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Saturday, 20 January


More than 34 000 evacuated around Mayon, Alert Level remains at 3 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mayon volcano entered a new eruptive phase on January 13, 2018 with phreatic eruptions and lava flows from a new lava dome. It was the first eruption of this volcano since August 2014. Alert Level was raised from 1 to 3 and by January 17, more than 34 000 people...... Read more

Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing...... Read more


Get a listen of the London scene and preview We Out Here on Brownswood Recordings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Hitting the shelves next month is the We Out Here compilation, featuring some of the musicians that are making London one of the more exciting scenes in jazz, improvised music, and all the cool stuff that doesnt fit neatly into a single category.  Its getting released by the Brownswood Recordings label, which was founded []


Star Citizen - unifying the control system - screen relative push pulling "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

supposedly, Star Citizen is 'doing things that other games don't do' but...

seriously? and this is just for one mode of movement

They have a clunky interface written by a database designer.
They have a problem with doors.
They have multiple control mappings per vehicle you're in, personal or space.

One of the things I felt was very important (when I was in the games industry) was UNIFY THE CONTROL SYSTEM.

Screen Relative:
in first person or in third person, it's possible to use a screen-relative mouse move method for movement left-right and up-down. Roll and strafe could be combined into a up-down and left-right one-key override. How does this help us with 'doors' i.e. ladders etc? Everything should be screen-relative such that the Coordinate Transition i.e. from local to global across time t, can be hidden more cleverly. Smoother event-merging transitions can then be achieved i.e. linking into the hierarchy of a ladder/chair/ship/planet/star...

Mouse scroll:
the game aleady uses mouse scroll for the forward/reverse thrust of a Player character through the walking aspect of the game world. It works very well. So, why is this not applied to the ship/vehicles you drive/use? The same PushPull mouse-scrolling can be used for the range of your HUD-based scan-interface when looking for useful things to Quantum Travel to. One-click button override to put you in SHOW THE VERSE mode, with scroll-range.

YOUR HEADSET or PROJECTED VIEW OF THE 'VERSE should be how you interact with it i.e. embed all the necessary data into the objects of the screen, make choices from the screen i.e. not from some fucking clunky screen or starmap or overlay. Sure it means 'stripping out a load of extraneous shit' but that's what game-dev's all about i.e. getting to the CORE OF AN IDEA and making that the best thing one can.

AND GIVE YOUR SHIP some conversation-resolving A.I. so it can feel...


Feeding King Narcissisus "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Branden Koch, Narcissus and Shithole (2018), ink on paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Sucking at the shithole, an unquenchable leach. Caravaggios pond rendered black hole: no love to reflect, only shitdrug epidemic nourishment for King Narcissisus. Sucking up the shit flushed away by culture, sucking out the clean air.  Welcome to Shitsville, USA! Feed! Feed! The raging grand shitwizard! Sucking up your bottom feeder crony shitnibblets! Suck! Suck! Your true reflection is our collective dump now boiling over.

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Alice Cooper Unveils Plans for First Republican Goth Golf Course "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PHOENIX Shock rocker Alice Cooper broke ground today on his new Republican-exclusive, goth-themed golf course, Welcome to My Putt-mare, developers close to the project confirmed.

The 18-hole course will be the first in the nation where goths and Republicans can work on their respective games without judgement.

Most country clubs wont let you play while wearing eyeliner or fishnets, said Cooper, clad in a black-and-white striped carnival barkers outfit, top hat, and cane, during a press conference. Welcome to my Putt-mare is a whole different beast you can be freaky and conservative here.

Development partner Eli Fitzgerald offered a grand vision for the course, which will feature greens in different shades of black.

Welcome to My Putt-mare will be a one-of-a-kind golf experience well play exclusively rock, new wave, glam, and metal in all of our facilities and on our American-made golf carts, said Fitzgerald. Our pro shop employees will be trained to offer insider coaching on both golf and heavy metal music.


The investor list is a whos who of conservative rock icons, including Kid Rock, Godsmacks Sully Erna, Gene Simmons of KISS, Ted Nugent, and M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold.

I jumped to invest, man, said Kid Rock from his suburban Detroit mansion. Its for rockers and wild animals like myself people who love golf, and America. When Alice told me about it, I said, Sign me the fuck up! Dont be surprised if you find me passed out, shit-drunk in one of the sand traps on opening weekend.

Cooper also announced plans for a Schools in for Summer Goth Caddy of the Year Scholarship, enabling business-minded goths to access their favorite hard-rocking conservative lawmakers.

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The Democrat Party Is Now Officially a Domestic Terrorism Group: DNC Deputy Chair Endorses Antifa Terror Tactics Handbook That Promotes "Kill Zones" For Conservatives and Whites "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Ethan HuffDemocratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) was recently spotted posing in a Twitter photo with the book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, written by Mark Bray, followed by a caption he wrote stating that the racist reading material should strike fear in the heart of President Donald Trump.
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Taking the Painter Out of Painting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christian Bonnefoi, PL-1 (1988), acrylic on tarlatan, 23 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches (courtesy CHB, photo Camille Bonnefoi)

Writing about an exhibition one did not see but wished he had is unusual, to say the least. Such is the case with this short piece on Christian Bonnefoi (b. 1948), a French painter whose work I have known since I was an art student in France in the late 70s, when it first emerged on the Paris art scene.

Entitled De lieu, il ny en pas (Theres No Such Thing as a Locus), the show in question, a comprehensive survey of recent works from 2008 to 2014, took place from April to June 2015 at the Matmut Center for Contemporary Art in Saint-Pierre-de-Varengeville, Normandy, France, and was accompanied by a catalogue with informative essays by the artist on his thought process.

A vital presence in contemporary French painting, Bonnefoi has been circling the New York art scene for years. He never gained a proper gallery foothold here, contrary to Bernard Frize, for example, another French abstract painter of roughly the same generation, who has had more regular exposure.

In the spring of 2016, Bonnefois work was shown in Soho at the Westreich-Wagner Art Advisory Space, whose collection was exhibited at the Whitney Museum in the fall of 2015. More recently, in the spring of 2017, he had a major one-person exhibition at the Campoli Presti Gallery in London, followed later that June by a symposium on his work organized by Mick Finch at the Central Saint Martins Art School.

One of the first aspects of Bonnefois work to strike the viewer is his use of scrim-like material, such as tarlatan gauze an open-mesh fabric often used by house painters to repair cracks in walls or the more recent German-made Trevira fabric, instead of the usual opaque cotton canvas or linen.

The result is a painting conceived as a see-through screen where the stretcher bars and the wall behind them peek through the surface and are present in the viewers mind as part of the overall image. Blank, unpainted areas, reminiscent of the patches of bare canvas that Czanne left in his late work, es...


What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-01-20) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A flock of about 30 Goldfinch have found our feeder   This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. Lurkers? Lets hear from you too!   For off topic conversation: Articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic. For off-topic comments, post them in the most recent Saturday open-forum: What did you do for your preparedness this week? Recent comments list from ALL articles: Recent

The post What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-01-20) appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.


Bitcoin Price Gains 10% as Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Recover "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post Bitcoin Price Gains 10% as Cryptocurrency Market Continues to Recover appeared first on CCN

The bitcoin price has increased by more than 10 percent over the past 24 hours, as the majority of cryptocurrencies in the global market have recovered from the recent correction. Whales Sell Off Previously, CCN reported that the major correction which occurred earlier this week was likely triggered by the sell off of bitcoin by Continued

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New Research: Laundering of Illicit Funds Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Research Concludes that Laundering of Illicit Funds Constitutes Less than 1% of Bitcoin Transactions

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Center of Sanctions and Illicit Finance in conjunction with blockchain analytics company, Elliptic, has published a study seeking to track the circulations of illicit funds within the bitcoin economy from 2013 to 2016. The research concludes that the share of funds of illicit origin comprises less than one percent of all bitcoin flows, and has exponentially declined as the cryptocurrency has gained increasing adoption and popularity.

Also Read: Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Study Seeks to Track Illicit Bitcoin Flows From 2013 to 2016



Bitcoin Bank Denies Policy Change on International Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post Bitcoin Bank Denies Policy Change on International Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers appeared first on CCN

Metropolitan Commercial Bank denied reports that it has altered its policies to halt international cryptocurrency-related wire transfers. In a statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, the banks parent company responded to what it deemed erroneous statements regarding its policies on international wire transfers. Earlier this week, Fortune had reported Continued

The post Bitcoin Bank Denies Policy Change on International Cryptocurrency Wire Transfers appeared first on CCN


UFOs, Tesla, DeLonge, ETs, Covert Ops "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Jon RappoportI have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive device. Nikola Tesla, Brooklyn Eagle (10 July 1931) This is a what if story. But its also based on decades of experience analyzing propaganda and cover stories.

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Shimmer and Melancholy in SZAs Ctrl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


SZAs debut album provides a lesson in quietudes declarative force. Not musically  the astutely titled Ctrl, a shiny, crunchy, whirring R&B concoction, abounds with ear candy. Its in the caution of her beats, the restrained restlessness of her melodies, the felt hesitancy of her vocals. These songs shimmer, awash in a sort of melancholy that faintly pervades the album without becoming overt. I hesitate to praise a performer for reticence, but the subtlety of SZAs gestures demands notice.

Ctrl is a genuine sleeper hit. It was released last June to modest acclaim and impressive chart success without scoring a hit single. (Although Love Galore sounds great when played on certain hip-hop/R&B stations, and her guest vocal on Maroon 5s What Lovers Do spruced up a passable pop-funk extravagance.) Yet the album went gold in October before suddenly appearing on the year-end lists of every music critic alive. Im not surprised, for Ctrl is what seekers of aesthetic difficulty call a grower, the kind of album whose stunning details blossom after prolonged microscopic contemplation.

As a snapshot of R&B in its modern incarnation, the albums blend of erotic and confessional modes fascinates. SZAs preferred songwriting device is to simulate the outpouring of emotion, the freeform venting of moods and wishes and anxieties crisscrossing and backtracking through her psyche, all molded into unified expressionistic bursts. Yet she also writes within the familiar R&B tradition, in which formalized pop songs are representational vehicles for desire, and shes not above licking her lips over invoked and addressed lovers or recoiling, as the case may be. Thus do the songs on Ctrl occupy a space where insecurities over sex, romance, and gender are credibly illuminated, coexisting as they do with music committed to functionalism and the pleasure principle.

Since excess subtlety has a way of shriveling R&B until its attenuated shell, stripped of any residual genre marks, dissipates into the wind, its worth stressing that Ctrl is a sneakily hooky album in the best way. Chewy tunes and underlying ostinato harmonies sna...


The Secret Navy behind the Ballistic Missile Attack on Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As information continues to emerge confirming that there was a ballistic missile attack against Hawaii that was intercepted on January 13, the investigation begins to shift from what happened, to who was responsible. In this article, I analyze various sources describing the attack, and identify the mysterious naval force that was most likely responsible for []

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I Built A Jupyter Notebook That Will Analyze Cryptocurrency Portfolios For You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The amount of engagement in the crypto investment space needs no introduction. With market caps, volumes, and public awareness on the rise, I thought Id put together a simple Jupyter notebook to get a clearer and broader viewpoint into the investment activities within my own crypto portfolio.

TL;DR heres the code ;)

Why Should We Analyze Our Portfolios?

Because were definitely missing important details about our investments by only looking at the total value of our (potentially fat) walletseven though I enjoy looking at Blockfolio from time to time. Because seeing our Ripple go to the moon and overshadow the rest of our investments is likely increasing our financial risk substantially. Because we all want our money to grow, but achieving this by picking a diverse set of cryptos is easier and safer than picking a moonshot that could end up a dud (and make us broke).

And lets face it, the market gains are just too big for us to be left in the dark on the true characteristics of our investment portfolios.

Important Portfolio Characteristics

Now there are several characteristics of our portfolio that we should take a good look at, including return and risk. But a lot of the time were fixated on one and not the other.

We can look at return in several ways: the amount of money weve made from the beginning to the current date, the average rate of money weve made over specific time periods (e.g., annual returns), how much better our investments did when compared to several characteristics of a benchmark (e.g., alpha), and even the annual compound rate it would have taken to get to our current investment based on our starting point (i.e., CAGR).

As important, if not more, is how we look at risk and its effect on return. I dont know about you, but I want to make sure Im making a good return based on an amount of risk I feel comfortable with. If we take on a huge amount of risk to make one particular return when we could have taken much less risk to make that very same return, the path to take for a more efficient investment is clear.

This is where understanding volatility, correlations, and risk-adjusted returns come into play by computing statistics such as standard deviation of returns (or volatility), beta, the...


Decentralized Travel Distribution Platform Eliminates Middlemen to Make Your Trips Cheaper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Changing the way the travel industry conducts business can completely transform the way we go from point A to point B. Winding Tree is attempting just that. #SPONSORED


Adolescence lasts until 24, but being an arsehole is timeless "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sociologists are now suggesting that being obnoxious may extend well beyond the teenage years, citing the House of Commons as a perfect example of regressive behaviour, poor hygiene and hormones run-amok. Rather than ending at 19, reprehensible behaviour is not phase we grow out of; unlike learning to play the bass or believing in socialism.

Given the choice most people will stay in in a perpetual state of youth, gorging on chicken nuggets, snapchat and the hilarious antics of Justin Bieber. For instance, man-child Boris Johnson displays all the characteristics of a teenager ridiculous hair, racist banter and an inability to master the instructions behind basic contraception.

Said one scientist: Studies suggest youngsters will be 30 by the time they get their first proper job, 50 before they move out of your spare room and 70 before they acknowledge that James Corden was a mistake.

Adulthood and responsibility for your actions, may now be a point in our future we never reach, which will be a relief to the Board of Directors at Carillion. Most self-obsessed snowflakes will chose to stay as they are, or at least until they finish being the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.


The Visible Language of Outsider Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jean Fick, AMBASADEUR MONDIEU N.23. A+L (circa 1941-46), journal, 90 pages, ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper, 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches, collection abcd/Bruno Decharme (photo courtesy of Collection abcd)

Has there ever been a time when artists from writing cultures have not been intrigued by the expressive character of what linguists sometimes refer to as visible language? Of course, in some traditions, such as that of ancient China (as well as that of Japan, whose language uses Chinese characters that are often pictographic), calligraphy an art of brush and ink gives form to both the literary and the artistic. In such cultures, to a remarkable degree, the acts of composing words and of drawing or painting images can become indelibly fused.

Such points of reference along with Egyptian hieroglyphs; illuminated medieval manuscripts; decorative Islamic calligraphy; hand-written diaries and letters; hand-painted signs; advertising posters; and comic books may come to mind while visiting Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, an exhibition that opens tomorrow at the American Folk Art Museum (and will remain on view through May 27).

Organized by Valrie Rousseau, AFAMs curator of self-taught art and art brut, this survey calls attention to the integration of text and image in works made by a diverse group of artistic autodidacts. In them, these two elements are inseparable and, expressively speaking, equally potent.

Many of the illustrated texts or are they annotated pictures? on view feel so intimate in character that to see them gathered here, exposed, is to enter into a zone of heightened aesthetic awareness of their makers deeply personal motivations and of the creative process itself.



The GoldFish Report No. 181 [1-16-18] UNITING THE LIGHT Disclosure Roundtable with COBRA, James Gilliland, Kauilapele and Winston Shrout "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This was a fun roundtable, with this rather far-reaching and far out group. Louisa does an excellent job, in my view, along with Steve, of asking insightful questions. I was glad to be a part of this. The roundtable was recorded on 1-16-18 (even though the publish date was 1-19-18; you know, Cobra modulation and review of the modulation).

The GoldFish Report No. 181- UNITING THE LIGHT Disclosure RoundTable with COBRA, James Gilliland, Kauilapele and Winston Shrout

On the GoldFish Report No. 181- Uniting the Light Disclosure RoundTable with COBRA, James Gilliland, Kauilapele, and Winston Shrout. This exclusive RoundTable focuses on Extra-Terrestrial Disclosure, the status of disclosure, the players and obstacles in disclosure, and plans for First Contact. Videos of craft and other ET related material are shared and discussed.

For more information about James Gilliland and ECETI Ranch please visit, to...


The Archetypal Democrat, or worse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I voted for Americas first legitimate black Presidential candidate Alan Keyes for Presidenttwice. So keep your race card in your pocket. I find a great deal of amusement in watching the Never Trumpers whine about the direction that President Trump is taking us. I find it especially humorous when I think about the radical Marxist []


Burning Impact Crater found next to Highway Torren Saltillo, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yet another mystery, on January 17, 2018 a burning and smoking crater has been found next to the highway Torren Saltill, between kilometers 165 and 164, in the state of Coahuila, in the northeast of Mexico.


Battle-Testing Lightning: 26 Schools Start Contest to Secure Bitcoins Layer 2 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Organizers hope a new competition will spur security advances for Lightning, but also steer bitcoin debates in more constructive directions.


Fat Quarter Projects: 100+ FREE & Fun Sewing Patterns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

fat quarter projectsDo you have a few spare fat quarters in your fabric stash? Fat quarters are a very popular way to buy fabric.  Fat quarters are precut pieces of fabric approximately 19 1/2 X 22 (50cm X 56cm) but these sizes can vary. Fat quarters come from splitting one yard or Continue reading


How to make your data transformations more efficient using transducers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Transforming large collections of data can be expensive, especially when youre using higher order functions like map and filter.

This article will show the power of transducers to create efficient data transformation functions, which do not create temporary collections. Temporary collections are created when map and filter functions are chained together. This is because these functions return a new collection and will pass the result to the next function.

Imagine having records of 1,000,000 people and wanting to create a subset of names of women above the age of 18 that live in The Netherlands. There are different ways to solve this, but lets start with the chaining approach.

If this approach is new to you, or you want to learn more about it, Ive written a blog post on using higher order functions.

const ageAbove18 = (person) => person.age > 18;
const isFemale = (person) => person.gender === female;
const livesInTheNetherlands = (person) => === NL;
const pickFullName = (person) => person.fullName;
const output = bigCollectionOfData

Below is the visualisation of using the chained approach that creates temporary arrays. Imagine the expense of looping over 1,000,000 records 3 times!

Of course, the filtered collections will be reduced by some amount, but its still quite expensive.

A key insight, however, is that map and filter can be defined using reduce. Lets implement the above code in terms of reduce.

const mapReducer = (mapper) => (result, input) => {
return result.concat(mapper(input));
const filterReducer (predicate) => (result, input) => {
return predicate(input) ? result.concat(input) : result;
const personRequirements = (person) => ageAbove18(person)
&& isFemale(person)
&& livesInTheNetherlands(person);
const output = bigCollectionOfData
.reduce(filterReducer(personRequirements), [])
.reduce(mapReducer(pickFullName), []);

We can further simplify the filterReducer by using fun...


Daily Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:2-3 (KJV)


Video Games on a Psychoanalysts Couch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Asia Times: In his new book The Playstation Dreamworld, Alfie Brown discusses the role of video games in both reinforcing and challenging capitalism through the lens of Freudian dream analysis.

Video games are a form of enjoyment in which the player experiences the wishes and desires of another as the wishes and desires of the players own, if even in a momentary or unconscious way, Bown claims.

Games are experienced actively rather than passively, and any apparent agency over a game is illusory as the player controls neither the environment nor the plot or outcome, as in dreams.

