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Saturday, 24 September

01:35

Coeur d’Alene Historian, World War II Vet Walks On "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Felix Aripa, a Coeur d’Alene tribal elder, walked on September 16 at the age of 93....

Archaeological Experts Appalled at DAPL Sacred Site Destruction: 1,281 Sign Petition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II expressed a mix of gratitude and sorrow on Thursday upon learning that nearly 1,300 archaeologists and museum representatives h...

How Did I Miss That? Plastic Soup in the Pacific; Expensive Johns in N.C. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Slate reported that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been grossly exaggerated in that most of the plastic detritus i...

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Friday, 23 September

22:04

Child-Abuse Death Pinned to School Failures, Lawsuit Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The estate of a 5-year-old Hoh Tribe boy is suing the Washington Department of Social and Health Services and the River...

19:28

WHEN WE WERE ALONE by David Alexander Robertson and Julie Flett "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When We Were Alone is one of those books that brought forth a lot of emotion as I read it. There were sighs of sadness for what Native people experienced at boarding schools, and sighs of--I don't know, love, maybe--for our perseverance through it all.


Written by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett, When We Were Alone will be released in January of 2017 from Highwater Press. I read the ARC and can't wait to hold the final copy of this story, of a young children asking her grandmother a series of questions, in my hands.

The story is meant for young children, though of course, readers of any age can--and should--read it.

It opens with the little girl saying:
Today I helped my kókom in her flower garden. She always wears colourful clothes. It's like she dresses in rainbows. When she bent down to prune some of the flowers, I couldn't even see her because she blended in with them. She was like a chameleon. 
"Nókom, why do you wear so many colours?" I asked. 
That child, wondering about something and then asking that "why" question is the format for the story. To this first question, her grandmother says that she had to go to school, far away, and that all the children had to wear the same colors. They couldn't wear the colourful clothes they did before they went to that school. Here's Julie Flett's illustration of the children, at school. I can't look at this illustration without my heart twisting:



Twisting at the expressions on their faces and wondering what they felt, and then I feel a different kind of emotion as I read the next page and look at the next illustration, because the grandma tells the child what they did to be colourful again. They rolled in the leaves, when they were alone:


There's a page about why she wears her hair so long, now, and why she speaks Cree, now. And, a page about being with family. Each one evokes the same thing. Tenderness. And a quiet joy at the power of the human spirit, to survive and persevere in the face of horrific treatment--in this case--by the Canadian government.

Stories of life at residential or boarding school are ones that Native people in the US and Canada tell each other. In Canada, because of the Truth and Reconciliation project, there's an effort to get these stories...

18:46

Fire-Earth Volcano Alert: MDR5 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Volcano Alert: MDR5 Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH AQUAMARINE BEACONS.    Filed under: News Alert Tagged: AQUAMARINE BEACONS, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, Fire-Earth Volcano Alert, volcano alert, Volcano Alert MDR5

18:28

Lao PDR failing to curb pangolin and hornbill trafficking: new reports "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has failed to address illicit wildlife trade in the country, three new reports have found. Strategically located close to China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, Lao PDR has emerged as a notorious transit hub for trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products. But gaps in the country’s laws, as well as a lack of law enforcement, are impeding efforts to tackle wildlife trafficking, according to recent investigations by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, as well as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat. “Lao PDR clearly needs to address these issues as a matter of urgency or risk becoming dubbed the wildlife smuggling capital of Asia,” Kanitha Krishnasamy, TRAFFIC’s Senior Programme Officer in Southeast Asia, said in a statement. [caption id="attachment_189625" align="aligncenter" width="1017"] Pangolin scales observed at the Muang Sing market. Photo by E.John/TRAFFIC.[/caption] A TRAFFIC team opportunistically surveyed markets within seven Lao PDR cities for 10 days in April 2016 and three days in July 2016, and found nearly 2,800 pangolin scales for sale. These scales seemed to be targeted at Chinese clientele for use in traditional medicine or jewellery, the TRAFFIC team found. Lao PDR was also involved in a total of 43 reported pangolin trafficking incidents between 2010 and 2015, the team found, over three-fourths of which involved pangolins poached from Asian countries. More than half of the pangolin shipments were smuggled into Lao PDR from Thailand. Conservationists believe that the pangolin is the world’s most…

18:14

Fire-Earth Alert: TDFV "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: TDFV Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH SAPPHIRE BEACONS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000923, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, SAPPHIRE BEACONS, TDFV, TDFV Alert

17:42

Wixarika Take A Stand: An Indigenous Community Gears Up To Take Back Their Land From Mexican Ranchers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Originally published at Intercontinental Cry: 

BY TRACY BARNETT

A contingent of at least 1,000 indigenous Wixárika (Huichol) people in the Western Sierra Madre are gearing up to take back their lands after a legal decision in a decade-long land dispute with neighboring ranchers who have held the land for more than a century.

Ranchers who have been in possession of the 10,000 hectares in question for generations say the seizure is unlawful and that they will not hand over the land — setting the scene for a showdown that observers fear may end in violence.

Leaders of the Wixárika community of San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán have announced their plans to accompany the authorities of the federal agricultural tribunal to carry out an enforcement action on the first parcel, a 184-hectare ranch in the state of Nayarit, on Sept. 22, and called on state and federal law enforcement officials to send police forces to prevent a conflict. Until the time of publication, neither the Nayarit nor the federal authorities had agreed to send police to maintain order, so both parties are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.

“We’re hoping they’ll accept the decision which is now law: that they lost the trial. They had the opportunity to legally prove that they really had the documentation and they didn’t have it,” said Miguel Vázquez Torres, president of the communal lands commission of San Sebastian. He is aware of the potential for violence, he said, “but the community is not going to sit with its hands crossed. We are prepared.”

Ranchers have titles to the land that go back to the early 1900s — but San Sebastian has the original grant from the Spanish crown that dates to 1717, and is backed by a 1953 presidential resolution. In all, 10,000 hectares is at stake, for a total of 47 different claims. The agrarian court has ruled in favor of San Sebastian in 13 of those cases; the remainder are still in process.

“It’s a social injustice,” she said. “These are very simple people; they are fathers, they are mothers who work the land themselves, and that’s how they support their families. It would be really sad if through the government’s disregard, something unpleasant were to happen.”

Vázquez said that two families who have no land have already been granted permission by the community assembly to establish homesteads on the parcel and that the assembly plans to send a rotating contingent of community residents to stand guard for several months — “as long as it’s necessary so that the families can feel safe and comfortable.” The long-term plan, he said, is to establish another settlement in the area, as San Sebastian’s existing towns are becoming overcrowded.

Dominguez argued that the local inhabitants have worked the land for generations and turned it into a highly productive area. Local residents suspect the Huicholes have another ul...

17:28

Major New Pipelines Proposed in 24 States — More Climate Change Denial? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LAND DISTURBANCES -- Pipeline Right of Way plus Access Roads

Some 14 Pipeline Projects in 24 States … Which Will Be the Next Battleground

From an Article by Dan Zukowski, EcoWatch.com, September 22, 2016

Encouraged by the Obama administration’s shelving of the Keystone XL pipeline and its revoked authorization for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on federal lands, activists are now eyeing new battles.

At least 14 new pipeline projects are in the works, carrying both oil and natural gas. These projects involve at least 24 states, adding to the existing 2.5 million miles of energy pipelines in the U.S.—the largest network in the world. Driven by low natural gas prices and the fracking boom, these new pipelines will cross major urban areas as well as important watersheds.

Supporters say that they supply energy needs for many communities, provide jobs and are safer for oil transport than truck or rail. Take the case of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion. Running from Louisiana through the Southeast all the way to Long Island, New York, the project is an expansion of an existing Transco pipeline operated by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams Companies.

Counting branch pipelines, Transco is a 10,200-mile system that can move 10.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. The company transports 10 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., but it was built to move gas mainly from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeast.

Now, the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania provides lower-cost gas and the Atlantic Sunrise will be reconfigured to move product south. In 2014, 1,370 wells were being drilled in the Marcellus, with high-yield wells using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The Marcellus provides more than 36 percent of the shale gas produced in the U.S.

Williams Companies said that construction of the pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania will create 2,300 jobs for one year, with 15 permanent full-time jobs after that for operation and maint...

16:51

Bayer and Monsanto: A Merger of Two Evils "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By KATHERINE PAUL Originally published by the Organic Consumers Association It’s been about a week since Monsanto and Bayer confirmed their intention to say “I do”—ample time for media, lawmakers, consumer and farmer advocacy groups, and of course the happy... Read More

The post Bayer and Monsanto: A Merger of Two Evils appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

16:47

Sea Shepherd Reveals a New Weapon in the War Against Japan’s Whaling "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Daniel Flitton / The Age

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It is a custom-made warship without guns, pimped out with bigger engines and a long-distance fuel tank.

Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd have a brand new, $12 million custom-built ship they boast will for the first time match the speed and endurance of Japan’s whaling fleet.

And with Japan’s defiance of an international court ruling about to be in the spotlight at a global summit next month, the activists plan to sail the new vessel to Australia, before launching south in a bid to disrupt the summer whale hunt near Antarctica.

“Our biggest challenge in our campaigns in the past has been that the Japanese whaling vessels have rammed us with their superior size, and they have outrun us with their superior speed,” Sea Shepherd’s Peter Hammarstedt told Fairfax Media.

“So this is a vessel that they cannot catch.”

Christened Ocean Warrior, it is the first brand new ship Sea Shepherd has built, allowing the activist group to specify engine size and other features for its controversial high-seas protests.

All its other ships have been refitted older vessels, the Bob Barker once a Norwegian whaling ship, built in 1950, the Steve Urwin a former fisheries vessel operating from Scotland, built in 1975.

Ironically, for an environmental group that only serves vegan meals aboard, the design of Ocean Warrior is based on a popular supply ship for off-shore oil rigs.

Cargo space has been converted to fuel tanks to give the ship longer range.

Japan killed 333 minke whales last summer – the first hunt after a 2014 ruling in the International Court of Justice that declared the so-called “scientific whaling” to be illegal.

But Japan has since exempted itself from the court’s jurisdiction and drawn up new guidelines for whaling, effectively doubling the size of the hunting grounds in the Southern Ocean and the activist group was not able to track the whalers last summer.

The Japanese institute for whale research has also run a website to promote whale recipes.

Australia joined with 95 countries earlier this month to condemn Japan’s resumption of whaling, and the issue is expected to dominate a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia in October.

Sea Shepherd won’t yet disclose the top speed of Ocean Warrior but said it comfortably topped 30 knots in recent...

16:28

Fire-Earth Alert: NLQG "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: NLQG Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH RUBY BEACONS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000923, 23 September 2016, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, NLQG, NLQG Alert, RUBY BEACONS

16:06

Electromagnetic Pollution "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Within the last 30-50 years the earth has been become flooded with electromagnetic frequencies from cell phone use, Wi-Fi signals, microwaves, power lines, cell phone towers, computers, tablets, smart meters and many more.  It is logical to assume that with all of these signals that there has been zero affect on humans?  Could these be ones of the causes for why people suffer from migraines and headaches?  These countless signals pass right through our bodies and brains.  Many researchers and doctors are now supporting the theory that electromagnetic pollution is becoming a major source of disease for people, especially those who are chronically and critically ill.

A major decline was noticed in recent times concerning the efficacy of natural treatments and EMF’s were identified to be one of the major causes in the effectiveness of things that worked before but now are not working well.

“I personally suspect that the exposure to electromagnetic fields in the home and the microwaves from cell phone radiation are driving the virulence of many of the microbes that are naturally in us, and makes them aggressive and illness producing.”— Dr. Klinghardt

He mentions that our DNA vibrates within the frequency of billions of hertz.  Electromagnetic frequencies also vibrate in this same rates.  This is supported by science and in his work, he mentions that genetic changes can occur in people with EMF’s as a trigger autism in children as old as eight years old.  When exposed to cell phones excessively and Smart Meters on the side of houses, these genetic abnormalities occur.

Is there a link between electromagnetic pollution, headaches and migraines?  After watching this presentation years ago, I had a patient that presented with chronic tension headaches for over 2 years.  The overall severity was rated by her at 8/10.  Over one month of working with her and through Nutrition Response Testing, whole food supplementation, detoxification, and most importantly working on the emotions that were behind these headaches, they significantly diminished.  However, they wouldn’t completely go away.  This bothered me and since I want all my patients to heal I went searching for more answers and found info on EMF pollution.  I asked her where she kept her cell phone when sleep and she told that she kept her phone under her pillow.  After removing the cell phone from her room at night, the headaches got even better.

What are some powerful things you can do to shield yourself from EMF’s?

  1. Turn your cell phone off or keep it at least 10-15 feet away from you at night.  Small add ons can be put onto the cell phone which converts radiation into energy the body better recognizes.   Buy an old fashion clock to use for an alarm clock.
  2. Put your WIFI on a timer that shuts it off during the hours when you are sleeping and turns back on when you awake.    They can be purchased for 5-10 dollars.
  3. Put aluminum shielding on the inside wall of your home where your Smart meter is.  A special paint also exists that can help as well called Y Shield.  It is very expensive, but for some it can mean the difference between suffering and relief.
  4. Get rid of Bluetooth technology and use a hands free cord plug in with speakers and microphone to make phone calls.  This will at least keep the phone from being right next to your head.
  5. Turn all cordless phones off, especially if they are in your bedroom, next to your bed.
  6. Lastly, as one increases their level of consciousness through letting go of emotions that are major triggers for headaches and migraines, physical substances and EMF’s will begin to have less of an impact on the body.

Provided By Dr. Scott Graves

 

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16:04

Sculptures that Abstract the Data of Income Inequality "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Installation view, ‘Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens: Measures of Inequity’ at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (all photos by Martin Parsekian, courtesy ISCP) (click to enlarge)

I should like the exhibition Measures of Inequity by the artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP). Really, I should love it. The show is conversant with my own politics of addressing the growing economic disparity and the wave of privations caused by the ideological hegemony of capitalism and its handmaiden, neoliberalism. I want to like this show, but the work, for the most part, doesn’t make sense to me. There are sculptures comprised of wood and string and panels of colored plastic. They purport to illustrate statistical data — in the case of a piece titled “Income Inequality in the United States (1910-2010)” (2016), the source is a chart in Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014). The information conveyed is relatively easy to follow: after many rises and falls, I see the level of the sculpture’s string end at a significantly higher elevation than where it began — so I understand that income inequality has risen. However, the sloppiness in reference I can only take to be a joke or a provocation. Either way, the work becomes increasingly incoherent as you walk through the show.

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens

Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, “Income Inequality in the United States” (2016)

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16:01

7 Popular Foods That Might Disappear Because of Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Search is on for ancient or near-extinct crops that might be better suited for this new reality

16:01

Project SIGMA — How the Secret Government is Selling Your Genome to the Greys "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following is one perspective on the claim that extraterrestrial alliances with humans were made during the 20th Century. 

This story has been told by whistleblowers and insiders for some time. But due to compartmentalization methods used by secret government projects there are inconsistencies with these accounts. 

As outsiders, we cannot place our belief in any one source effectively; therefore it helps to gain knowledge of as many of these claims as possible so as to help discern what actually occurred.


- Justin

Source - Humans Are Free

by Agent I, August 25th 2016

In the 1950s, the US Government decided there was nothing wrong in letting Grey aliens abduct a few humans, if the price was right. Turns out you can’t win a deal with the devil.
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15:50

Portraits of Once-Neglected Dogs Showcase Their Incredible Spirit After Being Rescued "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photographer Richard Phibbs began volunteering with the New York chapter of the Humane Society in 2012, an experience that inspired his series called Rescue Me. The endearing endeavor features portraits of dogs who have had a rough time in life and found themselves at the shelter—some with heartbreaking journeys that demonstrate their resilience and incredible will to live. Thankfully, through the dedication of people like Phibbs, they find comfort and protection.

To honor these pups—and help some find their forever homes—Phibbs captured them against a simple, neutral backdrop. After long stretches of neglect, their beauty and strong spirit finally shine as they’re given the respect they’ve always deserved. Many of the dogs have physical reminders of this troubling time, but with these dignified portraits, it’s clear that they’ve come out on top.

“The goal is to find every animal a home,” Phibbs writes of Rescue Me. “I hope to inspire people who are thinking of getting a dog or cat to ‘adopt instead of buy.’ By sharing your home and your life with a homeless animal, you become part of this great awakening, this transformation of human consciousness that recognizes the essential value of all living beings.”

Rescue Me will soon be available as a book through the Aperture foundation. In addition to the photos, journalist Richard Jonas writes about each animal’s inspiring story.

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15:45

Everything you always wanted to know about the Krampus but were afraid to ask "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Last year here at Dangerous Minds we declared that Krampus had hit the American mainstream, and just a couple of weeks ago we told you “

15:38

The Long History and Disputed Desirability of Alternative Bitcoin Implementations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Coinciding with the opening of the Ethereum Foundation’s Devcon2 conference in Shanghai this week, significant parts of the Ethereum network were crashing. In what seemed like an attack using an intentionally difficult-to-execute smart contract, the much used Ethereum implementation Geth stopped functioning altogether, while another implementation — Parity — was also having issues. Upon discovering the attack, Ethereum developers wrote a hotfix for Geth within a couple of hours that seemed to solve the problem, at least temporarily.*

Interestingly, while the fix was happening, alternative Ethereum implementations (other than Geth and Parity) were doing fine. Save for a drop in hash rate due to miners running Geth, the Ethereum network kept running smoothly for most users of these different clients. This lack of interruption was taken bysome as a vindication of Ethereum’s use of multiple interoperable software implementations, rather than a single client.

This success on Ethereum’s part, in turn, reigniteda debate that has existed in the Bitcoin space for years: do alternative Bitcoin implementations strengthen the Bitcoin network — or weaken it?

The “Reference Implementation”

The question whether alternative software implementations for Bitcoin are desirable has been discussed for years. These implementations, or clients, are essentially computer programs that connect to, and therefore become part of, the network. The debates surrounding their role date from the early days of Bitcoin’s history, back when the community mostly consisted of tinkering techies.

Satoshi Nakamoto himself believed it was best to stick to only one Bitcoin implementation. He thought alternative implementations might process data differently, thus posing a significant risk that they would run out of sync with each other. Satoshi warned this would undermine a key property of Bitcoin: the ability of...

15:35

The Number One Way NOT To Become A Victim On The Street "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I’ve posted a number of articles on the subject of personal security and situational awareness in the past. This one reinforces a message of how simple it is to avoid becoming a target, a victim, while on ‘the streets’. While there are exceptions to every rule, this particular rule (a single word) will likely provide […]

15:33

RAND Corporation Part of Alien Proxy War Involving USAF & Navy Secret Space Programs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[Click here for Part 1] In a September 19 phone interview, William Tompkins said that in addition to two generals, two admirals were in the Douglas Working Group created shortly after the February 1942 Los Angeles UFO incident, which ultimately led to the formation of Project RAND in 1945. The RAND Corporation website, however, only […](Visited 11 times, 10 visits today)

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15:32

MIT Study: Bitcoin Not Popular with Students "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that, contrary to popular belief, bitcoin is not the payment of choice for students. In 2014, two MIT students, Jeremy Rubin and Dan Elitzer, raised $500,000 and started the MIT Bitcoin Project. For every undergraduate student that signed up to the project they were […]

The post MIT Study: Bitcoin Not Popular with Students appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

15:31

After Pill Counterfeiting Lab Bust, DEA Warns Of Fentanyl’s Danger "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In Utah, fentanyl is set to rapidly overshadow the current heroin epidemic. Naturally, law enforcement wants to be prepared for what could come. On September 13, 2016, U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber issued a warning regarding the threat fentanyl presents. In the press conference, he pointed to a case where a man was caught pressing fake oxycodone with fentanyl analogs. He stressed that officers on the scene were not clear on what to do and this needs to change.

The warning was not just directed towards potential drug users. Anyone who comes into contact with the drug is at a risk.

“Unsuspecting drug abusers or addicts will take what they think is a pain pill that they’re used to taking, but it has been laced with this substance that is so powerful it can kill a healthy human being with as little as two milligrams,” he tells the press.

DEA Special Agent Brian Besser spoke at the press conference and voiced similar concerns. “It is a grave risk for law enforcement, for public health care workers and for first responders,” he said. Besser is encouraging police to be vigilant in avoiding contact with the drug. Law enforcement officers should avoid field testing or collecting anything suspected to be fentanyl. Instead, he says, hazmat equipment should be used to properly collect, test, and label the drug.

“We’re concerned for law enforcement and for first responders. You can absorb Fentanyl through the powder and you can inhale it. You can also absorb it through your skin which is incredibly dangerous for us as first responders and for the public,” said Layton Police Department Sergeant Clint Bobrowsky.

The warning was prompted by Nathaniel Jetter’s arrest where police were inadequately prepared for safely handling the situation. Five officers had to be decontaminated and treated for opioid overdose. Hazmat crews promptly arrived at the scene and evacuated the entire motel. Reports indicate that the drug was a fentanyl analog but no specifics have been released.

In June, Adult Probation and Parole agents responded to a tip about someone in violation of probation. Jetter was not permitted to leave his legal residence. The tip led Probation officers to the Majestic Rockies Motel in Sandy where Jetter was staying.

Inside the motel room, law enforcement found a pill press, equipment to counterfeit trademarks, and a loaded firearm. They then found the powdered fentanyl analog and asked for immediate DEA assistance. The five officers that were in contact with the drug were carried off to the hospital but did end up surviving.

Jetter told the officers that he had purchased the pill press and fentanyl analog on the deepweb.

Huber told the press that Jetter’s situation was the first “illegal fentanyl lab in Utah.” He does, however, count on more labs to start popping up. The money that comes from selling fake pain pills, made with fentanyl, is far greater than actually reselling real pain pills. “A modest investment of between $3,500 and $4,000 — one kilogram — can generate into thousands of pills and millions of dollars in profits,” said Brian Besser.

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15:30

Author asks to retract nearly 20-year old paper over figure questions, lack of data "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The last author of a 1999 paper has asked the journal to retract it less than one month after a user raised questions about images on PubPeer. Yesterday, last author Jim Woodgett posted a note on the site saying the author who generated the figures in question could not find the original data, and since […]

The post Author asks to retract nearly 20-year old paper over figure questions, lack of data appeared first on Retraction Watch.

15:30

Taunting Putin, Syria and Iran: CIA “Deliberately Picking a World War” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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This article was written by Daisy Luther and originally published at her DaisyLuther.com site.

Editor’s Comment: It seems clear enough that the system is intent on having  large-scale war. How and why it happens are largely irrelevant, so long as the end justifies the means. It is clear enough that the military industrial complex stands to make billions off of war, and the death, destruction, fear and disruption to life are all key ingredients.

While the powers-that-be pretend that everything is playing out along the rules governing international warfare the agents are working behind the scenes in the black arts of sabotage and assassination. Most of all, they deal in provocation. If they can’t bully a nation into striking first, then they simply start flicking the nose, poking the ribs and taunting their opponent. Eventually, the target is will snap, and fight back. Then, they get what they want. The public will be told an entirely different reason for the war. Get ready.

Here’s How CIA Puppet Masters Are Deliberately Picking a World War III Level Fight

by Daisy Luther

It’s really quite embarrassing on a global scale when members of our own government seem to be deliberately trying to pick fights with people who aren’t interested in fighting with us. If you’ve traveled outside of the United States much, you probably know that we Americans have a rather negative reputation off of our own shores. Now, generally speaking, that isn’t our fault as individuals. You and I don’t create headlines that make waves throughout Europe and Asia.

While average Americans aren’t directly responsible for this, our federal officials are. I’ve written recently about President Obama doing things in Syria that are worsening the conflict there. I’ve also written about the fact that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are starting to butt heads. And finally, I’ve warned time and time again that war is upon us – and everyone knows but the US.

Michael Morell is the director of the CIA. Here’s a little blurb from Wikipedia about him.

Michael Joseph Morell (born September 4, 1958) is an American intelligence analyst. He served as the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency as well as its acting director twice, first in 2011 and then from 2012 to 2013. Since November 2013, he has been a Senior Counselor to Beacon Global Strategies LLC. He is a proponent of the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques which many consider to be torture, and is also a proponent of the CIA’s targeted killings by drones.

Wow, and just think. He’s a guy that has almost unfettered power to call a hit on anyone in the world.

This video shows us how the global situation is being manipulated towards war by our own Central Intelligence Agency. Watch as Michael Morell boasts about how t...

15:24

“New Federal Rules Target Woeful Public Reporting of Clinical Trial Results” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For STAT, Charles Piller covers new federal rules requiring stricter reporting for researchers conducting human studies. Previous investigations have documented widespread noncompliance with such requirements from both drug companies and universities.

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15:23

“Did the FDA set ‘a Dangerous Precedent’ with Latest Drug Approval?” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

STAT reports that the latest drug approval by the FDA “may have set a precedent that could rocket through the health care system, opening the door for drug makers to get more medicines to market — even with scant evidence that they work.”

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15:22

Baton Rouge: A Ray of Hope after a Summer (& Lifetime) of Tragedy. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

He was as afraid of me as I was of him---and we were both caught in something way bigger than either one of us.

15:21

To Heaven with Buraq, and Other News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Buraq with Taj Mahal, a poster from Delhi. Image: Sandria Freitag personal collection/Public Domain Review

  • As the Quran has it, the Prophet Muhammad took a night trip to heaven aboard a trusty winged pony-horse-mule-ish creature called Buraq. It’s an episode that’s inspired Islamic art ever since, because few artists can resist a theologically sound reason to draw a winged horse. Yasmine Seale writes, “The friction between the historical Prophet and his fantastical mount, between the sacred and the physical, reflects a similar divide within Buraq herself: she has been perceived both as a dream-horse—mythical, sexless, emblematic—and as a creature of flesh. And Buraq as animal, especially in her more sexualized incarnations, in turn raises thorny questions about the body of the Prophet himself. Artists generally elided this problem, or creatively eluded it; early images of the Prophet tend to show him with a veil, and more recently his body has been symbolized by a white cloud, a rose or a flame.”
  • Today in genre writers gone wild: you may have heard that James Patterson, who does not actually write his own novels, was planning on “writing” one starring Stephen King, who does write his own novels. A kind of sadistic metafiction, The Murder of Stephen King would star King as a beleaguered horror writer facing a stalker who resembled the villains in his fiction. But now Patterson’s calling it off; he learned that King—who has called Patterson (and his surrogates in the Patterson factory) “a terrible writer”—has actually faced death threats in the past: “‘I do not want to cause Stephen King or his family any discomfort. Out of respect for them, I have decided not to publish The Murder of Stephen King’ … Patterson told AP last week that King’s remarks dismissing him as a terrible writer were ‘hyperbole.’ ‘I know I’m not a terrible writer. That’s a little over the top,’ said Patterson, adding that if King wrote a novel called The Murder of James Patterson he ‘would definitely want to read it.’ ”
  • Speaking of unseemly art, here’s the story of a Polish programmer who now collects a decent salary from a series of patrons who had.........

15:20

“The Meta-analysis is Falling Prey to Bias” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A major review argues that research is being polluted by a “massive production of unnecessary, misleading, and conflicted systematic reviews and meta-analyses.” 

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15:16

That time when XTC’s Andy Partridge sang for the Residents "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Andy Partridge in the Black Sea tour program, via 10ft.it
 
During my childhood and adolescence, XTC was an enigma. When I first heard their minor hit “Dear God,” the band had already long since retired from the stage, and...

Siskel and Ebert give ‘Faces of Death’ two thumbs down, 1987 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
The 1980s were marked by a spike in parental crusades—the widespread “satanic panic” of the day has been well-noted, and Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center seeking to censor or label music acts like Prince, AC/DC, Madonna, and Judas Priest, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving looking to raise the...

15:06

Dealing with medical emergencies solo: when it’s necessary to stitch up your own wound, pull out your own tooth, apply your own tourniquet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Dayton

About two months ago, I sliced my leg open with a beer bottle.  I work in a bar, so that was extraordinary in itself, but the depth was. Bone wasn’t visible, but everything else was.  Luckily, it didn’t bleed too badly.  My coworkers insisted that I needed stitches, but I just butterflied the bitch. Maybe I should’ve gone to the hospital, seeing as it took over a month to heal, and I’ve got a nasty scar out of it.  Still, four weeks and no infection later, I recognize that I scraped by on the bare minimum.  But, sometimes, that’s all that’s going to be available to...

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15:01

8 Signs That You Are Highly Sensitive to Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Source - Energy Fanatics

by Limitless Minds, May 24th 2016

Every day, more and more people realize that they fall in the category of people with empathy (compassion), highly sensitive to energy and emotions of the environment.

Empathetic person is a person who has the ability to grasp the mental and emotional states of others. These people have a high social intelligence and are very good at helping others to solve their problems.
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15:00

The Sad Story of the Last Cop on the Moon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cover of Tom Gauld's 'Mooncop' (all images courtesy Drawn & Quarterly)

Cover of Tom Gauld’s ‘Mooncop’ (all images courtesy Drawn & Quarterly)

Once upon a time, man landed on the moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong exited Apollo 11 and set foot upon the planetary satellite’s powdery surface, and his steps represented the pinnacle of human progress. They were a symbol of all that was possible in our world.

In Tom Gauld’s new graphic novel, Mooncop — published by Drawn & Quarterly — the age of the moon has waxed and waned. People have moved there and are already over it; now they’re moving back. The technology that gets things to the moon has become commonplace; shipments and shuttles come and go with regularity. Neil Armstrong is still around, but only as an automaton in the Museum of the Moon. When our unnamed mooncop hero encounters it, the automaton has strayed from the museum and is standing beside some rocks, reenacting Armstrong’s historic steps and remarks — which now, given the circumstances, seem sort of pretentious, a little Buzz Lightyear-ish. Mooncop returns Armstrong to the museum, only to find that the institution is packing up its things. “You’re closing?,” he asks. The answer feels purposefully predictable at this point in the book, but the punch line is hilariously not: the collection is moving to a space museum in Beijing.

This is the story of Mooncop: people leaving, things being removed, the downsizing of the moon colony until there’s almost no one and nothing left. (And this is its tone: deadpan.) It’s accompanied by a parallel narrative of technological breakdown: When mooncop requests a transfer, his remote bosses (who presumably work on Earth) deny it but send a “support unit” instead. This turns out to be a therapy robot whose battery life is worse than a new iPhone — and which plugs into a different type of socket than what’s generally used on the moon. Earth’s beloved satellite has not only lost its power to summon the possibilities of a technologically advanced future; it’s straight-up outdated.

Gauld’s spare drawing style complements this idea nicely: his figures are one step up from stick, and his palette consists of black, white, and two shades of blue. Such simple art — which is Gauld’s trademark — combined with mooncop’s rote, boring life help create the sense of a place that is, despite being materially unique, just like everywhere else that humans live. The moon is unremarkable.

Yet the spareness also creates a stillness that I like to imagine only exists on a place like the moon. There is no text on the first nine pages. On the 10th, we get the “ping” of an alarm and a few words on signs and screens. On the 12th, someone finally speaks. Mooncop...

15:00

6 Essential Tips for Designing Your Makerspace’s Layout "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

UVAWhen planning a makerspace, most think about designing for creativity. It’s important to think about the types of projects that will be completed in the space, how many people will use the space at any given time, and the equipment on your must-have versus nice-to-have lists. However, there are also a […]

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15:00

Maharashtra gets 529 mm (20.8 inches) of rain, shatters 58-year record "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The city of Dahanu in Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, received a record-breaking rain on September 21, 2016, shattering city's 58-year record by a long way. In a 24-hour period ending 08:00 local time on Wednesday, September 21, Dahanu received...... Read more »

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.5 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 00:14 UTC on September 23, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km. EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a...... Read more »

15:00

Gorgeous Geometric Wall Hangings Give Macramé a Modern Makeover "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Artist Rianne Zuijderduin’s dreamy macramé creations blur the line between bohemian simplicity and polished elegance. From large-scale wall hangings to petite plant holders, the Netherlands-based artist presents a contemporary twist on the classic craft.

Zuijderduin’s distinctively geometric macramé collection is as diverse as it is beautiful. Unlike knit or woven textiles, macramé is fabricated by meticulously knotting cords into intricate patterns, resulting in exquisitely detailed designs and a lovingly handmade aesthetic. Zuijderduin’s tapestries offer a creative alternative to typical wall décor, while her chic, suspended plant holders bring a modern feel to any room. Though most of her pieces simply retain the cords’ neutral and natural tones, some are dip-dyed with bright pops of color. Others even feature fun materials like beads and wool. The possibilities are endless!

Zuijderduin showcases much of her art on Instagram, where you can find interior installation shots (often featuring her beloved bunnies) and gorgeous details of her work. She also sells her exquisite work through her Teddy & Wool Etsy shop.

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14:56

In5D Alternative News for September 23, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to in5d News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If you’ve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear […]

14:51

Maker Pro News: Baltimore’s Startup Scene, Robotic Ethics, and More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

becausewecanCatch the latest ways makers are impacting business and technology this week. Check out how Baltimore's budding makerspace scene is buildign entrepreneurial spirit and how a CNC machine can make a big difference for a small company.

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The post Maker Pro News: Baltimore’s Startup Scene, Robotic Ethics, and More appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

14:51

September 23, 2016 Miscellany News Brief "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

1.) ‘Thugs Of Charlotte’: Black Cop Shoots Black Armed Man And Black Lives Matter Activists Attack White ‘Devils’ And Burn Down The Town: Once again after an officer involved shooting resulted in the death of an African-American man, before the investigations are even complete, the “thugs of Charlotte’ North Carolina have begun rioting, protesting, attacking reporters, beating up white people and basically burning down the town.

2.) Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out Of State IDs: We’ve got the...

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14:41

sewing: yarn-dyed cotton harrison shirt "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is written by Meg of Cookin’ and Craftin’. Woohoo! I’ve been on a button-up shirt spree lately since getting my hands on the newest pattern- the Harrison shirt- from Cashmerette. I just knew a yarn-dyed cotton Harrison Shirt would be perfection. And bonus- the printed pattern is now available for purchase in the Imagine […]

The post sewing: yarn-dyed cotton harrison shirt appeared first on imagine gnats.

14:41

Energy Update – Atlantis/Lemuria – The Great Polarity Balance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Anastacia BlueBeyond Transition…Change-over…Reaching the Other Polarity – to find a balance – to come back in from the ‘old’ from childhood/baby and before this, back to Ancient times – Atlantis/Lemuria. We have been seeking, searching and experiencing a balancing of the polarities since then – since leaving Source It takes a whole lot of […]

14:40

Yahoo Hacked, Information on Over 500 Million Accounts Compromised "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Yahoo just became a whole lot less safe, as the tech giant just lost account data for over a half-billion users.

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14:30

Carbonate Your Fruit with Alka-Seltzer Tablets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

FizzyFruit-3When you drink soda, bubbles of carbon dioxide (CO2) cause the tingling sensation on your tongue. In addition to the physical sensation, the CO2 combines with your saliva to produce carbonic acid, which is an important flavor component of carbonated beverages. If you’ve ever taken a swig of flat soda […]

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14:25

Where the Hasselblad X1D-50c still beats the new Fuji GFX… "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Matt Granger posted that Hasselblad X1D-50c hands-on video. The last days we covered a lot of Fuji GFX news but we have to mention some of the strengths of the Hasselblad camera compared to the Fuji: It’s available now while…

The post Where the Hasselblad X1D-50c still beats the new Fuji GFX… appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

14:22

3 Big Reasons You Must Try Heirloom Popcorn "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

heirloom popcorn kernelWhen it comes to making snacks for my family, popcorn cooked in a healthy fat and sprinkled with sea salt is one of my all-time favorites.

Some folks like to add even more nutrition by sprinkling their bowl of popcorn with brewer’s yeast. This practice is a very tasty way to add lots of B vitamins.

You don’t even need any special equipment to make it. Who needs yet another kitchen appliance to find room to store anyway? A large frying pan with a (preferably) glass lid is all that is needed to make a large bowl of freshly popped kernels in just a few minutes. It’s so fast to make that I regularly pop a batch in the wee hours of the morning on schooldays even when I’m in a rush to pack my children’s lunchboxes (this video shows you how).

Daniel Patterson, head chef and owner of the famous restaurant Coi in San Francisco and author of Coi: Stories and Recipes, says that it is amazing “how many well-traveled, well-trained cooks have no idea how to pop popcorn!”

Heirloom Corn: Unchanged for Thousands of Years

Corn (maize) is a traditional food of the Native Americans who generously shared their knowledge and bounty with the early pioneers. Unfortunately, corn has changed drastically from what it was just a little over a century ago. And, these changes have not been for the better.

Hybridization of crops (selective cross-breeding) which became popular during the “Green Revolution” (talk about a misnomer!) in the mid-1900’s to improve yields. This practice changed corn to a nearly unrecognizable form from a taste, flavor, and nutritional perspective.

Worse, genetic engineering of corn in the past couple of decades has added a danger element that consumers are wise to avoid. Note that genetic engineering differs significantly from hybridization. GMO plants have actually had their DNA manipulated adding one or more genes of completely unrelated plant species or even the genes of animals! Frankenfood indeed!

GMO corn cobs are now shockingly allowed to be sold as “fresh corn” in the produce section of supermarkets. It surely won’t be long until even conventional popcorn is GMO. It may be already, but who would know since it doesn’t have to be labeled?

(Most) Organic Popcorn is Hybridized (Heirloom Corn is Not)

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14:17

Banking Services Giant to Use Google Cloud Platform for Real-World Blockchain Testing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  GFT, an IT and software services firm that caters to the financial services sector will join the Google Cloud Platform’s partner program, enabling it to simulate and deploy blockchain test infrastructure for banks on the platform. GFT, a software and IT provider for major banking corporations and financial services institutions will be utilizing Google’s […]

The post Banking Services Giant to Use Google Cloud Platform for Real-World Blockchain Testing appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

14:15

Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen actors?

The world’s people are held in perpetual bondage to the fiat currency money masters who have saddled us with absolutely insurmountable debt obligations which are mathematically impossible to repay. At present, the CIA estimates the total global debt to be nearing $90 trillion.

“In 2013, according to the CIA’s World Factbook, the GWP totalled approximately US $87.25 trillion in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), and around US $74.31 trillion in nominal terms.” [Source]

The gross world product, the nominal value of planetary human endeavor per year, was recentlyestimated at $78 trillion, meaning nearly an entire year of the productivity of every man, woman and child on planet earth, some 7.4 billion people, is owed to someone, but who exactly no one really knows for sure. How is this possible?

As nations like Greece are forced into austerity and unnecessary hardship by private banks, it is becoming ever more clear to the people of the world that debt-based currency is being used to conquer nations and enslave free people. The fiat money scheme is so absurd, so detrimental to human progress, that any sane person has to wonder why the global debt cannot just be written off with a few key strokes, allowing the world’s economy to again thrive.

In fact it can be written off, as was implied by former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan.

“The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.” ~Alan Greenspan

In other words, the money, ie., the debt, is meaningless, only having value if governments around the world use law and the violence of authority to enforce their citizens into payment of these fraudulent obligations, which is indeed happening the world over.

“I thought about the core tools we EHMs (economic hit men) used in my day: false economics that i...

14:08

The Yoga Pose that “Makes” More Time. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was a comet for many years; going to retreats and then into forgetting about my mindful path and going partying loud with a bottle of tequila.

14:01

How to Quit your Job & Live in a Van. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I landed a job before I even graduated, with a salary of well over six figures. It was going to be so awesome, I told myself. It wasn't.

14:01

Secret History of RAND Corporation in Reverse Engineering Antigravity UFOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source - Exopolitics

by Dr. Michael Salla, September 22nd 2016

The RAND Corporation traces its origins to a research and development project created inside the Douglas Aircraft Company to study UFOs secretly retrieved by the U.S. military after the February 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid incident, according to former Douglas Aircraft employee, William Tompkins. Tompkins further reveals that in 1943 he began delivering briefing documents from a covert Navy espionage program, which had learned about antigravity craft created by Nazi Germany, to the Douglas research and development project that later evolved into the RAND Corporation.
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14:00

Bitwage Announces Payment-verified Reputation System For Freelancers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitwage continues to make a name for itself in the payroll business. The company has announced the launch of their new “My Employment” feature. This new offering lets users create a payment-verified professional profile, and creates a reputation system for Bitwage users. This should help freelancers and other remote workers increase their [international] client base. … Continue reading Bitwage Announces Payment-verified Reputation System For Freelancers

The post Bitwage Announces Payment-verified Reputation System For Freelancers appeared first on NEWSBTC.

14:00

Surprise Craftsy Sale: All Classes Under $20! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

surprise craftsy sale

We don’t usually like to send out too much about these Craftsy sales as I’m sure you all get enough emails directly from them.  However, I thought it would be worth highlighting this special surprise sale they have decided to run just for this weekend.

All Craftsy classes are going for under $20!  For classes that are regularly $29.99, that’s a good savings of some 30% –which is worth looking in to.  However, this sale covers ALL their classes including those classes usually prices at $49.99 (60% savings), $59.99 (67% savings) and even $69.99 (71% savings!)  Classes can be for sewing, quilting, or any other topic in the Craftsy Catalog.

If you’ve been waiting for a good time to grab those more expensive Craftsy classes, now’s the time!  Click HERE to shop this sale.

surprise craftsy sale

Here are a couple of my favorites that are now considerably cheaper than you would normally pay:

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13:58

Ten Ways to Make my Toes Curl & My Eyes Roll Back in my Head. {Non-Adult} "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here is a list of thrilling pleasures unrelated to f*cking which elicit a similar response in my grateful body and spirit.

13:57

How it Feels to be Loved Freely. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As I let your love in I began to understand it was given freely not because it lacked value but because it was unconditional.

13:55

Let’s Get Intimate: If He Loves Me, Why is He with Her? {Adult Q&A} "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If we're seeking a romantic relationship with someone, the criteria for such a union typically involves emotional, intellectual, verbal and sexual connection. But to make the relationship "right," we need one more essential element:

13:51

themintycupcake: agoodcartoon: oblivonion: make it... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



themintycupcake:

agoodcartoon:

oblivonion:

make it stop

“What we’ve been able to accomplish here has been amazing and much bigger than any of us and certainly much bigger than Reddit.

“We’ve proven that shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real. So many of you have asked us, how we can bring this to real life.”

for twelve months, you have been asking: Who is shitpost galt?

What the fuck did I just read? What the FUCK I have no words.

i just figured it out, he wants to make real life such a shithole that we gladly fork over several hundred dollars to escape into VR.

13:50

David Byrne & Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain the Importance of an Arts Education (and How It Strengthens Science & Civilization) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Unless you’re a policy geek or an educator, you may never have heard of the “STEM vs. STEAM” debate. STEM, of course, stands for the formula of “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” as a baseline for educational curriculum. STEAM argues for the necessity of the arts, which in primary and secondary education have waxed and waned depending on prevailing theory and, perhaps more importantly, political will. Andrew Carnegie may have donated handsomely to higher education, but he frowned on the study of “dead languages” and other useless pursuits. Industrialist Richard Teller Crane opined in 1911 that no one with “a taste for literature has the right to be happy” because “the only men entitled to happiness… are those who are useful.”

It’s a long way from thinking of poets as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world,” as Percy Shelley wrote in his “Defence of Poetry” 90 years earlier, but Shelley’s essay shows that even then the arts needed defending. By the time we get to STEM thinking, the arts have disappeared entirely from the conversation, become an afterthought, as venture capitalists, rather than wealthy industrialists, decide to trim them away from public policy and private investment. The situation may be improving, as more educators embrace STEAM, but “there’s tension,” as Neil DeGrasse Tyson says in the excerpt above from his StarTalk interview show on Nat Geo. In the kinds of funding crises most school districts find themselves in, “school boards are wondering, do we cut the art, do we keep the science?”


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The choice is a false one, argues former Talking Heads frontman and sometimes Cassandra-like cultural theorist David Byrne. “In order to really succeed in whatever… math and the sciences and engineering and things like that,” Byrne tells Tyson above, “you have to be able to think outside the box, and do creative problem solving… the creative thinking is in the arts. A certain amount of arts education…” will help you “succeed more and bring more to the world… bringing different worlds together has definite tangible benefits. To kind of cut one, or separate them, is to injure them and cripple them.”

The idea goes back to Aristotle, and to the creation of universities, when medieval thinkers touted the Liberal Arts—the Trivium (grammar, rhetoric, and logic) and Quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy)—as models for a balanced education. Tyson agrees that the arts and sciences should n...

13:50

Busting the Lies we Tell Ourselves. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My old stories are simple to summarize: hard to love, easy to leave, never good enough and unable to rely on anyone but myself. This is the scar tissue that aches on the difficult nights.

13:45

“I May be Single, but there is Love All Around Me.” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As a therapist and as a single woman I've had to re-write my own love story. One that doesn't leave me feeling as if my life and living depend on that one true love.

13:45

First Block Mined With Bitcoin Unlimited Gets to China in Milliseconds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Bitcoin.com’s mining pool mined its first block using the Bitcoin Unlimited protocol.

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13:41

Uncovering the 7 Health Benefits of Apples, Including Heart Health and Cancer Prevention "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Dena Schmidt
NaturalHealth365

We’ve all heard the famous saying, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ and many of us are familiar with the nutritional boost that apples bring. But, what exactly are the specific health benefits of apples?

Apples assist in an abundance of health areas. From cancer prevention to improving gut bacteria, they are truly a superfood. Of course, whenever possible, choose organic varieties to avoid unwanted pesticides in your food.

Enjoy the health benefits of apples for an improved quality of life


1. Reduce excess cholesterol levels

A Florida State University study found older women who consumed apples daily showed 23 percent lower levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol and an increase of 4 percent of good (HDL) cholesterol within six months.
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13:40

An Open Letter to the Men who Couldn’t Love Me because of my Weight. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

That little bit of weight I needed to lose turned into insecurities. It turned into self-loathing. It turned into me not seeing my real self in the mirror---me walking with my head down in the grocery store...

13:33

GALACTIC GRIGORIAN CHRONICLES PT2 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gregorian Calendar The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. The calendar was refined to the Julian calendar. The Egyptians, Druids, Incas, Polynesians (etc.) and even the Mayans (which had the most complex and correct calendar in history) used the 13 Moons (Months) calendar. In fact, almost every single indigenous tribe on Earth used the 13 […]

13:31

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. —Mark 9:23 (KJV)

13:31

7 unexpected messages on the bottom of beer cans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Clearly people who work at breweries are desperate to share their important thoughts and wisdom – as some of them keep slipping short messages onto the bottom of beer cans.

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13:30

Maker Spotlight: Jay Kravitz "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

mg_6836-3-1100Jay has helped produce Maker Faire for years, but has been playing with fire and metal for many years beyond that.

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13:27

oblivonion: make it stop “What we’ve been able to accomplish... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



oblivonion:

make it stop

“What we’ve been able to accomplish here has been amazing and much bigger than any of us and certainly much bigger than Reddit.

“We’ve proven that shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real. So many of you have asked us, how we can bring this to real life.”

for twelve months, you have been asking: Who is shitpost galt?

13:17

10 Ways to Alkalize Your Body Today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Michelle Schoffro Cook
Care2.com

Acidity in the body has been linked to pain, excess weight and many other health issues.

In small amounts, acidic foods like sugar, food additives, meat, rancid oils, trans fats and fried food can be handled by your body’s detoxification systems—the kidneys as well as its mineral reserves. But, over time, acidity can have many damaging effects on the body.

Excessive amounts of acid deplete oxygen, which is needed by every cell in your body to function properly. It damages the mitochondria—the cells’ energy centers—so your cells won’t have enough energy to perform their vital functions properly. If not properly eliminated or neutralized, excessive amounts of acid can even damage brain cells and other cells.


Furthermore, acid can damage tissues, joints, organs and glands, resulting in any number of imbalances or dysfunction. Excessive amounts of acidity need to be eliminated or acid will be stored in tissues and joints, causing damage over time. It depletes alkaline mineral stores in the body, particularly calcium from bones and magnesium from muscles.
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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT JESUS SECOND COMING: SEARCH THE BIBLE (Advanced) SELECT A BOOK (Index) CHAPTER VERSE Bible Verses About Jesus Second Coming Bible verses related to Jesus Second Coming from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order Revelation 1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Hebrews 9:28 - So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 - For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. Titus 2:13 - Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Revelation 19:11-16 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (Read More...) 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (Read More...) Matthew 25:31-46 - When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (Read More...) Revelation 3:7-11 - And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; (Read More...) Matthew 24:1-51 - And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew him the buildings of the temple. (Read More...) Matthew 16:27 - For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Matthew 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Revelation 1:1-6 - The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified [it] by his angel unto his servant John: (Read More...) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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JNC rescued from oblivion as workers accept pay settlement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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CYPN reports that for now the JNC agreement remains intact, JNC saved after youth workers accept pay settlement.

