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Saturday, 18 August


Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Costa Rica "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Costa Rica at 23:22 UTC (17:22 local time) on August 17, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.9 km (9.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 44 km (27.3 miles). This earthquake can...... Read more

The Watchers News Brief: August 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Post-Tropical Cyclone "Ernesto" threatens Ireland and UK with strong winds and heavy rain Subtropical Depression "Ernesto" formed over the Central Atlantic Ocean on August 15 and strengthened into a tropical storm by 21:00 UTC on August 16....... Read more


free resume templates for students with no work experience "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

free resume templates for students with no work experience


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New Study Into Hogwarts House-Sorting Practices Reveals Stark Racial Bias "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SCOTLAND A new study into the decision-making involved in sorting Hogwarts students into housing, which is done by a committee of one sentient hat, revealed severe racial biases over the last one thousand years have played a significant role in the process.

Deputy Headmistress Minerva McGonagall responded to the studys findings in a press conference this morning.

We are deeply sorry for any missteps we may have taken in our house-sorting ceremony here at Hogwarts and we did not fully realize the mistakes we had made by letting one hat decide everybodys place in our school, McGonagall said to reporters. It turns out the Sorting Hat felt that 98% of Gryffindor should be white and were not sure how we missed that.

The Sorting Hat, however,  has defended its decisions, saying that Ravenclaw is the house for dedicated and academic-minded students. Former students Cho Chang and Anthony Goldstein now say their cultural background played a role in their selection.

Its hard enough for wizards and witches of color to get jobs in the wizarding world, which, of course, is constricted almost entirely to the United Kingdom, Chang explained on her Facebook page. But everyone knows that Gryffindor and Slytherin alumni have the most connections after they graduate. I was lucky enough to be in Ravenclaw, but my friends in Hufflepuff have useless degrees. If you ever hear someone complaining that Hufflepuff students are dumb or lazy, it is 100% racism.

When reached for comment, the Sorting Hat sent the following response via email.

Do you know how hard it is to single-handedly sort thousands of students every single year based on appearance alone?! No one shows me a resume or a gradebook for these kids. I dont conduct interviews. I try to make it seem like Im reading their mind or whatever, but for fucks sake, Im a talking hat, not a god! Im just covering my non-existent ass! I try to speed things up as much as I can so we can all move on with our lives after that excruciatingly long ceremony, but when it comes down to it, Im looking at children and Im making a quick 3-second decision that will determine the rest of their lives. Its HARD. I am NOT a racist!

At press time, the Sorting Hat resigned from its position as the sole house sorter of Hogwarts and was replaced by a quirky 700-year-old ghost who lives in a painting.

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Mercury-Free Dentists Pioneers and Catalysts for 21st Century Health Care "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

We finish up this, our eighth, Mercury-Free Dentistry Week, with a documentary by Elizabeth Hong and Daniel Montoya. "Mercury Undercover" exposes the very real dangers of mercury toxicity, and its connection to amalgam fillings.

Amalgam, also called "silver fillings," is in fact a massive consumer fraud. By referring to the color of the compound rather than its content, consumers everywhere have been tricked into placing a known neurotoxin in their mouths.

Think about it: If your dentist said, "OK, I'm going to put a large mercury filling into this molar," you'd probably sit up and say, "Hey doc, maybe we should talk about this!"

Most people are aware that mercury is hazardous to health, but if they don't know that amalgam contains mercury, then they cannot object to it in the first place. And that's exactly how the dental industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) want it.

Most Americans Are Deceived by Inaccurate Term

In a report titled, "Measurably Misleading"1 Consumers for Dental Choice, led by Charlie Brown, former attorney general of West Virginia, reveals how the FDA and the dental industry have deceived you about amalgam.

A Zogby poll, commissioned by Consumers for Dental Choice, reveals that Americans are indeed fooled by the terms "silver fillings" and "amalgam."

Fifty-seven percent of Americans are unaware that amalgam is a mercury filling, and 23 percent believe amalgam is made of silver. Also, a mere 11 percent of people say their dentist ever told them that amalgam contains mercury.

The FDA is responsible for addressing consumer fraud that occurs in medicine and health. But when it comes to mercury fillings, the agency has refused to take corrective action. Not only that, it actually condones, not condemns, the marketing of amalgam as "silver fillings." Hence, the deception continues.

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Chaga Tea: Benefits of This Unusual but Health-Boosting Beverage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are you tired of drinking the same old tea over and over? Chaga mushroom tea may be a good option for you. Chaga tea has been used in Russia and other Baltic countries for hundreds of years to boost immunity and improve overall health.1 It is now gaining popularity in Western countries, as numerous studies are touting the nutritional components of chaga mushrooms. Continue reading this article to learn more about the impressive health benefits of chaga tea and how you can include it in your daily routine.

What Is Chaga Tea?

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a parasitic fungus commonly found in cold climates, typically in Siberia, Alaska and Northern Canada.2 It is usually attached to birch trees, with the infection eventually killing the tree and the mushroom dying soon after.3

Trees infected with it develop a black growth on their bark reminiscent of charcoal, with a brown interior.4 Chaga mushrooms come irregularly shaped and cracked with a distinct cork-like texture. They typically grow within arms reach, making them easily accessible for harvest. However, in some instances the mushrooms may grow at heights of 10 to 30 feet.5

While chaga may look like something you wouldnt want anywhere near you or your beloved trees, it is actually popular for its wide array of health benefits. Its high concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients paved the way for chaga to be lauded as a superfood.6

After numerous studies showed the benefits of chaga consumption, chaga product availability in the market increased. These products range from raw chaga mushroom chunks to chaga tea, skin cream, lip balm and joint rubs. However, brewing chaga tea may be the easiest way for you to benefit from this mushroom.

The Health Benefits of Chaga Tea

Before it became widely popular, chaga tea was already being widely utilized in Russia, Poland and other Baltic countries. It is valued for its antioxidant, antimicrobial and tumor-preventive properties.7....

Dairy Debate: Should Nondairy Beverages Be Labeled as Milk? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

The recall of more than 145,000 containers of almond milk suspected to be tainted with dairy milk has again stirred the debate about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines milk. The FDA and American dairy industry contend beverages sourced from plant materials such as almonds and coconuts do not meet the criteria necessary to be labeled as milk.

FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has gone on record saying, Almonds dont lactate, citing federal regulations suggesting liquids sourced from lactating cows be the only beverages permitted to be referred to as milk.1 Given Gottliebs comment (and penchant for the obvious), you may enjoy the featured video, which takes a satirical look at almond milking.

While the recalled containers of vanilla Almond Breeze are important news given the potential danger posed to anyone with a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, the bigger concern for American consumers relates to food labeling.

Is it really necessary to differentiate dairy milk from alternative milk-like beverages originating from almonds and other plant foods? After years of passively allowing nondairy beverages to be labeled as milk, why is the FDA finally acting to uphold its antiquated labeling rules?

Dairy-Tainted Almond Milk Recalled, Stirs Debate About Alternative Milk Beverages

In early August 2018, HP Hood LLC voluntarily recalled more than 145,254 half-gallon refrigerated cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze due to the possibility the product may contain cows milk, a known food allergen not listed on the label.

The affected containers feature a use-by date of September 2, and were shipped to retailers and wholesalers in 28 U.S. states.2,3

While the beverage is safe for anyone who can tolerate regular dairy products, the contaminated beverages pose a risk to consumers who have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance. At least one allergic reaction has been reported to date.4 According to Time, the recall stirs the debate about the labeling of alternative milk beverages:5

The dairy debacle comes in the midst of a debate over whet...


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Grape seed extract represents an intervention that may minimize potential increases in the risk of cardiovascular events during exercise in prehypertensives. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2018 May ;21(5):445-453. Epub 2018 Apr 23. PMID: 29683391 Abstract Title:  Grape Seed Extract Supplementation Attenuates the Blood Pressure Response to Exercise in Prehypertensive Men. Abstract:  We tested the hypothesis that exaggerated pressor responses observed in prehypertensive males (N=9) during dynamic exercise are attenuated following acute dietary supplementation with grape seed extract (GSE) (i.e., a single dose). Effects of placebo and GSE (300mg) on systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure (MAP), cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV), total vascular conductance (TVC), and ratepressure product (RPP) in response to two submaximal cycling workloads (40% and 60% VO) were compared 2h after ingestion of GSE or placebo on different days, 1 week apart. Endothelial function was also evaluated using flow-mediated dilation (FMD). Placebo treatment had no effect on any of the variables. GSE supplementation attenuated MAP at both workloads (40% VO: 1151 vs. 1122mmHg; 60% VO: 1262 vs. 1232mmHg) and RPP at the lower workload. Conversely, SV, CO, and TVC were augmented during both workloads. FMD was augmented by GSE (18.92.0 vs. 12.4%2.0%). These findings indicate that in exercising prehypertensive males, a single dose of GSE reduces blood pressure, peripheral vasoconstriction, and work of the heart and enhances Odelivery; effects that may be due, in part, to endothelium-dependent vasodilation. We propose that acute GSE treatment represents an intervention that may minimize potential increases in the risk of cardiovascular events during dynamic exercise in prehypertensives.

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Survivalist ; better off alone? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im pretty sure I have no idea where u guys stand being on a social network here, but I can say a little my perspective. Im 36 and hate people. Not literally, but I hate being scared and nothing does that for me more than needing to retreat from either my solo camp and/or house where the blinds drawn 24/7. Ya, already declared disabled for having severe social skills, and depression, manic bipolar, insomnia. Ya its true, but funny thing is, everything goes away out at camp. Besides insomnia,...

Survivalist ; better off alone?


Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract supplementation affects exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Food Nutr Res. 2018 ;62. Epub 2018 Jun 6. PMID: 29904333 Abstract Title:  Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract supplementation affects exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue in mice. Abstract:  Background: Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) has been extensively reported to possess a wide range of beneficial properties in multiple tissue damage. Previous studies have shown that exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue associates with oxidative stress injury, inflammatory response, and mitochondrial dysfunction.Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the anti-fatigue effects of GSPE in mice and explore its possible underlying mechanism.Design: The mouse model of exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue was established by using the forced swimming test, and GSPE was orally treated for successive 28 days at 0, 1, 50 and 100 mg/kg/day of body weight, designated the control, GSPE-L, GSPE-M and GSPE-H groups, respectively.Results: The presented results showed that treatment of GSPE at a dose of 50 and 100 mg/kg/day of body weight significantly relieved exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue, indicated by increasing the forced swimming time. In addition, treatment of GSPE significantly improved the creatine phosphokinase and lactic dehydrogenase, as well as lactic acid level in exhaustive swimming. For underlying mechanisms, treatment of GSPE had anti-fatigue effects by promoting antioxidant ability and resisting oxidative effect, as represented by increased total antioxidative capability levels, enhanced superoxide dismutase and catalase activities, and ameliorated malondialdehyde levels. Furthermore, treatment of GSPE significantly inhibited the activity of tumor necrosis factor- and interleukin-1, which suggested that its protective effects on exhaustive exercise-induced fatigue may be attributed to inhibition of inflammatory response. Last but not the least, treatment of GSPE significantly improved succinate dehydrogenase and Na+-K+-ATPase levels to enhance mitochondrial function during exhaustive swimming-induced fatigue.Conclusions: These results proved that treatment of GSPE possessed the beneficial properties of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and mitochondrial protection to improve exhaustive exercise, which suggested that GSPE could be used as an effective functional food to delay fatigue.

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Ascending Into Your Higher Self "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Odette S.P. Loney, Guest writer, You wake up one day and you feel you are totally outside your body. You feel tired, you experience intense headaches that have no explanation. Your entire psyche seems to be floating around in the ambient, something is moving around inside your head, opening and closing parts of []

The post Ascending Into Your Higher Self appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

0.00010 BTC = 0.66 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00015 BTC



Monsanto is receiving considerable global backlash after the agrochemical and seed giant was found guilty of malice and of covering the fact that their flagship product can cause cancer.

At issue is glyphosate, the active chemical ingredient in Monsantos Roundup and Ranger herbicides. For years, evidence has been mounting that glyphosate is carcinogenic, which is quite alarming considering that it is the most widely used (and overused) agricultural chemical ever.

Americans have applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide, 9.4 million tons of the chemical have been sprayed onto fields. For comparison, thats equivalent to the weight of water in more than 2,300 Olympic-size swimming pools. Its also enough to spray nearly half a pound of Roundup on every cultivated acre of land in the world. ~Newsweek

Glyphosate is so prevalent in our environment that trace amounts of it is now found in a wide variety of consumer products, including foods and personal hygiene products, in the human body, and in water supplies.

To some scientists and related officials, none of these products individually contain high enough levels of glyphosate to pose a health risk, however, others argue that consuming trace amounts leads to dangerous accumulations within the body, as it is known to bio-accumulate in major organs and bones.

The, EPAs high-end estimate of infant exposure to glyphosate exceeds the level the Agency considered safe for them in 1983. [...


Can you freeze milk and / or loaves of bread? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

@oldman11's "Crazy Freezer Idea" thread caused me to start thinking of things I should possibly try to freeze for a bit longer storage.

I came from a large family. In our home, my parents had a full sized refrigerator / freezer. In our "freezer" room, which was outside and attached to our two-car carport, my parents also had two chest freezers and another upright refrigerator /...

Can you freeze milk and / or loaves of bread?


Grape seed extract and resveratrol have protective abilities against the vascular toxicity of bisphenol A. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Phytother Res. 2018 Aug 16. Epub 2018 Aug 16. PMID: 30113097 Abstract Title:  Bisphenol A vascular toxicity: Protective effect of Vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract and resveratrol. Abstract:  The underlying mechanism of Bisphenol A (BPA)-induced vascular toxicity and the protective role of grape seed extract (GSE) and resveratrol were investigated in vitro and in vivo. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were exposed to different concentrations of GSE and resveratrol. Then, BPA was added to the cells and cell viability and effects on the protein level of cell adhesion molecules were measured through MTT and western blotting. Animals were randomly divided into control, GSE (3 and 12 mgkgdayip), resveratrol (100 mgkgdayip), BPA (35 mgkgday, gavage), BPA plus GSE (3, 6, and 12 mgkgdayip), BPA plus resveratrol (25, 50, and 100 mgkgdayip), and BPA plus vitamin E (200 IU/kg per every other day ip). After 2 months, contractile and relaxant responses were evaluated on the isolated aorta. BPA increased the level of aorta malondialdehyde (p 

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Why Wine is an Important Part of my Spirituality. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wine has always had a particular way of representing a celebration and of bringing people togethereven more so than any other naturally-made food or beverage. Walk into a room of friends with empty wine bottles and full glasses on the table, and you'll notice that wine can lift the spirit of a room into happiness, giddiness, and laughter. Wine is for dinner parties, and game nights, and galas, and outdoor barbecues.


Furry Shoplifter Caught On Camera Stealing From Supermarket "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This brazen supermarket shoplifter appeared out of nowhere and disappeared just as fast.

But he wasn't your average thief.

Credit: Unio Supermercado

Last week, employees at the Unio Supermercado in Brazil were shocked when, out of the corner of their eyes, they spotted a sneaky dog slipping out the front entrance carrying a loaf of stolen bread in his mouth. Before they could act, the pup had made his getaway.

Wait, did that really just happen?

A review of the store's security camera confirmed that in fact it had.

Shoplifting isn't unheard of at the store, of course, but never before had a theft brought such delight.

"Everyone's reaction was that of surprise," a Unio Supermercado spokesperson told The Dodo. "Out of nowhere a pup shows up carrying a loaf of bread in his mouth, and leaves so happy! It was great fun."

Another camera even captured the dog before the theft "premeditating the crime," as the caption below indicates.

Credit: Unio Supermercado

No one knows for certain where the dog came from, but his brazen robbery has certainly earned him plenty of attention online, where footage of the "crime" has been viewed nearly 100,000 times. It may only be a matter of time before his identity is revealed.

Interestingly, employees at the store already go out of their way to care for dogs in the area by leaving bowls of food and water out back. But evidently that just wasn't good enough for this...


Possible anxiolytic effect of two extracts of Passiflora quadrangularis L. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Phytother Res. 2007 May ;21(5):481-4. PMID: 17295387 Abstract Title:  Possible anxiolytic effect of two extracts of Passiflora quadrangularis L. in experimental models. Abstract:  Several species of the genus Passiflora, known in Brazil as 'maracuj', have widespread use in folk medicine as sedatives and anxiolytics. The anxiolytic activities of aqueous and hydroalcohol extracts of Passiflora quadrangularis leaves were evaluated using the elevated plus-maze, open field and holeboard tests. The hydroalcohol extract presented results suggestive of anxiolytic activity in dosages around 100, 250 and 500 mg/kg, as expressed by elevation of the time spent on the open arms in the plus-maze; a decrease of freezing and an increase of deambulation and rearing in the open field test. The hydroalcohol extract showed results similar to diazepam onthe holeboard. No positive results were found for the aqueous extract.

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Mindful Parenting: the Gift of No. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its undeniable: saying no is hard. Yet parents ask their kids to say no to a lot of thingsdrugs, alcohol, sex, unhealthy friendships, and all the various adolescent temptations. If you want your child to be comfortable showing up with resolution in these moments, youve got to model no at home.


Top 10 Transgender "Gods" in World Religions... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You may or may not have wondered, as you can hardly have not noticed the worlds media promoting and normalising all things transgender, that famous people, organisations and governments are too jumping on the bandwagon in order to show the world how open minded and accepting they are with this major-shift in attitude.  That was once was clearly defined what the difference was between a man and woman. 

The Freemasons have recently announced they are welcoming pre or post-op Transgender's into the order, despite never permitting women to do so before and why they have always had their own domains like that of the Eastern Star.  Governments and local authorities are spending huge amounts of money refurbishing women toilets and changing the signs that shows it's for both women and transgenderised persons - either pre or post-op. 

There is no certainty to such rumours that Michelle Obama was a transgender, but thats what comedian Joan Rivers joked about that (S)he was, and therefore there are those who believe the worlds first, First Lady has already been accepted within the worlds political arenas.  

The #PlettPutMeHere campaign was started by transgender woman Brae Carnes (above photo) after the Canadian Senate passed an amendment to a transgender rights bill that would exclude transgender people from using restrooms of their choice.

In response, Carnes, from Victoria in British Columbia, posted pictures of herself in men's restrooms online in an attempt to show legislators "how completely ridiculous it is". 

This can be t.......


Reducing the cost of living "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Another form of self sufficiency.
If you ever want to retire, get ahead, not work your self to death you are going to have to reduce your cost of living well below that of the general population or develope income streams that don't require you show up to work everyday.
You can't always bet on being able to just make more money. That's relying on someone else to provide the money you need for everything (the text book definition of not being self sufficient).

To reduce cost of living...

Reducing the cost of living


Pasipay could be useful for treatment absence seizure . "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Aug 8 ;7:26. Epub 2007 Aug 8. PMID: 17686156 Abstract Title:  Anticonvulsant effects of aerial parts of Passiflora incarnata extract in mice: involvement of benzodiazepine and opioid receptors. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is used in traditional medicine of Europe and South America to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizure. Recently, it has shown antianxiety and sedative effects in human.METHODS: In this study, anticonvulsant effects of hydro- alcoholic extract of Passiflora, Pasipay, were examined by using pentylentetrazole model (PTZ) on mice. Pasipay, diazepam, and normal saline were injected intraperitoneally at the doses 0.4-0.05 mg/kg, 0.5-1 mg/kg and 10 ml/kg respectively 30 minutes before PTZ (90 mg/kg, i.p). The time taken before the onset of clonic convulsions, the duration of colonic convulsions, and the percentage of seizure and mortality protection were recorded. For investigating the mechanism of Pasipay, flumazenil (2 mg/kg, i.p) and naloxone (5 mg/kg, i.p) were also injected 5 minutes before Pasipay.RESULTS: An ED50 value of Pasipay in the PTZ model was 0.23 mg/kg (%95 CL: 0.156, 0.342). Pasipay at the dose of 0.4 mg/kg prolonged the onset time of seizure and decreased the duration of seizures compared to saline group (p

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GaiaPortal 8-17-18 Primaries of foundations come to the fore "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Interesting wording appears in this one. The word preceived I would at first presume to be perceived, but I know some of the messages are likely to have words that may have meanings beyond the presumed mis-spellings. Preceived = preliminary received'? Well, we shall see.

See what resonates with you!

Primaries of foundations come to the fore

Primaries of foundations come to the fore.

Elements of Jupiter handiwork are preceived [perceived?] and applauded.

Energetic fountains move to the Hue-manity skies.

Fresh awareness is attained.


Water heater configuration for SHTF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whats Junes topic? Water of course so here is a little about using the water in your water heater for drinking.
Lets say you cant put up rain barrels or store a lot water for some reason, or maybe you just want every available drop of water to be drinkable.
To weather short term water service disruptions with out major water storage you likely have a water heater right?
Then chances are it holds at least 40 to 50 gallons doesn't it?
Now you are thinking, water service gets disrupted you will...

Water heater configuration for SHTF


Cobra Update 8-15-18 Key to Freedom Meditation Report "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Quite an illuminating update from Cobra. He references two GaiaPortals which reflect the process of the meditation. It appears we are getting there.

As always, follow Higher Inner Discernment when reading this.

With our meditation we have reached about 70% of the critical mass. Although all goals of the meditation have not been achieved, our accomplishments have been substantial. The process of our meditation was reflected in [two] Gaia Portal messages

With our meditation, one aspect of the deadlock that holds Earth in quarantine status has been resolved. This has triggered a cascade of clearing sequences that will last for about a month As a result of our meditation, most anomalous plasma and plasma toplet bombs in the Near Earth orbit have been cleared.

A few more layers of toplet bombs will be removed in the coming month.

When Mjolnir has touched the surface of the planet on March 8th, the Pleiadian feet has begun with surface clearing operations [which] have proven to be far more difficult than expected because the surface population is not following their spiritual guidance because they have been programmed with selfishness Archon mind program.

Since March, the Light Forces have developed much more efficient s...


The Mistrust Of Mainstream Media Reaches Its Breaking Point "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


  • The Facts:Recent polls suggest that now a significant majority of people believe that traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading.
  • Reflect On:What must be going on in the minds of many who work in mainstream media, if they have come to realize that their careers are really supporting a propaganda machine?

Ah, its a good time to be working in alternative media at least that part of alternative media whose sole and unabashed goal is to reveal the truth behind the veil of deception. Mainstream media is rapidly losing the trust of its general audience, partly spurred on by Donald Trumps frontal attack on mainstream Fake News sources, but also inevitably due to our general awakening to the fact that presenting news can easily be spun towards a particular narrative, and that the rich and powerful people who own mainstream media use it to promote a particular agenda, both in what and how they choose to present and, sometimes more importantly, what they choose to ignore.

Severe Polling Numbers

At the risk of putting too much weight on statistics generated by established national polling agencies, who sometimes themselves have been accused of slanting their studies in a particular direction, lets see what several of the recent polls conducted on public trust in national media outlets tell us:

Axios (2018)

70%: Traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading.

65%: Fake news is usually reported because people have an agenda.

Gallup (2017)

66%: Most news media do not do a good job of separating fact from opinion.

50%+: Cannot name an objective news source.

 Pew Research (2017)

22.5%: Information from National News Organizations is trustworthy (Average of Dem 34%, Rep 11%).

Certainly these numbers suggest that...


The aqueous extracts of Passiflora alata and Passiflora edulis reduce anxiety-related behaviors without affecting memory process in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2008 Jun ;11(2):282-8. PMID: 18598170 Abstract Title:  The aqueous extracts of Passiflora alata and Passiflora edulis reduce anxiety-related behaviors without affecting memory process in rats. Abstract:  Several species of Passiflora have been employed widely as a folk medicine because of sedative and tranquillizer activities. In this study, we evaluate the effects on anxiety and memory process of two popularly used Passiflora species. To this aim, male Wistar rats (weighing 250-300 g) were intraperitoneally injected with the aqueous extract of Passiflora alata or Passiflora edulis (25, 50, 100, or 150 mg/kg; single injection) 30 minutes prior to the elevated plus-maze test, inhibitory avoidance test, or habituation to an open-field apparatus. The effects of both species of Passiflora were compared with that of diazepam (1 mg/kg), a standard anxiolytic drug. Our findings revealed that, similar to diazepam, the treatment with P. alata (100 and 150 mg/kg) and P. edulis (50, 100, and 150 mg/kg) induced anxiolytic-like effects in rats. Memory was not affected by the treatment with any dose of P. alata or P. edulis, but diazepam disrupted memory process in rats. Phytochemical analysis showed that the content of flavonoids of the aqueous extract of P. edulis is almost twice that of P. alata. These differences in contents of flavonoids could explain the lower active doses of the aqueous extract of P. edulis in inducing anxiolytic-like effects compared to P. alata. In conclusion, our findings suggest that, distinct from diazepam, the aqueous extract of both species of Passiflora induced anxiolytic-like effects in rats without disrupting memory process.

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Asbestos restoration plan goes into effect Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lebal Drocer stocks rose 40% Friday morning after the companys eccentric executive Raleigh T. Sakers announced that he would return to the asbestos industry. This comes just two months after an explosive re-conceptualization of the Environmental Protection Agency, which now offers a framework for allowing new asbestos products back into US markets.

Back to School: Asbestos ceiling and floor tiles are being reintroduced to the Roanoke County Public School system in Virginia.Back to School: Just in time for the Fall semester, Asbestos ceiling and floor tiles are being reintroduced to the Roanoke County Public School system in Virginia.

It was high time the EPA recognized asbestos has a place not only on the periodic table of elements its all natural but in US building markets as well, Sakers said.

Asbestos is a clean, efficient product designed to keep you warm during the winter, and flame retardant for when you fall asleep with a burning cigarette or doobie.

Qualifying Americans are automatically enrolled in the upcoming asbestos replenishment plan. The top one percent are exempt from the asbestos replacement tax penalty, as well as anyone wealthy enough to prove they should not be exposed to the mineral. There is a tax waiver being offered to those who agree to a one-month free trial of Amazon Prime. Cancel any time.

For more information about Asbestos and its advantages, read here. Overlook any health warnings you may see, as the site has become outdated, and they do not take into consideration our new & improved EPA testing standards.


Anxiolytic activity of a phytochemically characterized Passiflora incarnata extract is mediated via the GABAergic system. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Planta Med. 2008 Dec ;74(15):1769-73. Epub 2008 Nov 12. PMID: 19006051 Abstract Title:  Anxiolytic activity of a phytochemically characterized Passiflora incarnata extract is mediated via the GABAergic system. Abstract:  The purpose of this research was to assess the anxiolytic properties of a phytochemically characterized commercial extract from Passiflora incarnata (PI; Passifloraceae) in the elevated plus maze test in mice. Using an HPLC method, the flavonoids homoorientin, orientin, vitexin, and isovitexin were identified as major compounds. Following oral administration, the extract exerted an anxiolytic effect that was comparable to diazepam (1.5 mg/kg) at a dose of 375 mg/kg and exhibited a U-shaped dose-response curve. In addition, antagonism studies using the GABA (A)/benzodiazepine receptor antagonist flumazenil and the 5-HT (1A)-receptor antagonist WAY-100 635 were conducted. The active dose was effectively antagonized by flumazenil, but not by WAY-100 635. This study is the first demonstration of the IN VIVO, GABA-mediated anxiolytic activity of an HPLC- characterized extract of Passiflora incarnata.

