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Friday, 10 November

01:12

Mysterious geomagnetic spike 3000 years ago challenges our understanding of the Earths interior "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Earths magnetic field, generated some 3 000 km (1 860 miles) below our feet in the liquid iron core, threads through the whole planet and far into space protecting life and satellites from harmful radiation from the Sun. But this shielding effect...... Read more

New research shows why forests are absolutely essential to meeting Paris Climate Agreement goals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By now, its widely acknowledged that keeping whats left of the worlds forests standing is crucial to combating climate change. But a suite of new research published last week shows that forests have an even larger role to play in achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement than was previously thought. The research was released on the eve of the annual United Nations climate conference (the twenty-third conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP23), which kicked off in Bonn, Germany on November 6. The UNs program for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, known as REDD, was included in the Paris Agreement as a standalone article, signaling its importance to broader efforts by the international community to halt global warming. The Agreement was signed by nearly 200 countries in December 2015 and set a goal of keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In order to meet those targets, the global economy will have to be swiftly decarbonized and the use of fossil fuels sharply curtailed, while the use of clean, renewable energy will need to be scaled up just as rapidly. According to a new report from the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), by taking aggressive action to protect and rehabilitate tropical forests, we could buy ourselves more time to make this transition. [E]nding tropical forest loss,

00:17

Trump,Hate him or love him tell me what you think of the President. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I admit to being more of a Ron Paul kinda voter. But left with A successful businessman who talked good stuff about the second amendment and at least had some plans for our country.I liked someone who at least seemed to love the country. I just don't get that from the Democrats. (i don't get them at all) I do see a lot of hate towards our country and its citizens.from Liberals. So far Trump has had about everyone doing their best to stop him or at least make his job harder. From what I have...

Trump,Hate him or love him tell me what you think of the President.

00:17

Amateur radio post SHTF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With the Grid-ex exercise coming up this month (Emergency simulation of the hours/days after a CME or EMP), I have been gathering up the gear I need to participate now that I work for a healthcare facility. I will admit to cheating and talking to one of the exercise planners who is a fellow Ham, and know that all telephone and cell will be out, and failures of the repeaters will follow soon. I am hedging my bets with my portable HF set-up to communicate with the SC emergency management...

Amateur radio post SHTF

00:16

State Vaccine Legislation Scorecard: Majority of Americans Oppose Mandatory Vaccination "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

State Vaccine Legislation in America 2015-2017

by The NVIC Advocacy Team

State vaccine laws and the legal right to vaccine exemptions are hot topics in America. Between 2015 and 2017, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a non-profit charity, closely monitored state legislation and analyzed and issued positions on 454 vaccine-related bills through the NVIC Advocacy Portal (NVICAP).

The NVICAP is a free online vaccine choice advocacy network that was launched by NVIC in 2010 to protect and expand the legal right to exercise informed consent to vaccination in the U.S. NVICs mission since 1982 has been to prevent vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to secure and defend informed consent protections in vaccine policies and laws, including protecting flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions.

In 2015, the NVICAP team responded to more vaccine related bills than were filed in any previous year: 160 bills across 41 states. This record was shattered two years later in 2017 when NVIC tracked and published information on an all-time record of 184 proposed vaccine bills filed in 42 state legislatures.

Mainstream media continues to cite the passage of two 2015 bills, California SB277, which eliminated the personal belief and religious vaccine exemption, and Vermont H98, which removed only the philosophical exemption, as evidence that public support for vaccine exemptions is waning. [1]

This is a myth easily refuted by looking at the real evidence.

Over the last three years it has been easy to find biased articles and newspaper OpEds in favor of no exceptions forced vaccination laws. Articles featuring individuals advocating for the removal of vaccine exemptions and opposing the expansion of exemptions are portrayed in a positive light. [2, 3]

There is also a distinct trend to portray individuals, who oppose bills that eliminate vaccine exemptions and support bills expanding exemptions, in a negative light. [4, 5]

However...

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00:01

Criminal Minds... Episode tonite on Tv... NutBall Preper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tonight's episode on the Tv Show Criminal Minds features a NutBall Engineer, who along with a willing accomplice, kidnaps Pregnant Teenagers, a Doctor, a Teacher, and holds them in an abandoned Ex.GOV UNDERGROUND Bunker... Telling the Prisoners the at the World Blew Up, and there is nothing left. Really crazy Story-line...

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Thursday, 09 November

23:43

7.62x51 Battle Rifle Poll on NWFA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I started this poll on NWFA back in July to see what the members of that large and active gun forum preferred in a 7.62x51 battle rifle. Many of the forum members there are preppers or at least prepperish, but many are not but still enjoy those platforms. I thought you all might be interested in the results. There are also some pretty good comments as well as some of the other kind as usual....

7.62x51 Battle Rifle Poll on NWFA

23:40

How to know if youre Empowering or Enabling Someone. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dont get me wrongthere is nothing wrong with being there for others. But when it starts to overtake our lives, and instead of solving the problem, our help only prolongs it, we must realize

23:38

A 3MMagnificent Mayan Mocha "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Magnificent Mayan mocha (a 3M) by Margaret!!! And goes great with the Kona Coffee Festival! (Mayan mocha has cinnamon and cayenne added!!).

At Kona Coffee and Tea, of course

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23:35

Saudi Billionaires Scramble to Move Cash Offshore to Escape Asset Freeze "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Tyler DurdenOver the weekend, Saudi King Salman shocked the world by abruptly announcing the arrests of 11 senior princes and some 38 ministers, including Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the worlds sixty-first richest man and the largest shareholder in Citi, News Corp. and Twitter. The purge was orchestrated by a new supreme committee to investigate public corruption created by King Salman but under the control of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who chairs the committee and is widely suspected of being the driving force behind the purge.
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23:35

The Famously Photo-Wary Barnes Foundation Makes Its Art More Accessible Online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Grape Gatherers (Vendangeuses) (c. 18881889) (Public Domain image)

In addition to its rich holdings of Rembrandts, Matisses, and Picassos, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is famous for its blanket no-photo policy, which represents one of the strictest in the museum world. A new collections website launched this week, though, makes images of artworks publicly available and more accessible than ever. The museum has uploaded photographs of about two-thirds of its over-3000 collection objects to an interactive database, of which 1,429 are in the public domain and available for unrestricted use.

Marsden Hartley, Flowerpiece (1916) (Public Domain image)

This is an especially significant move for the Barnes, whose sensitive policies regarding photographic reproduction of its artworks extends to its beginnings. The Barnes has always approved of black-and-white images, but, as archivist Barbara Beaucar put it, Dr. Albert C. Barnes had a great bugaboo with color reproduction and felt that the methods of reproduction of color photographs were not advanced enough. According to Beaucar, sanctioned color photographs taken by painter Angelo Pin...

23:35

LTC/EUR Breaks Above Ichimoku Cloud, While Bitcoin Pulls Back "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It looks like Bitcoins cousins, Litecoin and Ethereum are getting their groove back. Meanwhile, Bitcoin may have finally hit a temporary ceiling. LTCEUR rode on a three-day bullish wave. You know how much I love analyzing the market sentiment using the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo. So lets dig in and see whats next for our favorite cryptocurrencies.

LTCEUR Crosses Above Ichimoku Cloud

After two whole weeks of consolidation inside the clouds daily setup, LTCEUR finally confirmed above the cloud on Thursday. Not only that, the Kijun line appears to just be crossing above the Tenkan line.

LTCEUR-Daily-Chart-Ichimoku-Fibonacci-AnalysisLTCEUR-Daily-Chart-Ichimoku-Fibonacci-Analysis

The downside of this fairy-tale story is that LTCEUR is now hit by the 23% Fibonacci resistance level at 57.92. The future cloud is slightly bullish but mostly flat. Now market participants are looking to see if the 23% Fibonacci holds.

Whats Going On in Litecoins World?

As I mentioned in my Tuesday video, the Litecoin rally started one week after South Korean Exchange, Coinone, added the cryptocurrency to its platform.

The exchange has reportedly processed $3.2 million worth of Litecoin in the first 24 hours of trading the cryptocurrency.

Coinone is one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. Korea is in fact, the worlds third-largest cryptocurrency market.

So the recent surge could be fuelled by the volume the exchange brought about by offering trades in Litecoin versus South Korean currency. Volumes on Bithumb, one of the biggest exchanges in South Korea, have also gone up.

However, this may not be the only reason why Litecoin price is going up.

Bitcoins cousin may be seen as a safe haven for market participants amid the uncertainty surrounding the Segwit2x hard fork. With that, lets see what Bitcoin has been up to.

Bitcoin Pulls Back aft...

23:33

Donna Brazile Exposes "The Cult Of Clinton" - She Lost Due To "Arrogance" (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Tyler DurdenFormer Chair of The DNC, Donna Brazile, continues on her 12-step program to Clinton-sobriety today telling MSNBC's Joe Scarborough that the "arrogant" Clinton campaign was more like "cult" than a political campaign.
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23:33

Political Hit Job Or Truth? Democrat Aligned Washington Post Claims Roy Moore Had Inappropriate Relations With Teenagers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In what the entire mainstream media machine is calling a bombshell report, the openly Democrat aligned Washington Post has published an explosive piece that claims that the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, Judge Roy Moore, had a series of inappropriate relationships with teenagers some 34 years ago.

The alleged incidents took place between 1977 and 1982 and range from asking a 16-year-old girl out to supposedly touching a 14-year-old, all of which Moore has strongly denied.

According to The Washington Post:

It was early 1979 and Moore  now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

He said, Oh, you dont want her to go in there and hear all that. Ill stay out here with her,  says Corfmans mother, Nancy Wells, 71. I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

I wanted it over with I wanted out, she remembers thinking. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over. Corfman says she asked Moor...

Political Hit Job Or Truth? Democrat Aligned Washington Post Claims Roy Moore Had Inappropriate Relations With Teenagers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

roy-moore-meet-the-controversial-alabama-republican-who-upset-the-trump-backed-gop-establishment

In what the entire mainstream media machine is calling a bombshell report, the openly Democrat aligned Washington Post has published an explosive piece that claims that the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, Judge Roy Moore, had a series of inappropriate relationships with teenagers some 34 years ago.

The alleged incidents took place between 1977 and 1982 and range from asking a 16-year-old girl out to supposedly touching a 14-year-old, all of which Moore has strongly denied.

According to The Washington Post:

It was early 1979 and Moore  now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

He said, Oh, you dont want her to go in there and hear all that. Ill stay out here with her,  says Corfmans mother, Nancy Wells, 71. I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.

I wanted it over with I wanted out, she remembers thinking. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over. Corfman says she asked Moore to take her home, and he did.

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Aside from Corfman, three other women interviewed by The Washington Post in recent weeks say Moore pursued them when they were between the ages of 16 and....

23:32

This might make you Re-evaluate your Relationship. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Love is not about loving yourself first. I hate when people say that, because love is about caring for someone else in such a way that

23:30

Cracks Appear as Critics Label Bitconnect a Ponzi Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cracks Appear as Critics Label Bitconnect a Ponzi Scheme

To its founders, Bitconnect is an open source, peer-to-peer, community-driven decentralized cryptocurrency that allow people to store and invest their wealth in a non-government controlled currency, and even earn a substantial interest on investment. To its critics, Bitconnect is a pyramid scheme that rewards early adopters and leaves stragglers holding their bags. While cynics might argue the same of many cryptocurrencies, evidence is mounting that Bitconnect is guilty of greater malfeasance.

Also read: A Closer Look at How Three of the Biggest Scamcoins Lure Its Investors

A P2P Ponzi?

Accusations of scam coin are tossed about readily in crypto, with even such robust institutions as Dash not immune from the pejoratives. Pre-mining an overly-generous amount of coins and directly scamming investors are two very different matters, however. In recent weeks, cracks have started to appear in the dam holding together Bitconnect which suggest that all is not as it seems.

After launching in 2016, the market cap of Bitconnects BCC currency swiftly rose to $2 billion, placing it in the crypto big league. Its since plummeted to a quarter of its ATH, and, in a widely shared tweet from Vitalik Buterin, the Ethereum chief deployed the word that every enterprise dreads ...

23:22

The ICO Big Bang of 2017 10 ICOs a day now appearing according to leading ICO research house "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Astronaut, a currently-running ICO that seeks to create and manage an ICO basket of investments along the lines of a conventional mutual fund model borrowed from traditional finance, has indicated that its own research points to ten new ICOs currently coming to market each day.

That figure, derived by ICO research house Picolo Research, which underpins the Astronaut project, appears to consolidate observations made by other, similar outfits which indicate that the numbers of ICOs is continuing to grow at an accelerating rate.

Currently, in the absence of a regulatory framework, no body public or otherwise can collate accurate statistics on the subject with any high degree of confidence. However, one study, conducted by another ICO research platform, ICO Examiner paints a very clear picture of the current exponential growth in numbers of ICOs coming to market.

From mid-2016 to the end of the same year, there were just over two dozen ICOs sourced by the study. On the other hand, according to that same article, more than five times that number were observed as coming to market for the first week of October 2017 alone.

Fraud and Opportunistic Token Issues a Growing Concern

Despite the current bans imposed by both the Chinese and South Korean governments, and even with clear warnings being issued to the public by the SEC who themselves are pushing for ICO issues to come under the banner of formal security investments and thus make ICOs liable to legislation already in vigor the volume of ICO investment has itself continued to grow unabated in a manner that mirrors the growth of ICO numbers themselves.

According to CoinDesk, the first quarter of 2017 saw combined ICO investments amounting to just under $40 million USD. That figure rose to a staggering $1.7 billion USD by September.

The concern, of course, is that ICOs are now becoming poles of attraction not only for fraudsters but for legitimate actors with weak business models that are managing to attract funding from less discerning investors....

23:21

Art Therapy Shows Clear Effect on Severe Depression "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Natural Blaze

There is a clear effect of art therapy on severe depression, University of Gothenburg reports.

Previous studies have shown a direct effect that art has on stress any skill level included! Another study takes a look at how art centers us.

Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy.

    See: Art Is Proven To Reduce Cortisol Stress 12 Ideas To Get Started

The conclusion is that it was the art therapy that facilitated their improvement, says Christina Blomdahl, PhD at the institute of health and care sciences, licensed occupational therapist and art therapist.

As part of her dissertation she has allowed 43 patients with severe or moderately severe depression to undergo a manual-based art therapy...

23:20

How Do We Define Culture? A Study Tries to Find Out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(all images courtesy Culture Track 2017)

If youre reading Hyperallergic, youre already well aware of the importance of culture to society, but what exactly is culture? How do we define it now? And is that definition different from what people would have thought as little as 10 years ago? These are some of the key questions for Culture Track a survey of Americans views and habits in the realm of cultural activities which made public its 2017 findings in October.

Culture Track 2017 fielded their answers from 4,035 people, trying to represent the diversity of US census demographics in terms of age, gender, race, ethnicity, geography, education, and so forth. It asked questions not just about the definitions of culture, but also about how often people seek out cultural activities, the reasons they do (or dont), and how technology helps (or hinders) their experience.

The data is available to the public for free on Culture Tracks website, in both raw and variously analyzed forms. Before delving into our perceptions of culture, the study offers fascinating tidbits, including activities people like to do in their free time (50% of respondents answered cooking and/or socializing with family at home, with 19% saying they make art). Among those who participated in the study, only 44% said theyre employed full-time, 75% live in either a city or suburb, and 37% reside in the South. I was surprised to learn that a full 43% of Americans are millennials (20 to 35 years old), perhaps cementing the importance of the technology questions.

In terms of how people define culture, it seems its no longer limited to museums, theater, and music. Culture Track found that 62% of respondents think of street festivals as a cultural activity, while...

23:14

Flu vaccine research and development eggs cause low effectiveness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

From year to year, there are variations in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, although getting the flu vaccine is infinitely better than contracting the flu and risking some of the major complications of the disease. A peer-reviewed paper has just been published that examines flu vaccine research and development impact on flu vaccine effectiveness. Interestingly,

Skeptical Raptor

23:10

Much deeper than we expected: Huge peatland offers up more surprises "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lokolama barely registers on atlases and maps. The small Pygmy village, home to a few hundred people, lies deep in the Congo Basin rainforest 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of the equator. It has a dilapidated church that doubles as a primary school, a single television set, a few rice and vegetable fields, and a dirt track that is impassable when it rains. But last week the remote community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was put on the world map when international scientists, government officials and forest campaigners from three continents camped for two nights on its edge in order to conduct research and confirm the presence of one of the worlds most important carbon sinks. Fieldwork in the swamps of the Cuvette Centrale region in the neighboring Republic of Congo (ROC), and four years of analysis of satellite imagery by Leeds University scientists Simon Lewis and Gretta Dargie revealed that Lokolama sits on the edge of what is now believed to be the worlds biggest tropical peatland. Their study mapping the extent of the peatland was published in the journal Nature earlier this year. The recently discovered peatland is believed to be the largest tropical peatland in the world. Image courtesy of Dargie et al., 2017. View from the village of Lokolama at sunset. A team from Greenpeace Africa are working with local partners to conduct scientific research in the village of Lokolama, 45 kilometers from Mbandaka. The team aims to identify the presence of the

From carbon sink to source: Brazil puts Amazon, Paris goals at risk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

President Michel Temers initiatives will promote development in the Amazon, with agribusiness, mines, dams, railways and roads fueling widespread deforestation. Not only will this mean a loss of habitat for threatened species within the biome, but also the release of significant amounts of carbon, jeopardizing Brazils commitments to the Paris Agreement, while contributing significantly to global climate change. Photo by Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay In 2012, Brazil celebrated a dramatic reduction in its deforestation rate. A sharp annual decline took forest loss to a record low, down 76 percent from 1990. Accomplishing this milestone achieved alongside GDP growth and a major financial incentive scheme for reducing deforestation in collaboration with Norway Brazil was hailed as an example for other nations to aspire to, especially during the landmark 2015 climate summit in Paris. Today, that situation is largely reversed. Deforestation in Brazil rose rapidly and alarmingly in 2015-16, while Brazils greenhouse gas emissions shot up by 8.9 percent in 2016. And though deforestation saw a measured decline in 2016-17, policymakers remain worried by an exceedingly dangerous suite of initiatives pushed forward over the last 12 months by President Michel Temer. They are so worried, in fact, that in June Norway threatened to withdraw financial support for Brazils deforestation effort if the nation didnt reverse its flood of anti-environmental measures. A major point of concern: will Donald Trumps U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement provide Temer with political cover to disregard Brazils voluntary carbon reduction and deforestation commitments? This

23:08

This house protected by. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I drove by my old home on my way to visit a neighbor and saw that the new owners had a sign in the front window. The driveway was empty so I pulled in and read the sign.
2good lord.

We always had a Beware of the Dog sign but these signs that broadcast there is a gun in the home are not a deterrent in my opinion. Any good thief can figure out schedules and know if they want to acquire a weapon, this may be the place to break into. We had had issues with people wandering...

This house protected by.

23:00

Registration is Open for the 106th CAA Annual Conference in Los Angeles "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Faith Ringgold at the 2017 CAA Annual Conference in New York (photo by Ben Fractenberg)

Change has been in constant conversation in planning the 106th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, February 21-24, 2018. In our meetings with LA-based civic and cultural organizations, the idea of change came up over and over again.

From the new museums opening downtown, housing astonishing collections, to the protests in Boyle Heights over gentrification, LA is undergoing a metamorphosis. The parallels to CAA, which is undergoing its own transformation, were hard to ignore.

Registration for the 106th Annual Conference is open now.

For registration rates, hotel rates, and deadlines visit the registration page.

The early registration deadline is December 15, 2017.

The 2018 Annual Conference will include over 300 themed sessions, is packed with more professional-development workshops than ever, and offers a long list of LA-museums and cultural institutions our attendees can visit for free with their conference badges. Weve also arranged special events like a reception at The Getty, guided tours of Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth at The Broad, and breakfast at LACMA, to name a few.

We are thrilled to welcome Charles Gaines and Wu Hung as our Keynote Speaker and Distinguished Scholar for 2018.

Our Distinguished Artist Interviews for 2018 will feature Catherine Opie interviewed by Helen Molesworth, and one other artist interview to be announced in December 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in LA!

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23:00

North Korean Propaganda On Trump: Garbage That Reeks Of Gunpowder To Ignite War "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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After North Koreans heard from their state-run media (propaganda) that Donald Trump had said some harsh things about life in the isolated nation, they fired back.  And many believe Trump will ignite a war between the United States and their own country.

In a speech on Wednesday, President Trump called the isolated communist country a hell that no person deserves.
But the rebuttal from North Koreans was equally harsh. One woman, who CNN spoke to on the streets of Pyongyang called Trumps assertion foolish, absurd, and another word CNN claims they cannot print. The reality here is very different. Were leading a happy life, Ri Yong Hui, a housewife in Pyongyang, told CNN.
North Korean state media reported that Trump had spoken on Thursday, but did not include concrete details of his speech, in which the President slammed Pyongyangs human rights abuses.
The North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun characterized Trumps words as garbage spewing like gunpowder out of Trumps snout like garbage that reeks of gun powder to ignite war.
Coverage on state television and in newspapers focused on a small number of protesters outside the National Assembly, despite the fact that they were outnumbered by those rallying in support of the US President. CNN
Trump has no right to talk about human rights, Ri said, as the government minders translated for her. Hes a simple war maniac.  Not many citizens would communicate with CNN in North Korea. Most people in Pyongyang are effectively sealed off from the outside world. Theyre only able to access government-a...

North Korean Propaganda On Trump: Garbage That Reeks Of Gunpowder To Ignite War "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

north-korea-nuke-suicide-bombers

After North Koreans heard from their state-run media (propaganda) that Donald Trump had said some harsh things about life in the isolated nation, they fired back.  And many believe Trump will ignite a war between the United States and their own country.

In a speech on Wednesday, President Trump called the isolated communist country a hell that no person deserves.
But the rebuttal from North Koreans was equally harsh. One woman, who CNN spoke to on the streets of Pyongyang called Trumps assertion foolish, absurd, and another word CNN claims they cannot print. The reality here is very different. Were leading a happy life, Ri Yong Hui, a housewife in Pyongyang, told CNN.
North Korean state media reported that Trump had spoken on Thursday, but did not include concrete details of his speech, in which the President slammed Pyongyangs human rights abuses.
The North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun characterized Trumps words as garbage spewing like gunpowder out of Trumps snout like garbage that reeks of gun powder to ignite war.
Coverage on state television and in newspapers focused on a small number of protesters outside the National Assembly, despite the fact that they were outnumbered by those rallying in support of the US President. CNN
Trump has no right to talk about human rights, Ri said, as the government minders translated for her. Hes a simple war maniac.  Not many citizens would communicate with CNN in North Korea. Most people in Pyongyang are effectively sealed off from the outside world. Theyre only able to access government-approved propaganda, as the North Korean leadership blocks foreign media and le...

22:55

15+ Kids Gifts That Playfully Promote Creativity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Creative Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Gifts for Kids Christmas Presents for Kids Creative Kids

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For a child, few things are more exciting than unwrapping a shiny new toy on Christmas morning. While tried-and-true playthings like baby dolls and toy trucks are sure to satisfy, why not experiment with some more imaginative gifts this year?

In this selection of creative gifts for kids, you're sure to find the perfect present for your favorite little ones. From hands-on kits that allow them to do-it-themselves to everyday accessories in a range of fun shapes and kid-approved colors, this quirky collection guarantees a merry Christmasand a creative new year!

If you're in need of playful presents for the creative kids in your life, look no further than our selection of imaginative Christmas gifts for kids.

 

3D Printing Pen

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TRLife | $47.49

 

Mermaid Bookmark

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22:37

Hawaii Adopts Nuclear Strike Warning Signal Amid Recent Tensions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The US State of Hawaii is preparing to introduce a new attack warning signal that would notify the islanders of a potential nuclear strike threat emanating from North Korea.
Starting December 1, a second tool the attack warning signal will be added to its emergency response system, Hawaii Emergency Management Administrator Vern Miyagi announced Wednesday.The attack warning signal advises everyone to take immediate shelter, get inside, stay inside and stay tuned.

Learn More:
https://www.rt.com/usa/409296-hawaii-nuclear-attack-warning-signal/

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22:29

Australian Parliament To Replace United Nations General Assembly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The United Nations will dismantle the General Assembly after realising that the Australian parliament is already fulfilling its role of providing a place where citizens from all countries of the world can gather to make laws together.

It used to be an old joke that there are more members of FIFA than there are of the UN but it turns out that the Australian parliament trumps them all, said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The only nation not represented is Chad but Im sure if we dig around a bit well find that someones granddad was born in NDjamena and well be able to string their flag up as well.

The Secretary General has instructed international supervillians looking to hold the world to ransom to direct all their demands to Canberra rather than the UN headquarters in New York City.

Were all pretty excited because this means that Angelina Jolie will be visiting Australia a lot more often, said federal health minister Greg Hunt who has now added the directorship of WHO to his portfolio. The world will become a more peaceful place if the Australian parliament is put in charge of all wars.

We cant get around to doing anything about energy prices and low wage growth so imagine how long it will take us to declare war on each other. Wed have...

22:28

Where Trusting in the Big Government Monster Has Gotten America! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Losing Control of the Monster the Unaccountable Government

Under the Obama Administration America was treated to the exact tactics it would take to create class warfare and division as the Communist Doctrine according to Yuri Bezmenov, former KGB Agent would attest to. Overspending, taxation without representation, and overregulation matched just three of the Ten Planks that Karl Marx predicted would sink the western civilization, and unfortunately all authorities were correct. The increasing suffocation of the private sector by big government is the common denominator in all this and it is something that our forefathers, the creators of the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence warned future generations of Americans about.

Sinking in a swamp

Career politicians building their political machinery for decades have created the swamp that President Trump constantly contends with and while both sides of the aisle refuse to reach out to each other when it comes to the good of the people, they do cooperate when it comes to trying to block President Trumps reform of the country. Removing the hindrance of useless regulations that stifle hiring and economic growth has been one of his outstanding achievements despite the obstruction he has encountered.

The Big Lie

The worst part of the Monster we call big government is the psychological level, that illusion created by bureaucrats that something is being done for the sake of the people. Black Americans are a perfect example. For decades unemployment has stood at double digits with the largest percentage of welfare and food stamps going to 13% of the population. The Black Caucus, embarrassingly corrupt has done nothing but provide lip service from their group of foul mouthed occupiers who blame everyone but themselves for the lack of progress and problem solving as they much like the rest of the DC establishment are busy enriching themselves at the cost of the best interests of the people, Amazingly, Black voters continue to re-elect these corrupt con artists election cycle after election cycle. Why? Just because theyre Black? Very likely.

The traitors

Republicans like Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of New York, have consistently denied the GOP Senate the ability to repeal Obamacare and prevent the tax reform bill that Donal...

22:26

30 Days of Hygge: the Ultimate Mindfulness Practice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I feel like I've spent my life longing for Hygge without the word to define it. I know that I'm a person who is often charmed by the whimsical, and yes, the

22:15

10+ Different Types of Houses Found in Countries Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Different Types of Houses Around the World

Throughout history, people have fabricated shelters that fit their surroundings. With a universal set of criteria in mindincluding access to tools, availability of materials, and type of climateindividuals from all over the world constantly reinterpret, reimagine, and redefine the concept of home.

To many of us, a home is a four-walled fixture on a permanent foundation. But to others, it is a snowy sanctuary, a hidden cave, or even a floating boat. Here, we explore these different types of houses in order to understand how and why such a wide range of shelters exist across the globe.

Let's take a tour of different types of houses around the world.

Cave Homes (Matmata, Tunisia) 

Different Types of Houses Around the World

Photo: Ansgar Walk (photo taken by de:Benutzer:wotan) [GFDL, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Germany license.

In Matmata, Tunisia, cave homesancient abodes that have been carved out of sandstonekeep people comfortable all year long. Situated around a central pit and connected by a network of passageways, these one-of-a-kind properties provide protection from the North African sun and desert winds.

Today, many cave homes in locations around the world have been turned into unique cave hotels.

 

Rondavels/Round Homes (Lesotho, South Africa)

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These results supported the potential application of G. pentaphyllum as a functional food for hepatoprotection. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Chem Biol Interact. 2015 Aug 5 ;238:48-54. Epub 2015 Jun 6. PMID: 26054451 Abstract Title:  In vitro inhibitory activities of six gypenosides on human liver cancer cell line HepG2 and possible role of HIF-1 pathway in them. Abstract:  During our phytochemical investigation of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino, six gypenosides (compounds 1-6) were isolated and determined, including two with a 21,23-epoxy group (1, 2), two with a 21,23-lacton skeleton (3, 4), and two with usual side-chain (5, 6). In this research, we studied their possible in vitro inhibitory activities on cancer cell line HepG2 under hypoxic conditions, explored the role of HIF-1 pathway in them and discussed the potential antitumor gradients and conduct analysis of structure-activity relationships (SAR). They and gensenoside-Rg3 were tested for different assays. Compounds 1-4 showed moderate antitumor activities against HepG2 by MTT assay, inhibited HIF-1 mRNA expression, as well as disturbing HepG2 migration and invasion, superior to Rg3. Correlations were found for gypenosides with different side chain on inhibiting HepG2 proliferation activity, the ones have epoxy structure showed the highest effect. These results supported the potential application of G. pentaphyllum as a functional food for hepatoprotection.

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22:11

Why I won't debate gun control. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am not even sure how to respond to this mentality anymore. The same person that made the comment below on the other hand is in the "No sympathy for Vegas victims as it was just the NeoCons culling their own herd." School of thinking.

"I am sorry i just don't like the idea of guns, for sport its ok as long as the guns are kept at the gun range, under the close supervision of regulators or law enforcement but if I had my way nobody not even law enforcement would have them (they could...

Why I won't debate gun control.

22:10

Report: Roy Moore Sexually Abused 14-Year-Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jesus wept: Alabama senate candidate and Christian extremist Roy Moore sexually abused a 14-year-old-girl, and sexually pursued other underage girls. Bombshell: The Washington Post reports U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when Moore was a 32-year-old district attorney. Adding fuel to the fire, the report indicates []

22:05

GE Patent Filings Hint at Blockchain Role in Aircraft Management "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New patent filings from General Electric suggest that it is looking at blockchain as part of a wider aircraft monitoring and maintenance system.

22:03

In an Indiana Town, a Treasure Trove of Modernist Design "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Synergia, by students of the Indiana University School of Art + Design, supervised by Jianmei Wu and Andres Tovar, outside North Christian Church, the 1964 final work of master architect Eero Saarinen (all images by the author for Hyperallergic)

Outside of architecture and design circles, or maybe red carpet events, it is unusual to constantly ask the question: Who designed this? Though urban planning and architecture are understood to be major areas of study, it is rare that we consider something like a city as being created by design, or even as a collection of specific architectural intentions. The small city of Columbus, Indiana, however, has developed a large portion of its identity around the legacy of several designers, who came to town to do works at a private and civic scale, before going on to be some of the biggest names in Modernist architecture and design. A design festival in its second year, Exhibit Columbus, seeks to preserve and celebrate that legacy, while simultaneously creating space for the next generation of design talent to find a connection to this incongruously metropolitan town, perched in an otherwise standard stretch of southern Indiana.

Organizer and Exhibit Columbus spearhead, Richard McCoy, outside the dedication ceremony for the University Installations.

We created Exhibit Columbus to reinvest in the value of good design, said Richard McCoy, Director of Landmark Columbus and driving force behind the ambitious design festival, in an interview with Hyperallergic. Five or ten years ago,...

21:59

These findings indicated that gypenoside Jh1 showed antiproliferative effects on A549 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016 Apr 1 ;26(7):1754-9. Epub 2016 Feb 17. PMID: 26922140 Abstract Title:  A new dammarane-type saponin from Gynostemma pentaphyllum induces apoptosis in A549 human lung carcinoma cells. Abstract:  Gynostemma pentaphyllum has been widely used as a traditional herb for its antioxidant and immunostimulatory activities. We have previously reported several useful dammarane-type saponins with cytotoxicity against A549 human lung cancer cells from heat-processed G. pentaphyllum. In this study, a new dammarane-type saponin, 20(S)-2,3,12-tetrahydroxydammar-3-O--d-glucopyranoside (namely gypenoside Jh1), was isolated from the ethanol extract of heat-processed G. pentaphyllum using column chromatography and semi-preparative HPLC. Gypenoside Jh1 exhibited strong cytotoxicity against A549 cells in a concentration-dependentmanner, which was associated with apoptotic cell death characterized by morphological changes, Hoechst 33258 nuclear staining, Annexin V and propidium iodide binding and mitochondrial potentials assay. Quantitative analysis using flow cytometry also showed that the proportion of apoptotic cells wasincreased after gypenoside Jh1 treatment. These findings indicated that gypenoside Jh1 showed antiproliferative effects on A549 cells and mitochondrial-dependent pathway is involved in gypenoside Jh1-induced apoptosis.

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21:56

Coinsilium signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UMT United Mobility Technology AG "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN), the blockchain venture builder and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UMT United Mobility Technology AG (UMT), a German company listed on XETRA, a trading venue operated by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and specialised in the development and implementation of individual mobile payment and blockchain solutions for large-scale customers such as PAYBACK (American Express Group).

Highlights:

  • MoU signed with mobile payments specialist, UMT United Mobility Technology AG;
  • Coinsilium and UMT to collaborate in the development of blockchain technology for mobile payments services focused on the B2C market;
  • Explore the use of digital tokens as a medium of exchange for mobile payments; and
  • Targets commercial agreement with UMT.

Under the MoU agreement, Coinsilium will, for a period of 3 months, work with UMT to explore the potential to develop a B2C solution for a blockchain-based digital token to function as a medium of exchange specifically focused on mobile payments. Both parties believe there are a number of opportunities to explore the development of blockchain technology solutions for mobile payment services and in the structuring of digital token offerings.

Coinsilium will also aid UMT in evaluating and determining the economic characteristics, token models and other specific properties required for a potential token sale.

Eddy Travia, Coinsiliums CEO commented:  We are delighted to announce this MoU with UMT AG and we look forward to working with them in establishing the terms for a mutually beneficial commercial agreement in the near term. UMT is a major player in the European mobile payments arena with partnerships with major names such as PAYBACK (American Express Group).

Our combined experience in the blockchain space makes us well placed to create innovative, reliable and safe solutions for the mobile payments industry.  Our advisory teams expertise, gained over many years, is pivotal to attracting and securing collaborations with quality partners such as, UMT.

UMT has also advised Coinsilium that it currently holds 3,288,000 shares in Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX: COIN) representing 3.04% of the issued share capital of the Company, excluding treasury shares.

The Directors of Coinsilium Group Limited take responsibility for this announcement.

About Coinsilium

Coinsilium is a blockchain venture builder and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain tech...

21:50

Haunting Photograph of Elephant and Calf on Fire Wins Top Wildlife Photography Award "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Keep your tissues handy The winning photograph of the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2017 was just announced, and it will likely break your heart.

The jarring photograph, aptly titled Hell is Here, was taken by Biplab Hazra in the Bankura district of West Bengal in India. It shows an adult elephant and its calf running for their lives while they are ablaze. Behind them, a crowd of men cheers at having thrown flaming tar balls and firecrackers at the beautiful, majestic mammals.

Credit: Biplab Hazra

Said Sanctuary Asia, a Mumbai-based wildlife magazine, in a statement: For these smart, gentle, social animals who have roamed the sub-continent for centuries, hell is now and here.

We are happy to report that the elephants survived this thoughtless assault. However, other animals in the country such as the one-horned rhino are still being targeted. In the states of Assam, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh, specifically, people often use fireworks, tin drums and harpoons to establish dominance and inspire fear in the great creatures.

This is of great concern, as India is home to 70 percent of the global Asian elephant population. The statement addresses this, saying:

This achievement rings hollow as vital elephant habitats and routes continue to be ravaged, and human-elephant conflict escalates to a fatal degree. The ignorance and bloodlust of mobs that attack herds for fun, is compounded by the plight of those that actually suffer damage to land, life and property by...

21:48

The REAL Foster Care Housing Crisis: Too Many Foster Children, NOT Too Few Foster Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

kidnapped babies in offices

A Social Services office building in Arizona where babies are housed when taken away from their families and before a foster home is found. Arizona has one of the highest rates of children being taken away from their families. Story.

Thousands of children are trapped in foster care because their parents dont have adequate housing. That is The REAL Foster Care Housing Crisis

By Richard Wexler
Executive Director, National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

Excerpts:

KEY POINTS

Yes, there is a disconnect between the number of foster parents and the number of foster children. But thats not because we have too few foster parents. Its because we have too many foster children.

The REAL foster care housing crisis is the fact that study after study has found that 30 percent of Americas foster children could be home right now if their parents simply had decent housing. Fix that foster care housing crisis and the so-called shortage of foster parents disappears.

The REAL foster care housing crisis is part of the biggest problem in American child welfare the confusion of poverty with neglect and the racial bias that goes with it.

The so-called Chronicle of Social Change uses moderate rhetoric to hide an extremist agenda. Part of that agenda is trying to undermine efforts to curb the use of the worst form of care group homes and institutions. Obviously, if you want to stop a reform movement aiming to curb the use of group homes and institutions, you have to hype an artificial shortage of family foster homes.

THE REAL FOSTER CARE HOUSING CRISIS

An online site called the Chronicle of Social Change has released a...

21:41

Restoring a Late-90s Packard Bell Multimedia PC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Look over the shoulder of an antique computer collector as he's restoring a homely PC from the last century.

Read more on MAKE

The post Restoring a Late-90s Packard Bell Multimedia PC appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

21:39

Behind the scenes with David Lynch on Eraserhead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


David Lynch and Jack Nance on the set of Eraserhead

I was reading a review of the new season of

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum saponins could enhance the anti-cancer efficacy of 5-FU. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Proteomics. 2016 05 ;16(10):1557-69. Epub 2016 Apr 28. PMID: 26970558 Abstract Title:  Mechanistic study of the anti-cancer effect of Gynostemma pentaphyllum saponins in the Apc(Min/+) mouse model. Abstract:  Gynostemma pentaphyllum saponins (GpS) have been shown to have anti-cancer activity. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we used the Apc(Min) (/+) colorectal cancer (CRC) mouse model to investigate the anti-cancer effect of GpS and we demonstrated that GpS treatment could significantly reduce the number and size of intestinal polyps in Apc(Min) (/+) mice. In order to identify the potential targets and mechanisms involved, a comparative proteomics analysis was performed and 40 differentially expressed proteins after GpS treatment were identified. Bioinformatics analyses suggested a majority of these proteins were involved in processes related to cellular redox homeostasis, and predicted Raf-1 as a potential target of GpS. The upregulation of two proteins known to be involved in redox homeostasis, peroxiredoxin-1 (Prdx1) and peroxiredoxin-2 (Prdx2), and the downregulation of Raf-1 were validated using Western blot analysis. After further investigation of the associated signaling networks, we postulated that the anti-cancer effect of GpS was mediated through the upregulation of Prdx1 and Prdx2, suppression of Ras, RAF/MEK/ERK/STAT, PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling and modulation of JNK/p38 MAPK signaling. We also examined the potential combinatorial effect of GpS with the chemotherapeutic 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and found that GpS could enhance the anti-cancer efficacy of 5-FU, further suppressing the number of polyps in Apc(Min/+) mice. Our findings highlight the potential of GpS as an anti-cancer agent, the potential mechanisms of its anti-cancer activities, and its effect as an adjuvant of 5-FU in the chemotherapy of CRC.

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21:33

Jim E. Warne Named ASU Native American Alumnus of the Year; Five ASU Native American Students Awarded Scholarships at the 23rd Annual Josiah N. Moore Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 9, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA  The Arizona State University Native American Alumni Chapter (NAAC) announced Jim E. Warne as the ASU Native American Alumnus Of The Year and five scholarship awardees at the 23rd Annual Josiah N. Moore Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner Supporting Emerging Leaders (https://www.alumni.asu.edu/josiahmooredinner). The 23rd Annual Josiah N. Moore Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner was held October 21, 2017 at the Courtyard by Marriott Salt River in Scottsdale, Arizona. The invited guest speaker was Dr. John Molina, Yaqui and San Carlos Apache, who spoke about his educational journey towards becoming a doctor and obtaining a JD, and the support he had from mentors and leaders in his life.

The ASU NAAC presented the ASU Native American Alumnus of the Year Award to Jim E. Warne, Oglala Lakota, President of the Warrior Society Development, LLC.. Warne is an 87 ASU alumnus, former ASU Football player, and former NFL offensive lineman. Warne earned a BS from Arizona State University, a MS from San Diego State University (SDSU), and a Post-Graduate Certificate from SDSU in Rehabilitation Administration. Warrior Society Developments Productions Division produced 7th Generation, an Award Winning documentary film. Warnes extensive professional portfolio and significant contributions within Indian Country earned him the award as ASU Native American Alumnus of the Year.

In addition, five current ASU undergraduate and graduate Native American students were awarded scholarships:

Josiah N. Moore Memorial Scholarships

1st Place Undergraduate Award: Marcene Hoover-Bennett, Navajo Communication, Hugh Downs School of Communication, Senior

1st Place Graduate Award:  Lashaina Hoskie, Navajo Social Work, Masters Candidate

2nd Place Undergrad...

21:30

Weed Company Mocks Big Pharma Ads In Genius Parody Video [Watch] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its 2017, and cannabis is legal for medicinal use in 27 US. states. This said, why are people still reaching for prescription drugs when they have access to a plant that has killed 0 people in the history of Earth and is proven to deliver numerous benefits

Its a valid question one the Oregon-based cannabis delivery service Briteside asked. Because no team member could come up with a convincing answer, the company decided to produce an SNL-style parody video that largely mocks the lame commercials most prescription drug companies pump out on a near-daily basis.

Brightside partnered with Sandwich Video to produce the parody video which depicts two frazzled adults finally getting the help they need, in the form of some sweet, sticky kush.  The video begins just like an average pharmaceutical advertisement. However, it takes a provocative turn as the voice-over recommends the dank herb.

Briteside offers an extensive menu of strains and products to meet your needs, the narrator says. Choose the experience you want, and well send you the dankest herb. The real sticky icky If you like what we send you, keep the whole jar. Well even include some nugs for you to blaze.

Potentially awesome side-effects are listed, and they include euphoria, increased appetite, uncontrollable giggles, elevated sensitivity to musical dopeness and redu...

21:29

Tensions Hit a New Level After US Imposes Sanctions Against Venezuelan Officials "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The US Department of Treasury has imposed sanctions against ten Venezuelan officials, including a member of the recently elected Constituent Assembly, several electoral officials, and a diplomat.
Thursdays designations include nine new officials and an updated entry on Freddy Bernal, previously placed on the sanctions list as the former mayor of Caracas. Bernal is currently Venezuelas minister of urban agriculture.

US sanctions are also targeting three members of the National Electoral Council: Socorro Hernandez, Sandra Oblitas and Carlos Quintero.

Learn More:
https://www.rt.com/usa/409392-us-venezuela-sanctions-election/

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21:28

Justseeds | Celebrate Peoples History Poster Series "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Justseeds | Celebrate Peoples History Poster Series: CPH posters have been pasted up in the streets of over a dozen cities. Each time I receive emails from people wanting to know more. Our streets can be a venue for asking these questions, and the CPH posters can play a role in answering them. Soon after the first poster was printed, educators began asking for posters for their classrooms. Its been great to see the posters become part of curriculum, and to see lessons built around them. Once when giving a talk about CPH, I was approached by a student in training to become a teacher. She was first introduced to the posters when they hung in one of her grade school classrooms, almost a decade earlier. Now she intends to use them in her future classes. I hope that these posters can continue to act as some small corrective to the dominant narratives told in schools, and that more teachers engage students in alternative ways of understanding the past.

21:28

In vitro anticancer activity of a nonpolar fraction from Gynostemma pentaphyllum. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016 ;2016:6308649. Epub 2016 Feb 29. PMID: 27034692 Abstract Title:  In Vitro Anticancer Activity of a Nonpolar Fraction from Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino. Abstract:  Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino (GpM) has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. Most previous studies have focused primarily on polar fractions of GpM for anticancer activities. In this study, a nonpolar fraction EA1.3A from GpM showed potent growth inhibitory activities against four cancer cell lines with IC50 ranging from 31.62g/mL to 38.02g/mL. Furthermore, EA1.3A also inhibited the growth of breast cancer cell MDA-MB-453 time-dependently, as well as its colony formation ability. EA1.3A induced apoptosis on MDA-MB-453 cells both dose-dependently and time-dependently as analyzed by flow cytometry and verified bywestern blotting analysis of apoptosis marker cleaved nuclear poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (cPARP). Additionally, EA1.3A induced cell cycle arrest in G0/G1 phase. Chemical components analysis of EA1.3A by GC-MS revealed that this nonpolar fraction from GpM contains 10 compounds including four alkaloids, three organic esters, two terpenes, and one catechol substance, and all these compounds have not been reported in GpM. In summary, the nonpolar fraction EA1.3A from GpM inhibited cancer cell growth through induction of apoptosis and regulation of cell cycle progression. Our study shed light onnew chemical bases for the anticancer activities of GpM and feasibilities to develop new anticancer agents from this widely used medicinal plant.

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21:25

Sick Street Dog Had Completely Given Up Until He Lifted His Head And Saw Rescuers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Edward lived on the streets for so long that it really started taking a toll on him. He contracted a terrible case of mange, and the painful skin disease just kept getting worse and worse. When it got to the point where he could barely move from all the pain, he curled up on the side of the road, out of sight, completely defeated and ready to give up. 

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

Luckily, rescuers at Animal Aid Unlimited found out about poor Edward and knew they had to help him. They went out to where hed last been seen and found him hiding behind a concrete box, curled up on some trash, unable to move. A rescuer slowly approached him, and as soon as he heard someone coming toward him  

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

he slowly lifted his head and saw that, somehow help had finally arrived. 

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

The rescuer offered the scared senior dog food and love, and after earning his trust for a little bit, attempted to move closer to him. Unfortunately, Edward had been sick and in pain for so long that he was terrified of being picked up, and it took a little wrangling before the rescuer was finally able to toss a blanket over him and scoop him up to take him to get the help he so clearly needed. ...

21:24

Boycott NFL November 12, 2017- Veterans Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A movement has started and people are calling for folks to boycott the NFL on Veterans Day. Seems appropriate to me. Please pass along and join others who plan on boycotting these spoiled millionaires that have chosen to turn entertainment into a political statement.

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A Facebook group now has more than 70,000 members calling for a boycott of all NFL games on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 12-13.

The group is encouraging people to avoid watching football on...
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Boycott NFL November 12, 2017- Veterans Day

21:22

After the Northern California Wildfires, an Artist Pieces Together a Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Norma I. Quintana, Forage No. 4 from the Forage From Fire series (all photos courtesy of the artist, copyright Norma I. Quintana)

Recently wildfires have ravaged the Napa Valley in northern California. To convey how these fires have affected the arts community there, Charles Desmarais, a critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, related the accounts of a few artists who lost their homes and studios to the fires. I spoke in-depth with one of them, Norma Quintana, who told me that the Atlas Fire took both her home and studio. We discussed sorting out how to deal with such a devastating loss, and what she imagines she will do next.

Seph Rodney: I wanted to chat with you about how youre dealing with the aftermath of the wildfire that took your home and studio. Before we get into exactly what happened, I would like to give our readers some background. Youre a photography artist, right?

Norma Quintana: Exactly. I started exhibiting in 2000. Im not formally trained. I have a Masters in Juvenile Justice Administration, actually, from the School of Social Sciences [the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University]. I decided to pursue photography because it was a great vehicle for expression. I pretty much knew immediately that I was going to be a documentarian. I took some classes and experimented, but what really spoke to me was documentary work. I just started doing that.

SR: Where exactly was your house and studio?

NQ: We live in Napa, California, which is where the fire, as I understand, started; its called the Atlas Fire. My home was actually in a country club environment, within the country club there are homes and my home was there. My studio was in my home.

SR: You had another room?

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21:21

Star Comedian Latest to be Hit with multiple Sexual Abuse Allegations. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We were paralyzed, Dana Min Goodman said afterwards. She alleges that he **** on his stomach, at which point they left the room.

21:19

Two Visions Maker Media Films Screening at LA Skins Festival, Nov. 18,19 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 9, 2017

HOLLYWOOD The LA SKINS FEST, a Native American Film Festival, will feature two Vision Maker Media films at its 11th annual film festival Nov. 14-19, in Hollywood, California. The Mayors of Shiprock and On a Knife Edge will be featured on Nov. 18 and 19, respectively.

