psy-Op Proves How Desperate The 'Deep State' Has Become "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Andrew KorybkoMorgan Freeman's latest publicly stunt permanently stained his legacy after the famous actor decided to join the fake news industry by passing off a blockbuster script as a true story.
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19:11

Some Clever Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some clever home maintenance / craft ideas....



and a few more with more general applications



and some come with balloons and other things.



some of these hacks might be fun things to do with kids....under the supervision of a responsible adult.

19:08

However she scored in her exam, this student will go far. Very far "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Genius. And 10/10 to the teacher for letting them do it. Just this once, presumably.

We prefer the second interpretation.

One question remains, though since when were you allowed to bring notes into an exam of any size? Or are we just very, very old? (Possibly both).

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19:06

China's Miners on Tenterhooks as Exchanges Soon Shut "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin traders in China are in trouble as the ban kicks in, but the miners are still in limbo and unsure of what is happening.

19:02

Column: a Most Peculiar Gray "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is a famous pataki about  the orishas Oy and Chang. In the story, Chang had been in battle and fought continuously against his enemies, but despite his victories, many more of them came to attack him and soon he was overwhelmed. Chang called to his horse for help, but it never came, so he hid in the brush, moving from tree to tree and hammock to hammock to escape. His enemies were relentless, scouring and razing any area where they thought Chang could be hiding. He moved deeper into the brush and swamp. Still, they followed, undeterred by the dense wood. After many days, Chang began to tire. He had drank what he could but had not eaten or slept. Finally, deep in the heart of the bush, Chang came upon Oys house. He hesitated getting closer he was too proud to ask for help but finally called to Oy, and she brought him inside.

Oy gave him food and drink and had him rest, but they both knew the enemies would soon find her hut, as they could hear them moving in the distance and getting closer through the swamp. Chang then said these enemies were different. They were immune to his strength, his thunder, his lightning and fire.

Oy was unconcerned. She promised Chang that he would return to his kingdom where he would regain his strength and defeat his enemies. Chang thought she would cast a spell or summon a storm. Instead, she reached for her makeup, then one of her dresses. Finally, she carefully cut off all her hair.

Chang watched probably thinking, SRSLY? WTF?, only in Yoruba. Oy then quickly formed a wig from her hair and told Chang to put it on with the dress. She put some makeup on him, and told him to walk to his kingdom at nightfall, right past his enemies.

That evening, Oy lit no fire and told Chang to go. He did. He mimicked Oys proud and careless gait, barely glancing and nodding at each of his assailants, and they let him pass, still looking for Chang.

Oy is a complicated orisha with many spheres of control. Commandingly intelligent, she is a powerful witch and ruler of cyclonic storms. She is shrewd in business, controlling the markets because they too change and move like the weather, and she is unmatched as a warrior, skilled and fierce; Chang prefers her to all other partners in battle. All her nine children died, and so she became the protector of the dead and controls the gates the cemetery and access to ancestors. In a way, above all Oy is the orisha of...

19:00

Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Realistic Sculptures by Luo Li Rong

Photo: Imgur

Chinese artist Luo Li Rong produces realistic sculptures that convey the beauty and grace of the human figure. Working primarily in bronze, her life-size creations feature women in motion. They strike elegant poses that elongate their bodies with a seemingly windswept appearance; their hair and clothing look as though theyre being moved by a gentle breeze. This creates a compelling dichotomy; while there is an impressive dedication to realismRong is careful to detail each delicate fold of the skintheres also a fantastical element to her work, as her characters reside on clouds and hold raindrops in their hands.

Rong has pursued sculpting since an early age. She studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, then under the tutelage of sculptor Wang Du, and later she immersed herself in figurative sculpture techniques used by European artists in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Their sense of femininity plays a defining role in Rongs contemporary works, and the stylistic guidelines help carry on the tradition of realistic sculptures in art.

Inspired by Renaissance and Baroque sculpting techniques, artist Luo Li Rong creates graceful figurative sculptures.

Realistic Sculptures by Luo Li Rong

Photo: Imgur

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19:00

Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The planned roll-out date for ethereum's "Byzantium" network upgrade is being postponed to October 17.

19:00

Supporting Storm/Disaster Relief + Best of the Web "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My mind can hardly wrap itself around the catastrophic photos coming out of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominica and all of the islands affected by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Seeing families searching for loved ones in Mexico City after the earthquake and watching as our friends at The Sato Project (where our dogs Hope and Winky were rescued) desperately try to support those at their home base in Yabucoa, PR has been heartbreaking, to say the very least. So as we head into the weekend, the only thing on my mind is: how can we help? Rather than our typical wrap-up and links out to other sites this week, this post is dedicated to ways you can support those trying to rebuild, from Houston to Mexico City to the Caribbean.

If you know of any other organizations doing great work, please feel free to share them below. We will continue to look for ways to help and give back individually and as a company here at Design*Sponge, so stay tuned for more updates as electricity and connections resume in these areas and direct calls for support start to be shared. Ou...

18:50

Indigenous probiotic Lactobacillus isolates present antibiotic like activity against human pathogenic bacteria. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomedicines. 2017 Jun 16 ;5(2). Epub 2017 Jun 16. PMID: 28621711 Abstract Title:  Indigenous Probiotic Lactobacillus Isolates Presenting Antibiotic like Activity against Human Pathogenic Bacteria. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Indigenous lactic acid bacteria are well known probiotics having antibacterial activity against potentially pathogenic bacteria. This study aims to characterize the curd lactobacilli for their probiotic potentiality and antagonistic activity against clinical bacteria.METHODS: Four curd samples were processed microbiologically for the isolation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). The LAB strains obtained were identified by conventional methods: cultural aspect, gram-staining, biochemical and sugar fermentation tests. The probiotic properties were justified with tolerance to low-pH, bile salt and sodium chloride, and the antagonistic activity of the lactobacilli against human pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Acinetobacter baumannii and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi) was assessed. Hemolytic activity and antibiotic susceptibility were determined for the lactobacilli isolates, and the cumulative probiotic potential (CPP) values were recorded.RESULT: Four lactobacilli isolates, L. animalis LMEM6, L. plantarum LMEM7, L. acidophilus LMEM8 and L. rhamnosus LMEM9, procured from the curd samples, survived in low-pH and high bile salt conditions, and showed growth inhibitory activity against the indicator bacteria by agar-well (zone diameter of inhibition; ZDIs: 13.67 0.58-29.50 2.10 mm) and agar overlay (ZDIs: 11.33 0.58-35.67 2.52 mm) methods; the average growth inhibitory activity of lactobacilli ranged 233.34 45.54-280.56 83.67 AU/mL, against the test bacterial pathogens. All the lactobacilli were non-hemolytic and sensitive to most of the test antibiotics. The CPP values of the isolated LAB were recorded as 80-100%.CONCLUSION: The curd lactobacilli procured might be used as the valid candidates of probiotics, and bio-therapeutics against bacterial infection to humans.

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18:42

WATCH: Mapuches Denounce Illegal Police Operations in Argentina "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Originally published by telesurtv.net Indigenous Mapuche leaders have denounced that Argentine police entered their territory without a judicial order with the excuse of searching for disappeared activist Santiago Maldonado. The Neuquen Mapuche Confederation said in a statement that police... Read More

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18:42

Chris from Eggheads being voted off Weakest Link is everything youd hope for "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chris Hughes from Eggheads was the weakest link but was he taking it lying down? Hell no.

Whether you sympathise with him or think hes an arrogant twat is, in fact, a reflection of your deep-seated political beliefs. Oh yes it is!

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18:37

NIH-Supported Journal Publishes Landmark Study Linking Fluoride to Low IQ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study.

In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children.

With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences.

The researchers found that higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 612 y old, according to the study.

The study involved 1,576 samples taken from over 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico by a research team from Toronto. The researchers tested the childrens cognitive development twice over the course of 12 years. In Mexico, fluoride is not added to the public water supply, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water, toothpaste, fluoridated salt and other supplemental products.

Childhood exposure to fluoride is safer than prenatal. There is pretty good science now to support the fact that the fetal system tends to be more sensitive to environmental toxicants than once the child is born, said the studys lead author, Howard Hu, founding dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, according to CNN.

The authors of the study looke...

18:29

ViaBTC Fleeing China's Shores Amid Ban Fears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Could Chinas hardline approach to Bitcoin send their Bitcoin entrepreneurs running as ViaBTC jumps ship?

18:24

Christians Claim World Will End on September 23 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The end is near: Biblical prophecy of the Rapture predicts the apocalypse will occur on September 23, 2017. For Bible believing Christians, the Rapture, as described in the Book of Revelation, is the beginning of the end times, when worthy Christians are lifted into heaven by Jesus, and those left behind will be forced to []

18:22

Trump to Jong-un: I know you are, but what am I? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rhetoric between Dotard Trump and Kim Jong-un heats up.

18:22

This spoof horror trailer is the Wes Anderson film we really want to see "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wes Anderson has got a new film coming out, but the one we really want to see is this.

Glorious.

And just in case youre interested in the trailer for the real Wes Anderson movie.

Close, but no cigar.

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18:19

These results suggest potent anti-hyperglycemic effects of Lactobacillus spp. in terms of their anti-diabetic potential. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Mar ;30(2(Suppl.)):597-600. PMID: 28650327 Abstract Title:  Anti-hyperglycemic potential of Lactobacillus spp. in alloxan-induced Wistar rats. Abstract:  This research was aimed to investigate anti-hyperglycemic effects of two Lactobacillus spp. on alloxan induced diabetic rats. Alloxan was administered intraperitoneally to induce the diabetic conditions in experimental rats. Animals were treated with oral administration of Lactobacillus spp., such as L. plantarum and L. acidophilus at the dose of 10(8) CFU/ml. As a result, administration of Lactobacillus spp. significantly (P

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18:18

5 Ways to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Changing the color of an object using Photoshop is a typical use case for the software, and there are many ways to do it. This 20-minute video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid that examines 5 separate ways to re-color or add color to objects.

The first tool you may reach for is the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and the video shows how to use it along with masks to target an object (such as a red dress) and adjust the hue or colorize it.

The second technique examined (at 3:40) is using a color fill layer or the simple paintbrush in combination with the Color and Hue blend modes.

Next, at 6:00, Dodson shows how to colorize a completely white dress. He notes that this technique will work best with a white that is not completely blown out, as some shadow detail is needed to properly map the color tones.

This time he again uses a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, but this time also applies a masked Levels adjustment in order to bring out realistic contrast in the dress. Note that Dodson did not spend too long on the mask for this image for a real client, youd want to properly mask out the weeds and perhaps feather the mask a little around the edges.

At 9:20, Dodson shows how to selectively target a color channel with a Hue/Saturation adjustment. This is a great option if you want to change the entire image rather than a specific object, but you only want to adjust certain colors.

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18:12

Aluminum Adjuvants and Autism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Animal Study Confirms Male Susceptibility to Injury from Neurotoxin

For decades, regulatory agencies in the United States have given a free pass to aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. Vaccine manufacturers include the adjuvants in many of their products to generate a stronger immune response. A new study in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry from Christopher Shaws lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC) adds to the mounting body of evidence indicating that this free pass is undeserved. The study uses a mouse model to show that, far from being safe, aluminum adjuvants are neurotoxic agents capable of sabotaging normal development and contributing to autism, especially in males.

18:11

New Study Confirms Fluoride Harms Fetal Brain; Lowers IQ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The results of the first ever U.S. government funded study of fluoride and IQ have just been published. A team of researchers found a statistically significant association between fluoride exposure in women during pregnancy and a lowering of IQ in their children, reports the Fluoride Action Network.

The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives by scientists from the University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Harvard, McGill, and the national public health agency of Mexico. It was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, with over $3 million in grants.

The study was conducted in Mexico City using a long-running cohort of women-infant pairs that have been studied extensively for effects of environmental neurotoxins such as lead and mercury. It found an average loss of 5 to 6 IQ points among children of mothers with urine fluoride levels of 1.5 mg/L compared to those with 0.5 mg/L. For an entire population, such a loss would be expected to halve the number of geniuses in society and double the number of mentally handicapped. For IQ measured at 4 years of age, there was no apparent fluoride exposure threshold below which the effect leveled out.

The mothers in this study had a range of fluoride exposures similar to that found in fluoridating countries like the United States.

According to the lead investigator and professor of environmental health, epidemiology and global health at the University of Toronto, Dr. Howard Hu,

This is a very rigorous epidemiology study. You just cant deny it. Its directly related to whether fluoride is a risk for the neurodevelopment of children. So, to say it has no relevance to the folks in the U.S. seems disingenuous.

Hu also said the study suggests that the pre-natal nervous system may be more sensitive to fluoride compared to that of school-aged children. (Montreal Gazette & National Post ran the same article, 9/21/17)

Experts in the field of environmental toxicology have said the results are a huge red flag:

This is a very well-conducted study, and it raises serious concerns about fluoride supplementation in water. These new insights raise concerns that the prenatal period may be highly vulnera...

18:08

No matter how rubbish your commute, its not as bad as what happens next "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

He could have slowed down but he had a train to catch.

Its a train passing through Nallasopara Station after heavy rains in Mumbai this month.

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18:07

3 Outdoor Emergency Cooking Options "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NOTE: This is a Special Guest Contribution from longtime BackdoorSurvival reader Donna! In a grid down situation or even a winter snowstorm presenting a temporary 3-4 day power outage, having a method to cook a hot meal would be a welcome way to bring some comfort back into your life. However tempting eating Oreos and PBJ. . . Read More

18:01

Cell wall content of L. plantarum treated animals showed improvement in all the inflammatory parameters. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Inflammopharmacology. 2017 Jul 6. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PMID: 28685302 Abstract Title:  Anti-arthritic activity of cell wall content of Lactobacillus plantarum in freund's adjuvant-induced arthritic rats: involvement of cellular inflammatory mediators and other biomarkers. Abstract:  Alteration of microbiota is related with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and administration of certain probiotics showed an improvement in RA. The present study was designed to find out the anti-arthritic activity of cell wall content of Lactobacillus plantarum in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis in rats. Freund's adjuvant was injected into the left footpad in female rats on day 0 and dexamethasone (1 mg kg(-1), s.c.)&cell wall content of L. plantarum (10(5), 10(7), and 10(9) cfu/animal, s.c.) treatment were given from day 7 to 21. The change in body weight, paw volume and arthritic index, joint stiffness, gait test, mobility test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level, serum rheumatoid factor (RF), and serum TNF- was measured onday 21. Cell wall content of L. plantarum treated animals showed improvement in all the parameters as compared to that in CFA-treated animals and exert anti-arthritic activity.

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18:00

Tandoori Spiced Cauliflower "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was never a huge fan of cauliflower until I read Lukas Volgers cookbook, Bowl. I didnt dislike it, but I didnt look for it at the market. Lukas book was the first time I had seen a recipe using cauliflower couscous. It made me think of the vegetable in a whole new way, and consequently Im always on the lookout for new ways to try it. One of my favorite cookbook authors, Anjum Anand, has a recipe for Tandoori Cauliflower in her most recent cookbook, I Love India, which is all about Indian street food. The preparation for Anjums tandoori cauliflower is quick and easy, and the cooking is hands-off. Its a beautiful dish for entertaining, or even during the week. If you would like an alternative to tomatoes and sour cream atop your cauliflower, Anjum notes that you can skip those and simply serve it with a more traditional mint chutney, if you prefer. Kristina

To win a copy of Anjums I Love India, leave an answer in the comment section below. The question is: What is your go-to appetizer for entertaining?

Why Anjum loves this recipe: I have always enjoyed cauliflower cooked in every way imaginable, even grated, spiced and stuffed into breads. In recent years, in the West, cauliflower is finally receiving some much-deserved love after a decade of neglect. In India, it never went out of fashion and tandoori cauliflower is a restaurant staple. Tandoori dishes refer to foods baked in a coal-fuelled, super-hot, barrel-shaped clay oven which was traditionally used to bake breads,...

18:00

Photographer Taking Crew Pic Suggests Doing a Silly One "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

VACAVILLE, Calif. Amateur photographer Cindy Mendez encouraged her son and other stone-faced members of the Vaca Pea Crew to make funny faces and smile for the camera during their after-show crew photo, according to witnesses.

They just looked so serious. They need to lighten up a bit, said Mendez, a dental hygienist by trade. Theyre 17 years old and they look like a bunch of inmates. I thought it might be fun to do like a Charlies Angels thing, but none of them knew what that meant.

Drawing on a decades-long tradition of firm and unforgiving crew pics, the Vaca Pea Crew took offense to Mendezs art direction.

Ill stay down for my crew until I die, so these photos are no laughing matter. There is nothing silly about them, said Justin Mendez, an aspiring tattoo artist and son of the photographer. You know who smiles? The drama club. Do we look like actors? Do we look like were pretending? This is our life, and its real. Our crew photos need to reflect that were hard as nails and were going to be boys forever.

Noted hardcore photographer Wes The Chaplain Chapman was surprised someone would request a silly option for a post-show crew photo.

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I just dont know what this lady is thinking, said Chapman. These kids put their lives on the line in the pit, showing support and watching each others backs. The ceremonial crew photo is no place for smiles. You take a knee, cross your arms, and throw a punch at the camera with your eyes.

Mendez admitted she jumps at any chance to apply her camera skills, learned at the local community center, to real-life situations.

I see all these cute wedding photos on Pinterest and I think to myself, I could do that But its much harder to get people to smile than you think especially a 17-year-old boy who listens to all that screamy music, said Mendez. I just wish they would loosen up a bit. The best photos are always the goofy ones.

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18:00

Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Investor and anarcho-capitalist Doug Casey recently argued that bitcoin qualifies as money but he's not sure it'll last in the long term.

18:00

Irma illusions and realities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If human emissions made Irma worse, did they also bring the 12-year lull in Cat 4-5 hurricanes? Paul Driessen Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought out the best in us. Millions of Americans are giving money, toil and sweat to help victims rebuild. Unfortunately, the storms also highlighted some peoples baser instincts. Some advanced ideological commitments

17:57

Yashica to Unleash an Unprecedented Camera in October 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Starting in early August, the iconic Japanese camera brand Yashica began teasing a big coming chapter in its life. While some people dismissed it as hype for a new clip-on smartphone lens, it now appears its much more than that: Yashica is now teasing an unprecedented camera.

The company just released yet another enigmatic video (shown above), titled The Prologue. The only useful bits information contained in the video are two brief messages. The first reads Expect the Unexpected: The Unprecedented Camera by YASHICA, and the second states October 2017, Kickstarter.

So Yashica has a big camera announcement, and the brand is hoping to generate hype and raise enough money through crowdfunding to launch it.

With so many different types of cameras on the market now, from a new Polaroid instant camera to Lights 16-camera camera, Yashica would need to step in a pretty unusual direction for this upcoming camera to actually be unprecedented.

It wouldnt be the brands first time launching suc...

17:55

Report: Iran And North Korea Are Collaborating In An Exchange Of Materials And Technicians To Mutually Develop Nuclear Weapons Capabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

nuclear-attack2

In the United States, the federal civil defense program was authorized by statute and ran from 1951 to 1994.  Originally authorized by Public Law 920 of the 81st Congress, it was repealed by Public Law 93-337 in 1994.

Wikipedia, Civil Defense

The Public Law.  For the Public Good.  For your own good, for whatever good it will do.  Under Clinton in 1994, Civil Defense was repealed.  The Cold War has ended, as of 1992 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and it was time to rid the U.S. of all of those pesky fallout shelter signs.  There was NAFTA and the beginnings of true globalism with the creation of the EU.  What need was there for Civil Defense?

Twenty-three years after the treasonous disbanding of Civil Defense and official signs for locations of Fallout Shelters, there is a need for both once more.  North Korea has been engaging in exchange with Iran for decades: collaborating in an exchange of materials and technicians to mutually develop one anothers nuclear weapons capabilities.

All News Pipelines Stefan Stanford and Susan Duclos have been presenting some excellent and informative articles on the North Korean EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) capabilities.  Many of these articles have been authored by Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on the EMP threat facing the United States.  All News Pipelines article of September 19, 2017 is entitled Following Threats To Drop The Father Of All Bombs While Claiming Theyve Infiltrated The US Military, Iran Prepares To Deploy 3 New Satellites Into Orbit Is Iran Preparing To Launch An EMP Attack Upon America?

This piece is no exception to the quality information released thus far by All News Pipeline.  Please read it!  This article is written by none other than Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission and former Science Advisor to President Reagan.  Dr. Graham also was directly involved in the 1962 STARFISH PRIME high-altitude nuclear test that began the U.S.s study into the effects of an EMP.

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Report: Iran And North Korea Are Collaborating In An Exchange Of Materials And Technicians To Mutually Develop Nuclear Weapons Capabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

nuclear-attack2

In the United States, the federal civil defense program was authorized by statute and ran from 1951 to 1994.  Originally authorized by Public Law 920 of the 81st Congress, it was repealed by Public Law 93-337 in 1994.

Wikipedia, Civil Defense

The Public Law.  For the Public Good.  For your own good, for whatever good it will do.  Under Clinton in 1994, Civil Defense was repealed.  The Cold War has ended, as of 1992 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and it was time to rid the U.S. of all of those pesky fallout shelter signs.  There was NAFTA and the beginnings of true globalism with the creation of the EU.  What need was there for Civil Defense?

Twenty-three years after the treasonous disbanding of Civil Defense and official signs for locations of Fallout Shelters, there is a need for both once more.  North Korea has been engaging in exchange with Iran for decades: collaborating in an exchange of materials and technicians to mutually develop one anothers nuclear weapons capabilities.

All News Pipelines Stefan Stanford and Susan Duclos have been presenting some excellent and informative articles on the North Korean EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) capabilities.  Many of these articles have been authored by Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on the EMP threat facing the United States.  All News Pipelines article of September 19, 2017 is entitled Following Threats To Drop The Father Of All Bombs While Claiming Theyve Infiltrated The US Military, Iran Prepares To Deploy 3 New Satellites Into Orbit Is Iran Preparing To Launch An EMP Attack Upon America?

This piece is no exception to the quality information released thus far by All News Pipeline.  Please read it!  This article is written by none other than Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission and former Science Advisor to President Reagan.  Dr. Graham also was directly involved in the 1962 STARFISH PRIME high-altitude nuclear test that began the U.S.s study into the effects of an EMP.

North Korea has not backpedaled on its threats to nuke the United States and to unlea...

17:54

Best Extension Cord For Your Generator "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The best extension cord for your generator is one that is specified to handle the power thats being delivered between the generator itself and the device or devices plugged in. I suspect that some people dont know that it does make a difference having the right or best extension cord (or cords) when powering appliances and other devices. What difference does it make? If the extension cord is too small, not only will it heat up but it will potentially restrict the power necessary to safely operate certain devices plugged in. What do I mean by too small? I mean

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17:51

Unforgettable proof that rolling over in battle is both practical and effective "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We dont really know what this is and some of those outfits are verging on the alarming but this is simply glorious.

Our thoughts exactly.

Guess what? Theres more!

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17:36

Most devastating thing youll read about Theresa May this week (probably) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Most devastating thing youll read about Theresa May this week.

Ouch.

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17:34

Probing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After I went to work last night some crack head came buy asking my wife for our WiFi pass word because their truck got repoed and their phone got turned off. Bla bla, bla, not my problem.
All 3 dogs were in and going nuts.
Moma dog is a complety mental pyrenees aussi Sheppard mix. The most agressive of the pack.
Her baby is a non nutered all muscle 80lb mix mut, half of what his mom is plus half newfoundland or st. Barnard mix.
Then my fat old shithook sled dog from northen japan.
She told...

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17:31

Dairy Free Fermentation: How to Ferment Without Whey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

dairy free fermentationIn my latest eBook Real Food Fermentation Favorites (available here for a limited time until Monday, September 25 at midnight!), I discuss the history and enormous benefits of consuming fermented foods and beverages on a regular basis. Many recipes are provided with guidance on which ones are best for particular health challenges.

You may have noticed that many traditional fermentation recipes recommend raw whey as the probiotic starter culture. This provides the beneficial bacterial medium necessary to kick start the fermentation process. Within a few days, this synergistic mix creates a plethora of additional enzymes and boosted vitamin content. Simple raw foods transform into super raw foods.

The problem is that milk is the source of liquid whey. What about folks who have a dairy allergy? Is there another approach to fermenting foods and beverages that avoids whey as the microbial inoculant? (...)
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17:31

Bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 310 reports to IMO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A bright fireball was observed and filmed over Amsterdam, Netherlands at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET) on September 21, 2017. The event lasted more than 5 seconds, flaring several times before disappearing. While the fireball was primarily seen from Amsterdam, users...... Read more

Poor grade for Malaysia, Singapore brands in palm oil sustainability: WWF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The majority of Malaysia and Singapores most popular brands have failed to push for the use of sustainable palm oil in their products, with some refusing to disclose who they buy from, according to a new survey by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Earlier this year, the international NGO surveyed 47 locally based food and restaurant-chains, with 27 from Singapore and the rest from Malaysia. The survey is called the Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard (pdf). Of the 47 companies that were contacted, only 16 disclosed information on their palm oil usage. And half of those had taken no action to support the use of sustainable palm oil. Even though 100% certified palm oil is available today, most businesses in Malaysia and Singapore are still not sourcing it, the report of the survey read. A snapshot of Singapores brands surveyed by the WWF in its Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard. Image courtesy of the WWF. Palm oil is one of Southeast Asias biggest industries, with Malaysia and Indonesia responsible for most of the worlds production. These countries are also home to many manufacturers that use palm oil. For its part, Singapore serves as a base for the regional operations of major growers and refiners in the industry, as well as a financial hub by supplying loans and investments to these companies. As the industry expands across the world, calls for more sustainable practices have intensified as well on the back of environmental concerns. Many oil palm companies take community lands without their

Can the Javan rhino be saved before disaster strikes? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the old saying warns, its bad enough to put all your eggs in one basket. If you have to, though, at least try not to leave that basket sitting on the beach under an active volcano. Unfortunately, thats basically the situation of the last population of the Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus). The Javan rhino was once found throughout Southeast Asia, but since the poaching of the last member of its mainland subspecies in Vietnam in 2009, its only population is found in Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip of Indonesias Java Island. Such a limited geographic distribution puts any species at risk, but to make matters worse, this location is subject to a number of hazards. One is the volcano Anak Krakatau, growing basically right next door where the famous and deadly Krakatoa once stood. Recently published work also shows that the locations the rhinos prefer are at high risk from tsunamis. On the bright side, this research is collecting previously unknown information thats crucial for ensuring the future of this little-known species. However, the findings also add to the pressure to find a location for a second population a process thats far from simple. Ujung Kulon National Park sits on the western tip of Java Island, and is one of a few intact forested areas on the densely populated island. Map created using Map For Environment. Where the rhinos are Although they are all in a limited area, its not easy to study these animals,

17:29

Getting charged by a stray dog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I came home today and thought I heard a dog in the back yard. Only thing is my dogs were in. I look and look but I don't see a dog. My dogs want to go out really bad, because I think they knew they had a guest.
My dogs are pretty hostile and will attack other dogs. The other dog sounds fairly big, no doubt my dogs would still rip it apart but at what cost to them.
I still live in the city so grabbing my shot gun is out of the question. Looking around I see a hammer, thinking maybe but I...

Getting charged by a stray dog

17:25

Ceramicist Creates Sculptural Bowls and Vases Inspired by Colorado Woodlands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ceramic Tree Vessels by Heesoo Lee

Nature-loving ceramicist Heesoo Lee creates enchanting sculptural vessels that look like forests of aspen trees. Lees fascination with the majestic woodlands came from her time living in Colorado with her husband and fellow ceramicist, Adam Field. She explains, I just fell in love with their shape. They look like a human, like a really feminine lady to me, really delicate. I just can't stop painting them.

To achieve the delicate leaf-like texture, the Montana-based artist cuts and adds each porcelain piece by hand. Just like many of the best creative ideas, this process resulted from a happy accident, when Lee tried to cover a crack by adding more pieces.

She achieves such vibrancy from multiple layers of underglaze, and many fine layers of pigmented clay. The stunning bowls and vases come to life as the layers of underglaze interact during firing in the kiln.

You can purchase Lees forest-like ceramics on her Etsy page.

Ceramicist Heesoo Lee creates sculptural vessels that resemble aspen tree woodlands.

Ceramic Tree Vessels by Heesoo Lee Ceramic Tree Vessels by Heesoo Lee ...

17:20

Altcoin Analysis for 22-09-2017: LTC, DASH, XEM, IOTA and XMR "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LTCUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS LTCUSD topped on 02.09.2017 with very strong price rejection at 93.00. This was consequently confirmed by stochastics when a sell signal was printed. Further weakness was expected after the formation of that double bar reversal candlestick and bear engulfing pattern. With this breakdown, the first major support was broken on 14.09.2017 at Continue reading Altcoin Analysis for 22-09-2017: LTC, DASH, XEM, IOTA and XMR

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17:19

Survival Medicine Hour: Earthquake, Birthing Supplies, Hemorrhage, More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Survival Medicine Hour #355 What would you have done if you were in Mexico City during the recent earthquakes? Is there anything that might have increased your chances of survival? In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, hosts Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP talk about earhtquakes in general and give you safety tips that could save a life. Plus, what supplies would you need for delivering a baby and caring for a pregnancy in tough times? Nurse

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17:19

Lactobacillus plantarum BS22 promotes gut microbial homeostasis in broiler chickens exposed to aflatoxin B1. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3. PMID: 28771826 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus plantarum BS22 promotes gut microbial homeostasis in broiler chickens exposed to aflatoxin B1. Abstract:  Probiotics promote the health of the host by maintaining intestinal microbial homeostasis. This study aimed to investigate the benefits of Lactobacillus plantarum BS22 (LP) in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbial homeostasis of broiler chickens exposed to aflatoxin B1 using the PCR-DGGE, viable count and real-time PCR. The toxin adsorption experiment demonstrated that treatment R5 (1.0  10(8) CFU/g LP) exhibited good absorptive effect in adsorbing the aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) in vitro. DGGE showed that the composition and structure of gut microbiota were more similar in the mucosa than in the content of all the samples. In addition, higher diversity of the microbiota was observedin the caecum and glandular stomach than in other segments. Lactobacillus, Enterococcus and Enterobacteriaceae were more abundant in the ileum than in the other segments. Enterobacteriaceae in groups I (basal diet) and II (basal diet+50 g/kg AFB1 ) showed a significant difference in group III (basal diet + 50 g/kg AFB1  + 1  10(8) CFU/g LP) in the crop content and duodenum mucosa (p 

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17:18

Long-Lost Congo Notebooks May Shed Light on How Trees React to Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Records found in abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating back to 1930s

17:15

Trump is making Americans see the U.S. the way the rest of the world already did "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many Americans have long accepted this idea of our superiority and goodness as if it were a self-evident truth, not postwar propaganda.

17:12

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Humor "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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How many blondes does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, because automation has eliminated the need for humans.

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17:10

The Journey of a Software Engineer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Denis took more than 20 courses on Coursera. It helped him power up his CV to immigrate to Germany, grow professionally, and give his family a better quality of life. Here is his story:

I went to school in Brazil, and I am currently a Software Engineer with 12+ years of experience with software development. Since the early days, I have been taking every single new course related to Machine Learning and Data Science on Coursera. My goal at first was to understand a little bit about those fields, but due to the high quality of the courses that I have found, I just fell in love with it.

For someone from where I come from, it would be quite unlikely to be able to attend classes at top universities like John Hopkins, Stanford, Washington, which are all considered to be some of the best in the world. Having certificates from those schools brought a lot of attention to my resume, and made both recruiters and technical interviewers much more prone to think that I am a good fit for their open positions.

Coursera helped me power up my CV; thanks to that, I moved to Germany earlier this year to work in one of the top fintech startups in Europe. I moved to Germany for many reasons: first was of course to provide a higher quality of life for my family. Secondly, I thought that the best jobs in IT are usually in the United States, England, and Germany, so moving to those countries seemed like a natural decision to me as I grew professionally.

After 20 courses I can confidently say that the way that I think about building software is completely different now. With the state of the art technologies and theories I have learned, I am able to propose solutions from a totally different perspective. In the future, I would like to dive even more in the Big Data and AI field and create my own startup.

The post The Journey of a Software Engineer appeared first on Coursera Blog.

17:07

Stop Asking About Camera Settings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photographer Tony Northrup wants you to stop asking photographers about their camera settings. In this 7-minute video, he explains why the camera settings that were used for an image are relatively unimportant and a distraction from the real work that goes into making a shot.

To illustrate the argument, Northrup uses the example of an image he took of an osprey swooping down to catch a fish out of the water. He says he shot thousands of images in order to get this one after spending months studying the behavior and habits of ospreys.

The camera settings are such an insignificant part [of this image]. Certainly, the aperture and ISO would have just been automatic, because it doesnt really matter.

Cameras have evolved to a point where oftentimes the camera settings are virtually decided for you, Northrup argues. More important things to focus on are your composition, art, planning, and light.

Northrup says that the amount of useful information that you can glean from camera settings is minimal because your gear is different, the environment is different, and your lighting is different. You cant hope to achieve the same look by mimicking camera settings alone.

Of course, it is important to understand your camera settings and which to use in certain situations. After learning the fundamentals of photography, the best way to do this is to get to know your gear, take test shots, and learn what camera settings you need to adjust in order to solve issues like motion blur and insufficient depth-of-field.

17:05

In5D Alternative News for September 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

The post In5D Alternative News for September 22, 2017 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

17:00

Jamie Dimon Accused of Market Abuse regarding Comments on Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In response to Jamie Dimons misguided comments about Bitcoin last week, one firm has filed a market abuse report against him. Blockswater, an algorithmic liquidity provider, raised issues of market manipulation, as well as accusing Dimon of deliberately distorting the public perception of cryptocurrency. According to London-based Blockswater, the JP Morgan CEO violated Article 12 Continue reading Jamie Dimon Accused of Market Abuse regarding Comments on Bitcoin

The post Jamie Dimon Accused of Market Abuse regarding Comments on Bitcoin appeared first on NEWSBTC.

17:00

CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based man and his company for allegedly running a bitcoin scam.

17:00

Meet the Leadership: Theresa Morris, ICAN of the Brazos Valley "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ICAN is excited to announce Theresa Morris as our newest Chapter Leader!

theresa-morris

ICAN has information for women to help make informed choices about birth options.

~ Theresa Morris, ICAN of the Brazos Valley

Please introduce yourself to ICAN:

I am a mom of twoa surprise breech (cesarean) and a VBAC. I am a sociologist who studies labor and birth. I love to garden, exercise, and spend time with my family. I am passionate about birth!

What led you to join ICAN?

I heard about ICAN after I had an unwanted cesarean in 2000. I am excited to bring this wonderful organization to women of the Brazos Valley!

How do you share ICAN as an organization with others?

I believe that women have control over their own bodies and the right to make choices about their bodies. I believe that women deserve access to scientific research about pregnancy, labor, and birth. I believe that women deserve the right to make choices during labor and birth. I believe that women have the right to prevent unnecessary cesareans and to have a VBAC. ICAN has information for women to help make informed choices birth options.

Where will you be serving women through ICAN?

Brazos County, Texas. We have a thriving birth center that has a wonderful relationship with a nearby hospital. Overall though, I would make our area more VBAC friendly.

Please share your upcoming Chapter meeting:

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16:51

Makers Lend a Hand in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey and Prep for Maker Faire Houston "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Houston's first fully featured Faire takes place next month on October 22 and 23, with a special emphasis on humanitarian aid for hurricane victims.

Read more on MAKE

The post Makers Lend a Hand in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey and Prep for Maker Faire Houston appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

16:49

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS SWIPING THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HURRICANE CONDITIONS OCCURRING ON THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS NHC Hurricane MARIA Status as of 11:00 AM EDT Fri Sep 22 Location: 22.3N 71.0W Moving: NW at 8 mph Min pressure: 958 mb Max sustained winds: 125 mph [~200 km/h, Cat. 3B hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale] Advertisements Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Caribbean []

16:47

Florence and the machine your 12 tweet guide to Theresa Mays big speech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theresa May was in Florence to tell everyone exactly how Britain is going to leave the EU by March 2019.

Well, that was the idea. Instead, we got this.

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16:44

Vaultoro Continues on Its VC Funding Road to Future Growth With Finlab AG "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Vaultoro Continues on Its VC Funding Road to Future Growth With Finlab AG

Vaultoro, a bitcoin-to-gold exchange, has secured funding from Finlab AG, a fintech company based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Vaultoro co-founder Joshua Scigala stated that the funding from Finlab will allow them to reach their goals faster. The first upgrade the company plans to implement will be a real-time gold-backed debit card. The card will allow the customers of the firm to hold their allocated gold stored in a high-security Swiss bullion vault while they can easily spend the funds anywhere Visa or Mastercard is accepted.

This latest funding announcement is in keeping with Vaultoros history of seeking funding and support from venture capitalists and established players in the space, rather than following the recent ICO trend.

In 2015, Vaultoro conducted a BnkToTheFuture raise. The funds were raised primarily from VCs, as opposed to ICOs. That same year, it hit its first $1 million in gold traded on the platform and was one of three finalists from the blockchain space to compete for the BBVA Open Talent Competition in Barcelona, Spain. Most recently, Vaultoro was selected as one of eight startups for the 2017 Techstars Berlin program.

We decided against an ICO because coins that pay a dividend are not really legal yet, equity taken absolutely illegal[ly], and we didnt want to confuse the product with a utility coin when we dont need one. Also, we found that so many ICOs are scams and we didnt want to be associated with this kind of hype. We have been solidly working on making Vaultoro a name people can trust, a brand with the highest principles.

However, Scigala is not opposed to ICOs in general:

Im not saying ICOs are bad, he added. In fact, I love them, I think they are the future of fundraising because they enable anyone to invest in startups. In fact, we want to launch an ICO later to enable our users to profit from our success, but we want it well thought-out and fully legal for our investors. For this reason, we decided on a standard VC funding round that would not only bring us money but also strategic contacts that will hel...

16:43

A Closer Look at Africas First Contemporary Art Museum "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art from Africa exterior, designed by Thomas Heatherwick (photo by Iwan Baan)

CAPE TOWN Africa has always enjoyed a rocky relationship with the interweb of commercial and cultural interests we know as the art world. Take tribal art, an egregious category used for far too long to refer to the pilfered artwork from colonial conquests that ended up in the West, or the fact that contemporary art from Africa is still dogged by that geographical designation. Slow and steady though, the terms of engagement appear to be changing.

On Friday, September 22 in Cape Town, South Africa, the first museum dedicated to contemporary art borne of the continent will open its doors to the public. Dubbed Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art from Africa), the museum aims to ensure that the people of Africa can see some of the best artistic production from their continent [so] that the discourse around art in Africa can be led by Africa.

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16:42

A Near-IR Photo of the Moons Shadow During the Great American Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

During the Great American Eclipse, L. Paul Verhage sent up a high-altitude balloon in Eastern Oregon and captured this beautiful photo of the moons full shadow passing across the landscape towards the horizon.

The camera on the balloon was one that captures near-infrared photos, which offers a different perspective of the scene compared to traditional cameras.

My images are the shadow on the ground without interference from the atmosphere (the atmosphere scatters visible light, especially blue light), Verhage tells PetaPixel. So in my monochrome images, the shadow is better defined.

In addition, plant chlorophyll strongly reflects near-infrared. So farmland appears bright white. Bodies of water are black because they absorb near-infrared.

The photo above was captured at around 45,000 feet, so the horizon is about 260 miles away. The moons shadow measures about 70 miles across and can be seen in its totality from this vantage point.


P.S. Heres what the same perspective looks like in a video captured by a GoPro on a high-altitude balloon.

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16:37

Extraordinary symmetrical winged sun object captured by COR2 Satellite "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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On September 16, 2017 NASAs Stereo Ahead COR2 satellite has captured a strange unnatural looking object near the sun.
Source: Streetcap1 via 
http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.pt

16:32

Prominent food researcher retracts paper from JAMA journal, replaces it with multiple fixes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this week, we reported that high-profile food researcher Brian Wansink whos faced months of criticisms about his research had issued his second retraction. On Thursday, he issued his third. The retracted paper a 2012 research letter in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, now JAMA Pediatrics reported that children []

The post Prominent food researcher retracts paper from JAMA journal, replaces it with multiple fixes appeared first on Retraction Watch.

16:31

The 30-minute guide to rocking your next coding interview "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Despite scoring decent grades in both my CS101 Algorithm class and my Data Structures class in university, I shudder at the thought of going through a coding interview that focuses on algorithms.

Many of the algorithmic concepts tested in coding interviews are not what I usually use at work, where I am a front-end web engineer. Naturally, I have forgotten quite a bit about these algorithms and data structures, which I learned mostly during my freshmen and sophomore years of college.

Its stressful to have to produce (working) code in an interview, while someone scrutinizes every keystroke that you make. Whats worse is that as an interviewee, youre encouraged to communicate your thought process out loud to the interviewer.

I used to think that being able to think, code, and communicate simultaneously was an impossible feat, until I realized that most people are just not good at coding interviews when they first start out. Interviewing is a skill that you can get better at by studying, preparing, and practicing for it.

My recent job search has led me on a journey to improve my coding interview skills. Front-end engineers like to rant about how the current hiring process is broken because technical interviews can include skills not related to front-end development. For example, writing a maze solving algorithm and merging two sorted lists of numbers. As a front-end engineer myself, I can empathize with them.

Front end is a specialized domain where engineers have to care about many issues related to browser compatibilities, the Document Object Model, JavaScript performance, CSS layouts, and so on. It is uncommon for front-end engineers to implement some of the complex algorithms tested in interviews.

At companies like Facebook and Google, the people are software engineers first, domain experts second.

