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Thursday, 16 November

02:50

PHIVOLCS raises Kanlaon volcano alert level to 2 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status for Kanlaon volcano from Alert Level 1 (Low Level of Unrest) to Alert Level 2 (Moderate Level of Unrest) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano...... Read more

Can the Solomon Islands Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource extraction in the South Pacific? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HONIARA, Solomon Islands In April 2016, thousands of villagers living in the vicinity of the Gold Ridge Mine in the southwest Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands braced themselves for a major disaster as torrential rainfall triggered a spillover of thousands of cubic meters of untreated water from the mines tailings dam. The Ministry of Health issued instructions to people to cease using water from the nearby Kwara, Tinahula and Matepono rivers for drinking, washing or fishing, due to possible risk of chemical contamination. The gold mine is situated on the countrys main island of Guadalcanal, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital, Honiara. Stanley Holmes Vutiande, who lives in Navola village, located along the Gold Ridge Road leading to the mine and 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the dam, remembered when it happened. We fled because there was water overflowing from the dam and we thought it might burst, so people just panicked and took off, he recounted. There was general information to look for safety, for higher ground, but no specific instructions as to what to do. Joe Horokou, the environment and conservation director at the Ministry of Environment, said the incident was bad because it took us by surprise, even though the company had been given approval to discharge tailings from the dam. The approval was given with conditions like before it is discharged the water has to be treated to acceptable standards. Despite the dire warning, the expected disaster didnt materialize. The dam held, and

Should I stay, or should I go: is U.S. facing a climate scientist brain drain? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fire races through Klamath National Forest in 2014. This years Northern California wildfires burned through thousands of acres, leaving death and destruction in their wake. The fierceness of the flames is being tied to climate change, and the study of that link by U.S. climate scientists is vital to understanding destructive wildfires in the American West. Photo by Kari Greer / U.S. Forest Service via Flickr CC BY 2.0 via Flickr U.S. climate researchers, facing an uncertain future under a presidential administration known for its hostility to science, had a potential way out: answer a few questions on a website run by the French government, draw up a project proposal, and then maybe get offered a position at a French university, supported by enough cash for the duration of a stay there. The scientists spouse, could come too, and work if they pleased. A lucrative and attractive deal that has yielded a strong response. After President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement in June, Frances Emmanuel Macron responded with a clarion call to Make Our Planet Great Again. He aimed part of that message directly at U.S. climate scientists with a sales pitch inviting them to avoid draconian U.S. budget cuts and hostile Trumpian rhetoric by seeking haven in France. This wasnt hype: the French government was serious and has since set aside 30 million euros to facilitate the immigrants. The program closed several months ago having netted a couple of hundred applications, with hundreds more researchers requesting additional

Audio: Dr. Jane Goodall on being proven right about animals having personalities, plus updates direct from COP23 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On todays episode, we speak with the legendary Jane Goodall, who truly needs no introduction, and will have a direct report from the United Nations climate talks happening now in Bonn, Germany. Our first guest is the one and only Jane Goodall, whose work as a primatologist studying animal behavior for the past six decades has made her a household name. Shes written over two dozen books for both adults and children, and has been the subject of more than 40 films including one now touring the US and Canada, called Jane. Mongabay is incredibly lucky to have Jane Goodall on our Advisory Board. Just before Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler was scheduled to speak with Goodall recently, research came out that vindicated her contention, which shes held for nearly 60 years, that chimps have personalities just like people. So we decided to record her thoughts about that for the Mongabay Newscast. Quite honestly I think almost everybody recognized that animals have personalities, whether they were in the wild or whether they werent, Goodall tells Butler. And it was just science saying, Well we cant prove it therefore its better we dont accept it. Goodall discusses what its like to be proven correct all these years later, as well as why she thinks the argument that trophy hunting is a valuable way to fund conservation is rubbish, the changes shes seen in the conservation world over her career, and whether shes hopeful that we can reverse some of the

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Wednesday, 15 November

23:22

Very bright fireball explodes over Arizona, 4th major fireball within 10 hours "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Arizona at around 03:29 UTC on November 15, 2017 (20:29 MST, November 14). The event lasted up to 7 seconds and does not appear as a good candidate for the Taurid Meteor Shower. This is the 4th major...... Read more

"Biblical disaster:" Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 14 killed, several missing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 14 people have been killed and many injured. "Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,"...... Read more

23:12

Roy Moores Popularity Among Evangelicals Exploded After Accusations He Pursued Teens "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Alabama GOP Senate candidate and highly contentious former conservative judge, Roy Moore that he pursued teenage women and initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl while in his 30s have left the embattled politician with a rapidly dwindling support base.

Just kidding.

In fact, the accusations, culled from interviews with more than 30 people and published by the Washington Post last week all which Moore denies, categorically have instead led nearly 40 percent of Alabamas evangelical population to throw their support at his feet, asserting theyre even more likely to cast their ballot in his direction.

The Hill reports,

A JMC analytics poll found that 37 percent of evangelicals surveyed said the allegations make them more likely to vote for the GOP Senate candidate in the upcoming election.

Just 28 percent said the allegations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 34 percent said the allegations made no difference in their decision.

In all, 29 percent of respondents in the poll said the allegations against Moore would make them more likely to vote for him, compared to 38 percent overall who said the allegations would make them less likely to vote for the candidate.

According to one of the women, Moore initiated sexual contact when she was just 14 years old in 1979 and he, 32. Other women say the now twice-re...

23:03

Sugar for Wound Care "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Did you know you can use sugar for wound care and healing? I know that honey can help heal a wound but sugar? Researching I found that sugar is used quite often in other cultures to treat wounds. There have been studies done that show plain white granular sugar can heal burns, bedsores plus diabetic ulcers (sugar does not enter the blood stream). Bacteria cannot survive in sugar.

Mixing honey and sugar together is said to increase the healing process plus honey helps keep the sugar on the...

Sugar for Wound Care

23:00

A Good Guy With A Gun Stopped A Sexual Assault In An Uber-Leftist City "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A good guy with a gun in the uber-lefty city of Austin, Texas, used his Glock 43 to stop a sexual assault in progress while out on an early morning hike. Meanwhile, in the news thats not news, leftists continue to cry for more restrictions on guns.

According to The Blaze, Josh Williams, 39, almost left his handgun at home when heading out to the hiking trail on a dark morning back in September, but he felt the nagging sensation that he should take it anyway. His gut instinct turned out to be the right call because while on the trail at 5:30 a.m., Williams heard a woman scream loud enough to get past his music-blaring earbuds.

As Williams approached the area where the scream originated from, he shined his flashlight on a man who was sexually assaulting a woman. I came up, pulled my gun and told him to get off of her, Williams recalled. He then asked the man to get on his knees and asked to see his hands. That way I knew he didnt have a weapon. And at that point, he was no threat, so I didnt feel the need to shoot him, said Williams.

The assaulter took off, but police were able to later apprehend 22-year-old Richard McEachern and charge him with sexual assault.  A good description of his appearance by the victim and Williams aided the police.

That was the first time Williams had ever pointed his weapon at another person, but it confirmed for him the importance of the Second Amendment, and the victim was incredibly glad that Williams gut instinct told him to bring his gun with him that morning.

Its dark, and I dont know whats out there, so I have it to protect myself and other people. Thats what its all about anyway to help other people with it, not just myself. I didnt think Id ever have to pull it. Did I want to? No, not at all. But just right place, right time, Williams recounted.

 

22:58

Golix Exchange: Bitcoin Price Double in Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency seems to thrive in times of instability. Thats certainly the case right now in Zimbabwe. The price of a single Bitcoin surged to an unprecedented $13,500 on the countrys only crypto exchange, Golix, following news that troops from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces seized power in what is beginning to look like a coup. On the state broadcasting service, military leaders claimed that they had placed President Mugabe under house arrest.

Following Wednesdays developments, queues began to form outside banks in the capital city of Harare. The Independent report that some even slept in the streets to ensure first access to funds at the start of business. The rush on the banks coincided with greater demand for cryptocurrency, as is evidenced by todays BTC price on the Golix exchange. Quartz documented a large spread between bid and asks along with the huge premium on the cost of one Bitcoin compared with other major exchanges. Golixs trade coordinator, Yeukai Kusangaya offered an opinion into the recent spike in interest:

Interest in bitcoin has peaked as people cannot send money outside or pay for international transactions using formal banks. People have had to look for alternatives and bitcoin has been a useful solution which can be used to purchase goods on Amazon or to pay for vehicles from international suppliers and traders.

Thanks to the dire economic situation in Zimbabwe, its estimated that some 95% of the workforce is now jobless. In the vacuum left behind after the national currency was abandoned in 2009, most major currencies are accepted with dollars being preferred. This seems to be providing the ideal conditions for the adoption of Bitcoin.

However, the Golix exchange isnt the full picture. Since the Zimbabwean economy has been plagued by instability for the entire life of Bitcoin meaning banks are distrusted in the country, peer-to-peer trading seems to be favoured.

Interestingly, as Golix were trading at around $13,000/BTC, sellers on popular peer-to-peer trading website LocalBitcoins were offering a single Bitcoin for around $7,000 close to the current accepted price globally.

The most likely cause for the discrepancy between the two platforms prices is, according to Quartz, low liquidity. The publication report that Golix traded just 147 coins in the last 30 days. Of course, compared with other exchanges around this world, this is minuscule.

 

 

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22:58

Saudi Coup Signals War And The New World Order Reset "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

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For years now, I have been warning about the relationship of interdependency between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia and how this relationship, if ended, would mean disaster for the petrodollar system and by extension the dollars world reserve status. In my recent articles Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar and The Economic End Game Continues, I point out that the death of the dollar as the premier petrocurrency is actually a primary goal for establishment globalists. Why? Because in an effort to achieve what they sometimes call the global economic reset, or the new world order, a more publicly accepted centralized global economy and monetary framework is paramount. And, this means the eventual implementation of a single world currency and a single global economic and political authority above and beyond the dollar system.

But, it is not enough to simply initiate such socially and fiscally painful changes in a vacuum. The banking powers are not interested in taking any blame for the suffering that would be dealt to the masses during the inevitable upheaval (or blame for the suffering that has already been caused). Therefore, a believable narrative must be crafted. A narrative in which political intrigue and geopolitical crisis make the new world order a NECESSITY; one that the general public would accept or even demand as a solution to existing instability and disaster.

That is to say, the globalists must fashion a propaganda story to be used in the future, in which selfish nation-states abused their sovereignty and created conditions for calamity, and the only solution was to end that sovereignty and place all power into the hands of a select few wise and benevolent men for the greater good of the world.

I believe the next phase of the global economic reset will begin in part with the breaking of petrodollar dominance. An important element of my analysis on the strategic shift away from the petrodollar has been...

22:56

Square Cash App Launches Bitcoin Trading Functions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some users of the Square Cash app were surprised this morning to discover that they could now buy and sell Bitcoin using the platform. For those unfamiliar with it, the app can be used to send payments between friends and family. They offer free, instant transactions in dollars, and now, the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin too.

Interestingly for a company who specialise in sending and receiving payments, theres no function to pay someone using Bitcoin yet. However, Tech Crunch report that there is an option to generate an address to receive payment. However, without an option to send a transaction in cryptocurrency, its redundant, for now at least.

Last year, Square Cash became the most downloaded financial application on both Android and Apple marketplaces. They overtook competitor Venmo and are likely to continue to outperform their rival thanks to their innovative crypto adoption.

A statement from Square themselves read:

Were always listening to our customers and weve found that they are interested in using the Cash App to buy Bitcoin. Were exploring how Square can make this experience faster and easier, and have rolled out this feature to a small number of Cash App customers. We believe cryptocurrency can greatly impact the ability of individuals to participate in the global financial system and were excited to learn more here.

In a recent interview with The Verge, the CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey, mentioned hed been asked multiple times about buying Bitcoin and was amazed by how mainstream the brand is. He went on to suggest that the younger generation are increasingly seeing Bitcoin as a preferable store of value to gold. Amusingly, he recalled hearing someone say, gold is a stupid rock.

For now, the Bitcoin buying and selling functions are only available to some Square Cash app users. Tech Crunch also note a few problems with the service that will likely be ironed out before a full launch of the additional features. Another issue is that users dont hold their own private keys. Instead, a Coinbase-like system of pooled wallets is supposedly being used. This may change in the future.

Despite its limited release and few teething issues, users of the platform seemed happy about the news. Several Tweeted their joy at the revelation earlier today. One stated:

since when can you buy bitcoin through @SquareCash?!

Another was equally thrilled:

OMG! Just noticed I can now invest in Bitcoin using my Cash app! I seriously think this is my most useful app.ever......

22:55

Creative 2017 Holiday Gift Guides for Every Person in Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christmas gift ideas 2017

Ready to do your holiday shopping? As that time of the year approaches, finding the perfect gift for that special someone isn't always easy. But we're here to help! Check out our different 2017 gift guides and find the perfect present, whether it's for the Secret Santa at your office or for the creative person in your life. We even have a list of companies that give a portion of their proceeds back to charity, letting you feel good about giving a gift that gives back to someone in need.

Scroll down for all of our 2017 holiday gift guides to find the perfect gift for any person.

35+ Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Life

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15+ Small Christmas Gifts Perfect for Secret Santa or Stocking Stuffers

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15+ Best Christmas Gifts for Kids to Promote Creativity

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22:54

Transferable Ruger Mini-14 Machine Gun For Sale "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I have for sale a transferable Ruger Mini-14 machine gun. This appears to be a Pearl Manufacturing conversion.


Transferable Ruger Mini-14 Machine Gun For Sale

22:54

Another School Shooting. Gun debate in 3, 2, 1....... "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Once again another shooting. Currently this latest shooting is still fluid but we do know that an elementary school was involved. Children have been shot. I always ask myself why, why would anyone hurt a child? Then I start reading. I see the calls for gun control before the bleeding has even stopped. Allegedly this guy was a know felon in California. We all know that Cali has strict gun laws, we know felons cannot own guns. That does not matter because children have been shot.

"The world...

Another School Shooting. Gun debate in 3, 2, 1.......

22:52

DIY Sliding Barn Door Console "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ok My love for this next piece is extreme!  Look how cute this DIY Sliding Barn Door Console turned out! You can check out the YouTube video tutorial HERE or by clicking the link below! Before we get started, be sure to download and print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE! The first step of {...Read More...}

The post DIY Sliding Barn Door Console appeared first on Shanty 2 Chic.

22:46

Steve Mnuchins Photos with Dollar Bills Are Everything Thats Wrong with the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When a US Treasury Secretary visited the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC to see his (its always been a man) signature on the new bills, its nothing more than a minor news item that represents a changing of the guard. But not during the Trump administration.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton are special, very very special. So special I think its safe to say theyre in the 1% of extra special:

Yes, you cant make this up because it is Let Them Eat Cake (while I grab them by the ) America. This is going viral, but thankfully the internet is on it. I should also remind you this isnt one of the worst things Mnuchin or Linton have done.

Presenting memes that may (heres to hoping) make you feel better about all this:

22:46

Before you Let Go of Someone. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There will come a time in all our lives when we'll have to let go of someone. Even if we believe we are strong enough to handle it, when it happens, it can

22:32

Its so odd the way Donald Trump sips water from a bottle, people cant stop watching "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So-called president stops during speech to take a sip of water wouldnt ordinarily be news, right?

Except for two things. One, he once mocked a Republican rival for having to stop mid-speech to have a drink.

Two, just look at the way he does it. Seriously.

Heres what people made of it online.

22:28

Abbott: Islam Contradicts Australian Values On Gay Marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Abbott Poster

Member for Warringah, Tony Abbott has sent a stinging rebuke to Islam at a press conference held today, in the wake of the results of the postal survey on same-sex marriage.

Australia is a country of tolerance and acceptance, Mr Abbott said, and despite the best efforts of campaigners like myself, it has expressed its support for the homosexual agenda.

As such, a religion like Islam, which values homophobia, has no place in a country that so overwhelmingly rejected the campaigning of people like myself.

The current backbencher touted how religions like Islam were stuck in the past.

Sure, if you look into Australias deep history, say a couple of days ago, people back then were less progressive on gay marriage. But Australia has evolved and I can say that as a fact, because I fought so hard to prevent it from happening.

Religions like Christianity reflect Australian values. Religious representatives like Dr Paul Collins, Pastor Simon Holt, and Father Rod Bower are often unafraid to criticise the many homophobic positions I have argued in the media.

Modern Australia is a pro-gay Australia, and as such, Australia must reject the corrupting and homophobic influence of Islam as surely as they rej...

22:28

How Cards Against Humanity Will Save America from Preposterous Golem Trump and His Wall "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cards Against Humanity the bawdy, blunt, provocative, and unabashedly offensive card game and company, famous for a deliciously snarky attitude and occasional social and political stunts and billing itself, a party game for horrible people will attempt to thwart construction of President Trumps fraught border wall with the companys purchase of a tract of vacant land directly in its path.

Its 2017, and the government is being run by a toilet. We have no choice: Cards Against Humanity is going to save America, the companys website asserts.

Cue, Cards Against Humanity Stops The Wall.

Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans, the unambiguous explanation of the project continues. He is so afraid that he wants to build a twenty-billion dollar wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing. So weve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.

Now marked as sold out, visitors to the site who wished to participate could send $15 to Cards Against Humanity for six surprises in the month of December including an illustrated map of the land in question, additional cards, and a vow to fight The Wall.

While certainly not its first holiday promotion, Cards Against Humanity Stops The Wall is arguably a more productive project depending on ones politics than the companys 2016 holiday promotion performance art piece political commentary, in which crew manned construction equipment to dig a hole for as long as donations poured in.

Although company officials remained cryptically vague as to the true purpose or underlying meaning of the stunt, many suspected its Black Friday event date analogized Americas obsessive consumerism, or something to that effect.

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22:26

Sisterhood of the Rose Taiwan Bringing Back the Goddess Dance! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On November 4, many Lightworkers and Lightwarriors participated in a Sisterhood of the Rose gathering, on this full moon night with a northeastern Monsoon in the air.

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22:18

Isoliquiritigenin may be a valuable adjunct for cancer therapy to treat otherwise drug-resistant tumours. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2010 Sep ;382(3):221-34. Epub 2010 Jul 29. PMID: 20668838 Abstract Title:  Sensitivity and resistance towards isoliquiritigenin, doxorubicin and methotrexate in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cell lines by pharmacogenomics. Abstract:  The development of drug resistance in cancer cells necessitates the identification of novel agents with improved activity towards cancer cells. In the present investigation, we compared the cytotoxicity of the chalcone flavonoide, isoliquiritigenin (ISL), with that of doxorubicin (DOX) and methotrexate (MTX) in five T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) cell lines (Jurkat, J-Jhan, J16, HUT78 and Karpas 45). To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms which determine the response of T-ALL cells towards ISL, DOX and MTX, we applied array-based matrix comparative genomic hybridisation and microarray-based mRNA expression profiling and compared the genomic and transcriptomic profiles of the cell lines with their 50% inhibition (IC(50)) values for these three drugs. The IC(50) values for ISL did not correlate with those for DOX or MTX, indicating that ISL was still active in DOX- or MTX-unresponsive cell lines. Likewise, the genomic imbalances of chromosomal clones and mRNA expression profile significantly correlating with IC(50) values for ISL were different from thoses correlating with IC(50) values for DOX and MTX. In conclusion, ISL represents a cytotoxic natural product with activity towards T-ALL cell lines. There was no cross-resistance between ISL and DOX or MTX, and the genomic and transcriptomic profiles pointed to different molecular modes of action of ISL as compared to DOX and MTX, indicating that ISL may be a valuable adjunct for cancer therapy to treat otherwise drug-resistant tumours.

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22:18

FDA Approves First Digital Pill in Orwellian Nod to Big Pharma, Big Brother, Nanny State "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Monday nights groundbreaking announcement of approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration marked a jaw-dropping tandem victory for the Nanny State and Big Pharma, in the form of a new pill embedded with a sensor, which can detect whether or not a patient took their medicine as prescribed thus, opening a veritable Pandoras Box of compliance, quality of care, cost, and more.

To what should be our collective astonishment, the policing of pharmaceuticals the ability to deny medicine to patients with habitual difficulty keeping a schedule, cognizance of medical staff to a patients refusal to comply, and a portentous degree of control relinquished to infallible human decision-making is now an untenable but distinct possibility.

Being able to track ingestion of medications prescribed for mental illness may be useful for some patients, Mitchell Mathis, M.D., director of the Division of Psychiatry Products in the FDAs Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, stated in a press release late Monday. The FDA supports the development and use of new technology in prescription drugs and is committed to working with companies to understand how technology might benefit patients and prescribers.

Oddly, of all the conceivable medication types suitable for testing the technology, chosen was the antipsychotic prescription, Abilify used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, among other conditions given to patients who frequently suffer delusions and paranoia which would drive them not to follow prescriptions all that reliably, nor be eager to swallow a sensor-laden pill.

Nevertheless, the first-of-its-kind digital medicine by any measure, a breakthrough removes, upon compliance, sovereign knowledge of ones pharmaceutical regimen. Forbes reports,

Abilify MyCite are aripiprazole tablets with sensors embedded in them. Once the pill goes down your hatch, the sensor can then send a message to a patch that y...

22:17

How to be Cool in Junior High (or a Great Writer, now). "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned writer, you need to read this.

22:16

freeCodeCamp - Medium "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We didnt have any problems with image sharpness in the early years of the internet, because we didnt need to show websites on mobile devices.

Today we see a tremendous growth in mobile web surfing. So much so that, this year, it has even overtaken traffic on desktops.

Most clients try to create responsive interfaces for their websites so they are easily accessible from any kind of device. And it doesnt seem strange that many layout developers have started to use

img {
width: 100%;
height: auto;
}

for their images. So they seamlessly work across any browser window resolution, scaling to the available space.

Conceptually, everything looks good. Designers create nice big images, and developers use those images for every device. In some cases, developers create multiple versions of the same image, so a smaller image is downloaded for mobile screens, and a bigger image for desktops.

Unfortunately, Chrome doesnt want to resize images in the way that good image editors do. Instead, it out-puts the image with not the same, or similar, sharpness as the initial image.

The main reason for this may be performance. When a webpage has many images, and the device processor is not highly productive, additional image processing could lead to bigger lags in page rendering, so Chrome omit this process as not being crucial for end users.

I will show you some examples using Chrome browser, and then using other browsers. Here is an image, downsized to 1000 px in Photoshop:

The same image uploaded in original size and downscaled by the browser. Compare the sharpness of the dogs eyes.

Photoshop:

Browser:

Things get even worse when you add sharpness in Photoshop after downsizing. But photos are more forgiving in this case, as they typically dont have many sharp edges. Issues with any vector illustrations saved as .png images are much more noticeable. Frequent casewebsite logos.

Asanas logo, initial file:

Resized in Photoshop:

Rendered in browser:

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22:15

4,000-Year-Old Assyrian Tablet Discovered Is an Ancient Prenuptial Agreement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Assyrian Tablet ancient prenuptial agreement

Archaeologists in Turkey recently made an interesting discovery when examining a 4,000-year-old Assyrian tablet. The cuneiform engravings seem to indicate that it's is a sort of ancient prenuptial agreement, detailing everything from divorce to fertility issues.

Unearthed at the Kltepe-Kanesh UNESCO World Heritage site in Turkeys central Kayseri province, this prenuptial agreement gives incredible insight into marriage in Assyrian culture. The area was a settlement during the Old Assyrian Empire dating between 2100 BC and 1800 BC and over 1,000 cuneiform tablets were discovered in 1925. This particular tablet is on display at the  Istanbul Archaeology Museum and is the earliest known mention of human infertility.

Professor Ahmet Berkz Turp from Harran University's Gynecology and Obstetrics Department shares that, according to the tablet, the wife should allow her husband to hire a hierodulea female slave acting as a surogateshould the couple not conceive within two years of marriage.

The female slave would be freed after giving birth to the first male baby and ensuring that the family is not be left without a child, explains Berkz. As divorce was not an option for infertile couples in Assyrian culture, and monogamy was valued, this clause gave a way to continue in the marriage and grow families who struggled to conceive.

But that's not all. If grounds for divorce were met, the tablet laid out the terms of payment for both spouses. According to the study recently published by researchers in the medical journal of Gynecological Endocrinology, the inscription reads: Should Laqipum choose to divorce her, he must pay [her] five minas of silverand should Hatala choose to divorce him, she must pay (him) five minas of silver. Witnesses: Masa, Ashurishtikal, Talia, Shupianika.

It just goes to show that this complex Mesopotamian society struggled, and resolved, marital conflict in a way that's not so different from today.

h/t: [IFLScience!]

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22:14

Definition of High Blood Pressiure just changed to trick HALF of US Adults "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pharma drug cartel just changed the definition of high blood pressure to trick HALF of U.S. adults into treatment with high-profit prescription drugs










(Natural News) The pharma drug cartel has become not just a t...

22:11

Indias Maker Movement Honors the Sweet Spot Where Tradition and Technology Intersect "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

for the third year in a row, the community converges at Maker Faire Bengaluru, taking place this year on November 17 and 18 at the Bengaluru Palace.

Read more on MAKE

The post Indias Maker Movement Honors the Sweet Spot Where Tradition and Technology Intersect appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

22:08

Modern Chicken Coop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jamison Rantz

When my wife Jamie and our daughter Madison came home with 6 baby chickens, I knew it only meant 1 thing we needed to build a coop. We have wanted chickens for some time now, but buying the chickens before we had a coop really gave us the push we needed to get it done. We wanted to design  coop with clean, modern lines that would not only function great, but also look great sitting in our yard.

This coop was designed for 6 chickens. It has 3 nesting boxes, 2 roosts, large door for easy cleanup,  storage compartment, and a covered run which will keep our chickens covered during the snowy winter months. We put a lot of thought into every inch of this coop, from design to functionality. Im pretty sure our chickens have one of the coolest coops on the block , which I hope will result in many eggs or us!

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22:07

How to Snap ourselves Out of Breakup Victimhood. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A breakup is a renewal---a rebirth of sorts, an emotional purge, a clean slate. Post-breakup is one of the best opportunities to get clarity on who we are and what we want.

22:02

The New Villain of the World: White Privilege "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Myth of White Privilege

Among the plethora of false narratives spewed by the left to keep division and social unrest alive and well within our ranks is the so-called talking point known as White Privilege. Once again we are faced with another reason to spread controversy through a relatively peaceful American society so that the Democrats and the ruling class can justify the welfare state they have creating the resulting voter platform they have purchased with it. America united cannot be defeated, but divided we will fall. Even our forefathers knew that the unrestricted flow of refugees into the United States would cause social problems.

Indoctrination

Today in our private schools and public schools we have a form of fascism in our midst forcing little boys and girls to feel shame for acts they never committed but that shame is inflicted anyway. The narrative that if you are white you have an undeniable edge over everybody else in a society whose government is supposed to run under the auspices of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Unfortunately for people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton we cannot turn the clock back 50 years and begin race rioting again and in the first place it was Democrats who consistently refused to allow Blacks in America their civil rights to begin with.

And other privilege?

What about privilege of the color of ones skin as it pertains to Affirmative Action programs? What about the privilege of being black when it comes to the NFL or the NBA with the majority of players being black? Is this simply because theyre better athletes, that Caucasians are not as good, is it perception on the part of scouts and coaches, or could it be because White college age athletes have other alternatives like a career they had already selected to take a curriculum for so there is a backup plan? One might ask why is it that in the NFL there are not only outrageous salaries involved even with players constantly settling paternity and domestic violence lawsuits and still after retirement they are guaranteed a huge pension? Where in the private sector does the work force have such a generous parachute while we always have the left complaining about how the board of directors of many corporations possess such outlandish benefits?

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Will Everyone in the U.S. Soon Need Government Approval to be Parents and Keep Their Children? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Male doctor in early forties comforting scared five year old patient

In the U.S. today, if you disagree with a doctor regarding the healthcare of your child, you risk losing custody of your child for medical neglect which often simply means you wanted a second opinion. Parental rights are seen as non-existent.

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

Children belong to their parents.

Such a concept is foundational to every culture throughout all of human history. The family is the core group of any society. The need of the child for his or her own parents is a need that impacts the child on every level: biologically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, developmentally, and culturally.

In most circles, the truth of the above statements is accepted as common knowledge.

However, there are some who do not hold to these most cherished values of family and kinship. Unfortunately, some of these people are radicals and extremists who hold positions of great influence over public policy, which translates into very real problems for families.

In a recent article presented by Health Impact News,  Richard WexlerExecutive Director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, wrote of some radical views of the family by Elizabeth Bartholet, who is a Professor of Family Law at Harvard Law School:

Bartholets ideas are so extreme that they include requiring every family with a young child to open itself to mandatory government surveillance. (Thats not an exaggeration. Theres a summary of her views in the section of this post to the NCCPR Child Welfare Blog called Harvards resident extremist  and the details are in her own book,....

21:49

FDA Tries Again To Ban Natural Pain Herb "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

FDA Tries Again To Ban Kratom Last year, I wrote about the Food and Drug Administrations campaign to ban the Asian herb Kratom, a non-opiate option for those with chronic pain, anxiety, and drug dependency issues. As someone interested in medical strategies for disaster or remote settings, I was considering the herb as an option in circumstances when modern medicine isnt available. The FDA, however, set a date for late 2016 to rule Kratom a Schedule I drug (the same

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21:46

Isoliquiritigenin is a positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors and shows hypnotic effects. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Oct 7 ;413(4):637-42. Epub 2011 Sep 14. PMID: 21945440 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin, a chalcone compound, is a positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors and shows hypnotic effects. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ILTG) is a chalcone compound and has valuable pharmacological properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiallergic activities. Recently, the anxiolytic effect of ILTG has been reported; however, its action mechanism and hypnotic activity have not yet been demonstrated. Therefore, we investigated the hypnotic effect and action mechanism of ILTG. ILTG significantly potentiated the pentobarbital-induced sleep in mice at doses of 25 and 50mg/kg. The hypnotic activity of ILTG was fully inhibited by flumazenil (FLU), a specific gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA(A))-benzodiazepine (BZD) receptor antagonist. The binding affinity of ILTG was 0.453M and was found to be higher than that of the reference compound, diazepam (DZP, 0.012 M). ILTG (10(-5)M) potentiated GABA-evoked currents to 151% of the control level on isolated dorsal raphe neurons. ILTG has 65 times higher affinity for GABA(A)-BZD receptors than DZP, and the dissociation constant for ILTG was 4.0 10(-10)M. The effect of ILTG on GABA currents was blocked by 10(-7)M FLU and ZK-93426. These results suggest that ILTG produces hypnotic effects by positive allosteric modulation of GABA(A)-BZD receptors.

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21:44

Latest Senate Tax Bill Raises Child Tax Credit, Ends Obamacare Individual Mandate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The Senate Finance Committee released its updated tax bill late Tuesday night, and theres a lot to cheer populist conservatives.

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21:33

France Reveals Agenda To Become A Pedophile Haven As It Eyes Lowering Age Of Consent To 13 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Aaron KeselFrench politicians have revealed their hidden agenda to lower the age of consent in France to 13 years old. No you arent reading The Onion, these lunatic lawmakers in Paris want to enable pedophiles. This comes after two men were acquitted in separate cases of rape for having sex with two 11-year-old girls.
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21:32

Isoliquiritigenin has analgesic and uterine relaxant effects. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Phytother Res. 2012 Sep ;26(9):1410-7. Epub 2012 Mar 3. PMID: 22389128 Abstract Title:  Analgesic and uterine relaxant effects of isoliquiritigenin, a flavone from Glycyrrhiza glabra. Abstract:  Shaoyao-gancao-tang, a Chinese medicinal formula consisting of peony and licorice has been used for the treatment of dysmenorrhea for thousands of years. The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate the analgesic and uterine relaxant effects of isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a flavonoid isolated from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra (a type of licorice). In vitro, isoliquiritigenin caused concentration-dependent inhibition of spontaneous contraction of isolated rat uterus and the contraction induced by various types of stimulants, such as acetylcholine (Ach, 10 mM), KCl (40 mM) and oxytocin (1 mU/mL). The uterine contractile response to cumulative concentrations of CaCl was blocked by 0.1 and 1 mM of isoliquiritigenin. The isoliquiritigenin-induced relaxation was partly inhibited by the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor Nv-nitro-L-arginine methylester (L-NAME, 100 mM) and the COX-1/COX-2 inhibitor indomethacin (10mM). In vivo, isoliquiritigenin could causea significant reduction in the acetic acid-induced writhing response and hot-plate test at the high dose. These results indicate that isoliquiritigenin, a flavonoid isolated from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabra, not only has a spasmolytic effect on uterine contraction, which is in relation to Cachannels, NOS and COX, but also an effective activity in reducing pain.

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21:30

Hundreds of Children Buried in Mass Grave at Scottish Orphanage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A harrowing story made the headlines in the UK this month about the bodies of hundreds of children buried in a mass grave at an orphanage in Scotland. New research

21:21

Over 1 Million Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers.

WASHINGTON Over 1 million petition signatures were delivered today by farming, consumer and environmental groups  to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the department to block the proposed merger of Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON). The signatures were delivered as two new reports revealed irreversible impacts from the merger on consumers and farmers.

Tuesday, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs and the Open Markets Institute released an analysis, Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems, which  explores the implications of a combined Big Data, chemical and seed platform owned by Bayer and Monsanto and how it may impact competition and farmer choice. The release of the analysis coincides with a hearing Tuesday on technology in agriculture and data-driven farming in the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation.

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21:21

This 8K Moonlight Timelapse Was Shot on the Nikon D850 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back in September, we shared https://petapixel.com/2017/09/06/heres-first-8k-timelapse-shot-nikon-d850/an 8K timelapse shot using the Nikon D850 in Iceland. Nikon has just released this new 8K time-lapse that shows what the D850 can do at night.

Hercules Rising was shot under moonlight in Namibia in southern Africa using the D850s 8K Time-Lapse abilities, which captures 45-megapixel still photos at regular intervals. You can then stitch the photos together using time-lapse creation software of your choice, resulting in an 8K resolution time-lapse.

Nikon converted the original 8K timelapse to 4K prior to uploading it to YouTube. (The Iceland timelapse we shared in September was uploaded in its full 8K glory).

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21:18

Farmland is Renewing Detroit. Behold the Benefits of Urban Agriculture "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Farmland is Renewing Detroit. Behold the Benefits of Urban Agriculture For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

The key to many modern problems is as simple as increasing the prevalence of small-scale organic gardening. Urban agriculture is a sure way to turn a food desert into an oasis of nutrition, sustenance, and sustainability. Not to mention that gardening has been scientifically proven to be extremely therapeutic, just imagine the extra cultural benefits []

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21:16

Super Slow Motion Katana Sword Strike "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

The Slow Mo Guys cut through various plastic bottles with a Katana sword. Filmed at 1000 fps and 2000 fps with a Phantom Flex 4K.

 

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21:15

Isoliquiritigenin can protect dopaminergic cells under oxidative stress conditions by regulating the apoptotic process. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2012 ;76(3):536-43. PMID: 22451397 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin isolated from licorice Glycyrrhiza uralensis prevents 6-hydroxydopamine-induced apoptosis in dopaminergic neurons. Abstract:  Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is a medicinal herb containing various bioactive components implicated in antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and neuroprotective effects, but the effects of licorice against Parkinson's disease (PD)-related dopaminergic cell death have not been studied. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of isoliquiritigenin (ISL) isolated from Glycyrrhiza uralensis on 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced neurotoxicity in a dopaminergic cell line, SN4741. ISL (1M) significantly attenuated 6-OHDA (50 M)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) generation and apoptotic cell death. ISL pretreatment effectively suppressed 6-OHDA-mediated upregulation of Bax, p-c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p-p38 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase, cytochrome c release, and caspase 3 activation. In addition, ISL significantly attenuated 6-OHDA-induced Bcl-2, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) reduction. Pharmacological inhibitors of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt/protein kinase B (PKB) pathway reversed ISL-mediated neuroprotection against 6-OHDA toxicity in SN4741 cells. These results provide the first evidence that ISL can protect dopaminergic cells under oxidative stress conditions by regulating the apoptotic process.

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21:12

A Nuanced Portrait of Hasidic Brooklyn "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Still from One of Us (all images courtesy Loki Films)

With One of Us (screening November 16 as part of the DOC NYC festival), directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady mesh themes theyve explored in other documentaries. In their Oscar-nominated 2006 film Jesus Camp, the duo explored the rigid social structures of conservative religion; in 2012s Detropia, they focused on a community in transition. In their latest film, they have combined both of these focuses to provide an in-depth look at Brooklyns Hasidic Jewish community, transcending their previous achievements with gorgeous visual storytelling.

Hasidic communities follow a strictly conservative interpretation of Judaism, mandating that adherents dress in the style of their ancestors, maintain strict standards of separation by gender, and more. The arrival of Hasidim in New York City followed the Holocaust, so as is discussed in the film the survival of the culture is paramount in its thinking and its practices. Accordingly, the Hasidic world shuts out others, shunning secular influence and creating tightly insular communities.

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21:12

Siri for Crypto: a Chatbot That Helps With Trades and Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new crypto project is taking all the hassle out of trading with Artificial Intelligence.

21:00

Democrats Have Done It: Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump Introduced "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Democrats holding political offices have been threatening to impeach Donald Trump since he was elected a year ago.  Now, they have finally officially introduced articles of impeachment against the president.

Several house democrats introduced the articles of impeachment citing Trumps violations of the Constitution. But the six Democrats, Representatives Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutirrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas, Adriano Espaillat of New York, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, and John Yarmuth of Kentucky, said at a press conference that the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the countrys national security.

We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and weve introduced five articles of impeachment, Cohen said at a press conference. The lawmakers pointed to numerous actions by Trump that they say make him unfit to be president, but they singled out five severe actions by the president they say rise to a level meriting impeachment.

The articles of impeachment cite Trumps firing of James Comey which they believe to be an obstruction of justice, perceived violations of the Emoluments Clause (which prohibits federal titles of nobility), as well as actions undermining the judiciary and freedom of the press.

Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis, theres no reason for delay, said Cohen, the sponsor of the resolution. The impeachment clause, Green said, was drafted for a time such as this and a president such as this. Green had introduced impeachment articles of his own last month, largely focused on accusat...

Democrats Have Done It: Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump Introduced "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

impeachtrump

Democrats holding political offices have been threatening to impeach Donald Trump since he was elected a year ago.  Now, they have finally officially introduced articles of impeachment against the president.

Several house democrats introduced the articles of impeachment citing Trumps violations of the Constitution. But the six Democrats, Representatives Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Luis Gutirrez of Illinois, Al Green of Texas, Adriano Espaillat of New York, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, and John Yarmuth of Kentucky, said at a press conference that the five articles of impeachment come out of concern for the countrys national security.

We believe that President Trump has violated the Constitution, and weve introduced five articles of impeachment, Cohen said at a press conference. The lawmakers pointed to numerous actions by Trump that they say make him unfit to be president, but they singled out five severe actions by the president they say rise to a level meriting impeachment.

The articles of impeachment cite Trumps firing of James Comey which they believe to be an obstruction of justice, perceived violations of the Emoluments Clause (which prohibits federal titles of nobility), as well as actions undermining the judiciary and freedom of the press.

Given the magnitude of the constitutional crisis, theres no reason for delay, said Cohen, the sponsor of the resolution. The impeachment clause, Green said, was drafted for a time such as this and a president such as this. Green had introduced impeachment articles of his own last month, largely focused on accusations that Trump has sown racial and ethnic di...

21:00

How the Invasive Plants of New York Represent the Citys Colonial Past "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view of <em>Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New YorkA Botany of Colonization</em> at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)Installation view of Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York A Botany of Colonization at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons School of Design (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

The plants growing in the Aronson Galleries at the New Schools Parsons School of Design are mostly considered weeds, nuisance plants that burst through cracks in the sidewalk, or creep up along buildings. But Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves recognizes them as a living archive of New York Citys often hidden colonial past, where a bright red celosia flower from East Africa, or stinging nettle from Europe, recall migration and forced displacement. All of the around 60 plants, housed in black bags at the center of a gallery, are recognized as ballast flora, or seeds carried in the ballast of ships.

Installation view of <em>Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York A Botany of Colonization</em> (courtesy Philip Van Nostrand)Propagating Party at the New School for Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change: New York A Botany of Colonization (courtesy Philip Van Nostrand)

This waste material of sand, rocks, and soil was used in the maritime trade to balance sailing ships, and was usually dumped when a vessel rea...

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How to Match Saturation in Composite Photos Using Photoshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Once youve matched the color tones in a composite photo, you can then move on to matching the saturation for proper realism. Here is a 5-minute tutorial from Antti Karppinen that shows how you can do so using Photoshop.

First, create a selective color adjustment layer over your composite. In the pop-up dialog box, select the red tones and move the Blacks slider to -100. Do the same for yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta.

For the whites, blacks, and neutrals, move the slider to +100.

The result is a color map that shows you saturation levels across the scene. Darker shades of gray are less saturated, and lighter shades are more saturated.

Now, apply a Hue/Saturation layer to only the added elements layer. Pull the saturation slider to the left and match the scene as best you can by eye.

If you want to be more fine-tuned, navigate to Window > Info. Next, using the eye-dropper tool, you can look at the RGB values for different areas across the image and match them as best as possible.

Heres the before and after comparison from this technique:

Check out the full video above to follow the full step-by-step tutorial. You can also find more of Karppinens videos on his YouTube channel.

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20:59

Win a Trip to Day for Night, Houstons Experiential Arts and Music Festival "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

United Visual Artists, Musica Universalis at Houstons Day for Night Festival 2016

Through music and art, Day for Night explores the possibilities of light, space, and sound. With headlining musicians performing alongside immersive digital artworks, Day for Night creates a heightened sensorial experience that blurs boundaries between performance and installation. We were there last year, and we cant wait to go again.

Day for Night will take place December 15-17, 2017, at Houstons historic Barbara Jordan Post Office. The 1.5 million-square-foot hybrid indoor-outdoor space will house four massive stages, with a seamless flow between the stages and art installations.

Were giving away two tickets to Day for Night in Houston, plus airfare and hotel.

The lineup of the festival includes:

  • Music by: Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yoke, Solange, Justice, St. Vincent, Tyler, the Creator, James Blake, and more.
  • Artworks from: Ryoji Ikeda, Matthew Schreiber, Conditional Studio, Processing Foundation, James Clar, and Felice dEdtienne dOrves.
  • Talks by: Chelsea Manning, Nadya from Pussy Riot, Laurie Anderson, Lauren McCarthy & more.

For the full lineup, visit dayfornight.io.

Prize includes flight, hotel, and VIP passes to Day for Night for two people. Hotel accommodations include three nights at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Flights to be awarded with two $500 Visa gift cards.

Click here to enter the contest.

The post Win a Trip to Day for Night, Houstons Experiential Arts and Music Festival appeared first on Hyperallergic.

20:57

Glycyrrhizae radix may have a possible therapeutic role for preventing the progression of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Arch Pharm Res. 2012 May ;35(5):897-904. Epub 2012 May 29. PMID: 22644857 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory effects of Glycyrrhizae radix and its active component, isoliquiritigenin, on A(25-35)-induced neurotoxicity in cultured rat cortical neurons. Abstract:  This study investigated an ethanol extract from Glycyrrhizae radix (GR), the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis (Leguminosae), for possible neuroprotective effects on neurotoxicity induced by amyloid protein (A) (25-35) in cultured rat cortical neurons. Exposure of cultured cortical neurons to 10 M A (25-35) for 36 h induced neuronal apoptotic death. GR (10-50 g/mL) prevented the A (25-35)-induced neuronal apoptotic death, as assessed by a MTT assay and Hoechst 33342 staining. Furthermore, GR decreased the expression of Bax and active caspase-3, proapoptotic proteins, and increased Bcl-2, an antiapoptotic protein. GR also significantly inhibited A (25-35)-induced elevation of the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)measured by fluorescent dyes. Isoliquiritigenin (1-20 M), isolated from GR as an active component, inhibited A (25-35)-induced neuronal apoptotic death, elevation of [Ca(2+)](i), ROS generation, and the change of apoptosis-associated proteins in cultured cortical neurons, suggesting that the neuroprotective effect of GR may be, at least partly, attributable to this compound. These results suggest that GR and isoliquiritigenin prevent A (25-35)-induced neuronal apoptotic death by interfering with the increases of [Ca(2+)](i) and ROS, and GR may have a possible therapeutic role for preventing the progression of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease.

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20:56

Childrens book review Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor for vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor is a recently published childrens book written by Ann D. Koffsky  and illustrated by Talitha Shipman. Its not aimed to introduce children to the science of vaccines, or to convince the heistant. It is, however, incredibly useful to parents who intend to vaccinate and want to help young children

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20:56

Backstage, front row experience of the controversial US panel on energy at COP23 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I would never have guessed a panel discussion on energy could have been as intense as this one. I went from thinking I would not even be able to see it, to being lead to the room following the special Continue reading

20:53

An old post fence marking the boundary of the bordering ranch land. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An old post fence marking the boundary of the bordering ranch land.
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20:51

Heres What It Really Means To Adopt A Senior Dog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sweet, loving, grateful, playful these are just a few adjectives dog owners use to describe their senior pets. People can get pretty passionate about their older dogs and cats, and some even dedicate their lives to adopting senior dogs.

But despite a steadily growing fan club, there are quite a few misconceptions about senior dogs still out there, and as a result, adult pets in the shelter system can have a difficult time finding families, explains Jorge Ortega, senior director of the ASPCA Adoption Center.

It is a sad fact that senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased risk for euthanasia, Ortega tells The Dodo. When you adopt a senior pet, youre not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, youre also saving a precious life.

If you are considering adding a new member to your family and giving a loving companion animal the home she deserves, heres what it really means to adopt a senior pet:

Senior can mean many different things



When talking animal ages, the term senior can be confused with geriatric but these are two very different things.

The senior categorization isnt tied to a specific age, and can vary greatly depending on the animal and breed, Ortega explains. Smaller dogs tend to have longer life spans than larger-breed dogs, and its the same for most cats, too, Ortega notes. A large-breed dog as young as 5 years old may be considered a senior.

Senior dogs are typically healthy or just beginning to show signs of aging, and have plenty of love left to give. A 17-year-old Pomeranian or a 7-year-old golden retriever are just as deserving of a loving home as any puppy.

Senior dogs are great for first-time pet owners

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20:45

This 89-Year-Old Shoots Playful Self-Portraits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kimiko Nishimoto picked up a camera for the first time when she was 72 years old. 15 years later, the 89-year-old photographer is now receiving a good deal of attention in Japan for her photography.

Nishimoto is a talented still life photographer who captures the tiny, beautiful details of flowers, but she also shoots lighthearted self-portraits of herself in bizarre costumes and situations. Many of the images are captured using a wireless camera remote.

Nishimoto will be holding a month-long photographic exhibition of her silly photos in Tokyo next month, teaming up with EPSON for the prints. The show will run at the Epson Imaging Gallery in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo from December 15th, 2017, through January 18th, 2018.

Here are two TV segments about Nishimoto that aired in Japan:

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20:42

Corey Feldman Names #2nd Hollywood Pedophile That Molested Him "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Child actor, Corey Feldman reveals his second sexual abuser from when he was a young star in Hollywood. Watch below:

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20:34

Indigenous Environmental Network and Climate Justice Alliance to Launch Carbon Pricing Report at UN Climate Talks "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

While city, state, and national leaders gather at the UN Climate Talks to launch and implement platforms and agendas that promote carbon trading, carbon offsets, and REDD+, the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Climate Justice Alliance take a bold stance to reject and challenge these so-called innovative solutions by releasing the Carbon Pricing Report: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance.

