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Friday, 22 September


Enterprise cloud adoption and IaaS security "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Barracuda Networks and research firm Vanson Bourne polled 300 IT decision makers from organizations across the US on their use of public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Survey results Respondents included IT professionals across small, medium, and large-sized organizations, and their answers paint the following picture: Respondents currently run 44 percent of their infrastructure in the public cloud, but expect this percentage to increase to 75.57% in five years 74 percent of respondents state More


U.S. Ambassador to India: Who Is Kenneth Juster? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kenneth Ian Juster, who served on Donald Trumps economic team, but fell out of favor early in the administration, was nominated September 1, 2017, to be ambassador to India, after having been rumored for several months to be the appointee. If hes confirmed, it will be his first such assignment.


Juster was born November 24, 1952, in New York and grew up in Scarsdale, New York, where his mother taught at the local high school. Juster attended Greenacres Elementary School there, and in sixth grade was able to interview Mick Jagger for the school paper. Juster attended Scarsdale High School, from which he graduated in 1972. He went on to Harvard, earning a B.A. in 1976 and then his law degree and a masters in public policy in 1980.


Juster took a job with the influential law firm Arnold & Porter in 1981. Among his clients was deposed Panamanian president Eric Delvalle, who went into exile after the rise of Manuel Noriega. Juster joined the George H.W. Bush administration in 1989, first as deputy to then-Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger and then in 1992 as acting counselor for the State Department. He returned to Arnold & Porter after Bush lost his bid for re-election.


When George W. Bush moved into the White House in 2001, Juster was back in government, this time as under secretary of commerce for the Bureau of Industry and Security. He served as U.S. chair of the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, and was instrumental in the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the United States and India, which led to a civil nuclear agreement between the nations. This experience, and subsequent dealings with India, make Juster perhaps more qualified for his post than most non-State Department ambassadorial appointees.


Juster left government service in 2005 to become executive vice president for law, policy and corporate strategy at, a San Francisco-based software company. In 2010, Juster moved to equity firm Warburg Pincus as a partner and managing director. This relationship may prove troublesome for Juster in his new job; Warburg Pincus began increasing its Indian holdings shortly after Justers name was floated for the post. Juster will have to step carefully to avoid conflicts of interest as ambassador. While at Warburg Pincus, Juster also served as chairman of Freedom House, a non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy...


BREAKING: John McCain Breaks With His Best Senate Friend, Will Vote No On Graham-Cassidy Deathcare Bill (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senator John McCain is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer that will likely kill him, and he knows this. This grave reality seems to have given him a new outlook on his role as a United States Senator. In fact, his lease on life is so new and refreshing that he is going up against his best Senate friend, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Now that McCain is firmly in the no camp, the GOP can only lose one more vote, as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is already a hard no vote as well.

This bill is even more radical than the one McCain killed before, with a drastic move on the Senate Floor as Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell looked on with his stony turtle face signaling humiliation and rage. On this bill, McCain says:

I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

Here is the full statement, via Twitter:

His original statement in an interview was less promising, but he voiced grave concerns already, so this is really no surprise. He truly is an American hero. Here is the original interview:


Is your router sending out spam? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Linux Trojan that has been infecting IoT devices for half a year and made them run a SOCKS proxy server has now acquired spam-sending capabilities. About Linux.ProxyM Doctor Web virus analysts first documented Linux.ProxyM back in February 2017, and posited that cybercriminals use this Trojan to ensure online anonymity. With the latest upgrade, they can also earn money by sending out spam. Two builds of this Trojan exist for devices possessing the following architectures: More


This is how Apple prepares for iPhone Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


How does Apple ship iPhones around the world on launch day? We got a behind-the-scenes look with head of retail Angela Ahrendts.

Its a superficial look but has some interesting details like the UPS sorting facility in Kentucky. Dont like the little dig about the lack of lines at Apple Stores though. Theres no proof that no lines equals lack of


Newt: Frightened About the Future of Freedom, 1801 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: Newt: Frightened About the Future of Freedom, 1801 Synopsis: Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, painted a dire picture last night on Hannity that every American needs to hear. America the hope of freedom for the world - is under direct assault by a globalist criminal cartel - known loosely as the Deep State - that has seized control of the levers of power and is determined to impose a two-tiered, tyrannical justice system from which this nation may never escape. [insert] Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: - Denas Pain Relief Store: 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still:


The World Is Ending On Saturday, According To A Biblical Prophecy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Circa] If you believe a biblical prophecy from Christian numerologist David Meade, then you only have a couple of days left on this earth.

Meade says that the world is ending on Sept. 23.

His proof? Bible verses which he interprets to match the Great American Eclipse, Hurricane Harvey and flooding in Texas. The numerologist is referring to Luke 21:25-26.

Here is what the bible verses say:

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

The date of Sept. 23 was chosen using codes from the Bible as well as a date marker believed to be found on pyramids in Egypt, according to The Sun. Meade believes the world will end after a new planet named Nibiru crashes into Earth. NASA has denied the theory is true.

While scientists have found evidence that a Planet X, also known as Nibiru, may exist, it is only theoretical since no direct observation has been made.

The possibility of a new planet is certainly an exciting one for me as a planetary scientist and for all of us, said Jim Green, director of NASAs Planetary Science Division said on NASAs website. This is not, however, the detection or discovery of a new planet. Its too early to say with certainty theres a so-called Planet X. What were seeing is an early prediction based on modeling from limited observations. Its the start of a process that could lead to an exciting result.

To further refute the prediction, NASA says that the catastrophe was initially predicted to happen on May 2003 before being moved to December 2012. On both dates, the supposed crash never transpired.

Meade expects tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to occur after Nibiru crashes into earth. Heres what the solar eclipse looked like across America. Even the founding fathers thought eclipses were cool.


Hysteria: Health workers attacked, abused over Victoria hospital smoking ban "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rules banning smoking outside Victoria's public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to police the policy. Calls for an audit of the ban are being led by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, which is concerned nurses are being put in danger. "We're hearing that the policing of the ban actually leads to violence and aggression against our members," union state secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick said. The calls come after the death of Melbourne heart surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who was allegedly punched in the head in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital after expressing concern about people smoking near the hospital entrance. Last month two patient transport officers were reportedly assaulted outside Dandenong Hospital after refusing a request for a cigarette.


1797, Curt Shilling ESPN is Openly Biggoted, 1797 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! morning, Im still reporting on: Curt Shilling ESPN is Openly Biggoted, 1797 Synopsis: Last night on Tucker Carlson Tonight, former All-Star Pitcher Curt Shilling called out sports network ESPN for what they are openly intolerant and bigoted. [insert] Whats so important about this is the desperate left are hiring thugs to attack supporters of President Trump to intimidate them from peacefully assembling just like the Nazi brownshirts of the 1930s. The result? They call Trump a Nazi. Their bigotry against white people is now out in the open and totally racist. The result? They call Trump a racist. We have got to start finding succinct ways to push back on this reverse tagging, because it is very effective. Im still reporting from the free-speech capital of the world, good day. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: - Denas Pain Relief Store: 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! Use Promo Code: bill still for 20% OFF Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still:


Crooks using Linux.ProxyM IoT botnet to send spam messages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Experts at security firm Doctor Web discovered a new botnet of IoT devices leveraging the Linux.ProxyM, that is used by crooks for mass spam mailings.

The most popular thingbot since now is the Mirai, but it isnt the only one targeting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices.

Researchers with security firm Doctor Web discovered a new botnet of IoT devices leveraging the Linux.ProxyM, that is used by crooks for mass spam mailings.

Experts first analyzed the Linux.ProxyM in July, it was used to create a proxy network through SOCKS proxy server on infected devices that are used to relay malicious traffic, disguising his real source.

The Trojan has been noted since February 2017 but peaked in late May as reported in the chart below.

Linux malware proxym_en.2

According to Dr. Web, the number of devices infected with Linux.ProxyM reached 10,000 units in July since its discovery in February 2017.

Recently the Linux.ProxyM trojan has recently been updated to add mas spam sending capabilities to earn money.

The number of malicious programs capable of infecting smart Linux devices is constantly increasing. A major portion of them is designed to mount DDoS attacks and ensure online anonymity. Research conducted by Doctor Webs specialists has revealed that cybercriminals are using such Linux Trojans for mass mailings. reads the analysis from Dr. Web.

The malware is capable of detecting honeypots in order to hide from malware researchers and can operate on almost any Linux device, including routers, set-top boxes, and other equipment.

Experts identified two builds of this Linux.ProxyM Trojan for devices based on x86, MIPS, MIPSEL, PowerPC, ARM, Superh, Motorola 68000, and SPARC architectures.

Once the Linux.ProxyM infects a device, it connects to a command and con...


President Trumps Bluster at the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trumps appearance before the General Assembly of the United Nations could have been a rare highlight of his chaotic young presidency. If Trump had just repeated his inauguration address, the audience would have burst out in gales of laughter. Instead, they countered his bluster not only against North Korea and Iran but also against the UN body as a whole with broad silence. Trump tried to be serious, but instead, he presented himself as the most dangerous President ever in US history. He went after the North Korean regime as the devil himself would run it. The Iranian government followed suit. In the bashing and demonization of other governments, the US has always been top. That America comes first and that his administration has been successful were among his nicest bravados.

Trump spoke exactly the truth about his nation. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity. Doesnt the US support terrorist regimes such as the Saudi and the Israeli ones, which threaten other nations and peoples with annihilation and spread terrorism in the region and in the Saudi case worldwide? Hasnt the US caused havoc to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen?

If the North Korean leader is smart, which he is, he should speed up its nuclear program to defend his country and his people safety against the Rocket Man in Washington. Kim Jong-un doesnt threaten the US with annihilation; its the other way around. Indeed, Trump was right in saying that every nation should uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. Sovereignty and independence from the US are what the North Korean and the Iranian governments are pursuing. In this respect, they are all with Trump. The US President repeatedly stressed sovereignty, while repudiating global government the UN symbolizes and the EU wants so desperately.

Trumps praise of the US constitution and all the US niceties as the outmost mankind could achieve. And a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. Trump must have forgotten how the Bush/Cheney regime disdained the UN and trampled around the values of this organization. The George W. Bush regime violated every international law. How come that a nation out of its 241 years of existence was 220 years at war? Why do the US need 900 military basis around the world? Are they for spreading peace and democracy or conquest?

Trump used fierce language against North Korea. He castigated the regime that threatens the entire world with its nuclear w...


Racism? Internet Fury As White Sorority Sisters Are Seen Singing Controversial N-Word Lyric From Kanye West Song "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A University of New Hampshire sorority is facing widespread backlash from groups and individuals claiming that their singing along to Kanye Wests song Gold Digger is racist.

The song, which includes the lyrics I aint sayin shes a gold digger but she aint messin with no broke n***r, has hundreds of millions of views and listens across the internet.

The backlash started following the emergence of a video published to social media where the sorority sisters can be seen dancing to and reciting the controversial she aint messin with no broke n***r chorus of the song.

The video was exposed on Facebook by All Eyes on UNH, a local university group that purports to show injustices on campus.

Is it racism?

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Mets pitcher, a Texan Republican, links hurricanes to US pulling out of Paris Climate Accord "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I wonder how much carbon emissions this pitcher and his team emit while flying via their private Delta jet each season to play baseball? Hypocrite. From Fox News: New York Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard tossed a curveball to Twitter Continue reading


The Mainstream Satanic Deception Exposed (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Mainstream Satanic Deception Exposed Video SGTReport The Satanic fashion show INSIDE of St. Andrew church in London is just one more example of the mainstreaming of Satanism and the elites Luciferian doctrine. But thats just the tip of...

The post The Mainstream Satanic Deception Exposed (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For quite a while Leonard Susskind has been giving some wonderful courses on physics under the name The Theoretical Minimum, pitched at a level in between typical popularizations and standard advanced undergraduate courses. This is a great idea, since there is not much else of this kind, while lots of people inspired by a popular book could use something more serious to start learning what is really going on. The courses are available as Youtube lectures here.

The third book in the series (also with Art Friedman) is about to appear. Its entitled Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory, and is in much the same successful style as the first two books. Robert Crease has a detailed and very positive review in Nature which does a good job of explaining whats in the book and which Id mostly agree with.

The basic concept of the book is to cover special relativity and electromagnetism together, getting to the point of understanding the behavior of electric and magnetic fields under Lorentz transformations, and the Lorentz invariance properties of Maxwells equation. Along the way, theres quite a lot of the usual sort of discussion of special relativity in terms of understanding what happens as you change reference frame, a lot of detailed working out of gymnastics with tensors, and some discussion in the Lagrangian language of the Klein-Gordon equation as a simpler case of a (classical) relativistic field theory than the Maxwell theory. Much of what is covered is clearly overkill if you just want to understand E and M, but undoubtedly is motivated by his desire to go on to general relativity in the next volume in this series.

At various points along the way, the book provides a much more detailed and leisurely explanation of crucial topics that a typical textbook would cover all too quickly. This should be very helpful for students (perhaps the majority?) who have trouble following whats going on in their textbooks or course due to not enough detail or motivation. Besides non-traditional students in a course of self-study, the book may be quite useful for conventional students as a supplemen...


Amnesty: US Bomb Used To Kill Civilians In Saudi Airstrike On Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Saudi-led coalition bomb that killed 16 civilians and destroyed a residential building in Yemen last month, was made in the US, Amnesty International said in a statement on Friday.

Remnants of the weapon used in the August 25 raid bore clear markings that matched US-made components commonly used in laser-guided air-dropped bombs, the Amnesty said.

Its findings come following an analysis by arms experts.

The attack on the Attan neighborhood in Sanaa left more than 17 civilians injured, including five-year-old Buthania, whose photograph trying one of her swollen and bruised eyes went viral after the attack.

Her parents and five siblings were among those killed by the bomb.

We can now conclusively say that the bomb that killed Buthainas parents and siblings, and other civilians, was made in the USA, said Lynn Maalouf, research director for the Middle East at Amnesty International.

The rights watchdog called for an immediate suspension of weapons supply to any party in the Yemen conflict.

Amnesty urged the US and other Western states to implement a comprehensive embargo on the sales of weapons to members of the Saudi-led coalition in the war-torn country.

There simply is no explanation the USA or other countries such as the UK and France can give to justify the continued flow of weapons to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition for use in the conflict in Yemen, Maalouf said.

Related | Saudi Arabia Concludes Investigation Into Saudi War Crimes In Yemen

It has time and time again committed serious violations of international law, including war crimes, over the past 30 months, with devastating consequences for the civilian population.

In December 2016, the US administration under then President Barack Obama blocked the transfer of precision-guided bomb kits to Riyadh.

A senior administration official said the move reflected strong concerns with....


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Former Football Star Aaron Hernandez's Brain Found to Have Severe CTE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide a week after being acquitted of double homicide, has been found to have had severe signs (original AP text) of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Hernandez's brain had been released to Boston University by his family for study. In 2015, Hernandez was found guilty for the murder of Odin Lloyd and automatically sentenced to life in prison without a possibility of parole:

Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player's daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe.

In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, said the testing showed one of the most severe cases ever diagnosed. "We're told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron's age," Baez said. Hernandez was 27 when he killed himself in April. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, concluded that the New England Patriots tight end had stage 3 of 4 of the disease and also had early brain atrophy and large perforations in a central membrane.

[...] A week before his suicide, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston. Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words "God Forgives" to commemorate the crime.

Baez said he deeply regretted not raising the issue of Hernandez's having CTE during his murder trials. He said the defense team did not blame CTE for the murders because Hernandez's defense was actual innocence.

Previously: NFL Acknowledges Link Between American Football and CTE
What if PTSD is More Physical Than Psychological?


Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...... Read more

Liberian park protects Critically Endangered western chimpanzees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Liberian government designated a new national park in August 2017 that will protect an important population of Critically Endangered western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus), as well as several other species of large mammals. The rainforests of the new Grebo-Krahn National Park in southeastern Liberia are home to some 300 western chimpanzees, according to the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), based in Leipzig, Germany. A decade in the making, the 961-square-kilometer (371-square-mile) park won the approval of Liberias legislature on Aug. 22. Now, it only requires signatures from the president and the Minister of Foreign Affairs formalities, WCF says to become officially designated. Grebo-Krahn National Park is situated in southeastern Liberia and is part of the Ta-Grebo-Sapo forest complex that extends into Cte dIvoire. Map courtesy of the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Creating a new national park is of course very exciting after years and years of collecting data and engaging the various stakeholders, said Annika Hillers, a primatologist with WCF, in an email. What bigger reward could there be? But those years of work that WCF, other conservation organizations, and the Liberian government have put it were just the beginning, Hillers said. It is now that we all have to work harder than ever, to make sure that Grebo-Krahn National Park is effectively protected and local communities are adequately involved, she added. Grebo-Krahn forms the heart of the Ta-Grebo-Sapo forest complex, extending into neighboring Cte dIvoire. The contiguous habitat is a critical home to not only chimpanzees, but

Documenting Africas poaching epidemic: Q&A with the director of The Last Animals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After years of documenting some of the worlds bloodiest conflicts, a vacation in Kenya inspired photojournalist Kate Brooks to turn her lens to a different kind of violence: the slaughter of elephants and rhinos to feed black-market demand for ivory and rhino horn. Poaching is having a devastating impact on Africas wildlife. From 2006 to 2015, the population of African elephants is estimated to have declined by around 110,000, leaving just 415,000 still alive in the wild. The situation is no better for the continents rhinos: demand for their horns as decorative items and in traditional medicine has caused more than 7,100 to have been poached in the last decade, leaving a population of just 25,000. In her film The Last Animals, war-photographer turned filmmaker Kate Brooks traces this deadly trade across four continents traveling from protected areas in Africa to wildlife markets in Asia and North America in order to illustrate the complex web of global consumer demand, transnational criminal syndicates and local conflicts and political problems that contribute to the current poaching epidemic.  Along the way, Brooks also meets with investigators, scientists, zookeepers and rangers engaged in an all-too-often life threatening struggle to preserve the last remaining elephants and rhinos. The Last Animals is a finalist for the Special Jury award in the 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival taking place September 24-29 in Jackson, Wyoming. Winners in 25 awards categories will be announced September 28. In an email interview, Kate Brooks shared her experience documenting the

Geht euch das auch so? Formel 1 ist einfach zu leise? ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Geht euch das auch so? Formel 1 ist einfach zu leise? Ja?

Keine Sorge, am Abhilfe wird gearbeitet!

Formula One is working on a microphone that can be attached to a cars exhaust system to make the sport louder and more visceral for television viewers.
Na also! Geht doch!


How Western Corporations would Exploit an Independent Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Baghdad (AMN) The Kurdistan region of Iraq, rich with oil resources, has been a bargaining chip for large oil corporations in recent years.

Companies have flooded into Kurdistan because of a lack of regulations, relatively cheap oil, export subsidies, and a political willingness shown by the KRG government to cooperate with corporate demands. U.S. involvement in Iraq has been, for some time, shifting around this flow of capital in Iraq with the installation of permanent military bases in Kurdish territory. What is developing in Iraq is a nation that will almost certainly be partitioned, not for the intention of conquering Iraq in the classical sense, but to use Kurdish oil to force the government in Baghdad to loosen public control over its own resources and to slow the rate of social progress. This, of course, has always been the goal sought by the West in Iraq even though Western governments are against Kurdish independence  at least on paper.

The invasion of Iraq

The invasion of Iraq in 2003 is widely understood to have been a war fought over resources and not an appeal to human rights; the U.S. supported the government of Saddam Hussein at the height of its brutality in the 1970s until Saddam nationalized oil. This support was so unwavering that the U.S. had actually given Saddam chemical weapons and was complicit as Iraq openly pursued nuclear weapons over a span of two decades. Under President George H.W. Bush, in fact, Iraqi nuclear engineers were invited to the U.S. to receive advanced training on weapons production. It was not until later when Saddam decided to nationalize industries and develop some semblance of a welfare state that the U.S. had a problem with him and his government. That is, when the U.S. government made statements about Saddams brutalitythese were not lies. However, this is not why they invadedit was always about Iraqs natural resources.

After Iraq was destroyed, multinational oil companies had the green light to enter into Iraq to complete their original goal: seizing control of Iraqs natural resources. In effect, this would make Iraq a client state. However, with a growing relationship with Iran, Iraq began to nationalize and increase regulations on private oil companies, essentially following the Iranian model. The hopes of these large corporations were met with disappointment when Iraq began branched off of the neoliberal economic model. And w...


Morgan Freeman Drops Truth Bomb On Race Hustlers Leaving CNN Embarrassed & Speechless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[BannedInfo] Who is better qualified to talk about how race has held him back than an eighty-year old black man from the Deep South, Memphis, Tennessee? On his way up there were no affirmative action programs to help him overcome the obstacle of being born Black in America.

Morgan Freeman was 80 when he was interviewed on CNN Tonight, two years ago.  Host Don Lemon Morgan asked him, Do you think poverty is part of genetics, to answer your question?

Freeman answered forthrightly,  No, you cant say that. I dont think wealth, personally, I dont think wealth and genetics have anything to do with each other, actually.

Freeman elaborated and his answer mustve had political race hustlers burying their heads, If youre born in the U.S., it really doesnt matter the condition of your birth.  What matters is what you inherit from your nurturing, from your environment, whether or not you are I mean, this is from the standpoint of having been born with little. Here, you can always get out of that. Poverty is just

The Academy Award winner wasnt done.

When Lemon asked him, Do you think race plays a part in wealth distribution?

Freeman didnt hesitate, Today? No.

Lemon persisted, You dont?

And, Freeman remained resolute, No. No, I dont. You and I, were proof. Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you want to do and go from there.

I was born in Memphis, Tennessee [in 1937], said Freeman.  I had a long haul from where I came from, to here. But here we are. So proof is in proof of the pudding is in the eating. Here we sit at the dining table.

Lemon was desperate to protect The Legacy Of Liberalism that has destroyed the Black family and the schools their children attend that Freeman had earlier alluded to (What matters is what you inherit from your nurturing, from your environment.)

Lemon: But its hard to when you say that to people because they say, Here you go with the pull yourself up by the bootstraps thing. Youre just being respectable. Not everybody can do that.

Freemans response was abrupt: Bullsh**! Everybody can! Not that it doesnt [take] courage. Courage is the key to life itself. A lot of people were born in situations, Ill never get out of this. So they wont. I say to people who say, We...


Inmates Break Out of Jail, Burglarize a Dollar General, Then Break Back Into Jail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four Holmes County, Mississippi inmates were able to break out of a local jail, burglarize a store, and then return to the jail like nothing happened.

The inmates, identified as Levontaye Ellington, Travis Baker, Maurice Robertson, and Jacquiez Williams, all escaped from the Holmes-Humphreys County Regional Correctional Facility and managed to jump the fence of the jail unnoticed. The group then made their way to a Dollar General located less than a mile away and filled their pockets with anything they thought they could sell, reported Mississippi News Now.

They stole cigarettes, cigarette lighters, phones and just items they felt they could sell in jail, Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin said.

They even managed to sneak unnoticed back into jail before anyone realized they were missing.

The police chief was baffled by the inmates that broke back into jail.

You already in jail, but you want to break out and break back in? the chief said. That is just something. I heard it all.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said that his team is working to make sure that security is beefed up so this does not happen again.

Some of the items that were stolen were recovered and the four inmates now have additional charges of commercial burglary.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)


Uber London loses licence to operate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence.

I really dont understand this decision. Uber and Lyft and wonderful services for the consumer and should be supported.

Read this on The Loop


As Putin Takes Aim At Petrodollar, Hollywood Takes Aim At Putin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dealt another blow to the flagging petrodollar system a crucial component of U.S. economic superiority that creates artificial demand for the U.S. dollar by pricing oil and other goods on the international market in that currency. Putin instructed the Russian government to approve legislation that would make the Russian ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian ports by the end of 2017. The dollar had been used for some time as the currency of choice at Russian seaports due to fluctuations in the ruble.

The announcement came only a few weeks after Putins much more overt move against the dollar earlier this month at the recent BRICS summit hosted in China. There, Putin announced that Russia was ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies.

The statement was widely interpreted as a call to other BRICS nations to bypass the dollar. At the same conference, Russia had been supportive of Chinas announcement that it would launch a crude-oil futures contract priced in the Chinese yuan and convertible into gold a considerable threat to the petrodollars dominance.

Related | In Blow To US Dollar, BRICS Considers Sanctions-Proof Cryptocurrency

Another factor is Russias gold-buying binge in recent years, which has allowed the nation to amass more gold reserves than most other nations. Russias current gold reserves are sizable enough to back 27% of the narrow ruble money supply. In contrast, only 2.3% of the narrow U.S. dollar money supply is backed by gold.


From petrodollars to propaganda



Maxine Waters Attacks Ben Carson During Speech To Congressional Black Caucus: Hes An Educated Fool "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Drop the educated and you have a perfect description of Maxine Waters. Via The Blaze: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) continued her mockery of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson while speaking to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights Thursday. What did she say? Look at Ben Carson. My God. My []


FGM is child abuse: There's no excuse for the practice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday, the news broke that the now-infamous Detroit doctor (Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, pictured) who performed female genital mutilation on young Muslim girls has been released from jail while awaiting trial. Per local news: (Nagarwala) originally was denied bond because a judge considered her to be a flight risk. However, on Tuesday Nagarwala's attorneys offered this new $4.5 million bond proposal which was accepted by the judge. If Nagarwala violates the terms of her bond or fails to appear for court, she and her husband would face the forfeiture of their Northville home and the 17 individuals who are guaranteeing her bond would be required to satisfy the remainder of the bond. An attorney for Nagarwala admitted to her doing the procedures, but she insists that it is nothing more than a religious practice for Muslim families and that she has done nothing wrong. The $4.5 million bond is believed to be the largest ever set in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan.


Clapper: Possible Trump Was Recorded on Manafort Wiretap "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Possible=he was. Via Free Beacon: Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday it is possible that President Donald Trump was captured in audio as part of the wiretap of his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Host Don Lemon interviewed Clapper about the FBI wiretap that was put in place during the Obama administration []


Dont Tell Me How To Travel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For years, I have been told that my way of travelling is wrong. Its a habit that I was once ashamed of, but now, unabashedly own.

I am an informed traveller who, like many others, secretly enjoys the daggy pastime of planning my holidays. We are the people who research and double check our travel itineraries the slightly obsessive travellers who are perceived as a little boring and tedious. It may not be edgy and cool, but you know what? We get shit done.

Ive been lectured more times than I can count by supposedly well-travelled people who, with all the knowledge that their 20-something years can offer, tell me the value of spontaneity and preach about the evils of planning and knowledge with no balance to be found.

No one can have fun making lists, they admonish.

I often wonder why I and so many others get such a bad reputation for being informed. In this age of anxiety, why torture yourself by not having even the slightest plan or fooling yourself into thinking that by winging it youre going to find yourself?

Maybe some people can improvise their way through their travels, but thats just not my style. This doesnt make my adventures any less valuable. To be one of those carefree people who can turn up somewhere and hope for the best would be great, but not all of us are that lucky. For me, its a definite way to waste my holiday and end up a nervous wreck.

I once bowed to the pressure of being more spontaneous on a trip to Japan. I couldnt let go altogether, so I made a loose itinerary and vowed only to bring it out if everything went to shit. My fellow travellers had only come up with a few things they wanted to do: watch a sumo match, visit a brewery and eat at high-end restaurants.

As it turned out, everywhere was fully booked for months, and it wasnt sumo season. With a completely empty itinerary, they planned to wander the streets of Tokyo. As the first week progressed, they realised that perhaps they needed to put a more solid plan in place. This is where me and my list of adventures came in. At first theyd thought I was crazy, but my planning meant they saw a lot of Japan, so they indulged me. One point for neuroticism and zero for their spontaneous adventure.

Not having a clue has even become a trend to impress people. This spontaneous approach to travelling has been so romanticised that its become like a photo of an average coffee with a pretty filter. After y...


Civil Society Rises to Confront Disasters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the Mexican earthquake becomes the latest natural disaster to hit the Western Hemisphere, the role of civil society -- especially the first responders -- has demonstrated the best of human nature, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.


Collaborative Community Outlines A Simple Step By Step Plan For Global Equality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

The idea has been brought forward by United Earth, a collaborative which was founded to unify humanity and tackle some of the problems we are facing as a species. The proposal is based on a 12 point wheel of creation which includes environmental factors, education and spiritual development.

You can read the proposal below which was written by United Earth team member Yan Golding.

A Proposal for a Global Renaissance Part I

~ An Open Invitation for Experimentation & Co~creation ~

We have the knowledge and technology to provide for all and to reduce our impacts on the environment. The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world. Our environmental, economic, political, social, and spiritual challenges are interconnected, and together we can forge inclusive solutions.

~ The Earth Charter

New Pioneers by Mark...


IDF supreme commander Gadi Eizenkot says 'Hezbollah is Israel's worst nightmare' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli Chief of General Staff, Gadi Eizenkot, said on Wednesday that Hezbollah has gained so much experience in the past years, especially as regards the fighting, that there is no point in underestimating it, noting the Lebanese movement has received massive military support from abroad and greatly improved its ways of collecting information, stressing that the movement is not only a political party, but also a sophisticated military force. "Hezbollah is the enemy that worries us a lot more than any other enemy around us", Eizenkot said. He stressed that the enemy that worries Israel the most right now is Hezbollah, and is at the absolute top of the chart, noting that Hezbollah and Hamas are both aware of the "bitter price" they will pay, should they ever infiltrate into Israel's territory. "During the second Lebanese war we looked at Nasrallah as a target and tried to strike him from the beginning of the war", he mentioned.


EU Antitrust Battle: Google in weak position versus rivals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How will the European Union's antitrust cop determine whether Google meets her demand? She'll see what its enemies say. Alphabet Inc.'s Google has just one week to meet the deadline of an EU order to stop illegal conduct in the way it displays shopping results in search. After leveling a $2.7 billion fine in June, EU regulators may threaten more penalties against the search engine after the Sept. 28 deadline, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in an interview at Bloomberg's New York headquarters on Thursday. If Google fails to give equal treatment for other shopping services, the company could face recurring fines of up to 5 percent of daily global revenue. "It's not for us to approve how the remedy is put into effect," Vestager said. "It will be tested in the market." The most vocal complainants in the case are comparative shopping engines, which sell online placement to retailers. "If they are unhappy and it doesn't work, then we will start investigating," Vestager said. The Commission may back-date the fines. A spokesman for Google declined to comment.


Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Another day, another news about a data breach, though this is something disconcerting. Login credentials of more than half a million records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service. Just two days ago, Viacom was found exposing the keys to its kingdom on


Media watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

23 September 2017 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []


Detroit physician who participated in genital mutilation of over 100 minor girls free on $4.5M bond "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here we go again. Islam is not the problem, I get it, we don't have to paint the entire Muslim community because of the actions of a few bad apples. So what about Dr. Jumana Nagarwala? You remember her? She is the Detroit Emergency Room Physician who directed and participated in the Female Genital Mutilation of over 100 minor girls. Well, she is free on bond. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was held for the last six months on $4.5 million dollar bail for her role in the Female Genital Mutilation case. She is facing life in prison. Normally, a judge would never let a person out on bond (for those unaware, a bail bond is when the accused posts 10% of the cash necessary to secure their release and the rest is secured through property or cash of others). U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said he agonized over whether to let her out on bond, saying: "I spent a lot of time reviewing the people who have come forward" to help Nagarwala and the money they are putting up are "very substantial." What makes this more disturbing is that it seems to be unprecedented.


China is furious, slams Trump's UN speech on North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Global Times, the unofficial English language voice of the Chinese government, has published a strongly worded editorial which makes clear China's strong disapproval of the comments about North Korea made by US President Trump during his recent speech at the UN General Assembly. In that speech US President Trump had these things to say about North Korea The scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries. If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength. No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the wellbeing of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more. We were all witness to the regime's deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later. We saw it in the assassination of the dictator's brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea's spies. If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That's what the United Nations is all about; that's what the United Nations is for. Let's see how they do. It is time for North Korea to realize that the denuclearization is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all involved. But we must do much more. It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior.


Israel Moves To Thwart UN List Of Companies Complicit In Illegal Settlements "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Israeli government and its allies are mobilizing to try and thwart a United Nations list of companies complicit in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

These efforts are taking place in parallel to significant initiatives by figures within and outside of the Israeli government to normalize the presence of the settlements, moves which could contribute towards a future, formal annexation of sections of the West Bank.

On 24 March 2016, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution by 32 votes to 0 (with 15 abstentions) that called for the establishment of a database of all business enterprises involved in settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), to be updated annually.

While some saw the vote as a symbolic victory for the Palestinians, others went further, hailing it a landmark decision after years of toothless UN condemnations of settlements. The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement praised the resolution for affirming that companies must be held to account for their participation in Israeli violations.

In the past 18 months, preparatory work has moved ahead, albeit with delays. According to Fox News, in December 2016, the UN allocated $138,700 for the work required to establish the list. While the original publication date in February 2017 was put back, it now appears that UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al-Hussein intends to publish the list by the end of the year.


Israeli and US opposition



Internet Freedom Threatened "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Internet Freedom Threatened | digital | Free Speech Government Control Internet Censorship Losing Rights Science & Technology Special Interests World News


Digital freedom is the last frontier of free and open expression, the only reliable independent space for real news, information and analysis enabling anyone to freely express views on any topics.


Government censorship remains an ominous possibility. Last spring, UK Prime Minister Theresa Mays Tory Manifesto called for Britain becoming the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the Internet.


She urged government control over what people write, post and share online, the end of UK digital democracy if enacted into law.


Britains Investigatory Powers Act requires Internet companies to maintain records on customers browsing histories, along with ministerial power to breach online privacy, including encryp...


Congress Passed a Bill to Deport Suspected Gang Members Theres Just One Problem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ANTIMEDIAWashington, D.C.  Last week the House passed a bill to expand the governments ability to deport immigrants on the basis of alleged gang affiliation. Promoted by Republicans as a way to target members of gangs such as the transnational M13 gang, H.R. 3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, amends the Immigration and Nationality Act by adding gang affiliation to the list of criminal offenses that qualify as grounds for detention and deportation.

The bill passed 233 175 with almost unanimous Republican support and now must gain approval in the Senate, where it is currently pending in the Committee on the Judiciary. While the bill still has yet to come to a vote in Senate, it has already gained the presidential nod of approval. Shortly following the bills passage, the White House Press Secretary published a statement applauding Congress decision, and the administration already affirmed that If H.R. 3697 were presented to the president in its current form, his advisors would recommend that he sign the bill into law, according to a  statement of administrative policy published last Tuesday.

The bill has received strong criticism from House Democrats and organizations such as the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who claim the bill provides the government with sweeping discretion to detain and deport immigrants using a broad and arbitrary label.

The bulk of the debate on the bill revolves around how it defines gangs. The bill defines a gang as any group of five or more people that has as one of its primary purposes the commission of one or more specified criminal offenses. The bill goes on to expand on these criminal offenses to include felony drug offenses, which would include the possession of marijuana. It also explicitly names the harboring of undocumented immigrants as a crime.

This means, theoretically, that any organization that helps, shelters, or hires undocumented immigrants could be considered a gang, and thus any immigrant member of such group could theoretically be detained or deported as a gang member.

The National Immigrant Justice Centers recent...


Open Forum Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

23 September 2017 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []


My Recent Experience Bugging Into A Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My Recent Experience Bugging Into A Disaster by J.W. Survival Blog I had a recent experience of traveling into a situation where everyone else was leaving due to Hurricane Irma. I learned some valuable lessons during the process. Homes...

The post My Recent Experience Bugging Into A Disaster appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Kurds are under heavy pressure to call off referendum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(KurdPress)  The chief of Kurdistan Region Referendum and Election Commission has stated that the Kurdish leaders of the region are under heavy pressure from world powers to call off their planned referendum set for September 25.

Handrin Muhammad told Sputnik news agency that Iraqi Kurds are on heavy pressure from world powers in order to call off their referendum.

Unfortunately, we are under heavy pressure from regional and world powers over the referendum, he said.

Muhammad reiterated that despite the pressures and oppositions from Baghdad and the Iraqi parliament the Kurds would continue preparations to hold the referendum despite the severe pressure.

Image Source: jan Sefti, Flickr, Creative Commons


Protesters Derail Comey at Howard University Chant Get Out James Comey! You Aint My Homie! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dozens of protesters derailed James Comey today during his trip to Howard University.

The former controversial FBI director who admitted to leaking classified documents was asked to deliver the convocation address on Friday

Protesters greeted him at the university chanting, Get out James Comey! You aint my homie!

Then during his convocation address students stood up and shouted him down!

Protesters sang, We Shall Not Be Moved as former FBI Director James Comey took the stage at Howard University.

The post Protesters Derail Comey at Howard University Chant Get Out James Comey! You Aint My Homie! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.


Congressman Rohrabacher vs. The Machine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"I'm up against an array of very powerful forces, including the intelligence services and major newspapers ... all of whom confirmed a major lie that was being used for political purposes and a lie that was repeated and repeated in order to undercut our new president." - Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, R-California Does Dana Rohrabacher really think he's tough enough to take on the combined power of the US Intelligence Community, the Washington political establishment and the mainstream media? Good luck with that. The California Congressman stepped into the limelight last week when he called White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to request a meeting with President Donald Trump. Rohrabacher, it seems, has some important information to pass along to the president, mainly that he has come across some hard evidence that the Russia hacking story is, to put it mildly, a crock. Rohrabacher recently met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who assured the Congressman that Russia did not hack Democratic emails and give them to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. Of course Assange has made the same claim many times before, the difference now is that he's willing to provide solid evidence to back up his claim, according to the Wall Street Journal, "a computer drive or other data-storage device that Mr. Rohrabacher said would exonerate Russia."


This Trial Could Remove a Senator: Youll Believe What CNN Did Next "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Think again.

CNNs own Poppy Harlow noted on September 6 the case was a big deal because this is the first bribery case involving a sitting U.S. Senator in over three decades, and promised to cover it closely. But the network has only mentioned the trial once since then, a Media Research Center study found. Since the trail began earlier this month, CNN has only spent a total of 14 minutes covering the case.

To his credit, CNNs Jake Tapper has been doing most of the heavy lifting on the Menendez trial: two-thirds of the networks coverage occurred during his show. In addition, the networks website has run numerous articles covering the trial at length. But why isnt this coverage making it onto TV?

Mike Ciandella of NewsBusters noted earlier this week that morning and evening news coverage on the three big news networks (ABC, NBC, and CBS) has been even sparser than cable news counterparts:

Broadcast network morning and evening news coverage of the trial has been even sparser than CNNs. NBCs Today, and all three broadcast evening news shows (ABCs World News TonightCBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News) have yet to even mention the trial. So far, ABCs Good Morning America has run just a single story on September 13 (1 minute, 48 seconds), while CBS This Morning has only provided a news brief on September 6 (22 seconds).

An updated study from MRC revealed the numbers have not changed.

If Sen. Menendez is found guilty and vacates his Senate seat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could pick a Republican...


Sarah Sands on Brexit bias "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sarah Sands

A copy of The Spectator awaited me when I got home today.

(That's not news. It always arrives on a Friday. Unless it comes on a Saturday that is, or isn't delivered at all.)

Among the first of its items this week was a 'diary' by Sarah Sands, the new editor of Today, laying out her stall.

(The Speccie hasn't posted it online yet, so the transcription below is from my own fair hand). 

She's proud to be moving the programme away from its heavy, grim-hospitals-and-even-grimmer-prisons-led news stories towards more of a newspaper-like programme with daily puzzles and much more science, art and fashion. 

To be honest, I'd rather have far more science and arts stuff than Today trying to set the nation's agenda.

I've had more than enough of the BBC trying to set the nation's agenda, thank you very much. 

So Sarah, please don't listen to these criticism. Please don't stop dumbing Today down! (How ab...


President Trump Responds to North Korea With New Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Thursday, in response to Pyongyangs renegade nuclear program, President Trump signed an executive order announcing new sanctions on North Korea. In that mandate, he ordered new economic threat against any bank or company doing business with North Korea. Trump is demanding that financial institutions decide whether it wants to do business with the United []

The post President Trump Responds to North Korea With New Sanctions appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.


Queer Life Through the Ages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most people have never heard of Charles W. Leslie or J. Frederic Fritz Lohman. Its a shame when you work so long over 50 years to shape a culture and remain largely unappreciated. Simply put, queer art would not be what it is today without these men. The couple saved works that would have otherwise been thrown away, and created a collection of more than 30,000 pieces, according to a press release. In 1987, their gallery became a nonprofit, and by 2011, Leslie (Lohman died in 2009) had a museum on his hands the first of its kind, their website tells us. Expanded Visions celebrates their achievements.

It would have made more sense to call it Queer Life Through the Ages, because thats what youre getting. Sophia Wallaces 2009 photo Untitled (Ena and Sin) and Arthur Hammers 2005 oil painting Jack and Harvey are quite striking in this respect. Wallaces features two topless women embracing. We dont know what their relationship is, but their smiles make us think theyre thrilled to have found each other. Its an intimate piece, but we dont feel like were intruding. Rather, were meant to be standing there, cheering them on, as Annie Leibovitzs influence shines through.

Jack and Harvey is a portrayal of Jack Franks and Harvey Moledzky, a couple who first met in 1962. They appear content, but also have defensive body language and dont touch. This not touching, we are told, Was typical for queer couples of their generation when seen in public.

Chitra Ganesh How I learned, 2015.

Works by Janet Bruesselbach, Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac challenge the typical trans narratives. Bruesselbachs A Lady Betwixt (Robin), a painting from 2015, and Mac and Druckers Distance Is Where The Heart Is, Home Is Where You Hang Your Heart #21, a 2011 photo, dont feature crime victims, sex workers or activists fighting to use the restroom (not that there is anything wrong with those folks). By placing a nude trans body in a domestic atmosphere, each makes you think about how rarely the media shows trans people in everyday scenarios. (Well, maybe the nude part isnt so typical.)

Another piece challenging typical trans narratives is Empire, a 2015 photo created by AndrTavet the name artists Andr St. Clair and Tavet Gillson have taken for thei...


Trump's UN speech showed a 'lack of political culture' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump's recent statements are far from those that one would expect from a leader of a global power, Chinese expert Zhou Yongsheng said, commenting on a recent UN speech by the US president, during which he labelled Venezuela and Iran as dictatorial countries and threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it doesn't stop its nuclear activities. Trump's threats against other countries are motivated by his personal grievances and emotions, a research fellow with the Center for International Relations Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of China, Zhou Yongsheng, stated. "This didn't look like an official speech of the president of a major power on the global political scene," the analyst said, adding that Trump's statements rather resembled a "personal attack devoid of any boundaries." In addition, the analyst noted that the content of Trump's speech was contradictory from the very beginning until the end. On the one hand, the US president called on the international community to respect the principle of state sovereignty, and on the other he threatened some countries with decisive actions, including total destruction, Yongsheng noted. "Trump's speech...demonstrates a lack of political culture. A president should always follow the principle of political certainty. He or she is not allowed to give way to the unbridled feeling of hatred or bring personal emotions to the level of state policy. This is extremely irresponsible," the Chinese expert concluded.


Trump at the UN "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Donald Trump gave a bellicose, threatening speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) September 19, 2017. In addition to harsh attacks on North Korea and Iran, Trump singled out Venezuela and Cuba, reading a host of cliched lies and traditional US government boilerplate from his teleprompter, delivered to a notably muted response from the assembled delegations.

Trumps address was a shameless display of demagogy that had the political aim of winning allies, especially in Latin America, for a campaign to isolate Venezuela and Cuba, and create the political conditions to implement regime change against both sovereign countries.

It is more likely that Trump, his Administration, and the US government as a whole, will be found politically isolated. The evening prior to his UNGA speech, Trump gave remarks before a dinner with some Latin American heads of state and diplomats. There he tested out his rhetoric, shameless hyperbole and half-truths, and threats against Venezuela. It remains to be seen how many of the conservative and neoliberal governments that Trump is courting in Latin America will be comfortable aligning themselves with the Trump Administration against Venezuela and Cuba.

Also, crucially for US policymakers, there is the overwhelming popular consciousness across the Americas and internationally against these US policies. It should also be clear to Trump and Washington that inside the United States there will also be great opposition and resistance to these policies.

On November 1, the UN General Assembly will again register the stunning isolation of US anti-Cuba policies when it votes overwhelmingly in favor of the Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Embargo by the United States of America Against Cuba. Trump will certainly instruct US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to vote No this year, reversing the 2016 decision of the Barack Obama Administration to abstain. For years the annual UN vote has been a major political embarrassment for various bipartisan US Administrations and Congresses, with lopsided, near-unanimous support for the Cuban government-sponsored Resolution at the General Assembly vote.

Trumps lies and threats from the podium of the United Nations must be answered in the United States, across the Americas, and around the world by protests that are being organized on or around the time of the November 1 vote.

Join worldwide demonstrations in cities around the world to finally bring down the US blockade against Cuba!


Never March on Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Never March on Russia

I share with The Saker the concern that the hubris and arrogance that reside in Washington are capable of a fatal mistake that would bring the world to an end. Indeed, the crazed Israeli government could provoke the conflict.

If Hillary had been elected, we probably would all be dead by now. Trump, now the captive of the military/security complex, is being pushed into the conflict with Russia that Hillary advocated, so the danger has been resurrected.

Washington needs to set aside its hubris and arrogance long enough to remember what hubris and arrogance did to the powerful militaries of Napoleon and Hitler. Larchmonters two rules of warfare are sound:

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DeVos Ditches Obama-Era Campus Assault Rules, But Problems Lie Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our long national nightmare is overor is it?

On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidance on sexual assault that ensured more innocent students accused of the abhorrent crime would be found responsible and expelled. Earlier this month, DeVos announced she would seek comment from stakeholders to improve the way schools adjudicate accusations of sexual assault.

DeVos at the time mentioned the need for due process for the accused and better treatment of accusers, since all sides agree even the Obama-era guidance did not solve all the problems. (Supporters of the Obama-era guidance went apoplectic after DeVoss speech, however, claiming she was siding with rapists over victims, an absurd notion.)

In place of the Obama-era guidance, known ominously as the 2011 Dear Colleague letter, as well as a 2014 question-and-answer document, schools will now have to adhere to 2001 and 2006 guidance from the Education Department.

