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Monday, 25 September

23:34

The caring state: how Russias new babushkas are filling in the welfare gaps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Expectations of babushki taking care of their grandchildren, shaped by the Soviet history of family and economic policies, are hard to implement in a radically different post-socialist context.

Vyborg playground. Photo: passer-by/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). Some rights reserved.Little Alesha is pushing his stroller down the boulevard. While he practices his new walking skills, Nadia, Aleshas mom, laments the insufficiency of daycare in the city: Ive heard that there is a new law now, according to which they must offer you a slot in a municipal daycare when your child turns three. Still, I hear about all these kids who couldnt get in. I have no idea what I am going to do. I wanted to get Alesha into daycare soon, when he turns two, but I hear that its close to impossible these days.

Nadia lives in a large provincial city that, similarly to other cities in Russia, suffers from a shortage of daycare facilities, which often contradicts the official state rhetoric encouraging women to have multiple children. Although this issue has been at the centre of national and regional politics, municipal and regional governments find it hard to keep pace with the growing demand for daycare. Nadias older daughter is in municipal daycare already. After she was born, Nadia took maternity leave and stayed at home for 18 months. Less than a year after resuming work, she got pregnant again and took maternity leave again. Nadia can, of course, stay at home until Alesha turns three, she told me, but it is hard on the family financially (as only the first year and a half are paid) and she was actually eager to go back to work. I asked Nadia if she was considering private daycare or a nanny. No, she replies without much hesitation. Its either municipal daycare or babushka [grandmother]. I dont trust anyone else when it comes to caring for my kids.

Nadias story is only one of many I heard during the year I spent in a large provincial city in the Urals, where I was conducting an ethnographic study of Russias so-called demographic crisis.

While encouraging young families to have more children, the state fails to provide them with adequate childcare support. Thus, freshly baked parents turn t...

20:55

Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority: Who Is Colleen Duffy Kiko? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The next chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) will be Colleen Duffy Kiko, who has substantial experience in federal workforce issues, including two previous stints at the agency. FLRA is an independent agency that handles issues relating to labor unions and federal workers. If confirmed by the Senate, Kiko would succeed Carol Waller Pope, who served from 2015 to the close of the Obama administration.

 

Kiko was born Colleen Margaret Duffy on October 15, 1950, in Pembina, North Dakota, a small town of barely 600 people near the Canadian border. Her father, Lawrence Duffy, was a career federal employee, serving the Postal Service as a railway mail carrier and the Customs Service as a customs inspector.

 

After earning a BS at North Dakota State University in 1972, Kiko took a job teaching French and coaching volleyball at Souris Valley School in Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada, from September 1972 to February 1973. 

 

Relocating to the Washington, DC area, Kiko started her government service career as a GS-3 clerk/typist in the Department of Treasury, where she worked from March to October 1973.

 

From October 1973 to February 1976, she served in the Customs Service, leaving to join the Labor Management Services Administration of the Department of Labor, which in 1979 was re-organized and renamed as the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Kiko served as a labor relations specialist at FLRA from February 1976 to August 1983, when she left to attend George Mason University Law School, where she earned her JD in 1986. During her last year in law school, she worked as a part-time law clerk at the Fairfax County Attorneys Office.

 

Fresh out of law school, Kiko worked as an attorney advisor in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice from 1986 to 1989, including a stint as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney for...

20:39

The anomaly in the Earths magnetic field which has geophysicists abuzz "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this interview, EGU's Laura Roberts Artal speaks with Jay Shah, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, who is investigating the South Atlantic Anomaly, a patch over the South Atlantic where the Earths magnetic field is weaker than elsewhere on the...... Read more

NEIN wie cool! Die FAZ hat den Gauland mal nachdrcklich ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEIN wie cool! Die FAZ hat den Gauland mal nachdrcklich zu seiner Haltung zu Israel gefragt, und Gauland (!) sagte folgendes:

Ich bin gegen fiktive Szenarien. Aber wenn tatschlich die Gefahr besteht, dass Israel von der Landkarte verschwindet und die Juden jetzt sage ich mal was ganz hartes ins Meer getrieben werden, dann mssen wir in der Tat an der Seite Israels stehen.
Das verbreitet mal schn, immer wenn Gauland was sagt. Das kommt bestimmt total super an bei seinen Whlern.

Ansonsten luft es bei der FAZ gerade nicht so rund.

Zu dem Equifax-Hack neulich gibt es ein Update. Equifax ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zu dem Equifax-Hack neulich gibt es ein Update. Equifax hat schnell "a Leading Identity Protection and Resolution Services Company" gekauft, bevor sie den Hack zugegeben haben. Damit sie davon noch profitieren knnen.

Gibt es berhaupt noch Wege, wie Equifax noch unethischer auftreten knnte?

Wo wir gerade bei Nach-der-Wahl-Durchsagen von braunen ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wo wir gerade bei Nach-der-Wahl-Durchsagen von braunen Politikern waren: Kurze Durchsage von Horst Seehofer!

[Wir hatten] eine Flanke auf der rechten Seite, eine offene Flanke, und deshalb kommt es jetzt in den nchsten Wochen besonders darauf an, dass wir diese Flanke schlieen.
Genau was die CSU jetzt braucht! Noch einen Rechtsruck! Den halben Millimeter, den sie noch nach rechts rcken knnen

Oh und falls ihr euch gefragt habt, wieso die CSU ffentlich bekrftigt, sie wolle weiter mit der CDU zusammenarbeiten (Ctrl-F 12:38) nun, rein rechnerisch ginge die Jamaica-Koalition auch ohne die CSU. Und so wie die zuletzt gegen die Merkel geholzt haben,

Netapp warnt vor Schlangenl. Es geht konkret um Schlangenl, ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Netapp warnt vor Schlangenl. Es geht konkret um Schlangenl, das gerade anlsslich der neuen EU-Datenschutzverordnung in den Markt gedrckt wird. Money Quote:

Enterprises need to tread carefully and learn to appreciate that, for many tech suppliers, GDPR is seen as little more than a new source of revenue generation.
Was Sie nicht sagen!

Tja, die sollten sich mal lieber ein Geschftsmodell wie Netapp raussuchen. Festplatten mit ein paar Tausend Prozent Profitmarge verkaufen. Da braucht man dann kein Schlangenl mehr, klar.

Kurze Durchsage von Gauland:Gauland stellte das Bekenntnis ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kurze Durchsage von Gauland:

Gauland stellte das Bekenntnis von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) infrage, wonach das Existenzrecht Israels zur Staatsrson in Deutschland gehrt. Zhle es dazu, msste Deutschland auch bereit sein, Soldaten zur Verteidigung Israels zu entsenden, sagte Gauland. Daher sei dies ein schwieriges Thema.
Wenn wir mal gemeinsam genau hinschauen, werden wir feststellen, dass Gauland hier Merkel dafr kritisiert, dass sie Dinge verspricht, die sie nicht meint. Man knnte das sogar so lesen, dass Gauland findet, wir sollten Soldaten zum Schutz von Israel entsenden.

Aber die Twitter-Reaktion auf diesen Spruch war natrlich ein "DIESE NAZIS STELLEN DAS EXISTENZRECHT ISRAELS IN FRAGE"-Aufschrei.

Ich wei noch, im Dezember, nachdem Trump gewonnen hatte, wie ich mich ber die Idioten auf der Linken dort gergert haben, die das nicht als Lektion nahmen, ber die man reflektieren und aus der man lernen kann, sondern die immer nur noch hysterischer kreischten. Und jetzt haben wir das hier.

Die richtige Reaktion der Linken wre gewesen, den Gauland direkt darauf festzunageln, dass die AfD Soldaten zum Schutz von Israel entsendet. Das wre mal eine Schlagzeile gewesen! "AfD will Bundeswehr nach Israel schicken"!

Aber neeiiiinnn, bei uns ist ja kreischen wichtiger als denken.

Und nun stellt euch mal vor, was passiert, wenn die AfD sich dann offen von der Gauland-uerung distanziert? Wie ich die CDU und SPD kenne, wrden die dann, nur um sich von der AfD abzugrenzen, sofort das Gegenteil vertreten, also doch Soldaten nach Israel zu schicken. DAS wre mal eine Schlagzeile gewesen!

Update: Ich stell mir gerade vor, wie die Antideutschen offiziell Gauland fr seine Position loben, das Existenzrecht Israels sei nicht hinterfragbar und msse zur Not mit Waffengewalt verteidigt werden. Da htte ich meine Popcornvorrte aufstocken mssen! Denn da knnt ihr mal einen drauf lassen, dass dann bei den nchsten Interviews ein Journalist nachfragt, und dann muss er sich bekennen oder distanzieren.

US not to strike North Korea over certainty Pyongyang has nuclear weapons: Lavrov (Irada Zeynalova ) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

25/09/2017 - Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on clashes between the US and North Korea amid recent nuclear launch. VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) The United States will not strike North ...

18:52

Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The American Indian Community Housing Organization and Honor the Earth unveiled a mural that demonstrates the resilience of Native women, Mary Annette Pember reports.

18:46

Trade in wild birds going unchecked in Vietnam: new report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thousands of birds, suspected to have been caught from the wild, are being sold openly in Vietnam, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Many of the species on sale are threatened with extinction, warns the report. In April 2016, researchers from TRAFFIC surveyed bird vendors both shops and mobile sellers on motorcycles in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, two of Vietnams largest cities. Over just a period of three days, they recorded more than 8,000 birds of 115 species for sale. Mobile sellers on motorcycles peddling birds. Photo by James Eaton / TRAFFIC. Of these, the scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) and red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) were the most common birds on display. The researchers also recorded nearly 500 birds of nine species that are currently listed as threatened or near threatened on the IUCN Red List. The red-breasted parakeet (Psittacula alexandri), for example, was the fourth most common species on display during the survey. Until 2012, this bird was considered to be under no immediate risk of extinction (listed as Least Concern), but its populations have suffered moderately rapid decline due to trapping for the bird trade, according to the IUCN, raising its threat levels to near threatened on the Red List. Other threatened birds that were on sale included the endangered sun parakeet (Aratinga solstitialis), the chattering lory (Lorius garrulus avopalliatus) and the Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora). The report also found that the number of species and volume of

18:40

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

18:15

How Major League Baseball is using Apples ARKit to increase fan engagement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im of two minds about this. The information junkie in me loves the idea but, as far as a baseball purist as I may or may not be, Id like to just sit and watch the game. Not to mention how distracting this would be for fans around you.

Read this on The Loop

17:37

Target Just Made A Major Move Thats Going To Blow Conservative Minds (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Conservatives, who are notoriously anti-labor, are going to be outraged by the move Target just made.

Target will be raising their national minimum wage to $15 by 2020, starting with an immediate raise next month. Heres more via Jessica Castro, an anchor for ABC7 out of the Bay Area:

Republicans have repeatedly tried to make the case that raising wages kills jobs and raises prices, but thats not true. Target is making the right call. The current federal minimum wage, at $7.25, is extremely low compared to historic averages when adjusted for inflation.

In fact, when you adjust for inflation, the minimum wage has steadily dropped since 1968.

Republicans also try to make the case that most minimum wage workers have just entered the workforce and are not supporting families on their income (i.e. are students). This, too, is false. Less than half of minimum wage workers are aged 16-24. Additionally, tens of millions of hardworking Americans are paid nearly minimum wage, and would also be affected by proposed raises. Its not high schoolers with after-school jobs being paid minimum wage its anybody working a job at a business that can get away with shifting the burden of its employees to the public.

And make no mistake if youre a taxpayer, youre supporting underpaid employees. People working full-time (or part-time and cant get more hours) who are under the poverty line are eligible for benefits, and many choose to take them, being partial to eating and whatnot. That means if a bus...

17:21

Merkle Wins Shaky Victory in Germany, 1806 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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17:19

Why Did Lois Lerner Walk?, 1804 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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17:17

Governments Turn Tables by Suing Public Records Requesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via: AP: An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public []

17:16

Deep State Spied on both Trump and Sen Sessions, 1805 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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17:15

Evidence unearthed of Nazi's secret nuclear base suggests they were close to developing an atomic bomb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If Hitler had his way and the Nazis developed an atomic bomb before the allies, the world in which we live would be a very different place. A surprising new find by a German relic hunter suggests Hitler may have been closer to his goal than we thought. Bernd Thlmann, 64, was out and about in Berlin last week with his metal detector when he stumbled upon a rather strange, non-magnetic lump of metal. Naturally, Thlmann brought his unusual find home, but after a brief examination he became somewhat concerned and notified the authorities, the Berliner Kurier reported. A smart move, in retrospect: Thlmann's find was, in fact, a piece of radioactive material. The area he was surveying, Oranienburg, was the location of a secret Nazi nuclear test facility which was annihilated when the allies dropped over 10,000 bombs on it.

17:15

The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Type is one of those things most of us know little about but instantly know whether we like it or not. If theres a design nerd in your family, this book looks like it would make a lovely present.

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17:14

Undercover Investigation Reveals Monster Foxes Which Are Bred 5x Too Big For Their Fur [Photos] "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Humanity just hit another low. A new investigation, which was conducted by the animal rights group Oikeutta elimille (Animal Justice) earlier this spring, has revealed the extreme lengths some distributors in the fashion industry will go to. When members of the group visited five Finnish farms, a disturbing amount of overweight blue foxes were discovered. 

The animals are believed to be bred 5x larger than normal so they produce an excess amount of fur that will result in more profit. Judging by the pictures, the animals well-being has not been taken into account. Many do not even look like foxes, and their overweight statures have to be painful on their slender frames.

Oikeutta elimille says that in the wild, the wild, female blue fox weighs about 3.5 kilograms (about 6 pounds). The ones being bred in cages for their fur, however, appear to weigh more than 19 kilograms or 40 pounds. Thats an absolutely mind-boggling figure. The photos do not lie, however.

Credit: Oikeutta elimille

The foxes are so overweight, their movements are restricted and their breathing is labored.

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17:14

Dip update 91/n "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Orig: Sept 25, 2017]
Hi everyone,
Below is the latest LCO light curve including data from the past two nights (last night there was bad weather at TFN, so only data from OGG to report).  
More later,
~Tabby and team
PS: These observations are happening because of the wonderful backers of our 2016 Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but we are still accepting donations to purchase additional observing time on the LCO 0.4m network. Thanks in advance for your support!      

17:13

Pro-Atlantic Coast Pipeline Op-Ed Fails to Disclose Funding from Duke Energy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A pro-Atlantic Coast Pipeline op-ed was written by a Duke Energy-funded author. But the op-ed fails to disclose this. ...

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17:13

CNN: Man arrested near White House had large cache of weapons in car "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man who was arrested near the White House Sunday morning was found to have nine guns and three knives in his car, according to a police report. The man was initially stopped by law enforcement for allegedly urinating in public. Secret Service Uniform Division officers approached the man outside an art gallery in the area of 17th street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, according to law enforcement sources and arrest records. The suspect told Secret Service officers and agents that he was going to the White House to speak with National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers and Defense Secretary James Mattis "for advice on missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of my head," according to the incident report obtained by CNN.

17:12

Frances Counterterrorism Bill Normalizes Police State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Frances draft counterterrorism bill is now in its final stretch before becoming law. The fast-tracked bill is widely expected to pass a vote in an extraordinary session of the National Assembly on October 3 despite concerns that it encroaches on peoples rights.

The bill doesnt prolong Frances two-year-long state of emergency, which will formally be over when it becomes law.

What it does is rather more unsettling. It takes elements of emergency practices intrusive search powers, restrictions on individuals that have bordered on house arrest, closure of places of worship that have been used abusively since November 2015, and makes them normal criminal and administrative practice. It does all this in a way that weakens the judiciarys control over and ability to check against abuse in the way the new counterterrorism powers are used by prefects, the Interior Ministrys appointed delegates in each region.

In July, the Senate approved important improvements to the bill: a sunset clause for the powers to stop existing in 2020, a requirement for annual reporting on their use to parliament, and technical changes mitigating the worst excesses of each proposed power.

But the current version of the bill, after the debate in Frances lower house, undoes many of these changes.

It re-inserts vague language allowing prefects to order a mosque closure on ill-defined grounds and sets out a harsher punishment if the mosque isnt closed. People whose liberty is restricted to a specific area by a prefects order on national security grounds must report more frequently to police stations. Also, these orders can last much longer.

A prefect can order an area to be locked down for increased searches for up to a....

17:12

North Korea has right to shoot down strategic US bombers even not in our airspace - foreign minister "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The North Korean foreign minister says Pyongyang has every right to take countermeasures against US aggression, including shooting down warplanes, even if they are not in North Korean airspace. Speaking to reporters in New York on Monday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said that US President Donald Trump has effectively declared war on Pyongyang, meaning all options were on the table for his countrys leadership. The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country, Reuters quoted him as saying. Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country. Read more: North Korea has right to shoot down strategic US bombers even not in our airspace foreign minister

17:12

Loathed by Jews, Germanys far-right AfD loves the Jewish state "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its like a nightmare come true some Jews in Germany said.

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Jews hate the Alternative for Germany, but the Alternative for Germany loves Jews or at least the Jewish state, according to a new poll.

The Jewish community largely condemned Sundays election victory of the far-right party, known in Germany as AfD, which garnered some 13 percent of the vote in Sundays national poll, making it the countrys third largest faction in parliament.

Yet the party derided for anti-Semitic, xenophobic views redolent of the Nazis is also staunchly supportive of Israel, one of a number of right-wing populist parties in Europe that have tried to make common cause with Israels tough stance toward terror and self-styled position as a forward bulwark against Islamic extremism.

Most German Jews repudiate the AfD as anti-Semitic, pointing to its anti-immigration and anti-Muslim platform and arguing that whoever targets Muslims and other minorities will sooner or later seek to harm the Jews religious freedoms.

It is ab...

17:11

Military Situation In Eastern Salamiyah On September 25, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Monday, Syrian government forces liberated Masadah, Al-Rish and Rasm Al-Naqah villages from ISIS in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah, north of the Homs-Palmyra highway.

An intense fighting was reported in the area across the pocket as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued pressuring ISIS members on multiple frontlines.

Last weekend, reports appeared that the Syrian military re-deployed some units of the SAA Tiger Forces to eastern Hama. However, it is not clear if these units are sent to participate in the operation against ISIS or to defend positions in northern Hama from Al-Qaeda attacks.

Military Situation In Eastern Salamiyah On September 25, 2017 (Map Update)

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17:11

Chevron Rejects Push From Muslim Shareholders to Divest from Myanmar, Site of Ethnic Cleansing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The world watches as the crisis continues in Myanmar, where the Muslim Rohingya minority faces barbaric acts of ethnic cleansing.

The international community is increasingly critical of leader Aung San Suu Kyis resistance to intervention.

But as the Nobel Laureate sits on her hands, a small Muslim-led investment firm led an effort to get a U.S. oil giant profiting from Myanmars fossil fuel wealth to divest in protest of the atrocities.

The Virginia-based Azzad Asset Management started engaging in shareholder activism in 2015, a rarity among Islamic finance firms.

Bashar Qasem, Azzads president and CEO, was moved to escalate his activism following the election of Donald Trump in 2016. He was the only Islamic finance executive to join a letter to the president from religious shareholders in Feburary 2016 to protest restrictions against immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

His clients, the majority of whom are Muslim, were supportive of the firms growing activism. Most of them, they feel its about time, he told Reuters earlier this year after the letter to Trump.

Toward the end of 2016, Azzads firm decided to take aim at California-based Chevron. Since 2005 it has owned the firm Unocal. Unocal has had extensive operations in Myanmar for years and settled a 2005 lawsuit related to human rights abuses that took place in proximity to its pipelines.

That was before the atrocities against the Rohingya began in 2012 which have continued under Suu Kyis rule.

Joshua Brockwell, Azzads investment communications director, told The Intercept that the firms research into the atrocities in Myanmar last year moved them to act.

We were just like everybody else, after a lot of the really horrific things occurred in 2016, we were very much interested in trying to figure out a way to do something, he explained. And as investors, were believers in this idea of leveraging capital for social purposes in addition to making money for our clients. These arent mutually exclusive things.

In May, Azzad teamed up with the International Campaign for the Rohingya and a Catholic group called the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province to put forward...

17:11

5 Major Revelations Americans Missed While Media Focused on Trump and NFL "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the media focused on the latest divide and conquer propaganda, there were a number of revelations that were ignored

17:11

Who Is Blocking the Clinton Emails?, 1802 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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17:10

US Cannot Shoot Down DPRK Missiles: Global Defense Experts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Cannot Shoot Down DPRK Missiles: Global Defense Experts from Sputnik News The US State Department stated on Friday that the countrys military defense networks will shoot down a North Korean ballistic missile if it flies over the island territory...

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17:10

4 Must-Have Ecommerce Tools for Starting Your First Online Store "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here Are Four Must-Have Ecommerce Tools for Starting Your First Online Store

Starting your first online store isnt as daunting a task as you might think. With proper planning, a little bit of effort, and a few helpful tools, you can be well on your way to making sales. Weve put together a list of the 4 must-have ecommerce tools for starting your first online store. Together, these tools will help you lay a foundation, manage inventory and payments, and grow your business.

Build a foundation with an ecommerce platform

As with a physical store, you need a foundation and framework upon which to build your business. An ecommerce platform creates a customizable structure with all the functionality you would expect from an online store such as a product catalog, a shopping cart, and marketing analytics. Most online stores are powered by one of two popular platforms: Shopify or BigCommerce.

Use Oberlo to stock your digital shelves with inventory

Any online store needs a sizable inventory of products that appeal to your target customer.

Oberlo is a tool to help you find and import hundreds of products to your online store in minutes. Oberlo leverages the power of dropshipping to easily import products into your catalog and automatically fulfill your customers orders. A powerful and intuitive management system gives you the ability to customize product descriptions, automate price changes, and track sales.

Oberlo offers a free starter plan (to test the waters) that helps you quickly populate your store with inventory. As time goes on and your business needs grow, you can upgrade to a paid plan to remove some of the limitations of the free starter plan.

Shopify

Shopify powered over 500,000 businesses in 2017, according to statistics. Much of this popularity can be credited to Shopifys feature-rich platform, which gives business owners a wealth of options to take away most of the guesswork and heavy lifting from running an online store.

Shopify will help you create an online store with a fully-customizable website, storefront, and blog. Shopifys included payment functionality accepts credit card payments as soon as your website comes online. A number of apps including tools included in this post can be synced with Shopify to further enhance management of your online store, creating additional functionality for everything from tracking conversions to building a mailing list.

WooCommerce

In contrast to Shopify,.....

17:09

Polish president wants more powers over courts as controversy rages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | The controversial judicial reforms have sparked wide protests

I have a proposal: Ive prepared a bill to amend the constitution, Duda told reporters, adding that he had asked lawmakers to give their thoughts on the matter later Monday.

In July, Duda vetoed one proposed bill that would have reinforced political control over the Supreme Court and another allowing parliament to choose members of a body designed to protect the independence of the courts.

In his own version, Duda proposed that a minimum of 60 percent of lawmakers would be required to choose members of the court watchdog KRS so that no single party could dominate.

If within two months the parliament is unable to elect members of the National Judicial Council (KRS) by a majority of three-fifths, then it would go to the president to choose the members from among the candidates presented to parliament, Duda said.

He added that he had heard from both government and opposition lawmakers that giving the president such power would be unconstitutional, which is why he was proposing amending the constitution to make it possible.

The main opposition parties Nowoczesna and Civic Platform (PO) immediately said they were against such a move.

In his draft proposal, Duda also said ordinary citizens should be able to file complaints against court decisions.

These complaints would be heard by a new special chamber that would notably also include members of the public.

The attempt by Polish leaders to overhaul the judicial system has drawn concern from the European Commission, which on Monday will assess whether there is backing among member states for unprecedented sanctions against the PiS government over the court reforms.

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17:09

Republican Governor Helped Kill 11 Elderly People By Deleting Their Messages Begging For Help "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, was responsible for the deaths of at least 102 people, 44 of whom were in the Caribbean. Of the fatalities recorded in the mainland US, at least 50 were in Florida, 11 of which were due to the stifling conditions inside a South Florida nursing home after it lost power. Those 11 deaths could have possibly been avoided if Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott had heeded the emergency calls he had received about the worsening conditions in the home.

A criminal Probe has been opened into the tragedy at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hill, a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, north of Miami, where five bodies were found inside the home itself, with more patients dying later in a nearby hospital. The Vice President of The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Natasha Anderson, attempted to contact Governor Scott by phone on four separate occasions in the two days leading up to the death of the first patient, leaving a message each time about the worsening conditions inside the home and asking for immediate assistance. When Scotts office was contacted in regards to the messages, a spokeswoman said, The voicemails were not retained.

In what could amount to possible charges of criminal negligence against Scott, the spokeswoman wrote in an email: The voicemails were not retained because the information from each voicemail was collected by the Governors staff and given to the proper agency for handling. Despite Andersons claims that she requested immediate assistance, Scott has stated that nobody from the nursing home said the patients were in Danger or that the situation was at crisis level.

Anderson called Florida Power and Light after the 152-bed facility lost power to its air-conditioning at around 3pm on September 10. FPL said they would have crews dispatched the next morning, but to no avail so on the evening of...

17:08

Flake News: Early snowfall reported on mountains across Europe with a foot of snow recorded in Austria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After a very long, hot summer, September has seen large and on-going snowfalls on Alpine glaciers, with the snow now falling to lower elevations and over a wider area of the continent. The snowfall in the first few weeks of the Meteorological Autumn, and the last three weeks of the astronomical summer appears to have been greater than at the start of the past few winters at some areas. Snow has been reported in The Dolomites, Pyrenees, Scandinavia and even dustings on high points in Scotland and Croatia. Around 10 glaciers are already open for 2017-18 snowsports in Europe including three that opened last weekend after two weekends of September snowfall. The snow is particularly heavy in Austria where the Hintertux glacier (pictured top) has had 30cm (a foot) of fresh snow and the Stubai glacier 25cm (10 inches) of snow. Both report powder conditions.

17:06

Apple is counting on this star exec to reboot its sales in China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is probably no more important executive at Apple outside of the Core Four. China is and will continue to be Apples most challenging market.

Read this on The Loop

17:05

[WATCH] New Jersey Cop Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Dash Cam Video Proved He Lied on Arrest Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A New Jersey cop who did not think twice about lying on a police report to send a man to prison was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday

The post [WATCH] New Jersey Cop Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Dash Cam Video Proved He Lied on Arrest Report appeared first on Filming Cops.

17:05

How Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Paul Sperry, New York Post

Wall Street might be shocked to learn it is helping bankroll the anti-Trump resistance movement thats aggressively fighting policies it favors including corporate tax cuts and the repeal of Obama-era banking and health-care regulations.

Inflection Point: 

More shocking is the massive spying operation directed by Obama and covered up by a complicit CNN, WaPo and the dying mainstream media. See; "Obama's Watergate" and here

The Obama administrations massive shakedown of Big Banks over the mortgage crisis included unprecedented back-door funding for dozens of Democratic activist groups who were not even victims of the crisis.

At least three liberal nonprofit organizations the Justice Department approved to receive funds from multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements were instrumental in killing the ObamaCare repeal bill and are now lobbying against GOP tax reform, as well as efforts to rein in illegal immigration.

An estimated $640 million has been diverted into what critics say is an improper, if not unconstitutional, slush fund fed from government settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., according to congressional sources.

The payola is potentially earmarked for third-party interest groups approved by the Justice Department and HUD without requiring any proof of how the funds will be spent. Many of the recipients so far are radical leftist organizations who solicited the settlement cash from the administration even though they were not parties to the lawsuits, records show.

During the Obama administration, groups committed to revolutionary social change sent proposals and met with high-level HUD and Justice Department officials to try to get their pieces of the settlement pie, Cause of Action Institute vice president Julie Smith told The Post.

Some....

17:04

Resilience to Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Can This Be a Bipartisan Effort? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The news the past several months has been full of disasters associated with extreme weather and wildfires.  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  Flooding in Houston, power outages in Puerto Rico.  Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

The media and some politicians often suggest that global warming is a major explanation for many of these contemporary disasters.  As noted in previous blogs, I believe that scientific evidence and reports by authoritative groups (e.g., the IPCC) suggest a much more nuanced conclusion about global warming's role in recent weather-related disasters.


Specifically, global warming has played only a minor role in enhancing some of the recent extreme weather events, and that the current problems are mainly the result of poor infrastructure, inadequate planning, and the lack of resilience.  This is particularly true for the Pacific Northwest, downwind of the slowly changing eastern Pacific Ocean.

Our society is not resilient to past and current weather extremes, ones driven overwhelmingly by natural variability and not by human-caused global warming.  So instead of the partisan fighting about the impacts of global warming, which has resulted in little progress, why not work together as a State and a nation to make ourselves more resilient to the current climate and extreme weather?

 Furthermore, putting the blame on global warming has allowed politicians, major institutions, and others to shuffle off their responsibilities in allowing inadequate infrastructure and planning regarding to current extreme weather. Easy to point the finger at global warming and not their failings.

Lack of Resilience is Obvious

Outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Houston has had a number of floods during the past few years and it is clear that lack of planning for heavy rain and abysmal infrastructure has been the primary cause of the problems.
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17:03

Texas Schedules Execution but Refuses DNA Tests That Could Prove a Mans Innocence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stay of Execution for Larry Swearingen filed in the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

17:02

'Cunning And Shady' Ask Me About The #AwanBrothers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Everyone Who Knows Suspected House Hacker Says Congress Should Be Worried
Imran Awan with WJC
Inflection Point:
This is a story that I covered back on February 28th, in "Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?", saying "This story potentially dwarfs Watergate!" Given what has been uncovered since, that may be the understatement of unimaginable scope.

As I have said from the beginning, the "Hack" accusations are an Alinsky style deflection, with deep state connected Democrats and Republican leadership accusing the Trump administration of the crimes they continue to commit.
Ask Me About The #AwanBrothers.  

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This is a brief clip dealing with the Awans, from George Webb's Day 118 part 2.

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17:02

A Medieval Porpoise. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here is the video of an interesting archaeological discovery on the island of Chapelle Dom Hue near Guernsey. Earlier this week Phil de Jersey, working for Guernsey Archaeology, posted news of finding the skull of a juvenile porpoise in the graveyard of a small monastic site.

The porpoise is believed to date from the fourteenth-century, and de Jersey adds that it looks to have been buried deliberately, based on the way the grave was cut.

He tells the Guernsey Press, That is what puzzles me. If they had eaten it or killed it for the blubber, why take the trouble to bury it?

In another interview with The Guardian, he suggests one possibility deals with religious observation: The dolphin has a strong significance in Christianity but Ive not come across anything like this before. Its the slightly wacky kind of thing that you might get in the iron age but not in medieval times.

Via Medievalists.

17:01

On German Tranquility and Missionary Zeal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Germans love their tranquility. I can attest to that having lived in the land of Oom-pah where wine and beer fests churn up robotic glee and civic togetherness. And the election charade for Angela Merkels fourth term is a good example of just how much people are willing to sacrifice in order to get their fix of Shangri La.

A story entitled Angela Merkel: Germans embrace predictability and stability ahead of vote at abc.net.au tells us that most Germans just want their beer, pretzels, and Angela Merkel piloting Germany over the rest of the EU some more. Okay, the last part is what I am telling you as an analyst whos lived in Germany for a decade. The point is, Merkel stands for the globalist world as it is today a steaming pile of crises of one kind or another. The problem with re-electing Angela Merkel for Europe, is that nothing will change for the Germans in the short term, and that nothing will change any time soon for countries less fortunate. Merkel is the symbol of what is all wrong about Germany and the EU. The European Union experiment cannot succeed if one country is favored above all others. In short, the euro zone cannot go forward if Germany is part of it. This should be abundantly clear for everyone paying close attention. The Australian piece continues, citing a German Octoberfest reveler:

I think in Germany, everybody feels good, Sebastian Tebbel says.

Thank God Natalie Nougayrde over at The Guardian interrupted Merkels Munich beer hall putsch with Germany wont lead the free world. It barely looks beyond its own borders, an opinion piece that gets down to the business of profiling the German psyche Merkel must protect them. The French expert frames Merkel and the Germans she panders to so:

The German campaign has paid very little attention to Europe, not to mention the world beyond it. It has practically dispensed with the question of how the country should relate to realities beyond its borders: the global shifts at work, how to define its role in a changing environment, how to strategically prepare for the future, and the external impacts that may lie in store.

But...

17:01

Russian-Chinese Mukden Day exercise preempts Trump False Flag "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia and China fired a shot across Trump's bow on September 18 the anniversary of the Mukden Incident, the most important false flag in the history of East Asia.

17:01

DEA Approves Synthetic Marijuana For Company That Spent $500K To Keep Weed Illegal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lobbying in the nations capitol is a billion dollar industry, but sometimes, companies dip their toes into state and local politics, as well. When giant corporations want to influence bills and national elections, they generally spread their money around, cozying up to a number of politicians and shaking hands with numerous government officials. However, at []

17:01

Monitors: US Airstrikes In Syria Have Killed 2,617 Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the official Pentagon reports on civilian deaths claim far fewer deaths, NGOs have been consistently documenting a massive number of civilian bystanders killed in Americas air war in Iraq and Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the total at 2,617 civilians killed in US-led strikes just in Syria. This included 615 children and 443 women. It also doesnt include the much larger tolls believed to have been inflicted in Iraq.


Related | Report: US Airstrikes Killed 433 Civilians In Raqqa In August


The Pentagon has put the overall toll closer to 700 civilians killed across both countries, and they also reckon a large majority in Iraq. Within Syria, the largest number of civilians were killed in Raqqa, but it also includes civilians slain in Manbij, as well as elsewhere around the country.

Within Syria, the largest number of civilians were killed in Raqqa, but it also includes civilians slain in Manbij, as well as elsewhere around the country.

Despite the US struggles with providing anything resembling accurate death tolls for their airstrikes, both the Syrian Observatory and Airwars have proven quite successful at offering estimates that are seen as closely in-line with whats been reported by the media and by civilians on the ground.

The Pentagon, by contrast, tends to operate on wishful thinking, insisting any really large tolls are not credible and excluding them from the reports, despite many of those having substantial evidence of having occurred.

Top photo | Black smoke rises from a US airstrike on the eastern side of Raqqa, Syria, July 26, 2017. (AP/Hussein Malla)


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17:00

EU Calls for Legal Commission to Vet New Polish Judicial Reform Laws "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BRUSSELS The European Commission called on Monday for Poland to seek European legal advice on two draft judicial reform laws put forward by President Andrzej Duda, to check that they comply with European democratic standards.

In July, Duda, an ally of Polands ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, unexpectedly vetoed its plan to overhaul the judiciary, after nationwide protests and warnings from Western allies that the changes would undermine the independence of the courts.

Earlier on Monday he presented his own drafts of the two vetoed laws, proposing a greater role for himself over the nomination of judges.

The European Commission said Poland should seek the opinion of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe on the drafts. The commission provides legal advice to its members to help them bring their laws and institutions into line with European standards.

It would be extremely helpful if these two draft laws would be given to the Venice Commission for advice, European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans told a news conference.

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European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans

We will make our comments on that also once we have analysed it, he said, referring to the ongoing unprecedented process of EU monitoring of Polands adherence to the rule of law launched at the beginning of 2016.

The Venice Commission ruled last year that laws passed by the PiS government on the countrys Constitutional Tribunal were incompatible with European standards, prompting the European Commission to launch its rule-of-law monitoring procedure.

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17:00

Simple Trade for you with a MT 4 for Android "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Simple Trade for you with an MT 4 for Android Smartphone

Mobile apps are actively entering into the lifestyle of dvanced brokers. They allow us to conduct more active trade. There is no need just to be constantly in the workplace. Its enough to take a gadget with you. Now there is an ability to control completely all the markets situation you are interested in.

With a smartphone, you can conduct an auction in time, no matter in what part of the world you are. You can carry out transactions directly, be constantly aware of all financial operations, monitor market conditions, using specially developed by MetaQuotes mobile applications for MT4 for Android operating system devices. Financial markets are getting closer and more accessible to working with this kind of application.

FxPro is an NDD forex broker headquartered in Cyprus, and offices in UK and Australia. It offers excellent conditions and high quality of clients protection to guarantee them a calm, profitable, and successful trade. FxPro is registered in CySEC, FCA (UK) and ASIC. Moreover, this broker is a member of Investor Compensation Fund (ICF) and Financial Services Compensation Program (FSCS).

The apps which FxPro offers include MT 4 (MT4) and Trader ECN they are very popular with traders. They allow you to trade in one click, to study the depth of market, to monitor price levels. They have excellent chartering and 30 technical indicators, as well as the rapid execution of orders. The programme gives access to liquidity of 10 suppliers.

Options

The soft MT4 for Forex from MetaQuotes allows you to:

  • Trade anywhere and anytime;
  • Available versions for Android, iOS, as well as network versions;
  • Quick conclusion of transactions;

Beginners can take advantage of the educational resources of this broker video lessons, webinars, live sessions, etc. For more advanced traders there are additional analytical tools such as Trading Central and Autochartist. Dow Jones news is integrated into the MT4 soft.

Advantages

Modern technologies, huge functionality, and simplicity of using made MT 4 one the most popular trading programme in the world. Which advantages of this program attracts users from all over the world?

  • A clear interface and many technical analysis tools;
  • The ability to trade with smartphones, tablets, and PDAs;
  • built-in programming language MQL4, allowing to create your own trading indicators;
  • access to interbank liquidity using MT4 Bridge technology, no D...

16:59

You know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism: NBA Coach Steve Kerr Bashes Trump Over Anthem Rants and Racism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted Donald Trump in a Saturday interview with reporters about the presidents recently rescinded invitation to the NBA champions to visit the White House.

Saturday morning the president used his Twitter account to tell Warriors superstar Stephen Curry he wasnt welcome, writing: Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!

Curry described the presidents response as surreal, but his coach was more blunt, calling the it insane, according to Raw Story.

The idea of civil discourse with a guy who is tweeting and demeaning people and saying the things hes saying is sort of far-fetched, Kerr stated. Can you picture us really having a civil discourse with him?

That is hard to picture.

It was an actual chance to talk to the president, Kerr continued. After all, he works for us. Hes a public servant. He may not be aware of that, but he is a public servant, right? So maybe as NBA champions, as people in a prominent position, we could go in and say, This is whats bothering us, what can we do about this?

Kerr lashed out at Trumps attacks on ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL anthem protesters.

How about the irony of, Free speech is fine if youre a neo-Nazi chanting hate slogans, but free speech is not allowed to kneel in protest? Kerr added. No matter how many times a football player says, I honor our military, but Im protesting police brutality and racial inequality, it doe...

16:59

BREAKING: Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting Teen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Couldnt happen to a nicer guy. Via NY Post: Its hard time for Anthony Weiner. The disgraced ex-congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016. Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading []

16:59

Breaking: Democrat Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Month Prison Sentence for Texting Teen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democrat and former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months today for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old high school student in North Carolina.

The AP reported last week that federal prosecutors are looking to sentence Weiner for two years in prison for the act of sexting with a 15-year-old girl. The prosecutors noted that this was not merely a sexting case.. The defendant did far more than exchange typed words on a lifeless cellphone screen with a faceless stranger transmitting obscenity to a minor to induce her to engage in sexually explicit conduct by video chat and photo is far from mere sexting.

Federal investigators found Hillary Clinton government emails on Weiners computer during their investigation.

Hillary Clinton still walks free after breaking the law several times for her careless and deliberate handing of classified information.

The post Breaking: Democrat Anthony Weiner Gets 21 Month Prison Sentence for Texting Teen appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:56

The Unified Field Theory as Explained by Nassim Haramein "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nathaniel Mauka, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Nassim Haramein is a rogue physicist who thinks way outside the box. In fact, when he was just nine years old, traveling on a long bus ride to get home from school, when he realized that the Universe was just a bunch of dots. What came from an experience of astral projection in a small boys mind turned into the Theory of Everything, or what is commonly known as the Unified Field Theory.

An Elegant Discovery

Harameins discovery is elegant. In comparison to other theoretical physicists notions about what makes up everything it makes sense all the way out to the gargantuan real estate of our cosmos in galaxies and quasars (baby galaxies just being formed), but also all the way down into the microcosmic level of quarks and planks. A planck being the energy discovered by Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1918 for discovering that all energy can be measured in universal constants.

The planck constant defines how particles and waves behave in the quantum field. This is an important concept, but lets get back to Harameins discovery before we go much further.

A Boyhood Conundrum

In his boyhood class on geometry, his teacher told him that a point did not exist. This was called dimension zero. The teacher then wrot...

16:55

If Blueberries Were Pharmaceuticals, They Would Be Hailed As The Greatest Miracle Health Breakthrough In The History of Medicine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Blueberries are miraculous natural medicine. If they were prescription medications, they would be called a miracle health breakthrough and an unprecedented milestone in medical science. Yet you can get them without a prescription, without a visit to the doctor and without permission from your health insurance provider. And unlike toxic prescription medications, blueberries are incredibly delicious. []

16:53

"No, only one side claimed victory" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Basim: "Hezbollah and Israel fought a month-long war in 2006 that caused heavy casualties, and both sides claimed victory."

16:53

THE DUMBING DOWN OF HUMANITY! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Youre all being played and the youth are the targets

Via A Call For An Uprising:

16:52

Fukushimas tritiated tainted water to be dumped into ocean. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tokyo Electric Power Company [Tepco] has confirmed it plans to release the radioactive material from the Fukushima plant into the ocean saying that the decision has already been made. The decision has an upset local fisherman who says the decision will kill their industry as a result of a massive loss of sea life. Under []

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16:52

Security updates for Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security updates have been issued by Debian (bzr, clamav, libgd2, libraw, samba, and tomcat7), Fedora (drupal7-views, gnome-shell, httpd, krb5, libmspack, LibRaw, mingw-LibRaw, mpg123, pkgconf, python-jwt, and samba), Gentoo (adobe-flash, chromium, cvs, exim, mercurial, oracle-jdk-bin, php, postfix, and tcpdump), openSUSE (Chromium and libraw), Red Hat (chromium-browser), and Slackware (libxml2 and python).

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Hurricane "Maria" forces tropical storm and storm surge watches for North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the coast of North Carolina from Surf City northward to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds at 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT) on Sunday, September 24, 2017. At the same time, a Storm Surge...... Read more

Two Indonesian soldiers found to be smuggling dozens of porcupines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PADANG, Indonesia Two soldiers were caught trying to smuggle dozens of Malayan porcupines (Hystrix brachyura) across provincial borders, the latest arrest of a military officer for wildlife trafficking. The porcupines are prized for the bezoar stones that form in their stomachs, a component in traditional Chinese medicine thought to cure a range of ailments, from dengue fever to cancer. The state conservation agency had received a tip about the soldiers contraband as the pair drove from West to North Sumatra. When confronted, the suspects tried to flee, but agency officials and police blocked their way. Cages full of Malayan porcupines are seen in the trunk of the soldiers car. Photo courtesy of the Pasaman conservation agency. The soldiers were turned over to the military police in Pasaman district, West Sumatra, for questioning. They were eventually sent back to North Sumatra, where they are stationed at an air base. Our mission was only to thwart the porcupine smuggling, said Edi Candra, head of the conservation agencys office in Pasaman. We leave the legal matters to their unit. The two suspects have already made a statement never to do it again. The Wildlife Conservation Society, an international NGO, slammed their release as another example of impunity when it comes to influential figures who sell animals illegally. The Indonesian military has its own process for investigating soldiers charged with a crime. This consistently falls short of delivering justice to traffickers, said Irma Hermawati, coordinator of the NGOs Wildlife Crime Unit. If all

So, mal gucken, was jetzt passieren wird. Die CDU wird ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So, mal gucken, was jetzt passieren wird. Die CDU wird offensichtlich noch weiter in Richtung der braunen Ecke rcken. Hrteres Durchgreifen gegen Auslnder, noch mehr "Terrorbekmpfung", noch mehr Polizeigewalt, noch mehr berwachung, noch mehr verfassungsfeindliche Gesetze.

Die Grnen werden das selbstverstndlich alles mittragen, denn Prinzipien haben die ja nicht. Vielleicht starten die Grnen noch einen schnen vlkerrechtswidrigen Angriffskrieg oder zwei. Mglicherweise gibt es auch den Atom-Ausstieg-Ausstieg. Denn wenn jemand nicht aus der Atomkraft aussteigen will, dann die Grnen. Die haben ja sonst kein Thema mehr. Das SJW-Anbiedern hat jetzt jedenfalls ganz schnell ein Ende. Frauenquote? In einer Regierung mit der CDU? LOL nein.

Die SPD geht und nimmt ihre schlechten Minister mit, u.a. den Maas und die Schwesig. Da die CDU jetzt anscheinend verstanden hat, dass ohne Glasfaser auf dem Land ihre Kern-Whlerschaft wirtschaftlich am Ende sind, wird es vermutlich inhaltlich mehr um Ausbau als um Zensur gehen. Mal gucken. Der CDU sind Zensurbestrebungen ja auch nicht fremd. Vielleicht gehen sie das auch ohne die SPD in die Richtung.

Die Linken werden weiter keine Rolle spielen, obwohl sie im Parlament sitzen (warum ist das eigentlich so?!).

Die AfD wird den Pausenclown geben, und von den anderen Parteien wie Ausstzige boykottiert werden. Das wird teilweise popcornreife Szenen geben, wenn die SPD schnell anders stimmt, um nicht so zu stimmen wie die AfD. Wenn die AfD nicht vllig auf den Kopf gefallen ist, werden sie das gezielt ausnutzen.

An der Stelle sehr interessant ist brigens diese Analyse, wer was gewhlt hat. Da fallen zwei Erkenntnisse raus. Die AfD ist bei Arbeitern und im Osten besonders stark. Die FDP ist bei den Selbstndigen und im Westen besonders stark. Die FDP ist sozusagen die AfD des Westens. Oder die AfD ist die FDP des Ostens.

