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Sunday, 24 September


Major hailstorm, huge hail accumulations in Teruel, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A major hailstorm hit the city of Teruel and surrounding region in Aragon, eastern Spain on Friday, September 22, 2017. The event lasted up to 30 minutes, paralyzing traffic on some of the most important city roads. The hailstorm which began at about 21:00 CET...... Read more

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Saturday, 23 September


Self-Esteem vs. Self-As-Team: Redefining our Self-Worth. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I believe we actually need to be teaching our children that we are much more than simply what we are good at.



We need a really good honest firearms debate. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As Survivalists do we really envision shooting snare-able vermin?

Does anyone actually intended to defend thier loved ones with a .22 LR Pistol?

Do Y'all actually intend to go afield (into a possible Battle Zone) armed only with a .22 Rifle? (Yup I'm calling out the supposedly venerable 5.56 NATO) As I've pointed out in threads gone by, it actually takes more weight to carry 35 .223 Caliber rounds than two 7.62 NATO rounds, which are about as effective as 70 .223/5.56 NATO rounds in...

We need a really good honest firearms debate.


David Wilcock Update: Personal and Global Attacks Become Lethal: Is the Disclosure War Reaching a Climax? [Part I] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(David WilcockUnprecedented solar emissions. Huge wildfires smoking out the US. Massive earthquakes. Three different monster hurricanes that steered perfectly into Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Damages to the already fragile US economy could easily exceed 1 trillion dollars -- at a time when there is nothing left to restore it with.
Within the UFO / Seeking Truth community, we saw the tragic deaths of Jim Marrs and William Tompkins -- as well as the possible attempted murders of Graham Hancock and David Wilcock, as we will discuss in Part Two.
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Daily Deals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I would like this to be an on-going thread. Many times I will see deals spoke of in the shoutbox. I realize that some members never look in the shoutbox or scroll around and may miss a good sale/deal.

If members find a great sale on ammo, guns, food or a product that Survival Monkeys may find helpful, feel free to post it in here.

Todays deal that I found was:

Wise Company 140-Serving Ultimate Preparedness Pack...

Daily Deals


Smoking fish "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today I planned in smoking some fish I caught in the cast net so I split the fish and guted then I got the fire going and season the fish put in the racks and placed in the smoker it will take 4 to 6 hours depending on the heat


How to write reliable browser tests using Selenium and Node.js "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some wrap the tests in Mocha or Jasmine, and some automate everything with npm or Grunt or Gulp. All of them describe how to install what you need, along with giving a basic working code example. This is very helpful because getting all the different pieces working for the first time can be a challenge.

But they fall short of digging into the details of the many gotchas and best practice of automating your browser testing when using Selenium.

This article continues where those other articles leave off, and will help you to write automated browser tests that are far more reliable and maintainable with the NodeJS Selenium API.

Avoid sleeping

Or it may be because a lot of example code in blog articles and on Q&A sites like StackOverflow make use of it.

Lets say an panel animates from a size of zero, to full size. Lets look.

It happens so quickly you may not notice that the buttons and controls inside the panel are constantly changing size and position.

Heres a slowed down version. Pay attention to the green close button and you can see the changing size and position of the panel.

This is hardly ever a problem for real users because the animation happens so fast. If it were slow enough, like in the second video, and you tried to manually click on the close button while this was happening, you might click the wrong button, or miss the button altogether.

But these animations usually happen so quickly, you never have a chance to do that. Humans just wait for the animation to complete. Not true with Selenium. Its so quick that it can try to click on elements that are still being animated, and you might get an error message like:

System.InvalidOperationException : Element is not clickable at point (326, 792.5)

This is when many programmers will say Aha! Ive got to wait for the animation to finish so Ill just use driver.sleep(1000) to wait for the panel to be usable.

So whats the problem?

The driver.sleep(1000)....



Civil Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Civil Discussion, sometimes I wonder if it is dead. It is mentioned in our Code of Conduct, "We dont mind if you disagree with another member of the board, we just ask that you keep it civil."

So I looked up the definition of civil-
adequate in courtesy and politeness :mannerly

Civil Discussion


How installing Arch Linux brought my old laptop back to life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Got an old computer that is too slow to run Windows? Dont throw it away or sell it. Install Linux on it.

Never used Linux? Its a lot of fun, as long as youre willing to learn and to tinker.

Note that if you do not enjoy tinkering, desktop Linux might not be the best operating system for you.

The Windows and macOS operating systems make systems run slower over time. Apps get more complex as they adapt to the demands for more user-friendly features.

Windows 10 has been better on this front. Microsofts goal to have a universal OS across desktops, tablets, and mobile devices has encouraged them cater to machines with lower specs.

But Im not sure if Apple has that same goal. The new MacBook Pros are slower than many machines that are a third of the price. Many users have complained that El Capitan and Sierra drain more resources after they have upgraded their Macs operating systems.

Thats not inherently a bad thing. I love the care taken to enhance the usability of my Mac. And I love how fast my Windows 10 machine operates, and Ive used Windows since I was seven years old. I consider myself a Windows power user.

Beware, fanboyhood. Stay open-minded. Its foolish to be stuck to either of these operating systems. Theres more to life than the computer you use.

But the planned obsolescence means that people needlessly throw away old Macs and Windows machines. They are too slow to use and new software cannot be installed on them.

I booted up my 2008 MacBook a few weeks ago, and it refused to install Chrome. Wouldnt even touch it with a barge pole. Not cool!

However, Im now writing with a 2009 Acer Aspire 5735. It has a Core 2 Duo processor, with two cores at 2.0GHz. It has 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 500GB HDD. Ive installed a brand new battery, but so far thats the only hardware upgrade.

At the time when my dad bought me this laptop, it was very popular. I loved it. It was a high-spec machine, and it ran very well. I had just started university, and this machine helped me with my studying habits. And in my my free time, it served well for browsing and consuming media. It was a fantastic portable work machine for five years.

It doesnt make any sense to me that it just died. I didnt do any demanding gaming on it, I just wanted to be productive on it.

I want email, I want browsing, I want PHPStorm and DataGrip on my lapt...


Nine in Ten Chinese ICO Projects Have Reimbursed Investors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The cryptocurrency ICO sector is undergoing some major changes in China. Due to the recent crackdown, a lot of companies are forced to reimburse investors. A very tedious process, although there is some decent progress to take note of. More specifically, it appears over 90% of these ICOs have successfully returned money to investors. An Continue reading Nine in Ten Chinese ICO Projects Have Reimbursed Investors

The post Nine in Ten Chinese ICO Projects Have Reimbursed Investors appeared first on NEWSBTC.


SimplyVital Health Pioneers Blockchain Healthcare Ecosystem "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reliable access to patients medical information is a prerequisite for timely and effective healthcare, but the confidential nature of personal data means that healthcare providers often operate within a siloed world creating unintended consequences where patient outcomes come second to data protection concerns. These tensions have led the Connecticut-based company SimplyVital Health (SVH) to create Continue reading SimplyVital Health Pioneers Blockchain Healthcare Ecosystem

The post SimplyVital Health Pioneers Blockchain Healthcare Ecosystem appeared first on NEWSBTC.


Donald Trump on American footballers v Donald Trump on white supremacists "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres what Donald Trump had to say about American footballers who kneel during the national anthem as part of a campaign to begin a debate about police brutality and racial injustice.

And here he is talking about white supremacists a while back.

Leading to lots of comments like this.

More Trump here, if you can stomach it.


The post Donald Trump on American footballers v Donald Trump on white supremacists appeared first on The Poke.


DOVU to Participate in Jaguar Land Rover Hackathon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DOVU, the blockchain transport data initiative, will showcase its software at the forthcoming Jaguar Land Rover Developer Challenge, to be held in Slovakia at the end of the month. The hackathon will take place around the theme of smart mobility, and will feature two specific challenges for developers: a mobile app that will incentivise car Continue reading DOVU to Participate in Jaguar Land Rover Hackathon

The post DOVU to Participate in Jaguar Land Rover Hackathon appeared first on NEWSBTC.


North Korea warns missile attacks on US mainland inevitable "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

North Korea says Donald Trumps labeling of Kim Jong-Un as Rocket Man has made our rockets visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told the United Nations that Mr Trump had committed an irreversible mistake during his speech to the body in New York last week. His comments came after it emerged the US had sent bombers to the North Korean border today in the

closest they have been this century. Foreign Minister Ri said if US lives were lost, Mr Trump will be held totally responsible. Ri, who said Pyongyangs ultimate goal was to establish a balance of power with the U.S., retorted that Trump himself was on a suicide mission after the U.S. president said Kim was on such a mission. READ MORE


BOOM! Austin Police SLAM Violent Masked Antifa Terrorists to the Ground, Make Multiple Arrests "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hundreds of left-wing Antifa terrorists came out to protest a Dixie Freedom Rally in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

The police werent putting up with the violence and slammed masked Antifa terrorists to the ground while making multiple arrests.

The Texas Confederate Militia decided to postpone their rally to a later date because they received violent threats from Antifa. Even though the rally was cancelled, Antifa protested anyway.

Antifa celebrated, claiming the white supremacists cancelled their rally due to the communitys response.

Why are Antifa protesters allowed to show up masked with weapons? If masks were banned and they were declared a domestic terrorist organization, the violence would virtually end.

The Antifa terrorists were screaming at the police officers calling them murderers and violent pigs. They were also calling the cops f*cking psychopaths! as they made arrests.

This is what we get after Obama demonized police officers for 8 years.

Gateway Pundit  9/23/17


Former Congressman Warns That Foreign Countries Could Bribe The Feds To Regulate Drudge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Alex Thomas at The Daily Sheeple


A former Republican Congressman from Colorado has warned that a foreign country could bribe or incentivize the FCC to regulate and rein in popular conservative news outlets, including The Drudge Report.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, in an opinion piece for The Hill, started out his shocking warning by downplaying the so-called Russian actors who may have spent a measly $100,000 with social media giant Facebook in exchange for ads that hurt Hillary Clinton.

Tancredo not only correctly noted that such a small amount of money could not have actually altered the election, he also destroyed the notion that the American establishment is surprised by the idea of a foreign government trying to influence an election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced where is Bill Maher when you really need him? the discovery has raised alarms.

Its ironic, of course, that Americas media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens watchdogs?

The former congressman then gets to the crux of his warning, asking a very pointed question to the reader that unfortunately sounds all too plausible in this day and age.

Could a foreign government such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example bribe or incentivize a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or rein in) conservativ...

Former Congressman Warns That Foreign Countries Could Bribe The Feds To Regulate Drudge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Alex Thomas at The Daily Sheeple


A former Republican Congressman from Colorado has warned that a foreign country could bribe or incentivize the FCC to regulate and rein in popular conservative news outlets, including The Drudge Report.

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, in an opinion piece for The Hill, started out his shocking warning by downplaying the so-called Russian actors who may have spent a measly $100,000 with social media giant Facebook in exchange for ads that hurt Hillary Clinton.

Tancredo not only correctly noted that such a small amount of money could not have actually altered the election, he also destroyed the notion that the American establishment is surprised by the idea of a foreign government trying to influence an election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced where is Bill Maher when you really need him? the discovery has raised alarms.

Its ironic, of course, that Americas media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens watchdogs?

The former congressman then gets to the crux of his warning, asking a very pointed question to the reader that unfortunately sounds all too plausible in this day and age.

Could a foreign government such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example bribe or incentivize a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or rein in) conservative news websites?

The truth could be stranger than fiction if you examine the habits of the federal commissioners who run our regulatory agencies.



Making a short fishing pole out of junk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey all I like to reuse stuff I find or make stuff from junk I find so here is a small fishing pole made from a junk fishing pole that had been broken and thrown away as soon as I seen it I could see a short pan fish pole so here it is.


Proof Pedogate Is Worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(AngieVL is busy exposing pedophilia and child trafficking on a daily basis. The churches seem to be in on it, the government agencies are in on it, the politicians are in on it, the Illuminati bloodlines are in on it, and even the agencies who claim to Protect children, such as Child Protective Services place innocent children in foster families that they KNOW have violent and abusive backgrounds. When it is brought to the CPS caseworkers attention that abuse is taking place, more times than not, they look the other way and allow the abuse to continue.
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Newt: Frightened About the Future of Freedom, 1801 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Landmines "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back in the day, as an infantry officer, some part of my military training and education was spent in mastering mine warfare: Planning, siting, laying, arming, breaching, lifting and disposing of anti personnel and anti vehicle/armour mines.

I knew of the etymological connection of the word - mine to subterranean mining, but not its earliest origins military origins. One aspect of mining, more akin to mining for ore, was to sink shafts and tunnels under curtain walls, keeping pit props...



I Shot My First Wedding and Didnt Mess It All Up. Heres What I Learned. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My name is Alex Hengen, and Im a non-pro, non-wedding photographer. Last year I took a few pictures at my sisters wedding, and my cousin, having his own wedding coming up, saw some of my shots on Facebook and asked if I would photograph their wedding. I agreed.

I had 8 full months to prep. My experience and comfort zone consists mainly of landscapes, astrophotography, and some candid stuff, though I like to push into new styles and subjects to force myself to learn more.

This is going to be a long post, but I want to say a few things for anyone in my situation that this post might help out. Im a wedding photography beginner, so if anyone wants to nitpick or correct, I take no offense. And by no means is this the best post ever, Im simply putting out my thoughts and impressions from my perspective, along with some things I spent a decent amount of time researching.

This isnt definitive and I dont know everything, so apologies if it comes off as a bit know-it-all-ish, I just really felt compelled to put everything I picked up along the way together in a cohesive, easy to digest form, mostly to help anyone in my shoes.

How It All Started

First off, my cousin and his then-fiancee reached out to me, asked me to photograph the wedding, and explained that it would help them out a great deal. They preferred dealing with someone they knew, and it would end up saving them money as well. They asked for my rate, but I explained Id do it for free, as theyre family. They insisted on giving me some money for travel and accommodations, since this was out of town for me, and thats fair.

I set the expectation early in terms of experience, # of shots to expect (~500), time to deliver (under-promised 4-6 weeks, I expect to over-deliver within two), basically everything I could think of. Im confident in my abilities and planning, but I let them know Im not a seasoned wedding pro.

Gear Talk

Lets get the gear talk out of the way early. In my opinion, your gear is important, but not as important as being familiar with it and what it can do (how to change settings quickly on the fly namely aperture and exposure compensation how high you can push your ISO, how a given aperture affects DOF, what your minimum shutter speed should be for handheld for a given lens, how much you know you can push exposure or cropping something when editing, etc)...


Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings with Two New Boards "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today at World Maker Faire New York, Massimo Banzi took stage to unveil two new Arduino boards, the long-range radio (LoRa)-equipped MKR WAN 1300 and the cellular-capable MKR GSM 1400. 

Read more on MAKE

The post Arduino Widens Wireless Offerings with Two New Boards appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


Does Trump just talk funny or did he really know not know his wife was next to him? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Opinion was split this week whether Donald Trump was just a bit stupid or totally insane.

Heres the clip that got people talking. Watch it and let us know what you think.

Was it just a funny turn of phrase? Did he really forget she was stood by him? Or did he mean to say Ivanka instead of Melania (perhaps scariest theory of all)?

Maybe theres a clue to be had the time he got off a plane and walked straight past the car waiting to pick him up.
Or maybe not.


The post Does Trump just talk funny or did he really know not know his wife was next to him? appeared first on The Poke.


4 Best Places to Live Off the Grid for Preppers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Survivor's Fortress
Survivor's Fortress - Prepare for Everything - Ready for Anything

No matter where you are living, or what your survival plans may be, there is no way to tell when and where a major disaster will strike. Even if something happens hundreds of miles away from your current location or distant bug out homestead, problems will eventually spread to almost every area imaginable.  As a []

The post 4 Best Places to Live Off the Grid for Preppers appeared first on Survivor's Fortress.


Pete Turner, Color Photography Icon, Dies at 83 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pete Turner, the American photographer whos recognized as one of the first masters of color photography, has died. He was 83.

The New York Times reports that Turner passed away from cancer at his home on Long Island, New York, on September 18th.

In 2000, Photo District News magazine readers and website visitors voted Turner as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time. Heres what photographer Eric Meola wrote about Turner at the time:

Photographers take pictures with cameras; Pete makes photographs with his imagination. Before Pete, there was nothing modern about photography. The first time I saw one of his photographs, it hit me as though I had been struck by lightning, and with almost as much voltage.

Turner was born in Albany, New York, on May 30th, 1934. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1956, and his color photographs became recognized for their manipulated colors and intensely saturated hues.

Heres a 6.5-minute about Turners work by the George Eastman House:

Over the years, Turner shot a large number of album covers for musicians including some of the most notable jazz albums and assignments for magazines. Here are some of Turners album cover photos:



Probing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After I went to work last night some crack head came buy asking my wife for our WiFi pass word because their truck got repoed and their phone got turned off. Bla bla, bla, not my problem.
All 3 dogs were in and going nuts.
Moma dog is a complety mental pyrenees aussi Sheppard mix. The most agressive of the pack.
Her baby is a non nutered all muscle 80lb mix mut, half of what his mom is plus half newfoundland or st. Barnard mix.
Then my fat old shithook sled dog from northen japan.
She told...



Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Oaxaca, Mexico at 12:53 UTC on September 23, 2017 at a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 6.9 km (4.3...... Read more

Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators...... Read more

Alert level for Aoba (Ambae) volcano raised to second highest, Vanuatu "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Alert Level for Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, was raised to the second highest (4 of 5) on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The activity at the volcano gradually intensified over the past couple of weeks and continues to intensify. The activity forced...... Read more


DEVELOPING: Roads in Mexico City begin Out-Gassing, Appear to be breathing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mexicans are in extreme danger of another, even larger earthquake than the massive M7.1 which struck south of Mexico City earlier this week. Roads in the area have begun Out-Gassing . . . They appear to be

Breathing . . . meaning the earth below is being squeezed so hard, it is venting gas from deep in the earth. The road is literally Breathing! This could very well be a major warning sign of a coming Mega-Quake! CONTINUE


Surviving the Mental Health System: The Difference between Drug-Induced Psychosis & other Mental Illnesses. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I had zero history of mental illness before 17. I was a well-adjusted kid with a bright future. I had a 1360 SAT score and thought I was headed to university in


US flies nuclear-capable B-1B bombers just off coast of North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The US has flown nuclear-capable B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by F-15 fighters off North Koreas coast venturing the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone, separating the two Koreas, in the 21st century, the Pentagons spokesperson said. This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Koreas coast in the 21st century, underscoring the

seriousness with which we take (North Koreas) reckless behavior, said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White. The DMZ is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula near the 38th Parallel, separating North Korea from South Korea. It was created in 1953, following the armistice which ended the Korean War. READ MORE


Heres a new way to learn coding tools and concepts right when you need them "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As a developer, I constantly learn new concepts and tools.

This learning process usually starts when Im coding and I get stuck.

I do a quick Google search and usually end up on a Stack Overflow page that looks like this:

A parody Stack Overflow page.

Then at lunch, I hear all my friends raving about something called functional programming.

Hm I think to myself. I only learned object-oriented programming, and am a bit embarrassed to ask what functional programming is.

So I turn to my laptop. What is functional programming? I ask Google.

And Google tells me to read a Wikipedia article that looks like this:

The Wikipedia entry for functional programming.

Wowthats a lot of big words, links to articles, and footnotes. Entscheidungsproblem? Is that even English?

I just wanted a good enough explanation of what the heck functional programming is.

Introducing the freeCodeCamp Guidegood enough explanations for busy people like you

A screenshot of the freeCodeCamp Guide

This desire for good enough explanations inspired us to build the freeCodeCamp Guide.

The Guide is a searchable reference that aims to cover all concepts related to software development.

The articles are simple enough for non-native English speakers to understand them. Theyre short enough for busy people to read them while taking a few sips of coffee.

A Guide article on the Git Clone command.

Currently, the freeCodeCamp Guide has about 3,000 articles. About half of these are stubstopics that we know are important, but havent had time to write yet.

These articles cover topics that arent part of the freeCodeCamp web development certificates, like SQL:

A screenshot of the freeCodeCamp Guide article on SQLs ALTER TABLE command

And Python:

A screenshot of the freeCodeCamp Guides article on the 8 Python comparison operations.

For our search engine, were using the powerful open source Elasticsearch tool. Not only does this searc...


Camping world "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was paying off my gander mountain card yesterday and figured I should see where I can blow my rewards points.
The only location I can get a 1 for 1 points swap (well 10 points for 1 dollar, everywhere else is 125 to 150 points per dollar) is camping world. All the other gift cards are pretty much useless to me.
You know the camping world where they have the DNC donating blame trump for everything negative CEO (clueless emotional ogar) who went on a diet tribe last month about how trump is...

Camping world


Canons New Virtual Camera Tech is Something Straight Out of Sci-Fi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Intel isnt the only one working on sci-fi-style virtual camera systems for things like sporting events. Canon just announced that its developing a new Free Viewpoint virtual camera system that will let you virtually move around inside a recorded event.

When deployed at a sports stadium or arena, the technology would allow a virtual camera to move around and view the action from pretty much any vantage point in the 3D space. You could go to ground level to watch the action as if you were one of the players, or you could float up above them to check out the birds-eye view.

The system would require a number of high-resolution cameras mounted in various places around the stadium. Each camera is connected to a network and controlled by software. Afterward, the video viewpoints are fed into an image processing engine that turns it into high-resolution 3D spatial data.

Users can freely move a virtual camera around the 3-D space, resulting in video that can be viewed from various different angles and viewpoints, Canon says. The system lets you experience the simulated physical sensation of being among players on the field during a game.

Along with providing a new way to enjoy sporting events, Canon plans to explore such potential applications for this system as training teams and athletes.

This virtual on-field view would be generated by cameras placed around the stadium.

Canon has basically figured out how to record an event and turn the action into the equivalent of a video game replay that you can move the camera around in. This type of thing would be even more immersive if it were to be viewed through a virtual reality headset, which is likely what Canon is exploring as well.

Imagine watching a replay of a basketball, football, or soccer game while running around with the players. That may soon be possible.



Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, September 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

440rDane Wigington How is our societal programming affecting our sense of reason? Why dont the facts matter in so many cases and with so many people? Countries all over the globe are maneuvering and preparing for the coming overturning of the reality we have known. An increasing number of countries are finally disconnecting from the US petrodollar,


Earthquake Detected Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site; China Suspects Explosion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at

In what may be the latest major escalation involving North Korea and potentially the nations 7th nuclear test Chinas earthquake administration said it detected a magnitude 3.5 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects was caused by an explosion, raising fears that the rogue state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration said in a statement on its website that the quake was recorded at a depth of zero kilometers, while Xinhua said the epicenter was in roughly the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on 3 September, which turned out to be caused by North Koreas sixth and largest nuclear test.

However, in analyzing the same earthquake, South Korea came to a different conclusion, and said it was likely to be natural or man-made such as a nuclear test. South Koreas weather agency assessed the seismic activity as a natural event.

The quake is presumed to have occurred naturally, an agency official said, according to South Koreas Yonhap news agency. A sound wave, which is usually generated in the event of an artificial earthquake, was not detected.

We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or manmade, an official, who asked for anonymity, told the Independent. A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a manmade earthquake. In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.

Furthermore, all of North Koreas previous six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 3.9 or above. The last test on 3 Septe...

Earthquake Detected Near North Korea Nuclear Test Site; China Suspects Explosion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at

In what may be the latest major escalation involving North Korea and potentially the nations 7th nuclear test Chinas earthquake administration said it detected a magnitude 3.5 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects was caused by an explosion, raising fears that the rogue state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration said in a statement on its website that the quake was recorded at a depth of zero kilometers, while Xinhua said the epicenter was in roughly the same place as a similar shallow earthquake on 3 September, which turned out to be caused by North Koreas sixth and largest nuclear test.

However, in analyzing the same earthquake, South Korea came to a different conclusion, and said it was likely to be natural or man-made such as a nuclear test. South Koreas weather agency assessed the seismic activity as a natural event.

The quake is presumed to have occurred naturally, an agency official said, according to South Koreas Yonhap news agency. A sound wave, which is usually generated in the event of an artificial earthquake, was not detected.

We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or manmade, an official, who asked for anonymity, told the Independent. A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a manmade earthquake. In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.

Furthermore, all of North Koreas previous six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 3.9 or above. The last test on 3 September registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake. A secondary tremor detected after that test could have been caused by the collapse of a tunnel at the mountainous site, experts said at the time.

Additionally, the US Geological Survey said that it detected a magnitude 3.5 quake in the...


Jack Hinson's One Man War, A Civil War Sniper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A quiet, unassuming, and wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson was focused on his family life and seasonal plantings when the Civil War started to permeate the isolated valleys of the Kentucky-Tennessee border area where he lived. He was uniquely neutral--friend to both Confederate and Union generals--and his family exemplified the genteel, educated, gracious, and hardworking qualities highly valued in their society. By the winter of 1862, the Hinsons' happy way of life would change forever....

Jack Hinson's One Man War, A Civil War Sniper


Mountain Lakes 100 Ultramarathon Support "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I'm going to have me first real operational experience this weekend in support of the Mountain Lakes 100 event. If a regular marathon isn't worth your time and and ultramarathon is not enough of a challenge you can run 100 miles of mountain trails between Olallie and Timothy Lake and back. Race details are here: Mountain Lakes 100

I will be assisting one of the local clubs at the communications command center located a short...

Mountain Lakes 100 Ultramarathon Support


Welcome To Craft Schooling Sunday! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and hope all is well in the new year! Yes, dear readers, it is now a new year on the Jewish calendar, though the good news is that unlike the new year on the gregorian...


DP: Support the Spanish State Against Imperialism! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The following is a translation by Workers Spatula of the DPs declaration on the Spanish states suppression of the Catalan national movements attempts to exercise their right to self-determination:

The aim of imperialism in Iberia, as in the Middle East and everywhere else in the world, is to divide and weaken independent states in order to rule them more easily. Thus, imperialism supports separatist referendums all over the world from Southern Kurdistan (North Iraq) to Catalonia (East Spain).

In principle, our party supports the right of nations to self-determination. However, in practice, there can be no self-determination as long as imperialism exists. Thus, it is necessary for progressive forces to support strong independent states that can resist imperialism, whether or not they actually do resist imperialism.

Just as it is necessary to have a strong Iraqi state that can theoretically stand up to US imperialism and oppose its Greater Middle East project, it is necessary to support a strong Spanish state that can follow a politics independent from US and German imperialism. Just as the existence of the Kurdish nation weakens the ability of the Turkish state to resist imperialism, the Basque and Catalan separatist endeavours weaken the ability of the Spanish state to resist im...


The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rob Gibson is a tintype photographer who works in what he calls the worlds fastest darkroom. After photographing vintage motorcycle and car events, he develops his tintypes in a 1938 Harley-Davidson sidecar that he zooms around with.

I do wet plate collodion photography, the same process that was done in the 1860s that requires coating a glass or tin photographic plate sensitizing it, rushing it to the camera, making the exposure, rushing it back to the darkroom and developing it before it dries out, Gibson tells PetaPixel. This process was done from the 1850s up into the 1880s when eventually dry plate and film took over.

Some of my cameras are well over 150 years old and I use all the same chemicals that were used back then.

Gibsons custom sidecar allows him to be extremely mobile, taking both his camera and his darkroom off road at times.

On the road, the sidecar also acts as a traveling billboard for his vintage photography business.

Whether its at a historic motorcycle meet, antique car show, or steampunk festival, it gets attention wherever it goes, Gibson says.

At each event, Gibson shoots tintypes or glass plates and then develops them right in front of his customers eyes, introducing them to the magic of old-school photography. Afterward, he takes the photos to his studio in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he can make enlargements and prints.

Heres a selection of Gibsons work:



Rapid Human Cloning -- Is it Happening? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Preston James, Ph.DCloning of animals has been achieved by Chinese researchers and others using cell samples recovered from the deceased parent animal.
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Column: Six Heathens Speak of Fall "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The fall equinox is celebrated in many different ways by practitioners of satr and Heathenry. Those who practice modern forms of polytheistic religions rooted in Northern Europe have revived, reconstructed, and reimagined a variety of practices and rituals to mark the turning of the year from summer to autumn.

Haustblt (autumn sacrifice) is mentioned by name in the saga of the Icelandic warrior-poet Egill Skallagrmsson. The Ynglinga Saga of Snorri Sturluson tells of laws established by the god Odin, including the timing of the main annual sacrifices:

skyldi blta mti vetri til rs, en at mijum vetri blta til grrar, hit rija at sumri, at var sigrblt.

There should be sacrifice toward winter for a good year, and in the middle of winter sacrifice for a good crop, a third in summer, that was victory sacrifice.

If toward winter can be interpreted to mean in the fall, the first rite mentioned may be the Haustblt of Egills Saga. However, there is more documentation for the historical celebration of the main autumn ritual not on the equinox itself, but approximately a month later.

The Harvesters by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1565) [public domain].

The modern Icelandic satrarflagi (satr Fellowship) celebrates Veturnttablt (winter nights blt) in the second half of October, when members of the organization thank the god Freyr for his autumn gifts and ask the deities for a good winter. The U.S.-based Troth also marks Winter Nights in its ritual calendar.

The Heathen holiday celebrated on the equinox is today variously known as Haustblt, Harvest Blt, Winter Finding, or another related term. As with so much of modern Heathenry, the specifics of historical practice are up for debate. Regardless of historicity, the late-September celebration can be deeply meaningful for those who include it in their ritual practice.

As in my column Nine Heathens Speak of Spring, which centered on celebrations of the spring equinox, I asked Heathens from a variety of locations to tell me what the autu...


If Music Sends Shivers Down Your Spin, You Have a Special Brain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If a good beat sends shivers down your spine, you may have a unique brain. According to research published by Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, people whose bodies respond to music have structurally different brains than the rest.

In these individuals, the auditory cortex communicates more efficiently with those brain areas associated with emotional processing. Matthew Sachs, a PhD student at USC and the studys lead researcher, says this is because far more fibers link the two regions. Such conclusions offer profound scientific and philosophical insights, shedding light on why music has touched so many since the beginning of humankind.

Together, the present results may inform scientific as well as philosophical theories on the evolutionary origins of human aesthetics, specifically of music, the studys authors explain.Perhaps one of the reasons why music is a cross-culturally indispensable artifact is that it appeals directly through an auditory channel to emotional and social processing centers of the human brain.

To learn more about the research, check out USCs podcast on the study.

The primary auditory cortex is roughly located in the center.



Germany Probably Wont Meet Its Global Warming Goal, Despite Shelling Out $800 Billion For Green Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Energy From The Daily Caller Michael Bastasch  2:50 PM 09/22/2017 A recent report claims Germany is not on track to meet its goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent by 2020, despite the country spending billions on green energy subsidies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces election on Sunday, and even though shes expected to


This is not the Barking dog you were hoping for or is it? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Barking Dogs bite On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the worlds first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three []


Despite Ban, GE Corn Contaminates 90 Percent of Corn Products in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Heather CallaghanEditor

GMOs Found in Nearly All of Mexican Corn Products, Roundup Too

In case you thought GMOs hadnt quite proliferated most food products  well, in the 20 years that they have been commercially available for free trade, GMOs have and blanketed the world like smallpox pushing out the the very fabric of Mexico. Interestingly, it is currently illegal to cultivate GMOs in the open fields of Mexico, adding a twist to the story.

Recently a team of researchers were shocked to find that 90% of Mexican tortillas tested contained traces of genetically engineered corn. Not just tortillas, though, but pretty much the entire staple of the Mexican diet. Although our readers may not be surprised, imagine the amazement of researchers who believe that the invisible boundaries between conventional corn fields and genetically engineered crops magically keep transgenic material safely away. Imagine the surprise of Mexicans, who live in a country where its illegal to grow GE corn.

A study by the National Autonomous University of Mxico found that 82% of all corn products, such as tostadas, flour, cereals and s...


These Simple Words inspired Eckhart Tolles Awakening. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

These are the words I constantly repeat to myself, whether in meditation, moments where I am stressed or anxious, or simply any time in my daily life when I feel I could be more present.


Expat Preppers Living Abroad for Survival and Security "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today Im building off my last blog post on increasing American political violence and the lack level civil discourse in this country. Today I want, from a preppers perspective, to pose the question: If not Americawhere? There seems to be an increasing level of interest (based solely on anecdotal comments and articles Ive read online). . . Read More


13 Books you Should Read this Fall. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is autumn: season of hoodies, bonfires, crisp apples, crunching leaves, bright foliage, apple cider, hot chocolate, simmering soups and stews, festivals, fairs, and merry-making with costumes. It's my favorite time of year, and I relish every moment of it.


Preview Viajando Com O Som from the upcoming archival release by Hermeto Pascoal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  We dont normally feature re-issues or archival releases, but Bird is the Worm is happy to make an exception for one of the greatest composers and musicians of our time, Hermeto Pascoal.  The 1976 session, recorded at So Paulos Vice Versa Studios, is getting released November 3rd, 2017 by Far Out Recordings.  Titled Viajando Com []


Doctor Prescribes Singer Band-Ruining Medication "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BOSTON Local band Silent Lookout entered an existential crisis last week after lead singer Martin Vanzant began treatment for his long-standing depression, sources familiar with the melancholy group report.

Im getting my life in order, said a now-optimistic Vanzant. Ive always struggled with depression and anxiety. For the first time, Im free to write songs about something other than being sad. Today, I wrote a song about a nice building I saw. I had no idea this was possible.

His bandmates arent sharing his enthusiasm.

Martin just isnt the same all-black-wearing mopy heartthrob we used to know, said Silent Lookout drummer Chris Pontillo. I havent seen him cry on stage in weeks. The constant smiling is starting to worry me. Pontillo added a less-sad frontman may ruin their post-post-punk Smiths vibe.

The allegedly catastrophic, image-destroying, band-ruining treatment ordered by Vanzants psychiatrist is the standard prescription: therapy, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Studies show such treatments can be devastating to ones ability to write songs about a chaotic-yet-uncaring world.


His bandmates reached out to me, but the Hippocratic Oath clearly states I can never cut off treatment for artistic purposes. Its unethical, said psychiatrist Heather Bowen. And besides, I heard their demo theyre really derivative of Joy Division. In my professional opinion, I think they could benefit from a new attitude.

Vanzants positive attitude has spread to his social media presence, which band members worry will harm their dour aesthetic.

Its a critical level of positivity, said a frustrated Pontillo. Yesterday, he got ahold of our band Twitter and just tweeted out, Nice day today. It was red alert to delete that before our 72 followers saw it.

An intervention is planned for later this week, after Silent Lookout members reported a smiling Vanzants idea for a Christmas album. However, the band soon discovered a bigger problem: the raspy vocals of Silent Lookout will almost surely be r...


One Huge Ethereum Mixer Controlling 65% of All Transactions Volume: Analysts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Suspicions grow that Ethereum can be used for huge-scale money laundering


Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Lemonade "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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It's so easy to get adults to give in to peer pressure.

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14 Foods That Raise Blood Pressure "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Theres a lot of information available about the DASH diet or other ways you can lower blood pressure through food, but what about foods that raise blood pressure instead? There are plenty of foods that raise blood pressure naturally or as a result of how they have been prepared or processed.Some foods can raise blood pressure quickly after eating them, while others only cause minor gains.

A few foods only raise low blood pressure, meaning that they dont have much of an effect unless your blood pressure is at a certain level, so you can eat them without much worry unless you are hypotensive (in which case youd likely want something that works to raise blood pressure faster than food).

What Contributes to High Blood Pressure?

When discussing foods that contribute to high blood pressure, much attention has been placed on blood pressure and salt (or sodium) content of meals. This is because the pressure of blood flow against the vessel walls increases with the larger volume of water that sodium attracts. That being said, some amou...


According to a Recent Study, Teenagers Are Avoiding Booze, Sex and Driving Like Never Before "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For most of the time, everyone has always perceived the teenage years to be dangerous because teenagers are so reckless. However, a new study shows that todays teens are actually avoiding the rebellious lifestyle.

There are a lot of bad things about modern day society, and us media folks tend to have a habit of reporting on the negative sides a bit too much. While there is a variety of different issues with society today, there are actually some surprisingly good things about it too! While most people view teenagers as reckless and rebellious, a new study suggests that todays teens are less rambunctious than the typical teenager.

Parents always dread the teenage years and its understandable. The teenage years are where we ultimately discover ourselves and it can also be kind of a make it or break it phase of life. Parents tend to dread the teenage years because they are concerned for their kids safety. People worry about teenagers getting drunk and driving, getting addicted to drugs, or end up becoming a parent before theyre ready. However, a recent study conducted by psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park found that teenagers these days prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through social media instead of partying! This an awesome sign for the future of our generation.

The study was published in the journal Child Development. It analyzed survey responses from over 8.5 million teenagers given between 1976 and 2016. Todays teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or even go out without their parents! This isnt just about parenting, Twenge told Business Insider. Its also about teens themselves and the economy and fertility rates and people living longer.

While the studies conclusions are based on personal survey responses it might not apply to all of the generation Z.

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The Alcohol Industry Doesnt Want You to Understand the Link Between Drinking and Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Alex Pietrowski

The alcohol industry doesnt want you to understand that alcohol consumption, even in moderate degrees, is strongly linked to the development of a number of cancers. Much like the resistance put up by the tobacco industry, the alcohol lobby and powerful in industry trade groups are attempting to persuade the public that the risks are insignificant, although evidence continues to mount.

In a recent study undertaken by global British-led team of experts, the alcohol industry was examined for its efforts to obfuscate and downplay the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer, especially breast cancer. Looking at the organizations that most impact public opinion, the study uncovers what the manipulation of public information looks like.

Drinks industry organizations often present the relationship between alcohol and cancer as highly complex, implying there is no clear evidence of a consistent link, said the study led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Swedens Karolinska Institutet.

Other strategies include denying any relationship exists, or saying inaccurately that there is no risk with moderate drinking, the study found. The industry also seeks to mention a wide range of other real and potential cancer risk factors in an effort to present alcohol as just one of many, it added. [Source]


Ive Accepted that Im an Introvert (& Why you Should Too). "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Finding out that I was an introvert took me by surprise. Id spent my university years and my 20s like many people do---falling through the front door from nights out as the sun crept above the horizon, congratulating myself on my large circle of acquaintances, and drinking tequila until my eyes watered.


5 Things You Can Buy at the NY Art Book Fair That Arent Books (or Tote Bags) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some of the unconventional items for sale at the Badlands Unlimited booth at Printed Matters New York Art Book Fair (photo by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic)

Walking through Printed Matters NY Art Book Fair can be extremely overwhelming, even borderline claustrophobic which is probably why the first tent you come across is the one with the beer. There are so many people and so many more books upon books upon books that I found myself gravitating toward empty spaces and intrigued by objects that werent actually books.

But before we get to those, a couple tips if youre planning to go this weekend. The really small presses and zines are in the two outdoor tents, while the more established publications and galleries are inside the building. If you need to go to the bathroom, the third floor is where youll find the shortest line. The third floor is also a great place to take a break from the hubbub inside the James Turrell Skyspace, which is open all weekend.

And now for the main event which is actually completely tangential to the whole premise of the event here are the best objects you can buy at this years Art Book Fair that are definitively not books (nor totebags or t-shirts, for that matter).

Animal-Print Fans (Vasta, 1st floor, I02)

A glamorous fan on display (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

New York-based publisher Vasta focuses on t...


Why Unexpected Choices will Take us to the Best Places. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not even two years ago, I let a wild cat adopt me. It was an unexpected choice, which lead me being a published writer. I blame it on the cat.


Taking a leap, Moving to Florida on my own "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey guys, finally a post by me that isn't inherently negative. After my last thread many people suggested learning a trade and after thinking real hard and looking at local trade schools I decided on welding. I talked to my dad about it and by coincidence the company he works for just bought a factory in northern Florida desperately looking for new hands. The job includes full benefits and payed vacations and trains you to weld! After thinking on it real hard I decided this was the best...

Taking a leap, Moving to Florida on my own


After the (Big Mac) Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Adam Simon, study for an arrangement (2017), graphite and watercolor on paper, 16 x 16 inches

Trump loves McDonalds. He says that you know whats in the food and that it has to be safe or else the company would be sued.

McDonalds is contributing to the global obesity epidemic (see last Sundays NY Times article, How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food, 9/16/17).

The company responded to the workers demands for the $15 minimum wage by installing touchscreen self-service kiosks.

Chains like McDonalds make it tougher for mom and pop restaurants to survive.

But its also true that McDonalds serves people in both the inner cities and the rural United States who struggle to make ends meet. The Golden Arches could stand for their shared economic interests.

Because the rural United States has been identified as white and the inner cities as non-white, politicians like Trump have been able to set each group against the other. One day they may unite around their common interests. When that happens, everything will change. So next time you see the Golden Arches, think of them as a symbol for revolution.

The post After the (Big Mac) Revolution appeared first on Hyperallergic.


Photographer Gives Intimate Look Inside Bedrooms Across America "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

barbara peacock photography american bedroom

Alice & Chris, age 38 and 40. Time alone is rare with busy lives, two kids, and a cat. Any time we get we savor, as summer just seems to seep away. Portland, Maine

After enjoying a successful commercial photography career and raising a family, photographer Barbara Peacock is embarking on an incredible journey into the bedrooms of average Americans. With American Bedroom, she is taking an intimateand anthropologicallook at the most personal of spaces, asking friends, family, and strangers to open themselves up to her candid photographs.

Inspired by the work of documentary photographer Walker Evans, Peacock captures the small idiosyncrasies that make up the fabric of the American public. Not posed or prodded, her subjects make themselves vulnerable, allowing her to document a wide range of emotionsfrom childhood joy to intense loneliness.

In many ways, the project is a continuation of her book, Hometown, which contains 33 years of photographs documenting daily life and personal rituals in her hometown of Westford, Massachusetts. Moving beyond New England, she's aiming to cover the entire United States as the project continues, with her thus far covering parts of the East Coast and South. One year in, she's learned quite a bit about her process, and her subjects.

barbara peacock photography american bedroom

Cody, age 15. Its been really frustrating. I cant do anything. I cant hang out with my friends, cant play sports. Im stuck herejust me and my illness. (Rheumatic Fever) Portland, Maine

I am learning that there are a lot of lonely people. I am learning that people have stories they want to share if someone will listen, P...


You are the Billion Different Stars. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The night is alive but so are you. Isn't it so tragically beautiful That a graveyard of stars 


NeSpoon unveils a new mural in Berlin for Urban Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NeSpoon has been very active recently, finishing her mural in Sweden and then going straight to Germany for Urban Nations where this mural was painted during the opening of Urban Art Museum. The pattern integrates the colours of the neighbouring facades, the shape of the wall and the perspective of the street. All 170 square meters of stencil were hand-drawn, hand-cut and hand painted. Total preparation even before getting next to the wall took the artist 5 days, and the next 4 days were spent applying the stencil and hand painting.

Take a look below for more in-progress pictures and stay tuned on StreetArtNews for more updates from NeSpoon!