Unfortunately, the rules are set by the companies, not by the candidates. There is a high emphasis on general computer science concepts like algorithms, design patterns, data structures; core skills that a good software engineer should possess. If you want the job, you have to play by the rules set by the game mastersimprove your coding interview skills!

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16:22

Rorate Coeli : End Violence Against Children Campaign, Advent 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rorate coeli (or Rorate Caeli),

The opening words of Isaiah 45:8 are used frequently both as Call to Worship / Introit or sung as a response antiphon in Catholic and, less frequently, Protestant liturgy during Advent. It gives exquisite poetical expression to the longings of the people of God for a Messiah. It is also known as The Advent Prose or by the first words of its English translation, Drop down ye heavens from above.

Rorte cali dsuper, et nbes plant jstum.

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness:

 


 

(Teach the an antiphon in one of the styles listed below or the words as a response.)

Rorte cali dsuper, et nbes plant jstum.

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness

Leader:  Today we gather in worship to join our Advent longings for a redeeming light to come to the darkness of our world with Patriarchs. and Prophets and the Church through all time

Response: (spoken or sung as an antiphon in one of the styles listed below)

Rorte cali dsuper, et nbes plant jstum.

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness

Leader: This Advent we join these longings with The Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children by 2030.

Advent 1: Youth Suicide.  We pray for

Advent 2: Child Labour  We pray for

Advent 3: Bullying

We pray for the slightly more than 1 in 3 students between the ages of 13 and 15 worldwide are regularly bullied in school. UNICEF 2014, Hidden in plain sight

Advent 4: Sexual Violence

We pray for the 1 in 10 girls in our world who have been subjected to forced sexual acts before age 20. In a few countries where data is available, boys also report experiences of sexual violence, but in much smaller proportion than girls. UNICEF 2014, Hidden in plain sight 

Christmas Day: Child Trafficking / Prostitution

We pray for child...

16:22

Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The European session is about to draw to a close and, with it, our European efforts in the bitcoin price for the week. As we noted this morning, it has been a pretty wild week as far as volatility is concerned. Price served up plenty of entry opportunities, especially towards the end of the, and Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover

The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover appeared first on NEWSBTC.

16:11

Magic Mushrooms Could Be a Life Saving Insect Repellent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

magic mushrooms insect repellent

By Aaron KeselNatural Blaze

A team of scientists headed by Jason Slot at Ohio State University compared genomes of three different hallucinogenic mushrooms with three non-hallucinogenic relatives. The experiment identified the cluster of genes responsible for making psilocybin, New Scientist reported.

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are often found in areas rich in fungi-eating insects, so Slot suggests the chemical in magic mushrooms psilocybin might protect the fungi by repelling insects, potentially influencing their behavior in some way.

The specific purpose of many secondary metabolites is unknown, says...

16:08

29 reasons we hope planet Nibiru smashes into the Earth and ends us on Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some conspiracy theorists think that on September 23 Planet X or Nibiru is set to smash into the Earth and wipe out all life. Here are 29 reasons why that might be a good thing.

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2. No more Nigel Farage.
3. Christmas adverts in September.
4. No more centrists vs left rows.
5. No more relatable content.
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7. No more socks with holes in them that ever so slightly cut your toes.
8. No more hot takes.
9. No more children who refuse to go to bed.
10. No more bits of thin ham that get stuck between your teeth for hours.
11. No more unexpectedly walking into cobwebs.
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13. No more estate agents.
14. No more people who think mustard needs to be kept in the fridge.
15. No more desperate 80s nostalgia.
16. No more catching your clothes on a door handle.
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16:03

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)

16:02

Wandering The Wasteland After The Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Bruce Buckshot Hemming

apocalyptic doomsday preppersI was reading another survival blog when the age-old Semi versus Bolt gun argument came up.Our character is out wandering around after the Apocalypse ( Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse ) and is attacked by dogs. He gallantly fought them off with his SKS. And made the comment that he would have been dead if he had only carried a bolt-action.

I wrote the Dog attack 3 articles series back in 1999 first published on Captain Dave Survival site. The basic concept was that today people love their dogs so much they would not put them down and let them go....

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16:01

Harnessing The Full Power Of The Autumn Equinox "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, In5D.com On Friday September 22 at 1:02 pm PST The Equinox occurs as the Sun Leaves orderly Virgo for peace needing Libra. This is one of the four power points of the year. The night and day are equal. This is a powerful time of year to reflect on the []

The post Harnessing The Full Power Of The Autumn Equinox appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

16:00

Trump ripped-off my hairstyle claims Flock of Seagulls frontman "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Donald Trumps hairdo has provoked a sensational and scathing attack from, Mike Score, frontman of 80s techno-pop band, A Flock of Seagulls. in a Vlog released last night he unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade against Mr Trump.

Trump is nothing but a plagiarist, declared the visibly rattled vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Compared to my original hairdo his is nothing more outrageous than a short back and sides or crew-cut. My hair back then was pure bloody mental and was the talk of the music industry and that creosote-coloured tosser has simply ripped me off.

I ought to be POTUS and leader off the free world, not that twenty-four carat knobber! How can the world trust anyone who rates Ted Nugent! For f*cks sake, fumed the Wishing (If I had a photograph of you) singer.

It is believed that top celebrity lawyer, Artie Klempsteine, has been lined up by Score and a lawsuit worth $24,000,000 is about to be brought against the already beleaguered Trump, citing theft of image and intellectual property. Dave Shabdowski, entertainment reporter for Channel XYZ says, When this baby comes to court its gonna be the biggest global media event ever; even bigger than the OJ trial. Yessirs!

Trump was unavailable for comment. However, sources close to the president admitted that A Flock of Seagulls had helped improve the Presidents notoriously shaky knowledge of world geography, as he could often be heard muttering repeatedly I-Ran. So Far Away.

Chipchase, Hat-Tip to Rootin Tootin

16:00

Lin-Manuel Miranda Reads Junot Diazs The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's worth taking note of this: In a newly-released audiobook, Lin-Manuel Miranda (the creator and star of Hamilton) narrates Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Above and below, listen to excerpts of an unabridged reading that lasts nearly 10 hours. And also note that Miranda is joined at points by Tony Award-winning actress, Karen Olivo.

If you're tempted to hear the full production, you can purchase the audiobook online. Or you can download it for free by signing up for Audible's 30-day free trial. As I've mentioned before, if you register for Audible's free trial program, they let you download two free audiobooks. At the end of 30 days, you can decide whether you want to become an Audible subscriber (as I have) or not. No matter what you decide, you get to keep the two free audiobooks. Miranda's reading of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can be one of them.

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16:00

Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Litecoin is again trading below $50, just three weeks after setting a new all-time high above $100.

16:00

10 Inspiring Illustrated Quotes for the Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im in the midst of a big new project (a spinoff of our latest book, In the Company of Women) and I could use a little pick-me-up right now. Sometimes when deadlines are looming and every day feels like a new hurdle to jump, the right bit of inspiration can get you through a tough spot. I follow a number of artists and makers on Instagram who specialize in turning inspiring words into beautifully illustrated or decorated pieces, and today Im sharing 10 of my favorite for anyone who could use a little lift. Heres to getting through that next challenge! Grace

Image above via @mamastryin at Instagram

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16:00

Punk Rock Resisting Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Originally posted at Discoveries

Punk rock has a long history of anti-racism, and now a new wave of punk bands are turning it up to eleven to combat Islamophobia. For a recent research article, sociologist Amy D. McDowell  immersed herself into the Taqwacore scene a genre of punk rock that derives its name from the Arabic word Taqwa. While inspired by the Muslim faith, this genre of punk is not strictly religious Taqwacore captures the experience of the brown kids, Muslims and non-Muslims alike who experience racism and prejudice in the post-9/11 era. This music calls out racism and challenges stereotypes.

Through a combination of interviews and many hours of participant observation at Taqwacore events, McDowell brings together testimony from musicians and fans, describes the scene, and analyzes materials from Taqwacore forums and websites. Many participants, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, describe processes of discrimination where anti-Muslim sentiments and stereotypes have affected them. Her research shows how Taqwacore is a multicultural musical form for a collective, panethnic brown identity that spans multiple nationalities and backgrounds. Pushing back against the idea that Islam and punk music are incompatible, Taqwacore artists draw on the essence of punk to create music to that empowers marginalized youth.

Neeraj Rajasekar is a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Minnesota.

(View original at https://thesocietypages.org/socimages)

15:55

Cant Make it to Maker Faire New York? Dont Miss Our Live Stream! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you're not in New York, you can still get the Maker Faire experience by tuning in to our live stream on YouTube!

Read more on MAKE

The post Cant Make it to Maker Faire New York? Dont Miss Our Live Stream! appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

15:50

Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Catherine J. Frompovich

They know what theyve been doing. Theyve been misrepresenting the dangers of these dangerous addictive drugs for years. State Rep. Gen DiGirolamo

Those pharmaceutical companies have made billions of dollars off the deaths of our children and our loved one. Delaware County Councilman David White

Big Pharma companies have a significant presence in the suburban counties surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  However, being neighbors doesnt matter, since Delaware County, the SE Pennsylvania county constituting some of Philadelphias western suburbs, filed a lawsuit on September 21, 2017 against eleven pharmaceutical companies regarding the overwhelming opioid epidemic and problem.

The reason for the lawsuit is the amount of money Delaware County had, and has, to pay for all types of services rendered and other expenses due to opioid drug abuses.

Delaware County, represented by Attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz Mongeluzzi & Barrett, a Philadelphia law firm, filed a civil suit against pharmaceutical companies and the medical doctors who advised the companies regarding misinformation provided by the drug makers to physicians and others.

Attorney Mongeluzzi said the lawsuit will show Big Pharma funded false companies which Created disinformation to hoodwink and convince doctors that opioids werent addictive.  Rumblings of tobacco science there?

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15:45

Incredible 3D Portraits Made of Over 20,000 Screws "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Screw Sculpture Art Bruce Mackley

Artist, graphic designer, and self-proclaimed daydreamer Bruce Mackley is the creative mind behind a duo of incredible 3D portraits, respectively titled Descent and Turning Away. The artist used thousands of tinted decking and framing screws for each piece, drilling them in at varying depths for texture. This proves especially appealing for blind art-goers who are encouraged to touch his works and thereby create a mental image of each piece.

For Descent, which he refers to as a study of balance, chaos and harmony, he spent hundreds of hours fine-tuning over 20,000 painted screws to achieve a mesmerizing three-dimensional effect. Weighing in at over 350 lbs. and standing at 7 feet tall, the vibrant, industrial mosaic lies somewhere between painting and sculpture. And despite its limitations, Mackley claims his unusual medium of choice allows his work to excel through the subtle use of tone and color. This medium can be tedious and challenging, he says, but it offers a fantastic level of undoing and redoing.

Mackley discovered his affinity for working with screws through the creation of his first piece, Turning Away. He used over 9,000 screws for this piece. Surprisingly, the artist admits, I have no formal training in fine art, though most of my misspent youth was defined by a fascination with Frazetta, Giger, Parrish, Dali, and countless other mystically deranged illustrators of the time. This steady diet of the unreal fueled a chronic habit of daydreaming that persists to this day!

If you want to check out Mackley's work for yourself, Descent will be exhibited this fall at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 9.

Artist Bruce Mackley used over 20,000 screws to create an incredible 3D portrait called Descent.

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15:42

Words To Live By "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

15:41

Roger Ver Joins Other Libertarians In Announcing a New Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ever wish you could live in a Libertarian utopia? Roger Ver and his team may have the answer for you.

15:39

The Japanese Just Found a Sweet Solution to Sleep Loss "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

sleep loss stress

By Heather CallaghanEditor

There are plenty of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs for insomnia. But rarely do they target sleep deprivation caused by acute stress. And the world has plenty to be stressed about current events, wage reduction and job loss are major stress events.

Stress insomnia is one of the most tortuous, vicious cycles anyone can be in. You can lose sleep due to stress, and the sleep loss can cause you to be further stressed they cycle begins again. Furthermore, sleep loss can be due to health problems like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, which heap their own stressors on a fatigued person. The lack of restorative rest contributes to these problems.

Scientists from the Japanese Sleep Institute made an interesting new discovery about an already existing compound and it comes from sugar cane!

The compound is called octacosanol and its actually readily available from common plants such as rice bran, wheat germ, eucalyptus, other...

15:36

Prepper News Brief Sep 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its been awhile but the Prepper News Brief is back and now better than ever. Here you will find a collection of the latest news links and opinion on topics that matter to preppers, survivalists, and concerned citizens. We start today with a real TEOTWAWKI event thats currently unfolding in Puerto Rico

1.A Real SHTF Even in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico may be without power for months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory with powerful winds that downed trees, ripped the roofs off homes and turned roads into rivers with flash flooding. Sad, and praying for...

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15:31

When Stephen King met Pennywise the Clown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Big Stephen King was on his way home. Last leg of a whirlwind book tour. Seven cities in six days. All for his latest 426-page blockbuster Dead Zone. Now it was back to his wife Tabitha and the kids. Big Stephen King. Six-foot-three. Blue-eyed. Gangly-limbed with his thick square glasses and...

15:30

The Agony of the Welfare State, Finnish Style "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By: Joseph T. Salerno
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The title of this postminus the reference to Finlandis shamelessly copped from a prescient essay that Ludwig von Mises wrote in 1953.  In his article Mises pointed out that in Great Britain and Europe, the system of progressive taxation was already confiscating nearly the entire  surplus incomes of the successful capitalists and entrepreneurs, meaning that higher tax rates would no longer produce additional funds to finance these countries ever-expanding welfare states.  Henceforth, Mises foretold, the funds of the beneficiaries themselves have to be tapped if more handouts are to be made to them.

Today things have gotten far worse than even Mises foresaw.  For now it is becoming evident that the beneficiaries of the most advanced welfare states are not reproducing rapidly enough to pay for the benefits that they are receiving and are therefore endangering the long-term survival of the more generous welfare states. A notable example is Finland, which faces a massive baby problem.  Thus, in 2016, Finland recorded the lowest number of newborn babies in 148 years, or since the great famine of 1868.  The Finnish fertility rate has fallen to 1.57 per woman and the number of people under 20 years of age as a percentage of the working age population is the lowest among Nordic countries at less than 40%, down from 60% in 1970. 

The situation has left mainstream economists devoid of solutions and wringing their hands in despair.  For Heidi Schauman, the Aktia Bank chief economist, the statistics are "frightening.  As Ms. Schauman explains:

They show how fast our society is changing, and we don't have solutions ready to stop the development.  We have a large public sector and the system needs taxpayers in the future.

Schauman clearly does not appreciate the delicious irony of the modern welfare state revealed in the emphasized part of her statement.  Without ability to further expropriate wealthy capitalists and entrepreneurs, the welfare state has become a crazy machine with no purpose but to perpetuate its own existence by devouring massive quantities of taxes extracted from the people it ostensibly serves.  If demographic trends threaten the existence o...

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Once there were many, now but one? UK Youth and Ambition merge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We got a sniff of this latest manoeuvre in the youth sector the other day and it has come to pass.

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Youth work organisations UK Youth and Ambition have merged, it has been announced.

The announcement is accompanied by the usual managerial rationalisations, the two CEOs vying to outdo one another in a contest of cliche. Anna Smee, chief executive of UK Youth claims, we feel we are much more credible now as the one leading organisation that works across non-uniformed and, to some extent, uniformed youth organisations. Emma Revie, chief executive of Ambition, said coming together strengthens both organisations. By joining forces with UK Youth, Im confident we have the potential to be greater together than the sum of our parts and Im excited to see what we can achieve.

For our part we remain sceptical about the claim that this merger will strengthen the voice and quality of the youth work sector. It will strengthen a particular voice, centralised and still wedded to a neoliberal ideology of self-improved young people and self-improved workers. In the present political ferment a plurality of voices would be much healthier.

As it is, as CYPN notes,

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15:19

Canteen Based Woods kit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is my woodland survival kit I carry when I am am hunting. I try to keep it light and minimal. Water, fire cordage, cutting tool is a given. My cover is what I am wearing. Does anyone else use a similar kit?

15:01

The Hidden Dangers of Birth Control Pills Doctors Don't Want You to Know "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Isabelle ZMany young womens first trip to the gynecologist is prompted by a desire to take birth control pills, whether they are trying to avoid getting pregnant or hoping to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Perhaps they know someone who takes the pill, or a well-meaning parent or boyfriend has encouraged them to go on birth control. Most doctors are all too willing to hand them a prescription simply because they asked for it, and they often leave the doctors office with a few sample packs in hand so they can get started right away. Unfortunately, there is usually little mention of side effects apart from an obligatory blood pressure check.
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15:00

The Man Who Makes Lightning on Demand "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Electrical engineer Greg Leyh is no stranger to high voltage. He invites it, measures it, and controls it.

Read more on MAKE

The post The Man Who Makes Lightning on Demand appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

15:00

Lawyers in Nebraska to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Soon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spending Bitcoin in its original form remain pretty difficult these days. Very few service providers and physical retailers accept BTC. In Nebraska, lawyers may soon start experimenting with cryptocurrency payments. The state legal ethics board approved the request from one lawyer to accept Bitcoin. It is expected several others will follow his example over the Continue reading Lawyers in Nebraska to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Soon

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15:00

Mastercard Hints at Plans for Blockchain Settlement System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new patent application from Mastercard indicates that the payments giant may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure.

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Turns out, its crazy easy to write a Morrissey song "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Who knew how ridiculously easy it is to write a song in the style of Morrissey?

Musician Andy Wood reveals the one weird trick in this brief three-minute tutorial.

Wood demonstrates that Morrisseys melodies tend to be one notethe major third of whatever key you are playing...

14:59

Navajo Nation Artists Respond to the Threat of Uranium Radiation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Radioactive Pollution Kills. Its Time To Clean Up The Mines. (2016) by Icy & Sot for The Painted Desert project in Gray Mountain, A.Z. (all photos by Emily Pier for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. A large-scale human rights violation is occurring in the United States, and there is a dearth of news coverage on the issue. Nuclear contamination from abandoned uranium mines is rampant across the Navajo Nations 27,000 square miles of land, throughout Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. This situation has left thousands of people without access to safe drinking water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response, a community of artists is raising awareness about the problem through a street art project and a gallery exhibition.

The Southwest has a legacy of uranium mining that has contaminated water, destroyed land, killed people and animals, and forced the government to pay billions in reparations. Abandoned mines and nuclear waste litter the areas Indian reservation, yet only a fraction of the contaminated sites have proper warning signs. Fortunately, artists are using murals and billboards to alert the public to these hazards.

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14:56

The Art of Living with Wide-Open Consciousness: Alice James on Attentiveness as the Pulse-Beat of Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are some people who drive everywhere and admire nothing.


The Art of Living with Wide-Open Consciousness: Alice James on Attentiveness as the Pulse-Beat of Art

To be an artist, in the most expansive sense, is to live with uncommon wakefulness to the world, both interior and exterior, unafraid to be moved by a universe observed with benevolent and unrelenting curiosity, then to give shape to those observations in a way that helps other people live. Go into yourself, Rilke counseled in his advice on being an artist, and test the deeps in which your life takes rise; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create.

One of the simplest, most profound meditations on awareness as the pulse-beat of art comes from a person who lived generation before Rilke and was not exactly an artist of tangibles but was very much an artist of life: Alice James (August 7, 1848March 6, 1892) the brilliant bed-bound sister of psychologist William James and novelist Henry James, a woman who considered herself simply born a few years too soon and who spent her life as an astute observer of the human experience, with its full spectrum of tragedy and triumphant joy, from the confines of her infelicitous vantage point as a lifelong invalid bedeviled by a mysterious and debilitating illness.

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14:55

Teachers Science Experiment Reveals the Gross Importance of Washing Your Hands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Science Experiments for Kids

Photo: Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen

Learning how to properly wash your hands is a valuable life skill, and one thats often reinforced in school. Getting kids to understand why, however, can be a challenge. Third grade teacher Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen, a health occupation teacher, in Grays Creek, North Carolina, showed just how important this isin a disgustingly memorable way.

Lyons introduced the lesson to her 3rd graders and Allen shared it in a now-viral Facebook post. To all my teacher friends this is the grossest yet coolest experiment, Allen wrote. I did this while teaching about germs and how they spread. To start, there were three slices of bread: one that was the control; another clean; and the other dirty. She placed the control piece in a bag while wearing gloves. Afterwards, Lyons washed her hands and put the clean slice in its own bag. Finally, she prepared the dirty slice by having every kid in the class touch the bread; it too went in a sack.

Over time, the germs on the dirty slice of bread began to grow. Eventually, it lived up to its classificationand then someby turning green and moldy. (The other slices fared much better.)

While a memorable science experiment for kids, now hundreds of thousands of adults in the world can picture it every time they need to wash their hands.

Teachers Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen recently introduced a 3rd grade class to a cool science experiment that shows the importance of hand washing.

Science Experiments for Kids

Photo: Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen

After having all the kids in her class touch a single slice of bread, she let the germs...

14:35

List of registered and upcoming Olympus, Sony, Fuji, Leica cameras "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nokishita published a list of camera codes. These camera have been officially registered and should be announced the upcoming months: The Sony should be the A7III. One of the Olympus cameras may be the just announced E-M10III. We dont know

The post List of registered and upcoming Olympus, Sony, Fuji, Leica cameras appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

14:32

Having fun with the Doors collected singles in mono, stereo and quad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Spare a thought for the Doors fan who has already spent time with 13, Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine, The Best of the Doors (1973), Greatest Hits, The Best of the Doors (1985), Classics, The Doors (Original Soundtrack Recording), The Doors Box Set, The Best of the Doors (2000), The Very Best of the Doors, Legacy:...

14:31

Saudi school textbook withdrawn after accidentally using a photo of Yoda with the King "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A social studies textbook used in schools in Saudi Arabia has been withdrawn after accidentally using a photo of King Faisal that had Yoda photoshopped into it.

(New York Times/Abdullah Al Shehri)

The photo is from the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945, and the artist who created said he has no idea how it got there.

I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book, Abdullah Al Shehri told the New York Times.

Shehri, who goes by the nickname Shaweesh, mixes pop culture figures into historic photographs. Another in the series features Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian president assassinated in 1981, meeting Mickey Mouse during a trip to Disneyland and this shot of Darth Vader at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

The Saudi education minister has since apologised for the unintended mistake and had the books withdrawn. Which is quite frankly a shame.

14:19

Newaygo to Host Native American Gathering This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Drummers at last years event.

Published September 22, 2017

Native American Gathering, Public Invited to Share in Culture

NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN The second annual We Are Still Here Native Gathering will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. It will take place in downtown Newaygo at Brooks Park beginning at 11 a.m. on both days. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and families are encouraged to enjoy the Gathering together.

The Native Circle of Newaygo County is once again partnering with the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center to bring regional Native American crafts, food, music and stories to the community.

The Native Gathering is held to celebrate our youth, elders and the First Nations Peoples of Turtle Island, says Larry Gouine (Chippewa), chair of the Native Circle of Newaygo County.

The event will feature demonstrations such as basketry, beading and Indigenous plant medicines. Native speakers will also talk on a variety of topics including the 1836 Treaty, American Indian Boarding Schools, Native American Veterans in Viet Nam, and the Sacredness of Water.

This is a very family friendly event, and a unique opportunity for people in the Newaygo County area to learn about American Indians from Native people themselves, added Mr. Gouine.

The Native Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  If you need more information you may contact Jane Fowler at 231-335-9499.

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What a dotard! 17 funniest responses to Donald Trumps new nickname "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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14:11

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world.
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14:11

This fork is very Italian "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some say that Italian is 20% words and 80% hand gestures its a country where even the cutlery will ask you whats your point?

Thankfully that makes it fairly easy for us non-natives to fluently communicate in Italian.

Its probably a lot easier than trying to communicate verbally.

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14:08

How To Secure Your Windows Against Mother Natures Fury "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Your homes weakest points are without a doubt the windows. We fail to realize that these key elements need a better approach when it comes to fortifying our homes against natures wrath. If you want to protect your home against intruders and the elements, you need to secure your windows properly. Home security remains a ... Read more...

The post How To Secure Your Windows Against Mother Natures Fury was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

14:00

Reader complaints prompt retraction of meta-analysis of heart-failure drug "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A cardiology journal has retracted a 2016 meta-analysis after the editors had an, ahem, change of heart about the rigor of the study. The article, Ivabradine as adjuvant treatment for chronic heart failure, was published in the International Journal of Cardiology, an Elsevier title. The authors, a group at the Federal University of So Paulo, []

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14:00

sewing: double gauze hadley top "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is written by Teresa of Dandelion DriftHadley Top

Hey there imagine gnats readers! Its Teresa from Dandelion Drift and I am so excited to get back into contributing over here at imagine gnats! And what a week to get back into itHadley week! I cant wait to share my double gauze Hadley top with you!

I love grainline patterns, so it is no surprise that I love Jens newest pattern, the Hadley top!

Hadley Top

Hasnt it been fun watching all of these ladies share their take on the Hadley top? I love that each of us used the exact same pattern, but not one of us made the same combination of the versions that are available!

Jens pattern drafting skills are pretty amazing; in one pattern there are a whole slew of variations that you can come up with!

Hadley Top

I went with the v neck, sleeveless top, which is a straight view b (well, I made one tiny modification, which Ill go into in a minute). As you saw throughout the week, Jen has two views, but they are really interchangeable.

View a is the jewel neck, long sleeved top, but you can grab the long sleeves from view a and sew them with view b. And you can also sew view a (the jewel neck) without the sleeves! I love a pattern that can be sewn up many ways!

Hadley Top

So the one tiny modificationI raised the neckline 1/2. I was a little nervous about the lower neckline, but Im amazed that this top doesnt gape. It sits snug against my body along the neckline!

The drafting and sizing is perfect. I sewed a size 4, graded out to a size 6 at the hips...

14:00

A climate science milestone: a successful 10-year forecast! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the Fabius Maximus Blog.  Reposted here. By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website, 21 Sept 2017. Summary: The gridlock might be breaking in the public policy response to climate change. Lets hope so, for the gridlock has left us unprepared for even the inevitable repeat of past extreme weather let alone what

14:00

Maximized Living: 5 Essentials of Chiropractic Marketing Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What do vitalism, old school chiropractic subluxations, germ theory denial, detox supplements, marketing gimmicks, and practicing way beyond a reasonable scope have in common?

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Recommended: Brian Marsella Buer: Book Of Angels Volume 31 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Theres plenty of individual moments to enjoy on the new installment of John Zorns Book of Angels series, but what ultimately reveals itself to be the greatest factor in this albums success is the nature of the changes between pieces and how their accumulation delivers a seriously powerful emotional impact.  Theres the more obvious []

14:00

Ray Dalio Joins the Crusade against Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoins latest critic from the world of high-finance is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio. In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, the brains behind the planets biggest hedge fund called the leading cryptocurrency, a bubble. His reasoning simply being that if people are buying something with the hope of selling it on for Continue reading Ray Dalio Joins the Crusade against Bitcoin

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14:00

Uruguay's Central Bank Announces New Digital Currency Pilot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Uruguay is the latest country to see its central bank start experimenting with its own digital currency, according to statements from its president.

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Looking for Paranormal Researchers and Witnesses to Paranormal Activity to Come on Podcast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


If there anybody is out there that is interested in coming on my new podcast located at https://truthtellersradio.blogspot.com/ write me at adg3510@gmail.com and we probably will be more than happy to have you on the show.

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CRASSCAR: the mashup no one asked for "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Lets see things I am and am not a fan of: The UK anarcho-punk band Crass? Yes, I am a fan. NASCAR? No, but my parents seem to like it quite a bit. The fetishization of the Confederate flag? Nope, not a fan. Mashups? Not generally, but...

I guess every...

13:46

Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published September 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) on Thursday. He signed with the organization on July 6, 2017.

The former University of Wisconsin standout forward averaged 5.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in five appearances in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

During his final season as a Wisconsin Badger, Koenig averaged 14.2 points per game. He scored 39.3 percent from three-point range.

 

 

 

 

The post Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig appeared first on Native News Online.

13:46

Amazing Social Media reaction to @TeamUnLimbited for their brilliant work #shedoftheyear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The other day Channel4 tweeted a video of Max Mcmurdo meeting Stephen Davies and talking about is brilliant work to create 3D printed hands and arms to children across the world. Heroes are ordinary people that do extraordinary things. pic.twitter.com/a0VzU69KaP Channel 4 (@Channel4) September 19, 2017 It went a bit viral, from JK Rowling,...

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13:40

Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on 'Worthless' Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase bank, has expanded on his recent criticism of bitcoin, warning "it will end badly" for the tech.

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Taxi for Uber! Our favourite responses after cab firm loses its London licence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its all over for Uber after the cab firms application for a new licence in London was rejected because of public safety and security issues.

Heres how people responded online.

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Kp Message 9-21-17 Facing the Fire and Facing the Fires "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im not sure about that title, but there it is.

Theres a lot of things that have been fired up ever since that election of the golden-haired one. Both before and after. To me, that has been a wonderful event for the planet. Outer (visible) and inner fires have been ignited.

Things that needed to be released by each have been ignited, so to speak, so that they might be viewed and released. Some are facing their own internal fires things that are burning in front of their eyes. Old patterns burning up or at least being exposed. But it seems that if we do not allow those things to be burned up, then we become part of the fire. In a sense we get burned by those things that need to be released and burned up.

So I guess Im saying that it might be helpful to let those things be burned up, rather than ourselves.

Ive had a couple of those things, and one of them manifested as a pain (burning) in my left forearm. I kind of understood what might be going on with all that, and over the last few days, Ive released some of the things Id been holding on to, and the pain, the burning, has subsided.

Then theres all the plan...

13:04

Ethane Hype has Reached a New Level in West Virginia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Where did the 100,000 jobs and the $36 billion investment figures come from? Despite what Wheelings papers tell you, it wasnt a WVU study

From the Blog entitled The Wheeling Alternative, Internet Blog, September 2, 2017

On Wednesday, the top-of-the-front-page headline in both Wheeling papers highlighted what looked to be an important story for the Ohio Valley:

>>>Ethane Storage Could Bring 100,000 Jobs

The sub-headline further explained:

>>> WVU study looks at possible $36B investment

And here is the storys lead paragraph about a just-released WVU study:

>>> West Virginia University researchers believe a Marcellus and Utica shale ethane storage hub could help create $36 billion in investment and more than 100,000 permanent jobs some of which could occur at industrial sites left behind by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Weirton Steel and Ormet Corp.

100,000 jobs? Thats a lot of job creation. Investment of $36 billion? If the reporting is correct, the study certainly looks good for the tri-state region. Unfortunately for the Ohio Valley, the WVU study doesnt mention any of the above. The reporter, Casey Junkins, who last year misrepresented a study on the retraining of coal miners to draw an opposite conclusion, once again makes claims for findings that are not in the study.

Here is a link to WVUs Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium which then links to the WVU study as a PDF. The study is very technical and science-oriented. Fortunately, a PDF program that can open the study will usually have a search feature which will look for specific words or phrases. So if you open the study, try jobs or investment. You should get the same results that I did both will be highlighted only once in the 181 page document and both are in the same sentence:

>>> In the United States, petrochemical projects are expanding. Industry investment and jobs have increased; the value of NGLs has increased; and fractionation capacity has increased as new processing plants come on line.

Thats it there are no other references to job creation or investment in the study.

But if its not in the study, where did the headlines $36 billion in investment and 100,000 jobs come from? With a little research I found both figures side-by-side in a different st...

13:00

I am in the driving seat, says woman who keeps doing u-turns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theresa May confirmed her continuing commitment to driving metaphors today, announcing that she had taken decisive action on Brexit by tying up and gagging that naughty overgrown schoolboy Boris Johnson and stuffing him in the boot of my car.

When we get to Dover, Ill dump him over the cliffs, assuming I dont have to make any u-turns off the A20 on the way. Its an open and generous offer. You cant get more strong and stable than that, can you, she continued.

Mays driving instructor, Len Jones, from Drive A Hard Bargain was not convinced, however.  This madwoman failed her driving test on countless occasions, mostly for not continuing in the same direction, and going whichever way the wind is blowing. In one lesson, we ended up in Thanet and nearly ran over Nigel Farage. She was always confusing the pedals. I kept screaming that I would have to apply the emergency brake, but she just muttered something about me putting a position paper together on it, and that Brexit meant Brexit. She shouldnt be allowed on the road, even as a learner, and she is a disaster waiting to happen.

Of course, wearing leopard-print stilettos and bondage gear whilst driving doesnt help much either, added Jones.

Dont tell anyone, but I have heard that after failing her latest test, she bribed a different Irish tester with 1 billion, and this seems to have done the trick in helping her stay on the road.

 

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13:00

First Day of Fall Giveaway "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thanks to Micro Cotton for sending me these towels to review. All opinions are my own.

Happy Friday, and happy first day of fall! It definitely feels like the season has shifted here in Spokane. We've been fully enjoying taking walks in the cool, crisp air, eating warm soups and toasty bread, watching shows while it rains outside, and taking long hot baths at night. So ready for this season of "hygge" (that's a fun word to use). I wish we were remodeling our bathrooms this fall and getting a big soaker tub (my dream!), but unfortunately that's probably not gonna happen for awhile. In the meantime, I made our bathroom feel a little more cozy and luxurious by lighting a sandalwood scented candle, adding a vase of fresh eucalyptus, and getting some plush new towels.

Love these towels

Ok, these towels! They are the Hotel Collection Ultimate Micro Cotton towels from Macy's, and they are not your average bath towel. They're super soft, extra-absorbent, and they make you feel like you're at a fancy hotel. They're definitely not cheap (they retail at $78 for a set), but they're majorly on sale right now so it's a great time to stock up. AND I get to give some away!

The Hotel Collection comes in classic neutrals, soft pastels, and rich jewel tones that are perfect for fall. I have the "pine" color above, which is a beautiful deep green...and I also snagged some white ones since you can never go wrong with white towels. The winner will get one set (a bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) in the color of their choice.

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post and tell me how you're updating your home this fall! I'd love to hear about your projects, whether they're big exciting remodels or small cozy changes.

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13:00

The Power Equation (BR Podcast 49) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Listen in for our 4-step approach to having sufficient power for the things we want on our boat.

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Radical Academy: Amir Taaki's New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back from the front lines of Syria, infamous bitcoiner Amir Taaki plans a bitcoin-based economy in the war-torn nation, and he's looking for help.

12:56

Hey Im Just Saying What Everyones Thinking, Except For Blacks, Jews, Immigrants, Liberals And Yankees Fans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im at the deli orderin my sandwich, mindin my own business, and I notice the pair of tits behind the counter is bein real skimp with the pickles. So I POLITELY say, Hey dont go jewin me on those pickles! And this broad has the nerve to look at me like Im some kinda freakin retard or somethin!

Shit like this has been happening all the time in my day to day life and frankly, I do not get it. When did we become such a nation of pussies? Its like nobody can take a joke anymore! All these pansies wanna point their fingers at me and call me offensive but you know what? With the exception of blacks, Jews, immigrants (who dont fucking belong here in the first place), liberals, and those cock suckin Yankees fans, IM JUST SAYING WHAT WERE ALL THINKING!

Take my nephew Todd, or as Ive started calling him, Mr. Big Shot PC Culture. This 14-year-old kid is a total pansy. I buy this little prick a brand fuckin new Red Socks cap for his birthday, and I mean this is like a NICE hat you know, got the sticker, everything!

I want him to take good care of this fuckin Sox hats so I tell him, Hey you take good care of that hat you understand? Keep it clean, dont lose it, and dont let one of those black kids at school take it from you. And all the sudden just because I want him to take good care of his hat Im a fucking racist?! Give me a fuckin break, right? So, I turn to my brother and I says See, this is what you get when you dont hit your kids! and now Im a backward-thinking, ignorant, drunk?!

Get the fuck outta here, Im just saying the things every single person on the planet except for the above mentioned groups, ethnicities, and probably all women are thinking. Lighten up! Laugh a little!

Related: If Im Such a Racist Then Why Do I Have So Many Prepared Responses to Deny It?

And dont get me started on the workplace today, Jesus! They got the PC police swarming over there harder than a jew on a nickel! After four years on the j...

12:48

Art Movements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Study of a Mourning Woman (ca 150005), pen and brown ink, heightened with white lead opaque watercolor, 26 16.5 cm (courtesy J. Paul Getty Museum)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter.

Suzanne Malyon, the head of the Stop Anish Kapoor stealing our light and colour! campaign, accused the artist of being mean-spirited following the approval of his studio extension by Southwark Council. Local residents fought against Kapoors proposed design, arguing that the architectural extension would block natural light to their properties. Hes part of the moneyed, connected establishment and we feel like were not listened to as were less able to afford lawyers, Malyon told Dezeen.

Phillips withdrew a painting attributed to Mark Grotjahn from auction after the artist suggested in a comment on Instagram that the work wasnt his. Yo Phillips. (. Dm. Me. ), Grotjahn wrote, Im not sure I made this. Either way it sucks.

The Getty Museum will display Michelangelos Study of a Mourning Woman (ca 150005) for a limited time through October 29.

Photographer ada Erdoan was arres...

12:34

Bitcoin Price Watch; Profiting Into The Close Of The Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So that is another week pretty much done in our bitcoin price trading efforts and it has been a pretty volatile one. When price started to appreciate early on in the week, it looked as though we might be in for a longer-term recovery in the space. However, as the week matured, news out of Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Profiting Into The Close Of The Week

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12:33

A Woodsrunner's Diary: My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written F... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Woodsrunner's Diary: My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written F...: Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow. eBook. Title: Primitive Fire lighting. ID: 9784776 Category: History De...

12:18

Justin Luke - Author: Majority "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Justin Luke - Author: Majority: In the hundred years or so before Christ, the slaves in the Roman Empire revolted several times. You might remember Kirk Douglas as Sparta...

12:16

Kim Jong-Un May Be Planning to Nuke Planet X "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Hot on the heels of a heated hubris by President Trump towards North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-Un, comes word that those frequent and seemingly escalating nuclear tests by the man getting used to his new Rocket Man nickname might actually be preparations to execute his grand plan to save, not destroy, the world as we know it.
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http://mysteriousuniverse.org by Paul Seaburn

12:13

really serious bluetooth vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


[tea] [coffee] monkeys

turn off bluetooth on all devices immediately, then install the patches/fixes as soon as they become available

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12:07

US Prison Locations Added to Environmental Justice Mapping Tool "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As an environmental reporter, its not every day that I get to communicate good news the state of our environment often feels pretty bleak. But today, at least, there is a victory to celebrate: Thanks to the persistence of a small group of prison ecology advocates, the support of their allies, [] prisoners rights and environmental justice advocates have a new tool to add to their activist arsenal.

This summer, the EPA added a prisons layer to its Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool. Known as EJSCREEN for short, the tool can be used by the public to assess possible exposure to pollutants that might be present in the environment (i.e., land, air, and water) where they live or work.

The new layer allows the public to overlay the locations of the countrys 6,000-plus prisons, jails, and detention centers with information about environmental hazards like superfund and hazardous waste sites, something the nonprofit Human Rights Defense Center has been pushing for as part of its campaign for the EPA to consider prisoners within an environmental justice context. For the prison ecology movement, which addresses issues at the intersection of mass incarceration and environmental degradation, it could be a game changer.

Its huge, says Panagioti Tsolkas, cofounder of the Prison Ecology Project, a program of the Human Rights Defense Center. Its one of those things that I think if you just look at it quickly, it seems almost mundane to have added a layer to this existing map. And in the absence of a movement present to actually use it for something, it could be meaningless. But in the presence of what weve been doing over the last thr...

12:03

What is Brain Fog: The Mental Fatigue That Ruins Your Mood "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From ZME Science: More people than ever before are regularly experiencing brain fog, a collection of symptoms including fatigue, inability to focus, memory deficiency, confusion, and lack of mental clarity, due to our fast-paced industrialized lifestyles. A number of relatively simple lifestyle changes can help reduce brain fog, such as getting more sleep, minimizing stress, and eating a more balanced diet.

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12:03

Thou Shall Not Criticize Our Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of the hallmarks of institutional corruption is that an institution will regularly act in ways that promote its own interests, even if that means betraying the principles that are supposed to govern that institution. In the world of medical journals, the public assumes that the journal will seek to publish research articles that report on the safety and efficacy of treatments, regardless of whether the findings support common beliefs and practices. In addition, the public assumes that a journal will publish letters-to-the-editor that, when written by knowledgeable people in the field, raise questions about a recent article the journal has published.

Such are the dictates of science. A medical journal is expected to promote an open-minded discussion of treatments, even if findingsor criticismsthreaten conventional beliefs.

In a blog published on September 21, Peter Gtzsche detailed a letter that he and I had submitted to World Psychiatry, related to an article on the 10-year outcomes of 281 Norwegian patients following a first episode of psychosis. The death rate in that study was quite high (11%), and we thought the authors should have reported in some detail on those deaths in their published article.

I wasnt surprised by this rejection of our letter. As a non-academic, I really dont have standing to write a letter to the editor of a medical journal, and although Peter Gtzsche certainly has such standing, I thought there was little chance our letter would be published. There is a long history of editors of psychiatry journals rejecting articles that challenge the merits of psychiatric drugs in a fundamental way, or only accepting such articles if the damaging results are downplayed or presented in an obscure way. In psychiatry journals, the abstracts are nearly always written in a manner that ensures that the conventional wisdom about psychiatric drugs isnt unduly threatened.

Now we have a new, powerful example of this institutional corruption at work.

As regular readers of Mad in America know, Donald Goff, Jeffrey Lieberman and others recently published a review of the long-term effects of antipsychotics in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Their conclusion was that while there is no good evidence that antipsychotics worsen long-term outcomes, there is good evidence supporting their long-term use. Joanna Moncrieff wrote a blog for MIA criticizing their study, as did Miriam Larsen-Barr,...