Just as a misreading of dreams can lead one into falsely believing things about oneself, video games are most dangerous in their capacity to force a desire onto the player while misleading them into thinking of it as their own.



Kelli Foulkrod: Integrating Yoga with Psychotherapy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Kelli Foulkrod. Kelli is the owner of the Organic Mental Health Center.  She is a therapist, yoga teacher, and mental health paradigm shifter based in Austin, Texas.  For the past 15 years, Kelli has worked in the mental health field and practised yoga. She has been integrating yoga and the healing arts into traditional psychotherapy for over eight years and is passionate about offering holistic mental health treatment options.

With many years experience in an academic research setting, Kelli bridges the gap between science and spirituality.  Kelli has experience serving clients populations of pregnant and postpartum women, grief and loss, psychosis, homelessness, substance abuse, teens, couples, and groups.  She offers individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services in addition to yoga therapy sessions, workshops, and retreats.

In the episode we discuss:

  • How Kelli started her journey as a psychology undergraduate at the University of Texas and working in clinical and academic research.
  • How working in a neuroscience laboratory resulted in internal conflict and led Kelli to interest in and research into alternative modalities alongside her psychology studies.
  • How Kelli experienced first hand the approaches that pharmaceutical manufacturers used when running clinical trials.
  • That Kelli felt that modern psychology neglects the body and she started to practise yoga and meditation alongside studying for her Masters degree in clinical psychology.
  • That, to Kelli, modern mental health therapy feels egotistical and narcissistic and that she was resistant to becoming a clinical therapist.
  • How people are hungry for alternatives but there are so few other options that people continue to get involved with mainstream medicine.
  • The profound changes that occur when becoming parents and why this might lead to mental health difficulties.
  • How we have lost touch with community and social connections that existed when we lived as tribal cultures.
  • How shamanic ceremony and tradition can be understood and utilised in response to emotional distress.

Relevant links:

The Organic Mental Health Centre

The Organic Mental Health Centre (Facebook)

Yoga for depression the researc...


Is Everything Johann Hari Knows About Depression Wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this piece for The Guardian, Dean Burnett critiques Johann Haris new book challenging what we know about depression. According to Burnett, many of the points Hari presents as fringe or new information are already widely accepted.

Hari does make several valid points, in his defence. The claim that depression is purely a result of lowered serotonin levels is indeed one that can and should be challenged. Antidepressant use isnt effective for everyone, and even if youre taking them the problem theyre supposed to be addressing can often return or eventually get worse. External factors in your life can be a big part, if not the main part, of an eventual depression diagnosis. This is all true.

However, despite Haris prose suggesting hes uncovered numerous revelations, pretty much everything he reveals is well known already.


Best of Dan Olmsted: Weekly Wrap January 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: About a year has passed since our dear Dan Olmsted, leader of the Rebel Alliance, died. Feels to me as crushing as when Dumbledore died in the Harry Potter stories. Just an unfathomable blow. Below is the last Weekly...


US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed charges against three separate companies for engaging in fraudulent schemes involving cryptocurrencies. The cases include fraud and misappropriation of bitcoin and litecoin.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

CFTC Sues Crypto Operators

US Regulator Sues Three Companies For Cryptocurrency FraudThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed civil enforcement actions in a New York District Court on Thursday against three separate cryptocurrency operators for allegedly defrauding customers and breaking commodity trading rules. The agency proceeded to post details of two of the cases on its website on Friday.

The first case concerns Colorado resident Dillon Michael Dean and his UK-registered company, the Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd. They solicited $1.1 million worth of bitco...


Venezuelan Rebel Cop Oscar Perez Was Massacred by the Government After He Surrendered "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note from Jose: This is information compiled by myself and from my trusted sources, who are near the place where this event took place. Some other references are from the Read the rest

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Venezuela to Issue Petro Cryptocurrency through Token Sale, Plans Tax Deals to Bolster Adoption "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post Venezuela to Issue Petro Cryptocurrency through Token Sale, Plans Tax Deals to Bolster Adoption appeared first on CCN

According to Bloomberg News, Venezuela plans on bolstering its Petro cryptocurrency by accepting it as a form of payment for fees and taxes, using it in international business, and encouraging its use through tax incentives.. The plan will also include paying public workers in the cryptocurrency. Notably, Bloomberg revealed that out of the 100 million Continued

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Top right, Louise Turpin, born Louise Robinette.
Above, we see Louise Turpin (top right) who is accused of torturing her 13 children at her home in California.

Above we see Louise's mother Phyllis, (left) Louise's father Allen 'Wayne' Robinette, and Louise's sisters Teresa (on fathers lap) and Elizabeth (bottom right)
Elizabeth says that, as a child, she watched her own mother being beaten and raped.

Elizabeth, Louise, mother Phyllis, sister Teresa and father Wayne
Wayne Robinette was an itinerant evangelical Christian preacher who became a county assessor.

Princeton residents recall Turpin.



PR: Bitmora Exchange a New Exchange Is Fixing the Fee System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitmora Exchange

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

On average, the typical stock purchase costs between $10 and $20, while the cost to exchange a cryptocurrency costs anywhere from 0.15%-0.25% of the amount being traded. You are probably thinking Fantastic if youre playing with $500. But what if your trades start growing larger as you become more successful? Or if they are already something substantial, like $5,000?

Whether you trade through Poloniex, Bittrex or any other current exchange, the fees involved severely prohibit the profitability of crypto trading. Most exchanges use something called a maker and taker system. The maker creates volume. This important market function comes with the built-in incentive of lower fees. On the other end, the taker is simply the trader who benefits from this function by executing orders on prices offered by the maker. The cost of utilizing these functions is a higher fee. Traditional fee systems have set makers at 0.15%, with takers ranging between 0.20%-0.25%. If youre starting out small with a couple thousand dollars and keep trades to a minimum, you will be largely unaffected. Meanwhile, active investors and traders with substantial amounts of coins will be faced with fees that prevent them from meeting their required rates of return! For a day trader executing a single $3,000 transaction, this 0.2% fee equals out to $6! If you take it a step further and include the exchange fee required to get back to their original position, they could expect to pay nearly $12 per trade. Every day these outrageous fees turn thousands of investors and traders away from the trading opportunity of a lifetime.

With all of this coming to light, a new cryptocurrency exchange has risen to challenge the status quo, bringing both a professional and mature fee system to this sector. Bitmora has popped up in the news these past few months and has been a trending topic on social media. It is becoming clear that people really love th...


Jyotish Sidereal Horoscopes for 2018. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

2018 starts with a forceful energy, inviting in power, intensity, and emotional body waves. There is promise of big, grand, and bold changes on multiple levels.


EUSSR Vows to Overcome Nation State Objections to their New Climate Target "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall European Parliament politicians have vowed to overcome objections from governments of member nations to the imposition of their new 35% renewable energy target. European Parliament push for clean energy package faces resistance MEPs agree to increase EUs renewable and energy efficiency goals but thats not going to sit well with



This article - a review, really, of the history of blockchain - was shared by Ms. K. M., and I thought I'd pass it

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Trump becomes US President "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Donald John Trump, the Republican party candidate, is to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States later today at an official inauguration ceremony in Washington DC. Trump, who defeated the Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, in a closely fought contest in November, will serve a four-year term in office and may seek re-election in 2020.


You want satire? Look, this may be a satirical news website but we know when were beaten.


celestial dynamics. Earth needs therapy. Goes with out saying... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

celestial dynamics. Earth needs therapy. Goes with out saying but, I apologise to all of science for drawing this



As most regular readers here are aware, I'm not on the crypto-currency bandwagon. Indeed, I've been struck by the impression that for many people,



Korean Lawmaker Shows Evidence Government Embargo Led to Market Manipulation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Korean Lawmaker Shows Evidence Government Embargo Led to Market Manipulation

A South Korean lawmaker has shown how the governments announcement policy enabled market manipulation last week following the news of possible cryptocurrency trading shutdown. According to his evidence, reporters and officials had 40 minutes to buy the dip as the price of bitcoin in Korean won reversed and rallied.

Also read: South Korean Officials Caught Trading On Insider Knowledge of Crypto Regulations

Embargo Enables Market Manipulation

Representative Ha Tae-keung of the South Korean Bareun Party held a press conference at the National Assembly on Friday to assail the current practice of regulatory announcements. The government intervened in the virtual currency market and led the manipulation of the market, he was quoted by Asia Economy. Korea Joongang Daily elaborated:

An opposition lawmaker Friday blasted the government for putting an embargo on an announcement about bitcoin regulations Monday giving reporters and officials 40 minutes to snap up cryptocurrencies.

Ha explained that the government informed reporters at 9 a.m. last Monday of its impending announcement with an embargo attached, which was lifted at 9:40 a.m.



A New Index to Williss Posts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, my old index to my posts was out of date, and I finally got tired of not being able to find things that Ive written. This is me trying to figure it out. So I wrote a program in the computer language R. It takes as input a list


The Creator Writings: Back to School "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There will be days where everything will feel challenging.


Protest Marches & Civil Disobedience Raise Awareness for Major Issues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We The People are speaking up ....

Are Mass Protests and Civil Disobedience Still Effective?

From an Essay by Micah Fink, Alternet, January 18, 2018

As millions prepare to return to the streets on Saturday, January 20, for a reprise of last years Womens March the largest mass protest in American history people of conscience are actively debating critical questions about the power of protest. Are mass protests and civil disobedience still effective? What are the most effective strategies for achieving lasting social change? What is the connection between protest movements and electoral politics? Do we need more marchers or mayors?

The Power of Protest, a new documentary film were launching on Kickstarter, seeks to answer these questions in the Trump era. The film will follow a year in the life of contemporary social movements like the Womens March, Black Lives Matter, Gays Against Guns, Lancaster Against Pipelines and Indivisible to see how they frame and pursue their objectives during a period of intense social turmoil leading into the 2018 midterm elections, and beyond.

We will also hear from strategic leaders of the civil rights movement, the Tea Party movement and the recent struggle for marriage equality to explore how social and technological changes are transforming what environmental activist Bill McKibben, one of our project advisers, calls the rapidly evolving new science of non-violent protest.

Case Studies in Resistance

The Kickstarter campaign weve produced offers a sample of our approach. It tells the story of a small but influential group of activists fighting to stop construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in the heart of Central Pennsylvanias Amish country.

The 184-mile pipeline is designed to carry fracked gas from the Marcellus shale fields in Northern Pennsylvania to Maryland and the Gulf Coast for industrial use and export to foreign markets. Its original route passed right through the backyard of Mark and Malinda Clatterbuck, whose house sits in a shady hollow in rural Lancaster County.

Mark, a professor of religious studies at Montclair State University, and Malinda, a Mennonite minister, are unlikely act...


The Illusion Of Time And Space "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our experience of linear time is a perceptual illusion created by consciousness.


Need Motivation? 10 Genius Ways To Kickstart Your Creativity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following are 10 ways you can become more self-motivated.


How Walking Mindfully Can Improve Your Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Walking, like breathing is something we do every day so its easy to take it for granted.


24-Year-Old Yemeni Engineer Develops Micro-Biogas Plant That Converts Trash Into Fuel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The 24-year-old invented a micro-scale biogas device that transforms trash into fuel.



Gravity has a powerful influence not only over inanimate matter but also over biological systems. Plants grow opposite to gravity and animals maintain balance against this ever present force. Balance against gravity is so important, that gait (the degree of side-to-side movement during walking) is a reliable indicator of mental decline in elderly people. But gravity also creates the pressure that slows the biological clock: in space the body grows old much faster. Even bacteria get more virulent in free space.

But surprisingly gravitational changes even regulate our mood. Roller coaster rides are popular because they manipulate the feeling of gravity. During the ride the sense of weight gradually increases, then disappears suddenly, replaced by the feeling of lightness. Gravity is simulated by an upward vertical motion. As the ride reaches its highest point, the contracted feeling of gravity gives way to weightlessness, the sense of expansion. Enjoying this transition is present in infancy. Children the world over enjoy swings and rocking in a cradlethe contracting feeling of gravity replaced by the expanding feeling of weightlessness. Even adults enjoy rocking chairs, free falls during parachute and bungee jumping.

Interaction with the outside world constantly modulates the neuronal connections (called connectome). As a consequence, the mind forms highly symmetric to the physical world. So it should not be surprising that the mind forms emotional connections analogue to the hold of gravity. As gravity constricts the body, it also affects our sense of time by shifting between temporal (emotional) gravity and its lack, negative time. Emotional gravity is a constricted feeling in the mind, whereas negative time is the expanding and energizing surprise of the new, which such an elementary need for living systems. The brainstem is a personal sensor that reacts to the temporal gravity changes of the environment by adjusting the mood. Thus, the attitude of the organism is regulated by the environment.

Although gravitational changes affect the body and the fluctuations of time affect the mind, both generate an emotional roller-coaster. Throughout history and in all cultures, the transitions from emotional gravity (tension) to emotional release (feeling of spaciousness) has been recognized as pleasurable. It is no accident that we simulate this transition in so many ways. Even crying in difficul...


New York Times Forwards Climate Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Comment by Kip Hansen The always amusing NY Times Climate section has begun offering a new feature:  Catastrophic Climate Propaganda, forwarded to your email inbox.  They have named it ClimateFwd:.  There have been two issues so far, two weeks apart. The journalist involved seems to be Kendra Gloom is My Beat Pierre-Louis no kidding,


From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This may help you understand what it happening out there.  What is happening is that crypto currency is wresting currency control out of the hands of government who have yet to truly wake up to their danger.

Add in the rule of twelve to operate lending generally and our whole civilization is organically re-engineering itself.  It is awesome to watch..

Or future will be tied tightly to our natural communities and all this is prologue to a fully operational New Terra.

From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution

Today, mankind stands at a crossroads,.........


Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.
Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.
The popes remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasnt lacking.
As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo while Karadima abused me and others and Juan Barros stood by watching it all, tweeted Barros most vocal accuser, Juan Carlos Cruz. These people are truly crazy, and the pontiff talks about atonement to the victims. Nothing has changed, and his plea for forgiveness is empty.
The Karadima scandal dominated Francis visit to Chile and the overall issue of sex abuse and church cover-up was likely to factor into his three-day trip to Peru that began late Thursday.
Karadimas victims reported to church authorities as early as 2002 that he would kiss and fondle them in the swank Santiago parish he ran, but officials refused to believe them. Only when the victims went public with their accusations in 2010 did the Vatican launch an....


Not Content Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for ICO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not Content with Scamming $1.5 Billion, Bitconnect Wants Another $500 Million for Its ICO

The fall of Bitconnect was as certain as night follows day. A pyramid scheme wrapped inside a Ponzi with a side order of WTF, Bitconnect was as crazy as it was calamitous. The only miracle was that the racket lasted so long. When the ringleaders shut up shop on Wednesday, causing the token to plummet from $290 to $8, that ought to have been the end of the matter. Remarkably though, BCC continues to be actively traded, and has even recovered some of its value. The reason for the mini revival? Bitconnect is launching an ICO.

Also read: Autopsy of the Bitconnect Implosion: Ponzi, Centralization, Governance

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

It was no secret, prior to its collapse, that Bitconnect was running an ICO. Its Bitconnect X website has been accepting contributions since January 10. When Bitconnect closed its doors a week later, after its original website had been offline for days, it was assumed that Bitconnect X would follow suit. After all, no one would be gullible enough to get fooled twice, surely. Apparently so. Not only is the Bitconnect ICO going ahead as planned, but investors are actively throwing money at it.



DZIA and Bartkore collaborate in Bocholt, Belgium "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just a few days ago DZIA and Bartkore wrapped up their collaborative mural next to a canal near the town called Bocholt in Belgium. Knowing each other from festivals and other jams over the years, this was the first time these two artists collaborated. Located under a bridge, a very impulse collaboration between the artists happened and the piece was completed in just 3 hours!

Our styles arent that compatible at first sight, but there is always a way to collide and I think we nailed it with this one. Also its always a pleasure to work with someone who paints fast and has his own style and world of characters/puppets to choose out.

It was stormy weather in Belgium so we had to find a wall protected against the hard wind. The spot is below a bridge next to the canal near the town Bocholt. I always try to find an animal that relates to his surroundings so it was an ideal place to create this giant colourful duck, and Bartkore added his humanistic puppet on top like it was riding it and he added some rubber ducks on the sides to suit the composition of the wall.

Check out more detailed pictures below and keep checking back with us for more updates from Belgium!



Government Shutdown Goes Into Effect, But Not For Cops And Military "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The US government shut down after politicians in Washington DC were unable to come to an agreement on how they will use the money that they have plundered from the countrys citizens. Democrats and Republicans are blaming one another as usual, but the fact that politicians can use resources and services that people need as bargaining chips is the root of the problem. Most of the disagreements center around strict immigration policies in the US that have escalated since Donald Trump took office.

As the deadline for the vote to avert the shutdown drew closer, Trump tweeted that the military and border patrol would be affected by the shutdown, but sadly we are not that lucky.

After his tweet, The Washington Post reported that a federal statute calls for the military and police to stay active during government shutdowns, which means that the worst parts of the government will remain operational. Most people wont even notice the government shutdown, aside from the many government workers who will be threatened to not get paid for their work. In 2013, the government put their workers in this position for a few weeks, but by the time they got their next paycheck the shutdown was over, so even those most affected hardly noticed that it happened.

Youre seeing across the board efforts by the administration and each of the agencies to minimize the impact of the shutdown on the American people, one White House official said on a conference call with reporters.

The Post also reported that there would be no pay gap for the military unless the shutdown extended past February 1, in which case they would continue to work without pay until that time was over. If a private employer were to place these types of sanctions on their workers they would surely be charged with federal crimes, which is extremely ironic.

Not only can the president decide who or what is an essential activity, the president can change his or her mind anytime. In the past, every president has exempted the military,...


What exactly is Node.js and why should you use it? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

JavaScript as programming language and data format (JSON) has changed web development drastically. Integrating Node.js with it to do things on the server as well as in browser is a trend lately. These two sentences, we feel, have to be illuminated and explained for everyone to grasp. So in this article, we are going to talk about why use Node.js, what is Node.js used for and top examples of Node.js in use.

Surely, this is technological stuff for programmers/coders, and some might find the language not quite apprehendable. With this in mind, we will try to make it as light-some as possible and speak in more human terms. We just want to explain what makes Node.js great and what is all the hype about.

First off, the praise is well deserved, as Node decisively eased the work of anyone building web applications. After decades of web request/response paradigm, having real-time 2-way communication is a bliss. That is a communication between the server and the client. And that, in turn, is a model to distribute workloads among service providers (server) and service requests (clients).

On board so far? Great, now some statistical info about the demand for Node.js. It is by far the fastest growing language in use, and it ranks in Top-10 most wanted developer skills. The use of Node.js is mainly for full stack, front-end, and back-end.

What is Node.js?

As weve previously touched on this in Best Node.js examples, Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment. But what is that, one might ask. By run-time environment, the infrastructure to build and run software applications is meant. To build applications in JavaScript, in this case. Lets see what are the Node.js definition versions.

The company itself describes Node.js as a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome V8 engine. Wikipedia states, that Node.js is an open-source and cross-platform environment to execute code. According to TechTarget, it is
a development platform aimed at building server-side applications. And PCMag tells us that Node.js is a platform with its own web server for better control. That is certainly enough to grasp the main idea.

A brief summary would be as goes:

  • Node.js is a server framework, and is free
  • It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, and so on
  • Node.js utilizes JavaScript on the server
  • ...