A Deprivation of Rights

In her letter rescinding the previous guidance, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Candice Jackson wrote of the problems caused by the Obama-era guidance. The 2011 guidance forced schools to adopt a low, preponderance of evidence standard for adjudicating sexual assault, when schools had previously been allowed to use the more stringent clear and convincing standard. To avoid federal lawsuits or yanked funds, schools were required to adopt the lower standard, even though such regulatory changes were required by law to go through a notice and comment period and the 2011 document did not.

Jackson also lamented the old guidances insistence that accusers have the right to appeal decisions, effectively undermining double jeopardy. Schools were also discouraged from allowing parties to cross-examine each other, claiming such a tool of due process could violate Title IX, the anti-discrimination statute from which all these rules sprung.

Schools were also required, under Obama-era guidance, to create quasi-judicial proceedings (stacked against the accused both in requirements and culture) and forbade them from relying on law enforcement to investigate. Schools also had to investigate and adjudicate in a short amount of time, and stated that any due process protections must not unnecessarily delay the proceedings.

The 2011 and 2014 guidance documents may have been well-intentioned, but those documents have led to the deprivation of rights for many studentsboth accused students denied fair process and victims deni...


Mathematician Claims 6th Mass Extinction Is Coming To Earth SOON "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

mass extinction

According to MIT geophysicist Daniel Rothman, the sixth global mass extinction is right around the corner. Using his skills in mathematics, Rothman has determined that earth will be well into the sixth extinction phase by the year 2100.

Rothman began his math journey to determine our next extinction by investigating fluctuations in the carbon cycle. The carbon cycle is the path carbon traces through Earths land, oceans, and atmosphere that has occurred over the last 542 million years. By analyzing 31 established carbon isotopic events recognized by geochemists, Rothman identified the ebb and flow of carbon12 and carbon13, which are two isotopes of carbon whose abundance has varied considerably in Earths history.

From this information, he constructed a database to assess how much carbon mass was pumped into the worlds oceans in each historical event. In most of these episodes, the carbon volume stayed under a certain threshold. But in some of them (including four of the past five mass extinction events that exterminated multitudes of life-forms on the planet) that threshold was breached. It became evident that there was a characteristic rate of change that the system basically didnt like to go past, Rothman said about his findings.

According to Rothmans math, there are only two ways carbon levels can exceed the threshold of a catastrophe. One is where CO2 emissions slowly swell over thousands and millions of years, slowly triggering a global calamity. The other case occurs on a much shorter timescale, where an immense shift in carbon volumes moving through the carbon cycle happens in the space of say, decades or years.

Rothman warns that by the year 2100, about 310 gigatons of carbon will have been added to the oceans. This is a potential &#8220.........


Russia never placed ads on Facebook to interfere in US election Kremlin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RT | September 22, 2017 Moscow has nothing to do with political advertisements on Facebook that were allegedly aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. We dont know who placed the advertisements on Facebook or how, and have never done it. The Russian side has never been []


Ask Hackaday: Security Questions And Questionable Securities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Your first school. Your mothers maiden name. Your favorite color. These are the questions were so used to answering when weve forgotten a password and need to get back into an account. Theyre not a password, yet in many cases have just as much power. Despite this, theyre often based on incredibly insecure information.

Sarah Palins Yahoo account is perhaps the best example of this. In September 2008, a Google search netted a birthdate, ZIP code, and where the politician met her spouse. This was enough to reset the accounts password and gain full access to the emails inside.

While were not all public figures with our life stories splashed across news articles online, these sort of questions arent exactly difficult to answer. Birthdays are celebrated across social media, and the average online quiz would net plenty of other answers. The problem is that these questions offer the same control over an account that a password does, but the answers are not guarded in the same way a password is.

For this reason, I have always used complete gibberish when filling in security questions. Whenever I did forget a password, I was generally lucky enough to solve the problem through a recovery e-mail. Recently, however, my good luck ran out. It was a Thursday evening, and I logged on to check my forex trading account. I realised I hadnt updated my phone number, which had recently changed.

Upon clicking my way into the account settings, I quickly found that this detail could only be changed by a phone call. I grabbed my phone and dialed, answering the usual name and date of birth questions. I was all set to complete this simple administrative task! I was so excited.

Thanks Lewin, Ill just need you to answer your security question.

Oh no.

The question is Chutney butler?

Yes. Yes it is. Uh

would you like to guess?

Needless to say, I didnt get it.

I was beginning to sweat at this point. To their credit, the call center staffer was particularly helpful, highlighting a number of ways to recover access to the account. Mostly involving a stack of identification documents and a visit to the nearest office. If anything, it was a little reassuring that my account details required such effort to change. Perhaps the cellular carriers of the world could learn a thing or two.

In the end, I realised that I could change my security question with my regular password, an...


Noise Guy Calls Empath out on her Bullshit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This guy came up to me after his noise set and said Im mad at you. I was like Excuse me? Im sorry? What exactly did I do? He said I know... The post Noise Guy Calls Empath out on her Bullshit appeared first on disinformation.

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More lawmakers tackle Saraki, Ekweremadu over IPOB. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three days after a leader of the House of Representatives criticised Senate President Bukola Saraki for his views on the More


DCCC Loses One Of Their Candidates Already "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Erin Cole, the DCCC choice to run against western New York state Trumpist, Chris Collins, withdrew from the race Monday. The DCCC flavor of the cycle is women army veterans, which Cole was, so Ben Ray Lujan and his DC crew of imbeciles probably need a hug this week. NY-27 is a hellish district stretching from the suburbs east of Buffalo to the suburbs west and south of Rochester. Last year the PVI was R+8 (easily the worst in the state)and it's even worse this year-- R+11!). Obama lost both times and last year Seor Trumpanzee beat Hillary 59.7% to 35.2%, the only district in the state where she failed to break 40%.

Collins' Democratic opponent last year, Diana Kastenbaum, was ignored by the DCCC and only managed 107,832 votes (32.8%) against Collins' 220,885 (67.2%). He spent $582,459 and she didn't raise the $5,000 that would have required an FEC report. Cole was the only declared candidate this cycle.
Cole didn't return a phone call seeking comment. Other Democratic sources said was she frustrated with fundraising and other challenges that often trouble first-time political candidates.

"What I'm gathering is that jumping in the deep end can be difficult for first-time candidates, and she just concluded that the race was not for her," said Judith Hunter, the Livingston County Democratic chair who also chairs  Turn 27 Blue, a coalition of county Democratic leaders and progressive activists who've come together to try to defeat Collins, a Clarence Republican.

...While Cole's departure from the race might surprise those outside Democratic circles, she was by no means guaranteed to get the party's nomination to challenge Collins.

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Global warming causes early northern hemisphere snow and Arctic ice increase "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summer snow starts in California, causing pile-ups on the slick roads, but wait for it, global warming will be blamed. This is the new media move as the cold, snow and Arctic ice increase. The intensification of the effects of our Sun changing Earth's climate will be obvious for all to see this year, that's why the media will go into full court press damage control over what the people of our planet will see in front of their eyes. The media will try to convince you that what your eyes are seeing is false. Sources


Here Is What Happened When A Black Lives Matter Showed Up At A Trump Rally "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

This unexpected moment happened when Black Lives Matter activists were invited on stage at a pro-Trump rally.

There is no denying that there is a lot of racial tension coming to the surface in America at the moment. Groups are becoming more segregated which leads to to more division and differentiation between each other.

Black Lives Matter activists turned up to a pro Trump rally to share their message and while they were met with resistance and hatred they were unexpectedly given the stage to share what they had to say.

Unity is how we move forward and while not everyone met BLM with love, there was a barrier that was broken down through simply allowing a peaceful message to be shared regardless. Please share this video if you agree we should have have more unity in the world!


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Tracking the foliage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its that time of year, and were watching the DNR for optimal fall color watching.

Stevens County has a ways to go yet, and its still rather green outside, but in the next few weeks. If youre trying to figure out which county is mine, were the square one. I know, like that helps. The square one on the west side, due east of the protruding wart on the middle of Minnesotas back, that is half green and half yellow.


Israeli warplanes strike ammunition facility near Damascus International Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing "informed" sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.


Londons Uber ban is a big Brexit mistake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

That is the title given to my latest Bloomberg column.  Excerpt:

The new Britain appears to be a nationalistic, job-protecting, quasi-mercantilist entity, as evidenced by the desire to preserve the work and pay of Londons traditional cabbies. Thats hardly the right signal to send to a world considering new trade deals or possibly foreign investment in the U.K. Uber, of course, is an American company, and it did sink capital into setting up in London and its reputational capital is on the line in what is still Europes most economically important city. This kind of slap in the face wont exactly encourage other market entrants, including in the dynamic tech sector that London so desperately seeking.

I should note that I prefer London cabs, because of their higher quality service, and the people most hurt by this are from lower-income groups.

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Ukraine's defense minister talks of resigning out of fear of future war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak last week filed a report on his resignation, out of fear of a future war. Former Verkhovna Rada deputy Vladimir Oleinik spoke about it to TV channel "Russia 1." "According to our information, last week he (Poltorak - Ed.) made a statement on his resignation to Poroshenko. "Why? Because they are made orally, 'You are preparing for war,'" Oleinik said. "There is no ammunition, the mood in the army is Humpty-Dumpty," said the former deputy.


Listening to The Donald at the UN "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By The Saker September 21, 2017 Information Clearing House   Late this morning, outraged emails started pouring in.  My correspondents reported getting sick and having their heart ache.  The cause of all that?  They had just watched Trumps speech at the UN.  I sighed and decided to watch the full speech for myself.  Yeah, it []


University Says Students Video of Police in Pig Masks Being Beheaded Is Protected By Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A video produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison students is getting a lot of attention, and a lot of hatred from a republican lawmaker.

The video starts with a black male being hanged with an American flag by cops in pig masks and ends with the police officers being beheaded by a black male holding a bloody machete. Trump is talking throughout the video, saying things like his violence on both sides comments that drew widespread criticism. Chants echoing the white supremacists at Charlottesville, you will not replace us, can also be heard as the man is being hanged.

It is intended to promote a student-produced clothing line not affiliated with the university, reported The Journal Sentinel.

UW-Madison condemned the content of the video, but also said it is protected by free speech rights.

Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) called for the university to oppress the constitutional rights of the students. He also suggests police are a race.

This racist video has an intent to incite violence against police officers, Nass said in a statement released with the video. This cant be condoned or ignored.  UW-Madison must act swiftly and decisively against anyone on their campus that promotes hateful actions of this type, Nass said.

Nass made the video available on his legislative website.

Nass believes it is vile and racist anti-police, and deemed it a direct threat to the brave men and women that serve behind the badge, and called on UW-Madison to hold the students accountable.

The lawmaker did not mention holding police accountable for actually killing people, but he does want people held accountable for killing police in a commercial.

Marc Lovi...


The US denies reports it opened a military base in Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A US European Command spokeswoman is knocking down reports that the US opened a military base in Israel just days after US officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate a new building cluster in the country. The new buildings located on the Israeli installation are not a US military base," Meghan Henderson, a media operations official at EUCOM, told The Times of Israel Wednesday. "On September 18, senior leaders from the US military participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony ... to commemorate the opening of a new building on an Israeli Air Force base," the spokeswoman said. On Monday, Israeli Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Zvi Haimovitch declared "the base is here to stay," noting that "this is the first time that we have an American flag flying in an IDF base." But according to the Israeli publication, shortly afterward, the Israeli Defense Forces scrubbed all references to a US military "base" from its website, calling the new endeavour instead a "facility." An Israeli military source verified to The Times of Israel that US military representatives had contacted the IDF to ask for the change in phrasing. US officials reportedly felt obliged to correct their Israeli counterparts because of an apparent legal discrepancy: A "military base" is subject to different legal statutes than a "military facility."


Federal appeals court will hear Whitewater indictment against Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A federal appeals court will hear a case brought by Judicial Watch on Friday to make public draft indictments of Hillary Clinton from the Whitewater scandal in the 1990s. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act requests, wants copies of the documents that the National Archives and Records Administration has declined to release. It filed a FOIA request for the documents in March 2015 and in October 2015 the group sued for the 238 pages of responsive records. According to Judicial Watch: "The National Archives argues that the documents should be kept secret, citing grand jury secrecy and Clinton's personal privacy."


What happens when an ordinary American stands up to the global jihad? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Canada is now discussing criminal penalties for Islamophobia. Facebooks Vice President went to Pakistan in July to assure the Pakistani government that Facebook would remove content critical of Islam. American columnists seriously call for the denial of free speech rights to those who warn about the jihad threat. That call was directed at me, for []


Black Lives Matter Shout Down James Comey At Howard U, Get Out Of Here Comey, Youre Not Our Homie "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Black Lives Matter here. Exactly where does this get them with Comey, who no longer is in government? Protesters chant Black lives they matter here! while former FBI Director James Comey speaks at Howard University BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 22, 2017 Get out of here, Comey. Youre not our homie. Before the speech []


To Help Residents Repair Homes After Irma, Govt Gave Out Code Violations for Damaged Property "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

codeOnly hours after hurricane Irma laid waste to Florida, code enforcement was already issuing warnings to those whose homes were damaged in the storm.


Hysteria! Make-believe gets 5-year old boy suspended from school for 'terrorist threats' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Modesto parents are upset that their 5-year-old son's "pretend play" resulted in him being suspended from school, and said they want the disciplinary action removed from his permanent record. Jackson Riley attends the Great Valley Academy public charter school in Modesto and was suspended for a day for making terrorist threats, TV station Fox 40 reported. The incident occurred Aug. 31, Jackson's father, Ian Riley, told The Bee. He got a call from the school saying the kindergartner had refused to take off his backpack and, when asked why, said there was a bomb in it that would explode if he did so. Riley said he was asked to pick up Jackson, who would be given a one-day suspension. "I said, I'll come get him, but I'm not sure what a suspension will do for a 5-year-old. They said, 'It's what we have to do.'" Riley said Jackson loves his teachers, as do he and his wife, Michelle. "We have two kids there and the teachers are amazing," he said. "Our issue is with the administration's knee-jerk reaction." The school initially sent the Rileys a letter saying their son was suspended for his intent to "threaten, intimidate or harass others." The family was told that was the school code violation that best fit what happened, Ian Riley said.


Soldiers, others rescued from kidnappers den "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The joint military task force (JTF) in the Niger Delta says troops have rescued two abducted soldiers and four civilians from a kidnappers den in Rivers state. Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesman of the force, disclosed this in a statement. He said the operation followed a report of the kidnap of two soldiers who were in transit for banking services in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the state. Abdullahi said after receiving the report, troops were immediately mobilised for Abdullahi said after receiving the report, troops were immediately mobilised for rescue operation....

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Maxine Waters at it again: 'Guarantees' Russian collusion, demands Trump impeachment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has called for Trump's impeachment for the second time in a week, and urged her fellow representatives and the black community to join her in pushing for Trump's ouster. "There is no law that can dictate impeachment," Waters told members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday. "What the Constitution says [about impeachment] is, 'high crimes and misdemeanors' and we define that." "Bill Clinton got impeached because he lied," she added.


US Threat to Cut China Off from the International Dollar May Be Empty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Threat to Cut China Off from the International Dollar May Be Empty from Schiff Gold Earlier this month, the US threatened to lock China out of the dollar system if it doesnt follow UN sanctions on North Korea. Treasury Secretary...

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Spanish police seize millions of ballots for Catalan independence referendum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spanish police on Wednesday seized millions of ballot papers in Catalonia due to be used for an independence referendum which has been banned by Madrid, a source close to the case said. The source, who requested anonymity, told AFP that officers were currently counting them again, but that the number of ballots confiscated in Bigues, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Barcelona, could reach nine million. The seizure comes as thousands took to the streets in Barcelona on Wednesday over the detention of 13 Catalan government officials as the wealthy northeastern region presses ahead with preparations for the October 1 vote.

Two Russian submarines on their way to Black Sea enter Mediterranean "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Two diesel submarines - The Kolpino and the Veliki Novgorod - on the way from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea Fleet have entered the Mediterranean," he said. The submarines will be part of the Russian Navy's permanent group in the Mediterranean. The submarines are moving in the surface position. They are escorted by a salvage tug of the Baltic Fleet. The Kolpino and The Veliki Novgorod are the fifth and sixth in a series of six submarines of project 636.3 built at the Admiralty Shipyards for the Black Sea Fleet. Another project 636.6 submarine - the Krasnodar - was redeployed from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea earlier. It performed a number of tasks as part of the Russian Navy's group in the Mediterranean. On June 23, as the Defense Ministry said, it launched Kalibr cruise missiles against facilities of the Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) in Syria.


Governor loses two security aides within four days "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two security operatives attached to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, have lost their lives within four days apart. The deceased included an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Wale Aderemi, and a mobile police officer, Busoye Olayinka. New Telegraph gathered that the incident has thrown the Governors Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta into mourning, with workers on Amosuns convoy lamenting the shocking fate that befell the officers. Our correspondent learnt that Olayinka, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, died in a fatal accident on Thursday night at Papalanto, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. He was...

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100K nearby galaxies show no signs of advanced technological civilizations, lack technosignatures "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After examining some 100,000 nearby large galaxies in 2015 a team of researchers lead by The Pennsylvania State University astronomer Jason Wright concluded that none of them contain any obvious signs of highly advanced technological civilizations. Turning his focus closer to home this past spring of 2017, Wright proposed that an advanced civilization-an indigenous technological species could have arisen in the solar system before Earth-bound life did. Wright suggests that traces of its technology-"technosignatures"-may have survived, provided they were made of material not easily degraded by erosion or time and may remain hidden awaiting discovery under the surface of Venus and Mars. "As we improve our understanding of ancient Earth and the history of our solar system, perhaps we may someday uncover evidence that suggests the activity of another technological civilization right here in our neighborhood," said Andrew Siemion, the director of Berkeley's SETI Research Center.


What Is North Koreas Problem? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It seems like every other day we hear on the news about North Korea shooting another missle. Some fizzing out like a bottle rocket and others making their way to long distances, even over Japan. Is Kim Jong Un trying to compensate for something with these threats? It looks like a LOT of talk but no action so far. While NK rides on the coattails of communist China, they truly have nothing to fear as a nation. There COULD be forces to try to take down Kim Jon Un but the amount of risk is enough reason not to try to attack. We already know China will interfere in the case that some country attacks North Korea because they have already voiced that action. There is fear that we may have innocent Korean and Japanese citizens killed in the process. And of course our own Americans.


  When it comes to this issue, the liberal progressives truly blow my mind. Please ask yourself; why do you put the blame on President Donald Trump if a war would ensue between us and North Korea when they have been threatening to attack us for decades? Its an understandable argument if Trump ordered our military to attack them FIRST but not the other way around. And in the case if they do attack,...


Kurds ready to pay any price as independence vote nears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters and France 24

Marwan Ibrahim, AFP | Iraqs Kurdistan region president Massud Barzani attends an assembly with Kirkuk provincial Governor Najim al-Din Karim

Text by FRANCE 24 

Latest update : 2017-09-22

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani said on Friday that Iraqs Kurds were ready to pay any price for freedom, rejecting pressure to call off the referendum on independence planned for Monday in northern Iraq.

Adressing a rally in support of the vote in Erbil, the seat of the KRG, Barzani reacted to a United Nations Security Council statement that expressed on Thursday concern over the potential destabilising impact of the vote on Iraq.

Neighbouring countries and Western powers fear the vote could break up the country and stir broader regional ethnic and sectarian conflict. Turkey is holding army border exercises to underline its concerns Iraqi Kurdish separatism could feed insurrection on its soil.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on live television on Friday the vote posed a threat to national security and Ankara will do what is necessary to protect itself. He did not elaborate.

But Hoshyar Zebari, a senior advisor to Barzani, told Reuters: This is the last five metres of the final sprint and we will be standing our ground.

Many Kurds see the vote, though non-binding, as a historic opportunity to achieve self-determination a century after Britain and France divided the Middle East under the Sykes-Picot agreement. That arrangement left 30 million Kurds scattered over Iran, Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

Zebari said delaying the vote without guarantees it could be held on a binding basis after negotiations with Baghdad would be political suicide for the Kurdish leadership and the Kurdish dream of independence.

An opportunity my generation wont see again.

The referendum raises most risk of ethnic conflict in the oil city of Kirkuk, which lies outside the recognised....


A Very Painful Transition Period For Humanity Is Coming As The Elite Try To Salvage Broken System With Universal Basic Income "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The last gasps of a failed system are here. Get ready for what will most certainly be a very painful transition period for humanity.

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Did the Great Recession reduce the US birth rate? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A few years ago it was conventional wisdom that the Great Recession reduced Americas birth rate.  Thats possible, but its striking how little evidence there is for that claim.  Its true that the birth rate declined between 2007 and 2010, but we all know that correlation doesnt prove causation.  And theres a lot of evidence pointing in the opposite direction.  Heres one popular measure of the birth rate:

Now lets consider all of the evidence against the claim that the Great Recession reduced Americas birth rate:

1. Rich countries tend to have much lower birth rates than poor countries.  So poverty doesnt seem to reduce birth rates.

2.  If you prefer time series evidence; the US birth rate has trended down for 100 years, even as weve become much richer.

3.  Its true that the birth rate fell during the 1930s, but it fell much faster during the booming 1920s.  It fell especially sharply during 1955-73, one of the very best periods ever for having big nuclear families with stay at home moms.  The birth rate was flat during the bad period of 1979-83, when unemployment soared to 10.8%, but fell during the booming 1990s.  Go figure.

4.  In 2016, the birth rate declined in 2016 to the lowest rate ever, despite one of the fastest 2-year growth spurts in real median household income ever seen in US data:

There may be a slight lag in the impact of the economy on the birth rate, but if we dont see a sharp rise in the birth rate in 2017, then we may need to revise the conventional wisdom on the Great Recession.

5.  The birth rate decline has been far sharper for teens than for other groups:

In the United States, teen-aged moms are increasingly rare. In 2016, the teen birth rate dropped 9% compared to the previous year, a new gover...


[WATCH] Green Bay Police Officers Suspended Without Pay in Excessive Force Probe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GREEN BAY More city police officers have been disciplined in connection with a February traffic stop in which officers used a Taser three times on an unarmed man, handcuffed

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Russian MoD reports Russian sub hits terrorist group with Kalibr missiles after military police attacked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Russian submarine has destroyed several targets in Syria with a barrage of Kalibr cruise missiles, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The missiles hit the assets of jihadists, who attacked a unit of Russian Military Police earlier this week, it said. The 'Veliky Novgorod' attack submarine of the Varshavyanka class (designated "Improved Kilo" by NATO) fired the missiles on Friday from the Mediterranean Sea, the ministry said in a statement. The barrage targeted command points, training camps and military hardware of a terrorist group based in the Idlib governorate, which had earlier attacked Russian troops stationed in the neighboring Hama governorate, it said. The attack started on Tuesday morning, with incoming fire from territory controlled by various militant groups opposing the government of Syria. Russia said it was conducted by the group previously known as Al-Nusra Front and was aimed at capturing three dozen Russian Military Police troops, who were deployed north-west of the city of Hama to monitor a ceasefire in the area.


Benedict Cumberbatch: 'We looked into housing Syrian refugees, but decided against it' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Back in October of 2015, at the conclusion of a London performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch used his curtain call to attack the British government for agreeing to accept only 20,000 Syrian refugees. "F-ck the politicians" he howled, before asking the audience to contribute money to the cause. "We've got to do something about it," the overrated actor insisted. Some two years later, in a recent interview with The Big Issue, Cumberbatch revealed exactly what he did do on behalf of Syrian refugees. He "did look into" housing them, and then decided against it: [P]eople were saying, 'You've got a home, why don't you house refugees?' And we did look into it. But we had, then, a very new baby - maybe four or five months old. Maybe people had a point. I understand why some might think I should be housing people instead of complaining about a government not doing it. But I was trying to raise awareness that we can do more as a society. Because I do feel we are able to do more than just recovering bodies. So basically, after blasting the British government for agreeing to help a full 20,000 refugees, Cumberbatch is unwilling to house even one. Moreover, my guess is that not a single one of those 20,000 will be resettled anywhere near whatever estate the multimillionaire Cumberbatch currently resides within.


Spoofed IRS notice delivers RAT through link updating trick "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The malware delivery trick involving updating links in Word documents is apparently gaining some traction: the latest campaign to use it likely takes the form of fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The fake email includes an attachment, supposedly a CP2000 notice, which is sent by the IRS when the income and/or payment information they have on file doesnt match the information the person reported on his or her tax return. This mismatch More


Gabon arrest of ivory trafficker "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 19, 2017
On Monday 18 September in Libreville, an ivory trafficker from Mayumba was
arrested by the judicial police and the Eaux et For?ts with the support of
the NGO Conservation Justice.

The transaction was to be held in a hotel in the Montagne Sainte district.

Thanks to extensive investigations, the mixed team was able to foil the
ivory trafficking and the organizer was arrested. Samba Camara, the brains
of the operation, was arrested in flagrante delicto for the detention,
transport, and marketing of the products of an integrally protected
species, 4 tusks of elephant ivory totaling 27 kg.

The offender, originally from Mayumba, from where the ivory would also
come, would not be at his first facts in terms of trafficking and will have
to answer that in court.

He faces six months in prison. In neighboring countries, sentences are
heavier, with 5 years in prison in Congo and 3 in Cameroon. Under these
conditions, the traffickers would logically favor Gabon. Recent articles in
the English newspapers The Mirror and Independent mention that ivory
originally from Gabon finances terrorist activities, including Boko Haram,
in other countries. These facts have been confirmed by the National Agency
of National Parks.[These latter reports are unfounded no evidence at all. KS]

As ivory traffic generates significant financial benefits and flows, it can
be understood that it may be of interest and linked to other types of
crime. The links between ivory trafficking and security issues are numerous
and have been highlighted in many countries.

This news service is provided by Save the Elephants.


WATCH: Mapuches Denounce Illegal Police Operations in Argentina "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally published by Indigenous Mapuche leaders have denounced that Argentine police entered their territory without a judicial order with the excuse of searching for disappeared activist Santiago Maldonado. The Neuquen Mapuche Confederation said in a statement that police... Read More

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The Po-Po is Going Through Your Poo-Poo To See What Youre Smokin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yep, scientists have now provided a way for law enforcement to use cellphone data and sewage contents to determine if you are using illicit/illegal drugs. Theres an old adage that says When everything is illegal, nothing is illegal!

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Malawi three arrested in Lilongwe for possession of ivory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Nyasa Times

Elijah Phimbi
September 20, 2017

Malawi Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody three men at Kanengo
Police Station following their arrest after being found in possession of
Ivory illegal on Monday this week.

According to Kanengo Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Laban Makalani,
the three were arrested by Wildlife Crime Investigators at Kanengo
Industrial Site following a tip from well wishers.

Makalani identified the three as David Nyadani (39), Mike Josephy (37) and
Wisdom Milosi (49).

He said the three reside at Namitete and they travelled to Lilongwe in
search of a market to sell the ivory.

The ivory weighed 1.4 Kilograms and its estimated worth is about K2,

They will soon appear before court to answer charges of Illegal Possession
of Protected Species and dealing in Government trophies contrary to Section
86 (1) and 91 of Wildlife Act said Makalani.

The trio hails from Traditional Authority Kalolo in Lilongwe.


What Now for Puerto Rico? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I continue to see apocalyptic estimates that it will take about four months for electric power to be restored on the island of Puerto Rico. There must be some way that we can improve on that number. We definitely should marshal every expert and every resource we have to do better than that. In the meantime, however, it will inevitably cause a least a short-term exodus of people to the mainland. Anyone with the resources or family connections to move is going to move. Would you stay somewhere without power for months if you had any alternative? What happens to the economy in a situation like that? How do you make a living and pay the rent or the mortgage?

Our first concern should be humanitarian. Generators and the fuel to power them should be near the top of the list. Health care facilities will need them, but also businesses that might thereby manage to operate, stay afloat, and keep people employed. Vulnerable people who need electricity to power life-saving medical equipment may have to be evacuated, and theyll need some kind of housing. This is an unimaginable catastrophe.

Inevitably, many of the people who come to the mainland over the next few months will not make it back anytime soon, if ever. The second they arrive somewhere in the fifty states, theyll be eligible to vote. In some places, particularly Florida, their numbers may be large enough to change political outcomes. If they align overwhelmingly with one political party, this will be much more likely. For this reason, both parties have an interest in avoiding a situation where they are blamed for an inadequate response. If the Republicans discover that theyre not getting much support from the refuges, theyll be all the more incentivized to repair Puerto Rico quickly so that a reverse migration takes place.

These dynamics could be helpful in terms of Puerto Rico getting the attention and resources that it needs. Theres still a longer-term risk though that the imposition of harsh conditions for repayment of loans and other efforts to Detroitify the island will cause a political backlash. This process was already in motion before the hurricanes hit, but it will probably go into overdrive now.

Its also not clear to me that law and order can stand up for months when there is no power and people cant get their basic needs met. What this might do to the existing political order in Puerto Rico and how it might erode sympathy on the mainland are hard to predict. I cant even predict whether this will add or subtract from the sentiment for full sta...

Yes, Roy Moore Hates the Gays "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I am a little perplexed that people are focusing so much today on the fact that Roy Moore, an Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, said back in 2015 that homosexuality ought to be illegal. I thought that this was a core belief of Moores that pretty much everyone who knew even a tiny bit about him already understood. I mean, isnt the following the most basic biographical information about Moore?

Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building, despite orders to do so by a federal court

Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for directing probate judges to continue to enforce the states ban on same-sex marriage despite the fact that it had been overturned. Following an unsuccessful appeal, Moore resigned in April 2017, and announced that he would be running for the United States Senate seat which was vacated by Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as Attorney General of the United States.

Hes a fundamentalist who thinks the Old Testament is binding law. Thats who he is and thats why hes been twice removed as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution. If you didnt know that he considered homosexuality to be prohibited by biblical law and that he considers biblical law to be preeminent over civil law, Im not sure you knew anything about this guy at all.

Thats not to say that people shouldnt highlight these facts, especially with the special election less than a week away, but its hardly breaking news.

Heres something that people probably dont know but should:

Moore was also a notable opponent of a proposed amendment to the Alabama constitution in 2004. Known as Amendment 2, the proposed legislation would have removed wording from the state constitution that referred to poll taxes and required separate schools for white and colored children, a practice already outlawed due to civil rights-era legislation during the Civil Rights Movement. Moore and other opponents of the measure argued that the amendments wording would have allowed federal judges to force the state to fund public school improvements with increased taxes. Voters in Alabama narrowly defeated the proposed amendment, with a margin of 1,850 votes out of 1.38 million...

Were Manafort and Flynn Recruited? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wikipedia has a pretty darn good page on methods of spy recruitment, which I found to be a pleasant surprise. Most people find matters of espionage confusing and frustrating, which is understandable because its part of the plan for all well-designed clandestine activities. Some things are more difficult than others, though, and its certainly easier to understand how you should go about getting someone to betray their country than it is to pierce the plausible deniability built into every decent covert operation.

Simple greed is the most classic weakness spies exploit to recruit foreign agents, but sex isnt too far behind. Financial inducements can work in cases where need rather than greed is the motivator. Americans have been able to exploit access to our generally excellent health care system, for example, by making expensive surgeries available for spouses and children. During the Cold War, ideological affinity worked well for the Soviets, but the Russians have moved on to exploiting left-wing disgust with iniquities in American society rather than relying on the theoretical attractiveness of their own. When working spotting promising recruits, disaffection is a major attraction. Someone prominent who is visibly upset with how theyve been treated is a natural target. Sometimes simple flattery can work with them without the need to cultivate their thirst for revenge. In some cases, naivet or basic stupidity can be exploited, particularly when the subject doesnt realize that theyre being recruited at all. In other cases, ex-pats lingering prideful loyalty to their homeland can be used to get them to turn on their adopted country. And, of course, theres the old trusty blackmail.

I wasnt surprised to see that ex-CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash was on television yesterday saying that it is quite possible that Paul Manafort was sent to the Trump campaign by the Russians. That had been my first thought ever since I read that Manafort had applied for the job unsolicited and with the promise that he would require no pay. All I knew about Manafort at the time was that he had been a partner with Roger Stone in an epically cynical influence-peddling consulting and lobbying firm during the 1980s. Hed worked for some of the most notorious dictators in the world and had a business model based on his ability to...

The Only Memorial Robert E. Lee Should Ever Get "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I dont think Robert E. Lee is the personification of evil. He was a complicated man who had many admirable qualities. But he made the wrong decision when he decided to commit treason in the defense of slavery, and we need to always keep some key statistics in mind. Approximately 620,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War. On the Union side, 360,222 people died preserving the integrity and unity of our nation. You cant celebrate Gen. Lees military genius without taking into consideration his contribution to those numbers.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of space to bury 360,222 people. The available burial plots in and around northern Virginia filled up quickly.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, most military personnel who died in battle near Washington, D.C., were buried at the United States Soldiers Cemetery in Washington, D.C., or Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia, but by late 1863 both were nearly full. On July 16, 1862, Congress passed legislation authorizing the U.S. federal government to purchase land for national cemeteries for military dead, and put the U.S. Army Quartermaster General in charge of this program. In May 1864, Union forces suffered large numbers of dead in the Battle of the Wilderness. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs ordered that an examination of eligible sites be made for the establishment for a large new national military cemetery. Within weeks, his staff reported that Arlington Estate was the most suitable property in the area. The property was high and free from floods (which might unearth graves), it had a view of the District of Columbia, and it was aesthetically pleasing. It was also the home of the leader of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America, and denying Robert E. Lee use of his home after the war was a valuable political consideration.

Its nice to pretend that the Arlington Estates high ground was a major consideration, but we all know that burying the dead in Robert E. Lees yard was a way of punishing him for his treachery and the butchery we was causing to the Union forces. Arlington National Cemetery is the nations monument to Robert E. Lee. It is a fully appropriate fuck you to a man who was invited to lead the Unions forces but chose to fight for secession and slavery.

On April 18 [1861], Lee met separately with Francis Preston Blair Sr. and General Winfield Scott. Empowered by Lincoln to ascertain Lees intentions and feelings, Blair asked Lee to assume command of the army being raised to put down the rebell...

Puerto Rico Will Need Our Help and Attention "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Puerto Rico is devastated. There's no power on the island and it could be months until it is restored. We're going to have to pull together and come up with some innovative and creative solutions here, because we haven't seen a humanitarian crisis in our country like this in my memory.


Can the Senate Republicans Get to Fifty? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senate Republicans seem exasperated with Rand Pauls contempt for their stupid Graham-Cassidy health care idiocy. But apparently they arent even trying to change his mind. I dont think most Democrats trust Sen. Paul to vote no, but his Republican colleagues seem convinced that he will. Thats why theyre focused on flipping two votes from the three members who voted against and killed the moronic skinny repeal bill back in early August.

Of the three, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine seems like the hardest case. But if they cant convince her to basically walk back everything shes said about health care over the last two months, theyll have to get both Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to come over to their fantasyland idea of rational health care policymaking.

Now, Murkowski and Collins are both supporters of Planned Parenthood and while they might not have the best voting records, theyre more pro- than anti-choice. I suppose neither side would really want to claim Murkowski, but shes definitely an unnatural ally of the Graham-Cassidy bill.

Which makes this interesting:

[Rand] Paul is also drawing opposition from the anti-abortion lobby, a reliable ally. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Pauls outright opposition to the bill and his dismissiveness of the pro-life priorities within it is alarming and damaging and called his stance an unacceptable position for a pro-life Senator to have.

Sergio Gor, a spokesman for Paul, replied: There is no one more pro life then Senator Rand Paul.

If opposing Graham-Cassidy is an unacceptable position for an anti-choice senator to have, then supporting it must be an unacceptable position for a pro-choice senator to have. If that holds, it would seem that theres no chance that Collins and Murkowski will flip.

Now, Murkowski has a nuanced position. Shes Catholic and personally morally opposed to abortion, but she also interprets her oath of office as committing her to upholding the Constitution. And she says that the Constitution protects abortion rights. On the other hand, she also interprets the Constitution as allowing reasonable federa...


John Pilger: Propaganda and Censorship Is the Real Problem in the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger Watching the Hawks RT on Sept 18, 2017 With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and []


Ive not gained a single thing from PDP, says Ifeanyi Ubah "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, says he has not gained anything from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Reacting to reports of his suspension in a telephone interview on Channels TVs Politics Today, Ubah said he had not gained a single thing from the PDP in his entire life. I am not doing this because of myself; I have not for once gained one single thing from PDP in my entire life and I stand to be challenged if PDP can tell anybody anything that they gave...

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Extremely Violent Times Will Come End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts in Orange County "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Orange County, Califnornia residents were stunned by an ominous message that appeared on their cable programming at around 11:05am Pacific time.

Realize This, Extremely Violent Times Will Come


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Preparing for Further E.T. Contact -- The 9th Dimensional Arcturian Council "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Preparing for Further E.T. Contact The 9th Dimensional Arcturian Council

SEP 22 2017

Source: Rainbow Wave of Light

Greetings. We are the Arcturian Council. We are pleased to connect with all of you.

We are giving you a taste of what it will be like for you to have full contact with extra-terrestrials. We have an energy that is foreign to your solar system and to your planet. Our energy is Arcturian. Each star system and each planet, moon, sun, and other celestial body within each star system has a unique vibrational signature.

So as you receive our energy transmissions, you ready yourselves for that which is otherworldly, that which is coming from far, far away. Now, the energy that you receive from us, with the unique Arcturian signature that it has, readies for you for further contact with highly evolved beings. We are not intending to come across as boastful, but the Arcturian star system is known for having a high vibration and for having very spiritually attuned inhabitants.

So you will know when you are connecting with a highly evolved being because it will feel familiar to connect with that being. That will be due in part to the connections that we have made and are making with you through these transmissions and at other times when you are relaxing or asleep.

You will want to interact with these evolved beings because of what they will activate even more within you, and they will be able to help you to navigate through your ascension process. The well-intentioned beings in this galaxy far outnumber those who are seeking to control and manipulate, and that is also true of the beings on planet Earth. So synchronizing, harmonizing with the beings that are going to help you is easier than you might think.

Getting over the differences in appearance will be harder. Getting over the differences in customs and practices will be harder, but....


Vacate proscription order, #IPOB tells court "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked a federal high court in Abuja to vacate its order proscribing the group. On Wednesday, the court declared IPOB a terrorist organisation, proscribing it in the same breath. This followed an application filed by the attorney-general of the federation at the court, asking it to outlaw the group. But in a counter application seen by TheCable, on Friday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, asked the court to vacate the order because the group is non-violent. He also argued...

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Mel Brooks Calls Political Correctness The Death Of Comedy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Right on target. Via Daily Caller: Comedy legend Mel Brooks is speaking out about political correctness and how it is leading to the death of comedy. Best known for his politically incorrect comedies like Blazing Saddles and The Producers, Brooks has always taken risks with his writing by satirizing racism. Brooks, who said he could []


In Mexico City, Civil Society Rises To Confront Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Thursday, rescuers in Mexico City continued to dig through the rubble of many downed buildings, attempting to pull survivors out of the wreckage from the deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked the city on two days earlier.

First responders and volunteers dug through the rubble of a collapsed school in the southern part of the city for children buried in the fallen books and bricks. Reuters reported early Thursday that eleven other children were rescued from the Enrique Rebsamen School, where students are aged roughly six to 15. Twenty-one children and four adults there were killed.Scores of survivors have already been pulled out of the rubble of various disaster sites all over the sprawling city. The quake has taken the lives of over 230 people with thousands more injured.

I spoke to Flashpoints Special Correspondent Molly Goss in Mexico City about the impact of the quake and the special role civil society has played and is playing in the rescue and recovery efforts. Goss herself was trapped in a building after the quake but managed to escape with co-workers. I spoke to Goss on September 20.

Dennis Bernstein: Molly, you yourself were trapped in a building after the quake. Essentially you were stuck inside a building and couldnt get out. We are glad you are safe now.

You were saying earlier that the quake came only hours after the whole city had done drills and a remembrance of the massive 1985 earthquake that killed thousands of Mexicans.

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Molly Goss: It was incredible, because two hours earlier we had done the drills that are performed every September 19, here in Mexico City, to commemorate what happened in 1985. We were able to get out of the building fine during the drill but later the door jammed and prevented us from getting out.

DB: We know now that over 225 people have been killed, including at least 21 children and five adults who died when a primary school collapsed in Mexico City. The collapse of buildings has become essentially a pandemic in the city. Talk a little bit about what is going on in the streets.

MG: I live in an area that was pretty badly affected by the quake. The southern part of the city was probably worst affected but some of the central parts were also hard hit. One of my neighbors was outside his house trying t...


This is the Everything Bubble (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the Everything Bubble Video The Money GPS Video Source

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ISSUES: The 2017 resolution South East should make Nkechi Odoma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is usual for people to have resolutions with the arrival of a New Year and the several groups claiming to represent the interests of the Igbo nation in southeast Nigeria would do well to announce realistic resolutions for the year 2017. The resolutions should centre around advancing the geo-ethnic agenda without engaging in acts that amount to self harming. Self harming is precisely what all the groups IPOB, BIM, MASSOB that agitated for Igbo interests did in the preceding years. Less than one week into the year...

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The growing affinity between Netanyahu's Israel and the West's far-right is hardly surprising "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The affinity between Netanyahu's Israel and the West's far-right is understandable. Both detest a human rights discourse they have yet to crush. Both mobilize their supporters with dog-whistle Islamophobia. Both prefer militarized, fear-based societies and both share an obsession with Jew hatred.


Driving Ms. Deep State: Morgan Freeman Psy-Op Shows Desperation of US Establishment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Andrew Korybko | Sputnik | September 20, 2017 Morgan Freemans latest publicly stunt permanently stained his legacy after the famous actor decided to join the fake news industry by passing off a blockbuster script as a true story. Morgan Freeman declared in his latest two-minute video that We have been attacked. We are at []


(Video) Intel Officer Reveals Obama to be First President Charged with Felony Indictment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published on Sep 21, 2017

BREAKING: Intel Officer Reveals How Obama Will Be First President In History To Be Hit With a FELONY INDICTMENT.


The Demise of the Dollar: Dont Hold Your Breath "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The demise of the U.S. dollar has been a staple of the financial media for decades. The latest buzzword making the rounds is de-dollarization, which describes the move away from USD in global payments.

De-dollarization is often equated with the demise of the dollar, but this reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the currency markets.

Look, I get it: the U.S. dollar arouses emotions because its widely seen as one of the more potent tools of U.S. hegemony. Lots of people are hoping for the demise of the dollar, for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with the actual flow of currencies or the role of currencies in the global economy and foreign exchange (FX) markets.

So there is a large built-in audience for any claim that the dollar is on its deathbed.

I understand the emotional appeal of this, but investors and traders cant afford to make decisions on the emotional appeal of superficial claimsnot just in the FX markets, but in any markets.

So lets ground the discussion of the demise of the USD in some basic fundamentals. Now would be a good time to refill your beverage/drip-bag because were going to cover some dynamics that require both emotional detachment and focus.

First, forget what currency were talking about. If the USD raises your hackles, then substitute quatloos for USD.

There are three basic uses for currency:

1. International payments. This can be thought of as flow: if I buy a load of bat guano and the seller demands payment in quatloos, I convert my USD to quatloosa process that is essentially real-timerender payment, and Im done with the FX part of the transaction.

It doesnt matter what currency I start with or what currency I convert my payment into to satisfy the sellerI only hold that currency long enough to complete the transaction: a matter of seconds.

If sellers demand I use quatloos, pesos, rubles or RMB for those few moments, the only thing that matters is the availability of the currency and the exchange rate in those few moments.

2. Foreign reserves. Nation-states keep reserves for a variety of reasons, one being to support their own currency if imbalances occur that push their currency in unwanted directi...

Chile: Urgent Call for National & International Solidarity with the 107+ Day Mapuche Political Prisoner Hunger Strike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Since July 7th, 2017, four Mapuche Political Prisoners have maintained a hunger strike that has now lasted upwards of over 107 days. They have been held in pre-trial custody for over a year, under what has been considered an abusive and irregular process under the Anti-Terrorist Law in using anonymous witnesses. Despite the announcements made by the Prosecutor, Luis Torres, in finalizing the investigation seven months ago, bypassing the recent Chilean Independence celebrations, the trial has yet to commence. Family members and support networks have solicited the Chilean government to deal with the prisoners situation, recurring to regional authorities and even to the Ministers of the Interior and Justice, but these have remained evasive and broad in their response. Family and prisoner support networks had given a 72-hour ultimatum, which ended on Wednesday September 20th, 2017, with no response from government officials.

Various protests have taken place nationally and internationally that demand justice for Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal Coche, and brothers Ariel Alexis Trangol Galindo, Benito Rubn Trangol Galindo, and Pablo Ivn Trangol Galindo, imprisoned...


Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wouldnt it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?


Puerto Rico: They call the wind Maria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maria blows the stars around Sets the clouds a-flyin Maria makes The mountains sound like folks was out there dyin Maria (Maria) Maria (Maria) They call The wind Maria The scenes from Puerto Rico are horrific: Ruin, destruction, flooding, and no electricity, cell signals or clean water for three and a half millionAmericans. Read my post, Puerto Rico: []


The Demise of the Dollar: Dont Hold Your Breath "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Charles Hugh Smith The demise of the U.S. dollar has been a staple of the financial media for decades. The latest buzzword making the rounds...


The End Is Nigh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The End Is Nigh
by Jeff Thomas

"Recently, US Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin stated, If China doesn't follow these sanctions [against North Korea], we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S. and international dollar system."

By this, he meant that the US would shut China out of the SWIFT system, through which the great majority of international settlements are facilitated. In stating this, the US government is doing nothing less than threatening economic warfare against China, which would unquestionably prove catastrophic to the global economy.

This is astonishingly shortsighted, as the US can no more do without trade with China than China can do without trade with the US. Further, the US will unquestionably pressure its other trading partners (particularly the EU) to endorse and follow the sanctions. This they will not comply with, as it would serve to cut their own economic throats. The relationships between the US and their partners have been wearing thin in recent years and the present threat against China is very likely to prove to be the final straw. The net effect would be to place the US out on an economic limb, alone.

There may be those who disagree with t...