12:02

A Pediatrician Talks About the Dangers of Bullying "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From MinnPost: According to pediatrician Michael Pitt, M.D., pediatricians see a spike in suicide attempts at back-to-school time, in part due to anxiety over bullying at the launch of the school year. Pediatricians and parents should be aware of the impact of bullying and learn how to best support victims.

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12:01

What Happens When You Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Pacific Standard: A new study surveyed people who have come off psychiatric medications to come up with information doctors can use to help support their patients during the withdrawal process.

This is something people choose, and we dont know enough about it to help people, says Laysha Ostrow, chief executive officer of a mental-health consultancy in California and a public-health researcher who worked on the study. I feel that its important to bring those ideas into more of a mainstream conversation, given how many people decide to discontinue. It shouldnt be this subversive thing that we dont talk about in the health-care system or in research.'

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12:00

Crust Punk Looking for Responsible Friend to Feed Bedbugs While on Tour "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HOUSTON Local crust punk Shiloh Waters is still feverishly searching for a potential sitter for his beloved bedbugs while he is away on tour, witnesses confirmed earlier today.

Waters has been forced to find caregivers after his fellow members of Anti Plantar Fascists informed him they were not cool sharing their tour van with his colony of bedbugs.

I thought about calling my friend Sage, but last time he took care of my kiddos, everything he fed them was commercially-produced GMO blood. Im pretty sure Tilda Swinton Streep was poisoned and is now autistic, said Waters. And Fern would be a great sitter, but she says shes allergic to bedbugs, and wont accept the discarded EpiPens I foraged.

Desperate for any help, Waters allegedly contacted a pet resort in town to check on boarding.

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Yes, we were asked to house hundreds of blood sucking vermin. Yes, we politely declined, said Riverside Pet Care facility manager Doris Klein. Im sure this man loves his pets, but I got bedbugs at an Airbnb in New York and had to destroy my luggage to make sure I didnt bring them home. So, yeah no thanks.

Waters even took to Craigslist, but only received one response.

I thought he was joking. He had a laundry list of instructions regarding the care of his little vampire babies. Apparently he has a cooler filled with bags of red blood cells, to be administered by mouth through a custom-made syringe, said sole responder Hannah Whitegrove. And, on top of that, he wants me to bathe them nightly and read to them from Pedagogy of the Oppressed and pay me in beer.

Waters later added he would appreciate any assistance available that meets his stringent list of requirements.

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12:00

New Look Pattern 6525 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

That moment when you see New Look by Simplicity is having a Labor Day sale with all patterns for $1you grab ALL THE PATTERNS!!! Lol ok, so maybe I only picked up like 5. But I am super excited about the ones I purchased. I immediately ordered the buttery Art Gallery knit fabric that []

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12:00

New Ransomware Doesnt Want Your Bitcoins but Prefers Naked Pictures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have often been associated with ransomware over the past few months. Most types of malware effectively demand a payment in BTC before files are restored. nRansom proves to be a very different creature, as it has no interest in cryptocurrency whatsoever. That is good news for the industry, but the new payment Continue reading New Ransomware Doesnt Want Your Bitcoins but Prefers Naked Pictures

The post New Ransomware Doesnt Want Your Bitcoins but Prefers Naked Pictures appeared first on NEWSBTC.

12:00

Floats Cowl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our Floats Cowl may be even more beautiful than a photograph can convey. Theres much more to this simple cowl than meets the digital eye. In fact, its what it isnt loud, wacky, complicated that makes it so special.

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Named for the floating slip-stitched strands that form vertical columns on one side, the Floats Cowl is knit in the round in a crazy-simple 2-round stitch pattern.

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Knit up with just 3 skeins of our incredible Season Alpaca, this cozy, soft baby alpaca fabric wraps twice around, like a swaddling blanket for your neck!

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Theres no right side to a Floats Cowl: both sides are lovely. And while it is really simple to make, it is truly intriguing to the knitters eye!

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

This project designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

Materials

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Gauge

Unblocked: 26 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Blocked: 24 stitches = 4 inches

Size

One Size

  • Unblocked Circumference: 50 inches
  • Finished Circumference: 54 inches
  • Finished Height: 11 inches
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12:00

Australia's Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of Australia's largest power providers is working with blockchain startup Power Ledger on a platform aimed to facilitate energy trading.

12:00

Cards Against Humanity Shoves Magic: The Gathering Into Locker "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. Highland Park High School was rocked today by an appalling act of violence when Cards Against Humanity shoved Magic: The Gathering into a locker.

When asked How could you do something so cruel? Cards Against Humanity, the most popular kid in school and captain of the football team, simply responded: A micropenis.

Other students rushed to Cards Against Humanitys defense. When asked about the locker incident, student body vice president What Do You Meme? simply offered up, When ur shampoo says Damage Control but deep down ur still broken.

Head cheerleader and Cards Against Humanitys girlfriend, Exploding Kittens, refused to accept that her boyfriend could do something so heinous. When shown video footage of the incident in question, she refused to acknowledge the evidence, repeatedly saying, Nope.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Principal Munchkin was less supportive of Cards Against Humanitys role in the incident. For the last four years in this high school, all anyone can talk about is how great Cards Against Humanity is, like hes the cock of the walk. Hes so original! He goes there! He says what were all thinking! If you ask me, Cards Against Humanitys biggest problem is uhbreeding elves for their priceless semen. And frankly, Im sick of it!

Spanish club president Uno, when reached for comment, simply replied, Skip.

Magic: The Gathering, however, was disgusted by Cards Against Humanitys flagrant disregard for the rules. If hed given me a wedgie or a swirlie, that wouldve been totally fine. Everyone knows those are instants, they can be played any time. But shoving someone into a locker? Thats a sorcery, and everyone knows you can only play something like tha...

12:00

Watch the New Trailer for Wes Andersons Stop Motion Film, Isle of Dogs, Inspired by Akira Kurosawa "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It surprised everyone, even die-hard fans, when Wes Anderson announced that he would not just adapt Roald Dahl's children's book Fantastic Mr. Fox for the screen, but do it with stop-motion animation. But after we'd all given it a bit of thought, it made sense: Anderson's films and Dahl's stories do share a certain sense of inventive humor, and stepping away from live action would finally allow the director of such detail-oriented pictures as RushmoreThe Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou fuller control over the visuals. Eight years later, we find Anderson overseeing another team of animators to tell another, even more fantastical-looking story, this one set not in an England of the past but a Japan of the future.

There, according to the project's newly released trailer, "canine saturation has reached epic proportions. An outbreak of dog flu rips through the city of Megasaki. Mayor Kobayashi issues emergency orders calling for a hasty quarantine. Trash Island becomes an exile colony: the Isle of Dogs." Equals in furriness, if not attire, to Fantastic Mr. Fox's woodland friends and voiced by the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Scarlet Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and of course Bill Murray (in a cast also including Japanese performers like Ken Watanabe, Mari Natsuki, and Yoko Ono yes, that Yoko Ono), the canines of various colors and sizes forcibly relocated to the bleak titular setting must band together into a kind of ragtag family.




Anderson must find himself very much at home in this thematic territory by now. It would also have suited the towering figure in Japanese film to whom Isle of Dogs pays tribute. Although Anderson has cited the 1960s and 70s stop-animation holiday specials of Rankin/Bass like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Little Drummer Boy  all produced, incidentally, in Japan  as one inspiration, he also said on an ArteTV Q&A earlier this...

11:59

Thousands Evacuated in Bali amid Continued Unrest at Mt Agung "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mt Agung threatens to explode The volcano is ejecting white smoke and ash to a height of more than 3km above the crater, which could affect air travel. Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors, the National Disaster Management Agency has said, warning nearby residents []

11:51

Mapuche Political Prisoner Hunger Strike Reaches Day 107: Urgent Call for National and International Solidarity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from The Womens Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Since July 7th, 2017, four Mapuche Political Prisoners have maintained a hunger strike that has now lasted upwards of over 107 days. They have been held in pre-trial custody for over a year, under what has been considered an abusive and irregular process under the Anti-Terrorist Law in using anonymous witnesses. Despite the announcements made by the Prosecutor, Luis Torres, in finalizing the investigation seven months ago, bypassing the recent Chilean Independence celebrations, the trial has yet to commence. Family members and support networks have solicited the Chilean government to deal with the prisoners situation, recurring to regional authorities and even to the Ministers of the Interior and Justice, but these have remained evasive and broad in their response. Family and prisoner support networks had given a 72-hour ultimatum, which ended on Wednesday September 20th, 2017, with no response from government officials.

Various protests have taken place nationally and internationally that demand justice for Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal Coche, and brothers Ariel Alexis Trangol Galindo, Benito Rubn Trangol Galindo, and Pablo Ivn Trangol Galindo, imprisoned in the Penitentiary Centre of Temuco. They wait for the word of Mario Fernandez, Minister...

11:49

The Refashioners 2017 Rachel P "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today we have the inimitable Rachel sharing some refashion inspo with you. And this dress posing as a skirt and jacket combo doesnt disappoint   The gorgeous fit belies the fact that this suit was once too small and is derived from some really clever inserts and interesting seaming details on the jacket especially  

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11:39

How sharp is your ax, hatchet, ditch ax? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Select more than one if you have more than one and you sharpen them differently.

11:31

Former US Futures Commission Chair Says Regulation Solves Bitcoin Volatility: CNBC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin community should shift the focus away from anti-government stance: Former top US regulator

11:16

Are you planning on attending a Workshop anywhere? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

PFC would like to make a few request that if any of you are planning on attending a workshop, any kind of workshop or public gathering you might be in if you would like to make and hand out some flyers.  The following flyers are in jpeg format and easy to have printed on paper or cardstock any size.  Maybe you have a business card that you could have our meditation invitation put on the back?  We would also like to have a few other samples available, so we are calling on talented people who would like to make us some more flyers that anyone can share, to submit them in jpeg here:  financialprepareforchange@gmail.com

Also if you know of UFO workshops, prepper workshops, truther workshops, etc, please send the link to the above e-mail.

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11:02

Turono Karuturi (Bye-bye Karuturi in Anuak) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Land activists around the world celebrated the news of the collapse of one of the worlds biggest land grabs: the Indian company Karuturi Global Ltds 300,000 hectare farmland deal in Ethiopia. CEO Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi claimed he would bring food security to the horn of Africa while boasting he would soon join the ranks of the worlds biggest food producers.

11:01

Talmud & Shariah Law Compared "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Sharia is the moral code and religious law of Islam. The Talmud plays the same role in Judaism.

Based on a study of Sharia Law and Talmud, John Kunkle concludes "Islam and Judaism are not religions, but political movements dressed up as religions.""

LINK TO ARTICLE

11:00

Bitcoin Developers Reveal Roadmap for 'Dandelion' Privacy Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The developers behind a bitcoin privacy solution called Dandelion have unveiled a new roadmap that addresses previously discovered code issues.

11:00

Homeopathic medicines proved to work, if repeatedly diluted in codeine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

all down to homeopathy, said patients who survivedA new study from The University of Penge has shown that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines are proving surprisingly effective at treating pain relief when diluted to homeopathic levels using mainstream medicine.

A homeopathic pain relief medicine was used for the study. A single drop of this mixture was added to a 1 litre solution of a codeine pain reliever dissolved in water. A single drop of this was added to another 1L solution of codeine, shaken and the procedure repeated 14 times until only the memory of the homeopathic medicine remained within the codeine solution.

In double-blind studies, 300 students were hit with a rubber mallet and then given either a control sample of the pure homeopathic pain reliever or the solution that had been homeopathically enhanced with codeine solution.

78% of those who took the enhanced solution claimed to perceive an improvement in their pain within 20 minutes of taking the solution compared to only 45% of the control group. However it must be noted that 83% of the total group expressed feelings of anger and rage after being struck with the mallet and needed additional strikes to subdue. Four participants, all of whom took the control solution, were repeatedly struck again after 40-45 minutes when they became verbally abusive.

The conclusions are clear Homeopathic medicines are far more effective at pain control when diluted, to homeopathic levels, with a solution of codeine and, in addition, future trials should use a larger mallet.

10:59

Coming this autumn to a world near you (unfortunately) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In one corner 236 pounds of orange fury, versus a 286 pound paranoid insomniac. Who will win? Its a sure bet that it wont be any of us.

Or perhaps its more of a mental than a physical battle?

The post Coming this autumn to a world near you (unfortunately) appeared first on The Poke.

10:57

Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"GENEVA Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as politically motivated.

Attorney General Michael Laubers office alleges the three members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland violated Swiss laws banning al-Qaida, Islamic State and associated radical groups. His office and federal police have opened about 60 cases linked to alleged jihadi-motivated terrorism, mostly involving propaganda."

Religion of peace?

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10:38

24 jokes that are so bad that they are good "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over on Redddit skip_lv23 is asking Whats a joke so bad its good? says over on Reddit.

Us personally? Well, Whats grey and comes in pints. An elephant. And, of course, Whats brown an sticky? A stick

Anyway, we read them ALL Reddits answers picked 24 of the best.

1

Why did the blind man fall into the well?

Because he couldnt see that well.
Admiral_Burrito

2

Limbo champion walks into a barhes disqualified.
Suburbanslim

3

I bought the worlds worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, its terrible.
PopeliusJones

4

If a sentence only contains a dependant clause.
frxyz

5

Whats green and fuzzy, has four legs and would kill you if it fell from a tree?

A pool table
kwcc24

6

What goes down but doesnt come up?
A yo
goatman2112

7

Do you know why, when geese fly together, one side is longer?
Wait for them to ask why, then say:
Because that side has more geese.
Storm_Bard

8

Knock knock.

Whos there?

To.

To Who?

*Annoying English major eyeroll* Uhm its to WHOM.
Caliblair

9

Whats ET short for?

Extraterrestrial

No its because he has little legs
surprisefa...

10:33

Autumn: Showing us the Beauty of Letting Go. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I wonder sometimes what blessings and opportunities I've blocked by refusing to let go. I've thought about it from so many perspectivesmy education, work, friendships, and relationships. How has my reluctance to adapt stood in the way of something spectacular coming my way?

10:28

How to Fall in Love like a Boss. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's easy to be sane and logical about relationships when we're not writhing in agonizing lust for a person, isn't it?

10:25

3 Lessons Ive Learned by Maintaining an Online Blog. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We are all messy, confused, broken human beings, and we think we need to shoulder this burden ourselves, but we dont. We are all struggling, and once you speak out about that struggle, you find that out.

10:21

Limbo LandWhere the Healing Begins. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is somewhere in that strange room of realism and fantasy where all of life's discomfort resides. When we can't continue in an untenable and cold existence and we can't bear the thought of being without the person.

10:16

Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Western Intellectuals' Refusal to Criticize Islam Reflects Racism; Europe Would Not Be What It Is without Criticism of Religion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Egyptian-German scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said in a recent lecture that Islam has "turned hatred into a holy duty and war into a religious precept." The reticence of many European politicians and intellectuals toward criticizing Islam is the manifestation of a "reversed racism," he said, calling it the "racism of low expectations." On the issue of religious reform, Abdel-Samad said: "I do not believe in reforming religion. I believe in reforming people's minds and their relation to religion." "

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Videos of Hamed Abdel-Samad's speeches and interviews

Hamed Abdel-Samad A brief biography

"Hamed Abdel-Samad was born in 1972, the third of five children, in Giza, the part of Cairo where the pyramids are located. He describes his mother in glowing terms and his father as an intimidating patriarch who regularly beat his wife, a man whose influence he felt the need to run from. In time, however, Hameds father would become one of his strongest supporters. He stopped preaching at one point when his son became political and began to see himself as a failure as a husband and father. But he then went back into the pulpit to defend his son when a fatwa went out on him for his first book, The Fall of Islam. Hamed learned the Quran by heart as a child and had been expected to follow in his fathers footsteps and become an imam. "

10:15

Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Is Money "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Is Money Casey Research TDC Note Gold is money and everything else is credit as soon as you understand this, you will never be poor again.  everything else includes bitcoin Bitcoin is not money...

The post Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Is Money appeared first on The Daily Coin.

10:09

Communication is key: growth lessons learned through two startups + a job hunt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its been a crazy two years. I founded two startups and went through a job search. And wow, do I have some stories to tell! And more importantly, some lessons to share that I picked up along the way.

Listen 80%, talk 20%

Startup #1: Doornox

Six months into the startup journey, I was struggling to find clients. My large, personally-made Excel system that tracked all the potential customers I had cold-emailed and called was crashing my computer nearly every time I opened it.

I dialed a potential customer for the third time as a follow-up to our earlier, somewhat-hopeful conversation. As usual, when I pitched Doornox and asked if theyd be interested, I got the response that they would think about it. Doornox would solve some of their recruitment problems, but would still not help them fully hire new candidates.

At this point, I would typically launch into a deeply well-thought-out plan of exactly how Doornox would indeed solve all their issues. But perhaps because I was tired and disheartened or perhaps because I was people-watching through the window of the Starbucks I was sitting at, I simply didnt respond.

Awkward silence for three seconds. And then something interesting happened.

The potential customer went on to talk about EXACTLY what she needed. She launched into her own pre-formulated monologue about every recruitment problem she faced. She even told me, specifically, what she would pay if we offered the solutions.

In 15 mins, I learned more about recruitment than I had all week. Though we didnt offer the one thing she wanted most, we were a small nimble startup. I decided on the spot that we did offer that service, and told her the great news of our recent pivot. She excitedly said she would loop her other team member in and asked about next steps.

Doornox was one step closer to finding product market fit, and the secret to pivoting well was listening. With every future call, I mostly shut up. And counterintuitively, more sales happened! When I finally did talk after listening to customers for the majority of the call, I was able to customize the Doornox pitch to customers exact needs. In a moment they understood the value add and gave a quick yes or no (yes, you still get a lot of nos).

Founders are often aware that they should be listening to their customers in user interviews, but I found that listening is just as important on sales calls. Sales calls are like a big game of Minesweeper. You need to map out exactly what all the selling points are for each unique client. If you just click around and name all the features of your product, you will most definitely run into a bomb t...

10:00

A Reading of Edgar Allan Poes The Raven in 100 Celebrity Voices "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For every august personage whos taken a crack Edgar Allan Poes evergreen poem, "The Raven," there are thousands more who havent.

Humorist Jordan Monsell is doing what he can to close that gap, providing a sampling of 100 mostly male, mostly white, mostly human celebrity voices. Its a solo recitation, but vocally a collaborative one, with a fair number of animated characters making their way into the credits, too.

He certainly knows how to cast outside the box. Traditional Poe interpreters such as Vincent Price and John Astin bring some well established creep cred to the enterprise. Monsell picks Christopher Walken and Christopher Lee already have existing takes on this classic, and Anthony Hopkins and Willem Dafoe are welcome additions.




But what to make of Jerry Seinfeld, Pee-Wee Herman, Johnny Cash and even poetry lover Bill Murray? Manic and much missed Robin Williams may offer a clue. What good is having an arsenal of impressions if youre not willing to roll them out in rapid succession?

While some of Monsell's impersonations (cough, David Bowie) fall a bit short of the mark, others will have you regretting that no one had the forethought to record Don Knotts or JFK reciting the poem in its entirety.

The titles offer a bit of a misnomer. In many instances, its not really the performers but their best k...

10:00

Raiden ICO: Ethereum Scaling Solution to Launch Publicly Traded Token "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ethereum's answer to bitcoin's Lightning Network will have one notable difference  a publicly traded token to be sold in a Dutch auction in October.

10:00

wait a second "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: wait a second


The Worst Things For Sale is Drew's blog. It updates every day. Subscribe to the Worst Things For Sale RSS!

09:54

Borneo foundation to create a forest island for albino orangutan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is appealing for funds to create a forest island for an albino orangutan rescued in April.

The primate, who has been named Alba, is believed to be the only albino orangutan alive in the world.

It would be too risky to release Alba into the wild for health reasons, and because she could easily fall prey to poachers.

BOSF CEO Jamartin Sihite says five-year-old Alba has poor sight and hearing and her albinism could lead to her developing skin cancer later in life.

To ensure that Alba can live a free and fulfilling life we are making her a forest island home, where she can live freely in natural habitat, but protected from threats posed by humans.

The forest island will be enclosed by a moat and cover a minimum of five hectares, Sihite says, and Alba will share her new home with three other orangutans with whom she has bonded.

Once on the island, the group of orangutans will be protected, monitored, and observed by a full-time team, who will assess how they are adapting to forest island life.

...

09:51

This Common Driveway Weed is One of Natures Most Powerful Survival Plants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Plantain, not to be confused with the banana type fruit, also called Plantain, is a plant which can be found almost anywhere. In fact, if youre not living in the city, its kind of hard not to bump into it.

This Common Driveway Weed is One of Natures Most Powerful Survival Plants

Plantain its super nutritious, easy to identify, has no poisonous look-alikes and it is used as medicine.

 One of Natures Most Powerful Survival Plants

Medicinal Uses:

The leaves contain some interesting bio-active compounds:

Allantoin: This chemical is an anti-inflammatory good for wound healing and auto-immune diseases. (Source) Interestingly still, allantoin is an ingredient in a few cosmetic creams because of its cell growth stimulation properties and can also be found in creams for nappy rash in babies (see recipe section later in this article).

Flavonoids: Studies have found a variety of medicinal uses of flavonoids, including anti-microbial (including anti-virus, bacteria and fungus), and anti-diarrheal (Studies)

Phenolic compounds: These are another group of chemical compounds which have anti-oxidant properties useful for a wide variety of conditions (such as prostatitis).

The compounds in Plantain make it a highly viable plant for medicinal purposes when no modern medicine is available.

Dishes and Medical Recipes With Plantain:

A Plantain Poultice

Plantain Poultice(Source: The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green)

This recipe uses the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity of the Plantain. It is great for cuts, sores and insect bites, including the bite of the brown recluse spi...

09:46

Beneath Our Feet ~ William Bryant Logan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We spend our lives hurrying away from the real, as though it were deadly to us. It must be somewhere up there on the horizon, we think. And all the time it is in the soil, right beneath our feet. 

~  William Bryant Logan





More at http://williambryantlogan.com/about/

Artwork from Louise Stebbing http://www.westnorfolkartists.org/louisestebbing/index.htm
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09:45

Yashica new teaser: Says it will launch the new camera on Kickstarter in October "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Official video teaser text: Expect the Unexpected The Unprecedented Camera by YASHICA October 2017, Kickstarter http://yashica.com

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09:35

The Announcement Soundinstallation von Rocco und seine Brder zum Thema Videoberwachung "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Das Knstlerkollektiv Rocco und seine Brder haben sich in einer neuen knstlerischen Intervention mit dem Thema Videoberwachung im ffentlichen Raum auseinandergesetzt. Dafr haben sie in einer Berliner U-Bahn-Station eine aufwendige Soundinstallation realisiert, die den oft zitierten Zusammenhang von Videokameras und Sicherheit hinterfragt. Bild und Video Frank Henkel / Vimeo Screenshot Die neueste Arbeit mit dem Titel The Announcement von Rocco and his Brothers ist sicherlich eine der aufwendigsten Arbeiten des Kollektivs und gleichzeitig inhaltlich eine der strksten. Rocco und seine Brder schaffen es immer wieder mit pointierten und kritischen Interventionen im ffentlichen Raum, auf ein bestimmtes gesellschaftliches Problem oder einen Misstand hinzuweisen und die Menschen so zum Nachdenken anzuregen. Fr mehr von Rocco und seine Brder besucht die Website des Knstlerkollektivs oder folgt auf facebook und Instagram.

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09:19

The Amazon review will make you want to buy a Casio Calculator watch right now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theres no question that Casio digital watches are the best in the world. They go beep, they tell the time and they look rad.

Read this review spotted by Reddit user BlakeTrombone and nod along sagely:

Ethan, this is your mom. Call me. Im not happy with this purchase., says angeloierace.

And yet he gave it only 4 stars, writes WadaCalcium.

Source: Reddit

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09:09

Kim Jong Un calls Trump a Dotard and the internet checks what it means and goes sounds about right "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In news thats had people all over the world reach for their dictionaries Kim Jong Un has called Trump a Dotard.

But what does it mean?

An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile according to typing define dotard into Google.

Its absolutely not a concatenation of Donald and retard. Oh no.

The full quote being Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say.

So lets take the pulse of the internet, shall we, with the best 8 tweets:

1.

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09:07

How Long Until Our Most Secret Data is Used Against Us in Court? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How long do people have until our most private data is used to formally convict us of crimes in court?

Several court cases have inched closer and closer to this all-encompassing surveillance/police state in the past, but now we seem to be on the precipice of a nightmare.

How long do we have before our private Facebook messages are used against us in court, collected at the highest levels of state surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies? How long do we have before our secretly recorded audio, phone in pocket, is used to convict us in court?

What if a person says something about, for instance, illegal psychedelic mushrooms in 2017, and in 2027, that person is convicted of a crime for selling the mushrooms 10 years later, when the laws are changed to allow convictions based on sensitive data collected through surveillance?

Its difficult to know where to start on this issue: every country has a different policy when it comes to data collection and court convictions, so to measure the worst conditions for data collection in the world, it would make sense to look at China first.

China is of course home to some of the most Orwellian, totalitarian internet censorship and surveillance on the planet. There, social media users can be imprisoned for speaking out against the state, or doing anything the state deems unlawful.

There, it is unclear whether or not private social media messages can be used in court to convict a person, but understanding how the Internet works there, it seems very likely this is already happening.

Recently, China launched its own court to deal with internet related cases.

(Image credit: China)

One website that is following this issue is titled Social Media Law Bulletin.

In South Africa, the boundary is being pushed with hacked private Facebook messages, obtained illegally, qualifying as evidence in a court case.

According to...

09:01

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis September 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook September 22. DASH/USD DASH rallied a bit during the day on Thursday, as crypto currencies in general are fairly quiet. In fact, out of the crypto currencies that I follow, DASH was the strongest performer. Because of this, I think that we continue to see buyers on dips, Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis September 22 2017

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08:57

Katter Begins Pre-Match Mind Games By Firing Adler Shotgun Into Shopfronts In Bondi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter has flown down to Sydney today to support his beloved NRL Side. First stop, Bondi Beach. The sunkissed boys from the North Queensland Cowboys are living out yet another fairytale finals dash, but history shows they a late round match against Sydney Roosters is a curveball for []

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08:55

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis September 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook September 22. ETH/USD Ethereum continues to grind sideways overall as crypto currencies have been quiet lately. This makes a lot of sense though, because quite frankly the shakeup in the crypto currency markets demand that stability comes back. Thats exactly what we are seeing, so I think its Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis September 22 2017

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08:52

Euthanasia Propaganda Video Horrifies People Into Supporting Medical Eugenics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A euthanasia propaganda film is making the rounds, spurring viral headlines to emerge such as this one from Unilad titled Euthanasia Video Of Dying Man So Horrific People Cant Watch It.

The Australian film depicts the death of a Victoria man named Greg Sims, as recalled by his daughter. He died of brain cancer.

According to 7 News:

Stop The Horror depicts the agonising death of Victorian father Greg Sims, as recalled by his daughter Nia.

It is the latest project from award-winning Snowtown director Justin Kurzel and was released on Thursday by Go Gentle Australia as part of its campaign to see assisted dying legalised.

The Victorian parliament will hold a conscience vote this year on whether to create assisted dying laws for the terminally ill.

This video is the epitome of fear-mongering. It was directed by Justin Kurzel, an Australian filmmaker known for producing horror movies. How did the Right-to-Die campaign come up with enough money to hire him to direct such a video?

Perhaps some influential people put money into it. The Victorian parliament are holding a vote on whether to create assisted dying laws? Why is that?

As the media operates in America, the Australian mainstream media, outlets such as Channel 7 or the Rupert Murdoch owned Daily Telegraph, propagandize about mandatory vaccination, euthanasia, and a host of other agendas.

An agenda of dehumanization is unfolding to state the simple truth. While people in agony who willfully choose to die instead of continue living in pain should have a right to do so, the people pushing pro-euthanasia propaganda have another agenda.

People must understand that once euthanasia is legalized, historically it leads to abuse and horrible corruption involving the lives of people who cant speak. People end up being euthanized who didnt want to die, and money is made from it.

If one researches the American Euthanasia Society for example, and its role in a network of eugenics societies from the US to Nazi Germany where coercive sterilization was....

08:44

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis September 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook September 22. BTC/USD Bitcoin went sideways again during the session on Thursday, as we continue to see the $4000 level offer a bit of noise. Ultimately, I believe that eventually the markets will continue to go higher, as we have been in an uptrend for some time, I Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis September 22 2017

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08:42

Welcome Fall quirky reclaimed wood pumpkin sign "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This summer when I painted my front door Bayberry green, I was soooo looking forward to playing with fall and Christmas decor against it! Its such a lovely natural moss green tone that just seems to go with anything. Nature never fails as inspiration, does it? So blame this project on my 2nd Starbucks pumpkin []

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08:41

Dadbag Bauchbauchtasche fr einen zweiten Bauch vor dem Bauch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Der Designer Albert Pukies hatte die vielleicht beste Bauchtaschendesign-Idee, seit dem es Bauchtaschen gibt: Bauchbauchtaschen fr einen zweiten Bauch vor dem eigenen Bauch. Zur Zeit sind die Dadbags, wie Pukies die Taschen nennt, noch eine Designstudie. Das groe Interesse im Netz lsst aber darauf schlieen, dass die Taschen schon ganz bald auch in Serie gefertigt werden und zum Kaufen zu haben sein werden. Wann genau die ersten Dadbags zu haben sind wird laut Website bald bei Facebook verkndet. Alle Bilder: Albert Pukies

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08:38

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Bearish "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price declined further and even tested the $10.00 level against the US Dollar. There is a new contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $11.00 on the hourly chart of ETC/USD (Data feed via Kraken). The pair might correct a few points in the near term, but upsides remain capped by Continue reading Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD Bearish

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08:36

This letter about 53% of UK population not identifying as religious has gone viral as it makes a great point about Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Congratulations to the increasingly entertaining letters page in the New European.

You lost, God! Get over it! Were taking back control! writes @Bowen_james.

Source: Twitter/@damocrat

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08:21

Site Manager Gives New Apprentice Run Down On His One Game Of First Grade In The 80s "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local Gosford-based construction site manager, Brucey (54) played one glorious game of football for North Sydney Bears in 1988. Alongside the likes of Les Kiss and Jason Taylor, Brucey could have been a world beater, but the politics of the club, and a few poorly looked after injuries held him back. Every single []

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08:20

Friday Afternoon Office YouTube Session Held To Ransom By Terrible Internet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact In what started out as just one bloke showing another bloke a YouTube video spiralled into half the office crowding around one computer each of them eagerly waiting their turn to suggest a cool video theyd seen recently. Productivity at Mitchell Gunn & Autofellatio, one of the French []

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08:05

Welcome to New Safecastle Website. Instructions to Activate Account "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dear Safecastle Customers

We are happy to announce our new website. Please also find below how you can re-activate your account.

How do existing members login?


We have moved all your account history from old site to new site however your safety we need you to set your new password and activate your account. We sent an account activation email yesterday (came from customerservice@safecastle.com). Once you click Activate account you just need to set a new password and...

Welcome to New Safecastle Website. Instructions to Activate Account

08:00

dreams - black bug mouth - cosmology thinking lateral movement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


it's my own fault, I 'asked' for these dreams: well, dreams of worth or value...

1) about 3am:
woke up with a big triangular moth in the room that fluttered near my face and might have landed on my mouth. Next I'm in front of the bathroom mirror and fat black shiny caterpillars or carapaced millipedes are filling my mouth. I use my fingers to wedge these things out and they clatter into the sink below. More and more appear and finally I can pull no more of them out as they're secreting this slime that starts to seal my mouth shut. I approach a fellow 'exploration team' member saying, "Fix me, I'm in a dream." and they bring out a small spinning diamond crystal that emits a needle-fine corrective beam of song.

2) about 5am:
a friend of mine shows me the (substantial) paperback they've written; lilac-coloured swirly cover-font reads Cosmology, Thinking & Lateral Movement. How man of these have you written? Oh, about THIRTY.

08:00

Someone was so bored at work they made an AT-AT out of sauce packets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is just inspired. Many of us get pretty bored at work but has your boredom ever been so creative?

I like the ice added to make the Hoth scene more realistic., writes mac2810.

So this is why they never give more than one sauce packet, says omw2fyb.

Source: Reddit

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07:54

GaiaPortal 9-18-17 Preliminaries of Gaia ascension have completed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new GaiaPortal update, which arrived a couple days ago. For myself, the fascinating part about this is the reference to Maritimes.

Now maritime means of, relating to, or adjacent to the sea. But Maritimes means the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This Wikiprdia reference adds, Following the northerly retreat of glaciers at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation over 10,000 years ago, human settlement by First Nations began in the Maritimes with Paleo-Indians during the Early Period, ending around 6,000 years ago. So there is a definite Canada First Nations connection in this message, from my view.

Well, lets see what this is, and how it plays out.

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07:20

Mexico Earthquake: Explaining Absence of Aftershocks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All Groups The bad news: NO aftershock, so far, days after deadly 7.1 quake struck Mexico [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092201, aftershock, Deadly Quake, earthquake, M7.1, Mexico City

07:07

Wild Kratts episode up for film festival award teaches about rare white bear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An episode of the popular cartoon Wild Kratts has been named a 2017 finalist in the biannual Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival competition. Drawn from a pool of over 1,000 entries competing for only 25 awards, finalists include a diverse range of entries. Wild Kratts: Spirit Bear was nominated for finalist for Best Engaging Youth Film. The mixed live video and animation film tells the story of the importance of bears and presents a popular scientific hypothesis about the origin of the white fur of the so-called spirit bear, or the Kermode bear. The spirit bear is a rare subspecies of the American black bear. The bear can be found in the central and north coastal regions of British Columbia in Canada. Mongaby interviewed Chris Kratt, who makes Wild Kratts with his brother Martin, by email. Mongabay: What led you and your brother to create Wild Kratts? Chris Kratt: Martin and I have been making wildlife programs for decades. Our previous work, like Wild Kratts, Zoboomafoo, and Be The Creature were all wholly live action, filmed in various locations around the world. When creating the Wild Kratts series, we thought what if we could make a series that utilizes both live action and animation, and combines them in a way that maximizes story elements and natural history content for the kids audience. The result is the Wild Kratts series, which looks at animals in terms of their amazing creature powers. The animated portion allows us to showcase wildlife behaviors that are difficult,

07:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD May Retest $240 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights ETH price struggled to move higher and broke an important support at $284 against the US Dollar. Yesterdays highlighted declining channel pattern with support near $270 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX) was broken. The price might continue to decline and could even trade towards the $240 level. Ethereum Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD May Retest $240

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07:00

Comic for 2017.09.22 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

06:59

Unique Study Compares Cancer Incidence & Survival between First Nations & Non-First Nations People in BC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mobile Mammography Service

Published September 22, 2017

COAST SALISH TERRITORY/VANCOUVER  The first study ever to compare the development and survival from cancer between First Nations people and non-First Nations people in British Columbia shows an overall lower incidence of the disease for First Nations people but also indicates lower survival rates for most cancers.

The study was conducted jointly by the BC Cancer Agency and First Nations Health Authority, and published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. The 1993 to 2010 data set includes Status Indian peoples only and is not inclusive of all First Nations, Mtis or Inuit peoples in BC.

The study shows both First Nations men and women experience a higher incidence of colorectal cancer, with a 22 per cent higher age-standardized incidence rate for women and 39 per cent for men. There also appears to be a trend towards increasing incidence for both sexes. More research is needed to understand the specific reasons for this elevated and increasing rate of colorectal cancer among BC First Nations.

A 92 per cent higher incidence rate of cervical cancer was observed among First Nations women. This may indicate that access to geographically available and/or culturally safe cervical cancer screening services may be a continuing barrier for First Nation women.

Incidence rates of almost all other cancers were generally similar or lower in First Nations populations compared to non-First Nation populations. Trends in incidence rates over time were also similar, with the exception of lung cancer, which is rising at a rate among First Nations that may soon overtake declining rates in non-First Nations.

First Nations people are also less likely to survive a cancer diagnosis compared to non-First Nations people. Overall, poorer survival was seen in the First Nation population in 10 of the 15 cancer types examined in women and 10 of the 12 cancer sites examined in men.

Lower survival rates could be influenced by a number of factors including challenges in access to high quality, timely, appropriate and effec...

06:58

Local Girl Takes To Social Media To Thank Nearby Beach For Turning It On For Her "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local girl, Vita Ryan (27) has posted roughly 1,452 images to Instagram over the last four years, but none as special as todays. After travelling for the last year, the aspiring PR professional returned home to her native Wollongong only to be blessed with the best weather anyone has seen a long time []

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06:08

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Extends Decline "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights Ripple price failed to move higher and traded below the $0.1750 support against the US Dollar. There are two key bearish trend lines forming with resistance near $0.1800 and $0.1880 on the hourly chart of XRP/USD (data source from Kraken). The price might correct a few points higher, but upsides remain capped by Continue reading Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Extends Decline

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06:05

A Brief History Of FAILED End Time Predictions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With the religious zealots making end times predictions for September 23rd, 2017, I thought this would be a good time to repost this article.  I can promise you that on September 24th, their claim will be added to the list by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com What can we expect the day after the end []

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06:00

Alaskans Unite for Protecting the Arctic Refuge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NPR photo

Guest Commentary

Published September 22, 2017

Im writing to respond to Arctic policy nonprofit voices support for ANWR development (September 15, 2017). The article reported that the people who live in the Arctic are the ones that are undeniably the most affected by Arctic policy decisions and should be included in the debate. I agree.

The people in the north are talking about their homelands and whats at stake the future of the Gwichin people. We are concerned about our food security and protecting it for our children and all future generations. The fate of the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the Gwichin is intertwined, what befalls the caribou, will befall the Gwichin.

We reviewed the survey results of VOICE and noticed that there were few responses received and many that were counted came from non-Native members of the community.

The Gwichin have high respect and regard for the I...
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06:00

Intuition And The Permission To Receive Guidance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Adeana M. Slater, Guest writer, In5D.com We as a collective are all moving towards intuition as becoming our soul guidance. It is the fuel in our heart and soul that speaks a louder truth than that of seen or witnessed evidence. It will take some practice and time to sharpen your own skills towards []

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06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

1.00 AUD = 0.0002 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 4.60 AUD
Converter

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

0.0010 BTC = 3.66 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0003 BTC
Converter

05:59

Womans City-Bay Fun Run run cut short for 3rd straight year after copping a massive stitch outside her trackside house "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | CONTACT A buyers agent living at the 4km mark of the City-Bay Fun Run presented by Westpac, in the Adelaide suburb of Keswick, entered herself in the race under the impression she was going to make it all the way to the finish line this year. The young woman said []

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05:42

What are you reading? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"What are you listening to" has become a pretty popular thread and I was wondering what you are reading?

I'm not reading anything particularly interesting at the moment, just changes to the tax code but I could use some suggestions for when I have a little free time. Any genre, any subject, any author.

Some of my favorites from the past are:

American Caesar, William Manchester, biography of Douglas MacArthur

Father, Son & Co., My Life at IBM and Beyond. Thomas Watson Jr. , story of...

What are you reading?

05:39

International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space [7-14 October] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Solidarity events worldwide demanding No Missile Defense
Close U.S. Bases Worldwide
No to NATO
Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing
End Privatization of Foreign/Military Policy
Convert the Military Industrial Complex
Deal with climate change and global poverty

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05:37

Benjamin Fulford 9-19-17 Urgent questions from a political prisoner [re: Leo Wanta, the DC clone situation, Preston James] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Another short Q&A piece from Benjamin. For those interested, there is a recent article by Preston regarding Leo Wanta (Ive yet to read that one).

I have heard of Mr. Wanta. He is not about to get his money. Instead he is going to join the long list of people who have been ripped off astronomical sums by the establishment in Washington DC We are going to have to put these people out of business but doing so will not get any money back.

Many people have told me about clones and cloning and there is definitely something to it However, until we have definitive disclosure on this subject, I use Occams razor and look for explanations within the mainstream world paradigm. There is beyond a doubt the use of body doubles

Yes I like [Preston James] writing and support much of what he says. Veterans today is a valuable source of opinion and intelligence on the net.

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05:34

Man Mercifully Falls Asleep Before Seeing Australia Lose Another Game Of Cricket Overnight "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Overnight, a local cricket fan says he drifted off to sleep before seeing Australia capitulate late in the piece against India last night. Thinking a good match was shaping up after the tourists managed to bowl India out for 252, Glenn Powell threw caution to the wind and said, []

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05:30

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Dives Once Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points Bitcoin cash price struggled to remain in the bullish zone and moved below $500 against the US Dollar. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $475 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken). The price is just holding the $410-420 support area, but remains Continue reading Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Dives Once Again

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05:25

Harvard Study Proves Apple Slows Down Old iPhones in Order to Sell Millions of New Models "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Harvard Study Proves Apple Slows Down Old iPhones in Order to Sell Millions of New Models For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

If you were Apple, what tricks would you utilize to increase the sales of your latest product? If you know corporations, youd know they use any possible trick they can as a generality to increase their profit: think of how huge a factor it would make in the sale of new iPhones if the old []

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05:25

Benjamin Fulford 9-20-17 Response to Calling out Ben Fulford by Anna von Reitz "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Short response by Benjamin, related to this prior Kp blog post.

Response to Calling out Ben Fulford by Anna von Reitz

http://www.paulstramer.net/2017/09/calling-out-ben-fulford.html

It is a fact that the US has been getting stuff like cars and TVs and toys sent to it for 40 years and not paying for it. The Americans owe the money for all that stuff. On the other hand, it is also true the Americans transferred their industrial infrastructure to China and other countries so deserve to be paid for that.

In any case, I agree with the judge that the corrupt corporate government is bankrupt but that the people of the United States will be just fine once they get rid of the cesspool in Washington DC. Look how well off the Russians are after getting rid of the Soviet Union.


