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Saturday, 15 December


APPRENTICE THESIS: Yes, I am a woman who is single and childless. No, I am not unworthy of love and value. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Original title: Yes, I am a woman who is single and childless. No, I am not unworthy of love and value. Intro: OR: I am over 40. I am single. I am childless. Did you cringe for me? Did you whisper to yourself bless her heart? Did you relate a little too well to those statements? []

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Feed a fishery, starve a seabird "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Competition for fish stocks with fisheries to feed humans could be forcing seabirds to go hungry, according to new research. The study, published Dec. 6 in the journal Current Biology, reveals that seabirds share of fish has dropped by nearly 20 percent over a span of 40 years. Expanding large-scale fisheries, meanwhile, have increased their haul by 10 percent in the same period. What makes those facts doubly concerning is that seabird communities have dwindled, said David Grmillet, the studys lead author. Research published in 2015 found a 69 percent slide in their numbers since 1950. African penguins (Spheniscus demersus), such as the one pictured here, are facing extinction. Research has found that penguin numbers dropped by a quarter since 1950. Image by David Grmillet/CNRS. In a statement from the University of British Columbia, Grmillet, a biological oceanographer at CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research, likened fisheries impact on seabirds to a boa tightening its grip on prey. The research overlaid maps of the feeding areas of 276 species of seabirds with the take zones of human fisheries and compared them over two periods, the 1970s and 1980s, and the 1990s and the 2000s. The team tallied up the amount eaten by seabirds around the world, as well as how much fish humans are thought to have pulled from the oceans, during those stretches. Seabirds had an average of around 70 million metric tons (77 million tons) available to them each year between 1970 and 1989. That figure

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Wednesday, 12 December







Poor Man's Barter Items "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ive been collecting a list of 'poor man's" barter items. Here is my list... anyone else have ideas?

Aluminum foil
Baking Soda
Canned food any type
Coffee filters,
Cooking Oil
Calcium Hypochlorite (Pool Shock)
Dry beans
Flour wheat and a grinder
Hard candy
Honey, stevia
manual can openers

Poor Man's Barter Items


Exploring the Heavenly History of Angels in Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Angel Art Angel Paintings of Angels Christmas Art

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For centuries, angels have graced works of art with their ethereal presence. Appearing as ancient statues and adorning modern murals, these winged figures have become a fixture in art history spanning medium, culture, and time.

While our contemporary idea of what an angel looks like emerged in the 4th century, the existence of angel-like figures in art can be traced back thousands of years. Here, we explore the heavenly history of these divine beings, beginning with the earlier entities that inspired them.


Angelic Precursors



In ancient Assyrian culture, a lamassu was a protective deity. Also commonly known as a winged bull, this hybrid figure comprises the head of a human, the body of a bovine or lion, and large, feathered wings.

Assyrian lamassu

Lamassu from the Neo-Assyrian period, Reign of Sargon II (721-705 BCE)

Because of both its role as a protector and the beauty of its mythological appearance, this god was often the subject of Assyrian art. Most famously, pairs of sculpted lamassu were placed at palace entrances, with the earliest examples dating as far back as the 10th century BCE.


Ancient Greece

In Gree...


DIY Rustic Modern Plank Wall "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey friends!  As many of you know, Ash and I just moved into our new office and we have been fixing it up week by week.  We had a big blank white wall that needed a little something, so we decided to shanty it up a bit!  Check out our DIY Rustic Modern Plank Wall!

The post DIY Rustic Modern Plank Wall appeared first on Shanty 2 Chic.


Canadian Court Rules to Return Mistakenly Sent Ethereum to Rightful Owner "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Canadian trial court has ruled that a sum of mistakenly transferred Ethereum tokens should be returned to the rightful holder


Mom Cries as Iowa Wolves Surprise Kids With $500 Shopping Spree "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Professional basketball players played Santa for eight kids in Iowa, surprising them with the gift of a lifetime. Their generosity was a complete shock for parents and their children when members of the Iowa Wolves basketball team gave them $500 shopping sprees, presents and VIP tickets to their game for the holiday season. One of the players, Hakim Warrick said, To put a smile on these kids faces, it means a lot. InsideEdition.coms Keleigh Nealon ( has more.




By Aaron Kesel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers at an alarmingly increasing rate a new watchdog report has found, Associated Press reported.

The government watchdog the Office of the Inspector General for Homeland Security found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry out of 397 million travelers to the U.S. in the year 2017, up from 18,400 the year before from 390 million travelers.

The agency further found that several searches conducted by Customs and Border Protection officers were not properly documented, and the data was not properly secured as per protocol. Some of the devices that were searched included officers looking into cloud-related content, in violation of procedures. Apparently, while officers can search a device, they are not permitted to search whats on a travelers cloud network. Homeland Security is the department that oversees the U.S.s borders.

In addition, the report noted that in some cases, under a pilot program, officers are permitted to do whats known as an advanced search which means a specially trained officer can download information. However, that system wasnt maintained properly software licensing wasnt renewed and some information copied to thumb drives was not deleted when it should have been, according to the government watchdog.


The watchdog recommended that the DHS maintain better documentation of searches, disable data connections before searches, keep equipment renewable and up-to-date, immediately delete data from thumb drives and develop a system to evaluate whether the pilot program works.

Earlier this year in October,...


pay them each $50G to turn around "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

his seems to be much like buyin off the barbarians by rome or some such.... and history shows that didn't work...

and IMHO if ya actually pay em... there will be a new caravan next week wanting the their money...


Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a...

pay them each $50G to turn around




MEDELLN, COLOMBIA  A large child sex slavery ring overseen by Israeliswas dismantled by Colombian police earlier this week, in a story that has shocked Colombia and much of Latin America but received minimal coverage from mainstream Western media outlets. The network had been active since 2011 and expressly recruited young, underage females in situations of economic hardship or domestic abuse to work as sex slaves catering to Israeli tourists visiting Colombia.

Colombian authorities first began to investigate the sex slavery network in June 2016 following the murder of Israeli citizen Shay Azran in the Colombian city of Medelln. Soon after, Azrans murderer was found to be another Israeli, Assi Ben Mush, an ex-IDF soldier who was known for his past involvement in both drug and human trafficking in the early 2000s. However, Mush was never arrested for Azrans murder.

As authorities delved deeper into Mushs current activities while investigating the homicide, they determined that he was the owner of a hostel in Cartagena, Colombia and that he was also one of the coordinators of tourism packages sold exclusively to Israeli men visiting Colombia.

According to judicial sourcescited by El Colombiano, the tourism packages sold by Mush and his cohorts involved taking Israeli men most of them businessmen or men who recently ended their compulsory military service in the IDF to parties at a variety of locales such as hostels, hotels, farms and yachts, where the main attraction was the sexual exploitation of underage women and the mass consumption of narcotics and alcohol. The sites where the exploitation occurred offered lodging or services exclusively to Israeli tourists, a practice that is surprisingly common in frequented tourist destinations throughout South America.

Mush was expelled from Colombia in November of last year after a massive sex party was broken up by police and illicit drugs were found at the scene. By that time, authorities had already determined the existence o...


Venezuela: Churchs Chicken Accepts Crypto Payments after KFC Denies Rumors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Churchs Chicken, an international fast-food franchise known its hand-battered fried chicken, has reportedly partnered with Dash Venezuela to become the first fast-food franchise to accept cryptocurrencies throughout its locations in Venezuela. According to a press release, a strategic alliance between Dash Venezuela and Churchs Chicken Venezuela will see 13 establishments start accepting the privacy-centric cryptocurrency

The post Venezuela: Churchs Chicken Accepts Crypto Payments after KFC Denies Rumors appeared first on CCN


Vegan NBA star John Salley invests in plant-based pesticide to rival Monsanto/Bayer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

John Salley, the four-time NBA champion, vegan, and wellness entrepreneur has decided to buy a stake in the plant-based pesticide company, PureCrop1. Besides his financial support, he will also act as a spokesperson. Speaking about the partnership, Salley said, I have successfully invested in several early-stage companies and feel PureCrop1 is a game changer, valuable []

The post Vegan NBA star John Salley invests in plant-based pesticide to rival Monsanto/Bayer appeared first on Health Nut News.


Reviving the Iconic Women of Lowrider Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Liz Cohen, Gloria Garcetti (2018) (image courtesy the artist)

DETROIT The inaugural issue of Lowrider magazine, published in 1977, features Gloria Garcetti on the cover. She is wearing an embroidered London Fog coat with her back to the viewer (she was pregnant at the time), and she shoots the camera a knowing look over her shoulder.

She [Garcetti] embodies the radical hope and defiance that have characterized lowriding and this magazine for decades, said photographer and performance artist Liz Cohen in an email interview with Hyperallergic. Cohens most recent body of work, Stories Better Told by Others, focuses specifically on the women of Lowrider, and mourning the 2015 editorial decision to no longer feature models on their covers. For Cohen, this represents a profound loss.

Liz Cohen, Deborah Economides (2018), detail view, part of Stories Better Told by Others at David Klein Gallery (all images by the author, except where noted)

I remain fascinated by the gals on many of the covers. I see them as important and defining participants, said Cohen. I am learning their stories and would rather not relegate them to the sidelines.

This is not the first time Cohen has immersed herself artistically in lowrider culture, which she identifies as a crucial part of her cultural identity, growing up in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the course of eight years, for a project titled Trabantamino, Cohen custom-converted an East German Trabant into an El Camino, complete with hydraulic l...


Cool Optical Illusion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hopefully this makes sense. I see a ship in the harbor that looks enormous. When I drive to the bluff to get a better look it then appears much much smaller even though Im much closer. Theres a small elevation drop but nothing major. The initial view is always partially obstructed by buildings and homes which I suspect is part of the illusion. Ive shown other people this and its usually followed by WTF?!?! Lol.


Deutsche Telekom, Alibaba Cloud, Citi Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hyperledger has added 16 new members, including Deutsche Telekom, Europe's biggest telecommunications provider and Alibaba's cloud computing subsidiary.


And Another Angiogram 8 AM Tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Well, I am set to go under the knife, so to speak, tomorrow morning after spending 2 days in the hospital here in the lower Texas panhandle. My cardio doc examined me Monday and ordered me into the hospital that afternoon. 2 days treatment for water around my heart and in lungs and that's a bit better. Tomorrow he's going after blockages.

Prayers would be apprediated. TIA.



SHTF Vehicle...for the wife. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am sure many of you are like myself in that your spouse is not a real prepper but goes along with your ideas as long as they are not too inconvenient. My wife's Lincoln Navigator is acting up again and she is making noises about wanting another vehicle. I would really like to get her something that is EMP proof, etc. but nothing comes to mind that she would be willing to drive. I am thinking something with points or a non-electronic diesel. Any ideas?


What Does It Mean to Be an LA Artist Today? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Los Angeles (photo by Shana Lutker)

As a contemporary art center, Los Angeles has undergone an incredible transformation over the past decade or so. Homegrown artists have received greater national and global recognition, while established international galleries have set up LA outposts. At the same time, artists from all over the world have flocked to the city, raising the question of what exactly it means to be an Angeleno artist.

Longstanding LA art journal X-TRA contemporary art quarterly, delves into this question with their fourth X-TRA Forum, a series of public programs that use X-TRAs archives as a source of inspiration for discussions. Titled Views from Here: A Panel Discussion About Being Based in LA, this weeks talk looks back to a 1997 review written by artist Michelle Grabner of the Eagle Rock Show. Organized by Laura Owens, the group show featured work by artists based around the neighborhood of Eagle Rock, and offered a great model for refining not only art production and installation craft but social skills and generosity, according to Grabner. In the ensuing two decades, Owenss profile has steadily risen, though success has not come without conflict, evident in the controversy surrounding 356 Mission, the now-shuttered Boyle Heights art space founded by Owens which was a flashpoint in the debate over art and gentrification. Considering the LA art worlds heterogeneous and fractured identity, are those ideals of communal charitableness still evident today?

Moderated by Grabner, the discussion will also include artist Jennifer Bolande, whose appropriation-laden works are currently on view at Pio Pico; Neha Choksi, whose current e...


Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Former Mt. Gox CEO Faces 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement in Japan

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of Mt. Gox. The embattled Frenchman, who has been previously accused of diverting company money for prostitutes, business acquisitions and luxury items, is facing charges of transferring $3 million of client funds to his own account for investment in a software development business.

Also read: Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering

Karpeles Pleads Innocence But Authorities Arent Buying It

According to prosecutors, Mark Karpeles falsified Mt. Goxs trading system to make customer balances appear healthier than they in fact were. He also acted in violation of the countrys corporate law, Japanese daily The Mainichi reported on Dec. 12.



20+ Small Stocking Stuffers That Will Make a Big Impression This Holiday Season "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Stocking Stuffers Christmas Stocking Gifts

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Many would agree that rummaging through your Christmas stocking is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas morning. Hung by the fireplace or at the end of your bed, the tradition of filling an empty sock-shaped bag full of surprises originates from the life of Saint Nicholas. Legend has it that the Christian bishop wanted to help an old man in poverty, by secretly throwing bags of gold coins directly into the his daughters stockings while they were hanging up to dry by the fireplace. This led to the custom of children hanging stockings or putting out shoes, eagerly awaiting gifts from Saint Nicholas.

The stories of Saint Nicholas secret gift-giving later influenced the modern Christmas Eve traditions of Santa Claus. Today, many children (and adults) are still leaving out their stockings in the hopes of finding them filled with all sorts of tiny treats by morning. After all, good things come in small packages.

If youre looking for unique stocking fillers for your loved ones, this gift guide includes something for everyone on your list. For the artist in your life, weve included the Viviva Colorsheetsa portable booklet of watercolor paint sheets. For crafters, theres plenty of gift ideas to keep them busy, including a super-cute DIY christmas sprout ornament kit and a hedgehog needle felting project. For photographers, check out the solar photography kit, and for gamers, theres even a miniature arcade game. And if someone on your Christmas list has been naughty this year, why not give them a bag of (chocolate) coal?

Looking for creative stocking stuffers? Check out our selection of 20+ small gift idea...


Mans Epic Winter Wonderland Desk Decorations Inspired by Blind Wife "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Jack drew inspiration for his winter wonderland desk at work from his honeymoon in Sweden where he and his wife visited the Icehotel. Christmas for Jack is a special time of year. His wife lost most of her sight when she was 14 but, of what she can see, sparkles from tinsel and lights are her favorite. Jacks snowy office castle, made out of cardboard, is decked with fairy lights, tinsel and candy canes. InsideEdition.coms Keleigh Nealon ( has more.


Bitcoin Climbs to $3,500, Analyst Claims There is Nothing Unique About the Crypto Bubble "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin was able to bounce after yesterdays downturn, leading the entire cryptocurrency market to trade up. The latest move up may validate the support levels that multiple cryptocurrencies respected yesterday as mid-term bottoms.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up nearly 3% at its current price of just over $3,500. Bitcoin appears to have established the $3,400 region as a level of support, as its price failed to break below this level during yesterdays market turbulence.

Bitcoin and Crypto Bubble Not Unique

Despite the markets recent bubble seeming to be unprecedented, one analyst claims that there is nothing unique about the crypto bubble, and that similar movements have been seen before in multiple other markets throughout history.

While speaking to MarketWatch, Russ Mould, the investment director at AJ Bell, noted that mania is what drove the crypto markets to their all-time-highs, and the fundamentals are what dragged them down to their current levels.

This brutal bear market looks like so many that we have seen before across a wide range of asset classes. A succession of rallies have tempted true believers and speculators alike to hold on, or even dive in again, only for those surges to become vicious bear traps, leaving holders of the cryptocurrency facing deeper and deeper losses, he said

Mould further explained that similar bubbles have occurred in the dot com industry in the late-1990s, and in the Nasdaq Composite, which crashed and then attempted multiple rallies, with at least eight of them failing and dragged investors deeper into the mire before the benchmark bottomed in March 2003 after a top-to-bottom loss of 75%.

The Nasdaq Composite, after peaking in March of 2000 due to its high amount of tech holdings, didnt recover back to those price levels until April of 2015. Mould insinuated that Bitcoin could see a similar trend, saying that even if bitcoin is over the worst, it may be a long road for those....


Three Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers To Testify About Tax Crimes, Pay-For-Play "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

Following allegations of sloppy accounting, potential tax fraud and pay-to-play, the Clinton Foundation will be under a Congressional microscope this week after three whistleblowers have come forward and agreed to testify one of whom secretly submitted 6,000 pages of documents to the IRS and FBI in August of 2017, and all three of whom have submitted various documents to Congressional investigators.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, told Fox Newss Martha MacCallum on Monday night that there are three whistleblowers who have spent the past two years investigating the Clinton Foundation, and have explosive allegations which they will share during Thursday testimony on Capitol Hill.

MACCALLUM: OK. With regard to the investigation, which doesnt get a lot of attention, into the Clinton foundation, the DOJ designated John Huber to look into this. They have 6,000 pages of evidence that theyve gone through. The foundation raised $2.5 billion, and theyre looking into potential improprieties.

Whats next on this investigation?

MEADOWS: Well, I think for the American people, they want to bring some closure, not just a few sound bites, here or there, so were going to be having a hearing this week, not only covering over some of those 6,000 pages that youre talking about, but hearing directly from three whistleblowers that have actually spent the majority of the last two years investigating this.

Some of the allegations they make are quite explosive, Martha. And as we just look at the contributions. Now everybodys focused on the contributions for the Clinton Foundation and what has happened just in the last year. But if you look at it, it had a very strong rise, the minute she was selected as secretary of state. It dipped down when she was no longer there.

And then rose again, when she decided to run for president. So theres all kinds of allegations of pay-to-play and that kind of thing.



Why Pomegranate Juice is Roto-Rooter for the Arteries "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Written By: Sayer Ji,

The most eye-opening line in the abstract reveals why our original report on the study, How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit, received over 500,000 social media shares:

Pomegranate juice consumption resulted in a significant IMT [intima media thickness] reduction, by up to 30%, after 1 year.

We shouldnt be that surprised at how great an interest there is among the masses in safe, delicious, and affordable drug alternatives that have the power to unclog arteries? Certainly the drugs arent working, with the most popular class cholesterol-lowering statins  being linked to over 300 adverse health effects. But sometimes the technical language of medicine gets confusing: what does this pomegranate-induced reduction in the intima media thickness (IMT) of the arteries mean?

Reducing The Intima Media Thickness: Reversing Atherosclerosis

The intima media is the middle portion of the arteries that become inflamed and fill up with plaque comprised of oxidized fats, immune cells, and their debris, in the condition known colloquially as blocked arteries. As the intima me...


Michael Cohn Sentenced To 36 Months in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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What to keep in mind when architecting a system "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

6 Things to keep in mind when architecting a system

Architecture may sound like a scary or overwhelming subject, but actually, applying logic and approaching the problem methodologically simplifies the process drastically.

When you architect a system, service, or feature, you actually design a solution to a problem in a specific context. The solution should answer a real need and solve the problem at hand.

Throughout the text, Ill be using solution in order to emphasize that the systems, services, and features we build are part of a bigger flow.

When designing a solution think about the entire environment flow you affect.

  • Think about what happens before the data reaches your code
  • What triggers your feature or service
  • Who sends it?
  • Is it something automatic?
  • Is it a user?

This will also help you think about tests and edge cases you want to address, what happens after, who would use it and how.

1.Understand the problem

Start from understating the problem at hand and understand your boundaries. Dont optimize for an unknown future, focus on the current situation and most importantly, dont make assumptions.Dont limit yourself by requirements that are not there.

Make sure you have all the information you need to understand the problem, dont be afraid to do research, Google is your friend ;)
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2. Understand your boundaries and set priorities

Solution architecture is always a trade-off between concerns, such as resilience, security, data integrity, throughput, scalability, performance and of course cost.

Think about value vs friction

Understand your constraints. What are your must-haves. If you have a product team, work with them in order to understand the business need, impact and SLAs. This will help you understand your considerations and limitations better.

Use data to make priorities, avoid assumptions when possible and be data-driven.

  • How many users?
  • Number of requests?
  • Size of requests?......


United States, "Mysterious" phenomenon captured on a Radar of the National Meteorological Service "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A mysterious 80 km atmospheric flow has amazed meteorologists, professionals, amateurs and storm chasers, and has taken them to Twitter to debate and offer their opinions and theories about what happened.


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Dear Camera Companies: Please Make Slower, Lighter Prime Lenses Between 50mm and 150mm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PetaPixel recently published an open letter from photographer Usman Dawood entitled: Dear Camera Companies: Please Make a Fast Lens Between 50mm and 85m. Today, I am asking for the pretty much the opposite: slower, lighter prime lenses.

Unlike Mr. Dawood, I am an amateur photographer, though I am a veteran of many years in the photographic hardware business. I presently use the Sony a6500 camera, an excellent APS-C camera.

The Sony a6500

The pictures I shoot tend to be pictorials and scenics, and of course the mandatory family shots. I live retired in a small town in remote Southwest Oregon.

While I own and use the superb Sony 18-135mm OSS Zoom lens, I have always preferred to use prime lenses whenever possible for best possible image quality. The best lenses I presently own and use are the E-mount Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and Sigma 60mm f/2.8. The 30mm f/1.4 Sigma is justly famous; the 60mm f/2.8 rather less so.

From left to right: the Sony 18-135mm OSS Zoom, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, and Sigma 60mm f/2.8

The fate of the Sigma 60mm lens is unfortunate. It is an outstanding piece of glass, lightweight, superb resolution, and very reasonably priced, albeit a bit strange looking. It is my lens of choice for many pictures. It accomplishes its mission with an elegant design featuring low dispersion glass and two aspherical elements. It has a silent linear motor for focusing.

But it molders in obscurity. Sigma has been developing and pushing their Art series of lenses, and indeed my superb 30 f/1.4mm lens is one such. But the longer, high-speed lenses, while truly magnificent ef...


Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Litecoin, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 12 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

While the current fall is a good buying opportunity, traders should not expect a vertical rally. Lets consult the charts


Romania: Bitcoin Exchange CEO Vlad Nistor Arrested for Money Laundering, May Face US Extradition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

According to a local Romanian news outlet Ziar de Cluj and others, Vlad Nistor the CEO of Romania-based Bitcoin exchange CoinFlux has been detained on behalf of the US government and is awaiting extradition. He was arrested in the city of Cluj-Napoca on Tuesday, according to another outlet. The crypto exchange has not disclosed

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Forget cholesterol, this is what will stop your heart "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Click here to listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast. On you arrive to the page, simply click the play bottom at the top of the article.) Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body and is essential to good health. It plays a role in hormone production, digestion and []

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Bitwala Is Offering German Citizens Joint Crypto and Fiat Banking Accounts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitwala Crypto Banking

German blockchain startup Bitwala has launched crypto banking in Germany.

After securing 4 million (roughly $4.5 million) from VC firms Earlybird and Coparion in September of 2018 to develop a crypto banking solution, the company has allegedly amassed a waiting list of 30,000 potential users.

Bitwala's new banking solution, which it claims was built to "close the gap between crypto and traditional banking, was developed in partnership with local fintech startup SolarisBank, which has a banking license and is fully regulated by the German financial regulatory authority Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the European Central Bank (ECB).

With the launch of this new banking solution, users would be able to manage "both Bitcoin and Euro deposits in one place with the safety and convenience of a German bank account."

The accounts would also come with the usual perks that accompany bank accounts like a debit card, as well as a bitcoin wallet with added functionality to swap between bitcoin and the euro freely.

We built the new account putting our customers first. No longer do you have to wire your liquidity to separate exchange accounts with frail fund protection measures outside of Germany. No longer do you have to accept excessive fees for trading. Trading with Bitwala is fast and reliable and our pricing highly competitive, Bitwalas chief technical officer and co-founder, Ben Jones, said in a statement.

The announcement didn't give details on the cost for running the bank account, but a 1 percent fee will be applied for every bitcoin trade. It also remains to be seen if other crypto assets will be included in the future, and the announcement didnt specify where the service would source its pricing data for trading.

