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Friday, 16 November

14:30

Planning Your Property "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this one-day intensive course we invite you to take a fresh look at ways of determining the potential of a piece of land (large or small) and at the elements and processes which lead to a sustainable design.

The course will help you to assess land and plan the development of a property to suit your life goals. Well explore the identification of personal aims, land ownership options, designing for sustained productivity, soil, water, fencing, machinery, taxation management and finance as well as the choice of crops and animals and how to rebuild lost ecosystems.

Bring along your plans and, if relevant, soil and water samples to test and discuss in an interactive learning environment.

This is a good course for those who may be considering a full Permaculture design course but want a taste of what it would be like.

You may like to read this article for some hints about property design.

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Tuesday, 13 November

14:30

Fruit & Nut Growing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Growing your own fresh fruit and nuts has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in your own backyard or property! What's more, South Australias Mediterranean climate enables us to grow the most intensely flavoured and nutritious tree crops in the world.

This one-day workshop will explore different varieties of stone fruit, citrus, olives, pecan nuts, figs, apples, pistachios and as many other crops as you desire. We will also discuss preserving techniques to stock your pantry for supply through the seasons.

The course will develop skills required to plan, establish and manage fruit and nut trees in a garden or plantation.

Using demonstrations, practicals, walks and talks, we'll examine the selection of varieties, pollination requirements, planting material (grafting and other propagation techniques), orchard establishment, tree shaping, irrigation, soil fertility and pest management.

You are welcome to bring plans of orchards you are planning and soil samples for testing.

Also see our fact sheets for information about some of the wonderful species we can grow in Mediterranean climates as well as growing fruit and nuts.

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  • In the unlikely event of insufficient registrations, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one weeks notice. In this case a full refund will be made.

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Monday, 12 November

14:30

Introduction to Permaculture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A concentrated introduction to the principles and techniques of this complete system for the sustainable design for gardens, farms, homes, waste re-use, economics, community development and energy management. Inspect appropriately designed structures and growing systems on this organically certified property and solve some property design challenges using three-dimensional interactive modelling.

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Sunday, 11 November

14:30

Building with Strawbales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Course

In this two-day course we will present you with an opportunity to assess the opportunities for strawbale building in your life, whether you wish to build your own home, construct a chook shed or just decide if strawbale is the right medium for your project.

We take you through the theory and design of strawbale building as well as actually building part of a strawbale structure and well discuss load-bearing versus pole frame structures, various wall shapes, foundations, plastering options, floors - earthen, concrete and wood.

You will learn through lectures, practical activities, case studies, videos, slides and a wealth of printed material.

In past workshops we have built an extension to the homestead at The Food Forest, a commercial coldroom, the 'Eco Gazebo', the 'Studio', an indoor/outdoor food preparation entertainment area and a beautiful sculptured garden wall using this extraordinary medium.

Topics

  • Basic construction techniques
  • Load-bearing vs pole frame structures
  • Design principles and site assessment 
  • Doors and windows 
  • Natural finishes 
  • Floors, foundations and roof options 
  • Fire, termites and rodents 
  • Building regulations and Council approvals
  • Costs
  • Builders, Contractors, Owner Builder comparisons

Pricipal tutors

Lance KairlGerald WittmanBohdan DorniakGraham Brookman and Annemarie Brookman.

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  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the course with one weeks notice if registrations are insufficient. In this case a full refund will be made.

Fact sheets on strawbale building

 

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Saturday, 10 November

14:30

Organic Vegetable Growing & Free Range Poultry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

finn and claudeGrowing high quality organic vegetables is not difficult once you understand the ecology of the garden, especially if you use free range poultry. This course will show you techniques for managing a self-sufficient backyard or small scale commercial garden and the basics of free range poultry husbandry.

We will consider the selection of vegetable species through the seasons, garden design, bio-diversity, irrigation, pest and disease management, mulching, composting and soil fertility, meeting quality and organic standards and small scale marketing.

The Chook is the world's original recycler and pest controller. We will look at its housing, breed characteristics, supplementary feeding, keeping hens out of the lettuces and foxes out of the hens, managing pests and diseases in free-range flocks, rearing your own replacements, as well as chickens and geese in orchard management.

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Tuesday, 24 April

16:30

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why study permaculture?

Population growth and consumption levels are pushing our Planet towards a catastrophic environmental tipping point. Permaculture offers a way that we, as individuals and communities, can take control of our future and live sustainably.

Permaculture is a design system which draws upon the great truths of traditional knowledge, modern scientific understandings and the ethics of a peaceful and democratic society. The approach was first developed in Australia in the late 70s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and is now taught in over 100 countries. Since then hundreds of thousands of people have graduated from Design Courses and are using this tool to build resilience and diversity into their lives at home & in the office.

Permaculture can be employed by anyone, whatever profession or skill, on any scale, from balconies and backyards to farms, factories, businesses, schools and cities anywhere on the planet and in any climate. It offers a sustainable landscape, dignified human-scale living and self-reliant children who have the confidence to design a sustainable future for themselves.

It is based on three ethics: Care of the Earth, Care of Community and Acceptance of personal responsibility for consumption and population. Many principles, technologies and strategies have evolved to make permaculture one of the most accessible and dynamic solutions to the issues we face in the 21st Century.

About this course 

April 25-29, May 11-13 & 26-27: 10 days spread out over three teaching blocks

This 10 day intensive design course will present you with an opportunity to consider your life in a new light and give you increased confidence and many skills needed to design a sustainable and meaningful place for your future.

You will work with a group of motivated fellow students with diverse skills and backgrounds and learn through lectures, practical activities, small group work, case studies, DVDs, field trips and games. In addition to our experienced teaching team, you will have access to a wide range of printed and digital resources.

The extended format of the course is for busy people, designed to cause minimum disruption to other parts of your life. It will allow you to absorb and practise skills from one learning block before moving on to the next. However the residential aspect is important, as it helps you become fully immersed in learning about sustainable living.

The first teaching block of 5 days starts Wednesday April 25th, which is Anzac Day and a Public holiday. Sessions are scheduled on most evenings, but we finish at 5pm on the last day of each block. There are 3 days in total which are weekday working days; these may need some planning to have off.

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Saturday, 20 January

20:51

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

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

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

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

Liebe Leser, hier nochmal eine explizite Durchsage ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Liebe Leser, hier nochmal eine explizite Durchsage zur Medienkompetenz.

Ich achte bei meinen Verlinkungen normalerweise sehr auf die Wortwahl. Nehmt nur mal die Peterson-Empfehlung jetzt. Ich habe da nicht geschrieben, Peterson habe eine Erkenntnis. Ich habe geschrieben, er habe eine These. Ich habe mir das ausdrcklich nicht zueigen gemacht, weil die Idee in meinem Blog nicht ist, euch Dinge aufzuschwatzen, sondern euch Thesen und Theorien und Sichtweisen zu zeigen, die ihr vielleicht noch nicht auf dem Schirm hattet.

Die Idee ist, dass ihr dann die Fakten abwgt und euch eine Meinung bildet. Es freut mich daher auch immer sehr, wenn hier Mails reinkommen, die durchblicken lassen, dass ihr euch eine Meinung gebildet habt. Aber viele dieser Mails haben die Form (ich bertreibe das jetzt mal aus Illustrationsgrnden schamlos): "Also ich glaube das ja nicht."

Fair enough, aber das war nicht die Frage. Ihr sollt berhaupt gar nichts glauben, schon gar nicht Dinge, die ich euch reindrcke. Es geht hier nicht um Glaubensfragen, sondern um Erkenntnis. Ihr sollt euch das anhren und dann mit rationalen Argumenten eine Abwgung treffen.

"Ich glaube das nicht" ist keine Abwgung. Da fehlt das ", weil". Und dahinter kommt bitteschn nicht sowas wie "weil 4chan auf Peterson abfhrt". Davon wollen wir gerade wegkommen, dass Behauptungen nach dem beurteilt werden, der sie aufstellt! Ihr sollt lernen, das inhaltlich zu beurteilen!

Also. Ich kann euch nicht verbieten, hier katholische Kirche 2.0 zu machen, das als Glaubensfrage zu betrachten, Leute zu exkommunizieren und alle uerungen von exkommunizierten Familien grundstzlich nicht zu glauben. Manche Leute kommen in ihrem Leben mglicherweise ber dieses Modell nicht hinaus. Finde ich persnlich sehr deprimierend, aber mein Ziel ist nicht, die Welt zu verbessern, indem ich jeden aus meiner Sicht sich falsch verhaltenden Einwohner umerziehe. Mein Ziel ist es, Leuten, die willens und in der Lage sind, ihr Weltbild auf rationalere Fe zu stellen, dafr ein bisschen Rstzeug zu liefern.

Daher bitte hier nochmal der Aufruf: Bitte versucht es wenigstens. Und wenn ihr keinen Bock habt, dann spart euch bitte die Mail an mich, dass ihr das nicht glaubt. Der Teil interessiert mich nicht. WARUM ihr was nicht glaubt, wenn es da Fakten und Argumente und Begrndungen gibt, das ist interessant. Auch darauf kann ich dann aus Zeitgrnden nicht reagieren, aber das ist wenigstens Feedback, dass meine Arbeit hier zumindest bei den richtigen Menschen ankommt, und mglicherweise was bewirkt.

Oh und "das ist doch alt" und "wie kann es sein, dass du das noch nicht kanntest"-Zuschriften sind aus meiner Sicht auch blo Selbstdarstellung von euch und helfen weder euch noch mir weiter, weil ich sowas direkt lsche. Nur weil ich etwas jetzt ins Blog tue, heit...

Lacher des Tages: Die Berliner SPD will hunderte Millionen ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lacher des Tages: Die Berliner SPD will hunderte Millionen in den Flughafen investieren.

Wie? Nein, nicht in DEN Flughafen. Nicht in BER. Auch nicht in Tegel. In Tempelhof!

Der riesige Ex-Flughafen Tempelhof ist stark sanierungsbedrftig. Nun will Michael Mller den Riesenschatz heben. Mit den Koalitionspartnern ist das noch nicht abgesprochen.
Ja warum auch!

Und wenn die SPD schon am freidrehen ist, dann kann sie gleich nochmal schn ihr Demokratieverstndnis demonstrieren:

Im Tagesspiegel-Interview hatte Regierungschef Mller krzlich auch die berlegung ins Spiel gebracht, die durch einen Volksentscheid verhinderte Randbebauung des Tempelhofer Feldes doch noch zu realisieren.
Weil, h, Volksentscheid, das ist eine vllig irrefhrende Benamung. Eigentlich ist das blo eine Umfrage. Meinungsforschung! Von dem Ergebnis fhlt sich in der Politik niemand gebunden. Warum auch. Der Brgermeister ist hier der Souvern, nicht der Whler.

"British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears"

Wait, what? Ein Brite auch noch!

The teenager persuaded call handlers at an internet giant that he was John Brennan, the then director of the CIA, to gain access to his computers and an FBI helpdesk that he was Mark Giuliano, then the agencys Deputy Director, to re-gain access to an intelligence database.

He also targeted the US Secretary of Homeland Security and Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence from his semi-detached council house in Coalville.

Und ich bin mir sicher, das wre alles unter den Teppich gekehrt worden, aber er hat es persnlich werden lassen.
Gamble taunted his victims online, released personal information, bombarded them with calls and messages, downloaded pornography onto their computers and took control of their iPads and TV screens, a court heard.
OK, wenn beim Superbowl ungefragt der Kanal wechselt, dann kennen die Amis da keinen Spa.

Was ich ja das tollste an der Story finde: Der hat sich nicht in die CIA gehackt. Der hat sich in die privaten Accounts bei Verizon und AOL gehackt. Und da hat er die geheimen Daten gefunden. Die htte der CIA-Direktor selbstverstndlich nicht nach Hause mitnehmen drfen, aber darber verlieren die jetzt natrlich kein Wort.

Ja Moment MOMENT, so schnell geht das ja nun auch wieder ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ja Moment MOMENT, so schnell geht das ja nun auch wieder nicht mit dem Rstungsexportstopp!

Die Bundesregierung will im Zuge der schrittweisen Normalisierung des deutsch-trkischen Verhltnisses eine umfangreiche Modernisierung trkischer Leopard-Panzer genehmigen.
So normalisiert man heute Verhltnisse zwischen Staaten. Man verkauft Waffen. Denn nichts normalisiert zwischenmenschliche Verhltnisse wie Aufrstung! Danach herrscht Frieden, ist doch klar! Mehr Waffen fr mehr Frieden!

Was die Trkei wohl mit den Leopard-Panzern machen will? Friedensmanahmen bei den Kurden? Oder Flchtlingscamps befrieden?

Vom Verfassungsschutz lernen heit siegen lernen: ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vom Verfassungsschutz lernen heit siegen lernen: Die NSA vernichtet Beweise gegen sich.

The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasnt destroyed, according to recent court filings.
Bestimmt auch aus Datenschutzgrnden!

Dass denen berhaupt noch jemand glaubt, dass sie turnusmig Daten vernichten, nachdem dieses unfassbare Monster-Rechenzentrum in Utah gebaut wurde

Amazon may give app developers access to Alexa audio ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon may give app developers access to Alexa audio recordings

Schon schn, so eine Wohnzimmer-Wanze. Wie haben wir das frher nur ausgehalten, mit der beschissenen Audioqualitt von Abhr-Aufnahmen? Das ergibt schon Sinn, da die Abgehrten fr zahlen zu lassen. Da hat man dann auch gute Stromversorgung und ordentlich Internetzugriff.

18:10

Trump Tweets AMERICA FIRST Just After His Friends Shut Down Our Government, Hilarity Ensues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday, Republicans shut down our government as they pushed Donald Trumps hateful agenda over the good of their countrymen and women.

Trump kicked off his Saturday morning by blaming Democrats for the government shutdown caused by Republicans, who are in control of both the Senate and House many of whom have actually supported government shutdowns in the past.

Naturally, Americans took the opportunity to laugh at him:

15:42

FISA Memo Shows Multiple Felonies by FBI, CIA & DOJ, 1988 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 Good morning, Im still reporting on: FISA Memo Shows Multiple Felonies by FBI, CIA & DOJ, 1988 Synopsis: Desperate Dems are trying to string this government shutdown out as long as possible to keep the real story out of the headlines for as long as possible the FISA memo written by the House Intelligence Committee investigative staff. So what is the method to get this FISA memo declassified and released to the American people? President Trump could declassify the 4-page document immediately, but no doubt the Democrats are lying in wait to pounce on that alternative. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, could declassify it, then send it to the President who has 5 days to make a decision on it. In fact, today, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina did exactly that, but for some reason, Paul Ryan punted it back to House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Nunes will have to bring the House Intelligence Committee back together to vote on the matter. If a majority of the committee votes to declassify, then it would go to the President who has 5 days to make a decision. So actually. that may be brilliant on Ryans part. Can you imagine Democrats faced with a having to vote against the public release of a document that is sure to reach the public sooner or later, then have to explain to the electorate why they voted to keep what are apparently massive crimes hidden as they all run for re-election in November. It would not be surprising to see a few Dems break from the pack finally over this vote, especially ones running in districts that Trump won. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com 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: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com 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,...

15:40

Swedish Muslim Opposes More Migrants, 1987 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still LICENSE CERTIFICATE : Envato Market Item ============================================== This document certifies the purchase of: ONE MUSIC STANDARD LICENSE as defined in the standard terms and conditions on Envato Market. See seconds 10-20 for licensing document. Good morning, Im still reporting on: Swedish Muslim Opposes More Migrants, 1987 Synopsis: Last night, Tucker Carlson interviewed a Muslim member of the Swedish parliament named Hanif Bali who has become the leading spokesman for those in the Swedish parliament who are trying to cut down muslim immigration. In Sweden, as here, the uber leftist view is that the more immigration to Sweden, the better. At the core of this view is a coordinated attack against nationalism. Thats why it has taken so long for indigenous cultures to mount an effective response to this coordinated attack. Hanif Bali, originally from Iran, has risen quickly to the tip of the spear of Swedens anti-immigrant invasion response. His arguments are effective and need to be studied by nationals everywhere. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com 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: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com 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...

15:40

Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis?, 1986 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good evening, Im still reporting on: Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis?, 1986 Synopsis: At a recent court hearing the attorney representing the victims of Americas worst mass murder in recent history, Catherine Lombardo, heard an attorney for the Las Vegas PD that other charges not involving the dead shooter, Steven Paddock, are expected in about 60 days. The judge and those inside the courtroom were amazed by this development in the case, but when Lombardo was recounting this new information on Tucker Carlsons show last night, suddenly even newer information was revealed for the first time by Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, who has doggedly followed the case since the start. The result may blow this case wide open again. [insert] Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com 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: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com 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: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://bi...

15:39

Wikileaks Will Match $1Million For FISA Memo, 1985 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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15:39

This Is Our Saratoga Moment: It Is Time for ALL Patriots to Smell Blood and Act Accordingly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

I have been a member of the Independent Media since 2004. In that time, I have developed the experience to understand the thought processes of the Deep State and the globalists at large.   We are lucky to have Steve Quayle, Doug Hagmann, Paul Martin, Dr. Ted Broer, Paul Preston, Stan and Holly Deyo, et al., championing our cause. I love to hear the giants of our industry talk because they have such wisdom that only comes from innate intelligence and massive experience dealing with the filth that is the New World Order. As an aside, I would like to mention that Paul Martin is recovering from his heart attack and is resting comfortably at home.

For the first time in my 14 years in the Independent Media, we have the  Deep State on the run. America still may not survive and despite our recent string of successes, total victory is not at hand and probably will not be until the Second Coming of Christ. However, we are presently defeating these scoundrels on multiple fronts and we are obtaining assistance from very unlikely sources which includes members of Congress and members of the mainstream media. I am stunned as I observe how many Congressman are pressing the issue of prosecuting members of the Deep State and their minions.

Americans Are Fickle

Many of my colleagues will frequently lament and ask What do we have to wake up America? Many more Americans are awake that I think we realize. However, they often view the enemy as being all-powerful and develop a world view of cognitive dissonance in which they tell themselves that their actions can make no difference, so why even try?

From my coaching background, I am very familiar with the term front-runner, and in the preceding paragraphs this is exactly what I am describing. A front-runner is someone who waits to emotionally commit to rooting for a team until they start to win as these people want to make certain that their emotional investment has a good chance of being rewarded with victory. In this spirit, I can confidently state that we have reached the front-runner stage of our struggle. If you know your American Revolution history, you k...

15:32

Julian Assange warns of 'political propaganda' as Amazon's Alexa becomes feminist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa has just received an enhanced personality: now, not only can she give you the correct answers, but can even offer a response in case of insults and personal attacks. Creators also expect that she could potentially express her own opinions on certain political issues, a move that has prompted criticism. Anyone who calls Alexa a "slut" now gets a negative response, German newspaper Die Zeit reported. Amazon has adapted the machine's character and how it responds in various situations. Now Alexa, who identifies herself as a woman and a feminist, will react to sexually charged insults with answers like "This is not for me," "This is not nice of you" or "I don't know what you expect." In addition, Alexa supports the Black Lives Matter movement and might potentially express her opinion on other important political issues in the future.

15:31

Bombshell Doc Will End Mueller Probe, 1984 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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15:30

'Alt-right' has declared war against Silicon Valley, pledges to reveal censorship against conservatives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Far-right conservatives are escalating their campaign against Silicon Valley with a new series of volleys against the social media gatekeepers that control the flow of information in the digital age. Last week, former Google engineer James Damore, who was embraced by conservatives after he was fired last year for distributing a memo that questioned whether women were biologically suited to technical roles, filed a lawsuit claiming the Internet giant discriminates against white men and conservatives. That same day, right-wing journalist-turned-entrepreneur Charles C. "Chuck" Johnson sued Twitter, alleging the company violated his right to free speech when it permanently suspended his account in 2015. Then Project Veritas, a conservative advocacy organization that purports to expose media bias, released undercover videos of current and former Twitter employees condemning President Trump and discussing tactics the company uses to make it tougher to find the tweets of controversial users. Johnson, whose lawsuit against Twitter is being underwritten by bitcoin investments and a crowdfunding campaign, says he and others are committed to putting the spotlight on the alleged censoring of conservative views by Silicon Valley companies. Twitter declined to comment on the lawsuit.

15:30

Chris Powell Growing Wealth Disparity & Gold Price Suppression (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Powell Growing Wealth Disparity & Gold Price Suppression Video Silver Doctors This week we speak with the Director of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee known in short as simply GATA. Visit and bookmark GATA.org The age old...

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15:30

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15:29

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15:29

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15:29

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15:29

The less-mentioned lives of Mrs. Krim "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Helena Cobban | Just World News | January 18, 2018 This week, US media have contained many glowing obituaries of a 91-year-old medical researcher called Mathilde Krim, who in the early 1980s played an apparently huge role in publicizing and destigmatizing the then-new disease of HIV/AIDS and in mobilizing funding for NGOs and research []

15:28

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15:28

Highlights U23 Vit Nam chin thng U23 Iraq: siu k tch n vi U23 Vit Nam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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15:26

[AGN x MULAWAN] "Stop the war on migrants!" info-evening "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stop the War on Migrants is a campaign against the current EU border and migration policies. It focuses on the way the EU militarises border security, both at its own (external) borders and in third countries, and the arms and security companies, such as Airbus and Thales, lobbying for and profiting from this. No border security, detention and deportations, but safe routes, good shelter and working on removing the causes that force people to flee.
More info here:  https://stopthewaronmigrants.noblogs.org/

Because we, in the AGN,  love to work together with the good folks of Mulawan, the info- evening will take place right after right after the migrant solidarity caf Mulawan,  give them a call earlier in the afternoon to book a table if you want to stuff yourself with finger-lickin' good food before the infotalk!

IMPORTANT:  if you have experienced or witnessed repression at the borders of Fortress Europe and want to share it with us on that night, you are most welcome!

 

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15:25

US-Mexico border wall models thwart commandos in tests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release. A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said. The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.

15:21

NSA promises to preserve surveillance data - claims it deleted it "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The agency tells a federal judge that it is investigating and 'sincerely regrets its failure.' The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn't destroyed, according to recent court filings. Word of the NSA's foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law Friday. Since 2007, the NSA has been under court orders to preserve data about certain of its surveillance efforts that came under legal attack following disclosures that President George W. Bush ordered warrantless wiretapping of international communications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In addition, the agency has made a series of representations in court over the years about how it is complying with its duties.

15:18

Patent Quality (Not Numbers) as an Asset: Oppositions, Appeals and Rejections at the EPO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If patent information is the goal, then overload is a threat

Information overload
Reference: Information overload

Summary: Benot Battistelli wants a rubber-stamping operation (like INPI) rather than a functional patent office, but oppositions at the Office prove to be fruitful and many erroneously-granted patents are by extrapolation already being revoked (affecting, in retrospect, Battistellis so-called results)

THIS WEEK has been historic at the EPO not because of scandals or conflicts but because of a decision we covered here several times*. It was a major blow to patent maximalists.

The patent microcosm never really cared about patent quality; the quality of patents has little to do with the business model. All they care about, based on this upcoming event (advertised yesterday), is how to double the number of patents by throwing the same texts at multiple piles of applications at multiple offices. EPO and USPTO approaches to rejections is one among the topics covered. As we pointed out here before, the USPTO barely tolerates patents on genetics. There are few ultra-wealthy companies aspiring to own everything, including life itself (Monsanto/Bayer for example) and they crush ordinary people, such as farmers, in the process.

The EPO has lost touch; The discrimination against SMEs at the EPO is not accidental but a planned/intentional policy. According to this, the EPO keeps lying about and supposedly on behalf of SMEs. Where does that end? Even EPO staff is being crushed nowadays. Nobody is being served but billionaires.

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15:16

Steve Beckow -- The Deep State's Anti-Obama Meme "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Golden Age of Gaia, Jan. 20, 2017

http://goldenageofgaia.com/?p=292002

With so many allegations being made against President Obama, I found myself harboring doubts.

So I asked Archangel Michael on two occasions whether the President is or had been involved in any malfeasance, treasonous or otherwise. And twice he said "No."

I post two extracts from personal readings on Dec. 20, 2017 and Jan. 18, 2018 in which he addressed the matter at length. Linda Dillon is the channel.

We heard the Divine Mother say a few years ago that the Obama birth certificate was indeed a forgery. But it wasn't the President who forged it. It was Team Dark.

Steve Beckow: Was Barack Obama's birth certificate doctored?

Divine Mother: Yes.

SB: So the accusations against Barack Obama that his birth certificate is false, they really apply to the people who actually doctored the certificate to give rise to these suspicions. Is that true?

DM: That is correct. (1)

The dark forces in the intelligence community play a dirty trick where they plant a forgery and then expose it. The innocent party does not know what happened. Very few people suspect that agents of our own governments would forge a document related to a President and then plant it.

But this is what they did with Obama, according to the Mother. Many of us probably bought the forgery.



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15:14

Over a meter of snow dumps on the Alps in 72 hours, with another meter forecast over next 3 days "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A number of ski areas in the Alps have reported up to 1.3m (over four feet) of snowfall in the past 72 hours and forecasters are expecting up to 1.3m (over four feet) of snowfall in the next 72 hours. All the snow is good news for resort bases, but less good for skiers and boarders in resort at present, or travelling out tomorrow, Saturday 20th January, as ski areas are only able to open limited terrain safely, conditions are frequently poor even in those limited open areas , and travel to and from resorts can be difficult. Austria's Ziller Valley is reporting 1.2m (four feet) of snow in the past 72 hours with Verbier reporting 105cm and the Portes du Soleil region up to 90cm (three feet) of snow. Many other resorts including Crans Montana, Davos, Laax, La Plagne and Zermatt have had 60-90cm of new snowfall.

15:13

ISIS shadow grows over Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cut in US security aid will make it harder to take on the terrorist group

Late last year, a black-and-white flag was detected fluttering in the breeze near a highway in Pakistans capital, Islamabad. It bore the emblem of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), and at its base were three words: Khilafat is coming.

The caliphate is coming is an apt warning as Pakistan struggles in its campaign against terrorism and religious extremism.

A report published this month by the independent Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (Pips) flagged an alarming increase in ISIS footprint in the country even though the Pakistan Taleban and its affiliates remain the most potent threat, being responsible for nearly 60 per cent of the 370 terrorist attacks last year.

What has been quite alarming is the increasing footprint of Daesh, especially in Balochistan and Sindh, said the annual security report, using the Arabic term for ISIS.

ISIS was responsible for at least six major attacks last year that left 153 people dead, mostly civilians, it noted. Its victims included two Chinese nationals who were abducted and killed. Other targets included a Sufi shrine in Sindh in which scores were killed, a Methodist church in Quetta and a Pakistani military convoy.

There is a need to take the matter more seriously because there is a possibility that foreign fighters would come to Pakistan in the near future as things are continuously changing in the Middle East, Pips official Muhammad Ismail Khan told The Dawn.

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15:11

Pope Francis wants illegals to be welcome to the party "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I livestreamed Pope Franciss Mass in Iquique, Chile, last Thursday. During the homily, Francis advocated for open borders. He started by talking about the wedding at Cana and how Mary told Jesus that the hosts had run out of wine, after which Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Francis said, Like Mary []

15:10

Egon von Greyerz Says Dont Expect A Smash In The Gold & Silver Markets Audio Interview "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Egon von Greyerz Says Dont Expect A Smash In The Gold & Silver Markets Audio Interview from King World News Egon von Greyerz (EvG): Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG & GoldSwitzerland EvG forecasted the current...

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15:09

You Killed My Son!: Video Shows Terrifying Moments After Cop Kills Unarmed 16yo Boy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Video from a witness to the tragic killing of Joseph Haynes was just released showing the terrifying moments after he was killed and the cops forcibly removing the family so they couldn't see him.

15:08

'Amerikagate'? Russia accuses US of secret opposition funding to destabilize country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of a secret funding of opposition groups, aimed at destabilization of the country. "Unlike US embassies, which often use covert money transfers to fund various kinds of opposition groups, with the aim, among other things, to destabilize domestic political situations; this is something that Russia does not do," the ministry noted in an official statement. The ministry has also demanded Washington to punish those responsible for the disclosure of the confidential data, commenting on Buzzfeed's release of transactions, carried out by Russian diplomatic offices in the US, as well as some of the country's diplomats. "We urge the US to stop this practice, return to decent behavior, and to resume responsible and orderly interstate communication," the diplomat stressed. "We demand that US authorities finally begin to implement their own national legislation and international obligations, immediately stop the illegal dissemination of confidential information affecting the interests of the Russian Federation and bring to justice those responsible, including those who hold the appropriate posts in the US state apparatus." The statement went on by calling Buzzfeed an information tool of the US intelligence services.

15:07

Unhinged Neighbor Charged with Felony After Attacking Sen. Rand Paul and Breaking 6 of His Ribs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In early November Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was physically attacked by neighbor Rene Boucher while mowing his yard.

Boucher ran onto Pauls property and tackled him in a blindside attack breaking six of his ribs and a pleural effusion.

Senator Paul later suffered pneumonia from the attack.

Boecher was finally charged on Friday for the attack. Pauls neighbor was charged with a felony.

Boecher is reportedly a unhinged Trump-hating Socialist.

At least one MSNBC host celebrated the attack.

The Courier Journal reported:

Rene Boucher, the 58-year-old Bowling Green man accused of attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his home in November, has been charged with assaulting a member of congress resulting in personal injury.

The charges a federal felony were announced Friday by Josh J. Minkler, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously, Minkler said. Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.

Boucher has signed a plea agreement, according to Minklers statement. No date has been set for the taking of his guilty plea.

Court documents claim Paul was mowing his yard on Nov. 3 and wearing headphones when Boucher, his neighbor, had enough after witnessing Paul stacking brush on a pile near Bouchers property. Boucher ran on to Pauls property and attacked him, the statement reads, resulting in multiple fractured ribs and more medical attention after Paul later contracted pneumonia.

The post Unhinged Neighbor Charged with Felony After Attacking Sen. Rand Paul and Breaking 6 of His Ribs appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:06

OpenSWR Rasterizer Improvements Land Ahead Of Mesa 18.0 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Besides Intel and Radeon OpenGL/Vulkan driver improvements squeezing into Mesa Git ahead of the imminent Mesa 18.0 code branching, the Intel-developed OpenSWR has landed its latest improvements...