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05:23

Despite China Fears, Years Good Bitcoin News Outweighs the Bad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin owners need to gain perspective, not succumb to doubts. The good news still far exceeds the bad.

05:16

Dustin Martin Kisses His Lucky Trolley Pole Ahead Of Tomorrows Preliminary Final "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Iconic Richmond Tigers midfielder, Dustin Martin has revealed he doesnt shy away from supersition, particularly when hes staring down the barrel at a history-making premiership. The 26-year-old product ofCambelltown in Sydneys wild south-west says hes treating Saturday nights AFL preliminary final against Greater Western Sydney at the MCG just like he would treat []

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05:09

60 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Shipwrecks Found in Dead Zone of Black Sea (Photos) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

60 fantastically preserved ancient shipwrecks were recently discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea, in an oxygen-free zone known as a dead zone.

They include galleys from various ancient empires, such as the Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman empires.

Daily Mail

Scientists were using underwater robots to survey the effects of climate change off the coast of Bulgaria when they accidentally found the graveyard of ships.

The discovery is being called truly unrivaled by experts. Several ships have features that were previously only described in written accounts, not corroborated as fact until now.

Wood carving features remained completely intact for hundreds of years. Perfectly preserved rope was found on a 2,000 year old Roman ship.

According to the Daily Mail:

The project, known Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP), involves an international team led by the University of Southamptons Centre for Maritime Archaeology.

Most of the vessels found are around 1,300 years old, but the oldest dates back to the 4th Century BC.

Blackseamap.com

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05:09

Associatoin on American Indian Affairs Announces Indigenous International Repatriation Conference "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published September 21, 2017

SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26, 2017
ISLETA RESORT AND CASINO, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

WASHINGTON Today, AAIA Board President Faith Roessel announced the convening of the Third Indigenous International Repatriation Conference on September 25th and 26th, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This years theme, Journey Home: Empowering Indigenous Indian Communities in International Repatriation, focuses on how Native communities and tribes can become more informed advocates in seeking the return of ancestors, cultural, and sacred items to their homelands.

Acoma Governor, Kurt Riley, headlines the conference with the keynote address on the Acoma Pueblos quest to regain the Acoma Shield, put up for auction in Paris, France. Brian Vallo, Director of the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, will present a joint project with the National Museum of the American Indian on guidelines for tribal communities and museums to work toward greater collaboration.

Roessel expressed, The conference has been an important centerpiece of AAIAs efforts to educate and bring like-minded individuals together. It continues AAIAs decades-long advocacy in repatriation and the protection of our cultural resources.

Conference topics include the following areas:

  • History of Repatriation Movement and Its Future
  • Gaining Insight: The Dynamics of the Tribe and Museum Relationship
  • Guidelines for Collaboration: Community and Museum
  • Lessons Learned: Case Studies in Indigenous Domestic & International Repatriation
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05:02

Digital Currency Mining May Look Much Different in 2025 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Decentralization? Renewable energy? Proof of stake? Heres what mining might look like in a few years.

05:00

Climate Change Science Implodes As IPCC Climate Models Are 'Totally Wrong' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A stunning new science paper authored by climate change alarmists and published in the science journal Nature Geoscience has just broken the back of the climate change hoax.

The paper, authored by Myles R. Allen, Richard J. Millar and others, reveals that global warming climate models are flat wrong, having been deceptively biased toward worst case warming predictions that now turn out to be paranoid scare mongering.

The paper, entitled, Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C, concludes that the global warming long feared and hyped by everyone from Al Gore to CNN talking heads was based on faulty software models that dont stand up to actual measured temperatures in the real world.

In technical jargon, the paper explains, We show that limiting cumulative post-2015 CO2 emissions to about 200GtC would limit post-2015 warming to less than 0.6C in 66% of Earth system model members.

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04:45

Stay Tuned: David says Disclosure may happen faster "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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By David Wilcock   Sept. 18, 2017

I am enjoying a much-needed break in Canada and have just recently gotten out of an internet blackout zone. Its nice to have access again, I must say!

There are some very fascinating developments that may move in favor of disclosure happening bigger and faster than we had anticipated. I hope we will be able to talk about some of them soon enough. We may very well see things move much faster than the alleged Partial Disclosure scenario.

At the same time, the loyal opposition wants both Corey and me gone more than ever. We have been given very specific information about the nature and severity of the threats. It has never been more perilous. This is not a joke.

We are not going to be actively hunted down, so we are told, but if there is a window of opportunity where either of us are in the right place at the right time, they feel they Must make an effort to do it.

This could actually take the form of a larger violent event that just so happens to occur wherever either of us might be. Thankfully the Alliance is aware of this and has our backs like never before. I havent personally seen anything or anyone but am aware that this greater protection now exists.

I dont get the sense that there are any windows for such incidents where I am now, but this has definitely been unsettling. As a result I have kept fairly quiet and am just trying to enjoy some vacation time.

The shamanic principle of Using Death as an Advisor has been useful for me. I am looking at my life and thinking about what works and what doesnt, what can be changed and how to accomplish that for the greater good. There is a whole lot of movement going on right now and I feel calm and secure.

I am choosing to focus on the positives of the news we are hearing. At some point soon I will summarize the developments over the last month, as there are a huge number of tangible signposts that we are seeing some action take place.

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04:38

Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Hurricanes and Earthquakes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Washington, DC "I got tired of all these disasters upstaging me and getting all the press. It was time SOMEBODY stood up and did something about all these hurricanes and earthquakes EVERY YEAR! Well, now it will be illegal for that to happen. TAKE TH...

04:33

Faith XLVII Aurum Limited Edition Print September 22nd "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just in time for the Equinox this upcoming Friday, weve teamed up with Faith XLVII to work on a brand new limited edition print.

This silkscreen print is based on the new performance work AURUM. A collaborative work created by Inka Kendzia, Manthe Ribane and Faith XLVII.
The inaugural performance was at the recent opening of Urban Nation Museum in Berlin with the second performance in Miami this December.

This print is a limited edition of 47, it measures 50 x 80 cm, stamped & signed, six layer silkscreen print with additional hand finishing and varnish, deckled edged. Aurum is priced at 200 and limited at 1 per household.

Aurum will be available at 6.30PM UK on Friday, September 22nd in our store.

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04:33

10 Foods You Should Eat Daily For Clean Arteries "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Healthy & Tasty Recipes

The other day my dad went to see his doctor. My dad was scheduled to receive results from his latest blood test, but they didnt turn out as he had hoped. The doctor told my dad that he had high cholesterol. A previous test had revealed he also had high blood pressure. High cholesterol and high blood pressure are contributors toward clogged arteries.

Your arteries are blood vessels responsible for the transportation of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A normal artery will be strong, flexible, and elastic. On the other hand, progressive clogging of the arteries is a serious condition called atherosclerosis. It is the major cause of cardiovascular disease, which includes peripheral vascular disease, strokes, and heart attacks.


In the U.S., cardiovascular disease is considered the leading cause of death, claiming approximately 600,000 lives every year. It is also known as a silent killer since the condition does not cause any symptoms. That is, until the problem becomes more severe.
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04:18

An Equinox Is Coming! Calculate Your Personal Year Number And See What It Reveals About You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Simple Capacity

September is the month when we are halfway through the cycle of 12 zodiacs, an Equinox comes and it holds the vibration of number 9. In numerology, it means September is the only month of the year when the energies are intensified.

So, Calculate your Personal Year Number first and find out what September 2017 will bring to you.


Working out Your Personal Year Number:

For Example: my birthday is December 21th

Reduce the numbers down to single digits: 12 (month) becomes: 1+2=3

21 (day) becomes: 2+1=3 (if its higher than 1 digit number, say 2+9=11, then you add 1+1=2)

Then add these two numbers together to get: 3+3=6
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04:09

Extra Sensitive to Changes in Weather? You Could Be Geosentient "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Tanaaz; Forever Conscious

Lately there has been a noticeable increase in natural disasters all around the world. In fact, since the Solar Eclipse in August it seems that every week there has been either an earthquake, a flood or a hurricane.

According to astrologers, Solar Eclipses can disrupt the natural cycles and weather patterns of the planet. The Solar Eclipse was also a huge energetic reset point for all of us too, and it seems that Mother Earth is also feeling these shifts.

We are all connected so when there is a shift or chaos in our own lives, Earth is going to feel it and just the same, where there is a shift on Earth we are going to feel it too.


With all of these natural disasters happening lately, it seems that the planet is definitely responding to something or guiding us to see something in our own lives.

There is also a psychic energy that comes along with these natural disasters and a fluctuation of frequencies that can cause highly sensitive people or empaths to feel out of sorts.
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04:04

Scientists Find Evidence of a Multidimensional Universe Inside Our Brain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Ivan Petricevic; UPLIFT

There is More to Us Than You May Have Realized...

With the help of mathematical methods of algebraic topology, scientists have found structures and multidimensional geometric spaces in human brain networks. A new study has demonstrated that the human brain contains structures and shapes that may have up to 11 dimensions.

Experts have previously stated how human brains are estimated to contain a staggering 86 billion neurons, including several connections from each cell, expanding and connecting in every possible direction, producing a super-vast cellular network that somehow makes us capable of thought and consciousness, reports an article at Science Alert.


Now, an international team of researchers gathered around the Blue Brain Project has obtained results that have never before been observed in the world of neuroscience, according to the research written in the journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.
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04:01

To the Moon! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

To the Moon!

Youve Never Seen Anything Like This

Dear Reader,

Unless youre one of the lucky few to buy an Internet stock in the 1980s, youve never had an opportunity like this.

When we began covering Bitcoin at $13 in 2012, I wanted to find a publicly-traded vehicle to make it easy for our members to have exposure.

Little did I know at the time that it would take another 5 years to find a legitimate opportunity. 

Keep in mind that back in 2012, it wasnt easy to buy and sell Bitcoin I had to personally meet a guy at a local Starbucks with $10,000 of cash in my pocket to do my first transaction.

Then, in 2017, due to my own laziness, I lost about $40,000 in Bitcoin that was parked in an exchange whose domain was seized by the U.S.

Here is the thing with Bitcoin: you need to keep it in cold storage, off the exchanges, and protect it well.

Its not as turnkey as many of us would like, simply due to the fact that its still in its infancy, though much has happened since it was introduced and released into the world in 2009. Of course, what many of us have desired is an easy, safe, and secure way to have exposure to the sector without the hassle of having to keep track of a 24-word passcode or cold storage key. 

This is why I think HIVE Blockchain Technologies is so important.

I want to have direct exposure to not only the top cryptocurrencies, I want to be part of a business that is literally at the heart of the blockchain itself specifically Ethereum
 
For Ethereum, we predict that it will surpass Bitcoin in market size within the next 6 months!

Ethereum is to the blockchain what Google is to the Internet.

When I met with data scientists from Microsoft, ExxonMobil, and Chevron last....

04:00

Enjoy Cherokee Day at Eastern Trails Museum on Sept. 30 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Eastern Trails Museum

Published September 21, 2017

VINITA, OKLAHOMA Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more at the Eastern Trails Museum on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Cherokee Day begins at 10 a.m. with opening remarks by Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Speaker Victoria Vasquez. The family-friendly event runs until 2 p.m. and features live music and cultural demonstrations from Cherokee National Treasures.

This event is a great way to preserve and promote Cherokee history, culture and art, said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. Our National Treasures have made a heartfelt commitment to mastering and teaching their crafts, and we look forward to having them share that with the visitors at the Eastern Trails Museum. This is just one way we hope to ensure our story is not forgotten and our traditions continue to thrive for generations to come.

The special event includes a book signing for the recently released Cherokee National Treasures book. The signing begins at noon with multiple artists featured in Cherokee National Treasures in Their Own Words.

Cultural demonstrations include basketry, pottery, flint-knapping and traditional hunting bows.

The Eastern Trails Museum offers several Craig County-focused exhibits, including one that pays tribute to Cherokee influence throughout the county. The Cherokee Nation recently donated a traditional Cherokee bow made by Cherokee National Treasure Richard Fields to add to the collection.

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04:00

Pacific Northwest Resident Documents Metallic Fibers Falling from Sky "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the term geoengineering creeps evermore into public consciousness, people are being persuaded that weather modification schemes will play an important role in public safety as a response to climate change.

Most people are behind the curve on this issue, though, as independent journalists and private individuals have for years been documenting what is is happening in our skies.

For the last several years, a Washington state resident has been documenting geoengineerinng activity in the skies over the Olympic Peninsula, reporting on unnatural cloud formations, atmospheric spraying, and electromagnetic warfare testing by the Navy.

In addition to the obvious manipulations of the sky at large, she has documented an abundance of mysterious white fibrous materials falling from the sky.


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03:58

Trump signs executive order to target foreign banks doing business with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that gives the US broad new powers to sanction individuals, companies and financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea. I am announcing a new executive order to sign that significantly expands authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea, Trump said.

Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Koreas efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind, he told reporters. The announcement by Trump was made ahead of a luncheon meeting with the leaders of Japan and South Korea on the UN sidelines. Trump also said that Chinas Central Bank had ordered other Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea. READ MORE

03:53

California School Board Says Allowing Opt-Out of Discussions on Gender Identity Would Be Discriminatory "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Officials with a school board in California that recently drew controversy after a kindergarten teacher read two books to students about transgender issues stated during a meeting on Monday that allowing opt-outs of discussions on gender identity and homosexuality would be discriminatory. While the Rocklin Academy School Board agreed to provide advance notice about such discussions, it asserted in a

revised policy that to allow parents to opt-out their children on the basis of characteristics of protected classes (e.g., race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and disabilities) creates a discriminatory environment that is prohibited by law. In some cases, when the matter conflicts with student privacy rights, parents might not be provided with all of the details and reasoning for the lesson or discussion. READ MORE

03:45

Pedophiles Decapitated Corpse Found On Judges Doorstep After Bail Hearing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Pedophiles Decapitated Corpse Found On Judges Doorstep After Bail Hearing


The headless corpse that was found on a judge's doorstep has been identified as belonging to a pedophile who was recently allowed to walk free.
 
 
 

The decapitated corpse that was found on a judges doorstep in Dallas, Texas has been identified as belonging to a notorious pedophile who was recently allowed to walk free on bail by the judge, according to reports.

William Smith, 28, from Dallas, Texas was discovered in the early hours of Tuesday morning, decapitated and slumped against the front door of the judge who had granted him bail in August.

Smith was arrested last month following allegations by his then girlfriend that he had raped her 8-year-old daughter.

After a police investigation in which Smith was found in possession of child pornography, he was arrested on two counts related to child pornography and one count of child molestation.

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03:40

Rapper Who Lynched White Child In Video Gets Knocked Out Live On Stage (Suck it up tough guy) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The rapper who released a video featuring the lynching of a white toddler wasn't able to do much when confronted by an angry vigilante live on stage.

 
 
 

The rapper who released a video featuring the lynching of a white toddler wasnt able to do much when confronted by an angry vigilante live on stage.

A video, which has gone viral, shows the rapper, Xxxtentacion,  performing a concert in North Park Observatory in San Diego, California when a concertgoer rushed the stage and punched him square in his face, knocking him out cold.

Xxxtentacion, who was tough enough to hang a toddler, wasnt so tough that night as his security team were forced to step in and save him, TMZ reported.

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03:39

Mixed Lactobacillus plantarums strains inhibit Staphylococcus aureus induced inflammation and ameliorate intestinal microflora in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017:7476467. Epub 2017 Jul 27. PMID: 28819629 Abstract Title:  Mixed Lactobacillus plantarum Strains Inhibit Staphylococcus aureus Induced Inflammation and Ameliorate Intestinal Microflora in Mice. Abstract:  Objective. Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that causes intestinal infection. We examined the immunomodulatory function of single and mixed Lactobacillus plantarum strains, as well as their impacts on the structure of the microbiome in mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus. The experiment was divided into three groups: protection, treatment, and control. Serum IFN- and IL-4 levels, as well as intestinal sIgA levels, were measured during and 1 week after infection with Staphylococcus aureus with and without Lactobacillus plantarum treatment. We used 16s rRNA tagged sequencing to analyze microbiome composition. IFN-/IL-4 ratio decreased significantly from infection to convalescence, especially in the mixed Lactobacillus plantarum group. In the mixed Lactobacillus plantarum group the secretion of sIgA in the intestine of mice (9.4-9.7ug/mL) was significantly higher than in the single lactic acid bacteria group. The dominant phyla in mice are Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, and Proteobacteria. Treatment with mixed lactic acid bacteria increased the anti-inflammatory factor and the secretion of sIgA in the intestine of mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus and inhibited inflammation.

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03:36

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/22/2017 Bears Are Back on Track! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin price bounced off the resistance of the descending trend line and area of interest, setting its sights on the next potential support levels.

The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/22/2017 Bears Are Back on Track! appeared first on NEWSBTC.

03:29

TWISTED Spiritual AWARENESS PT3 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Well, folks! We are the generations which will see these storms. We are witnessing them now! NOW for the part that will piece this all together. Theres a dirty little secret! Why would The Bible specifically speak of worshiping angels? Because GOD knows the end to the beginning. DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF TIMES Ephesians []

03:27

Woman Claims She Has Captured Picture Of Angel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A woman snapped a photo she says is an angel ascending into heaven. While riding in our truck with my husband Jeffery, who was driving, I noticed a very bright flash of light, I originally dismissed it as lighting because it was lightly raining at the time, but the flashing continued even after the rain stopped. I say a flash, but it was more like a light with an echo effect that caught my attention. It seemed to be a beckoning light. I asked my husband did he see it. It took him a few looks before he actually saw it

flicker. Then he said, Yeah, I see it, but what is it? I told him I did not know, but that it keeps flashing at me. He said, Take a picture on your phone, so I did, Youlanda Pope Britten tells Charisma News. For me it was confirmation that everything was going to be all right. I had been praying and asking God for his help with our everyday issues in life. My thoughts at the time were: Why is it that we are always there for everyone else, but when we need something, there is no one there for us to depend on? she continues. READ MORE

03:15

Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Plan To Form Libertarian Country "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin millionaires Olivier Janssens and Roger Ver have announced plans to form a new country, based on libertarian principles. According to Janssens: We have backing of over 100 million USD in private capital and are committed to [...]

03:15

Oral administration of Lactobacillus plantarum contributes to prevention of gut inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2017 Aug 24. Epub 2017 Aug 24. PMID: 28849048 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus plantarum LPOnlly alters the gut flora and attenuates colitis by inducing microbiome alteration in interleukin10 knockout mice. Abstract:  The association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and gut microbes has been widely investigated. Our previous study demonstrated that Lactobacillus plantarum LPOnlly (LP) applied as a probiotic altered the gut flora and attenuated colitis in interleukin (IL)10 knockout (IL10/) mice. In the present study, metagenome sequencing was performed to investigate the gut microbiome in IL10/mice and the influence of oral administration of LPon microbial composition. Metagenomics sequencing was performed to investigate the influence of IBD on the gut microbiome with and without LP treatment. The alteration of the abundances of various taxonomic and functional groups were investigated across these gut microbiomes. The present study demonstrates that Akkermansia muciniphila was significantly enriched in IL10/ mice, and bacteroides were significantly increased following LP administration. In addition, the phylum Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes were significantly influenced by LP administration. Further characterization of functional capacity revealed that in the gut metagenomes of IL10/mice, genes encoding cell cycle control, replication, recombination, repair and cell envelope biogenesis were decreased, but intracellular trafficking, secretion, and vesicular transport were increased. The present findings indicate that the gut metagenome is associated with IBD, and oral administration of LP contributes to prevention of gut inflammation, providing insight into the treatment of IBD.

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03:11

Temer uses controversial deforestation data in speech to UN "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Representatives of more than 150 civil society organizations gathered in Brasilia on Tuesday (19 September) to protest over the speech made by Brazilian president Michel Temer on Monday (18 September) at the opening of 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. In his speech, Temer said: Deforestation is a question that worries us, especially in Amazonia. We have concentrated attention and resources on this question and I now bring you the good news that the first available figures [for this year] indicate a fall of over 20 percent in deforestation in [Amazonia]. Temers speech appears to have been intended to re-assure the international community, which has strongly criticized the environmental and indigenous policies of his administration over the past few months. We have returned to the good path and we will continue along this path, Temer told the Assembly. Brazilian president Michel Temer speaks before the UN General Assembly on Monday, September 18. Photo courtesy of the United Nations.Brazil In June, Norway gave a stern warning to Temer on his visit to Oslo that Brazil could lose millions of dollars from the Amazon Fund if Brazils deforestation continued to rise. In August, the outcry after Temer signed a presidential decree to abolish a gigantic national reserve in the Amazon was so great that Temer had to issue a second decree, clarifying the first. Eventually, a federal judge annulled both decrees. In his address, Temer also stressed Brazils contribution to combatting global warming. My country and it

03:07

Is Brazil bracing for the next huge storm? Water disappears from beaches in Guaratuba, Brazil "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Scientists say, the ocean receding phenomenon is due to a huge storm sucking up the waters, building up the storm surge.

This is however the fourth time that such an anomalous tidal effect is recorded along the Atlantic coast of Brazil and prior of Uruguay. And I doubt that each time a giant hurricane the power of Irma was the cause. I havent heard of any. So whats going on along the Atlantics South American coast?

Water disappears from beaches in Guaratuba, Brazil on September 21 2017

The Atlantic water receding phenomenon started in August 2017 in Uruguay, than in Brazil.

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03:04

Feds warn of Mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases could invade 75% of America "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mosquitoes capable of spreading serious and potentially deadly diseases such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever could invade about three-quarters of mainland United States, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have warned. The CDC, a US federal agency, has previously warned that climate change could affect human health in many ways including increasing the number of disease carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, it revealed maps

showing areas where the habitat was suitable for two particular species of mosquito, Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus to survive. A study found 71 percent of countries in the 48 contiguous states were suitable for aegypti and 75 percent could support albopictus. The paper said the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses in particular represented a growing public health threat in parts of the United States where they are established. READ MORE

 

03:03

Tassie Protestor Says Abbott Was Lucky He Didnt Get Him With His Other Head As Well "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Tasmanian police will investigate Tony Abbotts claim that he was headbutted by a Tasmanian in Hobart on Thursday after the former Oxford university boxer, turned former prime minister lodged a formal complaint. However, Mr Abbott only made his complaint to police when they phoned him after learning of the incident via media interviews when hes slow-paced []

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03:00

Try this Yoga Practice to Deal with our Chaotic World. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By spending time releasing what is stored in our bodies and dealing with our own uncomfortable feelings, we can grow.

03:00

Climate Model Projections Significantly Diverge from Paleoclimate Analogs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Renee Hannon Introduction Over the past million years, our Earth displays a rhythmic beat when exiting full glacial cycles and entering interglacial warm periods. The characteristics and duration of these systematic warm periods provide an excellent dataset to help prognoses of future climate patterns. Astronomical Milankovitch cycles play a major role and trigger internal

03:00

Does My Baby Need A Routine? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many new mummies are scared out of their wits that if they dont start a routine as soon as their baby is born they are cursing themselves to a life of no sleep! You have likely been told you are creating a rod for your own back if you decide to go with the flow, but let me share a few things about routines with you

Babies Are Surprisingly Flexible

When you have more than one child you realise that (most) babies are more flexible than youd been led to believe. Whilst you may be able to let your first and only babies routine dictate your whole life, this is not possible when you have more children.

If you have older kids to get to daycare or school or playgroup your baby is just going to have to fit in. And once you try this you realise that they actually fit in quite well.

Toddlers? Not so much...

It won't be long before your catnapping baby becomes a tyrannical dictator of a toddler and you might have no choice but to plan your life around nap time. For now, enjoy your (relative) freedom.

Luckily toddlers tend to have one big sleep in the middle of the day rather a nap every hour or two, which makes it easier to fit other things into your life too.

Routines Are Great For (Some) Mums

I would have loved all my babies to sleep like clockwork, I really would. If I knew I could guarantee a two-hour sleep at lunchtime I would schedule the whole entire world around it. But my babys never signed the contract.

Whilst I would love the predictability and structure, other mothers would suffocate! Mothers are actually just human beings (who knew!?) We are all different - some mothers love plans and some mothers prefer spontaneity and adventure. And for those mothers routines are going to be stifling.

Some Babies Love Routine

Some dont! Whilst tiny babies will generally sleep anywhere, some will sleep more and be more content if you try and stick to the schedule. Other babies are totally go-with-the-flow and are happy to cat nap wherever they find themselves.

The Solution?

Get to know yourself and your baby and find some happy medium that works for both you of you. Either way, you arent ruining your baby for life.

02:56

So, you F*cked UpBig Timehow to Handle the Aftermath. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The only thing worse than making a terrible decision is sticking with the decision just because you made it in the first place.

02:56

Equinox Unity Meditation Friday September 22nd at 8:02 PM GMT "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Ada ShawNow that the Emergency Hurricane meditation has been successful.and we are currently engaged in daily meditations at 2:30 PM UTC to calm storms Talim (which is expected to hit China, Taiwan and Japan in the coming weekend) and Doksuri (known as Maring in the Philippines, which had dumped heavy rain on Manila and nearby provinces earlier this week, causing widespread flooding and landslides).
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02:51

Lactobacillus plantarum strains can enhance human mucosal and systemic immunity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Immunol. 2017 ;8:1000. Epub 2017 Aug 23. PMID: 28878772 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus plantarum Strains Can Enhance Human Mucosal and Systemic Immunity and Prevent Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Induced Reduction in T Regulatory Cells. Abstract:  Orally ingested bacteria interact with intestinal mucosa and may impact immunity. However, insights in mechanisms involved are limited. In this randomized placebo-controlled cross-over trial, healthy human subjects were given Lactobacillus plantarum supplementation (strain TIFN101, CIP104448, or WCFS1) or placebo for 7days. To determine whether L. plantarum can enhance immune response, we compared the effects of three stains on systemic and gut mucosal immunity, by among others assessing memory responses against tetanus toxoid (TT)-antigen, and mucosal gene transcription, in human volunteers during induction of mild immune stressor in the intestine, by giving a commonly used enteropathic drug, indomethacin [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)]. Systemic effects of the interventions were studies in peripheral blood samples. NSAID was found to induce a reduction in serum CD4(+)/Foxp3 regulatory cells, which was prevented by L. plantarum TIFN101. T-cell polarization experiments showed L. plantarum TIFN101 to enhance responses against TT-antigen, which indicates stimulation of memory responses by this strain. Cell extracts of the specific L. plantarum strains provoked responses after WCFS1 andTIFN101 consumption, indicating stimulation of immune responses against the specific bacteria. Mucosal immunomodulatory effects were studied in duodenal biopsies. In small intestinal mucosa, TIFN101 upregulated genes associated with maintenance of T- and B-cell function and antigen presentation. Furthermore, L. plantarum TIFN101 and WCFS1 downregulated immunological pathways involved in antigen presentation and shared downregulation of snoRNAs, which may suggest cellular destabilization, but may also be an indicator of tissue repair. Full sequencing of the L. plantarum strains revealed possible gene clusters that might be responsible for the differential biological effects of the bacteria on host immunity. In conclusion, the impact of oral consumption L. plantarum on host immunity is strain dependent and involves responses against bacterial cell components. Some strains may enhance specific responses against pathogens by enhancing antigen presentation and leukocyte maintenance in mucosa. In future studies and clinical settings, caution should be taken in selecting beneficial bacteria as closely related strains can have different effects. Our data show that specific bacterial strains can prevent immune stress induced by commonly consumed painkillers such as NSAID and can have enhancing beneficial effects on immunity of consumers b...

02:49

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in California "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world. Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice.

Realize this, extremely violent times will come, a mans voice boomed, according to a video of the alert. Laflamme said she was alarmed. It almost sounded like Hitler talking, she said. It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television. Erin Mireles of Diamond Bar was watching the BRAVO network on Spectrums cable system when her show was interrupted by the alert. READ MORE

02:45

Dazed Tony Abbott Lucky That Tasmanian Only Attacked Him With One Head "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Doctors say that Tony Abbott is fortunate that an irate Tasmanian was only able to headbutt him with one of his heads in an attack on the former PM in Hobart last night.

Tony could have sustained very serious injuries from a proper apple buster if his assailant had managed to connect with both of his heads, said Dr Bernice Derwent, chief neurosurgeon at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Fortunately were used to treating headbutt injuries in our casualty department, especially on windy days.

The debate about the SSM survey has been particularly divisive in Tasmania, where many voters have one head that wants to vote YES and another that wants to vote NO.

Allowing same sex marriage is a slippery slope that will end with people who arent relatives being allowed to get married, claimed Tasmanian senator Eric Abetz. Im especially against lesbians being allowed to marry. Last time I looked my atlas contained a map of the mainland and a map of Tasmania, not two maps of Tassie.

Peter Green
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Come see the (un)Australians new live show Annus Horribilis at Sydney Fringe Comedy September 26th, 28th and 30th

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02:40

Data Visualisation with 1 Billion Shazam Music Recognitions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Shazams in San Francisco

While at university, I joined Shazam as part time web developer. I stayed at Shazam for 5 enjoyable years. This post is about one hackday project I worked on. The project involves plotting one billion Shazam recognitions onto a blank canvas, and then observing the result.

This post also touches upon the process I used to create the visuals.

What is a Shazam recognition

Think of a Shazam recognition like this. You open up Shazam, the mobile app, and have it listen for a piece of music thats playing in the background. A recognition is the successful identification of the song.

Location data

A user may opt-in to sharing their location data with Shazam. Shazam then makes some of the anonymised location data (latitude and longitude) available to employees, depending on their use case.

Having anonymised location data to visualise was a cool experience. It taught me a lot about processing large datasets, visualisations which tell a story, and visualisations which look pretty but dont do anything else.

The visualisation

One thing you need to know, all visualisations follow this idea: One dot represents one successful recognition. Dots are plotted onto a geographical coordinate system. This is not the same as taking a Google Map and then plotting location markers over it.

Chicago, London, New York, FullZoomed into New York

I have used colour to differentiate between Android and iOS. Can you guess which is which? Hint: Look at the major cities. Which device type do you think is prevalent there?

  • Android: Red
  • iOS: Blue

If you look closely the the dot maps, you can notice clear definitions for the roads. This can be explained by passengers who are Shazaming music playing from car speakers.

I also made maps with alternative colour schemes.

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02:37

Why Im Suing the FCC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After over four months of confusion, controversy, and complete failures of Cybersecurity 101, the Federal Communication Commissions Restoring Internet Freedom proposala set of rule-changes that could dismantle Net Neutrality and forever alter the fabric of the internetended up with 22,149,776 online public comments in response.

But we still dont know how many of those were left by actual people.

In short, thats why I began an investigation that has resulted in this lawsuit.

To tell the long story, lets first review what happened over the last several months:

  • FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai announced a proposed rule to change broadband internet regulation from Title II to Title I, along with a period for the public to leave comments that could shape the agencys final decision.
  • On the same day the Restoring Internet Freedom fact sheet was released, another public notice issuing guidance on how to comment on the proceeding was released, which stated we anticipate that some may wish to submit a large number of comments from multiple individuals, each with the same or similar content and we anticipate that during some periods of the comment cycle, ECFS [Electronic Comment Filing System] may experience much higher volumes of traffic, and that some of this traffic may be malicious in nature.
  • John Oliver called on his viewers to comment against the proposal, only for the FCC website to crash in what may (or may not) have been a coordinated cyberattack.
  • Public comments under real peoples names were found to have been posted without their knowledge.
  • Multiple analyses claimed that up to millions of comments (pro- or anti-) were likely faked......

02:32

Meg Benedicte ~ EQUINOX GATEWAY IS OPEN! Global Meditation 9/22/17 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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We are currently experiencing the aftermath of Augusts life-changing cosmic events. The recent Leo Solar Eclipse caused a global shift in power that is shaking up status quo. There are those rising in new positions of authentic leadership, while others driven by ego grandiosity fall away.

There is a sense of restructuring occurring at all levels of life. What requires dismantling and rebuilding in your world? Since the March Equinox, there has been massive decomposition of the human hybrid genetic codes and patterns, outdated or destructive timelines and distorted beliefs/emotions. With 5 bodies in Virgo including last nights New Moon, there exists the opportunity to create order out of chaos!

Amidst all this rebuilding arrives the Equinox Stargate on September 22nd. After 6 months of decomposing, the Libra Equinox launches the extraordinary rebirthing of the galactic crystalline light body. Adding to the mix is another solar flare expected to arrive on Friday, triggering another magnetic field adjustment. We are the Children of the Sunour time has arrived!

During the Equinox Gateway when the sun aligns with the eq...

02:32

Yankton Sioux Tribe Wants Answers for Tasing of Tribal Elder by South Dakota Police "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yankton Sioux Tribal Elder Raymond Cournoyer Sr. beat and tased by South Dakota law enforcement. Photos from Facebook

Published September 21, 2017

WAGNER, SOUTH DAKOTA The Yankton Sioux Tribe, based in Wagner, South Dakota, is seeking answers as to why one its elders was beaten and tased by South Dakota law enforcement last weekend.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 17, 2017, one of the Yanton Sioiux tribal elders, Raymond Cournoyer Sr., was rushing to be at his mothers side as she was making her journey to the spirit world.  Mr. Cournoyer never made it to share her final moments.

South Dakota law enforcement captured beating tribal elder.

Instead, he was stopped by South Dakota Highway patrol officer, Fisher, along with City of Wagner Police Officer, Eli Kuhlman, as soon as he arrived at the Good Samaritan Center. Although Mr. Cournoyer verbally informed officer Fisher of his intentions to see his dying mother, he was only able to take a few steps before Fischer grabbed him from behind and pushed him against the vehicle. By this time officer Eli Kuhlman arrived on the scene where he then grabbed Mr. Cournoyer slammed him to the ground face first and tased him. Both officers then placed him in handcuffs.

Mr. Cournoyer is a 64-year-old Army veteran who has been drug and alcohol free for over 30 years.  He is a widely respected member of both Yankton Sioux and Wagner communities. He posed no threat to anyone.

The tribe calls this type of excessive forces was uncalled for. There are available pictures from the Cournoyer family that show the physical aftermath of Officer Kuhlmans use of force upon Mr. Cournoyer.

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02:30

Damning Evidence Cuba Launched A Sci-Fi Weapon At US Diplomats "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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They mostly come at night the attacks from Cuba. Mostly. And many victims never noticed anything odd while others noticed a strange vibration or sound.

It all started in the fall of 2016. Several of the affected diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of Barack Obamas reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. The Daily Mail reported that one diplomat described being jolted awake in a Havana hotel room by a grinding, blaring cacophony. When he moved a few feet across the room, the noise stopped. When he got back into bed, the agonizing sound hit him again; as if, he told doctors, he had walked through some invisible wall cutting straight down the middle of his room.

Whether they heard anything or not, the consequences have been unmistakable symptoms ranging from nosebleeds, nausea, dizziness and severe headaches to mild brain damage and permanent hearing or memory loss. Oddly, as soon as some of the victims left Cuba, they stopped hearing noises.  Daily Mail

Or, as some say, maybe it isnt as odd as wed expect given the astonishing explanation that has surfaced as to why at least 21 U.S. diplomats, as well as others from Canada, have been brought low while serving in Communist Havana. Although America hasnt officially pointed any finger at the likely culprit, Washington believes they were victims of a secret sonic weapon blasted their way by the Cuban government.

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Damning Evidence Cuba Launched A Sci-Fi Weapon At US Diplomats "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

cubasonicweapon

They mostly come at night the attacks from Cuba. Mostly. And many victims never noticed anything odd while others noticed a strange vibration or sound.

It all started in the fall of 2016. Several of the affected diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of Barack Obamas reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. The Daily Mail reported that one diplomat described being jolted awake in a Havana hotel room by a grinding, blaring cacophony. When he moved a few feet across the room, the noise stopped. When he got back into bed, the agonizing sound hit him again; as if, he told doctors, he had walked through some invisible wall cutting straight down the middle of his room.

Whether they heard anything or not, the consequences have been unmistakable symptoms ranging from nosebleeds, nausea, dizziness and severe headaches to mild brain damage and permanent hearing or memory loss. Oddly, as soon as some of the victims left Cuba, they stopped hearing noises.  Daily Mail

Or, as some say, maybe it isnt as odd as wed expect given the astonishing explanation that has surfaced as to why at least 21 U.S. diplomats, as well as others from Canada, have been brought low while serving in Communist Havana. Although America hasnt officially pointed any finger at the likely culprit, Washington believes they were victims of a secret sonic weapon blasted their way by the Cuban government.

After months of investigation, U.S. officials concluded that the diplomats had been exposed to an advanced device that operated outside the range of...

02:15

Soph Tells Showboating Blake To Pull His Fucken Head In And Stop Being A Halfwit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

INGRID DOULTON | Womens Issues | CONTACT Well after a spicy opening episode on Wednesday, Sophie Monk and her merry gang of toxic meatheads did not disappoint on the second serving. The blokes were in testosterone hyperdrive as they peacocked and weaseled themselves towards alpha status, by both undermining each other and also intimidating Sophie with their unwarranted []

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02:12

China Doesnt Like Bitcoin, Shouldnt Be a Problem "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Youd have to have been living under a rock recently to have not noticed that the whole crypto world is abuzz about China, and their pending regulation. Theres been a whole lot of fear and uncertainty spread with claims ranging from the highly optimistic any ban will be temporary, and affect initial coin offerings Continue reading China Doesnt Like Bitcoin, Shouldnt Be a Problem

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02:08

Rocket Mass Heater On Steroids "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is the final design of the rocket mass heater for the aquaponic geodesic dome greenhouse. It goes a bit above-and-beyond what the typical heater does!

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02:00

Amazon.com caught selling illegal FULL AUTO gun parts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In case you missed it, this was an article floating around last week. Amazon has since removed the part but it does make one wonder. I know that the owner of Amazon is very left leaning but I never thought I would have to rethink my purchases.

The headline read:
Amazon.com caught selling illegal FULL AUTO gun parts in ATF sting to convict its own customers with felony crimes

I do not believe it was a sting operation in cahoots with the...

Amazon.com caught selling illegal FULL AUTO gun parts

01:57

Elephant will vanish unless You do This. (no hype, sadly) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

>>>> If youd like to help save Elephant: elephantjournal.com/best (free) Its our only way of offering our articles to you.   After years of building a nationally-prominent Facebook following (3x bigger than, say, MSNBCwere at 5 million fans on 60 pages) we are now getting just 14 readers per moment on our number 1 hit []

01:54

Historical Timeline Trigger Events ~ Lisa Rene, Energetic Synthesis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

August 2017

Historical Timeline Trigger Events

Lisa Renee

Dear Ascending Family,

This month we have an increased opportunity to break through our amnesiac barriers and memory wiping, to regain personal knowledge that connects us with the truth of our own experience, at individual, collective and galactic levels. Our higher spiritual identity exists beyond the energy reversals and siphoning machinery that generates the false AI timelines in the descending matrix. As a natural part of spiritual Ascension, we are intersecting with an opening where the true historical record can be more easily recovered.  Our higher consciousness body may be surfacing memories that need to be felt, witnessed and reintegrated. The opportunity during this time is to become freed from the impacts of the lower matrices of the dimensional blending experiments of the NAA, and to exist above the artificial grids of the AI timeline network. To support this process we will take a helicopter ride over some of the most impactful Historical Timeline Trigger Events, to help us recover our memories and return any parts of ourselves that we can recollect at this time.

Thus, our ascending body may be processing some very complex energies as we start to remember the emotions or sensations that we may have experienc...

01:51

The current results suggest alcohol's potential involvement in malignant progression of breast cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Oncol. 2017 Jan ;50(1):49-65. Epub 2016 Dec 9. PMID: 27959387 Abstract Title:  Long-term exposure of MCF-7 breast cancer cells to ethanol stimulates oncogenic features. Abstract:  Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for breast cancer. Little is known regarding the mechanism, although it is assumed that acetaldehyde or estrogen mediated pathways play a role. We previously showed that long-term exposure to 2.5 mM ethanol (blood alcohol ~0.012%) of MCF-12A, a human normal epithelial breast cell line, induced epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) and oncogenic transformation. In this study, we investigated in the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7, whether a similar exposure to ethanol at concentrations ranging up to peak blood levels in heavy drinkers would increase malignant progression. Short-term (1-week) incubation to ethanol at as low as 1-5 mM (corresponding to blood alcohol concentration of ~0.0048-0.024%) upregulated the stem cell related proteins Oct4 and Nanog, but they were reduced after exposure at 25 mM. Long-term (4-week) exposure to 25 mM ethanol upregulated the Oct4 and Nanog proteins, as well as the malignancy marker Ceacam6. DNA microarray analysis in cells exposed for 1 week showed upregulated expression of metallothionein genes, particularly MT1X. Long-term exposureupregulated expression of some malignancy related genes (STEAP4, SERPINA3, SAMD9, GDF15, KRT15, ITGB6, TP63, and PGR, as well as the CEACAM, interferon related, and HLA gene families). Some of these findings were validated by RT-PCR. A similar treatment also modulated numerous microRNAs (miRs) including one regulator of Oct4 as well as miRs involved in oncogenesis and/or malignancy, with only a few estrogen-induced miRs. Long-term 25 mM ethanol also induced a 5.6-fold upregulation of anchorage-independent growth, an indicator of malignant-like features. Exposure to acetaldehyde resulted in little or no effect comparable to that of ethanol. The previously shown alcohol induction of oncogenic transformation of normal breast cells is now complemented by the current results suggesting alcohol's potential involvement in malignant progression of breast cancer.

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01:43

RDW blood test: What It Means and What It Tells About Your Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Red cell distribution width (RDW for short) is a blood test used to measure the difference in size and volume of your red blood cells. Doctors use the RDW blood test as part of a complete blood test to help diagnose certain conditions that can affect your health. A blood test to measure variations in blood cell size can help diagnose causes of anemia, heart disease, diabetes, and liver disease.