The world is slowly moving toward de-dollarization "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The issue of when a global reserve currency begins or ends is not an exact science. There are no press releases announcing it, and neither are there big international conferences that end with the signing of treaties and a photo shoot. Nevertheless we can say with confidence that the reign of every world reserve currency has to come to an end at some point in time. During a changeover from one global currency to another, gold (and to a lesser extent silver) has always played a decisive role. Central banks and governments have long been aware that the dollar has a sell-by date as a reserve currency. But it has taken until now for the subject to be discussed openly. The fact that the issue has been on the radar of a powerful bank like JP Morgan for at least five years, should give one pause. Questions regarding the global reserve currency are not exactly discussed on CNBC every day. Most mainstream economists avoid the topic like the plague. The issue is too politically charged. However, that doesn't make it any less important for investors to look for answers. On the contrary. The following questions need to be asked: What indications are there that the world is turning its back on the US dollar? And what are the clues that gold's role could be strengthened in a new system? The mechanism underlying today's "dollar standard" is widely known and the term "petrodollar" describes it well. This system is based on an informal agreement the US and Saudi Arabia arrived at in the mid-1970s. The result of this deal: Oil, and consequently all other important commodities, is traded in US dollars - and only in US dollars. Oil producers then "recycle" these "petrodollars" into US treasuries. This circular flow of dollars has enabled the US to pile up a towering mountain of debt of nearly $20 trillion - without having to worry about its own financial stability. At least, until now.


India Gold Imports Triple August 2017 Despite BIS Puppet Narendra Modi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite rising prices, a tax increase, and government attempts to tighten regulation of the jewelry industry, gold continues to flow into India. Gold imports into the country nearly tripled year-on-year in August. An estimated 60 tons of the yellow metal flowed into the Asian nation last month, up from 22.3 tons in August 2017. This []


Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Botnets, like Mirai, that are capable of infecting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices are constantly increasing and are mainly designed to conduct Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but researchers have discovered that cybercriminals are using botnets for mass spam mailings. New research conducted by Russian security firm Doctor Web has revealed that a Linux Trojan,


How to find bash shell function source code on Linux/Unix "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I am a new Linux server user. I cannot figure out how to find out the source code of a bash function named foo() which is defined. How to locate the file where a bash function is defined and how to view the source code of foo() from shell prompt itself?


Fraud: Mainstream Polls Use 29% More Democrats Than Republicans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So when you wonder how off the 2016 polls are, it wasnt an accident. But they essentially screwed themselves becuase they believed them. Via Washington Examiner: Most of the top political polls that got the 2016 presidential race dead wrong are continuing to use a flawed methodology in rating President Trumps approval ratings that favors []


GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Quid Pro Quo" -- September 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

There are three areas of jeopardy for the current orange president:

1) Obstruction of Justice

The firing FBI Director James Comey.

2) Collusion

Illegal consorting with senior Kremlin officials to help him win the 2016 Presidential elections.

3) Money Laundering

Russian criminal elements feeding Trump money by buying his properties over the past 10 years.

The deeper problem here is not about Trump however, it's that "Crooked Hillary" was 100x worse than Trump on these same issues running a "quid pro qou" bribing system through the Clinton Foundation for over two decades.

66 million American adults voted for Trump.

69 million Americans adults voted for Clinton.

Translated: An overwhelming majority of Americans are sound asleep when it comes to all things politics.

Oblivious to reality.

And what's worse, a similar unfounded confidence exists in both American military and economic superiority perception globally.

Meaning, the US population, just like the North Korean population, has little to no idea of how or why the world actually works because of a lifelong media brainwashing campaign waged against them, all be it unkn...


Pensions and Debt Time Bomb in UK: 1 Trillion Crisis Looms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pensions and Debt Time Bomb in UK: 1 Trillion Crisis Looms by Jan Skoyles Gold Core 1 trillion crisis looms as pensions deficit and consumer loans snowball out of control UK pensions deficit soared by 100B to 710B,...

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As Sanctions Hit Civilians, South Korea To Send Food & Medicine To North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a move no one expected, and which puts them squarely at odds with the US, South Korea yesterday announced the provision of a new $8 million aid package for neighboring North Korea. The provision of humanitarian aid is directly in contrast with US calls for more pressure.

South Koreas Unification Ministry says that there is no risk of the aid being diverted to military use, and will not include any cash payments. Rather, the aid is to wholly be in the form of food and medicine for children and pregnant women.

Related | Beating The Drum For A Good Nuclear War With North Korea

This is particularly timely, as North Korean Ambassador Han Tae Song was complaining to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Wednesday that the mounting UN-imposed sanctions are endangering local children, and forcing cuts in both health and education for them.

That UN sanctions are predominantly hitting children is hardly a shock, as its generally the case with major sanctions against any country. That South Korea is mitigating the worst of this harm risks fueling leading to a US backlash, as the US and South Korea have long been on different pages on North Korea, as to whether to continue escalating tensions or try diplomacy.

That South Korea is mitigating the worst of this harm risks fueling leading to a US backlash, as the US and South Korea have long been on different pages on North Korea, as to whether to continue escalating tensions or try diplomacy.

Top photo | South Korean workers load packs of rice for North Korea into a Vietnamese ship at Gunsan port in Gunsan, South Korea. (AP/ Lee Jin-man)

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DNC Has Another Tragic Fundraising Month Goes Further in Hole "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The DNC had another tragic fundraising month.
When you cater to the non-working class these things happen.

Even the liberal media is starting to talk.

Boy wonder Obama left the party broke and in shambles.

The DNC is out of ideas and out of cash.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

The Democratic National Committees already dire financial standing worsened during the month of August, according to its Wednesday night filing to the FEC.

The DNC raised just $4.4 million last month, the second lowest August fundraising figure for the party in the past decade. The party had less cash on hand at the end of the month than it did at the beginning, as its spending outpaced its fundraising by $44,575.

And it gets worse. The DNCs debt substantially increased from $3.4 million to $4.1 million, a figure equal to about 60 percent of the committees total cash on hand.

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[WATCH] Columbus Police Beat Timothy Davis So Badly He Couldnt Even Walk Into Jail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

COLUMBUS The mother of Timothy Davis said new video released by the Franklin County Sheriffs Office Tuesday proves her son was so badly beaten by Columbus Police that he

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The Danger Of Patriotism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Danger Of Patriotism | dictator | Government Government Control Government Corruption Sleuth Journal Society Special Interests

By: Bob Livingston, Personal Liberty Digest | 

My friends, it is frightening how simple we are and how easily we are manipulated simply because we are intellectually lazy.

The U.S. establishment has confused cause and effect by and through a flag-waving mania in America. Patriotism throughout history has covered a multitude of mischief. We are seeing it now!

Phony patriotism is strong leverage against a population ignorant of the ways of treason by its own government. I also have no doubt that U.S. history is full of wars for democracy killing millions under the propaganda of patriotism with the majority support of the people and the full support of all but a small cadre of elected representatives who are paid by the federal government, incidentally. In addition the millions of foreign dead, these wars have left hundreds of thousands of American military members dead or maimed physically and/or emotionally.

The whole world knows about the U.S. military industrial complex war machine and its pursuit of profits. But Americans tend to turn a blind eye.

When George Washington said government is force, he meant that government is force against its own people.

Since by definition government is force, then it follows that government will use any ruse imaginable to increase its power. Increased use of government force or power could backfire unless skillfully handled and justified in the public mind. Therefore governments rarely take action unless accompanied by skillful propaganda.

The brouhaha over certain NFL players refusal to stand for the playing of the Star Spangled Banner has erupted anew. The reaction of most Americans who claim to believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights is that this expression cannot be tolerated it is un-American it is unpatriotic.

But is it? Or is it not the most American of all things to resist and rebel against what we perceive as tyranny and its symbols?

If we deny one whether through intimidation and threats, monetary sanctions or government force his rights, are we not creating a situation wh...


Dozens dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


People smugglers are increasingly testing a new migrant route through the Black Sea to Romania


Saudi Muslim cleric: Women have a quarter the brainpower of men "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Self-righteous Westerners who indulge in moral equivalences such as discrimination against women isnt unique to any one religion would do well to educate themselves, or make their claims to the real victims of Islamic doctrine, which assigns an inferior status to women.  It also sanctions female genital mutilation and the rape of infidel women, both []


GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Sweet" -- September 22. 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

So the RV process began officially at noon on Wednesday. Sweet.

This coincided with sundown in the Middle East on Tuesday September 20, 2017 which was Wednesday in China.

All nations then went gold backed by noon Thursday September 21, 2017.

Abadi's speech was to then roll out and away we went with out numbers spilling out at 8pm EDT.

This a Wednesday / Thursday process was engaged we were told. The military was ready and had declared martial law and informed local police forces of such.

Private redemptions were to go all through the weekend. And yet... bupkis... which translates from Yiddish to mean "shivering shit balls."

Blame Kurdistan! Yup, Kurdistan!

Although Israel got to Kurdistan somehow made them to pull back with a snap referendum on September 25 (after all countries must be legally gold backed by their own Constitutions) and asked for 3% more (20% from 17%) for their oil revenues as a good standing member of the new Iraq government.

This in exchange for what exactly? Bupkis that's what.

Israel has no more money coming in from anywhere. Netanyahu just went around the world begging for scraps to stay afloat before coming to the UN with utterly empty pockets.

Because Abadi doesn't really have a signed majority constitution without the Kurds, so there can be no rate because Kurdistan pulled back on the pre-negotiated percentage trying to create leverage at the last second.


The Demise of the Dollar: Don't Hold Your Breath "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Charles Hugh Smith The demise of the US dollar has been a staple of the financial media for decades. The latest buzzword making the rounds is de-dollarization, which describes the move away from USD in global payments.

Equifax Breach Is a Reminder of Societys Larger Cybersecurity Problems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By The Conversation The Equifax data breach was yet another cybersecurity incident involving the theft of significant personal data from a large company. Moreover, it is another reminder that the modern world depends on...

Irma illusions and realities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If human emissions made Irma worse, did they also bring the 12-year lull in Cat 4-5 hurricanes? Paul Driessen Hurricanes Harvey and Irma brought out the best in us. Millions of Americans are giving money, toil and sweat to help victims rebuild. Unfortunately, the storms also highlighted some peoples baser instincts. Some advanced ideological commitments

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Strong Towns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins with two parallel scenarios: In the first, a man named Arthur Dent wakes up in his rural English home only to find that a bulldozer outside is about to demolish his house in order to build a highway bypass through it.

After deciding to lay in front of the bulldozer to prevent his home from being destroyed, his conversation with the bulldozer driver goes like this:

"Come off it, Mr. Dent," [the driver] said, "you can't win, you know. You can't lie in front of the bulldozer indefinitely [...] I'm afraid you're going to have to accept it. This bypass has got to be built and it's going to be built!"

"First I've heard of it," said Arthur, "why's it got to be built?"

"What do you mean, why's it got to be built?" he said. "It's a bypass. You've got to build bypasses."

Protetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council explains:

As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the galaxy invoke the building of a hyperspace express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition.

(Shouts of terror emit around the globe.)

There's no point acting all surprised about it; the plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your earth years. If you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that's your own lookout.

There are some important Strong Towns issues explored here in just the first few pages of the book. First, how many people throughout history have been told "We need to bulldoze your house to build a highway"? And, when they ask why, are provided with little more answer than Arthur Dent receives: "It's a highway. You've got to build highways." Take a look at.........


US To Extract Minerals From Afghanistan To Defray Cost Of US Assistance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Companies are planning on taking a larger role in extracting Afghanistans enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Thursday.

According to a White House statement, the presidents agreed that the development of Afghan minerals by U.S. companies would develop materials critical to national security, as well as defray some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant.

Afghanistan has some of the worlds largest un-extracted reserves of rare earth minerals valuable in electronic production, such as lithium, as well as gold and various gemstones. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the total value at at least US$1 trillion.

The two presidents reportedly discussed difficulties facing the project, such as the growing Taliban insurgency in regions containing the majority of the minerals. With this in account, they both expressed commitment to Trumps new Afghanistan strategy, which, against what he promised in the election campaign, involves keeping U.S. military forces in the country for an indefinite period of time.

Related | Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide US Hand In Playing The Rohingya Crisis

The U.S. military has had its eyes on Afghan mineral deposits for some time. A 2007 Pentagon memo that the New York Times quoted in a 2010 article says that Afghanistan could be the Saudi Arabia of lithium, referencing the oil-rich monarchy that is a key U.S. regional ally.

There is stunning potential here (in Afghanistan), General David Petraeus said in the same memo.

Some analysts also believe that a push for greater U.S. presence in Afghan mineral extraction could be a way of limiting the influence of China. With China, along with Russia and Iran gaining greater regional influence, economic activities in the region are no longer the sole domain of U.S.-based companies.

China and Afghanistan have already cooperated to an extent in mineral extraction and China has made the country a center-point of its planned Belt and Road initiative, which seeks to commercially link Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and more recently Latin America and the Caribbean.

Afghanistan also has extensive oil reserves, with a new oil field having been discovered as recently as 2010.

Top photo |  Afghanistan has a vast untouched wealth of minerals, including lithium, the silvery metal used in mobile phone and computer batteries considered essential to modern life. (A...


St. Louis Pizza Shop Owner Criticizes Police Brutality, Cop Union Urges People To Harass Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Sommers, the owner of Pi Pizzeria in St. Louis, MO,  prepared to head home after protesters mostly cleared the area of his store. They were protesting a not guilty verdict for an officer that fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back.

On his way out, he saw police officers with gas masks and shields marching down an empty street toward his business, so he ran back to the restaurant. One of the officers began indiscriminately shooting off pepper balls for no legitimate reason.

Sommers started filming and got mad at the inappropriate police behavior. So naturally, police threw a tear gas canister at him. He managed to get into his store and close the door before police could further assault him.

You generally want to be friendly with the police, Sommers told HuffPost in an interview. And then they shoot at you.

Sommers gives police a 50 percent discount and has donated to law enforcement groups. He considered himself a police supporter, even though, he said, St. Louis cops never seemed to solve any of the crimes occasionally committed against his restaurants.

 On Twitter, hed used the term dimwits to describe officers who chanted Whose streets? Our streets on Sunday night after they arrested peace...


Canada: Hearing features call for censorship and prosecution of Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Motion M-103 condemning Islamophobia was first being discussed, its proponents allayed fears about infringement upon the freedom of speech by saying that it was just a condemnation, and did not have criminal penalties attached. But now those penalties are being bruited about, just as the foes of M-103 warned they would be. The M-103 []


In the Murk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the Murk
by James Howard Kunstler

"Puerto Rico, You lovely island,
Island of tropical breezes"
- "West Side Story"

"Welcome to Americas first experiment in the World Made By Hand lifestyle. Where else is it going? Watch closely.

Ricardo Ramos, the director of the beleaguered, government-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, told CNN Thursday that the islands power infrastructure had been basically destroyed and will take months to come back. Basically destroyed. Thats about as basic as it gets civilization-wise. Residents, Mr. Ramos said, would need to change the way they cook and cool off. For entertainment, old-school would be the best approach, he said. Its a good time for dads to buy a ball and a glove and change the way you entertain your children.


Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.


Chelsea Handler Suggests Trading Trump For More Sane Kim Jong Un "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If she thinks hes sane, then she should go to NK and just live there. Via Free Beacon: Netflix host Chelsea Handler suggested trading President Donald Trump for the more sane North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in a tweet Thursday night. Handler, who also spelled Kim Jong Uns name wrong, referenced his response to []


VIDEO: Fighting erupts at Erdogan speech in New York "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Another US appearance by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has descended into violence


Why Amazon Won't Choose New Hampshire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon Headquarters in Seattle - Photo by Adamajreynolds

According to the Concord Monitor, Governor Sununu is aggressively pursuing the online retailer, which is looking to open a second global headquarters that could employ as many as 50,000 people.

New Hampshire is a great place for business, with low taxes and regulation, not to mention thousands of productive Free Staters moving in. Business taxes are decreasing, and they can be be offset with the Education Tax Credit. So should New Hampshire pitch to Amazon? Why not! Andrew Cline of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy writes,

Reaching out and talking up New Hampshires many charms is perfectly fine. But we should never cross the line between marketing the state and giving a big company special treatment that New Hampshires mom-and-pop businesses dont get.

But states arent likely to take Clines approach as they bid for Amazons business. Many will promise millions in taxpayer-funded subsidies, which Amazon expects. Eli Sanders at The Stranger translates Amazons message to interested locales this way,

If you want to be the new home of Amazon's HQ2, you need to offer Amazon some major, taxpayer-financed subsidies. Those taxpayer-financed subsidies may have to be so big that it'll take an act of your state's publicly elected legislature to make them happen.

Why is Amazon looking elsewhere? Some see the search as a publicity stunt, but The Seattle Times sees it as a wake-up call, Seattles current political leaders must rec...


China Increases Its Influence Over Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China Increases Its Influence Over Afghanistan by Vladimir Platov Journal-NEO Its hardly a surprise that the United State is not the only state to recognize the geopolitical importance of Afghanistan. Among the other nations deeply involved in this Central Asian...

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Astronomers find Milky Way's satellite galaxies to be unusually quiet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We might be more special than thought, astronomers have revealed. A new study has discovered the Milky Way, which is home to Earth and its solar system, could in fact be an outlier, and not a 'normal' galaxy as they had previously thought. Early results from the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Survey indicate that the Milky Way's satellites are much more tranquil than other systems of comparable luminosity and environment. The Milky Way, which is home to Earth and its solar system, is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites which orbit around the Milky Way and are useful in understanding the Milky Way itself. Many satellites of those 'sibling' galaxies are actively pumping out new stars, but the Milky Way's satellites are mostly inert, the researchers found. This is significant, according to the researchers, because many models for what we know about the universe rely on galaxies behaving in a fashion similar to the Milky Way. 'We use the Milky Way and its surroundings to study absolutely everything,' said Yale astrophysicist Marla Geha, lead author of the paper, which appears in the Astrophysical Journal. 'Hundreds of studies come out every year about dark matter, cosmology, star formation, and galaxy formation, using the Milky Way as a guide.


Fundraiser against felony rioting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When news first broke out of the mass-arrest at J20 (Trumps inauguration), I expected a non-specific blanket charge as a means of intimidation. I was wrong, as it turns outthe Department of Justice alleged eight blanket charges, not just onebut the basic principle remains the same: Hold the group accountable for the actions of a few. While many liberals have tsked tsked about the anarchist presence at the J20 protest, they seemed to miss the actual point: If the J20 charges stick, thats a blank cheque to not only mass-arrest protesters, but slap them with enough charges to imprison them for life as long as someone tips over a garbage can. It is, effectively, the single greatest assault on American civil rights that can occur in a single trial, regardless of how you feel about anarchists (this is without going into the fact that theyre facing 75+ years for wearing the same colours as someone who broke a window).

Well, as it turns out, the police and prosecutors havent waited for the trial. Felony rioting, a crime so loosely defined that you can be charged for being present around someone elses property destruction, has been applied another ~250 times at protests since J20. Counter Repression Spokes is planning a fundraiser to support the legal organizations that have been helping the accused navigate their trials. These groups include Dead City Legal Posse (for J20); One Peoples Project, who have been tracking violent extremist activities that go largely ignored by police; and St. Louis Legal Fund, for bail and defence lawyers for the St. Louis protesters who rightly objected to the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a police officer who admitted on camera that he intended to murder Anthony Lamar Smith, and who attempted to frame Smith by planting evidence.

Please consider donating to the fundraiser here. And also considering raising awareness in your own activities about the way prosecutors across the United States are using felony rioting charges to mass-arrest protesters.



Podcast: How do we learn to sing a new song for Europe? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Theresa May prepared her latest Brexit speech in the bizarrely chosen venue of Florence, Newsnet took time to record a fresh analysis of the European situation.

Derek Bateman

This latest podcast features Kirsty Hughes, head of a new think-tank, The Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCRE), taking a broad view of the UK governments lack of progress on Brexit, and how the EU nations might respond. Kirsty joined regular host Derek Bateman and journalist and producer Maurice Smith.

So what happens next with Brexit? How will Mays speech go down in the EU capitals? What  about trade? Scotland? The trio also discuss the ongoing situation in Catalunya, where the Spanish government has sent in federal police in an attempt to block an independence referendum scheduled for October.

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Brute isolation: Trump and the art of unraveling the Iran deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump's fateful decision in fact conditions and frames how he will deal with North Korea. Pulling out of the JCPOA will send an unmistakable message to Pyongyang and also complicate the efforts of "RC" to defuse the situation. The DPRK will never bother to even consider negotiating with a "compassionate nation" that refuses to live up to multilateral commitments.


Illegal Alien Breaks into New Jersey Home, Sexually Assaults 6-Year-Old "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 32-year-old illegal alien was arrested this week after breaking into a New Jersey home and sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl.

The girls father walked in and found Edgar Mendoza in bed with his daughter.

With stories like this its not a surprise that only 35% of US believes immigration is good for the country.

The Daily Mail reported:

A 32-year-old undocumented immigrant was charged with sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl after her father found the stranger in bed with her in the middle of the night, police say.

Edgar Mendoza, a citizen of Guatemala, allegedly broke into a home early Tuesday morning on Bayard Street in the Chambersburg section of Trenton, New Jersey, The Trentonian reported.

Police say in the affidavit that the childs father noticed that a light had been turned off upstairs and went to investigate.

The concerned father walked into his daughters room to find Mendoza in her bed, authorities say.

Mendoza leaped up and then jumped from a second-floor window and fled on foot into the neighborhood, police say.

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EU ready to move alone on tax on digital firms if no global deal can be reached "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The European Commission said the EU should proceed with an overhaul of taxes on digital firms even if the rest of the rich world did not follow suit, a draft report said. The document is part of an EU push to tap more revenues from online multinationals such as Amazon and Facebook, who are accused of paying too little tax in Europe by routing most of their profits to low-rate countries such as Ireland or Luxembourg. The draft report, to be adopted on Thursday, said that on average brick-and-mortar multinationals pay in taxes in the EU more than twice what their digital competitors do. Traditional large firms face a median 23.2 percent tax rate, while digital giants do not pay more than 10.1 percent - and when they sell directly to customers, rather than to firms, their effective rate goes down to 8.9 percent, data cited by the Commission showed.


No Posting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I am suspending my blogging indefinitely due to frequent migraines. It is impossible to keep up with the volume of reading needed. The site will stand as is and can be used as a resource with breaking news in the RSS feeds Continue reading


Innocent Man From Tennessee Will Stay In Prison Despite Charges Being Dropped "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the Tennessean, heres a crazy story about a man who looks to be doomed to years in prison, despite the fact that the charges that put him there have

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Pimax Launches Kickstarter for "8K" Virtual Reality Headset "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the headsets have a listed refresh rate of 90 Hz, Pimax claims that its "Brainwarp" software technique can effectively double the perceived frame rate:

You may be asking yourself how a VR-ready gaming computer could possibly drive these sorts of graphically demanding resolutions. Pimax's answer is a software technique they call 'Brainwarp', which renders a 4K image only on a single display at time, doing it 150/180 times per second. Pimax says users "perceive a complete 8K at 150/180 Hz with high frame rate," and that it "boosts refresh rate, reduces latency and decreases GPU pressure for Pimax 8K."

Pimax showed off its headset prototypes at CES in January. The company is also developing modular accessories for its headsets.

Just 4.73 times more pixels to reach the "ideal" resolution.

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Modifying Neutrophil Behavior for Stroke Recovery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The immune system is like an army keeping us safe from invasion, injury and infection and helps us to regenerate and repair tissues and organs. However, the immune system is sometimes a double-edged sword that does more harm than good.

A lot of focus has been on the role of macrophages and their ability to facilitate tissue healing and regeneration. Today, we will be looking at a study that examines the role of neutrophils and how they can actually harm the brain further following a stroke[1].


Israel Bombs Damascus In Third Attack On Syria In Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the third time in as many weeks Israel has reportedly bombed positions inside Syria. Syrian state media along with multiple regional outlets showed fires burning at a facility near the Damascus international airport in the early hours of Friday.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that like with previous attacks, Israel jets fired from over Lebanese airspace. But it appears the latest exchange was part of a tit-for-tat exchange of fire between Syria and Israel in a situation that continues to dangerously escalate.

Multiple reports are circulating that the Israeli attack was initiated after Syrias aerial defense missile system engaged and fired on an Israeli aircraft in the area.

Video of what purports to show Syrian missiles firing on the aircraft circulated widely in Syrian social media and was picked up by Lebanese and Israeli news outlets.

Early reports indicate that an Israeli drone was likely the target.

It appears that Israels attack came in response to Syrias engaging the unidentified aircraft though its unclear if the target was hit. This latest incident is unique for the fact that Syria quickly publicized that its missile defense system engaged the Israeli target.

The Facebook page of a prominent Syrian pro-government militia reported in the early morning hours that, an area near the Damascus international airport was attacked by a hostile missile. Israeli newspapers are claiming the site to be an ammunition storage depot.

Early Friday morning images of the aftermath of the Israeli strike circulated in regional media. Image source: Jerusalem Post via Syrian social media.

Early Friday morning images of the aftermath of th...


The crisis of workplace violence against women "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Violence against women at work is real; it happens every day, in every corner of the world. It takes shape in many ways from verbal and physical abuse to sexual assault and even murder.

Photo from  2014 "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign" launch in the Solomon Islands. UN Women/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

As an organisation that represents 50 million workers in 140 countries, IndustriALL Global Union believes all forms of violence against women are unacceptable and supports its trade union affiliates as they take action to stop it.  

All too often, women working in IndustriALLs sectors including mining, textile and manufacturing are afraid to speak out against abuses they face out of fear of losing their jobs, being stigmatised, or being socially ostracised both at work and at home. When they do speak out they are often ignored or blamed.

A woman union leader at a multinational mining company in Colombia not only endured aggressive verbal abuse and discrimination from her male colleagues, but was also sexually assaulted by one of her bosses. When she complained to the company, another woman was prompted to come forward with similar allegations against the same man. Despite the company saying they would handle the situation, nothing was done.

Very often, complicity from the company allows perpetrators to act with impunity.

Very often, complicity from the company allows perpetrators to act with impunity. When a young woman working in the aerospace sector in Morocco complained about being sexually harassed by her supervisor, the company accused her of inventing the story. The management put pressure on the woman to drop the allegations, explaining the negative impact it would have on the company if the story got out. The woman had no proof of being harassed and it was her word against his. She ended up leaving the company.

 Beneath these testimonies of abuse and harassment is the power that men exercise over women. And when this is challenged, it can creat...


Western Powers Refuse New Nuclear Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Neil deGrasse Tysons Dire Warning About Climate Change (Trevin)

Believes it might already be too late to save our greatest cities.

USA/UK/France Refuse to Sign New UN Nuclear Weapons Treaty (Jimmy)

The author writes, This was not an arms control measure with counting rules, but a disarmament treaty driven by the imperative to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons because they are inhumane, abhorrent and unacceptableThis treaty is the collective and effective revolt of nuclear have-nots, who overturned diplomatic assumptions and brought it to conclusion despite boycotts and opposition from nine heavily armed nuclear haves.

Love Paper Ballots? Thank Russia for Their Return (Reader Steve)

Russian hacking fears have lead states to question the vulnerability of their voting machines. So much so that many voting districts are considering a switch back to paper ballots. The question is: can they afford the change?

Facebooks Evidence of Russian Ads Remains Private (Dan)

Facebook agreed to release Russian-purchased ads during the 2016 Election to Capitol Hill..Yet the evidence that these ads tipped the election in favor of Trump over Clinton remain private. Will the public ever find out?

Outlets That Scolded Sanders Over Deficits Uniformly Silent on $700B Pentagon Handout (Jimmy)

The author writes, Where did all the concern over deficits go? After two years of the media lamenting, worrying and feigning outrage over the cost of Bernie Sanders two big-budget itemsfree college and single-payer healthcarethe same outlets are uniformly silent, days after the largest military budget increase in history.



11 Ways You May Be Gaslighting Your Children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gaslighting is the concept of manipulating someone through making them question their own sanity. While we often notice this in romantic relationships, it can also happen in friendships and even in parent-child relationships.

A lot of parents actually gaslight their children and do not realize it. This is something that can make them question their own thoughts and actions to an upsetting extent. You see, when we gaslight our children we are making their emotions and feelings seem completely invalid.

If you want to know whether or not you are gaslighting your children, you may want to see if you are doing the following things. While you may have your childs best interests at heart mistakes can still be made. We are all only human, so if you find you are gaslighting your children, stop.

11 Ways You May Be Gaslighting Your Children:

1. We force them to believe the same religion we do.

We dont give them time to think anything different because we force our own religions into their minds from birth practically. While you will see nothing wrong with this, it is not ideal. We should be giving children room to grow into who they want to be and allowing them to believe what they want to believe or not believe.

2. We dont take their emotions seriously.

We discredit their emotions and tell them that they are overreacting. Most of the time they arent and we just dont want to hear it. Can you see how this would be gaslighting?

3. We tell them that the world is a terrible place.

We make the world out to be a lot worse than it is to make them afraid. We want them to be afraid for their own good, but is it really helping? We teach them to think the world is a terrible place when really it is only filled with terrible people.

4. We teach them that their elders are always right.

We teach them that no matter what their elders do or say we should respect them. This is setting them up for disappointment later in life. Just because someone is old doesnt mean they are always right.

5. We discredit their passions as children.

We dont let them be passionate about the things they like. We force them to grow up far too quickly. It is as if we are telling them that the things that make them happy dont matter and they are dumb for acting like they do.

6. We create things for them to be afraid of to control them....


Why the split inside the Democratic Party over BDS needs to happen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act was rolled out in Congress this summer by leading advocates for Israel, backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC; but it is having trouble gaining Democratic support. Democrats remain non-committal about anti-BDS bill, Aaron Magid reports at Jewish Insider. Senators Dan Murphy (CT) and Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA) are all dithering about the legislation.

Their misgivings follow NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrands celebrated withdrawal of her support for the bill, which the ACLU says threatens free speech with criminal penalties.

The reason for the politicians vacillation is obvious. The progressive Democratic base cares about Palestinian human rights, and progressives are generally not opposed to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions as a means of persuading Israel to abide by international law; polling shows a majority of Democrats support economic sanctions to counter Israels settlement construction. Other polls show that young Democrats, blacks and Hispanics have more sympathy for Palestine than Israel.

Palestinian solidarity has surely been fostered inside the party base by resistance to Trumps anti-immigrant/refugee policies, by the arrival of Black Lives Matter (which calls out apartheid in Palestine), and by the Womens March, led by BDS supporter Linda Sarsour.

The marvel is that the BDS groundswell is occurring without any coverage by the mainstream press. The media is refusing to do the fundamental job of telling people what Palestinians are asking for equal rights Michael Brown writes at EI. its no wonder CNN and MSNBC have avoided hosting honest discussions of BDS, a Time Warner executive is writing speeches for Netanyahu and a Comcast exec is raising money for the Israeli Defense Forces, we pointed out last week. 

Still BDS remains a dividing line inside the Democratic Party. The progressive candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination to be Illinois governor, Daniel Biss, dumped his running mate because he supports BDS two weeks ago. The former running mate didnt cave. The Democratic Party platform committee came out against BDS in 2016 even though some Bernie Sanders surrogates sup...


Neocon Deep State admits to have finally "gotten a grip on Trump" - compares him with Bush Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The neocon of neocons went on MSNBC this week to announce that the deep state has a "grip on Trump" and he now looks like George W. Bush. It is official. The deep state has admitted that Trump is now under their control and it is now business as usual - just like it was under Bush and Obama - and just like it would've been under Hillary. For those who don't remember, with the help of mainstream media-from The New York Times to Fox News-after 9/11, Americans were duped into accepting endless war by George W. Bush thanks to a constant bombardment of lies sold to the masses under the guise of "protecting freedom." All one needs to do to realize no freedoms were protected by these wars, in which thousands of Americans died and hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered, is look around today. With every action recorded, phone tapped, innocent family surveilled, right stripped, and citizen killed by their government, the term "Freedom" has become a mere symbolic representation of the brittle shell of America left behind after being gutted by unelected operatives in the deep state hell bent on total control and perpetual war.


Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next Great War (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next Great War Video Corbett Report In the early 20th century, the worlds dominant superpower looked warily on the rise of a competitor to its supremacy. The machinations of the British...

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Bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 310 reports to IMO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A bright fireball was observed and filmed over Amsterdam, Netherlands at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET) on September 21, 2017. The event lasted more than 5 seconds, flaring several times before disappearing. While the fireball was primarily seen from Amsterdam, users...... Read more

Poor grade for Malaysia, Singapore brands in palm oil sustainability: WWF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The majority of Malaysia and Singapores most popular brands have failed to push for the use of sustainable palm oil in their products, with some refusing to disclose who they buy from, according to a new survey by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Earlier this year, the international NGO surveyed 47 locally based food and restaurant-chains, with 27 from Singapore and the rest from Malaysia. The survey is called the Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard (pdf). Of the 47 companies that were contacted, only 16 disclosed information on their palm oil usage. And half of those had taken no action to support the use of sustainable palm oil. Even though 100% certified palm oil is available today, most businesses in Malaysia and Singapore are still not sourcing it, the report of the survey read. A snapshot of Singapores brands surveyed by the WWF in its Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard. Image courtesy of the WWF. Palm oil is one of Southeast Asias biggest industries, with Malaysia and Indonesia responsible for most of the worlds production. These countries are also home to many manufacturers that use palm oil. For its part, Singapore serves as a base for the regional operations of major growers and refiners in the industry, as well as a financial hub by supplying loans and investments to these companies. As the industry expands across the world, calls for more sustainable practices have intensified as well on the back of environmental concerns. Many oil palm companies take community lands without their

Can the Javan rhino be saved before disaster strikes? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the old saying warns, its bad enough to put all your eggs in one basket. If you have to, though, at least try not to leave that basket sitting on the beach under an active volcano. Unfortunately, thats basically the situation of the last population of the Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus). The Javan rhino was once found throughout Southeast Asia, but since the poaching of the last member of its mainland subspecies in Vietnam in 2009, its only population is found in Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip of Indonesias Java Island. Such a limited geographic distribution puts any species at risk, but to make matters worse, this location is subject to a number of hazards. One is the volcano Anak Krakatau, growing basically right next door where the famous and deadly Krakatoa once stood. Recently published work also shows that the locations the rhinos prefer are at high risk from tsunamis. On the bright side, this research is collecting previously unknown information thats crucial for ensuring the future of this little-known species. However, the findings also add to the pressure to find a location for a second population a process thats far from simple. Ujung Kulon National Park sits on the western tip of Java Island, and is one of a few intact forested areas on the densely populated island. Map created using Map For Environment. Where the rhinos are Although they are all in a limited area, its not easy to study these animals,


Customizable PCB Business Card "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Corey Harding] designed his business card as a USB-connectable demonstration of his skill. If potential manager inserts the card in a USB drive, open a text editor, then touches the copper pad on the PCB, [Corey]s contact info pops up in the text box.

In addition to working as a business card, the PCB also works as a Tiny 85 development board, with a prototyping area for adding sensors and other components, and with additional capabilities broken out: you can add an LED, and theres also room for a 1K resistor, a reset button, or break out the USBs 5V for other uses. Theres an AVR ISP breakout for reflashing the chip.

Coolly, [Corey] intended for the card to be an Open Source resource for other people to make their own cards, and hes providing the Fritzing files for the PCB. Fritzing is a great program for beginning and experienced hardware hackers to lay out quick and dirty circuits, make wiring diagrams, and even export PCB designs for fabrication. You can download [Corey]s files from his GitHub repository.

For another business card project check out this full color business card we published last month.

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There's a Bubble in New York City Taxi Medallions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Doug French

Its as old as time: taking on debt to fund a sure thing. Be it houses, stocks, cryptocurrencies, tulip bulbs or taxi medallions. Winnie Hu tells the current tale of woe brilliantly for The New York Times. Big city taxi medallions were once considered to be good as gold. Ms. Hu writes,

Sohan Gill once saw his medallion as such a good investment better than a house that his wife bought two more in 2001. Now they cannot find enough drivers for the cabs because business is so bad. And Mr. Gill, 63, who had retired from driving, had to go back on the road. How many more years am I going to drive to take care of these medallions? he asked.

That sounds so much like Las Vegas 2005. Why own one house? Buy two more. Now retirement is put on hold.

A full blown medallion crash is unraveling in New York City as Ms. Hu explains.

Since 2015, a total of 85 medallions have been sold as part of foreclosure proceedings, according to city records. In August alone, 12 of the 21 medallion sales were part of foreclosures; the prices of all the sales ranged from $150,000 to $450,000 per medallion.

A medallion being essentially a license to drive a cab, $150,000 to $450,000 doesnt seem like the bottom, however at the peak. 2014, a medallion went for $1.3 million. By the way, Uber was founded in 2009, but New York cab owners either didnt get the memo, or didn't understand the implications.

In 2014, those crafty devils at New York City Hall sold 350 new medallions at the height of the market, generating $359 million in revenue.

The city has capped the number of medallions at 13,587, but, There are more than 63,000 black cars providing rides in the city through five major app services: Uber, Lyft, Via, Gett and Juno, writes Hu.

Cabbies are fighting back the way they always have, in court. But so far, to no avail. We are not against competition, we are not against technology, but we want to compete fair and square, said Nino Hervias, 58, a taxi owner and spokesman for the Taxi Medallion Owner Driver Association.......


Five Things to Learn From Ubers Implosion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How to Fail at the Future

By now, you might have heard: continuing a long string of jaw-dropping mishaps, Uber lost its license to operate in London. Lets talk about it for a moment, because I think its a perfect mini case study in failing at the future.

Ubers big mistake wasnt losing its license, it was having poor eudaimonics. By eudaimonics, I mean a things effects on life: on well-being, real wealth, and human possibility. And Uber is the poster child for poor eudaimonics, the canonical example of the old paradigm failing. How?

Some organizations try hard to expand well-being. Uber seems to have mastered the art of suffocating it. No, really. Lets count the ways. It essentially takes well-being from its drivers, shortchanging them of what Americans call benefits, and the rest of the world calls basic rights (to healthcare, pensions, and so on), working against their every kind of flourishing. It manipulates information to leave societies, drivers, and customers in the dark. And of course it famously built a culture where harassment and abuse appear to be the norm. All these are kinds of human possibility, potential well-being, being...


Mammoth Lakes California gets first seasonal snowfall - one month earlier than usual "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's snowing in the Sierra. Then again, when isn't it snowing in the Sierra? Mammoth Lakes got more than a dusting Thursday in the first snowfall of the season, with three inches reported in the village. Snow coated the roads so heavily that the plows were out, and locals left footprints on sidewalks. The snow comes about a month earlier than usual and arrives just as the aspen are beginning to turn. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the snow still coated the village and temps had dropped into the mid-30s. Warmer weather was forecast for the weekend, with highs in the 50s and nighttime lows in the 20s.


Dead minke whale found near King's Lynn, UK "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A dead juvenile minke whale has been spotted floating up and down the River Great Ouse near King's Lynn. The Environment Agency say the whale, which is approximately 3-4 metres in length has been seen travelling up and down the tidal stretch of the Hundred Foot River. They say if the carcass lands it will be removed by the local council.


Whats Going On At UC Berkeley? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UC Berkeley has had a reputation for being a place where free speech goes to die. A place where the political correctness campaign of the left has run rampant, having no one to keep it in check. 
Recently, everyone's favorite right-wing provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos has announced a Free Speech Week hosted at UC Berkeley. This came as a shock to some, but it's pretty evident to see why such a left-wing university would host an event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, Steve Bannon, and so many other conservative speakers. 


The Young Americas Foundations lawsuit, filed in April, alleges the university unconstitutionally canceled and restricted plans to bring prominent conservatives David Horowitz and Ann Coulter to campus. This brought heat down on the university and forced them to at least try to seem more tolerant of conservative speakers (funny huh?). They recently hosted Ben Shapiro, host of the Ben Shapiro Show, and editor in chief of the Daily Wire, on campus. This was seen by many people on the right, as an attempt to show that the university viewpoint neutral.

The University put out a statement to the LA Times that Free Speech Week had been canceled and that the Berkeley Patriot had failed to submit the proper paperwork, and therefore, the event was canceled. The Patriot and MILO inc then came out and said that they were being Stonewalled by the universitys administration on any issues they had with the contract and the reservations of the two halls for the event. They stated that they emailed the university repeatedly, asking questions about the contract, mainly if they would get a refund on the  $65,758.76  that they would pay for the event. Milo inc gave a statement on the issue. On the advice of our attorney, we had asked the University to amend the contracts for Wheeler and Zellerbach to provide for a partial refund if the University canceled the event, said a member of the Berkeley Patriot familiar with the situation. Given the Universitys history of canceling conservative events, this was an entirely reasonable request, but they evaded our question for weeks They also state that the Patriot had responded to all emails received on the topic of free speech week in a matter of minutes, and was never late to any deadline. Its quite simple: The University didnt want the event to happen, but they couldnt cancel outright, so they needed to make it look like it was our own fault, said Pranav Jandhyala, N...


Dip update 89/n "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Orig: Sept 22, 2017]
Hi everyone,
Below are the newest data from LCO at TFN and OGG, showing that we are sitting around normal brightness.  Also note that I have slightly changed some of the plot settings so the graph is easier to read (hopefully).  
~Tabby and team
PS: These observations are happening because of the wonderful backers of our 2016 Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but we are still accepting donations to purchase additional observing time on the LCO 0.4m network. Thanks in advance for your support!      


Security updates for Friday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security updates have been issued by CentOS (augeas, samba, and samba4), Debian (apache2, bluez, emacs23, and newsbeuter), Fedora (kernel and mingw-LibRaw), openSUSE (apache2 and libzip), Oracle (kernel), SUSE (kernel, spice, and xen), and Ubuntu (emacs24, emacs25, and samba).


Erdogan Supporters Beat Protesters in New York City "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here they go again. Via Free Beacon: Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beat protesters once again, this time in New York City on Thursday. Erdogan, who was in town for the United Nations General Assembly, spoke to the Turkish American National Steering Committee at the Marriott Marquis ballroom in Times Square when six []


Texas Police Fatally Shoot Man After He Backed Into Police SUV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man was fatally shot by a Rockwall, Texas police officer Thursday after ramming a police vehicle.

Rockwall police said officers were in the area of the Bent Creek condominiums on the 300 block of Lake Meadows Drive looking for a suspect accused earlier in the day of aggravated assault toward a family member, reported NBC 5.

When officers spotted the man, he allegedly rammed his vehicle into police vehicles, although the photos and video seem to show only minor damage in the rear of the dead mans SUV.

An officer allegedly fired non-lethal beanbags at the man and then a second officer shot the man using his service weapon. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not given many details of the incident, but from the pictures and video, it appear the man was blocked in a parking spot by a police SUV and he tried to back out by ramming the police vehicle.

Police have given no indication that the man was armed or that he was trying to hurt anyone.

The officer that killed the victim has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy, during the investigation. The officer who fired the non-lethal round remains on duty.

The Rockwall County Sheriffs Office and the Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.

Watch video of the scene of the killing below via NBC 5:


(Article By Jeremiah Jones)


Cops Caught on Horrifying Video Forcing K9 to Maul Surrendering Man, So Taxpayers Shell Out $17K "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man received a tiny settlement after police were seen on video siccing their K9 on him as he surrendered, on his knees, and hands on his head.


No way back for Myanmars Rohingya refugees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A military plan to strike a new ethnic balance in Rakhine states conflict-ridden northwest means a minority of the 420,000 refugees now languishing in Bangladesh will likely ever return home By Bertil Lintner | Asia Times | September 22, 2017 Yangon Myanmars de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says that her government is []


New infosec products of the week: September 22, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cyber-defense for critical infrastructure including factories, plants, utilities & hospitals NTT Security has launched IT/OT Integrated Security Services, delivered via a combination of both Consulting Services (CS) and Managed Security Services (MSS). CS visualize components and potential risks of an industrial control system, and provides effective and efficient security measures. MSS provides proactive defense for industrial control system by continuously monitoring, detecting and blocking a cyberattack. WhiteHat Scout reinvents the way developers create secure software More


Famous Harvard Psychologist Reveals The Truth About ADHD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is something many children are diagnosed with every single year. But, could it be a completely unreal condition?

Harvard University psychologist Jerome Kagan believes that it is an invented condition. You see, while it could be a very real thing, people are being overdiagnosed with it as a way to cut corners and push drugs. During an interview with German news source Spiegel, Kagan explained the difference between how things work now and how things worked in the past.

Lets go back 50 years. We have a 7-year-old child who is bored in school and disrupts classes. Back then, he was called lazy. Today, he is said to suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Thats why the numbers have soared.

He claims we label children who are simply bored as having a mental disorder so that the pharmaceutical companies can do exactly what they want to. You see, these companies make more money every time a doctor diagnoses a child with ADHD. These children grow up thinking they are different, when in all reality they are the same as everyone else in their class but merely needed a little guidance and someone to listen.

Kagan has made bringing awareness to this issue his cause and wants people to know that just because doctors diagnose these children with ADHD doesnt mean somethings really wrong with them. He believes that many of the more common mental illnesses are over diagnosed. For some reason, the world we live in these days is more interested in prescribing pills than dealing with their problems.

Every child whos not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: Its ADHD; heres Ritalin. In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids dont have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, is a drug is available to doctors, theyll make the corresponding diagnosis.

We all go through the trials and tribulations of life, not every single child who is depressed or anxious is mentally ill. Declaring millions of American children mentally ill is a huge money racket. While these children are forced to grow up thinking something is wrong with them, the truth is, there is something wrong with the way the world works. Kagan says that instead of pills, tutoring should be considered and measures should be taken to help that child. According to him,  pills are not a means of resolving issues but merely a...


Long-Lost Congo Notebooks May Shed Light on How Trees React to Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Records found in abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating back to 1930s


Scientists hypothesize heat-pipe cooling was involved in evolution of all terrestrial planets including early Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth which reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories. A team of scientists from NASA, Hampton University and the University of Hong Kong propose a new way of understanding the cooling and transfer of heat from terrestrial planetary interiors and how that affects the generation of the volcanic terrains that dominate the rocky planets. Based on the present dynamics of Jupiter's tidally heated moon, Io, the scientists hypothesize that the geological histories of the solar system's terrestrial bodies, specifically Mercury, Venus, Moon and Mars, are consistent with a mode of early planetary evolution involving heat-pipes. They further propose that heat-pipe cooling is a universal process that may explain the common features seen on the surfaces of terrestrial planets. The team's findings are discussed in a paper recently published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.