Oh und fr SJW ist das Wahlergebnis aus meiner Sicht ungefhr so kataklysmisch wie Trumps Sieg bei der Prsidentschaftswahl.

Detail am Rande: Frauke Petry will nicht in die AfD-Fraktion, Richtungsstreit mit Gauland. Ich glaube, dass Gauland der Stimmenfnger war. Damit hat die AfD deutlich gemacht, dass sie die braunste Nazisuppe ist, die man als Protestpartei whlen kann. Die Leute, die sowas wie die AfD aus inhaltlichen Grnden whlen (haha!), denen ist auch egal, ob Gauland oder Petry. Aber die Protestwhler hat Gauland rangeholt, nicht Petry.

Spannende Statistik am Rande: AfD-Hochburgen und Auslnderanteil im Vergleich.

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Tropical Storm "Pilar" near the west coast of Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A newly formed tropical cyclone - Tropical Storm "Pilar" - is producing heavy rain along portions of the western coast of Mexico for the past 2 days. The storm was named 03:00 UTC on September 23, thus becoming the 16th named storm of the 2017 Pacific...... Read more

16:50

Hubble Spots Something Very, Very Strange Hurtling Through Our Solar System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Hubble space telescope has unraveled the mystery of a strange asteroid which had also been classified as a comet and which had puzzled astronomers.

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NFL fan burns tickets to next weeks Giants vs. Chargers game in protest: Video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The end of an era. Im sad to see it happen but Im sad to see what happened to America even more.

(INTELLIHUB) An NFL fan by the name of Brendan Finn burned a pair of tickets to next weeks to next weeks New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Charges game in protest of players recent disrespect for their countrys flag.

The game is set to take place at East Rutherfords MetLife Stadium on Oct. 8 and will likely be the setting of major media controversy as others join Finn on his quest.

Ive been a Giants ticketholder for many, many, years been going since the 80s I cant go anymore, Finn said. I have all the respect for the NFL players who still respect the flag in our country but I just cant pay and I cant watch this happen.

Before Finn lit the tickets ablaze with an outdoor butane lighter he took a moment to explain why he was wearing a shirt in the video in remembrance of a friend of his, a police officer, 69 Precinct, who was shot and killed while on-duty.

There are thousands of cops just like him who gave their lives for this country and these people want to sit down and protest against cops, Im burning my tickets, he said.

Its a sad day, he explained as he watched them burn. The end of an era. Im sad to see it happen but Im sad to see what happened to America even more.

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16:50

Food Truck Giving Free Food to Workers, Kicked Out of Town for Serving Irma Victims With No Permit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

foodA food truck, who was offering free food to utility workers, was kicked out of town for not having a permit. But he couldn't get a permit, because city hall was closed.

16:50

Commodities King Gartman Says Gold Soon Reach $1,400 As Drums of War Grow Louder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Commodities King Gartman Says Gold Soon Reach $1,400 As Drums of War Grow Louder by Jan Skoyles Gold Core Commodities King Gartman sees $1,400 gold surge in months Gold is the one currency that will do the...

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16:49

(Video) The GoldFish Report No. 134 -- Country Roads w/ Winston Shrout: Accepted for Value "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Sep 22, 2017

On The GoldFish Report No. 134, Winston begins with a heart to heart talk with viewers about the work we do and the consequences of bringing it to the people. Next, in true Winston style, he travels down many roads that leads to the topic of Accepted For Value in commerce, which is the key ingredient of our financial system. He covers areas including Commerce in Conflict, U.S. Debt Facility and the U.S. Treasury [and how they committed Treason against the People], USA CORP and the two types of stock, closing circuits of liability, soft currency and hard currency and much more.

16:48

Air Berlin is going bust ! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Air Berlins creditor committee has named Lufthansa and Easyjet as possible buyers for the insolvent carriers assets and has given three weeks for negotiations to take place.

What happened?

Air Berlins business has deteriorated at an unprecedented pace said Etihad

A heads up~Air Berlins Slow Collapse Into Bankruptcy  Explained

Over in Italy, no one wants to let Alitalia go. The Italian national carrier is also bankrupt, but keeping the airline is a matter of national pride. Theres no such love for Air Berlin unfortunately. Itll probably disappear.

For an airline that has struggled for the best part of a decade, Air Berlin has managed to stick around for a surprisingly long time.

Although the writing has been on the wall since 2006s lackluster IPO, which was followed by years of losses, it was kept afloat thanks to shareholder Etihad Airways, whose expansion attempts had seen it invest in a series of struggling European carriers.

With a new chief executive in Abu Dhabi, Etihads patience has finally run out, and, having had its funding pulled, Air Berlin had no choice but to file for bankruptcy.

The collapse of Germanys second-largest airline will no doubt please its biggest, Lufthansa, and others with an interest such as TUI Group, Ryanair, and EasyJet.

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16:48

Benjamin Fulford Report: "Trump Becomes Obump with Zionist Meltdown at UN" -- September 25, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:47

Kazan Continues Making Progress As A CPU-Based Vulkan Implementation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While Google Summer of Code ended one month ago, Jacob Lifshay has continued working on his "Vulkan-CPU" project now known as Kazan. He's certainly making progress on this CPU-based Vulkan implementation...

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16:47

The Fed Offensive: Raining Down Fire and Fury On ALL Markets This Week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two weeks ago we discussed the Fed radio silence for the entire week before the FOMC meeting.

This is what it looked like:

Last week we of course we know what happened, which was basically nothing until talk turns into action.

This week, however, its going to be all about talking the markets. Every day of the week there are Fed speakers. What is particularly interesting is that today, Monday 9-25, the Fed will be jawboning in the morning, in the afternoon, and in the early evening.

Prepare for an all-out assault from the Fed, in addition to a heavy hand in the market (behind the scenes and not spoken of in the MSM of course):

What is the message here? The Fed is holding control of these markets like the over-protective parent who walks around with their kid on a leash. The kid is also wearing elbow pads, knee pads and a helmet. Not only that, but the Fed is carrying the kid even with all the measures taken to ensure safety. These markets can no longer walk on their own.

Last week finished the week rather optimistic. Gold and silver fought hard and finished above the whole numbers. 

For now, seeing as how the Fed will be engaged in their main policy tool (talking the markets) in addition to gold and silver starting the week off under considerable pressure, we might want to just cast aside the optimism and brace for impact.

And because we know the routine, lets focus for a minute on the importance of moving averages and how they have an impact on gold and silver prices.

Here is that all important 50-day moving average in the gold price:

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16:47

Hubble Telescope Observes Binary Asteroid With Comet-Like Features "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has found a binary asteroid pair that exhibits characteristics of a comet:

Hubble was used to image the asteroid, designated 300163 (2006 VW139), in September 2016 just before the asteroid made its closest approach to the Sun. Hubble's crisp images revealed that it was actually not one, but two asteroids of almost the same mass and size, orbiting each other at a distance of 60 miles.

Asteroid 300163 (2006 VW139) was discovered by Spacewatch in November 2006 and then the possible cometary activity was seen in November 2011 by Pan-STARRS. Both Spacewatch and Pan-STARRS are asteroid survey projects of NASA's Near Earth Object Observations Program. After the Pan-STARRS observations it was also given a comet designation of 288P. This makes the object the first known binary asteroid that is also classified as a main-belt comet.

The more recent Hubble observations revealed ongoing activity in the binary system. "We detected strong indications for the sublimation of water ice due to the increased solar heating similar to how the tail of a comet is created," explained team leader Jessica Agarwal of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany.

The combined features of the binary asteroid wide separation, near-equal component size, high eccentricity orbit, and comet-like activity also make it unique among the few known binary asteroids that have a wide separation. Understanding its origin and evolution may provide new insights into the early days of the solar system. Main-belt comets may help to answer how water came to a bone-dry Earth billions of years ago.

The team estimates that 2006 VW139/288P has existed as a binary system only for about 5,000 years. The most probable formation scenario is a breakup due to fast rotation. After that, the two fragments may have been moved further apart by the effects of ice sublimation, which would give a tiny push to an asteroid in one direction as water molecules are ejected in the other direction.

Also at HubbleSite, New Atlas, ScienceAlert, and Space.com.

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16:45

The Face Of Sexuality: Why Do AI-Generated Sexual Orientations Matter? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a guest post from Cynthia Weber, Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex. Weber is the author of Queer International Relations: Sovereignty, Sexuality and the Will to Knowledge which has been the subject of a symposium on this blog, besides also being an occasional contributor to the blog. This text is based on comments presented at the 2017 European International Studies Association Annual Conference, Barcelona, on the panel The Politics and Responsibility of IR in an Age of Crisis.

A Stanford University study by Yilun Wang and Michal Kosinski that recently went viral repackages long discredited beliefs that a persons face is scientifically readable for specific personality traits (also see this). The study claims artificial intelligence (AI) facial recognition technology can determine a persons sexual orientation, with 16-30% greater accuracy than the human eye. The study analyzed more than 35,000 images on a US dating website of white, able-bodied, 18-40 year olds for fixed (e.g., nose shape) and transient facial features (e.g., grooming styles, weight, facial expressions). Researchers compared their AI-generated sexual orientations against sexual orientations researchers found from dating profiles, which researchers established based on the gender of the partners that [website users] were looking for.

LGBTQ advocacy organizations immediately labeled the study junk science. Social scientists will have little trouble understanding why. For example, the studys sample is skewed in terms of race, age, (dis)ability, and location (online and in the US). Furthermore, the studys coders failed to independently verify crucial information like age and the problematic category sexual orientation, which are things people regularly lie about on dating sites.

What may be less obvious to many reading the study are some of the other ways bias...

16:44

Judge Jeanine Rants On the NFL, 1803 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:43

Daily Digest 9/25 - Goldman Turns Bullish On Oil, Cheap Oil or a Weak Dollar: Choose One "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 9/25 - Goldman Turns Bullish On Oil, Cheap Oil or a Weak Dollar: Choose One
  • $858 Million: 'Outrageous' Management Fees Paid By Pennsylvania's Pension Fund in the Last 5 Years
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16:43

What We Do and Why "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Editor Robert Parry: Honest journalism is vital to a genuine democracy. But what weve seen from the U.S. mainstream media of which I was a part for many years is something dangerously far from honest. It has become

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16:42

Court ok's Hebrew country-club denying membership to surrounding Arabs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Eyal: "With court approval, Kokhav Yair to continue restricting entry of Tira
residents to the swimming pool

"The Lod (A-Llyd) District Court rejected the petition on grounds of discrimination and authorized that the local country club to sell 90% of its subscriptions only to residents of the settlement (Kokhav Yair - Tzur Yigal). The judge wrote: 'The fear that opening the registry may 
harm the sense of belonging is legitimate.'"
And note that:
* If you think the 10% will actually materialize - don't worry, they're apparently allowed to discriminate further in pre-registration for membership.
* The settlement is named after Yair Stern, leader of the Stern Gang (Lehi); it was unified with Tzur Yigal several years back. They are built on the western side of the 1967 green line - just North of Qalqilya.
* Many top Israeli military officers live or have lived in Kohav Yair, including Lt. Gen. Ehud Bakar, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, Shin-Bet head Danny Yatom, Shin-Bet head Gideon Ezra, Maj. Gen. Menahem Einan and Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan."

16:42

Water Runs Downhill: Toronto Edition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Globe and Mail: More than 1,000 planned purpose-built rental units have instead been converted to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area since Premier Kathleen Wynnes government expanded rent control in the spring, according to a new report that warns the regions rental supply crisis is poised to worsen.

And given how rent control can destroy cities this is a foreboding sign:

The report also warns that 85 per cent of the provinces existing stock of purpose-built rental buildings are more than 35 years old and will require higher levels of investment to maintain.

The post Water Runs Downhill: Toronto Edition appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

16:42

Most British people support racial profiling of Arabs and Muslims: poll "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

In YouGov poll that also covers immigration and Islamophobia, a majority of respondents think Britain should recognise Palestine

16:41

Racists, anti-Semitic, Holocaust-deniers love Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"But, like many far-right parties in Europe and elsewhere, the AfD presents itself as staunchly supportive of Israel. According to a wide-ranging poll commissioned by a group promoting German-Israeli relations, most AfD politicians profess to care deeply about Israels security, support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, reject unilaterally recognizing a Palestinian state, and generally support a stronger relationship between Jerusalem and Berlin. Nearly 90% of the 35 AfD members who were surveyed totally or somewhat support Chancellor Angela Merkels dictum that Israels security is Germanys raison detre. "

16:40

The Wave. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Wave. William T. Horton, A Book of Images.

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Global Research strives for peace, and we have but one mandate: to share timely, independent and vital information to readers across the globe. We act as a global platform to let the voices of dissent, protest, and expert witnesses and

New Feminists? By the great Joan W. Scott "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

""Many of these new feminists and nationalists turned their attention to the veils worn by Muslim women, arguing that they were the very symbol of the immigrants purported backwardness, the sign of an intolerable gender inequality alien to the West. The push to rescue Muslim women, Farris argues, was the result of what she terms the ideological convergence of calls for gender equality with xenophobic anti-immigrant campaignsthe femonationalism mentioned in the subtitle of her book. Femonationalism, she explains, describes, on the one hand, the attempts of Western European right-wing parties and neoliberals to advance xenophobic and racist politics through the touting of gender equality while, on the other hand, it captures the involvement of various well-known and quite visible feminists and femocrats in the current framing of Islam as a quintessentially misogynistic religion and culture. ""

16:39

Antifa Turns Anti-Dixie Rally Into Anti-Police Brawl In Austin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police were the closest target for Antifa. Via My SA: Brawls broke out toward the end of a rally against Confederate monuments at the Capitol on Saturday, resulting in state troopers arresting and loading two demonstrators into police cruisers, as other protesters swarmed the sidewalk hurling insults and chanting. We got into a big scuffle. []

16:39

Feronia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Harassment, violence and oppression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oil palm plantations managed by the Canadian-based agribusiness company FERONIA Inc have been opposed by local residents ever since they were established by the previous owner of the plantations, multinational food company Unilever. Incidents of violent abuse and conflict arising from the companys oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been a regular occurrence. In 2015, seven children were left orphaned after police killed both indigenous pygmy parents for taking some oil palm fruits from the plantations to feed their children.

16:38

Casually, the Washington Post provides justifications for Israeli bombings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Analysts and former senior Israeli military officers say Israel is showing that it will act with force to protect its interests, while using just enough of it to limit its enemies without sparking a war."

16:37

Palestinian appeal to ICC seen as last hope to bring justice for the victims of Israeli violations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four Palestinian human rights organizations on Wednesday, September 20th submitted their fourth substantive communication to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The 700-page evidence file submitted alleges that high-level Israeli civilian and military officials have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Tahseer Alayyan, a spokesperson for the Ramallah-based independent Palestinian human rights NGO, al-Haq, told Mondoweiss that the NGOs believe the ICC is the only remaining window for Palestinians to bring justice for the victims of Israeli violations.

We have tried several ways of fighting through universal jurisdiction and we have not succeeded because of political constrictions, so we believe that the ICC is very a important window for us to give hope to the victims and for the Palestinian people in general, as a way to bring about justice, he said.

The four NGOs that made the complaint included al-Haq, as well as the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Gaza-based Al Dameer Association for Human rights.

The complaint made on Wednesday was the fourth file created by the four NGOs, with the first three files focused on alleged crimes in the Gaza Strip, while the latest file was the first made by the four groups on behalf of the people in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In a press release published by al-Haq, the groups director, Shawan Jabarin, stated that the latest file provides a compelling and reasonable basis for the Prosecutor to open an investigation into crimes alleged to be committed against the Palestinian population.

Over the past fifty years Israel has subjected the Palestinian population to a belligerent occupation that deprives them of their fundamental human rights and subjects them to heinous crimes, Jabarin said. The communication to the International Criminal Court offers hope that anybody that commits crimes against Palestinians will be held to account. We are convinced that there can be no lasting and genuine peace without justice.

The complaint

The files sent through this week by the four NGOs is one of many files that have been sent to the ICC by various individuals and organizations since the Rome Statute was activated by the Palestinian government.

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16:37

Who is the objective observer cited in an article on Hizbullah in the Washington Post? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A fellow at the Rafiq Hariri center at the Saudi-Hariri-UAE-funded Atlantic Council.  

16:36

Android unlock patterns are a boon for shoulder surfing attackers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The swiping unlock patterns typical for Android devices are considerably easier for attackers to discern than PIN combinations. In fact, after only one observation of a user entering the pattern, 64% of shoulder surfing attackers will be able to reproduce it, a group of researchers from the US Naval Academy and the University of Maryland Baltimore County has found. In comparison, only one in ten attackers could make out a six-digit PIN after one viewing. More

16:35

Heavy snowfall strikes East Kazakhstan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Much of the East Kazakhstan region was affected by heavy snowfalls over the weekend, Kazinform correspondent reports. Precipitation in the form of rain transitioning into wet snow occurred across the whole region, including the cities of Semey, Ust-Kamenogorsk, and Ridder. Most of the snow fell in the mountainous areas of the region. According to local authorities, sudden precipitation didn't cause any significant damage or accidents as the residents were properly informed.

16:33

Monday Observations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Doctrinal Differences

The corrupt, evil, nasty, smug, elite, wicked, lying mainstream media are still trying to cope with the Trump Administration, and the fact that Present Trump was elected by the nation...in the same way that Barack was.

North Korea

The Norks sent out two letters, which I'm not going to reprint here. In one they called on all of the repressed workers in the world to rally to their standard, presumably so that they could oppress them. Sort of the way a beaten spouse leaves home and finds another beater? Even so, I don't expect that there are many people who are dumb enough to flee to North Korea for sanctuary - with the exception of Dennis Rodman.

Fat Un gets strategic advice from Dennis Rodman
With the two letters, North Korea is attempting to counter the international backlash against its nuclear program. That detonation has generated widespread criticism and prompted at least seven countries to downgrade their relations. The North Korean leadership is trying to prevent a snowball effect.
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Russian military policeman saves Syrian soldier from jihadist attack in Hama countryside "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A serviceman of the Russian Military Police platoon in north Hama countryside was filmed rescuing a Syrian soldier wounded by a massive jihadi attack that was launched on Tuesday and targeted a platoon of the Russian Military Police monitoring the de-escalation zone, Muraselon reported. The Russian soldiers fought off the attack for several hours before a battalion of the Syrian Army's Special Operations arrived to help secure the Russian allies, the Muraselon report continued. On September 19, terrorists launched a large-scale offensive on military positions. Once surrounded, Russian servicemen fought off attacks from the terrorists for several hours. At first, the militants covered the battlefield with powerful mortar and artillery fire, and then went on the attack with pickup trucks equipped that had large-caliber machine guns.

16:32

Sunday Night NFL Ratings Down 10% Lowest Ratings of the Season "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday night President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

Americans reacted to the controversy by boycotting the league.

Early numbers show weekly NFL ratings may be down by 10% due to the stunt.

Deadline reported:

On a day full of criticisms from Donald Trump, political protests, linked arms, players taking a knee or not coming on the field during the National Anthem and renewed pleas for unity from the league NBC and the NFL took a hit last night on Sunday Night Football.

In metered market numbers, the primetime match-up between the 27-10 winning Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders snared an 11.6/20.

The worst SNF has performed this season so far, thats an 8% dip from the early numbers of last weeks Atlanta Falcons 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers.

The post Sunday Night NFL Ratings Down 10% Lowest Ratings of the Season appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:32

After A Decade Of Drinking Disgusting Tap Water, Canada Tells Potlotek To Stop! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last September, the people of the Potlotek First Nation, located in Canadas Nova Scotia, began to protest the quality of their water. The communitys water supply has been an issue for over a decade when reports of black, thick, foul-smelling tap water first became commonplace. Over that entire period of time, the Potlotek First Nation community was told that the water despite its unpleasant odor, texture and coloring was safe to drink and use.

While the quality of the communitys water has remained unchanged, the Canadian governments position regarding the waters safety underwent a drastic reversal earlier this month, when Health Canada, Canadas public health department, advised the Potlotek to not drink their water, bathe in it, or use it for any reason, including cooking or doing laundry. Interestingly, Health Canada, despite the warning to refrain from using the water for any purpose, declined to state if there was any health risk involved in exposure to the water, which has continued to be used by many residents in the years since the issue first surfaced.


Related | ADA Untroubled By Study Pointing To Fluorides Negative Health Impacts


One of the residents who had been using the water until the late-in-the-game advisory was Potlotek resident Bernadette Marshall. I was drinking water from the tap until last night, she told CBC on September 12, a day after the advisory was first made publicly available. I was told it was safe to drink. I personally am very, very angry. Im angry, like, what are they trying to do to us?

Since the problems with the water quality in the First Nation became visibly apparent, health problems have also become rampant in the community of nearly 600. Children, as well as adults, have been reported to have developed skin lesions, skin discoloration, and digestive problems.

Residents have blamed the communitys aging infrastructure, which forces Potlotek to get its drinking water from a nearby lake whose underground aquifers leach extremely high levels of magnesium and iron into the water. Health Canada, in c...

16:32

Iraq parliament demands troops go to areas disputed with Kurds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | Iraqi soldiers pictured on a Russian-made T-72 tank as they advance towards the city of al-Sharqat, north of Baghdad, on September 20, 2017

BAGHDAD (AFP)  Iraqs parliament demanded Monday that troops be sent to disputed areas in the north controlled by the Kurds since 2003 as the autonomous Kurdish area staged a referendum on independence.

Parliament demands that the head of the army (Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi) deploy forces in all of the zones the autonomous region of Kurdistan has taken control of since 2003, a resolution said.

Under Iraqs constitution, the government is obliged to comply with the parliamentary vote.

The zones disputed between the Kurds and the federal government in Baghdad are not part of the three provinces in northern Iraq that form the autonomous Kurdish area.

The disputed areas are the oil-rich province of Kirkuk, as well as parts of Nineveh, Diyala and Salaheddin provinces.

Most of the disputed areas were conquered by Kurdish peshmerga forces in 2014 in the chaos that followed a sweeping offensive by the Islamic State group.


16:31

[WATCH] Michigan Deputy Resigns To Avoid Being Fired After Questionable Stop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Michigan deputy who resigned to avoid termination after he was caught on video pulling a man out of a car for asking a simple question is now working for

The post [WATCH] Michigan Deputy Resigns To Avoid Being Fired After Questionable Stop appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:30

The Truth About China Gold (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Truth About China Gold Video AIM TDC Note Not sure that Im buying this is the absolute truth about Chinas gold. Most, if not all, countries, including China, do NOT allow their true gold holdings to be...

The post The Truth About China Gold (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

Liberal tolerance: Actress Ellen Pompeo says she doesnt want Trump supporters for fans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I will comply! Never was a fan of hers and never will be. Im also sick of Yahoos bias reporting. Ugh. From Yahoo: While once upon a time stars were advised not to ruffle feathers by expressing political views (or other Continue reading

16:30

Dozens of cities, towns and villages in Russia get early snow after hot summer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Yakutia the snow came earlier - with the first falls on 28-29 August, before the official end of summer. But in western Siberia the first white blanket has now come to the cities of Omsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, and Krasnoyarsk, as well as both Altai Republic and Altai region. Drivers have been warned to take care across this large area. The cold blast is in contrast to last year when the first snow in western Siberia came only in the first week of October. So far the coldest temperature as the new winter approaches is around minus 5C in Aldan, Neryungi, Aikhal and Verkhoyansk - all in Yakutia region, officially the Sakha Republic.

16:29

Democrats and Hollywood = Jewish Control Over the Weak American Mind "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Committee to Investigate Russia: Rob

Reiner and Morgan Freemans

warmongering video

 

 

By David Walsh

Actor-director Rob Reiner and actor Morgan Freeman have teamed up with a sordid crowd of extreme right-wingers to push the McCarthyite anti-Russia campaign.

Reiner, a longtime Democratic Party fundraiser and fervent Hillary Clinton supporter, is a member of the Advisory Board of a new organization, the Committee to Investigate Russia, which describes itself as a non-partisan, non-profit organization helping Americans understand the gravity of Russias continuing attacks on democracy.

 Morgan Freeman

As part of this foul outfits launching, Freeman narrates a two-minute video, which begins: We have been attacked. We are at war. Freeman asks his viewers to imagine a movie script in which a former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for revenge. After becoming president, he sets his sights on his sworn enemy: the United States.

Free...

16:29

Activist Teesta Setalvad Detained in Varanasi, Released After Ten Hours "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The civil rights activist was told by the police that she had been arrested without being told the charges, and kept in custody for more than ten hours.

Teesta Setalvad. Credit: Facebook

Teesta Setalvad. Credit: Facebook/Teesta Setalvad

New Delhi: Renowned civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad was reportedly detained in Varanasi, hours after she was first held by the Uttar Pradesh police on Monday morning. Setalvad, who has often found herself in the Sangh parivars line of fire for her fiery anti-communal activism, told The Wire that she was first detained at the citys airport while headed to attend a youth training camp organised by the Samajwadi Jan Parishad, a political party, and deliver a valedictory speech on communalism and education.

She was later released a little after 7 pm.

Her detention assumes significance as Varanasi, also the Prime Minister Narendra Modis constituency, has been in the news for the last two days because of a lathi charge by the UP police on protesting students from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The students were protesting against the university administration for failing to act on a sexual abuse complaint by a woman student. The students have alleged that the university authorities, instead of bringing the culprits to task, tried to shift the blame on the student for being out of the hostel in the evening, at around 6 pm, before curfew.

Speaking to The Wire, Setalv...

16:28

No Charges Recommended For Albuquerque Cop Driving 80 MPH Before Deadly Crash "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Albuquerque Police officer was driving twice the speed limit just seconds before his police cruiser enter an intersection and collided with a familys car, killing a 6-year-old child, Joel Anthony Suina in April.

Now, investigators are not recommending any charges against Officer Johnathan McDonnell, saying in part, the officer was authorized to operate his vehicle in an emergency response.

McDonnell has 6 previous driving disciplinary actions on his record in his 9 years on the force, according to The Albuquerque Journal. They include what appear to be five preventable crashes and one unauthorized pursuit, which occurred less than a year ago.

The mother, 30-year old Antoinette Suina, was also injured in the crash, along with her 9-year old daughter, Ariana, who suffered a pelvis fracture, lung, liver and kidney contusions and a head injury.

McDonnell broke his femur as well as bones in his foot in the crash.

Albuquerque Police Officer Johnathan McDonnell was speeding at a rate of 78 to 80 miles per hour just seconds before the crash in a 40 mph zone.

 

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

16:28

UK cops have foiled 7 jihad plots since March, Londons Muslim mayor wants to educate Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK cops have foiled 7 jihad plots since March, Londons Muslim mayor wants to educate Trump
What does he want to educate Trump in? How to mouth soothing platitudes while doing absolutely nothing to protect your people against the advancing jihad? Police have foiled SEVEN terror strikes since Westminster attack, Sadiq Khan reveals, by Taryn Tarrant-Cornish, Express, September 25, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): POLICE have foiled seven terror []

16:27

Oil, Gas and Geopolitics: US Hand in Playing the Rohingya Crisis against China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In recent years, Myanmar (formerly Burma) has only rarely been in the news. The quiet treatment owed much to the assumption that the countrys fledgling democracy was in good hands once the U.S-backed 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San

16:27

Mike Rowe: If Fans Want NFL Players To Stop Kneeling, They Should Turn Off The TV "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Someone asked Mike Rowe what he thought about the ongoing controversy over many NFL players decision to kneel during the national anthem at games. The Dirty Jobs host did not hold back. Robert Amon, a Facebook fan of Rowes, wrote this:

Hey Mike I know you avoid politics, (thanks!) and I remember your rant on the Colts leaving Baltimore. (As a former Browns fan, I feel your pain.) But I gotta ask whats happening to professional football, and what do you make of Trumps comments about those who refuse to stand during the national anthem?

In response, The Way I Heard It podcast host explained in a lengthy Facebook post that the power over the protest is in viewers hands. If football fans really want the kneeling to stop, they can make it happen by turning off their TVs.

In democracies, we the people get the government we deserve, Rowe wrote. We also get the celebrities we deserve, the artists we deserve, and the athletes we deserve. Because ultimately, we the people get to decide who and what gets our attention, and who and what does not.

Rowe explained that he was disappointed in Donald Trumps assertion that kneeling NFL players should be fired because it assumes that team owners and league commissioners are in charge of the game, when it is in fact the football fan who is in charge.

I was disappointed last night, to hear President Trump encourage owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the anthem. Not because I dispute the owners right to do so, and not because I would grieve the dismissal of anyone who chooses to disrespect our flag. I was disappointed because the Presidents comments presuppose that the owners are in charge of the game. Theyre not. We are. We decide what to watch, and that decision far more than any other consideration will determine the what the owners choose to do. And that in turn will affect what the players choose to do.

As the leader of the country, the President had an opportunity to remind us that The NFL, the networks who broadcast their games, and all of the players standers and kneelers alike work for us. He might have also used the occasion to remind us that he too, serves at our pleasure.

[. . .]

The fans of professional football are not powerless were just not yet offended enough to turn the channel. Should that ever change in a meaningful way if for instance, a percentage of football fans relative to those players who chose to kneel during todays games, chose to watch something else next Sunday I can assure youthe matter would be resolved by Monday.

Rowe concluded the post with a....

16:25

Anna von Reitz -- You Took an Oath to Defend and Preserve the Constitution? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So You Took An Oath to Defend and Preserve the Constitution.....For All Members of the Military and Police Forces



Most of the people we talk to who say that they "took an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution"----including many military officers---- : (1) don't know what a Constitution is; (2) never seriously sat down and studied or thought about any one of the three Constitutions Americans are likely to encounter; (3) don't know which Constitution they took an Oath to.

This article is for all those people.

The greatest enemy we face every day is ignorance. The second greatest is sloth-- which leads to the careless "taking for granted" of things which should never be taken for granted.

A "constitution" is a debt agreement.

It lays out services to be provided, who is responsible for providing these services, how they will be administered, and who pays for the services.

Even a cursory glance at any one of the three (3) Constitutions Americans are likely to see reveals that, yes, indeed, all these matters are covered--howbeit, in different forms and by different parties.

No doubt it is a surprise to many that we have three Constitutions. Let's start there and review the facts.

There is "The Constitution for the united States of America" written and adopted in 1787. This is the actual Constitution forming the union of unincorp...

16:25

U.S. arms most dictatorships in the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The United States currently supports over 73 percent of the world's dictatorships!" (thanks Amir)

16:24

Mondo 2000 is back. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you've been around for a while you may remember a certain magazine called Mondo 2000 from the 90's.  It was a time when using the prefix cyber- wasn't done in irony and computers were still weird and edgy and nobody actually knew what the hell they were doing.  Psychedelic explorers like Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna were still alive (though Leary died in '96 and McKenna four years later), raves required you to go on quests to find map points so you could get your wristband to get in, and we all knew - we just knew - that the Net would usher in an age of understanding because people from vastly different kinds of lives could communicate openly with each other and learn to see eye to eye.

Go ahead and laugh, get it out of your system.

If you've never run across it before, a fair amount of M2k as well as the 'zines that eventually lead to its creation have been uploaded to the Internet Archive so you can read them for free.  Unfortunately, Mondo 2000 ceased publication late in the 90's after a perfect storm of multiple things going sideways within a fairly short period of time.  Frontbeing R.U. Sirius has been around the entire time, working on multiple publishing projects at the same time and keeping his neurons in the game.  I would like to announce that his latest project is the return of Mondo 2000 as a blog featuring articles from many of the original contributors, some classic articles with commentary for the twenty-first century, and insights from some new minds from the other side of the millennium rollover.

Take a look at it and see what you think.  If you like it, please circulate the URL to get more eyes on it.

16:23

Last year at Adobe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Private Keys. You will be part of the special command of General Failure. You will be reporting to Colonel Panic. @grauhut

(Kontext)

16:22

16:21

NASCAR Owners Side With Trump, Take Firm Stance Against Anthem Protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NASCAR cant afford to lose any more fans. Via USA Today: NASCAR again proved to be an insular oddity in American sports culture on Sunday as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway were completely devoid of the type of national anthem protests that have permeated other professional sports.[] Get []

16:21

Puerto Rico: The centennial of my grandfathers house "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My grandfather didnt come to America; America came to him. Like many young Spaniards over the ages, he along with his brother and two cousins left Spain. They left their sisters in Northern Spain, arrived in Puerto Rico in the late 19th century, started businesses, married, started families, and thrived. When the Spanish []

16:21

Bye, Milo, youre done now "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fifteen is exactly the right amount of time for minutes of fame and for Milo Yiannopouloss speech at Berkeley yesterday, which apparently no one could hear anyway, and which cost UC Berkeley $800,000 for security. Its a metaphor for his career, I guess: an overpriced flash of incoherent bullshit, soon gone and forgotten, except for the slimy stain he leaves behind.

16:20

[WATCH] Who Can Sue When Police Shoot to Kill? This Federal Court Ruling Says Siblings Can "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The sisters and brothers of a man killed by Sacramento police won a pivotal federal court ruling this week that potentially expands who can legally sue in the aftermath of

The post [WATCH] Who Can Sue When Police Shoot to Kill? This Federal Court Ruling Says Siblings Can appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:20

To noones surprise, Angela Merkel is reelected to 4th term as German Chancellor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On September 8, I predicted that Angela Merkel will be reelected German Chancellor. To no ones surprise, yesterdays election indeed re-elected Merkel for whom patriotism, nationalism and the German flag are bad things for a fourth term. But there Continue reading

16:20

Chewbacca Lives on Endor, You Must Acquit! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What Trump wants to talk about:

1. Black sports professionals who won't stand during the national anthem.

What Trump doesn't want to talk about:

1. Bob Mueller asking his staff for all kinds of documents.

2. His failure to get funding for his border wall.

3. His failure to repeal Obamacare.

4. His preferred candidate in the Alabama special election losing on Tuesday.

5. The fact that Puerto Rico has no power and may have no power for months and months.

I'd also like to point out that Trump doesn't want to talk about why some black athletes aren't standing for the national anthem. He's says it's lack of gratitude. He says it's disrespect. He doesn't say it's because a lot of police officers have gotten away with murder.

And, now, as of today, athletes of all colors aren't standing because they're protesting Trump and his racism and his disrespect.

He's a sick person, but his calculation isn't irrational. He's forcing a conversation on us where he unfortunately has the opportunity to benefit politically.

Trump thinks this is a win for him and so do some of his most influential supporters:

It could be that he's taken things too far now and miscalculated. That remains to be seen. But he can't distract Bob Mueller. He can't fake legislative victories that aren't forthcoming. Puerto Rico isn't going to fix itself. If Luther Strange loses on Tuesday, he's still going to look weak and stupid.

So, it's pretty clear that his plan is to continue to racially polarize the electorate while hiding behind the flag. It won't work forever. Hopefully, it has already stopped working.

Discuss

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While it's not the tactic I would advise, I'd like to remind everyone that people aren't kneeling during the national anthem because they don't like the singing or the lyrics. They aren't doing it because they think our flag is ugly. Their point is not to show disrespect or disapproval of either. They're kneeling to draw attention to the fact that people of color get shot or choked or tased to death by the police at an alarming rate in this country and that the shooters and chokers are almost never found to have committed a sanctionable offense, let alone a crime.

So, when the president says that the protesters are sons of bitches who should be fired for their disloyalty, that's not just a calculated way to benefit politically, it's primarily a way to avoid acknowledging the whole point.

That it is so easy to divert attention from the whole point and to benefit politically while doing so is a good argument against the protest tactic, and I might offer some alternatives that would be more effective. But I'd never dismiss the sentiment behind it. I'd never call someone a son of a bitch because they think it's wrong that so many young men of color are losing their lives without any form of due process, or because he or she is outraged that it's nearly impossible for a cop to be punished or prosecuted for taking a life no matter how strong the evidence is against them.

This isn't really even a protest against the police. Not really. It's only a protest against the police if the police collectively take the attitude that killing black and brown people with near impunity is not only a solid policy but their God-given right. If they believe bad shootings and wrongful deaths are no big deal, then obviously the kneeling becomes a protest against the police in general. But that's their choice to react that way and turn the people against them. If they want to respond to people begging for black lives to matter by insisting that all this criticism is a way of arguing the blue lives don't, then they've brought broad moral condemnation on themselves. No one forced them to misunderstand or pretend to misunderstand, or to take sides against the people who criticize the bad cops in their ranks.

The president is a born asshole seeking to lead every born asshole in the country. If you take his side on this, you're joining a truly deplorable army. You can disagree with the tactic of kneeling during the anthem without joining an army of born assholes.

Discuss

16:19

Free Movement Plus: a third way on the Brexit/migration debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Brexit and migration, there is an alternative to such a lurch backwards. We call it free movement+ where the plus refers to a new deal on workers rights.

Shadow Minister for Brexit, Keir Starmer. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images. All rights reserved.What do football stadiums in Qatar, farms in Canada, and the palatial houses of Londons super rich all have in common? The answer provides a clear and present warning to the UK as it considers its options for a post-Brexit immigration policy with the EU. These places have all seen highly exploitative employment practices that arise from a toxic mix of poor labour standards, unscrupulous employers, and a migrant workforce with no right to remain beyond the period specified in their work permit.

In our new report published today, Brexit and Immigration: Prioritising the Rights of All Workers, we show how across these case studies a lack of security in immigration status has persistently weakened workers ability to challenge exploitative employers.

Unfortunately, these issues have become all too relevant to the policy context in the UK where the idea of replacing EU free movement with time-limited and employer sponsored visas has been repeatedly raised in our immigration debate. When Tony Blair launched the UK points system for non-EEA (European Economic Area) migrants back in 2005 he promised a system that would allow immigration where it is in the countrys interests and prevent it where it is not.

Typically for Blair this ceded far too much ground to the right and anticipated many of the arguments of the EU referendum. The strict conditions in the system for non-EEA nationals would provide a continuous point of comparison for the pro-Brexit right and give credence to the idea that EU membership had led to a loss of control over immigration policy.

Fast-forward to today and...

16:19

POTUS Trump Takes on #FakeNews: NFL Controversy Has NOTHING to Do with Race "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Sunday President Trump sounded off on the NFL national anthem controversy.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

President Trump: I think its very disrespectful to our country. I think its very, very disrespectful to our flag. We have a great country. We have great people representing our country especially our soldiers, our first responders and they should be treated with respect. And when you get on a knee and you dont respect the American flag or anthem thats not being treated with respect. It has nothing to do with race. Ive never said anything about race. This has nothing to do with race or anything else. This has to with respect for our country and respect for our flag.

The post POTUS Trump Takes on #FakeNews: NFL Controversy Has NOTHING to Do with Race appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:18

Chinas Oil Futures Contract "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chinas Oil Futures Contract by Rory The Daily Coin Here are links that explain Chinas new oil futures contract. The website address was sent to me by a loyal reader of The Daily Coin. The main website http://www.ine.cn/en/ This...

The post Chinas Oil Futures Contract appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:16

Eyes opened: California woman moves to Red State and her perception of liberal politics is forever changed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Flyover country. Bible belt. Middle America. Coastal elites in liberal cities have all sorts of terms for "red states," but they all seem to convey one message: Conservative areas of the country are somehow backward and should be avoided. That's the impression one California writer had about America's heartland. Leah Singer never imagined that she would end up in Trump Country... but when she moved to Indiana not long ago, her entire perception changed. In an editorial piece published last weekend in the Indianapolis Star, the author sent a clear message to liberal friends back in California and throughout the country: You might be wrong about "red states." "I used to say I'd never move to a red state. And then I did. And it's changed my life for the better," Singer admitted.

16:16

Government bodies turn tables by suing public records requesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records. Government bodies are increasingly turning the tables on citizens who seek public records that might be embarrassing or legally sensitive. Instead of granting or denying their requests, a growing number of school districts, municipalities and state agencies have filed lawsuits against people making the requests - taxpayers, government watchdogs and journalists who must then pursue the records in court at their own expense.

16:15

Experts Warn: California Is Next In Line For Monster Earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In just 24 hours time, several locations in the seismic region known as the Ring of Fire were rocked by a series of powerful earthquakes. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday, followed by an earthquake off the coast of Japan that also registered at a 6.1 magnitude. Next came a 6.4 magnitude []

16:15

Silicon Valley reacting to Apples iPhone X "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO] The video (embedded in the main Loop post) is pure snark, cut together by Funny or Die.

16:15

Russia Accuses US Of Sabotaging Liberation of Deir ez-Zor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Brandon Turbeville As tensions rise between Russia and the United States over the latters consistent support for terrorists inside Syria and increased support for...

16:13

Syria War Diary: Order Returns To Western Cities, Civilians Recount Horrors Of Rebel Rule "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

HOMS, SYRIA In the last year, the Syrian cities of Aleppo and Madaya have become familiar to the international community as they have become subjects of heavy propaganda amid corporate media coverage to justify a so-called humanitarian war. Another area used in the war propaganda was al-Waer, a district of Homs occupied by the Western armed and financed moderates of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria), Ahrar al-Sham, and terrorists showing allegiance to Daesh (ISIS).

When I again visited Syria in June 2017, Aleppo, Madaya and al-Waer had been restored to peace, following the evacuation of these armed groups. I was able to visit these areas and speak to residents about the reality of life under the rule of these factions.

In Part I of my coverage August 2017 article focused on Aleppo and the life of civilians there under rebel occupation which included many dangers, deprivations, and horrors, not the least of which was susceptibility to extra-judicial trials and executions.


Related | Syria War Diary: What Life Is Like Under Moderate Rebel Rule


Here, I look at Madaya and al-Waer, again from on the ground, to give a voice to Syrians who have been marginalized by the Western corporate media, which has instead glorified the insurgency.

 

Stability with reconciliations

This frame grab from video provided by Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian rebels about to be released as part of a government deal to evacuate over 10,000 residents from Madaya and Zabadani, near Damascus, Syria, April 12, 2017.

This frame grab from video provided by Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian rebels about to be released as part of a government deal to evacuate over 10,000 residents from Madaya and Zabadani, near Damascus, Syria, April 12, 2017.

During my visit in June, I met with Syrias Mi...

16:12

Media Bol, Episode 16: Police Crackdown on BHU Students "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Urmilesh discusses the police crackdown on protesting students at the Banaras Hindu University with senior journalist and executive editor of MediaVigil Abhishek Srivastava and senior TV anchor Amrita Rai.

The post Media Bol, Episode 16: Police Crackdown on BHU Students appeared first on The Wire.

16:12

TRUMP WOULDN'T BE THE MONSTER HE IS WITHOUT THE RIGHT-WING MEDIA AND BACKLASH-COURTING POLS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Washington Post's James Hohmann wants you to believe that the president's war on sports protesters is uniquely Trumpian:

The most fitting slogan for Donald Trumps populist campaign, which continues nearly a year after the 2016 election ended, might be us against them. ... He is the divider in chief.

Trump, who was a developer before he became a reality TV star and then a politician, has long been a builder of straw men. Everyone knows that he trades on controversy, but his chaotic approach to governing also depends on constantly presenting the American people with false binary choices.
Already I'm confused. What does being a real estate developer have to do with dividing Americans? There's one line on Trump's rsum that Hohmann leaves out: political commentator on Fox News during the Roger Ailes era -- though what's probably more important is that for years he's been a Fox viewer.
Picking a fight with professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem, a controversy from last year that had mostly blown over, is just the latest example.
This was a controversy "that had mostly blown over"? Not on the right. This years, right-wingers have continued to be furious at anthem kneelers, and have been full of schadenfreude because they believe anger about this is hurting NFL TV ratings and attendance. Here are some Drudge Report headlines from earlier this month, well before Trump raised the issue on Friday night:




The anger about this on the right is still fresh.

More from Hohmann:
Trump talks about the world in black-and-white terms: Youre either with him or against him....

He is also looking for distractions. Trump went all-in last week on the Cassidy-Graham health-care bill, which could fail this week. The candidate he endorsed in Alabama could go down in a GOP primary. Puer...

16:10

NEO Is the Kurdish referendum a bluff or the real deal? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - The balloon is going up in Iraq, and a bizarre one at that. With only Israel publicly supporting Barzani he is pushing ahead. He is not crazy, so he has to have more than Israel behind him.

16:10

U.S. Retirement Market Ponzi Fueled By Record Concentration In Stocks By Young Americans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Retirement Market Ponzi Fueled By Record Concentration In Stocks By Young Americans by Steve St. Angelo SRSrocco Report For the U.S. Retirement Market Ponzi Scheme to continue, there must be a new group of suckers to pay for...

The post U.S. Retirement Market Ponzi Fueled By Record Concentration In Stocks By Young Americans appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:10

Israel 'terrified' of Corbyn as PM, Israeli activist tells Labour audience "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Miko Peled tells meeting at Labour Party conference Israel will do everything it can to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM

16:09

Insight into the Apple Watch Series 3 signal meter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jeff Butts, MacObserver, sharing info he got from Andrew Woodward, who has his new Apple Watch in hand:

When Mr. Woodward activated his Apple Watch Series 3 LTE and received a text message confirmation, he thought hed see the green dots on the Watch face. He didnt, so began the technical support process. After speaking to both his cellular provider and Apple, the thought was that the eSIM was still waiting to be provisioned.

It wasnt, but Mr. Woodward didnt realize it until later on in the day. He walked away from his iPhone, beyond Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range. Suddenly the green dots appeared.

Those green dots are the sign that your Apple Watch is flying solo, using its data plan and, likely, using more battery to support the LTE radio.

As youd expect, the Apple Watch uses the iPhones radio whenever possible, saving battery life.

The linked article also walks through the Apple Watch Control Panel interface (swipe up from the bottom of the Apple Watch face), where the radio tower icon is white if your Apple Watch is in range of an LTE signal, and green if its actually connected and using that connection.

Good stuff.