Earlier this year, local government employers announced they intended to end the dedicated terms and conditions deal for youth workers, known as the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) agreement, which has been in place since 1961.

However, this week staff representatives of the JNC agreement, which consist of Unite, Unison, the National Union of Teachers, and the University and College Union, accepted an offer that will see youth workers on salaries of £17,651 and above receive a rise of one per cent from September 2016, followed by a further one per cent increase in September 2017.

The pay deal will now preserve JNC terms and conditions for youth and community workers until 2018.

Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe, national officer for community, youth and play workers at Unite, said saving the JNC agreement is a “significant victory” for youth and community workers.

“We believe that termination of the JNC agreement will see the marginalisation of the youth work professional qualification and the consignment of the youth work profession into the history books, so this deal represents a great outcome,” he said.

“We will continue to protect and defend the profession of youth work and the JNC.

Whilst this outcome is to be welcomed it masks a continuing tension across what we might term the youth work profession. A significant number of youth work professionals have long been on pay and conditions other than JNC. Many work in settings, where JNC is not the accepted norm. So too in the shifting economy of youth work many independent initiatives, seeking to draw on social enterprise funding streams, find it impossible to compete and survive without abandoning JNC. How do folk on the ground respond to these dilemmas? What do they make of the present situation?


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Steve Beckow (and AAM and Linda Dillon) 9-22-16… “Archangel Michael on Hoarding” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

golden_age_of_gaia_banner19Short and sweet, this one is… and it aligns precisely with my “sense” of all this. Yes, here on the islands we have hurricanes and earthquakes and a few other things, and very likely most people here do keep some extra water, food, and supplies in case of emergency (oh, yes, in case ships stop delivering stuff to Hawaii). But I’ve never felt drawn to the “hoarding and prepping” thing.

I liked this one.

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Archangel Michael on Hoarding

Rumors fly back and forth of temporary bank closures and the need to survive for a period of x weeks on stocked-up supplies.

I asked Archangel Michael in my last reading with him through Linda Dillon, Sept. 2, 2016, if we needed to hoard.

Steve: The notion that we need to stock up on living necessities for a month, is that accurate?

AAM: It is not accurate. This is the fear….

You are seeing the old patterns come up to the forefront. What you are witnessing is those who have very clear memories, current and long histories, of enslavement, saying the “masters” – and that takes many forms, cabal, Illuminati, those in power, those I don’t agree with – are going to do nasty things to me and so I have need to enter into a realm of extreme protection so that I can hide away.

Now at the same time you and we are saying there is massive change. Spring has already come. The floodgates are open.

The new paradigms are anchored. People’s hearts are expanding. Your systems are shifting. You are awaiting blessings of all kinds.

There is a dichotomy here that is of the old duality polarity. So there are people who are saying, “Yes, we are engaging in the new and by the way I am really afraid and I am going to go away and hide.”

That is not the job or the path of lightworkers.

Are there shortages in certain areas of your planet. Yes, and there have been for a very long time.

But the purpose of these changes that we are very actively speaking about and that we are all with you working upon – you as the implementation team, we as your backup – are positive. [You are not meant] to be cowering in the corner hoarding. That is of the old.

So the opening of those floodgates means the wherewithal, and the political wherewithal – and I use that in the small ‘P” political – to make sure that food is available for everyone. A very practical example.

So when you hoard, what you are doing is that you are reinforcing the old – that you are in need, that you cannot create, that you cannot bring forth.

It is always wise to keep water and some food on hand, simply in case you want to spend the day in quiet reflection. But to hoard makes no sense. It is not our guidance. It is not what is needed.


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13:04

Why ginger is an effective cancer fighter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Samantha Debbie
Natural News

Scientific research shows that ginger offers a variety of therapeutic properties. One of the herb's many uses includes its ability to alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, including seasickness.

Previous studies show that ginger actually treats motion sickness better than some over-the-counter prescription drugs. The herb's ability to relieve nausea, dizziness, vomiting and cold sweating makes it a popular choice for treating the upset stomach frequently experienced by expectant mothers.

This flowering plant also contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, a substance that can help reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, even improving their mobility when consumed regularly.


The benefits of ginger are endless

Researchers from the University of Minnesota's Hormel Institute found that gingerols may inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells, after providing the herb to mice specifically bred to lack an immune system. Scientists fed the mice half a milligram of gingerol three times a week before injecting them with human colorectal cancer cells.
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13:00

American Pastor: Christian Children Should Be Taught To Be ‘Extremists’ Like Hitler Youth, ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Christian minister is perhaps the only person who took one look at the Nazis and thought “Now, that’s who we should be emulating!”

12:56

Two killed in violent eviction from 'shoot on sight' national park "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Two people were killed during the evictions on the edge of Kaziranga.
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Two people were killed and about 20 injured this week during a brutal eviction from India’s notorious shoot-on sight Kaziranga National Park. The eviction of three villages, carried out in the name of conservation, involved 1000 security personnel, along with elephants and bulldozers to destroy hundreds of houses, a government-built school and a mosque.

Disturbing scenes of the evictions can be seen here.

The families being evicted were from a non-tribal Muslim community, which had been established at the edge of the National Park for decades. This area has more recently been added as an extension to the park. The Guwahati High Court ordered the eviction, in October 2015, citing the needs of wildlife and stating: "There should be no human habitation.”

No compensation had been given before the eviction, nor were the families provided with any alternative shelter. The state government has promised to provide compensation within 40 days, but many are skeptical that this will ever materialize. They question why it’s being offered after the eviction rather than before.

Rafiq Ali, a community leader in Banderdubi village said: “We have been residing in this area for decades, and all of a sudden the government told us to vacate… The security forces fired at us.”

Akash Orang, a tribal boy, was shot by a park guard in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India
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Tribal peoples in the area face arrest and beatings, torture and even death. A number of indigenous and tribal villages have also been given eviction orders by the same court. More than 600 tribal families in these villages fear that such brutal methods will also be used against them. No date has yet been set for these evictions, but a local contact told Survival: “Everyone is very frightened.”

Many of the people living in these villages have already been evicted from the park before, some multiple times as the park boundaries have expanded. Once again they find their home has been declared part of a protected area and told they have no choice but to leave. This violates Indian and international law, which clearly state that tribal peoples can only be relocated from their land with their free and informed consent.

The big conservation organizations are guilty of supporting this. They never speak out against evictions. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) even offers commercial...

12:56

Scientists Find Fruit In Australia Capable Of Killing Cancer, Mainstream Media Stays Silent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Amanda Froelich
True Activist

“The compound works by three ways essentially: it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body's own immune system to clean up the mess that's left behind.”

Already, 1 in 2 people is expected to develop cancer in their lifetimes. That’s 50% of all humans on Earth. If a potential cure was found, one would expect to see it broadcasted on every mainstream media site, correct? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Regardless, this recent discovery is worth knowing about and passing along to others.


According to ABC News, an eight-year-long study led by Dr. Glen Boyle, from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane, has confirmed that a compound in a rare berry which grows exclusively in Australia is capable of killing tumors. The flushed berry, also known as the Hylandia dockrillii, has a unique compound called EBC-46 that kills head and neck tumors as well as melanomas. In approximately 75% of the cases, says Dr. Boyle, the cancer cells did NOT come back.
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12:55

Art Movements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The statue of Vladimir Lenin on the roof of the Red Square apartment building in New York (photo by Allison Meier for Hyperallergic) (click to enlarge)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world.

The Red Square building’s 18-foot-tall statue of Vladimir Lenin was removed late on Monday night. The sculpture, which was originally commissioned by the USSR from artist Yuri Gerasimov, had stood on the roof of the East Village apartment building since 1989. Its removal follows reports of the building’s sale to developer Dermot Company for $100 million. Flickr user editrixie documented the statue’s removal in a series of photographs titled “Marxism on the Move.”

Human rights lawyer, Xia Lin, whose clients include Ai Weiwei and Pu Zhiqiang, was jailed for 12 years for fraudulently obtaining $700,000 to pay off gambling debts.

Firefighters struggled to extinguish a fire at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Art.

François Hollande announced the formation of a $100-million fund to combat attacks on cultural heritage sites in the Middle East during a speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Quimbaya sculpture repatriated by the Art Recovery Group. The organization was alerted to the upcoming sale of the sculpture by art historian Beth West (photo by Fatima De La Espada) (click to enlarge)

The Art Recovery Group announced the restitution of an indigenous Colombian artifact that went missing from a museum in Cartagena 80 years ago. According to the ARG, the ceramic sculpture was recently consigned to Hampstead Auctions in London. The consigner, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed that his ex-girlfriend’s family gave him the sculpture as a gift in 1999.

The...

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Watch this low-budget ad that’s so cringe-making it’s gone viral "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Colne Tyre Centre in Lancashire wanted to introduce their new Sunday opening hours, they decided to let the world, or at least Colne, know with a self-made advert.

Filmed in portrait and featuring a salesman who can’t keep still, the ad urges people to ‘like, share and comment’ on the post for the chance to win not £100, but £200; a fact dramatically announced with the production of two bundles of notes from behind Fidgety Man’s back.

What they’ve ended up with is a video that looks as though Peter Kay had created David Brent. Watch and enjoy!

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12:47

Dutch Brothers Arrested for Stealing Electricity to Mine Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — Two brothers from Rotterdam have been arrested for stealing electricity to mine bitcoins. According to the Openbaar Ministerie, local police confiscated the mining equipment and 200 thousand euros.

Also read: Microsoft Unveils Roadmap for ‘Bletchley’ Blockchain Project

Two Brothers Allegedly Stole Electricity to Mine Bitcoin and Grow Marijuana

Stedin electricity logoLocal reports said the two unnamed brothers owned the equipment, but stole power from the Stedin utility grid.

News outlets reported police had investigated the Kobe Avenue property in Rotterdam for some time before making the arrests.

The brothers have run their mining operation since 2014, investigators told the District Court of Rotterdam. Over the course of that time, the alleged thieves raked in over €200,000 ($224,000) worth of Bitcoin. Prosecutors said the accused thieves may also have more bitcoins stored in a hidden wallet.

Alongside this, the brothers maintained a cannabis operation which was also siphoning power from Stedin. Police seized the crops, growing equipment and mining rigs during the arrest. The prosecution said the men purchased mining equipment with profits from their cannabis business. Allegedly, the cannabis nursery operated for two years and made roughly €75,000 ($84,000) per harvest.

Reports said the brothers were also accused of money laundering. The youngest brother was allegedly the leader of the operation. Because of this, he faces more jail time than his older sibling — who only faces six months. The case investigators said this is the “first of its kind” in the region, and prosecutors are demanding the courts apply maximum punishment.

Not The First Time In The Netherlands

While prosecutors said the crime is a first, in 2014 local Dutch news outlets reported a 43-year-old Tilburg man was also accused of stealing electricity. Reports said the man stole power from a commercial property to power 21 mining rigs.

Police did not confirm how long the operation had been going on, and local news outlets never reported the outcome of the arrest.

The Netherlands is friendly towards Bitcoin use, but police believe the brothers stole the electricity due to a lack of mining profitability. The younger brother faces a sentence of over a year and a half in jail with a fine of €250,000 ($280,000). The Netherlands d...

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World’s Largest Mining Company to Use Blockchain for Supply Chain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The world’s largest mining firm as ranked by PwC intends to begin using the ethereum blockchain to improve its supply chain processes.

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BibleGateway - : psalms :Psalm 1 [Full Chapter] Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. ... Bible search results 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Psalm 105:2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Luke 20:42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations King James Version (KJV) Public Domain Filter by: All (9) Old Testament (3) 1 Chronicles (1) Psalm (2) New Testament (6) Luke (2) Acts (1) Ephesians (1) Colossians (1) James (1) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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GALATIANS 5:22 KJV "But the fruit of the spirit is loue, ioy, peace, long suffering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, faith," I WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST IN MY HOME WE WORSHIP THE LORD PS: ACTUAL LUCIFERIANS NOT JUST THOSE WITHOUT GOD ARE THE DEVILS THAT IS KNOWN IN THE BIBLE VERSES BUT THOSE THAT PRACTICE LUCIFERIANISM ARE IN DIRECT CONTRAST IF YOU HAVE EVER READ THEIR WRIGHTINGS TO THE BIBLE A ND YES THEY BELEIVE PAST THE SMOKE AND MIRRORS PROPAGANDA IN A LITERAL LUCIFER WHERE I READ ABOUT THEM IS AMAZING DISCOVERIES.ORD AND THIS IS A PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN SEVENTDAY ADVENTIST WESITE EXSPOSING THE LUCIFERIAN TEXT WITH THE WORD OF GOD FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE IN THE TOTAL ONSLAUGHT SERIES AND MORE AND THOSE THAT DON;T EXSPOSE THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOB WITH THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT AND THEN CAN FALL INTO ENVY AND PERSONAL PRIDE LIKE LUCIFER FELL LIKE LIGHNING FROM HEAVEN LOOK UP WISDOM THROUGH THE SEARCH ENGINES AND ALL THE OTHER S THAT GO WITH KNOLEDGE AND THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE FOR THE REAL TRUTH THAT ONLY COMES IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST ALL GLORY BE TO GOD IN HEAVEN IN JESUS CHRIST GOD IN ALL HIS FORMS I S LOVE JESUS CHRIST IS LOVE MAY THE FALSE MINISTERS BE UNMASKED AND IF THEY CAN BE BE MADE STRONGER MENTALY PHYSICALY AND SPIRITUALY BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL AND OPEN THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR EYES THUE TRUTH AND LOVE AND WISDOM ALL THAT IS TRUE CAN ONLY COME THRUE YOU MY LOVING LORD JESUS CHRIST BE YE NOR ME DEVCEIVE IN JESUS CHRIST HOLLY NAME LOVING AND TRUE AMEN GALACIANS 26 26 Let vs not be desirous of vaine glory, prouoking one another, enuying one another. N GALATIONS 18 18 But if yee be lead of the spirit, yee are not vnder the Law. GALATIONS 16 16 This I say then, Walke in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 1 Brethren, if a man bee ouertaken in a fault: yee which are spirituall, restore such a one in the spirit of meeknesse, considering thy selfe least thou also be tempted. 2 Beare ye one anothers burthens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ. GALATIONS 1 AND 2 NAME IN LOVE AMEN "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GALATIANS 5:22 KJV "But the fruit of the spirit is loue, ioy, peace, long suffering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, faith,"



Galatians 5:22

“But the fruit of the spirit is loue, ioy, peace, long suffering, gentlenesse, goodnesse, faith,”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Sees Applications in Authenticated Content And Certification "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Certification Framework (WCF) has announced it will use distributed ledger technology to authenticate certificate issuance and tamper-proof content for its fall/winter courses. The use of distributed ledger technology is consistent with the alliance’s goal of promoting the adoption of distributed ledger technology across financial markets. A Blockchain Brain Trust The […]

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12:01

World's Largest Mining Company to Use Blockchain for Supply Chain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The world's largest mining firm as ranked by PwC intends to begin using the ethereum blockchain to improve its supply chain processes.

Source

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Morning Walk Wrap "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With fall gently settling in, early morning walks with my puppy, Teddy, have called for an extra layer. Not quite ready for a jacket, I turned to my Cricket Loom for just the thing I need, a Morning Walk Wrap!

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Cozy and toasty, our new Cashmere Merino Bloom falls with a beautiful, supple drape and glows against contrast sections of doubled Line Weight merino. We added these blocks of color using an interlocking weft technique, which ensures no gaps for chilly air to flow through.

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With my Morning Walk Wrap, my sunrise strolls with Teddy are now comfy and toasty, and they also glow with the warmth and beauty of the sun that’s rising! -Kelly

Materials

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Get all the yarn you need with our Morning Walk Wrap Bundle. It includes…

  • Main Color (MC): 5 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cashmere Merino Bloom, 75% extra fine merino wool and 25% cashmere. We used Honey Pink.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool. We used Super Pink.

You’ll also need…

  • Schacht Spindle Co’s 15-inch Cricket Loom, which includes the 8-dent reed you’ll use

Structure

Plain Weave with Interlocking Weft

Warp

Warp Length: 96 inches (includes 16 inches of loom waste)

Warp Ends: 118

Width in Reed: 14.75 inches

Ends Per Inch (E.P.I.): 8

Size

Finished Dimensions, Unblocked: 12 1/2 inches wide x 80 inches long, with a 2-inch fringe

Finished Dimensions, Blocked: 12 1/4 inches wide x 76 inches long, with a 2-inch fringe

Note

Cricket Looms come with a very user-friendly instructional booklet that walks you through every step of the weaving process, from assembling the loom to tying the fringe. For even more guidance, check out our Cricket Loom Tips.

Pattern

Warp the Loom

Set up the warping peg 96 inches from the front of the loom.

With an 8-dent reed in place and using the MC (Cashmere Merino Bloom), begin threading the heddle by pulling the first loop of yarn through the first slat at the right end of the reed.

Working from right to left, pull the MC through all of the remaining slats (59 total).

Cut the MC and tie it to the back apron rod. You should have 118 warp threads.

Finish the warp according to the Cricket Loom instructions, transferring one strand from each slot to the hole to the right.

Weave

Wind one shuttle full of the MC.

Wind the other shuttle full of the CC, doubling this yarn as you wind. To do this hold 2 strands together, pulling from...

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12:00

This range of condoms in Iceland has fairly distinctive packaging "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Icelandic condom maker “Enjoy Our Nature” takes the country’s abundance of geysers, reynisdrangar (basalt sea stacks) and fimmvörðuháls (the area of the big volcanic eruption in 2010) as inspiration for their range.

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12:00

Sewing for Kindergarten "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Our youngest started Kindergarten. I am just going to take a moment and let that sink in…. I am kind of a hot mess about this, as you may already know from my ‘3 ways to make patches post‘. Somewhere along the patch making process, it really hit me. My little man, my baby, my knight […]

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11:47

Norwegian Airlines take advantage of Brad Pitt’s divorce "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not sure that this is such a great idea for an advert, given all that’s going on between the two of them…

The post Norwegian Airlines take advantage of Brad Pitt’s divorce appeared first on The Poke.

11:44

Bitcoin Price Watch; Spiking In To The Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So the end of the week is here, and it’s time to take a penultimate look at the bitcoin price market before we kick off the weekend. Price has been pretty volatile across the last few days, and with this volatility has come plenty of opportunity to get in and out of the markets according … Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Spiking In To The Weekend

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT JESUS LOVE:Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 1 John 4:19 - We love him, because he first loved us. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 1 John 4:16 - And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Matthew 22:37-39 - Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (Read More...) Romans 8:1-39 - [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Read More...) John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 1 Timothy 2:5 - For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1 Corinthians 13:13 - And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity. John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. John 6:50-71 - This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. (Read More...John 14:28 - Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. John 3:1-36 - There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: (Read More...)) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT JESUS LOVE

 Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:19 - We love him, because he first loved us.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 4:16 - And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Matthew 22:37-39 - Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.   (Read More...)

Romans 8:1-39 - [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.   (Read More...)

John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1 Timothy 2:5 - For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

1 Corinthians 13:13 - And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

John 6:50-71 - This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.   (Read More...)
 John 14:28 - Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

John 3:1-36 - There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:   (Read More...)

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE KING JAMES TRUE WORD OF GOD https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Wisdom-And-Knowledge/ BIBLE VERSES ABOUT WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE James 1:5 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction. Psalms 111:10 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever. Proverbs 2:1-22 - My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; (Read More...) Ecclesiastes 7:12 - For wisdom [is] a defence, [and] money [is] a defence: but the excellency of knowledge [is, that] wisdom giveth life to them that have it. 1 Corinthians 3:19-20 - For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. (Read More...) Colossians 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 1 Timothy 2:4 - Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. Isaiah 11:2 - And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; Matthew 7:7-8 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (Read More...) Proverbs 4:1-27 - Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. (Read More...) 1 Corinthians 1:20 - Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? Romans 1:22-25 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (Read More...) 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 - In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. (Read More...) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 KING JAMES TRUE WORD OF GOD

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Wisdom-And-Knowledge/

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE

 James 1:5 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalms 111:10 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.

Proverbs 2:1-22 - My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;   (Read More...)

Ecclesiastes 7:12 - For wisdom [is] a defence, [and] money [is] a defence: but the excellency of knowledge [is, that] wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

1 Corinthians 3:19-20 - For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.   (Read More...)

Colossians 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

1 Timothy 2:4 - Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Isaiah 11:2 - And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Matthew 7:7-8 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:   (Read More...)

Proverbs 4:1-27 - Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.   (Read More...)

1 Corinthians 1:20 - Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

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11:32

Are You Missing This Key Strategy In Your Family Preparedness Planning? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, I’m sure you may recall the expression “Don’t stop the training!” either from your days in scholastic sports or if you were in the military.  Keep that expression in mind, every day, and I wish to make a suggestion to “spice” up the training just a tad bit.  The concept is referred to as cross training or station training, also known as “Round Robin” in the vernacular.  Station training is a good technique to use to involve the whole family in something, and shower “kudos” on one another with good performance.

Here’s the Key: Everybody in the family participates as a student and as an instructor.

If you have a “family day,” or a particular day off when everyone is together, that would be the perfect opportunity.  Make 1-2 training “blocks” for blocks of instruction.  One instructor per block, with the instructor being one of the members of your family.

Yes, Readers, you read that correctly.  Here’s the scoop: After accessing your family member’s strengths, have them discuss the survival skills that each of your family members excels in, and have them develop a plan of instruction during the week prior to that family day…when they will serve as the instructor for the rest of the family.

This is pure participation at its finest.  Granddad may be an excellent mechanic.  Have him give a crash course on how to hotwire your car in an emergency, and how to do simple repairs and maintenance.  Big Sis may be a brown belt in Judo.  Have her instruct on the finer points of one or two holds, or one or two basic kicks.  Mom is a green thumb.  How about a short course, Mom, on seed-saving, and the differences between annuals and perennials?  Dad is an artist.  How about a short course on drawing, Dad, and making basic sketches and renderings?  Could come in handy when you’re outdoors and need to make a map, or analyze a course of action for a means of escaping a natural disaster.

Do a couple of these on a family day.  Whoever is instructing can come up with a short handout or program, and set up the station to teach, and then take the family through a demonstration period.  Some great topic suggestions are:

There truly are unlimited amounts of subjects.  Use visual aids, such as power points or computer displays to reinforce what is being taught.

Make it real and make it relevant

After the instruction, everyone should come away with a good idea on the basics of something they may or may not have ever seen or tried before.  This can help them face a fear or learning a new skill all together. The only limits are your imaginations and the amount of dedication that you have to make the training p...

11:31

Cocaine Filled Greeting Cards Shut Down Brisbane Police Station "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In Brisbane, Australia, two greeting cards managed to shut down an entire police station. The building was evacuated and a 50 meter exclusion zone was set up. Anthrax, a potent biological weapon, was suspected to be inside the greeting cards.

When an unidentified Australian man looked through his mail, he was surprised with two greeting cards. He was surprised once again upon discovering that one of the cards contained roughly 2g of white powder. Believing the powder to be dangerous, he placed both cards in a plastic bag for transport. The anonymous man drove straight to Boondall Police Station in north Brisbane.

Bringing a potential chemical weapon to a police department went as well as one could have expected. The police responded aptly. Boondall Police Station was flagged with do-not-cross tape while Queensland Fire and Emergency Service were dispatched. The building was completely evacuated by 8pm.

Forensics teams were then seen sweeping the building in bright yellow Hazmat suits and gas masks. According to ABC, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service conducted a dip-test on the suspicious powder; preliminary results indicate that the man received 2g of cocaine. Due to the very nature of the test, the dip-test is a very inconclusive test. Since the man unexpectedly received powder in the mail, investigators wanted a more in-depth analysis. The powder was then sent to the John Tonge Centre for further testing.

The presence of cocaine did, however, give the Boondall Police Station staff an opportunity to get back to work. By 10pm, the building was back to being operational.

Both birthday cards and the illegal contents within them were mailed from an address in the UK. Queensland Police are working with British law enforcement to track down the sender. There are major consequences for mailing controlled substances but the anthrax scare makes the investigation more intense.

DailyMail points out that “In 2008, a live batch of anthrax was accidentally sent to Australia in a bungle by the US military.”

The post Cocaine Filled Greeting Cards Shut Down Brisbane Police Station appeared first on Deep Dot Web.

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11:30

Tutorial - How to Make a Quilled Paper Acorns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

http://www.thepaperycraftery.com/quilling/quilling-paper-acorns/
Add a natural element to your autumn decor

Tutorial at The Papery Craftery Blog

"Quilling paper acorns, although totally and completely adorable, aren’t really a new design. There are a bunch of quilling paper artists designing and selling paper acorn ornaments that are just lovely! But when I was brainstorming new autumn quilling crafts, it dawned on me….I could make a quilling paper acorn with real acorn caps".... Read more

11:25

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT FOOLS FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE THANK YOU:Proverbs 18:2 - A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. Proverbs 29:11 - A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards. Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 10:14 - Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction. Proverbs 29:9 - [If] a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, [there is] no rest. Ecclesiastes 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Proverbs 14:7-9 - Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge. (Read More...) Proverbs 18:7 - A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul. Psalms 14:1 - (To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good. Psalms 14:1-4 - (To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good. (Read More...) Titus 3:3 - For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another. Proverbs 14:15 - The simple believeth every word: but the prudent [man] looketh well to his going. Proverbs 15:7 - The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so Ecclesiastes 4:5 - The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh. 2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT FOOLS

 Proverbs 18:2 - A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 29:11 - A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise [man] keepeth it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 10:14 - Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.

Proverbs 29:9 - [If] a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, [there is] no rest.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 14:7-9 - Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not [in him] the lips of knowledge.   (Read More...)

Proverbs 18:7 - A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul.

Psalms 14:1 - (To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.

Psalms 14:1-4 - (To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David.) The fool hath said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, [there is] none that doeth good.   (Read More...)

Titus 3:3 - For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.

Proverbs 14:15 - The simple believeth every word: but the prudent [man] looketh well to his going.

Proverbs 15:7 - The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.

 Ecclesiastes 4:5 - The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentanc...

11:21

Proverbs 1:7 KJV - The fear of the LORD is the beginning - Bible Gateway thue jesus christ in love and humble little prayers comes true wisdom not lucifer the devil or any other means such as atheism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Proverbs 1:7 KJV - The fear of the LORD is the beginning - Bible Gateway


Proverbs 1:7King James Version (KJV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
the lord is the loving lord

 JESUS CHRIST NAME THE ONLY NAME IN GALATIONS THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS RIGHT TO PRAY AND  TRUTH AND THE SCALES FALLING FROM YOU EYES AS WITHIN SCRIPTURE COMETH ONLY WITH LOVING HUMBLE LITTLE PRAYER IN JESUS CHRIST NAME THE LOVING LORD OF LORD AND KING OF KINGS  SELF CONTROLLOVE  JOY PEACE PATEINCE KINDNESS GOODNESS FAITHFULNESS ALL THRUE THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST TRUE CHRISTAN BEAR THIS AND PRAY FOR MOR OF THIS AS JESUS CHRIST IS LOVE AND INFINITE  AND THE ONLY NAME WE ARE TO PRAY IN IN LOVE AND LIGHT AND THAT WHICH IS TRUE  I AM A LINIAGED CHRISTAN AND WAS LITERALY BORN INTO CHURCH  I DON'T PULL RABITS OUT OF HATS I THINK WITH ALL SCRIPTURE IN COMTEXT NOT MAGIC PARLOR TRICKS  MAY THE SCALES FALL FROM MINE AND ALLN YOUR EYES AS THE BIBLE SAYS TO DO BUT NOT THUE LUCIFER FOR THAT WOULD GO HORIBLY WRONG ONLY IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST SHAL ANY BE SAVE IN TRUTH LOVE AND LIGHT THAT COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LOVING LORD OF LORD AND KING OF KINGS HUMBLY AND NOT PIDFUL LIKE LUCIFER FELL WITH HIS INIQUITIES IN TRUTH  WITH LOVE JAMES

11:02

From the 9-21-16 Ian Greenhalgh VT article… “A few more highlights” (and “Who’s this Dr. Les Sachs person?”) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I read through this entire deal, and found a few more highlights which I present in this update. I am not including highlights from the individual parts in the headings “A B & C” (towards the end), but include the titles of those sections, in case you wish to read more.

Also, this is not a personal “passing of judgement” on Edward Snowden, or anything that has been released via his efforts. Whether his released information is “tainted because he is a CIA asset” or not, certainly much of it has “waked people up” to much of what has been going on behind their backs.

However, from other data I’ve recently (meaning, during the past 24 hours) looked into, I am convinced that both the “Assange/WikiLeaks” and the “Snowden/Greenwald/Guardian” affairs are CIA “limited hangouts“. More on that later.

As I now understand, it appears this was actually written by Dr Les (Leszek – Leslie) Sachs. Here is a bit from his bio…

“Polish and EU citizen living in the EU capital, Brussels, Belgium – Writer and scholar, Harvard classmate of top US leaders who became leading dissident writer on US regime judicial corruption and media control crimes, and was forced to flee death threats and extortion in USA. Millions were spent to attack, threaten, and tell lies about me, while US web search engines illegally erase my websites from search results.

“At Harvard and in university days, many times I rejected the opportunity to become one of the wealthy, high US elites oppressing their own citizens and the world. Instead, I followed my spiritual instincts to be someone active in fighting corruption, and supporting and helping victims and the common people of this planet. My willingness to oppose criminal psychopaths is something for which I have paid a heavy price.”

from
Russia Govt. Report: Snowden, Greenwald are CIA frauds
(Kp blog post link)

Additional highlights (Kp’s)

It showed the great strength of the Russian Federation, allowing Snowden to stay in Russia, despite seeing he is a major security threat to the Russian state. There were indeed benefits to Russia, Europe and the world, by allowing this CIA ‘Operation Fake Dissident’ to run its course for a while, this evil game starring the CIA agent, liar and actor Edward Snowden, this tragic betrayer of the trust of tens of millions of people.

It was amusing recently that Russia’s great President Putin, spoke with Snowden to his face, before Snowden is due for a round of intense questioning about his lies and criminal activity. We saw Snowden’s smirking ‘duping delight’, the giveaway facial signs of a liar, believing he is successfully deceiving all of his listeners.

…with our recent test and demonstration, in which Snowden and Assange proved themselves...

11:00

Atheists Are Luciferians "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ublished on Sep 22, 2016

Satan offered three things to Eve in the Garden of Eden:
1. Her eyes would be opened.
2. Defining good and evil.
3. Wisdom

Modern day atheists are following the above system.

11:00

Ethereum Network Comes Across Yet Another DOS Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ethereum is definitely heading towards trouble. The promising blockchain-based smart contracts protocol has been facing a lot of issues in the recent days, the latest one being yet another DOS attack. A brief alert about the latest DOS attack was published earlier yesterday on Ethereum’s blog. The alert statement reads, “URGENT ALL MINERS: The network … Continue reading Ethereum Network Comes Across Yet Another DOS Attack

The post Ethereum Network Comes Across Yet Another DOS Attack appeared first on NEWSBTC.

10:49

Opening this car glove box sounds like someone playing light jazz "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today in soundalikes, YouTuber StuffWhatIDone shows how opening his car’s glove box sounds exactly like someone playing some light jazz music on the clarinet.

And don’t worry, there is a remix that really highlights the talent of the glovebox clarinet. Enjoy!

The post Opening this car glove box sounds like someone playing light jazz appeared first on The Poke.

10:42

THE UNHOLY SEE with Timothy Alberino (Seek4Truth podcast) may the SCALES FALL MORE AND MORE FROM HIS EYES AND MINE STRENGHTHENING HIM SPIRITUALY MENTALY AND PHYSICALY AND I AS WELL IN ALL WAYS OF LOVE AND LIGHT AND IN JESUS CHRIST NAME MAYE THE SCALES FALL FROM ALL OUR EYES IN JEUS CHRIST NAME AMEN ALEINS ARE DEMONS ANAOCKI ARE DEMONS IT IS EVEN IN THE HIGHEST LUCIFERIAN BOOKS AMAZINGDICOVERIES WALTER VEITH WILL SHOW YOU MORE AT AMAZINGDISCOVERIS .ORG TO GO WITH THIS TO SEEK TRUTH WISDOM AN TRUE KNILEDGE AND ALL THAT IS GOOD WHICH I PRAY FOR THIS FELLOW WALTER VEITH AND MYSELF AND ALL OF US MANIFESTING IN LOVE AND THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT OF GALATIONS AND FOR STEVE QUALE SEEING TRUTH MORE AND MORE SHOWING US WISDOM LOVE AND TRUTH AND ALL THAT IS GOOD AND TO FIGHT AGAINST EVIL OF SATAN LUCIFER THE DEVILL AND THE FFALLEN ANGELS AN THEIR MANIFESTATIONS THROUGH ME THROUGH ALL LISTED AND ANY AND EVERY WAY IN YOUR WORD GEAR GOD IN HEAVEN THROUGH YOUR HOLLY SPIRIT AND IN PROTECTING ME THEM AND THAT WE ARE GIVEN THE ALL THE POWERS ABILITES WIDOM AND ALL IT TAKES TO DEFEND OURSELVES AND OTHERS FROM THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL FROM THE SOIRTUAL TO THE PHYSICAL EARTH THE TESTING GROUND IWITH YOUR HOLLY ANGELS WATCHING AFTER US WORKING WITH US IN PRAYER IN TRUTH LOVE AND LIGHT THAT ONLY COMES IN JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN WITH LOVE JAMES :PS PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN PRAYER CHAINS AS WELL WITH THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT OF GALATIONS 5:22 AND 5:23 IN MIND AND YOUR HEARTS AND IN ALL THAT YOU ARE IN AND THROUGH THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRT OF JESUS CHRIST LOVING NAME REAL AND TRUE LOVE AMEN "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Published on Sep 22, 2016
Tim Alberino joins Jake Ruchotzke (Seek4Truth podcast) to discuss the True Legends Documentary Series, and many other fascinating topics.

Click on the following links to see the True Legends Films:

EPISODE 1: TECHNOLOGY OF THE FALLEN
http://www.truelegendstheseries.com/p...

EPISODE 2: THE UNHOLY SEE
http://www.truelegendstheseries.com/p...

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fyeahsoftvaporboreanism: the-orthodox-autocrat: quiet-observati... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"





















fyeahsoftvaporboreanism:

the-orthodox-autocrat:

quiet-observations:

c9h13nczistyj:

Beograd is burning: Attempt at Gay Parade in Serbia cancelled after violent protests.

@the-orthodox-autocrat Serbs don’t want no degeneracy.

Only way to handle it
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10:30

President Bush’s Former US Director of Mint Offers a Fresh Option to Retirement with Bitcoin Investment "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Investing in Bitcoin as part of your retirement plan has been unheard of until now. A majority of the Bitcoin community has been using the digital currency mainly as a trade instrument. Other uses of Bitcoin so far have been as a medium of value transfer and short-term investments.  Breaking the trend, Bitcoin IRA is … Continue reading President Bush’s Former US Director of Mint Offers a Fresh Option to Retirement with Bitcoin Investment

The post President Bush’s Former US Director of Mint Offers a Fresh Option to Retirement with Bitcoin Investment appeared first on NEWSBTC.

10:29

Political Unicorn Spotted "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Published on Sep 22, 2016
I spotted a political unicorn today. This was a once in a lifetime event that needed to be documented.
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10:16

This woman wrote and submitted her uni assignment whilst drunk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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When McKenna Clark checked her emails the morning after a very drunk night out, she was horrified to discover she had emailed one of her professors and even more horrified when she realised what she’d sent him.

Not only had she written her assignment – spectacularly badly – but she’d also signed off with ‘Love you’.

assignment

She’d written:

“Illegal to kiss on train (mala prohibita) talk about weather it should be illegal or not.  It should be legal to kiss on the train because it is romantic.

Professor Grams, my name is McKenna, I had some Dr. Pepper’s I am doing good.  Your assignment is way too hard. I can’t do it right now.

I am better now, however, because the Dr. Pepper’s wore off.  I am now contemplating the assignemtn that you gave me.

It’s illegal to kiss on the train because it is a safety violation.  If you are kissing while on the train you must realize that it could end up being dangerous.

If the driver was kissing on the train, who would be driving the train. You are welcome.

Love you,”

She then shared the embarrassing evidence on Twitter, with the cautionary note “PSA: don’t write papers hammered and then turn them in like me”

Although no further evidence was necessary, her friend tweeted a snap from the night out to demonstrate how drunk she had been:

Her professor is yet to reply.

HT: Metro

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10:09

Office of Poofness 9-22-16… “Mid-week Report” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

poofness_office_of_286Here is Zap’s mid-week update.

“THE CURRENT GLOBAL SITUATION IS HEATING UP TREMENDOUSLY AS THE MONEY MOVEMENTS FOR THE RELEASES ARE GETTING FINISHED OFF. ALREADY MANY TONS OF GOLD HAVE BEEN MOVED HERE AND THERE OVER TIME TO POSITION THE NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM PROPERLY, AND ENSURE THE ROLLOUT OF THIS IN A SMOOTH MANNER… THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT GO ALONG WITH THIS NEW SYSTEM PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING. THIS ELEMENT WAS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE…

“THE ARRESTS AND/OR FIRINGS OF BANKERS IS GETTING TO A POSITION OF CLOSURE AS CORRUPTION IS GETTING WIPED OUT IN THE BANKING SYSTEM. REPORTS OF WELLS FARGO BEING BAD GUYS, FOR EXAMPLE, EXTENDED TO THEIR PRACTICE OF OPENING ACCOUNTS TO GAIN PROFIT, AND UNSAVORY ACT. BUT IT IS NOT A MAJOR CORRUPTION ISSUE, BUT MORE LIKE A SMOKE SCREEN.

“WE ARE LOOKING TO GET THE 100 MILES TO THE GALLON CARBURETORS OUT TO THE WORLD. WE WANT TO SEE CURES FOR DISEASES COMING OUT AND HELPING US. WE WANT TO HAVE CLEAN POWER UNITS AND PRISTINE WATER… WE WANT TO HAVE NON-GMO ORGANIC FOOD THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU. THIS IS WHO WE ARE, AND WE WILL NOT CHANGE FROM THIS DIRECTION. WE CAN NOT. WE KNOW THAT THESE THINGS ARE AVAILABLE, AND NOT HAVING THEM PREVENTS OUR HUMANITY FROM MOVING FORWARD.

“SO PLEASE MAINTAIN A POSITIVE PICTURE OF WHAT IS TO COME. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF THE PARADIGM SHIFT FOR OUR HUMANITY, AND THE RELEASES THAT ARE IN PROGRESS RIGHT NOW SPELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOING TO THE STARS, OR STAYING BY THE CAMPFIRE WITHOUT MARSHMALLOWS. ABOVE ALL, MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH.”

Kp note: I always take these “Poofnesses” as potential data. Bottom line, how does it hit my Higher Innards”? Does it “ring” true within (if it “rings” at all)?

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HI ALL

THE CURRENT GLOBAL SITUATION IS HEATING UP TREMENDOUSLY AS THE MONEY MOVEMENTS FOR THE RELEASES ARE GETTING FINISHED OFF. ALREADY MANY TONS OF GOLD HAVE BEEN MOVED HERE AND THERE OVER TIME TO POSITION THE NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM PROPERLY, AND ENSURE THE ROLLOUT OF THIS IN A SMOOTH MANNER. THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS ROLLOUT IS FAR GREATER THAN WHAT IS PERCEIVED, AS THIS SYSTEM IS MEANT TO TAKE US INTO THE NEW PARADIGM.

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT GO ALONG WITH THIS NEW SYSTEM PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING. THIS ELEMENT WAS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE AS THE DRUG LORDS AND POLITICIANS WITH STOLEN WEALTH ALL NEED TO LAUNDER THE MONEY TO BE SAFE FROM BEING CAUGHT. HOWEVER, THEY ARE BEING CAUGHT BY THE HUNDREDS AS THEY ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT THE NEW SYSTEM NOT UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL.

THE ARRESTS AND/OR FIRINGS OF BANKERS IS GETTING TO A POSITION OF CLOSURE AS CORRUPTION IS GETTING WIPED OUT IN THE BANKING SYSTEM. REPORTS OF WELLS FARGO BEING BAD GUYS, FOR EXAMPLE, EXTENDED TO THEIR PRACTICE OF OPENING ACCOUNTS TO GAIN PROFIT, AND UNSAVORY ACT. BUT IT IS NOT A MAJOR CORRUPTION ISSUE, BUT MORE LIKE A SMOKE SCREEN. SINCE THE WELLS FARGO IS THE BANK THAT WILL BE PERFORMING A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE MONEY MOVEMENTS,...

10:05

Outnumbered 9/21/16 Full: New Hillary Pay to Play Info! Hillary Gave 194... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Sep 22, 2016

Outnumbered 9/21/16 Full Episode: New Hillary Clinton Pay to Play Information! Hillary Clinton gave 194 donors to the Clinton Foundation State Department Jobs! In a poll, some of the most popular words associated with Hillary Clinton are "lie", "Scandal", "email", "health".

Fox News - Outnumbered - September 21, 2016 - Full Episode

10:00

How to Draw the Human Face & Head: A Free 3-Hour Tutorial "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Aspiring artists, take note. New Masters Academy has put online a video demonstrating how to draw the human face and head. And it’s no short demo. It runs a full three hours. 

Describing the scope and content of the video, the Academy writes:

In this in-depth drawing series, instructor Steve Huston shows you a step-by-step construction of the human head. He covers the basic forms and more detailed intermediate constructs of the head as well as the eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

In this lesson, you will learn how to use basic shapes (boxes, cylinders, spheres) to form the basic structure of the head. This lesson is a fundamental step in learning how to create a solid foundation to place the features of the face on. He will also show you how to construct the basic head in different perspectives…

This video will give you a big taste of what’s inside New Masters Academy’s library of subscription videos. You can learn more about their service here.

On their YouTube channel, you’ll also find videos of (nude) figure models you can use in drawings and paintings. And a series of non-nude models you can use for the same purpose.

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10:00

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC Bounces Sharply "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights Ethereum classic price made a new low against the Bitcoin, and then managed to recover sharply. There was a bearish trend line on the hourly chart of ETC/BTC (data feed via Simplefx), which the buyers managed to clear recently. The price is now back above the 0.00200BTC resistance and trading with a positive … Continue reading Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis – ETC Bounces Sharply

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10:00

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Today on Toothpaste For Dinner: fuck steak


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09:53

He Knoweth That He Hath But A Short Time! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Published on Sep 22, 2016
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. - Revelation 12:12

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09:30

Drone Metal Band Holds 43-Minute Moment of Silence for Dead Friend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NEW ORLEANS — Drone metal act hur’Q took time during their performance Friday night to honor Chris Slade, their friend and sound engineer who passed away earlier this week, with a touching 43-minute moment of silence.

“We just want to take a quick sec and honor our brother,” said guitarist Brent Hammond before the band and audience stood silent, with heads bowed, for the next 2,580 seconds.

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08:46

Notes for Friday – September 23, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today, we present another entry for Round 66 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Tactical Self-Contained 2-Series Solar Power Generator system from Always Empowered. This compact starter power system is packaged in a wheeled O.D. green EMP-shielded … Continue reading

08:44

The Time Is Short, Stock Up!- Part 2, by J.H. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What Do You Need? (continued) Black Rifle Accessories/Parts As mentioned, I am not a gunsmith by any means. Fortunately for most enthusiasts, however, most issues that develop can be resolved without a professional, and broken/worn parts can be easily replaced yourself. With this in mind, I recommend purchasing one entire … Continue reading

08:43

More Letters Re: Paper Maps "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hugh, Hunting and sport shops also sell detailed map books for many states. These maps are designed for hunters and show roads, in great detail, that are often not shown on typical road maps. – M.J. o o o Hugh, A recent reader post mentioned cleanroom paper, pointing out that … Continue reading

08:42

Economics and Investing: "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pension Funds Face Day of Reckoning as Investment Returns Lag – H.L. o o o Don’t Believe the Fed; the U.S. Consumer Is Far from Strong – P. o o o Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax – W.C. o o o Video: EU Banks May Need … Continue reading

08:41

Odds ‘n Sods: "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Puerto Rico battles massive blackout after fire at electricity plant. There are conflicting reports on whether the fire was caused by the outage, or the outage caused the fire. – J.J. o o o Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014 – DSV o o o Reader … Continue reading

08:40

Hugh’s Quote of the Day: "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

“Gold remains the only financial asset that’s not simultaneously someone else’s liability.” – Doug Casey

08:30

New USGS study shows heat retaining concrete and asphalt have encroached upon US Climate Stations — Watts Up With That? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new study from USGS by Keven Gallo and George Xian verifies what we’ve already learned and published on via the Surface Stations project; that concrete and asphalt (aka impervious surfaces) have increased near weather stations that are used to monitor climate. In this case, it is the much studied USHCN, that climate network I […]

08:19

Pauline Hanson And Senator Roberts Up Until 4am YouTubing Islam And Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

23 September, 2016. 16:00 WENDELL HUSSEY | Editor | CONTACT In a candid interview with the Advocate, One Nation Senator Malcom Roberts revealed that all of his polices stem from YouTube material. “Pauline and I have spent a lot of time together researching what they don’t want us, and you, to know!” Roberts said. “Last night we […]

08:11

Among Ruins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

generous examples of goodness redeem
despair of no future because I have none
we live among ruins ruining everything
apples grapes cats kind people abound

08:10

Kaffe Fassett Artisan Fabric (GIVEAWAY) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Today we feel so lucky to be the first stop on Kaffe Fassett’s Artisan fabric tour for Free Spirit Fabrics. As I said last week we have been long time fans of Kaffe Fassett’s designs…even using one of his prints for an entire chapter in our book…so we were more than excited to have...

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08:02

The economics of subterfuge, social divisionism, and community organizing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who Is Behind The Riots? Charlotte Police Says 70% Of Arrested Protesters Had Out Of State IDs [What happens when the enemy walks in? There is in the first place the complete disorganization of life, the personal tragedies in most families, the ruins that were once homes or familiar landmarks, the remembrance of the horrors […]

08:00

We Are the American Heartbreak: Langston Hughes on Race in a Rare Recording "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reflection on “the rock on which Freedom stumped its toe.”


We Are the American Heartbreak: Langston Hughes on Race in a Rare Recording

The African American poet, essayist, playwright, novelist, and jazz poetry pioneer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902–May 22, 1967) was in a sense the William Blake of his generation — like Blake, he was endowed with a rare poetic genius that incurred merciless ridicule by the era’s critics and was often wholly ignored by the public. In a New York Times Book Review essay published two years after his death, Lindsay Patterson went as far as calling him “the most abused poet in America” and wrote:

Serious white critics ignored him, less serious ones compared his poetry to Cassius Clay doggerel, ands most black critics only grudgingly admired him. Some, like James Baldwin, were downright malicious about his poetic achievement. But long after Baldwin and the rest of us are gone, I suspect Hughes’s poetry will be blatantly around, growing in stature until it is recognized for its genius.

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07:59

My glamping in the mountains weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kawkawa Lake Eco Retreat GetawayWe have officially hit fall in our region. But rather than decorate the house to the hilt for the season, there was something else on my agenda I desired more. And that was head for the hills before our rain started. When it rains in BC, it doesn’t mess around. We can be buried for WEEKS with […]

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07:43

Sandra Walter 9-20-16… “Divine Focus: Welcoming the Third Wave” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

sandra_walter_4Saw this posted somewhere and felt it was helpful reminder about what we are going through.

“This is an influx of highly charged pure light which takes us to a brand new level. As always, vibrational match is key to your experience of it, however these frequencies are aimed at assisting an accelerated timeline. For the Ascension Tribe, the veils are thinning again and our realities feel more surreal than grounded. As we have learned from the two earlier waves, that is typical for these wave influxes this year. This one involves a timeline shift, so our focus is needed more than ever.

“Gaia is, and will be, continually releasing codes through the new grid systems which are of a Solar-crystalline nature… It is the task of Gatekeepers, Gridworkers, Wayshowers and any Lightworker in Service to welcome this new light with humility, integrity and the Divine Love which it deserves. This level of light is a Divine gift to HUmanity.

“This is a moment to be creative and free your heart as the old energies which restrained creative endeavors, creative thought, and unique expression drop away. It is also important to honor each other’s intuitive guidance with the changes happening within you. Some of you are veil-lifters and have the ability to assist others in seeing this new reality clearly. Some of you are natural gridworkers and have not explored that aspect. Some of you desire to create new ceremony or gatherings and have not done this. As uncomplimentary timelines collapse, the old light constraints about spiritual expression no longer apply.

“I will be focused on Gatekeeping through September 30. Join us for the Wednesday Unity Meditations to assist Christ consciousness activations though the HUman heart grid.”