The normal range for measuring the differences in the size of red blood cells (erythrocyte) is between 11.8% and 14.6%. RDW level greater than 14.5% means that there is a large degree of variation in red blood cell size. Elevated red blood cell distribution width could mean that a person is anemic and is at risk of other health conditions.

In this article, you will learn about the RDW blood test and what it means for your health. Using results from checking RDW level can help in the early diagnosis and successful treatment of certain health issues.

What is Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW) Blood Test?

RDW lab test is usually part of a complete blood count (CBC) and is used in conjunction with the MCV test results (or, red blood cell mean corpuscular volume) to tell about your health. Usually, a doctor will take the blood test if there are concerns that you have anemia.

According to Dr. Choladda Vejabhuti Curry on Medscape, the RDW results themselves wont confirm or rule out any type of anemia. Doctors will also take into account other indices on the complete blood test results like MCV and MCHC levels (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration).1

What are Low, Normal, and High RDW Levels?

According to doctors from the Mayo Clinic, the RDW reference range is 11.8% to 15.6%.2 However, some other clinics give the normal reference range for RDW between 11.6% and 14.6%. But, reference ranges may depend on the laboratory performing the test.3

The normal red blood cell distribution width in children will be slightly different. The RDW test results for children should be between 12% and 14% depending on their age.2

What RDW Blood Test Can Tell About Your Health

High and normal RDW levels in a blood test can help to tell a lot about your health. Taking RDW levels and comparing them with other red blood cell indices can allow doctors to check for anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, low levels of iron, and other blood disorders.

According to Medscape, the RDW results from a blood test can help determine the cause of the anemia and, therefore, how to treat it. This is what RDW blood test results along...

01:33

9 Ways to Stop Cooperating with the Ruling Elite and Their Control System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Humans are FreeEverything you know about the world, the politics, the history, the story media is brainwashing society with, everything is fabricated!
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01:24

Scope of Anthony Weiners Pedophilia Unveiled by Prosecutors, Laid Out in Gruesome Detail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristTo make sure that Weiner ends up in jail, the US Attorney for the district of New York has laid outin gruesome detailthe specifics of his pedophilia.
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01:20

Proven Herbal Treatments for Crohns Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

These evidence-based botanical medicines proven to induce or maintain remission in the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohns offer hope to those resigned to a fate of life-altering immunosuppressive drugs or surgery.

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01:15

Check these Traits to See if You are an INFJ (Introvert). "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If youve ever thought you might be perceived as slightly strange, or that you dont quite fit in, or maybe if other people tend to

01:13

Op Ed: Lessons From a Cryptocurrency Hack (A Public Service Announcement) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Op Ed: Lessons From a Cryptocurrency Hack (A Public Service Announcement)

Cryptocurrency-related cyber attacks are on the rise. As cryptocurrency continues to explode in value and public awareness, we can only expect this trend to continue. I was recently the target of such an attack. I also personally know of multiple other cases of the same attack being successfully carried out. Even worse, this type of attack is becoming ever more common and is likely to see an even bigger boost thanks to the professional excellence of firms like Equifax, making it an urgent topic as almost everyone is at immediate risk.


This article describes this increasingly common attack vector and provides immediate steps you can take to protect yourself. I will also provide additional tools and best practices to further safeguard yourself and your funds more generally.


As a computer programmer active in the crypto ecosystem since early 2013, Ive always been too aware of the constant threat of cybersecurity attacks and the possibility that I could be targeted at any time. Cryptocurrency is the perfect hacker pay day. Once its transferred away from your control its gone forever, and its easily liquidated in any number of ways. Black hats are constantly prowling for possible cryptocurrency holders.

As such, Ive always taken the minimum precaution of keeping my coins off third-party accounts, and have always advised others to do the same. But what I couldnt prepare for was how unnerving being the target of an attack could be regardless of your level of preparation. The hypothetical can become reality in a matter of seconds, and you never truly understand the personal value of putting proper security in place until its too late. For those with enough at stake, it can be ruinous. Ultimately none of my funds were compromised by this attack, but others have not been so lucky.

But not all accounts are created equal for data thieves and the most valuable online accounts to steal are like the ones belonging to Mr. Burniske, who is a cryptocurrency fan. In the few minutes it took to get control of his phone, the virtual currency investor saw his virtual currency password change and its accounts drained of $150,000. -PYMNTS

The Attack.....

01:11

With Glam Love, We will end up Losing our Lovers & Ourselves. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Glam Love is an orchestrated production of heightened storylines, ad teams, and million dollar stylings; Glam Love is fiction; Glam Love is unrealistic, and often

01:08

China bans Bitcoin executives from leaving the country "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

http://www.trustnodes.com/2017/09/19/china-bans-bitcoin-executives-leaving-country-miners-preparing-worst

Chinese media is reporting executives of crypto exchanges have been ordered to not leave the country with a very rough translation stating:

A number of informed sources say the executives of special currency trading platforms are not allowed to leave Beijing to cooperate with the investigation. In accordance with regulatory requirements, trading platform shareholders, the actual controller, executives and financial executives need to fully cooperate with the relevant work in the clean-up period in Beijing.

Australias Financial Review (AFR) says the above has been confirmed with them by a source close to one of the biggest exchanges, Huobi, which told them its founder, Li Lin, was required to report to the authorities and cooperate with their work at any time.

The draconian measure is undertaken following a decision by Chinas Communist Party to close down all crypto exchang...

01:01

The Musical Brush of M. K. Ciurlionis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

51PB0OQyPyLOn the 22nd of September 1875, Lithuanian painter, composer and writer Mikalojus Konstantinas iurlionis was born in Senoji Varna, the Russian Empire. iurlionis contributed to symbolism and art nouveau at the turn of the century and is seen as one of the earliest experimenters with abstraction in European art. The majority of his paintings are housed in the M. K. iurlionis National Art Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania and his art has had a profound impact on modern Lithuanian culture. 

After leaving his picturesque birth village of Drushkininkai, sought throughout his life to find an intellectual community supportive of his synaesthetic approach to music and painting. Neither his student years in Plunge, Warsaw, and Leipzig, nor his adult sojourns in Vilnius, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, and Drushkininkai brought him success commensurate with his promise, in part because he could not adapt to the regimentation of those academic institutions that did offer him positions; furthermore, his loyalties were torn between music and painting. () Ciurlioniss personal struggles with poverty and illness, difficulties were balanced by the love and support of his wife, Sofija Kymantaite, a writer and activist in the agitation for Lithuanian cultural independence. () a key re...

01:00

Skrilla Esports Daily Fantasy Platform Launching a Crypto-Token to Deliver Blockchain Benefits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Skrilla is a licensed, fully regulated, global esports wagering platform. Skrilla is a collaboration between two leading technology firms, Puntaa and the GAMURS Group. Puntaa is the founder of the worlds first licensed peer-to-peer (P2P) social betting platform, while the GAMURS Group is the leading international esports media network. Skrilla has released a skill-based Daily Continue reading Skrilla Esports Daily Fantasy Platform Launching a Crypto-Token to Deliver Blockchain Benefits

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01:00

Oil sands crude pellets touted as cure for industrys transport headaches "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From BNN.ca The Canadian Press A dump truck works near the Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta , The Canadian Press CALGARY A new technology that transforms heavy crude oil into pill-sized pellets could cure the oilsands industrys transportation headaches, according to University of Calgary professor Ian Gates.

00:59

This review summarizes the preclinical results of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on cancer cells proliferation and tumor invasion. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Pharmacol. 2017 ;8:603. Epub 2017 Sep 1. PMID: 28919861 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG: An Overview to Explore the Rationale of Its Use in Cancer. Abstract:  Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the western world. In the era of precision medicine, a significant number of cancer patients can be cured with several anti-cancer therapeutic regimens. However, therapy failure may be caused by treatment side effects, such as diarrhea, especially occurring in patients with gastrointestinal or pelvic malignancies. In particular, diarrhea is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal toxicity during cancer treatment and it can result from nearly bot chemo- and radio-therapeutic strategies currently used. Diarrhea has a serious impact on patients' quality of life and treatment dosing and schedule modification due to its severity can negatively influence treatment outcomes. In this context, probiotics may play an interesting role in several human diseases with an inflammatory bowel involvement and, among these, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is one of the most characterized and utilized. In particular, LGG is able to reverse intestinal dysbiosis and moderate diarrhea. Moreover, preclinical studies have documented its effects in reducing chronic inflammation associated with cancer development. This review summarizes the preclinical results of LGG on cancer cells proliferation and tumor invasion as well as the potential role of LGG use in cancer patients for the prevention and management of diarrhea associated with cancer treatment. Overall, these encouraging data support further investigation on the use of LGG in stratified patients undergoing specific therapeutic protocols, including chemotherapy and pelvic radiotherapy, in order to reduce the development of severe diarrhea and thus improve the adherence to the therapy and patients' quality of life.

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00:55

Harry Redknapp joins Brexit negotiating team for 350 million a week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Former football manager Harry Redknapp has landed a lucrative contract to help with negotiating the terms for Britains exit from the EU, said to be worth 350 million per week.

As if to underline Lib Dem leader Vince Cables assertion that he is too dim even for a childrens lego set, Brexit Secretary David Davis welcomed Mr Redknapp into his little club, just as so many stupid football chairmen have in the past.

We are delighted that Harry has decided to join us and Im sure he has the skills to do a really good job, the Rt Hon Mr Davis explained. He demonstrated a remarkable ability to negotiate an unbelievably favourable settlement during our discussions about his remuneration package.

Mr Redknapp has apparently already identified a few immediate targets. He is very interested in agreeing immigration controls to prevent the likes of Marco Boogers ever being allowed into the country again, and is reportedly keen to investigate whether any dodgy deals can be done with the barrow boys who work down at the Single Market.

On the other hand,  winding down the window of his Jaguar to give a quick comment to a reporter at Toddington services, Mr Redknapp admitted that he has a lot to learn as he knows nothing at all about overseas banking arrangements. Although it is understood that he has employed a highly-paid tutor called Rosie to help him with that aspect of the job.

Harry has also started to slag off all the current players in the process, saying that he will need to spend a bit of money in January to release a few and bring some in, including Nico Krancjar again.

However, his relationship with Foreign Secretary and avid Brexit supporter Boris Johnson is said to be blossoming, despite them appearing to have so little in common. Apart from their shared love for headline-grabbing, vacuous soundbites and their mutual over-riding self-interest, of course.

Midfield Diamond, Hat-tip to DavidH

00:53

Fluoride Action Network "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The results of the first ever US government funded study of fluoride/IQ have now been published. A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health found that low levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy are linked to significantly reduced IQ in children, according to a study published on September 19, 2017 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

The study, entitled Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 612 Years of Age in Mexico, was conducted by a team of scientists from University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Harvard, and McGill, and found:

higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 612 y old.

Within hours of it being published, FAN released a video response featuring Chemist and Toxicologist, Professor Paul Connett, PhD.


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00:52

Cypherium Announces Development of a Scalable, Hybrid Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cypheriums talented team is building a double-chained infrastructure for the future. September 21, 2017 New York, NY Although the development of efficient blockchains has come a long way since 2009, scalability remains to be a major issue within blockchain. While many companies are actively working on a wide variety of technical answers to Continue reading Cypherium Announces Development of a Scalable, Hybrid Blockchain

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00:47

5 Questions to help us Get Real with our True Selves. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A quote came up that has stayed with me. It said that writing from the heart means, Youre telling the truthmaybe for the first time in your lifein an authentic way.

00:38

A Mindful way to Deal with Prenatal Prejudice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As distress replaced her smile, front desk ladywho'd overheard the exchangebolted in, crystal swinging, and demanded, "How far along? You should have told me. The teacher always has the right to say she's uncomfortable!"

00:36

Capturing the wonder and vulnerability of coral reefs in real-time: Q & A with the director of Chasing Coral "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Coral reefs support 25% of the worlds marine species, protect shorelines, support fisheries, and encourage eco-tourismtheir global economic value is over US $30 billion per year. A new film, Chasing Coral, documents the mass coral bleaching that occurred across the tropics between 2014 and 2016 and killed large portions of reefs. The cameras follow a team of divers to help audiences visualize what happened to the corals and what is expected to happen in the coming years. The divers and photographers spent more than 500 hours filming underwater over three years, engaging reef conservationists in more than 30 countries, to capture healthy corals and the changes they experienced during the bleaching process, in real time. The unseen underwater effects of rising ocean temperatures on coral, here in American-Samoa. Photo credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey The Ocean Agency Richard Vevers Coral reefs are iconic structures made of millions of coral polyps, tiny animals that eat passing microorganisms, reproduce in annual mass spawning events, and add their skeletons to the structure of the reef. Corals have algae living inside their tissues. Like most plants, these algae photosynthesize, converting the energy from sunlight to food, which helps sustain the coral. They also give the corals their color. When the oceans waters become too warm, the algae cant photosynthesize properly and either abandon or are expelled by the corals, causing the coral to turn white. Corals can survive a short-term bleaching event, but only if conditions improve and the algae recolonize

Does forest certification really work? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tropical timber has earned a bad reputation. When we think of timber from lush, tropical forests, it conjures up images of valuable old-growth trees pillaged by logging companies and illegal timber mafias, ignoring the plight of wildlife and local communities. But tropical timber does not have to be bad, some experts say. Tropical wood forms an integral part of many of our daily-use products, like furniture, toilet paper, flooring, construction, and packaging material. And this important resource can be harvested from forests responsibly and sustainably, experts say, ensuring that we meet our future wood needs while conserving forests. When you speak about tropical forests with anybody, my mom or whoever, its always corruption, its always blood, its always stealing, its always dirty. Nobody wants tropical timber anymore, Paolo Cerutti, a senior scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) who has been working on sustainable forest management in sub-Saharan Africa, told Mongabay. But that is bad because we can harvest the forest in a way that is clean and proper and sustainable. It is this need for clean timber that gave birth to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) a voluntary, worldwide certification program formed in 1993 by a group of environmentalists, indigenous groups, human rights organizations, and timber users and traders. The FSC, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, hopes to change the way forests are managed.

When will cattle ranchers be proud to show their farms in the Amazon? (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On one of our business trips to the city of Madison, in the U.S., we visited Graze, a restaurant that is proud to show the origin of the ingredients it uses in its kitchen. At the entrance, we were struck by a map of the state (Wisconsin) showing the restaurant connected to dozens of farms, their suppliers of vegetables, meat, cheese, and other products. Inside the restaurant, always packed with costumers, we observed a huge panel with a picture of the producer of the month and the characteristics of their products and farm. Wanting to know more, we surfed the Graze website and found a map and a list of its farm suppliers. Revealing the source of food is a worldwide trend now that consumers increasingly seek information on the origin of the products they consume, whether they are concerned about the quality, animal welfare, workers, or the environmental impact of production. In Brazil, however, many rural producers are reluctant to reveal too much about how their farms are operated. Environmental, labor, and fiscal problems explain this resistance. Currently, however, there is a battle to increase transparency about the farms to eliminate these problems, especially in the Amazon, which is responsible for 40 percent of the countrys cattle herd. In the region, about 86 million head of cattle graze on 61 million hectares, distributed throughout 400 thousand farms. Pastures are equivalent to two-thirds of the total deforestation in the region, which very frequently is illegal and, in all cases, releases

Active volcanoes in the world: September 13 - 19, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 13 and 19, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Dieng Volcanic Complex, Central Java (Indonesia) | Zhupanovsky,...... Read more

Mumbai inundated after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Less than a month after Mumbai was flooded by unusually high rainfall that killed many people, the metropolis has again experienced near-record rainfall that caused widespread flooding on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. It is the second wettest September day in...... Read more

Ships, sonar and surveys: Film explores impacts of a noisy ocean "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Animals in the worlds oceans have faced an ever-increasing cacophony in recent decades. Theyre inundated with sonar intended to keep countries safe, air gun charges that help energy companies find new sources of oil and gas, and the sounds of the 60,000 commercial ships that ply the seas at any given time. A new film called Sonic Sea by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Imaginary Forces catalogs the growing risks that noise poses to whales, dolphins, and porpoises and what scientists and conservationists are doing about it. Its up for the Best Science in Nature prize at the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival beginning Sept. 24 in Jackson, Wyoming. The film Sonic Sea explores the impacts of sound in the ocean on whales, dolphins and porpoises. Photo courtesy of Imaginary Forces Cetaceans, the group that includes whales, dolphins, and porpoises, depend on sound to communicate, to hunt and to avoid predators. The problem is, in the ocean, we are injecting enormous amounts of noise, so much so that we are basically acoustically bleaching the ocean, said bioacoustician Christopher Clark of Cornell University in the film. All the singing voices of the planet are lost in that cloud of noise. The recent uptick in sounds in the ocean has also been linked to lesions on cetaceans organs and hemorrhaging around their brains. Its also been connected to mass strandings, in which large animals beach themselves, often with fatal consequences. Scientists suspect that they may be trying to get away from

00:35

How I found Purpose after the Heartbreak of Child Loss. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My real purposejust being her dadwas right in front of me and I couldn't fully see it.

00:34

Breaking: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Calls for Extradition of CDC Vaccine Criminal Mastermind Poul Thorsen to Face Charges of Criminal Scientific Misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Vicki Batts) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul Thorsen so he can face up to his numerous crimes. In a statement, RFK Jr declared, World Mercury Project calls upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite Thorsen back to the U.S. to face prosecution. We also call upon Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to retract the Thorsen-affiliated autism research papers that are the fruit of illegally conducted research.
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The Losing Battle were all Sometimes Guilty of Fighting. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I tried my bestI really did. I tried to be light and flexible and affirming of my helpers. And I was! Mostly. But as the day wore on and I became more and more

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NIH Supported Journal Publishes Landmark Study Linking Fluoride to Low IQ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study.

In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children.

With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences.

The researchers found that higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 612 y old, according to the study.

The study involved 1,576 samples taken from over 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico by a research team from Toronto. The researchers tested the childrens cognitive development twice over the course of 12 years. In Mexico, Fluoride is not added to public water supply, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water, toothpaste, fluoridated salt and other supplemental products.

Childhood exposure to fluoride is safer than prenatal. There is pretty good science now to support the fact that the fetal system tends to be more sensitive to environmental toxicants than once the child is born, said the studys lead author, Howard Hu, founding dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, according to CNN.

The authors of the study looked for chemical markers in the urine of mothers and children, as previous studies attempted to measure fluoride exposure by analyzing environmental factors, such as water.

Since were using an integrated biological marker, it will give you a fairly standardized measure, Hu explained.

Interestingly, the study found significant effect with an increase in urine fluoride of 1mg/l being associated with a 5 to 6 point drop in IQ score. For perspective, the average fluoride intake in Mexican mothers was roughly the same as that of women in the United States.

The range of fluoride levels in Mexico also corresponded closely to the range found in most of the US...

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Zippo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My very first lighter, or at least the first one I played with, was my dad's zippo when I was six years old. I thought it was so cool, even though I almost burned my neighbor's house down.

Was playing with the two daughters and was underneath a couch or bed. Thought it would be cool to light it up under there like I was in a cave or something. I learned that the flame does not have to be touching something very flammable to have it catch. And that flames and heat go upward. :eek:

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Lactobacillus rhamnosus induced epithelial cell apoptosis, ameliorates inflammation and prevents colon cancer development in an animal model. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2016 Oct ;83:536-541. Epub 2016 Jul 20. PMID: 27447122 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus rhamnosus induced epithelial cell apoptosis, ameliorates inflammation and prevents colon cancer development in an animal model. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/AIM: Probiotics have been suggested as prophylactic measure in colon carcinogenesis. This study aimed at determining the potential prophylactic activity of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG CGMCC 1.2134 (LGG) strain on colorectal carcinogenesis via measuring its effect on Nuclear factor kappa B (NFB) inflammatory pathway and apoptosis.MATERIALS AND METHODS: 64 Sprague Dawley rats were grouped into four as follows; Group 1 (Healthy control), Group 2 (LGG), Group 3 (cancer control Dimethyl hydrazine (DMH)) and Group 4 (LGG+DMH). LGG was administered orally to LGG and LGG+DMH groups. Colon carcinogenesis was chemically induced in LGG+DMH and DMH groups by weekly injection of 40mg/kg DMH. Animals were sacrificed after 25 weeks of experiment and tumor characteristics assessed. The change in expression of NFB-p65, COX-2, TNF, Bcl-2, Bax, iNOS, VEGF, -catenin, Casp3 and p53 were evaluated by western blotting and qRT-PCR.RESULTS: LGG treatment significantly reduced tumor incidence, multiplicity and volume in LGG+DMH treatment group compared to DMH cancer control group. Also, LGG treatment reduced the expression of-catenin and the inflammatory proteins NFB-p65, COX-2 and TNF; the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2, but increased the expression of the pro-apoptotic proteins Bax, casp3 and p53 compared with DMH group.CONCLUSION: LGG have a potential protection effect against colon carcinogenesis; inducing apoptosis and ameliorating inflammation, and may hold a promise as bio-therapeutic dietary agent.

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00:21

Aspen Trees Grow on Delicate Ceramic Vessels by Heesoo Lee "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ceramic artist Heesoo Lee brings the textural depth of aspen forest canopies to her sculptural bowls and vases. Lee painstakingly places each and every leaf by hand, building unique, organic trees that seem to come to life with their shimmering, colorful leaves. While the vibrant glazes add a lifelike layer, the pieces are equally stunning in their unglazed form. The Montana-based artist shares many progress shots and videos on her Instagram, and works are available for purchase on Etsy. (via Lustik)

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00:20

Former CFTC Commissioner: Regulation Would Solve Bitcoin Volatility "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission head Bart Chilton wrote that bitcoin's volatility indicates artificial inflation of its price.

00:20

When were Forced to Let go of a Soulmate. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Let this experience break you open and rock you to your core.

00:11

An App Tells the Overlooked History of the Largest Slave Port in the Americas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Art for The Museum of Yesterday app (courtesy Casa Pblica)Art for The Museum of Yesterday app (courtesy Casa Pblica)

Earlier this year, the Valongo Wharf archaeological site in Rio de Janeiro was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site List, with UNESCO stating that it is the most important physical trace of the arrival of African slaves on the American continent. However, at the wharf itself, located in the Brazilian citys port area, that history is not easily accessible. The site only recently got public notice when mass graves were uncovered during construction ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. To highlight its still obscure legacy, Agncia Pblica, a nonprofit journalism initiative, created an augmented reality app called the Museum of Yesterday.

The free mobile app, made with Dutch developer Babak Fakhamzadeh with content in Portuguese and English, was released for Android and iOS on Google Play and the App Store. It has location-based content thats revealed by moving through the port. The areas role as the largest slave port in the Americas where hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans were brought until slavery was abolished in 1889 is among the 170 stories in the Museum of Yesterday. Users can choose different routes, such as the Terror Tour, Samba Tour, and Corruption Tour, each with its own secrets to unlock.

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00:11

GoldMint ICO: $4 Mln Raised in One Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Commodities have been defined as products that can be bought or sold. Over the ages, these have been the store of wealth. Gold as a commodity has always been the go-to asset for most investors across the world. Some of the notable reasons why gold as a commodity is highly valued are: The asset is Continue reading GoldMint ICO: $4 Mln Raised in One Day

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A review of probiotics in curing allergic and inflammatory conditions. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2016 Dec 26. Epub 2016 Dec 26. PMID: 28029082 Abstract Title:  Probiotics in Curing Allergic and Inflammatory Conditions - Research Progress and Futuristic Vision. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Probiotics constitute the viable and beneficial microbes, which offer a dietary means to sustain the balance of gastro-intestinal (GI) microflora. Owing to their multiple health benefits, these have recently gained wide attention among researchers for exploring their potential in safeguarding the health of humans and animals. Probiotics could also modulate host-immune responses, thereby help in counteracting the immunological dysfunctions. Probiotics can inhibit the systemic invasion of pathogens entering through the GI mucosa/ oral cavity and have been found to possess effective prophylactic and therapeutic utilities against various infectious pathogens as well as non-infectious diseases and disorders.OBJECTIVE: The present review expedites the role of probiotics in curing the ailments related to allergic and inflammatory disease conditions.METHOD: A thorough reviewing of the literature and patents available on probiotics and their role in countering inflammation and allergy was conducted using authentic published resources available on Medline, Pubmed, Pubmed Central, Science Direct and other scientific databases. The information retrieved has been compiled and analysed pertaining to the theme of the study.RESULTS: Various micro-organisms have been evaluated for their probiotic efficacy, among these, the lactic acid bacteria viz. Lactobacillus sp. and Bifidobacterium sp. have extensively been studied and widely exploited. In the current post-globalized era of self and complementary medicines, the concept of probiotics and their therapeutic as well as prophylactic usage is gaining wide acceptance. As more and more bacterial strains are being proven for their pronounced influence on down regulation of immune regulation, atopic, inflammatory conditions, the use of probiotics is getting increased especially in the developed countries where such indications are high in prevalence. Apart from usage in immune related disorders, probiotics have been found to be effective in treating pouchitis, infantile diarrhoea due to infections, bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections, dental carries, diabetes, cancers as well augmenting the gut mucosal tolerance to various antibiotics and lactose intolerance.CONCLUSION: Present review gives an insight towards potent utility of this branch of beneficial microbial therapy in allergy and inflammations, which is still in the emerging phase and more scientific evidences need to be explored regarding exploration of the mechanisms of action, further experimental trials and validation of controlled clinical studies in humans a...

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Mathematician Claims 6th Mass Extinction Is Coming To Earth SOON "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

mass extinction

According to MIT geophysicist Daniel Rothman, the sixth global mass extinction is right around the corner. Using his skills in mathematics, Rothman has determined that earth will be well into the sixth extinction phase by the year 2100.

Rothman began his math journey to determine our next extinction by investigating fluctuations in the carbon cycle. The carbon cycle is the path carbon traces through Earths land, oceans, and atmosphere that has occurred over the last 542 million years. By analyzing 31 established carbon isotopic events recognized by geochemists, Rothman identified the ebb and flow of carbon12 and carbon13, which are two isotopes of carbon whose abundance has varied considerably in Earths history.

From this information, he constructed a database to assess how much carbon mass was pumped into the worlds oceans in each historical event. In most of these episodes, the carbon volume stayed under a certain threshold. But in some of them (including four of the past five mass extinction events that exterminated multitudes of life-forms on the planet) that threshold was breached. It became evident that there was a characteristic rate of change that the system basically didnt like to go past, Rothman said about his findings.

According to Rothmans math, there are only two ways carbon levels can exceed the threshold of a catastrophe. One is where CO2 emissions slowly swell over thousands and millions of years, slowly triggering a global calamity. The other case occurs on a much shorter timescale, where an immense shift in carbon volumes moving through the carbon cycle happens in the space of say, decades or years.

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Mathematician Claims 6th Mass Extinction Is Coming To Earth SOON "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

mass extinction

According to MIT geophysicist Daniel Rothman, the sixth global mass extinction is right around the corner. Using his skills in mathematics, Rothman has determined that earth will be well into the sixth extinction phase by the year 2100.

Rothman began his math journey to determine our next extinction by investigating fluctuations in the carbon cycle. The carbon cycle is the path carbon traces through Earths land, oceans, and atmosphere that has occurred over the last 542 million years. By analyzing 31 established carbon isotopic events recognized by geochemists, Rothman identified the ebb and flow of carbon12 and carbon13, which are two isotopes of carbon whose abundance has varied considerably in Earths history.

From this information, he constructed a database to assess how much carbon mass was pumped into the worlds oceans in each historical event. In most of these episodes, the carbon volume stayed under a certain threshold. But in some of them (including four of the past five mass extinction events that exterminated multitudes of life-forms on the planet) that threshold was breached. It became evident that there was a characteristic rate of change that the system basically didnt like to go past, Rothman said about his findings.

According to Rothmans math, there are only two ways carbon levels can exceed the threshold of a catastrophe. One is where CO2 emissions slowly swell over thousands and millions of years, slowly triggering a global calamity. The other case occurs on a much shorter timescale, where an immense shift in carbon volumes moving through the carbon cycle happens in the space of say, decades or years.

Rothman warns that by the year 2100, about 310 gigatons of carbon will have been added to the oceans. This is a potential tipping poin...

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The Many Arms of Takashi Murakamis Career "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami, Isle of the Dead (1994) (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

CHICAGO Youre probably familiar with Takashi Murakamis smiling flowers and eccentric paintings of Buddhist monks, but you might have never seen his earlier works, which looks drastically different from the joyful, luxurious style associated with his name. With 50 works spanning 1982 to 2017, the current Murakami retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago(MCA) is visually and thematically rich. Its title, The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, evokes a doomed atmosphere and refers to an old Japanese saying that, according to the artist, suggests that in times of despair, one has to be fed by oneself to survive. Echoing Murakamis sentiments, curator Michael Darling frames the artists career within a narrative of re-invention, a continuous struggle against dichotomies within established systems.

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The Juggalos Are the Forgotten Men and Women of America: Podcast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The [Juggalos] have their own language, they have their own leaders, [and] they have their own ways of talking to each other, says Paul Detrick, who covered the groups march on Washington last weekend. They exist in this strange world of their own.

Who are the Juggalos? In a nutshell, theyre fans of the rap duo Insane Clown Posse and have built a cultural identity around the music. Theyre known for wearing clown makeup, hatchet main logos, and greeting each other with whoop, whoop! The Juggalos are mostly working classthese are the people work at Pizza Hutsand gas stations, says Detrickand often refer to each other as family.

In 2011, the FBI labeled the group a hybrid gang in its National Gang Threat Assessment, which has been causing problems for Juggalos with local law enforcement. Last weekends march on Washington was a protest against the gang designation.

Detrick, a journalist

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23:54

5,000 years ago, the Ancient Egyptians sailed to America and heres the evidence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Ivan; Ancient Code

Coca and tobacco found in ancient Egyptian mummies: Is this the ultimate evidence of transoceanic voyages 5,000 years ago?

What if the ancient Egyptian civilization was much more advanced than weve ever imagined? After all, they are the rightful owners of some of the most impressive ancient structures on the surface of the planet.

Is it hard to believe they could have constructed powerful vessels that would have allowed them to travel to other continents?

According to DNA analysis performed on ancient Egyptian mummies, this may not be just another crazy conspiracy.


Dr. Svetla Balabanova was left in total disbelief when she saw the results of her own analyzes.

The prestigious German medical examiner had been commissioned to analyze several mummies looking for traces of drug use in the rulers of ancient Egypt.

What she found was considered to be a history changer.
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23:54

The Power of Total Isolation: Why We Hate Being Alone "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Simple Capacity

Complete isolation breeds a kind of mental anguish rarely faced by our ancestors.

Are we even remotely aware of what happens inside our minds when we are completely physically and mentally isolated? Sensory deprivation tank, which were originally created in the 1950s to study human consciousness, may shed some light on the topic.


Isolation Chambers and Sensory Processing

A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or float tank, consists of a dark and windowless box, which is big enough to hold an adult. The participant lies in a lukewarm saline solution, with no or minimal clothing. This saline solution creates a sensation of floating. It is almost impossible to see anything in the pitch-black darkness of the tank, even your own hand, in front of your face. Furthermore, the participant cannot sense any form of smell, taste or sound (except the sound made by one own self). The idea behind this is to block out any sensory stimulation in full measure. Fundamentally, a person loses the sense of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell in the tank.
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23:53

Want To Improve Your Memory Or Ability To Concentrate? Lutein In Avocados Shown To Boost Eye And Brain Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Russel Davis; Natural News

Eating avocados may help boost eye health, memory and attention, a study published in Nutrients revealed.

A team of researchers at the Tufts Universitys Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging noted that these beneficial effects were largely in part to the fruits high lutein levels. According to the experts, both the eyes and the brain selectively incorporate the essential carotenoid.

To carry out the study, the research team examined 20 healthy men and women who were randomly assigned to eat one avocado or either one cup of potatoes or chickpeas daily for six months. The avocado provided a daily lutein dose of about 0.5 mg.


The scientists said that daily avocado consumption for six months resulted in a significant increase in lutein levels in plasma and in the macular of the eyes at about 25 percent, compared with only 15 percent in those who ate either potatoes or chickpeas.

Likewise, the scientists also found that only the participants in the avocado group exhibited a marked increase macular pigment density after six months. According to the research team, this effect may serve as a biomarker for lutein levels in the brain.
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23:53

7 Signs You're A Witch And Don't Realize It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Sara Hocking; Badwitch.es

Youve been called a witch and arent sure whether you should be offended or throw the biggest party youve ever had.

To you, a witch is very clear cut: either you rock a sparkly dress and youre a good witch or youre lying dead under a house and youre a bad witch.

I refuse to subscribe to a binary definition of a witch and am suggesting that you may be one, not fit into either category and not even know youre a witch.

Witches dont have to create concoctions with eye of newt, go to full moon soirees or drop knowledge from a crystal ball. As a witch, you live life as you are and refuse to subscribe to the box society would like to paint you into.


Here are some signs to help you know if you should keep a look out for your Hogwarts acceptance letter:

1. Youre Not the Statue of Liberty

You dont need to take in the tired, the homeless, the hungry, the poor, the tired masses. You dont need the friends who dont call you back or EVER ask how youre doing.

You dont need the ones who act like they want to hang out, but they really want a free haircut or a snippet of your legal expertise.
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23:48

Texas Couple Abandons Young Son Because Hes Possessed By Demons "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Texas couple faces child endangerment charges after kicking 7-year-old son out of the house because hes supposedly possessed by demons. Texas Today reports: A Hooks, Texas couple has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly locking a 7-year-old boy out of the house with instructions to never return. Ronald Keith Wright, 55, and Rendy Jo []

23:38

Acceptance testing is beautiful magic. Heres how it can improve your life. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

More accurately, automated acceptance testing in the browser is beautiful magic.

Actually, what I really want to say is that automated acceptance testing might lead to discussing the superb finish of your favorite Pinot Noir with your friends over dinner. I promise this will all make sense by the end of this short article.

Back to beautiful magic.

A bit about automated acceptance testing

Every programmer loves automated browser testing when they first see it. I have seen jaded programmers, not easy to impress, who have laughed with joy the first time they see it. Ill admit I laughed the first time. When you start the tests, your browser will open up and then, without doing anything else, it looks like someone is clicking around and doing stuff.

All your browser are belong to us

Its so creepy or fun or fascinating that Chrome feels the need to pop up a warning at the top of the browser: Chrome is being controlled by automated test software. I suppose this is to clarify that its not ghosts or robots? Lets call it robots anyway. But no matter how cool it looks at first (even if youre not impressed with my animated GIF), thats not even the kind of beautiful magic I am talking about.

As a lifelong programmer, I mostly care about the beautiful magic that makes us better at our jobs. Before I try to sell you on the benefits of automated acceptance testing, lets quickly put it in context. There are lots of types of testing when it comes to software. One classic way to categorize testing is by how much of the software the tests cover:

Unit testingtests the smallest possible unit of source code, typically a function or method

Integration testingbuilds on unit testing by checking how well units work together when they call each other

Acceptance testingtests that EVERYTHING works from a user perspective

You can do acceptance testing the hard way. First, the programmers click through the entire website, going through manual tests, dozens or hundreds of times. Then the clientwhos paying yougoes through the same painful and time-consuming exercise (and surely misses things). Which leads us from beautiful magic into a mystery:

Why are people, who are paid to automate things, manually doing something over and over again that can be done far faster by a robot?

I wont attempt to solve that mystery. Instead, I want to tell you a short story about...

23:33

100 Perfect Of Puerto Rico Without Electricity; Power May Be Out For MONTHS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The electricity might be off for months in Puerto Rico following the destruction from Hurricane Maria, Governor Ricardo Rossello says.

A full 100 percent of the island which is home to 3.5 million people was without electricity on Thursday afternoon, The New York Times reported. The blackout is so widespread because Hurricane Irma already had knocked out 70 percent of the islands power.

Irma gave us a break, but Maria destroyed us, San Juan resident Edwin Serrano told The Times.

Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico since 1932, and the devastation on the island is far from over.

Finally, A Backup Generator That Doesnt Require Gasoline!

All of Puerto Rico was under a flood warning Thursday because of storm surges in the sea and up to 35 inches of rain.

Power Grid Destroyed

Its a good time for dads to buy a ball and

23:33

SITS Interview with Teresa Yanaras "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Justin Deschamps & Jeremy McDonald) Conversation with Teresa Yanaros about her awakening and her practice. Tips on helping others in their awakening process.
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23:32

I learned to touch type at the ripe old age of 29. Was it worth it? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash

I recently read an article that said, in its simplest form, that programming is just pressing keys on a keyboard.

Fundamentally, programmers are typists! We just happen to press the keys in a specific order that allows compilers to read the combinations of characters, and convert them into machine code.

Therefore, if you are a slow typer, it wont matter how great your IDE is, or how great your text editor is, or how productive you think your workflow is. Youll always be bottlenecked by your typing speed.

Now, Ive heard the argument made that, as a programmer, typing speed isnt so important. You should spend most of your time thinking about a given problem/solution, as opposed to actually typing.

I tend to agree. But, all things being equal, Id still rather type faster so I can get on to the next problem as quickly as possible. After all, over the course of my career, I plan to be writing tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of lines of code. Thats a lot of typing.

Jim Carrey typing as God in the film Bruce Almighty

Assessing my skills

Dont get me wrong, my typing speed wasnt horrible. I was typing at around 40 words per minute, which is apparently right around the average (although I couldnt find any definitive sources). I could even mostly type without looking at the keyboard. Over the years, I had developed a pretty sketchy style where I used four fingersmy two index and middle fingers.

I instinctively knew where they alphabetic keys on the keyboard were, but would still need to look down every now and then. Especially for numbers, symbols, and punctuation (commas, full stops, etc).

I knew I could be more efficient. What was the harm in attempting to type with all ten fingers for a month and seeing how it went? I could always revert back if I didnt see any improvements.

So, at the ripe old age of 29, I decided it was about time I taught myself how to touch type.

Getting started with the right program

I did a Google search for learning to touch type, and the first website that came up was TypingClub. Its free and has a nice interface, so I went with that.

Its been nearly a month since I started, and have put 14 hours and 44 minutes of practice into it.......

23:30

Puerto Rico Streets In Total Darkness As Over 3 Million People Go Without Power After Hurricane Maria Obliterates Island "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Over 3 million residents of Puerto Rico are without power after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Wednesday morning with Category 4 winds as high as 155 mph and officials have warned that power may not be restored for months.

The powerful winds took out trees, ripped off roofs, and turned roads into free flowing rivers, with President Trump noting that the destruction was so bad it absolutely obliterated the island. Unbelievably, weather forecasts have the island once against preparing for even more rain and flash flooding.

According to The Daily Mail, the full extent of the damage still remains unclear as first responders havent even been able to make communication with key parts of the island that were cut off by the storm. The devastation is horrifying.

Maria moved north after pummeling the island through Wednesday night- but flooding continued through Thursday afternoon, leaving many San Juan streets looking like small rivers.

The Category 4 hurricane had sustained winds of 155mph through wednesday and was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years. So far at least 19 people have been killed throughout the Caribbean one on the US territory.

Mayor of the capital Carmen Yulin Cruz said the devastation is like nothing she has ever seen, telling MSNBC The San Juan that we knew yesterday is no longer there.

Authorities have imposed a strict curfew while warning that it will most likely take months before any sort of recovery actually begins to happen.

Police were on the streets to warn people they must respect a 6pm to 6am curfew imposed by the governor to ensure everyones safety. People resorted to rafts and kayaks to get around because flooding made many roads remained impassable.

Months and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this, Felix Delgado, mayor of the northern coastal city of Catano, told The Associated Press.

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Puerto Rico Streets In Total Darkness As Over 3 Million People Go Without Power After Hurricane Maria Obliterates Island "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

economic-hurricane

Over 3 million residents of Puerto Rico are without power after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Wednesday morning with Category 4 winds as high as 155 mph and officials have warned that power may not be restored for months.

The powerful winds took out trees, ripped off roofs, and turned roads into free flowing rivers, with President Trump noting that the destruction was so bad it absolutely obliterated the island. Unbelievably, weather forecasts have the island once against preparing for even more rain and flash flooding.

According to The Daily Mail, the full extent of the damage still remains unclear as first responders havent even been able to make communication with key parts of the island that were cut off by the storm. The devastation is horrifying.

Maria moved north after pummeling the island through Wednesday night- but flooding continued through Thursday afternoon, leaving many San Juan streets looking like small rivers.

The Category 4 hurricane had sustained winds of 155mph through wednesday and was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years. So far at least 19 people have been killed throughout the Caribbean one on the US territory.

Mayor of the capital Carmen Yulin Cruz said the devastation is like nothing she has ever seen, telling MSNBC The San Juan that we knew yesterday is no longer there.

Authorities have imposed a strict curfew while warning that it will most likely take months before any sort of recovery actually begins to happen.

Police were on the streets to warn people they must respect a 6pm to 6am curfew imposed by the governor to ensure everyones safety. People resorted to rafts and kayaks to get around because flooding made many roads remained impassable.

Months and months and months and months are going to pass before we can recover from this, Felix Delgado, mayor of the northern coastal city of Catano, told The Associated Press.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has called Maria the most devastating storm of the century.

The U.S. territorys s...

23:30

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Heres who won in August] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Write for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed...

23:17

The Most Common Misconception about Quiet People. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is a time and a place to speak, and there is a time and a place to listenand personally, I believe that one of our societys problems is that we think that the time to speak is constant. We forget the value of listening, because everyone is so obsessed with talkingwith having their voices heard above anyone elsesthat theyre completely forgetting that other perspectives even exist, or that they might also be important.