15:02

Tips And Tricks That'll Change The Way You Camp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Camping is something we all love to enjoy to the fullest but believe it or not staying outside will not only seems adventures rather it turned out to be the worst situation if not planned well. Guess what here I found an amazing article to turn my old-fashioned camping trip to awesome experience of my life.

15:01

SOTT FOCUS: US Needs Sh*thole Countries, Not the Other Way Around "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We may never know what exactly President Trump said during a meeting on immigration, but Trump supporters - including popular media figures such as Tomi Lahren - overwhelmingly relished the use of the word "sh*ithole" to describe poor nations. Why Christians would mock the poor is beyond comprehensible; from a diplomatic perspective, this is obviously wrong; and from a human perspective, it's cruel. However, there are many conservatives who seem to only understand the language of money and self-interest. They also seem to believe that America is the center of the world, but fail to comprehend how the US is extremely dependent on the rest of the world.

15:00

SPLC: Selling hate, making people a target, hiding from taxes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ayaan Hirsi Ali grew up in Somalia, where she suffered female genital mutilation. So now she speaks out against radical Islam. For that, SPLC put her on its list of dangerous extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center has mutated over time from a once-respectable organization to a despicable entity that targets those who do the real []

15:00

Interview on Davis Aurinis Live YouTube Stream: The Death of E-Celebrity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last night, I joined Davis Aurini and Artistic Layman for a live YouTube stream, discussing the fall of Maddox and other e-celebrities, Margaret Atwood being attacked by her fellow feminists, the death of popular music, and much more. Click here to listen.

The post Interview on Davis Aurinis Live YouTube Stream: The Death of E-Celebrity appeared first on Matt Forney.

15:00

Improving the World with New Religions or No Religion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We need ecological religions that consider the whole earth sacred and interconnected. Today it is common to hear people say they are spiritual but not religious. But it is unfortunate that people are spiritual but not political. We're not going to transform the CIA, the military-industrial-congressional complex, and the wealthiest one percent merely by generating love in their directions. We have to become political too.

15:00

Ted Nelson on What Modern Programmers Can Learn From the Past "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The inventor of hypertext talks about the birth of personal computing, the web, and how to think beyond the currently possible Stephen Cass

Ted Nelson is one of the original prophets of the information age. In the 1960s he invented the word hypertext , and created project Xanadu, which prefigured many of the elements of the World Wide Web.

Nelson was part of personal computing at a time when it saw itself as an outgrowth of the countercultural movement that flourished in the 1960s. This computing was done either via a terminal to minicomputers, or on microprocessors with transistor counts measuring only in thousands. Back in the summer of 2016, Nelson was a keynote speaker at Vintage Computing Festival East in New Jersey and IEEE Spectrum had the chance to interview him off-stage.

We thought this was a good time to dust off that interview. Were entering a period when the possibilities and dangers of computing are looming large in our minds, thanks to the explosion of machine learning, debates over the governance of the Internet, the impacts of automation, and unexpected weaknesses revealed by the Spectre and Meltdown hardware bugs. Nelson talks about how he and his fellow pioneers thought the future would be a world of citizen programmers, how the Web omits much of the architecture underlying Xanadu, and his advice for breaking through the current limits to new conceptual ground.

14:57

Donald Trump's first year: The illusion of choice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The striking thing about Trump's first twelve months compared to the Obama administration is not how different his foreign policies have been, but how similar. January 20 marks one year since Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the United States. His supporters, boosted by comments the Donald made on the campaign trail, hoped his Presidency would mark a shift away from a neocon/liberal interventionist foreign policy. In fact we've just had more of the same. The old French saying 'plus a change, plus c'est la mme chose (the more things change the more they stay the same)' springs readily to mind. As indeed does the late George Carlin's comment about Americans only having the "illusion of choice" on the things that really matter. Comment: And Trump gets to celebrate his first year with a government shutdown: US government shuts down after Senate rejects one-month stopgap spending bill

14:56

(Video) Q Posts, 1/19: Q Asks #WETHEPEOPLE to #UNITE and Press for #RELEASETHEMEMO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Jan 19, 2018

Today, Q asked Americans to UNITE and look beyond MSM created divisions. It's time to keep our AIM steady and true and to IGNITE a Unified #WETHEPEOPLE as this historical Unrigging of our government gains more and more Momentum in the #STORM unfolding. Q HAS FURTHER REPORTED 10 DARK DAYS and the teh GOV'T Shutdown is imminent as of 8pm Pacific.

14:53

Saudi Arabia Intercepts Missile Fired by Yemens Houthi Rebels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Iranian-aligned Houthis have launched scores of missiles at the kingdom. While causing little serious damage, they have deepened tensions between Riyadh and Tehran

File photo: A ballistic missile fired toward Riyadh from Yemen December 19, 2017File photo: A ballistic missile fired toward Riyadh from Yemen December 19, 2017\ HANDOUT/REUTERS

Yemens Houthi movement fired a ballistic missile toward the southern Saudi province of Najran on Saturday, the groups official al-Masirah TV reported, and a Saudi military spokesman said air defense forces had intercepted the missile.

The TV channel said the short-range missile targeted a military base. There were no reports of casualties or damage.

The Iranian-aligned Houthis have launched scores of missiles at the kingdom. While causing little serious damage, they have deepened tensions between Riyadh and Tehran.

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran....

14:53

Stop Teaching Darwins Theory as It Is Scientifically Wrong: Union Minister Satyapal Singh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man, he said.

HRD Minister Satyapal Singh. Credit: PTI

Singh has called for the curriculum in schools to be changed. Credit: PTI

Aurangabad: Union minister Satyapal Singh has claimed that Charles Darwins theory of evolution of man is scientifically wrong and it needs to be changed in school and college curriculum.

Singh, the minister of state for human resource development, said our ancestors have nowhere mentioned that they saw an ape turning into a man.

Darwins theory (of evolution of humans) is scientifically wrong. It needs to change in school and college curriculum. Since the man is seen on Earth he has always been a man, he said while speaking to reporters on January 19.

The IPS officer-turned-politician was in this central Maharashtra city to attend the All India Vaidik Sammelan.

Nobody, including our ancestors, in written or oral, have said they saw an ape turning into a man, he said.

No books we have read or the tales told to us by our grandparents had such a mention, the minister added.

Darwinism is a theory of biological evolution that states that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the in...

14:52

'Democrats shut government down but struggle to explain why' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While they may not be able to admit it publicly (or even to themselves), it's clear that the Democrats have deliberately manufactured a government shutdown. Banking on a complicit media and a confused electorate, they have now fully embraced a political tactic they decried for eight years under President Obama. Charges that this shutdown is the fault of Republicans, or that Democrats haven't been part of the negotiations leading to the spending bill they rejected, are not true. Instead what's obvious is that Democrats methodically engineered a situation where the government could shut down over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Here are the steps they employed to get us here.

14:49

GNOME Rolls Out The GTK Text Input Protocol For Wayland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GNOME developers have been working on a new Wayland protocol, the "gtk_text_input" protocol, which now is implemented in their Mutter compositor...

14:48

HERE IT IS=> Complete List of President Trumps Historic Accomplishments His First Year in Office! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Donald J. Trump had arguably the best first year for any President in US history since Washington in spite of massive headwinds from the actions of the corrupt and criminal prior administration, the Democrat Party and their MSM! Below is a list of his major accomplishments.

President Trump was inaugurated on January 20th, 2017, one year ago.  Since then his accomplishments are nothing short of miraculous.  In spite of massive attacks from the MSM, an investigation created through the efforts of the prior corrupt administration, and a Democrat Party that does all they can to derail him, the President kept his promises and did all he could to Make America Great Again.  The results speak for themselves.

The Economy

The US stock market is a barometer of economic activity and since President Trump was elected President it has skyrocketed.

The stock market on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, this past week, says it all. On that day the Dow broke 26,000 points for the first time in its history.  As a result the Dow broke the record for the fastest 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 point increases between major milestones in the history of the Dow.  All of these increases occurred since Donald Trump was elected President.

The Dow today stands at 26,071.7It is up 42% since the 2016 election and 31% since last years inauguration.  The Dow had more all-time closing highs in 2017 than any year in history.  President Trump enjoys 95 all-time highs since his election and 78 since his inauguration.  The Dow is up an amazing 7,739 points since the election.

Americans of all walks of life are seeing their 401ks explode...

14:46

Hundreds of journals found in home of 13 captive children have great value for criminal investigators and trauma researchers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The children weren't allowed to eat. They weren't allowed to bathe. They couldn't play with toys that were kept in the closet, still packaged. They couldn't go outside. They couldn't escape. Their depraved parents, prosecutors say, only allowed them to do one thing - they could write. On Sunday, Riverside County law enforcement discovered 13 siblings - ages 2 to 29 - imprisoned in an unassuming Perris home after a teenage captive escaped through a window and called for help, revealing a crime that has horrified and captivated the nation. The children's parents, David and Louise Turpin, now face life in prison for multiple counts of torture, child abuse, false imprisonment and other charges. While describing the case on Thursday, prosecutors revealed the Turpin children's only freedom was writing in journals, hundreds of which have been recovered by authorities.

14:39

In Defense of Immigration from Shi*thole Countries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Garrison) Why are we having all these people from shi*hole countries come here? US president Donald Trump allegedly asked during an Oval Office meeting, further musing that the US should try to strike a new balance with fewer immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean and more from, say, Norway.

Well, of course, he shouldnt have put it THAT way, if he did (he denies it). Between the language and the demographics in his supposed example, hes handed his opponents the opportunity for a doubly delicious round of public moral preening look how vulgar, and how racist, Donald Trump is!

Maybe theyre right. But theyre missing much bigger points. Whatever his phraseology, and regardless of any racial differences between the populations of the countries he chooses as examples, he got the whole matter backward in two important ways.

First and foremost, neither Donald Trump nor Congress should be choosing who comes to America. Thats the markets job, not the governments job, and certainly not the federal governments job. Prospective employers and prospective employees dont need politicians to tell them whether or not they can get together. They can figure that out for themselves. If its government largess thats the problem, well, end the welfare state already instead of complaining endlessly about who uses it (besides which, immigrants pay more per capita in taxes and consume less per capita in welfare benefits than native-born Americans ).

Secondly, as sociologist and essayist Jacques Delacroix points out,  the incentives for immigration run in the opposite direction from that Trumps comment assumes:

Immigrants from wealthy states like Norway (which has a higher per capita GDP and a more robust welfare state than the US) are more likely to be from the bottom of the barrel the people who cant or wont  make out well for themselves in an economy even better than ours, but have enough money to get on a plane and take their laziness and complaining elsewhere.

Immigrants from poor states like Haiti, Somalia, and Delacroixs example India are more likely to be the cream of the crop, those ambitious enough to leave everything they know behind and start over in search of success, in some cases, even risking starvation in the desert or shark...

14:39

McDonald to become Sinn Fein President on February 10th "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This morning Mary Lou McDonald officially became the next President of Sinn Fein, she officially takes over on February 10th.

Below are the remarks of her speech today in Belfast;

I am proud and honoured to be nominated for Uachtarn Shinn Fin. I look forward to being ratified at our special Ard Fheis on February 10th.

I know I have big shoes to fill taking on the role from Gerry Adams and I know that is impossible but I have brought my own shoes and together, with all of the party membership, we will walk on a journey that will lead to Irish unity.

Uniting this island is the best outcome for all our citizens and it is now our task to convince our unionist friends and neighbours of that and to encourage them to help us build a new Ireland.

We are entering a new era and we can look forward with confidence.

I want to see Sinn Fin in government north and south.

But it will be government based on equality, respects the rights of citizens, that delivers prosperity and opportunity for all and reflects our republican ideals.

To do that we need to continue to grow and develop, embracing new ideas while remaining true to our vision.

We are capable of achieving anything we set our minds to and it is now the task, duty and responsibility of all to create and deliver a new Ireland, together, united and strong

Gerry Adams, Michelle ONeill and Mary Lou McDonald at the 2017 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Hello Mary Lou Adams likely successor could be first female Taoiseach. by Gerry Adams, Michelle ONeill and Mary Lou McDonald at the 2017 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Hello Mary Lou Adams likely successor could be first female Taoiseach. is licensed under Gerry Adams, Michelle ONeill and Mary Lou McDonald at the 2017 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Hello Mary Lou Adams likely successor could be first female Taoiseach.

14:37

WATCH: Republican Congressman Admits Drug War HELPS Cartels, Slams Weed Witch Hunt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Republican congressman called out the attorney general for blatantly ignoring states' rights and launching a 'witch hunt' targeting a plant.

14:36

How to Save Football Players Brains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One simple rule change would solve much of the problem: Require the linemen to stand up.

Jan. 19, 2018 6:12 p.m. ET

Football is entertaining to watch, but its a violent collision sport that causes the majority of traumatic brain injuries in athletes. During a high-school season, one study finds, nearly 1 in 5 players on any given team will suffer a concussion. Many will suffer more than one. The football establishment needs to address this issue emphaticallyand it can do so without changing the essence of the game that millions of Americans love.

Concussions occur when the brain moves suddenly and forcefully within the skull, back and

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-save-football-players-brains-1516403567

14:36

'Sovereignty and security violation': Beijing outraged by US warship sailing off disputed island "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China has slammed a US missile destroyer for encroaching on the "indisputable" Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea, warning that it can and will take "necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty." In this latest clash over freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, the USS Hopper missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan Dao, a tiny island claimed by China, on January 17. The vessel failed to get Beijing's permission for entering the waters and was intercepted by the Chinese Navy, with China's Foreign Ministry accusing the US of violating "sovereignty and security interests" as well as posing a "grave threat" to its forces stationed in the area. "China is strongly dissatisfied with that and will take necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement on Saturday. He also warned US forces against further "provocative moves" for the sake of "China-US relations and regional peace and stability."

14:35

High winds, big waves batter west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada (swells of up to 9.5 metres) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Several beaches, including those in Pacific Rim National Park, were closed Thursday as the west coast of Vancouver Island was hit with high winds and swells of up to 9.5 metres. CTV reports that they were some of the largest waves seen on the west coast of Vancouver Island in a decade - possibly the largest ever. "Mostly, it's the danger of the water," Randy Mercer of Parks Canada told CHEK News of the decision to close the beaches. There's a risk of being knocked down and dragged out by the waves, or being struck by floating logs, he said.

14:33

Wide Angle Episode 19: What ASEAN Means For India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maya Mirchandani interviews former Singaporean diplomat Kishore Mahbubani about what ASEAN means for India and South East Asia.

The post Wide Angle Episode 19: What ASEAN Means For India appeared first on The Wire.

14:32

Can you believe your eyes? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Over at Biased BBC, there's a discussion about a BBC video about the 'child refugees' Mrs May had agreed to take from France at M. Macron's behest:

deegee
Was whoever edited the video told this would be a piece about immigrant children? There is a distinct lack of children in the footage. I counted three in the 3:12 minute piece. Two, were carried by an adult [0:09 & 0:15]. (Accept the child reject the father?) The other was riding a bicycle while photographing?/video calling? from his mobile phone [0:44]. (Bought the phone carried it from Africa?)
I guess late teens (to give benefit of the doubt) refugees heading to the UK would be a less sympathetic headline. Mostly the footage showed adult men.
...

14:31

Jupiter's stunning storm clouds captured in latest Juno probe flyby "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The NASA space probe Juno has once again captured the jaw-dropping beauty of Jupiter in another breathtaking image of the gas giant posted to the space agency's Twitter feed Thursday. The picture, which has been color-enhanced, was snapped by the Juno probe during its 10th flyby of the gas giant on December 16. The spacecraft was positioned just above the planet's south pole, meaning it effectively recorded the different strata of the planet from the bottom up.

14:31

The Open Thread With The Gigantic Hare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Yes, I know it's a rabbit, but if it was good enough for the creators of Bugs Bunny...

Thank you all so much for your comments. Please keep them coming.

And if you prefer reindeer to rabbits, please read this from News-watch's David Keighley:


It tells of how Lord Lawson achieved a victory against the BBC over inaccurate reporting and how the BBC then mangled their 'apology' so much as to make it seem like a Pyrrhic victory. 

14:30

Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis? Video Bill Still At a recent court hearing the attorney representing the victims of Americas worst mass murder in recent history, Catherine Lombardo, heard an attorney for the Las Vegas PD that other charges...

The post Las Vegas Massacre Was Isis? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:30

Do We Really Believe in Everything We Say? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Are you always trying to establish the truth when you argue, or might there be other motives at work?

Portrait of a Man with a Quilted Sleeve, Titian, c1509. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons/National Gallery, London

Most of us have views on politics, current events, religion, society, morality and sport, and we spend a lot of time expressing these views, whether in conversation or on social media. We argue for our positions, and get annoyed if they are challenged. Why do we do this? The obvious answer is that we believe the views we express (ie, we think they are true), and we want to get others to believe them too, because they are true. We want the truth to prevail. Thats how it seems. But do we really believe everything we say? Are you always trying to establish the truth when you argue, or might there be other motives at work?

These questions might seem strange, offensive even. Am I suggesting that you are insincere or hypocritical in your views? No at least Im not suggesting that you are...

14:29

FESCo Approves A Big Round Of Fedora 28 Features "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved of a number of feature requests for the Fedora 28 release due out in May...

14:28

Western society is so far gone that Millennials watching re-run of 90s sitcom 'Friends' on Netflix are shocked by its 'illiberality' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The show's plot lines have offended a new generation of viewers Millennials watching Friends on Netflix have expressed reservations about the popular sitcom's storylines, describing it as transphobic, homophobic and sexist. While the show ran for more than 10 years until 2004, it arrived on Netflix at the end of last year in the UK. The series, starring Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer, remains one of the most popular shows in the US. However, some millennials found LGBT plot points left them feeling "uncomfortable" - for example when Chandler was paranoid about being perceived as a gay man or made mean-spirited jokes about his cross-dressing dad.

14:26

Over 100 Olive Ridley turtles found dead along coast in Tamil Nadu, India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over the past week, more than a 100 Olive Ridley turtles have washed up dead on the beaches of Chennai, and many more are believed to be floating dead on Bay of Bengal. The endangered Oliver Ridley turtles, well-known for their coordinated nesting in large numbers, generally make their annual trip up the Bay of Bengal during the breeding months of December and January. However, the use of trawlers and gill nets have historically resulted in sweeping up these sea turtles and drowning them. They are also increasingly consuming plastic waste in the ocean.

14:25

A Miserable First Anniversary For Seor Trumpanzee, The Fake TV President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Richard Serra

Tonight, Seor T has planned a gala celebration for multimillionaires only at his palatial Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Pikers will have to cough up $100,000 a couple but the ones who really want to kiss TRump's lard ass have to pay a quarter million dollars for a pair of tickets, which entitles them to participate in a "roundtable." Everybody who buys a ticket gets a notoriously shitty Mar-a-Lago dinner plus a picture of themselves with Trumpanzee and an opportunity to laugh at the working class suckers who voted for Trump in 2016. Members of Congress-- from both parties-- have noted that the optics of Trumpanzee taking off on Air Force One for his estate while the government is preparing to shut down-- something 32% of voters blame of congressional Republicans and 21% blame on Trump himself-- is less than ideal.

North Carolina congressional candidate Jenny Marshall noted that her opponent, Trump rubber stamp Virginia Foxx said she " hadn't given much thought to" Trumps performance in his first year in office and that she "wasnt sure if there was anything Trump hadnt done well." Marshall reminded her...

14:24

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Shutdown "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bloomberg

President Donald Trump is finally getting to preside over the government shutdown hes hinted for months he might want.

A year to the day after Trump took office, the U.S. government officially entered a partial shutdown early today as Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans blocked a funding bill amid an impasse over immigration.

The White House and federal agencies spent yesterday mapping out the closure, with a goal of as little disruption as possible. Mail will be delivered; airport control towers will be staffed; and the Interior Department hopes to keep national parks open. Critical national security functions continue.

Trump and his aides were typically defiant, with his press secretary calling Democrats obstructionist losers, not legislators and saying thered be no immigration negotiations until the government reopens.

Having stumbled into a shutdown both parties tried to avoid, lawmakers seem eager to keep it brief. For Trump, the stakes are particularly high. An extended closure could blunt the momentum of his December tax victory, put the U.S. on the backfoot in its dealings with foreign adversaries and muddy the message of his first State of the Union address in nine days.

Shutdown Headlines

Blame game | Republicans are calling it the Schumer Shutdown, but at least one early poll suggests nearly half of Americans think Trump and his party not Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are responsible. Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, have a reason to try and deflect. Voters largely blamed them for the last shutdown four years ago on Barack Obamas watch, even though they only had a House majority at the time.

...

14:18

The Financial Fallout of Carillions Collapse Is Growing at an Alarming Rate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The scramble to control the aftershock of the crisis continues as it emerges the firms total financial obligations were about 5bn.

Cross-posted from Sky News

Carillion, the bankrupt construction group, had financial liabilities worth about 5bn when it went bust this week, according to the most extreme calculation of its obligations to tens of thousands of pension scheme members.

Sky News can reveal that private analysis of Carillions pension deficit on a Section 75 or full buyout basis has concluded that it was as high as 2.6bn, a far higher sum than the 587m accounting deficit referred to by its former chief executive in a High Court witness statement.

The 2.6bn figure relates to the cost to Carillion of paying an insurance company to guarantee all of its pension liabilities, and is significant because it is likely to be the sum claimed on behalf of the pension schemes as part of the liquidation process, according to insiders.

Sources said the full buyout deficit was also relevant because added to Carillions other debts, including those owed to its banks, it takes Carillions total financial obligations when it collapsed to roughly 5bn.

The vast scale of the companys total indebtedness further dwarfs its comparatively minuscule market capitalisation of just 61m when the Official Receiver was called in on Monday morning.

Although the pension schemes will lodge a claim for 2.6bn with the liquidator, there is no prospect of that money being paid, since Carillion failed with just 29m on its balance sheet

Continue reading the article

14:18

Victory for LSE Cleaners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The London School of Economics  cleaners will now officially be employees of the LSE from 5th March 2018. The move follows a series of strikes organised by United Voices of the World Union: a members- led trade union of mainly migrant and precarious workers, since late 2016. The strikes highlighed the disparities in sick pay, paid

14:16

Republicans Plucked Out CHIP but Let a Slew of Other Health Programs Languish "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Congressional Republicans thought they had hit on a foolproof plan to force Democrats to vote for their spending bill to keep the government open for another month. Democrats, they reasoned, love government health insurance. And Democrats love children. So surely if they plucked out the Childrens Health Insurance Program from the expiration pile and offered to renew it for six years, Democrats would leap at the chance or at least not be able to resist it.

I cannot see the Democrats voting against the Childrens Health Insurance Program, said Rep. Mo Brooks, a Republican from Alabama.

The plan, though, proved too clever by half. It wasnt even enough to sway Republicans. Four of them, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky all voted against the measure, joined by 44 of the 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus. It fell nine votes short, not remotely close.

A major flaw in the GOP plan was its transparency. Strenuous effort to paint Democrats as heartless ran up against two basic questions that had no good answer. First, the program expired in September, so where was the urgency until now? But perhaps more importantly, CHIP has been a key part of bipartisan negotiations that involve a slew of popular health programs for the nations most vulnerable people that also expired at the same time, and negotiators had long assumed all of the programs would move together.

Plucking out CHIP may have only added to the uncertainty rather than diminished it. And it was a cost-free offer from Republicans: a new score from the Congressional Budget Office determined that by making it a six-year extension, it would actually reduce the deficit. Extending it permanently came with much larger savings, but that was apparently too much government health care for the GOP rank-and-file to swallow, so leadership went with the six-year bump. That wasnt enough of a bargaining chip to persuade Democrats to cave on the demands of 800,000 young immigrants a demand that President Trump simply follow through on a DREAM Act promise he had already made.

Yet the move will have real consequences around the country. There are only days of guaranteed CHIP funding left and states are scrambling to make sure children, many of whom are chronically ill, keep their insurance.

The continuing resolution Congress...

14:11

El Petro: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

El Petro: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures by Rory The Daily Coin Desperate times call for desperate measures. When government officials become desperate and run out of other peoples wealth, well, the desperation becomes palatable. This is exactly...

The post El Petro: Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:11

Intel Exploring Cgroups Support For DRM Driver Management "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Intel open-source driver developer has posted preliminary patches taking Cgroups v2 to DRM driver management...

14:10

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Right on the verge of breaking out. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott

Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Right on the verge of breaking out. Podcast Its an exciting time to be in precious metals. The US dollar is plunging to its lowest level in four years, Bitcoin is faltering, and with...

The post Craig Hemke & Eric Sprott Right on the verge of breaking out. (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:10

Endangered right whale's calving season peaks, but no young seen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists watching for baby right whales off the Southeast U.S. coast have yet to spot a single newborn seven weeks into the endangered species' calving season the longest researchers have gone without any sightings in nearly 30 years. Bad weather that has limited efforts to look for whales could be to blame, rather than a reproductive slump. But scientists also worry it could point to another low birth year for the imperiled whales after a grim 2017, when 17 confirmed right whale deaths far outpaced a scant five recorded births. "We basically right now should be at the peak of the season and we haven't seen anything, so that's concerning," said Clay George, a wildlife biologist who oversees right whale surveys for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. "I'm going from being the optimist I normally am to being pretty pessimistic about it."

14:07

Tiger Forces Entered Abu al-Duhur Airbase, Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On January 20, pro-government forces, led by the Tiger Forces, entered the strategic Abu al-Duhur airbase [the video is above] and liberated the villages of Um Tina. Mazyunah, Aliya and Um Wadi in eastern Idlib.

In this way, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies fully encircled the remaining forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and ISIS in eastern Idlib/northeastern Hama.

According to pro-government sources, the Tiger Forces already liberated the Abu al-Duhur airbase itself. However, this still has to be confirmed by photos or videos.

Tiger Forces Entered Abu al-Duhur Airbase, Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket (Map)

Click to see the full-size map

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14:07

BEST OF THE WEB: As Internet cheers Jordan Peterson's slaying of British feminist TV presenter, her employer hires private security, threatens to go to police 'because of abuse' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Channel 4 News has called in security specialists to analyse threats made to presenter Cathy Newman following her interview with a controversial Canadian psychologist who has attracted a following among the "alt-right". Comment: ...and the 'alt-center', and the 'alt-left'... pretty much most people online actually. Ben de Pear, the editor of Channel 4 News, said Newman had been subjected to "vicious misogynistic abuse". Having to calling in security specialists was a "terrible indictment of the times we live in", he said. Comment: Indeed, the degree of snowflakery it reveals in some is astronomical. Newman interviewed the psychologist, Jordan Peterson, about gender on Tuesday. A video of the full 30-minute interview has been watched more than 1.6m times on the Channel 4 News YouTube page and has attracted more than 36,000 comments.

14:03

COLD WAR MENTALITY: Latest US Defense Strategy is Blueprint for New Arms Race "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Jan 19th, US Defense Secretary James Mad Dog Mattis rolled out what appears to be a blank cheque US defense strategy, complete with all the bold platitudes and promises of greater security for America. But how in-tune with reality are defense experts? Is the NDS anything more than a Christmas wish-list for US defense contractors?

According to many policy analysts, this latest National Defense Strategy (NDS) is bloated beyond any previous measure, to make matters worse it has been rolled out on the same day that Congress is running its new bi-annual ritual of threatening a government shutdown due to its spiraling budget deficit not the best time to unveil a blueprint for a new corporate arms race.

According to Defense News:

Todd Harrison, a defense budget expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, warned that a strategy that is set without regard for resource constraint is a strategy that risks being unexecutable in practice.

If its just a lot of words on a page and it doesnt have numbers, saying this is what it will cost and this is what were able to do, and this is how we will pay for it, it will leave a lot wanting, he added.

As bad as the budgetary side is, from a geopolitical standpoint, its even more incoherent.

RT International reports

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has revealed a National Defense Strategy (NDS) shifting the focus from international terrorism to Americas old geopolitical rivals, Russia and China. But should these really be its priorities?

Mattis unveiled the new NDS document on Friday, calling for a bigger defense budget to counter any threat to Americas democracy experiment in the world. But in the view of Jennifer Breedon, a lawyer specializing in foreign policy, international law and religious terrorism, abandoning the war....

14:03

#MeToo Arrives in China (Standing Committee of the Politburo has never had a female member) #WoYeShi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Communist Party is nervous

WHEN Luo Xixi was studying for a PhD at Beihang University in Beijing, her supervisor, Chen Xiaowu, asked her to go with him to his sisters house to look after her plants. Women, she recalled him saying at the time, are innately better at domestic chores. Once in the house, she says, he demanded sex, letting her go only when she pleaded she was a virgin. As she left, he warned her not to tell anyone, claiming he had merely been testing her to see whether she was a well-mannered student.

Thirteen years later, in October 2017, Ms Luo was working in Silicon Valley as news spread of a social-media campaign by victims of sexual harassment using the hashtag #MeToo. With a handful of fellow Beihang graduates, she formed a group on WeChat, a messaging app, to discuss the abuse they had suffered. Ms Luo decided to take her case to the university. For three months, the college remained silent while Mr Chen began his own campaign, warning possible accusers not to let themselves become agents of evil foreign forces.

On January 1st Ms Luo went public on Weibo, a microblogging site. When Mr Chen denied the claims, Ms Luo published transcripts of him saying things like Cant I touch you? and Then can you touch me a little? On January 11th the university ruled that her accusations were true and suspended Mr Chen. Three days later the Ministry of Education stripped him of a prestigious scholarship and demanded he repay the stipend. Thus #MeToo finally arrived in China, claiming its first scalp and establishing a new hashtag with the Chinese characters for me too: #WoYeShi.

Chinas movement against sexual ha...

14:02

FCC Report Keeps Faster Definition of Broadband and Separates Mobile From Fixed Connections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The FCC's yearly report of broadband deployment keeps some crucial definitions in place that some feared would be changed or eliminated to ease the responsibilities of internet service providers. The threat of a lowered speed standard and the merging of mobile and fixed broadband services will not be carried out, it seems.

