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Wednesday, 15 November

01:33

Strong winds in the vicinity of Katmai pick up loose volcanic ash, Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Strong northwest winds in the vicinity of Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes have picked up loose volcanic ash erupted during the 1912 Novarupta-Katmai eruption and carried it to the southeast over the past couple of days and especially on November 13....... Read more

Videos detail corruption in massive illegal Peruvian timber case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New information from undercover video sheds some light on one of the biggest global timber scandals in recent history, the Yacu Kallpa. The 15 video clips, released by NGO Global Witness, show Peruvian timber executives describing how theyve been willfully complicit in buying and selling illegally-sourced timber, particularly in the Yacu Kallpa case. Much of the timber they describe was obtained in the Peruvian Amazon. The Yacu Kallpa was a massive container ship that moved the largest load of captured illegal timber in the history of Peru. It was over 1,312 cubic meters of illegal wood, according to Perus customs and tax enforcer, Sunat. Much of the stolen wood came from indigenous communities, from families of farmers and even from the lands of the Peruvian state itself, and was transported in three trips during 2015. It was enough to the freight capacity of 60 semi-trailers, according to one assessment by Peruvian investigative media outlet OjoPblico. The timber was sent out in three shipments bound for the US, and was detained and then released in late 2016 despite proof it was illegal, reported OjoPblico. According to the report, Mexican authorities caved to pressure from the Mexican and Peruvian timber sectors on the third shipment. All of the timber ultimately ended up in Mexico, the United States and the Dominican Republic. Video released by Global Witness shows that some executives involved with the timber on the Yacu Kallpa were aware of the questionable origin of the wood. The NGO notes that it demonstrates that despite public

Tornadoes hit Sicily, Italy, destroying greenhouse crops "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heavy rains and tornadoes hit Sicily, Italy on November 10 and 11, 2017, destroying local greenhouse crops. In addition, some of the farmers had to deal with flooded crops. Severe weather warnings are still in effect for the region. Late autumn is major tornado...... Read more

COP23: Trump team leads surreal coal-gas-nuke climate summit panel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The panelists, from left: Dave Banks, a Trump international energy adviser; Francis Brook, a Trump energy adviser; Barry Worthington, a Trump energy adviser and head of the U.S. Energy Association; Amos Hochstein, a former Obama energy adviser who now consults for the natural gas industry; Holly Krutka, an engineer with Peabody Coal; Lenka Kollar, an engineer with NuScale nuclear power company. Photo by Justin Catanoso BONN, Germany On Tuesday evening, 13 November, Trump administration energy advisers along with coal, natural gas and nuclear power industry representatives conducted an hour-long panel at COP23 during which they prioritized international energy security and economic development above climate mitigation. To those in the audience, the presentation seemed wildly out of touch and surreal, in a world whose climatic balance has tipped dangerously out of kilter due to human-caused global warming. Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit, said former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is leading the U.S. subnationals delegation representing U.S. states, cities, companies and colleges dedicated to climate action at the COP23 summit. Given that the U.S. is now the world leader in oil and gas reserves due to fracking, and now stands ready under President Trump to ramp up exports, the self-serving nature of the event seemed obvious to many in the audience, as the presenters emphasized their deep concern for developing nations having sufficient fossil fuels to meet their future energy needs. Trump-approved panelists also spoke of their concern for

00:51

SGTreport 11-14-17 You Wont Believe All That Is Being Exposed Now!!! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This showed up this morning, and I listened, and found it to be very illuminating about the Grand Apocalypse that is occurring right now. And it also points out some historical aspects to the whole thing (you know Rothschilds, etc., Saudis involvement). Theres even a recent Kim Dotcom Tweet! I suggest setting aside any not-liking attitude for Bible quotes, as there are a few which relate to whats going on.

And I definitely agree with the statement at the beginning None of this would be happening if she [HRC] were in the Whitehouse.
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https://youtu.be/LX0V4K7J-xA

Published on Nov 14, 2017
You wont believe all that is being exposed NOW. Luke chapter 8 verse 17 reads For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. And thats exactly what we are seeing now. What control will these monstrous actors have when they can no longer practice their wick...

00:50

FDA Approves Trackable Pill: How Far Does The Technology Go Tho? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken.
A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.
The information can also be sent to the prescribing doctor, if the patient consents to this.

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00:40

California: Rancho Tehama Suspect Taken Out, At Least 5 Areas Connected to Event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Over 100 law enforcement officers have responded to the scene, the sheriff said. The Enloe Medical Center confirmed to KNVN that three children and one adult were evacuated from the scene.

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00:39

Sugar for Wound Care "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Did you know you can use sugar for wound care and healing? I know that honey can help heal a wound but sugar? Researching I found that sugar is used quite often in other cultures to treat wounds. There have been studies done that show plain white granular sugar can heal burns, bedsores plus diabetic ulcers (sugar does not enter the blood stream). Bacteria cannot survive in sugar.

Mixing honey and sugar together is said to increase the healing process plus honey helps keep the sugar on the...

Sugar for Wound Care

00:38

Another School Shooting. Gun debate in 3, 2, 1....... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Once again another shooting. Currently this latest shooting is still fluid but we do know that an elementary school was involved. Children have been shot. I always ask myself why, why would anyone hurt a child? Then I start reading. I see the calls for gun control before the bleeding has even stopped. Allegedly this guy was a know felon in California. We all know that Cali has strict gun laws, we know felons cannot own guns. That does not matter because children have been shot.

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Another School Shooting. Gun debate in 3, 2, 1.......

00:30

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system 


Protection from chemotherapy immunosuppression indicates effect could be conserved in humans


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00:30

Trump Says He Will Make A "Major Statement" When He Returns To The US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Tyler DurdenAfter a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the president hinted that he would be making a "major announcement" upon his return to the states - but offered no clues about what the topic of said "announcement" might be.
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00:23

No Campaign Blames Result On Lower Number Of No Voters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a decision that has shocked no one, over 70% of the Australian public voted in favour of legalising same sex marriage on the controversial postal survey. Across the country, the queer community and allies have joined together to celebrate the support against one of the last vestiges of inequality in the Australian constitution. One []

The post No Campaign Blames Result On Lower Number Of No Voters appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

00:12

Tails 3.3 is out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This release fixes many security issues and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes

Upgrades and changes


  • Update Tor to 0.3.1.8 which saves bandwidth when starting.


  • Update Tor Browser to 7.0.10.


  • Update Thunderbird to 52.4.0.

  • ...

Tails 3.3 is out

00:00

EPA Approves Lab Infected Killer Mosquitoes to be Released into the Environment "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The lab-grown mosquitoes developed by MosquitoMate seek to eliminate the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus, shown here). Image from Nature.com.

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of laboratory infected mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis to be released into the wild. The laboratory-raised mosquitoes are meant to be a way to infect Asian Tiger mosquitoes, which are believed to carry harmful infectious diseases.

The long term environmental consequences are unknown. Because mosquitoes are prey for birds and fish, the long-term effects on the greater ecosystem are unclear.

Killer Mosquitoes Safer than Genetically Modified Mosquitoes?

Most welcome the effort at hampering mosquitoes reproductive potential as a welcome alternative to various aerial and land-based mass chemical spraying activities that add to our toxic environments, ultimately endangering human and animal health.

After the backlash against releasing genetically modified mosquitoes that would disrupt the reproductive cycles of the Aedes aegypti or Asian Tiger Mosquito, considered a major carrier of the most dangerous mosquito-borne infectious diseases, MosquitoMate, a start-up company with the help of Kentucky Universitys laboratories and researchers, discovered what the EPA considers an acceptable alternative for mosquito control.

David OBrochta, an entomologist at the University of Maryland, endorsed the EPAs approval:

Its a non-chemical way of dealing with mosquitoes, so from that perspective, youd think it would have a lot of appeal. Im glad to see it pushed forward, as I think it could be potentially really important. (Source)

Unlike genetically modified mosquitoes that drew popular resistance against being used i...

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Tuesday, 14 November

23:46

Conceptual Art You Can Play With "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nexus Game by Andy Malone (photo by Riva Sayegh, courtesy the artist)

DETROIT The opening night of Play Room, an exhibition of kinetic and interactive sculptures by Detroit-based artist Andy Malone, had a slightly different vibe than the usual white-cube affair. Visitors gathered around tables to lay hands on Malones creations, and the air was filled with the playful chatter of children.

Thats because Malones work largely takes the form of didactic games, which deliver conceptual ideas as a sneaky side effect of playing with them. Even the promotional postcard for his show, cleverly designed as a hanging door tag, presents information on one side, and a game on the other.

I love making games because they connect people and provide a point of entry for deeper understanding, said Malone, in an email interview. I also enjoy the aesthetics of a beautifully designed game component and an eloquent set of rules.

Opening day visitors to Play Room (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Malone holds a degree in architecture, and works with the construction documents and technical planning for exhibits, museums, and retail environments. This background has not only helped him engineer his projects, but has also driven their concepts. This is crucial for works like Quaturn Game (2015), which challenges players to stack four wooden beads of the same color onto a rotating carriage of dowels, automated to suddenly shift position. The fast pace of the game and simultaneous play by four players abo...

23:33

Healthy Gut Found to Reduce Effects of Trauma: Study Explains the Link Between the Gut Microbiome and PTSD "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Michelle SimmonsA new study found that a healthy gut can lessen the effects of trauma, as reported by Science Daily. Researchers from Stellenbosch University analyzed the relationship of gut microbiome and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They compared the gut microbiomes of 18 individuals with PTSD to 12 people who also experienced trauma, but did not develop PSTD. They found a combination of three bacteria that were different in people who suffered from PTSD. These were Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae, and Verrucomicrobia.
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23:32

This Michigan University Is The First To Offer A Degree In Marijuana Science "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are you a cannabis enthusiast? Does learning about how to cultivate or cook with marijuana get you as high as if you smoked the plant? If so, we may have found the degree for you. Northern Michigan University is now the first college in the United States to offer a 4-year undergraduate degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry. Before you enroll, however, know that the track isnt for the unmotivated.

Said Brandon Canfield, the associate professor of chemistry who started the program. Obviously, the programme is new and it might speak to a certain crowd. But, for a student to succeed, theyre going to have to be very dedicated and motivated. This is not an easy programme. Its a really intense biology chemistry programme.

Credit: Blog StuDocu

The Independent reports that students wont be growing marijuana as part of their degree, but they will study its medicinal effects along with other plants. The program includes studies in soil, biochemistry, biology, and biostatistics. According to the universitys website, the degree is being offered because administrators acknowledge that businesses involved with cannabis are some of the fastest-growing in the nation. Additionally, by providing education on the subject, a new standard can be set which will elevate the safety and quality of the product. 

The university website reads:

The historical stigma associated with cannabis is quickly vanishing, and although there is a surge in businesses related to the marijuana economy, there is a major gap in educational opportunities available to prepare people for this field.

One required course, aptly titled...

23:29

This is How a Good Life Begins. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is how a good day begins: I give thanks for everything and pray all beings be

23:26

10 Nikon D5 Cameras Just Arrived on the ISS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this year, NASA ordered 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLR cameras. Now, 10 of them have just landed at the International Space Station as part of the OA-8 Space Station Resupply.

The cameras will be used in orbit for 12 to 18 months. Only the camera bodies have been sent up to the ISS instead of shipping brand new lenses, NASA will be reusing lenses and accessories already on the ISS that were launched with the Nikon D4 and D2Xs cameras.

The Nikon D5 cameras make up only a small part of the 7,400 lbs (3,350 kg) of cargo sent up on this mission.

23:24

This Pineapple Cough Remedy Is 5x More Effective Than Cough Medicine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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5x More Effective Than Cough Medicine This Overlooked Fruit Will Be Your Favorite New Cough Remedy

Pineapple Juice for Cough: Effective Homemade Cough Remedies

Pineapple is a delicious, nutrient-dense tropical fruit with a lot of health benefits. But when it comes to over-the-counter cough suppressant syrups, is pineapple juice for cough relief a better natural remedy?

Pineapple juice for sore throats and coughs may be the remedy for you. Research suggests that pineapple juice is indeed five times more effective than cough syrup. An enzyme called bromelain in pineapple is a key reason for that. As a result, Amish populations have been using pineapple juice for generations as an alternative to those synthetic cough remedies that many people use today.

This article will detail exactly how pineapple juice is effective against coughs. We will also provide many pineapple recipes for cough, including how to make cough syrup with a number of natural cough remedies.

Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed*** and may vary from person to person***.

Why Pineapple Juice Is Effective against Cough

Is pineapple juice good for a cough? Pineapple juice may treat a persistent cough...

23:22

Time Is Running Out: 15,000 Scientists Pen 2nd Warning on Human Annihilation of the Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Twenty-five years ago, hundreds of scientists issued a bold and dire portent, warning humanity its unparalleled, rapid consumption of resources, unhindered population growth, and continued decimation of the natural environment would ultimately lead to wide scale plight if the planet cannot rein in its excesses and disparities.

A great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided, 1,700 scientists admonished, in no uncertain terms.

We didnt listen.

In fact, the thoughtless plunder of biodiverse environments without regard to conservation or sustainability only accelerated, leading 15,364 scientists from 184 countries to sign an appended version of the original doomsday letter this time, exhorting humanity to pay attention, right now because there isnt much time remaining.

Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out, William J. Ripple, professor of ecology at Oregon State University, wrote for the scientists second warning to humanity.

Of particular concern for the sizable group is the exhaustive strain exponential population growth has placed on the planets limited resources noting the number of people in the world swelled by 35 percent, or an additional two billion people, in the ensuing years since the original cautionary plea in 1992.

Deforestation, vanishing potable water supplies, unacceptable emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, ocean dead zones, and mass agriculture particularly that devoted to the raising of animals for meat and the pollution, runoff, and destruction of biodiverse areas inextricable from that industry, also gravely...

23:21

Isoliquiritigenin has potential activity to ameliorate the dextran sulfate sodium induced colitis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int Immunopharmacol. 2016 Feb ;31:223-32. Epub 2016 Jan 7. PMID: 26771170 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis through the inhibition of MAPK pathway. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (isoLQ), a chalcone found in licorice, has shown a variety of biological activity including anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects, and the distribution of isoLQ in gastrointestinal tract was higher than any other tissues. Thus, we evaluated whether or not isoLQ attenuated the dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis by observing the physiological changes (body weight loss, diarrhea, bleeding stool, overall disease activity index (DAI) scores, colon length), histopathological analysis and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities of esophagus and colon. Also, the MAPK pathways including phosphorylation of ERK1/2, p38, and AKT, and the activation of NK-B were evaluated in colon tissue. Interestingly, the reduction of body weight and colon length, increase of diarrhea, bloody stool, DAI scores and MPO activity, and histologic disturbances in DSS-induced colitis were recovered by isoLQ treatment. Also, isoLQ treatment suppressed the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and p38, and the activation of NK-B compared to those in DSS-induced colitis mice. In addition, the distributions of isoLQ in colon were relatively higher in DSS-induced colitis models. All of these results suggested that isoLQ has potential activity to ameliorate the DSS-induced colitis through the inhibition of MAPK pathway.

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23:21

Anti-vaccine pseudoscience Shaw and Tomljenovic debunked tropes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Im beginning to feel some deja vu, since I am criticizing another anti-vaccine pseudoscience paper foisted onto the world by Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic. These two University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology (you know, the study of eyes) have no background or training in any area vaccine research, including immunology, epidemiology,

Skeptical Raptor

23:18

Pence Prays For Northern California Shooting Victims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thoughts and prayers are not enough: Vice President Mike Pence offers thoughts and prayers after a deadly mass shooting in Northern California. A mass shooting in the rural community of Rancho Tehama, California, leaves five dead, and at least 10 wounded. ABC reports: Five people have been killed, including the gunman, and multiple others injured []

23:16

In a Guerrilla Video Art Projection, 60 Artists Illuminate our Political Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(image courtesy the Illuminator)

Engaging with our bizarre political reality requires a correspondingly bizarre level of stamina. Simply to process current events demands an elephantine memory for seemingly insane occurrences and a serious ability to absorb outrage. Everything feels huge. In fractious political moments, its interesting to see how different artists respond, whether they respond at all, and if they do, where its with oblique resistance or explicit manifestos.

The Illuminator, an art collective that describes its mission as one that disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the occupy movement/99% movement continues to fight, offers a potent reply. If its latest live projection event, State of Emergency, is hardly subtle, thats the point. Its a poetic, creative rejoinder consonant with its unsubtle times, an appropriately monumental intervention in the shrieking wall-to-wall news coverage of the shrieking president shrieking about his wall. Occupying the intersection of Prince and Bowery, it features 60 short video clips from 60 artists and filmmakers, including Doug Ashford, Gary Indiana, Martha Rosler, and Pussy Riot. Some moments require not a whisper, but a huge projection at a busy intersection, with a multitude of voices confirming and amplifying what we know: this is an emergency. 

When: Thursday, November 16, 7pm
Where: The...

23:10

Anti-osteoclastogenic activity of isoliquiritigenin via inhibition of NF-B-dependent autophagic pathway. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biochem Pharmacol. 2016 Apr 15 ;106:82-93. Epub 2016 Mar 3. PMID: 26947453 Abstract Title:  Anti-osteoclastogenic activity of isoliquiritigenin via inhibition of NF-B-dependent autophagic pathway. Abstract:  Previous studies, including those from our laboratory, have demonstrated that the natural flavonoid isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a promising agent for bone destructive diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying its anti-osteoclastogenic effects are still far from clear. Here, we evaluated the potential alterations of autophagy and nuclear factor-B (NF-B) during anti-osteoclastogenic effects by ISL in vitro and in vivo. We observed that ISL inhibited the receptor activator of nuclear factor-B ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis and suppressed autophagic microtubule-associated protein light chain 3 (LC3)-II and Beclin 1 accumulation. ISL treatment resulted in the interruption of several specific features for autophagy in osteoclast precursors, including acidic vesicular organelle formation, LC3-II accumulation, and appearance of autophagic vacuoles. The RANKL-stimulated expression levels of autophagy-related genes and proteins also diminished in ISL-treated osteoclast precursors. The reactivation of autophagy by rapamycin almost reversed the ISL-elicited anti-osteoclastogenic effects. Interestingly, ISL inhibited the RANKL-stimulated NF-B expression and nuclear translocation, whereas the NF-B inhibitor Bay 11-7082markedly suppressed the RANKL-induced autophagic activation. Consistent with the in vitro results, the administration of ISL could attenuate osteoclastogenic cathepsin K, autophagic LC3, and NF-B expression to protect against inflammatory calvarial bone erosion in vivo. Our findings highlight theinhibition of NF-B-dependent autophagy as an important mechanism of ISL-mediated anti-osteoclastogenic activity.

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23:05

Rebuilding Hueyapan, Mexico after the Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On September 19, 2017 the of community Hueyapan in Morelos, Mexico was devastated by an earthquake. The Center for Encounters and Dialogues, www.tierramadre.org.mx and www.moradasverdes.com have started with the reconstruction in Hueyapan. A little more than a month after the earthquake, and two weeks after the first house was started with Superadobe, the foundation and the beginning of the walls of a two-bedroom house were already in place. The house is being built with the contribution of the people of Hueyapan and with the support of the above organizations.

Building houses is very important, but also, strengthening the social fabric at this time is important. The commitment to community interaction is based on learning by doing, and in co-responsibility and collaborative work; only in this way can they go from welfare to the self-management of development actions.

The community network, Tierra Madre, are people and families from the community of Hueyapan Morelos, and other communities in the region, which are organized for the production of organic food. With the advice of the Meeting and Dialogue Center, they started work with the aim of being eco-families. This means that their sanitation system is ecological, with about 120 families using compost toilets.

We do all this for the love of Mother Earth. says Elga Flores, a member of Tierra Madre Hueyapan, with the main motivation to get involved in organic farming and the sale of organic products in solidarity with the schools in Cuernavaca. From the September 2017 earthquake, they have played a central role in reconstruction with sustainable technologies and local and culturally appropriate materials. They also use wood-burning stoves and small family gardens that are the basis of our their current production. They are currently producing organic vegetables and fruits and organic eggs.

They have collected donations in money from friends, family and acquaintances as well as help from Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and the United States....

23:00

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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With the looming threat of a possible eruption at the Yellowstone super volcano, some preppers have wondered exactly how to prepare for such a cataclysmic event. Here is what would happen should the super volcano erupt right now.

Yellowstones supervolcano is essentially a giant, lid-topped cauldron, and its so vast that it can only truly be seen from low-Earth orbit. Its crater is 45 miles (72 kilometers) across, and its underlying plumbing contains several tens of thousands of cubic kilometers of magmatic material. But if it were to erupt right now, we would have very little time to even know that it is happening.

IFL Science spoke to one of the countrys most respected volcanologists to get the most up-to-date low-down on the future of the worlds most famous supervolcano. Hopefully, it will give preppers and idea of what to expect in the unprecedented event that it actually explodes.

According to Yellowstone Volcano Observatorys Scientist-In-Charge, Dr. Michael Poland, the super volcano may not have enough energy at present to produce a supereruption. Right now, much of Yellowstones magma body is partially solidified, and you need a lot of magma to feed a large eruption. The chances of a supervolcanic paroxysm are currently around one-in-730,000, which makes it less likely than a catastrophic asteroid impact.

A sudden injection of new magma from ...

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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With the looming threat of a possible eruption at the Yellowstone super volcano, some preppers have wondered exactly how to prepare for such a cataclysmic event. Here is what would happen should the super volcano erupt right now.

Yellowstones supervolcano is essentially a giant, lid-topped cauldron, and its so vast that it can only truly be seen from low-Earth orbit. Its crater is 45 miles (72 kilometers) across, and its underlying plumbing contains several tens of thousands of cubic kilometers of magmatic material. But if it were to erupt right now, we would have very little time to even know that it is happening.

IFL Science spoke to one of the countrys most respected volcanologists to get the most up-to-date low-down on the future of the worlds most famous supervolcano. Hopefully, it will give preppers and idea of what to expect in the unprecedented event that it actually explodes.

According to Yellowstone Volcano Observatorys Scientist-In-Charge, Dr. Michael Poland, the super volcano may not have enough energy at present to produce a supereruption. Right now, much of Yellowstones magma body is partially solidified, and you need a lot of magma to feed a large eruption. The chances of a supervolcanic paroxysm are currently around one-in-730,000, which makes it less likely than a catastrophic asteroid impact.

A sudden injection of new magma from b...

23:00

There Is Something Dark And Disturbing About This Outbreak Bizarre Coincidences And Deadly Proficiency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Stefan Stanford at AllNewsPipeline.com

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As the Black Death Plague Strikes Madagascar, Might We Soon Witness Bio-Component K For Kill Everyone?

According to this brand new story from The Express sent over to ANP by Steve Quayle, a NEW Black Death has been discovered in Uganda, a virus WORSE than plague with NO cure according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Just the latest plague outbreak this year, ANP will be taking a look over the next several days at the unusual surge of black death plague and the next story in this series will feature an in depth interview with Steve Quayle.

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In the map we see above taken directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) showing cases of the human plague across the United States between 1970 and 2012, one particular case should immediately stand out.

Back in 2009, a laboratory-acquired infection of Yersinia pestis, the disease that causes the black death plague now causing a panic after wiping out an estimated 60% of Europes population back in the 14th century, struck a 60-year old man who had been working at a university laboratory in Chicago, Illinois. The only known case of the plague in the eastern half of the US in 40+ years, the case also happened within the 2 years following the...

There Is Something Dark And Disturbing About This Outbreak Bizarre Coincidences And Deadly Proficiency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Stefan Stanford at AllNewsPipeline.com

plague

As the Black Death Plague Strikes Madagascar, Might We Soon Witness Bio-Component K For Kill Everyone?

According to this brand new story from The Express sent over to ANP by Steve Quayle, a NEW Black Death has been discovered in Uganda, a virus WORSE than plague with NO cure according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Just the latest plague outbreak this year, ANP will be taking a look over the next several days at the unusual surge of black death plague and the next story in this series will feature an in depth interview with Steve Quayle.

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In the map we see above taken directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) showing cases of the human plague across the United States between 1970 and 2012, one particular case should immediately stand out.

Back in 2009, a laboratory-acquired infection of Yersinia pestis, the disease that causes the black death plague now causing a panic after wiping out an estimated 60% of Europes population back in the 14th century, struck a 60-year old man who had been working at a university laboratory in Chicago, Illinois. The only known case of the plague in the eastern half of the US in 40+ years, the case also happened within the 2 years following the...

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Isoliquiritigenin can be a promising therapeutic agent for the melanoma via reliving hypoxia of microenvironment. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2016 ;11(2):215-27. PMID: 26951491 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Inhibits Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis via Alleviating Hypoxia and Reducing Glycolysis in Mouse Melanoma B16F10 Cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a licorice chalcone. According to CN104758274, CN101658513 and US009089546, it is claimed that ISL has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-tumoral effects.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the potential therapeutic effect of ISL in mouse melanoma B16F10 cells.METHODS: Sulforhodamine B (SRB) colorimetric assay was used to test the effects of ISL on proliferation. Commercial assay kits were applied to assess glucose uptake, lactate production and ATP levels. Measurement of apoptosis was involved with Hoechst 33258, JC-1 and annexin V-FITC/PI staining. H2DCFDA probe was employed to detect ROS generation. Quantitative RT-PCR and western blot were utilized to measure the mRNA and protein levels.RESULTS: ISL abated hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) stability and reduced a series of glycolysis-relevant enzymes expression, including glucose transporters 1/4 (GLUT 1/4), hexokinase 2 (HK2), pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) and lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA). Exposure to ISL induced the mitochondrial membrane potential depolarization and increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level. ISL could effectively inhibit proliferation and alleviate hypoxia in mouse melanoma B16F10 cells via inducing apoptosis and reducing the expression of significant enzymes in the glycolysis. ISL significantly inhibited B16F10 cell proliferationvia inducing apoptosis, and alleviated hypoxia by recovering mitochondrial function and reversing high glycolysis.CONCLUSION: Our findings propose that ISL can be a promising therapeutic agent for the melanoma via reliving hypoxia of microenvironment and targeting energy metabolism system of cancer cells. Consistent with WO2015079213 and WO2014084494, targeting glycolysis can be an effective means to anti-cancer.

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22:58

New Blockchain VER-sion of FinTech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The already successful NAGA Group is putting their industry expertise onto the Blockchain in order to create an all-in-one platform for the industry.

22:58

Adobes New Lightroom Downloader Exports Your Cloud Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lightroom CC, Adobes cloud-based photo-editing software, has until now lacked a way for you to quickly and easily export your photos from the cloud. That changes with the new Lightroom Downloader app.

Storing your high-resolution JPEGs and RAW files on Adobes servers is convenient, but the lack of a way to download them all at once can present a problem if you ever wish to leave the Adobe ecosystem. Adobes Lightroom Downloader that addresses this concern by making it easier for you to pack up and leave.

Your downloaded files will be structured in a date-based folder hierarchy with any edits to RAW files included in XMP files.

Should you ever decide to stop your Adobe subscription, you will have a year after your subscriptions expiration date to download your files before they are deleted. For users with a trial membership, that window of opportunity is reduced to 3 months after expiration.

Lightroom Downloader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website and requires an Adobe account with cloud storage to be used.

(via Adobe via Photofocus)

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22:49

Holistic Doctor and Entire Family Found Shot Dead in Arizona Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yet another holistic doctor has unfortunately passed away. The deaths of  Annie Fairbanks, husband Jason Fairbanks, both 39 years old, their 3-year-old daughter, and 9-month-old son are shocking the natural health community.

They were killed by apparent gunshot wounds which police were quick to rule a murder, suicide. Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department spoke on behalf of the department. He told the press within hours of the shooting that Jason Fairbanks must have killed his wife and two children before turning the gun on himself.

Some reporters that have been keeping track of holistic doctor deaths over the past two years claim that this is well over the 70th death of an alternative health activist, journalist, or doctor.

The circumstance in which these lives have been taken are often shrouded in mysterious circumstances or surrounded by friends and family who say the victims werent the type to take their own lives.

From AZ Central:

The two-story stucco home is in a quiet upper-middle-class neighborhood. Homemade art adorned one of the familys windows.

When Jason did not show up to work, a co-worker went to the home and discovered the bodies, Hoster said.

Hoster said the couple had been experi...

22:32

A Retrospective for a Painter Who Broke Away from Murals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Carlos Almaraz, Sunset Crash (1982) courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection ( Carlos Almaraz Estate and photo courtesy the Collection of Cheech Marin)

LOS ANGELES Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire, curated by Howard N. Fox and currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is the artists first major survey of paintings from his brief but productive studio practice. Almaraz was one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and 1980s, and is most widely known for his work as an activist and muralist in East LA, and as a member of the collective Los Four. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. This major retrospective is a worthy addition to the initiative, since it focuses on the less examined but rich painting practice Almaraz pursued upon leaving making murals.

Carlos Almaraz, Echo Park Bridge at Night (1989) the Buck Collection through the University of California, Irvine ( Carlos Almaraz Estate; photo by Isabella McGrath)

Organized thematically, the exhibition includes over 60 works drawn from public and private collections. Since Almaraz oscillated between a variety of themes throughout his career, Fox opted to curate the show around five major subjects rather than the archetypal chronological arrangement. In this way Foxs curatorial arrangement mimics the artists actual studio practice, while simultaneously pro...

22:30

How To Lose 10 Pounds In A Week: 7 Day Diet Plan (Science-Based) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is possible to lose 10 pounds in just one week with an effective 7-day diet plan. Rapid weight loss in one week can help you kick-start a long-term diet plan if you need to lose weight for health reasons or to get rid of excess body weight. Usually, losing weight in 7 days will result in a loss of mostly water weight. However, this can help get your weight down quickly as you aim to shed body fat in the weeks and months following.

Any effective diet plan to lose extra body weight fast should include exercise programs to burn fat and lifestyle changes to help keep weight off. These lifestyle changes for quick weight loss will help you lose weight safely and for the long term. Your 7-day diet plan will help you learn good habits to use as you continue your weight-loss program.

Having the goal to lose 10lbs, 20lbs, or 30lbs in a short space of time is a good goal, especially as being overweight or obese has related health issues. However, losing such a lot of weight so quickly could also cause other unnecessary health complications. A 7-day diet plan to lose 10 pounds in a week will mostly result in losing water weight. After that, you should concentrate on making good choices to help lose body fat in a gradual, calculated way.

In this article, you will find a detailed, research based, and comprehensive diet plan to help you lose up to 10 pounds in a week. These science-based methods will help you lose weight fast and develop good habits to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in One Week?

With an effective diet plan and exercising, it is really possible to lose 10 pounds in just one week.

To make sure you lose weight safely, its important that any diet plan whether that is a 7-day plan or a 30-day diet plan for rapid weight loss should not restrict nutrients that your body needs. Its good to remember that you didnt gain 10lbs in 7 days and its not reasonable to assume that you can lose 10lbs of pure body fat in 7 days.

So, how is it possible to lose 10 pounds in one week? According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, most of the initial weight that a person loses by reducing calorie intake is water weight.

Researchers say that glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrates in your body which requires water to be stored by the body. When you start on a diet to restrict calorie intake, your body weight reduces because of glycogen stores and water being depleted.1......

22:24

Know Your Propaganda Appeal to Emotions Revealing How Sentimental Diversions can Mislead an Audience "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Source - Discerning the Mystery

by Shem El-Jamal, October 31, 2017

If you have been watching television commercials for more than five minutes, chances are that you have already been inundated with countless tactics of manipulation. One of the most common methods of this manipulation by an advertisersis to distract the audience with some appealing side-note and then to offer a product or service which most people don't actually need. We may have noticed this by now, but this is generally the goal of virtually every logical fallacy used by advertisers today.



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22:16

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

sb277-opposition

The public turned out in mass in California in 2015 to oppose SB277 which removed parental rights to refuse vaccines based on religious or philosophical objections.

by Christina England
Health Impact News

Each time a parent decides to have their child vaccinated, they do so believing that each vaccine has been rigorously tested for vaccine safety and efficacy. Equally, they are of the understanding that their child will be protected from deadly diseases once they have received the vaccine.

In reality, however, vaccines are not being tested for safety before entering the market. This is because the creation of the 1986 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program took all liability away from the pharmaceutical industry and transferred it to the health department. Due to these actions, it is now the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct all the safety testing that the pharmaceutical industry no longer has to do.

Mr. Del Bigtree, producer of the film VAXXED which chronicles the revelations of a CDC whistleblower who revealed that data showing a vaccine-autism connection was covered up, stated on camera that:

We believe that there is a major failure of Health and Human Services (HHS) to do the appropriate safety tests.

Angered by what he believes to be the lack of science and appropriate testing being carried out by the HHS, Mr. Bigtree and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), supported by 55 organizations representing over 5 million people, have taken the unprecedented step of serving a notice to Mr. Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., who is the acting secretary of the HHS department, demanding action to be taken.

This notice, served on October 12, 2017, outlined exactly how the HHS department had failed in thei........

22:15

Apply Now for UMBCs Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IMDA student Christopher Kojzar in his studio (photo by Christopher Kojzar)

The Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA (IMDA) program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is now accepting applications. Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive full consideration toward financial packages.

We offer students:

  • Newly renovated Baltimore studios
  • State-of-the-art media facilities
  • Teaching opportunities
  • High-end research centers
  • Financial packages
  • Cutting edge curriculum
  • Engaged faculty
  • Prominent visiting artists program
  • Vibrant Baltimore art scene

IMDA just moved to a new studio facility at the historic Lion Brothers Building in the Hollins Market neighborhood of West Baltimore. The studios are designed specifically for artists, where graduate students can build and display ongoing projects. This space also serves as a platform where students take classes and discuss their work during faculty reviews, critique, and one-on-one studio visits with guest artists and critics through IMDAs acclaimed Visiting Artists Lecture Series.

IMDAs facilities support endeavors that include digital fabrication and 3D maker output, distributed networks, games, performances, sculptural objects, prints, photographs, 4k video production, interactive installations, physical computing, public displays, and other socially engaged works.

Financial packages include Research Assistantships in teaching and creative work and are available on a competitive basis. A variety of internal research and merit-based grants to support student work are also available.

For more information, visit imda.umbc.edu.

Contact Vin Grabill at grabill@umbc.edu for information or a tour of our facilities.

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22:15

Yes Vote Disqualified For Dual Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yes has been ruled ineligible to win the SSM postal vote after admitting that it is a citizen of several other languages.

Yes has not taken any steps to denounce its citizenship of the French language where it is known as oui or Spanish where it is called si. We also found that it is entitled to British citizenship as a result of its descent from the old English word gese on its grandfathers side, ruled High Court judge Jess Bench. No is also ineligible due to it being a German citizen called nein and therefore the whole ballot will have to be run again using words with Australian citizenship only.

We will be proposing fuckinay as the replacement for Yes and ya got buckleys as the replacement for No, said ABS representative Jim Sigma. Weve also considered using good onya (non-sarcastic) for Yes and good onya (extremely sarcastic) fo...

22:08

Early November snowfall in the Yosemite valley. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Early November snowfall in the Yosemite valley.
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22:07

The Wende Museum of Cold War-Era Artifacts Reopens in LA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bust collection inside the Wende Museum vault (all images courtesy of the Wende Museum)

Sun-dappled, palm-tree lined Los Angeles may seem to have little in common with gray, gloomy Cold War-era Eastern Europe, but LA is actually home to one of the most impressive collections of artifacts from that period. Founded in 2002 by Justinian Jampol to preserve and document the material culture of the Soviet Bloc, the Wende Museum now boasts a collection of over 100,000 objects, including photography, artwork, and consumer products even a piece of the Berlin Wall that sits opposite LACMA on Wilshire Boulevard.

Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic, Map with Berlin Wall and West Berlin Invasion Plans, labeled Top Secret(1970s1980s), East German

After 15 years of acquisitions, they have outgrown their modest original location, and this weekend marks the opening of their new home in the remodeled National Guard Armory Building in Culver City. The one-acre campus features 13,000 square feet of exhibition and storage space as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.

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22:04

Holistic Doctors Dropping Like Files, 77 DeadBig Pharma, Big Conspiracy? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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22:04

WATER PROCUREMENT "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WATER PROCUREMENT

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Water is one of your most urgent needs in a survival situation. You can' t live long without it, especially in hot areas where you lose water rapidly through perspiration. Even in cold areas, you need a minimum of 2 liters of water each day to maintain efficiency.
More than three-fourths of your body is composed of fluids. Your body loses fluid as a...

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22:01

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

sb277-opposition

The public turned out in mass in California in 2015 to oppose SB277 which removed parental rights to refuse vaccines based on religious or philosophical objections.

by Christina England
Health Impact News

Each time a parent decides to have their child vaccinated, they do so believing that each vaccine has been rigorously tested for vaccine safety and efficacy. Equally, they are of the understanding that their child will be protected from deadly diseases once they have received the vaccine.

In reality, however, vaccines are not being tested for safety before entering the market. This is because the creation of the 1986 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program took all liability away from the pharmaceutical industry and transferred it to the health department. Due to these actions, it is now the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct all the safety testing that the pharmaceutical industry no longer has to do.

Mr. Del Bigtree, producer of the film VAXXED which chronicles the revelations of a CDC whistleblower who revealed that data showing a vaccine-autism connection was covered up, stated on camera that:

We believe that there is a major failure of Health and Human Services (HHS) to do the appropriate safety tests.

Angered by what he believes to be the lack of science and appropriate testing being carried out by the HHS, Mr. Bigtree and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), supported by 55 organizations representing over 5 million people, have taken the unprecedented step of serving a notice to Mr. Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., who is the acting secretary of the HHS department, demanding action to be taken.

This notice, served on October 12, 2017, outlined exactly how the HHS department had failed in their d........

22:00

CO2 Emissions Surge: Greens Disappointed by Economic Growth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Financial Times is disappointed that hitting the Paris targets is looking even less likely, thanks to economic growth driving a rise in CO2 emissions. China recovery pushes greenhouse emissions to global record NOVEMBER 13, 2017 Tobias Buck in Berlin and Lucy Hornby in Beijing Paris targets under threat as

22:00

Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored Dr Bennet Omalu Guest "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bennet Omalu Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu is a Nigerian American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American football players while working at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh. Bennet Omalu discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in former football players, sparking years of denial from the NFL and the creation of a movie about his life's work. For Omalu, the release of Concussion served as the ultimate vindication for years of hard work, and provided a spotlight for other endeavors. Along with his position as chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, he serves as president of Bennet Omalu Pathology, as well as associate clinical professor of pathology at UC Davis Medical Center. Omalu has a new book, Truth Doesnt Have a Side. The book further details the link between football, CTE and other diseases caused by brain trauma.

21:55

Deforestation Causing Extreme Summers Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Despite all the scandals and hysteria, it appears that humans are indeed causing climate change. However, it is not because of lawnmowers, driving, or having the audacity to keep their houses at a comfortable temperature; nor does it have anything to do with human-produced Co2.

One significant danger to the Earth, long known to many legitimate environmentalists who did not get sidetracked by Al Gore and the Club of Rome, is deforestation.

Data released last week by NOAA shows that deforestation is having a significant effect on both the temperature or overall precipitation of the impacted regions. In some regions, deforestation doubled and even quadrupled the frequency of hot, dry summers.

The most extreme readings tended to be found in North America and Europe. NOAA used land surface and atmospheric models to determine the link between deforestation and extreme summers.

Here, the science is simple enough: in places where trees are being cut down en masse, there is less shade and less evaporative coolin...

21:51

Rate the Dress: a ca 1900 day dress gets the blues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last weeks 1750s Robe a la Francaise was far better received than I had anticipated.  I thought the muddy colours and square shape would put people off.  If they werent enough, there was the lacklustre presentation and dreadful wig.

Despite all those, you found the back pleating sufficiently swooshy, and the fabric sufficiently luxurious, to keep all your ratings at 6 and above.  The ratings averaged out at 8.3 out of 10.  8 (or 8.5) was the most commonly rated # for the dress, so for once the ratings reflect the general reaction.

This week: A ca. 1900 day dress

This week Ive chosen something in a nice bright, bold colour: a ca 1900 day dress in deep blue printed silk:

The silhouette of this dress, with its drooping bell sleeves, not-yet-excessive pigeon breast, and gored skirt with ruffled hem, is absolutely typical of fashionable 1900s dress.  The S-curve has yet to reach its most outrageous proportions, but is definitely in evidence.  The only throw-back is t...

21:50

How the Art World, and Art Schools, Are Ripe for Sexual Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Edgar Degas, Interior (The Rape) (186869) (via Wikipedia)

This is not the first time I have written about sexual harassment, and it probably wont be the last. In 1994, I published an account of my experience as a caged Amerindian, a performance I created with Guillermo Gmez-Pea. At the end of my cataloguing of the audiences unexpected reactions to us, I detailed an experience that I had had at the age of 22. That encounter made me understand viscerally just how invested Europeans and Americans were in the racist fantasies that I had explored in the performance. Though that essay has been republished dozens of times and I receive requests for interviews about the performance to this day, no one ever asked me about the perpetrator. I hadnt mentioned his name because he was still alive at the time and I worried that he might retaliate. Hes dead now.

I was sexually accosted by the renowned ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch, who is credited with having invented a better way to look at Africans. At that time he was in his 60s. I was in Paris looking for work and he invited me to a meeting that was supposed to be about a film job. Ironically, he found me by calling my mother in New York, who did not find cause to mistrust the request. Instead of taking me to a meeting with a producer at a nearby restaurant according to the agreed-upon plan, Rouch drove me over an hour away to his house in the countryside in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere. There, he proceeded to strip down to a thong that was partially hidden by his protruding belly, prance about his yard and grill a steak. He handed me a basket and told me to go hunt for nuts and berries as if I were a preindustrial nomad, and ranted on about how he wanted to act out his dreams with me. I stayed in his car, unwilling to join in his theatrics, but puzzled as to how to leave since I had no idea where I was or how to get back to Paris. Since I didnt cooperate, he became antagonistic during the ride back, deriding me as naive, grabbing at me while he drove and eventually tearing my shirt before I opened the car door at a traffic light and ran off.

I had met Rouch at a c...

21:47

Australian Aboriginal symbols found on mysterious 12,000-year-old pillar in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Researcher and author Bruce Fenton now presents a theory that Gbekli Tepe was built by Australian Aborigines.
Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com

21:45

2017 BDS Best Prepper Holiday Gift Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The holiday season is quickly approaching. For me it usually involves a lot of cooking and eating and spending time with my husbands side of the family and our neighbors. The gifts we give are often gift baskets that we put together ourselves and that contain items that we think the received will enjoy. It. . . Read More

21:45

How to use SVG as a Placeholder, and Other Image Loading Techniques "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Generating SVGs from images can be used for placeholders. Keep reading!

Im passionate about image performance optimisation and making images load fast on the web. One of the most interesting areas of exploration is placeholders: what to show when the image hasnt loaded yet.

During the last days I have come across some loading techniques that use SVG, and I would like to describe them in this post.

In this post we will go through these topics:

  • Overview of different types of placeholders
  • SVG-based placeholders (edges, shapes and silhouettes)
  • Automating the process.

Overview of different types of placeholders

In the past I have written about placeholders and lazy-load of images, and also talked about it. When doing lazy-loading of images its a good idea to think about what to render as a placeholder, since it can have a big impact in users perceived performance. In the past I described several options:

Several strategies to fill the area of an image before it loads.

  • Keeping the space empty for the image: In a world of responsive design, this prevents content from jumping around. Those layout changes are bad from a users experience point of view, but also for performance. The browser is forced to do layout re calculations every time it fetches the dimensions of an image, leaving space for it.
  • Placeholder: Imagine that we are displaying a users profile image. We might want to display a silhouette in the background. This is shown while the main image is loaded, but also when that request failed or when the user didnt set any profile picture at all. These images are usually vector-based, and due to their small size are a good candidate to be inlined.
  • Solid colour: Take a colour from the image and use it as the background colour for the placeholder. This can be the dominant colour, the most vibrant The idea is that it is based on the image you are loading and should help making the transition between no image to image loaded smoother.

21:36

Breaking Update! School shootings in California Elementary and Florida Live Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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21:35

Isoliquiritigenin attenuates adipose tissue inflammation in vitro and adipose tissue fibrosis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 15 ;6:23097. Epub 2016 Mar 15. PMID: 26975571 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Attenuates Adipose Tissue Inflammation in vitro and Adipose Tissue Fibrosis through Inhibition of Innate Immune Responses in Mice. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ILG) is a flavonoid derived from Glycyrrhiza uralensis and potently suppresses NLRP3 inflammasome activation resulting in the improvement of diet-induced adipose tissue inflammation. However, whether ILG affects other pathways besides the inflammasome in adipose tissue inflammation is unknown. We here show that ILG suppresses adipose tissue inflammation by affecting the paracrine loop containing saturated fatty acids and TNF- by using a co-culture composed of adipocytes and macrophages. ILG suppressed inflammatory changes induced by the co-culture through inhibition of NF-B activation. This effect was independent of either inhibition of inflammasome activation or activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-. Moreover, ILG suppressed TNF--induced activation of adipocytes, coincident with inhibition of IB phosphorylation. Additionally, TNF--mediated inhibition of Akt phosphorylation under insulin signaling was alleviated by ILG in adipocytes. ILG suppressed palmitic acid-induced activationof macrophages, with decreasing the level of phosphorylated Jnk expression. Intriguingly, ILG improved high fat diet-induced fibrosis in adipose tissue in vivo. Finally, ILG inhibited TLR4- or Mincle-stimulated expression of fibrosis-related genes in stromal vascular fraction from obese adipose tissue and macrophages in vitro. Thus, ILG can suppress adipose tissue inflammation by both inflammasome-dependent and -independent manners and attenuate adipose tissue fibrosis by targeting innate immune sensors.

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21:33

I Was a Child: George H.W. Bush Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristSlowly but surely as the curtain gets peeled back on the Hollywood predators, the light is beginning to turn on the political elite as well. The 41st president of the United States is the latest alleged predator to be outed by a former victim.
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21:25

Georgia resident pressured not to pursue Pagan after-school club "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DEMOREST, Ga. One resident of this small town in Georgia says he has gotten resistance to the idea of starting an after-school religious club for children like his daughter, whom he is rearing Pagan. Elijah Gragg said that when he asked about the possibility, the only response he got was a local Boy Scout leader warning that all after-school activities would be cancelled before a Pagan club would be approved.

Gragg, who says hes been a Pagan since he was 12 years old and now identifies as Kemetic, said he got curious when his kindergartner brought home a flyer promoting the local Good News Club chapter. This club is one of the missions of the Child Evangelical Fellowship, and it has chapters in thousands of schools around the country.

A 2001 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States made it legal for after-school religious programs, like the Good News Club, to operate on school grounds for enrichment purposes.

Since that ruling, the Good News Club has garnered plenty of criticism.There has even an effort in some areas to start an After-School Satan club in response with only marginal success.

Gragg said, Shes only been in school about a month and a half.  When Gragg read the flyer, he started wondering about how to similarly support her religious education in the schools. He said that he asked at the board of education about how he might start a Pagan club for students.

I was told they dont make those policies, and he was referred to Fairview Elementary principal Jennifer Chitwood. He left a message, but never heard back.

What he did get, however, was a visit from a local volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, a man named Ian Nesbit. I know the guy, but we are not friends, Gragg said, and he was not expecting Nesbit, in his scouting uniform, to knock on his door on the afternoon of Sept. 28.

He told me that [district officials] would shut down all after-school activities rather than allow a Pagan club to be created, recalls Gragg. He believes that Nesbit was there as a way to apply pressure to stop Gragg from pursuing the idea.

TWH left a voice mail message for the principal, but no call in response was received by press time. When sch...

21:23

Can being Alone save us from Feeling Lonely? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We all have had moments of enjoying our solitude, feeling complete and fulfilled in our own presence. We all have also probably had those moments of feeling lonely and fragmented despite being surrounded by people.

21:23

In5D Alternative News for November 14 , 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

The post In5D Alternative News for November 14 , 2017 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

21:23

The ATF approval process...How does this process work? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was on PWS website today looking around. I happened to look at a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR), ~11 inches, and this was on it:
"This is a factory SBR and must be ATF form 3 transferred to a Class 3/NFA dealer in order to be form 4 transferred to individuals."

How does this process work?

  1. You purchase the gun and they give you a serial number
  2. You pass them the serial number and they ship the gun to an FFL of your choice using a Form 3 who sits on the firearm.
  3. You submit a...

The ATF approval process...How does this process work?