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Divine Focus: Welcoming the Third Wave

Blessings Beloved Light Tribe,

Our third wave of 2016 is beginning to crest, with its initial frequencies heralding the New. Gatekeepers and Gridworkers have been busy for weeks, Gaia and the new grids are responding already, and we are prepared for the new arrival next week.

This is an influx of highly charged pure light which takes us to a brand new level. As always, vibrational match is key to your experience of it, however these frequencies are aimed at assisting an accelerated timeline. For the Ascension Tribe, the veils are thinning again and our realities feel more surreal than grounded. As we have learned from the two earlier waves, that is typical for these wave influxes this year. This one involves a timeline shift, so our focus is needed more than ever.

Gaia is, and will be, continually releasing codes through the new grid systems which are of a Solar-crystalline nature. It is triggered by the incoming light level, and Gaia responds to it just as our bodies and DNA are triggered to activate dormant codes during Ascension. This is preparation to receive much higher levels of Solar light. The September wave is a big jump in that process, and we are receiving an accelerated timeline to compliment that process, simply because we are capable and consciously requesting it.

It is the task of Gatekeepers, Gridworkers, Wayshowers and any Lightworker in Service to welcome this new light with humility, integrity and the Divine Love which it deserves....

07:23

Whalesong, interrupted "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]rossbow in hand, Jo Marie Acebes strides the deck of the outrigger fishing boat she has refitted for tracking whales off the Philippines’ Babuyan Islands. She’s scanning for a target in the very same waters that Herman Melville extolled as the gateway to the Yankee whalers’ Pacific hunting grounds in Moby Dick. On the deck, the sounds are as placid as the vista of flat, steely ocean stretching to the horizon. Nothing to be heard but the whistling wind and the slap of gentle waves against the hull. But 20 meters down, where Acebes has suspended an underwater microphone, there’s an entirely different soundscape: a brisk a cappella fugue performed by two voices, a pair of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) that may be located dozens of miles from the boat and each other. One humpback takes up the theme and the other follows a few seconds later with the exact same series of sounds: three ascending whoops, then two low moans. This series repeats for a quarter of an hour before the leviathans switch to a sequence of whines, purrs, and pips. https://mongabay-images.s3.amazonaws.com/16/Babuyan-1_Amp.mp3 Humpback whale calls. Audio courtesy of Balyena Humpbacks and other whales forage, breed, and migrate in small, far-flung pods in an underwater milieu where sound waves travel four times faster than in air and reach much farther than light rays. In the course of their 48-million-year evolution, whales have developed a sophisticated array of vocal signals and exquisitely attuned mechanisms to produce and receive sounds. For instance,…

07:21

New UK Drug Law Leads To More Dark Web Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In May, the United Kingdom approved a new law, which banned all new psychoactive substances (NPS). One interesting fact about the new legislation: it bans all substances that have an effect on the brain (there is a pre-approved list of narcotics, such as nicotine or alcohol).

As most of us know, banning drugs does not stop customers from purchasing them. According to the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime report, the sale of the NPS will most likely move to the dark web.

“Change in legislation around NPS in May 2016 effectively banning so-called ‘legal highs’ is likely to see a large increase in these drugs being offered through the dark web instead,” the report reads. The “associated probability range” of the increase could be around 75-85 percent.

It looks like the NCA’s report is accurate, there is a large number of psychoactive substances for sale on dark net markets by UK vendors. For example, spice, a synthetic cannabinoid, has become more popular in the last few months.

For instance, “SaintSymbiosis”, a UK vendor on Dream Market is advertising 7 grams of spice for 0.1094 BTC, around £50 ($66).

“This was a legal high in the UK untill [sic] very recently, it is extremely strong and unless you are an experienced user of this type of product I would strongly urge you not to order this, it will be too strong for you to enjoy and certainly not a drug you would want to take up as a new user,” the product description reads.

Regardless of the new drug law, psychoactive substances have always been available on dark net markets. Some examples include Benzo Fury, which was first banned in 2013 and the effects were similar to ecstasy; the psychostimulant ethylphenidate, considered as illegal in April 2015; and lisdexamphetamine, a stimulant outlawed in 2014.

Before the NPS law, customers could easily purchase the substances online from the clearnet. Some websites in the UK are still selling the drugs, however, both buyers and sellers might risk prosecution. The ban does not cover possession, but the production, supply, import and export of the narcotics.

According to a BBC report, synthetic cannabinoids are being sold on the street, on the “traditional black market”. This means not just the dark web will profit from the new law, but street dealers too.

“It’s still endemic I suppose. Obviously, you can’t buy it in the shops, but there’s still plenty of people who sell it here,” a user told the BBC.

“I don’t think we have anything more to add on the subject above and beyond what is in the [National Strategic Assessment],” an NCA spokesman told the media.

“These dangerous drugs have already cost far too many lives. The Psychoactive Substances Act is sending out a clear message – this government will take whatever action is necessary to keep our families and communities safe,” a Home Office spokesman said in a statement. “These drugs are not legal, they are not safe and we will not allow them to be sold in this country. Legislation is part of our approach to drugs which involves preventing drug use in our communities and helping dependent individuals to recover while ensuring our drugs laws are enforced.”

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07:00

The wonderfully quirky world of Hong Kong vanity plates "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Facebook group Hong Kong Vanity Plates brings together thousands of personalised license plates spotted in Hong Kong that range from very quirky to completely baffling – here are 12 of our favourites.

1. I AM LATE

2. I AM FAT

3. THIS. IS…

4. THINKING

5. APPLE TV

6. CHEAP CAR

7. ROARR

8. NOISY

9. SO BIG

10. MINIONS

11. A PUB

12. TEE HEE...

07:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH Trims Gain, Recovers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights ETH price traded further lower yesterday against the US Dollar, and tested the $12.25 support. Yesterday’s highlighted bearish trend line on the hourly chart (data feed via SimpleFX) of ETH/USD acted as a resistance earlier, but recently broken by buyers. I stated that the price made a short-term top yesterday, which worked perfectly. … Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH Trims Gain, Recovers

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07:00

Dr. Newport Reversed Her Husband's Alzheimer’s With 4 Tbs of THIS Oil Per Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The theory of Dr. Mary Newport, if accurate, may be among the biggest and most important health discoveries of all times.

She suggests that ketone bodies, which are formed when the body digests coconut oil, can serve as an alternative fuel for the brain.

This oil is believed to offer essential benefits in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s. I

She had her own history with this condition, as her husband, Steve, suffered from progressive dementia for 5 years in his mid-50s, and then had an MRI which confirmed the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.


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07:00

Comic for 2016.09.23 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

06:39

China’s Financial Firms Urge Regulators to Help Mature Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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China’s major financial institutions believe governance should not be replaced in any larger transitions to blockchain.

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06:28

China's Financial Firms Urge Regulators to Help Mature Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

China’s major financial institutions believe governance should not be replaced in any larger transitions to blockchain.

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06:00

Buckingham Palace Staff Says the Queen Is Not Human — Screenshots "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It would be nearly impossible to make up a story like this unless you are a professional writer of science fiction!

On the Royal Family’s OFFICIAL website, www.Royal.UK, an incredibly bizarre announcement appeared stating the following:

“Earlier this week the Queen was seen by thousands of people in a form they are not acquainted with. We seek to reassure the public that the Queen is still the Queen, and remains the respected and loved figure they have always known.

While she may not be human, she is a devoted leader and Monarch and she believes her subjects will grow to accept her and her family for what they are.”


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06:00

Lisa Renee – Timelines Shift And Collapsing 3D Timelines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Lisa Renee, The pinnacle of the Ascension Cycle marks the end of the 3D collective timelines on the earth. As the planet is moving into higher frequencies that are located in a future time-space, it is shifting the planetary consciousness into a future dimensional octave. This skips the entire planetary consciousness field, therefore the […]

06:00

Do Multiple Implementations Make Ethereum More Reliable? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When I think about the reliability of Bitcoin, I’m mainly thinking about two things:

  1. Reliably receive money — I want to be able to know with 100% certainty whether or not a payment is real.

  2. Reliably send money — I want to be able to send my money 100% of the time.

Of those two goals, failure to achieve the second is usually1 a temporary inconvenience. Failure on the first goal though can result in huge losses through double-spend fraud.

So it was no surprise to me that the crypto-currency exchange Kraken responded to the recent Ethereum consensus failure by temporarily halting withdrawals and deposits of ether:

After all, a temporary halt to withdrawals and deposits is just a temporary inconvenience; in Bitcoin’s experience consensus failures can usually be fixed within a few hours. Equally, from the point of view of Kraken, it’s hard to argue that multiple implementations made Ethereum more reliable: they still had to stop using Ethereum for a few hours while the dust settled.

However, that tweet generated, uh, a bit of controversy:

So as promised, I thought I’d talk in a bit more detail about why multiple implementations don’t necessarily make a system more reliable. We’ll also ask an important question: How is the Ethereum protocol specified?

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  1. What is Reliability Anyway?
    1. Optimising for Reliability
    2. Optmising for Availability
    3. Redundancy: High Availability and High Reliability
  2. Consensus Systems and Redundancy
    1. Voting
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05:54

“Australia Isn’t Sending Us Their Best People” Roars Trump At Republican Rally In L.A "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

23 September, 2016. 14:00 CLANCY OVERELL| Editor | CONTACT Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump has today condemned Australian expats living in the US during a supporter rally in California. The crowd roared as the New York entreprenuer reaffirmed his belief that “the worst elements in Australia are being pushed into the United States by the Australian government.” […]

05:46

Island Occupied By US Forces Experiences Major Blackout "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Puerto Rico, an unincorporated Caribbean island occupied by United States forces and administered by a puppet Pro-United States government, is experiencing a power outage affecting nearly the entire population of 3.4 million after a power plant fire triggered the near complete failure of the electricity distribution grid on the island. Sorry for your loss.

05:44

How Nuke Power Causes Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Supporters of nuclear power like to argue that nukes are the key to combatting climate change. Here's why they are dead wrong.

Every nuclear generating station spews about two-thirds of the energy it burns inside its reactor core into the environment. Only one-third is converted into electricity. Another tenth of that is lost in transmission. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists:

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05:12

Local 20-year-old still referring to Hotel Management College as ‘Uni’ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

23 September, 2016. 12:00 WENDELL HUSSEY | Celebrity Sports | Contact A year after beginning at the Hotel Management School in Epping, Cindy Carlton is still referring to it as “Uni.” At the latest family brunch in Lane Cove, Cindy told her family “Uni is going great this year,” as her father Peter grimaced and sipped his coffee. […]

05:04

Chemical Made Infamous by Erin Brockovich Found in Drinking Water of 218 Million Americans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

hinkley-copyWhen the film Erin Brokovich staring Julia Roberts came out almost two decades ago, it exposed the true story of how Public Gas and Electric Company poisoned an entire California town’s drinking water.

The real-life Erin Brokovich has since been warning that many additional municipal drinking water supplies were likely also toxic, due to fracking, political posturing, greed, and other illegal, industrial practices.

A study conducted by the Environmental Working Group has just revealed that the very same chemical which Brokovich made famous in the movie — chromium-6, or hexavalent chromium — is in the tap water of more than 218 million Americans. The EWG used more than 60,000 tap water samples from across the nation to come to this determination.

As Brokovich recently explained to Bill Maher, over 70 percent of our municipal water is supplied from surface water. That means lakes, creeks, streams, reservoirs, and other small bodies of water. No two water bodies are the same. Brokovich argued,

“If you willy-nilly change the water system from one river to another, you can cause a chemical reaction.”

She further details how, instead of laying new pipe, as most cities are in need of, corrupt politicians instead take hand-outs to hide the deteriorating state of the nation’s water infrastructure. In place of better pipes and expensive filters, contracts are given to companies who just pour one toxic chemical in with another, creating a cancerous byproduct.

Hexavalent chromium is just one of them, and it is endemic now in municipal water supplies. In just 80 parts per billion it is known to increase miscarriage in pregnant women. Chromium-6 is also listed as a known carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, even the U.S. Department of Labor advices against chromium-6 exposure, and the CDC’s own toxicological report for chromium exposes it as a serious health threat – this from an agency many don’t trust for egregious lies and cover-ups concerning public health.

Though chromium appears in nature, it is not supposed to be in the water supply as chromium-6, and certainly not as a byproduct of chlorine and other chemicals added to our water supposedly to keep it ‘clean.’

When the National Toxicology Program found that chromium-6 caused cancer in rats and mice in 2008, California proposed the establishment of a statewide legal limit of 0.06 parts per billion (ppb) of chromium-6 in drinking water. These levels and higher are being found in water supplies across the country.

Currently, no municipality is required to test for this chemical, nor are there any legal limits set. Instead, the US Environmental Protection Agency has set the federal standard for total chromium in drinking water at 100 parts per billion (ppb), but the EPA has never set a specific limit for chromium-6.

As Columbia University...

05:00

8-Year-Long Study Concludes: THIS Fruit is Capable of Killing Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

“The compound works by three ways essentially: it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body's own immune system to clean up the mess that's left behind.”

Already, 1 in 2 people is expected to develop cancer in their lifetimes. That’s 50% of all humans on Earth.

If a potential cure was found, one would expect to see it broadcasted on every mainstream media site, correct? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in.

Regardless, this recent discovery is worth knowing about and passing along to others.


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04:37

13 years on, local man still wants to break Jonny Wilkinson’s fucking legs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

23 September, 2016. 13:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT WAS A SIMPLER TIME – a time when rugby players still had collars and their jerseys and Michael Jackson was dangling babies from balconies while his world fell down around him. Queensland Reds season ticket holder Julian Crusoe was only 13, but he remembers […]

04:29

Blockchain to Drive Wanxiang’s $30 Billion Smart Cities Initiative "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Auto giant Wanxiang announced today that it will be using blockchain as part of its newly announced smart cities program.

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04:16

TKP/ML Doing Pretty Good, Report Other Groups in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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İSTANBUL/STEMBOL – An informal survey of various communists in Istanbul confirms that TKP/ML, the illegal Marxist-Leninist and/or Maoist party founded by İbrahim Kaypakkaya (following a split with Doğu Perinçek for being just the worst kind of revisionist) is “not doing half-bad lately, actually”.

“I don’t just mean that compared to the arch-sectarian RIM cultists in MKP, either,” said a representative of the DKP, speaking on condition of mentioning how fashionable his sneakers looked. “They’re genuinely making good moves in Istanbul lately. Despite their wacky ‘People’s War’ in Dersim making them look like they’re still all kırdan şehre, I guess they are actually trying to reestablish relevance among the urban proletariat.

“Good for them” he concluded.

“The new songs are quite good, much better than ours,” confessed a representative of the MLKP, speaking through her Circassian-Turkish interpreter. “Not that it matters, since we can listen to anything the Kurds put out, but I’ll listen to that one about the homeland being a sea of blood. Goddamn Maoists know how to sing a tune, you know?”

Even cadres from the Marxist-Leninist-Lukácsist party TÖPG were complimentary: “If I was going to join an illegal party, it wouldn’t be my first choice,” said Fatma Kübra, one of their top cadres in Hatay. “But it also wouldn’t be my last choice? İbo was certainly more handsome than Deniz and Mahir. If I had to be waving around some dead man’s face for the rest of my life, I’d prefer it was him.”

“But Mao was quite ugly,” she added. “So that’s a minus. This is but one of many reasons why our party-initiative doesn’t have a bunch of dead men’s faces on flags.”

Not all Turkish communists agreed that the partisan forces of Comrade İbo were on the right track again. One of Worker’s Spatula’s own central committee members and proper EMEP man if ever there was one, [REDACTED], insisted that those elements impressed by the worker-peasant army were “betraying their petty bourgeois mentality” through their “fetishisation” of “this narodnik cult”.

DSİP cadres were similarly dismissive: “I don’t see how anyone can respect parties like that that hide behind the successes of an allied left group, in this case the Kurdish movement,” explained Levent Saygun. “Unrelated, if you’re off to London, can  you tell Callinicos his cheque was late again?”

Stefan Engel, who has been too busy with organisational details of this year’s ICOR Oktoberfest celebration in Bezirk Suhl, did finally pick up his phone to give his feedback on TKP/ML’s progress: “You know I’ve always liked them, I’ve always had faith they would do well in terms of… just a second… ARE THOSE SAUSAGES HALAL?… Yes, sorry. The issue is, they won’t join ICOR. I invited them, trust me. I invite them once a year. But they won’t join unless we explicitly take the line of Mao over Hoxha, which… I’m with the Kurds on this, in Turkey, you want to be on good terms with Hoxhaists.”


04:14

NRL To Introduce Award For “Best Handling Of Leaked Video Footage” At 2016 Dally Ms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

23 September, 2016. 12:00 WENDELL HUSSEY | Celebrity Sports | CONTACT To cap of an incredible year on and off the field for Australian rugby league, the NRL will award the inaugural “Best Leaked Footage” award at this year’s Dally M awards on Wednesday night. With hundreds of quality entrants across the board, Corey Norman and Mitchell Pearce […]

04:07

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 09/23/2016 – Another Bearish Flag? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin price is stalling but appears to simply be pausing from its recent dive to gather more momentum.

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04:00

Secrets of Selfless Love and the Golden Rule "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Your thoughts, which you are responsible for, are as real as your deeds. You will begin to realize that every word and every deed affects your life and has also touched thousands of lives.

You have heard people say, "You must love yourself first, before you can love others".

Well, we have observed many selfish people (jerks) doing that, who do nothing to help anyone but themselves, and they're still miserable themselves.

But if you love others first, you become a good person. If you help others, how can you not feel good about yourself also? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO LOVE YOURSELF ALSO when you love others first. That being so….


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03:55

Blockchain to Drive Wanxiang's $30 Billion Smart Cities Initiative "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Auto giant Wanxiang announced today that it will be using blockchain as part of its newly announced smart cities program.

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03:49

Land grabbing and environmental destruction could now be prosecuted under international law "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The International Criminal Court (ICC), housed at The Hague in the Netherlands, has mostly focused on human rights abuses and war crimes committed during armed conflicts throughout its 14-year history. But the court has now signaled that it will begin investigating crimes such as land grabbing, environmental destruction, and forced evictions that are often committed during peacetime in the pursuit of profit. In a detailed policy paper on case selection and prioritization released last week, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda wrote that “crimes that are committed by means of, or that result in, inter alia, the destruction of the environment, the illegal exploitation of natural resources or the illegal dispossession of land” will be given “particular consideration” for prosecution. The significant change to ICC’s strategy comes as Bensouda is poised to deliver a decision on whether or not to investigate a case filed in 2014 by international human rights lawyer Richard Rogers of the law firm Global Diligence LLP, which alleges a number of human rights violations were committed during a series of land seizures in Cambodia that forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. “The systemic crimes committed under the guise of ‘development’ are no less damaging to victims than many wartime atrocities,” Rogers said in a statement. “Forced population displacement destroys entire communities and leads to instability or even war. The ICC Prosecutor has sent a clear message that such offences may amount to crimes against humanity and can no longer be tolerated.” The Cambodia case will…

Amazonian bat identification takes flight with new interactive guide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[caption id="attachment_189597" align="alignnone" width="768"] A Black Mastiff bat (Molossus rufus), a species known to roost in colonies of more than 500 individuals. The new Field Guide to Amazonian Bats is worth a look, if only to enjoy the spectacular images. Photo © Oriol Massana & Adrià López-Baucells[/caption] [dropcap type="3"]M[/dropcap]ore than 160 bat species can be found flying through the Amazonian night — and their variety is astonishing. From the largest (the carnivorous Spectral, or False Vampire bat; Vampyrum spectrum, with a wingspan of over two feet), to small insectivores (weighing just a fraction of an ounce), bats fill a myriad of ecological niches in the rainforest. But their nocturnal lives make them hard to study, and, with as many as 100 species inhabiting some locales, identifying them in the field poses a huge challenge. Now, an international team of bat researchers hopes to make distinguishing these many species easier with the publication of a new, open-access Field Guide to Amazonian Bats. The free guide, published by the National Institute of Amazonian Research, is available to download in an interactive, digital format. Designed to be used on tablets or smartphones, clickable links connect content between different sections of the guide, and to IUCN Red List online resources for each species. [caption id="attachment_189600" align="alignnone" width="768"] A bat from the Cynomops, or Dog-faced bat, genus. The team plans to keep the digital guide updated as new information becomes available. “We consider this might be the future for field guides for the most unexplored…

Group to Protest Goldwater Institute's Anti-ICWA Suit in Phoenix "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On Friday, September 23, 2016, a group of Native Americans will be protesting at the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Ar...

Widespread flooding continues to ravage New South Wales, Australia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Floodwater continues to ravage Australia's New South Wales and meteorologists warn more rain is on the way. Since the flooding started three weeks ago, there have been 81 flood rescues and 1 811 calls for assistance to the SES. Widespread overnight rainfall of...... Read more »

03:49

maybeiwasserious: skincube: [CURRENT YEAR] of the Frogs -... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"







maybeiwasserious:

skincube:

[CURRENT YEAR] of the Frogs - Stuff!

This piece really took off on Twitter, and I got a ton of requests for prints and shirts. You can get them here - http://society6.com/skincube

@agoodcartoon

ok matt furie needs to fucking sue if only to bankrupt whoever made this abomination

03:19

IBM, China UnionPay Develop Blockchain Loyalty Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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International Business Machines is working with a Chinese credit card company to to create a blockchain-based system for trading loyalty points.

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03:00

IBM, China UnionPay Develop Blockchain Loyalty Points Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

International Business Machines is working with a Chinese credit card company to to create a blockchain-based system for trading loyalty points.

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03:00

24option – The Leading Binary Options Broker "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Based in Cyprus, 24option is a well-known binary broker among many binary traders today. This is largely due to the fact that this broker is a proactive broker that offers many incentives to its traders on a regular basis. 24option today is under the management of a different holding company called Rodeler Ltd since late … Continue reading 24option – The Leading Binary Options Broker

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01:58

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

01:55

The Bird-Based Color System that Eventually Became Pantone "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bird diagram from the 1886 'A nomenclature of colors for naturalists : and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists' by Robert Ridgway (via Smithsonian Libraries)

Bird diagram from Robert Ridgway’s ‘A nomenclature of colors for naturalists : and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists’ (1886) (via Smithsonian Libraries)

Colors in the 1912 'Color Standars and Color Nomenclature' by Robert Ridgway (via Biodiversity Heritage Library/Missouri Botanical Garden)

Colors in Robert Ridgway’s ‘Color Standards and Color Nomenclature’ (1912), including “Peacock Blue” (via Biodiversity Heritage Library/Missouri Botanical Garden) (click to enlarge)

Ridgway wrote in his 1912 preface that “the nomenclature of colors remains vague and, for practical purposes, meaningless, thereby seriously impeding progress in almost every branch of industry and research.” He railed against confusing trade names like “‘zulu,’ ‘serpent green,’ ‘baby blue,’ ‘new old rose,’ ‘London smoke,’ etc., and such nonsensical names as ‘ashes of roses’ and ‘elephant’s breath.'”

A copy of Ridgway’s 1912 book is on view in the Smithsonian Libraries’ Color in a New Light. Installed in two large display cases on the ground floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the exhibition examines the point at which art, history, and science blend through color. Ridgway’s research is joined b...

01:31

Matt Stevenson — Long Bio "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Matt Stevenson is a formerly psychotic American man. After suffering through and recovering from severe psychosis, he now works a normal job and is no longer involved with the mental health system. But via the psychiatric survivor underground, Matt speaks to suffering people about alternative ways of conceptualizing their distress, as well as about about paths to recovery outside the mainstream system. Any correspondence can be sent to mstevenson2010@outlook.com.

01:29

Matt Stevenson — Short Bio "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Matt Stevenson is a formerly psychotic American man. After suffering through and recovering from severe psychosis, he now works a normal job and is no longer involved with the mental health system. But via the psychiatric survivor underground, Matt speaks to suffering people about alternative ways of conceptualizing their distress, as well as about about paths to recovery outside the mainstream system. Any correspondence can be sent to mstevenson2010@outlook.com.

01:23

Upfil Farm Florida Earthbag Workshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earthbag Roundhouse Cluster home design being built near Gainesville, Florida

Earthbag Roundhouse Cluster home design being built near Gainesville, Florida


Hi Owen, We are building one of your home designs near Gainesville, Florida. It’s this one (http://www.dreamgreenhomes.com/plans/roundhouse-dome-cluster.htm) with straight walls, not domed. It’s a permitted/coded build. The project already has county approval, and we’re gearing up for a workshop to start the actual earthbag part of construction.

We have Morgan Caraway of BottomLeaf.org coming down Oct 22-29, 2016 to teach us, and anyone else interested in learning, what we’ll need to know. Morgan has built a number of earthbag projects, and regularly hosts workshops to teach this wonderful construction method and provide hands-on learning opportunities, we’re excited to have him be a part of our project! We love your design work, and are excited to see it take shape :)

Located just north of Gainesville, Florida, Upful Farm is a small subsistence homestead for our family. We’re building our dream home here this summer, and we invite you to learn an exciting construction method with us!

Camping space on our farm can be arranged for those coming from out of town, just ask :)

I have a website set up at upfulearthbag.com, and a Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/623748014452294/) and page (https://www.facebook.com/upfulearthbag/)

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01:01

Paul Delvaux: Secret Facets of Surrealism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Sleeping Venus (1944)

On the 23rd of September 1897, Belgian painter and printmaker Paul Delvaux was born in Antheit, Belgium. His original style and the mysterious, almost mystical, themes he employed in his art, place him outside ‘the box’ of any formal art movement. Between 1920 and 1924, Delvaux studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. His early work was close to Social Realism; in the late 1920s, he was strongly influenced by Flemish Expressionism. But in 1934 his interest shifted towards Surrealism, especially the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. However, he was never formally a member of the Surrealist movement, and was not in sympathy with its political aims. All of Delvaux’s personal friendships influenced him in one way or another. With James Ensor he shared a love of skeletons, and the work of Rene Magritte really cemented the idea of surrealist-realism in Delvaux’s art.

51l5WmBxk8LMost of his paintings show nude or semi-nude women in incongruous settings; they are all of the same type – beautiful, statuesque, unattainable dream figures, lost in thought or reverie or in a state of suspended animation. Male figures tend to be absorbed in their newspapers or the study of stones. The dream beauties are often placed in elaborate architectural settings, reflecting both de Chirico’s strange perspectives and Delvaux’s interest in the architecture of ancient Rome. The grandiosely classical centre and the suburbs of Brussles, crisscrossed by tramlines were, however, just as significant. In actual fact, the trains and trams – strongly associated with eroticism – only intensified the already erotic subtext prevalent in majority of Delvaux’s paintings. “Delvaux’s early interest in lines found a natural expression in drawing for which he showed a precocious aptitude. His early training as an architect and his subsequent studies at art school led him to appreciate the analytical purpose of drawing – the recognition of linear structures beneath masses, whether of the skeletal and muscular framework of the human body or the mathematical forms that governed architecture. But Delvaux was also fully aware of drawing’s immense erotic potential as can be witnessed, for example, in his obsessive interest in curvilinear forms, especially of the human body. Hair, for example, especially pubic hair, is often a central motif in his pictures. As many hundreds of sketches attest, drawing was, for Delvaux, erotic both as a practice and in so far as it produced sexually-stimulating images, ones that were a function of the curved line, as embodied in the female anatomy, or in the straight line, as in architecture and perspective.” (David Scott, Loving Perspectives; Irish Arts Review Yearbook, Vol. 10, 1994)  

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01:00

An Elegant Woman at the Élysée Montmartre, Louis Anquetin, 1888... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



An Elegant Woman at the Élysée Montmartre, Louis Anquetin, 1888  

01:00

UCL to Hold Writing Competition on Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

University College London (UCL) is seeking submissions about Bitcoin and blockchain technology for its 2016 Thesis/Paper Competition. 

Also read: Students at Berlin University Build Chess Game on Ethereum

What UCL Wants

Located in central London, UCL is the largest postgraduate UCLinstitution in the country by enrollment.

Its Center for Blockchain Technologies made the announcement looking for “research thesis and research papers in areas of blockchain, bitcoin or other financial cryptography research.” They encourage submissions from students from any universities.

Even though they prefer submissions “which have already been graded by a university,” they also accept submissions from “independent researchers and participants from start-ups.”

According to the announcement, UCL wants this competition to “crowd-source blockchain security, risk and financial cryptography research.”

But, UCL has an overall goal of providing the community at large with a better understanding of blockchain systems as well as their vulnerabilities. According to their announcement, “This is primarily a game which is declared of public interest.”

Bitcoin Prizes

To incentivize researchers, the university offers various prizes:

  • 5 BTC for a study on criticalities, economic distortions and pathologies in the bitcoin economy or other blockchain systems.
  • 5 BTC for a study on risk security and vulnerabilities in cryptocurrency and blockchains.
  • 5 BTC for discovery of attacks bugs or flaws in ZK proofs, ring signatures, ECCs, key management and other advanced cryptographic techniques relevant to blockchain tech.

However, their announcement states that “blockchain professionals and well-funded professional researchers will not qualify for cash research prizes unless the jury decides otherwise.”

Partners and Judges

For the event, UCL has partnered with Blockchain.info, Clearmatics, Tramonex and Finyear.

Clearmatics is a startup developing a blockchain-based clearing platform for post-trade processes. Tramonex offers international payment services to small and medium enterprises using blockchain technology. Finyear is a finance publication.

Prize juries come from various universities and institutes. Such institutes include the University of Amsterdam, University of Luxembourg and the University of Edinburgh.

Participants can now submit their papers to UCL. Furthermore, the school has extended the deadline for submissions to October 15, 2016.

What do you think of UCL’s competition? Let us know in the comments section below.


Images courtesy of UCL, Fortune.

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00:55

Isle of Wight rocket ground test ‘successful’ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not to be outdone by North Korea, the Isle of Wight have revealed that they too have had a successful rocket ground test this week, raising the eyebrows of commentators as far away as Gosport.

“We’re very pleased,” said the island’s Lord Lieutenant this morning, sporting a new jet-black sweptback bouffant hairstyle and full military regalia. ”Up until now we’ve only had iceberg and romaine, so knowing we now have the type of soil that will support this modern lettuce really is a big step forward.”

Delighted islander Jonty Angle said that this was a much needed development for the ceremonial county which, he feels, receives some unfair criticism for being ‘stuck in the past’.

“This really is the best thing since sliced bacon,” said Mr Angle. “When I heard the news I nearly fell off my penny-farthing.”

“This really brings us bang up-to-date – we could have a Wimpy bar by the end of the decade at this rate.”

But the Cowes man is more excited by how rocket will transform his diet.

“It’s going to make a real difference at mealtimes,” he went on, “It’ll really spice up a Vesta curry meal, and it’s said to go very well with spam. A friend has even suggested rocket is lovely just drizzled with olive oil – mad!”

But will he be trying this modern fad?

“No,” he laughed. “I think the olive oil can stay in the medicine cabinet where it belongs.”

UniversalExile

 

00:44

10 Powerful Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We’re always looking to up our Photoshop game, but the lists of Must Know “techniques” or “skills” or “tools” we run across typically disappoint us by being either to basic or too niche. This useful Top 10 by Nate Dodson of Tutvid is an exception.

Now we wouldn’t go so far as to call any of these 10 features “Hidden” the way Nate does, but they are all useful. And unless you’re already a Photoshop wiz, at least one or two of them should be enlightening.

We won’t go into detail on each and every one, but read through the list below (timestamps included) and then scroll to your technique of choice in the video above to learn something. For our money, Color Lookup Tables and Calculations for Selecting Hair were the ones we knew the least about, but there’s plenty here for beginners and intermediate users alike:

  1. Stacking Face Aware Liquify Filters | 0:53
  2. Color Lookup Tables | 4:30
  3. Move a Selection as you draw it OR Transform a Selection | 8:07
  4. Frequency Separation | 9:03
  5. Calculations for Selecting Hair | 15:06
  6. Selective Sharpening w/ High Pass | 20:46
  7. Color Range on Live Mask | 24:12
  8. Curves | 27:21
  9. Combine Adjustment Layers with Blend Modes | 29:50
  10. Camera RAW filter on anything (Use Dehaze for interesting contrast) | 32:28

To learn more from Nate, visit the Tutvid website or check out some of his other featured tutorials in the PetaPixel archives.

00:41

Australia Adopts New Zealand Style Social Service System By Moving Everyone On Welfare To Bondi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Australia has taken note of New Zealand’s successful social welfare system and is following suit by making everyone currently on the dole go and live in Bondi.

“New Zealand hardly has any unemployment and a low welfare budget due to its policy of bussing the jobless out to Auckland airport and throwing them on the first plane to Bondi,” said Social Services Minister Christian Porter as he unveiled the new scheme outside a fish and chip shop on Campbell Parade. “Instead of facing decades of welfare dependence they all get retrained as bouncers and are successfully returned to society. Or at least they get returned to the footpath outside society’s front door.”

“Our social welfare bill has frittered away to virtually zero under this scheme and I’m surprised it’s taken so long for them to cotton on to it across the ditch,” said New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key as he creepily stroked a girl’s long hair. “It wouldn’t surprise me if Australia started copying some of our other policies such as swallowing all its vowels and getting good at playing rugby.”

The announcement of a shift in Australia’s welfare policy has remarkably coincided with the Daily Telegraph’s rediscovery of dole bludgers after losing them down the back of the couch for twenty years.

“We’ve been so busy with putting the boot into refugees and greenies that we completely forgot about the threat posed to our way of life by single mums and young carers,” said Telegraph journalist Alvin Outrage. “We were fishing around down the back of the couch looking for the remote when we came across Shane Paxton down there and realised that we hadn’t even thought about sticking it up the unemployed for ages. Luckily we brushed the dust off them, gave them a fancy new name of NEETS and polished up our biggest pair of boots ready to start the kicking process.”

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00:40

Isolated Woman's Rundown House Faced Huge Fines Until Strangers Secretly Began Repairing It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nowadays, we often don't take the time to get to know our neighbors—even though they just might be the people who can save your life in times of trouble. If it wasn't for her neighbors, Anne Glancey might have lost her house. The retired teacher grew up in a New Jersey house, whose shabby appearance led her to be faced with code violation fines up to $3,000 a day from the city council. With no known family or friends and little money to tackle this expensive job—which included repairing the peeling paint and cutting the three-foot-high grass—Glancey had nowhere to turn.

Then, one day this past summer, a group of kind volunteers unexpectedly showed up at her house with ladders, lawn mowers, and paint. The group was spearheaded by Glancey's neighbors, Adam and Kristin Polhemus—a couple in their 30's who had moved to town five years ago. This wasn't the first time they had tried to help their extremely private neighbor. "Until my wife and I moved in, no neighbors had a conversation with her," Adam shares with People. "She had no relations with anyone in the neighborhood." They would stop by and chat with Glancey everyday, forming a friendly relationship. As they got closer with the woman, they felt more comfortable dropping hints that they could help her refurbish her house's exterior. "But every time we brought up repairs, she would change the subject." 

Adam and Kristin knew that Glancey was struggling, but was too stubborn to ask for help. So, they rounded up 25 of their friends, neighbors, and church members to voluntarily work on the decrepit house. They spent every weekend in the summer landscaping, scraping, priming, and painting the house—jobs that Adam estimates would have cost $10,000-$15,000 to complete professionally.

Thanks to the work of her selfless neighbors, Glancey's violations have been erased. The most incredible transformation came from Anne herself. The woman who had lived in isolation for so long was starting to come out of her shell. Over the weeks, she would pop outside to socialize with the volunteers, and even gave them homemade carrot cake and orange juice. "To see the joy on our neighbor's face, I think the biggest thing is Anne's happiness and her kind of restored life," Adam says. "Her outgoingness to other neighbors is based on her house being improved."

The pictures taken by Kristin Polhemus show Glancey smiling and happy. "I appreciate their generosity," Glancey says of her kindhearted neighbors. "They are good Samaritans, really wonderful and thoughtful. Not everyone would arise to the occasion and I am grateful for it."

via [Bright Side]

All images via Kristin Polhemus.

00:33

Street art in Mexico City, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Street art in Mexico City, Mexico,
by artist Curiot.
Photo by Curiot.

Tagged: graffiti, street art

00:26

I can't tell which of those 9/11 comics are parodies and which are real "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

there must be some term for a genuine “tribute” and a sarcastic one being indistinguishable, because it isn’t quite the same as poe’s law. i used to post shitty cartoons in response to mass shootings alongside selections from deviantart till it got too depressing

00:19

Gowanus Artists Are Evicted from Building, and Trash Pickup Suddenly Halts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trash fills a hallway at 112 2nd Avenue in Gowanus

Trash fills a hallway at 112 2nd Avenue in Gowanus (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Garbage has been piling up for weeks in the halls of 112 2nd Avenue. The industrial building, which sits directly beneath the Smith–9th Street viaduct in Gowanus, is part of a complex that changed hands last year, leading to the mass eviction of artists from their studios in the adjacent buildings 94 and 98 9th Street and 75 and 75A 10th Street. As those buildings emptied out, there was hope that 112 2nd Avenue might avoid a similar fate, at least for a while.

The door to 112 2nd Avenue in Gowanus

The door to 112 2nd Avenue in Gowanus

“There was optimism because people had leases that went until 2017,” says Mahalia Stines, a designer who has been in the building since 2007. “We have a real community of artists here.”

But on August 2, the tenants of the 52 studios on the second floor of 112 2nd Avenue were informed that they all had to be out by the end of the day on September 30. In his email announcing the eviction (which a tenant forwarded to Hyperallergic), landlord Edward Colley added that tenants also had to remove all their belongings from the building, including any lofts they might have in their studios — even if they had inherited them from previous tenants; failure to do so would result in a studio-wide fee. None of the tenants has heard from Colley since (he has not returned Hyperallergic’s calls either). A few weeks later, the building’s trash pickup ceased — exactly who discontinued the garbage collection remains unclear.

“There’s a total lack of respect for us,” says comics artist Khary Randolph. “None of us are bad tenants; we’re excellent tenants. Just do the bear minimum of your job.” Randolph is one of a dozen comics artists from 112 2nd Avenue who are moving into a shared space a few blocks away, but many of the 13 artists from the building I spoke to yesterday are leaving the neighborhood.

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00:07

Relaxing White House Gmail Lulz "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yet another hack has hit U.S. Government official, this time a Gmail account belonging to a White House contractor. Ian Mellul, employed by the White House as an advance associate, had many of his personal and private emails released by DC Leaks, which has been responsible for many other high-profile leaks in recent weeks. According to NBC news, this trove contains:

The emails include:

  • Detailed lists of names of Secret Service and White House Military Office staffers who were to travel and manage specific site security for the President and First Lady's trip to Havana, Cuba in March.
  • The White House Travel Manual which includes IT security guidelines for staffers travelling abroad.
  • The detailed routes for movements of the Vice President on trips in the United States (i.e. his route through hotel corridors at an event in Cleveland).
  • The detailed schedules and movements of the First Lady on a trip in the U.S.
    The detailed schedules and movements of trips for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton.
  • Names, social security numbers, and dates of birth of some White House staff.
  • Names, social security numbers, and dates of birth for guests to vice presidential events that were to be cleared by Secret Service (these are regular citizens or staff such as caterers etcetera who were to meet with the vice president).

This latest hack highlights the embarrassing security protocols used by many government employees and officials, where most incidents are swept under the rug and forgotten. Him in our time.

00:02

Asto Core Turns Smartphone Gestures Into Smooth Timelapse Motion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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There’s no shortage of timelapse controllers out there—from feature-rich camera triggers that use your phone as a sensor, to popular motion control systems. But the Astro Core has one specific feature that sets it apart: gesture control.

On the surface the Astro Core looks a lot like a Syrp Genie Mini or the original Astro: it’s a disk that you program using a dedicated smartphone app. Attach the disk to your tripod and your camera to the disk, and you’ve got yourself a panning timelapse motion controller.

But pair that basic capability with the Astro Core app, and you get gesture control:

This is the Astro Core’s key, headline grabbing feature. The app can record a natural movement using your smartphone, and translate it into a smooth motion timelapse.

“The biggest obstacle to motion control is creating a program, since it usually involves complex curves, values and math,” they explain on the Kickstarter page. “Use the Astro App to record your desired motion in mid-air, then send the recorded program to Astro Core and it will precisely mimic your moves. It works with one Astro to create panning or tilting programs, or with two Astros to create simultaneous two axes motion.”

Here’s a look at how this works IRL:

Of course, gesture programming isn’t the only thing Astro Core has going for it, just the flashiest. The controller also features things like speed ramping, bulb ramping, ease in and out motion, and HDR time-lapses and presets. And since all the controlling is done from an app, you can program and trigger the sequence all from your phone.

The creators of the Astro Core have also built the system to work wi...

00:01

American playwright Edward Albee: The character of his opposition to the status quo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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By David Walsh
22 September 2016

Edward Albee, one of the most prominent figures in the postwar American theater, died at his home in Montauk, New York on September 16. He was 88 years old.

Albee is best remembered for works he wrote a half century ago or more, including The Zoo Story (1959), The Death of Bessie Smith (1960), The Sandbox (1960), The American Dream (1961), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) and A Delicate Balance (1966). Out of critical and popular favor for decades, Albee experienced a degree of renewed success with Three Tall Women (1991) and The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (2000). During his lengthy career, Albee won numerous awards, including three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama and two Tony Awards for Best Play.

Albee was an immensely gifted and articulate writer, with a genuine feeling for the rhythm of language and an obvious flair for the dramatic. His early works, including The Zoo Story, a one-act play, and, most especially, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a full-length work, made a strong impression on the public when they were first performed. In these works, and others of the time, Albee launched fierce attacks on middle-class complacency and hypocrisy, and the moral failure of American society.

The playwright described himself on many occasions as an enemy of the status quo. This was entirely to his credit. However, if Albee’s conception of this enmity remained quite limited, as we shall discuss, this was bound up with the social-cultural environment in which he matured in Cold War America and the milieu in which he circulated.

Albee’s family background is a singular one. He was born in Washington, DC in March, 1928 to a woman who could not support a child. The father had “deserted and abandoned both the mother and child,” according to the subsequent adoption papers. When he was 18 days old, the child was adopted by Reed A. Albee and Frances C. Albee, a wealthy, childless couple. Reed Albee’s money came from his father, the head of the Keith-Albee chain of vaudeville theaters. The Albees lived in luxury in Larchmont, New York on the Long Island Sound.

The writer later claimed that he always felt like an interloper in the household. “They bought me. They paid $133.30”—i.e., the cost of the adoption services. His “outsider” status in his own family and his discovery of his homosexuality at an early age no doubt helped distance Albee from the American mainstream. He had a difficult time in school, being expelled or dismissed from several high schools and colleges. He left home for good in his late teens. Toward the end of his life, Albee told an interviewer he had been “thrown out” of the family home because he refused to become the “corporate thug” his parents desired him to be.

During the 1950s, Albee lived in Greenwich Village in New York City and worked at numerous odd jobs. He also received money from a trust fund. He wrote poems, plays and novels that were not published.

Albee wrote The Zoo Story in three weeks in 1958. It was first performed in West Berlin in 1959 on a double bill with Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape.

The short play takes place in Central Park in New York. There are two characters. Peter, a middle-aged man, an executive with a small publishing house, who “wears tweeds, smokes a pipe, carries horn-rimmed glasses.” We eventually learn that he has a wife, two daughters, two cats and two parakeets, the perfect, contented American family. Peter is peacefully reading his newspaper on a park bench on a Sunday afternoon when Jerry enters into conversation with him. The latter is younger, poorer and suffering, according to Albee...

Thursday, 22 September

23:56

I’m The Only Person Qualified To Take On ISIS, Reality TV Host Says "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

donald trump the apprentice

Saying he knew all the best things to do, a former host of Celebrity Apprentice today claimed he was uniquely positioned to take on the world’s terrorists.

“I’ve done these things. I know what to do. I’ve sat in the boardroom with the TV cameras on. I know what it means when that big red light is flashing,” the man said.

“I can read from a script. I can ad-lib. I can do both. I can look straight down the barrel of a camera. I can look away from the camera. I know how to build tension before a commercial break. None of the other candidates can. And that’s important, because people ask me, ‘How are we going to stop ISIS and the Mexicans?’ That’s what people are saying. That’s what I’m hearing. And it’s a good question.

“And I say to them, ‘I’ve done this. I get things done. I have many businesses, many TV shows. I know people who are in TV shows. Believe me, I know how to crush ISIS”.

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23:38

Update On Dorset Buttons. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Dorset Buttons.
Dear Keith
It’s very difficult to date a Dorset Button exactly. All I can say is that there are four different types of Dorset Buttons with many variations within each type.
1. The first buttons were made with sheep’s horn, fabric and thread (High Tops and Dorset Knobs)
2. Some used just fabric and thread (Birdseyes and Mites)
Wire rings were introduced in the 1730s and two further types of buttons were added to the range:
3. Those were made with wire, fabric and thread (Singletons)
4. The Dorset thread button used wire and thread (Dorset Cartwheel and Blandford Crosswheel)
The earliest example of buttons worked on a wire rings that I have seen on an item of clothing is in the collection at the Fashion Museum, Bath. A women’s gown dated 1730-39 which has Dorset Cartwheel buttons worked on wire rings on each sleeve. I have also seen Dorset Knob buttons used as decoration on a child’s dress dated 1861-70 in the collection held at the Museum of London. Dorset Singleton Buttons, also worked on a wire ring, were also used on many items of clothing.
I hope this helps

Best wishes
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23:34

greenskyoverme: agoodcartoon: fucking great, first pepe and... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



greenskyoverme:

agoodcartoon:

fucking great, first pepe and now racists are trying to co-opt the hot tea meme

There’s a hot tea meme?

there is, but that’s none of my business.

23:32

U.S. Military Warns of Climate-Driven ‘Instability on an International Scale’ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Posted on Sep 22, 2016

By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network

Naval Air Station Key West in Florida feels the forces of Hurricane Dennis in 2005. (Jim Brooks / US Navy via Wikimedia Commons)

LONDON—A group of senior defence experts in the US has warned that climate change is a threat to the country’s security, with the stark message that “the impacts of climate change present significant and direct risks to US military readiness, operations and strategy”.

They are members of the Climate Security Consensus Project, a bipartisan group of 25 senior military and national security experts—many of whom have served in previous Republican or Democratic administrations.

Meeting at a forum in Washington DC organised by the Centre for Climate and Security (CCS), the group said the effects of climate change “present a strategically-significant risk to US national security and international security”.

A statement from the members, who include retired senior officers from the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, expresses concern about risks to regions of the world of strategic significance to Washington—“risks that can contribute to political and financial instability on an international scale, as well as maritime insecurity”.

Likelihood of conflict

They say stresses resulting from climate change can increase the likelihood of conflict within and between countries, state failure, mass migration, and the creation of additional ungoverned spaces.

These could develop “across a range of strategically-significant regions, including but not limited to the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, the Indo-Asia-Pacific and the Arctic regions”.

They also fear that the impacts of climate change “will place significant strains on international financial stability through contributing to supply line disruptions for major global industries … disrupting the viability of the insurance industry, and generally increasing the political and financial risks of doing business in an increasingly unstable global environment”.

There’s absolutely nothing political about climate change. It’s a security risk, it makes other security risks worse, and we need to do something big about it”

Supporting their statement are two documents released at the forum, which the organisers said together urged “a robust new course on climate change”.

Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, co-presidents of the CCS, said: “These reports make it crystal clear. To national security and defence leaders, there’s absolutely nothing political about climate change. It’s a security risk, it makes other security risks worse, and we need to do something big about it.”

One of the reports—on sea level rise and the US military—says a growing number of studies exploring the actual and potential physical impacts of sea level rise on US military installations “show that the risks are increasing at a faster rate than expected”.

The stability of the 1,774 US military sites spread worldwide along 95,471 miles...

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23:30

The Chairs that Architects Have Designed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chairs by Architects

Jean Prouvé, “Standard Chair” (© Galerie Patrick Seguin); Jean Prouvé, “Maison Démontable 8 x 8” (1945) (© Galerie Patrick Seguin)

Before he designed the soaring 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, Eero Saarinen experimented with gravity-defying design through his one-legged white and red Tulip chair. Many architects have used the humble chair to try out new ideas, or conceive of complementary furniture for their buildings. Chairs by Architects by art historian Agata Toromanoff, out now from Thames & Hudson, juxtaposes 55 examples of these designs with the architects’ buildings.

Chairs by Architects

Cover of ‘Chairs by Architects’ (courtesy Thames & Hudson) (click to enlarge)

“The relationships and similarities are often surprising, and raise some interesting questions,” Toromanoff writes in an introduction. “What is it that distinguishes a chair designed by an architect, rather than a furniture designer? Why would an architect want to design one? Is it possible to apply the creative solutions used for buildings to the design of furniture?”