20:30

The Rise of Graffiti Writing 10-teilige Dokuserie ber die Entstehung von Graffiti "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Eine neue Dokuserie auf Arte Creativ zeichnet die Geschichte des Graffiti nach und dokumentiert die Verbreitung einer der grten Jugendkulturen von ihrem Ursprung in New York, bis nach Europa. In 10 Teilen geht die Dokumentation The Rise of Graffiti Writing From New York To Europe die auf die Suche nach den Ursprngen und der Entstehung von Graffiti in den 1970er Jahren in den USA und verfolgt von dort aus die Spuren, die Mitte der 1980er Jahren Graffiti nach Europa bringen. Bilder und Video Red Tower Films 10 Episoden zeichnet die Dokuserie die Geschichte des Graffiti nach: von den Anfngen im New York der 70er bis zum Ausbruch des Lack-Virus in Europa ab Mitte der 80er. Ausgehend von der Mutterstadt des Graffiti, New York, zeigen die Macher der Serie, wie die Bewegung von den USA ber den groen Teich nach Europa schwappte und sich ab 1983 von Amsterdam, Paris und London wie ein Lauffeuer ber den ganzen Kontinent ausbreitete. In der Dokumentation kommen neben Graffiti-Pioniere wie FUTURA2000, LEE, BANDO, SHOE oder MODE2 auch eine Menge an Weggefhrten zu Wort, die etwas ber die Bewegung beigetragen und zu erzhlen haben. Die Idee und Umsetzung der Serie stammt von Ren Kstner (ilovegraffiti.de) und Redtower Films. Die ...

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20:30

Oman Blockchain Symposium Indicates Adoption Growth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Visited by government officials and industry insiders, the event featured keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and notably for the Blockchain world, several female speakers. Maria Jones, Cointelegraphs own ambassador was present at the Symposium providing us the opportunity to report on it in detail.

20:27

COP23: Activists from Puerto Rico to Island Nations Demand Climate Reparations, End to Fossil Fuels "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Democracy Now Story: November 13, 2017   Watch Full Show   At the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now! was there when thousands of people took to the streets Saturday for a march to demand an end to fossil fuel extraction, and some also called for climate reparations. Transcript This is a []

20:26

Trump Tweets Thoughts and Prayers To Wrong Shooting Victims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lazy incompetence: After a mass shooting in Northern California, President Donald Trump tweets condolences to the wrong victims. After a mass shooting in the rural community of Rancho Tehama, California, left five dead, and at least 10 wounded, Trump sent condolences to victims of a mass shooting that happened at a Texas church earlier this []

20:26

TheLeatherman MUT(Military Utility Tool) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

7DC0C280-E24D-428A-A122-D50AF34B949E.

What can be said about this tool cannot be said in a single post, so this thread will be a ever evolving thread about Leathermans top of the line multi-tool.

This tool was designed for the M16/M4/Ar15 series rifle that we all know of. So I will start this thread with the two major cons about this tool. Price and bulky as get out.

First the price. $160.00 from Amazon, there have been people claiming to have bought this for $120.00 online, but I could not find...

TheLeatherman MUT(Military Utility Tool)

20:26

A Preppers Guide to Bread Making "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If you have the skill to make bread at home youll reap benefits in cost, taste, and health. But, for most preppers the key benefit is having access to this staple food even when the grocery store isnt open. Needless to say, were also preparing for a time when the bread-machine wont be functioning. During. . . Read More

20:24

Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable to Hacking "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable to Hacking, DHS Says

Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable to Hacking, DHS Says - Avionics


Note the 757 is not the only aircraft that is vulnerable, several aircraft types from nearly all manufacturers are vulnerable

This is real news

20:24

User Management with AWS Cognito (1/3) Initial Setup "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Complete AWS Web BoilerplateTutorial 1A

Main Table of Contents Click Here
Part A: Initial Setup
Part B: The Core Functionality
Part C: Last Steps to Full Fledged

Download the Github here.

Introduction

Setting up user authentication can take ages, but it is an essential cornerstone of any production app. There are options out there such as AuthO and PassportJS, but they either have hard learning curves, require continual maintenance, or are vulnerable to programmer errors as they require self-setup. If only there was a hands-off, customizable, secure and highly scalable user management service on the cloud.

Introducing Amazon Cognito and Federated Identities. Cognito is the AWS solution for managing user profiles, and Federated Identities help keep track of your users across multiple logins. Integrated into the AWS ecosystem, AWS Cognito opens up a world of possibility for advanced front end development as Cognito+IAM roles give you selective secure access to other AWS services. Want to only allow S3 Bucket access to specific signed on users? Simply connect a Cognito login with an IAM role allowed access to the bucket, and now your bucket is secure! Best of all, the free tier gives you 50,000 monthly active users so you wont have to worry about paying more until youre ready to boom.

This boilerplate is a React-Redux web app that has the full features of AWS Cognito and Federated Identities pre-integrated. Use this boilerplate if you have an app that you want developed with a production-ready authentication service from the very beginning. Indeed this is a powerful launchpad for your next great idea.

Go to AWS Cognito on the AWS console to get started!

Initial SetupCognito

We will be setting up AWS Cognito, which is a....

20:21

Joye Braun on the Wakpa Waste Camp and the Fight to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The water protectors camp, called the Wakpa Waste Camp, continues to stand in protection of water that threatens the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe including continuing to stand against the Dakota Access pipeline, and against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would would carry Tar Sands crude from Alberta and come within less than 1-mile of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribes boundaries. Last Real Indians editor Matt Remle recently spoke with veteran water protector Joye Braun about the Wakpa Waste camp and fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. For those who are unaware of the water protectors camp at Cheyenne River tell us more about the camp.

20:19

React Pattern: Centralized PropTypes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Avoid repeating yourself by centralizing PropTypes

Grand Central Station, New York, NY

There are three popular ways to handle types in React: PropTypes, TypeScript and Flow. This post is about PropTypes, which are currently the most popular.

Since PropTypes provide type warnings at runtime, its helpful to be as specific as possible.

  • Component accepts an object? Declare the objects shape.
  • Prop only accepts a specific list of values? Use oneOf.
  • Array should contain numbers? Use arrayOf.
  • You can even declare your own types. AirBnB offers many additional PropTypes.

Heres a PropType example:

https://medium.com/media/e019278c6f44de68391613cd427f60bf/href

In real apps with large objects, this quickly leads to a lot of code. Thats a problem, because in React, youll often pass the same object to multiple components. Repeatin...

20:18

Education without jobs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Todays  ONS Labour Market Bulletin, provides further  data about the changing  relationship between young people, education and employment.  Even if its still much higher than for other age groups, youth unemployment continues to fall.  For July to September 2017, joblessness  for 16 to 24 year olds was 11.9% ( down from  13.1%  a year earlier []

20:15

Fujitsu Eyes Cryptocurrency Trading With Cross-Blockchain Payments Tech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Japanese IT firm has unveiled a new payments technology designed to facilitate transactions between blockchains.

20:15

Street Barber Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Gets Gifted His Own Barber Shop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After an 11-year career, Philadelphia-based barber Brennon Jones decided to give back to his community. Without premises of his own, Jones set up shop on sidewalks and street corners to offer free haircuts to the homeless. With a daily mission of giving back and spreading love, Jones completed as many as 20 haircuts a day, and even traveled to homeless hotspots like Camden, New Jersey.

One day in April 2017, a man named Sean Johnson approached Jones while he was out cutting hair and asked him what he planned to do during winter. Jones replied that he would probably have to put Haircuts For Homeless (HC4H) on hold. A few months later Jones received a call from Johnson asking him to meet at his newly refurbished barbershop. He tossed him the keys and said, If you like it, it's yours. Overwhelmed and completely blown away by the strangers kindness, Jones named his newly opened shop Phenomenon Perfection.

Believing that the greatest joy in life is being able to serve others, Jones will continue to host haircuts for the homeless during weekly Makeover Mondays where clients can also enjoy a free meal. To us its just a hair cut, but to them its so much more. Its a sense of self esteem, says Jones.

You can support Jones admirable mission by donating via Paypal.

Philadelphia-based barber Brennon Jones offers free haircuts for the homeless.

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20:13

Eiteljorg Museum Presents Native Art Now!, A Celebration of Indigenous Expression in North America "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Meryl McMaster (Plains Cree/Blackfoot, born 1988), Anima (In-Between Worlds series) detail (2012), digital chromogenic print. Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship

See contemporary art that surprises, dazzles and intrigues you. See Native Art Now!an exhibit of some of the most compelling and best contemporary Native American artworks of the past 25 years, selected from the Eiteljorg Museums permanent collection. The Eiteljorg is home to one of the nations best collections of contemporary Native art.

Defying conventional notions of Indigenous art styles, Native Art Now! celebrates the broad continuum of Native expression in North America. Its a fascinating collection of paintings, sculpture, installations, glass and fabric artof many styles imbued with thousands of years of Native American cultural history.

What distinguishes contemporary Native art from other contemporary art? The difference between a contemporary artist and contemporary Native artist is about 15,000 years, says Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Contemporary Native artists have knowledge about their ancestors, traditions and cultures that spans thousands of years. That changes the way you see the world.

Since 1999, the Eiteljorg Museums nationally renowned biennial Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship has recognized leading indigenous artists in the United States and Canada. This years presentation, Native Art Now!, includes a retrospective, a major survey book and feature documentary film that provides a broad look at the field.

Learn more at Eiteljorg.org/NativeArtNow.

Native Art Now! comtinues at the Eiteljorg Museum (500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana) through January 28, 2018.

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20:11

Patti Smith would have been stoked to pose nude in Playboy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Patti never made the Playboy scene, but she was a CREEM Dream at some point in the late 70s

Bebe Buell was one of the most famous rock and roll girlfriends of the 1970s (she doesnt like the term groupie, calling Pamela Des Barres scene in L.A. West Coast crap). Her...

20:05

Elephant Calves Give The Sweetest Goodbye To Their Sick Mother "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nalakite was everything to her three calves. Not only had the elephant matriarch given birth to them, but shed raised them and guided them through life. So when Nalakite became terminally ill, her children were understandably distressed.

This past September, rangers spotted Nalakite and her three calves a 12-year-old male, an 8-year-old male and a 2-year-old female known as Nalakite Mdogo or Little Nalakite roaming around the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

Credit: Elephant Aware Masai Mara

But something was wrong with Nalakite shed lost an alarming amount of weight, and she had a circular wound on her left side.

The rangers, who work for Elephant Aware Masai Mara, an organization that monitors and protects elephants in the region, alerted the rest of the team about Nalakites condition. A rescue crew, including several veterinarians, hurried to help.

Someone had probably hit Nalakite with a spear perhaps a villager trying to chase her away from their crops. But no one will ever know the full story.

Credit: Elephant Aware Masai Mara

We dont know who speared her, Joyce Poole, an elephant behavior expert and co-director of ElephantVoices, told The Dodo. Unfortunately there is a lot of human-elephant conflict in the Mara. Spear wounds and arrow wounds are rather common.

Nalakite had gotten a nasty infection from the spear wound, according to Poole. If the vet team didnt treat her, Nalakite would die. At the same time, treating her was also risky. They worried about Nalakite not being able to get back up after being sedated.

Once down, it is difficult to get an elephant up if it does n...

20:02

Political cartoon about witch hunts raises concerns for local Pagan "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

HIGH POINT, N.C. Former city council candidate Megan Longstreet isnt laughing after the local paper published a political cartoon that appeared to advocate for witch hunts.

[Courtesy M. Longstreet]

The cartoon, which appeared in the High Point Enterprise (HPE) paper the day after the election, said, Proving that theres nothing wrong with a witch hunt if theres a witch to hunt.

Longstreet is a Pagan and has identified as being Wiccan. Though not all Wiccans identify as Witches, some do. The newspaper says they did not have Longstreet in mind when they created this cartoon.

Longstreet, though, believes they did. She feels the cartoon was run to mock her religion and also felt the cartoon had a slightly threatening tone.

She says that shortly after the publication of The Wild Hunt article on her run for office and religious beliefs, HPE reporter Paul Johnson called her to discuss the article and its content. She says that Johnson asked if the TWH article was a joke.

I said of course not. Im openly a Pagan. Ive been a Pagan and doing a worldwide Pagan radio show for quite some time, continues Longstreet. She adds that Johnson then remarked that her opponent Monica Peters knew about Longstreets religion and may try to use it against her.

However, neither HPE nor Peters mentioned her religion during the election process.

Then, the day after the election HPE ran the cartoon about hunting witches. It was created by HPE staff and appeared in its Three Views section.

HPE Editor Megan Ward says the cartoon had nothing to do with Longstreet and was about the climate in Washington D.C. Ms. Ward says the idea that the paper would go after someone for their beliefs is absurd.

Ward told The Wild Hunt, To me, her being Wiccan, were just not interested in that. This wasnt against her or Witches.

Longstreet says she knew that when she interviewed with The Wild Hunt she could be attacked. However, she did it anyway. I wanted to be real and inspire other Pagans, she explains.

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19:58

Nighttime City Scenes Bathed in Neon by Photographer Elsa Bleda "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photographer Elsa Bleda captures hazy moments that linger on the outskirts of the cities she visits in Eastern Europe and South Africa. Bleda is drawn to nighttime scenes bathed in colored light, such as a flock of pigeons illuminated by pink neon, or a lone gas station emitting an eerie blue glow. The images she chooses to shoot also have a limited human presence, which gives a dystopian feeling to the works empty streets and snow-covered buildings.

Previously, Bleda has presented exhibitions showcasing images she has taken in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Her upcoming solo exhibition with Red Bull will take a look at Durban, South Africa. You can view a preview of her exhibition alongside a list of songs the photographer chose to fit the mood of each work on Redbulls website. More of her night-based images of South Africa and Istanbul can be found on her Facebook, Instagram, and Behance. (via This Isnt Happiness)

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19:57

Pharma Insider Reveals How the Opioid Crime Network Operates "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Pharma Insider Reveals How the Opioid Crime Network Operates For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

by Jon Rappoport Opioid drugs: morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, naloxone, Percocet, etc. PBS Frontline (2/23/2016): The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American historywith overdoses from heroin and other opioids now killing more than 27,000 people a year (Note: prescription opioids are now a very significant gateway-drug leading addicts into heroin.) []

Source: Pharma Insider Reveals How the Opioid Crime Network Operates Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

19:55

The Artist Is Pissed: Marina Abramovi Responds to the Post "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Marina Abramovi performing The Artist is Present (screenshot via YouTube)

On Sunday, the New York Post ran a story called The Art of the Steal, questioning what exactly Marina Abramovi has done with the $2.2 million she raised to build her art center in Hudson, New York. Over the past four years, Abramovi racked up $1.5 million in private donations and another $661,452 on Kickstarter; when she discovered last month that the total cost of building the center would be $31 million, she abandoned it. (A spokesperson for the artist said the funds had paid for the design fee from Rem Koolhass firm, OMA.) According to the Post, Kickstarter donors complained of not receiving their promised rewards and demanded to know how their money had been spent.

Yesterday, Abramovi retorted with a statement, which she titled The Art of Truth. She calls the newspapers allegations not only false but libelous. The majority of those funds were direct contributions of my own money which I earned as an artist, she writes of the $2.2 million. I contributed over 1.1 million dollars in cash donations to the institute on top of what I spent to buy the building.

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19:52

GMOs Are Not The Answer To Citrus Greening Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What are five things you think of when you imagine Florida? More than likely, beyond alligators and sun, you probably think of citrus. Whether you live in or visit Florida, theres often a place where you can get locally grown citrus in season: grapefruits, tangerines, tangelos, honeybells and so many more varieties. But, the citrus industry has been in a rapid decline over the last 15 years, vastly in part due to diseases such as Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening as well as Citrus Canker and Citrus Tristeza virus. Each of these reduce crop production sizes.

The article below claims that genetically engineering citrus is faster than conventional methods in fending off HLB, but as Center For Food Safety has pointed out, testing of disease prevention through GE techniques have been attempted since the 90s with minimal success, in large part due to the complexities of the diseases:

engineering plants with toxins that provide resistance to one pathogen sometimes results promotion of a different disease as a result of poorly understood interactions between plant defenses and the specific pathogens In the long run, even if some of the GE experiments do eventually result in commercial plantings, solutions to the current diseases of citrus that involve adding one or a few genes to a trees genome are unlikely to provide more than fleeting relief to an industry plagued by one new epidemic after another.

Non-GE solutions are actively being sought out from groups such as Florida Organic growers and UF as well. Matts Organics has been producing delicious organic juices since the...

19:42

Claim: climate change forcing storms further North "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE and the Where were the storms during the medieval warm period? department. Off track: How storms will veer in a warmer world Weizmann Institute of Science research uncovers the internal mechanisms driving storms toward the poles Under global climate change, the Earths climatic zones will shift toward the poles. This

19:42

Sweetest Shelter Dog Has Spent 400 Days Waiting For A Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Stanley was found all alone at a playground skinny, hungry and scared. Soon, he was taken in by the RSPCA. It usually only takes a month or two for the RSPCA to rehome a dog, but for some reason poor Stanley kept getting overlooked. Staffers even transferred him to a different RSPCA shelter to see if hed have more luck there, but still, no one came for him. 

Now, the Shar-Pei mix has been with the RSPCA for over 400 days and since hes only 2 years old, that means hes been with them for over half his life.

Credit: RSPCA

Normally when people celebrate a milestone its a happy occasion, Vicky Cooper, a dog handler at the RSPCA who works closely with Stanley, said in a press release. But for us, this milestone is heartbreaking as it means that another day has passed without poor Stanley finding a new home. 

Credit: RSPCA

Theres absolutely no reason why Stanley should still be waiting for a home, and everyone who knows him is baffled as to why no one seems to want him. He can take a little time to warm up to new people, but once he loves you, he REALLY loves you, and wants nothing more than to cuddle and spend all of his time with you. 

Credit: RSPCA

Stanley just loves to go on nice long walks and spend time having lots of fuss from our volunteers, Cooper said. Everyone here is completely stumped as to why Stanley is being ignored, because to us he is completely adorable. Whats even more upsetting is that hes not had one enquiry since hes been with us....

19:41

Ex-Secret Service Agent Claims Biden Engaged in Weinstein-Level Groping "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars.com

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An ex-Secret Service agent is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in Weinstein-level sexual assault and that he would walk around the VP residence late at night completely naked.

According to Big League Politics Cassandra Fairbanks, a Secret Service agent who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that Biden would mess with every single woman or teen, and that a Christmas get-together at the VPs house had to be canceled because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriends asses.

He also said that the Service often had to protect female agents from him and that Biden was prone to parading around the VP residence late at night with no clothes on.

I mean, Stark naked Weinstein level stuff, said the agent.

During one alleged incident in 2009, Biden cupped the breast of a Secret Service agents girlfriend during a photo, prompting the agent to shove Biden and almost hit him. The agent was subsequently suspended for a week, according to the source.

Men would often stand in front of female agents and Navy women or create false pretenses to have them leave the room just to get them away from Biden, according to the agent.

Best-selling author Ronald Kessler previously claimed in his book that Biden was fond of swimming naked and that female Secret Service agents found that offensive.

In a February 2015 article entitled What are we going to do about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?, the Washington Posts Alexandra Petri highlighted...

Ex-Secret Service Agent Claims Biden Engaged in Weinstein-Level Groping "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Paul Joseph Watson at Infowars.com

joe-biden

An ex-Secret Service agent is claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in Weinstein-level sexual assault and that he would walk around the VP residence late at night completely naked.

According to Big League Politics Cassandra Fairbanks, a Secret Service agent who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that Biden would mess with every single woman or teen, and that a Christmas get-together at the VPs house had to be canceled because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriends asses.

He also said that the Service often had to protect female agents from him and that Biden was prone to parading around the VP residence late at night with no clothes on.

I mean, Stark naked Weinstein level stuff, said the agent.

During one alleged incident in 2009, Biden cupped the breast of a Secret Service agents girlfriend during a photo, prompting the agent to shove Biden and almost hit him. The agent was subsequently suspended for a week, according to the source.

Men would often stand in front of female agents and Navy women or create false pretenses to have them leave the room just to get them away from Biden, according to the agent.

Best-selling author Ronald Kessler previously claimed in his book that Biden was fond of swimming naked and that female Secret Service agents found that offensive.

In a February 2015 article entitled What are we going to do about Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?, the Washington Posts Alexandra Petri highlighted a number of incidents where Biden made women feel uncomfortable by getting close and touching them.

There are innumerable videos online that show Biden touching children and whispering into their ears...

19:39

New Semi-Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Navigates Murky Compliance Waters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Semi-Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange Navigates Murky Compliance Waters

Tetra, a new entrant in the cryptocurrency exchange sector, describes itself as a semi-decentralized, peer-to-peer exchange with an emphasis on security and usability: Tetra will help create the next wave of cryptocoin adoption which will benefit all cryptocurrency users from investors to traders to businesses.

The term peer-to-peer exchange tends to suggest the idea of a strong emphasis on privacy and anonymity, as well as a certain level of disdain for Know-Your-Customer (KYC) rules, meddling regulators and authorities. According to Tetras blog post announcement, however, it appears that its approach is at odds with this philosophy:

Tetra understands the importance of practices like KYC and has devoted the resources necessary to implement these processes properly. Users will be able to trade safely with the comfort of knowing that due diligence has been enacted to protect them from potential repercussions.

You may have heard the terrifying accounts of people receiving prison sentences for trading cryptocurrencies on peer-to-peer exchanges, adds the main Tetra website. With Tetra, that is a thing of the past. Route your payments through our fully compliant banking network for a legally sound trading process. We're relieving traders of the burden of obtaining expensive licenses and adhering to cumbersome regulations in order to allow people to focus on what matters: their trades.

While this sounds appealing to compliance-conscious cryptocurrency users and traders, the self-description of Tetra as a semi-decentralized P2P raises questions. In a Reddit discussion, a Tetra representative admits that Tetra is a centralized service, but states that the e...

19:39

Kodaks Ektachrome Reboot is on Track Despite $46M Loss and 425 Layoffs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this year in January, Kodak announced it was bringing back its popular Ektachrome film. After a period of silence and recent news that the company is laying off 425 employees after losing $46 million, theres now some good news: Ektachromes return is still on track.

Kodak published a 40-minute update from its film factory on the current status of its Ektachrome reboot work, and things sound quite positive.

The process is coming along really well, Kodak says. Weve been busy testing and making sure it meets all the expectations that exist in this passionate community.

Kodak is using all new equipment on a much smaller scale to make the film, bringing costs down for smaller manufacturing runs. Continuing to produce the film had been cost-prohibitive before, but now thats becoming less of a factor.

Ektachrome was created in the 1940s and is a reversal film, meaning its a positive image on a transparent base rather than a negative. Kodak ceased manufacturing it in 2013.

The film was manufactured with over 80 ingredients, and when Kodak originally stopped manufacturing the rolls, they lost specific ingredients many of them couldnt be purchased anymore. A huge challenge for Kodak to overcome was simply sourcing all the chemicals and materials required for the...

19:30

Photographers Take Intimate Portraits of Strangers Who Responded to a Craigslist Ad "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Craigslist Encounters Photo Series KremerJohnson

In August 2017, Los Angeles-based photography duo KremerJohnson (Neil Kremer and Cory Johnson) decided to publish a Portrait Subjects Wanted advertisement on Craigslist in search of interesting people to photograph all shapes, races, genders and sizes are welcome. Offering $20 per hour to anyone that applied, the projectentitled Craigslist Encountersinitially attracted around 100 responses. The ad is now running for its third time, and so far, 30 people have been photographed. The result is a growing series of intimate portraits that capture the unique qualities of human beings.

Heres how it works: once a person responds to the Craigslist ad, they receive questions via email, asking about their lifestyle and hobbies. The trusting participants are then asked to provide contact details so that they can schedule a photoshoot appointment. The next challenge is to create an environment where the subject feels comfortable in front of the camera. Being good listeners allows the person being photographed to really relax and tell us who they are, explains Kremer. Each portrait is styled according to the person. Whether in their own home, or a location of their choice, the subjects work together with the photographers on every creative decision. So far, only two of the participants have actually accepted the $20 payment. Most walk away loving the project and happy to have played a role, says Kremer.

KremerJohnson are currently looking for willing participants based in Los Angeles. If thats you, you can apply via their Craigslist ad. The series is due to finish by March 2018.

Photography duo KremerJohnsons photo seriesCraigslist Encountersfeatures portraits of complete strangers found on Craigslist.

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19:30

Motor soft starters and VFD for off grid "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Or at the very least I'm reducing power consumption while atempting to inch my way off grid.

My first small step towards off grid was power factor correcting my air compressors and welding machines. Originally I did this to allow then to work better on long extension cords, be more efficient and make then draw less amps.

Next step, will be to greatly reduce starting inrush current on air comoressors.

To do this I am going to try the simplest solution first. And that is a using a closed...

Motor soft starters and VFD for off grid

19:25

Homeland Security to Release Chemicals into the Air to Simulate a Biological Terror Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Jay Syrmopoulos

A planned simulation of a chemical and biological attack has people questioning the impact of the drill on human and environmental health.

Newkirk, OK The Department of Homeland Security plans to conduct chemical and biological testing near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma in January and February, and again in June and July, to determine how much protection people would receive from being inside a house or an apartment in the event of a biological terrorist attack, according to a statement on the Homeland Security website.

The DHS press release notes:

The study is part of the Departments ongoing commitment to preparedness and the shared responsibility of protecting the nations critical infrastructure. The purpose of this study is to gather data that enhances our predictive capabilities in the event of a biological agent attack.  Specifically, this work will help in predicting the extent to which an intentional release of a biological agent may penetrate single family and multi-family structures. These tests will release inert chemicals and biological materials that will be used to measure the amount of material that penetrates the buildings under varied conditions.

   SEE: Australia Thunderstorm Asthma Symptoms Persist: Looks Like Biowarfar...

19:20

How to Listen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to MEDIA INDIGENA, a weekly Indigenous current affairs podcast hosted by Rick Harp. Hear the latest episode below, or catch our earlier shows. Subscribe here.

PLAY EPISODE 88:

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19:19

Dear Boss: Im Not Lazy or UncommittedIm Recovering from Trauma. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A warning like this feels like a sledgehammer to my self-worthand I understand why you gave it.

19:14

Photo Salon in SF Turns Phone Photos Into Fine Art Prints in 30 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Neomodern is a new startup in San Francisco that turns smartphone photos into fine art prints while giving owners a memorable, educational, and inspiring experience along the way.

Located on Union Street, Neomodern was founded by Michael Rubin, previously a Senior Innovator at Adobe.

This idea had been nagging on me and I just gave in and did it this year, Rubin tells PetaPixel.

There are two components to Neomodern: a printing side and a gallery side.

For printing, Neomodern invites anyone to walk in with their smartphones. The staff consists of experienced professional fine art printers who will guide you through the entire process of turning your digital photos into high-quality prints.

Neomodern is reviving the old tradition of the printmaster, Rubin says.

After helping you select the photo youd like to print, the staff guides you through the concierge printing service, editing the photos in Lightroom and Photoshop before turning them into large, archival prints.

Finally, Neomodern will cut a custom mat and help you frame the print.

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19:13

25 Quotes to Soothe the Feminist Soul. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Feminism has been such a powerful movement for me to discover. I was raised in the South---Southern Baptist, at that---and there was always a part of me that wondered why things were the way that they were---why I never saw any leaders who were women. Why women were expected to look a certain way, act a certain way, smile at everyone, and pretty much just always be so damn polite.

19:11

Cancer Is a Lifestyle Disease: Researchers Make the Connection Between Food, Obesity and the Big "C" "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Michelle SimmonsHow you live your life affects your health, either positively or negatively. Having a healthy lifestyle is a must if you want to be free from diseases. Studies reveal that food, obesity and cancer are related to each other.
Read more

19:01

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts at Deutsche Bank are finally admitting that state-run fiat currencies are becoming obsolete. For years, blockchain entrepreneurs and other critics of central banking have been branded either conspiracy theorists or criminals. But recently, those controversial opinions about the inevitable changes coming to the worlds financial system are being echoed by mainstream pundits.

Deutsche Banks top strategist, Jim Reid, recently articulated a view on the economy that is shared by many but rarely talked about:

Central banks and governments which have dined out on the 35 year secular, structural decline in inflation are not able to prevent it rising as raising interest rates to suitable levels would risk serious economic contraction given the huge debt burden economies face. As such they are forced to prioritise low interest rates and nominal growth over inflation control which could herald in the beginning of the end of the global fiat currency system that begun with the abandonment of Bretton Woods back in 1971.

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The most surprising part came when he acknowledged the crucial role cryptocurrencies may play in the move away from unbacked paper money.

Although the current speculative interest in cryptocurrencies is more to do with blockchain technology than a loss of faith in paper money, at some point there will likely be some median of exchange that becomes more universal and a competitor of paper money.

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The peoples...

19:00

Sledgehammers and High Heels Find a Modern Pairing in Kelly Reemtsens New Paintings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Painter Kelly Reemtsen (previously) paints images of anonymous women in thick impasto. The pieces juxtapose high fashion with tools and other construction equipment, placing sequenced high heels alongside sledgehammers and hefty axes. The colorfully painted works are Reemtsens comment on modern femininity. By placing tools in each of her subjects hands, the LA-based artist showcases that having feminine identification doesnt mean fitting into a predetermined role.

Reemtsen is represented by Detroit-based David Klein Gallery and Lyndsey Ingram in London. You can view more of her fashionably dressed subjects on her website.

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19:00

Rabid Anti-Trumper Arrested For Threatening To Go On A Killing Spree "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A rabid anti-Trumper has been arrested in California for placing menacing videos of himself tossing around threats on YouTube. David Kenneth Smith, a 39-year-old leftist actually recorded himself threatening to go on a killing spree.

According to PJ Media, Smith was arrested in Orange County, California, on November 2 following an investigation involving the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats after threatening a university professor through emails and posting threatening YouTube videos in one he talked about going on a killing spree. Police also recovered nine loaded firearms all registered to Smith after his arrest, according to Orange County Sheriffs Department officials.

Smith, who attended Soka University, sent an instructor a link to a YouTube video that showed him sitting with a semiautomatic pistol on his chest talking about the university, according to the Sheriffs Department. After Smith sent the menacing video, police were called by the instructor and Smith was arrested.

According to the LA Times, in another video, posted last week, Smith goes on a strange rant about choosing between suicide and mass murder in a video titled What Good Does Killing Ever Do? In that video, he explored the pros and cons of going on a killing spree, and decided that it sounded like a great idea compared to dying or committing suicide.

Should I be homeless or go on a killing spree? he asks in the video. I think being homeless is an entirely artificial situation. I wasnt born here to obey every rule you guys ever made, OK? I was born to be who I am.

But his odd video titled Stories From College is equally disturbing. Hes seen laying in a bathtub w...

Rabid Anti-Trumper Arrested For Threatening To Go On A Killing Spree "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

davidkennethsmith

A rabid anti-Trumper has been arrested in California for placing menacing videos of himself tossing around threats on YouTube. David Kenneth Smith, a 39-year-old leftist actually recorded himself threatening to go on a killing spree.

According to PJ Media, Smith was arrested in Orange County, California, on November 2 following an investigation involving the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats after threatening a university professor through emails and posting threatening YouTube videos in one he talked about going on a killing spree. Police also recovered nine loaded firearms all registered to Smith after his arrest, according to Orange County Sheriffs Department officials.

Smith, who attended Soka University, sent an instructor a link to a YouTube video that showed him sitting with a semiautomatic pistol on his chest talking about the university, according to the Sheriffs Department. After Smith sent the menacing video, police were called by the instructor and Smith was arrested.

According to the LA Times, in another video, posted last week, Smith goes on a strange rant about choosing between suicide and mass murder in a video titled What Good Does Killing Ever Do? In that video, he explored the pros and cons of going on a killing spree, and decided that it sounded like a great idea compared to dying or committing suicide.

Should I be homeless or go on a killing spree? he asks in the video. I think being homeless is an entirely artificial situation. I wasnt born here to obey every rule you guys ever made, OK? I was born to be who I am.

But his odd video titl...

19:00

Two Million Wondrous Nature Illustrations Put Online by The Biodiversity Heritage Library "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are we truly in the midst of a human-caused sixth mass extinction, an era of biological annihilation? Many scientists and popular science writers say yes, using terms like Holocene or Anthropocene to describe what follows the Ordovician, Devonian, Permian, Triassic, and Cretaceous periods. Peter Brannen, author of extinction history The Ends of the Earth has found at least one scientist who thinks the concept is junk. But Brannen quotes some alarming statistics. Chilling, even. Until very recently, he writes, all vertebrate life on the planet was wildlife. But astoundingly, today wildlife accounts for only 3 percent of earths land animals; human beings, our livestock, and our pets take up the remaining 97 percent of the biomass almost half of the earths land has been converted into farmland.

This state of affairs does not bode well for the millions of remaining species getting edged out of their environments by agribusiness and climate change. We learn from extinctions past that the planet rebounds after unimaginable catastrophe. Life really does go on, though it may take millions of years to recover. But the current forms of life may disappear before their time. If we want to understand what is at stake besides our own fragile fossil-fuel based civilizations, we need to connect to life emotionally as well as intellectually. Short of globe-hopping physical immersion in the earths biodiversity, we could hardly do better than immersing ourselves in the tradition of naturalist writing, art, and photography that brings the world to us.

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19:00

15+ Heartwarming Celebratory Reactions as Australia Votes Yes for Same-Sex Marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Love is love, and we were reminded of this simple fact with the recent marriage equality survey in Australia. On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, it was announced that 7.8 million Australians61.6% of its voting populationsupport same-sex marriage and its legalization.

The results were a long time coming; as early as 2007, there was polling to suggest that a majority of the country was in favor of marriage equality. But due to politics, putting public opinion into law has been a slow process thats years behind other English-speaking countries. In 2004, the then-prime minister John Howard altered the Marriage Act that clarified the definition as the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others.

After more than a decade of activism, the issue came to vote as part of a national postal survey. Although voluntary, 79.5% of voters made their voices heard. Now, the parliament will have to debate how to turn this into the law of the land.

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said of the survey: They voted yes for fairness, yes for commitment, yes for love. And now it is up to us here in the parliament of Australia to get on with it, to get on with the job the Australian people asked us to do and get this done.

The result of the inquiry and its massive support is something to celebrateand many Australians did just that. See how some of them reacted (including the Sydney Opera House) in the photos below.

On Wednesday, November 15, Australia had a postal survey that voted on the issue of marriage equality.

The results were overwhelmingly in favor of it6...

19:00

Kickstarter Unveils Drip: Subscription Crowdfunding for Long-Term Projects "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lots of photographers and creators, particularly from the YouTube world, have been relying on subscription crowdfunding services such as Patreon to provide a constant source of income from supporters. Theres now a new competitor in the space: Kickstarter has just announced a Patreon competitor called Drip.

Drip was a small crowdfunding scheme for music artists until it was acquired by Kickstarter two years ago. Now the crowdfunding giant has relaunched Drip to work for all kinds of creators, including photographers looking to find supporters for long-term photo work.

Kickstarter is for projects, Drip is for people, says Kickstarter regarding the difference between its two brands.

A unique selling point of Drip is its founding memberships. Each creator can have a period of time where supporters can join as founding members. These will bring special rewards or status for jumping in early.

In contrast to the Kickstarter platform, Drip does not require a target to be reached before funding is released. Support is on an ongoing, month-to-month basis.

Drip is a standalone website but it will work seamlessly with users from Kickstarter. Accounts will work on both websites, so it will be even easier for users to support creators.

Kickstarter also says that it doesnt want users to feel stuck to their platform once theyve started amassing supporters. Creators will actually be able to export data from Drip, and the company will even help creators securely transfer subscription and payments information to other subscription platforms.

Drip is currently an invite-only platform, and theres no word yet on when it will be opened up to the general public without invites.

(via Kicks...

18:57

Evidence Mounts: Plague Outbreak Is an Engineered Depopulation Bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Evidence Mounts: Plague Outbreak Is an Engineered Depopulation Bioweapon For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Thousands of people have been infected and over 143 are now reported dead from the plague outbreak thats now threatening Africa, reports the UK Daily Mail. Health officials are unsure how this years outbreak began, reports the paper. Experts warn the disease spreads quicker in heavily populated areas. Isnt it interesting that just as Prince []

Source: Evidence Mounts: Plague Outbreak Is an Engineered Depopulation Bioweapon Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

18:56

Loci Announces Whitelist Registration "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

November 15, 2017, Reston, Virginia  Leader in DIY patent research, Loci, announces that their whitelist registration for their upcoming token sale is now open.  The Loci Token Sale is scheduled from December 6-31, 2017. The exclusive first round of the token sale will take place December 6-8, 2017 and is only available to those who have pre-registered on the whitelist. The whitelist registration secures a spot to purchase Locis native LOCIcoin utilitarian tokens.  LOCIcoin tokens fuel InnVenn, a blockchain integrated platform for intellectual property discovery and mining. The LOCIcoin tokens can be used for staking inventions on the blockchain and for the buying and selling of IP assets.

Loci recently implemented updates to their token structure and distribution strategy.  Upon listening to the requests of InnVenn community members, Loci will now make up to 50% of all LOCIcoin will be available to the launch supporters, an increase from their original 35% release.  Hard capped at $19 million, Loci plans to use the funds from the token sale for marketing and continuing operations.

Loci has also employed a token sale referral program.  The referral program gives a 5% bonus to the referring party of the total amount purchased by the referred party for those who sign up through referral links.  For more information on the token sale, visit Locis website.

For media inquiries, please contact Jesse Lucas at Melrose PR Jesse(at)melrosepr(dot)com or call (310) 260-7901.

About Loci
Loci, a leader in DIY patent research, is built on patented technology nearly a decade in the making. Loci is applying its search engine to a decentralized database for patent research, discovery, and licensing. The company uses a combination of intuitive user interfaces, machine learning, and blockchain technology to optimize this process. Locis token sale will begin on December 6th. For more information, please refer to the whitepaper or join Locis Telegram.

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18:55

Superstar Megachurch Founder Caught Molesting 4-Year-Old Girl "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Pastor Robert J. Bob Coy, founder of Floridas biggest megachurch, is accused of molesting a 4-year-old-girl. Coy, the founder and former Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sexually abused at least one girl for over a decade, starting when the victim was only 4-years-old. The victim told police that Pastor []

18:52

Yerba Mate Enhances Cellular Energy and Metabolism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Joe Battaglia

In South America, Yerba Mate has been grown and taken medicinally for centuries. Researchers have shown that use of the herb over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.

Some of the most important antioxidant enzymes in the body are induced by mate. It is rich in polyphenols and displays high antioxidant activity. Its also a cancer killer. Mate tea drinkers experience a significant increase in the activity of an enzyme that promotes HDL (good) cholesterol which prevents fats from oxidizing. Mate is traditionally steeped and served in a hollow calabash gourd (itself called a mate) and drunk through a metal straw called a bombilla. You can also make mate in a standard automatic coffee maker. Just put the mate where you would normally put the coffee grounds.

This new study, which supports the anti-obesity effect of long-term supplementation with yerba mate, and its beneficial effects on related metabolic disorders, is published in Journal of Medicinal Food, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Medicinal Food website.

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18:46

This is the Place that Love Calls Home. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If love is in the smallest things, then it's in those mindful moments of kindness and compassion. It's in the attention paid and the care taken. It requires us to ignore the ever-tempting distraction of entertainment and to tune in instead to all of the people we encounter.

18:44

Scorpio New Moon Ritual November 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Scorpio New Moon on November 18th, is all about transformation and rebirth. It is all about shedding our skin and stepping into the new.

We have all been on a journey of new beginnings this year, and the Scorpio New Moon will act like a culmination or birthing point of this energy.

After a year of trials, challenges and growing pains, we are now ready to access deeper levels of our soul and step into a new potential.

By peeling back the layers and uncovering a new layer, we can not only transform our lives but we can also gain a deeper understanding of who we really are and what journey or lessons our soul has come here to share.

In order to harness this potent rebirth energy and to blossom into your fullest potential, here is a ritual idea that will help you to feel reborn and renewed.

Scorpio New Moon Salt Scrub Ritual 2017

This ritual is best done between November 18th -30th

You will need:

  • Glass/Plastic jar or container (preferably with a lid)
  • Sea Salt/Himalayan Salt
  • Olive Oil/Almond Oil/Jojoba Oil (whatever oil you have to put on your skin)
  • Your favorite essential oils
  • Your favorite crystal
  • Sage for smudging
  • Pen and Paper

Directions:

1.) Before you begin any ritual it is important that your space and aura are cleansed. Using sage or your favoirte smudging tool, cleanse your aura and then your entire space. Be sure to also cleanse the ingredients that you are using for your salt scrub. Use the following affirmation or write your own

I cleanse and release any energy that is not mine to hold. I replace this energy with love, light and healing. I heal my mind, my body and my surroundings. I recharge the energy that surrounds me now so only love and light will remain.

2.) Now its time to make the salt scrub. Get your container, add about 2 tablespoons of salt and a drizzle of oil. You want the salt to be oily to the touch, but not swimming in the oil.

3.) Next, add 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oils and then mix it around till its combined. If you want to get really luxurious you can also add dried flowers and herbs if you have them on hand. Close the lid and place your crystal on top of the container.

4.) Now, take your pen and paper. Take a few minutes to still your mind and then write down what you would like to release and bring in to your life starting with Thank You Universe.  For example-

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18:44

Bitcoin Price Watch; Trading The Crossover "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

So thats another day done for our bitcoin price trading efforts and yet again weve seen an incredible amount of volatility hit the charts as price has matured towards the daily close. Were seeing an awful lot of this sort of action of late breakout, run, consolidation type stuff and this has made for some pretty great trading conditions so far this week. Were now heading into the close of the European session and weve got the US late afternoon (as well as the Europe-US crossover) right ahead of us. What we would love to see is some more of the sort of action outlined above.

This will allow us to enter the latter half of the week in a real strong position and should make closing out the week for a net gain relatively simple.

So, with this in mind, lets get some levels outlined that we can use to take advantage of price action id we see the type of movement we are looking for. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand and where we are looking to jump in and out of the markets if and when things move.

The chart is a one-minute candlestick chart and its got our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session this evening comes in as defined by support to the downside at 7150 and resistance to the upside at 7217. We are going to look at jumping in long on a close above resistance, with an initial upside take profit target placed at 7265. Conversely, if we get a close below support, well jump in short towards a downside target of 7080.

Lets see what happens.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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18:44

Intuitive Astrology: November New Moon 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Scorpio New Moon on November 18th is deeply personal and transformative, and is going to touch all of us on a soul level.

Scorpio is the sign that rules over the transformative art of death and rebirth.

Every day when the Sun sets we experience a type of death and everyday when the Sun rises we experience a type of rebirth.

Life is always giving us opportunities to shed ourselves and to be reborn into something new, and that is exactly what this New Moon energy is beckoning us to do.

This is not a rebirthing process that will happen overnight. In fact, chances are you may have been rebirthing yourself since the Scorpio Full Moon which happened back in May 2017.

Perhaps think back to what was unfolding for you during the month of May. Perhaps think back to what you were called to let go of and release in your life.

Perhaps it has been since this time that you have been shedding the layers and ending all that no longer serves you. Perhaps it has been since this time that you have had to let go and release so you can be reborn.

Back in May 2017, I lost my sister due to aggressive cancer. Her demise happened very quickly and her death was very sudden and unexpected.

Since this time I have really been able to understand death and life on a whole new level. The cycle of death and rebirth has felt very literal to me, and there has been a lot of grief to wade through.

While this may not be your experience, perhaps you can relate in someway. Perhaps there is something you have had to let go or grieve in order to be reborn.

Death in any form always carries varying degrees of pain, however if we can look beyond to the rebirth phase, perhaps we can see that there is always a purpose and there is always a new opportunity.

Even though the Sun bids us farewell every night, it always rises again and it always brings new opportunities and a chance to start again.

Embrace this as your mantra during the Scorpio New Moon, and open yourself to the fact that life is always bringing second chances and new opportunities.

To help navigate through this New Moon energy, pay attention to what needs to be released from your life and reflect on all the deaths that have transpired not just over the last 6 months, but over the entire year.

Look back and see how you have grown, look back and see just how far you have come. Look back and give yourself a pat on the back, because even if you made mistakes, even if things did not go the way you intended them to do, you made it and here you are, reading this article and finding ways to improve yourself.

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18:42

One suspect, three cops, one front door. What can go wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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18:35

Highly Detailed Close-Ups of Amazing Hyper Realistic Pencil Drawings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Kohei Ohmori is a 22-year-old artist from Japan who has been garnering buzz online for his amazing, hyper realistic pencil drawings. The artist purportedly spends upwards of 200 hours on each drawing and has been sharing his progress on Twitter and more recently, Instagram.

In the detailed close-ups and progress shots below, you can also get a glimpse at Ohmoris toolbox of carefully sharpened pencils. For more, check out his artwork at the links below.

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18:33

Bitcoin climbs to $13,500 in Zimbabwe following news of military coup and currency shortages "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin is trading at $13,500 in Zimbabwe, at almost double the value of the cryptocurrency on international exchanges. Demand for bitcoin has surged dramatically in the cash-strapped African country after the military seized power on Wednesday. According to the local exchange Golix, the price of bitcoin has risen almost 10 percent in Zimbabwe on news of the coup. The country also faces serious shortages of hard currency. Zimbabwe hasn't had its own currency since 2009 when hyperinflation wiped out the local dollar. In 2008, the central bank printed a 100 trillion note, and inflation topped 500 billion percent. Since then, Zimbabwe has been using the US dollar and South African rand, among other currencies.

18:31

Science Fiction No More: A Real Clone On Video and Their Future Plans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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18:28

A Tale of 17th-Century Witchcraft Staged in NYCs Oldest House "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Wyckoff House before <em>The Visitation</em> (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)The Wyckoff House before The Visitation (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

For three nights in early November, New York Citys oldest home was haunted by a 17th-century tale of witchcraft. After sunset, by lantern and candlelight, six actors prowled through the historic rooms of the Wyckoff House in Canarsie, Brooklyn, performing a play inspired by a true case of demonic influence. Called The Visitation, it was created by Witness, a new immersive theater company.

The Wyckoff House before <em>The Visitation</em> (courtesy Witness)The Wyckoff House before The Visitation (courtesy Witness)

I attended one of the performances staged between November 3 and 5; like each of the roughly 40 audience members, I only witnessed a fragment of the story. As the family in this farmhouse, along with two visiting priests, examined the afflictions that kept their daughter bedridden, other conflicts about faith, relationships, and possession emerged. Audience members could decide whom to follow, discovering perhaps that the father may be poisoning the young woman and causing her fits (played with Exorcist-like contortions by Rae Haas), or that the younger priest (an unnervingly dogmatic Brian Lore Evans) may be the most dangerous, with the absolute conviction of his belief in the devils presence. As directed by Drew Gregor...

18:27

Roarr! the perfect JSON logger for Node.js and browser "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zero-configuration, out of process transports and adheres to the Twelve Factors

The past 8 months I have been creating GO2CINEMA. This web application allows users to discover showtimes. They can also book cinema tickets across the world.

The platform grew to over +50 distinct services. The services support data aggregation, normalization, validation, analysis, distribution, invalidation, and more. Some of these services run in high replication environments, into the hundreds.

I needed to know when things break. And I needed to be able to correlate logs across all these services to identify the issue.

Running services in high-concurrency you need to be able to pin point when and what breaks.

I needed a logger that did not exist.

Existing loggers

For a long time I have been a big fan of using debug. Debug is simple to use, works in Node.js and browsers, does not require configuration and it is fast. However, problems arise when you need to parse logs. Anything but one-line text messages cannot be parsed in a safe way.

To log structured data, I have been using Winston and Bunyan. These packages are great for application-level logging. I have preferred Bunyan because of the Bunyan CLI program used to pretty-print logs.

However, these packages require program-level configuration. When constructing an instance of a logger, you need to define the transport and the log-level. This makes them unsuitable for use in code designed for use by other applications.