All fiat deposits of up to 100,000 are insured by the German Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS). But while the fiat is protected to a certain degree, there were no indications on the insurance of the bitcoin.

Bitwala has begun on-boarding proceedings for the thousands of users who had pre-registered to use the service and will be accepting new users over the coming days.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine......


John Lennons Report Card from 1956 Reveals What His Teachers Thought of Him "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

John Lennon School Report Card

Like most kids, you probably remember the fearful dread of getting your school report cards. If you were never a straight-A student, chances are you had hidden talents in other, more creative fields. This was the case for the late John Lennon, who in September 1956, received a not-so-positive report on his teenage academic endeavors.

He was only 15 years old at the time, but his teachers did not hold back; the scribbled piece of paper (tweeted by Author, Michael Beschloss) details comments from a number of his teachers. His Religious Instruction teacher writes, Attitude in class most unsatisfactory, while his math teacher sternly expresses, He is certainly on the road to failure if this goes on. Lennon was clearly a dreamer from a young age: his physics teacher says, His work always lacks effort. He is content to drift instead of using his abilities, and his French teacher writes, An intelligent boy who could be very much better with a little concentration in class. As a final blow, the schools Headmaster concludes, He has too many wrong ambitions and his energy is too often misplaced. Thankfully, Lennon chose to spend his energy on singing, songwriting, and co-founding The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in pop music history.

Lennons report card wasnt all bad though: his art teacher writes, Good work this term. Funnily, the singing class report is left blank, perhaps signifying he didnt even show up! However, maybe its better to imagine that his musical talent simply left his teacher speechless.

John Lennons old school report card from 1956 shows you dont need to be straight-A student to have success.

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Nobel Prize Nixes Famous Medal in a Bland-New Logo Design "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Iterations of the new logo (all images courtesy Stockholm Design Lab)

Im no snob for typography a dilettante at best, really but the Nobel Prizes logo redesign is a God-awful way to modernize the 123-year-old symbol of human ingenuity.

Established in 1895 and first awarded in 1901 to honor those who have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind, the new font combines the unassuming blandness of sans serif with the utilitarian perfunctoriness of the much-beloved and universally deployed Helvetica font. Such an impersonal style lacks the grace demanded of one of civilizations highest honors.

This December, to coincide with its 2018 ceremony, the Nobel Prize introduced its new design by the Sweden-based Stockholm Design Lab as a way to integrate the various stakeholders within the organization under one holistic brand identity. As the Stockholm Design Lab states on its project page, the new logo is meant to create synergies. Accordingly, the design firm has adapted its new font from text on the prized Nobel medal. They then based its uppercase lettering on classic geometric shapes and the lowercase letters on tradition early typefaces like Akzidenz-Grotesk, Berthold Grotesk, and Futura.

While the poetic sales-pitch of the new logo certainly rings seductive, theres very little to fawn over in the actual product. Controversially, the Swedish firm has decided to nix the Nobel Prizes famous coin from its logo. What is perhaps the organizations most recognizable symbol will no longer feature prominently in its public-facing materials. The coin, which has for many years united the organizations various outfits under a single image, will disappear.



This New Lightning Wallet Allows You to Receive Tips Without Running a Node "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new program to set up Lightning Network micropayments,, has recently entered beta testing.

The developer for this project described some of its details on a Reddit thread to the r/Bitcoin subreddit. The dev says that it allows you to receive tips (micro-payments) over the Lightning Network, anytime, anywhere, without needing a LN node, by means of a simple web custodial wallet.

Upon signup, gives you a personal tippin' link to be shared that contains a fresh QR Invoice with an undefined amount to be paid. If anyone sends you money to that QR Invoice, this amount will appear in your dashboard. The overall plan is for people to share it to receive tips across webs, blogs, patreons, forums, etc. using Lightning Network.

It should be noted that, since payments must be routed through the program, the wallet is custodial. If youre going to use it, youre temporarily trusting your funds to the developer, so some might find it less secure than a trustless, non-custodial solution.

The project is still in beta and, as a result, it hasnt been adopted by or extended to blogs, forums or other third-party platforms. However, the developer claimed that such functionality can be implemented later down the line if there is sufficient demand.

Shortly after the projects announcement, the lone, semi-anonymous developer announced that the website was operational, as his personal contribution to push Lightning Network adoption.

The Lightning Network has attracted a large level of interest from the crypto space for its ability to send micropayments over the Bitcoin Network and tackle the blockchains latency and scalability issues. The developer of claimed that he is doing it for free, with no support, and on [his] own servers, with the express purpose of streamlining Lightning's adoption. Additionally, he later announced a free airdrop of 500 satoshis to the first 500 users to request it, all using the Lightning Network.

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That Debunking of a Paris Protest Fire Photo is Fake "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of the most viral photos of the past few days has been a side-by-side comparison of two photos that purports to show how photographers covering the Paris protests are misrepresenting the truth.

Social media posts of the comparison have been shared tens of thousands of times, and even certain media sites have used the images as proof that photographers are using dishonest perspective and framing to turn tiny insignificant fires into giant blazes that seem to show Paris burning.

The international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) looked into the allegations and concluded that the side-by-side debunking is fake.

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Indiana University paper about lung transplantation retracted after misconduct finding "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After a finding of data manipulation, the corresponding author of a 2014 paper by a team of researchers at Indiana University has retracted the work. Heres the notice in Science Translational Medicine: Science Translational Medicine is retracting the Research Article The HMGB1-RAGE axis mediates traumatic brain injury-induced pulmonary dysfunction in lung transplantation by Weber et Continue reading Indiana University paper about lung transplantation retracted after misconduct finding


Life Is A Struggle Or Isnt It? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Living life can be quite challenging and the ability to live the life to the fullest is the essence of living. Nothing is as amazing as the gift of life and no matter how low or high we might look into it, no body want die and interestingly life is fun and what makes it []


Creating a New World Order Out of Regional Orders "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Deep States globalist plan for what insiders refer to as the New World Order basically, a global government controlled by themselves begins with submerging the sovereignty of nation-states into regional orders. These are better understood as regional governments built using free trade deals as the foundation, with the European Union serving as the premier example. How do we know this is the plan? Because top Deep State globalists have said so publicly and repeatedly, and because that is the exact strategy being pursued openly.

All over the world, pseudo-free trade agreements and other sovereignty-shredding schemes are being used to transfer more and more power to transnational bureaucracies and courts. And eventually, these regional orders will be interwoven into an overlapping patchwork of multilateral regimes on the road to creating a truly global authority, perhaps under the United Nations or some less-discredited future global body. At least, that is the globalist plan. But it is starting to show major cracks amid historic public backlash.

As far back as 1950, globalists had openly revealed their agenda for global government under the United Nations. In his book War or Peace, for example, global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations co-founder John Foster Dulles spelled it out clearly. The United Nations represents not a final stage in the development of world order, but only a primitive stage, Dulles wrote. Therefore its primary task is to create the conditions which will make possible a more highly developed organization. In the same book, Dulles went on to argue that the existing UN Charter was strong enough to serve as the foundation for a world government. I have never seen any proposal made for collective security with teeth in it, or for world government or for world federation, which could not be carried out either by the United Nations or under the United Nations Charter, he said.

Unfortunately for globalists, though, humanity was not yet ready to surrender its sovereignty to an all-powerful world government. Thus, regionalization. In a 1962 report headlined A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations, financed by the U.S. State Department, CFR member and longtime State Department official Lincoln Bloomfield argued that global government could be brought about via regionalism. In the plan, he proposed that ever larger units evolve through customs unions, confederation, regionalism, etc., until ultimatel...


Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Merry Christmas everyone!  Enjoy and please share with your peeps! Just click the link below to download and print your own.  I always print my tags on white cardstock and use a hole punch to add the hole at the top!  Simple and inexpensive and pretty darn cute CLICK HERE to print your FREE

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Change a life this Holiday Season: Give a Buffalo Bike. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The community church I attend inspires a new way of thinking about giving. There, with each baby that is born or baptized in the community, a Buffalo Bicycle is purchased from World Bicycle Relief. The idea is that new life gives new life.


The Worlds First ERC-20 and Bitcoin Atomic Swap Has Taken Place "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERC-20 Bitcoin atomic swap

At the December 7, 2018, TenX Summit, a group of developers showcased an industry first: an atomic swap between a non-native asset, TenXs PAY token, and a native asset, bitcoin.

By non-native, the team is referring to an asset/coin that is not the base currency for the network. For Ethereum, for example, the native asset is ether, while any token that is built on the protocol is considered a non-native asset.

CoBloX, a TenX research and development lab, is responsible for the achievement. Demonstrating their work to a tightly packed audience of summit goers, the team used the Lightning Network and their proprietary software COMIT to swap 10 PAY for 71,240 satoshis. The team published a blog post on December 12, 2018, to confirm the news and satify what it calls the gossip factory of he-said-she-said following the summit.

In the post, the team delves into their process, explaining outright that this swap was not as simple as the first-ever ether and bitcoin atomic swap they tested nearly six months ago. Whereas this swaps hashed time lock contract (HTLC) only required a single use smart contract, the PAY to bitcoin swap took an extra step.

Reason being, the PAY token itself is managed with an additional smart contract known as the transfer ownership function. Because of this, the HTLC had to be separated into two transactions: one to deploy the swap contract and another as a transfer call for the PAY tokens.

Unfortunately, we couldnt figure out how to combine these two steps. The ERC20 transfer function uses msg.sender for authentication. However, calling transfer from a contract deployment sets msg.sender to the address of the yet-to-be-deployed contract which obviously has no tokens, the blog post reads.



BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over the last couple of weeks, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community has been talking fervently about zero-confirmation transactions and a new pre-consensus mechanism called Avalanche. On Monday, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia published a comprehensive description of the pre-consensus protocol that could theoretically bolster secure zero-confirmation BCH transactions.

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Hunter College Presents Part II of the Fall 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation by Michelle Hernandez VegaInstallation by Michelle Hernandez Vega

The Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art is pleased to announce Part II of the Fall 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition A Certain Slant of Light at 205 Hudson Street, December 15, 2018January 9, 2019. The exhibition will feature eight MFA candidates: Corey Allen, Alison Kizu-Blair, Michelle Hernandez Vega, Lili Jamail, Jessi Li, Wai Ying Zhao, Jason Rondinelli, and Christopher Roberson. The opening reception is December 15, 58 pm. The exhibition will be open seven days a week, 107 pm, and is free and open to everyone.

The eight artists in the exhibition represent an array of art-making practices, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, and site-specific installations. More information about the artists and the exhibition is available here.

The Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art is a competitive and affordable three-year program providing a rigorous immersion in the changing ideas and forms of contemporary art. Located in Manhattans Tribeca neighborhood, the program offers students the time, space, and an interdisciplinary framework in which to develop their artistic practice. MFA faculty includes Carrie Moyer (Program Director), Drew Beattie, Andrea Blum, AK Burns, Daniel Bozhkov, Joel Carriero, Susan Crile, Lisa Corinne Davis, Constance DeJong, Valerie Jaudon, Jeffery Mongrain, Paul Ramirez, Reiner Leist, Juan Sanchez, Alex Segade, Nari Ward, and Tom Weaver.

Questions about the Hunter College Thesis Exhibition and MFA Program can be directed to Carrie Moyer at For information, visit

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Prosecutors will do anything to get a conviction. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here's a case that's worth knowing about. It shows the lengths the State will go to in order to get a conviction when they want one. "Guilt," as Mae West was once famously misquoted, "has nothin' to do with it."

The article is linked below, but I'll hit the main points here:
1. An 18-year-old female named Labato was attacked by a rapist.
2. She defended herself with a small pocket knife, inflicting a cut on her attacker's penis.
3. She then fled and reported the attack.

Note that at this...

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The Andy Warhol Foundation Is Expanding Its National Reach "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Michael Rakowitz, A Color Removed (2018), community event in honor of Ms. Samaria Rice & the Tamir Rice Foundation (image courtesy SPACES)

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is expanding its Regional Regranting Program to Cleveland and Denver and will bring back Baltimores program, the Grit Fund, which took a one-year hiatus. The roster of the program is positioned to distribute $1.4 million to organizations for approximately $840,000 in yearly grants for artist-driven projects across 14 cities. The nonprofit arts organizations SPACES (Cleveland), RedLine (Denver), and Baltimore Arts Realty Corp (BARCO) will administer grants respectively.

SPACESs Satellite Fund will offer ten $6,000 project-based grants to artists in Cuyahoga County; RedLines INSITE Fund will award 10 to 15 grants of up to $5,000 each to artists and arts collectives in the Denver Metro area; and BARCOs Grit Fund will provide 9 to 12 awards of up to $7,000 each for Baltimore-based projects. Each regranting organization will receive funding for program administration and outreach in addition to the artist and project grants.

As Joel Wachs, president of the Andy Warhol Foundation, explained to Hyperallergic, the Regional Regranting program developed when the Foundation observed incredible creative communities operating under the radar without any traditional funding mechanisms. It can be someone doing exciting things in their garage on a Sunday or a collaborative that wants to complete their project. We found them all over and asked how can we reach that person?

The program started in 2007 in San Francisco with Southern Exposure acting as administrator of the grants. The next year the program extended to Houston. The Regional Regranting program has awarded $6.4 million in grants, which has resulted in $3.6 million in direct support of 848 artist projects to date through organizations in Albuquerque, Baltimore, Chica...


Mystery Radar Blips Appear Over Illinois and Kentucky, Military Denies Releasing Chaff "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The origin of mysterious blips that appeared across radar in southern Illinois and western Kentucky Monday night may have come from military aircraft, but nearby military bases say they had nothing to do with it.

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What is Bitcoin Ranked Among Top Google Searches in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

About a year ago, Google searches for Bitcoin surpassed searches relating to Donald Trump. Now that Google has published its 2018 year-in-review of search terms, What is Bitcoin is among the top questions that people are asking Google, at least in the US. Last year, the largest cryptocurrency ranked in two categories globally, both in

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Peter Schiff: The American Standard Of LivingIts Going To Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Market analyst and financial guru Peter Schiff says that the United States economy is headed for a disaster.  In a recent interview, Schiff said that when the dollar goes away as a reserve currency, so will the American standard of living.

Schiff says the U.S. is flexing more muscle than it has.  After the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese businessman who is accused of violating U.S. sanction laws, the Chinese are already planning economically destructive ways to reduce the dollars influence and power.

The dollar, having the reserve currency, that status is in jeopardy. And I dont think the world likes giving America this kind of power that we can impose our own rules and demand that the entire world live by it. So, I think this has a much bigger and broader ramifications other than whats going on in the stock market today. I think long-term, this is going to undermine the dollar and its role as a reserve currency. And when that goes, so does the American standard of living because its going to collapse. Peter Schiff

Schiff added that he thinks China is in a much better position than many are willing to admit.

People think we have the upper hand because we have this huge trade deficit with China. But I think its the other way. I think the fact that they supply us with all this merchandise that our economy needs, and the fact that they hold a lot of our bonds and continue to lend us a lot of money so we can live beyond our means, theyre the ones, I think, that call the tunes and we have to dance to it. Peter Schiff


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Declassified: How the CIA Used Brain Surgery to Make Remote Control Dogs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Newly declassified CIA documents have revealed further details of the horrific experiments that took place during the agencys infamous Project MKUltra.

MKUltra was a CIA operation that involved extreme methods of mind control that were tested on US and Canadian citizens. The projects began in the 1940s and ran until the 1970s when the details of the experiments were exposed because victims began speaking out about the conditions that they were subjected to.

There were 150 sub-projects within the MKU program, many involved advanced brainwashing techniques using mind-altering drugs, sensory deprivation and electroshock therapy.

In the most recent documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by investigative reporter John Greenewald, new details were revealed about some of the animal experimentation that took place during MKU.

Greenewald published a large cache of files from the release on his website, The Black Vault, which has taken a special interest in government mind control operations and other secret programs. In one declassified letter a behavior modification expert describes his work in conducting brain surgery on six different dogs to rewire their brains so they could be controlled remotely.

The author of the letter writes:

As you know, I spent about three years working in the research area of rewarding electrical stimulation of the brain. In the laboratory, we performed a number of experiments with rats; in the open field, we employed dogs of several breeds.

Another report is also in the file, which was titled Remote Control Behavior with Rewarding Electrical Stimulation of the Brain, and published in 1965.

The report stated:

The specific aim of the research program was to examine the possibility of controlling the behavior of a dog, in an open field, by means of remotely triggering electrical stimulation of the brain, the report states. Such a system depends for its effectiveness on two properties of electrical stimulation delivered to certain deep lying structures of the dog brain: the well-known reward effect, and a tendency for such stimulation to initiate and maintain locomotion in a direction which is accompanied by the continued delivery of stimulation.

From the descriptions made in the report, the experiments seemed extremely inhumane, with notes that the surgical procedur...


Lightroom Dec 2018 Update Brings a Customizable Develop Panel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Adobe has released the December 2018 update to its entire photo ecosystem, bringing new features, improvements, and bug fixes to Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for Mac, Windows, Android, ChromeOS, and iOS.

Heres a rundown of the notable changes across the different apps (a full list of changes can be found here):

Lightroom Classic

In the December update for Lightroom Classic CC, weve focused on workflow and performance improvements, Adobe writes.

Customize Develop Panel

You can now customize the order of (or hide) tools found in the Develop module for your own personal flow. Right click (or Ctrl+click on Mac) on any panel header and select Customize Develop Panel to bring up the box for reordering and hiding tools.

Auto-import to collection

You can now auto-import photos directly into a collection. By setting up a watched folder, you can have new images in that folder automatically imported and added into a collection. Visit File menu->Auto Import Settings and select Add to Collection.

Grid snap in Book Module

In the Book Module, photos now snap to align with other photos by default, and a new option was added to allow photos to be aligned to grid lines, making precise layouts super simple.

Performance improvements

[Y]oull notice faster grid scrolling as well as up to 5x faster switching between the Library and Develop modules on 4K and 5K monitors.

Lightroom CC for Mac and Windows

Set as Target Album

With the new Target Album feature, you can quickly add photos to a target album from anywhere in your library with a single shortcut.



Russian Deputy Prime Minister: Draft Crypto Legislation Wont Be Significantly Edited "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russias cryptocurrency draft bill will not be edited in any significant way, according to deputy prime minister of Russia Maxim Akimov


Shallow Earthquakes Hitting Eastern Tennessee, Alaska Swarm Continues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We have seen a recent uptick in the magnitude of earthquakes hitting the Eastern Tennessee Region. This morning the area was hit by a M3.3 and a M4.4. Alaska is also still dealing with small swarming from the most recent big quake to strike there.
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Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Jail Sentence for Karpeles Over Mt. Gox Embezzlement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mark Karpeles

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles has run into trouble in the Japanese legal system, and prosecutors are pursuing a 10-year jail sentence for alleged embezzlement during his tenure at Mt. Gox.

According to a local Japanese news outlet, Karpeles is under indictment for embezzling 341 million yen ($3 million USD) of customer funds into his own personal account. The indictment apparently also alleges that Karpeles manipulated data on his company's trading system to pad the balance.

As Mt. Gox was based in Tokyo, it has been the responsibility of the Japanese legal system to prosecute Karpeles, just as it placed Mt. Gox into bankruptcy proceedings in 2014. By the end of the companys shutdown, theyd lost 48 billion yen worth of bitcoin and 2.8 billion yen in fiat. Karpeles has claimed that such losses were due to a hack.

Mark Karpeles is a notorious name in the crypto space, a long-term player who has been involved with some of the most infamous business ventures of bitcoins first major price spike. In Mt. Goxs heyday in 2013, it was the largest functional crypto exchange.

In addition to his stewardship of Mt. Gox, of particular note to Karpeles career is his alleged bankrolling of the Silk Road, the now-defunct darknet marketplace. As federal agents began trying to take down the website for narcotics trafficking violations, agents on the case directly notified Karpeles who was able to cover his involvement.

Now, however, Karpeles seems to have run into more direct legal trouble. In Tokyo, prosecutors alleged that the French-born Karpeles diverted company funds to such uses as investing in a software development business for personal interest" and "played a great role in totally destroying the confidence of bitcoin users."

In response to this, Karpeles pleaded innocent to these charges in July 2017, saying during his first hearing that I swear to God I am not guilty. The trial is apparently set to move forward in the immediate future, with unclear prospects for Karpeles.

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Dutch Central Bank Proposes License Requirement for Cryptocurrency Service Providers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the Netherlands, cryptocurrency service providers will soon be required to obtain a license issued by the Dutch central bank



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How to build an age and gender multi-task predictor with deep learning in TensorFlow "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


In my last tutorial, you learned about how to combine a convolutional neural network and Long short-term memory (LTSM) to create captions given an image. In this tutorial, youll learn how to build and train a multi-task machine learning model to predict the age and gender of a subject in an image.


  • Introduction to age and gender model
  • Building a Multi-task Tensorflow Estimator
  • Training


  • basic understanding of convolutional neural networks (CNN)
  • basic understanding of TensorFlow
  • GPU (optional)

Introduction to Age and Gender Model

In 2015, researchers from Computer Vision Lab, D-ITET, published a paper DEX and made public their IMDB-WIKI consisting of 500K+ face images with age and gender labels.

IMDB-WIKI Dataset source:

DEX outlines an architecture involving a pretrained imagenet vgg16 model that placed first in ChaLearn LAP 2015a competition that deals with recognizing people in an imageoutperforming human reference.

Age as a classification problem

A conventional way of tackling an age estimation problem with an image as input would be using a regression-based model with mean-squared error as the loss function. DEX models this problem as a classification task, using a softmax classifier with each age represented as a unique class ranging from 1 to 101 and cross-entropy as the loss function.

Multi-task learning

Multi-task learning is a technique of training on multiple tasks through a shared architecture. Layers at the beginning of the network will learn a joint generalized representation, preventing overfitting to a specific task that may contain noise.

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Russian Draft Bill Blocking Suspicious Financial Websites Could Cover Scam ICOs, Experts Note "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russias Parliament will discuss a bill on blocking suspicious financial websites including those relating to financial pyramids that may cover scam ICOs


A Simple Hack for Easier Focusing with TLR Cameras "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you have a TLR camera, heres a simple trick you can try to help you to focus more easily. All youll need is some rubber bands, scissors, aluminum foil, and a ruler (optional).

Heres a visual guide (the pictures speak for themselves):

I made this strip of aluminum 1cm wide.

These next images are only illustrative of what you will see in the focus screen using this hack.

When youre out of focus, youll see this two images (like a double exposure) in your ground glass, very similar to a rangefinder patch.

As you adjust focus, when the two images line up you are in focus.

I hope you find this little trick useful.

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Exposed: the Nazi roots of the European Union "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


World War 2 continued by other means

December 12, 2018

This is an intelligence briefing. Here I present the bare bones of what has been happening before our eyesif we would see it.

Once upon a time, there was an industrial combine in Nazi Germany called IG Farben. It was the largest chemical/pharmaceutical octopus in the world. It owned companies, and it had favorable business agreements with companies from England to Central America to Japan.

The author of The Devils Chemists, Josiah DuBois, traveled to Guatemala, on a fact-finding mission, in the early days of World War 2, and returned with the comment that, as far as he could tell, Guatemala was a wholly owned subsidiary of Farben.

The pharmaceutical empire was and is one of the major forces behind the European Union (EU). It is no accident that these drug corporations wield such power. They arent only involved in controlling the medical cartel; they are political planners.

This is how and why Big Pharma fits so closely with what is loosely referred to as the New World Order. The aim of enrolling every human in a cradle-to-grave system of disease diagnosis and toxic drug treatment has a larger purpose: to debilitate, to weaken populations.

This is a political goal. It facilitates control.

IG Farbens main component companies, at the outbreak of World War 2, were Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst. They were chemical and drug companies. Farben put Hitler over the top in Germany as head of State, and the war was designed to lead to a united Europe that would be dominated by the Farben nexus.