Former Navy Sailor Saucier: Its Unfair That I Was Jailed But Hillary Clinton Walks Free (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Photo is a handout given to Fox News

Former Navy sailor Kristian Sauciers family heard some good news during an interview President Trump had with Fox News Sean Hannity in January.

In the exclusive interview with Fox News, President Trump said that he was considering pardoning Saucier for taking photos while inside a nuclear submarine.

During his 2016 campaign for President Trump said he believed the one year sentence being served by Saucier was harsh.

From Fox News:

Im actually looking at it right now, Trump told Hannity. I think its very unfair in light of whats happened with other people.

Sadie Saucier, who Friday morning was preparing to visit her husband at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens, Mass., where he has been held since October, said the words gave her hope.

Oh my God, Im hoping its for real, Sadie Saucier told Fox News Friday morning as she was preparing to visit her husband at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens, Mass., where he has been held since October. Im confident in Trump.

On Friday Kristian Saucier told Varney and Co. he still hopes for a presidential pardon.

Saucier also said it is not fair that he served a year for taking 4 photos from inside a US submarine but Hillary Clinton is still a free woman walking the streets and pushing a new book.

Kristian Saucier: I think the punishment out to me was a little extreme but I was willing to accept it&#8230...


Theresa May Calls for Two-Year Brexit Transition Period "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.K. prime minister gives major speech on her Brexit strategy in Florence, Italy

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THERESA May has revealed her plans for a two year transition deal with the EU after Brexit in a landmark speech in Florence.

Sept. 22, 2017 10:25 a.m. ET

British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a transition period of around two years following the U.K.s exit from the European Union to allow businesses and public services to adjust to Brexit.

In a major speech on her Brexit strategy in Florence, Italy, she said that during this period access to each others markets should be on current EU

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Theresa May reveals plan for two-year Brexit transition with NO change to market rules in major Florence speech

Access to one anothers markets should continue on current terms until around 2021, the Prime Minister said delaying any crackdown on immigration


Activists Take End-the-Blockade Message to Washington, DC: Show Solidarity with Cuba "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last weeks highly successful third annual Days of Action Against the Blockade in Washington, D.C., has helped raise new awareness about the damaging impact the failed 56-year U.S. blockade of Cuba has had on the health not only of Cubans but also of Americans, says Alicia Jrapko, the U.S. coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, which organized the events.

It wasnt easy. Although the U.S. government did ultimately grant visas so Cuban guests could travel to Washington to participate (the U.S. government has often previously denied such visas, or granted them after events), Hurricane Irma then played havoc with their travel schedules. Organizers were forced to scramble, rearranging flights and accommodation several times before the delegation finally landed in Washington via Los Angeles in time to take part in the jam-packed week of activities.

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The last dance? Endangered Grebes mesmerising display filmed for first time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is hilarious but it seems like a lot of work just to get a little birdy something something.

Read this on The Loop


Believing in hope in Gaza. Even when hope lies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pam Bailey writes: On 9 September, the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniya, led a delegation to Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials in the quest to end the dispute with opposing party Fatah and achieve Palestinian reconciliation. Gazan Palestinians held their collective breath. Their hopes had been raised so many times before. Would this time be different?

This is a high-stakes game for the youth of Gaza; in an effort to force Hamas to relinquish control of Gaza, Fatah president Mahmoud Abbas has imposed what amounts to collective punishment, including suspending payments to Israel for the Stris power supply, cutting the salaries of Palestinian Authority employees in Gaza, and withholding permission for medical transfers for the ill and disabled.

Then, in a statement issued Sunday, 17 September, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) announced it had agreed to dissolve the its Administrative Committee that governs Gaza and hand its authority to the previously formed unity government until elections can be held in six months.

I hope the chance for a successful reconciliation is greater than it has ever been, thanks to Egypts tireless efforts to end the political division and restore Palestinian unity, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum told the Maan news agency. Yet, questions remain about some important issues, such as who controls security, and unity government representatives are asking questions. Likewise, in an Al Jazeera report, a senior advisor to Abbas refused to commit to a timetable for ending the punitive measures earlier imposed on the Gaza people.

We await the first steps on the ground. We want to see [Prime Minister Rami] Hamdallah received by Hamas, the door to all the ministries open, and the consensus government in place, he said.

Its easy to get caught up in the politics and intrigue of it all. But Anas Jnena, a writer for We Are Not Numbers, reminds us what really is at stake.

Although many youth in Gaza highly doubt the intentions of both major Palestinian political parties (particularly Abbas Palestinian Authority), they still cling to a sliver of hope that the impending reconciliation announced in the last few days will finally occur and lessen the intensity of their daily struggles. Actually, its more like were forced to hope, since we know giving up isnt a solution either.

Over the last decade, Gaza youth have lived through three wars, each of which had its own special impact. The first war, in 2008-9, changed our naive view of the world; by the time the third was done (in 2014), we had come to believe in the apocalypse. I can actually recall waking up in the mo...


Trump is making me agree with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

North Korea is a tyrannical, backward mess, and suddenly Im made to feel like their country is the sane one compared to our commander-in-chief. Heres the full text of North Koreas reaction to Trumps UN speech.

The speech made by the U.S. president in his maiden address on the U.N. arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean Peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern.

Shaping the general idea of what he would say, I expected he would make stereotyped, prepared remarks a little different from what he used to utter in his office on the spur of the moment as he had to speak on the worlds biggest official diplomatic stage.

But, far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his predecessors.

A frightened dog barks louder.

Id like to advise Trump to exercise prudence in selecting words and to be considerate of whom he speaks to when making a speech in front of the world.

The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the U.N. arena the unethical will to totally destroy a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure.

His remarks remind me of such words as political layman and political heretic which were in vogue in reference to Trump during his presidential election campaign.

After taking office Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world. He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.

His remarks which described the U.S. option through straightforward expression of his will have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.

Now that Trump has denied the existence of and insulted me and my country in front of the eyes of the world and made the most ferocious declaration of a war in history that he would destroy the D.P.R.K. [Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea], we will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history.

Action is the best o...


China And Russia Hold Joint Naval Drills In Sea Of Japan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China and Russia kicked off the second stage of their joint naval operations in the Sea of Japan amid rising tensions between the US and North Korea. The Chinese fleet, which consists of missile destroyers, frigates, submarines, helicopters and naval personnel arrived in the Russian port of Vladivostok on Monday. China & South Korea To []

Rohingya crisis in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


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SINGAPORE - At least 12 members of Myanmar security forces were killed by Rohingya insurgents in late-August 2017, which prompted the Burmese military to retaliate with excessive force. The ensuing violence triggered the exodus of about 400,000 ethnic Rohingyas. Many of the refugees brought with them testimonies of atrocities and extrajudicial killings. 

The UN declared that the violence seemed like a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. Meanwhile, the Burmese government denies wrongdoing and emphasises the threat of the Rohingya-based insurgency that operates in Rakhine province. Officials in Myanmar also accused Rohingyas of setting their own villages ablaze and claimed that international aid workers were rendering assistance to the insurgents. In this report, we will separate fact from fiction and examine the cri...


How the US Became a Warmonger Police State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Every passing day truth is less and less prevalent in the United States. Democratic control over the government is already nonexistent. Essentially, Americans live in the Fourth Reich which has already budded and is now blossoming.


Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#4] 3 Reasons the Coming Gold Mania Will Dwarf the 1970s "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#4] 3 Reasons the Coming Gold Mania Will Dwarf the 1970s by Jeff Clark GoldSilver That Was Then, This is Now One of the most dangerous things a financial analyst...

The post Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#4] 3 Reasons the Coming Gold Mania Will Dwarf the 1970s appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Trump on single payer healthcare: "A CURSE on this country and the American people." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What? Did this president actually tweet that such a single payer-system that could provide medical coverage for every American was a curse? Believe it or not he certainly did and here's what he said: "Bernie Sanders is pushing hard for a single-payer healthcare plan - a curse on the U.S. & its people."


Islamophobic U.S. Megadonor Fuels German Far-Right Party With Viral Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rise of Alternative for Germany, the new far-right political party competing in the upcoming federal election, has unsettled the consensus-driven, moderate politics of postwar Germany with its rabid anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric, unabashed nationalism, and winking gestures embracing the countrys Nazi past.

Election-watchers expected a flood of fake news and inflammatory social media aiding Alternative for Germany, known by its German initials, AfD, to come from Russia. But one of the major publishers of online content friendly to the far-right party is an American website financed in large part and lead by Jewish philanthropist Nina Rosenwald.

Rosenwalds site, the Gatestone Institute, publishes a steady flow of inflammatory content about the German election, focused on stoking fears about immigrants and Muslims. In one of the most recent posts, the website warns of the construction of mosques in Germany and claims that Christianity is becoming extinct.

The Gatestone posts, which are often translated into German, are regularly promoted by AfD politicians and AfD-related social media groups to justify the partys crusade against Chancellor Angela Merkels open-door refugee policy.

One viral Gatestone story claimed that Germany was confiscating homes to use for migrants. The piece which was shared by AfD supporters, including Thomas Rudy, a senior AfD politician in the central German state of Thuringia claimed that vacant homes in Hamburg were seized by local authorities seeking new housing solutions for the hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

The article closed with a question about what might happen next: Will authorities now limit the maximum amount of living space per person, and force those with large apartments to share them with strangers?

Local German press, however, condemned the Gatestone story as false. A single house in Hamburg went into temporary trusteeship after several apartments at the home remained vacant. Refugees did not play a role in the districts decision, fact-checking website Correctiv...


Strange doings in Alabama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are weird goings on in the state of Alabama. When Jeff Sessions was picked by Donald Trump to be attorney general, his senate seat fell vacant. Governor Robert Bentley picked the state attorney general Luther Strange (whom Trump keeps referring to as big Luther Strange) to replace him with a special election to be held along with the 2018 elections in November. But then Bentley had to resign in April because of a tawdry sex scandal (of course) and his successor Kay Ivey brought the special election forward to December 12 of this year, with the primary to be held on August 15 and in the event that no candidate got mote than 50% of the vote, a run-off to be held next Tuesday on September 26.

On the Democratic side, Doug Jones won outright but on the Republican side, Strange and Roy Moore are in a run-off. And this is where things get weird, even by Alabama standards. Strange is pretty much a Sessions clone politically, meaning that he is your standard issue Republican who holds extreme right-wing anti-women, anti-LGBT, and anti-immigrant attitudes. But even that is not wacko enough for Alabama Republicans and Roy Moore seeks to outflank Strange on the right, if you can imagine it.

Moore is a real piece of work. He ran for the position of chief justice of the state supreme court in 2001 and won and then proceeded to commission and install a granite Ten Commandments in the court house. When a federal judge ordered it to be removed, he refused and the Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed him from office. After two failed runs for the governor, Moore was again elected chief justice in 2013 but was suspended from that position in 2016 because he ordered the state probate judges to defy the US Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage by withholding marriage licenses.

Moore dials the religious crazy way beyond 11. Among other things, he thinks that 9/11 may have been his gods punishment for the sins of America. But wait, theres more!

The central argument of Moores campaign is that removing the sovereignty of a Christian God from the functions of government is an act of apostasy, an affront to the biblical savior as well as the Constitution. Among the prices he says this country has paid for denying Gods supremacy: the high murder rate in Chicago, crime on the streets of Washington, child abuse, rape and sodomy. Its a crisis he hopes to address next year from the floor of the Senate.

The last 50 years, Moore argued, has...


Syrian War Report September 22, 2017: US-backed Forces Push For Syrian Oil "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from SouthFront Early on Friday, the Israeli Air Force struck a target in the Damascus International Airport, according to pro-opposition sources and the Israeli media. There are no details about the damage caused by airstrikes. Pro-Israeli sources claim that the Israeli Air Force targeted a part of the airport used for providing supplies to Hezbollah. []


Research: Todays American Teens Delay Reponsibility Longer Than Ever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

18-year-olds now look like 15-year-olds used to, Jean Twenge says. Members of Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2012, are less likely to drink alcohol or have sex in high school. But they are also less likely to pursue independent acts of responsibility, like getting a drivers license or procuring a job while in high school.

Many people in Gen Xand even some among the millennial generationare rather dumbfounded by these trends. In my home state of Idaho, teens my age could procure a drivers license at 14, due to the states rural, farming nature. There wasnt a single kid who didnt look forward to his 14th birthday: it carried with it the prospect of independence, and eventually car ownership.

But the problems and dilemmas my generation facedsurrounding sex and alcohol, driving and recklessnessare not necessarily mirrored in younger generations, if Twenge is to be believed. The new book iGen: Why Todays Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood has a lot of people talking, with good reason. It tries to address both the boons and perils of the smartphone era, considering both the strengths and weaknesses of the young people its helped shape.

iGen Has Grown Up In A Different World

Twenge is careful not to make digital media the sole scapegoat for iGens growing-up problems. When it comes to larger trends toward safety and abstaining from adult experiences (like car ownership and sex), Twenge suggests that other generational shifts could also be playing a part: todays teens are growing up in smaller families, she notes, with parents who nurture them more carefully and expect them to go to college. Kids often spend their summers focusing on extra-curriculars or internshipsnot blue-collar or service jobs.

When you add smartphones on top of these larger familial and educational trends, it makes sense that teens are increasingly staying in rather than venturing out into the wider world. Social media encourages teens to inhabit a virtual and curated reality, one that neednt carry them outside their bedrooms. As Twenge puts it, When the partys on Snapchat, you dont have to go out as much.

Physical Versus Mental Health


Oklahoma Muslim who beheaded coworker says he is a slave to Allah "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In those tapes Nolen answers questions in a very matter-of-fact way with seemingly little emotion. He told the investigators he beheaded Hufford because he felt oppressed as a Muslim. Nolen carefully explained his interpretation of the Quran and said no one guided him in the religion and that he came his beliefs on his own. []


Allow Us to Destroy Your Faith in Humanity With 18 Photographs, Before Restoring Your Faith With 18 More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

  • Iain S. Thomas

 The human condition is one of extremes, spanning the whole vast spectrum of human emotions. Among us, there are those that bring nothing but hatred and betrayal, proving that the world can be a dark and trying place. These are the people who leave us feeling helpless as we watch their tyranny of revenge and selfishness. They are not for the health and happiness of anyone else in the world besides themselves, willing to walk over anyone in their way on their journey to chase down their own individual goals and dreams. Even these goals and dreams highlight their selfish ways, designed to benefit no one but themselves.

However, it is important to not forget that there is also a good side to humanity. There are those that will genuinely restore your faith in the world that we live in, and in the population that exists around us. They live with but one purpose in life, to spread joy, love, kindness, and happiness everywhere they go. Unafraid of the idea of personal sacrifice, some will give everything just to help others who find themselves down on their luck.

Dont believe how low humanity can sink? Here are 18 pictures that will destroy your faith in your humankind

  1. Selfish and inconsiderate people are unable to see past their own needs, willing to inconvenience others for their own comfort.

Source: JJTG64 | Reddit


  1. Everywhere they go, they put themselves first, leaving everyone else as an afterthought.



Incoherent President Reassures UN that US Policy Is Insane "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph.  Minority President Donald Trump, September 19, 2017, addressing the United Nations

With stunningly unintended precision, about a third of the way into his UN


Limiting Free Speech leads to Limiting Knowledge and Limiting Choices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The issues over who has a right to free speech, and when, has become a heated - even violent - debate in North America. Left-wing activists, so-called Social Justice Warriors (SJWs), have taken to equating the defense of free speech with the promotion of hate speech. Their rationale goes like this: Since no one could have any sound reason to protest for the right to free speech in this day and age, then anyone doing so is in fact a right-wing fascist. As such, we hereby proclaim our right to use violence to silence anyone defending free speech. While it's an unfortunate fact that some ignorant people take advantage of the right to free speech to spread their hateful ideas, it's also a fact that the intelligent people who outnumber them are fighting for that right in order to keep spreading their message of love and unity through education. When you support putting limits on free speech by deciding for others what is offensive, the results are never limited to the ones you want. They end up being a mixture of good and bad which, ironically, is the same as what happens when you preserve the right to free speech without limits.


Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely? | petrodollar | Economy & Business Sleuth Journal Special Interests War Propaganda World News

Venezuela is the 11th largest oil producing country in the entire world, and it has just announced that it is going to stop using the petrodollar.  Most Americans dont even know what the petrodollar is, but for those of you that do understand what I am talking about, this should send a chill up your spine.  The petrodollar is one of the key pillars of the global financial system, and it allows us to live a far higher standard of living than we actually deserve.  The dominance of the petrodollar has been very jealously guarded by our government in the past, and that is why many are now concerned that this move by Venezuela could potentially lead us to war.

I dont know why this isnt headline news all over the country, but it should be.  One of the few major media outlets that is reporting on this is the Wall Street Journal

The government of this oil-rich but struggling country, looking for ways to circumvent U.S. sanctions, is telling oil traders that it will no longer receive or send payments in dollars, people familiar with the new policy have told The Wall Street Journal.

Before we go any further, we should discuss what we mean by the petrodollar for those that are not familiar with the concept.  The following comes from an excellent article by Christopher Doran

In a nutshell, any country that wants to purchase oil from an oil producing country has to do so in U.S. dollars. This is a long standing agreement within all oil exporting nations, aka OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The UK for example, cannot simply buy oil from Saudi Arabia by exchanging Briti...


Gold Bullion Fails to Recover $1300 Even as Dollar Retreats Post-Fed, Kim + Trump Trade Insults "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Adrian Ash Gold bullion rallied almost $10 per ounce on Friday from yesterday's 4-week lows against the Dollar but failed to recover what analysts called the "key pivot" of $1300 despite claims of safe-haven buying...

China Blazes a Trail in Mobile Payments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Guild & Danaher In June, we wrote about how Chinas world-leading innovation in social commerce is being driven by one of the greatest transformations in history: two decades of unprecedented economic growth...

SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: Idiocracy: Are We There Yet? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 2006, the movie Idiocracy was released. It depicted a dystopian society where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism run rampant. Humans are devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights. Humans are so dumbed down they communicate in slang, grunts and icons. Corporations control every aspect of life, the earth is covered in trash, the crops are dead and entertainment is juvenile and absurd. Over the years the movie has been called a 'documentary' because it essentially depicts, in a humorous manner, the sign of the times. Join us as we discuss the similarities between this cult film and our world today. Are we living in an era of rampant stupidity? Is there any hope? Is there a field guide when it comes to dealing with stupid people? How do we identify and avoid - as much as possible - the often irreparable harm such people can inflict? Running Time: 01:08:26 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!


Trees Walking. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trees Walking, William T. Horton, A Book of Images. (My favourite!)


Brexit Talks Could Continue Close to UKs March 2019 Exit, Theresa May Says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FLORENCE, Italy Britains negotiations with the European Union could continue close to its scheduled March 2019 departure from the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the two sides need to come to an agreement by November next year in order to allow time for it to be ratified by parliaments.

Of course we will leave at the end of March 2019 and negotiations will be continuing potentially up quite close to that time, May said during a question-and-answer session following a speech in Florence setting out her Brexit plans.

(Reporting by William James; Writing by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by William Schomberg)


May Says Will Honour EU Budget Commitments During Period of EU Membership

FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain will honour its budget commitments made during the period of its EUs membership during.

I do not want our partners to fear that they will need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave, May said.



Turkey To Deploy Troops to Idlib Per Astana Agreement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Part of the bigger picture..


"NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will deploy troops in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a so-called de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month.

The "de-escalation" zones, agreed by Turkey, Russia and Iran, would be further discussed in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Ankara next week, Erdogan said in an interview with Reuters while he was in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly.

"The de-escalation zone agreement was a promising idea ... under which Russians are maintaining security outside Idlib and Turkey will maintain the security inside Idlib region," Erdogan said. "The task is not easy ... With Putin we will discuss additional steps needed to be taken in order to eradicate terrorists once and for all to restore peace."

Another Day, Another Israeli Strike on Syria


It's amazing to me how under reported the expose on massive 2.2 Billion dollar, scratching the surface, US gun running in the vicinity of the ME is? Or how just dribs and drabs of it come through in varying reports? Without explaining the scale/scope of this operation... I thought it quite an exercise of creating a both a convoluted paper and real world trail to discourage anything concrete being put together and yet- somebodies managed to shed some light on what is surely a vastly larger gun running scale, by their own admission, then they could expose! Gotta give them credit for taking the time and doing the digging!

It's covered...


Its Shocking How Empty The Stadium Was For Thursday Night Football "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Actions have consequences. Via Daily Caller: The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium. Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have []


Israel Strikes Damascus After Syrian Missile Defense Fires On Aircraft "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel Strikes Damascus After Syrian Missile Defense Fires On Aircraft from ZeroHedge For the third time in as many weeks Israel has reportedly bombed positions inside Syria. Syrian state media along with multiple regional outlets showed fires burning at a...

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[WATCH] Alabama Police Officer Shoots Driver Holding Wallet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LEE COUNTY, Ala. A little more than three years to the date, the dashcam video of Airman Michael Edwards being shot by Opelika police officer Phillip Hancock on Interstate

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Is Spain Going to Explode Over Catalonian Secession? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The autonomous region of Catalonia has once again called for a referendum for secession from Spain, and all hell is breaking loose. Although the vote is still two weeks away, this week has seen a marked increase in tension and conflict between the two sides thats quickly reaching a boiling point. The government in Spain, which calls the planned vote illegal, has frozen Catalonias access to public funds so that they cant be spent on organizing the referendum. It is also trying to shut down its access to ballot boxes, although the Catalan government says it has 6,000 of them hidden away.

On Wednesday, the Spanish military arrested 14 high ranking Catalan officials and raided 41 Catalan regional government departments across the region. They have also raided newspapers to look for documents having to do with the referendum, following a judges order. This caused more than 40,000 protesters to take to the streets of Barcelona on Thursday night, which then provoked the Spanish government to send troops into the city. Tens of thousands are gathering again in the city today for more protests.

Demonstrating the severity of the situation, the government in Madrid had attempted to send 4,000 police officers to the region on Thursday in police boats which were meant to dock in Catalonia to deal with the escalating situation, but the boats couldnt dockthe port workers wouldnt cooperate. They either boycotted or refused docking access to the ships. The government responded by hiring ferries to be moored in the Port of Barcelona as temporary housing for police.

This Isnt The First Time Catalonia Has Sought Independence

Catalonia has long called for independence from Spain. As recently as 2014, it tried to hold a similar independence referendum. At that time, the Spanish government pushed back, calling the vote illegal. That caused Catalan leaders to rebrand the vote as a participation process to see how much support the Catalan government had for political independence. Catalan leaders still faced legal consequences for holding that vote, something that was presumably meant to scare Catalonia off from holding another referendum.

That clearly didnt work. This time around, Catalonia is much more defiant and is not taking no for an answer, which seems to be part and parcel of the populism thats been sweeping Europe in the last couple of years. Now, it appears Catalonias boldness could boil over into the kind of civil unrest that Western Europe hasnt seen in decades.

According to the...


Daily Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fall Song, by Mary Oliver Everything lives, shifting from one bright vision to another, forever in these momentary pastures.


Why Ofcoms humiliation over Sky is a dark day for all regulators "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And there may be worse to come.

lead Culture Secretary Karen Bradley says she is minded to refer Rupert Murdoch's 11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky to a further inquiry due to concerns over media plurality, June, 2017. Press Association. All rights reserved.Regulators can do damage to themselves. The Financial Conduct Authoritys (FCA) proposed welcome for the controversial Aramco partial flotation, Ofwats conflicted relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers ( PwC), the Competition and Markets Authoritys (CMA) pursuit of economically insignificant breaches of competition law by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could all be considered examples of regulatory self harm.

However, a climate where experts are despised is not generally favourable to regulators irrespective of what they do to themselves and puts them at the mercy of populist politicians. The Secretary of States decision ( in effect ) to overrule Ofcom on the issue of whether Rupert Murdochs proposal to acquire the shares of Sky that he does not already own a decision she was legally entitled to take, it has to be said is an illustration of this process at work .

The argument that the proposal threatens broadcasting standards ignores the fact that Skys record stands comparison with its competitors. The notion that the proposal to acquire total control of Sky News with its small market share menaces plurality is far fetched. Bradleys decision to refer the proposed deal to the CMA looks like a cave in to political pressure.

But there is another test on the horizon which Ofcom must not be deflected from if the entire legislative framework on media concentration is to maintain any credibility. This test arises because the recently reported proposal by David Montgomerys Mirror to buy the Express, does actually raise a genuine plurality issue. The editorial positions of the two publications are well known and diametrically opposed. It is quite likely that in the event of a transaction being completed, the Expresss position would change and become more aligned with that of the Mirror. There...


To My Friends In Australia: The Vaccine War Deepens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The string of abuses laid on citizens of Australia by their government grows almost week by week. Now, parental rights to raise children, without interference from the State, is under a new form of attack. This must be resisted. Schools are bringing doctors on board, as a permanent feature. Young children will be subjected to []


Stocks and Precious Metals Charts Ubi Sunt? Not With a Bang, But a Whimper "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts Ubi Sunt? Not With a Bang, But a Whimper by Jesse Jesses Crossroads Cafe Love does not make you weak, because it is the source of all strength, but it makes you see...

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Well celebrate fall of Daesh in 2 months: General Soleimani "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - Standard current US geopolitical propaganda psyops focuses on framing anyone being able to defend themselves from American domination and aggression as a threat so they can be subjected to financial sanctions and military action.


Israeli strikes hit weapons depot by Damascus airport Warehouse belonging to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


AFP/File | Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the armistice line on the Golan Heights had remained largely quiet for decades until civil war erupted in Syria in 2011
BEIRUT (AFP)  Israeli strikes hit a weapons depot by Damascus airport overnight, targeting a warehouse belonging to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which is allied with the Syrian government, a monitor said Friday.Israeli warplanes targeted with rocket fire a weapons depot belonging to Hezbollah near the airport, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

There was no immediate official confirmation from either Damascus or Israel, but the Jewish state has been accused of carrying out multiple strikes in Syria, including earlier this month.

On September 7, the Syrian army said Israeli warplanes hit one of its positions near the central town of Masyaf.

The site was reportedly used by Hezbollah forces and those of Iran, another Syrian government ally.

In April, the government accused Israel of firing several missiles at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion.

Israel has remained quiet on the accusations, but has repeatedly warned it stands ready to take military action to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced weaponry.

Earlier this month, the Israeli military fired a Patriot missile to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights.

Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the armistice line on the Golan Heights had remained largely quiet for decades until civil war erupted in Syria in 2011.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Israel has expressed concern about Irans growing power in Syria, as well as that of Hezbollah.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Tuesday that Israel would fight to prevent an Iranian curtain descending on the Middle East.

We will act to prevent Iran from establishing permanent military bases in Syria for its air, sea and ground forces, he said.



The Neocon War Machine Seduces Morgan Freeman to Attack Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Driving Miss Daisy actor has been coopted lately by the Powers That Be to attack Russia



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The Data Demontrates That America Should Build the Wall and Initiate Merit Based Immigration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


immigration phoenix

I did not enjoy writing this article because I usually find myself rooting for the underdog, whether it is in sports or in politics. For example, I took great delight that I was able to take part in the greatest upset in American political history in which Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.  Having been raised in Denver, I reveled in the fact, that after 17 straight losing seasons, the Denver Broncos have managed to win three Super Bowls.  Subsequently, when I look at immigration, it is the story of the down-trodden and how they have made a life for themselves. I can personally identify with this sentiment, because I am a first generation American on my fathers side of the family.

Despite my affinity for the underdog, I find myself adopting pragmatist views towards immigration. First, allow me to say that many immigrants are my Christian brothers and sisters. And those that are here, minus the hard-core criminals, should not be deported because it is a case of too much water under the bridge. However, there is something that can be done, and should be done, with regard to future immigration. The numbers simply do not lie.

The Truthful Answers Are Often the Simplest

Joe Guzzardi is a Californians for Population Stabilization and Senior Writing Fellow and he developed the following quiz on immigration:

1) What, for the last three decades, is the average number of immigrants legally admitted?

2) What is the Diversity Visa, and name at least three countries whose nationals have received the DV?

3) Approximately how many refugees does the U.S. resettle annually? Name at least three countries theyve come from.

4) Name the number of times Americans have voted on immigrant admissions, visa issuance, or refugee resettlement.


1) More than one million, all given life-time work authorization, a total that continues despite 9/11, the 2008 mortgage meltdown, a...


The Deadly Rocket Scare Redux: North Koreas Role in the Arms Game "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

4523434343North Korea is once again the big, bad, boogey man of Asia, a convenient villain Washington will use to fuel a spanking new arms race. If all-out war does not follow Donald Trumps insane policies aimed at Pyongyang, something miraculous will have to take place soon. The American hegemony turns once again to the Far East, in a redux of the 2000 North Korean sanctions negotiations.

Ill wager that very few people reading this remember the 1999 missile tests over Japan that North Korea used to negotiate sanctions reductions. Yes, its true and not fake news, as the New York Times reported from 2000, South Korea Plans to Begin Rocket Program. What, you expected ingenuity and creativity from the Trump administration and the US Congress? Not a chance of that, I say. The elites that run the globalist narrative never divert from what works, I tell you. If young and old Americans were fearful Japan would go up in a mushroom cloud in 1999, then the new generation of willing idiots are all the more capable of apathetic abandon. Trump and Co. are just doing Korea or Vietnam II, since those ventures proved financially profitable for the military industrialists and the economy overall. Do you feel like youve been duped yet? Okay, read on.

Once again, the New York Times is the soap box from which the hegemons preach to the waiting and fearful masses about the Pyongyang boogeyman, only this time its Kim Jong-un, and not his venerable supreme leader father Kim Jong-il whos center stage in the Armageddon drama. But the headlines this time around are far more creative. A story this week entitled The Rare, Potent Fuel Powering North Koreas Weapons, brings to mind 007 and James Bond, super-duper-secret rockets from Dr. No or Austin Powers as Dr. Evil, I can no longer discern. Once again American journalists take advantage of the fact most people dont know beans about much of anything anymore. Let me frame the latest bullshit from Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Juniors venerable newspaper. The rare and potent fuel it took not one but two award winning journalists to invent is known as UDMH, or Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine. Now I am fairly sure that William J. Broad and David E. Sanger both know UDMH is about as rare in the world of rockets as pointy nose cones or ignition sequences. But the North Koreans and the story sound much more ominous and deadly with spy thriller lingo deployed. Just so you know Im not slinging BS, the rare and poten...


The Worlds Only Undeclared Nuclear Weapons State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reports that developments in North Koreas nuclear program contributed to international political instability with potentially serious knock-on effects.

SIPRI says that as of January 2017 the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan,


Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dear Jim, Bert would not have fit into such a world. I am pretty sure I/you would not have graduated kindergarten and would have been some sort of negative poster children? Travesty is an understatement! Best, Bill Florida Parents Outraged After Teacher Demands Her 5th Graders Use Gender Neutral Pronouns September 21, 2017 Over the... Read more

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Syria Kurds hold first local vote to cement federal push "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


AFP/File | Kurds made up around 15 percent of Syrias pre-war population and were long oppressed by the central government

QAMISHLI (SYRIA) (AFP)  Residents of Kurdish-majority areas of northern Syria began voting Friday in the regions first local elections, as part of a push to cement a semi-autonomous regional government.

Fridays vote is the first stage in a three-part election to select representatives at the district, municipal and regional levels.

The vote has been dismissed by Syrias central government as a joke, but for Kurds it represents a step towards a long-sought federal system.

Kurds made up around 15 percent of Syrias pre-war population and were long oppressed by the central government.

But they largely stayed out of the uprising that erupted in March 2011, instead quietly building local control in Kurdish-majority areas after the withdrawal of most government troops.

In March 2016, they declared three semi-autonomous regions in the areas under their control, where voting began Friday for representatives at the neighbourhood or commune level.

Elections for executive councils for towns and larger areas are planned for November 3.

Then, on January 19, a final phase will elect legislative councils for each of the three regions, as well as a single joint legislative assembly.

At a polling station in Qamishli, in the northwestern province of Hasakeh, men and women, young and old, waited to vote, some eagerly brandishing their light blue voting cards.

They pressed their fingers into ink to fingerprint the cards, and then voted behind a curtain before placing their ballots in envelopes and into transparent boxes.

At the end of the process, an official coated a fingertip on each voter with blue ink to mark them as having voted.

A portrait of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of Turkeys outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) who is jailed in Turkey, hung in the voting room in one polling station.

Voter Mohamed Khalil said the election was the realisation of a dream for Syrias Kurds.

Before, we were foreigners deprived of the right to run in elections and vote, the man told AFP, his grey hair and moustache neatly groomed.

We didnt know the meaning of freedom, and we didnt have any rights. Today, and for....


Viewers Freak Out After Cable Provider Accidentally Airs Emergency Warning About The Apocalypse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Christian numerologist recently declared the Rapture will begin Saturday, September 23. Now, some residents of Orange County, California are freaking out because a local cable company accidentally broadcast a warning about the end of the world.

Some Cox cable subscribers in Orange County saw an Emergency Alert test that had audio of a preacher who was prophesying the apocalypse, reported CBS Los Angeles.

Realize this, in the last days, extremely violent times will come, boomed a voice while the screen simply showed an  Emergency Alert.

Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest was alarmed wen the strange voice came on the TV, which made her think of Hitler.

It almost sounded like Hitler talking, she said. It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the television.

People took to social media to discuss what had happened, some believing the message was about the actual return of Jesus.

According to Cox Communications, the alert was supposed to be a routine test of the Emergency Broadcast System, but the original audio for the test seems to have been replaced by an End Times preachers speech.

Cox said that it didnt know exactly how the apocalyptic message got aired, but speculated it might have been a hacker, or simply interference that occurred when more than one local radio station was broadcasting an emergency alert at the same time.

The radio station that sent the alert didnt turn off their programming when the alert ended, Cox said...


12 dead, 92 missing as flooding hits eastern Congo following torrential rain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe and Matanda in Masisi Territory is 12 dead, 18 injured and 92 missing," said Julien Paluku, governor of Nord Kivu province, where the villages are located. The rain started on Tuesday, causing a river to flood, local residents told AFP. "The rain began in the afternoon, forcing those coming back from the fields to take shelter in homes near the river. The flooding caught them by surprise," said Joseph Ndabita, a resident of Bihambwe. He told AFP he had counted "10 bodies and (seen) others being swept away by the strong current towards the river."


The Morgan Freeman psy-op: The 'Deep State' has become increasingly desperate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Morgan Freeman's latest publicly stunt permanently stained his legacy after the famous actor decided to join the fake news industry by passing off a blockbuster script as a true story. Morgan Freeman declared in his latest two-minute video that "We have been attacked. We are at war", but he's wrong in saying that Americans have been victimized by Russia, but should have rather told the truth that they're under attack by their own government. To channel Freeman, "Imagine this movie script", albeit modified to reflect real-life events instead of conspiratorial ones: A globalist power cabal made up of the permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (the "deep state"), in conjunction with the Democratic Party, "Cultural Marxist" professors, the Mainstream Media, and Hollywood have attacked American democracy using non-stop infowar operations against their own fellow citizens to spread propaganda and false information aimed at convincing people that the Republican candidate and future President of the United States is really a Russian puppet.


Human Rights: The Latest Weapon Against Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Lilian Tintori, wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lpez who is currently serving a 13 year sentence (in house arrest) for his responsibility in the deadly violence of the 2014 guarimbas. By Ricardo Vaz | InvestigAction | September 21, 2017 The mainstream media have a crucial role to play []


Historical Holocaust: Daeshs Lasting Legacy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


After months of bloody fighting, Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi government forces backed by pro-Iranian Shia militias have driven Daesh out of Mosul and are advancing in the Euphrates valley. Across the border in Syria, Arab militias and Kurdish forces have liberated much of Daeshs de facto capital of Raqqa, while regime troops and Russian airpower broke the groups siege of Deir ez-Zor. The groups final defeat in Iraq and Syria is a long-awaited turning point, but its few short years in ascendancy leaves a trail of destruction that will take decades to undo.

Daesh is not solely responsible for the destruction that has ravaged both countries, but it is uniquely sadistic in singling out global heritage sites for ruination. In deliberate provocations against places chosen for their cultural and religious significance, Daesh went out of its way to defile historic monuments and holy places belonging to Shia, Kurdish, Yezidi, and Christian communities alike. With many of these places only now being freed from Daesh control, the full extent of the devastation is still coming into focus.

The destruction we do know about is already appalling. Once a top tourist destination, Palmyras 2,000-year-old Monumental Arch was destroyed in October 2015 after the group seized the area. Nearby, the Temple of Bel was also reduced to rubble. The detonation of the temple of Baalshamin was broadcast on social media to horrified audiences across the world. The minaret of the Great al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul was brought down in similarly callous fashion this past June, after previous attempts were foiled by local residents forming a protective human chain.

Hell-bent on exterminating non-Sunnis in areas they controlled, this campaign of desecration served Daeshs purposes well. In addition to generating shock value and valuable propaganda, the targeting of pagan sites like Palmyra fit well with the groups apocalyptic brand of jihadism and removed some of the most powerful symbols of shared history that bound together diverse communities. Robbing thos...


Hillary Clinton, psychopath, is like herpes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Like herpes, Hillary is painful, embarrassing and just wont go away. Brilliantly hilarious, but true, video from InfoWars Paul Joseph Watson! Watson calls Hillary a sociopath, but I beg to differ. Hillary is a psychopath. Though both sociopath and psychopaths Continue reading


A (weak) homage to democracy in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The images of a half-empty parliament during the referendum law vote illustrate how Democracy and Catalonia have gone their separate ways. Democracy is not the law of the majority, but the protection of the minority.

Hundreds of Catalan separatists gather to protest in front of the Catalan Economy Ministry. September 20, 2017. Barcelona, Spain. Matthias Oesterle/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved.

Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.

- George Orwell, 1984

Catalonia may be closer than ever to being independent, but it is increasingly far from embodying the democratic evolution that many of its supporters would have us believe. The secessionists have used a slim majority to approve the referendum and transition law, without any regard for legal safeguards and democratic norms. The images of a half-empty parliament during the votes, while a MP removed the Spanish flags left behind by members of the opposition, illustrates how the secessionist movement and democracy have gone their separate ways. With the full support of the president of the Parliament, a position that ought to be impartial, the road was left open for a referendum to be called for 1 October, and for less than a half of Catalans to decide on the future of the rest. Mr. Rajoys government in Madrid says it will not allow it, as both the referendum and the laws approved to enact them are unconstitutional. But as the 1 October nears and appeals for dialogue make no progress, both sides seem to be in route for a head-on clash.

Just ends can never justify unjust means

Recognizing that nationalism often springs from the wounded pride and sense of humiliation of a people is important. But the sense of humiliation alone cannot explain the sharp increase in support....


Pope Francis: Concern for cultural identity doesnt justify opposition to mass Muslim migration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I wont hide my concern in the face of the signs of intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia that have arisen in different regions of Europe, often fueled by reticence and fear of the other, the one who is different, the foreigner. Maybe people have reticence and fear of the other because of the others tendency to []


capitalism and war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"To be successful, Mattis and Tillerson decided they should use talking points and commentary with which they believed Trump would be most familiar: the role that the military, intelligence officers and diplomats play in making the world safe for American businesses, like The Trump Organization, to operate and expand abroad."


Al-Khalifah and Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"In recent years, Bahrain has begun to slowly externalize its relations with Israel." "Nonetheless, diplomatic sources claim that Bahrains changed attitude reflects Saudi Arabias stance. Statements such as the one by Bahrains king are not made without receiving the go-ahead from Riyadh. It is likely, they argue, that Saudi Arabia was the one encouraging Bahrain to step forward in regard to Israel."


Israel and Al-Qa`idah: if only Americans knew "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Israel has even provided air cover to Syrian al-Qaeda. In June, journalist Nour Samaha published a lengthy article interviewing Syrian rebels in the illegally occupied Golan Heights who openly spoke of how Israel has supported them." (thanks Amir)


Vintage Voyager: Online Video Resources "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With Voyager on my mind because of its recent anniversary, I had been exploring the Internet landscape for archival footage. But Ioannis Kokkinidis made my search unnecessary with the following essay, which links to abundant resources. The author of several Centauri Dreams posts including Agriculture on Other Worlds, Ioannis holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering of the Agricultural University of Athens. He went on to obtain a Mastre Spcialis Systmes dinformations localises pour lamnagement des territoires (SILAT) from AgroParisTech and AgroMontpellier and a PhD in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis from Virginia Tech. Now a resident of Fresno CA, Ioannis tells us in addition how a lifelong interest in space exploration was fed by the Voyager mission and its continuing data return. 

by Ioannis Kokkinidis


Back in the end of August 1989, when I was 9 years old and the whole family was on vacation, the Greek press set aside momentarily its coverage of the continuing shenanigans of Greek politics and the rapidly changing situation to the north of our borders due to the collapse of communism and instead put Voyager 2s encounter with Neptune in its front pages. My late grandfather was an avid reader of newspapers, which I would also read afterwards. I devoured what I could get my hands on, which alas was not much, it was after all August.

The next year my family moved to California for two years, my father was a visiting professor at UCSF, and I read all the books and magazines about space I could find in the public libraries. I even discovered NASAs Spacelink, a NASA public education computer service hosted by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, containing mostly NASA press releases, and I would dial in with our PC XTs 2400 bps modem. However feeding my space interest was a privilege and my parents made me do a thing I truly dreaded in exchange for dialing the long distance number and indulging myself: play the piano.

After we returned to Greece keeping myself appraised of the latest space developments proved difficult since there is very little popular scientific press in Greece and the mainstream press is not that interested in space. When I got our first internet connection NASAs Spacelink, now a website, was still up, it still had similar content, though more importantly the releases now included in the bottom instructions on how to g...


How Western media celebrate Jamal Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Khashoggi, who worked for various Saudi princes (Prince Khalid bin Faisal, and then Turki bin Faisal, and then Walid bin Talal, among others) never ever protested Saudi regime repression. He only spoke out when he was muzzled repeatedly and when some of his friends (pro-regime people) also spoke out.  Mr. Khashoggi is clear at what he wants: he wants repression in the country to go back to what it was a month ago.  Then, it was a democratic paradise for him.  He was very clear when he was asked about twitter: he wanted revolutions in Arab countries but not in Saudi Arabia because he thinks it constitutes an exemplary democracy.  A sample of the accolades he has been getting. Also, if a supporter of the Asad regime or the Iranian regime spoke out and said: I want things to go back to the repression of a month ago, would he/she be lionized in Western media?
Ben Hubbard (@NYTBen)
Quite a cri de coeur from Saudi journalist @JKhashoggi: Saudi wasnt always this repressive. Now its unbearable.


Black Lives Matter Says World War I Symbol At Oklahoma Museum Is Offensive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crack open a history book. Via KJRH: An Oklahoma group is calling a symbol at a Claremore museum offensive and asking for it to be removed. It was the cornerstone in Clem Van Rogers livery stable, Will Rogers Memorial Museum Public Relations Director Pat Reeder said. From a distance, its hard to read the message []


South Africas Rhino Paradox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Africas recent reversal of a ban on trade in rhinoceros horn has invigorated support for commercial farming of the product. But breeders' argument that a legal market will protect wild populations ignores how the illicit trade in wildlife products actually functions.


[WATCH] Iowa Cop Leaves Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After being shot three times by an Iowa cop during a traffic stop on November 1, Jerime Mitchell is now paralyzed from the neck down. Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander

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UK trains Oman's police and special forces in 'public order' tactics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Details of deal emerge as the UK seeks to deepen already close defence ties


Another Hizbullah commander confess to an anti-hizbollah site "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"a commander told Middle East Eye."  Does this commander drink thick black coffee like the commander who spoke to NBC news?


Ben Hubbard does what he does best: produces propaganda for the Saudi royal family "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Look he summed up the life of King Faisal: "One ruled Saudi Arabia for 11 years, outlawed slavery, spread public education and introduced television to his country."  This is the man who was first to declare Jihad (in the religious fanatical meaning of the word), the man who fought progressive, secular movements thoruhogut the world, the man who was a benefactor of every reactionary anti-communist movement in the region and beyond, the man who inspired the alliance of Islamist political forces in the Cold War, the man who sponsored the fanaticism of Ibn Baz, who would inspire Bin Laden and his ilk, the man who used the oil wealth to fight the war in Yemen, the man who solidified the alliance between the house of Saudi and the religious Wahhabi establishment.  King Faisal was one of the most notorious anti-Semites in the entire contemporary history of the region, and he funded anti-Semites in the world.  But for Ben Hubbard, he "ended slavery and brought television".  In fact, he did not want to end slavery but the regime of King Saud in its last year, championed progressive issues especially in the economic and oil sphere, and Faisal did not want to appear less progressive and Western powers supported his coup in return for the ostensible reforms which he announced.  Slavery in the kingdom did NOT end in 1964. 


Jordan Roy-Byrne on GDXJ and GDX (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jordan Roy-Byrne on GDXJ and GDX Video The Daily Gold Finding the right mining companies to invest in is not an easy task and thats why newsletter writer Jordan Roy-Byrne says it is important to focus attention on a...

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Trump is Right: 65 MSM Reporters Met With or Coordinated with Hillary Camp 91% of Media Reports Trashed Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


On Thursday Facebook announced it would turn over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to GOP-led congressional committees. The left now claims 3,000 ads costing $100,000 that were neither favorable or unfavorable for either candidate flipped the 2016 election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even released a statement on the conspiracy.

President Trump went to Twitter to respond to the latest Democrat-media hoax.

Trump is right.
The liberal media was totally biased against him during the 2016 election.

The Media Research Center found 91% of the coverage of Trump in the weeks leading up to the election was hostile towards the Republican candidate.



Web standards body constrains digital rights against members' wishes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A letter from Cory Doctorow after the World Wide Web Consortium moves to enforce a digital rights management standard without compromise, despite agreement from only 58.4% of members.

Constrained content. Pixabay. CC0.In July, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium overruled dozens of members' objections to publishing a DRM standard without a compromise to protect accessibility, security research, archiving, and competition.