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Sonic boom, very bright fireball reported over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A very bright fireball, at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon, streaked across the night sky over the U.S. Southeast at 05:19 UTC (12:19 CDT) on August 17, 2018. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society...... Read more

Hurricane "Lane" rapidly strengthening, expected to pass south of Hawaii next week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hurricane "Lane," the 12th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season is rapidly strengthening and this phase is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. Lane is expected to become a major hurricane today and pass south of Hawaii on August 21/22. ...... Read more

Fake logging permits undermine Amazonian conservation, say experts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Falsified numbers are contributing to widespread forest degradation from illegal logging and the over-exploitation of Amazonian timber species, according to experts. In a study published in Science Advances, researchers in Brazil say they found a strong overestimation bias of high-value timber species volumes in logging permits. The falsified timber industry data is used for legal cover to transport, market and sell illegally harvested timber. Essentially, fake permits are making it possible for illegally-logged high-value timber species to pass through the cracks undetected, as though they were legally harvested. The so-called surplus of licensed timber is then used to legalize the timber that was illegally harvested. The government recently reported they had reached its 2020 emission targets early. Brazil has also had an overall decline in its deforestation rates, but researchers say that high-value timber species like ip (Handroanthus spp.) could be in danger of overexploitation. Though overall deforestation rates in Brazil have been on the decline, an area about the size of California  18 percent of the Brazilian Amazon has already been lost in the last forty years. Research scientists from Oregon State University and in Brazil note in their report that the fake timber data could represent a possibly widespread threat to the Brazilian Amazon. According to study co-author Mark Schulze, a faculty member with Oregon State Universitys College of Forestry and director of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, the system is well-developed. Schulze was joined by co-author Pedro Brancalion of the University of Sao Paulo in the

Latam Eco Review: Hunger for wildlife, mercury rising, and a black jaguar sighting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The most popular stories from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay-Latam, in the last week investigated how human hunger is driving hunting in Venezuela (and danger for zoo animals, pictured above), how gold miners are contaminating Bolivias rivers with mercury, and news of Ecuadors first wildlife corridor. Economic crisis in Venezuela: Hungry citizens hunt wildlife and zoo animals Wildlife in Venezuela, one of 17 countries with 70 percent of the worlds biodiversity, are facing a new challenge on top of deforestation, toxic oil spills and illegal trafficking: human hunger. Citizens struck by a crippling economic crisis are looking for food anywhere they can, and that includes hunting wildlife such as the Guiana dolphin (Sotalia guianensis), the American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), various endangered sea turtle species, and wild donkeys in the valley of Maracaibo Lake, once a center of the countrys petroleum production. The countrys zoos are also suffering from scarce essential resources, and some workers have reported the theft of animals for food. Dead flamingos in Peonas Lake. Image by Alexis Quintanillo/Foto Nubardo Coy. Bolivias Amazon rivers polluted with mercury from gold mining Gold fever is killing Bolivias northern rivers and harming indigenous populations who consume contaminated fish downstream. From 2005 to 2016, mercury imports into Bolivia grew 646 percent, according to the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade. Gold prospecting uses 100 tons of mercury each year, with 55 percent going into rivers and soil, and 45 percent emitted into the air. Gold dredges have proliferated on the Kak River. Image by

Gold mining suspected as cause of Cambodian mass poisonings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A spate of mass toxic poisonings in the Cambodian provinces of Kratie and Mondulkiri have hospitalized hundreds and killed at least 16 people since May. Although the causes of the three events are as yet unproven, some suspect it may be due to cyanide from gold mining as high levels of the compound have been found in rivers used by affected communities. Despite growing public alarm and unanswered questions, the Cambodian government has issued a license for yet another international mining company to operate in the area, as part of a policy to rapidly expand industry presence in the Southeast Asian country. Problems began in early May when a mass poisoning in Chetr Borei district in the Cambodian province of Kratie killed at least 13 people and caused acute levels of sickness for up to 300 more. A cemetery in Chomlong village, Chetr Borei district. Photo courtesy of Mother Nature Cambodia An announcement from Minister of Industry and Handicraft Cham Prasidh that cyanide had been detected at high levels in rivers known to be water sources for affected communities sparked a rare display of public disagreement in the ruling regime, with Prime Minister Hun Sen stepping in to slap down Prasidh and dismissing his statements. Cyanide is increasingly widely used in the largely unregulated Cambodian gold mining industry. After the poisoning, Prasidh said he and his team investigated mining sites and conducted water analysis. As for the Te River, when we started analyzing the water along the river in Mondulkiri


Most common cause of house fires that you can't put out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

And we likely all do it.
I would also extend this to something you probably shouldn't do before going to sleep.

A leading cause of house fires is people leaving their clothes dryers running when they are not home and the damn thing catches on fire while you are away.
And you can't put it out of you're not home.
This kind of falls in line with the personal shtf stuff I'm always talking about.

I have some experience with this. Right before my last trip to Afghanistan in 2016 I dragged the...

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A Pagan Christ: Reflections on the Real Christmas Story "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Strictly speaking, a pagan Christ is a contradiction in terms. The very concept of paganism was constructed by Christians who wanted to distinguish their faith from the old religion of Greece and Rome, which by the end of classical antiquity was observed only by peasants in remote rural areas the pagani, or country people, or to use words that are similar in tone rustics, rubes, hayseeds. 

So there can be no pagan Christ. Paganism is all that Christianity is not.

Once we go past this elementary point, however, we see that the situation is not so simple. The resemblance between Christianity and its rivals could never be entirely overlooked.

The Church Father Augustine (354430) wrote:

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Majority of millennial women reject feminism - poll "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Feminist website Refinery29 got more than it bargained for when it teamed up with CBS to poll 842 women ages 18-35 about - among other things - feminism. When asked, "Do you consider yourself to be a feminist, or not?" over half (54 percent) of respondents said, "No." Not only that, only 19 percent of respondents identified as Republican. In fact, the largest group of women polled (34 percent) identified as Democrat, with 27 percent identifying Independent, and 20 percent unsure of their political party. "These are surprising results," writes Refinery29's Ashley Alese Edwards. "Feminism seems to be more en vogue than ever," she insists, "even men call themselves feminists now." And what about "the Women's March, the 'resistance' (which is largely women-led) and #MeToo," Edwards laments. How could you not be feminist?! To her credit, Edwards actually interviewed some of these strange non-feminist creatures, presumably to find out what on earth was wrong with them. Leah, a 22-year old independent, told Edwards, "I feel like the movement has been largely taken over by far-left wing activists that make it nearly impossible for me to identify with." She also called feminists "disingenuous" for denying "any negative emotional backlash or health risks for women having an abortion." She continued, "Although not all women suffer emotionally or physically after an abortion, many do, and their stories are ignored by mainstream feminism because it doesn't fit the narrative of abortion being a good thing for women."


The data show that the Passiflora extract has not only sedative but also antiradical activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Sep-Oct;65(5):577-83. PMID: 19051605 Abstract Title:  Antiradical activities of the extract of Passiflora incarnata. Abstract:  The objective of this work was to investigate the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of passionflower and the influence of the flavonoids they contain on the antiradical activity by DPPH* and ABTS* + methods. The data show that the Passiflora extract has not only sedative but also antiradical activity. The ethanol extract catches free radicals more effectively than the water extract. The strongest antiradical effect among the investigated flavonoids (chlorogenic acid, hyperosid, isovitexin, caffeic acid, quercetin, luteolin, orentin, rutin, scutelarein, vicenin and vitexin) was predetermined by vicenin, isovitexin and orentin. The antiradical activity increases with the increase of the concentration of the mentioned materials.

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Why Is Dancing So Stupid? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I have to dance in a few short weeks. I think its really stupid and Im not alone. I think this is something that should just go away. What do you say?



Anxiolytic effects of a passion flower extract in the elevated plus maze in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Pharmazie. 2009 Jan ;64(1):63-4. PMID: 19216234 Abstract Title:  Anxiolytic effects of a passion flower (Passiflora incarnata L.) extract in the elevated plus maze in mice. Abstract:  The purpose of this study was to characterize the putative anxiolytic-like activity of an ethanolic extract prepared from passion flower (PF) (Passiflora incarnata L.) using the elevated plus maze (EPM) in mice. The mice were either treated orally with three different concentrations of the PF extract or the positive control diazepam. The number of entries in the open arms was significantly increased after administration of diazepam compared to the control. PF extract showed a significant increase in number of open arm entries at a concentration of 375 mg/kg, whereas no activity was observed in 150 and 600 mg/kg, respectively, indicating an U-shaped dose response curve. In conclusion, using the EPM we were able to detect putative anxiolytic effects of a Passiflora incarnata extract in mice.

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US Judge Orders Alleged Hacker to Pay Bail in Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

US Judge Orders Alleged Hacker to Pay Bail in Cryptocurrency

A US federal judge has ordered an alleged hacker to pay the equivalent of $750,000 in cryptocurrency for bail. The man was charged with hacking video game company Electronic Arts (EA), obtaining in-game currency used to buy and sell in-game items, and selling access to online games though black-market websites.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Judge Orders Bail Payment in Crypto

US Judge Orders Alleged Hacker to Pay Bail in CryptocurrencyFederal Judge Jacqueline Corley has ordered a hacker charged with illegally accessing computer network of [a] Bay Area company to pay bail in cryptocurrency, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week.

Martin Marsich, a 25-year-old Serbian and Italia...


Insides of a lock... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just for fun the inside of a Flintlock circa 1830-1840 ....Its a Brander & Potts Lock , made in England it is from one of my Trade Rifles...
And the inside of a Percussion Lock circa 1850-1860...the lock is unmarked as to a is from a English Trade Pistol of mine.

Percussion lock


People Find Saddest Little Animal Dumped With His Tank In Parking Lot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From far away, the tank just looked like a discarded box.

Until someone got closer, and realized it was actually a little animals home.

Credit: RSPCA

Last week, in St Albans, England, a Good Samaritan driving through a parking lot noticed a glass tank sitting on a patch of grass near the exit. The tank was so filthy and a live bearded dragon was still inside.

The RSPCA responded right away to help the reptile, who had been abandoned with no food or water. It wasnt clear how long he had been there, but luckily he was still healthy.

Nicola White, an exotics officer with the RSPCA, said that abandonments like this one happen all the time especially to reptiles.

Credit: RSPCA

The number of calls the RSPCA received about reptiles rose 20 percent over the past five years and sadly we are regularly being called to collect reptiles, like this poor bearded dragon, that have been abandoned, or neglected, presumably because owners no longer want them or cannot care for them properly, White said in a statement.

Despite commonly being labeled as a starter pet, bearded dragons require an expertise and commitment to take care of. They can live 12 years or more, and often grow larger than 20 inches long as adults.

In addition to particular temperature and humidity requirements, a bearded dragon also needs a wide array of live insects, fruits and vegetables on a daily basis to stay healthy.

Credit: RSPCA

They are commonly found for sale in pet shops and...


Woman Never Let Anyone Go Past Her Living Room This Was Why "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Every time visitors came into the home of Janet Oxlade, they were never allowed to go past the living room. Whether people were there just for a visit or to purchase a puppy from Oxlade, who was a breeder, they were confined to the living room and never invited to see the rest of the home. The living room was kept in fantastic condition, but people started to wonder why Oxlade seemed so afraid to let anyone see the rest of her house. 

Wed had a number of complaints over recent years about this address but never had enough evidence to act on, Carroll Lamport, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release. In 2017, local inspectors dealt with a handful of calls and attended the property, but Ms. Oxlade wouldnt let us in.

Credit: RSPCA

After a string of people called the RSPCA around Christmas to complain about Oxlade and the sick puppies she had sold them, the RSPCAs Special Operations Unit and the local police finally had enough evidence to get a warrant and raid the property and what they found when they were able to venture beyond the living room was absolutely shocking. 

Credit: RSPCA

In total, there were 38 dogs and 18 cats living at the home, and all of them were being kept in horrific conditions. Cats were stuffed into rabbit cages, while dogs were kept in tiny pens and crates. Every single animal in the home was filthy and suffering, and many had extensive medical issues on top of that. 

Theres filth and mud everywhere and the dogs couldnt get out of the dirt at all, Cliff Harrison, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release. Its absolutely disgusting. Its utterly disgraceful to keep animals in these conditions.



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Circus Forces Rhino To Carry Performers Around On His Back "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

People around the world are fighting to save rhinos from extinction but in Russia, this one is being forced to perform in a circus.

A recent video, shot at the Russian State Circus, shows a performer with a whip commanding a rhino named Mafa to sit and lie down. Music plays as the man jumps onto Mafas back to ride him around the ring.

The man kneels, digging the heel of his boot into the animals back. Mafas face and legs are covered with white ornamental paint.

Since The Independent recently shared the footage online, thousands of animal advocates have spoken out against the act. Chris Draper, head of animal welfare and captivity for Born Free Foundation, says theres a good reason why.

If you take the very resource-intensive, time-consuming lengths people are going to to keep wild rhinos safe, and then contrast it to this ridiculous abuse of an animal of the same species Its utterly baffling, he told The Dodo. This activity simply should not happen.

Credit: Youtube

Footage from 2015 shows more glimpses into Mafas life, such as the small pen he lives in while hes not performing, and his displays of nervousness in the ring.

One clip shows Mafa quickly backing away and trying to run from a trainer in the ring who is wielding a whip.

The handler uses a whip in the ring, which Im sure they claim doesnt hurt the animal, Draper said. But if not, why use it? If you have something that is potentially adverse touching the animal, youre relying on that negative reaction in order to be in control.

While its known that Mafa came from South Africa, its unclear whether he was born at a game farm or captured from the wild. Regardles...


XRP Technical Analysis: XRP Spearheads Recovery, Adds 10% "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Like most coins, Ripple and XRP are bullish. Not only are we seeing important partnerships that steels XRP and xRapid,  XRP prices are also on a recovery path adding a massive 13 percent in the last day helping propel prices from 25 cents supports. Technically, this recovery might continue though XRP is within a bear trend as the weekly chart shows.

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Standard Chartered, UBS and more than 50 global banks are some of the main players making use of RTXP and several of Ripples products as xCurrent and xRapid. There are several demonstrations that have shown that using xRapid and XRP for example significantly helps slash cost of transaction.

While its perfect for supporters, users-financial institutions can either make use of xCurrenta solution that doesnt incorporate XRP or xRapid, a gross time settlement solution that make use of XRP. If more business make use of the latter then XRP acting as an on demand liquidity tool will definitely gain traction inching higher from current lows.

That is perhaps the reason why the company is trying hard to build an ecosystem around XRP and xRapid. Recently, Ripple said they have partnered with US cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex, Mexicos Bitso and Philippines with exchanges facilitating exchange from XRP to fiat and vice versa.

Since transactions are on-chain there is guarantee of speed, safety and above all savings especially for individuals working in the diaspora wishing to send funds to their families in the US, Mexico and Philippines.

In other news, Kuwait Finance House (KFH) did carry out their first XRP transaction via xRapid. The firm is one of the biggest largest in Kuwait with a staggering market cap of $8.2 billion and trading in the countrys stock exchange.

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DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 439 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 439 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Howdy! Where did the week go?! Oh I remember now. I started a zillion things that didnt make it to completion, so it looks like I did nothing. But hey, I even got out the ol saw! You can check []

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Four Favorites... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So four favorite knives of mine....
Some old...the one in the fringed and quill worked scabbard ...and the one with the antler handle...
"Old" as in 1890's or so...well the knives , not the scabbards.
Some "new"....
They all get used today as hunting , camping and kitchen knives.
All I hope you enjoy...:D



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Taylor Creek Fire/Evacuation and Our Personal SHTF Experience "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is a recap of our recent experience during the wildfires currently burning in Southern Oregon. There's much involved and I want to give an honest and accurate recounting of events, so this will probably wander a bit.

The fires actually started on July 15th due to lightning strikes and things progressed from there.

The fire we were threatened by was the Taylor Creek Fire and it's still burning, although it's being managed at this point. There were so many fires that it was included in...

Taylor Creek Fire/Evacuation and Our Personal SHTF Experience


Anxiolytic and sedative activities of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Mar 2 ;128(1):148-53. Epub 2010 Jan 4. PMID: 20051259 Abstract Title:  Anxiolytic and sedative activities of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa. Abstract:  AIM OF THE STUDY: Many plants in the genus Passiflora have long been used in traditional folk medicines as a remedy for many neurogenic diseases in many countries. A number of species of the genus was studied about their neuropharmacological activities, but the results were inconsistent. No literature reported neuropharmacological studies on Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa as yet. The present study was aimed at evaluating the anxiolytic and sedative activities of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Swiss albino mice were used as experimental animals in elevated plus-maze (EPM) test and spontaneous activity (SA) test to assay the behavioral effects of ethanolic extract (EE) of the aerial part of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa and its fractions, viz. petrol ether extract (PEE), ethyl acetate extract (EAE), n-BuOH extract (BE) and aqueous extract (AE), together with subfractions of BE, viz. BEF-I, BEF-II, BEF-III, BEF-IV and isoorientin, a flavonoid component isolated from BEF-III.RESULTS: In the EPM test, single-dose oral administration of EE (300 mg/kg and 400mg/kg), BE (125 mg/kg and 200mg/kg), AE (200mg/kg and 300 mg/kg), BEF-I (200mg/kg), BEF-II (200mg/kg), BEF-III (100mg/kg), or isoorientin (20mg/kg) resulted in anxiolytic-like effects, but a sedative-like activity was produced at higher doses, such as 300 mg/kg of BE, 200mg/kg of BEF-III, or 40 mg/kg and 80 mg/kg of isoorientin. The results of the SA test manifested that treatment with 400mg/kg of EE, 300 mg/kg of BE, or 40 mg/kg and 80 mg/kg of isoorientin compromised motor activity in mice, which are in line with the results of the EPM test.CONCLUSIONS: The aerial part of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa was anxiolytic at low dose but sedative at high dose. Flavonoids are important active constituents. Since AE contained little flavonoids, it was conjectured that there were other components responsible for the anxiolytic effect of Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa besides flavonoids.

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Two axes and a club.... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sounds like the beginning of a joke :
Two axes and a club walk into a bar....:D
My HBC camp axe...axe head circa 1920's...the handle is new...
A Pipe Tomahawk...Pipe head circa 1850's-1870's...the handle is a reconstruction...
Replica War Club...brass tacks and wool ...Maple body ( Stained with nitric acid to give it color )..
All are still used either as a camping tool or for my display.


Man Kidnaps Sea Turtle Straight From Ocean And Onlookers Do Nothing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One moment, the mother turtle was swimming around in her ocean home. The next, she was being stolen.

She was nearly ready to lay her nest on the beach, but then a poacher plucked her straight from the water, carrying her across the beach over his shoulder.

She squirmed and flapped her flippers in distress as onlookers videotaped the scene but they did nothing to help her.

This was the last time anyone saw this olive ridley sea turtle, a protected species often poached from the wild for their eggs. La Flor Beach Natural Reserve in Nicaragua is a hotspot for nesting females like this one and despite it being a protected area, incidents like this are quite common there.

Countless sea turtle eggs are stolen from Nicaraguan beaches each year to be sold as food; in this case, the mother turtle may have been stolen in hopes that she would lay her eggs in captivity, or to be killed for meat.

Credit: Shutterstock

Lexie Beach, communications coordinator for Sea Turtle Conservancy, says sea turtle poaching has become an endemic problem in coastal towns across this particular region.

Unfortunately it is not uncommon, especially in places like Central and Latin America, Beach told The Dodo earlier this year. They are usually sold to bars or restaurants and eaten raw, or the raw egg is actually put into a beer. In some countries, sea turtle eggs are prized as an aphrodisiac.

Credit: Policia Federal de Mexico

After the video went viral on social media, four people were identified and arrested for the heist, according to local media reports. Its not clear whether this turtle, or three others who were caught on camera being stolen, have been located or rescued.



Antioxidant activity of Passiflora edulis sims leaves. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Indian J Pharm Sci. 2009 May ;71(3):310-1. PMID: 20490300 Abstract Title:  Antioxidant Activity of Passiflora edulis Sims Leaves. Abstract:  Ethanol extract of Passiflora edulis Sims was analyzed for its antioxidant (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl radical reducing power methods) and phytochemical analysis. The extract was found effective against the antioxidant test models exhibiting an IC(50) value of 875+/-87.83 mug/ml and showed strong potential antioxidant activity in both assays.

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Capital One Wants to Authenticate Users on a Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Blockchain adoption continues to rise in the banking sector, with the news that Capital One has applied for a patent to potentially develop a blockchain system that authenticates new users in a secure manner. Capital One is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards and bank loans, making security a primary concern. According to

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Saturday Morning Hangover One Of Those Ones Coming From Behind The Eyeball "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local womans hangover seems to be concentrating a lot of its pain to right behind the left eyeball, it has been confirmed. Without seeing a medical professional about this issue, Kelly Matherson (Dental hygienist, Betoota Heights) has diagnosed herself with one of those kinda hangovers. While last nights prosecco still sits flat []

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Chubby Shelter Cat Loves To Stand Like A Person To Beg For Treats "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bruno arrived at Wright-Way Rescue in Illinois in April, surrendered because he wasnt meshing very well with the kids in his family. Staffers at the shelter think it had more to do with Brunos weight. At 25 pounds, it would be hard for him to run away from kids whenever he needed his space. Bruno is a very large, goofy cat who just wants a little love and attention and who absolutely adores showing off for the people he loves. 

Credit: Wright-Way Rescue

The quirkiest thing about Bruno is that he loves standing on his hind legs. He does it whenever he wants food, and with the way he poses and the adorable faces he makes while hes standing on his hind legs, its not hard to figure out how this cat got a little chubby. 

Credit: Wright-Way Rescue

At 25-plus pounds, he really needs to lose at least 10 pounds if he is going to live to be an old man, Erin Thomas, a staffer at Wright-Way Rescue, told The Dodo. We are currently taking it one pound at a time. I believe his weight is a result of being overloved.

Credit: Wright-Way Rescue

Besides posing on his hind legs, Bruno also has a few other strange habits and quirks. His favorite time to be pet is when hes eating. Hell sit and stare at you, and meow until you start petting him. He can still eat without being pet, but for some reason, he prefers the company. He also loves drinking water but refuses to drink out of water bowls in the kitchen. Instead, he requires multiple water bowls placed throughout the house. ...


These data highlight the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca in the treatment of mental health disorders, such as depression. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2018 Aug 13. Epub 2018 Aug 13. PMID: 30105399 Abstract Title:  Sub-acute and long-term effects of ayahuasca on affect and cognitive thinking style and their association with ego dissolution. Abstract:  RATIONALE: Ayahuasca is a psychotropic plant tea from South America used for religious purposes by indigenous people of the Amazon. Increasing evidence indicates that ayahuasca may have therapeutic potential in the treatment of mental health disorders and can enhance mindfulness-related capacities. Most research so far has focused on acute and sub-acute effects of ayahuasca on mental health-related parameters and less on long-term effects.OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to assess sub-acute and long-term effects of ayahuasca on well-being and cognitive thinking style. The second objective was to assess whether sub-acute and long-term effects of ayahuasca depend on the degree of ego dissolution that was experienced after consumption of ayahuasca.RESULTS: Ayahuasca ceremony attendants (N=57) in the Netherlands and Colombia were assessed before, the day after, and 4 weeks following the ritual. Relative to baseline, ratings of depression and stress significantly decreased after the ayahuasca ceremony and these changes persisted for 4 weeks. Likewise, convergent thinking improved post-ayahuasca ceremony up until the 4 weeks follow-up. Satisfaction with life and several aspects of mindfulness increased the day after the ceremony, but these changes failed to reach significance 4 weeks after. Changes in affect, satisfaction with life, and mindfulness were significantly correlated to the level of ego dissolution experienced during the ayahuasca ceremony and were unrelated to previous experience with ayahuasca.CONCLUSION: It is concluded that ayahuasca produces sub-acute and long-term improvements in affect and cognitive thinking style in non-pathological users. These data highlight the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca in the treatment of mental health disorders, such as depression.

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Duck Has Cutest Reaction When Her Mom Comes Home From Work Each Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chantel Grant and her husband have always had a ton of wild ducks living in their neighborhood in Minnesota. If they left their back door open, the ducks would just wander into the house to say hello, and the couple grew very fond of their unique neighbors. Whenever Grant noticed a duckling stuck somewhere, like in a neighbors pool, she would immediately rescue them and then drive around the neighborhood until she was able to reunite them with their family. 

She became the unofficial duck rescuer of her neighborhood, but she never planned on becoming a duck mom until she met Petunia.

Credit: Chantel Grant

When a mother duck laid her eggs in some bushes next to Grants house, she was so excited to eventually watch them hatch and see all the little ducklings running around. When she came home from work one day, she found that the ducklings had already hatched and the whole family was gone except for one little egg that had been left behind. 

As the egg began to hatch, Grant frantically drove around the neighborhood searching for the ducklings family. Unfortunately, something must have spooked them, as they were nowhere to be found. 

I called some local wildlife care centers, and asked if they were able to rehab her, Grant told The Dodo. They said that because shes an invasive species, they would have to euthanize her. So thats how we ended up with a duck! I would never let anything like that happen to her. 

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Grant decided right then and there to make the duckling a part of her family, and named her Petunia.

From the very beginning, Petunia fit right in with her new rescue family. She has her very own bedroom with a Beware of Guard Duck sign on the door, and she loves running around the house chasing after the members of her family. She has two macaw siblings who hate each other but love her. She loves...


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IBM Applies for Blockchain Patent to Ensure Transaction Compliance via Nodes Data "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IBM acquires a blockchain patent to detect money laundering transactions and other violations based on nodes identifying data


Flaxseed oil alleviates chronic high fat diet induced insulin resistance. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Agric Food Chem. 2017 Nov 8 ;65(44):9635-9646. Epub 2017 Oct 25. PMID: 28988484 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed Oil Alleviates Chronic HFD-Induced Insulin Resistance through Remodeling Lipid Homeostasis in Obese Adipose Tissue. Abstract:  Emerging evidence suggests that higher circulating long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFA) levels were intimately associated with lower prevalence of obesity and insulin resistance. However, the understanding of bioactivity and potential mechanism of-linolenic acid-rich flaxseed oil (ALA-FO) against insulin resistance was still limited. This study evaluated the effect of FO on high-fat diet (HFD)-induced insulin resistance in C57BL/6J mice focused on adipose tissue lipolysis. Mice after HFD feeding for 16 weeks (60% fat-derived calories) exhibited systemic insulin resistance, which was greatly attenuated by medium dose of FO (M-FO), paralleling with differential accumulation of ALA and its n-3 derivatives across serum lipid fractions. Moreover, M-FO was sufficient to effectively block the metabolic activation of adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs), thereby improving adipose tissue insulin signaling. Importantly, suppression of hypoxia-inducible factors HIF-1 and HIF-2 were involved in FO-mediated modulation of adipose tissue lipolysis, accompanied by specific reconstitution of n-3PUFA within adipose tissue lipid fractions.

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Robert De Niro Caught in International Prostitution Ring -- Some Girls As Young As 15 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Robert De Niro was a client of an international prostitution ring that hired underage children and specialized in providing prostitutes to wealthy, high-profile clients.

According to court records from 1998, Independent journalist John Lichfield discovered that the prostitution agency routinely ensnared girls as young as 15, forcing them to have sex with Hollywoods rich and powerful elite.

The French Vice Squad traced 89 young women who said they had been tricked or sometimes physically constrained by the agency into working for them. The girls were sometimes sold on like cattle to other call-girl agencies.

While it is not clear whether or not De Niro was supplied with underage girls, his involvement in the ring received little to no media coverage.

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SIX Group Executive Questions Launch of Crypto Trading, Expresses ICO Optimism Instead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CEO of securities at SIX Group Thomas Zeeb reveals the company is unlikely to launch crypto trading, but will focus on regulated ICO trading for institutional investors


Divers Try To Pin Down Wild Whale Shark For A Selfie "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The shark desperately tried to swim away but a group of divers had him surrounded.

One person straddled his back as two others held his fins down. Another person gripped onto the animals tail as he struggled to swim.

The group waved and beckoned toward the camera, giving the OK signal. The divers appeared to be with a tour company, but its clear they werent being watched very closely.

This was the frustrating scene recently caught on camera in Cenderawasih Bay National Park in Indonesia. Its since gone viral and thousands online have spoken out against the swimmers behavior.

Whale sharks are endangered, but theyre often harassed by swimmers and boaters who take advantage of their giant size and gentle temperaments to have an up close encounter with the animals. These encounters can be highly stressful for the animals and dangerous for both the sharks and humans (who can be injured by the sharks sudden movements).

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Whale sharks must also swim continuously with their mouths open in order to breathe, and many swimmers impede the sharks motion when they try to interact with them. In this video, the divers kept the docile animal nearly motionless for at least 22 seconds as he struggled to escape their grasp.

Outrageous and cruel! one commenter noted. I have never witnessed such disgraceful behavior. They should be named and shamed by their local diving community.

Credit: Facebook/Wayan Segara Bali

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Dietary flaxseed supplementation may be an effective chemoprevention strategy for chemically induced lung carcinogenesis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2018 Jan ;11(1):27-37. Epub 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29074535 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed Consumption Inhibits Chemically Induced Lung Tumorigenesis and Modulates Expression of Phase II Enzymes and Inflammatory Cytokines in A/J Mice. Abstract:  Flaxseed consumption is associated with reduced oxidative stress and inflammation in lung injury models and has shown anticancer effects for breast and prostate tissues. However, the chemopreventive potential of flaxseed remains unexplored for lung cancer. In this study, we investigated the effect of flaxseed on tobacco smoke carcinogen (NNK)-induced lung tumorigenesis in an A/J mouse model. Mice exposed to NNK were fed a control diet or a 10% flaxseed-supplemented diet for 26 weeks. Flaxseed-fed mice showed reduced lung tumor incidence (78%) and multiplicity, with an average of 2.7 2.3 surface lung tumor nodules and 1.0 0.9 H&E cross-section nodules per lung compared with the control group, which had 100% tumor incidence and an average of 10.2 5.7 surface lung tumor nodules and 3.9 2.6 H&E cross-section nodules per lung. Furthermore, flaxseed-fed mice had a lower incidence of adenocarcinomas compared with control-fed mice. Western blotting performed on normal lung tissues showed flaxseed suppressed phosphorylation (activation) of p-AKT, p-ERK, and p-JNK kinases. RNA-Seq data obtained from normal lung and lung tumors of control and flaxseed-fed mice suggested that flaxseed intake resulted in differential expression of genes involved in inflammation-mediated cytokine signaling (, and), xenobiotic metabolism (several, and), and signaling pathways (AKT and MAPK) involved in tumor cell proliferation. Together, our results indicate that dietary flaxseed supplementation may be an effective chemoprevention strategy for chemically induced lung carcinogenesis by altering signaling pathways, inflammation, and oxidative stress..