The loss of the war didnt derail that plan. It was shifted into an economic blueprint, which became, eventually, the European Union.

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Rage against the Machine Learning: my battle with recommendation engines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The endless war that Im losing

A close up of the production facility at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Photo Credit: Louis Reed.

It recently came to my attention that I was waging a war across multiple fronts and fatigue had struckthey were winning. For months I had battled, fighting their persistence with my propensity to click x. I refused to fall into their traps, perfectly crafted to nullify my thoughts and reduce my resistance further. They assaulted me on every front, shoving their weapons in front of me wherever I looked. But Im a stubborn person, and in this war of attrition, Ill cling on to the bitter end.

Yesits a war. A war against recommendations and the engines that power them.

YouTube is forcing repeats of Big Bang Theory after I went on a small binge. Geeky physicists are funny, but their jokes get old. Spotify is still recommending me calming songs after I played some meditation music six months ago. Amazon is trying to force the same products down my throat despite buying them only weeks before. Seriously, if I buy a toilet seat from you, dont keep trying to sell me toilet seats.

Its frustrating to see the same content over and over again, and it makes it difficult to find the content I want to see. Bach was a mastermind, but even his variations on a theme can get a little boring. On top of this, the algorithms play to my weaknesses, and for that, I hate these recommendation algorithms.

In a perfect world, recommendation algorithms would introduce me to new products and content that I would love. They would help to create new ideas in me. They would inspire me. The algorithms would be like my best friend, telling me their new favourite things.

White robot human features. Photo Credit: Alex Knight.

Instead, many recommendation algorithms lean towards showing the most popular items. They focus on those that will pull in the most clicks. When algorithms are optimised for more time on-site or other similarly shallow metrics, then this is bound to happen. Its not a fault of the program, but the programmer. Creators must think more about the user experience and what the user really wants.

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DIY: Flower Edged Crochet Scarf "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to our third edition of Xmas gifts making!
We are going to make a simple, flower edged scarf.
I made this yarn using Nako's gorgeous yarn. The pattern for this one is simple. I used 3mm hook for this yarn.

Scarf pattern:
Ch 36 and starting from 3rd st from hook, dc, across (34).
Row 1 to end (maker's length desire): ch3, turn work, dc across (34).

Flower pattern:



IBM Research Teams up With Agritech Firm to Boost African Agribusiness with Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IBM Research teams up with U.S.-based agritech firm Hello Tractor to boost the African agriculture industry with blockchain and AI


Aspiring Santas Go to Santa School to Hone Skills Ahead of Christmas Season "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

How many times can you say ho ho ho? Well, Santas training to fill Santa jobs for the Christmas season have lost count. A crash course thats been held since 1976 is underway in Brazil by Claus Productions. The free course, which is led by actor Silvio Ribeiro, helps men and women get gigs for the merry season. The unique course shows aspiring Santas how to do makeup, put on the costume and handle children of all ages. InsideEdition.coms Lisa Voyticki has more.


This Artist Creates the Most Amazing Paper Cranes with Feathery Details "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cristian Marianciuc Icarus Mid Air Paper Cranes Paper Crane Design

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In 2015, paper artist Cristian Marianciuc set an ambitious goal for himself: to complete 1,000 origami cranes in 1,000 days. Since achieving this objective, Marianciuc has continued crafting the cranes, culminating in a growing collection of equally elaborate and increasingly experimental paper sculptures.

Like the pieces he created during his 1,000-day challenge, Marianciucs more recent cranes showcase his eye for detail, creative use of color, and imaginative approach to traditional origami. However, without the pressure of filling a quota or meeting deadlines, he is able to play around with his artistic approach, setting these piece aesthetically apart.

I never stopped folding and decorating new ones. It just wasnt on a daily basis anymore, he tells My Modern Met. With this newly-found lack of time restraints, I focused more on exploring themes as techniques that I had wanted to explore but just didnt have the time to do so. More minute details and unbelievably intricate cuts characterize these newer models, making them his most ambitious creations yet.

While Marianciuc has also divulged that he will soon be starting a mini-series inspired by Japanese folklore, he also assures us that he has no plans of cutting out his crane practice.Im still just as fascinated with the art of origami, its symbolism and history, still as obsessed with flight and wings and feathers, he tells us. I thoroughly enjoy giving myself the time to create at a slower pace, and I am finding that I am able to listen much more closely to my instinct.

You can leaf through Marianciucs paper cranes on Etsy.

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How a StackOverflow account can secure you a seat at the recognised developer table "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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I have never met a developer who hasnt heard of StackOverflow. This is where most of us mere mortals go when we are stuck trying to solve a programming problem. Sometimes the problem is just pure lack of documentation from an open source software we are implementing.

But from my years of experience, what Ive learned is that not all developers know the value of a strong StackOverflow account.

Personal StackOverflow account (top 7% this year)

Above is my personal StackOverflow account. I have given 156 answers and in turn have reached around 2 million developers, putting me on a top 7% of all the users in StackOverflow.

This has not been an easy task, as of todays writing (December 1, 2018) there are around 9.7 million users, 17 million questions and 26 million answers.

If you have tried submitting an answer in StackOverflow, you soon realize it is not a simple taskyou cant just answer random questions with half-cooked solutions. The forum works in a way where people vote for answers that are actually relevant and have helped them with the problem they are working on.

With 9.7 million users, its quite a challenge to ensure that your answer would be of any help to anyone, really. As soon as a question is posted dozens of developers are on the prowl to answer the question in their hopes of getting votes and in turn bolstering their respective profiles. However, this wild west style of answering a question can also be counterproductive, as the users have an option to downvote any answers that are of poor quality.

What are the perks and why bother?

Imagine everyone is applying for a specific company. It doesnt have to be a large and well-known company, it could easily be just an exemplary workplace nearby. Everyone wants to apply there.

Lets say, hypothetically, the company gives out stocks options, is flexible with work arrangements, and office facilities include the infamous pool table, bean bags, and has free food. The typical ideal tech office!

The recruiter searches for your name, and finds that you are top 10% of all the engineers in the StackOverflow forum. As most recruiters today are aware of the online communities like StackOverflow, who do you think will have their foot in the door? Having a strong online presence acts as icing on the cake, and most of the time guarantees you an interview.



109-Year-Old Woman Parties With Harlem Globetrotters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Virginia McLaurin celebrated her 109th birthday in style, by partying with some Harlem Globetrotters and schoolchildren in Washington, D.C. She even got a chance to show off her basketball skills! But the sprightly senior is no stranger to the spotlight. In 2016, she shook a tail feather with Barack and Michelle Obama. She was only 106 then. Virginia reports she feels good on her special day, telling CBS News, I dont have an ache or a pain.


Crypto Exchange OKEx Relists Bitcoin ABC Under Original Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Ticker "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Another major cryptocurrency exchange has announced that they deem recent the recently created Bitcoin ABC to be the true Bitcoin Cash. Hong Kong-based OKEx will relist the digital currency under the original Bitcoin Cash ticker, BCH.

The announcement is the latest example of a large trading venue deciding similarly. Previously, both Winklevoss twins-founded Gemini and Coinbase have expressed support for the Bitcoin ABC chain over the Satoshis Vision side of the fork.

Bitcoin ABC Receives Psychologically Important BCH Ticker at OKEx

According to a report in RTT News, the digital currency exchange OKEx has decided to change the ticker listed for Bitcoin ABC to the original Bitcoin Cash one, BCH. Previously, the major trading venue had the recently created crypto coin listed as BCHABC.

Meanwhile, the opposing side of the November 15 hard fork, known as Bitcoin Satoshis Vision, has also been relisted. Before todays announcement, the exchange referred to this newly created coin as BCHSV. It will now use the simpler ticket, BSV.

In addition to the relistings, OKEx will be suspending spot trading for either side of the original Bitcoin Cash chain. In a statement reported by RTT News, the company said that the remaining balances of the original BCH would be settled, prior to the removal of the asset from accounts. Spot trading for both the new BCH and BSV is expected to resume two hours after it initially goes offline.

Another Important Battle Lost For Bitcoin SV

As the newly crowned largest exchange on the planet by trading volume, OKEx has great influence over the public perception of different digital currencies. NewsBTC reported earlier today that the Hong Kong-based trading venue is one of only four that has managed to retain more than 100,000 active users.

Additionally, OKEx was one of the most active exchanges for Bitcoin Cash trading. This makes the exchanges policy towards both sides of the fork all the more important. With such a...


Get Smart: 7 Content Marketing Mistakes That Make You Look Silly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whether youre new or experienced in content marketing, these are costly mistakes you may be making without realizing it. Do better now. Whether you run a blog, a YouTube channel, information product business, or essay help service, content marketing is one of the most critical aspects of your success. You can create amazing content all []



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Apprentice final thesis: Five Strategies for Battling Anxiety in Children. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My five-year-old daughter recently told a classmate that she wanted to kill herself. Let me repeat that: my five-year old said she wanted to kill herself. Her teacher and other school staff responded quickly. She was immediately taken to the school psychologist to see if she understood what she said and whether she had formulated a plan. []


Leaked Photos Reveal the Olympus OM-D E-M1X "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Olympus reportedly has a mirrorless camera called the E-M1X up its sleeve, and the camera has now been leaked through a set of photos and specs.

43 Rumors received photos of the camera from a reader and confirmed with trusted sources that the images do indeed show the upcoming camera.

As you can see in the photos, the camera features a pro-style form factor with a second vertical grip for shooting in portrait orientation.

The back of the camera features a swiveling screen.

The original photos were apparently leaked on the Micro Four Thirds User Group forums before being picked up by 43 Rumors, and the unedited versions suggest the camera is still relatively compact (based on the hand present in one of them).

The body size will be 144.37146.76575.345mm (5.685.782.97in), according to 43 Rumors.

43 Rumors reports that the camera will feature a 20-megapixel sensor that can capture 18 frames per second during continuous shooting.

Other rumored features include 7.5+ EV stabilization, twice the processing speed of the E-M1 Mark II, adaptive and expandable focal points based on the subject, an 80-megapixel high-res mode at 1/60s, BLH-1 batteries (same as the E-M1 Mark II), and a larger electronic viewfinder.

The camera will reportedly be unveiled in January 2019 with availability starting in February. Stay tuned.


Kid Thinkers Partnered With Grown-Up Experts to Bring Their Inventions to Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

London-based designer, artist, and all-around professional brainstormer Dominic Wilcox is the person behind Little Inventors, a global project that connects kid inventors with grown-up experts to bring childrens ideas to life. Little Inventors took root in 2015, when Wilcox began establishing inventing workshops for children in his native Sunderland in the north of England. Since then, Little Inventors has steadily grown to a global scale. The organization currently hosts over 7,000 youthful ideas on their website, where adults chime in with words of affirmation to champion the original thinking that goes into each project.

Some of the clever concepts designed through the project include Connors customizable space boot, an invention that quite literally allows astronauts to leave their mark on interplanetary explorations, an electronic fruit bowl by Rumaan that sends out alerts when produce is about to expire, and 6-year-old Emilias snake-like robot that takes firefighting into its own hands. The video below shows kid inventors at work, and explains more about the project. You can discover more ideas and access resources for having an inventing session of your own on the Little Inventors website. (via...


How to create a responsive Fixed-Data-Table with React Hooks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hooks on the main board by Rphillip3418.

One of my projects uses a library called Fixed-Data-Table-2 (FDT2), and its great for efficiently rendering tons of rows of data.

Their documentation demonstrates a responsive table that resizes based on the browsers width and height.

I thought itd be cool to share this example using React Hooks.

What are React Hooks?

Theyre functions that give you React features like state and lifecycle hooks without ES6 classes.

Some benefits are

  • isolating stateful logic, making it easier to test
  • sharing stateful logic without render props or higher-order components
  • separating your apps concerns based on logic, not lifecycle hooks
  • avoiding ES6 classes, because theyre quirky, not actually classes, and trip up even experienced JavaScript developers

For more detail see Reacts official Hooks intro.

WARNING: Dont use in production!

At the time of this writing, Hooks are in alpha. Their API can change at any time.

I recommend you experiment, have fun, and use Hooks in your side projects, but not in production code until theyre stable.

The goal

Well be building a responsive Fixed-Data-Table. It wont be too narrow or too wide for our page, itll fit just right!


Here are the GitHub and CodeSandbox links.

git clone
cd Responsive-FDT2-Hooks
npm install

The master branch has the finished project, so checkout the start branch if you wish to follow along.

git checkout start

And run the project.

npm start

The app should be running on localhost:3000. Lets start coding.

Importing table styles

First youll want to import...


Bitwala Begins Offering Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit Card "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitwala Begins Providing Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit Card

Cryptocurrency banking provider Bitwala has started offering its banking service to cryptocurrency users in Germany, starting with 40,000 pre-registered customers. A spokesperson for the company has shared details with about this new service which will soon add support for additional countries and cryptocurrencies.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

New Banking Service for Crypto Users

Bitwala Begins Providing Bank Accounts With Bitcoin Wallet and Debit CardBitwala announced on Wednesday, Dec. 12, that it has started offering banking service to cryptocurrency users. New users along with the 40,000 pre-registered customers will be onboarded one after the other based on their waitlist place, the announcement read.



Bitcoin Price Could Go from Bad to Worse: Bearish Analyst "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The most potential use case of bitcoin today is the store of value. But an analyst thinks otherwise. Stephen Innes, head of Asia Pacific trading at Oanda, a New York-based forex firm, believes that the worlds leading digital currency is due for another drop because it hasnt provided the world a significant use-case yet. The Bitcoin

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An introduction to high-dimensional hyper-parameter tuning "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Best practices for optimizing ML models

If you ever struggled with tuning Machine Learning (ML) models, you are reading the right piece.

Hyper-parameter tuning refers to the problem of finding an optimal set of parameter values for a learning algorithm.

Usually, the process of choosing these values is a time-consuming task.

Even for simple algorithms like Linear Regression, finding the best set for the hyper-parameters can be tough. With Deep Learning, things get even worse.

Some of the parameters to tune when optimizing neural nets (NNs) include:

  • learning rate
  • momentum
  • regularization
  • dropout probability
  • batch norm warm-up

In this short piece, we talk about the best practices for optimizing ML models. These practices come in hand mainly when the number of parameters to tune exceeds two or three.

The problem with Grid Search

Grid Search is usually a good choice when we have a small number of parameters to optimize. For two or even three different parameters, it might be the way to go.

For each hyper-parameter, we define a set of candidate values to explore.

Then, the idea is to exhaustively try every possible combination of the values of the individual parameters.

For each combination, we train and evaluate a different model.

In the end, we keep the one with the smallest generalization error.

The main problem with Grid Search is that it is an exponential time algorithm. Its cost grows exponentially with the number of parameters.

In other words, if we need to optimize p parameters and each one takes at most v values, it runs in O(v) time.

Also, Grid Search is not as effective in exploring the hyper-parameter space as we may think.

Take a look at the code above again. Using this setup, we are going to train a total of 256 different models. Note that if we decide to add one more parameter, the number of experiments would increase to 1024.

However, this setup only explores four different values for each hyper-parameter. That is it, we train 256 models to only explore four values of the learning rate, regularization, and so on.

Besides, Grid Search usually requi...


Ethereums Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Geth has locked ethereum's upcoming Constantinople hard fork into its latest code release.


The Deep State Wants Your Guns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Jos Nio at the Mises Institute

James Bovard notes the threat to private gun ownership posed by the deep state, the officials who secretly wield power permanently in Washington, often in federal agencies with vast sway and little accountability.

While such laws were made by elected officials, it is unelected bureaucrats who are largely left in charge of enforcement, and that can cause big problems for gun owners. Just before press time for this issue, it was reported that a California farmer who was simply trying to meet the states ever-changing restrictive gun laws by registering his rifle is being charged with 12 felonies after the state DOJ determined his AR-15 to be illegally modified.

Questionable Federal Background Checks

Bovards observations should not come as a surprise. As government agencies unlike lawmakers are able to directly access databases that relate to gun ownership, the agencies themselves are often in a position to abuse this information. These databases are under the control of gigantic bureaucracies like FBI that face little to no accountability from voters.

The National Instant Background Check System (NICS) is the pillar of all background check systems for firearms purchases and was a part of the 1994 Brady Act. Any time a prospective gun owner wants to buy a gun from a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL), they must go through a background check. Under this system, the FBI looks at certain factors such as criminal history and mental health to determine if an individual presents too much of a risk to own a firearm.

Although NICS is marketed as a speedy background check system, it comes with its own set of problems. NICS has gained notoriety for producing false positives. In other words, law-abiding citizens are mixed and matched with criminals who h...


Hydraulic Press vs Adamantium Claws "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


To help promote the release of LOGAN last year, 20th Century Fox teamed up with the Hydraulic Press Channel to create this entertaining spot.




Only 4 Crypto Exchanges Have 100,000+ Active Users "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With crypto still being years away from being widely adopted by the mainstream public, most of the markets activity is driven by speculators and traders seeking to leverage the wild price swings and volatility in order to turn a profit.

However, new research data shows that the actual active users on top cryptocurrency exchanges is extremely low, with only four of the most active exchanges having over 100,000 active users.

Coinbase, Binance, Huobi, and OKEx: Over 100,000 Active Users

According to the November 2018 research report from the Blockchain Transparency Institute, only four of the top crypto exchanges can claim having over 100,000 active daily users.

The four exchanges with over 100,000 active daily users includes to little surprise San Francisco-based Coinbase, Changpeng Zhao-led Binance, Hong Kong-based OKEx, and Singapore-based Huobi.

Related Reading | Binance Boss Predicts Crypto Bull Run By Years End

Of the four exchanges, Coinbase leads the pack with 422,000 daily active users, with Binance trailing behind in second place with 313,000 daily active users. OKEx and Huobi barely made it over 100,000 daily active users, with 105,000 and 101,000 respectively.

Out of the 68 crypto exchanges included in the Blockchain Transparency Institutes report, the average daily active users across all exchanges is a mere 27,000 users. On the absolute lowest end of the spectrum, Bisq, Coinrail, Kyber Network dont even have 1,000 active daily users, topping out at 394, 573, and 874 users.

Coinbase: Highest Active Users, Very Little Transaction Volume

Coinbase coming out on top should be a surprise to no one, as the company has become the most recognizable name in crypto especially to retail investors that primarily used Coinbases iOS app to purchase c...


New arrivals of XMRE PIZZA Slice with Pepperoni "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Pizza lovers rejoice! Now you can have your favorite food on the go anytime, anywhere! This pepperoni pizza is fully cooked, with lots of cheese and pepperoni. It has a shelf life of 36 months!

New arrivals of XMRE PIZZA Slice with Pepperoni


Homemade Christmas/Holiday gifts/crafts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

October was Crafts and Hobbies that would be useful post-SHTF. Well Christmas is around the corner and it is time of giving. Below is an article that has links to crafts, how to's and things that can be given as gifts but also enhance you skills in making your own.......

Montana Homesteader did a fabulous job collecting these links
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Homemade Christmas/Holiday gifts/crafts


Highlights from Chrome Dev Summit 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you heard of Google Chrome Dev Summit? If you havent heard of it and the awesome cool things Chrome engineers have been working on lately, this article is for you.

Im a front-end engineer working on an application that serves millions of users. I also use Chrome Dev Tools every day to debug and monitor performance. So I found it imperative to learn about the tools and technologies that will help me optimize my applications and contribute to building a better web. Debugging and optimizations become easier when you are aware of the tools to take advantage of, and metrics to look out for.

Chrome Dev Summit offered me the opportunity to hear about updates on these tools and technologies, and showed me avenues to contribute toward making these tools better. I learned a lot from Chrome engineers during the summit, and I would like you to benefit from that knowledge so we can build an awesome web experience together.

Chrome Dev Summit is an opportunity for Google Chrome engineers and leading web developers to celebrate the web platform, provide updates on their latest work, and get feedback from the community.

This year, developers from across the globe converged at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California for a two-day (12th and 13th November) exploration of modern web experiences. It was celebrated in style as Chrome engineers mark the 10-year anniversary of shipping Google Chrome, the most used web browser.

The event focused on what it means to build a fast, high-quality web experience using modern web technologies and best practices, as well as looking at new and exciting capabilities coming to the web platform. The major highlights are summarized below.

Performance Budgets

An increasing number of features in web applications today are also being accessed using low-end devices on high latency networks. Because of this, JavaScript becomes expensive thereby requiring performance budgeting.

A Performance Budget is a framework that allows you to determine what changes represent progress and what changes represent regression, taking into account a set of shared metrics and budgets for each made actionable

However, we need to have metrics in place to measure before we can improve on them, as it is impossible to measure what we do not track. When we care about exceptional user experience irrespective of device or network conditions,...


Photographers Visit 200+ Sick Kids in Hospitals for Magical Christmas Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

To bring some Christmas cheer to sick children stuck in hospitals, the Christmas Wish Project recently assembled 100 volunteers in 10 cities across 4 countries for an ambitious portrait project. The photographers made magical Christmas portraits for over 200+ kids and their families.

Put on by the volunteer organization The Heart Project, which was co-founded by Australian photographer Karen Alsop from Story Art, the Christmas Wish Project is now in its third year. This years effort spanned Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

The volunteer photographers and creatives set up green screens in each hospital and had children pose for portraits. The crew then turned those portraits into Christmas scenes with Santa.

Here are some before-and-after views:

The Heart Project Edit by Lisa Carney The Heart Project Tyler from Adelaide Edited by the Christmas Wish team ...


DAY 1: Keep Birth Wild! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We're so excited to kick-off the 12 Days of Indie Birth by announcing our newest addition to our line of Indie Birth apparel: the Keep Birth Wild t-shirt and sweatshirt!. We're honored to feature the hand drawn creation of Maureen Walrath. This is a featured item in our shop and will only be available for...

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DIY Bergamot, Ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar Tea Tonic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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By Dr. Mercola Ginger water, apple cider vinegar and bergamot oil are all known for their health benefits, so what could be better than combining them all into a tasty tea tonic that can be consumed hot or cold? A simple recipe to try is as follows: Health-Boosting Ginger, Bergamot and Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic []

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Spotify Free User Names Get in the Zone Autozone as Best Song of 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

TUCSON, Ariz. Local music critic and Spotify free user Jill Nesbitt named Get in the Zone Autozone as the best song of 2018 on her first year-end list since using the streaming service, sources close to the frugal woman confirmed.

When I first heard the song, I just thought it was really annoying, said Nesbitt, who surprised even herself crowning the four-second song as the best of 2018. But after I heard it roughly 2,360 times, it started to grow on me when I caught myself singing along, I realized it was really just a perfect pop song: short, simple, catchy, and empowering.

I will get in the zone, added Nesbitt. I do it all the time. And once Im there, I never want to leave.

Despite the honor, the people behind the song seemed unaffected.

Yeah, our commercials have always been a big part of our business. So I guess its pretty cool someone enjoyed the jingle, said Autozone communications liaison Curtis Warren. But, hey while youre here, can I tell you about our winter tire sale? Buy three tires and get the fourth free! Any brand, any size.

They also come with a six year warranty, and can handle whatever conditions Mother Nature throws at them, added Warren.

Unfortunately, Leora Englehardt, the songwriter behind highly rated Get in the Zone Autozone jingle, also seemed underwhelmed by the distinction.

Dont get me wrong: I appreciate any and all forms of support, said Englehardt. But that song took me about four minutes to write. I spent the past three years working on a solo album I released this year, but nobody seems to give a shit. Couldnt she pick a song off of that to at least make her top 10? Feel free to pass my name along to her so she can check it out.

Following the announcement, Nesbitt teased the release of her Best Films of 2018 list. While the author has proven her capacity for a shocking upset, most expect the Peloton commercials from Hulu to nab the top prize.