Read this on The Loop

16:09

Honouring the Trailblazers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 26th, 2017 By Jessie Klassen Contributing writer for Wake Up World We are in the midst of a massive shift in consciousness that is sweeping our sweet little planet. So why not take a moment and honour all of the brave souls, the Sunsung heroes  who came here before us to assist with this shift []

16:08

Why Financial Markets Underestimate Risk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today's economy is in a risk-on period, when investors exchange safe-haven assets like US Treasury Bills for riskier ones, from real estate to carry-trade currencies. But when such behavior assumes that economic conditions are more stable than they are, as seems to be the case today, trouble inevitably follows.

16:07

With FDP in German coalition, Greeks could miss old chap Schaeuble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greece is closely watching the political developments in Germany as the new coalition government that will be formed will have direct impact on the Greek debt and the discussions about its relief expected to begin after conclusion of the bailout program in August 2018. Right after the exit polls on Sunday evening, SPD leader Martin

The post With FDP in German coalition, Greeks could miss old chap Schaeuble appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

16:06

10 Signs You Are A Victim Of Gaslighting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Youre crazy, that never happened. Youre too sensitive. Youre making things up Are these phrases that you constantly hear from your partner that cause you to question yourself? If so, your partner might be using something called gaslighting  a form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts and sanity, []

16:04

NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shows Solidarity With NFL Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NASCAR owners recently threatened to fire any team members who protested during the anthem. Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty went even further, and declared that peaceful protesters should be kicked out of the country: Anybody that dont stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got em where theyre at? The United States.

Petty showed that he does not want people in this country if they are willing to stand up (or take a knee) for justice and try to make this country a better place through peaceful, silent protests. Racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the opposite, more rational approach.

Earnhardt Jr. disagrees with NASCAR owners threats to drivers to not take part in protests against police brutality that take place during the national anthem, reported Raw Story.

On Twitter Monday morning, Earnhardt Jr. supported the right of all Americans to engage in nonviolent protests by sharing a quote from John F. Kennedy: those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

 

This of course points out how Trump, with the support of many other rich friends (NASCAR owners) is trying to make peaceful protests impossible, which wil...

16:03

Trump escalates war with NFL in early tweetstorm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Update:  Proving that he was just getting warmed up earlier this morning with his latest rant against the NFL, Trump now seems to want #StandForOurAnthem to go viral.

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After igniting an NFL firestorm over the weekend with a series of tweetstorms bashing players who refused to stand for the national anthem (something we covered in detail here), Trump is at it again this morning with new tweets highlighting the disgruntled crowds that booed the kneeling players.

Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!

The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!

Some of the loudest such boos came for the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium when a number of Patriots kneeled for the anthem.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady responded to Trumps continued attacks this morning saying that he disagrees with the President and thinks his tweets are just divisive.  Presumably, that means that B...

16:02

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Cliff Perry on Sep 25

Hi Hanno,
The detail of your report was good quality and I'm sure appreciated by
everyone who needed to review it. I know that for Red Hat the
pre-disclosure was useful.

During analysis, like SUSE, we rated it as having a security impact of
Moderate (https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification);
and not highly impacting that required expedited preparation of packages
for the embargo date. Additional information is contained...

16:01

The Electronics Markets of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When we think about world-famous electronics markets in Asia, usually Shenzhen, Tokyos Akihabara, or Shanghais Beijing Road come to mind.

Theres another market that Ive had my eye on for a few years: Nht To market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It might not be as large or accessible as the more well-known markets, but its very much worth a visit if youre in the area. I decided it was time to hop on my red motorbike (red things go faster) and give you a short tour of the central market, as well as some more hobbyist-friendly options.

Overview

Nht To is a busy market. A good strategy is to go in the late morning or early afternoon on a weekday or Saturday. Its slightly less busy at those times, and I avoid Sundays because some stores will be closed or have reduced hours. Do not go during rush hour.

If possible, go with someone who speaks Vietnamese. Someone from Fablab Saigon might be willing to help you out if theyre available (more on that later). You may even run into the author of this article.

Electronics suppliers in Nht To are set up for the local market. While we will cover a few exceptions, most only speak Vietnamese, and high-volume retailers arent really set up to answer detailed questions in any case. In these places its best to know what youre looking for, but luckily all the stock tends to be visible, and the vendors all have calculators they can use to quickly show you prices. All business is done in local currency and in cash.

Our focus will be on locations that have been present for at least the last two years and are likely to still be there for a while, as the overall stores and stock tends to be pretty fluid.

One major convenience worth noting is that haggling over price is rarely necessary: my experience has been that these stores sell their products at set prices that do not depend on your nationality. While Im by no means fluent in Vietnamese, I do speak enough to confirm this, and I know several of the vendors personally.

A word of warning Google translate does not handle Vietnamese gracefully yet. It works reasonably well for single words or very short phrases, but anything longer often becomes unintelligible. For example, it sometimes translates ten as salt by getting the tonal accents wrong. Speaking of condiments, Nht To market borders on District 5, which is considered by locals to have above-average restaurants. You may want to scope out a place to eat after going to the market.

A Tour of Nht To Market

We start our journey at the...

16:00

The CDCs Strange Case of Poul Thorsen, MD, PhD, Vaccine Data Manipulator Extraordinaire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Catherine J. Frompovich A few months ago after reading the book Master Manipulator, I wrote an article about Poul Thorsen, MD, PhD, the Danish...

16:00

Cyber threat analysis in complex adaptive systems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The use of wartime analogies in cybersecurity is common in our industry. Sun Tzu is often quoted in presentations and papers to emphasize an authors key point. I will spare you that in this article; however, I would like to introduce the idea of applying a rigorous framework derived from kinetic warfare to the cyber realm. The notion of complex adaptive systems (CAS) as introduced by Brigadier General Wayne Michael Hall and Dr. Gary Citrenbaum More

16:00

This Week's Slackchat: Open Resource Sharing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: Gracen Johnson

Source: Gracen Johnson

Is there a resource that would help you build Strong Towns that you wish you had? Have you come across a helpful guide or training that has made you a stronger citizen?

This week, we're taking some time to brainstorm ideas and share resources to help each other build Strong Towns. The best ideas we come up with during this chat may be turned into resources on our site in the future.

Strong Towns staff member Rachel Quednau and Kea Wilson will host the discussion. Everyone is invited to participate. 

This chat will take place on Slack at 1:30pm CT on Friday, September 29.

Just log onto Slack and visit the #scheduled-slack-chat channel at the scheduled time to join Rachel, Kea and Strong Towns members and readers in a lively discussion. We'll see where the conversation takes us!

If you're not yet part of our Slack, take 30 seconds to request an invitation and we'll get you set up for the chat.


Find more on our Resource page >

New Mexico School Board To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance In Spanish At Meetings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The reason why we have press one for English. Via Fox News: A New Mexico school board is planning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish at public meetings starting next week. Las Cruces Superintendent Greg Ewing told the Las Cruces Sun-News that students are entitled under law to choose to have part of []

15:57

How Apple built an iPhone camera that makes everyone a professional photographer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Paczkowski, Managing Editor, BuzzFeed:

This year the company is particularly proud of these, which boast a marquee Portrait Lighting feature that brings a range of professional-looking effects to the already great photos the dual camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus is capable of taking.

This years leap, however, feels particularly meaningful.

And:

The cameras effects dont rely on filters. Theyre the result of Apples new dual camera system working in concert with machine learning to sense a scene, map it for depth, and then change lighting contours over the subject. Its all done in real time, and you can even preview the results thanks to the companys enormously powerful new A11 Bionic chip. The result, when applied to Apple scale, has the power to be transformative for modern photography, with millions of amateur shots suddenly professionalized. In many ways its the fullest realization of the democratization of high-quality imagery that the company has been working toward since the iPhone 4.

i couldnt agree more. Apple is changing the conversation. Its no longer a simple focus on the reduction of low-light image graininess, megapixel count, or CCD capacitor thresholds. Apple is creating tools that help people take amazing pictures.

Love this review.

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15:56

Google Search Results Appear Broken Many Simple Queries No Longer Make Sense "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Google has gone mad. Many simple queries no longer make sense.

A simple query of White Couples on Google results in pictures of predominantly mixed couples couples where one of the two individuals is black. Not what you think of when you think of white couples but these are new times.

 

Another query of American Inventors on Google results in a list of predominantly black American inventors.  Many names in the list the average American has never heard of.   For some reason, famous American inventors such as Henry Ford, Charles Goodyear, Eli Whitney, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Morse, and Orville and Wilbur Wright are missing from the list.  George Washington Carver was a genius with peanuts but his inventions never flew people around the world to Hong Kong and back like the Wright brothers invention the airplane.

Google mirrors this crazy pattern in nearly every qu...

15:54

Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Advancing with Open Source "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Title: 
Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: Advancing with Open Source

15:53

[WATCH] Family of Deaf Man Shot by Police Calls For Arrest and Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The family of a 35-year-old deaf and developmentally disabled man shot Tuesday by Oklahoma City police are criticizing the department, calling for an officers arrest and asking for independent investigations.

The post [WATCH] Family of Deaf Man Shot by Police Calls For Arrest and Investigation appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:53

The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(GV)  The $20 million we spend daily maintaining the US nuclear arsenal could instead be used to provide $1,000 per day for every one of the twenty thousand children who die from hunger.  J. Philip Newell (A New Harmony)

Faced now with the possibility of nuclear war in East Asia, I often wonder what civilians annihilated in the heartless campaigns of modern warfare might have said about their untimely deaths that were ordered by tyrants and presidents far removed from the scenes of devastation.

So many innocent lives have been lost to conventional bombs, atomic weapons and in recent years, drones. Have democratically elected leaders searched their souls and come to terms with what really occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Technology has made warfare impersonal and cruel, yet it seems that the heads of nations are willing to discard their highest principles in exchange for the latest war technologies and weapons of mass destruction.

In the present confrontation with North Korea, the foremost consideration of the U.S. government is whether an attack on North Korea will endanger the American homeland. In theory, the United States is supposed to defend its allies, South Korea and Japan. However, if the authorities are truly concerned with the safety of their allies, provoking a desperate dictatorship that has openly declared its intent to launch missiles against South Korea and Japan is extremely problematic, both strategically and from a humanitarian point of view.

The U.S. military routinely advertises the pinpoint devastation that can be wrought by its bunker-busting weapons, with the clear aim to decapitate the North Korean regime. Military experts argue that 300 Tomahawk missiles are sufficient to disable North Koreas military, but this does not guarantee that they can destroy all existing missiles and nuclear weapons, were these to be simultaneously launched from hidden bases, mobile launchers and nuclear-submarines.

It seems that the Pyongyang regime has been forced into a siege mentalitya rational fear that the U.S. will use its conventional forces to eradicate them at any moment. Ironically, however, the world now faces the troubling predicament that the current U.S. administration is itself caught in a similar psychological trap. While Pyongyang pushes ahead with the deployment of nuclear-tipped ICBMs,....

15:51

German WWI U-boat found in Belgium waters with 23 bodies inside "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday. Western Flanders Governor Carl Decaluwe told The Associated Press that the find on the floor of the North Sea "is very unique." "It's quite amazing that we found something like this," Decaluwe said. "The impact damage was at the front, but the submarine remains closed and there are 23 people still onboard." The UB II-type dive boat that was found is 27 meters (88 feet) long and 6 meters (almost 20 feet) wide, and is lying at about a 45 degree angle, between 25-30 meters (82-98 feet) below the surface.

15:50

This is Why Chinas Credit Was Downgraded (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is Why Chinas Credit Was Downgraded Video smaulgld Video Source

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15:50

Summer Wonder, Part 2. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Giliell, click for full size!

Giliell, all rights reserved.

15:49

Hight Court Acquits Peepli Live Co-Director Farooqui in Rape Case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mahmood Farooqui. Credit: ANI

Mahmood Farooqui. Credit: ANI

New Delhi: The Delhi high court today acquitted Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of Bollywood film Peepli Live, in a rape case involving a US researcher.

Justice Ashutosh Kumar set aside the trial court order which had awarded a seven-year jail term to Farooqui after convicting him for the alleged rape of a 30-year-old American researcher at his south Delhi residence in March 2015.

The high court directed that Farooqui, who is presently in jail, be released forthwith.

Farooqui had challenged his conviction and the sentence given by the trial court.

The post Hight Court Acquits Peepli Live Co-Director Farooqui in Rape Case appeared first on The Wire.

15:47

Is Climate Lukewarmism Legitimate? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by David Middleton A very thoughtful column by Ross Pomeroy at Real Clear Science Is Climate Lukewarmism Legitimate? By Ross Pomeroy September 25, 2017 To many, prominent writers Matt Ridley, Ross Douthat, and Oren Cass are a baffling bunch. They are the visible proponents of the position that climate change is real, manmade, and occurring

15:47

PM Modi Constitutes Economic Advisory Council, Bibek Debroy to Head It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Terms of reference of the EAC would be to analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the prime minister and advising him thereon, an official statement said.

Headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, the EAC includes NITI Aayogs principal advisor Ratan Watal as its member and economists Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal as part-time members. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today constituted a five-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) which will analyse economic and other issues, an official announcement said.

Headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, the EAC includes NITI Aayogs principal advisor Ratan Watal as its member and economists Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal as part-time members.

The five-member council consists of economists of high repute and eminence, said an official statement.

Terms of reference of the EAC would be to analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the prime minister and advising him thereon, the statement said.

It will also address issues of macroeconomic importance and present its views to the prime minister, it said, adding This could be either suo-motu or on reference from the prime minister or anyone else.

Its terms of reference also includes attending to any other task as may be desired by the prime minister from time to time, the statement said.

The post...

15:46

The Three Layers of Your Reality Construct "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jeff Street, Contributor
Waking Times

Whether you know it or not you exist within something akin to a super advanced virtual reality. One where your every thought, belief, and emotion is selecting what appears on the screen you call your reality. Understanding how your personal reality, and the collective reality you are part of, is generated has profound implications. And one of the most important of these is the complete liberation from your fears.

Before diving into how your reality is generated, and its three layers lets do a quick review of the true nature of yourself and your reality what you are and what you are a part of.

The Ultimate Nature of Existence

The ultimate nature of existence is that there is a singular consciousness which presides over a singular, yet multidimensional, field of energy that it can mold into any patterns it wishes by the exercise of its thoughts, intentions, and desires. And these patterns are everything seen and unseen. This consciousness has been referred to as universal consciousness, or cosmic consciousness, or source consciousness. And Source consciousness not only creates patterns of energy but it can also perceive and experience them.

Another way to think about these energy patterns is as information. Source consciousness can create, manipulate, navigate, and perceive information in the field. This allows it to create information that represents complete experiential environments or reality constructs and then dive in and experience them. There is only consciousness, information, and the perception of information and this allows for the creation and experience of realities.

The world that you think exists outside of you is essentially an illusion it is a pu...

15:46

Myanmar: Mass graves found as Rohingya Muslims massacre Hindus, burn their homes, kidnap women for marriage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims massacre Hindus, burn their homes, kidnap women for marriage
The establishment media continues to portray the Rohingya Muslims as the victims of Buddhist terror. Reality, as always, is not so simple. Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed, SBS, September 25, 2017 (thanks to K.): Violence has periodically cut through the western state, where communal rivalries have been sharpened by British []

15:45

Former Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle On Pay To Play Big Pharma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Warning the public about the dangers of Big Pharma seems to always get undermined by the label conspiracy theorya stigmatizing term that silences dissent. But what happens when the Vice President of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world blows the whistle on his own industrys corrupt practices? (scroll down for video) Well, it []

15:41

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of Buddhist terror against Rohingya "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | More than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh from a military campaign which the UN says likely amounts to ethnic cleansing of the stateless minority

ISTANBUL (AFP)  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the security forces in Myanmar of waging a Buddhist terror against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.Erdogan, who has repeatedly highlighted the plight of the Rohingya, again accused the Yangon government of carrying out a genocide against the people in Rakhine state.

In a speech in Istanbul, Erdogan lamented the failure of the international community to lay sanctions against the Myanmar government over its campaign.

 .Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan AFP FILE photo

There is a very clear genocide over there, Erdogan said.

Erdogan, who has held talks by phone with Myanmars key leader the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi, added: Buddhists always get represented as envoys of goodwill.

At the moment, there is a clear Buddhist terror in Myanmar I dont know how you can gloss over this with yoga, schmoga. This is a fact here. And all humanity needs to know this.

More than 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh from a military campaign which the UN says likely amounts to ethnic cleansing of the stateless minority.

Before the most recent surge of violence, there were over one million Rohingyas in Myanmars restive Rakhine state in the west of the overwhelmingly Buddhist country.

Erdogan, himself a pious Muslim, takes a sharp interest in the fate of Muslim communities across the world and notably sees himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause.

Returning for a key personal theme, he lambasted the international community for being quick to denounce Islamic terror but not Christian terror, Jewish terror or Buddhist terror.


...

15:39

Mastering the iOS 11 app-stacking gesture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From a larger article on customizing your iOS home screen, Rene Ritchie has a section on rearranging apps on a page. Of all the gestures added to iOS over the years, I find this one (stacking app icons) the most difficult to master. Might be my big oafish fingers, or a subtlety on the tap mechanism itself, but Ive simply found this mechanism frustrating.

But.

Reading the steps Rene lays out in his post, watching the GIF, and practicing a bit, I finally have it. I think the issue for me was a quick staccato tap to add an icon. Had to hit it just right.

No matter, if youve never tried the app stacking thing, give Renes article a read.

Read this on The Loop

15:39

15:38

Landmark Pirate Kodi Box Trial Canceled After Man Changes Plea to Guilty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over the past year, there have been a lot of discussions about UK-based Brian Tomo Thompson. The Middlesbrough-based shopkeeper was raided by police and Trading Standards in 2016 after selling fully loaded Android boxes from his small shop.

The case against Thompson is being prosecuted by his local council but right from the very beginning, he insisted hed done nothing wrong.

All I want to know is whether I am doing anything illegal. I know its a gray area but I want it in black and white, he said last September.

Tomo in his store

In January this year, Thompson appeared before Teeside Crown Court for a plea hearing. He pleaded not guilty to two offenses under section 296ZB of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. This section deals with devices and services designed to circumvent technological measures.

A person commits an offense if he in the course of a business sells or lets for hire, any device, product or component which is primarily designed, produced, or adapted for the purpose of enabling or facilitating the circumvention of effective technological measures, the law reads.

This section of the law has never been tested against infringing Kodi/IPTV boxes so a full trial would have been an extremely interesting proposition. However, everyone was denied that opportunity this morning when Thompson appeared before Teesside Crown Court with a change of heart.

Before Judge Peter Armstrong, the 54-year-old businessman changed his previous not guilty plea to guilty on both counts.

According to GazetteLive, defense barrister Paul Fleming told the Court there had been an exchange of correspondence in the case.

There is a proposal in relation to pleas which are acceptable to the prosecution, Fleming said.

Judge Armstrong told Thompson that the case will now be adjourned until October 20 to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Your bail is renewed until that date. I have to warn you that the renewal of your bail at this stage mustnt be taken by you as any indication of the type of sentence thatll be passed, the Judge said.

I dont know what the sentence will be but all options will be open to the court when youre dealt with. Free to go on those terms.

Thompson will be sentenced on the same day as....

15:37

Activists Are Documenting The Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar But Facebook Is Censoring Their Posts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook is silencing Rohingya activists based in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and in Western countries, the Daily Beast reports. According to the report, Facebook has been removing posts documenting incidents of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people, and these Facebook users are frequently having their accounts suspended or taken down. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic []

15:36

PARNABY: Standards Investigation Too Little, Too Late? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PARNABY: Standards Investigation Too Little, Too Late?

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Following a lengthy series of extremely grave allegations against ERYC Leader Councillor Stephen PARNABY OBE [Con.], published by Cottingham developer Mr Peter ROBINSON a former intimate friend of Councillor PARNABY the news emerged from sources inside the Council last Friday 22nd September 2017 that an internal Standards Investigation had been launched against the Leader.

This information appeared to have been confirmed in a report on the Hull Daily Mail website on Saturday morning. However, links to the report almost immediately ceased to function, delivering only the following message:

Curiously, this morning (Monday 25th September 2017) the link has now been re-instated. It is understood that the story was withdrawn at the request of an unidentified party at ERYC County Hall (guesses on a postcard!), and has now been re-activated following pointed enquiries made by transparency and anti-corruption campaigner Andy STRANGEWAY.

ERYC Leader Cllr Stephen PARNABY [Con.] (left) and Planning Chair Cllr Phyllis POLLARD [Con.]

In essence, the article confirms that a Standards Investigation has been launched against PARNABY but only in respect of the relatively trivial allegation that Coun...

15:36

Africa IUCN on the tall tale of the endangered status of giraffes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IUCN

https://www.iucn.org/commissions/commission-environmental-economic-and-social-policy/our-work/specialist-group-sustainable-use-and-livelihoods-suli/newsletters-sulinews/sulinews-11-august-2017/giraffes-tall-and-disturbing

 

Giraffes: a tall and disturbing tale

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Robin Sharp

Many conservationists were shocked earlier this year to read a headline in a UK national daily newspaper suggesting that giraffes were suffering rapid decline. The newspaper was The Guardian and the headline read Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists tell US. The article went on to say that since 1985 there had been a drop of almost 40% in population numbers to an estimated 97,500 and that in December 2016 IUCN had classified giraffes as vulnerable in the Red List.

Reticulated Giraffe, Samburu National Park, KenyaPhoto: (c) Julian Fennessy, GCF

What prompted The Guardian story was a petition from five US-based groups to have the species listed under the US Endangered Species Act. This process, if successful, can have substantial consequences both for the species affected and the livelihoods of the people who are connected with them.

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15:35

New Research Links Flint Water Crisis to Horrifyingly Large Spike in Fetal Death Rates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Featured image: A new working paper links the Flint water crisis to a horrifyingly large increase in fetal death rates. (Photo: Jay Weenig/flickr/cc)

Shedding new light on the human costs of the ongoing Flint water crisisas well as

15:31

UK hotel wont rent rooms to Pakistan International Airlines crew: was pestering female guests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK hotel wont rent rooms to Pakistan International Airlines crew: was pestering female guests
The Quran teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take captives of the right hand, 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Quran says: O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their []

15:30

Large DDoS attacks over 50 Gbps have quadrupled between 2015 and 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Organizations are experiencing an increase in the magnitude of DDoS attacks, with the average size of attacks over 50 Gbps quadrupling in just two years, according to A10 Networks. Growth of DDoS attacks The study also found the gargantuan 1 Tbps attacks that started last year with the Mirai botnet have begun to leave their mark, with 42% of organizations reporting an average size of DDoS attacks greater than 50 Gbps, a significant increase from More

15:30

Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#3] Your Purchasing Power With Gold Is About to Jump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#3] Your Purchasing Power With Gold Is About to Jump by Jeff Clark GoldSilver One of the great myths with gold is that one ounce has always bought the equivalent...

The post Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold & Silver [#3] Your Purchasing Power With Gold Is About to Jump appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:30

Student With Thalassaemia Wins Legal Battle Over Medical College Seat in Delhi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Delhi high court has ordered the state-run Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to grant Digant Jain, who cleared two rounds of counselling, admission in a medical college.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University campus. Courtesy: University website

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University campus. Courtesy: University website

New Delhi: The Delhi high court has directed the government-run Guru Gobind Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) to admit in its medical course a student suffering from thalassaemia on the basis of the new Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The Wire had earlier reported how GGSIPU had taken the decision to not grant admission to Digant Jain in August this year, despite the Supreme Court...

Fight against toxic prisons tour starts this week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following a highly successful callout last month, the Empty Cages Collective has announced the details of a ten-day run around Britain for its Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (CFTP) tour, talking about the fight against the social and ecological impact of the United States prison-industrial complex. The topic is of particular interest in Britain, which as in []

15:29

Turkeys Erdogan threatens war on Iraqi Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan

As if things are not already bad enough with United States President Donald Trump, buddy of Turkish dictator Erdogan, threatening and practicing war on Yemen, Afghanistan, North Korea, Venezuela, Africa and where not Turkish dictator Erdogan himself, after invading Syria, today threatens to, once again, invade Iraqi Kurdistan as well.

Like his fellow corrupt right-winger Rajoy in Spain, also Erdogans helper, Erdogan uses as pretext a referendum about independence. However, Rajoys forces of oppression in Catalonia at the moment have not crossed an internationally recognized border. While an Erdogan invasion of Iraq would be aggression against an internationally recognized sovereign state.

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15:25

Painting Workshop. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Kestrel, who notes: J. Chris Morel (website: http://morelart.com/ ) is a local landscape artist who does a fall workshop every year, just as the leaves are starting to turn. By great good fortune, I got to attend the workshop this year.  The workshop lasts for 3 days, and each day we traveled to two different magnificent locations to paint. Chris would paint a demo for us, explaining how he handles that particular subject and giving excellent and detailed instruction in learning how to see a landscape, how the color of the shadows work and many other things. On day two, the morning location was where the chamisa was in its full glory.

Chris Morel does a demo teaching us how to approach painting chamisa.

My set up, trying my hand at painting chamisa.

Another of our locations, where we set up and painted. The workshop was extremely informative and it was a great honor to be able to attend. Chris was a terrific instructor. I hope I can do it again next year!

Kestrel, all rights reserved.

15:25

Saudi Cleric Claims Women Cant Drive Becuase They Only Have a Quarter of a Mans Brain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is a well known fact that for the women of Saudi Arabia it is forbidden for them to drive. What is not so well known, is why they are prohibited to do so.

One Saudi cleric Saad al-Hijri, has stepped up to the plate and offered insight on why he thinks the prohibition exisits, and its downright laughable.

Apparently, according to al-Hijri women have a maximum of half of the brain capacity of that of a man, thus making it unsafe to have them on road.

As reported by Patheos:

Driving while female is a crime in Saudi Arabia, and one religious leader has justified the irrational rule by saying womens brains shrink when they go shopping.

Saudi Arabian cleric Saad al-Hijri, who is the head of the religious edicts department in the southern province, made the comments during a lecture on the evils of women driving this week.

According to a translation of his words, women have only half the brain of a man to begin with. But when theyre shopping, it halves yet again, leaving them with only a quarter of a mans brain.

In a video Hijri asked what the traffic department would do it if it discovered a man with only half a brain.

Would it give him a license or not? It would not. So how can it give it to a woman when she has only half? he said.

If she goes to the market she loses another half. What is left? A quarter We demand the traffic department check because she is not...

15:24

Deborah Weiss Moment: The Importance of Free Speech: Motion 103 and Islamophobia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Deborah Weiss Moment: The Importance of Free Speech: Motion 103 and Islamophobia
This special edition of The Glazov Gang presents Deborah Weiss, a Human Rights lawyer who is an expert on the subject of free speech and terrorism related issues. She is the author of The Organization of Islamic Cooperations Jihad on Free Speech. Visit her website at vigilancenow.org. Deborah discussed The Importance of Free Speech: Motion 103 []

15:23

Government Confusion = Incompetence (Politics v Bankers) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

QUESTION: Dear Martin Armstrong

About The post, Is There a Way Out of This Financial Mess?
In the second last paragraph you write, Taxes have risen as deficits expand because government thinks inflation is the danger. Link:
Shouldnt that be Deflation?
Thank you for doing what you do.
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ANSWER: No. I agree it makes no sense but logic is not a talent of government. You have central banks trying to stimulate by increasing the supply of money, but then you have politicians worried about their deficits and being criticized so the they raise taxes. The two placed in the same room could never have a true dialog of any meaning.

The bankers are worried about deflation and the politicians, like Merkel, are worried about inflation. It is confusing, but hey, anyone who actually thinks electing people without trading experience is the way to run an economy should ask the parking attendant who parks a car if they are free to fix a cavity in your tooth.

15:18

FLASHBACK: Jamaican Runner Usain Bolt Stops Interview to Respect US National Anthem (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt for the national anthem.

Over a dozen NFL players even took a knee to the US national anthem at their London game.

But not all athletes disrespect the US flag and its anthem.

Respect.
In August 2016 Jamaican gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt interrupted a post-race interview on Sunday with a Mexican reporter to stand and respect to the US National Anthem.
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Usain may have a huge ego but this was an incredible gesture.

The post FLASHBACK: Jamaican Runner Usain Bolt Stops Interview to Respect US National Anthem (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:18

15:15

AMD Rebrands CrossFire As Just mGPU "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While not particularly relevant to Linux gamers at this point in time, AMD is dropping their CrossFire branding in favor of just calling it their mGPU technology...

15:14

Trump Loves Neocons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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PNAC Founder: Trump UN Speech Normal for American President (Trevin)

Notable neocon, Bill Kristol has called the tone of Trumps North Korea threats similar to that of George W. Bush. In a recent MSNBC appearance he stated that the people surrounding the president have gotten more of a grip on Trump, I think, in foreign policy, than I would have expected This is a more normal speech by an American president than I might have thought three, four months ago.

Tax Cuts for Corporations to Create Jobs is Fake News (Reader Steve)

The Republican, and now Trump, plan to slash taxes for corporations as a way to create jobs is fake news. A simple reading of recent history illustrates why.

US Returns to Libya with Drones and Bombs (Dan)

Libya has been in shambles since NATO countries intervened in 2011. Now the country is ruled by various terror fiefdoms, including some controlled by the Islamic State. The US sought to attack those held by IS after receiving an OK from the Western-recognized government in the countrys capital of Tripoli. Except Tripoli said they had no idea the strikes were coming.

The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump (Jimmy)

The author writes, These athletes are doing a lot more than sitting or kneeling or raising a fist during the anthem. They are offering up an alternative model for unity, justice, and even manhood. They are showing that what makes an adult is whom you can help, not whom you can cuss, and certainly not whom you can destroy for shameless and divisive political gain.

Monopoly and Antitrust in Big Tech (Jimmy)

Matt Stoller from the Open Markets Institute speaks with WNYC about how, in order to protect our democracy, companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon should be called out for what they are: monopolies.

The pos...

15:14

Sometimes it is half the mouth being taken out Darlington consultant says children as young as 4 having rotten teeth removed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A HOSPITAL consultant says it is a disgrace that the NHS is footing the bill to remove rotten teeth from children aged as young as four.

Dr John Furness, a consultant paediatrician based at Darlington Memorial Hospital, said weekly extraction clinics were taking place at locations including Bishop Auckland and North Tees, Stockton, where youngsters were having half their mouth taken out.

He said councils are refusing to pay for a proven public health measure adding fluoride to water because of the cost involved.

Decisions on water fluoridation are the responsibility of local authorities, who receive block funding from Public Health England for public health measures and have to prioritise what they spend the money on.

The Northern Echo has learnt that a number of councils in the region have the situation under review, but Dr Furness urged them to act now.

According to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in 2016/17 almost 70 children aged under 16 had a primary procedure of dental extraction at hospitals, although Dr Furness said as many as ten a week were having teeth out.

Across the North-East there 618 admissions involving under 18s for extraction of multiple teeth in 2016/17 and 604 in North Yorkshire.

So-called dental caries tooth decay remains the number one reason for hospital admissions among children in the North.

An estimated 160 procedures to extract teeth are performed each day under general anaesthetic in hospitals across England, costing the NHS more than 35m a year.

Dr Furness said: We know that fluoride reduces dental caries and that decay is worse in areas of deprivation.

A public health care measure that has been proven to work is not occurring because of financial priorities that put childrens health second.

It is a disgrace that the NHS is paying a bill to extract multiple teeth from children. There are children every week having teeth taken out some as young as four and it is not just one tooth, sometimes it is half the mouth being taken out.

According to Northumbrian Water about 40 per cent of its water supplies in the North-East are fluoridated as a result of historic arrangements, including in parts of Northumberland, Tyneside and North-West Durham.

Fluoride is naturally present in the water at optimum levels in Hartlepool, which is the highest or joint highest performer in the region for five out of seven oral health indicators.

But that still leaves the vast majority of County Durham and Teesside lacking fluoridation.

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15:13

Apple I and a Steve Jobs autograph on the auction block "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CNET:

Right now, an Apple-1 computer valued at $700,000 is being auctioned off, with a current bid of $140,000. And starting Oct. 20, a Newsweek magazine from 1988 signed by Jobs will be auctioned off at a starting bid of $1,000. Its estimated the magazine will sell for between $10,000 and $15,000, according to RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston.

Heres a link to the Apple I auction page. As I write this, the current bid is up to $204,999. Bidding closes noon PT/3p ET tomorrow.

And heres a link to the coming (October 20th) auction of the Steve Jobs signed Newsweek cover.

Read this on The Loop

15:13

Sioux Tribe Says Elder Beaten and Tased By Cop While Trying To Visit Dying Mother "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Yankton Sioux Tribe is claiming police used excessive force to prevent one its tribal elders, 64-year-old Raymond Cournoyer Sr., from seeing his dying mother in a nursing home last weekend. Cournoyer was detained following the incident with police and wasnt able to see his mother before she passed. Cournoyer, who spoke to Argus Leader on Tuesday, says he spent most of Saturday []

15:11

The Daily Bird #483. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Giliell, click for full size! Mmmm, worms.

Giliell, all rights reserved.

15:10

The Only Pension Fund To Survive Physical Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Only Pension Fund To Survive Physical Gold by Egon von Greyerz Gold Switzerland There are probabilities in markets and there are certainties. It is very probable that investors will lose a major part of their assets held...

The post The Only Pension Fund To Survive Physical Gold appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:10

Mapping the Sounds of Protest from Around the World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.

People protest against US President Donald Trump in Miami, Florida, US, November 11, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Javier Galeano

In Canada, a casserole protest features the rhythmic clanging of pots and pans. In Hungary, the protest is relatively silent and has more ambient noise than raised voices. On Piccadilly Unite for EU march, protesters chant EU, we love you among other anti-Theresa May chants. In Los Angeles, supporters keep up a steady chant of Trump grabs pussy, we grab back.

The sounds of protest have never been louder. In the past few years, people have taken to the streets to voice their dissent against pertinent political and social issues, from global warming to Brexit. But these sounds are also varied and now they are being documented and archived in an online interactive sound map, titled...

15:10

Imagine If The Democratic Party Had More Candidates Like Randy Bryce And Fewer Blue Dogs! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Randy Bryce-- busy raising campaign funds without taking special interest money

A new poll released by CNN yesterday spells some bad news for the Republican Party. The Party's favorability rating among American voters has crated to it's lowest in history. And the congressional party leaders, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, are widely disliked. Party favorability is now at 29%-- down 13 points from the March poll. The party popularity has never dropped below 30 before.
Overall, 20% of Americans approve of the way Republican leaders in Congress are handling their jobs, while 72% disapprove. That includes just 39% of Republicans who approve of the job GOP leaders are doing.

Republicans are signaling they prefer President Donald Trump's vision for the party, with 79% saying he is taking it in the right direction. A majority of GOP voters -- 53% -- believe Republican leaders in Congress are taking the party in the wrong direction.


15:07

A Grand Strategy for Peace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The ongoing development in the Eurasian land mass known as the One Belt One Road is patterned after Lyndon LaRouche and his wifes concept of a Eurasian Land Bridge that will spur development for all countries being traversed by modern railway networks. This to them is the formula by which peace could be fostered through Continue reading A Grand Strategy for Peace

15:07

NFL Players Have the Right to Kneel and Americans Have the Right to Boycott "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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President Trump has stepped in it. It is the controversy that is coming to a head in which NFL players are refusing to stand at attention when the National Anthem is played. How disrespectful!

I recently recorded a video in which I detailed how the President is wrong, to call for punishment of NFL players who are kneeling during  the Anthem. However, these players have the Constitutional right to do what they are doing. Many in my audience did not appreciate the position I took with regard to this most distasteful, yet legal protest by select NFL players. Here was my take on Trumps controversial stand.

 

Trump may not recognize these players to do what they are doing and it is a 1st Amendment right. However, I agree with POTUS, Americans who are loyal to their country need to strike back and in this sense, I agree with the President.

Although dissent has to be available to all and these spoiled brat football players have the legal right to do what they are doing, and we need to allow these misguided people to do what they are doing.  However, we have the right to boycott this anti-American league of enttiled football players in an attempt to dry up their revenue sources.

Here are other reasons to boycott the NFL as they are an organization only one notch below organized crime.

The NFL Price Gouges Every Vendor and Fan They Service

nfl greedyWhen my wife supervised concessions in the National Football Leagues (NFL) 1997 Su...

15:06

Soros singlehanded Has Created the Battleground for Americas Second Civil War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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This is a breaking and exclusive story that has not even made its way into Independent Media. Californias seismic activity centered around the San Andreas fault is no match for the tremendous upheaval that is going on inside the state. What is going on in California is a breeding ground and a presecription for violent revolution. And as you would expect, at the center of it all, is George Soros.

A State with No Cohesion

California is a state which is going through tremedous upheaval. There are competing forces which are fighting for the control of the 8th largest economy in the world. The political interests of California could not be more diverse. Economically, California is home to the greatest poverty in the nation as well as the greatest level of affluence. Californias political interests could not be more diverse. The political interests of the State Legislature would make Hitler and Mussolini blush with envy at the extreme liberalism and lack of personal libertiess. However, some of the most ardent conservatives live in one of Americas most affluent counties (Orange County). For 10 million of Californias diverse population, English is not the first language spoken. In short, the interests in California are so diverse that it is hard to believe that a violent revolution does not lie in the states future.

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15:06

Cage chief denies obstructing airport search by refusing to disclose passwords "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Muhammad Rabbani, of UK human rights group, tells court giving police his phone password in airport search would have violated right to privacy

15:05

Trudeau Government Seeking to Oust Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alongside Washington and Venezuelas elite, the Trudeau government is seeking to oust President Nicols Maduro. While Ottawas campaign has recently grown, official Canada has long opposed the pro-poor, pro-working class Bolivarian Revolution, which has won 19 of 21 elections

15:04

Police Arrest 8 Year Old Boy Put Him In Restraints & Inject Him With Sedatives On First Day of School "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school. Debbie Kiroff says her eight-year-old, who loves cooking, Lego and swimming, []

15:00

Analysis: Most Stocks Arent Good Investments. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Times has an excellent graphic filled with some startling datapoints: Most stocks arent good investments. They dont even beat the paltry returns of one-month Treasury bills, [Hendrik Bessembinder] has found. But a relative handful of stocks are extraordinary performers. Only 4 percent of all publicly traded stocks account for all of the

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The post Analysis: Most Stocks Arent Good Investments. appeared first on The Big Picture.

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15:00

CIC Pulls up Child Rights Protection Body for Refusing to Reveal Basic Information "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Central Information Commission said the questions raised before the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights were in public interest.

The denial of information by the NCPR has raised doubts about the transparency of the organisation. Credit: PTI

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has called into question the conduct of the chief public information officer (CPIO) and of a consultant and an adviser at the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), for denying information to an appellant, Ajit Kumar Singh, about the the number of complaints received by the panel, the decisions in the cases where the accused were found guilty and the relief that was granted to them.

While the NCPCRs mandate is to ensure that all laws, policies, programmes and administrative mechanisms are in consonance with the child rights perspective as enshrined in the constitution of India and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the denial of information by the commission has raised doubts about the transparency of the organisation.

The CPIO, G. Suresh, in his reply on May 17, stated that the information sought by the appellant was not disclosable as per exemption under section 8(1)(j) of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.  However, the central information commissioner, M. Sridhar Acharyulu, held, The NCPCR uses a privacy exception to refuse entire information en bloc. No effort is done to provide information which could have been disclosed on their own under Section 4(1)(b). The CIC further clarified that except the name of the child, nothing could be denied.

Consultant, adviser misguiding NCPCR...

15:00

The Cuck and the Shrew "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on December 15, 2015. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Cuckservative. Doesnt it just roll off the tongue?

The explosion of this 4chan-influenced pejorative into the mainstream last summer was unexpected, if not wholly surprising. The best insults have two qualities: theyre instantly comprehensible and they instill deep shame in the target. Its why RINO (Republican In Name Only, a term used against Leftist GOP politicians) never caught on; once you have to explain a joke, its no longer funny.

Cuckservative is the direct opposite: it requires no elaboration and carries with it an image of humiliation. When the average schmuck thinks cuckservative, he visualizes an elephant tearfully sobbing in the corner while Barack Obama (or an illegal Mexican, or an ISIS jihadi, whatever your flavor of decline) lifts up Lady Libertys skirt for an unlubed rogering.

How else do you describe the Rights total acquiescence to every lunatic Leftist whim these past decades? From illegal immigration to gay marriage to demographics and degeneracy, cuckservatives have been getting in the ring, throwing the fight, and sniveling about it afterwards. Well, golly gee, we tried our best, but we just couldnt stop the Democrats, but please pretty please vote for us next year! Their only solution is to out-Left the Left, hence their absurdities of claiming that the Democrats are the real racists, welcoming mass immigration because Latinos are natural Republicans, and giving further tax breaks to corporations that enforce leftist orthodoxy on the rest of us.

Unfortunately for them, Americans are waking up to their three-card monte game.

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15:00

Standard cloud migration models are insufficient when moving mission critical workloads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Enterprises have found that standard cloud migration models are insufficient when moving mission critical workloads and require a specialized approach, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting. One size does not fit all The study, which is based on a global survey of 500 IT decision makers at businesses with more than 500 employees, notes that almost half of the cloud migrators questioned are utilizing more than one cloud platform. The study also notes More

15:00

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 3, But many dont "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

By: David A. Smith

 

[Continued from yesterdays Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]

 

So far in our multi-part examination of the housing element the statutory requirement that localities develop ornate quantitative plans for the building of affordable housing Part 2 established that Californias housing policy is an utter failure.  Of course, not everyone sees it as a failure; those who bought homes ten, twenty, and thirty years ago probably see it as a roaring success:

 

Since early 2015, Foster Citys median home value has increased 13% to a record $1.5 million, more than seven times the national average.

 

The problem is those pesky own-nots...

14:59

Not One More Dime: NFL Stadiums Have Collected Over $1.1 Billion in Federal Subsidies Time to Cut Them Off "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stuart Varney joined FOX and Friends on Monday to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy.

On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.

Varney reminded the FOX and Friends hosts that NFL stadiums have collected over $1 billion in federal subsidies.

Stuart Varney: Theres $1.1 billion in direct subsidies from taxpayers to the NFL Taxpayer subsidies go to the building of stadiums. There have been 20 new NFL stadiums since 1997. All of them have received a degree of taxpayer subsidies.

According to FOX Sports over the last 20 years, the American public has spent more than $7 billion dollars to build or renovate NFL stadiums, taking on 46 percent of the total costs of those projects.

Its time to cut them off.

They dont respect the country. Why should the country respect them?

The post Not One More Dime: NFL Stadiums Have Collected Over $1.1 Billion in Federal Subsidies Time to Cut Them Off appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

14:59

Evolution and development, amigos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I hope I dont have to sing to teach this stuff.

14:59

CVS Limits Opioid Prescriptions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CVS is finally trying to do something about the opioid epidemic:

Drug-store chain CVS Health announced Thursday that it will limit opioid prescriptions in an effort to combat the epidemic that accounted for 64,000 overdose deaths last year alone.

Amid pressure on pharmacists, doctors, insurers and drug companies to take action, CVS also said it would boost funding for addiction programs, counseling and safe disposal of opioids.

[...] The company's prescription drug management division, CVS Caremark, which provides medications to nearly 90 million people, said it would use its sweeping influence to limit initial opioid prescriptions to seven-day supplies for new patients facing acute ailments.

It will instruct pharmacists to contact doctors when they encounter prescriptions that appear to offer more medication than would be deemed necessary for a patient's recovery. The doctor would be asked to revise it. Pharmacists already reach out to physicians for other reasons, such as when they prescribe medications that aren't covered by a patient's insurance plan.

The plan also involves capping daily dosages and initially requiring patients to get versions of the medications that dispense pain relief for a short period instead of a longer duration.

[...] "The whole effort here is to try to reduce the number of people who are going to end up with some sort of opioid addiction problem," CVS Chief Medical Officer Troyen Brennan said in an interview.

It appears this initiative is limited to initial filling of prescriptions there is no mention of changes in the handling of refills.


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14:57

Cops Shoot Man 7 Times, Run Him Over & Kill Him Because He Had A Bright Green Water Gun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The parents of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death by police and then run over by a patrol car, are now begging for the officers responsible for their sons death be held accountable for their actions. Eric Rivera, 20, was killed by Los Angeles police officers in June, following a 911 call about a []

14:56

Saving Hawaiis wildlife "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Keeping Hawaii Wild

30 June 2017

Plants need birds and birds need plants. Learn more about this symbiotic relationship and the efforts of conservation groups to help both.


14:55

Maxine Waters: Trump Is The Most Deplorable Person I Have Ever Met, Seen, Or Witnessed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And yet she looks in the mirror everyday and sees herself. .@MaxineWaters: I really believe that this is the most deplorable person I have ever met, seen, or witnessed #AMJoy https://t.co/54Mo3gsxaX AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) September 24, 2017

14:55

A small-screen iPod, an Internet Communicator and a Phone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Horace Dediu, Asymco:

Apple is now the biggest watchmaker in the world, overtaking Rolex during the last quarter. This achievement happened less than two and a half years after Apple entered the watch market. Rolex, on the other hand, was founded in 1905, 112 years ago at a time when watches were the avant-garde of technology.

Horace follows with a nice job of walking through the numbers. That part of his post is interesting, but further down the column is something I found even more so:

Its fitting therefore to remember how the iPhone was launched; as a tentpole troika: A wide-screen iPod, an Internet Communicator and a Phone. Today the new Watch is a small-screen iPod, an Internet Communicator and a Phone.

And:

The iPhone was born a phone but grew up to be something completely unprecedented, unforeseen by its creators and, frankly, undescribable in the language of 2007.

The Watch was born a timepiece but it is traversing through the early iPhone and pulling in a new direction all of its own. The fact that we are talking about Resting Rate, Arrhythmia and Atrial fibrillation at a timekeeping launch event indicates that new behaviors will follow and so will the language well use to describe this child-like product once it grows up.