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Breaking: Powerful 6.0 Quake Just Shook Costa Rica "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Sick Dog Sisters Won't Let Go Of Each Other As They Heal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A year ago, Casey Alves would have never guessed shed become a mom to two pit bulls. She and her husband had just bought a house in Maine, and theyd adopted a senior cat, Louise, from the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick. But then Alves got a message that changed everything.

I got a Facebook message from a family friend who is a foster for a local organization here that goes down south and picks up pups from high-kill shelters, Alves told The Dodo. She said, Weve got these two pit bull pups. Theyre 5 months old, and theyre sisters, and theyre looking for somewhere to go, and hopefully they can stay together.

Credit: Casey Alves

Initially, Alves was hesitant. She wasnt sure if the two dogs, Ria and Ella, would get along with Louise, and she also worried about the cost of taking care of two more animals. But when Alves learned that the puppies both had a severe case of demodectic mange, a disease caused by mites burrowing into their skin, Alves felt herself becoming convinced.

Credit: Casey Alves

I said, You know, lets just do it. Its just fostering, Alves said. My husband is also an army vet. He had served overseas for a year, so he had always said that he wanted a dog. Dogs are really good for vets, and dealing with some of the PTSD that they have.

Credit: Casey Alves

When Alves and her husband picked up Ria and Ella in December 2017, the dogs were in rough shape.

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Hornchurch cafe branded racist over mini Union Jack flags served with food "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Romford Recorder: PUBLISHED: 07:22 08 August 2018| UPDATED: 07:30 08 August 2018

The cafe owner has had complaints from customers saying that is is racist because of Union Jack and St George flags in their food.


Dietary flaxseed oil prevents western-type diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017 ;2017:3256241. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PMID: 29081885 Abstract Title:  Dietary Flaxseed Oil Prevents Western-Type Diet-Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Apolipoprotein-E Knockout Mice. Abstract:  The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has dramatically increased globally during recent decades. Intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), mainly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3), is believed to be beneficial to the development of NAFLD. However, little information is available with regard to the effect of flaxseed oil rich in-linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3n-3), a plant-derived n-3 PUFA, in improving NAFLD. This study was to gain the effect of flaxseed oil on NAFLD and further investigate the underlying mechanisms. Apolipoprotein-E knockout (apoE-KO) mice were given a normal chow diet, a western-type high-fat and high-cholesterol diet (WTD), or a WTD diet containing 10% flaxseed oil (WTD+FO) for 12 weeks. Our data showed that consumption of flaxseed oil significantly improved WTD-induced NAFLD, as well as ameliorated impaired lipid homeostasis, attenuated oxidative stress, and inhibited inflammation. These data were associated with the modification effects on expression levels of genes involved in de novo fat synthesis (SREBP-1c, ACC), triacylglycerol catabolism (PPAR, CPT1A, and ACOX1), inflammation (NF-B, IL-6, TNF-, and MCP-1), and oxidative stress (ROS, MDA, GSH, and SOD).

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Man Looks Out Window And Spots A VERY Comfortable Bear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Scott Elliott is no stranger to bears. The animals are a pretty common sight around his neighborhood in British Columbia, Canada. Most of the time, it's no big deal.

Aside from one occasion in which a bear raided Elliott's bird feeder, as pictured below, encounters with bears have been hardly worth a mention.

That is, until recently.

Credit: Scott Elliott

The other day, Elliott was at his girlfriend's house when he noticed something odd outside the window. There, sprawled out on the front lawn like he owned the place, was a very, very comfortable bear.

The big fella was enjoying a belly scratch. Elliott began recording a video of the comical scene.

"It came as quite a shock," he told The Dodo. "We see bears in our area quite frequently, but never like this."

Here's footage of the chilled-out bear:

This went on for a while; Elliott got an eyeful, to say the least.

"He took his time scratching, then left the way he came across the street," Elliott said. 

Credit: Scott Elliott

Given that bears are often unfairly demonized when they roam close to where humans live, it's reassuring to know that this bear felt secure enough to let it all hang out on Elliott's lawn. Fortunately, most folks in the area seem to strive to peacefully coexist with their wild neighbors by giving them their space, and locking up their trash cans.

"As a city on the edge of a wilderness you have to be more vigilant than the average homeowner," Elliott said. "Its just a part of life."...


Struggling Mother Gets A Message From A Complete Stranger And Things Escalate Quickly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Parenting is a difficult task. Having a child depend on you completely for food, clothes, education, and everything else that comes with life is rough to say the least. But having all of that responsibility, and more, as a single parent? Rough doesnt even begin to describe it. One struggling single mother recently received an... View Article

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November BCH Upgrade Discussion Heats Up After Bitcoin SV Full Node Announcement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

November BCH Upgrade Discussion Heats Up After Bitcoin SV Announcement

Blockchain development firm Nchain has announced the companys plans to launch a new Bitcoin Cash full node client called Bitcoin SV. Lead developer Daniel Connolly has published the specifications for re-enabling old opcodes for the November 2018 BCH upgrade. So far the unpublished codebase has seen vocal support from the mining pool Coingeek, but right now some members of the BCH community are concerned that if no other miners switch to Bitcoin SV, the proposed upgrade could cause incompatibilities.

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November BCH Upgrade Discussion Heats Up After Bitcoin SV AnnouncementOn Thursday, August 16 the firm Nchain revealed they are releasing a new BCH full node client thats claimed to be based on Bitcoin ABC v0.17.2, but with a few different upgrade changes added. Bitcoin SV will include restoring more Sa...


Very deep M6.7 earthquake under Flores Sea, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A very deep earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.7 hit under the Flores Sea, Indonesia at 15:35 UTC on August 17, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 559 km (347 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 538.7 km (334 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a...... Read more

The appeal acquittal of Feisal Mohamed Ali: A victory for rule of law, a process corrupted, or both? (commentary) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Could it have come at a worse time for Kenyas Tourism and Wildlife Ministry? With Kenya still stinging from the humiliation and embarrassment over the translocation-related deaths of 11 rhinos, a Kenyan court declared on August 3 that convicted ivory trafficker Feisal Mohamed Ali was to be set free. Lady Justice Dora Chepkwony ruled that he should be acquitted for a number of reasons, ranging from constitutional concerns to original trial irregularities. The conservation world, as well as Kenyas Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), were not unsurprisingly apoplectic with rage. Since Kenya had convicted Feisal in July 2016, his prosecution had been put on a pedestal to show the world that wildlife trafficking kingpins could be put in jail. Lady Justice Chepkwony pulled the carpet out from under that pedestal, and no doubt there are many either doubting her integrity or the integrity of the judicial process. To all who follow elephant conservation and the world of international wildlife trafficking, the name Feisal Mohamed Ali is all too familiar. Identified as the kingpin of an ivory trafficking cartel, he fled Mombasa on June 5, 2014, after 2,152 kilograms (4,744 pounds) of ivory were seized by police at a local warehouse. An arrest warrant for Feisal was issued and, two days before Christmas 2014, he was arrested with Interpol assistance in Tanzania. Nineteen months later, Feisal Mohamed Ali was convicted of being in possession of that ivory and sentenced to 20 years in jail

Researchers weed out a way to identify plants using environmental DNA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What do you call seaweed that grows in ponds? Pondweed, of course. This diverse group of freshwater plants provides food and shelter for freshwater fish, birds, invertebrates, and plankton. And its the focus of high-tech genetic analysis. The various pondweed species are tuned to certain water conditions, making them excellent indicators of water quality and habitat. The temperature, flow, and chemical composition of the water in a given spot all influence which pondweeds grow there. This variability makes them effectively small green canaries in an aquatic coal mine, and a gauge of the waters expected biological community. However, identifying them by sight is difficult for non-experts, and getting to them in the middle of a lake is a challenge even for scientists. Leafy pondweed (Potamogeton foliosus) just under the surface, on left, and the seeds of the leafy pondweed up close, on right. Scientists have traditionally needed to see reproductive parts (fruits, seeds) of some pondweed species to tell them apart. Images by Rob Curtis, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0   Traditional ecological surveys of freshwater communities require many hours of painstaking work, usually by species experts and trained assistants, to identify the species of many specimens collected in the field. With pondweeds, they normally examine the physical features, such as fruiting structures, under a microscope to determine the species. A research team in Canada has tested the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to speed the process of identifying and surveying these and other aquatic plants. The project study site near the

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, August 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Weve rounded up a few stories that were published this week by other news outlets. Tropical forests The environment ministry in Brazil announces that the country has met its emissions reduction target ahead of schedule (Reuters, Estado, REDD+ Monitor). Critics of the Crossriver Highway in Nigeria worry that the regions rainforests will be gone by 2040 (Vanguard). A dam that could displace communities in Malaysian Borneo wont be enough to address water shortages for a growing population (Free Malaysia Today). Halting deforestation requires a transformation in how business is done, says Asia Pulp and Paper, one of the worlds largest forest products companies ( Communities miss the cooling effects of the forest when theyre gone, research finds (Cool Green Science/The Nature Conservancy). Companies engaged in illegal fishing and deforestation often employ offshore accounts and tax havens (Reuters). Could local demand for sustainably harvested timber spark changes in Central Africas timber sector? (CIFOR Forests News). A pact with China could help Mozambique save its remaining forests, a report finds (Inter Press Service News). A new forestry registry in Tanzania aims to open up the countrys timber industry (Exchange). Threats to Africas apes from the expansion of oil palm will likely increase, according to a new study (BBC News). Drought creates a hangover effect on the Amazon, reducing its ability to suck up carbon dioxide (Pasadena Now). Perus national parks agency announces the discovery of a new orchid species (Peru Reports). South Sudan moves to curb the charcoal production thats wiping out

The Japan pig is a tiny colorful pygmy seahorse smaller than a fingernail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Researchers have just described a species of colorful pygmy seahorse thats both adorable and very easy to miss. The newly described creature, occurring in the waters off the coast of southeast Japan, is much smaller than the average fingernail and camouflages well against the corals and rocks it lives on, researchers report in a new study published in ZooKeys. They have officially named the tiny seahorse Japan pig, or Hippocampus japapigu, because to the locals, it resembles a tiny baby pig, Graham Short, lead author of the study and an ichthyologist at the California Academy of Sciences, told National Geographic. The Japan pig is now the fifth pygmy seahorse species to be recorded in Japan. More than one Japan pig can fit on a fingernail. Image by Hiroyuki Motomura (part of Short et al. 2018). Despite its tiny size, this species has reportedly been spotted by Japanese scuba divers for many years in the waters off southeast Japan, including those around the island of Kashiwa, Kii Peninsula, Izu Peninsula, and the Ogasawara or Bonin islands, the authors write. The Japan pigs coloration has what the researchers call a paisley pattern that helps the animal camouflage against corals, algae and seaweed. Hippocampus japapigu is really hard to find since it is really small and blends into its environment so well, Short told The Dodo. The color pattern exhibited by the pygmy seahorse is the exact same color as the rocks and underwater plants it lives on. Like other pygmy seahorses, the Japan pig has a single

Protected landscape across India-Bhutan border a refuge for wildlife during armed conflict "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the late 1980s until 2003, recurring ethno-political violence rocked Manas National Park, a protected area in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, in the Himalayan foothills. The conflict changed the parks spread and abundance of wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). But Manass continuity with Bhutans Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) has helped shelter and preserve its overall wildlife diversity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The study looked at the state of wild mammals in the aftermath of the unrest, and underscored the importance of landscape connectivity for giving a fighting chance to species to survive in the face of conflicts and other disturbances, said lead author M. Firoz Ahmed, a scientist with the NGO Aaranyak. Manas National Park (MNP), flanking the banks of the gurgling Manas River, abuts with RMNP in the north and forms an integral part of the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA), an India-Bhutan partnership promoting landscape-level ecosystem management. If we model our conservation areas in such a way so that animals can move during disturbances and then they can move back to reoccupy their home ranges or territories, then we have a chance to keep the biodiversity intact, Ahmed told Mongabay-India. The TraMCA, conceived by officials from the forest departments of Assam and Bhutan and partnering NGOs, is now a model for the international conservation community and is being mainstreamed by both the Indian and Bhutan governments, Ahmed said. Map of the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TRaMCA).


Protective role of flaxseed oil and flaxseed lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside against oxidative stress in rats with metabolic syndrome. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Food Sci. 2017 Dec ;82(12):3029-3036. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PMID: 29083494 Abstract Title:  Protective Role of Flaxseed Oil and Flaxseed Lignan Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside Against Oxidative Stress in Rats with Metabolic Syndrome. Abstract:  : This study evaluated the protective effect of flaxseed oil (FO) and flaxseed lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) against oxidative stress in rats with metabolic syndrome (MS). 48 rats were allocated into the following 6 groups: Groups 1 (control), 5 (FO), and 6 (SDG) received water and were treated daily orally with saline, FO, and SDG, respectively. Groups 2 (MS), 3 (MS+FO), and 4 (MS+SDG) received 30% fructose in drinking water for MS induction and were treated daily orally with saline, FO, and SDG, respectively. After 30 d, animals were sacrificed, and blood was collected for biochemical and oxidative analysis. Body weight was recorded weekly. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured before and after treatment. Fructose could produce MS and oxidative stress. FO and SDG prevented changes in SBP, lipids, and glucose. FO and SDG prevented oxidative damage to lipids, and only FO prevented oxidative damage to proteins associated to MS. FO and SDG improved enzymatic antioxidants defenses and reduced glutathione levels, which was greater with SDG. Total polyphenol levels were enhanced in groups that received SDG. Thus, the results of this study demonstrated that treatment with a 30% fructose solution for 30 d is effective for MS induction and the oxidative stress is involved in the pathophysiology of MS induced by fructose-rich diets. Furthermore, we demonstrated that the antioxidant effects attributed to flaxseed are mainly due to its high lignan content especially that of SDG, suggesting that this compound can be used in isolation to prevent oxidative stress associated with MS.PRACTICAL APPLICATION: We report that the antioxidant effects attributed to flaxseed are mainly due to its high lignan content, especially that of secoisolariciresinol diglucoside. This is significant because suggests that this compound can be used in isolation to prevent oxidative stress associated with MS. Furthermore, this study was the only one to perform a comparison of the abilities of 2 components of flaxseed to protect against oxidative stress in an MS model, which brings a great advance in the medicine's field, since it indicates another alternative for improve the health and the quality of life of patients with this disorder.

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A review of flaxseed and its bioactive components and their cardiovascular benefits. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2018 02 1 ;314(2):H146-H159. Epub 2017 Nov 3. PMID: 29101172 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed: its bioactive components and their cardiovascular benefits. Abstract:  Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The inclusion of functional foods and natural health products in the diet are gaining increasing recognition as integral components of lifestyle changes in the fight against cardiovascular disease. Several preclinical and clinical studies have shown the beneficial cardiovascular effects of dietary supplementation with flaxseed. The cardiovascular effects of dietary flaxseed have included an antihypertensive action, antiatherogenic effects, a lowering of cholesterol, an anti-inflammatory action, and an inhibition of arrhythmias. Its enrichment in the-3 fatty acid -linolenic acid and the antioxidant lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside as well as its high fiber content have been implicated primarily in these beneficial cardiovascular actions. Although not as well recognized, flaxseed is also composed of other potential bioactive compoundssuch as proteins, cyclolinopeptides, and cyanogenic glycosides, which may also produce biological actions. These compounds could also be responsible for the cardiovascular effects of flaxseed. This article will not only summarize the cardiovascular effects of dietary supplementation with flaxseed but also review its bioactive compounds in terms of their properties, biological effects, and proposed mechanisms of action. It will also discuss promising research directions for the future to identify additional health-related benefits of dietary flaxseed.

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IoT Crypto VeChain Price Surges 50% Overnight, Factors Behind the Spike "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

VeChain, a China-based Internet of Things (IoT)-focused crypto, has surged by more than 50 percent in value within the past 24 hours. Analysts have attributed the increase in the price of VeChain to the successful series of partnerships the team has been able to secure since earlier this year and the improving momentum of tokens

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Flaxseed oil omega-3 supplementation for 12 weeks in women with PCOS had beneficial effects. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2018 Apr ;126(4):222-228. Epub 2017 Nov 8. PMID: 29117618 Abstract Title:  The Effects of Flaxseed Oil Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplementation on Metabolic Status of Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of flaxseed oil omega-3 fatty acids supplementation on metabolic status of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 1,000mg flaxseed oil omega-3 fatty acids (n=30) or placebo (n=30) twice a day for 12 weeks. Metabolic, endocrine, inflammatory factors were quantified at baseline and after the 12-week intervention.RESULTS: After the 12-week intervention, compared to the placebo, flaxseed oil omega-3 supplementation significantly decreased insulin values (-2.67.7 vs.+1.33.9IU/mL, P=0.01), homeostasis model of assessment-estimated insulin resistance (-0.71.7 vs.+0.30.9, P=0.01), mF-G scores (-1.21.7 vs. -0.10.4, P=0.001), and increased quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (+0.010.02 vs. -0.010.02, P=0.01). In addition, supplementation with flaxseed oil omega-3 resulted in significant decreases in serum triglycerides (-5.120.9 vs.+9.726.1mg/dL, P=0.01), VLDL-cholesterol (-1.04.2 vs.+1.95.2mg/dL, P=0.01) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) (-1.63.1 vs.+0.21.5mg/L, P=0.004) compared to theplacebo. We did not see any significant effect of flaxseed oil omega-3 supplementation on hormonal and other lipid profiles, and plasma nitric oxide levels.CONCLUSIONS: Overall, flaxseed oil omega-3 supplementation for 12 weeks in women with PCOS had beneficial effects on insulin metabolism, mF-G scores, serum triglycerides, VLDL-cholesterol and hs-CRP levels, but did not affect hormonal and other lipid profiles, and plasma nitric oxide levels.

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Sarah Sanders will be grilled about Omarosa, Red Hen incident by her father. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Litecoin, EOS, Stellar Lumens, Tron, IOTA Technical Analysis: Altcoins Are Back To (Temporary) Green "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The altcoins market is in recovery mode and after more than two months of persistent sells, their momentum is fading. Though they still lack solid confirmation, price floors are morale boosting for coins as EOS, Tron, IOTA and even Litecoin which were heading lower. Next weeks price action would influence the short term price trajectory of most altcoins under review.

Lets have a look at these charts:

EOS Technical Analysis

First, before taking a trading decision, note that EOS price action is in a down trend. Going forward we shall maintain this stance regardless of yesterdays completion of a three bar reversal pattern, the Morning Star forming at around our first support line at $4.

Overly, we shall retain yesterdays EOS trade plan and the best way EOS buyers can confirm recent resurgence is if there are gains above $6, Aug 8 highs and our intermittent resistance.

Once prices print above that level then we suggest short term, low size longs with immediate targets at $7 and later $9, the upper limit of the previous 30 day consolidation line. In the mean time though, aggressive can take longs with stops at Aug 4 lows at $4.

Litecoin (LTC) Technical Analysis

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Flaxseed oil rich in omega-3 protects aorta against inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Nutr Biochem. 2018 Mar ;53:9-19. Epub 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29175142 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed oil rich in omega-3 protects aorta against inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress partially mediated by GPR120 receptor in obese, diabetic and dyslipidemic mice models. Abstract:  The"first hit"to atherogenesis is driven by toll-like receptor 4, endoplasmic reticulum stress and ultimately metabolic dysfunction. In this study, we hypothesized that a flaxseed oil-enriched diet (FS) abolishes these inflammatory signaling pathway and restore metabolic homeostasis by activating the fatty acid receptor GPR120 in aorta of obese mice. Glucose homeostasis was assessed by GTT and ITT; lipidomics was performed using a Hybrid Ion Trap-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer; serum lipids were measured using colorimetric assays; GPR120 and infiltrating macrophages were analyzed by immunofluorescence; protein immunoprecipitation and gene expression were evaluated by Western blot and RT-PCR, respectively. There were no differences in body weight and food intake between the groups from both strains (Swiss and LDLr-KO mice). GTT and cholesterol levels were improved by FS in both mice models. Lipidomics showed an increase in3 (C18:3) content, meanwhile stearic acid (C18:0) was not detected in endothelial tissue in response to FS. Moreover, FS markedly decreased pro-inflammatory (IL-1, TNF-, pIB, pIKK) and unfolded protein response markers (ATF6 and GRP78) in aorta. In Swiss mice, GPR120 was partially involved in the 3-mediated anti-inflammatory actions, disrupting TLR4 pathway, but not in LDLr-KO mice. Partial replacement of dietary saturated by unsaturated 3 fatty acids contributes to inhibition of cardiovascular risk markers, pro-inflammatory cytokines and ER stress sensors and effectors in theaorta. However, downregulation of inflammation is not mediated by arterial GPR120 activation.

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Over 3,000 People Have Said No To Adopting This Dog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After his owner was no longer able to care for him, Blue was surrendered to the RSPCA in May 2017. The sweet, high-energy lurcher was soon adopted by a loving family, much to the delight of everyone at the shelter but several months later, Blue was sadly returned because the family said he was too strong for them to handle. That was in November, and poor Blue has been waiting for his forever home at the shelter ever since. 

Credit: RSPCA

Blue has now been in the care of the RSPCA for a total of 300 days. Since he was returned to the shelter in November, 49 other animals have been adopted. Over 3,000 people have passed through the shelter since November and every single one of them has said no to poor Blue. He keeps getting overlooked and passed by, and none of the staffers at the shelter can understand why

If you want a dog to go and sit and have a cuddle with, all the staff here go and sit with Blue, Zoe Barrett, center manager at the RSPCAs Suffolk East and Ipswich branch, said in a press release. He is a real favorite for all of us we absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long-term home. 

Credit: RSPCA

Blue is incredibly playful, so he has a lot of energy when hes playing and running around, but he's usually pretty calm otherwise. He wants nothing more than to hang out with the people he loves and get lots of treats whenever he can. 

Credit: RSPCA

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Whole flaxseed has significant effects on improving glycemic control. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nutr Rev. 2018 Feb 1 ;76(2):125-139. PMID: 29228348 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed supplementation on glucose control and insulin sensitivity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 25 randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Abstract:  Context: The results of human clinical trials investigating the effects of flaxseed on glucose control and insulin sensitivity are inconsistent.Objective: The present study aimed to systematically review and analyze randomized controlled trials assessing the effects of flaxseed consumption on glycemic control.Data Sources: PubMed, Medline via Ovid, SCOPUS, EMBASE, and ISI Web of Sciences databases were searched up to November 2016.Study Selection: Clinical trials in which flaxseed or its products were administered as an intervention were included.Data Extraction: The outcomes were fasting blood glucose, insulin concentration, insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), insulin sensitivity (QUIKI), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).Results: A total of 25 randomized clinical trials (30 treatment arms) were included. Meta-analysis suggested a significant association between flaxseed supplementation and a reduction in blood glucose (weighted mean difference [WMD],-2.94mg/dL; 95%CI, -5.31 to-0.56; P=0.015), insulin levels (WMD, -7.32pmol/L; 95%CI,-11.66 to-2.97; P=0.001), and HOMA-IR index (WMD, -0.49; 95%CI,:-0.78 to-0.20; P=0.001) and an increase in QUIKI index (WMD, 0.019; 95%CI, 0.008-0.031; P=0.001). No significant effect on HbA1c (WMD, -0.045%; 95%CI,-0.16 to-0.07; P=0.468) was found. In subgroup analysis, a significant reduction in blood glucose, insulin, and HOMA-IR and a significant increase in QUIKI were found only in studies using whole flaxseed but not flaxseed oil and lignan extract. Furthermore, a significant reduction was observed in insulin levels and insulin sensitivity indexes only in the subset of trials lasting12 weeks.Conclusions: Whole flaxseed, but not flaxseed oil and lignan extract, has significant effects on improving glycemic control. Further studies are needed to determine the benefits of flaxseed on glycemic parameters.

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Has The Parade Of Parades Been Canceled Or Is Trump Mocking The Deep State Episode 1641b "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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YouTube is becoming the ministry of truth in regards to climate change. The WSJ is now asking question about Ohr. Authorities have been ordered to destroy the New Mexico compound. Pompeo creates an Iranian cabinet. Q drops more breadcrumbs and sheds some light on some issues. Trump says he needs to cancel the parade because of budget problems, but is this ploy to move the parade forward.

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Anticancer potentiality of lignan rich fraction of six Flaxseed cultivars. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 11 ;8(1):544. Epub 2018 Jan 11. PMID: 29323210 Abstract Title:  Anticancer potentiality of lignan rich fraction of six Flaxseed cultivars. Abstract:  The objective of our study is to highlight the therapeutic effect and mechanism of action by which purified Flaxseed hydrolysate (PFH) which is a lignan rich fraction exerts its anticancer activity on a human breast cancer cell line (T47D) and in mice bearing tumor. HPLC analysis of PFH of six flaxseed cultivars had shown that PFH of the cultivar Giza 9 (PFH-G9) contains the highest concentration of SDG (81.64mg/g). The in vitro cytotoxic potentiality of PFH's of six flaxseed cultivars was screened against a panel of human cancer cell lines. PFH -G9 showed the most significant cytotoxic activity against ER-receptor positive breast cell lines MCF7 and T47D with IC13.8 and 15.8g/ml, respectively. Moreover, PFH-G9 reduced the expression of the metastasis marker, 1-, metalloproteinases and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), one of the most potent stimulators of angiogenesis, while it increased the caspase-3 dependent apoptosis. Our study also showed that dietary intake of 10% of Giza 9 Flaxseeds (FS), fixed oil (FSO) or Flax meal (FSM) twice daily for 3 weeks in mice-bearing solid Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) resulted in reducing the tumor volume, the expression of estrogen, insulin growth factor, progesterone, VEGF and MMP-2, but enhanced expressionof caspase-3.

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Herbacetin induces apoptosis in HepG2 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 Jan ;51:426-33. Epub 2012 Oct 12. PMID: 23063593 Abstract Title:  Herbacetin induces apoptosis in HepG2 cells: Involvements of ROS and PI3K/Akt pathway. Abstract:  Herbacetin (HER) is a natural flavonoid compound that can be extracted from Ramose Scouring Rush Herb, and its biological and pharmacological activities lack of corresponding attention. In this study, the apoptotic effect of HER against the human hepatoma cell line (HepG2) was investigated. The results showed that HepG2 cells apoptosis occurred in a dose-dependent manner within 48h incubated with HER, which was confirmed by DNA fragmentation, nuclear shrinkage, and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) cleavage. HER at 25-100M induced a mitochondria-dependent apoptotic pathway associated with Bcl-2/Bax ratio decrease, mitochondrial membrane potential () collapse, cytochrome c release, and caspase-3 activation. Increasing expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- coactivator 1 (PGC-1) was alsoobserved in HER-treated cells. Furthermore, the addition of a ROS inhibitor (N-Acetyl-l-cysteine, NAC) significantly attenuated the apoptosis induced by HER and also blocked the expression of PGC-1 protein. Additionally, HER effectively inhibited the phosphorylation of Akt and the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 increased the inhibition effect of HER on Akt phosphorylation. These findings provide evidences that HER induces HepG2 apoptosis in a ROS-mediated mitochondria-dependent manner that correlate with the inactivation of the PI3K/Akt pathway.

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U.K. Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Bitcoin Cash Futures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin cash, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency, took another step into the big leagues on Friday when a European derivatives trading platform launched the first regulated, USD-denominated bitcoin cash futures. This product, which began trading on the U.K.-based Crypto Facilities on Friday at 4 p.m. local time, allows investors to bet on the future price movements of

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Pornhub Subsidiary to Reward Viewers With Crypto Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tube8, an adult video service and a subsidiary of Pornhub, has teamed up with the Vice Industry Token to pay audiences for interacting with its own services. Difficult Fork reported that the partnership is aimed at entirely tokenizing Tube8s platform. The streaming service will fit VIT tokens onto its web site and reward visitors for viewing or otherwise interacting with adult video. Tube spokesman Robin Turner told Difficult Fork who is paid to watch pornography was a pipe dream, in accordance with the report. He added: Today however, with the introduction of VIT, were Noting the paradigm shift in the way folks consume adult entertainment.