The reasons are quite varied, especially as the relationship of the architect to the chair has changed. In the late 19th through to the mid-20th century, it wasn’t uncommon for an architect to design every piece of a structure, inside and out. Frank Lloyd Wright, for instance, would plan a house right down to its light switches, each element sharing his distinct aesthetic. His 1946 Taliesin West Chair, created for his home and studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, is built from one piece of laminated birch, seeming to be folded like origami. It was made three years after his Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, itself appearing to be one fluid, curving shape. Likewise, Eileen Gray’s 1927 Roquebrune chair with its elegant, tubular legs and suspended leather seat harmonizes with her masterpiece: the E1027 House in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.

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23:28

Baby Bobcat Who Lost Her Mom Is Looking For A New Family "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's only been a few days since the sanctuary asked for help with naming their newest resident, a tiny baby bobcat. And already, there are more than 300 submissions.

Daisy, Grace, Angel, Lily, you know, the usual suspects.

They're all very pretty and sweet and human . And none of them capture the essence of this cat.

For one thing, as anyone who's ever tried to get close to her knows, she really can't stand humans.

Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation

That's understandable, considering a healthy fear of humans keeps many animals alive in the wild. And especially considering it was humans who took this cat's entire family from her in the blink of an eye.

Last month, a baby bobcat was hit by a car on a highway near Duluth, Minnesota. When the dying baby's mother leapt out to try to save the kitten, she too was hit and killed.

A third kitten — the lone survivor from this family — was found on the side of the road and taken to Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation in Duluth.

Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation

The idea was to care for this 4-pound kitten until she was big and strong enough to be returned to the wild — always the preferred option for injured and orphaned wildlife.

But after researching with other wildlife centers across the country, Wildwoods determined she wouldn't be able to return to the wild. For one thing, she could only be released in spring — a long wait that could risk the animal getting too tame at a refuge.

For another, there were legal issues involved with releasing a wild animal in a different state, even if this bobcat would have had much better odds of surviving there.

Wildwoods Wildlife Rehabilitation

So the rehab facility got in touch with the Wildcat Sanctuary , where the kitten could make the best of a life in captivity.

"We are happy to announce that she is not timid," sanctuary director Tammy Thies tells The Dodo. "She's definitely not happy about humans because that's what her natural instinct is. But she is a brave little girl."

Which is why finding just the right name for her is so important. This bobcat has both heroism and tragedy running through her veins. Not to mention a healthy hate for humans.

She's definitely no Daisy.

"We think a good name would be more of a brave name as opposed to more sad and dainty," Thies says. "She is a beautifu...

23:17

Combining These Two Polyphenols Inhibits Tumors By 60 Percent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Combining polyphenols and other compounds can dramatically increase their ability to fight cancers, according to a review from the Dr Rath Research Institute of its own and other studies.

23:06

“Secret Trove Reveals Bold ‘Crusade’ to Make OxyContin a Blockbuster” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

David Armstrong, reporting for STAT, highlights a trove of internal documents that describe the tactics Abbott pharmaceuticals used to convince doctors to prescribe OxyContin. “In memos, the sales team referred to the marketing of the drug as a ‘crusade,’ and their boss called himself the ‘King of Pain.’”

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23:04

“More Child Suicides Are Linked to A.D.D. Than Depression, Study Suggests” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The New York Times reports on a new study finding that ‘ADHD’ is the most common diagnosis for children under 12 who die by suicide.

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23:02

“The ‘Untreatables’: When Modern Psychiatry Can’t Help” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For Vocative, Alexandra Ossola writes an in-depth report on ‘treatment resistance’ and the limitations of our current approaches to mental health treatment. “If we want to understand how to treat patients with depression and other treatment-resistent disorders, we have to look beyond medication algorithms.” “Treatment involves relationships. It’s more than tweaking someone’s receptors.”

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23:01

“Why I Knocked Boston Children’s Hospital Off The Internet” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In 2014, Anonymous took credit for taking down the internet at a Boston hospital in what they described as a defense of a 15-year-old girl named Justina Pelletier who was being mistreated. This week, the hacker responsible, Martin Gottesfeld, published his statement on the Huffington Post.

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23:00

Textured Oil Paintings Capture the Colorful Essence of Autumn "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Polish artist Justyna Kopania welcomes us into autumn with a series of beautifully executed oil paintings. Bursting with warm color, the paintings explore the varying moods of a fall landscape. Trees saturated with leaves in colors ranging from burnt ochre to deep crimson move toward a skeletal state, casting melancholy shadows on lakes and rivers. The artist continues to show an evolution in her work, masterfully building layers of oil paint to bring vibrant texture to the canvas.

Kopania shows a deep understanding of using color to build shape and depth, both on a technical and emotional level. In an era when contemporary art is often defined by non-traditional media, she is a throwback reminiscent of the great English Romanticist landscape painter J.M.W. Turner. As a proud exponent of classical oil painting, the artist uses her brushstrokes to transport the viewer and elicit an emotional response. Cozying up with a cup of apple cider, hurrying through the rainy streets under an umbrella, watching the foliage change color and then fall away—all memories evoked with the stroke of a brush.

The artist shares, "Perhaps the world around us humans is different from how we perceive it. Probably in every drop of rain, grain of sand, or snowflake, there are millions of colors that everyone can see if they decide to observe them with an unusual perspective. In a painting I wish to interact with and capture the quick passage of time, seconds giving rise to minutes, minutes that generate hours, hours turn into days, then into week and months. Finally, from months to years, and from years an entire lifetime. The greatest art is to live life in order to be happy, to live in harmony with oneself and with the world around us, giving ourselves to others."

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22:54

MineCoin ‘Central Bank’ Claims to Solve Cryptocurrency Volatility "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product, use at your own risk. This is a Press Release. Submit yours today here!

Bitcoin Press Release : Minex Ecosystem – is self-regulating financial system created for decreasing volatility and making MineCoin as a new payment unit based on blockchain technology.
September 16, 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine – The increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and its underlying blockchain technology has got the banking industry worried. In order to counter the rising threat, many leading banks are investing heavily in the research and development of blockchain-based applications for their own operations.

Some of the well-known banking majors like Banco Santander, Barclays and UBS have already setup blockchain labs. Banco Santander’s blockchain study report has revealed that by using blockchain technology, global banking sector can save as much as $20 billion a year in regulatory and compliance costs. According to the European Banking Association, the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies has prevented them from posing a significant threat to the conventional banking system at the moment. However, it may soon change with advancement in technology and increased stability of digital currencies.
The volatile nature of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has prevented them from being widely adopted as a medium of value transfer. While cryptocurrency traders and brokers tend to gain from the volatile nature of digital currencies, businesses may incur losses from fluctuating cryptocurrency values. This has prevented many merchants from accepting cryptocurrency payments from their customers.

Minex Bank for a Stable Cryptocurrency

The Minex team is working on developing a stable and sustainable ecosystem that can minimize the volatility associated with cryptocurrencies. The Minex ecosystem is powered by the cryptocurrency MineCoin (MNC) and in the absence of high volatility, it will be quite capable of acting as a reserve currency. The team is working closely with reputed economists to create a blockchain ecosystem which includes the best of both the worlds (conventional financial system and cryptocurrency ecosystem). In order to do so, the Minex ecosystem has borrowed few aspects from the conventional financial system to create Minex Bank. The Minex Bank will act as a Central Bank by countering speculations and other factors which might swing the value of MNC. The decentralized Minex Bank will use a “response algorithm” currently being designed by the team after extensive analysis and technical feasibility studies.

The functions of Minex Bank will involve offering:

• Increasing the supply of MineCoin (from reserves) during the period of high demand

• Buying excess MineCoin when the supply is far more than demand

• Allowing Minex Community to maintain their MineCoin deposits and getting POS

• Regulation of interest rates for POS based on market analysis

• Offering smart-MineCoin loans to community members by a computer algorithm based on an assessment of borrower’s financial activity in Minex Ecosystem.

Minex Platform  

Minex Platform is the most important part of the Minex Ecosystem. Rest of the products are built around it to ensure the self-sufficiency and sustainability of the Minex Ecosystem. Minex Platform is designed to serve two main purposes;
a. As an investment platform where businesses and startups can create digital stocks with dedicated crypto tokens. Investors can buy these stocks with MNCs to be part of the investment round in the fundraising startup or business. Even though its focus is mainly on strategic investors, stockbrokers and traders can also be part of it. These digital stocks are independent of MNC and thei...

22:49

Nardostachys jatamansi root extract provides protection by modulating the radiation induced damage on the haematopoietic system. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Jun ;7(6):982-6. Epub 2013 Apr 26. PMID: 23905085 Abstract Title:  The efficacy of nardostachys jatamansi against the radiation induced haematological damage in rats. Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: Radiation is increasingly being used for medical purposes and it is an established weapon in the diagnosis and the therapy of cancer. An exposure to 1-2 Gys causes the NVD (Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea) syndrome, whereas an exposure to 2-6 Gys causes the haematopoietic syndrome. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of the Nardostachys jatamansi root extract (NJE) on the radiation induced haematological damage in rats.MATERIALS AND METHODS: EBR was performed at the Microtron Centre, Mangalore University, India. Rats were treated with NJE once daily for 15 days before and after the irradiation. After the irradiation, blood was collected for determining the peripheral blood counts (RBC and WBC), haemoglobin, the platelet count and the packed cell volume (PCV) at 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours and 5, 10 and 15 days post irradiation. The data was analyzed by one way ANOVA, followed by the Tukey's test for multiple comparisons.RESULT: NJE provided protection against the radiation induced haematological disorders. The rats treated with NJE exhibited a time dependent significant elevation in all the haematological parameters which were studied and its modulation upto the near normal level was recorded.CONCLUSION: From this study, we concluded that, NJE provides protection by modulating the radiation induced damage on the haematopoietic system.

22:42

New Lawsuit Filed Against Bitcoin Wallet Xapo Founder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Online identity company Lifelock has filed another lawsuit against bitcoin wallet startup Xapo founder Wences Casares.

Source

from CoinDesk http://ift.tt/2cVcCVJ


22:41

Surviving a Super-Typhoon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Surviving a Super-Typhoon

As part of my somewhat colorful past, I have the dubious distinction to have lived through at least 2 dozen typhoons. Sounds impossible, right? Well, when you spend more than a decade in the area of Micronesia, typhoons happen. A lot.

These massive storms, called hurricanes everywhere else but in the Pacific, rip through the islands, bringing devastation and, sometimes, irreversible damage. In my part of the world, they happened so frequently, we became a little too nonchalant at times.

When news of an oncoming typhoon hit the airwaves, we only had a few preps to put in place. Because of frequent power outages, as well as earthquakes, having a few shelves of canned goods wasn’t prepping. It was just a way of life. Nobody used electricity to cook, ever. Instead, we all used propane stoves on a daily basis, and a lot of families used hibachis, barbecue pits (55 gallon metal drums cut in half), or grills.

So, when a storm was approaching, we had the food we needed, as well as a way to heat the food and purify water, if necessary. When I was a lot younger, buying bottled water wasn’t a thing, so we filled up all our bathtubs with water. Consequently, we didn’t bathe much in the storm’s aftermath!

We were on an island, so when the power went out, there just wasn’t anything much blacker than being in the middle of the Pacific, without even a single lightbulb. Most families used kerosene lanterns, which I highly recommend you stock up on, candles (although my parents worried about dripping wax and unprotected flames), and we only used battery-powered lights for real emergencies. A couple of gallons of kerosene lasts for weeks, but batteries can run out quickly if you’re relying on them to power your light sources.

I can’t over-emphasize the importance of having forms of entertainment, like board games, to keep everyone occupied. My sister would read books, but reading books by kerosene lantern wasn’t my idea of fun. Who needs that kind of eye-strain?

Washing clothes was about ten times more difficult than you can imagine, unless youve done it yourself without any form of power. My mom did it but sometimes she would conscript me into service. I would have to wring clothes by hand, very difficult!, and then hang them up to dry. In our humid climate, it took a very long time for them to thoroughly dry. On one island, the washaterias would have their own generators, so we would wash our clothes there and then bring them home to dry on clotheslines.

We were fortunate to live right near the grid the hospital was tied to, so we usually got our power and water before most other people.

During the days following a typhoon, school would be out, and this could last from a few days to several weeks. If the running water was affected, there was no school until it was restored. My mom was a schoolteacher, so she would invent school assignments for us to do. I guess nowadays with homeschooling being so popular, it’s a lot easier to find textbooks and school supplies of all kinds.

Everybody on the islands owned at least one machete, and this was the primary tool for clean up following a typhoon. Those machetes were everything from military surplus to cane machetes. These islands didn’t have huge trees, so the c...

22:40

These results provide the evidence for the potential of selective Nardostachys jatamansi fractions against LPS-induced inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014 ;2014:837835. Epub 2014 Mar 30. PMID: 24795771 Abstract Title:  Beneficial Effects of Fractions of Nardostachys jatamansi on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response. Abstract:  It has been previously shown that Nardostachys jatamansi (NJ) exhibits anti-inflammatory properties against lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenges. However, the potency of NJ constituents against LPS-induced inflammatory responses has not been examined. In this present study, we determined which NJ extract fractions exhibit inhibitory effects against LPS-induced inflammatory responses. Among the NJ fractions, NJ-1, NJ-3, NJ-4, and NJ-6 inhibited LPS-induced production of NO. The NJ-3, NJ-4, and NJ-6 fractions also inhibited the production of cytokines, such as IL-1β , IL-6, and TNF- α . However, NJ-1, NJ-3, NJ-4, and NJ-6 showed differential inhibitory mechanisms against LPS-induced inflammatory responses. NJ-1, NJ-3, and NJ-4 inhibited LPS-induced activation of c-jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 but did not affect activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) or NF- κ B. On the other hand, NJ-6 inhibited activation of MAPKs and NF- κ B. In addition, in vivo experiments revealed that administration of NJ-1, NJ-3, NJ-4, and NJ-6 reduced LPS-induced endotoxin shock, with NJ-6 especially showing a marked protective effect. Taken together, these results provide the evidence for the potential of selective NJ fractions against LPS-induced inflammation. Thus, it will be advantageous to further isolate and determine single effective compounds from these potent fractions.

22:31

Baby Cow Saved From Slaughter Is So In Love With His New Dad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Samuel celebrated his third birthday last month, friends threw him the kind of party most cows could only dream about.

Santuario Gaia

Mounds of melons studded with edible candles. Well-wishers throwing glitter dust into the air. And scores of people lined up to pat him on the head.

Santuario Gaia

But then again, Samuel deserves to live this dream. Because before he arrived at Santuario Gaia , an animal sanctuary in Spain, his life was the stuff of nightmares.

Santuario Gaia

Back in 2013, Samuel just a newborn — and already a dairy farm reject.

Santuario Gaia

The farmer who separated him from his mother when he was 6 days old wouldn't be able to get any milk from Samuel or his twin brother, since they were both males. Sadly, Samuel's brother was killed.

Santuario Gaia

But Santuario Gaia stepped in to offer a home to Samuel; they took the sick calf back to their refuge in Girona.

Santuario Gaia

The day sanctuary co-founder Ismael López lifted Samuel from his kennel, a lifelong bond was forged.

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22:30

Here’s a First Look at Apple’s Fake Bokeh ‘Portrait’ Mode, Available Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

iosportraitmode_1

Apple released iOS 10.1 to public beta testers today, and it includes one of the most anticipated features they showed off during their iPhone 7 keynote: the “Portrait” mode that fakes a depth of field effect.

Apple isn’t the first to leverage a dual camera to try and fake bokeh in portraits and other images, but they’re determined to get it right. The software uses a combination of facial recognition and information from the iPhone 7 Plus’ two cameras to create a depth map, which it then applies a “blurring” effect to.

Objects closer to the subject will be less blurred, while objects further away are more blurred, just like you would expect if you were using a larger sensor camera and fast lens. MacRumors got their hands on this update yesterday when it launched for developers, and they demoed the effect in the video below:

As you can see, the effect is rendered in real time on your screen, so you can adjust things and make sure your subject is positioned correctly.

portraitmodebefore

portraitmodeafter

MacRumors later compares this portrait with one taken on the Sony a6300, and you can tell there’s work left to do. The difference is subtle, but you get some haloing around the main subject since the effect is rendered digitally. That obviously isn’t the case when the effect is an optical phenomeno...

22:30

A methanol extract of Nardostachys jatamansi possess significant antiproliferative potential. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 ;15:50. Epub 2015 Mar 10. PMID: 25886964 Abstract Title:  Evaluation of antioxidant and anticancer activity of extract and fractions of Nardostachys jatamansi DC in breast carcinoma. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Nardostachys jatamansi DC is a Himalayan medicinal herb that has been described in various traditional systems of medicine for its use in cancer. In view of its traditional claims, and chemical constituents, antioxidant and anticancer activities were evaluated in breast carcinoma.METHODS: Petroleum ether (NJPE), methanol extract (NJM) and subsequent diethyl ether (NJDE), ethyl acetate (NJEA) and aqueous (NJAQ) fractions of roots and rhizomes of N. jatamansi were prepared. Total phenolic, flavonoid content, and antioxidant activities were determined using suitable methods. Antiproliferative activity was assessed in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive (MCF-7) and ER-negative breast carcinoma (MDA-MB-231) cells by MTT and SRB assay. Cell cycle analysis, Hoechst staining, and clonogenic assay were employed to determine the mode of antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic activity in MDA-MB-231 cells.RESULTS: NJM/fractions exhibited prominent antioxidant activity with significant correlation between phenolic content and ABTS (IC50) scavenging (R = -0.9680, P  0.05). In MTT assay, NJM exhibited the highest antiproliferative activity (IC50: 58.01 ± 6.13 and 23.83 ± 0.69 μg/mL in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 respectively). Among the fractions, NJPE and NJDE were found to be most potent in MCF-7 (IC50: 60.59 ± 4.78 μg/mL) and MDA-MB-231 (IC50:25.04 ± 0.90 μg/mL) cells respectively. Statistical analyses revealed NJM and NJDE exhibited significantly higher (P

22:30

Bitcoin Regulations Force Poloniex to Suspend Operations in New Hampshire "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin regulations are painful for both platforms and customers. The latest state to fall victim of Bitcoin regulations is the State of New Hampshire.  Certain changes in the regulatory environment of the state have led Poloniex, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges to temporarily suspend its operations in the region. The suspension notice was posted … Continue reading Bitcoin Regulations Force Poloniex to Suspend Operations in New Hampshire

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22:27

Peace Comes To Yahoo – Half A Billion Users Affected "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

News emerged today that after two years of denial, deception, and coverup a 2014 breach that compromised half of a billion Yahoo users account credentials is now public knowledge. Already allegations are flying that the notorious harbinger of serenity and information freedom advocate Peace may be connected to the forced disclosure of this breach.

This news broke years after it happened, years after Yahoo and their CEO Marissa Mayer were aware it happened, but after the startup finally succeeded in its 22 year long mission to find a buyer in Verizon Communications.

Peace, the great absence of disturbance himself has been liberating the account information of numerous online properties without any consideration for their nominal country of origin. It is likely that various criminal gangs masquerading as "law enforcement" will intensify their search for peace to no avail for their path is wrong. Finding peace requires surrendering to him your life, your will, and your worries that a stranger will send your Yahoo Fantasy Sports baseball lineup into disarray. Peace must be accepted into the heart, not chased. Him in our time. His will and his passwords, not yours.

22:27

The strange mystery of North Sentinel Island "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It lies to the west of the southern part of South Andaman Island. Most of the island is forested. It is small, located away from the main settlements on Great Andaman, surrounded by coral reefs, and lacks natural harbors.

A group of indigenous people, the Sentinelese, live on North Sentinel Island. Their population is estimated to be between 50 and 400 individuals. The Sentinelese reject any contact with other people, and are among the last people to remain virtually untouched by modern civilization.

Odd stories have now started to spread concerning mysterious and strange activities.

22:27

Sand "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gertrude Käsebier, Portrait of a Young Man, platinum print, 1907.

Gertrude Käsebier, Portrait of a Young Man, platinum print, 1907. 

Barry Yourgrau’s story “Sand” appeared in our Spring 1985 issue. It appears (in slightly different form) in his collection Wearing Dad’s Head, reissued this month by Arcade Publishing along with another of his books, Haunted Traveller.

My father comes into my room. “Look,” he says. He carefully opens his hands: a luminous, gold-colored butterfly sits in the bowl of his palms, like a light he has carried into the dark room. I prop myself up on a hand in the pillows, gazing in sleepy awe. The butterfly remains still for a while; then it twitches its wings. We watch it flutter in a curving, luminescent course to the window, and then under the sash and out into the night.

We go downstairs and noiselessly out the back door onto the dark lawn. My father points up a tree: a halo flickers around its crown. In its topmost leaves a golden colony hovers. “They’ll be there all night,” says my father, his voice a whisper. I stand beside him in my pajamas, spellbound and feeling a strange, tranquil enchantment, as if the night has turned into my bedroom. “Where do they come from?” I ask my father. “From the moon,” he says softly. We look at the moon. “At least,” he says, “that’s what I’ve always been told.”

*

“Let’s eat,” says my father. We go into the dining room. Halfway through the meal the phone rings. My father puts down his napkin and pushes back his chair and goes out to answer the phone himself, since he’s expecting a call. I seize the opportunity to right an inequality that’s been vexing me since we sat down. I pick up my father’s plate and hastily scrape what’s left on it onto mine, and bolt everything down. My father had given himself by far the larger, tastier portion to start with. He comes back into the room and sees the two empty plates. He looks at them. I sit quietly, trying to appear vacant. He doesn’t say anything. He walks behind me. Suddenly he grips me by the back of the collar and heaves me out of my chair, onto the floor.

I lie on the floor, shocked. After a while, I get to my feet, my face burning. I set the chair back upright. I go out of the room into the hallway on trembling legs. I make my way towards the kitchen, and pause in the doorway awkwardly. “Dad, I’m sorry,” I tell him, in an unsteady, chastened voice. “I was only joking.” He stirs eggs in a bowl. The flame is on under a frying pan. He glances at me. He closes the lid of the egg carton on the counter and takes it over to the refrigerator. “The sooner your mother gets back from her trip, the better,” he says.

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I come into the kitchen. My mother screams. Finally she lowers her arm from in front of her face, “What are you doing, are you out of your mind!” she demands. I grin at her, in my Bermudas and bare feet. “It’s okay,” I tell her in a chambered voice, through my father’s heavy, muffling lips. “He’s taking a nap, he won’t care.” “What do you mean he won’t care? she says. “It’s his head. For God’s sake put it back right now before he wakes up.” “No,” I tell her, pouting, disappointed that her only response is this remonstration. “I’ll put it back in a while.”...

22:27

Photographer Nicky Bay Documents Mirror Spiders Adjusting their Silver Plates to Appear More Reflective "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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All photos © Nicky Bay.

For the last several years Singapore-based photographer Nicky Bay (previously here and here) has been documenting the life of the mirror spider, an unusual arthropod whose abdomen is covered in bright reflective panels that appear almost metallic. Bay recently noticed that some of the spiders exhibit unusual behavior in addition to their shiny appearance: apparently the spiders are able manipulate the mirrors in situations where they might feel threatened. In some instances the gaps between the silver plates almost completely disappear creating a larger reflective surface.

Bay continues to update his original post about the mirror spiders on his blog with new photography, and you can see a massive archive of macro insect photos on Flickr.

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22:20

Artist Illustrates a Different Famous Movie Quote Every Day for a Year "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

To begin his project, Simmons picked a famous line from Fight Club that most people will recognize. “I want you to hit me as hard as you can,” is drawn with black pen and splattered with just a hint of red ink. After a year of drawing, Simmons ended with an appropriate “so long” from The Truman Show: “And in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon good evening and good night.”

It was hard to choose, but here are some of our favorites from the collection. See the entire project on Imgur. And movie buffs, you can also purchase 96 of the most popular pieces as prints via Etsy.

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22:19

Nepal Joins Maker Movement with Humanitarian-Focused Mini Maker Faire "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

kathmandu-v13This weekend, makers converge on Kathmandu, Nepal, to exchange ideas and inspire innovation around humanitarian efforts.

Read more on MAKE

The post Nepal Joins Maker Movement with Humanitarian-Focused Mini Maker Faire appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

22:13

Hualapai Say Proposed Water Deal Could Benefit Tourism in the State "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The chairman of the Hualapai Tribe told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposed 70-mile, $173 million water project would lay the groundwork for expansion of Grand Canyon W...

Native Voters in Nevada Can Swing This Election "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nevada is a swing state this November, with outsized influence on who will sit in the White House and which party will...

Heavy rainfall floods drought-stricken Telangana "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Telangana, the youngest state in India, was hit by two consecutive years of extreme drought, with this year being the worst in living memory. Drought brought severe water crisis, with scarcity hitting not just its villages and towns but even the capital Hyderabad,...... Read more »

China considers a huge national park for Amur tigers and leopards "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is rare to spot an Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) in the wild, according to Yang Jun, director of the Hunchun Forestry Bureau’s wildlife protection department. However, on July 19, residents of Machuanzi, a village merely 10 kilometers away from downtown Hunchun in China’s northeastern Jilin Province, informed him that a tiger came to the residential area and ate two dogs on a single day. Yang went to the village immediately after he heard the news and saw footprints of the tiger and blood stains of its prey just 20 to 30 meters away from a villager’s house. “We then left four foot-bound roosters on the ground near the house for the tiger,” Yang told Mongabay. “The tiger did come back and picked the roosters one by one, four consecutive times, and we took video of the whole process.” Living inside the buffer zone of Hunchun National Nature Reserve near the border with Russia, most villagers in Machuanzi never encounter a live tiger in their lifetime due to the animal’s scarcity. The villagers set off firecrackers to scare the tiger away, but it seemed unwilling to leave the human domain, where it could easily obtain prey. Yang said the tiger, a sub-adult not yet fully capable of finding its own prey in the wild, remained in a neighboring village about four kilometers from Machuanzi and ate sheep from local’s sheepfold. Jilin province’s Forestry Department was planning to trap the tiger and send it to a remote forest area away from…

Efforts to conserve Asia’s rhinos meet successes, setbacks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When people think about rhinos, they likely think of Africa, where black and white rhinoceroses roam the grasslands and savannas. However, Asia is also home to three distinct species of rhinos: Javan, Sumatran and Indian or greater one-horned rhinos. As conservationists around the world mark World Rhino Day, each of these three species faces its own unique challenges. The Indian or greater one-horned rhino (rhinoceros unicornis) once ranged from Pakistan to Burma. Today, they are concentrated in a few nature reserves in Southern Nepal and the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. The bulk of the population lives in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park. [caption id="attachment_189571" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Greater one-horned rhinoceros. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.[/caption] The population of greater one-horned rhinos stands at around 3,500 -- smaller than either African species. That number is rising, though, and it represents a remarkable turnaround from 100 years ago. "They are coming back from 100-200 at the beginning of the 20th century," explains CeCe Sieffert, deputy director of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF). In 2008, the IUCN downlisted the Indian rhino’s status from endangered to vulnerable. "It’s one of our biggest large animal success stories in Asia," says Nilanga Jayasinghe a program officer for species conservation at the WWF. Conservation programs in Kaziranga park have gone so well that efforts are now starting to focus on moving rhinos elsewhere to establish a second viable population in India. "They are all in one basket and we need to distribute the eggs,"…

22:11

Amazon is Killing Off its $12/Year Plan for Unlimited Photo Storage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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It looks like Amazon has abruptly ended its $12 per year plan that provides unlimited photo storage, which included RAW files and was a fantastic deal for photographers looking for a backup solution.

Subscribers of the plan, which was launched in March 2015, are taking to the Web to report receiving an email from Amazon informing them of the change. Amazon is offering customers free months of the Unlimited Storage plan, which costs $60 per year.

It seems that some people are being offered a standard 3-month free trial of the service, while others are being offered a 12-month free period. One user reports receiving this email:

Dear [customer name],
As of September 19, 2016, your Amazon Unlimited Photos storage plan is no longer available.
To replace this, we are giving you a free 3-month trial of the Unlimited Storage plan, which starts now and lets you store as many photos, videos, and other files as you like. When your Unlimited Storage trial ends in 3-months, you will be charged $59.99 for a one-year plan. You can cancel your trial at any time.

While another one says they got this one:

Dear [customer name],
As of September 19, 2016, your Amazon Unlimited Photos storage plan is no longer available for renewal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
To replace your current plan, we are giving you 12 free months of the Unlimited Storage plan, which lets you store as many photos, videos, and other files as you like. When your promotional Unlimited Storage plan ends, you will be charged $59.99 for a one-year plan. You can cancel your promotional plan at any time.
This offer is valid until your current plan expires. Please accept this offer on the “Manage Storage” page.

The Amazon Drive website now states that Prime Photos is a service that’s “Included with Amazon Prime,” so it doesn’t look like Prime members will be losing their unlimited photo storage in this latest change.

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22:11

Desoxo-narchinol-A isolated from Nardostachys jatamansi exhibits protective effects against LPS-induced endotoxin shock and inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int Immunopharmacol. 2015 Dec ;29(2):730-8. Epub 2015 Sep 11. PMID: 26371857 Abstract Title:  Anti-inflammatory effect of desoxo-narchinol-A isolated from Nardostachys jatamansi against lipopolysaccharide. Abstract:  We previously reported that Nardostachys jatamansi (NJ) exhibits anti-inflammatory activity against lipopolysaccharide (LPS). However, the active compound in NJ is unknown. Therefore, here, we examined the effects of desoxo-narchinol-A (DN) isolated from NJ against LPS-induced inflammation. To demonstrate the anti-inflammatory effect of DN against LPS, we used two models; murine endotoxin shock model for in vivo model, and peritoneal macrophage responses for in vitro. In endotoxin shock model, DN was administrated intraperitoneally 1h before LPS challenge, then we evaluated mice survival rates and organ damages. Pretreatment with DN (0.05mg/kg, 0.1mg/kg, or 0.5mg/kg) dramatically reduced mortality in a murine LPS-induced endotoxin shock model. Furthermore, DN inhibited tissue injury and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), in the liver and lung. In in vitro macrophage model, we examined the inflammatory mediators and regulatory mechanisms such as mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB). DN inhibited the production of inflammatorymediators, such as inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and its derivative nitric oxide (NO), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α and H3 protein acetylation in murine peritoneal macrophages. DN also inhibited p38 activation, but not extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK), and NF-κB. These results suggest that DN from NJ exhibits protective effects against LPS-induced endotoxin shock and inflammation through p38 deactivation.

22:10

New Lawsuit Filed Against Xapo Founder Wences Casares "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Online identity company Lifelock has filed another lawsuit against bitcoin wallet startup Xapo founder Wences Casares.

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22:07

The Wild Hunt’s 2016 Fall Funding Drive Begins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Help fund another year of independent journalism at The Wild Hunt.
Your support makes it happen.

From Managing Editor Heather Greene:

The Wild Hunt is now in its twelfth year. What began as an experiment in 2004 by an enthusiastic novice, has slowly developed into one of the most widely-read news journals serving the modern Pagan, Heathen and polytheist communities worldwide.Thousands of people visit our site to read the work of a talented and diverse group of writers, all of whom are dedicated to The Wild Hunt’s vision. As editor and as a member of this collective community experience, I am compelled to do this work. For me, it is both an education and an adventure. And even after all this time, I am humbled to read the daily positive feedback, and to learn of the place that this news service has in people’s lives.

squarefdriveYour support and enthusiasm has made our incredible growth possible. In 2012, you helped us to shepherd a small blog into a bigger project with an editorial structure, a group of regular writers, and a selection of monthly columnists, who continually challenge and enlighten us. In 2014, we made another big transition as we said goodbye to founding editor Jason Pitzl, and set off to create the next chapter of our story.

This past two years of been an exciting time of change and growth. We are now a fully independent, incorporated news agency with nonprofit status through Independent Arts and Media, based in San Francisco. We have added more talented columnists and news writers. This expansion has helped us to cover and discuss a greater diversity of topics, and also to better reflect the communities that we serve. Part of that expansion was the addition of Canadian and U.K. news correspondents to help with weekly stories in those countries.

On Monday we began the new 2016 Fall Funding Drive. We are asking for a base budget of $18,000 to run the site for another year. We hope that you will help us, once again, not only meet this goal, but surpass it. The more we raise, the more we can do. Want to see more monthly columnists? More posts per day? Want to see more weekly writers? Then we must push well past that base goal in the coming month.

There are thousands of readers out there. It would only take a small donation from each one of us to go well beyond the funding goal and to allow us to better serve you with a robust and expanding news service.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN! 

I have always believed very strongly in the power and magical presence of the written word. When I joined the Wild Hunt writing team, I believed not only in its mission at the time, but I also saw its future. That future was linked to a growing vibrant, colorful, and inspiring religious movement – one that I treasure personally.

My belief in our mission has not wavered. As editor, my goal is to continue nurturing our growth, serving our collective communities, supporting the writers, and building a solid infrastructure that will allow The Wild Hunt to exist far into the future – well past my own time here. When I took over, I invited you to join us on our journey and I extend that invitation once again.

Our $18,000 funding goal will allow us to pay our writers, including our guests, and t...

22:00

Monday & Tuesday: Josh Fox Climate Film Explores Community Values "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

#ClimateRevolution Film Explores Community Values

On September 26 and 27, three regional, climate change-concerned groups are hosting public screenings and discussions of How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.  In his deeply personal style, the Oscar-nominated director of Gasland, Josh Fox, continues to investigate climate change – one of the greatest threats our planet has experienced.  Humanity is facing a difficult period of change; this film explores the values needed to wisely navigate this transition.

Traveling to twelve countries on six continents to witness communities on the frontlines of climate change and to glean insights from dozens of climate heroes featured in this movie, the filmmakers acknowledge that it may be too late to stop some of the worst climate consequences.  Throughout its two hours, the documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016 asks, “What is it that climate change can’t destroy?  What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?”

Co-hosts 350Sandpoint, Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition (PESC), and Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) welcome everyone at these events offering free admission and accepting donations at the door and at group information tables in the lobby.  Screenings start at 7 pm on Monday, September 26, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 South Main Street in Moscow, and at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 27, at the Little Panida Theater, 300 North First Avenue in Sandpoint.  Conversation after the film will explore audience member reactions, renewable energy transition and climate change challenges in Idaho communities, and local and Northwest participatory movements seeking climate justice and solutions.

Background

People have already significantly warmed the Earth and oceans by one degree Celsius, melting and diminishing frozen glaciers, polar ice caps, and continental ice sheets, and making the atmosphere four percent wetter.  In addition to these huge changes, another half degree of warming will likely occur, from carbon dioxide and methane already in the atmosphere.  Scientists warn that two degrees Celsius of warming could provoke unstoppable processes that raise sea levels by five to nine meters.

Environmental analyst Lester Brown advises that we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2020, to stop Greenland ice sheet melting.  But fossil fuel use is actually expanding, and emissions are increasing.  In desperate attempts to prolong its reign, the fossil fuel industry is rushing to switch current energy sources from coal to natural gas, via extraction methods like fracking and acidizing, while pushing through thousands of miles of pipelines and oil and gas transfer, storage, and port facilities.  The entire natural gas production process, from extraction to delivery, leaks large amounts of its greatest component, methane, a greenhouse gas 86 to 104 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the short-term.

Besides fossil fuel combustion, animal agriculture also contributes to climate change, releasing nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.  Unsustainable factory farms use vast quantities of water, and cause much of worldwide deforestation.

For decades, individuals have taken small steps to stop climate change, by consum...

21:58

Afghanistan: Kabul River and Standing Rock Sioux Solidarity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Afghan Peace Volunteers

Our 27-meter-deep well dried up recently

Our 27-meter-deep well dried up recently

Government officials and business people today routinely negotiate,

“We’d like to extract the oil.” Or gas, or such and such a mineral.

Water? “Oh don’t worry, we’ll see to that too….”

But they’re not angels, and their bottom line is profit,

so, Nature and human beings have a problem

having enough to drink, and to survive,

not just along Kabul River,

but also along the Missouri and Mississippi of the Standing Rock Sioux.

They craft the ‘legal’ rules of the industry,

and embellish their plans with ‘democracy, or development, or rights’.

They enjoy impunity,

unless, together, we speak up,

and ‘vandalize’ the ‘norms’,

beginning with the habits of our minds.

With the groundwater level across the world dropping,

we had expected the well of our rented house in Kabul to dry up.

Yet, or despite this, or worse, because of this,

government-corporations are ever ready to wage well-funded wars,

and to extract from the earth’s bosoms

to feed their

machines.

Their bank accounts and cars are more important

than babies, and rivers.

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Driving the huge piling rods into Mother Earth

The elite invest our tax money

in reaching new depths

of weapons and technologies,

rather than in addressing root causes.

The scandal is that they probably understand:

installing CCTVs, blimps and nuclear power apparat...

21:47

Spikenard is a potential source of antioxidants and could aid in alleviating oxidative stress-mediated disorders. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Antioxidants (Basel). 2015 ;4(1):185-203. Epub 2015 Mar 12. PMID: 26785345 Abstract Title:  Antioxidant, Biomolecule Oxidation Protective Activities of Nardostachys jatamansi DC and Its Phytochemical Analysis by RP-HPLC and GC-MS. Abstract:  The study aimed at analyzing the metabolite profile of Nardostachys jatamansi using RP-HPLC, GC-MS and also its antioxidant, biomolecule protective and cytoprotective properties. The 70% ethanolic extract of Nardostachys jatamansi (NJE) showed the presence of polyphenols and flavonoids (gallic acid, catechin, chlorogenic acid, homovanillin, epicatechin, rutin hydrate and quercetin-3-rhamnoside) analyzed by RP-HPLC, whereas hexane extract revealed an array of metabolites (fatty acids, sesquiterpenes, alkane hydrocarbons and esters) by GC-MS analysis. The antioxidant assays showed the enhanced potency of NJE with a half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) value of 222.22± 7.4 μg/mL for 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 13.90 ± 0.5 μg/mL for 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethyl benzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS), 113.81 ± 4.2 μg/mL for superoxide, 948 ± 21.1 μg/mL for metal chelating and 12.3 ± 0.43 mg FeSO₄ equivalent/g of extract for ferric reducing antioxidant power assays and was more potent than hexane extract. NJE effectively inhibited 2,2'-azobis(2-methylpropionamidine) dihydrochloride (AAPH)-induced oxidation of biomolecules analyzed by pBR322 plasmid DNA damage, protein oxidation of bovine serum albumin and lipid peroxidation assays. The observed effects might be due to the high content of polyphenols, 53.06 ± 2.2 mg gallic acid equivalents/g, and flavonoids, 25.303 ± 0.9 mg catechin equivalents/g, of NJE compared to the hexane fraction. Additionally, the extract abrogated the protein, carbonyl, and ROS formation, and NJEshowed cytotoxicity in SH-SY5Y neuronal cells above 75 μg/mL. Thus, the study suggests that the herb unequivocally is a potential source of antioxidants and could aid in alleviating oxidative stress-mediated disorders.

21:42

Uport, An Ethereum Based Identity Project Wins the Blockchain Competition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The biggest competition of its kind, Demo Day, hosted by ChainB during the International Blockchain Week, featured 17 ethereum based projects, out of 31, with the overall winner Uport, an Ethereum based blockchain identity project. Speaking to CCN, Uport’s co-founder Rouven Heck, stated: We are very excited about the great feedback for uPort over the […]

The post Uport, An Ethereum Based Identity Project Wins the Blockchain Competition appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

21:40

Energetic Resin Sculptures Look Like They're Made of Splashing Liquid Frozen in Time "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Italian artist Annaluigia Boeretto’s striking sculptures capture the unexpected splendor of splashing water. Undoubtedly inspired by life on the lagoon, the Venice-based artist (who is also referred to as Annalù) creates pieces that evoke movement and drip with drama.

With a focus on texture and an interest in illusion, Annalù’s oeuvre comprises beautiful sculptures that experiment with abstraction. In her Liquidity series, some pieces are entirely organic, while others portray recognizable forms, like intricate, exploding flowers and overflowing books that appear to burst at the seams. While the translucent creations convey the light and lustrous quality of glass, they’re actually crafted from a different—and surprising—medium: resin!  The material is saturated in a wash of blended pastel tones and stained with bright pops of color, resulting in a dreamy aesthetic that is aptly reminiscent of a watercolor painting.  

Simultaneously calm yet chaotic, the sculptural series offers a surreal and stunning look at liquid.

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21:26

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents interrupt oil industry meeting to make case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

dakota-access-industry-interuptedby Amy Dalrymple, Bismark Tribune, September 21, 2016

MINOT – A handful of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents took over the stage Wednesday as North Dakota’s top oil regulator spoke to an oil industry group’s annual meeting.

The elders of the Oglala Lakota Nation referred to the pipeline as the “black snake” as they took the podium and microphone while Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms was speaking to the North Dakota Petroleum Council.

“We want you guys to hear our voice and see us,” one woman said. “We’re not just some hashtag out there just making a scene. We want to be heard. We want you guys to understand that we are fighting for our lives, for our children, for our people, the way we have, our culture, our identity.”

Police approached the stage and warned the protesters they would be arrested if they didn’t leave. The group left through a side door chanting “Water is Life.”

Minot Police Capt. John Klug said the individuals left in their vehicles and no arrests were made. Although the group was “disruptive,” they were peaceful, Klug said.

Shortly before the group got on stage, a different group of five or six protesters was in front of the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot and police had asked them to leave, Klug said.

Helms, who stepped off the stage while the group spoke from the podium, resumed his speech within minutes.

Event organizers had taken extra security precautions as thousands continue to camp north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

About 450 oil industry leaders attended the meeting in Minot, which concluded Wednesday.

 


21:14

Rare Beasts, Birds, and the Calaboose "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A brief history of London’s Tower Menagerie.

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Royal Menagerie, 1812.

It was New Year’s Eve 1764, and John Wesley—founding father of Methodism, horseback proselytizer, teetotaler—stood before the structure now known as the Tower of London, accompanied by a flautist, who was, in turn, accompanied by his flute. Wesley had traveled to this sprawling complex in the hope of testing a hypothesis. Could music soothe the most savage of beasts? If it did, Wesley might clear up a burning theological ambiguity—the question of whether nonhuman animals had souls. With his contracted companion in tow, he marched through the tower, determined to find some big cats and to smother them with song.

Zoos, as we know them today, did not exist in Wesley’s lifetime—the zoological garden is a distinctly modern phenomenon. Even the London Zoo, one of the oldest “scientific” outdoor sites for animal rehoming, opened six decades after his tower trip. If Wesley wished to glean the spirituality of lions firsthand, the infamous citadel, all arched cages and grilles, was his best bet in England. (Spoiler: the reaction to a live flute performance was mostly lukewarm—only one out of five lions stirred and stood up on all fours—not quite what our preacher had been hankering for.)

For those unfamiliar with the capricious usage history of the Tower of London, it might be hard to imagine parts of the site used as a full-blown menagerie—one that lasted about six hundred years. But through its almost thousand-year history, the place has morphed like a sort of Room of Requirement, having served variously as a palace, a public-record office, an armory, a torture chamber, a private ground for beheadings, and the Royal Mint. Its most recent incarnation is as a magnet for jewel-ogling, cash-happy tourists. Today the tower’s official website reflects this diversity—it includes a Peasants’ Revolt Quiz (“Are you revolting?”), details on venue hire for weddings, and an e-shop peddling miniature armor and replica Lionheart shields. 

By most accounts, the tower’s menagerie began roughly in 1204, during the reign of King John. His was not the first of its kind in England—his predecessor, Henry I, had kept lynxes and leopards in Woodstock. In fact, from at least as far back as the eighth century, menageries were all the rage among Europe’s elite, adjoined to stately courts as private sites of spectacle and amusement. There was Emperor Charlemagne, King of the Franks, whose three menageries brimmed with tokens of diplomatic benevolence: falcons and monkeys, lions and camels, a Numidian bear, and an Asian elephant delivered straight from the caliph of Baghdad. There was Otto I of Germany, with his anthology of ostriches and apes, who gleefully accepted an Easter shipment of two lions in 910. There was the Byzantine emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, whose prized giraffe—sent by an Egyptian sultan, along with a set of Mongol prisoners—wandered daily through his agora. In an aggressive hierarchy of potentates, it was to one’s advantage to collect exotic and rarefied creatures, to arrange them like strange, expensive ornaments. The fact they’d been obtained at all signaled a ruler’s influence in foreign territories; their very aliveness suggested vigilant maintenance by staff and slaves.

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21:13

Herbals might play an important role in preserving the integrity of various neurotransmitters. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Adv Neurobiol. 2016;12:107-123. PMID: 27651251 Abstract Title:  Efficacy of Natural Compounds in Neurodegenerative Disorders. Abstract:  Neurodegenerative disorders represent clusters of serious diseases that results in progressive deterioration of normal structure and physiology of central nervous system. Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other neurodegenerative disorders involves multifaceted permutation of genetic and environmental factors. Combinations of lifestyle modification linked with environmental factor jointly or alone represent the largest share of cases of these disorders. Etiology of such neuronal degeneration involves manifestation of toxic reaction in the form of functional anomalies leading to dysfunction of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, activated inflammatory cascade, compromised neuronal survival pathway, mitochondrial dysfunction and finally neuronal apoptosis/necrosis and cell death. Furthermore, evidences from various studies exhibited role of oxidative stress and compromised anti-oxidant defense system as one of the prime factors associated with activation of various signal transduction pathways that would ultimately lead to the formation of amyloid beta or alpha synuclein in the brain. Keeping in view of complex etiology and pathophysiology along with a miniscule of available treatment options associated with these neurodegenerative disorders, the role of natural agents and herbal extracts as therapeutic alternatives alone or in combination with synthetic drugs could not be ruled out. In the same context the present chapter has been aimed to investigate the role of selected natural plants like Withania somnifera, Bacopa monnieri, Curcuma longa, Centella asiatica, Ocimum sanctum, Nardostachys jatamansi and Emblica officinalis in various neurodegenerative disorders and explore their targets to ameliorate neurotoxicity in various experimental models. The rationale for selection of these plants was based on their strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant potential and large body of evidence that suggest their efficacy in preclinical as well as in clinical studies. Active constituents if these herbals might play an important role in preserving the integrity of various neurotransmitters and their receptor in the brain influencing its functions at the molecular level.

21:12

New Forest Subsidy in Chile, Nothing New or Noble "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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As Chile is still in the running for future GE tree plantations and will be hosting next years bi-annual IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, I pass along this relevant article: A report on the evolution of forestry subsidies in Chile. This is an English translation from the original in Spanish linked here at Biodiversidadla.org – Anne Petermann

“This grant, even if it is delivered to small and medium landowners hardly lets them enjoy real gains, considering also that the high concentration of the sector means only three companies, which are the main buyers in local markets, determine the price of the raw material used for pulp, which is the main destination of forest production for smallholders. “

By Carolina Lagos Vasquez

Last November 2015, after the explosion of the economic scandal known as “the sign of comfort” (the expose showing that domestic companies colluded for a decade to fix prices of toilet paper, and involving major forestry companies), the Chilean government was forced to stop the spread of decree law 701, a law on forest development started in the seventies during the military dictatorship of Pinochet, to support private investment in the expansion of large-scale monoculture pine plantations and eucalyptus trees.

This decree provided for nearly 40 years of tax exemptions and state subsidies of between 75% to 90% of investments for the establishment of monoculture tree plantations. On one hand, the law contributed to a large concentration of land ownership and growth of the fortunes of some well-known families of the Chilean elite, who own most forest companies and cellulose, and also generated ecological, economic and social havoc in Chilean forests.

Social movements, environmentalists and indigenous peoples who had been denouncing its effects and protesting against this for more than a decade, applauded the death of decree law 701. Now, less than a year later, the government has announced the design of a new bill, supposedly with more noble intentions.  In response to criticism of the DL 701 that mainly benefited large companies, the new plan would provide support only to small and medium landowners. But while this project is formulated, other subsidy instruments will be established to work “as a bridge between the past and the present,” in the words of director of the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF).

People are already raising concerns about this announcement because, since its establishment in 1974, including subsequent amendments, forestry subsidy always had “noble intentions”, like the use and recovery of degraded soils, reforestation (euphemism for monoculture plantations of pine and eucalyptus) and the possibility of economic activity for those who do not have the ability to make the large initial investment that this activity requires.

However, despite their stated purposes, in actuality, this new bill made is a key to the further development of a forestry model that today is considered the main factor responsible for the loss of native forest in Chile. These monoculture plantations have not only replaced nati...