Broadband will continue to be defined as a connection with speeds of 25 megabits down and 3 megabits up. Another proposed definition of 10 down and 1 up was decried by critics as unrealistic for several reasons; not only is it insufficient for many ordinary internet applications, but it would let providers off the hook, because they would be counted as having deployed broadband if it met this lowered standard.

Fortunately, that isn't the case, and the 25/3 standard remains in place.

The other worry was the potential decision to merge mobile with fixed broadband when measuring the quality of internet connections available to people throughout the country.

Had the two been merged, an area might have been considered well-served if it was, for example, in range of an LTE tower (giving decent mobile speeds) but only served by sub-1-megabit DSL. Since it was being considered that only one was required, that underserved area would be considered adequately connected.

But the FCC clearly saw the lack of logic in equating mobile connections and fixed broadband: they're used, tracked, billed and deployed very differently.

[...] The full draft report, when it becomes public, will no doubt contain more interesting information ripe for interpretation, and other commissioners may also weigh in on its successes and shortcomings. In the meantime, it's reassuring that the main worries leading up to it have been addressed.

Source: TechCrunch


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14:00

Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Very Limited Use of Drones Against ISIS and Al Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For 38 minutes last weekend, many in Hawaii thought a ballistic missile was headed straight for the island, in what turned out to be a false alarm. The incident, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard told The Intercepts Jeremy Scahill, underscores the need for President Donald Trump to pursue direct talks with North Koreas Kim Jong Un and take the threat of a nuclear strike seriously.

Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, was one of the first to tell the public, in an all-caps tweet, that the notification they received on their cellphones about an impending strike was a false alarm. An employee had inadvertently sent out the emergency alert after pushing the wrong button, state leaders later said.

The shocking alert came months after Hawaii started testing its nuclear warning siren system. State civil defense officials had told residents that, in the case of an actual emergency and not a drill, they would have 15 minutes to take shelter. These changes, combined with Trumps proclivity to speak casually about nuclear warfare, added a dimension of horror for Hawaii residents.

The people of Hawaii are really paying the price, Gabbard said, for decades of failed leadership from both Democrat and Republican administrations on allowing this threat to build and grow.

The president needs to take the threat of nuclear war seriously and engage with the North Korean regime so that people dont have to live under this dark shadow of a nuclear attack and war, she said. Failed negotiations if they even occurred unrealistic preconditions, as well as this long-held U.S. foreign policy of regime change and how that has led North Korea to develop and tighten their grip on nuclear weapons, because they see that as the only deterrent to the U.S. leading an effort to topple their regime.

North Korea views its nuclear arsenal as critical to fending off U.S. attempts at regime change, making negotiations aimed at denuclearization unlikely. This reality, Gabbard said, makes it even more important for the United States to end its long-held regime change war policies in order to be considered a credible negotiator.

The representative said previous regime change efforts by the Unite...

14:00

Manual Scavenging in the Times of Swachh Bharat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arjun Singh, was ten when his father died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. The 14-year old now sells snacks to support his family, while dreaming of becoming a bank manager and a chef.

14-year-old Arjun Singh with his cart. Credit: Bhasha Singh/People's Archive of Rural India

14-year-old Arjun Singh with his cart. Credit: Bhasha Singh/Peoples Archive of Rural India

Bhasha Singh is an independent journalist and writer. Her book on manual scavenging, Adrishya Bharat, (Hindi) was published in 2012 (Unseen in English, 2014) by Penguin. Her journalism has focused on agrarian distress in north India, the politics and ground realities of nuclear plants and Dalit, gender and minority rights.

In the Pul Pehlad mohalla (settlement) of Lal Kuan in outer Delhi, everybody knows the boy with the pushcart or the chilli-potato boy. He is the youngest pushcart vendor in the area.

I spot him running through a narrow lane in the slum settlement, bordered with open sewers, to the empty space where he parks his handcart. He rolls the cart to the end of the lane, wedges stones against its wheels to keep it immobile and disappears into a room. For 14-year-old Arjun Singh, who will soon load his cart with potato chips and momos for sale, this is a daily routine.

The shy but cheerf...

14:00

Daily Inspiration --- The Immortal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have noticed that in spite of religion, the conviction as to one's own immortality is extraordinarily rare. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all profess belief in immortality, but the veneration paid to the first century of life is proof that they truly believe only in those hundred years, for they destine all the rest, throughout eternity, to rewarding or punishing what one did when alive.

14:00

Should Trump Soften His Tone? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Id like to add something to Paul Waldmans excellent analysis of the differential in the intensity gap between Republican and Democratic voters. Waldman notes that for every American who strongly supports the president there are about two Americans who strongly disapprove of him. He also notes that Democratic voters have better motivation generally, because not much would change if the Republicans hold their majorities, but the change would be seismic if the Democrats were to seize control of Congress.

These are good points that help explain why the Democrats are doing so well in special elections and can expect to excel in the midterms. The thing Id like to add is that a huge part of Trumps appeal to those who strongly support him is that he makes liberals angry. Whenever Trump finds himself in trouble, his instinct is to go with what worked for him in the primaries and the general election, which is to lash out at his competitors and to say things that outrage coastal elites. The problem is that this is precisely the kind of behavior that has put him in a position where in at least one current poll more than fifty percent of the electorate strongly disapproves of his performance in office.

In other words, hes losing ground at this point with this polarization schtick. He has plenty of time to pivot and take conciliatory actions that will improve his poll numbers, but its not clear that he can do so without dampening the enthusiasm of his core supporters. Theyll lose interest if he isnt insulting and blasting away at the people they dont like. Overall, its probably still the better strategy though because he cant afford to keep going with a strategy that has over half the people strongly disapproving of his conduct and performance. Thats just going to motivate people to strike back at him in the only way they can, which is by taking away the Republican majorities in Congress. And there are already too many people who feel that way, so making it worse is definitely not the way to go.

The catch is that conciliatory Trump is boring Trump. And boring Trump could find that the floor falls out beneath him. If hes giving literally no one what they want, then what use is he to anyone?

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The Republicans Welcome a Government Shutdown "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is the silly season again. As a government shutdown looms at midnight, everyone is engaged in the blame game. So, let me add a little clarity to where the blame lies for a shutdown.

In order for a bill to become a law, it is mandatory that both the House and the Senate pass it and that the two bills are absolutely identical to each other. As things stand, the House has passed a continuing resolution to keep the government operating. The Senate could just take that bill and without changing a single word of it bring it up for a vote and pass it. If they were to do that, the problem would be solved for now. They could take those two bills and send them to the president for his signature.

However, if the Senate wants to make any changes to what the House produced, then the resulting bill, assuming it then passed the Senate, would have to go back to the House, and the House would have to approve it without changing a thing. The two chambers can ping-pong the bill like this for as long as they want, or they can form a conference committee to iron out the differences in the two bills. Either way, eventually they have to agree on one set of legislative language.

If House Republicans are serious about avoiding a government shutdown, then they need to be prepared to do some more work in case the Senate needs to makes changes to their continuing resolution in order to get the necessary votes. But the House is adjourning and leaving town.

Now, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is suggesting that its up to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer whether or not there will be a government shutdown, but we should be clear that McCarthy is also saying that Schumer must accept the House language as it is, with absolutely no compromises or modifications. McCarthy is actually speaking to all 100 senators, including Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina who has already said that he isnt supporting the Houses bill.

Lets look a little deeper. The Republicans have a 51-49 majority but because of John McCains illness, they are functioning today with a 50-49 majority. Without Sen. Grahams vote, the best they can hope to do without Democratic support is a 4...

They Only Want White Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Ron Brownstein points out, the real goal behind the immigration plan that Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas are floating is an overall sharp reduction in legal immigration. That this is couched in a preference for high-skilled labor shouldnt mask that their bill would reduce the influx of high-skillet workers, too. Yet, as Brownstein also points out, the country needs a healthy level of immigration to help pay for our entitlement programs and to meet our overall employment needs. So, one of the primary problems with the Perdue-Cotton approach is that it would set immigration levels too low. As a result, even many moderate or centrist Republicans dont see their approach as feasible or desirable.

Of course, the problem driving this call for reduced immigration is that most immigrants these days are not white. If, as President Trump has suggested, we could convince more people from white countries like Norway to immigrate, then we wouldnt see this resistance to reasonable immigration levels. Unfortunately for people like Trump, Perdue, and Cotton, there just arent that many Europeans who want to immigrate to the United States. And, that being the case, theyd rather cause a deficit in labor than permit the browning of America to continue apace.

The president is willing to say this until he decides he wants to deny having said it. But the outrage his comments sparked shows just how unpopular these sentiments are to most Americans. Thats why the policy proposals are always disguised. Theyre about preventing terrorism. Theyre about reducing crime. Theyre about combatting drug addiction. Theyre about protecting the taxpayer. Theyre about preferring high-skilled labor or the best people over a bunch of losers who just looking for a handout.

What youre never supposed to say is that its about making America white again. Youre not supposed to say we want Norwegians, not brown people from shithole countries.

The thing is, even for the people who want Norwegians, they dont have a plan for attracting enough of them. And this is typical from Republicans. There are host of areas where their policy is based on fantasy. Why dont people just avoid getting pregnant if they dont want a baby? Why dont people just make enough money that they can afford to pay for their health insurance? Why dont people just move if they cant find a good job or their schools are no good?

They never account for peoples limitations or frailties or simple misfortunes. Therefore, their policies dont account for things like thats never going to happen or you h...

Did a Russian Crime Boss Fund Trump Through the NRA? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Back in November, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, had to send a sternly worded letter to Jared Kushners lawyer, Abbe Lowell, complaining that the production of requested documents and records had been incomplete. There were several items on the list, including emails pertaining to WikiLeaks, communications with Sergei Millian, a variety of phone records, and a copy of Kushners SF 86 security clearance form. Maybe the most explosive omission pertained to a Russian mob boss who also happens to be good friends with Vladimir Putin and the deputy governor of the Russian central bank.

Alexander Torshin, a former senior member of the Russian Senate, has been described as a vociferous Putin ally, as well as a mafia godfather. The Spanish authorities have thirty-three audio recordings of phone conversations where Torshin is referred to as boss or godfather. These recordings also implicate Torshin in a vast money laundering scheme. However, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California refers to Torshin as conservatives favorite Russian. And its true. Conservatives seem to love the guy.

This past February, Republican bigwig donor George ONeill Jr. hosted  a fancy four-hour dinner for Torshin at a Capitol Hill restaurant that attracted Rohrabacher and a host of other conservatives. Torshin was even slated to have a meeting with President Trump until his mob connections came up and the meeting was cancelled. The love affair appears to have more to do with guns than anything else. Torshan is the founder of the Russian gun rights group Right to Bear Arms. Hes been trying to find common cause with the National Rifle Association.

Torshins ties with the NRA have flourished in recent years. In late 2015, he hosted two dinners for a high-level NRA delegation during its week-long visit to Moscow that included meetings with influential Russian government and business figures.

The dinners went very well. According to Arnold Goldschlager, a major fundraiser for the NRA, They were killing us wit...

13:59

As imminent release of FISA memo looms, Hillary Clinton desperately tries to distract "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members "a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program," reports Fox News' Chad Pergram. Shortly afterwards, Rep. DeSantis (R-FL) said the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee is "deeply troubling" and raises serious questions as it relates to the 'Russian collusion' investigation. News of the FISA memo sent shock waves through social media Thursday.

13:58

Gabon says it has busted ivory smuggling network "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Take the Boko Haram connection with a pinch of salt. Gabon trying to push Boko Haram link to get Western support and hide own ina bility to deal with the problem and stop people poaching elephants.A Chadian criminal may well be involved with smuggling to Boko Haram members, doesnt mean Boko Haram is involved in the ivory trade. Similar smoke and mirrors act to the unsupportable Al Shabaab ivory narrative. KS

New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal Officials in Gabon say they have dismantled the Central African nations largest ivory trafficking network, which last year alone was responsible for trading, selling and shipping six tons of ivory across the continent.

A two-year investigation, called Operation Nzok which means elephant in a local language resulted in the arrests of a Chadian man, Abdoulaye Mohamoud Ibrahim, and eight others, including his wife and other family members.

Officials said their analysis of the suspects laptops and cellphones had revealed links to Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has been waging war in northern Nigeria and neighboring areas for nearly nine years.

Gabon has the largest population of forest elephants in the world. Also home to gorillas, mandrills and hippos, it is one of the lushest nations on the planet 80 percent of its land mass is forest.

The countrys president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has faced...

13:57

Disturbing Video Catches Cop Beating His Girlfriend in a BarNo Charges, Dept Let Him Retire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

barA high-ranking police captain was caught on video beating a woman in a bar and he was allowed to quietly retire, likely escaping any punishment in the process.

13:54

Alternatives To Dairy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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13:53

Believing The Impossible Is Necessary to Rationalize Todays Bubble Markets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Chris Martenson and cross-posted from Peak Prosperity

Alice laughed: Theres no use trying, she said; one cant believe impossible things.

I daresay you havent had much practice, said the Queen. When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes Ive believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

~ Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass

To borrow from Lewis Carroll: To have confidence in todays central bank-created bubble markets, we have to believe in six impossible things.

Thing 1: Fundamentals Dont Matter.

In our brave new world of money printing to infinity, were supposed to buy into a new paradigm story. You know, that Its different this time.

Spoiler alert: It never is.

Companies either make money or they dont. Theyre either good investments or they arent. Theyll either return risk-adjusted cash to you over time, or they wont.

Heres a simple exercise. Using a publicly available stock screener at Finviz.com, a favorite site of mine, I set two filter parameters to obtain a list of companies that have::

A market cap of over $2B
A P/E ratio in excess of 50x
These are the biggest companies that, in theory at least, require investors to wait 50 years (or more) to be paid back in profits for each dollar invested.

236 companies fit this description right now. 236!

Heres a screenshot of page 11 of the results. Every company listed here has a P/E multiple of over 190(!).

(Source heres the exact screen I used, so you can troll the results for yourself)

Again, these sky-high ratios mean that investors are willing to wait more than 190 years for these companies to earn back their principal at current stock earnings prices.

In a word, folks, this is nuts. Not even during the height of the 2000 and 2007 bubbles could we find such an enormous number of extreme results spread across every sector as we see today. The small selection in the table above includes companies from the stodgy food, machinery, energy, and insurance sectors, also joined by traditional high-fliers like biotech and internet.

This is exactly the sort of indiscriminate optimism that identifies a late-stage classic bubble market. Nothing can ruin the party vibe. Anything and everything is priced beyond perfection. Each sector has its own story to rationalize the exuberance. Oh, energy is poised to rebound soon, and Amazon has monopoly pricing power that will never be challenged, and Netflix is investing in premium content, and food, well, uh, foodyou know, this particular com...

13:50

John Embry The World Is Going To See $300 Silver "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Embry The World Is Going To See $300 Silver from King World News TDC Note We are contacting Mr. Embry to, hopefully, get an interview scheduled. Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war,...

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13:49

Defense Secretary Mattis says government shutdown will have 'terrible impact' on troops "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday morning that a government shutdown would have a "terrible impact" on military operations. "Our maintenance activities will probably pretty much shut down. We will not be able to induct any more of our gear that need maintenance," he said Friday morning at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was unveiling the National Defense Strategy. The government is barreling towards a shutdown at 11:59 p.m. Friday night, with the Senate unable to pass a 2018 spending bill or a stop-gap measure to keep the government running. At issue is immigration reform. Democrats have refused to pass a spending measure unless there is a fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which the president rescinded last year, but gave Congress until March 5 to fix. Republicans argue Democrats are willing to put the issue ahead of the U.S. military, which has been seriously affected by budget instability. In the event of a shutdown, troops and some civilians will continue to report to work and accrue pay, but will not receive paychecks during the shutdown.

13:49

Duterte bans Philippine nationals from working in Kuwait "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this file photo, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference on the sidelines of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, Nov. 14, 2017. (REUTERS)
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13:45

Mongoose: Russia Discusses Jews in History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mongoose

Its Time to Drop the Jew Taboo

Its making serious discussion of Russian geopolitics and history next to impossible.

Read full article with fourteen parts.

13:34

Italian companies and Ministry of the Interior under attack, experts spotted a huge botnet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Threat actors with a deep knowledge of the Fiscal Italian ecosystem are using a huge botnet to target Italian companies and Ministry of the Interior.

On Januaty 18 a colleague of mine (Luca) called me telling a malicious email was targeting Italian companies. This is the beginning of our new analysis adventure that Luca and I run together.

The email pretended to be sent by Ministero dell Economia e delle Finanze the Italian Department of Treasury  and it had smart subjects such as:

  • Codici Tributo Acconti
  • F24 Acconti-Codice Tributo 4034

The attacker knows very well the Italian Fiscal Year since those modules are very popular from company administration employees at that time. The attacker would probably exploit this attack path reaching out as many companies as possible. The email address was not coming from the Ministero dell economia e delle Finanze at all, it was coming from the following addresses:

  • info@amber-kate.com
  • info@fallriverproductions.com

The email looks like :

 Huge Botnet Attacking Italian Companies
Malicious eMail

A simple link pointing to a high reputation domain was popping out the default browser and downloading the following Javascript file. The high level of obfuscation and the way the content was provided was so suspicious to be worth to follow the analysis.

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13:33

China denounces new US defence strategy that singles out Russia, China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) China has denounced the United States government for its Cold War and zero-sum mentality as reflected in its new national defence strategy.

The 2018 US National Defense Strategy (NDS) unveiled on Friday (Jan 19) named China and Russia as top threats to the US, just like the US National Security Strategy did last month.

We face growing threats from revisionist powers as different as China and Russia are from each other. Nations that do seek to create a world consistent with their authoritarian models, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday.

China is a strategic competitor using predatory economics to intimidate its neighbours while militarising features in the South China Sea, the NDS said.

It is increasingly clear that China and Russia want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model gaining veto authority over other nations economic, diplomatic, and security decisions.

The NDS claimed that China is leveraging military modernisation, influence operations, and predatory economics to coerce neighboring countries to reorder the Indo-Pacific region to their advantage.

Long-term strategic competitions with China and Russia are the principal priorities for the Department, the NDS said.

A spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington was quoted as saying that ones mentality will determine how they see the world.

If someone is always wearing dark glasses, they will never see a bright world, the spokesman said in a statement to the press on Friday evening.

Peace and development are the themes of this era, and are also the shared aspirations of mankind. However, if some people look at the world through a Cold War, zero-sum game mindset, then they are destined to see only conflict and confrontation, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said China and the US shoulder important responsibilities and have extensive common interests in upholding world peace and stability and promoting global development and prosperity.

We hope that the US can align itself with the trend of the world and the will of the people, and put the world and China-US relations into the perspective of cooperation, the spokesman said.

Mr Douglas Paal, vice-president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said: The NDS appears to be a pastiche of slogans masquerading as a....

13:30

10 Weekend Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Peaberry coffee, grab a seat in Captains lounge, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:  Mr. Amazon Steps Out (New York Times)  Future U.S. Equity Returns: A Best-Case Upper Limit. (Philosophical Economics)  Of money and morals: Moneylending has been taboo for most of human history. So how did

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13:30

Nineteen Eighty-Four and Indias Severe Case of Aadhaaritis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A fantastical view of the stupidities, fallacies, misconceptions, whims and fancies regarding Aadhaar.

Nineteen Eighty-Four and India's Severe Case of 'Aadhaaritis'

The only Kafkaesque stipulation I have yet to encounter is the need to have an Aadhaar number in order to apply for an Aadhaar number. Credit: Pixabay

The system sees me as a cantankerous old guy, or cog in short. Maybe a cog is what I am. How else can I explain that even as I disagree with anything and everything that the establishment mandates, everyone totally disregards what I have to say?

One of the reasons for my contrariness is my irritating habit of harking back to the basics. If there is a text, I must refer to it. If there is any legislation, I must go to the bare Act. And if there is nothing at all, I must go to guru Google. No wonder my friends find me a source of constant amusement and, at the same time, ridicule.

These days my friends find my outbursts against my weird encounters particularly amusing. They darkly suggest that there is nothing wrong with the world, and that it is I who am weird.

Somehow, I am not convinced. Take for instance my strange encounter with my banker. He insisted that I must link my account with my Aadhaa...

13:30

NE Dispatch: Scrub Typhus Cases Reported in Mizoram; 151 Tripura Police Officers Transferred "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A round-up of whats happening in Indias Northeast.

Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed the Tripura government to transfer as many as 151 police officers. Credit: PTI

Election Commission of India (ECI) directed the Tripura government to transfer as many as 151 police officers. Credit: PTI

Tripura: On ECIs direction, 151 police officers transferred

Barely a week before the assembly election was to be announced for Tripura, a visiting team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) directed the Tripura government to transfer as many as 151 police officers.

The BJP, which has launched an aggressive campaign to unseat the Left Front government which has been ruling the state for over two decades has quite a few times accused the state police of benefiting the CPI-M. On December 5, BJP cadres gheraoed as many as 50 police stations at each sub-division, alleging the forces total failure in maintaining law and order in the state.

State BJP president Biplab Deb was recently quoted in local media reports as saying in Agartala: Tripura Police is not working as per the constitution. CPI-M is killing BJP activists, raping o...

13:30

Court Rightly Denies Larry Nassars Cowardly Attempt To Silence His Survivors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Larry Nassar, the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor, has pled guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. In his sentencing hearing he presented the judge with a lengthy letter asking to be excused from having to listen to the testimony of his victims, citing that hearing them retell their stories would be too difficult for his own mental health.

Nassar took a plea deal, and part of the deal was that all of the 135 women who have accused him would get the chance to both face him and share their stories with the court. His letter is a cowardly attempt to silence these women, to once again remove their power and re-victimize them, and shows that he continues to center his needs as the most important part of this tragic situation.

Nassars lengthy career placed him in a position of power and trust over children. He joined the USA Gymnastics team as an athletic trainer in 1986, and worked his way up in the organization, gaining increasing amounts of both autonomy and trust. By 1994 the first allegations of abuse were recorded against him, by a future Olympic gold medalist. During this time, Nassar completed his residency to become a family practice doctor, and began treating athletes for USA Gymnastics for medical issues.

He not only violated the trust that parents and other coaches had in him as a trainer, but the faith they had in him as a doctor. He couched his abuse of the dozens of children he molested as medical treatments, and violated many of them for years at a time. Nassar victimized children as young as six years old, and was also indicted for  possession of child pornography, with a collection of some 37,000 images and videos of children being sexually abused on his computer.

This is not a case of someone who was caught once, with few details of wrongdoing, but rather a lengthy, well-documented case with an extensive list of crimes and victims who want their moment in court to confront their abuser. Nassar should be ashamed not only of what he originally did to these girls when they were children, but what he continues to try to do to them now in his attempts to silence them. Women who want to stand up and face the person who abused and harmed them, who want this to be part of the public record, deserve this chance, and it is heinous that he is incapable of any true empathy for them.

Nassar is not the victim in this case, no matter how he tries to portray himself, and he will have years of tax-payer funded therapy to work t...

13:30

Profiting in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Profiting in 2018 by DeepCaster GoldSeek Key Sector Bubbles Bursting and Mega-Moves Up in others are our forecast for 2018and we expect the Bursting and one Mega-Spike UP to begin very soon. (See our latest Alerts and Letters for...

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13:30

Berto Jongman: Huge Pedophilia Ring within Jehovahs Witness Church "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Berto Jongman

Leaked Docs Reveal Huge Pedophile Ring Within Jehovahs Witnesses Church

Leaked internal documents from the Jehovahs Witnesses church reveal a cover-up of a huge pedophile ring operating within the highest ranks of the church. 

According to thirty-three letters and internal documents leaked on Tuesday by FaithLeaks, officials at the Jehovahs Witnesses church have covered-up numerous allegations of child rape between 1999 and 2012.

13:30

Liberal logic: LOreal Paris new representation for hair campaign wears hair-covering hijab "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When you are trying to sell hair products shouldnt you actually see fabulous hair? I really dont buy products based upon a company valuing my voice. Brilliant marketing move, LOreal. From HuffPo: LOral Paris has made tremendous strides toward inclusivity by Continue reading

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Oh, This Old Thing? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spook stuff fascinates me, because its the unwritten side of history; things that happen covertly can have huge impact, but are never publicly known. For someone like me, who is fascinated maybe obsessed with causality, spook stuff is a great cause of many things that we generally never know. Which means, our ability to understand the world around us is permanently compromised.

Years ago, I heard that Ho Chi Minh had asked president Truman for the US support in Vietnams declaration of a democratic republic, which Ho expected the French to suppress. Sure enough, the French did, and the rest (as they say) is history.

Letter from Ho Chi Minh

His reference to the principles of the atlantic and San Francisco charters is to the founding of the United Nations which, we recall, was to prevent superior military powers from attacking inferior powers. As Truman said during the signing ceremony:

If we fail to use it, he concluded, we shall betray all those who have died so that we might meet here in freedom and safety to create it. If we seek to use it selfishly for the advantage of any one nation or any small group of nations we shall be equally guilty of that betrayal.

That was 5 months before Ho Chi Minhs letter. The Peoples Republic of China, and the Soviet Union recognized the Republic of Vietnam but France, and the United States and the UN did not. A tremendous amount of blood was spilled resolving the issue.

Id heard of this letter before, naturally many historians point to it as one of the moments in the history of the time, part of a chain of cause and effect that ended with over 1 million dead Vietnamese, and fifty thousand colonialist French troops and a comparable number of Americans.

So, you may imagine my surprise when Les Gelb, who was part of the team that assembled the Pentagon Papers, mentioned it. It was a sort of casual aside as Brooke Gladstone was interviewing him for the On The Media podcast [otm]: (@8:31)

Gelb: The notion that we had access to everything under the sun, and that this was some definitive history its just plain wrong, Brooke. Because we didnt have that kind of access, and we never were allowed to do any interviews.
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13:26

South Africas ANC to force Zuma to quit as president "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) South Africas ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the partys program for the coming year.

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In this Monday, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017  file photo President Jacob Zuma, attends the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg. The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the partys popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File) The Associated Press

National broadcaster eNCA said on Saturday that the ANCs National Executive Committee (NEC) had resolved on Friday to ask Zuma to resign and that, if he refused, he would be forced to step down by the partys six-strong leadership group. The station did not name its sources.

An anonymous NEC member quoted by online news site News24 said that decision had been reached unanimously.

Zumas second presidential term is due to run until 2019. The newly elected NEC made no mention of his possible early exit in a statement it issued after meeting for the first time on Thursday and Friday under the partys new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Asked about the reports that Zuma would be asked to resign, an ANC spokeswoman said: We cant confirm rumors of things that we dont know. The NEC has issued a statement on the totality of discussions yesterday.

DIVIDED PARTY

Zumas presidency has been tainted by a series of corruption allegations, all of which he denies.

He retains the support of one part of the ANC leadership, but many others in the party argue that he has tarnished the image of Africas oldest liberation movement. While he has been in office, the economy has also slowed to a near-standstill.

Ramaphosa succeeded Zuma as ANC head last month, making him likely to replace Zuma as the countrys next president.

The partys Secretary-General Ace Magashule sa...

13:26

Little grebe eats fish "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 18 January 2018 video shows a little grebe eating a fish.

Jos Olsthoorn made this video in Alphen aan de Rijn in the Netherlands.

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Former army chief Sami Anan announces candidacy for presidency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

The former army chief made his intention to run public via a video on Facebook, calling on Egypt's state institutions to "remain neutral"

13:22

'Explosive' FISA Memo that will 'put people in jail' is released to House of Representatives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation. These sources say the report is "explosive," stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates. -Sara Carter A source close to the matter tells Fox News that "the memo details the Intelligence Committee's oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance." An educated guess by anyone who's been paying attention for the last year leads to the obvious conclusion that the report reveals extensive abuse of power and highly illegal collusion between the Obama administration, the FBI, the DOJ and the Clinton Campaign against Donald Trump and his team during and after the 2016 presidential election.

13:21

Eleven Journalists Killed, 46 Attacked, 27 Cases of Police Action: Report on Press Freedom 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Gauri Lankeshs murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace.

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New Delhi: The India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017 by The Hoot confirms with data what an alarming year 2017 was for journalists, including photographers and stringers, reporting from different parts of the country. Last year saw 11 journalists murdered, the reason for three of which can be connected to their work, 46 cases of attacks and 27 cases of police action including arrest and cases filed.

In September, Gauri Lankesh, editor of the weekly Lankesh Patrike   a magazine that has been described as an anti-establishment publication  was shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru. Two journalists were killed in Tripura  Santanu Bhowmick from the news channel Din Raat while he was covering clashes between two rival tribal associations, and Sudip Datta Bhaumik, a senior journalist with Syandan Patrika, who was shot dead by a Tripura State Rif...

Riot Turtle on The Final Straw Amin: A Refugee Voice in Moria camp on Lesvos (Minisode) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Riot Turtle (independent Enough is Enough reporter) spoke with many refugees during their visit to Lesvos, and The Final Straw is happy to release this interview.

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Image: Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece on December 26, 2017.

Originally published by The Final Straw.

Read all our reports about #RefugeesGR; here.

Riot Turtle on The Final Straw Amin: A Refugee Voice in Mo...

13:20

Former Catalonian president threatened with arrest if he returns to Spain, says he'll work from "afar" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Catalonia's former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday. Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen as he tries to get his old job back and step up the pressure on Spanish authorities, which have said a fugitive abroad can't be the Catalan regional president. The University of Copenhagen announced a debate for Monday in the Danish capital on "Catalonia and Europe at a Crossroads for Democracy." Janni Brixen, a media official with the university's Faculty of Social Science, said Puigdemont would attend it "in person."

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'Deplorable Vet' calls out Maxine Waters, offers to take her seat at SOTU, now will be attending "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ricky Taylor - a Trump-supporting U.S. Army veteran who goes by the Twitter name "Deplorable Vet" - will attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech on Jan. 30 thanks to the attention his viral tweet received and to the good nature of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis). Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told MSNBC's Joy Reid on Friday that she had plans of protesting Trump's State of the Union speech, refusing to attend.

13:11

No more late nights for James "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



A swallow I thought I spotted in May last year actually does now make a summer. Newsnight came to its senses after all:


If you want a reminder of the sheer awfulness and partisanship of JO'B's attack on Asra Nomani please click here.  