Clinical Trial for Fluoride Supplementation to Pregnant Women "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

According to the website at, a study titled Effect of Supplementation of Fluoride on Maternal Periodontal Health, Preterm Delivery, and Perinatal Well-Being was proposed to take place at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, with a start date of October 2o15. Even though the website states the trial is still recruiting women, its unclear whether it has begun.

There would be two groups of women involved in the trial:

  1. Those given a prenatal vitamin-mineral containing 3 mg fluoride to be taken daily, starting at 10-20 weeks gestation until delivery.
  2. The control group receiving 0 mg fluoride.

Purpose of Trial:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether fluoride supplementation during pregnancy is effective in extending the length of gestation and improving overall perinatal well-being.

Detailed Description of the Trial:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that preterm birth affected about 1 in 10 infants born in the United States in 2015. These statistics emphasize the significance of implementing a safe and effective therapy into routine clinical care aimed at reducing the rate of preterm birth. There has been evidence to suggest that fluoride supplementation to women during pregnancy can provide other medical benefits, in addition to a reduction in dental caries.

Fluoride is recognized by the Food and Nutrition Board (F&NB) of the American Academy of Sciences and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as an essential ion due to its association with a reduction in dental caries.

Upon entering the body, fluoride is taken up into the bones/calcified tissues, and excreted by the kidneys. When supplied during pregnancy in small aliquots, as with water fluoridation, the fluoride is likely taken up in the mothers bones and excreted by her kidneys so rapidly, that the fetus is denied a meaningful amount of fluoride, unless it is supplied in a pulse dose by supplement. The Institute of Medicines Food and Nutrition Board recommends 3 mg/day for Adequate Intake in pregnancy and deems 10 mg/day as the Upper Limit.

After several papers elucidating an association between poor dentition, periodontal disease, and preterm birth, subsequent RCTs of regular periodontal scaling and treatment during pregnan...


Lady Gaga: I Regret Selling My Soul to Illuminati Dark Forces "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pop star Lady Gaga has spoken openly about her membership of the Illuminati for the first time to say that she regrets joining the secret society.



FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: SDTQ, NJRK, TVBD, KXMM "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH ALERTS: SDTQ, NJRK, TVBD, KXMM [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.   Advertisements Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 092301, All Groups, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science, KXMM, NJRK, SDTQ, TVBD


Josef Prusa Announces New Prusa i3 MK3 at Maker Faire New York "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Prusa Research has launched their new 3D printer the MK3 at Maker Faire New York and we have a review of an early unit.

Read more on MAKE

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Hurricane MARIA UPDATE 092301 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HIGH SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SE UNITED STATES COAST NHC Hurricane Status as of 5:00 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 Location: 24.8N 72.0W Moving: NNW at 9 mph Min pressure: 952 mb Max sustained winds: 120 mph [~193 km/h, Cat. 3A hurricane on FEWW Hurricane Scale] Filed under: News Alert []


Retail Apocalypse Causing More Than 3,500 Stores to Close: What Youre Not Being Told "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Carey WedlerIn the latest blow to traditional retail sales, this week Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy, following in the footsteps of an increasing number of other brick-and-mortar chains. But the giant toy outfitter is not the only company suffering losses, as a recent report from, a consumer analysis site details.
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Russell Maltzs Hard-Hat Formalism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Russell Maltz, S.P. / BK #113 (2013), enamel on plywood plates, steel post bracket, 67 x 67 x 7 inches (all photos courtesy Minus Space)

At least since late-1960s Process Art (and probably earlier), weve been aware of the aesthetics of the construction site as a kind of ephemeral sculpture garden or inadvertent installation piece, featuring provisional structures made of non-traditional materials (bricks, boards, cinderblocks, coils of rope) in site-responsive arrangements. Staged for utility, such environments merge art and life.

But the relationship of the medium of painting to the building trades has been less obvious, or at least less public, in part because pigmented industrial coatings usually appear on the commercial job site behind closed doors, gates, or fences, out of the view of passersby.

The New York painter Russell Maltz has considered this dynamic for decades, producing a body of work widely admired in Europe but underknown in the US. Maltzs architectural-scale site interventions dont often migrate intact to the white cube, but his current exhibition at Minus Space, Painted / Stacked / Suspended (on view through October 28), demonstrates the artists insistence on facticity over illusion: It is clear to me that paint is a material that is applied to another material.

The oldest work in this beautiful, invigorating show is STACK-Safety Yellow (1985/1992), which consists of six hefty sheets of plywood painted (but for a slim margin at the edges) with yellow traffic enamel and horizontally arranged, with a misleading appearance of effortlessness, against the wall to a length of nine feet.



Lorry driver penalised after doing a double light flash to a regular car "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Sheffield lorry driver is facing years in the wilderness, after having all forms of camaraderie removed by the HGV community. The extreme punishment was served after Michael McGuire, an Asda truck driver mistakenly flashed a Fiat 500 car back into the first lane of the motorway after it had overtaken his truck between Junction 18 and 19 of the M6.

The helpful double flash of the headlights, to indicate that it is safe to move back into lane 1 can only be offered by lorry drivers to similarly weighted vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, everyone knows that, said Peter Smith of the Haulage Association, following a hearing of fellow HGV drivers at Lymm truck stop. That warm feeling and compulsory obligation to thank them back with a quick left-right-left of your indicators is only available to the lorry driving fraternity. It has to be, otherwise all social conventions of the road might as well be ripped up.

In his defence, McGuires lawyer argued it was a genuine mistake. McGuire had been at the wheel for hours and an earlier glance in the mirror had revealed a Homesense truck pulling out rather than a Fiat overtaking. Unknown to McGuire, the Homesense driver had decided in the end to stay in the inside lane and get right up the arse of an elderly couple in a Micra. My client has 10 years of unblemished truck driving , said his lawyer. He always pulls out into the second lane automaticallynafter 6 seconds of his indicator being on, and the neon signage behind his driving seat is second to none.

Lorry drivers have been told to not acknowledge McGuire on major carriageways. He will also be barred for 2 years from doing that thing that lorry drivers do when a lane is closing on the motorway, where they straddle the 2 lanes and drive really slow with their hazards on.


In5D Alternative News for September 23, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

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Is this modern society? by Jupiterfab in Guadalajara, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jupiterfab has just wrapped up another piece for his series Is this modern society? as a part of his first solo exhibition in Mexico on a wall of an art space called 21st Century Art Factory.

In the project Is this modern society?, Jupiterfab explores use and abuse of technology in modern society. For this piece, Jupiterfab teamed up with Mexican artist Arre VRS Jupiterfab worked on the central figure and Arre VRS worked on the abstract background. 

During his first solo exhibition, the artist exhibited 15 visual works (paintings and drawings), two sound installations and one video installation. On top of it, to open the event, Jupiterfab invited two professors of university of Guadalajara and ITESO and together they ran a debate about social media and the use of modern device in our life.

Jupiterfab tells us that this exhibition is first of many, the upcoming ones will be run in Universities and Art Galleries around the world to sensitize the public about the importance of technology, its abuse and direct communication face to face.

Check out more shots of the mural below and stay tuned for more updates from Jupiterfab!



The ENERGY Of HAIR! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Is it a coincidence that both men and women had long hair during the Summer of Love? What tests did the government run after Viet Nam that proves how hair has energy? This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Vietnam War. Our culture leads people to believe that hair style []

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Powerful 6.1 Earthquake Strikes As Mexico Continues To Reel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new, magnitude 6.1 temblor was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) south-southeast of Matias Romero in the state of Oaxaca, which was the region most battered by a magnitude 8.1 quake on

Sept. 7. It swayed buildings and set off a seismic alarm in the capital, promping civil defense officials to temporarily suspend rescue operations in the rubble of buildings downed by Thursdays magnitude 7.1 quake in central Mexico. That quake dimmed activity in the stylish Condesa neighborhood, where young revelers typically spill out from dimly lit bars and restaurants on a Friday night. READ MORE


How Shanghai Govt Came To Forcing All Bitcoin Trading to Stop: The Insider Story "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Shanghai authorities dont let top management of Bitcoin exchanges to leave the city, and its only the beginning


Slinging Pies: The Winner of Our 2016 Maker Faire Pizza Oven Giveaway Checks In "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For anyone who dares to try making it, pizza is more than food. Its a time-honored quest that promises challenge and frustration and, most importantly, a sense of delight that transcends bodily nourishment. Building my own outdoor brick pizza oven was a fun and fitting way to start a journey []

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Lawrence O'Donnell at MSNBC has a complete meltdown on the set of his show. Stop the hammering! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lawrence O'Donnell at MSNBC has a complete meltdown on the set of his show.  Stop the hammering!  


Live Updates from Maker Faire New York "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not in New York for Maker Faire? Check back here often for live updates from the ground as we rove the fairegrounds in search of robots, sawdust, bubbles, fire, and magic. Watch the livestream! .@KathyCeceri is here at the Ask a Maker booth til 4pm! Make: (@make) September []

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Whats up with Prepper Camp? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whats up with Prepper Camp? Micheal Kline Reality Check Audio player below In this show I give a recap of Prepper Camp 2017. I give a quick overview of the classes that were held and what I gained from them. We also discuss what some of the other attendees said about their experience. I walked Continue reading Whats up with Prepper Camp?

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Strong Quake Strikes SE of Matias Romero, Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Applyn-037M M6.1 Event Occurs 19km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico USGS REVISED EQ Details [USGS] Magnitude: 6.1 mww ( 0.1) Location: 16.736N, 94.946W ( 6.5 km) Depth: 9.0 km ( 2.8 km) Origin Time: 2017-09-23 12:53:02.240 UTC .Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Applyn-037M, earthquake, M6.2, Matias Romero, Mexico, Middle America Trench


Midwife Post Stunning HPV Cure ImagesSays Dont Use Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I apologize if the images below offend anyone, it is certainly not the intention. This is a post by Midwife Judy Kaplan, who claims on Facebook that she does not deny all vaccines, but she...

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Hackers Are Getting Personal: 4 Ways Every Person Using a Cell Phone or Computer Is at Risk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the weeks news and resources for folks who are interested in...


StingRay devices REQUIRE a Search Warrant.... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

the US COURT of Appeals for D.C. Ruled that use of a StingRay device REQUIRES a Search Warrant, BEFORE it can be used, in a Criminal Investigation... This settles this in Case Law, unless the .GOV chooses to bring the Ruling to the Supreme Court... Any use of such a device MUST be disclosed in Discovery, AND a Valid Search Warrant Must be produced, or ANY Evidence Gained by such use becomes " Fruit of the Poisonious Tree" and can NOT be used in prosecution of a Case...

YEA BABY, Finnally...

StingRay devices REQUIRE a Search Warrant....


Japan Camera Hunter is going to launch a new 35mm film camera in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kosmofoto reports: Japan Camera Hunter, the blog run by Tokyo-based Bellamy Hunt, is working on a new 35mm compact camera. The announcement came during the Camera Ventures Save Analog Cameras live broadcast event in Tampere, Finland on Friday. Kosmo Foto

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M5.8 Earthquake Strikes Coastal S Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Applyn-112E M 5.8 quake occurs 48km SW of Paredon, Mexico Earthquake Details: Magnitude: 5.8 mww ( 0.0) Location: 15.698N, 94.162W ( 10.3 km) Depth: 74.2 km ( 10.0) Origin Time: 2017-09-23 10:38:08.980 UTC [USGS]  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Applyn-112E, earthquake, FE Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, M5.8, Mexico, Paredon


my neighbor in need "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Click here to support riding mower for a vietnam vet organized by Jeffrey Curtis

been tinkering with mowers for 2 months between my jobs just cannot find one that i can get running .. and now with a full time position and trying to keep some accounts on the side .. i have very little time anymore ... i would love to see him get a new mower ... but i am limited on funds here at home ... as the V.A. has made the decision to...

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WHO Fears Antibiotic Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Antibiotic resistance is a challenge for our society. In large part, this is due to medical doctors overprescribing antibiotics, particularly in cases which either dont need antibiotics or when the immune systems natural response would...

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Deep State Admits Theyve Finally Gotten a Grip on Trump Liken Him to George W. Bush "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Matt Agorist) It is official. The deep state has admitted that Trump is now under their control and it is now business as usual just like it was under Bush and Obama and just like it wouldve been under Hillary.
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Where Body Meets Machine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Every pop album is a concept album about humans falling in love with machines, but Japanese Breakfasts new Soft Sounds from Another Planet, out since July, is especially so. Machinist, the lead single, tells this familiar tale more directly than usual: the lyrics literally address a robot as love object. Do you trust me? Can you feel it? Michelle Zauner asks her beloved, knowing she wont get an answer, knowing the robot wont come to life, holding out hope for the tiniest possibility that it might. Auto-Tuned polish coats her aching vocals, translating admissions of human desire into computerized sonic information: she has to speak the seductees language. Vocoded gurgles elongate vowels into melisma, while occasionally dripping onto the smooth, reflective surface projected by the keyboards and guitars. In discussing Machinist, critics have alluded to recent sci-fi films like Her and Ex Machina, but body meets machine is the oldest story in pop music.

Its a new story for Zauner, however, who fronted the crunchy power-punk band Little Big League before starting the Japanese Breakfast side project on her own, shaping an assemblage of lo-fi demos into the debut Psychopomp (2016). Her emo tendencies, dominant with Little Big League, still emerge in her music as Japanese Breakfast, most notably in her ear for a naggingly catchy tune, her knack for constructing spiky guitar hooks, and her delight in hiding spiky guitar hooks where you least expect them. Psychopomp marked a change in pace, a turn toward dream-pop jangle and the brighter aspects of shoegaze. Songs about death, loss, and romantic struggle are drowned in bucketloads of feedback, sawdust, the occasional violin, and chiming guitars ringing out through it all. Often feeling crushed by the weight of the sonic seep, periodically summoning a sprightly energy disproportionate to the mild enthusiasm of the guitar figures (especially on Everybody Wants to Love You), Psychopomps defining musical element is her new vocal affect: higher and dreamier than she tends with Little Big League, too preoccupied with breathy echo to enunciate properly, recalling Angel Olsens choked vowels while also ssmitten with sssibilants. Its hard to concretely describe a singer whose hallmark is airiness, yet theres a wistful qual...


Weekend reads: Sexual harassment = scientific misconduct, says one society; favorite plagiarism excuses "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The week at Retraction Watch featured an expression of concern in Science just days after a paper was published, mass editorial board resignations over a paper defending colonialism, and two papers retracted for publisher errors. Heres what was happening elsewhere: The American Geophysical Union will now consider sexual harassment to be scientific misconduct. (Earth and Space []

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Elegant Wind-Up Bird Toy Designed to Actually Fly When You Throw It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Toy Bird by Haptic Labs

Calling the device the Flying Martha Ornithopter, its simple to operate. There is a small gear that you wind, and once tightened, release like you would like a paper airplane. The flapping motionpowered by a rubber bandpushes air downward and lifts Martha into the air. Fischers eye-pleasing design also encourages you to tweak the toy's flight patterns. Turn the bird's adjustable tail left or right, she offers, throw it with wings up or down, twist the rubber band clockwise or counterclockwise.

Made out of a bamboo frame with wings of mulberry paper, Martha joins the ranks of Fischers other birds in her Flying Animals collection. The designer is currently raising funds for production via a Kickstarter campaign. See the wind-up toy in action, below.

Designer Emily Fischer has created a wind-up toy that flies on its own.

Wind-Up Toy by Haptic Labs

Called the Flying Martha Ornithopter, it's an homage to Martha, the last living passenger pigeon who died in 1914.



5 Bullet Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello, folks, instead of the usual what did you do to prep this week I thought that I would mix it up a bit this week with a 5 Bbullet Saturday instead. I got the idea from Tim Ferris.

What Im reading

Ive read several things this week including old issues of American Survival Guide and Backwoods Home Magazine as well as The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn. This has to be one of the most interesting books that Ive read. Once you start reading it its almost impossible to stop even to eat or sleep, its that good.

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In Case Of Emergency Radio Show "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

icoe. Many of you monkeys know me, many know of me. A select few know who I am.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself: My name is Don Pontious and I am the author of Some Helpful Tips for Prepping and Some Helpful Tips For Bug Out Bags. I am also the host for the Talk Radio show for preppers, and about things related to prepping: In Case Of Emergency.

For many reasons, one of which was OPSEC considerations, I did not reveal...

In Case Of Emergency Radio Show


Skeptical Scientist Claims Near-Death Experience, Reveals Details of Heaven "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dr. Mary Neals entire life was rocked when she found herself trapped beneath eight feet of raging waters while kayaking in Chile back in 1999 an experience that she says led her to die, visit heaven and return. Neal, an orthopedic surgeon from Wyoming who authored the new book, Seven Lessons From Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life, recently appeared on The Billy Hallowell

Podcast where she described her harrowing experience and revealed the stunning ways in which it transformed her life and perspective. Before her accident, Neal was a doctor and scientist who was nominally Christian. But what followed her purported visit to heaven and interaction with Christ changed everything, We were kayaking on a section of river well-known for its waterfalls, she explained. As I crested the waterfall, I knew that things were not going to go well for me. READ MORE


4 Warning Signs that You or Your Pet May Have Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The last thing you will want to have to deal with is a health battle. Getting the most out of life and being able to enjoy every day may depend on your quality of health. However, its possible to get a disease, such as cancer that can be life-changing. Some of the symptoms and warning signs may become harder to ignore as time goes on. If you have a pet, you will want to routinely monitor the well-being of your furry friend, as well as your own. Here are warning signs of cancer that may show up at some point.

Sign #1: Loss of appetite

Being able to enjoy food is one of the biggest pleasures in life. Having a delicious meal that offers your taste buds a treat is something many look forward to.

However, if you begin to lose weight rapidly and suffer from not having an appetite, this could mean you have a serious health problem. Many people that have been diagnosed with cancer report not being as hungry as in the past.

Keep in mind this is also one of the signs of cancer in cats that you should constantly be on the lookout for if you have a furry feline in your life.

Sign #2: Chronic fatigue

Its a fact that life can take its toll on you day after day. Being able to keep the bills paid and going to work each day isnt easy and can cause you to feel tired.

If youre feeling chronically fatigued, you may want to get a thorough chec...


Puerto Rico Dam Failing in Marias Aftermath, Forcing Mass Evacuations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The National Weather Service says the Guajataca Dam is failing in western Puerto Rico and buses are evacuating up to 70,000 people as quickly as they can. Puerto Rican officials said they could not reach more than half the towns on the Island due to debris, downed power lines, and cell towers. The government is calling the situation extremely dangerous. The weather service office in San Juan says

dam operators reported at Friday afternoon that the dam at the northern end of Lake Guajataca in the northwest corner of Puerto Rico was failing and causing flash flooding downstream. Hurricane Maria is now moving away from the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands as a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. READ MORE


What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-9-23) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Image: While working on the barn one day this week, I looked up and witnessed this incredible ring around the sun.   This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others to comment on general topics of preparedness. Because the more who comment, the more who will benefit from the discussion Are you a first timer? Lets hear from you too!   Note: For articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments.

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Strange Virus Mystifies Doctors In Ohio Area "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you live in the Ohio region, you might have recently felt your allergies take it up to another level. However, it may not have been allergies at all. The Tri-State is suffering from a nasty...

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Iran Parades Missile Capable of Reaching Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Irans Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the countrys president, Hassan Rouhani, vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of U.S. demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. The move was a direct

challenge to President Donald Trump, who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Irans ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Though Iran has long boasted of having missiles in the same range in its arsenal, it was the first time that the Khoramshahr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers READ MORE


5.8 Earthquake Shakes Mexico Coast Days After Deadly Quake "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake occurred in waters off the Mexican coast, just several days after the devastating earthquake on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Saturday. Quakes have been registered at 10:38 GMT on Saturday. The epicenter is located 48 kilometers (30 miles) to the southwest of the town of Paredon at the depth of 74.2 kilometers (about 46 miles). No victims or destruction have

been reported yet. A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit several states in Mexico on Tuesday, killing 293 people. The epicenter of the quake was located 30 miles southwest of the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center. READ MORE


Vaccine Doctor Says Get Rid Of All The Whites "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I have the solution [for vaccine refusers].well just get rid of all the whites in the United States. Pediatrician Carol J. Baker MD, states to an audience at Texas while serving on a panel...

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Fed Spooks Metals Markets; Governments Attack Bitcoin (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fed Spooks Metals Markets; Governments Attack Bitcoin Podcast Money Metals Coming up well here part two of an interview Money Metals president Stefan Gleason did with Alan James on the Sustainable Money Podcast. Stefan gives some more advice on...

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Cavity Vaccine On Horizon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Worried about cavities? Well, there may soon be a vaccine for that. In an attempt to avoid applying a healthy diet to oral health, pharma now just wants to vaccinate people against cavities. Researchers based...

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Olivia Munroes Art Goes Mystic "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mixed-media works in Olivia Munroes current solo exhibition, Archetypes, in New York (photo courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery)

If secrets and uncertainties lurk in the shadows, do truths about what is real and knowable reveal themselves, inevitably, in the light? If, as Buddhist teachings advise, perceived reality is merely a fleeting confluence of energies in a moment of infinite time, then what is there that is ever convincingly in our grasp to be clutched in the hand, held in the mind, or squirreled away in that repository of spirits and memories that one might call the nurturing place and refuge of the soul?

For generations, artists have tried to wrap tangible form around such ruminations on the ineffable; in modern art, exercises in the material in the service of the unknowable have been mainstays of certain abstract-art makers for more than a century. Pure form might appear to be their subject, but often transcendence is their game.

Its in the spirit of all of these, well, spiritual themes that along comes the American artist Olivia Munroe with Archetypes, an exhibition of new mixed-media paintings, along with a selection of colorful drawings on paper, which is on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea through October 7. It is this somewhat reclusive artists first solo presentation in the heart of the New York art scene in many years. (See the shows electronic catalogue, here.)



The Evils of Climate Enthusiasm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Address to the Alumni of Warrane College, University of New South Wales Academic Dinner, September 2017 Dr Howard Thomas Brady No matter our age we are all adapting to circumstance. I would never have thought, after I went away to be a Catholic priest at the age of 16, that 20 years later I would


CEO of JP Morgan Chase Warns Govts Will Ban Bitcoin; Crypto Worth Nothing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Governments will eventually ban cryptocurrencies: Jamie Dimon, again


PROOF: Flu shots are the Greatest Medical Fraud in the History of the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, Ive long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesnt mean Im opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, Im the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

To my knowledge, Im the only independent journalist in the world who is scientifically trained to run an atomic mass spectrometry laboratory, which Ive been running for over three years now and testing the heavy metals content of organic superfoods like cacao, common vaccines as well as the ability of water filters to remove toxic heavy metals. Im the creator of the Low Heavy Metals Verified standard and Im the inventor of patented nutritional formulas for capturing heavy metals during digestion and binding with the radioactive isotopes of cesium (such as Cesium-137) to eliminate them from the digestive tract. Click here to see my Cesium Eliminator patent that was recently approved by the U.S. government.

My independent atomic elemental analysis of flu vaccines, published in the summer of 2014, proved that flu vaccines contain over 50 ppm mercury, an extremely toxic heavy metal linked to kidney failure, birth defects, spontaneous abortions and neurological damage. This finding has never been refuted by anyone. In fact, it was affirmed by vaccine proponents who insisted that it is perfectly safe to inject pregnant women, young children and senior citizens with mercury even though the...


GaiaPortal 9-22-17 Enter the Dragons "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wow a one-liner. As often related by Cobra and Benjamin (e.g., in the recent Goldfish Roundtable), this GaiaPortal may be indicating that the dragons (WDS) may be taking actions, right now.

Enter the Dragons.

Enter the Dragons.

Filed under: ascension, channeling, energies, new energies Tagged: GaiaPortal ...


Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Could Hit $50,000 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Could Hit $50,000 by Justin Spittler Casey Research Justins note: Yesterday, I shared a brand-new interview with Doug Casey. In it, Doug explained why Bitcoin is money, and why the market for cryptocurrencies is about to...

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Im a Therapist, but I Wont Fix You: 5 Questions that can help us Help Ourselves. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"What is wrong with you? Youve been wasting my time and money! Her voice gets louder, her face more contorted, her emotions more bitter, her words more scorching. Her therapist hands her the tissues.


Central Banks and Govts Are Pro-Blockchain, 80% Consider Centralized Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In an ironic twist, 80% of central banks are considering issuing their own cryptocurrency


The Extensive Health Effects of Fracking Continue to be Studied "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Health Effects of Fracking are of Major Concern to Residents & Medical Professionals

Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo banned fracking in New York State in 2014, citing health risks. Many other states have been spread eagle for fracking. As time goes by it appears that Cuomo was right. This essay is based on research about what has been verified by peer-reviewed research.

Shortly after fracking came into existence people living near this new type of well raised a host of complaints such as 24 hour light, noise, with heavy, congested traffic on rural roads; strange odors in the air, tastes and sediment in well water, and significant health complaints.

Youd think, since it is a democracy, that would cause some caution and serious investigation. But complaints of individual citizens came up against the prospect of millions of dollars profit, and the political organization that kind of money can buy. Most of the complaints were overruled for the common good, in spite of global warming and the very marginal economic nature of the enterprise (fracked oil is marginally profitable and the natural gas is carried by the attendant liquids, which are a starting material for plastics, etc.). Health complaints, and the extensive use of toxic chemicals are a more significant complaint.

However the industry united behind the claim of anecdotal evidence only, and the judges who tried early claims against the companies, doubtless were impressed by the financial claims of the industry and indifferent to the unsophisticated rural types who made the claims.

Scientific studies of the health related to fracking, on both workers and the normal rural residents, requires big money. Obviously, the companies would not finance anything that might inhibit their way of doing business, or add more cost. Government was not inclined to put up money for the needed research. And, state or federal law does not require research on the public health or impacts on neighborhoods around chemical and petrochemical plants, factory farms and other facilities.

Private foundations have heard the need, and slowly the research is getting done. One of the early published papers was done in 2010 by Theo Colborn and co-workers. They surveyed the chemicals used in fracking, some 632 compounds, of which 353 had Chemical Abstra...


Welcome to Bitcoin Country: Silk Road and the Lost Threads of Agorism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Silk Road and black markets? University of Dublin's Paul Ennis takes a dive into the kinds of sub-cultures bitcoin and cryptocurrencies enable.


When Art Refuses to Let Go "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sol LeWitt, 13/3 (1981), painted balsa wood, 31 3/8 31 3/8 31 3/8 inches, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Madeline Mohr Gift and Rogers Fund, 1982 (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

In Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, the new exhibition at the Met Breuer, a relatively small painted balsa wood sculpture by Sol LeWitt 13/3 (1981) from the Mets own collection sits inside a Plexiglas display case atop a white pedestal. Its label reads in full:

Upon first glance, 13/3 would seem to have little relationship to delirium. It is an abstract sculpture composed of identical modules assembled according to the simple plan documented in the title: a thirteen-by-thirteen grid from which three towers rise. LeWitt, however, did not consider his otherwise systematic work rational. Indeed, he aimed to break out of the whole idea of rationality. In a logical sequence, LeWitt wrote, in which a predetermined algorithm, not the artist, dictates the work of art, you dont think about it. It is a way of not thinking. It is irrational.

The works balsa wood legs cast shadows that multiply and disarrange the modules. In addition, the modules act as frames that fracture the surrounding space. Overall, 13/3 creates perceptual effects both vertiginous and disorderly.

In her generous review of the exhibition for The New York Times, Roberta Smith recalls that LeWitts irrationality and obsessive repetition was first noted by the critic Rosalind Krauss in a 1978 essay on the artist, a text that, she tells us, was the inspiration for Deliriouss curator, Kelly Baum.

Smith is referring to LeWitt in Progress, published in the Autumn 1978 issue of October magazine. One of the more notable (and intrinsically 70s) aspects of the essay is the inexplicable (and, unless you check the footnote, uncredited) interruption of the text by passages from Samuel Becketts 1951 novel Molloy, namely the famous and maddening account of the f...


Trump to bomb North Korea with hairspray "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


In a late-night tweet, and in an attempt to placate diplomats following his aggressive UN address, US president Donald Trump has revealed details of his plan to attack North Korea, should the US or its friendly territories be attacked by hostile ballistic missiles.

Well gunk them to death with millions of cans of my favourite hairspray, announced Trump. After all it turns my hair into a solid wobble-free mass that is impenetrable. It we hit Pyongyang then Kim Jong un and his generals will be a motionless composite of ineffectiveness and wont be able to press their nuclear buttons. We can then invade North Korea and knock-off Yungs head with a chisel as he watches powerless.

Trumps favoured brand of hairspray, CHIs Helmet Head has also been shown to deplete the ozone layer much more effectively than other brands.  The frozen dictator and his cronies will also get a rather damaging suntan, added todays Chief of Staff John Kelly. The unprotected rays from the sun could even turn them orange so that they look completely ridiculous.

It is understood that North Korea, Iran, China and Russia have attempted to stockpile millions of cans of Helmet Head but newly enforced sanctions have meant they have only been able to secure stocks of LOreal Elnett Satin. A spokesman for Vladimir Putin confirmed that a relatiatory attack on the White House with this product would be a last resort. It would leave Donald and his crew with healthy looking hair that smelled great, said Putin. With a shine that lasts all day without attracting dust or traffic fumes.








Images of the Opteka 50mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/1.7 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here we have two images and specs of the soon to be released new Opteka manual focusing lenses for the various mirrorless systems: Opteka 50mm f/2.0 HD Multi-Coated Lens: 6 elements in 5 groups 9 aperture blades 25.5 (0.65m) minimum

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You Cant Change Anyone but you Can Do This. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

They say that people cant change, but I disagreepeople change all the time.


Mauna Kea TMT BLNR Contested Case Final Argument videos, 9-20-17 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ive been watching a few of these in the last couple days, and felt the desire to place them here for others to get a flavor for what is happening regarding the TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) situation. Here is a link to a prior Kp blog post about this which some may wish to view. There are three pro-Mauna Kea videos and three pro-TMT videos.

2015 was the year when Mauna Kea protectors prevented the beginning of construction of the telescope, and there was a continual pressing of the issue that there had never been a contested case hearing (before the BLNR = Board of Land and Natural Resources) to approve the construction. The efforts of various local groups and their attorneys eventually led to the presentation of their case before the State of Hawaii supreme court. The court decided that the contested case should have been held, and invalidated TMTs construction permit.

So now there have been final arguments before the BLNR, and they will then make a decision whether to grant a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) fo...


5 Fucked up Things I Think Clickbait Headlines Are Doing to Journalism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Journalists are using more and more desperate tactics to gain your attention every day. It seems at times that the media is more focused on grabbing your eye than reporting on anything that is truly newsworthy. Lazy clickbait articles are going to be the death of the honest reporting that real journalists like me do every day. Heres five reasons why!

1. The Style Dwells on Desperate Fucking Attempts to Sound Relatable and Cool

Ooh, look at me, Im an author that curses and uses Simpsons references, people just love my snarky take on things. Well what does that matter if you dont actually have anything to say? Get out of here, you Poochie-ass fake internet writer. Real reporters have real reporting to do.

2. These Articles Often Include No Actual Content or New Information

Thats right, quite often no actual research or opinions are provided in these pieces. I come across a lot of articles that read like a bunch of fluff the author is providing merely to reach their minimum word count. Its really, really, really, really, shitty.

3. None of These Articles Even Matter

Think about the world were living in. Literally every day brings a new crisis of some kind. Arent there enough important things happening all around us that we shouldnt be taking time out of our day to read some stupid made up list on some idiotic website? I cant tell you how to spend your time, but I know I have better things to do.

Related: Fake News Must Be Stopped Unless It Supports My Wildly Inaccurate and Misinformed Beliefs

4. Lists are not news!

Lists are just one of the tricks that lazy internet journalists use to convince people they arent reading a piece where no actual information is being presented. Im sure you already understand this, being an intelligent reader and everything, but just in case, here are some of those methods to be on the lookout for:

  • Lists
  • Complementing the Reader
  • Strong language
  • Repeating the same points
  • Bullet points within a subheading
  • ...



Doomsday is not on Saturday after all, writer says after predicting end of the world "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christian numerologist says, based off the Bible and Egyptian pyramids, Planet X will collide with earth on September 23.
The end is still nigh just not as nigh as it was earlier this week, a Doomsday writer says.


Getting charged by a stray dog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I came home today and thought I heard a dog in the back yard. Only thing is my dogs were in. I look and look but I don't see a dog. My dogs want to go out really bad, because I think they knew they had a guest.
My dogs are pretty hostile and will attack other dogs. The other dog sounds fairly big, no doubt my dogs would still rip it apart but at what cost to them.
I still live in the city so grabbing my shot gun is out of the question. Looking around I see a hammer, thinking maybe but I...

Getting charged by a stray dog


How to Die "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From The Atlantic: The existential psychotherapist Irvin Yalom, who has helped countless people grapple with their mortality and fear of death, is now coming to terms with his own aging process and mortality.

For all the morbidity of existential psychotherapy, it is deeply life-affirming. Change is always possible. Intimacy can be freeing. Existence is precious. I hate the idea of leaving this world, this wonderful life, Yalom said, praising a metaphor devised by the scientist Richard Dawkins to illustrate the fleeting nature of existence. Imagine that the present moment is a spotlight moving its way across a ruler that shows the billions of years the universe has been around. Everything to the left of the area lit by the spotlight is over; to the right is the uncertain future. The chances of us being in the spotlight at this particular momentof being aliveare minuscule. And yet here we are.



Self-Differentiation and Why it Matters in Relationships "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Research shows the tremendous impact we each have on one anothers emotional and psychological health; our emotions, especially those that are negative, are contagious. It is important to differentiate ourselves from our family or relational environments in order to preserve our well-being.

Evidently, we influence each others emotional and physiological health. The takeaway from this can be twofold: (1) just as we are wired for co-regulation, the flip side is we are also wired for co-dysregulation; and (2) time apart can allow our system to shift states and find our own homeostasis.

One way to think of this is that, to be there for your friend, partner, or family during difficult times, its important to make sure your system continues to be regulated and resourced. Basically, in an emergency, make sure you put your oxygen mask on first before helping others. And make sure to frequently check your own oxygen supply and resources to be able to stay healthy and be giving of the love and support you want to give while getting through the turbulence. To be able to do that, it helps to have some self-differentiation.



Why Being Aware of Your Mortality Can Be Good for You "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Medical Xpress: While being aware of ones own mortality can produce anxiety and fearfulness, a recent study found that mortality awareness can also have a positive impact. Pondering ones death can be an important motivator to stay healthy, strive for spiritual growth, and work on leaving a legacy, whether it be by producing art, raising a family, or helping others.



There's Still Time to Register for the Autism Education Summit in Dallas! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fall is here! We invite and encourage you to attend the Autism Education Summit in Dallas, Texas. Thank you to our good friends at Generation Rescue for this conference. This Autism Education Summit is a conference for parents, professionals, and...


Mortal Kombat DLC Introduces Newest Fighter, Drunk Father "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CHICAGO NetherRealm Studios announced today that the next DLC character in the Mortal Kombat franchise will be Drunk Father. Sources close to the company say that the addition is a result of NetherRealm Studios desire to bring a sense of realism to the mostly supernatural roster.

We really wanted to open the franchise up with a brand new character but also one that fans felt they knew well. The obvious choice was Drunk Father, said Mortal Kombat director Ed Boon. Who wants another manipulator of space time or the elements when you have the power of an unbuckled belt and disappointment? Once he finishes his six-pack, youve already lost.

Ever since this announcement, the community has been posting theories on what outfits and Fatalities the character might have.

Ive heard one of the fatalities is Drunk Father cry-yelling at the downed character for twenty minutes about how his own father never said I love you to him and thats why he dropped out of college in the 80s, said Reddit user finished_hymn_92. I hope not, though. Sounds too simplistic.

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Not everyone at NetherRealm Studios is happy with the decision, though. One anonymous developer reached out to the press to air their grievances with the new DLC character.

Weve designed the character roster to balance out between fighters, explained the disgruntled developer in an interview. But when you have Drunk Father vs Drunk Father in a mirror match, its essentially an endless loop of them shouting Fuck you at each other and getting confused over whose dog the...


Cryptocurrency Trading Volume To Surpass Apple Soon: CNBC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Cryptocurrency trading volume will likely soon surpass that of the world's most liquid stock: Apple.: CNBC


Better in Byzantium? Ethereum Takes Baby Steps Toward a Privacy Boost "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The upcoming "Byzantium" hard fork of ethereum will usher in new cryptographic procedures that should eventually pave the way for increased privacy.


The Shins Eagerly Await Next Zach Braff Movie "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PORTLAND Indie-rock band the Shins confirmed this morning that they have been patiently awaiting the production of Zach Braffs latest project before releasing new music.

Without Zachs latest masterpiece over the new songs, whats even the point of recording them? said frontman James Mercer. But, any day now, itll happen. And we are ready to go, I can assure you of that.

The band has reportedly written and recorded demos, but announced that nothing is official until Braffs next realization of catharsis and emotion.

I begged James not to wait for another movie, but hes so intent on changing lives. Hes convinced this is the way to do it, confirmed drummer Jon Sortland. He told me I was insane for even suggesting such a ridiculous idea.


While Mercer would prefer to hold off until the time is right, sources close to him say he has grown impatient, sending countless unanswered letters to the Garden State director pleading for another movie. The singer has even begun brainstorming ideas to help the process along.

What about this adult man-child type guy from New Jersey? Emotionally insecure, deeply damaged, just trying to find his way in the world. Hes an actor, or maybe a writer, or maybe both, but not quite successful yet, said Mercer, rifling through a stack of handwritten screenplays. He meets a quirky, awkward girl with her own set of issues, they have this instant connection, and BOOM! The new single plays at full volume with our name on the screen and links to our website.

While Mercer created a Kickstarter to raise funds to back the next movie, Braff has yet to announce any involvement or plans for an upcoming feature. The Scrubs star did not respond when reached for comment.

At press time, Mercer had sent Braff a text message, reading, You gotta read this one script, itll change your life! He received a quick, automatic response: Message send failure.

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"Boo To The Flu" Vaccine Campaigns in Schools & Hospitals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yesterday was the first day of Fall and here in America that means flu shot sales season is about to take off like a bride's pajamas. Fast. The photo is a flyer from a Boo to the Flu program that...


Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."


Does Bitcoin Meet the Test for Being Money? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Five reasons why Bitcoin is money indeed, from the investor pro


Emporia at Sewing Bee Live! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week were at the Sewing Bee Live at ExCel London! (Another work trip out, we hear you cry! Yes! Arent we lucky?) The show runs for another two days over the weekend and weve spent the day here checking out the stalls, watching some of the contestants take part in the various challenges and []


Pub banter with Gentle Giant biker leaves two hospitalised "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Police have begun an urgent man-hunt for Mick Sweeney, a 64 heavily-tattooed biker, who is alleged to have committed a serious assault on two tourists in a remote country pub just outside Southampton. The incident occurred after the friends, driving home to London after a booze cruise to France, had been misinformed by the pubs landlord that the bearded 22-stone ex-con Sweeney was one of those big blokes that looks dead scary, but is a great big fluffy teddy bear really.

When we went in this guy looked us up and down and commented that we werent from round here. But he had such a lovely country accent that it didnt seem threatening really, explained James Bibby, one of the assaulted men, who had started chatting with Sweeney after accidentally knocking over his pint of Snakebite.

These big guys usually have a fabulous sense of humour so I opened up the conversation by joking that with all the leather gear he was wearing he looked like he could be one of the Village People, Bibby continued. The next thing I remember Im waking up in hospital being fed liquids through a straw.

Overall the trip was a bit of a disaster, confided Bibbys friend, Chris Parker, from his hospital bed, before going on to explain that as well as a fractured collarbone and three broken ribs, a thorough medical indicated hed also caught chlamydia from a working girl he had met in Calais. Unexpectedly the full-time prostitute did not have a heart of gold and a surprisingly innocent worldly wisdom, but did have several virulent strains of sexually transmitted disease and, after their brief encounter, also Mr Parkers wallet and car keys.

The recovering friends are confident, however, that Sweeney will be tracked down and brought to justice. This is in spite of initial concerns about the investigating detective, who appeared to be a borderline alcoholic with evident marital problems and a vehement disregard for modern policing practices.

He may seem a bit of a maverick, said Bibby through his wired jaw, but Im confident hell get results.

Re Pete


Afterschool Announces ICO, Set to Decentralize Platform using Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Afterschool, a two-sided after school activity marketplace based in Dubai, announces its ICO starting on September 26, 2017, by issuing its own digital currency. The four-week crowdsale which is expected to raise a minimum investment of $1 million up to 50,000 ETH, will be the companys first step towards its goal to decentralize its marketplace Continue reading Afterschool Announces ICO, Set to Decentralize Platform using Blockchain

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Women have quarter of brain says Saudi cleric "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A senior Saudi cleric has has come under fire for saying that women dont deserve to drive because they only have a quarter of a brain.


Irving Kirsch: The Placebo Effect and What It Tells Us About Antidepressant Efficacy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week I have had the honour of interviewing Dr Irving Kirsch. Dr Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Plymouth and the University of Hull in the UK and University of Connecticut in the US. He has published 10 books and more than 250 scientific journal articles and book chapters on placebo effects, antidepressant medication, hypnosis, and suggestion. He originated the concept of response expectancy. His meta-analyses on the efficacy of antidepressants were covered extensively in the international media and influenced official guidelines for the treatment of depression in the United Kingdom. His 2009 book, The Emperors New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, was shortlisted for the prestigious Mind Book of the Year award and was the topic of 60 Minutes segment on CBS and a 5-page cover story in Newsweek.

In this interview, we discuss Dr Kirschs research into the placebo effect and the efficacy of drugs used for depression.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How, as an undergraduate student, Dr Kirsch became interested in behavioural therapy but that he doubted the rationale behind these approaches
  • That this led to an interest in beliefs that people had and research into the placebo effect
  • How, while working at the University of Connecticut, his research into the placebo led to an interest in the efficacy of antidepressant drugs when compared to placebo
  • How his work led to the surprising conclusion that, were antidepressant drugs where concerned, the placebo effect was so large that there was very little room for a meaningful drug effect
  • How this changed Dr Kirschs views on antidepressant drugs entirely, causing him to ask whether the risks were worth the small benefit for depressed patients
  • That a belief that a person has can affect their response to a drug either in a positive way (placebo) or in a negative way (nocebo)
  • Dr Kirsch found that there are many conditions that can show a profound placebo effect including depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, pain, Parkinsons disease and asthma
  • That the placebo tends to have a greater effect in conditions that have a large psychological component when compared to functional disorders such as diabetes
  • That placebo can have an effect even if the patient knows that they are taking an inactive tablet and that part of this response is down to classical cond...