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Five Creepy Facts About The Case Of The Missing Girl Madeleine McCann "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Was Madeleine McCann kidnapped? Was her accidental death covered up? Or was she sold of to an anonymous pedophile ring? In this article we thoroughly investigate this mysterious and incredible disturbing case.  I present you with five creepy facts about the  Madeleine McCann case.

If it wasnt for the dedicated effort of some of the kindest and most caring people on the internet we wouldnt even be discussing this case today. A little bit of digging by the community has revealed a lot of shady activity and questionable responses by Madeleines family. And their connections to very sinister people.

It has already been speculated that Madeleines abduction was more of a trade, and that she was sold off to a child sex trafficking ring. The messed up thing is, as crazy as these theories are, there is more evidence to support these theories then there is the official story of the McCann family.

Now, 11 years later, the case has been re-opened. We can look back at some of the strangest and freakiest facts about this disturbing case.

This video and article examines some of the facts of this case, and the evidence suggests a cover-up.

The Damning Evidence

Regardless of the circumstantial, there is enough hard evidence out there put this case away for good. Ive pointed out the freaky facts about the case, but there is still the ignored evidence which proves that Madeleines parents knew how and when she died.

Their embedded confession which actually confesses that she died by falling.

In November 2016 Richard D. Hall interviewed Peter Hyatt, a highly respected expert in statement analysis. Peter explained, When we speak, the process of constructing sentences in our mind involves deciding which tense to use, which words to select from our vocabulary and what order to put them in. This mental process all happens in a fraction of a second. If somebody is constructing sentences from their experiential memory, ie, recalling something real that actually happened to them, the process of word selection follows particular patterns and characteristics, which can be easily identified by a trained statement analyst....


The Establishment Is Now Pushing The Economic Recession Agenda Episode 1641a "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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UMich sentiment slumps to all time lows, people are putting their spending plans on hold. The entire system has been breaking down since 2008. The central bank created an illusion to make each and everyone of use believe the economy recovered, we know it did not. Now the same central bank is getting ready to bring it down but they need someone to blame and they have started their campaign of propaganda as they bring down the economy.

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Cigar Digest 2018/2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I will begin this thread with the hopes to log some of my cigar experiences, almost like a blog except I do welcome responses and opinions on other member experiences. From time to time, I will be dropping in to make note of a particularly interesting cigar or anything else along these lines which may come to mind. If you enjoy cigar smoking or are just interested in general, kick back and enjoy!

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A diet containing flaxseed flour contributed to bone mineral density and femur resistance. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nutrition. 2018 May ;49:48-50. Epub 2017 Dec 7. PMID: 29494999 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed (linum usitatissimum) flour contributes to bone health in adult male rats. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated effects of flaxseed flour diet on bone health in adult Wistar male rats at 180 d.METHODS: After birth, pups were randomly assigned: Control (C, n=12) and flaxseed flour (FF, n=12) diet during lactation period. At 21 d, pups were weaned and they continued to receive the control and experimental diet, respectively. At 180 d, body length, total bone structure, and femur and lumbar vertebrae were evaluated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Femoral and lumbar vertebra dimensions, biomechanical properties of femur, and serum osteocalcin were measured.RESULTS: FF produced greater (P

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The Art of Alfred Wallis, Nave St Ives Genius "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

91AmQRtMUaLOn the 18th of August 1855, fisherman and artist Alfred Wallis was born in Devonport, Devon, England. The son of Penzance parents, Alfred was an apprentice to a basketmaker before becoming a mariner in the merchant service by the early 1870s. He sailed on schooners across the North Atlantic between Penzance and Newfoundland. He married Mary who was 20 years his senior. Following the death of his two infant children, then his wife, he had a modest business as a marine scrap dealer. The foundations of the St Ives artistic community are thought to have been laid in 1928, when Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood discovered the work of the retired, half-illiterate ex-mariner who took up painting for company after the death of his wife. Nicholson called his paintings events, powerful vistas that told a story. Produced on improvised materials, they were remnants of Wallis memories of the old days of sailing, which had since been replaced by steamships.

In postwar Britain, together with the advancement of the idea of personalism in art and that of the creative individual as part of a small, autonomous (regional) community promoted by Read, Savage, Baker and Eliot, special importance was given to aspects of the unformed, nave or primitive as in the untrained art of artists such...


Trump postpones military junta to 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

President Trumps plans for a Veterans Day military parade followed by a star-spangled dictatorship, have been delayed due to a shortage of tan-green uniforms in his size. Organizers have had to cancel 100 metric tonnes of bunting, a monster-tank for Don Junior and the inevitable internment of all liberal elites.

Initially Trump had insisted that the parade honours those who have laid down for their country starting with an inflatable Stormy Daniels. This will be followed by Trumps new arms of the military; Space Force, Forced Consent and Forced Testimony.

Trump is said to have been inspired by North Koreas own military parades and their publics display of unconditional love and malnutrition. Unfortunately the cost of $90 million far exceeds what the President is willing to a pay unless it is used as part of a non-disclosure agreement.

A Trump spokeswoman said: Originally the parade was due to take place in the streets of Washington DC, but were now hoping to extend the junta to the whole of the free world. President Trump has always respected the military, which is why the event will be lead by the Laker Girls. We will show the world that the US is no puppet-stateprovided we get the go ahead from Mr. Putin.


High Levels of Cancer Linked Monsanto Chemical Found in Almost 70% of Breakfast Foods Tested "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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Cheerios and especially Quaker Oats had among the highest recorded levels of glyphosate, the cancer-linked Monsanto weedkilling chemical.







Capital One Applies for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Authentication System Patent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

U.S. Bank holding Capital One has applied for a patent for developing a blockchain-powered user authentication system.


These findings suggest that Herbacetin exerts an anti-inflammatory effects. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 Oct 15 ;765:115-23. Epub 2015 Aug 20. PMID: 26297979 Abstract Title:  Herbacetin inhibits inducible nitric oxide synthase via JNK and nuclear factor-B in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. Abstract:  Herbacetin (3,4',5,7,8-pentahydroxyflavone), an active flavonol compound within flavonoid, has been shown to induce apoptosis in HepG2 cells and suppress hepatocyte growth factor-induced motility of human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells. However, the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of Herbacetin have not been researched. In this study, we examined the inflammatory responses stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in RAW264.7 macrophage cells after pretreatment with different concentrations of Herbacetin. We found that Herbacetin decreased nitric oxide (NO) production in LPS-induced RAW264.7 and mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages. In addition, Herbacetin inhibited the LPS-induced expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase mRNA and protein in RAW264.7 cells. Treatment with Herbacetin decreased the release of proinflammatory cytokines, including TNF- and IL-1. Moreover, Herbacetin inhibited the activity of JNK kinase and nuclear factor-B, signaling molecules involved in NO production. Cell signaling analysis using Bay 11-7082 (an inhibitory B kinase 2 inhibitor) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitors (SB203580 for p38, SP600125 for JNK, and PD 98059 for ERK) suggested that LPS induced iNOS expression via activation of the JNK and NF-B pathway, but not the p38 and ERK pathway. These findings suggest that Herbacetin exerts an anti-inflammatory effect through suppression of LPS-induced JNK and NF-B signaling pathways and diminished production of proinflammatory cytokines and mediators.

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Developing an ICO Project in Russia Can Cost as Little as $1,500 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Developing an ICO Project in Russia Can Cost as Little as $1,500

The average cost to develop an ICO project in Russia is hovering around $18,000 USD but the price can go down to as little as $1,500, according to a study that explores the market for such services. The hourly rate for a blockchain developer is averaging a little over $44, the authors found after surveying 60 companies.  

Also read: Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Elaborate Projects Can Reach $50,000 USD

Developing an ICO Project in Russia Can Cost as Little as $1,500If youve ever wondered how much it would cost to create a project to raise funds through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), a Russian rating agency focused on the web development sector has prepared an estimate that you may find interesting. True, its based on whats currently offered in Russia but in the global village, and esp...


Tahlequahs tribe Shows us what it Means to Hold Space during Grief. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tahlequahs critically endangered tribe were never out of sight and while she buoyed her baby and neglected her own needs, they ensured she was fed, nurtured, and comforted during her darkest days---and reportedly they also helped her keep her baby afloat.


Herbacetin is a novel allosteric inhibitor of ornithine decarboxylase with antitumor activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Cancer Res. 2016 03 1 ;76(5):1146-1157. Epub 2015 Dec 16. PMID: 26676750 Abstract Title:  Herbacetin Is a Novel Allosteric Inhibitor of Ornithine Decarboxylase with Antitumor Activity. Abstract:  Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) is a rate-limiting enzyme in the first step of polyamine biosynthesis that is associated with cell growth and tumor formation. Existing catalytic inhibitors of ODC have lacked efficacy in clinical testing or displayed unacceptable toxicity. In this study, we report the identification of an effective and nontoxic allosteric inhibitor of ODC. Using computer docking simulation and an in vitro ODC enzyme assay, we identified herbacetin, a natural compound found in flax and other plants, as a novel ODC inhibitor. Mechanistic investigations defined aspartate 44 in ODC as critical for binding. Herbacetin exhibited potent anticancer activity in colon cancer cell lines expressing high levels of ODC. Intraperitoneal or oral administration of herbacetin effectively suppressed HCT116 xenograft tumor growth and also reduced the number and size of polyps in a mouse model of APC-driven colon cancer (ApcMin/+). Unlike the well-established ODC inhibitor DFMO, herbacetin treatment was not associated with hearing loss. Taken together, our findings defined the natural product herbacetin as an allosteric inhibitor of ODC with chemopreventive and antitumor activity in preclinical models of colon cancer, prompting its further investigation in clinical trials.

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Ripple Price (XRP) Records 16% Rally as Cryptocurrency Market Booms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A bullish correction has rippled across the cryptocurrency market today, with the ripple price (XRP) leading a widespread altcoin comeback. Ripple Price Marches Back The XRP/USD trading pair on Friday jumped more than 16 percent, rising from 0.29065-fiat to 0.32853-fiat. The upside adds up to a 37 percent increase since the pair established its bottom at

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Herbacetin has potential for use as a therapeutic agent in disorders associated with bone loss. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Eur J Pharmacol. 2016 Apr 15 ;777:17-25. Epub 2016 Feb 26. PMID: 26923730 Abstract Title:  Herbacetin inhibits RANKL-mediated osteoclastogenesis in vitro and prevents inflammatory bone loss in vivo. Abstract:  Herbacetin is an active flavonol (a type of flavonoid) that has various biologic effects such as antioxidant, antitumor, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, one of its novel effects remains to be investigated, that is, the induction of osteoclastogenesis by the receptor activator of nuclear factor-B ligand (RANKL). In this study, we examined the effects and mechanisms of action of herbacetin on osteoclastogenesis in RANKL-treated bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) and murine macrophage RAW264.7 cells in vitro and on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced bone destruction in vivo. Herbacetin significantly inhibited RANKL-induced osteoclast formation and differentiation in BMMs and RAW264.7 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Moreover, the suppressive effect of herbacetin resulted in a decrease in osteoclast-related genes, including RANK, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, cathepsin K, and matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 (MMP-9). Consistent with mRNA results, we confirmed that herbacetin treatment downregulated protein expression of MMP-9 and cathepsin K. Herbacetin also decreased induction of the osteoclastogenic transcription factor c-Fos and nuclear factor of activated T cellsc1 (NFATc1) and blocked RANKL-mediated activation of Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and nuclear factor-B. Herbacetin clearly inhibited the bone resorption activity of osteoclasts on plates coated with fluorescein-labeled calcium phosphate. More importantly, the application of herbacetin significantlyreduced LPS-induced inflammatory bone loss in mice in vivo. Taken together, our results indicate that herbacetin has potential for use as a therapeutic agent in disorders associated with bone loss.

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Mirrored Installations by Sarah Meyohas Create Infinite Tunnels Strewn With Dangling Flowers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In artist Sarah Meyohas's series Speculations, infinite tunnels are created with facing mirrors set against pastel backdrops. Smoke, flowers, and finger tips border the reflective surfaces, creating dream-like environments that pull the viewer deep into the images frame. Meyohas is interested in the creating a seductive quality in each of the photos. Whether its the colors or the flowers drawing you in, I want viewers to feel like theyre being drawing into the void, like standing upon a precipice, the New York City-based artist tells Sleek Magazine. You can see more of her mirrored works on Instagram. (via Contemporary Art Blog)



Column: 11 Influential Pagans of Color a Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 Pagan Perspectives

There is something about a list in this culture: lists for best movies, most popular songs, best quotes of the year, best places to visit, most memorable books of the year. These are just a few of the many lists that are created in todays culture every year. It is no wonder that the creation of lists are something that has also become a thing within the over-culture of Paganism as well.

While we normally see the publication of these lists at the end of the calendar year, 2018 brought us a list early, starting conversations before the shifting of seasons begins.

Everyone has been talking about the most recent list published on the Patheos Pagan blog Raise the Horns. This list of the 25 most influential living Pagans was Jason Mankeys personal reflection of people he identifies as inspiring in the Pagan culture.  We have seen different Pagan writers do similar lists within Pagandom, and this one gathered a bit of buzz on the internet and follow up responses. The comments on his blog are full of individuals responding with people they feel were missed, with some commenters outlining their own lists. (Jaime Girons published his own list of the 15 most influential Pagans in Mexico in The Wild Hunt last week.)

The Wild Hunt published one of the first versions of such lists in a 2004 post; it has since become a type of cultural snapshot that is often used to solidify the whos who of the Pagan community.

Over the years of watching the publications of similar lists, it has become apparent that the celebrity culture of our community continues to thrive, which often leaves the margins of Paganism to be ignored or overlooked. Like in larger over-culture, what gets the most attention is usually what appeals to the larger populations and not to the fringes. With a few exceptions, this is the category that people of color fall into within a largely Eurocentric culture.

While this mirrors the construct of larger society, it means that we just might miss some of the amazing talents and gifts of others on this journey. One of the ways that we can shift this popular paradigm within our community is to create spaces to celebrate the voices within the margins and to engage in conversations about the variety of talents within our interconnected communities.

One of the enlightening phenomena of list-creating is the amazing impact it has on the those that read t...


Dietary addition of flaxseed oil enhances intestinal integrity and barrier function. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mol Nutr Food Res. 2018 May ;62(9):e1700814. Epub 2018 Apr 14. PMID: 29510469 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed Oil Attenuates Intestinal Damage and Inflammation by Regulating Necroptosis and TLR4/NOD Signaling Pathways Following Lipopolysaccharide Challenge in a Piglet Model. Abstract:  SCOPE: Flaxseed oil is a rich source of-linolenic acid (ALA), which is the precursor of the long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). This study investigates the protective effect of flaxseed oil against intestinal injury induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS).MATERIALS AND RESULTS: Twenty-four weaned pigs were used in a 2 2 factorial experiment with dietary treatment (5% corn oil vs 5% flaxseed oil) and LPS challenge (saline vs LPS). On day 21 of the experiment, pigs were administrated with LPS or saline. At 2 h and 4 h post-administration, blood samples were collected. After the blood harvest at 4 h, all pigletswere slaughteredandintestinalsampleswerecollected.Flaxseedoilsupplementation led to the enrichment of ALA, EPA, and total n-3 PUFAs in intestine. Flaxseed oil improved intestinal morphology, jejunal lactase activity, and claudin-1 protein expression. Flaxseed oil downregulated the mRNA expression of intestinal necroptotic signals. Flaxseed oil also downregulated the mRNA expression of intestinal toll-like receptors 4 (TLR4) and its downstream signals myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B), and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domainproteins 1, 2 (NOD1, NOD2) and its adapter molecule, receptor-interacting protein kinase 2 (RIPK2).CONCLUSION: These results suggest that dietary addition of flaxseed oil enhances intestinal integrity and barrier function, which is involved in modulating necroptosis and TLR4/NOD signaling pathways.

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Huge Chinese Retailer Launches Open Blockchain Platform "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of Chinas largest retailers,, is launching a blockchain platform. The idea behind the JD Blockchain Open Platform is to allow the companys enterprise customers to develop their own applications based on the innovative and disruptive technology. Hopes to Encourage Innovation with New Platform

The goal of the JD.coms new platform is to provide the companys business customers with a framework to develop their own smart contract-based systems. These will be hosted on public and private enterprise clouds. JD.coms customers will be able to create and fine tune their own smart contract applications in line with their specific needs, according to a blog entry posted earlier today.

The post goes on to state that the JD Blockchain Open Platform is built on multiple underlying technologies. The hope is that by using these technologies, JD.coms clients will be able to streamline vital operational procedures. These include tracing the movement or goods, verifying the authenticity of goods, assessing ownership, settling transactions, and providing digital copyright. believes that these functions will enhance the overall productivity of their enterprise customers, as well as providing greater transparency, trust, and convenience. The functionality of the platform will be similar to Amazons blockchain templates that we reported on in April of this year.

JD Blockchain Open Platform represents the latest step by the massive Chinese retailer towards providing technological solutions to various issues that face traditional industries. The firm calls the strategy Retail as a Service (RaaS).

Clients of will benefit from the JD Open Platforms one-click deployment. It is hoped that by simplifying the process as much as possible, will be able to help even those companies that lack detailed knowledge of blockchain technology, yet want to take advantage of its disruptive potential.

The platform itself will also feature an application store that will provide various blockchain tools or software features for use by JD.coms enterprise customers. These have been designed through collaboration between in-house developers, as well as Independent Software Vendors. also aim to continuously improve the application store by recruiting new software ven...

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Herbacetin suppresses cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma cell growth. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Carcinogenesis. 2017 10 26 ;38(11):1136-1146. PMID: 29029040 Abstract Title:  Herbacetin suppresses cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma cell growth by targeting AKT and ODC. Abstract:  Herbacetin is a flavonol compound that is found in plants such as flaxseed and ramose scouring rush herb, it possesses a strong antioxidant capacity, and exerts anticancer effects on colon and breast cancer. However, the effect of herbacetin on skin cancer has not been investigated. Herein, we identified herbacetin as a dual V-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog (AKT) and ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) inhibitor, and illustrated its anticancer effects in vitro and in vivo against cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma cell growth. To identify the direct target(s) of herbacetin, we screened several skin cancer-related protein kinases, and results indicated that herbacetin strongly suppresses both AKT and ODC activity. Results of cell-based assays showed that herbacetin binds to both AKT and ODC, inhibits TPA-induced neoplastic transformation of JB6 mouse epidermal cells, and suppresses anchorage-independent growth of cutaneous SCC and melanoma cells. The inhibitory activity of herbacetin was associated with markedly reduced NF-B and AP1 reporter activity. Interestingly, herbacetin effectively attenuated TPA-induced skin cancer development and also exhibited therapeutic effects against solar-UV-induced skin cancer and melanoma growth in vivo. Our findings indicate that herbacetin is a potent AKT and ODC inhibitor that should be useful for preventing skin cancers.

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Coinbase Seeks Patent for Security-Enhanced Bitcoin Payment System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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U.S.-based digital currency exchange Coinbase has filed a patent on a new Bitcoin payment system designed to make cryptocurrency payments safer. The new platform will provide an added layer of security for users keys and allow them to make Bitcoin payments directly from their digital wallets.

A segment of the patent filing states, It may be a security concern for users that the private keys of their Bitcoin addresses may be stolen from their wallets. Existing systems do not provide a solution for maintaining security over private keys while still allowing the users to checkout [sic] on a merchant page and making payments using their wallets.

If approved, the system would work by allowing customers to encrypt their passphrases into a master key to create an additional buffer against theft. The master key encrypts customers private keys and whatever transactions are made. Once a transaction is complete, the master key is deleted, ensuring no outside party can gain access to the information. A new master key is created for each transaction.

Another novel element of the system is its freeze logic, which would allow administrators to suspend the system and prevent transactions from occurring in the event of a theft or cyberattack. The patent reads, At any point in time after the master key is loaded, the system can be frozen. The system can be unfrozen after it has been frozen using keys from the key ceremony. The checkout process can be carried out when the system is frozen and when the system is unfrozen. The payment process can only be carried out when the system is unfrozen and not when the system is frozen.

Lastly, the application proposes API integration capabilities, which would enable various websites to run versions of the payment system. The API uses a specific pair of keys one of which is stored on the corresponding website, the other on Coinbase that must match for a transaction to be approved and completed.

This is not the first time Coinbase has filed for such a patent. The company had tried for something similar nine times in 2015 alone, leading critics to accuse the exchange of trying to build a monopoly on bitcoin services. CEO Brian Armstrong denied this, saying that the companys goal was to ke...


Corgi Adopts Kitten With Matching Fur After Losing Puppies in C-Section "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A corgi who lost her seven puppies in an emergency C-section is now raising a tiny kitten. Irma the dogs mood was dramatically different after her puppies passed away so her owner, Johanna, decided to cheer her up with a kitten. Irma started caring for the kitten when it was just 2 weeks old and now the two are inseparable. InsideEdition.coms Keleigh Nealon ( has more.


Herbacetin ameliorates high percent dietary fat induced insulin resistance and lipid accumulation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Chem Biol Interact. 2018 May 25 ;288:49-56. Epub 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29653099 Abstract Title:  Herbacetin, a flaxseed flavonoid, ameliorates high percent dietary fat induced insulin resistance and lipid accumulation through the regulation of hepatic lipid metabolizing and lipid-regulating enzymes. Abstract:  Healthy plants and their constituents have been considered as a safe remedy for the treatment of obesity and obesity associated diseases. Herbacetin is a dietary flavonoid that has been explored for many pharmacological activities; but, the anti-hyperglycaemic and anti-hyperlipidemic properties of herbacetin have not yet been explored. The present study was performed to evaluate the ameliorative effect of herbacetin on high-fat diet-induced hyperglycaemia and hyperlipidemia in 57BL/6J mice. Obesity associated insulin resistance was induced by continuously feeding the mice with high-fat diet for 10 weeks. Afterwards, mice were subjected to intragastric administration of herbacetin (different doses) daily along with high-fat diet for the next 5 weeks. At the end of 106day, changes in body weight, blood glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR, and lipids profiles and lipid-regulating enzymes were evaluated. Herbacetin significantly reduced the body weight, plasma glucose, plasma insulin, and HOMA-IR activity in obesity associated insulin resistant mice (OIR). In addition, herbacetin administration significantly reduced the plasma and hepatic total cholesterol, triglycerides, and free fatty acids in OIR mice. Moreover, herbacetin significantly improved the altered hepatic lipid metabolizing and lipid-regulating enzymes such as SREBP-1c, and 2, fatty acid synthase (FAS), fatty acid-oxidation (-oxidation), malic enzyme, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), and carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) when compared to OIR control mice. Histopathological examination clearly showed that herbacetin decreases lipid droplets in the liver tissue. Thus, observed results stronglyindicate that herbacetin provides remarkable protection against the harmful effects of chronic high-fat diet consumption because of its anti-hyperglycaemic and anti-hyperlipidemic properties through the regulation of hepatic lipid metabolizing and lipid-regulating enzymes.

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All Top 10 Cryptocurrencies in Green, Bitcoin Breaks $6,500 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crypto markets see a rebound today, all top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap are in the green with Ripple and EOS seeing the highest gains


Grey Aliens and the Harvest of Souls After Death "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A look up at the blue of the sky any day on our planet will fill most people with a sense of reassurance and warmth. Yes the clouds roll in and the storms will come. 

The idyll can change in seconds into a seething mass of dark threat in a moment that can sweep away towns and lives in a relatively few moments.

But whatever you see up there pales into insignificance against silent geometric forms, nothing to do with rain, that suddenly appear seemingly from nowhere and disappear equally quickly.

Discs, cylinders, triangles and orbs of light, some as large as cities, dangle and dance hither and thither moving at thousands of miles an hour, pouring questions out in the minds eye of human witness.

There are records of thousands of them now over the millennia written on walls of stone and pieces of papyrus, paper, plaster, celluloid, magnetic tape and metallic discs. They have been out there to see by intention and by accident with no-one in final authority to explain them, or to define their veracity.

The trouble with solving the enigma of the UFO phenomenon is that in consensus it tends to be seen on the level of the tooth fairy and the hobbit and thus defies the terms of any serious mental uptake for human recognisance.

That one fact is of bigger significance than anything else. Unfortunately a look at blogs discussing UFO verity on the Internet will soon make it plain that the world is full of more crackpots and mental defectives than it ought to be, certainly more than the subject deserves.

For if UFOs are really craft in which extraterrestrial alien entities prevail over us in our human environment, we as humanity have before us something so fabulously significant that absolutely nothing takes precedence over it in importance.

The mere speculation that there might be some truth to the proposition of an extraterrestrial alien power in the affairs of humankind poses an interesting socio/philosophical question: Could conquering aliens be any more cruel to humankind than humankind has been to its own?

Could they be arrogant enough to operate on the axiom that we have operated on, as Homo Sapiens Sapiens, in relation to all other less intelligent animal species on the planet,...


Missing Teen Sends Letter to Mom 5 Years Later, Revealing Shes Still Alive "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Prayers were finally answered for the family of a teenager who has been missing for the last five years. Emily Paul was just 14 when she vanished from her home outside Tallahassee, Florida, in 2013. She recently sent her family a letter telling them she was alive and well but would not reveal her whereabouts. Her cousin, Melissa Parker, told Inside Edition the family never gave up hope. Shes alive, that is the best thing that could have possibly happened, Parker added.


Ariana Grande Belts Out Emotional Tribute to Aretha Franklin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Ariana Grande belted out Aretha Franklins Natural Woman on The Tonight Show Thursday to pay tribute to the iconic soul singer. Grande was hesitant because she was afraid she might get emotional, according to reports. On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Franklin by playing her entire blockbuster Kennedy Center Honors performance from 2015, which he hosted. During her performance, President Barack Obama wiped a tear from his eye.


Teen Who Pushed Friend Off Bridge Says She Didnt Think About Consequences "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The teenager who pushed her friend off a six-story bridge in Washington state said she didnt think about the consequences. Speaking to Good Morning America, Taylor Smith, 18, admitted she pushed Jordan Holgerson, 16, off the bridge over the Lewis River at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver. She wanted to jump and she was scared and she had asked me to give her a push, and I didnt think about the consequences, Smith said. Video shows Holgerson falling, screaming all the way down.


Was Colorado Husband Who Allegedly Killed His Pregnant Wife Having an Affair? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The pregnant Colorado mother who was allegedly killed by her husband had reportedly confided to friends that her marriage was in tatters. Chris Watts, 33, allegedly admitted Wednesday to killing his wife, Shanann, 34, and daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. Watts wife was 15 weeks pregnant at the time. Friends of Shanann said she feared her husband was being unfaithful. It came to her mind that possibly he could be cheating, Amanda Thayer told CBS News.


MoMA Staff Secures Museum-Wide Raises After Four Months of Union Bargaining "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Members of MoMA UAW Local 2110 during their walkout at the museum on August 6 (photo courtesy UAW Local 2110)

Contract negotiations between the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and staff members in the Local 2110 UAW have come to a resolution after 122 days of bargaining. Organizers submitted votes to approve the final contract yesterday, August 16. The parties settled on a five-year contract, ratified by a 96% margin, in which employee health benefits, salary raises, and chances for upward mobility in the MoMA ranks were put forth.

Local 2110 is a chapter of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), organizing for union rights across New York City. MoMA Local 2110 members have been challenging the museum for months, picketing outside the MoMAs annual Party in the Garden fundraiser, and staging a walk out on August 6 in the museum lobby.

All employees will receive raises of 3% or $1,600, depending on which amount is greater, with the lowest-paid 25% of workers receiving 4% greater additional income or higher. All employees will receive 3% increases in the second and third years of their contracts, with 3.5% increases in 2021 and 2022.

MoMA staff will retain their single coverage health benef...


Why People Are Throwing Away Scooters Across the Country "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Backlash over the electric scooter craze is growing. Social media videos show people so fed up with the modes of transportation that they are throwing scooters from rooftops. In another video posted to Instagram, one scooter was set on fire. Others are tossed into the trash or ocean. The backlash is happening across the country, but particularly in southern California, where Bird scooters are left on sidewalks for anyone to rent through a cell phone app.