The Apple Watch is still linked to the iPhone, still traveling in an iPhone orbit. But it is clearly towards having a direction all its own, independent of the iPhone. But bigger picture, both devices, linked or not, still serve as interfaces to the Apple ecosystem.

Read this on The Loop

14:54

Deep State Spied on both Trump and Sen Sessions (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Deep State Spied on both Trump and Sen Sessions Video Bill Still Im still reporting on: Deep State Spied on both Trump and Sen Sessions, 1805 Synopsis: Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch says that the Deep State was...

The post Deep State Spied on both Trump and Sen Sessions (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:54

After pushing for Muslim immigration into Europe, Jews now say Jews should leave Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jews are a main force pushing for immigration, migration and refugee resettlement of Third World peoples (mainly Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East) into Europe and North America. See also French rabbi Rav Touitou applauds Muslim invasion of Europe. Continue reading

14:54

Rural Ireland neglected for decades "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A chara,

For decades successive governments have not been on the side of rural and farming communities.

Rural Ireland was damaged and neglected by regressive government policy and must be repaired and nurtured to return to being a sustainable place to live and work.

The aim of Sinn Fins policy on agriculture and food is to make the family farm prosperous and to maintain a farming industry that provides careers and a livelihood to Irish men and women, including those of the next generation who should be able to continue the proud tradition of agri-food and fish production on this island.

Please share todays alternative budget material on farming and rural communities.

Rural Ireland campaign

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Martin Kenny and Carol Nolan

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14:53

"Disrespecting The National Anthem And The American Flag Are Not Legitimate Forms Of Political Protest" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Disrespecting The National Anthem And The American Flag 
Are Not Legitimate Forms Of Political Protest"
by Michael Snyder

"This is going to backfire on the left in a major way. On Sunday, more than a hundred NFL players knelt during the playing of the national anthem. It was obviously an attempt to make some sort of public statement about President Trump, but it was an exceedingly poor way to go about doing that. Because our young people are not even taught about the importance of our national anthem and our national flag in school, most of these players didnt even understand what they were doing. Our anthem is sung and our flag is proudly displayed prior to major sporting events for a reason. The truth is that our national anthem and our national flag are both symbols that directly represent our nation. In other words, when you show disrespect to the anthem or to the flag you are literally showing disrespect to the United States of America. So what these players did on Sunday was essentially to spit in the face of every single American citizen.

This is not just an American thing....

14:53

Star Trek: Discovery just kinda sucks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Judging by the enthusiastic reactions Im seeing online, my opinion of Star Trek: Discovery is not going to be a popular one. I didnt like it. Didnt like it at all.

I dont think these are spoilers, but just in case, its going below the fold.

Complaint #1: The Klingons were awful. Once again, theyve unnecessarily redesigned the facial appliances they slap on their canonical opposition species, for no good reason. They just made em uglier.

Come up with an excuse and stick with it. It is legitimate to argue that your aliens need to be relatable (and within your budget), so just sticking a couple of cosmetic signifiers on them is fine. But these aliens still look cheap, like someone went crazy with the latex, and are still bipedal humanoids, but now all expression in their faces is lost and youre sending the message that superficial appearances are all that matters. Bleh.

Related: the actors are speaking Klingon like they were forced to memorize random syllables off a cue card. They speak slowly, with frequent and seemingly pointless pauses. People (and aliens, I presume) who speak a foreign language do so fluidly and with a sophisticated pattern of expression. These mooks dont.

Also related: the Federation Science Officer is so dang hideous and confusingly featured, with an uninterpretable face atop a generic and mundane human body, that I was uncomfortable watching him.

Complaint #2: Illogical plot points contrived for their pseudo-heroicism. Prime case: theyve spotted a mysterious artifact deep in an asteroid belt. They cant get a good look at it from their distance of 2000km away. So the shows hero volunteers to get into a rocket propelled suit and fly in for a closer look, which they estimate will take 20 minutes to fly in and back. Which means shes going to be piloting this suit through a ridiculously densely packed field of tumbling CGI boulders at 200km/minute (or, for you brutes who favor cloddish imperial units, over 7000 miles per hour). There were a few shots of her elegantly, and slowly, swooping around crashing space rocks. This does not compute.

Furthermore, shes under a time limit. Theres deadly radiation out there! Youve got to be back within 19 minutes or youll die. Thats not how radiation works. Thats not how any of this works.

The story would have been better served by sending a robot probe. Or better yet, just have the sensors detect that its a Klingon gadget over there. The deadly space walk served no purpose to the story at all, except to give the hero an opportunity to demonstrate how reckless and stupid she was.

Complaint #3: What kind of military outfit is this?...

14:52

Iraqi MPs demand troops sent to Kurdish-held disputed areas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Parliament demands forces sent to 'all of the zones the autonomous region of Kurdistan has taken control of since 2003'

14:51

Aquakrafts Swachhagraha movement ensures clean drinking water, safe sanitation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sometime in 2002, a close friend of mine, Dr Vulimiri Jagdish, former Senior Public Health Specialist from the World Bank, introduced me to Dr Timothy Badger from Boston, USA, who had patents in water filtration technologies. Dr Badger was very passionate about doing work in India and wanted a partner. It was then that I introduced him to a very eminent scientist in India who told me that the technology was a magic wand and provided answer to water contamination problems in India. This encouraged me to support Dr Badgers efforts and helped him get some business by introducing him to prospective partners. Unfortunately, the partnerships did not work out and resulted in a huge financial loss to Dr Badger. But despite that, he wanted to continue his efforts of solving the water problem issue in India. This inspired me immensely and this is when I left a successful corporate career and started Aquakraft Projects Pvt. Ltd., in July 2010 with a focus to provide clean drinking water and sanitation to one and all.

Rampant drilling of borewells have depleted the ground water levels to dramatic proportions and as a result, many parts of India have an endemic problem of Fluoride and Arsenic contamination in ground water. As much of 80% of India receives its drinking water

from the ground and contamination poses a serious health risk. The striking feature of our technology that addressed these contaminants in a green way is that it does not require power, which is one of the critical components of sustainable water treatment solutions. Unlike Reverse Osmosis, it does not waste any water and treats 100% of the water and also there is no sludge. Also, it did not require much maintenance. In fact, the local village personnel were able to monitor and maintain the system without much ado. This buoyed my confidence and conviction and I set out to promote the same.

Armed with a magic wand, I travelled extensively across the length and breadth of India and while doing so, was alarmed to see that drinking water interventions have a very low rate of sustainability. One of the main factors was the lack of electricity, which was the most critical component fo...

14:50

The BBCs terror definition of convenience "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The double standard evident in the language used by the BBC when reporting terror attacks in differing locations is regularly discussed on these pages and has been the subject of numerous complaints to the BBC.

In April of this year the BBC responded to one such complaint by stating that:

Where there is an ongoing geopolitical conflict as in the Middle East to use the term terror attack or similar might be seen to be taking sides. There are those who might consider the actions of the Israeli government to be considered as terrorist acts.

In a situation where a country that is not involved in a direct physical combat comes under attack, it may be reasonable to construe that as a terrorist incident.

The use of such terminology is never an exact science but where a continuing conflict exists, it is reasonable that the BBC would not wish to appear to be taking sides.

Regrettably, that response subsequently received endorsement from the UKs communications regulator OFCOM.

The cynical approach behind the BBCs policy came into full view last week in an interview with an Israeli guest in the September 19th edition of the BBC Radio 4 programme Today that was described as follows in the running order:...

14:49

For eight years, hackers have been able to exploit this password-stealing flaw in Joomla "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For eight years, hackers have been able to exploit this password-stealing flaw in Joomla

For the last eight years a critical vulnerability has lurked within the code of the Joomla CMS which could have allowed malicious hackers to steal every user's login credentials - including those belonging to administrators.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

14:48

"Honor..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?"
- William J. Bennett

14:48

Madrid Cracks Down on Catalonias Independence Push "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Summary

Tensions continue to rise between the Spanish government and Catalonias regional government as the autonomous region renews its push for statehood. Catalonia plans to hold an unofficial referendum on independence on October 1, 2017. The Spanish government has vowed to block the referendum, stating that the constitution does not allow for a regional vote on independence unless approved by the government. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has pledged to act with firmness and proportionality to stop any vote from happening, and it would appear that the federal government will continue to condemn the autonomous regions drive for self-determination in every way possible, eliciting pushback and protest from the authorities in Catalonia.

The post Madrid Cracks Down on Catalonias Independence Push appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

14:47

Trump Expands Travel Ban to Include North Korea and Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens restrictions from original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

(MEE)  The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the US as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, the Trump administration said in a statement on Sunday.

The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

It also removes Sudan, one of the countries in the original ban, leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the US.

The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on 18 October, resulted from a review after President Donald Trumps original travel bans were challenged in court.

North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements, the statement said.

Full travel bans were placed on nationals from North Korea and Chad, while the restrictions for Venezuela were limited to officials from a long list of government agencies and their families.

An administration official briefing reporters on a conference call acknowledged that the number of North Koreans traveling to the US now was very low.

By MEE and agencies / Republished with permission / Middle East Eye / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

14:47

Scores of jihadists killed and wounded by heavy Russian airstrike last night "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BEIRUT, LEBANON

the airstrike killed 12 jihadist fighters and wounded another ten

Amid ongoing airstrikes in Idlib and Hama Governorates by the Russian Aerospace Forces, another high-value militant target has been destroyed, killing and wounding many jihadist fighters in the process.

Last night, Russian airpower targeted a command base belonging to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda), destroying it completely.

The base was a terrorist commandeered school located at the town of Khan Assubul, in the western countryside of Idlib Governorate.

Militant forces generally use school buildings as headquarters for their operations due to the the well-built and sturdy design of such structures. It has been noted that school buildings which are targeted for their housing of terrorist forces are generally able to withstand multiple airstrikes.

 

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14:45

Despite the Hype, States Dont Have Enough to Spend on Welfare Schemes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The much-touted increase in budgetary allocations to states has been offset by less talked about decreases on other counts.

A paramedic distributes free medicine provided by the government to patients inside a ward at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Chennai July 12, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Babu/Files

A paramedic distributes free medicine provided by the government to patients inside a ward at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) in Chennai July 12, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Babu/Files

Several reports on the shocking lack of essential supplies in hospitals, poor infrastructure in nutrition and healthcare centres, and delays in due payments to employees and workers in various welfare schemes have raised the question whether state governments have adequate resources for meeting essential commitments towards the social sector and weaker sections of society. The amount of resources available to state governments for this is suppos...

14:44

FreeType Improvements For The Adobe Engine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With FreeType 2.8.1 having been released last week, a lot of new code landed in the early hours of today to its Git repository...

14:44

Adobe accidentally leaked online its Private PGP Key "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Adobe product security incident response team (PSIRT) accidentally published a private PGP key on its blog, once discovered the issue it quickly revoked it.

On Friday, the Adobe PSIRT updated its Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) key and published the new public key on the blog post. The new key should have been valid until September 2018, but something strange has happened. The security expert  Juho Nurminen first noted that scrolling down in the blog post containing there were present both public and private PGP keys.

In a PKI infrastructure, messages to be sent to the recipient are encrypted with the public key it has shared (in the Adobe case it was published in the blog post), and only the legitimate recipient can read it by using the associated private PGP key.

encryption PGP key

The accidental disclosure of the private key could have allowed anyone to decrypt encrypted email messages sent by the users to the company.

The Adobe PGP key was generated using Mailvelope, a popular open source browser extension for OpenPGP.

Mailvelope allows users to export either the public key, the private key, or both by selecting the All option. The Adobe employee who was exported the public PGP key likely selected the All option and copied the generated data without noticing it was sharing the private PGP key as well.

Adobe has promptly removed the blog post and revoked the compromised private key, but it was too late because it is still possible to find copy of the post online. Adobe has generated a...

14:43

Trumps war on American football, update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

First NFL Game since Donald Trump Blasts Player Protests.

24 September 2017

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

In defiance of Trump threats, US athletes protest police repression

25 September 2017

Hundreds of National Football League players took part in symbolic protest actions against police violence Sunday, kneeling or sitting during the playing of the US national anthem before professional football games, or locking arms with those who did.

Dozens of players have been taking part in such protests since the beginning of the season, angered by the continuing police shootings and killings and expressing particular concern over the disproportionate police violence directed at minority youth. Three quarters of NFL players are African-American.

The protests escalated Sunday in response to the intervention of President Trump, who, in the course of a Friday night campaign appearance in Alabama, vilified the protesters with an obscenity and called on NFL owners to fire any player who refused to stand at attention during the playing of the anthem.

Many teams met Saturday night or Sunday morning to decide on a response, and at every game the participation by players increased from previous weeks. Those who did not kneel or sit stood with arms locked behind the protesters, supporting their democratic right to voice their political views.

At least three teams effectively boycotted the pla...

14:43

JK Rowling, Clooney, Trudeau: put immigrants in your homes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jon Rappoport

Millions of people want to boost an open-borders policy for the whole world.

For them, things are moving too slowly. Read More

14:43

Daily Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Listen to Glenn Gould's brilliant parody of Bach, which is also a parody of Glenn Gould.

14:42

wordpress <= 4.8.1 SQLi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Slavco Mihajloski on Sep 25

Isuue in wpdb->prepare() method guides to sqli in the wordpress.

https://wordpress.org/news/

https://medium.com/websec/wordpress-sqli-bbb2afcc8e94

PoC:
https://medium.com/websec/wordpress-sqli-poc-f1827c20bf8e

Regards,
Slavco

14:39

Theresa May may not be long for this post "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The fragility of Theresa Mays grip on power, and her pearls, was laid bare last night as it was revealed that four of her senior ministers had made plans to replace her after the general election.

With the prime minister already presiding over growing cabinet divisions after her big speech on Brexit, she faces a fresh blow today with the news that Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, David Davis and Amber Rudd were embroiled in leadership plots after she surrendered the Tory majority.

In a move that could have brought down May, the chancellor texted the foreign secretary at about four oclock in the morning after the election signalling that he was prepared to back Johnson if he ran for the leadership.

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They prefer to have a Muppet like him in charge.

...

14:36

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 25, 2017 (Maps, Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 25, 2017 (Maps, Video)

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Tensions are rapidly gorwing between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Syrian government forces in the province of Deir Ezzor, north of the provincial capital.

Last week, the SDF used an intense fighting between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and ISIS and seized Isba and Tabiyeh oil and gas fields located north of Khusham village on the east bank of the Euphrates. Separately, the SDF pushed towards al-Suwar village deep inside Deir Ezzor province.

This situation as well as repeated claims in pro-SDF media that the group will oppose attempts of government forces to develop the momentum on the east bank.

On Monday, the SDF media wing directly accused the Russian Aerospace Forces of bombing its positions near the Conico gas factroy. At the same time, pro-SDF media outlets started spreading reports that Syrian government forces are using mortars and rocket launch systems to shell its positions in the oil gas fields area.

The SDF Command released a statement accusing Russia of supportign ISIS against the SDF and claimed that the SDF would use our right of lawful defense.

Meantime our fighters are progressing to liberate our people east of the Euphrates within al-Jazeera Tempest campaign, the Russian and regime forces launched an attack on our fighters in Conico Factory, al-Azba Station and textile factory with cannons and warplanes. Moreover, the bombardment resulted in m...

14:36

Monitors: US Airstrikes Have Killed 2,617 Civilians in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ANTIWAR.COM)  While the official Pentagon reports on civilian deaths claim far fewer deaths, NGOs have been consistently documenting a massive number of civilian bystanders killed in Americas air war in Iraq and Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the total at 2,617 civilians killed in US-led strikes just in Syria. This included 615 children and 443 women. It also doesnt include the much larger tolls believed to have been inflicted in Iraq.

The Pentagon has put the overall toll closer to 700 civilians killed across both countries, and they also reckon a large majority in Iraq. Within Syria, the largest number of civilians were killed in Raqqa, but it also includes civilians slain in Manbij, as well as elsewhere around the country.

Despite the US struggles with providing anything resembling accurate death tolls for their airstrikes, both the Syrian Observatory and Airwars have proven quite successful at offering estimates that are seen as closely in-line with whats been reported within the media and by civilians on the ground.

The Pentagon, by contrast, tends to operate on wishful thinking, insisting any really large tolls are not credible and excluding them from the reports, despite many of those having substantial evidence of having occurred.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

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14:30

Criminal hacking: Top technology risk to health, safety and prosperity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Americans believe criminal hacking into computer systems is now a top risk to their health, safety and prosperity. Criminal hacking, a new ESET survey finds, outranks other significant hazards, including climate change, nuclear power, hazardous waste, and government surveillance. The survey was conducted by ESET security researchers, and asked randomly selected adults to rate their risk perception of 15 different hazards. Six of the hazards were cyber-related while the rest were other forms of technology More

14:30

Merkels Fourth Term in Office Wont Be an Easy One "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anxiety runs high over international tensions and there is a fear that Germanys economic security is under threat.

Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts after winning the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts after winning the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor of Germany. But following an election that saw the rise of smaller parties most notably the far right her fourth term will probably be an eventful one in ways she would not wish for.

The Union parties (Merkels CDU and sister party CSU) finished in top place with just under 33%. They did nevertheless lose almost 9% over thei...

14:30

The Return of the Madman Theory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Donald Trump reviving the "madman theory" of diplomacy, introduced by Richard Nixon to instill fear in America's adversaries? North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's description of Trump as "mentally deranged" suggests that such a ploy might be working or else Kim is more right than he, or the rest of us, would like.

14:28

Harvard Scientists Detect Alien Signals From Outer Space "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We finally got an answer !

Scientists from Harvard University claim that mysterious radio signals detected in outer space are likely to originate from an advanced alien civilization.

by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

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A fast radio burst (FRB 150215) was detected on February 15, 2015 by the Parkes Telescope In Australia and scientists say they have no idea where it came from.

Thesun.co.uk reports: Harvard researchers have suggested that these fast radio bursts (FRB) are caused by alien space travel or advanced alien technology.

But according to a study recent study published by Cornell University, scientists are no closer to settling the debate.

The burst was followed-up with 11 telescopes to search for radio, optical, X-ray, gamma-ray and neutrino emission.

...

14:26

National Anthem Singer And Athletes Take A Knee In Protest, Did Conservatives NFL Boycott Work? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The singer of the National Anthem, known as the Star Spangled Banner, also took a knee while on the field before the Titans-Seahawks game in Nashville. While all the football players were in the locker room, Meghan Linsey decided to join the protest.

Linsey, a former contestant on The Voice, was receiving rapturous applause for her performance at Nissan Stadium when she chose to bend down on one knee. The kneeling has become political symbol over the past year and particularly over the weekend after President Donald Trump called for the firing of NFL players who kneel in protest during the anthem.

Trump also appealed to his followers and asked them to boycott the sport until players refuse to give up their right of free speech.

They listened, as Trump wasnt the only person irritated at the athletes decisions to kneel rather than stand during the National Anthem.

14:26

#Chile: Eight Mapuche Movement Leaders Arrested in Operation Hurricane, Amidst Mapuche Hunger Strike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Special Police Forces continue brutalization of Mapuche resistance in outrageous criminalizing spectacle during the ongoing Mapuche Hunger Strike.

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Originally published by The Womens Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Chile: Eight Mapuche Movement Leaders Arrested in Operation Hurricane, amidst Mapuche Hunger Strike

Special Police Forces continue brutalization of Mapuche resistance in outrageous criminalizing spectacle during the ongoing Mapuche Hunger Strike.

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14:25

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Didnt Want Army Ranger Veteran Player Villanueva to Stand for National Anthem (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

God Bless this man.

Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards.

Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem.

The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the team lost on Sunday that he did not want Army Ranger veteran Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem.

Coach Mike Tomlin: Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team. Man, these are divisive times.

The Daily Caller reported:

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates.

Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for the anthem. While Villanueva stood in the tunnel, hand over his heart, the rest of the team remained in the locker room in protest of President Trumps comments that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired

When asked by a reporter about Villanueva coming out for the anthem, Tomlin said, Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team.

...

14:24

Inside Tomsks political machine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tomsks recent governor elections, rigged and managed from above, illustrate how the electoral system really works in many Russian regions. RU

The voting day in Tomsk is a mirror image of the electoral system in the rest of Russia. 10 September 2017, photo from the authors personal archives.Tomsks recent gubernatorial election had a little bit of everything: the incumbent governor as the frontrunner, spoiler candidates on the ballot, the ruling partys haughty and occasionally rude attitude, a low-grade campaign with an attempt at some fake intrigue at the end, some modest self-enrichment by talentless spin doctors, a low turnout and a lot of indifference from the voters, a few irregularities at the polls In a word, everything as it should be.

The filter and the opposition

Tomsks first gubernatorial election campaign in 15 years was supposed to go off without a hitch. In February this year, when the incumbent governor Sergey Zhvachkin gave his notice, president Putin endorsed him for the coming election. Everything seemed so predictable. The political field was cleared, what other option could there be? To take part in the gubernatorial election, anyone aspiring to become a candidate had to overcome the so-called municipal filter by collecting signatures from 156 municipal deputies or heads of local administrations. No party had half that number of deputies, as almost all local councillors are members of the ruling party. Thus, getting through the filter without prior approval from United Russia was impossible.

This approval (of the highest order, by Tomsk standards) was duly bestowed: mere minutes after officially announcing his candidacy at a United Russia press conference, the then and future governor declared that his party supported political competition and was happy to share its filter on request with anyone who asked.

The requests came from two spoiler candidates, Natalya B...

14:24

Catalan Police Say Independence Vote Divides Their Loyalties "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BARCELONA, Spain A referendum on whether Catalonia should secede from Spain is putting intense pressure on the regions police officers, who feel caught between their oath to the nations constitution and loyalty to local leaders who have vowed to create a new European state.

Francesc Vidal is a 16-year veteran of the force known as the Mossos dEsquadra. He describes the Oct. 1 referendum as a train collision between Spanish authorities who want to stop what they consider an illegal vote and Catalan separatists who insist the balloting go forward.

Vidal says officers dont want to be the middle because they take orders from both sides.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has pledged to declare independence should secessionists manage to stage the secession referendum and win it.


14:23

Tougher Times Ahead For New Zealands Next Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Financial markets during the campaign showed a preference for continuity, but tougher times may be ahead.

14:22

When a tanker vanishes, all the evidence points to Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Introducing: GPS attacks. By creating a false signal it is possible to fool a system into thinking its in a different place. Russian oligarchs undertaking piracy? Check.

Spoofing is currently used in Russia. Around the Kremlin, GPS devices typically show the location 20 miles away, says Nathan Brubaker, head of the cyber-physical intelligence unit at FireEye.

14:22

Turkeys Foreign Minister Says Russian Bombing in Syrias Idlib Killing Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISTANBUL Turkeys foreign minister said on Monday that recent Russian bombing in Syrias Idlib had killed civilians and moderate rebels and this would be discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visits Turkey.

The killing of civilians violates the Astana accord, Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with broadcaster A Haber, adding that Moscow needed to be careful.

(Reporting by Can Sezer; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler)


14:20

Tire Tyranny "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tire Tyranny
by Eric Peters

"If youve gone to get new tires recently, you may have already dealt with the latest outcropping of technocratic busybodyism: The scanning of your cars electronic ear tag, its Vehicle Identification Number or VIN. The VIN is a bar code literally just like the one on the packages of stuff you buy at the supermarket or anywhere else thats corporate. The VIN specifically identifies your car including every last detail about it, such as the engine/transmission it came with, the color it was painted and the tires it came equipped with from the factory.

And now it is being used to identify youThis time, not by Uncle. By private companies, following Uncles example. To track you, control you and even dun you. Heres how: You visit the tire shop to buy a new set. Used to be that youd either tell the guy behind the counter which tires you wanted or discuss options with him. Then youd buy them and hed install them. Now the guy behind the counter will scan your cars VIN which is tied to the DMV and first find out all kinds...

14:20

Why regulators like Ofcom are dropping the ball on Fake News, dark advertising and extremism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ofcoms position on Facebook and Google is inconsistent, illogical and incoherent.

Image: Hrag Vartanian/Flickr, Creative Commons License.

During the course of 2017, the large big tech internet intermediaries have come under an unprecedented degree of scrutiny worldwide.  Facebook posts and Google search listings have come under fire as enablers of so-called fake news and propaganda by extremist, terrorist and hate groups, with Facebooks role in dark advertising by hostile foreign powers particularly in the spotlight. Googles YouTube has been hit by a backlash from advertisers. Google is currently fighting a heavy European Commission fine for steering customers to its own platform.

But the dominance of Facebook and Google on digital and particularly mobile markets continues to grow, outpacing all others. They are the main recipients of the growth of digital and mobile advertising revenue in the UK, at the expense of the rest of the media landscape.

Yet the UKs media regulator, Ofcom, does not currently regulat...

14:20

Seven Reasons to Acquire Gold Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Seven Reasons to Acquire Gold Today by Rory The Daily Coin One of the mainstream media CIA propaganda operations recently published an article titled Seven Reasons to Sell Gold As we have recently documented the mainstream media has continued,...

The post Seven Reasons to Acquire Gold Today appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:20

JK Rowling, Clooney, Trudeau: put immigrants in your homes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JK Rowling, Clooney, Trudeau: put immigrants in your homes

by Jon Rappoport

September 25, 2017

Millions of people want to boost an open-borders policy for the whole world.

For them, things are moving too slowly.

I have the solution. But there is an unfathomable glitch

Charity begins at home, doesnt it?

Lets call it proof of concept.

People like George Clooney, JK Rowling, and Justin Trudeau have plenty of money and plenty of room in their houses. They all support open borders, dont they?

Why should they insist governments find homes for illegal immigrants, when they wont provide homes for them? Whats the problem here? You would think these high-profile celebrities would want to set an example for others to follow.

Are they afraid? Are they too busy to attend to the needs of migrants? They can assign that job to their staffs. By taking new arrivals into their homes, they can make a huge symbolic difference for all migrants from Nigeria, Somalia, and Syria.

They could start a trend. They could shame their fellow celebrities into following suit. This could be the start of something big.

And why stop at immigrants? Why cant celebs who support Antifa and Black Lives Matter house a few dozen of those members as well?

Read what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this summer: Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, Im jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to CanadaYou chose this country. This is your country more than it is for others because we take it for granted.

Thats a very bold position. Why cant Trudeau follow up and bring, say, 50 newly minted immigrants into his home to live permanently? Why cant he interact with them on a daily basis? Why cant he personally put money into their bank accounts and make sure theyre comfortable?

Unless there is some invisible reason why charity doesnt begin at home. Perhaps there is a secret elite code of conduct were not aware of. It could be as simple and prosaic as: do what I say, not what I do. That would be disappointing, wouldnt it?

Is it possibleand Im just speculating herethat these wealthy supporters of open borders are only interested in signaling their position to others?

Is that whats going on? Theyre sending up smoke signalsor blowing smoke up everybodys rear ends?

That would surely be disappoint...

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Cannabis Doctor, Working Against Big Pharma, Found Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sadly a Former Miss Universe contestant and pro-cannabis medical doctor, Sonya Kay Forbes, has been found stabbed to death in Kingston, as the community of physicians attempting to work outside the confines of the pharmaceutical industry continues to be eradicated.

Dr. Forbes, an influential holistic doctor who had dedicated her career to teaching patients about the medicinal value of marijuana, was 40-years-old, fighting fit, and after the recent spate of suspicious holistic doctor deaths had made the point of telling friends and family she was not suicidal.

Dr. Forbes, a senior resident at Kingston Public Hospital, had dedicated her life to promoting natural cures and encouraged her patients and followers to avoid Big Pharmas poisonous products.

The outspoken and popular doctor was also part of a groundbreaking study into the cellular mechanism of the eye that proved marijuana could be used to improve vision for patients suffering from long-term visual impairment.

Dr. Forbes studies found that after applying a cannabinoid to the eye tissues of tadpoles, the cannabinoids make certain retinal cells more sensitive to light, and improve the speed in which the eye responds to even low-level stimulus.

However her groundbreaking work into the medicinal value of marijuana was met with hostility by pharmaceutical companies, who told her that cannabis is a dangerous recreational drug that must be banned.

In recent years Dr. Forbes had been actively campaigning for government funding into other areas of medicinal marijuana research, as well as working directly with hospitals and medical practices, encouraging them to move away from their dependence on Big Pharma products in favor of established natural cures.

Dr. Forbes body was found at her personal residence on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston with stab wounds to the abdomen. St Andrew Central Police say they have no leads and have yet to rule out suicide, despite the doctors family vouching for her state of mind, declaring her happy and ambitious and in no way suicidal.

At this time, the matter is still being treated as a death investigation, not as a murder or a homicide, a police source told Loop News.

A number of people from the doctors community in Kingston took to social media to express shock and grief over her sudden death, with the majority of comments speculating that the young doctor was murdered.

This is so gut-wrenching who couldve done such a cowardly act, to someone so promising? one man wrote...

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Lacher am Rande der Wahl:In Berlin sorgen IT-Probleme ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lacher am Rande der Wahl:

In Berlin sorgen IT-Probleme fr ein Wahlchaos. Wie mein Kollege Fabian Reinbold erfuhr, flossen ab 20.30 Uhr keinerlei Ergebnisse mehr beim Landeswahlleiter ein. Das betrifft gleich zwei Abstimmungen: In Berlin wird nicht nur die Bundestagswahl ausgezhlt, sondern noch ein Volksentscheid zum Flughafen Tegel.

Die sichere Cloud-Umgebung, auf der die Wahllokale die Ergebnisse eintragen sollen, ist demnach ausgefallen. Das Problem liege beim landeseigenen IT-Dienstleistungszentrum.

Packt eure Daten in die Cloud, sagten sie! Da sind die Daten sicher!

Nach all dem Bohei darber, wie Hillary Clinton ihre ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nach all dem Bohei darber, wie Hillary Clinton ihre Staatsgeschfte ber einen privaten Mailserver abgewickelt hat, heute: Jared Kushner hat nach der Wahl (!) eine private Mailadresse fr seine Staatsgeschfte eingerichtet und benutzt. Und nicht nur er, sondern anscheinend auch andere West Wing Officials.

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Blow to Armys Claim as Police Probe Finds Kashmiri Human Shield Had Voted "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Farooq Ahmad Dar says justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished.

Farooq Ahmad Dar tied to an army jeep on April 9. Credit: Video screengrab

Farooq Ahmad Dar tied to an army jeep on April 9. Credit: Video screengrab

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir polices investigation into the Budgam human shield case has conclusively established that the victim, Farooq Ahmad Dar, did in fact cast his vote on the day of the Srinagar by-polls, April 9, before he was tied by an army major to the bonnet of a jeep and paraded through several villages for nearly five hours.

Corroborating the claims of 26-year-old Dar, a shawl weaver from Chill village, the investigation report notes that he was on way to his home from Gampora village, where he had gone to attend a condolence meeting at a relatives house, when he was picked up by an army detachment in Utligam village.

Dar, the report, said was accompanied by his neighbour Hilal Ahmad Magray, a witness in the case.

During investigation it came to the fore that Farooq Ahmad Dar has cast his vote at polling booth installed at his native village (and) after casting vote (on April 9) he left, along with...

14:13

Turkish military intensifies drills inside Iraqi border areas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) intensified their military drill in the countrys Habur Region along the Turkish-Iraq border, Saturday, ahead of the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum on September 25.

The drill, which began on Monday, is now into its second stage and has welcomed the participation of additional troops. According to the Turkish army, the drills will last until September 26, one day after the Kurdish independence referendum is set to take place across the border.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has stated that the referendum is a matter of national security, warning that Turkey will take necessary steps in retaliation.

Iraqi Kurdistan is set to vote on September 25 in an independence referendum that is opposed by Baghdad as well as neighbouring Iran and Turkey.

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Buhari comments on Germanys election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls.   The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina said he joins world leaders and well-wishers in congratulating the German leader.   The Sunday vote left Merkels centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) well ahead of all other parties in the race for the German Parliament, known as the Bundestag.   President Buhari in the statement felicitated with the German Chancellors party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years, and...

The post Buhari comments on Germanys election appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

14:11

Foreman 1.1+ stored XSS in organizations/locations assignment to hosts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Marek Huln on Sep 25

CVE-2017-7535: Attempting to assign all hosts to an organization or location
that contains HTML does not properly escape the html in the toast notification
informing of success. Exploiting this requires a user to actively assign hosts
to an organization that contains html in its name which is visible to the user
prior to taking action.

Affects Foreman 1.1 and higher.

Patch available at https://github.com/theforeman/foreman/pull/4851
Fix...

14:08

Syrian Arab Army still has momentum in liberating Syrian provinces and towns from evil Israeli ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 P.M.) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) achieved a major victory in eastern Syria, Saturday, following the liberation of the Islamic States (ISIL) last stronghold in the southeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

Led by the elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army steadily worked their way up from the northwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor to the key town of Maadan, which is strategically located along the western bank of the Euphrates River.

Within hours of launching the attack, the Syrian Arab Army took full control of Maadan after advancing north from the nearby town of Maadan Atiq.

The Islamic State was ultimately unable to maintain control of this pocket along the Euphrates, resulting in their subsequent withdrawal from this region.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate more than 1,700 square kilometers of territory between the Al-Raqqa and Deir Ezzor governorates.

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14:07

Occams Taser "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Occams Taser

Occams Taser: The most painful explanation is usually the correct one. This is definitely an Ops theorem. Scott Lyon

via Tatiana Azundris

14:06

JUST IN: 661 Arms importation: Suspects opt for plea bargain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two out of the four suspects docked by the Federal Government before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority have opted for plea bargain. The suspects; Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Salihu Danjuma and one, Matthew Okoye (said to be at large) were on June 14 arraigned before the court on an 8-count charge of conspiracy, importation of prohibited firearms, forgery, uttering of forged documents and bribery. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and...

The post JUST IN: 661 Arms importation: Suspects opt for plea bargain  appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

14:05

Leopard against wild dogs in South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Leopard Takes on 9 Wild Dogs

19 September 2017

A pack of wild dogs happily digging into their meal did not expect it to be short-lived as this leopard ordered himself an easy drive through meal

Field Guide (Ranger) Patrick Mziyako was taking his guests for a ride when he captured this footage in Kruger [National Park], at Kwaggaspan Waterhole near Skukuza.

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'We can arrive any night': Erdogan warns Iraqi Kurds of invasion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Turkish president says his country will not accept a fait accompli, and threatens to blockade Kurdish oil industry

14:03

Somebody doesnt understand how teaching works "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I rolled my eyes at this story: Forget Cheat Sheet Student Outwits Professor With Enormous Cheat Poster. The gist of it is that a professor told their students they could bring a 35 card with notes to an exam but he didnt specify the units (theres a lesson right there), so one student created a crib sheet that was 3 feet by 5 feet. The professor was good natured about it, as I would be in such a situation, but the article completely misses the point.

The purpose of the exam is to evaluate learning, not the ability to read stuff off a card. Ive occasionally given open-note exams, and told the students they can even bring their textbook if they want. It doesnt matter all that much. Those kinds of exams are asking, do you understand the concepts? Can you apply them correctly? Can you think creatively and synthesize multiple ideas? I think students are all aware of this: if the professor lets you bring in notes of any kind, the test is not going to be about literal transcription of facts from one piece of paper to another.

The professor was not outwitted at all. If anything, they might feel a little chagrined at a loophole that tricks a student into wandering around campus with an awkwardly huge notecard. And they probably figure creating that cheat sheet was a useful study exercise for the student, so no problem if they mastered the material, good for them.

14:02

US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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POOL/AFP | Wilbur Ross (L) met with Li Keqiang (R) in Beijing ahead of Trumps trip to China, which is expected to take place in November

BEIJING (AFP)  The visiting US commerce secretary told Chinas premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing augurs very well for Donald Trumps upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Premier Li Keqiang at the headquarters of Communist Party leaders ahead of the US presidents trip to China, which is expected to take place in November.

China and the United States are the largest trading partners with each other, so I think it is fair to say that our common interests far outweigh our differences and divergences, Li told Ross.

I hope your current visit will be conducive to further deepening the existing economic and trade relations between China and the United States, he said.

Rosss visit comes a month after Trump ordered a trade investigation into Chinas intellectual property practices, which prompted Beijing to warn of potential retaliation.

The worlds two top economies have also been at odds over how to handle North Koreas nuclear threat, with Beijing repeatedly calling for peace talks and the United States pressing for massive economic pressure on Chinas ally.

But Ross and Li only had praise for each other during the public portion of their meeting.

We have been greeted very warmly by your associates here during the two days that weve been in town and we think that augurs very well for the forthcoming visit between President Trump and President Xi (Jinping), Ross told Li.

He voiced hope that the meetings would result in some very good deliverables for the two presidents.

Trump called Xi a friend for whom he has great respect after they met at the US leaders Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in April.

But relations have soured over North Korea since then, with Trump repeatedly pressing Xi to do more to squeeze Pyongyang.

China has since agreed to a slew of United Nations sanctions against North Korea, including a new package of measures restricting some North Korea following Pyongyangs sixth and most powerful nuclear test.


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14:01

Aregbesola justifies APC public hearing on federalism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola justified the ongoing public debate on true federalism put together by the All Progressive Congress (APC). Aregbesola made the observation at the sitting of the Committee in Ilorin, Kwara state. The Osun state governor is a member of the committee, headed by Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. He said, It would be wrong of us to impose our views on the population of Nigerians and that is why we have put this together. We want Nigerians to tell us how they want...

The post Aregbesola justifies APC public hearing on federalism appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

14:01

September 26 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

46 BC  Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

715  Ragenfrid defeated Theudoald at the Battle of Compigne.

1212  Golden Bull of Sicily was certified as an hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Pemyslid dynasty.

1580  Sir Francis Drake completed his circumnavigation of the world.

1687  The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini.

168  The city council of Amsterdam voted to support William of Oranges invasion of England.

1783  The first battle of Shays Rebellion began.

1810  A new Act of Succession was adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

1820  Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proved tomatoes werent poisonous by eating several on the steps of the courthouse in Salem, New Jersey.

1865 The Natives Rights Act declared Maori British citizens.

Native Rights Act declares Mori British subjects

1872  The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

1888  US poet & playwright T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot was born (d. 1965).

1898 Composer George Gershwin was born (d. 1937).

1907 Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward proclaimed New Zealand a dominion. Parliament Buildings were lit up in celebration.

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14:00

Because Police Broke the Law, a 77yo Man Will Likely Die in Prison for Growing Pot Plants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

plantsA 77-year-old farmer is being sent to prison for 10 years for cultivating cannabis after police illegally trespassed on his property in a clear effort to persecute him.

14:00

GitLab v10 Integrates with Kubernetes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This GitLab release provides capabilities to fully embrace the benefits of DevOps specifically CI/CD and Kubernetes based application development, said Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab. The sector is increasingly adopting cloud-native capabilities utilizing the Kubernetes open source container orchestration software in the market, he noted, resulting in an increasing need for automated processes.

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #285 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Week That Was: 2017-09-23 (September 23, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week. Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead. John Maynard Keynes, the British Economist who earlier predicted that the extreme punitive

Who Pays for Parking? Unraveling the Hidden Subsidies that Clog Our Streets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today we're featuring a guest article from Strong Towns member Tony Dutzik, announcing Frontier Group's release of a new report about parking. Frontier Group provides information and ideas to help citizens build a cleaner, healthier and more democratic America.


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Americas dependence on the car is reinforced by a tapestry of rules, practices and norms that make driving relatively easy and cheap and other options comparatively difficult and expensive. Pull on any one thread, and the rest of the tapestry just seems to tighten and become stronger.

Three years ago, Frontier Group teamed up with TransitCenter to study the impact of one of those public policy threads the tax-free treatment of most commuter parking in a report called Subsidizing Congestion. We estimated that the subsidy cost federal and state governments $7.3 billion in lost tax revenue each year, even as it put an additional 820,000 cars on the road in our most crowded cities at precisely the points in time rush hours when they do the most to create congestion.

This month, we joined with TransitCenter again to release a new report, Who Pays for Parking?: How Federal Tax Subsidies Jam More Cars into Congested Cities, and How Cities Can Reclaim Their Streets, which explores how cities can limit the damage caused by the federal tax code and how the federal government can rethink commuter benefits to reduce, rather than reinforce, car dependence.

The commuter parking tax subsidy has been around, in one form or another, since the dawn of the Automobile Age. It was only in 1992 that Congress created a parallel tax benefit for transit commuters a benefit that our 2014 report found incentivizes people to travel by transit but simply doesnt reach enough Americans to compensate for the damage caused by the par...

13:58

Commodities King Gartman Says Gold Soon Reach $1,400 As Drums of War Grow Louder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Commodities King Gartman sees $1,400 gold surge in months
Gold is the one currency that will do the best of all

Pullback below $1300 is relatively inconsequential
Use gold price weakness to be a buyer no question

Bullish on gold due to central banks and easy monetary policy and gold will be even higher in euro terms
Gold will be the best of all, as a result of QE and expansionary policies
Dalio reconfirms belief that gold serves a purpose and portfolios should have exposure
Gold is a diversifying asset says Dalio
 Own allocated, segregated gold in Zurich or Singapore

Editor Mark OByrne


Dennis Gartman has called 2017s gold rally and he is now forecasting gold will be demonstrably higher rising to $1,400/oz in the coming months and rise by even more in euro terms.

In an interview on CNBC, he said that the recent correction in gold is but a mere pullback prior to much higher prices and gold is the one currency that will do the best of all.

Earlier this year Dennis Gartman, of the Gartman Letter, successfully called this years gold rally. In the year-to-date the precious metal is up by nearly 13%, thus outperforming the S&P 500 which is 12% higher.

A year from now, gold will be demonstrably higher than it is right nowI would certainly think we could see $1400 [an ounce] in dollar terms.

Gartmans prediction comes a few days after another respected investor, Ray Dalio, called for gold to be held in portfolios.

Both Gartman and Dalio encourage gold investment as they believe it is an excellent diversifier and will be among the best performing currencies.

Their comments came following an intense week both political and economic developments, across the globe.

Click here to read full story on GoldCore.com.

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13:51

Apps Are Reducing Depression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.

13:51

Survival accuses big conservation organisations of abuse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Survival International accuses wildlife guards funded by WWF and other big conservation organisations of committing widespread human rights abuses in the Congo Basin.

13:50

Hamburg, Germany: Arson Attack Against A DITIB Vehicle by Revenge Commando Ali Cicek "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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We, the Revenge Commando Ali Cicek hereby claim responsibility for the arson attack against a DITIB vehicle in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg on the night of Friday the 22nd of September. The silver VW Golf was located on the grounds of the Muradiye Mosque in the Wilhembsburg district of Hamburg. Neither the mosque nor the surrounding buildings were damaged in the attack.

The DITIB (Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs) is not a simple mosque association. The DITIB is openly known as the mouthpiece of the fascist AKP regime in Germany. The organization is attached to the Turkish religious authority Diyanet and receives from there all orders and instructions. The contents of the sermons are produced in Ankara and the preachers themselves trained in Turkey. Under the cover of religious freedom, DITIB rages against the democratic opposition in Turkey, ethnic and religious minorities such as Kurds, Armenians, Jews, Assyrians and many more and spreads a reactionary understanding of Islam. In the last year, the Turkish intelligence agency MIT are also organizing the structures of the DITIB and many imams have worked for the MIT to spy on and intimidate other people. It was recently revealed that Erdogans minions would not be afraid to...

13:50

Disrespecting The National Anthem And The American Flag Are Not Legitimate Forms Of Political Protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Disrespecting The National Anthem And The American Flag Are Not Legitimate Forms Of Political Protest by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog This is going to backfire on the left in a major way.  On Sunday, more than a...

The post Disrespecting The National Anthem And The American Flag Are Not Legitimate Forms Of Political Protest appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:49

A Nuremberg style Tribunal is allegedly on the cards for ISIS and Friends "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Gordon Duff and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

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A dozen nations who had armed ISIS, protected them, and provided air support, others funneled jihadists from the far reaches of the Pacific to battle fields in Iraq and Syria could be called to account for all this.

Let us hold those who backed ISIS to account. This includes the journalists and their reports of phony gas attacks and imaginary atrocities by the Damascus government, and all those involved in keeping ISIS and al Qaeda supplied with drones, satellite phones, signals intelligence and top quality and highly restricted military electronics.

All can easily be tracked, from the EU, from Ukraine and Georgia, but most from Turkey, followed by Saudi Arabia, then Jordan and, of course, Israel.

Half a trillion dollars in oil, antiquities, entire factories, not to mention endless thousands of human slaves enriched those behind ISIS. Most involved arent Muslims. Many are Americans, the same corporations that profited from the War on Terror, backed ISIS as well.

Every NATO nation was involved as was Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. This was a war of corporations and banks, a commercial venture building on the real lessons learned after 9/11.

War is too important for governments, politicians can be bought and sold like any other commodity and everyone has a price. Behind it all, the media and their darlings, Assange and WikiLeaks, the Murdoch organization, the BBC, all enthrall to international thuggery on a scale previously unsee...

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French unions block fuel depots in labour reform protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Charly Triballeau, AFP | A Charly Triballeau, AFP | A go-low by French lorry drivers near Caen (Archive).

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Latest update : 2017-09-25

The French trade unions CGT and FO blocked access on Monday to several fuel depots in protest against an overhaul of employment laws, seeking to test the governments will to reform the economy.

In southern France, protesters unions set up a road-block in front of Totals La Mede refinery, while in western France fuel depots were blocked near Bordeaux and the coastal city of La Rochelle. Union members also held go-slow operations on highways near Paris and in northern France.

Were determined. Were going to stay as long as possible while hoping that other blockades take place elsewhere, maybe thatll make Mr. Macron move, Force Ouvriere union official Pascal Favre told Reuters.

Eager to avoid fuel shortages, centrist President Emmanuel Macrons government deployed police at some sites before dawn to ensure by force that protesters could not block access.

Its not in blockading the countrys economy and by preventing people from working, that one best defends ones cause, economy minister Benjamin Griveaux told RTL radio.