23:15

5 Ways to Gracefully Deal with Difficult People. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hopefully, with these tools, we can bring more light in our lives and see how a person who is driving us crazy can actually make us reach our highest potential.

23:02

Labour past, present and future: "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Patrick Ainley and Martin Allen (in the next edition of Post-16 Educator) Labours pedagogic project Like other social democratic parties, Labour was established in opposition to revolutionary communist parties. Backed by the trades unions seeking a better deal for their members, it sought to reform society in the interests of working people through governments that []

23:00

Weather Weaponization: Puerto Rico DIRECT HIT by Hurricane Maria "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Puerto Rico has just received a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, a category-4 storm with 155 mph winds at its core.

The weather bombing of the bankrupt U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is no random event, according to Geoengineering Watch analyst Dane Wigington.

In an interview conducted yesterday, Wigington detailed the evidence for weather weaponization technology that allows powerful nations to literally steer superstorms into their intended targets.

Local media is reporting that the Fajardo, Espritu Santo and Rio Grande de Loiza rivers have all broken their bank, reports the UK Express.

Terrified residents took to Twitter to reveal their accounts of eerie tsunami sirens blaring through the storm, signalling a possibly deadly storm surge of up to nine feet.


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22:57

Probiotic lactobacillus had inhibitory effects of on the growth of human colonic carcinoma cell line HT-29. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Molecules. 2017 Jan 10 ;22(1). Epub 2017 Jan 10. PMID: 28075415 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory Effects of Probiotic Lactobacillus on the Growth of Human Colonic Carcinoma Cell Line HT-29. Abstract:  This study was conducted to investigate the inhibitory effect of Lactobacillus cells and supernatants on the growth of the human colon cancer cell line HT-29. Our study results indicated that the PM153 strain exhibits the best adhesion ability and the highest survival in the gastrointestinal tract simulation experiment. Furthermore, after an 8-h co-culture of PM153 and HT-29 cells, the PM153 strain can induce the secretion of nitric oxide from the HT-29 cells. In addition, after the co-culture of the BCRC17010 strain (10 cfu/mL) and HT-29 cells, the Bax/Bcl-2 ratio in the HT-29 cells was 1.19, which showed a significant difference from the other control and LAB groups (p

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22:54

Op Ed: How Blockchain Technology Could Save Struggling Artists Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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To a complete outsider, the worlds of art and cryptocurrency do not appear to be linked. But for content creators of all kinds, blockchain technology provides an ideal solution to preserve intellectual property, create demand and increase value for digital content.

The digital revolution is often blamed for making life harder than ever for artists. We are always hearing stories of artists realizing their work has been ripped off by a major brand or that they are not being paid or credited for the content they create.

However, thanks to blockchains, ownership rights can be restored in favor of artists. The very digital landscape that proves so difficult for artists could well increase the possibility of profits for artists online.

Physical art was one of the first big applications of blockchain technology.

The concept of integrating blockchain technology into the art industry is not untested. Blockchains have already been a part of the physical art world for a few years now as a reliable way to verify creation and ownership details. The application of a trustworthy system of verification like the blockchain to artworks makes perfect sense.

A number of companies are actually already authenticating artwork with blockchain technology, including Verisart in Los Angeles, Tagsmart in London and Ascribe in Berlin. For both collectors and artists, they provide digital certificates of authenticity and provenance records that enable buyers to verify the authenticity of the artwork they purchase while creating an accredited ownership history for the artwork over time.  

What blockchain technology provides is its unmodifiable digital ledger which logs every single digital transaction. More importantly, this ledger is public so everyone can see its history. This means, for example, that you can see that the painting you are interested in has been purchased three times from buyers in London, Madrid and Milan. Because the log is decentralized and cannot be edited, there is no potential for lies or trickery no one can sell you a fake copy if a digital record of the authentic piece exists.

By allowing records like provenance, authorship and ownership to be unmodifiable, blockchain technology potentially solves the issue of forgeries and thefts in the art world...

22:51

How the Mineral Boron found in Common Borax Helps Arthritis and Other Health Problems "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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How To Make Borax Solution. See video below.

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Most of us are familiar with fluorides toxicity and capacity for negative effects, ranging from lowered IQ to  more serious neurological diseases and greater cancer risk. The type of fluoride added to our municipal tap water supplies is considered toxic industrial waste that the EPA banned from being dumped into our waterways and inland dumping sites.

Various health forums or chat sites discuss using the trace mineral boron as a solution for the fluorides in our bodies, but this health journalist didnt immediately trust using off the shelf Borax, a green cleaning solution, as a source of boron.

I was not willing to discuss this topic until I stumbled upon a more reliable, scientifically credentialed source, Dr. Newnham, PhD, DO, ND, who used boron to resolve his longstanding arthritic condition. His arthritic condition is not the only ailment addressed successfully using boron from Borax.

The Boron Revelations of Rex Newnham, PhD, DO, ND

Dr. Newnham was originally a professor of soil science and agricultural botany. After enduring the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs without improvement of his arthritic condition for years, he realized he needed to understand nutrition better to heal himself. So he earned degrees as an Osteopathic Doctor (DO) and Naturopathic Doctor (ND) with a Ph.D. in nutrition.

That training combined with his background in soil science led him to discover a trace mineral lacking in most food, due to poor soil conditions from modern farming methods. This trace mineral healed his arthritis boron.  In Australia where he lived and worked, natural boron compounds werent banned, but they were labeled as a poison.

Newnham argues that it is the amount that determines toxicity, not the compound itself. He used oxygen as an example. Breathing with 100 percent oxygen is rarely achieved, even so, too much oxygen well beyond the normal 21 percent we normally breathe for extended periods can actually kill. (Source)

After determining the toxicity zone....

22:48

Op Ed: Four Challenges to Consider When Launching Your Fund Raise on the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) or token sales have seen a dramatic increase over the past year as a method for raising capital. According to CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin market capitalization sits at around $70 billion at the time of writing (even after the China ICO market correction), up from $11 billion in June 2016. Overall, the cryptocurrency market cap is now over $150 billion, roughly the size of Algeria or Iraqs GDP.

Many organizations have, therefore, become interested in using token sales (aka ICOs and token generation events) as a way of raising capital. Mostly, companies look at token sales as a way to raise startup capital; they issue utility tokens to avoid being classified as a security. This method is in line with traditional crowdfunding that companies have been doing for many years.

I also believe there is a lot of pent up demand from traditional asset classes and established companies to utilize the blockchain to raise capital and conduct their business. This is because there are a many benefits for both the issuer and the investor.

For the issuer, its a frictionless process of raising capital that opens up a global market of potential investors. Costs of raising capital via this process can be a fraction of what it may cost to address the same size market with a traditional raise.

For the investor, it provides access to a wider range of investment opportunities, which a regular person may never otherwise have access to. Typically, there are zero or very low investment minimums, and one can easily participate in a token sale anywhere on the globe just set up a wallet, buy some bitcoin or ether, and get in on time. As a bonus, theres also often the existence of a secondary market where tokens can be traded after the initial token sale, thus providing fast liquidity to those that desire it.

However, the process is not without its challenges, and there are several things to consider when launching your next fund offering on the blockchain.

What are traditional asset classes and why may a blockchain be of benefit to them?

Traditional asset classes are those that generally come up when people talk about investments. They include stocks, commodities, real estate, private equity funds and derivatives, VC funds, REITs and others.

Most, if not all, traditional assets would fall...

22:48

Cat Cries When He's Not Being Held So Shelter Staff Gets Creative "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cats can get a bad rap for being antisocial. But not Dougie.

Dougie loves to snuggle like, all the time.

And the senior shelter cat is certainly not shy when it comes to demanding what he wants.

Credit: Ashley Perkins

When the 15-year-old orange tabby arrived at Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARL) in early June, he was in bad shape. Suffering from feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the shelter staff had to work overtime to get him the medical care he so desperately needed.

After months of treatment, Dougie finally became strong and healthy enough to start looking for a new home. By then, the shelter staff had become quite familiar with Dougies adorable quirk.

He is incredibly social, and very people-motivated, Jeana Roth, director of community engagement, tells The Dodo. He always wants to be near the people around him, and meows until he gets affection and attention.

Credit: Ashley Perkins

Dougies need to be cuddled had, in fact, become something of an enjoyable nuisance to the shelter staff, who would continually have to stop the tasks they were doing to hold Dougie or else be forced to listen to his friendly, no-nonsense meows. Dougie is very vocal in his need for attention. If he wasnt held, or being petted, he would let you know, Roth says.
 
When the time came to move Dougie to the adoption floor, the staff had come up with the perfect way to showcase the senior cats unique personality. They posted a photo to Facebook showing Dougie snuggled up in a BabyBjrn worn by one of his favorite pals at the shelter.

When hes not bein...

22:47

Moricetown band set to change name "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Part of a mural in the Moricetown community hall.

Posted by Jacob LeBlanc, CFNR Radio,  September 21, 2017

Moricetown band members will now get to say a familiar name as the village is changing their name.

Victor Jim is the newly elected chief and as one of his first acts in office was to return the name of their village to its original name, Witset.

This was suggested almost 4 years ago in a Council meeting and has been a popular notion since then.

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22:44

Probiotics may be beneficial to prevent radiation-induced diarrhea in patients who suffered from abdominal or pelvic cancers. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(6):e0178870. Epub 2017 Jun 2. PMID: 28575095 Abstract Title:  Probiotics for prevention of radiation-induced diarrhea: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy is commonly used for abdominal or pelvic cancer, and patients receiving radiotherapy have a high risk developing to an acute radiation-induced diarrhea. Several previous studies have discussed the effect of probiotics on prevention of radiation-induced diarrhea, but the results are still inconsistent.OBJECTIVE: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of probiotic supplementation for prevention the radiation-induced diarrhea.METHODS: Relevant RCTs studies assessing the effect of probiotic supplementation on clinical outcomes compared with placebo were searched in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases (up to March 30 2016). Heterogeneity was assessed with I2 and H2, and publication bias was evaluated using sensitive analysis.RESULTS: Six trials, a total of 917 participants (490 participants received prophylactic probiotics and 427 participants received placebo), were included in this meta-analysis. Compared with placebo, probiotics were associated with a lower incidence of radiation-induced diarrhea (RR: 0.55; 95% CI: 0.34-0.88; P = 0.01; I2: 87%; 95% CI: 75%-94%; H2: 2.8; 95% CI: 2.0-4.0). However, there is no significant difference in the anti-diarrheal medication use (RR: 0.68; 95% CI: 0.40-1.14; P = 0.14) or bristol scale on stool form (RR: 0.64; 95% CI: 0.35-1.17; P = 0.14).CONCLUSION: Probiotics may be beneficial to prevent radiation-induced diarrhea in patients who suffered from abdominal or pelvic cancers during radiotherapy period.

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22:41

Child Protective Services Failure A Tale of Two Boys Who Suffered Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Photo source: Dee Prince.

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

They are a microcosm of the failures of the Child Protective Services System two young men whose stories clearly illustrate two sides of the same coin.

It was a chance encounter in the middle of Union Station in downtown Washington, D.C. As we talked with these young men, I realized that their stories were perfect demonstrations of why Dee Prince, Whitney Manning, and I joined hundreds of other parents and activists in our nations capitol for the Million Parent March events of September 17 19, 2017.

They, and hundreds of thousands of children with stories just like theirs, were why we were there. We dont even know their names, but their stories broke our hearts.

The green Mohawk initially drew our attention. Dee, a schoolteacher by trade, asked if we could have our picture made with them to post on Facebook.

The young men graciously obliged, and we had an impromptu photo shoot in the lobby of the train station. They are musicians and are obviously comfortable with such requests from strangers they meet on their way. We chatted a bit, and laughed together.

The tone shifted when we told them why we were there. We said that we were participating in the Million Parent March because we were fighting for families and children who have been torn apart by the child protective services system, family courts, and foster care.

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Million Parent March, September 18, 2017. Source.

Grew Up in the Foster Care System

A sadness came over the African-American gentlemans face, and he said softly t...

22:36

Insanity: Mainstream Media Triggered Over Trump Sovereignty Talk, Claims America First Idea Is Russian Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In yet another example of obvious disinformation being pushed by the establishment media, noted liar and MSNBC host Brian Williams took to the airwaves Wednesday to complain about the presidents use of the word sovereignty before interviewing a former CIA operative who declared that the literal idea of putting ones country first somehow plays into Putins playbook.

Responding to President Trumps repeated use of the word sovereign and sovereignty during his recent United Nations speech, Williams worried if this was a dog whistle signal to the liberal world order that the United States was no longer looking to world governing bodies for guidance.

Back to this use of the sovereign and sovereignty, Williams said as he spoke to mainstream media reporter Anita Kumar. Did you hear a buzzword or a dog whistle in his repeated use of that world?

(Watch at Youtube)

You know it caused me to go back through and count how many times and so he used that word sovereign or sovereignty 21 times, a clearly triggered Kumar stated. It was definitely the word.

Pretending not to know what the word sovereignty means, Williams than asked his guest who in turn was only to happy to take shots at the entire idea of putting ones own country first.

It just means what he was talking about from the beginning which is America first, were going to go it alone, Kumar laughably claimed before moving into the heart of the real reason that the establishment doesnt want America put first. (Hint: They actually care more about the United Nations than America itself)

That really undermines to me the UN which is where he was today, NATO, EU places like that. International bodies he was really saying, dont matter as much anymore, Kumar continued.

Apparently in leftist insanity land Trump is the bad guy because he is directly going up against the very international bodies that the American people voted against in the 2016 election.

Amazingly, this wasnt the only open propaganda during the segment, as Williams also turned to former Chief of State for the DOD and the CIA under the Obama administration Jeremy Bash who openly declared that the entire idea of economic nationalism was a Russian ideolo.......

Insanity: Mainstream Media Triggered Over Trump Sovereignty Talk, Claims America First Idea Is Russian Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

trump-senate

In yet another example of obvious disinformation being pushed by the establishment media, noted liar and MSNBC host Brian Williams took to the airwaves Wednesday to complain about the presidents use of the word sovereignty before interviewing a former CIA operative who declared that the literal idea of putting ones country first somehow plays into Putins playbook.

Responding to President Trumps repeated use of the word sovereign and sovereignty during his recent United Nations speech, Williams worried if this was a dog whistle signal to the liberal world order that the United States was no longer looking to world governing bodies for guidance.

Back to this use of the sovereign and sovereignty, Williams said as he spoke to mainstream media reporter Anita Kumar. Did you hear a buzzword or a dog whistle in his repeated use of that world?

(Watch at Youtube)

You know it caused me to go back through and count how many times and so he used that word sovereign or sovereignty 21 times, a clearly triggered Kumar stated. It was definitely the word.

Pretending not to know what the word sovereignty means, Williams than asked his guest who in turn was only to happy to take shots at the entire idea of putting ones own country first.

It just means what he was talking about from the beginning which is America first, were going to go it alone, Kumar laughably claimed before moving into the heart of the real reason that the establishment doesnt want America put first. (Hint: They actually care more about the United Nations than America itself)

That really undermines to me the UN which is where he was today, NATO, EU places like that. International bodies he was really saying, dont matter as much anymore, Kumar continued.

Apparently in leftist insanity land Trump is the bad guy because he is directly going up against the very international bodies that the American people voted against in the 2016 election.

Amazingly, this wasnt the only open propaganda during the segment, as Williams also turned to former Chief of State for the DOD and the CIA under the Obama ad...

22:31

Understanding Gas Pump Credit Card Skimmers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SparkFun teams with law enforcement to better understand gas station skimmers and to take evasive action.

Read more on MAKE

The post Understanding Gas Pump Credit Card Skimmers appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

22:31

Nebraska Lawyers Accept Bitcoin Following Ethics Board Approval "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The lawyer who asked a Nebraska state ethics board about accepting bitcoin says his practice will soon begin taking the cryptocurrency.

22:27

Probiotics lowered pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6 in rheumatoid arthritis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15. PMID: 28914373 Abstract Title:  The therapeutic effect of probiotics on rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials. Abstract:  Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which probiotics appears to have an immune modulating action along with decreased inflammatory process. Therefore, we aim to investigate the efficacy of probiotics as an adjuvant therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. A comprehensive literature search was performed using nine databases including PubMed and Web of Science. Interesting data was extracted and meta-analyzed. We assessed the risk of bias using Cochrane Collaboration's tool. The protocol was registered in PROSPERO (CRD 42016036769). We found nine studies involving 361 patients who met our eligibility criteria. Our meta-analysis indicated that pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 was significantly lower in the probiotics compared with the placebo group (standardized mean difference = - 0.708; 95% confidence interval (CI) - 1.370 to 0.047, P = 0.036). However, there was no difference between probiotics and placebo in disease activity score (mean difference 0.023; 95% CI - 0.584 to 0.631, P = 0.940). Probiotics lowered pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6 in RA; however, its clinical effect is still unclear. Hence, many high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are still needed to prove this effect.

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22:23

How to Address the Shortcomings of New York Citys Official Cultural Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Artist Alicia Grulln at one of the cultural plan meetings (image courtesy Hester Street Collaborative)Artist and Peoples Cultural Plan member Alicia Grulln at one of the cultural plan meetings (image courtesy Hester Street Collaborative)

New Yorkers face a massive crisis in housing and affordability and huge inequities in funding for arts and culture. Public land is being sold off to developers; homelessness is reaching heights not seen in the city since the Great Depression; and most of the arts community hangs on by a thread. We need a cultural plan matching the scale of the crisis, proposing bold, courageous action but Mayor de Blasios CreateNYC Cultural Plan disappoints, with its cosmetic and feel-good narrative. Wheres the activist mayor who pledged to fight Albany so that New York City could collect higher income taxes? Where are the City Council members who faced arrest protesting the 2015 expiration of the rent laws?

Were pleased that CreateNYC highlights the need for greater equity, seeking to make our cultural institutions more inclusive. This mandate reflects a commitment to the work begun in 2015 with the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) first ever diversity survey whose results informed some of our work on the Peoples Cultural Plan (PCP). Well continue to encourage such efforts and take action to fix this malignant problem. Its imperative that New York take the lead, because New York is a city of color.

Nonetheless, CreateNYC is missing fundamental components, which fall broadly into two categories: the lack of concrete funding commitments, and the absence of adequate anti-displacement policies. We will address funding first, because CreateNYC was undertaken by the DCLA,...

22:21

Howard Bloom On Islam And The Muhammad Code "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The truth is Islam has never developed an equivalent to the Wests protest, free-speech, peace, and human rights movements.

22:16

An Artist Who Grew Up in Boyle Heights Navigates the Fight Over Gentrification "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over the past 18 months, the struggle over gentrification and displacement in Boyle Heights has focused on a crop of about a dozen art galleries that have moved into the predominantly Latino neighborhood, and community activists who have taken a hard line against them, unequivocally demanding that all art spaces leave the area. According to residential real estate website Trulia, the median monthly rent for an apartment in Boyle Heights has jumped from $1,825 to $2,550 over the past year, a significant increase in a neighborhood where over 75% of the residents are renters and the median household income is just over $33,000, according to the LA Times.

Most mainstream media sources have painted this tense situation as a binary opposition between a largely white, moneyed art world, and a unified community of minority residents whose homes and way of life are threatened by the galleries encroachment. A new short documentary, however, takes a different approach. Produced by Field of Vision, The Town I Live In is narrated by Guadalupe Rosales, an artist with roots in both Boyle Heights and the arts community. The media often portrays local conflicts like this in black and white terms of us against them, and in the case of Boyle Heights, the community versus the galleries,' said Rosales and her film collaborator, Matt Wolf, via email. In reality the situation in Boyle Heights and in many other communities facing gentrification is much more nuanced and complex.

The documentary, which you can watch in full in the exclusive clip above, considers the less discussed and more personal perspective of what its like to be an artist from Boyle Heights. Rosaless artistic practice involves archiving the Southern California Latino youth culture she grew up with  from photographs sent in by fans of her...

22:16

DIARY: Take Me To The Other Side "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trinie Dalton around Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

22:15

220,000+ Japanese Woodblock Prints Available Online in Growing Database "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Fine Wind, Clear Weather (Gaif kaisei), also known as Red Fuji Katsushika Hokusai. 1830-1831- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

With a long rich history, Japanese woodblock prints are sources of inspiration for everything from tattoos to reimagined video games characters. And while we've already shared how the Library of Congress has made their ukiyo-e available free online, a new database brings together over 220,000 examples of the art form.

Ukiyo-e.org is a digital archive that collates collections from 24 museums, libraries, auction houses, and art dealers around the world. By uniting the individual collections, there are several interesting features that make Ukiyo-e.org a top destination for anyone interested in Japanese printmaking. Aside from the ability to search by institution, artist, and time period, you can also upload an image to see if there are any similar prints in the database. And, once you click on an entry, similar prints in the archive also appear, allowing you to click through and see the differences in color and quality.

These features make the website, which was started by programmer and Khan Academy engineer John Resig, the top entry point for those looking to discover more about Japanese woodblock prints. And while greats of the golden age like Hiroshige and Hokusai are well represented, it's fascinating the see the hidden gems available within the vast archive. There are even modern and contemporary prints that demonstrate how the ukiyo-e tradition carries on today.

Ukiyo-e.org is an online database that brings together over 220,000 examples of Japanese woodblock prints from institutions around the world.

...

22:13

3 Tips for Living with No Regrets. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Regrets come in all shapes and sizes. There is the woman I didnt approach in the coffee shop, the time I didnt ask my boss for a raise, all those times when I could have hugged my kids and told them how cool they were, but instead was distracted by things that didnt really matter.

22:08

UN Human Rights Council opens landmark meeting on witchcraft "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GENEVA The United Nations Human Rights Council opened a two-day workshop Thursday, concerning abuses and deaths in some way related to witchcraft. This 2017 meeting, facilitated in part by the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN), marks the first time that the UN has aggressively addressed this world crisis one that sees adults and children beaten, dismembered, and even killed in the name of the witchcraft.

Human Rights Council, Geneva 2013 [U.S. Mission Geneva / Eric Bridiers]

In coordination with the U.N.s International Day of Peace, leaders and experts from around the world have come together in Switzerland to examine this global human rights problem, the causes, and the possible solutions.

This ground-breaking event means that, for the first time, witchcraft and human rights will be discussed in a holistic, systematic and in-depth manner, building on and consolidating critical work done on the issue to date by various experts including co-organizers of the event, said Ikponwosa Ero, one of the main convenors of the event.

Ms. Ero is also the United Nations Independent expert on the human rights of persons with albinism a sector of the world population that is acutely affected by witchcraft-related abuses.

These attacks and violations, which frequently target people in vulnerable situations including persons with albinism, are astonishing in their brutality, Ero said in a statement.

In addition, there are gaps in applicable legal frameworks and challenges with implementation and enforcement, and far too often perpetrators are not brought to justice. This impunity simply cannot be tolerated, she added.

As TWH has reported extensively in the past, this worldwide human rights crisis does not center on Witchcraft as is practiced or understood by much of the Wild Hunt readership. Most victims of witchcraft-related violence are not, in fact, practicing Witches or necessarily using any form of magic on their own, religious or otherwise.

The victims of witchcraft-related violence are most commonly those people erroneously accused of the practice in order to augment someone elses political, social, or economic gain, or to place blame for some other unforeseen trag...

22:04

How I hacked hundreds of companies through their helpdesk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

UPDATE: The Next Web wrote a story about my findings: https://thenextweb.com/security/2017/09/21/ticket-trick-see-hackers-gain-unauthorized-access-slack-teams-exploiting-issue-trackers/

Introduction

Months ago I discovered a flaw hackers can use to access a companys internal communications. The flaw only takes a couple of clicks to potentially access intranets, social media accounts such as Twitter, and most commonly Yammer and Slack teams.

The bug is still out there. It isnt something that can be fixed right away. Over the past few months, I contacted dozens of companies and affected vendors as part of their bug bounty programs in order to get their setup fixed. Due to the number of affected companies it was not possible to contact everyone. On the recommendation of some of my hacker heroes, and with approval of the affected vendors, Im publishing this blog so everyone affected can act immediately. Introducing what Ive been calling Ticket Trick:

I gave my finding a name and a logo. Deal with it.

THE DOORsign up with your @company email

Popular business communication tools such as Slack, Yammer and Facebook Workplace require employees to sign up with their @company e-mail address. Once an employee clicks on the verification link sent to their internal email address, they can join the companys instance and access internal communication.

Slack: Users with the same @company mail can join the team by default, this can be replaced by SSO or set to invite-only.Yammer: everyone with an @company mail can join.Facebook Workplace: everyone with an @company mail can join.

THE KEYSThe helpdesk or create-by-email feature

METHOD #1THE ISSUE TRACKER

It started when I discovered a way to bypass this authentication with GitLab. Anyone with a valid @gitlab.com e-mail address could join their team.

At the same time, GitLab offers a feature to create issues by e-mail by sending them to a unique @gitlab.com e-mail address. See *where this is headed?

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22:01

The Ultimate Way to Cure Anxiety: Why are We All Addicted to Something? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Why do human beings in our culture have this nagging, constant insatiability?

22:01

Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Bernard Andreason, then and now. Andreason, left, at 11 years old, when he attended Stringer Hall in Inuvik. Hes now 56, and lives in Vancouver (right). (CBC)

At the time, as young kids, it sounded good like we were going to make it in a day or 2

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 21, 2017

When the highway connecting Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk year-round finally opens in November, Bernard Andreason hopes to be there.

But it will be a celebration tinged with loss and regret.

The 56-year-old lives in Vancouver now, but 45 years ago, when he was a boy at residential school in Inuvik, he walked for more than two weeks to get home to Tuktoyaktuk.

It was a journey that claimed the lives of his two closest friends, and almost killed him.

Stolen cigarettes

Andreason remembers the thrill and the excitement of taking off with Dennis Dick, 13, and Lawrence Jack Elanik, 11, in the middle...

22:00

Long List Of Weather Control Patents Prove Technology Exists To Manipulate Storms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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With major storms such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the United States with ferocity, questions have arisen by those mainly dubbed conspiracy theorists. But according to an extensive list of government patents, technology does indeed exist to control and manipulate such storms.

According to Natural News, a quick perusal of the governments many patents and trademarks for weather modification and geoengineering suggests that the powers that be, indeed, have covert tools at their disposal that are capable of affecting and perhaps even controlling certain elements of the weather.

The Oxford Geoengineering Programme claims that this kind of manipulation is all done in the name of counteracting the invented science of climate change. But if thats the case, could the worlds governments use this technology to cause destruction? It certainly appears that not only is the answer yes, but also that they already have.

A list, compiled by GeoEngineeringWatch.org, dates back to 1891 and offers some keen insights as to what the deep state could be up to in terms of creating or manipulating severe weather events. The earliest known patent designed to manipulate the weather was filed on July 16, 1891. It is titled, Method of Producing R...

Long List Of Weather Control Patents Prove Technology Exists To Manipulate Storms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

hurricane3

With major storms such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the United States with ferocity, questions have arisen by those mainly dubbed conspiracy theorists. But according to an extensive list of government patents, technology does indeed exist to control and manipulate such storms.

According to Natural News, a quick perusal of the governments many patents and trademarks for weather modification and geoengineering suggests that the powers that be, indeed, have covert tools at their disposal that are capable of affecting and perhaps even controlling certain elements of the weather.

The Oxford Geoengineering Programme claims that this kind of manipulation is all done in the name of counteracting the invented science of climate change. But if thats the case, could the worlds governments use this technology to cause destruction? It certainly appears that not only is the answer yes, but also that they already have.

A list, compiled by GeoEngineeringWatch.org, dates back to 1891 and offers some keen insights as to what the deep state could be up to in terms of creating or manipulating severe weather events. The earliest known patent designed to manipulate the weather was filed on July 16, 1891. It is titled, Method of Producing Rain-fall. It explains how the rapid evaporation and air chilling can be used to create condensation in the atmosphere, or cloud-seeding,...

22:00

The Smithsonian Design Museum Digitizes 200,000 Objects, Giving You Access to 3,000 Years of Design Innovation & History "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

John Lennon poster by Richard Avedon

When we think of design, each of us thinks of it in our own way, focusing on our own interests: illustration, fashion, architecture, interfaces, manufacturing, or any of a vast number of sub-disciplines besides. Those of us who have paid a visit to Cooper Hewitt, also known as the Smithsonian Design Museum, have a sense of just how much human innovation, and even human history, that term can encompass. Now, thanks to an ambitious digitization project that has so far put 200,000 items (or 92 percent of the museum's collection) online, you can experience that realization virtually.

Concept car designed by William McBride

The video below explains the system, an impressive feat of design in and of itself, with which Cooper Hewitt made this possible. "In collaboration with the Smithsonians Digitization Program Office, the mass digitization project transformed a physical object (2-D or 3-D) from the shelf to a virtual object in one continuous process," says its about page. "At its peak, the project had four photographic set ups in simultaneous operation, allowing each to handle a certain size, range and type of object, from minute buttons to large posters and furniture. A key to the projects success was having a completely barcoded collection, which dramatically increased efficiency and allowed all object information to be automatically linked to each image."

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21:55

Child Protective Services Failure A Tale of Two Boys Who Suffered Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Union Station boys

Photo source: Dee Prince.

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

They are a microcosm of the failures of the Child Protective Services System two young men whose stories clearly illustrate two sides of the same coin.

It was a chance encounter in the middle of Union Station in downtown Washington, D.C. As we talked with these young men, I realized that their stories were perfect demonstrations of why Dee Prince, Whitney Manning, and I joined hundreds of other parents and activists in our nations capitol for the Million Parent March events of September 17 19, 2017.

They, and hundreds of thousands of children with stories just like theirs, were why we were there. We dont even know their names, but their stories broke our hearts.

The green Mohawk initially drew our attention. Dee, a schoolteacher by trade, asked if we could have our picture made with them to post on Facebook.

The young men graciously obliged, and we had an impromptu photo shoot in the lobby of the train station. They are musicians and are obviously comfortable with such requests from strangers they meet on their way. We chatted a bit, and laughed together.

The tone shifted when we told them why we were there. We said that we were participating in the Million Parent March because we were fighting for families and children who have been torn apart by the child protective services system, family courts, and foster care.

Million Parent March 2017 mall

Million Parent March, September 18, 2017. Source.

Grew Up in the Foster Care System

A sadness came over the African-American gentlemans face, and he said softly that...

21:49

Ben & Holly opening credits redone in the style of Game of Thrones "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So yesterday someone added Game of Thrones quotes to Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom and it was a thing of wonder.

Today its time for the Ben & Holly opening credits, done in the style of Game of Thrones, and its even better (thanks to @31Itlolox for the tip).

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21:46

How to Eat Seasonally Without Sacrificing Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's not a new concept. Both health and culinary experts alike have espoused the benefits of eating seasonally for decades. In-season foods tend to be more fresh and flavorful, offering distinctive advantages to both your overall wellbeing as well as your taste buds.

It seems simple, but eating seasonally can be tough in locales that experience harsh winters, or for individuals living within modest means. However, when done correctly, eating seasonally can be done throughout cold winter months, and on any budget.

21:45

Dickies Commissioned a Photographer to Shoot with an 810 Camera "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The clothing brand Dickies wanted to celebrate its 50th anniversary of their signature pair of trousers, so they commissioned George Muncey to take a series of portraits on his 810 large format camera.

In this 9-minute video, Muncey shows the background to the shoot and how it worked when shooting with this unique camera.

For the shoot, Muncey used people who actually where the trousers, rather than typical models youd see in a magazine. Its this that gave his shoot a much more realistic feel.

He wanted to capture the stars of his shots in their natural habitat, as well as against a more typical white background to round things off.

A number of his images suffered a weird light leak, and that happened simply from a flash putting too much pressure on the film slide holders, leaking some light onto the film itself. It looks kinda like a spotlight beaming up at the model from the edge of a catwalk.

The camera makes a satisfying click, rather than the thud of a mirror that most of us are used to thanks to DSLR cameras.

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21:45

Flu vaccine refusal healthcare worker Dumb Asses "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Were nearing the commencement of the 2017-2018 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. And every flu season, for the past 6 years, I reprint Dr. Mark Crislips epic rant about Dumb Ass healthcare workers who refuse to get the flu vaccine. Dr. Crislips hysterical characterizations, which were originally published in A Budget of Dumb Asses, are a list of the

Skeptical Raptor

21:43

Government Agency Blacklists Couple for Not Supporting Gay Marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A couple who resigned from a National Trust property because they refused to wear gay pride badges says they have been blacklisted from volunteering. Bob and Linda Gates resigned from Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk, having worked there for 14 years. When they applied to volunteer at Blickling Hall, a nearby National Trust property, they received no reply for over two weeks before they were eventually told there

were no vacancies. However, before the couple was rejected, Mr. Gates created a fake applicant with no experience who was told there were several vacancies. The applicant, named Joan Simpson, was told within 48 hours that Blickling Hall needed more members of the visitor welcome team and room guides. READ MORE

 

21:40

Trump Calls Nambia, Agrabah and Utopia The New Axis Of Evil "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tweet TowerSome of President Trumps more perplexing comments during his UN speech yesterday seem to have taken a darker turn. When asked to elaborate, Trump said, I have added Agrabah to my no-fly list. No more flying for Agrabah, on planes, or helicopters, or those flying carpets. None of that green energy shit on my watch. And Nambia has proven

21:36

Piers Morgan back at work after having irritating lump removed from his neck "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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21:35

People Are Making This Jewelry For The Saddest Reason "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Smugglers involved in a massive criminal network that's driving an endangered animal to extinction are becoming creative so that they can sneak loot past international borders.  

Rhinos are teetering on the brink of extinction because of an incessant demand for their horn, falsely thought to be a cure-all in some parts of Asia and now worth more than gold or cocaine even though it's just keratin, the same material that grows on our fingernails.

Traffickers who are operating in South Africa have started to make beads and pendants out of rhino horn so that smugglers can literally wear the product and fly out of the country to trade it in Asia, according a report just released by TRAFFIC, an organization that tracks the illegal wildlife trade.

Considering that South Africa just made domestic trade of rhino horn legal, the revelation that rhino horn is leaving the country in the form of jewelry is especially concerning. South Africa is home to 79 percent of the last remaining rhinos on the planet. Over the past decade, over 7,100 rhinos have been killed by poachers for their horns.

"At the moment, most law enforcement agencies are looking for whole horns, they're looking for pieces of horn," Julian Rademeyer, spokesman for TRAFFIC, explained in a video statement. "But they're not looking for these smaller items that are being smuggled out."

Earlier this year, poachers broke into a rhino orphanage in South Africa and killed two young rhinos for their tiny horns. Just days after that, a rhino in a zoo in France was killed by poachers who broke in just to steal his horn. ...

21:33

This LEGO Instax Camera is 90 Years Old "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Albertino of Instax Magic created a unique camera that blends the old and the new. Half of it is made of LEGO, and half is a 90-year-old Zeiss-Ikon Trona folding plate camera.

The Trona was originally purchased from a camera collector in extremely worn but functioning condition. Albertino could immediately tell the camera had been well used in its former life.

Holding such an antique to shoot in the street is an interesting experience, Albertino writes. The images always have a vintage feel, perhaps due to the color saturation and the contrast of the picture. It never needs an Instagram filter to achieve that.

This old camera was paired with a LEGO back that features a motorized system for processing instant film. It takes Fuji Instax Mini packs for 10 instant film exposures, and new packs can be swapped in easily while out shooting.

I think photographers in the past who used this camera would normally bring at most three sheets of films for a day of shooting, says Albertino. With the modern instant film, I can bring several packs of film with ten pieces each to shoot. It certainly makes the process more convenient for the busy modern day shooters as well as saving the cost of developing the films.

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21:32

Why Real Estate Industries in Miami and UAE are Embracing Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Miami and UAE realtors take advantage of the Bitcoin network for the real estate transactions

21:32

If You Still Go to Starbucks Get Ready to Never Want to Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: If You Still Go to Starbucks Get Ready to Never Want to Again For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Every Dollar Spent at Starbucks Supports GMOs, Empowers Monsanto and Hurts Grassroots GMO Labeling Efforts. Heres What They Dont Want You to Know by PAUL FASSA If you take the time to examine your personal buying habits closely, its rather obvious that those buying habits are based on decisions informed or not.  Most would []

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21:24

Former Fox-Hunting Hounds Finally Learn What It's Like To Be Loved "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For years, the hounds had only one purpose to chase down foxes. They were owned by a fox hunting group, which didnt kill the foxes but still chased them in an effort to preserve traditional hunts. When the hounds werent being used, they lived in small, barren kennels floored with sawdust they didnt have any beds or toys, and rarely had human companionship.

But this May, the lives of 23 hounds changed forever.

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

When the hunting club, which was located in Pennsylvania, decided to downsize, it approached Main Line Animal Rescue (MLAR) and asked if it would take some of the retired dogs.

In the past, they had never released any dogs up for adoption, Russ Stewart, development coordinator for MLAR, told The Dodo. But they said they had a number of dogs who had been retired, or who hadnt even been out with the pack because they either werent hunters or they werent fast enough to keep up anymore.

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

The hunt club didnt have particular dogs in mind to surrender instead, it invited Stewart and another staff member from MLAR to the hunt club to pick out the dogs themselves.

We really tried to focus on the older dogs in the group, simply because we figured they were the most at risk, Stewart said. We also wanted to make an effort for these dogs who had been there for five, six or more years. All they had known was the hunt club, and we wanted to give them a shot to get into a home and spend their golden years in a home with a family.

Credit: Main Line Animal Rescue

With a grant from The Grey Muzzle, an o...

21:23

Witch claims can cure cancer by speaking to demons, makes pacts with Satan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We know that the Word of God warns us that even Satan can and will perform Lying signs and wonders and this next story definitely validates this truth. According to a report, A with claims she can help cure people from diseases including cancer by talking to demons and making pacts with Satan. Black Witch S, real name Savannah, practices black magic or the Left Hand Path which she says has transformed

the lives of thousands of her students and followers. Savannah, 46, claims she recently helped to heal a 23-year-old Los Angeles police officer from acute Stage 4 leukemia by talking to her demon guide Astaroth. There is no medical evidence to suggest she has actually cured anyone but that has not stopped five million people visiting her website this year alone. READ MORE

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DEVELOPING: Flesh-eating ulcer cases in Australia raises concern "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The spread of a flesh-eating bacterial condition in Australia sparked calls Thursday for more government-funded research into the disease, which is normally limited to developing countries. Buruli ulcer, a leprosy-like disease that rots flesh, is usually found in parts of Africa and was named after the

Ugandan village where it was discovered. It was first diagnosed in Australias Victoria state in the 1930s and a growing number of cases have hit Bellarine Peninsula south of Melbourne. It seems to us that it is an outbreak in (native marsupial) possums in (Bellarine), connecting to humans directly or indirectly through biting insects, Paul Johnson of Melbournes Austin Hospital told AFP. READ MORE

21:07

Best Twitter comeback youll see today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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21:00

Cosmic Disclosure: The Ascension of Earth -- Season 8, Episode 7 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


David Wilcock:
All right, welcome back to Cosmic Disclosure. I'm your host, David Wilcock. I'm here with Corey Goode.

And in this episode, we're getting into a long-awaited update about several key issues that are happening right now.
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21:00

Behold the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript: The 15th-Century Text That Linguists & Code-Breakers Cant Understand "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A 600-year-old manuscriptwritten in a script no one has ever decoded, filled with cryptic illustrations, its origins remaining to this day a mystery. Its not as satisfying a plot, say, of a National Treasure or Dan Brown thriller, certainly not as action-packed as pick-your-Indiana Jones. The Voynich Manuscript, named for the antiquarian who rediscovered it in 1912, has a much more hermetic nature, somewhat like the work of Henry Darger; it presents us with an inscrutably alien world, pieced together from hybridized motifs drawn from its contemporary surroundings.

Voynich is unique for having made up its own alphabet while also seeming to be in conversation with other familiar works of the period, such that it resembles an uncanny doppelganger of many a Medieval text. A comparatively long book at 234 pages, it roughly divides into seven sections, any of which might be found on the shelves of your average 1400s European readera fairly small and rarified group. Over time, Voynich enthusiasts have given each section a conventional name" for its dominant imagery: "botanical, astronomical, cosmological, zodiac, biological, pharmaceutical, and recipes.

Scholars can only speculate about these categories. The manuscript's origins and intent have baffled cryptologists since at least the 17th century, when, notes Vox, an alchemist described it as a certain riddle of the Sphinx. We can presume, judging by its illustrations, writes Reed Johnson at The New Yorker, that Voynich is a compendium of knowledge related to the natural world." But its illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of heavy-headed flowers that bear no relation to any earthly variety) to the bizarre (naked and possibly pregnant women, frolicking in what look like amusement-park waterslides from the fifteenth century).

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21:00

San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From PR Newswire Companies knew for decades that their products caused climate change and posed catastrophic risk, but misled the public and continued to make enormous profits News provided by City Attorney of San Francisco 13:15 ET SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara

20:57

This Guy Has Worked Out How To Find Your Soulmate Using The Law of Attraction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are certain tricks to using law of attraction to easily manifest what you want, but in order to do so you have to stop using certain words and begin using affirmations for positive thinking. Love is one of those amazing that you can attract, in order to attract love you have to BE love.

Most people struggle with law of attraction because theyve never properly understood how positive affirmations work. And most people struggle with LOA because they do not understand how to use it. So I share my biggest takeaways so you can apply it to your life easily.

In this video youll learn how to use the law of attraction, understand it better, and apply it to your life. The first step is to understand that youre always using Law of Attraction.

 

Its a constant affirmation meditation to visualize success and feel it in your nervous system. This is how you use positive affirmations to reprogram your subconscious mind, how to visualize images, how to visualize what you want, and how to create what you want as a reality.