Fabric Hunting in Tallinn, Estonia: In Search of Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

fabric huntingI continue my journey in search of sewing inspiration in the wonderful city of Tallin, the capital of the Baltic nation of Estonia.  It's only a two-hour ferry ride (80 km/50 miles) from Helsinki where I was able to visit Marimekko and I find myself in what is without a doubt Continue reading


The worlds 5 most Endangered wild cats "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wild cats around the world face a long list of challenges as their habitat is degraded, their food supply diminished, and the cats are hunted for their body parts and meat. Despite notable conservation efforts, including National Geographic Societys Big Cats Initiative founded with conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, wild cats face a long road ahead. According to the IUCN Red Lists global status of the 38 existing species of wild cats (Felidae), five are Endangered. Here are those five most threatened wild cats by the current population numbers, as well as some notable current threats, existing conservation efforts, and global policy. Borneo Bay cat (Catopuma badia) A Boreno Bay cat in captivity in 2005. Jim Sanderson/Wikimedia Commons. Mature population: 2,200 Habitat: Forest-dependent, endemic to the Indonesian island of Borneo. Threats: Poaching for the skin and pet markets, and habitat loss due to commercial logging and oil palm plantation plantings. Conservation: Borneo Bay cats are fully protected under Indonesian law, but they remain one of the least studied wild cats in the world. Status: Endangered with a declining population of mature individuals. Andean cat (Leopardus jacobita) Andean Cat (Leopardus jacobita). Photo by Jim Sanderson/Wikimedia Commons. Mature population: 1,378 Habitat: Primarily rocky and steep terrains, particularly in arid and sparsely vegetated areas of the high Andes. Threats: Agricultural expansion, livestock impact, hunting, and other types of habitat loss and degradation. Conservation: Community-based conservation, alongside protective legislation in four South American countries and focused lobbying by special interest groups have contributed to


Mass Evacuation Planned in Vanuatu as Ambae Volcano Eruption Intensifies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Alert Level for Ambae volcano is raised from Level 3 to Level 4 [0-5 scale] Authorities in Vanuatu were preparing to evacuate up to 5,000 people on Saturday, as eruption on the 400sqkm Ambae island [Manaro Voui] continued to intensify. Volcanic activity at Ambae is continuing to increase. The Alert Level for Ambae volcano is []


This is what the Daily Mail regards as politically correct "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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Good, Bad and Ugly Side of ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Want to lose all your money? Invest in a lousy ICO.


Frankie Boyle on Theresa May: She merely persists, like an electoral skidmark "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Frankie Boyles been at it again, on Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and the rest of the so-called governing party.

Heres a few more of our favourite bits from his latest column on Facebook.

May has surrounded herself with a cabinet whose physical forms seems to have been damaged in the journey from their own pitiless dimension. Where do you get an inner circle like that? Possibly a Boys from Brazil style breeding program, which began in 1945 in Berlin when some Russian captain had the presence of mind to kick Hitlers nuts out of the flames so he could use them to buy British citizenship.

These people will all take to the stage at their conference in a couple of weeks, playing to an audience who look like theyve wandered in to hide from the Ghostbusters, in a televised conference that is, ironically, only ever watched by people on benefits. Michael Gove will get to simper around conference as a minister, looking like he could be taken out with a handful of salt, the larval stage of something horrendous.

The Conservative party doesnt really do principle, its more of a pitch by elite interests at what they think the public might buy. The thought must occur to them that even Boris is not cartoonish enough, that in these dumbed down times, where seeing tragedy on a west end stage probably means going to a Bee Gees musical, something even more basic might be required.

Step forward Jacob Rees-Mogg, a composite figure drawn from the nightmares of 18th century millworkers. He looks like a Punch cartoon of the first giraffe in England, and maintains the general air of someone who has had a wank to the Book of Deuteronomy. It might be quite apposite for the present state of things to have Britain led by a man who looks like hes slowly walking it to a graveyard. Rees-Mogg is the MP for NE Somerset (he got in on a platform of Ooooooh, inne tall!?) and belongs to a group of people for whom the phrase Is the Pope Catholic? is genuinely a matter for debate.

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End Violence Against Children Campaign: Advent Wreath Hopes and Dreams of Syrian Refugee Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


As we light the candles of the Advent Wreath we seek to join with the Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children and to shine light into the darkness of Displaced Children.

Nearly 50 million children, across the globe, have migrated across or within borders, or been forcibly displaced. More than half that number 28 million are boys and girls who have fled violence and persecution and whose insecurity. UNICEF 2016, Uprooted  makes them are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims of trafficking for forced labour, prostitution and forced marriage.

As we light the candles of our Advent wreath in anticipation of the coming of our Messiah in a refugee child we pray for the children of Syria and listen to their hopes and dreams.

(The children named in the prayers and still images are from the Fear and Dreams project of World Vision, comparing experiences of children across the world.  You could simple use the slide images below as the Advent wreath is lit or you could play the 1-2 minute videos that give further details of the experience of the Syrian children mentioned either before or after the prayers.)

Advent 1:

We light a candle of Hope for Ghina and Nour We wait and we pray for them.  Come Lord Jesus!



The Harshe Podcast Episode #10: Q & A Volume One "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

January and Brandon answer your questions! They talk about everything from their current favorite songs (hint: not the new Taylor Swift song) and chiropractic (since Brandon is a chiropractor, of course) to religion (hint: not Mormonism) and using toilet paper from the top or bottom (hint: this is an important answer)!

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Free Planet - it's not even yours - to give back "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


If you think you can 'own' a condensed and once-highly-red-shifted ball of star-ejected plasma that recently carried living dinosaurs through space under the guardianship of a brown-dwarf star i.e.e proto-Saturn and then was electrically captured by our current star, the Sun, making mountains in moments and murdering any land creature or human over 10 tonnes allowing mankind the opportunity to proliferate... if you think you can 'own' that, then you're an idiot.

This issue alone explains the near-impossible comprehension of 'free planet'. Quit corporately navel-gazing and wake up to REAL-reality. We are it, not the game.


Americans support free speech for those advocating ethnic cleansing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(TFC)  As white supremacists of all sorts rebrand, they still cling to the concept of free speech rallies. Do you notice how they dont invite groups opposed to them to speak? Do you notice all of the speakers are of the alt-right or alt-light variety? Do you notice the blatant racism? The rallies arent about free speech. They never were. Theyre about getting stupid people to defend them and to side with them based on a buzzword. They wouldnt get very far calling the Unite the Right free speech rally a KKK-Nazi-White Nationalist conference now would they?

Like all good propagandists, they term themselves something that is ridiculous to oppose. Look at the terms for the two main sides of the abortion debate. You arent really going to call yourself anti-choice or anti-life, are you? Its a word game typically used to trick those who are of lower intelligence. Free Speech is a lofty ideal, so this time theyre targeting college-educated people. Nobody wants to stand against free speech.

Free speech is one of the most important facets of a free society. A person should be able to stand in the open and state their opinion, no matter how offensive it is. While we may disagree, they should be able to stand in a crowd and sing the praises of Hitler.

These groups arent really engaging in free speech though, thats not the primary objective anyway. The real goal is to unite and organize various groups who openly advocate ethnic cleansing or a terrorist campaign under leaderless resistance. These arent debates or even forums for the expression of controversial ideas. Theyre a front to organize for ethnic cleansing.

The websites of the groups openly proclaim their goals and even as they organize to gain the political power to make the United States a white ethnostate, many Americans refuse to believe it. Its a story as old as time itself. Instead, liberals all over the country are patting themselves on the back for being tolerant and supporting free speech. Supporting the organizational efforts of those wanting to ethnically cleanse the United States doesnt make you principled. It makes you an accomplice.

Throughout history, there were always groups of scared little boys who saw skin color or language or religion as a good enough reason to use violence. They were always small in number at first. They then tricked the less intelligent of those around them by pretending to defend them...


Another significant ocean receding event in Brazil, here's what's causing it "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yet another ocean receding event occurred on the coast of Brazil on Thursday, September 21, 2017, causing panic among people, not just in Brazil. The latest event happened in Guaratuba, a city in the state of Paran, considered to be one of the most beautiful...... Read more


Pfizer Vice President Blows Whistle On Gardasil: The Vaccine Is Deadly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Former vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Peter Rost, has blown the whistle on the dangers of the Gardasil vaccine  and claims that Big Pharma aims to keep people unhealthy.  Below is a clip taken from the [...]


End Violence Against Children Campaign : Advent Wreath Liturgy Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ideas for Advent Wreath Candle Lighting words with focus on The Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children by 2030 which seeks a world in which every child grows up free from violence.

Every five minutes, somewhere in our world, a child dies as a result of violence. An estimated 120 million girls and 73 million boys have been victims of sexual violence, and almost one billion children are subjected to physical punishment on a regular basis.

As part of Agenda 2030, the worlds governments have set ambitious targets to end violence by 2030, in order to deliver the vision of a world where all children girls and boys alike grow up free from violence and exploitation.

The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children will support the efforts of those seeking to prevent violence, protect childhood, and help make societies safe for children.


Key Facts: An Overview

Advent 1 : Hope/ Prophets Candle

On the first Sunday of Advent, the first purple candle is lit. This candle is typically called the Prophecy Candle in remembrance of the prophets, primarily Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ:

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14, NIV)

This first candle represents hope or expectation in anticipation of the coming Messiah.

As we light the HOPE candle we seek to join with the Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children and to shine light into the darkness of

Youth Suicide 

We light a candle of HOPE for the 800 000 people who each year take their own life and for the many more people who attempt such and for families and communities devastated by such.   WHO 2017

HOPE those suffering in high-income countries from mental illness, particularly depression and drug abuse.

HOPE for those in crisis experiencing breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-up or chronic pain and illness.

HOPE for those experiencing conflict, disaster, violence, abuse, or loss and a sense of isolation.......


Know Your Propaganda Straw Man The Art of Misrepresentation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) In the following article, Shem from Discerning The Mystery offers some great insight about the straw man fallacy. While this might seem like some obscure academic reference, I can assure you that almost everyone succumbs to this kind of thinking from time to time. Briefly, raw information combined with interpretation produces a subjective experience of any data setthe automatic aspect of our philosophic nature. Facts or information alone are devoid of meaning, but when a fact or data point enters the field of our awareness, the automatic aspects of consciousness (the subconscious and superconscious) go to work. This "personalizes" the fact, producing emotions, insights, and inferences. For example, a batch of cookies baking in the oven often produces good feelings, and a desire to eat them. The smell of the cookie itself is the raw data, the fact, which is interpreted subjectively to produce secondary sensations that we normally associate with that smell. What this means is that our subjective experience acts as an intermediary between objective reality and what we perceive. We make decisions and choices from our subjective experience, not reality directly. As such, ensuring our perceptions, interpretations, and conclusions are accurate is incredibly important. In most instances, confrontations about ideas is not specific to the fact itself, it's focused on our inferences of the objective fact. We tend to confuse our interpretations with reality itself, which can lead to unproductive conversation if we aren't humble and thinking critically.
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How Your Height Might Affect Your Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Most kids love hearing people comment on how tall they're getting. In some circles, particularly homes where sports like volleyball or basketball are revered and often played, being tall is considered a definite plus. But new research has emerged that suggests being taller or significantly shorter than average isn't necessarily better in terms of health and may even pose health risks.

Part of the impact comes from how your height might affect your organs, studies say, such as one published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.1 Scientists explored how height and venous thromboembolism, the third leading cause of heart attack and stroke, may be associated. According to the study, the condition is also known as VTE and the more simple term "blood clots."

Evaluating a group of more than 2 million Swedish siblings, men shorter than 5 feet 3 inches in height had a 65 percent lower chance of acquiring VTE, a type of blood clot that begins in a vein, when compared to men taller than 6 feet 2 inches.

Other aspects of the study included pregnant women, who are more prone to develop this type of blood clot, and the finding that those shorter than 5 feet 1 inch had a 69 percent lower incidence of the condition compared to women over 6 feet. That supports the premise of another interesting study from 2003 that suggests shorter people are, on average, the ones with longer lifespans.2 According to CNN:

"Among men, an association with height was found for risk of blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary embolism, as well as in the legs and other locations. Among women, only the risk of blood clots in the legs was significantly associated with height."3

Some scientists questioned the fact that the studies focused on Swedish individuals and how that might relate to people in the U.S., but others maintain that Sweden is just as ethnically diverse as populations in the U.S.

Studies on How Height May Affect Health

According to the study, gravity may hold the most culpability in causing the problem. As Dr. Bengt Zller, associate...

Ketogenic Diet Often Better Than Drugs for the Treatment of Epilepsy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

This year marks the 20th anniversary of "First Do No Harm," a film directed by American movie director and writer Jim Abrahams. Based on real-life events, the film relates the successful treatment of one boy's severe case of epilepsy using a ketogenic diet. Prior to the fictionalized family's discovery of the diet, their youngest son, Robbie, was given many pharmaceutical medications, some of which caused constipation, fevers, rashes and other harmful side effects, including at least one near-death episode.

Aspects of the storyline mirror Abrahams' own experience with his infant son Charlie, who makes a brief cameo appearance in the film as one of Robbie's playmates in the hospital. Charlie was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was just 11 months old. Similar to the mother in the movie, played by Meryl Streep, after Abrahams watched his son suffer through multiple daily seizures, the accompanying accidents and injuries, and a slew of pharmaceutical drugs, he became aware of the ketogenic diet through personal research.

As with the boy in the movie, within the first month of implementing the diet, Charlie became seizure- and drug-free. Charlie continued on the ketogenic diet for five years, after which he resumed eating regular food, and has never had another seizure since. "First Do No Harm" will give you a sense of the intensity and desperation that often accompany serious illness. You also will get a glimpse of the emotional and financial burdens placed on families facing a major health crisis.

Moreover, the film shines a bright light on the harm that is routinely inflicted by doctors and drug companies through what may appear to be guesswork and trial-and-error procedures related to the treatment of complex health issues. If you've had doubts that looking beyond conventional medicine is worth your time, "First Do No Harm" will remind you again that so-called "alternative approaches," such as the ketogenic diet, actually underscore the value of plain old common sense when it comes to optimizing your health.

Why Are Drugs Often the First Choice in Epilepsy Treatment?

As you may know, epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain that trigger seizures. These sudden brief episodes can be intense and are generally characterized by altered or diminished consciousness, convulsions and involuntary movements. The Epilepsy Foundation suggests epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological condition, with an estimated 65 million people worldwide affected by it.1

Some 150,000 Amer...


250,000 People Fleeing Imminent Bali Volcano Explosion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bali Volcano Threatens to Blow Up to million people are urged to evacuate Mt Agung precinct on the island of Bali, eastern Indonesia, as the restive volcano threatens to explode imminently. Authorities raised the warning to the maximum level four on Friday night, indicating  a dangerous eruption was imminent within hours. Up to 2,000 tremors []


Ute Indian Tribe Secures Victory in Tenth Circuits Denial of Uintah County Officers Request for Rehearing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

County Sheriff Vance Norton shot and killed Ute tribal citizen

Published September 23, 2017

FT. DUCHESNE, UTAH Monday, September 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied state and local law enforcement officers petition to have the full Court reconsider a three-judge panels decision in Vance Norton, et al, v. Ute Indian Tribe. The denial allows the Tribes trespass suit against the state and local officers to proceed in the Ute Indian Tribal Court.

The Tribal Business Committee praised the ruling, saying the Tribe welcomes the Tenth Circuits vindication of the Tribes sovereign authority over tribal lands and the Tribal Courts jurisdiction over the trespass suit.

The County Officers request for a rehearing relates to the July 11, 2017 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in favor of the Ute Indian Tribe in the Norton case, to hold now-Uintah County Sheriff Vance Norton accountable for allegedly trespassing onto the Ute Reservation and shooting Todd Murray, an unarmed Ute Indian, in the head from point blank range; and to hold Nortons associates accountable for allegedly trespassing onto the Reservation and destroying evidence and taking other actions to cover up Nortons shooting of Murray.

The Tenth Circuit decision provides a significant victory for the Ute Indian Tribe in strengthening the jurisdiction of the Ute Indian Tribal Court to hear and resolve claims involving non-members and affirming the civil regulatory authority of the Ute Indian Tribe to enforce its Tribal Trespass Ordinance, Ordinance 13-005, against non-members who come onto the Uintah and Ouray Reservation without lawful authorization from the Tribe.

At the same time, the Tribe is highly critical of Duchesne Countys decision to terminate the Countys misdemeanor prosecution agreement with Myton City.

The Tribe recently was provided a copy of the letter dated September 7, 2017, from Duchesne County to the Myton City Police Department,...


Amazing Energies Sweeping The Globe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Deane Thomas, Guest writer, Amazing energies continue to sweep across the globe, despite what many are feeling or saying to the contrary. Reaching that place of balance really does allow us to feel the wafts of new from afar, as well as the fading of the old. Certainly, we are all trying to []

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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Scholarship Dinner and Auction Raised Record Amount of Scholarship Support $208,000 Committed for Student Success "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin and Director of Institutional Advancement Judith Pepper,
along with the volunteers from the event. Photo by Eric Davis.

Published September 23, 2017

$208,000 Committed for Student Success

SANTA FE  IAIA Director of Institutional Advancement Judith Pepper (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), has announced that the IAIA Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction, held on August 16, 2017, raised a record $208,000 for critically needed scholarship funds that assist IAIA students in reaching their academic and artistic goals. These funds will support 298 students, with the school awarding 564 scholarships this Fall.

The Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) honored students, staff, and faculty volunteers with a Thank You party on September 8, 2017. IAIA President, Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee), along with Judith Pepper, thanked students for their assistance at the Dinner. Several students remarked on their experience and the rewards of giving back to the school that has done so much for them.

Artists who contributed works to the auctions at the Dinner included IAIA alumni Melissa Melero-Moose  (Northern Paiute) 09, Nonabah Sam (Navajo/Tesuque) 05 , Cara Romero  (Chemehuevi) 05, Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa) 65/96, Tedra Begay (Navajo) 07, Kevin Red Star (Crow) 65 , Phillip Haozous (Chiricahua Apache) 72, Penny Singer (Navajo) 96,  Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) 90, Anthony Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo) 78, Jeff Kahm (Plains Cree) 92; and other noted artists, such as, Ben Nighthorse CampbellJames Roybal, Arlo Namingha (Tewa/Hopi), Dale ChihulyUpton Ethelbah Jr. (Santa Clara Pueblo/White Mountain Apache), Kevin BoxPreston Singletary (Tlingit), Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw), Anth...


Scientists And Physicians Send Appeal About 5G Rollout And Health Dangers To The European Union "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On September 13, 2017, more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G in the European Union. The reason for the appeal is RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment, but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists, rather than industry scientists who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been. According to the Appeal, 5G is effective only over short distances and is transmitted poorly through solid materials. Because of that inefficiency in transmission, a tremendous number of antennas or cell towers will be needed to implement 5G service. One key paragraph jumped out for me: Read Entire Article


Sen. Udall: Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare Bill Disastrous for Indian Health Care "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Tom Udall D New Mexico

Published September 23, 2017

Calls for bipartisan approach to improve health care for Native Americans
WASHINGTON  On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bills effects on health care in Indian Country:
This damaging bill would totally dismantle all of the advancements weve made to expand access to quality health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has provided a lifeline to Indian Country, filling persistent funding gaps at the Indian Health Service and enabling IHS facilities to provide essential services beyond the life and limb only level.  Underfunding at IHS has forced Native health care facilities to ration care and prior to the Affordable Care Act, people across Indian Country lived by the unofficial motto: Dont get sick after June. Now, thanks to the Medicaid expansion, many Native Americans finally have access to the services they need to keep themselves and their families healthy. But Graham-Cassidy would undo all that progress.  


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

1.00 AUD = 0.0002 BTC
0.0010 BTC = 4.60 AUD

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

0.0010 BTC = 3.66 USD
1.00 USD = 0.0003 BTC


Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit off the coast of Northern California, US at 19:50 UTC on September 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.1 km (5.6 miles). The epicenter was located 58 km (36 miles) W of Ferndale, 58 km WNW of...... Read more


Plausible Deniability For Dummies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The former Depress Secretary Sean Old Spicer has a point.


The Boxcar Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Background on the author etc - The Boxcar Children - Wikipedia


Described by the publisher as-

"In this totally satisfying book, the four Alden childrenHenry, Jessie, Violet, and Bennyhave become orphans and run away rather than be taken to their grandfather, who they do not know but fear....

The Boxcar Children


M5.7 Quake Strikes Mendocino Ridge, Offshore California "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Grace-173G M 5.7 218km W of Ferndale, California EQ Details: Magnitude: 5.7 mww [USGS] Location: 40.416N, 126.828W; 15.1 km depth 218km W of Ferndale, California Time: 2017-09-22 19:50:15 UTC AG: Diagnostics now available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: california, earthquake, Ferndale, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, Gorda Escarpment, Mendocino Ridge


If You Get Chills When Listening To Music, It Could Be A Sign Youre Special "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you ever been listening to a song when all of a sudden, your heart skips a beat, the hairs on the backs of your arms stand up, and a piece of you feels as if it has taken flight? If so, youre not alone. However, according to a new study, individuals who get chills when listening to beautiful music are biologically different. As a result, they may even be considered special. 

The study was led by Matthew Sachs, a graduate student studying the effect of music on the brain at the University of Southern California. For the research, 20 students, 10 of who reported feeling chills while listening to their favorite songs and 10 whom did not, took part.

Quartz reports that the team of researchers took brain scans of both groups. The students who reported the equivalent of frission, as it is known in the scientific community, were found to have a significantly higher number of neural connections between their auditory cortex, emotional processing centers, and prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is involved in higher-order cognition, such as interpreting a songs meaning.

Sachs himself admits the study was small and that the phenomenon is difficult to research. After all, is not unusual for people to get chills from certain songs because they have unique memories tied to them. To prove more conclusively that people who connect with music are slightly different from a biological perspective, Sachs is conducting follow-up research that involves examining the patterns of activity in peoples brains as they listen to music that induces goosebumps. His hope is to understand more about whats happening neurologically.

From an evolutionary standpoint, chills are a response to cold and danger. Said Sachs, Our hair stands on end, and when were th...


Is There a Bitcoin Bubble? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Is There a Bitcoin Bubble? by Jim Rickards Daily Reckoning [Ed. Note: Jim Rickards latest New York Times bestseller, The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis, is out now. Learn how to get...

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Travis Scott Reportedly Ejaculated Sperm Into Kylie Jenners Uterus With His Penis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The devastating damage caused by earth quakes and hurricanes to North America, as well as the imminent nuclear war with North Korea has been greatly overshadowed today by reports that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the reality show family, has been inseminated by her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott. Although representatives did []

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Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"We're run by the Pentagon, we're run by Madison Avenue, we're run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don't revolt we'll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche... As long as we go out and buy stuff, we're at their mercy We all live in a little Village. Your Village may be different from other people's Villages, but we are all prisoners. Patrick McGoohan

First broadcast in Great Britain 50 years ago, The Prisoner a dystopian television series described as James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka confronted societal themes that are still relevant today: the rise of a police state, the freedom of the individual, round-the-clock surveillance, the corruption of government, totalitarianism, weaponization, group think, mass marketing, and the tendency of humankind to meekly accept their lot in life as a prisoner in a prison of their own making.

Perhaps the best visual debate ever on individuality and freedom, The Prisoner (17 episodes in all) centers around a British secret agent who abruptly resigns only to find himself imprisoned, monitored by militarized drones, and interrogated in a mysterious, self-contained, cosmopolitan, seemingly tranquil retirement community known only as the Village. 

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RUMORS OF WAR: World War 3 threat puts stock markets on edge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The latest war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un spooked markets, as the threat of nuclear appears to grow. Global stock indices plunged after the US President upped the pressure on the North Korean dictator with more sanctions and dubbed the leader rocket man.

Kim Jong-un called Mr. Trump mentally deranged and threatened to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. The FTSE 100 was nervy after Asian stocks plunged overnight, and Wall Street losses continued on Friday. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both fell around 0.3 percent.  READ MORE



Fans Petition to Make Wonder Woman Bisexual in Superhero Sequel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hundreds of Wonder Woman fans have signed a petition urging the filmmakers behind this summers blockbuster hit to write what they say is superhero Diana Princes obvious bisexuality into the script for the upcoming sequel. A petition titled Make Wonder Woman Bisexual was launched on

Monday by one Gianna Collier-Pitts, who identifies as working for LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD. The petition claims the global hit film starring actress Gal Gadot was a success for everyone except the bisexual community. The likelihood of Wonder Woman being bisexual has been alluded to over the years, primarily in comics, the petitions author wrote on the campaign page. READ MORE


Super malaria spreading rapidly in Asia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A highly drug-resistant strain of malaria dubbed super malaria is spreading rapidly in South East Asia, leading scientists to warn that it could soon be a global threat. The disease, most commonly transmitted by mosquitoes infected with the parasite, was first detected in Cambodia in 2008 but has now spread to the three remaining countries that make up the Eastern Greater Mekong subregion: Vietnam, Laos and

Thailand. In a letter, published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, the team studying the spread of the disease from the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, said the rapid spread presents one of the greatest threats to the control and elimination of malaria. Adding that the fact it is mostly drug resistant is a sinister development. READ MORE


How do you know you are Alive? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Ask yourself the question: am I alive now?

How do we check that? We move immediately to the organs of perception. We feel the weight of the body on the chair or bed. We feel the temperature of the air on the skin. We glance around, and see that we are seeing the physical space in which we are positioned. We listen, the sounds we hear confirm that we are here.

Spiritual teacher Russel Williams calls the physical senses the organs of consciousness. Somewhere between hearing the question: I AM ALIVE? and the answer YES, there is a flow of information, and an awareness of that phenomena.

It is through the five senses that we experience what we could call physical life. The five senses are not things though, in Russels teaching, they are channels through which consciousness is able to access the physical dimension and through which the physical dimension enters consciousness. They are doorways through which feeling vibration passes.

The first physical phenomena to be sensed through the organs of consciousness is the body itself. When we ask the question: Am I alive now? we can direct our attention to the world outside the body, but we can equally allow our consciousness to begin to penetrate the body itself: Inside the body, the sensations of physical comfort or discomfort, temperature, movement, gravity. Even the more subtle sensations of thoughts, feeling and emotions are filtered through these organs of consciousness.
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Jamie Dimon is Right to Fear Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jamie Dimon considers cryptocurrency "worth nothing" for one reason only: Because his company -- the largest bank in the United States and among the largest in the world -- doesn't control it. And that's one of several reasons why others find it very valuable indeed.


Rocketman And Dotard Agree To Settle Diplomatic Issues In EPIC Rap Battle "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of mentally deranged behavior. He went on to say, He is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician, Mr. Kim said.

Mr. Trump on Friday responded with some name-calling of his own. On Twitter, the president called Mr. Kim obviously a madman.

Trump has repeatedly said that, the time for talk is over, and has proposed what is being called a radical diplomatic solution. Epic rap battle. As both leaders enjoy talking smack, and nuclear war would obliterate the human race, this is being hailed as the perfect solution.

Initially Kim Jong Un proposed a wrestling match, but Trump backed down after hearing the rumor Kim Jong Un is a champion ssireum wrestler. Ssireum is a folk wrestling style and traditional national sport of Korea. While it is likely this is yet another one of Kim Jong Uns unsubstantiated claims about his physical prowess, advisors warned Trump that at 71, nearly twice the age of North Koreas leader, this was potentially a game he would not win.

Although North Koreas leader taunted Trump for backing down from the wrestling match, calling him a frightened dog, he accepted Trumps suggestion to rap battle, saying he would annihilate the senile, dotard, American snake bastard.

Critics worry Trumps repertoire of racist slurs and yo momma jokes will not be enough to win the rap battle, but Trump is confident his old white guy swagger will prevail. Rocketman aint got nothin on me, he said in a recent tweet. Still, by coming up with an epi...


14 Psychological Tricks That Will COMPLETELY Change Your Social Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by The Mind Unleashed

Look, weve all been there. Were trying to do something that will actively make our life better, but our brain keeps getting in the way.

We often find ourselves overthinking, plagued by doubt, or giving in to anxietybut we can all do better, and these fifteen mental hacks can help. Check them out, and let us know about your successes!

Fifteen mental hacks to start using today:

1) Practice silence

You know how sometimes you ask someone a question and they only sort of answer the question, or sidestep it? Try maintaining eye contact while staying silent, then just wait. Most people will be uncomfortable enough with the silence that theyll answer the rest of the question.

2) Chew gum to lessen anxiety

A natural reaction to stress, nervousness, or anxiety is to eatbut that doesnt always help, and can have adverse effects on our waistlines. Chewing gum, however, can have the same effect (tricking your brain into relaxing) without the added calories.

3) Watch group dynamics

When youre in a group, pay attention to what people do when they laugh. When people laugh, they tend to instinctively look at the person they are closest to, or wish they were closest to.

4) Drop the I believe

When you use phrases like I believe or I think it undersells the point youre making it. If youre saying it, you clearly already believe or think it, so drop the extra clause. Doing so will help you appear more confident.

5) Stay cool, calm, and collected

The easiest way to gain power in a disagreement is to stay calm; loosing your cool is a way of giving your power up. Stay calm, and youll have a much better chance of coming to an agreement in the future.

6) Act the way you want to feel

Research has shown that not only do we tend to act the way we feel (our actions serving as an emotional outlet, such as stomping when angry), but this can work the other way around, too: If we want to feel happy, acting like we are can help us do so. In other words, fake it until you make it is very real. So if you want to be happy? Act happy. You may be surprise...


Doomsday Profit Says The World Is REALLY Ending THIS TimeLike, For REAL "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)WASHINGTON, DC JUNE 26: Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Are we in our final days? It seems they have said so many times before, but Christian prophet David Meade says THIS time its for real.

Meade, a self-published author, bases his prediction on a complex set of calculations and inferences centered around the number 33 and imminent interference from the planet Nibiru. Sept. 23 is 33 days after the solar eclipse, which Meade sees as significant. He believes that a constellation will reveal itself over Jerusalem on Saturday, triggering the launch of a series of catastrophic tribulations that will mean the end of life as we know it.

NASA, meanwhile, has repeatedly said that the planet Nibiru does not exist. Yet, numerous conspiracy videos on Youtube say otherwise. Paul Younge, a Phd in Youtube Videos points out that NASA is not a reliable source.

You think NASA is paid for with tax dollars? No, thats ridiculous. It is funded entirely by the Illuminati, who have a vested interest in keeping the sheeple dumb and docile. They have most of the world convinced that the earth is round, even though it can be proven through simple calculations to be flat. They say theres no aliens on the dark side of the moon, but I can site numerous credible Youtube sources to the contrary. All this business about planet Nibiru not existing is yet another bit of misinformation.

Unlike many profits before him, David Doomsday Meade admits he may be wrong about the exact timing of the rapture, which is due to happen this Saturday, but he is certain is coming soon.

I was never good at math. Ill admit that. My calculations may be slightly off. But I can feel the rapture coming. I can feel it in my bones.

Reportedly many others are currently feeling the rapture in their bones, a...


Man That Used To Work In Hospitality Describes Those Days As If He Were In A POW Camp "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Dale Peckham often laughs when people say theyve really had to work for their money. Because only a select few have ever worked a double shift on ANZAC Day and lived to talk about it. The 29-year-old former bartender spoke to The Advocate about his days working behind a bar and while hell []

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7 Reasons to Abandon Your Comfort Zone and Why Youll Never Regret It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Elliott Pak; tiny buddha

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. ~Jack Canfield

Imagine with me for a second. You wake up, roll over, and blindly reach to hit your alarm to start the routine of the day. Make the same thing for breakfast. Maybe go to a new coffee placenah. Same place. Go to work on the same route to the same job youve been at for years.

After a long day of struggling through your daily responsibilities, you come home tired and slink back into the comfort of your TV and couch. Watch the same shows. Pass out. Repeat. At long last, the respite of the weekend finally comes. You go to the same bars, and hang out with the same friends, and before you know it, its Sunday night. Time to repeat the whole process over again.

Somehow down the road, you begin to feel like everything turned into too much of a routine. Nothing new happens anymore, and you cant even remember the last time you really grew or progressed at something newthe last time you felt that burning sensation in your heart, that incomparable feeling of venturing into something new and scary.

That was me.

When I was a kid, I remember having this recurring nightmare. I was in prison, and my prison job was making license plates. That was my job for the rest of my life.
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Alert level for Agung volcano raised to highest (4 of 4), Bali "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following a sharp increase in seismic activity, Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Agung volcano in Bali from 3 to 4 (of 4) at 20:30 local time (13:30 UTC) on September 22, 2017. Massive evacuation of communities around the volcano is in...... Read more


What You See First In This Picture Can Reveal A Lot About Your Character "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Peace Quarters

Pictures in general and what we notice first about them can tell a lot about our characters and personalities. One should not overthink it and just answer this simple question:

What do you see first in this picture?

An Explosion

You are a very creative person, and your imagination is running wild. You are most likely working in a creative position and working with your mind a lot. Or if not, then you should consider it, because creativity might be your hidden talent. Try some artistic hobbies or exercises and see how you like it.
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DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 395 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 395 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Happy junk party weekend, friends! This past week I really got my blog on. Blame it on the cooler weather perhaps? However I admit Im struggling with the loss of my beloved hot summer nights. So I brought out my Therapy []

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Here's The Greatest Speech Ever Written "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by each others' misery. We dont want to hate and despise one another.

In this world, there is room for everyone. The good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way

Greed has poisoned mens souls; has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind.

We think too much and feel too little! More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will remain violent and all will be lost.

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Prisoners escaped, widespread looting in Puerto Rico after hurricane. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Something to think about!
"I was raised about a mile from that prison complex in Bayamon, so I know that my former neighbors are on edge. Our criminals are some of the boldest I know. Sadly it's only going to get worse, as people's bellies start to really ache, LEO's reach their limits, looters get bolder and there is less of the good stuff to loot from stores. Guess what; down there, generators are a big "come rob me" beacon shouting out to a half mile radius. Shit's getting real, and there's little respect for the rule of law or private property, and private firearm ownership is rare. You have to have a permit to possess, and another one to carry, and they're both subject to the whims of the approving authorities. This is where that laid back, care-free Caribbean attitude stops being cute. The island has a history of recorded hurricanes since the 1800's and it's still always a last minute panic. My uncle installs storm shutters down there for a living and was working until 11pm the night before the storm hit. I got good status back from most of my family except for my uncle, but this is only the beginning. God help them because only he can change the heart of those who would do harm."


The GoldFish Report No. 133 Exo-Geo Political Round Table w/ Cobra, Benjamin Fulford and Kauilapele "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some may find this roundtable useful in understanding what is happening around the planet right now. Yes, it was done at 11 PM HST (5 AM EDT (Louisa time), 6 PM the next day (Benjamin) and who the h knows Cobra time). Excellent questions from Steve and Louisa, and I may have had one or two as well (and, hey, I shaved for this show, dammit!).

Quite a group!!

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Published on Sep 22, 2017
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Can Baby Books Cause Postpartum Depression? Study Says Yes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Can popular baby books be linked to postnatal depression? A new study from Swansea University, published by the Department of Public Health, Policy, and Social Sciences, says yes. Researchers looked at the link between baby books and maternal anxiety specifically books which encourage new mothers to put their babies on strict sleep and feeding []

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The GoldFish Report No. 134 Country Roads w/ Winston Shrout: Accepted For Value (and discussion of energetic interruptions) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Part of the reason I post this one is that at the beginning they talk about recent attacks/ interruptions/ energetic intrusions that they experienced in their previous show. Youknow, these things apparently do happen. And as we are in the final stages of this planetary liberation process, the intrusions, etc., may intensify.

I always try to not even allow to enter the concept of attack into my consciousness. However, often if there are things that we need to release, they are popping up and exposing themselves and asking us to release them.

Published on Sep 22, 2017
On The GoldFish Report No. 134, Winston begins with a heart to heart talk with viewers about the work we do and the consequences of bringing it to the people. Next, in true Winston style, he travels down many roads that leads to the to...


Bloke Who Stupidly Bought Sportsbag To Pub Wonders If He Can Leave It Behind The Bar "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A bloke who bought a bag full of work stuff to the pub is now starting to wonder if theres anywhere he can stash it until tomorrow, when theyve finished pissing up. What is often used as a getaway card from any lengthy pub sessions is now turning into quite and inconvenience, as []

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Antioxidant activity of various oral Lactobacillus strains. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Appl Microbiol. 2017 May 5. Epub 2017 May 5. PMID: 28474851 Abstract Title:  Antioxidant activity of various oral Lactobacillus strains. Abstract:  AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the antioxidant activity of oral Lactobacillus strains in vitro.METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 201 Lactobacillus strains were investigated for antioxidant activities: free radical scavenging (DPPH), inhibition of linoleic acid peroxidation (TAALA ), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH). Resistance to reactive oxygen species was also assessed. Results showed that there was a wide range of individual antioxidant properties of DPPH, TAALA , SOD and GSH between/within the species of Lactobacillus strains. Generally, all tested Lactobacillus, except L. oris and L. gasseri, showed relatively high antioxidative parameters indicating that antioxidative properties are strain specific. Lactobacillus fermentum, L. paracasei and L. rhamnosus strains with high DPPH and TAALA activities (>60%) could survive under oxidative stress (incubated in 10 mmol l(-1) hydrogen peroxide for 8 h or 10 mmol l(-1)  hydroxyl radicals for 1 h) better than L. salivarius, L. oris and L. gasseri strains. It was also observed that there were significant differences in all antioxidative parameters tested, except DPPH, between the strains from caries-free subjects and those from subjects with caries.CONCLUSIONS: The different antioxidants were found among Lactobacillus strains. The strains with high antioxidants could tolerate well under the oxidative stress.SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: This is the first study to investigate the antioxidant properties of human oral Lactobacillus strains. Significant results found that certain Lactobacillus strains exhibited relatively high antioxidative parameters. Further studies are needed to examine whether there would be any antioxidant effect on oral health.

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Guardian: Climate Denial is the Fault of Old White People "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t The Spectator Guardian author John Gibbons has written an extraordinary piece which blames climate denial on old white people. Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will


Yale announces collaboration with WBCSD to improve corporate reporting "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Eurekalert   (Dont we all want our corporate investments to be inclusive) ~ctm Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Recognizing the critical role that private capital flows will play in moving society toward a more sustainable future, Yale University has launched the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF). This new academic effort will provide


Off-Grid Tiny House Paradise With Geodesic Dome Greenhouse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is the ultimate tiny house off grid paradise. Situated on 380 acres of spectacular lake-front property with private hot-springs and abundant wildlife, the land will eventually be home to a fully functioning off-the-grid, solar powered community of tiny homes which will be placed amongst a network of geodesic dome greenhouses growing organic food.

The first of the homes is already in place, with ingenious design and high quality craftsmanship. Its owner Kathleen takes us through the property and shares her vision for an amazing future.

Bryces videos keep getting better and better. This one is off the charts because it shows how to create a tiny house community with sustainable food and energy production. After watching the video I realized how you could do something similar on a smaller, much less expensive scale. The owner would create double income from selling produce and leasing tiny house lots. One suggestion is a greenhouse like this one: They say you can earn $100,000/year growing microgreens in a shipping container sized greenhouse.



Lactobacillus fermentum IM12 attenuates inflammation in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Benef Microbes. 2017 May 30 ;8(3):407-419. Epub 2017 May 15. PMID: 28504577 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus fermentum IM12 attenuates inflammation in mice by inhibiting NF-B-STAT3 signalling pathway. Abstract:  In the present study, we isolated Lactobacillus fermentum IM12 from human gut microbiota, which strongly inhibited interleukin (IL)-6 expression and STAT3 activation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine peritoneal macrophages, and examined its anti-inflammatory effect in mice with carrageenan-induced hind-paw oedema (CIE) or 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis (TIC). Oral administration of IM12 (0.210(9), 110(9) or 510(9) cfu/mouse, once a day for 3 days) in mice with CIE significantly suppressed the increase of oedema volume and thickness, as well as myeloperoxidase activity and IL-6, IL-17, NO, and prostaglandin E2 levels in the carrageenan-stimulated paw. Treatment with IM12 (110(9)cfu/mouse, once a day for 3 days) in mice with TIC significantly suppressed colon shortening, and myeloperoxidase activity and IL-6 and IL-17 levels. Treatment with IM12 in mice with CIE or TIC also suppressed the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2, as well as activation of nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-B) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3). Furthermore, IM12 significantly inhibited the expression of iNOS, and COX-2, as well as activation of NF-B in LPS-stimulated mouse peritoneal macrophages. The inflammatory effect of heat-inactivated IM12 was significantly different to that of live IM12 in mice with TIC, although anti-inflammatory effect of IM12 was reduced by heat treatment. Based on these findings, IM12 may attenuate inflammation by inhibiting NF-B-STAT3 signalling pathway.

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Litecoins Charlie Lee Makes Cryptic Claims About Crypto-Bans on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Charlie Lee, the creator of cryptocurrency Litecoin, has taken to Twitter to voice his doubts over the current Chinese crypto-ban rumours. In a series of Tweets from today, the mastermind behind Litecoin claimed to have a trusted source that says that theres no truth to China banning mining or network and that the FUD is Continue reading Litecoins Charlie Lee Makes Cryptic Claims About Crypto-Bans on Twitter

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A Brief History of Failed End Time Predictions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Gregg Prescott, M.S.What can we expect the day after the end of the world? According to wiki, there have been 183 end of the world predictions that have failed. Many of these were prophesied by religious zealots through fear propaganda.
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Gay "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It was a cold October uptown on the street, When his father came upon him and his girl, 'What's this?' he cried, Barely keeping his feet, 'Son, your lies are unfurled.' 'Father, I'm sorry I told you I was gay, In fact it's not the truth, But now you've caught me on this day, I'll tell you why I'm with here Ruth.' Son revealed his secret, It was really nothing so grand, That he did not want to be considered, Just a baby-making man. The truth was out, His girl was smiling, But the father exploded, Tears like missiles flying. 'I WANT GRANDCHILDREN!' He screamed at length, He ripped his hair with all his strength, His son observed this act and threw up his hands, 'I don't care what you say, Fuck it, father, I AM gay!'


Lactobacillus fermentum HY01 had significant preventive effects in dextran sulfate sodium induced-colitis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nutrients. 2017 May 25 ;9(6). Epub 2017 May 25. PMID: 28587089 Abstract Title:  Prevent Effects of Lactobacillus Fermentum HY01 on Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Mice. Abstract:  The aim of this study is to assess the preventive effects of Lactobacillus fermentum HY01 (LF-HY01) to dextran sulfate sodium induced-colitis. We observed the ratio of colon weight to its length, colon pathological changes, and the concentrations of pro-inflammatory factors (IFN-, IL-12, TNF, and IL-6) in serum. We also took account of the protein levels of IB, NF-B p65, iNOS, and COX-2, and we measured the best effects of different doses of Lactobacillus fermentum HY01 (low dose group was 10 CFU/kgbw, high dose group was 10(10) CFU/kgbw) on dextran sulfatesodium-induced colitis mice. The results were remarkable, suggesting that Lactobacillus fermentum HY01 had significant preventive effects in dextran sulfate sodium induced-colitis; simultaneously, the high dose group showed the best results among other groups. It can effectively alleviate the shortened colon length, reduce the ratio of colon weight to its length, reduce edema, inflammatory cells infiltration, and colon mucosa injury, and play an important role in the down-regulation of concentrations of pro-inflammatory factors (IFN-, IL-12, TNF, and IL-6). Above all, Lactobacillus fermentum HY01 shows promising prevention for IB degradation, inhibition of NF-B p65 phosphorylation cascades, and decreases the protein levels of iNOS and COX-2 as well.