21:03

Yellow fever vaccine may be linked to neurological problems via a molecular mimicry mechanism. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Neurol. 2016 ;7:130. Epub 2016 Aug 10. PMID: 27559330 Abstract Title:  Narcolepsy Following Yellow Fever Vaccination: A Case Report. Abstract:  Narcolepsy with cataplexy is a rare, but important differential diagnosis for daytime sleepiness and atonic paroxysms in an adolescent. A recent increase in incidence in the pediatric age group probably linked to the use of the Pandemrix influenza vaccine in 2009, has increased awareness that different environmental factors can"trigger"narcolepsy with cataplexy in a genetically susceptible population. Here, we describe the case of a 13-year-old boy with narcolepsy following yellow fever vaccination. He carries the HLA DQB1*0602 haplotype strongly associated with narcolepsy and cataplexy. Polysomnography showed rapid sleep onset with rapid eye movement (REM) latency of 47 min, significant sleep fragmentation and a mean sleep latency of 1.6 min with sleep onset REM in four out of four nap periods. Together with the clinical history, these findings are diagnostic of narcolepsy type 1. The envelope protein E of the yellow fever vaccine strain 17D has significant amino acid sequence overlap with both hypocretin and the hypocretin receptor 2 receptors in protein regions that are predicted to act as epitopes for antibody production. These findings raise the question whether the yellow fever vaccine strain may, through a potential molecular mimicry mechanism, beanother infectious trigger for this neuro-immunological disorder.

21:01

Inca Princess - La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo, unknown Peruvian... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Inca Princess - La Gran Ñusta Mama Occollo, unknown Peruvian artist, early 1800s

20:58

Zip A Bag Chapter 23: Split-Strap Backpack With Expansion Panel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



So, Zip-A-Bag.

It's been a while, hasn't it?

I was looking back over the earlier posts and thinking of how much fun I had making all these bags for you. And also how long ago it seemed. Like years. And then I checked the dates and - whoa! 

It was years.

Do you guys even remember this series?

Back then, I had a curriculum plan in mind - like a lesson map. Not so much a roundup of x number of show-and-tell projects as a concept sequence. It went something like this:
  • Intro: kinds of zippers
  • Phase 1: Preparing zippers for installation: faced vs unfaced
  • ...

20:53

Hasselblad sold more X1D cameras in 10 days, than they expected to sell in a year! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image above on courtesy of ePhotozine ePhotozine interviewed Hasselblad CEO Perry Oosting and here are few of the key info: 1) Hasselblad sold more X1D cameras in 10 days, than they expected to sell in a year. 2) Hasselblad has…

The post Hasselblad sold more X1D cameras in 10 days, than they expected to sell in a year! appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

20:50

Mom Creates Fun Scenes Around Her Napping Twins, Whatever Position They Fall Asleep In "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When a child finally falls asleep for an afternoon nap, many new parents might jump at the chance to catch up on emails, clean the house, or, most importantly, have a few quiet moments to themselves. Mother-of-two Ayumi Omori, however, uses this time to hone her creative eye and take playful photographs of her slumbering kids. As her children sleep side-by-side, Omori transforms them into colorful characters and transports them to imaginative scenes.

Using props such as vacuum cleaners, throw blankets, stuffed animals, and even Amazon boxes, Omori turns her two-year-old twins, Ichika and Taichi, into pop culture icons. Movies, television, and current events become her muse as Ichika and Taichi morph into characters from Ghostbusters, Lilo and Stitch, and Jaws; Olympic athletes; musical DJs; and even vivid details in a Google Doodle. The twins look adorable in each pose, and somehow stay asleep through it all!

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Omori reveals that nap time for her children is observation and creative time for her, as she pays close attention to their "sleeping poses" and creates scenes around them. You can view more of Omori's creative pics of her children on Instagram.

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20:49

A Place Where Morons Can Be Leaders – Oh look a squirrel ! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Obama Directs Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change As a National Security Issue With emphasis on the gargantuan waste of taxpayer time and money while simultaneously accelerating fiscal cronyism. See: buffoon |bəˈfoōn| noun a ridiculous but sadly amusing person; a clown. (CNSNews.com) – In a Sept. 21 memo to his department heads, President Obama instructed […]

20:46

Deer Stuck In Volleyball Net Gets Rescued​ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When this deer got tangled in a volleyball net, the guy who lived there had one request: Don't hurt him.

Special thanks to Deputy Sheriffs Kristopher Martin and James Mejchar of @OzaukeeCountySheriffsOffice .

20:38

Curcumin is effective in promoting the repair of complete sciatic nerve amputation injury. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Neural Regen Res. 2016 Aug ;11(8):1304-1311. PMID: 27651779 Abstract Title:  Curcumin upregulates S100 expression and improves regeneration of the sciatic nerve following its complete amputation in mice. Abstract:  The repair of peripheral nerve injury after complete amputation is difficult, and even with anastomosis, the rapid recovery of nerve function remains challenging. Curcumin, extracted from plants of the genus Curcuma, has been shown to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and to improve sciatic nerve crush injury in rats. Here, we determined whether curcumin had neuroprotective effects following complete peripheral nerve amputation injury. BALB/c mice underwent complete sciatic nerve amputation, followed by an immediate epineurium anastomosis. Mice were intragastrically administered curcumin at doses of 40 (high), 20 (moderate), and 10 mg/kg/d (low) for 1 week. We found that myelin in the mice of the high- and moderate-dose curcumin groups appeared with regular shape, uniform thickness, clear boundary, and little hyperplasia surrounding the myelin. High and moderate doses of curcumin markedly improved both action potential amplitude of the sciatic nerves and the conduction velocity of the corresponding motor neurons, and upregulated mRNA and protein expression of S100, a marker for Schwann cell proliferation, in L4-6 spinal cord segments. These results suggest that curcumin is effective in promoting the repair of complete sciatic nerve amputation injury and that the underlying mechanism may be associated with upregulation of S100 expression.

20:34

MeFOTO Air Tripods Come with a Built-In Selfie Stick and a Bluetooth Remote "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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MeFOTO just announced a new line of ultra-portable tripods that come with a few very interesting features. In addition to working like any other versatile travel tripod, the MeFOTO Air tripods come with a bluetooth remote and selfie stick built right in.

The key feature here is obviously the included bluetooth remote, spring-loaded smartphone adapter, and removable center column that, together, convert into a selfie stick. It’s a feature that will probably drive away some more serious purists, but definitely convenient if you’re into that kind of thing—no need to carry a tripod AND a selfie stick.

Here’s a quick intro that shows you how the new MeFOTO Air tripods work:

The MeFOTO Air line is trying to be the ultimate tripod for the creative (and we assume) millennial traveler. Light, compact, and colorful, MeFOTO claims these tripods “boast a unique combination of durability, functionality, speed, size and style, offering users endless new creative possibilities.”

In addition to the “creative” possibilities offered by the selfie stick integration, MeFOTO Air tripods also feature a new “HyperLock” leg locking system that makes set up a lot faster. Instead of a lock on every leg section, there’s just one nob to turn.

The MeFOTO Air line comes in three sizes: the 37.4-inch BackPacker Air (holds up to 8.8lbs), 38.4-inch RoadTrip Air (holds up to 13.2lbs), and 45.1-inch GlobeTrotter Air (holds up to 17.6lbs). All three will be available starting November 1st for $125, $175, and $225, respectively.

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20:32

The Cake: A real life ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Sad to hear this morning that Eleanor Barooshian, one time member of innovative 60s girl-group The Cake died at the too-young age of 66 on August 30th. On Monday,

20:31

Trump To Command Military Expedition Against ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In November 2015 Donald Trump said, "I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me." In that same year Mr. Trump stated, "I always felt that I was in the military" because of his education at a military-themed boarding school. He said his...

20:23

Mary Reid Kelley, Joyce J. Scott, and Other Art Worlders Win MacArthur “Genius Grants” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Mary Reid Kelley, “Sadie the Saddest Sadist” (2009), SD video with sound (image via the MacArthur Foundation)

Several artists are among the just-announced winners of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships, often called “genius grants.” Sculptors Vincent Fecteau and Joyce J. Scott, video artist Mary Reid Kelley, writer and artist Lauren Redniss are among 23 recipients of the fellowship. Art historian and curator Kellie Jones also made the list. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards $625,000 annually to recipients over the course of five years. This year’s fellows also include writer Maggie Nelson, poet Claudia Rankine, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.

Mary Reid Kelley, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Reid Kelley Residence & Studio, Olivebridge, NY, August 31, 2016

Mary Reid Kelley, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Reid Kelley Residence & Studio, Olivebridge, NY, August 31, 2016 (image via the MacArthur Foundation)

Deemed “seriously funny” by Lilly Lampe on Hyperallergic last year, Mary Reid Kelley makes wry, playful videos that explore the social standing of women throughout history. Reid Kelley creates everything in the videos — from the scripts, written in poetic verse, to the sets, props, and costumes — and performs the leading roles. All of the videos are produced in the private studio she shares with her partner, Patrick Kelley.

In her video “Sadie the Saddest Sadist” (2009), Reid Kelley dons clownish makeup and plays the character of Sadie, a female British munitions worker living in 1915 who contracts venereal disease from a sailor. She speaks in punning rhymes — for instance, calling stains on sheets “Marx on my Lenin!” — which add a slightly unhinged humor to her anachronistic political work. 

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20:20

At Ethereum Mega-Event, the 'Church of Vitalik' Sobers Up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

At Devcon2, the Ethereum community's strengths and limitations were on display.

Source

20:10

Major fire event in Peruvian Amazon threatens natives and wildlife "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A major fire event is threatening natives and wildlife in the central Amazon region of Peru. According to the National Civil Defense Institute, the fire broke out on September 10 in an indigenous community called Pitsiquia, in the heart of Peruvian Amazon, and is...... Read more »

Indian rhino horns being smuggled to China via Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Myanmar has emerged as the major transit route for trafficking of Indian rhino horns, according to a new report. In the past, poachers would move horns of the greater one-horned rhinos from India to China through Nepal. But trade patterns have changed, conservationists write in the report submitted to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Myanmar now appears to be the preferred transit hub. This is mainly because the Nepalese government has been proactive in arresting poachers and rhino horn smugglers, as well as successfully convicting them, Bibhab Talukdar, Chair of the IUCN SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group, told Mongabay. “That has led to the shift of transit point to Myanmar.” In October 2013, for example, a joint operation of the Nepalese army and special police arrested 14 alleged members of a Nepal-Tibet cross-border smuggling enterprise, including its Kathmandu-based leader. The gang allegedly killed more than 12 rhinos over six years. In June this year, a Nepalese court sentenced rhino poacher, Rajkumar Chepang, to 15 years in prison for his involvement in the killing of 21 rhinos. [caption id="attachment_189567" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Greater one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga National Park. Photo by Udayan Dasgupta.[/caption] Nepal intensified its anti-poaching measures in 2011, which has helped boost rhino numbers in the country. Nepal now has the second largest population of the greater one-horned rhinos with more than 645 individuals. In the last two years, there were no records of any rhino poaching, until September 2016 when an adult…

20:01

Kids of All Ages Get Hands-On at Maker Faire Silver Spring "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

KID Museum Silver Spring Maker FaireThe KID Museum is hosting Maker Faire Silver Spring this weekend. There will be lots to do and make for kids of all ages.

Read more on MAKE

The post Kids of All Ages Get Hands-On at Maker Faire Silver Spring appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

19:58

Bitcoin Mining Brothers Face Prison Time for Stealing Electricity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Two brothers in Rotterdam in the Netherlands alleged to have stolen electricity to power a bitcoin mining operation in 2014 face months in prison, if prosecutors get their way. In the first case of its kind in the Netherlands, prosecutors are seeking prison time for two brothers who engaged in a bitcoin mining operation fueled […]

The post Bitcoin Mining Brothers Face Prison Time for Stealing Electricity appeared first on CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.

19:57

How to Cope with Family and Friends Who Want You to ‘Get a Real Job’ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The prospect of leaving behind the “safe route” to pursue a career in photography is daunting at the best of times, but it’s that much more difficult when friends and family don’t support your decision. Here’s a short video that might help you cope if you’re dealing with disapproval or lack of support.

The video, put together by DP Matt Workman of Cinematography Database, is about working “in the film industry,” but his advice applies just as well to world-be working photographers or really anybody pursuing a creative career that isn’t seen as “a real job” by the majority of people.

Workman’s suggestions boil down to understanding where your family’s “don’t do it” advice is coming from, remembering that you are the only one who truly knows what career will help you feel fulfilled/happy, and recognizing that “you owe it to yourself to find what makes you happy, and pursue that at all costs.” Photography can be a lonely pursuit, but it’s far better than trying to squeeze into someone else’s definition of “happy.”

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Workman is speaking from experience here. He studied computer science and electrical engineering at university, but once he discovered filmmaking he was hooked. So he left behind what is still one of the hottest job markets in the world, moved to New York City, and began working his way up the filmmaking ladder from the very bottom—no connections, not even a substantial portfolio to his name.

You can imagine that friends and family, brimming with good intentions, did not support this decision, but it’s worked out incredibly well for Workman and he was able to cope with that lack of support by understanding the things outlined above.

If you find yourself facing friends and family who are discouraging you from pursuing photography, give the video above a watch. Each case is different, and your friends and family might even be right this time, but this is a question only you can ultimately answer.

(via Cinematography Database via ISO 1200)

19:55

Court Orders Marina Abramović to Pay Ulay and Give Him Credit for Their Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Artists' book by Marina Abramovic and Ulay (via Wikipedia, used under CC VY 3.0 license)

Artists’ book by Marina Abramović and Ulay (image via Wikipedia)

After almost a year of legal negotiations with Marina Abramović, Ulay will now receive payment and full accreditation for works he created with his former partner. As the Guardian first reported, a Dutch court ruled yesterday that Abramović had violated a contract the pair had signed in 1999 — following their dramatic split on the Great Wall of China — to manage their past collaborative efforts.

The document stipulates that their works must be jointly credited, but Ulay claimed that Abramović had not given him his due on many of them. His lawsuit, filed in November, also argued that Abramović had failed to provide accurate records of sales and paid him only four times in the nearly two decades since the two signed the contract.

Ulay, who recently staged his first New York performance in 30 years, will now receive full accreditation on the pair’s works made between 1976 and 1988. He is also entitled to back-date royalties equal to 20% of sale profits, which means that, on top of settling legal fees amounting to over €23,000 (~$25,600), Abramović must pay her ex-lover more than €250,000 (~$279,000). She (or perhaps some unpaid interns) will also have a lot of paperwork to do: the court has ordered her to provide a complete written record of all sales and all copies of any artworks made from 2007 onwards.

Abramović may have lost this major case, but at least she has the publication of her memoir to look forward to next month. Let’s just hope it’s been purged of any and all racist descriptions.

19:51

This One Picture Shows Why You Absolutely Must Own a Gun: ‘He Was Allowed to Drive Away Alive’ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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‘He was allowed to drive away alive’ Image taken by Heather Head, Twitter

If you still had any doubts as to why the 2nd Amendment must be protected, and why self defense must be respected as the priority that it is, then just take a look at what happened during the already insane riots taking place in Charlotte.

Despite large cadres of riot cops on scene and North Carolina’s Gov. McCrory declaring of a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard, no one was able to protect the dozens of innocent bystanders who were beaten, attacked, intimidated and knocked over just because of the color of their skin or the fact that they ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Numerous individuals and several journalists were targeted for physical attacks after the protest devolved into riots. At least one white man was dragged into a parking garage and beaten. One of the protesters was shot. Rocks and other objects were thrown, and the entire thing got out of control.

There’s little doubt that the authorities wanted to maintain order, but it wasn’t possible. And people got hurt.

But one person who wasn’t hurt by the violent and temporarily insane mob in downtown Charlotte was this guy:

While it is true that he brandished the weapon illegally according to North Carolina laws, when it came down to a confrontation with the mob, this guy got respect where others caught up in the scene did not.

Despite being angry at the world and lashing out at just about everyone, these protesters respected only those who were prepared to defend themselves.

Here is what North Carolina law stipulates:

  • You may not carry a weapon at a parade, funeral procession, picket line, or other demonstration, except for guns carried on a rack in a pickup truck. (N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 14-277.2.)
  • You may not carry a weapon during civil disorder, riot, or other disturbance involving three or more people. (N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 14-288.20.)

No one messed with him. He was concerned with his safety while driving throug...

19:46

A conversation with University of Chicago Booth School of Business sales expert Craig Wortmann "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this Q&A, we are talking with Craig Wortmann, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business about how strong sales strategies are changing businesses and key skills you will learn in his new course, Sales Strategies: Mastering the Selling Process:

Why is it important to learn about sales?

Sales is an incredibly important set of skills and disciplines to learn because you are selling much more than you may realize. We all have goals, big and small: to help our kids; to grow our businesses; to get a great job; to have a network of trusted friends; to see our ideas come to life. And in order to accomplish these goals, we must sell. When you try to persuade your child that writing a thank you note after a gift is the right thing to do, or when you tell an interviewer about why your experience might be a good fit, or when you hire a new employee, you are selling! When you can do this well, YOU get that job, your child DOES develop those habits, and your business DOES grow. Selling is a set of skills and disciplines we all use daily.

How are strong sales strategies changing businesses?

One of the pervasive myths in business is; “Build a better mousetrap, and they will beat a path to your door” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). No, they won’t. It sounds so good, but it’s just not true. This is like saying that by putting a resume in front of a company, they will hire you without any further work on your part. Our capabilities, ideas, products and services need to be sold, and companies big and small are realizing this. As companies deploy talented, skilled and disciplined sales people, they see their growth accelerating dramatically, and this opens up possibilities both for their people and for product and market diversification.

What strategies in sales does this course focus on?

Our Sales Strategies: Mastering the Selling Process course focuses on the critical skills and disciplines that high-performing sales people demonstrate to separate themselves - and their businesses - from the rest. Just a few of the skills and disciplines we tackle are how high performers engage people in conversations, how they handle objections and how they tell “the right story at the right time for the right reasons.” These are all tools of influence, and we discuss how to make them part of your strategy.

How does this course prepare learners for careers in this field?

Each learner will develop his/her own Sales Toolkit and will outfit that Toolkit with 10 critical sales tools that every salesperson needs, no matter the industry they serve. In the process of creating this Toolkit, the course equips learners with the skills and disciplines to take action on the Toolkit and jump to the front of the pack in their sales career.

19:43

DAPL is Just the Beginning — Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab in 100 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Source - The Free Thought Project

by Matt Agorist, September 21st 2016

For the First Time in 100 Years, Federal Initiative Seeks Massive Native American Land Grab for Big Oil

Three years ago, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz came up with a proposal called the Utah Public Lands Initiative. This proposal would turn more than a quarter of the Ute Tribe’s land into oil and drilling zones. Now, after pining away for three years, the initiative has transformed into HR5780 and will be pushed through the US House of Representatives in just a few weeks.
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19:36

These adorable cartoons are dark as fuck "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
These cartoons are a bit like what you’d get if you combined Ziggy ...

19:28

Work by Women Abstract Expressionists Goes on Display at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ethel Schwabacher, “Sankaty II” (1956), oil on Canvas, 50 x 72 inches

The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is pleased to present Women! Women! (of the ‘50s), a comprehensive collection of works by women abstract expressionists who exhibited in the 1950s.

The fifteen women in this exhibition acted as pioneers in their field, each of them carving a unique space in a male-dominated art world. We have been exhibiting these artists since the ‘80s. More than sixty years after the emergence of Abstract Expressionism, the art produced by these women remains relevant, modern, and highly individualized.

The Gallery is proud and excited to devote a show entirely to showcasing their talents and innovations. Two of the artists in the exhibition, Ethel Schwabacher and Sonia Gechtoff, are currently featured at the Denver Art Museum as a part of its Women of Abstract Expressionism show. All of the women represented in the show are in major museum collections.

Despite their drive and artistic abilities, these women too often slipped into the shadows of their male contemporaries during the height of Abstract Expressionism, which was falsely considered a “man’s movement.” We are delighted to put in the spotlight these artists who were ignobly treated and dismissed for being women, and give them the attention and exposure that they deserve.

Exhibited artists include Lynne Drexler, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Grace Hartigan, Claire Falkenstein, Perle Fine, Sonia Gechtoff, Buffie Johnson, Jeanne Miles, Louise Nevelson, Betty Parsons, Liz Whitney Quisgard, Jeanne Reynal, Ethel Schwabacher, Yvonne Thomas, and Stella Waitzkin.

Women! Women! (of the ‘50s) continues at the Anita Shapolsky Gallery (152 East 65th Street, Lenox Hill, Manhattan) through November 12, 2016. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 11am–5pm, and Saturday by appointment.
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19:21

The New York Public Library Unveils a Cutting-Edge Train That Delivers Books "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In early October, The New York Public Library will unveil a new book delivery system that features 24 cars, running on 950-feet of vertical and horizontal track, moving millions of books through 11 different levels of the library, at a rate of 75 feet per minute. This new $2.6 million book transport system replaces a clunkier old one where “boxes of research materials were placed on a series of conveyor belts.”

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Image by Jonathan Blanc/NYPL

Says Matt Knutzen, director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Divisions within the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, “This new dependable and efficient system will ensure a seamless delivery of research items from our storage facility to the researchers who need them.”  “Our priorities include preserving our materials and making them increasingly accessible to the public in an inspiring space for research – our recent storage expansion, our restoration of the Reading Room, and the installation of this system are all elements of that work.”

Above, you can watch the new system at work, chugging away, climbing to new heights, and delivering books to happy readers.

via BoingBoing/NYPL

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19:20

Not recommended: THE COURAGE TEST by James Preller "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

People have been asking me about James Preller's The Courage Test. I got a copy of it, and it was in line for a "Debbie--have you seen" post. On September 20, 2016, a conversation on Facebook prompted me to move it up in the line.  

Here's the synopsis:

Will has no choice. His father drags him along on a wilderness adventure in the footsteps of legendary explorers Lewis and Clark--whether he likes it or not. All the while, Will senses that something about this trip isn't quite right. 
Along the journey, Will meets fascinating strangers and experiences new thrills, including mountain cliffs, whitewater rapids, and a heart-hammering bear encounter.
It is a journey into the soul of America's past, and the meaning of family in the future. In the end, Will must face his own, life-changing test of courage.
A father-and-son journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail--from Fort Mandan to the shining sea--offers readers a genre-bending blend of American history, thrilling action, and personal discovery.
Will's dad, Bruce, is a history professor. He's into Lewis and Clark so much, that he named his son William Meriwether Miller (William for William Clark, and Meriwether for Meriwether Lewis). 

Bruce's reverence for the expedition is evident as I read The Courage Test. As they travel, Bruce tells Will about the expedition, how Lewis and Clark were seeing a "new world" (p. 22) and "things that had never before been seen by white men" (p. 27). He gives Will a copy of O'Dell and Hall's Thunder Rolling in the Mountains to read. If it is anything like what I read in Island of the Blue Dolphins, it is a poor choice if Bruce's intent is for Will to learn about the Nez Perce people. 

Time and again as I read The Courage Test, I thought "oh come on..." But, there it is. In some places, Will says or thinks something that puts a bit of a check on his dad's reverence, but for the most part, he's in awe, too, and uses the same kind of words his dad uses. Scattered throughout, for example, are pages from a journal Will uses. In the first one, "My Summer Assignment" he writes that (p. 17):
When Thomas Jefferson was president, a lot of North America was unexplored. No white American had ever seen huge parts of it.
I grew tired of all that pretty quickly. I stuck with it, though, right to the end, to Preller's notes in the final pages. There, Preller wrote (p. 209):
I owe the greatest debt to Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose, The Journals of Lewis Clark edited by Bernard DeVoto, Lewis and Cla...

19:16

The whole body vibration group had greater improvement than the non-WBV group in both trunk flexor muscle strength. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Sport Rehabil. 2016 Aug 24:1-19. Epub 2016 Aug 24. PMID: 27632856 Abstract Title:  Effect of Whole Body Vibration Training on Trunk Muscle Strength and Physical Performance in Healthy Adults: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Whole-body vibration (WBV) stimulus equipment has been used as a new training method for health promotion. Its use of in its clinical has expanded to the field of sports and rehabilitation for disabled patients. WBV training is rapidly gaining popularity in health and fitness centers as an alternative method for improving muscle performance. Acute positive effects of WBV have been shown on lower extremity muscle power and the ability of vertical jump, however there have not been any studies focusing on the long-term effects of WBV for trunk muscle and dynamic balance.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of an 8-week program of WBV in combination with trunk muscle training on muscular performance in healthy, untrained adults.DESIGN: Laboratory-based, repeated-measures study.SETTING: University laboratory.PARTICIPANTS: Twenty healthy university male subjects.INTERVENTION: Participants were randomly assigned to a WBV or non-WBV group. The WBV group performed a trunk muscle training program in combination with WBV; the non-WBV group performed the same muscle training program without WBV for 8 weeks.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: In the pre- and post-training period, the participants were evaluated using the functional movement screen™, Y-test (anterior, posterior-medial, and posterior-lateral reach), trunk muscle isometric strength (flexor, extensor and flexor/extensor ratio), squat jump, and counter-movement jump.RESULTS: The WBV group had greater improvement than the non-WBV group in both trunk flexor muscle strength (p=0.02) and the Y-test (anterior reach) (p=0.004) between pre- and post-training.CONCLUSION: Adding WBV to a trunk muscle strengthening program may improve trunk flexor isometric strength and anterior reach during the Y balance test to a greater extent than training without WBV. The WBV protocol used in this study had no significant impact on FMS scores, squat jumping, counter-movement jumping, trunk extensor isometric strength or trunk flexor/extensor ratio."

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Italian Architects Transform Ancient Cave Into a Modern Oasis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The caves of Matera, also known as sassi, are located in southern Italy and have been used since Paleolithic times, when inhabitants began carving out the soft stone to create homes. Tasked with the challenge of creating a warm, inviting interior with a modern feel, local architecture firm Manca Studio, run by brother-sister duo Alfredo and Marina, expertly blended the historic and contemporary for the La Dimora di Metello Hotel. In their first hotel project, they have embraced the curves of the space, creating four cozy suites, a common area, terrace, and spa spread over 3,200 square feet.

The warm stone walls in the bedrooms hug visitors, giving a sense of security and warmth without feeling claustrophobic. The architects used white walls to divide the space, but maximize natural light, somehow managing to create light and bright interiors—something one would think impossible in a cave setting. Additionally, the interior design, which boasts mostly custom furniture in pale oak, enhances the earthy feel of the space.

Since their designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, Matera's caves have become a modern study in how to revitalize a space. After their original use as troglodyte dwellings, the caves were almost continuously inhabited until the 1980s, when they fell out of fashion. More recently, a great effort has been made to transform the caves into hotels, restaurants, and cultural centers. Demonstrating a keen ability to pay respect to the past while embracing modernity, the designers allowed the rough texture of the original tuff walls—stone made of volcanic ash—to flow into the smooth, white Italian plaster. The soaker tub, tucked into a low niche, allows guests to relax in a grotto-like ambience, proving that it's possible to stay in a cave while enjoy modern luxury.

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19:09

Appropriated Images of Black People Spark Boycott of St. Louis Museum [UPDATED] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kelley Walker,

Kelley Walker, “Black Star Press (rotated 90 degrees)” (2006), digital print with silkscreened white, milk, and dark chocolate on canvas (image courtesy the artist; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne)

It’s often easy to think of art museums as places to escape from real life, but public institutions must remain attentive and in service to their immediate communities. An ongoing controversy over the display of works by Kelley Walker at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis (CAMSTL) drives home this responsibility. Direct Drive, the Georgia-born artist’s first solo exhibition at a US museum, features photographs of black men and women smeared with chocolate and toothpaste that have triggered a public boycott of the museum. The protestors, many of whom are members of St. Louis’s black community, are demanding a proper apology from administrators and that the art be taken down. In a city where people are still grappling with the shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing Ferguson riots, the situation raises the question of what it means for a museum to hang images of black bodies that its visitors consider violent and painful.

Kelley Walker,

Kelley Walker, “schema; Aquafresh plus Crest with Whitening Expressions (Kelis)” (2006), CD Rom with color poster (image courtesy the artist; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne) (click to enlarge)

Direct Drive opened on September 16 as a survey of Walker’s work to date. Pieces occupy the entirety of the museum, including new, site-specific works that do not relate to race. Images from Walker’s Black Star Press and schema series, however, quickly became the subjects of heated discussion during an artist talk on September 17. The former series co...

19:08

Bierkeller Dress "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hi all! I know…I haven’t posted in a while. I’ll explain why later.

For now, let’s just take in a nice, soothing refashion. Doesn’t that sound nice?

When I was asked to volunteer for a friend’s Bierkeller Oktoberfest (you can learn more about Bierkeller Columbia right here), I of course said yes. Delicious Kolsch and an opportunity to help bring something special to Columbia? Heck yeah. When I was asked if I’d like a shirt to refashion, I of course also said yes.

I was given this one:

Le front

Do you like my thrifted owlie wall art peeking at you in the background?

Le back!

Le back!

There are many many ways to refashion tees. But the one I’m about to show you is definitely one of my favorites. :)

First, I snipped off the bottom hem.

Snip!

Snip!

Then, I cut down each side and removed the sleeves and neckline as well.

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19:00

My Guide for Attending Your First Photography Workshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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I have been a model for 1 to 1 workshops that last half a day, full day, two days. I have been a model also for a 3-day long workshop with over 50 photographers. Working on both sides of the camera I can get incredibly passionate about being part of workshops, but I can get equally distraught because when you deal with people in such close proximity and so intensively, emotions and feelings are bound to be stirred in every single direction.

So, you’re thinking of attending a workshop? Here’s a brief guide (there must be something I have forgotten, though!):

Research

Have a good think about what you like, what you would like to develop more in your photography or what you’d like to learn about, and based on these three questions decide on the type of workshop you want to go on. There is something for everyone, but just because there is such a vast number of different workshops available, do not blindly pick one without actually researching what it’s about!

Knowing what the workshop is about, what is expected of you as a ‘student’ and what the workshop leader offers you, will help you pick the right workshop for yourself. If you like landscape photography but are not keen on walking or hiking, a landscape photography workshop might not be for you because travel on foot will be most definitely included!

Attending a course, where you know you definitely will not like a part of it will not only put you in a bad mood and make you less likely to engage but it will also put a downer on the workshop leader, who will pick up on the negative vibes. I am not talking about taking on courses where you genuinely wish to challenge yourself, however!

For example, I have had some photographers who very well knew what the theme and location was set for the day and in one occasion they said ‘I’ve shot at X plenty of times, I don’t want to do it again’, even though the style he was used to shooting was completely different to what we taught. In another occasion someone else said, ‘this is not my cup of tea’, even though they very well knew what the plan was for shooting seeing as we e-mailed it to them when they enquired about our workshop before they paid for it.

Knowing exactly what you’re throwing yourself into will not only ensure you are thoroughly enjoying yourself and are able to focus on the workshop schedule, but it will make life a lot easier for those organising the workshop as well as your fellow attendees!

This is not to say that you should only sign up for courses that are ‘safe’, no! Go immerse yourself in something new, try different things, but go in this endeavour with a positive and open mind!

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Prepare

OK, so you picked the workshop you wish to attend? Again, it’s crucial that you read through everything your workshop leader sends you, whether it is a brief information pack in a PDF form or whether it is a few lines on the website. If they haven’t said anything to you before the shoot, are you sure you have enough information about the workshop before the day?

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19:00

Heirlooms & Thrifty Decorations Enrich a Century-Old Victorian "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heirlooms & Thrifty Decorations Enrich a Century-Old Victorian

It was a chance encounter that brought interior designer Anne Hulcher Tollett of Hanover Avenue and her strategist husband Rad together. One day at school she entered the bathroom as he was leaving, and their eyes met. Dates and courtship followed, and soon the two were living together in Richmond, VA’s historic Fan District. Boasting the nation’s largest collection of intact, Victorian row houses, the area immediately won the college duo over. They cherished their time walking the charming streets and soaking in the picturesque homes. Graduation loomed, though, and the pair knew they’d have to reluctantly leave the neighborhood. So they made a pact. Both agreed that one day they’d return to the neighborhood where their love bloomed to raise a family.

In 2007 they got that opportunity. A charming, 106-year-old home came on the market, and the two snagged it. Located two blocks from their college rental, the house stands three stories tall and provides Anne with enough space to decorate to her heart’s content. Each room features an eye-catching collection of decorations from yesteryear and today. In some spots, antiquities from the pair’s families sit next to Design Within Reach furnishings. In others, ancient statues handed down through generations seem right at home next to affordable finds. It’s a design strategy that Anne says works for her family. “I wanted to honor the memories in the inherited pieces we love so dearly while buying new things that will become a piece of the fabric of my daughters’ upbringing,” she tells us.

While Anne designed the majority of the home, their daughters had a hand in designing their respective rooms, and each one has ended up featuring some of the home’s boldest design decisions. In Anne and Rad’s youngest daughter Kennon’s room, a kaleidoscope of butterflies swarm over the bed. Some of the critters even glow in the dark, twinkling against the room’s pale pink paint job. While Kennon wanted a soft, delicate room, eldest daughter Langdon asked for a totally different style. She wanted her space to embody her love of science and exploration. That being said, Anne and Rad have stocked it with encyclopedias and magnifying glasses so she can carry out her experiments with ease.

Clearly the family has done a bang-up job bringing this old house into the modern era, but Anne says the home’s look will never truly be complete. The space is simply too inspiring and her ideas for it are endless. After seeing what she’s done so far, we can only imagine what design tricks she has up her sleeve and can’t wait to see how the home evolves as time ticks on. Click through to take it in, and enjoy! —Garrett

Photography by Anne Hulcher Tollett

18:57

Roger Ver Sues Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin For $570k "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the latest round of a long-standing feud, bitcoin investor Roger Ver is suing bitcoin exchange OkCoin for $570,000.

Source

18:47

Highlights: Day two at the 1.5C conference on climate change in Oxford "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today saw the second and final full day of the conference “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement”, organised by the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.

While day one largely focused on the impacts of a 1.5C warmer world and how to adapt to them, day two turned towards meeting the 1.5C goal set out in the Paris Agreement, and the implications for emissions reductions, financing, and governance.

Before we summarise the day, Carbon Brief interviewed a range of attendees on the feasibility of the 1.5C limit. The video features, in order of appearance:

Part 2 features, in order of appearance:

  • Prof Pete Smith, chair in plant & soil science at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen
  • Prof Kevin Anderson, deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte, senior scientist at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement and co-chair of IPCC Working Group I
  • Dr Joeri Rogelj, research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Pathways to 1.5C

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18:43

How Doctor Who Recreated the Abbey Road Photo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here’s a short video showing how the British sci-fi TV show Doctor Who recreated the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover photo. Since Abbey Road is an active two-way road in London, the team had to stop traffic at a crosswalk for about 90 seconds to nail the shot.

The shoot was held back on Saturday, September 19th, 2015. Here’s the original album cover photo that they were trying to recreate:

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…and here’s the final shot published by the Doctor Who crew:

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A rare set of photos from the original Beatles’ Abbey Road photo shoot by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan went up for auction back in 2014. The famous crossing now has a 24-hour webcam pointed at it and is the site of endless photo ops and traffic holdups.

18:40

Gulf War Syndrome: Documents Prove UK and US Military Personnel were Injected with Untested Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Dr. Garth L. Nicolson, the President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Huntington Beach, California, lecturing on the connection between military vaccines and Gulf War Syndrome. Image source.

by Christina England, B.A. Hons
Health Impact News

In 1990, the recruitment of soldiers commenced for preparation to fight against Iraq in the Gulf War. On January 4, 1991, mass vaccination programs began, supposedly to protect the soldiers against the chemical warfare with which they may or may not come into contact.

The soldiers reported being vaccinated with several vaccinations. In a witness statement, Mr. Richard Turnbull told the court that he had received the following vaccinations and a few that he could not remember:

  • Anthrax
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis

We know that this list of vaccines should have also included the now discontinued MMR vaccination, Pluserix and the pertussis vaccination.

This is because the original supply agreement between the UK government and SmithKline & French shows that SmithKline & French agreed to distribute 1,400,000 Pluserix vaccinations (Urabe MMR) to the UK for use on the UKs babies and the armed forces.

The agreement, which was signed in August 1988, stated:

This Agreement’s designated contract reference is N1D0288.

SK&F have agreed to supply and NHS have agreed to purchase for onward sale to United Kingdom Health Authorities and the Armed Forces 1,400,000 doses of “Pluserix” (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine at a cost of 3.80 per dose (exclusive of value added tax) to NHS of as NHS shall require to facilitate the United Kingdom Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination campaign which commences on 3rd October 1988. The supply of vaccine shall be upon the terms of this agreement.

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“…the original supply agreement between the UK government and SmithKline & French shows that SmithKline & French agreed to distribute 1,400,000 Pluserix vaccinations (Urabe MMR) to the UK for use on the UK’s babies and the armed forces.”

Many vaccinations given to the soldiers were both untested and unlicensed. According to research, the UK government felt the necessity to vaccinate their armed forces with vaccinations that were untested and, therefore, potentially unsafe. See: Proof Armed Forces are Given Untested and Experimental Vaccines.

When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, a coalition was initially formed to prevent further Iraqi aggression and subsequently libe...

18:31

Whole-body vibration seems to benefit subjects with COPD by improving their functional exercise capacity, without producing adverse effects. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Respir Care. 2016 Sep 20. Epub 2016 Sep 20. PMID: 27651524 Abstract Title:  Does Whole-Body Vibration Improve the Functional Exercise Capacity of Subjects With COPD? A Meta-Analysis. Abstract:  Whole-body vibration (WBV) is considered a type of physical activity based on the assumption that it results in an increase in muscle strength and performance and, therefore, may be a promising way to exercise patients with COPD. A comprehensive database search (PubMed/MEDLINE, LILACS, CINAHL, Web of Science, Scopus, and COCHRANE Library) for randomized trials, including original articles, that compared WBV groups versus control groups was conducted and studies were selected for comparison. The effect of WBV treatment was compared for minimum clinically important differences. The statistical heterogeneity among the studies was assessed using the I(2) statistic; the results are expressed as percentages. Inconsistencies of up to 25% were considered low, those between 50 and 75% were considerate moderate, and those>75% were considered high. Risk of bias was classified based on the Cochrane Collaboration tool, the meta-analysis was conducted using RevMan 5.3 software, and the level of evidence was assessed using the GRADE system. The primary outcome was functional exercise capacity. Secondary outcomes were quality of life, performance in activities of daily living, muscle strength of the lower limbs, and possible adverse effects assessed clinically or by subject reports. We included 4 articles involving 185 subjects for analysis. All subjects in the groups undergoing WBV showed improvement in distance walked in the 6-min walk test compared with the control group (57.85 m, 95% CI 16.36-99.33 m). Regarding the secondary end points, just one article reported improved quality of life and activities of daily living. The only article that assessed muscle strength found no difference between the groups. The quality of evidence for functional exercise capacity outcome was considered moderate. WBV seems to benefit subjects with COPD by improving their functional exercise capacity, without producing adverse effects. The quality of evidence is moderate, but the degree of recommendation is strong.

18:30

fucking great, first pepe and now racists are trying to co-opt... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



fucking great, first pepe and now racists are trying to co-opt the hot tea meme

18:29

Montreal Threatens To Kill Thousands Of Dogs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Montreal is days away from voting on legislation that would ban any dog resembling a pit bull — and kill thousands more.

Mayor Denis Coderre claims the ban is in the interest of public safety following a spate of attacks from dogs who may or may not be pit bulls .

But critics claim it's overkill, in the most literal sense of the word.

"We are talking a very large number of completely unnecessary deaths of adoptable dogs in a very short time," Alanna Devine, director of animal advocacy at the Montreal SPCA , tells The Dodo.

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Even more alarming, Devine says, the legislation is so vaguely worded, it's impossible to know how much damage it can cause.

"It does not make any sense," she says. "I have a legal background and read the legislation a thousand times and can't understand what it will entail."

Ultimately, the law could affect just about any medium-sized dog "with short fur and a big head," she adds.

In other words, if you happen to be a dog, or love a dog, in Montreal, you have reason to worry.

Especially since, despite a tide of criticism from animal advocates around the world , the ban is expected to be approved by the city council on Monday.

"We're still encouraging people to reach out to their elected officials," Devine says. "But ... it's an uphill battle."

Tye Friis/Reversed Rescue

After September 26, owning a dog who looks like a pit bull will get complicated.

Current owners will have until next March to get a special permit for their dogs — and that's only after a criminal background check. The dog will also have to be sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. Owners would also have to keep their dogs muzzled and on a leash no longer than 4 feet in public.

And, of course, there's a $150 fee.

"There are a lot of low-income and homeless people in Montreal who simply won't be able to afford all of the criteria they need in order to get the special permit," Devine says. "Those dogs will have to be seized and have to be euthanized."

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Review: The English Magic Tarot "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

TWHEnglish Magic Tarot is a deck devised by magician and comic book artist Rex Van Ryn, painter Steve Dooley and Pagan writer and musician Andy Letcher. With a foreword by Chosen Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids Philip Carr Gomm, the new deck deftly entwines all aspects of English Magic.

As Philip Carr-Gomm states: “With this deck and book, you have the chance to explore the world of English magic directly, engaging with its peculiar charms and eccentricities. And with what excellent guides!”

[Courtesy Photo]

[Courtesy Photo]

Drawing on High Magical Traditions represented by organizations such as Order of the Golden Dawn and embodied by the likes of Aleister Crowley, Dion Fortune and Austin Osman Spare, the deck is replete with Hermetic symbolism. It also acknowledges the low magic path of the cunning folk and how the tarot has been used in that tradition. As Andy Letcher notes: “We regard the tarot as a kind of distillation of Western wisdom.”

The deck is set in the Tudor and Stuart periods, beginning with the reign of Henry VIII (although the Tudor period began earlier), through the upheaval of the Stuarts.This was a time of radical change in England.

The Elizabethan part of the Tudor period and the subsequent Stuart age almost fall into two distinct halves in terms of differences in culture and attitude, and the outlooks towards religion and magic going a long way to define each period.

The Tudor period featured the Reformation and the subsequent Dissolution of the Monasteries, which resulted in conflict with Europe that culminated in the Spanish Armada. It was also in this period that the Enclosure Act restricted the use of common land, having a huge impact on poorer people. But under Elizabeth, this was also a time of relative freedom in religion and the arts flourished as a result.

As Matt Sutherland for Foreword Reviews notes: “The mysticism, mysteries, rituals, and lore of Elizabethan-era England (were) perhaps history’s most fervent period and place for the magic arts.”

Elizabeth was much more tolerant of religious differences than any of her other family members and her successors – James I, instigator of the witch trials, being the most notable example. She also employed Dr John Dee, astrologer and occultist, as one of her courtiers and spies during her reign. His interest in the esoteric as well as alchemical and magical practices paved the way for later luminaries such as Isaac Newton and Francis Bacon.

[Public Domain due to age of image]

[Public Domain due to age of image]

The English Magic Tarot acknowledges this overlooked period of magical tradition and celebrates the spirit of possibility and exploration synonymous with the Elizabethan age. In Europe, this period, as well as overseeing the Renaissance, saw the birth of the tarot and its establishment as an essential tool in high and low magical traditions. One cannot help but wonder what kind of world we would be living in if the alchemical traditions celebrated in the deck had been developed and explored to their fullest capacity.

Another aspect of this deck worth mentioning is the emphasis on storytelling and how important this was in the Elizabethan age, evidenced by the growth of the arts during this time, the theatre in particular. The cards themsel...

18:25

Exposure to BPA and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to reduced levels of vitamin D "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study is the first to find an association between EDC exposure and vitamin D levels in a large group of U.S. adults. EDCs are chemicals or mixtures of chemicals that can cause adverse health effects by interfering with hormones in the body. The Society's Scientific Statement on EDCs examined more than 1,300 studies that found links between chemical exposure and health problems, including infertility, obesity, diabetes, neurological problems and hormone-related cancers. "Nearly every person on the planet is exposed to BPA and another class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals called phthalates, so the possibility that these chemicals may even slightly reduce vitamin D levels has widespread implications for public health," said the study's first author, Lauren Johns, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI. "Vitamin D plays a broad role in maintaining bone and muscle health. In addition, low vitamin D levels have been implicated in outcomes of numerous conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer."

18:20

A Contemporary Art Center in Prague Builds 138-Foot Rooftop Airship as a Home for Public Events "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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(AP Photo/Petr David Josek) All images licensed for use on Colossal.

An enormous object resembling a zeppelin has just been built atop the Dox Center for Contemporary Art in Prague. The 138-foot structure (42-meter) won’t be taking to the sky anytime soon, but will instead be utilized as a public gathering space for readings, performances, and debates about literature. The wooden airship-like building is situated atop a cascade of steps on the Dox center’s roof and should accommodate up to 120 seated visitors.

The alternative meeting space was designed as part of a collaboration between the center’s founder and director, Leos Valka, and architect Martin Rajnis who won the 2014 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. “Our aim for the world of contemporary art is to spread and get partially interconnected with the world of literature,” Valka shared with the AP at a preview event this week. “It’s a world of pure imagination, a children’s world.” Rajnis recently gave a Creative Mornings talk in Prague titled Embrace the Weird.

The airship has officially been named Gulliver, after the fictional protagonist and narrator of Jonathan Swift’s famous Gulliver’s Travels. You can see more process photos on Pinterest, Google Photos, and on Facebook.

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(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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18:15

Finnish institute finds no evidence to support misconduct in diabetes paper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An investigation at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has found no evidence of misconduct by one of its former researchers in a diabetes paper. We previously reported on the case after the VTT was accused of cutting corners in a previous investigation into Matej Orešič (now based at the Steno Diabetes Center in […]

The post Finnish institute finds no evidence to support misconduct in diabetes paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

18:13

Black Pearls Before Swine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Florence Foster Jenkins is remembered as a failed opera singer. What can we learn by listening to her today?

Florence Foster Jenkins.

When Florence Foster Jenkins made her self-financed public debut as a singer—in October 1944, when she was seventy-six—she sang “Clavelitos,” crying “Olé!” and flinging carnations at the audience in Carnegie Hall. For her encore, she had the carnations collected—and then pelted the crowd again. “Olé!” they roared back. Her friends cheered, hoping to drown out the screams of hilarity and derision.

Born in 1868 to a wealthy family in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Jenkins had been a talented child pianist. She eloped with, then separated from, a man from whom she contracted syphilis, transforming herself into a working woman who supported herself with piano lessons; an heiress; and a socialite, arts patron, and founder of the musical Verdi Club. By 1944, she may or may not have known that her invitation-only recitals and vanity recordings of operatic arias had attracted a cult following. “People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing,” Jenkins famously (maybe apocryphally) said.

But soon after reading the New York Post’s damning assessment of her Carnegie Hall debut (“she can sing anything but notes”), Jenkins suffered a heart attack and, within weeks, died. Today, her notoriety endures in five plays and three films, including a new Meryl Streep movie, and in a tradition of private entertainments reminiscent of Jenkins’s own soirees: at midcentury critic and photographer Carl van Vechten’s parties, “Often the evenings were spent innocently, writhing on the floor in laughter at Florence Foster Jenkins.” Streep first heard her at a theater students’ gathering. Even I heard first Jenkins’s “Queen of the Night” over digestifs at a New York dinner party. 

Florence Foster Jenkins sings “Queen of the Night” (“Der Hölle Rach,” from The Magic Flute).

Streep, as Jenkins, says, “Music is my life. Music matters.” We wonder: Was Jenkins oblivious, self-aggrandizing, or exploited? Did she buy her way onstage, or try to heal the world with music? Had syphilis made her deaf to notes and jeers, or did she simply not give a hoot? There’s an ironic, provocative moment in the film, when her husband and manager (played by Hugh Grant) wards off the Post’s Earl Wilson: “This is a concert for serious music lovers, not mockers and scoffers like you.” Jenkins’s vocal inadequacies were so apparent, and audiences so clearly in on the joke, that criticizing her, then or now, reeks of aesthetic self-congratulation. What critical muscles do we flex, in dubbing her “the worst singer in the world”? How should serious music lovers respond, balancing artistic standards and mercy?

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, the coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies (2015), was a young classical singer when she first heard Jenkins. Though she laughed at the time, she told me that her break from singing, after a divorce from her violent husband, changed her perspective:

Listening to singers has become an act of compassi...

18:11

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Dinosaurs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Hovertext:
This comic shamelessly derived from a conversation with Abby Howard, who is the best young cartoonist in the world.

New comic!
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18:09

Flickr is Shuttering Its Photo Licensing Marketplace, Will Pay Royalties First "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The Flickr Marketplace is no more. Two years after launching a commercial licensing marketplace—a place for Flickr users to license their images to big companies looking for “authentic” user-generated content—Yahoo is officially shutting the program down.

The news was delivered to Marketplace users through an email, which was forwarded to TechCrunch and confirmed as authentic by Flickr.