Check out this video to find out more and get one stop closer to attracting your soulmate:

Connect with Jake Ducey on social media: Blog: http://www.JakeDucey.com Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/JakeDuceyauthor Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jakeducey

 

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20:53

500 WORDS: Tabboo! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tabboo!, aka Stephen Tashjian, talks about his life and art

20:52

IRIN | Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IRIN | Internment fears as Myanmar plans new camps for scattered Rohingya: More than 420,000 Rohingya around two thirds of the ethnic minoritys estimated population in northern Rakhine State have fled to Bangladesh this past month amid a military crackdown prompted by a Rohingya militant groups coordinated attacks on 25 August. Refugee witnesses say security forces killed fleeing civilians before razing villages to the ground in what rights groups are calling a scorched-earth campaign. The UN has said it bears the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing.

20:46

Petitio Principii "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The truth of the conclusion is assumed by the premises. Social media mentally affects people. Pseudo-reality-based interactions with other people tend to become increasingly impersonal leading to a separation phenomena. Recall the Six degrees of separation pushed at the onset of Facebook, that is being further utilized by AI based Information Routing Groups, which are []

20:45

Comic Artist Maps the History of Languages with an Illustrated Linguistic Tree "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Minna Sundberg Linguistic Tree Illustration

Using research from Ethnologue, Minna Sundberg created this amazing infographic in the form of a magnificent tree, which illustrates the ancient linguistic links between the worlds languages. Trees and branches are often used by linguists as a visual metaphor to explain language origination. This tree model explains the connections between groups of languages, which all descend from a common ancestral proto-language.

In the same way we think of people in a biological family tree, these groups of languages are known as families and linguists would say that daughter languages within a family are genetically related. This visualization stemmed from Sundberg's own webcomic, Stand Still. Stay Silent, which is set 900 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic Nordic world. Sundberg wanted to show why her characters could understand each other, despite them speaking different languages.

Scroll down to see more details of the artist's infographic.

Comic artist Minna Sundberg explores the history of languages with a creative infographic, designed as a tree diagram.

Minna Sundberg Linguistic Tree Illustration

The size of the leaves approximates how many people speak each language, with English being one of the largest groups, alongside Spanish and Hindi.

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20:43

The Problem with your Mindfulness Practice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Meditation with a goal of spiritual attainment seems to have gone out of fashion in favor of more practical, secular benefits.

20:29

Hurricane Maria Destroys Puerto Rico, Governor Says God Is With Us "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

God hates Puerto Rico? In the face of overwhelming destruction, Governor Ricardo Rossello declares God is with us, despite evidence to the contrary. CNN reports that Hurricane Maria will leave Puerto Rico in the dark for months, noting that the power system is basically destroyed. BBC reports: Hurricane Maria has knocked out power across the island []

20:29

These Robotic Friends Teach Kids How to Code "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wonder Workshops' robots Dot and Cue are both valuable tools for teaching aspiring programmers how to code.

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PANIC! WERE ALL GOING TO DIE ON SEPTEMBER 23rd Or Are We?? Heres Whats Really Going Down "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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20:23

Autumn Equinox And New Moon Ritual September 2017 The Perfect Time to Check In With Yourself "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Tanaaz

September brings us the Virgo New Moon on the 19th and the Equinox on the 22nd, making it the perfect time to check in with yourself and the energy that surrounds your life.

Life is always a dance between the highs and the lows, but the more you can keep your inner world centered, the easier and more peaceful your life will feel.

One of the main ways to find peace from within is learning to let things go. Many of us carry around hurts, pains and traumas for far too long and this can take a toll on our body, mind and soul.

Every so often, when strong cosmic forces come together like a New Moon and an Equinox, we can use this energy to make subtle or strong shifts in our lives.

In order to step into this energy and to really feel the loving and guiding support from the cosmos, we have to learn to let go and release all that is weighing us down. We have to let go of outdated thoughts, feelings and pains and surrender to the present.

With this cosmic energy, it is the perfect time to release and let go, and it seems that Mother Earth is also doing the same.

In the Northern Hemisphere the Equinox symbolises the start of Autumn, a time where all of nature has to surrender and allow the dead leaves to drop. This important cycle of death is necessary in order to recharge and make way for the new.

In the Southern Hemisphere the Equinox symbolises the start of Spring, where all of nature has to surrender in order to bloom. For the buds to open they have to let go and trust in the timing.They  have to allow themselves to be birthed open into the world.

No matter where you live, there is a strong energetic theme this September of letting go and relieving yourself of any baggage so you can get back in balance.

This ritual is designed to help you do just that while also nurturing and nourishing your mind, body and soul.

Equinox and New Moon Ritual 

You will need:

  • Candle
  • Pen and Paper
  • Smudging tool of your choice (sage, incense or palo santo)

Directions:

1.) Begin by smudging your aura and your surroundings. You can find further instructions on how to do this.......

20:18

Psychologists Reveal: Apply This 2-Hour Rule And Your Life Will Change 180 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the course of time, many unique individuals made a big difference.

  • Mother Teresa  Charity worker who devoted life to serving the poor and destitute.
  • Charles Darwin  Credited with theory of evolution and natural selection.
  • Galileo Galilei  Scientist who made discoveries about the galaxy and stuck to his principles.
  • Albert Einstein  Scientist and peace advocate.
  • Dalai Lama  Spiritual leader of the Tibetans, helped popularise principles of Buddhism.

The list can go for miles, but we will narrow the focus on another crucial thing: what these people had in their mind to make that difference? Why are they different from the rest of us?

According to psychologists Reflective Thinking is a must to self-improvement, and thats exactly what the people in the list above had in mind that separate them from the rest.

WHAT IS REFLECTIVE THINKING?

When things are not paving as we expected, or as we say when the s*it hits the fan what do we do? Most people will start discovering excuses instead of solutions, and when I say most, its over 90%.

The secret in reflective thinking is looking for the solution in you, instead of looking at external factors.

Many will say that self-focus is narcissistic and can be destructive force for us and the people around us, but thats not the case. As a matter of fact, psychological research shows that it is a critical component of positive change in life. A variety of theories on self-regulation emphasize that change requires two things: a goal, and an awareness of where one currently is in order to assess the discrepancy between the two.

Long story short, if you dont know where you are going, youll end up nowhere.

What reflective thinking offers is solution through your eyes and perception.

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20:18

When Landscape Restoration Actually Means More Fake Forests "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Wally Menne with TimberWatch

It is generally considered normal for decent people to be opposed to human poverty and hunger, to corporate power and money-lust, to ignorance and greed, to inequities and discrimination, to dishonesty and deceitfulness; so, why do so many people seemingly still not understand why socially and ecologically harmful industrial tree plantations deserve the same level of civil society opposition to them, and must be the target of a co-ordinated international campaign to oppose their proliferation?
With large-scale industrial monoculture tree plantations, you can get all of these fantastic benefits in a convenient single package:
  • POVERTY and HUNGER of the worst kind are experienced by rural communities and indigenous peoples whose land has been degraded or taken away from them, and thus been dispossessed of their primary means of survival their forests, fields, wildlife and water together with the associated indigenous knowledge and cultural traditions.
  •  POWER and MONEY-LUST are the forces that drive the aggressive efforts of the international pulp, paper, packaging and wood-products industry to cheaply access communal or state-owned land; tribal land in indigenous territories; land designated as forest reserves, or even land in protected areas, for new tree plantations.
  • GREED and IGNORANCE are what drive banks, investment funds, pension schemes, university endowment funds, even some churches, and the foreign aid agencies of Northern governments, to finance the establishment of new tree plantations on prime land in poor countries where it is claimed that sustainable development is required.
  • DISCRIMINATION and INEQUITY are essential ingredients if such tree plantation projects are to be successful, and these take the form of low wages for dangerous work, separation of workers from their families, shockingly poor worker living conditions, inadequate worker training and safety precautions, and minimal retirement benefits.

20:17

First Wes Anderson Movie in 4 Years & Heres the Trailer & its Stop Motion Animation & we like it. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

First stop motion since Fantastic Mr. Fox and (yet again) this looks to be the Wes Andersoniest Wes Anderson film yet.   You had me at Wes Anderson + Japan + dogs + first stop motion animation since Fantastic Mr. Fox = ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt []

20:15

Using Ultraviolet Light to Make Nature Fluoresce in Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ultraviolet photography is something that relatively few photographers explore, but its a fascinating realm to explore with less of an investment in equipment than most people think.

Much of my photography revolves around the world that we cannot see with our own eyes. This unseen world approach can make otherworldly beautiful images from everyday ordinary subjects. Using light beyond our own spectrum is a great way to start these explorations enter the world of ultraviolet photography.

To clarify: There are two types of ultraviolet photography. UV reflectance and UV fluorescence. UV reflectance is using a light source that contains UV light (such as the sun or a full-spectrum light source) and collecting only the ultraviolet light that hits the camera sensor. This requires a camera modification similar to what you would do for infrared photography, but on the other end of the spectrum.

It can reveal hidden patterns in flowers that only insects can see, like a bulls-eye pattern in sunflowers and what effectively appears as a landing strip in many flowers to attract pollinators.

The bottom-right image above is made by collecting UV light. The bottom middle is visible light and the left is an infrared image of the same sunflower. While the dark pattern is certainly interesting, things become almost magical when you make the flower fluoresce (large image). UV fluorescence requires a regular unmodified camera, but careful attention to ensure only pure UV light hits the subject. If anything in the frame fluoresces, visible light bounces back to the camera.

Interestingly, just about everything in nature fluoresces to some degree. You may have heard about scorpions or certain millipedes glowing under UV light, but if you bring forward enough UV-only light, everything can glow. The intensity of the light is key, and it needs to be pure as even a fraction of a percentage of spill-over into the visible spectrum will contaminate your results.

This is a typical setup for an ultraviolet shot. Each of these Yongnuo 685 flashes has been modified to output exclusively UV light, and the proc...

20:12

Benjamin Fulford Responds To Anna Von Reitz -- September 19th 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Benjamin Fulford) It is a fact that the US has been getting stuff like cars and TVs and toys sent to it for 40 years and not paying for it. The Americans owe the money for all that stuff. On the other hand, it is also true the Americans transferred their industrial infrastructure to China and other countries so deserve to be paid for that.
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20:12

Annona muricata leaves extracts prevent DMBA/TPA-induced skin tumorigenesis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Oct ;94:481-488. Epub 2017 Aug 2. PMID: 28779710 Abstract Title:  Annona muricata leaves extracts prevent DMBA/TPA-induced skin tumorigenesis via modulating antioxidants enzymes system in ICR mice. Abstract:  Annona muricata, locally known as soursop has been reported to exhibit antiproliferative activities against various cancer cell lines. In this current study, we have investigated the antitumor promotion of various fractions of Annona muricata leaves (AML); hexane (AMLH), dichloromethane (AMLD) and methanol (AMLM) fraction respectively on 7, 12-dimethylbenz[]anthracene (DMBA) induced and 12-0-tetradecaboylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) promoted skin tumorigenesis in mice via morphological assessment, biochemical analysis and histopathological evaluation. The results of the study revealed significant inhibition in tumor incidence, tumor burden and tumor volume in the groups received AMLH and AMLD, respectively, and suppressive effects in group received AMLM compared with carcinogen control group at week 21. Superoxide dismutase, catalase, and lipid peroxidation levels were returned to near normal by administration of AML to DMBA/TPA-induced mice. Theabove findings were supported by histopathological studies, in which the extensive epidermal hyperplasia in carcinogen control group was restored to normal in AML treated groups. Whilst, annonacin, a major annaonaceous acetogenin was found to be the highest in AMLH and AMLD. From the present study,it can be inferred that AML supressed DMBA/TPA-induced skin tumor and this antitumor-promoting activity may be linked to the antioxidant/free radical-scavenging constituents of the extract and annonacin contained in the extracts.

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20:10

Zcash Audit Finds No Serious Issues in Launch Ceremony Security "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new audit of the complex and controversial zcash key generation ceremony has found any serious security compromises were unlikely.

20:09

Myanmar Rohingya Muslims flee from Persecution and Murder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rohingya

Ethnic Rohingya have long faced discrimination in Myanmar and are denied citizenship, even though many families have lived there for generations. Since 1999, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has declared Myanmar a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) in its annual reports because of its violent practices, lawless abuses, and discriminatory treatment of non-Buddhists. Today, Rohingya Muslims are facing increasing violence and are fleeing by the thousands into neighboring Bangladesh.

Associated Press explains that Burma/Myanmar refuses to recognize them as one of the country's 135 lawful ethnic minorities, instead calling them Bengalis, with the implication that their native land is in Bangladesh and they are illegally settled in Myanmar.

The plight of the Rohingya has been drastically complicated by a militant insurgency within the Rohingya community. The group, which is known as ARSA, had its beginnings faraway from Southeast Asia. The insurgents first attacks took place in October 2016, when more than a hundred Rohingya men, armed with various weapons, including knives, slingshots, and rifles, attacked police and killed nine officers. In August 2017, the group struck again, attacking a far larger area, which included Buddhist villages, killing many civilians as well as targeting police. Unsurprisingly, the Myanmar response was savage.

Outside Myanmar, and perhaps now Bangladesh, Pakistan is home to the highest concentration of Rohingya in the world, from a previous exodus of Rohingya in the 1970s and 80s. Pakistan was among the earliest and most strident in condemning the Myanmar government for its offensive, which started after Rohingya militants killed members of the security forces.

Despite the fact that Pakistan condemned the Myanmar persecution, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya migrants there continue to live in desperation. Malnutrition and diarrhea are common among children and there are no hospitals in the slums. Residents said that up to 30 families shared a single tap of water which often flows for less than four hours a day.

Thousands of Rohingya are continuing to stream across the border, with U.N. officials and others demanding that Myanmar halt what they describe as a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has driven nearly 400,000 Rohingya to flee in the past three weeks. That number includes an estimated 240,000 children, UNICEF said in Geneva on Friday. They have gathered many, if not most, without basic food or shelter.

"We had a big house, we are 10 people in the family, but they bur...

20:00

Strange ring comet discovered by Hubble telescope "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system From the ESA/HUBBLE INFORMATION CENTRE With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and

20:00

No Tsunami Warning Issued After Major Earthquake Off Japans Coast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

tsunami

The Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could have been facing a possible tsunami after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rolled just off the coast of Japan. This quake is just one more to add to the increasing tectonic activity on earth lately, yet experts do not believe that this one will cause a tsunami.

Just after the massive 7.1 earthquake in Mexico city, several other large quakes occurred around the globe and a volcano erupted. The volcanos eruption was triggered by the earthquake in Mexico,  but the quake just off the coast of Japan is striking fear into those near the nuclear power plant over a tsunami. The earthquake struck less than 24 hours after a horrific quake rocked Mexico City and left hundreds dead.

According to Fortune, there have not been any reports of damage or tsunami warnings, but the story is still developing. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the seismic event, but so far the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet to comment on possible tsunami activity, however, the government agency is currently monitoring Hurricane Maria off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Japan is understandably on edge over undersea earthquakes, after 2011s 9.0-magnitude event caused massive damage at the .........

No Tsunami Warning Issued After Major Earthquake Off Japans Coast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

tsunami

The Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could have been facing a possible tsunami after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rolled just off the coast of Japan. This quake is just one more to add to the increasing tectonic activity on earth lately, yet experts do not believe that this one will cause a tsunami.

Just after the massive 7.1 earthquake in Mexico city, several other large quakes occurred around the globe and a volcano erupted. The volcanos eruption was triggered by the earthquake in Mexico,  but the quake just off the coast of Japan is striking fear into those near the nuclear power plant over a tsunami. The earthquake struck less than 24 hours after a horrific quake rocked Mexico City and left hundreds dead.

According to Fortune, there have not been any reports of damage or tsunami warnings, but the story is still developing. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the seismic event, but so far the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet to comment on possible tsunami activity, however, the government agency is currently monitoring Hurricane Maria off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Japan is understandably on edge over undersea earthquakes, after 2011s 9.0-magnitude event caused massive damage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ultimately nearly 20,000 people were killed or went missing during that earthquake, which was the fourth-largest in wo...

20:00

The New book Burning Craze in The US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Book Burning Alive and Well in America

We got a taste of it during the Presidential Election campaigns of 2008 as supposed news anchors and reporters shouted down conservatives or anyone else who dared to raise a voice of doubt over candidate Barack Obama. In chat rooms and comment sections across America on the internet conservative or GOP participants were either censored in such venues as Newsvine sponsored by NBC allowed liberals to verbally abuse those they didnt agree with while booting those who responded in kind off the sites. Such publications as All Voices and Yahoo began expunging all conservative contributors who dared to write articles that exposed candidate Obama for what he really was.

Sign of things to come

However, as time went on and we progressed further into the affairs of the Obama White House it became abundantly clear that censorship, ignoring the rule of law, and demonizing the very heritage of Americas exceptionalism would be the norm as the president and his entrenched ideologue cronies from Chicago bungled their way through the nations business. The new factions to be feared were not Islamist radicals, masked agitators paid well for their cross country forays into violent protests, or looters who capitalized on each and every burning community that President Obama rewarded the leaders of the demonstrators with White House visits and his congratulatory words, but it would be Evangelical Christians, US war veterans, and Tea Party members that would keep AG Eric Holder up at night.

Unholy alliance

In Hollywood actors who supported the GOP or conservative views had to keep quiet for fear of being blackballed from scripts and roles on the silver screen while the outspoken majority of Tinsel Town made scathing and even vulgar remarks frequently in public trying to shape the political awareness of America with their biased and uneducated aspersions. Having such people as Director, James Cameron, a master of illusion to espouse his opinion over such scientific subjects as climate change. Why would such illusionists like Leonardo De Caprio have the right to proclaim those who hold differing opinions as being brain damaged and deserving of legal action when thousands of scientists question the rhetoric of this politically correct stigma all together?......

19:57

8 Tips to Tapping into Your Body Funk by making Natural Choices. {Partner} "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Let's start with eight tips and tricks to help transition from regular to natural deodorant:

19:55

Teen Girl Died on Vacation After She Drank This "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Teen Girl Died on Vacation After She Drank This For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Energy drinks have becoming increasingly popular among youth in recent years. These drinks are found almost everywhere in a variety of flavors. There are typically no limits on who can purchase them and some people drink them like water and even mix them with alcohol.   Lanna Hamman of Arizona was on vacation in Mexico. []

Source: Teen Girl Died on Vacation After She Drank This Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

19:53

Dog Loves Money So Much She Collects It To Pay For Her Treats "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Holly is a 5-year-old dog who has been with her family since she was a puppy. Shes a pretty typical dog in most ways, but she has one very unusual obsession: money. Holly is absolutely in love with money. 

Credit: Casi Cook

It started when she was a puppy, Casi Cook, Hollys mom, told The Dodo. She was a thief, just like any puppy. She used to steal stuff out of all our bags, including money, and instead of chasing her around the house we would kind of bribe her with treats, so when she had money in her mouth we didn't want her to eat it so we would say, Here Holly, take the treat and give me the money, so it clicked in her head, if she has the money, she will get treats. 

Credit: Casi Cook

Due to this accidental conditioning as a puppy, Holly now loves money more than anything in the whole world. Sometimes her family gives it to her, and sometimes she just steals it, because she can never have enough. Her mom works at a restaurant, and whenever she starts counting her tips, Holly can hear it a mile away and comes running. She currently has $87 to her name, and her collection is growing every day. 

Credit: Casi Cook

Holly has her very own piggy bank to keep her money in, but she also keeps it in the living room, on the stairs, in her moms bed, in the kitchen, in the hallway and pretty much everywhere in the house. 

Holly still likes to play with toys, too

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19:49

This Definition of God can Break Open even the Most Closed Heart. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When I was younger, I could never understand why people could have something terrible happen to them, and in that moment, find God. It seemed to me

19:49

FILM: Small Wonder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nick Pinkerton on Wavelengths at the Toronto International Film Festival

19:48

Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- September 18th 2017: Donald Trump to go on November begathon to Asia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from September 18th, 2017 has been updated. Click here to read the full report. 

This post serves as a notice that the original has been updated. In the above link, scroll down to where it says:

[Below is the remaining portion of Fulford's update this week]

The Chinese, who prefer harmony to nasty fights, have been giving lip service to US calls to sanction North Korea, so as to avoid giving the Americans a pretext to take rash actions. However, senior North Korean agents based in Japan say the sanctions are in name only and that the supply of goods from China and oil from Russia continues to pour into North Korea unabated.
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19:48

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin: Price Analysis, September 21 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Check the hottest price review to find out whats going on in the market

19:42

Apple and blackcurrant polyphenol-rich drinks decrease postprandial glucose, insulin and incretin response to a high-carbohydrate meal in healthy men and women. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Nutr Biochem. 2017 Jul 27 ;49:53-62. Epub 2017 Jul 27. PMID: 28886437 Abstract Title:  Apple and blackcurrant polyphenol-rich drinks decrease postprandial glucose, insulin and incretin response to a high-carbohydrate meal in healthy men and women. Abstract:  Postprandial glycemic responses to meals are inhibited by polyphenol-rich plant foods. Combinations of polyphenols may be particularly effective through complementary mechanisms. A randomized, controlled, double-blinded cross-over trial was conducted in healthy volunteers to test the hypothesis that apple and blackcurrant polyphenol-rich drinks would reduce postprandial blood glucose concentrations. Secondary outcomes included insulin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) secretion. Twenty men (mean age 26 y, SD 8) and 5 postmenopausal women (mean age 57 y, SD 3) consumed a placebo drink (CON) and 2 polyphenol-rich drinks containing fruit extracts: either 1200 mg apple polyphenols (AE), or 600 mg apple polyphenols+600 mg blackcurrant anthocyanins (AE+BE), in random order with a starch and sucrose meal. Incremental areas under the curve (iAUC) for plasma glucose concentrations were lower following AE+BE over 0-30 and 0-120 min compared with CON; mean differences (95% CI) -32 mmol/Lmin (-41, -22, P

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19:41

Christian Man Sentenced to Death for Insulting Islam "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WhatsApp

A Christian man has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for insulting the Prophet Muhammad, his lawyer has said. Nadeem James, 35, supposedly insulted Islam by sending message to his Muslim friend on WhatsApp. He allegedly sent a poem that was derogatory about the Prophet Muhammad and other Islamic holy figures to a friend over this messaging service. James was indicted last year and was arrested in July last year after going on the run following the accusation of blasphemy.

The problem about a blasphemy law is that it is sometimes used in the country to settle personal scores and target minorities, according to human rights groups. Defense lawyer Anjum Wakeel told the AFP news agency that in this case there had been a dispute between his client and the friend over a woman. Those accusations are merely an act of revenge, the lawyer states. Mr James was handed a death sentence by the court on Thursday on blasphemy charges. My client will appeal the sentence in the high court as he has been framed by his friend, who was annoyed over Mr James affair with a Muslim girl, Wakeel said. The verdict was passed by a court in the town of Gujrat in eastern Pakistan.

There have been at least 67 murders over unproven allegations of blasphemy since 1990, according to figures from a research centre and independent records kept by Reuters. Another man was sentenced to death in June 1996 for allegedly posting derogatory content on Facebook. An atheist was beaten to death earlier this year after being accused of blasphemy. In 2015, Muslims beat to death a Christian couple and burned their bodies in a brick kiln for allegedly desecrating the Quran.

Lawmakers are being urged to amend the blasphemy law to put to death those who falsely accuse others of blasphemy, though blasphemers would still be subject to death. Under the existing law, the false accuser faces punishments ranging from two years in prison to life imprisonment. According to Mehdi Hasan, chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, this law is being misused by people to take revenge against their opponents, and it is very easy to charge anyone for blasphemy.

None of these punishments are acceptable in civilized societies. In such cases, the penalty outweighs the crime because one's opinion must never be punished by death.

Photo Credits: Pixabay

19:38

Circus Artist Roxana Kwen Will Captivate You with Her Foot Juggling Routine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Roxana Kwen is a German-born circus artist who "likes to take her audience into her world and make them be astonished, confused or amazed by playing with categories and presence." Witness the video above, where Kwen does something quite simple. She puts her feet next to her hands and moves her 20 digits in unison. Familiar body parts are put into strange motion, leaving you feeling charmed. But also a bit disconcerted.

Then Roxana starts her foot juggling routine. It's not the most high velocity, risk-filled juggling act. The balls move slowly and never get more than a few feet off of the ground. There's a strange simplicity to it, though captivating nonetheless. 

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19:38

12-Year-Old Ventriloquist Wins Americas Got Talent and Her Final Performances are Awesome "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Last night, 12-year-old ventriloquist sensation, Darci Lynne Farmer, was crowned the champion of Season 12s Americas Got Talent. 52 million votes were cast as Farmer edged out 9-year-old singer Angelica Hale for the crown.

Farmer became the second ventriloquist and third female act to win Americas Got Talent in 12 seasons. The two-night finale wrapped up last night and you can see her solo performance above and her duet below, with seasong 2 AGT winner, Terry Fator.

 

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19:35

A wonderfully Australian exchange of views on Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today Australia starts voting to decide if the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry and this exchange of views on Facebook is very Australian. And by that we mean its full of swearing.

Heres some more subtle discourse from the land down under.

A handy reminder that in Australia, even pets have a filthy mouth (extra points awarded for the Vegemite blanket).

The post A wonderfully Australian exchange of views on Facebook appeared first on The Poke.

19:35

Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our differences are what make us special. In a way, they are like superpowers. This is not only true for humans, but animals, too.

Found on the streets of Portland, Oregon, a small kitten with unusual paws was dropped off at a veterinary clinic by a couple of kind passersby. The little kitten had long white fur, one blue eye and one green eye, and to top it off, an extra toe on each of his front feet. At 6 weeks old, veterinarian Stephanie Harvey could tell this tiny ball of white fluff was different from the rest, and named him Wallace.  

Credit: Stephanie Harvey

Harvey knew that uniqueness was something to be cherished, and decided she and the odd little kitten were meant to be. I see A LOT of kittens and had so far resisted taking any home with me, but Wallace was special and I had to have him, Harvey told The Dodo.

Wallace has polydactylism, a genetically inherited trait that causes cats to be born with more than the usual number of toes on their paws. Cats typically have a total of 18 toes, explains New York City-based veterinarian Dr. Lisa Lippman: Five toes on each front paw and four on each hind paw, so anything extra makes a cat polydactyl. The extra equally sized toes tend to give the impression that polydactyl cats have big feet.

Credit: Howie831/Wikimedia Commons

Like most polydactyl cats, Wallaces additional toes are only present on his forepaws. It is considered rare for cats to have extra toes on their hind paws, even moreso to have all four feet affected by the condition (though one Canadian polydactyl cat was found to have as many as 28 toes, seven on each paw).

Harvey quickly adopted the six-toed kitten, but all was not smooth sailing. The combination of Wallaces large feet and his energeti...

19:31

2014 HGS Presentation: Climate Change: Facts and Fictions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest post by David Middleton Dr. Rusty Rieses May 2014 presentation to the Houston Geological Society Speaker:  W.C. Rusty Riese Adjunct Professor, Rice University Climate Change: Facts and Fictions The past several years have seen several opinion pieces regarding climate change appear in the pages of many publications, both scientific and secular.  Although both sides

19:28

5 Hidden Tips and Tricks in Photoshop That Save Time and Speed You Up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photoshop is such a hugely featured application that much of its feature set can be overlooked by even seasoned veterans. This 25-minute video tutorial from photographer Jake Hicks explores some of the less intuitive features that Photoshop offers.

The video is broken down in the following sections:

#1. Fade Function (0:42)

The Fade feature allows you to reduce the opacity of the most recent filter applied to an image. If youre not working with non-destructive filters, this can be very useful.

#2. Content Aware Filling (3:55)

Hicks runs through his workflow with content-aware fill. This feature allows you to fill sections of your image with dynamically-generated content  Photoshop will do its best to generate a fill that looks natural. This can be useful for filling in areas of gradient, for example.

Hicks shows how he uses content-aware fill to rotate and re-crop an image, filling in empty areas around the borders of an image. He also shows how to use the patch tool and liquify to clean up any areas that arent perfectly generated.

#3. Mask Stacking (11:27)

This is a clever trick if you want to apply multiple masks to the same layer. Apply your mask as usual to your layer, and then group it. You can then apply another mask to the group itself, allowing you to stack masks on a single layer.

#4. Multi-Document Layer Dragging (16:47)

If you have a series of images and would like to apply the same adjustments to each of them, you can simply drag the adjustment layers directly from one document and...

19:22

Economics expert warns stock market meltdown looming and No one is prepared "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Devastating economic chaos could be looming, sparked by a stock market crash, according to an expert known as Dr Doom. Share prices in the US have posted fresh record highs in recent days as fears over North Korea fade. But a sharp downturn is coming and will be as bad as the 2008 shock, according to Marc Faber, who has warned investors are too complacent. He told CNBC: You dont see, and I dont

see. And, nobody sees. Thats why people keep buying stocks. And yet, something will happen one day. He previously said billions of pounds worth of holdings will be lost when stocks fall a huge 40 percent.And said the crash is likely to happen when Wall Street least expects it.  There are several scenarios that could trigger market carnage, according to Mr Faber. READ MORE

19:22

What programming language should I pick? Should I focus on front-end? Back-end? Machine learning? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im excited to answer this next question for my Ask Preethi series.

The Question

I want to get started with programming but I dont know know where to start.
What programming language should I pick?
Should I focus on front-end, back-end, machine learning  or something else?
Theres so many options to choose from, its overwhelming.

Heres my answer

Anyone who has embarked on this journey to learn how to code has came across this question. Your first thought might have been to google it. Next thing you know, you realize that the internet is filled with lots of good opinions. Too many good opinions.

Even after reading those opinions, youre left still not completely sure which is the best language or platform to start with.

How do you choose? Well, heres my 11-minute answer to this question:

https://medium.com/media/e7c571e751fa1bbbdee5ca203f03b7a9/href

What programming language should I pick? Should I focus on front-end? Back-end? Machine learning? was originally published in freeCodeCamp on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

19:18

Piperlongumine induces phase arrest and apoptosis in cholangiocarcinoma cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Apoptosis. 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28913568 Abstract Title:  Piperlongumine induces G2/M phase arrest and apoptosis in cholangiocarcinoma cells through the ROS-JNK-ERK signaling pathway. Abstract:  Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive, metastatic bile duct cancer. CCA is difficult to diagnose, and responds poorly to current radio- and chemo-therapy. Piperlongumine (PL) is a naturally-occurring small molecule selectively toxic to cancer cells by targeting reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, we demonstrated the potential anticancer activity of PL in CCA. PL markedly induced death in CCA cell lines in a dose- and time-dependent manner through the activation of caspase-3 and PARP. PL also stimulated ROS accumulation in CCA. Co-exposure of PL with the ROS scavenger N-acetyl-L-cysteine or GSH completely blocked PL-induced apoptosis in CCA cell lines. Increased p21 via the p53-independent pathway in PL-treated CCA cells led to G2/M phase arrest and cell apoptosis. In addition, the study showed that PL trigger CCA cell lines death through JNK-ERK activation. Furthermore, the different antioxidant capacity of CCA cell lines also indicates the susceptibility of the cells to PL treatment. Our findings reveal that PL exhibits anti-tumor activity and has potential to be used as a chemotherapeutic agent against CCA.

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19:17

Scientists And Physicians Send Appeal About 5G Rollout And Health Dangers To The European Union "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Catherine J. FrompovichOn September 13, 2017, more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G in the European Union.
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19:15

Gold Investor John Hathaway: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Garbage' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A notable asset manager who focuses primarily on gold had a harsh word for the cryptocurrency market craze this week: "garbage."

19:14

Why I learned to code instead of pursuing a career in finance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last year I faced a major life and career decision: commit to pursuing a Chartered Financial Analyst designation or spend my time learning to code online at a website called freeCodeCamp. The CFA institute had been around for decades and its designation was sought by some of the worlds most successful business people. freeCodeCamp had been around for just a couple of years with a few token members who claimed they had landed jobs as junior software developers.

I spent 4 years studying business at Western University, graduated with honors, and accumulated a mountain of student loan debt along the way. My GMAT score was in the 95th percentile if I ever wanted to pursue an MBA. Why would I give up on my field of academic study before I had even started my career?

After consulting with friends, family, and other professionals, the advice I received was unanimous. Learning to code online and becoming a software developer without a computer science degree or any background in engineering was crazy-person talk. I should hurry up and register for the CFA Level I exam.

Software is becoming crucial to value creation

I had read the famous Marc Andreessen essay Why Software Is Eating The World, and 5 years later his message seemed only more true.

Americas largest industrial company, General Electric, had just announced that it was moving its headquarters. It was setting up in Bostons tech hub in an effort to transform itself into a top 10 software company by 2020. CEO Jeff Immelt had some groundbreaking beliefs. He was convinced that the data they could capture while using their machinery might become more valuable than the machinery itself. GE needed to think of its competitors as Amazon and IBM. Later that year, he would announce that all new hires would learn to code (but I didnt know that at the time).

As the New York Times elaborated, Employees companywide have been making pilgrimages to San Ramon for technology briefings, but also to soak in the culture. Their marching orders are to try to adapt the digital wizardry and hurry-up habits of Silicon Valley to G.E.s world of industrial manufacturing.

Deloitte had launched a blockchain lab and JP Morgan was building its own...

19:13

Parents outraged at explicit homework brought home from kids "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Parents of a Dekalb County School District middle school were shocked and outraged when their kids brought home worksheets that included explicit lyrics for their music class. What was the lesson they were learning from explicit music lyrics? An outraged mother went to Carl Willis of WSBTV to get the full story about the explicit homework. He posted the lesson with the questionable lyrics blurred out.The

lyrics are from a song called Drowning from rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie featuring Kodak Black. Apparently, the sixth graders were told to rewrite the lyrics with a positive spin. The mother was shocked that her children were exposed to the language she had tried to keep them from listening to. READ MORE

19:07

The New Angle On Golden Carpet Cleaner Just Released "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Finding a new cleaner is expensive for people trying to clean their residence. A carpet cleaner is an industrial article of kit that is not going to just target stains but will in fact clean your whole carpet as a way to eliminate that faded, grubby appearance. Renting a carpet cleaner isnt cheap. This region of the carpeting cleaner is called the recovery bucket. The carpet cleaner really isnt really hard to use. Every six months or so, you ought to be looking at making use of a carpet steam cleaner.

Carpeting is such a thing that could give a new and also fashionable appearance to your property. It is preferable to settle on a carpeting thats attractive for the attracting room, as the visitors will surely rest there and it will definitely be exposed to them. You will need to protect the carpeting from damage. You have to use the one thats excellent for your carpeting. Picking the perfect carpeting is important.

Carpet cleansing isnt so uncomplicated. If it will get impossible you get your carpet cleaned, you might want to begin searching for the best carpet cleaning company that you are able to afford to employ. Purchasing a new carpet is never affordable.

If you employ a carpet cleaner you will often also have the ability to buy more effective products at the exact same moment. Your carpets are a considerable part of your houses value. It is a good choice in flooring. You might rather try and revive your present carpet.

An expert commercial carpet cleaning company can provide a wide array of services for their customers. There are a lot of carpet cleaner rental companies in virtually every area. Therefore many carpet cleaner rental business will have specific red stain remo...

19:02

Meditation FAQs: Does it Matter if I Fall Asleep During Meditation? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's not unusual to fall asleep during meditation, especially when the practice is new to us. During meditation, our bodies experience a deep level of relaxation and healing. And, depending on how much stress and trauma our bodies are holding, they can want to prolong the healing experience.

19:00

Gravity waves influence weather and climate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media when the force of gravity or buoyancy tries to restore equilibrium. An example of such an interface is that between the atmosphere and the ocean, which gives rise to wind waves. source From GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT FRANKFURT. Gravity waves form in the atmosphere as

19:00

Protesters Arrested At Georgia Tech Memorial March for Scout - Action Network "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Protesters Arrested At Georgia Tech Memorial March for Scout - Action Network: Scout Schultz, a queer activist, was murdered by police on Saturday. Tonight, the community gathered to honor Scout's memory and stand up against the police who killed them. During an angry march, cops violently arrested several protesters simply for being in the area of a confrontation. Given the brutal track record of Georgia Tech PD, especially with queer folks and people of color, we are worried for these protesters' safety and want to get them bailed out as soon as possible.

Unfortunately we will need a lot of money - please help us raise funds to free them! All contributions will go towards releasing these protesters ASAP. In the unlikely event funds are left over, they will go towards ongoing support for protesters in Atlanta.

UPDATE: One of the arrestees is already free as of Sept 19th! Three others have yet to be arraigned. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow morning, and we will be able to update with an exact target number for this fundraiser. Georgia Tech PD is bringing outrageously false and trumped-up charges, which is an attempt to keeping protesters in jail for longer by increasing the bail. Please keep the contributions coming, they will be needed!

19:00

Faces of Pioneering Female Scientists Are Projected on Grand Centrals Ceiling in New York "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Famous Female Scientists Projected in Grand Central

Photo: Unseen Stars

For three days, New York Citys iconic Grand Central Terminal is showcasing a dazzling display that celebrates brilliant women. In the busy train stations Main Concourse, passersby can see the faces of 12 famous female scientists and the incredible accomplishments theyve made. Called Unseen Stars, its part of GEs Balance the Equation Initiative, which aims to bridge the STEM gender gap by 2020.

Unseen Stars projects the historically-significant women onto the ceiling like constellations in the sky. Running in a seven-minute loop, each line-drawn portrait is paired with a brief introduction to their crowning achievements; it features an array of fields from medicine to space and beyond. Honorees include Hadiyah-Nicole Green, the first woman to kill cancer cells with lasers, and Millie Dresselhaus, the first woman to win a National Medal of Science in Engineering.

The dates, Tuesday September 19 to Thursday, September 21, are during a time when many commuters are making their way through the massive space. This site-specific installation is an artful way to introduce them to these women, whose successes have largely gone unnoticed by the general public. If you cant catch the projections, check out some of the show in the video below.

From Tuesday, September 19 to Thursday, September 21, the Grand Central Terminal showcases a dazzling display of brilliant women.

Famous Female Scientists Projected in Grand Central

Photo: Unseen Stars

Called Unseen Stars, it features famous female scientists who have made important contributions to...

18:57

Videos: Dangers of Monocultures and GE Trees "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In 1974 the decree of law 701 was created. As a result, more than 3 million hectares of pine and eucalyptus have been planted in. This has caused forced migration, loss of water sources and fertile soils, disappearance of native forest, and desertification in central and southern Chile.

In March of 2017, the Campaign to STOP GE Trees traveled to Chile for the Delegation on the Social and Ecological Impacts of GE Trees and the Campaigns international strategy meeting. This took place after the worst wildfires in the countrys history, caused by eucalyptus plantations. These videos were taken at that delegation to bring awareness to the dangers of GE Trees and the predatory monoculture forest model within the Country.

The Campaign to Stop GE Trees, along with our colleagues and vast amount of supporters both within Chile and globally, say For water and our forests: Neither expansion [of tree plantations], nor GE Trees.

[Videos in English, subtitles in Spanish]

 

Orin Langelle: Founder of Global Justice Ecology Project, Director of Langelle Photography, and steering committee member for the Campaign to STOP GE Trees, speaking out against GE Trees.

Ruddy Turnstone: GE Trees campaigner for Global Justice Ecology Project and steering committee member for the Campaign to STOP GE Trees, discussing the negative impact of the Chilean forest model.

Keith Brunner for Biofuelwatch discussing the expansion of tree plantations and GE Trees.

 

Videos by Miguel Hechenleitner and Orin Langelle on behalf of Olca (Olca.cl)

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18:50

The One Where Brian Deer Throws A Hissy Fit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Ginger Taylor I am realizing that I need to narrow that down. The One Where Brian Deer Throws A Hissy Fit Threatening Miranda Baily For Saying That He Declined To Participate In Her Film, By Sending Her A Letter...

18:50

Piperine attenuates UV-R induced cell damage in human keratinocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Photochem Photobiol B. 2017 Jul ;172:139-148. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID: 28550736 Abstract Title:  Piperine attenuates UV-R induced cell damage in human keratinocytes via NF-kB, Bax/Bcl-2 pathway: An application for photoprotection. Abstract:  Chronic ultraviolet radiation (UV-R) exposure causes skin disorders like erythema, edema, hyperpigmentation, photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Recent research trends of researchers have focused more attention on the identification and use of photo stable natural agents with photoprotective properties. Piperine (PIP), as a plant alkaloid, is an important constituent present in black pepper (Piper nigrum), used widely in ayurvedic and other traditional medicines and has broad pharmacological properties. The study was planned to photoprotective efficacy of PIP in human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cell line. We have assessed the UV-R induced activation of transcription factor NF-B in coordination with cell death modulators (Bax/Bcl-2 and p21). The LC-MS/MS analysis revealed that PIP was photostable under UV-A/UV-B exposure. PIP (10g/ml) attenuates the UV-R (A and B) induced phototoxicity of keratinocyte cell line through the restoration of cell viability, inhibition ofROS, and malondialdehyde generation. Further, PIP inhibited UV-R mediated DNA damage, prevented micronuclei formation, and reduced sub-G1 phase in cell cycle, which supported against photogenotoxicity. This study revealed that PIP pretreatment strongly suppressed UV-R induced photodamages. Moleculardocking studies suggest that PIP binds at the active site of NF-B, and thus, preventing its translocation to nucleus. In addition, transcriptional and translational analysis advocate the increased expression of NF-B and concomitant decrease in IkB- expression under UV-R exposed cells, favouring the apoptosis via Bax/Bcl-2 and p21 pathways. However, PIP induced expression of IkB- suppress the NF-B activity which resulted in suppression of apoptotic marker genes and proteins that involved in photoprotection. Therefore, we suggest the applicability of photostable PIP as photoprotectiveagent for human use.