21:22

These results suggest that Isoliquiritigenin may be beneficial for the treatment of mucosal inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Arch Pharm Res. 2016 Oct ;39(10):1465-1471. Epub 2016 Aug 18. PMID: 27539609 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin suppresses tumor necrosis factor--induced inflammation via peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- in intestinal epithelial cells. Abstract:  Intestinal epithelial cells play an important role in the mucosal immune reaction in inflammatory bowel diseases via the expression of inflammatory mediators, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1). Isoliquiritigenin (ISL; 4,2',4'-trihydroxychalcone) has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in murine macrophage cells. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory properties of ISL in intestinal epithelial cells and determined its mechanism of action. ISL suppressed the expression of COX-2 and ICAM-1 in tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-) stimulated intestinal epithelium HT-29 cells. It also induced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- (PPAR) protein expression. Moreover, using a PPAR antagonist, GW9662, we found that the regulation of COX-2 and ICAM-1 expression by ISL in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells is mediated via PPAR expression. A signal transduction study revealed that ISL significantly attenuates TNF--mediated JNK phosphorylation. ISL-induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation was associated with PPAR expression. Additionally, both the inhibitory effect on COX-2 and ICAM-1 expression and the inductionof PPAR expression by ISL in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells was abolished by the addition of U0126, a specific ERK1/2 inhibitor. Collectively, ISL-induced PPAR mediated, at least partially, the suppression of intestinal inflammation. These results suggest that ISL may be beneficial for the treatment of mucosal inflammation.

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21:16

Dances of Doom and Transcendence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(screenshot courtesy Gillian Walsh)

Dance movements are notoriously difficult to depict and record. Louis XIV, the great innovator and supporter of the ballets de cour that would become what we now recognize generally as ballet, commissioned the choreographer and composer Pierre Beauchamp to create a notation system; its elaborate diagrams mark turns, steps, floor patterns, entrances, and exits. In the 20th century, the wonderfully modernist marks of Labanotation approximated the ordered movements of dances through a set of binary oppositions in specific qualitative dimensions: Space (Direct/Indirect); Weight (Strong/Light); Time (Sudden/ Sustained); and Flow (Bound/Free).

Gillian Walsh has been interested in these themes of structural lineages and oppositions: the inside and outside of a dancer in a dance, whats visible and whats hidden, what we are supposed to see and not, how and why we attribute merit and value. This weekend, Danspace Project presents Walshs Moon Fate Sin, as part of Performa 17. Walsh plumbs deeply the hope and lure of the mystical amid global chaos; darker, more primal concerns take over from coolly cerebral strategies. With wide-ranging movement styles and themes of  early psychoanalytic theory, occultist beliefs, and premonitions on the onset of world war, there may be no smarter way of dancing at the precipice.

When: Thursday November 16Saturday November 18 at 8pm
Where:...

21:15

The Ethics of Landscape Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ive wondered for a long time what it means to be an ethical landscape photographer. Sure, this field isnt known for its wide-reaching moral dilemmas or particularly sticky situations, but the question still deserves attention.

As landscape photographers, we are in a rare position to show the Earths most amazing places to an audience of countless people. It makes sense to me that we should do so with respect.

One of the most important rules? Dont cause harm not in the field, and, perhaps, not even in post-production.

In the Field

What you find to be acceptable conduct in photography might change day-to-day, or even depending upon the sorts of people around you. There is a vague, ever-shifting line that most photographers try not to cross, but it isnt necessarily easy to define or enforce upon yourself.

My hope, though, is that all photographers can agree on the most basic of limits: Dont do lasting damage to the landscape that youre photographing. If you return to the same place a year later and see traces of harm you caused in the past, you very likely made a severe mistake (and, if youre on National Park land, potentially violated the law).

Yet, we still see cases of tourists driving across the Death Valley racetrack playa, and photographers burning irreplaceable archways. Is it that they do not accept such a simple statement as part of their moral codes? Or are they so overwhelmed by a beautiful scene that they forget to act rationally?

A beautiful scene can be thrilling (and sometimes overwhelming), but it shouldnt stop you from thinking or acting intelligently.

It is natural to place all immoral photographers in the first group selfish people who do not care about their impact on a beautiful place. But, as someone who has spent a huge part of my life as a landscape photographer, I know firsthand how easy it can be to get swept away by an amazing sight. I dont think that many photographers, if any, actively believe that it is acceptable to damage a landscape beyond repair, o...

21:12

Red propolis can be a potential alternative therapeutic treatment against Chagas disease and some types of cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(3):e0172585. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PMID: 28358806 Abstract Title:  Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and cytotoxic properties of various Brazilian propolis extracts. Abstract:  Propolis is known for its biological properties and its preparations have been continuously investigated in an attempt to solve the problem of their standardization, an issue that limits the use of propolis in food and pharmaceutical industries. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and cytotoxic effects of extracts of red, green, and brown propolis from different regions of Brazil, obtained by ethanolic and supercritical extraction methods. We found that propolis extracts obtained by both these methods showed concentration-dependent antioxidant activity. The extracts obtained by ethanolic extraction showed higher antioxidant activity than that shown by the extracts obtained by supercritical extraction. Ethanolic extracts of red propolis exhibited up to 98% of the maximum antioxidant activity at the highest extract concentration. Red propolis extracts obtained by ethanolic and supercritical methods showed the highest levels of antimicrobial activity against several bacteria. Most extracts demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. None of the extracts analyzed showed activity against Escherichia coli or Candida albicans. An inhibitory effect of all tested ethanolic extracts on the growth of Trypanosoma cruzi Y strain epimastigotes was observed in the first 24 h. However, after 96 h, a persistent inhibitory effect was detected only for red propolis samples. Only ethanolic extracts of red propolis samples R01Et.B2 and R02Et.B2 showed a cytotoxic effect against all four cancer cell lines tested (HL-60, HCT-116, OVCAR-8, and SF-295), indicating that red propolis extracts have great cytotoxic potential. The biological effects of ethanolic extracts of red propolis revealed in the present study suggest that red propolis can be a potential alternative therapeutic treatment against Chagas disease and some types of cancer, although high activity of red propolis in vitro needs to be confirmed by future in vivo investigations.

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21:11

Fluoride petition circulates Edgartown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Edgartown board of healths decision to add fluoride to the town water supply has sparked outrage from the community.

It should have been brought before the voters, and not been done behind closed doors, Water commission superintendent Bill Chapman said in a phone conversation with The Times.

On Oct. 10, board of health members Harold Zadeh and Dr. Garrett Orazem voted in favor of adding fluoride, and Kathie Case abstained. According to Massachusetts general law, 10 percent of the 3,628 registered voters must petition the boards decision in less than 90 days, otherwise fluoride will be added to the water supply. The town has until mid-January.

In my opinion, said Edgartown resident Heidi Boyd, It doesnt seem fair that two people on the board of health made this decision for the whole town of Edgartown. I looked back at the minutes from the meeting, and the fluoride talk began in February, and we, the townspeople, are now just finding out about it in November. I work in the town hall, and I didnt hear a peep. Its an enormous decision and we should have a say.

The petition is active, and concerned residents are trying to spread the word. Last Saturday, Nov. 11, David and Megan Burke helped organize a drive-through petition signing.

Its tough, Mr. Burke said. A good portion of registered voters are snowbirds and leave the area. Its also been on public record that less than 10 percent of registered voters show up at town meeting. Its going to be difficult to obtain these signatures.

Petitioners are expected to be outside Tuesdays regularly scheduled water commissioners meeting at 3 pm. The board of health and the water department are scheduled to discuss their positions on fluoridation.

 

21:09

Blockchain in Cyprus: Active Steps towards a New Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For many years, Cyprus has been the Europe financial center due to the advantageous geographical location and beneficial taxing system with no double taxation. The country has never lacked talents: several educational establishments graduate specialists in economy and finance.

In 2013, the country suffered a debt crisis that paralyzed the Central Bank. In addition, the taxation on bank deposits was approved. These aspects lowered the republic position in the financial world. Nevertheless, such new technologies as cryptocurrencies and blockchain are warmly welcomed. Nowadays, Cyprus rides on a wave of decentralized economy. The country is attractive to blockchain startups and is likely to be among the pioneers of blockchain inclusion in the government control.

Cryptocurrency introduction as a reaction to the banking crisis

It is bitcoin that shown the existence of decentralized technologies to the majority of the Cypriots. The banking crisis in 2013 made people look for alternative ways of funds storage. In those days, bitcoin was steadily increasing, thus, more attractive compared to bank deposits. Currently, the Cypruss economy is stable but the number of traders and owners of digital currency doesnt decrease. That is another reason why the Cypriots have a positive stance on blockchain innovations: they understand how it works.

Blockchain infrastructure in the country

The Cyprian pearl is a unique educational establishment the University of Nicosia. Since 2013, its students can pay for studying with bitcoins. The University hosts student clubs for blockchain and cryptocurrencies enthusiasts as well as lectures on related topics. By the way, a scientific degree Master of Science in Digital Currency was approved here in 2014. Cyprus is where a cryptocurrency exchange Authenta Trade is located. It was purchased by a well-known American cryptocurrency investor Costas Inc. Currently, the exchange successfully operates and permits clients to conduct transactions both with digital and fiat currencies.

 Also, many blockchain startups and companies (local and foreign) that attract funds via ICO are registered namely in Cyprus. In 2017, a new player entered the market of the country a fintech startup Lykke. The company plans to offer a wide range of financial tools.

Programs and perspectives

As reported by Head of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (Cysec) Demetra Kalogerou in late October, the country is going to use blockchain in digital payments in the coming years. According to the expert, this revolutionary way would be a gateway to transfer assets to foreign exchanges. The regulation of companies that trade assets with cryptocurrencies has already been developed. The state au...

21:08

Studies Show That Husbands Stress Women Twice As Much As Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A middle-aged man jokes with his work friends, saying, I love being a dad- I have 2 great kids. but my wife has 3! The group might laugh and allow the conversation to move on, but the truth is, many women today really do feel like theyre left to parent their partners instead of relying... View Article

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21:00

Europe Is The Prime Example Of What Is Coming To The United States: This Modern Invasion Makes Saladins Armies Pale In Comparison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Normally this topic is covered gingerly, and with the 1st Amendment of the Constitution having been subverted by political-social correctness doctrines, it is sure to draw unwanted attention. Europe is the prime example of what is coming to the United States. Countries such as Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Francethe heart of Warrior-Crusader Europe in Medieval timeshave absolutely kowtowed to what is nothing less than a Muslim invasion. This modern invasion makes Saladins armies pale in comparison.

The news is reporting the giveaway of traditionally Christian lands of European states to Muslim aliens crossing borders ceaselessly: on foot, by train, by plane, by carby boat. This is a mass exodus in all directions, targeting all nations. Oligarchs such as Soros, and Politicos such as Merkel are fostering this exodus, backed up by the International Court of The Hague.

The socialist-progressives want to destroy the ethnic homogeneity and religion, language, and culture of these nations to usher in globalism with the goal of railing in and controlling the Islamist extremists later (an organizing the organized strategy of Alinsky).

It will backfire on them. The Islamists will come in and establish a foothold, and anyone that does not submit among the unbelievers (the al-Harb, as non-Muslims are called) will be dealt with. Dar al-Harb is the house of war, phonetically translated from the Arabic. Take note of a close similarity to dal al-Garb, or house of the west. The two are interchangeable, due to the philosophy/doctrine that holds for jihad, or Holy War, an institution of warfare meant to extend the rule of Islam into the dar-al-harbinto the lands of the gentile unbelievers.

Guess what? Theyre doing it. America is beset from within by communists and socialists under the guise of progressivism who wish to completely destroy the borders, language, and culture of the United States. Their plan to use Alinskys organizing the organized and then deal with the Islamists later?

It is being used by the Islamists on them, in reverse.

Here is what they see: the proof of what is in the heart of the average man. I present to you a heated discourse between...

Europe Is The Prime Example Of What Is Coming To The United States: This Modern Invasion Makes Saladins Armies Pale In Comparison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

earth-bomb1

Normally this topic is covered gingerly, and with the 1st Amendment of the Constitution having been subverted by political-social correctness doctrines, it is sure to draw unwanted attention. Europe is the prime example of what is coming to the United States. Countries such as Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Francethe heart of Warrior-Crusader Europe in Medieval timeshave absolutely kowtowed to what is nothing less than a Muslim invasion. This modern invasion makes Saladins armies pale in comparison.

The news is reporting the giveaway of traditionally Christian lands of European states to Muslim aliens crossing borders ceaselessly: on foot, by train, by plane, by carby boat. This is a mass exodus in all directions, targeting all nations. Oligarchs such as Soros, and Politicos such as Merkel are fostering this exodus, backed up by the International Court of The Hague.

The socialist-progressives want to destroy the ethnic homogeneity and religion, language, and culture of these nations to usher in globalism with the goal of railing in and controlling the Islamist extremists later (an organizing the organized strategy of Alinsky).

It will backfire on them. The Islamists will come in and establish a foothold, and anyone that does not submit among the unbelievers (the al-Harb, as non-Muslims are called) will be dealt with. Dar al-Harb is the house of war, phonetically translated from the Arabic. Take note of a close similarity to dal al-Garb, or house of the west. The two are interchangeable, due to the philosophy/doctrine that holds for jihad, or Holy War, an institution of warfare meant to extend the rule of Islam into the dar-al-harbinto the lands of the gentile unbelievers.

Guess what? Theyre doing it. America is beset from within by communists and socialists under the guise of progressivism who wish to completely destroy the borders, language, and culture of the United States. Their plan to use Alinskys organizing the organized and then deal with the Islamists later?

It is being used by the Islamists on them, in reverse.

Here is what they see: the proof of what is in the heart of the average man. I present to you a heated discourse between two individual commenters on Tess Penningtons Ready Nutrition website. You can visit the comments section under the article...

21:00

(Part IV) Massive Intel Drops on 4Chan by Individual(s) with Highest Level Q Clearance & Other Updates (UPDATED) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Jonathan Carty) I must reiterate that it is important to exercise discernment when coming across this or any information you find. Q did mention that disinformation is real and necessary. I would also ask again that you be forgiving if I leave something out, I assure you it is unintentional. I only have benevolent intentions here.
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21:00

FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure Patients With Mental Health Issues Take Their Meds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

digital-pill

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will ensure that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first bill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body.  The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical big brother. You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth. The patch also records activity levels, sleeping patterns, steps taken, activity, and heart rate, and must be replaced every seven days. The patients doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The patient can revoke access at any time. The Verge

Is it really hard to understand why people are raising concerns about privacy over this new pill? The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly. According to ...

FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure Patients With Mental Health Issues Take Their Meds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

digital-pill

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will ensure that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first bill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body.  The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical big brother. You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth. The patch also records activity levels, sleeping patterns, steps taken, activity, and heart rate, and must be replaced every seven days. The patients doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The patient can revoke access at any time. The Verge

Is it really hard to understand why people are raising concerns about privacy over this new pill? The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly. According to the IMS Institutes estimates, the improper and unnecessary use of medicine cost the US healthcare sector over $200 billion in 2012.

But, the approval also opens the door for pills that are used for other condi...

20:57

Kaspersky Lab and Parity Technologies Launch Blockchain-Based Voting System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kaspersky Lab and Parity Technologies Launch Blockchain-Based Voting System

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab unveiled Polys, a secure online voting system based on blockchain technology and backed with transparent crypto algorithms, at the companys annual Cybersecurity Weekend event in Dublin.

[Online] voting imposes extremely stringent requirements on the security of every aspect of voting, notes the Polys website. We believe that the blockchain technology is the missing link in the architecture of a viable online voting system.

In our Kaspersky Lab Business Incubator were supporting both internal and external teams in developing bright ideas and technologies, which can be implemented in various areas where safety and security are important, said Vartan Minasyan, Head of Investment and Innovation at Kaspersky Lab.

One such area is online voting and, when exploring the possible implementations of blockchain in particular, our team realized that this technology combined with the companys cybersecurity expertise could solve key problems related to the privacy, transparency and security of online voting. Were excited that we have been able to create a suitable environment for this internal innovation.

At the moment, Polys offers a free web-based dashboard to create an online vote with two options: majority vote, in which the option that gets the majority of votes wins, and cumulative vote, in which the voter has multiple votes....

20:48

Red propolis fractions contain candidate agents for adjuvant cancer treatment. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Jul ;91:951-963. Epub 2017 May 13. PMID: 28514834 Abstract Title:  Antitumor activity of Brazilian red propolis fractions against Hep-2 cancer cell line. Abstract:  Continuous increases in the rates of tumor diseases have highlighted the need for identification of novel and inexpensive antitumor agents from natural sources. In this study, we investigated the effects of enriched fraction from hydroalcoholic Brazilian red propolis extract against Hep-2 cancer cell line. Initially 201 fractions were arranged in 12 groups according to their chromatographic characteristics (A-L). After an in vitro cell viability screening, J and L were further selected as promising enriched fractions for this study. The chemical characterization was performed and Biochanin A, Formononetin, and Liquiritigenin compounds were quantified. Through MTT viability assay and morphological changes observed by Giemsa and DAPI staining, the results showed that red propolis inhibited cancer cells growth. Flow cytometry results indicated effects that were partly mediated through programmed cell death as confirmed by externalization of phosphatidylserine, DNA cleaved assay, increase at SUB G1-G0 phase in cell cycle analysis and loss of mitochondrial membrane potential. In conclusion, our results demonstrated that red propolis enriched fractions promoted apoptotic effects in human cancer cells through the mechanisms involving mitochondrial perturbation. Therefore, red propolis fractions contain candidate agents for adjuvant cancer treatment, which further studies should elucidate the comprehensive mechanistic pathways.

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20:45

Aerial Photos Taken From Helicopter Reveal the Stunning Symmetry of Airports "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Southern California Logistics Airport

Southern California Logistics Airport

As with many aviation fanatics, photographer Mike Kelleys fascination with air travel started when he was a child, and it's never slowed down. We were first introduced to Kelley's work through his viral composite photograph of arrivals and departures at LAX, which then translated into his project on airports around the worldAirportraitsNow he's back in California, with a new striking series that captures airports and boneyards from a new vantage point.

For Life Cycles, Kelley hired a helicopter to fly over LAX, the Southern California Logistics Airport, and Seattle's Boeing Field/King County International Airport, as well as the Mojave and Victorville boneyards. Building on his desire to demonstrate the complexity and scale of modern air travel, Kelley's photographs are a symphony of symmetry. His carefully composed shots show careful attention to the architecture of the planes and surrounding structures, creating compositions that are both intriguing and artistic.

Of course, obtaining permissions to fly over these spaces is not easy, but Kelley has continuously cultivated his relationship with LAX since his initial image went viral in 2014. Working with the airport to shoot imagery for marketing campaigns, he's also cultivated the relationships that allow him to carry out these personal projects. For Life Cycle, Kelley shows these majestic airplanes in all their glory, from their flying days at bustling terminals to being repairedor put to restat the boneyards.

The sum of human knowledge, effort, and effort to get these birds built, flown, and retired is enormous, Kelley tells My Modern Met via email. While we are locked in a dingy terminal or griping about TSA lines, we're surrounded by an incredible infrastructure that's almost impossible to comprehend from ground l...

20:43

RAW Power: An iOS RAW Processor by the ex-Lead of Apple Aperture "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gentlemen Coders, creators of Apple-compatible software for photographers, has introduced its new RAW Power app for iPhones and iPads. The program allows for the editing of RAW files on Apple smartphones and tablets.

RAW Power is a free app with a few optional premium features available Depth Effect, Curves, and White Balance tools are enabled for a one-time cost of $10.

We constantly hear from photographers how much they want to edit the RAW images in their iOS or iCloud photo libraries using the kind of advanced tools they are accustomed to using on the desktop, says Nik Bhatt, Founder of Gentlemen Coders and former leader of the Aperture and iPhoto teams. Using our deep experience with Apples RAW Engine, we have created a powerful, easy-to-use editing app that seamlessly integrates with the built-in Photo apps on iOS and Mac.

Enabling non-destructive RAW adjustments on iOS devices will no doubt make life easier for photographers who have little time to sit down at a computer. RAW Power has 8 different sliders, including the ability to apply noise reduction.

The built-in histograms will show clipped areas in the shadows and highlights of an image, making for quicker analysis and processing of an image.

Adjustments can be copied and pasted between different images, and a wide-gamut imaging engine allows for zooming up to 800%.

RAW Power supports hundreds of RAW formats, including DNG and iPhones own RAW files.

The apps premium Depth Map feature allows users to take advantage of the dual camera offered on certain iPhones. It lets you adjust the foreground or background highlights and shadows in isolation of each other.

...

20:38

Isoliquiritigenin exhibits anti-proliferative properties in the pituitary independent of estrogen receptor function. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2016 Dec 15 ;313:204-214. Epub 2016 Oct 3. PMID: 27702603 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin exhibits anti-proliferative properties in the pituitary independent of estrogen receptor function. Abstract:  The plant flavonoid isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a botanical estrogen widely taken as an herbal supplement to ease the symptoms of menopause. ISL has been also shown to have anti-tumor properties in a number of cancer cell backgrounds. However, the effects of ISL on normal cells are less well known and virtually unstudied in the context of the pituitary gland. We have established a pituitary explant culture model to screen chemical agents for gene expression changes within the pituitary gland during a period of active proliferation and differentiation. Using this whole-organ culture system we found ISL to be weakly estrogenic based on its ability to induce Cckar mRNA expression, an estrogen receptor (ER) mediated gene. Using a range of ISL from 200nM to 200M, we discovered that ISL promoted cell proliferation at a low concentration, yet potently inhibited proliferation at the highest concentration. ICI 182,780 failed to antagonize ISL's repression of pituitary cell proliferation, indicating the effect is independent of ER signaling. Coincident witha decrease in proliferating cells, we observed down-regulation of transcript for cyclin D2 and E2 and a strong induction of mRNA and protein for the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor Cdkn1a (p21). Importantly, high dose ISL did not alter the balance of progenitor vs. differentiated cell types withinthe pituitary explants and they seemed otherwise healthy; however, TUNEL staining revealed an increase in apoptotic cell death in ISL treated cultures. Our results merit further examination of ISL as an anti-tumor agent in the pituitary gland.

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20:35

Holistic Doctor and Entire Family Found Shot Dead in Arizona Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Holistic Doctor and Entire Family Found Shot Dead in Arizona Home For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Yet another holistic doctor has unfortunately passed away. The deaths of  Annie Fairbanks, husband Jason Fairbanks, both 39 years old, their 3-year-old daughter, and 9-month-old son are shocking the natural health community. They were killed by apparent gunshot wounds which police were quick to rule a murder, suicide. Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department []

Source: Holistic Doctor and Entire Family Found Shot Dead in Arizona Home Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

20:30

BTC Trading for $12.5K In Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin is trading at a huge premium in Zimbabwe, where hyperinflation has left locals in need of a stable and usable currency.

20:22

Tor Browser 7.0.10 is released "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tor Browser 7.0.10 is released boklm November 14, 2017

Tor Browser 7.0.10 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

This...

Tor Browser 7.0.10 is released

20:20

Morgan Stanley Predicts 2018 Plunge in GPU Mining Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptominers will likely purchase fewer graphics cards in 2018 as ethereum's hard forks make mining a less profitable exercise.

20:20

EMOAF S.O.M | Back To Basics Bibliology: Course 8: The Holy Spirits Role in the Scriptures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Session 4 Exegesis One: Bibliology The Doctrine of the Scriptures
Course 8: The Holy Spirits Role in the Scriptures

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Thank you and the Lord richly bless you as you continue to walk in His ways

20:19

Dog Was So Skinny Because He Refused To Leave Best Friend's Side "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spyder started life neglected and ignored before being dumped on the streets of North Carolina. He was abandoned along with his friend and unfortunately his friend didnt make it but even after his friend had passed, Spyder stayed by his side, refusing to leave his best friend all alone. 

Credit: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Poor Spyder was starving and dehydrated, but still stayed with his friend instead of going off to try and find help. His sense of loyalty was too strong, and he couldnt bear to leave his friend behind. Finally, someone noticed him clinging to his friend, and immediately called for help. Animal control was able to come out and rescue him, and take him to a local shelter to finally get the care he needed. 

He was very wary of people when he was picked up but I think also relieved to see help because he was so weak and emaciated himself and covered in open wounds, Jacquelyn OSullivan of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC told The Dodo. He wouldn't have made it much longer on his own, especially out there alone. 

Credit: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

Since the scared little dog was found on Halloween, and was also all black, rescuers decided to name him Spyder. 

Credit: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

After being examined at the shelter, staff found that Spyder had parasites, overgrown nails, patches of missing fur and infected wounds all over his body. He had a body score of one out of nine, meaning he was severely emaciated, and was also dehydrated and anemic. The shelter was worried the 11-month-old dog was a bit too medically challenged for...

20:06

Adam Back: Bitcoin Block Size Increase in Mid-Term is Possible "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Core development team has not been fundamentally opposed to on-chain bitcoin scaling

20:04

Sony a7R III: The Star Eater is No More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sonys latest mirrorless cameras have incredible specs and glowing reviews, but astrophotographers have been complaining about a star eater issue in which stars are mistaken for noise and removed from long exposure photos. Theres some good news, though: it looks like the new Sony a7R III doesnt have the star eater problem.

In case you havent been following along with the star eater fiasco, heres the gist: in August 2016, firmware updates released for the a7R II and a7S II included a spacial filtering feature that removes noise for exposures longer than a few seconds. But photographers discovered that the feature would remove stars in the process, and the problem became known as the star eater issue.

Sony finally released firmware updates in June 2017 that were supposed to fix the problem, but photographers subsequently reported that their updated cameras were still eating stars.

The new Sony a7R III was announced last month and attracted a considerable amount of attention for its specs and features, but astrophotographers naturally began wondering whether it would have an issue with long exposure astrophotography.

Photographer Drew Geraci just tested the camera (an actual production model) and shot two photos at 3.2 seconds and 10 seconds, respectively, at ISO 12,800.

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19:55

First-ever statewide school buffer zone for pesticide drift "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

California pesticide drift schools

California announces new rule to reduce schoolkids' exposure to hazardous agricultural pesticides. Learn more

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19:51

Bunny & Carrot Pattern Now For Sale! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"




Hello friends! I am very excited to announce that you can now buy the Bunny & Carrot sewing pattern! Eeeeeeee!



First, a quick nuts-and-bolts overview:

Q: How big are the Bunny and Carrot?
A:
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19:46

Two Paper Art Shows: The Nature of Money and Paper Heroes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Longtime readers will remember that each year about this time we have the opportunity to admire a new paper sculpture collection by Seattle artist Patty Grazini. Flowers, birds, butterflies and...

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19:43

The season in which propolis and its botanical source are collected influences its chemical compositions and antibacterial activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2017 Jun ;31(11):1318-1324. Epub 2016 Oct 4. PMID: 27701899 Abstract Title:  The effect of seasons on Brazilian red propolis and its botanical source: chemical composition and antibacterial activity. Abstract:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of seasons on the chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Brazilian red propolis (BRP) and its plant source. BRP was collected from Maceio, Alagoas state, north-east of Brazil, during one year. Chemical composition was determined by physicochemical analyses and HPLC while antimicrobial activity was assessed against Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Staphylococcus aureus and Actinomyces naeslundii by determining the minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentrations (MIC and MBC, respectively). The comparative chemical profiles varied quantitatively according to the collection period. Formononetin was the most abundant compound in both propolis and resin, while isoliquiritigenin, (3S)-neovestitol, (3S)-vestitol are suggested to be responsible for antimicrobial activity of Brazilian red propolis. MIC varied from 15.6 to 125 g/mL, whereas MBC varied from 31.2 to 500 g/mL. Therefore, season in which propolis and its botanical source are collected indeed influences their chemical compositions, resulting in variations in their antibacterial activity.

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19:40

Water Protectors Blockade St. Louis Wells Fargo in Solidarity with Camp Makwa "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

submitted by Earth Defense Coalition / Earth First! Newswire

Earlier this morningNovember 14, 2017five water protectors took action in solidarity with frontline Indigenous resistance efforts at Camp Makwa in Northern Minnesota to stop the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline in. The activists locked down to each other with lockboxes and used their bodies to disrupt business as usual at Wells Fargo, one of the major financial players behind this genocidal, extractive fossil fuel project. Wells Fargo has $743 million invested in Enbridge, which funds many tar sands projects including their Line 3 tar sands pipeline.

This action is one of hundreds that have taken place across the globe to call for divestment from financial institutions invested in the destructive fossil fuel industry.

Wells Fargo is just another institution that continues to make blood money off of fossil fuels at a time when scientists are telling us that we must make a just transition to renewables. Another institution that continues to make blood money off of Indigenous genocide, said a spokesperson for Earth Defense Coalition.

The water protector...

19:30

VIABET Launches Token Pre-Sale, Plans to Raise over $2M "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gambling has come a long way. This year, online gambling is expected to generate $50.65 billion dollars and jump to $56.05 billion in 2018. Thats a lot of money. Just for comparisons sake, Disney generated $52.47 billion last year.

If youre an avid gamer, youve probably heard of the concept of provable fairness, decentralised gambling and something that has been the flavour of the year 0% edge gambling. Its no secret, blockchain is the future of online gambling, but have you ever heard of cloud-betting? Well, theres a first time for everything! A paradigm shift in the way we view online gambling is approaching.

Launch Your Own Games with VIABET

Have you ever been to a casino? They say the house always wins right? Well, what if there was an autonomous platform which allowed PLAYERS to launch their own casino games? Changes everything right? Ever wanted to create your own dice site? No problem! You can do that with VIABET.

VIABET acts as the technological launching pad that allows regular players as well as gaming companies to create and launch their own casino games. Similar to the way Ethereum created a world running on DApps. VIABET aims to create a transparent and incentivised platform which proves itself to the world by remapping the online gambling industry. The platform is powered by an Ethereum-based ERC20 protocol token called VIA (XVIA) guaranteeing absolute casino transparency.

What makes VIABET unique

 VIABET offers the worlds first cloud betting service. They believe that cloud betting is the evolution and the next logical step to decentralised, provably fair and 0% edge gambling casinos. The ability to create, launch and host your own casino games is something thats unheard of in the gambling world.

Verifying transactions over blockchain ensures that no single player holds an advantage at any stage of the gambling process. This provides greater resilience against fraud and prevents manipulation. Transactions on the blockchain are also transparent to others and are therefore verifiable.

The great thing about VIABET is that you set your own bankroll. You can even setup a game with $10 if you really wanted and earn interest with no risk. Theres actually multiple ways to become the house using the platform. You can have higher risk/reward depending on your preferences. You can launch multiple casino games....

19:28

Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

At least 25 people have been injured after severe storm accompanied by a tornado caused extensive damage to homes, vehicles and farms in southwestern Turkey late Monday into Tuesday (local time), November 14, 2017. The storm destroyed numerous roofs and uprooted...... Read more

Deadly windstorm hits Washington and B.C., knocks out power to 180 000 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong low pressure system swept through western Washington and British Columbia on Monday, November 13, 2017, killing at least 1 person and seriously injuring several others. It was the most powerful storm to hit the region so far this fall. The National Weather...... Read more

4 sperm whales dead after mass stranding in Sumatra "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Four sperm whales were reported to have died Tuesday following a mass stranding on a beach on the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia. A group of 10 sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) was spotted on Ujong Kareung beach in Aceh province on Monday morning, according to WWF-Indonesia, which has been monitoring attempts to rescue the animals. Officials from the Navy, fisheries ministry and local government deployed teams and worked with residents and NGOs to try to push and tow the stranded whales back out into deeper water. Two of the whales were reportedly injured, while the others risked suffocation and organ failure from being stuck in shallow waters for too long, according to Arman, a veterinarian from the Center for Wildlife Studies at the Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital. Four of the stranded sperm whales died after being stuck for several hours in the shallow waters off the beach. Photo courtesy of WWF-Indonesia. Seven whales were pushed back out into deeper water between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, according to Whale Stranding Indonesia, a marine mammal conservation organization based in Jakarta, which has also been monitoring the rescue. However, one of them returned to the beach. By Tuesday afternoon, the four stranded whales were dead, according to WWF-Indonesia. We are coordinating with veterinarians to conduct a necropsy on the dead four whales, the NGO said. We are also using drones to monitor the six whales that survived. It is not yet clear why the whales swam

19:25

Both quercetin and isoliquiritigenin exhibited anti-cancer effects on Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Molecules. 2016 Sep 26 ;21(10). Epub 2016 Sep 26. PMID: 27681719 Abstract Title:  Anti-Cancer Effect of Quercetin in Xenograft Models with EBV-Associated Human Gastric Carcinoma. Abstract:  Licorice extracts have been widely used in herbal and folk medications. Glycyrrhiza contains diverse range of biological compounds including triterpenes (glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid) and flavonoids (quercetin, liquiritin, liquiritigenin, glabridin, licoricidin, isoliquiritigenin). The flavonoids in licorice are known to have strong anti-cancer activities. Quercetin, the most abundant flavonoid, has been shown to have anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection can lead to serious malignancies, such as, Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and gastric carcinoma(GC), and (Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric carcinoma) EBVaGC is one of the most common EBV-associated cancers. In this study, the authors first examined the anti-cancer effects of quercetin and isoliquiritigenin in vivo xenograft animal models implanted with EBV(+) human gastric carcinoma (SNU719) or EBV(-) human gastric carcinoma (MKN74), and then explored the molecular mechanisms responsible for their anti-cancer activities. The results obtained showed that anti-cancer effect of quercetin was greater than isoliquiritigenin in mice injected with EBV(+) human gastric carcinoma (SNU719) cells. On the other hand, quercetin and isoliquiritigenin had similar anti-cancer effects in mice injected with EBV(-) human gastric carcinoma (MKN74) cells. Interestingly, quercetin inhibited EBV viral protein expressions, including EBNA-1 and LMP-2 proteins in tumor tissues from mice injected with EBV(+) human gastric carcinoma. Quercetin more effectively induced p53-dependent apoptosis than isoliquiritigenin in EBV(+) human gastric carcinoma, and this induction was correlated with increased expressions of the cleaved forms of caspase-3, -9, and Parp. In EBV(-)human gastric carcinoma (MKN74), both quercetin and isoliquiritigenin induced the expressions of p53, Bax, and Puma and the cleaved forms of caspase-3 and -9 and Parp at similar levels.

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19:10

FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia: Crimes Against Nature Expert Witnesses II "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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19:08

This 12 Year Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: This 12 Year Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

by CAREY WEDLER A twelve-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency to legalize cannabis across the country. Alexis Bortell developed epilepsy at the age of seven, and FDA-approved medications failed to improve her condition. She suffered from multiple seizures per day, and doctors were considering []

Source: This 12 Year Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

19:08

Campaign to Restore Child Health: Vaccines in Pregnancy Not Tested for Safety "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In recent years the CDC has made recommendations that women receive flu vaccines and TDaP vaccines during their pregnancy even though the package inserts state there are no long term safety studies to justify this practice. Mothers are reporting miscarriage, pre-term labor and health issues for themselves and their children following these vaccines. A recent CDC study found that pregnant women vaccinated with the influenza vaccine had 2 times greater odds of miscarrying their babies compared to women who did not receive flu vaccine. Heres one mothers story of her twins after a flu vaccine in pregnancy. Share your story and hashtag it #restorechildhealth #worldmercuryproject.

Also watch Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. launch the Campaign to Restore Child Health

The post Campaign to Restore Child Health: Vaccines in Pregnancy Not Tested for Safety appeared first on World Mercury Project.

19:06

State Department stonewalling on Paris Accord FOIA docs, gets sued, again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues State Department Again Over Paris Climate Agreement Records Monday, Nov. 13th, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed its second lawsuit against the State Department to obtain illegally withheld documents related to the 2015 Paris climate agreement. In October 2017, CEI submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for emails of

19:05

Top SEC Accountant Wants Auditor Eyes on Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The SEC's chief accountant is taking distributed ledger technology seriously, exhorting other accountants to do the same.

19:05

Everything You Should Know About React: The Basics You Need to Start Building "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are you curious about React and havent had the chance to learn it? Or maybe youve tried tutorials in the past, but struggled to master the core concepts? Or maybe youve learned the basics, but want to consolidate your knowledge? Either way, this article is for you.

Were going to build a simple React music player, layering on new React concepts as we go.

Heres what well cover:

  • What is a React component?
  • ReactDOM rendering
  • Class vs functional components
  • JSX
  • State
  • Event handling
  • Asynchronous setState
  • Props
  • Refs

Thats just about everything you need to build and maintain a React application. But were going to introduce it piece-by-piece.

Setup

Heres the situation: a small start-up has reached out to you for your help. Theyve created a page for users to upload music and have it visualized in glowing colour. But they need you to do the hard partAKA to make it work.

To get going, make a new project directory and add the following three files.

https://medium.com/media/d0dbebf4e1ad2399383f2ba84f0891de/href

Thanks to Steven Fabre for the play button CSS and Justin Windle for visualization code (you can view the original here).

Open up index.html in both a code editor and your browser, and lets get started!

What is React?

React is a way to build user interfaces. It is only concerned with what you see on the front-end. React makes user interfaces very easy to build by cutting each page into pieces. We call these pieces components.

Here is an example of cutting a page into components:

Each section highlighted above is considered a component. But what does this mean for a developer?

What is a React Component?

A React component is...

19:02

Rock Legend Brian May Slams Photog for Protecting Her Copyright "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Queen lead guitarist Brian May is lashing out at a photographer after she reported his copyright infringement to Instagram and got his account temporarily disabled.

In an Instagram post yesterday, May shared a screenshot of the Copyright Violation notice sent to him by Instagram after a photographer named Barbara Kremer reported that May had published one of her photos of him without permission.

The copyright infringement notice Instagram sent Brian May.

May says that hes usually very careful to credit anyone whose photos he posts, but he must have forgotten in this particular case.

He takes exception to the fact that instead of attempting to contact May (which can be difficult to do given his celebrity status), Kremer instead went straight to Instagram with the complaint.

May says Instagram disabled his account until he spent 45 minutes of his time getting the issue sorted out and his 119,000-follower account reactivated.

You not only took my picture and are evidently exploiting my image, and making money off me without so much as a by your leave but you actually stop me using a picture of myself, May writes in his public message to Kremer. What a crazy world we live in these days.

He then threatens to keep Kremer from ever shooting another Queen concert in the future.

If I ever discover that you are at one of our concerts in future, look out, because, logically, I will be tempted to have you thrown out, May writes.

Heres the full post and message:

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19:00

A Mid-Century Pied--Terre in Portland, OR "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Mid-Century Pied--Terre in Portland, OR, Design*Sponge

Six blocks from Makelike, the graphic design collective he founded with business partner Mary Kysar, stands Topher Sinkinsons Portland, OR condo. The space is a mid-century gem filled with throwback finds and situated within lush surroundings. On most days, Topher and his partner Jeremy, a carpenter, gaze out from their second-floor treehouse over the greenery below. Even better than these enviable views is the story behind how the place came to be. For Topher, its a tale about community, knowing his neighbors and truly feeling connected to where he lives.

In 2013, Topher started splitting his time between New Orleans and Portland. In an effort to keep costs down, he began looking for properties that wouldnt require much work, had manageable green space and a smaller overall footprint. Luckily, just as this home hunt kicked off, a condo in one of Portlands southeastern neighborhoods came on the market. Boasting updates like fresh countertops, a new skylight and a pristine balcony, the 1950s-era space happened to be the perfect fit. What ended up tipping the scales wasnt furnishings or updates, however, but the people connected to the unit. One of Tophers close friends happened to be the one who was looking to sell, and Tophers best friend from college lived next door.

Convinced hed never find a more perfect fit, Topher signed and swiftly moved in. Since doing so hes further amplified the homes connection to the community by turning it into a showcase of his and Jeremys work, as well as that of their friends and neighbors. The sellers artwork hangs in the living room, bookshelves built by friends decorate the den, and wallpaper from Makelike graces the dining room. And thats not all. Scroll down to check out even more personal touches. Enjoy! ...

19:00

Amazon Launches Affordable Furniture Collection with Stylish Small Spaces in Mind "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Furniture For Small Spaces

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If you reside in a dense metropolis, chances are that your living space is limited. Small square footages are one of the tradeoffs for being among hustle and bustle, but it doesnt mean you have feel cramped while in your home. Through clever industrial design, furniture for tiny spaces can mitigate potential issues like too little storage or the need for extra sleeping space.

Amazon has launched their own brand that creates affordable living room furniture for small spaces. Called Rivet, it has a Mid-Century modern aesthetic that inspires the materials used as well as the silhouettes of its designs. In addition to those characteristics, many of the pieces have two functions. The Fold Modern Ottoman, for instance, doubles as a sofa bed; simply fold back the cushion and pull out a twin-sized bed. Its perfect for a surprise visitor.

Check out more of our favorite pieces, below, and see the entire selection on Amazon.

If you live in a cramped apartment, it's time to rejoice: Amazon has created a collection of living room furniture for small spaces!

Fold Modern Ottoman Sofa Bed

Furniture For Small Spaces

Now available for $399.00

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19:00

Prepping For War? Army Lifts Ban On Mentally Ill And Drug Abusers To Meet Recruiting Goals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

army

Is the United States Army preparing for a war? It certainly feels that way after they recently lifted the ban on joining by the mentally ill, cutters, and drug abusers in order to meet the recruitment quotas.

Facing extremely low recruitment levels, the U.S. Army quietly (meaning they hoped no one would notice) lifted its ban on allowing people with a history of mental illness, self-mutilation and drug abuse to serve in the military. The ban was lifted despite warnings from the industry about the risks involved. According to Fox News, the new rules green-light recruits who have bipolar disorder, depression, and issues with cutting (a process of self-harm in which a person takes a knife or razor to his or her own skin) along with those who bite, hit or bruise themselves intentionally. They also allow those with a history of drug abuse to sign up.

I am shocked, Craig Bryan, executive director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah, told Fox News. This contradicts everything we have been working toward for the past 10-to-15 years. Bryan says there is strong evidence to indicate self-injury is a stepping stone to suicide and is the single strongest predictor of suicidal behavior. The Army already has the highest rate of suicide when compared to all other branches of the military. The change in policy reverses an eight-year ban on the waivers following a spike of suicides.

Which begs the question: what exactly are they recruiting all these people for?

The decision to lift restrictions comes as the military looks like it will miss its goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers through September of 2018. This new policy was signed off in August but they never announced it, ...

Prepping For War? Army Lifts Ban On Mentally Ill And Drug Abusers To Meet Recruiting Goals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

army

Is the United States Army preparing for a war? It certainly feels that way after they recently lifted the ban on joining by the mentally ill, cutters, and drug abusers in order to meet the recruitment quotas.

Facing extremely low recruitment levels, the U.S. Army quietly (meaning they hoped no one would notice) lifted its ban on allowing people with a history of mental illness, self-mutilation and drug abuse to serve in the military. The ban was lifted despite warnings from the industry about the risks involved. According to Fox News, the new rules green-light recruits who have bipolar disorder, depression, and issues with cutting (a process of self-harm in which a person takes a knife or razor to his or her own skin) along with those who bite, hit or bruise themselves intentionally. They also allow those with a history of drug abuse to sign up.

I am shocked, Craig Bryan, executive director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah, told Fox News. This contradicts everything we have been working toward for the past 10-to-15 years. Bryan says there is strong evidence to indicate self-injury is a stepping stone to suicide and is the single strongest predictor of suicidal behavior. The Army already has the highest rate of suicide when compared to all other branches of the military. The change in policy reverses an eight-year ban on the waivers following a spike of suicides.

Which begs the question: what exactly are they recruiting all these people for?

The decision to lift restrictions comes as the military looks like it will miss its goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers through September of 2018. This new policy was signed off in August but they never announced it, according to USA Today, which first reported on the change.

In order to hit last years goal of 69,000 recruits, the...

18:59

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres What Were Looking At Right Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We are closing in on the end of another day out of Europe in our bitcoin price trading efforts and the session today has brought with it plenty of action worth discussing. Things really started to move earlier on immediately subsequent to our publication of the first of our two bitcoin price pieces and we were able to jump in and out of the markets on a nice upside breakout trade on the volatility. Throughout the afternoon, things settled down a bit, but we are now seeing something of a return to the upside after a brief period of consolidation. The hope is that we will be able to take advantage of this return to the upside and get in on another upside breakout trade.

If it doesnt happen, however, its not too much of a big deal.

Were still in a position to keep things moving regardless of direction, so lets get some levels in place that we can use to push forward into the session today. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 6540 and resistance to the upside at 6618. We are going to stick with our standard breakout approach, for the time being, so we will look to jump in long on a close above resistance towards an immediate upside target of 6660. Conversely, if we get a close below support, well jump in short towards a downside target of 6500. Stop losses on both trades just the other side of the entry points on each will ensure that we are taken out of the trades in the event of a bias reversal.

Lets see what happens.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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18:57

Thousands to pray rosary on Irish coasts to protect nation from abortion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A small group of young people and a self-described "dinosaur" are organizing a mass recitation of the rosary that will stretch around Ireland's coasts, spiritually uniting Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in their shared love of life and faith.

18:51

HitBTC Has Added Bitcoin Gold (BTG) for Deposits and Trading "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The first larger crypto currency exchange to enable support for deposits (address generation) as well as trading of the new Bitcoin Gold (BTG) fork is HitBTC. Trading markets for BTG are available for Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT, though the BTC market is the largest one with almost 2000 coins volume in no time. The current exchange rate of BTG is about 0.025 BTC per coin or about 150-160 USD, so lower than the initial trading before the actual Bitcoin Gold network went online. At the moment there are still not a lot of BTG coins available on the market due to the fact that most users still havent claimed their Bitcoin Gold coins they got for holding BTC in their wallets, so that can cause initial spike in price back to higher levels until more coins are available. Although the initial start of the BTG network was a bit slow and not without issues now things are apparently getting normalized and we should soon see more exchanges adding the asset for trading.

For more details about the HitBTC crypto exchange already trading Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

18:50

Laminated Jewelry Crafted from Vintage Books by Jeremy May "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New work from literary jeweler Jeremy May (previously) transforms the dense layers of books into jewelry that carries the words within each individual, wearable form. Littlefly, his line of rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, reinstalls the finished jewelry in the book that it was originally extracted from, but each piece also has a life of its own with abstract patterns and sculptural shapes.

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18:43

He went home to get it "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nick Knowles v The Office.

Its true, the DIY SOS man has an album out.

And this is whats on it.

Source

The post He went home to get it appeared first on The Poke.

18:41

5 Seasonal Flu Vaccine Myths Debunked "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Flu Vaccine Myths

By Phillip Schneider

Its flu season again, which means its time to see an unavoidable barrage of stories in the corporate media claiming that vaccines are entirely safe, effective and without consequence. Were told that vaccines are harmless and there will be no consequences for trusting the medical establishment, but is this really the case? Of course, some vaccines have aided humanity since their inception, but others have done a great deal of damage, particularly the flu shot.

This article from People magazine is a good example of vaccine propaganda with no regard to showcasing the health dangers, toxic ingredients, or cases of vaccine-related deaths and illnesses. In the spirit of full disclosure, Ill be going over their major points and telling the side of the story that vaccine manufacturers and media moguls dont want you to hear.

   SEE: Try Natures Flu Shot!

 

1. The Myth That Vaccines Cause the Flu

The common argument among vaccine proponents is that due to the inactive state of the virus in the vaccine, which is brought about by wea...

18:24

Beautiful and Simple Way to Call the Goddess Presence onto Earth through your own Life and Being! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Devi Prayer Hymn to the Divine Mother Akasha Music by Craig Pruess and Ananda Devi

 

18:10

Conservation Gone Wrong: Converting Tibets Qinghai Plateau into a National Park "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is an example of conservation gone wrong. Very, very wrong. Conservation strategies that involve forced displacement of rural, land-based and Indigenous communities are nothing new and stem from a twisted worldview in which humans and nature have... Read More

The post Conservation Gone Wrong: Converting Tibets Qinghai Plateau into a National Park appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

18:05

How to Optimize Images for Your Online Portfolio "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As a photographer, designer or artist, your professional ethics could be wrapped into one line: work hard, (dis)play hard. You dedicate a lot of time to the creation of beautiful and meaningful images. And as you should, you want them to be showcased in the most professional way possible. This is especially the case when designing your online portfolio, the equivalent of your persona on the web that will help you grow a community and attract more clients.

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wix.

The most challenging part? More often than not, the mere act of uploading your creations to your website can be distressing. Once transferred, you often discover to your dismay that the images appearing on screen are not as high quality as the ones you created with such precision and passion.

Trying to solve this issue, you face a dilemma that challenges your very existence. On the one hand, your high-resolution pictures take time to load. This can ultimately lead site visitors to exit without even catching a glimpse of your art. On the other, trying to lighten up your files, you experience a loss of image quality, sacrificing precious pixels along the way. So, how can you preserve the quality of your images without harming the performance of your portfolio? The answer to this equation can be solved by adopting some best practices. Lets delve deeper into the problems and solutions of image optimization for the web.

Image optimization: Whats the big deal?