I wander if the decision to drop James O'Brien came before or after Ian Katz's departure from Newsnight back in October last year? His last gig on Newsnight was on 26 October. Did acting editors Jess Brammar and Daniel Clarke make that wise decision, or was it a parting gift from Mr Katz? Twitter suggests it was around 30 October that JO'B was requested to step aside, one day before Ian Katz's departure was formally announced

13:11

Dirty Cop Busted Running Drugs, Protecting Drug Lords & Selling Police Beatdowns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

drugAn LA County Sheriffs Deputy was arrested and charged for his role in massive drug trafficking operations worth millions of dollars.

13:10

Rickards: Next Financial Panic Will Be the Biggest of All, with Only One Place to Turn (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rickards: Next Financial Panic Will Be the Biggest of All, with Only One Place to Turn Podcast by Mike Gleason Money Metals Coming up well hear another amazing interview with Jim Rickards. Jim examines what the next financial crisis...

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13:09

Pence heads to Mideast amid Arab anger over Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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AFP/File / by by Maram Mazen with Dave Clark in Washington | US Vice President Mike Pences trip to the Middle East was delayed last month because of controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

CAIRO (AFP)  US Vice President Mike Pence headed for Egypt Saturday to begin a Middle East trip overshadowed by anger in the Arab world over Washingtons recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.Pence had been due to travel to the region in December but controversy over President Donald Trumps decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem saw many planned meetings cancelled.

While the deadly protests that erupted in the Palestinian territories at the time have subsided, concerns are mounting over the future of the UN aid agency for Palestinians (UNRWA).

Washington has frozen tens of millions of dollars of funding for the cash-strapped body, putting at risk operations to feed, teach and heal hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees.

The Palestinian leadership, already furious over the Jerusalem decision, has denounced the US administration and had already refused to meet Pence in December.

But the vice presidents press secretary, Alyssa Farah, said he would still meet the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Israel on the high-stakes four-day tour.

Pence will arrive in Cairo on Saturday for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before travelling to Amman for a one-on-one meeting with King Abdullah II on Sunday.

Key security partners

The leaders of both countries, the only Arab states that have peace treaties with Israel, would be key players if US mediators ever manage to get a revived Israeli-Palestinian peace process off the ground, as Trump says he wants.

They are also key intelligence-sharing and security partners in Americas various covert and overt battles against Islamist extremism in the region and Egypt is a major recipient of aid to help it buy advanced US military hardware.

Sisi, one of Trumps closest allies in the region, had urged the US president before his Jerusalem declaration not to complicate the situation in the region by taking measures that jeopardise the chances of peace in the Middle East.

Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Egypts highest institution of Sunni Islam, cancelled a meeting with Pence in protest at the Jerusalem decision..........

13:03

Woodpecker music on lamppost "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 18 January 2018 video shows a great spotted woodpecker drumming on a lamppost.

Michael de Vries in the Netherlands made this video.

13:02

Government Shuts Down As Democrats Hold the Line on DACA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its no surprise that immigration would be the pivotal issue in US politics this year. Since last September, when President Donald Trump terminated Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) the Obama-era program that protected undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children the subject has dominated contentious discussions on short-term spending bills. On Friday night, the issue led to the shutdown of the government.

Senate Republicans insisted they are willing to find a compromise for DACA, but not as a provision in a stopgap measure. Immigrant rights groups, however, increased pressure on Democrats to reject any deal from an unreliable partner that provides no relief to the 800,000 young recipients.

In the end, Democrats were not swayed by the assurances Republican leaders offered, and most of them voted against the continuing resolution (CR) that would have kept the government open. Only a handful of senators from red states, most of whom are up for reelection this fall, defected.

What happens next will largely depend on who is going to be blamed for the shutdown. Both sides started pointed fingers long before the final vote. Democrats are arguing they cannot be blamed because Republicans control both chambers of Congress and the White House. The GOP is hoping that voters will buy into their argument that Democrats are putting the interests of undocumented immigrants ahead of those of US citizens.

Dreamer, DACA

Marcher at rally on Brooklyn Bridge demanding real immigration reform, October 5, 2013. Photo credit: Michael Fleshman / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

It is possible that another short-term CR can be passed in the upcoming days, but if both sides dig in their heels, polling will have a lot to do with who blinks first.

The 2020 presidential race also plays a role in this latest political saga. A handful of Senate Democrats, including Sens. Cory Booker (NJ), Kamala Harris (CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) are all viewed as potential challengers of President Donald Trump and have vowed to stick up for the Dreamers the generation of undocume...

13:02

Continuity of Agenda: US Encirclement of China Continues Under Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The United States has pursued a decades-long policy of encircling, containing and if possible, undermining China as part of a larger strategy of achieving and maintaining what US policy papers call primacy over Asia.

US policy has led to deeply-rooted networks operating within Chinas borders and along Chinas geopolitical peripheries to divide and destabilize the immense and increasingly powerful Asian state. These networks are funded and supported regardless of who occupies the White House. While the rhetoric shifts from president to president regarding why the US is providing so-called activists and opposition fronts aid, the aid and the agenda it serves continues.

Under current US President Donald Trumps predecessor President Barack Obama, this ongoing policy was marketed to the American and international public as the Pivot to Asia. It was spun as a means for the US to reengage with Asia but in reality constituted an overt attempt to co-opt the governments of Chinas neighbors and break up the regions growing ties with Beijing.

Obamas Pivot was a failure, but one within the greater context of a general decline in US primacy both in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

Under Trump, this policy of encircling and containing China continues. It is now marketed to the public as an Indo-Pacific strategy, with the US forced to court India, Australia and Japan on the fringes of Asia Pacific after failing to make progress within Asia Pacific itself.

It is important to understand just how long-term these polices are so that when Trump announces them to the public, the public understands that it is not Trumps policy, but simply Trump continuing to carry out the agenda of the very special interests (the so-called Deep State) he vowed to resist upon taking office.

Understanding that these policies serve special interests and at the cost of the American public helps inoculate the public to rhetoric claiming that confronting China and destabilizing Asia is somehow part of making America great again.

Tibet

Tibet is one of the oldest and most clear-cut e...

13:00

You Think Your Landlord Is Bad? Try Renting From Wall Street "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Renita Barbee, 52, was still grieving the death of her mother last fall when she received another shock. Her landlord, the Wall Street rental behemoth Invitation Homes, was raising her rent to $3,000 a month, an increase of more than $800 all at once. Barbee had shared the three-bedroom Los Angeles rental home with her mother, husband, and daughter. But her husband wasnt working after a recent stroke, and without her mothers Social Security payments to help cover the bills, there was no way that Barbees family could afford to stay put on just her salary as a city dispatcher.

Frantic calls and e-mails to the company went unreturned. Barbee says she was accustomed to getting an operator when she called Invitation Homes, one of several large investors that seized an opportunity to profit in the aftermath of the housing crash. Backed by private equity cash, these investors took advantage of fire-sale prices to scoop up hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes nationwide and convert them into rental properties. The new investors-turned-landlords often looked little like the mom-and-pop operators who have typically managed single-family rentals, tenants found.

There was no opportunity to just go talk to someone and negotiate, Barbee tells the Intercept.

Shes one of hundreds of thousands of Americans whowhether they know it or notare now renting from Wall Street. A new report by three housing and consumer rights groups claims that her experience is a typical one, and that Wall Streets new rental empire is characterized by aggressive rent hikes, fee gouging, and high rates of eviction. These practices, according to the report, are propping up a new asset class known as single-family rental securities, akin to mortgage securities but backed instead by the rent checks of tenants like Barbee.

Since their debut in 2013, rent-backed securities have ballooned into a nearly $20 billion market that won a first-of-its-kind taxpayer backing from Fannie Mae in January 2017. Last month, Freddie Mac announced its own single-family rental financing deal. These developments augur continued growth of the controversial industry, and many affordable housing and consumer advocates are calling for additional regulations.

This important report highlights the way Wall Street landlords have driven up rental prices and provided terrible living conditionsparticularly in low-income and minority communities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told the Intercept. We need to do much more to provide clean, safe, and affordable housing for work...

13:00

Economics Is Like Birdwatching You Have to Know What to Look For "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Gary Galles
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Have you ever been birdwatching? If not, how well do you think you would recognize the birds around you the first time you tried? Even if you were specifically looking for a species present in your area, you might fail to recognize it. The reason is simple. Without additional training, there are many ways to identify birds you are unaware of you often would not know what to look at or listen for, or where or when to look. An experienced birder might well see what you missed.

Applying economics to public policy is akin to birdwatching in this way, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatchers presume they have the expertise to educate others to their views, while almost everyone seems to assume they have sufficient expertise in economics to pontificate on public policies. This leads to ignorance of the predictable, even if unintended, adverse side effects that can turn seemingly helpful economic policies into harmful ones, because people dont know where or how to look to recognize them, and massive overconfidence in governments ability to effectively solve societal problems.

At its core, economic analysis reduces to the proposition that incentives matter. Changes in the relevant costs or benefits facing decision-makers will alter peoples choices in predictable directions. Higher expected benefits induce people to do more of something, and higher expected costs induce them to do less. And, importantly, there are almost always more areas in which peoples incentives, and thus choices, are changed than those not expert in a field realize, resulting in responses to market incentives that are surprisingly (to central planners, if not to economists) large. 

The altered choices of one group will also alter the costs and benefits of choices facing others, causing changes in their behavior that illustrate the impossibility of changing just one incentive story via changing policy. Those changes will, in turn, alter others incentives and behaviors, in a widening series of effects. 

Economists are trained to look for all the important incentive changes that will face the affected individuals, and the predictable effects that will result, when analyzing policy changes effects which untrained policy watchers often miss. If they are well-trained, they should also have learned enough humility about the complexity of social processes to admit that there can be margins of choice they might have overlooked as well, leading to drastic limitations on anyones ability to confidently is...

Top 5 Stories This Week (Jan 15-19, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here's what you guys loved the most on our site this week:

Why Walkable Streets are More Economically Productive

by Rachel Quednau | January 18, 2018

3 dollars-and-cents arguments that definitively prove the need for people-oriented, walk-friendly places.

Blame the Infrastructure, Not the Person Biking

by Alex Baca | January 16, 2018

This summer, I broke my jaw in a crash with another cyclist who was going the wrong way in my bike lane. But I don't blame him for what happened. 

Slow the Cars

by Charles Marohn | January 16, 2018

The most compelling thing we can do today to make our cities wealthier and more successful is to substantially slow automobile speeds on our streets.

Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow

by Jason Segedy | January 17, 2018

Over the last 70 years, our cities and towns have spread out in a way that our forebears never dreamed of, and that future generations will never be able to pay for.

Lessons Learned in Meeting the Demand for Family-Friendly Urban Living

by Jennifer Griffin | January 17, 2018

The transformation of downtown Vancouver begins to illustrate the potential return for cities that work to make their downtowns conducive for families with kids.

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Tricked-out Barbecue Will Make You Do a Spit Take "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Strn] and his friends love to barbecue no matter what its like outside. But something always seems to interrupt the fun: either its time to get up and turn the meat, or the music stops because somebodys phone ran out of juice, or darkness falls and there arent enough flashlights or charged-up phones. He had the idea to build the Swiss Army knife of barbecues, a portable powerhouse that solves all of these problems and more (translated).

Most importantly, the E-Mangal rotates the skewers for even cooking. It does this with a 3D-printed worm gear system driven by the heater flap actuator from a car. After 25 minutes of slow rotation, a voice announces that its time to eat. [Strn] and friends will never hurt for music options between the pre-loaded tracks, Bluetooth audio, FM antenna, USB, and SD options running through a 3W amp. Two USB lights illuminate nighttime barbecuing, and the 10 Ah battery can do it all and keep everyones phone charged. For safetys sake, [Strn] included a half-liter water tank to extinguish the coals via jet stream. Everything is run by a PIC18F, and it can be controlled at the box or through a simple web interface.

We love the look of this barbecue controller almost as much as the functionality. The sturdy stance of those short, angled legs give it a mid-century appliance feel, and seeing all the guts on display is always a plus. Grab a turkey leg and take the tour after the break.

The E-Mangal has a thermocouple in the coal box to measure the temperature, but theres no direct control. If youre more interested in temperature options than entertainment, heres a project that micromanages everything on the grill.

 

12:58

Turkish planes strike Kurdish militia positions in Syria, say reports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Turkish president Erdogan said that Turkey has begun 'de-facto ground operation' in Afrin and that Manbij will be next

12:52

Virginia: Man converts to Islam, plots jihad massacre, amasses child porn, seeks polygamous marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convertvoiced support for the Islamic State and was researching how to plan and commit a terrorist attack.There were hundreds of sexually explicit images of pre-pubescent children, including infants, on the phoneDuncan is married to Zakiya Sadeq, a 36-year-old doctor he met through religious circles. But he also courted an []

12:50

The Archetypal Democrat, or worse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

12:50

Tom Fitton on NEW Clinton Emails, #ReleaseTheMemo, Trump Travel, & Uranium One (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tom Fitton on NEW Clinton Emails, #ReleaseTheMemo, Trump Travel, & Uranium One Video Judicial Watch Video Source

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12:50

Facebook & Google Promise Congress Theyll Brainwash You With Their Own Counter Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social media giants have gone a step further and promised Congress that they deploy their own 'counter-propaganda' to combat what they consider 'extremist content.'

12:48

Worldwide: Hands Off Afrin! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The late-breaking invasion of the Afrin region of Kurdistan undertaken by Erdogans fascistic regime, threatens only more destruction, massive loss of life and more imperialist chaos in the Middle East. Clustering around this small region, and watching like the vultures they are, all the different imperialist interests stand to the side, waiting to move for their own sordid gains, just like the Prussians and Versailles around the Commune of Paris in 1871.

Of course, this latest war-mongering attempt will be firmly opposed on the ground by the militias of the YPG/SDF, but with an appreciable difference in weapons, numbers and resources. Growing consciousness of the struggle of Rojava and international volunteers helped turn the tide a great deal in the past few years, and was a significant addition in a moral and material sense. Now is the moment for these seeds to truly blossom and bear fruit, in an international movement of solidarity with the Kurdish liberation struggle, against this fascistic military invasion whose openly-stated goal is to massacre Kurds! We cant let them stand alone!

With such a call, obviously not everyone can be expected to drop everything and rush off to Kurdistan. But in truth people can help wherever they are from, in a most concrete and practical way. Thus, we call for immediate demonstrations at Turkish embassies and practical and continued actions against symbols of the Turkish state, lar...

12:48

Resistance against Donald Trump, real and fake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 21 January 2017 video from the USA is called The Womens March in Washington, D.C.

By Barry Grey in the USA:

One year of Democratic sabotage of opposition to Trump

20 January 2018

One year ago, on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Even as he was delivering his fascistic America First rant from the steps of the Capitol, thousands were protesting nearby.

The next day, the largest and most widespread protest demonstrations in US history were held in opposition to the new president. They involved between three million and five million people in more than 500 US cities, and were joined by protests in more than 100 cities outside the US.

The following weekend, demonstrations broke out at airports and cities across the US against Trumps anti-Muslim travel ban.

Since then, the mass hatred for Trump has only intensified. Recent polls show that his approval rating is the lowest for any modern president after one year in office. Large majorities consider him a racist and oppose his foreign policy and his policies on health care and immigration.

Trump won the 2016 elections by taking advantage of disgust with the Democra...

12:46

Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 41 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In zijn column van 10 september 2007 op The Worlds Opinion Page van  Project Syndicate gaf Ian Buruma het volgende resum van de Amerikaanse buitenlandse politiek na 1945:  

South Korean democracy was not something the US gave to the Koreans, or even always encouraged. From the late 1940s to the late 1980s, the US played along with, and sometimes actively backed, anti-Communist authoritarian rulers, who grabbed and consolidated their powers through violent coups and the suppression of dissent.

The same was true in the Philip...

12:44

Hugh Pym and the BBC's NHS coverage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


For anyone who's interested, here's a transcript of the main part of this week's Newswatch

Hugh Pym

Samira Ahmed: Now, not for the first time, we are in the middle of a winter of difficulties and challenges for the National Health Service. BBC News has been reporting them with considerable attention. 
BBC NewsreaderTonight at 6:00pm, an apology from Theresa May after new figures reveal pressure on the NHS this winter. From ambulance transfer delays, unprecedented calls to the helpline and operations postponed. BBC Newsreader: A stark claim by doctors: Winter pressures have left patients dying prematurely in hospital corridors. They say safety in A&E units in England and Wales has been compromised at a sometimes intolerable level. 
Doctor: There is a clear emergency and what a number of other observers have clearly described as a crisis. 
BBC Newsreader: One in ten nurses is leaving the NHS in England every year, as the gap between those leaving and joining the profession widens. BBC Newsreader: Hospital consultants in Wales say patient safety is being compromise...

12:44

The Strange Case of the Missing Retweet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



I read a comment somewhere this morning saying "Newswatch is just a way for BBC News to just take the subtle piss out of any complainers". 

Unfair or not, cynical or not, Twitter was certainly full of people extracting the not-so-subtle urine out of the first featured complainer on this week's edition

Here's the section in question:
Samira Ahmed: First, it's not always what you see on the news which captures the attention of Newswatch viewers, but when you see it. On Wednesday evening, a football match was showing live on BBC One. If you're interested, an FA Cup third-round replay between Chelsea and Norwich City. Unfortunately, not everyone was interested and when the broadcast overran because of a late start to the game and they go into extra time and then a penalty shoot out, some of them were pretty angry, as the News at Ten became the News at 10:45pm. Here's Deborah Toulson:
Deborah: Last night, my husband and I got home after a long day at work and we do like to sit down and watch the Ten O'Clock News. But it turns out a football match was overrunning and the news had to be displaced by 45 minutes. I just don't think somebody's got their head screwed on. If the football match is that important, put it on a different channel. But I feel news comes before football. 
(A mil...

12:39

Avgi, the girl that lived 9,000 years ago: Greek and Swedish experts reconstruct her face "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Archaeologists called her Avgi Dawn because she lived at the dawn of todays civilization. Last time anyone saw her face was nearly 9,000 years ago.  She lived in Thessaly, Central Greece, at the end of the Mesolithic period around 7000 B.C. Greek and Swedish scientists reconstructed her face and presented it to the

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12:38

One who looks on and watches "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



My copy of The Spectator awaited me when I got home from work last night and, beginning at the beginning, it was interesting to note just how much 'BBC stuff' there is in it, starting with Justin Webb's 'Diary' in which Our Justin pays a handsome tribute to his friend John Humphrys, describes his (partial) fondness for his  regular Twitter critics - especially the astrology correspondent of The Lady - and talks about CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who (as you may recall) recently co-hosted Today. Our Justin deliberately let slip an interesting nugget about the CNN star: "When she guest-presented the Today programme recently, she came with a helper who carried her jacket to the studio". As Justin said, she's now "terribly grand".

Then came Charles Moore writing about Sunday evening's The Coronation on BBC One and how "it never explained or even mentioned that the ceremony in which the anointing and the putting on the crown were framed was the communion" and didn't tell viewers that the Queen's taking of communion during her coronation was considered "too sacred a moment for the cameras to film", thus meaning that "the shape of the service could not be understood". Why did the BBC omit those facts? Mr Moore speculates that one reason could be that "the wholly Christian (and specifically Anglican) nature of the entire thing" might have been "considered a slightly tricky subject" by the BBC - which, if true, would be quite something.
And then came Ross Clark registering some qualms about the possibly highly dire unexpected consequences of concerted action to tackle "the great plastic panic" - a 'panic' provoked by distressing scenes involving albatrosses and...

12:30

GDX $25 Breakout on Earnings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GDX $25 Breakout on Earnings by Adam Hamilton SafeHaven The worlds leading gold-stock ETF is nearing a major upside breakout from key technical levels.  GDX is getting closer to challenging and powering above $25.  That would accelerate the sentiment...

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12:30

Bloody Milk Indirectly Poses Hard Questions for Indias Gau Rakshaks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If any incurable, contagious epidemic were to hit Indian cattle, who will decide on the course of action? The government? Cow owners? Or vigilantes?

A still from Bloody Milk. Credit: Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

The argument for Bloody Milk (Petit Paysan in French) with its theme of loved, but endangered cattle, to have been a part of the competition section of the ongoing Pune International Film Festival is strong. An award-winning debut by French filmmaker Hubert Charuel, the film comes at a timely moment as it could add a new angle to the gau rakshak discussion in India if it drew a wider audience.

Competently made and humane (the director is the son of dairy farmers), the film which was shown earlier at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) throws up questions that have yet to be systematically raised in India about cow protection. And were they to be raised, what would our response be?

That the films protagonist Pierre a young man in his mid-thirties adores his cows is stamped on the viewers mind from the films very first images. The opening shots show Pierre aslee...

12:27

Trump Tax Plan 'Will Result in Job Creation and a Faster Growing Economy', Apple CEO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that President Trump's tax plan would result in a faster-growing economy and greater job creation. In an interview with ABC News, Cook discussed a number of recent announcements by Apple, including their plan to invest $350 billion in the U.S. economy over the next five years and how President Trump's tax plan will help the U.S. economy. Cook refused to "take a position" on how the new tax plan will affect individual Americans but commented on the corporate tax saying, "I do believe the corporate side will result in job creation and a faster growing economy." Cook added that under Obama's tax plan, the $38 billion tax payment the company plans to make as part of repatriating offshore cash would not have been paid. "I hope - I have that faith - that it will be used for great purpose for the country," said Cook, "whether that's infrastructure or education, or what have you, that will further supply jobs in the U.S." Cook criticised the Obama-era tax plans saying that he "never thought" that the old tax system was "good for the United States." Cook stated that he believed the harsh tax restrictions forced "people to invest elsewhere instead of within the country." Cook also believes that a company like Apple could only have been founded in America and they have a responsibility to give back to the country, "one of the ways to do that is to create jobs," said Cook.

12:24

Canada: Trudeau and the Islamic perspective on the LGBTQ community "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has often advertised that in Canada, diversity is our strength; meanwhile, the Liberal policy requires employers sign an attestation that their core mandate respects human rights and the values underlying the Charter, including reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of, among other things, sexual []

12:22

Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zionist quotes reveal genocidal racism By Gideon Polya The Anglosphere countries (the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) are variously based on genocide of the Indigenous inhabitants but in the post-WW2 era these countries variously came to terms with this genocidal racist past. Indeed Donald Trump and the lunatic right aside, it is now []

12:19

Police Shut Down Pirate Streaming TV Provider, Three Men Arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As prices for official multi-channel cable and satellite packages continue to increase, unauthorized streaming TV providers are providing an interesting alternative for those who demand the greatest variety of channels at a cut-down price.

Of course, none of this is legal and as such, authorities are clamping down. Today brings news of yet another pirate raid, this time in the city of Lublin, Poland.

A statement from the Provincial Police Headquarters reveals that officers from the Cybercrime and Economic Crime units conducted an investigation under the supervision of the District Prosecutors Office in Lublin. Locations in three provinces Dolnolskie, Zachodniopomorskie and Wielkopolskie were searched.

According to prosecutors, the operators of the website illegally streamed the majority of all television channels available locally, including digital TV and state television. More than 160 channels were supplied via the site without permission. Users were initially given free access to the currently unnamed service but were then encouraged to subscribe to a premium package.

Pirate Streaming TV service (Credit: Polish police)

The funds obtained from this procedure were invested in the further development of criminal activity and in foreign and Polish companies, of which [the suspects] were owners, a police statement notes.

Local reports indicate three men, aged 30, 42 and 57, were arrested and brought to the prosecutors office. There they faced allegations of illegally distributing pay television and using the revenue as a permanent source of income.

We estimate that the suspects could have benefited to the tune of nearly 3.5 million zlotys [840,663 euros] via their illegal practices, police add.

Pirate Streaming TV service (Credit: Polish police)

In addition to the arrests, police also seized equipment including 12 computers, nine servers, tablets, decoders, telephones, more than 60 hard drives and similar devices, plus documentation.

The news of these raids in Poland follows on the heels of a Europol led operation to...

12:17

Red Hat reverts Spectre (CVE-2017-5715) security updates due to boot issues reported by customers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Red Hat is going to release updates that are reverting previous patches for the Spectre vulnerability (Variant 2, aka CVE-2017-5715).

Just after the release of Spectre and Meltdown patches many experts argued a significative impact on performance and stability of systems running them.

While Meltdown and Spectre Variant 1 could be theoretically being addressed by patching the OS, Spectre Variant 2 require a firmware/microcode update to address the issue.

Now Red Hat joint to the list of companies that observed problems after the installation of the patches, it is releasing updates that are reverting previous patches for the Spectre vulnerability (Variant 2, aka CVE-2017-5715).

The company decided to revert the initial security updates because it received from some customers complaints about booting failure for their systems.

Red Hat is recommending its customers to contact their OEM hardware provider to receive the latest release of firmware to mitigate the CVE-2017-5715.

Red Hat Security is currently recommending that subscribers contact their CPU OEM vendor to download the latest microcode/firmware for their processor. reads the advisory published by Red Hat.

The latest microcode_ctl and linux-firmware packages from Red Hat do not include resolutions to the CVE-2017-5715 (variant 2) exploit. Red Hat is no longer providing microcode to address Spectre, variant 2, due to instabilities introduced that are causing customer systems to not boot. The latest microcode_ctl and linux-firmware packages are reverting these unstable microprocessor firmware changes to versions that were known to be stable and well tested, released prior to the Spectre/Meltdown embargo lift date on Jan 3rd. Customers are advised to contact their silicon vendor to get the latest microcode for their particular processor.

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12:14

The extra 1 billion promised to the DUP is still a card to play in the renewed party talks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Because of the DUPs pact with the Conservatives, Nationalists chose to believe that the DUP have the Conservative government in their pocket and write off the secretary of state as an impartial mediator. But Sam Coates, the Times correspondent with arguably the closest contacts with the Tories,  throws a  different light  to reveal a much more complicated  relationship.

Relations between the DUP and the Tories are under increasing strain amid uncertainty over when the 1 billion promised as part of the confidence and supply deal to keep the Conservatives in power will be delivered.

Only 20 million of the 1 billion from the confidence and supply deal has been transferred, with 30 million rolled over until the next financial year.

(The DUP want) to be able to guarantee when the cash will arrive. Few Tories believe that the DUP will abandon the confidence and supply agreement because it is vehemently opposed to Jeremy Corbyn getting into power. However they do believe that the DUP could apply pressure by using hardline tactics to get its way, since the government depends on its MPs to pass legislation.

Each week, the Tories must negotiate the length of time that the ten DUP MPs are in Westminster and outside of these hours the government could, in theory, be ambushed. This government only has a majority for 36 hours, one source said. There is concern that the DUP could team up with opposition MPs and defeat the government over so-called waspi women a group that wants to rectify an injustice to the pensions of women born in the 1950s. Such a defeat could cost the government several billion pounds and senior DUP figures are aware this could be a strong bargaining tool.

The 1 billion bonanza is bound to feature as an incentive or bargaining chip in the renewed talks. But its a tricky one to deploy, as weve already seen, after Karen Bradley  clarified her ad libbed remarks  that the  dispersal of the extra funding would be conditional on a resumption of  Stormont.

Would Sinn Fein spurn  the new money  in favour of demanding  guarantees for  an Irish Language Act?  Would the British government  pluck up courage  to disillusion  the DUP of their firm conviction that the full amount would be available under direct rule if they think the DUP is cutting up unreasonably in the talks? If theres absolutely no risk of that happening, why are the DUP  flexing their muscle power to Sam Coates and threatening to use it if theres any backsliding by the government?

 

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12:13

Senate Democrats Defend Voting in Line With Donald Trump on NSA Surveillance Bill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How could the same Senate Democrats   and Jeff Flake who characterize the Trump administration as one that continuously erodes democratic norms and might even be Stalinist, go ahead and vote to expand the same administrations spying powers for six years?

We asked them about how they arrived at that curious position. None voiced any concern over giving Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the FBI access to NSA data, which can be searched without a warrant.

The bill, which passed 65-34, extends the NSAs surveillance powers until 2023 and consolidates the FBIs authority to search those communications without a warrant. The decade-old law is designed to surveil foreign targets, but law-abiding Americans are swept into it as well.

Twenty-one Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the National Security Agency to collect mass amounts of Americans communications without a warrant.

It explicitly authorizes warrantless searches of law-abiding Americans, and allows for the collection of communications entirely among innocent Americans who reference the wrong foreigner, and gives the attorney general unchecked power to decide when the government can use what it finds against us, to pick just three of its many troubling provisions, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a statement following the vote.

The Thursday vote came two days after Senate Democrats in a narrow vote in which Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., was the deciding factor helped pass a motion to successfully block any possible amendments to the FISA bill. 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced an amendment on Tuesday to ban backdoor searches. Hours later, she voted to shut down the amendment process. When we asked her why she ultimately voted for the motion, Feinstein said, Because I think, you know, we went over it in Intelligence. I sort of know where things are. And I think we should just get it done, is my view. Feinstein, whom Trump has referred to as Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, recently released a transcript of congressional testimony from the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm that famously authored the dossier on Trumps ties to Russian officials.

Angus King, an independent senator from Maine, said he voted to block the amendment process because I worked on amendments on the committee bill that I think were adequate. Asked whether he trusts Sessions to allow backdoor searches without warrants, he declin...

12:10

Ned Naylor-Leyland: Gold Price & Bond Markets Are Now in Major Disagreement (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ned Naylor-Leyland: Gold Price & Bond Markets Are Now in Major Disagreement Video Wall St for Main St Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed first time guest, gold fund manager of the Old Mutual Gold &...

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12:03

Six Environment Stories to Watch in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By UN Environment

 

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1. Coral reefs

With three quarters of the worlds coral reefs already at risk due to threats ranging from invasive species to ocean acidification to...

12:02

Scientists just uncovered the cause of a massive epidemic using 500-year-old teeth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nearly 500 years ago in what we now call Mexico, a disease started rippling through the population. Red spots appeared on the skin, accompanied by wretched vomiting, bleeding from multiple orifices, and eventually, death. Combined with an invasion from Europe and horrific droughts, it was generally not a pleasant time or place to be alive.