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The Most Valuable Items For Barter After The Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We had previously polled our Modern Survival Blog readers to input their own thoughts on items for barter after SHTF collapse. Nearly 9,000 votes later from nearly 500 readers, I captured the barter list and Im re-posting them here for your information.   The perceived value of any one thing at the Trading Post is of course entirely subjective or relevant to what someone else might actually need at the moment. Additionally, the specifics of SHTF or the extent of collapse, how far into the collapse, etc., will bear weight upon the needs. That said, we had to start somewhere,

Original source: The Most Valuable Items For Barter After The Collapse


NYT: Rockefeller University Hospital knew their doctor was sexually abusing child patients for years "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In September, Rockefeller University Hospital, a prominent New York research institution, sent out letters to former patients of Dr. Reginald Archibald, an endocrinologist, asking about their contact with him. You see, for almost 30 years, parents would seek him and his clinic out when their children didnt grow. However, it seems now that besides treating []

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This dad offered to help his teenage son learn to shave and was brutally owned "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over on Reddit a chap called AdamNRG shared the heartwarming tale of when he offered to teach his stepson a thing or two about shaving.

He noticed that his razor had been left on the floor and put two and two together. Anyway, lets hear the story from the man himself.

Nicely done, and beautifully told.


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Daily Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  Galatians 4:4-5 (KJV)


Syria was the Spark that Lit the World on Fire. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Social media made the atrocities suffered by Syrians readily accessible to anyone who cared to see. And as videos of prison torture and staged beheadings became the new norm, apocalyptic visions of the


Its now or never: Trump faces a moment of truth on his border wall "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Is this the Proverbial "Final Nail " for Trump both Parties had had enough of his tantrums and tweets. He's no longer Portrayed as a president, He's now acting more like a Dictator.  America won't have it.

Since the day he announced his White House candidacy, President Trump has wielded calls for a border wall as a political cudgel, a bargaining chip and a rallying cry a tangible symbol, if completed, of his nationalist aim to Make America Great Again.

Now, with time running out to build it, the wall is threatening to become something else for Trump a drag on his presidency.
Trumps increasing desperation to deliver on his core campaign promise played out publicly Tuesday during a remarkable televised Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders during which the president threatened to shut down the federal government this month if he fails to secure at least $5 billion for the project.

The performance stunned a Beltway political class that has grown accustomed to Trumps daily bouts of showmanship. Once content to blame Democrats for standing in his way, Trump grew visibly exasperated during the contentious 17-minute debate with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and declared that he would accept full responsibility for the fallout.
I will take the mantle, Trump said. I will be the one to shut it down. Im not going to blame you for it.

For Trump, who once boasted he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose supporters, the fight over the wall has reached a moment of truth as he confronts the reality that, with Democrats poised to control the House in January, this could be his last chance to make good on a promise that has become an existential part of his presidency.
Having already dropped his public vows to make Mexico pay for the wall and issued false claims that parts of the project are well underway, Trump is facing mounting pressure from his conservative base to score a visible win ahead of his 2020 reelection campaign.

Its now or never, said RJ Hauman, government relations director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which supports the wall. It would be a failure if Trump didnt dig in his heels to deliver on his signature campaign promise.
Other influential voices were more blunt. Commentator Ann Coulter, a onetime Trump supporter who broke with him over the lack of progress on the wall, wrote on Twitter that the president holds all the cards in the negotiations but put the odds at 50-50 that he would c...


Canadian City of Calgary Launches Local Digital Currency for Intracity Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Canadian city of Calgary creates Calgary dollar, allows holders to pay for local goods and services


Healthfood Store Elderberry Syrup and Gummies. Worth the Price? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

healthfood store elderberry syrup and gummiesWhen cooler weather arrives, you know that its that time of year once again. Coughs, cold and flu start flying around faster than in-laws and second cousins for family reunions and holiday remembrances. You know what else is flying? Bottles of elderberry syrup, gummies, and related products off healthfood store shelves.

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Southeastern Trains thought it would be a good idea to ask its customers this. It wasnt, it really wasnt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres the good people of Southeastern Trains with a cunning social media wheeze for the festive period.

Can you guess what happened next? You probably can, and very entertaining it was too.







JavaScript Inheritance and the Prototype Chain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is designed to be read after you read JavaScript Private and Public Class Fields.

If you prefer to watch a video instead,

Previously we learned how to create an Animal class both in ES5 as well as in ES6. We also learned how to share methods across those classes using JavaScripts prototype. To review, heres the code we saw in an earlier post.

// ES5
function Animal (name, energy) { = name = energy
} = function (amount) {
console.log(`${} is eating.`) += amount
Animal.prototype.sleep = function (length) {
console.log(`${} is sleeping.`) += length
} = function (length) {
console.log(`${} is playing.`) -= length
const leo = new Animal('Leo', 7)
// ES6
class Animal {
constructor(name, energy) { = name = energy
eat(amount) {
console.log(`${} is eating.`) += amount
sleep() {
console.log(`${} is sleeping.`) += length
play() {
console.log(`${} is playing.`) -= length
const leo = new Animal('Leo', 7)

Now lets say we wanted to start making individual classes for specific animals. For example, what if we wanted to start making a bunch of dog instances. What properties and methods will these dogs have?

Well, similar to our Animal class, we could give each dog a name, an energy level, and the ability to eat, sleep, and play. Unique to our Dog class, we could also give them a breed property as well as the ability to bark. In ES5, our Dog class could look something like this

function Dog (name, energy, breed) { = name = energy
this.breed = breed
} = function (amount) {
console.log(`${} is eating.`) += amount
Dog.prototype.sleep = function (length)...


Germanys Second-Largest Stock Exchange and SolarisBank Partner to Launch Crypto Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A crypto exchange will be launched in the first half of 2019 due to the collaboration between SolarisBank and the Stuttgart Exchange Group


Funny Photos of Miserable Men Who Just Want the Shopping Trip to Be Over "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A post shared by Miserable Men (@miserable_men) on Jan 28, 2018 at 11:11pm PST

If you loathe the stale air and artificial light of mall stores and big-box retailers, know that you are far from alone. For many years, the hilariously relatable Instagram Miserable Men has documented the plight of guys who made the mistake of accompanying their partners on a shopping excursion. They seek the refuge of chairs, benches, or anything else that they can lean onor better yet, sleep on.

Some of the men featured on the Instagram look as annoyed as they are bored. But others see it as a valuable opportunity to make lemons into lemonade. They settle into their seat and start scrolling on their phone, probably catching up on their favorite streaming shows. Or, the more brazen of the bunch choose to take a nap. These particular guys will sprawl out on public benches or snooze in the shoe...


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If you have been part of the online paper community for any length of time, chances are good that you've come across Helen Hiebert, paper maker, artist, author, and so much more. She is known for...

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Media Companies Cant Just Steal Your Social Media Photos: Judge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With the explosion of social media and photo sharing, personal pictures commonly go viral and make their way onto major news websites, sometimes without the photographers permission. But a judge has just ruled that media companies cant simply steal social media photos whenever they see fit.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the whole case started back in on June 10th, 2017, when President Donald Trump crashed a wedding taking place at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Deutsche Bank VP Jonathan Otto was in attendance, and he snapped photos of the scene with his iPhone.

The photo by Jonathan Otto at the center of the copyright infringement lawsuit.

He then sent one of them to another wedding guest, who sent it to others, and eventually it was posted by a relative of the bride to Instagram, where it was discovered by the media.

From there, the photo went viral the next day, appearing on websites ranging from CNN and The Washington Post to The Daily Mail and TMZ all without Ottos permission.


Allianz Global Investors CEO Says Crypto Assets Should Be Outlawed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The CEO of Allianz Global Investors, an investment management firm with $595 billion in assets under management, has called for crypto assets to be outlawed


2471, Huge Court Win for Project Veritas, 2471 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. Good evening, Im still reporting on: Huge Court Win for Project Veritas, 2471 Synopsis: A huge court victory for Project Veritas. A federal appeals court in Massachusetts has ruled that it is not illegal for Americans to secretly record their public officials, including police while they are performing their duties as government employees. According to U.S. District Chief Judge Patti B. Staris a Massachusetts law banning so-called one-person recordings where only the person doing the recording knows the recording is being made violates First Amendment rights of news-gathering organizations when it comes to government employees performing their government duties. According to this evenings Washington Times, Judge Staris: ruled in favor of two sets of plaintiffs, one of which regularly livestreamed video of police officers performing their duties, and the other James OKeefe, whose Project Veritas specializes in catching public polcy figures saying embarrassing things. OKeefe called the ruling groundbreaking. The impact of this win will ripple throughout the nation. It will set historical precedent and keep citizen journalism alive in all fifty states. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: - Patriot Flashlight, Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current...


The Benefits Conundrum "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am taking a different route this week and writing about something very personal. This post may be more therapeutic for me than anything else.  This is a subject I have been thinking about a lot lately since I started my new job. As a person with a disability in the United States, and meeting []


This multi-drop delivery driver wins job ad of the week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spotted by Redditor PostmanRoy in a local recruitment office.

Spotted this gem in the window of the local recruitment agency

And just in case thats tricky to read

This role would suit a retired but active person, white hair and beard preferable. DBS checked. Experience of animal husbandry required specifically with reindeer.

Full/clean sleigh driving licence a must. Must be available 24th December for night shift. Must have valid passport for international travel. Uniform provided.

Salary mince pies and sherry

Nicely done by all concerned. Surprised it doesnt mention elf and safety, though.


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House Dems talking more about impeaching Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 Well, that's just a damn shame. hate to see you go orange man

House Democrats are talking more about impeachment following a new round of allegations against President Trump, but they make clear that the time is not right at least not yet.

While Democratic leaders say they want to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, they will likely come under enormous pressure from the left to move forward with impeachment proceedings at some point in 2019.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the likely incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called the allegations from New York prosecutors that Trump directed illegal campaign payments to silence two women an "impeachable offense." The New York Democrat, however, questioned whether it was worth removing a president from office over just that.

Rep. David Cicilline (R.I.), who was recently elected to lead the Democratic policy and messaging arm, said, "Friday's revelations I think give you a sense that we might ultimately head that way," though he quickly added, "We just don't know yet."

And Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), the vocal vice-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said "the mountain [of evidence] is building" against Trump, but cautioned that Democrats need to wait for the report from Mueller before making any final decisions.

The new batch of court documents from Mueller and New York prosecutors underscore how the legal and political stakes have gotten even higher for the president as Democrats itching to investigate Trump are poised to take over the House next year.

"There's no doubt that when you have a president ... associated with the violation of the law, that you have a new ballgame," Jackson Lee told The Hill.
"But I think impeachment is a political process," she added. "That means that the American people as well have to feel that the integrity of the White House has been damaged."

Democratic leaders have repeatedly sought to tamp down impeachment talk in their animated caucus, especially before the midterms, when there was concern that premature discussions about ousting Trump could energize the president's base and be seen as partisan overreach.

But impeachment chatter moved front and center once again at the end of last week. Federal prosecutors in New York said Trump directed Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, to pay off two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump to prevent negat...


Razer Wants Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency Using their Idle GPUs But You Probably Shouldnt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gamers invest considerable sums in the GPU chips that power their computers. However, even the most hardcore Fortnite player will leave his or her gaming rig on idle for a significant chunk of each day while they go to work, attend school, or at the very least sleep. Hardware manufacturer Razer says that

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End of the Year Round-Up 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


By Shravan Goli, Chief Product Officer, Coursera

In a world where 50% of the jobs are at the risk of automation, and more than 300M people entering the workforce in the next 10 years, Courseras goal is to provide learners with access to high-quality content and skills that enable them to make a smooth transition into whatever is next whether its to learn something new, bone up on the skills for a new job or to enter a new industry altogether.

As a part of that mission, we added 675 new courses to the platform this year, giving our 37 million learners access to more than 3,100 courses and, 300+ Specializations. In 2018, we also doubled down on the number of degrees available on Coursera, giving learners a re-imagined degree experience that is highly flexible and scalable, including the launch of our first ever Bachelors degree. Our work with industry partners reached new heights, from collaborations with Google on the IT Support Professional Certificate, a program designed to help anyone become an IT support specialist in less than a year, to partnering with Amazon Web Services to close the IT skills gap.

With all of the advancement and change that weve seen across industries and job functions in 2018, we took a look back at the most popular skills and courses that our learners are seeking. This mix of courses represents the diversity of our learners. Some come to Coursera seeking career advancement, some life enhancement, others just have a passion for learning about the next big thing. Were excited to continue providing the highest quality education from the best institutions and companies around the world to our enthusiastic learners in 2019 and beyond!



Here are the skills youll need in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The future of work conversation, catalyzed by the rapid advancement of technologies like machine learning and blockchain, and demand for skills in these areas, has dominated headlines in 2018. Rightfully so, these areas are seeing enormous demand from our 37 million global learners. Upon examination of our learner data, a few interesting trends are emerging. As we look to the year ahead, its important to pause and reflect on key skills that are in demand heading into next year.

Artificial Intelligence  

Today, 72% of CEOs regard AI competencies as the most important asset of a company. In turn, the demand for talent with advanced AI skills like machine learning and deep learning continues to increase. But as more engineers gain this technical knowledge, a new skills gap is forming. Now, were seeing demand from non-technical company leaders across industries to understand how to they can align their long-term business strategies with todays AI capabilities. This foundational knowledge will only become more important to executives next year, as AI continues to dominate business plans around the globe. We predict Andrews latest, AI for Everyone, designed with this challenge top of mind, will join deep technical AI knowledge on next years list.

Data Science

As web and mobile platforms remain ubiquitous, data science persists as a lucrative skill set across industries. McKinsey forecasts that in the coming year, the U.S. will experience a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who can use big data to make effective decisions. A key lever to accessing those roles is understanding Python as it relates to data science. Predicted to be one of the fastest growing programming languages of 2019, Python is critical for both traditional data roles as well as computer and data science-related jobs in emerging technology sectors like cryptocurrency...


Chlamydia A Stealth Pathogen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many of us have heard about Chlamydia as a very common STD, but few are aware that Chlamydia comes in


10 Uncommon Ways To Generate Electricity For Your Homestead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Did you know that there are some very simple ways to generate electricity that wont cost a fortune?

All you have to do is to keep to the basics of using something that spins a magnet to induce a flow of electrons through a metal coil.

In fact, if you focus on smaller scale designs and look around your home, you wont believe how many junk items you have on hand that can easily generate 12 volts of electricity with just a little bit of modification.

If you build one system at a time and harness them together, you are able to power an entire household.

Have a look at 10 gadgets you have laying around right now that can be put to good use generating electricity!

10 Uncommon Ways To Generate Electricity For Your Homestead


Since CDs are light weight and durable, they can act as a basis for spinning magnets in many different systems. 

Here are just a few to consider:

  • CDs can be used to make Tesla Turbines that run on the flow of air or water. Just add magnets to either side of the turbine and make sure you have coils nearby that will produce electricity.
  • CDs are also easy to cut into a number of shapes. They can be used to make small fan blades that will turn small motors into wind turbines.
  • While you are looking at wind power systems, there are many new vertical blade, shell, and bladeless designs that are very efficient and will also work well for turning small motors. Since CDs are made from plastic, you can easily heat up parts of them to bend into different shapes as well as cut them into any form that you need. Whether you need to combine several CDs or use just one to complete your blade design, you will be starting with a flat, durable piece o...


This mans story of a cat that got stuck in his car engine is the heart-warming tale we all need right now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In non-Brexit news hurrah! this doctors story of a cat that got stuck in his car engine went viral because its a pretty remarkable read.



China: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Use Blockchain for Electronic Tax Invoices "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chinese tech giant Tencent has opened its payment platform on WeChat for electronic blockchain invoices Shenzhen, Guangdong Province


Why is this short FAN video so popular? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over 126,000 people have viewed a new Fluoride Action Network video posted only a month ago and the view count continues to rise. Others in the same series only managed 4-7,000 hits. Below, we ask why this particular video is so popular, and how we might reproduce that popularity with other videos.

But first, here is an update on our annual fundraiser.  Yesterday, we received $286 from 3 donors, bringing our grand total to $72,914 from 132 supporters. To help us move a little faster to our mini-goal of $100,000 by Christmas Eve, the next $1000 donated will be doubled by one of long-term supporters.

Thank you to everyone who has already donated towards our 2019 campaign and we are hoping that more of you will join in today to increase both the $ total and also the number of donors.

Please note that we have another challenge pledge in place which will give us $200 when we reach 200 donors, $300 when we reach 300 donors and so on right up to 1000 donors!

How to make a tax-deductible donation to FAN:

  • Online at our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:

    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104 Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905

*Please note that some corporations match tax deductible donations made by their employees to some non-profits. We qualify for this. This is the information to provide your corporation finance people: FAN is a project of the American Environmental Health Studies Project, Inc, registered in Tennessee.

Why is this Short FAN Video so Popular?

In 2018, the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) created a new video series entitled Fluoride Fundamentals to provide the public and decision-makers with a basic understanding of fluoride, to dispel myths surrounding fluoridation, and answer common questions. The videos are short, engaging, science-focused, and meant to be shared far and wide, which is exactly what happened with all of them, and one in particular.

Our most recent video, Fluoride Fundamentals #4: Sources of Fluoride has been viewed over 125,500 times on Facebook, and an additional 500 times on YouTube (shared on Twitter and in bulletins).  Combined views for our four videos in the series are nearing 150,000 in just a few short months since their creation.



Childhood Bipolar Disorder, Deconstructed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


All psychiatric diagnoses are suspect, insofar as they are descriptive and not explanatory. To say that an adult is having a manic episode is simply to provide a name for certain observable behaviors: for instance, that she is running naked down the corridors of her apartment building or staying up all night, night after night, to paint and repaint the walls of her bedroom.

That this particular naming makes sense is even less true for the mania that is supposedly a part of juvenile or pediatric bipolar disorder. There, all we might be seeing in the above behavior is an ordinary two-year-old rushing from activity to activitypractically a defining feature of being two years old. To call that behavior a symptom of the mental disorder of juvenile bipolar disorder is neither logical nor legitimate.

Have you ever been around a two-year-old? Dont they sometimes melt down and have ferocious tantrums? Dont they sometimes suffer from excesses of energy? Cant they sometimes become inconsolably sad? Arent they sometimes willful and defiant? Yet all of these states and behaviors, as completely normal and ordinary as they are, are now deemed symptoms of the mental disorder of juvenile bipolar disorder. Does this make sense?

As Stuart Kaplan, author of Your Child Does Not Have Bipolar Disorder, explained in an essay in Newsweek:

I have been a child psychiatrist for nearly five decades and have seen diagnostic fads come and go. But I have never witnessed anything like the tidal wave of unwarranted enthusiasm for the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children that now engulfs the public and the profession. Before 1995, bipolar disorder, once known as manic-depressive illness, was rarely diagnosed in children. Today, nearly one-third of all children and adolescents discharged from child psychiatric hospitals are diagnosed with the disorder and medicated accordingly. The rise of outpatient office visits for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder increased 40-fold from 20,000 in 199495 to 800,000 in 200203. A Harvard child-psychiatry group led by Dr. Joseph Biederman, a prominent supporter of the diagnosis, recently insisted, Juvenile bipolar disorder is a serious illness that is estimated to affect approxim...


What is Holding Coinbase Back From Integrating Ripple (XRP) Into its Exchange? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On December 7, Coinbase, a leading crypto-to-fiat exchange, announced it is exploring 31 crypto assets to integrate into its exchange. One of the cryptocurrencies the exchange has been looking into is Ripple (XRP), the second most valuable asset in the cryptocurrency market with a market valuation of over $12 billion. Although Coinbase expressed its intent

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Zoo Elephant Loses Her Entire Family And Now Her Best Friend Too "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lammie the elephant has lost everyone she knows her parents, her brothers and now her longtime partner, Kinkel. Not surprisingly, she is devastated.

Johannesburg Zoo, where Lammie has lived for the entire 39 years of her life, believes it can help Lammie by getting another captive elephant to be her friend. Yet animal welfare advocates believe this could do more harm than good for both Lammie and the newcomer.

Credit: HSI

While Lammie has only known life at Johannesburg Zoo, her parents, Jumbo and Dolly, lived in the wild until they were captured and brought to the zoo in the 1970s. They had four babies together, including Lammie and her two younger brothers, Umfaan and Johnti, as well as a stillborn calf.

In 1990, Umfaan was sold to a facility in Johannesburg when he was 6 years old its not clear if hes still alive. Johnti was sold that same year to Peaugres Zoo in France. He was only 18 months old at the time, and he died six months after his arrival at the zoo from an unknown cause.

Credit: HSI

A decade later, Jumbo and Dolly died, too. In 1999, Jumbo passed away from an infection and enteritis, and Dolly was euthanized the following year after Lammie accidentally fell on her during a medical procedure, causing Dolly to dislocate her knee, Humane Society International (HSI).

Audrey Delsink, executive director of HSI/Africa believes that Lammie would have deeply mourned the loss of each family member.

Elephants are social and sentient beings, and studies have demonstrated that wild elephants demonstrate behaviors associated with grief, self-awareness and compassion, Delsink told The Dodo. Thus, it is not unreasonable to state that Lammie has likely suffered significant grief.



US government accused of 'stashing ALIEN ORGANS' at secret location by 'Area 51 worker' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

THE US government is running tests on the remains of aliens, according to outrageous claims from a man who says he worked at the top-secret Area 51 base..




Five people were killed and several others injured as a gunman opened fire during a mass at a Catholic cathedral in Campinas outside of Brazils most populated city, Sao Paulo. The perpetrator then turned the gun on himself.


The man, who was reportedly armed with two guns, made his way into the place of worship on Tuesday.

He opened fire indiscriminately at churchgoers, killing four of them and injuring nine others, the police said.The attacker then used his own gun to commit suicide in front of the altar, local media reported.


Homem Entra Em missa na Catedral de Campinas, dispara diversas vezes e em seguida se Mata.

Informaes Preliminares de 5 vtimas fatais.

Corpo de Bombeiros e a Polcia Militar foram acionados pro local.



Migrants Demand Trump Let Them Cross The Border, Or Pay Them $50K Each To Go Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new report has said that two groups of Central American migrants marched to the United States Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands. One group delivered an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, the report said.

According to Fox News, the first group of caravan members, that included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen by the migrants as a group. It may seem like a lot of money to you, Ulloa told the San Diego Union-Tribune. But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras. Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the newspaper further reported.

A letter from the group criticized U.S. intervention in Central America and asked the U.S. government to remove Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office. So basically, the migrants are complaining about U.S. intervention while demanding the U.S. intervene and remove their president from power. Fascinating.

They gave the consulate 72 hours to respond to their outrageous and hypocritical demands. A letter from the second group of about 50 migrants arrived at the consulate around 1:20 p.m. asking the U.S. to speed up the asylum process and to admit up to 300 asylum seekers each day at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Currently, around 40 to 100 are being admitted.

In the meantime, families, women, and children who have fled our countries continue to suffer and the civil society of Tijuana continue to be forced to confront this humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis caused in great part by decades of U.S. intervention in Central America, the letter states.



Drinking Golden Milk for Inflammation & Deep, Restful Sleep. {Recipe} "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Golden milk, also known as turmeric milk, or haldi doodh, is used to rebuild depleted ojas, which is good for the spine, lubricates the joints, and breaks up calcium deposits that disrupts the bodys normal processes.


Goddamn Lets Play Has Talking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa   A YouTube Lets Play video of Hollow Knight, being used for the purposes of consultation and education, was revealed to feature a running audio commentary from its author, a detail that the viewer in question described as really fucking annoying.

Hey guys! Welcome to part six of my Hollow Knight walkthrough! began YouTuber user Drawn_this_Way, shortly before the video was muted. Look at these bugs in this game. I feel like Im in a New York City apartment. Oh shit, am I like gonna have to fight this guy? He looks like a butt bug.

YouTube viewer Vic Fredfield was reportedly disappointed to learn that the video he had selected arbitrarily from the field of search results not only wasnt the intended chapter of gameplay he had been seeking guidance on, but also featured a man seemingly devoid of any actual sense of humor doing a series of voices and noises.