Is it Normal for Joints to Pop, Creak and Crack? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

If the popping or cracking sounds of your joints have ever given you cause for worry, youll be relieved to know that it is normal for your joints to occasionally talk to you. It is common to hear occasional joint sounds when you move in everyday ways, such as bending over to retrieve a dropped item or walking up or down stairs. Dr. William Shiel, chief editor and co-founder of the medical-information website, says:1

The symptom of joint cracking is described differently by different people, while nevertheless representing the same condition. Various descriptions for the same process include popping, exploding, noise, snapping and creaking of a joint.

The most common and less serious joint popping that occurs most often is caused by knuckle cracking or a certain manner of bending or twisting the body to relieve pressure.

One cause for the sounds is the reality that your soft tissues, such as ligaments and tendons, frequently contact your bones and other tissues as you move. Pockets of nitrogen gas within your joint fluid, which help with joint lubrication and nutrition, can also be responsible for some of the sounds.

To date there is insufficient evidence linking joint sounds and arthritis. Furthermore, cracking your joints does not cause them to swell up or become arthritic. That said, unless you are experiencing pain and swelling, rest assured that most joint sounds generally are normal, not harmful.

What Are Your Joints Trying to Tell You?

Dr. Aman Dhawan, an orthopedic sports-medicine specialist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, says, Joint sounds are not really an indicator of health or lack of health.2

In terms of cracking your joints, there is insufficient evidence to support the belief that it causes cartilage to wear down or that it will permanently loosen the joints. It may be irritating to the listener, but thats a separate issue, Dhawan notes. There is really no evidence that it causes any damage.3 As you may imagine, noisy joints can be of concern if the sounds are unusual or they are accompanied by acute pain and...

Grounding A Simple, Pleasurable Way to Reduce Inflammation and Chronic Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

30 Tips in 30 Days Designed to Help You Take Control of Your Health

This article is part of the 30 Day Resolution Guide series. Each day a new tip will be added designed to help you take control of your health. For a complete list of the tips click HERE

By Dr. Mercola

Did you know the energy from the Earth can help you live a healthier life? The concept is known as earthing or grounding, which is no more complicated than walking barefoot.

In "Down to Earth"1 which received the IndieFEST Award of Excellence for a documentary short in January 20172 I speak alongside other experts to shed light on this super simple yet commonly overlooked way to protect and improve human health. As cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, author of "Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?" explains in the film:

"[G]rounding is literally putting your bare feet on the ground. When you do that, you're in contact with the Earth, and mother Earth is endowed with electrons, and these electrons are literally absorbed through your feet. It's like taking handfuls of antioxidants, but you're getting it through your feet."

Your Body Needs Grounding

Research suggests a general lack of grounding, also referred to as "electron deficiency syndrome," has a lot to do with the rise of modern diseases. For a visual demonstration of this concept, see this previous article, which features an experiment conducted by Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., at the University of Arizona. Using sunflowers, he demonstrates the biological effects of grounding and what happens when the flowers are not grounded.

It's not unusual for Americans to spend entire days without being grounded. But though it has become the norm, it's completely unnatural, and didn't really become widespread until the advent of shoes with artificial soles that prevent grounding. When you're grounded, free electrons from the Earth are transferred into your body, and these free electrons are among the most potent antioxidants known to man.

As electrons are negatively charged and free radicals are positively charged, any fre...


Man Who Only Gets His News From Sky News Panel Shows Says Hes Entitled To His Opinion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT It is widely accepted the internet is the worse thing to happen to other peoples opinions since the conception of other peoples opinions. Once such example is local roller door installer, Rufus Cooper (59) who says he is entitled to his opinion and has an interesting Breitbart article that might change your mind. []

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Full story: Father Ridsdale's life of crime and the church's cover-up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Full story: Father Ridsdale's life of crime and the church's cover-up

  • Background article, by a Broken Rites researcher

This Broken Rites article is the most comprehensive account available about how the Catholic Church shuffled a paedophile priest, Father Gerald Ridsdale, from parish to parish for three decades while he committed sexual crimes against children. Broken Rites has been researching Ridsdale since May 1993, when he famously walked to court for his first sentencing, accompanied by his support person, Bishop George Pell. Broken Rites began supporting Ridsdale's victims, resulting in four more court cases for Ridsdale between 1994 and 2017 (without the presence of George Pell).

The famous 1993 photo

On every page of the Broken Rites website (in the right-hand column), there is a photo of Father Ridsdale (with his features obscured by dark glasses and a cap) walking to the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 27 May 1993 with his support person, bishop George Pell (wearing clerical garb). This was the day when Ridsdale received his first conviction for child-sex crimes. [In 1993, Pell was an Auxiliary Bishop for Melbourne, and three years later he became the Archbishop.]

By 27 May 1993, unknown to Ridsdale and Pell, one of Ridsdale's victims had alerted the media that Ridsdale was due to appear in court that day for sentencing. Therefore, when Pell and Ridsdale approached the court building, a Channel Nine camera man obtained video footage of their arrival.

That evening, Channel Nine's news bulletin showed this footage of Father Ridsdale and Bishop Pell arriving at the court. This bulletin was v...


Cat Hunts Down Giant Leaf To Give To Her Owner Every Morning "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Baloo the cat clearly adores her cherished owner, Ben but she apparently doesnt think he's much of a hunter. 

So, like a loyal little house panther, she started doing the hunting for him.

Credit: Instagram/mostlyjustpicturesofmycats

As a token of her appreciation, the sweet kitty had gotten into the habit of catching critters in their backyard and surprising Ben with them in the morning as he lay in bed. Mostly, Baloo would bring in little mice, but sometimes small birds. 

The cat seemed to know how to catch and carry them gently; her prey was never injured.

Credit: Instagram/mostlyjustpicturesofmycats

Id wake up to her on my chest with something in her mouth which she would then drop on my face or chest, and then meow, Ben told The Dodo. I don't know if she expected me to think it was breakfast or that it was simply a gift.

Because Baloos "gifts" were always still very much alive, Ben would then be forced to catch them, after which hed release them back outside.

It's fair to say that Baloo's unwanted charity was tough on everyone.

Credit: Instagram/mostlyjustpicturesofmycats

Seeing how unappreciative Ben seemed to be about her hard-earned gifts, Baloo was perplexed.

She always looked so confused and sad, which made me feel pretty bad, Ben said....


Republican Congress and Trump Fail to Act: Shutdown of Government Underway "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Breaking News

Published January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation to avert a federal shutdown late Friday night. As the result, a midnight the federal government ran out of money to operate.

The Senate failed to garner the 60 votes needed to pass the legislation. The Senate remained in session past midnight with Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Charles E. Schumer (D-New York) each blaming each others party for the federal government shutdown.

This is first the government has been shutdown since 2013. Even though, the Republican party controls both the White House and both houses of Congress, the leadership has proven they cannot govern. The leadership appears to be in disarray .


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The William Tyrell Incident "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The kidnapping occurred on a Friday around 10.30am. It was broad daylight and whoever abducted him risked being seen from the balcony of Williams grandmothers home as well as neighbouring properties." alt="" />

William was a foster child at the time of his disappearance. Source: AAP

The details of William's time in foster care were only revealed late last year after the NSW Supreme Court overruled FACS and ordered Williams family history could be published.

His foster parents have asked not to be named to protect the identity of William's siblings. Ms Collins labelled them "strict".

Karlie and Brendan could see William for one hour every seven or eight weeks at the Macquarie Centre, she said. "The last time they saw him, William yelled Daddy, Daddy, Daddy and jumped out of the pram like a kangaroo."

Ms Collins is asking authorities to provide Brendan with the help he needs to return to "his normal self".

Schapelle Corby has used her the media circus surrounding her departure from Bali to draw attention to missing Australian boy William Tyrrell.



83-Year-Old Man Hugs Someone Very Important After His House Burns Down "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The 83-year-old man had lost so much. His house had burned down in a terrible fire, leaving him homeless and without possessions. But the man hadnt lost one very important thing to him his tiny, blonde-furred cat.

The fire had happened on Thursday. According to a news report, Ali Mee, who lives in a small village in western Turkey, had been trying to light a gas stove inside his house. But something went wrong, and a small explosion occurred in his living room, causing a fire to sweep through his single-story wooden home.

Credit: Facebook/NTV Radyo

Neighbors immediately called the fire brigade, and rescue workers managed to save Mee, as well as his wife, son and cat. But it was too late to save their house it collapsed into itself, leaving a mess of wooden planks and metal roofing.

Credit: Facebook/Az nce Oldu

In an emotional photo, Mee is pictured hugging his frightened cat as firefighters survey the damage. Mee leans into his cane, while using his other hand to hold his cat against his chest. Neither of them look like they want to let go of each other.

Credit: Facebok/NTV Radyo

Mee was injured in the fire not majorly, but he had to go to the hospital. While he recovered, his story spread across Turkey. The Turkish Red Crescent part of the I...


Be A Tree Grounding Exercise For Children To Feel Stable, Calm, And Increase Focus "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Jessica Klassen, Guest writer, (excerpt from Jessies new childrens book, The Sapling, now available worldwide on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, and Smashwords) Trees provide the perfect example  of the importance of staying grounded to be strong. Grounding does for us what roots do for trees. When we are grounded, we feel strong and []

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Cops Lift Car Off Injured Dog In The Middle Of Highway Traffic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Every now and then, in a time of need, the right person arrives at just the right time and something amazing happens.

This was the case on Wednesday morning when a lost bloodhound named Ruger found himself trapped on Northern Californias Highway 80 in the midst of rush-hour traffic. Deputy Stanislav Semenuk, a K-9 handler for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, happened to be behind the wheel when he saw an animal dart across lanes of eastbound traffic.

I stopped immediately, and turned the lights on to try and get traffic to slow down, Semenuk told The Dodo. I got out of the car and tried to call him over to me. You could tell the poor pup was terrified.

As cars began to slow on the highway, the dog got spooked and bolted back into traffic this time with tragic results. Ruger collided with a passing car.

Credit: Placer County Sheriffs Office

It was hard. When I saw the impact, I thought, This dog is not going to make it, because it happened right in front of me, Semenuk said. I thought, Theres no way, theres no way this dog is going to come out of this alive.  

Ruger was pinned under the front bumper, but the car didnt stop, and the front tire rolled over his paw, trapping him underneath the vehicle. Semenuk ran across the lanes and told the driver to stop the car and put it in park.

Luckily, backup was already serendipitously on its way. At that point, an off-duty [California highway patrol] officer sees whats happening, and pulls over, Semenuk explained. He asks if we need some help. And I say, Yeah, we have to get this car off of this dog.

Credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office

The officer grabbed a jack from his truck, and the two set to work lifting the vehicle off the pinned dog. As the car rose, Rugers cries and whimpers reached a crescendo, and Semenuk fashioned a makeshift collar from a leash he had on him and put on his gloves, preparing...


The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) MFA Program in Creative Writing Announces  The Second Annual Sherman Alexie Scholarship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Author Sherman Alexie

Published January 20, 2018

SANTA FE  The Institute of American Indian Arts Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing is offering the second annual Sherman Alexie Scholarship to a student who applies and enrolls in the IAIA MFA program.
The scholarship will pay $7,500 per semester for four semesters, for a total of $30,000, $24,000 of which will be applied to tuition. The remaining $6,000 will help pay for travel, lodging, books, and meals during the five residencies in Santa Fe.

All applicants to the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA in Creative Writing who are enrolled members of a Native American tribe or

First Nation are eligible. Proof of enrollment will be required. To apply for the scholarship, complete an application to the IAIA MFA program. The application can be found by clicking here. The application, including the writing samples, will be the competition entry. Applicants should pay close attention to the page limits; additional pages over the limit will not be read.
The screening of entries and final selection of the Sherman Alexie scholarship recipient will be done by a panel of IAIA MFAs Native faculty.
The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2018, at midnight MDT. Late entries will not be accepted. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 16, 2018. Finalists may also be offered scholarships. Winner must enroll for the July 21-29, 2018, pre-fall semester residency. All entrants will be notified by email.


NoVo Foundation Selects CSVANW Executive Director for National Cohort Move to End Violence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Deleana OtherBull

Published January 20, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. January 19, 2018  The NoVo Foundation has selected Deleana OtherBull, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) Executive Director, as one of 21 phenomenal leaders across the nation to participate in the cohort Move to End Violence, a 10-year capacity-building program designed to support those who are strengthening the efforts to end violence against girls and women. OtherBull is the only person selected from New Mexico in this cohort.

Created in 2010, the Move to End Violence grew out of the NoVo Foundations core commitment to social justice, and its vision in which all girls and all women can live free from violence and discrimination, act as change agents on their own behalf, and lead to a better world.
Recipients will receive a $130,000 grant for the two-year program to support general operating expenses, capacity-building of the organization, and collaborating or conducting learning exchanges with other movement leaders, travel costs for attending conferences or developing a local project. OtherBull will also work with a professional business coach to continue strengthening leadership and organizational direction. Through workshops, skills training, coaching and a community of fellow Movement Makers and allied leaders, participants in the fourth cohort will have a unique and transformational opportunity to powerfully contribute to a movement for social change.
The cohort will unite leaders working across many of the most powerful movements to end violence against girls and women in domestic violence, commercial sexual exploitation, sexual assault and environmental injustice. Bridging leaders working in organizing,...


Manifesting With Affirmations & Gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Meashenu, Guest writer, Manifestation is an ability we all possess and we all have the ability to change our reality. Your thoughts are constantly manifesting your reality. Once you start paying attention to these thoughts you can reprogram them to line up with the reality you wish to create. Gratitude is always an []

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Tribes Interested in Building Bridgeport Casino "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published January 20, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT  Back in September, giant gambling operator MGM introduced a proposal for a lavish casino resort on the Bridgeport Harbor worth $674 million. MGM CEO Jim Murren even visited Bridgeport last Thursday and met with the Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim to discuss their hopes of bringing a casino resort in the seaport city.

Until very recently, all these events seemed to go unnoticed by the Native American tribes; however, the situation has now changed after the Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribes revealed interest in building the Bridgeport casino.

Many believe that this particular issue could be a real battle between MGM and the Tribes as well as a major question for the 2018 political scene of the state. Even though the tribes have so far left an impression of perceiving the MGM proposal as a stunt, they now seem invested in the topic and are ready to compete. Competition, however, is welcome according to MGM executives that have stated that anyone can enter the run in Bridgeport. Nevertheless, they are certain that have the best site on the harbour and find it unlikely that other parties could find a better spot for a casino. Moreover, they didnt fail to mention the strong support of both Bridgeport and New Heaven.

This stance seemed to motivate the tribes to take the threat more seriously and send a letter to legislative leaders. Signed by the chairmen of both the Mohegan and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribes, the letter was a reminder of the $7 billion given to the Connecticut thanks to the compact between the tribes and the state. Namely, the 1993 agreement gave the tribes exclusive rights to operate slot machines within the state borders, but in return they annually pay 25% of slots revenues to Connecticut.

The letter, additionally, highlighted the shared history between the tribal leaders and the state; namely, the tribes point out the mutually beneficial partnership that lasts over two decades between Connecticut and the two tribes. They also mention that their requests for building three commercial casino resorts have been denied in the past and thus demand involvement in any discussions for building such fa...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Man Secretly Films Blind Elephant Being Beaten For An Hour At 'Elephant Ride' Camp "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A camera lens peeks through a chain link fence at a tourist camp in Thailand, and focuses on something disturbing. Behind a copse of trees, a man screams and beats an elephant hard with a long wooden paddle. The elephant, whos wearing a seat used to carry tourists, cant get away chains hold her in place, giving her no choice but to put up with the abuse.

The beating goes on for over an hour, according to the person who recorded it. 
After filming the incident, the anonymous investigator submitted the footage to Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT). Then WFFT posted the video on Facebook where many people responded with outrage.

I fail to understand the anger that drives this human animal to beat the elephant, one commenter wrote. Now that he knows that the world knows who he is and what he has been doing, what can we do to shame this place?

I cant bear to watch, boycott these awful places, another commenter wrote. Ive never even thought of riding an elephant, why would you?

The person who filmed it was pretty upset, too, Tom Taylor, assistant director of WFFT, told The Dodo. The informant was shocked and horrified to witness this act of cruelty, he said.

Unfortunately, abuse like this is anything but rare in the tourism industry. The elephant in the video lives in a camp in the Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand, which houses 20 elephants who are being used to take tourists on jungle treks and perform circus shows, according to Taylor. 

Credit: WFFT

The elephant who was beaten is believed to be about 40 to 50 years old, and shes partially, if not fully, blind. But little else is known about the elephant, or why her handler was beating her in the first place.

It could be for a multitude of reasons, Taylor said. Why would anyone feel so angered to commit such an act? I will never know. She may have ignored one of his commands, she may have simply been standing in the wrong positions, she may have done nothing at all. The man may have been angry with something unrelated and she had to bear the brunt of his anger....


8 Things DC Could Learn From Happy Days About Cohesive Cinematic Universes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its no secret the DC Extended Universe is struggling with bland movies and tepid fan feedback. Luckily for DC, there is hugely successful connected franchise they can gleam some tips from.

Here are 8 lessons DC could learn from Happy Days about creating a cohesive narrative world.

1) Everything should be set in the 50s.

The present day is complicated and too hard for audiences to follow, setting everything constantly in 1954-57 brings a sense of stability to fans.

2) Have Superman comically misunderstand Earth culture.

Mork was baffled by things we find simple and my grandpa tells me that was hilarious. Superman should comically misunderstand everything. Stuff like not knowing what a spoon is, or letting robberies happen because he has no concept of property. Humor for the whole family.

3) Make Henry Winkler the lead.

Batman should be recast as Henry Winkler and trade in his Batmobile in for a motorcycle. Who really cares about fighting crime? Its unrelatable. Batman should spend more time fixing up hot rods and hanging around High Schools.

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4) The movies need high stakes plots, like a dance contest or a drag race.

Who cares about retrieving a box? Its dull and there is no real sense of threat. DC movies should use tense, action packed scenarios like a first date or someones car getting scratched. interesting stuff like that.



Polar Bear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I could've sworn I'd posted about this polar bear earlier, but I couldn't find any sign of it in my archives so I must not have. 

This polar bear was for Jenna's best friend at school. 

He's just the simplest possible variation on the base Menagerie pattern: two bear ears, a tiny tail and made entirely in white fur. 


The Harshe Podcast Episode #20: Lets Talk About Sex, Baby "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

January and Brandon talk about sex! January talks about the importance of communication and explains all the things a new mom struggles with that prevents sex from happening and Brandon gives the male point of view on how to cope with the agonizing sexual drought. Also, Brandon tries to figure out Januarys favorite position but shes too pissed about the lone baby sock no one is picking up in the corner of the hall!

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Boaters Spot Bald Eagle In Trouble And Know What They Have To Do "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A group of friends were out boating on the Illinois River in Oklahoma last weekend, when they spotted something seeming to struggle along the shore. 

As they moved closer they realized it was a bald eagle, that particularly iconic wild bird and he was really in trouble. 

A "limb line," a kind of fishing line that's tied to a tree, had been left unattended. The hook and line had become tangled up in the bald eagle's feathers and he was struggling to move. No one knows exactly how long he'd been trapped, but he must have been exhausted. 