The labour reform is due to be passed by the lower house in the coming days after Macron formally signed five labour form decrees on Friday, in the first major economic reforms since he took power in May.

The new rules, discussed at length in advance with unions, will cap payouts on dismissals that are judged unfair, while also giving companies greater freedom to hire and fire employees and to agree working conditions.

Unionists say that the reforms will allow large scale redundancies and the weakening of workers representatives. More specifically, they are concerned about the possibility of negotiating in the company elements of remuneration (13th month, seniority bonus ), hitherto fixed by the professional branch, which the employers dispute.

The reforms also affect the seniority bonus, which make up 6% of our salaries, CGT member Stanislas Baug told AFP. Many companies don...

13:46

The Red and the Black: the Riddle of post-Soviet Racism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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This text was originally published in Russian in the web-journal ReLevant: a Journal of Current Analysis. We are much obliged to Maria Brock for its English translation.

Anyone who has crossed paths with Soviet immigrants in the West will have noticed the strange phenomenon of post-Soviet racism, which is all the stranger because the overwhelming majority of emigrants from the Soviet Union are individuals of Jewish origin, that is, people who not only faced quotidian and structural racism, but who also ended up fleeing from it.

Dr N was pensively stirring his cappuccino, which had long gone cold. We were sitting in a small Italian restaurant not far from my university campus. A few days ago Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States, and most of my American colleagues, friends and acquaintances were still in a state of deep shell-shock. N is a famous psychiatrist, professor and head of one of the leading neuropathological hospitals in Boston, but our acquaintanceship had nothing to do with his professional activities. I invited N to a restaurant in order to express my gratitude for a priceless gift he had made to our university, namely a huge personal archive of materials relating to the history of the human rights movement in the Soviet Union.

But why are they racists?

In the 1970s, Ns family became engaged in the fight for the right of Soviet Jews to leave the USSR an activity not without its perils. While still a medical student, N became an almost legendary figure in Soviet dissident circles, as he regularly visited the USSR as part of tourist groups, bringing over banned literature and samizdat while also making sure that the persecution of Soviet Zionists received international publicity. Natan Sharansky is a close friend of his family. Ns last visit to the Soviet Union ended with an unpleasant episode: during a...

13:45

Mongoose: Bannon Gets It Corrupt GOP is Enemy #1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Bannon to conservatives: Fear corrupt GOP establishment

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told conservatives Sunday at a rally that they neednt worry about Democrats but instead should focus on the corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment.

Republicans in Congress have failed to support Trumps populist, nationalist, conservative message and ideas, Bannon said.

13:44

Islamophobic attempted murder in England "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video about England says about itself:

24 September 2017

An imam was rushed to hospital after he was stabbed outside a mosque by an attacker who reportedly made anti-Muslim comments.

Police have launched an investigation after Dr Nasser Kurdy was attacked with a knife outside the Altrincham Islamic Centre in Greater Manchester on Sunday.

Andrew Western, Labour councillor for Sale, Greater Manchester, said his thoughts are with him and his family.

Dr Kurdy, 58, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, and some people had already made their way into the mosque when he was attacked at around 6pm.

He has been discharged from hospital, according to his colleague Dr Khalid Anis, a spokesman for the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association, who said he was very lucky.

Greater Manchester Police is treating the attack as a hate crime and confirmed they have made two arrests. They have arrested two men in relation to the attack.

From the BBC in Britain today:

Altrincham mosque stabbing: Surgeon attacked in hate crime

A doctor has been stabbed in the back of the neck on his way to a mosque in Greater Manchester, in a suspected hate crime.

Consultant surgeon Dr Nasser Kurdy was attacked outside the Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association at about 17:50 BST and was taken to hospital.

He has since been discharged and a 54-year-old man and a 32-year-old who were arrested are being questioned.

Greater Manchester Police have asked for any witnesses to come forward.

Dr Kurdy heard...

13:43

How pure quartz was formed in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our February issue, which focused on Petrified Forest National Park, generated a lot of reader interest in this Northern Arizona gem. And a few readers wrote to ask about something we didn't mention in the magazine. "If the age of the trees and, I assume, tree pieces are more than 200 million years old, why is it that many of the petrified tree sections appear to have been sawed cleanly apart?" asked Bob Klages of Oxford, Michigan. "A bit more of the scientific explanation of the actual process of petrification would also have been fascinating to read about." To answer Mr. Klages' question, we turned to Bill Parker, the park paleontologist we featured in the issue. "The fossilization process itself is fairly complex," he says, but it goes something like this: A tree dies, falls over and is buried in a river channel or floodplain, under layers of mud, sand and gravel. In the groundwater table, the tree becomes saturated like a sponge and expands. The water, sand and gravel cut off exposure to oxygen, so the tree doesn't rot. Volcanic ash in the water breaks down, and the silica that was in the ash goes into solution - forming silicic acid, which enters the waterlogged tree and interacts chemically with the wood, altering it to silica and replicating the features of the wood. Over time, you end up with a silica replica of the tree.

How pure quartz was formed in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our February issue, which focused on Petrified Forest National Park, generated a lot of reader interest in this Northern Arizona gem. And a few readers wrote to ask about something we didn't mention in the magazine. "If the age of the trees and, I assume, tree pieces are more than 200 million years old, why is it that many of the petrified tree sections appear to have been sawed cleanly apart?" asked Bob Klages of Oxford, Michigan. "A bit more of the scientific explanation of the actual process of petrification would also have been fascinating to read about." To answer Mr. Klages' question, we turned to Bill Parker, the park paleontologist we featured in the issue. "The fossilization process itself is fairly complex," he says, but it goes something like this: A tree dies, falls over and is buried in a river channel or floodplain, under layers of mud, sand and gravel. In the groundwater table, the tree becomes saturated like a sponge and expands. The water, sand and gravel cut off exposure to oxygen, so the tree doesn't rot. Volcanic ash in the water breaks down, and the silica that was in the ash goes into solution - forming silicic acid, which enters the waterlogged tree and interacts chemically with the wood, altering it to silica and replicating the features of the wood. Over time, you end up with a silica replica of the tree.

13:42

68 Things You Cannot Say on Chinas Internet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BEIJING Song Jie, a writer in central China, knows what she can and cannot write in the romance novels she publishes online. Words that describe explicit sexual acts are out, of course. So are those for sexual organs. Even euphemisms like behind or bottom can trigger censorship by automatic software filters or a websites employees.

Basically, she said, the sex scenes cannot be too detailed.

Other prohibitions inside Chinas Great Firewall, the countrys system of internet filters and controls, are trickier to navigate, in part because they are subjective and even contradictory. And there are more and more of them.

While China has long sought to block access to political material online, a flurry of new regulatory actions aims to establish a more expansive blockade, recalling an earlier era of public morality enforced by the ruling Communist Party.

In a directive circulated this summer, the state-controlled association that polices Chinas fast-growing digital media sector set out 68 categories of material that should be censored, covering a broad swath of what the worlds largest online audience might find interesting to read or watch.

The guidelines ban material that depicts excessive drinking or g...

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The large parts of America left behind "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most of America is deteriorating economically.

Economic prosperity is concentrated in Americas elite ZIP Codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating.

Thats the stark conclusion by Axios tech editor Kim Hart, in one of the most sobering pieces we have run in the eight months since we launched.

13:42

Government Troops Liberated 3 Villages East Of Salamiyah From ISIS (Syria Maps) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Government Troops Liberated 3 Villages East Of Salamiyah From ISIS (Syria Maps)

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Syrian government forces have liberated Masadah village from ISIS terrorists in the eastern Salamiyah countryside, north of the Homs-Palmyra highway. Then, government troops stormed and reportedly liberated the villages of Um Al-Rish and Rasm Al-Naqah.

Therecent developments in the eastern Salamiyah pocket shows that no withdrawal deal is expected between the government and ISIS in the area.

Government Troops Liberated 3 Villages East Of Salamiyah From ISIS (Syria Maps)

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13:38

Support Banned Books Week Buy INOCULATED Today! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kent Heckenlively, JD My local bookstore is celebrating Banned Books Week with a large display in its front window. (Banned Books Week is celebrated from September 24 to September 30.) Which makes me ask the question: If I am banned from a country (like Australia) because of the books I write, does the banning Continue reading Support Banned Books Week Buy INOCULATED Today!

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13:37

How RSS Efforts to Prove Deen Dayal Upadhayayas Murder Was Political Came Undone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Bharatiya Jana Sangh fudged evidence in order to blame its leaders murder on a conspiracy, but Justice Chandrachud saw through these efforts.

Deendayal Upadhyaya greeting well-wishers. Screen grab from YouTube/Deendayal Upadhyaya | Jeevan Darshan, a film directed by Vinay Samaksh

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was elected president of the Jana Singh in December 1967. On February 10, 1968, in the evening, he left Lucknow for Patna by the Sealdah Express. The train left Varanasi at about 1.40 am and, after stopping at Kashi for about five minutes, it steamed into Mughalsarai at about 2.10 am. But Upadhyaya was not on the train. Ten minutes later, his dead body was found lying near a traction pole 748 feet from the end of the platform of Mughalsarai station on which the train halted. He was clutching a five-rupee note in his hand. The last time anyone saw him alive was at Jaunpur, shortly after midnight.

One M.P. Singh, who travelled in the adjoining cabin of the same coach, saw someone enter Upadhyayas cabin at Mughalsarai and walk off with his file and bedding. This man he identified in court as Bharat Lal. Together with one Ram Awadh, Bharat Lal was charged with murder and theft. Both were acquitted of the capital charge, while Bharat Lal alone was convicted of the theft of the belongings of the deceased. He appealed to the Allahabad high court. The sessions judge remarked in his judgment that the offence of murder not having been proved against the accused, the problem of truth about the murder still remains.

Over 70 MPs demanded a commission of inquiry to ascertain this truth. The government of India promptly a...

13:37

A Game of Chicken between Washington and Pyongyang "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Whoever had the chance to deal with security studies has probably heard of the chicken game. It models two drivers who are both headed for a single-lane bridge from opposite directions. The first to swerve away yields the bridge to the other. As they approach the bridge, mutual destruction becomes more and more imminent. A crash would be the worst outcome for both players, and each risks it in attempting to secure their best outcome. They have nothing to gain; only pride and credibility stops them to backing down.

Game theory contributes to a better understanding of war strategies as well the potential outcomes of a nuclear-armed conflict. The high cost of a nuclear conflict should prevent actors from deploying nuclear weapons, shifting their use toward a means of coercive diplomacy instead. As the Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling argues, nuclear power should be an efficient way to induce antagonistic states to back down because of the destructive escalation of a potential nuclear conflict.

In light of that, it would be an irrational choice to engage in a nuclear exchange. However, deterrence only works when a nuclear state presents a credible nuclear threat.

So what then is going on between Washington and Pyongyang?

For many years, North Korea has been a case study in analyzing the behavior of a state actor transitioning from non-nuclear to nuclear-armed status. Its political goals have always been state survival and protection of national sovereignty. As a matter of fact, it could be said that North Koreas aspiration of going nuclear might be caused by the status of isolation in which the country has always been relegated. The perception of a security dilemma drove North Korea to undertake the path to get nuclear power in order to balance the threat posed by the United States as well as the entire international community.

North Koreas threat perception increased after the Iraq war, when the U.S. intervened under the pretense that Iraq possessed nuclear weapons. A functional nuclear program would have deterred a hostile policy from the U.S. as well as any attempt at regime change in the country. Therefore, the current situation is a consequence of years of tensions. In light of North Korean missiles launches, President Donald Trump affirmed that military solutions are fully in place to counter any threat from Pyongyang, but it seems that US declarations are not acting as a deterrent to push North Korea to step down. On the contrary, the North Korean government has accused the White House of aiming for war and reaffirmed that it is ready to respond with any powerful measure necessary.

Considering Kim Jong-un to be a crazy and irrational statesman, referring to him as a Rocket man without taking his goals seriously this is just damaging. There are different things at...

13:34

UPGRADE TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF NOW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

High Vibe Tribe, Contributor
Waking Times
All things are new. The old systems and paradigms are crumbling before our eyes and minds. Outdated mechanisms of knowledge and understanding have shifted and are passing. For those who are open and ready, its an amazing time for letting go.
It can be conceived as timeline or dimensional shifts and bleed-throughs if you like. For those experiencing and tracking these changes you will understand, others may sense something fundamentally different but are having a more difficult time just yet, but all will continue to progress. For those wanting to move with this energetic shift it will come, and more understanding as well as awareness will seep in. It can be subtle, or sometimes one psychic or transdimensional experience can trigger a big leap forward.
While we have so much in common we are all on unique paths. Theres no one way but there are commonalities that we all experience.
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13:31

Military Situation In Syrias Raqqah City On September 25, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)  are clashing with ISIS terrorists in the city of Raqqah.

The SDF has seized the Grain Mill area and advannced on Andalus neighborhood. A fighting has also continued in the central part of Raqqah.

Military Situation In Syria's Raqqah City On September 25, 2017 (Map Update)

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13:30

10 Monday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Back to work with our morning train reads:  How Electric Cars Can Create the Biggest Disruption Since iPhone (Bloomberg) New Highs Should Be Bought, Not Sold (Irrelevant Investor)  Skills vs. Behavior (Collaborative fund)  The mysterious group thats picking Breitbart apart, one tweet at a time (Washington Post)  Colbert, Kimmel and the Politics of Late Night (New York

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Gilles Champollion: Banks Are Stealing Our FutureHow To End This "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BANKS are stealing our futureHow to put an end ?

The European Central Bank is not able to stop the crisis started in 2008, why? Is there a lack of macroeconomic models? Yes, of course, and it is under our noses since a century.

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Keeping the divide going: AMC developing series based on BLM book, They Cant Kill Us All "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ferguson was a liberal-funded protest. Baltimore race rioters were given permission by then mayor, Stephanie  Rawlings-Blake, to burn, riot, and loot their own city. Instead of waiting for the facts of police shootings to emerge, race agitators destroyed their communities. Continue reading

13:30

The Fear Factor in Todays Interest Rates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Atlantic-hugging policymakers and pundits, buffered by a continent and a large ocean, may not fully appreciate the significant effect on global financial markets that the threat posed by North Korea has had in recent months. But competition for safe assets has clearly heated up.

13:30

Three Steps To Avoid Gold & Silver Scams (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three Steps To Avoid Gold & Silver Scams Video Salivate Metals In this video, precious metal types and acquisitions are discussed. There are ways to avoid getting scammed or defrauded when purchasing from dealers. Watch this video to find...

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13:27

How People Find ISIS on the Web "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This infographic explains how the internet is used by supporters of ISIS to gain information including how to make bombs.

 

How people use the internet to hook up with radical Islam.

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13:23

Dickcissel sings, video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This dickcissel video from the USA says about itself:

30 June 2017

Video footage courtesy of Timothy Barksdale/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

13:21

Tom Brady Speaks Out Against President Trumps Divisive NFL Comments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came out against President Trumps statements on the NFL Monday morning. Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive, Brady told Bostons WEEI hosts Kirk and Callahan.

WEEI reports:

Speaking Monday morning on Kirk & Callahan, Tom Brady, who linked arms with some of his teammates to show unity during the anthem, said he disagreed with what the president said.

Yeah, I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive, Brady said. Like I said, I just want to support my teammates. I am never one to say, Oh, that is wrong. That is right. I do believe in what I believe in. I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust. Those are the values that my parents instilled in me. That is how I try and live every day. I have been blessed to be in locker rooms with guys all over the United States over the course of my career. Some of my great friends are from Florida, Virginia, New York, Montana, Colorado, Texas. The one thing about football is it brings so many guys together guys you would never have the opportunity to be around. Whether it was in college, and all the way into the pros. Were all different, were all unique. That is what makes us all special.

President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).

President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee...

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Iran closes border with Iraqi Kurdistan Calls referendum on independence illegal and illegitimate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP | Kurdish Peshmergas place their ink-stained fingers on a Kurdish flag after voting in the Kurdish independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 25, 2017

TEHRAN (AFP)  Iran has shut its border with Iraqi Kurdistan in response to its independence referendum, the foreign ministry said Monday.At the request of the Iraqi government, we have closed our land and air borders with Iraqi Kurdistan, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said at a press conference.

The referendum is illegal and illegitimate, he added.

Iran had already announced on Sunday that it was stopping all flights to and from Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the vote.

President Hassan Rouhani spoke overnight with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, saying: The Islamic republic of Iran fully supports the central government of Iraq.

The referendum went ahead on Monday despite strong opposition from Baghdad and its neighbours, as well as Western governments including the United States.

Iran fears the vote could encourage separatists in its own Kurdish region, and said last week that independence could mean an end to all of border and security arrangements.

Iranian security forces have faced regular attacks by militant Kurdish separatists, primarily based across the border in Iraqi Kurdistan.


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Lies National Geographic Told Me: Trieste "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is part of a short series that I will try to drop over the course of the year. I grew up reading National Geographic and it wasnt until I was well into my adulthood that I discovered that I had been absorbing subtle doses of propaganda along with the cool stuff that excited and inspired me. While youre reading about this one, you may be thinking What about PROJECT JENNIFER?! and, if you are, dont worry Ill get to that one eventually, too.

I was captivated by the pictures they brought back from the deep trenches; the anglerfish, the skeletal long fish that looked like a life-support system for a set of crystal teeth, the vents that may be our distant ancestral homes. Exploring inner space, the deep frontier I remember 1934 issues of National Geographic featuring pictures of Beebe and Barton, who pioneered the modern stainless steel cannonball design of bathysphere. Beebes design had a problem, that it was completely tethered to the ship above it, and it couldnt move around. That turned out to be highly relevant. And, in the 1970s there was the Johnson Sea Link submersible disaster, in which a submersible got caught in wreckage and two of its crew suffocated; that was newsworthy and dramatic and I read about it in the newspapers that summer, while I breathed the plentiful clear air of Southern France in June. [wik]

Trieste loading onto a ship in Guam harbor, 1960

Then there was Trieste.

Trieste was a bathysphere suspended below a gigantic gasoline-tank to provide bouyancy a brilliant safety design because the gasoline couldnt compress any further, yet was lighter than water; they didnt have to keep the pressure from collapsing the tank. The submersible carried some sandbags that could be dropped to re-balance it to rise. Basically, it was a hot air balloon design that worked in water, and it was theoretically capable of surviving to any depth that humans thought oceans extended to.

Trieste was commissioned in 1958 (note of order, the CORONA spy satellite program started officially in 1959) In 1960, Trieste made the deepest dive in history. [nat geo] All the way down Challenger Deep: 36,000ft (11,000m) below the surface.

The Navy had bought the Trieste in 1958, not to set a worlds record, but as a scientific platform...

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Man on Drugs Breaks Into Pet Shop and Eats Dog Food "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Colorado | A man was arrested last night after he broke into a pet shop and devoured over 5KG of dog biscuits and dry food.

Officers of the Denver Police Department arrived at the Dog Kingdom pet shop around 3:00 AM this morning after the stores alarm was triggered by a presumed intruder. Once on the site, they noticed a broken window and found 49-year old Wendell Garrison inside the store, chewing on dog biscuits.

Lieutenant Molina, one of the officers who arrested him, says he was visibly high on drugs and appeared to be starving.

He was sitting on the floor in front of three opened packages of dog food and he was stuffing himself with those biscuits like there was no tomorrow. Hes certainly the least dangerous criminal Ive ever arrested!

No criminal charges have been filed yet against Wendell Garrison, as the stores owner hasnt registered any complaint. It is possible that he may offer Mr. Garrison a settlement if he accepts to for pay the damage that he caused.

Lt. Molina says her colleagues and herself laughed out loud when they saw the accused binge eating dog biscuits.

According to the police, Mr. Garrison admitted he had smoked a lot of cannabis with one of his friends during the evening.

He says he was walking home and was extremely hungry when he came across the pet shop.

Although many cannabis users admit feeling some kind of food craving while under the drugs influence, extreme cases like this one are relatively rare.

However, a few notable cases have attracted a lot of media attention in recent years.

A woman was arrested last year in New Jersey after breaking into a Dunkin Donuts restaurant and eating 5 lbs of raw dough and a man was arrested in California earlier this year, after eating frozen chicken wings in a Save Mart Supermarket.

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5 Problems With The NFLs National Anthem Protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At a Friday rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump criticized football players who protest during the national anthem:

Wouldnt you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, Get that son of a b-tch off the field right now. Out. Hes fired. Hes fired! You know, some owner is going to do that. Hes going to say, That guy that disrespects our flag, hes fired. And that owner, they dont know it. They dont know it. Theyll be the most popular person, for a week. Theyll be the most popular person in this country. Because thats a total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything we stand for.

I know we have freedoms and we have freedom of choice, but its still disrespectful.

He went on to say that ratings are down because the game itself has gotten boring, but also because When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem. He suggested that fans simply leave the stadium when this happens.

In response, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement that said, Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.

Then in a move that should have surprised no one, Sunday became a national anthem protest day around the league. Many players took a knee during the anthem, some stood with raised fists. Entire teams remained in their locker rooms during the national anthem. And Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was on my fantasy football team years ago when I still cared about the NFL, took the opportunity to stretch out during the national anthem.

Here are five reasons the NFL anthem protests are not going as well as the media would like to think.

1. Vague And Unclear Protest Goals

One of the keys to a good protest is to have a clear goal. If the discussions on Sunday were any indication, nobody is entirely clear what is being protested when athletes kneel during the national anthem. CNN said yesterdays display was about opposition to Trump:

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Art Academics Ignorance Drives Their Antagonism To Confederate Statues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not to be caught napping while statues were toppling, the College Art Association (CAA) issued a late August query to member academics: Taking Down Public Art What do Art Historians and Scholars Think? What is to be done with controversial works of public art? Should they be removed? Should they be destroyed? Does it even matter?

As used here, the word controversial applies first to Confederate memorials but extends to all works that offend social justice sensibilities or unnerve particular identity groups. Historical figures from Christopher Columbus and Robert E. Lee to Peter Stuyvesant and Stonewall Jackson are in the dock. If the judgments and designs of previous generations are outmoded, no longer admissible, their monuments fall into disrepute. If the past does not accommodate the present, well then . . . off with its head?

CAAs September 13 newsletter carried poll results following a lead editorial decrying efforts to rescind President Obamas Deferred Action for Child Arrivals executive orderitself a clue to the drift of academics opinion. To insure that returns were noticed, CAA repeated the results on the 20th.

Forty-five responses were posted. (With some 13,000 members, CAAs sampling is tiny. Whether the tenor of selected responses accurately represents the membership or reflects the directors bent, it is impossible to know.) The overwhelming majority37were by women. A mere five signatories were identifiably male. Of these, four signed their names in full. Richard Saunders, director of Middlebury College Art Museum, skipped opinion for an opportunity to pump his timely and pressing book on the subject of public art. Three respondents chose anonymity.

Keep the Art, Just Hide It

The feedback is an inventory of throat-clearings, all straining to split the difference between outright iconoclasm and cautious accommodation to the politics of memory. On one hand, offensive monuments should not be destroyed. At the same time, they must not remain in place. How to balance dueling demands? Move the stuff. Re-contextualize is the going mantra. Displacement allows academics to retain historical artifactsan art historians raison detrewhile keeping their place in the faculty room hymnal.

The bulk of responses echo the pseudonymous New York City art historian:

Destroying these works is destroying part of our nations artistic heritage. Still, because of the ideology that the sculptures represent, I believe they should not be out in public squares. They should be moved to local art museums, history museums, or park preserves that can do a better job of contextualizing them for visitors. Public places should be maintained for monuments that speak to the entire community, not just a small segment of it.

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13:10

You Can Only Choose One: Cheap Oil or a Weak Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You Can Only Choose One: Cheap Oil or a Weak Dollar by Charle Hugh Smith Of Two Minds When the price of oil rises to the point of pain, just remember the handy-dandy discount mechanism: a much stronger US...

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Chinas Overseas Deals Going on Life Support? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bloomberg

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As one Chinese company advances abroad, another retreats or at least halts.

Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Co. agreed to acquire closely held Argon Medical Devices Inc., a U.S. maker of biopsy forceps, for $850 million. At the same time, developer Country Garden Holdings Co. has paused its international expansion in response to government restrictions.

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The push-pull dynamic proves one point: Overseas acquisitions remain far from off-limits for Chinese companies, as long as theyre in the areas that Beijing wants.

Argon is the latest in a string of healthcare deals by mainland purchasers. The companys surgical devices are popular in the U.S., the worlds largest pharmaceuticals market exactly the type of assets Beijing would like to see in Chinese hands. Shandong Weigao, in a tie-up with an unidentified private equity firm, will fund almost half of the purchase $420 million with debt.

Earlier this year, Aier Eye Hospital Group Co. agreed to buy Clinica Baviera SA, a Spanish eye-clinic operator. Shanghai-based Fosun International Ltd., meanwhile, is currently bidding for U.S. specialty drugmaker Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC  despite the conglomerate having been singled out by the government for its debt-fueled offshore takeover spree.

Fosun is also moving ahead with a slimmed-down bid for Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma Ltd., after an earlier stake purchase was blocked by New Delhi.

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Over at Country Garden, its a different story.

Plans to expand in six Indian cities have been put on pause, Chief Strategy Officer Jeff Lin told Bloomberg News. The company, based in the southern city of Foshan, has already been forced to slow its international push as Chinas capital controls hurt mainland demand for a $100 billion city the company is helping to build on four artificial islands in southern Malaysias Johor Bahru.

Real estate has been named as a target of Chinas crackdown on irrational offshore investments, along with assets such as sports clubs and cinemas. Overseas direct property investment from the nation could drop 84 percent to $1.7 bi...

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3 Reasons People Enjoy HGTV Shows Like Fixer Upper Instead Of Finding Them Ugly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Few things threaten the secular order more than a happy family. A recent essay by Caitlin Flanagan for New York featured strangeand strangely un-illuminatingcommentary on several HGTV shows. HGTV, for the few out there not charmed by its family-friendly offerings, features wildly successful shows like Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, and House Hunters. Fixer Upper is consistently one of the biggest shows on cable; in the past year, HGTV has seen historic growth and in 2016 was eleventh in total viewership among 112 channels (boasting 5 percent growth over 2015).

Flanagans article is titled HGTV Is a Never-ending Fantasy Loop. Look Deeper, and It Gets Pretty Ugly. From this clickbaitish headline, one might expect a deep-dive into the shady practices of the network, a full reveal of the twisted lives of its reality-show stars. But aside from some scattered facts that many readers will already know, the essay mostly functions as an opportunity for Flanagan to snark at certain shows depictions of familial happiness, traditional gender roles, and upward mobility.

Flanagan has penned an arch and very long op-ed, when one might have thought a journalist of her statureshes written regularly for The Atlanticwould be offering new information or delving extensively into the background of her subjects. Heres my suspicion: the very things Flanagan singes in her essay are the features that are drawing huge numbers of viewers.  Here are three contributing factors behind the success of HGTV.

1. Happy, Thriving Families

First, people want to see happy, thriving families represented on TV. Ours is a disillusioned age. Many folks undoubtedly connect with Flanagans cynical take on Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. But tons of people dont want to just hate-watch shows today. They find their spirits lifted by watching Chip and Joanna Gaines interact. They love seeing this Waco-based couple tease their kids, make games out of everyday events, and generally invest in their family. The hit-job on the Gaineses backfired; their popularity only continues to grow.

I suspect many people are watching shows like Fixer Upper, in fact, because they have only a vague sense for what marriage and family can be. They want to know more. They have tasted plenty of heartbreak in the non-traditional sexual script pushed upo...

13:06

NFL Protests Are The Dead End Of Resistance Culture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At a rally on Friday, President Trump said that the NFL should fire any players who copy Colin Kaepernick by going down on one knee when our national anthem is played. So this Sunday, dozens of NFL players dutifully responded by going down on one knee to show their resistance to Trump.

Thats where we are with the stupid politics of the Resistance. All that is necessary to decide the right thing to do is to check on what Donald Trump says and do the opposite.

One NFL player very conspicuously didnt go down on one knee. While the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed inside the locker room during the anthemmanagements attempt to dodge the controversial issueAlejandro Villanueva insisted on going out and standing, hand over heart as we were all taught to do. Why? Villaneuva is a former Army Ranger who graduated from West Point and did three tours of duty in Afghanistan, fighting terrorists so the rest of us can be safe.

I would say that Trump outsmarted the Resistance, but that doesnt seem to take much work. The Resistance has framed the issue so cleverly that they are on one side and Trump is on the otheralong with the national anthem, the flag, and military veterans.

The whole idea of taking the knee began, from what I can gather, as a way for a mid-grade quarterback to sulk about being benched. Then it turned, supposedly, into a symbolic protest against the injustice of police gunning down innocent black men. This was originally in response to the hands up dont shoot narrative about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouria narrative that was comprehensively debunked by the Department of Justice civil-rights task force the Obama administration sent to Ferguson.

But we all know that the narrative takes on a life of its own, never mind the facts. So going down one knee during the anthem was taken up as a symbol of protest against supposed police racism. It was an ill-conceived form of protest, bound to backfire. The symbolism is all wrong. By its very nature, it does not come across to most Americans as a protest against excessive use of force by the police. It comes across as a protest against the national anthem. And since the national anthem is, well, our national anthem, it comes across as a protest against America.

The message is supposed to be Im protesting injustice, but it turns into Im protesting injustice, which I equate with America itself. It is the petulant demand that everyone else fall in line with the protesters exact political preferences an...

13:06

Why Hasnt Rachel Maddow Apologized For Her Anthony Weiner Conspiracy Theories? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anthony Weiner is headed to prison, and Rachel Maddow owes her viewers an apology. Maddow, the iconic host of her self-titled MSNBC show, has made a name for herself over the past decade as a kind of white-knuckle television warrior, one of the original destroyers that progressives are always going on and on about.

There is something oddly generic about her, a kind of capital-L liberal sensibility, a charmingly forgettable political ethic: shes like that guy who shows up to every student protest on campus, the fellow you see almost every day for four years but whose name you never actually know.

Maddow has jumped aboard the liberal conspiracy bandwagon over the past nine months, becoming a premier peddler of dark and shadowy theories related to President Trumps alleged connections to Russia. Maddow has, predictably, a bit of a hobby horse about Trump: back in March she dredged up about 4.1 million viewers worth of frenzy over Trumps tax returns, which turned out to betwo pages from Trumps 2005 1040, revealing a 24 percent tax rate on about $150 million in income. Neat stuff.

Yet well before the Era of Trump, Maddow was at times a dedicated hawker of conspiracy theories. In 2011, when Anthony Weiners career began to fall apart due to his sexting scandals, Maddow went on the offensive on his behalf, dedicating a bizarre and rambling six full minutes of her primetime cable news show to wild-eyed speculation about Weiners tweets. At the time Maddow called the scandal the great big national freakout of early summer 2011, and presented her viewers several theories as to how it could have happened that Weiner was, in his own words, hacked.

We know now, of course, that the allegations were true, and that Weiner had been sending sexual pictures to women for years at that point. Yet even at that time, it seemed fairly obvious to any experienced political observer that Weiner had done what Andrew Breitbart said he had, and that the claim that he had been hacked was self-evidently bogus.

Never the matter: on her show, Maddow delved into a series of conspiracies with great detail, proposing, a photo-shopping scheme elaborately played out on the Internet (one of our producers, she added, was able to replicate [the scheme] in less time than it takes to make a two-minute egg).

She also put forth a theory proposed by a number of other blogs involving the metadata of the obscene picture Weiner tw...

13:05

Extreme right AfD in German parliament "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 24 September 2017 German video is about protests immediately after it had become known that the racist AfD party would be represented in the newly elected parliament.

By Peter Schwarz in Germany:

The rise of the AfD and the rightward lurch of official politics in Germany

25 September 2017

For the first time since the fall of the Nazis, a right-wing extremist party is entering Germanys national parliament. With 13 percent of the vote in Sundays federal election, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) became the third largest party in parliament, finishing behind the governing Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), which suffered an electoral collapse. The CDU/CSU obtained 33 percent of the vote, its worst result in over 60 years.

The AfD has acquired political influence far beyond its actual strength. It set the tone in the election campaign with its agitation for a crackdown on refugees and the strengthening of the states repressive apparatus. All of the establishment parties sought to outdo the AfD with pledges to hire more police and deport more refugees, thereby bolstering the far-right party. Why vote for the more established parties versions of the AfDs chauvinist and authoritarian politics when you could vote for the real thing? The CDU/CSU lost more than a million voters to the Af...

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Re: CVE-2017-14489: Linux kernel: scsi: nlmsg is not properly parsed in iscsi_if_rx() "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Vladis Dronov on Sep 25

heololo,

an additional research shows that the very latest kernels are not showing
a crash with a reproducer. git bisect showed that:

commit 7f564528a480084e2318cd48caba7aef4a54a77f (between v4.11 and v4.12-rc1)
is the first commit a crash is not reproduced with:

commit 7f564528a480084e2318cd48caba7aef4a54a77f
Author: Steffen Klassert
Date: Sat Apr 8 20:36:24 2017 +0200
skbuff: Extend gso_type to...

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World watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

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Kidney Disease Associated with Particulate Air Pollution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PM-2.5 and smaller are extremely dangerous

New study shows air pollution may be causing kidney disease in the US

From an Article by Robert Ferris, CNBC, September 21, 2017

Add kidney disease to the list of health problems associated with air pollution.

A team of scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System found an association between tiny particulate matter and kidney disease in two different data sets.

The scientists compared Veteran Affairs data on kidney disease with data on air pollution from two separate sets: satellite data from NASA and information from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Their study consistently found that risk of kidney disease rose along with air pollution levels across the continental United States.

As might be expected, many of the areas of the U.S. at greatest risk tend to be more heavily populated. The part of the country with the lowest risk overall is a section that runs roughly from Montana through West Texas. There are pockets of lower-risk areas in other places, but much of California and the Eastern half of the United States are more vulnerable.

The scientists published their results in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

It is important to note that this only found an association with air pollution the study did not conclusively determine pollution to be the cause of kidney disease.

But the fact that the study found the association in both the EPA data set and the NASA data set is compelling, said Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, a senior author on the study and an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University, in a statement.

The beauty of using both EPA and NASA data is that the agencies used two distinct techniques for collecting data, yet the results were similar, he said. This constellation of findings suggests that chronic exposure to air pollution is a significant risk factor for the development and progression of kidney disease.

The study focused on a type of pollution called PM 2.5, which is particulate matter up to 2.5 microns in size. This particular form of pollution can come from myriad sources, including vehicle emissions, fossil fuel power plants,....

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Why Its Justifiable To Not Prosecute Mothers Who Abort Even If Its Murder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is legally clear that Southern slave owners could not be prosecuted for owning slaves during the height of that peculiar institution. Over time, our laws have changed and the practice of slavery, while timelessly immoral, is now subject to prosecution. But what would happen if we transported a nineteenth-century slave owner to the present? Would you be shocked that we may not be able to convict him, even under todays enlightened laws?

The balances of our legal system protect the innocent and wrongly accused while serving justice on the wicked, but in between lies a class for whom the scale could tip either way. You may assume that our inability to convict rests on the slave owners knowledge of the law; we did transport him out of his own time, after all. But ignorance of the law is no defense, and not knowing slavery is now illegal would not spare him from conviction. So what keeps us from convicting and chaining him up?

Why Someones Mental State Is Important

A mistake of fact could serve as a viable defense if his ignorance negates the proper mental state required by law. What does mental state have to do with it, you ask. The criminal justice system has several motivations, but it makes little sense to attempt to deter, restrain, or punish someone with a genuine mental innocence of the crime. Because we generally want to punish people for choosing to do wrong, the law considers the persons mental state during the crime. The law labels this mens rea, or guilty mind. Stated simply, a slave owner does not think he is violating the law because he does not think slaves are morally or legally persons.

This will shock and offend the decent folk out there. Who cares what the slave owner thinks, when we can all see plainly that the slaves are moral beings with personhood? There are a few instances where this outrage is both morally and legally warranted. If the offense is strict liability, it does not matter what the wrongdoer thought he was doing, because just for having done the wrong act, the accused will be convicted.

Outside of strict liability, there are different levels of mens rea. The most defendant-friendly is intent, which requires that one intends the wrong or illegal action. The prosecution has the burden to prove the high bar that the defendant intended to commit the act.[1]

Under 18 U.S.C. 1584, which enforces the Thirteenth Amendment prohibition on slavery, whoever knowingly and willfully withholds the freedom of a person by involuntary servitude shall fac...

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Your Suspicions Are Correct: Free Verse Poetry Is Garbage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I could write thousands of words about why modern free verse poetry is so often bad, but I find that examples work better. Here are a few lines from Atsuro Rileys poem Skillet:

Of orange stove-eye (right front) and hawkhooked
pot-hook, overhung. Of (vaporous) supper-hour and
-hurlstorm

If you read the whole thing and dislike it, dont worry. Its the kind of thing that only someone out of whom all taste had been educated could enjoy. Riley is an example, albeit a concentrated one, of modern free verse poetry. Its formless, bloodless, and boring. Its over-hyphenated (and -parenthesized).

Modern American poetry has been captured by free verse. We are cut off from our traditions, and poorer for it. Free verse is a symptom of a disease that afflicts the whole body of modern art its the slow-creeping tingling in the fingers and toes that indicates the tumor growing in the brain.

A Brief History of Western Poetry

For a very long time, Western poetry was formal, in both the sense that it was structured, and that it was often intended for formal events. It was also oral, and often performed to music. So Homer, or some poets very like him, would perform The Iliad or The Odyssey at one of the pan-Hellenic festivals, singing the stories of Greek heroes.

Eventually, poets began to compose texts. Poetic forms blossomed, but the basic idea that poetry was language in a particular form didnt change. In fact, poetry had rules across all cultures. Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse verse was concerned with allliterating stressed syllables. Greek and Latin poetry measured lines by long and short syllables. When English verse rose, it focused on number and pattern of stressed syllables per line, combined with a rhyme scheme. Chinese and Japanese verses had even stricter rules, which are too complicated to briefly detail here.

Then something strange happened. Around the start of the twentieth century, free verse began to take over. Free verse is poetry that doesnt have a meter. In other words, its free from anything that would make it verse. On a personal blog, I once wrote a few lines of free verse:

Write poetry
not just sentences with
line
breaks.

One of the comments I received was:

Ill write poetry
however I want
you fascist
f-ck

(Is the final expletive functioning as a noun, or as an interjection? I think its just an ejaculation. So bold!) The poster had it all backwards. One of the main proponents of free verse was Ezra Pound, who was a fascist and a Nazi sympathizer. Pound led a group called the Imagists, who rejected traditional....

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The Plans Congress Is Considering Will Make Health Care Worse. Heres What They Should Do Instead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anyone acquainted with the complexity of health care policy debates in Washington DC and the 50 states can appreciate the legend of the Gordian knot.

Legend holds (and History.com reminds us) that when Alexander the Great and his men entered the city of Gordium in modern-day Turkey in 333 B.C., the challenge of untying a famously complex knot obsessed the young general. The knotreally a series of knots inextricably wovenserved as the hitch of an ancient wagon once owned by Gordius, father of King Midas, whose touch transformed objects and people into gold.

The person who figured out how to untie the knot would one day rule all of Asia, according to one oracle. After struggling with the knot, Alexander finally drew his sword and sliced it in half with one clean stroke. He went on to conquer Asia.

The United States highly regulated health-care system is a Gordian knot that only a renaissance of liberty can loose. We ought to know this, because we have tried everything else.

From Mutual Benefit to Tug of War

Our knotty health-care system is the locus of a great tug of war. If you expand health insurance coverage to the poor, you impoverish the masses by taxing them and raising their premiums. If you swing wide the gates for uninsurable people to buy health insurance, you shut the door on healthy people wanting inexpensive, catastrophe-only insurance.

These are policy knots. There are others. Even on the rare occasion a policy solution seems obvious, political knots remain. It profits House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) nothing to whip 200 Republican votes without securing almost 20 additional conservative-libertarians or centrists. In the Republican-controlled Senate, Democrats may as well hold a majority of seats, so devastating to the GOP agenda is the tyranny of the filibuster, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has naively left intact.

Lawmakers, health-care providers, and patients have countless opinions on how to untangle our health care system. These opinions fall roughly along two channels. One focuses on the problem, the other on the solution.

Wise as focusing on the problem may sound, this strategy is fatally flawed when applied to our health-care system, because it accepts our flawed systems flawed rules of engagement. The most egregious such rule is the widespread conflation of health care and health insurance. The myth that having a robust health insurance policy is cost-effective or essential for low- and middle-income Americans to obtain quality care is a Trojan horse. Congress insis...

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Is the Kurdish referendum a bluff or the real deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The countdown to the Iraqi Kurdish referendum has begun and the battle lines are drawn. Barzani Is pushing full steam ahead, stating that he sees no other option. Baghdad has taken a legal stance, which is of no concern whatsoever for the Kurds despite their having agreed to the Iraqi constitution.

President Abadi was the first to mention possible military action, but with the important caveat of there being Kurdish military violence against those in the Kurdish region, especially Kirkuk, opposing the referendum. This would not be the first time that a war was started to protect a minority.

Look what happened with the crazy Neo-fascists in Ukraine, who crowed from the podium of their Parliament, the Rada, that they planned to ethnically cleanse Ukraine of all Russians. That country is now a crippled Western puppet, with the standard of living much worse due to looting by its criminal oligarchy class, one supported by the US.

All were blind, or in denial, to the disaster that loomed before them, and of course, none of them will accept responsibility for any of it. This government unaccountability is growing into the biggest national security issue that all citizens face, which includes more countries falling under the control of these criminal oligarchies, where they become un-prosecutable.

Do we have a similar situation to Ukraine looming in Iraq? Can Baghdad really risk a civil war with the Peshmerga while it is still fighting ISIS after a long and devastating war? Where will the retreating ISIS fighters from Deir Ezzor in Syria retreat to but to Iraq, to express their bitterness in defeat by engaging in a never ending terror bombing war which still plagues Iraq?

Iraq finally joins Syria to defend their border

The Iraqi army is pushing toward the Al-Bakumal crossing to close that back door, at least on ISIS convoys being able to cross over, carrying arms and equipment to reinforce the surviving ISIS units there. The SDF Kurds announced they are pivoting north of Deir Ezzor, westward, to clear ISIS from the east side of the Euphrates to the Syrian border, all non-Kurdish territory, and which just happens to have one of the richest oil fields in Syria. The US and SDF are engaged in a war of aggression on Syria, replacing ISIS as the tool to accomplish that.

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Anthony Weiner gets 21-month jail sentence in teen sexting scandal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Disgraced New York politician Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending lewd texts to a 15-year-old, reports the New York Daily News. Weiners lawyers advocated for probation, but the judge exacted a harsher penalty. Weiner pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this yearon that same day his wife, Hillary Clinton aide

Disgraced New York politician Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending lewd texts to a 15-year-old, reports the New York Daily News. Weiners lawyers advocated for probation, but the judge exacted a harsher penalty. Weiner pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this yearon that same day his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Human Abedin, filed for divorce.  Weiners argument for probation, according to the Daily News, was that he is mentally sick and needed professional help for rehabilitation.

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How To Make Mindfulness A Working Advantage (And Not Just Cuddly Nonsense) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Step one, according to researchers Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson, is ditching the neuromythology.

When we started, says Daniel Goleman, there were two journal articles on meditation that we could cite. Today there are more than 6,000. So, the first thing Goleman, a leading expert on emotional intelligence, and psychologist Richard J. Davidson did when they set out to write their new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, was go through those 6,000 and identify 60 solid enough to stand up under pressure, Goleman recalls.

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3D Printing Aluminum with Nanoparticles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We love our 3D printers. But sometimes we really wish we could print in metal. While metal printing is still out of reach for most of us, HRL Labs announced a powdered aluminum printing process that they claim is a breakthrough because it allows printing (and welding) of high-strength aluminum alloys that previously were unprintable and unweldable.

The key is treating the metal with special zirconium-based nanoparticles. The nanoparticles act as nucleation sites that allow the aluminum to form the correct microstructure. The full paper on the process appears in Nature.

Other than the nanoparticles, the process is a conventional laser sintered metal powder process. Thats not new. However, aluminum comes in alloys and not all the alloys are good for all purposes. Some of the alloys commonly used for high strength are not weldable and in general metal that wont weld cant laser sinter, either. HRL claims that 7075 and 6061 are both printable with this process. Presumably, other metals could benefit from this nanoparticle treatment, although different materials may need different kinds of nanoparticles.

We winced at the over-extrusion of the plastic part they show in the video, but hopefully, that was just a stock video. Of course, this isnt going to make home metal printing affordable. Until that happens, youll have to settle for electroplating or you can print with lower-temperature metals.


Filed under: 3d Printer hacks, news

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Star Trek: Discoverys Opening Credits Are Both Out of This World, And Not "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The latest Star Trek series premiered last night, and while theres a lot to say about the show itself, these opening credits are a must-see.

What: The main title sequence for the just-launched Star Trek: Discovery.

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Jason A: Nobody Wants to Talk About this Video! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jason A: Nobody Wants to Talk About this Video! THIS IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO SEE worldwide events something strange is going on jason a Video Source

The post Jason A: Nobody Wants to Talk About this Video! appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Maine Gives the People a Say on Medicaid Expansion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Congress continues to struggle to either repeal or fix Obamacare, states are fighting their own battles over health care. One of them is taking place in Maine and it could have huge implications for the rest of the country.

Earlier this year, more than enough voters signatures were delivered to the office of Maines Secretary of State to place a citizens initiative on the November ballot.

The Maine ballot initiative is the first in the nation to take the issue of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA, popularly known as Obamacare) directly to the voters. If passed, it will expand Medicaid coverage to adults between 18 and 64 living at or below 138% of the federal poverty line.

The impetus for the initiative came after the state legislatures failure to override GOP Governor Paul LePages repeated vetoes of bills that would have brought Maine into the expanded Medicaid program.

Vetoing the Vetoes?