I was trying to figure out where I had lost my way, so I found a video with a lot of views, said Fredfield. And I was pretty bummed to realize it was one with talking. Are people watching this tit for his commentary? And if they are, why does he stop for minutes at a time when hes stuck on something? This game has a wonderful soundtrack, why do I have to listen to this nerd bend over backwards on top of it?

Finding similar predicaments with several other walkthroughs uploaded by different YouTube users, Fredfield eventually returned the first video he had found.

Every goddamn one of these has talking, he reported. So whatever. At least this guy has his mic settings figured out. Ill just mute it and try to find the video that shows the part Im at.

The popular YouTube content creator received the news of his audio dismissal with hurt feelings and a plea for his alienated audience member.

He muted me? Aw man! said Drawn_this_Way, upon being informed. Are you still in touch with him? Would you ask him to like and subscribe please?

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Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies to Curb Money Laundering

The Netherlands is seeking to regulate cryptocurrency companies, supposedly in a bid to prevent money laundering and alleged terrorist financing. All virtual currency businesses will now be required to obtain an operating license from De Nederlandsche Bank, the countrys central bank, under draft legislation designed to prevent crypto assets such as BTC from being used for criminal activities.

Also read: British Lawmaker Proposes Tax and Utility Bill Payments in Bitcoin

Know Your Customer for Crypto Companies

Bitcoins disruptive nature has often landed it in the crosshairs of a controlling global regulatory system, which is steeped in tradition. The decentralized and censorship-resistant cryptocurrency has been accused of many crimes, including being used by criminals to launder money, evade tax and fund terrorist activities throughout the world.



5 Ways to Take CBD and When Each is Most Beneficial "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Sofia Adamson

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the critical non-psychoactive, therapeutic chemical thats present in strains of the hemp and cannabis plants. The compound is a cannabinoid, one of more than 100 rare substances that engage with the human bodys endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system plays an important role in regulating our physical and emotional wellbeing, as cannabinoid scientists have demonstrated since the late 20th century.

While there is still a way to go before doctors fully embrace and prescribe CBD to patients, hemp-derived products are already available in the United States and elsewhere. Moreover, they are quickly becoming popular due to their effectiveness. As the CBD industry evolves, manufacturers are eager to bring innovative and exciting products to market and capitalize on CBDs array of health benefits.

Below well review some of the most popular ways to take CBD. Well also detail when each consumption method may be most appropriate and the conditions it may address.

1. CBD vape oil and e-liquid

Vaporizing, or  vaping for short, has taken off over the past few years because studies have shown that it is much safer to vape than smoke. However, the following information is also applicable to those who prefer to smoke their CBD-rich hemp flower in an old-school joint or pipe.

The primary advantage of vaporizing CBD is that it offers the ultimate speed of delivery. Within seconds of taking your fir...


EU Bans Criticism of the Invasion, 2469 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Christmas Specials at: Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: EU Bans Criticism of the Invasion, 2469 Synopsis: Well, if the good old European Union has its way, this channel may soon be banned in all nations of the EU except Hungary. Because Hungary is the only nation so far among the 28 member nations of the European Union which has announced that it will not sign a new Migration agreement at an international Congress in Maraset, Morocco on Dec. 10-11th called the Global Compact on Migration. Although the Compact calls for only voluntary compliance. It advertises itself as setting a framework for legislation for all nations that would ban yes, make illegal any criticism of mass migration including by members of the press. This new EU Compact calls mass migration an international human right. Furthermore, it would be illegal for any media group to broadcast such criticism. If they did, they could be shut down. Hows that for European freedom of the press??? SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Christmas Specials at: - Patriot Flashlight, Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a for...


Billionaire Mike Novogratz Says Crypto ICO Market is Pretty Much Dead Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today, the initial coin offering (ICO) market has pain written all over it. A once-popular mechanism, used by blockchain startups to raise funds using crypto to develop their products, lured speculators into investing billions of dollars for their native tokens. However, a majority of these startups either turned out to be scams or purely incompetent when it came to delivering the product. This is what initiated the massive crypto crash in 2018.

As investors continued to lose money, trust in new ICO projects also started fading. ICO Data, an ICO data aggregator, in September published a study which revealed that more than half the blockchain startups launched in 2018 failed to raise funds. Their data chart further shows that investment in new ICO projects is falling every month.

Source: ICO Data

ICO Obituary

Mike Novogratz, former Goldman Sachs partner who now runs a crypto merchant bank dubbed as Galaxy Digital Holdings, recently told Bloomberg that the ICO market is pretty much dead right now.

There was a lot of fraud, and there was a lot of hype, and people lost money, stated Novogratz. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was behind the curve, so they slammed on the brakes.

But the SEC doesnt want to kill this innovation; weve spoken to them at length, he added.

Novogratz believed that the ICO market is in the process of detoxifying itself, especially after an increase in scrutiny and crackdowns by the SEC. The bitcoin bull stated that the ICO market would undergo a complete overhaul before reappearing as a more compliant space to work in.

I think youll see a market for security tokensa real estate portfolio that gets tokenized, for example, he explained...


Creating Photos of a Man on Fire "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How do you go about creating photos of a person on fire without actually setting someone on fire? Through creative planning, photography, and retouching and sacrificing the well-being of some mannequins.

For a series that was originally published in 125 Magazine, London-based photographer Holger Pooten photographed a model in various East London locations.

The second part of the project happened in the studio of set-builder Carmel Said, who set mannequins (and parts of them) on fire while in the same poses as the model.

Since were a little obsessed with fire anyway, it was an insane amount of fun in the studio, despite a five-meter high wall nearly collapsing on us, writes Recom Farmhouse, which did the post-processing. We kept setting mannequins alight until we had enough flames and smoke to work with in post-production in order to retouch them onto the real model.

Heres a short video showing how the model photos and flame photos were combined to create the final images:

Each flame had to be masked and...


Indias Telecom Regulator Completes Mobile Blockchain Pilot with IBM "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Indias telecom regulator and major telecom firms have completed blockchain pilots with IBM to improve mobile network data records


Crypto Exchange Coinchecks Owner Monex to Launch Crypto Trading in US starting Q1 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

President of Monexs U.S. subsidiary TradeStation reveals the company will operate as a crypto exchange in U.S. starting in Q1 2019


Can We Unlearn The Fear That Creates Our Reality? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When we imagine any fear repeatedly in a safe environment, soon our phobia, and our brain's response to it, begins to subside.


DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christmas is a time for giving, so why not gift your prepper friends with this DIY paracord dog leash? They'll surely appreciate it!

DIY Paracord Dog Leash: Easy Steps to Make One


What You'll Need:

  • 10 feet of paracord
  • Keychain hook
  • Paracord Jig
  • Scissors

DIY Paracord Dog Leash Instructions:

This paracord dog leash is a great way to put your paracord-weaving skills to use. In the tutorial below, I'll show you how to make a round paracord dog leash in wall knots that is strong and secure.

As a proud survivalist, I'm a huge fan of making my own gifts, and paracord is a great material to work with. This dog leash beats anything you'll find in the store, and it's much more affordable. Check out the steps below to see how it's done:

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Gather Your Materials | DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash

To start making your own DIY paracord dog leash, you have to mount your keychain hook and grab a decent amount of paracord. We recommend using at least 10 feet to make sure you have the length you need. The last thing you'd want is to run back to the store and buy paracord again, just when you're in a DIY mood!

Step 2: Loop Your Paracord Through the Hook

Loop Your Paracord Through the Hook | DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash

Fold your cord in half, then make a loop with the right strand. Insert the loop into the keychain hook, then pull the cord strings through. This loop should be sturdy enough to attach the paracord to the keychain.

Step 3: Begin Tying Double Wall Knots

Begin Tying Double Wall Knots | DIY Holiday Gift: How To Make A Paracord Dog Leash

Pass the left cord over the right cord, then behind the top loop and through the left loop. Pull tight. Basically, a double wall knot is like a single crown knot but instead of tu...


Bertrand Russells Advice For How (Not) to Grow Old: Make Your Interests Gradually Wider and More Impersonal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Advice on how to grow old frequently comes from such banal or bloodless sources that we can be forgiven for ignoring it. Public health officials who dispense wisdom may have good intentions; pharmaceutical companies who do the same may not. In either case, the messages arrive in a form that can bring on the despair they seek to avert. Elderly people in well-lit photographs stroll down garden paths, ballroom dance, do yoga. Bulleted lists punctuated by dry citations issue gently-worded guidelines for sensible living. Inoffensive blandness as a prescription for living well.

At the other extreme are profiles of exceptional casesrelatively spry individuals who have passed the century mark. Rarely do their stories conform to the model of abstemiousness enjoined upon us by professionals. But we know that growing old with dignity entails so much more than diet and exercise or making it to a hundred-and-two. It entails facing death as squarely as we face life. We need writers with depth, sensitivity, and eloquence to deliver this message. Bertrand Russell does just that in his essay How to Grow Old, written when the philosopher was 81 (sixteen years before he eventually passed away, at age 97).

Russell does not flatter his readers rationalist conceits by citing the latest science. As regards health, he writes, I have nothing useful to say. I eat and drink whatever I like, and sleep when I cannot keep awake. (We are inclined, perhaps, to trust him on these grounds alone.) He opens with a drily humorous paragraph in which he recommends, choose your ancestors well, then he issues advice on the order of not dwelling on the past or becoming a burden to your children.

But the true kernel of his short essay,...


Creating Fond Memories in A Hudson Valley Farmhouse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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After many years of spending their weekends as freeloaders at their friends country home in Accord, NY, Juliet Feehan, who works in furniture and interiors, and her husband Jon, a Creative Director, concluded that it might be time to find a weekend home of their own. The switch from guests to homeowners in the somewhat rural area of the Hudson Valley took several years of searching until they were unexpectedly introduced to an old farmhouse just down the road from their friends house. After a quick walk-through, Juliet and Jon were convinced  the house was calling out to them.

Making updates to the house was initially supposed to be an eight-week project, which felt feasible to the couple who called themselve...




A roaring fire burst through the roof and caused mass evacuations at Googles office in Beijings Zhongguancun tech district known as Chinas Silicon Valley.

The fire, which broke out at 11am local time, burned through the roof of Googles glass-fronted office building, sending a plume of thick, black smoke into the air.

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More than 1,400 Google staff, many journalists, and human rights organizations are calling on Google to halt its controversial project called Dragonfly.  


Dragonfly is a search engine specially built for China. It would unleash more censorship on a mass scale by selectively blocking certain search terms, apparently at the behest of Chinas government. Human rights groups are blasting the company for aiding and abetting Chinas mass surveillance and rights violations which could result in potential imprisonment.

It turns out Googles employees had been unwittingly working on this project for a while until 2017 without knowing its intended purpose. News of this highly secret program finally leaked and no one is letting it get swept under the rug.

Thankfully, since the news leaked out, no amount of time has caused advocates and free speech lovers to forget this scandal. Those in the know are using the hashtag #DropDragonfly.

Joe Westby...


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A Student of Manny Farber Organizes a Film Series in His Honor "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

William E. Jones, Contraband (still) (2010) (image courtesy Kordansky Gallery)

In his 1962 essay, White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art, film critic and painter Manny Farber championed creative pursuits that bore down unrelentingly on the mundane, banal, odd, and everyday, with no greater aspiration than total immersion into their own particularities. Good work usually arises where their creators seem to have no ambitions towards gilt culture, he wrote in the essay, but are involved in a kind of squandering-beaverish endeavor that isnt anywhere or for anything.

In her swan song MOCA exhibition, One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, outgoing curator Helen Molesworth takes this premise and runs with it to delightful effect. The show brings together several paintings by Farber which usually feature common, but deeply personal objects, floating on a canvas divided into brightly colored quadrants with a diverse group of 30 or so artists who use their own lives and surroundings as inspiration, including Joan Brown, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lorna Simpson, Charles Ray, and others.

Blame it on the Audience, an accompanying four-part program put together by artist Jason Simon, a former student of Farbers, brings the focus back to the world of film, presenting cinematic works that resonate with his teachings. This weeks screening features short films by William E. Jones, who digs into archives, modifying their original content to reframe the stories they tell; Mike Kelley, whose idiosyncratic...



The rapidly exploding U.S. national debt is about to cross another critical threshold. According to the U.S. Treasury, the debt of the federal government is currently sitting at $21,854,296,172,540.94, and at our current pace we will likely hit the $22 trillion mark next month.

This is a horrifying national crisis, and yet nothing is being done about it. When Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2008, the U.S. was $10.6 trillion in debt, and so that means that we have added 11.2 trillion dollars of new debt to that total in less than 11 years. Needless to say, it doesnt take a math genius to figure out that we have been adding an average of more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt for more than a decade. But instead of getting our insatiable appetite for debt under control, Congress is actually accelerating our spending. At this point, there is no possible scenario in which this story ends well.

Meanwhile, the global financial elite are really starting to talk up the possibility of a new financial crisis.

For example, the deputy head of the IMF just said that he sees storm clouds building

The storm clouds of the next global financial crisis are gathering despite the world financial system being unprepared for another downturn, the deputy head of the International Monetary Fund has warned.

David Lipton, the first deputy managing director of the IMF, said that crisis prevention is incomplete more than a decade on f...


Graham Hancock Recently Drank Ayahuasca and Returned with this Important Message for Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

the time has come to awaken from this nightmare of our own making and remember the truth about ourselves. ~Graham Hancock


Developers Test Cross-Blockchain Protocol for One-Way ERC20-Bitcoin LN Atomic Swaps "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An R&D lab at crypto startup TenX has demoed the use of its cross-blockchain interoperability protocol to transfer ERC20 tokens for Bitcoin using the Lightning Network




Adult film star Stormy Daniels must pay President Trump $293,000 in legal fees, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

"The U.S. District Court today ordered Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) to pay President Trump $292,052.33 to reimburse his attorneys fees (75% of his total legal bill), plus an additional $1,000 in sanctions to punish Daniels for having filed a meritless lawsuit against the President designed to chill his free speech rights," Charles J. Harder, the president's legal counsel, said in a statement.

"The courts order," Harder said, "along with the courts prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case."

Attorneys for President Trump had asked a court earlier this month for nearly $800,000 in lawyers fees and penalties from Daniels for the failed defamation lawsuit against him. Harder defended more than 500 hours his firm spent that rang up a nearly $390,000 legal bill for the president and asked for an equal amount in sanctions as a deterrent against a repeat filer or frivolous defamation cases.

Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti quickly reacted, declaring the ruling wouldn't survive an appeal.

"Charles Harder and Trump deserve each other because they are both dishonest," Avenatti tweeted. "If Stormy has to pay $300k to Trump in the defamation case (which will never hold up on appeal) and Trump has to pay Stormy $1,500,000 in the NDA case (net $1,200,000 to Stormy), how is this a Trump win?"

Daniels alleged she had a one-night affair with Trump in 2006. She sued him earlier this year seeking to break a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election about the alleged affair as part of a $130,000 hush money settlement. Trump has strongly denied the affair took place.

Despite the deal to stay quiet, Daniels spoke out publicly and alleged that five years after the alleged affair she was threatened to keep quiet by a man she did not recognize in a Las Vegas parking lot. She also released a composite sketch of the mystery man.

She sued Trump for defamation after he responded to the allegation by tweeting: A sketch years later...


Punk Bands Most Influential Material Is Yelp Review of Local Taqueria "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BERKELEY, Calif. Bay Area punk band The Guts have released their most influential material since their inception 10 years ago: an online review of El Rey Tacos in Los Angeles, longtime supporters of the band confirmed.

Im not saying their music isnt important to me, said self-proclaimed #1 Guts fan Brendon Walters, who ranked the Yelp review higher than the bands multiple studio albums. But through their five-star review for El Rey, I learned they had the best carne asada nachos in southern California and their wish dishes can be made vegan. I mean, it changed my life forever I have a wedding in L.A. next month, so this saves me a lot of Googling.

Guts fans and casual Yelp users alike claimed they would never have eaten at the small restaurant had the band not collectively reviewed the insanely good al pastor tacos, ample parking, and 24-hour service.

A bunch of kids came up to tell me how much the chicharron meant to them I thought it was an early song of ours I forgot about, said Guts guitarist Mike Davis. Finally, someone complimented the sample platter and I figured out what was going on. I guess I should be touched we affected so many lives but I was kinda hoping it would be through our music.

For their part, the owners of El Rey Tacos expressed their appreciation for the bands work.

The Guts literally saved my life, owner and head cook Carlos Garcia said with tears in his eyes. We were two weeks away from having to close when they posted that review. All of a sudden, all these punk kids started coming out. I can finally pay for my mothers dialysis.

Following their groundbreaking work, rumors are swirling that the Guts are working on a follow-up review of a yet-unnamed all-day breakfast spot in San Francisco.

The post Punk Bands Most Influential Material Is Yelp Review of Local Taqueria appeared first on The Hard Times.


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Prepping for Family Conflicts! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Prepping for Family Conflicts!

Preparing for Family Conflicts! 

The holidays can be a tense time of year. When we are supposed to enjoy the spirit of being with each other and spreading cheer, sometimes we are instead faced with family division, parenting struggles and children caught in-between. Sometimes these stressors during the holiday are overlooked and rarely seen as something to be prepared for.

Its hard for kids to be prepared for divorce, separation or loss especially around the holidays.

Continue reading Prepping for Family Conflicts! at .


Julian Assange Rejects Offer to Leave Embassy, 2470 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Good evening, Im still reporting on: Julian Assange Rejects Offer to Leave Embassy, 2470 Synopsis: Today in London, Julian Assange rejected a deal that would allow him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in for the first time in six years because he still fears extradition to the United States. At issue seems to be Assanges fear that the U.S. Justice Department has filed a secret arrest warrant for him as was inadvertently revealed last month in a court filing in Federal Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Assange has been under investigation since 2010 for publishing thousands of classified reports on the war in Afghanistan. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: - Patriot Flashlight, Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://plus.g...


Sarasota Health Officials Say 4 Unvaccinated Have Measles, Calls For Quarantines Of 21 Days "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

According to health officials in Sarasota County, Florida, four children are now diagnosed with measles. Officials claim the measles derived locally, though thats not been confirmed. The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County says all the...

The post Sarasota Health Officials Say 4 Unvaccinated Have Measles, Calls For Quarantines Of 21 Days appeared first on Vaxxter.


Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 4. Food Preparation! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 4. Food Preparation!

Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 4. Food Preparation

All right folks it is time to get yourself a cup of coffee or make a pot of tea and join us for a dose of Reality check. Now make yourself comfy, get your notebook and pencil, and listen close. This week we will be covering the wonderful world of food prep and sanitation. You know that place in your home where food is prepared and cooked for your dining enjoyment.

Continue reading Sanitation and Personal Cleanliness Part 4. Food Preparation! at .


Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Pyrite is actually much more visually interesting than gold, but after the apocalypse comes, you won't be able to trade it for dune buggies, scimitars, and spiked helmets.

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Report: Financial Criminal Allegedly Revealed as Figure Behind Blockchain Terminal ICO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The man behind the Blockchain Terminal ICO has been ousted as a convicted financial criminal who concealed his former identity from employees and investors alike


Cryptocurrency Should be Outlawed: Allianz CEO Andreas Utermann "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Despite this years prolonged cryptocurrency market decline, many mainstream financial institutions and wealth managers have continued to explore how to make this nascent asset class more accessible to their clients. Firms such as Goldman Sachs and Fidelity are building crypto custody products, while exchange giants Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Nasdaq are focusing on futures trading.

The post Cryptocurrency Should be Outlawed: Allianz CEO Andreas Utermann appeared first on CCN


Not for the faint-hearted: Gruesome medical illustrations from the 19th-century (NSFW) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Surgery to correct strabismus, a misalignment of the eyes.
The artist Francis Bacon spent many hours poring over illustrated medical books looking at surgical procedures on mouth and tongue cancer, hare-lip correction, and tracheotomies. He declared these image beautiful,...

The Power of 1,000 Whales in Your Wallet Crypto Platforms Promise to Newbie Traders "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Novogratzs Galaxy Digital Backs $4 million Raise for Crypto-Lender BlockFi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BlockFi, a startup that offers U.S. dollar loans against crypto collateral, has raised $4 million from Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital and others.


Healthy Vaccinated 6-Year-Old Dies From Flu In Connecticut "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Connecticut couple is living the worst possible parenting nightmare. Christy Pugh and David Splans daughter, Emma, passed away after experiencing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that inhibits its ability to pump. Her death is...

The post Healthy Vaccinated 6-Year-Old Dies From Flu In Connecticut appeared first on Vaxxter.


Macro Photographs of Ultraviolet Lit Flowers Display a Dazzling Array of Neon Colors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Slava Semeniuta, the Russian photographer known online as Local Preacher (previously) uses ultraviolet light to capture plants in electrifying shades of pink, yellow, and green. For his recent series, Granular Creatures, Semeniuta used macro photography to capture flecks and particles unseen by the naked eye. These opalescent figures have an otherworldly glowemanating dazzling light from their shiny petals and luminescent stamens. You can see more of his surprisingly hued photographs and digital manipulations on his Instagram and Behance.



Denmark Targets 2,700 Bitcoin Traders for Tax Payments After Tip-Off From Finland "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new investigation will see personal tax requests for several thousand Danish Bitcoin traders


My superlative standards about beauty "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last week, I got my braces removed! I know that is supposed to be a happy news and to be bookmarked for eternity; and I was happy too until the day after they got off. What could have possibly changed overnight and that too while my mind was not chattering and I was asleep. In []


Successful Defense Includes A Great Attitude | Active Self Protection "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Orientalism Persists in Conversations Around Chinese Contemporary Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yan Lei, Appetizer (2002/2018), $100 bill, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art security card, powder, and glass tray, installation view (photo by Sally Ma)

SAN FRANCISCO One year after seeing Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in December 2017, I am still grappling with not only the presented artworks, but also the shows reception. Now on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Art and China after 1989 continues to raise questions about how the predominantly white art world and white America view Chinese art and, by extension, China and Chinese people.

Although visitors of American and European museums have typically encountered Chinese art within the confines of the Arts of Asia galleries, rarely are they faced with contemporary Chinese art. Instead, they are greeted by jades, porcelains, scrolls, and religious icons created by Ancient and Imperial China that were plundered by Western powers during 19th- and 20th-century imperialist invasions, such as the Opium Wars. During this age of imperialism, museum curation of China served preexisting misconceptions of the country as primitive, inferior, and Other. And this museum framework persists. Throughout North America and Europe, traditional museum collections of Chinese art have solidified China in the Western collective memory as an exotic, culturally stagnant, and mystical foil to Western modernism. Art and China after 1989 provides temporary solace from this narrative by depicting China as contemporary and dynamic in the Western art discourse.

After decades of isolationism, Chinese artists working between the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and the 2008 Beijing Olympics consider the implications of participating in the international art scene. Yan Leis Appetizer (2002/2018) offers a glass tray with a rolled-up $100 bill and the word BIENNALE spelled out in white powder, standing in for cocaine. Yan recognizes that invitations to major international art exhibitions, such as the Ven...


Show Off Your Mad LED Skills And Win Awesome Gear In element14s Holiday Challenge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The element14 Community is jumping into this holiday season with a fantastically fun looking challenge. The theme is Merry Boxes & LEDs and theyre encouraging you to come up with some kind of light display that really knocks their socks (or stockings) off! Show them how you can build something []

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XM29 OICW Mockup "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Forgotten Weapons YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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The OICW Objective Individual Combat Weapon was part of a program in the 1980s and 1990s to replace the whole lineup of uS small arms with a consolidated group of new high-tech ones. The M4, M16, and M203 would be replaced by the OICW, the M240, M2, and Mk 19 would be replaced by the Objective Crew Served Weapon, the M40 sniper rifle would be replaced by the Objective Sniper Weapon, and the M9 pistol would be replaced by the Objective Personal Weapon. The OICW was basically a mashup of a 5.56mm carbine with a semiautomatic 20mm grenade launchers. The weapon received a lot of attention because it sounded really impressive on paper the grenades could be programmed with a laser rangefinder to detonate at any desired range. Just past walls, just inside windows, that sort of thing. The weapon had a big multi-function optical sight that would allow both day and night vision and a bunch of other features. 