"The group worked together to remove the hook and entangled line from the bird," the Oklahoma Game Wardens (OGW) wrote on Facebook. "Once free, the bird was unable to fly due to injuries. "

So the friends knew that the best thing for the bird would be to take him with them. "They safely transported the eagle down river," OGW wrote.

After wrapping the eagle in a blanket and making sure he was comfortable, the friends continued along the river. Farther down, they were able to meet up with one of the game wardens, who took the eagle in his truck to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Their willingness to go above and beyond for the bird likely saved his life.

The rescue serves as a cautionary tale and reminder for all fishermen to be responsible about their fishing lines

"Anglers are required to check limb lines at least once every 24 hours," OGW reminded Oklahomans. "If unable to do so, limb lines should be removed in order to help prevent unintended wildlife from getting entangled."...


Dollar 2.0: Bitcoin is a Project of US Intelligence, "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dollar 2.0: Bitcoin is a Project of US Intelligence, from Sputnik News TDC Note Well now, where have we heard this before? hmmmm. I wonder. Could it have been in any of the 17 articles we have produced here...

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Bitcoin Under Increasing Scrutiny on Island of Bali "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin is under heavy surveillance on Bali, an island in the Indonesian archipelago, according to local reports. #NEWS


Puppy Dumped By Breeder When He Stopped Walking Is Still The Happiest Dog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Macho Furious the dog has a seriously ironic name, given his sweet goofball personality.

"He's such a ham," Caitlyn Reynolds, founder of Rescue for the Misunderstood and Macho Furious' foster mom, told The Dodo. "He is the happiest dog."

It could have been very different.

The pup, who is 8 months old, lost the use of his back legs on Christmas day. Several days later, his then-owner, a breeder, brought him to the veterinarian. When the vet said Macho's paralysis was likely permanent, the breeder said that he had no use for a dog in this condition, and asked for Macho to be euthanized.

The veterinarian said no to euthanasia, instead reaching out to BARCS, Baltimore's city shelter. BARCS in turn put out a call for help among the shelter's rescue partners. 

As soon as Reynolds saw Macho's photo and learned of his story, she got in the car and drove from her home in Wilmington, Delaware, to pick him up.

"Thank God that the vet stepped in and refused to euthanize," she said.

Credit: Rescue for the Misunderstood

Since January 3, Macho Furious has been living with Reynolds along with her fiance, their six adopted dogs, three foster dogs and two cats at their home. 

Macho seems delighted with every aspect of his new life.

Credit: Rescue for the Misunderstood

He is crazy for the other dogs, and has grown especially close with another special needs pittie named Knuckles. He is enamored with the cats. Toys are thrilling to chew on and play with. ...


Changed expressions of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in the brains of rats and primary neurons exposed to high level of fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

4. Discussion
the numbers of Nissl bodies in neurons in the hippocampus and cortex of
brains from both adult rats and their pups with fluorosis were lowered.
Such reduction in Nissl bodies, showing large granular bodies consisting
of rough endoplasmic reticulum with rosettes of free ribosomes
carrying out protein synthesis, indicates injury of neurons [23].


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Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russia Ready for Migrant Bitcoin Miners Influx

Despite some indecisiveness about cryptocurrencies on the part of centralized power, Russia has been quietly preparing for a wave of migrant crypto miners from East and West. Its been said that the country has got what it takes to invite them. A third of the Soviet era power producing capacity is idling, after energy hungry industries were closed and scrapped in the 90s. Experts, home and abroad, members of the local crypto community, all agree Russia is ready to welcome bitcoin miners from China and Europe. Thats if Moscow says yes or at least doesnt say no.      

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Hello, Invite Chinese miners to Russia!! Excess electricity capacity 20 MW 3 rubles/kWh (0.05USD; 0.32RMB). This is just one of many ads you can find in bitcoin forums these days. With electric installation to plug in the rigs ready, internet cables stretched in a 5,000 m2 air-cooled building check, fire alarm and CCTV cameras installed, and 24/7 tech support available, Russians mean business. The country is ready and even bragging about what it can offer to miners chased beyond the Great Wall, but not only, Do you cooperate with European colleagues? a question reads when you scroll down. Ill send the contract, the answer follows shortly after.



Whats Wrong With The NBN? Wonders Turnbull As He Downloads An Episode Of QI In 20 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Recalling his favourite episode of British variety show, QI, the Prime Minister retired to his study to find and download it from the internet. As the internet is reportedly quite fast in the leafy Sydney peninsula of Point Piper, Malcolm Turnbull thought hed have time to hose down his []

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Neurotoxicity induced by Fluoride in Rat Cerebral Cortex "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In cerebral cortex of the rats, treated with 100 ppm of sodium fluoride, there was disorganization of granular cell layer. The granule cells were accumulated in the form of clumps. Some pyramidal neurons showed chromatolysis (Fig. 2) and were shrunken with vacuolation around them (Fig. 4). The nuclei of some pyramidal neurons were eccentric in neuroplasm and others were showing necrosis. Some granule cells were swollen in shape and size (Fig. 5).

In rats treated with 200 ppm of sodium fluoride, the blood capillaries were constricted with narrow lumen and perivascular empty spaces were observed in the cerebral cortex.

Some glial cells appeared as darkly stained with dot like shrunken nuclei and empty spaces around them (Fig. 8).

The neuronal degeneration and hypertrophy with perineuronal empty spaces were visible in the pyramidal neuron (Fig. 11). In cerebral cortex, some area showed necrosis with complete disintegration of neuropil accompanied by loss of glial cells (Fig.12).

The pyramidal neurons in some area showed hyperchromatic and hypertrophic nucleus that was filling entire neuroplasm (Fig. 13). There were visible rounded fluid filled areas showing gliosis having debris of glial cells. The pyramidal neurons were distorted with spindle shape structure having elongated nucleus (Fig. 14).

In rats treated with 300 ppm of sodium fluoride, cerebral cortex contained the glial cells that were small, deeply stained and dot like structure with vacuolated areas around them (Fig. 15). The neuropil showed degeneration in the form of spiral structure surrounded by microglial cells (Fig. 16). At some locations eosinophilic neurons were visible in neuropil. Area of neuroplasm of some neuron was covered by darkly stained swollen large sized nucleus. Clear halos were visible around some neurons (Fig. 17). A few neurons exhibited degeneration at some locations in neuropil (Fig. 18). In some pyramidal neurons distorted nuclei were shifted to periphery. Chromatolysis visible in some granule cells (Fig. 19).


Chemotherapy Discovered to Fuel Cancer Regrowth, Researchers Reveal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Lori Alton; Naturalhealth365

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 650,000 Americans a year undergo chemotherapy in an attempt to battle cancer. Yet this toxic treatment has a poor success rate in treating most kinds of cancer, and its benefits can be short-lived.

Making the picture even grimmer is the fact that cancer recurrence after chemotherapy is frequently deadly. Now, from the front lines of cancer research comes the disturbing news that one particular type of chemotherapy can actually lead to cancer regrowth and recurrence.

One approach to treating cancer actually creates a breeding ground for cancer stem cells

Therapy-induced senescence, often touted as a new weapon in cancer therapy, is the technique of putting cancer cells to sleep. The protocol is intended to place cancer cells in a state of arrested growth in which the cells are alive, but not dividing.

While senescence is supposed to prevent further cancerous growth, new research shows that it can serve as a sort of nursery and safe harbor for cancer stem cells the most dangerous and treatment-resistant type of cancer cells. A pair of recent studies reveals the consequences of therapy-induced senescence.
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BitPay Integrates With ShapeShift to Enable Instant BTC-BCH Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BitPay integrates with ShapeShift to provide instant exchanges between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash #NEWS


Stimulating Electricity Through The Brain May Allow People to Lucid Dream, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Peace Quarters

For as long as people have been dreaming, there have been those who were able to control their dreams, which is called lucid dreaming.

According to most lucid dreaming experts, the best way is to be intentional about it and practice different methods until you can regularly control your dreams.

But, what if theres a more natural way? What if science could allow you to lucid dream without all the work?

According to Carl Jung, a professional dream analyzer, there may be a way to help people lucid dream without having to work hard at it. Unlike other dream experts who believe there is symbolism in dreams (like the presence of fleas indicating youll soon be lied to), he believed that each persons dreams should be interpreted on an individual basis.

He wrote, It should, therefore, be an absolute rule to assume that every dream, and every part of a dream, is unknown at the outset and to attempt an interpretation only after carefully taking up the context.

Throughout history, dreams have had some definitions and credit for them have had various sources. Some cultures and religions saw dreams as divine messages from powerful spiritual beings whereas other people believed that they came from our unconscious self and were therefore dark and mysterious.
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Dog Left Alone In Park Wouldn't Let Anyone Help Her For Days "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The community in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, noticed a very skittish collie-like dog hanging around a local park this week. She was all alone in the chilly weather and she also wouldn't let anyone near her.

Credit: Janine Guido

Worried for the poor dog, people contacted Janine Guido, founder of Speranza Animal Rescue, a well-known animal rescue organization based in the town.

"She was staying in the same spot as if waiting for her family to return. But they never did," Guido told The Dodo. Guido was relying on the community's help to find and save the dog. People reported sightings to her to help Guido track the dog down.

But it wasn't easy.

Credit: Janine Guido

"On the first and second day I went out I was able to hand-feed her," Guido said. "However, if I went to loop her with the leash she would back up."

Guido got so close only to then have the dog, whom she called Carla, get spooked and dart away into the woods.

Speranza's Facebook page, meanwhile, helped spread the story so that locals could help locate the scared dog. "Ever wonder what a dog dumped by her owners does?" Speranza Animal Rescue wrote on Facebook. "Sits and watches. Waiting for her family to come back."

Credit: Janin...


Remember CIAs Heart Attack Gun? CNN Predicts Trump Will Die From Heart Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Kit Daniels;

MSM conditioning public for Trumps heart attack

CNN keeps predicting Trump will die of a heart attack, which brings to mind the CIA poison dart gun that can trigger one.

Revealed by the Church Committee in 1975, the heart attack gun is a modified 1911 that can shoot a dart with a deadly poison thats nearly undetectable which is perfect for political assassinations.

The poison was frozen into some sort of dart and then it was shot at very high speed into the person, said CIA whistleblower Mary Embree. When it reached the person it would melt inside them, and there would be a tiny red dot on their body, which was hard to detect.

There wouldnt be a needle or anything like that left in the person.
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THE IRON THRONE Egypts Great Pyramid Houses a Secret Throne Carved From an Ancient Solid Metal Meteorite, Professor Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Nicola Stow; The Sun

The expert believes that the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is hidden in a chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder

A REAL-life "Iron Throne" carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid, an expert claims.

Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic believes the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is concealed in a secret chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder.

Throne from space: Professor Giulio Magli claims a throne carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid

Ancient Egyptians are known to have used meteoritic iron in artifacts such as King Tuts dagger, which was unearthed by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922.

Explaining his incredible theory, Dr Magli said: "There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the Egyptian funerary religion as witnessed in the Pyramids Texts. "In these texts it is said that the pharaoh, before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the gates of the sky and sit on his throne of iron."
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DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 411 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 411 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific A big hello and a happy junk weekend to you! Im a little jealous of all your fabulous creations. Ive had a busy self-care kinda week Ive already blogged under 4 Brave Things HERE filled with appointments and even an []

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Keep Calm And Hodl? CNBC Guest Tells Bitcoin Critic to Piss Off "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin is better than stocks, so go piss off: crypto investment debate gets out of hand on CNBC. #NEWS


The combination of pomegranate juice and tolbutamide exhibited profound protection compared to tolbutamide alone against diabetic complications. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Integr Med Res. 2017 Dec ;6(4):354-360. Epub 2017 Aug 1. PMID: 29296562 Abstract Title:  The potential for interaction of tolbutamide with pomegranate juice against diabetic induced complications in rats. Abstract:  Background: Pomegranate can inhibit cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C9 activity, which is largely responsible for the metabolism of sulfonylureas. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interaction of pomegranate and tolbutamide (TOL) against diabetic-induced complications.Methods: Diabetes was induced via administration of alloxan (150 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). Rats (n = 8) were treated with pomegranate juice (PJ) [3 mL/animal, per os (p.o.)], TOL (20 mg/kg, p.o.), and their combination for 4 weeks. Twenty-four hours after the last treatment, the pharmacodynamic interaction of PJ and TOL was evaluated by antinociceptive activity, electrocardiographic parameters, serum glucose, biomarkers, and lipid profile values. The influence of PJ on the pharmacokinetics of TOL was studied using the high performance liquid chromatography method.Results: The combination of PJ and TOL resulted in a significant improvement against diabetic complications compared to the group treated with TOL alone. The combination group was found to be the best protective group by significant improvement of antinociceptive activity, restoration of electrocardiographic parameters, serum glucose, biomarkers, and lipid profile compared to the group treated with TOL alone. Results of the pharmacokinetic study revealed that PJ increases bioavailability and half-life, along with a decrease in clearance and elimination rate of TOL.Conclusion: From this study, it can be concluded that the combination of PJ and TOL exhibited profound protection compared to TOL alone against diabetic complications. The findings of pharmacokinetic interaction justified the results of pharmacodynamic interaction.

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Pomegranate juice supplementation significantly decreased the incidence of lung cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017 ;2017:6063201. Epub 2017 Nov 30. PMID: 29333211 Abstract Title:  Pomegranate Juice Prevents the Formation of Lung Nodules Secondary to Chronic Cigarette Smoke Exposure in an Animal Model. Abstract:  Background: Cigarette smoke (CS) induces an oxidative stress, DNA damage, and lung cancer. Pomegranate juice (PJ) possess potent antioxidant activity attributed to its polyphenols. We investigated whether PJ supplementation would prevent the formation of lung nodules, attenuate mitotic activity, and reduce hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) expression secondary to CS exposure in an animal model.Methods: Mice were divided into: Control group, CS group, CS+PJ group, and PJ-only group. CS and CS+PJ were exposed to CS, 5 days per week, for a total of 5 months. Animals were then housed for additional four months. CS+PJ and PJ groups received PJ throughout the experiment period while others received placebo. At the end of the experiment, the incidence of lung nodules was assessed by (1) histological analysis, (2) mitotic activity [measurement of PHH3 antibodies], and (3) measurement of HIF-1 expression.Results: The incidence of lung nodules was significantly increased in CS. CS exposure significantly increased PHH3 and HIF-1 expression. PJ supplementation attenuated the formation of lung nodules and reduced PHH3 and HIF-1 expression.Conclusion: PJ supplementation significantly decreased the incidence of lung cancer, secondary to CS, prevented the formation of lung nodules, and reduced mitotic activity and HIF-1 expression in an animal model.

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No takers for poll-bound Bijepur fluorosis issue "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fluoride has become a menace for the people of Sandhibahal and Dangbahal gram panchayats under the Bijepur Assembly constituency in Bargarh district, which is going for a by-election.

Most people here are suffering from a silent killer disease called fluorosis, but the pre-election propaganda by different political parties does not reveal that they are in anyway concerned at all of this long standing problem of the people.

Take the case of Jamutbahal, Jadamunda and Banchhanagar villages of Sandhibahal panchayat, where people irrespective of their ages have been affected by the dreaded disease. The official website on the National Rural Drinking Water Projects (NRDWP) of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water Supply (MDWS) reveals that six out of ten drinking water sources of the Jamutbahal village are not fit for drinking. But due to non-availability of any other secured sources, the villagers here are forced to drink the water of these contaminated sources.

Likewise, in Banchhanagar village, one of the four hand pumps is functional and considered to be safe. Chakradihi village has six tube wells, out of which only one is functional. Problems in all other villages of the panchayat are alike. Test reports of water samples of some of the sources tested in the district headquarters water testing lab reveal that most of the sources are above the permissible level of 1.5 mg/L fluoride content.

The water sources in these panchayats have been created under three schemes the PWS scheme, Hand pump scheme and Open well/other scheme. Hand pump scheme has the highest number of sources. In Sandhibahal panchayat, there are 39 hand pumps and two PWS sources. About Rs 1.29 crore has been spent in total in creation of water facilities in the panchayat till now.

There are 44 drinking water sources in Dangbahal GP, which includes one PWS project. An amount of Rs 29.37 lakh has been spent in creation of these sources. But the problems remain intact. Unless the drinking water sources are changed the problems would remain, say the villagers.

The impact of fluoride is clearly visible in people, even within children. Almost all the children have disfigured/stained teeth, which can be considered the beginning of fluorosis. Although the skeletal deformities are visible in people above 30 years, the symptoms start in their twenties. The people reveal that, it all starts from pain in waist and joints which gradually converts to stiffness and deformity.

Laxman Haripal of Banchhanagar village is only 25 yars old, but fluorosis has already deformed his arms. Bhanati Mahapatra (27) has severe pain in her waist, and she cannot bend. Digambar Rana, in his late twenties, has pain in his heels and so, has difficulty in walking. Dilip Maha...


Aussie Heatwave Electricity Shortfall, Hospital Emergency Measures, Coal Blamed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova South Australia and the Australian State of Victoria learned the hard way that when power demand surges, you cant turn up the solar panels. Melbourne hospitals switch off lights as mercury rises Grant McArthur and Aleks Devic, Herald Sun January 19, 2018 7:36pm PATIENTS were left in


Quilled Paper Jewelry - Projects Made By Others from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Just a quick post today to share photos of quilled paper jewelry projects that my internet friends have made from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Seeing their work is such a great reminder that...

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Christian Homeschoolers Plead Not Guilty In Torture Case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christian homeschoolers in California accused of torturing their 13 children plead not guilty, and are held on bail of $12 million each. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were placed under arrest earlier this week after police found their 13 children emaciated and shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in []


Long-term rotating night-shift work was associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 1 ;186(5):532-540. PMID: 28541391 Abstract Title:  Rotating Night-Shift Work and the Risk of Breast Cancer in the Nurses' Health Studies. Abstract:  In 2007, the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared shift work that involved circadian disruption to be a"probable"carcinogen (group 2A), noting that human evidence was limited. Using data from 2 prospective cohort studies, the Nurses' Health Study (1988-2012; n = 78,516) and Nurses' Health Study II (1989-2013; n = 114,559), we examined associations between rotating night-shift work and breast cancer risk. In the 2 cohorts, there were a total of 9,541 incident invasive breast malignancies and 24 years of follow-up. In the Nurses' Health Study, women with 30 years or more of shift work did not have a higher risk of breast cancer (hazard ratio (HR) = 0.95, 95% confidence interval (95% CI): 0.77, 1.17; P for trend = 0.63) compared with those who never did shift work, although follow-up occurred primarily after retirement from shift work. Among participants in the Nurses' Health Study II, who were younger than participants in the other cohort, the risk of breast cancer was significantly higher in women with 20 years or more of shift work at baseline, reflecting young-adult exposure (HR = 2.15, 95% CI: 1.23, 3.73; P for trend = 0.23), and was marginally significantly higher for women with 20 years or more of cumulative shift work when we used updated exposure information (HR = 1.40, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.97; P for trend = 0.74). In conclusion, long-term rotating night-shift work was associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, particularly among women who performed shift work during young adulthood. Further studies should explore the role of shift work timing on breast cancer risk.

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Raccoon Found 'Paralyzed' Was Actually Just Very, Very High "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As much as raccoons may like trash, they really should not get trashed.

Hopefully the animal at the center of this story has now gotten the message.