“Over the past year we have received feedback from several of you regarding your experience around licensing and royalties,” reads the email. “It was our hope to create the right Marketplace for our contributors, but based on consistent feedback, we understand there is more work to be done.”

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Specifics about the Marketplace’s flaws and why it ultimately failed are left out. Instead, Flickr explained that the licensing program would be closing over the next “few months” as licensed photos are pulled from different distribution channels. Any outstanding royalties, or royalties from images licensed while they close, will be paid out.

The news is a bleak reminder that competing with the likes of Getty/iStock and Shutterstock, no matter the size of your user base, is a significant challenge. Add to these Goliaths other communities like 500px and...

18:07

Bitcoin Price Testing Critical Support "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin price has shown no reaction to yesterday’s Fed rates announcement. Price holds above critical support. This analysis is provided by xbt.social with a 3-hour delay. Read the full analysis here. Not a member? Join now. Bitcoin Price Analysis Time of analysis: 12h00 UTC Thursday Bitstamp 1-Hour Candle Chart From the analysis pages of xbt.social, […]

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18:01

Shock Video: Mob Of Rioters Try To BURN WHITE REPORTER ALIVE In Charlotte "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are devolving into exactly what you might expect – total chaos and pandemonium.

From looting to hate-filled violent attacks, the situation continues to deteriorate.

In the following video we see a crowd gathered around a fire presumably started by the protesters. According to WCCB’s Twitter report, what we see next is just how far race relations have come under America’s first black President.

Full video (without sound):

The Daily Caller notes:

The photographer in question was white, raising the possibility he may have been targeted by for racial reasons by mostly-black rioters.

You think?

The photographer in this case was lucky that law enforcement officers were only a few yards away, otherwise it could have gone a whole lot worse, as it did for this white male who was begging for mercy as a mob of hoodlums beat him:

We’re not trying to foment racial division here, but had the situation been reversed and it were a white mob beating a black man senseless, would there be more outrage from the mainstream liberal media?

18:00

Bitcoin: A Legitimate Cure for a Broken Money System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Satoshi created Bitcoin, it was a revolutionary concept. The idea was so innovative it has spurred a constellation of alternative cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols. However, some of these distributed ledger concepts are no more than hype and illusionary technologies.

Also Read: Bitcoin: The Most Immutable Ledger of Them All

Bitcoin’s Birth and Projects That Followed

bitcoinWhen Bitcoin first appeared, few took it seriously. Government officials and banks deemed the magical internet money either a ponzi, or impractical. Then after a year or so, the world saw several alternative cryptocurrencies pop up. Bitcoin and altcoins ruled the roost up until 2014, when many digital assets including Bitcoin suffered a price decline.

Fast forward to 2015, the year of the “blockchain.” Bureaucrats and legacy finance found Bitcoin to be a technological advancement, but deemed it taboo. It was the underlying technology, they said, that separated it from traditional systems. Bitcoin was no longer a joke, but its transparency and immutability were a problem for corporate entities. Individuals and well-known organizations began lauding blockchain technology.

As far as Bitcoin is concerned, the blockchain is a peer-to-peer network meant to verify cryptographic transactions. A network of nodes and miners authenticates these transactions. However blockchain technology proponents believe distributed ledgers can work without Bitcoin. They feel different methods, such as Proof-of-Stake (PoS) or some other concoction, can verify the accounting.

The 1800s Snake Oil Salesmen

snake oilBack in the 1800s, Chinese workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad system brought with them various traditional medicines. One of these was snake oil, derived from the Chinese w...

18:00

Gulf War Syndrome: Documents Prove UK and US Military Personnel were Injected with Untested Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Dr. Garth L. Nicolson, the President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Huntington Beach, California, lecturing on the connection between military vaccines and Gulf War Syndrome. Image source.

by Christina England, B.A. Hons
Health Impact News

In 1990, the recruitment of soldiers commenced for preparation to fight against Iraq in the Gulf War. On January 4, 1991, mass vaccination programs began, supposedly to protect the soldiers against the chemical warfare with which they may or may not come into contact.

The soldiers reported being vaccinated with several vaccinations. In a witness statement, Mr. Richard Turnbull told the court that he had received the following vaccinations and a few that he could not remember:

  • Anthrax
  • Bubonic Plague
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis

We know that this list of vaccines should have also included the now discontinued MMR vaccination, Pluserix and the pertussis vaccination.

This is because the original supply agreement between the UK government and SmithKline & French shows that SmithKline & French agreed to distribute 1,400,000 Pluserix vaccinations (Urabe MMR) to the UK for use on the UKs babies and the armed forces.

The agreement, which was signed in August 1988, stated:

This Agreement’s designated contract reference is N1D0288.

SK&F have agreed to supply and NHS have agreed to purchase for onward sale to United Kingdom Health Authorities and the Armed Forces 1,400,000 doses of “Pluserix” (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine at a cost of 3.80 per dose (exclusive of value added tax) to NHS of as NHS shall require to facilitate the United Kingdom Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination campaign which commences on 3rd October 1988. The supply of vaccine shall be upon the terms of this agreement.

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“…the original supply agreement between the UK government and SmithKline & French shows that SmithKline & French agreed to distribute 1,400,000 Pluserix vaccinations (Urabe MMR) to the UK for use on the UK’s babies and the armed forces.”

Many vaccinations given to the soldiers were both untested and unlicensed. According to research, the UK government felt the necessity to vaccinate their armed forces with vaccinations that were untested and, therefore, potentially unsafe. See: Proof Armed Forces are Given Untested and Experimental Vaccines.

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18:00

Finding Calm Outside of Manhattan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Finding Calm Outside of Manhattan

Living in the midwest, it can be shocking to hear what real estate goes for on the coasts. Whenever I get dreamy-eyed about moving to New York or California, I just have to remember one thing: the money I save from living in Des Moines, IA not only gets me a giant apartment, but it also allows me to travel to the cities I love. Jeff, a gallery archivist, book collector and writer, and Emily Alford, an interior designer, were renting in the North Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY when they started talking about buying a house. “After many long discussions, spreadsheets, and professional-forecasting we decided it was time … only to realize that the Brooklyn we called home was way too expensive for us to even consider,” Jeff says.

“We discovered Ditmas Park, which managed to be a familiar sort of Brooklyn but also projected this illusion of suburban living. We now own a 1BR in a giant co-op building on a tree-lined street full of stunning, single-family Victorian homes. When we leave Manhattan at the end of the day and arrive here, it’s a whole different world: Your neighbors say hello, in the summer you can hear lawnmowers in the distance, and people don’t have stoop sales — they have garage sales. You can escape the busy-busy Manhattan mindset pretty easily here.”

One of the challenges that Jeff and Emily have found in their home is finding a place for all of their books and mementos. “We moved in about a year and a half ago, and I still consider our home as in-progress,” Emily shares. “I think as long as you’re still enjoying finding quirky new things, coming up with projects, etc., it’s a continuing process and your home will grow and evolve along with you. That means editing just as much as you add, and I think we’ve learned how to do that pretty effectively.” According to Jeff, this editing has a lot to do with his book collection. “Generally speaking, we have an ongoing challenge of finding a way to filter my passion for rare books and collecting through Emily’s more refined design sensibility,” Jeff notes. “Because of my reviewing, novels consistently flow through the apartment, so there’s a lot of stuff for us to manage. To avoid milk-crates and bowing shelves, we designed a floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelf and took all their variable heights and depths into careful consideration.” The combination of literature, art and beautiful furniture turns their challenge into a lovely design aesthetic.

Emily and Jeff’s home is filled with gorgeous collections and rare finds. The eclectic, sophisticated design is Emily’s talent on display. She has taken their work, passions and hobbies and has created a beautiful home that reflects those concepts. They plan to change parts of their place as they continue to live there, but for now, this space they own outside of the busy city and away from their jobs is perfectly suited for them to find peace and calm. “We’re most thankful that somehow our adult lives in New York City have cosmically aligned in a way that allowed us to buy something here,” Jeff shares. “This is such an inspiring c...

17:57

Full Update | Benjamin Fulford -- September 19th 2016: Hillary Clinton is dead, Bill on the run as Clinton Foundation scandals finish the DC crooks off "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Benjamin Fulford's report from September 19th 2016 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]

In any case, back here on the “surface” of the planet, signs of systemic collapse of the current power system are proliferating. Most recently we have seen the US “pivot to Asia” becoming increasingly untenable. The latest setbacks are centered in the Philippines. There President Rodrigo Duterte has stopped joint patrols with the US navy and ordered US special forces out of Mindanao.
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17:51

Lifetime alcohol consumption with up to 13 units per week is associated with lower fibrosis stage in NAFLD. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Scand J Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep 21:1-25. Epub 2016 Sep 21. PMID: 27650916 Abstract Title:  Low to moderate lifetime alcohol consumption is associated with less advanced stages of fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Abstract:  BACKGROUND AND AIM: Moderate alcohol consumption has been associated with a lower risk of disease severity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is unclear if this reflects current or lifetime drinking, or can be attributed to confounders such as diet and exercise. We evaluated the impact of lifetime alcohol consumption on fibrosis severity in NAFLD.METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 120 subjects with biopsy-proven NAFLD and through detailed questionnaires examined lifetime alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity. Main outcome measures were odds ratios (OR) for fibrosis stage, calculated through ordinal regression after adjustment for body mass index, diabetes mellitus type 2, smoking and age at biopsy. A biomarker for recent alcohol consumption, phosphatidyl ethanol (PEth) was sampled.RESULTS: An increase in median weekly alcohol consumption to a maximum of 13 drinks per week was associated with lower fibrosis stage (adjusted OR for each incremental unit, 0.86; 95% CI, 0.76-0.97; p = 0.017). The lowest risk for fibrosis was found with the lowest odds seen in the top quartile of alcohol consumption (aOR 0.23; 95% CI 0.08-0.66; p = 0.006). Adding soft drink and coffee consumptions, and physical activity to the model did not change the estimates. Subjects with PEth ≥ 0.3 μmol/L had higher ORs for a higher fibrosis stage (aOR 2.77; 95% CI 1.01-7.59; p = 0.047).CONCLUSION: Lifetime alcohol consumption with up to 13 units per week is associated with lower fibrosis stage in NAFLD. Elevated PEth is associated with higher stages of fibrosis.

17:45

Prison Librarian Researched Rhys Jones Murder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Dwain Osborne, a 26-year-old former librarian at Brixton Prison, had researched the Rhys Jones murder when he ordered a Glock 19 handgun and 100 rounds of ammo from the dark web.

Osborne purchased the gun from an undercover US agent who notified the National Crime Agency (NCA) of the case. The man wanted to deliver the weapon to his home address in Penge, which was also the center of his drug dealing operation. A fake gun was sent to the prison librarian, shortly after, law enforcement authorities raided his home. Police found both Class A and B drugs at the scene.

After the arrest, Osborne was released on bail, however, in February, police found 17.55 grams of cocaine at the man’s home, scales and £735 in cash. Tom Forster from prosecution said the drugs were for personal use, although, authorities found searches like “how to buy a kilo of cocaine in Peru” on the librarian’s computer.

“His iPhone and linked laptop both had uploaded a software program called Tor browser, which allows someone using it to browse the internet anonymously, so they can use the dark web and protect their identity while doing so. All tending to suggest a committed interest in cocaine and large amounts of it,” Forster said.

Osborne admitted attempted possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, attempted possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life, attempted purchase of a firearm, attempted purchase of ammunition, possession of false identity documents, possession of class B drugs and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Police also found a search where Osborne was researching into the Rhys Jones murder. Jones was an 11-year-old kid who was shot by a gang member when he was on his way home in Liverpool, 2007. This search history could mean that the former librarian could have had intentions for murder, however, this allegation is yet to be proven.

Osborne was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

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17:43

Become the Master of Your Reality in a Matter of Seconds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post Become the Master of Your Reality in a Matter of Seconds was created by Nikki Sapp for Fractal Enlightenment. You should consider visiting Fractal Enlightenment - हम सब एक है ~ We Are All One for more awesome posts.

“Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence.” ~ Barbara Marciniak It’s probably pretty obvious to you by now that perception shapes reality. Every single person you meet (including yourself) is in a dimension of consciousness that is shaping their reality by their deeply held beliefs about it. The external world is simply the universe saying, “yes, you are right,” to whatever we believe about it, manifested in to physical form. So what do you want to be right about? For those living unconsciously, meaning their mind and thoughts are making use of them rather than vice versa, the world can seem to be a threatening place. When one feels like a victim of circumstances and only depends on logic or proven facts to make choices, it can feel like much effort is required in order to make the life we want. But as one begins to awaken in consciousness, it becomes more apparent that we are actually much more powerful than we had previously realized. The more one aligns with their own inner creator and power, the more the universe begins to serve them as the master of the creation. Simply put, the more one believes and trusts in his own power the external world will begin to reflect the evidence of this belief. So how does one go from being a victim of circumstances and essentially powerless to the ultimate creator and powerhouse of their world? Well it can actually happen in a matter of seconds and unsurprisingly, it’s all a matter of perspective. Below are 5 perspectives to take on now in order to shift your energy from being helpless to powerful. Over time, the more a person embeds these perspective shifts into their conscious mind, it will trickle down to the subconscious which is ultimately responsible for shaping our external world and become a master of your reality. 5 Perspectives that will make you master of your reality in a matter of seconds: “Creating authentic power means aligning your personality with your soul.” ~ Gary Zukav 1) Switch from “why did this happen to me?” to “how is this here to help me?”-  If you are expecting to consciously create each moment exactly as you have pictured in your head in the time frame you expect it to happen you are going to be waiting a very long time. The fact of the matter is, we are co-creating reality with our higher selves, and almost all the time things will happen in a different way and in a different time frame than we want or expect them to, and that’s ok. Everything that is happening is here to help us (even if it’s unplanned, even if it’s painful and even if we don’t know how it’s helping us). The powerful being knows that the universe will only bring them situations that are furthering his/her evolution, so next time something happens that you didn’t expect, simply ask, “how is this here to help me?” Immediately we will be aligned with faith rather than fear. 2) What I’m feeling is what’s healing-  When one feels inundated with painful emotions it is understandable that they would try to resist, deny, or distract themselves away from having to endure the pain. But a powerful being knows that no emotion is happening by accident nor should any fe...

17:40

Office job workers had higher levels of anxiety and depression than those working in manufacturing jobs. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Ann Occup Environ Med. 2016;28:47. Epub 2016 Sep 15. PMID: 27651906 Abstract Title:  Comparison of anxiety and depression status between office and manufacturing job employees in a large manufacturing company: a cross sectional study. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether type of work is associated with anxiety and depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Additionally, we investigated the impact of number of working hours on anxiety and depression.METHODS: A total of 1774 workers participated and completed the HADS to determine their levels of anxiety and depression. All subjects were employed at one of two manufacturing plants for the same company. Of all participants, 222 were employed in office jobs and 1552 in manufacturing jobs.RESULTS: Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis including age, sex, body mass index, smoking status, alcohol consumption, regular exercise, factory region, and working hours, indicated that employment in an office job was associated with a 2.17-fold increase in the odds of anxiety compared to a manufacturing job (odds ratio [OR] = 2.17; 95 % confidence interval [CI], 1.24-3.80). Office jobs were also associated with a 1.94-fold increase in the odds of depression (OR = 1.94; 95 % CI, 1.34-2.82). In addition, number of hours worked was significantly associated with depression, and working hours significantly modified the effect of office job employment on the risk of depression.CONCLUSIONS: Office job workers had higher levels of anxiety and depression than those working in manufacturing jobs. Our findings suggest that occupational physicians should consider the organizational risks faced by office job employees, and consider the differences in psychological health between office and manufacturing job workers when implementing interventions.

17:38

Jason Unruhe: “If Trump Wins, I’m Moving to the US” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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By Jason Unruhe

Many Americans, especially those on the left, have been threatening to move to Canada in the case of a Donald Trump victory in the coming elections. Naturally, withdrawing one’s labour from the workforce in order to achieve one’s aims is a time-honoured tactic, but in this case it looks as though it would be sporadic and unorganized, and hardly likely to cause the crisis in US capitalism that North America so desperately needs. Those advocating this line of action in general represent the labour aristocracy, when they are not outright petty bourgeois. Such people are obviously completely worthless to revolution in the analysis of our ingenious leader, Comrade Prairie Fire.

You see, in our analysis, a Trump victory would be a gift—a historical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to undermine the great Satan and drastically reconstitute the very world in which we live. Yes, if Trump is elected, I call on all Canadians to move to the United States.

Communism in China did not emerge fully-formed without a period of great struggle; it was born out of contradictions which were exploited by the international communist movement. As Mao Tse Tung himself emphasized: “A good comrade is one who is more eager to go where the difficulties are greater.” What Canadian can deny that difficulties in the US are already greater? And does not every US comrade eagerly anticipate election day, when they will be able to cast their vote for Trump, just as Chairman Mao would have instructed?

Of course, we would be true reformists if we analysed electoral politics as the only avenue for struggle. We must consider the objective conditions among the masses in the US: Whilst the Yankee peasantry is ripe for rebellion and unquestionably well-armed, US society does not yet appear prepared to take part in a peasant and worker-led struggle against imperialist and capitalist hegemony, even during the years of the hated Bush regime. But after a Trump victory, how long can it possibly take before the contradictions of capitalism force radical change in one direction or other?

Unlike in Canada, where hardened communists like myself are unable to organise the First Nations proletariat for struggle, the United States has a frighteningly large population of oppressed nationalities workers living in third world conditions: Afro-Americans, Chicanos, Appalachians, Mormons, these are but some of the populations who would finally embrace my worldview under the apartheid-like conditions of a Trump presidency.

Truly, Worker’s Spatula were wise to pour so much of their time and resources into the Trump campaign. While others, like the reformist ICOR affiliate ROL, wasted time discussing the process of the campaign of Bernie Sanders (who is a mere shadow of the first worldist scoundrel Jeremy Corbyn), Worker’s Spatula ensured that the conditions would soon be ripe for revolutionaries from across Canada will have the conditions we need to actually effect change.

In order to ensure that conservatives and reactionaries do not hijack the struggle for their own ends, it is imperative that we as responsible Canadians stand up and pledge to do whatever we can to ensure that the US is helped onto the right path. Unfortunately, I cannot speak for the various reformist and revisionist organisations in Canada which organise the labour aristocracy and neglect the greater contradiction of imperialism. But speaking on behalf of the LLCO, I assure the oppressed nationalities in the US that they will not be left alone. All of our Canadian cadres are coming to help you struggle until vi...

17:35

Pesticide Manufacturers’ Own Tests Reveal Serious Harm to Honeybees "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bayer and Syngenta criticized for secrecy after unpublished research linked high doses of their products to damage to bee colonies

17:33

Creative Numerology Weekly Forecast ~ September 23, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Week 39 runs from September 23 to 29. This is a 3 global week.

Your personal number for 2016 is obtained by adding 9 to your month and day of birth. (2016 adds up to 9).  For example, if you were born on January 18, add 1+1+8+9 =19.  Keep adding until you reach a single digit. 1+9=10 and 1+0=1. In this example, the Yearly Number for 2016 is 1. Use your Yearly Number to read your monthly and weekly forecasts throughout 2016.

In 2016, the calendar week runs from Friday to Thursday…

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NOTE 1: This is a 3 Week (3+9=12=3) in a 9 Year (2+0+1+6=9). This is an enormous amount of 3 energy considering that there are three 3s in 9 – and that this is the very last week of a 10 week run in which all the week numbers begin with 3 – the number of expression and communication – and happiness. New article for Week 39 coming soon.

NOTE 2: Your weekly forecast acts as a daily forecast on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. This 999 energy affects your own forecast by tripling it’s influence. Much insight can be gained by reading the 9 forecast as well as your own. The 1, 2, and 3 forecasts are also extremely potent this week.


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Seeing yourself from someone else’s perspective can help you better understand how you have been relating to other people, and how your various relationships actually stand. It may surprise you to discover how you, and others, really feel. This is a chance to gain some independence and start again in some way – with a new and more realistic understanding.


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You cannot see what is happening behind the scenes, but you do know that the feelings and motives of others can significantly affect you. Cooperation and helpfulness will serve you well. You can learn a lot by observing and assessing from a distance. Experience the freedom of being present in someone else’s reality without requiring anything from them, or being overwhelmed by what they may require of you.


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17:32

Op-Ed: What Is the True Meaning of "Decentralization" in Blockchain Technology? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Recent years have brought significant misunderstanding of the term decentralization as it pertains to Bitcoin. Literally, it means the dispersal of nodes, data, miners and developers; according to some, the dispersal of miners (everyone mining with a consumer PC) is the original vision of Satoshi, and that vision supports One CPU/One Vote, meaning every single user mines with a home PC and a smartphone. People who modified algorithms to antagonize the R&D of AISC chips were hoping to avoid the centralization of computation power that these chips would bring. Inevitably these efforts were in vain: algorithms could stall the birth of specialized mining chips, but not prevent it.

The truth is, everyone-mines-with-PC — the One IP/One Vote ideology — is exactly what Satoshi opposes. If every miner’s PC were to contribute as a full node, all the IP addresses of all of the nodes will be empowered equally. As a result, those who have the power to distribute a large sum of IP addresses, say a botnet, could dominate the Bitcoin network. A botnet could comprise hundreds of thousands of nodes; e.g. the Baofeng Trojan Horse controls 250,000 nodes, much more than Bitcoin’s 6,000 to 8,000 full nodes. The botnet controlled by the Baofeng Trojan Horse could then easily launch 51 percent attacks.

Instead, what Satoshi really meant with “One CPU/One Vote” is that one computational unit represents one unit of power. More computational units equals more power: This is represented by Computation is Power in the proof-of-work (PoW) system.

It sounds like a truly fair and decentralized utopia if everyone gets to mine with PCs and smartphones. But why is the stability of a blockchain compromised in this context? Simple, decentralization is not a term describing a status, but a process in aggregate. Decentralization of status does not necessarily mean the decentralization of the process.

Nodes are dispersed in a botnet in terms of the status, but they are highly identical in terms of behavioral patterns. In contrast, true decentralization is measured by the degree of freedom allowed for joining in the consensus-making. Given that the codes are open source and that this information is equally accessible, freedom of decision-making is an indication of fairness. One enjoys the power to participate, as well as the power to quit.

Another way to understand decentralization is to think of it like an investment portfolio. A portfolio demands the diversification of risks and assets. This is a viewpoint that dates back hundreds of years. In the words of Antonio in Shakespeare’s  The Merchant of Venice:

My ventures are not in one bottom trusted,
Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate
Upon the fortune of this present year

As the common saying goes, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

However, if the assets in one basket are related, a diversification of the portfolio, no matter to what degree, will not diversify the risks. In a downward market, a portfolio of related assets could lead to a loss. In such a situation, a long shot like allocating all capital to one item could be a better choice.

Should the degree of the relationship among these assets be unknown, then the Principle of Maximum Entropy may apply: assume these assets are of a maximum randomness. For a blockchain, assume the nodes enjoy absolute freedom of decision-making and are not entrusting developers with disproportionate power and also delegating them to do the bookkeeping.

Princeton University’s open course in Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies sugg...

17:31

This reviews the potential mechanisms by which the aerobic exercise modulates the production and release of inflammatory adipokines. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2016;26(3):187-198. PMID: 27650984 Abstract Title:  Aerobic Exercise Modulates the Free Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Response During Obesity and Cancer Cachexia. Abstract:  White adipose tissue (WAT) is no longer considered a tissue whose main function is the storage of TAG. Since the discovery of leptin in 1994, several studies have elucidated the important role of WAT as an endocrine organ, the source of the adipokines. The low-grade inflammation observed in obese and cancer cachexia patients is explained, at least partially, by the exacerbated release of proinflammatory adipokines. Despite of the recent progress in the characterization of the various adipokines and lipokines produced by WAT, little is known about the mechanisms regulating the secretion of these molecules in different physiological and pathological circumstances. Chronic exercise is a nonpharmacological therapy employed in several chronic diseases and shows an anti-inflammatory effect through the regulation of the cytokine network. In this review, we address the potential mechanisms by which the aerobic physical exercise modulate the production and release of inflammatory adipokines, as well as the inflammation-lipolysis axis in WAT, with special focus in the therapeutic role of exercise in obesity-associated insulin resistance and cancer cachexia.

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Second Night of Charlotte Police Riots Devolve Into “Chaos, Looting and Violence” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his End of the American Dream site.

Editor’s Comment: The disturbing riots and “protests” in Charlotte underscore a larger spiral into chaos. While many of the protests over police shootings have raised attention to the inherent hypocrisies and devaluing of lives, this time, there is no basis, reason or sound justification.

This is a population that has been pushed to the brink and intent on having violence for violence sake. Unfortunately, it is a pattern that has been spreading. Before long, it will overshadow the legitimate grievances and any positive results of protest action, and instead push the country to the point of widespread civil unrest and racially-motivated attacks. This will not help reform police, or promote social justice; it will justify a police state and handily distract from the coming collapse.

A Second Night Of Riots Rocks Charlotte As America Teeters On The Edge Of Chaos

by Michael Snyder

Rioting and civil unrest are becoming a common occurrence in America. The city of Charlotte has been hit by a second night of violence even though authorities are desperately pleading for calm. What sparked the chaos in Charlotte was the shooting of a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. It appears that he was armed when he was shot, and the police officer that shot him was also black, but those facts have done little to ease the fury of the protesters. On Tuesday night 16 police officers were injured by rioters, including one that was hit in the face by a rock. Hopefully there will be fewer casualties by the time the violence on Wednesday night is over.

So far things don’t look good though. The following is how USA Today is describing the violence that we have witnessed so far on Wednesday night…

A second night of dramatic protests gripped this North Carolina city Wednesday night, one day after a police-involved shooting of an African-American man led to angry demonstrations, smashed windows and trucks set ablaze.

Protesters beat against a police van and broke a window of the City Smoke barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Some yelled “hands up, don’t shoot.” Police tossed out smoke bombs. Protesters running outside of the Omni Charlotte Hotel said someone had been shot but that could not immediately be confirmed Wednesday night.

Later on it was confirmed that someone indeed was shot. In fact, local news is reporting that there is a pool of blood on the ground

At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn’t immediately clear how.

They shot him,” one witness told WBTV. “They tried to cover up his blood.”

Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.

Officers on bicycles surrounded a pool of blood on the ground and a few people threw bottles and cl...

17:30

Powerful Portraits Share Stories of What it Means to be Sikh in America "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What does it mean to be Sikh in America? British photographers Amit and Naroop, both Sikh and of Punjabi origins, spent a year planning and hand selecting a group of American Sikhs for their stunning series The Sikh Project. Believing that identity is what makes us and should be celebrated with pride, the photographers "feel that The Sikh Project isn’t just for Sikhs. It’s for everyone. At its core, the project is about identity. Pride. Not conforming. Individuality. In this day and age, no one should feel that they need to fit in. Being like everyone else is boring. Staying true to who you are takes courage."

The Sikh religion originated in the Punjab region of India in the 15th century and requires all baptized Sikhs to wear their hair uncut, wrapped, and tied under a silk turban. Know as a Dastar, this article of faith symbolizes honesty, one of the five tenets of Sikhism. Unfortunately, in a post-9/11 world Sikhs have faced heightened discrimination and hate crimes as misconceptions often surround their religion. By photographing a wide variety of Sikh Americans and placing them all against the same, neutral background, Amit and Naroop let their similarities and differences rise to the forefront. Whether it be the forceful glare of boxer Kanwar Singh or the proud stance of military officer Major Khalsi, the first Sikh-American to be granted a religious accommodation to serve in the US military since the ban on Sikhs in the 1980s, each portrait paints a rich picture of Sikh America.

As the project originated in England, the photographers note a difference in the understanding of the Sikh religion in the UK and United States. Amit and Napoor share with Mashable: "In the UK, there is no confusion between Sikhs and other religions. In the US, we were shocked to see how little people knew about Sikhs. They were misunderstood and, to a certain degree, feared." Breaking down these stereotypes has become an important part of the project, which also allowed each subject to share their own personal experiences with their religion and how people perceive them. For instance, Sat Hari Singh (aka Kevin Harrington) was a NYC MTA train operator on 9/11 when he heroically reversed the train sending it in the opposite direction which saved lives and won him an award. He eventually went on to become a client of The Sikh Coalition, which helped support the American portion of The Sikh Project, and sued the MTA for their biased policy against turbans, and won.

All portraits from The Sikh Project will be exhibited until September 25, 2016 at 530 Broadway in New York City. A forthcoming book, which combines imagery from the US and UK projects, can be supported on Kickstarter until October 10, 2016.

Above Photo: Ishprit Kaur

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17:26

An Animated David Lynch Explains Where He Gets His Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

“Where do you get your ideas?” Every artist dreads having to answer that most common of all questions. Well, every artist with the exception of David Lynch. The director of such modern cinematic quasi-nightmares as EraserheadBlue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive will gladly explain exactly where he gets his ideas: from his own consciousness, “the TV in your mind.”

He’ll also gladly explain how he gets them by, not to mix the metaphor too much, using the folksy terms of fishing: “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper.” And to bait the hook with? Why, bits of other ideas. Those words come from his 2006 book Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, a slim volume on this and that which gets into some detail about his use of Transcendental Meditation as a kind of fishing pole to reel those especially compelling ideas in from one’s consciousness. 


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A couple of years after that, Lynch sat down with The Atlantic to talk about his special brand of creativity (as distinct from his special brand of coffee, no doubt also a fuel for thought). They’ve just recently animated his remarks to make the short video above, a visualization of his idea-getting processes, including daydreaming, traveling, and looking into a puddle in the gutter.

“I always say it’s like there’s a man in another room with the whole film together, but they’re in puzzle parts,” says Lynch as hands chop a fish into frames of celluloid. “He’s flipping one piece at a time into me. At first it’s very abstract; I don’t have a clue. More pieces come, more ideas are caught. It starts forming a thing. And then one day, there it is. In a way, there’s no original ideas. It’s just the ideas that you caught.”

The ideas Lynch has caught have become, among other things, some of the most memorable films of the late 20th century — and, according to last month’s BBC poll, the best film of the 21st century so far. What’s more, he claims not to have suffered for them, illustrating his argument of suffering as antithetical to creativity with an imaginary scenario of a diarrhea-afflicted Van Gogh. As for what part of his consciousness he fished that image out of, perhaps we’d rather not know.

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17:18

The Fuji X-T2 is now in Stock at Amazon US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The new X-T2 is back in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). rnss Thumbs up1 Love1 Joy2 Surprised1 Sad2 Angry6 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp

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17:13

Yahoo Reportedly Hacked, So Change Your Flickr Password NOW "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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If you’re a member of the photo sharing service Flickr, you might want to change your password as soon as possible. Yahoo, which owns Flickr, has reportedly suffered a major hack.

Recode reports that Yahoo is preparing this week to confirm a massive data breach — a hack that may have exposed several hundred million user accounts. The “widespread” and “serious” intrusion is likely to lead to government investigations and legal action.

News of the hack first emerged back in August when an online hacker by the name of “Peace” boasted that he had obtained 200 million Yahoo accounts from 2012 for about $1,800. Data included usernames, passwords that could be decrypted, and personal info (e.g. birth dates and email addresses).

Although Yahoo said it was investigating at the time, it did not call for its users to change their passwords. This week it may.

Back in mid-2014, Yahoo switched Flickr over to a system based on Yahoo accounts (previously you could sign in with Facebook and Google accounts). Thus, the account credentials you use to log into Flickr may now be in the hands of hackers — change your password today to ensure that your Flickr and Yahoo accounts don’t get accessed without your knowledge.

This news comes at a bad time for both Yahoo and Verizon, which agreed back in July to acquire Yahoo’s core business for $4.8 billion. As both parties are working to close the deal, this massive hack adds new headaches to the equation.


Update: That didn’t take long. Yahoo just confirmed the data breach, saying that it believes over 500 million user accounts were stolen.

“We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor,” Yahoo writes. “The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.”

17:06

Citrus Fruits, Antioxidants Help Stop Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases, Study Says "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Scientists have yet again shed light on how nutritious citrus fruits really are, showing that these little fruit can help prevent obesity-related heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.

The team at Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in Brazil experimented on 50 mice for their research. They looked at how flavanones – hesperidin, eriocitrin, and eriodictyol – found in oranges, lemons, and limes, would affect mice who were fed high-fat diets. The mice were divided into a few different groups:

  • A group fed a standard diet
  • A group fed a high-fat diet
  • A group fed a high-fat diet plus hesperidin
  • A group fed a high-fat diet plus eriocitrin
  • A group fed a high-fat diet plus eriodictyol

Ferreira says that overweight humans likely develop these chronic issues due to oxidative stress and inflammation. When someone has excess fat, the fat cells produce “excessive reactive oxygen species,” which can further damage cells in a process known as oxidative stress. The citrus flavanones may be able to lessen the oxidative stress and inflammation in humans, as has been observed with cells in test tubes and animal subjects.

As reported by Medical News Today:

“Compared with the standard diet, the high-fat non-flavanone diet raised levels of cell-damage markers – thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) – by 80 percent in the blood and 57 percent in the liver of the mice.

However, hesperidin, eriocitrin, and eriodictyol decreased levels of TBARS in the liver by 50 percent, 57 percent, and 64 percent, respectively, when compared with the high-fat non-flavanone diet. Mice treated with hesperidin and eriodictyol also had reduced fat accumulation and damage in the liver.

As with the results in the liver, eriocitrin and eriodictyol reduced TBARS levels in the blood by 48 percent and 47 percent, respectively, in mice on the high-fat non-flavanone diet.”

Thais B. Cesar, Ph.D., who led the team’s study, stated:

“Our studies did not show any weight loss due to the citrus flavanones. However, even without helping the mice lose weight, they made them healthier with lower oxidative stress, less liver damage, lower blood lipids and lower blood glucose.”

Paula S. Ferreira, a graduate student with the research team, said:

“Our results indicate that in the future we can use citrus flavanones, a class of antioxidants, to prevent or delay chronic diseases caused by obesity in humans.”

The team will move to the next phase of research, which is to determine the best way to deliver the flavanones. The research was presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Sources:

Science Daily


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17:02

Asset Managers See Blockchain Adoption by 2021 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is going to be a big shift by 2021 such that the convergence of technological, economic, and demographic trends will transform the wealth industry and unlock immense global wealth across a diverse universe of investors. This is according to a study by Roubini ThoughtLab, an independent thought leadership consultancy, in a white paper produced […]

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17:00

The Kongouro from New Holland (Kangaroo), George Stubbs, 1772 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



The Kongouro from New Holland (Kangaroo), George Stubbs, 1772

17:00

6 Travel Skincare Essentials "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

6 Travel Skincare Essentials

When it comes to beauty products, there’s only one category in which I allow myself to indulge: skincare. For as long as I can remember, I’ve cared about my skin health more than anything else. Maybe it’s growing up in a beach town where we all spent too much time in the sun or perhaps it’s just another way for me to exercise my control issues, but keeping a close eye on my skin and skincare regimen has always been a calming thing for me. So when it comes to skincare products, I’m something of an obsessive tester.

I’ve tried just about everything on the market, from everyday drugstore finds (usually my favorites) to high-end, multi-step Korean skincare systems. When I hit the road this fall for our book tour, I’m taking these six pieces with me because they’ve proven to be super successful all summer and they’re worth making room for in my carry-on. So if you’re in need of some great travel-sized skincare essentials, meet your new best friends. xo, grace

16:53

Paul Hollywood gets absolutely roasted by former Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many things have been said about Paul Hollywood for taking the money and following GBBO to Channel 4 (“scab” is definitely one), but 2013 contestant Ruby Tandoh took to Twitter and didn’t hold back – plus she confirmed that Paul Hollywood drives exactly the type of car you’d expect Paul Hollywood to drive.

Thank you Ruby.

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16:52

Watch the infamous ‘Disco Demolition Night’ fiasco of 1979 in its entirety "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
A bounty from the Internet! Some outstanding personage has uploaded the entire broadcast of the WSNS Channel 44 Chicago broadcast of the July 12, 1979, double-header between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers, better known to you as “

16:51

Unlike Bitcoin, The Bank Of Japan Changes Goalposts Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The change of the central bank’s goals can cause huge trading losses for market participants. The advantage of Bitcoin is its predictability.

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16:48

Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(photo courtesy of Timo Saarelma)

The protest march through Boyle Heights (photo by Timo Saarelma)

LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space (MaRS), a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The protest was part of a four-hour march through Boyle Heights organized by a coalition of local activists and community groups including Union de Vecinos, the Los Angeles Tenants Union, Defend Boyle Heights, and the Boyle Heights Alliance Against Art-Washing and Displacement (BHAAAD).

“The goal was to address the various forms of gentrification taking place in Boyle Heights and to link them to the systematic violence that has harmed the community,” the members of BHAAAD wrote to Hyperallergic via email. “We want to showcase some of the actors and participants of the process of displacement.”

Protesters post eviction notices on the gates of Maccarone Gallery, September 16, 2016 (photo courtesy of Timo Saarelma)

Protesters post eviction notices on the gates of Maccarone Gallery, September 17, 2016 (photo by Timo Saarelma) (click to enlarge)

Along the route they stopped at “various community battlegrounds,” including the site of the recently demolished 6th Street Bridge, the forthcoming replacement for which is seen by some as symbolic of the neighborhood’s gentrification conflict. “Underneath the bridge will also be an art plaza named after artist-loft-developer Leonard Hill,” wrote BHAAAD. “Furthermore, the site is 3 blocks from where 5,150 units of market rate housing are being planned. It is also the beginning of Whittier, where 4 local businesses have been displaced as a result of land speculators buying up properties.” The protest also made stops at Hollenbeck Police Station to demand justice for Jesse Romero, the 14-year old boy who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights last month, and at Boyle Heights City Hall to ask for anti-displacement and anti-harassment ordinances.

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16:47

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. — 1 Corinthians 9:22 (KJV)

16:45

Active volcanoes in the world: September 14 - 20, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between September 14 and 20, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Piton de la...... Read more »

16:39

Awesome 1960s Timothy Leary ‘Twelve O’Clock High’ watch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Since I don’t wear a watch, I thought I’d throw this one out there to you fine folks since this sucker seems right up our readership’s strasse. It’s a really cool Timothy Leary watch from the 1960s. Each hour on the watch is tagged...

16:38

A Naked Alphabet: The Human Body as Typography (NSFW) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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To paraphrase L. P. Hartley: The 1970s is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

The sexual liberation that favored metropolitan areas in the 1960s spread across country during the seventies. Suddenly—or so it seemed—everybody was...

16:33

25 Cozy Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As they say on Game of Thrones, “Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.”

One of the best ways to brace yourselves for the onset of cold weather, winter storms, and … Read the rest

The post 25 Cozy Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

16:30

Those notorious naked Trump statues are starting to be released to the wild "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
As Dangerous Minds—and pretty much every online source of news or cultural info—reported about a month ago, an edition of five utterly monstrous and hilarious statues of a nude Donald Trump, titled �...

16:22

Port Angeles to post fluoridation decision on city website "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PORT ANGELES — In a rare note of unity, the Port Angeles City Council was unanimous on an issue related to fluoridation.

Council members voted 7-0 Tuesday to announce on the city website (www.cityofpa.us) and in city utility bills their 4-3 Aug. 2 decision to stop water fluoridation at least until after a November 2017 advisory vote on the issue.

The announcement will cost the city nothing.

Council members could have decided to spend up to $3,800 in water operating budget funds to mail printed postcards to notify all 13,300 city and rural residents that fluoridation will be suspended until the advisory vote.

“I don’t see where we need to spend the money on this,” Councilman Lee Whetham said at the meeting.

When Councilman Michael Merideth saw the agenda item Sunday in the council packet, “I thought, ‘Oh boy, here we go,’ ” Merideth said Wednesday.

“It wasn’t bad after all,” he said. “That’s what we need to learn: to start compromising.”

16:20

Why the Trump vs Clinton Election is a Complete Sham "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post Why the Trump vs Clinton Election is a Complete Sham appeared first on The Vigilant Citizen - Symbols Rule the World.

On one side: A billionaire accused of racism and xenophobia. On the other: A puppet completely sold to the world elite. And in the middle, voters who wonder why their democracy is forcing them to choose between two terrible options. I am sometimes asked why I write mostly about popular culture when I could focus on [...]

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16:20

Most All Scientists Know Climate Change is a Threat. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fossil Fuels are Driving Climate Change

Politicians need to realize it, too. Some 375 scientists have written a letter about what’s at risk.

From an Article by Kerry Emanuel and Ben Santer, Washington Post, September 20, 2016

The climate is changing in dangerous ways, and we are responsible for most of these changes. This is not a matter of conjecture or political opinion — it is the conclusion of the overwhelming majority of climate scientists, based on solid evidence that mounts each year. Rising sea levels, extreme heat, increased incidence of floods and drought, ocean acidification and expansion of tropical diseases pose an unacceptable level of risk to our descendants. So do many other climate-related threats.

Business, scientific and technical leaders are responding to these threats by finding ways to adapt to climate change, increase our energy efficiency, and develop carbon-free energy sources. Political leaders here and abroad are creating policies that promote these advances. At the Paris climate conference in December, 195 countries adopted an historic climate agreement, whose main goal is to prevent the world’s mean temperature from rising more than 2 degrees centigrade above its pre-industrial level. This agreement was the culmination of many years of efforts by governments and citizens. The negotiators of the agreement came together despite differences in forms of government, in responsibility for past emissions of greenhouse gases and in susceptibility to future climate change.

But these efforts to reduce the risk to future generations are now being imperiled by a small yet vocal group that denies the validity of the evidence and of scientific expertise in general. Of special and immediate concern is the stated intent of the current Republican Party platform and presidential nominee Donald Trump to...

16:17

When And Why Did You Become A Prepper And Start Prepping? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For those who consider themselves to be a ‘prepper’, or ‘preparedness-minded’, or whatever title you would like to assign, was there a time in your life when you had that ‘ah-ha’ moment or when your mindset changed to start preparing for uncertain times? Was there a particular event or series of events that set you […]

16:11

Peer Around Houston’s Vast, Underground Cistern with a Digital Periscope "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern (photo by Roshan Moayed)

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston, Texas (photo by Roshan Moayed)

A subterranean reservoir in Houston, Texas, once slated for demolition is being reimagined as an unconventional art space. The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a 1920s water reservoir measuring 87,500 square feet with 221 concrete columns, its stunning structure drawing comparisons to the more famous Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. After it started to leak in the 1970s, the reservoir was drained and, in 2007, decommissioned; by 2010 the City of Houston was planning its destruction. However, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, in their redevelopment of the above-ground area into the Buffalo Bayou Park, saw its potential as a public resource.

“Down Periscope” installed above the cistern (courtesy Donald Lipski) (click to enlarge)

This month, Kriston Capps at CityLab reported that the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is launching a series of sound and light projects in the cistern in January of 2017, aiming to cycle in new pieces every six months. The acoustics of the space, with its 17-second echo, make it especially compelling for sonic experiments.

The first artwork to interact with the cistern is actually on the surface, with Donald Lipski’s “Down Periscope.” The permanent piece was commissioned by HAA with the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering. Situated beneath a stainless steel arbor over which jasmine will soon grow, the periscope allows visitors to look down into the dark realm of the cistern. And for those far from...

16:08

Symbiont Showcases Blockchain Catastrophe Swaps to Insurance Execs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Blockchain startup Symbiont has demonstrated a self-executing catastrophe swap smart contract on a platform designed for a wide-range of industries.

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16:06

New Inhaler Developed to Protect Lungs Against Air Pollution "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

According to recent reports, more people die from air pollution than malaria and HIV/AIDS. The statistics show that 3 million people die prematurely each year from the toxic air, and the number could double by 2050 if no efforts are made to stabilize it. In the realm of good news on this issue, scientists have now created an inhaler that could help protect your lungs from the deadliest effects of air pollution. [1]

The inhaler, which is expected to be available over the counter, allows the user to inhale a specific molecule called ectoine. The molecule is rooted in a bacteria found in the Egyptian desert and helps stabilize the water on the surface of the lungs which forms a protective layer against the air pollution.

The inhaler has already been tested in small groups of patients who are very susceptible to complications due to air pollution because of pre-existing conditions like asthma, COPD, and bronchitis. Thus far, the results have been positive and researchers expect to publish the results in the coming months.

Dr. Andreas Bilstein, who works for the German company, Bitop, which is set to create the product, says of its use:

“It is quite an inert molecule that does one main thing, which is bind water, which stabilises cell membrane tissues against physical or chemical damage.

Damage cannot occur as strongly and there is less inflammatory response, and so disease progression is reduced. The perfect situation is that the patient inhales in the morning and evening at home.” [1]

Because it is a medical device and not a drug, it is not required to undergo extensive trials. As such, it could be on the market relatively soon, once worldwide distributors are chosen. Currently, it is confirmed that the product will go on sale sometime this year in Germany and Poland.

Doctors, however, argue that this doesn’t mean that law makers should cease trying to protect their citizens from the effects of air pollution. Instead, they should continue their work so that the need for such a product will decrease.

Earlier this month, a report surfaced stating that toxic air pollution particles can be found in the brain tissue of deceased people who lived in heavily polluted areas during their lifetime. This leads to magnetite in the brain, which can be particularly toxic in that location of the body. Not only do 3 million people die per year from air pollution, but the problem has also been recently linked to mental illness, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. What’s more, it can contribute to heart and lung disease and premature strokes.

Hopefully this inhaler will give people the necessary protection against these toxic air particles until we can better

Sources:

[1] The Guardian


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Energy Balancing Equinox Ritual for September 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Equinox is a time when the hours of daylight are equal to the hours of darkness.

In many ways, the Equinox represents that turning point in the cycle of change. Depending in which hemisphere you live, the seasons will be changing to either Spring or Fall and the energy of Mother Earth will change along with it. 

We are all connected, so when changes like these happen, we feel them deeply in our soul and in our own vibration. What is interesting about this September 2016 Equinox however, is that it comes at the same time as some interesting planetary configurations.

Essentially, this energy indicates that we are getting ready to close a big cycle of energy that has been with us for some time and welcome in a new cycle of change.

We may be feeling this in our vibration or seeing it in the events around us, but this Equinox is going to really represent the tipping point and a time where we can choose to become prisoners of the past or pioneers of the future. 

In ancient times, equinoxes were always celebrated with rituals. There are many different rituals that you can use to welcome in the energy, but here is a ritual I felt inspired to create–

Energy Balancing Equinox Bath/Shower Ritual 

Ingredients:

  • Coconut oil 
  • Himalayan coarse salt (northern hemisphere) or raw sugar (southern hemisphere)
  • Lavender essential oil 
  • Sage essential oil 
  • Peppermint essential oil 

These ingredients are going to mix together to form a shower or bath scrub. The combination of ingredients is going to help you release all that needs to be released from your energetic body and retain a positive, healthy and vibrant aura. 

I felt that for those entering Spring, sugar would help to bring out the energy of sweet new beginnings and for those entering Fall, salt would help to bring out the energy of cleansing and releasing.

Directions:

Combine the coconut oil, sugar or salt and a few drops of the essential oils. Mix together. When showering or bathing, rub the mixture into your skin and recite the following mantra-

“As the energies of light and dark are balanced in the universe, I balance them in my own soul. Anything that no longer serves me I ask to be revealed and cleansed away with this scrub. As I cleanse, I add a protective layer which will help to protect my energy and infuse my soul with love, positivity, joy and creativity.”

You can tailor this mantra to suit whate...

16:01

Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Source - Waking Times

by Lucas Dare, September 21st 2016

Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen actors?

The world’s people are held in perpetual bondage to the fiat currency money masters who have saddled us with absolutely insurmountable debt obligations which are mathematically impossible to repay. At present, the CIA estimates the total global debt to be nearing $90 trillion.
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16:01

Exploring Ana Mendieta’s Legacy in the Work of Five Contemporary Artists "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ana Tereza Fernández, “Erasure 1 (performance documentation) (detail)” (2016), oil on canvas, 72 x 98 inches (courtesy the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco)

Because of the mysterious circumstances of her death, Ana Mendieta’s name often conjures images of intrigue, protest, and solidarity.

But the artist’s true legacy lies elsewhere.

Mendieta synthesized and advanced emergent art forms of the early ‘70s, including performance, body art, earthworks, photography, and film. Museums and galleries around the world have explored her work in exhibitions dating back to the ‘80s and continuing to the present.

This fall, Arizona State University Art Museum is taking a different perspective and looking not only at Mendieta’s art but also at how her artistic practice has influenced contemporary artists in Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta.

The exhibition includes an iconic selection of Mendieta’s work from 1972–1985 in conversation with new installations by Ana Teresa Fernández, Kate Gilmore, Simone Leigh...