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Navajo Nation Police Officer Involved in Fatal Accident "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kevin Hevel. Photo from Glendale Police Department

Breaking News 

Published September 22, 2017

GLENDALE, ARIZONA A Navajo Nation Police Officer has been taken into custody by the Glendale Police Department and booked on charges of manslaughter, felony endangerment, driving under the influence and failure to stay at the scene of an accident causing death.
At approximately 12:13 a.m., Glendale Police dispatched an attempt to locate a possible impaired driver who was driving a red SUV, striking curbs and traveling eastbound on West Glendale Avenue from North 75th Avenue.
An officer in the area reported that the driver of the red SUV sideswiped another SUV that was traveling in the same direction. Occupants of that vehicle were not injured.
The red SUV continued on and struck a bicyclist traveling westbound. The bicyclist identified as Peter Ranking, 50 years old, was pronounced deceased on scene. The red SUV continued on, running a red light and striking a fully marked patrol SUV. The officer sustained minor injuries.
The driver of the red SUV was detained by officers, transported to a local valley hospital for non life-threatening injuries and identified as Kevin Hevel, 30.
A DUI investigation was conducted and probable cause had been developed in arresting the male driver.


BIS Central Bank Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BIS Central Bank Cryptocurrencies by Larry White Lone Star White House This BIS has issued a new report on possible uses for cryptocurrencies by central banks. This is really where the focus is at this time in terms...

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This is a Journey that can Heal the World. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am highly sensitive, and for a while I thought that, probably, something was wrong with me. Thus, I resisted everything about my personality. Without that voice


US Is Overdue For A Catastrophic Earthquake! These Are The Areas Most At Risk "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The likelihood that the U.S. will see a catastrophic earthquake within the next 30 years is very high and its not just the West Coast thats at risk, experts say.

Seismologists have long warned that the U.S. is overdue for an earthquake, because a catastrophic one has not occurred in the U.S. since about 1989, when the Loma Prieta earthquake killed at least 63 people in California, said Robert Yeats, a geology professor at Oregon State University. The most destructive earthquake the U.S. has ever seen was the 7.9-magnitude Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, which killed an estimated 3,000 people, according to the agency. As more years have passed without earthquakes, pressure has built up along certain fault lines as tectonic plates try to shift, including in the Pacific Northwest and California, Yeats said.

Earthquakes, which occur when two Earth surfaces move against each other, are typically difficult to predict and impossible to prevent. But the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps out high-risk zones based on seismic and geologic data that take into account when and where earthquakes occurred in the past, among other measures that help them predict future events, according to Morgan Moschetti, a USGS research geophysicist. See which areas have the highest potential for an earthquake below.

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Probiotics exerted intestinal anti-inflammatory effects in DSS-mouse colitis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mol Nutr Food Res. 2017 Jul 28. Epub 2017 Jul 28. PMID: 28752563 Abstract Title:  Differential intestinal anti-inflammatory effects of Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus salivarius in DSS mouse colitis: impact on microRNAs expression and microbiota composition. Abstract:  SCOPE: To compare the intestinal anti-inflammatory effects of two probiotics Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus salivarius in mouse colitis, focusing on their impact on selected miRNAs and microbiota composition.METHODS AND RESULTS: Male C57BL/6J mice were randomly assigned to four groups (n = 10): non-colitic, DSS colitic and two colitic groups treated with probiotics (5 10(8) CFU/mouse/day). Both probiotics ameliorated macroscopic colonic damage. They improved the colonic expression of markers involved in the immune response, and the expression of miR-155 and miR-223. L. fermentum also restored miR-150 and miR-143 expression, also linked to the preservation of the intestinal barrier function. Besides, these beneficial effects were associated with the amelioration of the microbiota dysbiosis and a recovery of the SCFAs- and lactic acid-producing bacterial populations, although only L. fermentum improved Chao richness, Pielou evenness and Shannon diversity.Moreover, L. fermentum also restored the Treg cell population in MLNs and the Th1/Th2 cytokine balance.CONCLUSION: Both probiotics exerted intestinal anti-inflammatory effects in DSS-mouse colitis, maybe due to their ability to restore the intestinal microbiota homeostasis and modulate the immune response. L. fermentum showed a greater beneficial effect compared to L. salivarius, which makes it more interesting for future studies.

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How to Overcome Body Pain during Meditation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Meditation is supposed to make us feel good. However, when we sit for more than 30 minutes, meditation no longer feels as pleasant. Its enough that we have to deal with all the mental noiseexperiencing physical pain can often feel unbearable.


What is the rapture? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are many Christians who believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ will be in two phases. First, He will come for believers, both living and dead, in the rapture (read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17). In this view, the rapturewhich is the transformation and catching up of all Christians, dead or alive, to meet Christ in the airwill be secret, for it will be unknown to the world of unbelievers at the time of its happening.

The effect of this removal, in the absence of multitudes of people, will, of course, be evident on earth. Then, second, after a period of seven years of tribulation on earth, Christ will return to the earth with His church, the saints who were raptured (Matthew 24:30, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:13, Revelation 1:7). He will be victorious over His enemies and will reign on the earth for 1,000 years (the millennium) with His saints, the church. CONTINUE


This review to summarize the findings of cocoa and chocolate on blood pressure and vascular function. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Nutr. 2017 ;4:36. Epub 2017 Aug 2. PMID: 28824916 Abstract Title:  Cocoa, Blood Pressure, and Vascular Function. Abstract:  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents the most common cause of death worldwide. The consumption of natural polyphenol-rich foods, and cocoa in particular, has been related to a reduced risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease and stroke. Intervention studies strongly suggest that cocoa exerts a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health, through the reduction of blood pressure (BP), improvement of vascular function, modulation of lipid and glucose metabolism, and reduction of platelet aggregation. These potentially beneficial effects have been shown in healthy subjects as well as in patients with risk factors (arterial hypertension, diabetes, and smoking) or established CVD (coronary heart disease or heart failure). Several potential mechanisms are supposed to be responsible for the positive effect of cocoa; among them activation of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, increased bioavailability of NO as well as antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is the aim of this review to summarize the findings of cocoa and chocolate on BP and vascular function.

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MingoCoin Token Pre-Sale Goes Live on September 25, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mingo an interconnected set of supporting products, announces its Pre -ICO sale to raise 2M, scheduled to begin at 3 PM GMT on 25th September 2017. The upcoming token sale will be followed by the planned ICO, going live sometime during the first quarter of 2018. The proceeds from the campaign will be allocated Continue reading MingoCoin Token Pre-Sale Goes Live on September 25, 2017

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Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Back on April 20, 2010, a major environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded and 4.9 million barrels of crude spilled into the Gulf waters creating a problem that was not fixed until July 10, 2010 when the rig finally was able to be capped.

One of the approved emergency methods to control the oil spill was the use of Corexit, a chemical dispersant sprayed from aircraft. According to a report about the health issues related to that chemical Respiratory, Dermal, and Eye Irritation Symptoms Associated with Corexit EC9527A/EC9500A following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Findings from the GuLF STUDY, we learn in the Introduction,

As part of the oil spill response and cleanup (OSRC), approximately 1.8million gallons (6.8millionliters) of oil dispersant was applied both to the sea surface [1.07million gallons (4.05millionliters)] and directly into the stream of oil leaving the wellhead 5,000feet (1.5 km) underwater [0.77million gallons (2.9millionliters)] (United States Coast Guard 2011).

Furthermore, in the Conclusion of that report, association is made that health issues apparently were caused by the dispersant chemical.

Potential exposure to Corexit EC9527A or EC9500A was associated with a range of health symptoms at the time of the OSRC, as well as at the time of study enrollment, 13 y after the spi...


Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill And The Corexit Oil Dispersant Health Problems Confirmed "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Catherine J. Frompovich Back on April 20, 2010, a major environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico when the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling


US nuclear carrier conducts naval drills with Japan as N. Korea threatens H-bomb test "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The 100,000-ton US Navy supercarrier Ronald Reagan has conducted drills with Japanese warships south of the Korean Peninsula, Japans military said. Pyongyang, meanwhile, has threatened a further hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force said in a statement on Friday that the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier Ronald Reagan, based in the Japanese town

of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, and its escort ships have been holding drills with Japanese Navy vessels in waters south and west of Japans main islands since September 11. The strike group is also set to stage a separate drill with the South Korean Navy in October, the Defense Ministry added. READ MORE


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

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Sleeping Venus (1944)

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



Migraine Sufferers: This Could Be the Root Cause of All Your Problems "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article is shared with permission from our friends at Doctors Health Press. Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed*** and may vary from person to person***. I like to think of my body as a city; its a group of communities living in a larger area, each one affecting the other in...


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PlusCoin ICO has Loads of Benefits to Share with Crowdsale Participants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

To an average consumer and ordinary retailer, the world of cryptocurrencies has successfully been demystified by the entrance of PlusCoin in the market a coin that is fully integrated into the DS Plus mobile marketplace. And in an effort to go beyond customers to enterprises, PlusCoin is already enjoying partnerships with corporations like the Continue reading PlusCoin ICO has Loads of Benefits to Share with Crowdsale Participants

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Cai Guo-Qiangs Whimsical Pedicabs Light Up Philly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cai Guo-Qiangs Fireflies along Benjamin Franklin Parkway (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

PHILADELPHIA As the sun set on a cloudy Philadelphia evening, a herd of cherry-red pedicabs began pulling up to Sister Cities Park. Each of the 27 pedicabs were decorated with a blooming assortment of colorful lanterns. There were 900 lanterns in total, ranging from round, traditional red spheres and five-pointed stars, to more contemporary iterations like winking emojis, dogs, donuts, UFOs, and sushi rolls. Running on weekends through October 8, these luminous pedicabs are part of a public art project by artist Cai Guo-Qiang called Fireflies.

Cai is perhaps best known for his dramatic, explosive works involving fireworks and gunpowder his seminal work Sky Ladder (2015) consisted of a balloon holding a ladder of explosives that shot up 16,000 feet into the air, lasting approximately two minutes and thirty seconds after ignition. For Fireflies, which was commissioned by Philadelphias Association for Public Art along with Fung Collaboratives, Cai handcrafted lanterns with his studio team in his hometown of Quanzhou, China before transporting them to Philadelphia.

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This paper reviews the role of cocoa polyphenols in cardiovascular protection. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Diseases. 2016 Dec 17 ;4(4). Epub 2016 Dec 17. PMID: 28933419 Abstract Title:  The Cardiovascular Effects of Cocoa Polyphenols-An Overview. Abstract:  Cocoa is a rich source of high-quality antioxidant polyphenols. They comprise mainly catechins (29%-38% of total polyphenols), anthocyanins (4% of total polyphenols) and proanthocyanidins (58%-65% of total polyphenols). A growing body of experimental and epidemiological evidence highlights that the intake of cocoa polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events. Beyond antioxidant properties, cocoa polyphenols exert blood pressure lowering activity, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, metabolic and anti-atherosclerotic effects, and also improve endothelial function. This paper reviews the role of cocoa polyphenols in cardiovascular protection, with a special focus on mechanisms of action, clinical relevance and correlation between antioxidant activity and cardiovascular health.

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CDC Study Shows Up to 7.7 Times the Risk of Miscarriage After Influenza Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The CDC has just published a seismic study (Donahue et al. 2017 Vaccine 35:5314) linking spontaneous abortions in women to flu vaccines.  The study reviewed data for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 flu seasons.  Women vaccinated with the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) in the 2010-2011 season were 3.7 times more likely to experience a spontaneous abortion within 28 days than women not receiving the vaccine.  Over the entire study period (2010 to 2012), the odds for a spontaneous abortion for vaccinated women were 2.0 times greater than for those women not receiving the flu vaccine.  Both figures showed a statistically significant increase in miscarriages when women received their flu shot.  Most alarmingly, in women who received the H1N1 vaccine in the previous flu season, the odds of spontaneous abortion in the 28 days after receiving a flu vaccine was 7.7 times greater.

The vast majority of these flu vaccines were multi-dose formulations, containing 25 micrograms of mercury via the preservative thimerosal.  In those years, out of approximately 150 million flu shots given in the U.S. annually, less than 50 million or 34% of those vaccines available for pregnant women were thimerosal-free.

For many years, health officials have warned pregnant women to avoid eating mercury-containing tuna. And, even before this latest study, some government scientists were questioning the wisdom of pressuring women to receive mercury-laden flu shots in any trimester of pregnancy. National Toxicology Program Deputy Director, Dr. George Lucier, said The developing fetus should NEVER be exposed to any amount of mercury, period!  In the words of senior CDC epidemiologist, Dr. William Thompson, So I dont know why they still give it [the flu shot] to pregnant women, like thats the last person I would give mercury to.

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What Does the Next Wave of Development Mean for Bushwick Artists? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A building on Wyckoff Avenue advertising A building on Wyckoff Avenue advertising over 9,000 square feet of awesome. (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Bushwick Open Studios is now more than a decade old, but its continuity is more uncertain than ever.

As thousands of art lovers descend upon North Brooklyn this weekend for the citys largest arts festival, a quieter, anxious conversation is whispered through the neighborhoods studios, galleries, and commercial art spaces. Artists are chatting with one another about when their studio leases will expire, whose landlords are jacking up prices, and who wants to make deals with their tenants.

Residential rents have been largely stable along the L and J trains, but the area is undergoing rapid change along its commercial corridors. New hotels are sprouting up, developers are renovating warehouses and factory bu...


Gender fluid football threatened by gender fluid found in shower "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gender Fluid United is the first football team to feature players whose gender identity is undecided and can change from day today. But its existence could be under threat after as-yet unidentified gender fluid was found in one of the clubs multisex showers.

The discovery has caused dismay and shock among players attending a meeting held yesterday at the club. We aim to defeat the idea that teams are all male or all female when everyone knows the whole idea of gender is little more than a hegemonic social construct! the team goalkeeper ejaculated.

GF United have yet to play a formal game, although they have had friendlies with Bury St Edmunds women. But when Captain Hilary Smythe discovered the alleged gender fluid after one of the friendlies, she knew her or his dream of non-binary soccer might turn into a nightmare. Hilary has so far refused to describe the fluid, which was taken away for forensic analysis. One eyewitness said it was removed with a q-tip, while another said one of the forensic team was seen with a small Tupperware, although that may have contained sandwiches.

Its almost unheard of for this kind of fluid to be gender neutral, said one scientist with a full set of male genitalia, not that it matters. But it could call into question how players who claim gender fluidity can secrete fluid that is far from gender free. The scientist who for all we know was wearing a crinoline because we got the quotes on the phone continued: Paradoxically the fluid or fluids we may be talking about are unlikely have any fluidity at all, when it comes to the gender identity of their former owner.

Earlier editions of this article accidentally featured the goalkeepers ejaculation as a self standing sentence. The team goalkeeper ejaculated. This has been edited to look less smutty, with only partial success. But we do defend our journalists right to use the verb ejaculate to mean shout. If they must. Such writing takes real spunk.

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America Overdue for Catastrophic Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Imagine being forced to stay inside from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. while living without electricity. Thats the plight of millions in Puerto Rico today. Meanwhile, rescuers are digging through mountains of debris this morning searching for signs of life following Tuesdays earthquake that killed at least 282 people. People in Texas and Florida are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Maria or

another hurricane could strike the US again. And seismologists are warning today that we are overdue for a catastrophic earthquake. When disasters strike, its human nature to ask why God allowed them and to wonder how he is relevant to our suffering. We know that some suffering results from misused freedom (Gen. 3:1719) and that natural disasters are a consequence of the fall (Rom. 8:22). We know that future good can come from present pain (Rom. 8:18). READ MORE



Road In Mexico Looks As If It is Breathing After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake [Watch] "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Shortly after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, killing 248, locals were stopped in their tracks by a breathing road. The tarmac cracked and heaved as if the quake had given it lungs. At the time, the development scared locals. Minds are still boggled as the phenomenon has yet to be explained in scientific terms.

The cracked road is located in Moreles, Mexico, and was pulsing after the initial earthquake. As the video below reveals, people ran down the road but then stopped once they saw the unstable surface. Many were too nervous to cross it; others gathered around the phenomenon to watch it.

The second powerful earthquake to hit Mexico within a period of weeks was centered in Puebla state, where it killed 40 people. Across the nation, nearly 250 were killed. This disaster occurred 12 days after another quake which killed nearly 100 people in southern Mexico.

Following the tragedy, rescuers began digging for survivors in the rubble. Many volunteered to rescue victims at a collapsed school, where 21 children between the ages of seven and 13 and five adults were crushed to death. Many children remain missing. At least 11 children and one teacher have been rescued from the rubble, reports The Sun.

Credit: Vox

The cause of the breathing road is somewhat of a mystery. Commentators online have suggested everything from soil liquefaction which results when water is squeezed out of the cracks to an entire sinkhole being underneath the rippling tarmac. The cause has not yet been determined by scientists, either.

Oddly enough, the...


This Misunderstood Tech Is Making Some Investors Rich "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This Misunderstood Tech Is Making Some Investors Rich by Teeka Tiwari  International Man They thought I was nuts It was 2003. I was moving from my retail money-management business to managing an exclusive hedge fund. My parting gift to my retail...

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Canteen Based Woods kit "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is my woodland survival kit I carry when I am am hunting. I try to keep it light and minimal. Water, fire cordage, cutting tool is a given. My cover is what I am wearing. Does anyone else use a similar kit?


CDC Study Shows Up to 7.7 Times the Risk of Miscarriage After Influenza Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

The CDC has just published a seismic study (Donahue et al. 2017 Vaccine 35:5314) linking spontaneous abortions in women to flu vaccines.  The study reviewed data for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 flu seasons.  Women vaccinated with the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) in the 2010-2011 season were 3.7 times more likely to experience a spontaneous abortion within 28 days than women not receiving the vaccine.  Over the entire study period (2010 to 2012), the odds for a spontaneous abortion for vaccinated women were 2.0 times greater than for those women not receiving the flu vaccine.  Both figures showed a statistically significant increase in miscarriages when women received their flu shot.  Most alarmingly, in women who received the H1N1 vaccine in the previous flu season, the odds of spontaneous abortion in the 28 days after receiving a flu vaccine was 7.7 times greater.

The vast majority of these flu vaccines were multi-dose formulations, containing 25 micrograms of mercury via the preservative thimerosal.  In those years, out of approximately 150 million flu shots given in the U.S. annually, less than 50 million or 34% of those vaccines available for pregnant women were thimerosal-free.

For many years, health officials have warned pregnant women to avoid eating mercury-containing tuna. And, even before this latest study, some government scientists were questioning the wisdom of pressuring women to receive mercury-laden flu shots in any trimester of pregnancy. National Toxicology Program Deputy Director, Dr. George Lucier, said The developing fetus should NEVER be exposed to any amount of mercury, period!  In the words of senior CDC epidemiologist, Dr. William Thompson, So I dont know why they still give it [the flu shot] to pregnant women, like thats the last person I would give mercury to.

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Meth found in 7-Up bottles in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Health officials are warning travelers after reports of 7-Up bottles contaminated with methamphetamine found in Mexico. According to a press release from Banner Health, the contaminated bottles of 7-Up were consumed in Mexicali, Mexico and an investigation is underway to determine how the soda was contaminated. It is important to check that the seal for any food and drink consumed is still intact and

show no signs of tampering, Dr. Daniel Brooks said. If you notice any difference in color, taste or smell, throw it out. It is important to check that the seal for any food and drink consumed is still intact and show no signs of tampering, Dr. Daniel Brooks said. If you notice any difference in color, taste or smell, throw it out. READ MORE


Halloween Full Moon with Bats Pillow (A How To) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today we have a quick How To for making a Halloween Full Moon Pillow with Bats.

For this project we used:

*Matching Thread

*Striped quilting cotton for the pillow front and black quilting cotton for the pillow backing

*A 16 x 16 pillow form (these can be purchased online HERE, at your local craft store, or even at Wal-Mart)


To make these pillows you can use the printable instructions found in HERE.

It will give you step by step all the measurements and cutting instructions.  Just follow them but stop after you get to step #2 and follow these next steps to create your sunflower then return to step #3 and finish up your pillow cover.

Alright!  So lets get going!

Step #1.  Cut out your pillow front from your striped fabric and 2 back pieces from black fabric.  Use craft felt to cut out the moon and the two bats.



Doomsday Meade Backtracks On End of the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The end is still nigh just not as nigh as it was earlier this week, a Doomsday writer says. David Meade, who claimed the world is ending Saturday when a mysterious planet collides with Earth, is now backtracking on the calamitous claim. Meade said the world wont end on Sept. 23 after all, but instead Saturday will only mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks.

The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending, he told the Washington Post. A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October. Meade said his prediction is based on verses and numerical codes found in the Bible, specifically in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation. He said recent events, such as the solar eclipse and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, are omens of the approaching apocalypse. READ MORE


BioCoin Seeks to Introduce Loyalty Reward Programs Using Blockchain Technology "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is a Russia based platform that aims to totally disrupt the organic food and eco-farming sector. The platform is a retail network that seeks to introduce a revolutionary idea into the market. They will do this through the use of a platform known as BioCoin. What BioCoin expects to achieve is to leverage on Continue reading BioCoin Seeks to Introduce Loyalty Reward Programs Using Blockchain Technology

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Mud bricks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I made a brick mold that makes bricks 25 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm from wood. A log was split and mortise and tenon joints were carved using a stone chisel and sharp rocks. The mold was lashed together with cane to prevent it from coming apart when used.

Next, I made a mixture of mud and palm fiber to make the bricks. This was then placed into the mold to be shaped and taken to a drying area. 140 bricks were made.
When dry, the bricks were then assembled into a kiln. 32 roof tiles were then made of mud and fired in the kiln. It only took 3 hours to fire the tiles sufficiently. The mud bricks and tiles were a bit weaker than objects made from my regular clay source because of the silt, sand and gravel content of the soil. Because of this, I will look at refining mud into clay in future projects instead of just using mud.

Interestingly, the kiln got hot enough so that iron oxide containing stones began to melt out of the tiles. This is not metallic iron, but only slag (iron oxide and silica) and the temperature was probably not very high, but only enough to slowly melt or soften the stones when heated for 3 hours.

The kiln performed as well as the monolithic ones Ive built in the past and has a good volume. It can also be taken down and transported to other areas. But the bricks are very brittle and next time Id use better clay devoid of sand/silt, and use grog instead of temper made of plant fiber which burns out in firing. The mold works satisfactorily and I aim to make better quality bricks for use in furnaces and buildings in future.


Understanding the Minnesota DOCs Opposition Testimony For Line 3 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Commerce shocked us all with its formal testimony in opposition to Line 3:  

Oil market analysis indicates that Enbridge has not established a need for the proposed project; the pipeline would primarily benefit areas outside Minnesota; and serious environmental and socioeconomic risks and effects outweigh limited benefits.

Minnesota would be better off if Enbridge proposed to cease operations of the existing Line 3, without any new pipeline being built.


thatspoison: fashbasher3000: at first i didnt realize that this was supposed to be portraying... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



at first i didnt realize that this was supposed to be portraying antifa as the bad guys

i thought this was our mission statement


These 10+ Photos From The First-Ever Comedy Pet Photo Awards Are Amazing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Animals specifically, household pets dont just make the world a better place, they make it a funnier one, as well. This is particularly evident in the following photos, which were winners in the first-ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

First prize went to Nando Harmsen from The Netherlands. The image he submitted shows his horse happily and oddly skipping across a field. And, the rest in the collection are as equally hilarious. The categories included: junior, gone to the dogs, pets who look like their owners, and ancients. 

Though this was the years first competition, submissions from over 2,500 entries from at least 73 countries were received. Some photos were sent from Mexico, the Philippines, Uganda, Kazakhstan and New Zealand. Nature photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam were the brains behind the project, in addition to the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards.

Credit: Axl Marsh/Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

Said Sullam, who is an African landscape photographer:

Although some images had been shot on smartphones most of them were sharp and well composed and, as photographers, both Paul and I were thrilled to see so much quality from entrants using non-professional photographic equipment!

Due to natural disasters and worsening humanitarian crises, the news has been anything but positive lately. While it is intelligent to stay informed of current events, it is also necessary to be reminded of the humor and good which exists in this world. Hopefully, this series inspires more smiles in a time of global discomfort.

Scroll through some of the 2017 finalists and prepare to chortle from laughing so hard:



Complete genome analysis of Lactobacillus fermentum SK152 from kimchi reveals genes associated with its antimicrobial activity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2017 Oct 2 ;364(18). PMID: 28934382 Abstract Title:  Complete genome analysis of Lactobacillus fermentum SK152 from kimchi reveals genes associated with its antimicrobial activity. Abstract:  Research findings on probiotics highlight their importance in repressing harmful bacteria, leading to more extensive research on their potential applications. We analysed the genome of Lactobacillus fermentum SK152, which was isolated from the Korean traditional fermented vegetable dish kimchi, to determine the genetic makeup and genetic factors responsible for the antimicrobial activity of L. fermentum SK152 and performed a comparative genome analysis with other L. fermentum strains. The genome of L. fermentum SK152 was found to comprise a complete circular chromosome of 2092 273 bp, with an estimated GC content of 51.9% and 2184 open reading frames. It consisted of 2038 protein-coding genes and 73 RNA-coding genes. Moreover, a gene encoding a putative endolysin was found. A comparative genome analysis with other L. fermentum strains showed that SK152 is closely related to L. fermentum 3872 and F-6. An evolutionary analysis identified five positively selected genes that encode proteins associated with transport, survival and stress resistance. These positively selected genes may be essential for L. fermentum to colonise and survive in the stringent environment of the human gut and exert its beneficial effects. Our findings highlight the potential benefits of SK152.

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Cop Becomes Foster Dad To Cat Who Jumped In His Police Car "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A wayward cat found just the person to get him the help he needed (and he wasn't about to take "no" for an answer).

Officer Rick Butler, of Ohio's Oxford Police, had been out on patrol early Friday morning when he happened upon the random feline by no choice of his own. While the officer was stopping to check on a local church, the brazen orange cat reportedly leapt through the cruiser's open window. He then proceeded to demand attention and pets.

Credit: City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Butler, of course, was happy to oblige.

Credit: City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Butler might have thought it would be just a momentary encounter, but the cat evidently had something else in mind. Rather than slink away, having had his fill of the officer's affection, the kitty then staged a sit-in.

"[He's] super friendly and loving and now refusing to leave the police car!" the department reported.

Was the cat being stubborn? Maybe. Did it pay off? Yes, yes it did.

Credit: City of Oxford, Ohio - Division of Police

Thoroughly disarmed by the charming cat,  Butler didn't have the heart to turn the little guy away so he let him stay. The police station doesn't have facilities to house cats, so as the department announced online, Butler has decided to become his foster dad, at least until the cat's rightful owner is found or someone comes forward wanting to adopt him. (The cat, "not the officer," the police department was q...


3 Reasons Why its Okay to Swear while on your Spiritual Path. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The irony that I preach the benefits of "conscious parenting," a pretty cool spiritual path to be on, yet I swear a lot isnt lost on me. I like to keep it


This Sweet Senior May Be The World's Oldest Cat Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An ancient proverb states that cats have nine lives, and that has never been more true than for Nutmeg.

The grumpy tabby who held the title for worlds oldest cat lived her life to the fullest until she passed in September at the age of 32 or 144 in cat years.

Now a new upstart in Werribee, Australia, could be the next feline to hold the title. At 26 years old, Teddy is Australias oldest living cat, and his owner, Fran English, is applying to the Guinness Book of World Records to make it official.

English adopted Teddy in 2014 when his elderly owner could no longer care for him, and was shocked when Teddys microchip revealed that he was born in 1991.

The long-haired black cat is in surprisingly good shape for his advanced age, still finding plenty of time each day to prowl around Englishs garden and play in the sun.

Teddy has a rather unusual secret to his longevity, English notes on his Facebook page. Each day he eats a sprig of rosemary from the garden and then gets nice and clean in the shower.

"He used to try and get in the shower with me so I decided to let him get in one day and it just took off from there," Fran told Yahoo News. Teddys fascination with water has only increased over the years. Now he goes into the shower and waits for it to be turned on, and after his rinse, gets toweled off by his doting mom.

Diagnosed with arthritis earlier this summer, he now takes medicine daily to keep him comfortable and active, along with his normal diet of canned tuna and kangaroo meat. His mom even built him a ramp up to the bed.

But despite a few gray hairs, hes still friendly and outgoing. Teddy loves to go out for a wander according to his moms Facebook posts, gnawing on herbs and drinking from his own little fountain outside. The average life expectancy for an indoor cat is between 12 to 18 years old, while cats...

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Daily consumption of BC30 by adults aged 65-80 y can increase beneficial groups of bacteria in the human gut. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Nutr. 2015 Jul ;145(7):1446-52. Epub 2015 May 6. PMID: 25948780 Abstract Title:  Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 Modulates Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in Older Men and Women. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Advancing age is linked to a decrease in beneficial bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. and reduced aspects of innate immune function.OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether daily consumption of a probiotic [Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (BC30); GanedenBC(30)] could improve immune function and gut function in men and women aged 65-80 y, using a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover design.METHOD: Thirty-six volunteers were recruited and randomly assigned to receive either a placebo (microcrystalline cellulose) or the probiotic BC30 (1 10(9) colony-forming units/capsule). Volunteers consumed 1 treatment capsule per day for 28 d, followed by a 21-d washout period before switching to the other treatment. Blood and fecal samples were collected at the beginning and end of each treatment period. Fecal samples were used to enumeratebacterial groups and concentrations of calprotectin. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were extracted from whole blood to assess natural killer cell activity and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated cytokine production. C-reactive protein concentrations were measured in plasma.RESULTS: Consumption of BC30 significantly increased populations of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii by 0.1 log10 cells/mL more than during consumption of the placebo (P = 0.03), whereas populations of Bacillus spp. increased significantly by 0.5 log10 cells/mL from baseline in volunteers who consumed BC30 (P = 0.007). LPS-stimulated PBMCs showed a 0.2 ng/mL increase in the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 28 d after consumption of BC30 (P

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When we understand credit WE THE PEOPLE will 'balance the books' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Your Birth Certificate Was Made Into a Bondits Worth Billions!
August 2, 2013

This post is getting much attention on my blog at the moment. The sooner this information gets out to the masses, the sooner we will be able to put an into the fraud, lies, deceit and corruption, once and for all. For those in doubt, dont take my word for it, conduct your own research and Im certain you will draw the same conclusions.. ~BK

birth certificate

Who knew, it says American Bank Note Company right there on our birth certificates!? Im connecting so many dots today I think my head might start spinning around and puking green vomit, like the little girl in the Exorcist. Ok Im sorry, thats gross. But thats how disturbing this stuff is. This type of awareness should not leave the reader feeling powerless, but em-powered. The reason this has gone on for so long is a direct result of our collective ignorance. I realize this stuff is not easy to believe and even harder to understand, especially to the newly awakened, and even more so to the still asleep. This is a quote I forced myself to memorize for this very reason:A truths initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasnt the world being round that agitated people but that the world wasnt flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. Dresden James.....


Youre Never Upset for the Reason you Think. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im talking about a truth bomb that, if you let it, can totally re-wire your life. Ready for it? The truth is that you have neve


Blockchain Conquering Esports Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Eloplay, an eSports project, has announced in its recent blogpost that it integrates blockchain-based solutions in the platforms operation. Even though by itself it doesnt seem like big news, this announcement has probably outlined the growing trend of blockchain acceptance by the eSports industry. eSports at a Glance eSports is a relatively new phenomenon that, Continue reading Blockchain Conquering Esports Industry

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Hurricane Maria, Weather Warfare, And Military Bases (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Dane WigingtonWas Puerto Rico the target of weather warfare from Hurricane Maria manipulation? Was the case the same with Texas and Hurricane Harvey? Cuba and Hurricane Irma? What are the mathematical odds of the US and Caribbean nations experiencing a sudden rash of catastrophic hurricanes after a 12 year major hurricane landfall drought? Why was there a 12 year major cyclone landfall drought in the US to begin with? These questions are especially puzzling when we consider that the rest of the world has endured record strength cyclones with record frequency during the same period. Climate intervention and cyclone manipulation programs are a verifiable reality, not theory or speculation. The 6 minute video below contains animations of radio frequency transmissions interacting and impacting hurricanes Maria and Jose. What are the possible objectives of the geoengineers?
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Stress Reduction Herbs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How to boost your adrenals

In just one day, I can feel like Im on a crazy ride of opposites: stress and relaxation, happiness and sadness, bursts of energy and extreme fatigue. It is amazing how many emotions and physiological jolts I experience in 24 hourssound familiar?!

Your body is extremely resilient and adaptive under a variety of conditions, but it cannot accomplish the demands of whatever happens to be thrown its way without proper nutrition and physiological support. Stress and fatigue tend to be a huge struggle for just about everyone, causing detrimental effects to your physical and mental health.

Businesses are jumping on taking advantage of the growing number of caffeine and sugar addictions, hence the ability to find at least one, if not two, coffee shops on just about every block. The endless supply of sugar filled lattes and carb loaded treats give your body and mind a boost of energy and a quick fix, and then abruptly leave you craving more and further exhausted.

Your body has a surprising ability to manage stress, yet on the inside your body is pleading for rest. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can affect every system in your body like burnt out adrenal glands, overstressed digestive tract, rapid aging, anxiety, cancer, chronic fatigue, common cold, hormone imbalance, irritable bowel disease, auto-immune disorders, thyroid conditions, and weight loss resistance.

Instead of just reaching for a short-lived remedy, I want to introduce an effective, long-term alternative for your body that will increase your resistance to stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Adaptogens are a class of plants used for their healing abilities of balancing, restoring, and protecting your body as a whole little miracles I call them.

Adaptogens were granted their name because of their distinctive ability to adapt their function according to your bodys needs. An adaptogen does not have a specific action, nor target a certain body region, rather it benefits the body as a whole, being able to respond to any influence or stressor that it needs to.

These rejuvenating....


Explosive allegations surround latest Aboriginal death in custody | Welcome To Country "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Explosive allegations surround latest Aboriginal death in custody | Welcome To Country: A close friend of the young man has alleged that corrective officers in Tamworth jail bashed and then proceeded to hang the young Indigenous man in order to cover it up as suicide. The friend said the young man had suffered a significant amount of injuries that showed he was in a struggle. The friend went on to say that he also had blood and skin under his fingernails as well. The friend also alleged that there is 1 hour of video surveillance unaccounted for in the jail.

For anyone in the Tamworth/Armidale area, there are plans for a protest at the jail tomorrow. (Once again, details are still coming to light, so ask your mob for details if youre in the region).


The 7 Most Common Toxins People Apply to Their Skin Daily Without Even Knowing It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(S.D. WellsIts so easy to say you are living a healthy life when you are safeguarding what you eat and drink, trying to stick to mostly organic and raw whole foods, but millions of Americans often forget the fact that their skin is their largest organ, and most body care products are loaded with allergens, irritants and carcinogenic chemicals that are easily absorbed by their porous skin and thus enter the blood and lymphatic system. Never underestimate how easily chemicals we breathe in or put on our skin have just as much effect on our health as what we consume.
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Money Manager Josh Brown: 'ICOs Are Where The Frauds Will Take Place' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Josh Brown, the money manager and bitcoin bear-turned-bull, had some harsh words for initial coin offerings (ICOs) in a new blog post.


Astrology for the Soul September 21, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Weekly Mantra:

As the old order dissolves into chaos, A prerequisite for the new birth, I see Spirits intentional restructuring, As a footprint on Mother earth.

Lets recall that the Virgo/Pisces axis is the axis of initiation and view this time period as just that. Thought the Sun will shortly move into Libra, the tone for this coming month has in some ways already been set by the new Moon at 27 Virgo 27 and the Eclipse last month in Leo setting a 6 month vibration forward. Initiation has always been a right of passage, testing the initiate as to his/her purpose, strength, determination and understanding. They involve the creation of intense experiences designed to bring up core issues that require new and deeper sources of power and love to surmount. These are time of initiation. As I mention in the video, this time period is also a bit of a foreshadowing of 2018 and beyond. The upside to these initiations is that they are just that! It is also a time where Spirit is close, potent, and visible in Its effects. The footprint is testimony to existence that the creature is real, was present, and is moving. May you use these current life experiences to understand the workings of Great Mystery in a personal and real sense.. Injoy!



L salivarius CECT5713 and L. fermentum CECT5716 enhanced both natural and acquired immune responses. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Immunobiology. 2010 Dec ;215(12):996-1004. Epub 2010 Feb 6. PMID: 20219262 Abstract Title:  In vitro immunomodulatory activity of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 and Lactobacillus salivarius CECT5713: two probiotic strains isolated from human breast milk. Abstract:  Commensal bacteria, including some species of lactobacilli commonly present in human breast milk, appear to colonize the neonatal gut and contribute to protection against infant infections, suggesting that lactobacilli could potentially modulate immunity. In this study, we evaluated the potential of two Lactobacillus strains isolated from human milk to modulate the activation and cytokine profile of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) subsets in vitro. Moreover, these effects were compared to the same probiotic species of non-milk origin. Lactobacillus salivarius CECT5713 and Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 at 10, 10 and 10 bacteria/mL were co-cultured with PBMC (10/mL) from 8 healthy donors for 24 h. Activation status (CD69 and CD25 expressions) of natural killer (NK) cells (CD56+), total T cells (CD3+), cytotoxic T cells (CD8+) and CD4+ T cells was determined by flow cytometry. Regulatory T cells (Treg) were also quantified by intracellular Foxp3 evaluation. Regarding innate immunity, NK cells were activated by addition of both Lactobacillus strains, and in particular, the CD8+ NK subset was preferentially induced to highly express CD69 (~90%, p

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Texas Congressman Tells Flood Victims: God Is Telling You To Move "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christian compassion: GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling doesnt want to subsidize flood victims because floods are Gods way of telling people to relocate. The Texas congressman claimed taxpayers should not have to pay for at-risk homes that are susceptible to flooding while appearing on CNBCs Squawk Box earlier this week. Complaining about the fact that the []


Two Thousand Years of Inuit Art Goes on Display at the Frieze London Art Fair "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Female Figure, Pre-Koniag Culture, Kodiak Island, Alaska, Uyak Lower Level (500200 BCE), marine mammal ivory, height: 8 1/2 (all images courtesy Donald Ellis Gallery, New York)

The art of indigenous peoples in the arctic is often poorly understood by those who live in warmer climates. Theres the mistaken notion that the arctic is a barren region without art, but that misconception is slowly changing. Donald Ellis Gallery is doing its part by mounting an exhibition titled Two Thousand Years of Inuit Art at this falls Frieze Art Fair in London the citys biggest commercial art event.

This exhibition will include the most important group of Yupik masks ever offered for sale, several having formerly been in the collections of Surrealist artists Andr Breton, Roberto Matta, and Robert Lebel, Donald Ellis told Hyperallergic. Two absolute highlights will be the extraordinary Donati Studio [Yupik] mask [from the village of Napaskiak, Alaska], widely considered the most important mask in private hands and the exceptionally rare monumental [Pre-Koniag Culture] Kodiak Madonna [from Kodiak Island, Alaska], a masterpiece dating to 500 BC. These works will be shown together with works from recognized 20th-century masters John Pangnark, Andy Miki, and Parr, showing the continuing artistic traditions of this remarkable culture.



MMIW Commissioner Michele Audette says no tensions exist with Chief Commissioner - APTN News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MMIW Commissioner Michele Audette says no tensions exist with Chief Commissioner - APTN News: I dont know where you get that. If you can say to that person who is saying that, if there is more than one, I dont (have tensions with Buller), said Audette. I have so much respect for her and what I love (about) her is she lets me be who I am.


Sick, Bald Street Dog Was So Excited When Rescuers Arrived "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pepper was living on the streets of India, suffering from a horrific case of mange, when some locals noticed her and decided to call for help. If shed been left alone on the streets even a little longer, her condition may have become critical, and she may not have made it through. 

Animal Aid Unlimited responded to the call and went out to rescue Pepper. When they approached her, she was hiding under a car

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

but as soon as she saw her rescuers, her tail began wagging like crazy  

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

and she scurried out from under the car and straight to them, eager for the food and love they were happy to offer her. 

Credit: Animal Aid Unlimited

Once she was out from under the car, the rescuers could see that the poor dog was completely bald, and had scabbing on her face as well. They knew they needed to treat her as quickly as possible, so they gently scooped her up and took her with them. Pepper didnt object at all, and seemed to know that they were there to help her. 



Martin Scorsese to Teach His First Online Course on Filmmaking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you need to make movies, if you feel like you can't rest until you've told this particular story that you're burning to tell, then Martin Scorsese has a course for you. Through MasterClass, the director of Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, and Mean Streets is now set to teach his first online course. According to the video trailer above, Scorsese will explore in 20+ lessons everything from cinematography and editing, to working with actors, on-set directing, and developing a personal filmmaking style. The $90 course won't be released until early 2018, but anyone who pre-enrolls now will get early access to the class.

While you wait, you can also take Werner Herzog's own course on filmmaking (also offered through MasterClass). Or explore Scorsese's lists of recommended films that we've previously featured here on Open Culture. Find them in the Relateds right below.

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Inactivated probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 induces complex immune activating, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative markers in vitro. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Inflamm Res. 2017 ;10:107-117. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PMID: 28848360 Abstract Title:  Inactivated probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 induces complex immune activating, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative markers in vitro. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document the immune activating and anti-inflammatory effects of inactivated probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (Staimune) cells on human immune cells in vitro.METHODS: In vitro cultures of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy blood donors were treated with inactivated B. coagulans GBI-30, 6086 cells for 24 hours. After incubation, the PBMC were stained with fluorochrome-labeled monoclonal antibodies for CD3, CD56, and CD69 to monitor cellular activation by flow cytometry. The culture supernatants were tested for cytokine profile using a 27-plex Luminex array, including pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors.RESULTS: Inactivated B. coagulans GBI-30, 6086 cells induced the CD69 early activation marker on CD3(+) CD56(-) T lymphocytes, CD3(+) CD56(+) NKT cells, CD3(-)CD56(+) NK cells, and also some cells within the CD3(-)CD56(-) non-T non-NK cell subset. Culture supernatants showed robust increases in the immune-activating cytokines IL-1, IL-6, IL-17A, and TNF-. IFN- levels were increased, along with three chemokines, MCP-1, MIP-1, and MIP-1. The two anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-1ra and IL-10 showed increases, as well as the G-CSF growth factor involved in repair and stem cell biology. In contrast, GM-CSF levels showeda mild decrease, showing a highly selective growth factor response.CONCLUSION: The inactivated B. coagulans GBI-30, 6086 cells activated human immune cells and altered the production of both immune activating and anti-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. Of special importance is the novel demonstration of a selective upregulation of the G-CSF growth factor involved in postinjury and postinflammation repair and regeneration. This suggests that important immunogenic cell wall components, such as lipoteichoic acid, are undamaged after the inactivation and retain the complex beneficial biological activities previously demonstrated for the cell walls from live B. coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) probiotic bacteria.