EFF appealed the decision, the first-ever appeal in W3C history, which concluded last week with a deeply divided membership. 58.4% of the group voted to go on with publication, and the W3C did so today, an unprecedented move in a body that has always operated on consensus and compromise. In their public statements about the standard, the W3C executive repeatedly said that they didn't think the DRM advocates would be willing to compromise, and in the absence of such willingness, the exec have given them everything they demanded.

This is a bad day for the W3C: it's the day it publishes a standard designed to control, rather than empower, web users.

This is a bad day for the W3C: it's the day it publishes a standard designed to control, rather than empower, web users. That standard that was explicitly published without any protections -- even the most minimal compromise was rejected without discussion, an intransigence that the W3C leadership tacitly approved. It's the day that the W3C changed its process to reward stonewalling over compromise, provided those doing the stonewalling are the biggest corporations in the consortium.

EFF no longer believes that the W3C process is suited to defending the open web. We have resigned from the Consortium, effective today. Below is...


Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone.

This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest.

Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

All throughout the economic crisis in Greece, it has been reported that polls have consistently shown clear majorities favoring the countrys European trajectory and rejecting the possibility of a departure from the eurozone and EU.

So the Greeks want the euro at all costs, even if it means more harsh austerity measures and cuts to wages, pensions and social services. Or so we are told. These claims would be believable if they were the product of robust public debate and deliberation on the respective pros and cons of remaining within the European family or departing. But in Greece, and in most of the global mainstream media, there is no such debate and never has been.

Instead, what has taken place in Greece during the economic crisis has been the complete elimination from public debate of opponents of the prevalent economic and political doctrines. Those who oppose the eurozone, the EU, or simply the austerity measures, are stamped with the scarlet letter of being nationalists, xenophobes, or fascists. Such rhetoric became even more polarized following the Brexit referendum result. The Brexit result and the rise of populism have themselves been demonized, while poll results that contradict the mainstream narrative are habitually buried by the supposedly objective major media outlets.

Following the first installment of this series in which the less-than-democratic r...


Baltimore Gun Task Force Officers Kidnapped Couple and Stole $20,000 From Their Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carroll County woman is suing members of a rogue Baltimore Police Department unit, the first civil claim since the officers were indicted over a series of robberies and extortions. The

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Syrian Army Surprisingly Pushes Northwest Of Deir Ezzor, Captures Villages En Rote To Maadan (Maps) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrian Army Surprisingly Pushes Northwest Of Deir Ezzor, Captures Villages En Rote To Maadan (Maps)


On Friday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies captured Halbiy, Zalbiya and Qasabi villages in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. Government troops also entered the nearby villages of Madan Atiq.

The SAA is now only 4km away from the strategic Madan town located on the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor governorate.

Syrian Army Surprisingly Pushes Northwest Of Deir Ezzor, Captures Villages En Rote To Maadan (Maps)

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The aim of the SAA military operation in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside is to capture the Raqqa-Deir Ezzor highway. Once the highway is captured it will be used as a safe road to Deir Ezzor city. The advance also slows down a possible redeployment of the SDF from Raqqa to Deir Ezzor province.

In a separated development, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that its fighters besieged ISIS units inside Tabiyeh and al-Isba oil fields in the northwestern Deir Ezzor countryside.

According to this official announcemen, the claims that the SDF captured the two oil fields on Thursday were likely false or the SDF was not able to secure the gains.


Lightning strike kills civil servant in Kwara, Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 47-year-old civil servant, Salami Adekunle, was on Thursday struck to death by lightning in Oro, Kwara State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN gathered that the deceased was, until his demise, a staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education, Oro, in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. The deceased was said to be leaving the institution's examination office for the registry department at about 10a.m. when the incident happened during a downpour. The body of the deceased, who hailed from Ilesa in Osun State, was sighted lying on the spot of the incident.


Trump to Scrap Drone Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human rights groups argue the move could led to an upsurge in civilian casualties, which are already soaring under Trump.

(COMMONDREAMS)  President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door for the expansion of airstrikes and commando raids into nations like the Philippines and Nigeria and setting the stage for an upsurge in civilian casualtiesalready at record highs in Afghanistan and soaring in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs for Amnesty International USA, told the New York Times in an interview that while Obama-era restrictions on drone strikes fell far short on human rights protections, any move to water down drone warfare rules even further would be a grave mistake.

The White House appears to be committed to the move nonetheless, the Times reported on Thursday, noting that the plan has quietly taken shape over months of debate among administration officials and awaits Trumps expected signature.

The Times notes that at least two rules are on the chopping block:

  • First, the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA, now generally limited to high-level militants deemed to pose a continuing and imminent threat to Americans, would be expanded to include foot-soldier jihadists with no special skills or leadership roles.
  • And second, proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.

The plan, in effect, would deepen American military involvement in nations considered to be beyond combat zones and allow the U.S. militaryand the CIA, which has for months lobbied for more drone authorityto target individuals that are not even deemed national security threats by the U.S. government.

[D]rone operators and commanders would face fewer internal hurdles to launching specific strikes or raids, the Times concluded.

As Common Dreams...


Pakistan: Muslims beat and rape Christian boy, police side with perpetrators "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Victims father approached local police and informed them about the incident; however police seems reluctant to take action against the alleged assaulters. This is because the police are Muslims themselves, and have scant sympathy for Christians who are victimized and brutalized; they may also want to avoid having an angry Muslim mob show up at []



Naval Hospital Employees Fired After Mishandling Newborns, Calling Them Mini Satans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two employees at the Naval Hospital of Jacksonville have been removed from patient care after posting disturbing pictures giving the finger to newborn babies, referred to as mini Satans, as well as videos using them as puppets to dance to music.

The woman taking pictures and videos is identified on social media as Allyson Thompson, and the one in the pictures is identified as Joanie Barrett, reported News 4 Jax.

Thompson posted various pictures of newborn babies and making videos while holding the babies and treating them like puppets dancing to music.

She also posted a picture of her giving a baby the finger with the caption, How I currently feel about these mini Satans.

A military spouse shared the photos, which have gone viral, You can see the post here.

The Naval Hospital has responded on Facebook with their disapproval.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)


Russia denies use of Facebook ads in 2016 election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia's government on Friday denied using Facebook ads to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Friday, saying in a statement it didn't even know "how to place an advert" on the social media giant.We do not know ... how to place an...


Will the Siege of Marawi Be Repeated in the Philippines? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Nearly four months after being overrun by ISIS-aligned militants, the southern city of Marawi is on the verge of being liberated by government troops. Located on the southern island of Mindanao, Marawi is the largest majority-Islamic city in the Philippines.

On 23 May, militants from the radical Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorist groups launched a surprise assault on the city. The attack followed a botched operation by the Philippine armed forces to capture wanted rebel leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was thought to be hiding in the area. When the violence first erupted, the military was hoping to put down the insurgency in a matter of days. However, the operation soon transformed into a protracted and deadly urban warfare scenario, one which left hundreds of people dead and destroyed large portions of the city.

The last remaining militants thought to number less than 60 are now facing imminent defeat having been confined to an area of less than one square kilometer in the center of the city. Yet Mindanaos history of instability, conflict, and armed uprisings suggests the threat from Islamist militants will not end with this groups surrender.

The siege of Marawi came as a shock to Manila, both in its sudden outbreak and the ensuing difficulties in retaking the city. Are there more shocks to come?



The siege of Marawi may have taken many by surprise earlier this year, but Mindanao has a long history of instability and is home to a number of well-armed rebel groups. The island is the most impoverished and underdeveloped region of the Philippines and is home to the countrys Muslim-minority Moro population, many of whom possess grievances against the central government in Manila. These grievances date back as far as the Spanish and US colonial periods, and have persisted through the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and numerous post-independence administrations to the present day. The long-standing complaints of the Moro minority revolve around a perceived lack of access to the regions natural resources, and a dearth of political rights and economic opportunities.

The historical sense of injustice amongst the Moro population led to the emergence of an armed insurgency in the early 1970s. This insurgency was initially waged by the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), which was founded by Nur Misuari in 1972. As the armed resistance campaign progressed, the MNLF splintered into factions and a major offshoot the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was established in the early 1980s. MILF soon becoming the major force behind the fight for greater autonomy and independence for the Moro people. Fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and these two groups has cont...


Venezuelan Dictator Calls Trump The New Hitler "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at President Trump following his blistering UN speech Tuesday, calling him the new Hitler of international politics. The scathing remarks by the socialist dictator were retaliation for Trumps comments about Venezuelas faithful implementation of socialism which have resulted in riots, mass starvation, and bankruptcy in the country. The problem []


CVE-2017-14489: Linux kernel: scsi: nlmsg is not properly parsed in iscsi_if_rx() "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Vladis Dronov on Sep 22


It was found that the iscsi_if_rx() function in 'drivers/scsi/scsi_transport_iscsi.c'
in the Linux kernel since v2.6.24-rc1 through 4.13.2 allows local users to cause
a denial of service (a system panic) by making a number of certain syscalls by
leveraging incorrect length validation in the kernel code.

Our tests show that indeed an unprivileged local user can easily cause (i.e. run a binary)
a system panic or a compete lock...


Is The Kremlin Working To Turn Out An Audience For Trump And Strange In Alabama This Week? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Friday or Saturday (depending on if you're paying attention to Trumpanzee's tweets or to Luther Strange's campaign announcements], Trumpanzee is traipsing off to Huntsville to campaign for appointed incumbent Republican Senator Luther Strange, who is currently running several points behind far right psychopath Roy Moore (Bannon's candidate). Tuesday is the Republican primary runoff. Moore led in the first round and the 3rd place candidate, Mo Brooks, endorsed Moore last week.

Tuesday, Breitbart reported that the White House political department is flipping out in the fear that Trump won't draw a big enough crowd to satisfy his ego (and that he'll fire someone-- as he did after the debacle in Phoenix, where Bernie drew 4 times as many people as he did).

They already took down the size of the venue, from the Madison City Stadium, where Trump last stopped in Huntsville to the Von Braun Center's Propst Arena, which only holds 9,000 people. [Bretibart's reporting, as usual, is screwy on this since the Madison City Stadium is actually the slightly smaller venue.] The poorly-written report claims that "White House aides" told then that "they were worried about turning out a large crowd size for Trump, given they know the president has already given his endorsement and that he and the Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning for the establishment candidate against the presumed anti-establishment candidate."].
It doesnt look good to have them [Trump and Pence] stumping for the guy who is going to lose, one White House official said.


UN Treaty Signing a Significant Step Towards a World Free of Nuclear Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Shanta Roy

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature at United Nations headquarters in New York on 20 September 2017 and will remain open indefinitely. Once 50 nations have ratified or acceded to it, it will enter into force. Credit: ICAN

UNITED NATIONS (IDN) The international community took its first significant step towards a world free of nuclear weapons when over 50 countries signed a landmark treaty, which was adopted by UN member states on July 7.

The signing ceremony, which began September 20 on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, is expected to continue, as more countries will join the list of signatories to a treaty that was overwhelmingly voted on by 122 countries, with one against (Netherlands) and one abstention (Singapore).

The treaty has taken added significance against the backdrop of a possible military confrontation and triggered by nuclear threats by two nuclear powers, the United States and North Korea.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres summed it up when he said: It is an honour to oversee this historic treatys opening for signature the first multilateral disarmament treaty in more than two decades.

He said, the heroic survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Hibakusha continue to remind us of the devastating humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.

The Treaty is an important step towards the universally-held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. It is my hope that it will reinvigorate global efforts to achieve it, Guterres added.

There remain some fifteen thousand nuclear weapons in existence. We cannot allow these doomsday weapons to endanger our world and our childrens future, he declared.

The nuclear ban treaty explicitly outlaws the use, threat to use, development, testing, production, manufacturing, acquiring, possession, stockpiling, transferring, receiving, stationing, installation, and deployment of nuclear weapons. It also bans states from lending assistance, which includes such prohibited acts as financing for their development.

The treaty will enter into force 90 days after 50 or...


150 Years of Hurricanes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cool map by John Nelson; click to enlarge. A remarkably high percentage hit the Caribbean or the Philippines.


Senate Republicans Arent Just Aiming To Destroy Obamacare And Medicaid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The Senate Republicans latest anti-Obamacare bill has bigger goals than destroying the Affordable Care Act and dismantling Medicaid. This bill aims to blow up the very foundation upon which a national health care system could be builteven if it roils private insurance markets via massive premium hikes for 2018. This overarching goalto destroy the health care systems structural underpinnings that could be used to create a national health care systemwas made clear in the opening boasts of the Senate bill's co-sponsor, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, when he introduced the bill on the same day Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, introduced a Medicare for All bill. If you want a single-payer health care system, this is your worst nightmare, Graham boasted on September 13, referring to his own bill. Hell no to Berniecare! If that wasn't clear enough, Graham doubled down on Tuesday, when in an appearance with Vice President Mick Pence, Graham said, federalism versus socialism, you pick. Then on Wednesday, a Pence aide told reporters the vice president was leaving a U.N. Security Council meeting on peacekeeper reforms to speak with leader McConnell on continuing momentum behind Graham-Cassidy.


The Day of the Generals: Winning Armageddon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a room, somewhere deep inside the Pentagon generals and admirals met recently in order to prepare an assessment for the United States Senate Armed Services Committee. Present at the metering were General Mark Milley, the U.S. Armys Chief


Jimmy Kimmel Has No Clue What Hes Talking About "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 1850, Frederic Bastiat wrote in The Law that Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.

This is the classic mistake ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, an example of an average human white male comedian who did his best work over a decade ago on The Man Show and who has consistently failed upward, is making in his analysis of the Republican effort to shift Obamacare funding back to the states via Graham-Cassidy. It reveals the inability to have any kind of debate across partisan lines regarding health care spending at the federal level: Kimmel is so convinced of the rightness of his cause and the truth of his baseless and incorrect analysis of a piece of legislation that he will continue on this jaunt without any amount of self-reflection or consideration that maybe, just maybe, he might be wrong.

Perhaps the best part of Kimmels rant is where he says Graham-Cassidy is a gift to the insurance lobby, operating from a typically leftist frame which assumes every Republican step is a gift to industry and every Democratic step is looking out for the little guy. Guess what: the health-insurance lobby opposes Graham-Cassidy, as they have opposed every single repeal plan of any kind (the only plans they have supported are those which, lo and behold, bail out their industry with other peoples money).

Phillip Wegmann writes: Jimmy Kimmel has recreated himself. Where the late night comic once stood, an inflatable...


How the US Became a Warmonger Police State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How the US Became a Warmonger Police State SUPPORT YOUR WEBSITE Donate Now Paul Craig Roberts Professor David Ray Griffin is a tenacious person. He has written a number of carefully researched books that demonstrate the extraordinary shortcomings in the...

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Distrustful U.S. Allies Force Spy Agency to Back Down in Encryption Fight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them.

The NSA has now agreed to drop all but the most powerful versions of the techniques - those least likely to be vulnerable to hacks - to address the concerns.

Have the chickens come home to roost for the NSA, or should we distrust the report that they backed down?

Original Submission

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Miraculous Healing Using the Power of the Mind is Possible Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 23rd, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World Dr. Joe Dispenza has an impressive background studying biochemistry at Rutgers University with a focus on neuroscience, graduating magna cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Georgia, and postgraduate education spanning neuroscience, memory formation, cellular biology, and aging and []


CCleaner Backdoor Attack: A State-sponsored Espionage Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

Infected CCleaner Software Attack that Affected 700,000 Customers is part

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Ill Kill You: Duterte Vows To Have Son Murdered If Drug Trafficking Allegation True "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not hesitate to have his own son murdered if allegations of his involvement in a $125-million drug shipment prove to be true. He has also vowed to protect the police who kill him. I said before my order was: If I have children who are into drugs, kill []


Canada: Female jihadi like moving a mountain of defiance in court "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rehab Dughmosh is in Canadian court after being arrested in June following a vicious attack on customers and staff at a Canadian Tire outlet.with a golf club and a large knife and a bow. In its coverage of the case, the Toronto Star reveals (below) in detail Dughmoshs contempt for Canada, its infidel people, and []


[WATCH] County Jail Supervisor Uses Excessive Force on a Female Inmate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld" fought for and secured the release of body cam video showing county jail supervisor Brendan Johnson pepper spraying a female inmate in an incident of use of excessive force.

The post [WATCH] County Jail Supervisor Uses Excessive Force on a Female Inmate appeared first on Filming Cops.


Why Centrism Absolutely Sucks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You probably didn't hear Ann Coulter ranting and raving on Howie Carr's Hate Talk radio show Wednesday. She still trusts in what she calls Trumpism... but not so much in Seor Trumpanzee. She still wants to see him impeached. "If we're not gettin' a wall, we may as well have an attractive, dignified Republican there. We'll get better Supreme Court justices under Pence. We'll get better Supreme Court justices under Pence; we won't have to worry about Nikki Haley being sent to the Supreme Court at least."

The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that "only a third of the public believes Trump has accomplished much as president, and fewer than 30 percent back his handling of health care, race relations and the violent episode in Charlottesville." The only thing the public likes about his tenure in office so far-- by an overwhelming 71% to 8% margin-- was his outreach to Chuck and Nancy on government funding. On everything else-- from North Korea and Climate Change to Joe Arpaio, healthcare and race relations, the public is giving a big collective thumbs down.



Man faces charges after London Tube attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Two men remain in custody in relation to the incident, three others have been freed


VPSslim VPS+Dedicated Server offers! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hey LowEndBox community! The guys over at VPSslim sent over an offer today and were pleased to have them back. Theyve been posted quite a few times, going all the way back to 2012, but we havent had anything from them since 2015. Theyve always had good reviews and support, so were happy to have a new offer to share.

VPSslim is a registered company in the Netherlands (52966887), their WHOIS is public, and you can find their ToS/Legal Docs here.  As method of payment, you can use: iDEAL, Creditcard, PayPal, Bitcoin, alt coins (50 different coins), & Wire transfer.

In their own words: 

VPSslim has been active in the hosting business for quite a while now. In that time we have become a major player in the field of virtual private server hosting. VPSslim is a profitable, healthy and independent company. When ordering a VPS, you can count on years of experience, professional and friendly staff and advanced equipment. We put all our knowledge and experience together to bring you the best hosting experience possible. Do you have a question, problem or comment? Our helpdesk can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via email or social media.

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Chicago Activists: Soul Of City At Stake In Obama Library Agreement Which Obama Wont Sign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Obama wont guarantee jobs or economic development. Via Chicago Sun Times: About 300 residents packed a South Side auditorium Wednesday night to demand that the promise of jobs, economic development and other benefits of the Obama presidential library center be put in writing. The activists and residents want a community benefits agreement, something many say []


4 Sugar Alternatives That Wont Poison You "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

4 Sugar Alternatives That Won't Poison You | DietWithoutDeprivation | General Health Special Interests Toxins

You may think that staying slim and eating healthfully means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that wont wreck your diet, and are even GOOD for you!

No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads.

  • Weight-loss clubs and diet pill popping in the 1970s
  • Cabbage soup and liquid diets in the 80s
  • The Zone and blood-type diets (along with lawsuits related to diet pills!) in the 90s
  • In the aughts, Atkins and gluten-free
  • In the 2010s, its Paleo, raw, and local

Despite this obsessive focus on what to eat, Americans are fatter and in many ways, unhealthier than ever before[1]In 2016, two-thirds of the adult population were considered overweight or obese, according to a U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services study[2]. This health epidemic spans ethnic and cultural boundaries, and is affecting more adults and children every year.

One factor that is contributing to Americas growing problem with weight is our obsession with sugar. You probably dont need to see the results of a clinical study to believe that the more sugary calories you consume, the greater your risks of obesity[3]. What you may not k...


Big SAR operation to locate missing UK tourist, 64, in Rodopi, NE Greece "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police and Fire brigades are searching for a 64-year-old British tourist who has been missing since Thursday afternoon in Thrace in north-eastern Greece. After a visit to a local archaeological site, the woman had decided to return on foot. She called her relatives in UK that she was attacked by stray dogs. Contact to the

The post Big SAR operation to locate missing UK tourist, 64, in Rodopi, NE Greece appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


Network Analysers: The Electrical Kind "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Instrumentation has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last few years, however, the fundamental analysis techniques that are the foundation of modern-day equipment remain the same. A network analyzer is an instrument that allows us to characterize RF networks such as filters, mixers, antennas and even new materials for microwave electronics such as ceramic capacitors and resonators in the gigahertz range. In this write-up, I discuss network analyzers in brief and how the DIY movement has helped bring down the cost of such devices. I will also share some existing projects that may help you build your own along with some use cases where a network analyzer may be employed. Lets dive right in.

Network Analysis Fundamentals

As a conceptual model, think of light hitting a lens and most of it going through but part of it getting reflected back.

The same applies to an electrical/RF network where the RF energy that is launched into the device may be attenuated a bit, transmitted to an extent and some of it reflected back. This analysis gives us an attenuation coefficient and a reflection coefficient which explains the behavior of the device under test (DUT).

Of course, this may not be enough and we may al...


That Cuban Sonic Weapon Mystery Just Became More Mysterious "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Joseph P. Farrell

If youve been following that strange mystery surrounding the so-called sonic weapon attacks on the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, then the story just became a whole lot stranger with this article that was discovered and shared by Mr. B:

US diplomat in Cuba claims he was attacked in bed after walking through some invisible wall

What intrigues me here is a hypothesis I first advanced a few days ago in another blog on this mystery, namely, that this story might somehow be related to the strange ramming incidents of U.S. naval vessels the John McCain and the Fitzgerald which occurred near Singapore and Japan, respectively.

Theres a bit more information in this article that might tend to corroborate my high octane speculations in this regard. In my previous speculations, I have entertained various ideas that might account for the strange rammings of the missile frigates, namely (1) some sort of directed interference upon the electronics systems of the ships, via either (a) remote electromagnetic targeting of specific systems or (b) hacking of the systems through compromised hardware and/or software,; or (c) remote triggering of covertly implanted flaws in the hardware or commands in the software. But Ive also advanced the idea that (2) one might not rule out the idea that the crews of the ships themselves were targeted by some sort of mind manipulation technologies. Recall in this respect that one member of the Fitzgerald stated that he felt mystified, a state of mind indicating confusion, inability to take decisions, and perhaps even confusion over reading whatever electronic equipment he might have been responsible for. The Navy seems to have opted for an incompetence and inadequate training explanation, as youll recall, but it is to be noted that this explanation could be masking precisely the more sinister possibility of mind manipulation technologies.

So back to Mr. B.s shared article. Consider the following:

Aside from their homes, officials said Americans were attacked in at least one hotel, a fact not previously disclosed. An incident occurred on an upper floor of the recently...


Pitivi 1.0 Release Candidate Arrives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pitivi open-source non-linear video editor has been in development for thirteen years while its v1.0 release is finally near...


Lawmakers Salaries: Meeting with Saraki raises more questions than it answers SERAP "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has confirmed that its representatives yesterday met with the Senate President Bukola Saraki to discuss issues relating to details of annual salaries and allowances of lawmakers. In a statement today by Timothy Adewale SERAP deputy director the organization said that, While we appreciate the expressed commitment by Saraki to transparency and accountability of the National Assembly, and the rare opportunity to dialogue with him, we remain deeply concerned that the leadership of the Senate has unfortunately not satisfactorily addressed the damaging allegations byProfessor Itse...

The post Lawmakers Salaries: Meeting with Saraki raises more questions than it answers SERAP appeared first on New Telegraph Online.


Uber getting booted from London "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Uber is losing its license to operate in London, its biggest market, according to the citys transportation authority.Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday that it will not renew the ride-sharing services license to operate in the city when it...


SHOCKING: NGOs, CSOs used to fund terrorism Reps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  In spite of the public outcry trailing the impending passage of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) regulation bill by the House of Representatives, the lower chamber has said it is determined to pass the bill because some of the NGOs are used to fund terrorism and insurgency in the country. The deputy majority leader of the House, Hon. Umar Buba Jibril (APC, Kogi), who made the position of the House known in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday said the intendment of the new NGO bill was to forestall alleged illegal...

The post SHOCKING: NGOs, CSOs used to fund terrorism Reps appeared first on New Telegraph Online.


North Korea Ramps Up International Rancor With H-Bomb Threat North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Experts warn of potentially dire consequences if Kim Jong Un detonates a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean

Images of North Korean missile launches on display outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on Friday.
Images of North Korean missile launches on display outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on Friday. PHOTO: ED JONES/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Updated Sept. 22, 2017 7:50 a.m. ET

SEOULNorth Koreas latest threatto detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Oceanif carried through would mark a new level of defiance in the face of warnings from the U.S. and the international community.

Pyongyang has notched milestone after milestone this year in its quest to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the continental U.S., each time causing a furor and inviting toughly worded responses from President Donald Trump.......


Cybersecurity Aint the Only Game in Town: The Scams Multiply "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cybersecurity is much in todays news, but its not the only source of scams-- which are much more omnipresent than in the past.


Should Republican Lawmakers Participating in Anti-Trump Russia Collusion Witch Hunt Be Primaried from Office? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are currently three Republican-led congressional committees investigating the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
** The Senate Intelligence Committee
** The House Intelligence Committee
** The Senate Judiciary Committee

Each of these committees has been investigating the Russia-collusion hoax since the beginning of the year.
Each of these committees has found no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

It was all a hoax.

But they continue to investigate this nonsense rather than focusing on tax cuts, repealing Obamacare, or the several Obama administration crimes.

At what point to conservative voters rally against these anti-Trump group of lawmakers?

Here are the Republican members of the three committees investigating the Russia collusion hoax:

Senate Intelligence Committee:
James Risch Idaho
Marco Rubio Florida
Susan Collins Maine
Roy Blunt Missouri
James Lankford Oklahoma
Tom Cotton Arkansas
John Cornyn Texas

Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Chuck Grassley (R IA)
Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R UT)
Senator Lindsey Graham (R SC)
Senator John Cornyn (R TX)
Senator Michael S. Lee (R UT)
Senator Ted Cruz (R TX)
Senator Ben Sasse (R NE)
Senator Jeff Flake (R AZ)
Senator Mike Crapo (R ID)
Senator Thom Tillis (R NC)
Senator John Kennedy (R LA)

House Intelligence Committee:

Devin Nunes, Chairman
22nd District of California
Mike Conaway
11th District of Texas
Peter King
2nd District of New York
Frank LoBiondo
2nd District of New Jersey
Tom Rooney
17th District of Florida
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
27th District of Florida
Michael Turner
10th District of Ohio
Brad Wenstrup
2nd District of Ohio
Chris Stewart
2nd District of Utah
Rick Crawford
1st District of Arkansas
Trey Gowdy
4th District of South Carolina
Elise Stefanik
21st District of New York
Will Hurd
23rd District of Texas

At what point to Republican voters say, Enough is enough! of this collusion hoax?


Airplane! was actually a shot-for-shot remake of an earlier drama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO] Shot-for-shot might be a bit of an overstatement, but watch the video embedded in the main Loop post. Had no idea Airplane was a remake. If youve never seen the movie, its hilariously juvenile and fantastically funny. If you like that sort of thing. Lots of quotable lines, terrific sight gags.

Seeing the remake side by side with the original just makes me appreciate this comedy gem that much more.


Another Cost of Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This paper documents a small but systematic bias in the patent evaluation system at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): external weather variations affect the allowance or rejection of patent applications. I examine 8.8 million reject/allow decisions from 3.5 million patent applications to the USPTO between 2001 and 2014, and find that on unusually warm days patent allowance rates are higher and final rejection rates are lower than on cold days. I also find that on cloudy days, final rejection rates are lower than on clear days. I show that these effects constitute a decision-making bias which exists even after controlling for sorting effects, controlling for applicant-level, application-level, primary class-level, art unit-level, and examiner- level characteristics. The bias even exists after controlling for the quality of the patent applications. While theoretically interesting, I also note that the effect sizes are relatively modest and may not require policy changes from the USPTO. Yet, the results are strong enough to provide a potentially useful instrumental variable for future innovation research.

From a paper by Balzs Kovcs, here. Hat tip Kevin Lewis.

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Muslims who plotted to behead Pamela Geller hoped to achieve martyrdom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

They wanted to kill Pamela Geller for blaspheming Muhammad, and they were confident that Allah would grant them the rewards of Paradise. For these were devout, observant Muslims: Ismail Abdurrashid, an assistant imam at The Mosque for Praising Allah in Roxbury, Massachusetts, said that Usaamah Rahim was a very pleasant young man. He had a []


Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning by The Saker Something rather unprecedented just happened in Syria: US backed good terrorist forces attempted a surprise attack against Syrian government forces...

The post Russian special forces repel a US-planned attack in Syria, denounce the USA and issue a stark warning appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Angry Trump Tweets Response To Madman Kim Jong Un "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The tit-for-tat war of words between Kim Jong-un and President Trump is turning ugly, with the latter now calling the former madman after being labelled as a barking dog. Donald Trump will pay dearly for [...]


The Unbearable Whiteness of Being "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The First White President," an Atlantic essay by Ta-Nehishi Coats, is a must read for progressives. Coats argues that Donald Trump was elected for one reason: his unapologetic whiteness. "It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true--his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power."


Defying families, Israel moves four Palestinians bodies to Cemetery of Numbers ahead of court ruling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the past two years Azhar Abu Srour has played the last weeks of her son Abeds life over and over in her head, unable to find closure as she waits for Israeli authorities to release her sons remains. Her then 19-year-old son died a year and a half ago, after detonating a bomb on an Israel bus, killing himself and injuring 20 Israelis.

Azhar, along with the families of five other Palestinians killed during actual or alleged attacks against Israelis, brought a case in demand of their family members remains to court, hoping Israels justice system could help them give their loved ones a proper burial.

However last week, days before the families next court date had been set, Azhar got the news from a fellow parent that four of the six remains being fought over in the case had been moved to Israels Cemetery of Numbers, where Palestinians are buried by Israeli authorities with only numbers marking their graves.

The news came as a shock to the families involved in the case, who were expecting time for a ruling to be decided before authorities made such a move.

It is estimated that around 249 Palestinian bodies are being held in such graves though some estimates are much higher leaving hundreds of families without the closure a burial could grant.

Israeli authorities have been inconsistently using the practice of holding Palestinians bodies since 1967, though the practice, which has been criticized by various Israeli institutions and officials, has been halted and renewed several times throughout the years.

In general, three reasons are given as to why Israeli authorities insist on not handing over the remains. Bodies are either withheld as punishment, an attempt at deterring future attacks, or as leverage in negotiations and potential prisoners exchanges particularly with the Hamas movement in Gaza, where at least two Israeli civilians are being held.

They have more than two hundred bodies buried in the Cemetery of Numbers, and 7,000 Palestinian prisoners. They think holding the bodies will give them leverage for negotiations, but it doesnt make sense. They have so much to use against us as leverage they dont need our childrens bodies, Azhar said, following a march in protest of the news.

In a 2016 article, Haaretz reported that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman thoroughly opposed the handing over of bodies, reportedly saying in a closed meeting that he believed withholding Palestinian remains would act as a deterrent for future attacks.

During the same meeting, a representative of the Israeli army, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, the armys Operations Directorate head, called for the practice to...


Muslim group demands that Marriott cancel counter-jihad groups event "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Note BuzzFeeds predictably vicious coverage, beginning with the headline calling Act for America an anti-Muslim group. It is now taken for granted in the establishment media that to oppose jihad terror and Sharia oppression is to be anti-Muslim. The media maintains this even while insisting that jihad terror and Sharia oppression have nothing to do []


Biafra: Group to honour Kanu for restructuring Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), a pro-Igbo and restructuring group, on Friday, announced plans to honour the leader of the recently outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in October. A statement made available to Saturday Telegraph in Enugu and signed by Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor, Deputy Leader, ECA and also the leader of Igbo Women Assembly (IWA), noted that Kanu will be honoured at a presentation of a book titled How Nnamdi Kanu Restructured Nigeria. Mrs. Okwor stated that the book produced by the ECA, documents the travails, the journey and...

The post Biafra: Group to honour Kanu for restructuring Nigeria appeared first on New Telegraph Online.


China fumes over S&P credit rating downgrade "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China is angry at Standard and Poors (S&P) following a downgrade of its creditworthiness by the ratings agency over concerns about the countrys rising debt. S&P underestimated Chinas financial strength, Beijing said.

Konzernzentrale von Standard and Poors in New York USA (dapd)

Chinas Ministry of Finance said on Friday that S&Ps downgrade of Chinese sovereign debt was a wrong decision and based on a long-standing mode of thinking, and misreading of the Chinese economy.

On Thursday, the New York based ratings agency cut Chinas sovereign credit rating from A+ to AA- , however keeping the countrys outlook on stable. The one-notch downgrade came after Moodys Investors Service made a similar move in May  the first time in almost three decades that the nations credit rating was cut.

In a statement, S&P said it decided to make the call after concluding that Chinas de-risking drive that started early this year was having less of an impact on credit growth than initially expected.

Despite the fact that the government has shown greater resolve to implement the deleveraging policy, we continue to see overall credit in the corporate sector staying at a 9 percent point, S&P senior director of sovereign ratings, Kim Eng Tan, said in a conference call. Weve now come to the conclusion that deleveraging is likely to be much more gradual than we thought could have been the case early this year.

Debt-fueled investment in infrastructure and real estate has underpinned Chinas growth for years. But Beijing has launched a crackdown amid fears of a potential financial crisis.

Ballooning debt

Chinas banks extended a record 12.65 trillion yuan ($1.84 trillion or 1.60 trillion euros) of loans in 2016, roughly the size of Italys economy. Total social financing (TSF) a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy was a record 17.8 trillion yuan.

Tan said broader lending by all financial institutions has started to rise after growing by a relatively steady 12-13 percent in the last few years. That was the key metric that we look atand we believe while this growth of aggregate debt financing could come down somewhat over the next few.....


BIZARRE! Man with three wives, 14 children rapes seven year old orphan for four years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 70-year-old man in Akpoha, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, Simon Alobu popularly known as papa Eke  is now in police custody  for allegedly hypnotizing and repeatedly raping a 7-year-old orphan, Favour(surname withheld). The incident occurred in Ezi Imo compound, Ohanwegu in the area. Favour was first raped in 2014 allegedly by Alobu and since then, the man has allegedly been raping her. The suspect  tore Favours bottom with razor blade where he presumably apply some charms to prevent the girl from revealing his identity until the...

The post BIZARRE! Man with three wives, 14 children rapes seven year old orphan for four years appeared first on New Telegraph Online.


How to tell which Apple Watch model/series you have "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres how to tell what model number Apple Watch you have and convert that number into a specific Apple Watch series []


Roger Ver Joins Other Libertarians In Announcing a New Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ever wish you could live in a Libertarian utopia? Roger Ver and his team may have the answer for you.


SC Opens Door For Legal Challenges to Appointments Lacking Proper Credentials in Pollution Boards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The court has set aside an NGT order on the matter saying the tribunal doesnt have jurisdiction, but made it clear that future legal challenges are welcome.

A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of Surat November 25, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta/Files

A chimney is reflected in a puddle polluted with chemicals at an industrial area of Surat November 25, 2009. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta/Files

New Delhi: In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta today set aside the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order directing state governments to reconsider appointments to the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and laying down guidelines for such appointments. According to the apex court, the NGT does not have the jurisdiction to make this decision.

However, the bench agreed with the NGT that such appointments should not be made casu...



I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Roy Moore -- soon to be the junior senator from Alabama -- really loves God:

Controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore warned that America was falling apart because of things like transgender troops in the military.

The comments came shortly after he said he wanted to free the country and military from political correctness and social experimentation like transgender troops in our bathrooms.
Last week on the campaign trail, there was this:
The man most likely to be Alabamas next senator told his supporters late last week that rape, murder and child abuse are on the rise and are so because of Americans lack of faith....

Moore later read one of his poems about how America is falling apart.

Some choice lines:

Babies piled in dumpsters, abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand.

Weve voted in governments that are rotting to the core,
Appointing Godless judges who throw reason out the door.
Too soft to put a killer in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill that child before he leaves the womb.

You think that Gods not angry, that our lands a moral slum?
How much longer will it be before His judgment comes?
We've been told that the new right doesn't have much use for the Christian right, but at Breitbart, John Nolte is lavishing praise on Moore:
Time and again, I heard people say of Trump, I dont agree with everything he says, but Im damn glad he is saying it.

That statement reveals a key part of Trumps appeal. Even those who were not completely onboard with him policy-wise or with the Birther stuff, they still understood that Trump was freeing our society, breaking the despotic chains of political correctness, making it okay to not whisper....

Which brings me to outsider U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is like a Super Trump in this res...


Satanic Fashion Show Inside a Church at London Fashion Week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via: Vigilant Citizen: Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglus presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week and it was nothing less than a satanic Black Mass. Indeed, the event took place at the altar of St Andrew Church in London and incorporated heavy occult and satanic symbolism. In short, the event summed up everything the []


Boy attacked by shark off Gran Canaria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A shark my have been responsible for badly injuring the foot and leg of a boy as he surfed off a Spanish beach. Pictures of his mutilated foot show tooth-like marks on his leg as well. It is not clear how the unnamed youth sustained his injuries - with no explanation provided by the authorities. The Spanish media has only reported that the incident happened off the island of Gran Canaria. Local officials say that although they were informed of a shark sighting a few days ago, they did not treat the report as being significant. The Gran Canaria government says that it will now conduct an inspection of the area to ensure the safety of swimmers.


Video: ISIS Fighters Scream And Cry At Sight Of Tank "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even better, the tank kills them at the 3:12 mark.


Texas School Lies to Students- Tells Them That Standing for the Pledge Is the Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The topic of kneeling for the National Anthem has brought fierce debate from both sides of the table. Many see exempting oneself from standing for the anthem as disrespectful to those who have fought or died for the countrys freedom, while others view it as a political l protest- highlighting that the nation does not live up to tunes ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.

Recently, however, it was not the National Anthem that made the headlines, it was the pledge of allegiance, and the debate is on questioning whether standing for the pledge is mandatory.

During a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance at Midland High School in Texas, students were shown a slide telling the students its the law to stand during the pledge and stay silent during the moment of silence, which is an outright lie.

As Patheos reports:

So what the hell were they thinking?

Whats unclear from the news stories about this incident is what the assembly was about, how school officials responded to the situation, and whether they made clear to students that standing during the Pledge is optional.

A local CBS affiliated quoted one person (without a title, though she apparently works in the HR department) saying that, if students wish not to participate, their parents can fill out a form to remove them during the pledge. But thats wrong, too. You dont need your parents permission to remain seated.

The same article quotes district offic...


Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux


Cops Union Urges Harassment Of Pizza Shop After Owner Criticizes Police Tactics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ST. LOUIS Chris Sommers was pissed. The owner of Pi Pizzeria had been handing out cups of water at one of his restaurants in the citys Central West End

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Facebook helps Rohingya genocide in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

11 September 2017

The United Nations has described the reported atrocities [against] the Rohingya Muslim minority community in Myanmar as nothing short of ethnic cleansing.

Rohingya villages in Myanmar are either burned to the ground or are still in flames.

Al Jazeeras Divya Gopalan reports from Balukhali Camp in Bangladesh, where the large numbers of refugees arriving daily are putting a strain on resources.

According to Dutch NOS TV today, Facebook corporation has decided to block messages by the Rohingya ARSA rebels from Myanmar (Burma). These rebels arose in reaction to the oppression and violence by the Myanmar dictatorship against the Rohingya national minority.

Facebook claims ARSA are terrorists.

The NOS writes (translated):

Facebook and Twitter are widely used in Myanmar for dissemination of information, also by the army. As far as known, messages by the army and government are not banned by Facebook.

Apparently, according to the Facebook censors, governments cannot be terrorist except, maybe, governments which the United States government hates and may want to start a humanitarian regime change war against.

However, the Myanmar government and armed forces are not in that category,...


Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 123: Cyber Crimes and JNU "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vinod Dua discusses the problem of cyber crimes and how Jawaharlal Nehru University has changed.

The post Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Episode 123: Cyber Crimes and JNU appeared first on The Wire.


Die EU hat 2014 eine Studie anfertigen lassen, die ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Die EU hat 2014 eine Studie anfertigen lassen, die herausfinden sollte, wieviel wirtschaftlicher Schaden durch Raubkopien entsteht.

Ergebnis der Studie: Bis auf Ausnahmen wie frisch erschienene Blockbuster? Keine.

Also hat die EU-Kommission die Studie in der Rundablage vergammeln lassen und nicht verffentlicht.

Wie in der Pharmabranche! Nur dass die die Ausrede haben, dass sie mit ihrem eigenen Geld fr die Studien gezahlt haben.

Und wie bei Trump und den Gender Studies! Wenn wir die Augen schnell genug zumachen, dass wir die Gegenargumente nicht sehen, dann gelten die auch nicht!1!!

Update: Ich bin ja ehrlich gesagt ziemlich angefressen, dass ich darber aus US-Medien erfahren muss. Gut, hat natrlich was.


Original Apple Watch doesnt support watchOS 4 heart rate features "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jeff Gamet, MacObserver:

If youre planning on using the new heart rate monitoring features in watchOS 4 on your original Apple Watch think again because they arent there. Apple Watch Series 0, as its now called, can track your heart rate, but the new monitoring options require an Apple Watch Series 1 or newer.

Solid point, good to know.

Side note: Heres how to tell which Apple Watch series/model you have.

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Open-Source OpenCL Adoption Is Sadly An Issue In 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While most of the talks that take place at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference are around the exciting progress being made across the Linux graphics landscape, at XDC2017 taking place this week at Google, the open-source GPGPU / compute talk is rather the let down due to the less than desirable state of the open-source OpenCL ecosystem...


Ship Officers Accused of Robbing Guests of Casino Winnings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two cruise ship officers are accused of robbing guests who reportedly won over a million dollars from the ship's casino. The incident reportedly occurred several weeks ago on an unnamed cruise ship while it was docked in Piraeus, Greece.

Cruise CasinoA newspaper in Greece reports that over the course of two nights, two Bulgarian passengers gambled in the ship's casino and won over $1,000,000 dollars. After their big night of winning, the guests cashed in their winnings ($1,030,.000) and returned to their staterooms. The newspaper explains that an hour later, one of the guests alleges that he was attacked and robbed by two ship officers (reportedly a Canadian and an Israeli officer), who stole $430,000 in cash from the guest's cabin safe. The guest reported the incident to the ship and the port authority. 

Local police boarded the ship and arrested the two officers who reportedly had $430,000 in cash with them. However, the officers claim that the guests, who were not arrested, were cheating and the officers were simply obtaining the illegal proceeds back from the guests. 

Hat tip to the popular Crew Center for first reporting the bizarre story to the cruise community. 

The newspaper in Greece did not disclose the name of the cruise line or cruise ship where the incident occurred.

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Hundreds of universities have helped DHS create a nation of fear "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ever wonder who's responsible for our daily dosage of fear, terror and crime?

Look no further than our colleges and universities.

According to DHS, 'Homeland Security Centers of Excellence' (COE) are 'led by a college or university'.

COE's are responsible for blacklists, countering violent extremism and DHS propaganda videos and literature.

Colleges and universities have been working with DHS for fifteen years.

Since 2002, when the Homeland Security Act was passed, numerous colleges and universities have been feeding from the DHS money trough. Each year they line up like good little Bundists, promoting DHS's vision of terror.

Think about that, everything you've been told about terrorism and extremism is coming from colleges!

Schools across America will do anything, even if that means working with DHS, so they can get a piece of the annual $35-$40......


How Effective Is Forest Certification? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There isnt enough evidence to say if certified tropical forests are better than, the same as, or worse than conventionally managed tropical forests when it comes to people.

FSC certification is not only expanding rapidly, but is also one of the most respected forest certification schemes out there. Credit: Reuters

FSC certification is not only expanding rapidly, but is also one of the most respected forest certification schemes out there. Credit: Reuters

Tropical timber has earned a bad reputation.

When we think of timber from lush, tropical forests, it conjures up images of valuable old-growth trees pillaged by logging companies and illegal timber mafias, ignoring the plight of wildlife and local communities.

But tropical timber does not have to be bad, some experts say.

Tropical wood forms an integral part of many of our daily-use products, like furniture, toilet paper, flooring, construction, and packaging material. And this important resource can be harvested from forests responsibly and sustainably, experts say, ensuring that we meet our future wood needs while conserving forests.

When you speak about tropical forests with anybody, my mom or whoever, its always corruption, its always blood, its always stealing, its always dirty. Nobody wants tropical timber anymore, Paolo Cerutti, a senior scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) who has been working on sustainable forest management in sub-Saharan Africa, told Mongabay. But that is bad because we can harvest the forest in a way that is clean and proper and sustainable.

It is this need for clean timber that gave birth to the...


Gold and the Dollar Testing Key Technical Levels (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold and the Dollar Testing Key Technical Levels Video maneco64 In this report I cover the early market action from London on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. I look at the technical picture for gold and the dollar index and...

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LTCM: The Innovative Financial Technology Company "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Long-Term Capital Management L.P. (LTCM) hedge fund management used absolute-return trading strategies that combined sophisticated analytics (tee hee!) with 100 to 1 financial leverage. The firms master hedge fund, Long-Term Capital Portfolio L.P., collapsed, leading to an agreement on September 23, 1998, among 16 financial institutionswhich included Bankers Trust, Barclays, Bear Stearns, Chase Manhattan Bank,

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The Agony of the Welfare State, Finnish Style "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Joseph T. Salerno

The title of this postminus the reference to Finlandis shamelessly copped from a prescient essay that Ludwig von Mises wrote in 1953.  In his article Mises pointed out that in Great Britain and Europe, the system of progressive taxation was already confiscating nearly the entire  surplus incomes of the successful capitalists and entrepreneurs, meaning that higher tax rates would no longer produce additional funds to finance these countries ever-expanding welfare states.  Henceforth, Mises foretold, the funds of the beneficiaries themselves have to be tapped if more handouts are to be made to them.

Today things have gotten far worse than even Mises foresaw.  For now it is becoming evident that the beneficiaries of the most advanced welfare states are not reproducing rapidly enough to pay for the benefits that they are receiving and are therefore endangering the long-term survival of the more generous welfare states. A notable example is Finland, which faces a massive baby problem.  Thus, in 2016, Finland recorded the lowest number of newborn babies in 148 years, or since the great famine of 1868.  The Finnish fertility rate has fallen to 1.57 per woman and the number of people under 20 years of age as a percentage of the working age population is the lowest among Nordic countries at less than 40%, down from 60% in 1970. 