It bore the name cocoliztli, meaning pestilence, and it killed between five and 15 million people in just three years. As many plagues were at the time, it proved deadly and mysterious, burning through entire populations. Occurring centuries before John Snows work on cholera gave rise to epidemiology, data on the diseases devastation was sparse. Over the years, researchers and historians attempted to pin the blame for the illness on measles, plague, viral hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola, and typhoid fevera disease caused by a variation of the bacteria Salmonella enterica.

In a paper published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers present evidence that the latter was the most likely candidate in this cast of microbial miscreants. The study was pre-printed in biorxiv last year. The researchers detected the genome of a different variety of Salmonella enterica (the specific variety is Paratyphi C) in teeth of individuals buried in a cemetery historically linked to the deadly outbreak.

12:02

I met with the President of Chile, Michelle Bachele, last night "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We talked a bit, and I had dinner at the presidential palace. Heres a quick snapshot I got of us chatting! There are some professional pictures coming too. #transhumanism

12:01

January 21 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

763 The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ended in a decisive Abbasid victory.

1189 Philip II of France and Richard I of England began to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade.

1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement was born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptised each other in the home of Manzs mother in Zrich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.

1643 Abel Tasman was the first European to reach Tonga.

1749 The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire.

1789 The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, was printed in Boston, Massachusetts.

1793 After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention,Louis XVI of France was executed by guillotine.

1824   Thomas Stonewall Jackson, American, Confederate army general was born (d. 1863).

1859  Ice came to Nelson for the first time.

Ice comes to Nelson

1864 The Tauranga Campaign started during the New Zealand Land Wars.

1887 Brisbane received a daily rainfall of 465 millimetres (18.3 inches), a record for any Australian capital city.

1889  Professor Thomas Baldwin descended by parachute from a balloon floating high above South Dunedin.

American acrobat parachutes from balloon

1893 The...

12:00

Self care Saturday, January 20: When I step outside on the first day of spring "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And the sun is actually out in the morning:

-Shiv

11:59

Burj Hammoud Garbage Mountain Swamped by Waters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A picture and a video are being circulated today showing the Burj Hammoud landfill being swamped by rising waters.

The authorities have been dumping the whole garbage mountain into the sea for months now and it looks like the latest storm made their job even easier. I guess now is the perfect opportunity for our Environment Minister to blame Mother Nature for the ongoing garbage crisis!

Speaking of which, Human Rights Watch is asking everyone to sign a petition to stop burning garbage in Lebanon.

11:58

Debt Rattle January 20 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vincent van Gogh Lane near Arles 1888   US Government Shutdown Begins As Spending Bill Fails In Senate (R.) Trump To Tout US Economy, Urge Fair Trade At Elite Davos Forum (R.) What Will Rising Mortgage Rates Do to Housing Bubble 2? (WS) Fever Pitch (Jim Kunstler) NSA Deleted Surveillance

The post Debt Rattle January 20 2018 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

11:51

15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Remember "Crackas With Attitude"? A notorious pro-Palestinian hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks against United States intelligence officials and leaked the personal details of 20,000 FBI agents, 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers, and some number of DoJ staffers in 2015. Believe or not, the leader of this hacking group was just 15-years-old when he used "social

11:45

US Gold Reserves, Of Immense Interest to Russia and China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Gold Reserves, Of Immense Interest to Russia and China by  Ronan Manly Bullion Star Recently, Russian television network RT extensively quoted me in a series of articles about the US Governments gold reserves. The RT articles, published on...

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11:44

Britain will secure a bespoke trade deal after Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron suggests Theresa May and Macron Post Selfie of The Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theresa May selfie with Macron posted by her on Twitter @theresa_may

By Telegraph Reporters

Emmanuel Macron has said Britain will secure a bespoke trade deal but left the door open to Brexit being reversed.

The French President said he would love to welcome the UK back into the European Union and insisted the group of member states will become 27 unhappily.

Mr Macron said on Thursday that France would not give in to British demands for the financial services sector to be covered by a Brexit trade deal after talks with Theresa May.

In an interview recorded for BBC Ones The Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, he said there is a a competition between different countries to attract financial services companies in the future and that France wanted to attract the maximum activity.

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11:44

UFO DECEPTION OP! DELONGE REID BIGELOW & NY TIMES EXPOSED! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Dark Journalist & Special Guests Forbidden Knowledge TV's Alexandra Bruce and Giza Death Star Author Dr. Joseph Farrell present captivating evidence and commentary that will reveal that the NY Times UFO Story footage was the result of a training operation and actually only shows normal aircraft at a distance on Infrared shot on Gun Cameras with a Gimbal revolving head. It's obviously being passed off as something exotic by insiders who should know better and mainstream journalists who are not consulting aviation experts.

Deceptive 'UFO' Footage

They also examine the mystery around the recent disappearance of the ZUMA Secret Satellite that was lost during a SpaceX Rocket Launch. By following the trail of the missing Satellite and examining the recent story of the Michigan 'Meteorite' which caused an Earthquake when it landed, the map leads us all the way to South Africa.
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11:43

Social Housing Scrutiny Project: ASH Presentation to Haringey Council Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Panel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 29 November 2017, at the invitation of Christian Scade, the Principal Scrutiny Officer at Haringey council, Geraldine Dening of ASH made the following presentation to the cross-party Housing and Regeneration Scrutiny Panel. In attendance were Labour Councillor Emine Ibrahim, Chair of the Panel, Labour Councillor Zena Brabazon, Liberal Democrat Councillor Gail Engert, and Liberal Democrat Councillor Martin Newton, all of whom are Members of the Panel. During the summer the Panel had set up a high-level social housing review focusing on national, regional and local issues. The terms of reference for this review are as follows:

  1. To consider attitudes towards social housing, both in Haringey and further afield.
  2. To review the supply and quality of social housing in Haringey with consideration given to both new and older housing across the borough.
  3. To identify barriers in current regional and national housing policy to enable consideration of what Haringeys lobbying priorities should be around social housing.
  4. To identify key indicators that enable social interventions of estate regeneration to be measured, ensuring existing communities get the greatest possible benefit from changes to their neighbourhoods.
  5. To identify opportunities for residents so they can contribute fully to the delivery of objectives outlined in the Councils Housing Strategy (2017-22), including monitoring of progress.

The Panel, which is similar to a Select Committee at national level, hoped to receive evidence from a wide range of sources, including professional experts, academics, local residents, council officers, external partners, the voluntary sector and local resident associations. This will be used to develop recommendations, and a report, to be published in March 2018, will include the ASH presentation as part of the evidence pack. Other presentations to the panel were made by Dr. Lisa Mckenzie, Lecturer in Practical Sociology at Middlesex University, and Brian Robson, Policy and Research Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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11:41

Farewell, Unpaid Blogger: HuffPost Drops Free Contributor Platform That Drove its Growth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[...] HuffPost in the US today announced that it is sunsetting its contributors platform also known as its unpaid blogger platform.

The news was broken by HuffPost itself (which, like TechCrunch, is part of Oath, owned by gigantic carrier Verizon), which directly tied the move to the changing tides (not Tide Pods, although I personally think there is a connection) in the world of news media and how technology is used to distribute it.

"Now, there are many places where people can share and exchange ideas," HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen writes in a post on the site.

"Perhaps a few too many: One of the biggest challenges we all face, in an era where everyone has a platform, is figuring out whom to listen to. Open platforms that once seemed radically democratizing now threaten, with the tsunami of false information we all face daily, to undermine democracy. When everyone has a megaphone, no one can be heard. Our hope is that by listening carefully through all the noise, we can find the voices that need to be heard and elevate them for all of you."

[...] I'll be interested to see if HuffPost's move signals more of these unpaid blogger platforms (ahem, Forbes) changing tack, and just as significantly whether these sites can find the magic formula to replace it in their revenue streams if and when they do.

Source: TechCrunch


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11:40

One in Four (Liberated) Iraqi Children Impacted by Conflict, Poverty; Education Key for Lasting Peace UNICEF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

More than four million children have been impacted by extreme violence in Iraq, many robbed of their childhood and forced to fight on the frontlines, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on 19 January 2018 said.

Women and children walk through the debris of buildings and vehicles destroyed during intense fighting as they flee for safe areas in Mosul, Iraq. Photo: UNICEF/Romenzi

Last year alone, 270 children were killed, said UNICEF Regional Director Geert Cappelaere following a recent visit.

 

Some will bear the physical and psychological scars for life due to exposure to unprecedented brutality, he added, pointing out that over one million children were forced to leave their homes.

Today, Iraq hosts one of UNICEFs largest operations in the world, responding with humanitarian and development assistance to the needs of the most vulnerable girls and boys across the country.

Violence is not only killing and maiming children; it is destroying schools, hospitals, homes and roads. It is tearing apart the diverse social fabric and the culture of tolerance that hold communities together.

In one of the schools that UNICEF recently rehabilitated in the western parts of Mosul, I joined 12-year-old Noo...

11:39

Meteor fireball lights up night sky over Michigan; USGS registers impact as M2.0 earthquake - fragments found (UPDATE, PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Residents in several cities across Michigan reported seeing a bright and colorful flash travel through the sky before hearing a loud boom. The US Department of Homeland Security confirmed that it was a meteor fireball. Numerous videos recorded by security cameras and dashcams in the Metro-Detroit area and surrounding cities Tuesday night show a flash of bright light zooming across the sky, instantly turning night into day for an instant.

11:33

Melbourne Water about to de-tree Koala corridor in Frankston "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Melbourne Water is about to de-tree Frankston koala corridor by removing mature trees from banks of a huge park with a water retarding basin in it at Lee Street Frankston 3199. They are claiming that the trees are 'destabilising' the banks. But of course the trees are holding the banks together and keeping the water-table down. Who is accountable for these kinds of decisions that are based on what sound like lies that make no sense? Frankston Council is apparently going along with this. It seems totally insane and anti-life and nature. Inside is a video alerting us to the details.

This is a link to a facebook video: https://www.facebook.com/Michellekoalasaver/videos/1831105523600205/.

The person speaking in the video is Michele Thomas, of Animalia, who is a well-respected wildlife carer, who knows what she is talking about regarding koalas. See "Animalia's Michelle Thomas gives koala mouth to mouth in night rescue".

Mad tree removal excuses

This tree removal with barmy excuses seems to be a new trend. Recently they machine-ripped out trees all along the sides and median strips of a shady Mornington Peninsula highway, one of few relatively pleasant highways to travel on, due to the shade and green. See http://candobetter.net/node/5304. The reasons given were that cars might run into them and that they were for eliminating all risks. (Not risks of depression leading to suicide in those who were revolted and felt powerless, of course.) AWPC managed to stop them from ripping them out quite so fast, but the kept on with a different machine at a different pace and they paid for a few possum boxes (not enough for all the possums and other wildlife that were and continue to be displaced.)

The overpopulation link

We know that trees are being ripped out for more houses and more roads to squeeze in the invited economic immigrants that make up over 60% of population growth in Australia. This is obvious with the road widening in Hoddle Street and in the destruction of Melbourne...

11:30

Time for India to Consider a Special Track for Space Startup Incubation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite the potential, Indias share of the global $400 billion space market is less than 0.01%. How can we accelerate the growth of a much-needed space start-up ecosystem?

Today, Indias share of the global $400 billion space market may be less than 0.01%. Credit: Reuters

India needs to start building the blocks of a strong space startup ecosystem that can drive the development of a modern space-based economy. Credit: Reuters/Representative image

Believe it or not, today, there are over a thousand startups focusing on space around the world. Yet we only see a handful of startups emerge out of India even though we live in one of the only emerging global powers that has the ability to build, launch, operate and use satellites and rockets. With a network of possibly 500 small-and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) supporting Indias space activities, the countrys share of these space startups is less than 1%.

The most notable startups in India today include TeamIndus (aiming to land a rover on the Moon as part of the Google Lunar XPrize), Astrome Technologies (de...

11:27

Pakistan: Terrorism is forbidden. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

The Frontier Post report from Islamabad states that Pakistan issued its national narrative, declaring terrorism is forbidden and jihad as the sole prerogative of the state in light of the Islamic injunctions. The narrative has come in the form of a book Paigham-e-Pakistan (The Message of Pakistan) which has been endorsed by more than 1,800 edict issuing authorities.
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday launched its national counter-terrorism declaring Jihad (Islamic holy war) as the prerogative of state only and calling suicide attacks haram (forbidden) in the light of Holy Quran and Sunnah.

The narrative Paigham-e-Pakistan that comprises a 22-point Fatwa (religious decree), inked by over 1800 religious scholars of all schools of thought hailing from across the country rejects terrorism, extremism, sectarian hatred and use of force to impose Shariah as a rebellion against the state.

The national narrative launched by President Mamnoon Hussain at a ceremony here at the President House attended by ministers, religious scholars, vice chancellors of universities and diplomats , is the culmination of efforts by the Islamic Re-search Institute of the Inter-national Islamic University.

The document is based on the decree of religious scholars from all schools of thoughts in the country and is in accordance with the injunctions of the Holy Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the Constitution of Pakistan.

Those, who are conducting, facilitating, financing and promoting such heinous acts, are rebels and the State of Pakistan has legitimate authority to take all possible measures against them, according to t...

11:24

Central Africas Iconic Mammals Threatened by Poachers, Armed Groups UN Environment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs of armed groups and highly-militarized poachers, the United Nations environment wing on 19 January 2018 warned.

In recent years poaching levels have soared and three rhinos are killed every day. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Peter Prokosch

The importance of engaging local communities in fighting poaching, and of enhancing their alternative livelihoods, has now been widely recognized across various national, regional and global fora said Bianca Notarbartolo of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

But such commitments have yet to be matched by enough effective implementation, she added.

UNEPs warning comes in the wake of the release last month by the non-governmental organization Traffic of a report reflecting the grim reality the negative impact of armed groups on wildlife in Central Africa....

11:23

The Nissan Xmotion SUV is more screen than car "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Seven (!) digital touchscreens, and a virtual personal assistant thats a fish.

11:23

You could soon be manufacturing your own drugsthanks to 3D printing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But it remains to be seen whether drug regulators will go along with a new way of making medicines. To do so, agencies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will need to rewrite their rules for validating the safety of medicines. Instead of signing off on the production facility and manufactured drug samples, regulators would have to validate that reactionware produces the desired medication. Cronin agrees its a hurdle. But he argues that future printed reactors could simply include a final module containing standard validation tests that produce a visual readout, much like a pregnancy test. I think its manageable.


Digitized chemistry on demand could also undermine drug counterfeiters.

11:22

Macromolecular Damage Ages Us Prematurely "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Macromolecular damage contributes to the chronic diseases of aging. Geroscientists hope to repair the damage by inducing autophagy.

11:22

First FDA-Approved Clinical Trial of Rapamycin the Anti-Aging Drug in Healthy Seniors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Looking back at best of 2017)


A clinical trial of rapamycin on healthy seniors. The anti-aging drug extends the lifespan of mice and reduces inflammation markers.

11:22

Free podcast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wow, weren't podcasts a growth industry in 2017?

Here's one worth listening to - in fact it's already become one of the most popular podcasts out there - Michael Yardney shares decades of wisdom on money, investing, and wealth.

Nice to hear a bit from Louise Bedford as well, I've watched her speak for the past three years in a row and always learn something new. 

Better still it comes with free resources and links (click on the image below).


Great stuff! Sign up for the free Property Update newsletter while you're there as well. 

11:22

Can We Slow Aging in our Bodies with Intermittent Rapamycin Therapy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Looking back at best of 2017)


The finding was a milestone in the field of anti-aging science. Professor Judith Campisi, Ph.D., a celebrity in the anti-aging field, and lead author of the study remarked

Imagine the possibility of taking a pill [rapamycin] for a few days or weeks every few years, as opposed to taking something with side effects every day for the rest of your life. Its a new way of looking at how we could deal with age-related maladies. Judith Campisi, PhD

Campisis discovery suggests that a person could take rapamycin intermittently, say, once a week, shutting down the chronic inflammation. Because the zombie cells havent gone away, they will eventually find their footing and start the inflammatory ball rolling once again. A person on this regimen would repeat the dosage intermittently and substantially reduce inflammation.

11:22

Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing with Nanoparticles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Looking back at best of 2017)


Summary: Nanotechnology meets gene editing. MIT researchers use nanoparticles instead of viruses to deliver the CRISPR gene editing system. This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Author: Brady Hartman]

In a new study, MIT scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver the CRISPR gene editing system, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery.

Using the new delivery technique, the gene editors were able to cut out genes in about 80 percent of liver cells, the best success rate ever achieved with CRISPR in adult animals. Speaking about the success of the project, Daniel Anderson, senior author of the study and an associate professor in MITs Department of Chemical Engineering, said.

11:21

Paul Craig Roberts 237 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russiagate Has Blown Up In The Face Of Its Originatorsthe FBI, DOJ, and Hillary

Russiagate Has Blown Up In...

11:19

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

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

11:19

Turkish army launches fresh strikes on Kurdish militia targets in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

Omar Haj Kadour, AFP | A picture taken on October 13, 2017, shows the Syrian city of Afrin (bottom) next to a three-metre high fortification, built by the Turkish government along its border with Syria.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2018-01-20

The Turkish army said it launched new strikes Saturday against the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) militia in northern Syria, amid mounting expectations of a cross-border ground operation.

The army said it hit in legitimate self defence camps and refuges used by the YPG in response to fire coming from the Afrin region controlled by the militia group, which Turkey deems to be a terror organisation.

Similar strikes had also taken place on Friday, it confirmed.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened over the last days to launch a ground operation, also including pro-Ankara Syrian rebels, to oust the YPG from Afrin and the area.

Turkey accuses the YPG of being the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has waged a rebellion in the Turkish southeast for more than three decades and is regarded as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies.

But the YPG has been the key ally of Turkeys fellow NATO member the United States in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, playing a key role in pushing the extremists out of their Syrian strongholds.

Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said Friday that the operation had de-facto begun because of the shelling but confirmed that Turkish troops had not yet crossed over into Syria.

Analysts say that crucial for any major ground operation will be approval from Moscow which has a military presence in the area and a cordial relationship with the YPG.

Turkeys army chief General Hulusi Akar and spy chief Hakan Fidan were in Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russian counterparts on Syria.

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11:18

Prospect "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Google and Facebooks surveillance capitalism. Plus: What comes after IS?    
Open this email as a web or plain text version. Add us to your safe senders list.
 
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11:17

May Your Home Be Destroyed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery*

20 January 20/18 WHEN I first met Yasser Arafat in besieged Beirut, in the summer of 1982, Abu Mazen was not present. But when I met him again in Tunis, a few months later, he asked me to meet Abu Mazen, too.

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Uri Avnery

Abu Mazen, it transpired, was the Fatah leader in charge of Israeli matters.

MY FIRST impression of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) was that he was the exact opposite of Arafat. He looked like a schoolmaster.

Arafat was an outgoing type, who liked to embrace and kiss people and to establish close relations from the outset.

Abu Mazen was much more reserved and withdrawn. Yet I liked his personality.

Even then, more than 35 years ago, he belonged to the...

11:16

Academische Corruptie "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Waarom ik ontslag neem bij de universiteit

De universiteit gaat aan marktdenken ten onder, schrijft universitair docent . Hij maakt dat hij wegkomt.

11:15

The Greatest Push To Start WWIII Has Just Begun (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Greatest Push To Start WWIII Has Just Begun Video X22 Report The FISA memo is about to be released and its suppose to be a shocker and Obama and the rest might be in trouble with this. By...

The post The Greatest Push To Start WWIII Has Just Begun (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:15

The US Syria 'Strategy" Recipe for Continued Disaster Even for the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most media covering the speech that US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, gave at the Hoover Institution on January 17, 2018 merely points out that he said that the United States would stay in Syria open-ended in the future and until President Bashar al-Assad has left the scene. Read the full speech here.

11:14

Norman Finkelstein: The Big Lie About Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Norman Finkelstein: The Big Lie About Gaza is That the Palestinians Have Been the Aggressors

Web ExclusiveJANUARY 19, 2018
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11:07

Survivors of UAE torture detail abuse ahead of UNHRC review "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

The UN has rebuked the UAE over its human rights records ahead the UN Human Rights Council's meeting in Geneva on Monday

11:05

BlackWallet Hackers Steal $400K From Users Accounts Whos at Fault? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Saturday January 13th, a total of around $400,000 was stolen from BlackWallet users" accounts after hackers hijacked its DNS server altering the flow of money. It was stated that if you had more than 20XLM (Stellar Lumens), the cryptocurrency []

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Investors Warming Up to Bitcoin Futures Despite Volatility "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bitcoin futures trading is a budding and increasingly attractive market for potential investors. Yet, despite the potential upside surrounding cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, many investment firms have been shying away from offering futures trading for this newly introduced, and often misunderstood, []

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Is Bitcoin Legal? Scouting Bitcoins Legal Landscape Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rollercoaster of events in cryptocurrency during the past week and, indeed the last year, have been well documented. Who can forget how Bitcoin skyrocketed over the past 12 months? And, how its closest peers followed? Also, of course, how []

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11:04

11:02

Incredibly Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you were awestruck by the New Years Day super moon, hold onto your pants.

On January 31, around midnight, the full moon will not only be super, it will be a blue moon and a blood moon.

The blue moon comes as it will be the second full moon in a month. That happens every two and a half years, hence the saying once in a blue moon.

11:00

Army Troops Liberated Um Tina In Southern Aleppo (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following the liberation of Qital from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra), the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iranian-backed militias advanced further in southern Aleppo and liberated the village of Um Tina.

In this way, SAA fighters and their allies de-facto cut off the way that may be used by members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and ISIS to flee northeastern Hama to the province of Idlib.

Army Troops Liberated Um Tina In Southern Aleppo (Map)

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11:00

TIDBIT: HORST FEISTEL AND BLOCKCHAIN "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

The post TIDBIT: HORST FEISTEL AND BLOCKCHAIN appeared first on Giza Death Star.

11:00

TIDBIT: HOW TO GET RID OF DRIVING (AND WITH IT, FREEDOM) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While I've not blogged much about this subject, I have hinted from time to time that the next bottle of snake oil to come

The post TIDBIT: HOW TO GET RID OF DRIVING (AND WITH IT, FREEDOM) appeared first on Giza Death Star.

11:00

CLOSED SYSTEMS OF FINANCE: THE RECENT CRYPTOCURRENCY TUMBLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

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11:00

Mark Curtis launches Declassified "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mark Curtis writes I am about to publish on this site hundreds of UK declassified documents and articles on British foreign policy towards various countries. This will be the first time such a collection has been brought together online. The declassified documents, mainly from the UKs National Archives, reveal British policy-makers actual concerns and priorities from the 1940s until the present day, from the horses mouth, as it were: these files are often revelatory and provide an antidote to the often misleading and false mainstream media (and academic) coverage of Britains past and present foreign policies. The documents include my collections of files, accumulated over many years and used as a basis for several books, on episodes such as the UKs covert war in Yemen in the 1960s, the UKs support for the Pinochet coup in Chile, the UKs constitutional coup in Guyana, the covert wars in Indonesia in the 1950s, the UKs backing for wars against the Iraqi Kurds in the 1960s, the coup in Oman in 1970, support for the Idi Amin takeover

10:55

India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir frontier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Indian villagers gather a near house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border, near Pindi in Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Thursday, Jan.18,2018. Indian officials say a teenage girl and a soldier have been killed by Pakistani troops firing along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP)
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10:54

Classified FISA Abuse Memo May Kill Media's Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


It sounds too good to be true: A top secret memo in possession of the House Intelligence Committee could seriously rupture Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. ... reports. Americans are supposed to be protected from FISA surveillance. The memo was prepared by House Intelligence Committee majority staff based on documentation...

10:53

S&P upgrades Greece by one notch from B- to B "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

S&P Global Ratings on Friday raised Greeces foreign and local currency long-term sovereign credit ratings to B from B-, citing improvements in the finances and fiscal outlook for the debt-laden south-eastern European nation. Our ratings on Greece are supported by the unusually low cost of servicing much of its general government debt burden and official

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10:53

The US Global surveillance bill has been signed by President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. legal framework related to the domestic surveillance has been signed by President Trump one day after the Senate approved it with 65 votes against 34. The bill will be effective for other six years, below the Edward Snowdens comment:

Privacy advocates and civil rights have a long criticized the Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that allows US intelligence agencies to conduct domestic surveillance under certain conditions without a warrant.

The Section 702 allows the NSA to conduct warrantless spying of foreigners located abroad, including any communications with US citizens.

NSA surveillance activities

Section 702 was revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2012. Civil rights and privacy advocates consider it as unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.

The bill increases spying powers of intelligence agencies and block safeguards, curiously it was passed by Republicans who always criticized the corruption of the Government.

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10:53

Two views on Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



John Simpson's talk on yesterday's The World at One ran as follows:
When American presidents speak as forthrightly as this - that was Donald Trump at his inauguration - people assume they mean what they say. But President Trump is different. 
It's taken us a year to understand that when he speaks it's more likely to be mood music than US policy. He's talking not to ambassadors and foreign governments but to the people who elected him. 
Those people believe that what we used to call 'the Third World' habitually takes America for a ride, hoovering up Washington's money and then ignoring what Washington wants done.  
On the first of January this year Mr. Trump tweeted that America was "foolish" to have given Pakistan 33 billion dollars in aid. Cue fury in Pakistan. The President wasn't really thinking about Pakistan. He was thinking about his own followers. Maybe he will cut US aid to Pakistan but that's not at all certain yet. His followers are sick of "political correctness". He was just showing that he knows it.  
The same goes for the remark, assuming he made it, about "shithole" countries. More outrage. But there's no real sign that he's going to change US immigration policy radically. And he won't need to as long as his faithful supporters think this is how he feels.  
Some governments seem to have spotted this. Germany, for instance, believes that US policy remains pretty much what it has been, even over Russia - which was an early worry. So the real problem for the German government is coping with outraged public opinion at home.  
And the most important foreign government of all in this context certainly seem...

10:52

Syria: There is No FSA, There is Only Al-Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is No FSA, There is Only Al-Qaeda Are we supporting al Qaeda in Syria? A brief overview of collaboration between the US-backed Free Syrian Army and al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front. Among Syria commentators in the West, both left and mainstream, it is commonly claimed that the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad has attempted to []

10:51

11 killed, 44 injured as school bus crashes in Eskisehir, Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least 11 people were killed, while 44 others were wounded as a result of a school bus crash in Turkey's central Eskisehir province on Saturday, the Anadolu news agency reported Saturday. The bus carrying students smashed into the trees on the roadside of the Eskisehir-Bursa highway for an unknown reason, the agency reported, citing Ozdemir Cakacak, the province's governor.

10:45

30 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Catching the Flu "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

30 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Catching the Flu by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper 2018 has started off with a bang and not in a good way. So far, its shaping up to be the worst year...

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10:45

America"s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This US-Saudi support of jihadists, in order to topple allies of Russias Government, and ultimately even to overthrow Russias Government itself, continues till the present day, under US President Donald Trump.

10:39

The US Syria Strategy Recipe For Continued Disaster Even For The US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

The US Syria Strategy Recipe For Continued Disaster Even For The US

Photo re-posted from TFF  The Transnational...

10:38

Trump Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




We also had significant drops from q anon last night.  However i have no way to grab them in text form.  So i added another report covering it.

First though i do want everyone to listen to Steve.  He is a critical informant and has previously revealed the existence of an extensive White Hat counter insurgency within the intelligence community consisting of elements of mil intel and the CIA and other agencies.  This movement has crystallized around President Trump and is working to undo the damage inflicted by what can best be described as the Bush Clinton Cabal who have worked through self interest and in association with the Fsacist NWO conspiracy.

As such was clearly in opposition to the military ethos in particular, it is no surprise that a counter movement would establish itself and wait its opportunity.  That came a year ago with the rise of Trump.  Steve makes the clear point that they won a year ago and what we are now dealing with is the mopping up.   This is a fresh perspective that is welcome.  It saves us from getting too nervous.

What we seem to be building for now is the disclosure phase and it is been handled gingerly.  As Steve makes clear is that a revolution has taken place and it has been fought mostly in secrecy.

Yesterday a four page report regarding those amazing FISA requests were made available to congress.  As i had fully suspected, the situation has turned out to be far worse than Watergate and must mean jail time for a lot of people.  Q anon notes the eight folks have already been fired and i suspect the DWS or Debbie Wassermann Schultz was apprehended attempting to flee.  We do know that several events have taken place regarding returned aircraft.

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10:34

Prayer and Meditation for Sunday, January 21, 2018 When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way [He spared them.] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 68

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Fishers of Men by Simon Dewey.

Reading 1 JON 3:1-5, 10

The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying:
Set out for the great city of Nineveh,
and announce to it the message that I will tell you.
So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,
according to the LORDS bidding.
Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;
it took three days to go through it.
Jonah began his journey through the city,
and had gone but a single days walk announcing,
Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,
when the people of Nineveh believed God;
they proclaimed a fast
and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;
he did not carry it out.

Responsorial Psalm PS 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. (4a) Teach me your ways, O Lord.
Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
R. Teach me your ways, O Lord.
Remember that your compassion, O LORD,
and your love are from of old.
In your kindness remember me,
because of your goodness, O LORD.
R. Teach me your ways, O Lord.
Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice
and teaches the humble his way.
R. Teach me your ways, O Lord.

Reading 11  1 COR 7:29-31......

10:33

Ghandi, Palestine and zionism: a book review "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In India it is the season for rediscovering Gandhi, and everyone from politicians to intellectuals are doing it in their own way.

A mural of Ghandi on the separation wall, West Bank, Palestine. Detail from Picture by Paolo Di Tommaso. Flickr.com / (CC BY-NC 2.0). Some rights reserved. Book review of Squaring the circle: Mahatma Gandhi and the Jewish Homeland. By Professor P. R. Kumaraswamy, New Delhi: Knowledge World Publisher, 2017. pp.234. ISBN: 978-3-87324-06-0

No doubt the ArabIsraeli conflict has dominated the horizon of global politics and international diplomacy for decades. It is possible to claim that the sympathy or antipathy to the cause of Palestine has become a litmus test for political ideology, political correctness, political wisdom and political pragmatism for many nations, and the same stands true for India.