Hillarys Emails Come Back To Haunt Her After What Fitton Just Uncovered In Them. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Binance, LCX Collaborate to Launch Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency Exchange in Liechtenstein "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Binance, the worlds leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has partnered with Liechtenstein Cryptoassets Exchange (LCX) to create and launch a cryptocurrency trading platform that allows users to trade directly against fiat currencies such as the euro. The Malta company announced Binance LCX as the forefront of their trading operations in the Central European economy. This Continued

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US Border Officials to Test Blockchain for Certificate Tracking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to Examine blockchain technology to Confirm North American Free Trade Agreement and Also Central American Free Trade Agreement certificates. CBP Division of Business Transformation and Innovation head Vincent Annunziato said the agency was beginning a live fire testing of a blockchain platform to certify that imported products originated where they assert throughout CBPs 2018 Trade Symposium in Atlanta, in accordance with the American Shipper. The new system, that will launch in Sept, is going to help CBP verify details about imported goods and check how overseas suppliers behave toward American importers, he explained. The system may also be utilized to authenticate trademarks and check on a products physical properties.

I can also go in and say, hey, I need a little info on the stitching, or, I need info on what colours are workable, Annunziato said. Annunziato explained the blockchain system might be utilized in a mobile program, which would substitute a paper based manual procedure for verifying such info, thus streamlining the bureaus work. In addition, he provided an update to the bureaus work with the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. As mentioned previously by CoinDesk, COAC formed a distinctive group advising the Secretaries of Treasury and Homeland Security on the bureaus commercial operations last November. The body was said to concentrate on emerging technology generally and on blockchain in particular.

This week, Annunziato confirmed that the committee was working to develop a proof-of concept blockchain platform to verify IP by confirming the relationship between licensees and licensors. The technology could finally eliminate paper procedures, manuals and databases, CPB hopes. The CBP press office didnt respond to a request for comment by press time. U.S. CBP picture via Ancient Rome Tiraspolsky / Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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Iron Prills "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I smelted iron bacteria in a short furnace and produced a small quantity of iron prills (small iron spheres). In my ongoing quest to reach the iron age, further experiments were conducted concerning furnace design and the treatment of ore. I began by making a very short furnace. A pit 25 cm wide and 25 cm deep was dug and the tuyere of the forge blower placed in a 15 degree downward angle into the pit. Onto this, a furnace stack made of mud and grass was built 25 cm above ground level. The furnace was fired at various stages to help dry it. It took less than a day to build.
Eucalyptus wood was collected dead off the ground and stacked into a re-useable charcoal mound I had made previously. The top was sealed with mud and the mound lit. It took about 2 hours 30 minutes for fire to reach the air entries, at which time the holes were sealed and the top closed with mud.
Iron bacteria from the creek was gathered and brought to the smelting hut for processing. Charcoal was ground into a powder and mixed with the ore and water in the proportions of 1:1 char to ore by volume. This mixture was formed into 59 pellets 2.5 cm in diameter and then dried on top of the furnace.
To make the smelt, a wood fire was made in the furnace and allowed to burn for about an hour by natural draft and blowing. When the wood burnt down to the tuyere the furnace was filled with charcoal and 10 pellets were added to the top and the blower was engaged. Three handfuls of charcoal and 10 pellets were added at about 7 minute intervals totaling about 42 minutes. Charcoal was then continuously added after the last charge until the basket was empty. It took a total of about 3 hours working the blower until the operation ended.
The mass of slag and iron prills was prized out of the furnace using a log and wooden tongs. It was hammered flat while hot but no large bloom was made. Instead many small iron prills were found. These mostly seemed to be cast iron.
So far this is the largest amount of iron Ive made in the wild and it used less charcoal than previous attempts, so I consider it a success of sorts. The ore must be mixed with carbon to ensure the correct reduction chemistry normally provided by carbon monoxide in a taller bloomery furnace. The fact that cast iron was produced suggests that next time less charcoal powder be added to the ore pellets or perhaps none at all considering that dead iron bacteria may also contribute some carbon to the ore. Alternatively, cast iron can be re-melted in a finery furnace, a small highly oxidizing furnace, to remove excess carbon, producing steel or iron. A...


An introduction to the mysterious pairings of CSS position flavors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Ever since I started learning about web development I found CSS positioning to be a mixture of mysterious co-dependant properties whose interactions and influences I never quite understood. Like most newbies, I just juggled around with position, display, float, clear, and all of their possible combinations of values until it looked like what I wanted.

Thats how CSS works, right?

Now, after some years of focusing on API testing, I wanted to revisit that old vanilla CSS and try to really understand those basic layout properties, while I try to figure out what the cool kids are doing these days and jump back on the dev train.

This is my first stop: position.

Getting to know the properties

The position property can be a mysterious thing to run into when youre starting to learn about CSS. Its like being given a set of unknown spices that look similar, but have very different flavours and the combinations between them don't always work like expected.

This is an attempt to describe the best and most common pairings between them so that you can easily apply them in your first web cooking steps. Just like we learn in the kitchenparsley goes well with garlic, but not that much with cinnamon.

First of all, lets define what each of the position variants tastes like:

  • static: this is what every HTML element has by default. It means the element will be positioned according to the normal document flow. Its basically the salt of them all.
  • relative: elements with relative position can be placed relatively to the space they would occupy in the normal document flow. Theyre still part of the document flow, but support top, right, bottom and left properties. Whatever values you assign to those properties will be calculated using its natural position and boundaries as reference. Like adding some pepper, it doesnt do much harm.
  • absolute: this ones trickyits sort of like cumin, it can be a very good addition, but you have to use it carefully. Absolute elements are removed from the normal document flow. This means they dont affect and arent affected by other elements in the page. However, they will be placed relatively (yes, I know, bear with me) to their nearest positioned ancestor. This means whichever parent eleme...


Pornhub Subsidiary to Reward Viewers With Crypto Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tube8 has partnered up with with the Vice Industry Token (VIT) to pay viewers for interacting with its services.


Defunct Nuclear Power Plant on California Coast Is a Fukushima Waiting to Happen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Carey Wedler

A nuclear power plant in Southern California that was shut down in 2012 continues to leak radioactive material and poses a threat to nearby communities.

The aging San Onofre, located in San Clemente, CA, was shut down in 2012 amid a leak that occurred due to malpractice. According to a report released in 2016, the plant operated the reactor outside the allowable limits for pressure and temperature, causing the radiation leak that shut down the facility for good, the San Diego Tribune noted. The shutdown also launched extensive investigations that implicated both the power company and state regulators.

Though the plant is out of operation, it still stores 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste, and according to a worker who blew the whistle on the plant just last week, a near catastrophe just occurred. As local outlet the Dana Pointer reported, plant worker David Fritch explained what happened at a public meeting:

On 3 August 2018, a 100-ton canister filled with highly radioactive nuclear waste was being downloaded into a temporary transport carrier to be moved a few hundred yards from inside the plant to a storage silo buried near the world-famous San Onofre beach. As the thin-walled canister was being lowered into the transport cask, it snagged on a guide ledge four feet from the top. Crane operators were unaware that the canister had stopped descending and the rigging went completely sla...


Flaxseed cookies used as a snack may be a useful tool for decreasing constipation symptoms, weight, glycemic and lipid levels in T2D patients. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nutr Metab (Lond). 2018 ;15:36. Epub 2018 May 9. PMID: 29760761 Abstract Title:  A randomized trial of the effects of flaxseed to manage constipation, weight, glycemia, and lipids in constipated patients with type 2 diabetes. Abstract:  Background: To compare the effects of baked flaxseed versus those who received a placebo on constipation symptom scores, weight, glycemic and lipid control in constipated patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).Methods: In a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, 53 constipated patients with T2D with body mass index (BMI) 20.5-48.9 kg/mreceived either 10 g of flaxseed pre-mixed in cookies twice per day or placebo cookies for 12 weeks. The constipation symptom scores, BMI, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and lipid profile were determined at the beginning and end of 4, 8, and 12-week period. Constipation was evaluatedwith a stool diary (ROME III).Results: After the 12-week intervention, constipation symptom scores (2.46), weight (-3.8 kg), BMI (-1.5 kg/m), FPG (-26.7 mg/dl), cholesterol (-37.3 mg/dl), triglycerides (-10.4 mg/dl), LDLC (-21.0 mg/dl), HDLC (4.7 mg/dl), cholesterol/ HDLC ratio (-1.4 mg/dl) significantly decreased from baseline in the flaxseed group (all-valuesHbA1c (-0.8 vs. 1.0%), cholesterol (-37.3 vs. -10.4 mg/dl), LDLC (-21.0 vs. -4.3 mg/dl), and HDLC (4.7 vs. -4.4 mg/dl) between the flaxseed and placebo groups were statistically significant (all-values

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Dutch Trader Loses Reclamation Suit Against Banks That Froze His Accounts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back in Nov 2016, a Dutch cryptotrader attempted to purchase his original 10 bitcoin, initially using capital from his ING bank and afterwards from ABN Amro. Both banks refused the transactions. He then filed a complaint with Kifid, a source that mediates between customers and small businesses when there are complaints about financial services or products. In accordance with the complaint, the banks maintained the mans transactions were refused because of fraud prevention measures. It contended, however, that fraud prevention is not the reason ING and ABN refused the transactions. Instead, the complainant accused the two banks of blocking his account for a number of reasons which have been concealed as fraud prevention measures.

ING and ABN Amro rejected this accusation. The would-be trader filed lawsuit for euro, 43, 220. He arrived at this figure by projecting the profits hed have realized if he purchased bitcoin at , 330 and marketed , 2, 500. The Kifid ruling states that it doesnt consider this lack of skill to trade in almost in whatever way relevant. Even when the banks refuse to carry out a service, its not their liability to compensate clients. Additionally, the judgment states that the complainant failed to demonstrate that the acquisition of bitcoins was rendered impossible due to the activities of the banks: He might have attempted to work with another bank. Both ING and ABN maintained that when the block was claim that the unblocking of the accounts was delayed for raised on his account, he might have purchased the bitcoins. They bitcoin dealer had no one to blame, but himself for not a number of reasons and that the consumer had set their account tastes to deny telephone contact. In the end, the judgment determined that the possible procuring some prospective profits.



The consumption of phenolic and protein compounds extracted from flaxseeds has a protective effect on TNBS-induced colitis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mol Nutr Food Res. 2018 Jun 22:e1800088. Epub 2018 Jun 22. PMID: 29932491 Abstract Title:  Intake of Protein Hydrolysates and Phenolic Fractions Isolated from Flaxseed Ameliorates TNBS-Induced Colitis. Abstract:  SCOPE: In the attempt to develop new therapeutic treatments for colitis, fractions containing phenolic compound isolate (Phi) and phenolic reduced-flaxseed protein hydrolysate (phr-FPH) from flaxseed are evaluated for their effects on the in vitro production of pro-inflammatory mediators and on the course of experimental colitis.METHODS AND RESULTS: The anti-inflammatory effects of Phi and phr-FPH from flaxseeds are studied in RAW264.7 cells and in trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid (TNBS) colitis model. It is observed that the incubation with Phi or phr-FPH result in lower levels of tumor necrosis factor and nitric oxide in macrophages stimulated with bacterial lipopolysaccharide + interferon-. Prophylactic and therapeutic treatments with Phi and phr-FPH, respectively, greatly contribute to the prevention of weight loss and colon inflammation in colitic BALB/c mice. T cell proliferation, expansion of TH1 and TH17 cells, and pro-inflammatory cytokines are lower, whereas Treg cells are higher in spleen cell cultures from Phi-treated mice. In addition, therapeutic phr-FPH treatment is able to reduce the expansion of TH17 in splenic cell cultures.CONCLUSION: The consumption of phenolic and protein compounds extracted from flaxseeds has a protective effect on TNBS-induced colitis, and may be useful in the control of other inflammatory disorders.

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Group Of Doctors And Philanthropists Build Free Hospitals Funded By Donations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In Karachi, the most populated city in Pakistan, a group of doctors and philanthropists have built a free hospital that runs entirely on donations. The Indus Hospital has served over 3 million patients since it opened in 2007 and they are so dedicated to providing free services, that they dont even have any way of collecting payment.

Indus Hospital CEO Dr. Abdul Bari Khan says that he and his colleagues were inspired to create the hospital because healthcare is so expensive, and the facilities that existed were often overwhelmed. They were especially motivated to solve this problem after they visited the 1987 Bohri Bazaar bomb blast site and witnessed how difficult it was for people to get treatment.

In a country like Pakistan where majority of the population is living below the poverty line, quality healthcare has become luxury item rather than a basic need. So only the people blessed with strong financial status can get quality treatment from the private sector. Thats where the not-for-profit hospital came in with the money as donation/ zakat from blessed segment of the society and to utilize it for the treatment of their counterparts, Khan said.

Quality healthcare is being provided in Pakistan, however, at very exorbitant prices, some philanthropic organizations are also playing a pivotal role in filling the gap. The Indus Hospital serves to provide quality healthcare at no price at all in order to pitch in towards serving underserved patients, he added.

The Indus Hospital now has 11 locations throughout Pakistan and has plans to expand further by establishing international chapters in the US, UK, and UAE.

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Oral administration of flaxseed can be useful for prevention from the detrimental effects of hypoxia on rat testes structure and sperm parameters. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Fertil Steril. 2018 Jun ;12(3):235-241. Epub 2018 Jun 20. PMID: 29935070 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed Can Reduce Hypoxia-Induced Damages in Rat Testes. Abstract:  BACHGROUND: Hypoxia causes detrimental effects on the structure and function of tissues through increased production of reactive oxygen species that are generated during the re-oxygenation phase of intermittent and continuous hypobaric hypoxia. This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of flaxseed (Fx) in reducing the incidence of hypoxia in rat testes.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 24 adult Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: i. Control group (Co) that received normal levels of oxygen and food, ii. Sham group (Sh) that were placed in hypoxia chamber but received normal oxygen and food, iii. Hypoxia induction group (Hx) that were placed in hypoxia chamber and treated with normal food, iv. Hypoxia induction group (Hx+Fx) that were placed in hypoxia chamber and treated with 10% flaxseed food. Both the Hx and Hx+Fx groups were kept in a hypoxic chamber for 30 days; during this period rats were exposed to reduced pressure (oxygen 8% and nitrogen 92%) for 4 hours/day. Then, all animal were sacrificed and their testes were removed. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) levels were evaluated in the testis tissue. Tubular damages were examined using histological studies. Blood samples and sperm were collected to assess IL-18 level and measure sperms parameters, respectively. All data were analyzed using SPPSS-22 software. One way-ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis tests were performed for statistical analysis.RESULTS: A significant difference was recorded in the testicular mass/body weight ratio in Hx and Hx+Fx groups in comparison to the control (P=0.003 and 0.027, respectively) and Sh (P=0.001 and 0.009, respectively) groups. The sperm count and motility in Hx+Fx group were significantly different from those of the Hx group (P=0.0001 and 0.028, respectively) .Also sperm viability (P=0.0001) and abnormality (P=0.0001) in Hx+Fx group were significantly different from Hx group.CONCLUSION: This study therefore suggests that the oral administration of flaxseed can be useful for prevention from the detrimental effects of hypoxia on rat testes structure and sperm parameters.

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Heads Up! Worldwide ATM Hack Could See Millions Withdrawn from Banks, Warns FBI "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cyber criminals are planning a highly-coordinated attack on cash machines around the world that could see millions of dollars withdrawn from customer bank accounts, the FBI has warned.

A confidential alert sent to banks stated that the scheme, known as an ATM cashout, could take place in the space of just a few hours, most likely on a weekend after banks have closed. The scheme involves cloned cards, together with a hack on a bank or payment processor in order to facilitate the fraudulent withdrawal of funds by gangs of cyber criminals.

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Blockchain Used to Trace Deadly Chemical Linked to $289 Mln Monsanto Cancer Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Food safety firm ZEGO is using blockchain to test foodstuffs for residue of a deadly chemical tied to the recent $289 million Monsanto lawsuit


Vandalized Artwork Commemorating Dead Refugees Will Symbolically Remain in Destroyed Condition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The List is now ruined, and will stay that way for the remainder of the Liverpool Biennial (via @Biennial/Twitter)

Two weeks ago, Hyperallergic reported that artist Banu Cennetolus list of 34,000 refugees, who had perished within or on the borders of Europe, was mysteriously removed from the Liverpool Biennial. After the list was repeatedly vandalized and destroyed, the artist has decided to leave the 900-foot-long project installed on Great George Street in its tattered condition: a brutal symbol of bigotry and violence in a country already facing scrutiny for its immigration policies and Brexit rhetoric.

Due to repeated damage and removal since The List was installed, Banu Cennetolu and Liverpool Biennial have decided to leave it in its current state as a manifestation and reminder of systematic violence exercised against people, the arts festival announced on Twitter yesterday. Before coming to their decision, The List had been torn down twice before most recently on Sunday.

In a lengthier press release, cosigned by the artist and UNITED for Intercultural Action which has produced The List since 1993, the Liverpool Biennial notes that the project has never been defaced in previous public presentations. Those include on billboards, transport networks, and newspapers in cities such as Berlin, Istanbul, Basel, Athens.

A Liverpool City Council spokesperson also expressed deep regret for the shameful act of vandalism. We have fully supported Liverpool Biennial for the past 20 years and stand shoulder to shoulder with them in expressing surprise and disgust at such a rare occurrence in the city. We will be working with them to try and turn this action into a positive and shine a light on how we need to do more to promote a tole...


Norwegian Mining Company Receives Bomb Threat in Escalating Noise Complaint "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Norwegian Mining Company Receives Bomb Threat in Escalating Noise Complaint

Kryptovault, a Norwegian company specializing in large-scale cryptocurrency mining and data center operations, has recently received a bomb threat amid escalating noise complaints pertaining to its virtual currency mining.

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Norwegian Mining Company Receives Bomb Threat in Escalating Noise ComplaintNorwegian mining and data center company, Kryptovault, has reportedly received a bomb threat amid intensifying complaints of noise pollution. Kryptovault currently operates facilities in the Norwegian cities of Follum, Honefuss, and Dale.

The threat received stated: This is sabotage. If you are expanding crypto mining and filling the country with noise, then you will be sabotaging the peace. I am threatening to send you some explosives.

Gjermund Hagesaeter, the managing director of Kryptovault, told local media that the company immediately informed police of the threat. The threat has been reported to the police and these are also taking the whole issue very seriously indeed. We have also asked the police to assess whether any further action needs to be taken. The facility at Follum is...


UK Regulator Warns Investors of Rising Cryptocurrency Scams "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Financial Conduct Authority, UKs financial watchdog, is reminding consumers that cryptocurrency scams are rising in the country. Residents in the United Kingdom who decide to invest in Bitcoin or any other virtual currency are not protected by the regulatory framework given that cryptocurrencies are not regulated by the FCA.

2 Million Lost In Cryptocurrency Scams In June And July Alone

A warning of cryptocurrency scams first made in June has been re-posted by the UK regulator to let consumers know that fraudulent schemes are on the rise.

UK consumers are being increasingly targeted by cryptocurrency-related investment scams [] Cryptocurrency fraudsters tend to advertise on social media, often using the images of celebrities or well-known individuals to promote cryptocurrency investments. [] The firms operating the scams are usually based outside of the UK but will claim to have a UK presence, often a prestigious City of London address.

Cryptocurrency swindles include posting images of celebrities supposedly endorsing said coins or tokens, according to the statement. The regulator has observed a rising number of reports about virtual currency scams, but its regulatory framework does not protect UK residents that choose to trade their fiat currency for any digital coin or token.

Britains financial watchdog has recently warned about two scams that involve companies impersonating respectable UK traders. Good Crypto and Fair Oaks Crypto have quoted the two legitimate firms addresses and Firm Reference Numbers as part of the swindle, the FCA said.

A report by the National Fraud and Cybercrime Reporting Centre said that approximately 2 million has been lost in cryptocurrency scams in June and July alone this year, an average of 10,095.59 per person. The statement noted that the most prevalent methods used by scammers are cold calls and social media-based campaigns.

Fraudsters are able to convince victims to sign up to their websites and provide sensitive information such as credit card details and driving licenses to open a trading account.  Victims are then persuaded to make sizable first deposits before realizing it is a fraud, said Director of Action Fraud Pauline Smith.



Dutch Trader Loses Reclamation Suit Against Banks That Froze His Accounts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dutch lawsuit

In November 2016, a Dutch cryptotrader tried to buy his first 10 bitcoin, first using funds from his ING bank and later from ABN Amro. Both banks denied the transactions. He subsequently filed a complaint with Kifid (Financial Services Complaints Institute), a resource that mediates between consumers and small businesses when there are complaints about financial products or services.

According to the complaint, the banks claimed the mans transactions were denied due to fraud prevention measures. It argued, however, that fraud prevention isnt the reason why ING and ABN denied the transactions. Instead, the complainant accused both banks of blocking his accounts for commercial reasons that were concealed as fraud prevention measures. ING and ABN Amro denied the accusation.

The aspiring trader filed suit for 43,220 (~$50,000). He arrived at this figure by projecting the gains he would have realized if he bought bitcoin at 330 (~$385) and sold at 2,500 (~$3,000 USD).

The Kifid ruling states that it does not consider this lack of ability to trade in any way relevant. Even if the banks refuse to perform a service, it isnt their responsibility to compensate clients. In addition, the ruling states that the complainant failed to demonstrate that the acquisition of bitcoin was rendered impossible because of the actions of the banks: He could have tried to work with another bank.

Both ING and ABN claimed that once the block had been lifted on his account, he could have purchased the bitcoins. They both claim that the unblocking of the account was delayed for security reasons and the fact that the customer had set their account preferences to deny telephone contact.

Ultimately, the ruling determined that the potential bitcoin trader had no one to blame but himself for not securing the 10 bitcoin and realizing any potential profits.

This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


Forget Bitcoin ETF, an ETN Already Allows US Investors to Invest in BTC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin ETF has been the big story of 2018 in the cryptocurrency space. But, a similar product already exists and with it, investors in US markets will be able to allocate more funds into the bitcoin market. Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs) in Sweden Nine companies have applied to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to Continued

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Horror moment US pastor is bitten by a deadly snake during a service leaving him drenched in blood "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Horror Video as US pastor is bitten by a deadly snake during a service leaving him drenched in blood
Cody Coots is the head of a Kentucky church where worshippers handle snakes and drink poison to prove their devotion to God

Horror Video as US pastor is bitten by a deadly snake during a service leaving him drenched in blood


Switching from a high-fat cellulose diet to a high-fat pectin diet reverses certain obesity-related morbidities. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nutr Metab (Lond). 2018 ;15:55. Epub 2018 Aug 6. PMID: 30093912 Abstract Title:  Switching from a high-fat cellulose diet to a high-fat pectin diet reverses certain obesity-related morbidities. Abstract:  Background: Reducing caloric intake is a proven intervention for mitigating and modulating morbidities associated with overnutrition. Caloric restriction is difficult to affect clinically, therefore, dietary interventions that ameliorate the adverse consequences of overnutrition in the presence of a high-calorie diet would be of value.Methods: Mice were fed an obesogenic diet containing 60% fat +10% cellulose (HFC), or a control diet containing 10% fat +10% cellulose (LFC) for 12 wks. Subgroups of mice were then switched from HFC to each of the following diets for an additional 5 wks: 1) 60% fat +10% pectin (HFP), 2) LFC or 3) 10% fat +10% pectin (LFP). To test for statistical differences, one-way or two-way ANOVAs were used with or without repeated measurements as needed.Results: In comparison to HFC, HFP prevented additional weight gain while LFC and LFP triggered weight loss of 22.2 and 25.4%, respectively. Mice continued on HFC experienced a weight increase of 26% during the same 5 wk. interval. After 12 wks, HFC decreased mouse locomotion by 18% when compared to control diet, but a diet switch to LFC or LFP restored mouse movement. Importantly, HFP, LFC, and LFP reduced fasting blood glucose when compared to HFC. Likewise, HFP, LFC and LFP improved glucose tolerance and decreased fatty liver by 37.9, 49.8, 53.6 and 20.2%, 37.2, 43.7%, respectively.Conclusions: Taken together, the results indicate that the dietary fiber pectin can mitigate some adverse consequences of overnutrition even in the presence of high-fat.

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Crochet Bunting Galore "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The latest from our creative corner are these buntings I made for the kids' shop. I played with colors and patterns and though they are finished I somehow feel I could add something more to make them really stand out. Upgrade planned for next week.
As for this week, it went away in a swoosh! I really hate August halving itself so fast. Did it go fast for you too?
We have the weekend all planned out and I will definitely share a glimpse of it in my stories. What are your plans for the weekend?


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Cyberpunk And Futuristic Street Photography By Adrian Martinez

Vibrant street photos by Adrian Martinez, a classical guitarist and self-taught photographer currently based between Los Angeles and Tokyo. Adrian focuses mainly on street photography. He shoots futuristic and neon colored urban, portrait, and architecture photography.


What If The Taj Mahal Was Attacked? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Flaxseed has a protective effect on the prostate epithelium in benign prostatic hyperplasia-induced animals. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Eur J Nutr. 2017 Apr ;56(3):1201-1210. Epub 2016 Feb 8. PMID: 26857761 Abstract Title:  Flaxseed reduces epithelial proliferation but does not affect basal cells in induced benign prostatic hyperplasia in rats. Abstract:  PURPOSE: This study aimed to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the effects of a flaxseed-based diet on the histoarchitecture of the prostate of normal Wistar rats and of rats with induced BPH.METHODS: The study included four experimental groups of ten animals each: casein control group (CCG), who were fed a casein-based diet; flaxseed control group (FCG), who were fed a flaxseed-based diet; hyperplasia-induced casein group (HICG), who were fed a casein-based diet; and hyperplasia-induced flaxseed group (HIFG), who were fed a flaxseed-based diet. Hyperplasia was induced by the subcutaneous implantation of silicone pellets containing testosterone propionate. After 20 weeks, the rats were euthanized and their prostate fixed in buffered formalin. Tissue sections were stained with HE, picrosirius red and immunostained for nuclear antigen p63. Histomorphometric analysis evaluated the epithelial thickness, epithelial area, individual luminal area, and total area ofprostatic alveoli.RESULTS: The mean epithelial thickness obtained for HIFG and HICG was 16.52  1.65 and 20.58  2.86 m, respectively. The mean epithelial thickness in HICG was greater than that in the other groups tested. HIFG had a smaller epithelial thickness and lower percentage of papillary projections in the prostatic alveoli. No significant difference was observed between CCG and FCG. The total area and mean alveolar area showed no significant differences between the groups. The number of cells immunostained for p63 was not significantly different between the groups evaluated.CONCLUSION: These results suggest that flaxseed has a protective effect on the prostate epithelium in BPH-induced animals.

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10 Powerful Things That Extend Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Differences in lifestyle patterns rather than mortality or health outcomes appear to have immense research potential in gauging life expectancy. How do patterns in thought, actions, supplements, and diet interact, synergize, or interfere with one another? Here's a look at 10 powerful things that influence our aging processes.


Orgonite: A Sexual Psyop Wilhelm Reich the Perverted Marxist Degenerate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

At a certain point there were people who became conscious of all these elements and the potential they had for political control.  In the sexual realm, Wilhelm Reich was a crucial figure.  His book The Mass Psychology of Fascism which came out in 1933 became the Bible for the use of sexual liberation as a form of political control. E Michael Jones on Dionysos Rising: The Cultural Revolution and the Spirit of Music (31:45)

Dr. Jones is talking about sexual liberation as a form of political control.  Reich was at the vanguard of this licentious movement, which later culminated into the zeitgeist of Free Love, the sexual revolution of the 60s.

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What began as the bondage of sin eventually became financial control and what ...


[promoted] Equity Trust Forges a New Path for Crypto-Based IRA Investments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Asset diversification has long been touted as a critical strategy for wealth building. This method of portfolio management, which traditionally involves a mix of stocks, fixed assets and commodities allows for maximum return at the least amount of risk an important element for retirement savings.

One company with a strong foothold in this investment space is Equity Trust, a financial services company that allows individual investors to diversify their retirement investment portfolios through asset class options like private equity, precious metals, tax liens and real estate among others. With over $25 billion in assets under custody and administration as of the end of 2017, Equity Trusts self-directed retirement accounts have become a viable option for entrepreneurial investors seeking control over their wealth building activities.

Merging the Worlds of IRAs and Crypto

Equity Trust recently launched a new digital asset platform that allows individual retirement accounts (IRAs) to invest in cryptocurrencies. It can be simple to open an account online through myEQUITY (its online account system), or investors...