The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. The festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of Native American cultures.
Every year, the LA SKINS FEST premieres several Native American movies that feature Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, and after-parties with Native American musicians. Their annual award ceremony honors the achievements in Native American filmmaking and provides monetary prizes as well as distribution to new platforms. The festival is located at the TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Vision Maker Media featured films:
THE MAYORS OF SHIPROCK  Nov. 18 Noon 2 p.m.
Native Women Directors Film Program  Nominated for Achievement in Documentary
This film follows a group of young Navajo leaders in Shiprock, New Mexico, who meet weekly to decide how they will help thei...
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21:15

Astronomers find a Zombie star that lived and died twice "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Star exploded, survived, and exploded again more than 50 years later Carnegies instrumentation specialist key to zombie star discovery Pasadena, CA Its the celestial equivalent of a horror movie villaina star that wouldnt stay dead. An international team of astronomers including Carnegies Nick Konidaris and Benjamin Shappee discovered a star that exploded multiple times over

21:15

Tropical Storm "Haikui" (Salome) forms over Philippines, alerts issued "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tropical Storm "Haikui", known in the Philippines as Salome, formed 15:00 UTC, November 9, 2017, while traversing Batangas - Cavite area, Philippines, PAGASA reports. This storm is a heavy rain producer and residents are advised to be alert against...... Read more

Possible megacryometeor hits a house in Chino, California "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A large chunk of ice fell through a roof of a house in Chino, San Bernardino County, California around 20:30 local time on November 4, 2017. A similar incident happened in 2006, just 3.2 km (2 miles) away. Brandon Blanchard, the owner of the damaged home, said he...... Read more

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 1 - 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan). Ongoing activity:...... Read more

Is anyone going to save the Sumatran rhino? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is the third article in our our four-part series Is Anyone Going to Save the Sumatran Rhino? Part One, looked at how many rhinos remain in the wild and Part Two focused on Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and the Rhino Protection Units. The final installment will be published Friday. WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK, Indonesia Five-year-old Andatu pushes his head between the iron bars and whistles at me, a sound like a dolphin greeting. He pulls back and snorts, expelling a puff of rhino breath. Hes telling me hes impatient; hes hungry. Behind me, keepers are preparing a meal of fruit and plants for him. The head veterinarian at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), Zulfi Arsan, tells me that Andatu is smelling me  here I am, a new human, a new bipedal smelly-being, in his territory. Andatu is the hope for the future of this species. He was born in 2012, the first baby rhino at this sanctuary and the first Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) ever born in captivity in Indonesia. But the hope that Andatu and his younger sister, Delilah, represent is currently outweighed by the dire state of their species as a whole. Andatu has a breakfast of watermelon after being checked by keepers. Officials are discussing how to best utilize him to aid the dwindling population. Photo by Jeremy Hance for Mongabay. Official numbers put the number of Sumatran rhinos left in the wild at around 100, clumped in four locations across Sumatra and

21:12

World War II Ship Mysteriously Appears in Local Schoolyard "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Well, I mean, it was a huge battleship or something kinda tilted on its side. And it was an old one, continued Mr. Cornys. From a distance, I thought it was smoke from a fire or something because there was smoke, you know? But as I got closer, this thing was massive. It was the length of a football field and Id say 100 feet high at the mast. It was just sitting there like it had always been there. My Suzy began to bark at it. Thank god I had my iPhone on me and was able to get a couple of pictures.
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21:12

Report Shows Dire Consequences of Corporate Consolidation In Global Food Chain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The fight for market share is achieved at the expense of the weakest links in the chain: farmers, and workers.

As the European Commission considers a proposed mega-merger between Bayer and Monsanto, new research published Tuesday illustrates how corporations are monopolizing the global food systemjeopardizing consumer choice, labor conditions, and efforts to eradicate world hunger.

We are seeing an unprecedented surge in mergers and acquisitions in the food and farm sectors that will have major impacts on what we eat and what food we grow in the future. We need an urgent debate and the proactive involvement of regulators to protect the public interest, workers, and the environment.
Oliver de Schutter, IPES-Food

The Agrifood Atlas (pdf), which was jointly published by two German foundations and Friends of the Earth Europe, found that two trends coincide in the agrifood sector: ever-fewer corporations are taking control of an ever-bigger market share and are gaining influence in many parts of the world. At the same time, the opportunities for civil society and social movements to oppose such developments are being restricted.

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21:11

Family Of Coyotes Welcomes Lost Dog As One Of Their Own "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wiley is recovering from what was probably the adventure of a lifetime. 

The 2-year-old dog was spotted near Kingston, New York, about 18 months ago with an entire pack of coyotes

Credit: BDRR

"He was being sighted constantly, playing with them, running with them, Nicole Asher, founder of Buddha Dog Rescue & Recovery (BDRR), told The Dodo.

Credit: BDRR

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"How he integrated with them we dont know; we have no idea," Asher said. "But its not unheard of. There are coy dogs out there, coyote-dog hybrids that happen when dogs and coyotes mate. But its rarely seen in person you know, dogs hanging with coyotes."

Asher, who is well-known for her skills at capturing lost dogs, first heard about Wiley last week, when Sarah Nace, of Lost Pets of Hudson Valley (LPHV), called on her for help.

Credit: BDRR

However much fun Wiley was having with his coyote friends, the general consensus among people was that the domestic dog would thrive better in an actual home.

"The first thing we needed to do was get the dog constantly coming back to a certain spot," Asher said. "We set up a feeding station monitored b...

21:08

This Website Tracks the Market Value of Used Camera Gear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Want to quickly find out the current market value of a used camera or lens? Bokeh Market is a new website that can tell you the real-time value of used equipment. Its like the Kelley Blue Book of camera gear.

The front page features a search bar. Type in whatever piece of equipment youd like to look up to bring up its product page. The product page features the products specs, a daily price chart that spans about a year, average prices for individual sellers and trusted sellers, and ongoing listings for the product through various marketplaces (e.g. eBay, Adorama, Amazon, KEH, Fred Miranda).

Whats more, registering for an account opens up additional functionality. If youre hunting for a good deal on a particular camera or lens, you can set alerts with a price ceiling to be notified when a listing appears that you may want to jump on.

You can also input all the items in your gear collection to see its current value at a glance:

If youre eyeing a bundle of gear and would like to know what the total market price is, you can quickly build any bundle to look up its value:

Bokeh Market is a free service thats monetized with affiliate links (the service earns money when you click through to marketplaces and make purchases).

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21:00

[WATCH] FAKE NEWS: MSNBC Lies About Hero Who Stopped Texas Church Mass Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A panel on MSNBCs Meet the Press Daily on Tuesday made some false claims about the hero who used his own gun to stop the mass shooting at a Texas church. The media outlet lied on-air quickly alerting anyone who listened to their fake news narrative.

If you didnt know that the mainstream media were all left-leaning democrats, this will surely ice the cake. MSNBCs panel on Tuesday lied out their backsides off to the public. New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor and host Chuck Todd falsely claimed that NRA instructor Stephen Willeford did not shoot at the Texas church shooter and did not stop his rampage.

When I was watching President Trump today, and he was making his argument that [the shooter] was essentially stopped by someone with a gun, I kept thinking, but he killed himself, Alicindor falsely stated. The shooter was not stopped, there was not a big gun fight and I think there needs to be a fact check on how this got stopped in the first place.

The narrative here as you saw with Mike Huckabee and the president is a little bit off the rails, Todd responded. Which was also a bold-faced lie. Wouldnt it be nice if a liars pants actually caught on fire?

But Willeford knows what he did. When he heard the gunfire, he grabbed his AR-15 (the scary ones that no one should own and Democrats want to ban) and ran out of his house barefoot to engage the shooter. He was able to shot the gunman twice. I know I hit him, Willeford said. He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his window.

Willeford and another civilian got into a vehicle and chased the suspect at 95 mph until he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch. He killed himself...

[WATCH] FAKE NEWS: MSNBC Lies About Hero Who Stopped Texas Church Mass Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

willeford

A panel on MSNBCs Meet the Press Daily on Tuesday made some false claims about the hero who used his own gun to stop the mass shooting at a Texas church. The media outlet lied on-air quickly alerting anyone who listened to their fake news narrative.

If you didnt know that the mainstream media were all left-leaning democrats, this will surely ice the cake. MSNBCs panel on Tuesday lied out their backsides off to the public. New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor and host Chuck Todd falsely claimed that NRA instructor Stephen Willeford did not shoot at the Texas church shooter and did not stop his rampage.

When I was watching President Trump today, and he was making his argument that [the shooter] was essentially stopped by someone with a gun, I kept thinking, but he killed himself, Alicindor falsely stated. The shooter was not stopped, there was not a big gun fight and I think there needs to be a fact check on how this got stopped in the first place.

The narrative here as you saw with Mike Huckabee and the president is a little bit off the rails, Todd responded. Which was also a bold-faced lie. Wouldnt it be nice if a liars pants actually caught on fire?

But Willeford knows what he did. When he heard the gunfire, he grabbed his AR-15 (the scary ones that no one should own and Democrats want to ban) and ran out of his house barefoot to engage the shooter. He was able to shot the gunman twice. I know I hit him, Willeford said. He got into his vehicle, and he fired another couple rounds through his window.

Willeford and another civilian got into a vehicle and chased the suspect at 95 mph until he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch. He killed himself before the pol...

20:57

The REAL Foster Care Housing Crisis: Too Many Foster Children, NOT Too Few Foster Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

kidnapped babies in offices

A Social Services office building in Arizona where babies are housed when taken away from their families and before a foster home is found. Arizona has one of the highest rates of children being taken away from their families. Story.

Thousands of children are trapped in foster care because their parents dont have adequate housing. That is The REAL Foster Care Housing Crisis

By Richard Wexler
Executive Director, National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

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KEY POINTS

Yes, there is a disconnect between the number of foster parents and the number of foster children. But thats not because we have too few foster parents. Its because we have too many foster children.

The REAL foster care housing crisis is the fact that study after study has found that 30 percent of Americas foster children could be home right now if their parents simply had decent housing. Fix that foster care housing crisis and the so-called shortage of foster parents disappears.

The REAL foster care housing crisis is part of the biggest problem in American child welfare the confusion of poverty with neglect and the racial bias that goes with it.

The so-called Chronicle of Social Change uses moderate rhetoric to hide an extremist agenda. Part of that agenda is trying to undermine efforts to curb the use of the worst form of care group homes and institutions. Obviously, if you want to stop a reform movement aiming to curb the use of group homes and institutions, you have to hype an artificial shortage of family foster homes.

THE REAL FOSTER CARE HOUSING CRISIS

An online site called the Chronicle of Social Change has released a...

20:45

Adorable Animated Spider Named Lucas Is So Cute, Even Arachnophobes Will Smile "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Adorable Animated Spider Named Lucas

Many people have a fear of spiders, but its hard to resist this adorable arachnid named Lucas. Animator Joshua Slice introduced the cute character in a very short film aptly called Lucas the Spider. With such large, glossy eyes, how could you not say aww when you see him? What makes the 21-second clip even cuter is the addition of Slices nephew, who voices Lucas and brings him to life with a child-like personality.

In this video, the animated spider first approaches from across a chair. Lucas scurries towards us, looks at us directly, then peers over the edge and continues his journey. Although a brief encounter, Slice himself has made it unforgettable, writing, Im responsible for the design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, and rendering. If he continues to develop Lucas, its likely to only get betterSlice originally intended this short just as a test.

In addition to Lucas the Spider, Slice has worked in the animation department of some big-name flicks. Hes been involved in Zootopia, Big Hero 6, and the upcoming film Ferdinand.

This animated spider named Lucas is sure to make you smileeven if you have arachnophobia.

Adorable Animated Spider Named Lucas

Watch all of Lucas the Spider here. Make sure your sound is on!

Joshua Slice: YouTube | IMDB 
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

All images via Joshua Slice.

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20:45

Activists Paint Anti-Pipeline Mural Outside Wells Fargo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Warrior Publications

The guerrilla mural project was done in protest of the corporations relationship with fossil fuel companies.

Nuala Sawyer, SF Weekly, Nov 6, 2017

The Wells Fargo and Co. headquarters at 420 Montgomery St. had a colorful awakening Monday afternoon, as hundreds of activists armed with paint created a large mural on the pavement outside. The group successfully shut the street down around noon, and in the span of about two hours, painted a 35-foot blue and black thunderbird woman on the asphalt, with Water is Life! emblazoned across the top. 

It was kind of a collaboration between a whole bunch of people, Northern Ontario-based artist Isaac Murdoch tells SF Weekly. Weve talked about coming down to the area for a while, so we put some feelers out.

Those feelers resulted in collaborations between Bay Area group Idle No More350.org, and members of Greenpeace. Someone loaned Murdoch and his crew a warehouse to make their stencil, and it came together quite easily, he says.

Murdoch and arts collective Onaman have done their fair share of art around the country, in Standing Rock and at other locations, but this was the first piece theyd painted on the street.

And they had lots, and lots, of help. Around 200 people turned out for the event more than Murdoch had anticipated. It was the people that made this really beautiful. We were just this one big family even just for an hour and a half. Its really really cool. It was all sorts of people, all different kinds....

20:44

Building a Custom Wood Surface for Product Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A few days ago, my girlfriend, Victoria was trying to take some photos of a bridesmaid gift she received the night before. She was trying to take these images on her phone and was not having any success. After a few unsuccessful attempts, she gave into my suggestion of taking these photos on her X-T10.

She then ran into the issue of having a couple of photos that were poorly framed and somewhat noisy. After some more convincing we had her camera mounted on a tripod. We spent the next few minutes rearranging the objects in the photo and adjusting the tripod to get the composition just right.

She remarked about how so much effort was going into a single photo. I told her that for me a lot of the joy that comes from photography is all of the problem-solving that you have to do on occasion.

This can mean a few different things. For example, you might have to climb a fence to get closer to your subject. You might have to use a reflector to modify the available light in a scene. In the most extreme cases, you might have to fabricate an entire set or some props for your images.

Why You Should Build Your Own Stuff

You should build your own stuff because it gives you the opportunity to add a unique and personal touch to your photos. Creating something such as this surface, from scratch allows you to add an extra element of control to your photos.

For example, in product photography, its important to have complete control over the technical aspects of a photo. So why not take things a step further and be in control of the surroundings as well. Imagine being able to custom build a prop for your clients on an individual basis. In a competitive marketplace, everyone wants something that will help them stand out.

How I Built This Surface

The individual boards are a part of our fence that was damaged in a storm back in August. They had been sitting in the garage for the last few months, waiting for someone to put them to good use. Some of the pieces were longer than others so I started by cutting them all down to the same length, 20 Inches.

The old fence, damaged in a storm back in August.
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20:36

Does Your Dog Really Need A Coat In The Winter? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A dogs natural hair coat offers protection and insulation from the elements, but with all the unpredictable winter weather, no owner wants to risk their dog shivering in the snow.

The question of whether dogs need sweaters for cold weather can be a divisive one. Not every pet owner is a fan of putting clothes on their dog (no matter how cute it may look), and not every dog is OK with bundling up every time she goes for a walk.

But while some dogs were meant to run through snowdrifts, other pups struggle to generate and retain enough body heat to stay comfortable on their own, Dr. Rachel Barrack, a New York City-based veterinarian, told The Dodo. And there is only so much curling up they can do.

The needs of each individual dog should be considered when making a sartorial purchase which means taking into account the size and age of the dog, as well as the length of her natural fur coat.

When temperatures drop, some dogs may benefit from a sweater or jacket to keep warm, Barrack explained. This is especially recommended in small toy breed dogs, dogs with short hair coats (either naturally or due to grooming), older dogs with compromised immune systems and dogs with endocrine issues that result in thinned coats. (The endocrine system regulates the secretion of hormones in the body issues can result in hair loss, among other symptoms.)

Credit: Jan Brown

Deciding whether your dog needs a sweater this winter should be as easy as good ol common sense, Barrack noted. If your dog feels cold to the touch, its likely [she is] cold, Barrack said. Shivering and reluctance to be outside are also indications that your dog may prefer to stay inside and be cozy....

20:35

Bitcoin Gold Sets Sunday Date for Cryptocurrency Release "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Gold could launch as early as Sunday, per an announcement from its development team.

20:34

Gypenoside attenuates renal ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Exp Ther Med. 2016 Apr ;11(4):1499-1505. Epub 2016 Jan 29. PMID: 27073472 Abstract Title:  Gypenoside attenuates renal ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice by inhibition of ERK signaling. Abstract:  Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a traditional Chinese medicine reported to possess a wide range of health benefits. As the major component of G. pentaphyllum, gypenoside (GP) displays various anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. However, it is unclear whether GP can protect against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced renal injury, and the underlying molecular mechanisms associated with this process remain unknown. In the present study, a renal I/R injury model in C57BL/6 mice was established. It was observed that, following I/R, serum concentrations of creatinine (Cr) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) were significantly increased (P

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20:30

Bitcoin Cash Markets Remain Resilient As the Networks Upgrade Approaches "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Cash Markets Remain Resilient As the Network's Upgrade Approaches

Its been a crazy week for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as the digital asset ecosystem is still reeling over the canceled Segwit2x fork that was expected to take place on the Bitcoin network next week. Over the course of the past few weeks leading up to the planned 2MB Segwit2x hard fork, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) markets have doubled in value after hovering around $300 per BCH for weeks. Now the market has stabilized around the $625 region as the BCH network participants prepare for their own fork thats just four days away.

Also read: Bitpico Claims Segwit2X is Still Alive Despite All Evidence to the Contrary

Bitcoin Cash Network and Markets Remain Vigilant After the Canceled BTC Fork Event

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20:23

Congressman Jared Huffman Is Good Without God "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Godless: Claiming theres too much religion in politics, Rep. Jared Huffman announces that he does not believe in God, says that he is a humanist. In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Huffman, a Democrat based in Northern California, came out of the closet, declaring: I suppose you could say I dont believe in God. []

20:16

Health Ranger: Why independent science TERRIFIES the food and supplement industries (but shouldnt) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over the last few years, Natural News has set something in motion that absolutely terrifies the food and supplement industries. What have we done thats so frightening? Weve started to use good science to analyze foods and supplements for heavy metals, pesticides, industrial chemicals and more.

We were instrumental in accelerating the independent food science movement in 2013, first exposing the toxic heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury) in organic rice protein products imported from China. Very quickly, the entire protein industry moved away from that contaminated rice material, vastly reducing toxic heavy metals exposure across tens of millions of consumers. That never would have happened without Natural News and my laboratory, CWC Labs.

In the years since, weve exposed the shockingly high level of lead in zeolite products, and were now publishing summary charts showing analyses of supplements, covering pesticides, pharmacological chemicals, heavy metals and much mo...

20:16

I Like Doing it Standing up, Outside, with my Eyes Open. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In my experience it is more irritation, frustration, self-deprecation, and, at times, pure contempt for the mere existence of the practice. I've found it really useful to ack

20:15

Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who werent named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were

incompatible with the adoption process, an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the governments decision said. The casework supervisor said this stance was the official position of the Alberta government. The evangelical couple were asked how they would handle a child who reveals to them that he or she is questioning his or her sexuality, and they responded by saying that sexuality should not be experienced or explored until a person is an adult and is married. MORE

20:10

Which Filters to Use in Landscape Photography and Why "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Filters are the bread and butter of landscape photographers. Heres a 12-minute video from Nature TTL that will teach you what filters every landscape photographer should have in their bag, as well as why to use them in the first place.

The video is presented by official Nikon Ambassador Ross Hoddinott, whos an incredibly experienced landscape photographer. While out shooting on the coast, Ross talks through his choices of filters and what real situations are making him apply them.

A crucial piece of takeaway information is to not use a filter just because you have it. So many photographers fall into this trap, using unnecessary filters to get their moneys worth.

By the end of this video, you should have a good understanding of what to look out for as a cue to tell you that you need a particular filter.

Using an impressive 10-stop solid ND filter, Hoddinott looks to transform this rather dull scene:

But after a drastically increased exposure time, the scene looks far more attractive:

Check out the full video for Hoddinott full lesson on landscape photo filters, and you can subscribe to the Nature TTL channel for more tutorials like this one each week.


Full disclosure: I own and operate Nature TTL.

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20:10

You cant Rush your Healing. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I've never known how to deal with these kind of emotions: mainly, anger and sadness. When they'd arise, I just wanted them to go away as quickly as possible---because they made me feel guilty. I live in an awesome house, and I have a healthy baby---why be sad? But, by repressing my emotions, I got depressed. I got sick.

20:07

Landmark study reveals religious people are not born believers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New research by the universities of Oxford and Coventry has quashed the idea that religious people are born believers.  Instead, it is now thought that factors including upbringing and socio-cultural processes are more likely to influence whether a person is a religious believer. The study, conducted by academics from Coventry Universitys Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science and neuroscientists and philosophers at Oxford University, included tests on pilgrims taking part in the famous Camino de

Santiago pilgrimage and a brain stimulation experiment. It found no link between intuitive or analytical thinking and supernatural beliefs, despite previous studies suggesting that those who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical. The study was published in Scientific Reports and is among the first to challenge a growing trend among cognitive psychologists that has attempted to show that believing in the supernatural is something that comes to us naturally or intuitively. MORE

20:02

DEVELOPING: Fears of War as Saudi Arabia Pulls citizens from Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens to leave Lebanon as soon as possible, sparking fears of war. The Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Saudi Arabia but confusion surrounds his status in the kingdom, with some claiming he is being held under house arrest. In a televised statement, Mr Hariri blamed his resignation on Iran, Saudi Arabias fiercest rival, who he claimed was putting lives at state with its grip on Lebanon. Due to the uncertain situation in Lebanon, Riyadh has called on the Saudi population there to leave.

An unnamed foreign ministry source issued the warning in Saudi Arabias state-run news agency SPA. He said: Due to the situation in the Republic of Lebanon, the kingdom asks its nationals visiting or living in Lebanon to leave as soon as possible, and advises its citizens not to travel there. Kuwait has also ordered its citizens to leave the country. Bahrain, a close ally of Saudi Arabia, has also urged its citizens not to visit Lebanon. READ MORE

20:00

Bugs Freeze Accounts Holding $280m worth of Ethereum Tokens "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ethereum is no stranger to coding crises and wallet mishaps; remember the bug back in July that allowed $30 million of Ether to be stolen from a popular Ethereum wallet client? Well it has happened again, and to the same Parity wallets that were compromised earlier this year.

A vulnerability resulted in the freezing of money in all Parity multi-signature wallets deployed after July 20th when a developer accidentally hit a vulnerable patch of code. Some estimates are as high as $280 million in Ether that can no longer be accessed or used by Parity users.

The company has been battling to recover its reputation from a previous code breech which allowed hackers to steal 150,000 ETH in July. The original embezzlement would have been a lot worse were it not for the actions of white hat hackers who helped to recover an additional 377,000 ETH.

Following Julys hack the company issued a patch for the exploit deploying a new library contract with the intention of fixing it. The new code contained another flaw which converted the wallet to a multi-sig wallet which can have ownership taken over.

The parity team made this blogpost to explain the situation:

The company went on to state that no funds can be moved out of the multi-sig wallets and $152 million in Ether is believed to have been frozen.

Memories still linger from Ethereums darkest days of the DAO attack last year which resulted in the theft of $60 million of Ether. This exploit does not affect Ethereum as a whole but it has raised security concerns amongst the community. Fingers are now being pointed at the security of Ethereum and its smart contract coding language...

20:00

1000% Sandy Hook Shooting was staged "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Below shows a photograph of the Sandy Hook Elementary School - after the alleged crazed shooting by Adam Lanza - we can clearly see the paper cut-outs of Santa lined-up in four windows, - there appears to be a solitary Santa paper cut-out on the 'fifth' window next to the other four, - yet there clearly is no damage or sign of a shooting.  
In this next photo, you can also clearly the very same windows, yet out of the main four windows with the paper cut-outs of Santa, we can see the second from the left has now been shot at and damaged, - with the paper cut-outs of Santa now missing. 

These photos alone are 1000% proof that this damaged could not have occurred during the alleged shooting and must have taken place after the alleged massacre! 

Don't give-up trying to expose the truth. 

19:56

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) To Launch Mining on 12th November (7:00 UTC) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Bitcoin Gold (BTG) team has announced the official launch time for the mainnet (currently on testnet) when the mining of the coin will become possible and its actual integration into exchanges and hopefully coin distribution and coins being possible to claim by Bitcoin owners that held BTC at the day of the blockchain snapshot. The official start date for start of Bitcoin Gold is set for 12th November (7:00 UTC) when the download of Bitcoin Gold full node client will be made available. The BTG blockchain will officially go live and the mining will begin and wallets and exchanges will be able to process deposits, withdrawals and trades (as soon as they are ready). We are still going to have to wait a couple of more days or more for larger exchanges to evaluate the software and decide should they add support for BTG and distribute Bitcoin Gold coins to their users that had BTC available at the time of the blockchain snapshot.

For more details about the upcoming official announcement for the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Launch

19:55

Gypenoside attenuates amyloid-induced inflammation in N9 microglial cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Neural Plast. 2016 ;2016:6362707. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27213058 Abstract Title:  Gypenoside Attenuates Amyloid-Induced Inflammation in N9 Microglial Cells via SOCS1 Signaling. Abstract:  Reducing amyloid- (A-) induced microglial activation is believed to be effective in treating Alzheimer's disease (AD). Microglia can be activated into classic activated state (M1 state) or alternative activated state (M2 state), and the former is harmful; in contrast, the latter is beneficial. Gypenoside (GP) is the major bioactive constituent of Gynostemma pentaphyllum, a traditional Chinese herb medicine. In this study, we hypothesized that GP attenuates A-induced microglial activation by ameliorating microglial M1/M2 states, and the process may be mediated by suppressor of cell signaling protein 1 (SOCS1). In this study, we found that A exposure increased the levels of microglial M1 markers, including iNOS expression, tumor necrosis factor (TNF-), interleukin 1 (IL-1), and IL-6 releases, and coadministration of GP reversed the increase of M1 markers and enhanced the levels ofM2 markers, including arginase-1 (Arg-1) expression, IL-10, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) releases in the A-treated microglial cells. SOCS1-siRNA, however, significantly abolished the GP-induced effects on the levels of microglial M1 and M2 markers. These findings indicated that GP attenuates A-induced microglial activation by ameliorating M1/M2 states, and the process may be mediated by SOCS1.

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19:50

The Science Behind Dental Mercury and Other Environmental Toxicants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Amanda Just and John Kall, DMD of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

Why We All Dont Get Sick in the Same Way

If everyone had the same reaction to environmental toxicants, these hazardous substances would probably be banned immediately. It would be obvious to everyone, as well as their doctors, that exposure to a specific toxic material results in a definitive outcome the exact same illness shared by all of those who come into contact with the dangerous substance. However, research has demonstrated that individuals respond to environmental toxicants in a way that is unique to their own bodies.

This personalized response has been studied in depth in the case of dental mercury. In fact, examining the science behind dental mercury sheds light on the complex variability of environmental illnesses. It also offers hope that this newfound understanding can help heal the ailing state of 21st century public health.

What is dental mercury?

Often referred to as silver fillings, all dental amalgams consist of 45-55% metallic mercury. Mercury is a known neurotoxin.  Amalgams are still used for about 45% of all direct dental restorations worldwide, including in the US.

What are some of the health risks that have been linked to dental mercury?

Properly diagnosing adverse health effects related to dental mercury amalgam fillings is impeded by the list of potential responses to the elemental form of the substance, which include over 250 symptoms. Not all individuals will experience the same symptom or combination of symptoms. Moreover, scientists have associated the mercury in amalgam fillings with Alzheimers disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs disease), antibiotic resistance, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, d...

19:50

China Reveals Hypersonic Strike Aircraft "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

China has disclosed the first images of secret hypersonic strike aircraft that are being developed to deliver nuclear warheads through U.S. missile defenses. State-run CCTV on Oct. 8 broadcast images of four different vehicles or missiles that U.S. intelligence agencies believe are mockups of hypersonic strike vehicles, including one known as DF-ZF. It is the first time images of the hypersonic aircraft were made public. The Free Beacon first reported Chinas initial flight test of the hypersonic glider in January

2014. Since then, six other flight tests have been carried out in what U.S. intelligence officials believe is a high-priority weapons program for the Chinese. Chinas Defense Ministry confirmed the first flight test nearly four years ago but sought to play down the arms development. Our planned scientific research tests conducted in our territory are normal, the ministry said in the statement. These tests are not targeted at any country and at any specific goals. MORE

19:46

An Interactive Documentary About Everyday Life in a Palestinian Village "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Scene from <em>The Invisible Walls of the Occupation</em> (courtesy BTselem and Folklore)Scene from The Invisible Walls of Occupation (courtesy BTselem and Folklore)

Burqah is an ordinary village in Palestine, where no conflict or momentous event has brought it international attention. And thats why the developers of the interactive documentary The Invisible Walls of Occupation chose it as their subject, to immerse viewers in the everyday lives of ordinary Palestinians. Layering photographs, video, and maps, the online project invites viewers to step into a school, clinic, or private home, and hear first-hand how occupation has influenced this town.

The news is always on extreme violence, but we dont see how life is really like, and how occupation really impacts every aspect of life, creator Osnat Ita Skoblinski told Hyperallergic. The Invisible Walls of Occupation is a collaboration between the human rights organization BTselem, where Skoblinski creates digital content, and Folklore, a Montral-based design studio. The initiative draws on research from a previous case study on Burqah.

Skoblinski presented the documentary at the recent Future of Storytelling (FoST) festival at Staten Islands Snug Harbor, although it has been online since February. Unlike many of the projects that were on view with FoST for Good, The Invisible Walls of Occupation involves no virtual reality headsets, no augmented reality, no complicated projections. It is just a desktop site. Yet the movement of the panorama of collaged photographs, and the recorded videos and sound, make it f...

19:45

Baby Bear And Her Mom Forced To Pose With Tourists All Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a sad video, a man carries a baby sun bear by the scruff of her neck, plunking her down upon a wooden bench. When the baby bear tries to scamper away, the man roughly grabs her and holds her down, wiping her down with a cloth.

In another scene, the bears mother lies on the same bench, but she doesnt try to escape she appears sluggish and lethargic as a man cleans her with a cloth as well.

Credit: Scorpion Foundation

The bears in the video are a mother-daughter duo named Ajib and Marsha. Ajib used to live in the wild, according to Dave Neale, animal welfare director for Animals Asia. But now Ajib resides in captivity with her baby, where they both spend their days posing with tourists for photographs.

This past July, Marison Guciano, director for investigations for Scorpion Foundation, witnessed these scenes when he visited the Bali Elephant Camp, which is run by a company called True Bali Experience in Bali, Indonesia.

Credit: Scorpion Foundation

I recorded this myself, disguised as a tourist, Guciano told The Dodo. The bears are strategically placed at the front of a chocolate shop so when tourists are having a drink, they can see these two bears.

Some Western tourists (as seen in the recording) then pay for tickets to pose with the bear and her baby, Guciano said, adding that each paying person or group would get about 20 minutes to spend with the bears.

Credit: Scorpion Foundation

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19:40

Gypenoside protects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016 ;39(1):123-36. Epub 2016 Jun 20. PMID: 27322831 Abstract Title:  Gypenoside Protects against Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Inhibiting Cardiomyocytes Apoptosis via Inhibition of CHOP Pathway and Activation of PI3K/Akt Pathway In Vivo and In Vitro. Abstract:  BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is believed to be the major cause for detriments in coronary heart diseases, but few effective therapies for prevention or treatment of I/R injury are available. Gypenoside (GP) is the predominant effective component of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and possesses capacities against inflammation and oxidation. In the present study, the role of GP in ameliorating myocardial I/R injury was investigated.METHODS: effect GP on the cardiac structure of I/R injured rats was assessed by H&E and TTC staining. Then the influence of GP on the cardiac function of rat model was determined by measuring hemodynamics parameters, levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK). Thereafter, effect of GP on apoptotic process was evaluated with both rat and cell models. The production of molecules related to ER stress and apoptosis was quantified for revelation of pathways involved in the myocardial protective effect of GP.RESULTS: Impairments in cardiac structure due to I/R injury was ameliorated by GP treatment. And it was evidently demonstrated that administration of GP not only effectively decreased the apoptotic rates in both rat and cell models but also markedly improved the cardiac function of I/R injured rats. In addition, results of western blotting revealed that the GP inhibited ER-stress and apoptosis through the blockade of CHOP pathway and activation of PI3K/Akt pathway.CONCLUSION: the current study showed the potential of GP to alleviate myocardial I/R injury and preliminarily uncovered the underling mechanism driving this treatment.

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19:38

Vet Was Supposed To Euthanize Dog But Decided To Save Him Instead "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The vet was supposed to euthanize Deebo at least, thats what the dogs owner asked him to do. But Dr. Eric Setzer, owner of Lesslie Animal Hospital in Rock Hill, South Carolina, knew he couldnt do that. Instead, he decided to save the dogs life.

We got a phone call that a dog was coming in for euthanasia who had a tumor on his face, and he was only 5 years old, so that got my attention right away because 5-year-old dogs arent euthanized very often, Setzer told The Dodo.

Credit: Lesslie Animal Hospital

When Deebo came in, Setzer could see that the dog was in bad shape he was emaciated and had a skin condition and infections in both ears. Then there was the issue with his face  it wasnt a tumor, as the owner had said, but several abscesses. Deebo also turned out to be heartworm positive.

But all of Deebos health issues were treatable, according to Setzer.

Credit: Lesslie Animal Hospital

I gave her a quote for what the treatment would cost, but she said she couldnt afford it, and to still put him to sleep, Setzer said. So I had her sign him over to the animal hospital.

After the owner signed Deebo over, Setzer got in touch with volunteers at a local rescue group, Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue, who agreed to help fundraise to pay for Deebos medical bills and help find him a new home.

Credit: Lesslie Animal Hospital

But first, Deebo needed to get better. He stayed at the vet hospital for about three weeks, which gave him lots of time to bond with the man who had saved him.

Hes one of those real lazy dogs, Setzer...

19:34

Photoshop Turns Rock Climbing Photos Into Rock Worshiping Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres a strange and hilarious idea that the Internet has spawned: if you Photoshop rock climbers out of bouldering photos and leave the spotters in the frame, the resulting images look like photos of rock worshipers.

@allmightystone is a new Instagram account dedicated to collecting and sharing these Photoshopped creations.

Just for reference, heres what unaltered bouldering photos look like when they contain both the spotter(s) and the rock climber:...

19:32

Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- November 6th 2017: Purge of Khazarian mobsters intensifies as Trump is kept safe in Asia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from November 6th, 2017 has been updated. Click here to read the full report. 

This post serves as a notice that the original has been updated. In the above link, scroll down to where it says:

[Below is the remaining portion of Fulford's update this week]

Pentagon sources think Xi is now the true strongman of China, and offered the following analysis of his post-Congress position:
It appears that Chairman Xi is now paramount leader with no anointed successor and control of five votes on the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC), since Han Zheng is the only guy from the Shanghai or Jiang faction, and Prime Minister Li Keqiang is from the Hu faction. The other four guys are colorless and loyal to Xi, even though they rose under Hu and Jiang. Wang Huning appears to provide continuity, since he also worked for both Jiang and Hu.
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19:30

PR: Spacoin: The First Spa Project Applied Blockchain in The World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spacoin - Spa Blockchain Project

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

KAYSPA (also known as SPA Foundation) is the biggest Spa chain in Indochina, is building SpaCoin, an Ethereum based token regulated by smart contracts. This blockchain platform supports the beauty community by gathering all beauty care solutions from Spa members and feedback from clients worldwide in order to improve the quality of beauty care. The company will hold a crowdsale between 13th 26th November 2017.

Hereinafter the writer will provide a brief on SpaCoin, their upcoming Crowdsale as well as her investment related thoughts on the project.

Platform

SPACOIN is the Ethereum based blockchain platform regulated by smart contracts. SpaCoin develops the beauty care industry as well as creates market information via a cryptocurrency reward system, motivating and inspiring community to join the network.

SpaCoin is the first cryptocurrency using a transparent decentralized platform in order to pay the rewards to clients and beauty care technicians who are recognized with positive contribution to the community.

SPACOIN is also the first blockchain in the beauty and healthcare industry that can help to solve the constraints of cross-border cosmetics trading and beauty care services through blockchain and smart contract.

Blockchain-Based Trusted Review Platform

By creating and implementing the first Blockchain platform for reliable spa reviews, Spa Foundation will facilitate the voice of the clients to be heard more. Beauty technicians will have access to valuable market research data and use them as strong tools to enhance the service quality as well as maintain the relations with loyal clients. Through a self-made smart agreement, Spa F...

19:30

More Pacific island #COP23 Opportunism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by John McLean Barry Brills report on Fijis relocation of a village doesnt mean that its the only opportunistic Pacific island country when it comes to COP23. Its near neighbour, Kiribati, is likewise trying to get its hands on some of that money to reimburse it for the NZD10 million paid to Fiji

19:29

The Tiny Home That Comes With Its Own Mobile Greenhouse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

mobile greenhouse

By Heather CallaghanEditor

Have you ever had to go away, but worried about your garden? Now you can take it on the run! Heck, this mobile greenhouse allows you to live on the run, too.

Meet Elsa thats the name of this tiny home you can hitch to a vehicle and take on the go. Its available through Olive Nest Tiny Homes of Lakewalk Tiny Home Community, South Carolina.

The clever design brilliantly utilizes every bit of free space. Inside and out, it appears much larger than its 28 ft by 8 1/2 ft size.

This one costs $81,500 which may seem steep for a tiny home but consider that many pay for RVs that do not include these amenities nor the comfort of a real home. Plus, it comes fully furnished and even includes cherry wood pieces and artwork on the walls. It also has a dryer, freezer, oven, fridge and washer.

It certainly offers more breeze and lighting than an RV. It was created by a builder with 40 years of craftsman experience in the trade.

Just look at the photos below and pay attention to the high end zone lighting system and the custom designed and built deck with swing.

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19:23

Gypenoside L inhibits autophagic flux and induces cell death in human esophageal cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2016 Jul 26 ;7(30):47387-47402. PMID: 27329722 Abstract Title:  Gypenoside L inhibits autophagic flux and induces cell death in human esophageal cancer cells through endoplasm reticulum stress-mediated Ca2+ release. Abstract:  Esophageal cancer is one of the leading cause of cancer mortality in the world. Due to the increased drug and radiation tolerance, it is urgent to develop novel anticancer agent that triggers nonapoptotic cell death to compensate for apoptosis resistance. In this study, we show that treatment with gypenoside L (Gyp-L), a saponin isolated from Gynostemma pentaphyllum, induced nonapoptotic, lysosome-associated cell death in human esophageal cancer cells. Gyp-L-induced cell death was associated with lysosomal swelling and autophagic flux inhibition. Mechanistic investigations revealed that through increasing the levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), Gyp-L triggered protein ubiquitination and endoplasm reticulum (ER) stress response, leading to Ca2+ release from ER inositol trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)-operated stores and finally cell death. Interestingly, there existed a reciprocal positive-regulatory loop between Ca2+ release and ER stress in response to Gyp-L. In addition, protein synthesis was critical for Gyp-L-mediated ER stress and cell death. Taken together, this work suggested a novel therapeutic option by Gyp-L through the induction of an unconventional ROS-ER-Ca2+-mediated cell death in human esophageal cancer.

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19:22

What Could Go Wrong? EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Lab-Grown Mosquitoes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Mac Slavo

Lab-grown mosquitoes armed with bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have just been approved by the EPA. The agency is saying that these mosquitoes could be the key to killing off insects that often transmit dangerous viruses such as Zika.

Nothing can go wrong, right? The government would never do that to us. Famous last words, but nonetheless, the created mosquitoes are very real! Mosquitoes are annoying the way it is, and adding the Zika virus has been exactly no fun for anyone. But is it worth infecting mosquitoes with bacteria in order to help stop the Zika virus? The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says yes.

On November 3, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a new approach from the biotech company MosquitoMate. The goal is to destroy populations of wild mosquitoes that could be carrying nasty viruses, according to a report from Nature magazine. CNET

MosquitoMate infects lab-grown mosquitoes with the common bacterium Wolbachia pipientis, which affects mosquitoes but they claim it does not affect not animals or humans. They chose to infect lab-grown mosquitoes over genetic modification, although the reason for this decision is not yet known. MosquitoMate will release these insects in 20 states (which include Washington D.C., and Kentucky) this summer.

The Wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes (which dont bite) mate with the wild populations of female Asian tiger mosquitoes (which do bite). The egg...

19:17

Graffiti And Birdcages In Trendy Mile End, Montreal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you are planning a trip to Montreal and love to visit the happening spots around any town, Mile End is the neighborhood you won't want to miss. We were staying in the Outremont neighborhood, just a short walk from...

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Flavonol glycosides from the aerial parts of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and their antioxidant activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Arch Pharm Res. 2016 Sep ;39(9):1232-6. Epub 2016 Jul 6. PMID: 27384065 Abstract Title:  Flavonol glycosides from the aerial parts of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and their antioxidant activity. Abstract:  The phytochemical investigation of the aerial parts of Gynostemma pentaphyllum led to the isolation of a new flavonol glycoside, gynopentaphylloside (1), along with seven known compounds (2-8). The structure of the new compound was determined on the basis of 1D, 2D NMR and HRESIMS data as well as acid hydrolysis. The antioxidant activity of the isolates was evaluated by a 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay.

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19:12

Make Your Old Doors New Again With These Creative DIY Projects "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whats old is new again. Repurposed items are becoming increasingly popular in the interior design world. With a pleasing aesthetic and a price tag that wont break the bank, you can turn any old piece of furniture into something new and exciting for your home. With some creativity and imagination, your old doors can be... View Article

The post Make Your Old Doors New Again With These Creative DIY Projects appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

19:11

Heavy Metals WARNING and Safe Detoxification Strategies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Jonathan LandsmanThe increasing exposure to heavy metals in our immediate environment and within the human body is proving to be a major threat to the health of both. Exposure to mercury, one of the most neurotoxic of all metals, is widespread with an Environmental Working Group study finding that 30 percent of pregnant women studied had mercury levels over the safe limit set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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19:06

HPV Vaccine inventor Ian Frazer Backs UKs Jabs for the Boys Lobbyist Group Conflict of Interest? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Eileen Iorio After Peter Doshis recent expos article in the British Medical Journal on how government agencies and vaccine manufacturers use grass roots organizations to push their vaccine agenda, I took a closer look at an upcoming decision about...

19:00

Bryan Cranston Gives Advice to the Young: Find Yourself by Traveling and Getting Lost "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I dont know what time youre reading this post but What do you really want to do in life? is a question that can wake you up right fast, or make you want to pack it in and sleep on it.

Its also a question asked maybe a bit too early of our young people, which starts with fantasy (What do you want to be when you grow up? A spaceman!) and by our teens it turns into a more serious, fate-deciding inquiry by people who may not be happy with their station in life.

Actor Bryan Cranston takes on this question in this Big Think video, and extolls the virtues of travel and wandering.




Traveling forces you to be social, Cranston says. You have to get directions.You have to learn where things are. Youre attuned to your environment.

Cranston thought he was going to be a policeman when he entered college. Then he took an acting class. So, at 19, Cranston explored America for two years by motorcycle with his brother, in essence to find themselves by getting lost. He says hes passed on this directionless wandering to his now 24 year-old daughter.

That idea of letting go and just wandering also dovetails nicely into his other advice about auditions. You dont go there to get a job, you go to create a character and present it. The rest is out of your control.

Now, Cranston says that the period between high school/college and the real world is the best time to do it, but theres really no time like right now. To quote Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there, and the boats are always leaving. Just jump on.

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Wall-to-Wall Color in a West Texas Revamp "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wall-to-Wall Color in a West Texas Revamp, Design*Sponge

Working within an air-tight timeline can do a number on you. It starts with overthinking the details. Then maybe you purposefully procrastinate in order to just let yourself breathe for a bit. That helped for a second, but now youre behind. And youve spent just as much time thinking about the deadline as you have actually working towards it. How exhausting! Not everyone is like this, of course. For some, this intensity is the very push they need to create something great. Which brings us to Jessica Reilly and her husband, John. When they moved to Lubbock, TX, the pair only had three months to find a house. The pressure was on, but *spoiler alert* they nailed it.

During the house hunt, Jessica and John held themselves to some pretty high standards. And rightfully so. This wasnt only going to be a huge monetary investment for the family, but this was a chance to leave the rental market and put a permanent stamp on a space. Hoping to find the ideal nest, they only set up showings of the most-perfect options in the most-perfect neighborhoods. That is, until they hit a dead end. It was during this stressful time, with their move looming ever closer, that Jessica decided to revisit a 50s-era house she and John had passed up earlier in their search.

It was the homes location that initially kept it out of the running. While they hadnt lived in Lubbock before, according to Jessica and Johns research the houses locale wasnt in prime territory. With their three months ticking away, however, Jessica desperately sent her husband to take a peek. Thankfully, not only was the neighborhood much better than they expected, but the 2,800-square-foot home was full of potential. Tall ceilings, original molding and large rooms had the pair simultaneously gawking and sighing in relief.

So theyd found a house. Now all they had to do was turn it into a home both quickly and affordably. Luckily, Jessica is well versed in all things interiors, and transforming the bare box was right up her alley. Since moving in shes painted walls black, doused cabinetry...

19:00

New Stoneware Animals Fraught With Human Emotion by Beth Cavener "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Through an Empty Place (The Fox Emerging from Shadow), 2017. Stoneware, paint, wood. 47h x 67w x 12d in

Through an Empty Place, detail

Beth Cavener (previously here and here) creates large animals that each appear to wrestle against their implied captivity. The works can be viewed as animals in the throes of domestication, however beneath the surface lies a peek into our own human psychology. Cavener projects these emotions onto her sculpted clay figures, showcasing the primitive animal instincts that lie beneath our own exteriors.

Both human and animal interactions show patterns of intricate, sublim...

19:00

Viral Meningitis Outbreak: The Virus Can Be Spread For NINE WEEKS After Recovery! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Washoe County Nevada has experienced a viral meningitis outbreak. So far, 47 people have contracted the disease and 43 have had to be hospitalized and the outbreak is still ongoing.

Health officials expect the outbreak to get worse. The outbreak is still ongoing, says Washoe County Health District spokesperson Phil Uliabarri said. Uliabarri added that the cases are all still being investigated. Ulibarri says the county is working with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) during its investigation. According to the Washoe County Health District, there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis in the county since July 15, up from the more than 30 cases reported in October 2017.

What makes this challenging is that the virus may be passed on from an infected person for up to two to nine weeks after they feel better and have returned to normal activities, Ulibarri said. So even if people do [an] environmental cleaning in certain areas, that area could be contaminated by another individual who was previously ill or who had contact with a sick person.

And getting the vaccine wont do you any good. Nevada students enrolled in seventh grade after June 30 were required to be immunized with the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, commonly referred to as the MCV4. ...

Viral Meningitis Outbreak: The Virus Can Be Spread For NINE WEEKS After Recovery! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Washoe County Nevada has experienced a viral meningitis outbreak. So far, 47 people have contracted the disease and 43 have had to be hospitalized and the outbreak is still ongoing.

Health officials expect the outbreak to get worse. The outbreak is still ongoing, says Washoe County Health District spokesperson Phil Uliabarri said. Uliabarri added that the cases are all still being investigated. Ulibarri says the county is working with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) during its investigation. According to the Washoe County Health District, there are now 47 cases of viral meningitis in the county since July 15, up from the more than 30 cases reported in October 2017.

What makes this challenging is that the virus may be passed on from an infected person for up to two to nine weeks after they feel better and have returned to normal activities, Ulibarri said. So even if people do [an] environmental cleaning in certain areas, that area could be contaminated by another individual who was previously ill or who had contact with a sick person.

And getting the vaccine wont do you any good. Nevada students enrolled in seventh grade after June 30 were required to be immunized with the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine, commonly referred to as the MCV4. That current vaccine targets only bacterial meningitis and would not work against a viral outbreak such as this one.......

19:00

Germany's Securities Regulator Warns ICOs Pose 'Numerous Risks' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Germany's top finance regulator has issued an investor warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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Photographer Exposes What Really Happens Behind the Scenes of a Perfect Shot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photographers are a bit like magicianscreating picture-perfect fantasies by any means necessary. What often ends up as a stunning Instagram or Facebook photo often has a much different story if we take a step back behind the curtain. Luckily, Brazilian wedding and family photographer Gilmar Silva lets us into his creative process with images that expose how far he'll go to get the perfect shot.

And just like we've seen in the past with behind-the-scenes images of photo assistants, the results are an amusing look at what the life of a photographer really entails. All in the name of making his clients look their best, we see Silva lay in the wet sand and get his clients to position themselves in places we'd never imagine. The photos also show just how creative photographers are, cleverly transforming an anonymous landscape into a breathtaking environment just with a little imagination.

Silva regularly shares the behind-the-scenes images side by side with the finished product on his Instagram and Facebook. The series, LUGARxFOTO, provides a clear look at how the final fantasy most often doesn't match up with the reality of the shooting conditions. It's a tribute to his skill that he's able to make his  clients look their best with final photographs that are awe-inspiring. Whether it's getting his brother to throw rice for a glittering background effect or misting wa...

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Driving out of the Oregon High desert on highway 72 on our way in to Burns. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Driving out of the Oregon High desert on highway 72 on our way in to Burns.
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18:50

Gerald Celente & Chris G. Waltzek Ph.D (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gerald Celente & Chris G. Waltzek Ph.D Podcast Radio GoldSeek Highlights Head of the Trends Research Institute, Gerald Celente shares the hosts enthusiasm for Bitcoin and related Altcoins. The blockchain revolution presents a key portfolio candidate for investors with...