Then there is pino. Pino is a fast JSON logger. Its CLI program is equivalent to Bunyan. It decouples transports, and it has a sane default configuration. Yet you still need to instantiate logger instance at the application-level. This makes it more suitable for application-level logging like Winston and Bunyan.

I needed a logger that:

In other words a logger that:......

18:25

In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and Chinas move away from coal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy is provided by electricity. Theres a slow, but apparently inexorable move away from coal in China. And theres a surge in natural gas and oil production in the US.

These are just some of the insights in the latest annual World Energy Outlook (WEO), which was published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) this week. Specifically, some of the WEOs key points include:

  • Solar power will be cheaper than coal, on average, in China, India and the US between 2025 and 2030.
  • Renewables will make up two-thirds of total global investment in new power plants and will be the single largest source of additional energy added up to 2040.
  • By 2040, China will add electricity generation equivalent to the entire US power system. India will add electricity generation the size of the EU.
  • Chinese coal use will peak in the next few years and fall 15% by 2040.
  • One out of four cars on the road in China will be electric by 2040.
  • However, current and planned new policies are still far from enough to avoid severe impacts of climate change.

The hefty 763-page report provides three different scenarios of what the world might look like in 2040: one where current policies are followed; one where new policies are introduced in-line with Paris Agreement commitments; and one where nations quickly take steps to limit warming to no more than 2C.

The report examines the different ways in which the worlds use of energy might change over the next two decades in each of these scenarios.

Scenarios of future energy use

The IEA, an international intergovernmental organisation established in 1974 in the wake of the oil crisis, releases an annual World Energy Outlook report projecting future energy trends over the next few decades.

The figure below shows the three future energy scenarios in this years report, along with the relative mix of energy sources used and resulting CO2 emissions

  • The current policies scenario (left-hand chart) envisions no new government programmes to support clean energy or efficiency.
  • The new policies scenario (middle) shows where new policies are adopted in-line with Paris Agreement commitments and other policies that have been announced, but not yet implemented.
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18:16

Why We Didnt Potty Train (and what we did instead). "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"





My son turns 3 this month, and over the last year I have had many people ask me how long he has been potty trained when they notice he isnt wearing a diaper. When I tell them he has been fully (night and day) out of diapers since right before he turned two last year, they want to know how I did it. I can see their excitement as they think maybe I have a trick to help them, because usually they are really struggling to get their child to use the toilet. When I tell them we didnt potty train, they look confused and resign to the fact that I must have a special or unicorn child. As his mother, I certainly think so ( ), but I also believe that as a general rule, we dont need to train children to use the toilet.

I want to start off by saying that the use of disposable diapers is unique to western culture. There are so many other cultures who dont suffer through what we know as potty training, and their children grow up not defecating on themselves just fine. First, (like so many things I write about) it is important to be willing to let go of some of your ideas about children and how they work/what they need. If we can be open to the fact that so many of our ideas are based in non truths then it will be easier to approach something like using the toilet with a brand new perspective. So how did I get my son to use the toilet without training him to?


  1. I normalized using the toilet from day one.

I didnt wait until some arbitrary time in his life to introduce the concept of a toilet and not urinating on himself. I made sitting in his own poo and pee not normal from day one. I made using the toilet normal from day one. Some people call this Elimination Communication (EC), but you dont even have to do it full time. My son still wore diapers, mostly in public and at night. Even with a diaper on, I made it a point to take him to the bathroom and hold him ove...

18:14

A Life without Suffering is not the Life I Want. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We learn through struggle. We find ourselves through the chaos. We learn what it means to be alive through mastering difficult situations---and this is something I am constantly reminding myself about.

18:14

Bitcoin Is Back Above $7K, Bitcoin Cash Slumps "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After a rocky weekend for BTC because of the Bitcoin Cash SegWit2X debacle, it appears that Bitcoin is back, settling over $7K, and BCH is slumping back toward $1K.

18:14

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Fascinating "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



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18:10

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Faces Extradition Hearing Next Month "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An alleged money laundered tied to the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and wanted by both Russia and the U.S. will attend an extradition hearing next month.

18:00

A Cruel and Comic Allegory of Destroyed Masculinity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Still from The Killing of a Sacred Deer (All photos by Jima (Atsushi Nishijima), courtesy A24)

Da-aaad! Bobs dying!!!

Cue medium close-up of child in a wheelchair, eyes dripping red as he stares blankly on.

Gallows humor takes many forms, but perhaps none so Pantone black as kiddos bleeding from the eyes from a sudden, undiagnosable ailment least of all moon-faced American boys named Bob. Of course, nothing should really shock us coming from Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek equivalent of Lars Von Trier (sans, perhaps, the joyless misogyny). From an adult sibling knocking out her dogtooth with a hand weight to a sibling-turned-dog kicked to death by a sociopathic vixen, Lanthimoss raison dtre seems to be inventing new ways to disgust and disquiet.

Spoiler: little Bob indeed perishes in the directors latest feature, Killing of a Sacred Deer. And it definitely isnt pretty. In a film that doles  out justice so mercilessly it can only be called Greek, Killing is cruel enough to boil his 2016 The Lobster alive. But what balances the horror is a signature deadpan that dulls any stabbing pathos. Ten-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic), his teenage sister Kim (Raffey Cassidy, also suddenly stricken by a mysterious disease in which she cant move any part of her body below the waist), mom (Nicole Kidman) and, perhaps most importantly, dad  (Colin Farrell) are the paragon of success, but theyre also a joke of a nuclear family. Read allegorically, as the title and smattering of references to...

18:00

How to Let Go of Things: One Essential Tip To Make Minimizing Easy and Sustainable "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Marie Kondos book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, was released in 2014, an intense new wave of minimalism swept the country. People were getting rid of things left and right while espousing the joys of living with less. Communities like The Minimalists had been building steam for a while and there seemed to be a new movement within the interiors community that decided less is most definitely more. But with that movement came criticism. Lots of it. Mainly around the the idea that these new ideals were steeped in classism and elitism. And while I agree with a lot of those critiques, I think theres always a grey area between both extremes were the truth seems to lie.

Thinking about minimalism has been a healthy way for me to better examine the reasons I buy and hold on to things

When Roshanda Cummings and Erin Johnson (below) shared their 10 Tips for Living Minimally Longterm with us last month, one of their ideas really stuck with me. They said to remember that you will always, Begin Again. Meaning, youll inevitably buy something new and end up doing another round of tossing/donating/giving to edit things down. Their long-term approach really clicked with my changing worldview, which is more about small, sustainable commitments rather than grand gestures. Their advice made me think about why finding more meaning in and appreciation for the things I do have is so important to maintain over t...

17:54

Photographer Apologizes for Editing Actress Hair Out of Cover Photo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A photographer is publicly apologizing this week after actress Lupita Nyongo took to social media to complain that her hair had been edited out of a cover photo on the womens magazine Grazia.

Nyongo is a Kenyan-Mexican actress who won an Oscar for her role in the film 12 Years a Slave.

The controversy started when Nyongo saw her cover photo on Grazia and noticed that a large portion of her hair had been edited out and smoothed to make it appear that she had short hair.

She then posted messages to her social media accounts complaining about the editing. On Twitter, she accused the magazine of manipulating the photo to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like.


Nyongo wrote a longer message on Instagram, saying that she would not have consented to the cover photo had she been consulted about the change.

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17:47

Unicorn Riot to Premier Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

for Earth First! Newswire

Minneapolis, MN Unicorn Riot premieres its first full-length documentary Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story on November 17th, 2017.

November 14th, 2017: Unicorn Riot will hold a theatrical premiere of the non-commercial creative commons documentary film Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story on November 17th, 2017 at The Parkway Theater 4814 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Doors will open 6:30 PM and the film will start at 7:30 PM. The premiere will be followed by a question and answer session with members of Unicorn Riot.

An after-party at The Red Sea, 320 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN begins at 11:00 PM and lasts until bar close. Performances by various artists, include Minneapolis Punk Folk Ungrateful Little String Band, followed by Indigenous hip-hop artist Alas, and DJ MTHERRSA.

On November 18, 2017, Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL Story will be made available online, for free, at https://www.unicornriot.ninja/black-snake-killaz-2017/

Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story (120 mins) chronicles the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline from April 2016 through March 2017. The film highlights actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and investigates actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest. Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events
that unfolded in Standing Rock and brings you a raw front line experience of direct actions. Although the Dakota Access Pipeline was completed, the impact of the resistance movement will be long-lasting.
The importance of the water protectors story grows as fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the world.

Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story is one of the many stories that has emerged from the #NoDAPL movement. Unicorn Riot offers Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story as a public resource to provide a concise...

17:45

Global Mind Energy Report: Impact of Mass Meditations MODERATE | November 15th, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


by Justin Deschamps

The following report details the current state of geomagnetic activity and resulting effects on human consciousness, which can be used to guide one's activities in meditation, mass meditation, personal energy work, and self-mastery practices.
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17:43

GMO vaccines Making Siblings of Millions of Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GMO-Vaccines Making Siblings of Millions of Children, Teens and College Students: Who Can They Safely Have Children With In The Future?

All the vaccines for kids are GMO.  The instability that Jeffrey Smith lists for agricultural GMOs all apply to the vaccines.

1.  GMO vaccines genetically engineer - alter the DNA of - anyone receiving them, using the very same method used to genetically engineer seeds.  Children are being genetically engineered.  See:  http://salem-news.com/articles/july172011/murdoch-vaccines-wn.php

2.  The GMO material is patented, just as with seeds.  Who owns children's blood, organs, bones, etc. if they include patented IP?  We know how Monsanto acts about ownership. 

3.  Did you agree to have patented corporate intellectual property inside your child?  No?  Then it's a contract or IP law violation because it wasn't disclosed to you.

4.  The GMO material injected into your child added new DNA strains to your child's DNA - from insect, pigs, monkey, viruses, etc.  For the first time in human history, a new parental line has been added to children's genetic heritage - mother's DNA, father's DNA, insect DNA.  Did you agree to this rape of your child's DNA by strangers, by other species?

5.  Did you agree to having your genetic heritage, 10s or 1000s of years in the making and unique - beyond priceless intellectual property - corrupted in this way?  Were you informed and compensated by the biotech industry in a contract for them to insert their own DNA choices into your child's DNA, your family's genetic heritage?

6.  Did the same GMO-DNA in one vaccine get that injected into other children as well?  Into how many others?  1?  10?  100?  1000?  10,000?  100,000?  A million?  However many children who had the GMO DNA forced into them by injection, are now SIBLINGS (even if only 1/3 siblings  (mother, father, corporate GMO-DNA) of your child by virtue of sharing one parental line.  Were you informed this would be the consequence of the vaccine yo...

17:38

New York City Launches Committee to Review Maternal Deaths "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following in the steps of Baltimore and Philadelphia, New York City is establishing a committee to review deaths and severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, aiming to reduce their toll on expectant and new mothers in the nations largest metropolis.

Theres ample room for improvement: The citys maternal mortality rate is thought to be slightly above average for the U.S., which has the highest such rate in the industrialized world. Of the estimated 700 to 900 deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth nationwide each year, New York City accounts for about 30.

Moreover, the citys outcomes feature a worsening racial divide. Between 2006 and 2010, black women were 12 times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related causes, up from seven times more likely between 2001 and 2005.

The new committee will dig deeper into each maternal death than has previously been possible and, by mining their causes and circumstances, will guide efforts to prevent such tragedies, city health officials said.

We want to advocate for quality improvement, not just in the city [overall], but in all the hospitals in the community, said Dr. Lorraine Boyd, medical director of the city health departments Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health. We want to be able to say that the rates of maternal mortality, that the [racial] gap is closing and that weve put programs in place that are going to lead to that.

The panel (officially named the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee, but already nicknamed M3RC) is scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting in early December and convene four times a year thereafter.

It will have up to 45 members, including not only doctors and nurses, but also doulas, midwives and social workers people in the community, who can better reflect how women live their lives, Boyd observed.

Beyond examining maternal deaths, the panel will also compile and analyze data on severe complications experienced by expectant and new mothers. For every death, experts say there are dozens of cases of such complications, affecting more than 50,000 American women each year.

New York state has had a maternal mortality review committee since 2010 that examined cases statewide, including those in the city; the city has also had its own panel to assess death data in aggregate.

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17:30

10 Superfood Powders and How They Benefit Your Health "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Anna Hunt

As a rule of thumb, half of every meal you eat should be made up of nutrient-rich superfoods, such as fruits and vegetables. When you eat a healthy diet over a long term, youre more likely to prevent chronic illness, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Yet, most people dont eat sufficient amounts of vegetables. Therefore, its smart to supplement your diet in order to benefit your health, and there are plenty of exotic superfood powders that can help you do this.

Theres no denying that the availability of superfood supplements is a good thing. Nevertheless, there are now so many options, it can become overwhelming when deciding which superfood is best for you. Hence, below is a list of some of the more popular superfood powders, with a short description of how they benefit your health.

When choosing a superfood powder, its best to first decide what you want to accomplish (i.e. improve digestion, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation). Then, pick only two or three superfood powders that will help you meet that goal. Finally, make sure you consume them daily with your juices, smoothies and meals, so you can reap the benefits. Sometimes, taking a capsule supplement or tablet may be the best option. Remember, the effects of taking superfood supplements are gradual and increase over time.

1. Moringa

Moringa is a very potent source of plant-based nutrition. About one tablespoon of moringa powder contains the nutrients of one full serving of vegetables. The plant is rich in iron, potassium and Vitamins A, B6 and C. It also offers 17 times more protein than milk and is packed with essential amino acids.

As a natural detoxifier, moringa purifies and nourishes blood, muscle tissues, bone marrow and fat tissues. In addition, it is a powerful antioxidant. Thus, it helps to fight off free radicals that bring on sickness and disease.

17:29

Ingredient In Cows Milk Primary Causal Trigger of Type 1 Diabetes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Maria Andrade

An ingredient in cows milk has now been identified as a type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.

The United States is the worlds largest producer of pasteurized cow milk, but oddly enough it is also one of the worlds smallest consumers. The dairy industry thus has a vested interest in eliminating all raw milk suppliers from the market place to enforce and increase per capita consumption of pasteurized milk which is lagging behind most of the world.

Pasteurized milk is perhaps one of the most nutritionally deficient beverages misappropriately labeled as a perfect food. Raw milk enthusiasts have known for a very long time that unpasteurized milk is the ONLY milk worthy of consumption.

Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamins C, B12 and B6, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.

Seven researchers...

17:27

Watercolor Illustrations That Trace the Dark and Light Elements of Storybook Myths by Amber Ma "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New York-based artist and illustrator Amber Ma subtly integrates elements of darkness into her fantasy-based illustrations. Her inspirations are grounded in childhood stories, such as her series Pinocchio Forest which visually investigates the myth surrounding the storybook puppets long nose. In the series of watercolor and sumi ink works Ma mixes elements of tension and warmth. This contrast interrogates the notion of a lie, presenting how the action can both hurt and protect those closest to us.

Ma received both her BFA and MFA in Illustration from the School of the Visual Arts. This fall she was included in the group exhibition Parallel at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis. You can view more of the illustrators work on her Instagram and Behance.

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17:25

Mesmerizing Fountain Uses Lights to Turn Water into Colorful Shape-Shifting Forms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lamp with Water Fountain Base

The sound of a babbling brook has a calming effect on many people, and it's something they wish to mimic in their home. One way to do this is a water fountain, and engineer Stephen Co has produced a design that combines this natural tranquility with a mesmerizing light show. Called Aquarius, the flowing water has a shape-shifting appearance that changes colorsall within a sleek design that will fit comfortably in your home.

The liquid in the Aquarius indoor water fountain can take many forms. Users can watch streams of water bend, change colors, freeze in place, rise upwards against gravity, split off into multiple streams, Co told My Modern Met in an email, and even display effects such as volcanic lightning or the Northern Lights!

So, how does this effect happen? By using 60 individually addressable LED lights, some or all of the bulbs can be set at a frequency range of 75-100 Hz and projected against a stream of liquid. Since they reflect at various times and places, it creates the illusion of an animation. With the addition of colors, it creates complex hues as well as multi-colored streams.

While the water and its animations are Aquarius' most defining feature, there is more than one way to enjoy the product. It has a standby mode that stops the flow of water and turns it into an accent or night light. Aquarius is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

Using 60 LED lights, engineer Stephen Co has created an indoor water fountain that produces mesmerizing illusions.

Indoor Water Fountain

The water appears to shift shapes, but it's all thanks to clever light projections.

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17:17

FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure Patients With Mental Health Issues Take Their Meds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Mac Slavo

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will ensure that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical big brother. You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth. The patch also records activity levels, sleeping patterns, steps taken, activity, and heart rate, and must be replaced every seven d...

17:10

Journal replaces anti-vaccine paper it retracted for missing conflicts, number of errors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A journal retracted a paper about how conflicts of interest might be influencing research into the link between vaccines and autism because wait for it the authors failed to disclose conflicts of interest. According to the retraction notice, the editors retracted the paper without the authors agreement, because the authors had a host []

The post Journal replaces anti-vaccine paper it retracted for missing conflicts, number of errors appeared first on Retraction Watch.

17:10

Wealth Manager Canaccord: ICOs Could Become Commonplace "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) could one day come to be seen as similar to inital public offerings (IPOs), according to a new report.

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17:05

78 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

34 Uses of Duct Tape for SurvivalUPDATE: Note this is a combined resource, recently updated with all the relevant uses for duct tape that Gaye originally put together! I have always claimed, and not altogether jokingly, that you could build a house with Elmers glue and Duct Tape.  Both items are readily available, relatively inexpensive, and easy to tote around. Given. . . Read More

17:04

Flesh events: Human furniture makes for a disturbing body of work "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The house and the body are palimpsests of life events with their history inscribed into every surface, writes Fiona Roberts in her artists statement describing her sculptural body furniture Intimate Vestiges. They are repositories of treasured moments, of everyday routines and memories,...

17:02

Bye, bye humanity? Pesticides implicated in human infertility? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Human fertility is declining, and recent studies suggest conventional food may be a significant contributor to this disturbing trend, seen in both men and women. Pesticides have repeatedly been implicated in worsening fertility, and one of the most recent studies adds further support to this hypothesis. The study,1,2 published in JAMA Internal Medicine, evaluated the influence of factors known to affect reproduction on the reproductive success of 325 women between the ages of 18 and 45 (mean age 35), who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF). As reported by Time,3"The women in the study filled out detailed questionnaires about their diet, along with other factors that can affect IVF outcomes, like their age, weight and history of pregnancy and live births." High Pesticide Exposure Associated With Reduced IVF Success Using a U.S. government database listing average pesticide residues on food, the researchers estimated each participant's pesticide exposure based on their food questionnaires. On average, women with high pesticide exposure ate 2.3 servings per day of fruits, berries or vegetables known to have high amounts of pesticide residue. Those in the lowest quartile ate less than 1 serving of high-pesticide produce per day. Compared to women with the lowest pesticide exposure, women with the highest amounts of pesticide exposure had an 18 percent lower IVF success rate. They were also 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they did become pregnant. Using modeling, the researchers estimate that exchanging a single serving of high-pesticide produce per day for one with low pesticide load may increase the odds of pregnancy by 79 percent, and the odds of having a live birth by 88 percent.

17:02

Aluminum Dangers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Aluminum in Antiperspirants Linked to Cancer and to Brain Damage from Vaccines
by Rishma Parpia and Barbara Loe Fisher
Published November 14, 2017 | Vaccination, Ingredients

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The use of aluminum in antiperspirants and its link to breast cancer has been report since the 1990s.
  • Due to conflicting studies, public health agencies and stakeholder groups have not ruled out the link between antiperspirants and breast cancer.
  • Aluminum has been known to be a neurotoxin for decades and vaccines contain aluminum adjuvants; however, public health agencies deny aluminum adjuvants cause brain damage and aggressively promote vaccines as safe.
In the 1990s, there was information published linking the use of antiperspirants, underarm shaving and an increased risk of breast cancer.1 The safety concerns were particularly focused on the use of aluminum-based compounds as the active ingredient in antiperspirants.2 Aluminum temporarily plugs the sweat glands blocking the flow of sweat to the surface of the skin, which keeps armpits dry.2
Antiperspirants With Aluminum Must Be Labeled
Public health agencies and medical organizations were quick to deny the link between aluminum containing antiperspirants and cancer and labeled these concerns as rumors and myths. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an article in a July-August 2005 edition of its consumer magazine, which stated:
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17:00

Ding! Ding! The Turkey is Done But is the Baby? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

jez-timms-359124Being pregnant during the holiday season brings a unique component to the time of year that many find full of joyful stress. If your due date falls between early November and early January, that stress can be amped up even further. Will your water break as you pull the turkey from the oven? Will you be able to decorate a tree or light candles with your children or will you be in the hospital laboring? So many questions about the various birth scenarios arise that it might seem like a good idea to schedule an induction to have some small control over birth timing. But is that the best choice for you and your baby when not medically necessary?

Induction of labor frequently increases birth interventions such as fetal monitoring, epidural anesthesia, instrumental delivery, and cesarean section. First-time mothers undergoing induction double their risk of having a cesarean, which increases risks in subsequent pregnancies such as uterine rupture, placenta previa, placenta accreta, and hysterectomy. Though VBACs and induction are compatible in most circumstances, a woman with a prior cesarean has a 33-75% risk of having another cesarean.

If your provider starts a discussion about scheduling an induction right before a holiday, ask questions.

  • Is there a medical reason to start labor?
  • Are there non-medical alternatives to induce labor?
  • Am I or my child in immediate danger if I dont labor now?
  • Is my body ready for labor? (Ask for a Bishop score)
  • What is the research on induction risks and outcomes?
  • Do I need to make a decision now or can I wait?
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17:00

Scientists Look For Signs Of Alien Life On Newly Discovered Planet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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A mere 11 light-years away from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest weve ever found thats temperate enough to potentially host and sustain life. The Earth-sized exoplanet was just discovered and scientists are already searching for signs of life.

Ross 128 b orbits the inactive red dwarf star, Ross 128, in the systems Goldilocks zone. This zone is known as the area in perfect distance from a star to support life. The planet is also probably rocky, not gaseous; and its at a distance from its star that means the temperature could be hospitable to life as we know it.

It was found using the European Southern Observatorys High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) in Chile the most precise instrument of its kind. And it took researchers a long time to nail down. We started to observe this star in July 2005, astronomer Nicola Astudillo-Defru of Geneva Observatory told ScienceAlert. Since 2013, our monitoring started to be more intense, and only after acquiring 157 observations was the signal of the planet strong enough to be detected.

The researchers were able to discover the planet using the radial velocity method of planet detection. This method differs from the transit method we usually hear about but it shows this technique still has a whole lot of potential for finding new exoplanets.

Heres what we know about Ross 128 b so far. Its 1.35 times the mass of Earth. This means its most likely a rocky planet since as far as we know at least, gas planets tend to be giants.

Thats the other point in favour of Ross 128 b being a rocky planet: its relatively close to its host star. In fact, its 20 times closer to its star than Earth is to the Sun, and completes an ent...

Scientists Look For Signs Of Alien Life On Newly Discovered Planet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

space-planets-universe

A mere 11 light-years away from our Solar System, a newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest weve ever found thats temperate enough to potentially host and sustain life. The Earth-sized exoplanet was just discovered and scientists are already searching for signs of life.

Ross 128 b orbits the inactive red dwarf star, Ross 128, in the systems Goldilocks zone. This zone is known as the area in perfect distance from a star to support life. The planet is also probably rocky, not gaseous; and its at a distance from its star that means the temperature could be hospitable to life as we know it.

It was found using the European Southern Observatorys High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) in Chile the most precise instrument of its kind. And it took researchers a long time to nail down. We started to observe this star in July 2005, astronomer Nicola Astudillo-Defru of Geneva Observatory told ScienceAlert. Since 2013, our monitoring started to be more intense, and only after acquiring 157 observations was the signal of the planet strong enough to be detected.

The researchers were able to discover the planet using the radial velocity method of planet detection. This method differs from the transit method we usually hear about but it shows this technique still has a whole lot of potential for finding new exoplanets.

Heres what we know about Ross 128 b so far. Its 1.35 times the mass of Earth. This means its most likely a rocky planet since as far as we know at least, gas planets tend to be giants.

Thats the other point in favour of Ross 128 b being a rocky planet: its relatively close to its host star. In fact, its 20 times closer to its star than Earth is to the Sun, and completes an entire orbit in 9.9 days.

Why isnt it too hot for life? Ross 128 is a cool...

17:00

Meet the 35-Year-Old British Man Who Lives Entirely in the Year 1946 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ben Sansum is something of a young fogey. He's only 35 years old, but he lives in the year 1946. Entirely. The pictures on his wall in his Cambridgeshire home, the supplies in his cupboard, the music played on his turntable, the clothes he wears--everything comes from 1946 and the post WWII era. His motivation is partly aesthetic. He likes living in a period home, he tells us. But it also goes deeper than that. As he notes, our modern world moves so quickly, it sometimes pays to hang onto old world charms.

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16:57

Its Not Bitcoin Classic, Or Bitcoin Cash. Its Bitcoin Clashic! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Welcome to the future of moneyBitcoin Clashic. No use cases, no services, no projects and no walletsbut nevertheless the future of money.

16:54

FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia: Rape, Pillage and Plunder of Planet Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

16:53

Natural Birthcontrol Deodorants dental Care etc Kelly Brogan MD "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


6 Natural Products That Actually Work


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Lessen Your Toxic Load
In your quest to find products that support a healthy, conscious lifestyle, do you sometimes feel like you have to compromise between effective and safe? Weve been led to believe that this is the case, through powerful marketing forces that position chemicals as king, and all-natural as the watered-down, over-priced alternative.
Adding to this confusion is the trend of green packaging. Since the FDA does not regulate what goes into health and beauty products, companies cash-in on health-conscious consumers willing to pay more for clean, safe products. Green, leafy logos and words like all natural can conceal the fact that whats inside the bottle is anything but!
The Need for Safe Alternatives
While consulting a list of toxic products to avoid is easy enough, taking the time to read labels and ingredient lists for literally EVERYTHING you buy can be really taxing, not to mention, a total drag! Perhaps this is why people ask me all the time, What do you use?
To help make your adventures in detox a little easier, I am sharing a short list of some of the natural products that I love, and that you can feel good about using. Most importantly, they work great and feel luxurious!
Six Natural Products that Work
1. Deodorant

There are plenty of lovely, all-natural soaps on the market (heck, one bottle of Doc Bronners lasts forever), but have you tried all-natural deodorants? A long-time stress sweat-erI have too many consumer-disappointment experiences to count. (Turns out theres a lot of room for innovation still in the holistic personal fragrance arena). ) Then I found THE ONE and there was no turning back.
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16:41

Software Firm SAP Accepts 27 New Members To Its Blockchain Program "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The new members of the initiative were announced at the SAP TechEd event in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 14, 2017. The program aims to integrate Blockchain technology into the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing and digital supply chain solutions through the SAP Cloud Platform Blockchain service.

16:36

This Layer-Lapse of NYC Combines Different Times of Day in Each Frame "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back in 2014, time-lapse photographer Julian Tryba released a layer-lapse of Boston that showed different times of day in different parts of each frame. That video went viral and received over a million views. Now Tryba is back with another layer-lapse, this time of New York City in the 3-minute short film above.

Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock, Tryba writes. In the spirit of Einsteins relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene.

Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.

For his Boston layer-lapse, Tryba manually edited and animated the layers and had about 30 layers in each scene. For this NYC layer-lapse, he automated the process using After Effects scripting, allowing the scenes to have up to 300 layers each.

Whats more, his automation takes the background music into account, allowing each note or beat to trigger a change in the layers of the resulting film.

Here are some still frames from the film showing day and night combined in creative ways:

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16:32

WV-DEP Waives 401 Certification for MVP Pipeline (Stream Crossing Damages) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection adjusts Mountain Valley Pipeline permits

From an Article by Charles Young, Clarksburg Telegram, November 1, 2017

CHARLESTON The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted the suspension of the state stormwater permit for EQTs Mountain Valley Pipeline project, according to Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton.

The stormwater permit was suspended in September to allow the state agency to properly respond to all public comments received.

The agency has also chosen to waive the individual 401 certification of the federal permits for the pipeline project. The Army Corps of Engineers recently reissued, with provisions that are specific to West Virginia, the nationwide 12 permit which is used for stream crossings.

These new conditions, when combined with specific requirements that are included in the state stormwater permit, will allow for better enforcement capabilities and enhanced protection of the states waters, Caperton said.

This is a case where the public review and comment system worked especially well, Caperton said. This summer, after months of diligent work, WVDEP put forth for public review and comment a draft certification and permit for the MVP pipeline. As a result of some of the issues that were included in those public comments, our agency developed a revised strategy that will better utilize the state stormwater permit to provide significantly stronger safeguards for the waters of West Virginia.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, a project of EQT and several other partners, will span more than 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. The pipeline will be used to supply natural gas from Marcellus and Utica Shale production to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions.

According to information on the projects website, the pipeline will pass through 11 West Virginia counties.

Natalie Cox, communications director for EQT, said the DEP decision reinforces West Virginias commitment to protecting its waterbodies.

Reinstatement of the stormwater permit requires enhanced management best practices and increases the degree of assurance that MVP construction activities will be conducted in a manner that will preserve and protect waterbodies along the route, she said.

The issuance of the permit will not impact the pipelines estimated completion date, Cox said.

The MVP project team is committed to complying with the permit, and this decision by the WVDEP will not impact MVPs currently filed timeline, which targets an in-service for late 2018, she said.

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16:29

Zen Protocol Advances Smart Contracts for Financial Services "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Shunry Suzuki, the St Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, once remarked that, "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."

In many ways, this aphorism captures the entrepreneurial tenor of todays emerging world of blockchain technology, as startup companies seek to address critical issues facing the distributed ledger space.  

Many would agree that todays financial systems are fraught with centralization, complexity and barriers to access. While established businesses and individuals in this market can manage the paperwork and bureaucracy, many still find these barriers to participation too challenging to overcome.  

As a result, potential trades and deals are lost, as these financial participants, trying to get limited access to the system, turn to intermediaries. These participants are, therefore, unable to issue assets or even to trade in some asset classes.  

Zen Protocol, a smart contract company headquartered in Tel Aviv, is on a quest to change this trajectory, by making secure, peer-to-peer finance possible on a customized, public blockchain, removing the need for intermediaries such as banks and brokers.  

Zens approach allows anyone, anytime, anywhere to create and trade financial products on a secure platform a Proof-of-Work blockchain protocol. Its here where an open marketplace for options, futures, digital currencies and a myriad of other financial instruments are offered to consumers who would otherwise be left without the ability to participate. 

Zen Protocol, in many respects, can be viewed as an alternative to Ethereum, Bitcoins main market competitor. Zens main value proposition is the creation of a blockchain that mitigates some of the pesky issues that have adversely impacted Ethereum, while simultaneously running parallel to the Bitcoin blockchain. 

By way of example, one problem users on the Ethereum blockchain face is running out of gas. This means that transactions on its network often fizzle out, requiring that whatever currency paid to a user be returned to them. In other words, because there wasnt enough energy to complete their transaction, it was canceled. Unfortunately, the fee for running this transaction still has to be paid.

Zen addresses this issue through proven resource bounds: a protocol for attaching to each contract a proof of how long it takes to run. This completely removes the need to monitor gas.

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16:25

Very Friendly Turkey Decides She Has To Sit Up Front With Rescuer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Life has not been easy so far for a turkey now named Betty but just the other day she basically hit the jackpot.

Credit: Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

Betty was living on a small farm in Canada with two other turkeys when the family who owned the farm underwent a sudden change. "Due to a domestic situation the woman and child found themselves homeless," Carla Reilly Moore, co-founder of Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary, told The Dodo.

The family gave away all of the other farm animals, but they were especially attached to their turkeys. "They could not part with the three turkeys," Moore said. "They couldnt, however, keep the turkeys either." The woman found a temporary place for them in a stall at a shuttered dairy farm. 

But this was far from ideal. "The turkeys sat for seven months in the stall," Moore said. "They were not allowed to come out and walk around, but it was the safest place that she could find for them. And she refused to give them away to someone she didnt trust."

That's when Moore stepped in. "When I reached out to her I explained that we are sanctuary, and that we have other turkeys and are huge animal lovers," Moore said. "She was very grateful, and told me many times that she just couldnt give up her babies but that she felt comfortable with us."

Credit: Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

So Moore went to pick up the turkeys Betty, as well as her friends Penny and Tom to bring them to the sanctuary where they will get to live their lives happily.

But Betty is one strong-willed bird, as Moore soon found out. She wants what she wants and she did not want to go into the traveling crate.

"We decided to allow her to just sit in the back of the car," Moore said. But the backseat wasn't quite cutting it for Betty, either. She's a curious and social bird.
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16:15

Buddha's cremated remains found in China "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Buddhists around the globe are waiting to hear more about what has been said to be a significant finding in China. Archaeologists in China have uncovered a ceramic box that is ancient which contains human remains that were cremated and the box has an inscription that reveals that remains as belonging to Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. 
Source: 
http://www.disclose.tv

16:15

TechShop Closes Doors, Files Bankruptcy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

"Jim Newton, TechShop employees, members, and investors will go forward with their experience. Many will find a way to collaborate and work together again. The world will be a far better place for TechShops experience," says Dan Woods.

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The post TechShop Closes Doors, Files Bankruptcy appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

16:13

LIVE HEALTHY TEST FOOD, WATER, ALLERGIES, DENTAL MATERIALS, REMEDIES & MEDICATIONS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Today everybody lives in a dangerous, polluted environment, full of toxins which penetrate your body by inhalation, ingestion, radiation, transdermally. Toxins are stored in connective tissue and are further transported through the lymphatic and blood stream to different organs, impairing and affecting their functionality. There is a simple method how to determine which are the

16:05

How to read Crochet Charts: Free Mandala Pattern "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

 
 
Welcome to another chart reading. This time I thought a break from my crochet routine in the shape of a mandala would be nice. Needed something quick and relaxing and again tried to use color combinations I never take into consideration. Challenging myself feels great :)
 
The chart I found on pinterest:
 
 
The pattern:
 
With yarn size and relevant hook by choice
Ch 10 and join to make ring.
Round 1: Ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and make 23 dc in the ri...

16:05

Parity Team Publishes Postmortem on $160 Million Ether Freeze "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Parity has released new details on how a critical code flaw resulted in the freezing of $160 million worth of ether.

16:05

An interactive map of every record store on Earth. Youre welcome. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Blue Arrow Records, photo via Facebook

I know of very few vinyl obsessives whove never availed themselves of the global online music database at discogs.com. A crowdsourced and fact-checked project of 17 years standing so far, its every entry...

16:03

Caroline Flack tweeted this and a Chuckle Brother had the perfect response "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Not often we feature Caroline Flack on The Poke but Paul Chuckles response to this tweet left us no option.

We should add it may not be entirely office friendly, depending on your office.

So heres what the erstwhile talent show spin-off presenter tweeted.

Cue Chuckle.

Still got it, Paul.

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16:01

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.  Acts 16:30-33 (KJV)

16:01

Robot Apocalypse: With Artificial Intelligence We Are Summoning the Demon "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you noticed all of the news lately about artificial intelligence and robotics, including some things that sound like absolutely terrible ideas? Its like scientists are deliberately trying to bring Read the rest

The post Robot Apocalypse: With Artificial Intelligence We Are Summoning the Demon appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

16:00

Realistic Disaster Scenarios That Can Happen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What disaster scenarios are most likely to happen that people should definitely be prepared for? While global disasters are almost impossible to predict, the world that man walked on for millennia has always posed as being an obvious threat to himself.

Disaster Scenarios and Global Threats to Prepare For

Throughout the years, scientists have continuously been finding ways to predict natural disasters before they actually happen. Theres been a degree of success in this area, thanks to the growth of modern technology. However, nature can still be very unpredictable and can easily claim so many lives in a short period of time. At the same time, there will be personal and local threats you will also face alongside global disasters. To help you be more prepared, here is an emergency preparedness plan in case the situation gets way out of hand.

1. Personal Crisis

Personal Crisis | Realistic Disaster Scenarios That Can Happen
Personal disasters are more likely to happen than global ones. Things like burglary, personal theft, or assault, are the possible dangers we all face in our daily lives. These small-scale SHTF scenarios can lead to bigger, unwanted problems if things turn out really bad.

Panic is your worst enemy in these situa...

16:00

Crypto-CoinZ is a New Profit Comparison Calculator and Cryptocoin Network Stats Website "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Crypto-CoinZ.net is a new specialized crypto portal for miners and crypto enthusiasts. They provide a multi coin / multi algorithm profits comparison calculator that includes every Equihash and NeoScrypt based crypto currencies, as well as several X11, Xevan, Tribus, Lyra2Z and Skunkhash altcoins. Bitcoin Gold has also been included in there with the service claiming it to be the first profit calculator for the new coin out there and miners are able to see what they are making in mining profits.

The mining calculators have a built-in functionality to directly select the type and the number of AMD or Nvidia video cards and to automatically get the corresponding hashrate needed for the profitability calculations. The information in the video cards list with Hash to Power used has been compiled with the help of multiple pools and miners and provides values for every Nvidia video card going back to the GTX 7XX series and for most of the more recent AMD video cards as well.

One feature that sets apart this mining profitability calculator service is that with every calculation the users can see links to the coins official website, block explorer and recommended mining pools. The recommended pools list provides in one place the location of the pools and their mining fee, so miners can choose which pool will fit them best and go there directly after finding a new profitable coin to switch to.

The team behind the website has also recently started sharing technical crypto guides on interesting topics and a hardware repair section, which can be really useful for everyone who wants to restore their old mining cards back to glory for instance. The site is also provides monitoring of the Network Hashrate and Difficulty for all of the coins present in the calculator, allowing miners to check the last 90 days of the performance of the network.

For more details and to check out the Crypto-CoinZ mining calculator website

Man banned from local gym after failing to urinate in shower "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A Doncaster man has been banned from his local gym after it was found that he had been regularly having a post-workout shower without taking a piss at the same time.  The offence was spotted by the male changing room cleaner, who noted that the shower tray remained a pristine white colour after Peter Smith, 24, emerged at 630pm each evening, rather than having the more typical light yellow film around the edges.

Ive been under a lot of pressure recently, and in my rush to free up the shower for other users at a busy time of day, I forgot basic changing room etiquette, argued Smith in his defence.  With a bit more time, I would have undoubtedly turned towards the wall, lathered up some extra shower gel to hide the flow of urine, and enjoy the sensation of warm piss on leg, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Filthy b*stard, said a naked man in the male changing rooms today, as he walked from the showers back to his changing spot, towel round his neck, dripping absolutely everywhere.  Its people like that who ruin this place for everyone else.  Now, if you dont mind, Ive got to absent-mindedly tug at my penis whilst standing about three inches away from you, before doing that thing where I dry my undercarriage by putting one leg on the bench and then start that two-handed sawing motion from front to back with the towel.

16:00

Two Dramatic Blue Accents For Your Thanksgiving Table "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Weve seen deep blues make their mark on the home style palette since last fall, and, as we move towards the holiday season, Ive been longing to make some handmade accents for our table. My best friend from NYC is making the trek to sweet, old West Virginia with her family and Im hoping to squeeze in some craft time with her two children and my daughter.

These two DIYs make a beautiful and custom final product, both in glorious shades of blue. The DIY materials for each are under $15 and kid-friendly. Heres to bringing some blue to the table this Thanksgiving! Caitlin

Image above courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Cyanotype by Hippolyte Bayard (French, 1801 1887)  [Arrangement of Specimens], about 1842

Sun prints always look lovely and with fall leaves pretty much everywhere, theyre definitely the motif of choice this time of year. Sun prints kits are inexpensive (under $12) and perfectly suited for kids to get in on the action. If youre having a larger gathering and get into a too-may-cooks situation, this is an easy task for an adult or two to take a walk outside with the young ones to collect leaves to print. Even an older child can lead the gang.

Once the prints are ready to go, create place cards with them and place them around the table for a touch of nature in blue and white tones.

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15:56

The Fall 2017 Earth First! Newsletter is Out! Free to Read Online or Download "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earth First! News is our quarterly newsletter that comes out between magazines to update you on environmental actions you might have missed. Shorter than our magazine and easier to copy, print, hand out, and table with, this 12-page edition of Earth First! News includes updates and actions from late June through September, 2017, a feature on Camp Makwa resisting the Line 3 pipeline project in Minnesota, updated political prisoner pages, and a directory of eco-action groups throughout the United Snakes.

As always, Earth First! News is free: Help us spread the eco-resistance in your areadistribute widely! And send copies to prisoners who dont have internet access to keep them in the loop.

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Download the pdf (lower resolution)

15:52

When Thirsty 19th-Century New Yorkers Built a Seemingly Impossible Aqueduct "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Joseph Fairfield Atwill, Joseph Fairfield Atwill, Croton Water Celebration 1842 (1842) (courtesy Museum of the City of New York)

New York City was wrecked by fire in 1776, and a yellow fever epidemic in 1789 claimed over 2,000 lives. It was clear that for the new metropolis to thrive, it would need more clean water to combat both the spread of flames and disease. Collect Pond, long a source of water in Manhattan, was being polluted by nearby slaughterhouses and tanneries. Although the harbor and East and Hudson rivers flowed around the city, their water was too salty or brackish to drink.

City planners looked north to the upstate watersheds and envisioned a gravity-powered system that would bring that resource into the city. Its engineering, art, and impact are currently explored in To Quench the Thirst of New Yorkers: The Croton Aqueduct at 175 at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY). The exhibition at the Manhattan museum features artifacts, manuscripts, prints, and art, including work by Nathaniel Currier, Samuel Halpert, and Hayley Lever.

A photograph of a Croton Aqueduct manhole cover in the Museum of the City of New York (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)A photograph of a Croton...

15:45

Short Film Reveals How Seemingly Unrelated Objects Can Bear a Striking Visual Relationship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mirror Short Film by Tanello Production

Napoli-based creative duo Tanello Production describe their film Mirror as a short story of similar objects. By showing the objects side-by-side using a split-screen technique, the duo reveal how seemingly unrelated objects can bear a striking visual relationship. Tanello explain that basic shapes found in nature are repeated with infinite declinations, and that the objects in their film may have the same shape, but yet a different soul.

Despite the astute underlying concept, the comparisons are lighthearted and playful. Some of the pairings include grapes next to purple balloons, a cruise ship next to a steam iron, a manhole cover next to an Oreo, and even a goat likened to a piece of popcorn. At just 46 seconds long, but with over 26,000 views at the time of posting, Tanello have produced something special, with hopefully more to come.

Keep up to date on Tanello Productions creative film projects on Vimeo.

The creative duo behind Tanello Production have cleverly put together a short story of similar objects in a film called Mirror.

Mirror Short Film by Tanello Production Mirror Short Film by Tanello Production...

15:36

WAX Token Sale Set to Disrupt the $50 Bln Virtual Asset Trading Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Many experts agree that this could well be the last big sale of 2017. What makes WAX so special in todays cluttered and noisy token sale market? A number of things, but most importantly -- the industry in which it operates. WAX is ready to disrupt one of the most lucrative markets in the world.

15:35

GFX review by Kai and Instax SP3 review by Gordon Laing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Kai tested the GFX (video on top). And Gordon Laing posted this Fujifilm Instax Share SP 3 photo printer review:

The post GFX review by Kai and Instax SP3 review by Gordon Laing appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

15:32

Disinhibited "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

These days, attempting to navigate my way through life feels like swimming through quicksand. As I slowly recover from the aftermath of my run-in with psychiatry, I can only conclude that they are capable of being evil, legal drug pushers. What would compel a so-called doctor to prescribe a new class of drugs (SNRI) at 33.33% over the FDA recommended maximum dose for over a decade and expect no negative consequences?

This doctor was in no uncertain terms gambling with my very sanity. When he began prescribing, he wrote, by his own hand, in my medical record, Imp. No current MDE, or Impression, no current major depressive episode. At the time, I was a 38-year-old man in my prime who truly had it all. What in Dr. Michaels (not his real name) training taught him that it was alright to prescribe an ungodly amount of medication at up to two times the FDA recommended maximum? What protocol was he following that indicated it was okay to treat his patient as a lab rat?

I recently asked Dr. Michael in an email what guidelines he was following that made him think it was a good idea to prescribe the antidepressant Effexor at doses over the FDA maximum for such a long period of time, among other questions. Because he would not respond by email, he sent me a typewritten letter by mail that was obviously coached by a legal professional. In his letter reads the following:

While I prescribed Effexor XR to you in a dose over the FDA suggested maximum, the doses that I prescribed were within the range that psychiatrists in practice use. I was guided by my clinical judgement and consultation with colleagues who specialize in psychopharmacology, who made clear to me that doses over 225 mg per day are acceptable if the trade-off between benefit and side effects is carefully taken into account. (Dr. Michael had me on a dose of 300 mg per day for a decade with doses initially as high as 450 mg per day.)

He had responded with the Everyones doing it defense! I believe that doses of Effexor specifically (and antidepressants in general for that matter), should NEVER be prescribed over the FDA recommended maximum except in the case of severely depressed inpatients as stated in the drug labeling.

When I began punching my wife in the face while I was sleeping, maybe I should have seen the writing on the wall. Maybe this was all my fault. Within the first year of overdosing on Effexor, my whole body started violently shaking and twitching in my sleep. It progressed to swinging my arm and knocking over a lamp on my night table. During the second year was when I began having vivid violent dreams and frequently touching, slapping and on more than one occasion punching my wife in the face while sleeping. You would t...

15:30

Prudential, StarHub to Launch Blockchain Trade Platform In Singapore "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Insurance giant Prudential has partnered with Singapore telco StarHub to launch a new blockchain-based digital trade platform for enterprises.

15:25

Jeremy Hunt was owned by Ralf Little on mental health and its a joy from start to finish "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jeremy Hunt double dared Ralf Little to challenge him over the government track record on mental health care.

So the Royle Family actor did just that, taking down the so-called health secretary one glorious tweet at a time. It goes on a bit there are 44 of them but its worth every second of your time.

We think this might be our favourite bit, when he tells Hunt:

So in actual fact you are quoting a figure to state your position and measure your successes that NO ONE CAN CONFIRM. I dont blame you if no one kept a record of Oscar winners Id be telling everyone Ive got four.

Mr Little, its over to you.

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15:16

Little Girl Savagely Laughed At Over Vaccine Fears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I dont think we have to agree on the issue of vaccines to possess common empathy for our children. And in this case, that common empathy, or even decency, seems to be voided by the...

The post Little Girl Savagely Laughed At Over Vaccine Fears appeared first on Vaxxter.

15:10

Why Financial Regulators Should Study Cryptocurrencies? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Why financial regulators should study cryptocurrencies? Check up a few opinions from Asia.

15:04

New York Times Article Conclusively Proves That Climate Change Crisis is 100% Politics! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest satire by David Middleton Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks By Lisa Friedman and Brad Plumer Nov. 13, 2017 BONN, Germany The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy

15:01

Underage Sexting Has Doubled in Two Years: Authorities Concerned about the Mental and Emotional Impact on Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Jhoanna RobinsonChildren as young as 10 are revealed to be already sexting (sending text messages that are sexual in nature) as police forces in Wales and England have reported that sexting offenses have increased by around 33 percent to 6,238 in 2016-2017 a rate of 17 every day from 4,681 in 2015-2016. The latest statistics rose by around 131 percent from 2014-2015s records, which were tallied at 2,700 cases.

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15:00

Pop-Punk Frontman Reunited with Girlfriend After Performing at 18+ Show "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

TULSA, Okla. Saving Daylight frontman Jason Hill was successfully reunited with his girlfriend Kelsie Tanner late yesterday evening after the 18+ show she was prevented from entering had ended, multiple sources report.