In reality, however, the XM29 (as it was designated) was a 15-pound clumsy and awkward boat anchor of a weapon. While the many capabilities may have looked good on paper, the XM29 was pretty awful for regular soldiering heavy to carry and slow to use. The whole program would end in the mid 1990s. However, the carbine element of the OICW would go on to become the XM-8 family of rifles, which did make a serious bid at replacing the M4/M16 as American standard infantry weapons. We will look at the XM-8 family tomorrow

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Prepping on the cheap "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


There has been a fundamental shift of mindset in America over the last several decades when it comes to consumer behaviors. What was once considered smart, or at least a good idea, may now be frowned upon (like preparing for a natural disaster or downturn in the economy). Purchasing an item used instead of brand new has become one such area.

Modern America often looks down on the behavior of obtaining used...

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FATF: UK Crypto Exchanges Pose Low Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing Risk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) revealed that crypto exchanges operating in the United Kingdom pose low money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) risks. The global standard setter for ML/TF published a report to evaluate the overall efforts that the UK has put in combating the money-related illegal activities. As the study touched on

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This hilariously awkward interview with 2 bickering Tory MPs tells you all you need to know about politics right now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If ever anything summed up the state of the nations politics right now, then it is surely this BBC TV interview with fellow Tory MPs, James Cleverly and Andrew Bridgen.

Its so awkward we cant stop watching it.

Heres what presenter Victoria Derbyshire had to say.

Im going to bring in your colleague James Cleverly, hes a Conservative MP. Hes vice-chair of the Conservative Party. I gather that you dont necessarily want to talk to each other. Are you happy to?

Except not only was Andrew Bridgen not happy to talk to Cleverly, it looks like he cant even bring himself to look at him.

In case youre wondering, Bridgen will be backing todays vote of no confidence in May, while Cleverly is a supporter of the prime minister.


Allianz Global Investors Chief Calls for Cryptocurrency Ban "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The CEO and global CIO of Allianz's investment arm has said cryptocurrencies should be banned by regulators.


My superlative expectations about beauty "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last week, I got my braces removed! A transformational change of my life that was to be bookmarked for eternity. That is a happy news I know; and I was happy too until the day after they got off. What could have possibly changed overnight and that too while my mind was not chattering and []


Nigerian Banking Regulator Warns Bitcoins Disintermediation Is a Critical Concern "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoins disintermediation and fintechs are of critical concern to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, according to its director


This thread about democracy and tonights Tory no confidence vote is chilling and brilliant "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Writer and historian Robert Saunders went viral today with this (brief) thread about tonights Tory party vote of no confidence in Theresa May.

People shared it because of what it says about the (lack of) democracy in the country we live in right now.

Heres what Saunders, who teaches history at Queen Mary University of London, had to say.








The Daily: Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH Ticker "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Daily: Makes Verification Mandatory, Okex Updates BCH Ticker

In todays edition of The Daily we cover another cryptocurrency venue that now requires verification from traders, the latest exchange to update the BCH ticker since the recent hard fork, a new solution for reporting crypto taxes for cannabis merchants, and a new way in which founders are demonstrating commitment to their crypto businesses.

Also Read: Crypto-Focused VCs Invest $30 Million in Digital Banking App

CEX Requests Papers Please

The Daily: Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH TickerLondon-based exchange has notified its users that verification has now become mandatory for anyone wishing to trade on the platform. Holders of unverified accounts will have to choose between...

Civil Unrest? Trump Believes The People Would Revolt If He Is Impeached "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

President Donald Trump commented on the possibility of impeachment on Tuesday waiving any concern at all.  He added that he believes the people would revolt if he is impeached.

During a White House interview with Reuters, which was Trumps first since federal prosecutors in New York filed a sentencing memo for Michael Cohen, Trumps former personal attorney, he commented about the possibility of impeachment. Its hard to impeach somebody who hasnt done anything wrong and whos created the greatest economy in the history of our country, said Trump. Im not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened, he said.

Prosecutors are still on their Russian election meddling witch hunt, and many Democrats believe that with control of the House of Representative in January will come an opportunity to impeach Trump. Federal prosecutors in New York said last week that Trump directed Cohen to make six-figure payments to two women so they would not discuss their alleged affairs with the candidate ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to Reuters.

[Prosecuters] said the payments violated laws that stipulate that campaign contributions, defined as things of value given to a campaign to influence an election, must be disclosed, and limited to $2,700 per person.

Democrats said such a campaign law violation would be an impeachable offense, although senior party leaders in Congress have questioned whether it is a serious enough crime to warrant politically charged impeachment proceedings. Reuters.....


FBI Raids Home of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower, 2466 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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10 Wednesday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My midweek morning train reads:  PolitiFacts Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students (Polifact)  Yep, Bitcoin Was a Bubble. And It Popped. (Bloomberg)  A Surprising Push By The Invisible Hand: Why More Companies Are Doing Better By Being Good (Forbes)  Moneyball: was the book that changed baseball built on a false premise?

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Designing A Winter Emergency Kit For Your Car "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Driving conditions in the winter can deteriorate quickly. If you live in a climate with harsh winters, then you may be very experienced. Regardless of how well prepared you think Read More


Unbreakable: Mike Novogratz Remains a Bitcoin Bull in a Bleeding Market "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Currently, when crypto believers generalize every Wall Street banker to be a Bitcoin critic, a celebrated hedge fund manager and former Goldman Sachs executive changed his perception.

Mike Novogratz is a now a name beyond the mainstream finance, and perhaps among the only consistent voices speaking in favor of bitcoin even after its 80 percent-plus drop this year. The 54-year old financial veteran sat before Bloombergs Erik Schatzker recently to discuss how the crypto market crash impacted their ventures and how he remains confident about cryptos long-term potential.

Novogratz admitted being on the losing side, stating that his cryptocurrency merchant bank, dubbed Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd, brought $136 million in losses to its investors when he was raising funds for it. Nevertheless, the crypto crash couldnt put Galaxy beneath the grounds, and the project was still on its way to at least break-even in 2019, he explained.

Were not nervous; were frustrated that our investors have lost money. Weve got plenty of cash to run the business for a long time. I keep telling my guys were a surfer getting ourselves in shape for when the next wave comes, and when the wave comes wed better be the Laird Hamilton of crypto.

Digital Gold in Making

Analysts have continuously argued whether or not bitcoin has a use-case in the mainstream. A majority of them believes that the digital assets lower adoption make it an overvalued bubble similar to the infamous Tulipmania from the Dutch Golden age. Investors have entered bitcoin markets on a promise of getting rich quickly, and it is no more stable than a pyramid scheme, i.e., it is all horns but no product.

Novogratz, on the other hand, interpreted bitcoin as a digital gold in the making, counterarguing that it is one of the only crypto assets that gets to be a legal pyramid scheme. Because, to him, it is the belief that denotes value to a store of value- nothing more, nothing less.

All the gold ever mined in the history of the world fits in an Olympic-size swimming pool, reasoned Novogratz. Youre out of your mind to think that pools worth $8 trillion. But it is because we say it is.

As a metal, a sto...


Cry Wolf (The Empire's Corps 15) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hi, everyone

Cry Wolf - formerly The Pen and the Sword - is, technically, the 15th book in The Empires Corps series, but it is - to some extent - stand-alone. The setting - the planet Tarsus - was mentioned in Culture Shock - it was the planet that deported the Forsakers - but theres little else you need to know beyond the simple fact that Earth is gone, the Empire has started to collapse into civil war and everyone is struggling to survive in a world gone mad.

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David Cameron had his say on Theresa Mays no confidence vote and got entirely the replies he deserved "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres someone you dont hear from very often, former Tory leader (and prime minister) David Cameron who had his say on Twitter about Theresa Mays vote of no confidence vote later today.

And you might be glad to know that Cameron got entirely the responses he deserved. Here are our 17 favourites.








Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winner, takes homeopathy seriously "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Photo Credit: Your Health Your Choice) Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has come out in support- strong support- for homeopathy. And this has surprised the scientific community. RELATED STORY: Ghost in the Machine, Part 4 The war on supplements, essential oils, []

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How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I have always thought that it was a "cool" thing to be able to know how to make laundry detergent and soap. I get a feeling of self-reliance knowing that I made my own laundry detergent. I thought I would share this with ya'll.

I know that there are some great recipes out there, so feel free to share some of yours. ;)


DRAGONFLY: Google Employees Publicly Rebel Against Building a Dystopian New Search Engine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Meadow Clark

More than 1,400 Google staff, many journalists, and human rights organizations are calling on Google to halt its controversial project called Dragonfly.

What is Project Dragonfly?

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The World Is Against President Donald Trump? Of Course, It Wouldnt Be Fair Otherwise "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Repairing Screw Holes in Teak "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A previous owner leave holes in the teak woodwork in your boat? It's easier to repair than you think! Step-by-step how-to with photos. [More] Repairing Screw Holes in Teak


Saying Goodbye to Cryptos Infant Anarchy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the crypto markets have matured, they've seen increasing acceptance with traditional finance and regulators, but there's still a way to go.


Reports: Crypto Exchange Kraken to Plan Private Offering After $4 Billion Valuation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kraken could be looking to raise billions of dollars via a private placement, an email reveals


UAE Central Bank, Saudi Arabia to Develop Joint Cryptocurrency for Interbank Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A digital currency meant for interbank transactions is being jointly developed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates


Denmarks Tax Agency Targets 2,700 Nationals for Hiding Bitcoin Trades "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Skattestyrelsen (SKAT), the Danish tax agency, has accelerated crackdown against a large number of nationals who secretly traded bitcoin on a Finnish crypto exchange. According to information shared by the Swedish Tax Agency, a total of 2,700 Danes purchased circa $5.80 million worth of bitcoins from the exchange but sold them back for $6.1 million in

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Why George Bush Sr. Should Have Been Indicted Before He Died (Child Sex & Drug Trafficking) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

...I cannot fully escape the regret I feel that another bloodline family member who has perpetrated great and horrific crimes against humanity has moved on without having to make himself accountable to the world, and in the process reveal the means and motives of the bloodline family rule of the planet to enable humanity to fully liberate itself from it.

...The incongruity between the lavish honor and praise ubiquitously delivered through mainstream media and the harrowing accounts Ive heard and read about George H. W. Bushs cruel Satanic practices drew me to this video interview clip with David Icke, where he explains that there are a number of reasons why we need to look at and expose the practices of the man he calls Father Bush.

Father Bush High Up The Ladder

David Icke puts George H. W. Bush, who died at age 94, in a category with others high up in the ranks of the ruling bloodline families , aligned with their darkest practices, such as drinking the adrenalized blood of tortured children to lengthen their own lives:

George H. W. Bush Another "elite" that got away with it

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Black Triangle moving at low altitude in Cape May, New Jersey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This sighting is from August 2016 but submitted to Mufon on December 5, 2018. The footage is interesting because it clearly shows a TR-3B moving at low altitude over Cape May, New Jersey. 


Interview: Stephen Innes Says Crypto, Bitcoin to Grind Higher Over Next Decade "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just two weeks ago, cross-asset trader Stephen Innes, head of Pacific-Asia trading at Oanda, took to Bloomberg TV to convey his thoughts on late-2018s crypto market tumult. After his short guest appearance on the network, he was quickly classified as a Bitcoin (BTC) bear, due to his expectation that the popular digital asset could fall below $2,500. Yet, through the medium of Twitter direct messages, Innes tells NewsBTC he has been duly misclassified, explaining that mainstream media often latches onto a single statement or sentiment, and paints commentators on the back of an inflammatory sole remark. The Singapore-based Oanda trader has claimed that contrary to popular belief, he actually holds a bullish outlook on BTC for the long-term.

NewsBTC: Not three weeks ago on Bloomberg TV, you called out a number of bearish catalysts, namely regulation, affecting the Bitcoin price. Keeping these factors in mind, how are you playing the crypto markets today?

I respect the crypto space greatly, but any a cross-asset class, delta (the act of comparing price fluctuations of an asset/asset class) trader like myself is very sensitive to changes in the value of an asset. Again, it would be foolish not to respect and support crypto, yet there an opportunity to catch some downside over the short-term, due to the confluence of negative drivers that are getting discussed every day (Bitcoin Cash hard fork, growing regulatory qualms, fears of crypto-related hacks). I trade extreme-edge views, which seldom offer up a pleasant or happy narrative. Whether its hammering prone emerging market currencies, or tapping into cryptos short-term vulnerabilities, for me, its all about playing the hand that is dealt.

NewsBTC: What is holding back Bitcoin from global adoption today? 

One thing that plays out very negatively in crypto is government regulation and intervention, as it takes away from that anonymous persona, which I think was at the heart of the crypto movement. But, regulation is a necessary move to bring crypto onto the Main Street (Bay Street, Wall Street, etc.), so that big investment houses will start offering crypto offerings to clients, specifically as a legitimate asset class.



Brexit solved as EU renames itself European Community "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a last minute fevered negotiations the entire Brexit debate has been resolved. The EU has renamed itself The European Community, therefore the 1975 membership referendum can be invoked and Britain will now remain a full member in keeping with the wishes of those who voted at that time.

It turned out to be the simplest solution, although it does mean changing the headed notepaper, said EC President Donald Tusk. People obviously didnt mind being in the EC but hated being in the EU, well its only one letter so no ones going to lose any sleep over that.

Boris Johnson who has been vilified for dishonest claims during the now entirely irrelevant 2016 referendum campaign welcomed the solution: For many years Ive embraced/hated the EU but always liked the EC, so this is such a good solution for Britain and by Britain, I of course mean me, as after a few weeks I will stop getting the blame for this whole bloody Brexit balls-up.


One Poem by Daniel Borzutzky "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Adriana Varejo in Interiors at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, 2017 (photo by Elisa Wouk Almino/Hyperallergic)




They build the wall because they need privacy
It is a curtain wall with a dead load and a wind load and a seismic load and a blast load
It is a wall to help us find peace in a violent world
It is a wall of debt
It is a wall of accumulation
It is a private wall built with public funds
It is a sleeper wall with suspended slabs and floor joists
Poor kids are buried in the wall
When they trade bodies for petroleum they slide them through the wall
When they trade bodies for vaccines they slip them over the wall
When they trade bodies for state secrets they dig them under the wall
Ive been treated very unfairly by this wall
My mouth has gone missing near this wall
My teeth have gone missing near this wall
My body has disappeared into a brick in the wall they built around the wall


I meet a slaughterer at the wall
He is kind to me
He brings me water when I am thirsty
He brings me food when I am hungry
He brings me something to kill when I am lonely
He brings me something to love when I am lonely
He brings me something empty when I need a moment of blank


There is an endless hole in the wall
I spit the wall out of my body
I hide in the wall
I become the wall
There is a murmuring ghost in the wall
The ghost of a refugee they shot against the wall
There is a foreign agent in the wall
There is an underdeveloped man in the wall
There is an underdeveloped culture in the wall
There are cheap people who wear cheap shoes and cheap shirts made in cheap
factories protected by a very exquisite wall
There is a device in the wall
A sensor to detect movement along the wall or near the wall
There is news that comes out of the device in the wall
Bleep bleep bleep bleep       bleep bleepbleepbleepbl...


Watch Andy Warhol Eat an Entire Burger King WhopperWhile Wishing the Burger Came from McDonalds (1981) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the early 1980s, Danish experimental filmmaker Jrgen Leth came to America intent on capturing it live as it was actually lived across that vast, still-new, and often strange country. The result, 66 Scenes from America, offers images of roadside motels and diners, desert landscapes, the Manhattan skyline, miles of lonely highway, and stars and stripes aplenty. Halfway through it all comes the longest, and perhaps most American, scene of all: Andy Warhol eating a fast-food hamburger. A few moments after he accomplishes that task, he delivers the film's most memorable line by far: "My name is Andy Warhol, and I just finished eating a hamburger."

"Leth did not know Warhol, but he was a bit obsessed with him so he definitely wanted to have him in his movie," writes DailyArt's Zuzanna Stanska. And so when Leth came to New York, he simply showed up at Warhol's Factory and pitched him the idea of consuming a "symbolic" burger on film. "Warhol immediately liked the idea and agreed to the scene he liked it because it was such a real scene, something he would like to do."

When Warhol showed up at the photo studio Leth had set up to shoot the scene, complete with a variety of fast-food hamburgers from which he could choose, he had only one question: "Where is the McDonald's?" Leth hadn't thought to pick one up from the Golden Arches as well, not knowing that Warhol considered McDonald's packaging "the most beautiful."

Warhol had a deep interest in American brands. "Whats great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest," he wrote in The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. "You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think,...


U.S. Returns To the Moon and Soon!, 2464 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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How To Be More Satisfied With Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Life and it big and bigger sacrifices, we wonder if this world Is worth living and we are throw out on the obvious reasons that people only enjoy life if they are able to provide for themselves in every area of their life, be it financially. Academically and Love life. we all sometimes forget that []


Tips Your Depressed Friend Might Listen To "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are lots of articles and infographics on how to deal with depression. And 99.8% of them contain the same typical set of advice, that looks something like this: socialize exercise work on your goals get comfortable with being alone improve your skills Despite the lack of originality of these []


Most of Us Are Not at Peace What Are the Implications? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Most of us are not at peace most of the time. I was taken aback when this thought first popped into my head. It had just occurred to me that at any given moment, most of us are bored, dissatisfied, restless, angry, jealous, resentful or otherwise distressed. These emotions may be subtle, bubbling just beneath []


Reindeer Sewing Patterns Roundup: 45+ FREE Projects for Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reindeer sewing patternsChristmas is a great time to sew! Last week, in the post linked below featuring Santa Sewing Patterns, I wrote about how Santa a.k.a. Saint Nicholas is an important part of Christmas traditional and legend. As the legend goes, reindeer pull Santa's sleigh of toys around the world all in one night Continue reading


Donald Trump Stands Strong Against Decades Of Fabricated Bipartisanship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Bitcoin History Part 4: Casascius Creates Physical Bitcoins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin was born as a wholly digital currency, and it might have remained that way had it not been for the efforts of an early adopter from Utah. His name was Mike Caldwell, but on the Bitcointalk forum, he was better known as Casascius. The physical bitcoin creator took a digital phenomenon and converted it into physical matter. For the first time in history, bitcoins were tactile.

Also read: Bitcoin History Part 3: Turning on the Faucet

Why a Physical Bitcoin?

Bitcoin History Part 4: Casascius Creates Physical BitcoinsWhy a physical bitcoin? That was the question with which Bitcointalk forum regular Casascius titled his thread on Sep. 6, 2011. Hours earlier, hed posted a separate ...


Mary Cassat's Girl In The Blue Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rather than share a whole bunch of great paintings from one museum in one post, I decided to share some of the highlights of my museum extravaganza (this past August in Washington DC and NYC) in shorter posts in order...


Doctor/researcher spoke out and was jailed for it. Please listen to her. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Please cut out eleven minutes in your day to listen to the interview below with Judy Mikovits, Ph.D. Yes, it will blow your mind but at the same time, its truth that we all need to know and share with our friends. This information must reach the masses. RELATED STORY: Harvard Medical School Doctor: Vaccine []

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Hanukkah Candle Drip Art With The Leftovers! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After eight joyful nights of Hanukkah, shining light into the very darkest corners, you might just have some leftover candles? (We light our main Chanukah menorah using olive oil, but use candles for some smaller chanukiahs.) Don't toss them, spend...


Armoured Vehicles Bearing EU Flag Deployed in Paris Clear Sign That the European Army ALREADY Created "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ARMORED vehicles bearing the European Union flag have stormed into Paris as protesters bring the city to a standstill.

Riots have been raging across the city for the last few weeks as anger about the high cost of living and increased fuel taxes threaten to topple Emmanuel Macrons Government.

Shocking scenes today saw riot cops confronting the so-called Gilet Jaunes after the high-vis yellow vests they have worn.

But one particular video has caused a stir after it was posted on social media.

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New Zealand: Financial Authority Blacklists Another Three Crypto Platforms Marked as Suspected Scams "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Zealands Financial Markets Authority adds three more suspicious crypto-related companies to its blacklist


Bitcoin Price Charts Indicate Glimmer of Hope for Corrective Rally "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin's struggle to build a notable bounce could end if prices beat key resistance above $3,600.





Vaccine Injury is the Elephant in the Room Even in India "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: How is it that even when vaccine injury is a apparent as an elephant in the room, the push continues to paint vaccines as always safe?  Parents are rightly afraid of the risk, especially in India where so many children were harmed, even killed. It's almost impossible to fathom. For those reading the complete report a "crore" is an Indian unit of 10m and the reference to "41 crore" is to India's 410m children between 1 and 15.


By Jyoti Pandey,

After Gujarat and Punjab, now Uttar Pradesh has lost two children to Measles-Rubella vaccination and several other schoolchildren have fallen sick in Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur districts.

School administrations are now so scared to organise such drives that the government has sought help from the Indian Medical Association to spread awareness among people.

The vaccination drive was launched in UP on January 26 and the same day several cases of children falling sick were reported from various parts of the state. While Kanpur saw admission of 100 school-going children in hospitals, Shahjahanpur reported 30 such cases, Lakhimpur Kheri 22, Mainpuri 12, Unnao 29, Firozabad four and Mahoba and Tundla reported eight cases each.

After both Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur lost one kid each, the health department went into a tizzy. Zainab, 12, a resident of Chandoi village in Pilibhit, fell sick the day after she got vaccinated. She was admitted to a hospital right after she started puking, but she died.

Similarly, Shahjahanpur's Chandpur village saw eight-year-old Prince fall ill two and a half hours after he got the vaccine. He also started puking and the same night he was declared dead, says his father Sudhir Dikshit.

Earlier, Punjab had also witnessed a girl die and several other fall sick. After the death in Bhatinda, the vaccination drive was halted. Even in Gujarat, the kin of the two schoolchildren who died blamed the vaccine for the deaths. The protests forced the state government to launch an investigation....


The Art of Stimming: ABA Has Left a Legacy of Traumatized Kids "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Pacific Standard: With a few notable exceptions, Lovaas method of applying pain to autistic children to change their behaviors was quickly abandoned by his disciples, but the concept of trying to erase autistic behaviors remains enshrined in too much parenting and therapeutic doctrine. Today, ABA [Applied Behavioral Analysis] therapy typically relies on withholding positive reinforcement until a child stops stimming, makes eye contact, or otherwise performs as desired. When insurance companies cover therapy for autistic children, which is increasingly the case thanks to state mandates and shifting federal regulations, they often only cover ABA. This therapy is enormously expensive and lucrative for the providers. It typically involves 40 hours of work, mostly performed by low-paid assistants under the direction of a highly compensated therapist treating multiple children. Costs can easily run above $45,000 a year per child, with some estimates as high as $100,000 per year. Private equity firms, sensing a potential new frontier with massive insurance-driven profits, are getting into the business.

Part of Bascoms work at ASAN [Autistic Self-Advocacy Network] is to push back at the rationale behind ABA therapy. The stated goal of the founder of ABA was to render autistic children indistinguishable from [their] peers, she writes. Not to support autistic kids, help us learn and grow and become happy and self-determined adults, but to remove all visible signs of autism. In such a framework, stimming becomes a behavior that has to be suppressed. Children in ABA programs learn that their body is not their own, Bascom observes, that the way they move is wrong, that there is no neutral way for them to naturally exist in the world.'&...


Allianz GI CEO Kicks Bitcoin While its Down, Wants Crypto Outlawed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Although Bitcoin (BTC) has experienced an unquestionably dismal 2018, with BTC losing 80% of its value since its year-to-date high, there are still a number of skeptics hell-bent at putting the crypto industry six feet under. Case in point, the chief of a world-renowned financial institution, set in its traditionalistic ways, recently lambasted this nascent asset class, urgently imploring regulators to outlaw cryptocurrencies in a fit of disgust.