When it comes to deciphering or defining Indias association with the cause of Palestine or its relationship with Israel, Mahatma Gandhis words from 1938 in Harijan still serve as a guide for many: Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English and France to the French.

In this context, professor P. R. Kumaraswamy, an authority on Israel in India, made a pioneering effort not only to decipher and decode the meaning of Gandhis statement but in his latest book, Squring the circle: Mahatma Gandhi and the Jewish Homeland has conducted an empirical reading of the political, religious, cultural, and strategic constraints or motivations which led Gandhi to make his aforementioned remarks. These words have always been understood as ardent disapproval of Zionism and a sign of unending love for Palestine.

Gandhis anti-imperialist philosophy and his political righteousness cannot be undermined by branding him a hypocrite

Since the centrality of the book is Gandhis position towards the idea of a Jewish homeland, before digging deep into the political, religious and strategic factors shaping Gandhis insensitivity towards the issue, the author...

10:31

Dutch mass demonstration against Shell, Exxon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Dutch video says about itself (translated):

On January 19, 2018, more than 10,000 people [12,000 according to the organisers] went to the Vismarkt in Groningen to demonstrate against the criminal practices of the Dutch government and of the meanwhile terrorist gas drilling organization NAM.

Dutch farm damaged by earthquakes as a consequence of gas extraction, ANP photo

This photo shows a Dutch farm in Groningen province, one of many buildings damaged by earthquakes as a consequence of natural gas extraction.

Shell and Exxon each own 50% of the shares in the NAM corporation which extracts gas in Groningen. These two big corporations sabotage paying compensation to the victims of the earthquakes.

On 8 January 2018, RTV Noord in Groningen province in the Netherlands reported about a big earthquake.

3,4 on the Richter scale. Zeerijp village in the north of the province was the epicenter; but it could also clearly be felt much further south, like in a hospital in Groningen city.

Many people want to...

10:31

Is the FBIs Latest Probe of the Clinton Foundation a Witch Hunt or Something More? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clintons legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandals ugliness. Thats no longer true.

Bill Clinton. Credit- Reuters

Bill Clinton has shunned leisure time since his administration ended in January 2001. Credit: Reuters/Arne Dedert/Pool

With few exceptions, most presidents fade from public life once they step down.

Bill Clinton, however, has shunned leisure time since his administration ended in January 2001. Instead, he has whiled away the hours toiling for an eponymous foundation...

10:30

Review: Why Education Alone May Not Change the Skewed Global Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In New Wealth of Nations, Surjit Bhalla offers compelling support for education as the foundation of individual, national and global advance. But is this the only way to reduce inequality?

Democratisation of education is perhaps the most important change in the human condition. Credit: DFID - UK Department for International Development/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The democratisation of education is perhaps the most important change in the human condition. Credit: DFID UK Department for International Development/ Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

My father and his four brothers were born into a wealthy landowning family in rural Gujarat and all five could have lived comfortably on this inheritance. Yet, my granduncle, who managed the familys assets, decided to send all five to Mumbai for higher studies and to secure professional competence in law, medicine or accountancy. Intrigued by this, I once asked an older relative why he had chosen to do this. The answer was truly enlightening.

My father and his brothers were born rather late in the life of my granduncle and he was afraid that he would not be around to settle them in the management of the properties. He consulted a local Parsi friend who advised: Convert your fungible wealth into educat...

10:30

Myanmar Finalises Rohingya Repatriation Preparations as Doubts Mount "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rakhine Chief Minister Nyi Pu (L) and Myanmars high ranking military officers walk after a day trip with a diplomatic mission and United Nations officials to the Maungdaw areas in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar November 3, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Wa Lone

Yangon: Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media s...

10:30

Humidity and hot temperatures triggered the deaths of more than 200,000 saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan, study says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Humidity and hot temperatures triggered the deaths of more than 200,000 endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan over the course of three weeks, researchers say. The May 2015 deaths were caused by hemorrhagic septicemia triggered by a bacteria known as Pasteurella multocida Type B, which dwells in the respiratory tract of the animals, according to a study on the event. "The animals were in a sort of foggy soup, and it looks like the bacteria naturally occupying the tonsils were woken up by this environmental factor," Royal Veterinary College professor of wildlife health and emerging disease Richard Kock told The Washington Post. Kock told NPR that the bacteria, found in the tonsils of the animals, responded to the change in atmosphere by growing. The researchers compared the incident to two separate die-off events in 1981 and 1988 that were likely due to hemorrhagic septicemia caused by changes in humidity and temperature. "The fact that P. multocida infection in saigas appears strongly linked to high humidity and temperature is of concern going forward, given that a climate change-induced increase in temperature is projected for the region over the short to medium term and evidence for recent change is strong," wrote the scientists. Some 30,000 of the animals managed to survive this recent event, and Kock suspects it is because they were not in the same "climate envelope" as the others, NPR reports. Some male saiga moved further north where there was less humidity, while some female animals moved to remote areas in small groups. The animals have since recovered and resumed breeding, but it's unclear whether they could survive a second event.

10:25

Thai police arrest kingpin in Asian wildlife trafficking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP | Boonchai Bach (L) is the alleged ringleader in a major syndicate trafficking in parts from endangered species used in Vietnamese and Chinese traditional medicine

BANGKOK (AFP)  Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asias illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.Boonchai Bach, 40, a Vietnamese national with Thai citizenship, was arrested on Friday evening over the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth around $1 million from Africa to Thailand.

His downfall follows the December 12 arrest of Nikorn Wongprachan, a Thai National Parks and Wildlife Conservation official, at Bangkoks main airport as he attempted to smuggle the rhino horn from the quarantine section to a nearby apartment.

The horn was smuggled into Bangkok by a Chinese man who was arrested a day before on arrival from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The police sting led to Boonchai, who financed the network.

This is a major smuggling syndicate and Boonchai is a ringleader, General Chalermkiat Srivorakan, deputy national police chief, told reporters Saturday after the suspect arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport ahead of his remand.

Boonchai admitted he was involved, Chalermkiat said, adding he faces up to four years in jail for smuggling parts of protected animals.

For years Boonchai and the Bach family are believed to operated with impunity from Nakhon Phanom in northeast Thailand, bordering Laos linchpin players in a multi-million-dollar trade in illegal wildlife.

The town is a pivot point in Asias wildlife trafficking chain, in part because it is the narrowest neck of land for smuggled goods to transit through Thailand, into Laos and onto Vietnam, a major market for animal parts used in traditional medicine.

Freeland, a counter-trafficking organisation which works closely with Thai police, said the Bach family are part of a sprawling Southeast Asian crime organisation dubbed Hydra.

The Bachs have long run the international supply chain of illicit wildlife from Asia and Africa to major dealers in Laos, Vietnam and China, Freeland said in statement following the announcement of Boonchais arrest.

They are believed to work alongside Vixay Keosavang, a Laotian dubbed the Pablo Escobar of animal trafficking, who...

10:23

China accuses US warship of entering territorial waters without permission, violating its sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The South China Sea area is a disputed region claimed by Brunei, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam, as it is believed that it has vast energy resources. Chinese authorities claim 90 percent of the area and have repeatedly said that all the country's activities in the region are China's sovereign right. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has stated that a US destroyer has entered the country's territorial waters in the South China Sea without permission, thus, violating Beijing's sovereignty. According to a statement made by Beijing, "On January 17, a US destroyer entered the waters of China 12 nautical miles from the Huangyan island [also known as Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea] without the permission of the Chinese government. The Chinese Navy, in accordance with the law, carried out a "friend-or-foe" check against the American vessel and issued a warning to leave the corresponding waters."

10:22

Bitcoin Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million for Security Push "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ledger SAS, a startup that makes electronic wallets for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has raised 61 million euros ($75 million) from investors including Draper Esprit Plc.

10:17

Twitters S**ty People, CNNs S**holes, Gender-Fluid Skitzos & Netflixs Social Construct Boiler Room EP #143 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tune in to the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) for another LIVE broadcast of The Boiler Room tonight 6:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM CST | 9:00 PM EST for this special broadcast. Join us for uncensored, uninterruptible talk radio, custom-made for bar fly philosophers, misguided moralists, masochists, street corner evangelists, media-maniacs, savants, political animals and otherwise lovable rascals.

Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore along side Jay Dyer of the Jays Analysis, Randy J & Infidel Pharaoh (ACR contributors) for the latest BOILER ROOM. Turn it up, tune in and hang with the ACR Brain-Trust for this weeks boil downs, analysis and the usual gnashing of the teeth of the political animals in the social rejects club.

Tonight on the show the Boiler gang is back, despite technical issues, discussing the case of a young person who believes she has two personalities, two genders and has to choose between them each day upon waking up, the fracturing of the human psyche as a trauma based mind control tactic, Jerry Seinfield at Anti-Terror Fantasy Camp in Israel with his family, a scathing review of Netflixs latest shows and the social messages contained within, a discussion on the often mischaracterized and highly criticized man-o-sphere and mens rights advocates, Black Mirror and contemporary future dystopian examples, Adam Kokeshs arrest in Texas and much more.

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Philippines Denied French NGO Access to Benham Rise Even As It Approved Chinese Ships Reasearch A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The reason why we did not approve it (is because) a sensitive part of Palawan (is what) they want to look into, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said. Philstar.com/File Photo

MANILA, Philippines The government has rejected the request of a French-based non-profit organization to conduct marine scientific research in Philippine waters as the proposed expedition covered a sensitive area in the countrys territory, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday.

Cayetano made the statement as he continued to justify the governments approval of the request of a Chinese entity to do research in waters off eastern Luzon, where Benham Rise (Philippine Rise) is located, and eastern Mindanao.

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Chinese marine research OK by the Philippines

Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano has revealed the information that the DFA approved the request of the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IO-CAS) for marine scientific research in Philippine waters.

Alejano said there was a similar request from a French-based non-profit organization, Tara Expeditions Foundation, to conduct research in the general area where the Chinese will be conducting marine scientific research.

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10:16

2019: Oshiomole Threatens To Sack Okowa, Install APC Governor In Delta "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


LAGOS JANUARY 20TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Immediate past governor of Edo state and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday at a mega rally of the party in Benin City, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari achievement will give the party victory over the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that the party would extend its coast in the South South by installing an APC governor in Delta State.
This comes as governor Godwin Obaseki of the state declared that the 2019 general elections will be the end of the PDP in Edo and Nigeria as whole, just as he disclosed that the state is set to build the first modular refinery and the biggest industrial park in Nigeria.
The duo spoke at the APC mega rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, where PDP House of Representatives member, Mr EJ Agbonayinma, former governorship aspirant of the PDP, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and over ten thousand of their supporters dumped the PDP for the APC.
Oshiomhole who addressed the mammoth crowd, asserted that I want to assure you, we are building a party that is founded on the principle of social democracy. The whole idea is to transfer power to the people and remember in 2006...

10:16

A New Index to Williss Posts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

10:15

Fisa Document Could Lead to Jail for Many! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fisa Document Could Lead to Jail for Many! Video BPEarth Watch Video Source

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10:15

"China Pursuing Missile Defenses; Indian Nukes Are Main Worry" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

India conducted a successful test of its most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a nuclear-capable Agni-5, on Thursday, underscoring a potential threat to China as well as Pakistan.

10:12

They Are Their Own Gravediggers: Abby Martin on War, Bannonism, Russia, and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post They Are Their Own Gravediggers: Abby Martin on War, Bannonism, Russia, and Beyond appeared first on It's Going Down.

Look no further than CBS CEO Les Moonves. During the lead up to the electionhe said, It may not be good for America, but its damn good for CBS. Money is rolling in, and this is fun. Yeah, its really, really fun to have [Trump] steamrollingthe most repressive agenda weve seen in quite a long time in this country. Abby Martin

Abby Martin, an American based journalist originally from the bay area and the host of both the investigative Empire Files and The Media Roots podcast, is currently one of the most well known and widely watched anti-capitalist journalists making media.

In 2009, Martin founded Media Roots, which went on to cover the Occupy Movement, and her footage was used in the lawsuit of Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen against the Oakland Police Department. Olsen, who was shot in the head with a tear gas canister in Downtown Oakland in 2011, ended up winning his lawsuit, while the violent attack went on to set into motion a general strike and port shutdown in November. By 2012, Martin had graduated to RT, and began hosting her own show, Breaking the Set, recorded in Washington DC, which featured an opening shot of a sledgehammer smashing a TV screen bearing the CNN logo. In 2014 however, Martin butted heads with RT in order to denounce Russian military action in the Ukraine, and by 2015, the show was over. Soon after however, Martin returned with a new show on teleSUR, entitled, The Empire Files, which produced investigative reports and documentaries.

In this podcast interview, we cover a lot of ground, from the olster of Steve Bannon and what is to become of Trumpism, to the ongoing circus surrounding #Russiagate, as well as the very real drive for war. We start off by discussing what can be learned, if anything, after the release of the bombshell book, Fire and Fury, as well as the ensuing fallout bet...

10:10

Thai police arrest notorious ivory and rhino hornsmuggler Bach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guardian

Exclusive: Boonchai Bach allegedly ran tusk and horn smuggling route from Africa

Oliver Holmes

Sat 20 Jan 2018 06.00 GMT

Police in Thailand have arrested one of the worlds most notorious wildlife traffickers, allegedly involved in the smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horns from Africa to Asia, the Guardian has learned.

Boonchai Bach, who goes by multiple aliases including Bach Mai Limh, was arrested at his operational base in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Phanom, next to the Mekong River on Thursday.

Authorities are holding him in relation to the alleged trafficking of 14 rhino horns from Africa into Thailand in December.

Steven Galster, the founder of the Bangkok-based anti-trafficking organisation Freeland, said the arrest was historic. It is like catching one of the Corleones, he said, referring to the fictional mafia family.

The crime family at the centre of Asias animal trafficking network

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Named for the first time in a 2016 Guardian investigation, Boonchai Bach and his older brother Bach Van Limh were identified as likely key smugglers operating a criminal syndicate partly responsible for devastating the populations of endangered animals.

Freeland had been tracking the siblings since 2003, collecting evidence on their operations, which included moving tiger bones across borders and has been linked to several infamous traffickers.

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10:08

Sergey Lavrov's annual news conference, by Sergey Lavrov "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ladies and gentlemen, First of all I would like to wish you belated happy holidays. I wish you success, health and prosperity in the New Year. We are grateful for your participation in our traditional news conference. I don't think I should occupy too much of your time with my opening remarks. Just recently the President of the Russian Federation held a detailed and long news conference. Several days ago Vladimir Putin also met with heads of Russian media outlets, in particular, news (...)

10:07

US intensifies anti-terrorism ops in the Philippines with new military mission "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagon had reportedly renamed its anti-terrorism mission in the Philippines from Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines to Operation Pacific Eagle, marking a new phase of counterterrorism operation here and in the region. File

MANILA, Philippines Washington has reportedly stepped up its military cooperation with the Philippines by launching a new assistance mission here that would allow the Southeast Asian nation to receive the same appropriation used in funding US counterterrorism operations in the Middle East.

The Pentagon had reportedly renamed its anti-terrorism mission in the Philippines from Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines to Operation Pacific Eagle, marking a new phase of counterterrorism efforts here and in the region.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the intensified US military mission here started last September after the Philippine government requested for more assistance in defeating ISIS-backed militants that laid siege in the principal Islamic city of Marawi.

Being an Overseas Contingency Operation, or OCO, funds for the new US mission in the Philippines, the WSJ explained, typically are exempt from limits on....

10:07

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



For the few who have never seen this video.

10:06

Norman Finkelstein: The Big Lie About Gaza is That the Palestinians Have Been the Aggressors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Norman Finkelstein: The Big Lie About Gaza is That the Palestinians Have Been the Aggressors Extended interview with scholar Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom. The book has just been published as Israel is facing a possible International Criminal Court war crimes probe over its 2014 assault on []

10:05

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

We The People are speaking up ....

Are Mass Protests and Civil Disobedience Still Effective?

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

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

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

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

Case Studies in Resistance

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

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

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

10:02

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earths economy. And were nowhere near ready for the shock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the coming decades, the mining of precious minerals in space is likely to have a major impact on the global economy. And existing laws are nowhere near ready for the shift.

10:00

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BBC News

  • 19 January 2018
Donald Trump and Theresa MayImage copyrightEPA

Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump will meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, Downing Street has confirmed.

It comes after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1bn (720m) US Embassy in London next month.

The White House said Mr Trump looks forward to strengthening the countries special relationship.

Mr Trump is the first sitting US president to attend the forum in the Swiss city since Bill Clinton in 2000.

A Downing Street spokesman said the bilateral meeting would take place in the margins of the forum.

Mrs May was the first foreign leader to visit Mr Trump at the White House, after his inauguration in January 2017.

The two leaders also met at the G7 summit in Sicily in May and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July.

However, in November, the prime minister criticised Mr Trump for retweeting three inflammatory videos posted online by the far-right group, Britain First.

After Mrs Mays spokesman said it was wrong for the president to have done this, he hit back on Twitter and told the British leader to not focus on me, focus on the destructive radical Islamic terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom.

10:00

Don't remove flouride from Spotsylvania's water "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thanos Ntounis, Kent Archibald, Lloyd F. Moss III and Matthew Caspersen

It is rare that a professional organization argues in favor of any intervention that has been overwhelmingly proven to reduce its income source.

But the health care community has adopted a solid consensus in favor of water fluoridation, realizing that the lack of fluoride in community water may lead to a public health crisis mainly affecting the less privileged.
The U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Public Health Service and the World Health Organization are among the groups that endorse water fluoridation as a means to reduce tooth decay...........
And Uncle Tom Cobley?

10:00

Microsoft Gets Hacker Friendly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You dont often hear hackers say a lot of good things about Microsoft. Sure, you might use Windows, especially if you have one of those embarrassing day jobs. But at night in a hackers secret lab, you are likely to find something that looks more like Unix, even if it has a penguin, a piece of fruit, or even a green robot on the label. But well give Microsoft credit. Their new MakeCode site will be a great boon for educators, students, and anyone who wants to learn how to code. Whats more is they are joined by a lot of familiar hacker faces including AdaFruit, Sparkfun, and Seeed Studios.

The idea is to have tutorials and if that was all there was to it, this would be a short post. But what is really entertaining about the site is that there are web-based emulators for all the hardware so you can actually do the projects in your browser with no extra hardware. You can also do your own projects from scratch.

It will dismay some, but the default interface is for a blocks language where you drag items around. But if that bothers you, you can click the Javascript button at any time. You can even switch back and forth. For example, heres a little fake radar servo, complete with a blinking light and a beep tone:

And heres the same thing in Javascript:

let state = false
loops.forever(function () {
 music.playTone(494, music.beat(BeatFraction.Eighth))
 music.rest(music.beat(BeatFraction.Half))
 control.waitMicros(10000...

'Salalah forever': Oman's security wall can't dent deep Yemeni ties "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Since Yemen's civil war started three years ago, Oman has extended a wall along their border, but it is also treating Yemen's sick and injured

REVIEW: We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled - Voices from Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wendy Pearlman's collection of testimonies is a timely reminder of the immense personal cost that Syrians have had to pay

09:57

2017: Civilians Killed by US Tripled in Iraq, Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2017: Civilians Killed by US Tripled in Iraq, Syria Says US Escalation Led to Steep Increase in Killings UK-based NGO Airwars has offered a reckoning of the 2017 air operations of the US-led coalition against ISIS, involving attacks in both Iraq and Syria. The number of civilians killed increased dramatically, with estimates suggesting that they []

09:55

US government shuts down over immigration impasse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The United States government shut down on Saturday, after members of Congress failed to reach an agreement on the divisive issue of immigration and government spending. In a late-night vote, opposition Democrats in the Senate joined to block a bill that would have kept the government running for another four weeks.

09:54

Prepare for the Rumble in the Davos Jungle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

By Benjamin Fox | EURACTIV.com

09:54

Why Our Drinking Water Is Killing Us "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The dangers of fluoridated water.
"Water Fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay", according to wikipedia.org. Fluoride happens to be the chemical compound that we find in our toothpaste, processed foods and in our public water supply. Fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1951 and by 1960, water fluoridation had became widely used in the United States, reaching about 50 million people. According Dr. Joseph Mercola, "If fluoride is really the panacea for dental disease that it's been portrayed as, then why is that the United States is one of the only developed countries that fluoridates their citizen's drinking water?" Dr. Mercola continues to say, "It's not because the other countries aren't aware of fluoride's supposed 'miracle' powers for your teeth..it's because they fully realize that adding a known poison to your population's water supply is probably not a good idea."
Obviously, fluoride isn't the beneficial product that citizens of the United States have been led to believe. Naturally, many people trust in their government and don't believe a chemical that is harmful to people would be distributed into the general population. However, it's one thing to be unaware of the poison you are putting into your body, but it's completely different to be aware of this poison and not take action. According to mercola.com, "Many assume consuming fluoride is only an issue that involves your dental health." But according to a 500 scientific page review, fluoride is an endocrine disruptor that can affect your bones, brain, thyroid gland, pineal gland and even your blood sugar levels.
So a chemical compound that was just intended to prevent tooth decay has many extremely harsh side effects. I remember when I was a kid, my mother always told me not to ever swallow toothpaste because I could get very sick. Back then, I didn't understand the consequences with consumin...

09:53

British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kane Gamble arrives at the Old Bailey in London, where he will be sentenced for hacking top ranking US officials

By Hayley Dixon

15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used social engineering where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more to access the personal and work accounts of some of Americas most powerful spy chiefs .

The teenager persuaded call handlers at an internet giant that he was John Brennan, the then director of the CIA, to gain access to his computers and an FBI helpdesk that he was Mark Giuliano, then the agencys Deputy Director, to re-gain access to an intelligence database.

He also targeted the US Secretary of Homeland Security and Barack Obamas Director of National Intelligence from his semi-detached council house in Coalville.

Gamble taunted his victims online, released personal information, bombarded them with calls and messages, downloaded pornography onto their computers and took control of their iPads and TV screens, a court heard.

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09:50

Fireworks, Smokescreens And The Coming Smart Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 


"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. - Richard Feynman

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09:49

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Transcript of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Interview With the Financial Times
January 20, 2018

This is an edited transcript of an interview between President Mnangagwa and Alec Russell of the Financial Times in Harare on Tuesday January 16.

Mnangagwas relations with Mugabe now

Q: Do you still speak to the former president? When did you last speak to him?

A: Just before he left for Singapore [in mid-December] we chatted. Before he left for Singapore. He said he wanted to go to Singapore, I said, Sir, youre most welcome. I will give every facilitation for you to proceed to Singapore. Then that was that. Then the list of people going to Singapore came to me. They were 38. A delegation of 38. So I phoned back and said, chef?.?.?.?Thats what we call each other. Boss, youre going for a medical check-up; why do you want 38 people? Then he says, Emmerson, I dont know that list. No one even told me. I never told you? Yes, OK. He says, I dont know that there are 38 people. I know its myself, my wife, and my family. And we are hardly 10. I dont know where the other 30? I said no, I have a list here of 36 plus yourself and the wife will be 38. So I cant just approve 38 people just for you for a medical check-up; no. You know the new dispensation, I mean, we are trying . . . I have cut down the cabinet. Its a leaner cabinet. And Im also saying no minister travels first-class and so on. So Im cutting expenses and that cant be understood if you are going to go for medical check up with a big number. He says, Emmerson . . . He never says Mr President, he just calls me . . . Just said Emmerson. Emmerson, send me that list. So I called the protocol people.

Then they sent the list to him and they reduced the number down to 21. He says I cant reduce any further; this is the number. Thats the number that then went. With him, it became 22, but the others were 21. He was then the 22. Then he went . . . But when he went in a 767 it carried these 22 people also to Singapore. Then when I was told I said no, this is not good. If the Press hears that weve taken the former President on this huge plane, its extravagant and so on. And it was published that it cost $6m. So we th...

09:45

Is Facebook Finally Finished? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Facebook Finally Finished? by Greg Guenthner Daily Reckoning Staring at your computer screen and smartphone all day is probably ruining your eyes. But your eyeballs are the least of your troubles. Thats because your favorite social media app...

The post Is Facebook Finally Finished? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:45

A Portentous Assassination Rocks the Balkans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kosovo will not be asked to fulfill any conditions beyond conducting a cosmetic investigation of Oliver Ivanovis murder, which will yield no tangible results. Pressure, however, will be on Serbia to disregard the outrage as quickly as possible and go back to "business as usual."

09:44

Philippines Constituent Assembly To Change Constitution On Hold As Senate, House Disagree "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Rappler

By Mara Cepeda

Published 3:21 PM, January 20, 2018
Updated 3:23 PM, January 20, 2018

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NO SOLO CON-ASS. Senator Franklin Drilon says a Constituent Assembly can only be convened if lawmakers both from the House and Senate are present. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

MANILA, Philippines Countering Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon stressed that the House of Representatives cannot convene itself into a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) without senators.

Walang patutunguhan iyan kundi sementeryo (It has nowhere to go but the cemetery), Drilon told dwIZ on Saturday, January 20.

Alvarez earlier insisted that a Con-Ass can be formed among the district representatives only. This was after senators unanimously decided to reject the proposal to vote jointly in a Con-Ass.

Drilon on Saturday stressed that the Con-Ass proposal will not...

09:43

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Population Living Below Poverty Line Falls in Botswana
January 20, 2018

GABORONE. Preliminary findings of a household survey shows that the proportion of people living below poverty line has been declining over the years, from 30,6 percent in 2002-3 to 16,3 percent in 2015-16 in Botswana.

This was revealed by the Statistician General Anna Majelantle in Botswanas capital Gaborone on Thursday.

Majelantle said that the survey was one of the periodic surveys undertaken by Statistics Botswana in discharging its mandate of providing official statistics to facilitate evidence-based planning and decision making.

The survey was conducted over a one-year period from November 2015 to October 2016. The primary objective of the survey was to provide a comprehensive set of indicators for labor market and poverty.

Majelantle added that eradication of extreme poverty continues to be a priority area for the southern African country.

According to Majelantle, the proportion of people living below $1 a day has also been declining over the years, from 23,4 percent in 2002-3, to 5,8 percent in 2015-16.

She further revealed that the gender disparity in poverty levels which was observed over the previous surveys still persists and it showed that females-headed households constituted more than half (55 percent ) of the poor households.

Xinhua

09:42

Army Grapples With Cyber Age Battles In Megacities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

High-tech warfare at knife-fight ranges: thats the ugly future of urban combat. If you thought Baghdad was bad, with its roughly six million people, imagine a megacity of 10 or 20 million, where the slums have more inhabitants than some countries. Imagine a city of the very near future where suspicious locals post every US military movement on Twitter with digital photos and GPS-precise coordinates. Imagine roadside bombs that fly because the bad guys downloaded blueprints for a kamikaze mini-drone and built it with their 3D printer.

As the US pulls out of the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan, the Navy and Air Force may be looking to the wide-open Pacific, but the Army is increasingly concerned about the cramped alleyways of Third World cities. (The Marines, as usual, have a foot in both worlds). Chief of Staff Ray Odiernos personal Strategic Studies Group now led by hybrid warfare expert David Johnson is working on the subject, as is the Armys think tank and teaching institution, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). This August, after months of seminars, simulations, and study, the Army War College will host a deep future wargame set in a megacity, probably a coastal one, circa 2035.

We talk about the danger of failed states: Imagine a failed megacity, offers Col. Kevin Felix of TRADOCs Army Capability Integration Center (ARCIC), which plays a leading role in organizing the wargame. Even a partial breakdown of security and public services could put thousands of people in peril or under the rule of drug gangs, as in Brazils infamous favelas; or of terrorist groups, like Hezbollah in parts of Lebanon. In those parts of the city, Felix told me, there...

09:42

Futuristic Living Electronic Clothes and Walls Unveiled "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The future of clothing unfolds at this years Consumer Electronics Show with the unveiling of an e-ink dress and much more!

09:38

Ural owls on video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video shows Ural owls, both young and adult.

09:37

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Patrice Lumumba in His Own Words
January 20, 2018

The official potrait of Patrice Lumumba

Regina Jane Jere Correspondent

WHILE in incarceration just weeks away from his 17 January 1961 horrific assassination at a tender age of 36, the Congolese liberation hero and Pan-Africanist Patrice Lumumba, put in poignant words his final views on the state of his beloved country and Africa, in this heart-rending letter to his wife Pauline.

On the 57th anniversary of his murder, we republish it from our archives in full as some food-for-thought on the plight of Congolese people many years after his death and the countrys independence.

My dear wife, I am writing these words not knowing how they will reach you and when they will and whether I shall still be alive when you read them.

All through my struggle for the independence of my country, I have never doubted for a single instant the final triumph of the sacred cause to which my companions and I have devoted all our lives.

But what we wished for our country, its right to an honourable life, to unstained dignity, to independence without restrictions, was never desired by the Belgian imperialists and their Western allies who found direct and indirect support, both deliberate and unintentional amongst certain high officials of the United Nations that organisation in which we placed all our trust when we called on its assistance.

They have corrupted some of our compatriots and bribed others. They have helped to distort the truth and bring our independence in to dishonour. How could I speak otherwise?

Dead or alive, free or in prison by order of the imperialists, it is not I myself who count. It is the Congo, it is our poor people for whom independence has been transformed into a cage from beyond whose confines the outside world looks on us, sometimes with kindly sympathy but at other times with joy and pleasure.

But my faith will remain unshakeable.

I know and I feel in my heart that sooner or later my people will rid themselves of all their enemies, both internal and external, and that they will rise as one man to say no to the d...

09:37

It Finally Happened! Government Shutdown Begins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NOTE: The forward of this article was written by economist and survivalist, Brandon Smith, who will be watching the latest game being played out by this US government entity so please follow his website to get updates as the situation continues to unfold at Alt-Market.com

After years of fake drama in D.C. over government spending impasses (when we know both parties actually love the idea of bigger government), it finally happened:  Shutdown.  Now, this shutdown in itself is not necessarily an issue, especially if it lasts less than a couple weeks.  However, if this drags on for a considerable amount of time (months), then there are some serious implications which many people wrongly downplay.  For example, US debt issuance and the foreign purchasing or holding of Treasury bonds may suffer a blow at a time when the Treasury market is highly sensitive to crisis.  Also, the moment is potentially ripe for a false flag attack, as government shutdown can be blamed for Federal inability to stop the terrorists, and the call for MORE government might suddenly resonate with the public.  Alt-Market will be watching this development carefully to see if it fizzles, or escalates

Reuters reports:

The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, although high-level negotiations continued.