According to officials, the 27-year-old pop-punk vocalist was held inside for upwards of three hours by the venues strict no re-entry policy following Saving Daylights set during the age-restricted show.

Its honestly such bullshit that they base these things on some arbitrary number, Hill said, still upset his girlfriend of three weeks couldnt join him. If it were going by maturity level or whatever, she wouldve been allowed in there, no problem. She isnt like other girls in this scene. Shes, like, real.

Hill was trapped inside the venue amid the ordeal with only a full bar, a kitchen serving finger foods, several friends, and nearly two dozen women his own age with whom to converse.

Listen I dont have anything against older girls. Ive just personally never met one I connected with, thats all, Hill explained. Besides, seems like itd be kind of sexist or whatever to date someone only because theyre legally considered adults. I dont know, dude. I support all women, and I like to think of myself as sort of a mentor to them.

Scene regulars confirmed Hills creepy relationships with several minors over the years.

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God, that guy is so fucking gross, said Holly Schanz, who was in attendance. He used to comment on my friends little sisters Instagram like, every day, until she asked if he was someones dad and he replied that she was ass ugly anyway LOL. What grown man signs an insult LOL? Fucking idiot.

Show goers were released around 10 p.m., at which point Hill immediately headed to a nearby Dennys, where Tanner and several of her friends were eating french fries and drinking coffee.

See, shes fuckin cool. You just have to get to know her, Hill said of his girlfriend, who was mere minutes away from missing her curfew. I dont know. You w...

15:00

London Block Exchange Announces new Cryptocurrency Debit Card "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

More competition in the world of cryptocurrency debit cards is never a bad thing. Although there are a dozen of different cards already, London Block Exchange claims they offer something unique. The Visa card is mainly designed for Bitcoin users, although other virtual currencies are supported as well. The goal is to launch this card within a few weeks from now. A pretty ambitious goal for a company virtually no one has heard of until now.

London Block Exchange is a UK-based company. The website was only launched a few days ago as well. It is rather interesting to see then offer a cryptocurrency debit card already. Very few people even knew this company existed, let alone they have a Visa partnership. More specifically, the company will let users convert to Bitcoin and altcoin holdings to pounds as a way to spend money. This business model is not unique to this company, mind you, as several others have tried and tested it already. There is always room for more competition in this industry, though.

Yet Another Cryptocurrency Debit Card Provider

The card is known as the Dragoncard. It is merely designed to counter some consumer criticisms of Bitcoin. Unlike what most people think, BTC is a currency and not just a commodity. Using a debit card is a backward way to spend Bitcoin, though. Until more merchants accept BC, there is very little that can be done. There will be a 0.5$ fee for using the Dragoncard, though. This is on par with most other companies active in the cryptocurrency debit card scene right now.

For the time being, it remains unclear if the card has any other costs. Most companies charge a fee for issuing the card in physical form. London Block Exchange is not just focusing their attention on a debit card, though. Instead, they also have a digital wallet app and a cryptocurrency exchange. All of these features have yet to be unveiled to the public, though. For now, the launch is scheduled for December 2017, although things may still change. Issuing such a card is not as easy as it sounds.

Given how new this company is and its lack of reputation, it remains to be seen if this offer is genuine. There are a lot of members of the team, although a website itself doesnt mean anything these days.  Always be wary when new venture...

15:00

Whats Trending? A Rise in STDs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The CDC recently issued a press release announcing that rates of reported cases for sexually transmitted diseases are setting record highs. The new report offers reports of rates going back to 1941 in a table, so I made a quick chart to see the pattern in context and compare the more common conditions over time (HIV wasnt included in this particular report).

It is important to note that a big part of changes in disease rates is usually detection. Once you start looking for a condition, youll probably find more of it until enough diagnoses happen for treatment to bring the rates down. Up until 2000, the U.S. did pretty well in terms of declining rates for cases of gonorrhea and syphilis. Zoom in on the shaded area from 2000 to 2016, however, and you can see a pretty different story. These rates are up over the last 16 years, and chlamydia rates have been steadily increasing since the start of reporting in 1984.

STDs are fundamentally a social phenomenon, especially because they can spread through social networks. However, we have to be very careful not to jump to conclusions about the causes of these trends. Its tempting to blame dating apps or hookup culture, for example, but early work at the state level only finds a mixed relationship between dating app use and STD rates and young people also have higher rates of sexual inactivity. Rate increases could even be due in part to detection now that more people have access to health coverage and care through the Affordable Care Act. Just dont wait for peer review to finish before going to get tested!

Inspired by demographic facts you should know cold, Whats Trending? is a post series at Sociological Images featuring quick looks at whats up, whats down, and what sociologists have to say about it.

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15:00

Turn PVC into a High Impact Soldering Iron Case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Follow along with Jeremy Cook as he transforms a PVC pipe into a functional, and stylish, case for his soldering iron.

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14:53

B2BX Summed up the Interim Results of the ICO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The ICO started on October 2 and will last until November 17th. The soft cap is 5 million euros.

To date, 4 days before the end of the ICO, more than 7 million euros has been raised to further develop the project. More than 2,700 people have joined.

During the ICO, 19 licensed broker companies and cryptocurrency exchanges have already become our clients. Full list: Awadh International, Ya Markets, Alpha Broker, MoneyPlant, Grand Capital, Tradesmarter Yoni, STForex, STPF, Pruton Market company, TIORA, Ester Holding, NextGen, Strato Forex, Lionheart Prime, FX PRO, Teknoloji Anonim Sirketi, ARVIS CAPITAL LIMITED, XM, BTC24. Aggregation with 4 exchanges: Kraken, Poloniex, Bittrex, xBTCe. Moreover, negotiations with several other platforms are underway.

Complete integration with Prime XM, One Zero, Metatrader 5, Metatrader 4 has been made.

Documents for the first license have been submitted. This is a crypto-processing license, EMI. We are now preparing the documents for the Japanese license and the UK license.

During the three months of the ICO, we have participated in and performed at 50 topical events! The plan for the upcoming events is already published in social networks.

At present, the team consists of more than 40 people. They are programmers, lawyers, marketers, salesmen.

The ICO rating rated our project as stable +.

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14:52

After 81 Years, Memphis College of Art Will Shutter Due to Debt and Falling Enrollment "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The main building of the Memphis College of Art (all photos courtesy Memphis College of Art)The main building of the Memphis College of Art, Rust Hall (all photos courtesy Memphis College of Art unless indicated otherwise)

MEMPHIS On the morning of October 24, the Memphis College of Art took to Facebook to announce that it will permanently close its doors in 2020, after 81 years of operation. In a matter of minutes, the comment section was filled with responses: past alumni sharing fond memories of their student days at the MCA; Memphians expressing sadness at the fact that the city will lose a pivotal member of its arts community; but above all, many people desperately wanting to know whether anything could be done to keep the institution afloat.

The final decision had been made two weeks earlier, spurred by a combination of declining admissions down by 35% just this year, according to High Ground Memphis increasing real estate debt, and the schools small endowment fund. Tuition at the school is $35,000 per year. While many remain optimistic that the school could remain open, it would take a miraculous $30 million endowment donation to make this possible. The institution immediately stopped receiving applying students, and will focus on the current student body for the next three years. During that time, it will fund its operations partly through the sale of its real estate holdings. The fate of its main building, Rust Hall, has yet to be determined.

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14:36

BDS Best Survival and Prepping Deals of the Week Be Prepared. Never Miss a Deal. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You dont always have to pay and arm and a leg for survival gear but sometimes finding the time to find all the best deals is hard. At Backdoor Survival we have decided to help out by finding useful deals to fit a variety of budgets and prepping goals. This page was created to track. . . Read More

14:33

How to Split Firewood (Step-By-Step) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Angela Williams

the best way to split firewoodWood is the oldest source of fuel. People from all civilizations used firewood centuries ago to cook and to warm themselves in extreme conditions. Today, splitting firewood is still very important. The process is commercialized making split firewood readily available for sale in timber yards and shops. Buying firewood from a shop or a timber yard can be an expensive affair. This leaves many with a better option of splitting firewood on their own. However, many people still dont know how to split firewood correctly.

Why Split Firewood?
Before proceeding to discuss the...

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14:30

North Korea: Donald Trump Is Sentenced To Death For Hurting The Dignity Of The Supreme Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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According to a recent state-run newspaper editorial, the North Korean people are sentencing president Donald Trump to death because he used his free speech to condemn the harsh dictatorship.

The article says that the President offended the country when he denounced its cruel dictatorship during his tour around Asia and for those remarks, he should apparently be killed.  The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership, the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote, according to The Independent. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.

Trump was also condemned as a coward by the North Koreans for canceling his visit to the border because of inclement weather conditions. But the article said that the President was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops, according to the AFP, which first reported the belligerent piece.  Trumps helicopter taking him to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) had turned back after just five minutes due to bad weather, an explanation the propaganda-driven government-controlled newspaper intentionally left out.

The visit was part of a marathon five-nation Asia tour by the US president aimed largely at galvanizing regional opposition to the Norths nuclear weapons ambitions.

Towards the end of his Asia tour, Trump may have helped increase tensions between the rogue state. He sent a tweet from Hanoi that took the verbal jousting to a new level, taunting the North Korean leader over his height and weight.

Why...

North Korea: Donald Trump Is Sentenced To Death For Hurting The Dignity Of The Supreme Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

trumpandkim

According to a recent state-run newspaper editorial, the North Korean people are sentencing president Donald Trump to death because he used his free speech to condemn the harsh dictatorship.

The article says that the President offended the country when he denounced its cruel dictatorship during his tour around Asia and for those remarks, he should apparently be killed.  The worst crime for which he can never be pardoned is that he dared [to] malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership, the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun wrote, according to The Independent. He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people.

Trump was also condemned as a coward by the North Koreans for canceling his visit to the border because of inclement weather conditions. But the article said that the President was just too scared to face the glaring eyes of our troops, according to the AFP, which first reported the belligerent piece.  Trumps helicopter taking him to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) had turned back after just five minutes due to bad weather, an explanation the propaganda-driven government-controlled newspaper intentionally left out.

The visit was part of a marathon five-nation Asia tour by the US president aimed largely at galvanizing regional opposition to the Norths nuclear weapons ambitions.

Towards the end of his Asia tour, Trump may have helped increase tensions between the rogue state. He sent a tweet from Hanoi that took the verbal jousting to a new level, taunting the North Korean leader over his height and weight.

Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me old, when I would NEVER call him short and fat? he tweeted.

14:30

You Want Democracy? Try a Hard Fork "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The mere option of forking not only empowers cryptocurrency users when they leave a project, but also when they stay, writes Taylor Pearson.

14:30

Ghosts, monstrous faces & strange creatures: The eerie beauty of bad vintage photographs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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I was a lonely teenager who spent too much time wandering around the streets of Edinburgh taking photographs with my old Hanimex Halina camera of the historic buildings, monuments, and busy streets thronged with people busy with some unknown purpose. I was trying to fix in black & white and color...

14:29

 FDAs CBER: Asleep at the Switch Again An Ongoing Saga "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, Executive Director

Background: Peter Patriarca, an FDA employee, admitted back in 1999, in a confidential e-mail obtained through FOIA, that, the greatest point of vulnerability on this issue is that the systematic review of thimerosal in vaccines by the FDA could have been done years ago and on an ongoing basis as the childhood immunization schedule became more complex.  The calculations done by FDA are not complex. Im not sure if there will be an easy way out of the potential perception that the FDA, CDC and immunization policy bodies may have been asleep at the switch re: thimerosal until now. 

Since 1999, an entire generation of children both in the US and internationally has continued to be exposed to thimerosal and it is time for this to stop.  Nobody should be exposed to a known neurotoxin.

The Ongoing Saga: On March 30, 2017, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and the World Mercury Project (WMP) team met with the Director of the FDAs Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) Dr. Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D. and his colleagues to discuss the agencys ongoing refusal to ban thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, from vaccines in the United States. CBER is the division of the FDA responsible for approving and monitoring the safety of all biological products, including vaccines, allergenic products, blood and blood products, and cellular, tissue, and gene therapies.

At the meeting, we presented a large amount of research showing the toxicity of thimerosal in humans, animals and cellular models, including at levels similar to those resulting from vaccine exposures.  We expressed our alarm regarding the total lack of adequate safety testing of thimerosal prior to licensure, especially given its current use in vaccines approved for infants and pregnant women and its worldwide use in millions of vaccines given to children, particularly in developing countries.  Dr. Marks promised to look over the studies and seriously consider our concerns.

After many months of back and forth emails, Dr. Marks sent a letter to us on July 11th that didnt even look like he was in the same meeting. World Mercury Project was dismayed by CBERs apparent unwillingness to seriously review the large archive of publis...

14:24

More big mammals found in high-carbon forests, says new study "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Carbon-rich tropical forests, which are often among the least-disturbed habitats, seem to be ideal bastions for sensitive and threatened animals, particularly compared to lower-carbon areas like timber and oil palm plantations. But until recently, data-driven conclusions connecting high levels of both carbon and biodiversity have been elusive. Scientists have been trying to link carbon with biodiversity for a number of years, but with variable success, said Nicolas Deere, an ecologist at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, in an interview. Recent research by Deere and his colleagues revealed that high-carbon tropical forests do support more biodiversity than those with less carbon, bolstering the case for the use of carbon assessments to identifying forests important for conservation on a number of fronts. The team published their findings Nov. 6 in the Journal of Applied Ecology. A Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) in Malaysia. Photo by John C. Cannon/Mongabay. The team chose the patchwork of forests and plantations that make up the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems, or SAFE, project area in southern Sabah. Critical to demonstrating the relationship between carbon and biodiversity levels was the researchers use of high-resolution satellite data to pinpoint areas with the most carbon. They also used camera traps to record the number of species present in different habitats. Previous studies have often looked at coarser data sets, in which the carbon values for larger areas might represent a range of different forest qualities. In places like Sabah,

14:23

COP23 video: Does Donald Trump make limiting global warming to 1.5C impossible? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP23, the latest annual round of United Nations climate negotiations being held this year in Bonn, Germany.

The presidency of Donald Trump in the US has been a major talking point at COP23, given that he said in July that he intends to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change if he cannot negotiate better terms for his country.

One of the key aims of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to well below 2C. The deal added that, ideally, warming since the pre-industrial era should not breach 1.5C.

Given that the US is one of the worlds leading emitters of greenhouse gases, Carbon Brief asked delegates at COP23 whether they think Trumps presidency means the 1.5C goal is now impossible.

The video above contains the thoughts of

Dr James Hansen, the former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and now an adjunct professor at Columbia Universitys Earth Institute: NoIm hoping its a relatively short-term effect that he hasHes not going to be able to restore the coal industry. (0:04-1:27)

Snia Guajajara, the national coordinator of Brazils Association of Indigenous Peoples (APIB): It makes things really difficultWe see this as an obstruction [to 1.5C] and as a setback. (1:28-2:02)

Dr Bill Hare, climate scientist and CEO of Climate Analytics: No, definitely notThe question is how long does US inaction go on forBut if Trump manages to get a diplomatic profile going on carbon-intensive development that could become a problem globally. (2:05-2:58)

Rachel Cleetus, lead economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists climate and energy programme: The Trump term is only four years and theres so much they cannot do. They cannot buck market trends in the US which are favouring renewable energy deployment and they cant change the fact that many states, businesses and cities are fully committed to [Paris]. (3:00-4:03)

Catherine McKenna, Canadas minister of environment and climate change: I really think the world has come together and the markets have moved, financing is flowingso I think [1.5C] is well within our reach, but were going to ha...

14:19

Did this guy really try to bicycle kick a balloon in broad daylight in the street? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This probably seemed like a good idea at the time. It looks like hes being watched on CCTV or something similar. Finally, putting Big Brother to good use.

Ouch.

Nice touch at the end, though.

14:19

Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a Second Notice to Humanity. Can We Listen Now? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new, dire warning to humanity about the dangers to all of us has been written by over 15,000 scientists from around the world.

14:03

Placebo Myths Debunked "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Placebo treatments are often sold as magical mind-over-matter healing effects, but they are mostly just illusions and non-specific effects.

14:01

Feldman Names 2nd Abuser a Current Hollywood Insider Who Owned an Elite Club for Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristHollywood, CA On Monday, Corey Feldman went on the Dr. Oz show again and revealed the name of another of his alleged abusers. While the first abuser was a low-life convicted child molester who fled to Mexico, the second one is still working in the industry. The alleged abuser, Alphy Hoffman also owned the most famous teen club in Hollywood that catered to underage child actors during the time Feldman was molested.
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14:00

I Think the Best Way to Beat ISIS is to Join and Make Positive Changes From Within "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Im sick of keyboard warriors talking about how bad ISIS is but doing absolutely nothing to fix it. Blah blah, decapitated journalists, boo hoo ethnic cleansing. Well then do something about it!

And no, militant right wingers, bombs arent the answer because you cant kill an idea. The best way to beat ISIS is to join them and make positive changes from within.

Look, I hate ISIS as much as the next guy. All Im saying is I see a lot of criticism and not a lot of action. I think we can all agree on one thing: theres always going to be an ISIS. You cant have a society without an ISIS. The question, then, is what kind of ISIS do we want it to be? You cant just opt out of the system thats in place and then act like you have a right to complain.

Related: What a Waste: Criss Angel Refuses to Use His Powers to Fight ISIS

 

Heres an example. Lets say Im in ISIS and we are recapturing the town of Al-Qaryatayn in Syria, massacring civilians, beating children, and brutalizing women. Because Im there, an active and willing member of ISIS, I have the opportunity to speak up and say, Hey guys, this is great and all, but maybe we dont have to break all the womens arms this time?

My ISIS pals will think about my words, stand up, and applaud. Thats how you make a difference.

So Im going to wake up tomorrow, purchase a fake passport, fly to Syria via like six other countries, avoid police, customs, and hostile locals, and when I am finally face to face with ISIS soldiers, I will speak to them in the Arabic I taught myself on the plane: Allahu akbar. And the revolution will begin.

Because if youre not part of ISIS, youre part of the problem.

Now sure what to wear on your trip to Syria? The Hard Times has you covered:

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Recommended: Vera, Genovese, Lecaros Mitos del Sur "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  There is something positively magnetic about this awkward and energetic set from the trio of Nicols Vera, Leo Genovese and Flix Lecaros.  The melodies of Mitos del Sur are gawky, as if theyre learning how to walk by learning first how to run.  And the tempos take abrupt turns and odd bursts of acceleration and []

14:00

sewing: flannel mulberry tunics "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This post is written by Jane of Buzzmills.

After a mild and sometimes downright hot beginning to our fall, the temperatures around here are finally beginning to coincide with the date on the calendar. Which meansits time for cozy clothes! Its time for some flannels: Specifically flannel mulberry tunics!

Theres not much more snuggly than layering with flannel on cold blustery days, and let me just say that this day was COLD, it was a frigid 32 degrees with a wind chill of about 17!

These Mulberry Tunics made with Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel and Shetland Flannel kept these two nice and toasty!

Robert Kaufman flannels are amazingly soft and warm! They have a good weight to them, (like you might just want to drape it around yourself as a blanket and call it right there!) but they arent too heavy to layer either, plus their softness just calls for snuggling.

Here both kids layered theirs with wool tees (seen here, fabric here) to keep themselves extra warm, but later once we were out of the wind, they removed their under layer and appreciated the softness of the flannel alone.

The Mulberry Tunic pattern from Coffe...

The Forest Awakens with These Animal Stormtrooper Helmets "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

William Kang designed his own unique way of celebrating the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Read more on MAKE

The post The Forest Awakens with These Animal Stormtrooper Helmets appeared fi...

Caught Our Notice: Oops paper included proofreaders query "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Title: Concise Review: Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Neurodegenerative Diseases What Caught Our Attention: Everyone makes mistakes but some are more amusing than others. In one recent correction, the publisher (Wiley) admitted to including a proofreaders query in the published manuscript. But didnt say what the query was. We looked around, and think we found the added []

The post Caught Our Notice: Oops paper included proofreaders query appeared first on Retraction Watch.

13:48

How to use SVG as a Placeholder, and Other Image Loading Techniques "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Generating SVGs from images can be used for placeholders. Keep reading!

Im passionate about image performance optimisation and making images load fast on the web. One of the most interesting areas of exploration is placeholders: what to show when the image hasnt loaded yet.

During the last days I have come across some loading techniques that use SVG, and I would like to describe them in this post.

In this post we will go through these topics:

  • Overview of different types of placeholders
  • SVG-based placeholders (edges, shapes and silhouettes)
  • Automating the process.

Overview of different types of placeholders

In the past I have written about placeholders and lazy-load of images, and also talked about it. When doing lazy-loading of images its a good idea to think about what to render as a placeholder, since it can have a big impact in users perceived performance. In the past I described several options:

Several strategies to fill the area of an image before it loads.

  • Keeping the space empty for the image: In a world of responsive design, this prevents content from jumping around. Those layout changes are bad from a users experience point of view, but also for performance. The browser is forced to do layout re calculations every time it fetches the dimensions of an image, leaving space for it.
  • Placeholder: Imagine that we are displaying a users profile image. We might want to display a silhouette in the background. This is shown while the main image is loaded, but also when that request failed or when the user didnt set any profile picture at all. These images are usually vector-based, and due to their small size are a good candidate to be inlined.
  • Solid colour: Take a colour from the image and use it as the background colour for the placeholder. This can be the dominant colour, the most vibrant The idea is that it is based on the image you are loading and should help making the transition between no image to image loaded smoother.

13:44

And the 2017 leader on the Japanese mirrorless market is. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Olympus! But it seems like in 2018 it could be overthrown by Canon. And this is a surprise as Canon has few bodies and even fewer lenses for the M system. Seems like the Canon image is much stronger

The post And the 2017 leader on the Japanese mirrorless market is. appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

13:40

Buyer Beware: Cryptocurrency Pump and Dump Schemes Coordinated In Telegram "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Russian app Telegram has a number of channels with thousands of followers dedicated to pump and dump schemes in order to take money from unsuspecting buyers who follow the jump.

13:39

Blockchain Digital Identification in Canada Coming in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Canada is pioneering a Blockchain based identity storage solution that allows consumers to have complete control over who accesses their private information.

13:30

Code Name Babylon: Cobalt Is Spinning Off a New Blockchain Subsidiary "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Distributed ledger startup Cobalt is seeking to spin off part of its technology in a bid to win ground in a wider variety of enterprise use cases.

13:30

Zimbabwe army claims it detained President Mugabe in apparent coup "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Zimbabwe army claims it detained President Mugabe in apparent coup

By David K. Li
November 15, 2017 | 1:31am
https://nypost.com/2017/11/15/zimbabwe-army-claims-it-detained-president-mugabe-in-apparent-coup/

Zimbabwes army said it detained longtime President Robert Mugabe and seized control of state broadcasters in an apparent coup in the southern African nation.

Military vehicles rolled into the streets of the capital, Harare, late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

We are only targeting criminals around [Mugabe] who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice, the army announced on state-run media.

The army also urged other security forces to cooperate for the good of our country and warned that any provocation will be met with an appropriate response.

It wasnt immediately clear where the 93-year-old Mugabe, president since 1987, was on Wednesday morning, but the army said he was and his wife were safe.

Chris Mutsvangwa, head a war veterans group, issued a statement, praising Gen. Constantino Chiwenga for carrying out a bloodless correction of gross abuse of power.

Mutsvangwa said the army will return Zimbabwe to a genuine democracy.

Mutsvangwas group is....

13:29

Singaporeans Turn to Bitcoin Mining, Phenomenal Increase in Mining Rig Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

One Singapore-based mining rig manufacturer reports a sharp increase in sales in recent months as the demand for cryptocurrency mining computers has increased to more than 100 rigs per month as of November 2017 from about 15 in July.

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Listen Today @ 2PM Eastern, The Lid Radio Show W/Special Guest Ken McClenton "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lots of big news this week, Jeff Sessions caught hell from both sides during his latest Congressional testimony, a tax reform Bill may actually be passed by Christmas, the Alabama senate race is in disarray, Glamour and GQ both Conde Nast magazines picked strange persons of the year, and President Trump just spent two weeks in Asia (without bringing me home a lousy t-shirt). With all this major news going on, there is no one better to discuss the news and to put the liberals in their place than my special guest, Kenneth McClenton the Exceptional Conservative.  Ken, I will discuss the latest in stupid liberal tricks other big political news with great insight and some well-deserved snark.

Not only is Ken a great conservative pundit, who provides insight into the days news but also..welllets just say when Ken and I get together, along with the great political insight but also things

13:19

These companies offer the most generous IVF employee benefits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some good news for employees: Employers are starting to cover in vitro fertilization costs, including medication, consultation, and IVF. Typically, IVFs total costs can often top $23,000 per patient per round, according to FertilityIQ, a website that crowdsources and verifies data on fertility treatment options. Since many patients need multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant, the costs quickly

Some good news for employees: Employers are starting to cover in vitro fertilization costs, including medication, consultation, and IVF. Typically, IVFs total costs can often top $23,000 per patient per round, according to FertilityIQ, a website that crowdsources and verifies data on fertility treatment options. Since many patients need multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant, the costs quickly add up.

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13:18

Monetary Authority of Singapore Issues Guidelines on ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Digital tokens sold through the Blockchain-based ICOs could be considered as securities under certain conditions based on the provisions of the countrys Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act.

13:15

When a Viz Top Tip might actually change your life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Everyone loves Top Tips, right? But who knew they could change your life?

And heres a brilliant story about someone who tried something similar, but with a bit more work involved.

Here are some more variations on the theme.

13:11

5 Ways To Prevent You And Your Pet Dog From Heat Stroke "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heat stroke is a very serious, sometimes lethal condition that affects all of us, animals and humans alike. While some animals enjoy specialized defensive mechanism to protect themselves from the effect of sun exposure and heat, it is fair to say that for the rest of us, heat stroke is an equal opportunity offender. Prolonged ... Read more...

The post 5 Ways To Prevent You And Your Pet Dog From Heat Stroke was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

13:05

Public Comments Requested for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (General Water Pollution Permit) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 9:10 AM
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FROM: State of West Virginia, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste Management

######### PUBLIC NOTICE ##########

WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE, 601 57TH STREET SE, CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA 25304-2345 TELEPHONE: (304) 926-0440.

APPLICATION FOR COVERAGE UNDER THE GENERAL WEST VIRGINIA WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT NO. WV0115924

Public Notice No.: SM-53-2017 Public Notice Date: November 17, 2017

Paper: County Newspapers: Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas.

The following has applied for coverage under the General WV/Water Pollution Control Permit No. WV0115924 for this facility or activity:

Appl. No.: WVR310820

Applicant: DOMINION ENERGY TRANSMISSION, INC., 707 E. MAIN ST., RICHMOND, VA 23219

Location: JANE LEW, LEWIS COUNTY

Latitude: 39:10:15 Longitude: 80:33:36

Receiving Stream: Tanner Fork/Kincheloe Creek/West Fork River

Activity: Dominion Transmission, Inc. is proposing to construct approximately 98.7 miles (2,497 acres) of pipeline, new metering stations, and a compressor station (CS) within the state of West Virginia for transmission of natural gas to markets in Virginia and North Carolina. The AP-1 mainline will originate at a new interconnect with ACP facilities in Harrison County, West Virginia. From the Harrison County interconnect point, the pipeline will extend southeast through West Virginia, crossing Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas Counties to the Virginia state line, where the pipeline will continue through Virginia and into North Carolina. An access road associated with this project will cross a Tier 3 waterbody near its headwaters.

Business conducted: Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On the basis of review of the application the Water Pollution Control Act (Chapter 22, Article 11-8(a)), and the West Virginia Legislative Rules, the State of West Virginia will act on the above application.

Any interested person may submit written comments on the site registration permit application and may request a public hearing by addressing such to the Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management within 30 days of the date of the public notice. Such comments or requests should be addressed to:

Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP
ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304-2345......

13:01

One Poem by Elisa Gonzalez "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Anne Neely, Cypher (2017), oil on linen, 14 x 11 inches, featured in a solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation, New York curated by Sarah Sze through December 16 (photo by Stewart Clement)

 

ESSAY ON INHERITANCE

 

Whats half-certain: a father always multiplies and here
he is to teach you long division.
Shit. Hes cut off his head.
Did you know he was going to do that?
Heres the doctor! But hes got his eyes
on you. Hes shining the light in yours. It breaks
like a line does. See,
he understands a poem. Hes never doubted
the blood in his body. The funeral
directors come. Gravedigger next.
A fathers singular when dead
the way he should be. That
youre sure about. But who
will give the eulogy? Not someone
who erred her whole daughter life, who sits
grateful, alone on the stairs.
Thank the god who banned ghosts. Unfortunately,
you always took after your father
see, a long time ago the doctor charted
the paths of blood.
But dont trust the doctor!
You have to cut off the head sometime,
so the Hydra proves.
Myth as reinforcement.
You speak with your very own mouth.
With your very own hands.

 

 

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Elisa Gonzalez is a writer of prose and poetry whose work appears in Harvard Review, Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, and elsewhere. A graduate of the New York University MFA program, she is a 20162017 Fulbright scholar in the arts.

The post One Poem by Elisa Gonzalez appeared first on Hyperallergic.

13:00

Flat Earth Society now a truly Global organisation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fred Helm, Chairman of the Flat Earth Society, has announced that the venerable society has gone truly global weve got branches all around the globe, he said today. Flat Earthers believe that the planet is a disc, not a sphere, that the Earth doesnt revolve around the sun and that Donald Trump is for real.

We are so popular now, we quite literally are communicating with colleagues on the other side of the, er, planet, he added, before going outside and shooting himself.

13:00

How a Korean Potter Found a Beautiful Life Through His Art: A Short, Life-Affirming Documentary "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I like to think I appreciate all aspects of the culture of South Korea, where I live, but different attractions bring different foreigners here. Some come for the food, some come for the music (pop, traditional, or somewhere in between), some come for the medical tourism. Others, like British ceramicist Roger Law, come for the pottery. The half-hour documentary above will give you an idea of what makes Korean pottery, and the Korean potters who craft it, so distinctive, taking viewers into the workshop of Lee Kang-hyo, who has become famous by there bringing together the distinct traditions of onggi glazed earthenware pottery and buncheong white slip decoration.

"As a high school student, I asked myself some fundamental questions," says Lee in voiceover as we watch him beat the clay of what looks more and more like a large jar into shape. "What would be good to do for a living? What is my best talent? How can I enjoy a life of peace? It was then I decided to become an artist." As he creates, he tells us about the long history of pottery in Korea and his experience practicing and mastering the traditions in which he works. Looked at onggi, he says, "I never thought they were simply big jars. I thought they were great sculpture."




My documentary tells the story of Lee Kang-hyos search for a beautiful life, through his work with clay and the love of his family," says director Alex Wright, a story that "gives an insight into the spiritual journey that plays a vital part in his artistic practice." For Lee, this had to do as much with the heart and mind as with the hand, loosening up and lightening up even as he grew more skilled, a realization that first occurred when he became friendly with Japanese master potter Koie Ryoji. "Kang-hyo, why don't you try to change your thinking?'" Lee remembers Koie asking after he presented him with...

13:00

Latin American Exchange SurBTC Now Supports Bitcoin Cash "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptocurrency exchanges are a vital part of the ecosystem. Even though they are also a weak point, it is a necessary evil for the time being. Over in Argentina, cryptocurrency has quickly become a lot more popular for obvious reasons.  More specifically, the liquidity these exchanges provide is of great value to customers. SurBTC is one of the biggest exchanges in Latin America right now. They recently added Bitcoin Cash support, which is a rather surprising decision.  

Many cryptocurrency exchanges support BCH these days. There is enough liquidity to sustain the whole world. However, not every exchange can be used by people all over the world either. In most cases, the demand for a local exchange platform is rather large. With native currency support, a lot of users will show an interesting in these projects. SurBTC has successfully made a name for itself in this regard. Even though most Latin American currencies arent worth much, they can still be exchanged for Bitcoin. Or Bitcoin Cash, by the look of things.

Bitcoin Cash Comes to SurBTC

This latter addition comes at a very interesting time. We have seen the price of Bitcoin Cash surge to new heights last week. It is only normal demand for this altcoin is on the rise as well. This is especially true in Argentina right now, where financial hardship is the new norm. Consumers need access to more money and cryptocurrency provides them with exactly that. That is, assuming they can gain access to proper cryptocurrencies which can be traded for profit on a regular basis. Right now, Bitcoin Cash seems to fit this bill quite nicely.

While this addition is significant, SurBTC is not the most liquid exchange. They support Bitcoin and Ethereum as of right now, with Bitcoin Cash added, but not visible on Coinmarketcap yet. Even the Bitcoin trading markets generate under $250,000 each these days. Surprisingly, they value Bitcoin at $7,310.86 in one fiat market. It will be interesting to see how they value Bitcoin Cash in its current state. It is good to see more liquidity for this altcoin in general, though.

One thing that is unclear is why the decision was made. It is possible customers demand this altco...

12:59

How to tell if theres been a military coup this guy is reading the news "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres Zimbabwes Major General Sibusiso Moyo dismissing rumours of a military coup. We know this because he said it on TV.

Except, well

Source

The post How to tell if theres been a military coup this guy is reading the news appeared first on The Poke.

12:54

UK Financial Authority Warns Investors Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a statement posted on its website in mid-November 2017, the FCA issued its warning to investors against investing in crypto-based CFDs due to several risks that they could face. Among the risks are price volatility, leverage, charges and funding costs and price transparency.

12:45

Turning Tide? Bitcoin Tops $7,000 As Price Pushes Up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Analysis of the bitcoin price charts suggests the tide is slowly turning in favor of the bulls, although $7,000 could be a stumbling block.

12:45

Finland: Trucks Torched at Dairy Company "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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We wanted to dedicate this action to all our kidnapped friends, or those who have been kidnapped once, by setting fire to 4 trucks from one of the biggest milk companys in finland named valio. The action took place in a city named tampere in the early morning hours of this tuesday. Many of our cell have wanted to target this company for a long time. We think that it is not necessary to explain too much the reason of our selection: the milk industry has a long history of destruction, cruelty and torture on this planet, its ecosystem and their habitants. Like our friends the cows and the forests. Who are cruelly abused and murdered or destroyed by the production of milk.

12:44

DBS Bank Has Its Own Kodak Moment With Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There has been another call of Ponzi Scheme by a large bank leveled at Bitcoin, but should it sort out transactions, and scaling, then it could become useful for them. Bitcoin transactions are incredibly expensive and all the fees are hidden through the crypto-mechanisms": David Gledhill of DBS, one of Asia's largest banks.

12:37

OKCoin Sells Bitcoin For $15k In Apparent Error, Goes Offline "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Strange events are occurring at Chinese exchange OKCoin, which has since gone offline.

12:34

Rush On School Dresses For Boys Following Marriage Equality Verdict "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

same sex marriage ad

Parents around Australia have rushed to department stores and uniform shops to snap up dresses for their sons, following the yes vote on marriage equality.

Mothers and fathers said they were keen to have the correct uniform for their sons, which will soon include a dress, and possibly a bra for older boys. Retailers said they were struggling to keep up with demand.

School says same sex marriage will mean big changes in the classroom, Lindy Wilson from Brisbane said. So I just wanted to ensure my son Hugo was appropriately dressed for term one.

She said she bought him a range of other items too, to ensure compliance with the new regime. Ive bought him a dildo and a gimp costume too, just so he can get ahead on the core year three curriculum for next year.

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By Zlatko Spralja 

12:31

Canada: Protesters Ordered off Midsummer Island Fish Farm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

from Warrior Publications

First Nations protesters have been ordered to vacate their camp on a fish farm near Midsummer Island for 30 days while they prepare for a court date on Marine Harvests application for an injunction that would see them permanently removed from the site.

Protesters from the Musgamagw and Namgis First Nations have been occupying a shelter attached to the fish farm, southeast of Port McNeill, since early September, demanding that Marine Harvest shut down operations in their traditional territories.

At the direction of the Supreme Court of B.C., the protesters now have three days to remove their structures from the farm.

This (adjournment) gives our hereditary and elected leadership more time to get legal action and negotiations organized to remove these farms from our waters legally and permanently, said Musgamagw protester Molina Dawson.

The local First Nations have asked the B.C. government not to renew leases on farm sites in the Broughton Archipelago when they expire next June.

We would have preferred to stay on Midsummer, she said. Our concern now is that Marine Harvest will use this time to restock the farms.

Marine Harvest has harvested salmon from the farm in recent weeks, but has delayed restocking because of safety concerns for the protesters.

We will review the biological schedule of our fish as we raise a living, growing animal, said Marine Harvest Canadas managing director Vincent Erenst. Until meaningful discussions are taking place to find long-term solutions, we will concentrate on continuing to take care of our fish and our employees.

Erenst urged senior levels of government to find a solution to First Nations concerns about their rights and title.

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12:15

From Autonomous (on 4chan board) The Swamp (Down the Rabbit Hole) jpeg "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Click image to view the 4chan posting
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Well, somehow this showed up via an IntelDinarChronicles post. Here is the link to the 4chan post where it came from.

Direct (original) link to the jpeg: http://i.4cdn.org/pol/1510721980451.jpg (3.33 MB)
Alternate link (on Kp storage site): http://tinyurl.com/y9dma9bt

I looked through it and it seems to be pretty accurate. May be helpful for some to view.

One thing I noticed (3rd level down) was the Major Funders Triangle. The three points are Soros (top), Rothschilds (lower left),...

12:14

Trump Drains the Swamp to Make Room for More Pharma Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

President Trump promised to "drain the swamp" during his campaign. His hard talk about pharmaceutical influence on our lives was a strong pull for many within the autism community from conservatives, to moderates to staunch liberals. Many held their noses...

12:13

Secret passageway found under 1000-year-old Mayan temple "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The mysteries of the Mayan Snake God could be revealed after scientists discovered a secret passage that would lead to an underground cave in the Kukulcan Temple, the name by which the Mayan deity is known as a feathered serpent, reports El Universal.
Source: http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.pt/

12:11

Essential Skills, Tasks, and Training for Preppers and Survivalists: Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For this article, were going to go into basic focus mode: you start out with the basics and build upon them.  This is the type of mindset and foundation that work for everything in life (basically).  You use it as a format in everything you do, such as building a home or when you begin an exercise program.  In this vein, were going to create a Training METL: A Mission-Essential Task List for your Training as a basis for well-rounding yourself.  This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.

What is your focus?  What type of work do you do?  How do you allocate your time?  A short time ago, I wrote a piece on the importance of self-analysis: creating a true picture of yourself, your strengths, and areas that you need to improve in.  This holds true here, as you identify and prioritize your goals, with an overall objective in mind.  Here is an overall objective for you:

To survive and thrive as you and your family develop physically, mentally, and spiritually to well-round yourselves and prepare for any disaster that arises.

Simple enough.  The Mission-Essential Task List for Training can become a big part in actually realizing that objective and maintaining it.  This METL (called Metal in the Army) for your use will use broad categories to train and prepare that you can refine as your needs change and your skills improve.  Lets start it off!

  1. Physical Training: It all starts here, with whatever you do to be able to hang with the big dogs!  Whether youre a Triathlete, a weightlifter, a boxer, or a swimmer, you need to take your personal forte and tailor it to the maximum productive capacity.  Outline your training schedule, plan short and long-term goals for improvement, and take copious notes!  If youre a swimmer, do you want to swim the English Channel?  If youre a marathon runner, do you want to set a personal record for yourself?  Want to up your max on the bench press by 50 lbs.?  Part of your training is to identify your goals, and work up to them.  Tie in what you can do with the tasks you will need to accomplish as a survivor.  This also has to do with your overall body fat content (what is your goal?) and your measurements of weight, and tape.  Physical training is not an accessory: it is a priority!
  2. Martial/Fighting Arts Training: thi...

12:11

Dr. Catharine Willis gets full term on Arab Water Board "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Three board appointments were made unanimously by the Arab City Council Monday night.

Sid Tidmore was reappointed to the personnel grievance board. George Pollock, who filled out a partial term, was reappointed to the library board, and Dr. Catherine Willis was re-appointed to the Arab Water Works board.

Willis completed the term of Rodney Hyatt, who resigned after moving out of the city and the term was expiring.

Ive served a year and learned a lot, she told the council.

Willis was first appointed to the board during the fluoride debate.

The board had taken fluoride out of the local water supply, and the city had sued to put it back in.

The board eventually won the lawsuit, and fluoride has been out of the citys water supply for more than a year.

Also, Mayor Bob Joslin told the council he had appointed Thomas Shelton to the planning board.

*Original article online at http://www.thearabtribune.com/news/dr-catharine-willis-gets-full-term-on-arab-water-board/article_2258e220-c966-11e7-a4a6-a37e7e803521.html

12:03

Former Eli Lilly Executive is Trumps Choice for Health Secretary "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From The New York Times: President Trump has nominated Alex M. Azar II, a former president of the American division of Eli Lilly, to be secretary of health and human services, which has responsibility for regulating the pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Trumps choice of Mr. Azar continues a pattern in which the president has put former industry officials in charge of regulating their former colleagues. At the Department of Health and Human Services, it would fall to Mr. Azar to follow through on the presidents threats to confront drug prices, many of which are manufactured by Mr. Azars former company.

Eli Lilly, where Mr. Azar worked for almost a decade, is one of three manufacturers of insulin whose prices have skyrocketed in recent years. The price increases by the three drug makers Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi have happened in near lock step and prompted outcries from patient groups. This year, a lawsuit filed by patients accused the companies of fixing prices.

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12:02

Americas Opioid Crisis Proves the Limits of Capitalism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In this piece for RT, Slavoj iek discusses the impact of capitalism on Americas opioid crisis, exploring the factors that have driven people to use drugs to escape reality.

Capitalism is the first socio-economic order which de-totalizes meaning: it is not global at the level of meaning. There is, after all, no global-capitalist worldview, and no capitalist civilization proper: In fact, the fundamental lesson of globalization is precisely that capitalism can accommodate itself to all civilizations, from Christian to Hindu or Buddhist, from West to East. Capitalisms global dimension can only be formulated at the level of truth-without-meaning, as the reality of the global market mechanism.

This, then, is what makes millions seek refuge in our opiums: not just new poverty and lack of prospect but the unbearable superego pressure in its two aspects the pressure to succeed professionally and the pressure to enjoy life fully in all its intensity. Perhaps, this second aspect is even more unsettling: what remains of our life when our retreat into private pleasure itself becomes the stuff of brutal injunction?

12:01

FDA Approves Pill That Digitally Tracks if Patients Have Ingested it "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The FDA has approved Abilify MyCite, a pill with a sensor that digitally tracks whether patients have taken their medication.

The system works by sending a message from the pills sensor to a wearable patch. The patch transmits the information to a mobile application so that patients can track the ingestion of the medication on their smart phone. Patients can also permit their caregivers and physician to access the information through a web-based portal.

FDA Press Release 

12:00

New Traction for Art Therapy as a Treatment for Depression "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Art therapy in Heisa Island Aswan (Photo Credit: Flickr)

12:00

Marvel Greenlights Superhero Movie Following Success of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LOS ANGELES Marvel Studios announced today that they would be cautiously greenlighting a new superhero film as a result of the financial and critical success of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok, according to close sources.

Its always difficult to agree to finance a blockbuster film, said President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige. But we crunched the numbers and it looks like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok managed to do well enough in theaters for us to justify making another superhero movie and we are really excited about that.

Its uncertain if this next superhero movie will also be a success but given the last 17 films we have made, its definitely possible, he added. We are not sure what the story will be yet, but we are thinking it will star a snarky wise-cracking protagonist.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Upon hearing the announcement from Feige, DC Films also announced that they would be making a super...

12:00

Square's Cash App Pilots Bitcoin Buying and Selling "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some users of Square's Cash App have quietly been given the option to buy or sell bitcoin within their accounts, according to reports.

12:00

The Art of Homemaking: 25 Things to Teach Teens Before They Move Out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I had a realization this last summer that I only have 3 more summers with my oldest before he will be moving out.and I realized how much he still needs to know. (HA!) There is so much growing up that happens in these last teenage years and I know I am not ready for it []

The post The Art of Homemaking: 25 Things to Teach Teens Before They Move Out appeared first on Simple Simon and Company.

12:00

Safe Storage of Gas & Combustible Fuels "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Safe Storage of Fuel Do you store Fuel? Gasoline, Diesel, Propane, Kerosene, Camp-Fuel, Alcohol, Fuel-Oils, Acetylene? Are you storing them Safely and Properly? Have a look at this perfectly timed photo of an exploding gas can. Probably staged, but still quite impressive to say the least:   Guest Article by NRP Flammable liquids can be one of the most dangerous items anyone can store. Safe storage of gas and other fuels should be a top priority. If stored incorrectly it can lead to explosive disastrous results and even death. Here is an excerpt from the National Fire Protection Association: In

The post Safe Storage of Gas & Combustible Fuels appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

11:45

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If, like me, your favorite shirts are loose with a generous armhole depth, when you want to layer something warmer over them, you cant reach for a cardigan that has a traditional shape. Thats where Olson comes in, a cardigan inspired by a hole in my closet!

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

Olson has a deep Dolman sleeve and a steep shoulder slope, making it an ideal garment to pull on over almost anything. There is also subtle short-row hem shaping, slightly higher in the front than the back for a gentle sweep. In addition, a Modified Three-Needle Bind Off that celebrates (as well as joins) the long slope of the sleeve. Extra deep ribbed bands are the final touch.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

For this classic knit, I chose Purl Sohos Understory, a fantastic blend of alpaca, yak, and silk that looks and feels absolutely amazing in simple stockinette stitch. Its drape is lightweight, but it knits up into a wonderfully warm and cozy fabric.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

I love the color Silver Berry, a pale lilac with a dose of gray that feels timeless and neutral but far from boring. I think its the perfect color for Olson, nothing too fancy but very special! -Julie

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

This project designed for Purl Soho by Julie Hoover.

Materials

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Olson | Purl Soho

  • 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Purl Sohos Understory, 50% baby alpaca, 25% baby yak, and 25% silk. This is the color Silver Berry.
  • US 6, 32- or 40-inch......

11:35

Bitcoin Price Watch; Getting Straight To It "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We are heading into the middle of the week and it is time to take the first of our twice-daily looks at the bitcoin price in an attempt to cobble together a strategy that we can use to try and draw a profit from the market if and when we see any volatility going forward.

Normally, we take a look at what happened overnight so as to garner a bit of insight into how price brought us to where things stand. Right now, however, things are moving pretty fast, so we arent going to waste any time going over previous action. Instead, because we dont want to miss a trade, we are going to jump right into our analysis and get some key levels in place straight away.

So, with this noted, lets kick things off for the session today. As ever, take a quick look at the chart below before we get started so as to get an idea where things stand. It is a one-minute candlestick chart and it has our range overlaid in green.

As the chart shows, the range we are looking at for the session today comes in as defined by support to the downside at 6886 and resistance to the upside at 6950.

We are going to stick with our breakout strategy, so we will put our intrarange approach on the back burner for the time being.

Looking to the upside and to our first potential entry, we will jump in long towards an immediate upside target of 7000 flat if we see a break above resistance. A stop loss on the trade at 6935 looks good from a risk management perspective.

Looking south, if we get a close below support, we will jump in short towards a downside target of 6830. Again we need a stop loss on this one and somewhere in the region of 6900 looks like it should do the job.

Lets see how things play out.

Charts courtesy of Trading View

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11:34

Bitcoin Eyes $7k As Square Tests Bitcoin Payments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

More good news for Bitcoin as Square increases adoption with in-app payments.