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'Indian hospital' survivors want in on residential school agreement - Thunder Bay - CBC News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

'Indian hospital' survivors want in on residential school agreement - Thunder Bay - CBC News: At times the two institutions were nearly indistinguishable, according to researcher Edward Sadowski, who submitted the request for direction.

"Because of the shortages of beds at sanatoriums and hospital schools, residential schools received a subsidy of 15 cents per day per student for each student who had TB," Sadowski writes. "Some residential schools had TB case rates as high as 80 per cent, becoming de facto sanatoriums."

Historian Maureen Lux researches Indian hospitals and agrees the ties between the institutions were very close, with Indian Affairs paying for the teachers and the books, while the Department of National Health and Welfare paid for sanatoriums.

"For patients, very often they would come from the residential schools and spend time in the hospital and then be returned to the schools so there was a kind of seamlessness between institutions," Lux said.


Gulf Summers Arent Global Averages: A Reply to Farron Cousins "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Alan Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute DeSmogBlog contributor Farron Cousins writes, Newsweek Gives Cato Institute Climate Denier A Platform. That means my piece, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Cant Be Blamed on Global Warming. But how could I possibly be a Climate Denier when I openly accepted NASAs estimate that Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78


Japan Is Quietly Leading an Energy Revolution as Towns Move Off-Grid "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

japan off-grid energy systems

Communities in Japan are turning tragedy into opportunity by transforming their energy practices. In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, dozens of cities and towns have quietly built systems that allow them to function increasingly off-grid, rather than relying on large power stations.

The shift comes thanks to the country's National Resilience Program, which offers 3.72 trillion yen ($33.32 billion) each fiscal year to rebuild and become more self-empowered following these natural disasters. For instance, Higashi Matsushima in northern Japan, which lost 75% of its homes and a part of its population following the 2011 disasters, constructed micro-grids and de-centralized renewable power generation with their funds. This allows the city of 40,000 to generate up to 25% of its energy (without relying on the region's utilities) and survive for 3 days without access to the grid.

At the time of the Great East Japan earthquake, we couldnt secure power and had to go through incredible hardships, said Yusuke Atsumi, a manager at HOPE, the local utility created to organize the new energy system. In fact, prior to the system, blackouts in one area would cause widespread power loss. Now, the independent system can power the area regardless of whether or not the surroundings are experiencing outages.

2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - Nobiru

Houses in Nobiru, Higashi-Matsushima after 2011 tsunami and earthquake. (Photo: Save the Children Canada)

These micro-grids are a surprising byproduct of terrible tragedy, but will have long-term effects in fighting climate change. Notably, since the...


Nice Men Rescue Trapped Elephant And Return Her To Her Mom "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many animals suffering from drought in Africa are desperate for rain but when it comes, it can cause some unexpected problems. 

For one devoted elephant mom with a newborn, a sudden shower threatened to separate her from her baby forever. 

Credit: DSWT

The baby had slipped into a drinking trough in Kenya's Tsavo National Park, and the mud made it impossible for the newborn's little legs to climb out. 

Luckily, people were watching. Some visitors reported the scene to the park authorities who arranged for a rescue team to come from David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), an invaluable rescue organization for elephants and rhinos.

Credit: DSWT

Credit: DSWT

The mother elephant was trying desperately to shelter her baby, and to help her out of the trough, but she couldn't get a good grip on her infant. 

"Arriving at the scene with heavy rain still falling, our teams guided the mother a safe distance away so they could lift the days-old calf out," DSWT wrote on Facebook. "All the while, her mother had circled in the distance, desperate to know what was happening."

Credit: DSWT

It took three men to lift the newborn out of the trough. They were gentle and tried to keep the baby calm while she was separated from her wo...


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B. coagulans can be considered for adjuvant therapy in the treatment of colon carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Nutr Cancer. 2017 Sep 14:1-7. Epub 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28910156 Abstract Title:  Antiproliferative Effects of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in Colon Cancer Cells. Abstract:  In the present study, the in vitro anticancer (antiproliferative) effects of Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 were evaluated on human colon cancer (COLO 205), cervical cancer (HeLa), and chronic myeloid leukemia (K562) cell lines with a human embryonic kidney cell line (HEK 293T) as noncancerous control cells. The Cytotoxicity assay (MTT) clearly demonstrated a 22%, 31.7%, and 19.5% decrease in cell proliferation of COLO 205, HeLa, and K562 cells, respectively, when compared to the noncancerous HEK 293T cells. Normal phase-contrast microscopic images clearly suggested that the mechanism of cell death is by apoptosis. To further confirm the induction of apoptosis by Unique IS2, the sub-G0-G1 peak of the cell cycle was quantified using a flow cytometer and the data indicated 40% of the apoptotic cells in Unique IS2-treated COLO cells when compared with their untreated control cells. The Western blot analysis showed an increase in pro-apoptotic protein BAX, decrease in antiapoptotic protein, Bcl2, decrease in mitochondrial membrane potential, increase in cytochrome c release, increase in Caspase 3 activity, and cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase. The present study suggests that the heat-killed culture supernatant of B. coagulans can be more effective in inducing apoptosis of colon cancer cells and that can be considered for adjuvant therapy in the treatment of colon carcinoma.

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Saddest Belugas Trapped In Plastic Pools At Circus "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Oxana Fedorova saw photos of two beluga dolphins inside a tiny, plastic-lined pool, her heart broke.

I felt helpless, Fedorova, founder of Save Dolphins, a Russian organization that helps marine animals, told The Dodo. I knew I wanted to do everything in my power to help them."

Credit: Save Dolphins

A local citizen photographed the two belugas, named Tom and Una, in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, where they were performing in a traveling circus whose name translates to Russian Traveling Dolphinarium.

They looked pretty stressed, Fedorova said. They should be living completely different lives, roaming the ocean with their family and friends.

Credit: Save Dolphins

Tom and Unas life in the Russian Traveling Dolphinarium started approximately five years ago, when they were captured in the Sea of Okhotsk off the coast of Russia, Fedorova explained. Since then, theyve been forced to travel from city to city to perform in SeaWorld-like shows along with seals and dolphins.

They do pretty basic staff, like jump to touch a ball, wave to the public or carry a trainer, Fedorova said. In other instances, the belugas may be given a paintbrush to paint on a canvas, or made to go to the edge of the pool to kiss visitors for photos. In one photo, a seal can be seen riding on top of a beluga.

Credit: Save Dolphins

In addition to the Russian Traveling Dolphinarium, one other traveling company operates in Russia, according to Fedorova the Moscow Traveling Dolphinarium. However, Russia also has permanent facilities that mirror the conditions of these traveling dolphinariums.

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Pet Duck Adopts Furry Little Animal Who Lost Her Mom "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A resident of Adelaide, Australia, recently got a bit of a surprise when he checked his pet duck's little house where she lays her eggs.

Credit: FRSA

"He got a surprise when he reached under the super mum and felt fur!" Fauna Rescue of South Australia (FRSA) wrote on Facebook. The duck seemed quite protective of the little squatter: a tiny brushtail possum who lost her mom. "Little Daisy had been kept warm all night by the duck who had the orphan tucked under her wing."

Maybe the duck could sense that the little possum, who only weighed 12 ounces, needed help. "All by herself in a big scary world, little Daisy the possum sought a warm, safe place to hide," FRSA wrote. "She clearly found the right place when she stumbled across a nesting box and crawled in with the duck. Rather than chasing the orphan away, the duck decided to not only accept her, but made every effort to keep the orphan warm and comfortable."

Credit: FRSA

The man knew, however, that in the long term it would be better to turn Daisy over to people who knew how to raise orphaned possums, so he contacted FRSA for help. Daisy will be brought up there until she can be released back into the wild.

Credit: FRSA

Daisy now has a warm place to sleep and plenty of food at the rescue center. She even has a new friend. Daisy recently bonded with a little boy possum about her age who will be her adoptive sibling as the pair grow up and get stronger.


Steve Irwins 13-Year-Old Son is an Exceptionally Talented Wildlife Photographer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Robert Irwin Wildlife Photography

Growing up surrounded by nature, it's no surprise that Steve Irwin's son Robert also has great affection for wildlife. But at just 13 years old he's also making a name for himself as an incredibly talented wildlife photographer. And, of course, there's no shortage of subjects for him to shoot at the Australia Zoo and Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in northern Australia.

From startlingly close-up portraits to action shots, Robert Irwins photographs capture the spirit and personality of each animal. His love of photography is a tradition passed down from his father. My dad was also an amazing photographer, Robert tells us in an email. He always carried his camera with him on his travels and photographed some spectacular wildlife.

And now, the teenager is carrying on the tradition, already having his images published in newspapers and magazines around the world and shown in galleries across Australia. The honor of these accolades isn't lost on Irwin. I have been so honored for my photographs to be commended in competitions and showcased around the globe. I hope to continue to inspire people through photography and reach an even larger audience and hopefully encourage others to protect our precious planet.


Guggenheim Accused of Supporting Animal Cruelty in New Exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Huang Yong Ping, Huang Yong Ping, Theater of the World (1993), wood and metal structure with warming lamps, electric cable, insects (spiders, scorpions, crickets, cockroaches, black beetles, stick insects, centipedes), lizards, toads, and snakes, 150 x 270 x 160 cm, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi ( Huang Yong Ping)

Protesters are calling on the Guggenheim Museum to exclude three works slated to be featured in its forthcoming exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World over the artists treatment of animals.

The most prominent target of the objections, articulated in a petition addressed to the Guggenheim which, as of this writing, has accrued over 42,000 signatures is Dogs Which Cannot Touch Each Other, a video by the artist duo Peng Yu and Sun Yuan. It documents a 2003 performance in which four pairs of pit bulls faced each other on treadmills, running at each other but stuck in place by harnesses and the treadmills underfoot.

Reflecting the artistic and political context of its time and place, Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other is an intentionally challenging and provocative artwork that seeks to examine and critique systems of power and control, the Guggenheim said in a statement defending the work. We recognize that the work may be upsetting. The curators of the exhibition hope...


Hydrominer: Green, Efficient and Profitable Cryptocurrency Mining Initiative "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency mining is known to consume lots of energy. This basically means that if one would want to set up a mining farm then energy costs should be on top of their list. Couple all this with the changing climate, it is important that the carbon footprint of your mining farm should be considered. Such Continue reading Hydrominer: Green, Efficient and Profitable Cryptocurrency Mining Initiative

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The reason why ICOs have been going through the roof "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The reason why ICOs have been going through the roof by Simon Black Sovereign Man First it was, and all the unbelievably stupid Internet businesses in the 1990s. Investors were so eager to buy dot-com stocks, all you...

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Underrated Questions on Physical Therapist Jersey City You Should Think About "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Key to Successful Physical Therapist Jersey City

Mike explained, I wished to create a transparent experience for my current clients, so they could drive past my shop and know Im only a couple of minutes away. Chicago, Illinois presents many job openings in many of important industries. Los Angeles is the house of the fast-food business and plenty of individuals go to these places.

Up in Arms About Physical Therapist Jersey City?

If you own a vehicle, give people rides. You do not need to concentrate on such an auto accident as you pass by. At any time you own a slip and fall accident on somebody elses property, its generally the person who owns the propertys fault.

Type of Physical Therapist Jersey City

Then lets say the director was Kurosowa youd visit the Kurosowa section and you would need to place it in the appropriate place. Your physical therapist service advisory will help determine your unique needs at the right time of installation. The partners went their individual ways. Employees in each neighborhood store tried to locate creative methods of raising money.

The Importance of Physical Therapist Jersey City

Classes at the neighborhood recreation center usually are much less costly. If a school has quite a long-term contract, then perhaps they ought to be avoided. Most schools dont have this kind of experience instructor like I was fortunate enough to find.

When the little one becomes an adult, attempt to spank him and you will be studying an assault charge. There are children that are subjected to corporal punishment up to age 18. A family might need to try several schools to be able to find one which is very good for their son or daughter. One who is reclusive, does not have any loved ones and does not succeed in the outer world might just stay in his own Underworld all the moment. Its just that my life was filled with death over the last few months. Very few can get an experience in this way. It turned out to be a rich experience.



UK Covers-Up 7/7 Canary Wharf Terror Files for 100 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

12 years after the Canary Wharf terror attacks, criticism is circulating about the lack of public inquiry. In 2010, an inquiry led by Lady Justice Hallet, was called "a mockery".


Strong 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Californias Coast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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#BEHRBox Challenge + Giveaway! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



Paint truly is the most magical of all DIY tools, able to transform a pile of 2x4s into something functional and beautiful, able to give new life to something old, able to change the entire mood of a space, room, or entire home.  I am always amazed at how simply applying a color with a paint brush can truly transform just about anything.

This year, BEHR(R) has asked me to take on the #BEHRBox Challenge, where BEHR(R) sends me a box of mystery items.  Drawing inspiration from the box, I will then create a simple, easy-to-complete-in-one-weekend interior DIY project using items from the Home Depot.  

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This neat little package arrived at my doorstep earlier this week -

We could hardly wait to open it up.

Inspiration greeted us immediately.  

BEHR(R) Paint's 2018 Color Trends palette is based on the concept of Mindful Living - As we look for ways to balance all of our activities, reduce stress and increase the moments of joy in our lives, to maximize our sense of ease and contentment -This translates into the home by means of simplification, curation and using color to enhance our living spaces. 

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Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...... Read more

Liberian park protects Critically Endangered western chimpanzees "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Liberian government designated a new national park in August 2017 that will protect an important population of Critically Endangered western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus), as well as several other species of large mammals. The rainforests of the new Grebo-Krahn National Park in southeastern Liberia are home to some 300 western chimpanzees, according to the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), based in Leipzig, Germany. A decade in the making, the 961-square-kilometer (371-square-mile) park won the approval of Liberias legislature on Aug. 22. Now, it only requires signatures from the president and the Minister of Foreign Affairs formalities, WCF says to become officially designated. Grebo-Krahn National Park is situated in southeastern Liberia and is part of the Ta-Grebo-Sapo forest complex that extends into Cte dIvoire. Map courtesy of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Creating a new national park is of course very exciting after years and years of collecting data and engaging the various stakeholders, said Annika Hillers, a primatologist with WCF, in an email. What bigger reward could there be? But those years of work that WCF, other conservation organizations, and the Liberian government have put it were just the beginning, Hillers said. It is now that we all have to work harder than ever, to make sure that Grebo-Krahn National Park is effectively protected and local communities are adequately involved, she added. Grebo-Krahn forms the heart of the Ta-Grebo-Sapo forest complex, extending into neighboring Cte dIvoire. The contiguous habitat is a critical home to not only chimpanzees, but

Documenting Africas poaching epidemic: Q&A with the director of The Last Animals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After years of documenting some of the worlds bloodiest conflicts, a vacation in Kenya inspired photojournalist Kate Brooks to turn her lens to a different kind of violence: the slaughter of elephants and rhinos to feed black-market demand for ivory and rhino horn. Poaching is having a devastating impact on Africas wildlife. From 2006 to 2015, the population of African elephants is estimated to have declined by around 110,000, leaving just 415,000 still alive in the wild. The situation is no better for the continents rhinos: demand for their horns as decorative items and in traditional medicine has caused more than 7,100 to have been poached in the last decade, leaving a population of just 25,000. In her film The Last Animals, war-photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traces this deadly trade across four continents traveling from protected areas in Africa to wildlife markets in Asia and North America in order to illustrate the complex web of global consumer demand, transnational criminal syndicates and local conflicts and political problems that contribute to the current poaching epidemic.  Along the way, Brooks also meets with investigators, scientists, zookeepers and rangers engaged in an all-too-often life threatening struggle to preserve the last remaining elephants and rhinos. The Last Animals is a finalist for the Special Jury award in the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival taking place September 24-29 in Jackson, Wyoming. Winners in 25 awards categories will be announced September 28. In an email interview, Kate Brooks shared her experience documenting the


Watch the New Trailer for Wes Andersons Stop Motion Film, Isle of Dogs, Inspired by Akira Kurosawa "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It surprised everyone, even die-hard fans, when Wes Anderson announced that he would not just adapt Roald Dahl's children's book Fantastic Mr. Fox for the screen, but do it with stop-motion animation. But after we'd all given it a bit of thought, it made sense: Anderson's films and Dahl's stories do share a certain sense of inventive humor, and stepping away from live action would finally allow the director of such detail-oriented pictures as RushmoreThe Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou fuller control over the visuals. Eight years later, we find Anderson overseeing another team of animators to tell another, even more fantastical-looking story, this one set not in an England of the past but a Japan of the future.

There, according to the project's newly released trailer, "canine saturation has reached epic proportions. An outbreak of dog flu rips through the city of Megasaki. Mayor Kobayashi issues emergency orders calling for a hasty quarantine. Trash Island becomes an exile colony: the Isle of Dogs." Equals in furriness, if not attire, to Fantastic Mr. Fox's woodland friends and voiced by the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Scarlet Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and of course Bill Murray (in a cast also including Japanese performers like Ken Watanabe, Mari Natsuki, and Yoko Ono yes, that Yoko Ono), the canines of various colors and sizes forcibly relocated to the bleak titular setting must band together into a kind of ragtag family.

Anderson must find himself very much at home in this thematic territory by now. It would also have suited the towering figure in Japanese film to whom Isle of Dogs pays tribute. Although Anderson has cited the 1960s and 70s stop-animation holiday specials of Rankin/Bass like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Little Drummer Boy  all produced, incidentally, in Japan  as one inspiration, he also said on an ArteTV Q&A earlier this...


iPhone 8 Plus Has the Best Smartphone Camera Ever, DxOMark Says "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The new iPhone 8 Plus has the best smartphone camera ever. Thats the conclusion DxOMark came to after the camera testing lab went hands-on with the new Apple smartphone. With a record score of 94, its now the clear leader in the market.

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus has a main camera system truly worthy of a flagship phone, DxOMark says in the opening of its newly published review. [Its] the best-performing mobile device camera we have ever tested.

The upgrades given to the cameras a 12MP main wide-angle camera (with a backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor and f/1.8 lens) and a 12MP telephoto camera (with a f/2.8 lens) have improved its quality in every single category. The iPhone 8 Plus scores exceptionally high marks in both Zoom image quality and Bokeh quality, two new categories that DxOMark just added to its scoring system.

The score of 94 puts in 2 points ahead of the new iPhone 8 and 4 points ahead of the Google Pixel and HTC U11.

DxOMark raves about the HDR performance, face detection accuracy, zoom abilities, and bokeh quality of the iPhone 8 Plus. The negatives discovered in testing include a color cast when shooting in artificial lighting and some autofocus issues.

Overall, the Apple iPhone 8 Plus is an excellent choice for the needs of nearly every smartphone photographer,...


These results indicate the positive influence of the probiotics on the adverse effects of mercury in the body. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2017 Jan 13. Epub 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28084611 Abstract Title:  Effect of Probiotic Bacillus Coagulans and Lactobacillus Plantarum on Alleviation of Mercury Toxicity in Rat. Abstract:  The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of probiotics (Lactobacillus plantarum and Bacillus coagulans) against mercury-induced toxicity using a rat model. Mercury (Hg) is a widespread heavy metal and was shown to be associated with various diseases. Forty-eight adult male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups (control, mercury-only, each probiotic-only, and mercury plus each probiotic group). Hg-treated groups received 10 ppm mercuric chloride, and probiotic groups were administrated 1  10(9) CFU of probiotics daily for 48 days. Levels of mercury were determined using cold vapor technique, and some biochemical factors (list like glutathione peroxidase (GPx), superoxide dismutase (SOD), creatinine, urea, bilirubin, alanine transaminase (ALT), and aspartate transaminase (AST)) were measured to evaluate changes in oxidative stress. Oral administration of either probiotic was found to provide significant protection against mercury toxicity by decreasing the mercury level in the liver and kidney and preventing alterations in the levels of GPx and SOD. Probiotic treatment generated marked reduction in the levels of creatinine, urea, bilirubin, ALT, and AST indicating the positive influence of the probiotics on the adverse effects of Hg in the body.

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Tips of the Week: Epoxy Palettes, Magnets in the Shop, Making Your Own Solder Flux "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A fine week of solder, glue, flux, and paint tips. And how to use magnets in the shop.

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Lonely Dogs Who Met At Shelter Just Became Best Friends "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Before arriving at the shelter, Blinker and Chilli Pepper had never set eyes on each other. But the moment they did, the dogs were inseparable.

Animal control officers had picked up the two male dogs, who are both about a year old, and brought them to the shelter run by DeKalb County Animal Services in Georgia. Chilli Pepper had come in first in August, animal control officers picked him up as a stray. Then in early September, officers found Blinker illegally tethered to a property without any kind of shelter.

Any dog who comes into a shelter has probably been through a lot. So whenever possible, the staff try to pair dogs with a roommate so they have a friend to keep them company inside their kennels.

Credit: DeKalb County Animal Services

Blinker and Chilli Pepper turned out to be a particularly good match.

They have been cuddling on their bed together ever since they were paired in the same kennel, Kaitlyn Garrett, photographer and social media coordinator for the LifeLine Animal Project DeKalb County Animal Services, told The Dodo. Everyone loves walking by to see them snuggling.

Credit: DeKalb County Animal Services

I like to think it must be nice to have a friend to hang out with while in the shelter, Garrett added. It may help with the stress some dogs feel when coming into the shelter.

The dogs dont just cuddle some of the time theyre constantly glued at the hip.

They snuggle every day, all day, Garrett said. It is rare that you will walk by and not see them curled up together.

Credit: DeKalb County Animal Services

Despite being so close, Blinker and Chilli Peppe...


'Our people were experimented on': Indigenous sanatorium survivors recall medical tests - Manitoba - CBC News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

'Our people were experimented on': Indigenous sanatorium survivors recall medical tests - Manitoba - CBC News: Genaille still does not know why doctors performed the electroconvulsive therapy. She still does not know why she was sent to the Brandon sanatorium.

At the time, she was attending residential school outside Brandon. She had bad leg pain with no known cause. Finally, the nuns decided to send her to the sanatorium, saying she might have tuberculosis in her bones.

She didn't. In fact, years later, a doctor told her she had no evidence of tuberculosis at all.

But that didn't stop doctors from ordering extreme bed rest for six months, so strict that she was not allowed to get off the mattress, even when they changed the bedding.

That didn't stop doctors from slicing open the back of her thigh to explore her bone, only to sew it back up, scarring her for life and leaving her with a permanent limp.

She had been, in the doctor's opinion, experimented on maybe in good faith, but without merit and without consent.


This is What the Establishment Fears: Watch Black Lives Matter & Trump Supporters Come Together "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Matt AgoristWashington, D.C. Over the weekend, in Washington, hundreds of Trump supporters gathered for the Mother of All Rallies event to praise their leader in the white house. Naturally, there were some folks there to counter-protest nine Black Lives Matter activists to be exact.
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Apocynin preserves glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala in mice with neonatal sevoflurane exposure. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Korean J Anesthesiol. 2017 Jun ;70(3):335-340. Epub 2017 Apr 21. PMID: 28580085 Abstract Title:  Apocynin preserves glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala in mice with neonatal sevoflurane exposure. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Neonatal exposure to anesthetics induces neuronal apoptosis and long-term cognitive dysfunction in rodents. We showed that the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase inhibitor apocynin not only reduces neurotoxicity by decreasing superoxide levels and preventing mitochondrial dysfunction but also improves long-term memory impairment in neonatal mice exposed to sevoflurane. We also found that after the contextual fear conditioning test, glutamatergic neurons expressed c-Fos (neural activation) regardless of previous exposure to sevoflurane. Moreover, there were fewer c-Fos-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) after exposure to sevoflurane than after exposure to carrier gas. In this study, we investigated whether the administration of apocynin prior to sevoflurane exposure would preserve glutamatergic neurons in the BLA.METHODS: Apocynin (50 mg/kg) was injected intraperitoneally into six-day-old male mice 30 min before 6 h of exposure to 3% sevoflurane or carrier gas only. The mice were allowed to mature and then were subjected to the contextual fear conditioning test. The neural activation and neuron population in the BLA were investigated 2 h later.RESULTS: Administration of apocynin prior to neonatal sevoflurane exposure not only prevented learning deficits but also preserved c-Fos-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the BLA.CONCLUSIONS: Apocynin mitigates the cognitive impairment induced by neonatal sevoflurane exposure and preserves c-Fos-expressing glutamatergic neurons in the basolateral amygdala.

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Pennsylvania Civil Rights Attorney Medically Kidnapped for Mental Health Evaluation Whereabouts Unknown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Andy Ostrowski at Court House

Andy Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist. Image from Facebook.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Andy Ostrowski was kidnapped by law enforcement from his home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week while live-streaming on Facebook.

Police entered his home without knocking, carrying tasers and clubs, claimed they had a warrant (which they apparently never showed to him) to take him in for a mental health evaluation, and proceeded to turn off his computer and remove him from his home by force.

His current whereabouts is unknown at the time of publication.

Here is the recording of the event:

Mr. Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist.

Andy Ostrowski for Congress

Ostrowski exposes judicial corruption, something we have covered extensively at Health Impact News, particularly on our website.

Medical kidnapping would be almost impossible without corrupt judges participating.

For more on this topic see:

Retired Arizona Judge Reveals Corruption in Legal System

American Judicial System for Sale: Bribes and Corruption now the Norm

Political Prisoner for Revealing Corruption?

Earlier this year, Os...


The Mannerly Art of Disagreement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Mannerly Art of Disagreement or Jeffersonian Debate is Alive and Well on the Internet. A companion piece to Peg Robinson's "The Mannerly Art of Critique"; both essays are posted monthly to alt.startrek.creative as part of the newsgroup's FAQ Macedon c1997

Table of contents:

I. Introduction
II. Rules of Engagement
III. What If One Participant Refuses to Play Fair?
IV. Is It Ever All Right to Break the Rules?

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Conquering Your Camera Settings in Landscape Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Understanding basic camera settings is important so that you know how to react in different conditions such as varying light, moving subjects, or to achieve maximum depth-of-field. In this 10-minute video, Adam Karnacz from First Man Photography discusses his techniques for working his camera while doing landscape photography.

While knowing precisely the camera settings a photographer used to achieve a certain shot is not entirely useful, understanding how they came to choose those settings is a good learning experience.

Karnacz talks about his full shooting workflow from the moment he turns on his camera until he takes the final shot, explaining the settings that he uses in the majority of cases.

Firstly, he always shoots manual. The majority of the time he will shoot at his cameras base ISO (100) to minimise noise. He may occasionally increase this in order to get a faster shutter speed, but using a tripod means base ISO is perfect for most situations.

Next, he will choose the aperture based on whether or not there is anything in the foreground that should be in-focus. If so, he may use f/16 in order to achieve maximum depth-of-field. If not, he sticks to f/8, which is the sweet spot in terms of sharpness for most lenses.

Finally, he will adjust the shutter speed to achieve the correct focus. In most cases with landscape photography, the shutter speed is the least-critical part of the exposure triangle as your subject is rarely moving, which means a fast shutter speed is not necessary.

However, there are cases where the shutter speed is important, and Karnacz takes us to a location with a waterfall to demonstrate how he would set up his camera for this shot; using a slower shutter speed to show movement in the water.

He then travels to a different location to demonstrate how he would take a shot in a case where the foreground should be sharp. He a...


More Computer Science Isnt the Answer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whenever we encounter some exciting new technology, the first question we ask ourselves is how do we use this to make the world a better place?

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My Oya Necklace Collection - Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"




Happy to finally present my lovelies.
Oya crochet necklaces, each unique in design and made with much love and care and equally excitingly photo shot.

The collection carries the free bohemian spirit and is created for girls and women who are adventurous and who always nurture the glitter of the bohemian flair inside their souls.

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German gun manufacturer ties Israel together with 'corrupt regimes' - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

German gun manufacturer ties Israel together with 'corrupt regimes' - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post: The company quietly announced the move as a side note in its most recent annual report, stating that they will now only sell to green countries, which they defined as being NATO-members or NATO-equivalent (Japan, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand) and those that met Transparency Internationals corruption perceptions index and the Economist Intelligence Units democracy index.

While Heckler & Koch did not respond to an inquiry regarding why Israel was added to the list, the German economic ministry told The Jerusalem Post in an email that while they are aware of the media reports, we dont comment on company trials or decisions.

According to The Guardian, the move makes Heckler & Koch the first arms company to have a more ethical export control policy than its own government. Germany, the worlds fifth largest arms exporter with a total of 6.85 billion euros ($8.22 billion) in sales last year, is in a two-year pilot phase of a new initiative to monitor the end use of its arms export.


The Audacity and Abandon of Pina Bausch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tanztheater Wuppertal, <em>Caf Mller</em> (1978), a piece by Pina Bausch with music by Henry Purcell, directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch (photo by Stephanie Berger, courtesy the Brooklyn Academy of Music)Tanztheater Wuppertal, Caf Mller (1978), a piece by Pina Bausch with music by Henry Purcell, directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch (all photos by Stephanie Berger and courtesy the Brooklyn Academy of Music)

I didnt notice the stage until I found my seat. The curtain was already raised, and I realized with a jolt I was looking at a deeply familiar array of simple black chairs and cafe tables, shrouded in black, with oversized glass doors on three sides of the space. This was the set for Caf Mller, one of the late Pina Bauschs iconic works made with the German dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, and my heart disappeared briefly in anticipation.

I had seen those chairs countless times before in photos, in the celebratory and eulogistic documentary Pina, and in grainy YouTube footage. I knew this set as if it were a known place in my life, a place I used to physically occupy.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music was crowded and restless at the opening weekend of Tanztheater Wuppertals double bill of Caf Mller and The Rite of Spring, another Bausch masterpiece. Bausch first brought these works to BAM in 1984, which helped permanently cement her status in the modern dance world.

Bausch died in 2009 and was the subject of the aforementioned documentary in 2011, directed by Wim Wenders. The film introduced me and countless others to the genre of dance theater and its impossibly rich possibilities of movement and meaning-making.

Caf Mller is a near pe...


EU Budget Amendments Call For Millions in Blockchain Funding "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As many as four blockchain-related amendments, funding various initiatives, could find their way into the European Union's 2018 budget.


This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled Flight of the Year that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He captured some seemingly impossible footage of his drone flying onto, next to, inside, and under a moving freight train.

Nurkkala specializes in flying camera drones through a first-person point-of-view using a live feed through goggles. His custom-assembled drone was equipped with a GoPro HERO5 Session action camera, which is light enough to keep the craft fast and nimble.

I recognize that this isnt the most flowy video or anything, but all of the things were all in the same flight, so I wanted to show that off, Nurkkala writes.

Nurkkalas video is getting a considerable amount of attention and praise, but it appears to be in violation of both railroad and government policies.

Union Pacific operates in a safety-sensitive environment, the Union Pacific Railroads drone policy states. Never operate a drone in a manner that could distract or otherwise endanger yourself, Union Pacific employees, equipment or the public.

All drone pilots must operate in compliance with applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and safety guidelines. Flying a drone in a reckless manner is a violation of federal law and FAA regulations and could result in civil fines or criminal action.



Pennsylvania Civil Rights Attorney Medically Kidnapped for Mental Health Evaluation Whereabouts Unknown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Andy Ostrowski at Court House

Andy Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist. Image from Facebook.

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Andy Ostrowski was kidnapped by law enforcement from his home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania this week while live-streaming on Facebook.

Police entered his home without knocking, carrying tasers and clubs, claimed they had a warrant (which they apparently never showed to him) to take him in for a mental health evaluation, and proceeded to turn off his computer and remove him from his home by force.

His current whereabouts is unknown at the time of publication.

Here is the recording of the event:

Mr. Ostrowski is a former Civil Rights attorney, past candidate for U.S. Congress, author, radio show host, and judicial reform activist.

Andy Ostrowski for Congress

Ostrowski exposes judicial corruption, something we have covered extensively at Health Impact News, particularly on our website.

Medical kidnapping would be almost impossible without corrupt judges participating.

For more on this topic see:

Retired Arizona Judge Reveals Corruption in Legal System

American Judicial System for Sale: Bribes and Corruption now the Norm

Political Prisoner for Revealing Corruption?

Earlier this year, Ostro...


Why Philosophy Matters? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is the first of a series of blogs presenting a philosophical analysis of the modern mental health system and what it is concerned with.

20th century philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, much of whose later work concerns our thinking about the mind, suggested that the role of philosophy is to identify and clear up conceptual confusions. Many of these confusions have been introduced by philosophers, asking the wrong questions in the wrong way. Wittgenstein hoped to show that by understanding the nature of language more accurately, many of the most complex dilemmas of philosophy just melt away.

This idea of tidying up our language might sound like a rather modest activity, of little practical importance, but it is not just philosophers who have been beguiled by muddled uses of language and led astray by fruitless debates. These confusions have permeated everyday thought. They influence our behaviour as individuals, and structure the social institutions we build. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the system we now call mental health.

Thomas Szasz is, of course, the most well-known person to have called attention to the conceptual confusion embedded in the term mental illness.1 For Szasz, illness and disease are concepts that are inextricably bound to the body, hence a non-bodily, non-material concept such as the mind cannot be ill.2 Situations that are referred to as mental illness are defined by certain sorts of problematic behaviour, not by the biological dysfunction that is characteristic of regular illness. Szasz also understood that the confusion inherent in the concept of mental illness did not simply arise because people were misguided, it is what he called strategic. Designating certain problems as mental illness justifies particular social arrangements and it does so because the terms illness and disease derive their meaning from being a condition of the body.

I will return to the crucial issue of whether or not an illness is necessarily a bodily characteristic in later blogs, but now I just want to illustrate how important this question is. Whole social systems depend on the assumption that what we call mental illness or mental disorder (a piggy-back term) originates in the body. In particular, this notion is fundamental to the current social response to certain forms of behaviour, and to processes for allocating resources for assistance or welfare.

In modern societies, the use of force by some individuals agains...


A Wind-Up Bamboo Passenger Pigeon by Haptic Lab "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Flying Martha Ornithopter is a mechanical toy that when wound, flaps its wings through the air just like a real bird. The simple invention is built entirely from bamboo and Mulberry paper, and released just like a paper airplane. The ornithopter was built by Haptic Lab to honor the very last passenger pigeon, Martha, who died while in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

Haptic Lab believes the invention is symbolic of humanitys role in a rapidly changing world. Like our other projects at Haptic Lab, the Flying Martha ornithopter aims to connect people to their physical environment, to one another, and to the planet as a whole, says the design studio. The Flying Martha celebrates the spirit of invention and discovery essential to humanitys survival and to the survival of our planet.

Each ornithopter is built to reflect the true size of the extinct bird, with a wingspan of 16 inches. The handmade nature of the toy bird allows its user to customize its flight, solving problems to discover the inventions best flight path. By a slight twist of the tail to the left or right, its flight course is altered, giving the owner full control of how the bird flies.

The project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. You can see more projects by Haptic Lab on their website, Instagram and Facebook. (via Kottke)



California Emergency Alert Announces End Of The World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

California cable customers freak out after an emergency alert interrupts programs to announce the end of the world. CBS Los Angeles reports that an ominous emergency alert broadcast on Thursday morning suggested the world would end on Saturday, leaving cable customers confused and frightened. According to multiple reports, television broadcasts in Southern California were interrupted []


Blockchain Makes Energy Greener "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

WePower Network plans to utilize the Blockchain technology to increase the speed of adoption of renewable energy sources worldwide.


Gib Mir 1 Euro, sonst whle ich Merkel Wahl-Performance von Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Die beiden Aktions- und Performanceknstler Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser sind ab heute drei Tage lang in Berlin unterwegs und fordern mit einer Performance die Menschen zum Whlen auf. Ausgestattet mit aus Pappe ausgeschnittenen Kpfen der Spitzenkandidaten der groen politischen Parteien, fordern die beiden in Berlin lebenden Knstler Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser mit der Aktion Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst  die Berliner zum Gang zur Wahlurne bei der kommenden Bundestagswahl an diesen Sonntag auf. Die Portraitvorlagen der Politikermasken stammen von den originalen Wahlplakaten der jeweiligen Partei. Zu jedem Politiker gibt es dazu ein passendes Schild mit der Aufschrift #Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst Whle Ich Angela Merkel, #Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst Whle Ich Sahra Wagenknecht, #Gib Mir 1 Euro Sonst Whle Ich Martin Schulz und so weiter. Die beiden Knstler verstehen ihre Aktion, die an verschiedenen Orte in Berlin noch bis zur Bundestagswahl am 24. September 2017 luft, als Offline-Wahlkampagne, die zum Whlen animieren soll. In der Bildsprache und Art und Weise des Bettelns zitiert die politische Performance Schilder wie Fr Bier oder For weed, wie sie in vielen Grostdten auf den Straen blich sind. Bilder: Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser (Mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Knstler) Auerdem seien die Knstler gentigt aus dieser faden Wahl Geld zu schlagen, so Daniel Chluba und Lukas ...

Der Beitrag Gib Mir 1 Euro, sonst whle ich Merkel Wahl-Performance von Daniel Chluba und Lukas Julius Keijser erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.


Hollowed Out Book Discovered as 16th Century Assassins Cabinet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Secret Poison Cabinet

Labeled as a poison cabinet when placed for auction in 2008, images of this hollowed out book have been causing a stir online ever since. Was it a computer-generated image? Or a modern fake? According to German auction house Hermann Historicaand the private collector who purchased it for 5,200 (about $7,000)that's not the case.

While calling it an assassin's cabinet may be a bit exaggerated, the dramatically titled curio is a hollowed out book from the 16th century. In the pages' place are eleven drawers of varying sizes with meticulous labels, each spelling out which plant each drawer contained. Of course, many of these plants, while poisonous, were also part of herbal remediesmaking it equally possible we are looking at an ornate medicine cabinet.

Traveling kits were not uncommon at the time, as apothecaries would have needed to tote their items around with them. So just what was in the potentially deadly cabinet. Though empty at the time of auction, the silver-knobbed drawers would have contained everything from opium poppy and valerian to Castor Oil plant and Bella Donna. All of these have multiple usesboth in medicine and as a poison.

For instance, Bella Donna was famously used as a poison to kill several emperor's wives during the Roman Empire, but was also used to ward off motion sickness and as a muscle relaxer. Opium poppy, which most know as the base for numerous narcotics, was also used in medicine to treat asthma and upset stomachs. So, if anything, this curiosity certainly shows us that one person's poison is another's medicine.

Known as a poison cabinet this 16th-century book was turned into a secret hideaway for poisonous and medicinal plants.



How Norway Changed Chris Burkards Approach to Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this beautiful short film by filmmaker Vincent Urban, photographer Chris Burkard tells the story of how after growing weary of surf photography in crowded cities he sought solitude, adventure, and beauty in remote places. He found it in Norways Lofoten Islands.

Chris Burkard, one of Instagrams most popular photographers (he has 2.8 million followers), is an accomplished photographer, storyteller, and creative director who says he has always been driven to find remote and isolated locations to shoot. Earlier in his career, he felt that something was missing in his work as a surf photographer as he was shooting the same locations on crowded beaches, so he headed to remote Norway for new opportunities.

Speaking about the photography he created in Norway, Burkard says These pictures mean so much more to me because I had given a piece of myself to get them.



Data Security for Data Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ten practical tips for protecting your data (and more importantly, everyone elses!)

The room where it happens.

Another day, another breach. The Equifax credit data breach is just the latest in a series of stories about major organizations data being exposed. It happened to Targets customer credit card database, it happened to Anthems health insurance records, and it even happened to the federal Office of Personnel Managements background check forms. Even worse, these are just a handful of the biggest examplescritical servers and databases are compromised every single day. This problem is becoming even more frequent over time, and its safe to say itll get a lot worse before it gets better.

Anxious yet? Good. You should be. Security is no longer just a niche specialty of database admins and network engineers. Everyone who creates, manages, analyzes, or even just has access to data is a potential point of failure in an organizations security plan. So if you use data which is at all sensitivethat is, any data you wouldnt freely give out to any random stranger on the internetthen its your responsibility to make sure that data is protected appropriately.

I had the importance of data security hammered home for me in 2016. While the DNC hack targeted the organizations email servers (which my team didnt interact with, except as normal email users), its not hard to imagine that someone who could get into those systems could also have found their way into our databases of voters and campaigns. Whether that actually happened or not, I have no idea (I had already left that job by the time the extent of the hack became known), but the incident underlined how important it is for data scientists to be invested in the security of their own data. Simply put, we cannot naively assume that someone else will take care of security for us.

For most data scientists, this topic is probably an unfamiliar one, as your typical grad school or bootcamp training programs cover security....


A Crash Course in Preparedness: Week 2: Medicine, Sanitation, and Surviving Disaster Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at 

Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Preppers Blueprint.

This Crash Course To Preparedness guide is the second in a series of four. You can view Week 1 here: A Crash Course in Preparedness Week 1 The Survival Basics

Welcome back to week 2 in our Crash Course into Preparedness. Last week we discussed the basics of survival and gear needed for a short-lived event. One of the comments from last weeks class mentioned that it isnt hard to prepare, you just have to start. I couldnt agree more! My only addition I would make to this comment is in order to start you must prioritize your needs and know what youre planning for. This week, we are taking the same concept from last week prioritizing, planning and preparing to another facet of disaster planning and highlighting the more dirty side of preparedness medical and sanitation needs.

Some of the greatest threats in an emergency occur after the disaster. Lack of accessible clean water following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. Additionally, those unsanitary conditions can exacerbate the spreading of diseases, infections and health risks. In this preparedness course, we will cover the most common issues that occur following a disaster that relates to hygiene, sanitary and medical condition.

Sanitation, good hygiene, and medical preparedness all go hand-in-h........

A Crash Course in Preparedness: Week 2: Medicine, Sanitation, and Surviving Disaster Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at 

Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Preppers Blueprint.

This Crash Course To Preparedness guide is the second in a series of four. You can view Week 1 here: A Crash Course in Preparedness Week 1 The Survival Basics

Welcome back to week 2 in our Crash Course into Preparedness. Last week we discussed the basics of survival and gear needed for a short-lived event. One of the comments from last weeks class mentioned that it isnt hard to prepare, you just have to start. I couldnt agree more! My only addition I would make to this comment is in order to start you must prioritize your needs and know what youre planning for. This week, we are taking the same concept from last week prioritizing, planning and preparing to another facet of disaster planning and highlighting the more dirty side of preparedness medical and sanitation needs.

Some of the greatest threats in an emergency occur after the disaster. Lack of accessible clean water following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. Additionally, those unsanitary conditions can exacerbate the spreading of diseases, infections and health risks. In this preparedness course, we will cover the most common issues that occur following a disaster that relates to hygiene, sanitary and medical condition.