The post Gerald Celente & Chris G. Waltzek Ph.D (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:45

At least 4 dead, 18 missing after major mudflow hits Corinto, Colombia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A devastating mudflow swept through Colombian town of Corinto Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2017, killing at least 4 people and leaving 18 others missing. A total of 29 people were injured and 22 houses destroyed. The mudflow struck the mountainous town at about...... Read more

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.1 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 07:42 UTC (16:42 JST) on November 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20.3 km...... Read more

Kenyan police investigate four senior politicians for wildlife trafficking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NAIROBI Kenyan police have linked four senior politicians to wildlife poaching and trafficking in alleged schemes to fund their election campaigns. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), a branch of the Kenya Police Service, has been investigating the politicians since soon after the countrys August 8 elections, prompted by testimony from a foreign trafficking suspect who was already in police custody. John Kihara, the investigations lead officer with the CID, said evidence includes phone logs and bank transfer records linking the politicians to other trafficking suspects, some of whom are serving prison sentences or in police custody. Mobile cash communication records show large cash transfers with other suspects, suggesting a correlation in their crimes, he said. GPS data obtained from mobile service providers show that the accused politicians have met with several other suspects, some of them international criminals on the run, according to Kihara, The mounting evidence suggests that the politicians are financing and paying poachers, then selling live animals and specimens abroad to fund their campaigns leading up to the August elections, sergeant Peter Omondi of the Kenya Police Service told Mongabay. It appears that collectively the four made several million dollars off the scheme, he added. It remains unclear whether the four politicians were collaborating or working independently, but for now police are treating them as separate cases. So far, the investigation has linked the politicians to nine suspected poachers and low-level traffickers who are currently in police custody, and the Kenyan government is working closely with

18:42

How to Shoot Double Exposure Concert Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I recently shot a series of double exposure photos of the band I Dont Know How But They Found Me at The Knitting Factory, and theyve received a great response. So, I thought it would be worth explaining how I took them!

If you also have a Nikon D750 or similar Nikon camera, heres how you can experiment like I did:

1. Visualize your final image

This can be difficult to do in an unpredictable live music setting your subject might be bouncing around the stage! But if you can see in your mind how youd like the final image to look, that will help you take the steps to create it. With IDK being a two-man band, I knew I wanted to take some double exposure photos that included both Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman. Prior to taking a shot, I decided I wanted Dallon on the left side of the image and Ryan on the right. My angle of shooting and stage light locations came into play when making this choice.

2. Adjust your camera settings

On my Nikon D750, I went to the Photo Shooting Menu and selected Multiple Exposure.

Then, for the Multiple Exposure Mode, I selected On (series) because I wanted to try several double exposure photos. If I had wanted to just take just one, I would have selected On (single photo). Keep in mind that if you select On (series), your camera will keep taking multiple exposures until you go back into the menu and turn it off.

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18:41

Simplifying Tokenization: A Bridge to the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Blockchain and its associated technologies and uses have piqued the interest of everyone from Bitcoin newbies, Wall Street bankers, but probably more importantly, entrepreneurs and developers.

The application and usage of Blockchain technology, as well as tokenization, is rightly being touted as the next technological wave that will disrupt and revolutionize the technology space as we know it.

With this being known and widely accepted, it begs the question why there is not a mass uptake of businesses and start up latching onto the potential of the Blockchain. But the truth is, utilizing the Blockchain successfully is still a difficult and time consuming operation.

There are many different legal regulations to try and tip-toe around. There is the difficulty and launching and maintaining an active token ecosystem through an ICO, which can also detract from the core business. And there is the development and implementation issues too.

Simplifying tokenization through Simple Token

Simple Token has come to the fore as a potential option for simplifying the process of getting developers onto the Blockchain and utilizing the technologies power. The idea is that Simple token can act as a foundation of a Blockchain business for a company to build upon, rather than building from scratch.

Simple Token allows companies to create, manage, and launch their own branded digital token based on Simple Token, allowing them the use of side chains and the Blockchain ledger for its multiple uses.

This thus allows the company to utilize the Blockchain, have their own form of digital token, but there is none of the afore mentioned difficulties that come with minting their own coin.

Powered by their OpenST Protocol, Simple Token believes that allowing companies to stake their new branded token upon their Simple Token, the company then has an open scalable side Blockchain which functions in a cryptographically auditable manner.

Closing the gap

Because this new technology exists and is making great strides, there...

18:37

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations MODERATE | November 9th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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18:34

Typical audience reaction to a bass solo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A video highlighting the usual problem of how bass players get absolutely no respect for their musical skills.

Its the polar opposite what trombone players get when they solo.

The post Typical audience reaction to a bass solo appeared first on The Poke.

18:34

Americans United celebrates 70 years of defending religious freedom "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WASHINGTON The national nonprofit organization Americans United for the Separation of Church and State celebrated 70 years of defending religious freedom in the U.S. A reception was held Dec. 2 at the the National Geographic Society building. The gala honored both the organization and the contributions of executive director Rev. Barry W. Lynn, who is now retiring after 25 years of service.

Attending that event as a member of the honoree committee was Circle Sanctuarys Rev. Selena Fox, who has spent her own career fighting for religious equality. More specifically, she has been speaking out on behalf of Pagan religions within these realms. Over the years, Fox has worked closely with Americans United.

I am thankful for the support of Barry Lynn and Americans United for Separation of Church and State in various Pagan civil rights and religious freedom that Lady Liberty League has worked on over the years, Fox told The Wild Hunt.

Also among the 400 in attendance was Washington D.C.-based Pagan Caroline Kenner and Circle Sanctuarys Dr. Dennis Carpenter.

AU 70th gala [S. Fox].

Americans United was founded in 1947 by a broad group of community leaders who were opposed to a congressional proposal to extend government aid to private religious schools. This was at the dawn of the McCarthy era, and a period that saw religious rhetoric increasingly seeping into government entities.

By 1954, the Knights of Columbus had successfully lobbied to have under God added to the Pledge of Allegiance in order to help combat godless communism. In 1956, Congress made In God We Trust mandatory on all American money, and it was in 1952 that the National Day of Prayer was adopted; one year later the National Prayer Breakfast began.

In a Smithsonian Magazine article titled History of the National Prayer Breakfast, journalist Diane Winston writes, Soon after his election in 1952, Eisenhower told [famed Southern Baptist minister and evangelist Billy Graham] that the country needed a spiritual renewal. For Eisenhower, faith, patriotism and free enterprise were the fundamentals of a strong nation. But of the three, faith came...

18:30

'Plenty of Time': Parity Rep Says Startup Won't Push for Emergency Fork "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Communications lead at Parity said the team will not push for an emergency hard fork to recover some $150 million in locked-up ether funds.

18:28

Polysaccharides extracted from Gynostemma pentaphyllum has immunomodulatory activity in vivo. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Molecules. 2016 Aug 19 ;21(8). Epub 2016 Aug 19. PMID: 27548135 Abstract Title:  Immunomodulatory and Antioxidant Effects of Polysaccharides from Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino in Immunosuppressed Mice. Abstract:  The immunomodulatory and antioxidant activities of crude polysaccharides extracted from Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino (GPMPP) were investigated. GPMPP was composed of rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, glucose and galactose in the molar ratio of 1.39:3.76:1.00:1.64:4.98:5.88. In vivo studies showed GPMPP significantly increased the spleen and thymus indices, activated the macrophage phagocytosis and NK cells, and exhibited activity on none or Con A/LPS-stimulated splenocytes in a dose-dependent manner in C57BL/6 mice. Moreover, GPMPP elevated CD4 T lymphocyte counts as well as the CD4/CD8 ratio dose-dependently, and it increased IL-2 level in the sera and spleen of Cy-immunosuppressed mice. Furthermore, GPMPP significantly increased the SOD, GSH-Px, T-AOC, GSH and CAT level, and decreased the MDA level. The results showed that GPMPP might play an important role in prevention of oxidative damage in immunological system. These findings indicate GPMPP has immunomodulatory activity in vivo and seems to be an effective natural immunomodulatory agent.

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18:27

New Zealanders Fighting Genetically Engineered Trees, Risk of Transgenic Contamination "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zelka Grammer is a horticulturist/orchardist, keen seed saver and chairwoman of GE Free Northland. She recently had this piece on efforts to stop GE trees in New Zealand published in the New Zealand Herald. 

 

Sixteen thousand submitters from all over New Zealand opposed the former governments sneaky attempt last year to allow the indiscriminate planting of GE trees anywhere in the country. A large chunk of those submissions came from Tai Tokerau and Tamaki, a region stretching from the Bombay hills north to Cape Reinga, where outdoor use of GMOs is not allowed.

The National Partys goal? Override any precautionary or prohibitive GE policies, provisions, and rules in local councils plans and destroy our valuable enforceable GE Free zones.

Since 2003, Northland and Auckland councils have worked collaboratively and in a fiscally responsible manner to put into place an additional tier of local protection against the risks of outdoor use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), much needed because of serious inadequacies in the national legislation (Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act).

GE-Free Northland, foresters with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certification, and many other primary producers were pleased to learn that controversial clause 6.4 had been removed, when the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released the new Environmental Standards (NES) for Plantation Forestry in August.

The new NES-PF gives foresters, councils, and communities clear guidelines on how to protect the environment while achieving a sustainable forestry industry (although many submitters requested stronger provisions to protect indigenous trees, wildlife habitats, and ecosystems).

Public pressure on MPI resulted in the agency removing the controversial clause (which MPI added at the eleventh hour without consulting the NZ Farm Forestry Association, Forest and Bird, or other key stakeholders) from the new NES-PF. A packed room at Forum North, Whangarei, saw the toes of MPI bureaucrats from Wellington held to a hot fire.

Despite the former governments push for risky...

18:23

The Difference Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres a 6-minute video from PiXimperfect that looks at the difference between the Levels and Curves functions in Photoshop. While the two may seem similar in purpose, there are some very clear differences between them.

An analogy instructor Unmesh Dinda gives is a comparison between a standard calculator and a scientific calculator.

Levels is your normal calculator, performing basic functions like adding, subtraction, division, and multiplication. Curves is like a scientific calculator. While its more complicated to use, it can perform more advanced functions and calculations.

You can achieve everything Levels can do by using Curves, but you can also add points to the curve itself, brightening or darkening particular areas of tone in the image.

We previously featured a video that looks at how you can actually use Curves to benefit your processing workflow.

Dont forget to check out the full video above to see the exact comparison between the two functions, including a handy eye-dropper function that allows you to be more precise with your edit.

18:21

Former Intelligence Operative Leaks Intel About Upcoming F-A-L-S-E Flag, Then Is Picked Up By FBI "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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18:21

14-Year-Old Tribal Teen Killed by Deputy Identified as Jason Pero "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Native Lives Matter will hold a vigil for Jason Pero (right) this evening at the Minneapolis American Indian Center in Minneapolis.

 

Published November 9, 2017

ODANAH, WISCONSIN  Tragedy hit the Pero family on the Bad River Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin as 14-year-old Jason Pero was shot and killed by a sheriff deputy Wednesday, November 8, 2017, shortly before noon.

The male teen has been identified by his family as being Jason Ike Pero.

Reportedly, he was home sick from school on Wednesday. It is unclear why he was outside when he was killed.

The Ashland County Sheriffs Office said the deputies responded to a 911 call from an Odanah resident that a male subject was walking int he neighborhood carrying a knife. It is unclear at this time what transpiring that resulted in a deputy firing two shots at the teen. What is known is Jason Pero was hit twice: once in the heart and in the right shoulder.

Neighbors dispute the teen was carrying a knife, but only had a phone his hand.

Yesterday, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippwa Tribes tribal council released a statement that read, in part:

The Tribal Council is deeply saddened and troubled by todays event, and they offer their condolences to the family at this time. This is an extremely hard day for everyone; in times like this the community must come together, and help each other heal.

A vigil for Jason Pero will be held at the Minneapolis Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, this evening, Thursday, November 9 at from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Minneapolis is some 170 miles from Odanah, Wisconsin. This vigil is sponsored by Native Lives Matter.

 

 

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18:15

Mass Shootings, Mass Psychology And Self-Defense "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com

america-falls-apart

There is an unfortunate correlation between crises and catastrophes and mass psychology. For those with a decent long-term memory, you may have noticed that the frequency of attacks and tragedies taking place today around the world is far above and beyond what occurred 10 years ago. So much so that many in the public have moved beyond the point of outrage and have now embraced complacency.

The mass shooting issue, for example, once inspired fevered debate over gun rights. Not so much anymore. While I am happy that the relentless attempts by leftists to exploit every shooting as a tool for their gun grabbing agenda have taken a backseat, I see a trend in another direction which is equally dangerous. That trend is a move towards acceptance that these things happen, instead of a healthy discussion on real solutions (and no, more gun control is not one of them).

A decade ago the Vegas shooting would have inspired media and social discussion for at least a year. Now, the story disappears in two weeks and is replaced with 10 others. I will be surprised if the latest church shooting in Texas in which 26 people were killed stays on the news feeds for more than a few days.

Where does this complacency come from?

It is a complex problem, but one that I think relates to the state of decline within any particular society. In Carl Jungs The Undiscovered Self, Jung mentions a consistent element of latent sociopathy and psychopathy within most cultures. Perhaps 10% of people within a society are latent sociopaths and psychopaths, and around 1% or less represent full blown sociopaths/psychopaths. Most of the latent people will never become truly dangerous if they are living within a culture that is healthy and morally balanced. In fact, those with inherent sociopathic traits can become very high functioning human beings who are adept at careers that many other people avoid (surgeons and career soldiers are two examples).

However, in the event that there is cultural rot and a degradation of principles, environmental influences come into play and latent sociopaths/psych...

Mass Shootings, Mass Psychology And Self-Defense "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com

america-falls-apart

There is an unfortunate correlation between crises and catastrophes and mass psychology. For those with a decent long-term memory, you may have noticed that the frequency of attacks and tragedies taking place today around the world is far above and beyond what occurred 10 years ago. So much so that many in the public have moved beyond the point of outrage and have now embraced complacency.

The mass shooting issue, for example, once inspired fevered debate over gun rights. Not so much anymore. While I am happy that the relentless attempts by leftists to exploit every shooting as a tool for their gun grabbing agenda have taken a backseat, I see a trend in another direction which is equally dangerous. That trend is a move towards acceptance that these things happen, instead of a healthy discussion on real solutions (and no, more gun control is not one of them).

A decade ago the Vegas shooting would have inspired media and social discussion for at least a year. Now, the story disappears in two weeks and is replaced with 10 others. I will be surprised if the latest church shooting in Texas in which 26 people were killed stays on the news feeds for more than a few days.

Where does this complacency come from?

It is a complex problem, but one that I think relates to the state of decline within any particular society. In Carl Jungs The Undiscovered Self, Jung mentions a consistent element of latent sociopathy and psychopathy within most cultures. Perhaps 10% of people within a society are latent sociopaths and psychopaths, and around 1% or less represent full blown sociopaths/psychopaths. Most of the latent people will never become truly dangerous if they are living within a culture that is healthy and morally balanced. In fact, those with inherent sociopathic traits can become very high functioning human beings who are adept at careers that many other people avoid (surgeons and career soldiers are two examples).

However, in the event that there is cultural rot and a degradation of principles, environmental influences come into play and latent sociopaths/psychopaths have the potential to mutate into something far more dangerous. Jung examines this dynamic as an explanation for the...

18:11

Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On Tonight "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thats another day pretty much complete in our bitcoin price trading efforts and its been another interesting one. After the revelations of yesterday (that the bitcoin hard fork is now not going to take place, or at least that seems to be the case) price ran up considerably before dipping and correcting as people took profits out of the market.

The hope now is that the volatility is somewhat out of the way. If this is the case, we should see a degree of overarching momentum return to price and in turn we should see things start to creep to the upside once more.

Well be looking for signals that imply some upside as we go and well be ready and waiting with our short-term strategy to make sure that we dont miss out on any opportunities to jump in and out as things mature.

So, with that said, lets take a look at whats going on and see if we can set up a strategy that we can use to draw a profit from the market on any further movement in line with our thesis. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand right now. Its a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session this evening comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7131 and resistance to the upside at 7192. If we get a close above resistance, well jump in long towards an upside target of 7260. Looking the other way, a close below support will have us in short towards an immediate downside target of 7090.

Lets see how things play out this evening and we will shuffle things about later to reflect any changes in approach.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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18:10

Feudal Control vs. Complexity Getting Medieval Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. Ayn Rand The fact that the causes and effective potentialities of Bolshevism were already existent in a latent form in democracy explains why Bolshevism flourishes only on []

18:09

Emergency Call-in to Stop Backcountry Timber Sale in Indiana "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Earth First! Newswire

On Thursday, November 9th, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plans to sell timber rights to a 300 acre section of the Yellowwood State Forest backcountry area. This forest is amongst the oldest and wildest of any in Indiana and has been subject to a 4-year study by scientists documenting the ecological value of older, undisturbed forests.

Environmental non-profits have been pushing people to call Governor Eric Holcomb for over two months. 228 scientists delivered an open letter to the governor opposing the sale. Local groups are organizing a protest at the sale itself, encouraging people to show up at 8 a.m. on Thursday. Private landowners adjacent to the threatened tracts are also setting up a long-term camp on their property. A banner was hung along a proposed logging road with the warning, If you log it, we will come. Despite this, the DNR plans to move forward with the sale this Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Yellowwood State Forest office.

This sale has garnered more media attention than any single timber sale in Indiana in decades. The Indianapolis Star and other major newspapers and TV station have covered it extensively, even publishing editorials exhorting the Governor to cancel the sale. In one recent article in the Star, multiple logging companies said they did not plan bid on the sale due to the public controversy. Lets tell the rest to follow suit.

The following companies have a documented history of logging in Yellowwood State Forest. Please call them to let them know that you would be really really really sad if they logged the backcountry area, that the bad publicity is bad for business. Do not make threats! Simply tell them how you would feel if the Yellowwood backcountry area were logged. Be sure to dial *67 to keep your number private. Even calling one or two is helpful!

Hamilton Logging: 812-227-8260 or 812-863-8733
Tri-State Timber: 812-829-9999 or 812-824-2241
R. Booe and Sons: 812-835-2663
Taggart Hill: 812-988-1494
Sugar Ridge Timber: 888-683-1283
Kinser Timber Products: 812-876-4775
Crone Lumber Company: 812-342-2259

For recent media coverage, visit:
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/11/07/hoosier-scientists-holcomb-stop-logging-yellowwood/836071001/

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18:06

G. pentaphyllum seed oil has direct and potent antioxidant activities. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Sci Food Agric. 2017 May ;97(7):2084-2093. Epub 2016 Oct 4. PMID: 27569782 Abstract Title:  Characteristics, composition, and antioxidant activities in vitro and in vivo of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino seed oil. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: In order to further develop and utilise Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino seeds, a detailed analysis of the characteristics of G. pentaphyllum seed oil (GPSO), including its physico-chemical parameters, fatty acid composition and unsaponifiable matter constituents, has been investigated in this study. The antioxidant potential of GPSO was evaluated by radical-scavenging activity and ferric-reducing antioxidant power assay in vitro, and the antioxidant activity in vivo was examined by using an aged mice model.RESULTS: The main components of the seeds are lipids (485.54gkg(-1) ) and proteins (203.26gkg(-1) ). The GPSO obtained by supercritical CO2 fluid extraction was rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (92.85%), especially conjugated linolenic acid (88.17%); and various useful compounds (squalene, tocopherol and phytosterols) were identified in the unsaponifiable matter. The overall antioxidant capacity of GPSO in vitro was shown to be comparable to that of Camellia seed oil as a positive control. GPSO could provide protection to the aged mice against oxidative stress and minimised the impact of ageing.CONCLUSION: All the results suggest that GPSO has direct and potent antioxidant activities; it could be utilised as a functional food to supplement or replace some conventional oils. 2016 Society of Chemical Industry.

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18:06

Blockchain Platform That Makes Every Participant Stakeholder in Video Games Marketplace "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nitro is a unique project on the ICO market that is backed by publicly listed company (iCandy Interactive Ltd, ASX:ICI) which has an existing relevant business with prominent institutional shareholders.

18:00

Blockchain Music Platform Voise Joins Ethereum Enterprise Alliance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Voise recently joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) that connects Fortune 500 enterprises, startups, academics and technology vendors with expert Ethereum professionals. Being a blockchain-driven decentralized platform itself, Voise had expressed interests in joining the prestigious only a month before the time of this writing.

Our team believes EEA is a genuine gateway to fruitful partnerships for Voise. The intellectually and technically rich group strives towards creating decentralized solutions for enterprises. Voise itself is a huge step towards introducing middlemen-free solutions in the global music streaming industry. Together, EEA and Voise can both share their expertise for the betterment of Ethereum industry as a whole.

After joining EEA, our platform has matched shoulders with some of the most prominent companies in the world. They include Bancor, BBVA, Accenture, British Petroleum, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Deloitte, ING, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Santander, Samsung, Toyota Research, UBS and more.

About Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is the worlds largest open-source blockchain initiative and offers the most industry-focused, member-driven Working Groups. It is an industry-supported, not-for-profit established to build, promote, and broadly support Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards, and open-source reference architectures. EEA is helping to evolve Ethereum into an enterprise-grade technology, providing research and development in a range of areas, including privacy, confidentiality, scalability, and security. EEAs membership represents a wide variety of business sectors from every region of the world, including technology, banking, government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, marketing, and insurance, as well as a number of fast-growing Ethereum startups.

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18:00

Down by the Hudson: A 3-Mile Strip of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My name is Caleb Stein, and Im a recent graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Down by the Hudson is an ongoing project Im working on. Its a record of my walks and interactions, mostly along a 3-mile strip of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Ive been passionate about photography since the beginning of high school. From 2015 to 2017, I interned with Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden, whos known for his powerful street photography, and, more recently, for his 2015 book, Face.

My relationship with Poughkeepsie started at the end of my junior year, while I was interning for Bruce, who lives about half an hour away from Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie is a small city with a population around 32,736. Approximately 19% live below the poverty line.

Recent years have brought a great deal of economic hardship to this lively, character-filled place. Some people attribute this to the downsizing of IBMs local headquarters. Others say that fault lies with the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, or the additions to the highway system, both of which have de-emphasized the role of Main Street.

Some blame local colleges Vassar, Marist, the Culinary Institute for their lack of engagement with the community. In any case, Poughkeepsie is still a beautiful, resilient city with beautiful, interesting people. Lots to learn from them, no question about it.

I feel inspired by what the Martiniquan philosopher and writer Eduaord Glissant once said, that I can change, through exchange. This project is not only a document of my interactions with the people and places of Poughkeepsie, but also an attempt to connec...

17:59

The Fine Line Between Letting it Go and Standing Up For Yourself "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image Artwork by Sue Roche

That snide remark from grandma, that rude checkout lady- how do you know when to let it run off your back like water into a stream and how do you know when to stand up and say something?

Recently I have been dealing with an issue with a company. I paid them for a service and they did not deliver.

I have gone back and forth trying to get some answers and now I am at the point where it is beginning to cause me stress and take up a lot of my time.

I think to myself that I should just let it go and save myself the stress, but where is the justice in that?

Sometimes there is a fine line between letting it go and standing up for yourself.

On one level if things are causing you stress then you need to just let them go and trust the Universe and karma to take care of the rest. But on the other hand, it is also important to assert yourself and stand up for what you want.

As I was having this debate in my mind, I decided I was going to form a plan of action. I figured that deciding when to let it go and when to stand up for yourself was a good life lesson I could learn and share with all of you.

Heres what I came up with-

How to walk the line between letting it go and taking a stand:

Step 1: Remove the Drama

The first step in determining when you should let something go or speak up is to remove the drama.

Often our own moods or experiences can colour the situation and cause us to see things from a biased point of view. This can cause us to feel overly emotional and can also trigger our ego to rise up.

When we feel wronged or attacked our ego instantly likes to pull up the victim card and this can actually leave us in a powerless position and fuel a powerless mindset.

When looking at the situation, try to remove all the drama and any emotions, and just look at the facts.

Step 2: Is This Really Worth My Energy?

Once you have all the facts in front of you, ask yourself- Is it really worth my energy to pursue this any further or is my energy better spent focusing on other things?

If it is worth your energy, determine how much you are willing to give.

For example, say your friend is yet to pay you back the $50 they owe you. You decide it is worth your energy to pursue because you value the friendship and you want your money back. So, you decide to confront your friend.

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17:57

Best Emergency Sleeping Bags For The Unexpected Night Out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An unexpected night might be rare but it is something to be prepared for. Fortunately there are a lot of inexpensive options out there that can get you through a dire situation. Not all survival bags are for every situation though. Your climate is a big factor in what you need to have. When it. . . Read More

17:55

With Segwit2X Called Off, Crypto Developers Get Back to Work "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With Segwit2X Called Off, Crypto Developers Get Back to Work

Over the past few weeks, a fog of uncertainty over bitcoins direction has forced a number of crypto projects to grind to a halt. Everything from blockchain development to token generation events has been on ice while the machinations surrounding the Segwit2X hard fork played out. Following yesterdays news that the proposal had been abandoned, developers have wasted no time in getting back to business.

Also read: Closing the Curtains On Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath

Bitcoin: Open for Business Once More

Within minutes of news breaking that Segwit2X had been kicked into the long grass, likely never to return, developers were swift to launch into projects that had been temporarily on hiatus. Digibyte and Radium were among a host of teams pressing ahead with development plans. While there was nothing stopping such projects from proceeding, as the hard fork penciled in for block 494,784 loomed closer, all eyes were fixed on more immediate concerns.

It was the same story in the ICO world, with blockchain companies such as Remme deferring their November token sale to account for Segwit2X. With many token sales accepting funds in bitcoin as well as ether, what happens to bitcoin has repercussions for the entire crypto economy.

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17:55

Gynostemma pentaphyllum formula could have potential curative effects on cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Chin Med. 2016 ;11:43. Epub 2016 Sep 27. PMID: 27708693 Abstract Title:  Anti-cancer effects of Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino (Jiaogulan). Abstract:  Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino (GpM) (Jiaogulan) has been widely used in Chinese medicine for the treatment of several diseases, including hepatitis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, GpM has recently been shown to exhibit potent anti-cancer activities. In this review, we have summarized recent research progress on the anti-cancer activities and mechanisms of action of GpM, as well as determining the material basis for the anti-cancer effects of GpM by searching the PubMed, Web of Science and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. The content of this review is based on studies reported in the literature pertaining to the chemical components or anti-cancer effects of GpM up until the beginning of August, 2016. This search of the literature revealed that more than 230 compounds have been isolated from GpM, and that most of these compounds (189) were saponins, which are also known as gypenosides. All of the remaining compounds were classified as sterols, flavonoids or polysaccharides. Various extracts and fractions of GpM, as well as numerous pure compounds isolated from this herb exhibited inhibitory activity towards the proliferation of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, the results of several clinical studies have shown that GpM formula could have potential curative effects on cancer. Multiple mechanisms of action have been proposed regarding the anti-cancer activities of GpM, including cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, inhibition of invasion and metastasis, inhibition of glycolysis and immunomodulating activities.

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17:51

Criminalizing speech is unworthy of an open society "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If freedom of speech is a universal right, it includes the right to voice sentiments that may be considered objectionable, obscene, or derogatory.

17:47

What To Do If Your Parachute Fails "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

So youre skydiving at 12,500 feet, and after pulling your parachute cord, a whole bunch of nothing happens

 

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17:46

Amy Goodman: Staying Critical "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Goodman speaking at the Standing Rock protests about her arrest. (2016)   Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) participated in the WNY Peace Center 50th Anniversary Dinner on Friday, November 3rd, with featured speaker Amy Goodman. Goodman highlighted the... Read More

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17:45

Why the future is bright for Virtual Assistants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I purchased my first mobile phone in the summer of 1999. I was 17 years old, growing up in a nondescript town in the Midlands of the United Kingdom. The population was less than 50,000.

For those of you wondering, it was a Sagem RC 922. It boasted enough memory for a whopping 100-contacts address book. It also had an external antenna. This phone would go on to be crushed by the juggernaut of Nokia.

My phone had no GPS. No colour screen. No WAP. No headphone jack.

It offered text messages, voice calls, and a calculator.

However, it came with a nice plastic card which promised 10 creditif you scratched off the silver foil and input the numbers into the phone.

It cost me just shy of 100. I had saved this up by working part-time in a factory during evenings while I studied at college.

Beyond the nostalgia

My cousin Thomas, a few years older than me; and my father were with me when I purchased the phone. We sat down in a coffee shop and unwrapped my new purchase. I powered it on and started inputting the code for the free credit.

What is that? they asked.

My new mobile phone, I replied.

My Dad simply looked baffled. But why have you bought a mobile phone?

I shrugged.

Then, quick as a flash, my cousin Thomas said: I want one. Where did you get it?

He marched off to the local store and came back two minutes later, triumphantly clutching his prize. My Dad, a blue-collar truck driver, was bewildered. Why had his son and nephew invested so much in something new?

What this means for Virtual Assistants

6 months ago my wife purchased me a gift. It was an Amazon Echo Dot. As someone who works all day in tech, she considered it a winner as a birthday gift.

However, it remained boxed for nearly six months. Two weeks ago she became exasperated, and set it up in the kitchen. It was a novelty at first.

  • Alexa, why is Siri better? [snark]
  • Alexa, do you have a boyfriend? [British taboo humour]

Eventually, it was used for the same purpose every Echo Dot is used for:

  • Alexa, set a reminder for 10 minutes when the oven fries are done

Yesterday, I came downstairs and saw my four year-old son sitting in the kitchen. He often uses a stool to help...

17:40

Guest Post: Understanding the Limits and Potential of Blockchain Technology "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest Post: Understanding the Limits and Potential of Blockchain Technology

The promise of blockchain technology is coming to the forefront and capturing the imaginations of investors, entrepreneurs and innovators alike. But what many people do not know is how perilous the blockchain journey ahead still is. We live in a world of smoke and mirrors; enterprise investors must do their due diligence in navigating these choppy waters making the right investments in the right blockchain technologies to unlock that promised potential.

To make the correct investments, we need to adopt a framework to evaluate them. Having a framework also means having the necessary inputs. What follows in this article are some of these key inputs.

If you are considering making technology investments, think about the end state: your vision. How will this technology fit within your existing technology infrastructure? You need to put on your far- and short-sighted glasses: First, what will the near future (12 years) of the blockchain ecosystem look like? Second, how will this blockchain technology integrate with your existing infrastructure? Does it complement your technology investments thus far? Does it mitigate or add to any burdens in your existing technological landscape? All of these questions should inform your purchasing decision.

As an integration consultant and a blockchain architect, my role is to help clients determine what is in the realm of possibility for them and what is not. Questions surrounding scalability, integration points, data interoperability and security are not easy questions to answer, but they must be considered. Some potential investors will be blinded by the sheer potential (or hype) of the technology and will completely ignore these realities. As appealing as blockchain technology is, its not for everyone. Some enterprise investors are not at the maturity stage to adopt it yet, and this is not an easy pill to swallow.

Blockchain is a nascent technology and much work is still being done in the areas of interoperability (e.g., ISO/TC 307, Ripple ILP, Hyperledger Quilt, etc...

17:38

#EndeGelnde Blocked Hambacher Coal Mine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image: Ende Gelnde activists blocked the Hambach coal mine today. Image by @15MBcn_int.   Originally published by Enough is Enough Buir, Germany, November 5th 2017: In the early afternoon, thousands of climate activists from the Ende Gelnde alliance successfully... Read More

The post #EndeGelnde Blocked Hambacher Coal Mine appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

17:37

GENO62 THE KEYNOTE OF THE BODY HEALING SYMPHONY "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Geno62 is a unique sound and ultrasound therapy device of the third generation, powering the self-healing abilities of the body. It increases the cellular membrane potential, helps repolarize the sick cells, removes energy blockages, reduces inflammations, fights infections and relieves pain; the soothing of symptoms is a result of the deep healing process taking place when

17:34

State of the climate: 2017 shaping up to be warmest non-El Nio year "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The year 2017 has seen some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded, only slightly below the record set in 2016. It has also seen unusually low Arctic and Antarctic sea ice for much of the year, though the summer Arctic minimum was only the eighth lowest on record.

2017 is also almost certain to be the warmest year without an El Nio event. When the effects of El Nio and La Nia are removed from the temperature record, the first nine months of 2017 are likely the warmest ever recorded.

Near-record warm temperatures

Ten months in, 2017 is very likely going to be either the second warmest or third warmest year on record, depending on the temperature series used. While there was some speculation earlier in the year that it could challenge 2016 for first place, colder temperatures in the period from June through September have largely eliminated any chance of a new record.

Carbon Brief has examined global temperature data from eight different climate centres around the world, both for the Earths surface and the lower troposphere (TLT). Temperatures for the full year of 2017 were estimated using the data available to-date for each dataset, along with projection of the El Nio Index for the remainder of 2017 (see methods at the end of the article for technical details).

The results are shown in the figure below. Annual temperatures from 1979 through 2016 are shown in black for each record, while the likely (95% confidence interval) range of the 2017 annual temperature is shown by the red bar.

The last two records shown, RSS and UAH, come from satellite data and are measuring the atmosphere on average around 5 km up from the surface. While these have similarities to surface temperatures, they are not expected to always respond in the same way to El Nio or other factors.


Annual global mean surface temperatures and 2017 estimates from NASA GISTemp,...

17:33

Project Row Houses and UH Invite Artists to Work with Houstons Third Ward Community "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Artist/Activist Matchmaking workshop by Carrie Schneider (photo by Terry Suprean)

In partnership with the Center for Art and Social Engagement at the University of Houstons McGovern College of the Arts, Project Row Houses has created a fellowship program that invites artists and cultural practitioners to the Third Ward to work alongside urban planners, educators and policy makers.

The fellows will engage in creative collaborations that involve the Third Ward community and address issues important to them.

In addition to mentorship from PRH and CASE, the two fellows will each receive a $15,000 stipend, a research grant, and access to a community brain trust.

Apply online at bit.ly/caseprh18.

The deadline for applications is November 21, 2017. Notification of fellowship recipients will occur by December 13.

The post Project Row Houses and UH Invite Artists to Work with Houstons Third Ward Community appeared first on Hyperallergic.

17:30

Quantum Computers Could Jack Your Crypto Private Key in 10 Years, Researchers Say "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin wallets might be in trouble if quantum computers advance as quickly as some researchers have projected.

17:28

Idiocy, Reality, and Subsiding land forms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fijis sinking Vunidogoloa Village Victim of AGW or opportunistic at #COP23 ? The popular press has dubbed this remote Fijian settlement as the worlds first community to be forced to migrate by climate-caused rising seas. But is it true? If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come []

17:26

5-Year-Old Girl Gets Dream Wedding Photo Shoot Before 4th Heart Surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After undergoing three open heart surgeries, 5-year-old Sophia Chiappalone had one wish before her fourth operation: to be a princess and marry her best friend, Hunter. After hearing of the wish, a family friend and pro photographer decided to give Sophia the photo shoot of her dreams.

ABC News reports that Sophia was born with several heart defects and is scheduled for a fourth open heart surgery in January 2018.

Late last month, photographer Marisa Balletti-Lavoie of Sassy Mouth Photography did the faux wedding photo shoot at City Park in Meriden, Connecticut. A local bridal shop supplied a flower girls dress as a tiny wedding dress and a veil to complete Sophias look.

6-year-old Hunter Laferriere, whom Sophia first met in preschool, happily played along and posed as the groom in the photo series.

Im trying to be strong for Sophia, Sophias mother, Kristy Somerset-Chiappalone, tells ABC News. In reality, shes slipping into heart failure more and more, and this might be the only time I ever see her in a wedding dress. That was going through my head.

...

17:26

In Defense of the Electric Car part 3 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by John Hardy Full disclosure: I own an electric car, and I think they are useful for city transportation. However, having owned one for a decade, I can say that it hasnt been practical or cost-effective. John Hardy believes they are the future, Ill let you, the reader, decide. Anthony Watts Part 1

17:25

Budapest Buildings Transformed into Street Corners with Striking Symmetry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Digital Collage Architecture Photography

Photographer Zsolt Hlinka creates imaginary places out of real architectural forms. His latest series called Corner Symmetry features intersecting buildings in Budapest that have been split in half and mirrored in the center of the composition. The result produces an extreme perspective of a stunning cityscape, where the top of the structures are angled at 45 degrees.  Because of this, it seems like were viewing them through a fisheye lensbut its really a meticulously crafted digital collage.

With much of Hlinkas abstract architecture photography, we cant help but think these buildings are real. Its only after weve spent time with each picture that we realize theyre two halves of the same whole. This momentary confusion is all Hlinkas design. Buildings keep more of their surroundings with them, so the illusion becomes even more realistic, he writes. However, no matter which side of these familiar looking buildings do we start our inspection first, we will always end up on the same points.

Corner Symmetry expands on Hlinkas earlier project called Urban Symmetry. For that series, he digitally manipulated straight-on views of buildings to create harmonious reflections against similarly monochromatic backgrounds. They have a distinctly Wes Anderson feel thats both whimsical yet curiousleaving us wondering whats behind the doors of these isolated structures.

Zsolt Hlinka uses digital collage to construct his abstract architecture photography.

Digital Collage Architecture Photography...

17:12

Flameless Cooking Systems "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was at the Self Reliance show and saw the Barocook flameless cooking system. I mentioned it here and @DKR said they were a common thing. So I bought one then another. I first purchased a Barocook from Amazon then bought a Trekmates flameless cook system from a local Army Navy store. My son had said that when he tried to do packet of mac & cheese from our food storage that it did not cook well. He thought maybe he did not let it cook long enough. So I decided to try them...

Flameless Cooking Systems

17:07

Space Fence: Connecting the Surveillance and Transhumanist Agendas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Makia Freeman, Contributor
Waking Times

The Space Fence is a massive, planetary-wide, space surveillance system currently being constructed that aims to monitor you all the way down to your DNA. Officially, the Space Fence is, according to Wikipedia, a 2nd generation space surveillance system being built (started in 2014) by the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin to track artificial satellites and space debris. Its budget is US$1.594 billion, its expected to be operational in 2019 and the Space Fence facility will be located in the Marshall Islands along with an option for another radar site in Western Australia. The Space Fence is a resurrection of a program started by Reagan in the 1980s called SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative), commonly known by its nickname Star Wars. However, like many exotic weapons of the New World Order, it has a cover purpose and a real purpose. This article exposes the grander implications of the Space Fence and how it connects to other technology that could be used to enslave you.



What is the Space Fence?

Although the USAF and Lockheed Martin tell us that the purpose of the Space Fence is to detect, track and catalog space debris, we must acknowledge that the MIC (Military Intelligence Complex) is at the helm of the New World Order and is routinely engaged in psychological operations against the rest of the population. The Space Fence is the answer to the prayers of a control-freak conspiratorial class. It will have the capacity to surveil everything on Earth. Like Skynet in the fictional Terminator films, it could become surveillance beyond comprehension. How? The Space Fence is designed to operate in LEO (Low Earth Orbit). It is designed to be one big interconnected machine, run by AI and joined to current (weaponized) technology by interacting with cell phone towers, Gwen TowersNexrad Towers, metal particulates and more to create a giant wireless network that manipulates us through the ionization of our atmosphere.

According to Elena Freeland, author of Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth who is soon to release a book on the topic, the Space Fence will eventually develop into a conductive Saturnian ring around the Earths equator. From there, it could be used to facilitate a complete lockdown on....

17:06

Holiday Gift items under $10 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This time of year I start crocheting nylon scrubbies for Christmas and it starts me thinking about cheap gifts. Would love to hear what other people do for White Elephant gifts at work or for other people you give inexpensive gifts too.


This is one of my new favorites cz i hate having to clean the microwave
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LQCB6I6/?tag=survivalmonke-20
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17:00

Corner & Compass: Celebrating Inspiring Families and Interiors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of the most powerful lessons Ive learned in the past decade is the power that media at all levels and in all formats has to affect change. In the early days of Design*Sponge I paid more attention to the style of what we posted, rather than focusing on who was being celebrated (and who wasnt) and why. Im not proud of the time it took me to recognize how important representation and inclusivity are, but Im glad to see that more and more blogs, magazines, newspapers and books are working to ensure that everyone in our creative community is being represented and supported. One of the projects Im most excited to see launch lately comes from photographer, David A. Land. Youve seen his work in just about every top interiors magazine and you may also remember him from the most popular home tour weve ever run on Design*Sponge the home David shares with his husband, writer Rumaan Alam, and their two sons in Brooklyn. (Thats their family below!)

This week David launched a new project, Corner & Compass, a website that showcases an incredible range of stories and interiors that celebrate a diverse group of families and creatives. I asked David what the tipping point was for starting a project like this and he said,

I know so many talented, creative people of color who ar...

17:00

Altcoin Market Regains Legs after SegWit2x Fork is Called Off "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the world woke up to news of the Bitcoin fork cancellation altcoin traders and investors finally had something to smile about. It had been dark days for the majority of altcoins as they had all lost ground in recent weeks to the Bitcoin behemoth.

As with previous Bitcoin forks, traders have been dropping altcoins, many of which can only be purchased with Bitcoin, and ploughing their funds back into the big one in order to get some extras when the chain splits. Many exchanges such as Coinbase and Bitfinex promised holders of Bitcoin an equivalent amount of Bitcoin2x after the fork. This also happened with the Bitcoin Gold fork which drove prices to record highs last month.

Everybody loves free stuff so traders have been getting out of the altcoins and moving back into Bitcoin in order to reap the rewards. Bitfinex even allowed traders to buy futures in B2X before the fork, naturally most will be wishing they hadnt now.

So in what is becoming a somewhat predictable swing of momentum the majority of altcoins were up this morning. Bitcoin itself surged to a record high of $7,800 but rebounded back and seems to have found support at the $7,400 level.

Ethereum has been a flat line for the best part of a month, idling between $290 and $310. It traded towards the top of this channel but has failed to break out of the $310 resistance level at the time of writing reaching a high of just under $313.

Litecoin has fared a lot better breaking out of its own $54 $58 channel and trending upwards towards last months high of $65. The digital currency has had some good news recently when one of the largest exchanges in South Korea opened up trading with LTC. The country is responsible for 25% of the global trade in Litecoin.

NEO has been another winner surging almost 25% in a matter of hours. Previously trading at around $26 the Chinese based crypto formerly known as Antshares shot up to $32 surpassing the $2 billion market capacity in a matter of minutes. Naturally these spikes are unsustainable but NEO is still strong currently trading at around $31 with a $1.5 billion market cap.

OmiseGO is another altcoin that needs a mention as its chart mirrored that of NEO. The undervalued coin rose from a long period of decline of around $6 to a high of $8.5 and is currently trading around $7.8 where it was three weeks ago.

Volatility in crypto markets goes without saying but after a month of doldrums it is finally time for altcoins to get some limelight.

...

17:00

Your 3-second guide to Kevin Spaceys career right now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yep, pretty much sums it up.

The actor has been edited out of a new movie before it has been released, with entirely new scenes filmed with Christopher Plummer in Spaceys place.

It got people thinking

The post Your 3-second guide to Kevin Spaceys career right now appeared first on...

17:00

They Are Coming For Your Guns: Democrats Introduce Bill To Ban Assault Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

bumpstock

Roughly two dozen Democrats in the Senate have banded together to create a bill that bans assault weapons and the bump stock.

The coalition of comrades is being led by (unsurprisingly) Dianne Feinstein of California. Were introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote, Feinstein said in a statement.

Isnt there a similar tool already in play? Its called a ban on murder. But Democrats dont appear to care. They are concerned only with the destruction of rights. Congress previously enacted an assault weapons ban in 1994, but that legislation expired in 2004. It also failed to stop the Columbine shooting in Colorado, which happened in 1999. So claiming an assault weapons ban will work is naive at best, and fundamentally flawed at its core at worst.

The Democratic legislation would ban the sale, production, and transfer of military-style assault weapons, with some exceptions (because the government has to remain armed), though owners of these weapons would be able to keep those they already own. The bill would also ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

It also would require a background check on any future trade or sale of an assault weapon covered by the legislation, require any guns grandfathered under the bill to be securely stored, and prohibit transferring high-capacity magazines.

The main issue here is that its only a matter of time before the comrades on the left are successful at disarming the citizenry. For a nation already in the grips of soft tyranny (the United States is ranked 23rd in the world for individual freedom. So much for the land of the free), it wont take much more for the few freedoms...

They Are Coming For Your Guns: Democrats Introduce Bill To Ban Assault Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

bumpstock

Roughly two dozen Democrats in the Senate have banded together to create a bill that bans assault weapons and the bump stock.

The coalition of comrades is being led by (unsurprisingly) Dianne Feinstein of California. Were introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote, Feinstein said in a statement.

Isnt there a similar tool already in play? Its called a ban on murder. But Democrats dont appear to care. They are concerned only with the destruction of rights. Congress previously enacted an assault weapons ban in 1994, but that legislation expired in 2004. It also failed to stop the Columbine shooting in Colorado, which happened in 1999. So claiming an assault weapons ban will work is naive at best, and fundamentally flawed at its core at worst.

The Democratic legislation would ban the sale, production, and transfer of military-style assault weapons, with some exceptions (because the government has to remain armed), though owners of these weapons would be able to keep those they already own. The bill would also ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

It also would require a background check on any future trade or sale of an assault weapon covered by the legislation, require any guns grandfathered under the bill to be securely stored, and prohibit transferring high-capacity magazines.

The main issue here is that its only a matter of time before the comrades on the left are successful at disarming the citizenry. For a nation already in the grips of soft tyranny (the United States is ranked 23rd in the world for individual freedom. So much for the land of the free), it wont take much more for the few freedoms we have left to evaporate. Gun rights may be the only thing left keeping us in the top 50 on that...

17:00

Segwit2x Futures Continue to Trade Despite Fork Cancellation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Segwit2x Futures Continue to Trade Despite Fork Cancellation

Despite yesterdays announcement that the anticipated Segwit2x hard fork will not be taking place, Segwit2x futures markets continue to trade. As of this writing, Segwit2x futures are trading for approximately $250 USD on Hitbtc and Exrate, and trading for approximately $180 USD on Bitfinex.

Also Read: Closing the Curtains on Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath

Yesterdays Announcement That the Contentious Segwit2x Fork Will Not Occur Sent Shockwaves Through the Cryptocurrency Markets

Segwit2x Futures Continue to Trade Despite Fork CancellationIn response to the news regarding Segwit2x, bitcoin suddenly spiked upward from $7500 USD to establish a new all-time high of $7900 USD before an aggressive round of dumping drove the price down to establish support at roughly $7000. After a brief overnight recovery of approximately 5%, the price of bitcoin hovers around 7150 USD after retesting the $7000 support area as of this wri...

16:57

Newly released AI software writes papers for you what could go wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week, we received a press release that caught our attention: A company is releasing software it claims will write manuscripts using researchers data.  The program, dubbed Manuscript Writer, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate papers, according to the company that created it, sciNote LLC. A spokesperson explained the software generates a first draft the []

The post Newly released AI software writes papers for you what could go wrong? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

16:56

Drug Dog Gets Retired Because He's Too Good At His Job "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For the last seven years, Tulo has faithfully served his community as a drug-detection dog with the Rifle Police Department in Colorado. But despite having a stellar performance record, it has recently been decided that his time in that role will be drawing to an end.

Turns out, Tulo's aptitude for sniffing out marijuana is at least partially to blame.

Credit: Facebook/Rifle Police Department-K9 Tulo

At the time Tulo joined the force, marijuana wasn't legal in Colorado like it is today. So, naturally, it was among the odors he was trained to detect. If, for example, during a traffic stop Tulo indicated the presence of narcotics, that could be cited as part of probable cause to initiate a search.

Now, that's not necessarily the case when it comes to pot.

Credit: Facebook/Rifle Police Department-K9 Tulo

"With marijuana being legal, case law has come down from the court that basically says people have a reasonable expectation of privacy to the odor of marijuana," Garrett Duncan, Tulo's longtime handler, told The Dodo. "Tulo doesnt tell me the difference in the drugs that hes located, so I am unable to determine whether it will be marijuana in the vehicle or, say, methamphetamine the vehicle."

In other words, Tulo's nose is as keen as it's ever been but the times are a-changin'.

Credit: Facebook/Rifle Police Department-K9 Tulo

Duncan says that Tulo could hypothetically be reconditioned to not signal when he detects pot, focusing instead on still-illicit drugs, but doing so would be just too unpleasant.

"It would take a lot of negative reinforcement, and Im not a big fan of that," Duncan said...

16:56

Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement Co-Founder, Dies at 80 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We had reached a point in history where we could not tolerate the abuse any longer, where mothers could not tolerate the mistreatment that goes on on the reservations any longer   Dennis Banks (1937-2017) was a powerful... Read More

The post Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement Co-Founder, Dies at 80 appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

16:55

In Search of the Authentic Selfie "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Screenshot of Google Image search results for Screenshot of Google Image search results for selfie

Editors note: The following excerpt is the ninth chapter of The Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images Are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Consent, and Culture, Alicia Elers new book from Skyhorse Publishing building on ideas first developed in a series of posts on Hyperallergic starting in June 2013.

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The selfie is an aspirational image, but it also an integral aspect of socializing, interacting, and being seen by others online. In an attention economy of likes that demands performance and absolute connectivity, the selfie is a way to visually grab some- ones attention, mimicking a face-to-face interaction. In order to exist, the selfie most be produced by the individual, and consumed by the network. Even though the selfie is a singular image object, it exists as a continual piece of content when posted to the network because of the people on the network who interact with it. Yet upon posting, it also becomes an archive of ones presence on the network. The selfie that is posted to the network is always about being seen the way you want others to see you. (#putyourbestfaceforward)

Though the selfie is a millennial phenomena, there are noticeably different selfie-ing habits between older millennials such as myself, who grew up using AIM and then joined Friendster and early MySpace; younger millennials who had Facebook in high school; and members of Generation Z who, born after 1996, are teens now or in their early twenties and regularly use Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr. One thing that distinguishes older and younger millennials and Gen Z is the question of online privacy. Older...

16:55

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Grim "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



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Whoever said 'do what you love and you'll never work a day of your life' probably should have added a caveat about murder.