The situation has left mainstream economists devoid of solutions and wringing their hands in despair.  For Heidi Schauman, the Aktia Bank chief economist, the statistics are "frightening.  As Ms. Schauman explains:

They show how fast our society is changing, and we don't have solutions ready to stop the development.  We have a large public sector and the system needs taxpayers in the future.

Schauman clearly does not appreciate the delicious irony of the modern welfare state revealed in the emphasized part of her statement.  Without ability to further expropriate wealthy capitalists and entrepreneurs, the welfare state has become a crazy machine with no purpose but to perpetuate its own existence by devouring massive quantities of taxes extracted from the people it ostensibly serves.  If demographic trends threaten the existence o...


President Trump Blasts Latest Media Hoax on Russian-Linked Facebook Ads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Thursday Facebook announced it would turn over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to GOP-led congressional committees. The left now claims 3,000 ads costing $100,000 that were neither favorable or unfavorable for either candidate flipped the 2016 election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even released a statement on the conspiracy.

President Trump went to Twitter to respond to the latest Democrat-media hoax.

President Trump is right again. A Harvard study found 77% of the media coverage of Trump before the election was negative.

The Media Research Center found 91% of the coverage of Trump in the weeks leading up to the election was hostile towards the Republican candidate.

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SC Directives on Police Reforms Rejected, Ignored or Diluted by States "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eleven years after order, none of the states have conformed to the guidelines, says a Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report.

The CHRI also blasts the central government, saying that it has been a

The CHRI also blasts the central government, saying that it has been a laggard in every way when it comes to police reforms. Credit: Reuters

New Delhi: Eleven years ago, on this day, the Supreme Court had issued directions to the Centre and state governments to transform their police forces into professional, accountable and efficient service units. However, a recent report shows that compliance remains far from satisfactory with none of the governments enacting laws to adhere to the guidelines.

In fact, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, a non-profit organisation working in the areas of access to justice (police and prison reforms) and access to information for over two decades, has pointed out that while 18 states enacted new police acts and 11 issued executive orders, ostensibly to comply w...


7 things to try out in iOS 11 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Colin Devroe:

Tomorrow iOS 11 is being released to the public, I thought Id jot down a few things that I believe people should do on the day they upgrade, so that they dont just move on with their busy lives and forget.

Good list, quick read.

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Fighting Breaks Out at Turkish Presidents Speech in New York "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Violence broke out at a New York hotel Thursday afternoon when protesters disrupted a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey.

In the middle of Mr. Erdogans speech, delivered in Turkish, a man one of a handful of protesters screamed in English: Youre a terrorist. Get out of my country! The ballroom at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square instantly erupted, with many attendees chanting Mr. Erdogans name to drown out the protesters.

Videos showed the protesters one of them wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a picture of Michael Israel, an American who was killed in a Turkish airstrike while volunteering with the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units, or Y.P.G. being punched and slapped by several attendees as security personnel removed them from the room. Security also removed at least one person who had assaulted the protesters.

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Anti-Erdogan demonstrators are punched as they are removed from a New York hotel, Thursday, September 21, 2017. From a VOA video

Meghan Bodette, who identified herself as one of six protesters (one of whom was filming), said their goal was to call attention to the Turkish states war crimes and human rights abuses against the Kurdish...


The Stunning Hypocrisy of Puppet Proxy 'Leaders' - The David Icke Dot-Connector Videocast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The FULL David Icke videocast can be sent to your email every weekend Click here to sign up Heres a clip from this weeks video


Another Day, Another Israeli Strike on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported.
Pictures allegedly showing the moment of the attack have emerged online on Arab and Hebrew-language social media.- see images at RT link

According to Israeli media reports, there were three separate strikes.

Meanwhile, footage that reportedly captured Syrias air defense forces responding to the strike was uploaded on Facebook. The air defense forces are said to have shot down one of the missiles.


An airstrike of probable Israeli origin launched two missiles at a civilian airport in Syria's capital, Damascus early on Friday morning, Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen reported.
A source at the airport spoke to Prensa Latina, saying that nobody was hurt in the attacks, and little damage was caused.
The explosions resulted in fires in several areas which were quickly extinguished, and the sound of the explosion could be heard around Damascus.
Al-Masdar News reported that a Syrian military source said that the Syrian Air Force has shot down an Israeli drone near the Damascus province border shortly after the attack.




Trumps Principled Realism Signals Renewed American Imperial Offensive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump-America is American imperial power with the gloves off, the mask of soft power removed.

US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

US President Trumps address to the United Nations General Assembly signaled little fundamental change in the USs imperial stance towards the world, despite the America First rhetoric derided by establishment critics as isolationist during and after the 2016 election campaign, including...


Block The Pirate Bay Within 10 Days, Dutch Court Tells ISPs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three years ago in 2014, The Court of The Hague handed down its decision in a long-running case which had previously forced two Dutch ISPs, Ziggo and XS4ALL, to block The Pirate Bay.

Ruling against local anti-piracy outfit BREIN, which brought the case, the Court decided that a blockade would be ineffective and also restrict the ISPs entrepreneurial freedoms.

The Pirate Bay was unblocked while BREIN took its case to the Supreme Court, which in turn referred the matter to the EU Court of Justice for clarification. This June, the ECJ ruled that as a platform effectively communicating copyright works to the public, The Pirate Bay can indeed be blocked.

The ruling meant there were no major obstacles preventing the Dutch Supreme Court from ordering a future ISP blockade. Clearly, however, BREIN wanted a blocking decision more quickly. A decision handed down today means the anti-piracy group will achieve that in just a few days time.

The Hague Court of Appeal today ruled (Dutch) that the 2014 decision, which lifted the blockade against The Pirate Bay, is now largely obsolete.

According to the Court of Appeal, the Hague Court did not give sufficient weight to the interests of the beneficiaries represented by BREIN, BREIN said in a statement.

The Court also wrongly looked at whether torrent traffic had been reduced by the blockade. It should have also considered whether visits to the website of The Pirate Bay itself decreased with a blockade, which speaks for itself.

As a result, an IP address and DNS blockade of The Pirate Bay, similar to those already in place in the UK and other EU countries, will soon be put in place. BREIN says that four IP addresses will be affected along with hundreds of domain names through which the torrent platform can be reached.

The ISPs have been given just 10 days to put the blocks in place and if they fail there are fines of 2,000 euros per day, up to a maximum of one million euros.

It is nice that obviously harmful and illegal sites like The Pirate Bay will be blocked again in the Netherlands, says BREIN chief Tim Kuik.

A very bad time for our culture, which was free to access via these sites, is now happily behind us.

Todays interim decision by the Court of Appeal will stand until the Supreme Court hands down its decision in the main case between B...


46,000 new phishing sites are created every day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An average of 1.385 million new, unique phishing sites are created each month, with a high of 2.3 million sites created in May. The data collected by Webroot shows todays phishing attacks are highly targeted, sophisticated, hard to detect, and difficult for users to avoid. The latest phishing sites employ realistic web pages that are hard to find using web crawlers, and they trick victims into providing personal and business information. Unique phishing URLs per More


The BirchTree watchOS 4 review "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Matt Birchler pulled together a fantastic review of watchOS 4. This is too big to quote out, but worth your time to step through. Theres good and bad here, no punches pulled.

Of particular interest is the new Siri watch face and the detailed discussion of the new Dock. Well done, good read.

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Trojan Horse Democrats Pile Into House Of Single-Payer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jim Kavanaugh for The Polemicist - Its great that more than a third of Democratic senators have signed on to co-sponsor Bernie Sanderss Medicare-for-All bill. Its a potentially strong bill thats been welcomed by single-payer activist organizations like Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and National Nurses United (NNU), and it represents a victory for the tireless work of single-payer activists and the popular pressure they stoked. It is also, we must recognize, only possible because of Bernies insistent promotion of healthcare as a right, in a campaign that widened the field of American political discourse. Above all, it is a result of continuing disgust with American for-profit health insurance system. It marks the exasperation with Obamacares half-assed attempt to patch up that system, and the rejection of the even crueler Republican schemes. At the very least, this bill puts single-payer on the table of legislative action and public discussion. The public discussion part is perhaps the most important. People will now hear about single-payer, and its advocates will not be completely shut out of media coverage from Fox to PBS, as they are now. Even the Democratic Party will have to talk about it. But please, please, do not be fooled. It does not mean that most, or any, of those co-sponsoring Democratic senators actually support single-payer. Most of those Democrats have signed on because they felt politically forced to, because they knew they could not face their constituents if they didnt.


Sayyed Nasrallah: We Are Ready to Confront All Enemies When Duty Calls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Nasrallah stressed on Thursday that the Muslims must follow Prophet Muhammads sample of carrying out all the religiously assigned missions, adding that sticking to ones assignment is the standard of propriety. During Hezbollah central Ashura ceremony on the first Eve of the Hijri Month of Muharram, Sayyed Nasrallah said, We []


Can You Feel The Love Tonight For Say I Do!? Sir Elton John Did! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bit of a coup for the Sparkke Change Beverage Company, of which New Matilda has a financial interest.

Sir Elton John, who embarks tonight on a very unique Australian tour (hes only performing in regional areas) will be performing in front of tens of thousands of fans. And a few thousand of those in Mackay and Cairns will be toasting the performance of one of the worlds great rock stars with a cool, refreshing can of Say I Do!

Sir Eltons management company Rocket Man Productions (go figure!) recently ordered over 6,500 cans of Say I Do, Sparkkes new white wine bubbles in a can which was launched earlier this year, and aims to promote marriage equality in Australia.

Sir Elton himself wont be sampling Say I Do! The superstar has been sober for 17years. But concert-goers will be among the first in the country to try the first white wine bubbles in a can Australia has ever seen.

New Matilda readers will among the first as well. You mob have been big supporters of Sparkke (which I greatly appreciate), and in particular Say I Do! And on that front, the first batch (from the crowd sourcing campaign earlier this year) left the warehouse in Sydney yesterday and today and should be in New Matilda homes by early next week.

When your Sparkke Say I Do! arrives, wed love to know what you think about it. So please take a photo of you enjoying it, and post it social media. You can hashtag it with #sparkkechange, #equalitybubbles and, of course, #voteyes.

In other Sparkke news, brewer Agi Gajic has just finished the newest product, a New England Pale Ale. Its a style of beer Agi became fond of during her trip to the United States earlier this year.

Its a full strength beer, and its campaign message is. Well let you know next week.


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The LTE Apple Watch and the red dot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday, we posted the Hodinkee review of the cellular Apple Watch, with some focus on the red dot placed on the edge of the Digital Crown.

To add to the discussion, this from Matthew Achariams Red Dot blog post:

We got an unknowing first glimpse at the latest design of the Apple Watch more than two years ago. No less, adorned on the wrist of Tim Cook was a stainless steel watch with a bright red crown cap.

This pic is a closeup from the original Reuters pic of Tims wrist from a few years ago:

Note the red dot. More from Matthew:

Leicas brand is iconic due to their distinct red mark which it has used since 1913. It is instantly recognizable.


French fashion designer, Christian Louboutin, employs a similar technique, coating the soles of the shoes he creates in a bright glossy red.


In horology watchmakers use color as a tool to differentiate between editions and various releases constantly. Industrial designer and long time Ive collaborator, Marc Newson, has created several watches that Ive has drawn inspiration from for the Apple Watch. Newsons Hemipode watch also features red caps, adorned on secondary buttons.


By nature, changing anything that touches so many people always elicits a reaction. If you want an LTE enabled Apple Watch, youre getting a red crown capa decidedly non-neutral color is now the only option. In the past, you had some semblance of choice in getting a non-neutral color. This small red dot breaks the modular styling of the watch. For better or worse, the watch design team decided that this marker and what it represents was of greater importance.

A small thing, perhaps, but the red dot is an important, distinguishing design element.

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How to Disappear an Activist (Or, Where IS Andy Ostrowski?) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Janet Phelan As reported here, activist attorney Andy Ostrowski was taken into custody by the Wilkes-Barre, PA police department on September 19, for a...


Fall Brings the Onset of SAD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When fall begins, it brings with it cooler days, grey skies, and the onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The people who are afflicted by this unique depression experience increased symptoms throughout the winter and early spring. The disorder typically affects those living in the northern regions of the globe. While SAD is different than []

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Furaco Maria desencadeia as foras da privatizao em Porto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) thermoelectric plant stands San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, April 30, 2016.


Hundreds of homeless people vanish in Salt Lake City after police operation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police say that the whereabouts of several hundred homeless people are unknown and residents of the city are concerned

SALT LAKE CITY (INTELLIHUB) Police say that they do not know where hundreds of homeless people that used to congregate on the streets near a local shelter disappeared to following a local operation.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told the press that he has checked all of the local encampments along the river banks and all the parks but is still perplexed how over 200 homeless people just vanished. Now some locals fear the worst and want answers.

All of this raises questions after a homeless man from Houston who survived Hurricane Harvey told a reporter that two local shelters were killing everybody.

Salvation Army and Russian Winds homeless shelter where they were accepting people were caught killing everybody that was in there, the man told NBC.

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US Troops Had No Idea How to Train Afghan Police, so They Used TV Show Cops "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US troops actually watched old episodes of Cops and NCIS to figure out what they should teach Afghan police.

(ANTIWAR.COM)  In the course of the 16-year occupation of Afghanistan, the Pentagon set itself out to take up a huge string of tasks. Among these were training up a whole new Afghan military, and the other was a whole new national police force.

The military was comparatively easy to understand for the Pentagon. They are a military, after all, and had at least some idea how to train Afghans to serve as a military of their own. Police were another matter, as Special Inspector John Sopko noted that US trainers had little idea how to even start training up a police force.

In fact, curriculum was so non-existent for US trainers that they actually watched old episodes of Cops and NCIS to try to figure out the sort of things they should teach the police. Between that, and all the trainers being military personnel has left the Afghan National Police with an identity crisis, unclear if theyre a military force, or simply a police force trained by network television.

Sopko described the progress in the $70 million US training mission as poor, but expressed hope at least a somewhat better future, with signs of improving from what was a dismal decade and a half start.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.


Nuclear future ? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nuclear Power in the European Union

The EU depends on nuclear power for more than one-quarter of its electricity, and a higher proportion of base-load power. 

EU energy policy, Energy Union

The EU is the largest energy importer in the world, importing 53% of its energy, at an annual cost of around 400 billion.

The new EC which took office in November 2014 had a new position of Vice President for Energy Union, related to forging a common EU energy policy, and the former portfolios of Energy and Climate Change were merged, underscoring their close connection. The Energy Union aims to integrate and strengthen the EUs internal energy market, and its five priorities outlined in January 2015 are: enhance security of energy supply; build a single integrated energy market; increase energy efficiency; decarbonise the economy; and boost research and innovation.

However, two developments are cutting across the single electricity market concept, both related to ensuring that critical future demand can be met: national capacity markets, and demand response markets. France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Ireland all offer capacity payments of some sort, which are often costly, distort the market, and run counter to the idea of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in the long term.The UK capacity market operates about four years ahead, and more broadly, companies have several GWe of peak load under management, with growth driven by the volatile effects of increasing intermittent renewables.

In 2015 in the EU, 27% of electricity was nuclear, 27% was from coal, 17% from gas, 2% from oil, and 27% renewables (more than half from hydro). The hydro plus other renewables target for 2030 is about 46-50% of electricity (27% renewables overall), with wind and PV likely to contribute more than half of that. The power transmission system operating body (ENTSO-E) is formulating a Vision Package to grapple with increased levels of variable renewables. This is to take forward the Energy Union strategy, and comprises four executive papers: on market design, on regions to enforce the internal energy market, on better regulation for energy in the EU, and on a new framework for European security of supply.

The EC published in February 2015 its Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union, listing the key actions to be taken in order to achieve these priorities. It is a high priority to remedy the situation where ten...


GoFundMe Bans Glazov Gang from Accepting Donations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crowdfunding online company GoFundMe has banned The Glazov Gang, a web-tv show that tells the truth about the threat from the Left and Islam, from accepting online donations. GoFundMe suspended The Glazov Gang campaign without any notice or explanation. Nor have they responded to any queries. This conduct by GoFundMe is part of its larger []


Nixon, Reagan, Trump and DACA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TrumpBy Steve Brawner

Ironically, American presidents sometimes have extra freedom to do the opposite of what they made their name talking about. For that reason, President Trump might emphasize might be the best thing that could have happened for those DACA kids to gain legal status or even citizenship. Read the rest

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South Front Launching Kalibr cruise missiles at terrorist targets in Syria. 14.09.2017 Vadim Savitskii / Sputnik On September 22, the Russian Black Sea fleets submarine, Veliky Novgorod, carried out a cruise missile strike on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formelry Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) targets in Syrias Idlib province, the Russian Defense Ministry []


US & Russian Militaries Hold Face to Face "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to US reports. Reports which were made after the fact.
Military Times

Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the increasing tensions around one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria.

Syrian government forces, Russian special forces and U.S.-backed militants are all battling ISIS around the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.

The meeting, however, also suggests an expanded U.S. and Russian effort to coordinate their efforts, raising questions about how the Pentagon ISIS adhering to an American prohibition against military-to-military cooperation with Moscow. Congress enacted that law in the wake of Russias annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014.

Army Col. Ryan Dillon told Pentagon reporters on Thursday that U.S. and Russian general officers shared maps, graphics and information about where their forces are battling around Deir el-Zour. He would not provide details on when or where the meeting occurred, beyond saying it took place in recent days somewhere in the region.


How Profit Deals With Protest: The Disappearance Of Argentinian Activist Santiago Maldonado "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over 40 days have passed since the forced disappearance of Argentinian activist Santiago Maldonado. President Mauricio Macris government appears to be more preoccupied with protecting the impunity of the Argentine Military Police, also known as the gendarmerie, than with listening to the demands for Maldonados release or at least for information on his whereabouts and condition being made by a mobilized populace.

Maldonado was detained and disappeared on August 1 while participating in a protest in Chubut calling for the release of Mapuche leader of the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM), Facundo Jones Huala. Jones had been detained upon extradition requests by Chile. Both Argentina and Chile have labeled Jones a terrorist, on account of his resistance activities against capitalist exploitation of ancestral Mapuche territory.

The group of activists together with Maldonado, who blocked the road during the protest, were accosted by the Argentine Gendarmerie, who fired rubber bullets at the activists upon orders given by the Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich.

According to witnesses, Maldonado was beaten by the military police and forced into a van. His whereabouts and fate remain unknown. Matias Santana, who testified before Judge Guido Otranto on September 5, stated that he watched through binoculars as Maldonado was beaten and taken away by the military police to an undisclosed location.


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Philippine dictator Marcos gold bars: Fact or fiction? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Philippine dictator Marcos gold bars: Fact or fiction? by Chris Powell GATA By Gerry Lirio ABS-CBN News, Quezon City, Philippines Thursday, September 21, 2017 MANILA By the late industrialist Enrique Zobels recollections, former strongman Ferdinand Marcos left...

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iFixits iPhone 8 teardown "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lots and lots of detail. A few highlights:

Fully topped off, this 3.82 V, 1821 mAh cell will deliver up to 6.96 Wh of power.

The iPhone 7 battery is 7.45 Wh, the Galaxy S8 has 11.55 Wh. Apple says the iPhone 7 battery life is comparable to the iPhone 7, even with the smaller capacity. Not clear how it compares with the Galaxy S8.

The 8s sensor is bigger than the 7s, but specs the same 12 MP resolution. This means the individual pixels are larger, letting in more light, improving colors, and decreasing noise.

The sample pictures Ive seen all show this to be true, especially easy to see in low light.

Theres lots more, with some terrific pictures. Scroll about halfway down for some nice shots of the Qi enabled (pronounced chee) wireless charging coil.

Love this stuff.

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Thousands in Germany Protest Over Planned Steel Merger The future of steel in Germany is at stake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BERLIN Thousands of steelworkers have gathered in western Germany in a protest over the planned merger of the European steel operations of Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel, which is expected to cost up to 4,000 jobs.

News agency dpa reported that nearly 7,000 people took part in Fridays protest in Bochum, and steel production was largely halted ahead of the demonstration. Germanys top labor union leader, Reiner Hoffmann, accused Thyssenkrupps management of failing to take account of employees interests, while German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles said the future of steel in Germany is at stake.

Germanys Thyssenkrupp and Indias Tata on Wednesday signed a preliminary deal to create a joint venture headquartered in the Netherlands. The move to create Europes second-largest steel company is an effort to consolidate the struggling industry.


Every Single Hot Girl Under 26 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if Id be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.

Let me tell you some things about every single hot girl under the age of 26:

  • They have 75 cousins, 67 college friends, and 32 high school friends visiting NYC at any given time.
  • They have the most demanding work schedules, often having to work way late thanks to their asshole bosses.
  • They have twelve friends that recently got dumped by their asshole boyfriends and are completely devastated, so they need to be comforted.
  • They have the health and immune system of Mr. Glass from the movie Unbreakable (one of Samuel L. Jacksons more underrated performances).

As you can see, hot girls under the age of 26 have incredibly busy lives and its a damn miracle if you can hang out with one at all

until you fuck them and fuck them hard. Then all of the things above mysteriously disappear. Funny, isnt it?

I slipped last night. I forgot how busy these hot young girls are before you fuck them hard (unless youre a Yankee, that seems to have the same effect as fucking them hard), and made plans to meet this hot 22-year old at 8PM. She texts me at 7:50 apologizing profusely about how she couldnt make it. However, at 7:50 I was on the subway heading over to meet her, so I only got the text right as I arrived, with my trademark perfect timing, at 8PM.

And I wasnt mad at her. Its 2012. A hot thin young girl you havent fucked hard yet flaking on you is to be expected. Wait, did I say flaking? I meant the myriad of valid reasons she has for cancelling the date I described above.

I was mad at myself for not making backup plans and letting this put a damper on my evening. It was a Tuesday night, and everything in NYC that isnt in the Meatpacking District (where the party starts at midnight no matter what) just had dive bars with the happy hour crowd already clearing out. It was rather depressing, really.

Always have a backup plan.

Read Next: How to Crush a Girls Self-Esteem

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Fact Check: Updating Cold War Myths About Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

52342342342Many honest, busy analysts outside established media circles in the United States and Europe are plagued by mythologies stemming from once pseudo-truths they simply lack the time or energy to dig into and finally correct.

Among them are enduring myths about the Southeast Asian state of Thailand and its relationship with the United States. These myths stem from its role during the Vietnam War and are now not only outdated, they are destructive to the truth to a point where they aid rather than impede the very special interests upon Wall Street and in Washington many of these analysts seek to expose and confront.

US-Thai Relations During the Vietnam War  

During the Vietnam War, Thailand hosted US forces on its territory. It contributed a number of its own troops in supporting roles throughout Southeast Asia and conducted its own military campaign domestically against heavily armed Communist militants. It is easy to conclude that Thailand was an eager ally then, and easy to see why many analysts assume this is still the case today.

However, in reality, the history of Thailand is of the only nation in Southeast Asia to avoid Western colonisation. It is also the story of a nation that survived the World Wars by expertly aligning itself amid greater powers, neither significantly contributing to nor suffering from contests of powers between more powerful nations.

During the Second World War, Thailand tenuously aligned with the Japanese. It played no significant role in a war the Japanese ultimately lost. Upon Japans defeat, Thailand would once again balance its relationships evenly among its Asian neighbours and the Western victors of the war.

The Vietnam War was likewise a regional war started by foreign powers. It devastated not only Vietnam itself, but neighbouring Laos and Cambodia as well. Despite escaping the worst of the fighting, Thailand lost over a thousand soldiers and police amid security operations within its own borders. It fought allegedly Communist fighters, based primarily in Udon Thani, coincidentally where the US maintained its intelligence apparatus.

In hindsight of the current so-called War on....


Its Good That TRAI Is Slashing Interconnection Charges, But It Should Do It Faster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The regulatory body should terminate interconnection usage charges completely by 2019 instead of 2020, encouraging operators to turn the new disruption into an opportunity to meet Digital India goals.

Telecommunication towers are pictured through hanging flower pots at a residential building in Kolkata December 11, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

Telecommunication towers are pictured through hanging flower pots at a residential building in Kolkata December 11, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

The new regulation on interconnection usage charges (IUCs), slashing termination rates by 57%, will have far-reaching consequences on the telecom sector. It will help in bringing down tariff, improving quality of services and in replacing inefficient 2G networks with the latest 4G technology that will help in taking the benefits of the digital economy to the masses. A high IUC disincentivises operators from investing in new technologies, as they earn good revenue just by receiving calls o...


International Systems of States and Global Security Models "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The fundamental aim of the text below is to deal with the concept and models of global security as one of the crucial topics of global politics studies. We have to keep in mind that a term and notion


The 'Palestinian propaganda' invading US schools? Bring it on "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new study finds that American children are being indoctrinated by skewed accounts of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Islam. But if sharing verifiable facts and non-Western points of view is skewed, teach on


Brexit and the Status Quo Ex-Ante "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Where we are

At the end of August Britains Labour Party formally announced its policy towards future relations with the European Union. The policy document explicitly accepts the referendum result and will build a close new relationship with the EU.


Afghanistans Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Featured image: A man in an opium-yielding poppy field, Dara-i Mazor, Nurgal district, Kunar province, Afghanistan (May 2017) (Source: Franz J. Marty)

DARA-I MAZOR, NURGAL, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN  It is only a short drive into a side valley just off


Planned U.S. 'humanitarian intervention' in Venezuela means "provoking armed confrontation" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Translation by Tortilla con Sal. As Southern Command chief Admiral Kurt Tidd put it, "The growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela could make necessary a regional response." The military option against Venezuela mentioned recently by President Donald Trump has been active since even before he made his remarks. In an unconventional warfare scenario, conventional military action as such is not to be expected. The Petri dish nutrient is "humanitarian crisis" cultured by agents of anti-Chavismo both nationally and internationally. Unusual and extraordinary military exercises The number of U.S.-led military exercises is growing all the time covering various aspects of warfare, but it is noteworthy that the "humanitarian" component is always present, even when the substantive contribution of U.S. armed forces in dealing with natural disasters with tragic consequences is unknown. What happened in Houston, Texas, is just one example. A combined exercise was held last June in Barbados "to improve the collective ability of defense forces and police to counteract international organized crime and carry out humanitarian relief/disaster operations." Based in Barbados' capital Bridgetown, this international exercise in maritime security and disaster response, titled, "Caribbean Tradewinds 2017," involved 20 countries, including Mexico.


Happy Birthday CIA: Seven Truly Terrible Things the Agency Has Done in 70 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Monday, President Trump tweeted birthday wishes to the Air Force and the CIA. Both became official organizations 70 years ago on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947.

After spending years as a


Former ATE Bank executives charged for loans without collateral and guarantees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greeces corruption prosecutor has brought criminal charges against 30 former executives of the now defunct Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE) for approving loans over a 10-year period to construction company ATTIKAT as well as to a private citizen who did not meet the necessary requirements. The cost incurred by the bank is estimated at 80,000,000

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PNG International and Sheffield Eagles winger Garry Lo signs Super League deal with Castleford Tigers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Castleford have signed Sheffield Eagles winger Garry Lo on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old Papua New Guinea international has scored 33 tries in 28 Championship matches this season.

The Tigers have agreed that Lo can return to the Eagles on loan when he is not needed by the Super League side.

He said: "I'm speechless. To be given this opportunity is a dream come true for me. To get the chance to test myself at the highest level in Super League is so exciting."

Source: BBC


Betsy DeVos just rolled back protections for college victims of sexual assault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done what many campus safety advocates have been fearing for months: She has decided to roll back Obama-led guidance for universities to more aggressively investigate and adjudicate instances of sexual assault on campuses. Under the Obama rules, colleges were asked to lower the standard of evidence from beyond a reasonable

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done what many campus safety advocates have been fearing for months: She has decided to roll back Obama-led guidance for universities to more aggressively investigate and adjudicate instances of sexual assault on campuses.

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John Rubino: We Are Building a Turn-Key Totalitarian State (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Rubino: We Are Building a Turn-Key Totalitarian State Video Reluctant Preppers From the global De-Dollarization pivot away from the US Dollar, to crypto-currencies threatening central banks, and geo-political tension hotspots casting a looming shadow to embroil the worlds...

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Petrodollar System Under Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Once upon a time, the U.S. dollar was backed by the gold standard in a framework that established what was known as the Bretton-Woods agreement, made in 1944. The dollar was fixed to gold at a price of $35 an


Silicon Valley Should Just Say No to Saudi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

American companies face a difficult tradeoff when dealing with government requests, but they should just say no to Saudi Arabia, which is using social media companies to do its dirty work in censoring Qatari media. Over the past few weeks, both Medium and Snap have caved to Saudi demands to geoblock journalistic content in the kingdom.

The history of Silicon Valley companies compliance with requests from foreign governments is a sad one, and one that has undoubtedly led to more censorship around the world. While groups like EFF have been successful at pushing companies toward more transparency and at pushing back against domestic censorship in the United States, it seems that companies are unwilling or unable to see why protecting freedom of expression on their platforms abroad is important.

After Yahoos compliance with a user data request from the Chinese government in the early 2000s resulted in the imprisonment of two Chinese citizens, the digital rights community began to pressure companies to use more scrutiny when dealing with orders from foreign governments. The early work of scholars such as Rebecca MacKinnon led to widespread awareness amongst civil society groups and the eventual creation of the Global Network Initiative, which created standards guiding companies compliance with foreign requests. A push from advocacy groups resulted in Google issuing its first transparency report in 2010, with other companies following the Silicon Valley giants lead. Todaythanks to tireless advocacy and projects like EFFs Who Has Your Back reportdozens of companies issue their own reports.

Transparency is vital. It helps users to understand who the censors are, and to make informed decisions about what platforms they use. But, as it turns out, transparency does not necessarily lead to less censorship.

Corporate complicity

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the worlds most prolific censors, attacking everything from advertisements and album covers to...


President Trumps Bluster at the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trumps appearance before the General Assembly of the United Nations could have been a rare highlight of his chaotic young presidency. If Trump had just repeated his inauguration address, the audience would have burst out in gales of


The White House Is Secretly Planning for Confrontation with Iran: Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Donald Trump takes to the U.N. General Assembly to demonize Iran yet again, the Trump administration is also considering a more aggressive strategy towards Iran behind closed doors, sources have told Reuters.

According to six current and former


Trump: Kim Jong-un will be tested like never before "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following Kim Jong-Uns televised response to Trumps UN speech, in which he called the US president a mentally deranged dotard and vowed to tame the U. S. dotard with fire, Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning, responding in kind that Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesnt mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!

As a reminder, Kims last jawboning effort deserved a solid A+ for vivid tragicomic imagery and hollow threats:

[Trumps] remarks remind me of such words as political layman and political heretic which were in vogue in reference to Trump during his presidential election campaign.

 The mentally deranged behavior of the U.S. president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to totally destroy a sovereign state, beyond the boundary of threats of regime change or overturn of social system, makes even those with normal thinking faculty think about discretion and composure.

After taking office Trump has rendered the world restless through threats and blackmail against all countries in the world. He is unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country, and he is surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.

 I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation. I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U. S. dotard with fire.

The latest war of words, which also prompted North Korea to threaten another hydrogen bomb test overnight, erupted after Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that would slap sanctions on individuals, companies and financial institutions that do business with North Korea, or as Trump called the nation  this criminal rogue regime. He said his mission was North Koreas complete denuclearization. Also earlier this month, the U.N. Security Council passe...


Trump at the United Nations: Full Transcript "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea, Trump told the meeting. Rocket Man is on a


Listen up: the easiest place to use CRISPR might be in your ear "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness.


Show Your Face Or Face A Fine: Austrian Authorities Distribute Flyers About Burqa Ban "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As less than two weeks remain until the ban on Muslim face veils comes into force in Austria, the authorities decided to inform the citizens and foreign nationals about it once again by issuing statements and distributing flyers. The Anti-Face-Veiling Act prohibits covering facial features in public by clothes or other objects in such a []


VIA Graphics & Other Vintage GPUs Still Interest At Least One Developer In 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kevin Brace, the sole active developer left working on the OpenChrome driver stack for VIA x86 graphics, presented yesterday at XDC2017 about his work on this driver and how in the years to come he still hopes to work on other vintage GPU support...


The United States Tried To Detonate A Nuclear Weapon On The Moon & Somebody Responded "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the 1950s, Colonel Ross Dedrickson was responsible for maintaining the inventory of the nuclear weapon stockpile for the AEC, and for accompanying security teams checking out the security of the weapons, among many other duties.

As his obituary states:

He was assigned to the US Atomic Energy Commission. A long service with the Energy Commission between 1950-1958 included, contract administration duties at Nevada test sites, Pacific Nuclear Test Area west of Hawaii, nuclear weapon manufacturing and quality assurance in Albuquerque, and inspection of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities throughout the country. He served with the 5th Air Force in Japan and later as a ranking Colonel, Officer in Charge of the Pacific Unified Command (TM)s alternate command and control center in Hawaii. In 1962, he was transferred and served as Deputy for Material for the 832 Air Division at Canon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico. He retired from the USAF in 1964.

He is one of hundreds of military whistleblowers with verified backgrounds to have been brought forth by Dr. Steven Greers Disclosure Project. His testimony about UFOs specifically about UFOs and nuclear weapons can be corroborated by a wealth of information and evidence thats now available within the public domain. (To read more about a few of these encounters, click here.)

Many of these whistleblowers have made multiple appearances at the National Press Club in an effort to get this information out to the world, with the most recent example being the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, which took place a few years ago.

With such a professional background, working in the places he has worked, its safe to infer he was privy to sensitive information on a number of subjects.

This isnt just a random high-ranking military whistleblower talking about a random issue. There are many whistleblowers and documents clearly outlining a decades-long relationship between UFOs and nuclear storage facilities and test sites.

A number of these incidents have visual confirmation, along with air and ground radar confirmation as well.

In the interview below, Dedrickson explains how the American go...


China Comes Out in Strong Show of Support for Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on the 21st of September, the same day as Russia, but prior to the speech, it already became clear that China was not about to take heed of Donald Trumps


Researchers Find Recipe for Forest Restoration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To find out what works best for reestablishing tropical dry forests, the researchers planted seedlings of 32 native tree species in degraded soil or degraded soil amended with sand, rice hulls, rice hull ash or hydrogel (an artificial water-holding material). After two years, they found that tree species known for traits that make them drought tolerant, such as enhanced ability to use water and capture sunlight, survived better than other species. Some of the soil amendments helped get seedlings off to a good start, but by the end of the experiment there was no difference in survival with respect to soil condition.

"This study is important for a number of reasons," Powers said. "First, it demonstrates that it is possible to grow trees on extremely degraded soils, which provides hope that we can indeed restore tropical dry forests. Second, it provides a general approach to screen native tree species for restoration trails based on their functional traits, which can be applied widely across the tropics.

Is 'ecosystem restoration' the job growth area of the future?

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Trump Makes Up an African Nation During Lunch with African Leaders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump announced that the nonexistent country of Nambia has an increasingly self-sufficient health-care system during a United Nations lunch with African leaders on Wednesday:





Latest Craze Sweeping Across Americas College Campuses The Gender Unicorn "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Campus Reform: In place of the once-illustrious Genderbread Person, an organization has popularized a Gender Unicorn now making its way around campuses across the country. The graphic, created by an organization known as Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER), features a purple unicorn alongside a list of categories, such as gender identity, gender expression, sex []


North Korea Warns Its About To Detonate H-Bomb Over The Pacific "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kim Jong-un has made another threat directed at President Donald Trump claiming he will detonate a deadly H-Bomb over the Pacific. The threat from North Korea was in response to Trumps earlier warning that America would totally destroy North Korea if the regime attacked the U.S or its allies. The North Korean leader also threatened to tame []


Has the PMLN Transcended Nawaz Sharif? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Pakistans political culture, the ghosts of vanquished leaders prove to be more potent than their live versions.

Credit: Reuters

Just weeks after the historic ouster of Nawaz Sharif from the Prime Ministers Office through a court decision, it already looks like a non-event. The new prime minister was calmly elected and governance became business as usual in no time. There had been no party defections, no noisy internecine fights and no experts revised their assessments of the prospects of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) in the coming general elections. The anxieties about the impending dangers to democracy and the live broadcast hysteria about the system being derailed once again have dissipated too.

So has the PMLN transcended Nawaz Sharif?

The party was a test-tube baby born in the Pakistani establishments political laboratory. It was invested with the best of genes from the rightist ideologues and the rising Punjabi civil business class. It was designed to serve as the antidote to the leftist populist politics of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). And it did serve the purpose. But then it refused to limit its existence to that purpose alone: in the process, it got its own personality.

Sharifs person stood to symbolise the interests of a particular Punjabi class. He was progressive in his role as he wanted those interest...


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

deep stateThe neocon of neocons went on MSNBC this week to announce that the deep state has a "grip on Trump" and he now looks like George W. Bush.


These Solar Farms Have A Secret Hiding Under Them: Mushrooms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Small farmers in Japan hope the tactic will help stabilize their incomes by letting them sell both energy and produce.

Small farms in Japan are struggling to survive. Rural populations are shrinking, and the average farmer is 67 years old. But two new farms will test a different business model to try to reinvigorate the sector: solar panels with mushrooms growing underneath them.

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Alqosh, the Christian village on the faultline of Iraq and Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Power struggles in the ancient Assyrian town of Alqosh have left locals with an uncertain future


Uber Kicked Out Of London For Not Playing By The Book "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Transport for London will not renew Ubers private hire operator licence when it expires on September 30, citing safety reasons. TFL issued a statement on Friday saying the ride-hailing app is not fit and proper [...]


Released Emails Reveal Hillary Invited Putin to Pay for Play Event "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


hillary and putin

She already sold him 20% of the nations uranium supply. What made Hillary think that Putin would need to attend her pay for play event? Yet, according to newly released emails, that is exactly what Hillary invited Putin to attend.

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Andy Schectman & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Andy Schectman & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Podcast Radio Gold Seek Highlights Andy Schectman of Miles Franklin Institute (28 year old firm with $6 billion in sales) rejoins the show. He outlines ways to avoid the hurdles of purchasing /...

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Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Catherine J. Frompovich They know what theyve been doing. Theyve been misrepresenting the dangers of these dangerous addictive drugs for years. State Rep....


Syria's defeat of US backed terrorists will be a victory for people of the West "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Kurds, ISIS, and the Coalition are all committing war crimes in their failing efforts to destroy and plunder Syria.


North Koreas role in rhino horn, ivory and other smuggling in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Global Initiative

New report by The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime lifts the lid on state-sanctioned North Korean criminal activity in Africa, exposing diplomats and embassies linked to illicit trade in rhino horn, ivory, cigarettes and minerals. Research conducted by the Global Initiative has linked North Korean diplomatic passport holders to at least 18 cases of rhino horn and ivory smuggling over the past 30 years. Drawing on interviews with high-level North Korean defectors, diplomatic and government sources and hundreds pages of documents, press reports and academic articles, the report Diplomats and Deceit North Koreas Criminal Activities in Africa, examines North Koreas involvement in Africa and allegations that the countrys embassies in several African states are intimately connected to a complex web of illicit activity aimed at the bolstering the Kim Jong-un regime and enriching cash-strapped diplomats.

About The author:

Julian Rademeyer is an award-winning South African investigative journalist, a senior research fellow with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime and is currently leading a project for TRAFFIC on protection of Africas wildlife and ecosystems. Julian is the author of the best-selling book, Killing for Profit Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade.  His two previous reports for the Global Initiative, Tipping Point: Transnational organised crime and the war on poaching and Beyond Borders: Crime, conservation and criminal networks in the illicit rhino horn trade together represent one of the most current and in-depth investigations into the illicit networks enabling the desecration of the rhino species in Southern Africa.



See the full report here:



Documentary Sheds Light on Toxic Household Products "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr. Mercola, articles.mercola
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Story at-a-glance

  • U.S. manufacturers of baby-care, household and personal care products are not required to fully disclose toxic ingredients, even if those ingredients could be hazardous to your health
  • The word fragrance is a catch-all term that refers not to a single ingredient but rather one or more of nearly 3,000 synthetic chemicals that may damage your health
  • U.S. trade organizations, such as the American Chemistry Council, spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually to aggressively back manufacturers in a joint effort to conceal toxic ingredients

A family-oriented documentary called Stink!1 shines a bright light on the unregulated use of toxic chemicals in U.S. consumer products, from baby wipes and shampoo to floor cleaners and laundry detergents.

The idea for the film originated from director Jon Whelans experience in tracking down the source of a strong chemical odor that wafted off new pajamas hed purchased for his two young daughters.

After discovering the toxic stench was a trade secret held by the parent company of popular American tween store Justice, Whelan began investigating the fragrance industry, which he suggests is valued at $100 billion.

What Whelan found is that manufacturers, with the aggressive backing of the chemical industry, routinely conceal thousands of potentially toxic ingredients in the baby care, household and personal care products you and your family use every day.

They do so by using the term fragrance, which is entirely free of government oversight and safety regulations.2

Lack of regulation means that when you see the word fragrance on product labels, it does not refer to a single ingredient, but likely dozens of toxic chemicals in combination.

For ex...


Illuminati Themed Fashion Show Held At London Catholic Church "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

St. Andrews Church used as location for black mass fashion show A troupe of models pranced the runway inside of a Catholic church while rocking Turkish fashion designer Dilara Findikoglus Illuminati-inspired line for Fashion Week. ====================== The Grand Finale THANK YOU to the head witch of the coven @elliegracecumming Leonard Autie @cyndiaharvey Leonardo da vinci []


Has Purpose Made Brands Forget How To Be Cool? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BBH London entertainment lead and strategy director Melanie Arrow writes that brands need to add more style to their substance.

I used to think Liam Gallagher was the epitome of cool. He was that old-fashioned kind of rock star who threw actual TVs out of windows, got arrested, took so much crystal meth before a gig that he forgot the words to Wonderwall, and turned his acceptance speeches into comedy roasts before they were even a thing: Right, whos first thenIts got be you there with that weird haircut. How many haircuts you got there, four? Being a bad guy, a nihilistic egotist with slick trainers and a directional haircut, that was cool in the 90s.

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Return Of The Warrior - Lily Kolosova "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Unless youre an Ostrich with your head buried in the sand, youll notice that after the
Solar Eclipse of August 21, things have heated up with no pun intended. But how much of this is due to organic causes, and how much is actually part of an A.I. repeater program? Lily Kolosova joined us tonight to bridge the gaps of the sum total of knowledge/inner gnosis we have about the A.I. and to help us further understand the difference between Biological consciousness and the Organic consciousness, and of #RAwConsciousness and what people have termed Source.

Interview starts at the 1 hour mark.


Video: Al-Qaeda Failure in Northern Hama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies recaptured all positions, including Tulaysiyah, al-Shathah and al-Qahira, which they had lost as a result of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) attack in northern Hama.

HTS lost its two T-90 main battle


Youre telling me dinosaur reconstructions contain assumptions? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

They do, and they always have. Heres an interesting way to illustrate that: make reconstructions of modern animals as if we had no idea about the expected distribution of fat and other soft tissues. Heres a baboon drawn from its bones while pretending ignorance of hair and lips and such unfossilized stuff:

This is from a book by John Conway, CM Kosemen, and Darren Naish, called All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals. Im going to have to add it to my list.


US-backed SDF Advances On Grain Mill In Syrias Raqqah City (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US-backed SDF Advances On Grain Mill In Syria's Raqqah City (Map)

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On September 22, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) further advanced against ISIS in Raqqah city. SDF units, supported by multiple US-led coalition air and artillery strikes, attacked ISIS units in an area of the grain mill in the northeastern part of Raqqah where a fighting erupted between the two sides.

According to local sources, the grain mill as well as the nearby area are now contested. However, the SDF has a strong point in the gran storage facility. So, it will likely be able to forces ISIS members to withdraw from the grain mill.

Earlier this week, the SDF seized the grain storage and declared the neighborhoods of Rawdah, Ramilah and Trishrin fully captured. Since then, multiple pro-SDF and pro-opposition sources have been speculating that Raqqah city will be liberated within few days or even have been already liberated.

However, the fighting is still ongoing. Some Syrian sources believe that these fake news are intended to justify a redeployment of SDF units from Raqqah city to Deir Ezzor province where the US-led coa...


Philippines: Anti-government rally a milestone for the Duterte administration Denounced human rights abuses by state forces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the first time since the start of the administration, an anti-government rally drew a respectable crowd. From various points in Metro Manila and nearby areas, the protesters marched to Rizal Park in Manila, where they gathered late yesterday afternoon to denounce human rights abuses by state forces and promised to prevent a return of dictatorial rule under martial law.

The protests were held as Mindanao remained under martial law and dictator Ferdinand Marcos rested in peace at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The Armed Forces of the Philippines, however, can validly claim that it is a different military, and it may be counted on to uphold democracy. Public perceptions of the AFPs implementation of martial law in Mindanao, and particularly in besieged Marawi City, have been generally positive.

Fears of a Marcos-style martial law, however, and criticisms of human rights abuses under the current administration are directed at the Philippine National Police. Malacaang has been trying to dispel criticism that the PNP abuses are sanctioned or made possible by President Duterte himself.

There is also public disappointment over the governments treatment of the Marcoses. The Presidents repeated statements about hating corruption lose traction when he is perceived to be playing footsie with the Marcos clan.

In recent days, the President and his PNP officials have been issuing more nuanced directives in the conduct of the war on drugs, with emphasis on respect for civil liberties. His allies in the House of Representatives also made an about-face in the 2018 funding for the Commission on Human Rights.

President Duterte will likely continue to...


Gold Imports: How a GST Loophole is Triggering a Game of Whack-a-Mole "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The lower cost of gold through an unintended loophole triggered increased imports from South Korea. But banning this will only unravel the point of a free-trade agreement.

Credit: Reuters

Credit: Reuters

Editors note: Gold imports from South Korea surged to $339 million between July 1, 2017, and August 3, 2017. In the same period last year, gold imports from the country were only $70.5 million. 

So this story is worth a tell.

India has had this major problem with gold imports. So they introduce a 10% import duty on gold. But then, India also has free trade agreements (FTA) with some countries notably, South Korea. Where they make some refinements to gold, and then export it everywhere.