Credit: Pixabay

One morning last week, a concerned citizen in the town of Gibsons, British Columbia, spotted something in her yard that she couldnt ignore. There, lying curled up and seemingly paralyzed, was a raccoon in distress.

Fearing that the animal had been injured, she called the Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre a rescue facility run by Irene Davy and her husband, Clint. Soon, help was on the way.

We thought he mightve been hit by a vehicle, Irene told The Dodo. Clint went to check on him. He found him lying dazed; the raccoon could open its eyes, but he couldnt move, stand or walk.

Believing the raccoon may have suffered a serious spinal injury, Clint transported him to the Sechelt Animal Hospital. But after an examination, vets came to a surprising conclusion: The raccoon wasnt injured. He was stoned.

Credit: Sechelt Animal Hospital

Sure enough, tests had come back positive for marijuana and benzodiazepines a class of drugs that includes anxiety medications like Xanax.

"He was fine. He was just rather high on drugs," Irene said. "Theres no way of us knowing how he got ahold of the drugs, but Ive heard of dogs picking things up while on walks. It could have been a pot cookie or muffin that someone threw out. Who knows?"

This is the first time the rescue center has had to deal with a drug-intoxicated wild animal before, but fortunately, the treatment was rather simple.

"All that we could do for the raccoon was bring him back to the center and put him a dark, quiet place. He recovere...


Actor Friend You Went To High School With Finally Makes It Big In Commercial For Vics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Years of living with his parents, working in hospitality and endless auditions are finally paying off for high school colleague Beau Stewart (30) who has finally made his big break appearing on a television ad for Vics Vapour Rub. The 30-second television ad debuted last Thursday night on Channel 9s GEM station and featured Stewart []

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The Bitcoin Psyop (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Bitcoin Psyop Video James Corbett Yes, the blockchain is truly revolutionary. Yes, bitcoin is Tulipmania 2.0. Yes, cryptocurrency is a nail in the coffin of the bankster parasites. Yes, digital currency is a tool of the totalitarian tyrants....

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Report: Probably Time For Uni Student To Hang The 2016 Senior Jersey Up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Friends and family of Ben Smith have confirmed to The Advocate today that its about time that he gave away his old Year 12 jersey. As Hawtin enters his 3rd year of university at the Betoota Polytechnic, long time friend Josh Herschel took the young man aside to give him some advice. Mate, come on []

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The 1780s cap from the American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its always a good feeling to finish the year and a sewing project at the same time.  This time I finished the 1780s cap from the American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking just as 2017 closed.


I was sitting on my couch sewing on the bow and watching bonnet movies as the year ticked over, because thats how I party!

1780s American Duchess cap review

As far as I know, Im the first person to have made the 1780s cap, which means I had the dubious distinction of discovering the typo where it says to cut one piece instead of two for the both the ruffles.

1780s American Duchess cap review

I should have figured out the typo on my own.  Two makes so much sense!  But I was pattern testing for Scroop Patterns at the same time.  The cap was my down time from pattern testing, but my brain was 100% in pattern testing mode.  That means I turn off independent thought and logic and follow what a pattern says exactly.  And I really wanted to do the patterns as AD gave them, rather than muddying the waters with what I know about 18th c sewing.

So I got complet...


Thanks to New Digital Imaging Tool, Hidden Egyptian Paintings Have Finally Been Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Art can reveal so much about a culture. Sadly, many of the masterpieces created throughout the centuries have been lost due to erosion and the passing of time. On a positive note, not all is lost. To determine what our ancestors painted on rocks and engraved into stone, researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, developed a new imaging technique. The technology has allowed them to re-examine Egyptian art and find details that were lost over the years.

In their paper, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, the researchers describe a technique called DStretch. With this tool, they were able to analyze paintings found at Beni Hassan, an ancient Egyptian cemetery located near the city of Minya. Egyptologists have not realised [DStretchs] potential in helping us to examine and record ancient wall paintings, Dr. Linda Evans told IFLScience.

The technique was first developed in 2005 and allows digital images to be enhanced. After the remnants of paint and engravings are analyzed by three bands of RGB color, the intensity and saturation of them are improved. Essentially, the images are stretched then mapped back to normal. The resulting product reveals artwork similar to what the original looked like.

Credit: Evans et al

Artwork from Beni Hassan, which has been carved into the walls near tombs, contains scenes from daily life, such as farming, hunting, and fishing. Because the artwork is multi-colored, researchers had a difficult time determining the shades of red, brown, blue, green, black, and white used. Using DStretch, the researchers found a drawing of a herd of pigs, as well as a hoard of bats.

The most surprising outcome of the DStretch study has been the confirmation of new images of animals that are incredibly rare in Egyptian art, said E...


What I have Learned from my Mistakes. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

At the end of the day, as long as we live, we still have time to make things better.


Ketut Wins 50% In Divorce Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife Rhonda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT If you thought 2018 was going to be better than 2017 you might want to give up hope now as it has been confirmed today that Ketut (28) has won 50% in his divorce lawsuit against ex-wife and safe driver, Rhonda (45). In what was a bitter shock to romantic hopefuls everywhere, the []

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Mortgages: A Perfect Use for Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mortgages: A Perfect Use for Blockchain by Mike Mish Shedlock The Maven There are excellent uses for blockchain. Heres one I proposed years ago that is now in media discussion today. Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering...

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Getting Arrested for Singing a Song? Only in Holocau$t Land "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Getting Arrested for Singing a Song? Only in Holocau$t Land

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
Monika Schaefer Arrested & Indefinitely Detained in Germany

(GLARING Hypocrisy) On June 17, 2016, Monika Schaefer, a native-born Canadian citizen of German parents, posted the above brief video to YouTube entitled Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust. Yesterday, January 3rd, Monika was arrested in Munich, Germany for hate speech. Weve just received, via email, the below open letter from Alfred Schaefer, Monikas brother. Were publishing the whole of Alfreds letter, verbatim, with his express permission.

Dear Friends,

Monika Schaefer was arrested on January 3 2018 in the very heart of Holocaust country while attending, as an observer, the bizarre inquisition hearings against the courageous Sylvia Stolz. This trial was for illegal words that Sylvia Stolz had spoken at the Anti Censorship Coalition (AZK) in Switzerland in 2012. The twisting nonsensical accusations of the inquisition was beyond bizarre. What the snake that calls itself the State Prosecutor did, will be something that will amuse future generations when studying the witch trials of 2018.

45 minutes into the inquisition the State Prosecutor snake called for a surprise break, which was then used to arrest my courageous sister Monika. The only thing Monika did was watch quietly as the inquisition was dealing with Sylvia Stolz. These people have us under close observation and figured it was a good opportunity to demonstrate their power, and intimidate us.

Another snake masquerading as a State Prosecutor accompanied by 3 heavily armed thugs handcuffed Monika and dragged her away. When my sister protested that she is a free person from Canada and had done nothing wrong, the State Prosecutor snake told her, if you wanted to stay free you should have stayed in Canada. (Welcome to Holocaust country...


Monika Schaefer, in German Maximum Security Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Monika Schaefer, in German Maximum Security Prison

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A Jasper, Alta., woman, infamous for denying the existence of the Holocaust, has been arrested in Germany, according to Bnai Brith Canada.

Monika Schaefer was arrested in Munich earlier this month, Bnai Brith Canada, said in a statement Thursday.

The Canadian-based Jewish rights advocacy group said it is awaiting further details on why Schaefer was arrested. It praised German authorities.

Bnai Brith officials said the group had filed complaints against Schaefer with German officials because of her anti-Semitic incitement.

Holocaust denial is a criminal offence in Germany. Under Germanys Incitement to Hatred laws, those found guilty of denying the Holocaust could face a maximum of five years in prison.

German officials should be commended for taking action against Holocaust denial, said Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of Bnai Brith Canada, in a statement.

We will continue to work, even across borders, to ensure that racism and bigotry find no haven in Canada.

CBC News has spoken with Munich police but has been unable to corroborate reports of Schaefers arrest, or what charges may be involved.

Schaefer was reportedly arrested during a recess in the trial of Sylvia Stolz, a lawyer on trial for Holocaust denial, according to a post on the right wing German blog

Police commen...


A Year in the Life of Pablo Picasso "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso, Reclining nude (April 4, 1932), oil on canvas, Musee National Picasso, Paris (photo RMN-Grand Palais, Musee National Picasso, Paris, Rene-Gabriel Ojeda; Succession Picasso)

PARIS The more than 110 paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso included in Picasso 1932: Anne Erotique (Picasso 1932: Erotic Year) arrive as the world grapples with an avalanche of accounts of sexual abuse by powerful men. Creeping along an earlier, risqu line, Picassos sexual politics in 1932 were not that great either. At a libidinous 50 years old, he was still cheating on his ballet dancer wife Olga Khokhlova (with whom he had a son, Paulo) with Marie-Thrse Walter, who was 17 when they first slept together in 1927 (when he was 45). Picasso had met Walter by chance that year in the street and asked her to pose for him. She agreed to do so and went on to become his mistress and stayed so for almost 10 years; in 1935 she gave birth to a daughter, Maya Widmaier-Picasso, who in turn was the subject of the recent show Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter at Gagosian Paris. This five-year gap between 1927 the year of Picassos first encounter with Walter and 1932 the subject of Picasso 1932: Anne Erotique may account for why I felt a distinct absence of explicitly erogenous imagery on display. Indeed, in that respect, the show did not live up to its suggestive billing, though it did provide other pleasures in spades.



How Buddhism can Curb our Animal Instincts. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Natural selection's only object for most men is to warp our perceptions in whatever way it can to propel us toward getting our genes into the next generation. Buddhist teachings and practices, particularly that of meditation, will help right those perceptions.


Dr. Sebi Says NO To Parsley Audio Bite #17 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dr. Sebi spoke against parsley. However, it once ended up on the list and can probably be seen on other lists that are presented as foods recommended by Dr. Sebi. Recommended food lists from a Dr. Sebi perspective will need a comprehensive review because of at least two reasons: (1) Continue reading


Neonatal exposure to bisphenol A alters the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in female rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Toxicol Lett. 2018 Jan 2 ;285:81-86. Epub 2018 Jan 2. PMID: 29305326 Abstract Title:  Neonatal exposure to bisphenol A alters the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in female rats. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a component of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins and polystyrene found in many common products. Several reports revealed potent in vivo and in vitro effects. In this study we analyzed the effects of the exposure to BPA in the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis in female rats, both in vivo and in vitro. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were injected sc from postnatal day 1 (PND1) to PND10 with BPA: 500g 50l-1 oil (B500), or 50g 50l-1 (B50), or 5g 50l-1 (B5). Controls were injected with 50l vehicle during the same period. Neonatal exposure to BPA did not modify TSH levels in PND13 females, but it increased them in adults in estrus. Serum T4 was lower in B5 and B500 with regards to Control, whereas no difference was seen in T3. No significant differences were observed in TRH, TSH and TRH receptor expression between groups. TSH release from PPC obtained from adults in estrus was also higher in B50 with regard to Control. In vitro 24h pre-treatment with BPA or E2 increased basal TSH as well as prolactin release. On the other hand, both BPA and E2 lowered the response to TRH. The results presented here show that the neonatal exposure to BPA alters the hypothalamic pituitary-thyroid axis in adult rats in estrus, possibly with effects on the pituitaryand thyroid. They also show that BPA alters TSH release from rat PPC through direct actions on the pituitary.

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#QANON Updates for January 19th & 18th "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Enerchi) Here the some of the latest QANON postings for January 18th and 19th. One of the posts from QANON suggest #massarrests of public government officials are forthcoming due to the FISA MEMO.
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Burn Fat for Fuel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Burn Fat for Fuel

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  • Low-fat, high-carb diets prevent healthy mitochondrial function, thereby contributing to chronic diseases such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers, cancer and more
  • Studies suggest low-carb, high-fat diets and eating less frequently may be the answer to the obesity epidemic. The benefits of this type of diet is the primary focus of my book Fat for Fuel, and my complementary online course
  • When your body is able to burn fat for fuel, your liver creates water-soluble fats called ketones that burn far more efficiently than carbs, thus creating far less damaging reactive oxygen species and secondary free radicals......


This study reveals a possible role of bisphenol A as an environmental factor involved in the promotion of NAFLD, particularly in T2DM patients. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11. PMID: 29322544 Abstract Title:  Role of bisphenol A as environmental factor in the promotion of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: in vitro and clinical study. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), cardiovascular disease and liver enzyme abnormalities.AIM: To evaluate bisphenol A plasma and urine levels in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients compared to healthy subjects. Furthermore, we evaluated, in human HepG2 cells, the effects of exposure to different concentrations of bisphenol A on both oxidative stress induction and cell proliferation.METHODS: We enrolled 60 patients with histological diagnosis of NAFLD with or without T2DM and sixty healthy subjects. In vitro, the proliferation of bisphenol A-exposed HepG2 cells at two different concentrations (0.025 and 0.05 M) was evaluated, both at high (H-HepG2) and at low (L-HepG2) glucose concentrations for 48 h. Lipoperoxidation was assessed by thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) assay.RESULTS: Bisphenol A levels were significantly higher in 60 NAFLD subjects, both in urine and in plasma (P 

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Krave the Adventure Bus Barnwood Kitchen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Krave the Adventure Bus barnwood kitchen

Krave the Adventure Bus barnwood kitchen

This kitchen popped up randomly in a search engine image search of skoolies (buses converted into tiny houses). I was immediately impressed with this extremely beautiful kitchen, and was very surprised to learn that it was built with reclaimed barnwood. Its incredible that free, salvaged/recycled materials can be turned into a kitchen that looks so great.
Another view of the Krave the Adventure Bus barnwood kitchen

Barnwood kitchen made with recycled wood.

Salvaged barnwood is often available for free in exchange for tearing down old buildings and cleaning up the building site. Check the wood carefully. Many times old barnwood is beyond use. Other times it can be a gold mine as in this case. Just for fun try a quick image search of barnwood kitchen in your favorite search engine and youll see most kitchens built with barnwood are gray and rather dingy.



Cyber security expert and co-founder of Kaspersky Labs says Bitcoin is a construct of the U.S. intelligence agencies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cyber security expert and co-founder of Kaspersky Labs says Bitcoin is a construct of the U.S. intelligence agencies by Ken Schortgen, Jr. The Daily Economist Despite operating as a Russian company, Kaspersky Labs is recognized as one of the worlds...

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Oral exposure of low-dose bisphenol A promotes proliferation of dorsolateral prostate and induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition in aged rats. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 11 ;8(1):490. Epub 2018 Jan 11. PMID: 29323181 Abstract Title:  Oral exposure of low-dose bisphenol A promotes proliferation of dorsolateral prostate and induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition in aged rats. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disruptor compound reported to have prostate toxicity. This study aimed to assess the effect of BPA on the proliferation of dorsolateral prostate (DLP) and the expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related genes in aged rats. Male aged SD rats were treated with BPA (10.0, 30.0, and 90.0g/kg i.g., daily) or vehicle (i.g., daily) for 3 months. Treatment with BPA resulted in increased the expression of PCNA, DLP weight and DLP epithelial height compared with the control group (P

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[PODCAST] #539: School Is A Choice A Conversation With A Real Public School Teacher "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Special occasion! Brian Huskie is a public school teacher in New York. He joins me to discuss his discoveries about public school over ten years of teaching, his process of coming to terms with those discoveries, and the solutions he is working to develop. Brian founded a self-directed learning program called Huskie's Heros that we'll ...


Hollywoods First Outdoor Talkie Western "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

81ORVlwouCL._SL1500_On the 20th of January 1929, the movie In Old Arizona was released on the wide cinema screen. This American Western directed by Irving Cummings and Raoul Walsh prides itself in being the first major feature film to use the new technology of sound whilst being filmed in outdoor locations. Although its plot, acting and visuals were far from perfect, the film is remembered for simply being an early example of technical innovation in moviemaking.

The film made extensive use of natural settings, filming in Bryce Canyon National Park, ion National Park in Utah and the San Fernando Mission and the Mojave Desert in California. It was also amongst the first in developing the image of the singing cowboy, based on the character of the Cisco Kid from the short sto...


Boris announces 195 post-Brexit bridge deals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Post Brexit trade deals will be accompanied by a series of bridges linking the UK with every country in the world, confirmed Boris Johnson today. 195 new structures will be built over the next millennium, all emanating from a purpose built hub in Ebbsfleet, which has already been dubbed Boris Central and a Bridge Too Far by the media.

The UK needs to facilitate trade relations with its partners, and this provides the ideal means going forward, gushed Johnson. Just think of it, all those financial transactions and online trade, whizzing along an 8000 mile cantilevered bridge between the UK and China.

Johnson admitted that trade and tourist income would only contribute a small part of the economic benefits expected from the bridges. Rather, most of the revenue would be generated through film and TV rights from all the dark Netflix Swedish-style crime dramas that would be inevitably be located on the border points of each of the bridges.

The inspiration for the project is thought to have come from Boriss father, Stanley, whilst having his photo taken on a wobbly rope bridge in the jungle after being voted off Im a Celebrity. Carillion are believed to have come up with detailed costings for the project, with a first phase estimated to be around 500 billion, although they have already issued a warning that there may be an overspend as they work out a solution to the problem of the bridge between the UK and Australia having to be upside down for around half its distance.

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In Greece, a Red-Winged Sculpture Is Exorcised and Destroyed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Greek artist Kostis Georgiou has created many red, figural sculptures over the years, from gangly animals to towers of people, balanced like gymnasts. But one of his recent works of a winged, red individual, intended to represent a guardian, has been perceived by religious conservatives as a Satan figure. It has been the target of protests since its installation last month in the southern Athens suburb of Palaio Faliro, culminating in its forced removal by protestors late Wednesday night.

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Why I changed the way I think about Code Quality "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

80% of the code that makes up the Matrix is unnecessary bloat.

What do you think about when you think about code quality?

Is it consistency? Enforcing a set of standards and best practices on your code through linter rules and formatters? How about ensuring your code has tests that run automatically during your build process? What about pull requests and code reviewsprotecting your master branch from direct commits and having peers review your code?

Theyre some of the things that come to mind for me. Automated processes and manual checks. Smart and efficient. Yet, while theyre all useful, they really only address half of the problem.

We cant automate everything

Automation is crucial for maintaining code quality. Static analysis of your syntax with a linter and automated testing should be mandatory. But I can write code that passes all the automated processes without any guarantee to its actual quality.

Does the code follow established patterns? Does it use existing modules, or does it duplicate code? Is everything named sensibly? Is the code in the right place in the codebase? Will this change have wider, unintended, implications? Does this code actually address/solve what it intends to? Does it even work?

Automated processes cant answer those questions for you (yet). If you (or another human being) arent asking these questions of your code, then youre probably not shipping quality code. Thats why we have code reviews.

A good code review should be about more than the code

Of course a code review should be about the code (its right there in the name after all). But it should also be about the broader questions posed above, and also about the end product.

Ive noticed a tendency for developers to treat code reviews as perfunctory. A rudimentary check of the modified code. A comment on any obvious mistakes (or just picking a nit or two to look busy).

Five minutes, job done. Looks good to me.

But, code that doesnt address the requirements of the task is not quality code. Code that produces console errors or visual bugs in the device/browser is not quality code. Neither of those things can be picked up in a perfunctory code review. You cant adequately review code unless you actually run it.

I propose that a good code review should involve at minimum:

  • Pulling down the branch to a local environment.
  • Building the project (and checking that the linter and tests all pass).
  • Checking that the code runs error free in the target browsers/...