In order to render images on your portfolio, whether this be on mobile or desktop, the Internet browser needs to download every single file. Therefore, the heftier the files, the more time it will take for your pages to load. Nothing new under the sun, you might say. Right, except that you probably dont realize the full extent of the damage done to your online reputation. A recent study showed that...

18:02

4 Warning Signs from Your Intuition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you are open and if you are listening, your intuition is always sending  signs and clues so you can move forward in the right direction.

The right direction is really the direction that is aligned with your soul. It is not a question of good or bad, it is just whatever direction your soul needs to go in.

When you still your mind and listen to that quieter voice within, you will always be guided and you will always know the right next move to make.

Learning to listen to this quiet voice within does take time and practice. But the more you learn how to still the chatter in your head, and the more you trust that you are indeed being guided, the easier it will become.

In fact, there really is no greater or more powerful tool than your intuition. We all have one, we just need to get comfortable in learning how to use it.

While there are exercises you can do to strengthen your intuition, sometimes the hardest part is determining the difference between your intuitive voice and the voice of your ego.

Most of us have a very strong and powerful mind that is constantly chatting and offering its opinion, and sometimes this can get in the way of being able to accurately determine our intuition.

To help you with the process, here are 4 common warning signs that usually arise when your intuition is getting overthrown by your ego.

If you ever find yourself experiencing these warning signs, the message is always- Stop and Listen.

Here are the 4 warning signs you need to watch out for:

1. Indecision 

Sometimes it can be hard to decide whether to go left or right, choose pizza or pasta, or to hold on or let go. Making decisions, big or small is definitely something your intuition can help you with.

If you find yourself going around in circles about whether or not to do something, or if you are struggling to make a decision, you need to trust that this is your intuition talking to you.

As I always say to myself- When you are met with indecision you must listen to your intuition!

Often when you are struggling to decide something, or when you feel a resistance to making a decision, it could be a warning sign from your intuition that either you have not yet got all the facts, or that something is off about one of your choices.

When you are indecisive, the best thing to do is pause and wait it out. You can also ask for a sign or meditate quietly to help you see things clearly.

If you cant wait it out, follow which option feels the best...

18:02

Vaccines, Worse Than Opioids - Section #13, CDC, National Security, Doctor Kickbacks, Non-Profits, etc. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Often, a horrific truth hides in plain site, such as Section #13 of most vaccine package inserts. Basically, it states that that no vaccines are evaluated for cancer, DNA mutation, or fertility damage - which is pretty much the whole ballgame when it comes to good health. But there's much more to this story, including National Security implications, the roles played by the CDC, news media, and non-profits, and what you can do.

18:00

Russian Central Bank Official: ICOs Have 'Huge Potential' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A senior official at Russia's central bank said earlier today that he believes initial coin offerings could drive funding opportunities for startups.

18:00

My Beauty Routine: 20 Products I Swear By "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For as long as I can remember, Ive been someone who saw my face as the primary place I lived. Its where I feel most comfortable and my full body had just never been that place. (Please tell me someone else knows how that feels?) Maybe I should blame online culture and the way were always reduced to tiny floating head avatars. But I think its also because taking care of my face and skin has always felt like a small way to indulge in my I need to control as much of everything in my life as I can tendency.

I know I cant control how the world around me unfolds, but in that tiny mirror, it feels like one small patch of life I can tinker around in and feel safe.

So, over the past 15 or so years, Ive allowed myself one primary indulgence: investing in skincare and all the tiny rituals that come with it. And for someone who doesnt dare touch the realm of proper beauty bloggers, I think Ive tested as many skincare products as the people who do this for a living. While some people might spend money on shoes, fancy coffee, massages, clothing or nights out on the town, my indulgences are what Julia likes to call my, potions and lotions.

Over the past few years very little about my regimen has changed, and I have a mostly healthy complexion to thank for that. The products Ive grown to trust and swear by are the same ones Ive loved since I was 25, with a few rare exceptions. Ive been posting them here and there on Instagram stories, and the response has been so much more enthusiastic than I ever expected. So today Im sharing my routine, my Top 20 Trusted Products (that I have a standing re-order for) and why I believe in them. For all of you who love a good face ritual, I hope youll enjoy these as much as I do. Heres to small moments, in whatever form you enjoy most, of self-care. xo, grace

*If you have unused beauty and skincare products youd like to donate, please check out these orga...

17:58

Domestic Hot Water from a Woodstove "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ARTICLES - Wood - Obtaining Domestic Hot Water (DHW) from a Wood Stove

Obtaining Domestic Hot Water from a Wood or Coal Stove

Many folks have expressed a desire to obtain hot water from their stoves. First, I should mention that this article refers to Domestic Hot Water, meaning the water that is used to wash dishes, take showers, etc. A woodstove cannot produce the volumes of water needed to heat your home through a baseboard or radiator system. If you are looking to heat...

Domestic Hot Water from a Woodstove

17:58

VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Seeks MFA Candidates for 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view of WHATEVERBEING, the VCUarts Painting + Printmaking alumni exhibition in New York, 2017.

The VCUarts Painting + Printmaking Master of Fine Arts program provides excellent opportunities for artists to develop their work through the support of  exemplary faculty, generous financial aid, intensive studio time, immersive theory and history courses, exhibition opportunities, engagement with practicing artists, and professional opportunities.

A hallmark of the program is access to working artists. Each semester, a visiting artist teaches the Graduate Seminar course and conducts bi-weekly individual critiques. Additionally, six visiting artists, curators, and critics give lectures and conduct studio visits or tailored workshops each year. Recent visiting artists, curators, and critics include: Alejandro Cesarco, Thom Donovan, Galit Eilat, Nicole Eisenman, Rochelle Feinstein, Joanne Greenbaum, Byron Kim, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Ulrike Mller, R.H. Quaytman, Lisi Raskin, Fred Wilson, and James Siena.

The site seminar experience is a crucial element of the curriculum. Students have visited Documenta 14, Sculpture Project Mnster, and Berlin Art Week, as well as art events in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Peru and China. All M.F.A. students can also participate in a biannual exhibition of Painting and Printmaking alumni in New York City.

The M.F.A. program includes 15 graduate students every year. Each student has a private studio and access to world-class digital and analogue printmaking facilities. For more information about the program, visit our website or contact Graduate Program Director Hilary Wilder at hwilder@vcu.edu.

VCUarts is one of the nations leading arts schools, dedicated to advancing creative expression, supporting new scholarship, sparking innovation and deepening the role of the arts in society. Its visual arts and design graduate...

17:48

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Pledges to Make America Backwards Compatible "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Roy Moore promised to bring his values to Washington by making the nation backwards compatible during a rousing speech from the states capitol, today.

Our country has been updated in such a way that I can no longer recognize it, the former state Supreme Court Chief Justice said. A country in which any citizen can choose their own gender? We must return America to a simpler time: where someone just told you what sex you were and that is how you played the rest of your life without question and you were happy because you didnt know the idea of choosing was even possible.

Honestly, if everyone only had room for four to six character spaces in their name, that would make me even happier, said Moore.

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

Moore was inspired to run on his platform of backwards compatibility after he was first removed as Chief Justice in Alabama for attempting to install a Ten Commandments mod to the rotunda of Alabamas Supreme Court.

I made a vow that day to restore our moral values to what our original developers intended, which is a country that exclusively runs Christianity and that is it. All these religion expansions like Islam and Buddhism have made things too complicated. It is time to go retro,  Moore said.

I just want to play Vanilla United States, said Moore to an audience of cheering donors.

As his speech reached a crescendo, Moore summed up his feelings.

They can keep trying to shove down our throats the idea that this country is only good if we have all sorts of different...

17:43

Drop the Charges! First Round of J20 Inauguration Arrestees Go to Court this Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by the Earth First! Newswire

On January 20th 2017 as hundreds of thousands of people descended on DC and took to the streets around the world to protest Trumps inauguration, the DC police arbitrarily rounded up over 200 protestors in an illegal mass arrest. These protestors now face decades in prison on bogus felony charges for the crime of being in the vicinity of a few broken windows. This is a clear effort to crack down on dissent building off of an campaign of escalating charges against everyone from pipeline protestors to Black Lives Matter activists in the past few years. If the state is successful in prosecuting the J20 cases it will set a dangerous precedent for repressing dissent in this country.

Fortunately, there has been robust support and solidarity for the nearly 200 people still caught up in this mess, and aspects of the prosecutions weak arguments are beginning to unravel. Just this week, as the first batch of J20 defendents are set to go to trial, it was announced that seven other defendants have had their felonies reduced to three misdemeanor charges. The outpouring of support is working, lets keep up the pressure.

Go to defendj20resistance.org to find out how you can support the defendants.

Here is the statement from the Defend J20 support group on recent developments:

Yesterday, the government, represented by AUSA Jennifer Kerkhoff, reduced the charges of seven J20 defendants set to go to trial on December 11 in DC. Six felony and two misdemeanor counts are now only three misdemeanor charges: conspiracy to riot, engaging in a riot and one count...

17:41

Transcending the Cocoon: From Soul-courage to Soul-craft to Soul-tribe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post Transcending the Cocoon: From Soul-courage to Soul-craft to Soul-tribe was created by Gary Z McGee for Fractal Enlightenment. You should consider visiting Fractal Enlightenment - ~ We Are All One for more awesome posts.

When you follow the crowd you lose yourself, but when you follow your soul you will lose the crowd. Eventually ...

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17:40

Artist Transforms Real-Life Animals into Perfectly Round Ball Creatures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A post shared by Aditya Aryanto (@ditpict) on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:10am PDT

Earlier this year we introduced you to Aditya Aryanto, the photo retoucher who transformed real-life animals into cubed creatures with boxy bodies and squared snouts, in a series entitled Minecraft in Real Life (or Anicube). In his latest series entitled Aniball, Aryanto takes his editing skills in a new directionfrom hard edges, to soft rounded onesby warping animals into balloon-like creatures.

Aryanto uses public domain photos of domestic and wild animals. To edit them, he uses the liquify tool on Photoshop to bloat out the bodies until they look so full of air they might just pop. Often editing out the animals legs and feet, tigers, foxes, pandas, and even an elephant appear to drift upwards like huge balloons. Aryanto explains, Imagination is always needed to make a new animal's form. This time, I am trying to make them different; to be round. I was curious about the response, so I tried to upload them on Instagram, and the result was beyond my expectation.

Keep up to date with Aditya Aryantos surreal animal photos on Instagram.

Aditya Aryantos new Aniball series imagines animals as gigantic furry balloons.

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17:39

White House Event at COP23 Overshadowed by Indigenous, Black and Latinx Ceremony "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Delegates from North, South and Latin America uplift Climate Change Impacted Voices in Civil Disobedience Action at COP23    Bonn, Germany  On November 13, 2017, The Trump Administration will held its only event, The Role of Cleaner and... Read More

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17:36

Photos of the New Futuristic Library in China with 1.2 Million Books "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

China recently opened a new futuristic library that contains a staggering 1.2 million books. If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbodes images of the library will be a feast for your eyes.

The new Tianjin Binhai Library in Tianjin, China, was designed by the Dutch architectural firm MVRDV to look like a giant eye.

The five-story, 360,000-square-foot library features shelves spanning from the floor to ceiling many of the shelves double as stairs and seats in the beautifully designed space.

The books above the actual book...

17:32

21 Things For Pandemic Survival "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A pandemic may incapacitate (and/or terminate) a significant portion of the population. It may cripple our infrastructure due to the lack of people working during the outbreak. It will likely leave you without groceries and other services for the duration (months or longer). If a deadly virus were to infect the population and spread easily from person to person, a pandemic (worldwide outbreak of disease) could begin. No one can predict when a pandemic might occur. Are you ready to self quarantine for 30, 60, 90, 120 days? Re-posted and updated for your information, given the Plague outbreak:   Surviving

The post 21 Things For Pandemic Survival appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

17:32

Miniature Robots Could Cut Pesticide Use on Farms in the Future "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Robots could also reduce food waste and help harvest crops, but they may not be commercially available for some years to come, say experts

17:31

Asteroid 2017 VL2 flew past Earth at 0.31 LD, a day before discovery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 VL2 flew past Earth at 0.31 LD / 0.00079 AU (~118 182 km / 73 435 miles) on November 9, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 47th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...... Read more

17:30

Global Jihad, Islamic Radicalism, and the Challenge to Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Global jihad and Islamism is a topic that triggers fear, horror and also a great deal of helplessness. Regrettably, the fear is justified.

17:28

Hamish and Andy Drive on Empty and Go Way Further Then Expected "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Hamish & Andy drove an Audi SQ5 TDI (diesel) on empty to see how long they could go on the highway before coming to a complete stop. You probably dont want to try this at home, as its not very good for your car :)

 

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17:28

Trump Says He Will Make A Major Statement When He Returns To The US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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After a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the president hinted that he would be making a major announcement upon his return to the states but offered no clues about what the topic of said announcement might be.

Heres the tweet, sent around 1 a.m. Eastern Time:

Of course, theres a lot happening in Washington right now, and Trumps hinted-at announcement could be in reference to one of any number of issues. Will he deliver an update on the administrations position regarding tax reform as two bills that differ in dramatic fashion wend through Congress? Perhaps some type of security announcement? Or the revelation that the US has finally entered into talks with North Korea after Trump adopted a notably softer tone toward his favorite Asian antagonist over the weekend?

Theres also the possibility that he could deliver an official statement about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Trump previously said should do the right thing and step aside if allegations about him having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl turn out to be true?

Shortly before his teaser tweet about the upcoming announcement, the president hinted that he had made some major breakthroughs on behalf of the USs trading relationship in the region, claiming that the USs regional partners now understand that trade deficits must come down?

Trump Says He Will Make A Major Statement When He Returns To The US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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After a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the president hinted that he would be making a major announcement upon his return to the states but offered no clues about what the topic of said announcement might be.

Heres the tweet, sent around 1 a.m. Eastern Time:

Of course, theres a lot happening in Washington right now, and Trumps hinted-at announcement could be in reference to one of any number of issues. Will he deliver an update on the administrations position regarding tax reform as two bills that differ in dramatic fashion wend through Congress? Perhaps some type of security announcement? Or the revelation that the US has finally entered into talks with North Korea after Trump adopted a notably softer tone toward his favorite Asian antagonist over the weekend?

Theres also the possibility that he could deliver an official statement about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Trump previously said should do the right thing and step aside if allegations about him having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl turn out to be true?

Shortly before his teaser tweet about the upcoming announcement, the president hinted that he had made some major breakthroughs on behalf of the USs trading relationship in the region, claiming that the USs regional partners now understand that trade deficits must come down?

17:20

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations HIGH to LOW | November 14th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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17:19

Billionaire Investor Novogratz: Institutional Investors Will Soon Adopt Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Millionaire Hedge Fund Legend and former Fortress Executive Mike Novogratz stated institutional investors are close to adopting Bitcoin.

17:15

3 Troubling Signs of the Expanding War on Childrens Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Alex Pietrowski

There are some disturbing trends developing in childrens welfare, tell-tale signs of which are emerging from mainstream media sources. Its an assault on the health, sovereignty and well-being of our children. If youve ever wondered why people are so much more insane today than they used to be, theres a real chance it could be because of the things we are doing to kids these days.

Robbing Children and Their Parents of Health Sovereignty

For decades now, American municipalities have been fluoridating public water supplies, a practice which may very well be considered medication without consent, a violation of basic human rights. This is particularly more serious for children, as their small bodies receive much higher relative doses than adults. Even the government has had to admit that fluoridation is not as beneficial for teeth as weve been told,  and studies are demonstrating that exposure to fluoride may be damaging to developing of child intelligence, causing lower IQ.

Beyond fluoridation, parents are increasingly being superseded by the government when making health decisions for their children. This is happening with regards to vaccination, as one mother was recently jailed for choosing not to vaccinate her child, and while in police custody the state administered vaccines without parental consent. Major illnesses like cancer are also now grounds for state health tyranny. In 2016, Cassie C, a teenager from Connecticut was forced to undergo chemotherapy even though her and here parents had decided against it.

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17:11

COP23: US Delegation Spits in the Face of Victims of Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photo via https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com   WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. government delegation at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany will hold an official event promoting fossil fuels on Monday, November 13. The presentation comes as Donald Trump wraps up... Read More

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17:04

The Creator Writings: Bored Or Just a Plateau? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This current quiet time may be perceived as boring to you. It is, my lovely one, the exact opposite.

17:03

Maximizing Sales with Micro Targeting: GATCOIN - Killer App for Retailers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here is how a Blockchain startup aims to disrupt the massive online shopping industry

17:00

Study: more deaths from climate change unless we repent now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the  LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE and the who needs death certificates when you have RCP models? department. Study of impact of climate change on temperatures suggests more deaths unless action taken The largest study to date of the potential temperature-related health impacts of climate change has shown that as global temperatures rise,

17:00

Unregulated solar geoengineering could spark droughts and hurricanes, study warns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Artificially cooling the planet through solar geoengineering could have some dramatic side effects including an increase in droughts and hurricanes in some regions if it is carried out in an unregulated way, a new study warns.

The study focuses on one proposed type of geoengineering, known as a stratospheric aerosol injection, which involves sending up substances to the stratosphere that are known to have a cooling effect on the climate.

It finds that if only one country, region or hemisphere were to pursue this type of geoengineering, other parts of the world could face adverse consequences. For example, if only the northern hemisphere were to release aerosols, the Sahel in Africa and parts of India would have to cope with more droughts.

The research highlights that geoengineering is going to require more global cooperation than has ever been attempted before, another scientist tells Carbon Brief.

Mimicking volcanoes

Solar geoengineering, or solar radiation management (SRM), describes an array of methods all of which remain hypothetical for artificially reducing sunlight at the Earths surface in order to dampen global warming.

Proposed methods includes making clouds brighter, increasing the bubbles and spray behind ships and even sending giant mirrors into space.

Its worth noting that while these proposed technologies may potentially be able to cool the planet, but they would not reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. SRM couldnt, therefore, address all the impacts of climate change, including ocean acidification.

The new study, published in Nature Communications, investigates the potential physical side effects that could come about from artificially introducing aerosols into the atmosphere.

Research into the impact of major volcanic eruptions on global temperatures has shown that releasing certain aerosols into the stratosphere has an overall cooling effect on the planet. When a volcano erupts, it sends a cloud of ash high into the atmosphere. The...

17:00

Harvard Med School Researcher Discusses The Science Of Where Consciousness Comes From "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As Nikola Tesla said, The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of it existence.

17:00

South Korea: It Wont Be Easy For North Korea To Destroy Nuclear Arsenal Because Its So Advanced "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul

According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it wont be a simple task for North Korea to destroy their nuclear arsenal even if they wanted to. Moon says that because the communist nations weaponry is so advanced and more developed than most realize, simple destruction isnt possible.

North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its weapons programs, pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. But it has vowed never to give up its nuclear arsenal giving a metaphorical middle finger to the United Nations. According to Reuters, speaking to reporters in the Philippines, Moon said that if North Korea agreed to hold talks, negotiations could be held with all options open.

If talks begin to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue, I feel it will be realistically difficult for North Korea to completely destroy its nuclear capabilities when their nuclear and missile arsenal are at a developed stage, Moon said in a briefing. If so, North Koreas nuclear program should be suspended, and negotiations could go on to pursue complete denuclearization. But talks, according to Washington, arent in the works. 

Last week, the North said it did not oppose dialogue, but would never put the issue related to the supreme interests of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK)  and security of its people on the bargaining table.

We are not interested in such dialogue and negotiations in the least, the Norths official news agency said, referring to the country by its official name, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The North defends the programs as a necessary defense against Washingtons plans to invade. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, and a legacy of involvemen...

South Korea: It Wont Be Easy For North Korea To Destroy Nuclear Arsenal Because Its So Advanced "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul

According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it wont be a simple task for North Korea to destroy their nuclear arsenal even if they wanted to. Moon says that because the communist nations weaponry is so advanced and more developed than most realize, simple destruction isnt possible.

North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its weapons programs, pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. But it has vowed never to give up its nuclear arsenal giving a metaphorical middle finger to the United Nations. According to Reuters, speaking to reporters in the Philippines, Moon said that if North Korea agreed to hold talks, negotiations could be held with all options open.

If talks begin to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue, I feel it will be realistically difficult for North Korea to completely destroy its nuclear capabilities when their nuclear and missile arsenal are at a developed stage, Moon said in a briefing. If so, North Koreas nuclear program should be suspended, and negotiations could go on to pursue complete denuclearization. But talks, according to Washington, arent in the works. 

Last week, the North said it did not oppose dialogue, but would never put the issue related to the supreme interests of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK)  and security of its people on the bargaining table.

We are not interested in such dialogue and negotiations in the least, the Norths official news agency said, referring to the country by its official name, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The North defends the programs as a necessary defense against Washingtons plans to invade. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, and a legacy of involvement in the 1950-53 Korean war, denies any such intention.

United States President Donald Trump has...

17:00

The phantom reference: How a made-up article got almost 400 citations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres a mystery: How did a nonexistent paper rack up hundreds of citations? Pieter Kroonenberg, an emeritus professor of statistics at Leiden University in The Netherlands, was puzzled when he tried to locate a paper about academic writing and discovered the article didnt exist. In fact, the journalJournal of Science Communicationsalso didnt exist. Perhaps Kroonenbergs []

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16:55

4K Cinematic Video Shot on the iPhone X Without Fancy Accessories "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Shot on smartphone ads and sample photos/videos are often created with the help of expensive accessories that help achieve more than you can with just the phone things like stabilizers and lenses. If youd like to see what you can achieve without these add-ons, check out this 4K cinematic video by Matteo Bertoli.

Bertoli took the iPhone X on a work trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. During his free time, he shot some completely handheld video and edited it at night in his hotel room.

Finally the telephoto lens has OIS and f/2.4 aperture, Bertoli writes. This is actually a great deal and basically the 80% of this video was shot with the second camera.

I DID NOT use any lenses, accessories, tripods or sliders. Everything was shot handheld, the only thing I had on the phone was the silicon case, thats it.

This difference separates Bertolis video from the short film we shared last week that was created using the iPhone X and other filmmaking tools such as gimbals.

16:53

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?

16:53

MadHives Mission to Restore Transparency and Fairness to Advertising "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MAD


Digital technology should make the advertising business more efficient. But it has not at least not from the perspective of companies that place ads or the content publishers who sell ad space to them. Laden with middlemen and clouded by convoluted, proprietary ad placement platforms, the modern digital advertising industry faces serious challenges.


New Yorkbased MadHive is on a mission to solve them. Using blockchain technology and smart contracts, MadHive is constructing an ad tech platform, called the MAD Network, that reduces the power of the  middlemen in ad tech and brings buyers and sellers closer together.


At the same time, the MAD Network is designed to restore transparency to the ad tech industry. By recording information on the blockchain, encrypting it and making it available to advertisers with the requisite permissions, the MAD Network prevents fraud and ensures that advertisers can trace exactly how their money is being spent. Publishers can also sell data over the blockchain to help advertisers understand consumer behavior and plan ad campaigns more effectively.

The Problems With Advertising Today

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16:50

Lawyers file worlds first habeas corpus petition on behalf of elephants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The US-based Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has filed the worlds first petition for a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of elephants.

The NhRP lawyers are demanding that in accordance with state common law and scientific evidence of elephants autonomy a common law court recognise the elephants as legal persons with the fundamental right to bodily liberty, and immediately release them to the Performing Animal Welfare Societys ARK 2000 natural habitat sanctuary,

PAWS has already agreed to provide the elephants with a permanent home.

The petition was filed yesterday (Monday) in the Connecticut Superior Court on behalf of three elephants Beulah, Minnie, and Karen.

These elephants were only a few years old when they were taken from the wild and imported to the US decades ago, said the NhRP president, Steven Wise.

Instead of forming deep bonds with members of their herd, roaming their natural habitats, and making decisions about how to spend their days and live their lives,...

16:47

3 Characteristics of a True Political Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Political awakening involves rising above the prescribed psychology of division, into a position of appreciation of the qualities which unite us all.

16:46

Boston Dynamics Just Unveiled Their New SpotMini Robot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Skip to 0:10 to see SpotMini peer into your soul.

 

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16:46

Rankin Inlets rickety water infrastructure raises worries "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The shoddy shape of Rankin Inlets water treatment and distribution system poses many health and safety risks that must be addressed in the near future, warns a Government of Nunavut report.

Thats from a request for proposals issued Nov. 10 by the territorial government, which is seeking ideas for how best to replace the aging water treatment and distribution infrastructure that supports the Kivalliq community of about 2,850 people.

Risks identified by the report include:

Rankin Inlets water storage tank was originally designed to hold one weeks worth of water when it was built in the 1970s. But, due to the communitys growth, its now only able to hold a two-day supply. If a problem were to occur with the upstream pump house or pipeline, the report warns it does not allow a lot of time for repair before the town runs out of water.

In 2015, Rankin Inlet faced a precautionary boil-water advisory for two weeks, after tests showed drinking water wasnt being adequately treated with chlorine. As a stop-gap solution, the raw water storage tank was converted into a treated water storage tank, but the report says thats no substitute for a properly built system for treating water, possibly including a second stage of disinfection.

Due to a faulty design, one of the communitys water distribution lines suffers from water pressure thats so low, it may not be able to support firefighting.

Theres no gas monitoring at the water treatment plant, as required when working with chemicals like chlorine and fluoride. Inadequate ventilation has resulted in the fluoridation system being taken offline.

 Electrical wiring isnt up to code. Most notably, it is not grounded, which is a major safety concern.

 Asbestos has been found inside one pump house.

Rankin Inlets water treatment system is over 40 years old and is showing its age, the report states. The design of the system does not meet current codes and standards, nor does it meet the current and future water needs of the Hamlet.

Chief among the reports structural concerns is the state of the Williamson Lake Pump House, which it calls the heart of the system. Built in the 1970s, the pump house has reached the end of its serviceable life, the report states. Problems include:

The buildings pipes are corroded and, in some cases, partially plugged by build-up.

Storage tanks beneath the pump house have in some cases...

16:45

Bitcoin Cash's New Combo: Bull Exhaustion With Limited Downside? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin cash is up again, after record price highs last week, but are the bulls running out of steam?

16:42

Bitcoin Prices Stabilize, Wall Street Poised For December Futures Influx "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CME Group has given a planned date for its Bitcoin futures - by mid-December, says its CEO.

16:42

Future Medicine FAIL! Attempt To Label Natural Blaze Fake News Points To Medical Journal Instead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Natural Blaze was mentioned as one of the fake news sites making exaggerated claims about stem cell research.

16:41

Consider the Problems and Possibilities of Cybernetics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(image via Giphy)(image via Giphy)

Have you considered all the possible impacts and applications of the rapidly advancing field of cybernetics? And before you ask, no, watching the original Blade Runner in both its original theatrical and final cut versions does not count. However, this weeks Cybernetics Conference most certainly does! Whether you want to learn the ins and outs of setting up a cryptocurrency or are paranoid about the ethical issues surrounding military uses of cybernetics, this weeks lineup of workshops, lectures, and panels may not put all your fears to rest, but theyll at least give you the tools to constructively engage with existing and forthcoming cybernetic systems.

The conferences program for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday is a series of evening workshops intended to empower participants to engage with cryptocurrency trading, infrastructural systems, and to teach them how a CPU works by having them make dumplings. On Saturday, a full day of talks, performances, and round-tables (and more dumplings) awaits, from art historian Zabet Patterson discussing Nam June Paiks first, extremely early foray into new media art, Digital Experiment at Bell Labs (ca 196667), to media theorist Shannon Mattern explaining how cybernetic systems can use data collected from users to control them, and a closing lecture and audio piece by Lars Holdhus.

When: November 1518
Where: Prime Produce (424 West 54th Street, Hells Kitchen, Manhattan)

More info here.

The post Consider the Problems and Possibilities of Cybernetics appeared first on Hyperallergic.

16:40

How project managers and developers can both (happily!) give realistic ship dates "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Fog Creek

Project managers (PMs) are deadline chasers. They think clients want the earliest possible ship date to reduce costs. But thats a common misconception. What clients really want is the best possible product with the earliest possible ship date.

Quality products need well-written code. Developers should use the 12 development approaches on the Joel Test to ensure good source control, encourage daily builds, and make use of QA testers.

Realistic deadlines need to be based on estimations from track records. Our project teams wanted to verify the accuracy of our estimations and create a feedback loop for our PMs and developers. Weve been doing evidence-based scheduling (EBS) with Fog Creek for two months, and Id like to share what weve learned so far.

Evidence-Based Scheduling without being OCD

We used Fog Creeks EBS to track developers estimates compared to their actual time spent on a project. This data helped us make better project schedules, and also provided a feedback loop for PMs and developers to improve their estimates for individual tasks.

But the emphasis is not on OCD time tracking toolswe trust our developers and PMs to input their times in the project spreadsheet.

Besides what Fog Creek mentions in their EBS blog post, heres what we learned in our implementation.

Break down projects into less than 2-day tasks

A template for our Google spreadsheet for EBS

As I mentioned above, our EBS tracks estimates vs time spent for user stories and features. The individual features are broken down into tasks (GitHub Issues) that should be completed within two days.

Developers still need to map out exactly how a feature will be put together by creating small enough tasks. For example, rather than just saying Create shopping cart, we can break these tasks down into various items, such as Layout cart product list.

This tracking also benefits our clients, because they can see exactly what we are working on for each bi-weekly sprint. They will be notified if features are completed ahead of or behind schedule, and there will be no surprises.

We also track our PMs time estimates, because they are not just account managers. They must have some technical understanding. It is important for PMs to learn from the...

16:34

500 WORDS: Beryl Korot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Beryl Korot discusses the origins of Text and Commentary

16:30

Bitcoin is History Mike Maloney (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin is History Mike Maloney Video Bitcoin is monetary history in the making. But as Mike Maloney points out in this latest video, many of the investors in cryptocurrencies are new to the arena. Unfortunately, most have no idea...

The post Bitcoin is History Mike Maloney (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:30

The Whiskey Rebellion: How Brand New America Tore Up The Bill of Rights "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
The Whiskey Rebellion: How Brand New America Tore Up The Bill of Rights
By Joe Jarvis - November 13, 2017
http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/the-whiskey-rebellion-how-brand-new-america-tore-up-the-bill-of-rights/

223 years ago today, The Dreadful Night occurred in Western Pennsylvania, after an uprising called The Whiskey Rebellion.

The United States was brand new. Soldiers who had fought for independence from Great Britain found themselves on opposite sides of a skirmish. Some were having their rights violated practically before the ink was dry on the Bill of Rights. Other Veterans of the Revolution were doing the oppressing at Alexander Hamiltons behest.

The Whiskey Rebellion saw farmers stand up to an unfair tax handed down by the federal government, and the government responded with the force of a monarchy. It may have all sprung from Alexander Hamiltons desire for glory. Or Hamilton, the first Secretary of Treasury, may have had other motives for setting the precedent of force which still lives on today.

It all started after the Revolution, in 1791, when the federal government was in debt, and had no official money. The notes they paid to soldiers were worth fractions of what was promised, but many had no choice but to accept the funds and go home in order to try to survive.

But the soldiers were not the only ones who needed to be paid after the war. There were a number of rich investors and bankers who had provided the capital needed to win the Revolution. They too were awaiting repayment.

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16:25

Photo Shoot Raises Awareness of Toxic Laundry Water "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Benjamin Von Wong, a viral photographer turned environmentalist, has released a new project to raise awareness about toxic laundry that is full of plastic. An estimated 94% of American tap water contains invisible plastic fibers, and Von Wong felt compelled to do something about it.

By 2025, the worlds synthetic fiber production will double  so too will the amount of microfibers in our water supply, says Von Wong.

Since theres no real solution in the pipeline at the moment, Von Wong is hoping to spread awareness of this issue to drive companies to do something about it. After all, constantly ingesting plastic cant be a good thing.

Convincing companies with little interest in being eco-friendly is a daunting task. However, Von Wong had another idea.

What seemed realistic was challenging environmentally conscious corporations positioned to make a difference. All we had to do was attract their attention and ask them to #FixToxicLaundry.

To create the images, a team of over 30 volunteers was pulled together to create the models and get the set ready for the shoot.

After many days of trial, error and iteration our final designs started to emerge with inspirations drawn from the angler fish, the creepy tendrils from Stranger Things, and some simple snakes.

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16:24

Whats Mine Is Mine: China Spooks With Mining Legality Blunder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Conflicting information is coming from China about a sudden ban on Bitcoin mining.

16:21

Car cover tarp? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello to all. This is my second post on the Monkey, first being my introduction. I have a question to ask about a DIY budget tarp project. I was in my local Aldis food store the other day and came across a large 'Car Cover they had in there that caught my I eye. Always on the lookout for items that are on the cheap and can be re-purposed, I instantly thought 'cheap trail tarp. It is a large car size as it says, 200"x 77"x 60'' or roughly 16.5'x 6.5'x 5', (5' being the depth). It says it is...

Car cover tarp?

16:19

Chinese Power Provider Denies Bitcoin Mining Ban "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A state-owned electric utility in China is rebuffing rumors that bitcoin mining has been deemed illegal by the government.

16:18

Daily Digest 11/14 - Worries About Biomedical "Big Brother," How To Save Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Daily Digest 11/14 - Worries About Biomedical
  • How To Save Humanity: 15,000 Scientists Urge Action Before 'Mass Human Misery' Takes Over
  • Broke And Desperate, Part 1: Chicago Pawns A Crown Jewel
  • Ray Dalio Goes On Gold Buying Spree, Adds 575% To GLD Holdings, Becomes 8th Largest Holder
  • First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical Big Brother
  • Bitcoin Has a Massive Problem
  • Fewer International Students Are Coming To The U.S.
  • A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department
  • Scientists Shocked As Fisheries Collapse On West Coast: Its The Worst Weve Seen

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16:11

An Easier Way to Make Dinner "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is sponsored by HelloFresh. All opinions are 100% my own.

When Ian was born, the company I worked for gave us a gift card for a meal delivery service, and it was honestly my favorite "welcome baby" gift that we received. It was such a lifesaver for those first few months when going to the grocery store seemed like a daunting task, and I didn't have the energy for meal planning and elaborate cooking. With a second baby on the way, I've been wanting to try out another meal delivery service, so when HelloFresh reached out to me I couldn't say yes fast enough. Our box arrived the week we got our first snowfall here in Spokane, so I was also thrilled that I didn't have to drive to the grocery store on snowy roads. Perfect timing all around!

HelloFresh review

I enjoy the process of cooking and I like trying out new recipes and new ingredients when I have time. But I hate meal planning, and it stresses me out to make something new when I'm in a rush (which is pretty much every weeknight). So I rarely ever try new recipes, and instead I revert back to our go-to quick & easy meals...over and over again. That was my favorite part of HelloFresh: all the meal planning was done for me, and I got to try out some new recipes in a really fun and easy way!

Ingredients

There are three basic plans to choose from: vegetarian, classic, and family. We went with the classic plan, and all the meals we got were delicious, flavorful, and super approachable. As for portions, you can either get enough for 2 people or 4 people. Since we're a family of three--and I'm eating for two!--we chose the 4 person plan. Each meal was plenty of food for all of us, and I even had a little left over for lunch the next day. However, I think the portions would be a little light for 4 adults, like if we were having another couple over for dinner. When I cook on my own, I like to make a lot of food so we can eat the leftovers for multiple days (and so I don't have to worry about cooking every night). So I kind of wished that I could have had more left over, but I guess that's a good sign that we enjoyed it so much and we wanted more!

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16:06

Pareto Network Partners with EndoTech to Distribute AI-Based Cryptocurrency Analysis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

San Francisco, CA, and Tel Aviv, IL,   The Pareto Network Ltd., a decentralized network that incentives unbiased financial information, announced today that it will be the exclusive distributor of content produced by EndoTech Ltd. related to cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused investments.

EndoTech is an Israeli company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems to provide guidance, trading ideas and news for the cryptocurrency space in an organized and filtered display. In over a decade within the financial sector, EndoTech has provided algorithms and guidance to over one hundred hedge funds in the US, Europe and Asia.

The two companies have been collaborating since June of this year.

We are excited about EndoTechs initiative to build out their quantitative infrastructure in the crypto asset space. This brings a wealth of dynamic and actionable content to Pareto Network participants, said Eric Lamison-White, Pareto Networks CEO.

EndoTech will supply actionable information on major coins, minor coins, moving coins, and more for market participants from institutional investors to individual traders. EndoTech content will encompass trading signals, portfolio allocations, and advisories and be delivered in a variety of formats from API feeds to analyst reports and video commentaries.

Pareto is a great distribution channel for EndoTech, said Dr. Anna Becker, CEO of EndoTech. It allows our actionable and high-end financial advice to reach serious cryptocurrency investors.

Analysis will be supported with proprietary databases and paired analytic tools, which will be available to Pareto token owners. Other Pareto content contributors will also have access to certain of EndoTechs proprietary data feeds.

Pareto and EndoTech leadership and development teams have defined a road-map of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) features that will serve needs of crypto asset investors including institutional funds. This map will be published by EndoTech in the coming weeks.

ABOUT PARETO NETWORK LTD

The Pareto Network is the first peer to peer financial content marketplace. It connects providers of financial information in the cryptocurrency space with investors, providing foresight into market inefficiencies and opportunities. Content creators can earn money by sharing financial information that benefits participants in the network. When Pareto token owners compensate content creators, their ranking goes up which gives them faster access to more actionable information.

For more information, visit Pareto.network.

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16:01

Millions of Victims: US Aiding Massive Genocide in Yemen at Behest of Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristAs previously reported, civilians in Yemen are suffering from an intense and widespread humanitarian crisis. Staggering numbers include 7 million civilians in starvation, and 19 million out of the countrys 27 million population in need of some form of aid. However, all of this has just gotten far worse thanks to a blockade on humanitarian support carried out by Saudi Arabia and aided by the West. It is nothing short of genocide.
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16:00

Daesh claim responsibility for Iran/Iraq earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The instructions for how to make an Earthquake were on our website claimed a spokesman for the jihadist terror organisation. Google, Facebook and Twitter have all stated that as a matter of the very greatest urgency, they will, over the next six months or so, gradually begin to instigate measures to prevent (or at least, very much slow down) the dissemination of information which might enable ordinary, non-technical, would-be jihadists to build their own Earthquakes in the privacy of their own homes, using everyday household items.

Oh, bugger. a Daesh official spokesman subsequently said in an official press release.  Well be f$cked then no more Earthquakes.

 

Titus

16:00

Two DIY Floral Arrangements Inspired By Autumn "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Even though the flowers outside have left us to make room for fall leaves, you can still create some top-notch florals for your table by incorporating foraged pieces and even some fruits and vegetables. These two flower arrangements are perfect for holiday entertaining or just to exercise your creative muscles to bring a little brightness into your home as the season continues to transition.

Kiana Underwood of Tulipina created the beautiful arrangement below from leftovers in her San Francisco garden (yes, those are tomatoes!), leaves from her yard and a few choice flowers. You can recreate a similar one with cuttings from your surroundings and some seasonal mums from the grocery. If youre a city dweller, substitute eucalyptus if fall foliage isnt available and look for rich, autumn-toned flowers to add to the mix.

Hop over here to see how Kiana built her arrangement layer by layer. Its a great flower arranging how-to for your entertaining repertoire!

Photography above & below by Nathan Underwood

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15:54

Someone created a manufactured outrage calendar and the suggestions kept pouring in "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres your cut out and keep manufactured outrage calendar for the year ahead, by @webofevil on Twitter.

Its so accurate you can set your Daily Mail by it.

And yet the suggestions kept pouring in. Dont forget to add yours in the comments.

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15:52

Winch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here is my multi vehicle portable Warren winch.
I actually started collecting pieces for it when I was living in Virginia. Aircraft rated cable, a winch switch, picked up a winch reversing relay some where. Then bought a 4.5k Warren winch "replacement core" and portable winch holder.
I focused on mobility. The problem is a real winch, big winch that is not cheap garbage could weigh over 100lb for a 12k winch, with steel cable and on a portable winch holder. Trying to move a 100lb winch, in...

Winch

15:45

Baroque-Inspired Portraits Celebrate the Beauty of Black Girls Natural Hair "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Afro Art by CreativeSoul Photography

Atlanta-based CreativeSoul Photo brought an inspiring artistic vision to life that highlights the beauty of black girls and their natural hair. Regis and Kahran are the husband and wife duo behind the photography studio, and their series Afro Art represents their expertise in capturing portraits as well as visual storytelling. The striking images feature young girls in elaborate costuming and hairstyles, from a Baroque-era aesthetic to steampunk clothing to fierce high-fashion ensembles.

The portraits of girls featured in Afro Art are stylish and carry themselves with confidence and grace. The feelings evoked from the series speak to the larger idea surrounding it. We feel that it is so important for kids of color to be able to see positive images that look like them in the media, Kahran told My Modern Met in an email. Unfortunately the lack of diversity often plays into the stereotypes that they are not good enough and often forces kids to have low self-esteem.

To help combat these negative feelings, the couple showcases kids who love how they look. We hope that viewers will see the beauty and versatility of afro hair, Kahran explains, and we hope that girls around the world will be inspired to love their unique differences and beauty within.

Afro Art came together from CreativeSoul Photos travels. We worked on these series in various states in the US (New York, California, Texas, Georgia). In each state, we created a different theme and came up with clothing pieces and accessories that went with that theme. Although meticulous in preparation, the duo still left some room for spontaneity. On set, we just styled everything on the fly and worked with our hairstylist to create unique looks for each model.

See how the different themes come together to make one gorgeously shot and styled series.

In their series Afro Art, CreativeSoul Photo captures striking portraits of girls who are rocking their natural hair.

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15:44

5 Tips to Prevent Sleep Deprivation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

5 Tips to Prevent Sleep Deprivation

5 Tips to Prevent Sleep Deprivation

 Six to eight hours of sleep every day is the amount of rest we need to keep our brain and body healthy and prepared for any challenge. When were young, we could manage with less sleep. But as we age, our ability to tolerate the sleep deprivation effects diminishes drastically. And when we find ourselves in a survival situation, the lack of proper sleep will influence us even more than in our usual daily life.

Continue reading 5 Tips to Prevent Sleep Deprivation at Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

15:42

Poverty Is Largely Invisible Among College Students "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. The first time I met an undergraduate who hadnt eaten in two days, I was stunned. The first time I spent the afternoon with []

15:42

When Unions Lead Education Reform "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! In the summer of 1995, Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association, and Helen Bernstein, former president of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), []

15:39

Ein sprachgesteuertes Exoskelett fr den Mittelfinger gegen politischen Bullshit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In politisch turbulenten Zeiten und populistischem Bullshit, kann der Mittelfinger schon mal ermden. Fr diesen Fall hat der Designer Daniel Cseh eine technische Abhilfe geschaffen: ein vollautomatisches und sprachgesteuertes Exoskelett fr den Mittelfinger. Video und Bild: Daniel Cseh / Vimeo Screenshot The middle finger exoskeleton is a response to political bullshit. Powered by a servomotor and Googles speech recognition capabilities, it helps its wearer react to a predefined set of phrases and sentences by flipping the bird. The 3D printed device is adjustable to the wearer, and so is the vocabulary, which in the advent of alternative facts and post-factual politics may never be complete. Overall, its an attempt to sensitize the person wearing it, who may already be stuck in indifference to the empty phrases of the post-truth political rhetoric. Die kleine Maschine namens Demaggiaprotektor ist gekoppelt an eine google Sprachsteuerung, die bei bestimmten Phrasen den Mittelfinger erheben lsst. Gesehen bei Schlecky Silberstein

Der Beitrag Ein sprachgesteuertes Exoskelett fr den Mittelfinger gegen politischen Bullshit erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

15:38

Hey, I'm a new guy. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello to all. I found the Monkey by accident; linked to an article on pintrest. Anyway looking at a thread on "Surviving on Junk" in Functional Gear & Equipment. Took a look around, liked what I saw , and hear I am. I am an old codger, retired in Southern Illinois. I'm also an old woods walker looking to learn something new, and maybe share a bite along the way. Glad to be here.

15:33

Responses to Russia fake news story made people wonder where they came from "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So heres the Daily Mail story.

And heres a selection of the comments.

Thats weird, as highlighted by @DMReporter on Twitter.

Heres what other people made of it.

15:33

Financial Problems: The Most Likely Disaster to Strike Anyone "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Preppers think about a lot of doomy, gloomy stuff about various types of apocalypses. After all, disaster is everywhere.

We watch the spread of pandemics, like the pneumonic plague and

Read the rest

The post Financial Problems: The Most Likely Disaster to Strike Anyone appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

15:30

SAP Adds 27 Members to Blockchain Innovation Program "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

German software giant SAP has announced the addition of 27 members to its blockchain initiative, including Deutsche Telekom and Benjamin Moore & Co.

15:25

The Lost Ways Second Edition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many of you probably purchased or heard about The Lost Ways (first edition).The author, Claude Davis just issued the second edition of the book, The Lost Ways II and I am truly amazed of the knowledge these two books contain.

The first edition (paperback copy) can be found HERE

Heres just a glimpse of what you can find in The Lost Ways Second Edition :

  • With the 3 super foods found in the book youll probably have the most complete stockpile in your group and youll never need to depend on anyone else in times of crisis.
  • One of the most important things this book is going to teach you (The Lost Ways second edition )- is how to use ordinary plants (that are probably growing in your backyard right now) and turn them into powerful remedies:
  • First, youll learn to easily and safely identify with large coloured pictures the plants that you need. Youll discover plants that help you fight diabetes, heart problems, infections or basically almost anything else you can think of
  • Ill also show you what an old Cherokee Indian taught me about the 3 plants his people used as natural painkillers so effective that their pain would miraculously subside in a matter of minutes.
  • And because antibiotics are the first to disappear of the shelfs in a crisis, Ill teach you how to take advantage of natures most powerful antibiotics. Theyll help you fight most bacterial infections without the nasty side effects of modern drugs. When the pharmacies will be ransacked and your own supply of life-saving antibiotics will be exhausted these plants could prove to be your lifeline.
  • And how about the tree you probably walk by to work every day never knowing its a natural disinfectant that stops bleeding in a few seconds just like an external tourniquet, but without strangling veins.
  • Ill also reveal to you the lost method of building log houses that was used by the pioneers who settled in the West. Using this simple method, you can build your own log cabin where you can take shelter in a crisis or spend your holidays and enjoy the happiness that comes with a simple life.
  • Youll also discover how the pioneers from the Wild West hunted deer and how they tanned...

15:24

EU Parliament launching control campaign urging voters to support European project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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EU Parliament launching campaign urging voters to support European project

Tinpot approach to democracy from Brussels backers.
by Westmonster
November 10, 2017
http://www.westmonster.com/eu-parliament-launching-campaign-urging-voters-to-support-european-project/

If you want a classic example of EU-style democracy in action, look no further: the European Parliament is set to push for a taxpayer-funded campaign aimed at stopping voters from backing Eurosceptic parties.

An internal strategy note seen by POLITICO sets out the plan clearly: It is no exaggeration to say that the EU is at stakecampaign should not just aim to bring voters to the polls, but also convince them to support the European project.

It amounts to a shockingly desperate and blatant attempt by EU federalists to limit support for rising forces right across Europe, from Italy to countries such as Hungary and the Czech Republic who are all rebelling against the Brussels project of open borders and mass migration.

Rather than the European Parliament comprising of those who reflect public opinion, rabid EU supporters now want to fill it with yes men who will agree to whatever the likes of Jean-Claude Juncker and others demand. It once again outlines why Britain is far better off out but shows the dangerous, disturbing direction the EU is now heading in.

15:22

WINNER WINNER + Articles Black Friday Deals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey guys! Man what a giveaway right??! ANYTHING on Articles site!??!

Daaaannnnngggggg Gina.

I absolutely love Article and I am so excited for the winner!!

This is the couch that is showing up at Lindsey Dopps house! (Lindsey you have 24 hours to respond to my IG message!) Its the Sven in Pacific Blue, isnt it awesome!?

Now if your name isnt Lindsey I bet youre pretty bummed right now, but for the next week Article is running their Black Friday sale and really, doesnt that make us all winners? (Insert group hug)

Loads of my favorites are on sale, like the Triplo sofa we used in my Mother In Laws.

The...

15:17

60 Minutes loses its shit over D&D (not the demogorgon, though), 1985 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Ive never really cottoned to 60 Minutes. Ive always thought their approach was rather heavy-handed, pushing a simplistic line through bullying interviews and repetition of facts that might be considered innocuous when viewed in a sober frame of mind. One of the best takedowns...