A free trade agreement means no customs duty. But you cant have zero import duty from South Korea, and then 10% from everywhere else, because then everyone in India will simply import gold from South Korea.

So, India had to do something. What it did was to introduce a 12.5% excise duty on gold. When you import something that has an excise duty there is a countervailing duty (CVD) that applies even if you have no customs duty. This is simple if...


Newaygo to Host Native American Gathering This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Drummers at last years event.

Published September 22, 2017

Native American Gathering, Public Invited to Share in Culture

NEWAYGO, MICHIGAN The second annual We Are Still Here Native Gathering will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. It will take place in downtown Newaygo at Brooks Park beginning at 11 a.m. on both days. Admission is free, everyone is welcome and families are encouraged to enjoy the Gathering together.

The Native Circle of Newaygo County is once again partnering with the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center to bring regional Native American crafts, food, music and stories to the community.

The Native Gathering is held to celebrate our youth, elders and the First Nations Peoples of Turtle Island, says Larry Gouine (Chippewa), chair of the Native Circle of Newaygo County.

The event will feature demonstrations such as basketry, beading and Indigenous plant medicines. Native speakers will also talk on a variety of topics including the 1836 Treaty, American Indian Boarding Schools, Native American Veterans in Viet Nam, and the Sacredness of Water.

This is a very family friendly event, and a unique opportunity for people in the Newaygo County area to learn about American Indians from Native people themselves, added Mr. Gouine.

The Native Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  If you need more information you may contact Jane Fowler at 231-335-9499.



Nestl Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via: Bloomberg: The companys operation in Michigan reveals how its dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestl, the worlds largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestl has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by []


Uber is stripped of its licence in London after TFL rules it is unfit to operate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work

  • Decision means 40,000 drivers will stop operating for firm from September 30
  • Transport for London says company not fit and proper due to safety concerns
  • Uber claims the ruling shows that London is closed to innovative companies
  • Bombshell decision splits capital with critics celebrating and passengers upset
  • Business group brands ruling Luddite amid fears for finances of drivers
  • Company, which has 3.5million customers, vows to appeal the decision in court

Uber was sensationally stripped of its licence to work in London by the citys transport authority today.

Transport for London (TfL) announced the firm which has between 30,000 and 40,000 drivers would be barred from working in the city due to its approach to reporting criminal offences.

Passengers are outraged by the bombshell decision, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work.

Others have insisted the Luddite move will send out a message that Britain is not open to new technological innovations.

But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called gig economy that gives workers no employment rights.

The firm has vowed to appeal the decision, heralding a bitter legal battle which could have implications around the world.

Transport for London said: TfL considers that Ubers approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications. 

Mayor of Sadiq Khan, who was not involved in the decision but supports it, said: All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect particularly when it comes to the safety of customers.



UN General Assembly: Philippines rejects nations positions on drug war deaths Nations urge changes to President Dutertes bloody methods "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Seat of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. UN Brief photo

Deaths in drug war are not EJKs

MANILA, Philippines The Philippines rejected United Nations member-states positions against extrajudicial killings despite thousands of questionable deaths over the past year.

At the 36th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday (Manila time), Ambassador Evan Garcia relayed the Duterte-led governments denial of the existence of extrajudicial killings in connection with the brutal campaign against illegal drugs.

The recommendations were made by member-states in May this year at the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva where then Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, now Foreign Affairs secretary, faced the international body in defense of Dutertes anti-narcotics campaign.

READ: Where nations stand on EJKs, death penalty in Philippines

Garcia, at the session on Friday, explained that the non-acceptance of the recommendations99 of which were marked in the Philippines report as merely noted while 55 were outrightly rejectedwas anchored on national circumstances.

The State (Philippines) had sufficiently...


Blue jays against green heron in the USA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Blue Jay Mob Attacks Green Heron A Mini-Documentary

20 September 2017

A Blue Jay Wolf Pack surrounds a much larger Green Heron hunting behind the Backyard and mercilessly attacks and harasses it until it moves on. Unlike perching hawks and eagles which are slow the nimble Green Heron is one bird that can take out a Blue Jay that gets too close with its sword tip sharp bill attached to a neck that can strike far and lighting fast.

The Blue Jays seem to know how dangerous this big bird is and display unusual behavior in confronting it. They are quiet and surround it just like a pack of wolves taking turns attacking it so the Heron cant focus on one bird to strike and kill. One of the most fascinating encounters Ive ever seen in the Backyard.

You may think of Herons as hunting fish etc in the water, but they are also quite adept at hunting in the trees above and around the wetlands as this one is doing. Snakes, frogs, baby squirrels, rats and mice and smaller birds are all on the menu. The Blue Jays continue to be the protectors of their own family, but also many other creatures of the Backyard, this aspect of their place in nature is often not known or overlooked.



I Am the President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I Am the President

by Jon Rappoport

Copyright 2017 by Jon Rappoport

Today, in a Chicago courtroom, famous mob lawyer John Q broke down during the defense of his client, and as one observer put it, he began speaking in tongues. The judge called a halt to the proceeding, and security guards hauled Q off to a local hospital for treatment

JOHN Q: Its good to be here in the Oval Office, my fellow Americans. It feels like sugar. Or ice cream. Or a good shot of Irish whiskey. Im your leader now. Were going to do great things together. Were going to take the game to a whole new level. The Reality were all used to is going away. A new one is floating in. I know that. Ive been there. And THERE has a certain kind of beauty, like a graphic novel or a comic book. Isnt that what we all want?

PSYCHIATRIST: All right, John Q. I know who you are. Do you understand? Follow me here. Youre a well-known attorney who defends major traffickers. You win most, you lose a few. So what could the problem be? Sounds like youre doing well.

JOHN Q: I have a parallel life.


JOHN Q: For instance, right now, Im the President, and Im talking to another shrink about my problems.

PSYCHIATRIST: Interesting. Tell me about this other shrink

(cut to)

SHRINK: You actually claim youre the President.

JOHN Q: Were sitting here in the Oval Office, arent we?

SHRINK: You are. Im somewhere else.

JOHN Q: I didnt ask for this. Im a victim.

SHRINK: Maybe youre a machine.

JOHN Q: A piece of artificial intelligence.


JOHN Q: Im not feeling that.

SHRINK: Tell me a story, John Q. Any story. Lets try to unravel this mess.

JOHN Q: Lets see.

He went all the way out, floating above thousands of tiny mirrors in an ocean of surveillance.

He plunged into deeper layers where avid machinery was spinning. Squeaky fingers slid along him, and he grew cold in the submarine depths.


What did the Design want with him?

The chill passed.

Better, he thought, luxuriating in a) dark baronial calm, b) uterine perfection, c) summer childhood bedroom closet.

He was sudd...


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CCleaner hackers targeted tech giants with a second-stage malware "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The threat actor that recently compromised the supply chain of the CCleaner software targeted at least 20 tech firms with a second-stage malware.

When experts first investigated the incident did not discover a second stage payload, affected users were not infected by other malware due to initial compromise.

The experts at Cisco Talos team that investigated the incident, while analyzing the command-and-control (C2) server used by the threat actor discovered a lightweight backdoor module (GeeSetup_x86.dll) that was delivered to a specific list of machines used by certain organizations.

In analyzing the delivery code from the C2 server, what immediately stands out is a list of organizations, including Cisco, that were specifically targeted through delivery of a second-stage loader. Based on a review of the C2 tracking database, which only covers four days in September, we can confirm that at least 20 victim machines were served specialized secondary payloads. Below is a list of domains the attackers were attempting to target. reads the analysis published by Cisco Talos.

The list of domains targeted by hackers is long and included:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • Intel
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • HTC
  • Linksys
  • D-Link
  • Akamai
  • VMware

CCleaner tech giants

The C2 MySQL database held two tables: one describing all machines that had reported to the server and one describing all machines th.........


City of London will not renew Ubers operating licence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP and Reuters


Ben Fathers, AFP | A man holds a smartphone showing the Uber app in London on September 22.


Latest update : 2017-09-22

London stripped Uber on Friday of its licence to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the worlds biggest cities.

Regulator Transport for London (TfL) said Ubers conduct posed risks to public safety and it would not renew its licence when it expires on Sept. 30. Uber has 21 days to appeal and can continue to operate until the appeal process has finished.

Ubers approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications, TfL said.

Uber, which accounts for a third of private hire vehicles on Londons streets, said it would contest the decision.

Transport for London and the Mayor have caved in to a small number of people who want to restrict consumer choice, said Tom Elvidge, Ubers general manager in London.

We intend to immediately challenge this in the courts.


Kim: Deranged Trump will pay dearly for his North Korea threats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says US President Donald Trump will pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, as the two sides keep trading barbs in a heated standoff that has overshadowed this years United Nations General Assembly.

Kims remarks came after Trump said in his Tuesdays debut UN speech that the US had the means to totally destroy the North if all other ways to denuclearize Pyongyang failed.

Calling the American president deranged, Kim said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency early on Friday that he was thinking hard about his response to Trumps threat.

Describing Trump as a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, Kim said that the businessman-turned-president was unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.

The standoff between North Korea and the US over the formers ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs reached its peak after Pyongyang detonated its sixth nuclear bomb and test-fired a number of missiles over the past weeks.

Trumps threats at the UN did not go down well with traditional US allies like the UK, France and Germany, which have all called for diplomatic solutions while supporting more economic sanctions.

Russia dismisses military hysteria on N Korea

Earlier on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also responded to Trumps threats of war against North Korea, dismissing them in an indirect jab as military hysteria.

We resolutely condemn the nuclear and missile adventures of Pyongyang, but military hysteria is not just an impasse it is disaster, Lavrov said at the General Assembly.

The Russian foreign minister stressed that there was no alternative to political and diplomatic ways of...


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September 23 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

480 BC  Euripides, Greek playwright, was born (d. 406 BC).

1122  Concordat of Worms.

1215 Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire, was born (d. 1294).

1409  Battle of Kherlen, the second significant victory over Ming China by the Mongols since 1368.

1459 Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses.

1529  The Siege of Vienna began when Suleiman I attacked the city.

1641  The Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure worth over a billion USD, was lost at sea off Lands End.

1779 American Revolution: a squadron commanded by John Paul Jones on board the USS Bonhomme Richard won the Battle of Flamborough Head, off the coast of England, against two British warships.

1803  Second Anglo-Maratha War: Battle of Assaye between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in India.

1821  Tripolitsa, Greece, fell and 30,000 Turks were massacred.

1846  Neptune was discovered by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and British astronomer John Couch Adams;  then  verified by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.

1857 The Russian warship Lefort capsised and sank during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.

1861  Robert Bosch, German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH, was born (d. 1942).



NEW RULES: Election Day at Whaleoil "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As you may have picked up from yesterdays post, today Whaleoil will not cover New Zealand politics or the election as it is against the law.  At 7pm, the LIVE ELECTION NIGHT post will start, and then all the rules are back to normal. You too are not allowed to publish material that could be []

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Finding the Mainframers of the Future With Linux and Open Source "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Speak the word mainframe to many millennial techies, and the first things that likely come to mind are in the form of grainy sepia photos of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall computers with big spinning tapes. But thats far from the reality of the modern mainframe.


A climate science milestone: a successful 10-year forecast! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the Fabius Maximus Blog.  Reposted here. By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website, 21 Sept 2017. Summary: The gridlock might be breaking in the public policy response to climate change. Lets hope so, for the gridlock has left us unprepared for even the inevitable repeat of past extreme weather let alone what


What Mountaineering Taught Me About Building A Company From Scratch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You cant do it alone, and often you have to make up your own rules.

When I first started mountaineering, I would get dropped off by a helicopter at the top of the mountain and ski down. The experience was exhilarating and technically challenging, but I felt like something was missing. I felt like I was cheating and taking the easy way out.

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Venezuela Begins Publishing Oil Basket Price In Yuan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Venezuela Begins Publishing Oil Basket Price In Yuan from ZeroHedge Two days after the WSJ confirmed Maduros earlier threat that he would stop accepting US Dollars as payment for crude oil imports, Venezuela has done just that. As a reminder,...

The post Venezuela Begins Publishing Oil Basket Price In Yuan appeared first on The Daily Coin.


The Breakthrough: A Reporter Finds a Man Proven Innocent, But Still Guilty in Eyes of the Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For five days, ProPublica reporter Megan Rose hunkered down in a very small, very hot conference room in Las Vegas, surrounded by boxes brimming with legal records. She took notes and scanned documents one page at a time. The grind of investigative reporting, personified.

But in those pages lay a big payoff: a story of murder, misadventure and injustice.

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Rose had come searching for details about the remarkable case of Fred Steese, a drifter wrongfully convicted of killing a circus performer in 1992. It took nearly 20 years for Steese to get out of prison, even though prosecutors had evidence showing he wasnt guilty, and that he was likely in another state when the murder happened.

In October 2012, a judge declared Steese innocent. But Steese wound up pleading guilty nonetheless through something called the Alford plea, an increasingly common, perplexing arrangement where a defendant maintains his innocence, but accepts the status of a convicted felon, and forfeits the right to sue.

Rose put it all together in Kafka in Vegas, which ran in the May 2017 issue of Vanity Fair.

If you had been a TV writer, somebody your producer, director would be like, This is too outlandish. You have to tone it down, Rose said, recalling the records from Steeses original trial.

On todays episode of The Breakthrough, she tells us all about it: how she first met Steese in the parking lot of a rundown Vegas apartment complex, how she persuaded veteran prosecutors to talk to her about a high-profile, highly sensitive case, and, of course, what it was like to be in that conference room.

God, there was just so much, Rose said. Its hard to express just how many pieces of paper that I was going through.

Tune into The Breakthrough, the podcast from ProPublica where investigative reporters reveal how they nailed their biggest stories.

Penguin: US Dollars Shut Out of Russian Seaports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Putin orders end to trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website.


Is the US Really Capable of Shooting Down North Korean Missiles? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some American analysts are now asking why the North Korean missile was allowed to pass by a Japanese island with ringing alarm bells as the only response. According to some analysts, Americans may be overly confident in our militarys ability to shoot down North Korean missiles if the country were to attempt to strike. Maybe Continue reading Is the US Really Capable of Shooting Down North Korean Missiles?


A metal pipe for your trouble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian authorities campaign against Alexey Navalny is getting violent. 

The pipe used to attack Nikolay Lyaskin. Source: Twitter. The Russian authorities continue to refuse permission to Alexey Navalnys election campaign to hold public rallies, and campaign activists are, on occasion, being detained. But sometimes the anti-Navalny campaign gets even more serious: Nikolay Lyaskin, the coordinator of Navalnys Moscow headquarters, was attacked this week with a metal pipe. Police are investigating, but rather strangely.

As a result of a blow to the head, Lyaskin is suffering from concussion. The police quite quickly opened a criminal investigation into what they classified as hooliganism, and several days later announced they had found a suspect. True, he was not shown to Lyaskin immediately. However, a video appeared in which the suspect alleges Lyaskin himself had promised the man money if he attacked him. Lyaskin claims this is a set-up. The day of the face-to-face confrontation with the suspect Lyaskin was kept waiting the whole day in the police station, and before he left they tried to take away his telephone.

On a positive note, in Kostroma a criminal investigation has been opened into an assault by a police officer on a volunteer from Navalnys election campaign, while in Makhachkala an investigation into an...


Jim Carrey: Apples New iPhone Is Designed To Enslave Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Movie star Jim Carrey has spoken out to expose Apples latest iteration of its hugely popular iPhone, to reveal that its new Face ID technology was designed to enslave humanity. The actor stated that his days of using products by the Californian company are over after learning that their devices are being used to usher in []


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Joy Divisions Ian Curtis commits suicide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ian was ill and very confused at the time

Ian was very ill with epilepsy when we were recording the Closer album. He was having a lot of blackouts. There was one horrible occasion where he was missing for two hours in the studio. I went in the toilet and there he was spark out on the floor hed had a fit and split his head open...


How Exxon Mobil May Soon Have Greater Sway Over Science Used in EPA Policies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Exxon Mobil may soon have a greater hand in shaping the science used to develop major environmental regulations.

The published list of potential names for the Science Advisory Board and the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee includes many industry representatives and consultants. The panels are typically composed primarily of independent academics and researchers charged with reviewing agency science and advising the Environmental Protection Agency on major policy decisions.

While industry has always had a voice on those panels, comments from the Trump administration and the potential new appointees suggest the balance may soon change in favor of greater power for regulated companies, particularly the oil and gas industries.

The long list of potential new advisory board members includes officials from Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Alcoa, Noble Energy, Total, and the American Chemistry Council, a lobbying group for the chemical industry. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will make the final determination to select the members of the panels.

In a move widely viewed as an attempt to make room for more industry representatives, the EPA in May dismissed at least five academic researchers from their position on the SAB. The administrator believes we should have people on this board who understand the impact of regulations on the regulated community, an EPA spokesperson told the New York Times.

Steve Milloy, a former Trump transition official, told E&E News that he believes the scientific advisory panels will be significantly reconstituted to include more industry representatives and those in the industry-backed think tank world that have held hostile views to previous EPA decisions.

The list of potential new hires to the scientific advisory boards suggest such changes may soon happen.

Jeffrey Lewis, an Exxon Mobil in-house scientist, has been floated to serve on both the SAB and CASAC scientific panels. Lewis has developed cost-benefit analysis and other regulatory filings to challenge the scientific standard used in previous years to formulate limits on air pollution. His current professional biography notes that he works in ExxonMobils regulatory affairs team code for lobbying on a variety of environmental health issu...


Pensions and Debt Time Bomb In UK: 1 Trillion Crisis Looms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1 trillion crisis looms as pensions deficit and consumer loans snowball out of control
UK pensions deficit soared by 100B to 710B, last month
200B unsecured consumer credit time bomb warn FCA
8.3 million people in UK with debt problems
2.2 million people in UK are in financial distress
President Trump land there is a savings gap of $70 trillion
Global problem as pensions gap of developed countries growing by $28B per day

Editor: Mark OByrne

There is a 1 trillion debt time bomb hanging over the United Kingdom. We are nearing the end of the timebombs long fuse and it looks set to explode in the coming months.

No one knows how to diffuse the 1 trillion bomb and who should be taking responsibility. It is made up of two major components.

  • 710 billion is the terrifying size of the UK pensions deficit
  • 200 billion is the amount of dynamite in the consumer credit time bomb

How did the sovereign nation that is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland get itself so deep in the red?

This is not a problem that is bore only by the Brits. In the rest of the developed world a $70 trillion pensions deficit hangs heavy.

We are all in this boat because we apparently didnt learn from the massive man made crisis that was the 2008 financial crisis.

The we is referring to UK individuals who are on average holding 14,367 of debt. It refers to the pension fund managers who are ignoring the fact they hold more liabilities than assets. It refers to banks and mortgage and loan providers who give loans to people who are already indebted and who will struggle to pay the debt back. It refers to a compliant media who do not have ask hard questions about irresponsible lending practices and cheer lead property bubbles due to getting significant revenues from the banking and property sectors.

And,  ultimately the we is the government who peddled such terrible monetary policy that it has brought us as close to nuclear financial disaster as we have been since 2008.

In the red, everywhere......


As Speculation Mounts Over NDTV Takeover, Heres a Look at Top Suitor Ajay Singh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh, a long-time supporter of the BJP, is a man whose industry and political connections have crisscrossed more than once.

While NDTV has officially denied speculation regarding a possible change of ownership, it has over the last few months gone head-to-head with various government agencies over alleged corporate governance issues. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh, a politically-connected entrepreneur who has worked for and closely supported the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the last two decades, is reportedly considering buying a majority stake in NDTV, an Indian Express report stated on Friday.

The media report comes on the heels of week-long speculation over whether ownership of NDTV which in the last few months has gone head-to-head with vari...


Cannabis Beats Incurable Brain Tumor After Chemo Fails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tracey Watson,  Natural News
Waking Times

A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but to no avail scans revealed no change, and doctors gave her between six and 18 months to live.

In desperation, Lynn eliminated sugar and processed foods from her diet (which was the best thing she could have done), and started researching alternative treatments. Initially skeptical about the healing powers of cannabis oil but feeling that she had nothing to lose, Lynn decided to give it a shot. Her results were nothing short of miraculous.

The Daily Mail recently reported that after suffering a sudden seizure in November 2013, Lynn was rushed to Glasgows Southern General Hospital, where it was determined that she had a brain tumor; she was scheduled for surgery on December 16. The surgery was not a success, however, and doctors informed her that they had been unable to get the tumor out in its entirety, that her cancer was at stage 4, and that she was terminal. (Related: Learn more about cancer prevention and treatment and all the latest medical breakthroughs at

Though she initially tried conventional treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, when nothing else worked, Lynn overcame her earlier skepticism and decided to try cannabis oil.

Lynn ensured that the cannabis oil quickly and effectively entered her bloodstream by placing the drops directly under her tongue.

She told the Daily Record, I found it hard to believe that it would cure brain cancer so advanced. Each scan I received after...


Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published September 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) on Thursday. He signed with the organization on July 6, 2017.

The former University of Wisconsin standout forward averaged 5.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in five appearances in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

During his final season as a Wisconsin Badger, Koenig averaged 14.2 points per game. He scored 39.3 percent from three-point range.





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Being in Berlin in Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


In this Berlin talk (June 2017) I elaborate on identitarian politics being a cancerous disaster at the core of our current dystopia. I delve into ID politics' intellectual and political roots: the New Left, cultural Marxism and the meaning of fascism. I also spoke about philosophy of history  and German past in particular.  

p.s. I found out  that John Travolta's type blazer provides me with the necessary  extra oomph.

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To understand  ID politics and the current dystopia  read  Being In Time: A Post Political and   

Mongoose: Israel First False Flag Alert "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Israels Geopolitical Gut Check

A once favorable balance of power has shifted, clipping Tel Avivs wings.

As these countries move forward to extinguish regional terrorism and reconstruct their infrastructure and societies, the Israelis will be left out in the cold.

Phi Beta Iota: We predict several false flag operations by the Mossad, including one in the USA with active support of American Zio-Cons.

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Winners and losers under Graham-Cassidy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

the greatest winners in 2026 would be Mississippi and Kansas, where federal health-care funding would more than triple and double, respectively. On the other hand, Connecticuts aid would be cut by just over half.


the Kaiser Family Foundationconcluded that 35 states would lose $160 billion under the bill. The Kaiser study, like two earlier this week, looked at the cumulative effect from 2020 to 2026.

Here is the Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin piece at WaPo.

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Trump Backers Cheer Economic Agenda, Blame GOP for Setbacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Presidents responses on North Korea, white supremacist violence draw slightly lower rating

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By Valerie BauerleinArian Campo-Flores and Quint Forgey
The Wall Street Journal
Sept. 22, 2017 7:00 a.m. ET

As President Donald Trump approaches his 10th month in the White House, The Wall Street Journal revisited voters in six counties representing the economic underpinnings of his support. In each county, the Journal spoke to supporters, converts, abstainers and opponents to see how their economic situation is changing, and whether their expectations are being met.

Supporters of President Donald Trump generally approve of his overall performance on what they see as core issues such as jobs and taxes, and they blame Republicans in Congress for failing to support the White House agenda.

I think hes doing great, said Emory Terensky, 66 years old, a former steelworker in Monessen, Pa. Similarly, Patti Thompson, who lives in the Phoenix-area retirement community of Sun City, said her support of the president hasnt wavered, though she continues to be frustrated that we cant get Congress and Trump on the same page. She puts the fault for that on congressional Republican leaders.

On a few issues, such as tensions with North Korea and clashes with white supremacists in the U.S., Mr. Trump received a slightly lower rating. Im very concerned about the North Koreans, said John Golomb, 65, a former steelworker, in Monessen, Pa. Is Donald Trump talk, or is he action? Thats the $64,000 question.

Robert Lee, the 62-year-old owner of Rockingham Guns & Ammo in Richmond County, N.C., gives the president an overall grade of B-minus, at best. He is holding out hope that Mr. Trump will beg...


U.S. Near Bottom in Public Trust of Newsmedia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Eric Zuesse According to the most extensive study ever done of the publics usages of, and trust in, the news media in their country a study that (in late January early February) scientifically sampled thousands of people in each one of 36 different industrialized countries the United States scored #28, which was in the bottom 22% of all 36 nations, regarding the publics trust of the news media.  However, the average American had a 53% level of trust in the news-sources he or she is relying on.  The country with the highest level of trust in the news media generally was Finland, where 61% of the population trust the nations news media.  Two countries were tied for the last place in trusting the media among the 36 nations surveyed, both scoring a 23% level of trust: Greece, and Korea.  All of the countries that scored below the U.S. (in order increasingly less-trusting than America, down to the very bottom) were: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Taiwan, France, Malaysia, Slovakia, and then, Greece and


Vital Border Crossing Finally Reopened "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the photo: Gregory Forgrave, Product Manager Government Services, and Ayman Ibrahim, Jordan Country Manager, heading to the reopened borders in Jordan.
JORDAN - September 19, 2017 After years of waiting, the border crossing between Jordan and Iraq will finally reopen. The impact of the closing to the land transport sector has been severe as companies, such as Move One, have had to find alternative, longer and more challenging routes.
Move One and its clients have been directly affected by this closure since mid-2015. The opening allows a safe, direct 550 kilometer highway from the border directly to Baghdad.


Over 31,000 scientists say global warming is a total hoax; now theyre speaking out against junk science "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



by:  Natural News

(Natural News) Over 31,000 scientists have united against the political agenda of global warming. The scientific consensus, which includes over 9,000 scientists with Ph.D.s, supports the necessity of carbon dioxide and sheds light on the agenda of global warming, which includes industrial energy rationing, central economic planning, and global taxation schemes. These scientists are now speaking out against the hoax of global warming and how global agreements to limit greenhouse gases are actually destructive to all plant and animal life on the planet.

The petition, which includes important peer-reviewed research, is backed by various scientists with a wide spectrum of expertise. The petition warns the United States about signing international treaties that only put a financial burden on the citizens of the country, steal national sovereignty, and restrict its energy production. The global warming alarmism, in other words, is pseudo-warfare designed to take down a country.

A letter from Frederick Seitz, President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, is also being circulated with the petition. The letter warns about the flawed science against carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is essentially a miracle molecule of life, not a dangerous pollutant that needs to be eradicated from the atmosphere. His letter also shines a light on the dangers of the U.S. entering global treaties which will ration energy and confiscate the Nations wealth.

Just because clim...


Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon To Black Out North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis considers using kinetic energy weapons on North Korea as a safer alternative to nukes or high explosives. By Aaron Kesel: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday [...]


Reminder: murder at the FDA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reminder: Murder at the FDA

by Jon Rappoport

September 22, 2017

File this one under: studiously ignored by major media.

I first posted this story in August of 2012. It was based on a Truthout interview of a man who did drug reviews for the FDA. He examined applications to approve new medical drugs.

Pharmaceutical companies must have their new drugs certified as safe and effective before they can enter the market, before doctors can prescribe them. The FDA does this certification. Thumbs up or thumbs down.

Heres the story:

In a stunning interview with Truthouts Martha Rosenberg, former FDA drug reviewer, Ronald Kavanagh, exposes the FDA as a relentless criminal mafia protecting its client, Big Pharma, with a host of mob strategies.

Kavanagh: widespread racketeering, including witness tampering and witness retaliation.

I was threatened with prison.

One [FDA] manager threatened my childrenI was afraid that I could be killed for talking to Congress and criminal investigators.

Kavanagh reviewed new drug applications made to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies. He was one of the holdouts at the Agency who insisted that the drugs had to be safe and effective before being released to the public.

But honest appraisal wasnt part of the FDA culture, and Kavanagh swam against the tide, until he realized his life and the life of his children was on the line.

What was his secret task at the FDA? Drug reviewers were clearly told not to question drug companies and that our job was to approve drugs. In other words, rubber stamp them. Say the drugs were safe and effective when they were not.

Kavanaghs revelations are astonishing. He recalls a meeting where a drug-company representative flat-out stated that his company had paid the FDA for a new-drug approval. Paid for it. As in bribe.

He remarks that the drug pyridostigmine, given to US troops to prevent the later effects of nerve gas, actually increased the lethality of certain nerve agents.

Kavanagh recalls being given records of safety data on a drugand then his bosses told him which sections not to read. Obviously, they knew the drug was dangerous and they knew exactly where, in the reports, that fact would be revealed.



Germanys Crisis of Complacency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over the past decade, Germany has gone from being the sick man of Europe to a bastion of stability. But with German Chancellor Angela Merkel poised to assume a fourth term, it is worth asking if too much stability can be a bad thing.


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Calls For Extradition of CDC Vaccine Criminal Mastermind Poul Thorsen To Face Charges of Criminal Scientific Misconduct "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul Thorsen so []


3 Pounds Of Viking GOLD Treasure Found!! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

3 Pounds Of Viking GOLD Treasure Found!! Video Salivate Metal TDC Note We reported on this a few days ago click here Salivate Metal presenting with his particular twist. Video Source

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Kremlin says not involved in Russia-linked Facebook ads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


AFP/File | Facebook has agreed to hand over all information about Russian-linked ads on its site the US Congress

MOSCOW (AFP)  The Kremlin on Friday distanced itself from the controversy over Russia-linked Facebook ads which may have influenced last years US election, saying Moscow had nothing to do with them.

We dont know who places ads on Facebook and how, President Vladimir Putins spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

We have never done it and the Russian side has never had anything to do with it.

Facebooks chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the company would pass on to Congress details about Russia-linked ads that inflamed tensions around last years presidential election.

Earlier this month, Facebook said some 470 Russia-linked fake accounts spent a total of about $100,000 between June 2015 and May 2017 on ads that touted fake or misleading views and played on divisive social and political themes like race, gay rights, and immigration.

The ads were linked to a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency, a secretive outlet in Saint-Petersburg which has been christened the troll farm by Russian media because its employees blogged and left comments under fake online identities.

A congressional investigation will focus on how the messages in the ads were manipulated by Russian interests.

The investigation is the latest development in a string of probes into possible Russian meddling in the election and whether it could have swung the vote in US President Donald Trumps favour.

US intelligence agencies say Putin himself directed the intervention and Senate and Justice Department investigators have been chasing links between the Trump campaign and Moscow for evidence of collusion.

Moscow has denied all allegations of meddling in the vote.


10 Friday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My beginning of Fall, morning train reads:  A Hackers Guide to Destroying the Global Economy (Institutional Investor)  This anniversary is a reminder that some market gurus are full of it (USA Today)  Will the Earth be destroyed this Saturday? Hint: No. (Syfy Wire) see also The World Is Ending? Invest as If It Wont. (The Big Picture)  Being Sure Youre Right

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Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims his country will deploy troops to Syrias Idlib region as part of the Astana agreement with Iran and Russia on de-escalation zones.

Erdogan said in a Thursday interview with Reuters, Under the agreement, Russians are maintaining security outside Idlib and Turkey will maintain the security inside Idlib region.


Turks..on the way..into Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran act as guarantor states in the Syria peace process which has been underway between the Syrian government and the armed opposition in the Kazakh capital, Astana, since January.



MACKAY Mackay man faces new sexual assault charge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Classic Radio Hancock Radio Cyrano "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, Moira Lister BBC at its best


Koko: False Memory Syndrome Mind Control, Pedophilia, and the US Court System as a Cover-Up Tool for Elite Pedophiles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


False Memory Syndrome: Mind Control and Pedophilia

The False Memory Syndrome has come under fire from many over the months since pedogate/pizzagate broke. It was founded by accused pedophiles and its Scientific Advisory Board includes an impressive number of military intelligence and MKULTRA linked doctors. Its members have been called as expert witnesses in many legal cases, ranging from the trial of Patty Hearst to the dismissal of sex abuse victims and setting a legal precedent to have child sex abuse victims taken from their parents and placed with their abuser. Their influence on the American legal system in thinly veiled advocacy for pedophilia should be considered a crime against humanity. These individuals were not only advocating for pedophilia, they were actively destroying the lives of victims of sex abuse, and on top of that, creating a legal precedent for this abuse to continue with no recourse for victims and families to seek justice.

Phi Beta Iota: The misbehavior of the US Chamber of Commerce and Justice Powell in setting the stage for CITIZENS UNITED, is another example of how the US Court System is manipulated and used to favor the 1% against the 99%. A t...


Friday funny: Butch the Rooster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs. She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced. This took a lot Continue reading


India Using Chilli Sprays, Stun Grenades to Dissuade Rohingya Muslim Influx "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEW DELHI India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using chilli and stun grenades to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

Border forces in Hindu-majority India, which wants to deport around 40,000 Rohingya already living in the country, citing security risks, have been authorized to use rude and crude methods to stop any infiltration attempts.

We dont want to cause any serious injury or arrest them, but we wont tolerate Rohingya on Indian soil, said a senior official with the Border Security Force (BSF) in New Delhi.

Were using grenades containing chilli spray to stop hundreds of Rohingyas trying to enter India the situation is tense, added the official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorized to speak to media.

More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when a coordinated attack by Rohingya insurgents on Myanmar security forces triggered a counteroffensive, killing at least 400 people, mainly militants. The United Nations has called the assault a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

Densely populated Bangladesh is struggling to shelter all the refugees desperate for space to set up shacks, sparking worries in India that the influx could spill into its territory.



After London, Ubers war with Europe is poised to heat up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Europe is pushing back against Uber. On Friday, London decided not to renew Ubers license to operate in the city, accusing the company of a lack of corporate responsibility. The decision was made in part because of Ubers use of software to evade regulators. The city also says Uber failed to meet safety standards. But

Europe is pushing back against Uber. On Friday, London decided not to renew Ubers license to operate in the city, accusing the company of a lack of corporate responsibility. The decision was made in part because of Ubers use of software to evade regulators. The city also says Uber failed to meet safety standards.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU Sue Over Warrantless Phone, Laptop Searches at US Border "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Suit attempts to clarify constitutional status of border searches of electronic devices: is a warrant required?


In Florida its Illegal to Power Your Home with Solar PanelsThanks to Lobbying "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

With roughly 1.5 million Floridians initially without electricity from the damage inflicted on Floridas energy infrastructure, many in the Sunshine State are now questioning why its so difficult for people to utilize solar energy.

The simple answer is that one of the major electrical suppliers in the state Florida Power and Light (FPL) has utilized a massive lobbying campaign, directed at state lawmakers, to create legal barriers to disallow people from powering their own homes with solar panels without being subject to power companies.

In fact, current Florida state law makes it illegal.

This is the definition of crony capitalism. Companies lobby government officials, who then vote in favor of the corporate position  often for a quid pro quo in the form of financial support for the officials reelection campaign.

Any solar panels erected on a home must be connected to the local electrical power grid.

So, if you want to build an off the grid home  it is illegal to install solar panels on your home.

Just ask Robert Tarr who, according to WFTV, spent more than $60,000 for a system of 32 solar panels for his roof. But even though his house can generate enough electricity to run indefinitely without being hooked to a power company, legally, he still has to be connected and pay the Leesburg Electric Department for power he doesnt even need.

So you can be completely free of the grid?  Channel 9s Jamie Holmes asked.

Yes, Tarr said.

But they make you attach to the grid, Holmes asked.

Yes, Tarr said. I have a problem with it, OK? I think if I want to be totally independent of them, I should be allowed to be, Tarr said.

If Tarr were to stop paying his electric bill, reports WFTV, he said Leesburg would shut off his power. City officials could also revoke his certificate of occupancy for not being hooked up to the system.

So, if this family wanted to de...


Recommendations from scouser Peel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


John Peel lives on..



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Born 30 August 1939
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Died 25 October 2004 (aged 65)
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Diplomacy be damned in the time of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the state of rot inside the beltway, it's no wonder that a young Saudi ex-fighter pilot with no diplomatic experience can glide into the unstable world of Trumps Washington and cause scarcely a ripple of concern


Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 21-22, 2017 (Map, Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 21-22, 2017 (Map, Video)

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The US-led coalition and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are capitalising on strong ISIS attacks against Syrian government forces that have crossed the Euphrates.

On September 21, SDF units allegedly seized Al-Isba and Tabiye oil gas fields in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor city while the Syrian Arab army (SAA) and its allies were repelling ISIS attacks on the villages of Marat and Mazlum. Furthermore, the SDF media wing released a report claiming that SDF members had rescued 3 women and 9 children from Khusham village. This could indicate that SDF units reached the vicinity of Khusham village.

ISIS conducted large-scale attacks on the government-held villages of Marat and Mazlum on the eastern bank of the Euphrates and even seized some positions inside them, according to pro-opposition sources. Clashes between government troops and ISIS members were also reported in Saqr Island.

At the same day, the Russian Defense Ministry released a statement saying that almost no clashes were observed between the SDF and ISIS north of Deir Ezzor city. It added that Russian forces will strike any side that tries attack Syrian troops or Russian task forces operating near Deir Ezzor city.

On September 22, an intense fighting continued between the SAA and ISIS near Marat and Mazlum as well as in the Saqr Island area. Syrian government forces faced a stiff resistance from ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates despite the ongoing SDF advance in the same area.



Apartheid and the Future of israel/Palestine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories Richard Falk, September 8, 2014 (Iran Review/CC BY 4.0) The significance of the UN ESCWA report Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid, and of the reactions to it. There has been lots of discussion prompted []


Bishops in the Philippines Urge Bell-Ringing, Prayers to Protest Bloody Drugs War We disagree that a criminal has no more hope of changing his life. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MANILA Stepping up a campaign against President Rodrigo Dutertes bloody war on drugs, Catholic bishops in the Philippines have called for church bells to be rung for the next 40 nights, and congregations to light candles and pray for the killing to end.

A pastoral letter by Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) sent to priests urged Catholics to pray for victims from Saturday until All Saints Day on Nov. 1, when Filipinos traditionally pay respects to the dead.

More than 3,800 people have been killed in anti-drugs operations in the past 15 months and at least 2,100 murders are suspected of being drug-related, according to police data, though human rights groups believe the numbers are understated.

The relentless and bloody campaign against drugs that shows no sign of abating impels us, your bishops, to declare: In the name of God, stop the killings! Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the head of the CBCP, said in the letter.

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas: In the name of God, stop the killings!

Such messages are typically read aloud in church or distributed to their congregations.

Many Catholic churches in the capital have already started lighting candles and ringing bells for five minutes each day at 8 p.m..

Thousands of Filipinos rallied against Duterte on Thursday to protest against what they fear is an emerging dictatorship, and several churches held mass against the killings and urged people to renounce violence.

The bishops are among the most influential dissenting voices....


Trump Delivers UN Speech for the Ages-Why Are people Shocked? This is why He Got Elected! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Trump delivers a speech for the ages and many in America act like they cannot believe he said what he said. Why should they be shocked? This is why America elected Donald Trump! His performance was refreshing!!!

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Agenda 2030: Tapping into the savings of citizens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UN Chief To Reshape Global Finance For Sustainable Development <img width=777 height=437 src= class=attachment-content-single size-content-single wp-post-image alt= srcset= 777w, 180w, 260w, 373w, 120w sizes=(max-width: 777px) 100vw, 777px />Secretary-General Antnio Guterres speaks at the Financing the 2030 Agenda, The Role of the United Nations at the UN on Sunday, September 18, 2017. []

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The Confederate Statue Controversy Isnt About Slavery, Its About Ending America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whether the rest of the country likes it or not, what happens in Texas matters a lot, not just because its the second most populous state but also because it serves as a kind of bellwether for whats going on in those parts of America that coastal elites would prefer to ignore.

Thats especially true of the controversy over Confederate statues and symbols and names, of which there are many in Texas, along with people in power who feel obliged to get rid of them. But if you think the iconoclastic impulse to purge public memory of the Confederacy has anything to do with the Civil War or a deeper understanding of American history, you havent been paying attention. The campaign against Confederate heritage is really a campaign against American heritage. The goal is to divide the country into irreconcilable camps for the purpose of waging political warfare. In the end, its really about giving up on the idea of America as a place where, despite our many differences, we can be a united and prosperous people.

Here again Texas is a bellwether. This week, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus requested that an old plaque about the Confederacy be removed from the Capitol in Austin. The plaque itself is a piece of mid-twentieth-century Confederate Lost Cause paraphernalia that was erected in 1959, likely in protest of the Civil Rights movement. It claims the Civil War wasnt really about slavery and the Confederacy wasnt really a rebellion. Straus, a Republican, wants the thing to come down because it isnt accurate. And hes right: the Confederacy was indeed a rebellion, specifically over the issue of slavery. It should probably come down, in part because it probably shouldnt have been put up in the first place.

But in issuing his request, Straus has become the latest well-meaning public figure to blunder into the Confederate monument mle under the misperception that its all about accurately portraying history. If it were, those calling for the removal of statues and the renaming of schools would have articulated some limiting principle to prevent the defunding of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC, or the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue in New York City, or the dynamiting of Mount Rushmore.

Theres No Limiting Principle To Confederate Iconoclasm



Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its not just crazy places like the University of California at Berkeley where surprisingly large numbers of U.S. college students believe that violence and shouting are acceptable methods to prevent people from saying things. Fifty-one percent of all U.S. college students believe shouting is an acceptable response to free speech, and one in five (19 percent) believe violence is an acceptable response, according to results from a national survey of 1,500 students in 49 states and DC.

Fifty-three percent of survey respondents said colleges should create a positive learning environment for all students by prohibiting certain speech or expression of viewpoints that are offensive or biased against certain groups of people rather than create an open learning environment where students are exposed to all types of speech and viewpoints, even if it means allowing speech that is offensive or biased against certain groups of people.

The polls preliminary results were published by the left-leaning Brookings Institution this week while the full results undergo peer review for publishing in an academic journal. The polling took place in August 2017.

Todays college students are tomorrows attorneys, teachers, professors, policymakers, legislators, and judges, writes study author John Villasenor, a professor of law, politics, and technology at the University of California at Los Angeles. If, for example, a large fraction of college students believe, however incorrectly, that offensive speech is unprotected by the First Amendment, that view will inform the decisions they make as they move into positions of increasing authority later in their careers.

Breaking Down the Poll Results

Men were far more likely than women to know basics about the First Amendment, the portion of the U.S. Constitution that explicitly protects free speech, but also far more likely to condone aggression in response to hearing things they dont like. While Republican-identified students were generally more supportive of free speech than Democrat-identified students, they were still remarkably likely to support restrictions on free speech and violent responses to it.

See some of the breakdowns from the poll results below.



I Was On Medicaid For Years. Its Horrible And Should Be Cut, Not Expanded "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Progressives have never met an entitlement program they didnt like. Americans love affair with free things, even when they cost us dearly in increased taxes, regulatory costs, limitations on choice, and more, ensures that once an entitlement program is passed, the only change we will see to it is expansion. That is ultimately why Obamacare will never be repealed and why the only change that has happened in the 52 years since Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law is the growth of the entitlement programs.

On its face, Medicaid sounds like a worthy and worthwhile use of American taxpayer resources. If a family cannot afford medical care, society has a moral obligation to ensure they receive it. Conservatives argue that the obligation may not belong to the state, but that the poor, disabled, orphaned, and widowed among us still need medical care provided by society as a whole. In the many iterations of Obamacare reform, one of the proposals put on the table was a limit to expanding Medicaid rolls in future years. That attempt alone met shrill cries of But what about the children? from the Left. To progressives, wanting to limit the expansion of health welfare is akin to killing poor American children.

Since most in the media and on Capitol Hill come from upper-middle-class households, few seem to spend time talking to those Americans on Medicaid rolls. Media and politics are two industries where most need to spend some time as an unpaid intern to work their way up the low-paid ranks, a luxury most families who might be on Medicaid cannot afford. So what is it like growing up on Medicaid? Let me tell you, because its unpleasant.

The Poor Get the Scraps

My mother, a single mother and social worker, became disabled when I was ten years old and soon began receiving Social Security disability benefits, among other government programs. With both parents deceased now, my memory is a bit hazy on timing, but at some point around this age I was enrolled in New York states program Child Health Plus, a plan just a step above Medicaid for families on the bottom tier of earnings in the state. Living in a trailer park with a disabled mother and an absent father, I certainly qualified.

We soon discovered, however, that the doctors and dentists who accepted my insurance plan werent exactly of the highest quality. Considering the low payouts and the amount of legwork necessary to obtain them, doctors with enough of a reputation or experience never had to accept Medicaid. They were making enough accepting private insurance plans. Out of a sense of moral obligation, a few local doctors accepted a handful of Medicaid patients as a courtesy, but wait lists were long to get into a decent doctors office while on Medicaid.

My mother had a private insurance plan, which she paid for out of pocket. Thats something w...


Former Disney Exec: Hollywood Is Hurting Because It Makes Movies For Lowest Common Denominator "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This past summer, Hollywood earned its lowest box office revenue since 2006. More than a dozen films from every major movie studio bombed hard, to quote film financial analyst Doug Creutz of Cowen & Co.

I wouldnt want to be a movie theater owner right now, he said. The losses were nothing short of historic.

Many turn to the rise of Netflix, the role of Rotten Tomatoes and sequel fatigue, and other themes for answers. But two veteran Hollywood producers say the lack of family fare is a major factor behind Hollywoods slump.

Families are way underserved today, says writer Brian Bird. Now Bird and former Disney executive Mitch Davis are revealing their aim to create compelling films and TV shows that run counter to mainstream trends.

Audiences Are Starved For Family Programming

Movie producer Mitch Davis got his start at Walt Disney Studios in the late 1980s, working behind-the-scenes on Newsies, Dead Poets Society and other releases now considered iconic.

He wrote and directed The Other Side of Heaven for Disney in 2001, the first film role for young actress Anne Hathaway. She went on to star in Christopher Nolans Dark Knight trilogy. (Worth noting: Nolans World War II drama Dunkirk was this past summers only original, non-franchise hit.)

The movie industry is the most persuasive, pervasive creator of popular culture on the planet, Davis said in an interview to support The Stray, his independent family film opening in theaters October 6. To make a world-class movie, it costs upwards of 50 to 200 million dollars. What do those economic forces mean? If youre spending that kind of money, you have to know you have a legitimate path to recouping it. The answer to that question becomes the lowest common denominator: sex and violence.

Brian Bird, executive producer of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, echoed Daviss analysis. Its a race to the bottom everywhere in the media conversation, except for a few small networks who are trying desperately to program for a family audience.