Sodium fluoride disturbs DNA methylation of NNAT and declines oocyte quality by impairing glucose transport in porcine oocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Environ Mol Mutagen. 2017 Dec 29. Epub 2017 Dec 29. PMID: 29285797 Abstract Title:  Sodium fluoride disturbs DNA methylation of NNAT and declines oocyte quality by impairing glucose transport in porcine oocytes. Abstract:  Sodium fluoride (NaF) is used as a medicine to prevent tooth decay; however, excessive NaF could cause a pathological damage to the health. Recent studies showed that NaF impaired mouse oocyte maturation, included of abnormal spindle configuration, actin cap formation, cortical granule-free domain formation, and the following development after fertilization. However, few studies used large animals as models to study the toxicology of NaF on oocytes maturation. We proposed a hypothesis that NaF would affect the nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation of porcine oocytes and DNA methylation pattern of imprinted genes in oocytes. Our results showed that NaF affected cumulus expansion, polar body emission, spindle morphology, cortical granule distribution, early apoptosis, and the following development after parthenogenetic activation during porcine oocyte maturation. Moreover, NaF increased the DNA methylation of NNAT and decreased its expression, which disturbed the glucose transport in oocytes. These results suggest that NaF impairs the porcine oocytes maturation epigenetically, which provides a new toxicological mechanism of NaF on the oocyte maturation. Environ. Mol. Mutagen, 2017. 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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The Power of Protest One Year After the #J20 Art Strike "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A sign from the 2018 Womens March in New York (photo Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

On January 20, 2017, many people in the art world came out on a strike called J20 to protest the Donald Trump inauguration. It came in response to a call for which I was one of the signatories: no work, no school, no business. A strike in galleries, museums, art schools, and universities is necessarily different to a strike in a factory or other conventionally unionized workplaces. A year later, its time to reflect on how different modes of resistance have unfolded. What does striking mean now? What has happened to all the promises of commitment and engagement that were made a year ago?

Take the complicated case of the Whitney Museum. It held a widely-covered Speak Out in 2017, a platform organized by Occupy Museums. It was nonetheless held in the museum, meaning staff had to work, people had to get tickets on a pay-as-you-will basis, and the theatre filled to capacity, shutting many out. Not a perfect strike, then. And despite director Adam Weinbergs pledge to stay strong over the years ahead, theres nothing on at the Whitney this year on J20.

The main voice out there this year is the all-star Art Action Day, which has defined J20 as silence. In this view, the strike is simply a negative, or an absence. If the strike is framed in this fashion, it takes away one of the oldest, most flexible and effective tools available to those challenging authority. J20 did not make a negative call. Its refusal to comply with business as usual was intended to ramify into the future and to create the conditions for ungovernability.

To strike in this sense is a positive movement over time away from the society of control toward becoming ungove...


Callbacks and Promises Living Together in API Harmony "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How to update a callback based API to support Promises as well.

Totally not the answer 

*APIapplication programming interface. Sometimes referred to as a module. It is a collection of methods and variables developers can utilize in their own application.

Watch the accompanying Real Coding episode here 

Callback Functions

Many JavaScript APIs and modules provide a final parameter in their methods for something called a callback method. Most of the time youll see this defined as done, next, callback, or cb (abbreviation for callback). Callback functions are incredibly useful because it enables other developers get more out of your function such as error handling and asynchronous requests. For example, an API method may produce a variety of errors and these errors, if not properly handled, can bring down an entire application. An API utilizing callback methods should be returning all Error objects as the first parameter in the callback. It is assumed that the first parameter in a callback function is always an error instance.

The function below is a simple example. Its purpose is to double the parameter x and return it via the specified callback function. error starts as null. If any of the conditional checks fail, an Error instance is assigned to error . Then if error exists (it is not null or undefined), then we do not double x and we set the variable double as null; otherwise, x is doubled and assigned to the double variable. After everything is done the function doublePositiveOnly will return the callback method with the first parameter referencing the error variable and the second parameter referencing the double variable.

function doublePositiveOnly(x, callback) {
let error
if ( !x )
error = new Error('x must be defined')
if ( typeof x !== 'number' )
error = new Error('x must be a number')
if ( x < 0 )
error = new Error('x must be positive')

const double = error ? null : x * 2
  return callback(error, double)

How would you use this function?

doublePositiveOnly(16, function (err, result) {
if (err) console.error(err.message)

Promise Functions

Promise functions in production are easy to recognize as they utilize .then and .catch methods to return information back to the user. Nearly all callback functions can be replaced by promises, so lets rebuild our doublePositiveOnly method using promises.

function doublePositiveOnly( x ) {
return new Promise(function (resolve, reject) {
let error
if ( !x )
error =...


are those reviews of his dumb fake movie or his terrible cartoon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

are those reviews of his dumb fake movie or his terrible cartoon


Tether Printing Press In High Gear, Issuing $400 Million in Four Days "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tether Printing Press In High Gear, Issuing $400 Million in Four Days

Bitcoin has had a rocky week to say the least. At its lowest point, the cryptocurrency dipped to $9,200 before a rising green candle sent it scurrying back into the safety of five figures. That candle was sparked by the release of $100m worth of tethers surrogate US dollars and was followed by another $100m issued for the next three days in a row. Tethers are propping up the bitcoin market right now, but what happens when the music stops? Should regulators wade in or Tether shut up shop, the loss of fresh capital could be cataclysmic.

Also read: While Tether Critics Grow More Vocal, Belief in the 1:1 Tightrope Remains

Tether Savior or Sinner?

The bitcoin community have decidedly mixed feelings on Tether. On the one hand, this ersatz fiat currency is instrumental in shoring up prices. But if that supply line were to be cut off, the crypto markets would be starved of new money. While Bitfinex, which controls Tether, is in charge of issuing these dollar-pegged tokens, other exchanges are also reliant on them including Kraken and Bittrex. What happens to Tether affects everyone.

Bitfinex Tether Printing Machine In High Gear, Issuing $400 Million in Four DaysThe amount of new bitcoins created each day is worth approximately $18 million. Miners need to sell most of these coins to cover their utility costs. This means that $18 million of new money needs to enter the markets daily just to mai...


The iPhone Xs TrueDepth IR Camera: A Universe of Possibilities Beyond Animojis and Face ID "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Photo credit: Apple)

More than two months after the iPhone X launch, it remains a conundrum for some to put a finger on exactly which features might justify the $1000+ price Apple has given its flagship phone.

Some might wager on the virtually edge-to-edge OLED display, which for the first time on an iPhone, does away with the tactile home button and prominent top and bottom bezels of every previous model. It is admittedly gorgeous.

As it turns out, however, the iPhone Xs most groundbreaking feature is not even discernible at first glance, even though it literally stares you in the face.

Meet the TrueDepth IR Camera

Apple has been dogged by perceptions that the companys product roadmap has grown conservative and predictable in the six years following Steve Jobs passing. The new TrueDepth IR camera, as Apple calls the iPhone Xs secondary front-facing camera, could well help Apple dispel those rumors of complacency.

New to the iPhone X and housed in the black notch at the top of the display, the technology includes a number of high tech components such as a flood illuminator, infrared (IR) camera, and an infrared emitter. The latter emits 30,000 infrared dots in a known pattern when a face is detected, enabling the iPhone X to generate a 3D map of a users face. Notably, the TrueDepth IR camera can do this fast enough to support the creation of 3D motion data as well.

TrueDepth IR can create a 3D map of your face using an infrared camera and emitter. (Photo credit: Apple)

At present, there are currently two supported use cases for the new TrueDepth IR camera on the iPhone X:

  • Animoji, or animated emojithe camera animates a 3D emoji with your captured facial expressions, which you can then send via Messenger or SMS.
  • Face IDthe camera uses a locally stored 3D image of your face to authenticate and unlock your iPhone X. Because it uses 3D image data, its much harder to trick than previous mobile face recognition systems that used a 2D image and therefore could be fooled with a photo.
Animojis are certainly fun, but they only scratch the surface of whats possible. (Photo credit: Apple)

Whatthats it?

Admittedly, the current use cases for this technology are limited.

Animoji are just emoji wi...


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Secretary Zinke Approves the Shawnee Tribes Fee-to-Trust Application for a Gaming Facility "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rendering of the proposed Golden Mesa Casino in Guymon, Oklahoma.

Published Janaury 19, 2018

Project will bring in $30M in annual revenue and create 200 permanent jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY At a signing ceremony today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribes application to put 102.98 acres of land in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, into federal Indian trust status for gaming. The Shawnee Tribe proposes to develop a 42,309-square foot gaming facility on the site comprised of a 20,206-square foot gaming floor, a restaurant, retail space, and office spaces for the Shawnee Tribe Gaming Commission. When completed, the project is expected to generate a $30 million annual impact for the local economy, including creating 200 permanent jobs. The federally recognized tribe, landless for well over 160 years, is headquartered in Miami, Okla., and has approximately 2,500 members.

One of my top priorities for the Department of the Interior is to make tribal sovereignty meaningful, and that includes providing the basis for tribes to build and strengthen their economies, Secretary Zinke said.This gaming facility will create 200 jobs and bring in $30 million annually to the Tribe.

I want to thank Secretary Zinke for approving the Shawnee Tribes application to put land into trust, which will provide the Shawnee people with their first land base in well over a century, said Shawnee Tribe Chief Ron Sparkman. Weve worked hard to set ourselves on the path to a better future, and this project will help us achieve our goals of tribal self-sufficie...


Shock! The Pope Is Now Openly Attacking Child Sexual Abuse Victims For Slander "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Pope Francis is now attacking the credibility of child sex abuse victims in a shocking move made at the end of a trip to Chile in which he had hoped to heal the wounds of said abuse.

Thats right, Pope Francis ended his trip by publicly defending a bishop who victims have accused of covering up widespread pedophilia in the country.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Francis made the shocking comments in a discussion about Rev. Fernando Karadima who has been found guilty of sexually abusing a slew of minors as a member of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.

The popes remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasnt lacking.


The Karadima scandal dominated Francis visit to Chile and the overall issue of sex abuse and church cover-up was likely to factor into his three-day trip to Peru that began late Thursday.

Karadimas victims reported to church authorities as early as 2002 that he would kiss and fondle them in the swank Santiago parish he ran, but officials refused to believe them. Only when the victims went public with their accusations in 2010 did the Vatican launch an investigation that led to Karadima being removed from ministry.

The emeritus archbishop of Santiago subsequently apologized for having refused to believe the victims from the star...

Shock! The Pope Is Now Openly Attacking Child Sexual Abuse Victims For Slander "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Pope Francis is now attacking the credibility of child sex abuse victims in a shocking move made at the end of a trip to Chile in which he had hoped to heal the wounds of said abuse.

Thats right, Pope Francis ended his trip by publicly defending a bishop who victims have accused of covering up widespread pedophilia in the country.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Francis made the shocking comments in a discussion about Rev. Fernando Karadima who has been found guilty of sexually abusing a slew of minors as a member of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.

The popes remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasnt lacking.


The Karadima scandal dominated Francis visit to Chile and the overall issue of sex abuse and church cover-up was likely to factor into his three-day trip to Peru that began late Thursday.

Karadimas victims reported to church authorities as early as 2002 that he would kiss and fondle them in the swank Santiago parish he ran, but officials refused to believe them. Only when the victims went public with their accusations in 2010 did the Vatican launch an investigation that led to Karadima being removed from ministry.

The emeritus archbishop of Santiago subsequently apologized for having refused to believe the victims from the start.

One of the victims made clear his disgust at Pope Francis for essentially covering up for a man who watched as another bishop sexually abused him.

As if I could have taken a sel...


How to get HTTPS working on your local development environment in 5 minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Almost any website you visit today is protected by HTTPS. If yours isnt yet, it should be. Securing your server with HTTPS also means that you cant send requests to this server from one that isnt protected by HTTPS. This poses a problem for developers who use a local development environment because all of them run on http://localhost out-of-the-box.

At the startup Im a part of, we decided to secure our AWS Elastic Load Balancer endpoints with HTTPS as part of a move to enhance security. I ran into a situation where my local development environments requests to the server started getting rejected.

A quick Google search later, I found several articles like this, this or this one with detailed instructions on how I could implement HTTPS on localhost. None of these instructions seemed to work even after I followed them religiously. Chrome always threw a NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID error at me.

The problem

All the detailed instructions I had found were correct for the time they were written. Not anymore.

After a ton of Googling, I discovered that the reason for my local certificate getting rejected was that Chrome had deprecated support for commonName matching in certificates, in effect, requiring a subjectAltName since January 2017.

The solution

Well be using OpenSSL to generate all of our certificates.

Step 1: Root SSL certificate

The first step is to create a Root Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate. This root certificate can then be used to sign any number of certificates you might generate for individual domains. If you arent familiar with the SSL ecosystem, this article from DNSimple does a good job of introducing Root SSL certificates.

Generate a RSA-2048 key and save it to a file rootCA.key. This file will be used as the key to generate the Root SSL certificate. You will be prompted for a pass phrase which youll need to enter each time you use this particular key to generate a certificate.

openssl genrsa -des3 -out rootCA.key 2048...


Available for slicing and dicing Al Gores new e-book Climate Crisis 101 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

People send me stuff, in this case it was Al Gore. Ive got to travel, and cant get deeply into it right now, but I wanted to alert readers to this new effort, Im sure youll have fun slicing and dicing the claims made in it. Ill collect all the points and publish a rebuttal.

Friday, 19 January


Mainstream Media Tries To Ignore BOMBSHELL FISA Abuse Memo As Illegal FBI And DOJ Spying On Trump Campaign Set To Be Exposed! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


A bombshell FISA abuse memo that not only could end the Mueller investigation but also could contain direct evidence of illegal FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign, in order to help Hillary Clinton, is set to be released in the coming days, according to multiple media reports.

Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News this morning to reveal his belief that the memo will be released in the coming days and will send shockwaves throughout Washington D.C.

Infowars reports:

The classified Department of Justice memo is suspected to contain evidence of illegal FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign at the behest of Hillary Clinton.

According to journalist Sara Carter, the memo is so explosive that it could lead to the end of Robert Muellers Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.

Numerous lawmakers are calling for the document to be publicly released, with Rep. Steve King describing it as worse than Watergate.

Appearing on Fox News, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who previously asserted that people will go to jail over the memo, suggested that the release of the document is on the horizon.

Our republic is in jeopardy if we allow this type of a palace coup environment to continue to persist and thats why Im one of the members of Congress who will be encouraging today Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the memo, Gaetz said.

Amazingly, the mainstream media is largely doing everything in their power to either ignore this story or downplay it completely, with anti-Trump news network CNN not even covering the bombshell as of Friday morning.

A quick scan of the networks homepage showed that they had completely ignored the story, instead opting for a plethora of anti-Trump disinformation pieces while being sure to protect their ally, Hillary Clinton.

Mainstream Media Tries To Ignore BOMBSHELL FISA Abuse Memo As Illegal FBI And DOJ Spying On Trump Campaign Set To Be Exposed! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


A bombshell FISA abuse memo that not only could end the Mueller investigation but also could contain direct evidence of illegal FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign, in order to help Hillary Clinton, is set to be released in the coming days, according to multiple media reports.

Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News this morning to reveal his belief that the memo will be released in the coming days and will send shockwaves throughout Washington D.C.

Infowars reports:

The classified Department of Justice memo is suspected to contain evidence of illegal FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign at the behest of Hillary Clinton.

According to journalist Sara Carter, the memo is so explosive that it could lead to the end of Robert Muellers Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.

Numerous lawmakers are calling for the document to be publicly released, with Rep. Steve King describing it as worse than Watergate.

Appearing on Fox News, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who previously asserted that people will go to jail over the memo, suggested that the release of the document is on the horizon.

Our republic is in jeopardy if we allow this type of a palace coup environment to continue to persist and thats why Im one of the members of Congress who will be encouraging today Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the memo, Gaetz said.

Amazingly, the mainstream media is largely doing everything in their power to either ignore this story or downplay it completely, with anti-Trump news network CNN not even covering the bombshell as of Friday morning.

A quick scan of the networks homepage showed that they had completely ignored the story, instead opting for a plethora of anti-Trump disinformation pieces while being sure to protect their ally, Hillary Clinton.


LIVE: US President To PRESENT the FAKE NEWS Dishonest Media Awards "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Get ready, folks. Coming up soon, the Trump fake news awards. The video is counting down already. WHO will get the best awards? Will it be individua


Jordan Peterson brilliantly owns foolish social justice feminist Cathy Newman. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jordan Peterson brilliantly owns foolish nasty feminist in epic takedown with facts logic and common sense, this is a great great interview. This is p


Texas Judge Tells Jury God Says Defendant Is Not Guilty "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Out of order: A Texas judge interrupts a deliberating jury to claim that God told him the defendant is not guilty. In Texas, Comal County Judge Jack Robison tried to convince a jury that a defendant was not guilty because God told him so. By invoking an imaginary conversation with an imaginary God, Judge Robison []


8 Renaissance Artists Whose Work Transformed the Art World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Renaissance Artists Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance Art

Viewed as a much-needed revival of art and culture, the Renaissance played a pivotal role in ushering Europe out of its Dark Ages and into a world of enlightenment. Beginning in the 14th century and coming to an end in the 17th, this golden age swept the continent, culminating in two distinctive yet unified art movements: the Northern Renaissance and the Italian Renaissance.

Based north of the Alpsnamely, in Flanders and the Netherlandsthe Northern Renaissance was the first of its kind. This movement began in the 14th century following a renewed interest in secular subject matter. Soon, Renaissance ideas spread throughout Europe. This led to the Italian Renaissance, which began in 1400 and reawakened Italy's interest in Classical antiquity.

While numerous figures shaped both the Italian and the Northern Renaissance, today, a select few are particularly praised for their contributions to Europe's golden age. Here, we present these artists and take a look their most well-known masterpieces.

Northern Renaissance Artists

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Today, painter and printmaker Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569) is regarded as the master of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance art. With a penchant for painting scenes of lower-class lifeevident in Netherlandish Proverbson top of more common religious iconography (like the tower of Babel) he is esteemed for his unique approach to subject matter. Additionally, his crowded canvases are distinctive for their detail and, with their beautiful backdrops (like the icy peaks in The Hunters in the Snow), their influence on modern landscape painting.



Navajo Nation President: Federal Government Should Exempt Critical Programs from Shutdown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Navajo Times | File
Russell Begaye says his efforts to lure corporations to the Navajo Nation are about to pay off.

Published January 19, 2018

WINDOW ROCK In light of the potential U.S. government shutdown pending the Senates passage of a stopgap bill to prevent the halting of funds to federal agencies, President Russell Begaye said critical federal programs should be exempt.

The members of Congress need to know that any breakdown or shutdown of the federal government greatly and disproportionately impacts the Navajo Nation and all Indian tribes across the U.S., President Begaye said. We are asking lawmakers and administrators to exempt from the shutdown funding for all Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, social services for our elderly population, veterans services and emergency response services employees.

The winter season subjects many Native people to unpredictable weather. A shutdown could endanger the lives of elders and other vulnerable populations that rely on government services, President Begaye said.

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New Dossier Shows British Museum Had a Role in Dealings Between BP and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Activist theater group BP Or Not BP? unfurl a banner in the British Museum in protest of BPs sponsorship of the museum. (photo by Kristian Buus, courtesy BP Or Not BP?)