11:32

Local Gay Socceroos Supporter Literally Explodes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

GREG BOWMAN | Ball Sports | Contact As if today couldnt get any better for Dave Hatton, it just did. This morning, his love for his partner Michael was validated and accepted by the majority of his fellow Australians. Tonight, his second loves just qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Speaking to The Advocate moments []

The post Local Gay Socceroos Supporter Literally Explodes appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

11:29

The Art Of Rage Vernissage & Book Release in der Golden Hands Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Diesen Monat erffnet eine Ausstellung auf die wir uns ganz besonders freuen. Ab dem 23. November zeigt die Golden Hands Gallery in der Hamburger Neustadt eine Soloausstellung der Graffiti-Legende RAGE. Unter dem Titel The Art Of Rage zeigt die Einzelausstellung eine Auswahl von Arbeiten des Hamburger Knstlers und setzt seine Kunst aus dem ffentlichen Raum erstmals in konzentrierter Form in den Kontext der Galerie. Am selben Tag erscheint das gleichnamige Buch von RAGE, das zusammen The Grifters verlegt wird. RACHE gehrt ohne Zweifel zu den talentiertesten Graffiti Writern Hamburgs und ist nach wie vor in der Stadt aktiv und nutzt vor allem Zge als Leinwand fr seine Arbeit. The Art Of Rage Vernissage & Book Release 23. November 2017 19:00 bis 22:00 h Golden Hands Gallery Kaiser- Wilhelm- Str. 87 20355 Hamburg Facebook Event Alle Bilder: Rage / Golden Hands Gallery

Der Beitrag The Art Of Rage Vernissage & Book Release in der Golden Hands Gallery erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

11:26

What a Real Church Massacre looks like "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Collective phenomena are less sensitive to correction than individual phenomena. Because it is widely shared by identification, collective delusion is less amendable to correction than individual self-deceit. Never Forget: The US Govt Carried Out the Largest Church Massacre24 Years Ago, In Texas Think about it. Bill Clinton & Janet Reno Murdered 82 At Waco, Texas: Bill []

11:21

Brazilian Central Bank Ramps Up Blockchain R&D Efforts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The central bank is reportedly building with just about every Blockchain platform it can get its hands on. The platforms are Ethereum, JP Morgans Quorum, Hyperledger Fabric and R3s newly launched Corda 1.0.

11:11

Our 10 favourite takes on that Daily Telegraph front page "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Daily Telegraph switched into full-on crush the mutineers mode with todays front page. Its as if theyre worried that Brexit might not happen.

Here are 10 of our favourite responses online.

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11:11

Central Bank of Iran Plans Comprehensive Review of Cryptocurrency Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a press conference in mid-November 2017, Central Bank of Iran Deputy Director of New Technologies, Naser Hakimi, announced that the central bank is studying Bitcoin and planning to examine its policies about digital currencies.

11:02

Rewarding Bad Behavior Its what they do "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Bergdahl Progressives FARMINGTON, ME Im minding my own business in a bookstore near the University of Maines campus here when I hear two women talking. One of them is trashing Donald Trump as the other sagely nods. Then they start gushing about Barack Obamas greatness and what a fine president he was. Tempted []

11:00

A Review Of Zanos Review Of Wilbers Trump And A Post-Truth World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Someone needs to put Zano back in his place and that someone is me! Hes starting to get a little too smug in his old age and sometimes he needs reminded hes not a Jedi yet. This is a rebuttal of sorts to his feature: A Review Of Ken Wilbers Trump And A Post-Truth World: Or, How I Stopped Evolving And

11:00

Oslo Bitcoin Meetup Renames to Bitcoin Cash Meetup "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

An interesting shift from Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash is taking place as we speak. In Oslo, one of the Meetup groups is ditching Bitcoin altogether. The name has even been rebranded to Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup starting a few days ago. This is a rather interesting development, although we will see more of these in the future. The battle lines between BTC and BCH are becoming more clear than ever before. How all of this will play out in the long run, remains a mystery.

It is not uncommon for Meetup groups to change their name. In this particular case, dropping the Bitcoin name is pretty interesting. Although this name was used for three years, the time has come to change things up a bit. The owner of this group is a clear Bitcoin Cash supporter. In his opinion, it may even become the new Bitcoin in the long run. It promises fast, cheap, and reliable transactions.

Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup is now a Thing

Bitcoin itself is struggling in all three departments as we speak. It isnt all that fast, the fees are too high, and reliability can be an issue. It remains to be seen if BCH will fare better in this regard, though. So far, the network has not been without flaws and hiccups either. Competition can be a good thing to create a better and stronger Bitcoin in the end, though. This particular group of people will follow the Bitcoin Cash path and not look back on Bitcoin itself.

It is important to note the Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup will still use the same model. It is open to anyone, there will be regular events, and freedom of speech is the top priority. A new fundraiser has been launched focusing on BCH solely for free beer. Anyone who donates 0.1 BCH or more can get a shout out from the organizers as well. It is an interesting time for a change, but the decision can easily be justified.

The bigger question is how users will respond to this change. The Oslo Bitcoin Cash Meetup group has quite a few members. So far, only one negative response has been recorded, which is to be expected. Whether or not all 681 members will appreciate this new direction, remains....

11:00

SecureKey Taps IBM Blockchain for Digital Identity System Launch "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Canadian startup SecureKey has revealed it will soon launch an ID verification system built with IBM Blockchain.

11:00

Boxing club defends cot-fighting event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

the 'battle for the rattle'A sports club in Preston which charged adults 25 a ticket to watch a fight between two 18-month-old boys has denied that the toddlers in question were being exploited.

The controversial cot-fight between Tommy Rusk-crusher Jones and Benny Bedwetter Benson was eventually stopped in the third round because it was time for the challengers afternoon nap. Club owner Barry Hardwick defended the contest, saying No one forces these toddlers to fight all we do is put one really nice toy in the cot; after that, its up to them what they get up to.

When it was pointed out that Tommy was crying loudly throughout the bout, Mr Hardwick said, Well they do that, dont they? He also defended the lack of gum shields on the grounds that they havent got many teeth yet and theyre going to fall out in a few years anyway. He also pointed out the extensive padding worn by the youngsters, all be it mainly in the nappy area.

Defenders of the event point to the educational and health benefits of cot fighting. Toddler boxing is a noble and ancient sport and gives the under-twos a regulated outlet for their aggression, said Hardwick. If they werent knocking each other unconscious these youngsters might be out rioting or mugging or something. Now that can wait until they start nursery school.

The two toddlers were unavailable for comment, as it was way past their bedtime. However, Bensons manager told the press, My boy Benny is hoping to grow up and become a cage-fighter by the time hes four, adding, Just as long as no one forces him to marry Jordan. Now that would be cruel.

10:59

Jeanice Barcelo | The Dark Agenda Behind The Hospital Birth Protocols "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Join Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats as he talks about birth trauma, prenatal care, the dangers of ultrasounds and Pitocin with guest, Jeanice Barcelo.

Many of us are all too familiar with the cold, clinical process of childbirth, where pregnant mothers and their fetus' are subjected to endless tests, injections, and ultrasounds, all in the name of modern medicine.

And while these method of madness may be hailed within the scientific community, it is obvious our prenatal care and birthing process have mutated into an industry orchestrated to prey of the fear of new parents.

This cycle has evolved throughout the last century, from a natural, love-filled process, to one that is designed to deliberately genetically alter both mother and child, through psychological torture beginning from the moment of incarnation and resulting in both cascade of interventions during birth and lifelong effects on fertility.

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10:57

Currents in the atmosphere and 2017 Atlantic hurricanes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tracking the aerosols carried on the winds let scientists see the currents in our atmosphere. This visualization follows sea salt, dust, and smoke from July 31 to November 1, 2017, to reveal how these particles are transported across the map. The first thing that is...... Read more

10:42

Have your cake and eat it, too! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reproducible Tails builds


We have received the Mozilla Open Source Support award in order to make Tails ISO images build reproducibly. This project was on our roadmap for 2017 and with the release of Tails 3.3 we are proud to present one of the world's first reproducible ISO images of a Linux operating system.

From source code to binary code


When we write software, we do this using programming languages which a human can read and understand....

Have your cake and eat it, too!

10:40

CME Groups Regulated Futures Market May Enable Retail Giants to Accept Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mega-retailers have long been concerned about the risk of dealing with Bitcoin. Now that a regulated futures market is about to emerge, they can mitigate those risks.

10:36

A Guide to the Best Survival Vest "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Trying to find the best survival vest for your money? Check out our buyers guide and in-depth reviews before you spend your hard earned.

The post A Guide to the Best Survival Vest appeared first on Primal Survivor.

10:28

Brexit turns out Vladimir Putin was in the driving seat all along "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Biggest news story today is how much Russia interfered in the Brexit vote.

If only wed bothered to take a closer look. The clues were there.

Check out the drivers seat.

Nyet!

The post Brexit turns out Vladimir Putin was in the driving seat all along appeared first on The Poke.

10:27

Corker, Trump Dispute Leads to a Fruitful Discussion about the Merits of Adult Undergarments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Washington, DC. Tensions are running high--once again--between Capitol Hill and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. According to multiple reports, corroborated by several sources close to Capitol Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue, and documented by video and au...

10:24

Ukrainian Top Lawmaker Wants to Exempt Crypto Income and Profits from Taxation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If a recently filed bill goes past the parliament, digital currency incomes and profits in Ukraine will be exempted from taxation, including those from buying, selling, transacting and mining operations.

10:15

Masculinity Is Toxic - Occidental Professor Warns: Be 'Suspicious of Males Who Strongly Identify as Men' "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Occidental Professor Warns: Be 'Suspicious of Males Who Strongly Identify as Men'

10:09

Israel's Money Machine - Jewish oligarchs fund crimes against humanity "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection

A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media

Israel's Money Machine

Jewish oligarchs fund crimes against humanity
Philip Giraldi November 14, 2017
http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israels-money-machine/

Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces 2014 Western Region Gala

The stars came out in Hollywood on November 2nd, or at least some of them did. The gala event celebrated the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and raised funds to support its mission in Israel itself and on the occupied West Bank. The organization being fted was the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), which has fourteen regional offices in the United States and operates under the slogan Their job is to look after Israel. Our job is to look after them. In attendance were Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Gerald Butler. Entertainment was provided by the singer Seal.

Hollywood Jewish royalty was thick on the ground, the grub was strictly kosher and billionaires competed to see who could give the most to such a worthy cause. The 1,200 attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel donated a record $53.8 million, with Oracle founder Larry Ellison leading the pack with a contribution of $16.6 million. Israeli media mogul Haim Saban, Hillary Clintons most generous supporter, served as host of the event and donated $5 million. Two weeks ago, a similar gathering of 1,200 in New York City dubbed A Night of Heroes, attended by GOP major donor casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, raised $35 million, $7 million coming from Adelson personally. FIDF reportedly was sitting on $190 million in contributions for the year before the Hollywood and New York events.

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10:05

Cedella Marley: Be Thankful "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When you feel lost, be thankful. When the joys come, be thankful. When the challenges and sorrows arrive, be thankful.

10:05

Israel denies entry to 7 French officials for supporting boycott movement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Israel denies entry to 7 French officials for supporting boycott movement

Israel denies entry to 7 French officials for supporting boycott movement

10:04

How To Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? Id say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much.

10:03

How a 12-Year-Old Girl Could Cause Cannabis to Be Legalized Nationwide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A twelve-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency to legalize cannabis across the country.

10:02

If Were Living in a Virtual Reality, Why Care About Anything? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Since we all eventually wake-up as God, whats the point of doing anything?

10:01

How a Coin Makes it to an Exchange, Starting From Bottom "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With the boom if ICOs and altcoins, as well as the numerous forks, it is a real game of Russian roulette for exchanges to decide on what coins to offer.

10:01

Surprising Study Suggests Gluten Sensitivity Isnt Caused By Gluten At All "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After eating foods that contain gluten, do you tend to experience itching, irritability, bloating, or general discomfort? If so, youve likely assumed you are allergic to the protein found in a variety of grains. But according to a new study, gluten isnt the actual culprit. Rather, a sugar chain called fructans is to blame.

10:00

'Shitshow' to Success? Bitcoin Gold's Launch Has Been Anything But Smooth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Following user confusion and controversy, many in the bitcoin gold community, including developers, think the new cryptocurrency is running smoothly.

10:00

Research Finds That Intellectual Humility Can Make Us Better Thinkers & People; Good Thing Theres a Free Course on Intellectual Humility "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Intellectual humility is not, contrary to most popular appearances, reflexively according equal weight to both sides of every argument or assuming that everyones opinion is equally valid. These are forms of mental laziness and ethical abdication. It is, however, believing in our own fallibility and opening ourselves up to hearing arguments without immediately forming a judgment about them or the people who make them. We do not abandon our reason and values, we strengthen them, argues Mark Leary, by not being afraid of being wrong. Leary, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, is the lead author of a new study on intellectual humility that found essentially no difference between liberals and conservatives or between religious and nonreligious people when it comes to intellectual humility.




The study challenges many ideas that can prevent dialogue. There are stereotypes about conservatives and religiously conservative people being less intellectually humble about their beliefs," says Leary. But he and his colleagues didnt find a shred of evidence to support that. This doesnt necessarily mean that such people have high degrees of intellectual humility, only that all of us, perhaps equally, possess fairly low levels of the trait. Il...

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Brickbat: From the Farmhouse to the Outhouse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

David Maung/EFE/NewscomOfficials at Troy University, a state school in Alabama, have punished members of the FarmHouse fraternity for a skit in which frat members playing Donald Trump and Border Patrol agents chased a Mexican immigrant over a wall. Members of the fraternity were ordered to complete education and training on the importance of unity, respect and diversity on campus and perform acts of service.

09:57

Biological Health Hazard (Zoonotic Disease Outbreak) Anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, Babesiosis: Maine, USA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ANAPLASMOSIS, LYME DISEASE, BABESIOSIS USA: (MAINE) INCREASED CASES **************** Published Date: 2017-11-14 13:50:35 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, babesiosis USA: (ME) increased cases Archive Number: 20171114.5443131 Date: Mon 13 Nov 2017 4:00 AM EST Source: Portland Press Herald [edited] Reported cases of a tick-borne disease are swelling in Maine this year [2017], but []

09:46

TruthEarth.org 11-14-17 (Part IV) Massive Intel Drops on 4Chan by Individual(s) with Highest Level Q Clearance & Other Updates (UPDATED) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here is Part IV in the series of Q Clearance interpretations by Jonathon at TruthEarth.org. So this is quite a long article. He even includes a Kim Dotcom Tweet, and remarks from David Wilcock and Corey Goode about what is about to take place.

Joyful reading to all

Here are the previous TruthEarth posts: Part I (Kp blog post), Part II (Kp blog post), and...

09:38

North Korean Hackers Attack Cryptocurrency Users And Service Providers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Based on its latest report as of mid-November 2017, KISA has monitored a 370% increase in malware attacks in 2017 as compared from the figures in 2016.

09:10

Blockchain Advocacy Group Launched in Wyoming "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Wyoming Blockchain Coalition launched on Tuesday, aiming to boost adoption of the technology in the Equality State.

09:05

The Great Divide ~ Preparedness Then & Now! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Great Divide ~ Preparedness Then & Now!
Host: Lynna A Preppers Path Audio player provided!

The Great Divide for some will conjure up thoughts of the Continental Divide, a geological divide of the Americas by mountain ranges that drain to the Pacific and the Atlantic, but for others the Great Divide might be bring thoughts of music of a band so called and still others will think of a 2012 movie comedy while others will think of it in terms of society and those things that divide us.

Continue reading The Great Divide ~ Preparedness Then & Now! at Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

09:00

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC/USD to Break Higher? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • Ethereum classic price started an upside move from the $14.50 swing low against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $18.00 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair (Data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair might break the $18.00 resistance and attempt further gains in the near term.

Ethereum classic price is slowly gaining pace against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETC/USD needs to break $18.00 to initiate a new leg higher.

Ethereum Classic Price Resistance

After a major decline towards $14.50, ETC price found support against the US Dollar. The price started an upside move and was able to move above the $16.00 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average. It traded close to the $20.00 handle and formed a high at 19.25. It is currently correcting lower and moved below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $14.50 low to $19.25 high.

However, the downside move was protected by the $16.50 support and the 100 hourly SMA. Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $14.50 low to $19.25 high also prevented declines. It seems like the price is consolidating above $16.00 and the 100 hourly SMA. There is a major contracting triangle pattern forming with resistance at $18.00 on the hourly chart of the ETC/USD pair. The pair needs to settle above the $18.00 resistance to gain further momentum in the near term.

Ethereum Classic Price Technical Analysis ETC USD

On the upside, the next resistance could be near $19.50-20.00. On the downside, an initial support is at $17.00. However, the most important support is near $16.00 and the 100 hourly SMA. The pair has to remain above $16.00 if it has to move above $18.00.

Hourly MACD The MACD for ETC/USD is almost flat in the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI The RSI for ETC/USD is currently well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $16.00

Major Resistance Level $18.00

 

Charts courtesy ...

09:00

If Were Living in a Virtual Reality, Why Care About Anything? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the path of awakening, sooner or later, everyone reaches a milestone where they experience Oneness, and from this state, its common to realize that nothing is real, and, consequently, there is nothing to do and no purpose to life.

After all, since we all eventually wake-up as God, whats the point of doing anything?

Although in the grand scheme of things this perception is true, it can be vastly misleading, and, unfortunately, result in great consequences.

Believing that there is no point to life because its just a dream or a virtual reality, from which we awaken, can give us permission to put our heads in the sand, and even set the stage for carelessness and abuse.


In fact, some really conscious people use this as an excuse to be insensitive, harm others, or perpetuate the misuse of Earth.

Therefore, its important to enlighten this grand misconception

What Exactly is Oneness?

Regardless of the

If Were Living in a Virtual Reality, Why Care About Anything? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the path of awakening, sooner or later, everyone reaches a milestone where they experience Oneness, and from this state, its common to realize that nothing is real, and, consequently, there is nothing to do and no purpose to life.

After all, since we all eventually wake-up as God, whats the point of doing anything?

Although in the grand scheme of things this perception is true, it can be vastly misleading, and, unfortunately, result in great consequences.

Believing that there is no point to life because its just a dream or a virtual reality, from which we awaken, can give us permission to put our heads in the sand, and even set the stage for carelessness and abuse.


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08:32

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 15, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 15 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 15 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 14 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net712-770-4016 pin123456#

1. This morning Nov. 14 around 11:00 am EST the authority to put out Iraq's new rate on the Dinar was given to the CBI. Iraq would be putting out that actual rate at any moment. Iraq needed to because they would be inducted into the World Trade Organization on Friday Nov. 17. Celebrations were scheduled to begin tomorrow Nov. 15.

2. The Dinar and Zim were still being traded on the international market, causing the rates to go up.

3. Banks and Call Centers were ready and activated so they could begin exchanges when the 800# came out.

4. Trump arrived in Hawaii today Nov. 14, and then flew to Washington DC tonight.

5. We should have announcements some time around 11:00 am tomorrow Nov. 14. Bruce does not believe those announcements included that we had a gold/asset backed dollar.

6. At 2 pm EST last Sunday Nov. 12 Bitcoin became gold backed.

B. Nov. 14 2017 1:31 pm EST GCE Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 14, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. There was no sign of a currency release yet...

08:30

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis November 15 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

ETH/USD

Ethereum continues to chop around in a slow upward grind against the US dollar, as we have found the $330 level to cause a bit of trouble. However, I think we will continue to see buyers underneath so its likely that the market continues to rally from here, perhaps offering an opportunity to get involved to the upside as we continue to reach towards the $350 level above.

ETH/BTC

Ethereum also has been rallying against Bitcoin, and looks likely to continue to do so, at least until we reach towards the 0.055 level. Pullbacks of this point should be supported at the 0.046 level, but if we break down below there, we should resume the longer-term downtrend. At best, this is a short-term buying opportunity.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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08:19

People are confused by Jacob Rees-Moggs face while he waits his turn to speak "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Does Jacob Rees-Moggs face always do this? Or is it just a sign of his boiling fury that the chap next to him Labour MP Chuka Umanna dare question Brexit?

08:14

Bunny & Carrot Pattern! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"




Hello friends! I am very excited to announce that you can now buy the Bunny & Carrot sewing pattern! Eeeeeeee!



First, a quick nuts-and-bolts overview:

Q: How big are the Bunny and Carrot?
A:
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08:03

Dutch Financial Regulator Warns Investing in Initial Coin Offerings Very Risky "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In his statement, AFM chairperson Merel van Vroonhoven said that there is great promise shown by Blockchain technology for financial services applications but there is also high risk of scams and loss of investments in ICOs.

08:00

UK Hedge Fund Man Group Mulls Bitcoin Futures Offering "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

British hedge fund Man Group's CEO Luke Ellis told Reuters Tuesday that the company would add bitcoin to its investment portfolio.

07:56

There are so many mass shootings in the US that Trump has started to mix them up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

After yet another horrific shooting in the US, Donald Trump sent this message out on Twitter today.

Except that was nine days ago, the Texas church shooting that left at least 26 dead.

This latest shooting was in California where a gunman killed four people at several different locations including a school.

So either the so-called president was nine days late with this hugely helpful thoughts and prayers or there are so many shootings in the US right now he just got mixed up.

Heres how people replied to Trump.

07:30

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP/USD Forming Breakout Pattern "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • Ripple price is placed nicely above the $0.2000 handle against the US Dollar and eyes further gains.
  • There is a contracting triangle forming with support at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken).
  • The price is holding the bullish bias and it might attempt an upside break above $0.2100.

Ripple price remains in the bullish zone against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. XRP/USD needs to gather pace above $0.2100 for more gains.

Ripple Price Trend

There were decent gains in Ripple price this week above $0.2000 against the US Dollar. The price is currently placed well in the bullish zone and looks set to break the $0.2100 level sooner or later. It corrected nicely from the $0.1900 swing low and also moved above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last leg down from the $0.2240 high to $0.1898 low.

However, the price seems to be finding sellers near the $0.2080 and $0.2100 levels. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last leg down from the $0.2240 high to $0.1898 low is preventing further upsides. At present, the price is above the 100 hourly simple moving average and $0.2000. However, it has to move above the $0.2100 level for further gains. Moreover, there is a contracting triangle forming with support at $0.2040 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair.

Ripple Price Technical Analysis XRP USD

A break above the contracting triangle resistance at $0.2100 would open the doors for more gains. The next stop for buyers could be near $0.2200. On the downside, the $0.2040 level is a major support area. Below $0.2040, the next major support is near the $0.2000 handle.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for XRP/USD is currently struggling to move into the bullish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for XRP/USD is currently heading higher and is above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $0.2040

Major Resistance Level $0.2100

 

Charts court...

07:30

Forget Scientology Exposing the Satanic Sex Cult "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Taken at face value it was an innocent enough remark, encouraging friends to explore 'a belief system to apply to day-to-day life to attain peacefulness'.

But when Peaches Geldof chose to share her 'religious' convictions with her 148,000 followers on Twitter, it lifted the lid on a much more sinister world than first impressions would suggest.

The socialite, 24, is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, and even has the initials tattooed on her left forearm.

Given her tendency to flit between fads and fashions (at one point she was a Scientologist, more recently she has wandered into Judaism), this could be dismissed as another harmless flirtation.


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07:30

DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis November 15 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

DASH/USD

DASH continues to go sideways, just above the $400 level. There is a lot of support just below, but I think the market may drift slightly lower to pick up momentum. That would be expected, because we have recently broken out over significant resistance. I suspect the $375 level is an area that will attract a lot of attention, as $350 will most certainly do as well.

LTC/USD

Litecoin continues to grind sideways near the $61 level, trying to break above the $62 level. I think at this point, the $58 level underneath his support, so if we can stay above there, this should continue to be a buy on the dips opportunity to build up a larger position. A breakdown below $58 probably sends this market down to the $52 level.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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07:25

Tribal Community Deserves Real Answers as to Why Officer was Trigger Happy in Death of Bad River Teen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Commentary

Published November 15, 2017

Shortly before noon, one week ago, 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero, a tribal citizen of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, was shot and killed by Brock Mrdjenovich, an Ashland County sheriffs deputy, who has been an officer for about a year.

The incident became one more tragedy for an American Indian family. The incident became one more time an officer killed an American Indian.

The number of American Indians killed by police has more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. Sadly, the Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice reports on a per capita basis, American Indians are more likely to be killed by police than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States.

In the immediate days after the killing Peros family demanded answers from law enforcement about the death of their son and grandson.

Levi Rickert

On Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Jusitce provided an updated the day the family was hosting ceremonies to bury their dead teen. Not surprsing, the report provided a very one-sided account about what happened on last Wednesday morning.

A portion of the report reads:

Pero approached Deputy Mrdjenovich with a large butcher knife and he refused numerous commands to drop the weapon. On two occasions, Pero lunged at the deputy while the deputy was attempting to retreat. Deputy Mrdjenovich fired his service weapon at Pero, striking him twice. Life-saving measures were initiated however, Pero was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. DCI has determined Jason Pero was the same person that called 911 reporting a man with a knife, giving his own physical description. Initial information indicates that Pero had been despondent over the few days leading up to the incident and evidence from a search warrant executed on Peros bedroom supports that information. 

Some eyewitnesses are reportedly disputing Pero had a knife. So...

07:00

Comic for 2017.11.15 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

Pesticides Implicated in Infertility "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Human fertility is declining, and recent studies suggest conventional food may be a significant contributor to this disturbing trend, seen in both men and women. Pesticides have repeatedly been implicated in worsening fertility, and one of the most recent studies adds further support to this hypothesis.

The study,1,2 published in JAMA Internal Medicine, evaluated the influence of factors known to affect reproduction on the reproductive success of 325 women between the ages of 18 and 45 (mean age 35), who underwent in vitro fertilization (IVF). As reported by Time,3 The women in the study filled out detailed questionnaires about their diet, along with other factors that can affect IVF outcomes, like their age, weight and history of pregnancy and live births.

High Pesticide Exposure Associated With Reduced IVF Success

Using a U.S. government database listing average pesticide residues on food, the researchers estimated each participants pesticide exposure based on their food questionnaires. On average, women with high pesticide exposure ate 2.3 servings per day of fruits, berries or vegetables known to have high amounts of pesticide residue. Those in the lowest quartile ate less than 1 serving of high-pesticide produce per day.

Compared to women with the lowest pesticide exposure, women with the highest amounts of pesticide exposure had an 18 percent lower IVF success rate. They were also 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they did become pregnant. Using modeling, the researchers estimate that exchanging a single serving of high-pesticide produce per day for one with low pesticide load may increase the odds of pregnancy by 79 percent, and the odds of having a live birth by 88 percent.

Pesticide Regulations Fail to Protect Human Health

Senior investigator Dr. Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health told Time:4

I was always skeptical that pesticide residues in foods would have any impact on health whatsoever. So, when we started doing this work a couple of years ago, I thought we were not going to find anything. I was surpri...

Foods That Prevent Inflammation Also Enhance Your Brain Function "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

It is important to realize that chronic inflammation often leads to chronic illnesses and health conditions, including obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and immune-mediated conditions. In fact, inflammation plays a significant role in seven of the top 10 leading causes of death.1

Inflammation is a normal part of your body's response to the environment to protect you from foreign invaders, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. However, chronic, long-term inflammation increases your risks for devastating health conditions that may change the way you live or may even lead to death.

Many times, inflammation starts in your gut. Your intestines are a large and complex organ designed to pass nutrients to your body and gather waste to pass from your body. What you eat has a considerable effect on the permeability of your intestinal walls and how much waste or toxins may leak into your body. This leakage is a substantial driving force in the development of chronic inflammation.

The degree of permeability is in direct proportion to chemical mediators inside your intestines and in your bloodstream, in real time. This means that you can affect permeability immediately with the choices you make. However, repeated damage reduces the ability of the intestines to respond properly.

Eventually this may lead to impaired absorption of nutrients and overburden your immune system. Inflammation also has an effect on your brain. Recent research has found those with inflammatory markers in their 50s experienced a reduction in the size of their brain 24 years later.2

Inflammation May Lead to Reduced Brain Volume

This study provides more evidence that systemic inflammation may have lifelong effects on your health. The researchers took blood samples from a large, biracial community and analyzed five inflammatory markers at the start of the study and then again 24 years later. Those markers included levels of fibrinogen, albumin, white cell count, factor VIII and von Willebrand factor.3

Using these levels, the researchers created a composite score they could compare agains...

More Proof Heartburn Products Are Dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola

Heartburn is a common condition and estimated to affect nearly 60 million Americans at least once a month.1 The pain is often described as sharp and burning, sometimes behind the breastbone and other times moving around the neck or throat. A Norwegian research team2 reported the incidence of people who experienced acid reflux at least once a week had increased by nearly 50 percent in the decade leading up to 2009.3

Occasional heartburn is not uncommon, but when the pain occurs frequently, or interferes with your daily routine, it may have become chronic heartburn.4 Your symptoms may be the result of a problem with your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) located between the stomach and esophagus. Normally, this sphincter keeps stomach acid in your stomach, only opening when you're swallowing or to let you belch.5

When your LES allows gastric acid to rise into your esophagus you experience the symptoms of heartburn, since the lining of your esophagus is not designed to withstand the acidic pH of stomach acid. With continued exposure to acid, the cells in the esophagus begin to adapt and become more like cells found in your small intestines.6 This is called Barrett's Esophagus and is a condition that increases your risk of developing esophageal cancer.

Previous research has found people taking a heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and who had infections with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), associated with the development of stomach ulcers, had a greater chance of developing cellular changes linked to stomach cancer.7 In recent research, scientists have now determined people taking PPIs, even after the infection had cleared, had a greater potential for developing stomach cancer as compared to those who were never infected.8......

06:58

BITCOIN ALTERNATIVES DASH AND MONERO ARE IN A POLE POSITION TO GAIN "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin alternatives DASH and Monero is expected to test last weeks high now that both technical and fundamental set ups favor them. While there was an update for DASH, Monero is considered secure and scalable and both should benefit from BTC legacy capital outflows. On the other hand NEO and NEM are at the early stages of a bull run and should appreciate in due course.

Lets look at the charts:

NEM RESTRICTED TO A $0.02 TRADE RANGE

alt coin NEM Daily chartNEMUSD Daily Chart for November 15, 2017

To say the least, yesterdays NEM price action was tepid and oscillating around the 20 period MA and the main resistance line at $0.20.

Alt coin NEM trading chart also shows that the trading range was $0.02 with NEM closing above the 20 period MA. Of course as we can see, there is consistent bull pressure after that over-extension on November 2.

If bulls manage to close strongly above the 20 period MA today, NEM will probably retest the main resistance trend line at $0.22. However, if it reverses bears would still be in charge.

BITCOIN ALTERNATIVE DASH RECOVERS AND TREND HIGHER

Bitcoin alternatives DASH Daily chartDASHUSD Daily Chart for November 15, 2017

According to our trade plan, DASH correction lower paused at the buy zone and by close of day, long lower wicks had formed.

This pointed to bull pressure and as momentum continues to swing higher, DASH bulls should be long in lower ti...

06:49

Generac 17,500w "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was at the big box and saw that there was something kind of unusual on the warranty resale line. It was a generac generator rated for 17,500w load, 22kw surge. That's like 72 amps of 240v power.
I knew that is not something that I see every day and had to ask how much they wanted for it since they offer fairly steep discounts on the turn-ins. All I knew is I was likely going to buy it.
After sales tax it's a $3,000 generator when new. I paid $1,110 it out the door.

It's got a nema 14-50...

Generac 17,500w

06:48

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis November 15 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook November.

BTC/USD

Bitcoin has been relatively quiet during the Tuesday session, as we continue to hover just above the 6500 level. The market looks likely to find a bit of support in this area, but with the stochastic oscillator crossing at the 80 level, I am a bit hesitant in the short term. I need to see a break above the 6800 level to start buying, which at that point I think 7000 becomes the next resistance barrier. Otherwise, a pullback from here should have people interested again near the 6200 level.

BTC/JPY

Bitcoin also rolled over a little bit against the Japanese yen, as we are oversold in the stochastic oscillator also. I think that 700,000 makes more sense for the buyers to return, as we are trying to build up a bit of confidence. 725,000 is also an area where we could find buyers, so any type of bounce in that region could be an opportunity to go long as well.

Thanks for watching, Ill be back tomorrow.

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06:30

Richard Dawkins Defends 'Mild' Pedophilia, Again and Again "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Richard Dawkins defended "mild pedophilia" in an interview with the Times magazine back in 2013. 

And while the quote itself is quite jarring, especially to those who look to Dawkins for his influential writings on atheism (but haven't noticed some of his other strange stances), it's far from the first time that the scientist has launched a defense of the behavior or talked about his own abuse at the hands of boarding school teachers.

First, here's what Dawkins said to The Times magazine, as condensed by the Religion News Service:

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06:21

The changing colors of our living planet "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Life. It's the one thing that, so far, makes Earth unique among the thousands of other planets we've discovered. Since the fall of 1997, NASA satellites have continuously and globally observed all plant life at the surface of the land and ocean. During the...... Read more

Drought in Somalia kills up to 75% of livestock, pre-famine alert issued "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Severe drought is having a devastating impact on people in the Horn of Africa. 750 000 people have been newly displaced just in Somalia. For agropastoralists in Somalia losing their animals is a telltale sign of trouble ahead. In many parts of the country, rains...... Read more

Sonic boom heard and felt across North Alabama "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A sonic boom was heard and felt across North Alabama shortly after 13:40 CST (19:40 UTC) on November 14, 2017. At this time, there is still no official explanation. Numerous Alabamians, primarily from Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Cullman, Talladega, Calhoun, Clay,...... Read more

06:20

8 MILLION Children Go Missing Each Year Across the World Theres Something More to Child Trafficking Than Most Think "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The number of children that go missing each year across the world is staggering: 8 Million! Thats 320 million children in the past four decades alone.

Clearly, theres something more to the story.

According to many whistleblowers, after the second world war we have developed a large space fleet, established extensive colonies on the Moon and Mars and we have companies that already mine for rare metals in the asteroid belt.

We should also take into account the huge underground bases, built on all continents (some of which are 30 stories deep).

...

06:15

In5D Alternative News for November 15 , 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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06:14

Nations Tradies Remind Their Apprentices That They Can Get Married Now Too Haha "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local Betoota-based builder Bevan Parker has today reminded his 17-year-old apprentice, Scotty, that he can get married now and asked him when the big day is. Youd be stoked about the news wouldnt ya? asks Bevan. Hahaha While the surrounding sub-contractors giggle at Bevs , Scotty responds with a light-hearted Oi! fuck []

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06:13

Energy Update BEYOND 11/11 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Shivrael , Guest writer, In5D.com Entering the One Eternal Now Moment What exciting things are happening on the planet? Are we in a new energetic place? A big resounding yes. Change is here. Can you feel it? First, to Explain the Meaning of 1111 From Sacred Scribe Angel Numbers website: Many people associate the []

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06:13

Gavin Clarkson Out at Interior Department after Negative Report was Released "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gavin Clarkson

Published November 15, 2017

WASHINGTON Just five months after being appointed deputy assistant for policy and economic development in the U.S. Department of Interiors Indian Affairs, Gavin Clarkson resigned on Monday.

Appointed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on June 11, 2017, Clarkson resigned after the Interior Departments inspector general issued an unfavorable report on a loan program he ran.

According to the Washington Post, before joining the Trump administration, Clarkson was a consultant for tribes that received loans under the program, including a controversial $22.5 million loan for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe that helped finance the purchase of a brokerage firm that eventually went broke. As a result, the Interior Department is now being sued over its refusal to guarantee the remaining $20 million balance on the loan.

I am excited to help tribal nations and tribal entrepreneurs create the conditions under which they can build, expand and sustain their economies, Clarkson said in a statement announcing his June appointment.

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06:09

Energy Update Old Timeline Looping "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Anastacia-Blue Beyond, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com Old Time Line of our TOTALITY doing a LOOP With the recent 11/11 energies and the 10/10 gateway energies and old timelines that have fallen away we are now re-feeling the Ancient of times past when we came to a space similar to this and its like we []

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06:05

Synthetic Telepathy And Psychotronic Weapon Tortures Used By 100,000 Secret Spies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

via rudy2.wordpress.com The Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence agencies called the N.S.A. [ National Security Agency ], C.S.S. [ Central Security Service ], D.I.A. [ Defence Intelligence Agency ], D.A.R.P.A. [ Defense Advanced Reserch Projects Agency ], C.I.A. [ Central Intelligence Agency ], the D.H.S. [ Department of Homeland Security ], and the F.B.I. [ []

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06:02

Have Mass Arrests Truly Started? Radionics Man Ivan Is Back With Special Help For Lightworkers + News "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

With talk of sealed indictments in DC & Eastern Virginia & violent protests being organized by the Cabal in an attempt to stop all this along with fail-safe operations by the White Hats to protect the public during the Mass Arrests we get into whats likely to happen, and the order in which its likely to happen.

In this exciting episode, we bring back Ivan Anderson with his revelation of how PROPER Grounding through ACTUAL digestion of food.. (through shock, trauma or chronic duress MOST of us dont properly digest our food) which in-turn affects our grounding thus, our ability to ground our Light into Gaias Grids & this world, to help fulfill our soul purpose here Never-mind actually being able to also:

Feel energized

Take charge of your energy system

Help with our internal healing & clearing back to you POWER, intrinsic within our true identity

Take on each day (or gracefully move through each day) with more robust actions from a place of centeredness.

Help clear up the common issue of powering up your pineal gland through the proper absorption of amino acids Instrumental to pineal gland use, (among MANY other ramifications).

What did Ivan discover?

Food Sensitivities issues almost ALL of us have.

Ivan told me the story of how one lady who tried this-that-and-the-other to be able to raise her arm above shoulder height. She was persuaded to try the food sensitivities program Ivan recently pioneered even though she didnt think that could possibly be related.

And it worked!

She was able to raise her right arm all the way after just one month. She was shocked, and so will you thanks to Ivans special offer (on this show only for the next 2 weeks), to help Lightworkers give his program a go for 2 to 6 months.

Tune in this week (9pm Wed EST for live broadcast) to find out more on Ground Crew Command Radio your weekly dose of empowering clarity, inspiration & moti...

06:01

Cherokee National Historical Society Hosting Genealogy Workshop Nov. 18 at Cherokee Heritage Center "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 15, 2017

TAHLEQUAH  In recognition of Native American History Month, the Cherokee National Historical Society is hosting a genealogy workshop on Nov. 18 at the Ho-chee-nee Chapel on the grounds of the

Educational sessions feature information on early Cherokee history, missionaries and schools, Trail of Tears detachments, online resources and more.

The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a 45-minute break for participants to have lunch on their own.

The cost to attend is $40 for Cherokee National Historical Society members, $50 for pre-registered nonmembers or $60 for those who pay at the door.

Proceeds from the workshop will support the Cherokee Family Research Centers 2018 Ancestry Conference. Participants will receive a complimentary tote bag along with handouts for each session.

Registration is limited to 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve space or get more information, please call 1-918-456-6007, ext. 6162, or email gene-norris@cherokee.org or ashley-vann@cherokee.org.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill, Oklahoma.

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06:00

Singapore's Central Bank Outlines When ICOs Are and Aren't Securities "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Singapore Central Bank issued guide to digital token offerings providing general guidance on the application of securities laws administered by MAS.

06:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Eyeing Further Gains "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price traded higher recently and managed to move above $326 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $322 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The price might continue to gain bullish momentum and it could even break $335 for more gains.

Ethereum price is eyeing more gains against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD remains buy on dips near the $322 and $320 levels.

Ethereum Price Trend

There was a decent start of an uptrend in ETH price as it managed to break the $320 level against the US Dollar. The upside move gained traction and the price was able to break the $326 resistance as well. A new weekly high was formed near $335.42 from where a minor correction is initiated. The price is currently trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $335.42 high.

However, there are many supports on the downside near $320. An initial support is around the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $335.42 high at $324.46. Below this last, there is a major bullish trend line forming with support at $322 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. The trend line support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $306.73 low to $335.42 high. As long as the price is above $320, it remains in an uptrend.

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH USD

There are chances of ETH retesting the $335 level. If buyers remain in control, it could even break the $340 level in the near term. On the downside, the $322 and $320 levels are decent supports and buy zones.

Hourly MACD The MACD is placed well in the bullish slope.

Hourly RSI The RSI is currently well above the 50 level.

Major Support Level $320

Major Resistance Level $335

 

Charts courtesy SimpleFX

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06:00

11/11 Brings The Wave Of Change & Light And Council Of Light Light Language To Help "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Sherry Mosley, MSOM, CSP, Guest writer, In5D.com My dream of the giant tidal wave back in October of the new energy coming and me feeling totally at peace has come true! The new energy is here with 11/11! Whoo hoo! Feeling SO alive!!! End of October, I had the tidal wave dream as Gregg []

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06:00

Bitcoin Price Soars To $13,000 In Desperate Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Those awaiting cash transfers at a bank may wait a month to be cleared and, even then, the transfer may be refused. The Standard, Zimbabwes leading Sunday newspaper, ran an article at the time entitled, Black market thrives, as banks run dry.

05:28

Isoliquiritigenin could inhibit the growth of multiple myeloma via blocking IL-6 signalling. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Mol Med (Berl). 2012 Nov ;90(11):1311-9. Epub 2012 May 31. PMID: 22648519 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin inhibits the growth of multiple myeloma via blocking IL-6 signaling. Abstract:  Previous studies have suggested that isoliquiritigenin (ISL) has anti-carcinogenic activity in several kinds of solid tumors, however, little is known about the effects of ISL on hematologic malignancies. In this study, we investigated the effects of ISL on multiple myeloma (MM) cells both in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that ISL could inhibit the growth of MM cells and induce their apoptosis in time- and dose-dependent manners. ISL exhibited significant anti-tumor activity in MM xenograft models and synergistically enhanced the anti-myeloma activity of adriamycin. Further analysis demonstrated that ISL not only downregulated IL-6 expression but also significantly decreased levels of phosphorylated ERK and STAT3 and could inhibit phosphorylation levels of ERK and STAT3 induced by recombinant human IL-6, which are critical signaling proteins in IL-6 signaling regulation networks. Taken together, our findings suggested that ISL could inhibit the growth of MM via blocking IL-6 signaling and might serve as a promising therapeutic agent for treatment of MM.

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05:23

Isoliquiritigenin treatment induced apoptosis by increasing intracellular ROS levels in HeLa cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Asian Nat Prod Res. 2012 ;14(8):789-98. Epub 2012 Jun 14. PMID: 22694287 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin treatment induces apoptosis by increasing intracellular ROS levels in HeLa cells. Abstract:  This study focuses on the relationship between the apoptosis induced by isoliquiritigenin (ISL) and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Cell viability was evaluated using sulforhodamine B assay. The apoptotic rate was determined via flow cytometry. Intracellular ROS level was assessed using the 2,7-dichlorofluorescein probe assay. Poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) protein expression was examined using Western blot analysis. The results showed that ISL treatment inhibited cell proliferation by inducing apoptosis. The increased apoptotic rate and ROS production induced by ISL were inhibited by the co-treatment of ISL and free radical scavenger N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), catalase (CAT), and 4,5-dihydroxyl-1,3-benzededisulfonic acid (Tiron). On the contrary, the increased apoptotic rate and the ROS production were compensated by the co-treatment of ISL and l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO). ISL treatment increased the degradation of PARP, which was counteracted by antioxidants (NAC or CAT), whereas the combination treatment of ISL and pro-oxidant (BSO) enhanced the PARP degradation induced by ISL. Our findings suggested that ISL treatment induced apoptosis by increasing intracellular ROS levels in HeLa cells.

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05:19

My Liberal Diary "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  1. Day 1 of my Liberal Diary:
Azaleas are blooming and it is going to drop below freezing, that damned Trump did it again! He fooled the plants into thinking it is Spring, must be that Global warming thing again. Still waiting on my free stuff, someone suggested that I buy my own pussy hat rather than accepting one of the limited supply of free ones because I am still Caucasian; need to work on that, maybe I'll check the university night school to see about Ebonics classes...

My Liberal Diary

05:14

This study investigated the mechanisms of isoliquiritigenin induced apoptosis in ovarian carcinoma SKOV-3 cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2013 May ;8(2):191-9. PMID: 22963151 Abstract Title:  Involvement of endoplasmic reticulum stress in isoliquiritigenin-induced SKOV-3 cell apoptosis. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a licorice chalconoid, is a bioactive agent with chemopreventive potential that has been patented for tumor treatment in China. This study investigated the mechanisms of ISL-induced apoptosis in ovarian carcinoma SKOV-3 cells. Cell viability was evaluated using a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay. The apoptotic rate was determined via flow cytometry using an annexin V-FITC apoptosis detection kit. The intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were assessed using a 2,7-dichlorofluorescein probe assay. Malondialdehyde (MDA) formation was determined via thiobarbituric acid reactive substance test. The expressions of growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible gene (GADD153/CHOP), 78 kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP 78),-subunit of eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (eIF2) phosphorylation, activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6), and unspliced form of X-box binding protein1 (XBP1U) were analyzed via Western blot. Caspase-3 and caspase-12 activities were assessed using a fluorometric kit. Findings indicate thatISL significantly inhibits SKOV-3 cell proliferation, increases intracellular ROS levels, and causes SKOV-3 cell apoptosis. Moreover, ISL-exposed SKOV-3 cells trigger endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, as indicated by the enhancement of ER stress-related molecules p-eIF2, GADD153/CHOP, GRP78, XBP1 expression, and cleavage of ATF6. However, caspase-12 inhibitor (Z-ATAD) effectively and partially prevents ROS and MDA formation and inhibits ISL-induced SKOV-3 cell apoptosis. ISL induces apoptosis via ER stress-triggered signaling pathways in SKOV-3 cells. ER stress-induced cancer cell apoptosis has been discussed in some patents.

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05:08

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price attempted an upside move above $1400 against the US Dollar but failed to gain momentum.
  • This weeks highlighted major bearish trend line with resistance at $1300 is intact on the hourly chart of BCH/USD (data feed from Kraken).
  • The price has to move above $1300 and $1400 to gain upside momentum in the near term.

Bitcoin cash price is struggling to gain momentum above $1300 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD might gain pace if it closes above $1400.

Bitcoin Cash Price Upside Hurdle

Recently, there was a decent attempt by bitcoin cash price above the $1300 level against the US Dollar. However, the price failed to gain momentum above $1400 and declined again. There was an attempt to break this weeks highlighted major bearish trend line with current resistance at $1300 on the hourly chart of BCH/USD. The mentioned attempt failed since there was no break of the $1400 level.

The pair moved down and traded below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $1000 swing low to $1533 high. It seems like the price is struggling to gain pace above $1300 and the trend line resistance. A close above $1300, followed by $1400 is needed for further gains. On the downside, the $1200 support and the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $1000 swing low to $1533 high are decent buy zones.

Bitcoin Cash Price Technical Analysis BCH USD

A break of the $1200 level could ignite a downside wave toward the $1050 level. If there are further declines, then $1000 might be tested. On the upside, a close above $1400 would take the price toward the $1650 level.

Looking at the technical indicators:

Hourly MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is mostly flat in the bearish zone.

Hourly RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BCH/USD is currently well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1200

Major Resistance Level $1400

 

Charts courtesy ...

05:05

Vaccines cause diabetes another myth refuted and debunked "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

If you cruise around the internet, engaging with the antivaccination cult (not recommended), you will pick up on their standard tropes, lies, and other anti-science commentary. One that has always bothered me, not because that it was a lie, but because I had enough evidence floating in my brain that I was wondering if it

Skeptical Raptor

05:00

France May Set Age of Consent at 13 After Man Acquitted of Raping 11yo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The French government is considering setting the minimum age for sexual consent following a controversial decision by a jury to spare a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl. The verdict has sparked a public outcry and calls to revise the law.

The bill, if adopted, will set a benchmark in French law on sexual violence, as it will for the first time define the age limit under which any sexual intercourse with a minor is legally considered rape.

The question of the age below which the minors consent is presumed not to exist is crucial, because there are obviously extremely shocking and unacceptable situations, French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said, as cited by RTL radio.