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In upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare in 2014, the Supreme Court granted individual states the choice of whether or not to participate in the expanded funding program. So far 31 states and the District of Columbia have elected to participate in ACA and accept expanded Medicaid funding. Nineteen have not. Those states have Republicans in control of the state legislature and/or the governors office.

The cliffhanger Senate vote in July on the GOP proposal to scale back Obamacare drew nonstop media attention. The same is true for the upcoming vote on the latest attempt to derail the program. Yet some equally important state legislature votes against participation in Medicaid expansion went under the radar. ACA supporters in some of those 19 states have made efforts to reverse the anti-ACA votes through their legislatures, without much success so far.

In Kansas, a majority of moderate Democratic and Republican state legislators voted in 2017 to have the state participate in ACA, but they did not have the votes to override Republican Governor Sam Brownbacks veto.

In Virginia, the Republican legislature was so firm in its opposition to even take up expanded Medicaid funding that Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe seriously considered end-running their opposition through an executive order. He later backed off and the issue is now dead, pending the outcome of this years election. In...

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Tennessee Hero Uses His Gun To Stop A Deadly Church Shooter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A man in a mask opened fire at a church in Antioch, Tennessee on Sunday morning, injuring seven people and killing a woman who was walking to her car. Police say the gunman, whom they suspect is 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, entered Burnette Chapel Church of Christ and began indiscriminately shooting people inside the main sanctuary. Luckily, a brave church usher stopped the gunman in his tracks.

When 22-year-old Caleb Engle first confronted the gunman, the shooter pistol-whipped him, authorities say. During this initial struggle, the suspect shot himself in the chest, giving Engle a licensed gun owner time to get his gun from his car. Police say Engle used his gun to make sure the suspect didnt try to make a move before help arrived.

Hes the hero, said Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson, according to NBC News. Hes the person who stopped this madness.

Engle says police are the ones who deserve the credit for saving the day.

The real heroes are the police, first responders and medical staff and doctors who have helped me and everyone affected, Engle said.

Samson, who is believed to have come to the United States from Sudan in 1996, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held without bond and police say he will be charged with additional crimes. Churchgoers said Samson used to attend Burnette Chapel Church of Christ more than a year ago, but officials are still piecing together what motivated the suspect to carry out this deadly rampage.

The woman who was killed has been identified as 39-year-old Melanie Smith. Six others were hospitalized, including the churchs minister, and are being treated for gunshot wounds. Two of the victims are said to be in critical condition. Officials say all victims except for one are elderly.

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Why Its Ironic That LGBT Groups Are Complaining About Religious Schools Use Of Title IX "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

College Pride recently released its Shame List of colleges that are the absolute worst campuses for LGBTQ youth in the United States. These schools supposedly discriminate against LGBTQ people and have requested federal exemptions to perpetuate the harms of religion-based bigotry. Thats how Campus Pride interprets schools desire to, say, maintain single-sex dormitories and showers, or teach that man-woman marriage is Gods design.

Campus Pride and the LGBTQ lobby rip on private schools for opting out of provisions of Title IX that would otherwise require them to endorse sexual behavior that conflicts with their religious beliefs, although Americans have a constitutionally guaranteed right to free exercise of religion. Most ironically, LGBT lobbyists even abuse Title IX themselves by demanding legal interpretations of it that would destroy womens higher-education advantages, which the law exists to promote.

To understand the irony of Campus Pride berating schools for opting out of Title IX, or even how it relates to transgender students at all, one must delve deeper into that particular aspect of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. It was originally written in following the Civil Rights Act of 1974 and aimed at sex disparities in higher education.

Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Although Title IX has since been known primarily for its effects on sports in high school and college settings due to interpretations of it essentially giving women preferences above men, there is no mention of sports in the original text.

Let Men Into Womens Spaces Or Else

Some transgender people, of course, attempt to approximate femininity despite their male sex. Doing so while a college student, then, confers on men Title IX perks aimed at women, particularly in two areas: safety and sports. Further, the trans lobby is arguing in court and regulatory agencies that the word sex in Title IX should instead be understood as gender, giving transgender people the special privileges under the law without having to get Congress to actually change the law to encompass transgender people.

For example, a group called Safe Spaces for Women, which provides survivors of sexual assault with care, support, understanding, and advice, submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, explained how Title IX regulatory changes transgender lobbyists want can harm women: While Safe Spaces for Women bears no animus toward the transgendered community, it is deeply conc...

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Why You Should Keep Taking Your Kids To Church Even When It Feels Pointless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After a bottle, a paci, her blanket, and some coaxing, our eight-week-old daughter fell asleep on the way to church. I hoped she would take a morning nap during the service and we would actually focus on worship.

Not ten minutes into the service, she filled her diaper. Out went my husband with my daughter. After they returned, she sat calmly for about two minutes before the fussing began again. I took her to the back to calm her down, but nothing worked. I went back to our seat, grabbed my nursing cover, and headed to the room in the back. Nursing, burping, and more fussing ensued. Before I knew it, the service was over and I had yet to worship. I couldnt help but wonder: Why are we even here? Why do we even try?

Every Sunday is some variation of this routine. In the two to three hours we spend at church, my daughter is bound to need to be changed, fed, and put to sleep. My husband and I are like popcorn as we tend to her needs. I think about the future and realize that things are not going to get easier any time soon.

I remember my parents dutifully bringing us to church and carting us up to the balcony. My grandma would quietly pass out fruit Mentos while we wiggled in our pew. Over the years this pew was where we would doodle on childrens bulletins, sing hymns, and memorize the Lords Prayer and the Apostles Creed. Slowly, but surely, these words were written on our hearts and the wiggles stopped. My parents persistence and regular church attendance wasnt futile.

Other parents of young children, be encouraged. Your work on Sunday mornings isnt futile either. Even the worst, most distracted and failed attempts are important, if for no other reasons but the following.

You Are Teaching Your Child that Church Is Important

You wouldnt be attempting church with children if you didnt think it was important. Perhaps you have always known church is important or perhaps as a childless adult you were convinced that corporate worship is better than an isolated spiritual life. Either way, you have known the beautiful reality that going to church is part of the spiritual life.

As Russell Moore stated, we are not simply fueling our individual quiet times with praise choruses. Were actually ascending to the heavenly places together, standing before Christ and all of his angels on Mount Zion. But now with children participation in the corporate body feels like a distant reality and heaven isnt any closer.

Every Sunday families face the monumental challenge of getting out the door and to the service on time. In our house the baby always needs something right as it is time to leave. Some mornings we stop to address her needs and we are lat...

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Saudi-led blockade pushes Qatar towards Iran, says foreign minister "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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'Is that their objective, to push one country, a GCC member state, towards Iran? This is not a wise objective'

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Steve Bannon wanted to infiltrate Facebook before the election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to leaked emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Steven Bannon has long been interested in using Facebooks power to further the Republican agenda. A few days before he joined Donald Trumps campaign last year, Bannon exchanged emails with a Washington staffer named Chris Gacek about flooding Facebooks job application pool with people allegiant to Breitbart.

According to leaked emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Steven Bannon has long been interested in using Facebooks power to further the Republican agenda. A few days before he joined Donald Trumps campaign last year, Bannon exchanged emails with a Washington staffer named Chris Gacek about flooding Facebooks job application pool with people allegiant to Breitbart. Gacek reportedly shared job openings with Bannon. The idea was that the applicants could report back to Bannon and Milo Yiannopoulos about the job application process over at FB.

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New Zealand: Family of Four Living in Bus Conversion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wow, thats a much nicer bus (we call them Choochoo buses because of the chimneys) than the ones we see around Kaitaia. Via: Exploring Alternatives:

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Israelis Express Worry Over Rise of Germanys Far Right AfD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BY LAHAV HARKOV
 SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 13:02

Jerusalem Post

Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick calls to reach out to AfD Party.

A demonstrator protests against anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland in Germany

A demonstrator protests against anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland in Germany. (photo credit:HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/REUTERS)

Israeli opposition lawmakers expressed concern over the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which came in third place in Sundays German election.

The far-right has not been represented in the two houses of Germanys legislature since the 1950s

Israel-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group chairman MK Nachman Shai (Zionist Union) said he respects the results of Germanys democratic election, but sees them as a warning sign.

The rising strength of the extreme Right in Germany teaches us about a growing, dangerous atmosphere. Xenophobia, racism and extremism are conquering a significant portion of the German public, and prove that the democratic layer is fragile and vulnerable, Shai stated.

Shai added that Merkel, whom he called one of Israels greatest friends in the world, must spend the coming term examining the change in her country and blocking its rightward drift.

Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni expressed confidence that just as [Merkel] knew to courageously stand up for her values, she will also kno...

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Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Everything is fake

in our society today or at least a great many things are. Our world is filled with an extraordinary amount of lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages, propaganda and brainwashing. The good thing though is that once you awaken to the deception, you can use it as a tool for raising your consciousness. The idea that virtually everything is fake can be empowering rather than depressing. Sure, weve all felt overwhelmed, sad, angry and impotent at times when weve seen just how easily our (mis)leaders can fool the masses with sophistry and empty rhetoric, but theyve all been placed there to challenge us to wake up more quickly and fully, and reclaim our world.

Heres my list of the top 40 pieces of fakery in our world today:

1. Fake News

Lets begin with the MSM (Mainstream Media), better called the lamestream media, and their news, which is essentially corporate infotainment. The MSM waters down the news and makes it entertaining to further distract people from things of real significance. There is nothing balanced, impartial or fair about MSM news. In the US, Australia and many other Western nations, the news is dominated by a handful of for-profit corporations who are legally bound to provide a return on investment to their shareholders. This means running news pieces which either promote the agenda of the corporate owners (especially the military agenda) or censoring stories which would hurt political allies and advertisers (like Big Pharma, who is the biggest contributor of funds for advertising on MSM according to former US Senator Robert Kennedy Jr.).

Additionally, the news is literally fake remember the CNN green screen stunt where they pretended they were being bombed in Saudi Arabia but were really in a studio? What a...

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Another JFK Assassination Player Identified "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Following is the official info from various sources compiled by Wikipedia. Know its all BS and the powers that be in Hollywood, along with the military created these characters and implanted them in the fabric of the US culture.  As a mechanism of profit and perception management, these military operatives were used to gather information from those around them and were the internal spies of the US.

The post Another JFK Assassination Player Identified appeared first on WellAware1.com.

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Brazil decades behind other countries in fighting inequality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Brazilian earning the minimum wage would have to work for 19 years to earn as much as a rich person in the country's top 0.1 per cent makes in a month, says a new report..

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Shocking Confessions From Kidnapper of Christian Girls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman mourns the death of a fellow Copt in a terrorist attack.An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman mourns the death of a fellow Copt in a terrorist attack. (Photo: Reuters)

 

Identified only as G in an interview with World Watch Monitor, the former kidnapper says, Salafist networks began in the 70s and its reached its highest levels now, in the era of President Sisi A group of kidnappers meets in a mosque to discuss potential victims. They keep a close eye on Christians houses and monitor everything thats going on. On that basis, they weave a spiders web around [the girls], he says.

Sometimes they use a strategy of false romance. A Muslim boy tells a Christian girl he loves her and wants to convert to Christianity for her, he explains. They start a romantic relationship until one day they decide to escape together. What the girls dont know is that they are actually being kidnapped. Most of the time they will not marry their kidnapper, but someone else

I remember a Coptic Christian girl from a rich, well-known family in Minya. She was kidnapped by five Muslim men. They held her in a house, stripped her and filmed her naked. In the video, one of them also undressed. They threatened to make the video public if the girl wouldnt marry him.

G says that the police are often complicit in the kidnappings usually because they receive a payoff but also for ideological reasons. Even if they would like to do something to help the girl or her family, they refrain because they are afraid of the militant groups, said Egyptian Human Rights Activist Ebram Loius.

The kidnappers receive large amounts of money. Police can help them in different ways, and when they do, they might they might also receive a part of the financial reward the kidnappers are paid by the Islamization organisations, says G.

In some cases, police provide the kidnappers with drugs they seize. The drugs are then given to the girls to weaken their resistance as they put them under pressure. I even know of...

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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a New Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Towards the balkanization (division) and finlandization (pacification) of the Middle East

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Tagesdosis 25.9.2017 - Stockholm-Syndrom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Ein Kommentar von Susan Bonath.

Deutschland hat gewhlt. Die alten und neuen Verwalter der BRD des Jahres 2017 drngen um die Fresstpfe im Berliner Glaspalast. Eine Lsung fr die Krise eines Systems, das an seinen konomischen Widersprchen global zu kollabieren und in die absolute Barbarei zu verfallen droht, ist so fern wie ehedem. Aber das Bewusstsein der Masse liegt auf dem Tablett. Die Herrschenden lachen sich kaputt.

Das Zeichen ist deutlich: Eine von Abstiegsngsten geplagte Gesellschaft hat sich wieder einmal mehrheitlich dafr entschieden, nach unten zu treten. Nach unten treten ist das Grundprinzip im marktkonformen Wettbewerb. Es gilt, schwchere Konkurrenten auszuschalten. Mit allen Mitteln. Ganz so, wie Grokonzerne um Mrkte und Profite konkurrieren, konkurriert der kapitalistische Mensch um Posten, Lohnarbeitspltze, Wohnungen, sozialen Habitus.

Wankt der soziale Habitus, endet fr viele die Suche nach einer Identifikation bei der Nation. Mensch will sich anerkannt fhlen. Er ignoriert, dass die Apparate der Nationalstaaten berhaupt nur existieren, um die Ausbeutung der Mehrheit zugunsten der besitzenden Profiteure effektiv zu managen. Es ist wie ein ewiges Stockholm-Syndrom: Geiseln solidarisieren sich mit ihrem Peiniger. Der Sklave will nicht frei werden. Er will Sklavenaufseher werden, sagte schon der polnische Journalis...

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The War between the Worlds Land Owners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The War between the Worlds Land Owners by JC Collins Philosophy of Metrics The Crowns of the Beast and Our Spiritual Evolution Sometimes I feel hopeless. The weight of our situation is so overwhelming that emotions overtake me and...

The post The War between the Worlds Land Owners appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Malaysia Calls The Philippines Statement on Violence Against Rohingya Muslim in Myanmar a Misrepresentation of Reality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rohingya Muslims, who travelled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stretch their arms out to collect food items distributed by aid agencies near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Bangladesh has been overwhelmed with more than 400,000 Rohingya who fled their homes in the last three weeks amid a crisis the U.N. describes as ethnic cleansing. Refugee camps were already beyond capacity and new arrivals were staying in schools or huddling in makeshift settlements. AP/Dar Yasin

MANILA, Philippines (Update 2, 10:51 a.m.)  Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over the weekend released a statement as the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on the crisis in Rakhine state without referring to violence against Rohingya Muslims.

Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim nation and a member of ASEAN, disassociated itself from the ASEAN chairpersons position and described it as a misrepresentation of the reality of the situation.

Malaysias Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman, in a strongly worded disavowal, said Cayetanos statement was not based on consensus.

The statement (of Cayetano) also omits the Rohingyas as one of the affected communities, Aman said in a statement on Sunday.

Before the chairs statement, ASEAN has kept mum on the crisis involving Bangladesh and member-state Myanmar. Even ra...

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Trump Fails to Understand North Korea Existential Fears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trumps bombastic rhetoric aimed at North Korea is evidence that neither he nor his administration grasp the historic paranoia of the North Korean government. The fear in Pyongyang that North Korea will become a ceded territory in a big power agreement has been a factor since the days of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. This existential threat also formed the policies of Kim Il Sungs successors his son Kim Jong Il and his grandson, the present leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Protests mount against Africa's 'colonial' CFA currency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of west and central Africa. Critics say the currency has hampered economic growth while France profits.

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Brexit Bonanza: Lawyers Encouraging Corporations to Sue UK & EU Member Sates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cross-posted from Corporate Europe Observatory

Brexit could become a money-making machine for law firms that make millions when corporations sue nation states via trade and investment agreements. Not only are these law firms paving the way for Brexit-related corporate claims against the UK, they are also building up the UK as a gateway for more investor claims against EU countries in the future.

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Molecular Machines Assemble Four Different Chemical Products "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

University of Manchester researchers have created a molecular machine that can assemble four different chemical products:

David A. Leigh of the University of Manchester and coworkers made molecular-machine-based chemical synthesis a reality four years ago when they developed a large molecule that picks up amino acids and assembles them into tripeptides (Science 2013, DOI: 10.1126/science.1229753). Now, they've taken the concept to another level by creating a programmable molecular machine that creates four different products by adding thiol and alkene substituents asymmetrically to an ,-unsaturated aldehyde substrate (Nature 2017, DOI: 10.1038/nature23677). The machine makes each of the products with stereoselectivity similar to, but in some cases lower than, that of corresponding catalytic reactions in solution, Leigh says.

To generate the products, Leigh and coworkers attach an ,-unsaturated aldehyde substrate to an "arm" in the molecular machine. An acyl hydrazone located in the center of the machine changes conformation in response to pH changes, causing the arm to rotate between two fixed orientations. Rotations position the substrate above one or another of two silyl prolinol activation sites in the machine that mediate reactions with opposite chiralityR for one site, S for the other. So arm position controls reaction chirality.

The substrate forms a reactive iminium intermediate with an activation site, and the intermediate then reacts with a thiol for the first addition. Then the substrate, with its added sulfide, forms a reactive enamine with an activation site, and the alkene adds to that. If the arm is rotated between the two activation sites mid-synthesis by adding acid, the steps have opposite chirality, and the diastereomer products have (R,S) or (S,R) configuration. If the arm is stationary between steps, both additions occur with the same chirality, and the product has (R,R) or (S,S) configuration.


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Actors and other Useful Idiots for Empire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Cindy Sheehan In 2005 while I was roasting for peace under the hot Texas sun at Camp Casey in Crawford, Tx, Rob Reiner sent his wife Michelle and a crew there to film a commercial with me. Before the end of 2005, a lot of the people/groups who supported our antiwar effort kicked us to the curb when they figured out we really were against war and not just against Bushs wars. The Reiners were among the ones that I discovered didnt so much care about the wars, but cared more about getting Demo-quacks elected. Soon after Camp Casey temporarily shut-down that summer, I was invited to the Reiners house to have a meeting. I was never the kind of person who got all twittery over so-called celebrities, but if the Reiners could help our cause, I was anxious to further our collaboration. Rob Reiner and his team had already offered to do the paperwork and pay for getting Gold Star Families for Peace (my organization at the time) non-profit (501c3) status which we

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Australian Teen left in wheelchair after Gardasil HPV vaccine reaction "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ms Odey, pictured with her father, is sharing her story with The Northern Star ahead of the launch of her health blog and moving to Byron Bay from Brisbane in October.
Ms Odey, pictured with her father, is sharing her story with The Northern Star ahead of the launch of her health blog and moving to Byron Bay from Brisbane in October.
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Danish PM Warns of No-Go Zones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Muslim mourners and security guards surround the car bringing Omar El-Hussein, a terrorist who killed two people in two attacks in Copenhagen, for burial.Muslim mourners and security guards surround the car bringing Omar El-Hussein, a terrorist who killed two people in two attacks in Copenhagen, for burial. (Photo: NILS MEILVANG/AFP/Getty Images)

 

In an unusual move, the Danish prime minister spoke out against the emergence of parallel societies, i.e. no-go zones in Denmark where police are unable to operate, Breitbart reported based on local reports in Danish media.

Merely the fact that a European politician is speaking about the subject would be news, but PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen said he is turning to the Danish parliament and his ministers to come up with ideas to address the problem that local municipalities admit they have been unable to solve.

Its a matter of being realistic about the situation, Rasmussen said, and there are areas where there is already a different set of rules. Where the gangs are in control and the police cannot work. I cannot sit and passively let it happen.

After noting that everything possible was tried to solve the problem without success, Rasmussen asked the Danish parliament to engage us in a different and more robust way.

Particularly concerning is the lack of integration of Muslim students in Danish schools and problems surrounding housing projects, both issues the prime minister noted contribute to the establishment of parallel societies.

He also called on three of his ministers to come up with solutions to these problems and said the ministers would be given special authority to implement them in municipalities.

Rasmussen broke with apparent European protocol in calling out these areas for what they are. In previous instances, politicians...

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Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Davis and BarnierThe last round of talks was held in August. Reuters photo

Brexit Secretary David Davis will lead the UK team of negotiators into their fourth round of talks with EU officials in Brussels on Monday.

It will be the first opportunity for the European delegation to respond to Theresa Mays speech in Florence.

Mrs May aimed to restore momentum to a process that was stalling.

Key figures such as EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier described her tone as constructive, which should improve the atmosphere of the talks.

But EU negotiators will be expecting more detail on, for example, what payments the UK is prepared to make as it departs.

Next month, EU leaders are due to decide on so-called separation issues including the rights of citizens, the Irish border and the divorce bill or financial settlement to allow talks to move on to the future of the bilateral trade relationship, as the UK would like.

For the moment, the odds seem to be against that test being passed at the first opportunity, said BBC Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly.

Budget black hole

In her speech on Friday, Mrs May offered to continue paying into the EU for a two-year transition after the UK leaves in 2019 to ensure the bloc is not left with a budget black hole.

The prime minister sought to reassure member states that they would not lose out financially during the current EU budget period, which runs to 2020.

She also confirmed there would be no restrictions on EU citizens coming to the UK during the transition period, but after Brexit they would be registered as they arrived.

Mr Davis has insisted that Mrs Mays speech was not influenced by a 4,000-word article by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in the run-up to the event, setting out his own vision for Brexit.

The speech had been coming for a long time, he said.

Meanwhile, the UK and Scottish governments are due to hold a fresh round of talks on Brexit in London.

Scotlands Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Brexit minister Mike Russell will meet First Secretary of State Damian Green to discuss concerns about the EU Withdrawal Bill......

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Get A Beer And Fresh Seafood At This Brewery That Feeds A Fish Farm With Its Waste "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The new circular-economy initiative will reduce waste and give brewery-goers the opportunity to eat some fresh-caught fish along with their drink of choice.

When a brewery and distillery in upstate New York makes a batch of rye whiskey, the leftover grain and water now serve a new purpose: feeding fish at an on-site fish farm.

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Insane News Cycle of Trumps Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This chart shows POTUS priorities and subsequent media coverage during the first presidency:   The insane news cycle of Trumps presidency in 1 chart Source: Axios  

The post Insane News Cycle of Trumps Presidency appeared first on The Big Picture.

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The Rentiers Are Here "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the past few decades, the world's largest corporations have increasingly been extracting profits from the economy instead of generating them through innovation. Reversing this trend is essential for future growth and social cohesion; but it won't be easy.

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Yemen needs united nations, not the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the UN Human Rights Council looks once again at launching an independent inquiry into war crimes in Yemen, I have one thing to say to the organisations pushing for it: good luck

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Sarah Jessica Parker just got a side hustle as an Airbnb tour guide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Because Sarah Jessica Parker is a savvy businesswoman who knows what people want, she is teaming up with Airbnb, channeling her Sex and the City character, and promising to take visitors on an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience at Bloomingdales, the Associated Press reports. While Carrie Bradshaw was more Bergdorfs than Bloomingdales, Parker just so happens to be selling a

Because Sarah Jessica Parker is a savvy businesswoman who knows what people want, she is teaming up with Airbnb, channeling her Sex and the City character, and promising to take visitors on an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience at Bloomingdales, the Associated Press reports. While Carrie Bradshaw was more Bergdorfs than Bloomingdales, Parker just so happens to be selling a collection of shoes at Bloomingdales, and will help shoppers pick out a pair from the SJP Collection before heading off for some fro-yo on the way to the balletwhere she just so happens to be on the board. See? Savvy.

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Arabic press review: Even after death, Brotherhood leader's trial goes on "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Also: Some prices rise by up to 40 percent in Algeria, and robberies increase in Kuwait

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Countless teenage girls suffer paralysis, blood clots, brain damage & chronic pain from Gardasils HPV vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Image: Countless teenage girls suffer paralysis, blood clots, brain damage and chronic pain from force-vaccination of Gardasils HPV shot in the dark

(Natural News) A sexually transmitted disease called human papillomavirus (HPV) is the only form of cancer known to be contagious, but what the medical community wont tell parents of teenagers and preteens is that HPV is easily defeated by a normal functioning immune system. Read More

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In the Trenches: Pipeline Sabotage against Enbridge in Canada "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from Montral Counter-Information

Pipelines are war; one built from the insatiable greed of corporations which have normalized violence against the land and its living. Our resolve within this struggle intensifies with each audacious assault Enbridge launches; each time they dismiss the concerns and requests of Indigenous Nations. Every court proceeding. Every act of intimidation. Every lie or false claim of safety or necessity. Weve had enough.

So back when Enbridge started shipping in pipeline segments for their line 10 expansion, we started sabotaging them.

There are vast networks of pipeline infrastructure throughout Turtle Island. They are indefensible; perfect opportunities for effective direct action that harms nothing but an oil companys bottom line. Its in this spirit that we found ourselves going for long moonlit strolls through the trenches of the freshly dug line10 right-of-way. Wherever we felt the urge, we drilled various sized holes into pipeline segments while spilling corrosives inside others.

We do this in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of this area. A people who have been displaced, threatened and murdered since early colonial arrivals who still continue to face this violence. Who suffer the consequences of this colonial capitalist society and the industries which drive it.

So to Enbridge: Youre gonna want to replace every last section of line 10 thats been laid out so far. We say this because we care for the environment, and dont care about you so take it seriously. And for every dollar you pursue from Indigenous Nations or individuals for defending their territories, we aim to cost you ten. #sorrynotsorry

To the public: Its up to you to hold Enbridge accountable in everything they do. Dont let them risk your lives by installing pipelines they now know to be compromised. Dont let them risk lives by installing pipelines, period.

And lastly, but not least, to our comrades and co-conspirators:

A How-To from the heart

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Kim Jong-un Looking at Things one of the few information sources from North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is an analyst and journalist specializing in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has a comedic email list about the Middle East that you can join here.

It should surprise no one in 2017 that, politics notwithstanding, the internet loves pop icon and supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, one of the few dictators whose online cult following rivals his cult of personality. Kim has evolved into such a meme in his own right that he has inspired sub-memes cherrypicked from photographs published by North Koreas state-owned media. So it happened that, on December 18, 2011, the Tumblr blog Kim Jong-un Looking at Things began.

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The Iran Nuclear Deal Leads To War, Not Peace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Iran Nuclear Deal Leads To War, Not Peace by Tony Cartalucci Activist Post The so-called Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was hailed as historic when the United States among other nations...

The post The Iran Nuclear Deal Leads To War, Not Peace appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Don Quijones: The Steep Price of Disaster in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Although the death toll is far less than the 85 earthquake, Mexico now faces rebuilding with no insurance and little government aid.

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Globocop: Trump issues new travel ban to 'bad people', includes Venezuelan officials 'responsible for identified inadequacies' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new extended travel ban announced by Donald Trump's administration will restrict travel to the US from North Korea and Venezuela, as well as from Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia - countries included in previous bans - based on "security or safety threat." The new restrictions, which come as a result of a review of previous travel bans challenged in American courts, are set to take effect on October 18. "North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements," the Sunday proclamation said, explaining the addition. The document, titled "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats," was published on the White House's website.

Globocop: Trump issues new travel ban to 'bad people', includes Venezuelan officials 'responsible for identified inadequacies' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new extended travel ban announced by Donald Trump's administration will restrict travel to the US from North Korea and Venezuela, as well as from Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia - countries included in previous bans - based on "security or safety threat." The new restrictions, which come as a result of a review of previous travel bans challenged in American courts, are set to take effect on October 18. "North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements," the Sunday proclamation said, explaining the addition. The document, titled "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats," was published on the White House's website.

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Q-Cup Champions Hunters arrive home to a rousing welcome "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thousands of people welcomed the Champions to the country after their win yesterday
Thousands in Port Moresby  turned up at the Jackson's International Airport this afternoon to welcome the 2017 Intrust Super Cup grand final winners, the SP PNG Hunters.

The Hunters team arrived to an arousing welcome by fans and members of parliament including the Prime Minister Peter ONeill.
PM ONeill congratulated the team and commended them for making the country proud despite criticisms.

The players displayed the Cup the cheering crowd 

A lot of people said PNG cannot make it into the NRL or not even capable to play rugby at an International level and see what happened!
Our boys have committed themselves one hundred percent to this game and this win proves that PNG can do anything said the Prime Minister.
While thanking all the supporters and sponsors towards the team, the Prime Minister also extended his gratitude to the Queensland Rugby League for giving the country an opportunity in rugby league.
When the NRL rejected our proposal to be part of the competition, the Queensland Rugby League accepted our request, and for that we are grateful
Meanwhile the Captain Ase Boas thanked the supporters for their continuous support throughout the 4 years they have been in the competition and he also gave thanks to the good Lord for bringing them this far.

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In Dubai Briton faces prison for giving the finger in road altercation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, 23, from Leicester, made the gesture as he made his way to the airport in a hire car after a holiday in the Gulf state in February. After a driver tailgated him and started flashing his lights, Mukadam reacted in frustration.

The IT consultant who raised his middle finger at another driver in Dubai could face a six-month jail term after being arrested for offensive behaviour in Dubais ultra modern airport.

He thought nothing more of it, but on returning to Dubai on September 10, he was arrested at immigration control and initially held in a police cell with criminals including rapists and murderers, according to the Sun. He was released on bail to a hotel but had his passport confiscated to stop him leaving the country.

I was driving to the airport with my wife and this guy was up behind me flashing his lights. I pulled over and they were screaming at me. I stuck my finger up and drove off.

Its the kind of thing that happens in England all the time. You dont go to jail for it.

When I came back last week for a holiday with my wife I went through passport control in Dubai and when they took a scan it started beeping loudly. Within seconds I was surrounded by police and taken off to jail, he added.

One must observe local laws and customs whilst in Dubai a foreign office official was overheard saying, wishing to remain anonymous.
 Mohammed Salem

 

Radha Stirling of law firm Stirling Haigh, who is assisting Mukadam via the Detained in Dubai organization, said offensive or insulting behavior is considered a crime in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).......

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North Korea versus the United States: Who are the Demons? North Korea Lost 30% of Its Population as a Result of US Bombings in the 1950s "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This article was first published in December 2011. Does the DPRK constitute a security threat to the USA?

The American people should, in the words of Vietnam War Veteran Brian Willson  place themselves in the position of people living in

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Russian Jets Strike U.S.-Backed Forces in Eastern Syria: SDF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BEIRUT U.S.-backed Syrian militias said Russian warplanes struck their positions in Deir al-Zor province on Monday, near a major natural gas field they seized from Islamic State in recent days.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, has been fighting Islamic State on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river with U.S.-led jets and special forces. The SDF on one hand, and Syrian troops with Russian air power on the other, have converged on Islamic State in separate offensives in Deir al-Zor.

Spokesman Mustafa Bali said the attack on Monday by land and air had wounded SDF fighters.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)


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Photopharmacology: Using light for health "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to new research published by Scientific Reports,1 a certain type of LED lighting is "more efficient and effective" at producing vitamin D in your skin than what can be obtained through the sun, "the sunshine vitamin." News-Medical reported that in research conducted by scientists at Boston University School of Medicine, skin samples exposed to RayVio Corporation's 293 nm UV (ultraviolet) LED (light-emitting diode) for just 0.52 minutes could produce more than twice the amount of vitamin D3 as skin samples exposed to sunlight for 32.5 minutes. RayVio Corporation, a health and hygiene company based in California, says it uses advanced health and hygiene technology to provide UV disinfection "for health care environments and devices, for water and air, and for appliances and personal care, (giving) consumers control over health without chemicals or costly consumables."2 Dr. Michael F. Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the university, who led the study, explained: "RayVio's 293nm LED showed the most significant potential for vitamin D3 production in the shortest amount of time. This study will lead to a new generation of technology that can be labeled as photopharmacology in which the use of LEDs with targeted wavelengths can cause specific biologic effects in human skin to help treat and prevent chronic illnesses."3 A number of serious diseases and disorders are linked to vitamin D deficiency, such as osteoporosis, depression, unexplained aches and pains, stomach trouble, certain cancers and rickets. The researchers suggested the 293 nm LED device for making vitamin D could be a perfect fit for patients with fat malabsorption syndromes, including gastric bypass surgery or with inflammatory bowel disease.4

Photopharmacology: Using light for health "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to new research published by Scientific Reports,1 a certain type of LED lighting is "more efficient and effective" at producing vitamin D in your skin than what can be obtained through the sun, "the sunshine vitamin." News-Medical reported that in research conducted by scientists at Boston University School of Medicine, skin samples exposed to RayVio Corporation's 293 nm UV (ultraviolet) LED (light-emitting diode) for just 0.52 minutes could produce more than twice the amount of vitamin D3 as skin samples exposed to sunlight for 32.5 minutes. RayVio Corporation, a health and hygiene company based in California, says it uses advanced health and hygiene technology to provide UV disinfection "for health care environments and devices, for water and air, and for appliances and personal care, (giving) consumers control over health without chemicals or costly consumables."2 Dr. Michael F. Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the university, who led the study, explained: "RayVio's 293nm LED showed the most significant potential for vitamin D3 production in the shortest amount of time. This study will lead to a new generation of technology that can be labeled as photopharmacology in which the use of LEDs with targeted wavelengths can cause specific biologic effects in human skin to help treat and prevent chronic illnesses."3 A number of serious diseases and disorders are linked to vitamin D deficiency, such as osteoporosis, depression, unexplained aches and pains, stomach trouble, certain cancers and rickets. The researchers suggested the 293 nm LED device for making vitamin D could be a perfect fit for patients with fat malabsorption syndromes, including gastric bypass surgery or with inflammatory bowel disease.4

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Twins Legal Battle Over Right to Masturbate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MICHIGAN | 34-year-old conjoined twins are facing each other in court, as one of the siblings is contesting his brothers right to engage in sexual acts without his consent.

Alfred and Wilbert Peterson were born joined at the waist and facing each other, and spent their entire life this way. They have two sets of arms and legs and their own hearts and stomachs but share a lower digestive tract and a penis.

This shared penis has become a major source of conflict between the twins over recent years, and Alfred is now going to court to keep his brother from masturbating.

He keeps playing with our penis without my consent. Thats legally a sexual assault!

Alfred says he is suffering from insomnia after waking up at night on five occasions to catch his brother masturbating.

I dont want to sleep at night because Im afraid hes going to touch me.

As for Wilbert, he claims he has done nothing wrong and insists that he has the legal right to masturbate. He said he waited for his brother to be asleep because he knew he was against it didnt want to disturb or shock him.

Wilberts lawyer, Michael Gallagher, says this trial threatens not only his clients basic human rights, but also the sexuality of all conjoined twins.

The two of them were facing each other in a specially adapted courtroom in Flint, Michigan. Dozens of reporters were present to cover this unusual case, which should clarify many legal issues concerning the sexuality of conjoined twins.

At the moment, the Michigan state law doesnt include any guidelines for individuals sharing the same genital organs.

Across the U.S., the only state to have a law concerning the sexuality of conjoined twins is California, which passed a bill in 2011.

The post Twins Legal Battle Over Right to Masturbate appeared first on NotA...

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New Democracy vice blames Tsipras for far-right AfD win in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

87% of Germans are shocked about the win of the far-right Alternative fr Deutschland (AfD). The first time after World War II, a populist political party with racist features enter the Parliament. Majority of German and international analysts blame Merkels migration policy for the rise of AfD and the losses of CDU and sister party

The post New Democracy vice blames Tsipras for far-right AfD win in Germany appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

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BHU Files FIR Against 1,000 Students for Arson, Two Policemen Removed Over Lathi Charge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A number of students and two journalists were injured in a lathi charge by the police on Saturday night, after which the chief minister asked the divisional commissioner to file a report.

An injured student after police allegedly beat them up during a clash at Banaras Hindu University late Saturday night. Credit: PTI

An injured student after police allegedly beat them up during a clash at Banaras Hindu University late Saturday night. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: After large-scale student protests against the administrations alleged victim shaming and inaction in a molestation case and a police lathi charge on students, the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has registered an FIR against 1,000 students for arson on Monday. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government removed three additional city magistrates...

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Environmental Pollution: There Should be no Experimental Copper Mines Dug in Water-rich Northern Minnesota "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources  (DNR), regarding PolyMets most recent permitting request:

(Email address: NorthMetPermitting.DNR@state.mn.us):

Here are my reasons that the DNR should reject PolyMets permit applications for their earthen tailings dam, their liquid slurry pipeline pumping

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This Is Why You Always Get Interrupted At Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Your posture, tone of voice, and even your diet may play a part in getting your message across.

Do you find yourself being interrupted frequently  at work? Do you find it difficult to finish a sentence in meetings without someone else jumping in, cutting you off, or speaking over you?

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Latest Saudi Arrests: Activists, Judges Are Targeted "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Riyadh (MEE Saudi Arabia detains members of the judiciary and prominent human rights activists in latest wave of arrests.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested leading activists and several members of the judiciary as the kingdom continues its crackdown on dissent.

Local sources said that at least eight men were detained on Monday, among them a mix of religious figures, political thinkers, and popular social media personalities.

Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid, who are both founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), were detained at the weekend.

Related: UK Labour Party Bars Saudi Arabia From Its Conference Over War Crimes

Judges Arrested

The activist-led Twitter account Prisoners of Conscience said that Mondays arrests included six criminal court judges and two justice ministry officials.

The account also alleged that forensic researcher Musa al-Ghannami, who is known for attacking militant groups on social media, had also been detained.

His high-profile TV show often focuses on the crimes of Islamic State and the groups incompatibility with Islamic teachings and values.

Related: Saudi Arabia: 14 Shia At Risk Of Imminent Execution

Dark time

Last week, more than 20 individuals, including prominent religious clerics Salman al-Odah and Awad al-Qarni, were detained within 24 hours.

Abdul Aziz al-Saud, the son of Saudi Arabias former King Fahad, was also arrested.

Amnesty International has said the arrests are targeting the last vestiges of freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Samah Hadid, the groups director of campaigns for the Middle East, said in a statement that this is a dark time for freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia. Issa al-Hamid and Abdulaziz al-Shubaily are prisoners of conscience, the Saudi Arabian authorities mus...

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Iowa Tribes Isle of Man Company Secures Gaming License; Announces Pending Sale of Software Assets to Global Company "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published September 25, 2017

PERKINS, OKLAHOMA  The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has announced that a company owned by the Tribe and its internet gaming enterprise has secured a gaming license in the Isle of Man. Ioway Internet Gaming Enterprise Limited, an Isle of Man company, was issued an online gaming license by the IOM Gambling Supervision Commission on September 7, 2017.  The license was secured by the Iowa Tribe a little less than two years after the tribe first announced its intent to operate an international online gaming website from its tribal lands located within the exterior borders of the State of Oklahoma.

Iowa Tribe Chairman Bobby Walkup said securing the gaming license in the Isle of Man was the last step necessary before the Iowa Tribe could begin exercising its rights under the gaming compact with the State of Oklahoma to operate an online poker site from Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Indian country in Perkins, Oklahoma. The right to conduct such gaming was confirmed when an arbitrator sided with the Tribe in a dispute with the State of Oklahoma over the scope of gaming authorized under the gaming compact.

While the Iowa Tribe and its Isle of Man gaming company are not setting a specific launch date for the online poker site, known as PokerTribe.com, Walkup said PokerTribe.com will go live sometime this fall. Chairman Walkup said a major announcement will be made within the next two weeks concerning the sale of the software company jointly owned by the Tribe and Universal Entertainment Group to an internationally-recognized company.

We are in the final stages of the sale and have been working diligently with Universal Entertainment Group to finalize the transfer of the online gaming assets, which includes the software license agreement, to the company that has an internationally-known brand, Chairman Walkup said. This new relationship will be beneficial to the Tribe and the new software owner as PokerTribe.com enters the international online gaming market.

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma...

12:00

Accelerate Application Modernization with Node.js "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Node.js is much more than an application platform. In a 2016 Forrester report, the research firm talked with several Node.js users and developers to better understand the growth of Node within global enterprises across all a range of industries.

Forresters key takeaways:

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Just Who Is Germanys Angela Merkel? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Berlin (TeleSUR In power for 12 years, the German Chancellor is one of Europes most successful politicians, and at times, one of the most controversial.

Several women are running as their parties leaders in Germanys election on September 24.

But only one has been there before.

Angela Merkel is Europes longest serving leader, first elected as the German Chancellor in 2005.

The 63-year-old leader of the center right Christian Democratic Union, CDU, has lost none of her power in the intervening years and is now standing for her fourth successive term in office.

For many media commentators, she remains an enigma, full of contradictions.

But political insiders insist they understand how she has achieved her longevity.

Image: European Peoples Party

They say she is ultimately, a consummate politician.

Merkel knows how politics works and how to make it work for her, even if that sometimes leaves her exposed to criticism.

The daughter of  a Lutheran pastor, she grew up in a small town in East Germany. She gained a doctorate in physics and worked for a time as a chemist. After a job in the East German government, she moved to the CDU and succeeded in becoming the partys first woman leader before her election win 12 years ago.

Her most controversial stance was during the Europes economic crisis.

When her own country faced a severe downturn in 2011, Merkel unveiled the largest package of austerity measures in the countrys history, with deep cuts in social welfare programs and the public sector.

She said she had no choice if the nation was to weather the financial storm.

The following year, she applied the same tough rules to a southern neighbour.

Merkel resolutely insisted that no more aid would be given to debt-stricken Greece in 2012. Some other European Union countries were in favor.

Related: Merkel Is Angry With America Over Russia Sanctions But Will Do Nothing

But she insisted on a policy of not a penny more.

In July 2015, a Greek bailout agreement was reached in Brussels.

As Greeces parliament p...

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Week ahead in tech: Social media giants under scrutiny over Russian interference "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social media companies, including giants Facebook and Twitter, are in the spotlight over Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 campaign.Twitter will brief the Senate Intelligence Committee next week over Russian influence on its...

11:56

Can you really call lab-grown meat 'clean'? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What do agricultural giant Cargill Inc. and billionaires Richard Branson and Bill Gates have in common? They're among a group of investors who have given, so far, $17 million to Memphis Meats - a startup company that's growing meat (beef, chicken and duck) from animal cells. No actual animals are involved, just their cells, so the idea is that one day environmentally (and ethically) devastating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) could become a thing of the past. Branson is so confident about Memphis Meats' future that he told Bloomberg News, "I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone."1This so-called "clean-meat movement," also known as the cultured protein market, has struck a chord with many, from animal rights groups and vegans to environmental groups and media outlets.

Can you really call lab-grown meat 'clean'? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What do agricultural giant Cargill Inc. and billionaires Richard Branson and Bill Gates have in common? They're among a group of investors who have given, so far, $17 million to Memphis Meats - a startup company that's growing meat (beef, chicken and duck) from animal cells. No actual animals are involved, just their cells, so the idea is that one day environmentally (and ethically) devastating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) could become a thing of the past. Branson is so confident about Memphis Meats' future that he told Bloomberg News, "I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone."1This so-called "clean-meat movement," also known as the cultured protein market, has struck a chord with many, from animal rights groups and vegans to environmental groups and media outlets.

11:55

John Helmer: Washington Post Misses Manaforts Real Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WaPo takes solid evidence of Paul Manaforts real crime of fraud and transforms it into evidence of a fake one.

11:55

Trump at War with Dissent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Trump continues finding ways to disgrace himself, the latest episode Friday evening, criticizing legitimate dissent.

Its the highest form of patriotism, the comment attributed

11:53

Deportations and Harassment of Irish Group Traveling to West Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Departure

I joined the group in Dublin airport on the morning of September 8th and we flew out to Istanbul where we waited in a transit area cafe for a couple of hours. As it turned out our flight departure

11:52

Neo-Nazi Arrested For Trying To Rape His Own Grandmother "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Virginia man known for his links to Neo-Nazi groups has been arrested for attempting to assault and rape his own grandmother.

Jackson, 33, was found in critical condition after his grandmothers pit bulls viciously defended their owner, Prudence Johnston, 78, after her grandchild allegedly tried to undress her and sexually assault her.

The aggression occurred early in the morning after Jackson had come back from the bar heavily intoxicated from alcohol.

He was smelling like vomit and alcohol recalls the husband of the victim and grandfather of the assailant, Angus Johnston, 92.

I was sleeping next to my wife when he jumped on the bed naked and started masturbating over my wifes face he adds, visibly still in shock.

When Prudence started screaming, Billy and Wolf, our two pet pit bulls, jumped on him and bit his ass cheeks and genitals, he admitted to reporters.

 Jacksons grandfather, Angus Johnston, says his grandchild is a good boy at heart but the abuse of drugs has messed his brains up.

It took police officers close to two hours before they eventually freed Jackson from the pit bulls who would not release him, causing severe damage to his posterior and genital area.

Because of the severity of the damage, weve had to amputate a large part of this reproductive organs, Dr. Andrew Schloeringer told reporters.

Possibly, the installment of a prosthesis will at least preserve his ability to urinate properly, he added.

Jacksons grandparents have decided not to press charges claiming that the boy was under heavy influence of drugs and alcohol, as well as their grandson not remembering anything of the sexual assault.

Jackson had recently been living with his grandparents for the past two weeks after he had come out of rehab and had promised to change his ways and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, his grandfather told reporters.

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11:51

US-backed Syrian militia bombed by Russian jets: Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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SDF says it was attacked at gas field in Deir Ezzor province

11:50

NATOs Fake News Russia Scare Increases Defense Waste "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The military of the Russian Federation is organized in four districts west, central, east and south. Each year one of the districts will stage a division size maneuver. 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers leave their quarters to move against imaginary

11:49

Oil Search Divestment delivers K100 million return for PNG "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Papua New Guinea  Prime Minister,  Peter ONeill  has questioned the integrity of the Member for Moresby North West, Sir Mekere Morauta, over comments he has made in relation to the decision by Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited to divest shares in Oil Search Limited, saying it is just typical Opposition politics.
The Prime Minister dismissed the claims that are based on Sir Mekeres imaginary figures, saying instead that on balance the State had made around the 100 million Kina from the sale in Oil Search project.