Sanitation, good hygiene, and medical preparedness all go hand-in-hand. But as you will see after reading this guide, it takes a lot of planning and a lot of preparation. Simply put, there are many wrong turns a person could take in the aftermath of a storm and their health could suffer as a result. Therefore i...


Commodities, Explained "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Breaking down traditional and decentralized commodities.




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SegWit2X and the Case for Strong Replay Protection (And Why It's Controversial) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Come November, the remaining signatories of the New York Agreement (NYA) plan to deploy the SegWit2X hard fork to double Bitcoins block weight limit, allowing for up to 8 megabytes of block space. Since not everyone supports this hard fork, this could well split the Bitcoin network into two incompatible blockchains and currencies, not unlike Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash (Bcash) did two months ago.

But this NYA hard fork is controversial and not only because it lacks consensus. Its also controversial because of design choices made by the development team behind BTC1, the software client associated with the New York Agreement. Perhaps most importantly, this development team, led by Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik, has so far refused to implement replay protection, a measure that Bcash did take. Partly for this reason, at least one NYA signatory Wayniloans has backed out of the agreement.

So what is replay protection, why should BTC1 implement it and why doesnt it?

What Is Replay Protection? (And What Are Replay Attacks?)

Bitcoin could see another split by November. (Its arguably more accurate to consider the splitting nodes and miners as an entirely new cryptocurrency with a new blockchain and token not an actual split of Bitcoin itself.) For the purpose of this article, well refer to the blockchain and currency that follows the current Bitcoin protocol as Legacy Bitcoin and BTC. The blockchain and currency that follows the New York Agreement hard fork is referred to as SegWit2X and B2X.

If this split happens, the two blockchains will be identical. All past transactions and (therefore) balances are copied from the Legacy Bitcoin blockchain onto the SegWit2X blockchain. Everyone who owns BTC will own a corresponding amount of B2X.

Without replay protection, new transactions will be equally valid on both chains as well. This means that these transactions can be copied or replayed, from one chain to the other in other words, for them to happen on both. This is called a replay attack.

So, lets say Alice holds BTC at the time of split, which means she also owns B2X after the split. Then, after the split, she wants to send BTC to Bob. So, she c...


NYC Museum To Feature Dogfighting Footage As 'Art' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City is about to exhibit a video that shows eight scarred pit bulls, described as "fighting dogs" by the artists, facing each other on treadmills a tool commonly used to train dogs for fighting. The dogs run at each other into exhaustion.

Credit: Sun Yuan & Peng Yu

The video, called Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other, was created in 2003 by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu a pair of Chinese artists who regularly collaborate. It began as a live performance the dogs were "installed" on their treadmills in a museum in Beijing. (The Dodo reached out to the artists to ask where the dogs came from, and what happened to them after the performance, but has not gotten a response.)

A seven-minute video of one of the performances will be shown at the Guggenheim in October as part of an upcoming exhibition titled "Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World." You can see stills from the video on the artists' website.

The exhibit will also feature a piece by Huang Yong Ping titled "Theatre of the World" a large turtle shell filled with live reptiles and insects who will fight and eat each other throughout the duration of the show. A New York pet store will be sending a continuous supply of animals to the museum to replace the dead ones.

Credit: Guggenheim

Needless to say, animal lovers aren't happy about the upcoming exhibit. 

"Animal cruelty is a serious issue. I would expect a prestigious institution like the Guggenheim Museum to stand against cruelty," artist Sophie Gamand told The Dodo. Gamand, the photographer who famously put pit bulls in flower crowns, has now started a social media protest using the hashtags #TortureIsNotArt and #GuggenheimTortureIsNotArt.


School and Hospital Grossly Overstep Their Bounds Restraining and Drugging Canadian 8 Year Old "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Debbie Kiroff's son disappeared from the teachers' sight, the school called police. But what happened next has her sounding the alarm about the appropriateness of both the school's and the hospital's response. (Submitted by Debbie Kiroff) NOTE: My father...


L. plantarum L9 showed the potential to protect enterocytes from an acute inflammatory response. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Benef Microbes. 2017 May 30 ;8(3):497-505. Epub 2017 Apr 26. PMID: 28441885 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus plantarum L9 but not Lactobacillus acidophilus LA reduces tumour necrosis factor induced bacterial translocation in Caco-2 cells. Abstract:  Translocation of bacteria across the intestinal barrier is important in the pathogenesis of systemic sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes. Inflammatory cytokines increase paracellular permeability that allows increased luminal bacteria to translocate across mucosal epithelium and further deteriorate the gut barrier. In order to reduce this risk, the prophylactic use of probiotics has been recently addressed. In this paper, we investigate the protective role toward tumour necrosis factor (TNF)- induced non-pathogenic Escherichia coli translocation across Caco-2 monolayers of Lactobacillus strains. According to our experimental data, Lactobacillus plantarum L9 and Lactobacillus acidophilus LA have good capacities to adhere to Caco-2 cells. Addition of L. plantarum L9 and L. acidophilus LA to the enterocyte monolayer surface result in significant inhibition of E. coli adhesion and cell internalisation. However, L. plantarum L9 and L. acidophilus LA did not inhibit the growth of the non-pathogenic E. coli B5 after 24 h incubation. Exposure to TNF- for 6 h caused a dramatic increasein E. coli B5 translocation across Caco-2 cells, which was uncoupled from increases in paracellular permeability. Pretreatment with L. plantarum L9 prevent TNF- induced transcellular bacterial translocation and IL-8 production in Caco-2 cells. L. plantarum L9 also did not affect the integrity ofthe monolayers, as indicated by lactate dehydrogenase release, horseradish peroxidase permeability, and transepithelial electrical resistance. L. plantarum L9 showed the potential to protect enterocytes from an acute inflammatory response and therefore could be good potential prophylactic agents incounteracting bacterial translocation.

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BTS: The Quirky and Minimalist Photos of Daniel Rueda and Anna Devs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres an Adorama Through the Lens episode that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative minimalist architectural portraits of photographers Daniel Rueda and Anna Devs, whom we featured back in July.

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devs are both visionary photographers, currently living in Valencia Spain, the show writes. These two photographers both have a unique style that features storytelling, precision, humor, creativity and an amazing aesthetic. Both Daniel and Anna are inspired by architecture, clean lines, and shapes. Mostly, the two just love to have fun while they are working.

Ruedo and Devis met in college and began going out to take photos simply for their enjoyment. The world caught on, and the duo has since amassed over 430,000 collective Instagram followers with their beautifully minimalist photos.

I think there is a different message and a different story in every picture, Ruedo says, but we just want people to fall in love with our minimalism and our way to discover beauty in simplicity.



North Korea Threatens To Test Hydrogen Bomb Over Pacific Ocean "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

North Korea is considering testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, the Communist nations foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, warned in an interview with reporters Thursday.

Ri made the comments at the United Nations in Manhattan.

This could probably mean the strongest hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific Ocean, Ri said. Regarding which measures to take, I dont really know since it is what [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un does.

Are You Ready For An EMP? You Need A Backup Generator That Doesnt Require Gasoline!

For his part, Kim delivered a rare recorded statement on video, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump will pay dearly for his warnings against North Korean, CNN reported. North Korea, Kim said, will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.

I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed


Will China Really Ban Bitcoin? Vortex Interview "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Will China Really Ban Bitcoin Vortex Interview

As the Crypto Currency sector continues to attract more people, Vortex from the World Crypto Network joins us to share his enthusiasm and expertise on Bitcoin and the development of Blockchain. Other updates we cover is the recent fear mongering from China regarding banning Bitcoin and Exchanges potentially closing.

02:10 Is China really banning Bitcoin?
04:40 Jamie Dimon labelling Bitcoin a scam!
06:20 Altcoins with potential and real usage
08:25 Whats the best way to invest in Bitcoin


Prevention of Escherichia coli infection in broiler chickens with Lactobacillus plantarum B1. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Poult Sci. 2017 May 6. Epub 2017 May 6. PMID: 28482103 Abstract Title:  Prevention of Escherichia coli infection in broiler chickens with Lactobacillus plantarum B1. Abstract:  Two studies were performed to assess the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum B1 in prevention of pathogenic Escherichia coli K88 gastrointestinal infection in broilers. In an in vitro study, L. plantarum B1 showed resistance to acid and bile and inhibited the growth of E. coli K88. Additionally, L. plantarum B1 exhibited high ability to adhere to broiler embryo ileal epithelium. In an animal trial, 240 broilers at 1 d of age were randomly assigned to one of 4 treatment arms: negative control (NC) broilers fed a basal diet and not challenged; positive control (PC) broilers fed a basal diet and challenged with E. coli K88; L. plantarum (LP) treatment broilers fed a basal diet containing 2 109 cfu/kg L. plantarum B1 and challenged with E. coli K88; and antibiotic treatment (Anti) broilers fed a basal diet supplemented with colistin sulfate (20 mg/kg) and challenged with E. coli K88. Broilers fed L. plantarum B1 had greater (P 0.05) BW than those in the PC treatment on d 14 and28. Dietary L. plantarum B1 decreased (P

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Why DO conservatives hate science so much? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We have literally lobotomized ourselves. And to what do we owe this gift of dumb? Right Wing fundamentalism, both religious and political.


Hysteria: Health workers attacked, abused over Victoria hospital smoking ban "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rules banning smoking outside Victoria's public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to police the policy. Calls for an audit of the ban are being led by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, which is concerned nurses are being put in danger. "We're hearing that the policing of the ban actually leads to violence and aggression against our members," union state secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick said. The calls come after the death of Melbourne heart surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who was allegedly punched in the head in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital after expressing concern about people smoking near the hospital entrance. Last month two patient transport officers were reportedly assaulted outside Dandenong Hospital after refusing a request for a cigarette.


Inequality is the Real Source of our Divisions. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

However we choose to articulate what it is we find so discomforting with inequality, we need to get better at explaining it and to stop acting as if everyone


Hurricane Maria, Weather Warfare, And Military Bases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

gw 7785Dane Wigington Was Puerto Rico the target of weather warfare from Hurricane Maria manipulation? Was the case the same with Texas and Hurricane Harvey? Cuba and Hurricane Irma? What are the mathematical odds of the US and Caribbean nations experiencing a sudden rash of catastrophic hurricanes after a 12 year major hurricane landfall drought? Why was


Consuming probiotic Lactobacillus could reduce total cholesterol and LDL-C significantly. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(6):e0178868. Epub 2017 Jun 8. PMID: 28594860 Abstract Title:  Effect of probiotic Lactobacillus on lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of probiotic Lactobacillus on serum lipids using a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials.METHODS: Fifteen studies containing 15 trials, with 976 subjects were included. The pooled WMD was calculated by random effects model.RESULTS: Probiotic Lactobacillus consumption significantly reduced TC by 0.26mmol/l (95% CI, -0.40 to -0.12) and LDL-C by 0.23mmol/l (95% CI, -0.36 to -0.10). Subgroup analysis of trials found significantly reduction of TC using L. plantarum and reduction of LDL-C using L. plantarum or L. reuteri. No significant effects were found on TG and HDL-C levels after supplementation with probiotic Lactobacillus. While, subgroup analysis found significantly beneficial effects on TG and HDL-C by consuming synbiotic food, containing L. sporogenes and inulin.CONCLUSION: Consuming probiotic Lactobacillus, especially L. reuteri and L. plantarm, could reduce TC and LDL-C significantly. The study also suggested significantly beneficial effects on TG and HDL-C by consuming synbiotic food, containing L. sporogenes and inulin.

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As Putin Takes Aim At Petrodollar, Hollywood Takes Aim At Putin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dealt another blow to the flagging petrodollar system a crucial component of U.S. economic superiority that creates artificial demand for the U.S. dollar by pricing oil and other goods on the international market in that currency. Putin instructed the Russian government to approve legislation that would make the Russian ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian ports by the end of 2017. The dollar had been used for some time as the currency of choice at Russian seaports due to fluctuations in the ruble.

The announcement came only a few weeks after Putins much more overt move against the dollar earlier this month at the recent BRICS summit hosted in China. There, Putin announced that Russia was ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies.

The statement was widely interpreted as a call to other BRICS nations to bypass the dollar. At the same conference, Russia had been supportive of Chinas announcement that it would launch a crude-oil futures contract priced in the Chinese yuan and convertible into gold a considerable threat to the petrodollars dominance.

Related | In Blow To US Dollar, BRICS Considers Sanctions-Proof Cryptocurrency

Another factor is Russias gold-buying binge in recent years, which has allowed the nation to amass more gold reserves than most other nations. Russias current gold reserves are sizable enough to back 27% of the narrow ruble money supply. In contrast, only 2.3% of the narrow U.S. dollar money supply is backed by gold.


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How Can We Know What is True? And What Is BS? Tips from Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman & Michael Shermer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Science denialism may be a deeply entrenched and enormously damaging political phenomenon. But it is not a wholly practical one, or we would see many more people abandon medical science, air travel, computer technology, etc. Most of us tacitly agree that we know certain truths about the worldgravitational force, navigational technology, the germ theory of disease, for example. How do we acquire such knowledge, and how do we use the same method to test and evaluate the many new claims we're bombarded with daily?

The problem, many professional skeptics would say, is that were largely unaware of the epistemic criteria for our thinking. We believe some ideas and doubt others for a host of reasons, many of them having nothing to do with standards of reason and evidence scientists strive towards. Many professional skeptics even have the humility to admit that skeptics can be as prone to irrationality and cognitive biases as anyone else.

Carl Sagan had a good deal of patience with unreason, at least in his writing and television work, which exhibits so much rhetorical brilliance and depth of feeling that he might have been a poet in another life. His style and personality made him a very effective science communicator. But what he called his Baloney Detection Kit, a set of tools for skeptical thinking, is not at all unique to him. Sagans principles agree with those of all proponents of logic and the scientific method. You can read just a few of his prescriptions below, and a full unabridged list here.

Wherever possible there must be independent confirmation of the facts.

Encourage substantive debate on the evidence by knowledgeable proponents of all points of view.

Arguments from authority carry little weight authorities have made mistakes in the past. They will do so again in the future. Perhaps a better way to say it is that in science there are no authorities; at most, ther...


Your Government At Work: Florida Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by the Anti-Media Team at


At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something, Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perezs fence still standing.

I laughed, he said. I thought he was kidding. You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago. No, Im not kidding. I have to cite you for this. I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said hed have to write me a fine if the fence wasnt up to code by then.

At the time this officer was out here, we didnt have power, we didnt have food, we didnt have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous, Perez said, adding that its not like I can go to Home Depot because all the stores were closed.

The South Floridian says he understands that there is a lot of work that needs to be done but that the countys rush to issue warnings was inappropriate:

Give us a minute to breathe. Let us get our power back on. And I wouldnt mind if they told me that a few days down the line or due time but it bothers me that they came out here just a few hours afte...

Your Government At Work: Florida Residents Warned Theyll Be Ticketed for Hurricane-Damaged Homes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by the Anti-Media Team at


At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his family, and his neighbors were starting to clear fallen trees from the streets after the storm passed through at nine in the morning on Monday. Hours later, in the afternoon, Perez got a visit from the county.

And we thought he was here to help us or offer some type of assistance with the trees, maybe he was going to bring us ice or something, Perez told WSVN. Instead, the official slapped a safety notice on the only part of Perezs fence still standing.

I laughed, he said. I thought he was kidding. You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago. No, Im not kidding. I have to cite you for this. I just laughed. OK, whatever; knock yourself out!

But Perez stopped laughing when the official told him he would be writing up a report and would be back to check on the property. Perez told WSVN that the man said hed have to write me a fine if the fence wasnt up to code by then.

At the time this officer was out here, we didnt have power, we didnt have food, we didnt have ice. He is crazy, ridiculous, Perez said, adding that its not like I can go to Home Depot because all the stores were closed.

The South Floridian says he understands that there is a lot of work that needs to be done but that the countys rush to issue warnings was inappropriate:

Give us a minute to breathe. Let us get our power back on. And I wouldnt mind if they told me that a few days down the line or due time but it bothers me that they came out here just a few hours after the storm had passed.

On the issue of restoring power, Reason noted that at the time Miami-Dade was handing out citations the WSVN investigation...


Administration of immunobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum delays but does not prevent lethal pneumovirus infection in mice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Leukoc Biol. 2017 Sep ;102(3):905-913. Epub 2017 Jun 15. PMID: 28619948 Abstract Title:  Administration of immunobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum delays but does not prevent lethal pneumovirus infection in Rag1(-/-) mice. Abstract:  Administration of immunobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp) directly to the respiratory mucosa promotes cross-protection against lethal pneumovirus infection via B-cell-independent mechanisms. In this study, we examined Lp-mediated cross protection in Rag1(-/-) mice which cannot clear virus from lung tissue. Although Lp was initially protective, Rag1(-/-) mice ultimately succumbed to a delayed lethal outcome associated with local production of the proinflammatory cytokines CCL1, -2, and -7, granulocyte recruitment, and ongoing virus replication. By contrast, CD8(null) mice, which are fully capable of clearing virus, are protected by Lp with no delayed lethal outcome, granulocyte recruitment to the airways, or induction of CCL7. Repeated administration of Lp to virus-infected Rag1(-/-) mice had no impact on delayed mortality. Moreover, administration of Lp to the respiratory mucosa resulted in no induction of IFN- or - in Rag1(-/-) or wild-type mice, and IFN-abR gene deletion had no impact on Lp-mediated protection. Overall, our findings indicate that although Lp administered to the respiratory tract has substantial impact on lethal virus-induced inflammation in situ, endogenous virus clearance mechanisms are needed to promote sustained protection. Our results suggest that a larger understanding of the mechanisms and mediators that limit acute virus-induced inflammation may yield new and useful therapeutic modalities.

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The Morgan Freeman Psy-Op Proves How Desperate The 'Deep State' Has Become "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Andrew KorybkoMorgan Freeman's latest publicly stunt permanently stained his legacy after the famous actor decided to join the fake news industry by passing off a blockbuster script as a true story.
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However she scored in her exam, this student will go far. Very far "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Genius. And 10/10 to the teacher for letting them do it. Just this once, presumably.

We prefer the second interpretation.

One question remains, though since when were you allowed to bring notes into an exam of any size? Or are we just very, very old? (Possibly both).


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China's Miners on Tenterhooks as Exchanges Soon Shut "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin traders in China are in trouble as the ban kicks in, but the miners are still in limbo and unsure of what is happening.


Column: a Most Peculiar Gray "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There is a famous pataki about  the orishas Oy and Chang. In the story, Chang had been in battle and fought continuously against his enemies, but despite his victories, many more of them came to attack him and soon he was overwhelmed. Chang called to his horse for help, but it never came, so he hid in the brush, moving from tree to tree and hammock to hammock to escape. His enemies were relentless, scouring and razing any area where they thought Chang could be hiding. He moved deeper into the brush and swamp. Still, they followed, undeterred by the dense wood. After many days, Chang began to tire. He had drank what he could but had not eaten or slept. Finally, deep in the heart of the bush, Chang came upon Oys house. He hesitated getting closer he was too proud to ask for help but finally called to Oy, and she brought him inside.

Oy gave him food and drink and had him rest, but they both knew the enemies would soon find her hut, as they could hear them moving in the distance and getting closer through the swamp. Chang then said these enemies were different. They were immune to his strength, his thunder, his lightning and fire.

Oy was unconcerned. She promised Chang that he would return to his kingdom where he would regain his strength and defeat his enemies. Chang thought she would cast a spell or summon a storm. Instead, she reached for her makeup, then one of her dresses. Finally, she carefully cut off all her hair.

Chang watched probably thinking, SRSLY? WTF?, only in Yoruba. Oy then quickly formed a wig from her hair and told Chang to put it on with the dress. She put some makeup on him, and told him to walk to his kingdom at nightfall, right past his enemies.

That evening, Oy lit no fire and told Chang to go. He did. He mimicked Oys proud and careless gait, barely glancing and nodding at each of his assailants, and they let him pass, still looking for Chang.

Oy is a complicated orisha with many spheres of control. Commandingly intelligent, she is a powerful witch and ruler of cyclonic storms. She is shrewd in business, controlling the markets because they too change and move like the weather, and she is unmatched as a warrior, skilled and fierce; Chang prefers her to all other partners in battle. All her nine children died, and so she became the protector of the dead and controls the gates the cemetery and access to ancestors. In a way, above all Oy is the orisha of...


Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Realistic Sculptures by Luo Li Rong

Photo: Imgur

Chinese artist Luo Li Rong produces realistic sculptures that convey the beauty and grace of the human figure. Working primarily in bronze, her life-size creations feature women in motion. They strike elegant poses that elongate their bodies with a seemingly windswept appearance; their hair and clothing look as though theyre being moved by a gentle breeze. This creates a compelling dichotomy; while there is an impressive dedication to realismRong is careful to detail each delicate fold of the skintheres also a fantastical element to her work, as her characters reside on clouds and hold raindrops in their hands.

Rong has pursued sculpting since an early age. She studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, then under the tutelage of sculptor Wang Du, and later she immersed herself in figurative sculpture techniques used by European artists in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Their sense of femininity plays a defining role in Rongs contemporary works, and the stylistic guidelines help carry on the tradition of realistic sculptures in art.

Inspired by Renaissance and Baroque sculpting techniques, artist Luo Li Rong creates graceful figurative sculptures.

Realistic Sculptures by Luo Li Rong

Photo: Imgur



Ethereum's Byzantium Hard Fork Postponed For Further Testing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The planned roll-out date for ethereum's "Byzantium" network upgrade is being postponed to October 17.


Supporting Storm/Disaster Relief + Best of the Web "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My mind can hardly wrap itself around the catastrophic photos coming out of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominica and all of the islands affected by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Seeing families searching for loved ones in Mexico City after the earthquake and watching as our friends at The Sato Project (where our dogs Hope and Winky were rescued) desperately try to support those at their home base in Yabucoa, PR has been heartbreaking, to say the very least. So as we head into the weekend, the only thing on my mind is: how can we help? Rather than our typical wrap-up and links out to other sites this week, this post is dedicated to ways you can support those trying to rebuild, from Houston to Mexico City to the Caribbean.

If you know of any other organizations doing great work, please feel free to share them below. We will continue to look for ways to help and give back individually and as a company here at Design*Sponge, so stay tuned for more updates as electricity and connections resume in these areas and direct calls for support start to be shared. Ou...


Indigenous probiotic Lactobacillus isolates present antibiotic like activity against human pathogenic bacteria. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biomedicines. 2017 Jun 16 ;5(2). Epub 2017 Jun 16. PMID: 28621711 Abstract Title:  Indigenous Probiotic Lactobacillus Isolates Presenting Antibiotic like Activity against Human Pathogenic Bacteria. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Indigenous lactic acid bacteria are well known probiotics having antibacterial activity against potentially pathogenic bacteria. This study aims to characterize the curd lactobacilli for their probiotic potentiality and antagonistic activity against clinical bacteria.METHODS: Four curd samples were processed microbiologically for the isolation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). The LAB strains obtained were identified by conventional methods: cultural aspect, gram-staining, biochemical and sugar fermentation tests. The probiotic properties were justified with tolerance to low-pH, bile salt and sodium chloride, and the antagonistic activity of the lactobacilli against human pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, Acinetobacter baumannii and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi) was assessed. Hemolytic activity and antibiotic susceptibility were determined for the lactobacilli isolates, and the cumulative probiotic potential (CPP) values were recorded.RESULT: Four lactobacilli isolates, L. animalis LMEM6, L. plantarum LMEM7, L. acidophilus LMEM8 and L. rhamnosus LMEM9, procured from the curd samples, survived in low-pH and high bile salt conditions, and showed growth inhibitory activity against the indicator bacteria by agar-well (zone diameter of inhibition; ZDIs: 13.67 0.58-29.50 2.10 mm) and agar overlay (ZDIs: 11.33 0.58-35.67 2.52 mm) methods; the average growth inhibitory activity of lactobacilli ranged 233.34 45.54-280.56 83.67 AU/mL, against the test bacterial pathogens. All the lactobacilli were non-hemolytic and sensitive to most of the test antibiotics. The CPP values of the isolated LAB were recorded as 80-100%.CONCLUSION: The curd lactobacilli procured might be used as the valid candidates of probiotics, and bio-therapeutics against bacterial infection to humans.

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WATCH: Mapuches Denounce Illegal Police Operations in Argentina "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Originally published by Indigenous Mapuche leaders have denounced that Argentine police entered their territory without a judicial order with the excuse of searching for disappeared activist Santiago Maldonado. The Neuquen Mapuche Confederation said in a statement that police... Read More

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Chris from Eggheads being voted off Weakest Link is everything youd hope for "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Chris Hughes from Eggheads was the weakest link but was he taking it lying down? Hell no.

Whether you sympathise with him or think hes an arrogant twat is, in fact, a reflection of your deep-seated political beliefs. Oh yes it is!



NIH-Supported Journal Publishes Landmark Study Linking Fluoride to Low IQ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure have been linked to lower intelligence in children, according to the results of a new study.

In the eye-opening new peer-reviewed study, published on September 19, 2017, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found strong evidence of a link between fluoride and lower cognitive function in children.

With an impact factor of 9.78, Environmental Health Perspectives is one of the most highly ranked journals in Toxicology, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Environmental Sciences.

The researchers found that higher levels of maternal urinary fluoride during pregnancy (a proxy for prenatal fluoride exposure) that are in the range of levels of exposure in other general population samples of pregnant women as well as nonpregnant adults were associated with lower scores on tests of cognitive function in the offspring at 4 and 612 y old, according to the study.

The study involved 1,576 samples taken from over 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico by a research team from Toronto. The researchers tested the childrens cognitive development twice over the course of 12 years. In Mexico, fluoride is not added to the public water supply, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water, toothpaste, fluoridated salt and other supplemental products.

Childhood exposure to fluoride is safer than prenatal. There is pretty good science now to support the fact that the fetal system tends to be more sensitive to environmental toxicants than once the child is born, said the studys lead author, Howard Hu, founding dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, according to CNN.

The authors of the study looke...


ViaBTC Fleeing China's Shores Amid Ban Fears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Could Chinas hardline approach to Bitcoin send their Bitcoin entrepreneurs running as ViaBTC jumps ship?


Christians Claim World Will End on September 23 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The end is near: Biblical prophecy of the Rapture predicts the apocalypse will occur on September 23, 2017. For Bible believing Christians, the Rapture, as described in the Book of Revelation, is the beginning of the end times, when worthy Christians are lifted into heaven by Jesus, and those left behind will be forced to []


Trump to Jong-un: I know you are, but what am I? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rhetoric between Dotard Trump and Kim Jong-un heats up.


This spoof horror trailer is the Wes Anderson film we really want to see "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Wes Anderson has got a new film coming out, but the one we really want to see is this.


And just in case youre interested in the trailer for the real Wes Anderson movie.

Close, but no cigar.


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These results suggest potent anti-hyperglycemic effects of Lactobacillus spp. in terms of their anti-diabetic potential. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Pak J Pharm Sci. 2017 Mar ;30(2(Suppl.)):597-600. PMID: 28650327 Abstract Title:  Anti-hyperglycemic potential of Lactobacillus spp. in alloxan-induced Wistar rats. Abstract:  This research was aimed to investigate anti-hyperglycemic effects of two Lactobacillus spp. on alloxan induced diabetic rats. Alloxan was administered intraperitoneally to induce the diabetic conditions in experimental rats. Animals were treated with oral administration of Lactobacillus spp., such as L. plantarum and L. acidophilus at the dose of 10(8) CFU/ml. As a result, administration of Lactobacillus spp. significantly (P

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5 Ways to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Changing the color of an object using Photoshop is a typical use case for the software, and there are many ways to do it. This 20-minute video from Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid that examines 5 separate ways to re-color or add color to objects.

The first tool you may reach for is the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and the video shows how to use it along with masks to target an object (such as a red dress) and adjust the hue or colorize it.

The second technique examined (at 3:40) is using a color fill layer or the simple paintbrush in combination with the Color and Hue blend modes.

Next, at 6:00, Dodson shows how to colorize a completely white dress. He notes that this technique will work best with a white that is not completely blown out, as some shadow detail is needed to properly map the color tones.

This time he again uses a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, but this time also applies a masked Levels adjustment in order to bring out realistic contrast in the dress. Note that Dodson did not spend too long on the mask for this image for a real client, youd want to properly mask out the weeds and perhaps feather the mask a little around the edges.

At 9:20, Dodson shows how to selectively target a color channel with a Hue/Saturation adjustment. This is a great option if you want to change the entire image rather than a specific object, but you only want to adjust certain colors.



Aluminum Adjuvants and Autism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Animal Study Confirms Male Susceptibility to Injury from Neurotoxin

For decades, regulatory agencies in the United States have given a free pass to aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. Vaccine manufacturers include the adjuvants in many of their products to generate a stronger immune response. A new study in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry from Christopher Shaws lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC) adds to the mounting body of evidence indicating that this free pass is undeserved. The study uses a mouse model to show that, far from being safe, aluminum adjuvants are neurotoxic agents capable of sabotaging normal development and contributing to autism, especially in males.


New Study Confirms Fluoride Harms Fetal Brain; Lowers IQ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The results of the first ever U.S. government funded study of fluoride and IQ have just been published. A team of researchers found a statistically significant association between fluoride exposure in women during pregnancy and a lowering of IQ in their children, reports the Fluoride Action Network.

The study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives by scientists from the University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Harvard, McGill, and the national public health agency of Mexico. It was funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, with over $3 million in grants.

The study was conducted in Mexico City using a long-running cohort of women-infant pairs that have been studied extensively for effects of environmental neurotoxins such as lead and mercury. It found an average loss of 5 to 6 IQ points among children of mothers with urine fluoride levels of 1.5 mg/L compared to those with 0.5 mg/L. For an entire population, such a loss would be expected to halve the number of geniuses in society and double the number of mentally handicapped. For IQ measured at 4 years of age, there was no apparent fluoride exposure threshold below which the effect leveled out.

The mothers in this study had a range of fluoride exposures similar to that found in fluoridating countries like the United States.

According to the lead investigator and professor of environmental health, epidemiology and global health at the University of Toronto, Dr. Howard Hu,

This is a very rigorous epidemiology study. You just cant deny it. Its directly related to whether fluoride is a risk for the neurodevelopment of children. So, to say it has no relevance to the folks in the U.S. seems disingenuous.

Hu also said the study suggests that the pre-natal nervous system may be more sensitive to fluoride compared to that of school-aged children. (Montreal Gazette & National Post ran the same article, 9/21/17)

Experts in the field of environmental toxicology have said the results are a huge red flag:

This is a very well-conducted study, and it raises serious concerns about fluoride supplementation in water. These new insights raise concerns that the prenatal period may be highly vulnera...


No matter how rubbish your commute, its not as bad as what happens next "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

He could have slowed down but he had a train to catch.

Its a train passing through Nallasopara Station after heavy rains in Mumbai this month.


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3 Outdoor Emergency Cooking Options "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

NOTE: This is a Special Guest Contribution from longtime BackdoorSurvival reader Donna! In a grid down situation or even a winter snowstorm presenting a temporary 3-4 day power outage, having a method to cook a hot meal would be a welcome way to bring some comfort back into your life. However tempting eating Oreos and PBJ. . . Read More


Cell wall content of L. plantarum treated animals showed improvement in all the inflammatory parameters. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Inflammopharmacology. 2017 Jul 6. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PMID: 28685302 Abstract Title:  Anti-arthritic activity of cell wall content of Lactobacillus plantarum in freund's adjuvant-induced arthritic rats: involvement of cellular inflammatory mediators and other biomarkers. Abstract:  Alteration of microbiota is related with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and administration of certain probiotics showed an improvement in RA. The present study was designed to find out the anti-arthritic activity of cell wall content of Lactobacillus plantarum in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritis in rats. Freund's adjuvant was injected into the left footpad in female rats on day 0 and dexamethasone (1 mg kg(-1), s.c.)&cell wall content of L. plantarum (10(5), 10(7), and 10(9) cfu/animal, s.c.) treatment were given from day 7 to 21. The change in body weight, paw volume and arthritic index, joint stiffness, gait test, mobility test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level, serum rheumatoid factor (RF), and serum TNF- was measured onday 21. Cell wall content of L. plantarum treated animals showed improvement in all the parameters as compared to that in CFA-treated animals and exert anti-arthritic activity.

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Tandoori Spiced Cauliflower + Giveaway "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was never a huge fan of cauliflower until I read Lukas Volgers cookbook, Bowl. I didnt dislike it, but I didnt look for it at the market. Lukas book was the first time I had seen a recipe using cauliflower couscous. It made me think of the vegetable in a whole new way, and consequently Im always on the lookout for new ways to try it. One of my favorite cookbook authors, Anjum Anand, has a recipe for Tandoori Cauliflower in her most recent cookbook, I Love India, which is all about Indian street food. The preparation for Anjums tandoori cauliflower is quick and easy, and the cooking is hands-off. Its a beautiful dish for entertaining, or even during the week. If you would like an alternative to tomatoes and sour cream atop your cauliflower, Anjum notes that you can skip those and simply serve it with a more traditional mint chutney, if you prefer. Kristina

To win a copy of Anjums I Love India, leave an answer in the comment section below. The question is: What is your go-to appetizer for entertaining?

Why Anjum loves this recipe: I have always enjoyed cauliflower cooked in every way imaginable, even grated, spiced and stuffed into breads. In recent years, in the West, cauliflower is finally receiving some much-deserved love after a decade of neglect. In India, it never went out of fashion and tandoori cauliflower is a restaurant staple. Tandoori dishes refer to foods baked in a coal-fuelled, super-hot, barrel-shaped clay oven which was traditionally used to bake breads,...


Photographer Taking Crew Pic Suggests Doing a Silly One "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

VACAVILLE, Calif. Amateur photographer Cindy Mendez encouraged her son and other stone-faced members of the Vaca Pea Crew to make funny faces and smile for the camera during their after-show crew photo, according to witnesses.

They just looked so serious. They need to lighten up a bit, said Mendez, a dental hygienist by trade. Theyre 17 years old and they look like a bunch of inmates. I thought it might be fun to do like a Charlies Angels thing, but none of them knew what that meant.

Drawing on a decades-long tradition of firm and unforgiving crew pics, the Vaca Pea Crew took offense to Mendezs art direction.

Ill stay down for my crew until I die, so these photos are no laughing matter. There is nothing silly about them, said Justin Mendez, an aspiring tattoo artist and son of the photographer. You know who smiles? The drama club. Do we look like actors? Do we look like were pretending? This is our life, and its real. Our crew photos need to reflect that were hard as nails and were going to be boys forever.

Noted hardcore photographer Wes The Chaplain Chapman was surprised someone would request a silly option for a post-show crew photo.


I just dont know what this lady is thinking, said Chapman. These kids put their lives on the line in the pit, showing support and watching each others backs. The ceremonial crew photo is no place for smiles. You take a knee, cross your arms, and throw a punch at the camera with your eyes.

Mendez admitted she jumps at any chance to apply her camera skills, learned at the local community center, to real-life situations.

I see all these cute wedding photos on Pinterest and I think to myself, I could do that But its much harder to get people to smile than you think especially a 17-year-old boy who listens to all that screamy music, said Mendez. I just wish they would loosen up a bit. The best photos are always the goofy ones.

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Investor Doug Casey: Bitcoin May Be Money, But It Still Might Fail "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Investor and anarcho-capitalist Doug Casey recently argued that bitcoin qualifies as money but he's not sure it'll last in the long term.


Irma illusions and realities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If human emissions made Irma worse, did they also bring the 12-year lull in Cat 4-5 hurricanes? Paul Driessen Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought out the best in us. Millions of Americans are giving money, toil and sweat to help victims rebuild. Unfortunately, the storms also highlighted some peoples baser instincts. Some advanced ideological commitments


Yashica to Unleash an Unprecedented Camera in October 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Starting in early August, the iconic Japanese camera brand Yashica began teasing a big coming chapter in its life. While some people dismissed it as hype for a new clip-on smartphone lens, it now appears its much more than that: Yashica is now teasing an unprecedented camera.

The company just released yet another enigmatic video (shown above), titled The Prologue. The only useful bits information contained in the video are two brief messages. The first reads Expect the Unexpected: The Unprecedented Camera by YASHICA, and the second states October 2017, Kickstarter.

So Yashica has a big camera announcement, and the brand is hoping to generate hype and raise enough money through crowdfunding to launch it.

With so many different types of cameras on the market now, from a new Polaroid instant camera to Lights 16-camera camera, Yashica would need to step in a pretty unusual direction for this upcoming camera to actually be unprecedented.

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Report: Iran And North Korea Are Collaborating In An Exchange Of Materials And Technicians To Mutually Develop Nuclear Weapons Capabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


In the United States, the federal civil defense program was authorized by statute and ran from 1951 to 1994.  Originally authorized by Public Law 920 of the 81st Congress, it was repealed by Public Law 93-337 in 1994.

Wikipedia, Civil Defense

The Public Law.  For the Public Good.  For your own good, for whatever good it will do.  Under Clinton in 1994, Civil Defense was repealed.  The Cold War has ended, as of 1992 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and it was time to rid the U.S. of all of those pesky fallout shelter signs.  There was NAFTA and the beginnings of true globalism with the creation of the EU.  What need was there for Civil Defense?

Twenty-three years after the treasonous disbanding of Civil Defense and official signs for locations of Fallout Shelters, there is a need for both once more.  North Korea has been engaging in exchange with Iran for decades: collaborating in an exchange of materials and technicians to mutually develop one anothers nuclear weapons capabilities.

All News Pipelines Stefan Stanford and Susan Duclos have been presenting some excellent and informative articles on the North Korean EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) capabilities.  Many of these articles have been authored by Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on the EMP threat facing the United States.  All News Pipelines article of September 19, 2017 is entitled Following Threats To Drop The Father Of All Bombs While Claiming Theyve Infiltrated The US Military, Iran Prepares To Deploy 3 New Satellites Into Orbit Is Iran Preparing To Launch An EMP Attack Upon America?

This piece is no exception to the quality information released thus far by All News Pipeline.  Please read it!  This article is written by none other than Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission and former Science Advisor to President Reagan.  Dr. Graham also was directly involved in the 1962 STARFISH PRIME high-altitude nuclear test that began the U.S.s study into the effects of an EMP.

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In the United States, the federal civil defense program was authorized by statute and ran from 1951 to 1994.  Originally authorized by Public Law 920 of the 81st Congress, it was repealed by Public Law 93-337 in 1994.

Wikipedia, Civil Defense

The Public Law.  For the Public Good.  For your own good, for whatever good it will do.  Under Clinton in 1994, Civil Defense was repealed.  The Cold War has ended, as of 1992 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and it was time to rid the U.S. of all of those pesky fallout shelter signs.  There was NAFTA and the beginnings of true globalism with the creation of the EU.  What need was there for Civil Defense?

Twenty-three years after the treasonous disbanding of Civil Defense and official signs for locations of Fallout Shelters, there is a need for both once more.  North Korea has been engaging in exchange with Iran for decades: collaborating in an exchange of materials and technicians to mutually develop one anothers nuclear weapons capabilities.

All News Pipelines Stefan Stanford and Susan Duclos have been presenting some excellent and informative articles on the North Korean EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) capabilities.  Many of these articles have been authored by Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on the EMP threat facing the United States.  All News Pipelines article of September 19, 2017 is entitled Following Threats To Drop The Father Of All Bombs While Claiming Theyve Infiltrated The US Military, Iran Prepares To Deploy 3 New Satellites Into Orbit Is Iran Preparing To Launch An EMP Attack Upon America?

This piece is no exception to the quality information released thus far by All News Pipeline.  Please read it!  This article is written by none other than Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission and former Science Advisor to President Reagan.  Dr. Graham also was directly involved in the 1962 STARFISH PRIME high-altitude nuclear test that began the U.S.s study into the effects of an EMP.

North Korea has not backpedaled on its threats to nuke the United States and to unlea...


Best Extension Cord For Your Generator "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The best extension cord for your generator is one that is specified to handle the power thats being delivered between the generator itself and the device or devices plugged in. I suspect that some people dont know that it does make a difference having the right or best extension cord (or cords) when powering appliances and other devices. What difference does it make? If the extension cord is too small, not only will it heat up but it will potentially restrict the power necessary to safely operate certain devices plugged in. What do I mean by too small? I mean

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Unforgettable proof that rolling over in battle is both practical and effective "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We dont really know what this is and some of those outfits are verging on the alarming but this is simply glorious.

Our thoughts exactly.

Guess what? Theres more!


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Most devastating thing youll read about Theresa May this week (probably) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Most devastating thing youll read about Theresa May this week.


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Dairy Free Fermentation: How to Ferment Without Whey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

dairy free fermentationIn my latest eBook Real Food Fermentation Favorites (available here for a limited time until Monday, September 25 at midnight!), I discuss the history and enormous benefits of consuming fermented foods and beverages on a regular basis. Many recipes are provided with guidance on which ones are best for particular health challenges.

You may have noticed that many traditional fermentation recipes recommend raw whey as the probiotic starter culture. This provides the beneficial bacterial medium necessary to kick start the fermentation process. Within a few days, this synergistic mix creates a plethora of additional enzymes and boosted vitamin content. Simple raw foods transform into super raw foods.

The problem is that milk is the source of liquid whey. What about folks who have a dairy allergy? Is there another approach to fermenting foods and beverages that avoids whey as the microbial inoculant? (...)
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Bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 310 reports to IMO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A bright fireball was observed and filmed over Amsterdam, Netherlands at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET) on September 21, 2017. The event lasted more than 5 seconds, flaring several times before disappearing. While the fireball was primarily seen from Amsterdam, users...... Read more

Poor grade for Malaysia, Singapore brands in palm oil sustainability: WWF "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The majority of Malaysia and Singapores most popular brands have failed to push for the use of sustainable palm oil in their products, with some refusing to disclose who they buy from, according to a new survey by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Earlier this year, the international NGO surveyed 47 locally based food and restaurant-chains, with 27 from Singapore and the rest from Malaysia. The survey is called the Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard (pdf). Of the 47 companies that were contacted, only 16 disclosed information on their palm oil usage. And half of those had taken no action to support the use of sustainable palm oil. Even though 100% certified palm oil is available today, most businesses in Malaysia and Singapore are still not sourcing it, the report of the survey read. A snapshot of Singapores brands surveyed by the WWF in its Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard. Image courtesy of the WWF. Palm oil is one of Southeast Asias biggest industries, with Malaysia and Indonesia responsible for most of the worlds production. These countries are also home to many manufacturers that use palm oil. For its part, Singapore serves as a base for the regional operations of major growers and refiners in the industry, as well as a financial hub by supplying loans and investments to these companies. As the industry expands across the world, calls for more sustainable practices have intensified as well on the back of environmental concerns. Many oil palm companies take community lands without their

Can the Javan rhino be saved before disaster strikes? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As the old saying warns, its bad enough to put all your eggs in one basket. If you have to, though, at least try not to leave that basket sitting on the beach under an active volcano. Unfortunately, thats basically the situation of the last population of the Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus). The Javan rhino was once found throughout Southeast Asia, but since the poaching of the last member of its mainland subspecies in Vietnam in 2009, its only population is found in Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip of Indonesias Java Island. Such a limited geographic distribution puts any species at risk, but to make matters worse, this location is subject to a number of hazards. One is the volcano Anak Krakatau, growing basically right next door where the famous and deadly Krakatoa once stood. Recently published work also shows that the locations the rhinos prefer are at high risk from tsunamis. On the bright side, this research is collecting previously unknown information thats crucial for ensuring the future of this little-known species. However, the findings also add to the pressure to find a location for a second population a process thats far from simple. Ujung Kulon National Park sits on the western tip of Java Island, and is one of a few intact forested areas on the densely populated island. Map created using Map For Environment. Where the rhinos are Although they are all in a limited area, its not easy to study these animals,


Ceramicist Creates Sculptural Bowls and Vases Inspired by Colorado Woodlands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ceramic Tree Vessels by Heesoo Lee

Nature-loving ceramicist Heesoo Lee creates enchanting sculptural vessels that look like forests of aspen trees. Lees fascination with the majestic woodlands came from her time living in Colorado with her husband and fellow ceramicist, Adam Field. She explains, I just fell in love with their shape. They look like a human, like a really feminine lady to me, really delicate. I just can't stop painting them.