On Sunday, visitors to the British Museum were met with a 36-foot-tall banner visualizing the 2,727 oil spills caused in one region during one year by Rosneft, the state-controlled Russian energy giant in which BP, a highly visible sponsor of the museum, has a major stake. The activists who unfurled the banner, members of the activist collective BP Or Not BP?, also dropped more than 2,000 pieces of confetti shaped like drops of oil into the Great Court, each one symbolizing a spill by the BP affiliate in Russia.



This study suggests that night work is associated with reduced repair of 8-OH-dG lesions in DNA. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Occup Environ Med. 2017 Sep ;74(9):680-683. Epub 2017 Jun 26. PMID: 28652381 Abstract Title:  Oxidative DNA damage during night shift work. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: We previously reported that compared with night sleep, day sleep among shift workers was associated with reduced urinary excretion of 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), potentially reflecting a reduced ability to repair 8-OH-dG lesions in DNA. We identified the absence of melatonin during day sleep as the likely causative factor. We now investigate whether night work is also associated with reduced urinary excretion of 8-OH-dG.METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, 50 shift workers with the largest negative differences in night work versus night sleep circulating melatonin levels (measured as 6-sulfatoxymelatonin in urine) were selected from among the 223 shift workers included in our previous study. 8-OH-dG concentrations were measured in stored urine samples using high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Mixed effects models were used to compare night work versus night sleep 8-OH-dG levels.RESULTS: Circulating melatonin levels during night work (mean=17.1ng/mg creatinine/mg creatinine) were much lower than during night sleep (mean=51.7ng/mg creatinine). In adjusted analyses, average urinary 8-OH-dG levels during the night work period were only 20% of those observed during the night sleep period (95% CI 10% to 30%; p

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College Professor Destroys MSM Propagandist in Debate: Dr. Jordan Peterson on Male and Female Relationships, Gender Pay Gap, Campus Protests and Postmodernism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Justin Deschamps

The issues presented in the below video are heavily sensationalized in the mainstream media, and weaponized by the propagandists against the free thinkers of our world. Corruption, prejudice, and bigotry exist seemingly everywhere in our society. In our desire for change, we mustn't be tempted to be unthinking. But this is precisely what the powers that be want us to do.
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Global Warming Less Likely to Be Catastrophic, Says New Nature Study "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

That would mean more time to address whatever problems man-made climate change may cause

Alex Parfenov/DreamstimeProbably the most vexing problem in climate change science is determining how hot the planet would become if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles from it pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million. Known as equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS), the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Changes Fifth Assessment Report put the likely range of ECS as being between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees Celsius.

The current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is around 403 parts per million. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now increasing annually at about 3 parts per million. If that rate of increase keeps up, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will double by the end of the century.

As bad as an increase of 4.5 degrees Celsius


Bitcoin Mining Isnt an Environmental Armageddon : Credit Suisse Report "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post Bitcoin Mining Isnt an Environmental Armageddon : Credit Suisse Report appeared first on CCN

A Credit Suisse report downplayed fears that the growth of the bitcoin mining industry would initiate an environmental armageddon. Bitcoin Mining Not an Environmental Armageddon The emergence of bitcoin as an economic force has had a correlative effect on the bitcoin mining industry, as increased profitability has attracted more miners to the ecosystem. This increased Continued

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Intuitive Astrology: Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse January 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

January 31st, 2018 brings us an extremely potent Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse in the sign of Leo.

Lets first break down the meaning of the name of this Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse-

Super: A Super Moon happens when the Full Moon is closest to Earth. This Lunar Eclipse is going to be nice and close to Earth, which means visibility will be high and its energetic effects will be strong.

Blood: A Blood Moon is just another name for a Total Lunar Eclipse. This is because a Total Eclipse gives the Moon a reddish glow. Blood Moons are quite rare, and we havent had one since 2014.

Blue: A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon of the month. Whenever there are two Full Moons in a month, the second is referred to as a Blue Moon. This is also an extremely rare occurrence and makes this Eclipse particularly significant.

Phew! Just to put it into context, the last time we experienced a Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse was 150 years ago.

Whenever we have a rare celestial event such as this, we feel the energy strongly and it has the potential to cause huge ripples and waves in our lives.

Eclipses always come in cycles, and this Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse is linked to the Eclipses back in February and August of 2017.

This means that whatever lessons or themes were brewing for you around that time are now coming to an end, and you will be able to bring closure and resolution to those energies.

Think back to what was stirring for you especially during the Total Solar Eclipse that happened on August 21st, 2017.

It is likely that whatever the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse brought into your life is now being wrapped up, resolved and put to rest.

When thinking back to what was stirring for you, pay attention to what was unfolding on a spiritual and emotional level, not just on a physical or external one.

2017 was a transformative year for a lot people, and perhaps the months since the August Total Solar Eclipse have allowed things to move in a new direction for you.

The January Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse is not only going to help bring resolution and closure to the last half of 2017, it is also going to open and activate a new energy that we are all going to be working with until the next round of Eclipses in July and August 2018.

Eclipses often bring turning points in our lives. They are often an instig...


Impairment of learning and memory in mouse offspring induced by perinatal fluoride exposure may partly result from the enhanced miR-124 and miR-132. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Chemosphere. 2018 Jan 8 ;197:117-122. Epub 2018 Jan 8. PMID: 29334651 Abstract Title:  Effects of perinatal fluoride exposure on the expressions of miR-124 and miR-132 in hippocampus of mouse pups. Abstract:  To investigate the effects of perinatal fluoride exposure on learning and memory ability of mouse offspring, ICR female mice were received different doses of sodium fluoride (0, 25, 50, 100mg/L NaF) from pregnant day 7 to lactational day 21. Pups were exposed to fluoride through the cord blood and breast milk. Open field test showed that compared to the control group, perinatal fluoride exposure significantly decreased the number of entries into the center zone in 100mg/L NaF group. In the eight-arm maze test, the number of working memory errors, reference memory errors, and the total arm entries were significantly increased in fluoride treatment groups, compared to the control group. Additionally, 100mg/L NaF significantly elevated the expression levels of miR-124, miR-132, and DiGeorge syndrome chromosomal region 8 (DGCR8) in hippocampus of mouse pups at postnatal day (PND) 21. Contrarily, methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) were dramatically reduced in 50 and 100mg/L NaF groups, while cAMP-response element binding protein (CREB) mRNA level was significantlydecreased in all fluoride groups. These findings suggested that the impairment of learning and memory in mouse offspring induced by perinatal fluoride exposure may partly result from the enhanced miR-124 and miR-132 and the alterations of their target genes.

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Grocery Bag Dispenser Holder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Finally a solution for those disposable grocery bags!

This DIY Grocery bag dispensers stores, dispenses and holds bags - the perfect solution for reusing those plastic grocery bags.

We are donating a Warm Up Shack to our Community Ice Rink.  There is no budget for daily janitorial, so I knew better than to include a trash can without having a designated means to take the trash out.  So I racked my brain - How could we create a system that enabled people to pack their own trash?  And one that doesn't cost our community any extra money?

Of course we use reuseable grocery bags, but inevitably, everyone ends up with some plastic grocery bags.  I can't stand throwing them away, so will use them in bathroom trash cans and keep a few in the car and in my diaper bag (when we are in the diaper years).  They can be quite handy for dealing with trash.

So I came up with this - 

Plastic grocery bags can be stuffed in from the top.  Bags can be dispensed out the front.  And two knobs can be used to hold the bag up when in use as a trash can.

We've already used it a few times, and the system works!  It's too easy to pack your own trash this way, and I'm confident this system will be very help to users of the Skate Shack.

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Who Wants a Big Gas Tax Hike? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christian Delbert/Dreamstime.comAs the Trump administration prepares its plan on how to deliver the $1 trillion infrastructure investment that it keeps promising, some voices are calling for a steep hike in the federal gas tax.

On Thursday the Chamber of Commerce unveiled its set of infrastructure policy priorities. It included a whopping 140 percent increase in the federal gas tax, from 18.4 cents per gallon to 43.4 cents per gallon. The Chamber estimates that this will bring in an additional $394 billion in revenue over the next decade.

Its the simplest, fairest, and most effective way to raise the money we need for roads, bridges, and transit, the groups president, Tom Donahue, said in a speech yesterday. Our leaders need to stop hiding behind the fallacy that this cant be done and just go do it.

Long been a priority of American businesses interests, a higher gas tax has also attracted


A Somber Commemoration of the Partition of India, 70 Years Later "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zarina, Abyss (2013), woodcut on BFK light paper mounted on Somerset Antique paper, edition of 20 with two artists proofs and one printers proof, 16 3/4 x 13 inches (photo by Farzad Owrang, Zarina; courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York)

In her exhibition Dark Roads, Zarina Hashmi commemorates the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India that created the nations of Pakistan, and later, Bangladesh. Zarina born in 1937 in Aligarh, a city in north India, and who now lives in New York prefers to go by her first name. Along with co-curator Alexandra Chang at the Asian/Pacific/American (APA) Institute at New York University, she selected works from the past three decades that speak directly to the ongoing impact of the upheavals resulting from Partition, as well as the underlying disruptions created by colonial powers, subsequent wars, and internal divisions.

Zarinas etchings, woodcut prints, and handmade paper sculptural works circle around her personal narrative of displacement and her own subjectivity. As she put it in an interview last year, her works are colored by the vocabulary of flight, borders, what it is to be separated from your family, and the realities of being a peripatetic, dissident other in the US. But her work also reflects on the exodus of contemporary refugees, exiles, and migrants from locations where power, resources, territories, and borders are contested.



SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Why has it been delayed? When will it launch? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

SPACEXs Falcon Heavy rocket test has been pushed back multiple times but is still due to make its debut flight in the coming weeks. But why has the launch been delayed and when is the new launch date?


Trading Bots to Govern an Investment Strategy of Newly Created Decentralized Autonomous Funds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NaPoleonX is introducing Decentralized Autonomous Fund to make investing in both cryptocurrencies and conventional assets on the same platform possible and robust. #SPONSORED

Rotating shift work was associated with obesity in men from northeastern Ontario. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can. 2017 Aug ;37(8):238-247. PMID: 28800293 Abstract Title:  Rotating shift work associated with obesity in men from northeastern Ontario. Abstract:  INTRODUCTION: While some studies have suggested associations between shift work and obesity, few have been population-based or considered multiple shift schedules. Since obesity is linked with several chronic health conditions, understanding which types of shift work influence obesity is important and additional work with more detailed exposure assessment of shift work is warranted.METHODS: Using multivariate polytomous logistic regression, we investigated the associations between shift work (evening/night, rotating and other shift schedules) and overweight and obesity as measured by body mass index cross-sectionally among 1561 men. These men had previously participated as population controls in a prostate cancer case-control study conducted in northeastern Ontario from 1995 to 1999. We obtained information on work history (including shift work), height and weight from the existing self-reported questionnaire data.RESULTS: We observed an association for ever (vs. never) having been employed in rotating shift work for both the overweight (OR [odds ratio] = 1.34; 95% CI [confidence interval]: 1.05-1.73) and obese (OR = 1.57; 95% CI: 1.12-2.21) groups. We also observed nonsignificant associations for ever (vs. never) having been employed in permanent evening/night shifts. In addition, we found a significant trend of increased risk for both overweight and obesity with increasing duration of rotating shift work.CONCLUSION: Both the positive association between rotating shift work and obesity and the suggested positive association for permanent evening/night shift work in this study are consistent with previous findings. Future population-based research that is able to build on our results while examining additional shift work characteristics will further clarify whether some shift patterns have a greater impact on obesity than others.

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The question of when human life begins is still a point of contention for some "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The science has been obscured in philosophy, but the question is settled. The question of when a human life begins is a strictly scientific one and one for which the scientific community has had an empirical, internationally acknowledged answer for a very long time. For more than a century, the field of human embryology has documented that in human sexual reproduction a new, whole, individual, living human being begins to exist at "first contact" between a sperm and an oocyte/"egg" (the beginning of the process known as fertilization.) Immediately when these two mere cells make first contact and fuse, organism proteins and enzymes specific to humans are produced. One new single-cell human being with his or her own new, unique, and complete set of human DNA begins to exist. This is an internationally recognized empirical fact that has been documented by the Carnegie Stages of Early Human Embryonic Development since 1942, and updated every year since then to the present by the international nomenclature committee (FIPAT). The 23 Carnegie Stages cover human development during the eight-week embryonic period, and a new human being is represented by Carnegie Stage 1a.


These 20+ Controversial Illustrations Show Disney Characters in the Modern World [NSFW] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of the reasons we, as humans, are so delighted by the imagination of Walt Disney is because the idea of finding Happily Ever After feels good. While it is possible for each individual to find a suitable significant other, secure work that pays well and affords freedom, and grow a healthy, loving family, it is rare in the modern world.

Anger, greed, fear, and selfishness have led to war, famine, suppression of freedoms, and psychological warfare being waged on the masses. As a result, most people are prone to react rather than respond, and that makes the task of creating a happy ending more challenging than ever.

Credit: Jos Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

One individual who desires to explore this reality while, at the same time, assessing the collectives tolerance levels, is Jos Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros. The Mexican visual artist, who specializes in pop culture, imagined bright and colorful Disney characters as real-life people in the modern world. The result, as you may imagine, is disturbing and impactful.

According to Bored Panda, Rodolfo put the characters in unorthodox situations to explore the general theme of loss of innocence. Belle of Beauty and the Beast, for instance, battles an eating disorder. The princes, on the other hand, find true love with each other. Lady from Lady and the Tramp is shown as a dog, going to the bathroom. And on, and on, and on.

With the controversial artwork, Rodolfo wants to raise the issue of what would happen with our classic characters if they were flesh and blood and were confronted by a frenetic and excessive world of fame, how many of them would prove to be susceptible to the excesses of drugs, alcohol, harassment or...


How I Continued to Grow after the Worst Harassment of my Career. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Get comfortable with holding others accountable. Its not easy, but its necessary---especially as a woman. There is freedom on the other side of fear. We ha


Scientists use AI to predict when you will die with 90% accuracy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

RESEARCHERS at Stanford University have developed a computer system that uses Artificial Intelligence to predict the death of hospital patients with an astonishing 90 percent accuracy rate.


The Office of National Drug Control Policy Is on the Chopping Block Again. Heres Why Thats Not a Bad Thing. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ONDCP-funded ads are good for memes and little else. Photo courtesy of U.S. taxpayersPresident Donald Trump is poised yet again to slash the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Politico reports.

The plan reportedly involves moving the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) grant to the Department of Justice (DOJ), and moving the Drug Free Communities grant to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That reshuffling makes sense (even if the programs themselves dont) as the DEA has 600 agents working on HIDTA and HHS reviews applications for Drug Free Communities. Some ONDCP staff would remain in place to consult the White House, which seems redundant in light of the expertise provided by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Kellyanne Conway. (Conway was recently promoted from talking head to leader of the White House Opioid Crisis Team, or whatever its officially called.)

Yet for some


Research Finds Male Infertility May be One of the Side Effects of Ibuprofen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

A team of Danish and French researchers have found that ibuprofen may be one of the culprits responsible for male infertility. The study showed that daily intake of the drug creates a hormonal condition associated with impaired fertility, depression and increased risk of cardiovascular events.

New Research Raises Ibuprofen Safety Concerns

Ibuprofen is one of the most common over-the-counter pain relief medicines. The medical industry categorizes it as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). Because the drug is readily available without a prescription, most people think its safe. As well, with OTC drugs there is typically no medical professional to raise attention to the potential side-effects of the drug.

Scientific research has already implicated ibuprofen as having some negative effects on our health. Now, this new clinical study has found that ibuprofen may be one of the causes of male infertility. The research team writes:

Using a unique combination of a randomized, controlled clinical trial and ex vivo and in vitro approaches, we report a univocal depression of important aspects of testicular function, including testosterone production, after use of over-the-counter ibuprofen.

They add:

The study shows that ibuprofen use results in selective transcriptional repression of endocrine cells in the human testis. This repression results in the elevation of the stimulatory pituitary hormones, resulting in a state of compensated hypogonadism, a disorder associated with adverse reproductive and physical health disorders.

Side Effects of Ibuprofen May Include Risk of Male Infertility

Bernard Jgou, director of the Institute of Research in Environmental and Occupational Health in France, was one of the authors of the study. In an interview with CNN, he explained the research process:...


Photographer Captures Busy But Beautiful City Streets Unique to Tokyo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tokyo at night

Photographer Tatsuto Shibata (known as _deepsky on Instagram) is known for his ability to capture the spirit of modern Tokyo. From the chaotic main avenues to quiet side streets, Shibata's photographs show just how multi-faceted the metropolis really is.

Even oft-photographed spaces, such as the expansive crosswalks of Ginza, take on a new dimension through his lens. Shooting at the perfect time of day, his aerial perspective captures the elongated shadows of commuters and tourists, providing a dynamic light and shade to the composition. Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world and it is always crowded, the photographer tells My Modern Met via email. Everyone is hustle and bustle. I enjoy photographing the chaotic street views of Tokyo.

But for every chaotic view, Shibata manages to sneak in some quiet moments on the side streets of Shinjuku or the reflective beauty of colorful fireworks. Look through his feed and you'll discover there's more than just Tokyo in his repertoire. Shibata travels far and wide, whether south down to Kyoto, within Asia to South Korea and China or across the ocean to New York City. No matter the location, he manages to frame the scene perfectly, transporting his followers to each city.

Tatsuto Shibata is a Tokyo-based photographer who explores the chaotic streets of the city.
culture in Tokyo



Journalist Ben Swann Is finally returning using DASH cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After nearly a year of silence on social media, journalist Ben Swann is preparing to make his triumphant return using the popular DASH cryptocurrency. On February 1, 2017, award-winning journalist Ben Swann "went dark" as his social media accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere were suddenly deactivated. Swann is a well-known local journalist at CBS46 in Atlanta, as well as a viral Internet sensation for his Reality Check investigative reports. Swann's Reality Check reports began to garner attention around the 2012 U.S. election and have continued to gain millions of views while questioning the mainstream narrative.

Journalist Ben Swann is finally returning using DASH cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After nearly a year of silence on social media, journalist Ben Swann is preparing to make his triumphant return using the popular DASH cryptocurrency. On February 1, 2017, award-winning journalist Ben Swann "went dark" as his social media accounts on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere were suddenly deactivated. Swann is a well-known local journalist at CBS46 in Atlanta, as well as a viral Internet sensation for his Reality Check investigative reports. Swann's Reality Check reports began to garner attention around the 2012 U.S. election and have continued to gain millions of views while questioning the mainstream narrative.


45 Percent Of Puerto Rico Still Without Electricity, 4 Months After Storm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Screen capture:

More than one-fourth of Puerto Rico still lacks electricity four months after Hurricane Maria struck the island.

Around 45 percent of the neighborhoods on the island still have no electric service, CBS correspondent David Begnaud tweeted on Wednesday. The current electric grid only serves 55 percent of the island even though 81 percent of the power generation has been resorted., he reported.

Electricity has been out so long that students at the Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan jumped for joy when the lights came back on, ABC News reported. The school was without power for 112 days after Maria struck on Sept. 20, 2017.