Hydroalcoholic extract of flaxseed improves polycystic ovary syndrome in a rat model. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2018 Jun ;21(6):645-650. PMID: 29942457 Abstract Title:  Hydroalcoholic extract of flaxseed improves polycystic ovary syndrome in a rat model. Abstract:  Objectives: Herbal medicines are an alternative choice for treatment or controlling of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Effect of hydroalcoholic extract of flaxseed was evaluated on ovarian hormones and histological changes of uterus and ovary in a PCOS-induced rat model.Materials and Methods: Twenty four rats divided into four groups including negative control, positive control, PCOS and treatment groups. Positive control group received hydroalcoholic extract of flaxseed for 30 days. PCOS was induced by single intramuscular injection of estradiol valerate. Treatment group was treated with flaxseed extract 7 weeks after induction of PCOS for 30 days. Ovaries and uterus were dissected out and their sections were used for histomorphometric study. Levels of estradiol, progesterone, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) were measured in the serum.Results: In the treatment group, flaxseed extract increased level of progesterone (

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Gamer Made To Post "Cryptocurrency" For Milder Pre-Trial Detention In US DOJ Blackmail Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Martin Marsich was captured by the United States Department of "Justice" as he was attempting to travel to Serbia (archived). Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ordered Marsich to post an amount equivalent to 750,000 USD in cryptocurrency in exchange for being allowed pre-trial detention in the custody of a halfway house. The criminal organization known as the US Government is calling this blackmail offer a "release on bail" in an egregious abuse of that concept. Marsich is being accused of engaging in +EV gameplay in an online game following an FBI investigation.


Artist Ai Weiwei Uses Ethereum to Make Art About Value "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has partnered on a brand new art project that uses a set of newly minted ethereum based tokens. Motherboard reported Friday the Ai well known for his critique Of Chinas Communist government in addition to his art installations and pictures is working with Irish conceptual artist Kevin Abosch. Together, Ai and Abosch have generated two new tokens, freely distributable, in an effort to illustrate how worth is sensed and permeated in modern society. And it is an area which Abosch has already been working in bridging the worlds of art and cryptocurrency throughout his work like the The New York Times previously reported.

The project, dubbed PRICELESS, includes double tokens, one of which will be made publicly accessible to the extent which, theoretically, every person on the planet can own a fraction. The other token, based on Motherboard, is locked away and inaccessible to anyone. It is not about a potential for creating art, but, rather, to question the existing system and the capability to make a brand new system out of the established one, said Ai Motherboard. As Abosch mentioned to publication: From now on we are born, people try to ascribe value to people Oh, that boy is so filled with potential, or oh, that girl is worthless it is something that society does to us and it is something we all do to ourselves.

Our project is just another thing for hiring people with the hope that theyll spends a little bit more time thinking about the perversity of how most people ascribe value to things. . Wallet addresses holding nominal quantities of the PRCLS token have been published On paper and is sold to buyers, with every pocket address representing distinct priceless moments shared between Ai and Abosch, demonstrating the way the token may represent value. Ai shown in a meeting with Motherboard that, for me personally, blockchain is an opportunity to prepare a brand new system which can dismantle the old system, or at least provide a new chance for communication. . Ai Weiwei picture via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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Cryptocurrency Firm Pantera Capital Seeks $175 Million For Third Venture Fund "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pantera Capital, which has pioneered investments in cryptocurrency assets, has set its goal for its third venture fund at $175 million, surpassing the $25 million raised for its second fund and the $13 million from its first one, according to TechCrunch. A new filing for a Pantera venture fund offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Continued

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These pilot data suggest that a flaxseed-supplemented, fat-restricted diet may affect prostate cancer biology and associated biomarkers. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Urology. 2001 Jul ;58(1):47-52. PMID: 11445478 Abstract Title:  Pilot study of dietary fat restriction and flaxseed supplementation in men with prostate cancer before surgery: exploring the effects on hormonal levels, prostate-specific antigen, and histopathologic features. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: Dietary fat and fiber affect hormonal levels and may influence cancer progression. Flaxseed is a rich source of lignan and omega-3 fatty acids and may thwart prostate cancer. The potential effects of flaxseed may be enhanced with concomitant fat restriction. We undertook a pilot study to explore whether a flaxseed-supplemented, fat-restricted diet could affect the biomarkers of prostatic neoplasia.METHODS: Twenty-five patients with prostate cancer who were awaiting prostatectomy were instructed on a low-fat (20% of kilocalories or less), flaxseed-supplemented (30 g/day) diet. The baseline and follow-up levels of prostate-specific antigen, testosterone, free androgen index, and total serum cholesterol were determined. The tumors of diet-treated patients were compared with those of historic cases (matched by age, race, prostate-specific antigen level at diagnosis, and biopsy Gleason sum) with respect to apoptosis (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase [TdT]-mediated dUTP-biotin nick end-labeling [TUNEL]) and proliferation (MIB-1).RESULTS: The average duration on the diet was 34 days (range 21 to 77), during which time significant decreases were observed in total serum cholesterol (201 +/- 39 mg/dL to 174 +/- 42 mg/dL), total testosterone (422 +/- 122 ng/dL to 360 +/- 128 ng/dL), and free androgen index (36.3% +/- 18.9% to 29.3% +/- 16.8%) (all P

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City Flooded by Vandals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (via Facebook)

Museums honoring the contributions of minorities are common targets of white supremacy vandals in Donald Trumps America. In particular, sites memorializing African Americans have experienced an uptick in graffiti and destruction. Just last week, Hyperallergic reported that a sign marking Emmett Tills death was shot with four bullets on July 21; it was the third sign vandalized in a series of efforts made by the Emmett Till Memorial Commission to commemorate the boys death.

That same week, officials at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri found their building flooded after vandals cut through water pipes above the cultural institutions newly renovated Buck ONeil Education and Research Center. The museum estimated nearly $500,000 dollars in damages, putting the historical space in financial peril.

One month earlier, another Negro Leagues Baseball landmark faced destruction. A suspected arsonist set the home of pitching legend Satchel Paige on fire in late May, causing potentially irreparable damage.

The Education and Research Center at the museum was the latest addition to a large renovation plan that started in 2011 and has cost $4 million of an estimated $15 million thus far. Just months away from reopening, the museums first floor bore the brunt of flood damage.

There has been a community investment in this project that goes beyond finance, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick told the Bleacher Report. This was an investment of sweat equity. When we first started cleaning the building u...


The effect of flaxseed supplementation on hormonal levels associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Curr Top Nutraceutical Res. 2007 ;5(4):177-181. PMID: 19789727 Abstract Title:  The Effect of Flaxseed Supplementation on Hormonal Levels Associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Case Study. Abstract:  Flaxseed is a rich source of lignan and has been shown to reduce androgen levels in men with prostate cancer. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a common endocrine disorder among women in their reproductive years, also is associated with high levels of androgens and is frequently accompanied by hirsutism, amenorrhea and obesity. This clinical case study describes the impact of flaxseed supplementation (30 g/day) on hormonal levels in a 31-year old woman with PCOS. During a four month period, the patient consumed 83% of the flaxseed dose. Heights, weights, and fasting blood samples taken at baseline and 4-month follow-up indicated the following values: BMI (36.0 vs. 35.7m/kg(2)); insulin (5.1 vs. 7.0 uIU/ml); total serum testosterone (150 ng/dl vs. 45 ng/dl); free serum testosterone (4.7 ng/dl vs. 0.5 ng/dl); and % free testosterone (3.1% vs. 1.1%). The patient also reported a decrease in hirsutism at the completion of the study period. The clinically-significant decrease in androgen levels with a concomitant reduction in hirsutism reported in this case study demonstrates a need for further research of flaxseed supplementation on hormonal levels and clinical symptoms of PCOS.

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, ETC: Price Analysis, August 17 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrencies are currently pulling back from their lows. So, should the traders start buying at these levels or wait? Lets find out


Japanese People Guess What The Swastika Symbol Means And The Results May Shock You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mostly recognized as a symbol of antisemitism and terror because of its association with Adolf Hitlers Nazi party, the swastika is also an icon widely used in ancient religions in many parts of Asia to convey mercy or good fortune.

A simple search on google give you this meaning from Wikipedia; The name swastika comes from Sanskrit (Devanagari: ) and denotes conducive to well being or auspicious. In Hinduism, the clockwise symbol is called swastika, symbolizing surya (sun), prosperity and good luck, while the counterclockwise symbol is called sauvastika, symbolizing night or tantric aspects of Kali.

Thats why so many people have been more than surprised by the way the people of Japan might describe this symbol. Check out this video that has been going viral:

So if you just watched the video you will have discovered that in modern Japan, the swastika is referred to as manji (written as ), it has become popular among the youth, with schoolgirls often incorporating the symbol in selfies and photos posted on social media.

In its current usage, manji has come to mean a variety of things, according to Kotaku. For some, it is a catchphrase spoken while taking photos, like the word cheese in Western countries. There are also those who use it to describe a person with a playful or mischievous personality.

But others use the term to mean to appear strong, high class, or a pun on the Japanese word maji (), which means seriously or really. As a symbol, it is also used to represent a person running, a punctuation mark or express yay.



Defunct Nuclear Power Plant on California Coast Is a Fukushima Waiting to Happen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Carey Wedler at The Anti-Media

San Onofre, CA  A nuclear power plant in Southern California that was shut down in 2012 continues to leak radioactive material and poses a threat to nearby communities.

The aging San Onofre, located in San Clemente, CA, was shut down in 2012 amid a leak that occurred due to malpractice. According to a report released in 2016, the plant operated the reactor outside the allowable limits for pressure and temperature, causing the radiation leak that shut down the facility for good, the San Diego Tribune noted. The shutdown also launched extensive investigations that implicated both the power company and state regulators.

Though the plant is out of operation, it still stores 3.6 million pounds of lethal radioactive waste, and according to a worker who blew the whistle on the plant just last week, a near catastrophe just occurred. As local outlet the Dana Pointer reported, plant worker David Fritch explained what happened at a public meeting:

On 3 August 2018, a 100-ton canister filled with highly radioactive nuclear waste was being downloaded into a temporary transport carrier to be moved a few hundred yards from inside the plant to a storage silo buried near the world-famous San Onofre beach. As the thin-walled canister was being lowered into the transport cask, it snagged on a guide ledge four feet from the top. Crane operators were unaware that the canister had stopped descending and the rigging went completely slack, leaving the full weight of the heavy canister perched on that ledge by about a quarter-inch.

Had the ledge not held for the hour or more it took workers to realize and address the error, the thin-walled canister of highly toxic nuclear waste would have fallen 18 feet to the ground below.

Each canister reportedly has as much radiation as was released during the infamous Chernobyl nuclear disaster.



Why is Zcash 2.0 Sapling Release Important for Private Crypto Transactions? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The update included other minor fixes and additions to the Zcash network, including backport upstream improvements, various bug fixes, and an update to the mainnet checkpoints to improve the speed of initial synchronization.

What is Sapling and How Does it Improve Private Transactions?

Sapling is the next major upgrade of the Zcash network and is scheduled to go live on October 28th of this year. The update comes after two years of the Zcash team conducting a plethora of tests and updates in an effort to improve the functionality and performance of encrypted transactions.

The key feature of Sapling is that it takes Zcash closer to having fully shielded transactions, which will provide users a new layer of security and anonymity. Currently, Zcash transactions operate similarly to those of Bitcoin, in that the addresses are transparent. Shielding addresses requires a significant amount of computational power, which is incredibly expensive, but updates provided through Sapling will eventually lead to lower transactional costs, making shielded transactions much more cost efficient.

Zcash explains Sapling on their blog, saying:

Sapling is a network upgrade that introduces significant efficiency improvements for shielded transactions that will pave the way for broad mobile, exchange and vendor adoption of Zcash shielded addressesPayments involving the new Sapling z-addresses can be constructed in as little as a few seconds and with only 40 megabytes of memory. Exchanges, mobile wallet providers, vendors and other 3rd parties will now be able to support shielded addresses. The increased use of shielded addresses will improve the effective privacy for the entire network.

The Zcash team also emphasizes the importance of upgrading users Zcash software, explaining:

Keep your Zcash software updated, and....


U.K.-Based Crypto Facilities Adds Bitcoin Cash Futures to Its Offerings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

U.K.-based cryptocurrency futures exchange Crypto Facilities, which is regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, is adding a bitcoin money product to its own offerings, a news release shared on the exchanges website shows. Trading for the bitcoin money dollar Futures started today, August 17, 2018, in 4: 00 p.m. GMT +1 .The addition of the new contract will allow investors to take long or short positions in bitcoin cash, permitting them to broaden futures. BCH is a top 5 coin with a market capitalization of around $10 billion and we expect that our new contracts to market the evolution of the crypto markets by bring greater liquidity and transparency to the electronic asset class, Schlaefer commented.

Crypto Facilities rose to prominence in 2017 when it partnered with CME Group to establish the first bitcoin futures contract. Presently, Crypto Facilities forces Bitcoin CME CF reference rate index along with the CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index. The inclusion of the BCH futures comes on the heel of a Bitmain IPO, the crypto mining giant which supposedly holds over one Million Bitcoin Cash, worth almost $550 million in present exchange rate, based on Bitmains investor deck.

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Modified citrus pectin as a potential sensitizer for radiotherapy in prostate cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Integr Cancer Ther. 2018 Jul 25:1534735418790382. Epub 2018 Jul 25. PMID: 30043669 Abstract Title:  Modified Citrus Pectin as a Potential Sensitizer for Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy is one of the primary therapies for localized prostatic carcinoma. Therefore, there is an emerging need to sensitize prostatic cancer cells to chemotherapy/radiotherapy. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is an effective inhibitor of galectin-3 (Gal-3), which is correlated with tumor progression, proliferation, angiogenesis, and apoptosis.PURPOSE: This study was directed to evaluate the efficacy of combining ionizing radiation (IR) with MCP on PCa cells.STUDY DESIGN: Effects of treatments on PCa cells survival were evaluated using XTT assay, flow cytometry, and clonogenic survival assay. Expression of selected proteins was estimated using western blotting. Cell motility, migration, and invasion were determined. Contribution of reactive oxygen species production to treatment effects on cell viability was tested.RESULTS: Radiotherapy combined with MCP reduced viability and enhanced radiosensitivity associated with a decrease in Gal-3, cleavage of the precursor of caspase-3, increased expression of the pro-apoptotic protein Bax, and downregulation of DNA repair pathways, poly-ADP-ribose polymerase, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen. MCP significantly reduced the invasive and migratory potential of PCa cells. Combining sodium pyruvate with MCP and IR mitigated the effect on cell viability.CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrated that MCP sensitized PCa cells to IR by downregulating anti-apoptotic Gal-3, modulating DNA repair pathways, and increasing ROS production. For the first time the correlation between MCP, radiotherapy, and Gal-3 for prostatic cancer treatment was found. In addition, MCP reduced the metastatic properties of PCa cells. These findings provide MCP as a radiosensitizing agent to enhance IR cytotoxicity, overcome radioresistance, and reduce clinical IR dose.

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Bering Sea Elders Group Condemns Trump Administration Including Bering Sea in Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Leasing Program - Native News Online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bering Sea Elders Group Condemns Trump Administration Including Bering Sea in Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Leasing Program - Native News Online: BETHEL, ALASKA The following statement was released by the Bering Sea Elders Group on January 5, 2018:

The Bering Sea Elders Group strongly condemns yesterdays action by the Trump Administration to include the northern Bering Sea in their FiveYear Outer Continental Shelf Offshore Leasing Program. The Department of the Interiors Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has promised the Bering Sea Elders Group time and again that it would meaningfully consult with Tribes and communities on any proposal to drill in our regions waters, but yesterdays announcement indicates the Administration and BOEM have not listened to the unanimous opposition we have voiced. We told them that in person last October and again in writing, that there were 76 tribes in these regions opposed to this. The draft plan implies that Bering Sea communities were generally supportive of some oil and gas activity. This is not accurate and there is no evidence of this from Bering Sea communities. For decades, our people have opposed oil and gas activity and we continue to oppose it today.


Survival Medicine Hour: Tetanus, Hemostatic Agents, Crypto, More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Survival Medicine Hour: Tetanus, Hemostatic Agents, Crypto, More

SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR PODCAST Most of us have dutifully gone to get a Tetanus shot when we stepped on a rusty nail, but few have any real concept of what Tetanus is and why it is dangerous. Tetanus (from the Greek word tetanos, meaning tight) is an infection caused by the bacteria Clostridium Tetani. The []


Press Release: VA Governor Northam Dismisses Letter from His Environmental Justice Advisory Council Calling to Stay Pipeline Permits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Virginia- In response to a letter from his own advisory committee calling for a halt to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due in part to its disproportional impact on poor and minority communities, the assistant for Governor Northams press... Read More


DJI teaser for the Mavi PRO launch on August 23 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not only Panasonic and Nikon but also DJI will have a product announcement on August 23. Damn, they really will give me a heavy workload on that day :)

The post DJI teaser for the Mavi PRO launch on August 23 appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.


Russian Independent Electoral Watchdog to Pilot Blockchain for Voting System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russian NGO for clean elections is reportedly trialing a blockchain-based electronic voting system


Humidors - How To Keep Those Cigars Safe! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am now running three humidors and have a very simple arrangement to suit my needs. Typically, if you're just starting out with a collection, you will only need a basic humidor. I would suggest a budget cedar humidor, but they can be hit and miss on the lower end, so I can only recommend going for the simple and far less elegant tough box. Grab yourself a good hygrometer, the appropriate...

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How a Tokyo FOMO Family Invested in Bitcoin and Lost "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theres an issue, in Japan, with certain high income families being unable to save money. Heres the story of a Japanese household of four, living in the Tokyo Bay area, in a high-end tower apartment, repaying multiple loans and having unnecessary spending. Every month the household was using up their entire revenue and they couldnt pay the tuition for their daughters private school and high schools. Thats when bitcoin came into their lives.

Also read: The Psychology of the Cryptocurrency FOMO-FUD Cycle Has Been Weaponized

Tokyo Bay 60 Million Yen Tawaman Tower Mansion Tribe is Collapsing

How can we overcome paying our daughters schools and the familys big expenses? the family asks Mitsuaki Yokoyama, a financial planner. I started investing in crypto with 100,000 yen around the end of November last year, then the price rose by 2.5 times in just a month. So I got all excited and I invested 1 million yen more, but the price crashed so badly this year, and when I finally woke up from my daydream, I found out I had lost half of all my important savings, Masao Ikeuchi, a 42-year old company employee living in Tokyo said. With his spouse, Naoko, (a pseudonym), 42, he went to consult a financial planner. As the couple heard a husbands colleague saying there was a way to make money very easily, they decided to jump into bitcoin. They had a great start, but soon made losses to the point of no return. What the hell on earth happened? the couple questioned.



US Border Officials to Test Blockchain for Certificate Tracking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CBP plans to trial blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement and Central American Free Trade Agreement certificates.


Twisting Towers Named Winning Design to Build Australias Tallest Building "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Green Spine by UNStudio and Cox Architecture

Twisting twin towers known as the Green Spine will grace the Melbourne skyline, as UNStudio and Cox Architecture were named winners of the $1.4 billion Southbank by Beulah competition. Beating out five other shortlisted entries by top firms around the world, including MAD, BIG, OMA, and MVRDV, the Dutch-Australian team is on track to create Australia's tallest building.

Green Spine is a series of stacked vertical platforms with verandas and terraces to house greenery throughout. Each tower is topped by a public garden and a lower podium is aimed at engaging the public. The podium, which is composed of stacked platforms, connects the two towers and includes retail spaces, a school, a daycare center, a library, a cinema, and a rooftop public park.

The integration of civic spaces and elegant design helped push the design to the top. The concept offers landscape relief (green) within an area generally lacking in nature, place making, civic art, and cultural experiences, shared government architect and juror Jill Garner. The vertical village idea has a series of relationships and a grain that is beyond its architectural responseit taps into important social issues including ideas associated with the future of home/work/play.

The taller, 1168-foot (356-meter) tower will be entirely residential. By contrast, the smaller tower, which stands at 827 feet (252 meters), will house a hotel, restaurant, bar, and offices. In spreading more than 66,000 square feet (6,100 square meters) of usable space over two towers, UNStudio and Cox break up the impact on the skyline. And from a practical perspective, it allows the construction of each tower to function independently and in stages.



Pectin from Passiflora edulis shows anti-inflammatory action as well as hypoglycemic and hypotriglyceridemic properties in diabetic rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2011 Oct ;14(10):1118-26. Epub 2011 May 9. PMID: 21554121 Abstract Title:  Pectin from Passiflora edulis shows anti-inflammatory action as well as hypoglycemic and hypotriglyceridemic properties in diabetic rats. Abstract:  Flour made from Passiflora edulis fruit peel has been used in Brazil to treat diabetes. This study evaluated the effects of pectin from P. edulis on rats with alloxan-induced diabetes, on myeloperoxidase release from human neutrophils, and on carrageenan-induced paw edema. In the experiments on carrageenan-induced paw edema, paws were dissected for hematoxylin-eosin staining and immunohistochemistry determinations of tumor necrosis factor- and inducible nitric oxide synthase. Male Wistar rats were divided into the following groups: diabetic controls and diabetic treated with pectin daily for 5 days (0.5-25 mg/kg orally). Glibenclamide and metformin were used as reference drugs. Forty-eight hours after alloxan administration, bloodmeasures were determined (before treatment) and again 5 days later (after treatment). Pectin decreased blood glucose and triglyceride levels in diabetic rats. Pectin also decreased edema volume and release of myeloperoxidase (0.1-100 g/mL). It also significantly decreased neutrophil infiltration and partially decreased immunostaining for tumor necrosis factor- and inducible nitric oxide synthase. In conclusion, these data indicated that pectin, a bioactive compound present in P. edulis, has potential as a useful alternative treatment for type 2 diabetes. Its anti-inflammatory properties are probably involved in its antidiabetic action.

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Theo Jansens New Strandbeest Roams the Beach Like an Undulating Caterpillar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this summer artist Theo Jansen (previously) revealed UMINAMI, a new addition to his series of wind-powered strandbeests. The kinetic sculpture is much thinner than previous iterations, and is made without hinging joints so it does not need to be lubricated when roving along the sandy shore. The fabricated creature seems to imitate the motion of a crawling caterpillar, producing an undulating movement as it sweeps across the beach. You can watch other strandbeests in motion on Youtube. (via Laughing Squid)


EA Hacker Ordered to Post $750,000 Bail in Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A man who stands accused of illegally accessing the secure network of well-known gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) was arrested in San Francisco National Airport on Aug. 8 attempting to board a flight to Serbia. EA is responsible for games like FIFA, Battlefield, and Star Wars Battlefront and manages assets in excess of $8.5 billion. Martin Marsich, 25, made Continued

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20+ Creative Iron-On Patches For Adding Personality to Your Clothes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Iron-On Patches

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While you might associate iron-on patches with punks, hippies, or even boy scout uniforms, theyve become a popular and stylish way for anyone to update their wardrobe and express their personality. Whether you want to decorate a classic denim jacket or update an old pair of jeans, iron-on patches come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to suit any garment. And with so many talented artists turning their illustrations into embroidered appliqus, theres plenty of extraordinary embellishments to choose from.

In this list, weve included something for everyone. For example art enthusiasts will find Van Gogh-inspired patches, a Frida Kahlo appliqu, and a textile homage to Yayoi Kusama. Animal lovers will enjoy an adorable French bulldog, a floral cat design, and even a lobster. And for those who dream of the mysteries of outer space, check out the cosmic snake patch, the glittering shooting star, and the rainbow UFO.

How to iron on patches

Embroidered iron-on patches are best suited to most fabrics, including polyester and cotton. However, its not possible to apply heat to waterproof or elastic material, as its likely to melt. Once applied, the patch is permanently attached to the garment and can even be machine-washed without damaging the designprovided you make sure to turn it inside out.

Step 1: Set your hand iron to the hottest temperature setting. Note: Do not use steam during application.
Step 2: Place your embroidered patch on the desired position...


Shocking Aerial Photos Highlight Wealth Inequality in Cities Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Unequal Scenes by Johnny Miller

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When we first brought you Johnny Miller's Unequal Scenes, the photographer was using aerial photography to highlight wealth disparity in South Africa. Now, he's branched out to countries around the globe, using a drone to call attention to the income differential that often sees new tennis courts adjacent to abandoned lots.

Since 2016, Miller has captured around 100 photographs in South Africa, India, Tanzania, the United States, and Kenya. The project was born from Miller's time in South Africa, where he moved to study for a master's degree in anthropology. Startled by the tin shacks he saw around him, which give way to affluent neighborhoods, he began using his camera to force people not to turn away from issues of wealth inequality.

The images that I find the most powerful are when the camera is looking straight downwhats known as nadir view,' looking at the actual borders between rich and poor, Miller tells My Modern Met. Sometimes this is a fence, sometimes a road, or wetlandswith small shacks or poor houses on one side, and larger houses or mansions on the other. Whatever it is about the composition of those photographs, they are extremely powerful to people. I think the images make inequality relevantpeople can see themselves reflected in the images, and its deeply unsettling.



Privada Cigar Club "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am going to take this time to shamelessly promote the only cigar club I believe to be worthy of my own money. I know, it's not easy deciding what cigars you might like. I also know you can spend a great deal of time and money investing in cigars (I'm up to well over $3,000 myself) with many hours researching to find a great deal on cigars, or bidding on auction sites to try to save a few dollars. Hey, it's your money --you should get what you are paying for.

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The Pedo-Popes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[Reprinted with Permission] Fathers of the Church:  Saint Wolfgang and the Devil Thousands of pedophile priests have molested minors in the US since 1950, but the church has only paid about $2 billion in damages. Below: Wolfgang und der Teufel (Saint Wolfgang and the Devil) panel of Pachers Kirchenvteraltar (Fathers of the Church altarpiece, c. []


U.K.-Based Crypto Facilities Adds Bitcoin Cash Futures to Its Offerings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Regulators Greenlight Bitcoin Futures

U.K.-based cryptocurrency futures exchange Crypto Facilities, which is regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, is adding a bitcoin cash product to its offerings, a press release shared on the exchanges website reveals. Trading for the bitcoin cash-dollar (BCH/USD) futures began today, August 17, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. GMT +1 (11:00 a.m. EST).

The addition of the new contract will enable investors to take long or short positions in bitcoin cash, allowing them to "broaden [their] investment opportunities" and hedge investment risks. The contracts join a list of derivatives currently offered by Crypto Facilities, which includes Bitcoin, Ripple XRP, Ether and Litecoin futures.

At launch of the litecoin futures, CEO of Crypto Facilities, Timo Schlaefer, said there was strong client demand for the product and he believes the "LTC-Dollar futures contracts will increase price transparency, liquidity and efficiency in the cryptocurrency markets."

Now, in rolling out BCH futures, Schlaefer claims that the new offering will bring even more liquidity and exposure to the maturing market.

"We are pleased to be expanding our cryptocurrency derivatives offering with the launch of BitcoinCash [sic] futures. BCH is a top five coin with a market capitalization of around $10 billion and we expect our new contracts to spur the evolution of the crypto markets by bringing greater liquidity and transparency to the digital asset class, Schlaefer commented.

Crypto Facilities rose to prominence in 2017 when it partnered with CME Group to launch the first bitcoin futures contract. Currently, Crypto Facilities powers the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate Index and the CME CF Bitcoin Real-Time Index.

The addition of the BCH futures comes on the heels of a Bitmain IPO, the crypto mining giant that allegedly holds more than 1 million Bitcoin Cash, worth nearly $550 million at the present exchange rate, according to Bitmain'...


World Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Undisputed Queen of Soul "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Aretha Franklin Tribute

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The world lost a legend on August 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. She died in her home in Detroit surrounded by loved ones.

Franklin had a profound impact on the music industry, and she redefined the role of women (particularly black women) in pop music. Her incredible talent and passion for her work are evident in songs like Respect and I Say a Little Prayer, which have undoubtedly been included on the soundtracks of many lives. These hits, along with many more, lead her to become the most charted female singer in Billboard history and the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Rolling Stone sums it up best by calling her the greatest singer of all time.

As many mourn her death, the family released a statement through Franklins longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts, they said. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.

We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters, and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.

Former President Obama helped to articulate why the loss of Franklin is so acutely felt. Aretha helped define the American experience, he tweeted. In her voice,...


CIGARS - Free Premium Cigars "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Do you like to smoke premium cigars? If "yes", then keep reading. If "no", then I suppose you're in the wrong place.

I would share this in our Clubhouse so only our Survival Monkey supporters can see it, but I realized we have a number of Monkeys who are trustworthy and are not supporters. I wanted to offer this openly and honestly because I really like the idea of sharing great cigars.

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Artist Ai Weiwei Uses Ethereum to Make Art About 'Value' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ai Weiwei and Kevin Abosch is looking to blockchain to start a conversation on the value of human life.


Crypto Trading Fees a Major Revenue Driver Despite Market Decline "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Top analysts from major money management firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. believe that revenue from crypto trading fees will double in 2018, despite declining interest and prices in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether.