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16:53

Socialized health care system COLLAPSES in Venezuela no more hospital beds, no matter how sick you are "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image: Socialized health care system COLLAPSES in Venezuela no more hospital beds, no matter how sick you are


(Natural News) It didnt take long for the socialist experiment in Venezuela to give way to malnutrition, starvation and scarcity of hospital beds and basic medical supplies. It doesnt matter how sick you are right now in Venezuela; you might have no option but to take makeshift treatment from the hospital floor. Women are giving birth in crowded waiting rooms, and hundreds of thousands of people with malaria are suffering, unable to get treatment. Over a million cases of malaria are expected by 2018.

According to expert estimates, the country has enough hospital beds to accommodate about 25 percent of the countrys needs. The governments supply of 47,000 hospital beds has shrunk to 18,000 units, as the socialist health care system continues to ration. There is no guarantee that a doctor will be able to help you if you walk through hospital doors, either. This comes at a time when thousands of the countrys children are at risk of dying from malnutrition. Illnesses such as diphtheria are getting the best of the young and old, who are starving for nutrition or some kind of sustenance and stability. Rafael Gottenger, president of the Venezuelan American Medical Association, says: We have seen children dying in Caracas from malnutrition. Mothers have nothing to feed their children. I have documented cases. For example, in the El Llanito Hospital, at least eight children have died recently from malnutrition. And if thats the way it is in the capital, how would it be in the rest of the country?

The Venezuelan socialist experiment is about eighteen years old. For fifteen years, the country was represented by Hugo Chavez, a populist who promised free healthcare and an improved standard of living. While the standard of living increased for many in the beginning, the wealth was slowly rationed by those at the very top of the socialist pyramid scheme. Over the years, the country became dependent on foreign oil for a majority of its economy. As the price of the oil went down, the wealth that the government was able to redistribute diminished.

When the government gains control over the economy, the very import aspects of innovation, competition, and efficiency are lost. Newfound dependency on social programs halts the drive and initiative of people. Consumer choice is lost as bureaucrats and the wealthy class...

16:47

This Cinematic Short Film Was Shot Entirely on the iPhone X "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Want to see the video capabilities of the iPhone X? Heres a beautiful 3-minute cinematic short film about a French pastry chef. Everything you see was shot entirely with the iPhone X.

Titled Made in Paris, the film was shot by photographer Ryan Earl and filmmaker Nick Arcivos of AmnesiArt. Its a portrait of Elise Lepinteur, a protegee of renowned pastry chef Christophe Adam of Paris, France.

We produced and edited this short piece in only 4 days with the help of monopods and gimbals (DJI Oslo Mobile and Zhiyun Smooth Q), AmnesiArt tells PetaPixel. For the macro shots, we used iPro Lenses by Schneider Optics.

Here are a few behind-the-scenes images showing how shots were done:

If you think the footage in this film is impressive, get this: DxOMark recently found that while the iPhone Xs video capabilities are solid (with some noticeable flaws), the smartphones still photo abilities are the best that has ever been seen.

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16:34

This dogs reaction when it sees its reflection will get you every time "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Keep this somewhere safe and watch it when you need cheering up.

Boom!

Oh, go on then.

Source

The post This dogs reaction when it sees its reflection will get you every time appeared first on The Poke.

16:33

Sodium Fluoride: Comments due November 20 to the AWWA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) provides the standards for the chemicals used in community drinking water systems across the U.S.

The AWWA have made this draft document on Sodium Fluoride available for public comment.

The Deadline is Nov. 20th to submit comments. After that deadline date, comments will have to wait until the next revision of the standard by the American Water Works Association.

According to the document, If you have any comments or questions about this standard, please call AWWA Engineering and Technical Services at 303.794.7711, FAX at 303-795-7603, write to the department at 666 West Quincy Avenue, Denver, CO 80235-3098, or e-mail at standards@awwa.org

On page viii, the draft document states:

In May 1985, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) entered into a cooperative agreement with a consortium led by NSF International (NSF) to develop voluntary third-party consensus standards and a certification program for direct and indirect drinking water additives In April 1990, USEPA formally withdrew its list of acceptable drinking water additives, and regulatory oversight of direct and indirect drinking water additives passed to the process developed by the consortium developed under the leadership of NSF.

*The draft document is available at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/am-water-works.sodium-fluoride.draft-sept-2017.pdf

 

16:30

Max Keiser & Michael Hudson: If Only Arrested Saudi Prince Owned Bitcoin (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Max Keiser & Michael Hudson: If Only Arrested Saudi Prince Owned Bitcoin Video RT In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy ask whether or not Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who is currently under Ritz arrest, would...

The post Max Keiser & Michael Hudson: If Only Arrested Saudi Prince Owned Bitcoin (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:30

VR Firm YDreams Global Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Virtual reality firm YDreams Global has become the latest member of the Linux Foundation-backed blockchain consortium Hyperledger.

16:28

Maximizing Altcoin Investing: Three Strategies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Altcoins can either be huge successes or total money drains depending on your strategy.

16:26

LAPD Launches Investigation Into Hollywood Pedophile Ring After Corey Feldman Files Formal Report (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Tyler DurdenEarlier this week, following a series of interviews with Matt Lauer, Megyn Kelly and Dr. Oz, Corey Feldman announced via twitter that he had filed a formal complaint with the Los Angeles Police Department regarding a pedophilia ring that he says has persisted in Hollywood since he burst onto the scene as America's favorite child actor in the 80's.
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16:25

Daily Digest 11/9 - $300m In Cryptocurrency Lost Forever, Zombie Diseases of Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Daily Digest 11/9 - $300m In Cryptocurrency Lost Forever, Zombie Diseases of Climate Change
  • '$300m in cryptocurrency' accidentally lost forever due to bug
  • $300 Million In Crypto Currency Lost FOREVER Thanks To A Bug In A Digital Wallet
  • Russia Says It Will Field a Robot Tank that Outperforms Humans
  • Worlds Largest Gold Producer China Sees Production Fall 10%
  • Ashamed to work in Silicon Valley: how techies became the new bankers
  • The Automatic Earth: How Broke is the House of Saud?
  • Americas Retail Apocalypse Is Really Just Beginning
  • Rising Debt Spells Warning! for This Bull Market
  • Room Of Secrets Reveals Glencores Mysteries
  • The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change

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16:25

Markets Update: Bitcoins Daily Trade Volume Surpasses $5B "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Markets Update: Bitcoin's Daily Trade Volume Surpasses $5B

Bitcoin markets over the past week have seen some phenomenal energy and the past three days has been a thrilling run.

Also read: Bitpico Claims Segwit2X is Still Alive Despite All Evidence to the Contrary

After the Canceled Fork Announcement Bitcoin Trade Volume Spikes Exponentially

Action across bitcoin markets have been all over the place. For instance, on Tuesday, November 7, the price dipped below the $7K zone and rebounded back above that territory a few hours later. The very next day on November 8, immediately following the announcement that Segwit2x was canceled, bitcoins market value spiked to a high of $7,900 per BTC. The peak didnt last long, and the price per bitcoin has been hovering between $7,100-7,450 over the course of the past 12-hours. The last few days bitcoin has been trading over $3B a day in 24-hour trade volume, but on November 9 the decentralized currency swapped over $5B in BTC trades. Presently, bitcoins value is trading at $7,150-7,210 across a variety of global exchanges.  

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16:24

When People Sick At Work Get You Sick "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How many times has this happened at your place of work? You notice that one of your coworkers is sick. Maybe not terribly sick, but definitely sick with something. Maybe its a cold, or maybe its something worse. The thing is, theyre at work potentially (highly likely) spreading their sick to others instead of staying at home until theyre better. Why do we see people who are sick at work? One guess is that they are either saving their sick time for vacation days or theyve used them all up already. Another guess is that they feel the need to

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16:23

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

CJ OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Tribunal Evidence  (Session II) FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Crimes Against Nature, RPP of Planet Earth Details including Record of Proceedings available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.     Advertisements Filed under: News Alert []

16:22

The History and Philosophy of Copyright "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Want to know the origins of the concept of copyright? Heres a 25-minute video from Filmmaker IQ that looks at the history and philosophy behind modern-day copyright.

While copyright may be crucial in the modern digital world creators live in, this has not always been the case. In ancient Rome, for example, artists and musicians were paid for their work and then that was that. Copying and redistributing art was just not a thing.

In the 6th century AD, however, the trend was bucked. When St. Columba copied a book, word for word, by St. Finnian, the victim of this plagiarism was not happy. Columba argued that the word of God needed to be spread, but when the dispute was taken before the king, it was Finnian who was found to be in the right.

To every cow belongs her calf, therefore to every book belongs its copy, said the king.

Unlike in modern-day court cases involving copyright, this particular situation resulted in a rebellion with 3,000 warriors killed in the Battle of the Cul Dreimhe in the year 561.

In an ever-evolving world, copyright has become an incredibly complex topic with many loopholes, gray areas, and other minefields that need to be navigated. Check out the full video above for an incredibly interesting journey through time and the evolution of copyright.

16:18

Catastrophist geology - Dr Donald Patton - dinosaurs and jesus living together "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I know, I know, I shouldn't bait the angry bear of radical Biblists, but...

I kinda REALLY RESPECT most of what I've seen (on the scientific i.e. observational, level) by proto-Electric Universe-ist Dr Donal Patten, from the 1970s; I really do. I just wish he WASN'T a  rallying on a Creationist i.e. someone who believes the Genesis part of the Bible, ticket. If he hadn't been, however, he'd have never pursued the 'science' he did try to uncover from the myth - so take it with the salt. But take it for what it is, i.e. scientific observation of the geological facts.

This kind of re-apportioning of historical record reminds me of the way Talbott/Thornhill take influence from ancient myths to propose a proto-Saturn model for our earliest Sun, our brown-dwarf planetary-momma. Let's see what happens in coming years - iff electro-astronomy is recognised.




DRAMATIC FOOTNOTE: let me add that I like how Patton points out that THE MAJORITY OF FOSSILS ever found are undersea fossils. And they're found IN THE MIDDLE of the United States. Also this Mammoths found with food in their mouths, supports a catastrophist effect similar to dumping a Vertebrate in LIQUID NITROGEN and to me this says, "The coldness of space was let in for a period of time."

To me this is a process that's VERY MUCH on its way again, as we move out of our current situation inside a fluffy electromagnetic band within this spiral arm of a bi-arm spiralling Milky Way. Yes, we're heading towards a time when OUR ATMOSPHERE MIGHT SPONTANEOUSLY DISAPPEAR for a while. It'll be great fun, this wild ride. Embrace it, human-fools.

I'm actually enjoying these Creationist documentaries about 'terrible lizards in the bible' that I'm shamelessly gonna share yet another wonderful piece of historical revisionism for you, ready?

16:11

The Evolution of Domestic Architecture Across 100 British Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A House for Essex, Wrabness, Essex (Architect: Charles Holland, formerly of FAT, with Grayson Perry) (courtesy Living Architecture, photo by Jack Hobhouse)A House for Essex, Wrabness, Essex (Architect: Charles Holland, formerly of FAT, with Grayson Perry) (courtesy Living Architecture, photo by Jack Hobhouse)

100 Houses 100 Years chronicles a century of architecture through the homes of Great Britain, from classical throwbacks to postwar housing to futuristic visions. The book from the Twentieth Century Society, out now from Batsford, was edited by Susannah Charlton and Elain Harwood. Photographs and short descriptions from critics and design historians accompany each structure.

Cover of <em>100 Houses 100 Years</em> (courtesy Batsford)Cover of 100 Houses 100 Years (courtesy Batsford)

The book begins with the 1914 Chestnut Grove in New Earswick, featuring Garden Village-style brick homes with a compact layout, built specifically for employees at the Rowntree confectionery company. It continues all the way up to 2015, with the much more lavish House for Essex by Charles Holland and Grayson Perry, a telescoping metal roof crowning its jewel box of ceramic decoration and exuberant color. The scope of the book is narrow, yet it takes in a lot of issues that recent housing has faced throughout the world, including how to construct homes in an economically tumultuous decade, and how to make those choices sustainab...

16:09

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16:09

Yale Presents a Free Online Course on Miguel de Cervantes Masterpiece Don Quixote "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Among the literary works that emerged in the so-called Golden Age of Spanish culture in the 16th and 17th centuries, one shines so brightly that it seems to eclipse all others, and indeed is said to not only be the foundation of modern Spanish writing, but of the modern novel itself. Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote synthesized the Medieval and Renaissance literature that had come before it in a brilliantly satirical work, writes popular academic Harold Bloom, with cosmological scope and reverberation. But in such high praise of a great work, we can lose sight of the work itself. Don Quixote is hardly an exception.

The notion of literary classic, Simon Leys writes at the New York Review of Books, has a solemn ring about it. But Don Quixote, which is the classic par excellence, was written for a flatly practical purpose: to amuse the largest possible number of readers, in order to make a lot of money for the author (who needed it badly). To mention these intentions is not to diminish the work, but perhaps even to burnish it further. To have created, as Yales Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra says in his introductory lecture above, one of the unquestioned masterpieces of world literature, let alone the Western Canon, while seeking primarily to entertain and make a buck says quite a lot about Cervantes considerable talents, and, perhaps, about his modernism.




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16:08

MaryBeth Collins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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16:06

How High Can It Go? Bitcoin Shocks The World By Crossing The $7000 Mark Less Than 1 Month After It Sold For $5000 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How High Can It Go? Bitcoin Shocks The World By Crossing The $7000 Mark Less Than 1 Month After It Sold For $5000 | Bitcoin-Public-Domain | Economy & Business Special Interests

Less than a month ago, Bitcoin was selling for less than $5000, but now it has smashed through the $7000 mark with seemingly no end in sight.  At this point Bitcoin has a total market cap of more than 100 billion dollars, and some analysts are suggesting that it could eventually go as high as a trillion dollars.  Cryptocurrencies overall are up an astounding 640 percent so far in 2017, and personally I regret not investing when Bitcoin was still in the very early stages.  I always thought that governments would eventually crack down and regulate cryptocurrencies out of existence, and that still may happen someday, but it hasnt happened yet.

One of the great things about Bitcoin is that it represents a medium of exchange that is not controlled by the central bankers.  So when you use Bitcoin you are choosing to become less dependent on a system that is designed to financially dominate the entire planet.  Any way that we can become more independent is a good thing, and so I greatly applaud the use of cryptocurrencies.

But there are those that are warning that a major bubble is forming and that extreme downward price action will be coming at some point.  Needless to say, the upwar...

16:01

Canadian Government Quietly Compensates Daughter of MK-Ultra Victim "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Humans Are FreeAlison Steel was only 4 years old when her mother's life changed forever.

In 1957, Jean Steel was admitted to Montreal's Allan Memorial Institute. The once happy and energetic 33-year-old was diagnosed with manic depression and delusional thinking.
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16:00

Collage and Frame Your Journey as a Maker "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chuan-Li Chang took her and her boyfriend's posters that they had collected from multiple events and framed them as a collage.

Read more on MAKE

The post Collage and Frame Your Journey as a Maker appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

16:00

It was easier than getting through to HMRC, Apple explains "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Apple has denied purposely avoiding paying billions of pounds in tax and claimed that its complex financial arrangements were only adopted after being repeatedly put on hold by the HMRC helpline. We want to pay tax says Head of Corporate Finance Fenton Barnes. When we rang we spent hours listening to a tinny rendition of Vivaldis Four Seasons, then when we eventually got through the guy couldnt help us and said he would get his colleague to call us back.

The company therefore developed a highly complicated tax structure which involved setting up a series of ghost companies in multiple locations. Just as we finished implementing that strategy, a guy called Kevin called back and said that he would have to run our queries past his boss, said Barnes. That was in 2012 and were still waiting for him to call back. When challenged, an HMRC spokesman said that the enquiry was very important to them and it would comment when the next available operative was free

16:00

Thank you, Angela Robinson: A Review Of Professor Marston and The Wonder Women "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Originally Posted at Marx in Drag

I have been interested in and reading about the creators of the comic book super hero Wonder Woman for a few years now. My interest began in 2014.

I was half-heartedly listening to Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and Gross was interviewing historian Jill LePore, the author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman. At the time, I hadnt read LePores book or the Wonder Woman comics, and so I was mildly but not wildly interested in their conversation. When Gross asked LePore to talk about William Marstons family life, LePore began to describe the relationship between Marston, Elizabeth Holloway, Marstons wife, and Olive Byrne, the woman who lived with them and was, in Terry Grosss words, Marstons mistress.

Holy shit!, I said to myself. These people were polyamorous! Of course, I knew that they couldnt have seen themselves as polyamorous in the contemporary sense of the word, for the word would not be invented for another fifty years or so after Marston and Holloway invited Byrne into their relationship. However, it sounded to me like they were doing something akin to a poly relationshipas in they had chosen to forge an intimate relationship that included more than two people, and they had built a life together.

In a word, I was hailed. I felt a sense of connection to Holloway, Byrne, and Marstondare I say queer kinship. I am poly and so were these people from almost a century ago. These are my people! And here were Terri Gross and Jill Lepore talking about it on the usually rather conventional National Public Radio. This doesnt happen often, so I stopped what I was doing and turned up my radio.

After LePore described the relationship between Holloway, Byrne, and Marston, Terri Gro...

15:54

Hedging Bitcoins With Options on the World Wide Web: Expert Blog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin options are not for the faint-hearted. What is Bitcoin-Based Risk.

15:53

The Promised Lie (Bookworm Successor Series I) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hi, everyone

Cats Paw (I really need a better title, for obvious reasons - how does The Promised Lie sound?) is the first in a new trilogy, following on from the events in Bookworm. If you havent read that series, all you really have to know is that there was a mage-dominated empire that was destroyed - along with most of the really powerful sorcerers - leaving the pieces to be picked up by a number of (formerly) puppet kings and tiny states. I dont think that any of the original...

The Promised Lie (Bookworm Successor Series I)

15:45

Powerful Palette Knife Paintings Capture Vulnerability of Men with Mental Health Issues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Contemporary Oil Painting Emotional Portraits by Joshua Miels

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Australia-based contemporary artist Joshua Miels captures the emotions of human beings through a series of colorful, multi-layered, large-scale portraits. His most recent work focuses on capturing the vulnerability of men who suffer from mental health issues, which is a subject close to Mielss heart.

The expressive painter starts by breaking photos of subjects down into shapes using computer software. Using these shapes as a basis, Miels then builds up details on canvas with layers of thick oil paint using a range of palette knives. The intimate portraits often feature men looking past the viewer, in solemn hues of blues and intense reds. Having a family member who has struggled with mental health issues, Miels hopes that his paintings will raise awareness by encouraging viewers to look, reflect, and think about someone who might be struggling.

Miel sometimes projects his own emotions onto his canvases in an abstract form. I like to feel the struggle when I paint, he reveals, and sometimeson bad daysdeliberately damages a piece to give it some life.

Joshua Miels creates portrait paintings that capture the emotions of men suffering from mental health issues.

Contemporary Oil Painting Emotional Portraits by Joshua Miels

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15:41

Why Moving Fast & Always Forward doesnt work in Yoga or Life. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our society operates with such a sense of urgency. The manner in which we travel doesn't seem to matter at all; all that matters is reaching the end goal. Its like were constantly searching for

15:41

Judges ruling hamstrings federal probe into Torrance refinery explosion, critics claim "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A former official at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board contends a federal judges recent ruling could not only hamper the federal agencys ability to conduct a full investigation into the February 2015 blast at the Torrance refinery, but severely undermine its capacity to conduct future probes.

U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall issued the ruling Friday in a case related to a petition filed by the Department of Justice on behalf of the agency seeking to compel then refinery owner ExxonMobil to fully comply with administrative subpoenas related to the explosion and its cause.

The CSB has said the blast, which showered nearby neighborhoods with industrial fallout, almost caused a near-catastrophic release of potentially deadly hydrofluoric acid that could have killed or injured tens of thousands. The blast catapulted a 40-ton piece of equipment 100 feet that landed within 5 feet of a tank filled with modified hydrofluoric acid.

The agency is trying to find more precise information about the risks associated with the refinerys use of modified HF, which contains an additive that supposedly inhibits the chemicals ability to form a dangerous toxic cloud.

Data requests overly-broad

But ExxonMobil objected to some of the requests for data as overly broad, and Marshall agreed.

Accordingly, the court concludes that CSB has been granted authority to investigate the February 2015 accidental release, but that its subpoena authority is limited to seeking information relevant to that investigation, Marshall wrote. The court concludes that CSBs subpoenas are enforceable to the extent they seek information relevant to the facts, conditions and circumstances and the cause or probable cause of the February 2015 accidental release.

While many of the requests seek evidence that is relevant under this generous standard, Marshall added, some of the requests seek information with such attenuated connections to the February 2015 release that they cannot reasonably be considered relevant even under the most liberal relevance standard.

In all, the judge ordered ExxonMobil to produce documentation fulfilling 29 of the requests, but said 26 of the DOJ requests were unenforceable.

Most significantly, the judge ruled that most of the document requests related to HF and MHF were irrelevant and did not have to be produced.

Ruling criticized

The ruling was criticized by Sally Hayati, president of the...

15:39

More Natural Medicines on FDAs Chopping Block "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The FDAs Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) is holding another meeting, this time to decide the fate of resveratrol and pregnenolone, among other compounded medicines. Action Alert!

For some time now, weve been monitoring the FDAs PCAC as it recommends which substances should be allowed to be compounded. Almost always, PCAC follows the lead of FDA staff in its recommendations.

The track record is appalling. PCAC has voted to ban  many important natural medicines from compounding, including curcumin, boswellia, aloe vera, artemisinin, and nettle all of which have been used safely for decades. Recall, too, that bioidentical hormones such as progesterone, estriol, and testosterone have been nominated for the Demonstrably Difficult to Compound list, meaning that these hormones are also on the chopping block and likely to be eliminated.

If estriol and others cannot be compounded, patients may not be able to obtain the bio-identical form of it in the proper cream base. Hormones like estriol should not be taken as a pill, but pharma companies prefer to make and sell pills. You can also be sure that even if available, the cost of estriol and other hormones will soar. The FDA has been trying for decades to eliminate compounded estriol, which is anti-carcinogenic, unlike the other estrogens which can be pro-carcinogenic depending on individual bio-chemistry. So far, ANH has stopped them from eliminating estriol. With your help, we will do so again.

PCACs next meeting will be on November 20-21.  Astragalus (an herb used in Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties), pregnenolone (a precursor hormone with many important functions), and resveratrol (an antioxidant found in grape skins with many health benefits),  among others will be reviewed. Pharma is particularly eager to get control of resveratrol, which has so many uses in natural healthcare, and which cannot be accessed in sufficient dosage from diet alone.

The Committee will also make a recommendation on whether liposomal delive...

15:39

A Bill to Make Your Healthcare Charges Clearer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Will doctors and hospitals finally be required to disclose prices? Action Alert!

although an overhaul of Obamacare seems off the table for the time being, a bill has been introduced in the House that includes a much-needed reform.

As weve noted previously, there are countless horror stories about patients getting stuck with astronomical hospital bills, including outrageously marked-up band-aids and $1.50 for a single, generic Tylenol tablet. Hospitals can charge vastly different prices, even within the same geographic area. This lack of transparency has helped make Americas hospital system the crony capitalist mess that it is today.

A bill introduced by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) would require hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, dentists, health insurers, and other entities offering healthcare services to disclose the price for their products and services at the point of purchase and on the Internet. This reform will help drive down costs, since hospitals and other entities that gouge consumers will lose out to those  charging a fair price. Its a basic economic principle.

Maybe somethings in the air, given this op-ed calling for the Trump administration to require nonprofit hospitals to post their prices for care in order to retain their tax-exempt status.

Action Alert! Write to your Representative and ask him or her to support HR 2569, the Transparency in All Health Care Pricing Act of 2017. Please send your message immediately.

 

15:35

Doctor Who: first woman Doctors new look unveiled our favourite responses online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres what the first woman Doctor looks like in her new costume and with her new-look Tardis.

Jodie Whittakers unveiling earlier this year was welcomed by most people, along with some hilarious bleating by various man children still crying in the shower.

Here are some of our favourite responses to the Doctors new look, unveiled today.

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15:30

Ether Shrugs Off Parity Concerns As Price Climbs to Three-Week High "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Despite a serious vulnerability being discovered in ethereum wallet Parity, ether prices have climbed today.

15:29

4 Tiny Hacks to Help us both Save the Memory & Savor the Moment. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are times when the impulse to whip out my phone and take a photo or a video hits, and before I know it, Im scrolling, sharing, and commenting, missing out on the memorable moment Id

15:29

[KR1147] Keiser Report: If Only Arrested Saudi Prince Owned Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max and Stacy ask whether or not Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who is currently under Ritz arrest, would have been better off had he owned bitcoin instead of Twitter and Fox. In the second half Max continues his interview with Dr. Michael Hudson, author of Super Imperialism. They recount the history of labor, socialism, Minneapolis and more.

15:27

Do We Really Want a Future of Synthetic Foods? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many in Congress do, according to a letter nearly 80 representatives just sent to the FDA, USDA, and EPA. Action Alert!

The letter, presumably inspired by big corporate donors, calls for the agencies to provide a consistent, appropriate approach to the regulation of biotechnology. On the one hand, the FDA has proposed to regulate any animal intentionally altered using gene editing techniques as an animal drug; on the other hand, the USDA has recently proposed to make it easier to bring low-risk genetically engineered plants to market.

The letter urges the agencies to adopt frameworks that foster innovation and to remove any unnecessary burdens that would inhibit the use of these innovative solutions. Translation: kowtow to the biotech industry and green-light their synthetically produced products or Congress will cut your budget.

Following the Congressional letter, the USDA withdrew its proposed regulations. The agencys decision was influenced by commenters, likely from the biotech industry, who argued that even the relaxed approach outlined in the proposed regulation would hamper innovation.

As weve written before, we are in the Wild West of gene editing. Scientists are experimenting with editing the genome of human embryos; gene-silencing sprays are in development that can change the color of flowers; do-it-yourself CRISPR kits are being sold for less than $200. These technologies need to be studied carefully and controlled appropriately, not rubber-stamped.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and tell them that you want gene editing techniques to be carefully scrutinized to protect consumers. Please send your message immediately.

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15:27

Dinner Party Relives An Interracial Couples Alien Abduction In VR Endgadget "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Youve read about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction, now its your turn to experience that fateful night back in 1961. One of the first few folks to give it a whirl is Christopher Trout, and he illustrates why their encounter is the best showcase for virtual reality. For those of you who wont be []

15:22

The Anti-Vax Side Needs a Master Persuader "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trump Would be Best, But Scott Adams Could Also Do the Job By Kent Heckenlively, JD If we want to prevent a world-wide collapse of the human species from vaccine damage we need to figure out some better messaging. Please do not take this as criticism of what others have done in the past. If Continue reading The Anti-Vax Side Needs a Master Persuader

The post The Anti-Vax Side Needs a Master Persuader appeared first on BolenReport.

15:21

Fluoride foes want more action from Port Angeles council "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PORT ANGELES Fluoridation opponents spent little time basking in victory over a Nov. 7 general election advisory ballot that recommends the citys municipal water supply should stay unfluoridated, which it has been since August 2016.

They want the Port Angeles City Council to guarantee fluorosilicic acid will stay out of the water by passing a resolution making it so, anti-fluoridation activist Mike Libera said Wednesday.

But Mayor Patrick Downie said Wednesday thats not necessary and wants the city to move on, past a fluoridation controversy that dominated City Council meetings in 2016 until August of that year, when the City Council decided fluoridation should stop, pending the results of Tuesdays advisory ballot.

The measure had 55 percent, or 1,838 voters, saying no to fluoridation and 45 percent, or 1,487, saying yes, as of Tuesday nights count, with more votes to tabulate today.

The council will be guided by the results of this ballot in deciding whether to resume fluoridation, according to the measure.

Libera, vice chair of the anti-fluoridation group Our Water, Our Choice!, said Wednesday the advisory ballot results are not enough.

He said he expects lobbyists to beseech the council to add fluorosilicic acid back to the water system for dental health reasons that Libera disputes.

He also expects fluoridation opponents to urge City Council members at upcoming council meetings to pledge, by way of a resolution, to not fluoridate the citys water supply.

Libera compared fluoride to tobacco and recalled tobacco executives who at one time insisted tobacco was not unhealthy.

These things get debated endlessly, and finally they disappear, Libera said.

Im absolutely hoping [council members] pass a resolution against fluoridation, he added, so that snake shall not rise again.

He said he hopes future councils consider this such a hot-potato issue that no one will pick it up for fear of burning themselves.

The city of Port Angeles was under a 10-year contract with the Dental Service Foundation that expired in May 2016. The contract required the city to fluoridate the water or pay $400,000 in fluoridation system costs.

Downie switched from the pro-fluoridation side to vote to advocate ending fluoridation in August 2016 pending the advisory ballot election. The council approved that.

Downie said Wednesday an anti-fluoridation resolution is unnecessary.

Council members have said they will honor the results, he said.

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15:17

The I Am Liberty chatroom takeover! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The I Am Liberty chatroom takeover!
Host: James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below!

The time has come for the fans of the I AM Liberty to gather their power. You are getting exactly the voice you deserve this week on the show. We will govern our show on Wednesday November 8th on the whims of the chatroom. This weeks show will be all about the organic conversations that crop up in the chatroom.

Continue reading The I Am Liberty chatroom takeover! at Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

15:09

ICOs Immature, Regular Stock Exchanges Best Method to Raise Money: Nasdaq Vice Chairman "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nasdaq vice chairman says that ICOs are still very immature as a funding method and that the stock exchange is still the best place for companies to raise money.

15:06

Video: Finnish presidential candidate Laura Huhtasaari wants democratic free speech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Unfortunately freedom of speech is past history in Finland."

It is so encouraging to hear a sensible politician talk straight.

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Finland is preparing for a presidential election in 2018

15:00

Government Cryptocurrencies Wont be Able to Compete With Bitcoin, Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Governments are attempting to recreate the success of bitcoin and decentralized cryptocurrencies like Ethereum with the development of permissioned ledgers and state-owned digital currencies.

Unfortunately, for governments, centralized cryptocurrencies and permissioned blockchain networks will not succeed and ever secure a fraction of bitcoins user base for a simple reason: the lack of decentralization and a peer-to-peer protocol.

Myth of Blockchain

Over the past 12 months, blockchain technology has been marketed as a magical technology behind bitcoin that allows any banking system or financial network to achieve the same level of immutability of bitcoin. However, that has evidently been falsified in the past year, given the lack of success by the blockchain industry in commercializing the so-called permissioned ledgers.

Like engineers cannot attach the identical engines used to build high performance aircraft to automobiles because of the incompatibility between the two technologies, blockchain technology behind bitcoin and other public cryptocurrencies like Ethereum cannot be integrated into centralized banking systems.

There exists a myth within the global financial sector that blockchain technology powers the bitcoin network, when in fact blockchain technology merely operates as a database within the bitcoin protocol to store and record transactions. As bitcoin and security expert Andreas Antonopoulos previously explained, blockchain is not the technology behind bitcoin, but one of the four fundamental technologies of bitcoin that needs to synergize with three key technologies to function.

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15:00

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on the Power of Art, Inequality, and Detroit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker (photo courtesy Ford Foundation)

a society cant be a more just society, a more fair society, without it being a more empathetic society, and the arts help build empathy. And understanding and engagement with the arts builds in us an ability, a capacity, for introspection, for putting ourselves in the shoes of other people, an ability to imagine what it must be like to be different than who we are, whether we are a white man or a black man or a white woman

Darren Walker

This past summer, I met Ford Foundation President Darren Walker in Times Square, where the major philanthropic organization has temporarily relocated its offices while they renovate their iconic building on East 43rd Street in Manhattan.

Darren Walker looking at art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (photo courtesy Ford Foundation)

Our conversation took place soon after the organization announced plans to open an office in Detroit, a city it had left in 1953. We spoke about the publics interest in scrutinizing institutional authority, Walkers own love of art, and the renovations at the F...

15:00

Cozy Up With These 6 Indie Shop Throws "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I fell in love with Donna Wilsons Blah Blah throw a few months ago when I discovered it on Woonwinkle and was sweating through the humid summer in the Shenandoah Valley. Now that fall has arrived & I sit at my computer with a dollar store fleece blanket over my lap as I type, I think about it even more. This would be the perfect throw to wrap myself up in and revel in the sentiment when my family talks to me during my shows.  (I have these Stop Talking cards too.)

These 6 indie shop throws and blankets are a feast for the eyes and a big dose of cozy for the cold months to come! And theres even a gorgeous display-worthy basket to hold them in. Caitlin

15:00

Shop Tour: Le Cactus Club "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A road trip is the perfect time to hatch our wildest, biggest ideas. For Paris, France-based sisters Pauline and Camille Laffargue, road tripping through California and exploring American boutiques and restaurants enabled them to dive into an idea of their own. Growing up, Pauline and Camilles family spent a lot of time together in the garden. As city-dwelling adults, the sisters moved from tiny Parisian apartment to tiny apartment, but one theme remained consistent: they loved plants and loved the space-transforming properties of plants. They missed digging in the dirt, and they wanted to spread their zeal for greenery. Thus, the seed for Le Cactus Club was planted!

Pauline and Camille shared this dream secretly at first, but their California road trip exposed them to a wide variety of shops that made their ideas seem more realistic (sky diving also may have put their dreams into perspective). The sisters recall, Everywhere we went, there were little, cute plants hanging around, and they were so smartly arranged. They returned to Paris feeling more confident in the idea they had been nurturing. They set to planning and scouting, and once they found the perfect location, they hustled to add their special touches. They received their keys this past March, and by the end of April, Pauline and Camille officially opened Le Cactus Club to share their passion for plants with the rest of us. Heres hoping I get to attend a workshop there soon! Quelcy

Photography by Le Cactus Club and Lola Reboud

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15:00

Pop-Punk Singer Urges Crowd to Respect Women Besides the Ones He Sings About "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ASBURY PARK, N.J. Foul Ball frontman Brendan Campbell declared during a show last night that all women deserve to be treated with respect, making an unspoken exception for the female subjects of his songs, witnesses confirmed.

They just played You Are Miserys Company when Brendan said, If you dont respect women, then, fuck you! Youre not welcome here, said longtime fan Jared Ballel. Everyone cheered, but got a lot louder when they jumped into Pretty Little Liar, a song about Campbells ex-girlfriends alleged dishonesty and the tension caused between the singer and his friends.

Campbells between-song banter reportedly vacillated between pleas for equality and explanations for his deeply troubling lyrics.

I remember when he started getting political. He said, We have real clown in the White House right now just remember, the future is female, said Debbie Williams, who has now seen Foul Ball twice opening for other bands. But then he added, But if that female only exists to drive a wedge between you and your friends, then she needs to go. Never trust a pretty face, and then, sure enough, they played Unfriend Zone.

As their set came to a close, Campbell only added to his respect for women at large, if not for specific women.

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Being a feminist means treating your girl friends just like your guy friends, Campbell said. And if one of my guy friends slept with all of my guy friends, Id call him a painted whore, too. It doesnt matter that we arent dating. He could get a disease.

This next one is called Painted Whore, he added.

Leading into fan favorite, Captain Insano Shows No Mercy, which features the lyrics Ill keep you in my heart / Ill keep you in my fridge, Campbell dedicated the remainder of the set to one woman, who remained anonymous because he didnt want to name names, but shes fake and lost the real respect we have for real women.

At press time, Campbell was offering Foul Balls new LP for free to any woman willing...

15:00

MakerBot Releases Educators Guidebook for 3D Printing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In an effort to see more teachers use their 3D printers in a classroom setting, MakerBot released a guidebook that contains 9 lesson plans.

Read more on MAKE

The post MakerBot Releases Educators Guidebook for 3D Printing appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

14:55

Bitpico Claims Segwit2X is Still Alive Despite All Evidence to the Contrary "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reports of 2Xs death have been greatly exaggerated. Thats according to a statement issued by little-known mining group Bitpico. In a defiant message that appeared on a mailing list, Bitpico claimed to control 30% of the network hashrate and to be pressing ahead with the B2X fork regardless.

Also read: Closing the Curtains On Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath

The Zombie Fork That Just Wont Die

The message posted by Bitpico raised the prospect of Segwit2x being resurrected within hours of being laid to rest. The original statement halting the proposed fork to the bitcoin network, signed by Mike Belshe and five other major backers, unequivocally said:

We are suspending our plans for the upcoming 2MB upgrade.

Bitpico elected to ignore this memo however, averring that they would press ahead with the hard fork nevertheless because everything is set in motion. They continued:

Backing down the difficulty right now is a strategy. Wonder why 30% network hash-rate disappeared? Its ours; the miners that will continue what is set in motion. A handful of humans cannot stop what they have no control over.

The audaciousness of the claim garnered a lot of attention, and opened the door to the intriguing possibility of Segwit2x living on. Closer scrutiny of the little-known Bitpico group reveals a few anomalies however. In particular, their claim to control 30% of...

14:55

Man gets drunk, loses his driving licence and then things get worse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many of us have made regrettable purchases when drunk, but this particular tale has a very unexpected twist.

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14:53

Military Surplus Back in Stock. Exclusive Member Savings. Limited Quantities. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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14:44

Sharp Contradictions As Hard Fork Fail Makes CEOs Relieved, Users Suspicious "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not everyone in cryptocurrency has accepted as given that SegWit2x will never occur.

14:37

Carlo Croce, facing misconduct allegations, accuses former colleague of misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Carlo Croce, a cancer researcher who has faced numerous research misconduct allegations, recently accused a former lab member of misconduct. Although an institutional probe did not support that allegation, Croces efforts have led to a retraction. In November 2015, Croce and another cancer researcher at Ohio State University (OSU), Ramiro Garzon, contacted PLOS ONE, alleging []

The post Carlo Croce, facing misconduct allegations, accuses former colleague of misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

14:33

Undercover of the Night: That time the Rolling Stones got banned for glamorizing violence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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How to stay relevant. Its a question we all face at some point in life. Mick Jagger was thinking about staying relevant. It was 1983. Punk had come and gone. New Wave was still a thing. Electronica and the New Romantics were still fashionable. Where did a rock n roll band...

14:30

This Years Flu Vaccine Is Ineffective Again: This Will Be A Pretty Bad Flu Season "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Medical officials are sounding the alarm that this years flu season could be a bad one. Although its early, they have already noticed that the vaccine created is going to be mostly ineffective.

According to CNN, last years seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated those results.  Thats better than other years vaccines too.  Even if vaccinated, people had very little protection against the flu anyway and its causing concern.

Each year before flu season begins, a vaccine is made based on whichever virus strains are expected to circulate. The selected seed strains are distributed to vaccine manufacturers, which produce their formulations and make them available to healthcare professionals before the season begins. During the 2015-16 season, vaccine effectiveness was 47%, but for the 2014-15 season, effectiveness was just 19%, according to the CDC. While the overall effectiveness of last seasons vaccine was 42%, it was only 34% effective against the H3N2 viruses that dominated the season.

The limited effectiveness in last years vaccine was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today.  And this years vaccine is also far less than perfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Add to that, he said, this could end up being a pretty bad flu season.

Although its too early to speculate which viruses will become dominant in the United States over the course of the coming flu season, Hensley said, but its starting to look like it will be H3 viruses....

This Years Flu Vaccine Is Ineffective Again: This Will Be A Pretty Bad Flu Season "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

flu

Medical officials are sounding the alarm that this years flu season could be a bad one. Although its early, they have already noticed that the vaccine created is going to be mostly ineffective.

According to CNN, last years seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated those results.  Thats better than other years vaccines too.  Even if vaccinated, people had very little protection against the flu anyway and its causing concern.

Each year before flu season begins, a vaccine is made based on whichever virus strains are expected to circulate. The selected seed strains are distributed to vaccine manufacturers, which produce their formulations and make them available to healthcare professionals before the season begins. During the 2015-16 season, vaccine effectiveness was 47%, but for the 2014-15 season, effectiveness was just 19%, according to the CDC. While the overall effectiveness of last seasons vaccine was 42%, it was only 34% effective against the H3N2 viruses that dominated the season.

The limited effectiveness in last years vaccine was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today.  And this years vaccine is also far less than perfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Add to that, he said, this could end up being a pretty bad flu season.

Although its too early to speculate which viruses will become dominant in the United States over the course of the coming flu season, Hensley said, but its starting to look like it will be H3 viruses. H3 viruses are...

14:30

ICO Funds Among Millions Frozen In Parity Wallets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Several high-profile ICO issuers have been affected by the Parity exploit, which has left more than $150 million in ether frozen.

14:15

35 years ago today, The Young Ones made their debut on the BBC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On this day in 1982 The Young Ones was first broadcast on BBC2 here are seven important things we learned from the show, you big bottom boil.

1. How to host a memorable party.

2. The importance of doing laundry.

3. Getting on with your housemates.

4. How to deal with an atom bomb in your kitchen.

5. Always pay attention to warning signs.

6. How to behave on University Challenge.

7. Why you should know where your food comes from.

The post 35 years ago today, The Young Ones made their debut on the BBC appeared first on The Poke.

14:12

Robert Verkerk, PhD: Five things you should know before consenting to HPV vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

No parent wants their child to get cancer. And if there was a vaccine that could reduce the risk of certain kinds of cancers with a minimum of risk most parents would opt for it with open arms.

Unfortunately, the 10-year track record of use of the vaccine, in varying forms, tells us that the claim being made by health authorities that the HPV vaccine is both safe and effective is false.

In terms of claimed safety, health authorities are ignoring or seeking to cover-up the scale and severity of the serious and long-term side effects being experienced by adolescent girls. Regarding effectiveness, health authorities are misleading the public by claiming that the vaccines ability to raise HPV antibodies over a few years equates to protection from HPV-related cancers, especially cervical cancer, decades down the line. The science tells us that the two are not equivalent.

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14:11

Tibetan Buddhist robots and Pauline Anna Stroms space music star in Ether Antenna, a DM premiere "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Pauline Anna Strom is a San Francisco composer. Blind since infancy, Strom says she felt like a loner and a heretic growing up Catholic in the South. During the Seventies, she moved to San Francisco, where she heard Tangerine Dream, Eno and company on FM radio and was inspired to experiment with synthesizers...

14:06

Ep. 227: Its MFT Madness! and more "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Episode 227 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3   Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: Olympus Visionary Tracie Maglosky

In This Episode

If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to...

14:02

Woodshock 85: Richard Linklaters first short film featuring a young Daniel Johnston "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


By the time we got to Woodshock we were half a dozen strong
 
Before it became The Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, Texas was home to an alternative music festival known as Woodshock. A quip on the Aquarian Exposition of a similar name, the punk rock beer-bust was...

14:00

sewing: herringbone double knit hatteras hoodie "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post was written by Alli of MorePleaseThankYou.

As my boys get older, I have a hard time thinking of things to sew for them, so I was really happy to use Hey June Handmades Hatteras Hoodie pattern to make a double knit hatteras hoodie for my oldest!

This is view C, which is the slim fit, full zip hoodie. I made a size 9 for my eight year-old; hes one of the shortest kids in his class, so I was a little surprised when it ended up fitting him just about perfectly.

In case its helpful, the pattern does have a print guide on page 5 so you can print the pattern pieces just for the view you plan to sew. I actually skimmed right past those instructions and didnt notice them until after I had printed the pattern twice. Oops!

The fabric is a wonderfully beefy herringbone double knit thats unfortunately out of stock (but theres some great french terry in the shop that would also be perfect for this pattern). Its reverse side is a great heathered dark grey, so I used that side for the hem band, sleeve cuffs, and hood lining.

Really, I could have left the hood unlined since the fabric reverse is so nice, but I like the way clean seams look when the hood is down.

A note about the pattern: I think the fabric requirements for view C are for an unlined hood since instructions for an optional lined hood are provided in a separate section (on page 4). I was able to cut everything out of the recommended 1.25 yards, but my scraps were seriously tiny. You may want to get a little extra if you plan to line the hood.

The ka...

14:00

How 3D Printing, Lego, and Custom Sleeves Are Helping Hospitals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A wide variety of people, who have been using maker techniques to help in the medical field, showed up to World Maker Faire New York.

Read more on MAKE

The post How 3D Printing, Lego, and Custom Sleeves Are Helping Hospitals appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

14:00

'Segwit2x Rally' Unwinds? Bitcoin Looks Heavy As Fork Boost Fades "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following the suspension of the Segwit2x hard fork, bitcoin prices rose to new record highs yesterday, before falling to a low of $7,058 today.

14:00

We Asked 5 Executives the Key to Success and They Just Masturbated in Front of Us "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Success in todays business world is hard to come by, so we asked five executives for any advice they might have to share. Once you get past all the jerking off stuff, there are some really good tips for climbing todays corporate ladder!

John Anderson, Senior VP of Commerce, Best Buy

How does this big box store stay in business while so many of its competitors have failed to adapt to the digital marketplace? We asked Mr. Anderson, who did not hesitate to inform us that he was getting a little turned on. After blocking the door and proceeding to furiously masturbate, he said something about the Geek Squad providing a personal service that many older customers are unable or unwilling to learn. Although he did warn us of the need to plan ahead as consumer bases shift to the next generation. And then he came. Thanks, Mr. Anderson!

Chad Barkell, Senior Executive, Samsung

How do you stay on top in an aggressive field? According to Mr. Barkell, its easy! Just get on top of your competition, dont let them out from under you, and ask them if they wouldnt mind pinching your nipples or something. Barkell was a true gentleman and happily displayed these techniques for us in his private office.

Related: As an Ally I Only Masturbate to Pornography Featuring POC

 

Winston Crackerbarrel, CEO, Cracker Barrel

A folksy chain restaurant that doubles as a gift shop? What kind of mind could make this work? A resilient one that doesnt back down in the face of long odds or when a reporter asks him to stop masturbating. Mr. Crackerbarrel told me that when he had his initial idea there was no shortage of naysayers and that you have to cut those people out of your life. He said the only word an executive doesnt understand, is no.

Glenn Stevens, VP of Programming, Bravo

So this one was already masturbating when we walked in. He kept panting while he told us its his moral obligation to get more women working in media specifically in his office. Such passion!

Joshua Cunningham, Unemployed Homeless Man

While not a successful businessman (just yet!), this young entrepreneur we met on the streets between interviews showed the same moxie and dedication to public masturbation that it clearly takes to succeed in todays business world. The lesson here? Its never too early to start practicing the habits of highly successful people!

Dress to impress the masturbating executive in your office:

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13:58

India Drug Cartel Uses Bitcoins, Two Arrested: A Closer Look at Mainstream Media Libel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

India Drug Cartel Uses Bitcoins, Two Arrested: A Closer Look at Legacy Media Libel

This week, Delhi Police accused two people of operating a drug ring, according to the Daily Mail India edition. Using the worlds most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin, the two were able to purchase 3,635 USD worth of illegal drugs on the dark web. It is claimed such an incident is probably the first case in India.

Also read: Silk Road Secret Service Agent Sentenced Again

A DJ, drugs and the Dark Web: Two held as Bitcoin trail leads police to cartel trading ecstasy and MDMA

Above is the headline used in the online news sources attempt to link bitcoin to nefarious activity, a favorite among mainstream news organizations around the globe. It might be helpful to analyze how such articles are constructed in an effort to better understand media hysteria masked as public concern.

This is probably the first case in India, the report rather boldly claims in a country of over one billion, three hundred million people, where narcotics were purchased through the secret corner of the virtual world and the payment was made in bitcoins.

A payment of Rs 2.36 lakh was made through RTGS to a person who converted the amount into Bitcoin, the article states. The drugs were delivered through post as a gift from the Netherlands and allegedly later supplied to one of the accused.

As of this writing, 1 Rs...

13:54

Theresa May rounded off another shit day by paying homage to Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After another shit day in the office, so-called prime minister Theresa May found the perfect way to wind down last night paying tribute to Daily Mail editor, Paul Dacre.

Here are our favourite responses online.

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13:54

Donald Trump tweeting about his first year in power was as warmly received as youd expect "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One year after Donald Trumps election win, and hes still gloating about it like a toddler who has done his first big boy toilet.

First a quick bit of fact-checking about that MASSIVE claim.

As youd expect, there was a lot of piss taking and mentions of prison.

13:50

BitTorrent Creators Chia Could Fix Bitcoin With Own Altcoin By Late 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bram Cohen has unveiled his Chia Bitcoin solution which could launch as soon as late next year.

13:42

UK: Hunter Gored to Death by Cornered Deer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Exposing the Big Game

A hunter has died after he was charged and pierced by a deer which stabbed him with his antlers.

Regis Levasseur had cornered the animal in Frances Compiegne forest, about 50 miles north-east of Paris.

Police said 62-year-old had been acting as a beater, who help to flush out and corner prey, during the hunt. He was unarmed

Normally the animal would flee, but this time he decided to charge, Guy Harl, president of the local hunters federation told The Local. It came after him.

The antlers of the stag are like many knives piercing you, there is nothing you can do. This tragic accident reminds us that we do not play with a wild animal. There is an inherent risk with hunting.

Mr Levasseur had reportedly been due to get married in the next few months.

For him, hunting was more than a hobby; it was his life, said Mr Harl.

Footage of a cornered stag, later shot dead at close range by hunters in Lacroix-Saint-Ouen, caused uproar in France (Fondation 30 Millions dAmis)

The killing came days after French hunters with hounds sparked uproar by shooting dead an exhausted stag at close range after cornering it in the garden of a house on the edge of Compiegne forest.

The hunters reportedly fed the animals carcass to their dogs after killing it in the village of Lacroix-Saint-Ouen.

Footage of the cornered stag, filmed by anti-hunt activists, prompted Frances environment minister Nicolas Hulot to criticise hunting with hounds as a practice from another century.