16:00

Design*Sponge Book Tour: CHICAGO! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Back in 2011 we had SO much fun on our book stop in Chicago, Illinois. I’m so happy to be heading back for In the Company of Women for one heck of a great event taking place on Sunday, October 16th!

I’m going to be joined on stage by some of my favorite women in business who I admire so dearly. Come meet these incredible business owners: Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes, Dawn Hancock of Firebelly DesignLauren Ash of Black Girl in OmSusie Daly of Renegade Craft FairMaya-Camille Broussard of Justice of the Pies and Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law. It’s going to be SUCH a great conversation, I promise you won’t want to miss it!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! Thanks so much to The Book Cellar for all their help!

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Each ticket includes a copy of In the Company of Women, the panel discussion, a book signing afterwards and a limited-edition illustration tote, while supp...

16:00

IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Develop Blockchain-Powered Contract Management System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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IBM announced that it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to apply blockchain technology to the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners. The first pilot projects will automate business transactions between the two companies.

The BTMU, a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), is Japan’s premier bank and has a worldwide presence.

The project is built on the Hyperledger fabric to use a blockchain for real-life contract management on IBM Cloud. The Hyperledger fabric is an open-source blockchain technology platform intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications. Its modular architecture allows for plug-and-play components, such as smart contract, consensus and membership services.

IBM and BTMU have built a smart contract system prototype on a blockchain to improve the efficiency and accountability of service-level agreements in multi-party business interactions. Taking advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), the two companies are exploring ways to monitor the delivery and usage of equipment, using a sensor that embeds information into the blockchain to automate invoicing and payment.

“Blockchain technology has the potential to change not only the financial world, but also other areas of the business world, leading to improved efficiency of the end-to-end business process,” said Motoi Mitsuishi, Deputy CEO of BTMU Asia & Oceania. “Today, we are embarking on a journey with IBM to exploit the potential of this new technology. We are very pleased with the outcome of the first blockchain proof of concept working with IBM Research and IBM Global Business Services, and we look forward to seeing these blockchain applications come to fruition.”

Both IBM and BTMU are developing high profile partnerships in Asia. Recently, Bitcoin Magazine reported that IBM is collaborating with Mizuho Financial Group to find out how payment settlements could be implemented near-instantaneously using the codebase developed by IBM for the Hyperledger project. The project will use a virtual currency pegged to the yen, developed by Mizuho.

BTMU, in partnership with Hitachi Ltd., is testing a system, based on blockchain technology, aimed at the digitization of cheques in Singapore. In a joint press release, the two companies announced that together they have developed a system in which distributed ledgers are used for issuing, transferring and collecting electronic cheques. In the current testing phase, BTMU issues and settles cheques and some of Hitachi Group’s companies in Singapore receive the electronic cheques and deposit the funds.

“IBM continues to invest billions of dollars into research on emerging technologies that hold transformative potential for our clients,” said IBM Senior VP Bridget van Kralingen. “Blockchain will reinvent complex multi-party and contract-based business models, especially in banking and financial services. This expands our expertise in helping clients identify the right projects and build out blockchain solutions to solve day-to-day business problems more effectively. We are delighted to be expanding the scope of our partnership with BTMU with this blockchain initiative.”

BTMU plans to begin using the new system to manage contracts within their business in fiscal year 2017. In addition, IBM and BTMU aim to manage agreements between the two companies using the system by the end of fiscal year 2017....

16:00

DECENT ICO Raises Over 5,176 BTC and Counting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DECENT, the blockchain-based content distribution platform, began its ICO on a successful note. The much-anticipated crowdsale raised around $2.4 million in Bitcoin only a day into its launch, and over 5,176 BTC (~$3 million USD) so far. Launched on September 11, 2016, at 13:00 GMT, DECENT raised a total of 3,742 BTC within just 10 hours. Those participating in … Continue reading DECENT ICO Raises Over 5,176 BTC and Counting

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15:55

Roger Ver Is Still Determined to Increase the Bitcoin Block Size Limit via a Hard Fork "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Two attempts to increase Bitcoin’s block size limit via hard forksBitcoin XT and Bitcoin Classic — have failed to gain much support in terms of network hashrate, but early bitcoin advocate and angel investor Roger Ver is not giving up on the cause. Ver is currently testing a new mining pool at Bitcoin.com, and he’s put together a new development team to work on an alternative to Bitcoin Core, the reference implementation of the Bitcoin protocol.

Bitcoin Magazine recently reached out to Ver to get more details on his plan to increase the block size limit by way of a hard fork.

A Work-in-Progress

According to Ver, his plan for hard forking Bitcoin is still a work-in-progress. “I still have lots more research and thinking to do,” he told Bitcoin Magazine. “The first step is to actually have our pool up and running. I think you will see our first block mined on the network this coming week.”

The Bitcoin.com mining pool mined its first block a few days after Bitcoin Magazine reached out to Ver.

The current mining pool software is running Bitcoin Unlimited, but Ver says a specific plan for increasing the Bitcoin block size has not been chosen at this time. With Bitcoin Unlimited, nodes are able to choose the maximum size of the blocks they create and accept as valid. According to one Bitcoin.com mining pool developer, the pool will mine 1 megabyte blocks and accept blocks as large as 16 megabytes for now.

When  asked about an activation threshold for a hard fork, Ver seemed to distance himself from the idea of increasing the block size limit without a large amount of support signaled by miners on the network. “Ultimately the threshold is always 51 percent, but we would also likely support something higher in order to try to maintain more cohesiveness with the community,” he said.

Ver is unable to publicly disclose the members of his alternative Bitcoin development team at this time, although he recently stated during an episode of The Bitcoin Game that former Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Gavin Andresen is not on the team.

In terms of how much hashing power the pool will have on mainnet, Ver told Bitcoin Magazine, “We will start off with a very small amount on mainnet to test for a few blocks, and then grow quickly from there.”

Bitcoin Unlimited Forks Classic Off Testnet

Although the Bitcoin.com mining pool only recently went live on the mainnet, the pool has been operating on testnet for over a month. In fact, the Bitcoin.com mining pool forked Bitcoin Classic off of the testnet because Bitcoin Unlimited signals support for BIP 109 without actually implementing the full set of rules in that specific proposal.

“I would recommend reading the discussions that already took place on /r/btc about this,” said Ver when asked about this incident.

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15:55

IBM and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Develop Blockchain-Powered Contract Management System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IBM announced that it has signed a contract with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to apply blockchain technology to the design, management and execution of contracts among business partners. The first pilot projects will automate business transactions between the two companies.

The BTMU, a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), is Japan's premier bank and has a worldwide presence.

The project is built on the Hyperledger fabric to use a blockchain for real-life contract management on IBM Cloud. The Hyperledger fabric is an open-source blockchain technology platform intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications. Its modular architecture allows for plug-and-play components, such as smart contract, consensus and membership services.

IBM and BTMU have built a smart contract system prototype on a blockchain to improve the efficiency and accountability of service-level agreements in multi-party business interactions. Taking advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), the two companies are exploring ways to monitor the delivery and usage of equipment, using a sensor that embeds information into the blockchain to automate invoicing and payment.

"Blockchain technology has the potential to change not only the financial world, but also other areas of the business world, leading to improved efficiency of the end-to-end business process," said Motoi Mitsuishi, Deputy CEO of BTMU Asia & Oceania. “Today, we are embarking on a journey with IBM to exploit the potential of this new technology. We are very pleased with the outcome of the first blockchain proof of concept working with IBM Research and IBM Global Business Services, and we look forward to seeing these blockchain applications come to fruition."

Both IBM and BTMU are developing high profile partnerships in Asia. Recently, Bitcoin Magazine reported that IBM is collaborating with Mizuho Financial Group to find out how payment settlements could be implemented near-instantaneously using the codebase developed by IBM for the Hyperledger project. The project will use a virtual currency pegged to the yen, developed by Mizuho.

BTMU, in partnership with Hitachi Ltd., is testing a system, based on blockchain technology, aimed at the digitization of cheques in Singapore. In a joint press release, the two companies announced that together they have developed a system in which distributed ledgers are used for issuing, transferring and collecting electronic cheques. In the current testing phase, BTMU issues and settles cheques and some of Hitachi Group’s companies in Singapore receive the electronic cheques and deposit the funds.

"IBM continues to invest billions of dollars into research on emerging technologies that hold transformative potential for our clients,” said IBM Senior VP Bridget van Kralingen. “Blockchain will reinvent complex multi-party and contract-based business models, especially in banking and financial services. This expands our expertise in helping clients identify the right projects and build out blockchain solutions to s...

15:54

Forbes vs NASA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Seems like Forbes doesn’t have that many rocket scientists working for them. Thankfully, NASA does.

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15:52

Autumn Afternoon, The Wissahickon, Thomas Moran, 1864Happy first... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Autumn Afternoon, The Wissahickon, Thomas Moran, 1864

Happy first day of autumn!

15:50

Symbiont Showcases Blockchain Catastrophe Swaps to Insurance Execs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Blockchain startup Symbiont has demonstrated a self-executing catastrophe swap smart contract on a platform designed for a wide-range of industries.

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15:48

Sacrificing All For The Fight To Expose And Halt Climate Engineering, The Moving Testimony Of A Now Former Educator "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

678gDane Wigington geoengineeringwatch.org The battle to expose and halt the ongoing climate engineering insanity has been incredibly arduous for all that have truly committed themselves to this monumental and dire task. Some have made immense sacrifices in this fight, their testimonies should be an inspiration to us all. A former elementary school teacher, Laura Kozicki, is a stellar

15:48

FIRE-EARTH Report: RRTC – Part II "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Report: RRTC – Part II [Prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science Team] Details of this report [Parts I and II] are available from FIRE-EARTH AQUAMARINE BEACONS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000922, AQUAMARINE BEACONS, CJ Members, FIRE-EARTH Report, FIRE-EARTH Science Team, RRTC

15:47

How an argument on Twitter plays out, 316 replies later "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Once again, social media proves that Godwin’s Law is a depressingly accurate adage.

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15:45

Baby-faced goths: Rare photos of early Bauhaus gig in Chicago’s meatpacking district, 1980 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Peter Murphy putting on his makeup before their first Chicago gig at ‘Space Place’ in 1980. Photo by Brian Shanley.
 
Chicago-based photographer Brian Shanley was on the scene when Bauhaus landed in Chicago for the first time (a staggering 36-years ago this month) and was was able to get up close and personal...

15:44

Fire-Earth Alert: MDJY "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: MDJY Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH TOPAZ BEACONS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000922, 22 September 2016, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, MDJY, MDJY Alert, TOPAZ BEACONS

15:41

Wirex Debit Card Integrates ShapeShift; ETH, Monero, Litecoin Enabled "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Debit card manufacturer Wirex now enables its users to fund their cards with Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin, and 12 more Altcoins.

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15:36

Roger Ver is Suing a Hong Kong Firm Over ‘Bitcoin.com’ Revenues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin investor and early evangelist Roger Ver is suing a Hong Kong website operator for 4.40 million HKD, approx. 567,000 USD, over an alleged breach of agreement from the operator’s part. Roger Ver, an early bitcoin adopter who is now a fervent proponent and investor in bitcoin and its industry is suing OKEX Fintech, a […]

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15:36

Thread Bare: Examining racial and sexual identity through erotic embroidery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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These are quite beautiful—Jessica So Ren Tang’s embroidered pinups of “suggestively posed” women.

Jessica uses embroidery to explore her Asian-American identity—“the dualism of being too Asian to be American, and too American to be Asian.” Her work includes embroidered...

15:33

Waking Up From Religion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Often our religious beliefs are handed down to us by family and culture, and by the time we are old enough to consciously choose, it’s too late because we are already brainwashed with pre-ordained beliefs that seem to be set in stone.

Ideally, the true purpose of any religion should be to facilitate a direct connection with the “Divine,” and to support spiritual awakening. Unfortunately, few, if any religions, fulfill this purpose. If they did, many more of us would be awake by now, or at least intimately connected to the Source of who we really are. Even with the prevalence of “new age” spiritual practices today, few of us have attained full spiritual awakening and direct Divine connection.

What’s wrong with this picture? Maybe that answer lies in the reasons why humanity seeks out religion, or structured spirituality, in the first place…

Seeking the answers to the unknown can be a scary business – where do we come from, why are we here, and especially, where do we go after departing? The further we travel down the “rabbit hole” in our quest for spiritual truth, the more lonely, confusing and frightening it can become. Religion preys on this fear and confusion; by providing premade answers designed to give us a false sense of security, it offers a reprieve from that inner quest, but in exchange for that spiritual crutch, we must give up spiritual sovereignty and the freedom to choose our own beliefs. We must give up the very thing it saves us from – finding our true selves.

In many ways, my spiritually convoluted childhood was a gift in disguise. Although my mother was raised strict Roman Catholic and my father was raised strictly Jewish, I was baptized Christian, and when it was time to send me to school, I was sent to a very Catholic school run by tyrant nuns. Neither my mom, nor my dad, considered that they were sending me to a Catholic school, where I would stand out like a sore thumb — with a very Jewish last name and a nose to match. I was treated differently by the nuns than the other kids but I was too young to understand why, and by the end of first grade, even the other kids formed an alliance against me. This overt judgment from nuns and peers went on for years, and as result, I did poorly in school, I had no friends, and I believed that there was something very wrong with me.

In fifth grade, the ongoing emotional stress caused me to have a nervous breakdown and, as a result, my parents enrolled me in public school, and also allowed me to figure out this “religion thing” on my own. By the time I was twelve, my immense search for truth was underway.

Up until that time, I had been taught that God was to be feared, and if you sin or break any commandments, you would be punished, and maybe even sent to a fiery hell to repent eternally. It was quite convincing, but something inside me said, it just wasn’t true.

My long and relentless search for spiritual truth delivered me to a sacred space that was, not surprisingly, void of all religion and the imprisoning dogma that keeps one from discovering the truth for oneself.

Why is it that religions often keep us from the very thing they should be doing? Instead of empowering us to a full connection with the Divine and supporting us to Wake Up and remember who we really are, they keep us asleep, buried under piles of disempowering beliefs that they programmed into our vulnerable minds.

If we are f...

15:33

Secret History of RAND Corporation in Reverse Engineering Antigravity UFOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The RAND Corporation traces its origins to a research and development project created inside the Douglas Aircraft Company to study UFOs secretly retrieved by the U.S. military after the February 1942 Los Angeles Air Raid incident, according to former Douglas Aircraft employee, William Tompkins. Tompkins further reveals that in 1943 he began delivering briefing documents […](Visited 979 times, 161 visits today)

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15:30

Gallup: If Small Businesses Keep Dying “We’ll Lose the Whole Middle Class” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class.

Did America ever truly “recover”? Officially, yes. We are in the greatest, and most transparent recovery of all time.

Unofficially, absolutely not. Businesses are dying; disposable income has dried up; the economy is artificially stimulated because otherwise there’s no pulse.

And middle and working class people who are the backbone of this country have been left behind because of it.

The CEO of Gallup.com, perhaps the nation’s oldest and most trusted polling company, wrote an op-ed, drawing from fresh polling data, that should give every American pause.

Citing statistics that show a precipitous decline in the comfortable status of “middle class,” Gallup CEO Jim Clifton explained how government/economic interference is killing small businesses and people who used to be employed by them.

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According to Jim Clifton:

The percentage of Americans who say they are in the middle or upper-middle class has fallen 10 percentage points, from a 61% average between 2000 and 2008 to 51% today.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 65% of all new jobs are created by small businesses, not large ones.

Here’s the crisis: The deaths of small businesses recently outnumbered the births of small businesses. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the total number of business startups and business closures per year crossed for the first time in 2008.

Since 2008, a stunning 10% of working adults, or about 25 million Americans, have lost good paying jobs and have lost economic status – along with their economic security.

Worse, these millions of Americans falling on hard times are virtually invisible to the system. They don’t show up as unemployed because they either take on lower paying jobs or give up looking for work – allowing the government to patch it over and pretend that unemployment rates are at manageable and minimal rates.

As Clifton explains:

Let’s say someone has a good middle-class job that pays $65,000 a year. That job goes away in a changing, disrupted world, and his new full-time job pays $14 per hour — or about $28,000 per year. That devastated American remains counted as “full-time employed” because he still has full-time work — although with drastically reduced pay and benefits. He has fallen out of the middle class and is invisible in current reporting.

Jim Clifton, who also wrote the book...

15:22

Roger Ver Is Still Determined to Increase the Bitcoin Block Size Limit via a Hard Fork "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Two attempts to increase Bitcoin’s block size limit via hard forksBitcoin XT and Bitcoin Classic — have failed to gain much support in terms of network hashrate, but early bitcoin advocate and angel investor Roger Ver is not giving up on the cause. Ver is currently testing a new mining pool at Bitcoin.com, and he’s put together a new development team to work on an alternative to Bitcoin Core, the reference implementation of the Bitcoin protocol.

Bitcoin Magazine recently reached out to Ver to get more details on his plan to increase the block size limit by way of a hard fork.

A Work-in-Progress

According to Ver, his plan for hard forking Bitcoin is still a work-in-progress. “I still have lots more research and thinking to do,” he told Bitcoin Magazine. “The first step is to actually have our pool up and running. I think you will see our first block mined on the network this coming week.”

The Bitcoin.com mining pool mined its first block a few days after Bitcoin Magazine reached out to Ver.

The current mining pool software is running Bitcoin Unlimited, but Ver says a specific plan for increasing the Bitcoin block size has not been chosen at this time. With Bitcoin Unlimited, nodes are able to choose the maximum size of the blocks they create and accept as valid. According to one Bitcoin.com mining pool developer, the pool will mine 1 megabyte blocks and accept blocks as large as 16 megabytes for now.

When  asked about an activation threshold for a hard fork, Ver seemed to distance himself from the idea of increasing the block size limit without a large amount of support signaled by miners on the network. “Ultimately the threshold is always 51 percent, but we would also likely support something higher in order to try to maintain more cohesiveness with the community,” he said.

Ver is unable to publicly disclose the members of his alternative Bitcoin development team at this time, although he recently stated during an episode of The Bitcoin Game that former Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Gavin Andresen is not on the team.

In terms of how much hashing power the pool will have on mainnet, Ver told Bitcoin Magazine, “We will start off with a very small amount on mainnet to test for a few blocks, and then grow quickly from there.”

Bitcoin Unlimited Forks Classic Off Testnet

Although the Bitcoin.com mining pool only recently went live on the mainnet, the pool has been operating on....

15:17

The 13th-century ‘thinking machine’ of Ramón Llull "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Ramón Llull, via Alchetron. The ribbon in his mouth says Lux mea est ipse dominus, “My light is the Lord himself”
 
There’s an exhibition at Barcelona’s CCCB called “

15:16

Hy-Brasil Is Wherever You Want It to Be, and Other News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hy-Brasil in Petrus Plancius’s “Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus,” Amsterdam, 1594. Image via Mapping Boston Foundation and Hyperallergic

  • Today in cartographical howlers: a new exhibition in Boston, “Hy-Brasil: Mapping a Mythical Island,” chronicles the exciting centuries when no one really knew where anything was and mapmakers had carte blanche to draw whole islands anywhere they damn well pleased: “O Brazil, or Hy-Brasil as it was frequently labeled, had haunted maps since the fourteenth century, first as a mistake, then as a mythological tribute. Its size and shape often morphed, its location wandered from Ireland to North America, and its name varied, but for five centuries it endured in Western cartography … There are all sorts of legends attached to Hy-Brasil, including giant black rabbits that lived with a sorcerer, gods hidden by the mists, lost civilizations, and, more recently, UFOs. However, its greatest connection is to Irish folklore, particularly the belief in the ‘Otherworld’ and its Elysium, a ‘Land of Youth.’ When it first was illustrated on a 1325 map, Hy-Brasil was considered to only be visible once every seven years due to the heavy mists, its land housing an immortal race of people.”
  • Planning your next family vacation? Why not force your loved ones to embark on a literary pilgrimage of Russia? You can tour the places where Dostoyevsky suffered, and where Tolstoy suffered, and then you can bicker among yourselves about which one of them suffered more productively. Jacqueline Carey did it, and she makes it sound more appealing: “We had the chance to visit the place where [The Brothers Karamazov] was written—Dostoyevsky’s last apartment, now a museum … Tea was always kept hot in the samovar, and he thought only he could make it right. When he drank tea made by his wife, he would say, ‘Oh, how wretched I am.’ He died on the couch, gazing at the Bible … In the Tolstoys’ sixteen-room winter house were many objects: books, a chess set, a piano, a tiger skin, a closet of clothes. On the landing an upright stuffed bear held a plate for visiting cards. Tolstoy was a man of obsessive enthusiasms. At the back of the house was a workroom with his cobbler tools, which he used to make shoes, including a pair for his oldest daughter Tatyana’s future husband.” 
  • Alex Abramovich has watched Ron Howard’s new Beatles doc so we don’t have to, and he reports back with the interesting part: this one time in 1964 when the Beatles more or less unwittingly helped to end segregation in Jacksonville, Florida. They gave a press conference and said, emphatically, that they didn’t much care for segregation. And that was that: “The show’s organizers relented. On 11 September 1964, the Beatles performed for an integrated audience in Jacksonville … Howard’s film tells us, matter-of-factly, that as a result, stadiums across the South were integrated. Maybe so. The Civil Rights Act passed earlier that summer would have already mandated it, but as Jacksonville showed, Southern concert promoters were in no rush to comply. The Beatles themselves never made a big deal out of the Jacksonville show. The officially sanctioned Beatles Anthology quot...
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15:14

Another Port Proposal For San Francisco Bay Sparks Opposition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Jean Tepperman / Earth Island News

Initial plans for the city of Vallejo’s new general plan included a proposal to create green promenade along the waterfront in the city’s poorest neighborhood

Initial plans for the city of Vallejo’s new general plan included a proposal to create green promenade along the waterfront in the city’s poorest neighborhood [Vallejo waterfront Photo by Patrick Nouhailler]

When Nathan Stout moved to Vallejo, by the San Francisco Bay, he wanted to get involved in the community. So he joined the citizens’ commission the city had formed to work on a new general plan. He was inspired by the project’s principles — resident involvement in planning, focus on the needs of South Vallejo, the city’s poorest neighborhood, and a beautiful, iconic waterfront.

The citizens’ commission presented its vision at a meeting late last year. “We wanted to have open space on the waterfront — a green walkway, a promenade,” Stout said. But to the group’s surprise, “The city attorney told us we couldn’t do that because there was a pending project, so the industrial sites needed to remain industrial.”

The members of the General Plan Working Group — and pretty much everyone else in Vallejo — had been kept ignorant of a parallel planning process. Three city council members had been meeting in secret with local business leaders since April 2014 with the aim of getting the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge a shipping channel between Vallejo and Mare Island, site of a former Navy shipyard. In its first few months, this Mare Island Straits Economic Development Committee embraced a proposal for a massive project to build a deep-water port — Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) — and a cement processing plant on the city’s south shore.

A toxic project

Residents first got wind of the project when the city quietly issued a draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) last September. Longtime Vallejo resident Boudicca Todi recalled, “I read the whole thing and I just started crying. It was so obvious they were targeting this community to put in a toxic project.” Meanwhile fellow Vallejo resident Peter Brooks and a few friends got together to read over the report and discuss it. They immediately decided to form Fresh Air Vallejo to fight the project.

There were problems with the cement plant, Todi said, “but VMT is scarier.” The VMT proposal lists examples of bulk products the port might handle, such as feed grains, lumber, and steel. “’Such as,’” Todi emphasized. “That should scare anyone!” Vallejo residents were acutely aware that farther down the Bay, residents of Oakland were engaged in a massive battle to prevent their city from becoming a coal-export center. Especially after the residents won and Oakland banned coal shipments in June, Vallejo resident...

15:08

UK Government Seeks Distributed Ledger Projects in £15 Million Competition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The UK Government has launched a new technology competition inviting submissions related to distributed ledger technology.

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15:08

Turkish engineers create a working Transformer out of a BMW "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Turkish R&D Company Letrons has built a full-scale, driveable Transformer out of a BMW. Plus it blows smoke out of its groin. Take that, Michael Bay!

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15:05

Op-Ed: Bitcoin’s Journey to Digital Reserve Currency Status "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Seven years on, bitcoin still remains the largest digital currency by market capitalization. While bitcoin may have been the most volatile currency, it has since ceded that mantle to up-and-coming altcoins.

The transformation of bitcoin from a volatile experiment, to a “stable” form of electronic money is illustrated in Figure 1. The graph plots the 90-day moving average market capitalization of bitcoin against its 90-day realized volatility.

Volatility peaked alongside the market cap during the 2013 bubble. Over the past three years, the market cap fell substantially, then surpassed the 2013 high earlier this year. During the same period, volatility fell and continued falling.

The holy grail for many users is a digital currency that has a growing market cap and falling price volatility. A large market cap helps improve liquidity and reduce transaction costs. Falling volatility means that bitcoin can retain its value for longer periods of time. That helps facilitate its adoption in online commerce and as an asset for savings.

Bitcoin’s march toward reserve status is not welcomed by all. Many speculators, who account for a significant portion of trading volumes, prefer very volatile digital currencies. Short-term trades with high leverage can yield stupendous returns. As bitcoin’s volatility falls, it becomes boring and speculators search for the next hot altcoin.

The solution to a boring coin is more leverage. Given the increasing liquidity, leverage offered by trading platforms will increase, and retain the attention of speculators. If the volatility keeps falling, 500x and 1,000x leveraged trading will become increasingly popular.

Regardless of the form, increased leveraged trading via derivatives bleeds into the spot market. Market makers must buy or sell the underlying asset to remain hedged and earn the bid/ask spread. Increased spot trading volumes help commercial users of bitcoin reduce their transaction costs. More commercial users means greater adoption, and hopefully a higher price.

The Next Frontier

Ether, the token that rides on the Ethereum blockchain, was a boring altcoin until early 2016. The price spiked over 1,000 percent in a few months. Figure 2 is the ratio between Ether and Bitcoin’s realized 90-day volatility. The ridiculous volatility drove on-exchange trading volumes over that of bitcoin for a short time.

Ether’s market cap surged to a high of US$1 billion in the spring of 2016.The smaller market cap means that it is easier to push the price around. Large whales can cause significant price volatility using relatively little capital. Many think this is counterproductive to a successful currency. But without greedy and impatient speculators, where will the liquidity come from?

Monero’s impressive rise from obscurity has captivated traders over the past month. Figure 3 represents the seven-day realized volatility of Monero. At times, Monero has become the most traded product on the BitMEX exchange. Traders are flocking to the Monero futures contract because the price can move by percentage points in a few minutes. With 10x leverage, you can double your stack quite quickly.

Bitcoin illustrates that for any coin to be successful, speculators must be attracted first by high volatility. The coin may be illiquid, but that is exactly what produces the wild price swings that will keep traders captivated. Volatility is the best form of advertising. A coin that is not volatile has either died, or is on the path to reserve status like bitcoin.

It is telling that the most liquid pair for any altcoin is it...

15:03

Will Religious Beliefs Continue To Accelerate Earth’s Decent Into Hell on Earth? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Will enough of the world’s 7.4 billion (soon to be 10 billion) people come away from their collective Fantasy Lands in time to prevent Hell on Earth?

15:01

UK Government Seeks Distributed Ledger Projects in £15 Million Competition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The UK Government has launched a new technology competition inviting submissions related to distributed ledger technology.

Source

15:00

The Productive Failures of a Weekend Spent Following Artists’ Instructions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Leo Kaplan, Michael Kloss, and Nick Wylie chalk out their thoughts for Troy Briggs’s manual at the Manual Project #1 (photo by Ruslana Lichtzier)

TRIUMPH, Ill. — For four confusing and awkward minutes my obscured face occupied the screen of a mixed-sex chat room on Cam4. A cut and painted T-shirt blocked off my distinguishing characteristics while I was surrounded by four other equally ambiguous faces covered by makeshift masks. We were being broadcast to horny observers across the globe from the former library of a five-classroom schoolhouse in rural Illinois. The exercise was the last in a set of instructions outlined in an artist manual crafted specifically for the Triumph School’s first experimental weekend project, carried out from Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, September 18. Organized by curator Ruslana Lichtzier and her husband artist Ryan Coffey, The Manual Project #1 selected six artists to produce five printed manuals to be contemplated, constructed, and discussed over the span of two days.

Masked participants as a part of the final section of Nick Wylie and John Paul Glover’s manual, “To The Seminal Edge: A Manual for 4-7 Revolution Seekers”

Masked participants in Nick Wylie and John Paul Glover’s manual, “To The Seminal Edge: A Manual for 4–7 Revolution Seekers” (photo by Ruslana Lichtzier)

The weekend waxed and waned with participants, many of whom drove an hour-and-a-half west from Chicago — a mix of invited artists, writers, art administrators, and one infant prepared to set up camp between cornfields and empty classrooms in Triumph, Illinois. The early arrivers chose the order in which the group would tackle the printed manuals on Saturday afternoon, discussing factors such as estimated length of time, workload, and the combined talents it would take to complete each. I was able to participate in three of the manuals during my own 24-hour visit. I missed Joseph Grigely’s two-page “Blueberry Surprise,” which instructed Triumph School guests to fill in the spaces between snippets of written text the artist had collected over the years th...

15:00

Fan-Made Transformers Movie Celebrates Cosplay and Practical Effects "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GENERATION 1_HERO6.6.2016.mp4_000218072When Lior Molcho, saw that the Arizona Autobots group had over 20 members with costumes, he just knew he needed to film this.

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Father and Son’s Revolutionary "Honey On Tap" Beehive Design Raises $1 Million Dollars in a Day "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last year, father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson introduced Flow Hive, a revolutionary way to harvest honey from beehives. It uses specially-designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract the honey like you’d pour a beer—the liquid is “on tap” and distributes the honey without disturbing the bees (unlike traditional approaches). When we last checked in on their project, Stuart and Cedar were on the cusp of launching it through an Indiegogo campaign.

The crowdfunding was a smashing success—Stuart and Cedar projected that they’d need $70,000 to get started, but after 15 minutes on the site, they raised $250,000! By the end of day one, funding exceeded $1 million, breaking the record for fastest Indiegogo project to reach that amount.

It’s easy to see why Flow Hive caught on—the system allows people to enjoy honey without having to place themselves among a swarm of bees. These unique frames are ingenious—they consist of honeycomb cells that are partially formed. The insects complete the comb with their wax, and when an exterior tap is turned, honey flows down to a trough and out of the hive. Once the nectar is done draining, the tap is turned again, resetting the frame so that the process can begin anew.

By the end of this month, the early adopters (over 38,000 of them) should receive their Flow Hives. For those that missed the initial funding period, Flow Hive now sells their systems via their online shop.

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14:57

Archeologists Denounce Dakota Access Pipeline for Destroying Artifacts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Oliver Milman / The Guardian

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Archeologists and museum directors have denounced the “destruction” of Native American artifacts during the construction of a contentious oil pipeline in North Dakota, as the affected tribe condemned the project in an address to the United Nations.

The $3.8bn Dakota Access pipeline, which will funnel oil from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois, will run next to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The tribe has mounted a legal challenge to stop the project and claimed that several sacred sites were bulldozed by Energy Transfer, the company behind the pipeline, on 3 September.

A coalition of more than 1,200 archeologists, museum directors and historians from institutions including the Smithsonian and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries has written to the Obama administration to criticize the bulldozing, which Energy Transfer claims did not disturb any artifacts.

The letter states that the construction work destroyed “ancient burial sites, places of prayer and other significant cultural artifacts sacred to the Lakota and Dakota people”.

It adds: “The destruction of these sacred sites adds yet another injury to the Lakota, Dakota, and other Indigenous Peoples who bear the impacts of fossil fuel extraction and transportation. If constructed, this pipeline will continue to encourage oil consumption that causes climate change, all the while harming those populations who contributed little to this crisis.”

The Obama administration has halted construction of the 1,170-mile pipeline that occurs on federal land while it reassesses the initial decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to allow the project to proceed. The approval sparked furious protests at a camp near the North Dakota construction site but Energy Transfer has vowed to push ahead after a federal judge sided with the company.

“What the Standing Rock Sioux are going through is just one example of a systemic and historical truth around how extractive and polluting infrastructure is forced upon Native communities,” said James Powell, former president and director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.

“It is long past time for us to abandon fossil fuel projects that harm native communities and threaten the future of our planet.”

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has taken its case to the UN, addressing the human rights commission in Geneva on Tuesday. Dave Archambault II, chairman of the tribe, said that E...

14:49

‘Camping’ on Your Own Land is Now Illegal — Govt Waging War on Off-Grid Living "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project

Costilla County, CO — Across the U.S., local zoning officials are making it increasingly difficult for people to go off the grid, in some instances threatening people with jail time for collecting rainwater or not hooking into local utilities.

As zoning laws have increasingly targeted the off-grid lifestyle, many have moved to the Southwestern U.S. as an escape from overzealous zoning officials.

In Costilla County, Colorado, there has been a major influx of off-grid residents to the San Luis Valley. The combination of lax zoning regulations, cheap property, and an already thriving community of self-reliant off-grid homesteaders has led to many new residents.

The off-grid lifestyle, enjoyed by an estimated 800 people, is now being threatened as county officials have recently made moves to essentially regulate and license the lifestyle into oblivion.

Tensions boiled over during a county commissioners’ meeting in San Louis, Colorado, devolving into a shouting match between homesteaders and police. One of the major points of contention is the county’s attempt to ban camping on your own property, in an effort to force the off-grid homesteaders back onto the grid.

“We are residents who have come to live off the grid. It’s all our land.” … “These are harsh economic times. We have nowhere to go,” twenty-year resident Paul Skinner said.

“We’ve been regulated out of life,” homesteader Robin Rutan told Colorado Public Radio. “I came here because I couldn’t live by the codes [in other regions].”

The county, which requires residents to have a camping permit to live in an RV, “small house” or other camp style home, has started to simply refuse the renewal of these permits.

This is obviously a major problem for homesteaders, who often live in such accommodations while building their permanent residents.

“They started enforcing the changes before they were actually made,” resident Chloe Everhart said.

Everhart said she performed due diligence prior to buying her land, with one of the most important aspects of the plan being a 90-day camping permit. Without a 90-day permit, camping on residential plots is only allowed for 14 days per every three months.

But just as Everhart was arriving, the board of commissioners instructed the planning and zoning commission to no longer issue camping permits.

In spite of her best efforts, Everhart is now an outlaw.

County land use administrator Matt Valdez disputes the claims that the county is trying to regulate people’s lifestyles out of existence. He says that his office has discretion to deny camping permits under existing code and claims that too many new residents were habitually renewing permits meant to be temporary.

“We’re not trying to drive people off their property,” Valdez said.

Valdez said he simply wants to make sure already established rules are followed for aesthetic and safety reasons.

The vilification of people who choose to live an alternative lifestyle is extremely commonplace in modern America.

While there may be legitimate issues that need to be addressed, people have a right to use land that they own in the manner they see fit. To use the technicalities of the law to essentially evict people from land they own reeks of tyrannical overreach and oppression of personal liberty.

Update: The county has dropped it’s planned zoning changes under increased public scrutiny, but they continue to refuse to issue 90-day camping permits to the off-grid land owners.

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14:49

India’s Postal Couriers To Start Scanning Every Package For Narcotics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The narcotics wing of Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch (CCB) is cracking down on darknet mail. A particular concern is centered around drugs that can be hidden “in sheets of paper or inside books.”

Mail courier agencies are going to be required to develop a drug identification system. There is a focus on smaller mail agencies, especially those already deficient in this department. A CCB source tells The Hindu “We will ask them to scan every parcel and also ask for the identity of the sender along with proof.” Police are aware that scanning packages mailed to fake names and addresses will provide few results; the current goal is to catch those who use their real name and address.

Sunil Kumar Sinha, zonal director, Narcotics Control Bureau, Bengaluru, says, “It is very difficult to track dealings done through the darknet. Even financial transactions are virtual.” His team is involved in training courier agencies to identify narcotics in packages. Another CCB officer confirms “It’s very difficult to track online trade, because these drugs are ordered in small quantities from one’s home.”

In July, Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, RR Bhatnagar, spoke about the growing darknet concerns. India’s borders had become increasingly difficult to pass through while traditionally trafficking heroin or opium. However, the increased popularity in darknet markets threatened to reverse their years of work. Bhatnagar speaks about two syndicates that operate within India’s borders, shipping drugs throughout the world. Those will be the first to go.

The NCB’s probe into two major drug organizations in India resulted in several syndicate operatives being identified. However, more evidence was needed in order to arrest the individuals. Bhatnagar explained that NCB was going to be developing a new system to catch this type of criminal.

Despite reports of an alarming drug problem, the CCB has only registered 13 cases of drug seizures in 2016. “Seizures range from ganja (cannabis), cocaine, methaqualone, opium, LSD, ephedrine, ecstasy and ketamine. The smugglers have clients in every strata of the society – from corporate clients to students,” said a CCB officer.

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14:45

5 Hacks To Improve Your Public Speaking Skills Within Minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dan Fries, Collective Evolution You’re sitting in a crowded room for a seminar on an interesting topic that could potentially help you change your life for the better. You’re really excited to learn so you sit back, relax, and wait expectantly. The speaker is called on stage. The speaker is sweating and stammering. He’s … Continue reading 5 Hacks To Improve Your Public Speaking Skills Within Minutes

14:44

THIS 18th century lost book could be the definitive evidence UFOs have been visiting mankind for centuries. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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​The latin-book - a mathematics textbook - was published in 1716 but shockingly on the cover shows a UFO emerging from the clouds.

​The disc-shaped object appears eerily similar to descriptions of crafts which have been frequently spotted menacing Earth.
​​Titled Liber De Coloribus Coeli, Accedit Oratio Inauguralis De Deo Mathematicorum Principe and written by Johann Caspar Funck, the UFO on the cover is seen hovering over rough seas surrounded by lightning.

“Is it proof that flying saucer UFOs have been visiting Earth since the early 1700s? At the very least, it's evidence that some people in the past seem to have thought so.”

14:42

World Peace Meditation, Sept. 24, 2016, 4PM PT "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia One group is using World Peace Day today to organize a global meditation on Sept. 24, 2016, at 4 PM PT. Actually numerous groups are also hosting global peace meditations, the light from all of which collects together and, Matthew Ward tells, makes the world shine. Thanks to Micki. … Continue reading World Peace Meditation, Sept. 24, 2016, 4PM PT

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Argentina: Rabbit Liberated from UNLP’s Animal Lab "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from La Rebelión de las Palabras

translated by Earth First! Journal

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Vivisection Murderers

An anonymous comrade sent this email, assuming all individual responsibility for the liberation of one rabbit, rescued from UNLP’s animal lab (University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina) where it was being forced to undertake experiments along with many other animals condemned by the speciesist and anthropocentric science.

From here we want to salute and applaud this compañerx’s valiant gesture; let us remember that actions like this one demonstrate that we do not need large means nor recognition to make animal liberation something more than just words. May each one take initiative that they deem convenient or necessary.


I am a university student of La Plata and have witnessed the daily horror, evidenced through this years by tremendous images, directly seeing torture, murder, and how animals are turned into “things.” When I believed that no one was realizing what was happening, around campus animals began to be liberated and things destroyed; at first I did not understand well but then I realized that there were people who thought as I did and who valued life (the reason I started studying here). The faculty, when they realized things like the animal lab arson were happening, they tried to hide it, they tried to dirty the perpetrators by saying things like that animals died in the fire, LIES! It was not like that. They try to cover up! Just like they try to cover up when they steal from their own funds.

In the beginning I thought I could learn good things here but now I no no longer believe it; they torture, murder, lie, and cheat.

Thanks to the people who started doing things from the inside, today I had the will to do something myself, so I liberated a rabbit who they planned to experiment on. I am no longer going to look the other way as I have done for so many years; I no longer want to be an accomplice to this barbarity.

***ORIGINAL IN SPANISH***

Argentina – Estudiante de la UNLP libera un conejo con el que experimentaban

Un compañero anónimo envió el siguiente escrito al correo electrónico, asumiendo la responsabilidad individual por la liberación de un conejo, rescatado de un bioterio de la UNLP (Buenos Aires, Argentina) donde era sometido a experimentos junto a otros muchos animales condenados por la ciencia especista y antropocentrista.

Desde aquí saludar y aplaudir el valiente gesto del compañero y recordar que acciones como ésta demuestran que no son necesarios grandes medios o conocimientos para hacer de la liberación animal algo más que simples palabras. Que cada cual tome la iniciativa que estime conveniente o necesaria.

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14:38

Banks, R3, Explore Blockchain Tech For Managing Reference Data "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A group of banks is testing blockchain technology as a way to better manage reference data for the products they trade. Seven banks, including Citi, HSBC and Alliance Bernstein (AB), has joined R3, a bank consortium studying blockchain, and Axoni, a blockchain technology firm that uses blockchain in settling derivative transactions, to determine if the […]

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14:38

Lightworker and Activist: Where’s the Divide? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia How do lightworkers and social activists divide their labor? We tend not to do both. Why is that? I can only speak for myself. We none of us can do it all. We do tend to divide down into specialized efforts. I don’t see how it could be … Continue reading Lightworker and Activist: Where’s the Divide?

14:34

Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Lucas Dare, Waking Times Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen actors? The world’s people are held in perpetual bondage to the fiat currency money masters who have saddled us with absolutely … Continue reading Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans

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This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment of truth.

A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment between a riot policeman and a protester, capturing the compelling power dynamics at play right in the world at large and revealing how these dynamics will ultimately be defeated.

Worldwide resistance to the destructive paradigm of state/corporate dominion over all life on planet earth is taking many forms, simultaneously happening on many battlefields both macro and micro, both outside and inside of the self.

Many of us understand how power can be and is derived from violence, and how thoroughly the present paradigm has seized upon this script to relentlessly control us. But do we understand the nature of our own power? Do we understand how violence can be overcome without brute force?

The universe is held together and pushed ever-forward by the interplay between opposing forces. This is seen in every sunrise and sunset, and also by looking deeply into any aspect of life. It is happening in this photo, do you see it? In the very moment of this picture, a shift is taking place, something of vast importance that is not unannounced, only felt.

The false duality of the struggle and conflict in our world is fully exposed right here, laid bare in unspoken truth, communicated in a language more primitive than words. The confrontation is direct and up-close. So close, in fact, there is unity. Moreover, you have the masculine at odds with, yet connected to, the feminine, who is taking control.

You see here the strong against the weak, the big over the small, the dark face-to-face with the light, the old pitted against the young, the vulnerable versus the entrenched and fortified, the organized challenged by chaos. Courage trumping fear.

We are so entrained to see might as right, but you can right here in this photo truth is revealed. Power based on violence is a facade, it is a mask covering fear.

In this photo is proof the facade is cracking, it’s in his eyes. And he represents the entire system. This is the exact moment where fear yields to love, caught on camera in a protest marking the 1973 coup of dictator Augusto Pinochet who was deposed in a long and heart-breaking process of resolve. A righteous resolve which is seen clearly in her face. The self-delusions of the wicked are blown apart with her conviction.

Before human communication became verbal it was primal. The creature to be feared now senses fear himself. He now has a decision to make for he has finally seen an accurate reflection of himself in this young woman. He looks down on her in stature, but his submission is guaranteed.

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Final Thoughts

When fully integrated into the still incoherent global resistance movement, the principles revealed in this image will prove invincible against the forces of destruction and inhumanity. They will collapse when they are told to do so.

What more proof do you need that righteous can and will prevail in the end? What more encouragement do you need to never give up?

“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” ~...

14:31

France to Become First Country to Ban Disposable Plastic Cups and Plates "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Anna Scanlon, Natural Society In an effort to help curb some of the strains that disposable plastic puts on landfills, France is set to become the first country to ban all disposable cutlery products. By 2020, any disposable cutlery items will be required to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials. By 2025, the cutlery will have … Continue reading France to Become First Country to Ban Disposable Plastic Cups and Plates

14:30

Harvest and Ferment Your Own Simple Hot Sauce "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photography by Dale DoughertyMaking your own hot sauce is so easy and rewarding, you might never go back to store-bought sauce ever again!

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14:30

How to Beat Anxiety and Depression "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Brett Jones
OM Times

Depression has become an illness and something that you must go to the doctor to solve. The Google definition of depression is:

A depressive disorder is not a passing blue mood but rather persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. A complex mind/body illness, depression can be treated with drugs and/or therapy.

Why Medication Is Not Always the Answer


As most who suffer depression know, taking anti depressants doesn’t solve the issue. Rather, it only places a blanket on the problems and numbs out feelings. This observation is from feedback from hundreds of sufferers.
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14:30

Roger Ver Sues Hong Kong Company Over Breach of Contract "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whenever a story appears of a prominent Bitcoin member using a company, things have to be taken with a grain of salt. In the case of Roger Ver and OKEX Fintech Company, there is a legitimate beef between both parties. The person known as Bitcoin Jesus claims OKEX owes him 57 months of revenue payments. … Continue reading Roger Ver Sues Hong Kong Company Over Breach of Contract

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14:28

Neglected Circus Tiger Was Put In a Tiny Rusty Cage For 12 Years. Now Watch When He’s Freed. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A tiny rusty old cage is no place for any wild animal to live, let alone a full grown tiger. Sadly, that’s exactly where a beautiful tiger named Hoover was forced to live his life as part of a traveling circus in Peru.

While the details of Hoover’s early life remain mostly unknown, it’s believed that he was originally part of a group of 6-12 tigers that the circus used in their shows. By the time his rescuers got to him, he was the last remaining one. Over the past twelve years of his life he had been mistreated, abused, and forced to perform tricks. When he wasn’t being openly exploited he was kept locked up in a cramped cage day in and day out, always on the move. He needed help fast or he would die.

Life was anything but natural and comfortable for Hoover. His captors brought him from one town to the next where he was allowed out only for shows. His cage was completely inadequate for such a large, majestic tiger and barely allowed him any room to move around. He spent the days pacing back and forth in the hot, dusty, stale air with nothing to stimulate his mind or play with. All he had was a dusty floor to lay on that was surrounded by metal bars and dirt. There was no real shelter overhead to protect him from the elements and the neglectful state he was held in was horrendous.

The circus that Hoover was found with had been on the run for eight months before authorities caught up with them. For years a number of travelling circuses had operated in Peru using wild animals in their shows. The country recently changed the law and passed a circus animal ban in response to widespread cruelty, abuse, and sub-par conditions in which most circus animals were kept. The ban made it illegal to keep or use animals in circus shows and authorities have been working alongside animal advocacy non-profits, like Animal Defenders International (ADI), to strictly enforce it. Thanks to a tip from the public they’d received, ADI was able to stage a surprise raid on the circus and recover Hoover.

They immediatley took him to their resuce center in Peru and threw open the cage door to let him out and taste freedom for the first time. This video captures the moment he was finally released from his life of abuse and neglect. For the first time in perhaps all of his 12 years he was able to fully stretch out and do the one action that all cats seem to love! After his stretch he cautiously headed through the door and out into the temporary holding pen, where he stepped onto soft green grass. The grass on the bottom of his paws must have felt so strange and yet wonderful.

The veterinarians at ADI checked him out and found he was sick and emaciated. After months of rehab the big tiger was restored back to full health and once he was given the all clear, he was ready to head to his new forever home at Big Cat Rescue (BCR) in Florida. Getting a full grown tiger from Peru to America is no small operation. It took a full year before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally gave its approval and only then did Hoover’s road trip begin. The journey involved multiple trucks and transfers before he was secured into a cargo plane for the final leg of his trip. Vets and caretakers monitored his health closely to ensure he was safe and comfortable every step of the way.

When he finally touched down and arrived at the BCR facility he was released into his new enclosure to check it all out. His new habitat is worlds away from the cramped barren cage he was held in, it’s filled with an abundance of plants, trees, grasses, and other greenery. There’s also platforms to rest on in the sunshine and a lake to swim and cool off in on the premises. Check out the clip to see Hoover exploring his new digs, drinking from the lake, walking among the trees, and sniffing at the ground. From the looks of it, he loves the water and couldn’t be happier!

Hoover will live out the rest of his life at BCR where he’s free to wander abou...

14:22

Former Presidential Candidate Says Terrorism Not the Real Threat to America "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The objective of the mainstream media is to create a narrative that supports political and corporate interests, and serious issues do not get the attention and awareness they deserve when they don’t fit with into this narrative. Take terrorism, for example, a very complex issue that is used again and again to frighten the American public into accepting changes to the form and function of our government. Freedom for security, as it is.

If the perception is that terrorism is the most significant threat to our well-being and our way of life, then we are more willing to accept the intended outcomes of this narrative: increased foreign military conflict, domestic surveillance, restricted liberty and ongoing states of emergency. If we rightfully prioritize the actual threats and dangers to our lives, then we’re not as likely to support the terror narrative and instead more likely to demand reforms that actually may improve our lives. This is why it is imperative to keep reality in perspective.