Regarding the age of consent, Belloubet said that the age of 13 is worth considering, while noting that the final decision in each case should lie within the discretion of the judges.


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04:57

Know Your Propaganda Celebrities How the Media Uses Image and Popularity to Manipulate Your Opinions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Source - Discerning the Mystery

by Shem El-Jamal, November 5, 2017

Whenever a person or group has a point they wish to prove, there are a number of methods they may use to do so. They may choose either to prove their point honorably and with integrity, convince their audience that their stance is more preferable than any alternative, or they may choose to persuade and manipulate their audience by any means necessary.



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04:55

Elderly No Voters Run For Their Lives As The Gay Overtakes Their Warringah Cul-De-Sac "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Fleeing with just the clothes on their backs, a number of no-voting Warringah seniors only had a matter of minutes to escape the gay which has seemingly won the hearts of 75% of their fellow residents. Gwendolyn Jackson, 69, said she heard the news echo throughout her Davidson home from the AM radio in []

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04:55

Isoliquiritigenin enhances radiosensitivity of HepG2 cells via disturbance of redox status. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Cell Biochem Biophys. 2013 Apr ;65(3):433-44. PMID: 23086355 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin enhances radiosensitivity of HepG2 cells via disturbance of redox status. Abstract:  Redox balance plays an important role in the maintenance of cell growth and survival. Disturbance of this equilibrium can alter normal cellular processes. Excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) are often found in cancer cells. However, cancer cells have an efficient antioxidant system to counteract the increased generation of ROS. This high antioxidant capacity also favors resistance to drugs and radiation. Here, we show that isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a natural antioxidant, effectively decreased ROS in HepG2 cells in a time-dependant manner at 0.5, 1, and 2 h of treatment. The decreased ROS caused redox imbalance and reductive stress. To adapt to this state, nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2, which regulates the antioxidant enzyme system, was significantly decreased. Antioxidant enzymes reached their lowest level at 6 h after ISL treatment. Endogenous ROS were still being generated so after 6 h of ISL treatment, ROS were clearly higher than before ISL treatment, causing redox imbalance in the HepG2 cells which changed from reductive to oxidative stress. At this stage, cells were irradiated with X-rays. The excess ROS induced serious oxidative stress, resulting in radiosensitization. Therefore, we concluded that ISL induced oxidative stress by disturbing the redox status and ultimately enhancing the radiosensitivity of HepG2 cells.

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04:53

Follow the Nanotechnology Digital Medicines: Hacking Privacy, and Tuning-up the Reality Distortion Field "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

FDA approves first-of-its-kind antipsychotic that tracks whether patients are taking it Digital Medicines The Food and Drug Administration has approved an antipsychotic drug that carries a digital sensor to track whether patients are taking it, according to an agency announcement published Monday. The new drug, Abilify MyCite, is used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes []

04:48

Turnbull Tells Abbott This Is The Last Time Australia Will Blow $122M On Stroking His Ego "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Malcolm Turnbull has taken the time out of his busy day to catch up with arch-nemesis and his predecessor, Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It is believed that aside from rubbing int todays same-sex marriage survey results, Turnbull has made a point of telling Tony Abbott that the Coalition government will never again []

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04:47

Virtual Currency Exchanges and US Customers Beware, IRS is Coming: Expert Blog "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

No, Bitcoin isnt anonymous enough to avoid the IRS. Also, taxes are even more complicated than you might think.

04:33

Protesters ordered off Midsummer Island fish farm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

fish farm get out bannerby Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, Nov 14, 2017

First Nations protesters have been ordered to vacate their camp on a fish farm near Midsummer Island for 30 days while they prepare for a court date on Marine Harvests application for an injunction that would see them permanently removed from the site.

Protesters from the Musgamagw and Namgis First Nations have been occupying a shelter attached to the fish farm, southeast of Port McNeill, since early September, demanding that Marine Harvest shut down operations in their traditional territories.

At the direction of the Supreme Court of B.C., the protesters now have three days to remove their structures from the farm.

This (adjournment) gives our hereditary and elected leadership more time to get legal action and negotiations organized to remove these farms from our waters legally and permanently, said Musgamagw protester Molina Dawson.

The local First Nations have asked the B.C. government not to renew leases on farm sites in the Broughton Archipelago when they expire next June.

We would have preferred to stay on Midsummer, she said. Our concern now is that Marine Harvest will use this time to restock the f...

04:30

Bitcoin Bulletproofed: Wuille, Maxwell and More Propose Scalable Privacy Tech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A paper outlining "Bulletproofs" contends to cut the down the size of confidential transactions, a long-anticipated privacy technology for bitcoin.

04:22

5 Ingredients to Completely Detox Your Skin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Power Of Positivity
 
Your skin is your largest organ. Is it time to detox your skin?

The skin is the bodys largest organ, and it is constantly in contact with the elements. Pollutants and dirt from the environment can clog your pores, and toxins from your diet can cause your complexion to suffer(but) a few small changes (can) greatly improve the look and feel of your skin. Shari Forschen, N.P.

What our skin does

Our skin is one of the largest organs of the body (measured in weight and surface area.) Comprised of two layers the dermis (inner) and epidermis (outer) the health of our skin is vital to our overall well-being.


The skin has three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation. Protection is the skins primary role against mechanical impacts and pressure, variations in temperature, micro-organisms, radiation, and chemicals.

Regulation functions of the skin span many physiological elements: body temperature, peripheral circulation, and fluid balance.
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04:19

Isoliquiritigenin inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of U87 human glioma cells in vitro. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2013 Feb ;7(2):531-6. Epub 2012 Dec 3. PMID: 23229626 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of U87 human glioma cells in vitro. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a member of the flavonoids, has been demonstrated to possess antitumor activity in various cancer cell lines in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effects of ISL on U87 glioma cells in vitro. As determined by MTT assay, ISL inhibited the proliferation of U87 cells in a time-dependent and dose-dependent manner. The results of fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis suggested that ISL induced the apoptosis of the U87 cells and blocked cell cycle progression at the S and G2/M phases. Moreover, it was identified that ISL induced the apoptosis of the U87 cells in a caspase-dependent manner. Although treatment with the pan-caspase inhibitor Z-VAD-FMK efficiently blocked the ISL-induced caspase activation, it did not eliminate the ISL-induced cell death. Further examination using western blot analysis revealed that ISL upregulated p21/WAF1 and p27. These results indicate that cell cycle arrest and the caspase-mediated apoptosis pathway may participate in the antiproliferative activity of ISL in U87 cells by regulating the expression of specific molecules.

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04:15

Huge fireball over western Germany, 1 188 reports "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A huge fireball has been observed streaking across the sky over western Germany at 16:48 UTC (17:48 CET) on November 14, 2017. The event lasted between 7 and 20 seconds, according to eyewitness reports. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 1 188...... Read more

04:14

Isoliquiritigenin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis in human breast cancer cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2013 Oct 1 ;272(1):37-48. Epub 2013 Jun 5. PMID: 23747687 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through downregulating arachidonic acid metabolic network and the deactivation of PI3K/Akt in human breast cancer. Abstract:  Arachidonic acid (AA)-derived eicosanoids and its downstream pathways have been demonstrated to play crucial roles in growth control of breast cancer. Here, we demonstrate that isoliquiritigenin, a flavonoid phytoestrogen from licorice, induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through downregulating multiple key enzymes in AA metabolic network and the deactivation of PI3K/Akt in human breast cancer. Isoliquiritigenin diminished cell viability, 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation, and clonogenic ability in both MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231cells, and induced apoptosis as evidenced by an analysis of cytoplasmic histone-associated DNA fragmentation, flow cytometry and hoechst staining. Furthermore, isoliquiritigenin inhibited mRNA expression of multiple forms of AA-metabolizing enzymes, including phospholipase A2 (PLA2), cyclooxygenases (COX)-2 and cytochrome P450 (CYP) 4A, and decreased secretion of their products, including prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), without affecting COX-1, 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX), 5-lipoxygenase activating protein (FLAP), and leukotriene B4 (LTB4). In addition, it downregulated the levels of phospho-PI3K, phospho-PDK (Ser(241)), phospho-Akt (Thr(308)), phospho-Bad (Ser(136)), and Bcl-xL expression, thereby activating caspase cascades and eventually cleaving poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP). Conversely, the addition of exogenous eicosanoids, including PGE2, LTB4 and a 20-HETE analog (WIT003), and caspase inhibitors, or overexpression of constitutively active Akt reversed isoliquiritigenin-induced apoptosis. Notably, isoliquiritigenin induced growth inhibition and apoptosis of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer xenografts in nude mice, together with decreased intratumoral levels of eicosanoids and phospho-Akt (Thr(308)). Collectively, these data suggest that isoliquiritigenin induces growth inhibition and apoptosis through downregulating AA metabolic network and the deactivation of PI3K/Akt in human breast cancer.

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04:13

Soul Mate or Life Partner? 10 Elements of a Soul Mate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Rebelle Society

Soul Mates. Soul Reminders. Soul Connections. We hear about it, read about it and some of us are lucky enough to experience it. We are all curious and most of us want one.

Your soul mate makes you feel entirely intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit. ~ Dr. Carmen Harra

Soul mates differ from life partners. Some people, not ever encountering a soul mate or soul connection, settle down with a life partner. These relationships can be very satisfying. They are often built on mutual trust, respect and friendship.


You see, in life, we have no control over timing and sometimes less control of circumstance. Some cannot wait forever in hopes of encountering a soul mate, so they are satisfied with a mature life-partner relationship. For some it is about survival, security or simple companionship, and the word soul mate does not resonate. The concept may seem flighty, dreamy and unrealistic. Life circumstance, timing, availability, security and many other factors may all influence our relationship choices

But

chances are if you are open, ready and blessed enough to meet a Soul Mate in this life time it will happen unanticipated and unexpected. It can feel unsettling, destabilizing and ungrounding because it is a different connection than any other you have had.
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04:08

Oklahoma-Based FSB Architect and Engineering Firm Forms Native American Design Affiliate "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 14, 2017

Native American Architect Jason Holuby Named Principal of New Affiliate

OKLAHOMA CITY  Recognizing the growing opportunities for specialized architectural and engineering services with Native American tribes across the United States, FSBs president, Gary James, announced today the creation of an affiliate firm named New Fire Native Design Group.

Jason Holuby

One of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the southwest, FSBs design portfolio includes substantial projects for several Native American tribes including the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.

The time is right to create a design group with a deep understanding and appreciation for Native American cultures and heritage to meet the unique architectural and engineering needs of this specialty market, James said. We are enjoying incredible success working with Native American tribes in Oklahoma. We appreciate the quality and quantity of the projects the past few years, including the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center and Museum and Choctaw Nation Headquarters building.

The New Fire Native Design affiliate will be led by FSB architect Jason Holuby, a Native American who is a member of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation. Jason is an accomplished member of our leadership team who has worked tirelessly to build our vibrant Native American business. Passionate about his work with tribal leaders, Jasons own Native American heritage and his collaborative approach to projects focuses on designing and engineering facilities to meet the specific needs of the tribes as well as celebr...

04:08

Rigging Of The Block Chain ~ $300 Million Vanishes With A Click: U.S. Bitcoin Becoming More Isolated "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoins meteoric rise [JP Morgan Involved] in price has been accompanied by a predictably parallel rise in the contorted lunacy we seem to witness in every irrational bubble, no matter what its origin. The Bitcoin bubble delusion has become so convincing to some people that they now believe Bitcoin is the new gold or better []

04:08

8 Signs That You Are Experiencing Light Body/Merkaba Activation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Conscious Reminder

Heard about Merkaba Activation?

Merkaba is a state when you are totally aware. When your spiritual field is filled with immense amount of love; abundant light begins to fuel your soul and you know what happens?

Your Merkaba or light body is awakened! This will give you the ability to unlock the 4th and the 5th dimension of your physical and spiritual form.

Isnt that amazing?


Here are some signs of Merkaba activation; check out whether it is happening to you:

1. Intense physical pain:

You will have to bear intense physical pain which may be chronic or persistent. This pain is bound to happen if you think about it in terms of the DNA; because when the light body forms, many changes take place at the genetic level which gives rise to physical pain which is intense and excruciating in nature. But the good part about this pain is that right now it may feel like it is killing you but the truth is that it is liberating you by freeing you of disease and even slowing down the process of ageing!
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04:06

Isoliquiritigenin inhibits breast cancer neoangiogenesis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2013 ;8(7):e68566. Epub 2013 Jul 5. PMID: 23861918 Abstract Title:  Dietary compound isoliquiritigenin inhibits breast cancer neoangiogenesis via VEGF/VEGFR-2 signaling pathway. Abstract:  Angiogenesis is crucial for cancer initiation, development and metastasis. Identifying natural botanicals targeting angiogenesis has been paid much attention for drug discovery in recent years, with the advantage of increased safety. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a dietary chalcone-type flavonoid with various anti-cancer activities. However, little is known about the anti-angiogenic activity of isoliquiritigenin and its underlying mechanisms. Herein, we found that ISL significantly inhibited the VEGF-induced proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) at non-toxic concentration. A series of angiogenesis processes including tube formation, invasion and migration abilities of HUVECs were also interrupted by ISL in vitro. Furthermore, ISL suppressed sprout formation from VEGF-treated aortic rings in an ex-vivo model. Molecular mechanisms study demonstrated that ISL could significantly inhibit VEGF expression in breast cancer cells via promoting HIF-1 (Hypoxia inducible factor-1) proteasome degradation and directly interacted with VEGFR-2 to block its kinase activity. In vivo studies further showed that ISL administration could inhibit breast cancer growth and neoangiogenesis accompanying with suppressed VEGF/VEGFR-2 signaling, elevated apoptosis ratio and little toxicity effects. Molecular docking simulation indicated that ISL could stably form hydrogen bonds and aromatic interactions within the ATP-binding region of VEGFR-2. Taken together, our study shed light on the potential application of ISL as a novel natural inhibitor for cancer angiogenesis via the VEGF/VEGFR-2 pathway. Future studies of ISL for chemoprevention or chemosensitization against breast cancer are thus warranted.

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04:05

Tourists Are Flocking To South America To Take THIS Drug And Cure Diseases "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Katherine Marko; The Alternative Daily

Some swear that taking ayahuasca is like having ten years of therapy in one night. But this mind-altering substance should not be taken lightly, and only under the supervision of an experienced shaman. If youve ever thought of participating in a spiritual retreat that includes ayahuasca, then heres what you need to know.

What is ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca (pronounced eye-uh-WAH-skuh) is capable of inducing altered states of consciousness that usually last between four to eight hours after ingestion. Hugely popular, this thick brownish liquid with a muddy herbal taste, is generally found in the Amazonian regions of Brazil and Peru. Here, ayahuasca is considered a traditional and legal medicine, which is why tourists from around the world flock to partake in ceremonies.


Most are conducted at jungle retreats by legitimate shamans who screen for physical and mental stability, and are highly-experience in handling severe psychological responses to the psychedelic substance. Hallucinations can be mild or extremely visionary, and some believe these visions are life-altering.
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04:01

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 11/15/2017 New Record Highs in Sight? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

  • Bitcoin price looks ready to resume its climb as it bounced off the area of interest and retracement level on its long-term chart.
  • Applying the Fibonacci extension tool shows the next upside targets.
  • Price is approaching the 38.2% extension just past the $7000 mark while technical indicators suggest uptrend continuation.

Bitcoin price is resuming its climb after finding support at an area of interest and setting its sights on the Fib extension levels.

Technical Indicators Signals

The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the upside, which means that the rally is more likely to continue than to reverse. The gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect strengthening bullish momentum.

If this keeps up, bitcoin price could move up to the 38.2% extension past $7000 then to the 50% extension near the record highs and $8000 mark. The 61.8% extension is at $8642 then the 76.4% extension is at $9358. The full extension is all the way up to $10514.63.

Stochastic is just making its way out of the oversold region to reflect a return in bullish momentum. A bullish divergence can be seen as this oscillator made lower lows since mid-October while price had higher lows.

RSI has been on its way down but has turned back up to signal that bulls are eager to jump back in without even seeing oversold conditions. Both oscillators have plenty of room to climb so bitcoin price could follow suit.

Market Factors

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04:01

Happy Holidays California City Demands Church Stop Feeding the Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Vic Bishop; Waking Times

Its tough to say when our societal values shifted so dramatically, but for some reason now, government at large has decided that charity for the homeless is a crime. In a society with such stunning abundance, efforts to feed the homeless are being met with legal challenges and even police action in America. This is a disturbing trend which has been gaining steam in recent years.

In the latest publicized event, authorities in California have demanded that the United Methodist Church in Malibu, CA stop its meager yet hope-giving program of offering hot meals to the citys homeless. The church has been giving away only 100 meals a week, on Wednesdays, since 2014, which is a relatively small humanitarian contribution in a wave of homelessness which has descended on the West Coast since the housing crisis of 2008 and now spurred on by the excesses of the regions tech industry.

Its a safe place, said Michah Johnson, who is homeless. And everyone is welcome. And the food is really good. Its home-cooked. And theres TLC involved.

The church is very helpful, he added. They keep my spirits up. They keep me accountable. When youre homeless, its very easy to slip off and become jaded. [Source]
This is nothing new, as we have seen for the last few years authorities have been cracking down on efforts by citizens around the nation who attempt to help the homeless by providing food for them. Without the help of churches, citizens and other devoted organizations, our homeless neighbors are left to scavenger for sustenance, as noted by a member of Malibu United Methodist Church.
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04:00

Report Highlights Collaboration Between Tribal, State, & Federal Courts that Benefit Michigan Families "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Published November 14, 2017

Chief Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado

MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN Michigan judicial leaders representing state, federal, and tribal courts today released a new report highlighting their cooperative efforts to better meet the needs of Native American children and families. The report, Michigans Judiciary Success Stories: How Tribal, State, and Federal Courts Are Collaborating to Benefit Michigan Families, was released at a meeting of the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum.

Priorities for the Forum include addressing child welfare issues and ensuring that our respective court systems are meeting the needs of Native American children and families in a way that is culturally sensitive and appropriate.  In particular, the Forum is focused on making certain that courts are trained in the federal Indian Child Welfare Act (1978) and the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (2012).

I am so pleased to be able to share this useful resource, which is really a celebration of what our courts have accomplished and what we continue to address together, said Justice Bridget M. McCormack, who serves as the Supreme Courts liaison on tribal issues. I encourage judges and courts across Michigantribal, state and federalto use this new report as a tool to educate our citizens on what th...

03:53

How Modern Witches are Tested in Everyday Life. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The first trial is coming to understand your place in the world. Of course, this is a common theme for men and women alike. But, specific to being a witch, it means

03:44

5 Ways to Cultivate Beauty as a Spiritual Practice. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

What happens when the magic of the bliss state subsides, the yoga high wears off, the oxytocin love bombs have been pushed to the back burner, or perhaps even right off the stove?

03:43

Bottle Shop Employee Considers Legally Changing His Name To Champ "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

KENT REGINALD | Entertainment | CONTACT A local liquor store employee has spoken out at his frustration at everyone calling him Chief or Champ Its like those words doesnt even mean anything any more said Gary Tripe, 37, of Dapto. I mean, they call me Chief, and then as soon as I order them to do something, they look []

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03:43

Finding Childlike Wonder againas an Adult. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Remember when you were a kid and you saw animals in the clouds? Do that. Look at the sky again the way you did as a child.

03:42

Isoliquiritigenin ameliorates contractile dysfunction of hypoxic cardiomyocytes. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Mediators Inflamm. 2013 ;2013:390890. Epub 2013 Sep 16. PMID: 24163504 Abstract Title:  Natural antioxidant-isoliquiritigenin ameliorates contractile dysfunction of hypoxic cardiomyocytes via AMPK signaling pathway. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a simple chalcone-type flavonoid, is derived from licorice compounds and is mainly present in foods, beverages, and tobacco. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a critical factor involved in modulating cardiac stress response signaling during ischemia and reperfusion. We hypothesize that ISL as a natural antioxidant may protect heart against ischemic injury via modulating cellular redox status and regulating cardioprotective signaling pathways. The fluorescent probe H2DCFDA was used to measure the level of intracellular ROS. The glucose uptake was determined by 2-deoxy-D-glucose-(3)H accumulation. The IonOptix System measured the contractile function of isolated cardiomyocytes. The results demonstrated that ISL treatment markedly ameliorated cardiomyocytes contractile dysfunction caused by hypoxia. ISL significantly stimulated cardioprotective signaling, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathways. The ROS fluorescent probe H2DCFDA determination indicated that ISL significantly reduced cardiac ROS level during hypoxia/reoxygenation. Moreover, ISL reduced the mitochondrial potential () of isolated mouse cardiomyocytes. Taken together, ISL as a natural antioxidant demonstrated the cardioprotection against ischemic injury that may attribute to the activation of AMPK and ERK signaling pathways and balance of cellular redox status.

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03:31

7 Ways the New World Order Deceives "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Christ said to expose the darkness and this is one of the things that I try to do at TradCatKnight.  Make no mistake, there is a conspiracy to deceive not only Catholics but humanity as a whole.  These agents of Antichrist have long been impregnated into our society and have working within the ranks of the Church and State to prepare the way for their new false messiah.  It seems as of late they are not even trying to hide their agendas but nevertheless it is helpful to further unmask certain areas so important to understand in this endtimes deception.  In this article I will cover 7 different ways the New World Order deceives and how we must continue to resist this revolutionary process and pitfall into the arms of the Antichrist himself.

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03:31

Man Spends $5,000 to Turn Up Whatever Anti-Aliasing Is "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

MADISON, Wis. Local gamer Matt Sameson has reportedly spent over $5,000 for the ability to turn up whatever anti-aliasing is. Sameson accomplished this by simply rebuilding his entire PC from scratch due to a fundamental misunderstanding regarding which pieces did the anti-aliasing, and what that meant, receipts show.

Anti-aliasing, which can now be turned up all the way on Samesons rig, hes pretty sure, has something to do with edges, or maybe the grittiness of textures after depth perception blur is turned on, or whatever. According to close sources, its definitely better than aliasing.

I have over 16GB of DDR3, or DDR4. Which is better, Sameson said to interviewers. Thats what did the trick. Now my strafing is so smooth without all that aliasing bullshit. The graphics are more pronounced?

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Anti-aliasing, which fights all aliasing, a serious, super specific problem that affects many things, is important to gaming, Sameson told Hard Drive.

As soon as I started building my new rig, I knew I had to go all the way, Sameson said. But my new solid state drive is much bigger than my old, liquid state one, and so aliasing stands no chance. Plus there was all that water in the old one. Listen, I bought the most expensive option and its definitely sick.

Early reports indicate that all of Samesons colors and pixels are much different and better now, in ways that are very known and understood by Sameson.

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03:31

Prepping for Winter & The Return Indoors "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Up here in Michigan we had beautiful fall weather for about two weeks and then mother nature smirked and drop-kicked us right into winter, which became fully apparent when I found myself driving home last week. In snow.

So by prepping for winter what I really mean is, shit I actually should have done before it started snowing, but will now have to do in sub-freezing weather. Which, if were being honest, is basically par for the course around here. Winter prep is a little depressing and I hate doing it before I actually have to. And now I actually have to, so heres whats on the list:

The Orchard

I didnt plant any new trees this year, and of my 8 apple trees, 2 pear trees, 3 peach trees, and 2 cherry trees, I continue to get an awesome peach harvest

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And then only a handful of apples, a couple of pears, and one lonely cherry this year.

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Im not sure if my soil is better suited to peaches, or if peach trees just produce more fruit as young trees, but these have done so well that Im considering adding another row of them to the orchard next year. Im hoping the apples, pears, and cherries catch up as they become more established.

The nice thing about winter prep in the orchard is that the fruit trees dont require much in fall. I did spray the peach trees with a copper fungicide last week to combat peach-leaf curl. I had this issue two years ago, and then it was much better this last summer with regular applications of my general fruit-tree spray, but its also recommended that you use a copper fungicide in fall (when 80% of the leaves have fallen, so I was probably a little later than preferred) and then again in spring when the buds are full.

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Ill also double-check the stakes for all of the cages surrounding the trees in the next couple of weeks, as Ive had a few blow over in the wind in previous years. Other than that, the orchard is all set for the winter.

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03:31

Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast November 14-20 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, In5D.com The Scorpio New Moon is an opportunity to let go for good. If there is something holding you back now is your opportunity to push the release button and launch yourself out of that sticky situation. Even if you dont know what lies ahead. Make room for the new []

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03:31

These results suggest a potential benefit of isoliquiritigenin for cervical cancer prevention and treatment. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Planta Med. 2013 Nov ;79(17):1628-35. Epub 2013 Nov 8. PMID: 24214831 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin induces caspase-dependent apoptosis via downregulation of HPV16 E6 expression in cervical cancer Ca Ski cells. Abstract:  Flavonoids have antitumoral properties and may be attractive candidates as anticancer therapy. Isoliquiritigenin which is a constituent of licorice (Glycyrrhiza inflata), a plant commonly used in traditional Uyghur medicine in Xinjiang, China, was studied for antiproliferative and apoptotic activity in human cervical cancer cells, Ca Ski, SiHa, HeLa, and C-33A. Its molecular mechanism of action was specifically examined in Ca Ski cells. Isoliquiritigenin decreased cell viability, induced cell accumulation in G2/M and morphological and biochemical features of apoptosis in the four cancer cell lines. In Ca Ski cells, isoliquiritigenin led to a downregulation of HPV16 E6 expression associated with an increase of p53 and p21 levels, enhanced expression of Bax and decreased expression of Bcl-2 and Bid proform triggering dissipation of the mitochondrial membrane potential, released cytochrome c to the cytosol followed by activation of caspase cascade with cleavage of caspase-9, caspase-3, and PARP. Caspase-8 was also cleaved. Moreover treatment with a pan-caspase inhibitor prevented apoptosis. As Ca Ski cells are representative of carcinoma naturally occurring in the cervix, our results suggest a potential benefit of isoliquiritigenin for cervical cancer prevention and treatment.

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03:23

3 Reasons that Women are better off Friend-less. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We cant tend to everyone elses needs and play therapist and entertainer, and then rush back to take care of our work, school and everyday life in a short time span.

03:22

A Truth Bomb for Eco-Conscious & Holistic Health Advocates. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I would love to say that I was raised in a hippie commune where I was taught to garden, make my own clothes, and treat animals, humans, and the planet with respect.

03:21

Glycyrrhiza uralensis and other Glycyrrhiza species have anti-hepatitis C virus compounds. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Microbiol Immunol. 2014 Mar ;58(3):180-7. PMID: 24397541 Abstract Title:  Anti-hepatitis C virus compounds obtained from Glycyrrhiza uralensis and other Glycyrrhiza species. Abstract:  Development of complementary and/or alternative drugs for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is still much needed from clinical and economic points of view. Antiviral substances obtained from medicinal plants are potentially good targets to study. Glycyrrhiza uralensis and G. glabra have been commonly used in both traditional and modern medicine. In this study, extracts of G. uralensis roots and their components were examined for anti-HCV activity using an HCV cell culture system. It was found that a methanol extract of G. uralensis roots and its chloroform fraction possess anti-HCV activity with 50%-inhibitory concentrations (IC(50)) of 20.0 and 8.0g/mL, respectively. Through bioactivity-guided purification and structural analysis, glycycoumarin, glycyrin, glycyrol and liquiritigenin were isolated and identified as anti-HCV compounds, their IC(50) being 8.8, 7.2, 4.6 and 16.4g/mL, respectively. However, glycyrrhizin, the major constituent of G. uralensis, and its monoammonium salt, showed only marginal anti-HCV activity. It was also found that licochalcone A and glabridin, known to be exclusive constituents of G. inflata and G. glabra, respectively, did have anti-HCV activity, their IC(50) being 2.5 and 6.2g/mL, respectively. Another chalcone, isoliquiritigenin, also showed anti-HCV activity, with an IC(50) of 3.7g/mL. Time-of-addition analysis revealed that all Glycyrrhiza-derived anti-HCV compounds tested in this study act at the post-entry step. In conclusion, the present results suggest that glycycoumarin, glycyrin, glycyrol and liquiritigenin isolated from G. uralensis, as well as isoliquiritigenin, licochalcone A and glabridin, would be good candidates for seed compounds to develop antivirals against HCV.

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03:15

Indecisive Government Causes Bitcoin to Land in India's Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Governments move slowly, and when they dont act quickly enough, it leaves a vacuum. Now Indias courts have to decide how to regulate Bitcoin.

02:49

Isoliquiritigenin targets GRP78 to chemosensitize breast cancer stem cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Carcinogenesis. 2014 Nov ;35(11):2544-54. Epub 2014 Sep 6. PMID: 25194164 Abstract Title:  Dietary compound isoliquiritigenin targets GRP78 to chemosensitize breast cancer stem cells via-catenin/ABCG2 signaling. Abstract:  Accumulating evidence suggests that-catenin signaling in breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) is closely correlated to chemoresistance and adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-binding cassette subfamily G2 (ABCG2) expression. Targeting the aberrant -catenin signaling in CSCs has become a promising strategy to improve chemosensitivity in cancer treatment. In a pilot screening study, we found that the natural compound isoliquiritigenin (ISL) blocked -catenin transcription activity with the highest inhibition ratio. Here, we investigated the chemosensitizing effects of ISL on breast CSCs and the underlying mechanisms regulating the -catenin pathway. ISL could have synergistic effects with chemotherapeutic drugs to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation and colony formation. In addition, ISL could significantly limit the side population and CSC ratios in breast cancer cells, accompanied by inhibited self-renewal and multidifferentiation abilities. A mechanistic study revealed that ISL could inhibit -catenin/ABCG2 signaling by activating the proteasome degradation pathway. The drug affinity responsive target stability strategy further identified GRP78 as the direct target of ISL. Subsequent molecular docking analysis andfunctional studies demonstrated that ISL could dock into the ATP domain of GRP78 and thereby inhibit its ATPase activity, resulting in its dissociation from -catenin. An in vivo study also suggested that ISL could chemosensitize breast CSCs via the GRP78/-catenin/ABCG2 pathway, with little toxicity in normal tissues and mammary stem cells. Taken together, the data from this study not only suggest ISL as a natural candidate to enhance breast CSC chemosensitivity but also highlight the significance of GRP78 in mediating cancer drug resistance and -catenin signaling in CSCs.

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02:40

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Subconscious "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



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02:36

Isoliquiritigenin is a potential drug target for treatment of NLRP3 inflammasome-associated inflammatory diseases. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Leukoc Biol. 2014 Dec ;96(6):1087-100. Epub 2014 Sep 10. PMID: 25210146 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin is a potent inhibitor of NLRP3 inflammasome activation and diet-induced adipose tissue inflammation. Abstract:  Inflammasome activation initiates the development of many inflammatory diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Therefore, agents that target discrete activation steps could represent very important drugs. We reported previously that ILG, a chalcone from Glycyrrhiza uralensis, inhibits LPS-induced NF-B activation. Here, we show that ILG potently inhibits the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome, and the effect is independent of its inhibitory potency on TLR4. The inhibitory effect of ILG was stronger than that of parthenolide, a known inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome. GL, a triterpenoid from G.uralensis, had similar inhibitory effects on NLRP3 activity, but high concentrations of GL were required. In contrast, activation of the AIM2 inflammasome was inhibited by GL but not by ILG. Moreover, GL inhibited NLRP3- and AIM2-activated ASC oligomerization, whereas ILG inhibited NLRP3-activatedASC oligomerization. Low concentrations of ILG were highly effective in IAPP-induced IL-1 production compared with the sulfonylurea drug glyburide. In vivo analyses revealed that ILG potently attenuated HFD-induced obesity, hypercholesterolemia, and insulin resistance. Furthermore, ILG treatment improved HFD-induced macrovesicular steatosis in the liver. Finally, ILG markedly inhibited diet-induced adipose tissue inflammation and IL-1 and caspase-1 production in white adipose tissue in ex vivo culture. These results suggest that ILG is a potential drug target for treatment of NLRP3 inflammasome-associated inflammatory diseases.

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02:28

Sydneys Oxford Street Braces Itself Ahead Of Knock-Off "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT In roughly four hours, the residents of Sydneys iconic gay district will be leaving their workplaces with a little extra spring in their step. Business owners and local councillors are flat out at this moment battening down windows and setting up hydration tents as a swarm of jovial homosexuals are expected to be []

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02:20

Isoliquiritigenin suppresses NSCLC cell growth by directly targeting wild type or mutant EGFR. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 26 ;289(52):35839-48. Epub 2014 Nov 3. PMID: 25368326 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin induces apoptosis and inhibits xenograft tumor growth of human lung cancer cells by targeting both wild type and L858R/T790M mutant EGFR. Abstract:  Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with diverse genetic alterations including mutation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Isoliquiritigenin (ILQ), a chalcone derivative, possesses anticancer activities. In the present study, we investigated the effects of ILQ on the growth of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-sensitive and -resistant NSCLC cells and elucidated its underlying mechanisms. Treatment with ILQ inhibited growth and induced apoptosis in both TKI-sensitive and -resistant NSCLC cells. ILQ-induced apoptosis was associated with the cleavage of caspase-3 and poly-(ADP-ribose)-polymerase, increased expression of Bim, and reduced expression of Bcl-2. In vitro kinase assay results revealed that ILQ inhibited the catalytic activity of both wild type and double mutant (L858R/T790M) EGFR. Treatment with ILQ inhibited the anchorage-independent growth of NIH3T3 cells stably transfected with either wild type or double-mutant EGFR with or without EGF stimulation. ILQ also reduced the phosphorylation of Akt and ERK1/2 in both TKI-sensitive and -resistant NSCLC cells, and attenuated the kinase activity of Akt1 and ERK2 in vitro. ILQ directly interacted with both wild type and double-mutant EGFR in an ATP-competitive manner. A docking model study showed that ILQ formed two hydrogen bonds (Glu-762 and Met-793) with wild type EGFR and three hydrogen bonds (Lys-745, Met-793, and Asp-855) with mutant EGFR. ILQ attenuated the xenograft tumor growth of H1975 cells, which was associated with decreased expression of Ki-67 and diminished phosphorylation of Akt and ERK1/2. Taken together, ILQ suppresses NSCLC cell growth by directly targeting wild type or mutant EGFR.

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02:19

Technology, Wisdom, and the Difficult Art of Civilizational Self-Awareness: Thomas Mertons Beautiful Letter of Appreciation to Rachel Carson for Catalyzing the Environmental Movement "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Technics and wisdom are not by any means opposed. On the contrary, the duty of our age is to unite them in a supreme humility which will result in a totally self-forgetful creativity and service.


Technology, Wisdom, and the Difficult Art of Civilizational Self-Awareness: Thomas Mertons Beautiful Letter of Appreciation to Rachel Carson for Catalyzing the Environmental Movement

Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent, marine biologist and poet laureate of science Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907April 14, 1964) wrote to her soul mate, Dorothy, before the release of Silent Spring Carsons epoch-making 1962 book that catalyzed the modern environmental movement.

Her courageous and sobering expos of the assault on nature by the heedless use of chemicals a dark subject to which she brought her exquisitely luminous prose disquieted the nation into a major controversy. Despite the propagandist backlash and merciless attacks that government and industry hurled at the author, the popular press sided overwhelmingly with Carson. Her book, soon a record-breaking bestseller, went on to inspire the first-ever Earth Day and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The avalanche of editorial enthusiasm for the rare miracle of Silent Spring was dwarfed by the thousands of letters Carson received from private citizens commending her on the moral courage of speaking inconvenient truth to power. In the winter of 1963, shortly before her untimely death, this apostle of science received a letter from an improbable admirer the theologian and Trappist monk Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915December 10, 1968), who had long admired Carsons devotion to...

02:14

Plague Outbreak Grows as 10th Nation Put on Alert "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Source: Plague Outbreak Grows as 10th Nation Put on Alert For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

The deadly plague disease has been spreading across the island nation of Madagascar killing at least 143 people. More than 2,000 others have been infected since the outbreak began. Lately, over 1,300 cases have been reported in Madagascar alone which made health chiefs in nearby nations place their countries on high alert. Malawi, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, La Runion, Mozambique, []

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02:12

Isoliquiritigenin has a protective effect against carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Chem Biol Interact. 2015 Jan 5 ;225:13-20. Epub 2014 Nov 6. PMID: 25450236 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin attenuates oxidative hepatic damage induced by carbon tetrachloride with or without buthionine sulfoximine. Abstract:  Glycyrrhizae radix (G. radix) has been demonstrated to have hepatoprotective properties. This study determined the therapeutic effects of isoliquiritigenin (isoLQ) in G. radix, against liver injury induced by CCl4 in rats. CCl4 (0.5 ml/kg/d, twice) or CCl4 plus buthionine sulfoximine exerted severe liver damage assessed by increased plasma levels of alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase, in addition to hepatic degeneration and necrosis. These pathological changes were markedly protected by pretreatment with isoLQ (5, 20 mg/kg/d, p.o.) for 3 consecutive days. In addition, pretreatment with isoLQ inhibited CCl4-induced reduction of cytochrome P450 2E1 protein and mRNA expression as well as activity in the liver. Moreover, isoLQ pretreatment reversed the decrease in hepatic antioxidant capacity induced by CCl4 as well as suppressed expression of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and cyclooxigenase-2 in the liver. These results suggest that isoLQ has a protective effect against CCl4-induced liver damage through induction of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.

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02:11

Speaking of Kim Dotcom Theres a Movie about him Caught in the Web (viewable on Vimeo) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I mentioned Kim Dotcom in the last post. You may recall that David prefaced his final talk at Contact in the Desert with a Tweet from Kim Dotcom which said (I paraphrase), P-gate is about to blow the f up. Anyway, apparently there is a movie out about him (link was Tweeted here). I felt some may be interested in viewing this video (rent from $4.99, trailer is below). Feel free to discern and check it out.

Academics film on Kim Dotcom up for Best Documentary (11-13-17)

Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web, directed and co-produced by Professor Annie Goldson, from the University of Aucklands Faculty of Arts, has been nominated for Best Documentary at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) Her documentary explores the life and times of the internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom who is charged with criminal copyright violation and was arrested in a high-profile raid on his Dotcom mansion...

02:09

Local Young Liberals Chapter Concede They May Have Slightly Misread This One "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Though hed tell himself he could bat a bit, Courtney Walsh would often walk out into the middle, misread the first ball and be on his way back to the pavilion all within a few minutes. A number of local Young Liberals explained to The Advocate that theyre feeling []

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02:07

The Harshe Podcast Episode #16: Our 6 Postpartum Experiences "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week, January and Brandon discuss postpartum after all six births! They discuss postpartum depression, severe back spasms, bottle feeding, awkwardness in the bedroom, and Brandons immunity to cute babies. Also, January has a hilarious slip of the tongue that makes this episode explicit, so cover your childrens ears during the last 20 minutes!

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02:02

Positive Pregnancy Test: When and How Early After Implantation? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A positive pregnancy test can show up very soon after implantation has occurred. Most women who want to get pregnant are very keen to take a home pregnancy test (HPT) to see if it results in a positive pregnancy test result. Depending on your body and levels of hormones, early pregnancy can be detected by a positive pregnancy blood test that can show up as soon as 3-4 days after implantation. Usually, a urine home positive pregnancy test takes a few days longer and may be positive as soon as 5-7 days after implantation.

Even if the home pregnancy test result is not positive, it doesnt necessarily mean that you are not pregnant. How soon early pregnancy can be detected depends on the levels of the hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Positive home testing kits and pregnancy blood tests check for elevated levels of hCG which start to rise right after implantation. A positive HPT will undoubtedly mean that you are pregnant and should visit your doctor for hCG blood test.

Most positive pregnancy test kits advise that you should wait until the first day of your missed period before taking a urine HPT. This is when levels of hCG will usually be high enough for the majority of pregnancy testing kits to show a positive pregnancy result if you have conceived. However, some positive home testing kits are more sensitive and may be able to detect early pregnancy quite soon after implantation.

If you have already waited for a few days after your missed period to take a pregnancy test, and it is still negative, chances are that you are not pregnant.

In this article, you will find out how early you can detect early pregnancy from positive pregnancy home testing kits. You will also learn about the other early signs of pregnancy that can help determine if implantation has taken place.

How Long After Implantation You Need to Take a Pregnancy Test?

How early you can take a pregnancy test depends on a number of factors including the sensitivity of the HPT, hormone levels in your body, and the regularity of your menstrual cycle.

An early pregnancy test can only become positive when an egg is fertilized after ovulation. According to the American Pregnancy Association, ovulation happens about 11 to 21 days from the start of your last period.1 At ovulation, an egg is released and lives for up to 24 hours in the fallopian tubes waiting for a sperm that lives live long enough to fertilize it. Some signs of ovulation include discharge, light abdominal cramping, and some ovulation spotting.

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Isoliquiritigenin stimulates the detoxification system via Nrf2 activation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Mar 13 ;162:134-9. Epub 2014 Dec 31. PMID: 25557030 Abstract Title:  A protective mechanism of licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis): isoliquiritigenin stimulates detoxification system via Nrf2 activation. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Licorice (Glycyrrhizae radix), the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. (Leguminosae), is mainly used to moderate the characteristics of toxic herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which could be partly interpreted as detoxification. However, the underlying mechanism is still not fully elucidated. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a key role in the protection against toxic xenobiotics. In our previous research, we have identified that extracts from Glycyrrhiza uralensis induced the expression of Nrf2 nuclear protein and its downstream genes. This research aims to screen the most potent Nrf2 inducer isolated from Glycyrrhiza uralensis and examine its effect on Nrf2 signaling pathway and detoxification system.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four compounds derived from Glycyrrhiza uralensis (glycyrrhetinic acid, liquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin and liquiritin) were screened by ARE-luciferase reporter. The most potent ARE-luciferase inducer was chosen to further examine its effect on Nrf2 and detoxification genes in HepG2 cells. The role of Nrf2-dependent mechanism was tested by using Nrf2 knockout mice (Nrf2 KO) and Nrf2 wild-type mice (Nrf2 WT).RESULTS: ARE-luciferase reporter assay showed these four compounds were all potent Nrf2 inducers, and isoliquiritigenin was the most potent inducer. Isoliquiritigenin significantly up-regulated the expression of Nrf2 and its downstream detoxification genes UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1), glutamate cysteine ligase (GCL), multidrug resistance protein 2 (MRP2) and bile salt export pump (BSEP) in vitro and in vivo. Additionally, isoliquiritigenin showed Nrf2-dependent transactivation of UGT1A1, GCLC and MRP2.CONCLUSIONS: Isoliquiritigenin, isolated from Glycyrrhiza uralensis, stimulates detoxification system via Nrf2 activation, which could be a potential protective mechanism of licorice.

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01:57

The Microchipping Agenda is Running Exactly in Line With the Eradication of Cash "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Technology as a whole has taken up a hugely disproportionate part of our lives in the modern age. 

The would be useful tools if used in a rational proportion that showcase the genius of man for all to see, have gripped the once dreaming minds of young and old alike and have disconnected us from one another on a scale which beggars belief.

What an irony that in the age of prolific communications advancement we have largely forgotten how to actually communicate with one another, human being to human being, without the pixilated and fiber optic mediums situated in between and disconnecting us ever further from reality.

The modern humans fascination with each new and sophisticated piece of high-tech wizardry leads them to unthinkingly accept each new advancement as glaring proof that we are at the zenith of human evolution and the quaint sensibilities of generations gone by were a result of their peoples inferior intellects and insufficient technological prowess.

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Study: Artificially cooling the planet is a risky strategy may create worse storms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially

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Extracts of Glycyrrhiza uralensis and isoliquiritigenin counteract amyloid- toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Planta Med. 2015 Mar ;81(5):357-62. Epub 2015 Mar 17. PMID: 25782036 Abstract Title:  Extracts of Glycyrrhiza uralensis and isoliquiritigenin counteract amyloid- toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. Abstract:  Alzheimer's disease is a rising threat for modern societies as more and more people reach old age. To date, there is no effective treatment for this condition. In this study, we investigated the potential of Glycyrrhiza uralensis to counteract amyloid- toxicity, one of the key features of Alzheimer's disease. An LC-MS/MS analysis revealed glycyrrhizic acid and glycosylated forms of isoliquiritigenin and liquiritigenin as major constituents of water and methanol extracts of G. uralensis. These extracts and the pure compounds were tested for their activity in two Caenorhabditis elegans models of amyloid- aggregation and amyloid- toxicity, respectively. The number of amyloid- aggregates decreased by 30% after treatment with isoliquiritigenin, the methanol extract could reduce the number by 14%, liquiritigenin and glycyrrhizic acid by 15%, and the aglycon of glycyrrhizic acid, glycyrrhetinic acid, by 20%. Both extracts and isoliquiritigenin also showed significant activity against acute amyloid- toxicity in transgenic C. elegans that express human amyloid- peptides, delaying the paralysis in this model by 1.8 h and 1.1 h, respectively. We conclude that secondary compounds of G. uralensis may become interesting drug candidates for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, which, however, need further analysis in other model systems.

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01:45

Sessions Changes Story On Never Having Changed His Story, Or Im Not Back Peddling On All My Earlier Back Peddling "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Washington, DCAttorney General Jeff Sessions back-peddled so long today in front of the House Judiciary Committee that the Guinness World Record people have been notified by this publication, but have yet to comment. Today Mr. Sessions delegated all blame for his own conduct in all directions. In one particularly heated exchange, he told the committee, Look, where

01:44

White House Event at UN Climate Talks Overshadowed by Indigenous, Black and, Latinx Water and Land Ceremony "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Indigenous Peoples from across the world who represent both low income communities and communities impacted first and hardest by climate change, led a demonstration of song and prayer at the White House event to send a clear message: Keeping coal and nuclear in our energy mix is in complete contradiction to any meaningful climate action plan. The promotion of coal and nuclear power by the United States has serious global impacts and is not an acceptable solution to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

01:44

10 Beautiful and Useful Things You Can Create with Earth Plaster "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

People are often fascinated by the structure of my earthbag home, but in truth that was the easy part. Its the plaster that is an art. And a science. At times I thought it might have even been witchcraft. Because it took me just 6 weeks to build my earthbag house, but almost 2 years to get my plaster sitting beautifully on my walls without cracks or bits of it falling off.

It doesnt have to take that long to learn earth plaster though. I was sitting atop a remote hill in Turkey, and not receiving the correct information about how to deal with my soil and my climate. But once you learn the art of mud render, it opens up a whole world of possibilities. I think its one of the most useful skills Ive ever learned.

Earth plaster (also known as clay plaster) is made from a mixture of earth, clay, straw and sand. The clay is the binding element, hence why its also called clay plaster. Sometimes other ingredients are added into the mixture for various reasons, perhaps to water proof the plaster or to help it adhere better, or to mitigate the damp. Each stage of plaster creation and application is crucial to success. You need to know how to mix it, test it, and apply it.

Heres an incomplete list of just what you can do with earth plaster. The beauty of course is that its insanely inexpensive to make things out of mud. Most of the time its free.

1. Render
The most obvious use of earth plaster is as a natural render.
Read the complete article for free at Mother Earth News, which has been one of the best sources of sustainable living for decades.
Previous blog post about this earthbag house thats survived several earthquakes in Turkey.