15:15

Coinfirm, Leading Blockchain Regtech Company, Adds Citigroup, KPMG, Publicis Groupe and SAP veterans to the Advisory Board "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Coinfirm, one of the leading companies operating around AML/CTF compliance and regtech in the blockchain space announced it has added deeper strength and experience to its ranks. The list of established advisory board members, working with the company for 6 months now include:

  • Ruth Wandhofer, Global Managing Director at Citigroup, Regulatory, Market & Innovation Strategy.
  • Julian Johnson, former Global Head of Sales and Executive Vice President in top enterprise software businesses such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft
  • Pawel Tomczuk, entrepreneur, and angel investor, founder of the largest strategic communications firm in Central Europe that was eventually sold to Publicis Groupe.

Also as of the beginning of November, Pawel Tomczuk, took the position as the Chairman of Coinfirm.

Among the new team members who joined Coinfirms advisory board are:

    • Lee Byrne a regulatory veteran, who serves  as the International AML Advisor
    • Harry Saito, former KPMG Executive Director and CEO of Tokyo International Consulting, who joins as Senior Advisor for Japan the market with the most advanced adoption of cryptocurrencies.

    Both of them have been working with the company as consultants for over 3 months before joining the advisory board.

Also, the team is joined by Ben Brophy, Delivery Director, and the former Head of the Innovation Hub at Royal Bank of Scotland and CEO of BlockLab, who advised organizations such as Euroclear on design, implementation, and launch of the blockchain based solution.

Each of the board members brings in unique insights into different layers of our organizations, which helps us to accelerate the process of becoming the global standard for AML in Cryptocurrencies, said Pawel Kuskowski, CEO, and Founder of Coinfirm.

As the Global MD of Regulatory and Market & Innovation at Citigroup, Ruth brings in over a decade of experience as a global executive at one of the worlds premier financial institutions. A leader in the regulatory space with particular knowledge and insight into blockchain applications, Ruth helps Coinfirm to accelerate the process of becoming the global standard for AML/CTF in the cryptocurrency space and speed up its adoption by regulators and financial institutions all over the world.

I am excited to support Coinfirm in the growing space of blockchain technology, where risk management, compliance and data analytics are the backbone for creating sound solution...

15:14

Grim vintage crime scene photos from the LAPD archive "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


An image of Maila Nurmi as Vampira taken in 1955. It is a part of a huge collection of vintage LAPD crime scene pictures unearthed by photographer Merrick Morton in 2014.
 
Fototeka is a large photo digitation service that works in conjunction with the...

15:05

Bug Out Locations! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bug Out Locations!

Bug Out Locations
Forrest Garvin The Prepping Academy Audio player below!

There are various scenarios from the possibility of natural disasters to post-apocalyptic chaos that prompt people to find secret locations where they can exist off the grid. When theres a natural disaster that covers quite a large area like a hurricane, the necessity arises of moving elsewhere where you have food, water and a place to stay until things are back to normal.

Continue reading Bug Out Locations! at Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

15:02

How Bitcoin Cash Has Suddenly Become the Real Thing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Cash has suddenly ballooned over the weekend to new heights. What is the reason behind this?

15:01

How The Deep State Controls Social Media and Digitally Assassinates Critics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Robert David SteeleThis is a speculative account based on personal experience and broad reading. In no way is it a substitute for a proper legal discovery process but it could be useful in guiding such a process.
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15:00

Man Outraged Merch Guy Wont Accept Cryptocurrency He Invented "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ATLANTA Local punk Jordan Flaxer flew off the handle last night after the merch guy for touring band The Dead Stench refused payment in FlaxxX, Flaxers personally developed, decentralized digital currency, witnesses report.

The Dead Stench claimed they try to make buying their merch as simple as possible by accepting cash, credit cards, and drink tickets.

Hell, Ive traded band patches for ear gauges before, said frontman Lester Nash. But this dude told me I either had to log onto the dark web and rent out a P.O. Box to accept a fund transfer, or mine for the currency by letting him use my computer to download torrents of bootleg movies. He wanted us to come back to his garage to prove it was all legit all for two pins that we sell for $1.

Flaxer, a self-described entrepreneur, joined the growing cryptocurrency community to compete with such grossly inflated economies like Qoins, Tolkin-Tokens, DirtBits, DUBloonz, and Chump Change. While Flaxer currently possesses 100 percent of all FlaxxX currency, he did claim he is working on a deal with a Dubai construction firm who is very interested in using FlaxxX as their official system of money laundering.

Related:

According to Flaxers secret calculations a single FlaxxX is currently valued at approximately $500,000 USD.

This is the future. These bands better wake up and embrace it, or be left behind, Flaxer said. Now, if youll excuse me, I have to find an Uber driver who will accept this bag of hair for a ride home.

Not to be outdone, forwa...

14:58

Evidence mounts that plague outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thousands of people have been infected and over 143 are now reported dead from the plague outbreak thats now threatening Africa, reports the UK Daily Mail. Health officials are unsure how this years outbreak began, reports the paper. Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas.

Isnt it interesting that just as Prince William is calling for urgent depopulation efforts in Africa, we suddenly have the rapid spread of the plague from unknown origins? As Natural News previously reported, Prince William appears to be pushing for depopulation efforts across Africa in the name of environmentalism:

Africas rapidly growing human population is predicted to more than double by 2050 a staggering increase of three and a half million people per month, Prince William explained during a recent event hosted by the Tusk Trust, a charity that is committed to protecting African wildlife.

According to The Telegraph, Prince William continued, Urbanization, infrastructure development, cultivation all good things in themselves, but they will have a terrible impact unless we begin to plan and to take measures now.

Want to eliminate blacks? Just release a weaponized disease strain and blame Mother Nature

Whats the quickest and easiest way for globalists to eliminate targeted human populations? Release a weaponized infectious disease and let it spread from city to city while using the outbreak to strengthen government funding of the vaccine and pharmaceutical industries. This, of course, is a form of medical genocide.

Yet as weve repeatedly seen, vaccines and pharmaceuticals are now confirmed to be routinely used to reduce targeted populations rather than save lives. Just last week, for example, a bombshell science paper was released that documents the covert infertility chemical being spiked into W.H.O. vaccines administered in African nations. From Vaccines.news:

[A] bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Devel...

14:55

Osage Nation Congressman Otto Hamilton Announces Candidacy for Assistant Chief of Osage Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Otto Hamliton

Published November 14, 2017

PAWHUSKA, OKLAHOMA On Monday, Otto Hamilton of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, currently an Osage Nation Congress member, declared his candidacy for Assistant Chief of the Osage Nation. Hamilton announced his candidacy on Hamilton for Assistant Chief social media sites where he stated his intentions; to support progressive Osage language efforts; expand Osage schools and education programs; support proven economic development initiatives; and work to improve the best interests of the Osage Nation workforce for overall support of Osage Nation supportive services for Osage citizens everywhere.

I am pleased and honored to announce my candidacy for Assistant Principal Chief of the Osage Nation. During my term as an Osage Congressman, I gained an understanding of the complexities of our tribal government including its capabilities and limitations, said Hamilton. As Assistant Chief, I will be a valued contributor to the Osage Nation Executive Branch; I see many helpful and positive roles for the Assistant Chief.

It is my belief that the primary role of the Assistant Chief is to be an advocate for the best interests of the Osage Nation. There are many issues that will come before us in the next few years. We need to strengthen our communities to enhance the Osage quality of life.

The Assistant Chief should be a vital and active communications link between the employees and the congress. In my role as an Osage Congress member who is a former tribal employee (10 + years), I know the value of maintaining open communication with the Osage Nation workforce.

As a lifetime culturally active Osage community member, I have learned through our traditional ways how to bring people together toward common goals, unity and project completion. It was my greatest honor as a Congressman to sponsor legislation for a new Pawhuska dance arbor. I had the opportunity to work with many other tribal members, departments and branches for one common goal that supports Osage culture and language.

I believe that the foundation of any thriving Native community should include revitalization of language and culture, access to education, affordable quality housing, quality healthcare, and employment opportunities for all skill levels. These
are the issues that I hear about the most and these are the efforts I promise...

14:55

Freedom for the Wolf: Essential new documentary traces the rise of fake democracy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Last year, I was very fortunate to see an early cut of Rupert Russells documentary on the rise of fake democracy Freedom of the Wolf, which is currently on general release. The title of the film comes from the renowned philosopher Isaiah Berlin...

This mouth-watering Instagram is dedicated to real-life re-creations of food from Miyazaki movies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Its been noted that all of Hayao Miyazakis movies, in addition to being a feast for the eyes, are positively obsessed with food. Theres always a section in every movie where the characters enjoy a bite to eat, and in every case the food is meticulously observed and rendered. The...

14:53

How Close Did Bitcoin Get to Disastrous Chain Death Spiral "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin may have dropped only 30 percent in the recent Bitcoin Cash rally, but the actual worry was just how low the hash rate got

14:50

STK Global Payments Extends Presale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

STK is announcing changes to its Token Generation Event, beginning with an extended presale and a lower minimum buy-in to accommodate the high demand for early participation in a wider cryptocurrency marketplace. The presale will be extended until December 10, with a minimum buy-in of 20 ETH. The public sale will run from December 11 until January 14, 2018.

Built on the Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token, the STK token will enable instant cryptocurrency payments at point of sale the first such solution to bridge cryptocurrency with retail transactions in real-time.

Recent developments within the blockchain industry have shifted the way token generation events are structured and how contributors are looking to participate. As the number of ICOs continues to increase and the marketplace is crowded with new offerings, token sales are trending towards smaller hard caps with more participants to account for a wider spread of interest and participation.

The response to our presale has validated the appetite for our token and its utility, said Miro Pavletic, Director of STK. Weve restructured our Token Generation Event to allow for greater participation from its most important market our end user.

STK has also reduced its hard cap to 155, 172 ETH, with a total token supply of 500 million, of which 275MM STK tokens will be available for sale.

About STK Global Payments

STK Global Payments is the cryptocurrency technology solution which enables real-time cryptocurrency payments at points of sale, and the issuer of the STK token. The STK token was designed to provide a method that can allow cryptocurrency to be used instantly at retail for seamless integration into everyday transactions and financial services. The STK token will be implemented on the public Ethereum blockchain as an ERC20 token. The STK token is part of a global solution to facilitate borderless transactions through a smart contract which facilitates a real-time exchange of cryptocurrency into fiat at the POS.

For more information on the STK token, visit www.stktoken.com

 

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14:49

Dressing Up My Dog After William Wegmans Photos of Weimaraners "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

William Wegman: Being Human, published by Chronicle Books 2017 (image courtesy William Wegman and Chronicle Books)

Over the past 47 years, the artist William Wegman has owned 10 Weimaraners. Each silky gray dog has starred in Wegmans photography, adorned in wigs, sunglasses, and heels, and dressed as characters ranging from George Washington to Mother Goose. These images were wildly popular in the 90s, featured in calendars, television shows, and countless childrens books. I, for one, learned the letters of the alphabet with Alphabet Soup, a short film in which two of Wegmans Weimareners cook soup (dressed, naturally, in aprons), while others elongate and contort their limbs into the ABCs.

Shawn (2000) from William Wegman: Being Human, published by Chronicle Books 2017 (image courtesy William Wegman and Chronicle Books)

Wegman did not set out to photograph dogs. According to him, he had no choice. Upon bringing his first dog, Man Ray, to the studio, the puppy demanded the center of attention. He was impossible, writes Wegman. Except when he was in front of the camera then he was different. In the spotlight, Man Ray was as sedate and still as an object. Wegmans experiments with his first dog were slightly tamer; he didnt venture much beyond painting Man Rays nail...

14:44

Homemade mukluks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey everyone,

I recently made the mukluks featured in Garrett and Alexandra Conovers' Snow Walker's Companion (Winter Camping Skills for the North). I recorded the project if you are interested in making your own. These are an excellent for adventures off grid in the Winter. They are a lot more breathable and warmer than boots. They are made from elk hide and canvas. I highly recommend them!

See link:



Thanks! TheWildYam

14:40

The first blockchain gambling machine with unlimited bonuses announced "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SmartPlay.tech platform announced the launch of production of SmartBox gambling machines working on Ethereum smart-contracts with the implementation of new game mechanics, interesting for traditional players.

One of the main advantages of a new device is the possibility to receive unlimited bonuses not only from your own bets, but also from all subsequent bets made by other players. Transparency and honesty of this process are guaranteed by a smart-contract, which cannot be changed even by its owner, since the blockchain guarantees the permanence of data and the game code.

This is a completely new solution in the gambling industry, which has no analogues in the market, in which smart-contracts algorithms will be used to implement the traditional slot machines game process.

For the development of SmartBox software mechanics of already working game product SmartRoulette are used. This is European roulette, successfully launched by the SmartPlay.tech platform at the beginning of the year, during ICO of which in just 3 days about $ 1,000,000 have been collected at the current exchange rate.

To date, SmartRoulette is a provably fair game in which the game process and random number generation are completely transparent and managed by smart-contracts, thereby achieving such competitive advantages as complete immutability of game mechanics and provably random result generation.

As an additional privilege, SmartRoulette users are given the right to become the platform co-owners and receive regular dividends from the projects profit. RLT tokens are credited for each bet on the players account, and when tokens are accumulated, the player automatically begins to receive an interest on all active users bets.

SmartPlay.tech is one of the few blockchain projects, that in just six months of its existence fulfilled the submitted roadmap by 80%. 12 of the 15 tasks set at the very beginning of the platform launch, have been already done by the moment. The active platform development was slowed by the ETH rate growth, which led to the Ethereum network commission for processing one bet raise in price from several cents to several dollars.

Thus, with an average profitability of roulette on smart-contracts from a single bet (transaction) of 2.7%, the network commission before the growth of ETH rate ranged from 0.5 to 0.8%, which made it possible to accumulate profits and charge each player with project tokens, guaranteeing profit from all bets. The ETH rate growth led to the fact that the Ethereum network commission grew to several dollars and amounted to more than 3% of the minimum bet. This made the game process unprofitable, because in order to maintain its profitability, it was necessary to raise the min...

14:30

I'm Really Into Blockchain. I Blockchain Everything! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Imagine saying Im interested in ledger. Must we accept this increasingly ubiquitous usage of the word "blockchain" as an unavoidable fact of life?

14:30

Black Death: Its 100 % Likely It Spreads To The UK And A Ticking Time Bomb Ready To Decimate The World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

plague

The death toll in Madagascar due to the plague has jumped for the first time since health officials claimed the infection was in the beginning stages of control.  With the new uptick in those who died, the fear that the disease will spread to the United Kingdom has been confirmed as 100 percent likely.

The plague death toll has now shown signs that its picking up speed again.  Official figures reveal 165 people have now lost their lives in Madagascars worst outbreak in 50 years. Recent data shows a 15 percent jump in fatalities over just three days, coupled with scientists concerned that the black death has reached a crisis point. Ten other African countries have also been placed on high alert, warning that an outbreak could occur at any time.

At least 2,034 people have been infected down by a more lethal form of the black death so far in the country, which lies off the coast of Africa, according to WHO statistics. Some experts fear the disease (which is so deadly because it is airborne) could mutate and become untreatable during this years outbreak which is expected to blight Madagascar until April. Others worry the plague will go beyond mainland Africa and eventually reach the US, Europe, and Britain.  The plague spreads easily and can kill within 48 hours.  That would leave millions more vulnerable to the outbreak, and create a short supply of life-saving antibiotics.

According to the Daily Mail, experts warn the outbreak of plague in Madagascar this year is being fueled by a strain more lethal than the one which usually strikes the country.  This form of the pneumonic plague is airborne, easily spread by a cough or a sneeze, and has been responsible for two-thirds of all infections this year. The bubonic form of the plague, responsible...

Black Death: Its 100 % Likely It Spreads To The UK And A Ticking Time Bomb Ready To Decimate The World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

plague

The death toll in Madagascar due to the plague has jumped for the first time since health officials claimed the infection was in the beginning stages of control.  With the new uptick in those who died, the fear that the disease will spread to the United Kingdom has been confirmed as 100 percent likely.

The plague death toll has now shown signs that its picking up speed again.  Official figures reveal 165 people have now lost their lives in Madagascars worst outbreak in 50 years. Recent data shows a 15 percent jump in fatalities over just three days, coupled with scientists concerned that the black death has reached a crisis point. Ten other African countries have also been placed on high alert, warning that an outbreak could occur at any time.

At least 2,034 people have been infected down by a more lethal form of the black death so far in the country, which lies off the coast of Africa, according to WHO statistics. Some experts fear the disease (which is so deadly because it is airborne) could mutate and become untreatable during this years outbreak which is expected to blight Madagascar until April. Others worry the plague will go beyond mainland Africa and eventually reach the US, Europe, and Britain.  The plague spreads easily and can kill within 48 hours.  That would leave millions more vulnerable to the outbreak, and create a short supply of life-saving antibiotics.

According to the Daily Mail, experts warn the outbreak of plague in Madagascar this year is being fueled by a strain more lethal than the one which usually strikes the country.  This form of the pneumonic plague is airborne, easily spread by a cough or a sneeze, and has been responsible for two-thirds of all infections this year. The bubonic form of the plague, responsible for the Black Death in the 14th century strikes the country each year and infects around 600 people. But with over 2000 alread infected by pneumonic plague (and counting) health officials arent willing to quit sounding alarms just yet.

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14:23

Whats it like to be one of the best? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article will be dedicated to the presence of one of the youngest and most successful companies in the igaming industry, its participation in the international summit in Malta in the arena of gambling, namely SIGMA.

Company Boss Gaming Studio exists in the market of gaming services for only 2 years, and during this time has already managed to prove itself through the implementation of several successful online projects, the development of its own platform and innovative solutions in operating both online and landbased.

Catalina Lukianenko (Business Development director at Boss Gaming Studio) noted that the main idea and decision to attend SIGMA 2017 was the fact that this event includes not only an exhibition but also a host of accompanying conferences, official meetings, interactive sessions, and reports.

SIGMA17 eventually became a platform that united on its territory not only affiliates, but also representatives from various industries. It is very important to meet on the summit many experts in operating, affiliates, investors, start-ups, regulators, representatives of payment systems, vendors. Our company is developing in several directions and thanks to our participation we will be able to significantly improve the communication between all of the above, with sharing our experience and getting experience of experts in the future we will implement advanced services with the least expensive time part.

 Eman Pulis (Founder of SIGMA) comments on his approach in organizing the summit as follows:

WE believe the three distinct pillars Affilaites, Operators, and Vendors are coming closer and closer together, thanks to this constant effort for consolidation. In addition, the barriers for an affiliate to become an operator on a white label today are non-existent. Couple this with the fact that the events calendar is overwhelming we thought it pertinent to have an all-encompassing show.

Bossgs also noted that due to the fact that the summit is not taking place in a short period, but lasts almost a week, they have the opportunity to distribute themselves through the expo floor, conferences, actions with the reports of start-ups and attend official evening events, according to which the CEO of Bossgs, Viacheslav Viedienieiev, knows that all the further magic of development of vital activity of the industry takes place.

Having been engaged in gambling for more than 15 years, Im convinced that any quality communication is developed in informal situations. The costume and tie is easily replaced with a cigar and a nice soul company For people who really have something to discuss and what to focus on, what to share...

14:23

After Declines, Bitcoin Comes Back Stronger "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Analysis over the past year shows that Bitcoin has come back stronger after downturns over 20%, with an average of 61.5% growth after the fact.

14:21

Parents Blame Vaccines For Two Infants Deaths "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Two infants from the region of Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City have passed away as of a few days ago. The parents have filed a complaint which asserts that vaccines were the mutual cause of deaths. The pentavalent...

The post Parents Blame Vaccines For Two Infants Deaths appeared first on Vaxxter.

14:21

Brotherhood Using Deep Web to Open New Front in US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Deep web

A former Egyptian government minister says the Muslim Brotherhood is using the deep web to raise funds for operations in the U.S. and possibly to purchase weapons. Thats according to the Egyptian weekly el-Fagr, which interviewed (Arabic link) former deputy interior minister Mohammad Nour el-Din.

El-Din said the Brotherhood uses those parts of the internet that dont appear in search engines (Google, etc.) to fundraise. Much of this effort is via Bitcoin, a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system.

The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S.The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S. (Image: Computer screenshot)

The former minister, who is a security expert, suggested the organization could well be purchasing rockets and mortars and hiring mercenaries via the deep web as well.

The newspaper item says the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to establish a new Islamist front in the U.S. and elsewhere but currently lacks sufficient funding. This is despite recent reports of the large sums of money transferred to the Brotherhood, particularly from Qatar and Turkey.

 

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14:10

Someone used a bike-sharing scheme to pay homage to their favourite movie "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theres a bicycle sharing scheme in Singapore called oBike that launched in 2017 and this person did something very inventive with it.

Lets hope it takes you less time than it did us to identify the movie reference.

How did they get back without their bike? Phoned home.

Source

The post Someone used a bike-sharing scheme to pay homage to their favourite movie appeared first on The Poke.

14:07

Renewing the independence of the voluntary youth sector : Reload CVYS, Friday, November 15 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

NCVYS

The former logo of the defunct NCVYS, once a proud, independent voice in the youth work arena

 

During our existence we have expressed on many occasions the concern that the voluntary youth sector is relinquishing its vital independence see The NCVYS closure: Whither the voluntary youth sectors independent voice? 

Thus it is fascinating to hear about the following initiative.

RELOAD NCVYS MEETING FOR LOCAL & REGIONAL CVYSs

Charles W. Shaw informs that the further meeting of Councils for Voluntary Youth Services Network is to be held from 11am to 2pm Friday 17th November 2017 for the purposes of continuing the work started in Wolverhampton at the beginning of 2017.

Network CVYS will continue to examine how NCVYS lost its way, learn from this and plan a way to take positive steps forward and share with the sector.

Meeting will be held at The Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street,
London, WC2N 6EZ.
For further meeting details telephone 07818 434346 or email: england@cvys.org.uk

We hope to hear more about this promising development.

 


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14:05

BREAKING: China May Cut Off Cheap Power To Bitcoin Miners? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin mining uses a huge amount of power, which has traditionally been provided at very cheap rates in the Sichuan province of China. Now, all that may radically change.

14:01

Media Silent as a Record 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to End Govt Corruption "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Rachel BlevinsClose to 1 million people took to the streets in Spain to call for the release of Catalan political prisonersbut this historic gathering has fallen in line with a series of unprecedented protests in Spain, which have been virtually ignored by the mainstream media.
Read more

14:00

If These Accusers Are Telling The Truth, Why Havent They Outed ME Yet? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Always believe the victim. Thats a principle I live by when it comes to the victims of stolen intellectual property, reverse racism, and, most importantly, false accusations of sexual misconduct.

But let me ask those blindly believing accusers of sexual misconduct just one simple question: If theyre really telling the truth, why havent they outed me yet?

This is an issue near and dear to my heart, especially in light of the recent frenzy weve seen in Hollywood of publicly outing serial abusers for sexual harassment and assault on an unbelievable scale.

Unbelievable, indeed.

If these accusers are so attached to the truth, then how do you explain me, a serial harasser, who has never been accused of harassment?

Its not that I dont believe harassment is happening, believe me, Im sure it does. But from where Im standing its clear as day that the accusations flying around are not rooted in the truth. Ive used every position of power Ive found myself in, no matter how trivial, to make unwanted sexual advances on women in my life and you mean to tell me that meant nothing to them?!

Related: Read the 8th Amendment: I Have a Legal Right to Own a Dick, and No Feminist Is Taking That Away

 

Believe me, I have put in the work.

Tireless hours of sexual profanities shouted on the street, nonconsensual physical touch, and obsessive, borderline stalker behavior, and Im not even an honorable mention? How can you share a moment of intimacy like making eye contact with me through your bedroom window while you change and not even think to mention me in this hotbed of public calls for accountability?

Im calling bullshit.

I wont believe a single accusation until I too have been publicly called out and denounced for my inappropriate behavior. Until then, if any women reading this are interested in seeing what I call a real hot bed, regardless of your interest, I will try to show you.

Let the world know about your very specific taste in comedy with a shirt from The Hard Times:

14:00

Journal silently fixes emergency care paper after misleading press coverage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last month, a colleague of emergency medicine doctor Daniel Waxman sent him some newly reported findings that took him by surprise. Waxman knew from the title of a press release about the recent paper Nearly Half of U.S. Medical Care Comes From Emergency Rooms that something was wrong. Immediately I said, thats not []

The post Journal silently fixes emergency care paper after misleading press coverage appeared first on Retraction Watch.

14:00

sewing: mammoth flannel cheyenne tunic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is written by Meg of Cookin and Craftin.

Im here with my flannel week contribution! When Rachael announced a flannel-themed week, I jumped on the opportunity to make something flannel. As you may know, I recently moved to Vermont, and Vermont and plaid flannel are practically synonymous, right? Obviously I had to make myself a flannel Cheyenne tunic.

I took the opportunity to try out a pattern Ive been meaning to make for what seems like forever now: the Hey June Cheyenne tunic (available in print or PDF format in the shop). I have had this pattern printed out, traced and ready to roll for several months now, so I was delighted to have a push to finally make one!

I have always admired the lovely, soft v-neck of the popover tunic view, as well as the curved shirttail hem.

After making a wearable muslin, I jumped right into cutting into this mammoth flannel, in the ash colorway, which is a fabulous black, cream, charcoal and navy combination. Mammoth flannel is from Robert Kaufman and is 100% cotton. At 7.8 oz/yd, its a sturdy, cozy, and ideal for winter.

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14:00

Edible Innovations: Minimizing Deforestation with Mapping Technologies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Leo Bottrill is the founder of Moabi, an organization that develops the technology to map and monitor resource-related infrastructure.

Read more on MAKE

The post Edible Innova...

13:59

Study: climate change accelerates growth in trees, especially urban ones "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM) and the cities have greater CO2 and greater warmth department, comes this verification of Liebigs Law of the Minimum and a follow on to a story we covered on the same subject a few years back. International study on the impact of climate change on tree growth Trees in

13:54

A Telling Comparison: Israel versus North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Al-Monitor

Missing from corporate media accounts is what causes the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK aka North Korea) to be singled out for opprobrium for what, essentially, is developing a deterrent against any entity that would attack it.

A comparison with how the United Nations deals with North Korea vis--vis another member state state, Israel, is instructive.

Israel occupies Palestinian territory; destroys Palestinian olive groves and poisons Palestinian sheep; sprays Palestinian homes with sewage; sabotages Palestinian water supplies; cuts off power to Palestine; terrorizes Palestinians for hours at checkpoints, including the sick, infirm, and pregnant women, some who are forced to give birth at the checkpoints; stops fishermen from earning a living from the sea; shells hospitals, schools, and playgrounds; blows up kids on beaches; and commits myriad other war crimes. Israel has nuclear weapons and ICBMs. The last point is the only one that North Korea shares with Israel.

Yet only North Korea is vociferously criticized and sanctioned by the US and its allies. Is this fair?

And is it just that North Korea is bullied and sanctioned for developing a self-defense?

Creation

Israel was brought into existence by the UN granting Palestinian land from Mandate Palestine to Jews, who happened to be mainly migrant Jews from another continent Europe.

North Korea was created by World War II victors, predominantly the United States, splitting a country into two halves. Thereby, one ethnic group was separated from the other by a border.

Occupation

Whereas the Koreans are indigenous to Korea, Americans are occupying the territory of many Indigenous nations, as are Jewish Israelis (with the exception of Mizrahi Jews) occupying Arab territories.

Israel signifies a situation whereby one group of outsiders was favorably positioned by the UN to carry out an occupation of an Indigenous people.

The DPRK signifies a situation where a people indigenous to a territory were separated from kin by an outside entity. The self-determination of Koreans was not respected.

Notably, th...

13:54

More ICO Warnings As EU Issues Two Regulatory Statements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The need for ICOs to comply with EU directives is a focus of two new statements this week.

13:53

Theres a wild conspiracy theory on social media that The Queen has been dead since 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theres a wild conspiracy theory on social media that The Queen has been dead since 2016 and the government is hiding the truth because of Brexit.

Five tweets are going viral which explain this troubling revelation:

13:45

Bottom in Place? Bitcoin's Price Needs to Consolidate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin's price is holding its ground so far today is the short-term bottom in place?

13:43

Mastercard Patents Blockchain Tech For Instant Payments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mastercard has filed a patent to use Blockchain technology to process transactions instantaneously, allowing merchants to receive funds immediately upon sale.

13:30

The next Fuji GFX-100 and Hasselblad X2D will have 100 MP sensor, have 6fps and record 4K video "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sony officially listed the three new medium format sensor specs. These sensors will be available from 2018. Its certain the future Fuji GFX-100 and the Hasselblad X2D will use the IMx461 100MP sensor. This one can record 4K video at

The post The next Fuji GFX-100 and Hasselblad X2D will have 100 MP sensor, have 6fps and record 4K video appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

13:17

This person thinks they identified something new and its just brilliant "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres something new you might not have heard about before. Its quite big among millennials apparently. Its called co-living.

So much to enjoy from the whole article (which you can read here).

Here are a few highlights.

Youve heard about co-working spaces where several businesses or entrepreneurs get together to work, but have you ever heard of co-living?

Each has their own space, but some rooms are shared. Its another real Millennial innovation from the generation who are always rewriting the rules of the game. Could co-living be the new way to get by?

You need to choose with great care the people who will share your daily life. What are their values, what is your vision of sharing and intimacy, and what do you wish to create together? Establishing the guidelines and regulations before the project gets off the ground are essential for its success.

The pros: Creating more affordable housing, living with people who share the same affinities, living in a community with constant social stimulation

The cons: Having to adjust your needs to those of the group, taking an obligatory part in community life, the necessity to run errands or do chores for the group

Have you ever co-lived? What was it like? Would you recommend it to others?

Heres what people made of it on Twitter.

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13:16

Hong Kong Government to Establish Blockchain-Based Trade Financing System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The system is expected to benefit the country in its participation in Chinas Belt and Road Initiative.

13:04

Indonesia coal power push neglects rural households, chokes urban ones "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

JAKARTA Indonesias picturesque Wakatobi islands are so remote that the electricity only comes on at night. A thousand miles to the west, meanwhile, theres so much power surging into the capital, Jakarta, that it could end up killing residents from the air pollution expected to be generated by seven new coal-fired power plants. This stark disparity calls into question the governments ambitious plan to significantly boost the capacity of the national grid, largely through burning coal, which activists warn could endanger the health of up to 30 million people. The planned distribution of the new power plants, says Arif Fiyanto, energy campaigner with Greenpeace, clearly indicates that the governments target of providing electricity for Indonesian people who still dont have access to electricity can never be achieved, even if all of the planned projects were completed by 2019. The underserved areas include islands like the scenic cluster that make up Wakatobi, a divers paradise in Southeast Sulawesi province, where visitors find that electricity at some resorts is only available from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. The province has 81 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, with just over three-quarters of households connected to the grid. Sulawesi as a whole, including its outlying archipelagos, have a combined installed capacity of just 1,508 MW (1.508 gigawatts), or just 81.5 watts for each of its 18.5 million inhabitants. Its a different story in Java and Bali, which have a combined installed capacity of nearly 25 GW, or 167.5 watts for each of 149.2

13:02

Baltic Finance Ministries Decide to Support Blockchain Technology Development "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In their recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the ministries for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have announced their cooperation on several actions aimed at expanding and developing their economies.

13:00

SegWit Transaction Percentage on Bitcoin Blockchain Dips Below 10% Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The activation of Segregated Witness on the Bitcoin network hasnt done too many favors so far. The number of SegWit-capable transactions is still incredibly low. Without proper support form wallets and other service providers, this will not change. According to the charts, less than 10% of all transactions use this scaling solution. It is a very worrisome trend, to say the very least. Solving this problem will not be easy by any means.

Segregated Witness is designed to make Bitcoin scale in a major way. After a full year of opposition, the solution has now been active on the network. In fact, it has been for several months already. For some reason, there is a low number of SegWit transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. This number is decreasing below 10% once again as well. For some reason, the lack of native support is not being resolved whatsoever. This has been a problem for many months now and only gets worse.

SegWit Adoption Struggles to Surpass 10%

According to recent statistics, less than 10% of Bitcoin transactions use Segregated Witness. Although this is not a big change compared to a while ago, its not positive either. Some blocks show a slightly higher percentage, but its pretty bleak overall. Until service providers and wallets finalize integration, the number will not change. These companies have struggled to finalize this process. Not entirely surprising, as the code is still pretty messy right now.Integration this project has been cumbersome, to say the least.

It is unclear if any big changes will occur before the year is over. Until we see some big improvements, the Bitcoin ecosystem will continue to struggle. Moreover, it also shows the Bitcoin Cash team may not have been entirely wrong in their decision. Scaling comes in many different ways, although SegWit seemingly presented the best solution. It seems a lot of people tend to disagree, otherwise, we would have seen better integration already. A very problematic turn of events, to say the very least.

It will be interesting to see how this situation evolves in the coming weeks and months. Bitcoin can easily be attacked with spam transactions...

13:00

Trump: Putin never interfered with me it was all consensual "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Speaking to reporters in Hanoi Mr Trump said:  When I said yesterday I believed that Mr Putin didnt meddle in our election, well not unless he actually did, in which case I also believe him too, then I really meant it.  Ive met the President on a number of occasions now and he seems to be a real stand up guy who might just possibly be trusted to tell the truthhopefully sometimes.

In an attempt to further clarify his position Mr Trump then went on to say: Of course I also believe our great US intelligence agencies who say that he did interfere.  And theyre great people, the best people.  So if thats their view then its mine too, so long as theyre not wrong.  Meanwhile Mr Trumps son, Donald Junior, has defended his decision to send out Christmas cards with views of Moscows Red Square, along with sets of expensive porcelain Russian Doll Santas.

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13:00

Recommended: David Tranchina Grey Sky "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  On Grey Sky, bassist David Tranchina offers up six concise works as if showing floor model soundtracks for stormy weather.  The opener When Will It Rain? is meant for exactly those times when the answer to that question is any minute now.  The melody trickles out and the moodiness is a perfect match for []

13:00

Meet the Worlds Worst Orchestra, the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Featuring Brian Eno "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What is it about objectively terrible works of art that so captivates? Cults form around Tommy Wiseaus The Room, the Citizen Kane of bad movies, or amateur girl-group The Shaggs, the bestor worstband of all time. Such utter artlessness cannot be faked, but it can, composer Gavin Bryars found, be deliberately orchestrated, to quite enjoyably terrible effect. In 1970, Bryars staged a three-day talent show at the Portsmouth School of Art, with comedians, ventriloquists, musicians, etc. His own entry was the Portsmouth Sinfonia, now rightly known as the worlds worst orchestra. The Sinfonia, writes Dangerous Minds, welcomed musicians and non-musicians alike, though people of talent were expected to play instruments on which they were not proficient. The first iteration of the group consisted of 13 students who could hardly play at all.

Later ensembles featured more dramatic disparities in talent. But no matter their level of ability, all members were expected to play the repertoire to the best of their abilities. The result was a special kind of cacophony: every familiar theme (Also sprach Zarathustrathe William Tell OvertureBeethovens Fifth), though played as ineptly as possible, was approached with respect and even care. You will instantly recognize every tune they attempt, and you will probably bust a gut, adds Dangerous Minds.




Maybe it's the earnestness that gets us, the best of intentions producing the most ridiculous of results. Though formed as a one-off joke, Atlas Obscura...

13:00

CoinHive Cryptocurrency Miner Is 6th Most Common Malware, Says Report "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cyber-security solutions provider Check Point Software has said that the threat from cryptocurrency mining malware is rapidly growing.

13:00

Stamps of Vanished Countries, from Van Diemens Land to Biafra "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Canal Zone issue showing the Gaillard Cut (1931) ( 2017 Thames & Hudson Ltd, London)Canal Zone issue showing the Gaillard Cut (1931) ( 2017 Thames & Hudson Ltd, London)

Some lasted half a century, some only weeks, but each of the nations in Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries, 1840-1975 is now just a memory. Author Bjrn Berge relied on firsthand accounts, later historical interpretations, and the surviving stamps they issued to excavate the rise and fall of these countries. The book, out now from Thames & Hudson, explores 50 such places, each accompanied by a stamp.

The stamps serve as the core evidence, providing concrete proof that the countries did in fact exist, writes Berge in a foreword. Just as certainly, though, they lie. Countries will forever try to present themselves exactly the way they want to be seen: as more dependable, more liberal, more merciful, more awe-inspiring, or better at the business of government than they actually are.

Cover of <em>Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries</em> (courtesy Thames & Hudson)Cover of Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries, 1840-1975 (courtesy Thames & Hudson)

For instance, the Sultanate of Upper Yafa issued stamps in 1967 the same year the state was abolished even though it had no functioning postal system. The elegant e...

FBI seeks Senate documents into sale of fetal tissue a year after being informed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in its final investigative report to show abortion providers had transferred tissue and body parts from aborted fetuses to firms for use in research by charging dollar amounts above their actual costs.

12:41

All You Need To Ascend Part 6 From A 5D Perspective "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Fred Greaves, Guest writer, In5D.com All you need to ascend Part 6 From a 5d Perspective Hi all, I will continue with my series today on breaking down my checklist on raising your vibration. I will combine two on the list today though, because I can see that time is speeding up, and more []

The post All You Need To Ascend Part 6 From A 5D Perspective appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

12:30

DOJ Vows to Prosecute Activists Who Stop Pipeline Construction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Grist

The Justice Departments edict comes after 84 Congressional representatives submitted a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in October asking whether it could charge protestors who damage pipelines and other energy infrastructure under domestic terrorism laws.

Meanwhile, arrests are piling up. Last month, police arrested 23 people for trespassing as they stood hand-in-hand to block the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline on land owned by a group of nuns. Activists won a brief legal victory last Monday when a court halted progress on the pipeline. But days later the U.S. Court of Appeals allowed work to restart. Both the construction and the protests are ongoing.

Across the Midwest, indigenous communities are organizing against the Line 3 Pipeline, which they say could contaminate soil and water and threaten wild rice crops on reservations. Police arrested several pipeline opponents in Wisconsin on Wednesday for holing up inside a pipe for seven ho...

12:25

Ethical food consumption on our plundered planet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Peter Singer of Princeton University argues that since one can healthy without eating meat, one should choose that option rather than harming animals.

12:22

Germany: Singing Activists Interrupt US Coal-Focused Event at United Nations Climate Conference "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Chris Moony / Washington Post

Demonstrators interrupted a U.S. government event at the United Nations climate conference in Germany on Monday, protesting the Trump administrations support for coal-fired power plants and the presidents intention to pull the United States out of an international climate pact.

At the U.N. climate conference in Bonn, demonstrators interrupted the event following a presentation by White House energy policy adviser George David Banks. The event was titled The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation.

Excellent singing, said Banks. I think we should do Karaoke after this.

The interruption underscores the controversy over the panel, as well as the broader animosity toward the Trump administration at the climate conference.

President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, but technically the country cannot withdraw for three more years. Meanwhile, the few remaining countries not initially part of the agreement Syria, Nicaragua have since voiced their support, leaving the United States isolated and upping the frustration with the Trump administrations climate policies.

That frustration spilled over at the panel event. Banks and other panelists, including Holly Krutka, an official at major U.S. coal company Peabody Energy, argued that coal will be with us for some time and it should be made as clean as possible.

This argument is consistent with a number of scientific repor...

12:20

UN Partners WIN to Fight Child Trafficking With Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The pilot involves the participation of UN agencies, UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT).

12:04

DIY Hanukkah Mobile With Nesting Dreidels "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you start to see photos of my classic nesting dreidel mobile here on CJM that must mean that Hanukkah is coming! So yes indeed, with Hanukkah just a month away, I suggest planning ahead and getting a head start...

12:02

What New Zealands Unfortunate Experiment Can Teach Us "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the Boston Review: In his new book Doctors in Denial: The Forgotten Women in the Unfortunate Experiment, Ronald W. Jones chronicles the history of New Zealands largest medical research scandal. Unlike the Tuskegee syphilis experiment scandal in the U.S., the medical scandal in New Zealand was responded to with adequate repercussions for the doctors involved as well as rigorous policy reforms, keeping New Zealand medical research scandal-free ever since.

For a more instructive example of how to respond to abusive research, consider New Zealand. New Zealanders had their Tuskegee moment in June 1987, when Metro magazine published the investigative report An Unfortunate Experiment at National Womens. According to the report, women with cervical cancer in situ had been deceived and mistreated for years at a prestigious Auckland hospital. This revelation led to an official government inquiry, six months of public hearings, and, most importantly, far-reaching reforms that have effectively prevented any further such abuses. The story of the unfortunate experiment and its aftermath is told in an important new book by Dr. Ronald W. Jones, an obstetrician-gynecologist at National Womens who played a central role in exposing the scandal.

The publication of this book is a major event, and not simply because it is rare for a medical whistleblower to write with such deep knowledge and clarity. Unlike the Tuskegee study, the unfortunate experiment barely registered with medical researchers outside New Zealand. Even in the academic discipline of bioethics, which developed at least partly because of U.S. research abuses in the 1960s and 70s, the unfortunate experiment is rarely taught or discussed.

This is a puzzling oversight. In many respects, the way New Zealand handled the unfortunate experiment should be a model for the rest of the world. Whistleblowers spoke out; the press did its job; the authorities investigated and said: No more. Then the government instituted reforms that have kept New Zealand medical research scandal-free for nearly thirty years. Why has the world paid so little attention?

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12:01

Is Addiction a Disease? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Scientific American: The current medical consensus is that addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain disease in which drug use becomes involuntary despite its negative consequences. However, there is strong scientific evidence suggesting otherwise, including narratives of people who have overcome addiction without treatment.

In The Biology Of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease, Marc Lewis, a neuroscientist and former drug addict, argues that addiction is uncannily normal, and he offers what he calls the learning model of addiction, which he contrasts to both the idea that addiction is a choice and to the idea that addiction is a disease. Lewis acknowledges that there are undoubtedly brain changes as a result of addiction, but he argues that these are the typical results of neuroplasticity in learning and habit formation in the face of very attractive rewards.

In reviewing a number of case studies, Lewis argues that most addicts dont think they are sick (and this is good for their recovery) and that the stories of people who have overcome their addiction, instead of impotence and disease, speak of a journey of empowerment and of rewriting ones life narrative. That is, addicts need to come to know themselves in order to make sense of their addiction and to find an alternative narrative for their future. In turn, like all learning, this will also re-wire their brain.

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12:00

Opinion: GTA Exposed My Son to Unrealistic Portrayals of Quick and Affordable Hospital Visits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Recently I vowed to be a more present father during the weekends I have with my kid, and I was shocked to discover some of the things in the games hes playing.  Did you know theres one called Grand Theft Auto thats teaching a generation that they will have quick and affordable hospital visits should they need them? Sadly, that is only one of the grossly unrealistic scenarios put forth by this awful game.

I sat down with my son when he started playing, and I quickly realized the offensive ideas this thing is teaching our children.  He was able to get a gun almost immediately, something I have no problem with, and after murdering several people that were probably bad guys he was badly injured in a misunderstanding with police.

This is where it gets troubling. The next thing I knew my son was leaving a hospital the next morning. For a reasonable one time payment he was back in peak physical condition; no lingering injuries, no inescapable debt. This is an outrage! Im trying to teach my kid about the real world, and this sick, twisted game is NOT helping.

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

So I quit my very lucrative job, cashed out my 401 K, drained my life savings, told my boss to go fuck himself, and set out to make my video game masterpiece a reality.

His character left the hospital after that and took a cab to meet up with his friends to plan something. Sound normal? WRONG. This taxi halfway across the city only cost four dollars! And dont even get me started on the cab ride. There was no traffic or construction at all!  No waiting in stand still traffic while you have to urinate, staring at an....

Man Grinding Out McDonalds Shifts to Afford Cool New Sword "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

JOPLIN, Miss. Weapons aficionado Douglas Han has begun taking extra shifts at his fast food job to acquire what he calls his most badass sword yet.

Its a grind, said Han, 22. Im still a bit of a noob at McDonalds, but any powerful warrior has to begin his or her journey at the drive-thru window. Im getting a small amount of experience with each burger I assemble and McNuggets I microwave.

Han who has amassed a small collection of swords, daggers and knives over the past decade has volunteered to work 60-hour weeks so he can finally afford a three figure sword and upgrade his bedroom wall to the next level.

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

I havent decided what my next weapon exactly will be or what stats to focus on, said the eager Han. Theres a rapier with extremely high ratings in speed and sharpness. There is also a katana Ive been eyeing made of carbon steel and a leather hilt for maximum striking force. Its a trade-off for sure.

The young swordmasters coworkers at the off-highway McDonalds franchise report that Han has been tirelessly working toward the level of Shift Manager so that he can acquire the resources needed to purchase the cool sword at a faster rate.

Asked what the hardest parts of the grind have been so far, Han said, Well, I consider myself a paladin because of my close relationship with God, so the sword is a natural choice for me. But things would be so much easier if I had become a spellcaster instead. Wands are really cheap on Etsy right now.

Also, the lack of a healer has been really tough, he added. Our health insurance does...

12:00

Outcome Reporting Bias in Antipsychotic Medication Trials "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new study suggests that the effectiveness of antipsychotic medications may be overstated due to biased publication methods. The researchers found that the vast majority of antipsychotic drug trials used biased reporting methods. These practices ensured that the published drug trials demonstrated positive outcomes by obscuring a number of negative findings.

Sweep It Under The Carpet at CEPT University, by Vaishal Dalal (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Since 2006, when the World Health Organization mandated it, drug trials are required to pre-register their intended outcome measures on the clinicaltrials.gov database. This was designed to prevent selective reporting bias, a type of deceptive practice in which researchers conduct many outcome measures, then report only the ones with positive results.

Researchers at Utrecht University conducted the current study. The corresponding author was Jurjen J. Luykx at the Department of Translational Neuroscience. Luykx and his colleagues found that 85% of the published antipsychotic drug trials did not report on the outcome measures they indicated when they pre-registered their study. In fact, according to the researchers:

81% of [antipsychotic drug trials] had at least one secondary outcome non-reported, newly introduced, or changed to a primary outcome in the respective publication.

When researchers conduct studies to determine whether medications are effective, it is standard practice to declare a primary outcome (such as scores on a standardized measure of psychosis). However, when researchers use multiple questionnaires assessing many kinds of outcomes, it increases the chances that any one outcome may be improved simply due to chance. That is, the more tests you run, the more likely it is that one of them will find a significant result.

When researchers report on the test that came out positive, rather than the test they selected as their primary outcome at the beginning of the study, this is known as selective outcome reporting bias. Thi...

12:00

Reality Shares, Nasdaq Partner to Launch Blockchain Economy Index "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Investment marketplace Reality Shares has teamed up with Nasdaq to launch an index tracking companies in the nascent blockchain industry.

12:00

The Science Behind Dental Mercury and Other Environmental Toxicants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NOTE: My father was a dentist for a decade before becoming an orthodontist. I've often wondered about his (and my Mom's, who was his chair side assistant before their marriage) mercury burden from the 1950s as they relate to my...

11:58

Proof of time travel? Painting from 1850 shows woman absorbed in smartphone "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Picture
A PAINTING from the 1850s appears to show a woman looking at a smartphone sparking suggestions of time travel.
Source: http://www.express.co.uk

11:53

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.  Romans 14:4 (KJV)

11:49

Crypto Funds Are a Good Idea: Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency funds are notoriously tricky. Theres a system that might bring trust among users and traders alike.

11:29

Waves Platform Launches New Technology, Aims To Become Faster "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The new technology is aimed at expanding the effective bandwidth and speed of block creation that will significantly benefit the businesses utilizing the Waves platform.

11:13

Robe Patterns Roundup: 25+ Comfy Designs, All FREE "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

robe patternsYikes, it's late autumn already and Christmas is Nearly HERE! When I was growing up, I always got robes as gifts at Christmas.  For some reason, a robe seems like the perfect gift, at least to my mother.  I didn't always understand it when I was young, but now as Continue reading

11:11

Bitcoin Price Watch; A Return To The Upside? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So it is now Tuesday morning and we are about to kickoff the session out of Europe for another days worth of bitcoin price trading. Things have been pretty volatile over the last few days and, subsequent to the cancellation of the hard fork, sentiment has struggled to find any sort of sustained upside shift.

This initially translated to some pretty sharp weakness, with price falling in around 20% from last weeks highs over the weekend.

Whether the recent recovery is representative of a longer-term bottoming out of this decline and, in turn, a return to the overarching upside momentum that has dominated action across the last six weeks or so remains to be seen.

All we can do is set up against the market with our standard intraday approach and hope that we have an opportunity to jump in and out of the markets if and when things move.

So, with that noted, lets get some levels in place that we can use to try and draw a profit from any volatility in the bitcoin price during the European session today.

As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range that we are using for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 6488 and resistance to the upside at 6583. We are going to look for a close above resistance initially to validate an immediate upside target of 6620. A stop loss at 6570 works well on the trade.