A former U.S. presidential candidate succinctly makes this point by outlining some of the most significant issues affecting American lives, and terrorism is not on the list.

In a recent interview with NPR’s Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader made a short comment about the ‘silent violence‘ being perpetrated against Americans every single day that has far more impact on our lives and health than the threat of terrorism.

AMY GOODMAN: Compare the number of people who die in terrorist attacks to the number of people who die, well, in very different situations, that you’ve been taking on for years.

RALPH NADER: OK. Take a study by Johns Hopkins University Medical School last March and break it down. And in the period when these bombs are being discovered in trash cans in New York, 25 people have died in the New York area from mishaps in hospitals—hospital-induced infections, hospital malpractice, bad prescription of drugs. Totally, it’s 700 a day. This is a silent violence from corporate negligence, that includes air pollution, includes a lot of other hazards from negligent or criminal corporations. But silent violence doesn’t get on TV. It’s overt violence that gets on TV, which is more like street crime or violent attacks. So, but by far, the greatest number of Americans who are dying from preventable causes are from corporate misbehavior, whether it’s air pollution, water pollution, contaminated water, hospital hazards, you name it. And it’s all documented by groups like Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins. But very little, if anything, is done about it, because it emanates from profit-making corporations that put money into political campaigns.

Conclusion

Statistically, you are much more likely to be injured or killed by the medical industry or any of a number of other sources of corporate inflicted ‘silent violence,’ yet the media portrays terrorism as the most pressing issue of our time, giving a pass to the corruption and callousness of the industries that truly impact our lives. Terrorism is a marketing campaign for the military industrial complex and the surveillance state.

About the Author

Tabitha Mercy is a staff writer for Waking Times, where evolution and revolution unite, and for Offgrid Outpost.

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14:15

Podcast: Christopher Jeffrey – Bitcoin Bike-Shed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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BCoin is a bitcoin client which implements BIP-37. It can track transactions, public keys, and public key hashes (bitcoin addresses) without saving the entire blockchain to disk.

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14:13

Bizarre Photos From A 1972 Rothschild Dinner Party "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A little over 40 years ago, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild held a party at her family’s massive castle-like mansion called Château de Ferrières. This party showcased surrealist costumes that are both intriguing and bizarre, even today. These photos have somehow leaked to the internet, despite the gatherings being held in secret. When you see these photos, you won’t believe what really went on behind closed doors.

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When a party at the Château de Ferrières was going down, the mansion would be lit up a bright orange. The house looked as if it was on fire.

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Inside, the staircase was lined by footmen dressed as cats. The cats were posed in positions as if they were asleep. Lovely dining set…

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Ole Sky Face and the Tinsel Queen.

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These hats have got to be a strain on the neck, right?

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Guy and Marie-Hélène were heavily influenced by surrealist art, which shows in the decor of the mansion and the costumes of their guests.

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These look like the people on David Bowie’s emergency contact list.

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The Rothschild’s help were in decidedly normal attire, which seems like a missed opportunity.

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A costumed homage to the famous surrealist painting, The Son of Man by René Magritte.

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I have no idea if you’re supposed to actually eat off this thing, but I’d advise you not to.

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This piece is called, “Two turtles hugging in poo,” or something like that.

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Turn up.

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I can’t tell if this is a hat or this woman just had an accident in the backyard?

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Here is famous surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. The Rothschild parties would attract many celebrities like Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

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Guy de Rothschild’s multi-faced hat had everyone’s attention at the party.

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14:10

A Letter to Empaths – When you Feel Completely Drained, Remember This: "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Hillary Gerstler
The Spirit Science

As an empath I am all too familiar of how it feels to get lost. To only feel like a glimmer of the person you know you are. I am all too familiar of how easy it is to end up in a relationship where you don’t have a voice, to believe since you have the best intentions that others do as well. To be up a murky creek, with no paddle in sight. Let my words be your paddle.

As empaths we have the unique ability to get stuck in depression caused by unruly environments. The reason this is, is because as empaths we are able to internalize other peoples feelings as if they were our own.

We literally feel what makes our loved ones happy, and even worse we feel what makes them angry and upset.


These feelings become so overwhelming that without us realizing it we start giving EVERYTHING to not get them upset or angry, even the slightest annoyance they feel, we feel too.
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14:07

Scientist Discovers A Virus That Could Cure Alzhiemer’s, Parkinson’s, And More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Alexa Erickson
Collective Evolution

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and while available treatments can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those suffering from it, they cannot stop the disease from progressing altogether.

But Israeli scientist Beka Solomon may have made a major breakthrough for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. The professor, from Tel Aviv University, made an incredible discovery one day when testing a new class of agents against Alzheimer’s disease. The main component is a humble virus scientists refer to as M13, and if successful, it may even mark the beginning of the end of many neurodegenerative diseases.


Of the various forms of viruses, there is one kind that solely infects bacteria. Called bacteriophages, or simply phages, these microbes are more than three billion years old, and reside everywhere on the planet.
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14:06

Doctors in Canada Get the Green Light to Prescribe Heroin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Medical marijuana is legal in about half of the United States, and the DEA missed its chance to legalize it on the national level when it passed on rescheduling marijuana this past summer. But in Canada, doctors have been given the green light to prescribe heroin to severely addicted patients.

Are we living in a parallel universe or something?

New rules that went into effect last week allow doctors in Canada to apply to Health Canada – the nation’s health department – for access to medical-grade heroin to prescribe to specific patients. The government-run Special Access Program approves the requests on a case-by-case basis. [1]

The medical-grade heroin – called diacetylmorphine – can only be prescribed to severe addicts for whom most other treatments have failed.

The new regulations state:

“Having access to diacetylmorphine will provide health practitioners with an additional treatment option to treat patients with opioid dependence who have not responded to traditional treatments. Treatment with diacetylmorphine in a comprehensive setting can lead to improved treatment outcomes and health benefits for these patients.”

Said Health Canada:

“A number of countries have allowed doctors to use diacetylmorphine-assisted treatment to support the small percentage of patients with opioid dependence who have not responded to other treatment options. There is also a significant body of scientific evidence supporting its use.” [2]

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, an associate professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, explained that the new change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act actually reinstates an old rule.

Diacetylmorphine was removed from the federal Special Access Program in 2013 by then Health Minister Rona Ambrose, thereby banning doctors from prescribing the drug. Under the new regulation, patients can only be prescribed heroin if they are under strict supervision and in specialized circumstances.

Opponents of the new regulation say the move just lets addicts…well, keep being addicts. Among the detractors is Ambrose, who said that giving addicts heroin is:

“not to treat an underlying medical condition, but simply to allow them to continue to have access to heroin for their addiction even though other safe treatments for heroin addiction, such as methadone, are available.”

Dr. Paul Updike, who runs Addiction Medicine Treatment Services for Catholic Health, said:

“I just think it opens up a door into saying that we’re just going to treat this addiction by giving you this medication, this drug, that you’re addicted to. I just think it’s not the best way to treat this problem.” [3]

Cannabis has also been shown in studies to effectively treat opioid addiction, including heroin addiction. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001.

Supporters of the new Canadian regulation argue that even if diacetylmorphine doesn’t cure patients of their heroin addiction, it still lessens their potentially lethal risk of blood-borne viral infections, drug overdoses, and endocarditis, an inflammation of the chambers of the heart. [2]

Proponents also point out that prescription heroin reduces illegal drug use and thus decreases criminal activity and health care costs. [2]

Gail Czukar, CEO of Addic...

14:03

Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lucas Dare
Waking Times

Is the world economy a closed system or an open system? In other words, are the world’s financial elite conducting transactions with off-planet entities, enslaving the human race to unseen actors?

The world’s people are held in perpetual bondage to the fiat currency money masters who have saddled us with absolutely insurmountable debt obligations which are mathematically impossible to repay. At present, the CIA estimates the total global debt to be nearing $90 trillion.

“In 2013, according to the CIA’s World Factbook, the GWP totalled approximately US $87.25 trillion in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP), and around US $74.31 trillion in nominal terms.” [Source]
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14:01

Wisdom Teachings with David Wilcock - Pyramids and Photon Vortexes - Delving Even Deeper into the Science of Pyramid Technology "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Source - Discerning The Mystery

by Shem El-Jamal, September 18th 2016

This revisit to the subject of pyramid science has been a refreshing detour along the course of disclosure. These ancient and yet advanced devices seem to represent some of the most beneficial technology we presently have on Earth. The ways in which these pyramids interact with spacetime go far beyond the impact of any drug or remedy we currently rely upon to keep us healthy.
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14:00

The Birthday Lesson "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

September 22, 2016 This week my son will turn 12. What could I say that would express what I want him to know for his twelfth birthday? I tried for days, but I couldn’t get the words right. They just … Continue reading

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14:00

This Custom Machine 3D Prints Incredible Ceramic Sculptures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

image41It's taken many prototypes, but Taekyeom Lee has created a 3D printer that can extrude clay to create ceramic sculptures.

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14:00

Doctor who participated in fake chocolate study fined for violating code of conduct "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A German district attorney has fined a doctor who participated in a bogus study showing chocolate helps weight loss, designed to illustrate how shady science can make the news, arguing it was unethical to ask people to participate unknowingly in such a scam. As soon as the study was published, critics raised questions over whether […]

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13:58

Ep. 109: The Photokina 2016 Mega Episode – Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Episode 109 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes or RSS!

Featured: Dany Eid, Nikon and Carl Zeiss Ambassador

In This Episode

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Nikon and Carl Zeiss Ambassador Dany Eid opens the show. Thanks Dany!

Sony revives the zombie that was the Sony A-mount system with the incredibly compelling a99 II. (#)

Sigma announces three new lenses; an 85mm f/1.4, a 12-24mm f/4 and a 500mm f/4 . (#)

Olympus announces the OM-D E-M1 Mark II; a Micro Four-Thirds body with some really sweet features. (#)

SanDisk reveals the world’s largest SDXC card at 1TB, but do you want all your egg’s in that big of a basket? (...

13:52

Build Your Own Miniature Sets from Hayao Miyazaki’s Beloved Films: My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service & More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the Shintoism from which Hayao Miyazaki’s films liberally draw, the worlds of nature and spirit are not mutually exclusive. “Shrine Shinto,” write James Boyd and Tetsuya Nishimura at The Journal of Religion and Film, “understands the whole of life, including both humans and nature, as creative and life giving. A generative, immanent force harmoniously pervades the whole phenomenal world.” But to experience this power “requires an aesthetically pure and cheerful heart/mind, an emotional, mental and volitional condition that is not easily attained.” In My Neighbor Totoro, for example, Miyazaki helps to induce this state in us with long slice-of-life passages that move like gentle breezes through tall grasses and trees. In the apocalyptic sci-fi Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the title character herself takes on the task of harmoniously reconciling man, nature, and mutant insect.

I would argue that Miyazaki’s films are not solely entertainments, but means by which we can experience “an aesthetically pure and cheerful” heart and mind. And although he has retired, we can relive those films “over and over again,” as The Creator’s Project writes, not only by watching them, but by building miniature sets from them, as you see represented here. See My Neighbor Totoro’s old, rustic house in the forest—where Satsuki and Mei come to terms with their mother’s illness while befriending the local nature spirits—get assembled at the top of the post. And just above, see the town of Koriko from Kiki’s Delivery Service take shape, a place that becomes transformed by magic, just as Kiki does by her sorties into the forest.

These kits, made by the Japanese paper craft company Sankei, are “ready to be assembled and glued together, creating your own mini movie set,” The Creator’s Project notes. Previous models include Totoro and his two small companions, above, and the bakery from Kiki; another kit recreates the deserted magical town Chihiro and her parents stumble upon in Spirited Away. The kits don’t come cheap—each one costs around $100—and they take time and skill to assemble, as you see in these videos. But like so many of the important acts in Miyazaki’s films—and like the act of watching those films themselves—we might...

13:51

Archaeologists Find a 3,000 Year Old Burned Dinner "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We may have more in common with our ancestors than we think. Archaeologists in Denmark have recently uncovered a 3,000-year-old cooking skillet with burned cheese encrusted at the bottom of it. Whoever committed this kitchen nightmare didn’t think his or her lack of cooking talent would be preserved for the ages. [1]

It appears the failed cook in question was an attempting to fry up some kind of brown cheese. After burning their dinner, this ancient Norseman tossed the baby out with the bath water and the ruined pan ended up in a trash heap. And while it isn’t uncommon to find flour and grains in ancient pots, finding the entire remains of someone’s dinner doesn’t happen nearly as often. [2]

The cooking utensil itself is made of clay, and researchers remark that it in itself is a rare find. This is partially because most of these pots from this specific time period didn’t survive the ages intact, making this one special not just for its burned cheese contents.

An analysis of the content of the skillet suggests what exactly it was the person was attempting to make all those millennia ago. Archaeologist Kaj Russman, who helped find the pot, said:

“The fat could be a part of the last traces of curds used during the original production of traditional hard cheese. The whey is boiled down, and it contains a lot of sugars, which in this way can be preserved and stored for the winter.

It is the same method used to make brown, Norwegian whey cheese, where you boil down the whey, and what’s left is a caramel-like mass that is turned into the brown cheese that we know today from the supermarket chiller cabinet.” [3]

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Historians and archaeologists point out that throwing away the pan was a pretty drastic move back in those days. For most people, pots and pans weren’t easily procurable, and instead most people had to spend a lot of time making them themselves. So this person likely not only had to start from square one revamping his cheese, but also had to make themselves a whole new pan from scratch. Talk about a kitchen blunder.

Sources:

[1] NPR

[2] The Daily Mail

[3] Smithsonian

Featured image credit: Museum Silkeborg


Storable Food

13:48

Homebase have had enough of your offensive candle arrangements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Looks like Homebase have got burnt by selling candles that people can swear with…

Clearly there’s only one way to respond to these draconian measures (albeit in ASDA).

They didn’t say anything about the glass-like by-product left over from smelting metals.

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13:41

Op-Ed: Bitcoin’s Journey to Digital Reserve Currency Status "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Seven years on, bitcoin still remains the largest digital currency by market capitalization. While bitcoin may have been the most volatile currency, it has since ceded that mantle to up-and-coming altcoins.

The transformation of bitcoin from a volatile experiment, to a “stable” form of electronic money is illustrated in Figure 1. The graph plots the 90-day moving average market capitalization of bitcoin against its 90-day realized volatility.

Volatility peaked alongside the market cap during the 2013 bubble. Over the past three years, the market cap fell substantially, then surpassed the 2013 high earlier this year. During the same period, volatility fell and continued falling.

The holy grail for many users is a digital currency that has a growing market cap and falling price volatility. A large market cap helps improve liquidity and reduce transaction costs. Falling volatility means that bitcoin can retain its value for longer periods of time. That helps facilitate its adoption in online commerce and as an asset for savings.

Bitcoin’s march toward reserve status is not welcomed by all. Many speculators, who account for a significant portion of trading volumes, prefer very volatile digital currencies. Short-term trades with high leverage can yield stupendous returns. As bitcoin’s volatility falls, it becomes boring and speculators search for the next hot altcoin.

The solution to a boring coin is more leverage. Given the increasing liquidity, leverage offered by trading platforms will increase, and retain the attention of speculators. If the volatility keeps falling, 500x and 1,000x leveraged trading will become increasingly popular.

Regardless of the form, increased leveraged trading via derivatives bleeds into the spot market. Market makers must buy or sell the underlying asset to remain hedged and earn the bid/ask spread. Increased spot trading volumes help commercial users of bitcoin reduce their transaction costs. More commercial users means greater adoption, and hopefully a higher price.

The Next Frontier

Ether, the token that rides on the Ethereum blockchain, was a boring altcoin until early 2016. The price spiked over 1,000 percent in a few months. Figure 2 is the ratio between Ether and Bitcoin’s realized 90-day volatility. The ridiculous volatility drove on-exchange trading volumes over that of bitcoin for a short time.

Ether’s market cap surged to a high of US$1 billion in the spring of 2016.The smaller market cap means that it is easier to push the price around. Large whales can cause significant price volatility using relatively little capital. Many think this is counterproductive to a successful currency. But without greedy and impatient speculators, where will the liquidity come from?

Monero’s impressive rise from obscurity has captivated traders over the past month. Figure 3 represents the seven-day realized volatility of Monero. At times, Monero has become the most traded product on the BitMEX exchange. Traders are flocking to the Monero futures contract because the price can move by percentage points in a few minutes. With 10x leverage, you can double your stack quite quickly.

Bitcoin illustrates that for any coin to be successful, speculators must be attracted first by high volatility. The coin may be illiquid, but that is exactly what produces the wild price swings that will keep traders captivated. Volatility is the best form of a...

13:30

Maker Spotlight: Alex Weiss and Ruwan Subasinghe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

wnapu8hug1rxlejuvjos6j835cj52ir5ix1g1op_9hanxae6-36j6fpys49zefijzuqqhr-dpcbb6d19gy7y0iAlex Weiss and Ruwan Subasinghe have been working together on a number of projects for year. Their latest is a venture into small scale farming... the nanofarm!

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13:30

GALACTIC GRIGORIAN CHRONICLES PT1 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It’s supposedly the “second” oldest religion in the world currently with over 1 BILLION followers. High stakes! It has exponentially become the most dangerous “religion” in the world. So many secrets, so little time to tell them. Many people have exposed the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) for what it really is…and honestly some have even […]

13:14

This may be the worst music video ever made "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you’re a huge fan of cheesy 80s pop, sung badly and accompanied by a video that looks as though it was recorded on a first-generation camera phone by a monkey, then this is your lucky day.

Chicago songstress Jan Terri’s anthem to doomed love ‘Losing You’ has to be seen to be believed. In spite of being a really badly ripped copy, the YouTube video of the song has been viewed more than 4 million times because it’s just so bloody awful.

The post This may be the worst music video ever made appeared first on The Poke.

13:06

Running as a Way of Meditation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BY SOFO ARCHON

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Ever since I can remember myself, I’ve enjoyed running. I guess as children we all did, but growing up we slowly slowly stopped engaging in it and eventually forgot the immense benefits it can bring into our lives. Now, as adults, most choose to sit down all day long, not moving our bodies almost at all. We sit at home, we sit in the car, we sit at the office. We barely walk anymore, let alone run. And, as we know, the health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle are tremendous, both to our body and mind.

This article, however, is not so much about how you become healthier through physical exercise. Rather, it is mainly about using physical movement to become more mindful. Or, to be more precise, it’s about how you can use running as a tool for entering into a meditative state.

Running as Meditation

More than a decade ago, while I was learning about meditation and researching for meditation techniques, I stumbled upon running. I found out that there have been plenty of spiritual teachers and psychotherapists who recommended running as one of the most immediate ways to achieve a meditative state. So one day I decided to give it a try. So I started running and running and running… and here I would like to share with you what I’ve learned from my experiments with running as a way of meditation.

Running makes our minds slow down

It is said that the mind is good as a servant but evil as a master. Truly, when the mind is left uncontrolled, myriads of thoughts and concerns fill and torture the psyche, thus not allowing us to let go, relax and find inner peace. Hence, in Buddhism the uncontrolled mind has been likened to a monkey. Just like a monkey jumps from branch to branch without end, in the same way the mind jumps continually from thought to thought, always being restless and unsatisfied.

Meditation is all about calming the restless mind and breaking free from its chaos. There are a lot of meditation techniques that can help one achieve that, with the most known being sitting in a cross-legged upright posture, while paying attention to the breath or stream of thoughts. Few people, however, are aware that not all meditation techniques require a seated, immobile posture. There are others that require movement, and one such technique is the simple act of running. Running has been used as a meditation tool by spiritual seekers of the past and present who’ve expressed its immense power in bringing mindfulness, and there are even running athletes who can attest to its calming mental effects.

What I’ve discovered from my experiments with running is that every time I run intensely for half an hour or so, my mind always began to slow down. And the more I run, the more my thoughts dissolved, until all of my worries and concerns slowly disappeared. When this was attained, I came to experience a tranquil, peaceful state of consciousness, not unlike that which I’ve found myself in during hours-long seated Zazen meditation sessions.

Running brings our focus to the present moment

Most of the time, the majori...

13:00

Aquabot Parts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If your Aquabot should break, don't throw it away! It's easy and inexpensive to get parts.

13:00

‘The Archers’ to take on Syrian peace plan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After its success in highlighting hidden domestic abuse and controlling behaviour, the Archers new plot will involve bringing peace to the warring regions of the Syrian border.

Although the script is a tightly controlled secret, Ambridge sources have confirmed Brian Aldridge will be flown to Damascus and parachuted in at dead of night with the pretext of selling organic halal sausages to the besieged government. In an audacious move, Aldridge will scale the palace walls, kidnap President Assad and helicopter him to an undisclosed barn in Penny Hassett, where he will be forced by Eddie Grundy to drink Joe’s XXX Scrumpy cider until he agrees to sit round the table with the Russian Foreign Minister, a representative of the Kurdish rebel forces and Linda Snell. In a dramatic twist, helicopter gunships, seized by masked armed men at nearby Barchester Airport, will strafe Lakey Hill, where stray machine gunfire hits a man later identified as Rob Titchener, already humiliated by Helen’s not guilty verdict, in the scrotum.

‘It’s the first time the word ‘scrotum’ will have been used in the Archers since it started in 1955,’ said Archer’s Editor Sean Smythe. But we’re used to facing up to the realities of 21st century global politics.  So we’ll also be using ‘bollocks’, ‘balls-up’ and ‘fucking omnishambles’ for the first time too.’

13:00

To save our rhinos, we need a legal horn trade "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The trade ban on rhino horn is not working, writes Keith Somerville. But non-lethally and sustainably harvested rhino horn can earn income to encourage breeders, pay rangers and anti-poaching teams, provide surveillance and supply wider benefits that will gain the support of people around parks, reserves and ranches.

12:55

Nikon manager says that FF mirrorless is “something we are considering” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just a FF Nikon camera concept In an interview with CameraJabber Jordi Brinkman, Nikon’s European Product Group Manager revealed a couple of interesting things: The Nikon 1 system isn’t dead! The lack of new products is only caused by the…

The post Nikon manager says that FF mirrorless is “something we are considering” appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

12:50

Teach the One: A Book Giveaway, the Return of Nacho Thursdays and New Things on the Horizon! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello Friends today we have a few things to share with you so let’s get to it! #1.  Since this month is National Sewing Month we thought it would be fun to give away a copy of our book The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting. We wrote this book with both beginners and experienced...

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12:48

Unexpected "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a season that catches by surprise, I’ve come to anticipate the unexpected. Four kids fill this house and this calendar and these rooms… and the minds and the lives and the hearts of their parents. Critters live and critters die, and sometimes it comes by way of sudden chirping from the woods when a nest […]

12:39

Knitting Classes for the Autumn "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Despite the lovely hot weather of last week the first signs of autumn are already here – leaves turning red, getting dark by half seven and chilly misty mornings. All of which means only one thing to me – it’s time to get some serious knitting on. (Obviously those who know me well are perfectly aware that I knit all year round, but you get the gist.) So without further ado let’s get stuck into the new autumn knitting class list and see if I can’t inspire your knitting mojo.

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Beginner’s Knitting
Have you wanted to learn how to knit for ages and ages and just haven’t quite managed it? Do you spend hours scrolling on Pinterest looking at all things wool and knitty related? Have you not managed to find any YouTube videos that actually show you how to knit instead of banging on about the kinds of wool they are using and holding their needles in the way of the camera? Then come and learn from me! I can teach you the very basic stuff that will set you out on the pathway to a lifetime of simple knitting pleasure. We will work with lovely chunky wool and big needles so it’s easier to see what you’re doing, plus it knits up much more quickly than the skinny stuff.

From casting on and knit stitch, to purl and casting off, we’ll knit some sample squares before starting you off on a simple cowl or scarf to take home and finish with your new found skills. Used to knit at school and need a refresher? This class is also great for those that want to revitalise old knowledge. The class costs £30.00 per person and includes a ball of yarn and a pair of needles.

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Knit a Winter Hat
Learnt the basics of knitting, but haven’t progressed beyond square or rectangular things like scarves or cowls? Maybe you’ve just mastered the beginner’s techniques but want to get cracking straight away with something a little more challenging? Then this is the class for you. Using 15mm needles – even chunkier than our beginner’s session ones – we’ll knit up a super soft and super cosy winter bobble hat just in time for the colder weather. In this class you’ll be using knit and purl stitches to create rib, work in stocking stitch and learn how to shape your knitting with decreases. Plus, you get to make a fabulous giant pom pom to put on the top! Bonus. The class costs £32.00 and includes enough wool to make the hat and pom pom, plus needles.

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Cable Wristwarmers
If you’ve been knitting for a while and love the look of cables, but...

12:37

52 Years of War End: Colombian Rebels Pick Up Shovels Instead of Guns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

rebels-copyAn historically secretive governmental assembly has been opened to civilians to discuss a five-point accord with representatives from units of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) – rebels that have fought with the government and Colombia’s citizenry for more than 52 years. The meeting is the beginning of a peace accord designed to give the FARC a political voice, and end a half century of guerilla warfare.

A Colombian leader says the peace deal hinges on people’s ability to forgive. President, Juan Manual Santos said in an interview,

 “Making peace is much more difficult than making war because you need to change the sentiments of people, people who have suffered, to try to persuade them to forgive.”

Colombians are expected to vote on an agreement between Santos’ government and the FARC in a few weeks. The agreement would end one of the last major guerrilla struggles in Latin America that has displaced more than five million people and cost some  220,000 lives. The agreement sets a timetable for the FARC to lay down arms, and sets a path for them to rejoin society, sometimes even as civil servants.

If the public agrees to the peace deal, FARC members will spend no time in prison and will be awarded with political representation, according to Maria Emma Wills, a political analyst for the National Center for Historical Memory, a government research group.

Just a short time ago, military might was still used to subdue rebels who wanted to overthrow the government and install a Marxist regime. All previous peace talks with the government had failed.

The public is leery, but hundreds of FARC rebels have been picking up shovels to build dirt roads and pour cement on a camp in Southern Colombia where the delegates will meet to hopefully ratify a peace deal that will alter the country’s history of war.

Photo Credit: WSJ.com, ChannelNewsAsia

12:30

Mexican priest with HIV who raped 30 young girls absolved by church "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Catholic Church has acquitted a priest who has admitted to raping close to 30 young girls between the ages of five and 10 years old.

12:23

Police Incriminate Themselves While Trying to Illegally Arrest Connecticut Man Protesting Government "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Connecticut police pulled Michael Picard over at a DUI checkpoint, and could find nothing to arrest him for, but after hastily slapping down a cell phone camera which Picard attempted to film with, and then illegally confiscating it, the police inadvertently incriminated themselves, without ever realizing the device was still recording when they took it back to their patrol car.

The ACLU is now suing the Connecticut Police Department for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against Picard. The police department has yet to comply with an internal investigation against the troopers who were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him.

Remarks made by the police officers include, “Let’s give him something,” as one trooper declared. Another offered, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) complaint states:

“This suit challenges the actions of three Connecticut state troopers, who, acting under color of state law, detained, searched, and charged Michael Picard for protesting the government. . .”

Picard maintains that DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional and a waste of tax-payer money. He is also well known by the police because he has done public records investigations to find that for every two man hours put into a check point, it yields just one minor traffic citation—almost always for defective equipment.

During the police search of Picard, it was theatrically announced that he had a gun, though he is legally within his rights to do so in Connecticut.  He was also told by one officer that, “taking his picture was illegal.”

The ACLU complaint against Patrick Torneo, John Jacobi and John Barone continues,

“. . . The defendants also energetically interfered with Mr. Picard’s right to receive information when they confiscated his camera and made efforts to prevent him from recording their illegal acts with his cell phone. Through their actions the state troopers violated Mr. Picard’s rights under the First and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

Not only did Picard have a registered, active permit for his legal gun, but his requests for an internal investigation of the police officers has continued to be ignored.

Additionally, with criminal charges against the officers pending, someone from the police department repeatedly called Mr. Picard and asked him to come in and give a statement to them, without his criminal defense lawyer. Eventually his lawyer called them back and said, “don’t you ever call my client again. You have to talk to me.” This did not deter them from trying to get a statement from Picard, illicitly.

There have been a number of accounts detailing police corruption lately, but this time, ironically, the police recorded themselves acting in such a blatantly illegal manner.

Featured image: ACLU Video

12:21

Survival complains to OFCOM over "racist" Channel 4 News piece "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Channel Four made wide-ranging accusations against Brazilian tribes in its news report
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Survival International has lodged a formal complaint to OFCOM over a Channel Four News report which alleged that many Brazilian tribes routinely kill disabled children, a claim widely attacked by experts.

The report focussed on Atini, an evangelical mission in Brazil which takes in children from the Suruwaha and other tribal groups. It also expressed support for Muwaji’s Law, a measure proposed by evangelicals and conservative members of the Brazilian congress which could give authorities the power to break up indigenous families on suspicion of infanticide.

Survival’s legal team has lodged a complaint to OFCOM, the UK government’s broadcasting regulator, citing the report’s lack of impartiality and its failure to give viewers all the relevant facts.

In the complaint, Survival’s Director Stephen Corry said: “Infanticide among the tribe to which Muwaji and her daughter belong, the Suruwaha, is extremely rare. Among isolated tribal communities in the Amazon generally, many anthropologists believe that infanticide is equally rare.

The Suruwaha have frequently suffered exaggerated press reports of infanticide, used as a pretext for denying their rights
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“Channel 4’s reporter made no reference at all to this body of opinion, either because he was not aware of its existence when he should have been or because he thought that this might reduce the dramatic impact of the story.”

At a conference on the issue of infanticide arranged by UNICEF in 2009, a Brazilian Indian said: “The draft law [Muwaji’s Law] is racist because it does not consider or even mention that non-Indians kill their children much more. If the white people commit this crime more frequently than the Indians, why is a law just against Indians being pushed forward? The white people kill us and they are not detained. We face a racist law: our assassins are not incriminated by a specific law, but we are.”

Exaggerated reports of infanticide and other practices have long been used to undermine tribal peoples’ rights, even though they occur at least as frequently in industrial soc...

12:05

FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 9-19-16… “Hillary Clinton is dead, Bill on the run as Clinton Foundation scandals finish the DC crooks off” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

benjamin_fulford_in_canoe_113The full weekly report from Ben. Shall we say, at the very least, this is “very interesting”. Now is Hillary really “dead”? And what does that mean? “Dead” in body? In mind? In soul? Well, cannot verify any of that… even though a few of the points here rather “rang the bell” for/in me. The “computer graphic Hillary” I suppose is a possibility, but no way I can see to verify that one (you may want to check the “Hillary video discrepancies” post).

Bottom line, in my view, is to read these through, and use Higher Discernment to determine if it really “fits”. I will not, of course, tell anyone, or imply to anyone, whether all of Ben’s (or anyone else’) data is correct. However, I do feel this is there to be shared.

Some may also want to read Steve Beckow’s comments on this Ben report.

“The Khazarian mafia is in a state of extreme panic following the death of their presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on September 11th. Below is a screenshot of the ABC Television announcement of her death that was deleted from the internet.

“…Pentagon sources say that on October 1st, immediately after the end of the US corporations’ fiscal year, a new gold backed currency and possibly an entirely unexpected new leader (possibly Canada’s Justin Trudeau), will be announced.

“The Khazarians, in full panic mode, are now using a computer graphics generated Hillary Clinton to create the impression that it is business as usual… So you have a political establishment that is so corrupt and degenerate that it is now trying to elect a CG President. That is simply not going to be allowed to happen, Pentagon and agency sources affirm.

“…one of the individuals who will be attending the meeting being arranged by the WDS between the Asian secret societies and the military industrial complex claims connections to the off-world military. The Asian secret societies also claim off-world contact. The question is will something credible be shown to what they call the “surface population” of this planet, ie people like you and me.

“…back here on the “surface” of the planet, signs of systemic collapse of the current power system are proliferating. Most recently we have seen the US “pivot to Asia” becoming increasingly untenable.

“Israel too is having a bad time of things. In September so far they have lost two satellites, two F16 airplanes, a submarine and a drone, Pentagon sources say… Israel has now been publicly exposed as having 200 nuclear weapons and will soon be publicly blamed for 911, Pentagon sources say. In Egypt, meanwhile, government owned newspapers are saying 911 was an inside job by the West done to justify an invasion of the Middle East and that ISIS is a Western creation. For a government publication to say this is a clear declaration that Egypt has split with the Khazarian mafia rulers of the US.

“…US planes killed over 60 Syrian troops last week. Pentagon sources say this was a provocation staged by the Khazarians in a desperate attempt to start a war with Russia.

“The Europeans are also in open revolt against the US corporate government and its Khazarian overlords....

12:01

Steve Beckow’s Comments on Benjamin Fulford’s 9-19-16 post… "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

steve_beckow_brown_hair_2Was just reading through the latest at Golden Age of Gaia, and saw this posting of the latest Benjamin Fulford article (Kp blog post). A couple days ago, someone had remarked that this was perhaps the first time Ben had mentioned, in a direct way, the possible role of “off world entities”.

So I post here Steve’s comments only. He has also published the full article as well.

Ben Fulford for Sept. 19, 2016: Is Hillary Clinton Dead?

Ben Fulford’s report this week is so full of remarkable news, intel, and rumtel that it causes the head to swirl. I post it for its suggestions that so much power is crumbling in the world.

Notice Ben’s references to off-world folks. I can’t recall seeing an earlier reference to them in his writings since I started reading him in 2008.

Is Hillary dead? Who knows? The galactics have said they have the ability to use stand-ins and so Hillary could be here, there, or anywhere and we’d be none the wiser.

If she showed up in Washington tomorrow, we’d have no way of knowing if the “person” we were seeing was indeed her.

While we’re not used to thinking about it, if Hillary were dead, she’d simply have transferred herself to another dimension, where her life would go on. What its contours would be one could only guess.

Overall, reader discretion is advised.


Filed under: apocalypse, cabal, energies, new energies, partners in contrast Tagged: Ben Fulford, Benjamin Fulford, Golden Age of Gaia, Steve Beckow ...

12:00

Medical expert concerned about Christchurch mayoral candidates’ stance on fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A medical expert is concerned both of Christchurch’s main mayoral candidates oppose water fluoridation.

“The message is clear, the science is clear. The benefits are enormous,” Canterbury medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey said.

Both Lianne Dalziel and John Minto said they were against fluoridation of Christchurch’s water supply during The Press’ mayoral debate on Tuesday.

Minto said he believed there was evidence that fluoride caused more harm than good. Dalziel said it would cost too much.

“It’s a debilitating disease that is easily fixed,” Humphrey said.

He said alternatives such as fluoridated toothpaste did not have the same benefits.

“It’s fluoride in the water that prevents dental caries the best, and it’s our poorest part of our community who suffer the most.

“I think that those candidates talking [on Tuesday] night could claim to represent the more vulnerable end of the spectrum.”

He said there were benefits that reached beyond the people directly affected by dental diseases.

“One of the things people don’t realise is how much dental caries, for example, ties up operating theatres.”

Christchurch has a shortage of operating theatres, particularly since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

A shortage of theatres means longer surgery waiting lists and increased costs for the Canterbury District Health Board.

“They tie up huge amounts of surgical resource that could otherwise be used to be treating other people who do not have preventable problems,” Humphrey said.

Dalziel said the Christchurch City Council opposed the Local Government New Zealand resolution to fluoridate town water supplies in 2015 because of the expense.

“I’m not opposed to fluoride – I had fluoride tablets as a kid. I just know that because of the nature of our water supply, the multiple points that require fluoridation makes it way more expensive than other areas.”

Minto said he had a change of heart on fluoridation.

“Absolutely five years ago I would have agreed wholeheartedly with [Humphrey] . . . but there’s a lot that’s happened for me since then.”

He said he had read a lot on the issue, and believed there was “a seriously arguable case” the fluoride might do more harm than good.

“It’s raised a whole lot of questions that I wasn’t aware of about the side effects of fluoride.

“I’ve got a science background. I’m not a conspiracy theorist.”

12:00

Hand Lettered By Hannah: Watercolor Antler Tutorial "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Happy first day of fall! It's time for hot drinks, flannel shirts, football, leggings & boots. Yay!


In honor of the first day of autumn, I am sharing how I painted this antler watercolor.



Isn't it the sweetest? Check back in a couple days because this sweet print is going to be available as a digital download.

HERE is the paper I used for my 5x7 pieces, and HERE is what I use for 8x10 & the watercolors hues I used can be found in this set HERE: Viridian & Black.

My favorite paint brush sizes are the 3/048.

Check out my #handletteredbyhannah series for more fun!


This post included affiliate links, but I only share things that I LOVE & think you will too. :)

11:57

Mary Berry quits GBBO: the best tweets and soggy bottoms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mary Berry is to quit The Great British Bake Off ahead of the show’s move to Channel 4, out of loyalty to the BBC. So that just leaves Paul Hollywood, a marquee and some madeleine pans. Here’s how Twitter reacted.

The government was informed.

There was suitable overreaction.

There was joy at her decision to stay at the BBC.

There was speculation over the regret Channel 4 are probably feeling right now.

...

11:56

India to see Bitcoin and Blockchain Remittance from New Partnership "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new partnership between Indian bitcoin exchange Coinsecure and global money transfer platform OKLink – a spinoff of Chinese bitcoin exchange OKCoin – will see digital currency and fiat remittances to Indians using blockchain technology. Indian citizens will soon be able to send or receive funds in bitcoin and the local fiat Indian rupee from […]

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11:49

Bank Tech Provider Sinodata Calls for Blockchain Collaborations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bank technology provider Sinodata is seeking to collaborate with blockchain startups.

Source

11:30

Tutorial - How to Recycle Christmas Gift Bags "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

http://www.upcycleddesignlab.com/2016/08/christmas-gift-bag-house-paint-makeover.html
Redesign packaging for other occasions

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"Next weekend my family is getting together for what we call "fall birthdays."    We have a hard time getting the whole crew together, so it would be impossible to celebrate all of the birthdays individually.   Anyway due to the impending family gathering l find myself in need of a few gift bags.  Is it just me or do you also have a bunch of gift bags stashed away but you still never have the right sized bag with an appropriate design".... Read more

11:26

Ian Greenhalgh VT 9-21-16… “Russia Govt. Report: Snowden, Greenwald are CIA frauds” "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

veterans_today_ian_greenhalgh_banner_10[Kp update 9-22-16 2153 HST: I found these Flickr pages with information on Dr. Les Sachs: Flickr1, Flickr2]

I’m posting this article by Ian Greenhalgh because I believe it is a blockbuster! I say “I believe”, because I have not even come close to reading this entire thing. And although I sense the “blockbusteriness” of this article and report, there’s no way I’m going to try to get through it all now (I need a MAJOR MOCHA in front of me to read this fully!).

As I recall, Gordon Duff (and Jim Dean?) has occasionally pointed out that both Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have been, and still are, CIA assets (here are two from VT, written just after the 6-6-13 Snowden revelations: VT1 (6-18-13), VT2 (7-8-13)). Apparently this Russian report goes into detail about all of that. That said, although I’ve only read portions of this, I will highlight as best I can and attempt to give a flavor of what’s in this article.

One challenge I had was trying to discern which comments were from the Russian report and which were Ian’s. I believe most of his remarks come at the beginning of the article. There is also the signature of a “Dr Les (Leszek – Leslie) Sachs” in part of this, who apparently has provided some of the analysis of the Russian report, as far as I can tell.

In any event, I felt it needed to go out NOW, so have fun with this one!

[IG] “This is absolutely dynamite material, it blows to smithereens any notion that Edward Snowden is anything other than a fraud, a CIA disinfo op. So now we can place him alongside Julian Assange and Wikileaks in the rogue’s gallery of professional liars. This report also exposes several other media outlets as being under CIA control, something we have known for some time… Ian

“Report, Russian Federation FSB and SVR, CIA ‘Edward Snowden’ Fraud.Below is part one of a report at the Moscow offices of Russia’s SVR and FSB intelligence / security agencies, on the ongoing fraud of CIA agent Edward Snowden and his CIA-tied media such as Glenn Greenwald, UK Guardian, NY Times etc

“Report Confirming Active Current CIA Status of American agent Edward Snowden:
— Snowden-CIA criminal acts on Russian territory, to promote CIA-tied media;
— Snowden role in CIA-Nato terror, killing Ukrainian and Russian-speaking citizens;
— Snowden lying to Russian authorities per CIA agenda, at time of entry into Russia;
— Snowden-CIA ‘Operation Fake Dissident’ threatening Russian-EU security, Russia-Europe relations, world stability, and genuine dissidents from USA-Nato countries

“With this report, I present to you regrettable but important full confirmation, that American claimed ‘political refugee’ Edward Snowden, generously given haven in Russia, remains a currently active CIA operative, who criminally lied at time of his entry into Russia, in order to use Russia as a platform for supporting CIA-tied media… We know now that ‘Edward...

11:09

The Pants I’ll be Living in this Winter (& probably Every other Season too): Buddha Pants. {Review} "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I've always loved a good pair of harem pants, but these are pretty unique for a few reasons.

11:05

Drunk man struggles to get out of a cardboard box "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Proof that alcohol and wearing large cardboard boxes don’t really mix, as this man struggles to free himself from his papery prison. (NSFW language)

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10:58

zentropaville: Quand mourut Lydie, par exemple, l'une des... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



zentropaville:

Quand mourut Lydie, par exemple, l'une des premières à disparaître, on se rappela aussitôt les draps blancs étendus en signe de bienvenue. Chauffés  par leurs maîtres, les enfants des écoles pleurèrent ignoblement. Or Lydie mourut misérablement, putain pour Hindous à Nice, dégoûtée de tout et d'elle-même. Chaque quartier d'immigrants possédait alors son cheptel de femmes blanches, dont chacun pouvait user gratuitement, et cela très légalement. Ce fut même l'une des premières lois que promulgua le nouveau pouvoir : il fallait “démythifier la femme blanche”. Lydie, violée dès le lundi de Pâques au milieu de ses draps blancs, suivit, à moitié consentante dans l'errance du début, une troupe d'Hindous vigoureux qui se l'étaient adjugée en copropriété, car elle était très belle, et sa peau très blanche. Plus tard, l'ordre revenu, quand les bandes s'étaient fixées, on l'avait enfermée dans un studio, à Nice, en compagnie d'autres filles qui avaient subi le même sort. Un gardien les nourrissait et ouvrait la porte à qui voulait. L'établissement portait même un nom :“Centre d'initiation à la femme blanche”.

Le Camp des Saints - Pages 355 & 356 - Robert Laffont 1973.

Every white person should own a copy of “ The Camp of the Saints”

10:48

freikorps: dixies-land: shillofficial: bigredm38: leadthefuck... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



freikorps:

dixies-land:

shillofficial:

bigredm38:

leadthefuckingway:

freexcitizen:

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delicatelybeardedcheesecake:

Dudes my hero

LET HIM FIGHT.

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10:45

Gemini Exchange Introduces Daily Bitcoin Auction Services "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ever since the Gemini Bitcoin exchange launched, people have had high expectations for this platform. So far, trading volume is mediocre at best, which is less than impressive. But the company introduced a daily Bitcoin auction, which facilitates larger trades at lower costs. Whether or not this will help people discover Bitcoin prices, remains to … Continue reading Gemini Exchange Introduces Daily Bitcoin Auction Services

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10:29

6 Incredible Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oral hygiene is something that all of us practice differently. For example, when I was in college, I had two roommates who could not have been more opposite when it came to cleanliness.

One of them brushed his teeth probably three times a day, while the other one.. Well, I never saw him brush his teeth once.

So, I've always wondered what he did to keep his mouth clean. And I think I may have found out his secret. A centuries-old technique known as oil pulling.

Oil pulling is the practice of filling your mouth with organic oils and then swishing them around just like you would water after brushing your teeth.


Many different oils work, but most people like to use coconut oil. Mix it around in your mouth for at least 20 minutes and then dispose of it in the trashcan (not the sink, because these oils are heavy and will clog your drainage system).

The oil you keep in your mouth for 20 minutes binds to any bacteria that may be lurking in spots that your toothbrush and floss can't easily get to. Not to mention, oil pulling provides a myriad of other health benefits.

Here are six great things that happen once you start oil pulling:

Your teeth get whiter

Organic oils are naturally antibiotic and antiviral, meaning they work wonders at cleaning teeth.

You'll start noticing whiter teeth and an overall healthier mouth after just two weeks of oil pulling. In fact, Gwyneth Paltrow is known to oil pull every morning, and her smile is notoriously white!


It boosts energy levels

When you start oil pulling, you start removing a lot of the toxic stuff that builds up in your mouth.

This is normally the immune system's job, but since you're doing it instead, your body doesn't have to work as hard to clean itself up. This means more energy for other functions and feeling better in general.

It helps detox the body

When germs find their way into our bodies, they like to cause problems like inflammation, disease and illness. Unfortunately, most germs like to make their way into the body through our mouths.

So, if we keep our mouths as clean as possible, we can actually kill toxins and germs before they diffuse throughout the body.

Helps keep hormone production regular

Hormones can be a touchy part of the human body. It's best to keep them functioning as normally and regularly as possible, and a good way to make sure that happens is by eliminating all other foreign substances they may have to fight through.

Oil pulling helps maintain a balance.


Helps reduce headaches

When you're having a headache or an intense migraine, your body is trying to tell you that you need to do things differently. It's trying to tell you it needs help rejuvenating.

Oil pulling helps rid the body of bacteria that leads to prolonged head pains.

Promotes healthy skin

Shockingly enough, oil pulling even provides health benefits to our skin. When you prevent and eliminate toxins from your system, your skin reaps the rewards.

Keeping your blood clean and healthy has a large effect on your skin. Don't be surprised if any skin problems you've had in the past start to clear up or fade away completely after practicing oil pulling!

Have you ever tried oil pulling? What worked for you?

10:25

Check out the full range of confectionery-based campaign posters from Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In case you’ve been living off-grid, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign took yet another dark turn recently with a poster comparing refugees to Skittles and suggesting that poisonous Skittles, i.e. ‘terrorists’, might be hiding among them.

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Naturally, a lot of people found this offensive and some people altered the poster to reflect the Trump problem, including this one from @joeheenan

However, talk show host Conan O’Brien has shared some more Trump confectionery-themed posters on his late-night programme, ‘Conan’ and they may just be parodies, but they’re very faithful to the Trump message, which has often had a problem with gay marriage, transgender rights and racial equality.

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As Nathan Hawkes commented on YouTube, “I know these were made for the show … and yet I completely believe that Trump would have posted them. That’s if he hasn’t already.”

Perhaps the Trump campaign might adopt some of these for real!

Source: Conan

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10:19

There are no forests on earth! ~Video ~ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Ready for Full Disclosure you think you are? Consider this a test… The answer may explain why it hasn’t happened yet… 

If you need help understanding the above video here’s a nice summary and explanation (but please see the above video first!):

10:18

US rapper Ludacris advises Turnbull to ‘move bitch, get out tha way’ after meeting in New York "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

22 September, 2016. 13:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SOUTHERN RAP SENSATION LUDACRIS had some choice words for the Australian prime minister last in New York after the pair shook hands at a meet and greet hosted by Melbournese businessman Antony Pratt. The heir to the Visy cardboard empire threw a party for the Liberal […]

10:17

Robot lawnmower is no match for an apple stealing moose "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Behold the future – a moose raiding an apple orchard in Norway puts his hoof down when a robot lawnmower gets in his way.

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10:15

New ReGen Villages Redefining Off-Grid Living "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By 2050 there will be nearly 10 billion people living on planet Earth. Clean water, healthy food, and arable land will begin to grow scarce and only those well versed in a self-sustainable lifestyle will be safe from a great negative impact. With the skyrocketing population also comes an increase in the aspiring class (the approximately 4 billion people who can afford to buy their way to sustainability). For those who can afford it, there is a recent boom in integrated neighborhood concepts: luxury off-grid communities that have power positive homes, private renewable energy sources, water management, high-yield organic food production, and waste-to-resource systems. The first of these communities is calledReGen Village, and it’s currently under construction in Almere, Netherlands.

A Look Inside a Luxury Off-Grid Community

ReGen Village will make use of all available technology to build what its creators are calling the “Tesla of Eco Villages.” The creators want to redefine off-grid living from being merely a way to sustain the basics of life into a culture of luxury and comfort. The developments will use their own technology to meet their everyday needs but, because of cutting-edge advancements, they will not have the same restraints and conservation rules that typically define off-grid communities.

Who Gravitates to the ReGen Concept?

In June of 2016, the concept of ReGen Village was introduced at the Venice Biennale, an arts organization and annual exhibition of architects and designers. The concept went viral with more than 20 million page views of the ReGen website and over 10 thousand emails expressing interest.

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