Bernstein Suggests Crypto Trading is the Next Big Thing

New York-based global asset management firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. has released a new report titled Crypto Trading the Next Big Thing is Here? In the report, analysts claim that fees generated from the buying and selling of crypto assets was responsible for as much as 8 percent of what established, traditional exchanges generate in fees, despite the emerging cryptocurrency market being in its infancy.

The total fees amassed at the largest exchanges alone top $1.8 billion in revenue, so its no surprise that Wall Street is showing some signs of interest in getting their slice of the pie. Bernsteins estimates are based on trading fees only and was calculated using daily volume data from CoinMarketCap, CBOE, and other sources.

Lead analyst for Bernstein, Christian Bolu, believes as the crypto asset class matures, additional opportunities including custody and asset management services will be too profitable for traditional firms to ignore.

Big Players Touting Substantial Growth While Loss Leaders Play Catch-Up

As part of Bernsteins report, the firm estimates that San Francisco-based Coinbase dominates the market with 50% of all transaction revenue. Bolu claims that unless Wall Street soon dips their toes into the space, Coinbase could reach an unassailable competitive position. Coinbase overshot its revenue expectations by over $600 million in 2017 due to bitcoins mainstream attention, generating a record $1 billion in revenue for the year.

Another competitor and newcomer to the space is a perfect example of just how profitable cryptocurrency trading can be. Binance, which enjoys some of the highest trading volume among all exchanges, saw an increase quarter over quarter from $7.5 million to $200 million in 2017, and is projecting $1 billion in revenue for 2018.......


Mining Round-Up: Nvidia Shares Drop, College Students Mine on Campus "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mining Round-Up: Nvidia Shares Drop, College Students Mine on Campus

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency mining, Nvidia has witnessed a drop in its share price after announcing an unexpectedly modest earnings outlook partly driven by reduced demand for mining hardware. Also, the World Digital Mining Summit has been scheduled for late September in Tbilisi, Georgia, and reports continue to surface detailing opportunistic students using college electricity to mine crypto.

Also Read: Chinese Courts Face Hundreds of Crypto Cases, Struggle with Rulings

Nvidia Shares Drop After Reduced Crypto Sales Fuel Declining Profits in Q2

The price of Nvidia stock fell by 6 percent on Thursday following the announcement of lower-than-expected revenue guidance. Despite the bearish response, the company reported better-than-expected...


Festival: Dont Want to Be in Photos? Put a Red Dot on Your Forehead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A festival in the Netherlands has come up with a strange response to the EUs new GDPR privacy laws: its asking attendees who dont want to be photographed to opt out by putting a red dot on their forehead. reports that the event organizer H&L first introduced the policy at its Haarlem Culinair culinary festival earlier this month. It was detailed (and illustrated) in a terms and conditions flyer that was distributed:

Rule #12 states (translated): You give permission for photos and videos taken on the site to be used for publication purposes. [] If you really do not want to be recognizable in photos or video, you can get a red dot from the organization and stick it on your forehead. [] It may also be a lipstick dot.

Of the 70,000 visitors to the end, a total of 3 attendees reportedly opted to wear red dots on their forehead.

We have house rules at events. One of these is that we take photos and publish them on Facebook, for which visitors give permission, Henny Leeflang of H&L tells De Telegraaf. If you do not want that explicitly, we have come up with the red dot.

When someone with a red dot on their forehead is discovered in photos, the festival organizers will edit the images to make their faces unrecognizable.

H&L says the new policy is a lighthearted response to new privacy laws, and that it plans to use the same policy at another food event later this month.



Malaysias Pakatan Harapan coalition marks its first 100 days in government "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It has been 100 days since the Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition took over the reins of government in Malaysia after its surprise election victory in May.

Barisan Nasional was swept out of power by an electorate that had had enough of massive government corruption and a constantly rising cost of living.

It was the first time since Malaysia gained its independence from Britain in 1957 that the ruling coalition lost an election.

After an initial period of post-election euphoria, Malaysians have witnessed the high drama of the former prime minister Najib Razak being arrested and charged with breach of trust, abuse of power, and money laundering.

They have heard the director of the federal commercial crime investigation department, Amar Singh, reveal that the total value of items seized in raids on residences linked to Najib has been estimated at between 900 million and 1.1 billion ringgit.

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A View From the Easel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The 111th installment of a series in which artists send in a photo and a description of their workspace. Want to take part? Submit your studio just check out the submission guidelines.

Reniel Del Rosario, Berkeley, CA (site)

This is my Berkeley studio. The left side of the photo shows my painting section, far back is my sculpture side, and to the right is my drawing/watercolor portion. The desk is my planning and relaxation area, but Ill be honest, its also a clutter collector for books, treasured objects, stationary, and brushes. The outside (seen through the window) is the host to canvas stretching, messy experimentation, and lung and/or liver abusing.

I engage in a cyclical rhythm in my studio: paint; wait for paint to dry; hop over to sculpture; make a clay form; let it harden; skip over to drawing; make some marks; loop back to painting; switch the one Im working with; grind pigments; prepare a board for hide glue; etc. When I know Ill be taking a break, I always leave obnoxious neon-green notes on the work with my current thought (needs more yellow, cover up this ugly mark, just wait, etc.). This way, theres something to look at when I return to see if I really wanted that change. Im always happier to work on one project after another.  Thats why the center is emptier than the rest of the space its my dance floor.

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Zcash Sets Stage for Sapling Upgrade With New Software Release "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

He wrote. Sapling had triggered on testnet, but as changes have been made to the consensus rules your node will automatically roll back and move on the Overwinter testnet branch before Sapling activates at the new height. . The v2.0.0 software upgrade includes experimental support for remote procedure calls by which code may execute on a remote computer as if it were known as locally but full support wont be available till the 2.0.1 release. It also fixes an error that slowed some nodes syncing into the network when attacking peers. The purpose has been introduced to mitigate against a class of attack from Sprout nodes, Bowe wrote.

The brand new software instead simply ignores invalid transactions. The Sapling upgrade is intended to dramatically reduce the storage needs for personal transactions and upgrade the blockchains zk snarks cryptography to make it even more secure, as previously reported by CoinDesk. Both part ceremony to create the parameters required to reestablish the blockchain was finished Tuesday, having run since Nov of last year. Announced in another blog post, the group said that completing the procedure concludes the largest multi party computations ever performed. . The zcash team started releasing software patches for Sapling earlier this year. Zcashs past Overwinter hard fork, implemented in June, was anticipated to be a type Of trial run for Sapling, and contained a number of software improvements. Zcash image via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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Crypto Mining Firm Receives Bomb Threat Over Noise Level "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A bomb threat was delivered to a Norwegian cryptocurrency mining firm for sabotaging the peace with noise this past Saturday. Kryptovault, a crypto mining company with facilities in a number of cities in Norway, have reported receiving threats following a local newspaper reported on its work, according to Yahoo Finance. The bomb threat said that if youre enlarging crypto mining and filling the country with noise, then you are going to be sabotaging the peace. Im threatening to ship you a few explosives, in accordance with the report. Kryptovault controlling your stresses manager Gjermund Hagesaeter said the anonymous note was sent to local authorities, whore taking the entire issue seriously indeed.

Noise complaints about the noise level of mining operations from nearby residents was a reoccurring problem for Kryptovault. Back in June, Vakdalposten newspaper reported that the firm hosted consultation meetings with neighbors at the city of Dale as an effort to cure ongoing frustrations. Nevertheless, given the current turn of events, fresh assessments are being drawn on the course action required to be taken to guarantee the safety of the Kryptovault facilities and employees. In reality, talking with Yahoo Finance, Hagesaeter disclosed that among their 3 cities of operation, Dale is way more accessible to potential intruders.

Consequently, employees within the city have been cautioned to be on their toes in case of any abnormal action moving ahead. Mining is becoming an increasingly rewarding activity for personal businesses around the globe given increased consumer need for crypto assets like bitcoin. In the exact same time, the action demands more host of energy intensive computations consuming large quantities of energy, that some propose only incentivize the need for renewable energy solutions. Alarm image via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain information, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the greatest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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Super Herb: Ten Reasons to Use Curcumin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

While the database contains evidence for the potential therapeutic use of curcumin in over 700 conditions, these ten are some of the most compelling applications. 

1) Depression

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Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Struggling to Puncture $6,500 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The bitcoin price on Friday gained momentum towards $6,500-area, only to find itself unable to puncture through it. The BTC/USD slipped towards 6236-fiat on Bitfinex yesterday but regained much of its value during the early Asian trading session today. The upside correction extended as far as 6558-fiat, but fell short of bullish sentiment and pushed Continued

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A Beginners Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres a concise beginners step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.

1. Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges of the frame and evaluate whether any people or objects (for example vehicles) might enter the image during the exposure time.

2. Lock the camera down on a sturdy tripod. Attach the camera remote.

3. If your lens has Image Stabilization or Vibration Reduction, it is best practice to turn these off so that no incidental camera shake is induced with the camera on the tripod.

4. Focus. It is recommended to manually focus the image. I suggest using live view mode to ensure that the image is correctly focused. If autofocus is used, make sure that this is turned off once correct focus is achieved.

5. Using the Aperture Priority mode, set the depth of field required for the scene. Using the lowest ISO, take a test image and make a note of the resulting shutter speed calculated by the camera. It may be useful to check the histogram to make sure that the captured image is correctly exposed. Where incorrectly exposed, use exposure compensation to adjust the exposure and take another shot if necessary.

6. Attach the desired Neutral Density (ND) filter. Take extra care not to move the focus or lens barrel when attaching the filter.

7. Calculate the revised shutter speed based on the strength of the filter attached. This is calculated by doubling the shutter speed for each stop of light reduced. The aperture and ISO should remain unchanged.

8. If the resulting shutter speed is under 30 seconds then put the camera onto Manual Mode and dial in the revised settings. Where the shutter speed is beyond 30 seconds then the camera needs to be in Bulb Mode with the desired aperture. The shutter speed will be controlled with a remote.

9. Cover the viewfinder so that no ambient light can enter the camera and cause light-leak on the image.

10. Turning on the mirror lock-up option, take the image using the remote. An alternative to mirror lock-up is to put the camera into live-view mode and take the image.

11. Once the image has been captured, review it and check the histogram for correct exposure, and zoom in to check the focus is sharp.

12. If the image is under or overexposed, increase or decrease the shutter time where appropriate and take another image.......


Hold Your Noses! The Worlds Most Ancient Cheese Found in Egyptian Tomb "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The ancient cheese looked like this, but 3,300 years older and likely a million times moldier. (image via Pixabay)

Imagine being so old that the American Chemical Society (ACS) devotes an entire press release to your very existence, describing you as a solidified whitish mass. Are you mortified? Well thats how a piece of cheese must have felt yesterday when the ACS announced Dr. Enrico Grecos lactic discovery inside the tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis in Egypt during the 13th century BCE. The chemical scientist at Catania University in Italy believes it is the most ancient solid cheese ever found.

The tomb was initially unearthed in 1885 by a group of treasure hunters who ransacked the spot, taking innumerable riches but not the cheese! While most of the plundered artifacts found their way into museum collections across the world, the dairy product remained well hidden in a canvas fabric deep inside the underground lair, whose location was soon obscured by the shifting desert sands. It would take another 125 years for archaeologists from Cairo University to uncover the tomb again, finding several finely preserved stelae in its confines but still no cheese!

To cut the researchers some slack but not the cheese (Im sorry) Ptahmess tomb is over 70 meters long and features an impressive assortment of chapels. There is also evidence that some of its pillars were reused for churches during the countrys Christian period. Unfortunately, none of the tombs hieroglyphs appear to mention what Ptahmess favorite cheese was. (Given the rank age of our existent sample, though, I would presume blue.)

But whats most ghastly about this cheese (besides its 3,300-year-old age) is that researchers could not determine what kind of milk it was made from. Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry indicate that the sample was either made from cow, sheep, or goat milk. Obviously, there is a vast canyon of difference in tas...


Hisham Echafaki New Mural in France "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

London based artist Hisham Echafaki spent some time in Burgundy, France where he painted a new mural depicting a gigantic Ibera turtle.

Initially known for his intricate surrealist compositions with trompe loeil effects and three dimensional paintings, the contemporary artist braved the intense canicule to paint this hyper realistic turtle. Strong advocate and protector of the fauna and flora, Hisham Echafaki wanted to pay tribute to one of the endangered species as well as a nod to a Hermann turtle, member of the village since the past 45 years.

The project is curated by Butterfly Art News and can be seen in Place Aristide Briand, Saint Aubin Chateauneuf (89110) in Val dOcre, France.

See more pics of the work in progress.

Photo Credit: Butterfly Art News



John Lennon Fans Protest His Killers Possible Release as Parole Hearing Nears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

It was a crime that shook the world nearly 40 years ago. John Lennon was gunned down in front of his New York City apartment building by a deranged fan, Mark David Chapman. Chapman has been behind bars since the crime, but will soon face a parole board. Lawmakers and fans gathered at Lennons Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park. They were protesting Chapmans possible release. InsideEdition.coms Mara Montalbano ( has more.


How to Photograph Bugs in Front of a Sunrise "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ive been taking photos for a long time. That said, I got into the bad habit of taking tons of disjointed photos. That is, I was not thinking of my work as project-based nor was I using my photos to really tell stories. Over the last few years, however, Ive engaged in more project-based work. Last summer, I created several photo stories of various insects and this summer, I tried something entirely new a photo series depicting insects and spiders awakening to the sunrise.

There are a few reasons bugs are great subjects to photograph at sunrise. First, insects, spiders, and other invertebrates are ectothermic, meaning they derive their body heat from external sources. In other words, invertebrates need sunlight to warm up and get moving. Finding and photographing bugs at sunrise often means that they are slow and sluggish, making them a bit easier to photograph.

Another advantage of photographing invertebrates early in the morning is dew. When conditions are right, dew forms on still insects like moths and on surrounding plant material and this makes for wonderful photographs. For the purpose of my Early Risers photo series, the addition of the sunrise in each photo is a highlight.

How I Did It

Equipment: For this photo series, I used my Canon 70D with a reversed Canon EF 40mm /2.8 STM pancake lens and a Vello Macrofier Reverse Mount Adapter with my cameras onboard flash and a Graslon Spark Flash Diffuser. This setup offers a 1.2:1 magnification ratio and its lightweight, low profile, and easy to maneuver with just one hand while your other hand helps hold steady your subjects. This is the same setup I use with most of my macro work.

Technique: To shoot each photo, its important to not shoot in direct sunlight (you could damage both your eyes and your camera). I position myself so Im shooting sunlight filtered through trees or shrubs. It takes a bit of guesswork to position the sunlight in the frame of the camera. Where you position the sunlight in your viewfinder is not exactly where it will be in your final shot, but with some practice, it gets easier.



Illegal Rubber-Stamp of Keystone XL Stalled as Federal Court Orders Full Environmental Review "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

'Illegal Rubber-Stamp' of Keystone XL Stalled as Federal Court Orders Full Environmental Review

By Jessica Corbett

Rejecting what critics have called the Trump administrations illegal rubber-stamp of the Keystone XL pipeline, a federal court in Great Falls, Montana has sided with opponents of the project and mandated a full environmental impact review for the proposed route.

The court saw through the sham fast-track environmental review that TransCanada and the State Department were trying to shove past Nebraska landowners and Tribal Nations.
Mark Hefflinger, Bold Alliance

This is a huge win for the landowners and Tribal Nation members whose water and environment would be forever threatened by this dangerous tar sands project, declared Jackie Prange, senior attorney at Natural Resources Defense Council.

The court saw through the sham fast-track environmental review that TransCanada and the State Department were trying to shove past Nebraska landowners and Tribal Nations, responded Mark Hefflinger of Bold Alliance. Well continue to stand together against this tar sands export pipeline that threatens our land, water, and climate at every opportunity, and at every public hearing during the new court-ordered review of Nebraska.



P2P Markets Report: Record-Breaking Volume Across VEB, ARS, and PHP Markets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

P2P Markets Report: Record-Breaking Volume Across VEB, ARS, and PHP Markets

The peer-to-peer BTC markets of numerous emerging markets have witnessed significant action this past week, with the Localbitcoins markets of Venezuela, Argentina, and the Philippines posting record weekly fiat trade volume. The P2P markets of Tanzania and the Dominican Republic also saw notable surges in trading activity.

Also Read: Huobi Launches Partner Exchanges in Russia, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Canada

Venezuela and Argentina Witness All-Time High Fiat Volume for P2P Trade

P2P Markets Report: Record-Breaking Volume Across VEB, ARS, and PHP MarketsA number of Latin American P2P BTC markets have witnessed an upsurge in trading activity this past week, with Venezuela and Argentina setting new records for the fiat value of weekly trade volume on Localbitcoins, according to C...


Let's learn about Set and its unique functionality in JavaScript "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dont be a duplicate or else Set will catch you


ES2015/ES6 gave us a lot of useful tools and features, but one that stands out the most for me is Set. Its not used to its full potential. I hope to convince you of its worth with this article, so that you can reap the full benefits of this beautiful utility.

So what is Set, you ask?

The Set object lets you store unique values of any type, whether primitive values or object references., MDN.

Set removes duplicate entries.

Basic Functionality

Whenever you want to use SET, you have to initialize it using the new keyword and pass in an initial iterable data, leave it blank or null.

All valid ways to initialize set.
const newSet1 = new Set();
const newSet2 = new Set(null);
const newSet3 = new Set([1, 2, 3, 4, 5]);

Set utilities/methods

add, like its name suggests, adds new entries to the newly initialized Set const. If at any time a duplicate value gets added to the set, it will be discarded using strict equality.

const newSet = new Set();
// chain add functionality
newSet.forEach(el => {
// expected output: C
// expected output: 1
// expected output: H

has checks to see if the value that you pass in exists in the newSet const. If the value does exist, it will return the Boolean true, and itll return false if it doesnt

const newSet = new Set(["A", 2, "B", 4, "C"]);
// expected output: true
// expected output: true
// expected output: false

clear & delete are two of the most important functionalities of Set if you want to either remove all entries or delete a specific value.

const newSet = new Set(["A", 2, "B", 4, "C"]);
// expected output: true


Coinbase Patent Shows Exchange Is Refining Security for Bitcoin Payments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A patent by U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase proposes a new encryption mechanism for further securing Bitcoin (BTC) payments


Ad Valorem Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Censorship Is What Happens When Powerful People Get Scared Only the weak hit the fly with a hammer. Bangambiki Habyarimana Anyone who tells you the recent escalation of censorship by U.S. tech giants is merely a reflection of private companies making independent decisions is either lying or dangerously ignorant. In the case of Facebook, the []


Canon IS vs Sony IBIS: Which Image Stabilization is Better? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Sony a7R III is a feature-filled camera that Im sure many of us would consider to be one of the best currently available on the market. One of its very useful features is IBIS or in-body image stabilization. This feature helps prevent motion blur in your images by moving the sensor to compensate for unintentional vibrations and movements.

In practical uses this means you can shoot with relatively slower shutter speeds and still produce sharp images, preventing the need to increase the ISO. The great thing about having stabilization on the sensor is that its effective on pretty much any lens you put on the camera.

Canon, on the other hand, does not currently offer any camera with sensor stabilization. Their reason for this is because they believe stabilization in the lens is more effective because its designed specifically for the lens in question. For that reason, I decided to compare Canons lens IS against Sonys IBIS to see which one is actually better.

To begin with I started with comparing the Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS on the Canon 5DS R vs the Sony 28mm f/2.0 on the...


Canada Bans Bee-Killing Neonics While US Moves Backward "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jessica Corbett

While the Trump administration recently moved to roll back a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in U.S. wildlife refuges, conservationists are celebrating Canada for recognizing the overwhelming body of scientific evidence on neonics and phasing out these dangerous pesticides.

SEE: Trump Reverses Ban On GMOs And Bee-Killing Pesticides In Refuges

This is a really huge decision.
John Bennett, Friends of the Earth Canada

These bee-killing pesticides pose a serious threat to public health, the environment, and our entire food system, declared Tiffany Finck-Haynes, a senior food futures campaigner for Friends of the Earth U.S., applauding the Canadian governments new policy.

Canadas Pest Management Regulatory Agency on Wednesday unveiled plans to phase out two of the three main neonics curr...


Breaking: Russia Deploys 2 Nuke Bombers To Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Paul Begley YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now. also also Russia deployed 2 Nuke Bombers to Alaska also also Help Us Spread the Word also also also also also also also


Food VS Gold in SHTF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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5 Signs That Global Financial Markets Are Entering A Bear Market, And 11 Ways That You Can Get Prepared For The Chaos That Is Coming "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse

We havent seen carnage like this in the global financial marketplace in quite some time. On Wednesday, U.S. stocks were down some, but things were much, much worse around the rest of the world. Global banking stocks are plunging, emerging market stocks are cratering, and emerging market currencies continue their stunning decline. This represents a dramatic change from the relative stability that we have seen throughout most of 2018. It is almost as if someone flipped a switch once the month of August began, and the shakiness of global financial markets has many investors wondering what trouble fall will bring. What we are witnessing right now is not a full-blown panic yet, but it definitely has the potential to turn into one.

The term bear market is being thrown around a lot lately, but a lot of people dont understand what a bear market actually is.

A bear market is generally considered to be when we see a decline of 20 percent or more from the 52-week high, and after the carnage of this past week a lot of those thresholds are now being crossed.

It would probably be too early to call this a global stock market crash, but we are well on the way to getting there.  The following are 5 signs that global financial markets are entering a bear market

#1 Global stocks have now fallen beneath all key moving averages. Those key moving averages are important psychological thresholds for investors, and if we have a few more days like Wednesday we could see global financial markets go into full panic mode.

#2 European banking stocks have now officially entered a bear ma...


Wall Streets Crypto Caution Risks Coinbase Gaining Unassailable Position "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency trading revenue is primed to explode within the near future, and Wall Street is running out of time if it hopes to stop industry giant Coinbase from gaining an indomitable market position. Writing in a new report titled Crypto Trading the Next Big Thing is Here?, analysts at market research firm Sanford C. Continued

The post Wall Streets Crypto Caution Risks Coinbase Gaining Unassailable Position appeared first on CCN


Analysts: Crypto Trading Revenue Could More Than Double in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new report from analysts Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. claims that revenue generated by cryptocurrency exchanges could more than double to hit $4 billion in 2018


Hasselblads XV Lens Adapter Lets You Use V Lenses on the X1D-50c "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hasselblad has launched its new XV lens adapter, which lets you mount old V system lenses on the new X1D-50c medium format mirrorless camera.

The XV adapter, which Hasselblad says bridges its legacy and its future, supports Hasselblads full lineup of C, CB, CF, CFI, CFE, F and FE lenses it adds compatibility for over 60 lenses that range in focal length from 30mm to 500mm.

The lenses function solely using the X1D-50cs electronic shutter since no lens shutter control is possible when pairing the two generations of gear.

You can purchase the Hasselblad XV lens adapter now through the Hasselblad website for $249 with free shipping.


Thought crimes: Argumentum ad baculum, and then some "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Much that we are now observing is the hallmark of fascism in censorship by force and its appointees are basing their actions upon logical fallacies as in the Argumentum Ad Verecundiam presented herein and elsewhere in their other arguments. Modern totalitarians do not at first crush dissent by force; to do so would be to []


Jewels in the Night Sea: Luminous Plankton Captured in the Dark Waters of the Osezaki Sea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Larval fish of Dendrochirus, all images copyright Ryo Minemizu

Larval fish of Dendrochirus, all images copyright Ryo Minemizu

Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji. To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements dont disturb the surrounding organisms.

Plankton symbolize how precious life is by their tiny existence, he explains. I wanted other people to see them as they are in the sea, so it was my motivation from the beginning to shoot plankton underwater, which is quite a challenge. Most plankton are small, and their movements are hard to predict.

His solo exhibition Jewels in the Night Sea begins a three-city tour at Canon Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo from August 20-29, 2018. It will then move to Cannon galleries in Nagoya and Osaka from September 6-12 and September 20-26, 2018. You can see more of Minemizus underwater photography on Instagram and...


Crypto Mining Firm Receives Bomb Threat Over Noise Level "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A bomb threat was sent on Saturday to Kryptovault, a Norwegian cryptocurrency mining company, for disturbing the peace.


Did Bitcoin Bottom Out at $5,800 and is This the Beginning of a New Rally? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In merely three days, the Bitcoin price has recovered from $5,850 to $6,500, leading the entire crypto market to rebound by a large margin.

Followed by the establishment of Bitcoins newly found momentum, tokens and small market cap cryptocurrencies have risen by absurdly large margins, by around 30 to 80 percent in the past 48 hours.

As NewsBTC reported earlier today, on August 17, the price of China-based cryptocurrency VeChain rose by more than 50 percent as other tokens including Ontology and ICON recorded solid 30 percent gains.

Has the Market Reached its Bottom?

A strong case can be made, despite the expectations of prominent investors such as BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes and Susquehanna digital asset lead Bart Smith for another large drop in the value of Bitcoin, that the cryptocurrency market has reached its bottom.

Weekly gain of Bitcoin, price chart provided by Coinbase

Both Hayes and Smith have said throughout the past week that Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market are due for another correction before initiating a mid-term rally, as they need to stabilize and establish a foundation to support the next bull rally.

However, the market has not seen such a large recovery since April, when the price of Bitcoin rebounded from $5,900 to $10,000, and the increase in the valuation of the crypto market over the past three days was supported by a rapid recovery in the value of tokens.

From July and August, the price of most tokens including Ontology, VeChain, and ICON have fallen by nearly 80 percent against Bitcoin, which also fell by more than 40 percent on its own. Due to the instability and volatility in the public cryptocurrency exchange market, investors were reluctant towards investing in high-risk high-return trades.

In the past three days, the trend has reversed, followed by a shift in the momentum of tokens. Ethereum-based tokens, which have performed poorly against Bitcoin and the US dollar throughout July and August, recorded m...


Be Wary of the Wellcome Photography Prize "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Wellcome Trust is the worlds second largest charitable trust with an endowment of approximately 23.2 billion (~$30 billion). For the past 20 years, it has produced a photo contest called the Wellcome Image Awards, and this year, it rebranded the contest as the Wellcome Photography Prize.

The Prize is free to enter, and images can be submitted into one of four categories. Each category winner receives 1,250 while the overall winner receives a prize of 15,000 (~USD$19,000). Furthermore, the winners and shortlisted entries will be displayed at the Lethaby Gallery of the University of the Arts London.

My company, Photoshelter, has evaluated contests for many years, and the Wellcome Photography Prize passes muster on several fronts: no entry fee, big cash prize, and an exhibition.

But the terms and conditions (T&C) are onerous:

Copyright holders grant to Wellcome a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licensable right to copy, adapt, distribute, perform and use their images in any media (including social media, online and print) in connection with Wellcomes charitable mission, including in relation to all promotional activities for the prize and for commercial purposes. Copyright holders will be credited and Wellcome will offer the copyright holder a reasonable fee should Wellcome make use of their image on merchandise which gen......


How to set up a Git client in just a few minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today were going to talk about Git. Youre going to learn what Git is and how to set up a Git client on your computer.

What is Git?

Imagine youre playing a game. In this game, you can create save points. When you die in the game, you need to load your game and continue from your save point.

If you didnt create a save point, you would start all the way at the beginning of the game again. Thats not a fun experience, so it's always a good idea to save your game.

Git is like a save point system for your work. You can create save points. In Git we call each save point a commit.

When you create a commit in Git, you can load your work from that commit. If you create five commits, you can load your work from any of these commits.

Choosing a Git Client

Many people teach you how to use Git with a command line, but that can be scary for beginners.

Were going to throw away the command line and use applications to help you get started with Git. These applications are also known as Git clients.

My favorite Git Client is Tower. It is extremely powerful. The only downside to Tower is it costs $55.20 each year. If youre new to programming, you might not want to start with Tower. You might want to try a free application instead.

Here are some good free apps:

  1. Sourcetree
  2. GitKraken
  3. Fork

Sourcetree is probably the best free app out there. It is good and has features on par with Tower. But Sourcetree can be buggy, and you might not be able to resolve the errors yourself. (I tried, and I couldnt).

GitKraken is another popular app that many people like. I believe GitKraken is too fancy, and focuses on the wrong things, though.

Fork looks clean and simple and is pretty good to get started with. Its in beta right now, so its free, but you might need to pay for it later.

Im going to show you how to setup Fork.

Setting up Fork

Heres the Welcome screen when you open up Fork for the first time:

It will as...


Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an increase in GDP is a gain or a loss.