Looking the other way, if we get a close below support, we will enter short towards a downside target of 6440. A stop loss on this one at 6500 defines risk nicely.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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11:09

Gay Man Probably Still Going To Root Blokes Even If Abbott Gets His Way Tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local gay, Bazza, is probably still going to keep rooting other blokes, even if former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Christian lobbyists have managed to wrangle enough of the population to vote No towards same-sex marriage. The 31-year-old accountant says that even though the Christians had hoped a majority no vote would []

The post Gay Man Probably Still Going To Root Blokes Even If Abbott Gets His Way Tomorrow appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

11:08

DIY Hanukkah Tablecloth: Giant Blue And White Stenciled Snowflakes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yes, indeed things are starting look quite festive around here, right? And at long last I can share with you this really great Hanukkah DIY tablecloth that is really so simple to make, and the results are truly fun and...

11:04

Pittsburgh Summit: The People vs. Oil & Gas Industry (11-17 to 11-20) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The People vs. Oil and Gas Summit in Pittsburgh

The People vs. Oil and Natural Gas Summit will be held from Friday, November 17 to Monday, November 20 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.

This Summit is an opportunity for communities who are fighting back against fossil fuels to gather to share stories, strategies, and skills, as well as to collaborate with other communities who are doing the same kinds of work across the country. Most exciting, on Monday we will taking action at energy companies headquarters to make it clear we will not stop fighting for our homes, water, and air.

Hotel rooms in Pittsburgh for the weekend are sold out, but if youd like to attend the conference and are able to make it into the city, click here to register.

FRIDAY AGENDA

8:15-9:15 Breakfast
9:00 Registration Opens

9:20-10:20 Issue Panels:
-Climate & Infrastructure, -Wet Gas = Chemicals = Plastics

10:30-11:30 Issue Panels:
-Working with Landowners to Stop Fossil Fuel Infrastructure inc. How to Stop Eminent Domain
-Follow the Money: Funders of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure & How to Pressure Them to Stop

11:30-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:55 Grounding in This Place: A Welcome From Local Pittsburgh Organizers
2:00-2:45 Getting to Know Each Other: Participant Mingle

3:00-4:00 Issue Panels:
-Climate Justice and Jobs
-Indigenous Sovereignty & Fossil Fuel Fights: Legal, Policy, and Communications Strategies
-Womb to Tomb: Gas / Oil Distribution Cycle & Points of Intervention

4:30-5:30 Issue Panels:
-Coal Impacts from Mines to Power Plants How We Fight
-Drivers of Expansion: Intervening to Prevent the Next Wave
-Rapid Response to Fossil Fuel Disasters
-Communities at Risk from FERC and Natural Gas Distribution Community Destruction

6:00-8:00 Social hour, food, and Conference welcome & overview of why we are here

7:30-8:15 Keynote: Community Impacts of Fossil Fuel Extraction & State of the Movement & Our Fights

SATURDAY AGENDA

8:00-9:00 Breakfast and Welcome

9:00-10:00 Stories from the Frontlines:
-Fracking & Frac Sand Mining, -Oil & Tar Sands Pipelines
-Gas Pipelines, -Oil Trains

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11:00

Vitalik Buterin Deems Bitcoin Cash Worthy of Taking the Bitcoin Name "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Virtually everyone in the cryptocurrency world knows who Vitalik Buterin is. He is often credited with being one of the main creators of Ethereum. While this blockchain is no longer immutable, it is still a very popular project. He also has some very interesting, albeit controversial opinions now and then. One of his latest tweets revolves around Bitcoin Cash being worthy of the Bitcoin name. A rather unpopular opinion among most cryptocurrency users, although one that isnt without merit either.

The struggle between BTC and BCH is very real right now. Both chains are competing for supremacy. So far, Bitcoin is still in the lead as far as this development is concerned. Bitcoin Cash has seen a massive price increase, which many backers claim is natural demand. Others see it as one of the biggest pump-and-dump schemes in cryptocurrency. Both opinions are somewhat valid at this point in time. BCH Still has everything to prove from a long-term perspective.

Vitalik Buterin on Bitcoin Cash

Vitalik Buterin introduced some interesting opinions on this debacle. More specifically, he claims BCH is a legitimate contender for the Bitcoin name. It is certainly true Bitcoin itself is not without issues whatsoever. Proper scaling has not been achieved yet, despite the community mainly backing SegWit for over a year now. Companies struggle to integrate this solution due to its complexity. A regular on-chain block size increase would have been another option worth exploring.

Buterin also hints at how Theymos censorship is a big problem. That is certainly the case, as no one is a big fan of this individual whatsoever. At...

11:00

Hong Kong Official Touts Blockchain for China's 'Belt and Road' Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A senior Hong Kong treasury official has said blockchain could bolster China's ongoing efforts to significantly expand its trade capabilities.

11:00

Egyptian hieroglyphs were early examples of Facebook status updates "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

far more poking going on than was strictly necessaryMark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has today been served a cease and desist order issued on behalf of the Egyptian government who claim that he stole the idea of sharing photos and status updates from the hieroglyphs found on the walls of ancient pyramids.

Archaeologists claim that despite the popularity of hieroglyphics, many ancient Egyptians also had concerns about such modern forms of communication. Some pharaohs had their whole lives laid out on their pyramid walls, said one. The lax privacy settings meant that anyone wandering past could find out everything about them. But hieroglyphs were still used to chart key events. Who can forget where they were when Cleopatras relationship status changed from in a relationship with Mark Anthony to Its complicated?

With Egypt hoping to win a legal challenge against Facebook, other countries have also come forward to claim an influence on the development of the website. The Magna Carta is now recognised as the first-known documented set of security settings and user preferences, though the British public complained that they werent consulted about subsequent updates which were just adopted and implemented against their will, said historian David Starkey. In fact the English Civil War was caused by unrest at further changes to the Facebook user interface, with the Cavaliers in favour and the Roundheads opposed.

10:34

This womans thread was amazing. Her response to the Daily Mail even better "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This womans memories of her dad at Christmas time struck a chord with thousands of people on Twitter and has been shared many times more.

Many people responded with memories of their own (and you can read lots more of them here).

Others famous and not so famous just got in touch to say how moved they had been.

10:32

Skepticism requires high cognitive ability, strong motivation to be rational "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Stephan Lewandowsky tried to make climate skeptics look stupid (by not even bothering to sample them, but impugning their beliefs as irrational from out of population samples), this study turns the tables on his execrable work and suggests that climate skeptics are both analytical and rational. Highlights Analytic thinking is not sufficient to promote skepticism

10:21

GaiaPortal 11-14-17 Generations of conscious Hue-beings assemble for the final phase "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im often amazed at how these GaiaPortals come out with some cryptic statements that tune in to (aka, align with) current events. This one certainly seems to.

Generations of conscious Hue-beings assemble for the final phase

Generations of conscious Hue-beings assemble for the final phase.

Illuminative elements prepare the foundation.

Stealth workers soon to be visible.

Descriptives concur with the final phase.


Filed under: channeling, new energies Tagged: GaiaPortal ...

10:11

John McCain and Hillary Clinton in orthopedic boots? (or, a bit of confirmation for the Ben Fulford and David Wilcock recent (11-12-17) posts) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hillary Clinton appeared on the BBCs Graham Norton Show wearing a surgical boot. Credit: Ian West/PA (link)

I believe BF and DW both mentioned that HRC and JM were wearing orthopedic boots (see BF post, DW post). So I felt like looking around a bit, and I did find some references to back up those orthopedic boot claims. Ive placed a few below. It certainly is quite a coincidence that both are booted at the same time.

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10:00

Atheist Stanford Biologist Robert Sapolsky Explains How Religious Beliefs Reduce Stress "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lets put aside for a moment the question of whether, or which, religion is true. If you think this question is answerable, you are likely already a partisan and have taken certain claims on faith. Say we ask whether religion is good for you? What say the scientists? As always, it depends. For one thing, the kind of religion matters. A 2013 study in the Journal of Religion and Health, for example, found that belief in a punitive God was positively associated with four psychiatric symptoms, including general anxiety and paranoia, while belief in a benevolent God was negatively associated with four psychiatric symptoms.

So, a certain kind of religion may not be particularly good for uspsychologically and sociallybut other kinds of faith can have very beneficial mental health effects. Author Robert Wright, visiting professor of religion and psychology at Princeton, has argued in his lectures and his bestselling book Why Buddhism is True that the 2500-year-old Eastern religion can lead to enlightenment, of a sort. (He also argues that Buddhism and science mostly agree.)




And famed Stanford neuroendocrinologist and atheist Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers, makes an interesting case in the Big Think video above that this religion business humans have come up withthis form of metamagical thinkinghas provided a distinct evolutionary advantage.

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10:00

I'll Give You My Bitcoin When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Unlike money in the bank, cryptocurrency can't be unilaterally seized by governments, clawing back a modicum of power for the individual.

10:00

online vs irl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: online vs irl


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09:50

What Makes a David Lynch Film Lynchian: A Video Essay "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As soon as it began airing on ABC in the early 1990s, Twin Peaks got us wondering where its distinctively resonant oddness, never before felt on the airwaves of prime-time television, could have come from. Some viewers had already seen co-creator David Lynch's films Eraserhead and Blue Velvet and may thus have had a more developed feel for it, but for everyone else the nature and origin of the "Lynchian" as critics soon began labeling it remained utterly mysterious. Now, with the long-awaited Twin Peaks: The Return having completed its own run, we've started thinking about it once again.

What does the Lynchian look like from the vantage of the 21st century? David Foster Wallace, in an essay on Lynch's Lost Highway twenty years ago, defined the term "Lynchian" as referring to "a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a way as to reveal the former's perpetual containment within the latter." Lewis Bond, the video essayist who runs the Youtube channel Channel Criswell, goes a bit deeper in "David Lynch - The Elusive Subconscious." What is it, he asks, that denotes the style of Lynch? "The same way a hallway sinking into darkness is Lynchian, so is a white picket fence in a slice of Americana."




These and the enormous variety of other things Lynchian must "exude elusiveness, and the enigma of what signifies Lynchian sensibilities lies in producing unfamiliarity in that which was once familiar."At first glance, that statement may seem as obscure as some of Lynch's creative choices do when you first witness them. But spend a few minutes with Bond's wide-ranging video essay, taking in Lynch's images at the same time as the analysis, and you'll get a clearer sense of what both of them are going for. After examining Lynch's use of the subconscious in his films from several different angles, Bond arrives at...

09:49

This guy is asking if he did something to offend the wedding photographer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is Twitter user Matt T a normal enough looking chap without a particularly small head.

And this is how he looks in the wedding photo:

As he says

OK SO DID I DO SOMETHING TO OFFEND THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

Source: Twitter/@majtague

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09:45

How to Avoid Awkward Moments when Dining on a Strict Diet. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Considering that 60 percent of American adults deal with dietary restrictions, its important to find ways to address allergy anxiety and disarm disastrous dining situations.

09:37

Study shows urban trees are growing faster worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trees in metropolitan areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas worldwide since the 1960s. This has been confirmed for the first time by a study on the impact of the urban heat island effect on tree growth headed by the Technical University of Munich...... Read more

Indonesian agribusiness giant APRIL outed in Paradise Papers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Indonesias second-largest pulp and paper firm routed billions of dollars through a network of offshore shell companies, likely to minimize its tax burden in the Southeast Asian country, where it has drained vast swaths of carbon-rich peatland in order to establish vast timber estates. The company, APRIL, also sought the removal of an environmental condition from a $600 million loan it received from major banks in 2011. The revelations were published last week by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) as part of its reporting on the Paradise Papers, a leak of 13.4 million files that shine new light on how the worlds richest individuals and corporations hide their wealth in secrecy jurisdictions. Most of the documents come from the Bermuda-based law firm Appleby. They were leaked to a pair of reporters at the German newspaper Sddeutsche Zeitung and then shared with the ICIJ and its media partners around the world. [APRIL] has shuffled billions of dollars through a web of offshore companies stretching from the Cook Islands in the South Pacific to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. Experts told ICIJ that such arrangements often shift taxable profits away from jurisdictions that bear the social costs of resource exploitation to others that simply charge lower taxes, the article reads. They also said that the use of shell companies in loan transactions enables banks to claim only limited involvement with natural resources companies that flout environmental laws. When loans are provided to offshore subsidiaries, identifying responsible parties

09:31

If you Really Want to10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Shop on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It can't be denied that there are some good deals to be had for the early bird and determined holiday shoppers.

09:30

Ubin Part 2: Singapore Central Bank Publishes Blockchain Project Details "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new report from the Monetary Authority of Singapore details the second phase of its "Project Ubin" blockchain project.

09:28

SegWit2xs Failure Confirms Bitcoins Status As Digital Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SegWit2x had the potential to make Bitcoin the payment system it was created to be, but it was scuppered by the powers that be for one overarching reason - people like the digital gold.

09:20

Chinas New Luminous White Library: A Striking Visual Introduction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MVRDV, a Dutch architecture and urban design firm, teamed up with Chinese architects to create the Tianjin Binhai Library, a massive cultural center featuring "a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade." Located not far from Beijing, the library was built quickly by any standards. It took only three years to move from "the first sketch to the [grand] opening" on October 1. Elaborating on the library, which can house 1.2 million books, MVRDV notes:

The buildings mass extrudes upwards from the site and is punctured by a spherical auditorium in the centre. Bookshelves are arrayed on either side of the sphere and act as everything from stairs to seating, even continuing along the ceiling to create an illuminated topography. These contours also continue along the two full glass facades that connect the library to the park outside and the public corridor inside, serving as louvres to protect the interior against excessive sunlight whilst also creating a bright and evenly lit interior.

The video above gives you a visual introduction to the building. And, on the MRDV website, you can view a gallery of photos that let you see the library's shapely design.

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09:10

The feathery dinosaur still needs funding please help out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

The last couple of weeks were pretty wild. First, being accused of being Dr. Paul Offit by the bastion of fake news, the Health Rangers own Natural News. Then several people on an anti-vaccine YouTube video accused yours truly of being David Gorski, and working for Dorit Rubinstein Reiss. What next? Im actually an alien

Skeptical Raptor

09:00

Turpentine, the Fountain of Youth According to Dr. Jennifer Daniels "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jennifer Daniels says turpentine is the Fountain of Youth, able to cure many ailments, both real and imaginary. It isn't; it's a poison with no recognized benefits for human health.

09:00

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG/USD Struggles To Recover "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin gold price failed to move above the $280 level and extended declines against the US Dollar.
  • Yesterdays highlighted connecting bearish trend line with current resistance at $225 is intact on the hourly chart of BTG/USD (data feed from Bitfinex).
  • The price is struggling to gain traction and might test the $180 support area in the near term.

Bitcoin gold price failed to break $300 against the US Dollar. BTG/USD is now under pressure and it might decline towards $200-180.

Bitcoin Gold Price Upside Hurdle

After a nasty upside ride, we saw a decent decline in bitcoin gold price towards $180 against the US Dollar. Later, the price started an upside correction, but failed to move above the $270-280 levels. It seems like the price failed to settle above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $478 high to $183 low. Moreover, yesterdays highlighted connecting bearish trend line with current resistance at $225 on the hourly chart of BTG/USD acted as a major hurdle.

The same trend line is still intact and preventing gains above $220-230. The worst thing is the fact that the price is now below the 100 hourly simple moving average and juts holding $200. It wont be easy for buyers to push the price above $230. Above $230, the next major hurdle is near $270. Only a close above $270 would call for a test of the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $478 high to $183 low at $330.

Bitcoin Gold Price Technical Analysis BTG USD

On the downside, the $200 handle and the $180 swing low are decent support levels for the current decline.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BTG/USD is back in the bearish zone, showing negative signs.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTG/USD is currently near 40 with no sign of a recovery.

Major Support Level $180

Major Resistance Level $230

 

Charts courtesy ...

09:00

77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead In Her AZ Home With Her Entire Family "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dr. Annie Fairbanks, a holistic doctor practicing out of Arizona, was found shot dead in her home with husband Jason Fairbanks, 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. This makes the 77th holistic doctor to have been found dead in this way over the past couple of years.

Sgt. Ben Hoster, a spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department, stated that the police do not believe any other parties are involved. This essentially means there are no suspects and that this is likely a murder-suicide.

Even the local paper is calling it that. Oddly, this statement and conclusion was made just hours after the incident took place, hardly giving anyone enough time to make a call like that.

This is an isolated incident, Hoster told reporters during a news conference in the neighbourhood on Friday afternoon.  We do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Annie Fairbanks and her 9 month old son. Photo: Facebook.

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09:00

This Telegram from the 1940s shows you how to break up with a cheating boyfriend in style "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thinking of breaking up with someone? This is how it was done in the 1940s, by sending a curt telegram filled with hip slang.

RASGAS23 over on Reddit has shared a wonderful Telegram sent by his grandmother-in-law to her then teenager boyfriend to break with him:

My wifes grandmother broke up with her teenage boyfriend by telegram and kept a copy all these years from funny

This comment from bob4apples provides some background

This is probably late in WWII ( 43 45?). The line is from The Surrey with the Fringe on Top from Roger and Hammersteins Oklahoma!. Isinglass is a term (apparently still used) for the clear plastic window material you see in convertibles and boat canvas. The whole telegram is peppered with the memes of the day. It is marked for ship radio so Im guessing that Two-Time Tootsie was enlisted and on his way to Europe when she found out.

Source: Reddit

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08:56

Trezor Wallet Will Integrate Bitcoin Gold As Major Platforms Reluctant to Show Support "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is unlikely that BCG will debut at a value higher than the initial value of Bitcoin Cash at $300.

08:45

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 14 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ETH/USD

Ethereum has been rather choppy during the session on Monday, but it does look as if we are trying to go higher. I believe that the $312 level underneath should offer a bit of support, but we need to break above the $320 level to extend the rally. Right now, the stochastics look a little bit overbought, but longer-term I still believe that the buyers come back into the marketplace, as we are starting to see significant support.

ETH/BTC

With the noise that we have seen and Bitcoin over the weekend, Ethereum has done reasonably well against it. The market fell initially during the day on Monday, but looks likely to find support at the 0.045 level. I think that a bounce from here is very likely, and the 0.055 level above could be a short-term target.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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08:41

BOMBSHELL Science Paper Documents the Depopulation Chemical Covertly Spiked Into Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World, the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya:

Oller, J.W., Shaw, C.A., Tomljenovic, L., Karanja, S.K., Ngare, W., Clement, F.M. and Pillette, J.R. (2017), HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3937.
https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1103937

The paper confirms exactly what Natural News reported earlier in the week: That a covert depopulation program is being run by the World Health Organization, targeting Africans for extermination via infertility chemicals administered under the guise of vaccines. These vaccines, notably, contain chemicals that are administered without the informed consent of the women being injected. In fact, the women are deliberately lied to and told the injections are meant to protect your health. But the real reason for the shots is to exterminate blacks in the name of science and medicine.

Ive detailed all this in this powerful one-hour lecture thats already getting rave reviews across the net. Watch the full lecture below, and visit Eugenics.news for more coverage of race-targeted extermination efforts being waged today under the banners of science and medicine.

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08:31

Digital Hanukkah Craft Kits: Get That Extra Edge For A Tiny Investment "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With Hanukkah starting on the night of December 12th, which is early on the gregorian calendar, now is the time to set aside some time for some serious crafting! To make the most of your time and get off to...

07:50

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 14 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DASH/USD

DASH continues to be very volatile, initially tried to rally on Monday, but ended up forming a negative looking candle. I think at the end of the day, we will find ourselves reaching back towards the $350 level, where we should see some buying pressure. Being patient and waiting for a bounce or a supportive camera such as a hammer should be the best way to play this market.

LTC/USD

Litecoin rallied a bit during the day, testing the $62 level but rolled over. I believe that this market is trying to find reason to go higher, and currently it looks as if a sell the rallies type of attitude continues to be the case, as the market has found significant support at the $56 level. I believe that we will continue to be very choppy, but short-term traders will continue to apply pressure.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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07:40

The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 lens now available in Fuji G and Leica T mount too "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zyoptics officially announced today that their super fast 135mm f/1.4 lens will be available from now on for seven mounts: Canon EF / Nikon F / Pentax K / Sony E / Sony A / Fujifilm G / Leica T.

The post The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 lens now available in Fuji G and Leica T mount too appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

07:30

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Turned Bearish? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price is declining and is currently trading below $1500 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1400 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price remains in the bearish zone as long as there is no break of the $1500 resistance.

Bitcoin cash price is now trading below $1500 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is under pressure and might test the $1050 support in the short term.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

Yesterday, we saw a reversal pattern in Bitcoin cash price as it moved below the $1800 level against the US Dollar. The price traded toward the $1050 support and later corrected higher. It moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $2580 high to $1012 low. However, the upside move was limited by the $1500 resistance. There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $1400 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD.

Above the trend line resistance, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $2580 high to $1012 low is at $1614. Therefore, there are many resistances on the upside starting with the $1400 level. It wont be easy for BCH buyers to push the price above $1400 and $1500 in the short term. There can be a couple of swing moves or ranging moves below $1500. Moreover, there is a chance of it retesting the $1050-1000 support area as well in the near term.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

Loses below $1000 would mean a major bearish trend toward $650-600. On the upside, a close above $1500 would be a positive signal for buyers.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is attempting to move back in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1050

Major Resistance Level $1500

 

Charts courtesy ...

07:30

Ex-Facebook Chief Sean Parker Warns Site Was Built To Exploit Peoples Weaknesses "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Facebook. Its something that over 1.8 Billion people are using on a daily basis can you believe that? 

For many of us, its the first thing we do when we wake up, and the last thing we do before we go to bed at night. Is this a healthy relationship?

There is no doubt that Facebook has connected all of us on a level that may have previously been unimaginable. Without Facebook, a lot of important information would not have been seen. It presented a platform to share so much information and so many ideas.

How Did This Happen?

But, was this all by mistake? Was Facebook solely created to connect College kids, and simply exploded from there? Was it an accident? Were there sinister intentions behind its creation or did all those, if any, creep in after its success? 


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07:30

Bitcoins Roger Ver and Mate Tokay Join NAGA Board of Advisors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

German FinTech company The Naga Group AG announced today that Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver had joined NAGAs board of advisors. Furthermore, Vers colleague and Bitcoin.com COO Mate Tokay has joined the project as an advisor as well. Both men are well respected and considered to be key influencers within the cryptocurrency community and will bring a wealth of experience and insight to NAGA.

NAGAs ideas get pretty close to Rogers philosophy and ideology. Due to the fact that NAGAs Ecosystem will give access to 2 billion underbanked users to participate in the financial and crypto markets, it will allow everyone to get into trading and investing and it will result in their potential independent individual lifestyle, which supports the idea of libertarianism that is embraced by Roger.

Due to the fact that Roger supports Bitcoin Cash, the NAGA Group decided to add BCH to their accepted currencies on their Token Sale in order to reduce the barriers for their potential investors and future customers who would like to become a part of the ecosystem.

Founders and Executive Directors of The NAGA Group AG, Benjamin Bilski and Yasin Sebastian Qureshi expressed their keen pleasure with this latest development:

We are proud that Roger and Mate joined our Token sale. Both have an impressive track record in the industry and they have left an already significant footprint in the crypto-community. Roger and Mates engagement also substantiate our ambition to create a powerful solution for barrier-free investing into stocks or virtual goods with our NAGA Coin. Having one of the most renowned people from the community,  combined with our fast growing business powered by our exchange-listed company, makes us confident to set the path for a fundamental token growth.

Roger Ver

Take a look at any Whos Who in Bitcoin list and youll find Roger Ver near the top of that list. Dubbed Bitcoin Jesus, Ver is a pioneer for Bitcoin adoption around the world. In 2011, Vers company, MemoryDealers.com, became the first mainstream company to accept Bitcoin as a payment option. He is considered to be the first Bitcoin angel investor, having funded the seed rounds for most of the entire first generation of Bitcoin-related businesses, including:

  • The Bitcoin Foundation......

07:28

FOIA: Peter Patriarca Asleep at the Switch Email "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Peter Patriarca, an FDA employee, admitted back in 1999, in a confidential e-mail (need link) obtained through FOIA, that, the greatest point of vulnerability on this issue is that the systematic review of thimerosal in vaccines by the FDA could have been done years ago and on an ongoing basis as the childhood immunization schedule became more complex.  The calculations done by FDA are not complex. Im not sure if there will be an easy way out of the potential perception that the FDA, CDC and immunization policy bodies may have been asleep at the switch re: thimerosal until now.

Read More: FDAs CBER Asleep at the Switch Again An Ongoing Saga

The post FOIA: Peter Patriarca Asleep at the Switch Email appeared first on World Mercury Project.

07:13

Tokenbox TGE: token sale, that funds and traders waited for, is set for today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Token Fund creators are up to their new and much-expected project launch Tokenbox. For the last few months, the team have been developing a multifunctional platform for cryptotrading, uniting traders, cryptofunds and interested investors, offering ready-made box solutions within one ecosystem. Tokenbox TGE will take place at 12 UT today, on November 14th. To participate please follow the link https://tokenbox.io/, or follow the official Tokenbox Telegram channel https://t.me/Tokenbox.

For TGE there is an early-bird offer with up to 20% bonus in TBX tokens, valid for buyers during the first three hours.

A tailor-made trading terminal, co-created by Tradingview and Tokenbox teams, perfectly balanced multicurrency portfolio, funds tokenization, legal transparency and mandatory KYC-verifications are named among the main advantages of the platform.

Tokenbox co-founder, Vladimir Smerkis, announced that the first 10 funds to be registered on the Tokenbox platform will receive a $6 million funding from the Tokenbox team. The amount of investors funds planned to be raised at the Token Generation Event is limited to $20 million only.

The amount of managed assets is only limited by the amount of TBX tokens in a portfolio, that is required by the platforms functionality. Funds and traders should keep the TBX ratio at a minimum 5%.

A rating system will entitle investors to make a balanced decision while choosing a particular fund. It will allow even a small capitalisation fund to compete with larger participants, having a similar rating.

As for the new trading terminal, it is no doubt a tool that the whole cryptomarket longed for. It will give the platform users a gateway into the global digital currency economy, hundreds of currencies on leading exchanges and more than 75 technical indicators from a single account. The software will allow to generate automatic reports for portfolios via messengers. Further development will include price trigger alerts via SMS, E-Mail and In-Browser, as well as third-party services connection.

Vladimir Smerkis, The Token Fund and Tokenbox co-founder: There is an issue of trust and individual security in the whole system. Our approach is aimed to solve it. We ha...

07:04

NEM AND NEO PARE LOSSES AND IS TRADING HIGHER (November 14, 2017) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Alt coin NEM and NEO are higher but with no clear trend established in their respective trading charts. Generally, the cryptocurrency space is now stabilizing after last week. Monero and DASH volatility is normal and back to their daily trading ranges.

NEM AND NEO RECOVERS AND IS TESTING 20 PERIOD MA

alt coin NEM and NEO Daily chartNEMUSD Daily Chart for November 14, 2017

After testing lows of $0.14 on November 12, the pair gapped higher in response to NEM bulls. NEM closed at $0.19 just along the main support but with a conspicuous long upper wick.

Even though we are still bearish on alt coin NEM as there is a stochastic sell signal, there will be a change of tact if alt coin NEM prices continue to appreciate and there is a strong close above the 20 period MA.

Relative to the lower BB, alt coin NEM prices are correcting higher with those higher lows which beginning on November 2.

DASH DOWN $150 AND IS TESTING AUGUST-SEPTEMBER HIGHS

alt coin DASH Daily chart DASHUSD Daily Chart for November 14, 2017

Fact is, prior to last weeks $263 upswing, DASH daily average range is about $40. Afterwards, following Segwit 2x cancellation and  update to DASH 12.2, it hit highs of $593 within two days. During that time take profit...

07:02

UPDATES to David Wilcock 11-12-17 article Something Very Big, Part III "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I checked the original article this morning and found these updates. More fascinating additions, some of which were noted in other Kp blog posts.

MORE CLUES TO Q ANONS IDENTITY Other clues to the number code being alphanumeric Anonymous ID:pGukiFmX Thu 02 Nov 2017 00:18:35 No.147588421 ViewReport 4,10,20
A,b,c,d,e

#22 Donna 2017-11-13 06:19 There was a picture that I ran across of Trump on AF1 with a group, all with their thumbs up, which made a perfect Q if you trace the thumbs. Interesting. I saw another post that ended with 4,10,20,10,18 which would be DJTJR I cant say this is a perfect Q, more of a flat one if you include both of Trumps hands, but it is an interesting theory.

UPDATE 10:28 AM: SUGGESTION OF EMP WEAPONS USED FOR MASS ARRESTS TruthEarth had a very nice analysis of the 4Chan Q Anon disclosures that goes well beyond what I did here. Required reading VPU2 & VPU1 are satellete mounted EMP devices. They send EMP pulses at directed areas around the world. Anon, remember how today we were told about Training for EMP attack? Thats what this was for. In case of malfunction in the atmosphere. VPU-2 is being used to turn off electricity at the compounds the princes are in.

High security. We are nabbing pedophiles by using targeted EMP.

&#821...

07:01

The One Chart All Investors Should See Before 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report is a PAID ADVERTISEMENT from Oilprice.com

Pay close attention to this cobalt chart. Demand could be about to surge from 2k tonnes today to over 300k tonnes in 2030.  Thats a 14,900% increase in demand.

This cobalt chart is the only one you really need to understand. Simply: Cobalt is never going to be cheap again, thanks to the electric vehicle revolution and a massive supply chain bottleneck coming out of Africa.

quant1

Data Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Not only will investors never find cheap cobalt again, but all indications suggest that cobalt prices could go even higher. Smart investors are now looking for the small cobalt miners whose share prices will likely go up in tandem with cobalts underlying price.

And one little-known company is bursting out of the gate with impressive finds of safe cobaltnot the conflict cobalt under major scrutiny in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Amid a pending supply squeeze, as major buyers move away from conflict cobalt from the DRC, Quantum Cobalt Corp. (CSE:QBOT; OTC:BRVVF) (formerly Bravura Ventures Corp.) is sitting on North American resources in the heart of Ontarios cobalt belt. And its two past-producing mines have already shown impressive exploration upside.

Here are 5 reasons to keep a close eye on Quantum Cobalt (CSE:QBOT; OTC:BRVVF) at a crucial moment when cobalt prices seem to be going in one direction only:

#1 Demand Surge is Simple Math

Two million and counting thats the number of EVs already on the worlds roads, and were just getting started. And the $2 trillion global auto industry has completed a dramatic shift, and the shift depends on cobaltwhich makes up some 35 percent of the lithium-ion battery mix.......

The One Chart All Investors Should See Before 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report is a PAID ADVERTISEMENT from Oilprice.com

Pay close attention to this cobalt chart. Demand could be about to surge from 2k tonnes today to over 300k tonnes in 2030.  Thats a 14,900% increase in demand.

This cobalt chart is the only one you really need to understand. Simply: Cobalt is never going to be cheap again, thanks to the electric vehicle revolution and a massive supply chain bottleneck coming out of Africa.

quant1

Data Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Not only will investors never find cheap cobalt again, but all indications suggest that cobalt prices could go even higher. Smart investors are now looking for the small cobalt miners whose share prices will likely go up in tandem with cobalts underlying price.

And one little-known company is bursting out of the gate with impressive finds of safe cobaltnot the conflict cobalt under major scrutiny in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Amid a pending supply squeeze, as major buyers move away from conflict cobalt from the DRC, Quantum Cobalt Corp. (CSE:QBOT; OTC:BRVVF) (formerly Bravura Ventures Corp.) is sitting on North American resources in the heart of Ontarios cobalt belt. And its two past-producing mines have already shown impressive exploration upside.

Here are 5 reasons to keep a close eye on Quantum Cobalt (CSE:QBOT; OTC:BRVVF) at a crucial moment when cobalt prices seem to be going in one direction only:

#1 Demand Surge is Simple Math

Two million and counting thats the number of EVs already on the worlds roads, and were just getting started. And the $2 trillion global auto industry has completed a dramatic shift, and the shift depends on cobaltwhich makes up some 35 percent of the lithium-ion battery mix.

Ev...

07:00

Comic for 2017.11.14 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

GMO Golden Rice Is Fake News Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

In 2000, genetically engineered (GE) Golden Rice made the cover of Time magazine, which used the compelling headline, This rice could save a million kids a year.1 In theory, it sounded like a promising idea: Create rice that contains beta-carotene, which would then be converted into vitamin A when eaten. Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in more than half of countries across the globe, particularly in Africa and Southeast Asia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).2

Not only is vitamin A deficiency, which affects an estimated 250 million preschool children, the leading cause of preventable blindness in children, but it also increases the risk of severe infections and related deaths, WHO notes. Solving the problem of vitamin A deficiency could indeed prove to be lifesaving on a monumental level on this, everyone agrees. But major controversy has arisen over tackling vitamin A deficiency with Golden Rice, as time has shown this GE product has failed miserably at living up to its promises.

Golden Rice Fails to Deliver

The vast majority of scientists in the world will never see such comprehensively generous support for their research yet they still deliver, and must deliver if they ever want to renew funding for their research. This is more than can be said for the golden rice project, Independent Science News reported.5

Indeed, both common sense and science suggest the project was doomed to fail from the start. For starters, proponents often cite a 2009 study that found Golden Rice is an effective source of vitamin A, because it is effectively converted to vitamin A in healthy adult volunteers....

Straws Suck, Join No Straw November "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

In the scheme of your daily life, the straw you used for your iced tea at lunch probably doesnt get much airtime. You might even have to think for a moment to remember how many straws youve used in the last few days. Straws are sneaky like that, because anytime you order a drink in a restaurant, or take one to-go, theres a good chance youll receive a straw to go along with it.

It seems innocuous enough, unless youve seen the viral video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck up its bleeding nose. Or volunteered to help clean up a coastline, where hundreds of thousands of discarded straws are found annually.1 Or heard that, according to environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy, some plastic products persist for so long, even in salty ocean water, that theyll still be recognizable after 400 years.2

Then it begins to sink in that every piece of plastic counts. Even one straw. Especially one straw, because, if you think about it, would you even miss it if it werent there?

How to Take Part in No Straw November

A campaign is growing to end the use of plastic straws, which are arguably one of the easiest pieces of plastic waste to eliminate from your life. Nonetheless, doing so could have a tremendous impact worldwide. According to the Be Straw Free campaign, Americans use 500 million straws daily, which doesnt even account for all of the straws that come attached to juice and milk cartons (including those handed out in school cafeterias).3

Sustainability coordinator for Monterey, California, Ted Terrasas said in a press release, Thats equivalent to 175 billion straws per year, which is enough straws to wrap around the Earth 2.5 times per day!4 Its a staggering number for something most people dont even need. Slowly, cities around the U.S. have taken notice, with Californias Manhattan Beach enacting a city-wide disposable plastic ban.

Others, including Berkeley, California; Miami, Florida; and New York City, as well as 1,800 restaurants, are considering bans on straws or at least have pledged to only hand them out if customers request them.5 Carmel, California is among those cities that voted to ban straws, with restauran...

Will Inclusion of Hydroponics Be the Death Knell of Organic Standards? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Before we discuss the recent tragic news about the organic certification standards, it is important to understand that most hydroponically grown food is vastly inferior to food grown in a healthy soil, where the fungi and microbes can optimize the plant in a way that is simply impossible to do in a hydroponic environment.

You see, the basis of organic food production starts with improving the soil. This has been understood for over a century, when you improve the soil you improve your health and protect the environment from the damages of factory farming.

A couple of months ago I discussed the fight to prevent hydroponically grown produce from being included in organic standards. According to section 7 CFR 205.2051,2 of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic regulations, an organic grower's crop rotation plan must maintain or improve soil organic matter. Since hydroponics does not involve the use of soil, it stands to reason that it cannot qualify for organic certification.

Despite such seemingly clear-cut rules, a large number of hydroponic operators have still been able to obtain organic certification by USDA accredited certification agencies,3,4,5 and the hydroponics industry has been fighting for organic certification to be open to the industry at large. As noted by Cornucopia Institute, organic hydroponic production was "quietly approved" by Miles McEvoy, former deputy administrator of the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP).6

McEvoy resigned from his post September 10, having held the position for the past eight years. In 2010, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) had voted "no" on allowing hydroponics as the organic rules clearly did not support their inclusion. McEvoy, who disagreed with the panel's decision, allowed hydroponic growers to apply for certification anyway. On November 1, the NOSB voted on whether these hydroponic growers would be allowed to remain part of the organic progra...

06:59

Jesus Christ Tells Tony Abbott That Whatever Happens Tomorrow Was All Part Of Gods Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The former Prime Minister has been locked in high-level talks with his mentor, the Son of God, this afternoon ahead of the results of the same-sex marriage which will be released tomorrow. Jesus of Nazareth, better known by his stage name Jesus Christ, told The Advocate that he spoke to Tony Abbott at []

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06:46

Get tokenized with fiat. Guarda wallet announces the option to buy tokens with a credit card. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guarda wallet came to the market with a simple yet innovative idea to make crypto-funds safe and secure. The private keys are securely stored in devices; the exchange process can be implemented inside the wallet interface, and the team recently acquired a trusted partner Changelly. Thus, the Guarda wallet became the multi-currency wallet with easy access to all of the tokens seamlessly.

Guarda app allows to manage multiple digital currencies all in one place. The tokens can be bought, transferred and stored in just a single app while facilitating the need to purchase tokens.

The team is unstoppable in making life in the crypto-industry easier, and recently announced a new feature the ability to buy crypto-assets with fiat currencies by simply connecting your credit or debit card to the wallet

With the support from Wemovecoins, the Guarda wallet operates as a multi-functional lightwallet with the ability to buy cryptocurrencies and ethereum-based tokens with the touch of a finger, using a debit or a credit card.

With Guarda entering the market, users do not have to go through complicated extra-steps to acquire their crypto-assets. The Guarda app combines all the necessary solutions inside: crypto-currency purchasing, token purchasing and currency transferring directly to smart contracts. With all the easy steps, it is finally simple to make any transactions while avoiding the endless sign-ups on different platforms.

We are very pleased to partner with such a strong market player as Wemovecoins. The clients will be finally provided with a full range of services to use cryptocurrencies, including their acquisition. Moreover, it will enable to purchase tokens directly from the application using a credit card. Ondrej Horaek, Product Manager at Guarda.

With the expansion of our partner network, we hope to amplify accessibility of the crypto-assets, and we believe that our cooperation with Guarda will be mutually beneficial and helpful to users of the wallet. Fredrik Grothe-Eberhardt, CEO of WeMoveCoins

 

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06:35

Year 12 Student Buys 24 Pack Of Ultra-Thin Frangers Ahead Of Post-Exams Social Event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A low-key, completely supervised, midweek social mixer is expected to become a full blown orgy tonight, thats judging by a local year 12 students discreet purchase at a out-of-the-way supermarket this afternoon. Betoota teenager Ed Coorey (17) has full intentions of using every single one of the 24 ultra-thin latex condoms he just []

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06:30

Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling is for the Future "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our current compulsory schooling model was created at the dawn of the Industrial Age. As factories replaced farm work and production moved swiftly outside of homes and into the larger marketplace, 19th century American schooling mirrored the factories that most students would ultimately join.

The bells and buzzers signaling when students could come and go, the tedium of the work, the straight lines and emphasis on conformity and compliance, the rows of young people sitting passively at desks while obeying their teachers, the teachers obeying the principal, and so on all of this was designed for factory-style efficiency and order.

The Imagination Age

The trouble is that we have left the Industrial Era for the Imagination Age, but our mass education system remains fully entrenched in factory-style schooling. By many accounts, mass schooling has become even more restrictive than it was a century ago, consuming more of childhood and adolescence than at any time in our history.


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06:15

Iranian Central Banker: 'Risky' Bitcoin Requires Review "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A deputy director from the Central Bank of Iran is reviewing the country's cryptocurrency policy amid a wider fintech push.

06:10

Last Chance to Participate in HydroMiners Token Sale to Profit from Green Mining "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HydroMiner ICO ends on a high note

Austrian advocate for eco-friendly crypto mining HydroMiner will finish on November 15th, at 12.00 Vienna local time. It is already clear that HydroMiner is the most successful ICO from Austria so far.

Picking up where it left off in a blazingly quick presale sell out on 25 September that raised 1,500 ETH in 36 minutes, the HydroMiner public ICO witnessed an even more spectacular opening day on 18 October. Within moments of being available, hundreds of participants snapped up H2O tokens to raise a record 1,874 ETH in just half an hour.

Until today, HydroMiner has raised over 8,000 Ether from 3,600 participants.

So this is the last chance to participate in the token sale and profit from the green mining made in Austria. Contributors still get a 5% bonus, even if they come to HydroMiner in the last minute. You have to whitelist your email address and Ethereum wallet here to join the token sale.

About HydroMiner, the green cryptocurrency mining start-up

HydroMiner started life little over a year ago as a modest mining rig run by sisters Nadine and Nicole Damblon in their own apartments in Austria. It has since grown into a professional-scale mining operation powered by carbon-neutral hydro-power stations in the Austrian Alps.

It was here that they hit upon the idea of solving the unsustainability of an increasingly power-hungry mining industry thanks to exponentially increasing difficulty. Austria leads the world in renewable energy, generating the most renewable energy among EU countries. Currently, over 670 run-of-river power plants and 1,800 small-scale hydro power stations generate more than 60% of Austrias electricity.

Hydro power is not only cheaper, it results in more savings when used as part of a flowing river water-based cooling system. It also has a carbon footprint 100 times smaller than that of conventional fossil fuel.

The HydroMiner ICO

The HydroMiner token sale raises funds to finance an expansion of mining capacity through the rental of more hydro power stations. Its tokenized model will also allow investors to participate in an industry-first initiative in eco-friendly crypto mining.

HydroMiners H2O tokens are vouchers that can be exchanged into mining time starting in February 2018. One H2O gives you access to 5kwH of mining output over 24 months, ensuring long term profitability.

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06:07

The Term 'Eskimo' Has A Controversial Past : Goats and Soda : NPR "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Term 'Eskimo' Has A Controversial Past : Goats and Soda : NPR: People in many parts of the Arctic consider Eskimo a derogatory term because it was widely used by racist, non-native colonizers. Many people also thought it meant eater of raw meat, which connoted barbarism and violence. Although the word's exact etymology is unclear, mid-century anthropologists suggested that the word came from the Latin word excommunicati, meaning the excommunicated ones, because the native people of the Canadian Arctic were not Christian.

06:07

China Open Gold Trade in Yuan as Proxy for the Yuan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

China keeps moving gradually to open up their economy to international forces. The Peoples Republic of China has expanded the trade in gold in yuan and thus the internationalization of the national currency is moving closer. Gold merchants from the industrial metropolis of Shenzhen have been trading their yuan gold at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since last week. Previously, this was only possible for Hong Kong gold traders. While some immediately claim this is China attacking the dollar, they are completely ignorant of international capital necessities.

This new connection between Shenzhen and Hong Kong follows the Hong Kong-Shanghai agreement reached in July 2015, which allowed Hong Kong dealers to trade gold in mainland China for the first time. Trading gold in yuan has one primary advantage. It is not going to unseat the dollar, it is all about trying to make the currency free-floating on the world market. Because gold can be traded in yuan, the common converter becomes gold between that and the dollar. It is NOT really a gold trade as much as it is an indirect means to trade the currency.

To unseat the dollar requires a place to PARK big money in yuan. That does not exist right now. That day is coming after 2031. This is another step in moving toward a free-floating yuan contract. Essentially, this is a formal proxy for a free-floating yuan and will replace the Bitcoin trading that has been used as the proxy to get money out of China.

06:06

Mother, daughter jump off train near Kanpur after 10-15 men try to rape girl, National : Today Indya "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mother, daughter jump off train near Kanpur after 10-15 men try to rape girl, National : Today Indya: The woman told the police that the group of nearly 10-15 men started taunting and teasing her daughter soon after the train left Howrah.

They also tried to grope the girl following which the mother rushed to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables escorting the train when it stopped at two stations. She claimed she complained twice about the constant harassment, first when the train was near Allahabad, and again at Allahabad.

The constables accompanied me to the compartment and nabbed three of them. They even slapped them and took them away, she told HT at the hospital.

Read more: Man who pushed his 4 daughters out of moving train goes off police radar

However, the men came back within 30 minutes, perhaps after bribing cops, she alleged.

To her horror, they got more aggressive after the train left Allahabad and kept threatening them that they would drug the girl and sell her off. Around 10 pm, four to five men pounced on the girl when she was going towards the toilet.

06:06

Plateau killings: Rep wants herdsmen treated as Boko Haram members Punch Newspapers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Plateau killings: Rep wants herdsmen treated as Boko Haram members Punch Newspapers: Gyang, representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, stated this in an interview with The PUNCH in Jos.

He was reacting to a statement by a socio-cultural organisation, the Plateau Patriotic Youth Movement, asking him to face his legislative business and desist from playing petty politics with the crisis in the state.

Gyang had moved a motion on the floor of the House condemning the fracas between soldiers attached to the Joint Military Task Force, codenamed Operation Safe Haven, and three residents of Sopp community in Riyom LGA on October 19, 2017, in which three youths were shot.

06:05

Energy Update Blue Rays Currently Feeling Beyond Overwhelmed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Anastacia-Blue Beyond, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com Blue Rays are finding the current energies extremely overwhelming and challenging right now. Not feeling our usual selves due to so much flux going on with humanity with the Gateway openings of 1/10, 11/11 and to come is 12/12. As part of who we are in feeling and transmuting []

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06:04

NTEC: Appeal of Court Decision Undermines Tribal Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Navajo Transitional Energy Company

Published November 14, 2017

SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO   Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) released a statement regarding an appeal filed on Nov. 9 in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the efforts of certain environmental groups seeking to undermine the Navajo Nations sovereign immunity that covers NTEC.

Clark Moseley, NTEC CEO said Last week, citizen groups, including San Juan Citizen Alliance, Sierra Club, and Dine Care, appealed the decision of an Arizona federal court that had dismissed the citizen groups claims based on the Navajo Nations sovereign immunity and its rights as a sovereign to govern and protect its people.  Plaintiffs appeal is a direct attack on the sovereign immunity of the Navajo Nation.  Its disappointing that plaintiffs have chosen to continue to challenge the tribal sovereign immunity of the Navajo Nation.  NTEC will defend the well-reasoned decision of the District Court.

Moseley further stated NTEC complies with and is required to comply with all United States environmental laws and the decision of the Arizona federal court did nothing to alter or diminish those requirements.  While these citizen groups have made outlandish claims that the court ruling insulates tribal lands from environmental claims, the truth is that the law will not allow these groups to interfere in the legal operations of Navajo Nation enterprises.

The lawsuit, brought on by environmental groups including Dine C.A.R.E. and others, alleged that the U.S. Department of Interior and other federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedures Act when the agencies approved a twenty-five year lease extension, rights-of-ways, and mine expansion.

NTEC argued that NTEC, as owner of Navajo Mine, is a required party in the lawsuit under Rule 19 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and that because NTEC has sovereign immunity, NTEC cannot be joined as a defendant without unequivocally consenting to such a lawsuit and, therefore, the case should be. The Court agreed with NTEC, therefore, the case was dismissed by the District Court in Arizona in September.

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06:03

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe Reacts to Wisonsin DOJ Report on Teen Killing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 13, 2017

BAD RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION On Monday, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe reacted to the report released on Saturday by the Wisconsin Department of Justice that cleared a Ashland County sheriff deputy in the killing of 14-year-old Bad River tribal citizen Jason Pero, Jr. last Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

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06:01

Enter to Win a Handmade Lakota Star Quilt & Help Support the Cheyenne River Youth Projects Christmas Toy Drive "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 14, 2017

All proceeds will benefit this years drive, which seeks to serve 1,500-plus children in communities across South Dakotas remote Cheyenne River Lakota reservation

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA Each year, to celebrate the spirit of the season and raise funds to support its massive Christmas Toy Drive, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosts a Winter Star Quilt Raffle. This week, the nonprofit youth organization announced that tickets are are on sale for the 2017 raffle, which runs through the end of the day on Saturday, December 23; CRYP staff will announce the lucky winner on Tuesday, December 26.

This years quilt is a very special one, says Julie Garreau, CRYPs executive director. Hand-crafted by tribal member Bonnie LeBeaux, it tells the traditional Lakota story of the Seven Sisters.

As Garreau relates the story, long ago, two young Lakota women were out one night looking at the stars. One young woman said, See that big beautiful star? I wish I could marry it.

The other woman said the same about another star. Suddenly they are transported into the star world, and there, these two stars become their husbands. The wives become pregnant. They are told this star world is theirs but also warned not to dig any wild turnips.

Eventually one of them does, and as she pulls out the turnip, a hole opens in the star world. She is able to look down and see the earth, and even her own village. She becomes homesick and decides to return to earth. She braids more and more turnips to make a rope and lets herself down through the hole. But the braid doesnt reach the earth, and she falls. The crash kills her, but her baby is born. The baby is raised by a meadowlark. Since meadowlarks speak Lakota, the baby, now named Fallen Star, grows up speaking Lakota too.