To achieve the delicate leaf-like texture, the Montana-based artist cuts and adds each porcelain piece by hand. Just like many of the best creative ideas, this process resulted from a happy accident, when Lee tried to cover a crack by adding more pieces.

She achieves such vibrancy from multiple layers of underglaze, and many fine layers of pigmented clay. The stunning bowls and vases come to life as the layers of underglaze interact during firing in the kiln.

You can purchase Lees forest-like ceramics on her Etsy page.

Ceramicist Heesoo Lee creates sculptural vessels that resemble aspen tree woodlands.

Ceramic Tree Vessels by Heesoo Lee Ceramic Tree Vessels by Heesoo Lee ...


Altcoin Analysis for 22-09-2017: LTC, DASH, XEM, IOTA and XMR "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LTCUSD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS LTCUSD topped on 02.09.2017 with very strong price rejection at 93.00. This was consequently confirmed by stochastics when a sell signal was printed. Further weakness was expected after the formation of that double bar reversal candlestick and bear engulfing pattern. With this breakdown, the first major support was broken on 14.09.2017 at Continue reading Altcoin Analysis for 22-09-2017: LTC, DASH, XEM, IOTA and XMR

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Survival Medicine Hour: Earthquake, Birthing Supplies, Hemorrhage, More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Survival Medicine Hour #355 What would you have done if you were in Mexico City during the recent earthquakes? Is there anything that might have increased your chances of survival? In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, hosts Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP talk about earhtquakes in general and give you safety tips that could save a life. Plus, what supplies would you need for delivering a baby and caring for a pregnancy in tough times? Nurse

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Lactobacillus plantarum BS22 promotes gut microbial homeostasis in broiler chickens exposed to aflatoxin B1. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3. PMID: 28771826 Abstract Title:  Lactobacillus plantarum BS22 promotes gut microbial homeostasis in broiler chickens exposed to aflatoxin B1. Abstract:  Probiotics promote the health of the host by maintaining intestinal microbial homeostasis. This study aimed to investigate the benefits of Lactobacillus plantarum BS22 (LP) in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbial homeostasis of broiler chickens exposed to aflatoxin B1 using the PCR-DGGE, viable count and real-time PCR. The toxin adsorption experiment demonstrated that treatment R5 (1.0  10(8) CFU/g LP) exhibited good absorptive effect in adsorbing the aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) in vitro. DGGE showed that the composition and structure of gut microbiota were more similar in the mucosa than in the content of all the samples. In addition, higher diversity of the microbiota was observedin the caecum and glandular stomach than in other segments. Lactobacillus, Enterococcus and Enterobacteriaceae were more abundant in the ileum than in the other segments. Enterobacteriaceae in groups I (basal diet) and II (basal diet+50 g/kg AFB1 ) showed a significant difference in group III (basal diet + 50 g/kg AFB1  + 1  10(8) CFU/g LP) in the crop content and duodenum mucosa (p 

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Long-Lost Congo Notebooks May Shed Light on How Trees React to Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Records found in abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating back to 1930s


Trump is making Americans see the U.S. the way the rest of the world already did "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many Americans have long accepted this idea of our superiority and goodness as if it were a self-evident truth, not postwar propaganda.


Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Humor "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Click here to go see the bonus panel!

How many blondes does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, because automation has eliminated the need for humans.

New comic!
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The Journey of a Software Engineer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Denis took more than 20 courses on Coursera. It helped him power up his CV to immigrate to Germany, grow professionally, and give his family a better quality of life. Here is his story:

I went to school in Brazil, and I am currently a Software Engineer with 12+ years of experience with software development. Since the early days, I have been taking every single new course related to Machine Learning and Data Science on Coursera. My goal at first was to understand a little bit about those fields, but due to the high quality of the courses that I have found, I just fell in love with it.

For someone from where I come from, it would be quite unlikely to be able to attend classes at top universities like John Hopkins, Stanford, Washington, which are all considered to be some of the best in the world. Having certificates from those schools brought a lot of attention to my resume, and made both recruiters and technical interviewers much more prone to think that I am a good fit for their open positions.

Coursera helped me power up my CV; thanks to that, I moved to Germany earlier this year to work in one of the top fintech startups in Europe. I moved to Germany for many reasons: first was of course to provide a higher quality of life for my family. Secondly, I thought that the best jobs in IT are usually in the United States, England, and Germany, so moving to those countries seemed like a natural decision to me as I grew professionally.

After 20 courses I can confidently say that the way that I think about building software is completely different now. With the state of the art technologies and theories I have learned, I am able to propose solutions from a totally different perspective. In the future, I would like to dive even more in the Big Data and AI field and create my own startup.

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Stop Asking About Camera Settings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photographer Tony Northrup wants you to stop asking photographers about their camera settings. In this 7-minute video, he explains why the camera settings that were used for an image are relatively unimportant and a distraction from the real work that goes into making a shot.

To illustrate the argument, Northrup uses the example of an image he took of an osprey swooping down to catch a fish out of the water. He says he shot thousands of images in order to get this one after spending months studying the behavior and habits of ospreys.

The camera settings are such an insignificant part [of this image]. Certainly, the aperture and ISO would have just been automatic, because it doesnt really matter.

Cameras have evolved to a point where oftentimes the camera settings are virtually decided for you, Northrup argues. More important things to focus on are your composition, art, planning, and light.

Northrup says that the amount of useful information that you can glean from camera settings is minimal because your gear is different, the environment is different, and your lighting is different. You cant hope to achieve the same look by mimicking camera settings alone.

Of course, it is important to understand your camera settings and which to use in certain situations. After learning the fundamentals of photography, the best way to do this is to get to know your gear, take test shots, and learn what camera settings you need to adjust in order to solve issues like motion blur and insufficient depth-of-field.


In5D Alternative News for September 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

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Jamie Dimon Accused of Market Abuse regarding Comments on Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In response to Jamie Dimons misguided comments about Bitcoin last week, one firm has filed a market abuse report against him. Blockswater, an algorithmic liquidity provider, raised issues of market manipulation, as well as accusing Dimon of deliberately distorting the public perception of cryptocurrency. According to London-based Blockswater, the JP Morgan CEO violated Article 12 Continue reading Jamie Dimon Accused of Market Abuse regarding Comments on Bitcoin

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CFTC Sues New York Man Over Alleged $600k Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based man and his company for allegedly running a bitcoin scam.


Meet the Leadership: Theresa Morris, ICAN of the Brazos Valley "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ICAN is excited to announce Theresa Morris as our newest Chapter Leader!


ICAN has information for women to help make informed choices about birth options.

~ Theresa Morris, ICAN of the Brazos Valley

Please introduce yourself to ICAN:

I am a mom of twoa surprise breech (cesarean) and a VBAC. I am a sociologist who studies labor and birth. I love to garden, exercise, and spend time with my family. I am passionate about birth!

What led you to join ICAN?

I heard about ICAN after I had an unwanted cesarean in 2000. I am excited to bring this wonderful organization to women of the Brazos Valley!

How do you share ICAN as an organization with others?

I believe that women have control over their own bodies and the right to make choices about their bodies. I believe that women deserve access to scientific research about pregnancy, labor, and birth. I believe that women deserve the right to make choices during labor and birth. I believe that women have the right to prevent unnecessary cesareans and to have a VBAC. ICAN has information for women to help make informed choices birth options.

Where will you be serving women through ICAN?

Brazos County, Texas. We have a thriving birth center that has a wonderful relationship with a nearby hospital. Overall though, I would make our area more VBAC friendly.

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Makers Lend a Hand in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey and Prep for Maker Faire Houston "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Houston's first fully featured Faire takes place next month on October 22 and 23, with a special emphasis on humanitarian aid for hurricane victims.

Read more on MAKE

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HURRICANE CONDITIONS OCCURRING ON THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS NHC Hurricane MARIA Status as of 11:00 AM EDT Fri Sep 22 Location: 22.3N 71.0W Moving: NW at 8 mph Min pressure: 958 mb Max sustained winds: 125 mph [~200 km/h, Cat. 3B hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale] Filed under: News Alert Tagged: Caribbean islands, []


Florence and the machine your 12 tweet guide to Theresa Mays big speech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theresa May was in Florence to tell everyone exactly how Britain is going to leave the EU by March 2019.

Well, that was the idea. Instead, we got this.








Vaultoro Continues on Its VC Funding Road to Future Growth With Finlab AG "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Vaultoro Continues on Its VC Funding Road to Future Growth With Finlab AG

Vaultoro, a bitcoin-to-gold exchange, has secured funding from Finlab AG, a fintech company based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Vaultoro co-founder Joshua Scigala stated that the funding from Finlab will allow them to reach their goals faster. The first upgrade the company plans to implement will be a real-time gold-backed debit card. The card will allow the customers of the firm to hold their allocated gold stored in a high-security Swiss bullion vault while they can easily spend the funds anywhere Visa or Mastercard is accepted.

This latest funding announcement is in keeping with Vaultoros history of seeking funding and support from venture capitalists and established players in the space, rather than following the recent ICO trend.

In 2015, Vaultoro conducted a BnkToTheFuture raise. The funds were raised primarily from VCs, as opposed to ICOs. That same year, it hit its first $1 million in gold traded on the platform and was one of three finalists from the blockchain space to compete for the BBVA Open Talent Competition in Barcelona, Spain. Most recently, Vaultoro was selected as one of eight startups for the 2017 Techstars Berlin program.

We decided against an ICO because coins that pay a dividend are not really legal yet, equity taken absolutely illegal[ly], and we didnt want to confuse the product with a utility coin when we dont need one. Also, we found that so many ICOs are scams and we didnt want to be associated with this kind of hype. We have been solidly working on making Vaultoro a name people can trust, a brand with the highest principles.

However, Scigala is not opposed to ICOs in general:

Im not saying ICOs are bad, he added. In fact, I love them, I think they are the future of fundraising because they enable anyone to invest in startups. In fact, we want to launch an ICO later to enable our users to profit from our success, but we want it well thought-out and fully legal for our investors. For this reason, we decided on a standard VC funding round that would not only bring us money but also strategic contacts that will hel...


A Closer Look at Africas First Contemporary Art Museum "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art from Africa exterior, designed by Thomas Heatherwick (photo by Iwan Baan)

CAPE TOWN Africa has always enjoyed a rocky relationship with the interweb of commercial and cultural interests we know as the art world. Take tribal art, an egregious category used for far too long to refer to the pilfered artwork from colonial conquests that ended up in the West, or the fact that contemporary art from Africa is still dogged by that geographical designation. Slow and steady though, the terms of engagement appear to be changing.

On Friday, September 22 in Cape Town, South Africa, the first museum dedicated to contemporary art borne of the continent will open its doors to the public. Dubbed Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art from Africa), the museum aims to ensure that the people of Africa can see some of the best artistic production from their continent [so] that the discourse around art in Africa can be led by Africa.



A Near-IR Photo of the Moons Shadow During the Great American Eclipse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

During the Great American Eclipse, L. Paul Verhage sent up a high-altitude balloon in Eastern Oregon and captured this beautiful photo of the moons full shadow passing across the landscape towards the horizon.

The camera on the balloon was one that captures near-infrared photos, which offers a different perspective of the scene compared to traditional cameras.

My images are the shadow on the ground without interference from the atmosphere (the atmosphere scatters visible light, especially blue light), Verhage tells PetaPixel. So in my monochrome images, the shadow is better defined.

In addition, plant chlorophyll strongly reflects near-infrared. So farmland appears bright white. Bodies of water are black because they absorb near-infrared.

The photo above was captured at around 45,000 feet, so the horizon is about 260 miles away. The moons shadow measures about 70 miles across and can be seen in its totality from this vantage point.

P.S. Heres what the same perspective looks like in a video captured by a GoPro on a high-altitude balloon.



Extraordinary symmetrical winged sun object captured by COR2 Satellite "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On September 16, 2017 NASAs Stereo Ahead COR2 satellite has captured a strange unnatural looking object near the sun.
Source: Streetcap1 via


Prominent food researcher retracts paper from JAMA journal, replaces it with multiple fixes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this week, we reported that high-profile food researcher Brian Wansink whos faced months of criticisms about his research had issued his second retraction. On Thursday, he issued his third. The retracted paper a 2012 research letter in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, now JAMA Pediatrics reported that children []

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Rorate Coeli : End Violence Against Children Campaign, Advent 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Rorate coeli (or Rorate Caeli),

The opening words of Isaiah 45:8 are used frequently both as call to Worship / Introit or sung as a response antiphon in liturgy during Advent. It gives exquisite poetical expression to the longings of the people of God for a Messiah. It is also known as The Advent Prose or by the first words of its English translation, Drop down ye heavens from above.

 Rorate coeli desuper et nubes pluant justum
(Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just)

Aperiatur terra et germinet salvatorem
(Let the earth be opened and send forth a Saviour).


Ending Violence Against Children Advent Call to Worship (Rorate Coeli)

(Teach the congregation an antiphon/song in one of the styles listed below or simple use the traditional words as a spoken response.)

Rorte cali dsuper, et nbes plant jstum.

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness

Leader:  Today we gather in worship to join our Advent longing for a redeeming light to come to the darkness of our world with those of Patriarchs, and Prophets and the Church through all time  We wait, we pray and we sing; Come Lord Jesus!

Response: (spoken or sung as an antiphon in one of the styles listed below)

Rorte cali dsuper, et nbes plant jstum.

Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness

Leader: This Advent we join these longings with The Global Campaign to End Violence Against Children by 2030

Advent 1: Youth Suicide.

We pray for the 800 000 people who each year take their own life and for the many more people who attempt such and for families and communities devastated by such.   WHO 2017

We pray for the causes strongly associated with suicidal behaviour.

We pray for those suffering in high-income countries from mental illness, particularly depression and drug abuse.

We pray for those in crisis with a breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-up or chronic pain and illness.

We pray for those experiencing confli...


Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The European session is about to draw to a close and, with it, our European efforts in the bitcoin price for the week. As we noted this morning, it has been a pretty wild week as far as volatility is concerned. Price served up plenty of entry opportunities, especially towards the end of the, and Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover

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Megyn Kelly to conservatives: Please come back "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Former Fox News start Megyn Kelly returns with a new show Monday and shes desperate for conservatives to forgive her and tune in to Megyn Kelly Today.

Kelly signed a massive, $20 million contract with NBC to launch multiple shows on the network last summer, but her ratings have been terrible ever since her nasty clashes with President Donald Trump.

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After Kellys newsmagazine show Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly was unceremoniously cancelled this summer, experts say this new show could be her last shot at success.

Kelly angered conservatives with her biased reporting during the 2016 election and it has NBC executives very nervous.

Desperate to win back viewers, Kelly has started to publicly promise shell stop talking about Donald Trump.

Sponsored: Rare footage exposes new church scandal

Executives are also pulling out all the stops to set Kelly up for


5 things everyone should know about Kim Jong Uns latest move "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the surface it seems like more of the same: North Korea responds to another threat by U.S. President Donald Trump by calling him a deranged old man who will pay dearly for his insults.

But this time its different, and it proves North Koreas supreme leader Kim Jong Un is horrified of Trump and the military might of the United States.

Sponsored: Strange Second Bible issues urgent warning for all Americans

Here are five things to know about Kim Jong Uns unprecedented statement:

1. Hes breaking ground

It was written in the first person, and issued directly to the international community generally and to Trump specifically.

Seouls Unification Ministry, which is responsible for North-South relations, said it was the first time a North Korean leader had addressed the world with such a direct statement.

Sponsored: Worse than North Korea?

The ministry said neither of the two men to rule


Magic Mushrooms Could Be a Life Saving Insect Repellent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

magic mushrooms insect repellent

By Aaron KeselNatural Blaze

A team of scientists headed by Jason Slot at Ohio State University compared genomes of three different hallucinogenic mushrooms with three non-hallucinogenic relatives. The experiment identified the cluster of genes responsible for making psilocybin, New Scientist reported.

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are often found in areas rich in fungi-eating insects, so Slot suggests the chemical in magic mushrooms psilocybin might protect the fungi by repelling insects, potentially influencing their behavior in some way.

The specific purpose of many secondary metabolites is unknown, says...


Come planet Nibiru! 29 reasons we hope its the end of the world today "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What are you doing today?

Were enjoying the end of the world, after conspiracy theorists predicted that on September 23 thats today Planet X (or Nibiru if you prefer) will come smashing into Earth and wipe out all life as we know it.

Heres 29 reasons why thats really no bad thing. See you on the other side!



No more Nigel Farage.


No more Christmas adverts in September.


No more centrists vs left rows.


No more relatable content.



No more socks with holes in them that ever so slightly cut your toes.


No more hot takes.


No more children who refuse to go to bed.


No more bits of thin ham that get stuck between your teeth for hours.


No more unexpectedly walking into cobwebs.



No more estate agents.


No more people who think mustard needs to be kept in the fridge.


No more desperate 80s nostalgia.


No more catching your clothes on a door handle.




No, God Did Not Prescribe the Use of Cannabis in the Bible "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(By Dr. Michael Brown) Just when you think youve heard it all, a pastor calls your radio show asking how to respond to a congregant who claims that cannabis was sanctioned by God in the Torah. Thats right, sanctioned by the Lord Himself, not to be smoked but to be burned in large quantities by the priests of Israel. Far out! To be sure, there was a time in my life when I would have readily believed something like this, since I spent 1969-1971 as a heavy drug-using, hippie rock drummer, consuming everything from pot to LSD and from

speed to heroin. Not surprisingly, when my two best friends starting reading the Bible, telling me about the more esoteric passages in the Scripturesall kinds of visions and dreams and revelationsI asked them in jest, What were they smoking? That, in fact, is what I asked the pastor (again, in jest) who called the show: What is this congregant smoking? It turns out that there is an alleged scholarly basis for this bogus belief, namely, that the Hebrew words qaneh-bosem in Exodus 30:23 refer to marijuana, or, more specifically, hemp. READ MORE


Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)


Wandering The Wasteland After The Collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Bruce Buckshot Hemming

apocalyptic doomsday preppersI was reading another survival blog when the age-old Semi versus Bolt gun argument came up.Our character is out wandering around after the Apocalypse ( Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse ) and is attacked by dogs. He gallantly fought them off with his SKS. And made the comment that he would have been dead if he had only carried a bolt-action.

I wrote the Dog attack 3 articles series back in 1999 first published on Captain Dave Survival site. The basic concept was that today people love their dogs so much they would not put them down and let them go....



Harnessing The Full Power Of The Autumn Equinox "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, On Friday September 22 at 1:02 pm PST The Equinox occurs as the Sun Leaves orderly Virgo for peace needing Libra. This is one of the four power points of the year. The night and day are equal. This is a powerful time of year to reflect on the []

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Trump ripped-off my hairstyle claims Flock of Seagulls frontman "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Donald Trumps hairdo has provoked a sensational and scathing attack from, Mike Score, frontman of 80s techno-pop band, A Flock of Seagulls. in a Vlog released last night he unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade against Mr Trump.

Trump is nothing but a plagiarist, declared the visibly rattled vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Compared to my original hairdo his is nothing more outrageous than a short back and sides or crew-cut. My hair back then was pure bloody mental and was the talk of the music industry and that creosote-coloured tosser has simply ripped me off.

I ought to be POTUS and leader off the free world, not that twenty-four carat knobber! How can the world trust anyone who rates Ted Nugent! For f*cks sake, fumed the Wishing (If I had a photograph of you) singer.

It is believed that top celebrity lawyer, Artie Klempsteine, has been lined up by Score and a lawsuit worth $24,000,000 is about to be brought against the already beleaguered Trump, citing theft of image and intellectual property. Dave Shabdowski, entertainment reporter for Channel XYZ says, When this baby comes to court its gonna be the biggest global media event ever; even bigger than the OJ trial. Yessirs!

Trump was unavailable for comment. However, sources close to the president admitted that A Flock of Seagulls had helped improve the Presidents notoriously shaky knowledge of world geography, as he could often be heard muttering repeatedly I-Ran. So Far Away.

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Gravity's Pull? Litecoin Is Down 50% from All-Time Highs and Looking Lower "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Litecoin is again trading below $50, just three weeks after setting a new all-time high above $100.


10 Inspiring Illustrated Quotes for the Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im in the midst of a big new project (a spinoff of our latest book, In the Company of Women) and I could use a little pick-me-up right now. Sometimes when deadlines are looming and every day feels like a new hurdle to jump, the right bit of inspiration can get you through a tough spot. I follow a number of artists and makers on Instagram who specialize in turning inspiring words into beautifully illustrated or decorated pieces, and today Im sharing 10 of my favorite for anyone who could use a little lift. Heres to getting through that next challenge! Grace

Image above via @mamastryin at Instagram



Punk Rock Resisting Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Originally posted at Discoveries

Punk rock has a long history of anti-racism, and now a new wave of punk bands are turning it up to eleven to combat Islamophobia. For a recent research article, sociologist Amy D. McDowell  immersed herself into the Taqwacore scene a genre of punk rock that derives its name from the Arabic word Taqwa. While inspired by the Muslim faith, this genre of punk is not strictly religious Taqwacore captures the experience of the brown kids, Muslims and non-Muslims alike who experience racism and prejudice in the post-9/11 era. This music calls out racism and challenges stereotypes.

Through a combination of interviews and many hours of participant observation at Taqwacore events, McDowell brings together testimony from musicians and fans, describes the scene, and analyzes materials from Taqwacore forums and websites. Many participants, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, describe processes of discrimination where anti-Muslim sentiments and stereotypes have affected them. Her research shows how Taqwacore is a multicultural musical form for a collective, panethnic brown identity that spans multiple nationalities and backgrounds. Pushing back against the idea that Islam and punk music are incompatible, Taqwacore artists draw on the essence of punk to create music to that empowers marginalized youth.

Neeraj Rajasekar is a Ph.D. student in sociology at the University of Minnesota.

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Cant Make it to Maker Faire New York? Dont Miss Our Live Stream! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you're not in New York, you can still get the Maker Faire experience by tuning in to our live stream on YouTube!

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Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Catherine J. Frompovich

They know what theyve been doing. Theyve been misrepresenting the dangers of these dangerous addictive drugs for years. State Rep. Gen DiGirolamo

Those pharmaceutical companies have made billions of dollars off the deaths of our children and our loved one. Delaware County Councilman David White

Big Pharma companies have a significant presence in the suburban counties surrounding Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  However, being neighbors doesnt matter, since Delaware County, the SE Pennsylvania county constituting some of Philadelphias western suburbs, filed a lawsuit on September 21, 2017 against eleven pharmaceutical companies regarding the overwhelming opioid epidemic and problem.

The reason for the lawsuit is the amount of money Delaware County had, and has, to pay for all types of services rendered and other expenses due to opioid drug abuses.

Delaware County, represented by Attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz Mongeluzzi & Barrett, a Philadelphia law firm, filed a civil suit against pharmaceutical companies and the medical doctors who advised the companies regarding misinformation provided by the drug makers to physicians and others.

Attorney Mongeluzzi said the lawsuit will show Big Pharma funded false companies which Created disinformation to hoodwink and convince doctors that opioids werent addictive.  Rumblings of tobacco science there?



Incredible 3D Portraits Made of Over 20,000 Screws "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Screw Sculpture Art Bruce Mackley

Artist, graphic designer, and self-proclaimed daydreamer Bruce Mackley is the creative mind behind a duo of incredible 3D portraits, respectively titled Descent and Turning Away. The artist used thousands of tinted decking and framing screws for each piece, drilling them in at varying depths for texture. This proves especially appealing for blind art-goers who are encouraged to touch his works and thereby create a mental image of each piece.

For Descent, which he refers to as a study of balance, chaos and harmony, he spent hundreds of hours fine-tuning over 20,000 painted screws to achieve a mesmerizing three-dimensional effect. Weighing in at over 350 lbs. and standing at 7 feet tall, the vibrant, industrial mosaic lies somewhere between painting and sculpture. And despite its limitations, Mackley claims his unusual medium of choice allows his work to excel through the subtle use of tone and color. This medium can be tedious and challenging, he says, but it offers a fantastic level of undoing and redoing.

Mackley discovered his affinity for working with screws through the creation of his first piece, Turning Away. He used over 9,000 screws for this piece. Surprisingly, the artist admits, I have no formal training in fine art, though most of my misspent youth was defined by a fascination with Frazetta, Giger, Parrish, Dali, and countless other mystically deranged illustrators of the time. This steady diet of the unreal fueled a chronic habit of daydreaming that persists to this day!

If you want to check out Mackley's work for yourself, Descent will be exhibited this fall at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids during ArtPrize 9.

Artist Bruce Mackley used over 20,000 screws to create an incredible 3D portrait called Descent.



Words To Live By "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso


Roger Ver Joins Other Libertarians In Announcing a New Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ever wish you could live in a Libertarian utopia? Roger Ver and his team may have the answer for you.


The Japanese Just Found a Sweet Solution to Sleep Loss "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

sleep loss stress

By Heather CallaghanEditor

There are plenty of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs for insomnia. But rarely do they target sleep deprivation caused by acute stress. And the world has plenty to be stressed about current events, wage reduction and job loss are major stress events.

Stress insomnia is one of the most torturous, vicious cycles anyone can be in. You can lose sleep due to stress, and the sleep loss can cause you to be further stressed they cycle begins again. Furthermore, sleep loss can be due to health problems like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, which heap their own stressors on a fatigued person. The lack of restorative rest contributes to these problems.

Scientists from the Japanese Sleep Institute made an interesting new discovery about an already existing compound and it comes from sugar cane!

The compound is called octacosanol and its actually readily available from common plants such as rice bran, wheat germ, eucalyptus, othe...


Prepper News Brief Sep 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its been awhile but the Prepper News Brief is back and now better than ever. Here you will find a collection of the latest news links and opinion on topics that matter to preppers, survivalists, and concerned citizens. We start today with a real TEOTWAWKI event thats currently unfolding in Puerto Rico

1.A Real SHTF Even in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico may be without power for months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory with powerful winds that downed trees, ripped the roofs off homes and turned roads into rivers with flash flooding. Sad, and praying for...

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When Stephen King met Pennywise the Clown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Big Stephen King was on his way home. Last leg of a whirlwind book tour. Seven cities in six days. All for his latest 426-page blockbuster Dead Zone. Now it was back to his wife Tabitha and the kids. Big Stephen King. Six-foot-three. Blue-eyed. Gangly-limbed with his thick square glasses and...


The Agony of the Welfare State, Finnish Style "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By: Joseph T. Salerno

The title of this post minus the reference to Finland is shamelessly copped from a prescient essay that Ludwig von Mises wrote in 1953.  In his article Mises pointed out that in Great Britain and Europe, the system of progressive taxation was already confiscating nearly the entire surplus incomes of the successful capitalists and entrepreneurs, meaning that higher tax rates would no longer produce additional funds to finance these countries ever-expanding welfare states. Henceforth, Mises foretold, the funds of the beneficiaries themselves have to be tapped if more handouts are to be made to them.

Today things have gotten far worse than even Mises foresaw. For now it is becoming evident that the beneficiaries of the most advanced welfare states are not reproducing rapidly enough to pay for the benefits that they are receiving and are therefore endangering the long-term survival of the more generous welfare states. A notable example is Finland, which faces a massive baby problem. Thus, in 2016, Finland recorded the lowest number of newborn babies in 148 years, or since the great famine of 1868. The Finnish fertility rate has fallen to 1.57 per woman and the number of people under 20 years of age as a percentage of the working age population is the lowest among Nordic countries at less than 40%, down from 60% in 1970. 

The situation has left mainstream economists devoid of solutions and wringing their hands in despair. For Heidi Schauman, the Aktia Bank chief economist, the statistics are "frightening. As Ms. Schauman explains:

They show how fast our society is changing, and we don't have solutions ready to stop the development.  We have a large public sector and the system needs taxpayers in the future.

Schauman clearly does not appreciate the delicious irony of the modern welfare state revealed in the emphasized part of her statement. Without the ability to further expropriate wealthy capitalists and entrepreneurs, the welfare state has become a crazy machine with no purpose but to perpetuate its own existence by devouring massive quantities of taxes extracted from the people it ostensibly serves. If demographic trends threaten the existence of the machine, well then, more people...


Once there were many, now but one? UK Youth and Ambition merge "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We got a sniff of this latest manoeuvre in the youth sector the other day and it has come to pass.


Youth work organisations UK Youth and Ambition have merged, it has been announced.

The announcement is accompanied by the usual managerial rationalisations, the two CEOs vying to outdo one another in a contest of cliche. Anna Smee, chief executive of UK Youth claims, we feel we are much more credible now as the one leading organisation that works across non-uniformed and, to some extent, uniformed youth organisations. Emma Revie, chief executive of Ambition, said coming together strengthens both organisations. By joining forces with UK Youth, Im confident we have the potential to be greater together than the sum of our parts and Im excited to see what we can achieve.

For our part we remain sceptical about the claim that this merger will strengthen the voice and quality of the youth work sector. It will strengthen a particular voice, centralised and still wedded to a neoliberal ideology of self-improved young people and self-improved workers. In the present political ferment a plurality of voices would be much healthier.

As it is, as CYPN notes,



The Hidden Dangers of Birth Control Pills Doctors Don't Want You to Know "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Isabelle ZMany young womens first trip to the gynecologist is prompted by a desire to take birth control pills, whether they are trying to avoid getting pregnant or hoping to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Perhaps they know someone who takes the pill, or a well-meaning parent or boyfriend has encouraged them to go on birth control. Most doctors are all too willing to hand them a prescription simply because they asked for it, and they often leave the doctors office with a few sample packs in hand so they can get started right away. Unfortunately, there is usually little mention of side effects apart from an obligatory blood pressure check.
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The Man Who Makes Lightning on Demand "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Electrical engineer Greg Leyh is no stranger to high voltage. He invites it, measures it, and controls it.

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Lawyers in Nebraska to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Soon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spending Bitcoin in its original form remain pretty difficult these days. Very few service providers and physical retailers accept BTC. In Nebraska, lawyers may soon start experimenting with cryptocurrency payments. The state legal ethics board approved the request from one lawyer to accept Bitcoin. It is expected several others will follow his example over the Continue reading Lawyers in Nebraska to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments Soon

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Mastercard Hints at Plans for Blockchain Settlement System "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new patent application from Mastercard indicates that the payments giant may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure.


Turns out, its crazy easy to write a Morrissey song "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Who knew how ridiculously easy it is to write a song in the style of Morrissey?

Musician Andy Wood reveals the one weird trick in this brief three-minute tutorial.

Wood demonstrates that Morrisseys melodies tend to be one notethe major third of whatever key you are playing...


Navajo Nation Artists Respond to the Threat of Uranium Radiation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Radioactive Pollution Kills. Its Time To Clean Up The Mines. (2016) by Icy & Sot for The Painted Desert project in Gray Mountain, A.Z. (all photos by Emily Pier for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. A large-scale human rights violation is occurring in the United States, and there is a dearth of news coverage on the issue. Nuclear contamination from abandoned uranium mines is rampant across the Navajo Nations 27,000 square miles of land, throughout Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. This situation has left thousands of people without access to safe drinking water, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response, a community of artists is raising awareness about the problem through a street art project and a gallery exhibition.

The Southwest has a legacy of uranium mining that has contaminated water, destroyed land, killed people and animals, and forced the government to pay billions in reparations. Abandoned mines and nuclear waste litter the areas Indian reservation, yet only a fraction of the contaminated sites have proper warning signs. Fortunately, artists are using murals and billboards to alert the public to these hazards.



The Art of Living with Wide-Open Consciousness: Alice James on Attentiveness as the Pulse-Beat of Art "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There are some people who drive everywhere and admire nothing.

The Art of Living with Wide-Open Consciousness: Alice James on Attentiveness as the Pulse-Beat of Art

To be an artist, in the most expansive sense, is to live with uncommon wakefulness to the world, both interior and exterior, unafraid to be moved by a universe observed with benevolent and unrelenting curiosity, then to give shape to those observations in a way that helps other people live. Go into yourself, Rilke counseled in his advice on being an artist, and test the deeps in which your life takes rise; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create.

One of the simplest, most profound meditations on awareness as the pulse-beat of art comes from a person who lived generation before Rilke and was not exactly an artist of tangibles but was very much an artist of life: Alice James (August 7, 1848March 6, 1892) the brilliant bed-bound sister of psychologist William James and novelist Henry James, a woman who considered herself simply born a few years too soon and who spent her life as an astute observer of the human experience, with its full spectrum of tragedy and triumphant joy, from the confines of her infelicitous vantage point as a lifelong invalid bedeviled by a mysterious and debilitating illness.



Teachers Science Experiment Reveals the Gross Importance of Washing Your Hands "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Science Experiments for Kids

Photo: Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen

Learning how to properly wash your hands is a valuable life skill, and one thats often reinforced in school. Getting kids to understand why, however, can be a challenge. Third grade teacher Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen, a health occupation teacher, in Grays Creek, North Carolina, showed just how important this isin a disgustingly memorable way.

Lyons introduced the lesson to her 3rd graders and Allen shared it in a now-viral Facebook post. To all my teacher friends this is the grossest yet coolest experiment, Allen wrote. I did this while teaching about germs and how they spread. To start, there were three slices of bread: one that was the control; another clean; and the other dirty. She placed the control piece in a bag while wearing gloves. Afterwards, Lyons washed her hands and put the clean slice in its own bag. Finally, she prepared the dirty slice by having every kid in the class touch the bread; it too went in a sack.

Over time, the germs on the dirty slice of bread began to grow. Eventually, it lived up to its classificationand then someby turning green and moldy. (The other slices fared much better.)

While a memorable science experiment for kids, now hundreds of thousands of adults in the world can picture it every time they need to wash their hands.

Teachers Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen recently introduced a 3rd grade class to a cool science experiment that shows the importance of hand washing.

Science Experiments for Kids

Photo: Marvilyn Lyons and Donna Gill Allen

After having all the kids in her class touch a single slice of bread, she let the germs...


List of registered and upcoming Olympus, Sony, Fuji, Leica cameras/lenses "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nokishita published a list of camera codes. These camera have been officially registered and should be announced the upcoming months: The Sony should be the A7III. The two Olympus codes are for two new lenses (not cameras!). The Fuji should

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Having fun with the Doors collected singles in mono, stereo and quad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Spare a thought for the Doors fan who has already spent time with 13, Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine, The Best of the Doors (1973), Greatest Hits, The Best of the Doors (1985), Classics, The Doors (Original Soundtrack Recording), The Doors Box Set, The Best of the Doors (2000), The Very Best of the Doors, Legacy:...


Saudi school textbook withdrawn after accidentally using a photo of Yoda with the King "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A social studies textbook used in schools in Saudi Arabia has been withdrawn after accidentally using a photo of King Faisal that had Yoda photoshopped into it.

(New York Times/Abdullah Al Shehri)

The photo is from the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945, and the artist who created said he has no idea how it got there.

I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book, Abdullah Al Shehri told the New York Times.

Shehri, who goes by the nickname Shaweesh, mixes pop culture figures into historic photographs. Another in the series features Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian president assassinated in 1981, meeting Mickey Mouse during a trip to Disneyland and this shot of Darth Vader at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

The Saudi education minister has since apologised for the unintended mistake and had the books withdrawn. Which is quite frankly a shame.


Newaygo to Host Native American Gathering This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Drummers at last years event.

Published September 22, 2017

Native American Gathering, Public Invited to Share in Culture

NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN The second annual We Are Still Here Native Gathering will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. It will take place in downtown Newaygo at Brooks Park beginning at 11 a.m. on both days. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and families are encouraged to enjoy the Gathering together.

The Native Circle of Newaygo County is once again partnering with the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center to bring regional Native American crafts, food, music and stories to the community.

The Native Gathering is held to celebrate our youth, elders and the First Nations Peoples of Turtle Island, says Larry Gouine (Chippewa), chair of the Native Circle of Newaygo County.

The event will feature demonstrations such as basketry, beading and Indigenous plant medicines. Native speakers will also talk on a variety of topics including the 1836 Treaty, American Indian Boarding Schools, Native American Veterans in Viet Nam, and the Sacredness of Water.

This is a very family friendly event, and a unique opportunity for people in the Newaygo County area to learn about American Indians from Native people themselves, added Mr. Gouine.

The Native Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  If you need more information you may contact Jane Fowler at 231-335-9499.



What a dotard! 17 funniest responses to Donald Trumps new nickname "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"







End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world.


This fork is very Italian "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some say that Italian is 20% words and 80% hand gestures its a country where even the cutlery will ask you whats your point?

Thankfully that makes it fairly easy for us non-natives to fluently communicate in Italian.

Its probably a lot easier than trying to communicate verbally.

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How To Secure Your Windows Against Mother Natures Fury "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Your homes weakest points are without a doubt the windows. We fail to realize that these key elements need a better approach when it comes to fortifying our homes against natures wrath. If you want to protect your home against intruders and the elements, you need to secure your windows properly. Home security remains a ... Read more...

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Hey there imagine gnats readers! Its Teresa from Dandelion Drift and I am so excited to get back into contributing over here at imagine gnats! And what a week to get back into itHadley week! I cant wait to share my double gauze Hadley top with you!

I love grainline patterns, so it is no surprise that I love Jens newest pattern, the Hadley top!

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Hasnt it been fun watching all of these ladies share their take on the Hadley top? I love that each of us used the exact same pattern, but not one of us made the same combination of the versions that are available!

Jens pattern drafting skills are pretty amazing; in one pattern there are a whole slew of variations that you can come up with!

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I went with the v neck, sleeveless top, which is a straight view b (well, I made one tiny modification, which Ill go into in a minute). As you saw throughout the week, Jen has two views, but they are really interchangeable.

View a is the jewel neck, long sleeved top, but you can grab the long sleeves from view a and sew them with view b. And you can also sew view a (the jewel neck) without the sleeves! I love a pattern that can be sewn up many ways!

Hadley Top

So the one tiny modificationI raised the neckline 1/2. I was a little nervous about the lower neckline, but Im amazed that this top doesnt gape. It sits snug against my body along the neckline!

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Suit Over Rejected Fluoride Petition Could Test EPAs Stance On TSCA Uses "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

EPA is poised to respond to environmentalists suit challenging the agencys rejection of their petition seeking to ban the practice of fluoridating water under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), but the case could test EPAs stance on which chemical uses it must consider in its risk analyses as it has taken a different position on the issue in recently issued TSCA rules.

The suit, Food & Water Watch Inc., et al, v. EPA filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, challenges EPAs decision last February to deny the groups 2016 petition seeking a ban on fluoridation a single use of a class of chemicals.

In its rejection notice, the agency said the petition filed by Food and Water Watch (FWW), the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), and others was at odds with TSCAs mandate to review chemicals and address risks from all their uses.

The interpretation was consistent with the Obama EPAs draft rules setting up the framework for how to regulate existing chemicals under the reformed TSCA. The groups argue in their suit that EPAs denial is based on flawed scientific assessment of fluorides neurotoxic risks and an inaccurate reading of the chemical uses issue in the toxics law update enacted last June.

But the Trump EPA altered the agencys interpretation of which uses to consider in TSCA analyses when it finalized the framework rules in June. The final rules governing risk evaluation procedures and chemical prioritization practices suggest instead that EPA has more discretion in the uses that it chooses to consider in prioritizing chemicals for assessment, evaluating their risks and, if necessary, regulating them.

For example, EPAs decision to narrow the uses it considers in its evaluations means that the agency does not plan to address legacy uses of some substances, such as asbestos, in evaluations and any future regulatory requirements.

But the question of how much discretion EPA has to identify the uses it considers is likely to be one of the major issues in pending appellate litigation challenging the framework rules. Environmentalists and their supporters are already charging the agency took too narrow a view of what qualifies as a chemical use subject to review.

They say that EPA is required to follow the statutory language, which req...


Looking for Paranormal Researchers and Witnesses to Paranormal Activity to Come on Podcast "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If there anybody is out there that is interested in coming on my new podcast located at write me at and we probably will be more than happy to have you on the show.


CRASSCAR: the mashup no one asked for "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lets see things I am and am not a fan of: The UK anarcho-punk band Crass? Yes, I am a fan. NASCAR? No, but my parents seem to like it quite a bit. The fetishization of the Confederate flag? Nope, not a fan. Mashups? Not generally, but...

I guess every...


Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published September 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) on Thursday. He signed with the organization on July 6, 2017.

The former University of Wisconsin standout forward averaged 5.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in five appearances in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

During his final season as a Wisconsin Badger, Koenig averaged 14.2 points per game. He scored 39.3 percent from three-point range.





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Amazing Social Media reaction to @TeamUnLimbited for their brilliant work #shedoftheyear "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The other day Channel4 tweeted a video of Max Mcmurdo meeting Stephen Davies and talking about is brilliant work to create 3D printed hands and arms to children across the world. Heroes are ordinary people that do extraordinary things. Channel 4 (@Channel4) September 19, 2017 It went a bit viral, from JK Rowling,...

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Dimon Knocks Bitcoin Again: Crackdown Likely on 'Worthless' Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase bank, has expanded on his recent criticism of bitcoin, warning "it will end badly" for the tech.


Taxi for Uber! Our favourite responses after cab firm loses its London licence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its all over for Uber after the cab firms application for a new licence in London was rejected because of public safety and security issues.

Heres how people responded online.









Kp Message 9-21-17 Facing the Fire and Facing the Fires "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im not sure about that title, but there it is.

Theres a lot of things that have been fired up ever since that election of the golden-haired one. Both before and after. To me, that has been a wonderful event for the planet. Outer (visible) and inner fires have been ignited.

Things that needed to be released by each have been ignited, so to speak, so that they might be viewed and released. Some are facing their own internal fires things that are burning in front of their eyes. Old patterns burning up or at least being exposed. But it seems that if we do not allow those things to be burned up, then we become part of the fire. In a sense we get burned by those things that need to be released and burned up.