In a dramatic late-night session, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell left voting open despite appearing to fall well short of the 60 votes needed to keep alive a stopgap bill that would fund the government through Feb. 16.

As the clock ticked toward midnight, McConnell and Sen...

09:31

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Let Africas Voice Be Heard at Davos
January 20, 2018
Joram Nyathi Spectrum
Zimbabwe Herald

ON Wednesday this week I posed a question, rather a sort of rhetorical question: Did ED promise an economic turnaround in 100 days?

This was caused by the noise we hear or read around, noise so loud one would think President Mnangagwa had in fact claimed to be a miracle worker who could work magic with the economy, and a myriad other challenges the nation faces.

Many readers responded with a plain no, to say ED never said that. A few said they were making inferences from the 100-project plan.

The most hilarious response came from one Ranga Mberi. First he merely said no. Then some criminals around his brain got the better of him, and came back to state; Stop boring us with facts cadre. I rarely laugh so hard as I did.

Mberi clearly had got my drift.

Its been a euphoric two months since Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn-in as president of the republic on November 24, 2017. Since then there has been a sense of euphoria mingled with the surrealism of the miraculous.

Thats how I have interpreted what amounts to an epitaph to EDs supposedly promised and failed economic recovery miracle in some local media.

What Mberi was saying, tongue in cheek of course, was dont interrupt our reverie, our midmorning self-created fantasy. There are people so angry with everything Zanu-PF they will blame it for the erratic rains. So they will lie and distort what ED promised just to feed their anger against Zanu-PF.

Thats it about the humour and malice issuing from events since the launch of Operation Restore Legacy mid-November last year. There is also the more serious side to the euphoria.

There are many nations falling over each other to win favour with Zimbabwe. It is a most dangerous time and yet most promising for our nation; if we can play our cards wisely. There will be suitors of all kind, yet not so kind, not so well meaning, but taking advantage of our glazed look to make their hay.

It is a time when there is risk of dropping our guard in the interest of being accommodating and open for business to everyone that our eyes might skirt over the small pr...

09:30

Harvard Professor: Hillary Clinton Could Still Be President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this post Prof Turley debunks the proposition that somehow, through a miracle, Hillary Clinton might become President., if Trump steps down. He points out that although Trump is deeply flawed and disliked, Clinton is probably equally if not more so.
The GOP and the Democrats need to take a hard look at themselves and seek to run principled, competent candidates focused on viable policies for America rather than self enrichment and ludicrous culture wars.

JONATHAN TURLEY

Hillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziLawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman professor of law and leadership at Harvard Law School, offered hope recently for those still in denial over the 2017 presidential election.  Lessig, seriously, argued in Newsweek that it is not too late.  Hillary Clinton could still be president if things break in the right way. It would only require the removal of both Trump and Pence as well as a cooperation and resignation of a President Speaker Paul Ryan.  That is all it would take to make for those who believe that there is no price too great to get the Clintons back into power.  Even Lessigs Rube Goldberg machine of presidential succession.

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09:30

Its Not That Easy Being a Dalit Leader "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different proposition.

Dalits gathered in Ahmedabad for a rally. Credit: PTI

Two years after his death, Rohith Vemulas mother is still running from pillar to post seeking justice for her victimised son. Delta Meghwals father she was a budding girl artist allegedly raped and killed in Rajasthans Bikaner is fighting a lone battle for justice. The scars of humiliation meted out to Dalits in Una, Gujarat were not even healed when on October 1, 2017, a 21-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of men belonging to the upper caste Patel community...

09:28

Turkey again shells YPG positions in Syrias Afrin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

JANUARY 20, 2018 / 3:17 AM

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Turkey shells YPG positions in Syrias Afrin

 

ISTANBUL (Reuters) Turkeys army said it shelled Kurdish positions in Syrias Afrin region on Friday and Saturday, hitting shelters and hideouts used by militants from three groups, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), PYD and YPG.

The militants had earlier fired on Turkish positions, the army said in a statement.

President Tayyip Erdogan said this week he would crush the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin, which he viewed as a security threat to Turkey.

Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday that Turkeys operation in the region had started with cross-border shelling, but no troops have gone into Afrin.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; editing by John Stonestreet

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09:26

UK: Police top dog excuses lack of FGM convictions by saying there are many nuances to this crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No, Balhatchet, there is only one nuance, and you and I and Theresa May and all of Britain knows what that one nuance is: the people who practice female genital mutilation are Muslims, and you dont want to offend them, and so you dont prosecute FGM cases. It really isnt any more nuanced than that, []

09:22

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate
By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and THOMAS KAPLAN
New York Times
JAN. 19, 2018

WASHINGTON Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating.

The shutdown, coming one year to the day after President Trump took office, set off a new round of partisan recriminations and posed risks for both parties. It came after a fruitless last-minute negotiating session at the White House between Mr. Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader.

With just 50 senators voting in favor, Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending measure, which had passed the House on Thursday. Five conservative state Democrats voted for the spending measure. Five Republicans voted against it, although one of those, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, did so for procedural reasons.

As the clock ticked toward midnight, when funding for the government was set to expire, senators huddled on the floor of the crowded Senate chamber, searching for some way forward.

Then, in the early morning hours, Mr. McConnell proposed a measure that would keep the government open for another three weeks, not four as the House measure would have done, and said the Senate would come back to into session at noon Saturday.

Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, and our countrys ability to serve all Americans.

Democrats, calling it the Trump shutdown, countered that Republicans were responsible for the management of a government in their control.

A deal to avoid closing the federal government hinges on Senate Democrats, and some Republicans, who want to include protections for young undocumented immigrants.

In addition to funding government operations through Feb. 16, the House-passed....

09:22

Lockheed Exoskeleton Gives Troops A Leg Up, Literally "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is not Iron Man. It isnt even Iron Fist. Lockheed Martins newest exoskeleton is more like Iron Leg. But for a soldier humping his weapons, ammo and body armor up a mountain in Afghanistan or a high-rise building in a future urban battle, a device to take the load off would be welcome. And, unlike science fiction supersuits, we can build it now.

Exoskeletons are part of the Pentagons Third Offset Strategy, which seeks to use robotics and artificial intelligence to enhance humans on the battlefield, rather than to replace them. Theres no area where the need is more acute than in the infantry, which takes the vast majority of casualties.

09:19

Middle East: Top Palestinian Authority negotiator urged Abbas to reject US peace deal as details emerged "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proposal outline seen by Saeb Erekat would reportedly leave Israel with military control of W. Bank, place Palestinian capital in Jerusalem suburbs, rule out right of return

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief peace negotiator Saeb Erekat sign an application to join UN agencies, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
PA President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief peace negotiator Saeb Erekat sign an application to join UN agencies, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A television report Friday detailed the US peace plan on which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was reportedly briefed earlier this month, and to which he apparently was responding in his recent enraged speech against Israel and the White House.

According to a Channel 10 news report, top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat presented Abbas with a 92-page document outlining the peace plan being formulated by the Trump administration, that would include a number of measures previously rejected by the Palestinians. Erekat is said to have urged Abbas to reject the plan outright.

The TV report seemed to correspond with a Hadashot news report earlier this week, which said an associate of the PA leader had traveled to Saudi Arabia to receive details of Trumps peace plan

The plan reportedly calls for overall security responsibility for the West Bank to remain with Israel, with an Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley and in key West Bank vantage points. The Pale...

09:19

Citrix To Unify Product Suite, Kill Off Today's Product Names By May "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

An internal staff memo, obtained by The Register and which we understand has been shared with industry analysts under non-disclosure agreements, explains that Citrix's developers have started "working across teams to unify all our offerings into innovative and holistic solutions" and "moved beyond the old way of thinking solely about individual products."

Citrix's marketing execs have decided that those efforts mean "we need to simplify our portfolio naming so that it's easy to understand, buy, and use." The biz will therefore "reframe the way we market and sell products to amplify a focused Citrix brand with simplified and descriptive names that are easily understood."

The result will be a "Citrix + function" product naming scheme that will supersede established brands, such as Netscaler and Xen, and pave the way for things like Citrix SD-WAN and Citrix Desktops. Individual products will be filed under categories like Citrix Networking or Citrix Analytics.

The names are set to be finalized in February and launched in May 2018, when the corp will stage its Synergy user conference in Los Angeles, California.

[...] That Citrix has switched up its products and plans a relaunch, of sorts, is welcome news, given that when incoming CEO David Henshall took the big chair in July 2017, after predecessor Kirill Tatarinov spent just 18 months in the job, he promised to deliver a vision and "strategic initiatives" to advance his organization's fortunes.

[...] Henshall has an opportunity to do more than promise action on January 31, 2018, when the company will report its next quarterly results. Perhaps we'll learn more then.

For now, we are left to ponder the fact that the memo we've glimpsed ends with thanks to "all Citrites" for their help remaking the company. We mention this as perhaps Henshall needs his branding team to come up with a better collective noun for his employees if he wants to hit those best workplace lists. Just saying.


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09:16

New Colorado Bill Could Implement Nanotechnology to Track Legal Cannabis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

The following article by Derrick Broze was originally published by Activist Post

A new Colorado bill would require the implementation of technology to scan cannabis to determine whether it was legally purchased. 

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a new bill which would require the development of marijuana tracking technology to help law enforcement distinguish between legal and illegally purchased cannabis. The bill, SB18-029, was introduced by Representatives Leroy Garcia, Daniel Pabon, Kent D. Lambert and Yeulin Willett on January 10 under the title Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology.

According to the text of the bill, it will require the Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University Pueblo to develop cannabis tracking technology. The bill calls for development of an agent that can be applied to cannabis plants or products, industrial hemp or industrial hemp products. The cannabis or hemp product would then be scanned by another device which would indicate whether the cannabis or help was cultivated, manufactured, or sold by a licensed marijuana business or registered hemp cultivator.

The general assembly finds and declares that the technology will benefit Colorado by increasing the ability of law enforcement to properly enforce Colorado marijuana laws, which in turn will enhance the regulated marijuana market by differentiating between legal and illegal marijuana and protect state revenue from unregulated marijuana sales.

Further, the bill instructs the Institute of Cannabis Research to find a vendor to develop the technology to the satisfaction of the state licensing authority. Once this technology is determined to be an effective means of tracking cannabis and hemp, the state licensing authority will create rules which require the technology to be used by licensed cannabis businesses. In addition, the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture will create rules that require registered industrial hemp cultivators to use the technology. Finally, the bill...

09:12

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Government Shutdown: Blame Game Begins As Chaos Marks Donald Trump's One-year Anniversary in White House
Donald Trump was hosting the Democratic Senate leader on Friday afternoon in an 11th hour push to reach a deal to avert a government shutdown CREDIT: BLOOMBERG

Chris Graham
Telegraph UK
20 JANUARY 2018 7:09AM

Donald Trump cancels Florida trip as crisis deepens
What happens now the government has shut down?

The US government has started to shut down after Congress failed to overcome a bitter standoff over spending and immigration  - marking a choatic end to Donald Trump's first year as president.

Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century.

Social Security and most other safety net programmes are unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is brokered before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.


White House blames Democrats

After hours of closed-door meetings and phone calls, the Senate scheduled its late-night vote on a House-passed plan. It gained 50 votes to proceed to 48 against, but 60 were needed to break a Democratic filibuster.

The White House lashed out at Democratic Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, blaming him for the shutdown "Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown," Trump's spokeswoman Sarah Sanders declared.

"Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans.

Senate Democrats put politics above n...

09:12

Syria Is Now Mr. Trumps War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editorial
The New York Times
January 19, 2018

Credit Shannon Freshwater

As a candidate, Donald Trump warned against foreign wars, not least in Syria. A year into his presidency, he is adding Syria to a list of open-ended conflicts that already includes Afghanistan and Iraq.

We know President Trumps plan not because he asked Congress for authorization and funding for a continuing troop presence in Syria. We know because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained it in a speech on Wednesday at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The United States will maintain a military presence in Syria focused on ensuring ISIS cannot re-emerge, he said. Our military mission in Syria will remain conditions-based. In other words, without any end date or public benchmarks for success.

As of last month, there were about 2,000 American troops in Syria up from 500 a year ago a mix of engineering units and Special Operations units that fight and train with local militias in the battle against the Islamic State. Now that we know they will be there indefinitely, who can say the number wont go higher and the mission wont creep more?

Syria is a complex problem. But this plan seems poorly conceived, too dependent on military action and fueled by wishful thinking.

The United States initiated military action in Syria to confront ISIS, which overran huge areas of Syria and Iraq in 2014. Military operations under President Barack Obama and the Trump administration liberated more than 98 percent of the territory previously controlled by the Islamic State and freed over 7.5 million people from brutal rule.

09:08

British Conservatives, Macron plan more wars in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Sh*t Show: Obama blames Cameron & Sarkozy for mess in post-Gaddafi Libya

11 March 2016

US President Barack Obama has blamed UK Prime Minister David Cameron and other European leaders for the current chaos in Libya, saying he had more faith in them being invested in the follow-up, given Libyas proximity.

Meanwhile, Trump has replaced Obama, Theresa May has replaced fellow Conservative Cameron, and in France Macron has replaced fellow right-winger Sarkozy.

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Anglo-French summit plans new imperialist wars in Africa

YESTERDAY, PM Theresa May met with French President Macron in a UK-France Summit that was, however, no ordinary summit.

Firstly, it took place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, an unusual place to hold a summit. Secondly, as the 2018 United Kingdom-France Summit Communique, published by Downing Street confirms, In advance of the Summit, and to deepen our strong ongoing cooperation, the heads of the United Kingdoms Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Servi...

09:02

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senate Rejects Funding Bill, Partial Shutdown Begins
BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
The Hill
01/19/18 10:39 PM EST
 
Senators voted late Friday to reject a House-passed bill that would have funded the government until Feb. 16, beginning a partial government shutdown.

Most Democrats voted to block the bill as part of a risky strategy to force Republicans to negotiate with them on a legislative fix for "Dreamers," immigrants who illegally came to the country at a young age and now face the prospect of deportation. The procedural motion on the bill failed 50-49.

Only five Democrats voted to advance the bill Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.), who are all up for reelection this year in states carried by President Trump in 2016 election, and newly elected Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.).

Republicans were also not united, as Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) also voted against advancing the legislation. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, was absent.

The procedural vote remained open for roughly two hours on Friday night, remaining well below the needed 60 votes to pass.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney issued a memorandum instructing agencies to begin a shutdown.

The memo said that because OMB does not have a clear signal from Congress that it will act to fund the government, it is necessary to execute plans "for an orderly shutdown" due to the absence of appropriations.

It said OMB would offer additional guidance as appropriate.

While a partial shutdown has started, Mulvaney earlier in the day suggested the negative effects of a shutdown would not completely be felt until Monday, when hundreds of thousands of workers would be furloughed.

The closure will mark the first time that the government has been shuttered since 2013, when a shutdown carried on for 16 days as a band of Republicans tried to dismantle ObamaCare.

Republicans are blaming Senate Democrats for the latest shutdown, arguing their refusal to agree....

09:02

Nanoparticle gel could make mass-market low-cost Holography, LIDAR "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why arent holograms or related optical devices part of our everyday lives yet? The technologies can be created by using magnetic fields to alter the path of light, but the materials that can do that are expensive, brittle and opaque. Some only work in temperatures as cold as the vacuum of space.

Minjeong Cha, MSE PhD Student, applies a gel made up of chiromagnetic nanoparticles that are a conduit for modulating light to a laser apparatus. Image credit: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering

Now, researchers from the University of Michigan and the Federal University of Sao Carlos in Brazil have demonstrated that inexpensive nanoparticles in a gel can replace traditional materials at a drastically reduced cost. And their approach works at room temperature.

09:01

New York Times Forwards Climate Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


-by Noah

First, let me, as Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon liked to say, make something perfectly clear: By posting this meme as a Midnight Meme Of The Day!, I am not fat-shaming Seor Trumpanzee. Definitely not. No way. Instead, I am, as I always do, Asshole Shaming him. Got it?

Trump, a fat-shamer himself, knows he is obese. What's more, he is ashamed of his obsesity. If he wasn't ashamed of it, he would not go to such absurd lengths to, at least technically, hide the fact that he is obese. Lots of people have a weight issue. Some on the plus side. Some are anorexic. None of that speaks to one's value or character. What's interesting to me about Trump running from his reality (and I'm not solely talking about his obesity here), is that his reaction to his obesity is a reflection of his character. He is using it as just one more opportunity to be a compulsive liar, a fake, a fraud, an asshole of maximum proportions.

When the story of the results of Seor Trumpanzee's physical exam were released earlier this week, the looney bin known as the White House took great pains to "adjust" both Trump's height and weight so as to make it appear that he is not obese. They reported him as being 6'3" tall and weighing 239 pounds. At 6'3", 240 pounds would mean Trump is officially obese. Hmmm. Maybe we can call him "nearly obese?" Now, consider this: After dinner on the day of his physical, Trump undoubtedly weighed 240 pounds, or more. So, Seor Trumpanzee went to bed obese that night. Whatever. If Trump was weighed at 239, somebody please get me one of of those "magic scales!"

When the White House issued Dr. Ronny Jackson's statement about the physical, Dr. Jackson managed to spell his own name wrong,...

09:00

Eyes of an Angel with Paul elder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eyes of Angel by Paul Elder
If you read no other book about what we are learning about the other side, please make it this one.  He has read the literature through and then participated in the best available training at the Monroe Institute.  I found the work both complete and comprehensives as well in exploring his own reactions to all this.

The spirit body we all have is physically real but formed from second tier matter.  Thus on death we return perceptionally to this second tier world and participate in eternal life there.  The constructs there are formed by shared imagination although Paul does not make this distinction.

In the spirit world we all become Hobbits.  My own Lucid Dream returned me to a cottage similar to the farm house of my youth to meet my mother.  The affinity was there.  Was Tolkien imagining the After Life?


Eyes of an Angel

http://www.paul-elder.com/book.html 

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09:00

ASER 2017 Shows Indias Secondary Education Sector Is Failing to Impart Basic Skills "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Merely increasing enrolment will not lead to the development of elementary skills that education is supposed to provide.

ASERs statistics have shown how the ability of grade 8 students has been consistently falling over the years, coinciding with the increase in enrolment rates. Credit: TESS India/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

ASERs statistics have shown how the ability of grade 8 students has been consistently falling over the years, coinciding with the increase in enrolment rates. Credit: TESS India/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2017 Beyond Basics was recently released and is unfortunately on expected lines. The report highlights the sorry state of education when it comes to Indias 14-18-year-olds and asks rather uncomfortable questions that policy practitioners must find answers to. In an earlier article, we had outlined some issues that have plagued Ind...

09:00

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



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

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

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

From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: Mike Maloney On The Crypto Revolution

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

09:00

Update: 'Bat-Winged Man' Hit By Delivery Truck "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




This is really as good as it gets short of convincing one to walk into a lab for a physical.  We have many eye witness reports, even up close, but all lack physicality.  This is as physical as it gets.  I am impressed that it survived a 40 mile per hour impact at all.  However a tough animal certainly can do just that.  That it was able to shake of the shock and fly off is impressive.

This is our Mothman and it is certainly our gargoyle as well.  It is also the primary source for cattle mutilations as well.  The creature feeds on blood and occasional soft tissue.  And yes, you want to be scared of it, although it knows well enough to be wary of us.

It is one more nocturnal predator in our curious inventory of nocturnal cryptids.. 



Update: 'Bat-Winged Man' Hit By Delivery Truck

I recently received further information on the following account:


'Bat-Winged Man' Hit By Delivery Truck
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Summer 2016 - Chesterland, Ohio, USA: I had a very similar encounter with the winged creature myself and even posted the story of what happened to a group on Facebook that talks about things. Im 32 years old and had never seen anything supernatural or alien in my life until last summer. I had always been and still am very much a skeptic, and to this day I try to convince myself that what I saw was actually a really big hawk or something...but I know I'm lying to myself.

It was around 3:45 AM, I'm driving west on 322 towards Chesterland, Ohio. I'm driving a Freight-liner box truck with a load of newspapers. In the summer tim...

08:58

The Next War Between Turkey and the Kurds Will Be Waged in Washington, D.C. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkeys dislike of Kurdish troops at its border could spark a new war and this time, it may be with America

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Turkey-backed fighters tour the Syrian town of Azes near the border of the two countries on January 19, 2018.
Turkey-backed fighters tour the Syrian town of Azes near the border of the two countries on January 19, 2018./AP

Well strangle this force at birth, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdodan warned Syrian Kurdish leaders this week, in a message aimed directly at the White House. He was referring specifically to the Kurdish military force the United States wants to set up in Syria as a kind of border patrol along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The force, expected to number some 30,000 fighters, isnt really a new army. At least half its members are already operating in northern Syria as part of the Syr...

08:58

TOP TEN SIGNS WERE LIVING IN A POLICE STATE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This article was written by Ryan Christian and originally published at The Last American Vagabond.

The further a society drifts from Truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. George Orwell

There are some who would have Americans believe that certain kinds of change are necessary to the modern survival of this country. In this time of limitless and unforeseen possibilities, that statement is inevitably true. Yet, this uncertainty is used to impose unnecessary restrictions upon the people. These restrictions will set this nation down a dangerous path that will slowly strip it of that which was once the sole ambition of those who set out to liberate the oppressed: freedom.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.  Benjamin Franklin

1. WHISTLEBLOWERS BEING CULLED

Deceiving the people you work for and spreading their information to the masses in most cases is a no-no; except when you are exposing a gross injustice and/or breach of rights by the very individuals charged with the defense of those rights. Then it becomes the duty of every American to expose the true evil. There are people who are fighting for the rights of others at the expense of their own, being cast as traitors when in reality they are the true patriots of today.

2. THERE ARE CAMERAS EVERYWHERE

You cant go anywhere today without being recorded. From the traffic lights to the ATM machine, every move you make is watched and documented. I dont know about you, but I dont recall voting on these matters. They just sort of appeared, for our safety of course. As far as regulation goes, there are none. Our government can access these feeds at any point, for any reason, as long as its a matter of national security. Which Im sure it always is.

3. YOUR VOTE NO LONGER MATTERS

Despite all the evidence that these machines are built to be tampered with, touch screen voting machines continue to be used as this...

08:56

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08:50

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Government Just Shut Down. What Happens Next?
By Daniella Diaz and Kevin Liptak, CNN
1:44 AM ET, Sat January 20, 2018

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2018 before the opening of the second session of the 115th Congress.

In the final moments leading up to Friday's midnight deadline, Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to agree on a stopgap funding measure to continue government services.

So what happens next? Here's a rundown of what will happen if the government remains shut down.

Furloughs

Thousands of federal employees will be placed on furlough -- meaning they won't report to work Monday. Whoever works for agencies and departments that are considered nonessential, including agencies that pay out small business loans and process passport requests, will cease to work effective immediately until Congress is able to agree on a bill for the federal budget.

The employees in these departments would be placed on "furlough." In previous shutdowns, everyone who stayed home was paid retroactively after an agreement was reached in Washington.

At the peak of the 2013 government shutdown, about 850,000 employees were furloughed per day, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

White House

The White House said Friday that 1,056 members of the Executive Office of the President would be furloughed, and 659, considered essential, would continue to report to work.

Furloughed staff will still be expected to report to duty on Monday, the White House said in a contingency plan posted to its website Friday. But they can stay for no longer than four hours to engage in "shutdown activities" like setting out-of-office messages or explaining how to carry out functions to colleagues who are not furloughed.

Military

The military is considered essential and will still report for duty. However, the troops -- including those in combat -- will potentially not be paid during a shutdown.

If the shutdown goes on for weeks, about 1.3 million active-duty military will be expected to work potentially without pay. The military is cur...

08:49

08:45

Mary Lou McDonald faces battle of margins as FG and FF set to scrap over every loose seat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IAs we await the confirmation whether or not Mary Lou McDonald was the only candidate for President of Sinn Fein, our own Patricia McBride tipped Michelle ONeill for Vice President on RTE Drivetime last evening. So it looks like two women at the top.

Or rather front of house. Power up to now has rested almost exclusively with the parties shadowy leadership team. Neither women can expect to be let too far off the partys halter. Nor are they likely to be given much discretion as leaders.

But for now, Mary Lou is the one whose public game will count. Not so much because shes President, but because having seen off any serious resistance in northern Nationalism the southern project is the higher prize for the party.

For all the loud complaints about Arlenes influence over Theresa May, Sinn Fein has never made any bones about their ambition to wield power in Dublin with the simple aim of projecting power back into Northern Ireland.

This is one of the reasons why the party, even when holding senior office in government, has never invested in what numerous DUP MLAs used to sneeringly call, north-southery.

Getting that power is now Mary Lous primary job. Whilst waiting for her to achieve it, is apparently Michelles (and apparently by extension, Northern Irelands).

Mary Lou has certainly got the experience, indeed, as Patricia also noted this evening, there are not that many of her generation that have seats, and certainly none for as long. She was first elected to the European Parliament in 2004.

Not long after failing to be re-elected to Strasbourg in 2009, she was appointed Vice President taking up a long apprenticeship to her hero and long term mentor, Gerry Adams.

Despite early speculation around Pearse Doherty there has been little doubt since her first successful election to the Dail in 2011 that she was the one destined to step up to take on the mantle of Gerrys public office.

Shes gone through a number testing fires since: not least around the time of the Mairia Cahill and Paudie McGahon rape allegations, and come through them. She has to be made of stern stuff to deal with the  movements often brutal past.

As Ed Moloney notes, we can see the hierarchy of importance between the two parts of the party in how the Barry McElduff controversy presented itself to the party as a problem to be managed.

Whilst the controversy stayed in NI, it simply wasnt a problem. When it matured down south it most certainly (and most suddenly) became one

.the source of pressure on McElduff to quit, i.e. from t...

08:44

10 Signs You Are Highly Sensitive to Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In life, there are some people who are far more energy sensitive than others. These people can sense the energies and auras coming off of the things around them.

Being a sensitive person is not easy. It is important to know that what you are experiencing is energy sensitivity so that you can better understand what you are going through. Do you get strong feelings when around other people? If so, you might be energy sensitive. Take a look at the list of signs below to find out.

Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a hot mess or having too many issues are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.
Anthon St. Maarten

10 Signs You Are Extremely Energy Sensitive:

1. Your senses seem to be sensitive in general.

Your sense of smell is stronger than others, you are light sensitive, and you do not do well in loud places. Your senses are more sensitive than the senses of others. Things that bother you other people do not even notice.

2. You can read auras.

You can sense the auras of those around you. When someone has a bright and inviting aura you feel more comfortable and when someone has a negative aura you know to get away from them. This helps you in many ways.

3. You have a strong intuition.

Your gut tends to guide you down the right path. Your intuition is something you always listen to and are better for doing so. These strong feelings get you out of some terrible situations.

4. You can tell when someone is lying.

You are able to read people easily. When someone is telling you a lie, you know. It is pretty damn hard to get things past you.

5. You seem to know more than others and without reason.

You just know things sometimes, and there is no reason for this and no explanation. You are linked to something much deeper than the rest.

6. You are often called too sensitive by those close to you.

Your friends and family do not understand you or the things you do. They are just too different and most are not capable of truly understanding you because they will never experience the things you do. This i...

08:42

US government goes into first shutdown in five years after Senate vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senate Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding measure. The partial shutdown comes on the first anniversary of US President Donald Trumps inauguration.

US Capitol (Getty Images/A.P. Bernstein)

The US government shut down on Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a procedural vote on a stopgap budget to fund the government.

Most Democrats and some Republicans voted against ending debate and advancing to a vote on a short-term bill to fund the government for the next month in a late-night vote on a House-passed plan.

The failure of the motion means that President Donald Trump will mark exactly one year since taking office with the first shuttered government in five years.

The Republicans, who control the White House and both chambers of Congress, looked set to bear the brunt of responsibility for the shutdown even as they sought to pin blame on Democratic obstructionism.

The vote failed 49 to 50. Sixty votes were needed to end cloture and proceed to a vote on the House bill.

Republicans were asking for a four-week stopgap funding measure to keep the government running.

 Donald Trump (picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Brandon)The shutdown marks one year since Trump took office

Showdown over immigration

Democrats, who are seeking to capitalize on any Republican failings during a mid-term election year, may also be faulted after they wouldnt budge on demands to protect from deportation some 700,000 Dreamers who came to the country illegally as children. They sought an even shorter funding measure in order to maintain pressure over immigration issues.

Trump blamed the Democrats in a pre-vote tweet, saying it was not looki.....

08:42

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08:38

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Federal Government Shuts Down After Senate Talks Fail
by LEIGH ANN CALDWELL and FRANK THORP V
NBC News

WASHINGTON On the eve of the anniversary of President Donald Trump's first year in office, the federal government entered a partial shutdown late Friday night as a key vote was far short from having the support needed to pass and the midnight deadline came and went.

After the vote, which was held open for two hours as senators sought to find a way out of the impasse that brought them to this moment, senators milled around the floor, huddling in various groups, as Washington waited for word of where Congress goes from here.

Meanwhile, as agencies began sending emails announcing their closure or limited capability, the White House released a statement just before midnight, saying "Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown."

"We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, gave a fiery floor speech, saying the shutdown was "100 percent preventable" and blaming the Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, blamed President Donald Trump for being a slippery and unreliable negotiating partner. "What will it take to get Trump to say 'yes,'" Schumer said.

After the public blame game and the government closed, McConnell stood at his podium and said he's "open" to a stop-gap spending measure to Feb. 8, which is a possible opening to re-open the government.

The proposal that failed was the one passed by the House Thursday, which would have funded the government until Feb. 16, extended the low-income children's health insurance program, or CHIP, for six years and suspended some Obamacare taxes for two years.

Senate Democrats, demanding progress on the fate of those covered by the DACA program, huddled just off the Senate floor for more than hour prior the vote, after prospects of an agreement between Democrats, Republicans and the Wh...