Fallen Star matures rapidly, in days rather than years. He is taller than normal, and a light emanates from him. The meadowlark grows old and takes him to a Lakota band, where he settles for awhile. Fallen Star, the protector, the bringer of light and higher consciousness, travels from one Lakota band to another, and everywhere he is recognized, expected and revered.

At one point, a band is camped Near Black Elk Peak in the Black Hills. Every day a red eagle swoops down and steals a girl-child, carries her to the mountaintop and...

06:00

Our Inner Polar Shift "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Sanna, Guest writer, In5D.com When Earth decided to slowly fall from Grace and descend from (what I call) Grace Consciousness, many things took place. This was not an over-night event, but a gradual process. She let herself fall, for the love of the living and for the love for her beloved Father Earth. Both []

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06:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Trades Positive "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price is gaining pace and recently moved above the $315 level against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a contracting triangle with resistance at $312.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price is likely to continue higher and it might test the $323.00-325.00 resistance zone.

Ethereum price is gaining momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently eyeing upsides toward the $323.00 level in the short term.

Ethereum Price Support

After a couple of swing moves and ranging moves, ETH price moved above the $315 level against the US Dollar. However, there is no major momentum, but a steady rise from the $294 swing low. The price has moved above the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $318.27 high to $294.82 low. The best part was a break above a contracting triangle with resistance at $312.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

It has cleared the path for more gains towards $318.50. If buyers remain in action, there is a chance of a test of the 1.236 extension of the last decline from the $318.27 high to $294.82 low. The pair is now well above the $312.00 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, the triangle support trend line is positioned at $312.50 to act as a barrier for sellers. As long as the price is above $310.00, it might continue to move higher.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

The next target could be $323 or even $325. A break above the mentioned $323-325 levels wont be easy since the price failed on many occasions. On the downside, important support levels are near $312 and $310. A close below $310 could open the doors for downsides toward $302 in the short term.

Hourly MACD The MACD is slightly placed in the bullish slope.

Hourly RSI The RSI is heading toward the 70 level.

Major Support Level $310

Major Resistance Level $323

 

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06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

1.00 AUD = 0.0001 BTC
0.0001 BTC = 0.85 AUD
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

0.0001 BTC = 0.66 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0002 BTC
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05:59

Argentina - Sex Abuse Disclosures in Churches are in Growth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Clerical Sexual Abuse

Despite the fact that Pope Francis struggles to make good on his zero tolerance pledge to fight clerical sex abuse worldwide, victims in his native Argentina are denouncing abuses in unprecedented numbers. Analysis by The Associated Press shows that the number of clerics publicly identified as alleged sexual abusers has increased dramatically in the last two years.

Karen Maydana says she was 9 years old when the Rev. Carlos Jose fondled her at a church pew facing the altar. She decided to speak about abuse publicly after hearing that two women who attended her school in the Argentine town of Caseros were allegedly abused by the same priest. She joined them as complainants in a case that in July led to his arrest on investigation of aggravated sexual abuse. Jose has told the court he is innocent and said the statute of limitations has expired in any case. He is appealing the arrest order.

According to some experts, this trend is a result of the spike to a cultural shift as victims feel more emboldened to denounce abuse; prosecutors are more inclined to investigate complaints of even decades-old abuse. Also the media are increasingly aggressive about reporting them and courts are willing to hand down stiff sentences. Its a domino effect, said Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, a U.S.-based group that compiles a clergy abuse database.

The AP compiled a list of 66 priests, nuns and brothers who have been accused since 2001 of abusing dozens of people, most of them children. The figures were gathered in conjunction with the BishopAccountability.org database and from testimonies by victims, judicial and church documents, and local media reports. Since the start of last year, victims have named 21 more; most accused of decades-old abuse.

The good news is that abuse survivors are taking action too. Maydana and her schoolmates 29-year-old Mailin Gobbo and 25-year-old Yasmin Detez recently visited the church and adjacent school they had attended to describe what happened to journalists, saying they hoped it would help protect children. Four other women have joined their case since they reported the priest to law enforcement.

San Francisco Bishop Sergio Buenanueva said the church is planning to create its first comprehensive database of clerical abuse to deal with increasing numbers of these disclosures. In Argentina, the abuse crisis is just beginning, said San Francisco Bishop Sergio Buenanueva in Cordoba province, who leads a church council on clerical abuse. Im sure the Argentine church is going to fac...

05:49

Preventing Complications After Cesarean in All Sizes of Women "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


In the United States, about 1 in 3 pregnancies end in cesarean. In some areas, the rate is even higher. Many women who have their first baby by cesarean will go on to have other babies by cesarean. That's a lot of cumulative exposure to cesareans, and a lot of potential complications from this common surgical procedure.

Therefore, learning how to prevent complications from cesarean surgery needs to be a high priority among care providers. Fortunately, there has been an increased emphasis on preventing post-surgical complications in the research in recent years.

It has been established that certain risk factors increase your risk for complications like surgical site infections (SSIs), endometritis (uterine infections), hematomas or seromas (collections of blood or fluid in the wound), and wound separations. These risk factors include things like:
  • having your waters broken for a long time before labor
  • waters broken for a long time during labor, especially with numerous vaginal exams
  • being a smoker
  • pregnancy complications like diabetes, gestational diabetes, hypertension, or pre-eclampsia
  • preterm labor
  • an unplanned cesarean
  • having had a prior cesarean
  • use of corticosteroid...

05:37

Fat-Back TV Sits In Parents Garage As Tribute To All The Family Joy It Once Provided "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A late nineties model Sony television has been spared several trips to the tip over the last decade, out of respect to the life-changing films it once relayed to the family via a matching Sony VHS machine. It is believed that the fat-back TV probably still works, not that anyone has any idea []

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05:35

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking Hell Put Them In the Ground | Democracy Now! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking Hell Put Them In the Ground | Democracy Now!: Democracy Now! broadcasts live from the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, where representatives from nearly 200 nations have gathered for negotiations aimed at bolstering the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord. This years climate change conference comes after President Trump has vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, but there are still a number of U.S. delegations in Bonn. One is a coalition of U.S. lawmakers, universities, companies and faith groups that is staging an anti-Trump revolt by rejecting Trumps action and declaring, We are still in. On Saturday, a group of protesters, many of whom were Native American, disrupted California Governor Jerry Browns speech at Bonn, calling on California to ban fracking, yelling, Keep it in the ground!

05:29

Isoliquiritigenin induces apoptosis and autophagy and inhibits endometrial cancer growth in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2016 Nov 8 ;7(45):73432-73447. PMID: 27708238 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin induces apoptosis and autophagy and inhibits endometrial cancer growth in mice. Abstract:  Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer in women, typically with onset after menopause. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a licorice flavonoid, was previously shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tumor suppression effects. In this study, we investigated the anti-tumor effect of ISL on human endometrial cancer both in vitro and in vivo. We used telomerase-immortalized human endometrial stromal cells (T-HESCs) and human endometrial cancer cell lines (Ishikawa, HEC-1A, and RL95-2 cells) as targets. The effects of ISL on cell proliferation, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis or autophagy-related protein expression were examined. In addition, we conducted in vivo experiments to confirm the inhibitory effects of ISL on cancer cells. ISL significantly inhibited the viability of cancer cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner but with little toxicity on normal cells. In addition, flow cytometry analysis indicated that ISL induced sub-G1 or G2/M phase arrest. ISL treatment activated the extracellular signal regulated kinase signaling pathway to enhance the protein expression of caspase-7/LC3BII associated with apoptosis/autophagy. Furthermore, ISL suppressed xenograft tumor growth in vivo. Taken together, these findings suggest that ISL may induce apoptosis, autophagy, and cell growth inhibition, indicating its potential as a therapeutic agent for human endometrial cancer.

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05:22

The comparison of neuroprotective effects of isoliquiritigenin and its Phase I metabolites against glutamate-induced HT22 cell death. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016 Dec 1 ;26(23):5639-5643. Epub 2016 Oct 26. PMID: 27815122 Abstract Title:  The comparison of neuroprotective effects of isoliquiritigenin and its Phase I metabolites against glutamate-induced HT22 cell death. Abstract:  It is becoming increasingly important to investigate drug metabolites to evaluate their toxic or preventive effects after administration of the parent compound. In our previous study, isoliquiritigenin isolated from Glycyrrhizae Radix effectively protected mouse-derived hippocampal neuronal cells (HT22) against 5mM glutamate-induced oxidative stress. However, there is little information on the protective effects of the metabolites of isoliquiritigenin on HT22 cells. In this study, isoliquiritigenin and its Phase I metabolites were prepared and their neuroprotective activities on glutamate-treated HT22 cells were compared. The prepared metabolites were liquiritigenin (1), 2',4,4',5'-tetrahydroxychalcone (2), sulfuretin (3), butein (4), davidigenin (5), and cis-6,4'-dihydroxyaurone (6). Among the six metabolites, 4 showed better neuroprotective effects than the parent compound, isoliquiritigenin. Our study suggests that the neuroprotective effect of isoliquiritigenin could be elevated by its active metabolite 4, which is a chalcone containing a catechol group in the B ring.

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05:20

Madagascar's Black Death: Indian Ocean island hit by worst outbreak of plague in 50 years "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Madagascar's Black Death: Indian Ocean island hit by worst outbreak of plague in 50 years: The WHO labels plague as "one of the oldest - and most feared - of all diseases".

Professor Jimmy Whitworth, an international public health scientist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, told MailOnline: "This outbreak is the worst for 50 years or more."

The outbreak on the island off the south-east coast of Africa, has prompted health alerts in nine nearby countries - South Africa, Seychelles, La Reunion, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros and Mauritius.

Schools and universities have been shut in a bid to contain the respiratory disease, while Madagascar's Air Seychelles temporarily stopped flights earlier in the month to try and curb the plague spreading abroad.

Experts fear that the virus may be fanned further by the country's widespread ancient ritual, called Famadihana, where relatives dig up their loved ones, rewrap corpses and dance with the dead.

05:08

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Showing Positive Signs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is recovering and recently moved above the $0.2040 level against the US Dollar.
  • Yesterdays highlighted two bearish trend lines with resistance at $0.2040 were broken on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price is currently above the 100 hourly simple moving average and $0.2050, which is a positive sign.

Ripple price is gaining pace against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD might continue to move higher toward the $0.2100 and $0.2150 levels.

Ripple Price Support

It seems like a decent recovery is triggered from the $0.1970 swing low in Ripple price against the US Dollar. The price has managed to move above a couple of important resistances such as $0.2000 and $0.2030. There was a push above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.2238 high to $0.1900 low. It opened the doors for more gains, and the price settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average and $0.2050.

The best part was a break above yesterdays highlighted two bearish trend lines with resistance at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair is now above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last drop from the $0.2238 high to $0.1900 low. It might continue to gain pace toward $0.2100 in the near term. Any corrections or dips from the current levels might find support near $0.2040 and the 100 hourly simple moving average.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

Moreover, the broken trend lines could provide support near $0.2020 followed by $0.2000. Therefore, there are chances of more gains in XRP as long as the price is above the $0.2000 level.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is gaining pace in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is well above the 50 level and moving higher.

Major Support Level $0.2040

Major Resistance Level $0.2150

 

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05:07

Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Researchers at LMU and TUM in Munich are up for best paper at SC17 after simulating one of the largest, most violent earthquakes in history. Just before 8:00 a.m. local time on December 26, 2004, people in southeast Asia were starting their days when the third...... Read more

05:07

CMEs Bitcoin Futures Market Could Give Teeth to Bitcoin Bears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Higher volume options exchange launched by CME group could prove pivotal in allowing bears to be against the price of Bitcoin. But beware bear traps.

05:06

Isoliquiritigenin decreases the incidence of colitis-associated colorectal cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 20 ;7(51):85318-85331. PMID: 27863401 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin decreases the incidence of colitis-associated colorectal cancer by modulating the intestinal microbiota. Abstract:  Imbalances in intestinal bacteria correlate with colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CAC). Traditional Chinese medicines have been used to adjust the gut microbiota, and isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a flavonoid extracted from licorice, has shown antitumor efficacy. In this study, the effects of ISL on CAC development and the gut microbiota were evaluated using an azoxymethane and dextran sulphate sodium (AOM/DSS)-induced mouse model of CAC (CACM). Histopathological analysis suggested that ISL reduced tumor incidence in vivo. Moreover, high-throughput sequencing and terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) studies of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene revealed that the structure of the gut microbial community shifted significantly following AOM/DSS treatment, and that effect was alleviated by treatment with high-dose ISL (150 mg/kg). Compared to the microbiota in the control mice (CK), the levels of Bacteroidetes decreased and the levels of Firmicutes increased during CAC development. ISL reversed the imbalance at the phylum level and altered the familial constituents of the gut microbiota. Specifically, the abundance of Helicobacteraceae increased after treatment with high-dose ISL, while the abundance of Lachnospiraceae and Rikenellaceae decreased. At the genus level, ISL reduced the abundance of opportunistic pathogens (Escherichia and Enterococcus), and increased the levels of probiotics, particularly butyrate-producing bacteria (Butyricicoccus, Clostridium, and Ruminococcus). Thus, ISL protects mice from AOM/DSS-induced CAC, and ISL and the gut microbiota may have synergistic anti-cancer effects.

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05:00

7 'Secrets and Lies' T.H.E.Y Would Rather You Not Find Out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Since time-immemorial T.H.E.Y (The Hierarchy Enslaving You) owning the banks and mega-corporations, while secretly controlling their corrupt governments in the global corporatocracy have relied heavily on a few crucial falling dominoes in the chain of cause and effect.

However, these crucial dominoes are seriously under threat through a rise in perception by the consciously awakened making up the worlds critical mass consciousness needed for change:

T.H.E.Y are well aware of this vulnerability, threatening their loss of power. T.H.E.Y  realize that their underworld with all its secrets and lies could be further exposed by the growing awakened to the extent of having the effect of removing those crucial dominoes:

Without which would lead to changing humanitys downward spiral to an upward one by raising the vibration for world transformation.


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04:50

Super festive Christmas and winter directional signs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I have always ALWAYS loved the look of a multi-directional sign. Whether its on a ski hill or while vacationing, Ive always admired how neat a bunch of signs all in one spot actually look. Especially if you are a signaholic type So I decided to try my hand at making the idea myself. I gathered []

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04:43

Keys to Revival from Josiah "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this message, we will show powerful insights into the life of King Josiah and how many things he did in his reign are keys to personal revival in our lives today!

04:39

Isoliquiritigenin attenuates atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Nov 18 ;17(11). Epub 2016 Nov 18. PMID: 27869741 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Attenuates Atherogenesis in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) exhibits antioxidation and anti-inflammation activity. We sought to investigate the effects and mechanism of ISL on the development of atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice. Firstly, we determined that ISL reduced the mRNA levels of inflammatory factors interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor (TNF-), and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), while it increased the expression of several lipoprotein-related genes in peritoneal macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). ISL also enhanced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR) protein levels and reversed thechanges of ATP-binding cassette transporter A (ABCA1) and cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36) in macrophages treated with oxidative low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL). Then, in an in vivo study, female apoE(-/-) mice were fed a Western diet with ISL (0, 20, 100 mg/kg/day) added for 12 weeks. We found that ISL decreased the plasma cholesterol levels of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL)/LDL, promoted plasma superoxide dismutase (SOD) and paraoxonase-1 (PON1) activities, and decreased plasma IL-6, TNF-, and MCP-1 levels. Moreover, ISL significantly reduced the atherosclerotic lesions and hepatic steatosis in apoE(-/-) mice. In the liver, ISL altered the expression of several key genes (such as SRBI, ABCA1, ABCG8, PPAR, and FASN) involving cholesterol-selective uptake and excretion into bile, triglyceride (TG) biosynthesis, and inflammation. These results suggest that the atheroprotective effects of ISL are due to the improvement of lipid metabolism, antioxidation, and anti-inflammation, which involve PPAR-dependent signaling.

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04:19

The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico - VICE "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Feminist Indigenous Candidate Running for President of Mexico - VICE: [Laura Castellanostranslated byJulie Schwietert Collazo] In the closing event in Oventic, Chiapahome of the Zapatista Army of the National Liberation (EZLN) rebel groupcovered by mist and intermittent drizzle, Marichuy, a representative of the Mexican government's Indigenous Council (ICG), said that women are the ones who feel the deepest pain due to the murders, disappearances, and imprisonments arbitrarily committed in the country.

"But it's precisely because we are the ones who feel the deepest pain, because we [experience] the greatest oppressions, that we women are also capable of feeling the deepest rage," she said. "And we must be able to transform that rage in an organized way in order to go on the offensive to dismantle the power from above, building with determination and without fear, the power from below."

04:19

Plugging In Your Intuition A Meditation Technique to Expand Consciousness and Balance Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Core Spirit

Has it ever happened that your phone beeped, and you knew it was your client. Some call it a hunch, others, a fleeting flash of intuition. The word intuition is derived from the Latin in + tuiri (to look at), and in psychological terms, its nothing more than connecting, within a context, a range of information that the unconscious mind is absorbing every minute.

Our unconscious mind observes and stores every ounce of data, says neurolinguistic programming expert Malti Bhojwani. And when needed, it picks up relevant information and presents it to us.

For instance, you know it is your clients text, because you had sent him/her one earlier, and your unconscious mind calculated the time it would take for him/her to read it, based on information it had about his/her work schedule. Intuition is like a signal that tells you to do something or not, pulling you in a certain direction so that you end up being at the right place at the right time.


It may tell you that your orientation feels right or wrong. Most often, it comes to you unexpectedly. The ability to use your intuition is like using a muscle, says Mumbaibased Bhojwani. And like any other muscle in the human body, the more you use it, the stronger it grows. Bhojwani, who has discussed the phenomenon in her recent book, Dont Think of a Blue Ball, tells you how to recognise a hunch, and strengthen it using simple techniques.
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04:18

Isoliquiritigenin may be a promising therapeutic intervention for inflammatory bowel disease. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2017 Feb 5 ;796:101-109. Epub 2016 Dec 21. PMID: 28012970 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin inhibits TNF--induced release of high-mobility group box 1 through activation of HDAC in human intestinal epithelial HT-29 cells. Abstract:  The suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokine-induced inflammation responses is an attractive pharmacological target for the development of therapeutic strategies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory properties of flavonoid isoliquiritigenin (ISL) in intestinal epithelial cells and determined its mechanism of action. ISL suppressed the expression of inflammatory molecules, including IL-8, IL-1 and COX-2, in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells. Moreover, ISL induced activation of Nrf2 and expression of its target genes, such as HO-1 and NQO1. ISL also inhibited the TNF--induced NF-B activation in HT-29 cells. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1), which is one of the critical mediators of inflammation, is actively secreted from inflammatory cytokine-stimulated immune or non-immune cells. ISL inhibited HMGB1 secretion by preventing TNF--stimulated HMGB1 relocation, whereas the RNA and protein expression levels of cellular HMGB1 did not change in response to TNF- or ISL. Moreover, wefound that HMGB1 acetylation was associated with HMGB1 translocation to the cytoplasm and the extracellular release in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells; however, ISL significantly decreased the amount of acetylated HMGB1 in both the cytoplasm and extracellular space of HT-29 cells. Histone deacetylase(HDAC) inhibition by Scriptaid abrogated ISL-induced HDAC activity and reversed the ISL-mediated decrease in acetylated HMGB1 release in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells, suggesting that, at least in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells, ISL suppresses acetylated HMGB1 release via the induction of HDAC activity. Together, the current results suggest that inhibition of HMGB1 release via the induction of HDAC activity using ISL may be a promising therapeutic intervention for IBD.

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04:16

What do you do with a guy who has practised law for only 3 years, has never tried a case............ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What do you do with a guy who has practised law for only 3 years, has never tried a case, and is unanimously rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Association's judicial rating committee? Why, nominate him, and confirm his appointment as a lifetime US Federal Court Judge of course. TRump isn't draining the swamp....he's just stocking it with his critters, regardless of their fitness for the job....

What do you do with a guy who has practised law for only 3 years, has never tried a case............

04:14

Psychic Self-Defense: How To Protect Yourself From Curse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Conscious Reminder

Have you been cursed? Voodoo? Someone put a spell on you?

How do you protect yourself from potential curses?

Learning to psychically defend yourself is part of becoming a spiritually strong being.

Do you believe in Curses?

Some do and most dont.


It doesnt matter. You can still be affected.

Since the Church no longer believes in curses and the scientific community laughs at hexes, nothing can be done.

The bulk of so-called mental illnesses are attributed to the work of witchcraft, especially if they hear voices in their head.
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04:12

Energy Update Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Anastacia-Blue Beyond, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com COLLAPSE Very intense energies came through late yesterday afternoon AEST where one felt like they had hit a brick wall energetically. Wave after wave of energies that have come through recently came to like a crescendo. Lying down was a must during this shifting and processingfinding it difficult to []

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04:09

Driving Yourself Sane with Meditation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Chad Foreman; UPLIFT

Slowly Going Sane

Wisdom of the ordinary is how the old school Zen Masters would describe being sane. Being sane is simply life as it is. Right now. Infuriating to grasp intellectually; the way of meditation is mysteriously simple. Just seeing things as they are before getting caught up in descriptions, evaluations or stories of the present moment.

It turns out sanity is not to be found in conforming to the correct idea of reality but instead in the direct experience of the basic sanity of mindful awareness.



Wars have been fought over correct versions of religious scriptures and non-believers executed; its no wonder there is so much pressure to believe the same thing as everyone else and fit in. But, increasingly, modern people do not fit into the traditions of the past.
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04:09

Police seek 2 in bias election fliers found in Hoboken (VIDEO) | NJ.com "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Steve Strunsky // Police seek 2 in bias election fliers found in Hoboken (VIDEO) | NJ.com: A flier left on car windshields Friday night in Hoboken, associated a mayoral candidate, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, a Sikh, with terrorism. Hoboken Police Department

The fliers included the message, "Don't let TERRORISM take over our town!" in red block letters above a picture of the candidate, Ravi Bhalla, an Indian-American born in New Jersey. Sikhism is a religion founded by a Hindu in India during the 15th Century.

04:05

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/14/2017 Short-Term Downtrend, Long-Term Uptrend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price recently broke below a short-term ascending trend line and is pulling up for a retest.
  • This broken support lines up with the 50% Fibonacci retracement level and could hold as resistance.
  • If so, bitcoin price could resume its slide to the longer-term ascending trend line around $5000.

Bitcoin price has bounced off a near-term area of interest but the broken short-term trend line is holding as a ceiling at the moment.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is still above the longer-term 200 SMA on this time frame, so the path of least resistance is to the upside. However, the 100 SMA also appears to be holding as dynamic resistance around the 50% Fib and the broken trend line support.

If this continues to keep gains in check, bitcoin price could resume its slide to the swing low at $5500 or until the longer-term rising trend line support around $4800-5200.

RSI is moving higher and has plenty of room to climb, indicating that bullish pressure could stay in play for a while. In that case, bitcoin price could move back above the short-term trend line and revisit the record highs.

However, stochastic is already hitting overbought levels and looks ready to turn lower to reflect a pickup in selling pressure. A move back below the 200 SMA or $6000 area of interest could confirm that bearish momentum is setting in.

Market Factors

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04:05

What Does it Mean If You Have the Letter X in Your Palms? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Healthy & Tasty Recipes

Many types of research are done about the lines in the palms, and every line has a meaning. Usually, the lines in the palms are connected with peoples personalities and their prospects in life, career, marriage, health, and money.

We are going to dedicate this article to the letter X.

The meaning behind having the letter X on both hands is not Palmistry nor any superstitious technique coming from India. This is an ancient method from Egypt and Greece, and their citizens used it to predict the future of people.

The last fact about this process originates from the era of Alexander the Great. Alexander himself had two Xs in both of his palms, and according to his royal advisers, he was the most powerful leader.


More than 2 million people from all around the world have been studied from the STI University in Moscow. This research serves to understand the link between the letter X and peoples destiny.

The findings say that people with letter X in their palms were extraordinary. So, here belong some of the greatest world leaders ever, Putin, the President of Russia, and Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th President of the USA.
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04:04

Psychic Abilities: How To Recognise Them And Develop Them Turther "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by The Witch

Dear Magical Recipes family, I am sure that many of you are aware of your psychic abilities and mediumship skills and I chose to dedicate a piece of work on how you can identify which aspects are more evolved and how you can further improve your abilities.

We are going to explore how the different chakras are related to our psychic/mediumship skills and familiarise you with opening and closing your chakras, which is step one to all psychic work.

Psychic abilities: Everybody has psychic abilities, while some are more adept at using them, everybody can strengthen these skills. The traditional schools of thought have identified three main ways of receiving information using psychic abilities based on the source (or which means we use to connect and get information).


The psychic can receive information : -about a person/event etc by linking with the person or the area (auric reading), -an object which acts as a link (psychometry) or -by connecting with spirit guides and ancestors (mediumship).

Now lets have a look on which channels of communication we are using to receive this information (or how we receive the information once connected). These channels of communication are usually referred to as psychic abilities/gifts/senses and they are known as the clairs (from French clair: clear). The clairs show us how we communicate with spirit and how we have our messages delivered. The three traditional ways are:
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04:03

Heartbreaking: Here's What a U.S Soldier Said When Asked to Justify the War on Terror "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heartbreaking: Here's What a U.S Soldier Said When Asked to Justify the War on Terror -
The moving testimony is just a snippet from the refreshingly honest reply given by U.S soldier Daniel Crimmins when asked how military servicemen can be so blas about drone strikes and other civilian deaths due to the War On Terror.



Someone with the username VisualEffects originally posted:



"9/11. The day Americans feel so strongly about that they say Never forget. A tragedy for sure. But youve retaliated and killed over 50 fold as many innocent civilians abroad as retribution for this event. How do you as a people walk around head held high, knowing that every few months you are committing a 9/11 event to other people? Imagine if the 9/11 terror attacks were happening in America every few months. Again and again, innocent people dying all around you. And yet you just go around the rest of the world doing it on a weekly basis to other people and dont think twice about it. It brings me to tears knowing how absolutely blas you guys are about it."

04:01

Energy Update New Inner Child Energies Have Arisen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Anastacia-Blue Beyond, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com Big wake up call on different levels and in different ways Part 1 shared of: Old family issues-traumas Generational lineage wounds, healings on many generational levels, layers Feeling Numb or isolating oneself Much past trust issues have arisen with this Of being in the shadows and not speaking []

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04:00

Mastercard Seeks Patent for Instant Blockchain Payments Processing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New patent filings from Mastercard show how the credit card giant is looking at blockchain as a possible means for easing payment settlement times.

03:52

Deadly Quake in Iran Warning before War with Israel? and more end-time news "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Tune in as we discuss a plethora of headlines including the latest deadly quake that struck Iran and the shaking happening around the world we are living in the last days the prophets spoke about. Tune in!
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03:46

Reprogramming induced by isoliquiritigenin diminishes melanoma cachexia. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2017 May 23 ;8(21):34565-34575. PMID: 28410220 Abstract Title:  Reprogramming induced by isoliquiritigenin diminishes melanoma cachexia through mTORC2-AKT-GSK3 signaling. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a member of the flavonoids, is known to have anti-tumor activity in vitro and in vivo. The effect of ISL on reprogramming in cancer cells, however, remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the effect of ISL on reprogramming in human melanoma A375 cells. ISL (15g/ml) significantly inhibited A375 cell proliferation, anchorage independent cell proliferation and G2/M cell cycle arrest after ISL exposure for 24 h. However, there were no significant changes in apoptosis rate. Terminal differentiation indicators (melanin content, melanogenesis mRNA expression,tyrosinase (TYR) activity) were all up-regulated by ISL treatment. In ISL-treated cells, glucose uptake, lactate levels and mRNA expression levels of GLUT1 and HK2 were significantly decreased, and accompanied by an increase in O2 consumption rate (OCR) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) deficiency.Protein expression levels of mTORC2-AKT-GSK3 signaling pathway components (mTOR, p-mTOR, RICTOR, p-AKT, p-GSK3) decreased significantly after ISL treatment. Co-treatment of ISL and the mTOR-specific inhibitor Ku-0063794 had a synergistic effect on the inhibition of proliferation, and increased melanin content and TYR activity. Glucose uptake and lactate levels decreased more significantly than treatment with ISL alone. These findings indicate that ISL induced reprogramming in A375 melanoma cells by activating mTORC2-AKT-GSK3 signaling.

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03:44

Was the Unabomber Right? Four Ted Kaczynskis Predictions Come True "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ted Kaczynski's manifesto doesnt justify his killing and acts of terrorism. Still, its difficult to ignore how some of his predictions appear to be manifesting in the current world.

03:43

City Of Sydney Passes Away Peacefully Hours After Naming New Ferry Ferry McFerryface "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The nation is in mourning after its largest and most populous city passed away this afternoon surrounded by family and friends. Announced via a family spokesman, the news comes as a shock to many as the city showed signs of recovery after the controversial lockout laws almost claimed its []

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03:34

PROPHECY WATCH: Israels Bountiful Wine Harvest Fulfilling Bible Prophecy? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

While global wine production has fallen to historic lows, barrels in Israels wineries are overflowing with a blessed harvest that fulfills prophecy in the most undeniable way. Zachary Waller, Executive Director of HaYovel, first noticed this blessing of bounty when his organization brought Christian volunteers this summer to help with the grape harvest in Har Bracha, as it has done every season for the last twelve years.

It was time to harvest but the grapes werent yet ripe. Waller was concerned there wouldnt be enough work for his 200 eager volunteers. Before the harvest, its difficult to tell how many grapes there are and what condition they are in until you are actually out in the vineyards and have your hands on the vines, Waller told Breaking Israel News. It seemed like one week later, all the grapes ripened at once, and once we started picking, it quickly became clear there were a lot.  READ MORE

 

03:33

Isoliquiritigenin reduces oxidative damage and alleviates mitochondrial impairment by SIRT1 activation in experimental diabetic neuropathy. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Nutr Biochem. 2017 Sep ;47:41-52. Epub 2017 May 11. PMID: 28528294 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin reduces oxidative damage and alleviates mitochondrial impairment by SIRT1 activation in experimental diabetic neuropathy. Abstract:  Sirtuin (SIRT1) inactivation underlies the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia-associated vascular complications, but its role in diabetic neuropathy (DN) has not been yet explored. We have evaluated hyperglycaemia-induced alteration of SIRT1 signalling and the effect of isoliquiritigenin (ILQ) on SIRT1-directed AMP kinase (AMPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1) signalling in peripheral nerves of streptozotocin (STZ) (55 mg/kg, ip)-induced diabetic rats and in high glucose (30 mM)-exposed neuro2a (N2A) cells. Diabetic rats and high glucose-exposed N2A cells showed reduction in SIRT1 expression with consequent decline in mitochondrial biogenesis and autophagy. ILQ (10&20 mg/kg, po) administration to diabetic rats for 2 weeks and exposure to glucose-insulted N2A cells resulted in significant SIRT1 activation with concurrent increase in mitochondrial biogenesis and autophagy. ILQ administration also enhanced NAD(+)/NADH ratio in peripheral sciatic nerves which explains its possible SIRT1 modulatory effect. Functional and behavioural studies show beneficial effect of ILQ as it alleviated nerve conduction and nerve blood flow deficits in diabetic rats along with improvement in behavioural parameters (hyperalgesia and allodynia). ILQ treatment to N2A cells reduced high glucose-driven ROS production and mitochondrial membrane depolarization. Further, ILQ-mediated SIRT1 activation facilitated the Nrf2-directed antioxidant signalling. Overall, results from this study suggest that SIRT1 activation by ILQ mimic effects of calorie restriction, that is, PGC-1-mediated mitochondrial biogenesis, FOXO3a mediated stress resistance and AMPK mediated autophagy effects to counteract the multiple manifestations in experimental DN.

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03:31

Newly Released Private Surveillance Footage From The Las Vegas Massacre Shows Helicopter Hovering Overhead During The Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

vegas_footage

Newly released footage of the Las Vegas Massacre, captured by a private surveillance camera and recently released by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, has once again ignited the theory that helicopters were used during the horrific attack.

Over the last month multiple videos have been released that many believe show helicopters either conducting an attack on the Vegas Strip or attempting to stop those that were and now, with this latest evidence release, that possibility seems all the more plausible.

As Shepard Ambellas reported for Intellihub, The [footage] is presumed to have been captured by a nearby businesss southward facing security camera which is located approximately 780 feet due east of the venue where the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was held on Oct. 1. The tape was given to Fox News by an attorney who represents several shooting victims.

Amazingly, the surveillance camera captured what seems to show a large amount of wind and debris being kicked up by a nearby helicopter hovering above the attack and or taking part in it.

Astonishingly, between the times of 10:13 and 10:16 a good amount of debris can be seen being pushed downward and sideways in front of the camera, Ambellas continued.

By 10:14 much larger crowds of people can be seen streaming through the area to escape the massacre going on, Carlson reported. You can see a large amount of wind and debris, apparently that is due to a helicopter hovering overhead.

The footage goes how to show two men attempt to help a victim who had apparently been shot, eventually resorting to covering up the body after they realized it was simply too late.

Ambellas also reported on what his research indicates were documented helicopters in the air at the time.

A quick review of flight records during that time reveals that a squadron of EC-130 Eurocopters departed from Maverick Leasing LLC at 10:12 p.m., several of which appear to have overflown the parking lot where the victim and debris were seen.

However, the departure of the choppers and the fact that several of them overflew the parking lot does not explain all of the debris bei...

Newly Released Private Surveillance Footage From The Las Vegas Massacre Shows Helicopter Hovering Overhead During The Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

vegas_footage

Newly released footage of the Las Vegas Massacre, captured by a private surveillance camera and recently released by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, has once again ignited the theory that helicopters were used during the horrific attack.

Over the last month multiple videos have been released that many believe show helicopters either conducting an attack on the Vegas Strip or attempting to stop those that were and now, with this latest evidence release, that possibility seems all the more plausible.

As Shepard Ambellas reported for Intellihub, The [footage] is presumed to have been captured by a nearby businesss southward facing security camera which is located approximately 780 feet due east of the venue where the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was held on Oct. 1. The tape was given to Fox News by an attorney who represents several shooting victims.

Amazingly, the surveillance camera captured what seems to show a large amount of wind and debris being kicked up by a nearby helicopter hovering above the attack and or taking part in it.

Astonishingly, between the times of 10:13 and 10:16 a good amount of debris can be seen being pushed downward and sideways in front of the camera, Ambellas continued.

By 10:14 much larger crowds of people can be seen streaming through the area to escape the massacre going on, Carlson reported. You can see a large amount of wind and debris, apparently that is due to a helicopter hovering overhead.

The footage goes how to show two men attempt to help a victim who had apparently been shot, eventually resorting to covering up the body after they realized it was simply too late.

Ambellas also reported on what his research indicates were documented helicopters in the air at the time.

A quick review of flight records during that time reveals that a squadron of EC-130 Eurocopters departed from Maverick Leasing LLC at 10:12 p.m., several of which appear to have overflown the parking lot where the victim and debris were seen.

However, the departure of the choppers and the fact that several of them overflew the parking lot does not explain all of the debris being kicked up from by a he...

03:30

WTF: Why Is No One Else Keen To Make $32k/Month Working At Home With One Simple Trick "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

KENT REGINALD | Entertainment | CONTACT A local mother-of-three who makes upwards of $32,000 every month working for 5 minutes every day from home, has spoken about her shock and disappointment that no one else wants to learn how to do it. I just dont get it said Thelma Thole, 49, of Wagga Wagga. Ive put out countless ads []

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03:23

Fears of Big One imminent as powerful quake shakes California near San Andreas fault "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A powerful earthquake has rocked California sending shockwaves felt as far away as San Francisco, it has been reported. The 4.7 magnitude quake struck at 11.31am local time between the Salinas Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. The US Geological Survey calculated the perceived shaking close to the epicentre was strong. Shaking was reported in the region of Salinas, Monterey and Santa Cruz and all the way north to some parts of the Bay Area, including San Francisco. The San Andreas Fault forms the main

strand of the plate boundary, running from the Gulf of California to north the region of Cape Mendocino. And the origin of this quake was located along the San Andreas fault. Terrified residents who felt the shake have commented on Twitter. One person wrote: You might be from California if you dont remember your first earthquake. Another said: Am I an official resident of California now that Ive experienced the phenomenon of my house shaking in a 4.7 magnitude earthquake? READ MORE

03:18

Popocatepetl Violently Erupts, And Authorities Warn A Bigger Eruption Could Threaten More Than 20 Million People In Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Reported By Micahel Snyder) Mt. Popocatepetl is one of the most important volcanoes on the entire planet, and yet most Americans are not familiar with it.  In ancient Aztec, Popocatepetl means smoking mountain, but to the locals, the 5,426-meter-high volcano is simply known as Don Goyo.  A catastrophic eruption of Don Goyo would be a nightmare scenario for the more than 20 million people living in the Mexico City metropolitan area, and that is why authorities are watching Mt. Popocatepetl very closely at the moment.  In fact, we are being warned that the eruption that just took place could be a precursor to an even larger eruption

Chilling footage showing the violent eruption emerged online amid fears there could be more. A huge plume of smoke blasted three kilometers into the air from the summit of Popocatepetl after a series explosions over the course of 24 hours. Surrounding towns were blanketed with ash and debris and authorities are now warning a bigger eruption could threaten the 23.6million inhabitants in the Mexican capital, located just 35 miles (56km) away. This latest eruption actually resulted in what is known as a volcano-tectonic earthquake.  Such quakes are caused by the movement of magma, and scientists are very concerned about what that might mean. Don Goyo has been spewing ash regularly since early this month, and at this point, local residents are being told to remain indoorsREAD MORE

03:14

Is This the Beginning of the End for Target? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Target Corp. announced last week that it will close a dozen stores in 2018, and the companys stock remains at just over 60. The 12 stores, CNBC reported, are spread across Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and Texas, and will close February 3. For the past year and a half, the American Family Association (AFA, afa.net) has been spreading the word about its highly successful and 1.5 million-signature strong #BoycottTarget initiative, which was a robust

response to Targets dangerous and misguided policy that allows men in womens fitting rooms and restrooms and puts families at risk. Target is making many attempts to entice shoppers, but one move could welcome 1.5 million customers and their families back to storesreversing the dangerous policy that puts women and girls in danger, said AFA President Tim Wildmon. Voyeurs and predators know that they can gain easy access to their next victims at Target, and that has been proven time and again. MORE

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Isoliquiritigenin alleviates early brain injury after experimental intracerebral hemorrhage. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Neuroinflammation. 2017 Jun 13 ;14(1):119. Epub 2017 Jun 13. PMID: 28610608 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin alleviates early brain injury after experimental intracerebral hemorrhage via suppressing ROS- and/or NF-B-mediated NLRP3 inflammasome activation by promoting Nrf2 antioxidant pathway. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) induces potently oxidative stress responses and inflammatory processes. Isoliquiritigenin (ILG) is a flavonoid with a chalcone structure and can activate nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant system, negatively regulate nuclear factor-B (NF-B) and nod-like receptor family, pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome pathways, but its role and potential molecular mechanisms in the pathology following ICH remain unclear. The present study aimed to explore the effects of ILG after ICH and underlying mechanisms.METHODS: ICH model was induced by collagenase IV (0.2 U in 1 l sterile normal saline) in male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 280-320 g. Different doses of ILG (10, 20, or 40 mg/kg) was administrated intraperitoneally at 30 min, 12 h, 24 h, and 48 h after modeling, respectively. Rats were intracerebroventricularly administrated with control scramble small interfering RNA (siRNA) or Nrf2 siRNA at 24 h before ICH induction, and after 24 h, ICH model was established with or without ILG (20 mg/kg) treatment. All rats were dedicated at 24 or 72 h after ICH. Neurological deficits, histological damages, brain water content (BWC), blood-brainbarrier (BBB) disruption, and neuronal degeneration were evaluated; quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR), immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, western blot, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were carried out; catalase, superoxide dismutase activities and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and glutathione/oxidized glutathione contents were measured.RESULTS: ILG (20 and 40 mg/kg) markedly alleviated neurological deficits, histological damages, BBB disruption, brain edema, and neuronal degeneration, but there was no significant difference between two dosages. ILG (20 mg/kg) significantly suppressed the NF-B and NLRP3 inflammasome pathways and activated Nrf2-mediated antioxidant system. Gene silencing of Nrf2 aggravated the neurological deficits, brain edema, and neuronal degeneration and increased the protein levels of NF-B p65, NLRP3 inflammasome components, and IL-1. ILG delivery significantly attenuated the effects of Nrf2 siRNA interference mentionedabove.CONCLUSIONS: Intraperitoneal administration of ILG after ICH reduced early brain impairments and neurological deficits, and the mechanisms were involved in the regulation of ROS and/or NF-B on the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome pathway by the triggering of Nrf2 activity and Nrf2-induced anti...

03:04

New Antarctic heat map reveals sub-ice hotspots "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An international team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), has produced a new map showing how much heat from the Earths interior is reaching the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The map was published Monday, November 13, 2017, in the journal...... Read more

VaquitaCPR ends capture program in Gulf of California after vaquita dies in captivity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

VaquitaCPR, the emergency conservation team pulled together by the Mexican government in a desperate attempt to save the vaquita from extinction, announced last Friday that its capture program had come to an end. There are only 30 vaquita believed to still be alive in the wild. VaquitaCPR launched its effort to capture them in October. The plan was to keep the animals safe in specially built, floating sea pens until the species survival was no longer threatened by the illegal fishing activities and trade that have decimated its numbers. The vaquita is found nowhere else on Earth but the Upper Gulf of California, the body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from mainland Mexico. Just two of the marine mammals were taken into captivity by VaquitaCPRs scientists, and neither was able to adapt to human care. The first, a juvenile female vaquita, was successfully released after veterinarians determined that captivity had caused the animal too much stress. The second, a breeding-age female that was not pregnant or lactating, also responded poorly to being under the care of humans, and died as the team was attempting to return her to the wild. VaquitaCPR immediately suspended the capture program following the vaquitas death, and ended its field operations in the Gulf of California as of November 10. Because of the vaquitas reaction towards human care, VaquitaCPR lead scientists made a unanimous recommendation to an independent review panel of experts to cease the capture portion of the operation, VaquitaCPR said in

Madagascar petitions CITES to sell millions in stolen rosewood "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SAVA REGION, Madagascar Madagascar is applying to sell millions of dollars worth of illegally logged timber, prompting fears of a bonanza for traffickers. The country has stockpiled tens of thousands of precious rosewood logs seized from illegal loggers who cut them from beautiful, ostensibly protected national parks. An export ban has been in place since 2010, but Madagascar has now applied to the wildlife regulators under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to sell thousands of tons of the wood to China, Japan, the United States and the European Union. It also wants to facilitate sales in five other countries where stocks are being held. The CITES Standing Committee will make a recommendation later this month on whether sales should go ahead. The governments own director of forestry in the affected Sava region in northern Madagascar admitted to Mongabay that he fears that the rosewood mafia still owns many stocks. Its hard to tell who are the legitimate owners and who are the dangerous people, so its like a mafia action, said Arsonina Bera. Thats why Im saying its better to destroy the wood because otherwise the mafia would further intervene in our lives. Members of parliament and other public officials own stockpiles, according to Bera. The UK-based NGO TRAFFIC estimates that 98 percent of all Madagascan rosewood (genus Dalbergia) is exported to China, where it is prized for its deep red color and often crafted into high-end furniture. Rosewood has become the worlds biggest wildlife

COP23: Voices from Americas Pledge; in their own words "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Entrance to the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. This is the first U.S. pavilion ever not paid for and run by the U.S. federal government. Photo by Justin Catanoso BONN, Germany At the United Nations 20th climate summit in Lima, Peru in 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a dramatic appearance and stirring speech that in essense apologized to the global community for Congressional Republicans blocking climate-action legislation. At the 23rd climate summit here in Bonn, a coalition of mayors, governors, U.S. senators and business leaders made an equally dramatic appearance to, in essence, apologize to the global community for sitting president Donald Trump, his threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, and his administrations clear siding with the fading but still influential fossil fuel industry. This defiant U.S. subnational movement has arisen at a time of historically high global temperatures, rising sea levels, catastrophic storms, raging wildfires and relentless drought, all tied to more than a century of burning fossil fuels. What follows are excerpts and photos from a surreal day where subnational actors proclaimed their commitment to the Paris Agreement on behalf of the American people while usurping the two-decades-old role of the U.S. government in these annual negotiations. Photo credit: Bloomberg Philanthropies Ed Markey, U.S. Democratic Senator from Massachusetts: President Trump has called global warming a hoax. He has assembled a cabinet of big oil all-stars. Fear is rampant across the federal government in terms of the scientists who work

03:03

TLC dumps Jill Duggars husband after transphobic comments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

TLC has officially severed its ties with former Counting On star Derick Dillard after he repeatedly made negative comments about one of the networks other stars, Jazz Jennings.  On Saturday, the network released a statement on Twitter explaining that it has severed ties with Dillard after another round of comments against Jennings, who stars on her own series, I Am Jazz, which chronicles her life following her decision at a young age to transition from a male to a female.

We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future. We want to reiterate that Dericks personal statements do not reflect the views of the network, the statement reads. TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so. READ MORE

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Flawed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



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02:57

US Only Country To Not Join Paris Agreement As ISIS Pledges To Reduce Emissions By 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

KENT REGINALD | Entertainment | CONTACT In a stunning turn of events, ISIS have come out and pledged to reduce carbon emissions by the year 2020, leaving the United States as the only country not committed to helping reduce the risks of environmental catastrophe. The goal of reducing the human impact of climate change is one which is deeply []

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02:57

DAYS OF LOT: Drag Queens Teaching Children Becomes International Phenomenon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It was only days ago when WND reported Xochi Mochi made an appearance at the Michelle Obama public library in Long Beach, California, hitting the pro-LGBTQ, transgender, drag-queen friendly, Satanist-approved political hot buttons all in one shot.  Mochi was there to read to young children, a fad that is spreading, with new reports that there now are drag queen story hours for children as young as two years old in the United Kingdom.  It was the Daily Mail that reported that drag queens were being

brought into taxpayer-funded nursery schools in the U.K., so that children as young as two can learn about transgender issues and be taught LGBT tolerance. Nursery managers reported in the Mail that children need to have the indoctrination so they can see people who defy rigid gender restrictions. The interactions are the brainchild of Thomas Canham, a Bristol University law graduate and part-time cross-dresser who dismisses traditional notions of masculinity as meaningless, the Mail said. READ MORE

 

02:57

Isoliquiritigenin treatment caused a significant decrease in the proliferation rate and increase in apoptosis of T24 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncol Lett. 2017 Jul ;14(1):241-249. Epub 2017 May 12. PMID: 28693160 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin induces apoptosis of human bladder cancer T24 cells via a cyclin-dependent kinase-independent mechanism. Abstract:  The aim of the present study was to investigate whether an increase in cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) activity is involved in apoptosis of human bladder cancer T24 cells induced by isoliquiritigenin (ISL). The viability of T24 cells was estimated using a sulforhodamine B assay. Cell morphological changes were examined using Hoechst 33258 staining. The apoptotic rate was determined by staining cells with Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide labeling. The mitochondrial membrane potential (m) was measured using 5,5,6,6-tetrachloro-1,1, 3,3-tetraethyl benzimidazole carbocyanine iodide. Alterations in the apoptosis-related regulators B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax), Bcl-2-interacting mediator of cell death (Bim), apoptotic protease-activating facter-1 (Apaf-1), caspase-9 and caspase-3 were determined using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative PCR methods. Western blot analysis was used to detect the expression of Bcl-2, Bax and caspase-3. CDK2 activity was measured using a spectrometric assay. Following treatment with ISL (between 30 and 70 g/ml) for 24 h, typical apoptotic morphological changes were observed in T24 cells, exhibiting an edge set of chromosomes, nuclear condensation, nuclear fragmentation and other morphological features. Treatment with ISL increased the apoptotic ratio of T24 cells in a concentration-dependent manner and induced a decrease in the m in a time-dependent manner. Treatment with ISL upregulated the expression of Bax, Bim, Apaf-1, caspase-9 and caspase-3, downregulated the expression of Bcl-2, and increased CDK2 activity. MK-8776 (an inhibitor of CDK2) antagonized the apoptosis induced by ISL, and, compared with treatment with ISL alone, pretreatment with MK-8776 inhibited the decrease in m, downregulated the mRNA expression of Bax, Bim, Apaf-1, caspase-9 and caspase-3, and upregulated Bcl-2 mRNA expression. Western blot analysis demonstrated that, with increasing ISL concentration, the Bcl-2 expression level was significantly decreased (P

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02:51

Winter & Christmas Hoop Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you are looking for soe cute but also stylish little Winter Decorations this season, take a look at these darling little Hoop Art projects from Cotton Wood Lane. I love her choice of colours so wintery AND Christmassy at the same time, that you can hang, make and display them all winter long.. art

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02:41

Why Incompetent People Think Theyre Amazing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

How good are you with money? What about reading peoples emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that were not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities.