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Isoliquiritigenin prevented the occurrence of gastric ulcers by indomethacin. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Planta Med. 2015 May ;81(7):586-93. Epub 2015 Apr 15. PMID: 25875506 Abstract Title:  In vivo gastroprotective effect along with pharmacokinetics, tissue distribution and metabolism of isoliquiritigenin in mice. Abstract:  As numerous herbal products have been used as dietary supplements or functional foods, the demands of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of active compounds are increasing in order to secure a consistent outcome (i.e., efficiency and safety). In this study, the pharmacokinetics including tissue distribution, metabolism, and protein binding of isoliquiritigenin, a chalcone found in Glycyrrhiza glabra, and its metabolite, liquiritigenin, at various doses in mice are reported. Also, correlations between the preferential tissue distribution and pharmacological effect of isoliquiritigenin in certain organs were investigated using the in vivo gastroprotective effect of isoliquiritigenin in mice with indomethacin-induced ulcer. The absorbed fraction of isoliquiritigenin was high, but the absolute bioavailability was low mainly due to its metabolism. In spite of the low bioavailability, the gastroprotective effect of isoliquiritigenin was attributed to its high distribution in the stomach. Isoliquiritigenin prevented the occurrence of gastric ulcers by indomethacin, which is associated with increased gastric mucous secretion because the pretreatment with isoliquiritigenin presumably counteracted the decreased cyclooxygenase 2 by indomethacin. This may suggest that the pharmacokinetic properties of isoliquiritigenin are useful to predict its efficacy as a gastroprotective agent in a target organ such as the stomach.

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BOMBSHELL: "There's a little bit of a sex trade on Capitol Hill." -- Dozens Of Capitol Hill Staffers Speak Out About Sexual Misconduct By Lawmakers "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(James BarrettThe dam appears to have officially broken on stories of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill. Last week, the Associated Press provided accounts from four current or former female lawmakers who said they experienced forms of sexual harassment from fellow lawmakers during their time in office. Tuesday, CNN published a report that cites "more than 50 people" who have worked on Capitol Hill who paint a consistent picture of rampant sexual harassment and misconduct at the hands of the political elite.
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01:33

Strong winds in the vicinity of Katmai pick up loose volcanic ash, Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Strong northwest winds in the vicinity of Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes have picked up loose volcanic ash erupted during the 1912 Novarupta-Katmai eruption and carried it to the southeast over the past couple of days and especially on November 13....... Read more

Videos detail corruption in massive illegal Peruvian timber case "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

New information from undercover video sheds some light on one of the biggest global timber scandals in recent history, the Yacu Kallpa. The 15 video clips, released by NGO Global Witness, show Peruvian timber executives describing how theyve been willfully complicit in buying and selling illegally-sourced timber, particularly in the Yacu Kallpa case. Much of the timber they describe was obtained in the Peruvian Amazon. The Yacu Kallpa was a massive container ship that moved the largest load of captured illegal timber in the history of Peru. It was over 1,312 cubic meters of illegal wood, according to Perus customs and tax enforcer, Sunat. Much of the stolen wood came from indigenous communities, from families of farmers and even from the lands of the Peruvian state itself, and was transported in three trips during 2015. It was enough to the freight capacity of 60 semi-trailers, according to one assessment by Peruvian investigative media outlet OjoPblico. The timber was sent out in three shipments bound for the US, and was detained and then released in late 2016 despite proof it was illegal, reported OjoPblico. According to the report, Mexican authorities caved to pressure from the Mexican and Peruvian timber sectors on the third shipment. All of the timber ultimately ended up in Mexico, the United States and the Dominican Republic. Video released by Global Witness shows that some executives involved with the timber on the Yacu Kallpa were aware of the questionable origin of the wood. The NGO notes that it demonstrates that despite public

Tornadoes hit Sicily, Italy, destroying greenhouse crops "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heavy rains and tornadoes hit Sicily, Italy on November 10 and 11, 2017, destroying local greenhouse crops. In addition, some of the farmers had to deal with flooded crops. Severe weather warnings are still in effect for the region. Late autumn is major tornado...... Read more

COP23: Trump team leads surreal coal-gas-nuke climate summit panel "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The panelists, from left: Dave Banks, a Trump international energy adviser; Francis Brook, a Trump energy adviser; Barry Worthington, a Trump energy adviser and head of the U.S. Energy Association; Amos Hochstein, a former Obama energy adviser who now consults for the natural gas industry; Holly Krutka, an engineer with Peabody Coal; Lenka Kollar, an engineer with NuScale nuclear power company. Photo by Justin Catanoso BONN, Germany On Tuesday evening, 13 November, Trump administration energy advisers along with coal, natural gas and nuclear power industry representatives conducted an hour-long panel at COP23 during which they prioritized international energy security and economic development above climate mitigation. To those in the audience, the presentation seemed wildly out of touch and surreal, in a world whose climatic balance has tipped dangerously out of kilter due to human-caused global warming. Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit, said former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is leading the U.S. subnationals delegation representing U.S. states, cities, companies and colleges dedicated to climate action at the COP23 summit. Given that the U.S. is now the world leader in oil and gas reserves due to fracking, and now stands ready under President Trump to ramp up exports, the self-serving nature of the event seemed obvious to many in the audience, as the presenters emphasized their deep concern for developing nations having sufficient fossil fuels to meet their future energy needs. Trump-approved panelists also spoke of their concern for

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Quercetin could be a promising candidate for antiviral and antitumor agents against EBV and human gastric carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2015 May 20 ;6(14):12603-24. PMID: 26059439 Abstract Title:  Quercetin-induced apoptosis prevents EBV infection. Abstract:  Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human gamma-1 herpesvirus that establishes a lifelong latency in over 90% of the world's population. During latency, virus exists predominantly as a chromatin-associated, multicopy episome in the nuclei of a variety of tumor cells derived from B cells, T cells, natural killer (NK) cells, and epithelial cells. Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis or G. glabra that has traditionally cultivated in eastern part of Asia. Licorice was reported to have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-atopic, hepatoprotective, anti-neurodegenerative, anti-tumor, anti-diabetic effects and so forth. Quercetin and isoliquiritigenin are produced from licorice and highly similar in molecular structure. They have diverse bioactive effects such as antiviral activity, anti-asthmatic activity, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammation activity, monoamine-oxidase inhibitor, and etc. To determine anti-EBV and anti-EBVaGC (Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric carcinoma) effects of licorice, we investigated antitumor and antiviral effects of quercetin and isoliquiritigenin against EBVaGC. Although both quercetin and isoliquiritigenin are cytotoxic to SNU719 cells, quercetin induced more apoptosis in SNU719 cells than isoliquiritigenin, more completely eliminated DNMT1 and DNMT3A expressions than isoliquiritigenin, and more strongly affects the cell cycle progression of SNU719 than isoliquiritigenin. Both quercetin and isoliquiritigenin induce signal transductions to stimulate apoptosis, and induce EBV gene transcription. Quercetin enhances frequency of F promoter use, whereas isoliquiritigenin enhances frequency of Q promoter use. Quercetin reduces EBV latency, whereas isoliquiritigenin increases the latency. Quercetin increases more the EBV progeny production, and inhibits more EBV infection than isoliquiritigenin. These results indicate that quercetin could be a promising candidate for antiviral and antitumor agents against EBV and human gastric carcinoma.

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Dietary compound isoliquiritigenin prevents mammary carcinogenesis by inhibiting breast cancer stem cells through WIF1 demethylation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2015 ;6(12):9854-76. PMID: 25918249 Abstract Title:  Dietary compound isoliquiritigenin prevents mammary carcinogenesis by inhibiting breast cancer stem cells through WIF1 demethylation. Abstract:  Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered as the root of mammary tumorigenesis. Previous studies have demonstrated that ISL efficiently limited the activities of breast CSCs. However, the cancer prevention activities of ISL and its precise molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here, we report a novel function of ISL as a natural demethylation agent targeting WIF1 to prevent breast cancer. ISL administration suppressed in vivo breast cancer initiation and progression, accompanied by reduced CSC-like populations. A global gene expression profile assay further identified WIF1 as the main response gene of ISL treatment, accompanied by the simultaneous downregulation of-catenin signaling and G0/G1 phase arrest in breast CSCs. In addition, WIF1 inhibition significantly relieved the CSC-limiting effects of ISL and methylation analysis further revealed that ISL enhanced WIF1 gene expression via promoting the demethylation of its promoter, which was closely correlated with the inhibition of DNMT1 methyltransferase. Molecular docking analysis finally revealed that ISL could stably dock into the catalytic domain of DNMT1. Taken together, our findings not only provide preclinical evidence to demonstrate the use of ISL as a dietary supplement to inhibit mammary carcinogenesis but also shed novel light on WIF1 as an epigenetic target for breast cancer prevention.

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01:16

Desperate "Broiler" Chicken Tries to Convince Consumers that, Contrary to Common Wisdom, He's Actually NOT Healthy to Eat "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A nameless five-week-old "broiler" chicken, clearly feeling the heat as he approached his looming slaughter at the age of six weeks, desperately tried to convince health-conscious consumers that, contrary to popular wisdom, he's actually not healthy...

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Isoliquiritigenin could improve the spatial learning and memory lesions induced by high fat diet. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015 Sep 4 ;464(4):1090-5. Epub 2015 Jul 17. PMID: 26188513 Abstract Title:  The effect of isoliquiritigenin on learning and memory impairments induced by high-fat diet via inhibiting TNF-/JNK/IRS signaling. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ILG), a chalcone from Glycyrrhiza uralensis, has various biological properties. ILG markedly inhibited inflammation, but the effects on the brain inflammation and insulin resistance induced by high-fat diet (HFD) are still unknown, so our study intended to investigate its effect on cognitive dysfunction induced by HFD and the relevant mechanisms. ICR mice were treated with HFD diet for 8 weeks to induce peripheral insulin resistance prior to being intervened with rosiglitazone, ILG (30, 60 mg/kg). 4 weeks later, Morris Water Maze (MWM) was used to assess the learning and memory, the insulin resistance index was measured, and the brain inflammation cytokines (IL-1, TNF-) were assessed. Meanwhile, the p-JNK, p-IRS Ser(307) protein expressions in the hippocampus were also detectedusing the western blot to explore the corresponding mechanisms. Our results suggested that ILG could significantly alleviate the cognitive impairments in the MWM test and attenuate peripheral insulin resistance. The IL-1, TNF- levels declined with the administration of ILG, meanwhile the p-IRS Ser(307) expression decreased with the inhibition of p-JNK. In conclusion, ILG could improve the spatial learning and memory lesions induced by HFD via the inhibition of TNF-/JNK/IRS pathway.

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5 LIFESTYLE Changes for BATTLING DEPRESSION: Maybe Its Time for a TUNE-UP? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The basics: the very foundation of optimal performance. As crucial as they are, they're often forgotten in the whirlwind of life, and we end-up paying for it. Every now and then we need a tune-up. Great reading, so come on in...

01:03

No Campaign Returns To Their Safe Space "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Since the ABS announced almost two-thirds of Australia voted in favour of marriage equality in the postal plebiscite, no campaigners around the nation have been spotted returning to their safe spaces. End of days is coming mate. Im hitting the pews while the skys still blue. After a respectful debate involving physical []

The post No Campaign Returns To Their Safe Space appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.

01:01

Truman Capote: In Cold Blood "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On the 15th of November 1959, Mr. and Mrs. Clutter, their son Kenyon and daughter Nancy, were murdered in their farm house in Holcomb, Kansas. The two men responsible for their deaths, Richard Dick Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, were executed by hanging five and a half years later. The gallows from which they were hanged is still in possession of the Kansas State Historical Society.

The events of that fatal November night shook up the public opinion. As Tony Tanner said: it was the American dream turning into the American nightmare. The Clutters were a respectable Methodist family who thanks to their hard work and perseverance managed to establish a successful and very prosperous farm. Unfortunately, their wealth had drawn the attention of the two young criminals. Dick had heard that Mr. Clutter kept a big sum of money in a safe in his office.  He told Perry, his former fellow prisoner, that the robbery of the Clutters house would be a sure-fire cinch (In Cold Blood). The plan was to get into the house, steal the money and flee to Mexico to turn their broken lives into a dream-come-true. The plan also included no witnesses, and so the story follows.

When Truman Capote, the famous American writer known, among others, for Breakfast at Tiffanys, came across the story of the Clutters, he decided to write a book about it. His aim was to produce a nonfiction novel, a genre never truly explored before, except for Rodolfo Walshs 1957 book Operacin Masacre. The thing characteristic for the nonfiction novel is its oxymoronic nature its mixing o...

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Popocatepetl Violently Erupts, And Authorities Warn A Bigger Eruption Could Threaten More Than 20 Million People In Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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

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Mt. Popocatepetl is one of the most important volcanoes on the entire planet, and yet most Americans are not familiar with it. In ancient Aztec, Popocatepetl means smoking mountain, but to the locals the 5,426-meter-high volcano is simply known as Don Goyo. A catastrophic eruption of Don Goyo would be a nightmare scenario for the more than 20 million people living in the Mexico City metropolitan area, and that is why authorities are watching Mt. Popocatepetl very closely at the moment. In fact, we are being warned that the eruption that just took place could be a precursor to an even larger eruption

Chilling footage showing the violent eruption emerged online amid fears there could be more.

A huge plume of smoke blasted three kilometres in to the air from the summit of Popocatepetl after a series explosions over the course of 24 hours.

Surrounding towns were blanketed with ash and debris and authorities are now warning a bigger eruption could threaten the 23.6million inhabitants in the Mexican capital, located just 35 miles (56km) away.

This latest eruption actually resulted in what is known as a volcanotectonic earthquake. Such quakes are caused by the movement of magma, and scientists are very concerned about what that might mean.

Don Goyo has been spewing ash regularly since early this month, and at this point local residents are being told to remain indoors

Locals have been warned to avoid outdoor activities and to keep doors and windows shut, and it is not yet clear when they can leave their homes.

It has been emitting ash since the beginning of the month, reports suggest, before a string of explosions.

Of course the activity at Mt. Popocatepetl has been ramping up for quit...

01:00

Building a Batman Electric Skateboard "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mad inventor, James Bruton, designs and prints a Batman Bat Tumbler skateboard.

Read more on MAKE

The post Building a Batman Electric Skateboard appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

00:55

Shark tried to grope me claims Brit surfer "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A UK surfer says he was forced to punch a shark in the face after it tried to grope him.

Stephen Cadbury, a dentist from London was surfing at Bronte Beach near Sydney when the alleged incident took place.  Mr. Cadbury said everything appeared quite normal at first, the mood was light, the two were laughing and joking, enjoying the surf.  The shark was a little flirtatious but nothing to suggest he was a potential predator.  He even commented on my swimming briefs saying they made me look like a Bond girl said Cadbury.

But after a few minutes the mood changed, the shark started making lewd remarks, touching the surfers breasts with one of its penises.  Then, following a break in the waves, it made a lunge for my genitals and I realised I was in trouble.  So I slapped the shark across the face and told him in my best Lady Bracknell voice that I would be reporting him to the Australian Coast Guard patrol as soon as I made shore.

Mr. Cadbury said the shark then backed off, laughing nervously and claiming it was only having a bit of fun.  The Australian Coast Guard said allegations such as this were taken very seriously and a full investigation would take place.   There have been 18 reported incidents of sharks approaching surfers so far this year.  They have all taken place at sea where sharks tend to live said Jed Baker of the ACG.  It could just be a coincidence but its a lead we will certainly be investigating.

With its razor sharp teeth, grey palid skin and cold, dead eyes the dentist moved to Australia two years ago to take up a post at Sydney Hospital, local media reported.

00:54

For The First Time Ever, The 1% Own More Than Half The Worlds Wealth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Today Credit Suisse released its latest annual global wealth report, which traditionally lays out what has become the single biggest reason for the recent anti-establishment revulsion: an unprecedented concentration of wealth among a handful of people, as shown in Swiss banks infamous global wealth pyramid, an arrangement which as observed by the shocking political backlash of the past year, suggests that the lower levels of the pyramid are increasingly unhappy about.
And this is what it all looks like on paper..
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00:54

Laura Owens Responds to Anti-Gentrification Protests of Her Boyle Heights Gallery "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Members of Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement (BHAAAD) protest at the Whitney Museum during Laura Owens's opening on Wednesday, November 8. (screenshot by the author via YouTube)Members of Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement (BHAAAD) protest at the Whitney Museum during Laura Owenss opening on Wednesday, November 8. (screenshot by the author via YouTube)

Last week, a coalition of anti-gentrification activists from Los Angeles and New York protested the opening of Laura Owenss solo show at the Whitney Museum. Brandishing banners and chanting slogans both inside the exhibition at the museums main entrance, they called out the painter and her dealer, Gavin Brown, for artwashing the gentrification of LAs Boyle Heights neighborhood. Their space, 356 Mission, was one of the first in a new wave of art spaces to open in the area.

[W]e want to emphasize that Laura Owens and Gavin Brown can afford to be ANYWHERE, the members of Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement (BHAAAD) told Hyperallergic in an interview. They are colonizing POC neighborhoods to benefit both their public image and their enterprises.

Today, in an extensive post on 356 Missions blog, Owens responded to the demonstrators accusations, recounting the founding of the gallery with Brown and Wendy Yao; how it has operated for the past five years and sought to engage with the local community; and how she has struggled to productively engage wi...

00:51

SGTreport 11-14-17 You Wont Believe All That Is Being Exposed Now!!! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This showed up this morning, and I listened, and found it to be very illuminating about the Grand Apocalypse that is occurring right now. And it also points out some historical aspects to the whole thing (you know Rothschilds, etc., Saudis involvement). Theres even a recent Kim Dotcom Tweet! I suggest setting aside any not-liking attitude for Bible quotes, as there are a few which relate to whats going on.

And I definitely agree with the statement at the beginning None of this would be happening if she [HRC] were in the Whitehouse.
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https://youtu.be/LX0V4K7J-xA

Published on Nov 14, 2017
You wont believe all that is being exposed NOW. Luke chapter 8 verse 17 reads For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. And thats exactly what we are seeing now. What control will these monstrous actors have when they can no longer practice their wick...

00:50

Same Sex Marriage Opponents Now Enjoying Last Few Moments Before Their Lives Are Dramatically Unchanged "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Those opposed to same sex marriage say it is now only a matter of time before two people theyve never even met will be allowed to tie the knot.

Enjoy it while it lasts, said Robert Jacobs, a no campaigner. Because soon the law will change and a whole swath of people who I have absolutely nothing to do with will be able to enter into a contract that I wont be privy to.

Roberta Grisharm said she was concerned that her life may be seriously unaffected. Right now, two people who I dont know cannot get legally married. Soon, those same two people, who I still dont know, will be able to get married. Where are my rights?

For a full analysis of the same-sex marriage debate, get your copy of The 2017 Shovel Annual 

00:50

FDA Approves Trackable Pill: How Far Does The Technology Go Tho? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken.
A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.
The information can also be sent to the prescribing doctor, if the patient consents to this.

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California: Rancho Tehama Suspect Taken Out, At Least 5 Areas Connected to Event "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Over 100 law enforcement officers have responded to the scene, the sheriff said. The Enloe Medical Center confirmed to KNVN that three children and one adult were evacuated from the scene.

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Isoliquiritigenin has the function of being a hepatic protectant against oxidative damages through ERK-mediated Nrf2 activation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Eur J Nutr. 2016 Dec ;55(8):2431-2444. Epub 2015 Nov 22. PMID: 26593436 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin in licorice functions as a hepatic protectant by induction of antioxidant genes through extracellular signal-regulated kinase-mediated NF-E2-related factor-2 signaling pathway. Abstract:  PURPOSE: Liver is the major site of biotransformation for exogenous toxins, in having a defense system against oxidative stress as well as cytochrome P450 system. Isoliquiritigenin (isoLQ) is an active component present in Glycyrrhizae radix and has been shown to have various biological activities. This study investigated the effect of isoLQ as a liver protectant against oxidative stress, both in vivo and in vitro, and also its molecular mechanisms.METHODS: We used tert-butylhydroperoxide-induced hepatocyte damage model and cadmium (Cd)-stimulated liver toxicity animal model, which are assessed by immunoblot and flow cytometry as well as plasma and histopathological parameters.RESULTS: In HepG2 cells, pretreatment of 10 and 30 M isoLQ significantly inhibited the induction of apoptosis and mitochondrial damage, and production of reactive oxygen species. Moreover, isoLQ induced the activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor-2 (Nrf2), as indicated by an increase in its nuclear translocation and antioxidant response element-luciferase activity. IsoLQ also induced the expression of Nrf2 target phase II enzymes, such as heme oxygenase-1, glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit and NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1. IsoLQ also induced phosphorylation of extracellular stimuli-regulated kinase (ERK), andits activation of Nrf2 was mediated with ERK-dependent phosphorylation of Nrf2, as determined by its chemical inhibitor. In rats, oral treatment of 5 and 20 mg/kg isoLQ prevented Cd-induced acute hepatic damage, as assessed by plasma parameters and semiquantative histology, such as the modified HAIgrading scores and the degenerative regions in hepatic parenchyma.CONCLUSION: These findings are considered as scientific evidence that isoLQ in licorice has the function of being a hepatic protectant against oxidative damages through ERK-mediated Nrf2 activation.

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00:30

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system 


Protection from chemotherapy immunosuppression indicates effect could be conserved in humans


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00:30

Trump Says He Will Make A "Major Statement" When He Returns To The US "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Tyler DurdenAfter a 12-day tour through five Asian countries where he discussed the threat posed by North Korea and how America might shrink its massive trade deficits, President Donald Trump is heading back to the US Tuesday. And in true Trump fashion, the president hinted that he would be making a "major announcement" upon his return to the states - but offered no clues about what the topic of said "announcement" might be.
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00:23

No Campaign Blames Result On Lower Number Of No Voters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In a decision that has shocked no one, over 70% of the Australian public voted in favour of legalising same sex marriage on the controversial postal survey. Across the country, the queer community and allies have joined together to celebrate the support against one of the last vestiges of inequality in the Australian constitution. One []

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00:12

Tails 3.3 is out "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This release fixes many security issues and users should upgrade as soon as possible.

Changes

Upgrades and changes


  • Update Tor to 0.3.1.8 which saves bandwidth when starting.


  • Update Tor Browser to 7.0.10.


  • Update Thunderbird to 52.4.0.

  • ...

Tails 3.3 is out

00:06

Inhibitory effect of DNA topoisomerase inhibitor isoliquiritigenin on the growth of glioma cells. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 2015 ;8(10):12577-82. Epub 2015 Oct 1. PMID: 26722447 Abstract Title:  Inhibitory effect of DNA topoisomerase inhibitor isoliquiritigenin on the growth of glioma cells. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of isoliquiritigenin on the activity of DNA topoisomerase (TOP I) and its inhibitory effect on the growth of U87 glioma cells.METHODS: This study investigated the inhibitory effect of isoliquiritigenin on the growth of U87 glioma cells and its cytotoxicity by MTT method and determined the effect of isoliquiritigenin on TOP I activity by agarose gel electrophoresis. On this basis, we studied the interaction between isoliquiritigenin and TOP I and DNA. Finally, we further discussed the effect of isoliquiritigenin on the activity of Caspase 3, the apoptosis protein of U87 glioma cells.RESULTS: Isoliquiritigenin could inhibit the growth of U87 glioma cells (half inhibitory concentration IC50: 0.221 mM) and is of low cytotoxicity to normal cells. Agarose gel electrophoresis showed that isoliquiritigenin had significant inhibitory effect on TOP I activity. Molecular simulation results indicated that isoliquiritigenin took priority of binding to the active center of TOP I, and formed hydrogen bonds with the catalytic site Try723. Finally, Caspase 3 activity detection results suggested that isoliquiritigenin could significantly increase the activity of Caspase 3 (P

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00:00

EPA Approves Lab Infected Killer Mosquitoes to be Released into the Environment "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The lab-grown mosquitoes developed by MosquitoMate seek to eliminate the disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus, shown here). Image from Nature.com.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of laboratory infected mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis to be released into the wild. The laboratory-raised mosquitoes are meant to be a way to infect Asian Tiger mosquitoes, which are believed to carry harmful infectious diseases.

The long term environmental consequences are unknown. Because mosquitoes are prey for birds and fish, the long-term effects on the greater ecosystem are unclear.

Killer Mosquitoes Safer than Genetically Modified Mosquitoes?

Most welcome the effort at hampering mosquitoes reproductive potential as a welcome alternative to various aerial and land-based mass chemical spraying activities that add to our toxic environments, ultimately endangering human and animal health.

After the backlash against releasing genetically modified mosquitoes that would disrupt the reproductive cycles of the Aedes aegypti or Asian Tiger Mosquito, considered a major carrier of the most dangerous mosquito-borne infectious diseases, MosquitoMate, a start-up company with the help of Kentucky Universitys laboratories and researchers, discovered what the EPA considers an acceptable alternative for mosquito control.

David OBrochta, an entomologist at the University of Maryland, endorsed the EPAs approval:

Its a non-chemical way of dealing with mosquitoes, so from that perspective, youd think it would have a lot of appeal. Im glad to see it pushed forward, as I think it could be potentially really important. (Source)

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23:59

Theres a New Nation in Space and You Can Apply for Citizenship Right Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(ANTIMEDIA)  The worlds very first space nation launched this week, but despite the fact that 300,000 members applied for citizenship over the last year, no people were on board.

The nation launched early Sunday from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, CNET reported this week, as an Orbital ATK Antares rocket carrying a CubeSat named Asgardia-1.

The satellite is the size of a milk carton and called the Space Kingdom of Asgardia. The creators lauded the launch as establishing the first nation to have all of its territory in space, though no countries have acknowledged its statehood.

For now, the primary benefit of citizenship is being able to store data on Asgardia-1 while its in orbit. Even so, the satellite nation has terms and conditions and is subject to Austrian copyright law, so it is not free of earthly constraints.

In fact, the creators intend to bring human forms of governance to the new space nation, noting on their website the virtues of democracy and promoting parliamentary elections. They also have a proposed constitution and laws and intend to elect 12 cabinet ministers and a head of state.

Only those who support the constitution will have the right to upload data to the satellite. Asgardia will have taxes, though only businesses will be forced to contribute. Individual taxes will apparently be voluntary. The website explains that people can decide what amount of tax they would like to pay.

The country will also have passports, IDs, a national bank, business regulations, and a cryptocurrency called SOLAR.

According to Asgardias website, the nation was created with three top goals in mind: to ensure the peaceful use of space, to protect the Earth from space hazards, and to create a demilitarized and free scientific base of knowledge in space.

It also seeks to create a mirror of humanity in space, but without Earthly division into states, religions, and nations, though its unclear how it will be free of states by esta...

23:46

Conceptual Art You Can Play With "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Nexus Game by Andy Malone (photo by Riva Sayegh, courtesy the artist)

DETROIT The opening night of Play Room, an exhibition of kinetic and interactive sculptures by Detroit-based artist Andy Malone, had a slightly different vibe than the usual white-cube affair. Visitors gathered around tables to lay hands on Malones creations, and the air was filled with the playful chatter of children.

Thats because Malones work largely takes the form of didactic games, which deliver conceptual ideas as a sneaky side effect of playing with them. Even the promotional postcard for his show, cleverly designed as a hanging door tag, presents information on one side, and a game on the other.

I love making games because they connect people and provide a point of entry for deeper understanding, said Malone, in an email interview. I also enjoy the aesthetics of a beautifully designed game component and an eloquent set of rules.

Opening day visitors to Play Room (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

Malone holds a degree in architecture, and works with the construction documents and technical planning for exhibits, museums, and retail environments. This background has not only helped him engineer his projects, but has also driven their concepts. This is crucial for works like Quaturn Game (2015), which challenges players to stack four wooden beads of the same color onto a rotating carriage of dowels, automated to suddenly shift position. The fast pace of the game and simultaneous play by four players abo...

23:37

Duterte applies for Axis of Evil membership using Avatar Vigilante Assassin Buffoon Clown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It appears the latest Warlord to apply to join the Buffoon Clown Axis of Evil is Duterte. He has chosen the Avatar with the full title of Vigilante Assassin Buffoon Clown. His initial pitch to Dotard went well with a big screen love song recital...

23:35

Isoliquiritigenin may have inhibitory potential on breast cancer-induced bone destruction. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Cancer Prev. 2015 Dec ;20(4):281-6. Epub 2015 Dec 30. PMID: 26734591 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Inhibits Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell-induced Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor Kappa-B Ligand/Osteoprotegerin Ratio in Human Osteoblastic Cells. Abstract:  Bone destruction induced by the metastasis of breast cancer cells is a frequent complication that is caused by the interaction between cancer cells and bone cells. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) and the endogenous soluble RANKL inhibitor, osteoprotegerin (OPG), directly play critical roles in the differentiation, activity, and survival of osteoclasts. In patients with bone metastases, osteoclastic bone resorption promotes the majority of skeletal-related events and propagates bone metastases. Therefore, blocking osteoclast activity and differentiation via RANKL inhibition can be a promising therapeutic approach for cancer-associated bone diseases. We investigated the potential of isoliquiritigenin (ISL), which has anti-proliferative, anti-angiogenic, and anti-invasive effects, as a preventive and therapeutic agent for breast cancer cell-induced bone destruction. ISL at non-toxicity concentrations significantly inhibited the RANKL/OPG ratio by reducing the production of RANKL and restoring OPG production to control levels in hFOB1.19 cells stimulated with conditioned medium (CM) of MDA-MB-231 cells. In addition, ISL reduced the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in hFOB1.19 cells stimulated by CM of MDA-MB-231 cells. Therefore, ISL may have inhibitory potential on breast cancer-induced bone destruction.

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23:33

Healthy Gut Found to Reduce Effects of Trauma: Study Explains the Link Between the Gut Microbiome and PTSD "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Michelle SimmonsA new study found that a healthy gut can lessen the effects of trauma, as reported by Science Daily. Researchers from Stellenbosch University analyzed the relationship of gut microbiome and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They compared the gut microbiomes of 18 individuals with PTSD to 12 people who also experienced trauma, but did not develop PSTD. They found a combination of three bacteria that were different in people who suffered from PTSD. These were Actinobacteria, Lentisphaerae, and Verrucomicrobia.
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23:32

This Michigan University Is The First To Offer A Degree In Marijuana Science "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Are you a cannabis enthusiast? Does learning about how to cultivate or cook with marijuana get you as high as if you smoked the plant? If so, we may have found the degree for you. Northern Michigan University is now the first college in the United States to offer a 4-year undergraduate degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry. Before you enroll, however, know that the track isnt for the unmotivated.

Said Brandon Canfield, the associate professor of chemistry who started the program. Obviously, the programme is new and it might speak to a certain crowd. But, for a student to succeed, theyre going to have to be very dedicated and motivated. This is not an easy programme. Its a really intense biology chemistry programme.

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The Independent reports that students wont be growing marijuana as part of their degree, but they will study its medicinal effects along with other plants. The program includes studies in soil, biochemistry, biology, and biostatistics. According to the universitys website, the degree is being offered because administrators acknowledge that businesses involved with cannabis are some of the fastest-growing in the nation. Additionally, by providing education on the subject, a new standard can be set which will elevate the safety and quality of the product. 

The university website reads:

The historical stigma associated with cannabis is quickly vanishing, and although there is a surge in businesses related to the marijuana economy, there is a major gap in educational opportunities available to prepare people for this field.

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23:30

How To Protect Your Dog In The Winter "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Winter means scenic snowy landscapes and holiday cheer, but along with the eggnog there are less pleasant wintry associations, like chapped, dry skin, flu season and slippery sidewalks. These cold weather concerns can affect all members of your family including the furry ones.

While your pup might be dying to jump in that fresh snow bank, a little extra vigilance on the part of the owner can go a long way in ensuring that your dog stays safe and healthy during the winter months, explains Dr. Rachel Barrack, a New York City-based veterinarian.

Here are a few safety precautions every pet owner should know about when the weather gets chilly:

Before a winter walk



When the temperature drops outside, companion animals have different needs depending on their breed, age and size. Some dogs with long, thick coats enjoy the colder temperatures while smaller, thin-coated dogs do not tolerate the cold as well, Barrack tells The Dodo.

Dog coats and sweaters can be useful for protecting pups who have trouble retaining body heat. Even if your dog does not require an additional coat for warmth, its recommended that you strap on some booties, which are more of a necessity than an accessory, before your dog heads outside, to prevent freezing pavement, salt and other chemicals from irritating their paw pads.

The salt used to de-ice roads can cause the outer layer of the paw pad to slough off, leaving a sensitive layer of fresh skin that can take days to weeks to properly heal, Barrack explains. In addition, if ingested the salt can result in oral and gastrointestinal irritation.

If your dog will not walk in booties, the ASPCA recommends rubbing petroleum jelly or a paw...

23:29

This is How a Good Life Begins. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This is how a good day begins: I give thanks for everything and pray all beings be

23:26

10 Nikon D5 Cameras Just Arrived on the ISS "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this year, NASA ordered 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLR cameras. Now, 10 of them have just landed at the International Space Station as part of the OA-8 Space Station Resupply.

The cameras will be used in orbit for 12 to 18 months. Only the camera bodies have been sent up to the ISS instead of shipping brand new lenses, NASA will be reusing lenses and accessories already on the ISS that were launched with the Nikon D4 and D2Xs cameras.

The Nikon D5 cameras make up only a small part of the 7,400 lbs (3,350 kg) of cargo sent up on this mission.

23:24

This Pineapple Cough Remedy Is 5x More Effective Than Cough Medicine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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5x More Effective Than Cough Medicine This Overlooked Fruit Will Be Your Favorite New Cough Remedy

Pineapple Juice for Cough: Effective Homemade Cough Remedies

Pineapple is a delicious, nutrient-dense tropical fruit with a lot of health benefits. But when it comes to over-the-counter cough suppressant syrups, is pineapple juice for cough relief a better natural remedy?

Pineapple juice for sore throats and coughs may be the remedy for you. Research suggests that pineapple juice is indeed five times more effective than cough syrup. An enzyme called bromelain in pineapple is a key reason for that. As a result, Amish populations have been using pineapple juice for generations as an alternative to those synthetic cough remedies that many people use today.

This article will detail exactly how pineapple juice is effective against coughs. We will also provide many pineapple recipes for cough, including how to make cough syrup with a number of natural cough remedies.

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Why Pineapple Juice Is Effective against Cough

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23:24

Starving Dog Found 2 Years After Her Owner Thought She Died "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

When Edna was found, she was living all alone in the mountains, starving and struggling to survive on her own. She was eventually spotted by some people living in a gated community, who called animal control with the hope that it could help the poor dog. Unfortunately, animal control was unable to catch her, even after several attempts but no one was ready to give up on her. 

The people who had spotted Edna decided to contact Hope for Paws in hopes that its rescuers would have better luck saving her. When they arrived at the gated community, they found Edna huddled up in someones doorway, hungry and scared. They had brought along some food and quickly offered it to Edna, who eagerly accepted it despite her fear. 

Credit: Hope for Paws

Rescuers talked gently to Edna as she ate, but after a little petting she got scared again and started to back away  

Credit: Hope for Paws

until more food was offered, and then she slowly made her way back over to the rescuers. 

Credit: Hope for Paws

Ednas rescuers realized it was going to be tricky to put a leash on her because she was so incredibly nervous and scared, so while one continued to feed her, another snuck up behind her slowly  

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23:22

Time Is Running Out: 15,000 Scientists Pen 2nd Warning on Human Annihilation of the Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Twenty-five years ago, hundreds of scientists issued a bold and dire portent, warning humanity its unparalleled, rapid consumption of resources, unhindered population growth, and continued decimation of the natural environment would ultimately lead to wide scale plight if the planet cannot rein in its excesses and disparities.

A great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided, 1,700 scientists admonished, in no uncertain terms.

We didnt listen.

In fact, the thoughtless plunder of biodiverse environments without regard to conservation or sustainability only accelerated, leading 15,364 scientists from 184 countries to sign an appended version of the original doomsday letter this time, exhorting humanity to pay attention, right now because there isnt much time remaining.

Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out, William J. Ripple, professor of ecology at Oregon State University, wrote for the scientists second warning to humanity.

Of particular concern for the sizable group is the exhaustive strain exponential population growth has placed on the planets limited resources noting the number of people in the world swelled by 35 percent, or an additional two billion people, in the ensuing years since the original cautionary plea in 1992.

Deforestation, vanishing potable water supplies, unacceptable emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, ocean dead zones, and mass agriculture particularly that devoted to the raising of animals for meat and the pollution, runoff, and destruction of biodiverse areas inextricable from that industry, also gravely...

23:21

Isoliquiritigenin has potential activity to ameliorate the dextran sulfate sodium induced colitis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Int Immunopharmacol. 2016 Feb ;31:223-32. Epub 2016 Jan 7. PMID: 26771170 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis through the inhibition of MAPK pathway. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (isoLQ), a chalcone found in licorice, has shown a variety of biological activity including anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects, and the distribution of isoLQ in gastrointestinal tract was higher than any other tissues. Thus, we evaluated whether or not isoLQ attenuated the dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis by observing the physiological changes (body weight loss, diarrhea, bleeding stool, overall disease activity index (DAI) scores, colon length), histopathological analysis and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities of esophagus and colon. Also, the MAPK pathways including phosphorylation of ERK1/2, p38, and AKT, and the activation of NK-B were evaluated in colon tissue. Interestingly, the reduction of body weight and colon length, increase of diarrhea, bloody stool, DAI scores and MPO activity, and histologic disturbances in DSS-induced colitis were recovered by isoLQ treatment. Also, isoLQ treatment suppressed the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and p38, and the activation of NK-B compared to those in DSS-induced colitis mice. In addition, the distributions of isoLQ in colon were relatively higher in DSS-induced colitis models. All of these results suggested that isoLQ has potential activity to ameliorate the DSS-induced colitis through the inhibition of MAPK pathway.

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23:21

Anti-vaccine pseudoscience Shaw and Tomljenovic debunked tropes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.

Im beginning to feel some deja vu, since I am criticizing another anti-vaccine pseudoscience paper foisted onto the world by Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic. These two University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology (you know, the study of eyes) have no background or training in any area vaccine research, including immunology, epidemiology,

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23:18

Pence Prays For Northern California Shooting Victims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thoughts and prayers are not enough: Vice President Mike Pence offers thoughts and prayers after a deadly mass shooting in Northern California. A mass shooting in the rural community of Rancho Tehama, California, leaves five dead, and at least 10 wounded. ABC reports: Five people have been killed, including the gunman, and multiple others injured []

23:16

In a Guerrilla Video Art Projection, 60 Artists Illuminate our Political Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(image courtesy the Illuminator)

Engaging with our bizarre political reality requires a correspondingly bizarre level of stamina. Simply to process current events demands an elephantine memory for seemingly insane occurrences and a serious ability to absorb outrage. Everything feels huge. In fractious political moments, its interesting to see how different artists respond, whether they respond at all, and if they do, where its with oblique resistance or explicit manifestos.

The Illuminator is an art collective that describes its mission as one that disrupts the patterns of everyday life, and embodies the social and political transformations for which the occupy movement/99% movement continues to fight. They are one of the participants in, and helped produce, the potent response to this moment conceived by Nina Felshin and Lenore Malen, with projection designer Eamonn Farrell. If this latest live projection event, State of Emergency, is hardly subtle, thats the point. Its a poetic, creative rejoinder consonant with its unsubtle times, an appropriately monumental intervention in the shrieking wall-to-wall news coverage of the shrieking president shrieking about his wall. Occupying the intersection of Prince and Bowery, it features 60 short video clips from 60 artists and filmmakers, including Doug Ashford, Gary Indiana, Martha Rosler, and Pussy Riot. Some moments require not a whisper, but a huge projection at a busy intersection, with a multitude of voices confirming and amplifying what we know: this is an emergency. 

When: Thursday, November 16, 7pm
Where: The...

23:15

Dog Is So Obsessed With Her New Rescue Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Minnow the dogs first feathery love was Chickpea, a tiny rescue chicken whom Abbie Hubbard brought home earlier this year.

He would sleep in Minnows tail, Abbie Hubbard, deputy director at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, told The Dodo. They were really cute together.

Credit: Abbie Hubbard

Hubbard initially believed that Chickpea was a female. But as Chickpea started to crow, Hubbard discovered that she was a he.

Hubbard lives in a townhouse in suburban Virginia, and the local county doesnt allow residents to keep roosters. So Hubbard made the difficult decision to rehome Chickpea at Burgundy Farm Country Day School, which has a small sanctuary for rescued farm animals.

Credit: Abbie Hubbard

Giving Chickpea up was such a hard thing it felt like ripping my heart out, Hubbard said. On the other hand, hes so happy there. I visit him every week, and I get pictures from the caretakers on a daily basis. Hes living the best life ever, but I was totally missing him.

Hubbard wasnt the only one to miss Chickpea Minnow did as well. So when Hubbard got a call from a fellow rescuer, asking if shed be interested in fostering a turkey named Blossom, Hubbard answered with an enthusiastic yes.

Credit: Abbie Hubbard

Blossom had been rescued from a factory farm in West Virginia. When she was about 5 weeks old, farm workers went to move Blossom and other turkeys to a grow house, a facility that holds the turkeys while they fatten up in preparation fo...

23:15

UK Finance Regulator Warns Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority warned against investing in cryptocurrency-based contracts in a post published Tuesday.

23:10

What We Can Learn From the Exquisite History and Ornate Aesthetic of Gothic Architecture "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gothic Architecture Characteristics Gothic Architecture History Gothic Style

Aesthetically ornate and conceptually transcendent, the Gothic style has become one of world's most distinctive architectural movements. Though it originated in the Middle Ages, the one-of-a-kind genre continues to captivate today, as evident in some of Europe's most beautiful buildings.

While the Gothic approach appears to be a novel form of architecture, its signature style has been shaped by different influences. Here, we explore the genre, looking closely at its rich history, defining features, and most well-known examples.

What is Gothic Architecture?

Gothic architecture is a European style of architecture that values height and exhibits an intricate and delicate aesthetic. Though its roots are French, the Gothic approach can be found in churches, cathedrals, and other similar buildings in Europe and beyond.

History

During the Middle Ages, a new style of architecture emerged in Europe. Initially referred to as Opus Francigenum, or French Work, this architectural genre dominated European tastesnamely, that of the Roman Catholic Churchuntil the 16th century, when it became known as Gothic.

The Gothic style evolved from Romanesque architecture, a medieval aesthetic characterized by arches, vaulted ceilings, and small stained glass windows.

Gothic Architecture Characteristics Gothic Architecture History Gothic Style

A Romanesque Abbey (Photo: Goldi64 at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0],...

23:10

Anti-osteoclastogenic activity of isoliquiritigenin via inhibition of NF-B-dependent autophagic pathway. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Biochem Pharmacol. 2016 Apr 15 ;106:82-93. Epub 2016 Mar 3. PMID: 26947453 Abstract Title:  Anti-osteoclastogenic activity of isoliquiritigenin via inhibition of NF-B-dependent autophagic pathway. Abstract:  Previous studies, including those from our laboratory, have demonstrated that the natural flavonoid isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a promising agent for bone destructive diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying its anti-osteoclastogenic effects are still far from clear. Here, we evaluated the potential alterations of autophagy and nuclear factor-B (NF-B) during anti-osteoclastogenic effects by ISL in vitro and in vivo. We observed that ISL inhibited the receptor activator of nuclear factor-B ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis and suppressed autophagic microtubule-associated protein light chain 3 (LC3)-II and Beclin 1 accumulation. ISL treatment resulted in the interruption of several specific features for autophagy in osteoclast precursors, including acidic vesicular organelle formation, LC3-II accumulation, and appearance of autophagic vacuoles. The RANKL-stimulated expression levels of autophagy-related genes and proteins also diminished in ISL-treated osteoclast precursors. The reactivation of autophagy by rapamycin almost reversed the ISL-elicited anti-osteoclastogenic effects. Interestingly, ISL inhibited the RANKL-stimulated NF-B expression and nuclear translocation, whereas the NF-B inhibitor Bay 11-7082markedly suppressed the RANKL-induced autophagic activation. Consistent with the in vitro results, the administration of ISL could attenuate osteoclastogenic cathepsin K, autophagic LC3, and NF-B expression to protect against inflammatory calvarial bone erosion in vivo. Our findings highlight theinhibition of NF-B-dependent autophagy as an important mechanism of ISL-mediated anti-osteoclastogenic activity.

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23:05

Rebuilding Hueyapan, Mexico after the Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

On September 19, 2017 the of community Hueyapan in Morelos, Mexico was devastated by an earthquake. The Center for Encounters and Dialogues, www.tierramadre.org.mx and www.moradasverdes.com have started with the reconstruction in Hueyapan. A little more than a month after the earthquake, and two weeks after the first house was started with Superadobe, the foundation and the beginning of the walls of a two-bedroom house were already in place. The house is being built with the contribution of the people of Hueyapan and with the support of the above organizations.

Building houses is very important, but also, strengthening the social fabric at this time is important. The commitment to community interaction is based on learning by doing, and in co-responsibility and collaborative work; only in this way can they go from welfare to the self-management of development actions.

The community network, Tierra Madre, are people and families from the community of Hueyapan Morelos, and other communities in the region, which are organized for the production of organic food. With the advice of the Meeting and Dialogue Center, they started work with the aim of being eco-families. This means that their sanitation system is ecological, with about 120 families using compost toilets.

We do all this for the love of Mother Earth. says Elga Flores, a member of Tierra Madre Hueyapan, with the main motivation to get involved in organic farming and the sale of organic products in solidarity with the schools in Cuernavaca. From the September 2017 earthquake, they have played a central role in reconstruction with sustainable technologies and local and culturally appropriate materials. They also use wood-burning stoves and small family gardens that are the basis of our their current production. They are currently producing organic vegetables and fruits and organic eggs.

They have collected donations in money from friends, family and acquaintances as well as help from Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and the United States....

23:00

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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With the looming threat of a possible eruption at the Yellowstone super volcano, some preppers have wondered exactly how to prepare for such a cataclysmic event. Here is what would happen should the super volcano erupt right now.

Yellowstones supervolcano is essentially a giant, lid-topped cauldron, and its so vast that it can only truly be seen from low-Earth orbit. Its crater is 45 miles (72 kilometers) across, and its underlying plumbing contains several tens of thousands of cubic kilometers of magmatic material. But if it were to erupt right now, we would have very little time to even know that it is happening.

IFL Science spoke to one of the countrys most respected volcanologists to get the most up-to-date low-down on the future of the worlds most famous supervolcano. Hopefully, it will give preppers and idea of what to expect in the unprecedented event that it actually explodes.

According to Yellowstone Volcano Observatorys Scientist-In-Charge, Dr. Michael Poland, the super volcano may not have enough energy at present to produce a supereruption. Right now, much of Yellowstones magma body is partially solidified, and you need a lot of magma to feed a large eruption. The chances of a supervolcanic paroxysm are currently around one-in-730,000, which makes it less likely than a catastrophic asteroid impact.

A sudden injection of new magma from ...

What Would Happen To The World If The Yellowstone Super Volcano Erupted Right Now? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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With the looming threat of a possible eruption at the Yellowstone super volcano, some preppers have wondered exactly how to prepare for such a cataclysmic event. Here is what would happen should the super volcano erupt right now.

Yellowstones supervolcano is essentially a giant, lid-topped cauldron, and its so vast that it can only truly be seen from low-Earth orbit. Its crater is 45 miles (72 kilometers) across, and its underlying plumbing contains several tens of thousands of cubic kilometers of magmatic material. But if it were to erupt right now, we would have very little time to even know that it is happening.

IFL Science spoke to one of the countrys most respected volcanologists to get the most up-to-date low-down on the future of the worlds most famous supervolcano. Hopefully, it will give preppers and idea of what to expect in the unprecedented event that it actually explodes.

According to Yellowstone Volcano Observatorys Scientist-In-Charge, Dr. Michael Poland, the super volcano may not have enough energy at present to produce a supereruption. Right now, much of Yellowstones magma body is partially solidified, and you need a lot of magma to feed a large eruption. The chances of a supervolcanic paroxysm are currently around one-in-730,000, which makes it less likely than a catastrophic asteroid impact.

A sudden injection of new magma from b...

23:00

There Is Something Dark And Disturbing About This Outbreak Bizarre Coincidences And Deadly Proficiency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Stefan Stanford at AllNewsPipeline.com

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As the Black Death Plague Strikes Madagascar, Might We Soon Witness Bio-Component K For Kill Everyone?