The States investment in Oil Search was the right decision at the time, it helped maintain confidence in the oil and gas sector, but was undermined by unforeseen global factors and baseless political opposition, the Prime Minister said.
This has been a business decision based on anticipated return on investment, and has delivered the most prudent outcome for the State considering the consequences of the earlier energy price lows.
Terminating the collar arrangement has resulted in a recovery of the remaining prepaid interest on the loan.
The balance from this deal will likely be a 100 million Kina gain for Papua New Guinea.
This is nothing like the shady deal by Sir Mekeres friends in the Somare Government, who lost the State hundreds of millions of Kina through the IPIC deal and subsequent losses suffered as result of currency swap on the loan from US dollar to Australian dollar.
The reality is that the Oil Search arrangement did not cost the State a toea from Treasury in repayments or interest.
Repayments were made through the collar and the sale of shares was scheduled over time to repay the loan.
The Prime Minister said in early 2014 that action had to be taken to protect the interests of the State, and investment in the largest resources company was the right move.
We were at risk of a situation where shareholding in one of the largest companies in the country would fall into the wrong hands.
We had seen similar outcomes ten years earlier when a previous Government had allowed this to happen.
The Governments intervention to buy shares in Oil Search had a positive influence in the direction Oil Search has taken and boosted investor confidence in Papua New Guinea.
PM ONeill condemned the blatant ongoing negative politicisation of investment in the countrys resources by people who should know better.
There are arm-chair critics who make no positive input to...

11:48

Unlimited Imperialism, History of American Militarism: Light at the End of the Tunnel? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the line of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy

Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin

11:48

London exhibition against Trumps misogyny "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 2016 video from the USA is called 10 minutes of Donald Trump demeaning, objectifying, and insulting women | The Briefing.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Artists rally against misogyny in east London

Monday 25th September 2017

ARTISTS rallied against misogyny and celebrated women in the arts at an exhibition in east London over the weekend.

Exhibition organiser Nasty Women UK is part of a global project sparked in response to the abuse spouted by US President Donald Trump against his rival candidate Hillary Clinton during the US presidential elections.

Over 40 exhibitions have taken place around the globe since the projects inception earlier this year to protest against the threats to roll back womens rights, individual rights and abortion rights.

Last weekends event in Hackney Wicks Stour Space saw artists, poets and speakers celebrate women, and promote equality and acceptance, co-organiser Antonia Kimbell told the Star.

She described Nasty Women as a response to whats not working in the world, and what would make a difference.

Ms Kimbell said that although people are despondent and unsettled by the current political climate, transformation can happen. So much support for the event says a lot.

Artists from the US and Syria submitted works for the exhibition, with donations going to the charity End Violence Against Women.

So far, the event has raised around 2,000.

One of the artworks was submitted by Louisa Johnson, the great-great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. The piece represents the discrimination Pankhurst faced after leaving prison when she was blocked from continuing her studies....

11:45

The Cabals Plan Is Becoming Clearer, They Are All In (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Cabals Plan Is Becoming Clearer, They Are All In Video X22 Report BIS warns that the world is headed into a debt trap that will paralyze the world. Obamacare repeal is now out of the question, Obamacare will...

The post The Cabals Plan Is Becoming Clearer, They Are All In (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:45

A Failing Empire: Russia and China's Military Strategy to Contain the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Looking at the global political landscape over the last month, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at Americas disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, an acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of Americas declining unipolar moment. This series of three articles will focus firstly on the military aspect of these ongoing changes, then the economics at play, and finally, how and why smaller countries are transitioning from the unipolar camp to the multipolar field.

11:44

RAT WEDDING: Hindu Man Marries a Rat, Claiming its Reincarnation of His Dead Wife "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

India | An unusual wedding took place this morning in Delhi, as a Hindu man married a female rat which he claims is a reincarnation of his first wife.

41-year old Chidhatma Basu lost his wife in a car accident in January 2017. The father of four young girls says he was completely devastated for months, until one day, he made an unusual encounter.

This little female rat showed up on my doorstep, and it had my wifes eyes and nose.

Mr. Basu says he rapidly understood that the rodent was the reincarnation of his deceased wife.

I offered it my wifes favorite cookies, and it devoured it just like she would have done.

He claims the animal was immediately affectionate, and even looked at him the same way that his wife did. Mr. Basu consulted temple officials about the mysterious animal and was assured that the rat was, indeed, his reincarnated wife.

The Hindu priest who performed the Hindu wedding ceremony says that Mr. Basu is extremely lucky to have found his dead wife again in her new form.

While Hindus believe that it is possible for a human being to be reincarnated in animal form, weddings between humans and animals are extremely rare. This unusual ceremony ended up being very controversial and caused a lot of reactions in India.

Many Hindu commentators defended Mr. Basus religious rights and saluted his good karma, while others criticized the ceremony, saying it gave India a negative image as a backward country filled with zoophiles.

Some American and European organizations implicated in the defense of animal rights have also condemned the wedding.

In a tweet published a few hours after the ceremony, PETA called the ceremony disgusting and barbaric and called for Mr. Basu to be jailed.

Despite these critics, the wedding was entirely legal under Indian law, so Mr. Basu and his new wife arent likely to be bothered.

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11:42

Closing in on cancer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

THE numbers are stark. Cancer claimed the lives of 8.8m people in 2015; only heart disease caused more deaths. Around 40% of Americans will be told they have cancer during their lifetimes. It is now a bigger killer of Africans than malaria. But the statistics do not begin to capture the fear inspired by cancers silent and implacable cellular mutiny. Only Alzheimers exerts a similar grip on the imagination.

Confronted with this sort of enemy, people understandably focus on the potential for scientific breakthroughs that will deliver a cure. Their hope is not misplaced. Cancer has become more and more survivable over recent decades owing to a host of advances, from genetic sequencing to targeted therapies. The five-year survival rate for leukemia in America has almost doubled, from 34% in the mid-1970s to 63% in 2006-12. America is home to about 15.5m cancer survivors, a number that will grow to 20m in the next ten years. Developing countries have made big gains, too: in parts of Central and South America, survival rates for prostate and breast cancer have jumped by as much as a fifth in only a decade.

11:42

The Cumhuriyet seventeen face hearing amid continuing press crackdown in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two weeks ago, judges refused to release the five remaining journalists detained from Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper under false charges. Today, they face another hearing in a country where more than 100 journalists are behind bars.

"Cumhuriyet keep quiet". Can Erok/PA Images. All rights reserved.Today, in a crowded courtroom in Istanbul, a group of 17 employees of Cumhuriyet newspaper will stand trial, accused of a ludicrous range of charges related to terrorism, some facing up to 43 years in jail. Their real crime? Their journalism for a newspaper that fiercely maintains its independence, that refuses to shy away from criticising the Turkish authorities, even in the face of tremendous pressure, as the country has become the worlds most prolific jailer of journalists.

I witnessed this mockery of justice first-hand two weeks ago, when I travelled to Turkey to monitor the last session of the trial of the Cumhuriyet 17 on 11th September. Our determined group of observers gathered early that Monday morning, leaving the hotel shortly after 6:30 am to make the 100-kilometre journey outside Istanbul to Silivri, the site of a large prison campus that included a courtroom where the 17 journalists were to be tried that day, in the second hearing of their trial, which had started in July.

It is unclear why that hearing was set to take place so far away, when the previous session and the one to follow would be held in the city centre, but it seemed intended to discourage observers from attending. Regardless, observers were plentiful. Among our international group were activists, lawyers, journalists, diplomats, and politicians, including a Member of the European Parliament. Local supporters were also out in full force: family members, lawyers, NGO representatives, and opposition activists, many of whom did not get in as the courtroom was full.

Having read We Are Arrested by C...

11:41

Russian Occupation of Crimea Marked by Grave Human Rights Violations Arbitrary arrests, detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sept. 25, 2017, at 5:13 a.m.

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GENEVA (Reuters) Russia is committing grave human rights violations in Crimea, including its imposition of citizenship and by deporting prisoners, a U.N. human rights report said on Monday.

Grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture, and at least one extra-judicial execution were documented, the report said.

(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Stephanie Nebehay and Raissa Kasolowsky)


11:40

Up to 35,000 evacuated as Bali on high alert for looming volcanic eruption "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Up to 35,000 people have fled a looming volcanic eruption on the island of Bali after some 300 tremors, increasing in both frequency and intensity, registered between midnight and 6am Sunday. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency has set up temporary shelters for evacuees and provided 14 tons of aid including food, water, tents, blankets and mattresses. "Four days after we raised the alert level to level three, there were extraordinary tremors ... the biggest since 1963. So, we raised the alert level to level four," the head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), Kasbani, told News.com.au. "We could not predict when the mountain will erupt," he added. "However, we don't know whether the eruption now will be bigger or smaller. If we see the eruption in 1963, it could take one year."

Up to 35,000 evacuated as Bali on high alert for looming volcanic eruption "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Up to 35,000 people have fled a looming volcanic eruption on the island of Bali after some 300 tremors, increasing in both frequency and intensity, registered between midnight and 6am Sunday. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency has set up temporary shelters for evacuees and provided 14 tons of aid including food, water, tents, blankets and mattresses. "Four days after we raised the alert level to level three, there were extraordinary tremors ... the biggest since 1963. So, we raised the alert level to level four," the head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), Kasbani, told News.com.au. "We could not predict when the mountain will erupt," he added. "However, we don't know whether the eruption now will be bigger or smaller. If we see the eruption in 1963, it could take one year."

11:37

Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On September 25, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISIS faces pressure on multiple fronts in Syria and Iraq:

  • in the provinces of Deir Ezzor as well as in the city of Raqqah in Syria;
  • in the areas of Hawija and Rawah in Iraq.

Recently, Syrian government forces have liberated a large area northwest of Deir Ezzor city, inclding Maadan town, from ISIS and continued their military operation against ISIS in the countryside of Deir Ezzor city.

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are still struggling with the ISIS defense in Raqqah city. The SDF is also advancing north of Deir Ezzor with an aim to seize oil and gas infrastructure on the east bank of the Euphrates. On September 25, the SDF accused Russia of striking its positions near the Koniku gas factory in the al-Taybeh area.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have liberated 120 villages in the Hawija area from ISIS. Now, they are developing the second stage of their operation in the area.

Firefights have been also reported in the area of Rawah town located on the Deir Ezzor-Baghdad highway.

Military Situation In Syria And Iraq On September 25, 2017 (Map Update)

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11:35

San Diego seeks the help of Homeland Security with hepatitis A outbreak "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A clinic providing shots to in a bid to contain a deadly hepatitis A outbreak continued Friday inside the community concourse outside San Diego City Hall. About 880 people received shots Thursday at the clinic, part of an extensive effort to curb the spread of the epidemic that has killed 16 people and sickened more than 400. The clinic ran through 4 p.m., and was hosted by the city of San Diego, Downtown San Diego Partnership and American Medical Response, which provides the city with ambulance services. Beyond the local Homeland Security office, Mayor Faulconer said he has no plans right now to ask for federal assistance. He does however, intend to continue working alongside city and county officials - an undertaking that will continue for quite some time. The outbreak -- which started in November -- has primarily hit the homeless and drug users.

San Diego seeks the help of Homeland Security with hepatitis A outbreak "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A clinic providing shots to in a bid to contain a deadly hepatitis A outbreak continued Friday inside the community concourse outside San Diego City Hall. About 880 people received shots Thursday at the clinic, part of an extensive effort to curb the spread of the epidemic that has killed 16 people and sickened more than 400. The clinic ran through 4 p.m., and was hosted by the city of San Diego, Downtown San Diego Partnership and American Medical Response, which provides the city with ambulance services. Beyond the local Homeland Security office, Mayor Faulconer said he has no plans right now to ask for federal assistance. He does however, intend to continue working alongside city and county officials - an undertaking that will continue for quite some time. The outbreak -- which started in November -- has primarily hit the homeless and drug users.

11:30

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate: What about israel? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate: What about Israel? Pro-Israel neocons work to push the U.S. into wars that will damage Israels perceived enemies. Top row (L-R) Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Lewis Libby.  Bottom row (L-R) John Bolton, Elliott Abrams, Robert Kagan, Michael Ledeen, William Kristol, Frank Gaffney. For more information []

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11:27

Euro slips on Merkels losses, fractured parliament Increasing risk for Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The single currency has snapped a two-day rising streak and edged lower after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faces tough coalition choices, with markets sensing an increasing risk for Europe.

Brse in Frankfurt Dax-Konzerne im Aufwind (picture-alliance/dpa/F. Rumpenhorst)

Investors cooled on the euro after Angela Merkels ruling Christian Democrat-led alliance took a hit in the German election at the weekend. The single currency weakened as much as 0.5 percent against the US dollar in early Asia trade before recovering slightly to be 0.2 weaker at $1.1934 in European trading on Monday.

Although securing a comfortable 32.7 percent of the vote, a loss about 9 percent means Merkels only option to form a government is a complex three-way tie-up with the environmentalist Greens and the liberal Free Democrats.

Ulrich Stephan, senior Deutsche Bank analysts, said coalition talks were sure to become tedious. Issues such as digitization and education, as well as tax, energy and EU policy are very contentious among them, he said in a note.

But Mark Haefele, Chief Investment Officer at UBS, believes the euros decline will be short-lived. While it is possible that the euro [reflects] disappointment over the absence of a grand coalition, the presence of the liberal Free Democrats [FDP] in government could lead to stronger German pressure for fiscal discipline in peripheral countries, a long-term positive for the currency, he said.

While the yield on Germanys benchmark 10-year sovereign debt is flat at 0.44 percent, yields on the edge of the euro currency area, where economic performance is less robust and government spending is looser, are rising as investors sell the debt. The move comes amid concern that the new politics in Germany will make eurozones main economic power more likely to take a tougher line on fiscal discipline in the currency area. The likely presence of the Free Democrats in the new coalition makes such an approach more likely

Read more: Disappointing victory for Angela Merkel as CDU sinks, nationalist AfD surges

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11:27

US will certainly not strike North Korea for Pyongyang is armed with nuclear weapons: Lavrov "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russias foreign minister says the United States will not conduct a strike on North Korea because the Americans know for certain that Pyongyang is equipped with nuclear bombs. Americans wont strike [North] Korea, because not only do they suspect, but know for sure that Pyongyang has nuclear weapons, Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russias NTV television channel aired on Sunday, as cited by TASS news agency. The top Russian diplomat added that he was not defending the North by making such comments but almost everyone agrees with such an analysis. An international uproar was created over Pyongyangs sixth and the biggest nuclear test to date, which was conducted on September 3. The bomb, detonated underground, was reportedly about 16 times the size of Americas atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. The North also staged an intermediate-range missile test over Japan some two weeks later, drawing Tokyos strong condemnation. Read more: US will certainly not strike North Korea for Pyongyang is armed with nuclear weapons: Lavrov

11:25

A Risky Referendum for Kurdistan Underway in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least the combative and haughty Israeli prime minister is forthright: he supports a free and independent Kurdistan. Tomorrows vote by Iraqi Kurdish parties to secede from Iraq may well push the country into another war, a civil war. (Doubtless nothing would please Israel more.) The referendum is opposed by neighboring powers, but most significantly by the central government in Baghdad. It is a far more serious move that the well publicized Catalonian vote in Spain scheduled for October 1st, also more perilous than Middle East-watchers let on. Why the Iraqi referendum is receiving so little scrutiny, I dont know. Our revered English language fake-news establishment (e.g. The NYTimes and The Guardian, among them) is underplaying the significance of a Kurdistan secession, also denying American and British endorsement for it. In reality the US and UK are totally with Israel in promoting and supporting north Iraqs independence. Irans and Turkeys opposition is well known; Syria would also be in that camp although no one publicly listens to Syria these days. (Remember that US troops are closely collaborating with Syrian Kurdish forces in opposition to Damascus.) Reading the buried articles on Iraqi Kurdish national aspirations, one would gather its a scheme conceived after the 2003 US invasion, and advanced only by Kurdish leaders. This is nonsense. Read more: A Risky Referendum for Kurdistan Underway in Iraq

11:25

The Steep Price of Disaster in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rebuilding with no insurance and little government aid.

Wolf here: Don Quijones and his wife, who is from Mexico, spent part of the summer in Mexico but returned to Spain a few days before the earthquake. DQs in-laws live in Puebla, Mexico City, and Morelos among the hardest hit places. They got through it unharmed and are more or less OK for now. But a lot of uncertainties remain. My thoughts are with them.

Rescue efforts in Mexico are beginning to wind down after a trepidatory (vertical) earthquake unleashed destruction and bedlam in Mexico City and the two central states of Puebla and Morelos on Tuesday. The temblor took place 32 years to the day after a horrendous quake killed at least 10,000 people in Mexico City in 1985.

Thankfully, the number of victims this time is many magnitudes lower, due largely to improved building standards and enhanced public awareness in the wake of the 85 quake. Nonetheless, the death toll is close to 300 with thousands more injured. And for survivors the financial toll is just beginning.

Just as happened in 1985, the response of civil society to the latest disaster has been astounding. As CNNs Mexico correspondent Susannah Rigg reports, rather than rushing away from danger in the immediate aftermath of the quake, many people ran towards it, in order to help others who may be trapped in collapsed buildings

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11:23

The Iran 'Nuclear Deal' Leads to War, Not Peace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The so-called Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was hailed as historic when the United States among other nations became a signatory of it. Then US President Barack Obama, attempted to make convincing statements regarding Americas commitment to the deal. However, Americas rhetoric compared to its actual actions diplomatically, militarily, and geopolitically told two different stories. The deal was created in 2015, 4 full years since the United States engineered a destructive proxy war in Syria one of Irans closest and most crucial regional allies. By 2015, the United States had already committed to direct military intervention in Syria, occupying Syrian territory, directly arming, funding, and providing air support for militants seizing Syrian territory, and even constructing military bases within Syrias borders. By 2015, the United States was revealed to have poured billions of dollars into arming militants ranging from Kurdish groups in Syrias northeast, to militants aligned to Al Qaeda and even the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in northern and southern Syria. Read more: The Iran Nuclear Deal Leads to War, Not Peace

11:22

German election, the day after: AfDs Frauke Petry wont join parliamentary group "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alternative for Germany co-chair Frauke Petry has shocked her party colleagues by saying she wont join their new parliamentary group in the Bundestag. SPD leader Schulz says again that SPD will enter opposition.

Deutschland Bundestagswahl | AfD Wahlparty | Petry (picture alliance/dpa/B. Von Jutrczenka)
  • AfD co-chair Frauke Petry will not join her partys parliamentary party in the new Bundestag.
  • The decision follows months of feuding between Petry and the rest of the AfD leadership.
  • On Sunday, the AfD won 12.6 percent of the national vote and will enter the Bundestag for the first time.

All updates in Central European Summer Time (UTC +2)

 

10:53 The CSUs former minister president of Bavaria, Gnther Backstein, has said the Greens and the CSU are like fire and water. FDP vice-chair Wolfgang Kubicki has said talks on a CDU/CSU-FDP-Green coalition will not be a sure-fire success.

10:18 SPD top candidate Martin Schulz says once again that his party will go into opposition in the new parliament and not enter a new grand coalition with Chancellor Merkels CDU and the CSU.

09:52 Following Petrys departure, Gauland said he did not believe his statements were responsible for Petrys decision.

Petry had publically criticized Gauland for saying that the AfD would go after the new government and for saying that Germany should be proud of its soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, which she said were not constructive and could push voters away from the party.

09:34 AfD co-chair Jrg Meuthen apologized for the incident and said he had had no knowledge of Petrys decision, which he said was a bombshell.

Petry later referenced inner party disagreements and her belief that the AfD could offer nothing more than opposition for her decision.

We should be open about the fact there there is conflict regarding content within the AfD, we should not pretend it doesnt exist, Petry told reporters. She added that the party had become anarchical in the weeks leading up to the election and can....

11:22

Can a Nation Be Mentally Deranged? Apparently so. America is Exhibit A, run by recklessly dangerous lunatics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Can a Nation Be Mentally Deranged? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org Home Stephen Lendman) Apparently so. America is Exhibit A, run by recklessly dangerous lunatics no matter which right wing of its duopoly governance holds power. Clear proof is overwhelming. Madness defines US policy. The nation is permanently at war on humanity, naked aggression []

11:22

Syria - U.S. CentCom Declares War On Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday three high ranking Russian officers were killed in an "ISIS attack" in eastern-Syrian. It is likely that they were killed by U.S. special forces or insurgents under U.S. special forces control. The incident will be understood as a declaration...

11:21

Civilian deaths are 'price you pay' to beat Isis, says British general in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A British general in Iraq has said the deaths of innocent people caught up in coalition air strikes against Isis are the price you pay for defeating the extremists. More than 5,000 civilians have been killed in attacks by the US-led mission against militant strongholds in Iraq and Syria, independent figures suggest. Officials put the number at about 700. Major-General Rupert Jones said it was impossible to target the evil extremists, who are holed up in densely packed cities, without collateral impacts that included the loss of women and children. RAF fighter planes and drones were deployed in the successful mission to wrest back control of Mosul in Iraq, with the last west Mosul neighbourhood liberated in July. Kurdish intelligence officials previously told The Independent that as many as 40,000 died in the battle for Mosul alone, most from a combination of international air strikes and artillery strikes on the ground. Read more: Civilian deaths are price you pay to beat Isis, says British general in Iraq

11:20

No proper precautions: US-led coalition airstrikes near Raqqa killed 84 civilians, Human Rights Watch says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria killed at least 84 civilians, 30 children among them, when it carried out two lethal airstrikes near Raqqa in March, HRW said, adding that no precautions to minimize civilian losses were taken. In the two deadliest attacks, the US-led coalition struck a school and a market killing at least 84 civilians, including 30 children, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a 42-page report released on Monday, adding that the coalition did not take adequate precautions to minimize civilian casualties. Although ISIS [Islamic State] fighters were also at these sites, the high civilian death toll raises concerns that military forces of the US-led coalition failed to take necessary precautions to avoid and minimize civilian casualties, a requirement under international humanitarian law, it added. Read more: No proper precautions: US-led coalition airstrikes near Raqqa killed 84 civilians, Human Rights Watch says

11:19

Debt Rattle September 25 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pablo Picasso Portrait of the artists mother 1896   Colin Kaepernick Has Won: He Wanted A Conversation And Trump Started It (G.) The World Cant Stop Borrowing Dollars (BBG) Whats Around The Corner For The Hottest Emerging Markets (BBG) China Plans Closer Oversight of $304 Billion in State Company Funds (BBG)

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11:18

New Mass Extinction Event Coming To Earth Soon: MIT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A mathematician from MIT predicts that the 6th mass extinction event is right around the corner and will be with us by the year 2100, and is due to the fourth most abundant element in [...]

11:17

Meanwhile In Puerto Rico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"






11:17

Kushner and other White House staff use private email for official business "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trumps son-in-law has been using a private email account along with some other White House officials to conduct official business, his lawyer says. White House senior advisor Jared Kushner has used the personal account to talk about different issues with figures such as former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and his father-in-laws chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, Politico reported Sunday. Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business, Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner, said in a statement Sunday. Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address. Read more: Kushner and other White House staff use private email for official business

11:16

Equifax Data Breach Disaster Could Sink The Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The recent hack of the credit monitoring company Equifax and the exposure of sensitive information of 143 million Americans will be disastrous for the credit industry, and therefore the economy. Modern capitalism is based on [...]

11:15

The Steep Price of Disaster in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Steep Price of Disaster in Mexico from Wolf Street Rebuilding with no insurance and little government aid. Wolf here: Don Quijones and his wife, who is from Mexico, spent part of the summer in Mexico but returned to Spain...

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11:15

Trump Bars Breitbart From Alabama Rally As Feud With Bannon Escalates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apparently, this is what Steve Bannon meant when he swore he would never turn on his old boss during a series of interviews he gave after leaving the West Wing. The simmering feud between Breitbart and President Donald Trump intensified on Friday as the Trump communications team barred a Breitbart reporter from the press pool during a Trump rally in Alabama, where the president was campaigning for Luther Strange (aka Big L) his pick to permanently fill the Alabama senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump announced his support for Strange weeks ago, eliciting howls of outrage from Bannon and Breitbart, who have accused Strange of being a swamp creature and blasted him for his association with former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned earlier this year following a widely publicized sex scandal. Strange served as attorney general of Alabama (Sessions old job) under Bentley, and has been working with Trump for months after being appointed by Bentley to temporarily fill Sessions old seat. Read more: Trump Bars Breitbart From Alabama Rally As Feud With Bannon Escalates

11:15

My Threats Are Bigger Than Your Threats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not since Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev banged his fists and waved his shoe at the UN in 1960 has a world leader made such a spectacle of himself as President Donald Trump did this past week at the world organization.

11:14

Turkeys Erdogan to discuss response to Iraqi referendum during Iran visit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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FILE PHOTO Turkeys President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 1, 2017. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss with Tehran their response to the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum when he visits Iran next week with the Turkish chief of staff, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday.

Yildirims comments, in an interview broadcast on multiple Turkish television channels, came after Erdogan spoke by phone on Sunday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and voiced concern that the referendum will cause regional chaos. Erdogan is due to visit Iran on Oct. 4.

Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan


11:13

Trump adds North Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new extended travel ban announced by Donald Trumps administration will restrict travel to the US from North Korea and Venezuela, as well as from Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia countries included in previous bans based on security or safety threat. The new restrictions, which come as a result of a review of previous travel bans challenged in American courts, are set to take effect on October 18. North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements, the Sunday proclamation said, explaining the addition. The document, titled Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats, was published on the White Houses website. Read more: Trump adds North Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan

11:12

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The two sides have been locked in a struggle over a unity deal that could loosen Hamas's hold on Gaza

11:11

German elections: Nationalist Party wins MPs for first time in half a century "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A far-right party has won seats in the German parliament for the first time in half a century, in an election that saw Angela Merkel returned as chancellor for the fourth contest straight. The German chancellor pledged to address the concerns of people who voted for the anti-Muslim and anti-immigration AfD after initial results showed it winning 13.5 per cent of the vote at the higher end of what was expected. Meanwhile, the centre-left SPD the current coalition partners of Ms Merkels CDU and a titan of German politics for 150 years have hit a historic low of just 20 per cent, the social democratic partys worst showing since the Second World War. Small parties in general did well in the election and were all up on their 2013 results, with the the liberal FDP re-entering the Bundestag with 10.5 per cent of the vote, the Greens on 9.5 per cent, and the left-wing Die Linke on 9 per cent. Turnout and voter participation also appears to have climbed since the previous election, which was held in 2013. Read more: German elections: Nationalist Party wins MPs for first time in half a century

11:10

Dwayne Johnson just launched his own creative ad agency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anyone whos followed The Rocks career knows never to underestimate the man known as Dwayne Johnson, or put his 6-foot-5, 258 lb frame in any specific career box. Otherwise youd never have guessed the same guy who asked WWE fans if they could smell what he was cookin would one day sing in a hit Disney

Anyone whos followed The Rocks career knows never to underestimate the man known as Dwayne Johnson, or put his 6-foot-5, 258 lb frame in any specific career box. Otherwise youd never have guessed the same guy who asked WWE fans if they could smell what he was cookin would one day sing in a hit Disney film.

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11:09

Up to 35,000 evacuated as Bali on high alert for volcanic eruption "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Up to 35,000 people have fled a looming volcanic eruption on the island of Bali after some 300 tremors, increasing in both frequency and intensity, registered between midnight and 6am Sunday. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency has set up temporary shelters for evacuees and provided 14 tons of aid including food, water, tents, blankets and mattresses. Four days after we raised the alert level to level three, there were extraordinary tremors the biggest since 1963. So, we raised the alert level to level four, the head of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), Kasbani, told News.com.au. We could not predict when the mountain will erupt, he added. However, we dont know whether the eruption now will be bigger or smaller. If we see the eruption in 1963, it could take one year. Read more: Up to 35,000 evacuated as Bali on high alert for volcanic eruption

11:09

Germanys Heckler and Koch to Stop Selling Guns to Saudi Arabia and israel, Calls Them Corrupt Countries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Germanys Heckler and Koch to Stop Selling Guns to Saudi Arabia and Israel, Calls Them Corrupt Countries The company announced its new policy in its most recent annual report, stating that it will now only sell to green countries and those that met Transparency Internationals corruption perceptions index as well as the Economist Intelligence Units []

11:08

Peru Authorities Shut Down First Pirate Websites, Three Arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For a country with a soaring crime rate, where violent car-jackings and other violent crime are reportedly commonplace, Internet piracy isnt something thats been high on the agenda in Peru.

Nevertheless, under pressure from rightsholders, local authorities have now taken decisive action against the countrys most popular pirate sites.

On the orders of prosecutor Miguel ngel Puicn, a specialized police unit carried out searches earlier this month looking for the people behind Pelis24 (Movies24) and Series24, sites that are extremely popular across all of South America, not just Peru.

Local media reports that an initial search took place in the Los Olivos district of the Lima Province where two people were arrested in connection with the sites. On the same day, a second search was executed in the town of Rimac where a third person was detained.

The case was launched following a rightsholder complaint to the Special Prosecutors Office for Customs Crimes and Intellectual Property in Lima. It stated that three domains pelis24.com, pelis24.tv and series24.tv were offering unlicensed movies and TV shows to the public.

In view of the abundant evidence, the office requested measures indicative of the right to the criminal judge. A search was carried out in search of the property and the preliminary 48-hour detention of the people investigated was requested, authorities said in a statement.

The warrant not only covered seizure of physical items but also the domain names associated with the platforms. As shown in the image below, they now display the following seizure banner (translated from Spanish).

Pelis24/Series24 Seizure Banner

Authorities say that a detailed preliminary investigation took place in order to corroborate the information provided by the complainant. Once the measures were approved by a judge, the Prosecutors Office acted in coordination with the Investigations Division of the High Technology Crimes unit to carry out the operation.

According to Puicn, this is the first action against the operators of a pirate site in Peru.

The purpose was to have the detainees close the sites voluntarily after providing us with the login codes, he s...

11:08

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Maher ChmaytelliAhmed Jadallah

 Kurdish voters

Erbil, Iraq  Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East.

Polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a.m. (1.00 a.m. ET) and should close at 6:00 p.m. The final results should be announced within 72 hours.

The vote, expected to deliver a comfortable yes for independence, is not binding and is meant to give Massoud Barzanis KRG a mandate to negotiate secession of the oil producing region with Baghdad and neighboring states.

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Massoud Barzani

We have been waiting 100 years for this day, said Rizgar, standing in a queue of men waiting to cast a ballot in a school in Erbil, the KRG capital.

We want to have a state, with Gods help. Today is a celebration for all Kurds. God willing, we wil...

11:07

'Bollocks to Brexit!' Protesters march on Labour conference demanding UK stays in the EU as Corbyn REFUSES to rule out keeping free movement and hints at INDEFINITE transition period "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jeremy Corbyn refused to rule out keeping free movement after Brexit today as he hinted that a transition period could go on indefinitely. The Labour leader desperately dodged when pressed whether loose immigration rules should be maintained after we formally leave the EU. And he said it was impossible to put a timescale on how long the status quo should be maintained before ties are finally cut. The desperate flannelling, in an interview to kick off the Labour conference in Brighton this morning, came as Labour faced a huge split on Brexit. Some 30 MPs have signed a letter demanding that the UK stays in the single market and there is pressure for a vote to be held by delegates this week. Pro-EU demonstrators also marched outside the conference venue today, calling for Labour to reverse the result of the historic referendum. Read more: Bollocks to Brexit! Protesters march on Labour conference demanding UK stays in the EU as Corbyn REFUSES to rule out keeping free movement and hints at INDEFINITE transition period

11:07

Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico as dam failure fears prompt the evacuation of 70,000K people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A terrifying torrent of water swept through Puerto Rico after a dam failed at Lake Guajataca in the northwest region. Water was seen sweeping through the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas after the dam sustained structural damage from Hurricane Maria. Nearly 16 inches of rain fell in the area, significantly raising water levels on the 90-year-old dam. Earlier, Puerto Rican authorities had scrambled to evacuate as many as 70,000 people after the National Weather Service warned that failure of the dam was 'imminent' and could lead to 'life-threatening' flash flooding. The National Weather Service first learned of a 'contained breach' during a Friday afternoon inspection and said a full breach would result in large peak flows that could reach the coast in under 12 hours.

Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico as dam failure fears prompt the evacuation of 70,000 people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A terrifying torrent of water swept through Puerto Rico after a dam failed at Lake Guajataca in the northwest region. Water was seen sweeping through the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas after the dam sustained structural damage from Hurricane Maria. Nearly 16 inches of rain fell in the area, significantly raising water levels on the 90-year-old dam. Earlier, Puerto Rican authorities had scrambled to evacuate as many as 70,000 people after the National Weather Service warned that failure of the dam was 'imminent' and could lead to 'life-threatening' flash flooding. The National Weather Service first learned of a 'contained breach' during a Friday afternoon inspection and said a full breach would result in large peak flows that could reach the coast in under 12 hours.

Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico as dam failure fears prompt the evacuation of 70,000 people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A terrifying torrent of water swept through Puerto Rico after a dam failed at Lake Guajataca in the northwest region. Water was seen sweeping through the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas after the dam sustained structural damage from Hurricane Maria. Nearly 16 inches of rain fell in the area, significantly raising water levels on the 90-year-old dam. Earlier, Puerto Rican authorities had scrambled to evacuate as many as 70,000 people after the National Weather Service warned that failure of the dam was 'imminent' and could lead to 'life-threatening' flash flooding. The National Weather Service first learned of a 'contained breach' during a Friday afternoon inspection and said a full breach would result in large peak flows that could reach the coast in under 12 hours.

11:05

EU 'wants 50billion from UK' as part of Brexit negotiations, according to senior diplomats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Europe is set to seek a 50bn (44bn) divorce bill to break the stalemate as Britain haggles over a deal to leave the European Union, according to senior European diplomats. This financial settlement is at least twice the amount offered by Theresa May, which is reported to be in the region of 20bn. The UK needed to issue an agreement in-principle in order to start trade talks, EU sources told The Sunday Telegraph. The Prime Ministers speech in Florence on Friday stated that Britain will honour commitments agreed when it was an EU member. Ms May did not mention a specific amount that the UK would pay into the EU for the two years after it leaves in March 2019. EU officials are pushing for more detailed information concerning the rights of EU citizens, as well as the monetary deal. Read more: EU wants 50billion from UK as part of Brexit negotiations, according to senior diplomats

11:03

Experts say United Cyber Caliphate hackers have low-level cyber capabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

United Cyber Caliphate members stopped trying to develop their own hacking and communication tools and used to search them into the criminal underground.

According to Kyle Wilhoit, a senior security researcher at DomainTools, who made a speech at the DerbyCon hacking conference in US, ISIS members stopped trying to develop their own hacking and communication tools and used to search them into the criminal underground.

United Cyber Caliphate ISIS mobile app-download-page

The expert explained that members of hacker groups that go under the banner of the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) have low-level coding skills and their opsec are garbage.

ISIS members belonging to groups under the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) developed three apps for their communication, they also developed trivial malware whom code was riddled with bugs.

ISIS is really really bad at the development of encryption software and malware, Wilhoit explained. The apps are sh*t to be honest, they have several vulnerabilities in each system that renders them useless.

Due to their technical limitations, ISIS-linked groups started using mainstream communication systems like Telegram and Russian email services that are widely used by cyber criminals.

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11:03

Nick Clegg claims EU referendum was a 'photo finish' and claims Remain could win a re-run because Brexit voters are DYING OFF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nick Clegg today claimed the EU referendum was a photo finish and that Remain would win a re-run because Brexit voters are dying off. The former Lib Dem leader claimed voters had been promised a utopia that will not be delivered and Britain should push the pause button on Brexit. The arch-remainer demanded another referendum to thwart Brexit and keep Britain in the Brussels club. And he risked infuriating older voters by claiming the Remain side would emerge victorious in another contest as older voters would have passed away. Read more: Nick Clegg claims EU referendum was a photo finish and claims Remain could win a re-run because Brexit voters are DYING OFF

11:02

What is Edge Computing and How Its Changing the Network "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Edge computing is a mesh network of micro data centers that process or store critical data locally and push all received data to a central data center or cloud storage repository, in a footprint of less than 100 square feet, according to research firm IDC.

It is typically referred to in IoT use cases, where edge devices would collect data sometimes massive amounts of it and send it all to a data center or cloud for processing. Edge computing triages the data locally so some of it is processed locally, reducing the backhaul traffic to the central repository.

11:02

Leading AfD figure refuses to join German partys parliamentary group Dissent within the party Frauke Petry walks out "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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AFP | Petry has long been locked in a dispute with more hardline AfD colleagues
BERLIN (AFP)  The nationalist Alternative of Germany was hit by party infighting on Monday just hours after winning its first seats in parliament, with its co-chief Frauke Petry declaring that she wont join its Bundestag group.I decided after careful reflection that I will not sit with the (AfD) parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Petry told a press conference alongside other key figures in the party before abruptly leaving the room.

Petry, who has long been locked in a dispute with more hardline AfD colleagues, won a seat in Sundays election and said she would still serve as an MP.

Her decision caught her colleagues by surprise at the press conference, and came a day after the AfD made history by sending dozens of lawmakers to parliament a first since World War II for an openly anti-immigration and Islamophobic hard-right party.

Petry pointed to dissent within the party, and said there was no point hiding that.

She had openly criticised one of the partys two leading candidates, Alexander Gauland, for saying that the AfD would go after Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government.

That is rhetoric that I think would not be seen as constructive by voters, she told public broadcaster ZDF.

During the campaign, she also said Gaulands claim that Germany should be proud of its World War I and II soldiers would cause voters to shun the party.


11:01

Labour proposes debt cap that would see credit card companies forced to write off billions of pounds owed by customers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Credit card companies would be forced to write off billions of pounds in long-term customer debts if Labour got into power under a policy to be unveiled at the partys conference. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, will propose capping the amount of money lenders can charge in interest so that no one has to pay back more than double what they borrowed. He will say the policy will help three million credit card holders who are trapped by their debt. But with 14billion owed by those classed as being in persistent debt, the policy raises questions over whether the cost of the policy would end up being passed onto other borrowers. Read more: Labour proposes debt cap that would see credit card companies forced to write off billions of pounds owed by customers

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Clow UFO Base bans Colin Kaepernick from exhibition football game (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Reporter X

The Department of Paranormal Affairs banned Colin Kaepernick from playing in the Clow UFO Base exhibition football game. It is scheduled for November 3rd.

It has nothing to do with his perceived disrespect for the great and noble flag of the United States, read the press release to interstellar media outlets.  Colin is simply not eligible to be a player in the game because he has not officially retired from the NFL. Until he officially retires, he will not be allowed on the base.

The game, Started in 1990, features NFL and college players.  Instead of wearing pads and helmets, players wear personal force fields.  No one has been injured during a game.

Randy X. Miller, the coach of the Blue Team, tried to draft Kaepernick.

This decision is outrageous, said Miller.  The rule states that players must be out of the NFL at the time of the game with little chance of being signed by a team.  It does not say that a player has to announce his retirement.  This decision has nothing to do with that rule.  This decision has everything to do with Kaepernick refusing to stand for the National Anthem.  We dont play it anyway during this game!

The press release also reads: Bolingbrook is known for its patriotic themed golf club and the proudly named Americana Estates luxury homes.  Mayor Roger Claar, who knew both President Ronald Reagan and President Donald Trump, is a proud American who knows when to stand and when to put his right hand on his heart.  He also knows that freedom is not the freedom to do whatever you want.

Travis Z. Nelson, the coach of the Green Team, supports the ruling:

Sure racism is bad, but Trump is the President, and we have to support our President.  Its time to say to say to the universe that we are not ashamed of electing him president, and what are you going to do about it?  Oops.  Maybe I shouldnt have said that.  Can you change that to read politics has nothing to do with sports, and we are proud to be starting Brett Farve, the best inactive quarterback out there?

Some longtime fans of the game are threatening to boycott the game, including Xikobeet:

I come to this Clow game, so I can experience football the way thousands of select rich humans see the regular game.  If theyre not going to play the best players because one of them is protesting racism, then why bother?  I can just fly over Soldier Field and watch the Bears lose from the comfort of my spacecraft.

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar could not be reached for comment, but Trustee Michael Lawler said:

You know, when I was appointed to the....

11:00

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Everyone works differently, so weve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.

For as long as I can remember, Ive always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. Ive tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. Ive used physical and digital post-its. Earlier this year, I even attempted to keep a bullet journal. It didnt last longI stopped having the patience to draw symbols and make my pages colorful and pretty. Eventually, I realized that the thing that worked for me is The Ivy Lee Methoda very simple system where I write down no more than six things I want to get done that day, in the order I want to complete them.

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NORTH KOREAN EARTHQUAKE AND SOME HIGH OCTANE SPECULATION "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Well, no sooner than Defense Secretary Mattis made allusions to "other kinds" of military options for North Korea, and then talked briefly about "kinetic

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11:00

TIDBIT: THOSE ROD OF GOD THINGS, AND THE CHINESE CHEMICAL PLANT ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While we're talking about "rods of God" and those Chinese chemical plant explosions, here's a picture from the BBC, shared by Ms. J.H.:

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11:00

Graphic Video: See ISIS Tank Destroyed From the Inside "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Illustrative photo(Illustrative photo: Jack Taylor / Getty Images)

A remarkable piece of film footage shows the moment an ISIS armored personnel carrier was hit by an anti-tank missile. What makes this video stand out is that it was filmed from inside the APC by an Islamic State fighter, before, during and after the attack.

Warning: The sounds in this video are of a graphic nature.

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10:59

Radical transgender group says it is FINE to punch women as it compares feminists who question rise of the sex-swap lobby to Nazis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A transgender campaign group defended an activist who attacked a 60-year-old by comparing the radical feminists who question their views to Nazis. Members of the Action for Trans Health (ATH) clashed with their bitter enemies the Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists (or so-called TERFs) in Londons Hyde Park before a scheduled event to discuss gender issues. It culminated in an unseemly bust-up that ended with a 60-year-old mother-of-two being bundled to the ground and punched in the face by an ATH campaigner. Following that the group have issued a number of statements defending the activist, widely identified on social media as 25-year-old courier Tara Flik Wood. Read more: Radical transgender group says it is FINE to punch women as it compares feminists who question rise of the sex-swap lobby to Nazis

10:58

EU Ups Pressure Ahead of New Round of Brexit Talks Pushback on Theresa Mays Florence speech EU: We really need to move forward now. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BRUSSELS The European Union on Monday ramped up pressure on Britain ahead of a new round of Brexit talks, warning again that time is running out for Prime Minister Theresa May to clinch a deal.

There has been some progress but we really need to move forward now. Time is of the essence, said Estonian deputy EU affairs minister Matti Maasikas, whose country holds the blocs rotating presidency.

He was speaking before hosting a meeting of European affairs and foreign ministers, to be attended by EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Barnier and his team also meet their British counterparts in Brussels in the afternoon to kick off four days of talks.

May said Friday that her government would keep paying the EU and following its rules during a two-year transition period after Brexit in March 2019, but the Europeans want to see how her offer and others made in a speech in Florence translate into concrete proposals.


10:55

Spanish government accused of interfering in judicial proceedings to discredit Catalonian politicians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Spanish government has been accused of conducting a smear campaign against Catalonian politicians in a bid to discredit this weeks independence referendum after a judge ordered police to investigate a corruption case involving the Catalan President. Spanish police searched the premises of companies connected to the council in the city of Girona, where Carles Puigdemont served as mayor between 2011 and 2016, a day before raids on Catalan government buildings saw 14 arrests in an operation targeting referendum operations. A judge in Girona is investigating alleged kickbacks of 15 million from private water companies to city politicians, an arrangement believed to stem from the 1990s, long before Mr Puigdemont became mayor. The probe was launched after a complaint by local councillors from the Left-wing pro-independence CUP party, who now complain about the suspicious timing of the raids. Read more: Spanish government accused of interfering in judicial proceedings to discredit Catalonian politicians

10:55

Tinubu, Obasa mourn Chief Imams death "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the death of Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim (Gana V), saying that he was deeply saddened by the clerics death. The former Lagos Governor said Sheikh Ibrahim would be sorely missed as he always put his deep knowledge and understanding of Islam at the disposal of many in Lagos.  Tinubu in a statement issued last night in through his Media Office,  said: Im deeply saddened by the death of the Chief Imam of Lagos. But...

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10:53

Nashville church shooting: 'One dead and seven wounded' in incident at Tennessee chapel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One person was killed and seven others were wounded after a gunman open fired at a church in Antioch, Tennessee, according to a local police departments Twitter account. The shooter, described as a man in his mid-20s, shot himself after being confronted by an armed member of the congregation, the Tennessean a local newspaper reported. He is among the wounded being treated at the hospital. The gunman shot and killed one woman in the parking lot as the church service was ending. He then entered the church and shot three men and three women, police spokesman Don Aaron said, according to the Tennessean. One man who confronted the shooter while inside the church was pistol-whipped, he said. Read more: Nashville church shooting: One dead and seven wounded in incident at Tennessee chapel

10:51

As if human dentists weren't scary enough, robot dentist performs first successful implant surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A robot dentist has carried out the first successful autonomous implant surgery by fitting two new teeth into a woman's mouth, mainland media has reported. Although there were human medical staff present during the operation, they did not play an active role while it was being carried out. The one-hour procedure took place in Xian, Shaanxi, on Saturday, according to Science and Technology Daily. The implants were fitted to within a margin of error of 0.2-0.3mm, reaching the required standard for this kind of operation, experts said. The technology was designed to overcome mainland China's shortage of qualified dentists and frequent surgical errors.