David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect in this TED-Ed video

 

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These findings will provide theory and experimental basis for isoliquiritigenin clinical use in treatment of atherosclerosis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2017 Jul 17 ;18(1):57. Epub 2017 Jul 17. PMID: 28716056 Abstract Title:  The inhibitory effect of Isoliquiritigenin on the proliferation of human arterial smooth muscle cell. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) has various biological activities including as antioxidant and an inhibitor of PI3K/AKT signaling pathway. However, both oxidative stress and activated PI3K/AKT signaling contribute to the aberrant proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). This study is aimed to explore the effect of ISL on the proliferation of human arterial smooth muscle cells (HASMCs) and to investigate the underlying mechanisms.METHODS: BrdU incorporation, cell cycle and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in normal or ISL treated HASMCs were analyzed by flow cytometry. Cell viablity was measured by CCK-8. Protein expression levels were examined by Western blot, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity was detected by using commercial kit.RESULTS: We observed that ISL could inhibit the proliferation of HASMCs in a dose and time dependent manner. Cell cycle of ISL treated HASMCs arrested mainly in G1/S phase and accompanied with elevated expression of p27 and decreased expression of CyclinD1 and CyclinE. In addition, ISL could down-regulated the expression of p-PI3K and p-AKT, alleviated oxidative stress and enhanced the SOD activity in HASMCs. Furthermore, H2O2 treatment partly improved cell viability and up regulated p-PI3K and p-AKT in HASMCs.CONCLUSIONS: Therefore, we concluded that ISL inhibited the proliferation of HASMCs via attenuating oxidative stress and suppressing PI3K/AKT signaling pathway. The inhibitory effect of ISL on PI3K/AKT signaling pathway, at least partly, was mediated by ROS.

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02:30

$300 Million Dollar Man (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

$300 Million Dollar Man Video The Health Ranger Just yesterday, in fact, The Guardian reported on how $300M in Ether currency just vanished due to an accident committed by just one user. More than $300m of cryptocurrency has been...

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02:05

7 Reasons To Hire A Doula If You Plan To Have An Epidural "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

7 Reasons To Hire A Doula If You Plan To Have An Epidural

Many people have heard about doulas, and assume they only work with women who have natural, or unmedicated, births. For mothers planning to give birth with an epidural, a doula might not seem necessary, or even helpful. Besides, if you have an epidural, do you need additional support or comfort measures? A doula is a trained labour support professional. She has many skills which, in fact, can offer a great deal of support during an unmedicated birth. If youre not sure exactly what a doula is, be sure to read What Is A Doula? Why Pregnant Women Love Doulas!

7 Reasons To Hire A Doula If You Plan To Have An Epidural

A doulas knowledge and skills can play a vital part in helping a woman have a positive birth experience even with an epidural. A doula can certainly help during a medicated birth. Here are 7 reasons to hire a doula, even if you plan to have an epidural:

#1: A Doula Can Help You Prepare For Birth

A doula will often offer prenatal visits to get to know you and the type of support youll find helpful. During these visits, she can tell you about what to expect in early labour, what you might expect at the hospital, the stages of labour, and more. She can help alleviate the fear associated with the unknown. And, perhaps most importantly, she can help you learn about your birthing options, so you can make informed decisions.

#2: A Doula Offers Continuous Labour Support Even At Home

Some first-time parents are surprised to know that early labour often takes place at home. Barring any medical complications, most hospitals dont admit mothers until theyre in active labour. Labour typically isnt considered active until 4-6cms dilation. For many women, this means pain relief isnt offered until they have already laboured for a while. A doula can meet a client at home during early labour, and offer her support and comfort measures. Even if youre planning to have an epidural, a doula will make sure you find ways to cope with early labour rather than just surv...

01:58

Isoliquiritigenin modulates miR-374a/PTEN/Akt axis to suppress breast cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 21 ;7(1):9022. Epub 2017 Aug 21. PMID: 28827662 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin modulates miR-374a/PTEN/Akt axis to suppress breast cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis. Abstract:  Breast cancer is one of the most frightful causes of death among females worldwide. Accumulating evidence attached the importance of microRNAs negative regulation to tumorigenesis in breast cancer, suggesting novel cancer therapies targeting microRNAs modulation. Recent studies demonstrated that isoliquiritigenin could inhibit breast cancer cells proliferation and migration, but the underlying mechanism is still limited. In this study, the anti-cancer effects as well as the detailed mechanisms of isoliquiritigenin were explored. The results proved that isoliquiritigenin could negatively regulate breast cancer growth through the induction of apoptosis. We also verified the anti-cancer effect of isoliquiritigenin on migration and invasion, and identified highly expressed miR-374a as one of the main microRNAs down-regulated by isoliquiritigenin treatment in breast cancer. Further study displayed that isoliquiritigenin increased PTEN expression through the decrease of miR-374a expression to inhibit the aberrant Akt signaling. Our findings suggest isoliquiritigenin as a novel anti-cancer candidate significantly regulating miR-374a/PTEN/Akt axis in microRNA-based breast cancer therapies.

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01:41

Woman builds Unique Tiny house using recycled materials in Canada "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Anne spent years building this amazing tiny home using lots of reclaimed and recycled materials. It has many unique features such as the barn style roof, reclaimed wooden windows, two lofts, and earth plaster walls and counters.

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01:38

Prince William All Good To Pop By Mt Druitt Next Royal Visit, Confirms Kurtley "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The unofficial King Of The Druitt has today confirmed that Dianas son is a good enough bloke, and hed love to catch up for a feed next time hes in the wild wild west. After proving that hes a good enough sport to pose for a photo with a near-naked, beer-weilding Kurtley Beale []

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01:34

Compounds from licorice against carbon tetrachloride and acetaminophen induced HepG2 cells injury. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Phytomedicine. 2017 Oct 15 ;34:59-66. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PMID: 28899510 Abstract Title:  Screening of hepatoprotective compounds from licorice against carbon tetrachloride and acetaminophen induced HepG2 cells injury. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Licorice and its constituents, especially licorice flavonoids have been reported to possess significant hepatoprotective activities. However, previous studies mainly focus on the extract and major compounds, and few reports are available on other licorice compounds.PURPOSE: This work aims to evaluate the in vitro hepatoprotective activities of licorice compounds and screen active compounds, and to establish the structure-activity relationship.METHODS: A compound library consisting of 180 compounds from three medicinal licorice species, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, G. glabra and G. inflata was established. HepG2 cells were incubated with the compounds, together with the treatment of 0.35% CCl4 for 6h and 14mM APAP for 24h, respectively.RESULTS: A total of 62 compounds at 10M showed protective effects against CCl4 to improve cell viability from 52.5% to>60%, and compounds 5 (licoflavone A), 104 (3,4-didehydroglabridin), 107 (isoliquiritigenin), 108 (3,4,3',4'-tetrahydroxychalcone), and 111 (licochalcone B) showed the most potent activities, improving cell viability to>80%. And 64 compounds showed protective effects against APAP to improve cell viability from 52.0% to>60%, and compounds 47 (derrone), 76 (xambioona), 77 ((2S)-abyssinone I), 107 (isoliquiritigenin), 118 (licoagrochalcone A), and 144 (2'-O-demethybidwillol B) showed the most potent activities, improving cell viability to>80%. Preliminary structure-activity analysis indicated that free phenolics compounds especially chalcones showed relatively stronger protective activities than other types of compounds.CONCLUSION: Compounds 5, 76, 104, 107, 111, 118 and 144 possess potent activities against both CCl4 and APAP, and 5, 76 and 118 were reported for the first time. They could be the major active compounds of licorice for the treatment of liver injury.

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Official Climate Objective to Make Normal Appear Abnormal Continues Through Anthropomorphism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball I gained a dramatic insight into the practice and dangers of anthropomorphism when I was asked to give a talk prior to a presentation by Jane Goodall, of chimpanzee research fame. I realized why I was invited after I spoke about the importance of trees in the urban environment using

01:29

Abbott claims SSM Is A New Zealand Dual citizen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the eve of the announcement of the results of Australias Sam Sex Marriage plebiscite, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott stated that the concept of marriage equality should be thrown out of politics, as it is a New Zealand based, dual citizen.

With so many MPs copping the boot from parliament on account of dual citizenship, many from his own party, Abbott feels SSM does not belong in Australian legislation.

Well the idea is about Australian as Barnaby Joyce in that its not very fashionable, and doesnt belong in the Australian political system, stated Abbott.

New Zealand passed marriage equality laws in 2012, and the Liberal backbencher is concerned about the impact of adopting this Kiwi notion.

I mean, have you seen the way even their rugby team carries on? Dancing and prancing before each match. We cant have our beloved Wallabies doing the same thing.

The results of the plebiscite will be announced Wednesday morning, 10:00am AEST.

GK Kidd

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01:26

2x or No 2x, That Was the Question "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who was on which side? This is where the original 58 companies stood regarding the NYA when SegWit2x was canceled.

01:17

Victorian Chain Earrings (Tutorial) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Rena Klingenberg. This Victorian chain earring project is a versatile design. You may want to use longer chains, or more chains, or a variety of chains, or some other creative idea. You also may want to add beads, wire-wrapped briolettes, or charms as dangles on the chains. Have fun creating your custom jewelry []

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15 Things You Say To A Drunken Friend And Your Toddler "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

15 Things You Can Say To Your Drunk Friend And Your Toddler

Toddlers dont drink alcohol, but they seem to be wasted pretty much all of the time. They stagger into strangers, they cry for no reason, and they are often covered in puke. Theyre like the drunken friend you dont want to be left in charge of on a night out. They are whirlpools of destruction who will inevitably need putting in their place before bedtime. Sometimes, it might be hard to distinguish between the things you say to your drunken friend and those ridiculous sentences you are forced to utter to your toddler. The two are pretty much interchangeable. Whether youre trying to persuade a tired and emotional friend, whos had one too many, not to go to another bar, or attempting to coax your grumpy, overtired toddler home from the park, youll probably find yourself using much the same arguments.

15 Things You Say To Your Drunken Friend And Your Toddler

Do drunken people act like toddlers, or do toddlers act like people who are drunk? Its another of lifes great mysteries up there with the chicken and egg debate. Take a look at the following phrases and ask yourself who youd be most likely to say them to your drunken mate or your toddler:

#1: Put Your Pants On

No! You cannot be naked here. It is completely inappropriate. We are in public. Pull your pants back up, well go home, and then you can be naked. Ok? I mean it. Clothes on! Now. Im serious. Dont smile at me. Pants on!

#2: Youve Spilled Food All Over The Floor

Ive just stood on a tomato. Thanks for that. Look at this mess, theres food everywhere. Well, I suppose Ill have to clean this up. Oh, look, now youve got mayonnaise on your chin. Here, let me find a tissue

#3: Did That Hurt? Here, Let Me Help You Up

That was quite a fall quite impressive really. And you took all those chairs down with you when you fell. Maybe dancing on the chairs wasnt the best idea... Are you ok? I think thats going to turn into a nasty bruise. You scared me for a second then, but it could have been a lot worse. Lets try to slow down a bit, ok?

#4: No, Not This Song Again

I know you like this song. Its a great song, but weve listened to it on repeat for an hour now, and I...

01:10

Could Bitcoin become a big loser as a new Civil War between Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin Gold takes shape "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Could Bitcoin become a big loser as a new Civil War between Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin Gold takes shape by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist As Bitcoin Gold goes live today on Nov. 12, the markets have seen...

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These results suggest that Isoliquiritigenin has a protective effect on cisplatin-induced toxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Nov ;109(Pt 1):143-154. Epub 2017 Sep 1. PMID: 28870684 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin pretreatment attenuates cisplatin induced proximal tubular cells (LLC-PK1) death and enhances the toxicity induced by this drug in bladder cancer T24 cell line. Abstract:  Cisplatin is an effective antineoplastic agent widely used in the treatment of solid tumors, however, it induces nephrotoxicity. Cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity is associated with increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and decreased antioxidant system defense in kidney. Isoliquiritigenin (IsoLQ) is a chalcone, which is characterized by its antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. Herein, we investigated the protective effect of IsoLQ on LLC-PK1 proximal tubular cells against cisplatin-induced death and its effect on the antineoplastic activity of cisplatin on bladder cancer T24 cell line. It was found that pretreatment with IsoLQ attenuates cisplatin-induced cell death, ROS production, and activation of caspase-3. IsoLQ also induced heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression that may be associated with nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) nuclear translocation. Theprotective effect of IsoLQ was abrogated by tin mesoporphyrin (SnMP), an HO inhibitor. Further, bilirubin and carbon monoxide releasing molecule-2 also showed a protective effect against cisplatin-induced cell death. In addition, IsoLQ induced in a dose-dependent way, death of T24 cells and exacerbated cisplatin-induced cell death. These results suggest that IsoLQ has a protective effect on cisplatin-induced toxicity in LLC-PK1 cells, in part through induction of HO-1, without interfering with the antineoplastic activity of this agent in T24 cells.

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01:02

Office Man Miraculously Survives Commute to Work Without Headphones "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Forgetting his PelicanPass for the second time this week, one local city worker sighed heavily and went over to buy a single ride from the ticket window. The line up at the Windrower Avenue Station ticket window is always long and Michael Ponting simply didnt have time for it []

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Pioneer Journalist Globetrotter Nelly Bly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the 14th of November 1889, journalist Nellie Bly, born Elizabeth Cochran (1864 1922), at just 25 years of age, began her solo travel around the world. A year earlier, Bly had suggested to her editor Pulitzer at the New York World that she was to be despatched on a trip which would turn Jules Vernes fictional Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) into reality. So, with only two days notice, Nellie was told that she was to board the Augusta Victoria, a steamer of the Hamburg America Line which would start her 24,899-mile journey.

It was my custom to think up ideas on Sunday and lay them before my editor for his approval or disapproval on Monday. But ideas did not come that day and three oclock in the morning found me weary and with an aching head tossing about in my bed. At last tired and provoked at my slowness in finding a subject, something for the weeks work, I thought fretfully: I wish I was at the other end of the earth! And why not? the thought came: I need a vacation; why not take a trip around the world? It is easy to see how one thought followed another. The idea of a trip around the world pleased me and I added: If I could do it as quickly as Phileas Fogg did, I should go.(Nellie Bly, Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, The Pictorial Weeklies Company, N.Y., 1890)

She was actually going to beat fictional Foggs record of 80 days, completing the trip in 72 days. The press closely followed her preparations and the scarcity of the items she took with her was noted: a dress, a sturdy chequered overcoat, several changes of underwear and a small travel grabbag containing her toiletry essentials. The only money she took was 200 English pounds and some gold which she kept in a bag tied around her neck. The news of her departure spread and the rival paper newspaper Cosmopolitan got wind of it, setting up a counter-challenge as it sponsored its own reporter. Elizabeth Bisland was to travel round the world but in the opposite direction, endeavouring to b...

00:55

Office character not missed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An office in Slough has exceeded dire expectations by surviving Monday in the absence of its most vocal in-house critic.  Technical associate Alex Shah was heard by all to exclaim on Friday: I cannot believe that this place would survive five minutes without me here just before he jammed the photocopier and finished the last of the communal milk.

Suspicions were heightened when Mr. Shah started talking in terms of a three-day weekend; while giving detailed, strident instructions to the entire finance, purchasing and compliance teams on how his single stationery order invoice for the month was to be dealt with.

In the event of his surprise absence, Monday turned into a minor celebration with productivity and diligence at unequivocally high levels.  Office manager Simon Williams noted: a number of normally indolent individuals perked up considerably, turning up early to get the week off to a good start.  Our hive of hyper-productive introverted accountants were particularly impressive; their analytical beavering reached almost frenzied hyperactivity.  Im astonished and humbled at such dedication.

The day finished with unheard-of, genuinely spontaneously proposed and unanimously accepted round of drinks at the local pub.  An accountant noted:  Its normally very hard to build social bonds either in or outside the office as Alex is just one of those people who seems to be always right there.  Hes very highly strung and theres always something to bitch about ad infinitum.  The thought of spending time in the pub with him makes a pint of arsenic sound very appealing.

By Tuesday, the same doleful faces had returned, clocking in just on the hour for a standard day.  Another accountant noted: Monday will remain a beautiful memory for us all nothing short of a moment of beatific ecstasy.

A. L. Shaw

00:55

What the Health. A Definitive Guide to Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So, after much thought, Q & As with friends, and long nights, I can happily say I have put together the best guide ever made on what we can do after

00:55

Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert to Lecture on Standing Rock at Grand Valley State University "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock on December 3, 2017. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published November 13, 2017

Levi Rickert

ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN As part of Grand Valley State Universitys Native American Heritage Month events, Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) will lecture on the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline on the universitys Allendale campus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Rickert, founder of Native News Online, will share insights into why Standing Rock became the largest gathering of American Indians in over 100 years and its lasting effects on a new generation of American Indians. As part of Native News Onlines coverage of the Standing Rock resistance, Native News Online has over 1,500 photos in its library. A native and resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rickert will share some of the photographs and the experiences he encountered while covering the resistance at Standing Rock, Washington, D.C. and in protests in Michigan.

Standing Rock will go down in history as being one of the most important events in Indian Country in contemporary times. The vibrancy of the Standing Rock will remain alive for many years to come because it awoken a new spirit in a new generation of American Indians in the fight for justice for indigenous peoples in America, says Rickert.

WHAT:

Standing Rock: The Largest Gathering of American Indians in 100 Years Explored Lecture by Levi Rickert

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:00 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Grand Valley State University
2266 Grand River Room
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
Allendale, Michigan

This lecture is LIB 100 & US 201 approved.

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00:50

Crazy Trading In Bitcoin As Germans Buy Gold And Problems In Europe & The US Emerge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crazy Trading In Bitcoin As Germans Buy Gold And Problems In Europe & The US Emerge from King World News On the heels of crazy trading in Bitcoin as the Germans buy gold and problems in Europe and the US...

The post Crazy Trading In Bitcoin As Germans Buy Gold And Problems In Europe & The US Emerge appeared first on The Daily Coin.

00:48

Evening near Mt Jefferson. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Evening near Mt Jefferson.
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00:47

ugh figures branco would be the type to hang it under the roll "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



ugh figures branco would be the type to hang it under the roll

00:42

California Hit by 4.7M Earthquake, New Madrid and Yellowstone Swarms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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00:42

Isoliquiritigenin is a candidate agent for the treatment of human ovarian cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Sep 21 ;18(10). Epub 2017 Sep 21. PMID: 28934130 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Induces Autophagy and Inhibits Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth. Abstract:  Ovarian cancer is one of the commonest gynecologic malignancies, which has a poor prognosis for patients at the advanced stage. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), an active flavonoid component of the licorice plant, previously demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tumor suppressive effects. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effect of ISL on human ovarian cancer in vitro using the human ovarian cancer cell lines, OVCAR5 and ES-2, as model systems. Our results show that ISL significantly inhibited the viability of cancer cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. Flow cytometry analysis indicated that ISL induced G2/M phase arrest. Furthermore, the expression of cleaved PARP, cleaved caspase-3, Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, LC3B-II, and Beclin-1 levels were increased in western blot analysis. To clarify the role of autophagy and apoptosis in the effect of ISL, we used the autophagy inhibitor-3-methyladenine (3-MA) to attenuate the punctate fluorescence staining pattern of the p62/sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1, red fluorescence) and LC3 (green fluorescence) proteins after ISL treatment, and 3-MA inhibited the cytotoxicity of ISL. These findings provide new information about the link between ISL-induced autophagy and apoptosis and suggest that ISL is a candidate agent for the treatment of human ovarian cancer.

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00:37

Afterbirth Pains What You Need To Know "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Afterbirth Pains What You Need To Know

Most pregnant women expect to feel a bit sore and uncomfortable after giving birth. After all, pregnancy and birth might be among the most amazing things youll ever do, but they definitely involve peak physical performance. Expectant mamas are warned to expect some pretty intense discomfort in the first days after birth, as their bodies return to a non-pregnant state. What many women dont realise is the discomfort can have a positive purpose.

Afterbirth Pains What You Need To Know

In the first few days after your baby's birth, you might experience what are known as afterbirth pains. This can come as quite a surprise if you were expecting all aches and pains to disappear after birth.

What Are Afterbirth Pains?

Before you become pregnant, your uterus is about the size of a large pear. During pregnancy, it stretches to accommodate your growing baby, and by full term, your uterus is about the size of a watermelon. After the birth of your baby, it needs to return to its pre-pregnancy size. This shrinking down, a process called involution, takes about six weeks, although most of it happens in the first few days after birth. At the moment of birth, your body produces high levels of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for uterine contractions. This peak of oxytocin sends signals to the uterus, causing it to shrink and contract, and encouraging the placenta to sheer away from the uterine wall. It also ensures blood vessels are clamped to prevent excessive bleeding after birth. Afterbirth pains can happen regardless of how you have your baby whether via a normal vaginal birth or by c-section.

What Do Afterbirth Pains Feel Like?

When your uterus contracts, the feeling can be similar to the cramps you experience during your menstrual period. First time mothers typically find their afterbirth pains are quite mild, or they dont notice them at all. With each subsequent birth, they can become more uncomfortable. This is because first time mothers generally have better uterine muscle tone, which allows the uterus to contract and stay contracted. After each baby, the uterus has less muscle tone and is more like to relax and contract intermittently, making the process more painful. C-section mamas might exp...

00:36

6 Secrets from the Hunzas for a Long & Healthy Life. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today, we know that the main causes of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes can be found in the Western diet or the Standard American Diet (the SAD diet), which consists of large amounts of refined carbohydrates, sugar, animal fat, and

00:31

First significant snowfall of the season, hurricane-force winds cause traffic chaos in Slovenia and Croatia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

First significant snowfall of the season and hurricane-force Bura winds are causing traffic chaos on roads and highways in parts of Slovenia and Croatia on Monday, November 13, 2017. Wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph) were measured today and up to 210 km/h (130 mph)...... Read more

A forgotten promise to forests? (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The lungs of the planet let out a long sigh of relief when given their own special place in the Paris Agreement in 2015. Its not every day the trees in our collective backyard get such a prominent nod of respect for the important role they play in safeguarding human existence. But there it was, spelled out clearly in the landmark climate accord, with language urging all countries to conserve and enhance forests. The math shows that halting climate change is impossible without forests. Combined with phasing out fossil fuels and a transition to clean energy, reducing emissions from forests is critical. As new research suggests, the land sector which includes forests could provide more than one-third of the overall cost-effective emissions reductions the world needs by 2030. Notably, forests have the potential to deliver over two-thirds of those reductions. There are very few cost-effective and practical ways to combat climate change, and ending deforestation and scaling-up reforestation are two especially important methods. Despite concerted efforts to address the problem, deforestation and forest degradation have been on the rise. In 2016, global tree cover loss spiked 51 percent over the previous year resulting in a loss of forests the size of New Zealand. Needless to say, losing enough trees to cover the entirety of New Zealand in one year is worrisome for the climate. Not to mention the impacts on the more than one billion people who depend on forests for their livelihoods or the loss of

U.S. subnationals shoulder climate role in Bonn, Trump sidelined "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The U.S. subnationals gather at COP23. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (left) greets Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in Bonn, Germany, November 11, 2017. Photo credit: Bloomberg Philanthropies BONN, Germany For 22 years, at United Nations climate summits dating back to COP1 in Berlin, Germany, the U.S. federal government has sponsored a large pricy pavilion that stood out among other international pavilions. It provided office space for U.S. negotiators meeting with dignitaries and for hosting high-level panel discussions. No more. President Trump made clear when he announced on June 1st his intention of pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement that his administration would pay for no such pavilion at COP23 now underway in Bonn. He also ceded the countrys leadership role in climate negotiations. In the days and weeks immediately following Trumps announcement, an unprecedented climate-action initiative below the federal level formed to represent U.S. interests at COP23 (Conference of the Parties). Led largely by Gov. Jerry Brown of California and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that unprecedented coalition also paid for a pavilion of its own the U.S. Climate Action Center. The delegation underwrote a 102-page report describing non-federal U.S. progress toward meeting the nations Paris Agreement goals. And it hosted a standing-room-only event on Saturday, 11 November, at the end of the first week of the COP, dubbed Americas Pledge, with the hashtag We Are Still In. California Gov. Jerry Brown had to shout above protesters from his home state, but

00:30

Veterans Day A Tale To Remember Part II "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In Recognition of Veterans Day Part II

After successfully repelling the first wave of Japanese landing forces the surviving US Marines, navy personnel, and civilian contractors didnt have long to bask in the warmth of victory. The Japanese planned a larger amphibious landing task force for the next bout, and were deadly serious in avenging their previous bloody setback. For the Americans who had successfully sunk two Japanese destroyers, 325 Japanese onboard those ships, and severely crippled a light cruiser, it was like a dream come true, but just as in the Alamo on Texan soil one battle would lead to another with the defender being way overmatched.

Aborted rescue

Unbeknownst to the desperate defenders at Wake, a planned rescue effort by Pacific Naval Command ended once news of a large reinforcement effort by the Japanese was already underway. A task force of 3 US heavy cruisers, 10 destroyers, the Saratoga Aircraft Carrier, the 4th Marine Defense Battalion, a squadron of Brewster Buffalo fighters, a Sea Plane Tender, and one oiler were to steam to Wake Island and offload munitions and supplies.

Ordered back

Further fleet flotilla maneuvers included the carrier Lexington, 8 destroyers, and an oiler that were to head for the Marshall Islands as a diversionary tactic as well. However, Naval intelligence believed that 2 Japanese main battle ships were headed for wake along with known Imperial Fleet warships that would participate in another landing attempt on Wake. Little did they know that the two Japanese carriers that participated in the Pearl Harbor attack would assist in the next Wake Island assault. US Pacific Fleet Commander William S. Pye instead ordered the rescue effort to Wake to abort. This move would doom the defenders to defeat. TF-11 and TF-14 never set sail for their intended objective.

The second wave

After several more bombings that knocked out the hospital station along with the civilian dynamite storage a fantastic sympathetic detonation of ammunition all over the island was set off. On December 23rd the Japanese made their final thrust to take Wake Island. US Marines manned their 30 caliber heavy machine gun emplacements and what heavy shore batteries that were left faced off against the next Japanese task force now reinforced wi...

00:28

This study indicated that isoliquiritigenin could be a potential therapeutic agent for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Arch Dermatol Res. 2017 Dec ;309(10):805-813. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29026975 Abstract Title:  Effect of isoliquiritigenin for the treatment of atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in mice. Abstract:  Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized with high heterogeneity. Recent studies have suggested that it is driven by both terminal keratinocyte differentiation defects and type 2 immune responses. The mainstay steroid topical therapy has severe side effect and new treatment is in demand. Isoliquiritigenin (ISLG) is a small phenolic bioactive molecule from licorice that has shown multiple pharmacological effects against cancer, inflammatory disorder, and cardiovascular diseases. ISLG was evaluated in AD-like lesion model induced by the repetitive application of 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) in BALB/c mice. Overall symptom score, serological and molecular changes of the skin lesions were evaluated. ISLG could ameliorate the overall manifestation of AD-like symptoms including scratching behavior incidence and skin lesion severity. At blood level, ISLG significantly suppressed the DNCB-induced IgE and Th2 cytokines up-regulation. At skin lesion site, ISLG also inhibited DNCB-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines like TNF-, IL-6 as well as IL-4 expressions. In a human monocyte model THP-1, ISLG suppressed the up-regulation of CD86 and CD54 and abolished the DNCB-induced p38- and ERK activation, suggesting a molecular mechanism for ISLG therapy. This study indicated that ISLG could be a potential therapeutic agentfor the treatment of AD.

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00:20

Dog Who Was Too Hurt To Be Pet Can't Stop Cuddling His New Dad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Changing ones name can be a powerful thing, signifying the joining of a new family or the promise of a better life.

For ZIB, it meant all of the above.

The 1-year-old border collies early life was filled with neglect. Languishing in a shelter in Claremore, Oklahoma, the young dog, then known as Kong, was suffering from a painful skin disease and a sunburn so bad that he couldn't be touched. His soft white fur was patchy in places, with shocks of bright pink skin showing through.

Credit: Curtis Hartsell

Taken in by Border Collie Rescue & Rehab in Prosper, Texas, and brought back to health, Kong took on a new moniker, becoming known as #387 on the rescues website.

Credit: Curtis Hartsell

But Curtis Hartsell didnt need a name to fall for the little white dog with the big smile and curious eyes.

I looked through his profile and just immediately fell in love with his single picture and the description they put on the page, Hartsell told The Dodo. His foster mom described his temperament and personality and I described my life to her a bit and she said we sounded perfect for each other.

Credit: Curtis Hartsell

Hartsell, a cyber threat intelligence analyst with a credit bureau based out of Little Elm, Texas, worried his active lifestyle wouldnt fit with owning a dog but something indescribable told him everything would work out, he said. So he submitted an application.

I asked for daily updates through the adoption process and felt as if he were mine from the very beginning and these people were just helping us get r...

00:16

Man Has Best Reaction After Wife Says Dog Can't Sleep In Bed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

World, meet Violet, a sweet little pug who loves nothing more than being cuddled as she sleeps. Fortunately, she found the perfect man willing to sate her with snuggles even at the cost of his own comfort ... and his marital bed.

But who could say no to this face?

Credit: Twitter/@doIIpxrts

When the man's daughter, McKenna, decided to adopt Violet this past summer, the idea didn't delight everyone at home. Ironically in hindsight, only McKenna's mom welcomed the pup at first.

Before long, however, Violet was able to work her charms to win over the one parental holdout.

"My dad was very not on board with getting a dog. It took about a week for him to fully accept," McKenna told The Dodo. "But there's something about my dad that my dog loves more than the rest of us, so when he saw that he was her favorite, they became BFFs."

Credit: Twitter/@doIIpxrts

Since then, their bond has only grown deeper. Nowadays, Violet joins McKenna's parents in bed just about every night (or else she actually has trouble sleeping). This little arrangement has never been an issue with either spouse.

Well, except for recently.

Credit: Twitter/@doIIpxrts

About a week ago, Violet underwent routine surgery. Though everything went without a hitch, recovery came with a caveat the pug can't be bathed until everything had properly healed.

With that, McKenna's mom put her foot down about letting Violet in bed last night.

"So, she's just super stinky at the moment and my mom just cleaned her sheets," McKenna said.

Rather than protest the decision, Dad sided with Violet and joined her to sleep on the floor....

00:13

Decency in the Age of Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sex ought to be a sacred and loving exchange between consenting adults. Whatever it is and however it happens, it should be done in private. If we all do not agree with the first premise, you would think that most of us could agree on the second. There are certain behaviors that do not belong in the public sphere. The most obvious of these behaviors consist of bedroom and bathroom activities. Getting to work, catching a bus, buying coffee and holding a conversation would all be needlessly complicated if people were fornicating and relieving themselves thereabouts.

I do not seek to be vulgar, but we seem to be in a moment where the very notion of privacy is being eroded. Those amongst us who seek greater control over our lives are no longer content to regulate our actions in public. They want every aspect of our lives to be subjected to their scrutiny and approval. In order to accomplish this, they need our co-operation in removing the barrier of privacy, so that our private lives can be displayed in the public sphere. One way in which this is accomplished is by desensitizing us, by making whatever instinctually feels intrusive and unwarranted more commonplace.

Beginning in grade school, children in the public schools are engaged in discussions of sexuality, which are usually from an 'alternative' standpoint, by teachers and other trusted authorities. Many of the colleges have made gender and sexual deviation studies into academic majors, despite this destroying the employment prospects of their students. They furthermore are encouraging public demonstrations and marches, where their young students proudly exhibit sexual perversions.

00:12

Alf From Home And Away Recognised As Last Respectable Male Celebrity On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

KENT REGINALD | Entertainment | CONTACT With the spate of sexual harassment allegations stunning Hollywood over the last few weeks, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed today that Alf Stewart from Home and Away is now officially the last remaining male celebrity on Earth worthy of our respect and admiration. The loveable old rogue, who has been a mainstay []

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Its time we had an Open Discussion about Sexual Health Issues for Men. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Since most men dont like to discuss prostate issues, I am hoping that their women friends will pay attention and help to guide them in order to pre

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Isoliquiritigenin may be a novel potential preventive agent suitable for use in osteoarthritis therapy. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Mol Med. 2017 Dec ;40(6):1709-1718. Epub 2017 Oct 9. PMID: 29039445 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin suppresses IL-1 induced apoptosis and inflammation in chondrocyte-like ATDC5 cells by inhibiting NF-B and exerts chondroprotective effects on a mouse model of anterior cruciate ligament transection. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a natural flavonoid extracted from licorice, has been demonstrated to exert attenuation of the nuclear factor-B (NF-B) signaling pathway and anti-inflammatory activity in a wide variety of cells. In the present study, the authors first evaluated the effects of ISL on cartilage degeneration in interleukin-1 (IL-1)-stimulated chondrocyte-like ATDC5 cells and in a mouse model of osteoarthritis (OA). The data of a cell counting kit-8 and flow cytometry assay indicated that ISL suppressed the inhibitory effect of IL-1 on cell viability. The mRNA and protein expression levels of cyclooxygenase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-13 were significantly decreased, while the expression of collagen II wasincreased, as indicated by RT-qPCR and western blot analysis following the chondrocyte-like ATDC5 cells were co-intervened with IL-1 and ISL for 48 h. Also, ISL attenuated protein expressions level of pro-apoptotic Bax, cleaved-caspase-3 and cleaved-caspase-9 and promoted expression of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2. Moreover, ISL inhibited NF-B p65 phosphorylation induced by IL-1. In addition, ISL also increased improved the thickness of hyaline cartilage and the production of proteoglycans in the cartilage matrix in a mouse OA model. These results indicated that ISL exerted anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects on IL-1-stimulated chondrocyte-like ATDC5 cells, which may be associated with the downregulation of the NF-B signaling pathway. In this way, the data supported the conclusion that ISL may be a novel potential preventive agent suitable for use in OA therapy.

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23:52

Black Seed Reverses Liver Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new study on a widely revered herbal medicine has produced a potential breakthrough in treating a condition that is a warning sign of serious disease risks. This common health problem affects as many as 90 million Americans, most of whom dont even know they are in danger.

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23:49

Convocatoria 2018: Subvenciones para Radios Comunitarias Indgenas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Convocatoria 2018: Subvenciones para Radios Comunitarias Indgenas

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23:47

What Happened to the $2.2M Marina Abramovi Raised to Build Her Institute? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Marina Abramovi describing her Marina Abramovi describing her Slow Motion Walk technique inside what was to be the Marina Abramovi Institute in Hudson, New York. (screenshot by the author via YouTube)

Her performances may be timeless feats of endurance, but the millions Marina Abramovi raised to build her own art center didnt last long. A month after scrapping her plans for the Marina Abramovi Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art (MAI) in Hudson, New York, it seems that the $2.2 million raised toward the project were spent entirely on schematics and a model by starchitect Rem Koolhaas a far cry from the $31-million price tag for the whole project.

A woman looking inside the architectural model for the institute (photo by Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic)A woman looking inside the architectural model for the institute (photo by Jillian Steinhauer for Hyperallergic)

According to the...

23:40

Internet Crackdown Begins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Are the days of the free and open Internet numbered? The Internet is certainly used for all sorts of horrible things, but it has also allowed ordinary people to communicate on a mass scale that would have been unimaginable decades ago. In the old days, if you wanted to reach large audiences of people with your information you always had to go through corporate gatekeepers. But today, anyone with an Internet connection can literally broadcast whatever they want to say to the whole world. Personally, my wife and I have always been amazed at how many people we are able to touch all over the planet from our little home in the mountains. Over the past seven years our websites have been viewed more than 100 million times, and we receive emails about our work from people all over the globe.
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Future Medicine FAIL! Attempt To Label Natural Blaze Fake News Points To Medical Journal Instead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

In a typical obvious example of industry supported science, the journal Future Medicine has published a report in which it focuses not on science itself but on the notion of Fake News and how it applies to the perception and reception of stem cell research.

The article and research was funded by the Stem Cell Network so it should come as no surprise that the entire paper was merely an advertisement for the industry and focused on how fake sites/alt media sites affect the bottom line. Interestingly enough, the study actually admits that the majority of the publications are representing stem cell research in a positive light, yet it still insultingly labels many alt media outlets as fake news and proceeds to fixate on the label.

The Future Medicine article reads more like a CNN article whining about fake news, Trump, and Russians. Indeed, it has even more in common with CNN since its own article was paid for by the industry it is promoting as science much in the same way that CNN presents fake news as journalism.

23:39

Why ICO Landscape Has Shifted From Bootstrapped Projects "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Of course ICOs are securities! The landscape is changing and becoming more professionalized, but landmines still exist.

23:38

The Eerie Allure of Japanese Vending Machines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Eiji Ohashi, from the series Roadside Lights (all photos courtesy the artist)

For the past nine winters, photographer Eiji Ohashi has been keeping an eye out for a very specific scene while traveling around his home base of Hokkaido: a quiet, often snow-covered landscape at night, illuminated by a single vending machine. His resulting series, Roadside Lights, highlights the ubiquity of vending machines in Japan, which has over 5.5 million of them; beyond offering quiet, beautifully lit images, the photographs speak to Japans strong culture of convenience. Published in book form by Shashasha this year, the series will be exhibited from December 7 thorough 30 at Galerie &co119 in Paris.

Unlike vending machines in many other countries, those in Japan sell everything from drinks to ramen to floral arrangements. As Ohashis work emphasizes, the gleaming boxes are familiar sights across Japan, at stores, in the woods, and even in the middle of a field  they are literally part of the nations landscape. The fact that they are often outdoors, where they largely remain clean and functional, also stands as testament to Japans reputation as an orderly and secure country.

Eiji Ohashi, from the series Roadside Lights

One thing I would like you to know that Japan is a very safe country, Ohashi told Hyperallergic. At the same time, I would like...

23:38

Shocking Increase of Weedkiller In Peoples Bodies Found in 23 Year Study "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

As more and more scientific evidence regarding the dangers of Roundup, a weedkiller developed by Monsanto in the 1970s, is released, so too is public opinion beginning to shift away from a passive acceptance of the pervasive use of both Roundup and glyphosate.

In this context a new study published in JAMA is garnering more and more attention.

The study tracked people in Southern California over the age of 50 from 1993-96 to 2014-16, periodically collecting urine samples during that time.

  SEE: Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream Found With Active Ingredient From Roundup Weedkiller

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23:35

NYC Deploying Heavily-Armed Squads to Major Sports, Concert Venues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The NYPD will be rolling out additional security around Madison Square Garden and Brooklyns Barclays Center as the holidays approach.

The department has trained local officers in the Midtown South and 78th precincts and have armed them with semi-automatic Colt M4 Commando rifles, 1010 WINS Juliet Papa reported.

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23:33

Younger than Your Age: Scientists Identify Super-food Nutrient That Makes Your Cells Look and Act Younger "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


( Frances BloomfieldHas the secret to halting the aging process been unveiled? That certainly seems to be the case with the work done by researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Brighton. Together, the team of scientists has discovered a new method of rejuvenating inactive senescent cells, or cells that have lost the ability to reproduce themselves.
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23:31

Isoliquiritigenin inhibits the proliferation of human renal carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncol Rep. 2017 Jul ;38(1):575-583. Epub 2017 May 30. PMID: 28560439 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin inhibits the proliferation of human renal carcinoma Caki cells through the ROS-mediated regulation of the Jak2/STAT3 pathway. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a flavonoid with chalcone structure that has been noted in licorice and shallot, which are generally used in traditional Chinese medicine. ISL has demonstrated various pharmacological effects including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor activity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of ISL remain poorly understood. The present study revealed that ISL significantly decreased viability and induced apoptosis in human renal carcinoma Caki cells. The ISL-induced apoptosis was associated with the cleavage of caspase-9, -7 and -3, and that of PARP. Moreover, ISL increased the expression of pro-apoptotic protein Bax and diminished the expression of anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2, and Bcl-xl, thereby increasing cytochrome c release. Treatment of cells with ISL also induced the expression of p53 through downregulation of murine double minute 2 (Mdm2). Furthermore, ISL generated reactive oxygen species (ROS), and pretreatment with ROS scavenger N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium abrogated the ISL-induced apoptosis. One of the key oncogenic signaling pathways is mediated through signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), which promotes abnormal cell proliferation. Incubation of cells with ISL markedly diminished phosphorylation and DNA binding activity of STAT3, and reduced expression of STAT3 responsive gene products, such as cyclin D1 and D2. ISL also attenuated constitutive phosphorylation of upstream kinase, Janus-activated kinase 2 (Jak2). Pretreatment with NAC abrogated the inhibitory effect of ISL on activation of STAT3 and blocked the cleavage of caspase-9, -7 and -3, and that of PARP in Caki cells. Taken together, the present study provides the first report that ISL induces apoptosis in Caki cells via generation of ROS, which causes induction of p53 and inhibition of the STAT3 signaling pathway.

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23:30

Something else the climate scientists missed: outgassing due to continental drift "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From GFZ GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE When continents break it gets warm on Earth  Rift zones released large amounts of CO2 from depth, which influenced global climate change The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact

23:28

Report: Roy Moore Tried To Rape 16-Year-Old-Girl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In an emotional press conference Beverly Young Nelson says Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore tried to rape her when she was just a teen. Nelson is the fifth woman to come forward and claim Moore sexually abused her when she was a teen. Nelson reports that in 1977 Moore groped her and tried to force himself []

23:25

Ultraleftist to Abolish Time "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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MELBOURNE Victoria University philosophy student and Auckland transplant Norm Thompson continues his quest to develop revolutionary science to still greater heights:

As we all know, began Thompson, speaking to the Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Reading Group at VU, the one problem with the heroic Khmer Rouge, which abolished money, is that the money itself is not the source of exploitation and surplus value. Class goes deeper than that.

The assembled Aussie reds all nodded in solemn agreement.

Money is just a particular manifestation of the universal problem of class society: that those who have exploit those who have not. The rich lead lives which they determine for themselves, while stealing the lives of the poor masses, hour by hour.

The solution, comrades, is obvious: we must abolish time itself.

The ensuing eruption of violence claimed the lives of several Maoist university students. Thompson and his supporters within the reading group fled into...

23:23

Why we should not Blame Gun Violence on Mental Illness. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Mental health issues without guns are people with mental health issues. With guns, they become murderers." ~ Chelsea Handler

23:18

Why Everyone Should Learn Sales: A Conversation with Ellen Zehntner from HubSpot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ellen Zehntner is a sales manager at HubSpot and helps lead and develop the small business sales organization. She co-teaches the Sales Training: Techniques for a Human-Centric Sales Process course on Coursera. She has been in sales for 10 years and has held sales positions at companies like AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, and Orange. Read on to discover why she thinks everyone should learn sales:

Why did you decide to build a career in sales?

Ive always been fiercely independent and competitive and I like to see tangible results for the effort I put in. Sales is a career that perfectly aligns with that personality. Its a career where you get what you put in and you can determine your own destiny. It motivates me to know that I can control my success whether its in the form of salary increases, commission checks, or being number one on the sales rankings. All of those things motivate me to want to work harder and smarter. Its the type of environment that fuels my motivation.

Whats the difference between how Hubspot does sales and how other companies do sales?

Hubspot does sales right. Were one of the few companies Ive encountered that truly aligns the sales and marketing teams. That alignment enables our sales teams to work smarter not harder. As salespeople, we use the information gathered by our marketing team to personalize our outreach and conversations. This helps us speak with more prospects more efficiently and were more helpful.

Thats because our marketing team uses inbound marketing and collects data that lets us know how and when prospects engage with the HubSpot website. We can see what prospects are interested in and use that context to provide help, support, and guidance. We couple our inbound marketing with an inbound sales approach and continue the personalization from marketing down to the sales process.

On the other hand, many organizations still take an outbound approach to sales and make cold calls and send direct mail and cold email. These are still available methods to capture attention, but those techniques arent as effective as the inbound sales approach we have at HubSpot.

Should new college graduates, new working professionals, or experienced professionals have sales skills?.....

23:10

The UCLA Game Art Festival Returns with a Whimsical, Political Selection "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theo Triantafyllidis & Alex Rickett, Gecko Ridemption (image courtesy the artists and UCLA Game Art Festival)

Over the past 40 years, video games have developed from a geeky pop culture obsession to a hybrid platform that brings together elements of technology, cinema, performance, music, and fine art. Now in its fifth year, the UCLA Game Art Festival explores the boundaries of contemporary gaming with over 50 digital and tabletop games, performances, screenings, installations, and virtual and augmented reality experiences.

Angela Washko, The Game: The Game (image courtesy the artist and UCLA Game Art Festival)

Highlights include Angela Washkos The Game: The Gamebased on the artists extensive investigation into the toxic culture of pickup artists; Harold Halibut, a game that resembles a whimsical stop-motion film; and Viral, a NSFW send-up and celebration of internet culture, social media, memes, and porn.

The Board Game Lounge features a selection of analog diversions, curated this year by Naomi Clark, a d...

23:09

Read this if you are still Waiting for Permission to Fail. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

But the world doesnt need more people who hide. It needs more artists. It needs not fearlessness, but boldness. It needs more people who will stand up and say: This is me. I dont care if you like it. I dont care if my hands shake. I have a voice, so I am going to use it. Because I am human.

23:07

Chuck Norris Sues 11 Drug Companies For Poisoning His Wife "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. Compared to CT scans or X-rays, an MRI does not use ionizing radiation that may cause DNA or cancer. This does not mean that the procedure is without risks. As reported by Daily Mail, legendary celebrity martial artist, producer, and actor Chuck Norris has... View Article

The post Chuck Norris Sues 11 Drug Companies For Poisoning His Wife appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

23:06

This Is What Advertising Would Look Like If Corporations Actually Told The Truth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at A New Kind Of Human. For more than a decade now, Ive researched public relations, psychology, anthropology and mind control almost daily. And when you do this, you begin to see the world very differently. For more than a decade now, Ive researched public relations,... View Article

The post This Is What Advertising Would Look Like If Corporations Actually Told The Truth appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

23:03

Canadas Newest Contemporary Art Museum Opens in Saskatoon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Exterior of the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, designed by architect Bruce Kuwabara (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan Some have called it the Paris of the Prairies. Its a nickname that now seems even more apt for the fast-growing city of Saskatoon, which last month celebrated the opening of Canadas newest modern and contemporary art museum. The Remai Modern houses works by renowned Canadian and international artists as well as the largest collection of Picasso linocuts, and it aspires to be a world-class attraction that draws tourists to this urban center of Saskatchewan.

For out-of-town art lovers, the new museum will be a major draw to visit Saskatoon and see works by the likes of William Perehudoff, Stan Douglas, and Tanya Lukin Linklater in a striking steel building designed by architect Bruce Kuwabara. Its been less easy, though, for the local population to immediately embrace. For many of Saskatoons nearly 271,000 residents about 10% of whom are indigenous the arrival of a museum larger than any its ever had has brought excitement, but also feelings of uncertainty and apprehension.

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23:00

Humanity Sealed Its Own Fate: 15,000 Scientists Sign A Doomsday Warning "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A catastrophic warning about humanitys impending doom was just signed by 15,000 scientists; they all agree that weve already sealed our fate.

The signed letter, which was apparently first written in 1992, claims all of the predictions made by scientists have come true except one. Apart from the hole in the ozone layer, which has now stabilized, every one of the major threats identified in 1992 has worsened.

The prophetic warning letter from 1992 argued human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to vast human misery and a planet that was irretrievably mutilated. Climate change, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, animal species extinctions, and uncontrolled human population growth are all threatening mankinds and the Earths future.

Its been about 25 years since the first doomsday warning letter was signed and scientists are now saying that the Earth is in even more dire shape.  More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries said humans had unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years.

The message, which was posted online and is an update to the original Warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists and around 1,700 signatories delivered in 1992.  The World Scientists Warning to Humanity was written and spearheaded by the late Henry Kendall, former chair of UCSs board of directors. But scientists still agree that runaway consumption of natural resources by an exp...

Humanity Sealed Its Own Fate: 15,000 Scientists Sign A Doomsday Warning "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

earthquake drought natural disaster

A catastrophic warning about humanitys impending doom was just signed by 15,000 scientists; they all agree that weve already sealed our fate.

The signed letter, which was apparently first written in 1992, claims all of the predictions made by scientists have come true except one. Apart from the hole in the ozone layer, which has now stabilized, every one of the major threats identified in 1992 has worsened.

The prophetic warning letter from 1992 argued human impacts on the natural world were likely to lead to vast human misery and a planet that was irretrievably mutilated. Climate change, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, animal species extinctions, and uncontrolled human population growth are all threatening mankinds and the Earths future.