13:33

Makwa Camp Members Lock Down at Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Meko Haze / The Daily Haze

*Enbridge plans to replace the Line 3 Pipeline and abandon the current pipe where it lays

*The Makwa Camp was formed in August as a sign of resistance against the Line 3 project

*Two members of the camp were arrested on Wednesday during a lockdown

Almost a year after the camp resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline came to a bitter end, a new camp is now taking a stand against Enbridges Line 3 Replacement Program.

According to Enbridge, the multi-billion dollar project is the largest the company has ever done. The Line 3 Replacement Program stretches from Hardisty, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, and consists of 1,031 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline.

The $2.9 billion American portion of the Line 3 Replacement Program runs from Neche, North Dakota, through Minnesota, to Superior, Wisconsin.

Line 3 Replacement Program

Even though the program is referred to as the Line 3 Replacement Program, there is nothing that is being replaced. Instead, Enbridge plans on putting in an entirely new pipeline, while leaving the decrepit old pipe in the ground to rot.

By claiming the project as a maintenance project on an existing pipeline, Enbridge managed to dodge the same federal process a new pipeline would have to endure, which is a blessing and a curse. This keeps the ability to stop Line 3 at a state level for the time being.

The idea that Enbridge wants to create a new mess before cleaning up their last mess has environmental groups across the country extremely concerned.

Makwa Initiative

A camp has been established in Minnesota to stand against th...

13:15

Andy Murrays butcher created this meaty tribute to celebrate the birth of his daughter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Scottish Sun writes that the Dunblane butcher re-created a model of the tot made out of Lorne sausage with links for her arms and even complete with wacky eyes.

His heart (no pun intended) was probably in the right place, but not everyone was convinced.

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13:14

SimplyVital Health Secures Contract with the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SimplyVital Health (SVH), the healthcare company streamlining medical data storage and sharing using blockchain technology, has announced a partnership with Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital (BJI). Through its blockchain-based ConnectingCare platform, SVH will manage and analyze total hip and total knee joint replacement patients from first appointment to final treatment, helping to reduce costs and improve patient recovery.

BJI is ahead of the game, preparing for excellence in orthopedic risk based contracts. Research found that orthopedic risk based contracts drive down cost, without affecting quality. SVH believes the key is effective pre and post-surgery management of patients and monitoring financial estimates in near real time. Maximizing savings requires easy access to the same data of shared patients, across multiple providers, and is exactly what ConnectingCare provides.

Kat Kuzmeskas, CEO of SVH, knows the orthopedic space well, having spent nearly three years working with a hospital-based orthopedic department. What excites us the most about this opportunity is paralleling and supporting the work of the nurse navigators explains Kuzmeskas. This is an effective, proven method to improve care while controlling costs.

We have trained our nurse navigators to determine patient transition plans 2-4 weeks ahead of surgery, understanding DME, transportation, and medication management. The ConnectingCare platform gives us one more tool to effectively manage our patients, says David Santoro, Director of Operations of the BJI.

SVH and Hartford Hospital look forward to decreasing costs and providing better care for patients of the BJI through blockchain technology.

About SimplyVital

SimplyVital Health leverages Health Nexus, its blockchain protocol, to empower providers transition to value based care regardless of clinical affiliation. Their principal tool, ConnectingCare, augments existing hospital care systems to extract data and create care pathway flexibility, prospectively track financials, maintain immutable records, and accurately monitor analytics. Learn more at: https://tokensale.simplyvitalhealth.com

About BJI at HH

The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital offers an unparalleled network of coordinated services for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic injuries, serving patients from Baby Boomers to seasoned athletes. The new five-floor, 130,000-square foot facility features 10 operating rooms, 48 private inpatient beds (with the ability to expand to 60), diagnostic services, outpatient rehabilitation and ample space for community education.

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13:12

Bitcoin Over Stocks: Millennials Moving With Times, Study Shows "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Millennials are far more interested in investing in Bitcoin than they are in stocks.

13:10

Time of Great Dying: Population Bomb Bursts, the End of Old-Growth Forests, and the Great Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The population bomb has burst and we are seeing the predicted consequences of collapse and death in the climate, water, oceans, and on the land.

13:09

Dalit women : were fighting RCEP "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fatima Burnad is a member of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and she advocates for women farmers rights. She and other Dalit women in India are concerned that Dalit women will be the most affected by RCEP and that land grabbing for corporate agriculture will impact food sovereignty, rights over land and seed preservation. But they will resist.

 

13:05

New Blockchain-Based Startups Create New Opportunities for Healthcare "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Blockchain-backed health information platform aims at reduction in costs to health providers and patients.

13:00

Kim Dotcom Shows an Interest in Bitcoin Cash and Elicits Response From Craig Wright "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kim Dotcom has become somewhat of a cult figure in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. He is a big fan of Bitcoin and aims to integrate it into his future services. However, it seems Dotcom also keeps tabs on Bitcoin Cash. His recent Twitter poll has gotten a lot of attention already. So far, belief in Bitcoin as the superior currency is still very strong  Then again, scalability will remain a problem for quite some time to come.

It is evident Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are two very different currencies. One effectively has a lot of value and the other is still struggling to make its mark. More specifically, the past week or so has been kind to BCH as a whole. That doesnt make the currency a contender for the worlds leading cryptocurrency by any means, though. At the same time, one has to acknowledge Bitcoin itself is not without flaws by any means. Especially when it comes to scaling, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Kim Dotcom Wants a Scalable Version of Bitcoin

Kim Dotcom has been keeping tabs on both currencies for some time now. We all know Bitcache will use BTC as a payment option. However,  there is a chance he may integrate Bitcoin Cash as well. It all depends on which currency will have the largest volume of internet payments. Right now, Bitcoin has a clear lead over BCH. However, that threshold may look very different in a few years from now. A lot will depend on how fast Bitcoin can effective scale. So far, it seems rather problematic, to say the least.

To put this into perspective, SegWit is live on the Bitcoin network. So far, not much has happened to it, though. A lot of service providers have yet to integrate this new solution moving forward. Kim Dotcom will keep a close eye on how this si...

13:00

The Internet Archive Liberates Books Published Between 1923 and 1941, and Will Put 10,000 Digitized Books Online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"The Internet Archive is now leveraging a little known, and perhaps never used, provision of US copyright law, Section 108h, which allows libraries to scan and make available materials published [from] 1923 to 1941 if they are not being actively sold," writes the site's founder Brewster Kahle.




Tulane University copyright scholar Elizabeth Townsend Gard and her students "helped bring the first scanned books of this era available online in a collection named for the author of the bill making this necessary: The Sonny Bono Memorial Collection." Yes, that Sonny Sono, who after his music career (most memorably as half of Sonny and Cher) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1994 until his death in 1998.

At the moment, the Sonny Bono Memorial Collection offers such 94-to- 76-year-old pieces of reading material as varied...

13:00

Make Big Money on Bitcoin Cash? The IRS Might Be Watching "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hard forks of bitcoin are creating new wealth that the U.S. tax agency will want to tax, but it's still unclear just how to report these new assets.

13:00

Priti Patel named as new James Bond "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following her dismissal from the government, Pinewood Studios has announced that Priti Patel will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond and is already shooting her first film. This decision was taken based on Patels ability to travel abroad, disguised as a simple holidaymaker, and conduct high level intrigue without arousing suspicion anywhere.

One leaked scene from the film shows Patel meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, himself disguised as a brush salesman. Patel tells him that her company, Universal Exports, might be able to can supply him with some more brushes on the sly. Netanyahu is ecstatic, saying At last well be able to wipe out the Palestinians! Or rather sweep them up, since were just talking about brushes, obviously.

The fact that her name sounds like a bad pun helped too, admitted a studio spokesman. Not quite up there with Pussy Galore but still

YaBasta

13:00

Recommended: Francois Jalbert and Jerome Beaulieu This Is A Real Place "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  This Is A Real Place is a little bit whimsical and a little bit chatty and all kinds of soothing.  Francois Jalbert & Jrme Beaulieu take a laid-back approach on their debut as a duo.  The melodies reflect a simple beauty, like the crisp blue color of a cloudless sky on a clear day.  []

12:59

Could Bitcoin Futures Rein in the Big Price Swings? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CME will implement special price fluctuation limits which could slow Bitcoins volatility.

12:55

DIY Gold Toy Animal Place Card Holders "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I LOVE these whimsical, golden animal place card holdersfor both children and adults!  They are darling, unexpected, and crazy easy to make. Here is what youll need: *A package of plastic animals (or dinosaurs are fun too) from the dollar store *A small size drill bit *Paper clips *Gold spray paint And then to put []

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12:33

This falafel meal deal is a perfect replacement for the lyrics to Wonderwall "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I said maybe, youre gonna be the one that saves me

The post This falafel meal deal is a perfect replacement for the lyrics to Wonderwall appeared first on The Poke.

12:32

What Ever Happened to Amy of The Tightwad Gazette? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its no secret to anyone who has read my website for a while that The Tightwad Gazette books changed my life. If you dont know the story, heres the CliffsNotes Read the rest

The post What Ever Happened to Amy of The Tightwad Gazette? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

12:30

Banking License Applicant Revolut to Offer One-Click Bitcoin Buying In-App "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Banking License Applicant Revolut to Offer One-Click Bitcoin Buying In-App

Britains Revolut filed a formal application for banking licensing this week. Established British banks are bracing for rule changes domestically and internationally, as more digital-only banks are ever-closer to legal parity with legacy institutions. 

Also read: Bitcoin Businesses Refused Accounts as UK Banks Consolidate Power

Without a License, Britains Digital-Only Revolut Has Nearly One Million Customers

Even without a banking license, we have attracted over 950,000 users across EuropBanking License Applicant Revolut to Offer One-Click Bitcoin Buying In-Appe, Nikolay Storonsky, digital-only bank Revoluts founder and CEO, told Reuters, many of whom consider Revolut as their primary current account and spending card.

Banking law changes from the European Union (EU) and Britain ar...

12:30

ISRAEL: Ministers back bill for companies to sue Israel boycotters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ministers back bill for companies to sue Israel boycotters

Legislation aims to bypass High Court ruling that prevented seeking punitive actions against activists without proof of damages

5 November 2017, 3:52 pm
Illustrative photo of signs calling for the boycott of Israel at an anti-Israel protest in San Francisco, April 2011 (CC BY-dignidadrebelde, Flickr)
Illustrative photo of signs calling for the boycott of Israel at an anti-Israel protest in San Francisco, April 2011 (CC BY-dignidadrebelde, Flickr)

Ministers on Sunday lent their support to a bill that would allow Israeli companies to sue boycott activists for up to NIS 100,000 ($28,500) without proof of damage.

The proposal, brought by Likud MK Yoav Kisch and backed by Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan, seeks to bypass a High Court of Justice ruling that disqualified portions of Israels anti-boycott law.

In the current revision, companies are allowed to seek damages without citing evidence they were hurt financially by the boycott campaigns, in a move the authors of the bill likened to similar Israeli laws on copyrights. That distinction from punitive damages would satisfy the courts demands for the law as laid out in its ruling, the authors said.

In a tweet, Erdan said he was proud the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the bill, giving it coalition support.

After it is approved, the law will be an effective tool to fight boycott activists against Israel, he said.

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NATO wants Europes civilian infrastructure ready for war "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NATO wants Europes civilian infrastructure ready for war

NATO wants Europes civilian infrastructure ready for war

Defense ministers from the 29 NATO states arrived in Brussels to begin discussions on a revision of the NATO Command Structure. What is envisioned is a new command to protect sea lines between North America and Europe, and another to improve the movement of troops and equipment within Europe.

 Alessandro Garofalo

Stoltenberg believes that a revision of NATOs structure is necessary to tackle the alleged threat from Russia. Thus, for the purpose of deterrence and collective defense, the alliance wants European roads to be ready to handle the rapid mobilization of tanks, artillery and the like.

This is not only about commands. We also need to ensure that roads and bridges are strong enough to take our largest vehicles, and that rail networks are equipped for the rapid deployment of tanks and heavy equipment, Stoltenberg said Tuesday at the pre-ministerial press conference. NATO has military requirements for civilian infrastructure, and we...

Senate panel to hold hearing on bump stocks, background checks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Senate panel to hold hearing on bump stocks, background checks

Senate panel to hold hearing on bump stocks, background checks
Greg Nash

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on rules regulating firearm accessories and the national background check system in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas. 

Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) office announced on Tuesday that they will hold a hearing in one week on "firearm accessory regulation and enforcing federal and state reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)."

The formal announcement comes after a spokesman for the Iowa Republican told The Hill on Monday that the Senate panel would hold a hearing on bump stocks, a device that can simulate automatic gunfire with a semi-automatic weapon.

Lawmakers have honed in on bump stocks after a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, where nearly 60 people were killed and more than 500 others were i...

12:21

Decentralized Electricity Could be Blockchains Trojan Horse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Grid+ from ConsenSys offers a user-friendly way for Blockchain technology to massively increase adoption.

12:15

Strange Sky Entity with something hanging down from it spotted in Colorado. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The witness states:
"I was home in my living room, looking at Pikes Peak, looking at the rain coming over the mountains. I was going over my pictures when i notice it.I knew what it was when I open it wider.It was round in shape with something hanging down from it. It was exciting to see it, when i had finished taking the picture I walked away from the window."
Mufon case file 87883

12:05

Black Death Marburg Virus; Growing Season Shrinking; Adaptogens (e20) ~ IAF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

 

 

Outbreak of new Marburg virusfor which there is no cureand thoughts from a physician. Stories from the frontier. More on herbal tonics; hypothyroidism.

Crop losses continue, exponentially increasing extreme weather events, and volcanic/seismic activity: many indications that the effects of the Grand Solar Minimum continue to accelerate. Follow up thoughts from farmer in Indiana, Richard. And more.

Full show notes on IAF wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/IAF

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12:03

Study Suggests Having Kids in Foster Care Bad for Mothers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From CBC News: A recent study shows that having a child taken into foster care has detrimental effects on the mothers mental health and may reduce the likelihood of reunification.

We saw that in the two years leading up to the child being taken into care, these mothers had much higher rates of mental illness, treatment use, and social instability, but in the two years after, their mental health deteriorated much more and they used much more treatment, explained Wall-Wieler. Its indicating that having a child taken into care can actually have a really detrimental effect for her health and wellbeing.

Wall-Wieler says previous research has shown the things the researchers looked at mental illness, substance abuse, and poverty are the very issues that often keep mothers from being able to get their children back after apprehension.

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12:02

Is Spanking Harmful? Study Finds Link With Future Mental Illness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From The Kansas City Star: A new study from the University of Michigan has found a link between spanking and serious problems in adulthood including mental health challenges, suicide, moderate to heavy drinking, and drug abuse.

Article

12:02

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

Revelation 12:11 (NIV)

12:01

Christmas Songs Played on a Loop Can be Bad for Mental Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Providr: Many retail stores have already begun rolling out Christmas decorations and playing Christmas music. A clinical psychologist recently warned that playing Christmas music on a loop can actually have a negative effect on peoples mental health.

Not only do stores manage to swiftly clear out any evidence Halloween even happened but many stores roll out the Christmas decorations by November 1stand with decorations comes that dreaded Christmas music. If you work in a shop and already feel like Christmas songs are getting to you, you could be right.

Clinical psychologist and author Linda Blair told Sky News that listening to all that Christmas music could actually be bad for your mental state. A shop playing the same Christmas music on a loop for two months straight can actually have a negative effect on its workers, Blair says in the interview.

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12:00

Three Letters: Re-Abused and Re-Traumatised by a Diagnosis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In memory of my brother who took his life six years ago.

During a meeting with a psychiatrist a few months ago whilst once again detained on a locked mental health ward, I tried yet again to explain my perspective: that I needed to make sense of my childhood sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by my father; the lack of appropriate therapy options; the need to tell my story; the need to safely reduce my medication; and that my diagnosis was not valid. Lets just say it didnt go well!

Later that night I sat in the bedroom, extremely distressed. I suddenly saw so clearly the link between the THREE LETTERS I endured as a child  CSA (Childhood Sexual Abuse), and the THREE LETTERS of my diagnosis BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder).

Why do the majority of people I meet in the NHS Mental Health System make me feel so distressed? Its because the diagnosis and all that goes with it makes me feel how I did when I was a child:

Abused, traumatised, powerless, ashamed, unsafe, told to behave, pinned down, silenced, terrified, given no choice or control, betrayed, trapped, hopeless, lied to, invalidated, neglected, not believed, invisible, blamed, guilted, undeserving of self-worth.

The following are my opinions as a person who endured CSA from the age of 18 months to 14 years old. As a person who survived a sexually abusive marriage for 22 years. As a person diagnosed with BPD. As a person who has been in secondary NHS Mental Health Services for the last 25 years. As a person who has been medicated on a cocktail of toxic drugs with no informed consent for the last 25 years. As a person. This is my story.

In 1990 I went to see my GP stating I was feeling low, and he immediately diagnosed me with depression and put me on antidepressants, stating that I had a chemical imbalance. He didnt really ask me why I felt low, and to be fair, I didnt tell him. Even when after  months of seeing him, I disclosed on a written note that I had been subjected to CSA, he he didnt talk to me about the abuse or refer me to talk therapy. Instead, I was referred to a Personality Disorder Clinic, where I filled out a questionnaire and attended group therapy in which I also disclosed that I was in a sexually abusive marriage. However, my emotional distress and coping mechanisms such as suicidal feelings, dissociation, hearing voices, and self-injury were treated as symptoms, and the CSA was ignored.

In 1993 a BPD diagnosis was imposed on me by a psychiatrist in a 20-minute appointment, with no negotiation and no explanation of what BPD was, or how he had reached this conclusion. I was told that additional medication would help me feel better. He didnt tell me what the medication was or why it would help me. I saw him as an expert and didnt question any of this. I left feeling confus...

12:00

The B2X Trade Between Charlie Lee and Others Isnt Completely off yet As SegWit2x Fork Will Happen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We have seen a proverbial rollercoaster of news in the Bitcoin world these past 24 hours. More specifically, the SegWit2x hard fork is apparently canceled, although that is not entirely true. Moreover, the B2X trades between Charlie Lee, Roger Ver, and a few others may still go ahead. It will be quite interesting to see how things evolve in this regard. There is no indication of what the future may hold for Bitcoin, that much is certain.

The big news last night was how the SegWit2x hard fork was originally called off. A lot of people are happy about this news, to say the least. After all, the fork makes very little sense to most Bitcoin users. Fracturing the community even further serves no real purpose whatsoever. Then again, this hard fork is not entirely canceled just yet. More specifically, a follow-up email indicates the fork will still happen despite the risks it bears.

B2X Is Still in the Game

Whether or not that is good news for Bitcoin, remains to be determined. Another altcoin riding Bitcoins coattails isnt exactly something we need right now. Then again, there may be more support for this new currency than people would think. In a lot of cases, people just want their free B2X coins and sell them on the open market as soon as possible. There are still a lot of uncertainties in this regard, that much is certain.

One thing to keep in mind is how Charlie Lee proposed a B2X trade not too long ago. The goal is to exchange 250 B2X for 250 BTC. Lee would like to get rid of these coins as soon as possible. Although it is uncertain who accepted this deal, Roger Ver seemed quite keen on the concept. This trade would not go through if there was no fork. With this fork still going ahead, we can expect some fireworks in the Bitcoin world very soon.

While waving with wealth in the open isnt necessarily positive, this trade will get a lot of attention. That is, assuming it will still go through as expected.There is an interesting time ahead for both Bitcoin and B2X alike. More specifically, the fork may shake things up quite a bit. The coins may not be worth $2,000 or more, though, but no one knows what the future brings. Right now, nothing has changed in....

12:00

Citigroup CEO: Bitcoin Threat Will Give Rise to State Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat has predicted that state-sponsored digital currencies will arise from the threat posed by bitcoin.

12:00

Heroic Video Game Designer Gives Female Protagonist Average-Sized Breasts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

AMSTERDAM Honored for his astounding design work on the fantasy roleplaying game Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Games senior producer Jochen Willemsen proudly accepted an award from his peers for creating a female companion with average-sized boobs.

I will admit there were mornings where I woke up and never thought Id see this day especially the ones where I had morning wood, said Willemsen, as he accepted the Outstanding Achievement in Game Design award from the European Game Critics Association. Fortunately, I learned that I could be titillated by any size pair of breasts and that personal growth is what led me to this day.  Thank you everybody.

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

Willemsens co-workers spoke glowingly of his courage and determination to break barriers in an industry notorious for its risk averseness, especially when it comes to titties.

When Jochen came up to me and said he wanted to give our character a C-cup instead of a perky G-cup I almost fired him on the spot, said Horizon Zero Dawn writer Ben Schroder. I am so glad I didnt; once he mocked-up some models of Aloy in a fur belly-shirt and realistic breasts, I surprisingly found myself still aroused so I greenlit it.

Im glad we could find a compromise with a character that promotes body positivity while still inspiring me to jerk off in the company bathroom, he added.

At press time, despite the celebratory mood at the studio, not everyone was happy with the joyous occasion.

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11:51

GSM Update 11/9/17 Record North American Snow Fireball In Germany Crop Loss Preparedness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

 

Early Snow in North America Breaks Record Over one-quarter of the area of the Lower 48 had snow on the ground on Nov. 8. This is the largest areal coverage of snow on that date in at least 14 years, according to NOAA data. In fact, snow cover over North America is also at its most expansive for this time of year since the middle of the past decade, as Dr. Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a Verisk Business, brought to our attention. The heaviest snow cover was found in the northern Rockies and the Canadian Rockies, but snow was also on the ground over a sizable swath of the High Plains, northern and central Plains, and dusted parts of the interior Northeast after a brief round of snow the previous day. This included the seasons first snow in the northern Texas Panhandle on Nov. 8. https://weather.com/storms/winter/new https://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snowfall_v2/ http://www.krtv.com/story/36795596/bu https://www.joe.co.uk/news/weather-fo ...

11:49

How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Damage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Medical laboratories have established that dental amalgam tooth fillings are a major contributor to mercury body burden. This short presentation on University of Calgarys Faculty of Medicines website reveals how mercury ions actually alter cell membrane structure and how mercury in fillings can destroy brain neurons as seen with people who have Alzheimers Disease.

The post How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Damage appeared first on World Mercury Project.

11:48

weird rainbow on video. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Weird Rainbow In Adelaide, Australia November 7, 2017 4 by Mary Maxwell  This was in Adelaide around 8.50pm on November 5, 2017. He reports that soon after it there was helicopter activity. Here is Marks report: I was at a mates house in Adelaide. The skies are sprayed every day in SA, so in most afternoons/evenings the complete horizon is covered by a misty spray which grows into white fluffy cloud coverage. Last night a rainbow appeared in the sky as seen on this video, I ran for my camera. It lasted for about 10 minutes and then, as if a light switch was turned off, it disappeared. A couple of minutes before the rainbow disappeared we saw two large white aircraft in the sky.

https://gumshoenews.com/2017/11/07/weird-rainbow-adelaide-australia/

11:47

Mumps now spread mostly by vaccinated children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New York Times confirms Natural News investigation: Mumps now spread mostly by vaccinated children Monday, November 06, 2017 by: Mike Adams Tags: infectious disease, MMR, Mumps, Natural.news, 

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-11-06-new-york-times-confirms-natural-news-investigation-mumps-now-spread-by-vaccinated-children.html

11:45

Delaware Considers Letting Students Decide Race, Gender Without Parents Permission (This is just silly) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"




Local officials in Delaware's Department of Education are debating a regulation that would let students choose their race and their gender. (Photo: iStock Photos)



COMMENTARY BY

Portrait of Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.



White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware. So begins one of the latest columns of Fox News Todd Starnes, reporting on what parents probably wish was fake news. Unfortunately for the families in The First State, reality may soon be optional for kids in Delaware public schools.

In one of the more incredible headlines of the year, local officials in the states Department of Education are actually debating a regulation that would let students choose their race and their gender.

If it sounds unbelievable, thats because it is. For the last few years, families have been shocked that theyd have to defend traditional biology in places as sacred as restrooms, showers, locker and changing rooms. Now, the proponents of this government-sponsored make-believe are trying to make everything self-subjective.

Its the campaign for these protected characteristics, local liberals argue, that would give children the ability to redefine their most defining traits. And without ever calling home. Under Regulation 225 Prohibition of Discrimination, students can make these determinations without letting their parents know.

11:35

Ambisafe wallets unaffected by critical multi-sig vulnerability "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2017 Ambisafe offers reassurance that multisig accounts using their proprietary software are not susceptible to the vulnerability currently affecting the Parity wallet.

ICOs deployed after July 2017 may permanently lose access to their funds, if they utilized Paritys services for storing their coins, according to an article published by TechCrunch. Though there are currently no reports of lost or stolen coins, analysts estimate that at least 600,000 ETH have been made inaccessible due to the bug.

It is the second time this year that multisig wallets from Parity have experienced vulnerabilities in their implementation. In July, a similar bug led to 150,000 ETH being stolen from Parity-based wallets. Ambisafe closely followed the events, and even offered their support during this summers attack.

We take this as an opportunity to exercise perspective-taking. said Oleksii Matiiasevych, Ethereum Engineer at Ambisafe.

From the beginning, Ambisafes implementations have been built with resilience in mind. This foresight paid off Wednesday, as they announced that ICOs using their wallets have been unaffected, and all of their coins remain accessible. Ambisafe is currently one of the only provider of multisig wallets that can be safely used to store Ethereum and other ERC20 tokens.

Ambisafe is an Ethereum token platform, providing token issuance services and related APIs. In addition to token creation, they offer a variety of ICO services, including engineering, design, and marketing. White label multi-sig wallets are one of the companys most in-demand services. Ambisafe wallets are web based, with a mobile-ready api that allows for easy integration with mobile apps. ICOs by Ambisafe are visible on their custom blockchain explorer, and may benefit from instant liquidity.

Branded wallets from Ambisafe focus on user security, offering SecondFactor authentication, secure password recovery, and multisig. All white label wallets feature customizable design and branding, the ability to store multiple Token assets in each users wallet, an internal bitcoin exchange, and a variety of merchant tools for integrating payments online.

More information about Ambisafe is available at ......

11:30

PR: Dmarket Cross-Game Extends Token Presale and Announces the New Dates of Crowdsale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dmarket Cross-Game

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

Santa Monica, CA. DMarket, the worlds first and only global blockchain-based cross-game marketplace, announced today the extension of its token presale.

Due to the upcoming Bitcoin Segwit2x hard fork, weve received too many requests from investors to extend DMarket Token presale. To satisfy these requests, well close token presale 48 hours after the formation of block 494784. Crowdsale begins November 14. Were doing this to create favorable conditions for crypto investments, said Volodymyr Panchenko, CEO and Founder of DMarket.

DMarket allocates 37,500,000 tokens for presale hard cap (about $15 million).

DMarkets main conditions remain the same. Specifically, minimum transaction amount at presale is 125,000 DMarket tokens (166.67 ETH), maximum transaction is limited to 2,500,000 DMarket tokens (3333.33 ETH).

Crowdsale will be held from November 14 to November 28. Minimum amount of transaction will make 75 DMarket Token (0.1 ETH), maximum amount 25,000 DMarket Token (33.334 ETH).

Exchange rate for both presale and crowdsale is 750 DMarket tokens for 1 ETH. Accepted currencies are ETH, BTC, and LTC. DMarket sets equal token sale rules for all investors, with no exceptions. The company will not cover any hidden or public bonuses provided at the presale phase at the cost of crowdsale contributions.

DMarket allocates 100,000,000 tokens (about $40 million) hard cap for the final sale.

To eliminate market control and any possible manipulations, DMarket sells 85% of all its tokens, and reserves 15% of the tokens for product development, advisers, and partners.

11:25

High-transaction Rate Blockchain Platform Zilliqa Welcomes New Senior Advisors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is an increased focus on blockchain-based financial platforms. One of the companies worth keeping an eye on goes by the name of Zilliqa. The project recently appointed two Fintech veterans as advisors. Moreover, the company performed experiments to process 2,488 transactions per second on the testnet. This high-transaction rate blockchain platform is continuing to make waves in the blockchain and financial sectors.

Good things are happening for Zilliqa as we speak. Earlier this month, their testnet trial was successful beyond expectations. More specifically, the blockchain-based platform processed over 2,488 transactions per second. That is virtually unprecedented in the world of blockchain technology these days. The use of sharding allows for a much higher throughput compared to what we are used to in this industry. At its peak, it may even rival VISA and Mastercard. An ambitious goal, but it is not unlikely either.

A Bright Future Lies Ahead for Zilliqa

To support their core team and perhaps indicate that the company is making inroads into the banking technology, Zilliqa recently appointed two new advisors. Former Bank of America Managing Director Alexander Lipton is a major addition to the team. Additionally, Stuart Prior has decades of experience in Corporate and Investment banking. Both of these gentlemen will help elevate Zilliqa to a whole new level in the future. After all, the company is still in the early stages of development. With sufficient scaling, a throughput of 15,000 transactions per second isnt out of the question by any means.

Zilliqa CEO Xinshu Dong comments as follows:

We are truly honored that both Alexander and Stuart have agreed to come on board and help us build Zilliqa into world class blockchain platform. The fact these true visionaries in banking and fintech have seen the potential in our technology is a testament to Zilliqa. Im sure Zilliqa will greatly benefit from their experience and expertise to build the blockchain platform for high-throughput dApps.

What once started as a research paper in 2015, co-authored by Loi Luu of KyberNetwork, Prateek Saxena from National University of Singapore and others, has become a massive breakthrough in the world of blockchain. Scalability concerns have...

11:24

fidentiaX Disruption of the Tradable Insurance Market is coming soon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 09, 2017 Growth is never by mere chance: it is the result of forces working together James Cash Penney.

Since the announcement on October 15, 2017 by fidentiaX on building the Worlds 1st Marketplace for Tradable Insurance Policies powered by Blockchain Technology, the community around the project has grown exponentially over the last few weeks. The project has received strong endorsement from various stakeholders and the community whom seek the disruption potential of the project.

A significant number of the 2000+ members of the community was unaware that their Insurance Policy was actually a tradable asset and they could extract higher value by trading it in the open market. The team at fidentiaX has been contacted by various companies exploring how they could work with fidentiaXs Marketplace to expand their reach to potential customers globally and to get a better understanding of how blockchain technology is applied to solve the inefficiencies in the current market.

Over the past 2 weeks, fidentiaX has been working with various exchanges to list our tokens for trade after the end of our Crowd Contribution round, December 5, 2017. We are pleased to announced that we have managed to secure 2 exchanges that will list fdX tokens on the 6 December, 2017.

The team behind fidentiaX has been working hard to communicate our vision of the Worlds 1st Marketplace for Tradable Policies and came up with the following videos:

Introduction to fidentiaX: https://youtu.be/kUQ1VGwkR_Q
fidentiaX Marketplace, How does it work?: https://youtu.be/5658SIqCXd4
fidentiaX Team Introduction: https://youtu.be/gfIxycOR7qY
fidentiaX Q&A Part 1: https://youtu.be/eVpgdN1mpbQ

We are also very proud to share the article written by our Technology Partner, Roberto Capodieci (Founder of Blockchain Zoo) on why he choose to work with fidentiaX on this project. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchain-project-ive-chosen-work-roberto-capodieci/

fidentiaX crowd sale will begin on 6 November 2017 with a bonus of 10%~15% for early contributors during the 1st 5 days and thereafter at 1 ETH = 500 fdX tokens. To participate in this disruptive project, please sign up for the whitelist at https://token.fidentiaX.com and join us in creating the Worlds 1st Marketplace for Tradable Insurance Policies.

About fidentiaX Ltd.

fidenti...

11:05

Boil Water Advisory in Western PA Due to Unknown Contaminant "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Monongahela River water may be problematic.

Pennsylvania American Water issues 48-hour boil water advisory for 55+ communities, estimated 100,000 customers

From a News Report on WTAE, Action 4 News, November 6, 2017

BETHEL PARK, PA Pennsylvania American Water has issued a 48-hour boil water advisory for 55 communities in Allegheny and Washington counties. An estimated 100,000 customers are affected. (See the list of communities below).

The advisory was issued as a precaution due to high levels of turbidity at the Elrama water treatment plant, according to PAWC. (The Elrama plant draws water from the Monongahela River a mile south of the Elizabeth bridge over the river on PA Route 51. Clairton is the next community downstream.)

The advisory applies only to drinking and cooking, not bathing or washing clothes.

Residents of impacted communities should bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

The advisory was issued as a precaution due to high levels of turbidity at the Elrama water treatment plant, according to PAWC.

According to PAWC, turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organism

11:05

Posh restaurant gets email from fat lad asking if they do fat lads proper plateful "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jo Ellery works at the restaurant Star Inn The City in York and says that this is hands down, the best email weve ever received.

We do hope he books and gets the fat lads proper plateful that he deserves.

Source: Twitter/@elleryface

The post Posh restaurant gets email from fat lad asking if they do fat lads proper plateful appeared first on The Poke.

11:01

FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 11-6-17 Purge of Khazarian mobsters intensifies as Trump is kept safe in Asia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Full weekly report from Ben. As the information coming forth via the recent video posts from Tracy Beanz and Jordan Sather, this full Ben also continues filling out the full data picture.

The only part Im waiting to see confirmation is that of the arrests (Podestas, et al.). We shall see.

There can be no doubt whatsoever that the worldwide purge of the Khazarian mafia now has reached a tipping point of no return, with arrests and purges in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

In the Middle East, Iran-linked Hezbollah now effectively rules Lebanon after Saudi puppet Prime Minister Saad Hariri was forced to resign. His resignation was followed by the purge of hundreds of princes, generals, religious leaders, and others by de facto Saudi King Muhammad bin Salman. This purge was especially important because it cut off one of the last major remaining sources of Bush/Clinton mafia money and...

11:00

Canadian Police Issue Warning Over Bitcoin Tax Scam "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Police in York, Canada, have warned of a tax scam after over 40 people were convinced to send money via bitcoin ATMs.

11:00

Tony Pulis teams accused of historic supporter abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

tony_pulis_2014English football is facing what the FA called its biggest crisis ever, after allegations emerged of systematic cruelty towards spectators at a series of clubs perpetrated by gangs led by a shadowy figure called Tony Pulis. Early indications are that the victims may number in the tens of thousands and that many of them were children at the time.

The scandal began to unfold when a brave group of young West Bromwich Albion supporters told an investigative reporter of their horrific experiences during a 0-0 draw with Burnley. Among other things, it is alleged that they were subjected to extreme boredom by endless defensive play and felt numb, even violated, after 90 minutes of what they were told was called catenaccio.

Football abusers like Pulis can be quite unbelievably devious, said Professor Peter Stevenson, a psychologist at Cambridge University. They reel nave young glory-seekers in on the promise of a half-decent Saturday afternoon and before they can take in what is going on, this behaviour gets normalised. Most feel that they cannot escape by doing something else instead because their mates will call them plastics.

The investigation will now look at multiple alleged instances of fan abuse at Bournemouth, Gillingham, Bristol City, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle and Crystal Palace, as well as West Brom. However, the most tragic cases of all may derive from Stoke City, where, unbelievable though it may sound, Pulis was allowed to return after a period away to inflict more suffering on thousands of innocent people who correctly thought that this really was the only thing to do in the Potteries at the weekend.

This could be only the tip of the iceberg, warned FA Chairman Greg Clarke. Most of the cases we know so far relate to obscure clubs, but some of the worst serial supporter abuse may have been taking place in plain sight at some of our best known clubs. We are particularly urging Chelsea and Manchester United supporters to come forward if they have been forced by a charismatic but angry Portuguese man into a revolting practice called parking the bus.

When asked for comment on the unfolding scandal, Arsene Wenger said that he hadnt seen it.

11:00

Bitcoin Developer Peter Todd on SegWit2x Cancellation: Millions of Dollars Wasted "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Highly regarded Bitcoin Core developer and cryptocurrency consultant Peter Todd has criticized the cancellation of the SegWit2x hard fork and the waste of resources used throughout the development of the software.

Cancellation of SegWit2x

On November 8, the development and deployment of the SegWit2x hard fork were officially terminated, with the release of an official statement from BitGo CEO Mike Belshe to the SegWit2x Mailing List. The statement was co-signed by leading businesses within the bitcoin industry which participated in the original NYA or SegWit2x agreement, which included ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees, Blockchain CEO Peter Smith, Xapo CEO Wences Casares, and SegWit2x lead developer Jeff Garzik.

The statement read:

Our goal has always been a smooth upgrade for Bitcoin. Although we strongly believe in the need for a larger block size, there is something we believe is even more important: keeping the community together. Unfortunately, it is clear that we have not built sufficient consensus for a clean blocksize upgrade at this time. Continuing on the current path could divide the community and be a setback to Bitcoins growth. This was never the goal of Segwit2x.

As explained by Belshe, the initial objective of the SegWit2x team and its supporting companies was to carry out an upgrade on the Bitcoin protocol, without pursuing a contentious fork that could lead to the creation of a new cryptocurrency, like the Bitcoin Cash hard fork in August. However, over time, as the community continued to reject the SegWit2x software, the lack of consensus amongst businesses, developers, users, and miners within the bitcoin sector made it virtually impossible to carry out a smooth upgrade.

Criticism of Bitcoin Core Developer Peter Todd

Immediately after the cancellation of the SegWit2x hard fork was confirmed by ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees and BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp, Todd criticized the amount of resources and capital that were allocated to develop the SegWit2x software. He said:

The 2X cancellation email was signed by Mike Belshe, Wences Casares, Jihan Wu, Jeff Garzik, Peter Smith, and Erik Voorhees, in case you were wondering who to send the bill for...

10:57

Deloitte Reports More Than 26,000 Blockchain Projects Launched in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Professional services major Deloitte claims that over 26,000 new Blockchain technology-based projects were launched on the code repository GitHub in 2016.

10:50

PLANES STOP IN MID-AIR (RE-UPLOAD) WHAT THE FLUX? Quantum Time Hovering? Mandela Effect? July 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Note: This ladys doing some interesting videos. I like her work. Apparently a lot of people have seen this phenomenon, even one individual in this video is a passenger on a plane that stops moving.

Interesting times indeed

If you see a plane in the sky going backwards or stopped, GET VIDEO OF IT immediately! I experienced this strange phenomenon myself in late April of 2017, and its SO SURREAL that I almost didnt capture it on camera because I couldnt believe my own eyesI spent several minutes telling myself it was just an illusion before I finally got out my phone & caught the tail end (pun intended lolol) of it. Luckily, the stationary plane was still in the same place in the sky, although unluckily, the vehicle I was began moving again (in the opposite direction the plane was facing), so MY footage is not-so-great. I estimate I saw it hovering there between 3-8 minutes before I took video. It even seemed to be going backwards at times. Its a REAL MINDFLUX to witness such a thing first-hand, so if you happen across such an opportunity, Remember one of these helpful rhymes: DONT DELAY, VIDEO THAT PLANE! DONT BE SLOW, FILM IT, YO! For Canadians, or when in Canada: FORGET ABOOT IT, POINT & SHOOT IT!


10:46

Just bought a selfie stick "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

He may be late to the party, but at least hes at the party. Sort of.

Its actually a screengrab from a Vine (RIP) by Chris Melberger.

The post Just bought a selfie stick appeared first on The Poke.

10:30

Tim Draper Predicts Using Fiat Currencies in Five Years Will Be Laughable "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tim Draper Predicts Using Fiat Currencies in Five Years Will Be Laughable

After making a prediction that bitcoin would be $10K by 2018, the American venture capitalist, Tim Draper, is still bullish about cryptocurrencies. In fact, Draper believes digital assets like bitcoin will be so prominent that using fiat currencies in five years will be considered laughable.

Also Read: The Worlds Largest FX Exchange Hopes to Tame Bitcoin Volatility 

Tim Draper: In Five Years Bitcoin Will Be So Relevant There Will Be No Reason to Use Fiat Currencies

Tim Draper Predicts Using Fiat Currencies in Five Years Will Be LaughableBack in 2016, news.Bitcoin.com ...

10:23

Gladius The Rising Star of Blockchain Security "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

gladius screen

The recent explosion of ICOs has been pretty magnificent to behold. In 2017 alone ICOs managed to raise over $1.3 billion in funds, significantly more than any previous year.

ICOs come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be tough to decide which ones are worthy of investment, and which are doomed to fail.

One promising ICO is Gladius, which aims to first change the way DDoS attacks are dealt with using blockchain technology and some ingenious ideas. And secondly, to improve the current content delivery industry (CDN) to make a more distributed, faster and cheaper alternative to modern CDNs.

To see why Gladius is so exciting, its important to take a quick look at just how damaging DDoS attacks are, and why its so vital to find new ways to challenge them.

The dangers of DDoS

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Its a type of cyber attack where hackers gain control of a number of devices with internet access, like Internet of Things gadgets. Once their network of bots is large enough, it can be instructed to visit a certain website or server.

The massive influx of spam traffic often overwhelms the bandwidth of the victim server, causing the site to crash or experience service disruption.

The consequences of this can be devastating for businesses. The average cost of a DDoS attack was found to be $500,000, around $40,000 per hour. Whats more, these events can really damage customers trust in a website or company, as it makes them look unreliable and open to attack.

Whats more, DDoS attacks are on the rise, and in a big way. Q1 2017 saw a...

10:18

Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are This Mornings Key Levels "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is early Thursday morning in Europe and we are about to kick off our day of trading in the bitcoin price. Things have been extremely volatile over the last 24 hours against a backdrop of some fundamental inputs (we are looking at you, SegWit2X) which wasnt unexpected, but the specific impact of the inputs in question was until it happened difficult to predict.

As it turns out, we saw a pretty steep decline in price early onThursday and, right now, price is consolidating in and around the lower quadrant of this price decline.

With any luck, as the day matures, we will see a degree of recovery and a back up towards the mid-7000s during the European session.

With this in mind, and as we move into the session today, here is a look at what we are focusing on in the bitcoin price and where we intend to try and jump in and out of the markets according to the rules of our intraday strategy. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and how price brought us to trade in and around current levels subsequent to overnight action.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick charts and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7162 and resistance to the upside at 7275.

We will watch out for a close above resistance to validate an upside target of 7310. A stop loss on the trade at 7265 looks good.

Looking the other way, if price closes below support, we will enter short towards a downside target of 7110.

Lets see how things play out.

Chart courtesy of Trading View

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10:15

$300 Million In Crypto Currency Lost FOREVER Thanks To A Bug In A Digital Wallet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

$300 Million In Crypto Currency Lost FOREVER Thanks To A Bug In A Digital Wallet by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan $300 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ethereum has been almost definitely lost forever.  The losing of the currency was accidental...

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10:14

Oct. 2017 Thousands witness the Sun Blinking, turning Black and Red, Holographic Moon and Sun "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

 

Some natural phenomenon do involve reddish sun, but when it starts blinking, turning black and even changing its shape it seems this is something else

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10:10

SegWit Death Challenge: BitPico Vows To Fork As Bitcoin.com Goes 100% Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BitPico vows to force through SegWit2x while Bitcoin.com divorces itself of BTC altogether.

10:03

BitTorrent Inventor Announces Bitcoin Competitor Chia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Via: TechCrunch: A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously. Cohen has just started a new company called Chia Network []

10:00

23-Year-Old Eric Clapton Demonstrates the Elements of His Guitar Sound (1968) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the fall of 1968, Eric Clapton was 23 years old and at the height of his creative powers. His band, Cream, was on its farewell tour of America when a film crew from the BBC caught up with the group and asked the young guitar virtuoso to show how he created his distinctive sound.

The result is a fascinating four-minute tour of Claptons technique. He begins by demonstrating the wide range of tones he could achieve by varying the settings on his psychedelically painted 1964 Gibson SG Standard guitar. His wah-wah pedal (an early Vox model) was critical to the sound of so many Cream classics, like Tales of Brave Ulysses. In the film, Clapton really has to stomp on it to get it working.




One of the most difficult skills to master, Clapton says, is the vibrato. In a 1970 interview with Guitar Player magazine he goes into more detail: When I stretch strings, he says, I hook my thumb around the neck of the guitar. A lot of guitarists stretch strings with just their hand free. The only way I can do it is if I have my whole hand around the neckactually gripping onto it with my thumb. That somehow gives me more of a rocking action with my hand and wrist. If you watch the BBC clip closely you will see this in action.

The interview was conducted with Clapton seated in front of his famous stack of Marshall amplifiers. In the Guitar Player interview, however, he admits he rarely used both at the same time. I always had two Marshalls set up to play through, he says, but I think it was just so I could have one as a spare. I usually used only one 100-watt amp.

10:00

SITA Investigates Use of Smart Contracts in Air Transport Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Air transport IT firm SITA has released a white paper detailing how airlines and airports could use smart contracts for shared control of data.

10:00

Safety And Security Measures Youre Missing When Outdoors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The wild can be extremely unforgiving, which is why you need to take safety and security measures seriously. Read on to find out the things to keep in mind when outdoors!

This post comes from our good friends over at OutdoorWarrior.com and is shared with permission.

Safety and Security Measures to Help Keep You Safe

If you ask me, there is something about nature and the great outdoors thats very therapeutic. However, no matter how relaxed, we always have to remember that we are in the wild and danger lurks in every corner of the woods. With wild animals, dangerous terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions, we always have to be prepared for unexpected situations. To keep your trip fun and safe, listed below are some tips on security measures that can better prepare you for your next outdoor adventure.

 

1. Bring a Friend

Bring A Friend | Safety And Security Measures Youre Missing When Outdoors
I know there are instances when you want to travel alone and explore the world by yourself, but having a companion is much safer. This is especially true if youre not that familiar with the place. Having responsible camping and hiking buddies not only adds fun to your trip, but also ensures there will be someone to look after you in case of an emergency.

2. Check Physical Condition

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10:00

socialist drinking game "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: socialist drinking game


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09:45

Listeners Q&A Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Listeners Q&A Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Podcast Radio GoldSeek Highlights The latest Listeners Q&A segment includes emails and phone calls on various topics, from John, Kenneth and Daniel. A the big top involves the imminent Bitcoin Hard Fork, SegWit2X...

The post Listeners Q&A Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:45

The Fox Guarding the Hen House: Outgoing GSK Chief to Head New UK Government Agency Fast Tracking the Licensing of Pharma Products "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by John Stone The really scary news is the news you do not see reported. If eyebrows were raised last week that GSKs head of Research and Development, Patrick Vallance, was to leave his highly paid position to become Chief...

09:40

Cryptocurrencies Face No Future Due to Their Anonymity, Says French Banking Exec "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

French banking major Societe Generale CEO claims that the virtual currencies are unlikely to survive in the long term as governments around the world introduce steps to regulate them.

09:38

Biological Hazard Hemorrhagic Fever, Marburg virus (MARV) Outbreak: Uganda, Kenya (Update) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MARBURG VIRUS DISEASE UGANDA (KWEEN, KAPCHORWA), KENYA (TRANS-NZOIA) WHO ************* Published Date: 2017-11-08 09:50:26 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Marburg virus disease Uganda (QW,QP), Kenya (TN) WHO Archive Number: 20171108.5430664 Date: Tue 7 Nov 2017 Source: WHO Emergencies preparedness, response, Disease Outbreak News (DONs) [edited] Marburg virus disease Uganda and Kenya - On 17 Oct []

09:32

Astrology for the Soul November 8, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

 

Weekly Mantra:

When it costs more than I can afford, And Im looking for the exit door, Life may be forcing me to find, More in me to tow the line.

In Evolutionary/New Paradigm astrology, Pluto and Scorpio symbolize the force of evolution. Evolution can be nasty, hard business. It takes us up and out of our comfort zone, the known, familiar, power and control that we build up and constantly humbles us by showing us there is always more. Somebody or something that we cant control, that can hurt us, that we cant figure out, the mystery of Life and Death and more. Yet, just as the predator helps the prey evolve, all external sources that have the power to destroy us simultaneously are our greatest teachers. They force us to summon within ourselves ever deeper and stronger desires, passion, and will to survive and potentially thrive. To tow the line, means to pull our weight or more, like tugboats towing a barge. While battling forces beyond our control is not the only way to evolve, sadly enough, we can be a complacent species content with mediocrity sometimes to the point of complacency and resistance to evolving. The infinite intelligence of the universe measures out the exact amount of pain necessary to wake us to the deeper intention of our life in these bodies. While it often appears unfair, unjust, and cruel, in humbled awareness of the greater whole, it can be seen as perfect. May you experience the humbled awareness that allows you to see that perfection! more astrology: http://www.NewParadigmAstrology.com more end music: http://www.ScottHuckabay,com


09:21

ESPORTS.com: A Substantial Upgrade to eSports Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We live in an eSports world. Gaming today is bigger than ever. Mind-bending is the word that would best describe the impact eSports has on our lives today. Growth is evident, as the niche registers a monumental 100% growth rate in viewership, attention media-wise and economically lucrative.

The idea is simple: eSports is a vast reservoir of gaming fans streaming through gaming events. The most recent event is DotA2 International. DotA2 is not the biggest eSports rep but its safe to say it holds 3rd place right behind League of Legends and Counter-Strike. Just to give you a scale of the industry, DotA2 had an international prize pool of $25 million, of which 90% was raised through crowdfunding ($23 million).

Its only natural that we see development ideas being championed to expand the eSports arena. Game developers are taking an interest in the growth in the arena. We can expect to see the worlds largest gaming companies tap into this. However, on the other hand, we have independent gamers who are looking to create an eSports gaming portal of their own liking. A team of gamers is working on developing a consumer based gaming portal that will offer high quality and meaningful experience to their gaming friends and fans.