So I guess Im saying that it might be helpful to let those things be burned up, rather than ourselves.

Ive had a couple of those things, and one of them manifested as a pain (burning) in my left forearm. I kind of understood what might be going on with all that, and over the last few days, Ive released some of the things Id been holding on to, and the pain, the burning, has subsided.

Then theres all the plan...


Ethane Hype has Reached a New Level in West Virginia "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Where did the 100,000 jobs and the $36 billion investment figures come from? Despite what Wheelings papers tell you, it wasnt a WVU study

From the Blog entitled The Wheeling Alternative, Internet Blog, September 2, 2017

On Wednesday, the top-of-the-front-page headline in both Wheeling papers highlighted what looked to be an important story for the Ohio Valley:

>>>Ethane Storage Could Bring 100,000 Jobs

The sub-headline further explained:

>>> WVU study looks at possible $36B investment

And here is the storys lead paragraph about a just-released WVU study:

>>> West Virginia University researchers believe a Marcellus and Utica shale ethane storage hub could help create $36 billion in investment and more than 100,000 permanent jobs some of which could occur at industrial sites left behind by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Weirton Steel and Ormet Corp.

100,000 jobs? Thats a lot of job creation. Investment of $36 billion? If the reporting is correct, the study certainly looks good for the tri-state region. Unfortunately for the Ohio Valley, the WVU study doesnt mention any of the above. The reporter, Casey Junkins, who last year misrepresented a study on the retraining of coal miners to draw an opposite conclusion, once again makes claims for findings that are not in the study.

Here is a link to WVUs Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium which then links to the WVU study as a PDF. The study is very technical and science-oriented. Fortunately, a PDF program that can open the study will usually have a search feature which will look for specific words or phrases. So if you open the study, try jobs or investment. You should get the same results that I did both will be highlighted only once in the 181 page document and both are in the same sentence:

>>> In the United States, petrochemical projects are expanding. Industry investment and jobs have increased; the value of NGLs has increased; and fractionation capacity has increased as new processing plants come on line.

Thats it there are no other references to job creation or investment in the study.

But if its not in the study, where did the headlines $36 billion in investment and 100,000 jobs come from? With a little research I found both figures side-by-side in a different st...


I am in the driving seat, says woman who keeps doing u-turns "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theresa May confirmed her continuing commitment to driving metaphors today, announcing that she had taken decisive action on Brexit by tying up and gagging that naughty overgrown schoolboy Boris Johnson and stuffing him in the boot of my car.

When we get to Dover, Ill dump him over the cliffs, assuming I dont have to make any u-turns off the A20 on the way. Its an open and generous offer. You cant get more strong and stable than that, can you, she continued.

Mays driving instructor, Len Jones, from Drive A Hard Bargain was not convinced, however.  This madwoman failed her driving test on countless occasions, mostly for not continuing in the same direction, and going whichever way the wind is blowing. In one lesson, we ended up in Thanet and nearly ran over Nigel Farage. She was always confusing the pedals. I kept screaming that I would have to apply the emergency brake, but she just muttered something about me putting a position paper together on it, and that Brexit meant Brexit. She shouldnt be allowed on the road, even as a learner, and she is a disaster waiting to happen.

Of course, wearing leopard-print stilettos and bondage gear whilst driving doesnt help much either, added Jones.

Dont tell anyone, but I have heard that after failing her latest test, she bribed a different Irish tester with 1 billion, and this seems to have done the trick in helping her stay on the road.


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First Day of Fall Giveaway "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thanks to Micro Cotton for sending me these towels to review. All opinions are my own.

Happy Friday, and happy first day of fall! It definitely feels like the season has shifted here in Spokane. We've been fully enjoying taking walks in the cool, crisp air, eating warm soups and toasty bread, watching shows while it rains outside, and taking long hot baths at night. So ready for this season of "hygge" (that's a fun word to use). I wish we were remodeling our bathrooms this fall and getting a big soaker tub (my dream!), but unfortunately that's probably not gonna happen for awhile. In the meantime, I made our bathroom feel a little more cozy and luxurious by lighting a sandalwood scented candle, adding a vase of fresh eucalyptus, and getting some plush new towels.

Love these towels

Ok, these towels! They are the Hotel Collection Ultimate Micro Cotton towels from Macy's, and they are not your average bath towel. They're super soft, extra-absorbent, and they make you feel like you're at a fancy hotel. They're definitely not cheap (they retail at $78 for a set), but they're majorly on sale right now so it's a great time to stock up. AND I get to give some away!

The Hotel Collection comes in classic neutrals, soft pastels, and rich jewel tones that are perfect for fall. I have the "pine" color above, which is a beautiful deep green...and I also snagged some white ones since you can never go wrong with white towels. The winner will get one set (a bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth) in the color of their choice.

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post and tell me how you're updating your home this fall! I'd love to hear about your projects, whether they're big exciting remodels or small cozy changes. This giveaway is only open to US residents and closes on 9/29. I'll announce the winner on 9/30!

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The Power Equation (BR Podcast 49) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Listen in for our 4-step approach to having sufficient power for the things we want on our boat.


Radical Academy: Amir Taaki's New Hacker Team Is Spreading Bitcoin in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back from the front lines of Syria, infamous bitcoiner Amir Taaki plans a bitcoin-based economy in the war-torn nation, and he's looking for help.


Hey Im Just Saying What Everyones Thinking, Except For Blacks, Jews, Immigrants, Liberals And Yankees Fans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im at the deli orderin my sandwich, mindin my own business, and I notice the pair of tits behind the counter is bein real skimp with the pickles. So I POLITELY say, Hey dont go jewin me on those pickles! And this broad has the nerve to look at me like Im some kinda freakin retard or somethin!

Shit like this has been happening all the time in my day to day life and frankly, I do not get it. When did we become such a nation of pussies? Its like nobody can take a joke anymore! All these pansies wanna point their fingers at me and call me offensive but you know what? With the exception of blacks, Jews, immigrants (who dont fucking belong here in the first place), liberals, and those cock suckin Yankees fans, IM JUST SAYING WHAT WERE ALL THINKING!

Take my nephew Todd, or as Ive started calling him, Mr. Big Shot PC Culture. This 14-year-old kid is a total pansy. I buy this little prick a brand fuckin new Red Socks cap for his birthday, and I mean this is like a NICE hat you know, got the sticker, everything!

I want him to take good care of this fuckin Sox hats so I tell him, Hey you take good care of that hat you understand? Keep it clean, dont lose it, and dont let one of those black kids at school take it from you. And all the sudden just because I want him to take good care of his hat Im a fucking racist?! Give me a fuckin break, right? So, I turn to my brother and I says See, this is what you get when you dont hit your kids! and now Im a backward-thinking, ignorant, drunk?!

Get the fuck outta here, Im just saying the things every single person on the planet except for the above mentioned groups, ethnicities, and probably all women are thinking. Lighten up! Laugh a little!

Related: If Im Such a Racist Then Why Do I Have So Many Prepared Responses to Deny It?

And dont get me started on the workplace today, Jesus! They got the PC police swarming over there harder than a jew on a nickel! After four years on the j...


Art Movements "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Study of a Mourning Woman (ca 150005), pen and brown ink, heightened with white lead opaque watercolor, 26 16.5 cm (courtesy J. Paul Getty Museum)

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Subscribe to receive these posts as a weekly newsletter.

Suzanne Malyon, the head of the Stop Anish Kapoor stealing our light and colour! campaign, accused the artist of being mean-spirited following the approval of his studio extension by Southwark Council. Local residents fought against Kapoors proposed design, arguing that the architectural extension would block natural light to their properties. Hes part of the moneyed, connected establishment and we feel like were not listened to as were less able to afford lawyers, Malyon told Dezeen.

Phillips withdrew a painting attributed to Mark Grotjahn from auction after the artist suggested in a comment on Instagram that the work wasnt his. Yo Phillips. (. Dm. Me. ), Grotjahn wrote, Im not sure I made this. Either way it sucks.

The Getty Museum will display Michelangelos Study of a Mourning Woman (ca 150005) for a limited time through October 29.

Photographer ada Erdoan was arres...


Bitcoin Price Watch; Profiting Into The Close Of The Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So that is another week pretty much done in our bitcoin price trading efforts and it has been a pretty volatile one. When price started to appreciate early on in the week, it looked as though we might be in for a longer-term recovery in the space. However, as the week matured, news out of Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Profiting Into The Close Of The Week

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A Woodsrunner's Diary: My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written F... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Woodsrunner's Diary: My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written F...: Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow. eBook. Title: Primitive Fire lighting. ID: 9784776 Category: History De...


10 Ways You are Gaslighting Your Children and Its Consequences "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Its a tough world out there and you sure want your kids to be safe.

As parents, we discipline our children the best way we can. We want the best for them and we worry about every little detail.

However, most parents make the mistake of unintentionally gaslighting their children.

What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a psychological concept of manipulation that makes someone question their own sanity.

Of course, you are not making your kid crazy. However, you might be making it to trust their own body, mind and emotions, less.

The definition of gaslighting is trying to convince someone that their experiences arent true. By discrediting our childs emotions and feelings we are doing exactly this!

10 Common Situations Where We are Gaslighting Our Children:

We are forcing them to finish their meals even when theyre full.

We tell them theyre okay when theyre not.

We convince them what theyre crying about isnt worth their tears.

We overexaggerate consequences like telling them theyll get sick if they go out after showering.

We invent things for them to fear so we can keep them under control.

We discredit their childish passions by telling them there will be more important things once they grow up.

We tell them the world is terrible and speaking to other people is not safe.

We teach them not to question older people or authorities.

We force them to believe in the same religion we do.

We dont take their emotions seriously, we dont talk with them about their emotions or tell them not to feel a certain way.

By doing these, you are instilling in their minds that what they are experiencing isnt real.

It is a harmful way of raising your children because it can have a negative impact on their mental health. It creates a false reality for them to live in until they find their own way.

Instead, you can help them see the world as it is and grow to be mentally strong. You should be their support and give them the freedom to choose their own constructs of reality through their own experiences.

As we said, nobody wants anything bad for their children and most of us do this gaslighting subconsciously and out of...


The Ultimate Way to Cure Anxiety: Why are We All Addicted to Something? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Why are we all addicted to something? Why do human beings in our culture have this nagging, constant insatiability? What are we searching for, why do we feel like we are lacking, and why do we seem to be constantly trying to cure ourselves of restlessness, boredom, or anxiety?

I dont know the answer to that question one hundred percent, but I have some theories currently, with the level I am at in understanding this issue myself. This question is the type that you ask yourself over the course of your entire life: the answer is ever-changing, growing as a person personally learns how to be happy in life without seeking so many external things.

As children, we are always searching for some kind of gratification. In children it can be observed that the more entertainment they are given, the more candy, television, toys, ect, the less satisfied they are with what they have. Children want more when they have more, and in places where children dont have many things, they seem to have less insatiability.

However, which child is actually happier or more at peace? A child with almost nothing, or a child with any indulgence they want? Its a complicated question, and the answer probably lies somewhere in-between.

Adults are absolutely no different from children in this respect, and sometimes they are worse: especially the way people live today.

Adults seek long-term, extremely taxing, ambitious pleasures that are often unattainable. When accomplished, these things often dont actually made the adult happy. For example, a person might aspire to make $100,000 a year, have a nice car, a nice house, ect.

But when they get all the material pleasures they want, they meet the grim realization that it doesnt feel any different: and now, theyre probably dependent on spending all their time slaving away for money to maintain that lifestyle that isnt as satisfying as previously thought in the first place.

When I was younger and had to be homeless at the age of 17, I noticed I was just as happy if not happier while not having a home as I was when I did: I called this phenomena the Euphoria Shelf: feeling as happy as I did without a home, as I did with one, despite the discomfort of having to camp outside and struggle to support myself.

Heres another thing: people are suffering from anxiety, depression, and other terms we give to the feelings we have. People rely on substances and pleasures every day to get themselves through doing jobs they dont like for a living, to come home and barely enjoy the small amount of time they have left.

People drink coffee and...


Justin Luke - Author: Majority "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Justin Luke - Author: Majority: In the hundred years or so before Christ, the slaves in the Roman Empire revolted several times. You might remember Kirk Douglas as Sparta...


Kim Jong-Un May Be Planning to Nuke Planet X "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hot on the heels of a heated hubris by President Trump towards North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong-Un, comes word that those frequent and seemingly escalating nuclear tests by the man getting used to his new Rocket Man nickname might actually be preparations to execute his grand plan to save, not destroy, the world as we know it.
Source: by Paul Seaburn


really serious bluetooth vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[tea] [coffee] monkeys

turn off bluetooth on all devices immediately, then install the patches/fixes as soon as they become available


really serious bluetooth vulnerabilities


US Prison Locations Added to Environmental Justice Mapping Tool "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As an environmental reporter, its not every day that I get to communicate good news the state of our environment often feels pretty bleak. But today, at least, there is a victory to celebrate: Thanks to the persistence of a small group of prison ecology advocates, the support of their allies, [] prisoners rights and environmental justice advocates have a new tool to add to their activist arsenal.

This summer, the EPA added a prisons layer to its Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool. Known as EJSCREEN for short, the tool can be used by the public to assess possible exposure to pollutants that might be present in the environment (i.e., land, air, and water) where they live or work.

The new layer allows the public to overlay the locations of the countrys 6,000-plus prisons, jails, and detention centers with information about environmental hazards like superfund and hazardous waste sites, something the nonprofit Human Rights Defense Center has been pushing for as part of its campaign for the EPA to consider prisoners within an environmental justice context. For the prison ecology movement, which addresses issues at the intersection of mass incarceration and environmental degradation, it could be a game changer.

Its huge, says Panagioti Tsolkas, cofounder of the Prison Ecology Project, a program of the Human Rights Defense Center. Its one of those things that I think if you just look at it quickly, it seems almost mundane to have added a layer to this existing map. And in the absence of a movement present to actually use it for something, it could be meaningless. But in the presence of what weve been doing over the last thr...


What is Brain Fog: The Mental Fatigue That Ruins Your Mood "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From ZME Science: More people than ever before are regularly experiencing brain fog, a collection of symptoms including fatigue, inability to focus, memory deficiency, confusion, and lack of mental clarity, due to our fast-paced industrialized lifestyles. A number of relatively simple lifestyle changes can help reduce brain fog, such as getting more sleep, minimizing stress, and eating a more balanced diet.



Thou Shall Not Criticize Our Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of the hallmarks of institutional corruption is that an institution will regularly act in ways that promote its own interests, even if that means betraying the principles that are supposed to govern that institution. In the world of medical journals, the public assumes that the journal will seek to publish research articles that report on the safety and efficacy of treatments, regardless of whether the findings support common beliefs and practices. In addition, the public assumes that a journal will publish letters-to-the-editor that, when written by knowledgeable people in the field, raise questions about a recent article the journal has published.

Such are the dictates of science. A medical journal is expected to promote an open-minded discussion of treatments, even if findingsor criticismsthreaten conventional beliefs.

In a blog published on September 21, Peter Gtzsche detailed a letter that he and I had submitted to World Psychiatry, related to an article on the 10-year outcomes of 281 Norwegian patients following a first episode of psychosis. The death rate in that study was quite high (11%), and we thought the authors should have reported in some detail on those deaths in their published article.

I wasnt surprised by this rejection of our letter. As a non-academic, I really dont have standing to write a letter to the editor of a medical journal, and although Peter Gtzsche certainly has such standing, I thought there was little chance our letter would be published. There is a long history of editors of psychiatry journals rejecting articles that challenge the merits of psychiatric drugs in a fundamental way, or only accepting such articles if the damaging results are downplayed or presented in an obscure way. In psychiatry journals, the abstracts are nearly always written in a manner that ensures that the conventional wisdom about psychiatric drugs isnt unduly threatened.

Now we have a new, powerful example of this institutional corruption at work.

As regular readers of Mad in America know, Donald Goff, Jeffrey Lieberman and others recently published a review of the long-term effects of antipsychotics in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Their conclusion was that while there is no good evidence that antipsychotics worsen long-term outcomes, there is good evidence supporting their long-term use. Joanna Moncrieff wrote a blog for MIA criticizing their study, as did Miriam Larsen-Barr,...


A Pediatrician Talks About the Dangers of Bullying "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From MinnPost: According to pediatrician Michael Pitt, M.D., pediatricians see a spike in suicide attempts at back-to-school time, in part due to anxiety over bullying at the launch of the school year. Pediatricians and parents should be aware of the impact of bullying and learn how to best support victims.



What Happens When You Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From Pacific Standard: A new study surveyed people who have come off psychiatric medications to come up with information doctors can use to help support their patients during the withdrawal process.

This is something people choose, and we dont know enough about it to help people, says Laysha Ostrow, chief executive officer of a mental-health consultancy in California and a public-health researcher who worked on the study. I feel that its important to bring those ideas into more of a mainstream conversation, given how many people decide to discontinue. It shouldnt be this subversive thing that we dont talk about in the health-care system or in research.'



Crust Punk Looking for Responsible Friend to Feed Bedbugs While on Tour "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HOUSTON Local crust punk Shiloh Waters is still feverishly searching for a potential sitter for his beloved bedbugs while he is away on tour, witnesses confirmed earlier today.

Waters has been forced to find caregivers after his fellow members of Anti Plantar Fascists informed him they were not cool sharing their tour van with his colony of bedbugs.

I thought about calling my friend Sage, but last time he took care of my kiddos, everything he fed them was commercially-produced GMO blood. Im pretty sure Tilda Swinton Streep was poisoned and is now autistic, said Waters. And Fern would be a great sitter, but she says shes allergic to bedbugs, and wont accept the discarded EpiPens I foraged.

Desperate for any help, Waters allegedly contacted a pet resort in town to check on boarding.


Yes, we were asked to house hundreds of blood sucking vermin. Yes, we politely declined, said Riverside Pet Care facility manager Doris Klein. Im sure this man loves his pets, but I got bedbugs at an Airbnb in New York and had to destroy my luggage to make sure I didnt bring them home. So, yeah no thanks.

Waters even took to Craigslist, but only received one response.

I thought he was joking. He had a laundry list of instructions regarding the care of his little vampire babies. Apparently he has a cooler filled with bags of red blood cells, to be administered by mouth through a custom-made syringe, said sole responder Hannah Whitegrove. And, on top of that, he wants me to bathe them nightly and read to them from Pedagogy of the Oppressed and pay me in beer.

Waters later added he would appreciate any assistance available that meets his stringent list of requirements.

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New Look Pattern 6525 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

That moment when you see New Look by Simplicity is having a Labor Day sale with all patterns for $1you grab ALL THE PATTERNS!!! Lol ok, so maybe I only picked up like 5. But I am super excited about the ones I purchased. I immediately ordered the buttery Art Gallery knit fabric that []

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New Ransomware Doesnt Want Your Bitcoins but Prefers Naked Pictures "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have often been associated with ransomware over the past few months. Most types of malware effectively demand a payment in BTC before files are restored. nRansom proves to be a very different creature, as it has no interest in cryptocurrency whatsoever. That is good news for the industry, but the new payment Continue reading New Ransomware Doesnt Want Your Bitcoins but Prefers Naked Pictures

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Floats Cowl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our Floats Cowl may be even more beautiful than a photograph can convey. Theres much more to this simple cowl than meets the digital eye. In fact, its what it isnt loud, wacky, complicated that makes it so special.

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Named for the floating slip-stitched strands that form vertical columns on one side, the Floats Cowl is knit in the round in a crazy-simple 2-round stitch pattern.

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Knit up with just 3 skeins of our incredible Season Alpaca, this cozy, soft baby alpaca fabric wraps twice around, like a swaddling blanket for your neck!

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

Theres no right side to a Floats Cowl: both sides are lovely. And while it is really simple to make, it is truly intriguing to the knitters eye!

Floats Cowl | Purl Soho

This project designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.


Floats Cowl | Purl Soho


Unblocked: 26 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern
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Australia's Origin Energy to Trial Blockchain Power Trading "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One of Australia's largest power providers is working with blockchain startup Power Ledger on a platform aimed to facilitate energy trading.


Cards Against Humanity Shoves Magic: The Gathering Into Locker "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. Highland Park High School was rocked today by an appalling act of violence when Cards Against Humanity shoved Magic: The Gathering into a locker.

When asked How could you do something so cruel? Cards Against Humanity, the most popular kid in school and captain of the football team, simply responded: A micropenis.

Other students rushed to Cards Against Humanitys defense. When asked about the locker incident, student body vice president What Do You Meme? simply offered up, When ur shampoo says Damage Control but deep down ur still broken.

Head cheerleader and Cards Against Humanitys girlfriend, Exploding Kittens, refused to accept that her boyfriend could do something so heinous. When shown video footage of the incident in question, she refused to acknowledge the evidence, repeatedly saying, Nope.

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Principal Munchkin was less supportive of Cards Against Humanitys role in the incident. For the last four years in this high school, all anyone can talk about is how great Cards Against Humanity is, like hes the cock of the walk. Hes so original! He goes there! He says what were all thinking! If you ask me, Cards Against Humanitys biggest problem is uhbreeding elves for their priceless semen. And frankly, Im sick of it!

Spanish club president Uno, when reached for comment, simply replied, Skip.

Magic: The Gathering, however, was disgusted by Cards Against Humanitys flagrant disregard for the rules. If hed given me a wedgie or a swirlie, that wouldve been totally fine. Everyone knows those are instants, they can be played any time. But shoving someone into a locker? Thats a sorcery, and everyone knows you can only play something like tha...


Thousands Evacuated in Bali amid Continued Unrest at Mt Agung "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mt Agung threatens to explode The volcano is ejecting white smoke and ash to a height of more than 3km above the crater, which could affect air travel. Volcanic activity remains high and there are indications of magma rising to the surface and causing tremors, the National Disaster Management Agency has said, warning nearby residents []


Mapuche Political Prisoner Hunger Strike Reaches Day 107: Urgent Call for National and International Solidarity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from The Womens Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Since July 7th, 2017, four Mapuche Political Prisoners have maintained a hunger strike that has now lasted upwards of over 107 days. They have been held in pre-trial custody for over a year, under what has been considered an abusive and irregular process under the Anti-Terrorist Law in using anonymous witnesses. Despite the announcements made by the Prosecutor, Luis Torres, in finalizing the investigation seven months ago, bypassing the recent Chilean Independence celebrations, the trial has yet to commence. Family members and support networks have solicited the Chilean government to deal with the prisoners situation, recurring to regional authorities and even to the Ministers of the Interior and Justice, but these have remained evasive and broad in their response. Family and prisoner support networks had given a 72-hour ultimatum, which ended on Wednesday September 20th, 2017, with no response from government officials.

Various protests have taken place nationally and internationally that demand justice for Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal Coche, and brothers Ariel Alexis Trangol Galindo, Benito Rubn Trangol Galindo, and Pablo Ivn Trangol Galindo, imprisoned in the Penitentiary Centre of Temuco. They wait for the word of Mario Fernandez, Minister...


The Refashioners 2017 Rachel P "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today we have the inimitable Rachel sharing some refashion inspo with you. And this dress posing as a skirt and jacket combo doesnt disappoint   The gorgeous fit belies the fact that this suit was once too small and is derived from some really clever inserts and interesting seaming details on the jacket especially  

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How sharp is your ax, hatchet, ditch ax? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Select more than one if you have more than one and you sharpen them differently.


Former US Futures Commission Chair Says Regulation Solves Bitcoin Volatility: CNBC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin community should shift the focus away from anti-government stance: Former top US regulator


Are you planning on attending a Workshop anywhere? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


PFC would like to make a few request that if any of you are planning on attending a workshop, any kind of workshop or public gathering you might be in if you would like to make and hand out some flyers.  The following flyers are in jpeg format and easy to have printed on paper or cardstock any size.  Maybe you have a business card that you could have our meditation invitation put on the back?  We would also like to have a few other samples available, so we are calling on talented people who would like to make us some more flyers that anyone can share, to submit them in jpeg here:

Also if you know of UFO workshops, prepper workshops, truther workshops, etc, please send the link to the above e-mail.



AMD Radeon VEGA 56 Doing 1800 H/s XMR at 160W Power Usage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It seems that the new AMD Radeon VEGA GPUs are starting to show some potential for mining, giving high performance at not so high power usage. VEGA 56 seems to be doing better as far as mining goes as it is already optimized for lower power consumption and not pushed too much in terms of operating voltage to reach higher GPU frequency, and it comes cheaper to buy and these are often two of the most important thing when talking about GPUs for mining anyway. People are already pushing the Radeon VEGA 56 over 1800 H/s for Monero (XMR) mining with a power usage of just about 160W per GPU.

This is possible using the XMR-STACK miner with 2 threads along with the AMD Beta Blockchain drivers and with HBCC on. Reducing the GPU frequency with 30% and the power limit with 20% and setting HBM memory at 950. Though apparently this requires a lot of memory per card at the moment and may be a bit unstable at times and not so user friendly as you still have to rely on Wattman for the GPU settings from within the driver. It is definitely showing a good potential for the VEGA GPUs.

For more information about the optimized Radeon VEGA 56 settings for Monero (XMR) mining


Turono Karuturi (Bye-bye Karuturi in Anuak) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Land activists around the world celebrated the news of the collapse of one of the worlds biggest land grabs: the Indian company Karuturi Global Ltds 300,000 hectare farmland deal in Ethiopia. CEO Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi claimed he would bring food security to the horn of Africa while boasting he would soon join the ranks of the worlds biggest food producers.


Talmud & Shariah Law Compared "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Sharia is the moral code and religious law of Islam. The Talmud plays the same role in Judaism.

Based on a study of Sharia Law and Talmud, John Kunkle concludes "Islam and Judaism are not religions, but political movements dressed up as religions.""



Bitcoin Developers Reveal Roadmap for 'Dandelion' Privacy Project "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The developers behind a bitcoin privacy solution called Dandelion have unveiled a new roadmap that addresses previously discovered code issues.


Homeopathic medicines proved to work, if repeatedly diluted in codeine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

all down to homeopathy, said patients who survivedA new study from The University of Penge has shown that over-the-counter homeopathic medicines are proving surprisingly effective at treating pain relief when diluted to homeopathic levels using mainstream medicine.

A homeopathic pain relief medicine was used for the study. A single drop of this mixture was added to a 1 litre solution of a codeine pain reliever dissolved in water. A single drop of this was added to another 1L solution of codeine, shaken and the procedure repeated 14 times until only the memory of the homeopathic medicine remained within the codeine solution.

In double-blind studies, 300 students were hit with a rubber mallet and then given either a control sample of the pure homeopathic pain reliever or the solution that had been homeopathically enhanced with codeine solution.

78% of those who took the enhanced solution claimed to perceive an improvement in their pain within 20 minutes of taking the solution compared to only 45% of the control group. However it must be noted that 83% of the total group expressed feelings of anger and rage after being struck with the mallet and needed additional strikes to subdue. Four participants, all of whom took the control solution, were repeatedly struck again after 40-45 minutes when they became verbally abusive.

The conclusions are clear Homeopathic medicines are far more effective at pain control when diluted, to homeopathic levels, with a solution of codeine and, in addition, future trials should use a larger mallet.


Coming this autumn to a world near you (unfortunately) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In one corner 236 pounds of orange fury, versus a 286 pound paranoid insomniac. Who will win? Its a sure bet that it wont be any of us.

Or perhaps its more of a mental than a physical battle?

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Swiss indict 3 over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"GENEVA Federal prosecutors in Switzerland on Thursday announced indictments of the leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube. Contacted by phone in Bangladesh, one of the suspects rejected the case as politically motivated.

Attorney General Michael Laubers office alleges the three members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland violated Swiss laws banning al-Qaida, Islamic State and associated radical groups. His office and federal police have opened about 60 cases linked to alleged jihadi-motivated terrorism, mostly involving propaganda."

Religion of peace?



24 jokes that are so bad that they are good "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Over on Redddit skip_lv23 is asking Whats a joke so bad its good? says over on Reddit.

Us personally? Well, Whats grey and comes in pints. An elephant. And, of course, Whats brown an sticky? A stick

Anyway, we read them ALL Reddits answers picked 24 of the best.


Why did the blind man fall into the well?

Because he couldnt see that well.


Limbo champion walks into a barhes disqualified.


I bought the worlds worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, its terrible.


If a sentence only contains a dependant clause.


Whats green and fuzzy, has four legs and would kill you if it fell from a tree?

A pool table


What goes down but doesnt come up?
A yo


Do you know why, when geese fly together, one side is longer?
Wait for them to ask why, then say:
Because that side has more geese.


Knock knock.

Whos there?


To Who?

*Annoying English major eyeroll* Uhm its to WHOM.


Whats ET short for?


No its because he has little legs


Autumn: Showing us the Beauty of Letting Go. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I wonder sometimes what blessings and opportunities I've blocked by refusing to let go. I've thought about it from so many perspectivesmy education, work, friendships, and relationships. How has my reluctance to adapt stood in the way of something spectacular coming my way?


How to Fall in Love like a Boss. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's easy to be sane and logical about relationships when we're not writhing in agonizing lust for a person, isn't it?


3 Lessons Ive Learned by Maintaining an Online Blog. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We are all messy, confused, broken human beings, and we think we need to shoulder this burden ourselves, but we dont. We are all struggling, and once you speak out about that struggle, you find that out.


Limbo LandWhere the Healing Begins. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is somewhere in that strange room of realism and fantasy where all of life's discomfort resides. When we can't continue in an untenable and cold existence and we can't bear the thought of being without the person.


Egyptian-German Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: Western Intellectuals' Refusal to Criticize Islam Reflects Racism; Europe Would Not Be What It Is without Criticism of Religion "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Egyptian-German scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad said in a recent lecture that Islam has "turned hatred into a holy duty and war into a religious precept." The reticence of many European politicians and intellectuals toward criticizing Islam is the manifestation of a "reversed racism," he said, calling it the "racism of low expectations." On the issue of religious reform, Abdel-Samad said: "I do not believe in reforming religion. I believe in reforming people's minds and their relation to religion." "


Videos of Hamed Abdel-Samad's speeches and interviews

Hamed Abdel-Samad A brief biography

"Hamed Abdel-Samad was born in 1972, the third of five children, in Giza, the part of Cairo where the pyramids are located. He describes his mother in glowing terms and his father as an intimidating patriarch who regularly beat his wife, a man whose influence he felt the need to run from. In time, however, Hameds father would become one of his strongest supporters. He stopped preaching at one point when his son became political and began to see himself as a failure as a husband and father. But he then went back into the pulpit to defend his son when a fatwa went out on him for his first book, The Fall of Islam. Hamed learned the Quran by heart as a child and had been expected to follow in his fathers footsteps and become an imam. "


Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Is Money "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Doug Casey on Why Bitcoin Is Money Casey Research TDC Note Gold is money and everything else is credit as soon as you understand this, you will never be poor again.  everything else includes bitcoin Bitcoin is not money...

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A Reading of Edgar Allan Poes The Raven in 100 Celebrity Voices "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For every august personage whos taken a crack Edgar Allan Poes evergreen poem, "The Raven," there are thousands more who havent.

Humorist Jordan Monsell is doing what he can to close that gap, providing a sampling of 100 mostly male, mostly white, mostly human celebrity voices. Its a solo recitation, but vocally a collaborative one, with a fair number of animated characters making their way into the credits, too.

He certainly knows how to cast outside the box. Traditional Poe interpreters such as Vincent Price and John Astin bring some well established creep cred to the enterprise. Monsell picks Christopher Walken and Christopher Lee already have existing takes on this classic, and Anthony Hopkins and Willem Dafoe are welcome additions.

But what to make of Jerry Seinfeld, Pee-Wee Herman, Johnny Cash and even poetry lover Bill Murray? Manic and much missed Robin Williams may offer a clue. What good is having an arsenal of impressions if youre not willing to roll them out in rapid succession?

While some of Monsell's impersonations (cough, David Bowie) fall a bit short of the mark, others will have you regretting that no one had the forethought to record Don Knotts or JFK reciting the poem in its entirety.

The titles offer a bit of a misnomer. In many instances, its not really the performers but their best k...


Raiden ICO: Ethereum Scaling Solution to Launch Publicly Traded Token "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ethereum's answer to bitcoin's Lightning Network will have one notable difference  a publicly traded token to be sold in a Dutch auction in October.


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Borneo foundation to create a forest island for albino orangutan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is appealing for funds to create a forest island for an albino orangutan rescued in April.

The primate, who has been named Alba, is believed to be the only albino orangutan alive in the world.

It would be too risky to release Alba into the wild for health reasons, and because she could easily fall prey to poachers.

BOSF CEO Jamartin Sihite says five-year-old Alba has poor sight and hearing and her albinism could lead to her developing skin cancer later in life.

To ensure that Alba can live a free and fulfilling life we are making her a forest island home, where she can live freely in natural habitat, but protected from threats posed by humans.

The forest island will be enclosed by a moat and cover a minimum of five hectares, Sihite says, and Alba will share her new home with three other orangutans with whom she has bonded.

Once on the island, the group of orangutans will be protected, monitored, and observed by a full-time team, who will assess how they are adapting to forest island life.



This Common Driveway Weed is One of Natures Most Powerful Survival Plants "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Plantain, not to be confused with the banana type fruit, also called Plantain, is a plant which can be found almost anywhere. In fact, if youre not living in the city, its kind of hard not to bump into it.

This Common Driveway Weed is One of Natures Most Powerful Survival Plants

Plantain its super nutritious, easy to identify, has no poisonous look-alikes and it is used as medicine.

 One of Natures Most Powerful Survival Plants

Medicinal Uses:

The leaves contain some interesting bio-active compounds:

Allantoin: This chemical is an anti-inflammatory good for wound healing and auto-immune diseases. (Source) Interestingly still, allantoin is an ingredient in a few cosmetic creams because of its cell growth stimulation properties and can also be found in creams for nappy rash in babies (see recipe section later in this article).

Flavonoids: Studies have found a variety of medicinal uses of flavonoids, including anti-microbial (including anti-virus, bacteria and fungus), and anti-diarrheal (Studies)

Phenolic compounds: These are another group of chemical compounds which have anti-oxidant properties useful for a wide variety of conditions (such as prostatitis).

The compounds in Plantain make it a highly viable plant for medicinal purposes when no modern medicine is available.

Dishes and Medical Recipes With Plantain:

A Plantain Poultice

Plantain Poultice(Source: The Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook: A Home Manual by James Green)

This recipe uses the anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity of the Plantain. It is great for cuts, sores and insect bites, including the bite of the brown recluse spi...


Beneath Our Feet ~ William Bryant Logan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We spend our lives hurrying away from the real, as though it were deadly to us. It must be somewhere up there on the horizon, we think. And all the time it is in the soil, right beneath our feet. 

~  William Bryant Logan

More at

Artwork from Louise Stebbing


Yashica new teaser: Says it will launch the new camera on Kickstarter in October "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Official video teaser text: Expect the Unexpected The Unprecedented Camera by YASHICA October 2017, Kickstarter

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The Announcement Soundinstallation von Rocco und seine Brder zum Thema Videoberwachung "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Das Knstlerkollektiv Rocco und seine Brder haben sich in einer neuen knstlerischen Intervention mit dem Thema Videoberwachung im ffentlichen Raum auseinandergesetzt. Dafr haben sie in einer Berliner U-Bahn-Station eine aufwendige Soundinstallation realisiert, die den oft zitierten Zusammenhang von Videokameras und Sicherheit hinterfragt. Bild und Video Frank Henkel / Vimeo Screenshot Die neueste Arbeit mit dem Titel The Announcement von Rocco and his Brothers ist sicherlich eine der aufwendigsten Arbeiten des Kollektivs und gleichzeitig inhaltlich eine der strksten. Rocco und seine Brder schaffen es immer wieder mit pointierten und kritischen Interventionen im ffentlichen Raum, auf ein bestimmtes gesellschaftliches Problem oder einen Misstand hinzuweisen und die Menschen so zum Nachdenken anzuregen. Fr mehr von Rocco und seine Brder besucht die Website des Knstlerkollektivs oder folgt auf facebook und Instagram.

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The Amazon review will make you want to buy a Casio Calculator watch right now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theres no question that Casio digital watches are the best in the world. They go beep, they tell the time and they look rad.

Read this review spotted by Reddit user BlakeTrombone and nod along sagely:

Ethan, this is your mom. Call me. Im not happy with this purchase., says angeloierace.

And yet he gave it only 4 stars, writes WadaCalcium.

Source: Reddit

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Kim Jong Un calls Trump a Dotard and the internet checks what it means and goes sounds about right "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In news thats had people all over the world reach for their dictionaries Kim Jong Un has called Trump a Dotard.

But what does it mean?

An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile according to typing define dotard into Google.

Its absolutely not a concatenation of Donald and retard. Oh no.

The full quote being Action is the best option in treating the dotard who, hard of hearing, is uttering only what he wants to say.

So lets take the pulse of the internet, shall we, with the best 8 tweets:








How Long Until Our Most Secret Data is Used Against Us in Court? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

How long do people have until our most private data is used to formally convict us of crimes in court?

Several court cases have inched closer and closer to this all-encompassing surveillance/police state in the past, but now we seem to be on the precipice of a nightmare.

How long do we have before our private Facebook messages are used against us in court, collected at the highest levels of state surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies? How long do we have before our secretly recorded audio, phone in pocket, is used to convict us in court?

What if a person says something about, for instance, illegal psychedelic mushrooms in 2017, and in 2027, that person is convicted of a crime for selling the mushrooms 10 years later, when the laws are changed to allow convictions based on sensitive data collected through surveillance?

Its difficult to know where to start on this issue: every country has a different policy when it comes to data collection and court convictions, so to measure the worst conditions for data collection in the world, it would make sense to look at China first.

China is of course home to some of the most Orwellian, totalitarian internet censorship and surveillance on the planet. There, social media users can be imprisoned for speaking out against the state, or doing anything the state deems unlawful.

There, it is unclear whether or not private social media messages can be used in court to convict a person, but understanding how the Internet works there, it seems very likely this is already happening.

Recently, China launched its own court to deal with internet related cases.

(Image credit: China)

One website that is following this issue is titled Social Media Law Bulletin.

In South Africa, the boundary is being pushed with hacked private Facebook messages, obtained illegally, qualifying as evidence in a court case.

According to...


Lin-Manuel Miranda Reads Junot Diazs The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It's worth taking note of this: In a newly-released audiobook, Lin-Manuel Miranda (the creator and star of Hamilton) narrates Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Above and below, listen to excerpts of an unabridged reading that lasts nearly 10 hours. And also note that Miranda is joined at points by Tony Award-winning actress, Karen Olivo.

If you're tempted to hear the full production, you can purchase the audiobook online. Or you can download it for free by signing up for Audible's 30-day free trial. As I've mentioned before, if you register for Audible's free trial program, they let you download two free audiobooks. At the end of 30 days, you can decide whether you want to become an Audible subscriber (as I have) or not. No matter what you decide, you get to keep the two free audiobooks. Miranda's reading of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can be one of them.

For anyone who wants free readings of Diaz stories, see our post: 7 Short Stories by Junot Daz Free Online, In Text and Audio.

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DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis September 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook September 22. DASH/USD DASH rallied a bit during the day on Thursday, as crypto currencies in general are fairly quiet. In fact, out of the crypto currencies that I follow, DASH was the strongest performer. Because of this, I think that we continue to see buyers on dips, Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis September 22 2017

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Katter Begins Pre-Match Mind Games By Firing Adler Shotgun Into Shopfronts In Bondi "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter has flown down to Sydney today to support his beloved NRL Side. First stop, Bondi Beach. The sunkissed boys from the North Queensland Cowboys are living out yet another fairytale finals dash, but history shows they a late round match against Sydney Roosters is a curveball for []

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ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis September 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook September 22. ETH/USD Ethereum continues to grind sideways overall as crypto currencies have been quiet lately. This makes a lot of sense though, because quite frankly the shakeup in the crypto currency markets demand that stability comes back. Thats exactly what we are seeing, so I think its Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis September 22 2017

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Euthanasia Propaganda Video Horrifies People Into Supporting Medical Eugenics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A euthanasia propaganda film is making the rounds, spurring viral headlines to emerge such as this one from Unilad titled Euthanasia Video Of Dying Man So Horrific People Cant Watch It.

The Australian film depicts the death of a Victoria man named Greg Sims, as recalled by his daughter. He died of brain cancer.

According to 7 News:

Stop The Horror depicts the agonising death of Victorian father Greg Sims, as recalled by his daughter Nia.

It is the latest project from award-winning Snowtown director Justin Kurzel and was released on Thursday by Go Gentle Australia as part of its campaign to see assisted dying legalised.

The Victorian parliament will hold a conscience vote this year on whether to create assisted dying laws for the terminally ill.

This video is the epitome of fear-mongering. It was directed by Justin Kurzel, an Australian filmmaker known for producing horror movies. How did the Right-to-Die campaign come up with enough money to hire him to direct such a video?

Perhaps some influential people put money into it. The Victorian parliament are holding a vote on whether to create assisted dying laws? Why is that?

As the media operates in America, the Australian mainstream media, outlets such as Channel 7 or the Rupert Murdoch owned Daily Telegraph, propagandize about mandatory vaccination, euthanasia, and a host of other agendas.

An agenda of dehumanization is unfolding to state the simple truth. While people in agony who willfully choose to die instead of continue living in pain should have a right to do so, the people pushing pro-euthanasia propaganda have another agenda.

People must understand that once euthanasia is legalized, historically it leads to abuse and horrible corruption involving the lives of people who cant speak. People end up being euthanized who didnt want to die, and money is made from it.

If one researches the American Euthanasia Society for example, and its role in a network of eugenics societies from the US to Nazi Germany where coercive sterilization was....


BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis September 22 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook September 22. BTC/USD Bitcoin went sideways again during the session on Thursday, as we continue to see the $4000 level offer a bit of noise. Ultimately, I believe that eventually the markets will continue to go higher, as we have been in an uptrend for some time, I Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis September 22 2017

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Welcome Fall quirky reclaimed wood pumpkin sign "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This summer when I painted my front door Bayberry green, I was soooo looking forward to playing with fall and Christmas decor against it! Its such a lovely natural moss green tone that just seems to go with anything. Nature never fails as inspiration, does it? So blame this project on my 2nd Starbucks pumpkin []

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Dadbag Bauchbauchtasche fr einen zweiten Bauch vor dem Bauch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Der Designer Albert Pukies hatte die vielleicht beste Bauchtaschendesign-Idee, seit dem es Bauchtaschen gibt: Bauchbauchtaschen fr einen zweiten Bauch vor dem eigenen Bauch. Zur Zeit sind die Dadbags, wie Pukies die Taschen nennt, noch eine Designstudie. Das groe Interesse im Netz lsst aber darauf schlieen, dass die Taschen schon ganz bald auch in Serie gefertigt werden und zum Kaufen zu haben sein werden. Wann genau die ersten Dadbags zu haben sind wird laut Website bald bei Facebook verkndet. Alle Bilder: Albert Pukies

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