Writer of successful biopics The Case for Christ and Captive for Paramount Pictures, Bird recently co-founded Believe Pictures with Michael Landon, Jr., son of the famed Little House on the Prairie...


#Chile: #Mapuche Political Prisoners in Hunger Strike for More Than 100 Days "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Lonko Alfredo Tralcal Coche and the siblings Benito, Ariel and Pablo Trangol Galindo, have been on a hunger strike for 107 days after starting their protest against irregular detention and after completing more than a year in remand prison without conclusive evidence against them, under the so-called Anti-Terror Law, which includes the use of faceless witnesses. They are accused of an incendiary attack against an evangelical temple in the town of Padre Las Casas, of which they declare themselves innocent. It should be noted that one of them, Ariel Trangol, professes the evangelical religion.


Originally published by Radio Kurruf.

Chile: Mapuche Political Prisoners in Hunger Strike for More Than 100 Days

The Lonko Alfredo Tralcal Coche and the siblings B...


These Pro-Lifers Enter Abortion Centers To Talk With Mothers Scheduled For An Abortion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last Friday ten pro-life activists were arrested inside abortion centers in Michigan and Virginia where they had entered, peaceably, to speak with the mothers and fathers in the waiting room. The ten were a subset of a larger coordinated grouparound 30 or 40 in allincluding two women in New Mexico who also entered a clinic, but were not arrested.

The incidents, dubbed a Red Rose Rescue, was inspired by the work of Mary Wagner, a Canadian pro-life activist. Two decades ago, 24-year-old Mary Wagner met a pregnant teenage friend outside of an abortion center and began pleading with her not to go in. Her friend refused to listen, but allowed Mary to accompany her into the waiting room. When a clinic worker inside called the name of another pregnant woman, Mary looked up and repeated it. The woman glanced at her, and in that split second Wagner said simply: You dont have to do this.

It was an instinctive act, no doubt, springing from a sudden emotional recognition of what was about to happen to the child in that womans womb and to each of the children waiting so innocently to be dismembered so painfully in the back rooms. Suddenly, Wagner felt she could not morally justify leaving that clinic while it was in her power to stay.

The Canadian police did not agree. They arrested Wagner and clapped her in jail. But in an odd sort of way, a movement was born. It was an obscure one-woman movement for a decade and a halfWagner spent about a quarter of her time in jailbut gradually she began to gain notoriety. Her trials became small spectacles, with abortionists scolding her for surreptitiously entering clinics armed with red roses and business cards while mothers wrote in letters to say that Wagners illegal action had encouraged them and given them hope, saving them from killing their innocent unborn child.

Inspiring Other Acts of Courage

Joan Andrews Bell, an elderly pro-life veteran and mother...


The Most Millennial Startup Ever Will Front Your Down Payment In Exchange For Airbnb Hosting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the media is to be believed, millennials are excellent at only one thing, and thats killing off other things. While were allegedly responsible for the demise of absolutely everythingfrom Applebees to bar soapone of our most commonly cited assassination attempts is home ownership.

But in true millennial fashion, millennial entrepreneurs are finding solutions to millennial problems. Cant afford a down payment? It turns out theres an app for that.

Twenty-nine-year-old millennial Yifan Zhang is the co-founder of Loftium, a new startup that offers its customers a revolutionary method of financing the down payment on a home. Loftium will front your down payment in exchange for two-thirds of the money you make from renting out a room in your new house on Airbnb for a period of one to three years. Instead of a typical loan, the company signs a revenue-sharing agreement with its clients.

New Solutions Define Personal Responsibility

For millennials with large student loan payments, or for those living in expensive urban centers, making a traditional down payment is increasingly hard. Boomers can scold millennials about avocado toast all they like, but brunch is far from the most significant obstacle to home ownership for the young. Down payments have become a large barrier to home ownership, which explains low millennial ownership rates even in flipped cities, where young professionals can potentially save on monthly expenses by purchasing a comparable apartment to their current rental.

Theres a reason the Old Economy Steve meme has resonated across the plains of the meme-scape. Millennials have been dealt a bad economic hand, and while some have indeed gone on to play a bad hand badly, even fiscally-responsible millennials have had to grapple with graduating into one of the worst economic climates in decades, high student loan payments, and a job market that requires mobility.



Critics Entirely Miss The Core Illumination Of Song To Song "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Art has been, is, and will always be political. We are often under a misconception that artists are rebels with the courage to challenge accepted truths. While there are artists like this, probably many, these are not the artists we are usually acquainted with.

The rebel artists we citesuch as Lin-Manuel Mirandaare not struggling with popularity. They are famous not because they have challenged the world with new ideas but because they are a voice through which a generation speaks, or, since a generation is never a monolith, a significant portion of a generation. Perhaps it is a new and rising voice, but the popularity of the artist is a sign that the scale is tipping or has already tipped.

The illusion that Miranda, Kanye West, or Iggy Pop are rebels seems to ignore the fact that they have millions of fans and millions and millions of dollars. Rebel artists who challenged the modern notions, givens, and morality would come across to us not like a celebrity but an Old Testament prophet. The message would seem jumbled, the conclusions strained, and we would send them on their way. Theyd appear to us as lunatics rather than geniuses.

Perhaps that is why the great film artist (auteur) of our time has declined in popularity over the last ten years. His work is more like one of these prophets who stand against the modern notions and point out where we are wrong. This year Terrence Mallicks Song to Song came out and has poor reviews on both IMDb (5.9) and Rotten Tomatoes (43 percent). The general critique is that the dots never came together to form a legible image. The story seems jumbled, and the motifs and message seems to fall flat. This is the response youd expect from an age so at odds with Mallicks artwork.

A Search for Freedom Inside Transgression

While the modern moment seems to define itself as an exodus from religion or at least towards a new reformation, Mallicks work is supported by the pillars of an old and soon to be forgotten paradigm. From nearly the opening scene, Rooney Mara begins Fausts quest. She expresses her desire to be free and try everything.

Her request is granted by Mephistopheles, played by Michael Fassbender. Of course hes not referred to as Mephistopheles, a character does call him the devil and his charismatic attitude, power to provide and protect, and attempts to bring his associates deeper are all reminiscent of Christopher Marlowe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Only this time the devil is a little less self-aware. He is a devil deceived by another devil, an instance of the blind leading the blind.

As in the oldest of biblical traditions, the central discussion of the film, the fall itself, is sexual. The film begins almost immediately with th...


Syrian Army takes control of oilfields "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oilfields and a natural gas-processing plant southeast of the Deir-ez-Zor airbase have come under the control of the Syrian Army, RIA Novosti reports.

It was also reported, that advance detachments of the Syrian Army have taken control of the strategically-important hills near the Karrum Mountain ridge to the southeast of the Deir ez-Zor air force base. An RT contributor on scene confirmed the information.

WATCH MORE: Syrian army secures full control of key highway linking Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra

The terrorists are resisting fiercely, bombarding the advanced detachments of the Syrian Army with mortars, heavy machine guns and sniper rifles, RIA Novosti reports.

The artillery of the Syrian Army is destroying the firing positions of Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), supporting the advancement of the army and allied forces to Deir ez-Zor.

Last week the Syrian Army, supported by Russian forces from the air, finally managed to break the siege of an important airbase, Deir ez-Zor, retaking it from IS.

On September 9, following a massive airstrike by the Russian Air Force, Syrian government forces overcame the fierce resistance of ISIL terrorists in the area surrounding an airfield to the southeast of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian ministry said in a statement.

Syrian state TV reported that the Teym oilfield was recaptured from IS. This eastern part of Syria is an oil-rich area. IS ammunition warehouses were identified by the Syrian Air Force during the operation, Syrian Army General Ahmad Sulaiman told RT, saying that the military also listened in to meetings in which the terrorists planned attacks inside and around Deir ez-Zor.

With the help of Russian air power, the Syrian Air Force struck these places ahead of the arrival of Syrian government troops. This weakened ISILs ability to attack and to call in reinforcements from Raqqa and Palmyra, the Syrian Army commander said.

In June, IS controlled around a quarter of the country. In the past three months, IS has lost around half of those territories, however. It still partly holds territories near Hama and Homs in western Syria.

Some 40 IS terrorists, including the so-called emir of Deir ez-Zor, were killed as Russian warplanes struck and wiped out an underground...


Bernie Sanders In 1987: Single-Payer Would Bankrupt The Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Single-payer health care is the newest buzzword for progressive democrats looking to appeal to their bases. A topic too scandalous to even be addressed prior to this peculiar time, it is now something many members of Congress have stepped forward to support.

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders released his latest concoction of a bill, given the name Medicare for All, which demands an immense government expansion to cover healthcare for the entire U.S. population. Not only does Sanders bill demand an increase in the federal government, it also requires an exponential tax increase, as taxpayers will have to pay for the new Medicare system.

Our national debt is at an unsanctionable high, and fiscally responsible decisions are needed to halt any further increases to the debt crisis. Yet last week, President Trump struck a tax deal with the Democratic caucus, agreeing with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi on a debt ceiling increase. In so doing, the president bypassed his leadership, failed to acknowledge Speaker Ryans critique of the proposal, and agreed to a proposal that will continue to increase the nations debt.

Single-Payer Health Care Has Gone Mainstream

While President Trump was working on that debt ceiling increase, Sanders was proposing his bill, which would be another huge fiscally irresponsible decision, while surrounded by fellow Democratic congressmen.

Instead of wasting hundreds of billions of dollars trying to administer an enormously complicated system of hundreds of separate insurance plans, there would be one insurance plan for the American people with one single payer, Sanders argued.

Sixteen Democratic senators have supported Sanders bill, along with prominent members Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York, and Kamala Harris of California.

Although these Democrats are eager to sign on to Medicare For All, there are still many within Congress who are hesitant.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland stated that Theres the political issue, but theres also the issue about how you make sure there will be adequate resources put into health care.

In a statement Tuesday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said, I am skeptical that single-payer is the right solution, but I believe that the Senate should carefully consider all of the options through regular order so that we can fully understand the impacts of these ideas on both our people and our economy.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein...


RFK Jr. calls for extradition of Poul Thorsen to face criminal scientific misconduct charges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul Thorsen so he can face up to his numerous crimes. In a statement, RFK Jr declared, "World Mercury Project calls upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite Thorsen back to the U.S. to face prosecution. We also call upon Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to retract the Thorsen-affiliated autism research papers that are the fruit of illegally conducted research." What has World Mercury Project (WMP) uncovered? In addition to evidence of criminal activity, new findings by WMP show that Thorsen and his team never obtained permission from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to do their studies, published in 2002 by the New England Journal of Medicine and in 2003 by the journal Pediatrics. As WMP explains, this alone detracts from the validity of their research, but to make matters worse, records indicate that the CDC was complicit in covering up this little "mistake." According to the WMP report, CDC staff realized that no IRB approval had ever been granted for Thorsen's research, but the error was simply ignored and the studies were never retracted. Freedom of Information Act documents show that supervisors at the CDC looked the other way and actively tried to conceal what transpired.


Bad & Good News on North Korea, Obama Wiretapped Trump, Economic Update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bad & Good News on North Korea, Obama Wiretapped Trump, Economic Update by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog There is bad news and good news about the tensions between North Korea and the U.S. First, the bad news. President Trump...

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Why Melania Trump Should Visit Earthquake Victims In Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mexico City was ravaged by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake earlier this week, killing at least 274 people and reducing many of its buildings to rubble. The deadly tremors follow just a week after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck in southern Mexico, killing at least 60. Melania Trump should visit Mexico and lend support to the victims and rescue workers who are working around the clock to pull survivors from the ruins. Her presence would take a step towards mending relations between Mexico and the United States while giving the first lady a chance to assert herself as her own woman.

Tensions between the United States and Mexico have been escalating over the past two years as Donald Trump campaigned (and won) on a promise to make Mexico pay for a wall along the border between the two countries, a promise that has made relations rocky.Tougher immigration policies under the current administration have also upset the Mexican government.

On Tuesday, President Trump addressed the people of Mexico by tweeting: We are with you and will be there for you.

Many criticized President Trump for responding quickly to the disaster in Mexico City after it took him several days to reach out to Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto after the more powerful earthquake shook the country earlier this month. President Trump explained the delay was due to Neitos spotty cell service in the mountains surrounding the region affected by the first, and larger earthquake.

A visit from the First Lady could do a lot to patch things up between the two countries, as Melania is not as polarizing a figure as her husband. She doesnt dictate foreign policy, but she can be a powerful force to aid those in need. Her presence would draw much attention to the plight of the Mexican people, who require financial support and foreign aid to rebuild their lives.

In the United States, the first ladys favorability has been surging the past couple of months. A new CNN poll found that Melania is the...


Get Out Of Your House To Enjoy Some Crazy Fair Food "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fall is here, on the calendar if not outside, which means its time for state fairs and their crazy foods. Alongside the typical corn dog, turkey leg, pretzels, and beer, you can also find crazy fried contraptions and unique drinks to match. They say everythings bigger in Texas. That also applies to the fantastic fair food.

The Texas State Fair runs in Dallas every fall beginning at the end of September. Within the fairgrounds lies The Cotton Bowl, one of college footballs most historic stadiums, and the site of the annual Texas versus Oklahoma football game. Dallas, nearly equidistant between the schools campuses in Austin and Norman, has hosted the Red River Showdown for more than a century.

As a college student in the late 90s I would go each October up to the game, which takes place sandwiched between concerts, exhibitions, amusement park rides, and food stalls at the fair. Before the game we would go to the fair, drink some beer, enjoy a ride on the giant Ferris wheel, and chow down on some seriously unhealthy food, because what better way to prepare for a big game then by binging on bad food and beer!

My favorite has always been deep-fried Oreos, but a couple of this years offerings could be even better. Here are highlights from the list of crazy foods available at the Texas State Fair this year.

Deep-Fried Froot Loops

Yes, thats right, Breakfast of Champions has a new definition. Your favorite childhood cereal is folded into whipped marshmallow, dipped in a creamy batter, fried to a golden brown, and then topped with a drizzle of glaze and powdered sugar. Oh yeah!

The Tamale Donut



Emir of Deir ez-Zor among ISIS commanders killed in bunker by Russian airstrike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some 40 Islamic State terrorists, including the so-called emir of Deir ez-Zor are said to have been killed as Russian warplanes struck and wiped out an underground command center and communication unit near the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russias Su-34 and Su-35 fighter jets scrambled from Khmeimim Air Base in Syrias Latakia province hit a high-profile gathering of Islamic States (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) field commanders on September 5, the ministry said. It noted that the Russian Air Force was acting upon the intelligence it received from several sources indicating that a meeting of senior IS militants was about to take place in one of the underground command centers on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.

The militants were set to discuss ways to fend off the offensive by the Syrian forces, which were making rapid gains toward the city, which had been besieged by IS for three years.

As result of the airstrike at least 40 IS members, including four field commanders, were killed on the spot. An underground command center and terrorist communication hub were destroyed.

The effective actions of the Russian Air Force speeded up the lifting of a siege from the city of Deir ez-Zor and allowed the Syrian troops to begin liberating the city, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Among the senior militants killed is internationally wanted Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali (also known as Tirad Al-Jarba), the self-proclaimed emir of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that the militants death has been confirmed.    


Al-Shimali, an Iraqi-born Saudi citizen and a former Al-Qaeda member, pledged his allegiance to ISIS in 2015 and later became notorious for being the one in charge of smuggling foreign fighters into its territory.

In 2015, the US State Department offered a bounty of up to $5 million for information leading to al-Shimalis capture and arrest, while describing him a key leader in ISILs Immigration and Logistics Committee coordinating smuggling activities, financial transfers, and the movement of supplies into Syria and Iraq from Europe, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Apart from smuggling recruits into Syria, al-Shimali was also believed by several European intelligence agencies to be involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks, the ministry added. French investigators had previously determined, according to media reports, that at least three of the att...


Man Gets Death Threats for Criticizing Police After Cops Encouraged People to Harass Him "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

restaurantA restaurant owner who called out St. Louis police for tear-gassing his customers is now receiving death threats from "Blue Lives Matter" supporters.


Massive blow to Panathinaikos FC after owner Alafouzos announces his departure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Panathinaikos owner Yiannis Alafouzos announced on Thursday he is leaving the club and is asking for any wealthy members of the Greens fan base to take over in this difficult moment for the biggest soccer club in Greeces capital. The 60-year-old shipping and media magnate, the clubs major shareholder, has decided to end his association

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Volkswagen pollution stopped by Greenpeace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from England says about itself:

VW port at KENT stormed by GREENPEACE Activists

21 September 2017

Greenpeace at Port of Sheerness in Kent, Thursday, to point at the import of Volkswagen diesel vehicles from Germany.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Delivery denied

Friday 22nd September 2017

Greenpeace activists block shipment of thousands of polluting VW motors

A CARGO ship carrying thousands of Volkswagen diesel-fuelled cars to Britain was forced to sail to another port yesterday after it was seized by environmental activists.

Around 25 protesters used kayaks and boats to reach the 23,000-ton car carrier in Sheerness Port in Kent at around 8.30am, environmental group Greenpeace said.

They climbed the ship and hung from the 27m-high unloading door, vowing to remain until Volkswagen takes its toxic cars back to Germany.

The ship turned around and sailed to Margate with the protesters still hanging on, according to the charity.

It was revealed in 2015 that Volkswagen had deliberately set its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests while in the lab, keeping pollution to its stated limits, but then spewing out up to 40 times as much filth during real-world driving.

It affected 1.2 million...


Ethane Hype has Reached a New Level in West Virginia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Where did the 100,000 jobs and the $36 billion investment figures come from? Despite what Wheelings papers tell you, it wasnt a WVU study

From the Blog entitled The Wheeling Alternative, Internet Blog, September 2, 2017

On Wednesday, the top-of-the-front-page headline in both Wheeling papers highlighted what looked to be an important story for the Ohio Valley:

>>>Ethane Storage Could Bring 100,000 Jobs

The sub-headline further explained:

>>> WVU study looks at possible $36B investment

And here is the storys lead paragraph about a just-released WVU study:

>>> West Virginia University researchers believe a Marcellus and Utica shale ethane storage hub could help create $36 billion in investment and more than 100,000 permanent jobs some of which could occur at industrial sites left behind by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Weirton Steel and Ormet Corp.

100,000 jobs? Thats a lot of job creation. Investment of $36 billion? If the reporting is correct, the study certainly looks good for the tri-state region. Unfortunately for the Ohio Valley, the WVU study doesnt mention any of the above. The reporter, Casey Junkins, who last year misrepresented a study on the retraining of coal miners to draw an opposite conclusion, once again makes claims for findings that are not in the study.

Here is a link to WVUs Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium which then links to the WVU study as a PDF. The study is very technical and science-oriented. Fortunately, a PDF program that can open the study will usually have a search feature which will look for specific words or phrases. So if you open the study, try jobs or investment. You should get the same results that I did both will be highlighted only once in the 181 page document and both are in the same sentence:

>>> In the United States, petrochemical projects are expanding. Industry investment and jobs have increased; the value of NGLs has increased; and fractionation capacity has increased as new processing plants come on line.

Thats it there are no other references to job creation or investment in the study.

But if its not in the study, where did the headlines $36 billion in investment and 100,000 jobs come from? With a little research I found both figures side-by-side in a different st...


Trump: 'Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump early Friday called reports of Kremlin-linked groups buying Facebook ads to sway the 2016 election part of a "Russia hoax.""The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media...


Review: Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble in Bristol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



By Elfyn Griffith, September 12, 2017

Do you like John Coltrane? asks Gilad Atzmon with an ironic smile after he and his band The Orient House Ensemble have opened tonight with a beautiful cover of Duke Ellingtons In A Sentimental Mood, Atzmons clarinet soaring deliciously above the melody, like Coltranes in the original.

Describing tonight as Coltrane light this constantly touring sax supremo who the Guardian once described as the hardest-gigging man in British jazz and his excellent band pay homage to one of the greatest jazzmen of all time with The Spirit of Trane.

John Coltrane, who died 50 years ago, was the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history, and while the sonic power of his music can never be overlooked his experimentalism confused some jazz audiences back in the day. As Atzmon says, he once emptied a gig in London in just seven minutes. No chance of that tonight though, as this is over ten minutes into tonights set and the warmth and feel that this amusing, supremely gifted and controversial figure gives to Coltranes sound is infectious.

Atzmon is an exiled Israeli and political activist who has courted controversy with articles and books about the injustices in the Middle East, but his philosophy and music has always sought to surmount boundaries and barriers and encompass different cultures. His band are named after the former East Jerusalem HQ of the PLO, Orient House. Hes also played with many people outside the jazz lexicon such as Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Pink Floyd to name but two.

Amid the lovely renditions of Coltranes material tonight, Atzmons natural comic talent comes to the fore, whether its joking with his drummer the versatile Enzo Zirilli about Brexit or about his own prostate problems, and how the bass clarinet could come in handy as a stage toilet (!), his big character comes to the fore.

And speaking of big characters, the huge frame of double bassist Yaron Stavi, concentration etched on his features as he strolls the strings of his bass with feeling, is a delight. As are the quite astounding touches and flourishes of pianist Frank Harrison. This is a gifted, tight unit, whove been together for a long time and flow and comp...


Automating Steps in the Security Process is Critical to Defeat Todays Relentless and Complex Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I often talk about automation in my articles and it's a hot topic in general a quick Google search reveals more than 100 million results for security automation. Given the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals, and the volume and velocity of increasingly sophisticated threats we all have to deal with, humans can't go it alone. Automation helps get more from the people you have handling time-intensive manual tasks so they can focus on high-value, analytical activities. But the catch with automation is that it has to be applied at the right time in the security lifecycle in order to be effective.

You've likely heard the phrase: "dirty data in, dirty data out." Jumping to the end of the security lifecycle and using automation to take action like automating playbooks and automatically sending the latest intelligence to your sensor grid (firewalls, IPS/IDS, routers, web and email security, endpoint, etc.) can backfire. Without first aggregating, scoring and prioritizing intelligence you can actually exacerbate the dirty data problem.

[...] But with the sheer volume of threat data continuing to climb at a staggering rate, we need to start with the threat automating how we gather, score and prioritize threat intelligence. Otherwise we're just amplifying the noise, wasting precious resources and hampering security and that's the dirty secret.

Filter first, not last.

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Pepe Escobar: Trump and the art of unraveling the Iran deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Contrary to a barrage of spin, the P5+1 meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to assess implementation of the Iran nuclear deal did not go especially well, as diplomats confirmed to Asia Times. US secretary of state Rex Tillerson was forced to concede Tehran is abiding by the deal. But once again he hammered the new US meme - now it's about Iran not fulfilling "expectations." At a tense table, Tillerson - for the first time - met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. At least the spin was not explosive. "There was no yelling," he said later. "We didn't throw shoes at one another. It was not an angry tone at all." EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini - not exactly the brightest bulb in the room - was compelled to stress there was no doubt the deal was being respected. She even warned, "all member states are considered to be bound by its implementation. The international community cannot afford to dismantle an agreement that is working and delivering."


Reviving a $25 Generator "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Jennies Garage] found a used and abused inverter based generator in the clearance section of his local home improvement store. The generator had been returned on a warranty claim and was deemed uneconomical to fix. Originally $799, [Jennies Garage] picked it up for just $25. He documented his quest to get the device running with a trio of videos.

The generator had spark, but didnt want to fire. The only obvious problem was the fact that the machine had been overfilled with oil. There was little or no compression, but that is not uncommon with modern small engines many of them have a compression release mechanism which makes them easier to start.

With all the obvious problems eliminated, the only thing left to do was tear into the engine and figure out what was wrong. Sure enough, it was a compression issue. The overfull oil condition had forced engine oil up around the piston rings, causing them to stick, and snapping one of the rings. The cylinder bore was still in good shape though, so all the engine needed was a new set of rings.

Thats when the problems started. At first, the manufacturer couldnt find the rings in their computer system. Then they found them but the rings would take two weeks to ship. [Jennies Garage] isnt the patient type though. He looked up the piston manufacturer in China. They would be happy to ship him complete pistons but the minimum order quantity was 5000. Then he started cross-referencing pistons from other engines and found a close match from a 1960s era 90cc motorcycle. Ironically, its easier to obtain piston rings for an old motorcycle than it is to find them for a late model generator.

The Honda rings werent perfect the two compression rings needed to be ground down about 1/2 a millimeter. The oil ring was a bit too thick, but thankfully the original oil ring was still in good shape.

Once the frankenpiston was assembled, it was time to put the repair to the test. [Jennies Garage] reassembled the generator, guessing at the torque specs he didnt have. The surgery was a complete success. The generator ran perfectly, and lit up the night at the [Jennies Garage] cabin.

If youre low on gas, no problem. Did you know you can run a generator on soda? Want to keep an eye on your remote generator? Check out this generator monitor project.



The secret life of Antifa professor Mike Isaacson: smothering/choking/mummification fetishes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mike Isaacson is a 29-year-old adjunct professor at CUNYs John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mike Isaacson is also a communist, an advocate of violence and an Antifa domestic terrorist who, in a tweet on August 23, 2017, mockingly said Continue reading


Zucks Political Awakening? Not So Fast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Facebook CEO points to last years primaries as the moment he had a political awakening. But do his actionsand wordsreflect that?

Since January, weve seen story after story offer speculation about whether Mark Zuckerberg will make a bid for the presidency. It wont surprise you, then, that a Bloomberg profile of the Facebook CEO published Thursday spilled a lot of ink on Zuckerbergs politicking. One thing we learned was that his political awakening, as the story calls it, only took root in early 2016.

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From Bodegas Apology To Working Smarter: This Weeks Top Leadership Stories "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This weeks top stories take a close look at Bodegas recent apology and consider a few habits you can adopt to work smarter, not harder.

This week, one contributor teased out some lessons from the apology that Bodega cofounder Paul McDonald posted on Medium after the recent uproar. We also picked up some skills for how to be more efficient in your work life, as well as a reading list courtesy of Microsofts Satya Nadella.

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Massive Viacom Data Exposed Through Amazon Web Services "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

Database on Amazon Web Services Containing Sensitive Data of Viacom

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Playing With Triggers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whenever we read an account of the beginning of WWI its necessary for the historian to first lay out the landscape of interlocking defense treaties that turned Europe into a sort of Venn diagram of fantasy militarism. To me, its a reminder of the great Avalon Hill game Diplomacy which we played in my high school Military History Club (AKA: D&D club) everyone secretly negotiating with everyone else against everyone else. For Europe, the results were grim, and I neednt go into them.

Theres a quip that I believe is attributed to Voltaire, which goes something like: once the leaders begin secret diplomacy, it always ends in tyranny. Its not a hard and fast rule but there are several reasons that make it a good observation; first: when leaders negotiate behind each others backs it becomes much easier for them to make the same promise to competing interests and, second: when leaders can work in secret, the will of the people is irrelevant and its the first step toward autocracy. Voltaire, having dealt with French kings, knew a thing or two about autocracy and would not have been in the least bit surprised by the folly of WWI. Of Louis XIVs invasion of the Palatinate in 1689, Voltaire wrote:

If the king had witnessed this spectacle, he would have put out the flames himself. He signed the destruction of an entire country in his palace at Versailles, in the midst of pleasures, because he saw in that order nothing but his power and the unfortunate law of war; but had he been there, he would have seen nothing but its horror. [gay, 113]

The rulers of Europe had to make agonizing (and secret) decisions which treaties they were going to uphold, and which they were going to break decisions that cost millions of lives. Then, once they had sorted that all out, they went and did the same thing again 30 years later; leaders are surprisingly slow learners. Its especially bad when the diplomacy, as all diplomacy ultimately seems to be, involves wars. When Germany invaded Belgium in WWI, Britain had to declare war against them based on a treaty signed in 1839; treaties like that are established as hedges against aggression thats their entire value: in 1914 the Germans assumed Britain would renege on its obligations and let them traverse through and attack France unimpeded. I see these treaties as odd especially if kept secret because the only rational reason to make them is for their deterrent value, and a secret deterrent isnt much of a deterrent. As Doctor Strangelove says:

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Global Action Keeping Famine at Bay But Failing to Prevent Suffering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General Antnio Guterres on 21 September warned.

In the western desert town of Dinsoor, Somalia, newly arrived drought victims receive food supplies delivered by the UNs World Food Program (WFP). Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images Reportage | Source: UN News Centre

To keep famine at bay doesnt mean to keep suffering at bay, Guterres said at a high-level event on famine prevention and response, organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Bank.

So, millions and millions of people suffer, millions and millions of people are not food secure, and we have people dying at this very moment, he added.

The Secretary-General noted that since the call for action was issued in February, 60 per cent of the $4.9 billion required to cover urgent humanitarian operations has been received.

Humanitarian agencies and their partners are reaching close to 30 million people each month with life-saving food, livelihood support, health, water and sanitation and nutrition assistance, he added.

However, in each of the four countr...


NZ Pipeline Crisis Update: The Evidence Mounts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following Uncensoreds suspicions about the cause of the damage to the Marsden Point pipeline damage, the MSM is finally following the money! The case is growing that it was a digger driver who was trying to pull something out of a swamp that ruptured a pipeline and caused Auckland airports fuel shortage. Refining New []

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China Is Preparing to Attack Its Asian Neighbors in Order to Save Its Collapsing Currency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



With this stunning new development, China is obviously preparing to invade its Asian neighbors for their resources to fuel their industrical explansion in order to stave off the collapse of their paper currency.

With this stunning new development, China is obviously preparing to invade its Asian neighbors for their resources to fuel their industrical explansion in order to stave off the collapse of their paper currency.



Alleged Police Encounter in Haryanas Nuh Is Part of Larger Pattern, Finds Fact-Finding Commission "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A team from the Citizens Against Hate collective has documented 11 other alleged police encounters in the region.

The fact-finding committee with Munfaid's father. Courtesy: Citizens Against Hate

The fact-finding committee with Munfaids father. Courtesy: Citizens Against Hate

New Delhi: A fact-finding team looking into the death of 30-year-old Munfaid in an alleged police encounter has not just said that the police is trying to cover up the details of the case, but also that as many as 11 police encounter cases with 15 victims, all Muslim men have been identified in the area since 2010. Munfaid was killed on September 16.

Munfaid had been accused in a rape case and was frequently called by the police to do some work for them, promising to dismiss the case in return, his family has said. On the night before his death, he reportedly told his father and father-in-law that the police had asked him to come Rewari to meet them for some work. His family encouraged him to go, they told the fact-finding team from the Citizens Against Hate collective, hoping the police would stop harassing them. Munfaid mentioned the names of four Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) officers he was going to meet Vikrant, Shakti Singh, Satish and Siddharth. The next day, the family was told that Munfaid had been killed.

According to the team, residents of village Rozkemeo said that Munfaid wasnt alone when he was killed he was accompanied by three friends, who saw him get shot by the police and then fled the scene fearing for their own lives. They have not given...


Instagram automatically made an ad that said I will rape you "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Another day, another scandal involving digital ad platforms. Todays entry comes from Instagram, which made an advertisement of a Guardian reporters post that documented a threatening email she received. The message said, among other things, I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore! The reporter, Olivia Solon, discovered the ad when it

Another day, another scandal involving digital ad platforms. Todays entry comes from Instagram, which made an advertisement of a Guardian reporters post that documented a threatening email she received. The message said, among other things, I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!

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United with Russia: Chinese FM Wang Yi tells UN General Assembly "aggression is not in the Chinese genes" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was a serendipitous occasion that while the order of speakers at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly is chosen at random, that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak directly after his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavov. This gave the world the opportunity to see just how united Russia and China are on the most important elements of modern geo-political affairs and peace keeping issues. Foreign Minister Wang opened his speech by praising the role of the United Nations for preventing full-scale wars which dominated the first half of the 20th century. He then praised the development of the multi-polar world which he characterised as the domineering force in modern global cooperation.


Survivors of spycop abuse hit out at official inquiry as two years pass with little progress "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday, 13 women who were deceived into intimate sexual relationships with undercover policemen over a period spanning nearly 30 years wrote to the Home Secretary to raise concerns about the progress and recent direction of the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing. The women noted that, two years into the Inquiry, the names of the 1,000-plus groups spied []


High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Aaron Kesel, Activist Post
Waking Times

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied i...


Samantha Power and Susan Rice Are a Deep State Distraction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




Samantha Power and Susan Rice are singing a duet, the duet of Deep State distraction. We have heard this same song for 20 year. It is nothing new, except now, it is a Deep State distraction as to to how far the Police State Surveillance Grid has advanced.

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On the eve of the German elections, Alternative fr Deutschland prevails on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Populist parties have a higher capacity to exploit digital arenas to boost and propagate their slogans and influence the political agenda. This should not be underestimated by mainstream political forces.

lead Election poster of (Alternative for Germany, AfD) party in the district of Lichtenberg in Berlin, Germany on September 15, 2017. NurPhote/Press Association. All rights reserved.It is a bit puzzling how, after a year in which populist forces have threatened the political order of countries all over Europe, Germany so far has managed to have itself a normal many would say boring electoral campaign.

Angela Merkels Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is likely to be the largest party in the new Bundestag, as polls show its likely share of vote to be between 36% and 37%, at least 15 or so points ahead of Martin Schulzs Social Democratic Party (SPD). However, given Germany has a proportional system, the CDU will most likely be unable to govern by itself, so all eyes are on the battle for the third place, which will have an effect on which party will be Merkels coalition partner.

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), with its eurosceptic and anti-immigration programme, will most probably win parliamentary seats for the first time. This will perhaps be the most important development of this election. Moreover, according to the latest polls AfD is leading the race within the race for the third place with 11-12%, maintaining a slight lead over its main competitors the Left Party (Die Linke), the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and the Green Party all lagging behind at 7% to 10%.

Recently in Europe we have witnessed a steep rise in so-called populist parties, alongside with a significant wave of innovation in political communication, especially in times of electoral campaigning. When new political actors walk into the scene, they often show innovative communication strategies, such as the widespread use of online channels, a highly engaged network of supporters, and a general inclination towards negat...


Air Force cadet praised for his work with rape prevention programs charged with sexually assaulting man "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Air Force Academy cadet, praised for his work with rape prevention programs, could be court martialled and jailed for up to 20 years if convicted of sexually assaulting another man. Prosecutors told the court Wednesday that senior cadet Steven Fox sexually assaulted another man he took as a date to an academy dance in 2015. It's alleged that Fox penetrated the Colorado Springs man with his finger before rubbing against him for sexual gratification, The Gazette reports. Fox's defense say that the cadet's actions were consensual and that he and the alleged victim, a student at the University of Colorado, were dating at the time. This is the first case of its kind for the academy since the military lifted its ban on gay people serving in the armed forces in 2011. Until then any homosexual acts involving a serving member could have resulted in a court martial.

US Air Force cadet, praised for his work with rape prevention programs, charged with sexually assaulting man "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Air Force Academy cadet, praised for his work with rape prevention programs, could be court martialled and jailed for up to 20 years if convicted of sexually assaulting another man. Prosecutors told the court Wednesday that senior cadet Steven Fox sexually assaulted another man he took as a date to an academy dance in 2015. It's alleged that Fox penetrated the Colorado Springs man with his finger before rubbing against him for sexual gratification, The Gazette reports. Fox's defense say that the cadet's actions were consensual and that he and the alleged victim, a student at the University of Colorado, were dating at the time. This is the first case of its kind for the academy since the military lifted its ban on gay people serving in the armed forces in 2011. Until then any homosexual acts involving a serving member could have resulted in a court martial.


Did Yellen Push The Envelope Too Far? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Theresa May's European Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make a historic speech on the post-Exit relationship between the UK and EU. Of all the places to make such an important and profound speech the choice of Italy, home to one of the most powerful (and deeply corrupted) Christian religions in human history, alongside its peculiar relationship and history with Mussolini's Fascists and the organised crime syndicate of the Mafia is a flamboyant if not very strange and disturbing choice. It was also strange regarding the surprise announcement from 10 Downing Street (during the tussle over the Foreign Secretary's piece in the Daily Telegraph preceded the day before by the Parsons Green terror attack...


Facebook reaches agreement with Congress to release ads purchased by Russian agency during 2016 election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook has reached agreement with the US Congress to release the ads purchased by a Russian agency during the 2016 presidential campaign, the social network said in a statement. "After an extensive legal and policy review, we've concluded that sharing the ads we've discovered with Congress, in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information, will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election," Facebook said in its blog. "We want to do our part," the company said, adding that "Congress is best place to use the information we and others provide." In a separate statement, Facebook co-founder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is "actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference."


A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage*

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 2017 (IPS) In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States President Donald Trump touted an America First approach at the very institution that is meant to inspire collaboration between nations.

Donald J. Trump. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak

During his 45-minute speech, President Trump praised national sovereignty, referencing the concept a whopping 21 times.

Our governments first duty is to its people, to our citizens to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values, he told world leaders.

As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first.

But in a global world that relies on each other on issues such as economic growth and environmental protection, can a me first approach work?Peace Actions Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs Paul Kawika Martin says no.

To say one country first over the other certainly is not going to deal with these issues, he told IPS.

Though the President highlighted the need to work together to confront those who threaten the world with chaos, turmoil, and terror, his actions seem to imply otherwise.

Starting with withdrawing from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement to tackle global emissions to threatening funding cuts to not only the UN but also to its own State Department which handles diplomacy and foreign assi...

Australias First Vaccine Magazine To Be Launched In September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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What Can America Learn from the Vietnam War? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ten years ago, when Ken Burns and Lynn Novick started working on their epic documentary about Americas war in Vietnam, that conflict could still rouse bitter passions as evidenced by the swift boating of Vietnam vet John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.

Now, in 2017, as viewers turn from Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow to the shared experience of this ten-part film series, can an unsparing look at a historical tragedy have the unifying power that Burns originally thought it might?

The Vietnam War, not unlike Burns and Novicks Civil War documentary, which was watched by over 40 million Americans, is an event that transcends its time.

In this weeks WhoWhatWhy podcast, Jeff Schechtman talks to Washington Post opinion writer Alyssa Rosenberg, who covered Burns and Novick and The Vietnam War project for over five years. She had broad access during the making of the documentary and has written extensively about it.

Schechtman and Rosenberg talk about whether the lessons of history have value in a time of alternative facts. Can the convergence of movie and moment help America survive its current divisions, as the series shows we survived another time of deep discord? And will it help young Americans, who know little if anything about the Vietnam war, to better understand their country?

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Is Casual Sex as Fulfilling as imagined? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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by Mark Regnerus

Sarah is 32 years old and recently moved to Texas from New York, looking for a new startin more ways than one.

Brooklyn had grown too expensive for her hipster pocketbook. A relationship she had hoped would blossom and mature there had instead withered. So to Austin she came, hoping she could improve upon her modest $22,000 annual earnings the previous year.

Her most recent sexual partnerDanielwas not actually a relationship per se. He was not the reason she moved. Rather, he was a 23-year-old American she had met in China four years before during a three-week language immersion program.

The acquaintance and the sex were not that unusual for her, historically: I meet people in strange places. It just happens.



The Truman Papers: The Truth About Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why our own military leaders used the 38th parallel. Find out why!


Electric Cars, Open Source Summit, and Linux Server Innovation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Electric Cars, Open Source Summit, and Linux Server Innovation


Astonishing Updates on the Potential Alien Body Unearthed in Nazca, Peru. Unlike Anything Weve Ever Found "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
Waking Times

Why are we calling this a potential alien body? Because thats exactly what it could be. So far, DNA testing has shown us a species unlike anything found in the fossil record.

Back in June of 2017 an announcement was made publicly about a new mummy that was unearthed in Nazca Peru that began showing incredible signs of being a species we have not yet found. Now, new bodies have been revealed and they are proving to be highly interesting as well.

Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered. . . . We are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time. . . . I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.

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There are hundreds of high-ranking people, like Mitchell, who have argued this. On top of that, weve had the official declassification of hundreds of thousands of government documents, via the Freedom of Information Act, showing decades of military encounters with unidentified flying objects, travelling at speeds and performing maneuvers no known aircraft can. And all of this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this topic.

For more information on that, feel free to visit the exopolitics section of our website.

If you havent already heard, recently released information and footage regarding the discovery of multiple mummified bodies. They are humanoid, and have three fingers and three toes on each hand, with a distinctly different shape of...


Empire of madness: fiddling through the smoke in 2025 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The year is 2025, and the war on terror rages on as does the increasing extremity of the planet's weather.

Sep 15, 2017; Bonita Springs, FL, USA; Louis Sarangi pushes a boat out of the flood waters along Pawley Avenue in Bonita Springs five days after Hurricane Irma. USA TODAY Network/PA Images. All rights reserved.Its January 2025, and within days of entering the Oval Office, a new president already faces his first full-scale crisis abroad. Twenty-four years after it began, the war on terror, from the Philippines to Nigeria, rages on. In 2024 alone, the U.S. launched repeated air strikes on 15 nations (or, in a number of cases, former nations), including the Philippines, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, the former Iraq, the former Syria, Kurdistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, and Nigeria.

In the weeks before his inauguration, a series of events roiled the Greater Middle East and Africa. Drone strikes and raids by U.S. Special Operations forces in Saudi Arabia against both Shiite rebels and militants from the Global Islamic State killed scores of civilians, including children. They left that increasingly destabilized kingdom in an uproar, intensified the unpopularity of its young king, and led to the withdrawal of the Saudi ambassador from Washington. In Mali, dressed in police uniforms and riding on motorcycles, three Islamic militants from the Front Azawad, which now controls the upper third of the country, gained entry to a recently established joint U.S.-French military base and blew themselves up, killing two American Green Berets, three American contractors, and two French soldiers, while wounding several members of Malis presidential guard. In Iraq, as 2024 ended, the city of Tal Afar already liberated twice since the 2003 invasion of that country, first by American troops in 2005 and then by American-backed Iraqi troops ...


A Woodsrunner's Diary: My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written F... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Woodsrunner's Diary: My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written F...: Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow. eBook. Title: Primitive Fire lighting. ID: 9784776 Category: History De...


The New Monopolists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While innovations in information technology have transformed how people live, work, and connect, the IT industry's growth pattern has contributed to a widening gap between rich and poor. Addressing it will require new taxation schemes and modernization of antitrust legislation.


Have we lost our way in war? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By David Swanson, September 21, 2017, Lets Try Democracy.

Opening debate remarks at the University of Pennsylvania on September 21, 2017, on the following proposition: Are Americas wars in Syria and Afghanistan just and necessary or have we lost our way in the use of military force, including drone weaponry, in conducting US foreign policy?

Wow, Ive already gotten more applause than Trump got for his whole speech at the UN.

U.S. wars and bombings in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and the Philippines, and threats to North Korea are unjust, unnecessary, immoral, illegal, extremely costly in several ways, and counterproductive on their own terms.

The idea of a just war comes down to us over some 1600 years from people whose worldview we share in almost no other way. Just war criteria come in three types: non-empirical, impossible, and amoral.

The Non-Empirical Criteria: A just war is supposed to have the right intention, a just cause, and proportionality. But these are devices of rhetoric. When your government says bombing a building where ISIS stashes money justifies killing up to 50 people, theres no agreed upon, empirical means to reply No, only 49, or only 6, or up to 4,097 people can be justly killed. Identifying a governments intention is far from simple, and attaching a just cause like ending slavery to a war doesnt make that cause inherent to that war. Slavery can be ended in many ways, while no war has ever been fought for a single reason. If Myanmar had more oil wed be hearing about genocide prevention as a just cause for invading, and no doubt worsening, the crisis.

The Impossible Criteria: A just war is supposed to be a last resort, have a reasonable prospect of success, keep noncombatants immune from attack, respect enemy soldiers as human beings, and treat prisoners of war as noncombatants. None of these things are even possible. To call something a last resort is in reality merely to claim it is the best idea you have, not the only idea you have. There are always other ideas that anyone can think of. Every time we urgently need to bomb Iran or were all going t...


Merkel's Muslim mob chanting "Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight on your own". "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Merkels Germany... Islamozanis march through the streets: Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come on out & fight on your own#RoshHashanah Amy Mek (@AmyMek) September 20, 2017


Don Quijones: It Gets Ugly in Catalonia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Madrids crackdown is increasing support for independence in Catalonia among those who previously had little interest in such an outcome.


Heterogeneous Memory Management Made It For Linux 4.14 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While busy covering the many new features of Linux 4.14, one important change slipped by that I have long been waiting to see merged: Heterogeneous Memory Management...


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Image: BREAKING: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen to face charges of criminal scientific misconduct

(Natural News) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. Read More


Prayer and Meditation for Saturday, September 23, 2017 Eternity and Unapproachable Light "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Lectionary: 448

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Reading 1 1 TM 6:13-16

I charge you before God, who gives life to all things,
and before Christ Jesus,
who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate
for the noble confession,
to keep the commandment without stain or reproach
until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ
that the blessed and only ruler
will make manifest at the proper time,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light,
and whom no human being has seen or can see.
To him be honor and eternal power. Amen.


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Responsorial Psalm PS 100:1B-2, 3, 4, 5

R. (2) Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
Sing joyfully to the LORD all you lands;
serve the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
Know that the LORD is God;
he made us, his we are;
his people, the flock he tends.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him; bless his name.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
For he is good:
the LORD, whose kindness endures forever,
and his faithfulness, to all generations.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.



Cory Bernardi takes out the #GoldKenny @Qldaah #auspol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One Tweet to bind them all. The weekly Gold Kenny has been awarded by Mike Carlton to Cory Bernardi for his outstanding fundraising abilities. But there can only be one winner. For this truly spectacular own goal, it's Cory 'The Tory' Bernardi ! #goldkenny Mike Carlton (@MikeCarlton01) September 22, 2017 Cory Bernardi [seen here in this []

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Justin Luke - Author: Majority: In the hundred years or so before Christ, the slaves in the Roman Empire revolted several times. You might remember Kirk Douglas as Sparta...


Fake News Article Accusing Drudge Report Of Being A Pipeline For The Kremlin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fake News Article Accusing Drudge Report Of Being A Pipeline For The Kremlin by Susan Duclos All News Pipeline Media Matters founder David Brock, a man who built an empire to put Hillary in the White House, has just...

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Brute Isolation: Trump and the Art of Unraveling the Iran Deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Contrary to a barrage of spin, the P5+1 meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to assess implementation of the Iran nuclear deal did not go especially well, as diplomats confirmed to Asia Times.