The ESPORTS.com portal, ICO launched on 1st November 2017 at 1 pm CET enables gaming fans to share, curate, and enjoy cool content together, or even participate in and contribute to events. All users will be able to participate in creating content for education, entertainment, and statistics, by writing guides or producing videos. The reward for their work will be furnished using the platforms digital currency, ESPORTS Reward Token (ERT). By providing the best to their clients, ESPORTS will build an online community that produces engaging and exclusive content aimed at eSporting enthusiasts.

The companys revenue stream consists of a four-tier offering including online eSports shop, licensed eSports betting, and all-exclusive eSports university. The long-term plan for ESPORTS.com is to create an independent backend that serves as the control center for all their activities and offers. To realize this, ESPORTS.com is working closely with Sports Book Cloud (SBC), a gold standard provider for BetRadar and represents one of the most up-to-date and best solutions on the market. Gaming is quickly becoming a spectator sport. For this reason, once the contribution goal of 20 million Euros has been reached, ESPORTS.com will open a physical eSports center in Berlin where players can be cultivated into pro players.

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09:15

CME institutes next step in controlling Bitcoin price by initiating circuit breakers in futures market "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CME institutes next step in controlling Bitcoin price by initiating circuit breakers in futures market by Ken Schortgen The Daily Economist At the beginning of November the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced they were ready to implement new paper...

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09:10

The EU Blows $683 million (520m) on a carbon capture project that captured nothing! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the models didnt predict this  and the Climate Action department: An investigation found that Brussels blew the colossal sum of cash on a drive to build underground storage facilities for CO2 emissions but no such facilities were ever constructed. This week the architect of the scheme, a former Lib Dem MEP, admitted this

09:05

Fall Sewing Roundup for 2017: Make Something Special! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

fall sewingIt's Fall Already and Thanksgiving is Nearly HERE! I know, I know.. it sounds crazy but I only recently came to this shocking realization that the year is almost finished, that fall is already here and soon we would be celebrating Thanksgiving.  Wow, this year has just flown by.  It Continue reading

09:00

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Testing Range Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price after a decent upside move struggling to break the $645 level against the US Dollar.
  • There is a bearish trend line forming with current resistance at $640 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price might continue to trade in the $580-640 range before the next move.

Bitcoin cash price is trading near the $645 resistance against the US Dollar. BCH/USD has to break $645-650 to gain further momentum.

Bitcoin Cash Price Resistance

Recently, we saw decent upsides in Bitcoin cash price above the $600 level against the US Dollar. However, the price seems to be struggling to break the $640 and $650 resistance levels. There is a broad range forming with support at $580 and resistance at $650. The price recently tested the $640-650 range resistance, attempted an upside break on a couple of times, but failed.

It seems like there is a bearish trend line forming with current resistance at $640 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The pair recently failed near $643 and started a short-term correction. It tested the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $570 low to $643 high. The downsides seem to be limited by the $600 level and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $570 low to $643 high. Buyers are likely to protect declines if the pair moves toward $600 and $580.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

On the upside, the pair needs to break the range resistance at $640 and $650 to move toward $680. Above $680, the pair could even test the $700 handle in the short term.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is slowly moving in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently well above the 50 level with positive signs.

Major Support Level $600

Major Resistance Level $640

 

Charts courtesy Trading....

09:00

Hedge Funds are Heavily Investing in Bitcoin, as Price Continues to Soar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the past 12 months, the demand for bitcoin from the traditional financial industry has significantly increased, pressuring hedge funds and large-scale investment firms to include bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as a major part of their portfolios.

In an interview with Nathaniel Poppers of the New York Times, research firm Autonomous Next revealed that more than 130 hedge funds exclusive to bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market have been established, with more to be expected throughout 2018.

Led by Fidelity and billionaire hedge fund legends like Mike Novogratz, some of the largest hedge funds in Wall Street and the global financial industry have started to invest heavily in bitcoin. Analysts expect investments in bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market to only increase in the upcoming months, as financial institutions like CME Group, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and LedgerX provide sufficient liquidity and efficient cryptocurrency trading platforms for institutional and retail traders.

Hedge Funds Will Lead Bitcoin Price to $10,000

Bobby Cho, the head trader at Cumberland, a leading bitcoin trading business, further emphasized that the vast majority of the firms consumer base is now composed of institutional and retail traders, after years of hesitancy.

The vast majority of the trading we do is with institutions. The education and research have turned into real-life activity.

Over the past few months, analysts have stated that the launch of bitcoin futures, options, and derivatives exchanges by some of the worlds largest financial institutions will result in tens of billions of money on the sidelines being invested in bitcoin in the next several years.

Movement of Funds From Traditional Assets to Bitcoin is Happening

Already, the traditional financial industry and market have begun to acknowledge bitcoin as a safe haven asset and a robust store of value. As the mainstream adoption of bitcoin continues to increase at an exponential rate, in the mid-term, with necessary infrastructure, the bitcoin market will accommodate a rising number of institutional and retail investors.

The migration of billions of dollars worth of funds from conventional wealth management p...

09:00

These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work Online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the Venezuelan economy continues to crater, an ed-tech startup called Platzi is offering its coding lessons for freeand then helping set up its graduates with remote jobs.

If you have a job in Venezuelawhere the unemployment rate could reach 25% this yearyou may still not be able to afford basic necessities. In October, a one-kilo package of pasta cost around 56,000 bolivares, or a little more than 40% of the monthly minimum wage; a large package of diapers cost more than three times the monthly salary. As the countrys economy continues to collapse, one startup is helping Venezuelans learn new digital skills that can help them land remote work that can pay in bitcoin or U.S. dollarsor help them emigrate to find tech jobs elsewhere.

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09:00

Millennials Are Big On Bitcoin (But Over 65s Not So Sure) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Millennials Are Big On Bitcoin (But Over 65s Not So Sure)

Its become fashionable to malign millennials for killing everything from dinner dates to department stores. If the results of a recent survey are anything to go by, theres another victim that can be added to that lengthy list fiat currency. According to a newly released survey, over 50% of millennials have a positive view of bitcoin and are twice as likely to own it compared to other age groups.

Also read: Dennis Gartman Calls Bitcoin the Millennial Answer to Gold

Millennial Enthusiasm for Bitcoin Surpasses All Other Demographics

Over 2,000 US adults were quizzed by Harris Poll in one of the most wide-ranging bitcoin surveys to date. The poll, which was conducted between October 18th and 20th, provides a fascinating insight into how adults of all ages perceive bitcoin. It is among 18-34-year-olds however millennials that the greatest divergence from the rest of the population is seen.

Digital Currency for a Digital Generation

Youth might be wasted on the young as the adage goes, but bitcoin doesnt appear to have passed them by. Not only do twice as many millennials own bitcoin as the rest of the population (4% versus 2%), almost a third claim theyre likely to buy bitcoin in the next five years, versus just 19% of all Americans.

Spencer Bogart, managing director with Blockchain Capital, stated:

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09:00

Spiritual Guides for Advanced Spiritual Seekers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the new book: 3 Stages in the Evolution of the Human Spirit EGO ALERTNESS CONSCIOUSNESS by Frank M Wanderer

In your present individual state of consciousness we identify with the thoughts and emotions that appear in our mind, so we believe that we are a separate, illusionary person, an Ego.

A lot of us are not satisfied with what we are, and we would like to have a better and more beautiful personal history. That is why we create a mental image of our desired personal development, and the ways of making the work of our Minds more effective.

In order to achieve the mental image we ourselves have created, we embark on a foolish game, as we attempt to bring our Minds under our own control, and be the masters of our own development. Since we do not know the nature of the Mind, this venture is destined to failure right from the beginning.


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08:56

Elsie Scully-Hicks' murder: the baby 'would still be alive if social services had not taken her', birth family says "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Elsie Scully-Hicks' murder: the baby 'would still be alive if social services had not taken her', birth family says

ANDREW CHEETHAM


'The birth family of Elsie Scully-Hicks have said she would "still be alive today" if she had not been removed from their care by social services and plac...

08:40

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 9 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ETH/USD

Ethereum has bounced a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, using the $290 level as a springboard. It now looks as if were going to try to reach towards the 310 region again, but its not until we break above the $316 level that I feel the market is free to go higher. In the meantime, I like buying dips and adding to my position as I believe we are trying to form a larger base to go higher on the longer-term charts. I have no interest in shorting.

ETH/BTC

With Bitcoin near all-time highs again, and makes sense that this market continues to drift lower. We are starting to get into the oversold part of the stochastic oscillator though, so a small bounce could be imminent. That being said, that small bounce should end up being a nice selling opportunity going forward.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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08:38

These four photos of Jeff Goldblum look like hes in a reboot of SEX AND THE CITY playing all the characters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A reboot of SEX AND THE CITY with Jeff Goldblum playing all four characters writes Gennefer Gross over on Twitter.

This is so accurate just look:




I think I may have just singlehandedly resurrected SEX AND THE CITY 3 says Gennefer Gross after going viral with over 107942 retweets and likes.

Source: Twitter/@Gennefer

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08:31

Logjam: Inside Madagascars illegal-rosewood stockpiles "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ANTALAHA, Madagascar The piles of rosewood logs outside Chantal Rasoanirinas office filled more than half the courtyard to head height. Each log, wet and weathered, was marked with a faded bar code left by a team that came from the capital city of Antananarivo to audit the stockpile between October and December of 2015. Rasoanirina, a forestry official here, looked out at the wood through her doorway with dismay. Some of the logs had been there for more than five years. Others the visitors from the capital had brought in by boat from remote outposts. She never learned the final count when they left that December, and said there had been no movement whatsoever in the past 18 months. Were an intermediary site for the state I dont know where it goes next, she shrugged. From her perspective, overseeing the stockpile has been a nerve-wracking, thankless task; shed rather not answer for it at all. Lots of people come by and ask questions, she said. It would be good if this rosewood disappeared, so there wouldnt be any more questions about it. Many of the logs stocked outside the provincial forestry and environment office in Antalaha bear the marks of multiple rosewood inventories carried out since 2010: barcodes affixed in late 2015, as well as blue, yellow, and red paint from earlier counts. Photo by Rowan Moore Gerety for Mongabay. But the rosewood here, and in 72 similar stockpiles of seized logs up and down Madagascars east coast,

08:09

This note to the couple who frequently has LOUD sex will make you cringe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

AsystoleJ9 over on Reddit has a spotted this terrible yet hilarious and writes, It was posted right inside the front door. However, the offending sex-maniacs did indeed tear it down.

Order them a ball gag to their door from the ol Amazon. Its the neighborly thing to do writes RichardMorto.

Plot twist: The couple fucking is deaf writes ImJustSo.

I had a simple note slide under my apartment door many years back. It said, The walls are thinner than you think. My wife was so embarrassed writes says Former-bishop.

Source: Reddit

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08:08

These Crimes Against Harvey Victims Will Make You Angry and teach you how to avoid becoming a victim "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

crimes against harvey victimsHurricane Harvey put a huge dent in my hometown, with close to 200 businesses and 20% of the homes here flooded, some up past their rooflines. Its been a tough couple of months. Our home was spared but if the flood waters had continued to rise for just a few more hours, we wouldnt have been so lucky.

Piles and piles of house guts as I called them quickly lined the streets, and in some cases are still there, waiting to be picked up. Needless to say, the mounds of wet carpet, sheetrock, furniture, clothing, and every type of belonging you could imagine drew flies, rodents, bred mosquitoes, and, unfortunately, attracted a certain group of human predators who focused on bedraggled families as their next victims.

You can see from this photo how many, many people have lived in the weeks, and now months, post-Harvey.

Now, dont get me wrong. The community here was and continues to be outstanding in their level of support. Our church was one of the leaders in organizing work crews who went into homes and helped shellshocked owners do what had to be done dismantle the remnants of their secure lives, leaving them with nothing but concrete floors and wall studs. It was backbreaking work, but Texas Strong was a reality, every single day.

The worst in human nature came in the form of those who had no shame in taking advantage of my community in every possible way. Looters, of course, arrived to go through homes that had been temporarily abandoned, taking off with what very little the homeowner had salvaged. I now completely understand the sentiment, Looters will be shot.

Homeowners, in their rush to gut their homes and start the drying process, piled things in the front yard to sort through later, but soon discovered that ANYTHING left outside was considered fair game. At different hours of the day and into the night, cars prowled these neighborhoods...

08:00

Renewable-Energy Blockchain Project Moves Past Test Phase "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Blockchain makes it easier to securely and efficiently manage the flow of electric power as sources are added to the grid, a transmission firm says.

07:44

Local Punter Watches His Horse Run Last But Still Scans Ticket Just To Be Sure "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Brett Combie swears quietly to himself, turns back toward his mates and curses the donkey that just cost him another pineapple. The fucking thing, he said. It was paying $2.10 for Christs sake! The 27-year-old pilots cries fell on deaf ears, as two of his mates were able to confirm that Combie hasnt []

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07:36

Closing the Curtains On Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Closing the Curtains On Segwit2x and the Following Aftermath

In less than eight days Bitcoin network market participants were ready for the planned Segwit2x fork, canceled yesterday. Now cryptocurrency proponents everywhere are expressing opinions about the Segwit2x plan in general, and the working groups decision to give up on forking the protocol.

Also Read: Openbazaar Sees a Variety of New Vendors After Privacy Enhancements

Segwit2x: Failing to Build Sufficient Consensus

It all started back in May when the venture capital firm, Digital Currency Group, announced the Segwit2x plan, which would activate Segregated Witness (Segwit), to be followed up three months later with a 2 MB block size increase. Segwit was activated this past August by a vast majority of miners, but following the implementation, the 2 MB hard fork became controversial.

Up until the day before yesterday, according to Segwit2xs lead developer Jeff Garzik, the project was full steam ahead. However, on November 8, on the projects developers mailing list, Mike Belshe (Bitgo), Wences Casares (Xapo), Jihan Wu (Bitmain), Peter Smith (Blockchain) and Erik Voorhees (Shapeshift) revealed the team could not build consensus.

Social Media and Crypto-Focused Reddit Forums Erupt

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07:30

Castor oil for labour induction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A study has looked at birthing outcomes of 323 women who used castor oil as part of an attempt to induce their labour, with interesting results. The study was carried out in the US where, in contrast to countries like the UK, Australia and New Zealand, castor oil is quite commonly used or recommended by midwives and women as a way of inducing labour.

Almost 91% of the women gave birth vaginally after this intervention, and the authors note that this is significantly lower than the national average. I applaud any attempt to look at alternative ways of helping women, because it is clear that the current system does not serve us well. But, as the authors themselves note, it is also important to understand that there are a number of things that this kind of study cant tell us. This isnt a randomised controlled trial, so weve got no way of comparing the women in this study to women who chose other paths, such as waiting for the onset of natural labour or opting for medical induction. We cant know whether the outcomes were to do with the castor oil or some other factor, such as (for instance) the fact that the women were being cared for by nice midwives or that they lived in a particular part of the world. It is important to bear in mind that some of the women in this study also used other methods of induction, such as artificial rupture of membranes, so it is impossible to separate out and compare different methods.

One finding will be particularly helpful for those considering using castor oil though. A concern that some people have about the use of castor oil for this purpose is the possibility of experiencing unpleasant side effects such as nausea, vomiting and extreme diarrhoea. The findings of this study showed that 7% of the women in the study experienced such side effects, and this result raises a number of points which we might consider. The first is which is to note that, because castor oil is a laxative, some diarrhoea is probably inevitable. We might assume that all women in the study experienced some diarrhoea, but the results dont tell us that and I must admit that I would have liked to know more abo...

07:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD to Surge Above $0.2250? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price gained a lot of bids recently and moved above the $0.2150 level against the US Dollar.
  • There was a clear break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price traded above the $0.2200 level and it might continue to move higher.

Ripple price is gaining a lot of momentum against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD might soon break $0.2250 for further gains.

Ripple Price Trend

It was a good start to a new uptrend in Ripple price above the $0.2050 level against the US Dollar. The price was able to gather strong bullish momentum and was able to move above $0.2100 resistance. There was a clear break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair. The pair was also able to move above the last swing high of $0.2170 and even traded above $0.2200.

A high was formed recently at $0.2234 and the price is now consolidating in a range. On the downside, an initial support is around the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.1975 low to $0.2234 high. However, the most important support is currently at $0.2100. The mentioned level is also close to the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $0.1975 low to $0.2234 high.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

On the upside, the pair might soon break $0.2234 to test $0.2250. There are even chances of a break above $0.2250 for a push towards $0.2300. The overall trend is positive for XRP with chances of continuing gains above $0.2150.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is gaining momentum in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is well into the overbought levels.

Major Support Level $0.2150

Major Resistance Level $0.2250

 

Charts courtesy Trading Vi...

07:30

New Sinister Law Allows Australian Police to Listen in on Phones and Smart Devices Even Your FRIDGE "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Passed not so long ago by parliament in Queensland, Australia, Australian police have been granted the power to turn smart phones, fridges and speakers into listening devices.

Using existing technology, it will be done through the police remotely installing software into these smart devices for surveillance purposes.

Ian Stewart, Queensland polices chief commissioner stated in so many words that the new state law will help police combat terrorism Thus, the surveillance will only be used for terrorist related purposes.

However, how many Australian citizens know that worldwide we are being subjected to more and more false flag terrorism, so that the powers that be can expand their matrix of world control, introducing more unjust draconian laws as a consequence, in a Big Brother/Sister totalitarian police state?


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07:21

Womens Test Cricket Makes Stunning Debut On Office Mans Laptop Usually Used To Stream NBA or EPL "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Move over Andrew Bogut! Theres a new sport young Australian men are streaming to their laptops and tablets at work now. Zac Willis, a popular and marginally successful local agency art director, says he agrees with the notion that streaming sport to a device while at work is fine as long as []

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07:20

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 9 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DASH/USD

DASH continues to pound against the $300 level, and an attempt to break out. The stochastic oscillator is starting to reach the overbought area, so be interesting if we can break out above the recovery dollars level, as it would signify a major shift in momentum. I have been saying for days that I believe DASH is trying to build up enough momentum to finally break out to the upside, and that we are forming a basing pattern. A break above the $310 level would confirm that for me.

LTC/USD

Litecoin has broken above the previous uptrend line, which had been offering resistance as I recorded the video for yesterday. We have reached as high as $64, and quite frankly I think that this overextended move should give us an opportunity to pick up value on the ensuing pullback. The stochastic oscillator is crossing in the overbought range again, so I think we should get a pull back to at least $60, if not $58. I would be willing to pick up Litecoin at one of those levels.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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07:03

"Off grid" in the heart of historic San Juan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Image of the roof-top solar installation at Casa Sol, in San Juan, PR.

The B&B and the owner was recently featured on the LSM as he was able to support his closest neighbors with power (for their 'fridges).

This matters why?
The solar installation is invisible from the street. This mostly owing to the nature of the buildings in that part of San Juan.

The solar...

"Off grid" in the heart of historic San Juan

07:00

Another Chronic Lyme VIP disciplined by NY medical authorities: Bernard Raxlen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Another "Lyme literate" NY physician is on probation and under orders to clean up his act. Will other physicians treating "chronic Lyme" take note?

07:00

Comic for 2017.11.09 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

2017-2018 Flu Vaccine Update "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

It's that time again. Flu season. And with it, a constant barrage of reminders to get your annual flu shot. Interestingly enough, what you're being told about the influenza vaccine's effectiveness and the reality are two very different stories. In January 2015, U.S. government officials admitted that, in most years, flu shots are at best 50 to 60 percent effective at preventing lab confirmed type A or B influenza requiring medical care.1

At the end of that same year, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis2 of flu vaccine effectiveness revealed that, between 2005 and 2015, the influenza vaccine was actually less than 50 percent effective more than half of the time. I wonder if the reality might be even worse than that.

Research from 2011 shows just how easy it is to inflate efficacy rates simply by using different end points.3 At that time, they found that by using serologic measures, i.e., the increase in influenza antibodies identified in the blood, results in an overestimation of vaccine efficacy.

During the 2015/2016 flu season, FluMist, the live virus nasal spray that typically has been recommended for children in recent years, had a failure rate of 97 percent.4 Its failure was so epic, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended FluMist be taken off the list of recommended flu vaccines for the 2016-2017 season, a recommendation CDC officials ended up heeding. There are many other examples of the influenza vaccine not protecting people as promised. So, what might we expect from the vaccine this year?

2017 Flu Vaccine Lineup

Flu vaccines are by their nature a tricky business because influenza viruses are constantly evolving and public health officials have to guess at least six months before the flu season starts which type A and B influenza virus strains will be predominantly in circulation so drug companies can manufacture the vaccines. When the strains chosen do not match the strains actually causing most of the disease in any given flu season, the vaccine's failure rate significantly increases.

Even when....

Mint: Learn More About This Refreshing and Invigorating Herb "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you want to add a refreshing and cooling twist to your salads, soup, tea or even plain water, a few mint leaves may just do the trick. Known for its sweet-smelling aroma and cooling flavor, mint is a highly-celebrated herb in the culinary world because of its many uses.

But did you know that mint offers potent health benefits as well? This calming and soothing herb has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food.1 Because of this, mint can help alleviate a variety of ailments. Keep on reading to learn more about mint its uses, benefits and how you can grow it at home.

Mint 101: Basic Facts About This Herb

Also known as mentha, mint refers to a genus or group of around 15 to 20 perennial plant species, with the most popular types being peppermint and spearmint.2 Known to have originated in Asia and the Mediterranean region,3 this versatile herb has been valued for centuries not only for its elegant fragrance, but also for its many medicinal benefits. There are several different types of mint, most of which you've probably used at least once. Some of the most common varieties include:4

  • Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) This hearty herb emulates a classic minty fragrance when you rub its leaves. Peppermint can be used dried or fresh.
  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata) You'll find it in backyard gardens or growing wild all over North America. This variety is popular because of the flavor it adds to chewing gums and toothpaste. When used raw, spearmint makes a great flavor enhancer for salads.
  • Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Kitty lovers can definitely attest to the allure that this plant has on cats. Also known as catmint, while it doesn't have any culinary uses, it may be helpful for different ailments.
  • Bergamot (Mentha x piperita citrate) If you've tried using bergamot oil for aromatherapy, then you know that this mint plant is unique because of its invigorating citrus fragrance. It's also known as lemon mint.
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) The delicate lemon flavor of...

Living With Narcolepsy and Cataplexy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Its estimated that up to 200,000 Americans have narcolepsy, a disorder that involves the loss of hypocretin-producing neurons.1 Hypocretin, also known as orexin, is a neuropeptide hormone involved in helping people stay awake; without it, people with narcolepsy experience extreme sleepiness and, often, related conditions such as cataplexy, the sudden loss of voluntary muscle control thats frequently brought on by strong emotions.

Ironically, while those with narcolepsy may nod off without a moments notice, they often have difficulty sleeping at night, experiencing fragmented sleep and insomnia. At nighttime, most people progress through five stages of sleep, culminating in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is when most dreaming occurs. But a person with narcolepsy may experience REM sleep at the beginning of the sleep cycle, just minutes after falling asleep.2

REM sleep can even occur during the day, which is especially problematic because your muscles typically stay limp during REM sleep. Vivid dreams, sleep apnea, sleep paralysis (inability to move before falling asleep or after waking) or movements during dreaming are par for the course with narcolepsy, as is a persistent feeling of daytime sleepiness, regardless of how many hours of sleep occurred the night before.

Many people think of narcolepsy as a disorder that causes people to fall asleep at odd times and it is but its more than that. Even when a person isnt in the midst of a sleep attack, so to speak, they may still feel debilitating symptoms that make day-to-day life difficult. As reported by Prevention, 28-year-old narcolepsy sufferer Ashley Starr explained that living with narcolepsy is an ongoing struggle:

I found out that narcoleptics don't cycle through all the normal phases of sleep. Instead, I was going straight into and out of REM, the phase in which dreams happen. I was sleeping, but not getting quality rest. Try to imagine how you'd feel if you stayed up 72 hours straight. That's how I feel all the time.3

The Two Types of Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is broken down into two primary types,...

06:57

US luxury jewelers new everyday objects range includes a 1,000 paperclip "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The luxury American jeweler Tiffany & Co has a new line called everyday objects, which includes a tin can that costs nearly 800, a 1,000 paperclip and a seventy quid paper cup.

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06:52

THE PURGE: RATS ARE BEING ROUNDED UP ~ SGT Report "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

CAN YOU FEEL IT? Big things are happening and NONE of it would be occurring if Hillary Clinton was in the White House. Rats are being rounded up.


06:48

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis November 9 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BTC/USD

Bitcoin rallied a bit during the day on Wednesday, using the $7000 level as support, bouncing towards the $7500 level. We are currently on path to make a fresh, new high, and every time that happens, its an obvious buy signal. I also believe that pullbacks will continue to be attractive, and that $7000 should now offer a bit of a new floor for the market.

BTC/JPY

Bitcoin also fell against the Japanese yen of the last couple of sessions, but has found the 800,000 level to be supportive enough to turn the thing around. It now looks as if the 800,000 level is the floor, and that a fresh, new high is another buying opportunity.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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06:40

China Struggles to Lay Killing Blow to Bitcoin, Currency Thrives "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Despite all of Chinas efforts, Bitcoin continues to be a force to be reckoned with.

06:34

Lyle Shelton: Why you should vote No on the same sex marriage plebiscite "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

lyle shelton

Im not one to mince my words, so lets set this off on a diversionary path right from the start. This debate isnt about marriage at all.

Sure, the question should two people be allowed to get married may, at first glance, look like its only concerned with marriage. But that would be too simplistic. An all-to-convenient way for homosexuals and their supporters to trick you into logically assessing the issue. This isnt about marriage.

 

Its about children

If theres one thing the Australian Christian movement can talk about with authority, its the protection of children. Look at the statistics. 93% of Catholic priests have never been charged with paedophilia. Never. Not once.

And in those very rare cases when a child was abused, the Church moved at lightening speed quicker than any other institution to move those involved out of harms way.

 

Its about family

If same sex marriage is legalised, the problem the tragedy will be that children will be brought up in sub-optimal circumstances.

Its that tight family unit the chid, Mum, Dad and Dads new girlfriend whos moved in to Dads flat around the corner that only a traditional heterosexual relationship can provide. The alternative is unthinkable.

God invented marriage to provide a solid foundation for bringing up children (and to take advantage of some appealing tax incentives). Who are we to mess with that framework?

 

Its about religion

Sadly, we seem to be looking to our religious leaders less and less for moral guidance these days. But who is more qualified to direct us on the minutiae of marriage than a bunch of celibate priests? Having never practiced the tradition themselves, they arent biased with information or experience. We should take them more seriously.

 

Its about the Bible

We should think very carefully before we act directly against Gods wishes. We need look no further than the Bible for His guidance on this issue. It clearly states that marriage is between a man and a woman. It also says that you shouldnt cut the hair on either side of your head, b...

06:30

Barbara Walters Scolds Corey Feldman for Calling Out Hollywood Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Former child actor Corey Feldman has spent years calling out the practice of Hollywood A-listers sexually exploiting young actors who try to make their mark in show business.

A video clip from a 2013 episode of The View where he shares these revelations about the abuse in the industry has resurfaced after allegations came to light that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and abused those working in the industry:

There are people that were the people that did this to both me and Corey [Haim] that are still working. Theyre still out there, and that are some of the richest most powerful people in this business. And they do not want me saying what I am saying right now, Feldman tells The View panelists.

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06:25

Fiat Currency Will be Laughable in Five Years Says Billionaire Tim Draper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tech investor Tim Draper thinks fiat currency will be a laughing stock in only five years.

06:14

Electric Car Maker Tesla buys Perbix, which Designs Production Line Robots "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Having failed to hit their own production targets, Green car maker Tesla has bought a company which designs robotic production lines, apparently with the intent of making the Tesla factories themselves into products. Tesla buys robot maker. Hang on, isnt that your sci-fi bogeyman, Elon? Slight glitch in Industrial Revolution

06:05

Ultimate Soul Transformation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Adeana M. Slater, Guest writer, In5D.com I think its good to talk about where we are collectively and where we want to be. Experience is always available and ever ready to change your view points time and time again. There is no such thing as an ending point when it comes to soul evolution. []

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06:04

While Everyone Was Busy Being Distracted by TexasTruthstream Media "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

In addition to Melissa and Aarons feedback, the coup in Saudi Arabia and the Uranium One scandal are huge

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06:04

Wall Street Exec Sued for Role in Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Investors in GAW Miners sued Stuart Fraser for his role at the defunct firm following a guilty plea of wire fraud by his longtime partner, Josh Garza.

06:02

ALT COIN MONERO AND DASH BROKE ABOVE KEY RESISTANCE LINES (November 9, 2017) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Before yesterday, alt coin NEO trading charts were boring. Simply put, volatility remained low and within a $4 range. However, yesterday there price action across major alt coin rallied with Monero and DASH breaking above key resistance lines.

ALT COIN NEM BROKE ABOVE RESISTANCE $0.20

alt coin NEM Daily chart NEMUSD Daily Chart for 09.11.2017

Yesterday, alt coin NEM closed as a strong bull after price action broke above the resistance line at $0.20.

While this was expected given the across the board appreciation of alt coins, it also meant that NEM bulls should benefit in the coming sessions. Since price action closed above the 20 period MA, bulls should enter long.

These long entries mean traders will be in sync with the trend apart from taking advantage of the current strong NEM bull momentum which the stochastics hint. Immediate bull target will be that sell zone marked between $0.22 and $0.25.

ALT COIN DASH BROKE ABOVE MAIN RESISTANCE LINE AT $300

alt coin DASH Daily chartDASHUSD Daily Chart for 09.11.2017

DASH bulls are definitely in charge. Look at how the main resistance line marked at $300 was blasted through following that strong bullish candlestick yesterday.

As mentioned earlier, DASH main resistance was $300. Now that is has been broken with accompanying strong buy volumes, at 109K almost doub...

06:02

Chief Baker: Compromise is Never Perfect, but Compromising the Lives of Our Most Vulnerable isnt an Option "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oklahoma State Capitol

Guest Commentary

Published November 9, 2017

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker released the following statement today, urging Oklahoma lawmakers to reach a bipartisan budget agreement to end a prolonged special legislative session thats now lasted more than six weeks. Gov. Mary Fallin called for the special session after revenue measures passed last spring were struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court as unconstitutional.

The most current revenue measure, House Bill 1054x, is endorsed by Governor Fallin and calls for increased taxes on tobacco, low-point beer, gasoline and diesel and an increase on the gross production tax from 2 percent to 4 percent on the first 36 months of some newly drilled oil wells.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

We are Cherokees, but at the end of the day, we are also Oklahomans. This agreement isnt perfect, but its a start. Without a budget deal, people in this state will suffer. There is no maybe about it. Its a reality that many of Oklahomas youngest, oldest and most vulnerable citizens will be left out in the cold. Not funding government services means thousands of homebound seniors wont receive in-home nursing care or their only warm meals of the day. Kids in foster homes wont be properly monitored and could fall through the cracks of a broken system. Our schools would remain underfunded, and the exodus of teachers fleeing Oklahoma for a better standard of living would continue.

N...

06:01

In Celebration of Native American Heritage Month: My Once Life Poem "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

i-once-lived
November is Native American Heritage Month
Published November 9, 2017
LOS ANGELES Filmmaker, writer and poet Pamela J. Peters (Navajo) has produced a short film reciting a poem entitled, My Once Life.
Xelt'tia Temryss Lane, (Lummi Nation)

Xelttia Temryss Lane, (Lummi Nation)

My Once Life is a hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples. Native people resist the violent history and contemporary political struggles through engaging with deep historical knowledge and creating new oral histories.

The poem is read by 12 Native women living in Los Angeles whose strong voices embody empowerment : Nanabah Hill, (Navajo-Oneida), Diana Terrazas, (Paiute), JaNae Collins, (Dakota-Crow), Xelttia Temryss Lane, (Lummi Nation), Viki Eagle, Sicanqu (Lakota-Sioux), Cheyenne Phoenix, (Northern Paiute-Navajo), Stephanie Mushrush, (Washoe Tribe), Hakekta Winyan Jealous Of Him (Lakota)Chrissie Castro, (Navajo), Neyom Friday, (Cheyenne-Arapaho and Mskoke Creek), Vivian Garcia, (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), and Deja Jones, (Eastern Shoshone).
 My Once Life

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06:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Signaling Gains "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price recovered sharply after bitcoin hard fork was called off and moved above $302 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with current support at $304.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price might continue to move higher as long as it stays above $302 and $300.

Ethereum price recovered sharply against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD gained pace above $300 after bitcoin hard fork was called off.

Ethereum Price Support

It was an interesting day as ETH price surged above $300 against the US Dollar. The price gained pace after bitcoin hard fork was called off. Buyers stepped up the momentum and took the price above $305 and the $310 level. A high was formed at $317.71 from where the price started a correction. It moved down and traded below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $286.03 low to $317.71 high.

The downside move was limited by the $305 level, which was a resistance earlier. Moreover, the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $286.03 low to $317.71 high also acted as a support. ETH is once again on the move and it is likely to move higher above $310 with a couple of corrections on the way down. On the downside, there is a major bullish trend line forming with current support at $304.50 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

The trend line support might play a key role in the near term above $302. As long as the price is above $302 and $300, there are chances of more gains. On the upside, a test of the $325 level is also possible in the near term.

Hourly MACD The MACD is now strongly placed in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI is well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $302

Major Resistance Level $325

 

Charts courtesy SimpleFX...

06:00

Spiritual Apprehension And Anxiety "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Anastacia-Blue Beyond, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com APPREHENSION/ANXIETY WE ARE STILL IN A (Triple Gateway) TRANSITION and this is bringing up old fears and anxiety. Of trusting and letting go of the old and the old familiar energy that we once or recently were residing in. Apprehension of the Newof also feeling so much more with []

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05:56

Deputy Sheriff Kills American Indian Male in Ashland County, Wisconsin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ashland County Deputy Sheriff kills American Indian male

Published November 9, 2017

ODANAH, WISCONSIN A young American Indian young boy was killed by a deputy sheriff in Ashland County, Wisonsin on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 shortly before noon.

The shooting which resulted in death is under investigation.

The Bad River Tribal Council released a statement on Wednesday that read in part:

On November 8, 2017 a young boy was shot and killed on East Maple Street in Odanah, by a deputy with the Ashland County Sheriffs Office. The Tribal Council is deeply saddened and troubled by todays event, and they offer their condolences to the family at this time. This is an extremely hard day for everyone; in times like this the community must come together, and help each other heal. The Tribal Council would like the Bad River community to know that they are keeping abreast of the events and will release the information as it becomes available to them.

According the tribal council release, Bad River staff and community members would be available at the schools on Thursday to support students.

On Wednesday evening, the Ashland County Sheriff released the following statement:

On November 8, 2017, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Ashland County Communications Center received a 911 call from an Odanah resident reporting a male subject walking around Maple Street carrying a knife. Ashland County deputies responded to the scene. At approximately 11:48 a.m., shots were fired by a responding deputy and the suspect was struck by gunfire.
The deputy involved is uninjured. The suspect was treated by Bad River FirstResponders and Ashland EMS at the scene and was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland by Ashland EMS. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Per protocol, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DOJ) was contacted and is conducting an independent investigation of the incident. In addition to DOJ and the Ashland County Sheriffs Department, the Ashland Police Department assisted with the response.

The identity of the suspect is not being released...

05:55

ALERT: Pneumonic Plague Only Getting Started ~ IAF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Note: No fear, this post is about awareness and preparation. IF (big if) these outbreaks spread to other regions or to your country, stock up on Thieves Oil and Pine Cone extract made by ImmuneExtra.com. Thieves Oil on a scarf wrapped around the face was used during the Black Plague to prevent transmission. Pine Cone extract literally rebuilds the immune system and is very effective in curing and preventing disease.

Ive mentioned this in news sections, but wanted to explicitly draw attention here to the continuing outbreak of pneumonic plague, the more deadly variant of bubonic plague. Given that the plague was rampant during the last extended solar minimum, this (and other health situations) are absolutely worth keeping an eye on. Remember: colloidal silver is effective here video coming soon on how to prepare this at home. http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com #gsmSick


05:55

Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOs

The chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (ISA), Professor Schmuel Hauser, has recently outlined a number of the regulators concerns regarding cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Also Read: Israeli Securities Authority Establish Committee to Consider ICO Regulations

Theres a Difference Between Blockchain Technology in General, and Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Israel Securities Authority Chairman Outlines Concerns Regarding ICOsProfessor Hauser opened his address by seeking to demarcate between the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. The ISA chairman stated that blockchain technology is here to stay and will enter every aspect of our lives, suggesting the ISAs expectation that distributed ledger technology will become embedded in existing financial processes.

Regarding cryptocurrency, professor Hauser expressed far more caution, stating that cryptocurrencies are a totally different game. It smells like a bubble. Who says that bitcoin is worth $7000?! The chairman added that...

05:53

Mapping how to feed 9 billion humans, while avoiding environmental calamity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yesterday The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation unveiled an ambitious plan to protect and connect 50 percent of the worlds land area as part of a broader effort to curb global warming, stave off the global extinction crisis, and ensure food availability for the planets growing human population. The first step of the Safety Net initiative is to identify the best opportunities to protect and restore ecosystems that underpin human well-being and sustain healthy wildlife populations. That means incorporating data on variables ranging from species richness to climate trends to deforestation rates for every point on Earths surface. That task is being taken up by a consortium of groups led by RESOLVE, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit; Globaa, a Canadian data visualization group; and Brazils Universidade Federal de Viosa. Heading up the terrestrial mapping is Eric Dinerstein, a biologist who formerly served as chief scientist for WWF and now has the same role at RESOLVE. Dinerstein answered questions about the Safety Net Map during a November 7, 2017 interview with Mongabay.com. The cock-of-the-rock bird from South Americas Andes-Amazon region, an area that has the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. Photo by Rhett A. Butler AN INTERVIEW WITH ERIK DINERSTEIN What is the safety net? Simply put, its a vision of the Earth in 2050 that provides enough arable land to feed 9.5 billion people while still allowing enough land for global conservation efforts to keep our biosphere alive and healthy. Scientists are calling for 50% of the land area of Earth

05:47

Patriots Abusing Sam Dastyari Insist They Arent Those Racist Patriots Youve Read About "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Iranian-born Labor senator Sam Dastyari was approached by a group of patriots in a Melbourne pub last night who then decided to film themselves hurling racially-charged insults at the politician. Through the three minute video, the patriots in question repeatedly tell Mr Dastyari to go home to Iran while the practising []

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05:39

BREAKING BREAKING! This could be THE most important video I have ever posted! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Note: There appears to be a lot of movement and shifting behind the Wizards Curtain, lets hope these Tweets are from a credible source time will tell.

FyiThe title isnt mine, its the video producer. If the Tweets are true, this is definitely one of the most important posts yet.


05:33

What I *Actually* Mean By Living Plastic Free "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What if I told you that living plastic-free doesnt actually mean living plastic free at all? Let me explain. A reader of this blog, Stephanie, recently contacted me to share an online article that she had read, and had found rather discouraging. The article opened with the statement Im suspicious of people who claim to []

05:26

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/09/2017 Pop Higher on Hard Fork Suspension "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price enjoyed additional volatility on news that the hard fork will be suspended.
  • Price popped up to new highs at $7900 before quickly retreating.
  • The ascending channel marked earlier is still intact, which means that bullish momentum is still present.

Bitcoin price popped higher on reports that the network update will be suspended but settled back inside its ascending channel.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is still above the longer-term 200 SMA so the path of least resistance is to the upside, but the gap between the two is narrowing to reflect weaker bullish momentum.

If a downward crossover materializes, bearish momentum could kick in and lead to a break below the channel support at $7000. Stochastic is pulling up to show that buyers are in control, but RSI is turning lower so bitcoin price could follow suit.

Market Factors

Suspending the hard fork removed the uncertainty lingering over bitcoin price in the near-term, but traders are still wary of how this might impact the cryptocurrencys capacity in the long run. Besides, the need for an upgrade or hard fork could come up again soon.

Although we strongly believe in the need for a larger blocksize, there is something we believe is even more important: keeping the community together. Unfortunately, it is clear that we have not built sufficient consensus fora clean blocksize upgrade at this time.

The email went on to explain that dividing the community would be a setback to bitcoin growth. With that:

As fees rise on the blockchain, we believe it will eventually become
obvious that on-chain capacity increases are necessary. When that happens, we hope the community will come together and find a solution, possibly with a blocksize increase. Until then, we are suspending our plans for the upcoming 2MB upgrade.

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05:18

Starbase Presale Shows the Massive Demand For Blockchain Integration "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Though initial coin offerings, or ICO, have been around for several years, 2017 is the year where they really decided to take off. There has been tremendous growth in ICOs the past couple of years, with a large majority of it coming this year. Time will tell what will happen in 2018, but even if the growth continues at a moderate pace, ICO investors are in for one wild ride.

As is expected, not everyone is a fan of ICOs. Some are quite critical of them. One of the reasons is because of scam ICOs. If a company raises money for a product that hasnt been created, wheres the incentive to actually create the product? The cash flow is already therewhy the need to go and develop it?

Another reason is the perceived inaccessibility of ICOs. Those who arent familiar with blockchain technology or even the concept of ICOs feel like theyre missing out. This isnt to say that blockchain companies arent reaching out to potential investors, they are. But perhaps something needs to be done to kick ICOs into their top gear.

One idea floated by several companies is to create a blockchain platform that actually automates large parts of the initial coin offering process. These platforms, which run off of blockchain platforms themselves, provide the resources necessary for any companyblockchain based or notto participate in an ICO.

One company that is pioneering this type of blockchain platform is Starbase. The sale can be accessed via their website. The demand for such a platform is substantial, as evidenced by the Starbase presale which was completed with great demand. Starbases own crowdsale begins on November 9th and runs until the 24th.

Blockchain Technology Paves the Way for ICO Integration

The genius of these platforms lies in their ability to create blockchain based infrastructures which easily integrate with a companys products and business objectives. Those without any blockchain, coding, or software experience can fully participate in ICOs by running their crowdfunding through a designated blockchain infrastructure. The barriers to entry are removed, creating an easy experience where the technical aspect...

05:00

'List of Soros' Names 226 MEPs in Europe Who Are Under the Complete Control of George Soros "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The list of Soros exposes the EU as nothing more than a mechanism for the elitist billionaire to promote his neo-liberal policies consisting of border-less mass migration, same-sex marriage, integration of Ukraine into the EU, and war with Russia.

There are 751 members of the European Parliament and George Soros controls more than one third of those European Parliament seats.

European democracy is a faade to hide the activities of power structure close to feudal system with local lord holding the reins.

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation: The Myth of European Democracy: A Shocking Revelation


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04:59

The Tokenbox ranked by ICOrating agency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Tokenbox platform, whose ICO is planned for November 14th, was given a Stable+, high-quality assets rating category. Top analysts of cryptomarket recommend to buy TBX tokens for long-term portfolios.

The ICOrating agency also noted that The Token Fund, a successful tokenized cryptofund created by the same team, is one of the advantages of the project.

Clear marketing strategy, a team of high-end marketing professionals, social media success are named among other advantages.

Portfolio managers considering to start a crypto business are recommended to look into the project, as the reserve fund would be established and the money would be invested in the funds established on the platform, then distributed among 10 of them.

According to the rating description, the Tokenboxs future chances may be increased, as the market for cryptocurrency funds and professional cryptoassets trading is developing rapidly.

The Tokenbox is a unique platform aimed to unite the cryptomarket players. It will offer professional traders, funds, and investors a secure ready-made tool for creating their own cryptofund based on the Ethereum blockchain technology.

The ICOrating is a highly credible agency that evaluates blockchain-based companies planning on an ICO. Startups are ranked by the company analysts and experts according to 4 categories, where the lowest rating is given to companies close to default, while the highest rating is for high-quality assets. Stable+ is one of the 4 highest categories, which indicates recommendation to buy and a possibility of increasing the rating.

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04:51

How Technology Poisoned the Future "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How Technology Poisoned the Future
by Bill Bonner

"Over the weekend, bitcoin rose to more than $7,500 - a 200% gain from when we bought in June. Is that all? replies a colleague. I got into a bitcoin miner at 2 cents a share. Its now trading at $7. Ill do the math for you. If you had put in $1,000, youd have $350,000 today.

What to make of it? Better money? Nothing like this has ever happened before, says another colleague. Hes right. Bitcoin offers neither products nor services. It makes neither profits nor losses. It is neither animal, vegetable, nor mineralquick nor deadridiculous nor sublimeLaurel nor Hardy. Is bitcoin better money? A bubble? Perhaps it is both.

We repeat our caution to readers. Bitcoin is not an investment; theres no way to analyze or estimate the likely return. Its not a speculation or even a gamble; theres no way to compute the odds. But its hard to resist an asset that doubles every 90 days. ...

04:43

Native News Online Editor to Speak at More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports Event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 8, 2017

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN Native News Onlines editor, Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), will speak at the screening of More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Levi Rickert

I have long advocated against the use of American Indian imagery in sports. There is enough evidence to prove continued cultural appropriation has been a severe negative for American Indians, says Rickert. So, I am glad when I am invited to speak out against the continued usage of American Indian imagery in sports with the hope of educating those who are ignorant as to the true facts surrounding the issue.

More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.  http://morethanawordfilm.com/

There are five schools in Michigan that still use R*dskins as a mascot or nickname. The local struggle on this topic will also be discussed.

This event is presented in partnership with the Michigan Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media.

WHAT:

More than a Word: Native American Cultural Appropriation in Sports Film Screening and Discussion

WHEN:

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Dinner at 5 p.m.; Screening at 5:45 p.m.

WHERE:

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

205 Monroe Street

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

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04:36

Ten Tax Tips for Cryptocurrency: Expert Blog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tax attorney gives tips on how to deal with Bitcoin and the IRS.

04:24

Fermented Moringa oleifera decreases hepatic adiposity and ameliorates glucose intolerance in high-fat diet-induced obese mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 May ;20(5):439-447. PMID: 28504910 Abstract Title:  Fermented Moringa oleifera Decreases Hepatic Adiposity and Ameliorates Glucose Intolerance in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice. Abstract:  Metabolic diseases, such as glucose intolerance and nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD), are primary risk factors for life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and hepatic cancer. Extracts from the tropical tree Moringa oleifera show antidiabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer effects. Fermentation can further improve the safety and nutritional value of certain foods. We investigated the efficacy of fermented M. oleifera extract (FM) against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced glucose intolerance and hepatic lipid accumulation and investigated the underlying mechanisms by analyzing expression of proteins and genes involved in glucose and lipid regulation. C57BL/6 mice were fed with normal chow diet (ND) or HFD supplemented with distilled water (DW, control), nonfermented M. oleifera extract (NFM), or FM for 10 weeks. Although body weights were similar among HFD-fed treatment groups, liver weight was decreased, and glucose tolerance test (GTT) results improved in the FM group compared with DW and NFM groups. Hepatic lipid accumulation was also lower in the FM group, and expressions of genes involved in liver lipid metabolism were upregulated. In addition, HFD-induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, oxidative stress, and lipotoxicity in quadriceps muscles were decreased by FM. Finally, proinflammatory cytokine mRNA expression was decreased by FM in the liver, epididymal adipose tissue, and quadriceps of HFD-fed mice. FMs may decrease glucose intolerance and NAFLD under HFD-induced obesity by decreasing ER stress, oxidative stress, and inflammation.

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04:19

The Blueprint Of The Gods Etched In Stone - An Ancient Alien Architect? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Ivan; Ancient Code

No matter where we look, cyclopean masonry megalithic sites, and Pyramids are scattered across the entire planet. Its as if thousands of years ago, all of a sudden, different civilizations across the globe decided to erect massive monuments, Pyramids, Temples, and cyclopean walls, and the same process is found on nearly all continents o Earth. The similarities are unlike anything ever seen before, and the information is absent from history books.

From Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica, theres evidence of a so-called master builder.

It cannot be a mere coincidence that thousands of years ago, nearly ALL ancient cultures decided to build massive, temples, massive pyramids and cyclopean walls that are so perfectly designed and built, that not a single sheet of paper can fit between them.

Image Credit: Richard Cassaro

In fact, these ancient structures were so precise and so wee-built, that they have managed to survive for thousands of years.

If we take a look at history, we will notice that for the past 5,000 to 8,000 years, ancient cultures around the globe experienced what I call a megalithic building era where different civilizationthat according to mainstream scholars were never interconnectedstarted building similar structures throughout the world.
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04:18

#NativeVote18 A Night of Election Firsts & a Rejection of All Things Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Roxanne Murphy beat hate at the ballot box by winning nearly 80 percent of the vote in a race for Bellingham City Council. (Facebook photo)

Guest Commentary

Published November 9, 2017

A year ago ballots from across the country were being examined by citizens, journalists, and politicians, who were all wondering, What the hell just happened? The nation woke up to a President-elect Donald J. Trump.

And this morning? The Trump brand is like an overpriced hotel where you would never, ever stay a second time.

Voters from Maine to Washington and all points in between rejected Trumpism. They voted for Democrats, flipping legislatures in Washington and possibly Virginia. They voted for Medicaid. Medicaid! They voted for higher wages. And there is a clear message to Congress (if members pay attention) that governing still matters.

Mark Trahant

It was a good night for Native American candidates, too.

In Washington, Roxanne Murphy, Nooksack, won a second term on the Bellingham City Council with nearly 80 percent of the vote. Whats striking is that she ran against the ugly words of an opponent who called on hate instead of discourse. Murphy wrote on Facebook: Got through so much racism and misogyny during this run for office. But that was all worth it for me to defend our Bellingham community, the work of our current Bellingham City Council, to mutilate a deplorable person at the polls, get more people to vote the whole ballot, and it proved that love can win over hate. Thank you for RoxingTheVote!