Allianz GI CEO Wants Regulators To Ban Crypto

Per a Reuters article, Allianz Global Investments (Allianz GI) CEO Andreas Utermann, a seeming centralist through and through, overtly trashed cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, during a panel discussion held in London. Utermann, 52, addressing regulators in attendance, adamantly cried that you (regulators) should outlaw [crypto]. The member of Allianz GIs top brass purportedly reasoned that as cryptocurrencies have wiped out peoples savings, this nascent asset class deserves to get clamped down on.

Utermann even quipped that he was personally surprised that regulators havent stepped in harder yet, only accentuating the inefficiencies of bureaucracies and centralized systems, while also making it apparent that governments dont intend to curb crypto into nothingness.

While Utermanns comments were nonsensical, as cryptos boom and bust cycles are a byproduct of traditional market behavior, he was immediately backed up by his fellow panelist. Andrew Bailey, the head of the U.K.s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a government-independent entity that can enact regulatory measures, stated that crypto assets have no intrinsic value.

The FCA incumbent then noted that his organization has its eye on cryptocurrencies, before adding that initial coin offerings (ICOs) could come under intense scrutiny in due time.

Related Reading: ICO Funding Continues to Plummet Amidst Crypto Bear Market



Turkish President Soros Divides & Destroys Nations, 2459 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: Still Report #103, Bill's Speech in Turkey, 2013 Good evening, Im still reporting on: Turkish President Soros Divides & Destroys Nations, 2459 Synopsis: Good evening, Im still reporting on the invasion. Well, well, it looks like some other people are figuring out the invasion as well. Turkish President Recep Erdoan has accused George Soros of using his billions to try to divide and destroy nations. Turkeys interior ministry has opened a formal investigation of Soross Open Society Foundations group, to probe whether it played a part in protests in Istanbul in 2013 which were designed to overthrow the government through mass protests. One of the leaders of those protests was among 13 people detained 10 days ago. In a speech last week, Erdoan linked those arrests to Soros.. And who is behind him? The famous Hungarian Jew, Soros. This is a man who assigns people to divide nations and shatter them. He has so much money and he spends it this way. The Open Society Foundations group says it will liquidate its assets in Turkey as soon as possible and get out of the country. This is a major development for Europe as well because the Soros-funded migration of millions of non-assimilatable invaders from the Middle East up into Western Europe could not have happened without Turkeys blessing, providing them access through Turkish soil. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Con...


Treated Infections in Childhood Linked with Later Mental Health Service Use "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A large Danish study that followed the medical records of over 1 million children for about nine years was just published in JAMA Psychiatry. The researchers found that being hospitalized, or receiving antibiotics, after severe infection as a child was associated with later psychiatric hospitalization and psychiatric medication use.

The researchersled by Ole Khler-Forsberg, MD at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmarkexamined records of hospitalization and medication prescription. This allowed them to determine who was hospitalized for an infection, who was treated with antibiotics, and who had a psychiatric hospitalization or received an order for psychotropic medication.

Severe infections requiring hospitalizations increased the risk of hospital contacts due to mental disorders by 84% and the risk of psychotropic medication use by 42%. Less severe infection treated with anti-infective agents increased the risks by 40% and 22%, respectively.

Strikingly, the risk of developing a mental illness was highest immediately after hospitalization or antibiotic use, and was also increased based on the number of admissions and the number of different antibiotics used.

Antiviral and antimycotic medications (which do not affect healthy bacteria in the gut) did not increase the risk of mental health problems, which lends credence to the hypothesis that digestive microbiome health may have some influence on mental health issues.

To test the theory that a genetic or environmental predisposition might underlie both infections in childhood and later mental health problems, the researchers performed an analysis on the siblings of the children identified in the study. Their findings remained significant, which suggests that any genetic influence on mental health was minor compared to the effect of incidents of infection. Likewise, these findings did not appear to be confounded by s...


Old calibers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Is there any interest in the older guns as survival weapons? The big question would be availability of ammo. I have a interest in old guns and old ways. I know the old ways will be missed after SHTF but will the old guns? I have .32 sw,.32 sw,.32-20,.38 special,.41 mag,.44-40,.44 special,.45-70 and the .22 lr being the oldest. Ammo for some of these is hard to find so I try to keep close to a thousand of each. I use the .45-70 deer hunting,blood trail is easy as it punches a hole thru and...

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Monet's Water Lilies At The National Gallery, Washington DC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I have enjoyed Monet's Water Lilies at MOMA in NYC countless times, a HUGE tryptich, if memory serves me that occupies an entire wall, and most of a room. There is a bench allowing one to sit and enjoy. Lest...


KIPON start to deliver 8 models new Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount &Canon R mount cameras "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Press text: KIPON start to deliver 8 models new 0.7x Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount &Canon R mount cameras, increased Baveyes lineup for using medium format lenses on full frame cameras from 24 to 32 models. Baveyes Pentax645-Nikon Z

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Color Flux Scarf "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Non-metaphorically speaking, gray days are ahead. An absence of color is the mood and beauty of winter, and so when a bright pink or a tomato red pokes its head out of the grayness, it sings an especially boisterous song. And wed say our Color Flux Scarf is really belting it out!

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In a medley taken from the pink-red-purple corner of the color wheel, our Color Flux Scarf says no to gray (metaphorically and non-metaphorically speaking). Youll need just five skeins of our incredibly soft Gentle Giant merino wool and can get all of them together with our Color Flux Scarf Bundle. And if loud singing isnt your thing, its also available in a say-yes-to-gray palette.

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UAE and Saudi Arabian Central Banks to Jointly Launch a Cross-Border Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its confirmed. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia will work on cross-border digital currency. The exact date when it would be issued is still unknown but we know one thing, the digital currency is not targeted at consumers. Its strictly for banks. Arabian news outlet Gulf News reports that the central bank of

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5 Reasons Why Your Office Makeover Is Great For Your Business "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Although decorating your office may seem expensive, unnecessary and a negative business decision, decorating your office can, in fact, have positive impacts on employees as well as the overall success of your business.   Employee work output To create a work environment where employees are comfortable, able to work in attractive spaces and have great []


Kraken Is Seeking War Chest Investment at a $4 Billion Valuation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crypto exchange Kraken is seeking investment from select clients with a minimum $100,000 buy-in.


Simply the only takedown you need of Jacob Rees-Mogg after he said this about Theresa May "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence from her own MPs today with the result expected at around 9pm tonight.

The so-called prime minister said she would contest that vote with everything I have got.

This is what Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of the prime movers against her, had to say today.

And there was no shortage of interesting replies. Like this one.

And this one.

But none of them do the job quite so well as this one.


And just in the interests of balance, there there was this person.


Crypto Platform Cubits Begins Insolvency Procedure After Alleged Hack, Locks Users Funds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crypto operator Cubits, or Dooga, has appointed outside administrators to work on behalf of creditors following an outage locking customer funds


We see its value: Ugandan communities benefiting from agroforestry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BUTANDA, Uganda On a forested hill in the highlands of Butanda, in western Uganda, James Rwebishengye and Florence Atwine have created a diverse forest canopy of more than 200 trees and smaller plants. These include trees like dragons blood (Dracaena cinnabari), wild banana (Musa balbisiana) and tamarillo, or tree tomato (Solanum betaceum), along with the smaller Terlingua Creek cats-eye (Cryptantha crassipes) and local papaya and bamboo species. Beneath the trees grow various types of crops: vegetables like cabbages and carrots, legumes like beans and peas, and medicinal plants including chayote (Sechium edule), white horehound (Marrubium vulgare), elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), and winter cherries (Solanum pseudocapsicum). But this piece of land holds far more significance to Rwebishengye and Atwine than merely being a supply of food for home consumption and sale. The pair inherited this forest-mimicking garden based on the tradition of agroforestry where taller trees and palms are grown in combination with mid-level shrubs, all of which yield useful products from fruit to timber or medicine, with vegetables and medicinals on the forest floor below from Rwebishengyes late father, and the garden dates back several generations. Agroforestry plot in Masaka, Uganda. Image via The Future Society I am now 60 years old, Rwebishengye says. Our forefathers used to practice this type of farming before and we have lived on it and maintained it up to now because we see [its] value, and most importantly, we benefit from the medicinal trees more than you can imagine. A 2005 study


Bitcoin Dominance Grows to Three Month High as Altcoins Falter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There have been no winners in crypto land this year, everything has been battered. Some have fared better that others, however, and Bitcoin remains on top of the pile despite having lost half its value over the past month or so.

Highest Dominance For Three Months

Bitcoin dominance has made it to a three month high of 55% according to Coinmarketcap. The last time BTC shared so much of the market was in mid-September which it reached a high of almost 58% on the twelfth.

btc dominance

That share has been largely at the expense of Ethereum which has been crushed, falling from 15% to 8.5% over the past three months. Conversely XRP has risen from 5.5% to 11.4% over the same period however this has not been enough to diminish Bitcoins supremacy.

The demise of Bitcoin Cash has also been good news for its big brother. Falling from 5% at the beginning of November to a miserly 1.6% market share today, Bitcoin Cash has virtually been laid to rest. BCH is officially the worst performing cryptocurrency in the top twenty, getting smashed 97.5% from its all-time high of $4,100 a year ago next week.

The drop in Bitcoin price has no doubt dragged the rest of the market down with it in a pattern repeated countless times over the past couple of years. Over the past month BTC has dumped 46% from $6,400 to $3,400 but its share of the market has increased.

The most likely scenario is that crypto investors are dropping their altcoins holdings and switching to Bitcoin which can be considered as a more stable store of value. This would explain the dominance increase without a total market capitalization gain.

Crypto markets have been literally cut in half over the past month, crashing from over $200 billion to around $100 billion. November ha...


Cheap Power Is Luring Battered Bitcoin Miners to Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some crypto miners are looking to Iran for its low-cost power but the path to setting up shop in the country is anything but simple.


Does synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin) cause autism? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Does exposure in labour to synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin, Syntocinon) cause autism? Or could exposure at least increase the risks of an autism spectrum condition, including milder forms of autism, for genetically vulnerable children? This question has been asked for many years, beginning with natural birth pioneer and surgeon Michel Odent in the 1980s. Dr Odent [...]

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First-time buyers struggling to raise deposits for season tickets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An industry survey has revealed that almost half of prospective buyers believe it will take them seven years or more to raise the deposit they need to purchase a season ticket allowing them to travel to work by train.

In the current economic climate, how anyone can expect me to raise 4,360 to travel into London for the year is beyond me, said Sally Dyson of Stevenage. I got a mortgage for my home but no one seems prepared to lend me the money I need to get to work. Until the banks start lending again people like me cant even hope to get on the season ticket ladder.

Those that have managed to secure loans for season tickets say it was a rigorous process. It took a long time to persuade a bank that lending me the money to get from Orpington to London Victoria was a wise investment, said Darren Tulley. They did a full credit check and wanted to see a years worth of payslips and bank statements. In the end they only agreed when I put my house up as collateral.

But for many moving from renting a monthly return to owning an annual season ticket remains only a dream. My dad left me his old season ticket to use as equity, but it was on the market for nine months and I didnt even have one viewer, complained Mark Costa of Colchester in Essex. In the end I had to walk to work. I set off first thing Monday and got to London by Wednesday morning, but by the time Id opened a few emails it was time to leave again for the weekend. Luckily now its a much shorter commute to the Jobcentre.

While season ticket price increases have been limited this year, rail companies insist that train tickets remain a sound investment. Its still a buyers market, said Michael Roberts, chief executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies. Just look at the off-peak returns we sold in 2011 if we were selling them today theyd fetch at least 20% more.


28 really stupid (and very funny) things people did when they were too young to know better "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It started when someone called @MotherofDoggons on Twitter shared a really stupid thing she did as a kid and asked people to tell her theirs.

And it turns out there was no shortage of people keen to share the stupid things they had done. Here are our favourites.








Newsflash: Japanese Prosecutors Want Former Mt Gox CEO Jailed for 10 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The former CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, could face up to decade in prison if prosecutors have their way. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles for embezzlement. Among the claims made by prosecutors at the Tokyo District Court include the

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SEC Chairman Expresses Optimism About DLT Investment Opportunities in Senate Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton says he is optimistic about blockchain, aims to both foster innovation and protect investors


A man sent his wife a spreadsheet of all the excuses she gave not to have sex (and this goes straight to the top) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A woman was in a taxi on the way to the airport when she received an email from her husband to say he wasnt happy.

Specifically, he wasnt happy because he reckoned they hadnt had enough sex in the previous few weeks.

And it had obviously been weighing on his mind because he did this.

Heres what the 26-year-old woman (the same age as her husband) had to say after she shared the spreadsheet on Reddit.

Yesterday morning, while in a taxi on the way to the airport, Husband sends a message to my work email which is connected to my phone. Hes never done this, we always communicate in person or by text. I open it up, and its a sarcastic diatribe basically saying he wont miss me for the 10 days Im gone.

Attached is a SPREADSHEET of all the times he has tried to initiate sex since June 1st, with a column for my excuses, using verbatim quotes of why I didnt feel like having sex at that very moment. According to his document, weve only had sex 3 times in the last 7 weeks, out of 27 attempts on his part.

This is a side of him I have never seen before bitter, immature, full of hatred. In person, hed been acting normal the whole time, maybe a little s...



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Plant An Edible Water Garden For Extra Food "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gardening is a hot topic in the prepper community and pretty much anything related to food production is of interest to us. Traditional gardening and other modern food production systems like aquaponics are quite common subjects of debate. However, I want to bring up to the table something new, the topic of having an edible ... Read more...

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Ex-Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles Denies Embezzlement as Prosecutors Call for Ten Year Jail Term "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Japanese prosecutors propose a ten-year jail sentence for ex-Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, citing embezzlement charges


Are you getting cheap petrol so Saudi can sabotage climate talks? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are you getting cheap petrol so Saudi can sabotage climate talks?

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Kamala Harris May Be Booted Off of Judiciary, 2463 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Patriot Flashlight, Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount Good evening, Im still reporting on: Kamala Harris May Be Booted Off of Judiciary, 2463 Synopsis: Yesterdays big win in the Mississippi U.S. Senate race was good news for the new Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, but bad news for Democrat 2020 Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris. The new Republican Senate will now increase its majority to 53 to 47 and that could make a huge difference for Harris. Why? Because she will now most likely lose her limelight seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee which will play a huge and high-profile role over the next two years, including a possible third Trump Supreme Court pick. The problem for Harris, who was elected with President Trumps governmental class, is that she is the junior senator on the Judiciary Committee and with the increased Republican majority in the Senate, the seat once occupied by Harris will now go to a Republican. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: - Noble Gold - Better grab some rolls of these beautiful Morgan Silver Dollars before they are gone. Go to: and enter promo code Bill Still to save $5 per coin. -- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. It takes me 4-5 seconds each morning to get my Virtual Shield up. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy. It pays for itself. See their Black Friday Specials at: - Cheap Cable TV - Call 1-888-742-8847. Click now: - Patriot Flashlight, Apply Coupon: Still20 for an additional 20% discount - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: The Crypto Advisors, buy, sell, invest, safeguard cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Call 888-844-7806, or visit online at: -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection.800-844-8613 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Eve...


Climate justice and migration in the media "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Climate justice and migration in the media

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Homeless Man Is Admitted To Hospital But People Realize He's Not Alone "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week, healthcare worker Cris Mamprim and her colleagues at Hospital Regional Alto Vale in Brazil bore witness to a touching scene that none will soon forget.

It was a glimpse at love in its purest form.

Credit: Cris Mamprim/Hospital Regional Alto Vale

At around 3 a.m. on Sunday, a homeless man named Csar entered the hospital to receive treatment and medication for a health problem he's been battling. Normally, the man is attended to at another facility in town, so Mamprim and the other staffers asked about his condition and his story.

And they soon realized that their new patient wasn't alone.

Despite his lack of material possessions, Csar's life was rich with friendship. Looking just outside the hospital's front door, the staff saw a group of faithful canine companions were eagerly awaiting his safe return.

Credit: Cris Mamprim

Mamprim came to learn that the man had taken it upon himself to care for the dogs, who otherwise would be without a friend in the world.

In fact, Csar admitted that he often forgoes food for himself to ensure the pups in company stay well fed.

"They are all well taken care of and chubby," Mamprim told The Dodo. "Seeing them like that, waiting at the door, only shows how much they are cared for and loved."

Credit: Cris Mamprim

The pups were eager, but also patient settling at the doorway to wait for their friend. But they wouldn't have to wait for long.

While the staff got Csar squared away with the medication he needed, they decided to invite his dogs inside as to not keep them apart. In the meantime, they offered some food to Csar (and by extension, his canine crew)....


The Story of The Pogues Fairytale of New York, the Boozy Ballad That Has Become One of the Most Beloved Christmas Songs of All Time "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Drugstore Cowboy, Barfly, Leaving Las Vegas, even Bonnie and Clyde we love a good story about doomed, down-and-out lovers. Whatever emotional reservoir they tap into, when written well and honestly, such stories have broad cultural appeal. Which in part explains the overwhelming popularity of The Pogues 1987 classic Fairytale of New York, the kind of anti-Christmas song, writes Dorian Lynsky at The Guardian, that ended up being, for a generation, the Christmas song.

Many holiday stories cynically trade on the fact that, for a great many people, the holidays are filled with pain and loss. But Fairytale of New York doesnt play this for laughs, nor does it pull the old trick of cheap last-minute redemption.

Sung as a duet by Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl to the boozy tune of an Irish folk ballad, the song is loved because it feels more emotionally real than the homesick sentimentality of White Christmas.'" Even if we cant identify with the plight of a burned-out Irish dreamer spending Christmas in a New York drunk tank, we can feel the ache of broken dreams set in high relief against holiday lights.

The song's history itself makes for a compelling tale, whether we believe the origin story in accordion player James Fearnleys memoir Here Comes Everybody: The Story of the Pogues or that told by MacGowan, who maintains that Elvis Costello, the bands producer, bet the singer that he couldnt write a Christmas duet. (Fearnley writes that they were trying to top The Bands 1977 Christmas Must Be Tonight.)

Either way, a Christmas song was a good idea. "For a band like the Pogues, very strongly rooted in all kinds of traditions rather than...


10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles over embezzlement of user funds.


Heavy police presence at Katowice climate march "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heavy police presence at Katowice climate march

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South Korean Crypto Exchange Launches Ripple Powered Remittance Service "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

South Koreas first blockchain powered remittance mobile app and web service will be launched this month by crypto exchange Coinone.

Cross For Faster and Cheaper Cross Border Remittances

The service, simply named Cross, will be launched by Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of the South Korean crypto exchange. The service aims to facilitate faster and cheaper remittances to Thailand and the Philippines. The official website claims that;

Cross is the safest fintech remittance service that sends money all across the world, adding that it is licensed by the government and approved by financial institutions for its security.

According to the company blog Cross will be using Ripples blockchain technology rather than banks or other traditional payment methods. There are plans to aggressively expand the service across Southeast Asia in the coming months by linking to members of RippleNet in order to streamline transactions between them. Partnerships have already been made with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in Thailand and Cebuana Lhuillier in the Philippines.

The Thai banking partnership will allow anyone with a bank account in the country to access PromptPay which enables instant transactions.

South Korea has a huge immigrant worker population which has been estimated at around 2 million or roughly 3.4% of the entire population. Of that figure Thai workers make up over 150,000 people, the third largest immigrant group in the country, Filipinos account for almost 60,000.

Remittances in and out of South Korea are on the up, the World Bank estimated a figure of around $17 billion in 2017. Using traditional payment methods such as banks or PayPal can incur heavy losses due to fees and inflated foreign exchange rates. It is not practical to use any of the current options to send micro-payments due to the costs and lengthy transfer times. Hence the growing need for a reliable and secure remittances platform in the region.

The Association of South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) region currently lacks such a service and Ripple ha...


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The Carbon Brief Interview: Saudi Arabias Ayman Shasly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ayman Shasly is a senior negotiator for Saudi Arabia at both the UNFCCC and IPCC. In his role as an international policies consultant with the ministry of petroleum and mineral resources in Saudi Arabia, he is a board member of the Green Climate Fund. He has also worked in China for Saudi Aramco, one of the worlds largest oil companies.

  • Shasly on why Saudi Arabia does not want to formally welcome the IPCC special report on 1.5C: You would not say things like, you welcome itbecause that [means] we are giving legitimacy to some scientific reportthat had its own issues of scientific gaps, knowledge gaps.
  • On his countrys issue with the 1.5C report: It didnt say that how much space we need to make for developing countries to continue their development, without hitting 1.5C. That was not mentioned in the report.
  • On his countrys problem with the 1.5C reports storyline: We all know it will cost the world a great deal of cost and all elements to achieve 1.5CThe storyline of the entire report shows that it is achievable, its doable, lets all do it together, which is not fair. What is the equity in this? Where is history in this?
  • On using up the remaining 1.5C carbon budget: Were all competing for this limited space. [The 1.5C report] did not really send a signal that someone needs to take more serious, more ambitious actions, for them to reverse their emissions, so that they make room for developing countries to develop.
  • On Saudi Arabias vulnerability to climate change: As a matter of fact, we are impacted by climate change, perhaps more than anybody else. We are a desert country that heavily relies on this single source of income. We have such a vulnerable economy, fragile economy, and with oil, we eat, we feed, we travel, we educated our people, we have medical care and everything.
  • On when the world should end the use of fossil fuels: Well, we hope we get rid of fossil fuel before anybody else. We dont want to be dependentWe are undergoing for Saudi Arabia, in particular were undergoing a...


4 Ways to Deal with The Elusiveness of Enlightenment "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Samsung Files for Cryptocurrency Trademarks in the EU For Smartphones "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Electronics giant Samsung has filed applications for three blockchain-related trademark requests for smartphones. Based on the descriptions provided by the company, the three European trademark requests relate to providing crypto custody services on smartphones, which indicates that Samsung may be planning to make its entry into the blockchain smartphone market following the recent release of HTCs

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The problem is that Huawei kit does not have GCHQ/NSA backdoor capabilities. Hence it has to be banished. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dont use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldnt use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE.

How Huawei became the NSAs worst nightmare


The Arctic Region Ice Appears to be Rapidly Melting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sea ice along Greenlands coast this year!

Warming in Arctic Raises Fears of a Rapid Unraveling of the Region

From an Article by John Schwartz and Henry Fountain, New York Times, December 11, 2018

Persistent warming in the Arctic is pushing the region into uncharted territory and increasingly affecting the continental United States, scientists said Tuesday.

Were seeing this continued increase of warmth pervading across the entire Arctic system, said Emily Osborne, an official with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who presented the agencys annual assessment of the state of the region, the Arctic Report Card.

The Arctic has been warmer over the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, the report found, and the region is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet.

Dr. Osborne, the lead editor of the report and manager of NOAAs Arctic Research Program, said the Arctic was undergoing its most unprecedented transition in human history.

In 2018, warming air and ocean temperatures continued to drive broad long-term change across the polar region, pushing the Arctic into uncharted territory, she said at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington.

The rising air temperatures are having profound effects on sea ice, and on life on land and in the ocean, scientists said. The impacts can be felt far beyond the region, especially since the changing Arctic climate may be influencing extreme weather events around the world.

The new edition of the report does not present a radical break with past installments, but it shows that troublesome trends wrought by climate change are intensifying. Air temperatures in the Arctic in 2018 will be the second-warmest ever recorded, the report said, behind only 2016.

Susan M. Natali, an Arctic scientist at Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts who was not involved in the research, said the report was another warning going unheeded. Every time you see a report, things get worse, and were still not taking any action, she said. It adds support that these changes are happening, that they are observable.



David Morgan: Palladium proves physical market can take control. Future hope for Gold & Silver (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

David Morgan: Palladium proves physical market can take control. Future hope for Gold & Silver Video Chris Blasi David Morgan discusses precious metals, central banking, and cryptocurrency. The positive action in the palladium market may foreshadow the future for...