External costs are huge and growing larger. Historically, manufacturing and industrial corporations, corporate farming, city sewer systems, and other culprits have passed the costs of their activities onto the environment and third parties. Recently, there has been a spate of reports with many centering on Monsantos Roundup, whose principal ingredient, glyphosate, is believed to be a carcinogen.

A public health organization, the Environmental Working Group, recently reported that its tests found glyphosate in all but 2 of 45 childrens breakfast foods including granola, oats and snack bars made by Quaker, Kellogg and General Mills.

In Brazil, tests have discovered that 83% of mothers breast milk contains glyphosate.

The Munich Environmental Institute reported that 14 of the most widely selling German beers contain glyphosate.

Glyphosate has been found in Mexican farmers urine and in Mexican groundwater.

Scientific American has reported that even Roundups inert ingredients can kill human cells, particularly embryonic, placental and umbilical cord cells.

A German toxicologist has accused the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the European Food Safety Authority of scientific fraud for accepting a Monsanto-led glyphosate Task Force conclusion that glyphosate is not a carcinogen....


BPA-Free, but Not Toxic-Free "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Consumers are demanding BPA-free products, but the alternatives are no safer. Action Alert!

The word is out about bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that is commonly used in drinking containers, childrens toys, and other plastic products: its been linked to diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, and altered prostate and neurological development, among other illnesses. Unfortunately, the alternatives that industry is using are no safer, despite the BPA-free marketing ploysbut federal regulators continue to protect the chemical industry by refusing to ban these dangerous compounds.

The chemical industry has, in response to consumer demand (and an FDA ban of BPA in plastic baby bottles), used bisphenol-S (BPS) to replace BPA. However, reports indicate that BPS is just as toxic as BPA. Studies have found that even small amounts of BPSas little as one part per trillioncan disrupt cellular functioning and impair brain development.



A quick introduction to Block Element Modifiers (BEM) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Block Element Modifier

Hi there! So you want to gain a better understanding of BEM? I guess if you are reading this, you may not know what BEM stands for. In case you dont, its an abbreviation for Block Element and Modifier.

What is BEM?

BEM is a design methodology that helps you to create reusable components and code sharing in front-end

This means that BEM is a system of methods that helps you write your HTML and CSS code so that it is simple to reuse and share with other parts of your code.

BEM in action.

So now you know the definition of BEM, but you might not know how it looks or how it works. As I stated earlier, BEM is an abbreviation, so lets take a look at each of those words and what they mean.


A block refers to any entity that can stand alone and still make sense. Examples of blocks are header, input, and checkbox. Examples of things that are not blocks are header titles, an item in a list, or a label for a checkbox.

If we should remove the text that labels a radio input and put it on its own, itll no longer make sense.

Look at this:

If the part thats outlined becomes separated into individual blocks, they would no longer make any sense to the user.

This is a true separation into blocks:

If I removed any one of these blocks and threw it away, the other block will still make some sense to the user. Though, in this case, it wont be useful to the user because its a radio button instead of a checkbox.

Its important to look at a block as any combination (or a single HTML tag) of several elements (or other blocks) in a way that it makes sense to the user when placed alone.


An Element should be a little easier to understand now, since I explained it when I talked about Blocks. Those parts of a block which have no semantic meaning outside of the block are elements.

Lets look at the this again:

The highlighted parts are elements, because they help define what the block is.

The code fo...


Landmark Monsanto payout over possible Roundup cancer link divides Australian farmers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tralee Snape (above) believes her non-Hodgkins lymphoma was caused by the chemical glyphosate. (ABC Rural: Josh Becker) When a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289.2 million to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, currently dying of non-Hodgkins lymphoma due to his use of Roundup, it worried some Australian farmers but relieved others. Because a growing number of them want a []

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UK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

UK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures Contracts

The UK-based cryptocurrency futures exchange, Crypto Facilities, has announced the launch of the first Bitcoin Cash Dollar (BCH/USD) futures. Crypto Facilities is regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the new BCH futures products will join the firms other crypto-based contracts at 4 pm UK time on Friday, August 17th.

Also read: Handcash Launches Pop A New BCH Point-of-Sale Companion Application

Crypto Facilities Bitcoin Cash Futures to Help Spur the Evolution of Cryptocurrency Markets

Bitcoin Cash proponents were excited to hear about a new futures market offered by the regulated UK firm Crypto Facilities. Bitcoin Cash Dollar (BCH/USD) futures will be added to Crypto Facilities lineup of bitcoin core (BTC), ripple (XRP), litecoin (LTC), and ethereum (ETH) contracts.

We are pleased to be expanding our cryptocurrency derivatives offering with the launch of Bitcoin Cash futures, Timo Schlaefer, CEO of Crypto Facilities told

BCH is a top five coin with a market capitalisation of around $10 billion and we expect our new contracts to spur the evolution of the crypto markets by bringing greater liquidity and transparency to the digital asset class.  



Photos of Zookeepers as the Animals They Care For "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For the past few years, the Minnesota Zoo has been celebrating National Zookeeper Week in mid-July by shooting a set of lighthearted photos in which the zookeepers recreate photos of the zoos animals.

Our dedicated zookeepers are starting to resemble the animals in their care, the zoo says.



Potomac Pipeline: MD enviros announce legal action "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Governor Hogans Dangerous Potomac Pipeline Cleared Important Regulatory Hurdle Groups Fight Back

Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Potomac Riverkeeper Network Request Rehearing of Federal Approval of TransCanadas Proposed Fracked-Gas Pipeline Underneath the Potomac River

WASHINGTON, DC Today, environmental groups requested a rehearing for a key permit that was recently issued for a highly controversial fracked-gas pipeline known as the Potomac Pipeline. This pipeline is set to be built underneath the Potomac River, threatening the drinking water of millions of residents who rely on the Potomac as a drinking water source.

The permit, issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), was called into question by two FERC commissioners who raised concerns about the agencys examination of the pipelines impacts on climate change. Commissioner LaFleur also voiced concerns  about the impacts from a closely related pipeline under construction in West Virginia.  These are among the issues the groups raised in their rehearing request.

From the very beginning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan put his thumb on the scale in favor of building this pipeline. He coordinated with the Canadian-based company behind the project, TransCanada (which owns Columbia Gas), to exempt the risky drilling process for this pipeline from state oversight. Hogans Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) then failed to carry out a thorough water certification process under the Clean Water Act, under which the department would have had the authority to reject the pipeline.

The Potomac Pipeline would run through sensitive karst geology underneath the Potomac River, making it more likely that a leak or explosion could happen during and after construction. It would also deepen our dependence on fossil fuels and lead to an expansion of fracking in Pennsylvania. Fracking wells leak the powerful greenhouse gas methane into the air, making it as bad or worse for global warming than coal.

Anne Havemann, G...


How To Get Ready for a Rapidly Spreading Wildfire "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Prepare wildfire - How To Get Ready for a Rapidly Spreading Wildfire

By Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition

Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on Saturday and more are expected.  New York Times

The fire season has been in full force for several weeks, now. Fire season is brought on by both seasonally (in some areas) and unseasonably dry weather with ignitable material. Currently, there are wildfires burning in several states in the West and Southwest. Some of the main states experiencing heavy wildfire activity are Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Interactive maps can give you a view of areas now suffering from the advent and spread of wildfires. One of the problems besides the hundreds of thousands of acres burning and the losses of life, property, and forests with wildlife is the smoke. The drifting squalls of smoke are carried eastward by the prevailing Westerly winds and everyone downwind from the fires path is subjected to smoke inhalation.



On tape: Wind and solar leaders plead for MD legislation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MD Wind and Solar Businesses Appeal to Lawmakers and Grassroots to Expand Renewable Portfolio Standard

Leaders say two environmental nonprofits are outliers and calls to end RPS could hurt wind and solar employees

ANNAPOLIS, MD This week, top leaders in The Maryland wind and solar industries called on state legislators and grassroots activists to embrace a bill that would rapidly expand Marylands renewable electricity standard.

The leaders Andrew Gohn of the American Wind Energy Association and Cyrus Tashakkori of the Maryland Utility-Scale Solar Energy Coalition  pointed to the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) as the key to success for Marylands wind and solar industries thus far. They explained that expanding the RPS further would lead to continued expansion of the wind and solar industries, creating thousands of new jobs in Maryland.

Listen to the conference call recording in full here.

There is broad consensus that the RPS incentivizes construction of new wind and solar plants. However, two recent reports from Food & Water Watch (FWW) and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (CPSR) have contradicted this broad consensus.

During the conference call, Gohn and Tashakkori explained how these outlier reports used outdated information to come to the wrong conclusions. For instance, the CPSR report continually references data from 2016 to claim that 46 percent of the energy incentivized by the RPS is brown energy, or energy from burning black liquor or trash. But in 2020, the RPS will incentivize 80 percent carbon-free energy, with only 20 percent going to brown sources. And by doubling the RPS through the Clean Energy Jobs Act, this makeup will be 94 percent clean by 2030.

They also explain why the criticism of unbundled Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) is misguided. Theres a mountain of evidence that RECs incentivize renewables, Gohn said on the call, pointing to independent analyses from the Brattle Group as well as from national labs like Lawrence Berkeley.  Just about everybody agrees that RPS policies have been the thing that has driven new renewables in the region. Tashakkori referenced an analogy he also made in a recent B...


How to build a single page application using server-side Blazor "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In this article, we will create a Single Page Application (SPA) using server-side Blazor. We will use an Entity Framework Core database. Single-Page Applications are web applications that load a single HTML page. They dynamically update that page as the user interacts with the app.

We will be creating a sample Employee Record Management System. We will perform CRUD operations on it. A modal popup will display the form to handle user inputs. The form will also have a dropdown list which will bind to a database table. We will also provide a filter option to the user to filter the employee records based on employee name.

We will be using Visual Studio 2017 and SQL Server 2017 for our demo.

Let us look at the final application:

What is Server-Side Blazor?

The release 0.5.0 of Blazor allows us to run Blazor applications on the server. This means that we can run the Blazor component server-side on .NET Core. A SignalR connection over the network will handle other functionalities such as UI updates, event handling, and JavaScript interop calls.

For more information, refer to my previous article on Understanding Server-Side Blazor.


  • Install the .NET Core 2.1 or above SDK from here
  • Install Visual Studio 2017 v15.7 or above from here
  • Install ASP.NET Core Blazor Language Services extension from here
  • SQL Server 2012 or above.

Visual Studio 2017 versions below v15.7 do not support the Blazor framework.

Source Code

Get the source code for this application from GitHub.

Important Note :

This article is valid for Blazor 0.5.0 release. The server-side Blazor might undergo breaking changes in future releases of Blazor.

Creating a Table......


Gateway to Heaven SPOTTED? Frenzy as 'choir of angels seen in sky' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

AN entrance to Heaven has been spotted in the clouds, according to outrageous claims circulating online. 


Monsanto Appeal Attempt Fails as California Lists Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Monsanto Appeal Attempt Fails as California Lists Glyphosate as Known Carcinogen

The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear a challenge to a key provision of the states landmark chemical consumer-disclosure law, Proposition 65, brought by Monsanto. The chemical maker was seeking to force California to remove glyphosate, found in the companys Roundup products, from the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens.

This decision leaves in place lower court decisions upholding a provision of the voter-approved initiative that allows outside expert scientific findings to be considered when adding chemicals to the public list of carcinogens.

It also follows a landmark verdict last Friday that awarded Mr. Dewayne Johnson $289 Million in damages from Monsanto. It was found that the use of Monsantos Roundup weedkiller caused Mr. Johnson to get cancer.

Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in the United States and the world. It is also the most widely used pesticide in California, as measured by area of treated land. An analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity found that more than half of the glyphosate sprayed in California is applied in the states eight most-impoverished counties.

Monsanto doesnt have the right to decide which scientific experts are permitted to inform the public about cancer-causing chemicals. By refusing to consider this case, the Supreme Court has...


Capital One Seeks Blockchain Patent for Collaborative Authentication Tool "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

U.S. Banking giant Capital One is working on using blockchain technologies to usher in much user authentication methods more convenient and secure for cases like banking security. At a continuation of a patent application submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office back in June 2017, Capital One sets out a blockchain system which will obtain, store and recover encrypted user authentication information, based on a filing released Thursday. The suggested idea is described as a distributed, non reputable record of authentication interactions which allows users to authenticate themselves over multiple platforms, but restricts how much personal info is shared between them.

Essentially, the technique retrieves identification information on an individual when they commence the authentication process. The system will authenticate or refuse the user according to the received authentication info, but the user information itself is kept securely on the blockchain. The claimed invention is stated to possibly decrease time and resource burden for institutions when on new clientele. In addition, the filing adds, itd be a boon for users that might resent having to repeatedly authenticate themselves as they move between different institutions.

Therefore, Capital One says, both associations and clients might therefore benefit from a collaborative authentication system which handles authentication interactions for numerous institutions. One business focused use case for your innovation is stated as fulfilling statutory or regulatory conditions, like Know Your Client requirements, which most financial institutions around the globe are legally mandated to abide by to decrease the potential risk of cash laundering. Capital One picture via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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California Judge Orders Accused Hacker to Pay Bail in Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Serbian and Italian national has been ordered to pay bond in cryptocurrency while he faces charges that he hacked the computer network of a San Francisco, California game firm. Based on a news release from the US Attorneys Office, a Federal Bureau of Investigation investigation found that a person, later declared to be Martin Marsich, he had breached the gaming firms network, gaining access to about 25, 000 accounts through which users may buy in game things.

In addition to allegedly using stolen info to sell and buy in the game objects, Marsich is accused of promoting access to the accounts on black marketplace web sites, in total causing claimed losses of $324, 000 to the corporation. The company apparently closed the affected accounts following the intrusion was detected, the report says. The accused made an original look in the federal court in San Francisco, California on Aug. 9, after reportedly being detained at San Francisco, California International Airport while attempting to board a trip to Serbia. In the hearing, Magistrate Judge Corley stated Marsich might be released to a halfway home on the condition that he hands over bond of cryptocurrency to the value of $750, 000.

Based on a report from The Daily Post report, District Attorney Abraham Simmons stated it was probably not the very first time cryptocurrency had been permitted to be set up for bond, since judges could accept other assets like real estate. Simmons was quoted as saying: It really is rather broad. The judge can order just about anything. What the objective is to bring the defendant to adhere to an order to appear afterwards. Marsich faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250, 000 if found guilty, the prosecutors office says. Handcuffs and bitcoin picture via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet which strives for the highest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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BREAKING Irans General Soleimani Threatens USA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Iranian General Qassem Soleimani Threatens White House


Lion Shaped Mountain: Muddy Travelers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In Sierra Leone, humans and chimpanzees are being pushed closer and closer together


A new issue of Forum "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new issue of Forum has just been published. It contains a series of articles about Labours plans for a National Education Service. It goes without saying that in general  Labours policy should be welcomed, but some of its post-16 proposals are more problematic. In one of the contributions, Patrick Ainley and myself explain why Continue reading A new issue of Forum


What If KSI Fought Floyd Mayweather? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Coinbase Files Patent for Direct Bitcoin Payments System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crypto exchange Coinbase recently filed for a patent detailing a new system to enable online users to make Bitcoin payments more securely. The patent, filed on August 14, will allow users to make payments directly from their Bitcoin wallet. The patent cites the issue of customers being required to compromise on the security of their Continued

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Breaking Cataclysmic India Foods 164 Dead Thousands Stranded "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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UK Watchdog Warns of Crypto Scams Using Prestigious London Addresses as Smokescreen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The U.K.s financial watchdog warns of crypto investment scams that use elite London addresses or celebrity images as smokescreens


Cancer researcher at OSU up to nine retractions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A cancer researcher and emeritus professor at The Ohio State University has retracted four more papers, bringing his total to nine from a single journal. The four retractions of work by Samson Jacob appear in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, from which Jacob retracted five papers in March. The original papers one of which Continue reading Cancer researcher at OSU up to nine retractions


How to become more than a coder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

just do it

This post is about how to become more than a coderhow to make more of your potential, to stretch yourself, to do more, and achieve more. This could mean finally building that website or app that youve always wanted to. Or giving your first talk at a meetup. Or entering that work hackathon even though youre swamped with your day job. Or learning new skills and transferring to a more interesting project.

Ive been a professional engineer for about 12 years. For the last 5 or 6 years, Ive worked in full-time innovation teams, working with emerging technology, new concepts, new products, and generally having the time of my life. I get asked to give numerous talks each year. I make my own apps independently. And Ive just started my own company on the side to make games, something Ive always wanted to do.

I have friends in other tech firms with great engineering jobs who tell me that while they enjoy what theyre doing, theyd much rather be working on new, creative stuff. Not all of them think like this of course. Some think my job is just playing with the toys while the real engineers do the real work!

I have other friends who are unhappy in their engineering roles. Theyre stuck on legacy systems, or theyre bored of writing yet another API with same boilerplate code as usual, or they just arent interested in the actual product theyre building.

In this post, Ill outline some advice on how I believe you can achieve more.

my desk may not help my its serious work argument

Coding is not just 9 to 5

I dont mean that you need to work longer hours. I mean that you could be coding and creating outside of your day job. My main pass times are:

  • Spending time with my family
  • Creating

I make apps because theyre my favorite type of coding. I love making something that you can use easily on your smartphone. I enjoy making them, and I learn as I do so. Over the last year, Ive also started making Alexa Skills, mainly to impress the kids when ALEXAAAAAAAA does something Ive built for it!

I often talk to engineers who dont touch their laptops outside of the office. I wonder how will they find time to become more than what theyre supposed to do in work, how will they learn about new technologies or concepts?

I think a lot of people agree with me. My post on side-projects, One hour of side-project coding a daya New....


Zcash Sets Stage for 'Sapling' Upgrade With New Software Release "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Privacy coin zcash is gearing up for its upcoming "Sapling" hard fork with the first release of compatible network software.


Sony Tops US Market in Full-Frame Cameras, Launches Be Alpha Campaign to Celebrate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Sony has just announced that it's topped the U.S. market for full-frame mirrorless cameras, following a trend of professional photographers moving away from DSLRs. Four out of every 10 full-frame mirrorless cameras sold in the United States are by Sony, with the Japanese firm coming in number one both for units sold and dollars through the first half of 2018.

Within the overall mirrorless market Sony has held the number one position for over six years, and now its four full-frame models are coming into their own. Its Alpha Universe website and Sony Alpha Instagram account, which just hit 1 million followers, has helped create an active community of photographers who are spreading the word about the a7S IIa7 III , a7R III , and a9

The news couldn't come at a better time, with Sony launching its Be Alpha campaign. Be Alpha aims to connect creators, photographers, and videographers with a series of community events. As an off-shoot, Be Female will be focused on leveling the playing field for women in photography through grants, mentorships, events, and career advancement forums.

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You know what, at least Turnbull tried his hardest. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Actually, he didnt. Turnbull didnt give the job of PM 100%. eg. On the election trail, hed duck off early cause he wanted to hang out with his grandkids visiting from overseas. Elections are tight windows. Zillions spent on them. To do nothing less than convince the nation to entrust you to be its leader. Journos following him around were shocked by how meh his effort was.

At least he was humble.
Actually, he wasnt. Turnbull constantly acted like he was put upon. That his constant failures were someone elses fault. eg. His childish speech blaming everyone when his win was paper-thin on election night.

At least he had integrity.
Actually, he didnt. eg. Turnbull said in 2009: I will not lead a party that is not as committed to effective action on climate change as I am. He folded on doing anything about climate change immediately. Doing everything to prop up coal, spread lies about coals future, support Adanis coal mine, poo poo renewable transitions. He knew what a danger climate change was and never used the powers as PM to do anything about it. That is blood on your hands stuff.

Turnbull has been a waste of all of our time. A waste of our time, however, in the most profound darkest sense. The 2010s have been called the critical decade for climate action. If we dont transition off fossil fuels now, were toast. He squandered this time we had left. Even though he knew, he knew, the consequences. 

Words cannot express what a betrayal, what a piece of garbage, what a waste, Turnbull turned out to be.


Comical Dad Bods and Dogs Calendar is Helping Rescue Dogs Find Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dad Bods Rescue Dogs Calendar by Ricki Beason

Its only August, but were already looking forward to the beginning of 2019 thanks to an adorable (and rather hilarious) calendar project by photographer Ricki Beason. Titled Dad Bods and Dogs Calendar, the collection of twelve images feature men with so-called dad bods posing next to lovable rescue dogs. The pups all come from three different Dallas-based animal rescue organizations: The Love Pit, Rescue Row, and Astasias Angels Animal Rescue.

Taking a different approach to the usual hunky men calendars, Beason decided to photograph everyday good guys. She explains, We want to epitomize the true bond between man and mans best friend. From pups and pals lounging by a pool to a comical 4th of July cookout, each image captures typical dog dad scenarios.

Beason is dedicated to promoting pup adoption through her photography. And while some of the dogs featured in the calendar have already found new forever-homes, there are still plenty of pups waiting to be adopted. The photographer reveals, My hope with this calendar is to bring a smile to the face of the person who buys it on a daily basis. I want people to see rescue dogs for the fun-loving rascals that they are in hopes that more people will want to adopt these goofballs.

You can pre-order your own Dad Bods and Dogs Calendar via Beasons website. Orders will begin to ship in September 2018. All proceeds go directly to the three associated animal rescue organizations.

Photographer Ricki Beason created the hilarious Dad Bods and Dogs Calendar, featuring men with so-called dad bods posing next to lovable rescue dogs.



CBS: 5G cellphone towers signal renewed concerns over impacts on health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This year, wireless carriers began installing millions of cell towers across the country to enable the new, faster 5G cellphone technology. But, should you be concerned? Are there any legitimate health concerns? Because if there are concerns, that tower outside your bedroom window is going to be generating lots of RF, 24 hours a day, []

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Deep dive into Scope Chains and Closures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How Scope chain and closures work under the hood with examples.

Photo by Anurag Harishchandrakar on Unsplash

Understanding Scope and Closures in JavaScript

To dig deep and get the information you need, think like a journalist. Ask the six main questions: who, what, why, where, when, and how. If you can answer all these on a particular subject, then you have garnered the essence of what you need to know.

Before we get to closures, we have to have an understanding of scope.

First, if you know what [[scope]] (double bracket scope) is, then this article isnt for you. You have more advanced knowledge and can move on.

The what

What is scope and why does it matter?

Scope is the context environment (also known as lexical environment) created when a function is written. This context defines what other data it has access to.

Put another way, scope is about access. Does the function have the ability to look up a variable for execution or manipulation, which variables are visible?

There are two types of scope: local and global. Scope resolution, or finding what variables belong where, starts at the innermost context and proceeds outward until the identifier is found. Lets start small

var firstNum = 1;
function number() {
var secondNum = 2;
return firstNum + secondNum;

The when, why and how execution context

When function is invoked, it forms a new execution context. What is an execution context? Well, just as we have two types of scope, we have two types of execution context. They are a global execution context and a function execution context.

The global context is always running. In the case of a browser environment, it only stops when the browser is closed. When we call a function, we place that functions execution context on top of the global execution context. Hence the terminology we stack them.

JavaScript is a single threaded language, which means it can do only one thing at a time. When we call a function, the previous execution context is paused. The called function is on the top and it is then executed. When that finishes, it is popped off the stack and then the older execution context is resumed. This stack of execution is what keeps track of the position of exec...


NYU Announces Free Tuition For All Current and Future Medical Students "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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At the start of every school year, New York University welcomes its incoming medical students with a White Coat Ceremony, a special event that supplies future physicians with their signature smocks. This year, however, they were given more than just garments, as it was also announced that all students would be granted free tuitionregardless of need or merit.

Effective immediately, this scheme will cover the annual fee of $55,000 for all current and future medical students. As the first top 10-ranked medical school in the country to waive tuition costs, NYU hopes to act as a catalyst for transforming medical education nationwide.

This surprising decision has been made in light of a shocking statistic: every year, around 62% of NYUs School of Medicine graduates are saddled with debt. Last year, these outstanding payments totaled an average of $184,000 per person, prompting many new doctors to forego fields like family medicine and pediatrics for higher-paying positions. By offering these full-tuition scholarships, however, NYU hopes to encourage new doctors to follow their passionsand not the paycheck.

Our full-tuition scholarships make it possible for aspiring physicians to choose a specialty based on their talent and inclinations to better serve the communities who need it most, and to more easily pursue scientific breakthroughs that improve how we care for patients. We aim to turn the best and brightest future physicians into leaders with the potential to transform healthcare.

See the incoming NYU Langone Medical School students react to the surprising special announcement.

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Scarlet Sins of the Social Realm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Matthew 4 (KJV) 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, Ironically, we will begin in a church Did you notice on the day of Harrys and Meghens royal wedding that the Windsor Castle had the proud flag waving? Oh yes! It was []


Community Empowerment Program: Real Stories and Real Results "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I recently visited Westmoreland County, PA, to participate in a field trip with Earthworks Community Empowerment Project (CEP) team members Leann Leiter and Sharon Wilson. Leann and Sharon were visiting the area on behalf of community members looking to record and document pollution from oil and gas operations with Earthworks state-of-the-art Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera.

The oil and gas industry and the government use OGI cameras to detect leaks and so do we. Earthworks uses the same camera models they do, and we have certified camera operators. Earthworks staff travel to facilities that appear to be making little or no effort to rein in their pollution, and we use these videos to file official complaints with state and national regulators, and to help communities do the same.

Gillians Story

Upon arriving in Harrison City, PA, we met with Gillian Graber, founder and Executive Director of Protect PT, a local group working to protect residents of the Penn-Trafford school district (and beyond) from the harmful effects of oil and gas facilities.

Drawn to Westmoreland County by the mix of rural agricultural land and residential neighborhoods, Gillian hoped to raise her children in a safe community with good schools and clean air.

After settling down in the area, she learned of a recent local ordinance re-zoning local agricultural land. This zoning allowed industrial use of previously rural land, much of which sits adjacent to homes, schools, and parks. Gillian feared not only for her familys health, but for the thousands of other area residents so she founded ProtectPT, educating the local community and advocating for responsible and safe industry.

Driving around the county, we visited at a local resident with a compressor station across the street from his home. He told us about pollution so bad that just 45 minutes of exposure less than the time it takes to cut the grass could cause nausea. And its not that surprising. The facility is literally feet away from his front door and we filmed some horrifying emissions there. Can you imagine not being able to spend time in your own front yard?

Gillians story is not unique.

CEP has visited 1,127 facilities across the country, filed 120 complaints, and interviewed dozens of people. The team has documented stories and created a website with a map of OGI videos and complaints.

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CME Futures Partner Releases First Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crypto Facilities adds Bitcoin Cash to existing altcoin futures options


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SELCO: My Experience with Precious Metals During a Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last week, I read with interest the explanation for preppers about gold and silver. It was very informative and brought back some memories of my experience with precious metals, Read the rest

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Crazy freezer idea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

what about putting your food reserves in a deep freezer then filling with water and freeze the whole thing? That way your food would last a lot longer. You would put your food you use first and then work your way down as the ice melted. The only draw back I can see you would need your food to be in sealed containers to keep the water out. Things that would not float like bags of rice or sealed cans would work. I bet if you kelp the door closed things would be ok up to a month at least. What...

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Lexar Memory Cards are Coming Back from the Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back in June 2017, Micron announced that it would be discontinuing its entire Lexar removable storage business that included memory cards, readers, flash drives, storage drives, and more. A few months later, the Chinese company Longsys swooped in and acquired the brand. Longsys now says that Lexar will be returning from the grave.

Now a Longsys-owned business, Lexar announced this week that its resuming full production of its products and will begin shipping to major retailers again this fall.

The product lineup will include memory cards, card readers, solid state drives (SSDs), and USB flash drives geared toward professional photographers and other creators.

Im extremely excited to re-introduce the Lexar brand to our worldwide customers, says Lexar CEO Huabo Cai. Lexar is dynamic, has superior research and development capabilities, and has a deep understanding of our customers needs. At the same time, we are confident that we can expand the Lexar business successfully in different markets globally.

For more than twenty years of innovative development, Lexar has been a world-renowned brand in the field of flash memory and trusted by bringing unparalleled storage experience and creating unequivocal value for business users and consumers.

Longsys says that high-performance and exceptional reliability will continue to be the cornerstone of the Lexar brand.

Lexar says that it will be attending the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, next month and that its products will be available through major retailers in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.


Meet the Trader Joes Shopper Who Became Hostage Negotiator "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The day started with police chasing a suspect wanted for shooting his grandmother and kidnapping his girlfriend. Dramatic dash and bodycam video captured him crashing outside a Los Angeles Trader Joes store. Now we are hearing from a shopper who all of the sudden became a hostage negotiator and helped end the rampage. As more than two dozen shoppers and employees escaped out windows and sprinted to safety, Marylinda Moss was one of several hostages held at gunpoint.