According to this brand new story from The Express sent over to ANP by Steve Quayle, a NEW Black Death has been discovered in Uganda, a virus WORSE than plague with NO cure according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Just the latest plague outbreak this year, ANP will be taking a look over the next several days at the unusual surge of black death plague and the next story in this series will feature an in depth interview with Steve Quayle.

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In the map we see above taken directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) showing cases of the human plague across the United States between 1970 and 2012, one particular case should immediately stand out.

Back in 2009, a laboratory-acquired infection of Yersinia pestis, the disease that causes the black death plague now causing a panic after wiping out an estimated 60% of Europes population back in the 14th century, struck a 60-year old man who had been working at a university laboratory in Chicago, Illinois. The only known case of the plague in the eastern half of the US in 40+ years, the case also happened within the 2 years following the...

There Is Something Dark And Disturbing About This Outbreak Bizarre Coincidences And Deadly Proficiency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This report was originally published by Stefan Stanford at AllNewsPipeline.com

plague

As the Black Death Plague Strikes Madagascar, Might We Soon Witness Bio-Component K For Kill Everyone?

According to this brand new story from The Express sent over to ANP by Steve Quayle, a NEW Black Death has been discovered in Uganda, a virus WORSE than plague with NO cure according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Just the latest plague outbreak this year, ANP will be taking a look over the next several days at the unusual surge of black death plague and the next story in this series will feature an in depth interview with Steve Quayle.

notice_anything_odd.gif

In the map we see above taken directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) showing cases of the human plague across the United States between 1970 and 2012, one particular case should immediately stand out.

Back in 2009, a laboratory-acquired infection of Yersinia pestis, the disease that causes the black death plague now causing a panic after wiping out an estimated 60% of Europes population back in the 14th century, struck a 60-year old man who had been working at a university laboratory in Chicago, Illinois. The only known case of the plague in the eastern half of the US in 40+ years, the case also happened within the 2 years following the...

23:00

US Scientists Made A Genetically Modified Human Embryo "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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This is the first confirmed case of the gene editing of human embryos in the US and it gets scientists one step closer to the ability to create genetically engineered humans. Researchers in Portland, Oregon have used a powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR to create genetically modified human embryos, MIT Technology Review reported in an exclusive.

CRISPR, which is often compared to the cut-and-paste function on a word processor, is a powerful and comparatively new genetic engineering technique that allows scientists to make specific, targeted changes to the DNA of a plant, animal, or human. Its relatively cheap and easy to use and has the potential to cure a wide range of diseases, such as muscular dystrophy or HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). But scientists seem to be using it to create designer humans and animals instead leading to ethics questions.

In 2015, Chinese scientists used CRISPR to make muscled beagles. But even beyond the often-stated fear that gene editing will lead to a world of designer babies and genetic have-nots, CRISPR is still new and may have consequences we dont understand.

Several countries have a ban or at least some type of regulation on gene editing in human embryos, although as the use of CRISPR speeds up in the lab, regulations, and viewpoints continue to evolve as well. Earlier this year, the US National Academy of Sciences said that editing the DNA of human embryos could be allowed in order to cure disease, with certain safeguards in place; and scientists are going ahead.

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22:59

Rescued Street Cat Refuses To Leave Her Brand-New Hammock "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Gina was found as a stray living on the streets with her three kittens back in August. As soon as she arrived at the RSPCA, she was put into her new enclosure, where staff had placed a hanging bed, sort of like a hammock, for her to enjoy. Gina immediately climbed into the hanging bed and has barely come out of it since. 

Credit: RSPCA

The sweet 2-year-old cat is now absolutely obsessed with her hanging bed, and spends 90 percent of her time in it. She only ever comes out occasionally to eat, go to the bathroom or get a few cuddles from the shelter staffers. 

The hanging bed is something of a luxury to her, as she wouldnt have had anything like this when she was living rough as a stray, Lee Stewart, manager of the RSPCAs Stapeley Grange Cattery, said in a press release. Now that she has found her hanging bed, she doesnt want to be apart from it.

Credit: RSPCA

Ginas obsession with her hanging bed is absolutely adorable but unfortunately, it has also kept her from getting adopted over the past three months. While all of her kittens have since been adopted, Gina is still at the shelter, patiently waiting in her bed for someone to notice her. 

Because she is in her hanging bed all the time, whenever people come to the cattery to look at adopting one of our cats, they never get to see Gina as she wont come out of her favorite spot to greet people, Stewart said. It is a shame as she is such a lovely cat. 

Credit: RSPCA

Its hard to know exactly what poor Gina went through while she was living on the streets, and now that shes finally safe and comfortable, all she wants to do is lounge around in her fa...

22:59

Isoliquiritigenin can be a promising therapeutic agent for the melanoma via reliving hypoxia of microenvironment. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2016 ;11(2):215-27. PMID: 26951491 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Inhibits Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis via Alleviating Hypoxia and Reducing Glycolysis in Mouse Melanoma B16F10 Cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is a licorice chalcone. According to CN104758274, CN101658513 and US009089546, it is claimed that ISL has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-tumoral effects.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the potential therapeutic effect of ISL in mouse melanoma B16F10 cells.METHODS: Sulforhodamine B (SRB) colorimetric assay was used to test the effects of ISL on proliferation. Commercial assay kits were applied to assess glucose uptake, lactate production and ATP levels. Measurement of apoptosis was involved with Hoechst 33258, JC-1 and annexin V-FITC/PI staining. H2DCFDA probe was employed to detect ROS generation. Quantitative RT-PCR and western blot were utilized to measure the mRNA and protein levels.RESULTS: ISL abated hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) stability and reduced a series of glycolysis-relevant enzymes expression, including glucose transporters 1/4 (GLUT 1/4), hexokinase 2 (HK2), pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) and lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA). Exposure to ISL induced the mitochondrial membrane potential depolarization and increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level. ISL could effectively inhibit proliferation and alleviate hypoxia in mouse melanoma B16F10 cells via inducing apoptosis and reducing the expression of significant enzymes in the glycolysis. ISL significantly inhibited B16F10 cell proliferationvia inducing apoptosis, and alleviated hypoxia by recovering mitochondrial function and reversing high glycolysis.CONCLUSION: Our findings propose that ISL can be a promising therapeutic agent for the melanoma via reliving hypoxia of microenvironment and targeting energy metabolism system of cancer cells. Consistent with WO2015079213 and WO2014084494, targeting glycolysis can be an effective means to anti-cancer.

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22:58

New Blockchain VER-sion of FinTech "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The already successful NAGA Group is putting their industry expertise onto the Blockchain in order to create an all-in-one platform for the industry.

22:58

Adobes New Lightroom Downloader Exports Your Cloud Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Lightroom CC, Adobes cloud-based photo-editing software, has until now lacked a way for you to quickly and easily export your photos from the cloud. That changes with the new Lightroom Downloader app.

Storing your high-resolution JPEGs and RAW files on Adobes servers is convenient, but the lack of a way to download them all at once can present a problem if you ever wish to leave the Adobe ecosystem. Adobes Lightroom Downloader that addresses this concern by making it easier for you to pack up and leave.

Your downloaded files will be structured in a date-based folder hierarchy with any edits to RAW files included in XMP files.

Should you ever decide to stop your Adobe subscription, you will have a year after your subscriptions expiration date to download your files before they are deleted. For users with a trial membership, that window of opportunity is reduced to 3 months after expiration.

Lightroom Downloader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website and requires an Adobe account with cloud storage to be used.

(via Adobe via Photofocus)

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22:54

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(ANTIMEDIA)  As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay relevant. In an attempt to boost their credibility, analysts at Deutsche Bank are finally admitting that state-run fiat currencies are becoming obsolete. For years, blockchain entrepreneurs and other critics of central banking have been branded either conspiracy theorists or criminals. But recently, those controversial opinions about the inevitable changes coming to the worlds financial system are being echoed by mainstream pundits.

Deutsche Banks top strategist, Jim Reid, recently articulated a view on the economy that is shared by many but rarely talked about:

Central banks and governments which have dined out on the 35 year secular, structural decline in inflation are not able to prevent it rising as raising interest rates to suitable levels would risk serious economic contraction given the huge debt burden economies face. As such they are forced to prioritise low interest rates and nominal growth over inflation control which could herald in the beginning of the end of the global fiat currency system that begun with the abandonment of Bretton Woods back in 1971.

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The most surprising part came when he acknowledged the crucial role cryptocurrencies may play in the move away from unbacked paper money.

Although the current speculative interest in cryptocurrencies is more to do with blockchain technology than a loss of faith in paper money, at some point there will likely be some median of exchange that becomes more universal and a competitor of paper money.

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22:49

Holistic Doctor and Entire Family Found Shot Dead in Arizona Home "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yet another holistic doctor has unfortunately passed away. The deaths of  Annie Fairbanks, husband Jason Fairbanks, both 39 years old, their 3-year-old daughter, and 9-month-old son are shocking the natural health community.

They were killed by apparent gunshot wounds which police were quick to rule a murder, suicide. Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department spoke on behalf of the department. He told the press within hours of the shooting that Jason Fairbanks must have killed his wife and two children before turning the gun on himself.

Some reporters that have been keeping track of holistic doctor deaths over the past two years claim that this is well over the 70th death of an alternative health activist, journalist, or doctor.

The circumstance in which these lives have been taken are often shrouded in mysterious circumstances or surrounded by friends and family who say the victims werent the type to take their own lives.

From AZ Central:

The two-story stucco home is in a quiet upper-middle-class neighborhood. Homemade art adorned one of the familys windows.

When Jason did not show up to work, a co-worker went to the home and discovered the bodies, Hoster said.

Hoster said the couple had been experi...

22:46

People Just Realized There May Be Only 30 Of These Animals Left On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

No one knows exactly how many rare Sumatran rhinos are left in the wild, but new estimates suggest the population is as low as 30. The best-case scenario? Just under 100. And there are just nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity.

These are bleak estimates, especially since if the Sumatran rhino dies off, that will be the end of the entire genus. 

"The Sumatran rhino doesn't just represent a single species it is the last survivor in its genus, which has been separated from other living rhinos for around 25 million years," Jeremy Hance, a wildlife journalist, told The Dodo. Hance has just published a four-part series on the critically endangered animal, Is Anyone Going to Save the Sumatran Rhino? at Mongabay. "It's a living relic to a lost past. It's also a direct relative of the extinct woolly rhino how cool is that?"

Credit: Jeremy Hance/Mongabay

Hance is passionate about this animal. He did extensive research and interviewed the top experts on the Sumatran rhino and he even went to meet some of the last Sumatran rhinos in person.

"They are fascinating," Hance said. "They are always vocalizing, whistling like dolphins and snorting like bulls; they are covered in hair; and given their giant size they are surprisingly gentle. They will rub up against you like a cat. They each have distinct personalities."

Credit: Jeremy Hance/Mongabay

Major threats to the Sumatran rhino include poaching for their horns, like other species of rhino, but also severe habitat fragmentation. Because the remaining...

22:33

Sessions Says He Is Sticking With His Predecessors Tolerance of State-Legal Marijuana "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

House Judiciary CommitteeTestifying before the House Judiciary Committee today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed that he is not abandoning his predecessors policy of prosecutorial forbearance regarding state-licensed marijuana businesses. Our policy is the same, really, fundamentally, as the Holder-Lynch policy, which is that the federal law remains in effect and a state can legalize marijuana for its law enforcement purposes, but it still remains illegal with regard to federal purposes, Sessions said in response to a question from Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio).

Sessions left unsaid another key aspect of that policy, which was outlined in a 2013 memo from Deputy Attorney General James Cole. Cole encouraged federal prosecutors to leave state-legal cannabusinesses alone unless they impinge on federal law enforcement priorities such as preventing underage consumption, interstate smuggling, and drugged driving or other adverse public health consequences. While the Cole memo leaves a lot of leeway for an attorney general

22:32

A Retrospective for a Painter Who Broke Away from Murals "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Carlos Almaraz, Sunset Crash (1982) courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection ( Carlos Almaraz Estate and photo courtesy the Collection of Cheech Marin)

LOS ANGELES Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire, curated by Howard N. Fox and currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is the artists first major survey of paintings from his brief but productive studio practice. Almaraz was one of the most influential Los Angeles artists of the 1970s and 1980s, and is most widely known for his work as an activist and muralist in East LA, and as a member of the collective Los Four. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. This major retrospective is a worthy addition to the initiative, since it focuses on the less examined but rich painting practice Almaraz pursued upon leaving making murals.

Carlos Almaraz, Echo Park Bridge at Night (1989) the Buck Collection through the University of California, Irvine ( Carlos Almaraz Estate; photo by Isabella McGrath)

Organized thematically, the exhibition includes over 60 works drawn from public and private collections. Since Almaraz oscillated between a variety of themes throughout his career, Fox opted to curate the show around five major subjects rather than the archetypal chronological arrangement. In this way Foxs curatorial arrangement mimics the artists actual studio practice, while simultaneously pro...

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How To Lose 10 Pounds In A Week: 7 Day Diet Plan (Science-Based) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

It is possible to lose 10 pounds in just one week with an effective 7-day diet plan. Rapid weight loss in one week can help you kick-start a long-term diet plan if you need to lose weight for health reasons or to get rid of excess body weight. Usually, losing weight in 7 days will result in a loss of mostly water weight. However, this can help get your weight down quickly as you aim to shed body fat in the weeks and months following.

Any effective diet plan to lose extra body weight fast should include exercise programs to burn fat and lifestyle changes to help keep weight off. These lifestyle changes for quick weight loss will help you lose weight safely and for the long term. Your 7-day diet plan will help you learn good habits to use as you continue your weight-loss program.

Having the goal to lose 10lbs, 20lbs, or 30lbs in a short space of time is a good goal, especially as being overweight or obese has related health issues. However, losing such a lot of weight so quickly could also cause other unnecessary health complications. A 7-day diet plan to lose 10 pounds in a week will mostly result in losing water weight. After that, you should concentrate on making good choices to help lose body fat in a gradual, calculated way.

In this article, you will find a detailed, research based, and comprehensive diet plan to help you lose up to 10 pounds in a week. These science-based methods will help you lose weight fast and develop good habits to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in One Week?

With an effective diet plan and exercising, it is really possible to lose 10 pounds in just one week.

To make sure you lose weight safely, its important that any diet plan whether that is a 7-day plan or a 30-day diet plan for rapid weight loss should not restrict nutrients that your body needs. Its good to remember that you didnt gain 10lbs in 7 days and its not reasonable to assume that you can lose 10lbs of pure body fat in 7 days.

So, how is it possible to lose 10 pounds in one week? According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, most of the initial weight that a person loses by reducing calorie intake is water weight.

Researchers say that glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrates in your body which requires water to be stored by the body. When you start on a diet to restrict calorie intake, your body weight reduces because of glycogen stores and water being depleted.1......

22:30

Senate Tax Reform Will Ditch Individual Mandate, CNN Looks at Sexual Harassment in Congress, and More Republicans Want Moore to Go: P.M. Links "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Jeff Malet Photography/NewscomIn House testimony today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back on demands for a special counsel to investigate alleged Clinton campaign misdeeds. The Senate reportedly plans to include repeal of Obamacares individual mandate in its tax reform proposal. CNN looks at sexual harassment in Congress.

Photo Credit: Jeff Malet Photography/Newscom

Christian Britschgi is an assistant editor at Reason.

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Know Your Propaganda Appeal to Emotions Revealing How Sentimental Diversions can Mislead an Audience "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


Source - Discerning the Mystery

by Shem El-Jamal, October 31, 2017

If you have been watching television commercials for more than five minutes, chances are that you have already been inundated with countless tactics of manipulation. One of the most common methods of this manipulation by an advertisersis to distract the audience with some appealing side-note and then to offer a product or service which most people don't actually need. We may have noticed this by now, but this is generally the goal of virtually every logical fallacy used by advertisers today.



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22:16

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The public turned out in mass in California in 2015 to oppose SB277 which removed parental rights to refuse vaccines based on religious or philosophical objections.

by Christina England
Health Impact News

Each time a parent decides to have their child vaccinated, they do so believing that each vaccine has been rigorously tested for vaccine safety and efficacy. Equally, they are of the understanding that their child will be protected from deadly diseases once they have received the vaccine.

In reality, however, vaccines are not being tested for safety before entering the market. This is because the creation of the 1986 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program took all liability away from the pharmaceutical industry and transferred it to the health department. Due to these actions, it is now the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct all the safety testing that the pharmaceutical industry no longer has to do.

Mr. Del Bigtree, producer of the film VAXXED which chronicles the revelations of a CDC whistleblower who revealed that data showing a vaccine-autism connection was covered up, stated on camera that:

We believe that there is a major failure of Health and Human Services (HHS) to do the appropriate safety tests.

Angered by what he believes to be the lack of science and appropriate testing being carried out by the HHS, Mr. Bigtree and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), supported by 55 organizations representing over 5 million people, have taken the unprecedented step of serving a notice to Mr. Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., who is the acting secretary of the HHS department, demanding action to be taken.

This notice, served on October 12, 2017, outlined exactly how the HHS department had failed in thei........

22:15

Apply Now for UMBCs Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

IMDA student Christopher Kojzar in his studio (photo by Christopher Kojzar)

The Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA (IMDA) program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is now accepting applications. Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive full consideration toward financial packages.

We offer students:

  • Newly renovated Baltimore studios
  • State-of-the-art media facilities
  • Teaching opportunities
  • High-end research centers
  • Financial packages
  • Cutting edge curriculum
  • Engaged faculty
  • Prominent visiting artists program
  • Vibrant Baltimore art scene

IMDA just moved to a new studio facility at the historic Lion Brothers Building in the Hollins Market neighborhood of West Baltimore. The studios are designed specifically for artists, where graduate students can build and display ongoing projects. This space also serves as a platform where students take classes and discuss their work during faculty reviews, critique, and one-on-one studio visits with guest artists and critics through IMDAs acclaimed Visiting Artists Lecture Series.

IMDAs facilities support endeavors that include digital fabrication and 3D maker output, distributed networks, games, performances, sculptural objects, prints, photographs, 4k video production, interactive installations, physical computing, public displays, and other socially engaged works.

Financial packages include Research Assistantships in teaching and creative work and are available on a competitive basis. A variety of internal research and merit-based grants to support student work are also available.

For more information, visit imda.umbc.edu.

Contact Vin Grabill at grabill@umbc.edu for information or a tour of our facilities.

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22:15

Funny Instagram Highlights the Most Illogically Extreme Camping Photos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A post shared by @youdidnotsleepthere on Sep 7, 2016 at 7:05pm PDT

The persistent trend in social media is to craft the perfect scenewhether or not it reflects how we really live. We often see this with food or candid fashion portraits, but it happens in the outdoor community, too. Photographers will set up their campsite on the edge of cliffs or along rocky shores to show their adventurous side. Sometimes, the places are so extreme that it's hard to believe that they actually spent the night there. And like many things, if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is. Luisa Jeffery pokes fun at these faux camping sites through her Instagram, @youdidnotsleepthere.

The premise is simple; in each post, Jeffery will find a gorgeous shot with a ridiculous campsite and point out its absurdity in the caption. She got the idea after seeing how people stage these scenes firsthand. While on a rafting trip my friend suggested we set up a tent just to get a shot for Poler, Jeffery recalled. Once we got home, I started noticing how absurd some of photos circulating Instagram were and it all happened from there.

Since summer 2015, Jeffery pointed out the photos that she calls cliche. The biggest offender, in her eyes? Feet out the tent and a lit up tent at night under a billion stars, she says. Judging from her feed, a close second is a tent perched on a rock far off in the distance. Of course, there are some people that did sleep in these crazy places. Its not about being wrong or right at all, its just about calling out clichs and making people laugh, Jeffery explained. I...

22:15

Yes Vote Disqualified For Dual Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Yes has been ruled ineligible to win the SSM postal vote after admitting that it is a citizen of several other languages.

Yes has not taken any steps to denounce its citizenship of the French language where it is known as oui or Spanish where it is called si. We also found that it is entitled to British citizenship as a result of its descent from the old English word gese on its grandfathers side, ruled High Court judge Jess Bench. No is also ineligible due to it being a German citizen called nein and therefore the whole ballot will have to be run again using words with Australian citizenship only.

We will be proposing fuckinay as the replacement for Yes and ya got buckleys as the replacement for No, said ABS representative Jim Sigma. Weve also considered using good onya (non-sarcastic) for Yes and good onya (extremely sarcastic) fo...

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Early November snowfall in the Yosemite valley. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Early November snowfall in the Yosemite valley.
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The Wende Museum of Cold War-Era Artifacts Reopens in LA "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bust collection inside the Wende Museum vault (all images courtesy of the Wende Museum)

Sun-dappled, palm-tree lined Los Angeles may seem to have little in common with gray, gloomy Cold War-era Eastern Europe, but LA is actually home to one of the most impressive collections of artifacts from that period. Founded in 2002 by Justinian Jampol to preserve and document the material culture of the Soviet Bloc, the Wende Museum now boasts a collection of over 100,000 objects, including photography, artwork, and consumer products even a piece of the Berlin Wall that sits opposite LACMA on Wilshire Boulevard.

Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic, Map with Berlin Wall and West Berlin Invasion Plans, labeled Top Secret(1970s1980s), East German

After 15 years of acquisitions, they have outgrown their modest original location, and this weekend marks the opening of their new home in the remodeled National Guard Armory Building in Culver City. The one-acre campus features 13,000 square feet of exhibition and storage space as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.

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22:04

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22:01

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The public turned out in mass in California in 2015 to oppose SB277 which removed parental rights to refuse vaccines based on religious or philosophical objections.

by Christina England
Health Impact News

Each time a parent decides to have their child vaccinated, they do so believing that each vaccine has been rigorously tested for vaccine safety and efficacy. Equally, they are of the understanding that their child will be protected from deadly diseases once they have received the vaccine.

In reality, however, vaccines are not being tested for safety before entering the market. This is because the creation of the 1986 National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program took all liability away from the pharmaceutical industry and transferred it to the health department. Due to these actions, it is now the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to conduct all the safety testing that the pharmaceutical industry no longer has to do.

Mr. Del Bigtree, producer of the film VAXXED which chronicles the revelations of a CDC whistleblower who revealed that data showing a vaccine-autism connection was covered up, stated on camera that:

We believe that there is a major failure of Health and Human Services (HHS) to do the appropriate safety tests.

Angered by what he believes to be the lack of science and appropriate testing being carried out by the HHS, Mr. Bigtree and the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), supported by 55 organizations representing over 5 million people, have taken the unprecedented step of serving a notice to Mr. Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., who is the acting secretary of the HHS department, demanding action to be taken.

This notice, served on October 12, 2017, outlined exactly how the HHS department had failed in their d........

22:00

CO2 Emissions Surge: Greens Disappointed by Economic Growth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Financial Times is disappointed that hitting the Paris targets is looking even less likely, thanks to economic growth driving a rise in CO2 emissions. China recovery pushes greenhouse emissions to global record NOVEMBER 13, 2017 Tobias Buck in Berlin and Lucy Hornby in Beijing Paris targets under threat as

22:00

Dr Ron Unfiltered Uncensored Dr Bennet Omalu Guest "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Bennet Omalu Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu is a Nigerian American physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist who was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in American football players while working at the Allegheny County Coroner's Office in Pittsburgh. Bennet Omalu discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in former football players, sparking years of denial from the NFL and the creation of a movie about his life's work. For Omalu, the release of Concussion served as the ultimate vindication for years of hard work, and provided a spotlight for other endeavors. Along with his position as chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County, he serves as president of Bennet Omalu Pathology, as well as associate clinical professor of pathology at UC Davis Medical Center. Omalu has a new book, Truth Doesnt Have a Side. The book further details the link between football, CTE and other diseases caused by brain trauma.

21:55

Deforestation Causing Extreme Summers Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Despite all the scandals and hysteria, it appears that humans are indeed causing climate change. However, it is not because of lawnmowers, driving, or having the audacity to keep their houses at a comfortable temperature; nor does it have anything to do with human-produced Co2.

One significant danger to the Earth, long known to many legitimate environmentalists who did not get sidetracked by Al Gore and the Club of Rome, is deforestation.

Data released last week by NOAA shows that deforestation is having a significant effect on both the temperature or overall precipitation of the impacted regions. In some regions, deforestation doubled and even quadrupled the frequency of hot, dry summers.

The most extreme readings tended to be found in North America and Europe. NOAA used land surface and atmospheric models to determine the link between deforestation and extreme summers.

Here, the science is simple enough: in places where trees are being cut down en masse, there is less shade and less evaporative coolin...

21:51

Rate the Dress: a ca 1900 day dress gets the blues "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last weeks 1750s Robe a la Francaise was far better received than I had anticipated.  I thought the muddy colours and square shape would put people off.  If they werent enough, there was the lacklustre presentation and dreadful wig.

Despite all those, you found the back pleating sufficiently swooshy, and the fabric sufficiently luxurious, to keep all your ratings at 6 and above.  The ratings averaged out at 8.3 out of 10.  8 (or 8.5) was the most commonly rated # for the dress, so for once the ratings reflect the general reaction.

This week: A ca. 1900 day dress

This week Ive chosen something in a nice bright, bold colour: a ca 1900 day dress in deep blue printed silk:

The silhouette of this dress, with its drooping bell sleeves, not-yet-excessive pigeon breast, and gored skirt with ruffled hem, is absolutely typical of fashionable 1900s dress.  The S-curve has yet to reach its most outrageous proportions, but is definitely in evidence.  The only throw-back is t...

21:50

How the Art World, and Art Schools, Are Ripe for Sexual Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Edgar Degas, Interior (The Rape) (186869) (via Wikipedia)

This is not the first time I have written about sexual harassment, and it probably wont be the last. In 1994, I published an account of my experience as a caged Amerindian, a performance I created with Guillermo Gmez-Pea. At the end of my cataloguing of the audiences unexpected reactions to us, I detailed an experience that I had had at the age of 22. That encounter made me understand viscerally just how invested Europeans and Americans were in the racist fantasies that I had explored in the performance. Though that essay has been republished dozens of times and I receive requests for interviews about the performance to this day, no one ever asked me about the perpetrator. I hadnt mentioned his name because he was still alive at the time and I worried that he might retaliate. Hes dead now.

I was sexually accosted by the renowned ethnographic filmmaker Jean Rouch, who is credited with having invented a better way to look at Africans. At that time he was in his 60s. I was in Paris looking for work and he invited me to a meeting that was supposed to be about a film job. Ironically, he found me by calling my mother in New York, who did not find cause to mistrust the request. Instead of taking me to a meeting with a producer at a nearby restaurant according to the agreed-upon plan, Rouch drove me over an hour away to his house in the countryside in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere. There, he proceeded to strip down to a thong that was partially hidden by his protruding belly, prance about his yard and grill a steak. He handed me a basket and told me to go hunt for nuts and berries as if I were a preindustrial nomad, and ranted on about how he wanted to act out his dreams with me. I stayed in his car, unwilling to join in his theatrics, but puzzled as to how to leave since I had no idea where I was or how to get back to Paris. Since I didnt cooperate, he became antagonistic during the ride back, deriding me as naive, grabbing at me while he drove and eventually tearing my shirt before I opened the car door at a traffic light and ran off.

I had met Rouch at a c...

21:48

Trumps Health Secretary Nominee is an Establishment Big Pharma Exec "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Derrick Broze President Trump has nominated a former lobbyist and executive of a major pharmaceutical company to be U.S. Health Secretary.  On Monday, Trump

21:47

Australian Aboriginal symbols found on mysterious 12,000-year-old pillar in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Researcher and author Bruce Fenton now presents a theory that Gbekli Tepe was built by Australian Aborigines.
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21:45

2017 BDS Best Prepper Holiday Gift Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The holiday season is quickly approaching. For me it usually involves a lot of cooking and eating and spending time with my husbands side of the family and our neighbors. The gifts we give are often gift baskets that we put together ourselves and that contain items that we think the received will enjoy. It. . . Read More

21:36

Breaking Update! School shootings in California Elementary and Florida Live Now "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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21:35

Isoliquiritigenin attenuates adipose tissue inflammation in vitro and adipose tissue fibrosis. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2016 Mar 15 ;6:23097. Epub 2016 Mar 15. PMID: 26975571 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin Attenuates Adipose Tissue Inflammation in vitro and Adipose Tissue Fibrosis through Inhibition of Innate Immune Responses in Mice. Abstract:  Isoliquiritigenin (ILG) is a flavonoid derived from Glycyrrhiza uralensis and potently suppresses NLRP3 inflammasome activation resulting in the improvement of diet-induced adipose tissue inflammation. However, whether ILG affects other pathways besides the inflammasome in adipose tissue inflammation is unknown. We here show that ILG suppresses adipose tissue inflammation by affecting the paracrine loop containing saturated fatty acids and TNF- by using a co-culture composed of adipocytes and macrophages. ILG suppressed inflammatory changes induced by the co-culture through inhibition of NF-B activation. This effect was independent of either inhibition of inflammasome activation or activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-. Moreover, ILG suppressed TNF--induced activation of adipocytes, coincident with inhibition of IB phosphorylation. Additionally, TNF--mediated inhibition of Akt phosphorylation under insulin signaling was alleviated by ILG in adipocytes. ILG suppressed palmitic acid-induced activationof macrophages, with decreasing the level of phosphorylated Jnk expression. Intriguingly, ILG improved high fat diet-induced fibrosis in adipose tissue in vivo. Finally, ILG inhibited TLR4- or Mincle-stimulated expression of fibrosis-related genes in stromal vascular fraction from obese adipose tissue and macrophages in vitro. Thus, ILG can suppress adipose tissue inflammation by both inflammasome-dependent and -independent manners and attenuate adipose tissue fibrosis by targeting innate immune sensors.

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21:33

I Was a Child: George H.W. Bush Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen Girl (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Matt AgoristSlowly but surely as the curtain gets peeled back on the Hollywood predators, the light is beginning to turn on the political elite as well. The 41st president of the United States is the latest alleged predator to be outed by a former victim.
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21:25

Georgia resident pressured not to pursue Pagan after-school club "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

DEMOREST, Ga. One resident of this small town in Georgia says he has gotten resistance to the idea of starting an after-school religious club for children like his daughter, whom he is rearing Pagan. Elijah Gragg said that when he asked about the possibility, the only response he got was a local Boy Scout leader warning that all after-school activities would be cancelled before a Pagan club would be approved.

Gragg, who says hes been a Pagan since he was 12 years old and now identifies as Kemetic, said he got curious when his kindergartner brought home a flyer promoting the local Good News Club chapter. This club is one of the missions of the Child Evangelical Fellowship, and it has chapters in thousands of schools around the country.

A 2001 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States made it legal for after-school religious programs, like the Good News Club, to operate on school grounds for enrichment purposes.

Since that ruling, the Good News Club has garnered plenty of criticism.There has even an effort in some areas to start an After-School Satan club in response with only marginal success.

Gragg said, Shes only been in school about a month and a half.  When Gragg read the flyer, he started wondering about how to similarly support her religious education in the schools. He said that he asked at the board of education about how he might start a Pagan club for students.

I was told they dont make those policies, and he was referred to Fairview Elementary principal Jennifer Chitwood. He left a message, but never heard back.

What he did get, however, was a visit from a local volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, a man named Ian Nesbit. I know the guy, but we are not friends, Gragg said, and he was not expecting Nesbit, in his scouting uniform, to knock on his door on the afternoon of Sept. 28.

He told me that [district officials] would shut down all after-school activities rather than allow a Pagan club to be created, recalls Gragg. He believes that Nesbit was there as a way to apply pressure to stop Gragg from pursuing the idea.

TWH left a voice mail message for the principal, but no call in response was received by press time. When sch...

21:23

Can being Alone save us from Feeling Lonely? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We all have had moments of enjoying our solitude, feeling complete and fulfilled in our own presence. We all have also probably had those moments of feeling lonely and fragmented despite being surrounded by people.

21:23

In5D Alternative News for November 14 , 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, []

The post In5D Alternative News for November 14 , 2017 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.

21:23

The ATF approval process...How does this process work? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I was on PWS website today looking around. I happened to look at a Short Barrel Rifle (SBR), ~11 inches, and this was on it:
"This is a factory SBR and must be ATF form 3 transferred to a Class 3/NFA dealer in order to be form 4 transferred to individuals."

How does this process work?

  1. You purchase the gun and they give you a serial number
  2. You pass them the serial number and they ship the gun to an FFL of your choice using a Form 3 who sits on the firearm.
  3. You submit a...

The ATF approval process...How does this process work?

21:22

These results suggest that Isoliquiritigenin may be beneficial for the treatment of mucosal inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Arch Pharm Res. 2016 Oct ;39(10):1465-1471. Epub 2016 Aug 18. PMID: 27539609 Abstract Title:  Isoliquiritigenin suppresses tumor necrosis factor--induced inflammation via peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- in intestinal epithelial cells. Abstract:  Intestinal epithelial cells play an important role in the mucosal immune reaction in inflammatory bowel diseases via the expression of inflammatory mediators, such as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1). Isoliquiritigenin (ISL; 4,2',4'-trihydroxychalcone) has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in murine macrophage cells. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory properties of ISL in intestinal epithelial cells and determined its mechanism of action. ISL suppressed the expression of COX-2 and ICAM-1 in tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-) stimulated intestinal epithelium HT-29 cells. It also induced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- (PPAR) protein expression. Moreover, using a PPAR antagonist, GW9662, we found that the regulation of COX-2 and ICAM-1 expression by ISL in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells is mediated via PPAR expression. A signal transduction study revealed that ISL significantly attenuates TNF--mediated JNK phosphorylation. ISL-induced ERK1/2 phosphorylation was associated with PPAR expression. Additionally, both the inhibitory effect on COX-2 and ICAM-1 expression and the inductionof PPAR expression by ISL in TNF--stimulated HT-29 cells was abolished by the addition of U0126, a specific ERK1/2 inhibitor. Collectively, ISL-induced PPAR mediated, at least partially, the suppression of intestinal inflammation. These results suggest that ISL may be beneficial for the treatment of mucosal inflammation.

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21:16

Dances of Doom and Transcendence "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(screenshot courtesy Gillian Walsh)

Dance movements are notoriously difficult to depict and record. Louis XIV, the great innovator and supporter of the ballets de cour that would become what we now recognize generally as ballet, commissioned the choreographer and composer Pierre Beauchamp to create a notation system; its elaborate diagrams mark turns, steps, floor patterns, entrances, and exits. In the 20th century, the wonderfully modernist marks of Labanotation approximated the ordered movements of dances through a set of binary oppositions in specific qualitative dimensions: Space (Direct/Indirect); Weight (Strong/Light); Time (Sudden/ Sustained); and Flow (Bound/Free).

Gillian Walsh has been interested in these themes of structural lineages and oppositions: the inside and outside of a dancer in a dance, whats visible and whats hidden, what we are supposed to see and not, how and why we attribute merit and value. This weekend, Danspace Project presents Walshs Moon Fate Sin, as part of Performa 17. Walsh plumbs deeply the hope and lure of the mystical amid global chaos; darker, more primal concerns take over from coolly cerebral strategies. With wide-ranging movement styles and themes of  early psychoanalytic theory, occultist beliefs, and premonitions on the onset of world war, there may be no smarter way of dancing at the precipice.

When: Thursday November 16Saturday November 18 at 8pm
Where:...

21:15

The Ethics of Landscape Photography "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Ive wondered for a long time what it means to be an ethical landscape photographer. Sure, this field isnt known for its wide-reaching moral dilemmas or particularly sticky situations, but the question still deserves attention.

As landscape photographers, we are in a rare position to show the Earths most amazing places to an audience of countless people. It makes sense to me that we should do so with respect.

One of the most important rules? Dont cause harm not in the field, and, perhaps, not even in post-production.

In the Field

What you find to be acceptable conduct in photography might change day-to-day, or even depending upon the sorts of people around you. There is a vague, ever-shifting line that most photographers try not to cross, but it isnt necessarily easy to define or enforce upon yourself.

My hope, though, is that all photographers can agree on the most basic of limits: Dont do lasting damage to the landscape that youre photographing. If you return to the same place a year later and see traces of harm you caused in the past, you very likely made a severe mistake (and, if youre on National Park land, potentially violated the law).

Yet, we still see cases of tourists driving across the Death Valley racetrack playa, and photographers burning irreplaceable archways. Is it that they do not accept such a simple statement as part of their moral codes? Or are they so overwhelmed by a beautiful scene that they forget to act rationally?

A beautiful scene can be thrilling (and sometimes overwhelming), but it shouldnt stop you from thinking or acting intelligently.

It is natural to place all immoral photographers in the first group selfish people who do not care about their impact on a beautiful place. But, as someone who has spent a huge part of my life as a landscape photographer, I know firsthand how easy it can be to get swept away by an amazing sight. I dont think that many photographers, if any, actively believe that it is acceptable to damage a landscape beyond repair, o...

21:12

Red propolis can be a potential alternative therapeutic treatment against Chagas disease and some types of cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  PLoS One. 2017 ;12(3):e0172585. Epub 2017 Mar 30. PMID: 28358806 Abstract Title:  Antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and cytotoxic properties of various Brazilian propolis extracts. Abstract:  Propolis is known for its biological properties and its preparations have been continuously investigated in an attempt to solve the problem of their standardization, an issue that limits the use of propolis in food and pharmaceutical industries. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, and cytotoxic effects of extracts of red, green, and brown propolis from different regions of Brazil, obtained by ethanolic and supercritical extraction methods. We found that propolis extracts obtained by both these methods showed concentration-dependent antioxidant activity. The extracts obtained by ethanolic extraction showed higher antioxidant activity than that shown by the extracts obtained by supercritical extraction. Ethanolic extracts of red propolis exhibited up to 98% of the maximum antioxidant activity at the highest extract concentration. Red propolis extracts obtained by ethanolic and supercritical methods showed the highest levels of antimicrobial activity against several bacteria. Most extracts demonstrated antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus. None of the extracts analyzed showed activity against Escherichia coli or Candida albicans. An inhibitory effect of all tested ethanolic extracts on the growth of Trypanosoma cruzi Y strain epimastigotes was observed in the first 24 h. However, after 96 h, a persistent inhibitory effect was detected only for red propolis samples. Only ethanolic extracts of red propolis samples R01Et.B2 and R02Et.B2 showed a cytotoxic effect against all four cancer cell lines tested (HL-60, HCT-116, OVCAR-8, and SF-295), indicating that red propolis extracts have great cytotoxic potential. The biological effects of ethanolic extracts of red propolis revealed in the present study suggest that red propolis can be a potential alternative therapeutic treatment against Chagas disease and some types of cancer, although high activity of red propolis in vitro needs to be confirmed by future in vivo investigations.

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21:11

Fluoride petition circulates Edgartown "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Edgartown board of healths decision to add fluoride to the town water supply has sparked outrage from the community.

It should have been brought before the voters, and not been done behind closed doors, Water commission superintendent Bill Chapman said in a phone conversation with The Times.

On Oct. 10, board of health members Harold Zadeh and Dr. Garrett Orazem voted in favor of adding fluoride, and Kathie Case abstained. According to Massachusetts general law, 10 percent of the 3,628 registered voters must petition the boards decision in less than 90 days, otherwise fluoride will be added to the water supply. The town has until mid-January.

In my opinion, said Edgartown resident Heidi Boyd, It doesnt seem fair that two people on the board of health made this decision for the whole town of Edgartown. I looked back at the minutes from the meeting, and the fluoride talk began in February, and we, the townspeople, are now just finding out about it in November. I work in the town hall, and I didnt hear a peep. Its an enormous decision and we should have a say.

The petition is active, and concerned residents are trying to spread the word. Last Saturday, Nov. 11, David and Megan Burke helped organize a drive-through petition signing.

Its tough, Mr. Burke said. A good portion of registered voters are snowbirds and leave the area. Its also been on public record that less than 10 percent of registered voters show up at town meeting. Its going to be difficult to obtain these signatures.

Petitioners are expected to be outside Tuesdays regularly scheduled water commissioners meeting at 3 pm. The board of health and the water department are scheduled to discuss their positions on fluoridation.

 

21:09

Blockchain in Cyprus: Active Steps towards a New Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For many years, Cyprus has been the Europe financial center due to the advantageous geographical location and beneficial taxing system with no double taxation. The country has never lacked talents: several educational establishments graduate specialists in economy and finance.

In 2013, the country suffered a debt crisis that paralyzed the Central Bank. In addition, the taxation on bank deposits was approved. These aspects lowered the republic position in the financial world. Nevertheless, such new technologies as cryptocurrencies and blockchain are warmly welcomed. Nowadays, Cyprus rides on a wave of decentralized economy. The country is attractive to blockchain startups and is likely to be among the pioneers of blockchain inclusion in the government control.

Cryptocurrency introduction as a reaction to the banking crisis

It is bitcoin that shown the existence of decentralized technologies to the majority of the Cypriots. The banking crisis in 2013 made people look for alternative ways of funds storage. In those days, bitcoin was steadily increasing, thus, more attractive compared to bank deposits. Currently, the Cypruss economy is stable but the number of traders and owners of digital currency doesnt decrease. That is another reason why the Cypriots have a positive stance on blockchain innovations: they understand how it works.

Blockchain infrastructure in the country

The Cyprian pearl is a unique educational establishment the University of Nicosia. Since 2013, its students can pay for studying with bitcoins. The University hosts student clubs for blockchain and cryptocurrencies enthusiasts as well as lectures on related topics. By the way, a scientific degree Master of Science in Digital Currency was approved here in 2014. Cyprus is where a cryptocurrency exchange Authenta Trade is located. It was purchased by a well-known American cryptocurrency investor Costas Inc. Currently, the exchange successfully operates and permits clients to conduct transactions both with digital and fiat currencies.

 Also, many blockchain startups and companies (local and foreign) that attract funds via ICO are registered namely in Cyprus. In 2017, a new player entered the market of the country a fintech startup Lykke. The company plans to offer a wide range of financial tools.

Programs and perspectives

As reported by Head of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (Cysec) Demetra Kalogerou in late October, the country is going to use blockchain in digital payments in the coming years. According to the expert, this revolutionary way would be a gateway to transfer assets to foreign exchanges. The regulation of companies that trade assets with cryptocurrencies has already been developed. The state au...

21:08

Studies Show That Husbands Stress Women Twice As Much As Children "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A middle-aged man jokes with his work friends, saying, I love being a dad- I have 2 great kids. but my wife has 3! The group might laugh and allow the conversation to move on, but the truth is, many women today really do feel like theyre left to parent their partners instead of relying... View Article

The post Studies Show That Husbands Stress Women Twice As Much As Children appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

21:00

Europe Is The Prime Example Of What Is Coming To The United States: This Modern Invasion Makes Saladins Armies Pale In Comparison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Normally this topic is covered gingerly, and with the 1st Amendment of the Constitution having been subverted by political-social correctness doctrines, it is sure to draw unwanted attention. Europe is the prime example of what is coming to the United States. Countries such as Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Francethe heart of Warrior-Crusader Europe in Medieval timeshave absolutely kowtowed to what is nothing less than a Muslim invasion. This modern invasion makes Saladins armies pale in comparison.

The news is reporting the giveaway of traditionally Christian lands of European states to Muslim aliens crossing borders ceaselessly: on foot, by train, by plane, by carby boat. This is a mass exodus in all directions, targeting all nations. Oligarchs such as Soros, and Politicos such as Merkel are fostering this exodus, backed up by the International Court of The Hague.

The socialist-progressives want to destroy the ethnic homogeneity and religion, language, and culture of these nations to usher in globalism with the goal of railing in and controlling the Islamist extremists later (an organizing the organized strategy of Alinsky).

It will backfire on them. The Islamists will come in and establish a foothold, and anyone that does not submit among the unbelievers (the al-Harb, as non-Muslims are called) will be dealt with. Dar al-Harb is the house of war, phonetically translated from the Arabic. Take note of a close similarity to dal al-Garb, or house of the west. The two are interchangeable, due to the philosophy/doctrine that holds for jihad, or Holy War, an institution of warfare meant to extend the rule of Islam into the dar-al-harbinto the lands of the gentile unbelievers.

Guess what? Theyre doing it. America is beset from within by communists and socialists under the guise of progressivism who wish to completely destroy the borders, language, and culture of the United States. Their plan to use Alinskys organizing the organized and then deal with the Islamists later?

It is being used by the Islamists on them, in reverse.

Here is what they see: the proof of what is in the heart of the average man. I present to you a heated discourse between...

Europe Is The Prime Example Of What Is Coming To The United States: This Modern Invasion Makes Saladins Armies Pale In Comparison "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

earth-bomb1

Normally this topic is covered gingerly, and with the 1st Amendment of the Constitution having been subverted by political-social correctness doctrines, it is sure to draw unwanted attention. Europe is the prime example of what is coming to the United States. Countries such as Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Francethe heart of Warrior-Crusader Europe in Medieval timeshave absolutely kowtowed to what is nothing less than a Muslim invasion. This modern invasion makes Saladins armies pale in comparison.

The news is reporting the giveaway of traditionally Christian lands of European states to Muslim aliens crossing borders ceaselessly: on foot, by train, by plane, by carby boat. This is a mass exodus in all directions, targeting all nations. Oligarchs such as Soros, and Politicos such as Merkel are fostering this exodus, backed up by the International Court of The Hague.

The socialist-progressives want to destroy the ethnic homogeneity and religion, language, and culture of these nations to usher in globalism with the goal of railing in and controlling the Islamist extremists later (an organizing the organized strategy of Alinsky).

It will backfire on them. The Islamists will come in and establish a foothold, and anyone that does not submit among the unbelievers (the al-Harb, as non-Muslims are called) will be dealt with. Dar al-Harb is the house of war, phonetically translated from the Arabic. Take note of a close similarity to dal al-Garb, or house of the west. The two are interchangeable, due to the philosophy/doctrine that holds for jihad, or Holy War, an institution of warfare meant to extend the rule of Islam into the dar-al-harbinto the lands of the gentile unbelievers.

Guess what? Theyre doing it. America is beset from within by communists and socialists under the guise of progressivism who wish to completely destroy the borders, language, and culture of the United States. Their plan to use Alinskys organizing the organized and then deal with the Islamists later?

It is being used by the Islamists on them, in reverse.

Here is what they see: the proof of what is in the heart of the average man. I present to you a heated discourse between two individual commenters on Tess Penningtons Ready Nutrition website. You can visit the comments section under the article...

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(Part IV) Massive Intel Drops on 4Chan by Individual(s) with Highest Level Q Clearance & Other Updates (UPDATED) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


(Jonathan Carty) I must reiterate that it is important to exercise discernment when coming across this or any information you find. Q did mention that disinformation is real and necessary. I would also ask again that you be forgiving if I leave something out, I assure you it is unintentional. I only have benevolent intentions here.
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FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure Patients With Mental Health Issues Take Their Meds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

digital-pill

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will ensure that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first bill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body.  The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical big brother. You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth. The patch also records activity levels, sleeping patterns, steps taken, activity, and heart rate, and must be replaced every seven days. The patients doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The patient can revoke access at any time. The Verge

Is it really hard to understand why people are raising concerns about privacy over this new pill? The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly. According to ...

FDA Approves New Digital Sensor To Ensure Patients With Mental Health Issues Take Their Meds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

digital-pill

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it. It will ensure that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.

Regulators in the United States have approved the first bill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body.  The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.

But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical big brother. You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.

The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid the sensor then passes through the body naturally. A patch the patient wears on their left rib cage receives the signal several minutes after the pill is ingested. The patch then sends data like the time the pill was taken and the dosage to a smartphone app over Bluetooth. The patch also records activity levels, sleeping patterns, steps taken, activity, and heart rate, and must be replaced every seven days. The patients doctor and up to four other people chosen by the patient, including family members, can access the information. The patient can revoke access at any time. The Verge

Is it really hard to understand why people are raising concerns about privacy over this new pill? The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly. According to the IMS