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18:48

Scientists Warn Of Apocalyptic Mass Extinction Coming in 2100 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed. By the end of the century, its feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a threshold of catastrophe which leads to the destruction of our species. In the

past 540 million years, the planet has endured five such wipeouts including the extinction of the dinosaurs. The worst took place 252 million years ago and is known as the Great Dying. This disaster killed off more than 95 percent of marine life when the seas suddenly became more acidic. READ MORE

18:47

Piperine attenuates UV-R induced cell damage in human keratinocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Photochem Photobiol B. 2017 Jul ;172:139-148. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID: 28550736 Abstract Title:  Piperine attenuates UV-R induced cell damage in human keratinocytes via NF-kB, Bax/Bcl-2 pathway: An application for photoprotection. Abstract:  Chronic ultraviolet radiation (UV-R) exposure causes skin disorders like erythema, edema, hyperpigmentation, photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. Recent research trends of researchers have focused more attention on the identification and use of photo stable natural agents with photoprotective properties. Piperine (PIP), as a plant alkaloid, is an important constituent present in black pepper (Piper nigrum), used widely in ayurvedic and other traditional medicines and has broad pharmacological properties. The study was planned to photoprotective efficacy of PIP in human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cell line. We have assessed the UV-R induced activation of transcription factor NF-B in coordination with cell death modulators (Bax/Bcl-2 and p21). The LC-MS/MS analysis revealed that PIP was photostable under UV-A/UV-B exposure. PIP (10g/ml) attenuates the UV-R (A and B) induced phototoxicity of keratinocyte cell line through the restoration of cell viability, inhibition ofROS, and malondialdehyde generation. Further, PIP inhibited UV-R mediated DNA damage, prevented micronuclei formation, and reduced sub-G1 phase in cell cycle, which supported against photogenotoxicity. This study revealed that PIP pretreatment strongly suppressed UV-R induced photodamages. Moleculardocking studies suggest that PIP binds at the active site of NF-B, and thus, preventing its translocation to nucleus. In addition, transcriptional and translational analysis advocate the increased expression of NF-B and concomitant decrease in IkB- expression under UV-R exposed cells, favouring the apoptosis via Bax/Bcl-2 and p21 pathways. However, PIP induced expression of IkB- suppress the NF-B activity which resulted in suppression of apoptotic marker genes and proteins that involved in photoprotection. Therefore, we suggest the applicability of photostable PIP as photoprotectiveagent for human use.

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18:46

What Kodak Said About Digital Photography in 1975 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In 1975, a 24-year-old engineer named Steven Sasson invented digital photography while working at Eastman Kodak by creating the worlds first digital camera. Kodak wasnt exactly enthusiastic about the industry-changing breakthrough.

The 8-pound camera that Sasson put together shot 0.01-megapixel black-and-white photos and recorded them to cassette tapes. Each photo took 23 seconds to create, and the only way to view the photos was to read the data from the tape and display it onto a standard television screen.

Sasson showed the new technology to a number of Kodak executives, but they couldnt see the potential of what digital photography could become. This was their reaction, as told by Sasson to the New York Times:

They were convinced that no one would ever want to look at their pictures on a television set. Print had been with us for over 100 years, no one was complaining about prints, they were very inexpensive, and so

At the time, Kodak was the dominant brand in the US photo industry, and Kodak didnt want to cannibalize its film businesses. Kodak eventually did make the big switch to digital a mere 18 years later.

Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy in 2012.


Update: Kodak emerged from bankruptcy in 2013 and has been quite busy as of late.

18:46

What the fuck is going on in Wiley Wallaces crazy sci-fi paintings? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Wiley Wallaces meticulous canvases depict a peculiar universe in which fantastical things happen, usually in nature with kids involved. They suggest an unholy mashup of Jeff Vandermeers

18:44

Donald Trump tells Africa: Congratulations. My friends cant wait to make money out of you "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Had to listen to this twice to make sure we understood him right.

"Africa has tremendous business potential. I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you."

It's so dumb it's kind of brilliant.

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18:44

US Opens First Military Base In Israel, Adding To Over 800 Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

US Opens First Military Base In Israel, Adding To Over 800 Worldwide: [mintpressnews.com]While commenting that the base is a reflection the close military ties shared between the two nations, Haimovich refused to disclose what type of activities the U.S. soldiers will undertake.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump referred to Iran as a rogue state and repeated his threat to pull out of the international nuclear deal with Tehran during his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

18:42

The most Unlikely Teacher of Love. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When we accept our suffering as it is, then we learn to love more deeply.

18:41

Having Access or Escape! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Having Access or Escape! James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below! I want to look at some ideas and thoughts concerning access. Its a topic that we rarely discuss. There are a number of reasons why. The major one is because of laws. Breaking and entering is a big deal in our society, as Continue reading Having Access or Escape!

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18:39

For all the Traveling Souls: Why we Must Learn to Stand Still. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today, I am easing into my fifth month in the same town. I have felt those familiar butterflies that urge me to my pack my bags and hit the road. This time, though, Ive decided to stay.

18:35

Science says Vegetarians have Higher Intelligence & are More Empathetic. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If we want a little further proof that intelligence and vegetarianism are interrelated we only need to read what a few of the greatest minds the world has ever known had to say:

18:33

At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the...... Read more

18:33

Revealed: how the Daily Mail come up with their headlines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ah, so thats how they do it.

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18:32

CNBC and the CIA Team Up to Bash Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CNBC and the CIA Team Up to Bash Bitcoin | CNBC | Economy & Business Mainstream Media

By: Rusticus, CryptoHero

CNBCs latest piece on bitcoin goes beyond the typical MSM hit-job. Its a story with potentially major geopolitical implications and, just maybe, the first high-profile example of bitcoin subverting US sanctions and hegemony.

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for crypto holders JP Morgan CEO and consummate fraudster Jamie Dimon issued a high-profile drive-by shooting on bitcoin, leveling ad hominem on those who would trade it as idiots. Of course, he was not so brash when JP Morgan was still a member and exuberant co-founder of the R3 Consortium, which they left earlier this year. The timing is more than coincidental.

The Communist Party of China also set the crypto world ablaze yet again as they publicly called for the banning of ICOs, and now, closure of cryptocurrency exchanges in the past week. Will the Chinese clamp-down continue indefinitely, allowing periphery States like Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Japan to act as vectors for hot Chinese money avoiding capital controls? Or will the exchanges re-open under a more regulated form sometime down the line? My cryptos on the latter, but the effect on market sentiment has been undeniably poor.

It was among this maelstrom of headlines that a CNBC story came across my screen: Bitcoin Mining: A New Way for North Korea to Generate Funds for the Regime. The article and corresponding video are a blatant attack on c...

18:31

How I built a serverless web crawler to mine Vancouver real estate data at scale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I recently moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Vancouver, Canada. The first thing that hits you right in the face, aside from the beautiful scenery, are the rental prices. Vancouver is currently ranked among the top 5 most expensive cities to live in the world. The rental price of a property is indicative of how expensive it is to actually own and mortgage that same property.

I decided to start a side-project that could mine a decent number of housing listings and crunch the data. I wanted to come up with my own conclusions about the current real state market in Vancouver. Theres a bunch of well formatted data living on these listing websites on the web, so why not go ahead and grab it? This is how this project was born.

This article will walk you through the architecture, costs, pros and cons and more about the first crawler Ive built using no servers at all. It is living 100% on the cloud, using only AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Wait, did you say No Server?

Sure enough, everything you run on the cloud, is backed up by servers at the end of the day. What I meant by Server-less is that you wont have to actually maintain any server or virtual machine yourself.

The trick is to build your architecture around cloud-native services such as AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, RDS MySQL and Cloudwatch. Then make them work together in a clever way.

Shall we start?

Project Architecture

In case youre not familiar with these services, I will summarize them for you:

  • AWS Lambda:
    Short lived functions that run on the cloud
    Whenever these are invoked or triggered they will spin up, run the code you wrote into it, and shutdown as soon as its done running. Youll only pay for the seconds each function is actually doing something.
  • DynamoDB:
    Fully managed NoSQL database on the cloud
    You can feed it with JSON records and they will be stored on a server you wont have to maintain. You can scale your read and write throughput in s...

18:30

Every 8 Years Venus Creates This Unbelievable Sacred Geometric Shape In The Sky "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

Venus was known by the Romans as the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility and was the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The planet Venus holds the same character traits as the Goddess and uses the same symbol as we use to represent the feminine and copper.

This symbol could be interpreted as the birthing of man, as the circle is a feminine shape, while the cross is masculine. This could be metaphor for the planet and its inhabitants. Also when you merge the shapes it creates a circle divided into 4 (the earth symbol)- this could symbolise the 4 elements (earth, fire, air and water), the relationship with the feminine to the birthing process of the elements and Venus as the mother of earth. The sentence as above, so below from the Emerald Tablet Of Hermes could also be applied to this shape- as while the circle and cross are different, they merge as one.

It is interesting in occult, religious and most ancient scripture that we refer to humanity as man or mankind but without the birth, there would be no man. I think Venus is here to remind us of that.

It gets really interesting when you look at an astrological unfolding that happens every 8 years- Venus creates the Pentagram and this shape is related to what one might call Christ Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness or simply the awakening of ones full potential. Again 5 is representative of the masculine and feminine as it has straight lines and curves.

This is another reminder that all may not be as it seems and there are many secrets hiding in plain sight! Please share this article!

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18:27

libcom.org: The assassination of prisoner Katerina Goulioni "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The assassination of prisoner Katerina Goulioni: According to IMC Athens, Katerina Goulioni, militant prisoners rights activist, has died in police custody this morning, Wednesday March 18th. Katerina was one of the most active prisoners in defence of prisoners rights and was often put in isolation.

Katerina was being transferred from the womens prison at Thiva, where she was active in exposing bad conditions and organising against mistreatment and rape of prisoners, to a prison on the island of Crete. Evidently she was on the same boat to Crete as the fascist prisoner Periandros. Periandros had previously attacked the anarchist prisoner Yiannis Dimitrakis;Yiannis is in the hospital but is doing well. Afterwards, Periandros was attacked by other prisoners in his own cell, possibly in retaliation, as Yiannis has much support on the inside.

In the boat from Pireaus to Crete, the guards forced Katerina to sit alone, fifteen seats behind the other prisoners, hands tied behind her back. At 6a.m. in the morning Katerina was found dead; according to testimonies by other prisoners, she was badly beaten in the face.

The coroner refuses to give out any information before the official report, though police already claimed Goulioni died of a heart attack. Prisoners at Thiva, approximately 100km northwest of Athens, quickly began a hunger strike.

18:27

Seeking a slice of the pie: Israels double-edged campaign in Syria - Afro-Middle East Centre "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Seeking a slice of the pie: Israels double-edged campaign in Syria - Afro-Middle East Centre: Relations between Israel and its northeastern neighbour have always been rocky. After the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel occupied the Golan, Syrian territory which lies within an area of 444 square kilometres from the Yarmuk River in the south, Jordan Rivre and the Sea of Galilee in the west. m Syrias military and diplomatic attempts to force Israel out of the Golan have failed on numerous occasions, including after the 1973 war; in 1981 Israel illegally annexed two-thirds of the Golan Heights, and has been building settlements there since. Over the past five years, the Syrian-controlled part of the Golan has changed hands between the Syrian regime and rebel forces.

Today, the area controlled by Israel is inhabited by approximately 40 000 people, of which half are Syrian and the other half Israeli Jewish settlers. The Golan Heights is a strategic asset that supplies Israel with 30 percent of its fresh water from the Jordan river. The Golan also has fertile agricultural lands for multiple products and is useful for the production of renewable energy.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, Israels occupation of the Golan has remained in the background, allowing Israels ambitions to extend its control beyond two-thirds of the Golan Heights to fester. This is seen starkly in Israels demands to extend its current twenty-kilometre buffer zone into Syria. Israel wants to expand the buffer zone to sixty kilometres from the border on the Golan Heights to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of al-Suwayda in southwest Syria.

18:27

The best Game of Thrones fight move wasnt actually in Game of Thrones "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You might have to watch this several times to work out exactly what goes on.

And heres us trying the same thing.

18:22

Do Avocados and Olive Oil Increase Your Intelligence? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Mae Chan

Consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), found in olive oil, avocados and nuts, is linked to general intelligence according to a recent study in Neuroimage.

Fat intake, especially MUFAs have been shown to preserve HDL cholesterol and improve glycemic control, in diabetic patients, yet the exact sources are not been clearly defined.

A common misconception of olive oil is that it is high in fat and hence, should be avoided if you progress in any weight loss program. While it is true that olive oil is high in fat, it happens to be high in the right kinds of fat.

Same for avocadosthey contain naturally good fats; in fact over 75% of the fat in avoca...

18:21

How to handle unknowns and make assumptions when designing a cloud database "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photo by Chance Anderson via Unsplash

Scenario: Shoebox or social app?

Say youre a developer who wants to build a note taking app. Lets look at one feature detail with huge implications on your back-end. To write a note, your app will need to be able to save the data.

Saving a record to a database is straight forward. The key questions are:

  • Who will need to access that record?
  • Will it only be your user, or will your user share it with others?
  • Will your product be shoe-box app or a social app?

If you intend for the notes to be private to the author, you may conclude that you are making a shoe-box app. This means all data goes to a private DB (database).

If you intend for your app to share notes with others, you may conclude it should be a public DB.

But will you know which it is before you start?

And what will you do if you need to change your product as you go? Public DB and private DB isnt the first thing most developers think about when theyre building an app. We encountered these question when we were building our back-end product for our developers, Skygear.

Because of our experience in building apps for clients, we assumed there was a right choice of database. And that our user would know how to choose.

How do you build a back-end for developers who arent sure of their products needs yet?
Or for those who want to keep their options open in the future?

As the tech lead in the project, Id like to share with you our decision making process from 2 years ago. I hope it helps future development teams approach unknowns and assumptions.

Why did we start thinking about private vs public DBs?

Many apps require a back-end to store and query user data. The back-end is a lot of hard work to build and, lets face itnot so enjoyable to create. Skygear is our open-source serverless back-end. It helps address common development features for mobile and web apps.

The feature Ill talk about is our Cloud DB, where you store and query user data. When we started to design Cloud DB, we asked ourselves how different apps store and query user data.

We looked at our companys mobile apps portfolio for inspiration. Our company does everything from consumer apps to e-commerce apps. So we grouped them into shoe-box and social apps.

...

18:20

Whos a good boy, then? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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If youre into this sort of thing, then youll enjoy 23 faces in ordinary objects.

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18:18

Global Strategist Forecasts: A Massive Unwind Of The U.S. Dollar Is Coming Youre Going To See A Rush For Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Global strategist Marin Katusa is the New York Times best selling author of The Colder War, which details the geo-political power shift that threatens the global dominance of the United States. Hes also a well known resource hedge fund manager who legendary investor Doug Casey has called one of the best market analysts hes ever worked with. His prior forecasts noted that countries around the world would soon stop trading commodities like oil in the U.S. dollar, something were already seeing with China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, all of which are preparing non-dollar, gold-backed mechanisms of exchange.

This trend, according to Katusa in a must see interview with Future Money Trends, will only continue to weaken the U.S. dollar going forward and the result will be a massive capital flight to gold in coming years:

I think well have a near term bounce on the U.S. dollar then its going to be very weak and then its going to go much, much lower With China and Russia working together to de-dollarize the U.S. dollar starting with oil, which is the biggest market and then all the other commodities.

Youre going to start seeing a massive unwind of these U.S. dollars in the emerging markets. 

When that money comes back which it will and the world starts cluing in that the emerging markets need gold to convert the Yuan and the Ruble and all these different factors, youre going to see a massive rush for gold.

Watch the full interview:

(Watch at Youtube)

Katusa notes that he is preparing to load up on gold-based assets as the dollar strengthens and puts additional pressure on gold prices, but says that by next year major fund managers will start moving capital back into precious metals in response to dollar weakness, global de-dollarization and economic crisis:

Everybody wants to rush in when somethings exciting but you take your position before the massive flow of money I think we have a near term dead cat bounce for the U.S. dollar which will mean were going to have a little bit of weakness here in gold in the near term the next six months is my time to load up.

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Global Strategist Forecasts: A Massive Unwind Of The U.S. Dollar Is Coming Youre Going To See A Rush For Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Global strategist Marin Katusa is the New York Times best selling author of The Colder War, which details the geo-political power shift that threatens the global dominance of the United States. Hes also a well known resource hedge fund manager who legendary investor Doug Casey has called one of the best market analysts hes ever worked with. His prior forecasts noted that countries around the world would soon stop trading commodities like oil in the U.S. dollar, something were already seeing with China, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, all of which are preparing non-dollar, gold-backed mechanisms of exchange.

This trend, according to Katusa in a must see interview with Future Money Trends, will only continue to weaken the U.S. dollar going forward and the result will be a massive capital flight to gold in coming years:

I think well have a near term bounce on the U.S. dollar then its going to be very weak and then its going to go much, much lower With China and Russia working together to de-dollarize the U.S. dollar starting with oil, which is the biggest market and then all the other commodities.

Youre going to start seeing a massive unwind of these U.S. dollars in the emerging markets. 

When that money comes back which it will and the world starts cluing in that the emerging markets need gold to convert the Yuan and the Ruble and all these different factors, youre going to see a massive rush for gold.

Watch the full interview:


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Katusa notes that he is preparing to load up on gold-based assets as the dollar strengthens and puts additional pressure on gold prices, but says that by next year major fund managers will start moving capital back into precious metals in response to dollar weakness, global de-dollarization and economic crisis:

Everybody wants to rush in when somethings exciting but you take your position before the massive flow of money I think we have a near term dead cat bounce for the U.S. dollar which will mean were going to have a little bit of weakness here in gold in the near term the next six months is my time to load up.

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18:15

Y Combinator President Calls ICOs A 'Bubble' But His Firm Might Use Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Y Combinator, Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator, is looking at blockchain in order to boost access to startups for investors.

18:12

Bitcoin Price Watch; Not What We Wanted But Not All Bad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is now Thursday evening and we have come to the end of the European session in our bitcoin price trading efforts. In this mornings analysis, we discussed our hope that we would seek some degree long-term upside revaluation in the bitcoin price, ideally, this revaluation kickoff with a breakout at or near one of Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Not What We Wanted But Not All Bad

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18:09

Just when we thought people couldnt love Justin Trudeau more check out the socks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Seriously, look at them.

And it turns out its not the first time the Canadian premiers footwear has been inspired by Star Wars. These are even better.

And in this picture its not just his socks. Here he is taking the kids to the Landspeeder.

Anyway, back to those socks.

18:06

Lavaland Holiday Camp (1970-1970) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Lavaland was a holiday camp on the outskirts of Scarfolk built around an active volcano, which had been designated an area of outstanding natural peril.


It opened on the first of May 1970 and closed on the first of May 1970, a mere eight hours after opening, following a catastrophic volcanic event that killed nearly three thousand guests and could be heard as far away as the bowling green in Torquay.



The Council's Tourism & Leisure Department claimed that the tragedy was a freak accident that could not have been predicted. It soon became apparent, however, that the victims were people the council had previously tried, unsuccessfully, to evict from the town: children born out of wedlock, foreigners, the poor, people with lisps, and women with ideas of their own, among others.



18:06

dollhouse minis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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I have been getting crazy working on my dollhouse. There's a story there, about my dollhouse, but I will save that for later. It's never been finished and I am finishing it now, slowly, and it's so fun. I've had it since I was about 5, I think. This is a dollhouse I made for the dollhouse.


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Wood floors. This trick I learned in architecture schoolyou lightly draw pencil lines on balsa and paint with a watercolor wash.


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These plates were printed on cardstock and pinched for a 3D effect. They have about 5 layers of clear nail polish on them. My Grandamother gave me Blue Willow china so this is to honor her. The clock face is glued on a button.


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A yarn rug and some art minis, I used packing tape on the artwork to protect them.


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18:04

FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: GNJR, JQHM, HRXP, NVPL "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: GNJR, JQHM, HRXP, NVPL [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092101, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, GNJR, HRXP, JQHM, NVPL

18:04

The Car as a Vehicle for Desire "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Langdon Clay, Zizka Cleaners car, Buick Electra (1975), from Cars New York City series, slideshow (from the artists collection, Langdon Clay)

PARIS When accompanied by human figures, cars in photography inevitably become objects of desire. Their owners, lounging on the wide leather seats of vintage models or posing with their new shiny purchases on suburban streets, exude a sense of glee, confidence, and newfound freedom that is intimately linked to their physical proximity to a well-oiled driving machine. Autophoto, an exhibition at the Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art in Paris that traces how the car has transformed into a fixture of photography, offers a largely rosy view of our attachment to these longtime signifiers of social status. But its numerous photos of solitary cars, devoid of human presence, also suggest that there is a certain elegance to these vehicles that emerges only when aspirations for exclusivity are cut out of the picture.

William Eggleston, Los Alamos series (1965-1968), dye transfer print, 40.5 50.5 cm (courtesy David Zwirner New York/London, Eggleston Artistic Trust, Memphis)

The exhibit opens with photos of the car as an icon of the mid-century American Dream. In William Egglestons Los Alamos series (1965-74), even the detached coolness of the young couples behind the wheel...

18:01

Local Seattle Gas Station Sign Has the Best Messages Ever (21 Photos) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

4 lines. 17 characters per line. Updated weekly.

Back in 2005, the local Chevron gas station in Seattles Wallingford neighbourhood converted their auto repair shop into a convenience store. Their outdoor signonce used for service promotions and store specialsbecame redundant with the inside of the store already plastered with signage.

So the owners decided to have fun with the outdoor sign instead, and the @WallingfordSign was born. Funnily, the weekly sign message has become so popular it has become a more effective marketing tool for the gas station than anything prior.

Below you will find the Sifters 21 favourites, but be sure to check them on Twitter and Facebook for many more!

 

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18:00

To My Friends In Australia: The Vaccine War Deepens "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jon Rappoport

The string of abuses laid on citizens of Australia by their government grows almost week by week.

Now, parental rights to raise children, without interference from the State, is under a new form of attack. This must be resisted.

Schools are bringing doctors on board, as a permanent feature. Young children will be subjected to medical diagnoses and treatment, without consent or approval from parents, even if those parents actively object. The State is stealing the role of guardian.

The Herald Sun reports. Read carefully:

DOCTORS will have the power to treat students as young as 12 in schools even if parents refuse their consent.

GPs will consult at 100 Victoria high schools for up to one day a week as part of a $43.8 million program.

Guidelines released on Thursday show that even if a parent expressly states that a doctor should not [examine] their child, the GP can if they deem the teen mature enough.

Any student who wants to see the GP will be permitted to make an appointment, the policy said.

The GP will decide if the young person is mature enough to provide consent to any medical treatment for the prevailing issue.

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18:00

"Sacred" song and video released on 9.21.17 by Unify on International Peace Day, written by conscious Hip Hop artist J Brave: 100% single proceeds will benefit Honor The Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We are excited to share this the "Sacred" music video featuring Porangui and Kayt Pearl written by conscious Hip Hop artist J Brave dropped on Thursday, Sept. 21st with a some help from Unify!! The artists will be giving away 100% of the Bandcamp single proceeds to Honor The Earth supporting the preservation of sacred sites, Native environmental issues, and the protection of indigenous culture. 

18:00

Album Unfortunately Captures Essence of Jam Bands Live Show Perfectly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DENVER Colorado jam band Nebular Pollywogs released Galaxy of Koi last week, a studio album that fully captures their live show experience and has divided critics and fans on its artistic merits.

Dumb, surmised Bella Fonte, a Pitchfork staff writer who gave the album a 2.3/10 review. Just viscerally stupid. I dont think fans of this music should be welcomed by any decent society.

I cant believe my editors assigned me this, the review concluded. Im going back to school. Im not fucking doing this anymore.

However, longtime fans of the band gave mostly positive reviews.

It nails the live vibe. From the 40-minute bass solos to the 50-minute guitar solos it doesnt even matter if youre paying attention. The music is just happening, said Vermont resident Blake Tarrow. I can finally get the spaced out experience in my own home, without following the band across country in my Volkswagen.

The album, which spans just under seven hours and can be had as a five-disc CD set or 17-LP vinyl bundle, includes eight interpretively braided hemp bracelets corresponding to each of the albums eight songs.

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Wog shows are a religious experience, man. I mean, Ive never had an actual religious experience, but Ive done a lot of drugs. And whenever Im on drugs at a Wog show, it just feels like Im the biggest Pope in town, said one fan, who identified himself as Merlin. And Im pretty sure the new album is long enough for the drugs to really take you to that headspace.

Unfortunately for Nebular Pollywogs, Pitchfork wasnt the only outlet to criticize Galaxy of Koi.

The fact that most of the albums lyrics resemble poorly regurgitated high school biology lessons is hard to overcome, said Rolling Stone music reviewer Andy Dolan. Listening to the song Photosynthesis Mosquito alone could kill a teenagers chances of getting into a decent college.

Nebular Pollywogs is also offering a line of scented candles for sale with the album t...

18:00

Studio Tour: Marina Dunbar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Artist Marina Dunbars Studio in an Old School | Design*Sponge
In the heart of the historic district in Columbus, GA stands an old brick building that oozes old-time charm and nostalgia. Despite its stately demeanor and excellent location in the small neighborhood, this old school is still somewhat of a hidden gem, even for locals. When Marina Dunbar was looking for a new art studio space, she didnt even know that this building existed. Most people in the community dont know who works here or what people do here. I heard of this space from a friend and when I came to visit I absolutely fell in love with it, Marina explains.

As spacious and practical studios are hard to come by in Columbus, Marina knew that the old school building, located in her favorite part of town, was a unique find. The tall windows not only add to the historic feel, they also serve as a vessel for one of the most precious tools an artist could ask for light. It makes or breaks a studio space, and the light in this building is incredible, which is how I knew instantly that this would be the perfect workspace, Marina adds.

Marinas studio is an old classroom, with a large chalkboard running along an entire wall and windows facing two directions. Despite the wonderful light and generous size of the space, there were still several things that needed to be updated to make it accommodating to Marinas creative process. To brighten up the studio, Marina painted the lavender-colored walls white as soon as she moved in. Even with the help of her mom and husband, this turned out to be the most challenging and time-consuming part of the update. Its great having tall walls and high ceilings, but painting them is a whole different story!

When setting up her studio, Marina wanted to preserve the openness of the space while utilizing as much of it as possible. She creates her signature, nature-based paintings with layers of ink and watercolor washes, which she applies while the paintings are lying...

18:00

Scientists Go After The Media For Highlighting A Study Showing IPCC Climate Models Were Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 9:16 AM 09/20/2017 A climate model expert told The Washington Post there would be extra eyes really scrutinizing a new study claiming climate models predicted more global warming than has been observed this century. And he was right. Climate scientists have rushed to criticize a study published in the

17:56

6 songs that dancing Pennywise works incredibly well with "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For someone known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown he doesnt have that many moves, but what he does have is the ability to perfectly compliment any song he dances to.

Heres six songs, from Take On Me to Rasputin, that proves this clown can dance to anything. Warning: contains Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex.

1. a-ha Take On Me

2. OutKast Hey Ya!

3. Village People YMCA

4. Rednex Cotton Eye Joe

5. Boney M Rasputin

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17:54

When something feels really good but you know its really wrong "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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17:52

FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 092101 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 092101 [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092101, E-E ALERTS, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science

17:52

Residents Forced to Buy Bottled Water As Coca-Cola Sucks Water Wells Dry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Matt Agorist

A world addicted to the consumption of chemical beverages with negative nutritional value responsible for filling hospital beds across Earth is quickly realizing this habit comes with a price outside of currency and health problems. Water. The residents of San Felipe Ecatepec, an Indigenous town three miles outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in southern Mexico have watched their water wells literally dry up in only a few years thanks to Coca-Cola.

Juan Urbano, former president of the Communal Territory of San Felipe Ecatepec, says the water is drying up thanks to the peoples thirst for this chemical concoction known as Coca-Cola.

Many people dont drink pozol anymore, Urbano told Truth Out. Theyve replaced it with Coca-Cola. Pozol is a drink made from fermented corn dough that was popular among corn farmers and their communities. However, that is all changing.

In between San Felipe and the next town over, there lies a Coca-Cola bottling plant which, in order to keep up with demand consumed over 1.08 million gallons of water PER DAY just last year. 

As Truth Out reports:

San Felipe Ecatepec is one of thousands of towns across Mexico where corporate water consumption has taken precedence over local need. Advocates are scrambling to rein in a chain of public health consequences.

Chiapas has the highest renewable water resources per capita in all of Mexico. Yet, the tap water here is rarely safe to drink. And in rural Chiapas, more than...

17:45

4 favourite scenes from Mrs Browns Boys "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thanks to @joeheenan on Twitter we can now relive our four favourite scenes from Mrs Browns Boys again, and again. And again.

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Mrs Browns Boys can next be seen on BBC1 in about 20 minutes, probably.

17:40

Pratt Manhattan Gallery Presents You Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Left: Nicholas Fraser and Heidi Neilson, Oak-Tulip Tree Forest, from Forest & Stream (2009), site-specific sidewalk chalk drawings, 14th Street New York, approx. 60 x 84 inches. Right: Christopher Mason/MetaSUB team, Enterobacteriaceae Subway Map (2015), computer generated illustration (images courtesy Christopher Mason / Cem Meydan)

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents You Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping, an exhibition of New York City maps and cartography-based artworks. The exhibition features a selection of contemporary artists, designers, and data analysts who address a question currently surfacing in the art/design zeitgeist: in what forms can information visualization become art, and how can artists make data visible? Together the works in this exhibition, all maps of the city, show a melding of information visualization and artistic endeavor.

As a hallmark of this exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Gallery commissioned three artists, Christine Gedeon, Ekene Ijeoma, and Doug McCune to create works based on a specific set of census data focused on New York Citys immigrant population.  Other featured artists, designers, and data analysts include: Kim Baranowski; Alexander Chen; Xingying Du, Michelle Htar, and Jessica Silverman; Nicholas Fraser and Heidi Neilson; Neil Freeman; Daniel Goddemeyer, Moritz Stefaner, Dominikus Baur, and Lev Manovich; Jill Hubley; Bettina Johae; Jerome Marshak; Christopher Mason/MetaSUB team; John Nelson; Jenny Odell; Perkins+Will/Quilters without Borders; Erica Sellers; Herwig Scherabon; Chris Whong.

Opening reception: Thursday, September 21, 6-8pm
Panel discussion: Tuesday, October 24, 6:30pm, room 213, adjacent to gallery

Pratt Manhattan Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, and Thursday until 8pm. Exhibition and events are free and open to the public.  

For more information, please visit pratt.edu/exhibitions.

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17:38

Your Longevity May Be Based On How You Perceive Time "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Josh Richardson

Time perception is a construction of the brain. How fast we perceive time to be passing or mind time can be manipulated or distorted. Evaluations of time differ based on our state of being at the time of judgment. How you age and how long you live may depend on that perception.

People tend to see their will as more determinant of future events than of past events. When we contemplate the future we feel as though we have a choice and are likely to influence events but when we consider our own past we often feel like most of the things that have happened were out of our control.

When people see that their actions are tied to what actually happens around them then their perceptions of free will change, or at the very least activated.

If youre bored or suffering, every second counts, and time seems to expand or slow down. When youre ecstatic, moments glitter right through your fingers.

Mind time also depends on your projected future state of being. If youre counting down to a root canal,...

17:33

Flints water had a horrifyingly large impact on fetal deaths, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, appears to have led to a 58% increase in fetal deaths in the city between November 2013 and March 2015, according to a new working paper reported in The Washington Post. Health economists Daniel S. Grossman from West Virginia University and David J.G. Slusky of the University of Kansas

The lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, appears to have led to a 58% increase in fetal deaths in the city between November 2013 and March 2015, according to a new working paper reported in The Washington Post.

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17:27

I Shot Macro Photos That Capture the Beauty of Peacock Feathers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My name is Can Tuner. Im a photographer living in Turkey, and I have been shooting macro photographs for about 7 years now. As someone who likes to photograph the tiny details of nature, I recently chose the peacock feather as a subject and started a special project on it.

The peacock feather has a beauty that is worth examining closely. The feathers, which are notable for their color and metallic structure, are among the many often unseen beauties of nature.

For this project, I used the Canon 6D as my main camera and a Yongnuo YN560 III flash and two IKEA Jansj work lamps for lighting.

I used three microscope lenses for shooting these macro shots: a Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x (5x magnification), Nikon CF Plan 10x 0.30 WD 16.5 (10x magnification), and Lomo 3.7x (3.7x magnification).

All the photos in this project were of a single feather.

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17:25

Amateur Archaeologists Discover Rare Ancient Roman Mosaic in England "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Boxford Ancient Roman Mosaic Discovery

Just prior to finishing funds for their three-year-long archaeological dig, amateur historians and archaeologists in southern England have stumbled upon an incredible finda rare ancient Roman mosaic. While the group has discovered many important artifacts in the past three years, their findings pale in comparison to the 4th-century CE artwork.

It's an incredible coup for the volunteer group, which is composed of 55 members ranging in age from 9 to about 80 years old. Working near the village of Boxford in Berkshire, local groups like the Boxford History Project and Berkshire Archaeological Research Group joined forces with larger organizations like Cotswold Archaeology and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which provided funding for the excavations, to carry out research on several Roman sites in the area.

Working rapidly to complete as much of the dig as possible before funding ended, the group discovered the mosaic as they began scooping soil, catching glimpses of the gleaming red tile in the sun. The find is being hailed as the most important discovery of its kind in Britain in over fifty years, letting the group end their work on a high note.

Measuring more than 20 feet (6 meters) in length, mosaic expert Anthony Beeson believes that it may depict the Greek mythological hero Bellerophon at the court of king Iobates or the sea-god Proteus. Bellerophon was sent to kill a fire-breathing monster known as a chimera and its depiction in the mosaic is quite unusual. Typically, the chimera is shown as fleeing from Bellerophon, but in this case, the creature turns back to attack.

ancient roman mosaic in england...

17:24

How I went from selling food in the street to working for top firms in tech Part 2: getting the "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How I went from selling food in the street to working for top firms in techPart 2: getting the job

Illustration by my friend Sebastin Navas

This is the second installment in this series of articles where I want to share with you how I got into the world of programming. I never went to university to study IT, but I found a way around it. If you like the series and want to see a book out of this, please leave a comment below. Heres the first part in case you havent seen it yet.

Getting the Job

During December 2006 and January 2007, I worked hard to get my maps application up and running. While building it, I wanted to learn as many programming notions as possible, trying to cram all the knowledge that would get me ready for the job interview into my head.

Out of all the concepts I could learn, I identified the main ones that I thought would be relevant for getting the job. This narrowing of focus is a very important step toward achieving goals, since we dont want to be all over the place, trying to grasp a bit of every subject but then failing to reach deepness on any of them.

For my situation, I understood that I had to learn about object-oriented programming, since that was one of the most important programming techniques in use. On the technological side, I had identified PHP as the key programming language that would land me a job, while learning Flash programming would be the skill that would differentiate me from other candidates.

How did I know that? It was a bit of hunch informed by what I was seeing mentioned on the web, along with what the computer magazines were writing about.

Even back then, before I had the job, I knew it was very important to learn to understand and analyze the market I wanted to break into, and finding the right websites and publications is a very important step toward this. This is because these resources often have information that points to the ideas, trends, and technologies that we should focus on.

Once my app was done and I felt I was ready for the interview, it was time to build my resume. However, I had no idea what should go on a tech resume and what should be left out. I listed things like MS Word and MS Excel as some of my skills, together with Adobe Illustrator and some InDesign. Why not, right?

Wrong. Just thinking about that first resume makes me blush. If nothing else, what was clear about it was the message it was signaling: this person is a complete noob.

The problem is that as someone trying to break into a new field and start a....

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How I went from selling food in the street to working for top firms in tech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Illustration by my friend Sebastin Navas.

In this series of articles I want to share with you how I got into the world of programming. I never went to university to study IT, but I found a way around it. If you like the series and want to see a book out of this, please leave a comment below.

At the end of 2006, I arrived at a crossroads in my life. My hopes of becoming a secondary school linguistics teacher had vanished in an instant, as several factors had come together and made it impossible for me to continue with my studies.

Back in my hometown of Durazno, Uruguay, my wife was working long hours for a meager $160 (USD) a month. Yes, thats $1,920 a year. We had sacrificed our time together so I could become a teacher and get a better job because we were dreaming of a better future.

The problem with dreams is they tend to vanish when you wake up, and lifes alarm clock had just gone off.

Because my career trajectory had suddenly strayed off course, I moved back to my hometown to figure out my next steps. Needless to say, I was depressed at the way things were, and our living situation only made things worse. It was good to be back with my wife, but the reasons for it were stressful.

Additionally, we were sharing a house with my wifes aunt, so our privacy was restricted to our bedroom, and we always felt like we were overstaying our welcome.

As a way to bring in extra income, we tried to sell homemade pasta on the streets. I would go door-to-door collecting orders for the weekend. Hello, do you want to order ravioli to eat this Sunday? Id ask person after person. Yes, theyre homemade. Just give us a time and well deliver them.

Then, after people ordered them, we spent our entire weekends making 2,000 ravioli only to end up with 500 pesos in our pockets, which comes about $20, not counting expenses.

The whole situation was disheartening, and it made us feel hopeless. My wife would work hard all week, then come home only to spend her weekends helping me prepare the ravioli. She couldnt even have one day of the weekend for herself. She begged me to stop selling ravioli, even if that meant we would end up with less money to pay our bills. Eventually I agreed, but it meant I had to try to find a joband finding a job wasnt so easy in our rural hometown. Anxiety and desperation were starting to set in.

One night, I was talking with a friend who was studying computer engineering at the university in Montevideo. He told me about the various job opportunities one could find in the capital city, with salaries that were the stuff of dreams for someone living in the countryside. Theres this big company in Mont...

17:16

Blockchain is the Technology of Now: Interview with Anneliya Garifulina "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Modelling, Blockchain and China - how do these topics intersect? Find out in our interview with Anneliya Garifulina.

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When you ask strangers to buy your mate a birthday drink and it doesnt quite work out as planned "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It sounded like the perfect birthday gift tweet out a picture of your buddy and the pub hes drinking in, and suggest complete strangers buy him a drink using the Wetherspoons app.

Except, ahem, people didnt use the app to buy him the drinks they were expecting. Oh no. This is what they bought him.

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17:00

A gut-wrenching experience: Authors retract, replace JAMA paper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When economist Jason Hockenberry looked at data comparing some of the financial issues facing different U.S. hospitals, he was surprised by what he saw. Hockenberry was examining the effects of a recently introduced U.S. program that penalizes hospitals with relatively high rates of readmissions for certain conditions by reducing Medicare payments. Although Hockenberry expected hospitals []

The post A gut-wrenching experience: Authors retract, replace JAMA paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

17:00

Germany's Central Bank: Consumers Won't Use Blockchain for Payments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Germany's central bank has published a new blockchain research paper.

16:59

Finding the Best Survival Seeds What to Look for and Where to Find Them "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When you want to add to your survival strategy by including survival seeds, it is helpful to know where to find high-quality seeds and what potential problems you should look for before you buy. In this blog, we look at: What makes quality survival seeds Best practices for seed storage and vaults Pitfalls to consider. . . Read More

16:59

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Flying "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



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I tried this on a seven year old and it didn't work. I think there might be a sweet spot, taking into account trustworthiness and writing ability. Alternatively, you could spend seven years being kind an honest to a nephew or niece, just so you can pull this off.

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Hey geeks! We've sold 1/3 of all Seattle BAHFest tickets in just a few days. This one's definitely selling out, so buy soon if you want to lock in a spot!

We're also having a pre-show chat with me about Soonish. The tickets are just $1.

16:58

How to Design a Progressive Web App News Website "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A lot of my work lately has been making design system specs and tools for IBM. Yet, I needed a break back into product design. So over the last couple of weeks, I spent free time working on a fun design challenge.

I am going to walk you through how I identified a problem, pushed myself in a new direction, and learned some new tricks.

Note that Ive written a sister article about how to code this Progressive Web App news website here.

Identifying the Problem

Designing for yourself is the easiest project you will ever have.

While working, I noticed a new behavior at work. I would become bored on a task after a while and then check Reddits r/WorldNews. The problem was that I wanted to browse that page to feel up-to-date on current events but that is not what happened.

The page focuses on the community aspects with up-voting and comments. Granted, that is what Reddit was built for.

The benefit of r/WorldNews is that the headlines at the top are upvoted because others found them important or interesting.

I wanted to focus on those headlines and also have the option to dig deeper into a story. Comments would distract me from doing that. I once saw a study saying that Reddit users were more likely to go straight to the comments instead of clicking the link posted. I knew this was true from my own behavior and it kept me from reaching my intended goal of reading the articles.

So I set a goal for the user experience:

A user can stay up-to-date on the top news from across the web without community distractions.

Staying Skeuomorphic

Listen, sometimes you need a break from what you are working on. You need to take a step back and do the exact opposite. In this case, I needed to get away from my flatter-than-a-pancake designs. I needed to stop abstracting UI like Jackson Pollock.

I needed to go back to the late 2000s skeuomorphism craze. Everything resembled analog items.I decided to get skeuomorphic with newspapers.

Sunday morning as a kid, my dad and I would go out to a Tex-Mex restaurant to eat breakfast tacos and read the local paper. There was a bliss in those moments because you would scan the stories for an hour. You eyes would jump around to find the next story you prioritized. There were no opinions besides Dear Amy telling me how to address my non-existent bully at work.

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16:57

How to Code a Progressive Web App News Website "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For the last two weeks, I worked on a personal project called The Global Upvote. The Global Upvote aggregates top voted stories from across the web, summarized and updated every sixty seconds.

This article focuses on how I was able to implement The Global Upvote for aspiring developers. I wrote