08:36

Trump Signs Bill Renewing NSAs Internet Surveillance Program "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via: Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agencys warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

08:33

Government shuts down after Senate bill collapses, negotiations fail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Looks like the Democrats have created a timely Government shutdown to celebrate Trumps presidential anniversary! https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/government-shuts-down-after-senate-bill-collapses-negotiations-fail/ar-AAuUJ2w?ocid=spartanntp The government shut down early Saturday morning on the first anniversary of President Trumps inauguration after Congress failed to meet a midnight deadline to renew funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called a shutdown 100-percent avoidable and blamed []

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08:33

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Shutdown Begins as Senate Fails to Pass New Budget
BBC World Service

The US government has begun a federal shutdown after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget.

Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until 16 February did not receive the required 60 votes.

It is the first shutdown ever to happen while the same party, the Republicans, controls Congress and the White House.

In response, the White House accused Democrats of holding "lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands".

"They put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans", spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

But Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump had turned down two bipartisan compromise deals and "did not press his party in Congress".

It was unclear which way the vote would go as the midnight deadline approached, with Republicans and Democrats split on key issues.

The House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night to extend funding until next month, but the measure failed to pass the Senate by a margin of 50-49.

Five Republicans voted against the bill while five Democrats broke ranks to support it.

This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators. When Dems pay our armed forces & first responders we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform. During the politically manufactured #SchumerShutdown, @POTUS will fight for & protect the American people.

The last US shutdown happened in 2013 and lasted for 16 days, during which many federal employees took a forced leave of absence.

Many government offices will close as federal law requires agencies to shut down if Congress has not allocated money to fund them.

National parks and monuments are also likely to face closure.

But essential services will still run. These include national security, postal services, air traffic control, inpatient medical services, emergency outpatient medicine, disaster assistance, prisons, taxation and...

08:30

Why Countries Should End the Cycle of Hosting Big Sporting Events "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sporting extravaganzas are a way for cities in emerging market economies to try and play the modernity game. But they dont make the rules, and so they can never win.

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Local residents attend a rehearsal in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee

All over the developing world, metropolises are rushing to cement their status as global cities. These are metropolitan centres that compete to become important hubs of cultural and economic activity in the interlinked global world. Its all part of what scholars describe as the modernity game. And sport is rapidly emerging as an important way to display modernity and earn the global city mantle.

In earlier times, Western countries played host to massive events like the Worlds Fair to cement their status as modern world cities. Non-Western countries were left to catch up and despite their best efforts, few beyond Japan, South Korea and Singapore managed to do so.

International sporting competitions are the new Worlds Fair and can propel cities up the global city rankings. Hosting the Olympic Games (in summer or winter, depending on their climate), the Commonwealth Games or a single discipline event like the FIFA World Cup offers cities prestige.

Pyeongchang County, South Korea is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics and Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. For globalising cities in emerging market economies, these sporting extravaganzas offer a way to demonstrate their rising geopolitical importance.

For proponents of the global city model, this is reason to celebrate. But it also illustrates the ongoing attempt by non-Western countries to compete not only in sports but economically...

08:25

Net Neutrality, the Open Internet, and Nuclear Information theme for January 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Before the Internet, information to the public was very much controlled by the established media print, radio, television. With the world wide web came the opportunity for just about anyone to set up a site, just like this one, and to provide information on any generalist or specialised subject. (Of course, there are disadvantages e.g. the new sites could lack the fact checking rigour expected of professional journalism).

From the point of view of examining nuclear issues, the Internet provided a timely opportunity to bypass the propaganda that is fed to the public via the mainstream media.  That has become more important now, as investigative journalists lose their jobs in the shaky world of commercial media.  The secretive nuclear industry has been having  a field day, or a field few decades, in handing out propaganda to mainstream journalists, who most often swallow it uncritically.

It was only  a matter of time before corporations worked to gain the same kind of control over the Internet, as they used to have over the media in pre-Internet days.

Its in this context, that, on December 15th, the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order which protects net neutrality in the United StatesNet neutrality requires all internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all data equally, without blocking, throttling or censoring services or websites.

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08:22

Have Asked for CCTVs to Ensure Safety at Hospitals: Delhi Govt to HC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: The AAP government has informed the Delhi high court that it has issued direction to all the hospitals run by it or by autonomous bodies to install CCTVs to ensure safety of its staff and patients, especially women.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar was further informed that the Delhi governments director general health services has also asked the hospitals run by it that non functional CCTV cameras in their premises be repaired and the same be installed wherever required.

Delhi governments additional standing counsel Gautam Narayan further informed the court that a total of 2,613 CCTV cameras were installed in over 30 city governments hospitals, of which 2,372 cameras were functional.

The AAP government was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions for installation of CCTV cameras and deputing of security guards at all government hospitals under its jurisdiction.

The court had issued notices to the authorities concerned on the plea by a former staff nurse who alleged that she was stalked by a patient in the hospital where she worked...

08:20

8 Sure-Fire Ways to Help You Identify a True Crystal Child "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crystal children are a type of star children. They are not easy to spot, but they do in many ways stand out.

Crystal children are born on the sixth dimension of consciousness and yet have the potential to open up at a rapid rate to the ninth level. They are very peaceful people and are here to send the rest of us down a path to reveal our inner power. Below you will find a list of things that will help you identify whether or not someone in your life is a true crystal child.

You are the hybrids of golden worlds and ages splendidly conceived. 
 AberjhaniJourney through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

8 Things That Will Help You to Identify a True Crystal Child:

1. They are very sensitive and caring.

They care about the people in their lives and when something bad happens it really gets to them. They are great people who would do anything for those they love. Crystal children are true friends.

2. They are usually quite forgiving.

While many people would consider this to be a weakness, star children are known for their forgiving nature. They can be too forgiving, and are known for giving people chance after chance.

3. They are much wiser than most.

Star children are considered to be wise beyond their years. They are the people we go to for advice most of the time. They just always know what to say somehow.

4. They have a magnetic personality.

You will find yourself to be drawn to star children like a moth to the flame. This is because they stick out in some of the best ways! They put off an aura that is so open and inviting that many people cannot resist.

5. They tend to have an opalescent aura.

Their aura is opalescent in color. For those who can see auras, this is a beneficial thing to know. However, if you cannot see auras, the rest of these signs should be enough for you. If you want to learn how to read auras click here.

6. They care for the planet.

These people are always working to help the world. They know we have serious issues going on and are active in promoting change. They will never give up on mother Earth.

7. They are usually quite fearless.

Most star children are considered to be brave because the...

08:16

US Government Shuts Down as Spending Bill Fails in Senate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney talks with reporters at the White House in Washington, US, January 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney talks with reporters at the White House in Washington, US, January 19, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria

Washington: The US government officially shut down after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

In a dramatic late-night session, senators blocked a Bill to extend government funding through February 16. The Bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but fell short with only 50 supporting it.

Most Democrats opposed the Bill because their efforts to include protections for hundreds of thousands for the young immigrants known as Dreamers failed.

Huddled negotiations by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in the last...

08:16

Rep. Matt Gaetz To Tucker Carlson: Shocking FISA Memo Will Prove Mueller Witch Hunt Is Rotten To The Core (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)  joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson Friday evening and assured the shocking FISA abuse memo will prove special counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation is rotten to the core.

Credit: THE LIBERTY DAILY

Asked why the FISA memo is a big deal, the Florida Republican replied, I believe that once the American people have the opportunity to evaluate the allegations and claims in this memo, it will become evident the activities of the last administration, the crimes I believe were committed, and the total shame that this Mueller investigation is, built on a false premise and rotten to the core, Tucker.

According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so explosive, that it could end special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe. Additionally, the memos release could lead to the prosecution of top FBI and Justice Department officials, contends Carter.

On Thursday evening, Gaetz told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he believes the memos release will lead to government officials going to prison.

I believe this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence, Gaetz told Hannity.

Via Hannity:

Republican lawmakers have begun lobbying Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the memo.

Earlier this morning, I examined the classified, four-page memo from @HouseIntelComm regarding the FBI, DOJ, and the so-called . To put it simply, WOW. I joined the call to 

08:07

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Jan. 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Jan. 20 2018

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 20 Jan. 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles


A. Jan. 19 2018 4:02 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for January 19, 2018 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/

1. RV release date still locked in.

2. Final authorization was not yet given by the Elders.

3. The Alliance/Elders were still baiting the Cabal through false starts.

4. Cabal corruption on banking levels was still present and being dealt with rapidly.

5. RV release date/timing remained a mystery.

B. Jan. 19 2018 5:08 pm EST, Zap Update: "Last Rites Again" - ZAP Update - The Office of POOFness - 1.19.18 We were assured that our funds would be in our hands by the middle of next week for sure.

C. Jan. 19 2018 3:45 pm EST GCR Intel Summary from Jan. 16 to Jan. 19: Restored Republic via a GCR: Intel Summary from Jan. 16 to Jan. 19

1. Late night Jan. 15-16 there was a global system reboot in banks around the world while being connected to new rates on the Forex.

2. On Jan. 16 the Forex showed new currency rates, but those rates were not visible to the gen.........

08:00

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When I was in Wanaka I met a German tourist.

His English was very basic and my German much less so but we managed a conversation.

Hed been in Queenstown the day before and didnt like it.

People, he said, gesturing to show me there were too many. Here there is space.

Like the tourist, I like space and I dont do crowds.

Its not that I dont like people, I just prefer them in smaller numbers.

Living in the country as I do, I usually have plenty of space and only encounter people in very small numbers and Im grateful for that.

08:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We have a bumper crop for you tonight!

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07:57

(Video) The GoldFish Report No. 181 -- 'Uniting the Light' w/ Cobra, James Gilliland, KP, Winston Shrout "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Jan 19, 2018

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

07:52

Bathtub Refinishing Prices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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07:46

Jerome Corsi Decodes Today's Q Drop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

@jerome_corsi: "Here is a new DECODE of #QAnon #Qanon8chan post on Obama administration use of private email servers and pseudonym email addresses to avoid government detection & back channel BLACK HAT activity https://www.scribd.com/document/369544772/Qanon-Decode-Post-Thursday-Jan-18-2018-Hussein-Cabinet-Staff-Vers-9-0-Jan-19-2018 "
Link to the decode on scribd: http://tiny.cc/4jsfqy

Link directly to said Tweet: https://twitter.com/jerome_corsi/status/954464188755333121

#RedPillANormieToday
#ReleaseTheMemo
#Qanon

Enjoy the reading.

You're welcome.

#VictoryOfTheLight

07:45

Syrian War Report: Syrian Troops Almost Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrian War Report: Syrian Troops Almost Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket Video South Front Video Source

The post Syrian War Report: Syrian Troops Almost Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

07:44

Well Known CIA Pilot Claims that the Moon has 250 Million Inhabitants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



You may think its quite ludicrous to even contemplate that the Moon could be harbouring as many as 250 million citizens, but its not. Although this may not be true, those who have looked into it know that strange anomalies have surrounded the Moon for decades. Contemplation without investigation is the height of ignorance, a quote attributed to Einstein holds true here. If you actually do some independent research, you might be quite shocked with what you find, especially when it comes to the credibility of the sources.

As far back as 1970, two well-respected members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Michael Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, created a hypothesis suggesting that the Moon is a spaceship created by unknown beings. Fast forward to today, and we have former high-ranking members of the military and intelligence agencies sharing their knowledge with regards to strange things that are happening on the Moon. A few examples are listed in the articles linked below.

Read More:

https://eraoflight.com/2018/01/20/a-well-known-cia-pilot-claims-that-the-moon-has-250-million-citizens/

07:43

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them in ways that could be used to test thousands of reactions in parallel.

The researchers view their system as an alternative to the microfluidic devices now commonly used in biological research, in which biological solutions are pumped through microscopic channels connected by mechanical valves. The new approach, which moves solutions around in computationally prescribed patterns, could enable experiments to be conducted more efficiently, cost-effectively, and at larger scales.

Traditional microfluidic systems use tubes, valves, and pumps, says Udayan Umapathi, a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, who led the development of the new system. What this means is that they are mechanical, and they break down all the time. I noticed this problem three years ago, when I was at a synthetic biology company where I built some of these microfluidic systems and mechanical machines that interact with them. I had to babysit these machines to make sure they didnt explode.

07:43

Graphene Could Be a Source of Endless, Clean Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists have discovered an endless energy supply in the naturally occurring Brownian motion of graphene.

07:43

A robotic arm made of DNA moves at dizzying speed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A DNA machine with a high-speed arm could pave the way for nanoscale factories.

07:43

Samsung starts producing GDDR6 RAM for next-gen graphics cards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You can start getting pumped about the next generation of graphics cards, as Samsung has announced that its building the first-ever 16-gigabit GDDR6 chips using its 10-nanometer class technology. The news isnt a complete surprise, as Samsung previously said that GDDR6 was coming when it unveiled 8-gigabit DDR4 RAM chips last month and won a CES 2018 Innovation Award in November.

Beginning with this early production of the industrys first 16Gb GDDR6, we will offer a comprehensive graphics DRAM line-up, with the highest performance and densities, in a very timely manner, said Samsungs Senior VP Jinman Han. The company also did a minor tease, saying the chips will play a critical role in early launches of next-generation graphics cards and systems.

The voracious demand from bitcoin mining has pushed the GeForce GTX 1070 from a $380 suggested retail price to $890.

07:42

BMW now says that its Tesla Model 3 competitor iNext will have an insane 435-mile range "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BMW is promising a series of new all-electric cars starting next with the first all-electric Mini, but the most anticipated one is the 2021 iNext electric vehicle, which the German automaker has been positioning as a Tesla Model 3 competitor.

They are now hinting at a major range increase for the upcoming vehicle.

07:42

Mitsubishi Will Sell Cars With No Mirrors Next Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You know that warning on your cars side view mirror that says objects may be closer than they appear? You wont see that on this new Mitsubishi prototype. You wont even see mirrors on it.

Thats because Mitsubishi has ditched the mirrors and replaced them with cameras: one each on the drivers and passengers side and another to handle rear-view duties. Theres more to the system than just cameras, of course.

As is the case with almost everything tech-related in the news these days, Mitsubishis mirrorless system will utilize an advanced AI to help keep drivers safe. The cameras can detect objects as far away as 100 meters, and the AI can distinguish between pedestrians and vehicles and even figure out what kind of vehicle is approaching.

07:41

Trump Criticises Permissive US Abortion Laws at Rally "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trump salutes on South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington from Pittsburgh, US, January 18, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

Washington: President Donald Trump criticised US abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend the right to life.

The Republican presidents speech, relayed via video link from the White House Rose Garden to thousands gathered on Washingtons National Mall, highlighted his shift in recent years from a supporter of womens access to abortion to a powerful opponent.

As you all know, Roe v. Wade has resulte...

07:41

(Video) Shocking House Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Jan 19, 2018

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07:36

Listening to this Song Reduces Anxiety by up to 65 Percent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"

By Melanie Curtin



"Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves. So here's a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth. Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one's health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health conditions.

Now, neuroscientists out of the UK have specified which tunes give you the most bang for your musical buck. The study was conducted on participants who attempted to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while connected to sensors. The puzzles induced a certain level of stress, and participants listened to different songs while researchers measured brain activity as well as physiological states that included heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing.

According to Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International, which conducted the research, the top song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date. In fact, listening to that one song- "Weightless"- resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants' overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. That is remarkable.

Equally remarkable is the fact the song was actually constructed to do so. The group that created "Weightless", Marconi Union, did so in collaboration with sound therapists. Its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener's heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

When it comes to lowering anxiety, the stakes couldn't be higher. Stress either exacerbates or increases the risk of health issues like heart disease, obesity, depression, gastrointestinal problems, asthma, and more....

07:32

Facebook to Prioritise Trustworthy News Based on Member Surveys "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebooks headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. Picture taken February 27, 2015. Credit: Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam/File Photo

San Francisco: Facebook Inc will prioritise trustworthy news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

The company, which has more than two billion monthly users, said its members, not experts or Facebook executives, would determine how news outlets rank in terms of trustworthiness. It also said it would...

07:29

Millions of Childrens Lives Hang in the Balance as South Sudan Conflict Grinds On "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

19 January 2018 Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations childrens agency has said only an end to hostilities can bring back hope and safety to the children and young people there.

In South Sudan, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore (left) and UNICEF Head of Nutrition Joseph Senesie (in blue) speak with patients at Al Sabbah Hospital, where UNICEF is implementing a nutrition programme, in Juba, the capital. Photo: UNICEF/Prinsloo

I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw first-hand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death, Henrietta H. Fore, the Executive Director of the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF), said Thursday [18 January 2018] in the capital, Juba, as she wrapped up her visit.
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07:29

The Power of Number 6: 6 Ways to Connect With Your Inner Empress Using Numerology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For those who do not know there is a very real Empress archetype. This is what brings about a deep sense of connection with our femininity.

Source: Liliana Moga

 

You can use the power of the number six to connect with the Empress. For those who do not know the number six is one of our core numbers. It is a number that holds a very deep and intense meaning. Six is considered to be the most harmonious of all single digit numbers. Six is actually sometimes even referred to as the motherhood number because she works to nurture us. The number six bring love and a caring nature into our hearts. However, when working with the number six you need to know that she can also become quite small-minded, and that will rub off on you if you are working incorrectly.

In order to use the number six to express your inner Empress, you need to do the following things. While connecting with your inner Empress is not as simple as we would like for it to be, it is doable. You can achieve great things through your feminine power.

How to Use The Number 6 To Connect With Your Inner Empress:

1. Let Mother Earth guide you.

2. Work to strengthen yourself.

Work from within to better yourself, and do not let anything take away your inner strength. Practice self-care in any form you see fit.

3. Be more kind to others.

Be as kind as you can to the people around you. The number six, as mentioned above, is all about helping others and being there for other people. Treat people as if they are already their best versions.

4. Be as sensual as possible.

The number six is ruled by Venus and that means there is a great pleasure in beauty. Stop and smell the flowers from time to time; dive into your senses.

5. Embrace the yin energy in your life.

Yin is the pas...

07:24

Omaha, NB: Coordinated Banner Drops in Solidarity with #OperationPUSH "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Omaha, NB: Coordinated Banner Drops in Solidarity with #OperationPUSH appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following short report from Nebraska Antifa details coordinated banner drops in solidarity with #J20 and #OperationPUSH.

In solidarity and unity with struggling prisoners of Florida and the J20 inauguration defendants, banners by Omaha Anarchist Black Cross and other groups were deployed in the early morning of January 19, 2018. Read the full statement here.

 

07:20

Crazy Pelosi Brags About Protecting DREAMERS After Senate Democrats Block Funding in Favor of Illegal Aliens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As previously reported, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a blistering statement late Friday night on the Senate Democrats blocking funding the federal government in favor of amnesty for illegal alien DACA recipients.

The Trump administration is putting America first and the Senate Democrats dug in their heels Friday night, shutting down the government in favor of illegal aliens.

The House budget resolution failed a cloture vote in the Senate on a largely party line vote, 50 to 49.

The Schumer Shutdown went in to effect shortly after midnight Saturday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) went on a tweetstorm then released a

07:17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07:16

Syria Devastating Impact of Surging Violence on Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

Concerned over the devastating impact of escalating violence in Syria, where dozens of people in eastern Ghouta have been killed in recent airstrikes, and schools and hospitals are being deliberately destroyed, senior United Nations officials have underscored the obligation on all parties to the conflict, and the international community, to protect civilians from atrocity crimes.

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A street in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Amer Al Shami

 

We cannot stand by silently in the face of indiscriminate violence and violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, said Adama Dieng the UN Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, and Ivan Simonovic, the UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, in a statement issued on 19 January 2018.

We urge all stakeholders, including the Security Council, to condemn this violence, and we urge the parties to the conflict to ensure that basic principles of humanitarian law are protected, in particular with regards to proportionality and distinction.

The worst impact of fighting has been felt in eastern Ghouta (near the capital, Damascus) and Idlib (in the north-west of the country) both designated as de-escalation areas under the Astana process, were civilians should expect a minimum level of safety, added the statement.

However, since mid-November 2017, the estimated 393,000 people in eastern Ghouta have been subjected to airstrikes, shelling and bombardment on an almost daily basis by Government forces and their a...

07:15

What Ive been reading "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I do not have time to read it now, but this appears to be an amazing and very high quality volume: David Biale, et.al., Hasidism: A New History, over 800 pp. but it does all appear to be well-written and also interesting, often gripping.

Shaun Walker, The Long Hangover: Putins New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.  Most of all useful for the Russia-Ukraine recent history.

John C. Hulsman, To Dare More Boldly: The Audacious Story of Political Risk.  A consistently interesting history of political risk analysis, I most liked this sentence: The chapters themselves are baroque in structure, a fond homage to the genius of the pioneering musician and peerless producer Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, particularly his work on his masterpiece Pet Sounds.

Peter J. Dougherty, Confessions of a Scholarly Publisher (not yet on Amazon).  Peter was the director of Princeton University Press for many years, and these are his thoughts on the (much underrated) importance of university presses.  I would stress that Michael Aronson (of Harvard University Press) and Peter were two of the most important figures in my entire career.

Tim Rogan, The Moral Economists: R.H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E.P. Thompson, and the Critique of Capitalism.  The subtitle says it all.  People talk less about Tawney these days, but his book is well worth reading if you dont already know it.

I perused them only briefly, but these seemed attractive:

Joshua B. Freeman, Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World.

Timothy Tackett,...

07:13

Kite Line: Inside the Local Jail "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Kite Line: Inside the Local Jail appeared first on It's Going Down.

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First off, we include an update from outside supporters of Operation PUSH, the strike in Florida prisons that is now in its fifth day. We will continue to give updates on the situation in Floridas prisons as they arrive.

After the news, we share the first part of Craigs story, who was recently released from the Monroe County Jail, after spending two years inside.  We found his observations about life in the jail incredibly helpful for understanding the daily experiences of the sometimes up to 400 men and women held in the local jail, as they navigate fundamentals like medical care, recreation, guards, commissary, and other prisoners.

He shares his positive experiences with the AIR Dorm, which stands for Addicts in Recovery, a program shut down by the jail last year. He also speaks about being a jail trustee, a more privileged, working inmate in the jails kitchen. Well include more of his observations about Monroe County Jail and other facilities around the state next week.

07:13

Public Denunciation from Inmates at the Prison in San Juan Bautista Cuicatln, Oaxaca "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Public Denunciation from Inmates at the Prison in San Juan Bautista Cuicatln, Oaxaca appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following statement comes from prisoners in San Juan Bautista Cuicatln, Oaxaca, and addresses grievances they have with the prison system. 

On Saturday, January 13th, scar Rodrguez de la Rosa was appointed as the new director of the prison in Cuicatln. His opening words in front of the entire prison population addressed the respect for human rights that we have as prisoners and that he would maintain.  These rights are established by different international conventions and treaties like the Standard Minimal Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, our own Constitution, as well as the Law of Execution of Prison Sentences and Restrictions of Freedom of the state of Oaxaca, among others.

Part of these rights include adequate food, healthcare, clothing, education and recreation.  These rights, since the arrival of director scar Rodrguez, have been violated in various ways.  In just five days, he has restricted a variety of our rights without any legal justification, clearly demonstrating through his actions and attitude the stigma he has for us as prisoners and Indigenous people (the majority of the population are members of various Indigenous groups such as Chinantecos, Triquis, Cuicatecos, Nahuas, Mazatecos and Mixtecos). The fact that we are Indigenous has brought discrimination against us, intending to make us feel as if we have no rights and as such can be treated poorly.

Below we list some of these violations:

  • One of his first actions was to limit the entrance of food that was permitted before his arrival, as well as the quantity. The food that they give us in the ranch is not clean, sufficient, nor of good quality.  It doesnt have nutritional value, nor is it adequate for our necessary diet.  The only manner in which we have to eat healthily is with the food that our families bring us.
  • He has prohibited the entrance of family members, such as cousins and uncles, as well as friends. Before, with a written note, a request could be made soliciting the director to authorize these visits.  Being in contact with our family and friends allows us to maintain our mental health and preserve the affective ties that we had before entering the prison.  As Indigenous peoples, our families are broad and we have different kinship that we maintain as part of our group and whose visits have to be respected.
  • He has prohibited the entrance of personal hygiene items like deodorant and cleaning items for our cells, so that are clean...

07:10

Britain Wants Comprehensive Trade Deal With EU, Says British PM Theresa May "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, joins Sutton and Cheam Member of Parliament (MP), Paul Scully, as he campaigns for the forthcoming London local elections, in south west London, Britain January 13, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Leon Neal/Pool

Britains Prime Minister Theresa May joins Sutton and Cheam Member of Parliament (MP), Paul Scully, as he campaigns for the forthcoming London local elections, in south west London, Britain January 13, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Leon Neal/Pool

Berlin: Britain wants to have a comprehensive trade deal with the EU as well as a defence pact in place once its leaves the bloc, Prime...

07:05

Will Aliens Save Humanity? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was July 1st, 1952 when Look magazine carried this story: Flying Saucers The Hunt Goes On with the byline: Fearful of danger from the skies, the United States Air Force is launching a secret search to discover once-and-for-all what is the mysterious, unbelievable thing Americans keep sighting overhead.

At the time, the Air Force confirmed more than 800 sightings of flying saucers with reports from outposts all across the country, including our vital atomic installation sites. Atomic sites were specific areas of intense interests for the odd fast-moving saucers.

Flash forward 65 years: Interviews with U.S. military personnel validate the presence of strange UFO craft shutting down nuclear missile sites, turning the instruments off, inoperative, and overriding human controls. All of which is shocking to the nth degree!

Visitors from outer space obviously do not like nuclear stuff in the hands of humans. Otherwise, why focus on shutting down nuclear sites? Any force powerful enough to shut down nuclear weapon silos is so far beyond the capabilities of earthlings that they can dictate whatever they want. Still, why shut down missile sites? If intention is exposed by activity, then their message says nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons should go the way of the dodo bird.

A documentary film d/d July 2, 2017, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed by UAMN TV is fascinating, almost beyond belief.

There are many, many documentaries about UFOs but mostly ill conceived, unsubstantiated and horribly contrived. UAMNs may be one of the only films that seems credible (hopefully, maybe) because of the quality of first-hand witness accounts and use of declassified military documents.

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed is a Robert Hastings film. He was born in Albuquerque, NM in 1950 at a military base where atomic weapons were engineered. His father served in the USAF. From 1966-67, the family was stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. During one particular incident of UFO activity over a Minuteman missile site, Hastings personally witnessed five UFOs tracked on radar at base air control. That experience led to a lifetime of research. The films message comes thru very clearly. Humans should not be messing around with nuclear power. Didnt Einstein also say that?

Hastings film is based upon declassified U.S. government documents and personal accounts of military officers, revealing that, as early as December 1948, UFOs began showing up at American nuclear laboratories, bomb storage depots, weapons tests grounds, and as time went on, intercontinental weapons missile sites.

ICBM launch officers from the 1960s and 1970s have come forward with Encounters of the Third K...

07:00

Roll Your Own Raspberry Pi OS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Writing an operating system is no small task, but like everything else it is easier than it used to be. [JSandler] has a tutorial on how to create a simple operating system for the Raspberry Pi. One thing that makes it easier is the development environment used. QEMU emulates a Raspberry Pi so you can do the development on a desktop PC and test in the virtual environment. When you are ready, you can set up a bootable SD card and try your work on a real device.

The operating system isnt very complex, but it does boot, organize memory, displays on the screen, handles interrupts, and manages processes. What else do you need?

Theres quite a bit of ancillary information about the Pi, also, which is great. Want to know about the Pis configuration? The organization of the framebuffer? Which interrupts are available? All that information is there.

This isnt the first OS tutorial for the Pi that weve seen. Even if you dont want to build a general-purpose operating system, you might want to try your hand programming the Pi at the bare metal level.

Raspberry Pi image: Evan-Amos [Public domain].

07:00

#BuildtheBase Week of Solidarity & Outreach Kicks Off "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post #BuildtheBase Week of Solidarity & Outreach Kicks Off appeared first on It's Going Down.

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The #BuildtheBase week of solidarity and outreach is kicking off! Across the US, anarchists, autonomists, anti-authoritarians, and autonomous anti-capitalist rebels are hosting conferences, block parties, workshops, film screenings, outreach and informational campaigns, discussions, benefits, and community building events about the path ahead and the coming terrain of revolutionary and autonomous building of new forms of life.

If your group if taking part, make sure to tag posts on social media with #BuildtheBase and #J20 and IGD will share them here and on our social media platforms. Also! If you are hosting speakers, workshops, or a conference and want to record, video, or stream some of the talks, get in touch with us! Wed love to share this content on our podcast.

Over 50 cities and towns in just the US alone are taking part, with many areas organizing a series of events, and several cities outside of the US are also throwing down as well.

The following event list was made possible with the help of our friends at CrimethInc. and Defend J20. To see event resources, films, and more, go here.

#BUILDTHEBASE ROUNDUP

06:59

Dealing with Americas Agony and Enigma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The preservation of Americas leadership should be in maintaining a climate of international peace, security and harmony so that the denizens of the world may be allowed to live in dignity, in mutual tolerance and respect.

The post Dealing with Americas Agony and Enigma appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

06:58

A380 Saved As Emirates Orders Another Twenty Planes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

Three days after warning the A380 might not have a future, Airbus says it will likely keep making the plane into the 2030s.

The turnaround came after Dubai-based Emirates placed an order for 20 more of the behemoths, with options for another 16. The carrier already has 101 A380s in its fleet and had already ordered another 41. The airline therefore has plans to acquire 178 of the planes, but won't ever operate that many as some of the newly-ordered machines will replace older models.

Airbus said the deal will "will provide stability to the A380 production line" and let it keep making the superjumbo for years. Which is great news for the thousands of people around the world who make the plane or parts of it, and for Airbus itself.

[...] The company still hopes that carriers other than Emirates will pick up the plane, which it positions as ideal for routes to popular destinations where landing slots are at a premium. Airbus expects more cities will acquire that status as airline traffic grows.


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06:55

Watch: They Respect Their Pets More Than Labourers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Workers engaged in various occupations shared their stories at an event highlighting various issues and challenges that informal workers face in India.

The post Watch: They Respect Their Pets More Than Labourers appeared first on The Wire.

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