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Cryptocurrency Trading Update: Bears Crush Crypto Markets Below $110 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

FOMO Moments

Crypto markets are still falling; Bitcoin SV, Stellar, and Iota in pain, Binance Coin staying afloat.

The bears are still exerting their control over crypto markets as the downward slide continues. Total market capitalization has dropped back below $110 billion and is heading back towards a new yearly low.

Bitcoin has failed to register any gains on the day and has sunk another 1.5% on the day to $3,450 at the time of writing. BTC dropped below $3,400 a few hours ago but has managed to claw back a little during the days Asian trading session. Technical signals are not looking positive and we could be seeing Bitcoin back below $3,300 very soon.

There is not much point mentioning Ethereum as it has only been going one way in recent months. Shaving another 2% on the day ETH is back below $90 again.

The entire top ten is red at the time of writing with all altcoins feeling the pain again. Bitcoin SV is dropping the most with a 5% fall to below $90, Stellar is not far behind losing over 4% on the day. Tether is having a rare moment above a dollar as USDT climbs the market cap chart without changing its own.

The top twenty is equally as grim this morning with all altcoins in the red aside from Binance Coin which has made over 3% on the day taking it close to $5. Iota is getting pounded, dropping down to 14th with an 8% decline on the day. Ethereum Classic is also falling back shedding a further 5% to below $4.

Having a good dose of FOMO at the moment is DEX with a 44% surge from yesterdays levels. A listing on Korean exchange Coinbit is providing the momentum. Credo has also entered the top one hundred with a double digit gain on the day.

Taking a predictable dump is yesterdays pumper, WAX, falling 36% at the moment. Factom is also dumping all recent gains with an 18% slide on the day.

Total market capitalization is hovering around $10...


Payments Startup Bitwala Now Offers Crypto Banking in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Germany-based payments startup Bitwala is now offering crypto banking services in the country.


Chicks on Boards Dokureihe ber Surferinnen, die sich ihre Freiheit auf dem Surfbrett zurckerobern "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Surfen ist das normalste der Welt knnte man meinen. Nicht berall und vor allem nicht fr jeden. Die Filmemacherin Drthe Eickelberg hat Surferinnen auf der Welt begleitet, die mit ihrer Liebe fr das Surfen nicht nur fr ihre Freiheit kmpfen, sondern auch einiges riskieren. Dafr ist die Filmemacherin unter anderem nach Gaza, Sdafrika und Indien gereist. Mitgebracht hat sie die Dokumentarfilmreihe Chicks on Boards Das Meer kennt keine Grenzen. Bild und Video: Arte In vielen Kulturen sind Frauen auf Surfbrettern eine Provokation. Fr die fnfteilige Doku-Serie begibt sich die ARTE-Moderatorin Drthe Eickelberg auf eine Reise zu Frauen in aller Welt, die sich ihre Freiheit auf dem Meer, auf dem Surfbrett zurckerobern und damit viel riskieren. Die komplette Dokumentarfilmserie mit allen fnf Folgen gibt es in der Mediathek von Arte zu sehen.

Der Beitrag Chicks on Boards Dokureihe ber Surferinnen, die sich ihre Freiheit auf dem Surfbrett zurckerobern erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.


Field knife sharpening skills + gear reviews "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A little shamed to admit that I was one of those preppers who bought a decent knife (an ESEE), kept it in the factory sheath without a second thought, threw it in my BOB, used it when needed, but didn't know how to properly care for it, when to buy an aftermarket sheath, or how to sharpen it before and after SHTF.

As a follow up to the recent review of the best field knives (link to the monkey thread),...

Field knife sharpening skills + gear reviews


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This person tried to give away their sofa and what happened will ring true with anyone whos done something similar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its not easy giving stuff away for free.

Very often the person who agrees to take it doesnt turn up on time, or attaches all sorts of conditions and you end up just wanting to re-advertise it but you dont because you dont want to cause offence.

What happened to this person after they attempted to give away their sofa as shared on Reddit is an extreme (and very entertaining) example of this.



Weightlifting for Your Heart "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What do you do if you want to keep your heart healthy as you get older? You probably already know how important it is to eat a nutritious diet and avoid artery-clogging animal fats, lose excess weight, and get your pulse rate up with regular aerobic activities. But new research suggests that there is another valuable step to take for cardiac care that you might not be quite as aware of.

The study, which took place at Iowa State University in Ames, found that lifting weights regularly may lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke by a whopping 40 to 70 percent.1 These results are based on information collected on 12,591 men and women with a mean age of 47. They were all participating in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, which is a long-term investigation begun in 1970 to explore various health topics related to physical activity.

Examining the medical records of the subjects, the researchers flagged all instances of three separate groups of negative health outcomes. The categories were heart attacks and strokes that did not end up in being fatal, cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes that included mortality, and deaths from any cause.

After comparing the exercise habits of all the volunteers to these categories of medical issues, the data showed that strength training reduced the likelihood of any of the three negative outcomes occurring. In fact, those who worked out with weights only needed to do so for under an hour a week to make a significant difference in their risk of heart attack and stroke. And this was not a case of more is better, as spending longer than an hour on weight training per week does not appear to offer any greater cardiovascular benefit.

Whats more, the outcomes were completely independent of cardiovascular activity. That means the researchers controlled for walking, biking, and other aerobic pursuits that might have influenced the cardiovascular disease risk. This strengthens the validity of the findings since it is clearly not just a matter of fit people who do more exercise of all kinds h...


How to Code Your First AlgorithmDraw A Line "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Coding Your First AlgorithmDraw A Line

Still availableGet a Free CSS Book (Free Giveaway) on my Twitter.

A new project always starts with a problem-solving question.

How do you draw a line on a computer screen without canvas or libraries?

As someone new to coding you often hear about algorithms.

Creators of HTML Canvas, SVG, WebGL and other graphics libraries had to write code for drawing lines from scratch.

Its time to draw the line between hearing about something and doing it! :)

In this tutorial I will show you the nuts and bolts of what its like to design an algorithm. I will take the Bresenhams Line Drawing algorithm as an example.

Why Bresenhams Line Drawing Algorithm?

I think its a perfect specimen to learn from for many reasons:

  1. Its rewardingyou dont just crunch numbers but also see visual results.
  2. Its relatively simple as your first example to study algorithms from.
  3. It uses the Cartesian Coordinate Systemthe one used as the basis in many popular algorithms. Its prerequisite to Machine Learning (which uses so called activation functions in AI, which are CCS-based math equations.)
  4. You can implement it in JavaScript (see the live demo here.)

Do you ever have a project you always lay off for later? You know - that one idea you wish you had coded but you cant because you are currently in the middle of something more important?

Well, drawing a line in HTML without canvas was something on my mind for over a year. And I finally decided to make this tutorial on the subject!

But the way you can follow me on Twitter for more freemium tutorials.

Check out this line drawing demo live in action on a sample page I created.

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Binance Tackles Cryptocurrency Misinformation With Multilingual Educational Article Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New initiative from Binance aims to mitigate the impact of fast-spreading misinformation in the cryptocurrency sphere


Can We Unlearn The Fear That Creates Our Reality? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Imagination is a wonderful thing. Emotions are often a result of the mind telling us stories without our direction over the outcome. When we imagine any fear repeatedly in a safe environment, soon our phobia, and our brain's response to it, begins to subside.


Native Voices Rising Announces 54 Grants to Support Native-led Advocacy & Organizing Throughout Country "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published December 12, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif.    Native Voices Rising (NVR), a collaborative partnership between Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) and Common Counsel Foundation (CCF), is pleased to announce the granting of $335,000 to 54 Native-led groupsempowering American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities across the United States to advance Native-led, community-defined solutions both on and off the reservation. NVR has tripled the number of grants given to Native-led groups in the past three years. A full list of this years grant awards can be found at

Established in 2013, Native Voices Rising is an innovative, collaborative fund that supports Native-led grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts. It emphasizes Native wisdom and decision-making, and relies on Native community members to screen, review, score and make grant recommendations, fostering more community-led grant making than is often the case in the philanthropic sector. NAP and CCF support the Native proposal reviewers with training and technical expertise to grow their skills in the craft of social justice grantmaking. 

There is a growing need for innovative grant making approaches like Native Voices Rising. According to Sarah Eagle Heart, CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy, As Native people and organizations continue to work to promote truth and healing, and in the wake of harsh threats to Native sovereignty, sacred spaces, water rights and the rights of Mother Earth  the need to lift-up community voices for equity, and amplify solutions grounded in our own Native traditions is perhaps greater than ever.

As in past cycles, Native Voices Rising grant partners are working on a broad array of issues including the promotion of Indigenous worldview, Native sovereignty, environmental and water justice, economic development, cultural practices, and civic engagement and voting rights to name a few. Groups were selected based on several characteristics, includ...


The brilliant Stewart Lee on Brexit is 52 seconds to make your day better "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres the wonderful Stewart Lee capturing all you need to know well, most of it about Brexit in 52 seconds flat.

Should take the edge off today for a few minutes at least. From his show, Content Provider, which is on BBC2 on 29 December.


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Native American Agriculture Fund to Begin Grantmaking in 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Janie Simms Hipp

Published December 12, 2018

Newest and largest Native philanthropic organization launched website today, seeks public input on priorities

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) launched its website on Tuesday and is soliciting public feedback to inform NAAFs priorities and future funding activities. NAAF plans to begin its first round of grantmaking in 2019. To view the survey and find additional information about NAAF, please visit

NAAF was created by the settlement of the landmark Keepseagle v. Vilsack class-action lawsuit. The charitable trust provides grants to eligible organizations for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services to support Native American farmers and ranchers. With approximately $266 million in funding, NAAF is the single largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community. In accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement, it must distribute its funds within a period of 20 years.

It is critical that we directly engage Native farmers and ranchers from the very beginning of our work, said Janie Simms Hipp, President/CEO of the Native American Agriculture Fund and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

These funds present an incredible opportunity to strengthen food sovereignty and Native food systems, and ultimately improve the economic vitality, health and wellbeing of our communities.

The launch of NAAFs website and...


Crypto Market Drops Again: Does Bitcoin Price Risk Fall to $2,500? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Throughout the past three days, the Bitcoin price has demonstrated wild volatility in the range between $3,200 to $3,600. The dominant cryptocurrency has struggled to break out of the $3,700 resistance level which several technical analysts have consistently mentioned over the last two weeks. On December 12, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell by around Continued

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Crossrail delayed because stations really far apart, CEO explains "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crossrail CEO Mark Wild has explained that the extra time and money needed to complete the project is due to the fact that the stations are much further apart than he realised.

I can only say that I was given poor information at the outset, said the embattled CEO today. The way it was presented it to me, the whole thing would fit on the top of a decent sized conference table. Naturally I was happy to announce wed get the thing done in a few months on a shoestring budget.

I now understand that this was something called a scale model which, whilst preserving the relative distances, does not show the actual size of the finished article. I must say, I did wonder what the point of building such a small railway was, when you could walk from one end to the other in a few seconds And whod fit in those little trains anyway? Still, ours not to reason why and all that.

The cabinet minister responsible for appointing Wild to run the project has dismissed claims he wasnt sufficiently vetted to check whether he had suitable experience or even basic intelligence.

Absolute nonsense, hes a terribly able sort of chap, no doubt about it. And I should know, since hes my brother.

Meanwhile, designers working on station signage have asked whether its likely to be finished during the reign of King Charles III, or should they start calling it the William Line just to be on the safe side.


Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Hesitates, But Further Losses Seem Likely "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price remains in a bearish zone below the $3,400 and $3,500 resistances against the US Dollar.
  • This weeks followed key bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $3,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price remains at a risk of more losses if there is no break above $3,440 and $3,500.

Bitcoin price is slowly extending losses below $3,400 against the US Dollar. BTC could accelerate losses if buyers continue to struggle near $3,440-3,500.

Bitcoin Price Analysis

During the past few hours, there were bearish moves below $3,500 in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair recently settled below the $3,400 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. A new intraday low was formed at $3,295 and later the price corrected a few points higher. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent slide from the $3,635 high to $3,295 low.

However, the first major resistance is near $3,420 and the 100 hourly SMA. More importantly, this weeks followed key bearish trend line is in place with resistance at $3,440 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. Above the trend line, there is a solid resistance near $3,475. It coincides with the previous highs and the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent slide. Therefore, a successful break above $3,440 and $3,475 is needed for a recovery above $3,500. On the other hand, if buyers continues to fail near $3,475 or the trend line, there could be a downside reaction.

Bitcoin Price Analysis BTC Chart

Looking at the chart, bitcoin price is likely to extend losses below the $3,295 low or $3,250 if there is no break above $3,500. Further below $3,250, the price may even slide towards $3,020.

Looking at the technical indicators:....


Dog Sniffs Out Her Owners Cancer Three Times After Doctors Dismissed Her Pain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Siberian Husky in Wisconsin takes the term mans best friend to a whole new level. A 52-year-old womans dog detected her ovarian cancer not once, but three separate times, ultimately saving her life.

I owe my life to that dog. Shes really been a godsend to me. She has never been wrong, Stephanie Herfel said.

Sierra the 9-month-old Husky was placed in Herfels care in 2011 when her son went overseas. Herfel, explained what happened two years later:

She put her nose on my lower belly and sniffed so intently that I thought I spilled something on my clothes. She did it a second and then a third time. After the third time, Sierra went and hid. I mean hid!

Despite pain in her abdomen, an emergency room physician told Herfel it was an ovarian cyst and sent her home with a script for narcotic pain medication to ease the discomfort. Sierra, however, reacted quite differently to whatever it was that was causing the pain in Herfels abdomen: she hid herself in the very back of a closet, rolled up in a ball.

Herfel called Sierras reaction spooky and proceeded to make an appointment with a gynecologist in a matter of weeks. After bloodwork and an ultrasound, Herfel was told on 11-11-2013 that she had stage 3C ovarian cancer.

In stage 3, ovarian cancer has spread to the lymph nodes and large deposits of cancer cells are likely found outside of the spleen and the liver, in addition to being found in one or both of the ovaries and the lining of the abdomen.

Herfel underwent a full hysterectomy and lost her spleen as well. She received chemotherapy until April of 2014.

In 2015, and then again in 2016, Sierra hid. Both times Herfel discovered that her cancer had returned.

David Kushner, Herfels oncologist, stressed that Sierras ability to sense the cancer was not a fluke. Dogs with the ability to sense cancer have an accuracy rate of around 98%.

Its almost like the dog knows something is going on and is scared. The dog didnt want to be near her, said Ashley Wagner, executive director of the Wisconsin Ovarian Can...


7 Major Exchanges in Korea Agree on Joint Measures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

7 Major Exchanges in Korea to Create a Healthy Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Seven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges.

Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations

Seven Crypto Exchanges Join Forces

A parliamentary policy debate on the subject of cryptocurrency exchanges was held on Monday in Seoul, according to local media. Representatives of seven major crypto exchanges in South Korea attended the event and signed an Agreement for the creation of sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. The exchanges are Upbit, Bithumb, Korbit, Coinone, Gopax, Coinplug (Cpdax), and Hanbitco. They aim to create a healthy cryptocurrency ecosystem to prevent crime and protect investors by creating a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem and preventing money laundering, Sedaily elaborated.



Nation Appoints Warnie As New Chairman Of Selectors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet | CONTACT In some breaking news out of Cricket Australia, the countrys greatest ever bowler has just been appointed as the Chairman of Selectors. The sensational move from the cricketing organisation, see Trevor Hohns sacked with Shane Keith Warne appointed in his place. The King of Spin was reportedly appointed as his successor in an []

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NBA Star Buys Stake in Plant-Based Pesticide to Challenge Monsanto "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NBA star John Salley recently bought a significant stake in PureCrop1, a plant-based pesticide company that is providing an alternative to the carcinogenic chemical pesticides sold by Monsanto.

I have successfully invested in several early-stage companies and feel PureCrop1 is a game changer, valuable to all sizes of Agriculture and can also be utilized by many companies I work with, Salley said in a statement to LiveKindly.

Its all about clean Agriculture, and elimination of toxic products sprayed on our fruits, vegetables, plants and of course the exploding cannabis industry. From my vantage point, PureCrop1 is an elite natural product, and is poised to grow by leaps and bounds in all forms of Agriculture, Salley added.

According to the PureCrop1, the organic pesticide is made with plant-based materials from grains, and seed crops. Their products do not contain petroleum distillates or synthetics including artificial foaming and thickening agents, builders, reagents, dyes or fragrances.

PureCrop1 claims that their products are not just safer than traditional pesticides, but they are more effective too.

An explanation on the website gives a breakdown of the science behind the pesticide:

PureCrop1 is produced by advanced developments in colloidal chemistry, which make it possible to produce a microscopic particle called a micelle. The micelle is comprised of a collection of linear molecules or fatty esters and fatty acids clumped together in the shape of a sphere that is about the size of 20 hydrogen atoms, or about one to four nanometers. The chemistry is in essence a form of natural quantum physics.

PureCrop1 superior quality micelles are created as a result of a process in which natural ingredients, including corn oil, fatty acids, organic ingredients and amino acids, all extracts of natural plants, are blended at specific time intervals, temperatures and sequences, which causes the compositions to be transformed into new particles, which are colloidal micelles.

PureCrop1 nano-sized emulsions offer many inherent advantages over conventional problematic toxic chemicals in safety, sustainable results, more rapid and reliable activation and extended long-term affect. The PureCrop1 chemistry is also superior, safer and offers many advantages as compared to microbial bacteria or enzymes products on the market today.

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Ethereum Futures Inbound? CFTC Asks for Public Comment on ETH Network "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) asking for public comment and feedback to enable it better understand Ether and the Ethereum blockchain as it seeks to expand its cryptocurrency knowledge base beyond bitcoin. In a press release dated December 11, the regulator stated that it is seeking Continued

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How can a Teacher help in Student Career Guidance? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If asked to take a walk down the memory lane into your childhood, what are the first few things youd remember? Your memories with family, friends, your school and TEACHERS! Teachers play a crucial role in every students life. They are every students first guide to academics & career. As a Teacher, one not only []


Crypto Market Update: Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • The total crypto market cap extended declines and tested the $102.00B level.
  • Litecoin (LTC) price is struggling below the $30 resistance, with a bearish angle.
  • Bitcoin cash price is currently consolidating near the $100 level.
  • Tron (TRX) is currently flat near the $0.0132 level, with range moves.
  • Cardano (ADA) price declined below the $0.0300 support level.

Bitcoin cash traded above $100 and it is currently consolidating. Litecoin (LTC), Tron (TRX) and Cardano (ADA) remain in a bearish zone, with chances of more losses.

Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis

Bitcoin cash price managed to move back above the $100 level recently, but it facing a lot of hurdles near the $105 and $110 levels. If BCH/USD continues to struggle to climb above $110, there could be a fresh decline below $100 and $95 in the near term.

The key support is at $92, below which the price slide towards $85. On the upside, the price must break the $105 and $110 resistance levels to move into a positive zone.

Litecoin (LTC), Tron (TRX) and ADA Price Analysis

Litecoin price faced a lot of selling interest near the $30 and $28 levels recently. LTC declined and traded close to the $20 support area. The price is currently consolidating above $22 and it may perhaps correct higher towards $26 or $28.

During the past two days, there were only range moves above the $0.0130 level in tron price. On the upside, the price seems to be struggling to clear the $0.0135 and $0.0140 resistance levels.

Cardano price faced an increased selling pressure and declined below the $0.0300 support. ADA is down around 2% and it seems like the price may decline further towards the $0.0285 or $0.0280 support.

Cryptoc Market Cap Total



Why Your Doctor is Wrong About Cholesterol "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in nearly every cell of your body and is essential to good health. It plays a role in hormone production, digestion and the manufacture of vitamin D following sun exposure, and helps protect your cell membranes.

As noted by Zoe Harcombe, Ph.D.,1 "It is virtually impossible to explain how vital cholesterol is to the human body. If you had no cholesterol in your body you would be dead."

Your liver manufactures most, about 80 percent, of the cholesterol your body requires, which in and of itself suggests your body cannot survive without it. The remaining 20 percent comes from your diet. However, dietary cholesterol is absorbed at a rate of 20 to 60 percent, depending on the individual,2 and if you consume less, your body will compensate by making more and vice versa.

Animals use cholesterol in much the same way, hence beef, pork and chicken have similar levels of cholesterol, averaging 25 milligrams of cholesterol per ounce.3

Cholesterol has long been vilified as a primary cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), yet numerous studies refute this hypothesis, demonstrating that cholesterol has virtually nothing to do with heart disease at least not in the way conventional medicine presents it.

As noted by Harcombe, the notion that there is good and bad cholesterol is also wrong. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are not actually cholesterol; they're carriers and transporters of cholesterol, triglycerides (fat), phospholipids and proteins.

"LDL would more accurately be called the carrier of fresh cholesterol and HDL would more accurately be called the carrier of recycled cholesterol," she says.4 What's more, dietary cholesterol has no impact on the cholesterol level in your blood, so how could dietary cholesterol pose a health risk?

Does High Cholesterol Cause Cardiovascular Disease?


Melanoma Is a Disease of Office Workers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this interview with the late Dr. Robert Heaney, Creighton University professor of medicine and renowned researcher in the field of bone biology and vitamin D,1 he admits that an embarrassing secret in the field of nutrition is the lack of knowledge of what is really normal.

When the approach to measuring vitamin intake is determining the amount needed to avoid triggering a disease or establishing the highest amount before you experience toxicity, then you dont achieve what is optimal to support biological function.

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone your body produces with the help of cholesterol when you're exposed to the sun. This critical nutrient interacts with a number of different systems in your body and is vital to cell DNA expression. One of the best ways to optimize your blood level is to get sensible sun exposure, taking great care to never get burned.

Although deficiency is very common, not only in the U.S. but also around the world, many believe they are not at risk simply because they eat foods fortified with vitamin D. With advancing technology and research it has become clear vitamin D deficiency is rampant and significantly impacts the development of several health conditions and chronic diseases.

In fact, research estimates2 85 percent of children in industrial cities, and well over half of adults and the elderly, suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Lack of sun exposure has likely been driven by the fear of developing skin cancer. However, office workers actually develop melanoma at greater rates than those who spend more time outdoors.3

Office Work May Increase Risk of Malignant Melanoma

For decades, the message from the medical community has been to avoid direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen when spending any amount of time outdoors. Australia's long public campaign4 to curb skin cancer rates has resulted in 31 percent of Australian adults being deficient in vitamin D, which in turn is linked with a number of deadly conditions, including cancer.

The application of SPF 30 can reduce the production of vitamin D by 97 percent. However, while it's important to reduce your potential for sunburn, it's been known since the 1970s that office workers have a higher risk of malignant melanoma than those who work outdoors.

Interestingly, melanoma appears on body parts that d...

The STINK: Why Dangerous Chemical Fragrances Are Used to Make Clothes Smell "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In his first documentary film production, Jon Whelan, single dad after his wife died from breast cancer, presents overwhelming evidence that dangerous chemicals are added to products by design. As he discusses in this interview about his documentary Stink, available on Netflix and YouTube, fragrances and scents are a dangerous, yet purposeful addition to products you use daily.

Your sense of smell is one of the most primal of your five senses. It is a key to survival, is often the first warning of safety or danger and is linked to memory. In fact, a powerful attraction to fragrances is manipulated by advertisers and marketers in order to sell clothing, personal care products and laundry products.

You can recognize up to 10,000 different smells and, according to Dr. Stuart Firestein of Columbia University, this system is very closely connected to the limbic system, said to contain your most basic drives.1

A study2 in 2015 published in Chemosensory Perception investigated how odor-evoked memories influence consumers perception of a product. Researchers found fragrances evoking stronger personal emotional memories were preferred by the study participants.3

It is not surprising scent is powerfully connected to emotion and