Its been about 25 years since the first doomsday warning letter was signed and scientists are now saying that the Earth is in even more dire shape.  More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries said humans had unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years.

The message, which was posted online and is an update to the original Warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists and around 1,700 signatories delivered in 1992.  The World Scientists Warning to Humanity was written and spearheaded by the late Henry Kendall, former chair of UCSs board of directors. But scientists still agree that runaway consumption of natural resources by an exploding po...

22:54

Call for Proposals 2018: Community Media Grants Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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22:53

Soy Health Food or Not? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Dr. Mercola

Its a controversial topic in the culinary world today the perception some have that soy is a health food. Soybeans in the pod, you may know, look a little like short, puffy, green peas with peach fuzz on the outside. Representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a boomerang-like decision on how soy protein should be viewed from now on.

In fact, the agency is proposing to revoke its long-held stance that soy protein can lower your heart disease risk. The current claim, which you may have seen on various food packages, reads: 25 grams of soy protein a day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.[1]

Many health advocates claim soy must be good for you because Asian people arguably one of the healthiest populations on the planet have eaten it a lot, and have some of the lowest rates of heart disease, cancer and dementia worldwide, [2] so, it appears, the rest of the world should eat soy protein products, too. However, the type of soy traditionally consumed by Asian people differs from that being heavily marketed in the U.S.

Soy rose seemingly from nowhere into the American consciousness in the late 20th century. [3] In 1999, the FDA allowed food producers to claim that soy protein was heart healthy, but continuing research has convinced government officials to take a closer look. Incidentally, there are 12 health claims sanctioned by the FDA for packaged foods, including the continued (and false) insistence that saturated fat is the culprit behind heart disease. [4]

The Soy Is Good for Heart Disease Claim up for Discussion

While many in the conventional health and scientific communities arent prepared to rescind the assertion completely, Susan Mayne, the FDAs director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition stated, after what she called an extensive scientific review:

Our review of that evidence has led us to conclude that the relationship between soy protein and heart disease does not meet the rigorous standard for an FDA-authorized healt...

22:48

Baby Bear Stuck In A Poacher's Trap Gets Help From The Nicest People "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The young sloth bear was panicked and terrified. The barbed wire of a snare had tightened itself around his front leg  and no matter how hard he tried, the bear couldnt untangle himself.

The young bear was quite distressed and struggling to free himself, Kartick Satyanarayan, cofounder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates wildlife in India, told The Dodo. He had a snare wrapped tightly around his leg. To make matters worse, he was entangled in a barbed wire fence for nearly eight hours.

Credit: Wildlife SOS

Thankfully, local farmers spotted the sloth bear, who is estimated to only be about 10 months old  and they did the right thing. They alerted the local forestry department in Karnataka, India, and the forestry department got in touch with Wildlife SOS. A rescue team hurried to help the young bear.

In an attempt to break free, the bear had been struggling for hours, causing swelling in the leg forelimb from the snare, and had sustained scratches from the wires, Satyanarayan said. He was also bleeding from the mouth as a result of gnawing on the barbed wires.

Credit: WIldlife SOS

While he was pretty scratched up, the sloth bear hadnt sustained any serious injuries, and the team managed to treat him at the scene without having to take him back to a rescue center for further rehabilitation.

While its not known how the sloth bear got caught in the snare in the first place, its likely that he was just looking for food.

Credit: Wildlife SOS

Sloth bears typically...

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22:39

Study: Annual Flu Shot Ineffective "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Doctor holding a card with Get Your Worthless Flu Shot

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Researchers with The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California have published a study regarding the ineffectiveness of the annual influenza vaccine.

The title of the study is A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine.

Each year, the CDC calculates how effective they believe the flu shot is based on prevalent strains of influenza in the population compared to strains of viruses used to compose the flu vaccine.

This current study, however, challenges even the belief that if the right strains of influenza are predicted properly, that the flu shot is effective, because those viruses contained in the flu shot mutate due to the fact that they are cultured in chicken eggs.

The authors of the study state:

Seasonal influenza vaccine does not always confer protection in vaccinated individuals. Vaccine candidates are selected from clinical isolates based on their antigenic properties.

It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to adapt to being grown in chicken eggs, which can influence antigenicity and hence vaccine effectiveness.

It is important to remember that manufacturers of vaccines consider a vaccine to be effective if the vaccine can produce antigens against the disease the vaccine was developed to supposedly prevent. It does not mean that those who receive the vaccine will never contract the disease for which the vaccine was developed.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny explains this more in detail:

Flu Vaccine Fraud

The lack of science supporting the manufacture and distribution of more than 300 million flu vaccines every year is well-known.

...

22:30

Liquid Gold Appears to Flow, Drip, and Drain Through Galleries by Vanderlei Lopes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this ongoing body of sculptural works, Brazillian artist Vanderlei Lopes creates temporary interventions where his polished brass objects appear to pour and drain like gold from the walls or floors of galleries. Much of Lopes work plays with aspects of transformation, be it through the tension of liquid and solid forms seen here, by subtraction, or experimenting with orientation. You can see much more of his work on Artsy and Athena Contempornea.

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22:24

It Shouldnt Take 25 Hours of Gameplay to Unlock the Ewok Crying About His Dead Friend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the release date of the highly anticipated Battlefront II nears, I join many other hardcore Star Wars fans in outrage, as it has become known that the iconic characters the game markets itself as offering are hidden behind outrageous pay walls.

That means an absurd amount of grinding will be required if you want to play as important characters such as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, or Romba, the Ewok we see mourning the death of his friend Nanta in Return of the Jedi.

This is just the latest in the maddening trend of microtransactions, day-one DLC, and all of the cash grab tactics employed by AAA games today. This is Battlefront, and Ive been promised I could play as my favorite characters. So why do I have to spend dozens of hours playing before I can openly weep on the battlefield alongside my rebel ewok brethren?

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

EA has gone too far with their blatant disregard for the average gamer this time. Youd think sixty dollars of my hard earned money would allow me to portray the second most identifiable Ewok in the Star Wars canon. I mean, I understand Im not gonna get Wicket on day one, but come the fuck on. I was so excited to make this sad little fuzzball wander around and provide moments of empathy in locations from all three trilogies, but now I think Im going to cancel my pre-order.

Do you remember the footage from E3 last year? We saw Romba prowling the ice moon of Hoth, inflicting grief on friend and foe alike. His special attack of pulling out a picture of Nanta and sobbing to provide a distraction seemed like it would be a game changing ability. What that teaser didnt tell us was that Romba costs 40,000 in game credits, giving a tremendously unfair advantage to players with extra real life money to burn.

As a long time Star Wars fan, I think this is the final straw for me. I stood by when they changed the Nub Nub song at the end of Episode VI, I stoo...

22:23

Singapore Mining Rig Manufacturer Reports Massive Surge in Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A small mining rig manufacturer in Singapore has reported a huge surge in sales in recent months. Dexter Ng of Mining.sg estimates that the company has gone from selling around 15 rigs each month in July to now selling over 100. He told Channel News Asia:

Customers come in and order 50 rigs on their own. Compared to last time, probably one person only buys one or two. Now we get customers who buy 10, 20 or even 50.

In a few short months the company has expanded from a couple of friends selling specialised graphics processing units online to a fully-equipped office space in Geyland Lorong, Singapore. There, they have facilities in which to build up to 45 rigs at once. Each one can sell for between S$5,500 and S$6,500. In USD, thats $3,670 to $4,770. Ng went on to talk about his companys early days:

We posted photos online, on Facebook, and people started asking how much is this and they wanted buy it off So I sold it to people who queried on Facebook, and after a while, we started selling many on Facebook, so we decided to incorporate this company.

The explosive growth of many different cryptocurrencies in 2017 is driving the interest in mining hardware both in Singapore and elsewhere. The price of a single Bitcoin is currently up around 6.5x in this year alone. During the last eleven months, one BTC has gone from costing around $1,000 to between $6,000 and $7,000 at the time of writing. This has encouraged many to turn to mining as a way of generating a passive income and getting involved in the space.

Likewise, the soaring market cap of the entire industry has caused a huge uptake of interest in crypto exchanges. Singapores Coinhako reported that the numbers of users on their books had doubled since the start of the year.

Meanwhile, the Singapore regulators are reluctant to approach the space with too heavy a hand. The Monetary Authority of Singapore told Bloomberg in October that there were no plans to regulate cryptocurrencies at present. However, they did confirm that were monitoring the space for risk.

Image: ShutterStock

 

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Dog Has Been Lost For 96 Days But This Woman Refuses To Stop Searching "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ninety-six days. Thats how long Bailey has been missing in the woods in Canada. But Baileys owner, Peter Weibe, as well as Kim Taylor, a professional dog finder, refuse to stop searching for her.

In August, Weibe was camping in the woods near Sundre, Alberta, with his three dogs Bailey, Atilla and Gusto when a thunderstorm swept through the area.

There was a bolt of thunder, and two of the three dogs ran Bailey and her son Atilla, Taylor told The Dodo. Peter went after them for four days and nights straight.

Credit: Peter Weibe

After a few days, Weibe found Atilla in a field but not Bailey. So Weibe started posting ads online and reaching out to local veterinarians, asking for their help. Thats how he got connected with Taylor, whos been professionally tracking and rescuing lost dogs since 2013.

Taylor started doing this work after losing her own dog, a Labrador retriever named Ryley.

My husband had our two Labs out for a run in the winter in February, and in about 20 minutes, one vanished, Taylor said. It just drove me crazy.

Credit: Kim Taylor

Despite conducting an exhaustive search, Taylor never found Ryley but this experience motivated her to learn how to find lost dogs, which she turned into a career.

Generally, I start where the dog was last seen, Taylor said. I pretty much go on my own, and I track by paw prints and poop. I find the animals water source from the place where it was last seen, and I look for prints around that area, and then usually we find signs of life.

In 2013, Taylor also adopted a rescue dog named Brandy, whom Taylor has trained to help her track missing dogs.

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22:17

RSI Strikes Down Parliament House Nameplate Painter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The official painter of nameplates on the office doors of the Australian parliament has taken extended sick leave after recent overwork has led to inflammation of a repetitive strain injury in his painting arm.

My right hand has tightened into a claw from clutching a little paintbrush as Ive been working 18 hours a day keeping up with all the new MPs coming in to this place, said Jeff Kearney, chief parliament house door and nameplate maintenance technician. The doctor says that Ive got to go somewhere nice and quiet where the personnel turnover is a bit more relaxed otherwise there is a real good chance my arm will drop completely off.

I had to nick down to Woollies and buy every Toblerone in the confectionary aisle after we ran out of those little plastic triangle shaped name holders, admitted parliament house stores officer Beryl Swingline. Were down to our last tin of nameplate paint and may have to fire up the old Dymo labeller if the dual citizenship crisis goes on for another week or two.

Ill just finish off this new office door before I go back to the farm for some much needed R & R, said a haggard looking Kearney. There we go, Fraser Anning, Pauline Hansons One Nation Party. Hopefully I wont need to touch that one up for a...

22:17

Revisiting David Lynchs Classic Blue Velvet with Behind-the-Scenes Footage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Still from Blue Velvet Revisited (all images courtesy Peter Braatz)

In a year where his signature artistic achievement, Twin Peaksmade its triumphant return, David Lynch has been the subject of two vastly different documentaries. Conversations with the lovably oddball director served as the foundation for David Lynch: The Art Life (2016), which charts the progression of his career from childhood to his first film, Eraserhead (1977). German photographer Peter Braatzs documentary Blue Velvet Revisited, which screens November 14 as a part of the DOC NYC festival, picks up deeper into his film career with a focus on his fourth film, Blue Velvet (1986), but its style differs vastly. Revisited is a collage of video, still photographs, and audio that a young Braatz recorded during his time on the set of the 1986 classic. The behind-the-scenes materials can often prove engrossing to fans of Lynch, although the films presentation is frustrating.

After writing a letter to Lynch offering to document the making of Blue Velvet, a 24-year-old Braatz flew across the Atlantic to create a record of the historic films North Ca...

22:15

New Website Lets You Easily Find the Best Prices on Used Camera Gear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bokeh Market Used Camera lenses

Whether you like finding good deals on used camera equipment or simply want to know how much your gear would go for on the market, the new website Bokeh Market is for you. Still in beta, the website allows you to quickly search for the used camera or lens of your choice.

Each product page pulls up a graph detailing the pricing trends over the past year, as well as the current prices on new and used items. You can even see how much it costs to rent the equipment. By dividing the used pricing up into two categories, one for individual sellers and one for trusted sellers, it's easy to determine which route will work for you.

Bokeh Market Used Camera Equipment pricing

To make it effortless to follow up on purchasing, the product pages also list sales ads from marketplaces like eBay, Adorama, Amazon, and B&H. And once you sign up for an account, you can also add shopping alerts, which allow you to set a price ceiling and get notifications via email when used equipment within your range comes on the market.

As the website is still in beta, some brands have more data than others. For instance, if you are looking for Nikon or Canon equipment, there's plenty to choose from. Brands like Leica, Bower, and Hasselblad have few or no options, but we're sure they'll catch up soon enough as the platform takes off.

Bokeh Market: Website
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22:11

Study: Annual Flu Shot Ineffective "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Doctor holding a card with Get Your Worthless Flu Shot

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Researchers with The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California have published a study regarding the ineffectiveness of the annual influenza vaccine.

The title of the study is A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine.

Each year, the CDC calculates how effective they believe the flu shot is based on prevalent strains of influenza in the population compared to strains of viruses used to compose the flu vaccine.

This current study, however, challenges even the belief that if the right strains of influenza are predicted properly, that the flu shot is effective, because those viruses contained in the flu shot mutate due to the fact that they are cultured in chicken eggs.

The authors of the study state:

Seasonal influenza vaccine does not always confer protection in vaccinated individuals. Vaccine candidates are selected from clinical isolates based on their antigenic properties.

It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to adapt to being grown in chicken eggs, which can influence antigenicity and hence vaccine effectiveness.

It is important to remember that manufacturers of vaccines consider a vaccine to be effective if the vaccine can produce antigens against the disease the vaccine was developed to supposedly prevent. It does not mean that those who receive the vaccine will never contract the disease for which the vaccine was developed.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny explains this more in detail:

Flu Vaccine Fraud

The lack of science supporting the manufacture and distribution of more than 300 million flu vaccines every year is well-known.

...

22:08

Pets & Holidays: Reminders to keep our Furry Fam Safe. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our pets are beloved family members. Including them in holiday celebrations is crucial. As their caretakers, we have the sacred duty...

22:08

U.S. Dollar Has Declined To 1/1300 Ounce Of Gold Since 1971 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gold And The Dollar Devaluation?
1)   Voltaire said over 200 years ago, Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value zero.
2)   The value of the U.S. dollar has declined from about 1/40 of an ounce of gold to its current level of about 1/1300 ounce of gold since 1971.
3)   Because central bank and government policies perpetually increase debt and currency in circulation, the value of the dollar inevitably trends toward zero.
4)   The destination of the dollar is clear to near zero. But the journey is important. Will the path of dollar devaluation be slow and steady or a crash that hyperinflates the dollar currency?
5)   The U.S. dollar is the reserve currency in global trade, but its importance declines every year.
6)   Reserve currency status does not last forever.
 
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The value of the dollar as measured in gold since 1913:
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The value of the dollar has devalued against food, automobiles, and most other commodities and paper assets. Another example of devaluation comes from the tobacco index (a proxy for the cost of cigarettes) as calculated by the St. Louis Federal Reserve:
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The dollar is heading toward zero along with other unbacked debt based currencies. It may take several years or many decades. The specifics and timing of the journey are unclear.
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22:04

Medical authoritarian Dr. Richard Pan believes government of California controls all medical choices for parents and their children, including forced vaccination "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Medical authoritarian Dr. Richard Pan believes government of California controls all medical choices for parents and their children, including forced vaccination

Image: Medical authoritarian Dr. Richard Pan believes government of California controls all medical choices for parents and their children, including forced vaccination

(Natural News) Many politicians already play dirty pool when they reach high offices, but nothing good ever comes from accepting campaign funds from pharma companies, especially from evil vaccine manufacturers who want nothing more than every child in the country jacked up with mercury, aluminum and formaldehyde regularly.

The natural health movement in America has reached new heights, and more informed consumers are realizing that nothing good comes from repeatedly injecting babies with known neurotoxins, and thats why California Senator Dr. Richard Pan has been crowned with the villainous nickname The Mercury Joker. The Mercury Joker pocketed tens of thousands of dollars from Merck and then authored SB 277, the California law that all children must be force vaccinated with as many toxins as possible or be deprived of their Constitutional right to attend school.

Medical Extremist Dr. Pan obliterates medical choice in California and violates cherished AMA code of medical ethics

If youre a parent in California and you dont want Child Protective Services showing up at your door with cops with their guns drawn to escort your child to safety (somewhere they can be abused with forced medications), then you might want to give in to the Mercury Jokers demands (illegal ransom...

22:02

PAYPAL Spoof, be careful what you open and do not click on anything in this type email. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just received an email, from PAYPAL, but it,is not from PAYPAL!

Sent it to Paypal and they agree.

Always check the sender's email address for validity.

22:01

Looking for an Artistic Way to Show Size Comparison in Jewelry Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Karen Fisher. (United States) Im wondering what some have used in photos with their jewelry for a size comparison. Id like to use something other than a quarter, dime or ruler. All are well known & make sense but Im wondering if there is something that is a bit more photogenic while still being []

21:59

Earths future is worse than we thought 25th anniversary edition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, Union of Concerned Scientists, and the most well-known concerned scientist is a dog department comes this bluster of worse than we thought 25 years ago. Scientists update their warning to humanity on its 25th anniversary Scientists have long engaged the public and leaders on crucial matters of environmental

21:55

mkxminer is a New Assembler-optimized Lyra2rev2 Miner for AMD GPUs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is a new closed source miner for the Lyra2rev2 algorithm available for AMD GPUs that is supposed to bring up the performance for owners of AMD-based mining rigs to a similar level of performance currently available to Nvidia mining rigs. The new miner is called mkxminer and is compatible with the more recent AMD GPUs such as Radeon series 200 or newer, including support for the latest VEGA GPUs as well (no asm kernels yet). There are assembler optimized kernels available for some of the supported GPUs for the best performance and the results in terms of hashrate are indeed very good.

For more details check the official announcement thread of the mkxminer on Bitcointalk

21:49

Young Mother In California Threatened With Arrest At A Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Young Mother In California Threatened With Arrest At A Bus Stop For Not Vaccinating Her Children


Could you imagine being threatened by law enforcement authorities over vaccine records as you are waiting with your children for the school bus?  This is something that literally just happened to one young mother down in California.  One morning she walked her kids to the bus stop and she was approached by an official from the Claremont school district and a police officer.  In very intimidating fashion, they began questioning her about whether or not her children had been vaccinated.  When she refused to answer and started recording the interaction they walked away, but that wasnt the end of it.  Later she called the police department and explained what was going on, and she was told that she could be arrested for refusing to vaccinate her children.

You can see the video for yourself on Facebook right here.  It has already been watched more than 159,000 times, and we need to get this out to as many people as we possibly can.  The following is the description that Porsha Rasheed posted along with the video

Please watch this Video and share I am. I am being set up by the Claremont school district to be arrested and they are trying to force me to give my child immunization shots! I woke u...

21:48

Alliospiroside A from shallot has anticancer activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Plant Physiol Biochem. 2017 Jul ;116:167-173. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID: 28577504 Abstract Title:  Isolation and characterization of Cepa2, a natural alliospiroside A, from shallot (Allium cepa L. Aggregatum group) with anticancer activity. Abstract:  Exploration of new and promising anticancer compounds continues to be one of the main tasks of cancer research because of the drug resistance, high cytotoxicity and limitations of tumor selectivity. Natural products represent a better choice for cancer treatment in comparison with synthetic compounds because of their pharmacokinetic properties and lower side effects. In the current study, we isolated a steroidal saponin, named Cepa2, from the dry roots of shallot (Allium cepa L. Aggregatum group), and determined its structure by using two-dimensional nuclear manganic resonance (2D NMR). The (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR data revealed that the newly isolated Cepa2 compound is identical to alliospiroside A (C38H60O12) [(25S)-3-hydroxyspirost-5-en-1-yl-2-O-(6-deoxy--L-mannopyranosyl)--L-arabinopyranoside], whose anticancer activity remains elusive. Our in vitro examination of the cytotoxic activity of the identified Cepa2 against P3U1 myeloma cancer cell line showed its high efficiency as an anticancer with 91.13% reduction in P3U1 cell viability 12 h post-treatment. The reduction of cell viability was correlated with the increase in reactive oxygen species levels in Cepa2-treated P3U1 cells, as compared with untreated cells. Moreover, scanning electron microscope results demonstrated apoptosis of the Cepa2-treated P3U1 cells in a time course-dependent manner. The results of our study provide evidence for the anticancer properties of the natural Cepa2/alliospiroside A extracted from shallot plants, and a strong foundation for in-depth investigations to build theoretical bases for cell apoptosis and development of novel anticancer drugs.

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21:47

Something Very Big, Part III: Saudi Mass Arrests Sign of Impending Cabal Defeat? by David Wilcock "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


49 top Saudi officials were arrested and hundreds more have had their bank accounts seized, beginning on November 4th.

Once we understand that these individuals were coordinating ISIS, 9/11 and other false flag attacks for the Cabal, the significance of these arrests becomes quite awesome.

The above image is of some of these officials trying to sleep on tiny cots and single blankets under the bright lights of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia.

This is only one of dozens of explosive news stories all suggesting you guessed it Something Very Big is Coming, as we forecasted in Parts One and Two.

We have been granted the privilege of sharing new briefing details that are mission-critical and have not yet appeared anywhere else in quite this form.

This is going to be a shorter article than the previous rounds as there are many distractions occurring in the immediate term but this needs to get out.

UPDATED Same Night, Next Morning: Do not miss! Scroll to red subheadings near the end.

EVERYTHING IS COMING TO A HEAD

We have extensively documented evidence that the world is secretly run by a cultish, racist, genocidal and sexually perverted group we call the Cabal.

To read rest of article, please click Here.

21:47

SITS NEWS Roundup: Popular and Important Articles and Updates -- November 6th to November 13th 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Here are the popular and important articles and updates for the week of November 6th through the 13th. 


- Justin

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21:46

Ontario knew about mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows in 1990: report "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

grassy-narrows warning sign

A newly released report shows that the Ontario government knew of mercury contamination at the Dryden mill, upstream from Grassy Narrows, in 1990. (Jody Porter/CBC)

Grassy Narrows chief says community exploring all options ahead of meeting with province, Ottawa

CBC News, Nov 12, 2017

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

Theres a continued liability on the province, Grassy Narrows chief Simon Fobister said. They said its going to clear itself up, but they never informed us that theres still mercury in the soil and they were aware of it.

Well consider all our options right now, whether its political or legal....

21:43

CNBC - Oil could top $200 if Saudi-Iran war breaks out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oil could top $200 if Saudi-Iran war breaks out

  • The threat a Saudi-Iranian war is looking increasingly credible as tensions rise in the Middle East.
  • The impact on the global economy would be severe. Oil could rise to $200 per barrel.
  • The U.S. must drop the inflammatory rhetoric and calm tensions in the Middle East.
Steven Kopits, managing director, Princeton Energy Advisors

Published 3:34 PM ET Fri, 10 Nov 2017 Updated 5 Hours Ago
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/10/saudi-iran-war-would-create-domino-effect-of-global-disaster-commentary.html

Events appear to be spinning out of control in the Middle East, and the threat a Saudi-Iranian war is looking increasingly credible. Make no mistake, an out and out conflict between the two nations would be an unmitigated disaster for the region and the world.

Last week, Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a missile targeting a Saudi airport near Riyadh. The missile was intercepted, but a Saudi-led military coalition battling the Yemeni rebels called the attack a "blatant military aggression by the Iranian regime which may amount to an act of war." The Saudis reserved the "right to respond", according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

The major OPEC oil producers, all abutting the Persian Gulf, export almost 20 percent of the world's oil supply through the Strait of Hormuz, which connects the Persian Gulf to global markets. The strait, a mere 34 miles wide at its narrowest, sits pinched between Iran to the north and Oman to the south. Were a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran to erupt, this chokepoint could easily be closed.

Indeed, shipping could stop even before a single ship is damaged. If insurers perceive an imminent risk of attack on a tanker in the region, they would either suspend insurance or charge exorbitant rates for coverage. Under the circumstances, vessel owners could opt to wait out the hostilities rather than risk their tankers.

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21:42

Government On Verge Of Collapse To Reassure Nation By Debating Merits Of Gay Wedding Cakes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

gay wedding cake

Saying it was focused on solving the big issues facing the nation, the Government confirmed it would spend its final days discussing how to regulate cake sales at weddings.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that when it came to the important issues like energy security and housing affordability, legislating cakes at weddings was the important first step.

Of course, this issue extends well beyond just cakes and bakers to flowers and florists as well. And then theres the issue of birthday cakes versus wedding cakes. Its such a complex matter.

He said time was running out to make an impact. My Government may only be in existence for a few more weeks, so I want to be very sure that we table crucial legislation now. It would be quite a legacy.

21:41

Video: Alton Gas Blockade "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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by the Stimulator, Nov 9, 2017

To see video, see below

During the fall of 2016 Mikmaq opponents of the Alton Gas project, supported by non-Indigenous allies, set up a truckhouse along the banks of the Shubenacadie River near the Alton Gas brine dumping site. This year, they set up a Treaty Camp along the entrance to the Alton Gas work site, effective blocking the company from working on the project. This camp continues to this date, and needs on-going support and donations.


21:37

Happy Holidays California City Demands Church Stop Feeding the Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Happy Holidays California City Demands Church Stop Feeding the Homeless

November 11, 2017

Vic Bishop, Staff Writer
http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/11/11/happy-holidays-california-city-demands-church-stop-feeding-homeless/

Its tough to say when our societal values shifted so dramatically, but for some reason now, government at large has decided that charity for the homeless is a crime. In a society with such stunning abundance, efforts to feed the homeless are being met with legal challenges and even police action in America. This is a disturbing trend which has been gaining steam in recent years.

In the latest publicized event, authorities in California have demanded that the United Methodist Church in Malibu, CA stop its meager yet hope-giving program of offering hot meals to the citys homeless. The church has been giving away only 100 meals a week, on Wednesdays, since 2014, which is a relatively small humanitarian contribution in a wave of homelessness which has descended on the West Coast since the housing crisis of 2008 and now spurred on by the excesses of the regions tech industry.

Its a safe place, said Michah Johnson, who is homeless. And everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. Its home-cooked. And theres TLC involved.

 

The church is very helpful, he added. They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When youre homeless, its very easy to slip off and become jaded. [Source]

This is nothing new, as we have seen for the last few y...

21:33

Sunrise in the Alvord desert. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sunrise in the Alvord desert.
http://ift.tt/2hwUDv6

21:33

Game-Changing Study: Epigenetic Memories are Passed Down 14 Successive Generations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Waking TimesThe past of our ancestors lives on through us: Groundbreaking research illustrates how parental experience is not only epigenetically imprinted onto offspring, but onto an unprecedented number of future generations. Rather than occurring over the elongated time scale of millions of years, genetic change can transpire in real biological time through nanoparticles known as exosomes.
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21:32

77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead In Her AZ Home With Her Entire Family "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Breaking: 77th Holistic Doctor Shot Dead In Her AZ Home With Her Entire Family

Police are calling this a murder-suicide just hours after arriving on site of the incident. Another highly mysterious situation involving holistic doctors.

21:32

New Las Vegas Shooting Video Obtained by Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: New Las Vegas Shooting Video Obtained by Lawyer For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Footage captured by a private surveillance camera on the night of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history reveals several shocking details which authorities have failed to investigate. The bombshell footage was released on Fox Newss Tucker Carlson Tonight on Friday evening and is presumed to have been captured by a nearby businesss southward []

Source: New Las Vegas Shooting Video Obtained by Lawyer Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

21:30

Bitcoin Is The Unpredictable Alternative To The Central Banks John Rubino (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Is The Unpredictable Alternative To The Central Banks John Rubino Video Crush the Street We discuss Bitcoin, Gold and Silver with John Rubino, we look at the unique fundamentals of Precious Metals and the unique properties of...

The post Bitcoin Is The Unpredictable Alternative To The Central Banks John Rubino (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:30

How Art Has Framed Our Celebrity Worship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Pop) Icon: Britney (2010) by R. Luke DuBois (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky At the foot of the stairs leading down into the main gallery space of the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville hangs a kinetic digital portrait of pop star Britney Spears in an ornately gilded frame. The video sequence (Pop) Icon: Britney (2010) by R. Luke DuBois cycles through still captures from music videos throughout Spearss decades-long pop canon, isolating her face and aligning the digital fragments so that her eyes remain fixed throughout. As she gazes out at the viewer, all of her other features morph, capturing moments in a time-warp through the creative output of a meteoric and scandal-laden career.

The piece forms an ideal thesis statement for the expansive exhibition Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art, which explores the imagery of fantasy and celebrity culture reframed in the visual semiotics of religious iconography. Celebrities of all stripes have always enjoyed elevated status, visibility, and mass adoration to some extent or another, but as the culture ever trends toward the projection and worship of images, this status has become tantamount to pantheism.

21c Chief Curator and Museum Director Alice Gray Stites contemplates a portrait of Paris Hilton etched into the surface of a mirror, Paris Whitney Houston (2013) by Jacob Heustis, part of his Debutantes series.

This is a show that [21c co-founder and collector] Steve Wilson and I have bee...

21:28

Who Owns the U.S. Debt? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Who Owns the U.S. Debt?

Written by 
https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/economics/item/27352-who-owns-the-u-s-debt

Who Owns the U.S. Debt?

The government of the United States is drowning in debt and the waters keep rising.

As of the end of the governments fiscal year September 30, 2017 the federal government owes $20.2 trillion to its major creditors. Thats an increase of $671.5 billion over last fiscal years total.

According to data published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the general government the U.S. government spent $665.7 billion more than it collected in taxes in Fiscal Year 2017.

Pause for minute and imagine handling your personal finances with the same degree of recklessness as that repeated annually by the federal government, elected officials charged with stewardship over the economic welfare of the country.

Not only has the federal government run us into the red, the deepest red, but they owe this money to a multitude of nations that would appear reasonably to have no natural sense of simpatico with the United States.

Just who are our creditors?

Almost one-third of the debt is owed to foreign concerns. 

As reported by mygovcost.org:

China has resumed its position as the top foreign holder of U.S. government-issued debt, with directly accounting for 6.9% between institutions on the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

Beyond that, China likely has additional holdings that are currently being shown as being held in the international banking centers of Belgium and Ireland, which together account for 2.0% of the....

21:27

A compound from Allium hirtifolium could inhibit growth of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells through cell cycle arrest and apoptosis induction. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Sep ;93:117-129. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PMID: 28624423 Abstract Title:  2-Methylpyridine-1-ium-1-sulfonate from Allium hirtifolium: An anti-angiogenic compound which inhibits growth of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells through cell cycle arrest and apoptosis induction. Abstract:  Natural products have well been recognized as sources of drugs in cancer treatment. Some medicinal plants contain the constituents with potent anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer effects, which have offered great hopes of being used as drugs for treating various cancers. The present study aims at identifying the anti-angiogenic effects of 2-Methylpyridine-1-ium-1-sulfonate (MPS) isolated from the ethyl acetate extract (EA) of Persian shallot (Allium hirtifolium). In a concentration-dependent manner, the MPS was able to inhibit endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis in both in vivo and in vitro assays, and also significantly suppressed proliferation of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell lines. Additionally, treatment with MPS showed a significant reduction in the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion level and production/activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in the studied cells. The flow cytometry analysis indicated that MPS suppressed growth of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells at G0/G1 and S phases, respectively. Our results indicated that the induction of cell cycle arrest was correlated with the obvious changes in expression of p21, p27 and p53. According to the DNA fragmentation assay, MPS caused apoptosis in both cell lines, which confirms the results obtained with the growth assay. Moreover, the compound-mediated apoptosis accompanied with the increase in the Bax/Bcl-2 ratio and caspase-3 and -9 activities. Molecular docking results indicated that the MPS compound can surprisingly bind to VEGF and VEGF receptors and interacts with their critical amino acids. Finally, compounds with anticancer inhibitory activity (e.g. MPS) are abundant in nature and can be obtained from several sources. So, our data can be clinically developed for treating angiogenesis and cancer significantly.

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21:24

THIS IS HOW IT ENDS: Thousands Of Scientists Sign Warning To Humanity Letter Predicting An Imminent Apocalypse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

this-is-how-it-ends500x336The just issued warning from the science community in the article below may seem dire, but in fact, the warning falls far short of reality.  Issues like the ozone layer collapse are completely glossed over in this new warning which simply pushes the official lie that the ozone layer is recovering (which, again, is patently false). The worsening ozone

21:22

DHS Prepares Biological Attack Drill On Infrastructure In Oklahoma "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

bioterrorism

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to simulate biological attacks on critical infrastructure near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. The first round of drills will occur on January through February of next year, along with the second round in the summer.

For some time, we have been documenting the increased drills, the United States Government is actively preparing for or underway in a field training exercise. More recently, the Department of Defense just conducted a drill simulating a total grid collapse across the United States. Days ago, Wisconsin released plans on an upcoming drill to stimulate a grid collapse for mid-November. We find it strange the United States Government is drilling for apocalyptic scenarios, but provides very limited details to the American populace. Its not strange and well tell you why, if the public ever found out about the true nature of these drills it would lead to chaos. So frankly, most Americans will be left out of the dark of whats coming

The first drill starts in January and continues into February of next year at two buildings within the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School (Chilocco campus) in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma. The location is about 6-miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to release low-levels of inert chemicals and biological stimulant materials simulating a biological attack on critical infrastructure. S&T is studying the penetration capabilities of a biological stimulant against resident buildings.

DHSs strategical goal for the operation is to detect...

DHS Prepares Biological Attack Drill On Infrastructure In Oklahoma "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

bioterrorism

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to simulate biological attacks on critical infrastructure near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. The first round of drills will occur on January through February of next year, along with the second round in the summer.

For some time, we have been documenting the increased drills, the United States Government is actively preparing for or underway in a field training exercise. More recently, the Department of Defense just conducted a drill simulating a total grid collapse across the United States. Days ago, Wisconsin released plans on an upcoming drill to stimulate a grid collapse for mid-November. We find it strange the United States Government is drilling for apocalyptic scenarios, but provides very limited details to the American populace. Its not strange and well tell you why, if the public ever found out about the true nature of these drills it would lead to chaos. So frankly, most Americans will be left out of the dark of whats coming

The first drill starts in January and continues into February of next year at two buildings within the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School (Chilocco campus) in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma. The location is about 6-miles south of Arkansas City, Kansas. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) plans to release low-levels of inert chemicals and biological stimulant materials simulating a biological attack on critical infrastructure. S&T is studying the penetration capabilities of a biological stimulant against resident buildings.

DHSs strategical goal for the operation is to detect and recover from biological attacks and inform and support biodefense planning, response, and restoration, particularly in consequence/risk assessment modeling of...

21:22

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Market Capitalisation Briefly Exceeds That of Ether (ETH) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The market capitalisation of Bitcoins August 2017 hard fork, Bitcoin Cash, briefly exceeded that of the native cryptocurrency on the Ethereum blockchain, Ether, in the early hours of Sunday morning. The Bitcoin offshoots price surged to an all-time high of $2,577 at around 1:49am. It has since settled back into third position at a total market cap of $23.35 billion or $1389.62 which is still more than double the currencys previous all-time high. It sits behind Ether at $30.22 billion and the original Bitcoin chain at $106.62 billion.

The most likely cause of such an extreme upswing was the calling off of another planned hard fork to the original chain. The Segwit2x proposal aimed to increase the size of the blocks that make up the blockchain from 1MB to 2MB. This would allow more data in each block and thus more transactions could take place more quickly. It was the result of a compromise between groups of developers who had long fought over how to best scale the network. However, the nature of the agreement that took place in New York in Summer was controversial for many and a highly divisive issue.

The Segwit2x fork was due to take place later this month on block number 481,824. However, it was announced last Wednesday that no attempt to fork the network would take place for now. The reason cited was lack of support.

Following the news, a brief surge in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) occurred, taking it to new highs of $7,879. This quickly reversed and the price crashed to a monthly low of $5,507. Interestingly, whilst many altcoins gained from the selloff, Bitcoin Cash favoured particularly well. This prompted more selling. This time it was the alts and additional money flooded into Bitcoin Cash. A large portion of this volume was in South Korean won. However, the majority was exchanged for BTC.

Trevi Digital Assets Fund manager Jacob Eliosoff told Forbes that he felt it understandable that the proponents of Segwit2x have turned to Bitcoin Cash. For him, theyve:

nowhere to turn but BCH. Its not surprising that SegWit2xs loss has been Bitcoin Cashs gain.

Ethereum founder and general god-father, Vitalik Buterin, quickly congratulated some of the largest names on the big block side of the scaling debate. He Tweeted.....

21:21

Sixth woman claims former President George H.W. Bush groped her while taking a photo when she was just 16 in 2003 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sixth woman claims former President George H.W. Bush groped her while taking a photo when she was just 16 in 2003

  • Roslyn Corrigan met the former president, then 79, during a November 2003 event in Texas where he was meeting CIA employees including her father
  • Corrigan, who was 16, claims when she stood next to him for a photo he 'dropped his hands' from her waist to her buttocks and 'gave it a nice ripe squeeze'
  • She said she feels emboldened to come forward in wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood execs
  • Bush spokesman said he 'again apologizes to anyone he may have offended'

Published: 14:58 GMT, 13 November 2017 | Updated: 17:13 GMT, 13 November 2017
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5077701/Woman-claims-president-George-H-W-Bush-groped-2003.html

A sixth woman is claiming she was groped by President George H. W. Bush when she was 16 years old in 2003. 

Roslyn Corrigan alleges that Bush, then 79 years old, groped her buttocks during a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency,TIME reported. 

The woman was attending an event with her father who had gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet the former president. 

She alleges that the incident happened while she was standing next to Bush while taking a photograph with her mother, Sari Young. 

'As soon as the picture was being snapped on the one-two-three he dropped his hands from my waist down to my buttocks and gave it a nice, ripe squeeze, which would account for the fact that in the photograph my mouth is hanging wide open,' Corrigan said. 'I was like, 'Oh my goodness, what just happened?'

'My initial action was absolute horror. I was really, really confused.

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21:16

Alert: Mainstream Media Now Promoting Gun Confiscation Orders As Solution To Mass Shootings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Alert: Mainstream Media Now Promoting Gun Confiscation Orders As Solution To Mass Shootings

Alex Thomas
November 11th, 2017
http://www.shtfplan.com/conspiracy-fact-and-theory/alert-mainstream-media-now-promoting-gun-confiscation-orders-as-solution-to-mass-shootings_11112017

In what many saw coming a mile away in the aftermath of both the Las Vegas Massacre and the Texas Church mass shooting, liberals in the government, with the help of their mainstream media allies, are now pushing what amounts to plans for gun confiscation, outside of normal law, for Americans across the country.

The new push for gun control from the left comes courtesy of ABC News which recently published a piece promoting the use of an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) that many believe is nothing more than a thinly veiled confiscation plan that would allow a judge to issue an ex parte order for the direct confiscation of an American citizens firearms.

Unbelievably, the order can actually be issued without the firearm owner even being present, which would in turn end with police at the citizens door demanding he hand over his weapons or face violence from the state.

ABCs Andy Fies, on the other hand, apparently wants Americans to see the orders differently, painting a more friendly picture of the ERPOs while quoting two different left-wing gun control groups as seemingly unbiased experts on gun violence.

As of now, only Washington, California, Connecticut and most recently Oregon have ERPO laws (while Indiana and Texas have modified risk warrant statutes). Over the past year, however, spurred by a string of mass shootings beginning with the Pulse Nightclub attack that killed 49 in June 2016, legislatures in 19 states and Washington, D.C., have taken up 32 separate ERPO bills for consideration, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control.

Everytowns deputy legal director, William Rosen, told ABC News that list will grow. We expect to see at least as much interest in 2018, he said.

There is a growing consensus, added Lauren Alfred of the gun violence prevention group Sandy Hook Promise, that this is the first step we should be taking when we are talking about people who are at risk of hurting themselves or othe...

21:16

Michigan vaccine regulations Court decides on religious exemptions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

On 7 November 2017, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals mostly upheld a Federal Districts Court decision (pdf) to grant a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Michigan vaccine regulations that require parents seeking an exemption from school immunization requirements have an interview with health department personnel first. The decision reinforced the strong support our courts have

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Benjamin Fulford -- November 13th 2017: Khazarian mob takedown: Hundreds of Saudi arrests followed by hundreds of U.S. arrests "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) In honor of Ben's wishes to withhold posting the full update here is a portion of his report.

This post will be updated after approximately 3 days since its initial release; usually on Thursday.


Related David Wilcock Update: Something Very Big, Part III: Saudi Mass Arrests Sign of Impending Cabal Defeat?

Added links below. 
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Source - Benjamin Fulford

The great purge of Khazarian mobsters continues as hundreds of arrests of Saudi princes, generals, and politicians is now being followed up with the 842 sealed indictments against senior Khazarian gangsters in the U.S., confirmed by Pentagon, CIA, and other sources.
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How to Choose Joy when Suffering is so Damn Easy. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So how do we break free? How do we get out of the sinkhole that we call suffering? How do we get our head out of our light-and-oneness-is-all-there-is filled asses?

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The Elegant Minimalism of Soviet-Era Swimming Pools "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Maria Svarbovas Swimming Pool series (courtesy @mariasvarbova for NHP Publishing)

In her new photobook, Swimming Pool, Slovak photographer Maria Svarbova introduces herself in the first few lines: I was born in 1988, only one year before the Velvet Revolution ended communism in Czechoslovakia. I didnt experience the regime firsthand, but its visual remnants have always surrounded me. She goes on to say that she often equates the communist era with fond childhood memories and a general nostalgia, both of which come through in her striking photographs of Slovak swimming pools.

Cover of Swimming Pool (courtesy @mariasvarbova for NHP Publishing)

Svarbovas Swimming Pool series began in 2014, when she came across an abandoned pool in her hometown of Zlat Moravce one oddly filled with water and decided to shoot a series of portraits there. But she found that the architecture of the space was much too interesting to serve as a mere backdrop. From there, she trekked across the country, renting out swimming pools and doing carefully choreographed morning photo-shoots of models complementing the architecture of each space.

Swimming Pool comprises photographs from 10 of these pools, starting with Zlat Moravce,...

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Christopher Hitchens Dismisses the Cult of Ayn Rand: Theres No Need to Have Essays Advocating Selfishness Among Human Beings; It Requires No Reinforcement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Charges of hypocrisy, contradiction, flip-flopping, etc. in politics are so much mud thrown at the castle walls. Unless the peasants gather in large enough numbers to storm the palace and depose their lords, their righteousness avails them nothing. What does it matter to the current party in power, for examplewho wears the national flag like a cape and has decided the civil religion and its Evangelical variety are one in the samethat its most-admired role model and (alleged) fixer is a corrupt Russian autocrat who murders journalists (or a Confederate general who led the armies of a treasonous slave state)?

So it is, on and on, with the political class.

Take Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006. During these years, he was widely hailed as a major power behind the throne, no matter the policies of those who occupied it. He was obliged to report, Christopher Hitchens wrote in Vanity Fair in 2000, to Congress only twice a year, at formal occasions where he is received with the deference that was once accorded the Emperor of Japan. I well remember the dowdy frisson accompanying those appearances in the 90s, the Bill Clinton bubble years. Hitchens only slightly exaggerates. But somehow, Greenspan retained this guru-like aura despite the fact that his position violated his sincerely-held beliefs as a member, he himself told Hitchens, of Ayn Rands inner circle




As Hitchens notes in the grainy video clip above, a state Federal Reserve Bank is not part of the Libertarian program, though Mr. Greenspan seems a bit iffy about this self-evident proposition. In addition to championing atheism and abortion rights, Rand, Greenspans intellectual guru, defined the rigid ideological disdain for government meddling in markets and social spending of any kind. Yet she ended her days on the government dime. But there are...

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Voting For Your Rights, By Ron Owen. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thoughts For The Week.

On election day 25th November 2017, either the 600,000 licenced shooters of Queensland will work together, to put Labor, LNP and Greens at the bottom of the voting ticket and pro firearm ownership candidates at the top, and giving the forces against us the biggest electoral defeat since Barrie Unsworth (NSW) in March 1988, or we will be further tyrannised for another 25 years. We have been waiting for this golden opportunity for a quarter of a century. If we cannot do it this time we do not deserve another chance.
Get Political for Two Weeks and Make a Difference to Our Future.

Never have the forces of evil been in such disarray. Never has it been so open and shut, we either work to put the minor pro shooting parties and independents in a coalition to improve our plight, or follow your family voting pattern, (vote LNP or Labor or Green) then hand your guns in, or go live in New Zealand. You are either with us, or against us.

Now, is the Time.
Now is the Time to get political, even if you have to miss out on a few shooting events.
Firstly, and most importantly contact candidates and check their credentials. Ask them to convince you that they will persistently work to achieve

A. The end of long arm registration,

...

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What happens During & After Trauma& the Healing Questions we need to Ask. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our fear is often that showing a wound this metaphorically bloody will make us unlovable, abandoned, or shunned. This often plays out as a tragic, self-fulfilling prophecy. Because when we dont

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Bearded Mermen Pose for a Dudeoir Calendar to Raise Money for a Good Cause "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Merb'ys Mermen Calendar Newfoundland Beard and Moustache Club

The idea for the 2018 Merbys calendar came from NL Beard & Moustache Clubs founder, Hasan Hai, who was inspired by a merman themed photoshoot his friend sent him on Facebook. He decided to post an open call to the universe on social media, searching for bearded men who would be up for being photographed wearing nothing but a merman tail. Despite the strange request, Hai received around 80 responses from willing models. In case you were wondering, the name Merbys comes from the combining mermaid and by (which is Newfoundland slang forboy).

The range of sparkly mertails not only challenged gender stereotypes, but also the models themselves. As Hai explains, Moving around in a fishtail is not as easy as you would think. There was a lot of hopping going on in between poses.

You can pre-order the Merb'ys calendar now from the NL Beard and Moustache Club website.

Bearded men from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada pose for a merman-themed dudeoir calendar.

Merb'ys Mermen Calendar Newfoundland Beard and Moustache Club...

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Scientists Shocked As Fisheries Collapse On West Coast: Its The Worst Weve Seen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

pacific-cod

Photo Credit: Alaska Outdoors Supersite

The Gulf of Alaska cod populations appears to have taken a nose-dive. Scientists are shocked at the collapse and starving fish, making this  the worst theyve ever seen.

They [Alaskan cod] get weak and die or get eaten by something else, said NOAAs Steve Barbeaux. The 2017 trawl net survey found the lowest numbers of cod on record forcing scientists to try to unravel what happened. A lot of the cod hatched in 2012 appeared to survive, but by 2017, those fish were largely gone for the surveys, which also found scant evidence of fish born in subsequent years. Many of the cod that have come on board trawlers are long skinny fish according to Brent Paine, executive director of United Catcher Boats.

This is a big deal, Paine said. We just dont see these (cod) year classes disappear from one year to the next. The decline is expected to substantially reduce the gulf cod harvests that in recent years have been worth before processing more than $50 million to Northwest and Alaska fishermen who catch them with nets, pot traps, and baited hooks set along the sea bottom.

Barbeaux says the warm water, which has spread to depths of more than 1,000 feet, hit the cod like a kind of a double-whammy. Higher temperatures sped up the rate at which young cod burned calories while reducing the food available for the cod to consume. And many are blaming climate change for the effects on the fish, although scientists arent directly correlating the two events. They get weak and die or get eaten by something else, said Barbeaux, w...

Scientists Shocked As Fisheries Collapse On West Coast: Its The Worst Weve Seen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

pacific-cod

Photo Credit: Alaska Outdoors Supersite

The Gulf of Alaska cod populations appears to have taken a nose-dive. Scientists are shocked at the collapse and starving fish, making this  the worst theyve ever seen.

They [Alaskan cod] get weak and die or get eaten by something else, said NOAAs Steve Barbeaux. The 2017 trawl net survey found the lowest numbers of cod on record forcing scientists to try to unravel what happened. A lot of the cod hatched in 2012 appeared to survive, but by 2017, those fish were largely gone for the surveys, which also found scant evidence of fish born in subsequent years. Many of the cod that have come on board trawlers are long skinny fish according to Brent Paine, executive director of United Catcher Boats.

This is a big deal, Paine said. We just dont see these