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04:16

Moringa oleifera showed hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and lipid-lowering effects against streptozotocin-induced hepatotoxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Pharmacognosy Res. 2017 Apr-Jun;9(2):182-187. PMID: 28539743 Abstract Title:  Hepatoprotective, Antihyperlipidemic, and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Moringa oleifera in Diabetic-induced Damage in Male Wistar Rats. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The number of individuals with diabetes is increasing daily, and diabetes is presently estimated to affect about 422 million adults worldwide. Conventional drugs used to treat diabetes are not without severe side effects, accessibility, and affordability. This study elucidates the potential effects of Moringa oleifera (MO) leaves extract to manage and treat diabetes induced in male Wistar rats.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 12/group): NC - nondiabetic rats (positive control), MO - nondiabetic-treated rats, DM - diabetic rats (negative control), DM + MO - diabetic-treated rats. Hepatic enzymes and biochemical parameters as well as antioxidant capacity and inflammatory cytokine levels were assessed. Levels of low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein, and total cholesterol were evaluated.RESULTS: Oral administration of methanolic extract of MO (250 mg/kg) to diabetic rats for 42 days showed a significant reduction in hepatic enzyme markers and normalized lipid profile parameters in the serum compared to normal control group. Treatment also increased the level of antioxidant capacity and alleviated inflammatory biomarkers of the liver. Histology sections of the liver tissue showed protective effect of MO in treated rats.CONCLUSIONS: MO showed hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and lipid-lowering effects against streptozotocin-induced hepatotoxicity. Histological section demonstrated specific alterations in the liver of the diabetic and nondiabetic male Wistar rats while MO treatment revealed improvement in liver alterations.: Abbreviations Used: IL 1: Interleukin 1, IL 6: Interleukin 16, MCP-1: Monocyte chemotactic protein, TNF-: Tumor Necrotic factor alpha, ROS: Reactive oxygen species, MO: Moringa oleifera, STZ: Streptozotocin, SRC: Standard rat chow, ALP: Alkaline phosphatase, AST: Aspartate aminotransferase, ALT: Alanine aminotransferase, ORAC: Oxygen radical absorbance capacity, LDL: Low density lipoprotein, HDL: High density lipoprotein, CHOL: Total cholesterol.

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04:15

Master Cleanse: This 48-Hour Total Detox Will Remove All Toxins and Heal Your Body "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Core Spirit

The colon is a vital part of a healthy, functioning body. It plays a role in digestion, in your immune system, and in maintaining the water balance in your body. The colon is the part of the large intestine extending from the cecum to the rectum.

A colon that is not working properly will hold toxic waste longer than is good for you. An unhealthy colon is one that does not move the waste along efficiently enough.

It results in this toxic waste being absorbed by the wall of the colon and into the bloodstream. For a healthy colon, it takes less than 24 hours for food to transit through our body. But with modern eating habits (processed food that lacks enzymes, fibers and nutrients) the transit time slows down to 70 hours.


This results in a toxic colon and up to 30 pounds of accumulated waste.

And the most common sign of having a toxic colon is a condition called constipation. Constipation occurs when waste materials move too slowly through the large bowel, resulting in infrequent and/or painful elimination.
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04:10

Doctors Baffled As Man TELEPORTS Into Ceiling ~ Secureteam10 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: Turn your cell phones and router off when you go to sleep, and dont sleep with either of them in the same room. Unless you removed the battery from your phone, its still sending out a signal. If you must keep your phone on set it on top of a bag/block of sea salt, Himalayan salt.

On the teleportation story, am about as baffled as the police. Even teleportation doesnt make sense, at least in the way we understand it. All I can say is our world gets more paranormal by the day anomalys are everywhere. The only way to truly navigate these realms is by doing the inner-work and being adaptable, curious and fearless. Blessings!


04:07

The Benefits Of Cannabis-Infused Honey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Zoe Wilder; High Times

Bird and the Bee founder Elizabeth Vernon learned to keep bees at a nearby community garden when a beekeeper visited and offered to take her on as an apprentice. After working with several beekeeping mentors and taking on multiple internships in upstate New York, Maine, Jamaica and the West Indies, it was apparent Elizabeth had found her purpose.

Today, Vernon is known as Queen Bee to everyone she meets and has been an apiarist for nearly 10 years. Also a certified massage therapist with a degree in Eastern Medicine, shes living her dream by combining her two passions: healing and beekeeping.

Back home in Northern New Jersey, when Elizabeth isnt breeding Ayam Cemanis, a beautiful rare chicken from Indonesia, she keeps busy infusing botanicals like cannabis into honey with her Magical Butter machine.


Adding cannabis to honey creates a powerful and healthy natural remedy, since both are known to have healing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabis-infused honey can be used topically or ingesteddepending on the desired effects.

Fascinated by the Queen Bee and the healing magic of cannabis-infused honey, High Times and Magical Butter sat down with Elizabeth Vernon to learn what the buzz is all about.
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04:06

Moringa oleifera seed has antiproliferative effect on MCF7 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2017 ;14(2):282-287. Epub 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28573245 Abstract Title:  ANTIPROLIFERATIVE EFFECT ON BREAST CANCER (MCF7) OF MORINGA OLEIFERA SEED EXTRACTS. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Moringa oleifera belongs to plant family, Moringaceae and popularly called"wonderful tree", for it is used traditionally to cure many diseases including cancer in Africa and Asia, however, there is limited knowledge on cytotoxic activity of Moringa oleifera seeds on MCF7 breast cancer cell. The present study evaluated antiproliferative effect on MCF7 of the seed.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seeds of Moringa oleifera were grinded to powder and its phytochemicals were extracted using water and 80% ethanol solvents, part of the ethanolic extract were sequentially partitioned to fractions with four solvents (hexane, dichloromethane, chloroform, and n-butanol). Antiproliferative effects on MCF7 of the samples were determined. Finally, potent samples that significantly inhibited MCF7 growth were tested on MCF 10A.RESULTS: Crude water extract, hexane and dichloromethane fractions of the seeds inhibited the proliferation of MCF7 with the following IC50 values 280g/ml, 130 g/ml and 26 g/ml respectively, however, of the 3 samples, only hexane fraction had minimal cytotoxic effect on MCF 10A (IC50>400g/ml).CONCLUSION: Moringa oleifera seed has antiproliferative effect on MCF7.

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04:05

Russian Youngster Claims He Lived On Mars Before Being Reborn On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Deccan Chronicle

Boriska Kipriyanovich has confounded experts with his knowledge of outer space for nearly 20 years.

In a bizarre incident, a Russian man who has baffled scientists since birth claims that he lived on Mars before being reborn on Earth.

The 20-year-old Boriska Mipriyanovich has confounded experts with his knowledge of outer space.

According to his parents, Boriska was able to speak months after he was born and would often discuss subjects that they had never taught him, like alien civilisations.

Boriska, from Volgograd, claims to have lived on a 'war-ravaged' Mars, which suffered from a nuclear catastrophe in the distant past. (Photo: Youtube Screengrab/ Project Camelot)

As a toddler, he amazed his doctors by being able to read, write and draw by the age of two.

His mother, who is a doctor herself, says that the first indication that he is special came weeks after his birth when he could hold his own head up unassisted.
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03:59

Moringa oleifera leaf extract has beneficial effects on cadmium induced toxicities. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Apr ;11(4):CE01-CE04. Epub 2017 Apr 1. PMID: 28571135 Abstract Title:  Moringa oleifera Leaf Extract: Beneficial Effects on Cadmium Induced Toxicities - A Review. Abstract:  Environment has been contaminated by heavy metals ever since the original magma of earth has solidified. One such toxin is cadmium. Cadmium that has been around since the industrial age, is considered hazardous both to us and to the environment. From time immemorial man is dependent on plants available in nature for several health benefits. Moringa oleifera, has nutritional, pharmacological and antioxidant properties, thus having several medicinal applications. In the present article, we discuss the dose and time dependent damage due to exposure to cadmium on kidneys, liver, testis, lipid profile and haematological parameters in adult Wistar rats and the protective effects of Moringa oleifera (pre-treatment) on cadmium induced damage.

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03:50

The Farm and The Darkness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Listen, I know that Daylight Saving Time has been a part of my life every single year of my existence. This shit has happened to me thirty-six times and at this point it shouldnt be surprising how much it affects my desire to do anything other than lay on the floor with a bottle of wine and watch Star Trek TNG reruns for the rest of my life AND YET I AM STILL SURPRISED.

I mean just last week it was getting dark by 7PM, but I was still able to get home, see the animals in the daylight, catch a sunset, do my usual evening work (or workouts) no problem. But set the clocks back an hour and all of the sudden by 6 PM I am literally done with everything.

This is particularly difficult because it coincides with the time Im under the most pressure to get things done on the farm (you know, right before we enter the Deep Freeze) and the busiest time of the year at work.

Over the last few years Ive learned to give myself a little grace in winter. This is part of the natural ebbs and flows of my life (and, honestly, if there werent ebbs at some point I probably would have burnt out long ago, but that still doesnt mean they feel good when youre in the middle of them.)

Also, if theres been one constant in the last fifteen years, its that the thing that comes most easily to me (even when it gets dark and my energy is low) is telling an authentic story. And now, all of the sudden, it isnt. Maybe because I spent a fair amount of time in a tent in the mountains this summer, legitimately disconnected, and got out of practice?

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Maybe because the minutia of house-projectswhile still a big part of my life you have no idea how much time I still spend switching out electrical outlets feels repetitive to continue to talk about all these years later?

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Or maybe because the projects Ive been drawn to this year seem a little self-indulgent and unrelatable?

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Or possibly its just that everything seems harder, darker, and more dramatic than it really is once the sun starts setting at 6.

(Yep. Probably...

03:48

Whats Happening in Saudi Arabia is BIGGER Than You Know Full Details That will SHOCK You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Forget about North Korea, Saudi Arabia is about to set the world on fire. We will discuss the following on tonights broadcast:
Mohammed bin Salman Saudi Royal Appointment doing massive purges Fulfills Biblical Prophecy
World War 3 to happen between Iran and Saudi Arabia before end of 2017
Jared Kushners recent secret visit to Saudi Arabia to talk Israel-Palestinian Peace before all hell broke lose
Israel and Saudi Arabia, new allies who are using each other and one who will be terribly surprised by betrayal
Abbas unplanned visit to discuss Trumps Peace Push in Saudi Arabia
Israel readying for war wit Iran with largest ever military exercise
The bibles prediction of Saudi Arabias destruction
Recent End-Time dream on Oil-Gas War started by Trump in Syria and Saudis claim
800-year old prophecy declares Saudi Arabias provocation with Iran just before Messiah comes
U.S. approved military sales in billions right on time for war with Iran
and much, much, more
The Day of the Lord is at hand. Is your name in the Lambs Book of life? http://www.emoaf.org/Is-Your-Name-Written-in-the-Lambs-Book-of-Life-.html
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03:38

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Heres who won in October] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Write for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed...

03:38

[BONUS] Video Drive Journal Day 24 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(VIDEO, 31 minutes) -Darren Gill and I drive in to and through the city of San Francisco while discussing the politics of the Bay Area Part One Part Two On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to ...

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03:33

Openbazaar Sees a Variety of New Vendors After Privacy Enhancements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Openbazaar Sees a Variety of New Vendors After Privacy Enhancements

This past September the cryptocurrency-based decentralized marketplace, Openbazaar, launched its 2.0 platform with a slew of new features. Now a couple of months later, the marketplace seems to be seeing some significant growth as vendors from Darknet markets are starting to flock to the protocols benefits.

Also Read: Increased South African Bitcoin Adoption Highlights Need For Taxation Clarity 

Privacy Enhancements Give Openbazaar a Boost

03:31

Donald Trump Uses Twitters New 280 Character Limit To Write Down All The Words He Knows "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trump and Sons

Twitters increased character limit has been met with a mixed response so far. But its most famous user is said to be ecstatic, telling aides he can now use all of the words including the big ones in one tweet.

Mr Trump sent out his first tweet in the new format this morning, listing all the words he knows. Although as one user pointed out, he included the words great and golf twice. Mr Trump knows 37 words, including half of his wifes name.

Great, Sad, Crooked, Hillary, Me, I, Lock, Her, Up, Putin, Win, Won, Loser, Big Loser, Lying, Weak, Strong, Bad, Very Bad, Good, Very Good, Great, So Great, Tremendous, Incredible, Covfefe, Terrible, Big, Very Big, Biggest Ever, Golf, Ratings, Golf, Donald, Trump, Fake News, Mela

The post was retweeted more than sixty-two thousand times.

 

03:27

A chitin-binding protein purified from moringa oleifera seeds presents anticandidal activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Microbiol. 2017 ;8:980. Epub 2017 Jun 6. PMID: 28634471 Abstract Title:  A Chitin-binding Protein Purified from Moringa oleifera Seeds Presents Anticandidal Activity by Increasing Cell Membrane Permeability and Reactive Oxygen Species Production. Abstract:  Candida species are opportunistic pathogens that infect immunocompromised and/or immunosuppressed patients, particularly in hospital facilities, that besides representing a significant threat to health increase the risk of mortality. Apart from echinocandins and triazoles, which are well tolerated, most of the antifungal drugs used for candidiasis treatment can cause side effects and lead to the development of resistant strains. A promising alternative to the conventional treatments is the use of plant proteins. M. oleifera Lam. is a plant with valuable medicinal properties, including antimicrobial activity. This work aimed to purify a chitin-binding protein from M. oleifera seeds and to evaluate its antifungal properties against Candida species. The purified protein, named Mo-CBP2, represented about 0.2% of the total seed protein and appeared as a single band on native PAGE. By mass spectrometry, Mo-CBP2 presented 13,309 Da. However, by SDS-PAGE, Mo-CBP2 migrated as a single band with an apparent molecular mass of 23,400 Da. Tricine-SDS-PAGE of Mo-CBP2 under reduced conditions revealed two protein bands with apparent molecular masses of 7,900 and 4,600 Da. Altogether, these results suggest that Mo-CBP2 exists in different oligomeric forms. Moreover, Mo-CBP2 is a basic glycoprotein (pI 10.9) with 4.1% (m/m) sugar and it did not display hemagglutinating and hemolytic activities upon rabbit and human erythrocytes. A comparative analysis of the sequence of triptic peptides from Mo-CBP2 in solution, after LC-ESI-MS/MS, revealed similarity with other M. oleifera proteins, as the 2S albumin Mo-CBP3 and flocculating proteins, and 2S albumins from different species. Mo-CBP2 possesses in vitro antifungal activity against Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. krusei, and C. tropicalis, with MIC50 and MIC90 values ranging between 9.45-37.90 and 155.84-260.29M, respectively. In addition, Mo-CBP2 (18.90 M) increased the cell membrane permeabilization and reactive oxygen species production in C. albicans and promoted degradation of circular plasmid DNA (pUC18) from Escherichia coli. The data presented in this study highlight the potential use of Mo-CBP2 as an anticandidal agent, based on its ability to inhibit Candida spp. growth with apparently low toxicity on mammalian cells.

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03:15

Moringa leaves prevent hepatic lipid accumulation and inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Jun 22 ;18(7). Epub 2017 Jun 22. PMID: 28640194 Abstract Title:  Moringa Leaves Prevent Hepatic Lipid Accumulation and Inflammation in Guinea Pigs by Reducing the Expression of Genes Involved in Lipid Metabolism. Abstract:  To investigate the mechanisms by which Moringa oleifera leaves (ML) modulate hepatic lipids, guinea pigs were allocated to either control (0% ML), 10% Low Moringa (LM) or 15% High Moringa (HM) diets with 0.25% dietary cholesterol to induce hepatic steatosis. After 6 weeks, guinea pigs were sacrificed and liver and plasma were collected to determine plasma lipids, hepatic lipids, cytokines and the expression of genes involved in hepatic cholesterol (CH) and triglyceride (TG) metabolism. There were no differences in plasma lipids among groups. A dose-response effect of ML was observed in hepatic lipids (CH and TG) with the lowest concentrations in the HM group (p

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03:07

Joseph Lubin Believes Bitcoin Bubbles are Good, Says Current Market Qualifies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency pioneer is happy to admit that Bitcoin is in a bubble, but calls it a healthy signal.

03:05

Is Your Ether Frozen? Parity Launches Support Website In Wake of Exploit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The multisig wallet provider has created a website where uses can check their ethereum addresses to see if their funds were affected by the exploit.

03:00

Carl Sagan on the Power of Books and Reading as the Path to Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Books are key to understanding the world and participating in a democratic society.


Someone reading a book is a sign of order in the world, wrote the poet Mary Ruefle. Four centuries earlier, while ushering in a new world order, Galileo contemplated how books give us superhuman powers a sentiment his twentieth-century counterpart, Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934December 20, 1996), echoed in his shimmering assertion that a book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Shortly before his death, Sagan expounded on this passionate conviction in an essay titled The Path to Freedom, co-written with Ann Druyan creative director of the Golden Record project and the love of Sagans life. It was published in The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (public library) the indispensable volume that gave us Sagan on moving beyond us vs. them, science as a tool of democracy, and his increasingly needed Baloney Detection Kit for critical thinking.

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02:55

This study demonstrates that coagulant M. oleifera lectin is cytotoxic to B16-F10 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Toxicol In Vitro. 2017 Oct ;44:94-99. Epub 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28645635 Abstract Title:  Cytotoxicity of the coagulant Moringa oleifera lectin (cMoL) to B16-F10 melanoma cells. Abstract:  Moringa oleifera seeds are used in alternative medicine to treat inflammation, tumors and bacterial and protozoan infections, for example. The seeds contain lectins, which are carbohydrate-binding proteins with several biological properties including cytotoxicity to cancer cells. In this work, we examined the cytotoxicity of the coagulant M. oleifera lectin (cMoL) on B16-F10 murine melanoma cells. cMoL cytotoxic effects were evaluated through trypan blue assay and flow cytometry analysis. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and activation of caspases 3, 8 and 9 were measured. cMoL (1.5-16M) reduced viability and caused cell death of B16-F10 cells with an IC50 of 9.72M. Flow cytometry analysis indicated induction of necrosis and suggested the presence of cells in late apoptosis. Specificity for tumor cells was observed since death of normal human fibroblasts (GN) was not higher than 20% in treatments with cMoL from 1.5 to 16M. Microscopy images revealed rounded shape and reduction of volume in B16-F10 cells treated with cMoL. cMoL increased mitochondrial ROS production and promoted caspases 3, 8 and 9 activation in B16-F10 cells, indicating the activation of apoptosis-related pathway. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that cMoL is cytotoxic to B16-F10 cells, which stimulates more investigation on the anticancer potential of this lectin.

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02:45

The use of moringin with alpha-cyclodextrin complex may open novel perspectives to improve the poor prognosis of patients with neuroblastoma. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Jul 14 ;17(1):362. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PMID: 28705212 Abstract Title:  Moringa isothiocyanate complexed with-cyclodextrin: a new perspective in neuroblastoma treatment. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence suggest the consume of natural products for cancer prevention or treatment. In particular, isothiocyanates (ITCs) exerting anti-cancer properties, have received great interest as potential chemotherapeutic agents. This study was designed to assess the anti-proliferative activities of a new preparation of Moringa oleifera-derived 4-(-L-rhamnopyranosyloxy)benzyl ITC (moringin) complexed with alpha-cyclodextrin (moringin + -CD; MAC) on SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells. This new formulation arises in the attempt to overcome the poor solubility and stability of moringin alone in aqueous media.METHODS: SH-SY5Y cells were cultured and exposed to increasing concentrations of MAC (1.0, 2.5 and 5.0 g). Cell proliferation was examined by MTT and cell count assays. The cytotoxic activity of the MAC complex was assessed by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay and trypan blue exclusion test. In addition, western blotting analyses for the main apoptosis-related proteins were performed.RESULTS: Treatment of SH-SY5Y cells with the MAC complex reduced cell growth in concentration dependent manner. Specifically, MAC exhibited a potent action in inhibiting the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway, whose aberrant activation was found in many types of cancer. MAC was also found to induce the nuclear factor-B (NF-B) p65 activation by phosphorylation and its translocation into the nucleus. Moreover, treatment with MAC was able to down-regulate MAPK pathway (results focused on JNK and p38 expression). Finally, MAC was found to trigger apoptotic death pathway (based on expression levels of cleaved-caspase 3, Bax/Bcl-2 balance, p53 and p21).CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that use of MAC complex may open novel perspectives to improve the poor prognosis of patients with neuroblastoma.

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02:21

Moringa oleifera seeds attenuate vascular oxidative and nitrosative stresses in spontaneously hypertensive rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017 ;2017:4129459. Epub 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28713487 Abstract Title:  Moringa oleifera Seeds Attenuate Vascular Oxidative and Nitrosative Stresses in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. Abstract:  Moringa oleifera (MOI) is a tree currently used in traditional medicine in tropical Africa, America, and Asia for therapeutic applications in several disorders including arterial hypertension. We previously described a cardiac protective role of a treatment with MOI seeds in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Here, we investigated the effects of this treatment on oxidative and nitrosative vascular stresses in SHR, with normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats used as controls. Oxidative and nitrosative stresses detected in SHR aortas using the fluorescent dye dihydroethidine and protein nitrotyrosine staining were reduced in MOI-treated SHR aortas. This was associated with a decrease of free 8-isoprostane circulating level, vascular p22(phox) and p47(phox) expressions, and SOD2 upregulation. Moreover, circulating nitrites and C-reactive protein, increased in SHR, were both reduced in SHR receiving MOI. This was associated to decrease iNOS and NF-B protein expressions after MOI treatment. In functional studies, the endothelium-dependent carbachol-induced relaxation was improved in MOI-treated SHR resistance arteries. Oral administration of MOI seeds demonstrates vascular antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and endothelial protective effects inSHR. Our data support the use of MOI seeds in diet against cardiovascular disorders associated with oxidative stress and inflammation such as hypertension, scientifically validating the use of these seeds in Malagasy traditional medicine.

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02:20

World Risk Report 2017: marked increase in extreme weather events, but people more prepared "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined this year, according to this year's World Risk Report, an alliance of German aid agencies. However, there has been a marked increase in extreme weather events such as storms and...... Read more

Global climate change increasing risk of crop yield losses and food insecurity in the tropical Andes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Climate scientists have long observed the adverse impacts of global warming on forest tree and plant species in tropical regions, which force upslope migrations as these species struggle to repopulate and stay within their narrow temperature comfort zones. Now, a trio of tropical biologists have shifted their forest research techniques to the rural farming regions of the Peruvian tropical Andes and the warming impact on two dietary staples of Latin America potatoes and corn. Their findings, published last month in the journal Global Change Biology, are grim, portending a difficult path to rural agricultural adaptation and drastically reduced crop yields at a time of growing populations and food insecurity. For these crops, which are representative of other crops grown in the tropics, its a damned if you do, damned if you dont outcome, said Kenneth Feeley, a tropical biologist at the University of Miami and a study co-author. If farmers ignore climate change and keep farming the same fields they always have, we find its going to be disastrous for these crops. The researchers, led by biologist Richard Tito, a native Quechua Indian, found that, with a temperature increase as small as 1.3 degrees C to 2.6 degrees C, nearly all the corn plants died when grown at the same elevations as previous years and generations either eaten by birds or ridden with pests. When the same crop was grown at a higher elevation in order to stay within its temperature comfort zone, the changing soils had an

02:18

Best email this restaurant manager has ever received and the reply is even better "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many of us will have been gripped by the fear before eating at an expensive restaurant should I wear a jacket? Can I get away with jeans? Can I just have steak and chips? but this is something else.

Love it. If youre paying for it, then you want to make sure you enjoy it, right?

And here was the restaurants response.

Brilliant.

02:13

Cobra Update 11-6-17 Physical Intervention (plus, Command PB stardust) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article presents pretty strong indication that things are moving along well for humanity.

Regarding the (internally) saying, Command PB stardust three times, I read this early today (as I was experiencing some quite intense pain in my left thumb the last 10 days), I tried it. The pain considerably lessened immediately. Its still there, but much less intense.

The clearing of plasma toplet bombs has progressed to the point where we will see more positive physical action towards the planetary liberation, but not yet the Event. I have received very interesting intel about the Event and hopefully I will be able to release it in early December. I can only release hints until then. Let me just say that 2-4 weeks before the Event, situations will drastically accelerate.

Recently, Dragon sources have communicated that between November 2017 and February 2018, somebody will finally have enough and will trigger Full Disclosure. Another relatively reliable source has stated that the Event will most likely happen in 2018 The Resistance refused to comment on the above two statements, as they are never giving any time estimates

[Another source] Microsoft programmers must choose wisely whether they are following forces of evolution or forces of decay. This choice will have drastic consequences in their lives. Another hint that we are in the final stages is the fact that the Syrian pentagram is now liberated, with the last vortex point (Raqqa) being freed very recently [...

02:09

Thiocarbamates from Moringa oleifera seeds have activity against virulent and multidrug-resistant vibrio species. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017:7963747. Epub 2017 Jul 9. PMID: 28770224 Abstract Title:  Thiocarbamates from Moringa oleifera Seeds Bioactive against Virulent and Multidrug-Resistant Vibrio Species. Abstract:  Prospect of antibacterial agents may provide an alternative therapy for diseases caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro bioactivity of Moringa oleifera seed extracts against 100 vibrios isolated from the marine shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Ethanol extracts at low (MOS-E) and hot (MOS-ES) temperature are shown to be bioactive against 92% and 90% of the strains, respectively. The most efficient Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) levels of MOS-E and MOS-ES against a high percentage of strains were 32gmL(-1). Bioguided screening of bioactive compounds showed that the ethyl acetate fraction from both extracts was the only one that showed antibacterial activity. Vibriocidal substances, niazirine and niazimicine, were isolated from the aforementioned fraction through chromatographic fractionation.

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02:00

President Trump Not Invited to the December Paris Climate Change Summit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Reuters reports that an unnamed official has stated that President Trump will not receive an invitation to the Paris Climate Change Summit in December. Trump not invited to Paris December climate change summit for now, says France PARIS (Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump, who pulled his country out of

02:00

Multiple Inheritance in C++ and the Diamond Problem "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Unlike many other object-oriented programming languages, C++ allows multiple inheritance.

Multiple inheritance allows a child class to inherit from more than one parent class.

At the outset, it seems like a very useful feature. But a user needs to be mindful of a few gotchas while implementing this feature.

In the examples below, we will cover a few scenarios that one needs to be mindful about.

Well start with a simple example to explain this concept in C++.

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The output of this code is as follows:

I'm breathing as a snake.
Im crawling as a snake.

In the example above, we have a base class named as LivingThing. The Animal and Reptile classes inherit from it. Only the Animal class overrides the method breathe(). The Snake class inherits from the Animal and Reptile classes. It overrides their methods. In the example above, there is no problem. Our code works well.

Now, well add a bit of complexity.

What if Reptile class overrides the breathe() method?

The Snake class would not know which breathe() method to call. This is the Diamond Problem.

Diamond Problem

Look at the code below. It is like the code in the example above, except that we have overridden the breathe() method in the Reptile class.

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If you try compiling the program, it wont. Youll be staring at an error message like the one below.

member breathe found in multiple base classes of different types

The error is due to the Diamond Problem of multiple inheritance. The Snake class does not know which breathe() method to call.

In the first example, only the Animal class had overridden the breathe() method. The Reptile class had not. Hence, it wasnt very difficult for the Snake class to figure out which breathe() method to call. And the Snake class ended up calling the breathe() method of the Animal class.

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02:00

Moringa oleifera fruit extract may thus have therapeutic benefits for human melanoma A2058 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncol Lett. 2017 Aug ;14(2):1703-1710. Epub 2017 May 31. PMID: 28789398 Abstract Title:  Moringa oleifera fruit induce apoptosis via reactive oxygen species-dependent activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases in human melanoma A2058 cells. Abstract:  The present study was performed to determine the effect of Moringa oleifera fruit extract on the apoptosis of human melanoma A2058 cells. A2058 cells were treated for 72 h with Moringa oleifera fruit extract at 50-100g/ml, and cell viability with apoptotic changes was examined. The involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) was examined. It was revealed that Moringa oleifera fruit extract significantly inhibited the cell viability and promoted apoptosis of A2058cells in a concentration-dependent manner. Moringa oleifera fruit extract-treated A2058 cells exhibited increased activities of cleaved caspase-9 and caspase-3. It also caused an enhancement of MAPK phosphorylation and ROS production. The pro-apoptotic activity of Moringa oleifera fruit extract wassignificantly reversed by pretreatment with the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) inhibitor SP600125, extracellular-signal-regulated kinase (ERK) inhibitor PD98058 or ROS inhibitor N-acetyl-L-cysteine. Taken together, Moringa oleifera fruit extract is effective in inducing mitochondrial apoptosis of A2058 cells, which is mediated through induction of ROS formation, and JNK and ERK activation. Moringa oleifera fruit extract may thus have therapeutic benefits for human melanoma A2058 cells.

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02:00

Jim Willie: Economic Collapse Update 110817 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jim Willie: Economic Collapse Update 110817 Video Silver Doctors Dr. Jim Willie tells Silver Doctors its just a matter of time before the Dollar vanishes. Willie also discusses cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin isnt the big winner though. He says asset-backed cryptocurrencies...

The post Jim Willie: Economic Collapse Update 110817 (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

01:57

After UP, Assam 2nd worst affected State by contaminated water "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Delhi: In a revelation that could draw the eyeballs of many in Assam, a government statistics has said that the State finds its place amongst 10 worst affected States in the country having contaminated drinking water. Assam registered 282 deaths due to acute diarrheal diseases last year.

Government statistics available with this correspondent revealed that diarrheal deaths in Assam are second highest in the country after Uttar Pradesh. As many as 303 such deaths have been reported in Uttar Pradesh and 192 deaths in West Bengal.

The other affected States are Rajasthan, Bihar, Punjab, Telangana, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

To deal with arsenic and fluoride contamination, with the recommendation of NITI Aayog, the Centre has released Rs 800 crore for commissioning community water purification plants so that safe water for drinking and cooking needs is addressed immediately. In addition, funds to the tune of Rs 100 crore each are also provided for tackling arsenic and fluoride problems in West Bengal and Rajasthan respectively for the last mile connectivity in commissioning surface water based piped water supply schemes, an official in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation said.

The presence of maximum chemical contaminants in drinking water, arsenic and fluoride may result in a variety of diseases.

For improving the coverage of safe drinking water to rural population, the Ministry supplements the efforts of the State governments by providing them with technical and financial assistance through the centrally sponsored National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).

It is the State governments who plan, design, approve, execute and operate and maintain schemes for providing clean drinking water. Up to 67 percent of funds provided to the States under NRDWP can be utilized for coverage and tackling water quality problems with priority to arsenic and fluoride affected habitations.

States have been advised to do proper disinfection of sources, conduct regular sanitary surveys, and test the water quality using field test kits, while positively reported samples are to be sent to the nearest district, sub-division, block level water quality testing laboratory for confirmation, the official said.

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched a National Water Quality Sub-Mission in March this year to provide safe drinking water to about 28,000 arsenic and fluoride affected habitations. During the year 2017 under National Water Quality Sub-Mission, funds to the tune of Rs 814.13 crore have been released to complete ongoing piped water supply schemes, the official said.

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01:53

Biochemical characterization and anti-inflammatory properties of an isothiocyanate-enriched moringa seed extract. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(8):e0182658. Epub 2017 Aug 8. PMID: 28792522 Abstract Title:  Biochemical characterization and anti-inflammatory properties of an isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract. Abstract:  Moringa oleifera Lam. is a tropical plant, used for centuries as food and traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to develop, validate and biochemically characterize an isothiocyanate-enriched moringa seed extract (MSE), and to compare the anti-inflammatory effects of MSE-containing moringa isothiocyanate-1 (MIC-1) with a curcuminoid-enriched turmeric extract (CTE), and a material further enriched in its primary phytochemical, curcumin (curcumin-enriched material; CEM). MSE was prepared by incubating ground moringa seeds with water to allow myrosinase-catalyzed enzymatic formation of bioactive MIC-1, the predominant isothiocyanate in moringa seeds. Optimization of the extraction process yielded an extract of 38.9% MIC-1. Phytochemical analysis of MSE revealed the presence of acetylated isothiocyanates, phenolic glycosides unique to moringa, flavonoids, fats and fatty acids, proteins and carbohydrates. MSE showed a reduction in the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema (33% at 500 mg/kg MIC-1) comparable to aspirin (27% at 300 mg/kg), whereas CTE did not have any significant effect. In vitro, MIC-1 at 1M significantly reduced the production of nitric oxide (NO) and at 5 M, the gene expression of LPS-inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and interleukins 1 and 6 (IL-1 and IL-6), whereas CEM did not show any significant activity at all concentrations tested. MIC-1 (10M) was also more effective at upregulating the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) target genes NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1), glutathione S-transferase pi 1 (GSTP1), and heme oxygenase 1 (HO1) than the CEM. Thus, in contrast to CTE and CEM, MSE and its major isothiocyanate MIC-1 displayed strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in vivo and in vitro, making them promising botanical leads for the mitigation of inflammatory-mediated chronic disorders.

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01:48

Somatic Healing: When Reliving the Past is actually Useful. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Why in these moments is our rational, decision-making brain forced to take a back seat? It seems to me that our bodies are wanting us to know some truth...

01:44

Water-soluble Moringa oleifera seed lectin prevented biofilm development by S. marcescens and Bacillus sp. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Appl Microbiol. 2017 Oct ;123(4):861-874. Epub 2017 Sep 11. PMID: 28792661 Abstract Title:  Multi-effect of the water-soluble Moringa oleifera lectin against Serratia marcescens and Bacillus sp.: antibacterial, antibiofilm and anti-adhesive properties. Abstract:  AIMS: To evaluate the antibiofilm potential of water-soluble Moringa oleifera seed lectin (WSMoL) on Serratia marcescens and Bacillus sp.METHODS AND RESULTS: WSMoL inhibited biofilm formation by S. marcescens at concentrations lower than 26 g ml(-1) and impaired bacterial growth at higher concentrations, avoiding biofilm formation. For Bacillus sp., the lectin inhibited bacterial growth at all concentrations. The antibiofilm action of WSMoL is associated with damage to bacterial cells. WSMoL did not disrupt preformed S. marcescens biofilms but was able to damage cells inside them. On the other hand, the lectin reduced the number of cells in Bacillus sp. biofilm treated with it. WSMoL was able to control biofilm formation when immobilized on glass surface (116 g cm(-2) ), damaging S. marcescens cells and avoiding adherence of Bacillus sp. cells on glass. The Bacillus sp. isolate is member of Bacillus subtilis species complex and closely related to species of the conspecific 'amyloliquefaciens' group.CONCLUSION: WSMoL prevented biofilm development by S. marcescens and Bacillus sp. and the antibiofilm effect is also observed when the lectin is immobilized on glass.SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: Taking together, our results provide support to the potential use of WSMoL for controlling biofilm formation by bacteria.

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01:35

70 Year Old Builds Innovative Off-Grid Tiny House For Debt Free Retirement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Imagine living costs so low that you can actually watch your bank account grow just from your government pension. Thats just one of the benefits that Peter Matheson discovered when he built and moved into his off-the-grid, super tiny house on wheels in Grand Forks, British Columbia.

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01:30

Endorphin Levels Explode Inside Mans Brain As He Runs For Train And Makes It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Thanks to repeated budget cuts and staff layoffs, the service on the Betoota MetroLine has continued to slip. Which is why many people like Ahmed Pendergast feel compelled to run to catch a train if they see one, rather than wait for the next service and spare themselves the []

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01:05

Moringa oleifera-based diet protects against nickel-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Biomed Res. 2017 Jul 13 ;31(4):350-357. PMID: 28808207 Abstract Title:  Moringa oleifera-based diet protects against nickel-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Abstract:  Multiple health-promoting effects have been attributed to the consumption of Moringa oleifera leaves, as part of diet without adequate scientific credence. This study evaluated the effect of M. oleifera-based diets on nickel (Ni) - induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Male rats assigned into six groups were given oral administration of 20 mg/kg body weight nickel sulfate in normal saline and either fed normal diet orM. oleifera-based diets for 21 days. All animals were sacrificed under anesthesia 24 hours after the last treatment. Ni exposure elevated the rat plasma activities of alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase and alkaline phosphatase significantly. Ni exposure also raised the levels of triglyceride, total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol while depleting the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration. Further, Ni exposure raised rat plasma malondialdehyde but depleted reduced glutathione concentrations. The histopathological presentations revealed inflammation and cellular degeneration caused by Ni exposure. We show evidence thatM. oleifera-based diets protected against Ni-induced hepatotoxicity by improving the rat liver function indices, lipid profile as well as restoring cellular architecture and integrity. Study lends credence to the health-promoting value ofM. oleifera as well as underscores its potential to attenuate hepatic injury.

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01:01

Dylan Thomas Dbut on Air "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the 9th of November 1953, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died  in New York. Famous for such poems as Do not go gentle into that good night or And death shall have no dominion, Dylan is also remembered for his exceptionally fruitful collaboration with the BBC. Between 1943 and 1953, Dylan made approximately 145 appearances on air, reading poetry and prose. The Reminiscences of Childhood, his first BBC broadcast, was aired on the 15th of February 1943.  

It is said that on that day, John Pudley, a poet who also worked for the BBC at the time, found Dylan in a somewhat distraught state in a public house in London only an hour or so before he was due to broadcast from Swansea. Pudney most competently took Dylan to Broadcasting House, arranged that the cables be rearranged, and the broadcast, Dylans first, went out on time. (Constantine Fitzgibbon, Life of Dylan Thomas).

From recollections of Roy Campbell, one of the BBC producers, Dylan appears to have been quite a character to work with: Dylan was the best all round reader of verse that I ever produced [he] only had one weakness he could not read correct poets like Pope or Dryden. He was best at the wild and woolly poets. I used to keep him on beer all day till he had done his nights work and then take him down to the Duty room where the charming Miss Backhouse or Miss Tofield would pour us both a treble whiskey as a reward for our labours. It was with Blake and Manley Hopkins that Dylan became almost Superman: but we had bad luck with Dryden. Dylan had got at the whiskey first and he started behaving like a prima donna. He insisted on hav...

01:00

Strange Creatures and Constructions Alight on the High Line "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view of <em>Mutations</em> on the High Line in New YorkHenry Taylor, the floaters mural on the High Line in New York (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

The High Line in Manhattan a park hovering on a disused railroad has no illusions of being natural like some New York greenspaces, such as Central Park with its meticulously designed landscape. The current group exhibition that sprawls from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street on the elevated park embraces this strange space between the natural and the human made, with work by an international mix of artists that treads this uncanny line.

Mutations features interventions like Larry Bamburgs Avian Birds-Eye Burl Perch Camera Trap: hinged, galvanized and grounded, which has a tower of contraptions for motion-activated photography of the birds that visit the Javits Convention Center area. The Javits Center was once among New York Citys top bird-killing buildings, but now, thanks to a green roof and bird-friendly glass on its faade, its an avian destination. Nearby, Radams June Figueroa has transformed a scaffolding-shrouded section of the High Line into a tropical hangout called La Deliciosa Show, with palm trees and a leaf-patterned fence encircling a stage. Its hosting performances during the exhibitions run.

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00:59

Moringa oleifera nanocomposites may have potential for use as a natural source of anti-cancer compounds. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2017 08 27 ;18(8):2141-2149. Epub 2017 Aug 27. PMID: 28843248 Abstract Title:  Moringa oleifera Root Induces Cancer Apoptosis more Effectively than Leave Nanocomposites and Its Free Counterpart Abstract:  Medicinal plants are important elements of indigenous medical system that have persisted in developing countries. Many of the botanical chemo-preventions currently used as potent anticancer agents. However, some important anticancer agents are still extracted from plants because they cannot be synthesized chemically on a commercial scale due to their complex structures that often contain several chiral centers. The aim of this study was to test different extracts from the Moringa oleifera leaves (ML), its PLGA-CS-PEG nanocomposites (MLn), as well as root core (Rc) and outer (Ro) parts for activity against hepatocarcinoma HepG2, breast MCF7, and colorectal HCT 116/ Caco-2 cells in vitro. Nano-composites were prepared and characterized. Then, the nanocomposites and the free counterparts were screened on different propagated cancer cell lines. The underlying cytotoxic impact was followed using apoptosis measurements. All extracts kill the different cancer cells with different ratios, but intriguingly, the root core extract could kill the majority of cancer cells (approximately 70-80%), while sparing normal BHK-21 cells with minimal inhibitory effect (approximately 30-40%). Apoptotic cell increment came to confirm the cytotoxic effects of these extracts on HCT 116 cells (Rc: 212% and Ro: 180%, respectively) and HepG2 cells (ML: 567.5% and MLn: 608%, respectively) compared to control (100%) mechanistically wise. Moringa oleifera nanocomposites may have potential for use as a natural source of anti-cancer compounds.

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00:55

Millions flock to Jersey after island officially declared paradise "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hordes of British holidaymakers have cancelled planned excursions to the Caribbean, Maldives and Fiji after a report has branded the island of Jersey paradise, despite a long run of Trip Adviser reviews to the contrary.

The islands new status was revealed in the so-called Paradise Papers, a comprehensive list of the destinations most favoured by the rich and famous, which put Jersey alongside Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man. The report described the island as the best kept secret of the super-rich, and ideal for a last-minute diversion, attracting such luminaries as Bono, the Duke of Westminster and the Queen.

The Jersey Tourist Board have been quick to exploit the islands new found promotion, with its web site now redefining the island as an atoll, boasting: This remote sun-kissed haven, a short boat ride from its twin island of Guernsey, is as yet virtually untouched by civilisation. An essential port of call for daily cruise ships, Jersey is a bespoke destination for the sophisticated traveller: explore the islands many natural wonders in our zoo, mix with the well-to-do in the Nigel Mansell Museum, or revive yourself in our Olympic-sized Lagoon (closed Sundays).

One traveller said: I was initially so-so about the Channel Islands as an holiday excursion, but that was before I knew billionaires were practically throwing their money at the place. Others were attracted by the sheer number of much-loved celebrities who like to spend their easy-earned money in Jersey and other British dependencies, such as Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Kidman, Harvey Weinstein and, er, the cast of Mrs Browns Boys.

However, travellers have been warned to expect one of the highest concentrations of murders in the world for such a small land mass, a rate that is second only to the area around Midsomer Norton in Somerset. Although local sleuth Jim Bergerac has been praised for his efforts at stemming criminality, criticism for his abject failure in detecting mass corporate tax evasion under his nose has led to a return to alcoholism for the detective.

00:51

Military Training Exercise Will Test Response to Sustained Power Outages "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Wisconsins Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise.

The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsins Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said.

The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned aerial vehicles, in the area starting Nov. 14, according to a release. The exercise will continue until mid-morning the next day.

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Isothiocyanate-enriched moringa seed extract alleviates ulcerative colitis symptoms in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(9):e0184709. Epub 2017 Sep 18. PMID: 28922365 Abstract Title:  Isothiocyanate-enriched moringa seed extract alleviates ulcerative colitis symptoms in mice. Abstract:  Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) seed extract (MSE) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. We investigated the effects of MSE enriched in moringa isothiocyanate-1 (MIC-1), its putative bioactive, on ulcerative colitis (UC) and its anti-inflammatory/antioxidant mechanism likely mediated through Nrf2-signaling pathway. Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute (n = 8/group; 3% DSS for 5 d) and chronic (n = 6/group; cyclic rotations of 2.5% DSS/water for 30 d) UC was induced in mice that were assigned to 4 experimental groups: healthy control (water/vehicle), disease control (DSS/vehicle), MSE treatment (DSS/MSE), or 5-aminosalicyic acid (5-ASA) treatment (positive control; DSS/5-ASA). Following UC induction, water (vehicle), 150 mg/kg MSE, or 50 mg/kg 5-ASA were orally administered for 1 or 2 wks. Disease activity index (DAI), spleen/colon sizes, and colonic histopathology were measured. From colon and/or fecal samples, pro-inflammatory biomarkers, tight-junction proteins, and Nrf2-mediated enzymes were analyzed at protein and/or gene expression levels. Compared to disease control, MSE decreased DAI scores, and showed an increase in colon lengths and decrease in colon weight/length ratios in both UC models. MSE also reduced colonic inflammation/damage and histopathological scores (modestly) in acute UC. MSE decreased colonic secretions of pro-inflammatory keratinocyte-derived cytokine (KC), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-, nitric oxide (NO), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in acute and chronic UC; reduced fecal lipocalin-2 in acute UC; downregulated gene expression of pro-inflammatory interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, TNF-, and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in acute UC; upregulated expression of claudin-1 and ZO-1 inacute and chronic UC; and upregulated GSTP1, an Nrf2-mediated phase II detoxifying enzyme, in chronic UC. MSE was effective in mitigating UC symptoms and reducing UC-induced colonic pathologies, likely by suppressing pro-inflammatory biomarkers and increasing tight-junction proteins. This effect isconsistent with Nrf2-mediated anti-inflammatory/antioxidant signaling pathway documented for other isothiocyanates similar to MIC-1. Therefore, MSE, enriched with MIC-1, may be useful in prevention and treatment of UC.

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00:45

Falling Chinese Space Station Could Rain Fire On Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The European Space Agency (ESA) has already narrowed down the possible crash sites for the Chinese Tiangong-1 space station, including several European nations, which is due to meet its fiery end early in 2018.

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00:45

Bitcoins Less Valuable Spawn: Top Six Most Ridiculous Altcoins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin may make sense, but there are a lot of coins that dont even try to.

00:36

Transgender Heavy Metal Singer Defeats Virginias Chief Homophobe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Love wins: Transgender heavy metal singer Danica Roem defeats Del. Bob Marshall, the architect of Virginias anti-trans bathroom bill. In a victory for human decency, local journalist and transgender heavy metal singer Danica Roem, a Democrat, defeated Republican state Del. Bob Marshall, one of the most openly transphobic and homophobic members of the Virginia Republican []

00:30

5 Reasons to Get Your Masters in Accounting on Coursera "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You can now earn your Masters in Accounting degree on Coursera through our partner The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University of Illinois Master of Science in Accountancy is ranked among the nations top two accounting programs. It is completely online, affordable, and taught by some of the best accountancy faculty in the world. Aside from hands-on practice, the program provides innovative curriculum and leading analytics. Discover why you should apply to earn your Master of Science in Accountancy degree online now:

1. Connect with Accounting Leaders

The University of Illinois accounting program is ranked in the top two by US News & World Report and the Public Accounting Report. UIUC MSA alumni are leaders in the accountancy profession and represent the highest concentration of partners in the Big-Four CPA firms and more CFOs in Fortune 500 corporations than any other academic institution. Graduates will benefit from the strong alumni base during their post degree job search in accounting.

2. Get your MSA Anywhere   

The iMSA is a 100% online Master of Science in Accounting degree program from the University of Illinois. Youll earn the same Masters degree that you would on campus, with the added flexibility of being able to study anywhere, anytime. 

3. CPA Ready

The iMSA helps prepare you to sit for the CPA exam in any state and the first-time pass rate of Illinois graduates is among the nations highest. In many states, earning a CPA license requires 150 hours of education, and youll be able to fulfill these requirements through the program. The iMSA also offers a CPA preparation course in partnership with Gleim CPA Review.

4. Build Cutting-Edge Skills

Taught by the top-ranked accountancy faculty in the world, the iMSA program includes innovative curriculum that evolves to keep pace with the business world. Youll build your expertise in cutting-edge data analytics, financial reporting, managerial decision-making, audit and control, and US federal taxation. Develop data skills to predict trends and drive business outcomes in an increasingly data-driven world.

5. Affordable Excellence

At tuition well below other top accountancy programs, the iMSA is one of the most affordable gateways to one of the fastest growing occupat...

00:24

The aqueous extract of M. oleifera leaf protects pancreas against ROS-mediated damage. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Pharmacol. 2017 ;8:577. Epub 2017 Sep 12. PMID: 28955221 Abstract Title:  Hypoglycemic Potential of Aqueous Extract of Moringa oleifera Leaf and In Vivo GC-MS Metabolomics. Abstract:  Moringa oleifera Lam. (family; Moringaceae), commonly known as drumstick, have been used for centuries as a part of the Ayurvedic system for several diseases without having any scientific data. Demineralized water was used to prepare aqueous extract by maceration for 24 h and complete metabolic profiling was performed using GC-MS and HPLC. Hypoglycemic properties of extract have been tested on carbohydrate digesting enzyme activity, yeast cell uptake, muscle glucose uptake, and intestinal glucose absorption. Type 2 diabetes was induced by feeding high-fat diet (HFD) for 8 weeks and a single injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 45 mg/kg body weight, intraperitoneally) was used for the induction of type 1 diabetes. Aqueous extract of M. oleifera leaf was given orally at a dose of 100 mg/kg to STZ-induced rats and 200 mg/kg in HFD mice for 3 weeks after diabetes induction. Aqueous extract remarkably inhibited the activity of-amylase and -glucosidase and it displayed improved antioxidant capacity, glucose tolerance and rate of glucose uptake in yeast cell. In STZ-induced diabetic rats, it produces a maximum fall up to 47.86% in acute effect whereas, in chronic effect, it was 44.5% as compared to control. The fastingblood glucose, lipid profile, liver marker enzyme level were significantly (p

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00:20

Sewing palate cleansers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I love a good super-involved, super-massive, super-elaborate sewing project (who, me?), but sometimes I need a break from all that super.  For that, I have what I call sewing palate cleansers simple little projects that I dont have to think about too much, and that give me a break and a refresher between brain-breaking sewing marathons.