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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and the federal government might be making the situation worse by hoarding materials needed to rebuild power lines, The Intercept


Mint Press- FBI Whistleblower on Pierre Omidyar and His Campaign to Neuter Wikileaks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mid-November, 2017   The Daily Beast ran an exclusive report detailing how the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) was set to break ties with WikiLeaks amidst concerns among the foundations board, which includes such well-known figures as Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, John Cusack and Glenn Greenwald, among others. The news was confirmed less than a month later when the nonprofits board officially voted to stop accepting U.S. donations for WikiLeaks, which had been blacklisted for years by Visa, MasterCard and PayPal after publishing leaked U.S. government documents provided by Chelsea Manning.

Even though the FPF had been founded to allow WikiLeaks to circumvent the banking blockade which, according to WikiLeaks, sapped nearly 95% of the transparency organizations funds the boards decision to end its founding mission was unanimous.

Last Monday, the FPF made it official, severing its ties with WikiLeaks, leaving it to rely on cryptocurrencies and other esoteric means of funding in order to get around the banking blockade. Journalist Trevor Timm, the FPFs director, told WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange in an email that the foundations reason for ending the partnership was that the financial blockade by the major payment processors is no longer in effect, and as such, we will soon cease processing donations on behalf of WikiLeaks readers.

The financial censorship of WikiLeaks is ongoing in various ways, as is our litigation in response, Assange told Timm in response, adding that:

The FPF faces criticism for receiving donations on our behalf, but that is its function. If it bows to political pressure it becomes part of the problem it was designed to solve and yet another spurious free-speech organization of which there are plenty.

Assange had made the exchange public by publishing it on his personal Twitter, but it has since been deleted.

Indeed, the pressure against WikiLeaks has reached fever pitch, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling Assanges arrest...


Bitcoin Price Analysis: Potential Bearish Continuation Sets Up Lower Lows "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Price Analysis

Shortly after a sharp drop from the mid $14,000 to the lower $9,000s, bitcoin saw a strong bounce to the upper $11,000s. At the time of this article, bitcoin appears to be consolidating and is ready to make its next move:


Figure 1: BTC-USD, 1 Day Candles, Macro View

In the previous BTC market analysis, we discussed the distribution trading range the market fell out of as it reached for lower support boundaries. Ultimately, it found support on the macro 50% retracement values near $10,000. Once it broke south of the trading range, the price fell sharply and with high volume:

Figure 2: BTC-USD, 15 Minute Candles, Current Support and Resistance Levels

After bouncing off the macro 50% values, the market rallied and ultimately tested the linear trendline shown in Figure 1. Now, after several failed attempts to break the linear trendlines resistance, the market finds itself in a consolidation pattern where it decides where it will move next.


Figure 3: BTC-USD, 60 Minute Candles, Potential Be...


US Attorney Drops 129 Trump Inauguration Protest Cases, 59 Still Face Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Unicorn Riot

EF!J Editors Note: Content Warning: mention of sexual violence

Washington, DC A legal filing submitted today by the US Attorneys Office (USAO) indicate that the federal government has drastically reduced the scope of the prosecution of people mass arrested during Donald Trumps presidential inauguration on January 20 , 2017 (J20). The government will no longer bring charges against 129 of the almost 200 people previously indicted based on their presence at an anti-capitalist and anti-fascist march that was violently herded into a police trap. 59 people still have trial dates scattered throughout this year and face charges carrying up to 60 years in prison.

The motion filed by Assistant US Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff claims that the smaller remaining group of defendants still face charges due to their alleged involvement in identifiable acts of destruction, violence, or other assaultive conduct. 

The superseding indictment behind the case contains little to no particularized evidence against named defendants, and instead asserts collective guilt based on black clothing, anti-capitalist chants, and the fact that the protest march was moving as a group. 

This claim of collective guilt was contested by defendant Elizabeth Lagesse, who said she was a little bit confused that im still on the list. I dont fit any of the criteria that they listed and I have absolutely no idea what their justification is. 

Last month, defense counsel submitted a...


Fluoride depletes acidogenic taxa in oral but not gut microbial communities in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  mSystems. 2017 Jul-Aug;2(4). Epub 2017 Aug 8. PMID: 28808691 Abstract Title:  Fluoride Depletes Acidogenic Taxa in Oral but Not Gut Microbial Communities in Mice. Abstract:  Fluoridation of drinking water and dental products prevents dental caries primarily by inhibiting energy harvest in oral cariogenic bacteria (such as Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis), thus leading to their depletion. However, the extent to which oral and gut microbial communities are affected by host fluoride exposure has been underexplored. In this study, we modeled human fluoride exposures to municipal water and dental products by treating mice with low or high levels of fluoride over a 12-week period. We then used 16S rRNA gene amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing to assess fluoride's effects on oral and gut microbiome composition and function. In both the low- and high-fluoride groups, several operational taxonomic units (OTUs) belonging to acidogenic bacterial genera (such as Parabacteroides, Bacteroides, and Bilophila) were depleted in the oral community. In addition, fluoride-associated changes in oral community composition resulted in depletion of gene families involved in central carbon metabolism and energy harvest (2-oxoglutarate ferredoxin oxidoreductase, succinate dehydrogenase, and the glyoxylate cycle). In contrast, fluoride treatment did not induce a significant shift in gut microbial community composition or function in our mouse model, possibly due to absorption in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Fluoride-associated perturbations thus appeared to have a selective effect on the composition of the oral but not gut microbial community in mice. Future studies will be necessary to understand possible implications of fluoride exposure for the human microbiome. IMPORTANCE Fluoride has been added to drinking water and dental products since the 1950s. The beneficial effects of fluoride on oral health are due to its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause dental caries. Despite widespread human consumption of fluoride, there have been only two studies of humans that considered the effect of fluoride on human-associated microbial communities, which are increasingly understood to play important roles in health and disease. Notably, neither of these studies included a true cross-sectional control lacking fluoride exposure, as study subjects continued baseline fluoride treatment in their daily dental hygiene routines. To our knowledge, this work (in mice) is the first controlled study to assess the independent effects of fluoride exposure on the oral and gut microbial communities. Investigating how fluoride interacts with host-associated microbial communities in this controlled setting represents an effort toward understanding how common environmental exposures...


Senate Votes To Reauthorize NSA Spying Program "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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While most Congressional observers are focused on the battle to avert a weekend government shutdown (an outcome thats looking increasingly likely), the Senate on Thursday quietly passed an extension of the NSAs spying surveillance program, sending the bill to the presidents desk a week after the House voted to authorize the controversial plan.   Even President []

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Wading through the Muck of Anxiety. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This folks, is what they call morbid obsessive compulsive thinking. Every night before I went to bed, I combed through every interaction I had and fou


Ancient Sanskrit Reveals the 9 Rules for Being Human "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of the questions that has puzzled the greatest minds in history is What is the meaning of life?. What is our true purpose on this earth, why are we here? Chances are youll get a different answer from almost every single person. Some people believe that money will help them find the answer, so... View Article

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Legal Challenges Filed Targeting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Approvals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Charlottesville, VA  The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Appalachian Mountain Advocates, on behalf of a coalition of community and conservation groups, filed a legal challenge to the Virginia State Water Control Boards approval of a water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. While the Boards decision postponed the effectiveness of the certification pending completion of important studies, Virginia has treated the decision as final. The groups had to file this challenge now to meet a deadline under state law. In its current state, the certification does not adequately assess the impacts of the project on water quality in Virginia sufficiently to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

This is one in a long series of bad decisions that shines a light on the systematically flawed review process for this dangerous project, said Executive Director Lew Freeman of the Alleghany Blue Ridge Alliance, which represents a number of the plaintiff organizations. A pipeline that cuts through Virginias precious rivers and streams should be held to the highest standards and the people of the Commonwealth deserve that protection.

Just last December, the Virginia State Water Control Board voted 4-3 to approve a water quality certification for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline even though the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) failed to provide the critical information the Board needed to ensure water quality will be protected in Virginia. This challenge filed by SELC and Appalachian Mountain Advocates on behalf of a strong coalition initiates judicial review of the decision in federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. The coalition includes: Appalachian Voices, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Cowpasture River Preservation Association, Friends of Buckingham, Highlanders for Responsible Development, Jackson River Preservation Association, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, Shenandoah Riverkeeper, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, Shenandoah Valley Network, the Sierra Club, Virginia Wilderness Committee, and Wild Virginia.

The Virginia State Water Control Board had a clear duty to look at all potential impacts to state waters from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and make sure our water quality standards are upheld. Instead, the Board went along with the DEQs approach of arbitrarily segmenting its review and shirking its legal duties, said David Sligh, Conservation Director of Wild Virginia. This approach was clearly constructed by DEQ to avoid the conclusion that would come from a scientifically valid assessment that this project cannot be built as proposed in a way that protects our waters and our communities.

The Board may have another opportunity to deny certification once DEQ completes review of several critically important plans submitted by Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC. DEQ has not made public the....


Venezuela Blasts 'False' White Paper for Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Venezuelan officials have denied claims that the petro token's white paper has been released, calling such claims "false information."


Rocket launch over Japan looks just like California UFO reports "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Remember when the pre-dawn SpaceX launch from Vandenberg just before Christmas created a flurry of UFO reports in Southern California? Now its Japans turn. On Jan. 18th, the Japanese space agency JAXA launched a small rocket from the Uchinoura Space Center. It made a big display. Japanese artist and photographer Kagaya captured dramatic images of the rockets exhaust


Two Indigenous Activists Lock Shut Doors of Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Warrior Publications

Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas and Shawna Green have been arrested for refusing to remove themselves from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office, situated on unceded WSANEC territories (near Victoria, BC).

After a complete dismissal of their demands for justice from the federal and provincial governments, they have said enough is enough. This action was carried out in solidarity with the many indigenous nations opposing the illegal fish farms, which are contaminating their unceded territories and destroying wild salmon populations at a devastating rate.

Meanwhile, along with other constitutional violations, the DFO are currently in direct violation of a 2015 Supreme Court order mandating they stop allowing the transfer and foreign holding of diseased Atlantic fish in the migratory backeddies of wild pacific salmon, which they have a duty to protect.


Why we Should leave a Little Room to Dream. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I realized later in life that John told me his order not because he thought I didnt know it, but because when he walked into that coffee shop, he saw a lost


This study identified increased risks for prostate cancer among men with employment in shift or night work. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Scand J Work Environ Health. 2017 Nov 1 ;43(6):560-568. Epub 2017 Sep 7. PMID: 28879368 Abstract Title:  Shift work and the incidence of prostate cancer: a 10-year follow-up of a German population-based cohort study. Abstract:  Objectives We investigated the association of shift and night work with the incidence of prostate cancer using data of the population-based prospective Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study from the highly industrialized Ruhr area in Germany. Methods Participants of the baseline survey were recruited between 2000-2003. A follow-up survey including, a detailed interview on shift and night work, was conducted from 2011-2014. We included 1757 men who did not report a history of prostate cancer at baseline. We assessed shift- and night-work exposure up to time of the baseline interview. Incident prostate cancers were recorded from baseline through September 2014. We calculated hazard ratios (HR) of shift- and night-work exposure using Cox proportional hazards regression with age at event as timescale, adjusting for smoking status, family history of prostate cancer, education (13, 14-17, 18 years), and equivalent income (low, medium, high). Results We observed a twofold increased HR for prostate cancer among shift and night workers. Ever employment in shift work was associated with HR 2.29, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.43-3.67 and night work with HR 2.27, 95% CI 1.42-3.64. HR increased steadily with duration of employment in shift or night work. Stratifying analyses by preferred midpoint of sleep, yielded strongly elevated HR among subjects with early sleep preference, although these analyses were limited by small number of cases. Conclusions We identified increased risks for prostate cancer among men with employment in shift or night work. HR were strongly elevated among long-term employed shift workers and men with early preferred midpoint of sleep.

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Two New Services Could Help Investors Rate Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency Rating Services Launched

Increasing interest in cryptocurrencies has led to an influx of new investors. Unlike traditional markets, there are few tools that can help people make informed decisions, a situation that has already begun to claim victims in a particularly volatile environment.

In separate announcements, Weiss Ratings and Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) have announced the introduction of new financial tools to help investors navigate the cryptocurrency market and make smarter investments.

Weiss Ratings, an established independent rating agency of financial institutions, says they will begin issuing ratings for cryptocurrencies on January 24, 2018, to help investors make informed decisions.

ICE, an operator of a network of global futures, equity and equity options exchanges, is partnering with blockchain technology provider Blockstream to launch the Cryptocurrency Data Feed (CDF).

Weiss Ratings Takes On Cryptocurrencies

Founded in 1971, Weiss is an independent rating agency of financial institutions. They will begin issuing letter grades for cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, NEM, Litecoin, Stellar, EOS, IOTA, Dash, NEO, TRON, Monero, Bitcoin Gold and many others.

According to Weiss Ratings founder Martin Weiss,....


Water Protector Red Fawn Fallis Back in Jail After Thursday Arrest "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Native News Online

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA Red Fawn Fallis, the woman arrested for allegedly firing three shots at Standing Rock during a confrontation with law enforcement in October 2016, is back in jail on Thursday night.

Fallis, who reportedly will enter a plea agreement on Monday for the 2016 incident at Standing Rock, was arrested by U.S. Marshalls at Centre, Inc. in Fargo, North Dakota for allegedly not being where she was supposed to be earlier in the day, according to sources.

She was arrested without incident after about 5:00 p.m. after a federal warrant was issued.

The warrant was issued based on a petition filed by Fallis pretrial services officer late Thursday afternoon. The petition states The defendant signed out of Centre Inc. at 8:05 this morning to attend her GED courses at the Adult Learning Center located at 1305 9th Ave South in Fargo, North Dakota.

At 2:24 p.m., Centre staff went to the Adult Learning Center and the defendant was not present. Centre staff asked the Adult Learning Center staff if the defendant was present on Thursday and were told that the defendant did not attend class. A source tells Native News Online, there was a miscommunication between Fallis and Centre officials.

The news of a plea agreement was announced on Tuesday.

Fallis is being held in the Cass County Detention Center pending an appearance in court.


A Statement From Some Squatters of the ZAD "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

submitted to Earth First! Newswire

Letter to the local committees, the supporters of this movement, and to all those who recognize themselves in the movement against the airport and its world

Monday, January 15, 2018

We are witnessing these last weeks a stream of media statements about the zad in notre-dame-deslandes, france and its future airport or not, evictions or not, new Larzac or not, blah blah. Suffice to say that we do not necessarily find ourselves in these statements, or not at all, or our ideas are on the contrary. Some feedback lead us to believe that it is not always very clear, for the members of the local committees, the supports and the sympathizers, especially those who are far away, geographically, from the zone. This letter is addressed to you, because we want to explain what we understand about the situation, and also to carry a different voice than those most heard in the mdia. WE, we are a bunch of inhabitants / squatters, of different places of the zad, who do not always have the same positions, but often meet on the common ground that the zad retains a certain radicality which is not only of image, keeping it a place where everyone can find their place in what is happening there.

Where we are?

During the past year, relations between the various components of the movement against the airport and the squatters have not been simplified. It was more a time of tension, on the bases of mutual misunderstandings and / or political disagreements. Some, however, continue to maintain and build bridges between these realities that rub against each other and clash. Its more than complicated, and at the same time exciting. We would not trade it for anything in the world with a boxed in life. But it imposes us a lot of questions wed like to share, and its hard to tell all that without going into details.

Even if these frictions are not new, the prospect of abandoning the airport, which seems to be suggested by the mediation report, puts additional pressure around these conflicts. Yet the challenge of thinking together about the future of the area remains fundamental...


Oh noes! Increased carbon dioxide making more flowers in tropical forests "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY and the but wait, all climate change must be bad! department. Climate change linked to more flowery forests, FSU study shows TALLAHASSEE, Fla. New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. FSU


Pipeline Opponents Announce Boycott of Hogan Administrations Flawed Review Process for the Potomac Pipeline Carrying Fracked Gas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hogan Administration appears ready to hand over to Trump officials the environmental review process for TransCanadas dangerous pipeline through Maryland.

In first action of its kind under Governor Hogan, key environmental groups including Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Potomac Riverkeeper and others to boycott flawed regulatory process

ANNAPOLIS, MD- Today, a coalition of environmental organizations released a letter announcing they will boycott Governor Hogans review process for the proposed Potomac Pipeline for fracked gas.

The letter explained how the Hogan Administration is failing to take adequate protective measures regarding the controversial Potomac Pipeline, officially known as the Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project, a project of TransCanada. The pipeline would transport fracked gas from Pennsylvania to West Virginia through Maryland underneath the Potomac River. Watch the Facebook Live stream here.

The Administration has to-date failed to announce that it will do its own careful review of the pipeline as it passes through the state and under the C&O Canal and the Potomac River. The pipeline could potentially affect the drinking water for 6 million people in the region. Unless the Hogan Administration immediately launches its own 401 Certification process that looks cumulatively at the impacts to Marylands water from this pipeline, the Governor will be handing over key regulatory powers to the Trump Administration.

Hogan would rather trust the Trump administration than listen to his own constituents, said Mike Tidwell, Chesapeake Climate Action Network. We have asked the Governor for months to hold a transparent process with full citizen input on all major water quality issues, and he simply refuses. We have been left no choice but to boycott his dangerous and inadequate regulatory process, and ask all Marylanders to join...


James Corbett: The Bitcoin Psyop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yes, the blockchain is truly revolutionary. Yes, bitcoin is Tulipmania 2.0. Yes, cryptocurrency is a nail in the coffin of the bankster parasites. Yes, digital currency is a tool of the totalitarian tyrants. No, these statements are not contradictory. But dont worry if you think they are. Youre just a victim of The Bitcoin Psyop. []

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Two Native women arrested after locking DFO offices "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dawna arrest

Tsastilqualus is arrested by Saanich police, Jan 18, 2018.

via Facebook, January 18, 2018

Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas and Shawna Green have been arrested for refusing to remove themselves from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office, situated on unceded WSANEC territories (near Victoria, BC).



NASA 2017 was 2nd warmest year, NOAA says 3rd warmest, El Nio a major warming influence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From NASA Goddard: Earths global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planets long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASAs Goddard Institute for


Shaka Daniel: Cryptocurrency Crash! Is This A Key Entry Point? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Shaka Daniel: Cryptocurrency Crash! Is This A Key Entry Point? Video Future Money Trends Video Source

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Dollar Dumping in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dollar Dumping in 2018

Dear Reader,

The dollar is at its weakest level in more than 3 years.

Its even breaking down against the Chinese yuan and is likely headed below 6-to-1 for the first time ever!

When looking at ALL previous commodity cycles, historically, this is exactly where you want commodities to be when you buy.Commodities are just as cheap relative to stocks as they were at other historical turning points.

The economic indicators are also extremely bullish, and the demand we will see for this next cycle upwards will be far greater than any prior bull market.

According to data compiled by Mizuho Securities, China has now tied the U.S. in terms of domestic retail sales.

In some key areas, China is far ahead of the U.S. now. Take passenger vehicles, for instance: the U.S. sold about 18 million, while China sold 24 million!

The Chinese are also building up real wealth, which could give their economy a Roaring Twenties over the next decade.

Chinas savings rate as a percentage of GDP is over 50%!

The U.S., China, and the entire world are seeing economic growth. You really couldnt ask for a better set-up.

Look for our new commodity plays to be revealed soon!

Cryptocurrency Update for January 16, 2018:
Bitcoin and much of the blockchain world is seeing deep red this morning.I know its not pleasant, but its days...

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