My five favourite sewing palate cleansers:

#1: Wonder Unders

Scroop Wonder Unders scrooppatterns.com

I can never have too many singlet camisoles and knickers!  And, at under 1/2 an hour a project, they are a great break when I still have to jump back into full-on-sewing.

Get the pattern here

#2: Drawstring bags:

I use these for sorting all sorts of things, for travelling, and as gift packaging.  Another one always comes in handy.  And they give me a good opportunity to use really cute craft cottons I otherwise dont have a lot of reason to play with.  Bonus!

Find the tutorial for making your own here.

#3: Leggings

Making leggings using the Cake Espresso Pattern thedreamstress.com

Thanks to the Cake Espresso leggings pattern, Ive gone from being anti-leggings, to loving them. I wear them under d...

00:20

A Movie Remembers the Artist Who Made Fashion Illustration Fashionable Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Eija Vehka Ajo, Juan Ramos, Jacques de Bascher, Karl Lagerfeld and Antonio Lopez, Paris, (1973), from Sex Fashion & Disco directed by James Crump

Speaking candidly to the camera, the actress Jessica Lange remembers the time when she worked as a model for the fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez during the 1970s. She cant hide her smile: Everybody at that time got swept into Antonios world. There was something magical about it. He had this way of bringing joy into peoples lives.

Lange is just one in a long list of Lopezs collaborators who appear in James Crumps seductive new documentary, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco, screening this Friday as part of Doc NYC. And their admiration and devotion toward the artist are key in understanding the magnitude of his work.

Donna Jordan, for 20 Ans (1970), drawing by Antonio Lopez ( copyright the Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, 2012; from Sex Fashion & Disco directed by James Crump. Used by permission.)

Born in Puerto Rico in 1943, Lopez moved to New York as a child and grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Bron...

00:19

Meaningless ISIS Claim of Responsibility for Tuesdays Manhattan Incident "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A mug shot of Saipov from a traffic-related infraction in 2016. [image: ST. CHARLES COUNTY DEPT. OF CORR/AFP/Getty]ISIS is a US creation, its fighters used as imperial foot soldiers, deployed where Washington wants them sent a conspiracy against world peace and stability.

Why would the group bite the hand feeding it? Draw your own conclusions about Tuesdays Manhattan incident and ISIS claiming responsibility calling suspect Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov a soldier of the caliphate.

Was Tuesdays incident terrorism or a false flag? Its unknown, yet suspicions are warranted.

Numerous previous incidents in America and Europe called terrorism were state-sponsored false flags, including 9/11, the mother of them all.

Was Tuesday Manhattan incident the latest one? The fullness of time

00:15

New York Studio School: Come to Look, Learn to See "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The New York Studio School values learning through making discovery over measurement, process over product, authenticity over style engagement and attention are key.

We offer a two-year MFA degree and a three-year Certificate in Painting or Sculpture, and Drawing as an integral foundation to both majors. Our studio-centric programs prepare students to thrive as practicing artists. Independent studio time is bolstered by group and individual critiques, faculty led studio courses, critical studies discussions, and art history lectures.

At the New York Studio School, you will find space and time to foster your artistic identity surrounded by a diverse community of peers. We celebrate artists learning from artists and trust that meaning will arrive as a result of dedicated studio practice. Our talented Faculty include Dean Graham Nickson, Judy Glantzman, John Newman, Kyle Staver, Garth Evans, Margrit Lewczuk, Jilaine Jones, Elisa Jensen, Leonid Lerman, Ophrah Shemesh, Karen Wilkin, and more.

Our Evening Lecture Series, Gallery Exhibitions and visiting artist critiques enrich the learning experience. And our unique Marathons kick start each semester, generating momentum through two-week full-day intensives led by regular Faculty and guest artists.

We are currently accepting applications, due February 15th, 2018, for our MFA 2020 class and Certificate 2021 class. Apply today and join a contemporary community of true painters and sculptors!

Email info@nyss.org to schedule a tour of our historic building & sky lit studios.

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00:08

Remember Still When You Thought Finland Was a Free Country? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"'Court hearing for the final decision on extradition of freedom of speech activist, journalist and presidential election candidate Ilja Janitskin to Finland takes place in La Vella, Andorra on November the 9th 2017 at 12.00 a.m.

Finnish authorities demand an immediate extradition, but they have neither agreed to meet the requirements of the Andorran justice, nor have they presented any guarantees that Mr Janitskin will face a fair trial (compare to the case of Carles Puigdemont).

Founder of MV-lehti, freedom of speech activist and presidential election candidate Mr Ilja Janitskin, who is currently fighting level IV cancer, has been incarcerated in Andorra since August the 4th, 2017. His arrest is based on Interpols Project BASIC warrant, fabricated by CI Harri Saaristola of Helsinki Police, who accuses Mr. Janitskin of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.

All court hearings concerning the case of chief editor Janitskin have been conducted in absentia and behind closed doors. The public has been denied access to the hearings as well as to the legal records. This is unheard of in the Finnish legal history!'"

The Orwellian style thought police, discrimination of the majority, political correctness, and shut up critique culture is rampant. Finland is rapidly becoming a police state where your civil rights have gone, if you are of the original population. But the parasites brought in who will never work or pay taxes flourish.  Reasonable critique of the immigration and its side effects is hate speech, but the immigrants can insult the Finns without punishment. And it's getting worse day by day.

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00:05

Relief and Disbelief: Bitcoin Reacts to Sudden '2x' Suspension "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin's attempted '2x' software upgraded is cancelled and some in the cryptocurrency's community think that's cause for celebration.

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Gardasil cancer-preventing vaccine is the greatest medical scandal nope "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

I am absolutely convinced that of all the vaccines on the market, the anti-vaccine radicals hate the Gardasil cancer-preventing vaccine more than any other. Nearly every day, I see article after article in pseudoscientific websites that make unfounded claims and outright misinformation about Gardasil, including one that crossed my path today. The article, in a

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23:59

Fijis sinking Vunidogoloa Village Victim of AGW or opportunistic at #COP23 ? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Barry Brill The popular press has dubbed this remote Fijian settlement as the worlds first community to be forced to migrate by climate-caused rising seas. But is it true? Natewa Bay, the largest bay in the South Pacific, is to be found in Cacaudrove province on Vanua Levu, the second largest of

23:57

Cryptocurrency Chia Seeks to End Huge Electricity Demands of Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As brilliant as a tool for financial empowerment as it is, Bitcoin isnt terribly environmentally friendly. Its been estimated by Alex de Vries at Digiconomist that with BTC priced as it currently is, it would be profitable for miners to consumer 24 terawatt-hours in power every year. Put another way, more electricity than the entire state of Nigeria and its 186 million inhabitants use per annum. The analyst told MotherBoard:

Blockchain is inefficient tech by design, as we create trust by building a system based on distrust. If you only trust yourself and a set of rules (the software), then you have to validate everything that happens against these rules yourself. That is the life of a blockchain node.

The idea of an environmentally friendly cryptocurrency taking over Bitcoin is nothing new. In 2013 PeerCoin was touted by many to be an early solution to the energy demands of the Bitcoin network. They were, of course, much smaller back then too.

The latest effort to reduce the carbon footprint of Bitcoin comes from the creator of BitTorrent, Bram Chohen. For him, the fact that each Bitcoin transaction currently requires as much power as an American home uses in a week is completely unacceptable.

Hes currently developing the Chia Network to try and tackle the issue. He considers two main issues with Bitcoin at present. These are the environmental impact of mining and the centralisation of miners. The two are interlinked as well. Concentration of mining interests occurs because of varying electricity prices and ambient temperatures around the globe. Miners are most efficient where its cheap and cold. He told TechCrunch:

The idea is to make a better bitcoin, to fix the centralization problems

Chia will enforce proofs of space and proofs of time, instead of the resource-intensive proofs of work popularised by Bitcoin. Cohen plans to use spare space on the hard drives of computers comprising the network. This is, of course, abundant and free. He admits that it isnt the first time that similar has been tried but claims to have incorporated proofs of time to limit Chias exposure to potential attack vectors others have encountered.

For now, Cohen has an idea and has completed an early round of funding. Hes currently ramping up his hiring efforts. He seems optim...

23:52

Gaia & Yaldabaoth/Plasma Parasites Detachment Mediation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im posting here below a powerful article written by two dear friends of mine :

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In Cobras post on October 12th he referenced the article the War on Consciousness :

https://www.fifty8magazine.com/war-on-consciousness

This comment is posed in the article: How do we win this war? We fight the Archons like the ancient Gnostics did: with knowledge, wisdom and detachment.

In trying to understand ways of detaching Gaia from the Yaldabaoth, Cobra was asked if the figure 8 meditation for cutting the ties by Phyllis Krystal could be used. Cobra responded, excellent idea!

Cobra also suggested including the two plasma wormlike parasites with the Yaldabaoth entity. They are mentioned here:

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2017/09/short-situation-update.html

This mediation can be done individually or as a group. If doing it alone, it is best to do the meditation for 2 minutes when you wake in the morning and right before you go to sleep. The group meditation will be held once a week on Sunday at 3:45pm GMT prior to the weekly mediation.

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Gaia & Yaldabaoth/Plasma Parasites- Detachment Meditation:

Bring yourself to a relaxed state of consciousness. Connect with your I AM presence.

State your intent to use this meditation as a tool to speed up the process of detaching Gaia from the Yaldabaoth and the two wormlike plasma parasites on all time/space dimensions & planes.

Visualize two golden circles in a figure 8 on the ground in front of you.

In the center of the gold circle nearest to you, visualize Gaia written in beautiful flowers that grow from the ground of the circle.

Across from Gaias circle, visualize the other gold circle with Yaldabaoth and the two wormlike plasma parasites on the ground.

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23:49

Snake On A Plane "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

To be filed under if you only read one story today, from todays Guardian. Heck.

A Qatar Airways plane has been forced to land midflight after a woman who used her sleeping husbands thumb to unlock his smartphone discovered he was having an affair.

The couple and their child were flying to Bali, Indonesia, for a holiday after boarding in Doha. The woman repeatedly hit her husband after learning of his infidelity and the captain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Chennai, India, when the cabin crew was unable to restore order.

You can read the full story here.

There are no winners in such an awful situation such as this. But the film rights will go for a fortune, right?

Snake On A Plane

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23:47

These are the Diseases that Could be Unleashed in a Bio-Weapon from North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There have been several articles circulating over the past several weeks pertaining to the Biological Weapons capability of North Korea, as well as delivery systems for those weapons.  Im going to provide the title and the source for one of these articles for your perusal, and then were going to cover the meat and potatoes of this article: meds needed against such attacks.

North Korea is mass producing biological weapons and could unleash smallpox, cholera, plague, and anthrax on US troops, by Patrick Knox of The Sun, 10/22/17 

Diseases that Could Be Used As BioWeapons

Lets give brief overviews of the diseases, now.

  1. Smallpox: (bacterium Variola minor) A very horrible disease indeed.  The last naturally-occurring case was in 1977.  It was one of the most severe diseases to afflict mankind, and was eradicated.  Not in the labs, though.  Militaries all over the world (to include the U.S. and North Korea) possess it.  The disease is easy enough to reproduce, as cowpox (a similar disease occurring in cattle) can be mutated to form smallpox.  The treatment is the smallpox vaccine, which should be administered within 3 days to be able to arrest the disease and heal the patient.  The problem is the only smallpox vaccine supplies are controlled by the U.S. governmentin their secret warehouses, in unknown numbersat taxpayer expense.

2. Plague: (the bacterium Yersinia pestis) We just covered treatment medications for the bubonic plague in previous articles, as the pneumonic plague is spreading in Africa (11 nations at the time of this writing), a severe form of bubonic plague that affects the lungs.  We mentioned that Ciprofloxacin (or Cipro) is a drug with a long shelf-life that can be acquired for your pet fish from pet veterinary medication suppliers.  Nuff said there.

3. Anthrax: (bacterium Bacillus anthracis) The spores of the bacteria are the method this disease is spread.  Two for...

23:46

Woman Finally Discovers How Her Dog's Been Escaping His Yard "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Like any other eager-to-please pup, Bo, a 1-year-old poodle from Missouri, couldnt wait to show off a new trick he learned all by himself.

Kim Breeden, Bos mom, went outside to start her car earlier this week after letting her four dogs out into their fenced-in backyard. When she turned to go back inside, to her surprise, Bo was perched up on the roof smiling down at her.

Credit: Kim Breeden

I looked up to see him looking down at me like he was the king of the castle, Breeden told The Dodo. I was laughing, but at the same time, my heart was pounding, afraid for his safety!

It turns out this wasnt Bos first time taking his alternate route to the front yard. Breeden often finds him at the front door when she knows she just let him out back but she never realized how he got there until now.

He is enormous and can jump over just about anything, Breeden added. We just thought he was jumping the fence but no, hes jumping over the house.

Credit: Kim Breeden

Since the houses roofline is shorter in the back than the front, Bo can hop up there in one swift motion and jump back down once hes past the fence.

While Breedens dogs are trained to stay in the yard, the family will be keeping a close eye on Bo to make sure he isnt putting himself in danger with his new trick and paying extra attention to any sounds they may hear coming from above.

Credit: Kim Breeden

Sure enough, last night as we were cooking dinner, Bo ran out the back door and we heard paws on the rooftop, Breeden said.  A few seconds later he was standing at the front door.

Since Bo is the oldest dog in his family, Breeden said she hopes the others wont catch on to his...

23:44

Study: BPA Disrupts Prostate Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bisphenol-A has seen its share of media attention, and none of it has been very positive. Its a known endocrine disruptor still being used as a softening agent in plastics. Youre probably already aware that BPA disrupts reproductive health, which is contributing to hormonal imbalance in both women and men. BPA lines many aluminum cans and water bottles, and it has the tendency to leach into the contents of the container. A new study has exposed another startling health effect of BPA consumptionprostate cancer.

Why Men (and Everyone Else) Should Avoid BPA

According to a professor from the University of Illinois in Chicago, when scientists exposed an organoid similar to the prostate gland to very low doses of BPA, the organoid grew an overabundance of prostate stem cells. [1] While stem cells are present in the prostate gland, too many can raise the risk for prostate cancer. According to

23:44

Artworks from Two Museums Share a Space, But Not a Conversation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view: 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art (all photos by Bryan Conley unless otherwise noted)

PITTSBURGH On its face, the exhibition 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art, mounted in the latter museums galleries, is an astute idea: a group exhibition with works by 40 artists, half of which are selected from the collections of the Carnegie and the other half from the Studio Museum all chosen to address the ideas and lived realities of identity and social inequality in the US. I was so down for this show when I heard about it, so much so that I could overlook the rather pedantic themes that organized it. These include: A More Perfect Union, containing works that discuss democracy in relation to identity; Working Thought, about the relation between the nations economy and the labor that underpins it; and American Landscape, which deals with perceptions of our constructed and inherited environments. Additionally, there are Documenting Black Life, Shrine for the Spirit, and Forms of Resistance all somewhat useful themes except that in the words of Busta Rhymes, the work of the curators has already put [their] hands where my eyes can see. The work here is powerful and, by simply assembling it in a few interconnected rooms, I get a sense of what is at stake in the increasing social and economic inequity of our political reality.

Glenn Ligon, Prisoner of Love #1 (Second Version) (1992), oil and gesso on linen, Carnegie Museum of Art, Founders Patrons Da...

23:44

NO2X: Next Weeks Hard Fork Has Been Suspended Due to a Lack of Consensus "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

b2xcancel

There will almost certainly be no Bitcoin hard fork next week: the main organizers behind the SegWit2x project have suspended their efforts.

In an email to the SegWit2x mailing list, one of the main organizers behind the project, BitGo CEO Mike Belshe, explained that the proposed hard fork has not been able to gain sufficient consensus to proceed:

Although we strongly believe in the need for a larger blocksize, there is something we believe is even more important: keeping the community together. Unfortunately, it is clear that we have not built sufficient consensus for a clean blocksize upgrade at this time.

The New York Agreement was originally forged between a group of Bitcoin companies in May of this year. An initiative by Digital Currency Group CEO Barry Silbert, the project later dubbed SegWit2x was to combine activation of the Segregated Witness soft fork with a hard fork to double Bitcoins block weight limit. With Segregated Witness activated on the Bitcoin network this past summer, arguably...

23:40

New Jerseys Newly Elected Governor Wants to Legalize Pot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

campaign photoYesterday New Jersey voters elected a governor who wants to legalize marijuana, while Virginia voters elected a governor who wants to eliminate criminal penalties for simple possession.

Incoming New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, will succeed Republican Chris Christie, who as a candidate for his partys 2016 presidential nomination threatened to crack down on marijuana in states that have legalized it. Murphy, by contrast, thinks New Jersey should join that list. The criminalization of marijuana has only served to clog our courts and cloud peoples futures, so we will legalize marijuana, he said after winning the Democratic primary in June. And while there are financial benefits, this is overwhelmingly about doing what is right and just. His campaign website promised to legalize marijuana so police can focus resources on violent crimes.

Marijuana Majority founder Tom Angell notes that New Jersey Senate President

23:34

10 Reasons Why Gold Is Better Than Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoins meteoric rise in price has been accompanied by a predictably parallel rise in the contorted lunacy we seem to witness in every irrational bubble, no matter what its origin. The Bitcoin bubble delusion has become so convincing to some people that they now believe Bitcoin is the new gold or better than gold. And []

23:33

Hillary What Happened She Rigged the Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Armstrong EconomicsDonna Braziles new memoir, Hacks, has exposed Hillary Clinton for what she really is a corrupt manipulative politician. Bracile is the former Democratic party leader. Behind the curtain, she is known as a foul-mouth boldface liar. Now Braziles book, reveals that Clinton took control of the party long before deciding who would be the Democrat final candidate. This is what the Clintons have been known for behind-the-scenes manipulation.

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23:32

Report: Former Intelligence Operative Is Picked Up By The FBI After Warning About A False Flag Terror Attack Inside The United States "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A former military and intelligence operative who has called into The Alex Jones Show on numerous occasions has been picked up by the FBI after his shocking public warning that the United States was about to fall victim to a false flag terror attack, according to a report by Infowars.com.

The caller, identified only as Zach, warned yesterday that the Saudi civil war was about to spill over into terror attacks within the United States that would be blamed on Yemeni nationals but actually carried out by deep state agents within the CIA.

There are going to be attacks, by what will be described as Yemeni nationals in the United States but Im just going to put this out there, these are CIA operatives, CIA proxies who are rogue at this point because their entire infrastructure has been dissolved by the Trump Administration, the source warned.

Im just going to say it right now, during this week there is an attempt by Yemeni nationals inside the United States false flag, he continued after discussing who really launched the ICBM from Yemen.

Sometime after the insider revealed this bombshell information he was apparently picked up by the FBI, despite the fact that he had not revealed any classified information.

In other words, the source was seemingly taken into custody because of his false flag warning.

We have a source who got picked up by the FBI last night, I know who the source is, and he has actually been in the news before and is a prominent member of the military and intelligence community, Jones revealed in an update.

The FBI came and picked him up two hours after he was on as a caller, took him in to a military facility and hes there hes even still got his phone, they took it away and downloaded it. Took his laptop and home computer. He has a lawyer now. Over what he said on air.

To recap, a high-level military and intelligence source not only revealed a Saudi connection to the Las Vegas....

Report: Former Intelligence Operative Is Picked Up By The FBI After Warning About A False Flag Terror Attack Inside The United States "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

fbi-staged-terror

A former military and intelligence operative who has called into The Alex Jones Show on numerous occasions has been picked up by the FBI after his shocking public warning that the United States was about to fall victim to a false flag terror attack, according to a report by Infowars.com.

The caller, identified only as Zach, warned yesterday that the Saudi civil war was about to spill over into terror attacks within the United States that would be blamed on Yemeni nationals but actually carried out by deep state agents within the CIA.

There are going to be attacks, by what will be described as Yemeni nationals in the United States but Im just going to put this out there, these are CIA operatives, CIA proxies who are rogue at this point because their entire infrastructure has been dissolved by the Trump Administration, the source warned.

Im just going to say it right now, during this week there is an attempt by Yemeni nationals inside the United States false flag, he continued after discussing who really launched the ICBM from Yemen.

Sometime after the insider revealed this bombshell information he was apparently picked up by the FBI, despite the fact that he had not revealed any classified information.

In other words, the source was seemingly taken into custody because of his false flag warning.

We have a source who got picked up by the FBI last night, I know who the source is, and he has actually been in the news before and is a prominent member of the military and intelligence community, Jones revealed in an update.

The FBI came and picked him up two hours after he was on as a caller, took him in to a military facility and hes there hes even still got his phone, they took it away and downloaded it. Took his laptop and home computer. He has a lawyer now. Over what he said on air.

To recap, a high-level military and intelligence source not only revealed a...

23:30

Landscapes and Geometric Shapes Intersect in New Paintings by Mary Iverson "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Windmills, 1212 inches, acrylic, ink, found photograph on panel, 2017

Using a combination of oil and acrylic paint, ink, and found photographs, Seattle-based artist Mary Iverson (previously) investigates the relationship between humans and their environment in her landscape overlay paintings. Iverson builds worlds where dramatically angled, brightly colored geometric shapes are caught in webs of competing perspective lines and grids, superimposed over otherwise tranquil scenery.

Iverson described her work to Amadeus Magazine: In following my interests and working to resolve an artistic dichotomy within myself, between my love and nature and my fascination with the shipping industry, I came upon a visual solution that metaphorically echoes what we are facing in the world today.

These paintings are included in Correspondence, her exhibition with Scott Albrecht at Andenken Gallery in Amsterdam, NL. The show opens on November 11. You can also see more of Iversons finished and in-progress works on Instagram.

...

23:27

A trypsin inhibitor from Moringa oleifera flower extract is cytotoxic to Trypanosoma cruzi. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nat Prod Res. 2017 Oct 19:1-5. Epub 2017 Oct 19. PMID: 29047320 Abstract Title:  A trypsin inhibitor from Moringa oleifera flower extract is cytotoxic to Trypanosoma cruzi with high selectivity over mammalian cells. Abstract:  In this study, Moringa oleifera flower extract and a trypsin inhibitor (MoFTI) isolated from it were evaluated for anti-protozoal activity against Trypanosoma cruzi and cytotoxicity to mammalian cells. The presence of flavonoids was remarkable in the HPLC fingerprints of the extract at 254 and 360 nm. Amino acid sequences of peptides derived from in-gel digestion of MoFTI were determined. Both the extract and MoFTI caused lysis of T. cruzi trypomastigotes with LC50/24 h of 54.18  6.62 and 41.20  4.28 g/mL, respectively. High selectivity indices (7.9 to>12) for T. cruzi cells over murine peritoneal macrophages and Vero cells were found for the extract and MoFTI. The results show that MoFTI is a trypanocidal principle of the flower extract.

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23:25

Las Vegas Shooting: The Facts So Far "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In this video, Jason Bermas breaks down the various evidence that has been presented to the public regarding the horrific events in Las Vegas.

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23:25

The Rights Incredibly Shallow Argument Against Immigration and Diversity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It depends on misusing the research of a liberal academic

One Trump era argument against immigration that has climbed from the alt-right gutter to respectable conservative circles is that homogeneous societies areMark Richards/ZUMA Press/Newscom much more natural than multi-ethnic diverse ones because people have a natural desire to be with their own. Interestingly, the academic whose work the right invokes to make its case isnt some Nazi nut job but Harvard Universitys Robert Putnam of the Bowling Alone fame.

Putnams research purportedly shows that diverse societies have less social trust than homogeneous ones because their bonds tend to be looser. But I note in my column at The Week that Putnam has oversold his research and conservatives are overselling Putnam. The fact of the matter is that any the loss of trust due to increasing diversity is a short-term phenomenon. Over the

23:22

Tor 0.3.2.4-alpha is released, with several stability fixes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tor 0.3.2.4-alpha is released, with several stability fixes nickm November 08, 2017

Tor 0.3.2.4-alpha is the fourth alpha release in the 0.3.2.x series. It fixes several stability and reliability bugs, especially including a major reliability issue that has been plaguing fast exit relays in recent months.

You can download the source from the usual place on the website. Binary packages should be available soon, with an alpha Tor Browser...

Tor 0.3.2.4-alpha is released, with several stability fixes

23:20

Spreadsheets and Rowsets Getting You Down? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Treeize makes converting row data to JSON trees a breeze

Like many of you, I often have to take the result of SQL queries and convert the rowsets to JSON data objects. Sometimes I have to do the same with CSV files from spreadsheets. The transformation process can be a hassle, though anyone can do it. Yet, it can be time-consuming and error-prone. This post will show you how to use the treeize Node.js package to simplify the process in very few lines of code.

Before going further, Ill first need a dataset to base some examples on. The domain will be Books, which lend themselves to all sorts of categorization. I will use a fake data generator called casual, which I previously used for mocks in my post on GraphQL testing.

The book data will be of the following structure:

casual.define('book', () => {
const author = casual.random_element(authors);
const book = {
first_name: author.first,
last_name: author.last,
title: casual.random_element(author.titles),
category: casual.random_element(author.category)
}
return book;
});

Every time I request a casual.book I get a book with a new set of values. Its not entirely random. The generator uses some predefined data for well-known authors, and more-or-less randomly generated data for other authors. Heres a sample:

{ dataset:
[ { first_name: 'Barbara',
last_name: 'Cartland',
title: 'The Pirate and the Piano Teacher',
category: 'thriller' },
{ first_name: 'Carlie',
last_name: 'Haley',
title: 'Digitized Global Orchestration',
category: 'engineering' },
{ first_name: 'Arthur',
last_name: 'Doyle',
title: 'The Case of the Spotted Dick',
category: 'mystery' },
{ first_name: 'Reinhold',
last_name: 'Gutmann',
title: 'Managed Directional Benchmark',
category: 'management' },
{ first_name: 'Isaac',
last_name: 'Asimov',
title: 'Once in a Venusian Sun',
category: 'science fiction' },
{ first_name: 'R. L.',
last_name: 'Stein',
title: 'Why are You Scared of Me?',...

23:18

Dr. Cammy Benton: CDC Admits There is No Science Behind the Annual Flu Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cammy Benton MD

Cammy Benton, MD. Image source.

Health Impact News

The VAXXED team recently interviewed Dr. Cammy Benton from North Carolina who is board certified in both Family Medicine and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Benton related that through all of her years of medical training, including 4 years in residency, that the only thing she was taught in regards to vaccines was that they were safe and effective. She stated that they were told to discard the vaccine inserts, as they were all lawyer jargon.

She relates how doctors are taught to fear not giving vaccines, because they are taught to believe that their patients may die from some disease that is allegedly prevented by vaccines, so this puts tremendous pressure on doctors to get all of their patients vaccinated.

Dr. Benton no longer gives vaccinations. She states that it took her a long time to wake up, but she learned a lot through her three children. The first two were fully vaccinated, but she stopped after 4 months with her third child.

With her first child, Dr. Benton states that she waited two months after she was born to give the Hepatitis B shot. Most babies get it in the hospital the same day they are born. Benton explains how her first baby went from a very alert baby who made a lot of eye contact, to becoming less alert and fussy following the beginning of vaccines.

When she finally figured out that her children were being damaged by vaccines, she became very angry towards herself and her profession, for not investigating vaccines prior to believing what she had been told about them, and administering them without question.

Her own pediatrician had vaccinated her children with the flu vaccine behind her back, because she had stated she was against the flu vaccine.

During the interview, Dr. Benton relates how the flu vaccine became man...

23:15

Moringa oleifera seed lectin inhibits Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cell growth. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Biol Macromol. 2017 Oct 14. Epub 2017 Oct 14. PMID: 29037871 Abstract Title:  Moringa oleifera seed lectin inhibits Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cell growth by inducing apoptosis through the regulation of Bak and NF-B gene expression. Abstract:  A Moringa oleifera seed lectin (MOSL) was purified by using chitin column with the molecular mass of 171kDa. The lectin agglutinated mouse, cow and human erythrocytes and the hemagglutination activity was inhibited by methyl--d-mannopyranoside, methyl--d-galactopyranoside, lactose and glucose. The lectin exhibited 100% hemagglutination activity at the pH range from 8.0 to 9.0 and temperature range from 30 to 60C. Additionally, the lectin gradually lost its activity in the presence of urea but the activity abolish completely when treated with EDTA. MOSL showed mild toxicity against brine shrimp nauplii with a LC50 value of 131.0g/ml. Antiproliferative activity was studied against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells and 71.08% cell growth inhibition was observed in vitro at 200g/ml. The lectin was injected (i.p.) into EAC mice at the doses of 2.0 and 4.0mg/kg/day for five consecutive days and 25.38% and 55% of cell growth inhibition was observed, respectively. MOSL caused thecell cycle arrest at G2/M phase as determined by FACS flow cytometry. The cell growth inhibition was due to the induction of apoptosis in the EAC cells which was confirmed by cell morphological study, caspase-3 inhibitor and activation of Bak and suppression of Bcl-2 and NF-B genes expression.

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23:10

Unravelling Ropes Into Fractal-Like Patterns (10 Photos) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

In an ongoing series of artworks entitled Ciclotramas, Brazilian artist Janaina Mello Landini unravels ropes into incredible fractal patterns that evoke tree roots, river basins, lightning strikes and circulatory systems.

Landini has been developing this concept since 2010, using threads and strings to create site-specific installations that occupy the space in an immersive way. She adds:

The idea is to unstitch Time from its inside, unraveling the threads of the same rope in constant bifurcations, until the last indivisible st...

23:09

Senators Push To Defund Jeff Sessions Civil Asset Forfeiture Expansion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The House passed amendments this fall blocking Jeff Sessions asset forfeiture directive. Now senators want to make it stick.

Sen. Mike Lee is one of the lawmakers pushing to defund Jeff Sessions asset forfeiture expansion // Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/NewscomA bipartisan group of senators wants to defund Attorney General Jeff Sessions expansion of the Justice Departments civil asset forfeiture program, following similar efforts by libertarian-leaning and progressive members of the House earlier this year.

Sessions announced in July that he was scrapping a 2015 directive by former Attorney General Eric Holder that severely curtailed when federal authorities could adopt asset forfeiture cases from local and state authorities. Such adoptions, civil rights group said, allowed local police to skirt stricter state forfeiture laws by taking their cases to federal court.

In September, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed several amendments to a large

23:04

Mysterious: What Arent They Telling Us About Antarctica? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ANTARCTICA  The most sadistic of lands; sub zero temperatures, unforgiving terrain, evil penguins perhaps; Antarctica is largely a mystery to civiliansbut Happy Feet aside, have you ever questioned why?

Antarctica, the coldest climate on earth, has always been shrouded in mystery. What we do know is its a desolate region and is the worlds fifth largest continent, with 99.5 percent of its body covered in ice. East Antarctica is around the size of Australia and the West is made up of a series of frozen islands stretching towards South Americas southern tip.

Because there is little rainfall, Antarctica is classified as a dessert, but rather than sandstorms, there are blizzards with winds of up to 320 km/hr.

Exploration reportedly occurred from circa 1820 onward.

But what we dont know is far greater.

For example, at the end of World War II Operation Highjump was initiated. Some will say the US hit the panic button, and conspiracy theorists amongst others, forever question why.

Between Aug. 1946 and Feb. 1947, Operation Highjump was engaged in what some describe as an invasion of Antarctica. One story of the events suggests the US panicking to protect the United States from flying objects.

But whatever the task at hand for decorated Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the notable leader assigned to the operation, it also involved multiple aircraft, 13 Naval ships, an aircraft carrier: the USS Philippine Sea, and close to 5,000 men.

...

23:00

What Could Go Wrong? EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Lab-Grown Mosquitoes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

mosquito

Lab-grown mosquitoes armed with bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have just been approved by the EPA. The agency is saying that these mosquitoes could be the key to killing off insects that often transmit dangerous viruses such as Zika.

Nothing can go wrong, right? The government would never do that to us. Famous last words, but nonetheless, the created mosquitoes are very real! Mosquitoes are annoying the way it is, and adding the Zika virus has been exactly no fun for anyone. But is it worth infecting mosquitoes with bacteria in order to help stop the Zika virus? The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says yes.

On November 3, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a new approach from the biotech company MosquitoMate. The goal is to destroy populations of wild mosquitoes that could be carrying nasty viruses, according to a report from Nature magazine. CNET

MosquitoMate infects lab-grown mosquitoes with the common bacterium Wolbachia pipientis, which affects mosquitoes but they claim, it does not affect not animals or humans. They chose to infect lab-grown mosquitoes over genetic modification, although the reason for this decision is not yet known. MosquitoMate will release these insects in 20 states (which include Washington D.C., and Kentucky) this summer.

The Wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes (which dont bite) mate with the wild populations of female Asian tiger mosquitoes (which do bite). The eggs fertilized by MosquitoMates male mosquitoes wont hatch because the paternal chromosomes dont form properly due to the effects of the bacterium.

But the process to create these mosquitoes is time-consuming, and millions must be made and infected for the insects to do their job, and make a dent in the Zika virus...

What Could Go Wrong? EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Lab-Grown Mosquitoes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

mosquito

Lab-grown mosquitoes armed with bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have just been approved by the EPA. The agency is saying that these mosquitoes could be the key to killing off insects that often transmit dangerous viruses such as Zika.

Nothing can go wrong, right? The government would never do that to us. Famous last words, but nonetheless, the created mosquitoes are very real! Mosquitoes are annoying the way it is, and adding the Zika virus has been exactly no fun for anyone. But is it worth infecting mosquitoes with bacteria in order to help stop the Zika virus? The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) says yes.

On November 3, the Environmental Protection Agency approved a new approach from the biotech company MosquitoMate. The goal is to destroy populations of wild mosquitoes that could be carrying nasty viruses, according to a report from Nature magazine. CNET

MosquitoMate infects lab-grown mosquitoes with the common bacterium Wolbachia pipientis, which affects mosquitoes but they claim, it does not affect not animals or humans. They chose to infect lab-grown mosquitoes over genetic modification, although the reason for this decision is not yet known. MosquitoMate will release these insects in 20 states (which include Washington D.C., and Kentucky) this summer.

The Wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes (which dont bite) mate with the wild populations of female Asian tiger mosquitoes (which do bite). The eggs fertilized by MosquitoMates male mosquitoes wont hatch because the paternal chromosomes dont form properly due to the effects of the bacterium.

But the process to create these mosquitoes is time-consuming, and millions must be made and infected for the insects to do their job, and make a dent in the Zika virus.

MosquitoMate hopes its GMO-free solution to destroying deadly mosquitoes will earn the praise from those of us who want a more natural way keeping mosquitoes that could end up making us sick out of our yards. Unlike traditional mosquito...

22:57

Breaking Out Of The Cancerous Divide and Conquer Matrix "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you the latest breaking news with G. Edward Griffin on the greater divide and conquer agenda, cancer, solutions, censorship, control of new media, red pill, distractions, federal reserve, George Soros, bankers and more in this jam-packed 22min interview.

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22:57

An Evening of Inspiration to Action:  Women and Youth Leaders as Catalyst for Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An Evening of Inspiration to Action:  Women and Youth Leaders as Catalyst for Change

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In conjunction with Cultural Survival, you are invited to a very special evening event Friday, November 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Community Foundation featuring Maori elder and activist Pauline Tangiora and special guests.  Ms. Tangiora will hold a dialogue around how each of us can rise up in our own community and become empowered in our actions, including and especially our youth.  Q & A will follow.  This is a rare opportunity to host Grandmother Pauline in Santa Fe.

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2005 for her work with the 1,000 Women for Peace project, ...

22:55

15+ Creative Small Gifts That Will Make a Big Impact This Holiday Season "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Small Gift Guide

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As the holidays draw near, theres usually a major focus on big-ticket gift times. But what about the smaller products that you need to buy? Theyre perfect for stocking stuffers, secret Santas, or office gifts for that special cubicle buddy. These purchases dont have to be extravagant or expensive; they just need to show that you put some thought into picking them out.

Weve found a selection of gifts that are either small in size, small in price, or both. All have a creative bend to them, like a Stranger Things candle holder that's a subversive twist on conventional decor. Another product we like is an embroidery kit that's perfect for someone who enjoys sewing and loves llamas. These items certainly quirky, but they're sure to make your recipient's life a little brighterjust as gift-giving should be.

So whether you need secret Santa gifts, stocking stuffer ideas, or a great office gift, check out our entire list below. For even more shopping ideas, weve got a whole category dedicated to creative products.

Looking for Secret Santa gifts? Stocking stuffer ideas? Check out our pick of small gift ideas below!

Baby Nessie Tea Infuser

Office Gift Ideas

Ototo | $9.00

Pink Sea Bream Wallet

...

22:52

Antimalarial properties of aqueous crude extracts of gynostemma pentaphyllum and moringa oleifera leaves in combination with artesunate. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Trop Med. 2016 ;2016:8031392. Epub 2016 Oct 31. PMID: 27872647 Abstract Title:  Antimalarial Properties of Aqueous Crude Extracts of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and Moringa oleifera Leaves in Combination with Artesunate in Plasmodium berghei-Infected Mice. Abstract:  Due to the emergence and spread of malaria parasite with resistance to antimalarial drugs, discovery and development of new, safe, and affordable antimalarial are urgently needed. In this respect, medicinal plant extracts are targets to optimize antimalarial actions and restore efficacy of standard antimalarial drugs. The present study was aimed at determining the antimalarial activities of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and Moringa oleifera leaf extracts in combination with artesunate against Plasmodium berghei-infected mice. P. berghei ANKA maintained by serial passage in ICR mice were used based on intraperitoneal injection of 1 10(7) parasitized erythrocytes and subsequent development of parasitemia. These infected mice were used to investigate the antimalarial activity of artesunate (6mg/kg) in combination with 500, 1,000, and 2,000mg/kg of G. pentaphyllum and M. oleifera leaf extracts using 4-day suppressive test. It was found that these extracts showed significant (P

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22:45

Where to, Bitcoin? Price Sees $1,000 Spread As '2x' Averted "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Up, down and in between: bitcoin sought direction on Wednesday as traders looked to price in a shift in the protocol's outlook.

22:40

Co-Creation: PlayMarket Aspires to be Nasdaq of Google Apps "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PlayMarket serves as a one-stop shop for an app and ICO launch.

22:38

Incredible Bird Can Make Himself Look JUST Like A Tree Branch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Often called a real-life Muppet or a cartoon bird, the great potoo is a truly unique creature.

With their large mouths and bulging yellow eyes, its hard to believe these birds could ever blend in, but if you travel to the forests of Central and South America, you will need a keen eye to find one among the trees.

Its not that these strange birds are rare or endangered, theyre just nearly impossible to spot thanks to their feather camouflage a mottle of gray and brown, which perfectly resembles tree bark.

The potoo takes advantage of its cryptic coloring to hunt in the laziest way possible. The large bird plops on a tree branch, squinting his eyes, turning them into nearly invisible slits. He then fluffs his head feathers so that they stand on end, thus transforming himself into a broken-off stub of the branch.

And his disguise is pretty convincing.

Credit: Paulo Jose Be...

22:35

Owner Of TJ Maxx Is Still Paying Its Employees In Puerto Rico, Even Those Who Cant Work "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Six weeks after the devastating Hurricane Maria crossed over Puerto Rico, many communities are unfortunately still without electricity and resources. While reports estimate that about 40% of power sources are back online, not all of it is actually reaching the people who need it in their homes, schools, and places of work, leaving a large... View Article

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22:29

Gynostemma pentaphyllum extracts may serve as an adjuvant phytonutrient for memory deficits in Parkinson's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Med Food. 2017 Jan ;20(1):11-18. Epub 2016 Dec 22. PMID: 28005447 Abstract Title:  Gynostemma pentaphyllum Ethanolic Extract Protects Against Memory Deficits in an MPTP-Lesioned Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease Treated with L-DOPA. Abstract:  This study investigated the effects of ethanol extract from Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP-EX) on memory deficits in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-lesioned mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD) (MPTP-lesioned mice). MPTP (30mg/kg/day, 5 days)-lesioned mice showed deficits of habit learning memory and spatial memory, which were further aggravated by treatment with L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) (25mg/kg, 21 days). However, treatment with GP-EX (50mg/kg, 21 days) ameliorated memory deficits in MPTP-lesioned mice treated with L-DOPA (25mg/kg): GP-EX prevented the decreases in retention latency time in the passive avoidance test and tyrosine hydroxylase-immunopositive cells and dopamine levels in the nigrostriatum. GP-EX also reduced increases in retention transfer latency time of the elevated plus-maze test and expression of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and improved decreases in phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2) and cyclic AMP-response element binding protein (CREB) in the hippocampus in the same models. By contrast, L-DOPA treatment (10mg/kg, 21 days) ameliorated memory deficits in MPTP-lesioned mice, which were further improved by GP-EX treatment. These results suggest that GP-EX ameliorates habit learning memory deficits by activating dopaminergic neurons and spatial memory deficits by modulating NMDA receptor-ERK1/2-CREB system in MPTP-lesioned mice treated with L-DOPA. GP-EX may serve as an adjuvant phytonutrient for memory deficits in PD.

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22:27

Were #1! Were #1! WERE NUMBER ONE! #Tragic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After the shooting in a Texas church that left at least 26 people dead, Mark Hamill you know, Star Wars and all that posted this on Twitter.

Documentary maker Michael Moore was also moved to share this statistic, which also went viral.

And then there was this, posted after the Las Vegas massacre last month.

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22:26

Biological Hazard: Antigenic Poisons and Other Venomous Microorganisms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

EPA approves bacteria-infected insects to kill mosquitoes. So, What could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile . Toxins: Potential chemical weapons from living organisms Toxins are effective and specific poisons produced by living organisms. They usually consist of an amino acid chain which can vary in molecular weight between a couple of hundred (peptides) and one hundred []

22:25

Dr. Cammy Benton: CDC Admits There is No Science Behind the Annual Flu Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cammy Benton MD

Cammy Benton, MD. Image source.

Health Impact News

The VAXXED team recently interviewed Dr. Cammy Benton from North Carolina who is board certified in both Family Medicine and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Benton related that through all of her years of medical training, including 4 years in residency, that the only thing she was taught in regards to vaccines was that they were safe and effective. She stated that they were told to discard the vaccine inserts, as they were all lawyer jargon.

She relates how doctors are taught to fear not giving vaccines, because they are taught to believe that their patients may die from some disease that is allegedly prevented by vaccines, so this puts tremendous pressure on doctors to get all of their patients vaccinated.

Dr. Benton no longer gives vaccinations. She states that it took her a long time to wake up, but she learned a lot through her three children. The first two were fully vaccinated, but she stopped after 4 months with her third child.

With her first child, Dr. Benton states that she waited two months after she was born to give the Hepatitis B shot. Most babies get it in the hospital the same day they are born. Benton explains how her first baby went from a very alert baby who made a lot of eye contact, to becoming less alert and fussy following the beginning of vaccines.

When she finally figured out that her children were being damaged by vaccines, she became very angry towards herself and her profession, for not investigating vaccines prior to believing what she had been told about them, and administering them without question.

Her own pediatrician had vaccinated her children with the flu vaccine behind her back, because she had stated she was against the flu vaccine.

During the interview, Dr. Benton relates how the flu vaccine became mandat...

22:20

Gypenoside inhibits interleukin-1-induced inflammatory response in human osteoarthritis chondrocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2017 Sep ;31(9). Epub 2017 Apr 19. PMID: 28422402 Abstract Title:  Gypenoside inhibits interleukin-1-induced inflammatory response in human osteoarthritis chondrocytes. Abstract:  Gypenoside (GP), the main active ingredient of Gynostemma pentaphyllum, possesses a variety of pharmacological capacities including anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and anti-tumor. However, the effects of GP on IL-1-stimulated human osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes are still unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of GP on IL-1-stimulated human OA chondrocytes and explore the possible mechanism. Our results showed that GP dose-dependently inhibited IL-1-induced NO and PGE2 production in human OA chondrocytes. In addition, treatment of GP inhibited the expression of MMP3 and MMP13, which was increased by IL-1. Finally, we found that pretreatment of GP obviously suppressed NF-B activation in IL-1-stimulated human OA chondrocytes. Taken together, the results demonstrated that GP has chondro-protective effects, at least in part, through inhibiting the activation of NF-B signaling pathway in human OA chondrocytes. Thus, these findings suggest that GP may be considered as an alternative therapeutic agent for the management of OA patients.

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22:18

Pete Souza Looks Back on 1.9 Million Photos of Obama "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NPRs Fresh Air just aired this fantastic 30-minute interview (heres a transcript) with Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In it, Souza reflects on 8 years of capturing Obamas presidency, creating an archive of over 1.9 million photos during that time.

Souza was a silent observer and a fly on the wall, present at virtually every meeting and moment during Obamas tenure. Heres what NPR writes about his silent documenting:

Souza sought to minimize his presence at the White House by working with what he calls a small footprint not using a noisy camera, not using flash and moving around gingerly. Im not sure if invisible is the right word, he says. But I was certainly trying to be a piece of the woodwork.

Souza has just published a new book this week titled Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Its a 352-page hardcover book containing a collection of Souzas favorite photos during his latest stint in the White House.

Heres a selection from the book:

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22:18

I Feel Priti: West Side Story updated for 21st Century Britain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A sad looking lady minister gets out of her ministerial car in Downing Street and runs the gauntlet of waiting media. Suddenly she turns to face the flashing cameras (as warned about by the BBC) and sings:

I am Priti, dont feel pretty, I am Priti but I dont feel gay!
And I pity anyone who also feels this way.
Being Priti, in this city, may not please our own dear Mrs May,
I feel shitty, cos my red box will get taken away!

Netanyahu, is the star-who
Shared quiet dinners alone just with me!
For poor Priti, unemployments just a beat away!

The press form a chorus, Dennis Potter style and sing:
See that Priti girl in the big black jag?
(What big Jag where?)
Isnt she a bit Walter Mitty?
Doing secret deals, having secret meals,
Did she ever think that shed really truly be allowed to stay?

Priti:
I feel jaded, and down graded
Will I even remain an MP?
When I flitty, will the voters want to vote for me?

Press:
See that Priti girl in the headlines now?
(What headines where?)
Does she feel a bit of a titty?
Breaking all the rules, taking us for fools
Trying to keep the media away!

All:
Theyll erase her. Wholl replace her?
Her and that buffoon old Boris J?
Arent you glad, that youre not dear Theresa May!

Hat tip to Leonard Bernstein

22:15

Over 2,000 Paintings by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masters Now Free Online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

free art images barnes collection online

On the Grass by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Barnes Foundation is a gem of a collection in Philadelphia put together by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in the early 20th century as a space to stimulate art appreciation. Using his personal collection amassed between 1912 and 1951, Barnes believed in teaching people about art through their visual relationships and has a forerunner in public arts education, it's only fitting that the Foundation joins the myriad of institutions placing their collections online.

That Barnes Collection Online is a fantastic resource for fans of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. All the big names are represented from Renoir to Monet, Czanne to Picasso. The collection is impressive not only as a free art history resource, but also by the way the images are organized. Taking a page from museums like the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, which allows you to search item by Crayon color, the Barnes' online art database is arranged to mirror Dr. Barnes' teaching philosophy. So far, over 2,000 items from the collection have made their way online, with 1,429 images available for free download.

Of course, you can simply type in the name of the artist you're looking for, but it's also possible to filter by colors, lines, light, and space. So while you discover some interesting art, you can also think about the elements of art within each piece. Going a step further, once you click on an individual image, you can not only learn basic information, including copyright, bibliography, and exhibition history, but more about the work in context.

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22:15

New Zealand PMs Cat Run Over, Peter Dutton Asked To Provide Alibi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The country of New Zealand is in mourning today after the sudden death of Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns cat, Puddles. The nations First Cat was the victim of a hit and run car accident, with New Zealand police listing Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton as a person of interest.

The cat was found on the side of the road and there were no skid marks, which tends to indicate this was not an accident, said an officer from the NZ police, who gave his name to The (un)Australian as Inspector Jum Summons. At this stage we will be investigating all avenues, however we wish to speak to Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton so he can help us with our enquiries.

Asked whether Minister Dutton was a suspect, Inspector Summons replied: This is a rather cruel and vindictive crime and looking at what is happening on Manus Island at the moment it does seem to fit into the way Minister Dutton works.

Speaking to The (un)Australian, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton dismissed suggestions he ran over the New Zealand Prime Ministers cat saying: I dont normally comment on operational matters however I would like to say that I did not kill that cat. As I understand, it was a car that killed t...

22:14

Rustic Bathroom Vanities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DISCLOSURE: I WORKED WITH RUSTOLEUM, LIBERTY HARDWARE AND AMERICAN STANDARD TO BRING YOU THIS FREE PROJECT PLAN.  ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN.

Do you need rustic bathroom vanities for your home?  These beautiful bath vanities are handmade with all 1x pine boards. 

It was difficult to find that perfect bathroom vanities for our master bath - especially since I needed a custom depth and wanted a top mount farmhouse sink.  And, of course, I wanted solid wood vanities.  After much shopping around, and even buying a vanity, installing it, and taking it out, I knew I had to build my own.

I spent about $150 a vanity to build. These ones are a little more complicated, because there are so many pieces (that is what makes them beautiful) but well worth the effort!

I customized the top two drawers so they fit around the plumbing.  This gave me so much more storage, and I love the compartments - the longer one is perfect for a curling iron, the smaller ones great for hair ties or even cosmetics.

The hardware was a big deal on this piece!  The pulls are Liberty Hardware Soft Industrial Cup Pulls.  I seriously went from thinking maybe this project is a mistake to maybe this project is my favorite ever after adding the pulls.

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