As if human dentists weren't scary enough, robot dentist performs first successful implant surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A robot dentist has carried out the first successful autonomous implant surgery by fitting two new teeth into a woman's mouth, mainland media has reported. Although there were human medical staff present during the operation, they did not play an active role while it was being carried out. The one-hour procedure took place in Xian, Shaanxi, on Saturday, according to Science and Technology Daily. The implants were fitted to within a margin of error of 0.2-0.3mm, reaching the required standard for this kind of operation, experts said. The technology was designed to overcome mainland China's shortage of qualified dentists and frequent surgical errors.

10:51

The most chilling betrayal of all: Richard Kay on the disturbing revelations that royal physicians drugged Diana and were terrified she'd pass on her 'dangerous' illness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I was told about this 20 years ago and how Diana was constantly drugged by the Windsors to control her (see The Biggest Secret) Could there be a sadder postscript to the 20th anniversary of Princess Dianas death than the revelation that doctors, and possibly some members of the Royal Family, believed she might have had a congenital condition that could be passed on to future generations? The extraordinary assertion, detailed in a letter to one of Prince Charless closest mentors, suggests this was primarily the concern of the Queens former physician, who feared Diana was suffering from a mental disorder that was dangerous and posed a dynastic disaster to the House of Windsor. What makes this revelation so chilling is that the doctors were worried not for the welfare of the Princess their patient but for the future well-being of the royal house. Some would argue that it was a shameful betrayal of a young woman desperate for help. Equally disturbing is the realisation that at the time these were the prevailing views of some of the most distinguished minds in the medical profession called in to treat Diana. In fact, as we know, her anxieties stemmed not from some inherited mental problem, but from the ever-present Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles in her marriage and what she perceived to be the cold indifference of the royals. Read more: The most chilling betrayal of all: Richard Kay on the disturbing revelations that royal physicians drugged Diana and were terrified shed pass on her dangerous illness  What Really Happened To Princess Diana David Icke The Biggest Secret by David Icke David Ickes most powerful and explosive book so far includes the astonishing background to the murder of Diana, Princess of Wales. Every man, woman and child on the planet is affected by the stunning information that Icke exposes. He reveals in documented detail, how the same interconnecting bloodlines have controlled the planet for thousands of years. For more information and to buy click here

10:50

Lets Talk (Right) About Eman Ahmed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.

Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Note: This article was originally published on April 30. It is being republished in light of Eman Ahmeds death. 

Despite a rash of news reports, do we know who Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty really is? We know that she is a 36- or 37-year-old Egyptian woman whose body, as the result of a rare genetic mutation, gained excessive weight, and that she has been receiving treatment in Mumbais Saifee Hospital since February 2017. However, given the number of reports in which she herself has been the subject, her voice is conspicuous only by its absence. This is a problem.

We know from research that insensitive or stigmatising news reports of obesity can increase negative societal stereotypes and stigma towards people who have obesity, Rebecca Puhl, deputy director of the Rudd Centre for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, told The Wire. Its likely that when people who themselves might be struggling with weight read such reports, they are also potentially at risk for internalising negative societal stigma and self-b...

10:50

JUST IN: P-Square split over threat to life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Singing duo, Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Square have gone their separate ways amid a renewed rift between the two brothers. According to a letter circulating on social media, Peter had sent a termination letter to their lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN), demanding for a termination of the agreement between Psquare. In the letter, he defends his decision by making some serious allegations against his twin Paul and older brother/group manager Jude. According to Peter, Paul is no longer willing to co-operate with him, even going as far as cancelling their planned US...

The post JUST IN: P-Square split over threat to life appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

10:50

Germanys Weimar Ghosts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Since the beginning of the Federal Republic, in 1949, one question has always haunted German politics: Could the experience of the interwar Weimar Republic be repeated, with the radical right triumphing again? Now that a far-right party has won seats in the Bundestag for the first time, the question has stepped out of the shadows.

10:49

10:48

Time for imaginative thinking about switching to voluntary coalition? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For good reason, it makes sense to treat the Belfast Agreement as a key historical document. It does not make sense to treat it as an immutable constitution, not least because as we are seeing now, its provisions are so subject to political whimsy.

Daithi argues it is unionists who are not ready, whilst most other parties willingly concede it is Sinn Fein which does not want to re-engage with the institutions of Stormont. Whatever the case the fragility of our peacekeeping democracy is plain.

As Sam McBride noted at the weekend, even parties who share a platform on progressive social issues are coming to the reluctant conclusion that this is an unsustainable state of affairs

unlikely voices have joined in what is not quite a chorus but is no longer merely a lone singer. A fortnight ago the Green Party leader, Steven Agnew someone who politically disagrees with Mr Allister on almost everything said that it seemed that Sinn Fin has no intention of going back into government and that as a consequence voluntary coalition needed to be examined.

One of the most eloquent cases for a voluntary coalition comes from Allison Morris column last week, in which she more or less asks Sinn Fein and the DUP to stop pretending and get on with constructing a system that can bear political disagreement:

Mandatory coalition was never intended as a long-term form of government, nor was it intended to have two political enemies in power. It was a forced form of rule originally designed with the SDLP and UUP in the two top jobs.

The change in voting patterns will not be reversed any time soon and neither can the fact that the DUP and Sinn Fin are just too different to share power.

They aspire to very different things, they hold polar opposite views.

It is time they were honest and admitted that sharing power with a party you dont agree with or even respect will never work on a long term basis.

We do need to govern ourselves but its time for imaginative thinking about how we do that with voluntary coalition, despite all the associated risks, now seemingly the more desirable option.

The current talks are never going to produce anything other than a sticking plaster and we deserve better than stop start political dodge ball.

Its time for Arlene Foster and Michelle ONeill to come clean and admit mandatory coalition has had its day.

If we are to have real lasting political....

10:48

Why the World Feels Like Its Going Crazy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Dominos and the Fall

America, the UK, and now Germany. Trump, Brexit, the AfD. An extremist wave sweeping the globe like an epidemic of the plague. Id like to be able to tell you: itll pass, and everything will be fine. Instead, I think that you should (really) understand it.

So lets discuss it.

Is it just a coincidence that the US, UK, and Germany (not to mention Turkey, Hungary, and so on) have all swung hard right in the last year or so? That suddenly one day, the citizens of three of the worlds richest countries woke up and decided collectively on extremism, for no underlying, connected, shared reason? Does that sound plausible? I think that the opposite is true: to any reasonable person, there is now a sharp trend very clearly visible. And as with any trend, there must be a cause.

What is that cause? Its very simple. Painfully simple, in fact. These three countries have followed policies of extreme wage repression. Incomes deliberately werent allowed to rise. Lets take them one by one, starting with the most recent example of an extremist swing, Germany:

On 20 January 2000, trade unions and employers associations explicitly declared that productivity increases should not be used for increases in real wages but for agreements that increase employment.

Germany decided to repress wages very deliberately, in order to raise employment, while lowering the price of exports. The UK repressed wages through innovations like zero-hours contracts, which raised employment, but in an empty way: people had jobs, but little actual worklet alone meaningful, good, beneficial work. And American wage repression is the most tragic of all: it dates to exactly 1971, the precise end of segregation, telling us that America never crafted a working social contract, and always depended on exploiting a powerless pool of low-cost labor, first black, now black and white alike.

Now of course each country has its own cultural issues, America has a long and terrible history of racism, for example. And yet culture cant explain such similar outcomes in three very different nations, because they dont share one. So culture alone isnt the proximate cause, the trigger, the spark, that we are looking forthough it might be the powder keg, poverty detonating latent racism, xenophobia, hate, everyday rage normalizing its expression. And that tells us something vital: just fighting what Americans call culture wars, what the rest of the world calls....

10:47

French Truck Drivers Block Roads, Reject Labor Reforms Nationwide protest action underway "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PARIS French truck drivers have organized road blockades on highways and near fuel depots across the country to protest against President Emmanuel Macrons changes to labor laws.

Two major unions, CGT and FO, have called on a nationwide protest action Monday.

Protesters fear the new rules Macron formally signed last week will lead to a deterioration in working conditions and ease the firing of workers.

Government spokesman Christophe Castaner called on French drivers not to rush to gas stations, to avoid fuel shortages.

The government has started unblocking roads through police intervention in order to allow access to fuel depots.

Macron says labor reforms are essential to reviving the French and European economies.


10:47

March of the GP receptionist: Surgery staff across the UK are given half a day of 'care' training and ordered to cut down the number of appointments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Patients trying to see a GP are being screened by receptionists in a controversial scheme designed to cut the number of appointments. Under an NHS drive to free up doctors time, clerical staff are being trained as care navigators. They are being sent on a half-day course and taught how to direct patients to other health professionals, including nurses, pharmacists or physiotherapists. The scheme was devised to reduce avoidable appointments and is gradually being adopted by surgeries across England. GPs say up to a quarter of consultations are unnecessary and taken up by patients who could look after themselves at home or see another health professional. But campaigners say it is absolutely ridiculous, adding that patients are upset at having to discuss personal health matters with a receptionist, in earshot of the waiting room. There are also concerns that staff will overlook serious symptoms or put people off from trying to make an appointment in the first place. Read more: March of the GP receptionist: Surgery staff across the UK are given half a day of care training and ordered to cut down the number of appointments

10:47

Global real estate sector breaks sustainability record "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This year's results from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) show that a record number of real estate firms are reporting sustainability performance, and are faring better on energy, water, and waste indicators.

10:45

Germany bans face coverings for drivers amid claims of anti-Muslim discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The German parliaments upper house, the Bundesrat, passed new rules to prevent drivers from covering their faces to avoid speeding tickets in a move that some claim unfairly targets female Muslim drivers. The rule of law requires that only drivers can be held accountable. That presumes that they can be identified, the German Transport Ministry said, as cited by Deutsche Welle. The new rules, which were approved on Friday, apply to any facial covering such as masks and hoods which might impair driver vision. Anyone caught partially or fully covering their face while driving will receive a fine of 60 ($72). Although the law explicitly allows for religious headscarves to be worn, the move has been interpreted as symbolic discrimination by some. Read more: Germany bans face coverings for drivers amid claims of anti-Muslim discrimination

10:45

Hysteria Over Zapad-2017 Exercise: West"s Setback in Information War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Zapad-2017, a strategic Russian-Belarusian military exercise, held on September 14-20, was an event to hit headlines this month. Some Western officials, experts and media outlets whipped up hysteria, inventing stories about Russia using the training event as a cover for aggression...

10:43

The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Everything the CIA does is illegal, which is why the government provides it with an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. While mythographers in the information industry portray America as a bastion of peace and democracy, CIA officers manage criminal organizations around the world. For example, the CIA hired one of Americas premier drug trafficker in the 1950s and 1960s, Santo Trafficante, to murder Fidel Castro. In exchange, the CIA allowed Trafficante to import tons of narcotics into America. The CIA sets up proprietary arms, shipping, and banking companies to facilitate the criminal drug trafficking organizations that do its dirty work. Mafia money gets mixed up in offshore banks with CIA money, until the two are indistinguishable. Read more: The CIA: 70 Years of Organized Crime

10:41

Facebook admits it works with government, as efforts to blame Russia for everything intensify "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trump has accused the media of bias over a continuing Russia hoax. The statement comes on the heels of a Facebook investigation into alleged Russia-linked ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. The Russia hoax continues, now its ads on Facebook, Trump tweeted on Friday. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary? On Thursday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company will release to US Congress the activity it uncovered concerning fake accounts linked to Russia running ads during the US 2016 presidential campaign. Read more: Facebook admits it works with government, as efforts to blame Russia for everything intensify

10:39

French Labour Reform Protests May Escalate, Turn Into Acute Issue for Macron "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday, Macron signed five decrees on labor reform aimed at introducing fundamental changes to the countrys labor market. The reform of the labor code has already triggered large-scale protests across the country as French trade unions consider that it will deprive workers of their rights, because it will be easier for enterprises to fire their employees under the new labor code. About 400,000 people took to streets in France in a strike called by several labor unions against the reform of the labor market on September 12. A range of manifestations is planned for the next week, including a potentially long-lasting strike of the road workers, who promise to block the refineries, which can result in massive fuel shortages across France similar to those in 2016 during the tenure of former President Francois Hollande. Read more: French Labour Reform Protests May Escalate, Turn Into Acute Issue for Macron

10:38

People Ignore Facts That Contradict Their False Beliefs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country.
...

10:36

They Just Can't Resist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The media, that is.

Here are the photos used by The Australian today to accompany its coverage of NZ politics.

Incumbent New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, left, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, and kingmaker Winston Peters

It appears to me the shot of Winston Peters was taken at least twenty years ago.  I say that because I have seen no reports that Mr peters is a Botox addict.

What a pity they didn't give the same treatment to the architect of NZ's current superlative economic performance.

Here's a recent picture of the supposed King Maker.

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10:35

Mukul Roy Resigns From Trinamool Congress "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Roy, whose relationship with the leadership has been strained of late, said he would give an explanation on why he was leaving the party.

Mukul Roy. Credit: ANI

Mukul Roy. Credit: ANI/Twitter

Kolkata: Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy announced his resignation from the party today.

Roy said he would quit the partys working committee today and resign as Rajya Sabha MP as well as from the partys primary membership after Durga Puja.

I was one the signatories when the party was founded. I am announcing with a heavy heart that I will resign from the partys working committee today. And after the Durga Puja festival, I will resign from the Rajya Sabha and also from the primary membership of the party, Roy said at a press conference.

Roy, whose relationship with the leadership has been strained of late, said he would give an explanation on why he was leaving the party and why he was forced to do so after Durga Puja.

The TMC, the ruling party in West Bengal, had last week censured Roy for allegedly hobnobbing with BJP leaders and said it was keeping a close watch on him.

Asked whether he would join the BJP in days to come, Roy said, Whatever I have to say. I will say it after Durga Puja. But I would like to mention that people of Bengal dont like political controversies during Durga Puja,.

Once the second-in-command in the TMC after chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Roy was absent from an event to unveil the Durga Puja edition of the TMC mouthpiece, Jago Bangla, on September 19.

Banerjee and the entire TMC top brass,...

10:34

Brazil: Updates About the Case of Rafael Braga (Eng/Port/Esp) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RAFAEL

Received on 24.09.17:

UPDATE On March 13, the Superior Court of Justice granted a preliminary injunction to have him sentenced to house arrest, in response to a request for habeas corpus from Rafaels defense, represented by the Human Rights Defenders Institute, based on the fact
that the youth is severely debilitated by the disease and that the prison system, which is experiencing a tuberculosis epidemic, can not offer adequate conditions for treatment.

Rafael Braga left, at 16:30 on 15/09, the Penal Sanatorium, near the Penitentiary Alfredo Tranjan (Bangu II), in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, where he served his sentence. With tuberculosis, he can be treated at his familys home in the Vila Cruzeiro favela in Penha, in the North Zone.

We demand complete and unrestricted Freedom for Rafael Braga!

The Campaign for the Freedom of Rafael Braga launches the collective financing that aims to buy a home worthy for Rafael and his family.

The idea is to leave a legacy for this cause and for this family, who is already tired of suffering with the numerous injustices that fall on Rafael, it is time to improve these conditions a little, so that Rafael has a good home at the moment when he has his freedom decreed, since at the moment he is still under house arrest, but only to treat his
tuberculosis, that is, RAFAEL BRAGA IS STILL NOT A FREE MAN!

We ne...

10:34

Cops Delete Facebook Post of Massive Weed Bust After the Internet Corrects Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week, officers from Missouris Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriffs deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct. As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down): What a great team effort today, the Jasper departments now-deleted post read. It was hot and humid and not easy getting these plants. We ALL got in the thick of things and got it done. The Times summarized the posts sentiment: In a curious bit of show-your-work math, the department calculated the nearly 290 plants seized would have produced on the low side 63 pounds of marijuana with a street value of roughly $100,000. But commenters were quick to point out an apparent flaw in the officers bust: it wasnt cannabis they had seized, but hemp, they said. You cant get high from smoking hemp, and the material can be used to create anything from clothing, soap, paper to sails, rope, fuel, and concrete, called hempcrete. It is both durable and sustainable. Read more: Cops Delete Facebook Post of Massive Weed Bust After the Internet Corrects Them

10:32

"A Bitter Winter for US Stocks" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"A Bitter Winter for US Stocks"
by Bill Bonner

"Its autumn already. A heavy fog covers the farm this morning, the first this year. September can be beautiful here. Not yet cold. But no longer hot. The grass is green, and the sky is clear. Then, in the evening, the horizontal sun filters through the golden leaves and the whole place lights up.

Giving up the fight: Friday, Toys R Us went broke. The story is being widely discussed this morning, with the usual mainstream analysts telling us that the bankruptcy was expected and that the brick-and-mortar toy retailer was just another victim of Amazon.com. That is not untrue. But there is an important nuance

Artificially low interest rates allowed Wall Street hustl...

10:28

German Results Reflect European Unease Over Identity, Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rise of Alternative for Germany party comes at cost to Germanys long-established parties

Electoral officials worked in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday, the day of the national election.
Electoral officials worked in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday, the day of the national election. PHOTO: THILO SCHMUELGEN/REUTERS
.

Sept. 24, 2017 5:35 p.m. ET

BERLINGermanys election result confirms the overriding trend of European politics in the past year: the crumbling of the Continents established parties in the face of voter anxiety over economics and identity.

Angela Merkels center-right Christian Democrats were projected to come in first Sunday with around 33% of the vote, their lowest share of the post-World War II era. The center-left Social Democrats were projected to win just under 21%, their worst result since the prewar era. Germanys two long-dominant parties, which have governed together in a grand coalition since 2013, lost support to an array of opposition groups including the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany.

The fragmented vote...

10:26

SOGAVARE CHALLENGES UN TO ACT SWIFTLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SOGAVARE CHALLENGES UN TO ACT SWIFTLY ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN WEST PAPUA

NEW YORK (22/09/2017): Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has challenged the United Nations General Assembly to act swiftly to stop ongoing human rights atrocities committed against the Melanesian people of West Papua.

Addressing the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York today (Friday 22nd Sept), Mr. Sogavare said the UN s lack of attention to the plight of the Melanesian people of West Papua grossly contradicts Article 73 of the UN Charter, which, speaks powerfully on fundamental human rights and in its 1960 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

Mr. Sogavare told World Leaders at the UN that Solomon Islands position on decolonization and human rights issues are premised on principles that it had consistently upheld and in this connection, Solomon Islands condemns the consistent human rights violations in West Papua.

Our Sustainable Development Goals that promote the notion of no-one left behind is synonymous to empty promises unless we, in the United Nations, take active steps to address the plight of the peoples of West Papua.

Indeed, we have left them behind some 50 years ago when we, as a Family of Nations, noted their plight without much to add. Since then, the peoples of West Papua were never allowed the proper act of self-determination guaranteed by the inalienable right to self- determination as expressed in UN human rights Covenants, Mr. Sogavare said.

The Solomon Islands leader said only international action by individual countries and from leading organizational bodies of the international system, especially the United Nations General Assembly can pave the way for the recognition of a people whose right to self-determination had been denied for nearly fifty years.

Failing this, we as a Family of Nations will become complicit in perpetuating the suffering and being blind to the injustice; missing yet another golden opportunity to remain true to the saying of leaving no-one behind, Sogavare said.

At the 71st UNGA session last year, a group of Pacific Island nations called on the UN to address the human rights violations in West Papua and the Prime Minister today stand on behalf of Solomon Islanders and those in the Pacific region to reiterate this same call on the world body to address the plight of West Papuan women, children and men.

Our people are watching, West Papuans inside West Papua are watching, praying and are hoping for a brighter future. They have come in numbers to express their hope for a better future. We as leaders have this responsibility of leaving NO-ONE BEHIND, Sogavare s...

US special ops forces & hardware spotted at ISIS positions north of Deir ez-Zor Russian MoD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US special ops forces & hardware spotted at ISIS positions north of Deir ez-Zor Russian MoD mod_russia / Twitter The Russian Ministry of Defense has released aerial images which they say show US Army special forces equipment north of the town of Deir er-Zor, where ISIS militants are deployed. READ MORE: Russia warns US []

10:25

Are We Wired For Bad News? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If its bad news, youre in good company thats what most people pick. But why? Negative events affect us more than positive ones. We remember them more vividly and they play a larger role in shaping our lives. Farewells, accidents, bad parenting, financial losses and even a random snide comment take up most of our psychic space, leaving little room for compliments or pleasant experiences to help us along lifes challenging path. The staggering human ability to adapt ensures that joy over a salary hike will abate within months, leaving only a benchmark for future raises. We feel pain, but not the absence of it. Hundreds of scientific studies from around the world confirm our negativity bias: while a good day has no lasting effect on the following day, a bad day carries over. We process negative data faster and more thoroughly than positive data, and they affect us longer. Socially, we invest more in avoiding a bad reputation than in building a good one. Read more: Are We Wired For Bad News?

10:23

The Sun/Natural Disaster Connection | Space News "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

EU2017: Future Science -- Rebroadcastonly $29: https://www.electricuniverse.live

In this episode, Thunderbolts Project colleague Ben Davidson, the founder of Suspicious0bservers.org, discusses the possible connection between intense solar activity and natural disasters on Earth, including the recent Mexico quakes, powerful hurricanes, and other dramatic natural events.

Ben's video discussing the M 8.1 quake in Mexico City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEB-T......

10:18

Those against restructuring of Nigeria are lazy Atiku. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://dailypost.ng/2017/09/25/restructuring-nigeria-lazy-atiku/Filed under: Uncategorized

10:17

Bird crime in Malta update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from Malta says about itself:

20 September 2017

Members of the public found this Common Kestrel during an evening walk in Siiewi on the 13th September 2017.

The bird was rescued from under a rubber wall, which it has scrambled to, to hide away from people as it was unable to fly.

Afterwards it was taken to the vet where an x-ray was performed,

The x-ray showed a break in the right wing and several pellets. The vet recommended this bird for rehabilitation.

This is the seventh shot bird handed to BirdLife Malta, during this years autumn hunting season. An attempt is being made to rehabilitate this bird back to the wild where it belongs.

You can help us to save more injured birds by donating today.

This video from Malta says about itself:

22 September 2017

This Honey Buzzard (Kuarda in Maltese) was recovered from Gozo on the 14th of September and immediately taken to the vet.
After a physical examination and an X-ray it was discovered that the protected bird had been illegally shot at. The bird of prey has pellets inside its body but thankfully no broken bones. However the condition of the wings is very bad.

This is the 8th known victim of illegal hunting discovered by BirdLife Malta during this years autumn hunting season.

Thankfully with the help of the vet, this European Honey Buzzard will regrow its feathers back to optimum condition and be able to continue its migration journey to Africa.

Another Honey Buzzard was retrieved from Girgenti yesterday, less than a week after the Gozo one. The vet confirmed that this second Honey Buzzard was illegally...

10:17

Developers Need to Start Paying Attention to Licenses "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today's applications are arguably the equivalent of a Girl Talk album in code. They are made up of code that comes from a variety of sources. For instance, they may use one or more frameworks and libraries each of which may also may rely on hundreds of modules (ex. npm, Ruby gems). Even portions the "original" code in a project may have originally been copy/pasted from documentation, a tutorial or *gasp* StackOverflow.

10:17

Olfaguard is an Electronic Nose for Smelling Pathogens in Food Factories "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Submitted via IRC for Fnord666:

A recent deadly outbreak of Salmonella has so far sickened more than 200 people throughout the eastern and southern United States. The culprit? Madrol papayas coming from three different distribution companies, all originating from four close farms in Mexico.

[...] Mitigating risk of food-borne illnesses can be a costly and time-consuming business for food manufacturers -- but one that is necessary. ...

This machine works by picking up on possible pathogens, running it through the system and then coming out with results, which founder and CEO Pierre Salameh says have so far yielded results with a 94 percent accuracy in the lab.

[...] "We provide an affordable method, but I don't want to save money for factories. I want to double and triple output within the same budget of what they are doing," Salameh tells TechCrunch.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/olfaguard-is-an-electronic-nose-for-smelling-pathogens-in-food-factories/


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10:16

Police have killed more than 1,000 with Tasers since 2000 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Almost all 18,000 police departments in the U.S. issue their officers Tasers, or stun guns, as a non-lethal alternative to subdue people they might see as a threat. But in a five-part series, Reuters documented more than 1,000 incidents since 2000 in which their Tasers have killed people. Peter Eisler, who co-reported the series, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.

10:11

At Chinas Upcoming Party Congress, Will Xi Jinping Further Consolidate His Powers? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Xi Jinping has a keen understanding of the importance of reform. This is likely to serve him well.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

On October 18, the Communist Party of China (CPC) will begin its 19th congress. Like all previous meetings of the CPC congress, this one too will be tightly scripted; many decisions especially around the line-up of new leadership have already been taken in meetings in the months leading to the formal inaugural. Some of the work will be done through a plenum a week ahead of the congress.

The one result we do know is that Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC, president of the Peoples Republic and supreme commander of its military, has made grade for a second term. What the analysts will be looking for is w...

10:09

Greece to remain under supervision after bailout program ends, says Dijsselbloem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greece will remain under supervision after it exits its current bailout programme next year, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a Greek newspaper short before arriving in Athens on Monday. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras has been telling Greeks that creditors supervision will be over once the bailout program concludes in August 2018. In all cases we

The post Greece to remain under supervision after bailout program ends, says Dijsselbloem appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

10:08

Re: Why send bugs embargoed to distros? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by John Haxby on Sep 25

This pre-disclosure interval is extremely useful. We may not, in
general, publish a patch quite as soon after disclosure that I would
like but that doesn't mean we have ignored the pre-disclosure or taken
no action.

While it may not be readily apparent, the distros list does allow us to
get our act together so that when customers come knocking asking "what's
this security problem all about then?" we have answers prepared....

10:07

How Containers Scale: Service Mesh vs. Traditional Architecture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Containers continue to be a hot topic. Some claim they are on the verge of a meteoric rise to dominate the data center. Others find them only suitable for cloud. And still others are waiting patiently to see if containers are the SDN of app infrastructure or not highly touted by pundits but rarely put it into practice in production.

A quick perusal of research and surveys shows that containers certainly are gaining traction somewhere.

10:07

Then she killed him. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By PNG Echo This is the first of a series of articles that seeks to give voice to the suffering of PNG women at the hands of PNG men. PNG women are NOT merely domestic violence statistics to be marvelled at and/or tut tutted over. Every one of these women or girls is a dignified human being who has had that dignity stripped away in often the most degrading, humiliating and horrific fashion. If the details of their stories hurt your sensibilities, I dont apologise. Imagine what it felt like to go through some of their ordeals like the ten-year-old recently gang-raped to death all alone with her attackers. No one came to help no one showed her any mercy. What about her sensibilities? And there are others too many Read on: There was something not quite right about her.  Her eyes darted from one side to Continue reading Then she killed him.

10:06

Britains Distant War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Britains Distant War The latest attack in London is deeply connected to a hidden war Britain itself is waging Britain is engaged in a major war, and has been for three years, yet very few people recognise this and there is little debate about the rationale or potential consequences. It is mainly an air war []

10:06

Kaltura - Remote Code Execution and Cross-Site Scripting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by robin . verton on Sep 25

Telekom Security
security.telekom.com

Advisory: Kaltura - Remote Code Execution and Cross-Site Scripting
Release Date: 2017/09/12
Author: Robin Verton (robin.verton () telekom de)
CVE: CVE-2017-14141, CVE-2017-14142, CVE-2017-14143

Application: Kaltura <= 13.1.0
Risk: Critical
Vendor Status: Kaltura 13.2.0 was released to fix this vulnerabilities.

Overview:...

10:03

New report exposes widespread abuse funded by big conservation organizations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WWF has been working in the Congo Basin for decades supporting squads who have committed violent abuse against tribal people.
WWF

A new Survival International report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other big conservation organizations.

The report documents serious instances of abuse between 1989 and the present day in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic (CAR) by guards funded and equipped by WWF and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the parent organization of New Yorks Bronx zoo.

It lists more than 200 instances of abuse since 1989, including pouring hot wax onto exposed skin, beating, and maiming with red-hot machetes. These incidents are likely just a tiny fraction of the full picture of systematic and ongoing violence, beatings, torture and even death.

As well as these especially cruel incidents, the report also documents the forms of harassment that have become part of everyday life for many people, including threats, and the destruction of food, tools and personal belongings.

Read the full report here.

WWF funded guards in Gabon.
WWF

As well as Survival, over the past three decades, numerous independent experts and NGOs have raised concerns about these abuses. These have included NGOs like Greenpeace, Oxfam, UNICEF, Global Witness, Forest Peoples Programme, and research specialists...

10:02

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STOP THE NGO REGULATORY BILL. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://citizengo.org/en/87221-house-representatives-stop-ngo-regulatory-bill?tc=wp&tcid=39934742Filed under: Uncategorized

10:02

HP reports agencies made significant progress hiring with women in workforce "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The company has released its annual agency diversity report for 2016/2017, noting that agencies have made strides in bringing more women into its workforce. The company says that today 61% of agency account teams are made up of women and 51% of their senior leadership roles have gone to women. HP says thats a +5 percent and

The company has released its annual agency diversity report for 2016/2017, noting that agencies have made strides in bringing more women into its workforce. The company says that today 61% of agency account teams are made up of women and 51% of their senior leadership roles have gone to women. HP says thats a +5 percent and +4 percent, respectively, premium over agency targets.

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10:01

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent 09/25/17 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week we have two newcomers in our chart.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the most downloaded movie for the third week in a row.

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.

RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart.

This weeks most downloaded movies are:
Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating / Trailer
Most downloaded movies via torrents
1 (1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 6.9 / trailer
2 (3) Baby Driver 8.0 / trailer
3 (9) Despicable Me 3 6.4 / trailer
4 (2) Transformers: The Last Knight ...

10:00

Monday nightCap "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im clearly in a silly mood.  Come join me.  Turn the sound up!  

The post Monday nightCap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

These are the four essential skills CEOs of the future have to have "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Changing technology, finding the most skilled workers, and maintaining a good work-life balance are going to be the fundamental challenges for CEOs in the coming years. According to Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global, Bill George, longtime CEO of Medtronic and currently a leadership professor at

Changing technology, finding the most skilled workers, and maintaining a good work-life balance are going to be the fundamental challenges for CEOs in the coming years.

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10:00

Push Buttons, Create Music With A MIDI Fighter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Musicians have an array of electronic tools at their disposal to help make music these days. Some of these are instruments in and of themselves, and [Wai Lun] inspired by the likes of Choke and Shawn Wasabi built himself a midi fighter

Midi fighters are programmable instruments where each button can be either a note, sound byte, effect, or anything else which can be triggered by a button. [Lun]s is controlled by an ATmega32u4 running Arduino libraries flashed to be recognized as a Leonardo and is compatible with a number of music production programs. He opted for anodized aluminum PCBs to eliminate flex when plugging away and give the device a more refined look. Check it out in action after the break!

[Lun] designed the project in Fusion 360 and KiCad with plenty of room to spare for some electronic art gotta love Daft Punk. Hes using Sanwa OBSC 24mm arcade buttons for their premium quality and two SK6812 mini LEDs apiece for a slick lighting effect when theyre pressed.

After receiving the manufactured boards and parts, a quick test fit flowed right into final assembly. With the ATmega32u4 flashed and programmed, he was ready to rock. Down the line, [Lun] wants to have a GUI to configure the notes each button plays without tinkering around in the code, but it works great for now.

For an astounding acoustic to electronic instrument conversion, check out this MIDI accordion!


Filed under: Arduino Hacks, musical hacks

09:55

People Upset By NFL Players Disrespecting The Flag Do It CONSTANTLY, According To The Flag Code "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maybe youre a little confused, like me, about when exactly the American flag took the place of the First Amendment to the Constitution. After all, I have a sister older than the current American flag. But conservatives sure do like symbols, and their assumption that everyone else does as much as they do is probably why the outrage over NFL players taking a knee, or sitting, or otherwise not properly respecting American symbolism has captured the zeitgeist in the country this football season.

But what does respect for the flag actually mean, and is there a double standard? One Twitter user had a pretty spectacular take on whether there just might be a little hypocrisy at play in all of the criticism of those ungrateful black multi-millionaires who dare to protest in a way thats unacceptable to white people.

HennyWise is a third generation veteran of the armed forces, and his outline of ways that America completely ignores the disrespect that doesnt bother them or even makes them happy is a primer on the United States Flag Code. Setting aside the fact that a significant number of sports fans may in fact be getting a beer at concessions during the national anthem and display of the colors, there are a number of regulations that Americans dont seem to mind breaking:

09:53

The Importance Of The Vagus Nerve In Health And Well-Being "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At the center of our bodies resides a long, wiry nerve called the vagus nerve. It extends all the way from the brain down through the chest and beyond the stomach. In addition, it connects to all major organs, including ears, eyes, tongue, kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and the colon. Scientists believe that vagus nerve stimulation can affect anxiety and depression, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as the function of digestive organs including the stomach, pancreas and the gall bladder. Role of the Vagus Nerve in the Body Being the largest nerve in the body, the vagus nerve affects more than just the bodys physical functions. Some research indicates that a healthy vagus nerve is important to social bonding and empathy, as well as our ability to make complex decisions. Mystics believe that it is also the intersection between our conscious and unconscious minds, the physical and the subtle bodies. Therefore, the vagus nerve may be the most relevant part of our physical body that relates to our peace of mind and happiness. Read more: The Importance Of The Vagus Nerve In Health And Well-Being

09:52

[slackware-security] libxml2 (SSA:2017-266-01) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Sep 25

[slackware-security] libxml2 (SSA:2017-266-01)

New libxml2 packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current
to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/libxml2-2.9.5-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This release fixes some security issues:
Detect infinite recursion in parameter entities (Nick Wellnhofer),
Fix handling of parameter-entity...

09:50

Antidepressants are killing people: Risk of early death increased by 33% "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is no doubt that the intense stresses and pressures of modern life have left many people feeling depressed and unable to cope. While there are certainly people who have serious mental health issues and require therapy and other treatment to help them with their struggles, it is also true that antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft are viewed almost as cure-alls in our society. More people than ever before are being prescribed these medications, often without being fully informed about their serious side effects and potential for long-term harm. Now, a new study out of Canada has raised further red flags, after researchers found that people on antidepressants, who do not suffer from heart disease, are 33 percent more likely to die from any cause than those who are not taking such medications. The meta-analysis, which was conducted by a team from McMaster University, located in Hamilton, Ontario, and published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, analyzed the results of 17 earlier studies which involved close to 380,000 participants, to determine the overall long-term effects of antidepressants on longevity. Read more: Antidepressants are killing people: Risk of early death increased by 33%

09:49

Not Just Congress, BJP and Regional Parties Play Dynasty Politics Too "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Political families exist across the country and in many parties. And until Indian democracy matures, the people will have to put up with such dynasties.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Credit: PTI

India may boast of being the worlds largest democracy, but in reality, it has turned into a dynastic democracy.

As a political commentator aptly put it, While the US is known for its presidential democracy and Britain for its parliamentary democracy, India should be known for its dynastic democracy.

Whether such a description is good or bad is a different matter altogether. What is for certain, however, is that at the Centre and in the states, one family or the other is playing dynasty politics, with their footprints growing over time.

Apologists argue that if children of lawyers and doctors can follow their parents footsteps into a career, why should one object if the progeny of politicians take up the same trade.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi posed this question at a recent talk at the University of Berkeley in the US, sending his detractors up in arms. Information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani even...

09:48

US-led strikes killed 84 civilians near Syrias Raqa: HRW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP | Human Rights Watch says civilians were killed in a March air strike by the US-led coalition on a bakery in the Syrian town of Tabqa, shown here in September 2017

BEIRUT (AFP)  US-led coalition strikes near the Islamic State groups Syrian stronghold Raqa in March killed at least 84 civilians, including dozens of children, Human Rights Watch alleged Monday.The group said the strikes hit two sites: a school housing displaced families in the town of Mansourah, and a market and bakery in the town of Tabqa.

It said witnesses acknowledged IS fighters had been present at both sites, but that large number of civilians were also there.

These attacks killed dozens of civilians, including children, who had sought shelter in a school or were lining up to buy bread at a bakery, HRW deputy emergencies director Ole Solvang said.

If coalition forces did not know that there were civilians at these sites, they need to take a long, hard look at the intelligence they are using to verify its targets because it clearly was not good enough.

HRW said the first of the two strikes was on March 20, and killed at least 40 people including 16 children at the Badia school in Mansourah. The second was on March 22 and killed at least 44 people including 14 children at the Tabqa market and bakery.

The US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes in support of anti-IS operations in Syria since September 2014, after expanding its existing campaign in neighbouring Iraq.

Since last November, it has been supporting the Kurdish-Arab alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as it battles to capture Raqa province, including its capital Raqa city.

The SDF broke into Raqa city in June and is on the verge of capturing the former jihadist bastion.

But activists have criticised what they say are disproportionately high civilian death tolls in the campaign.

The coalition says it take all possible precautions to avoid civilian casualties and investigates credible reports of civilian deaths in its strikes.

In August, it acknowledged the deaths of 624 civilians in its strikes in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

But rights groups say the real figure is much higher, and HRW criticised the coalitions methodology for assessing civilian casualties.

It said the coalition reported having assessed the Mansou...

09:47

Senator Ike Ekweremadus honest advice to the IGBOS on legal and other issues involved BIAFRA agitation and realization. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Beyond sentiments, it needs to be emphasised that Nigeria is a sovereign state, with a defined territory recognised by the More

09:47

"When This All Blows Up..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"When This All Blows Up..."
by Chris Martenson 

"This report marks the end of a series of three big trains of thought. The first explained how were living through the Mother Of All Financial Bubbles. The next detailed the Great Wealth Transfer that is now underway, siphoning our wealth into the pockets of an elite few. This concluding report predicts how these deleterious and unsustainable trends will inevitably resolve (which is a pleasant way of saying blow up.)

The Ka-POOM Theory: In terms how this will all end, we favor the scenario put forth by Eric Janszen in 1998 called the Ka-POOM theoryThis theory rests on the belief that the Federal Reserve along with the other worl...

09:47

Iraqi Kurds vote on independence, amid threats from Baghdad and neighbours "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Turkey says it will take 'all measures' if vote generates threats to Ankara's security

09:43

Two Top Republicans to Call for Full JFK Disclosure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two senior Capitol Hill Republicans plan to introduce a congressional resolution calling for full disclosure of U.S. government records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) will introduce their JFK resolution before the end of the month, according to Jones. I want to make sure that the information that is owed the American people is made available, the veteran North Carolina conservative said in an exclusive interview with AlterNet. The American people are sick and tired of not being given the truth. The JFK Records Act of 1992 mandated full disclosure of all government records related to the assassination within 25 years. Some four million pages of records were released in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Another 100,000 pages of assassination-related material from a dozen government agencies must be made public by the statutory deadline of Oct. 26, 2017. Read more: Two Top Republicans to Call for Full JFK Disclosure

09:42

09:42

HAARP Is Back Online: Jim Lee, Must Listen! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://www.youtube.com/user/R3zn8D Yes HAARP Alaska is open house and confirmed back in action under the University Of Alaska. I find the reverse of the coin very telling: Weather, volcanoes and earthquakes!

The post HAARP Is Back Online: Jim Lee, Must Listen! appeared first on Uncensored NZ Blog.

09:40

Something Very Strange is Walking Sideways, on The Inside and on The Outside. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dog Poet Transmitting.....

{Before we get into whatever this is going to be, anyone who comes around here knows I deal in full disclosure. What that means is that when I screw up I put it out there. I have screwed up (but not in a good while) and I have sought to be as honest as possible in the process. In certain scenarios it was not I who screwed up and the followup involved a great deal of slander. Like everything else, that passes and I don't think about it. Some things have happened recently that make no kind of sense. Some things are happening in the wider world too. I don't know if they make sense or not. Perhaps they make sense to the people doing them and not to the people it is going to happen to and perhaps it is KARMA. I don't know but we are going to talk about both of them. We'll start with the wider world and then move on to the personal.}

When I saw the Eclipse phenomena... well, I didn't see it. I shut myself up in a room and pulled the shades. When I saw the astrological map of the planetary alignments and the parallels between the planetary alignments during the French Revolution, it rang several bells; none of which I wanted to hear but I heard them anyway. I looked at what I knew of the world as it is presently trending. I see the attacks on free speech; the emergence of neo-liberal Communism, the programming taking place at universities, the self appointed thought police, the specter of coming mob rule, the breakdown in long enduring traditions, the gender bending madnesses and push to violate the minds of the very young and promote sex change operations in small children. There's a lot to see and all of it bears a frightening resemblance to the precursor conditions before the French Revolution. At that time, decadence was rampant in the chateaus of the rich and titled. The poor were very poor and what we later saw at work in Communist China and Cambodia was operative in the mindset of the Jacobins and J'accuse!

President Trump has, since his election, been totally co-opted by the Zionist and Deep State Satanists. Today we saw this disturbing headline from the Zionist press. We saw the inclusion of Syria and Iran in the catamite presidents commentary. These are all ongoing talking points of the Zionist, dual national, neo-cons. They're running the white house. It is foolish to imagine that the reptile cabal does not have video and audio confirmation of bad behavior on the part of anyone in a position of influence.

In the meantime, the weather is going berserk; first Houston, then Florida. Now more is coming and there is more behind that. There's Hurricane Mathew and others and there are earthquakes that they can't predict, rum...

09:38

A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Voters in Maine narrowly approved marijuana legalization last November, and since then, the state legislature has been busily trying to come up with rules and regulations for the legal weed market. Now, they are envisioning something of a rarity: allowing customers to buy their weed at drive-up windows. Of the five states that currently allow legal adult marijuana salesAlaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washingtononly Oregon and Colorado allow for drive-through sales. California, where sales are set to begin January 1, had drive-through sales written into draft regulations, but those proposed regs have had to be pulled and rewritten to comply with a state law merging the recreational and medical markets. Still, drive-through sales may survive the regulatory process there. Massachusetts hasnt directly addressed the issue, leaving it up to its Cannabis Control Commission to figure out before the state begins sales next summer. For a measure whose mantra was treat marijuana like alcohol, allowing drive-through pot sales seems like a no-brainer. Read more: A Marijuana Drive-Through Could Be Coming to a Corner Near You

09:38

[SECURITY] [DSA 3983-1] samba security update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Sep 25

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3983-1 security () debian org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 22, 2017 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : samba
CVE ID : CVE-2017-12150 CVE-2017-12151...

09:36

ONE MORE OBSERVATION FROM ELECTION NIGHT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It took my very good friend Ken from the Sandgroper State (watching our election results live on TV) to remind me about the absolutely bizarre performance by James Shaw when they cut to him for his 'victory' address.   Yep, we know the Greens are all for legalising the weed but if there was any doubt about its mind altering properties his performance would have easily dispelled them.

The Greens polled a third of where they were two months ago; they came within less than a percentage point of being turfed out of Parliament; they were reduced from 14 MPs to just 7 ... yet here he was claiming a mighty victory for the 'progressive' forces ... not sure I ever put Winston in the progressive category.

His actions were reminiscent of that of Mike Moore late on election night in 1993 with his demand to Bolger that he 'hand over the keys' to government' ... and of course we all know what happened to Moore soon after ... rolled by Clark.    Perhaps, just perhaps, Julie-Anne Genter's time has come. 

09:36

Tokyo governor to head new political party Party of Hope Can we continue letting (the existing lawmakers) handle politics? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

JIJI PRESS/AFP | Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike announces the name of her new political party
TOKYO (AFP)  Popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike announced on Monday she would lead a new political party into national elections expected next month, hoping to repeat her success in local polls.Former TV anchorwoman Koike, 65, launched the new party called Kibo no To (Party of Hope) just hours before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to call a snap election for as early as October 22.

Im launching a new party and I want to be directly involved in it, Koike told reporters, adding that she will remain as Tokyo governor while becoming the head of the new party.

Japan is facing a difficult time considering the situation in North Korea. Economically, the world is making a big move while Japans presence is gradually declining, said Koike.

Can we continue letting (the existing lawmakers) handle politics?

Koike, who spent nearly two months as defence minister in Abes first cabinet in 2007, quit the LDP in June to lead the newly-formed Tomin First no Kai (Tokyo Residents First).

This party humiliated Abe and the LDP in local elections in July but commentators say she has not had time to create the necessary foundations at national level.

Abes conservative LDP party is seen as clear winner of a national vote, with a recent survey showing 44 percent would vote for the current prime minister compared to eight percent for the main opposition Democratic Party.


09:35

Ubers new CEO has apologized to London in an open letter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ubers new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, apologized in the letter, posted to Twitter, for the companys mistakes. In the letter, Khosrowshahi said: While Uber has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the world, its equally true that weve got things wrong along the way. On behalf of everyone at Uber globally, I apologize

Ubers new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, apologized in the letter, posted to Twitter, for the companys mistakes. In the letter, Khosrowshahi said:

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09:35

Ecuador will extend Assanges asylum over fears for his life - President Moreno "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ecuador has decided to extend the political asylum granted to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange amid ongoing fears for his safety. Ecuador decided to provide political asylum to Assange because it thought that his life is in danger and Assange thought the same, President Lenin Moreno said speaking to RT Espaol. There is no death penalty in Ecuador, so our country has the right to grant asylum to Assange. We will continue to give him patronage for as long as we assume that his life may be in danger. Assange has resided in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, after seeking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape charges. Swedish authorities withdrew the allegations earlier this year, however, UK police said Assange would still be arrested if he left the embassy because he had broken the conditions of his bail and failed to surrender to authorities. Read more: Ecuador will extend Assanges asylum over fears for his life President Moreno

09:32

Israel detains hundreds of Africans without trial each year: Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel detains hundreds of African asylum seekers without trial every year, with the approval of its top authorities, the Haaretz daily has reported, citing data released recently. New official figures show that the Israeli regime has put a total of 311 African refugees behind bars without trial in the past 15 months, the paper said on Sunday. According to the figures, 223 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees were held without trial at the request of Israeli police between January 2016 and March 2017 and an additional 88 remained in detention after serving out prison sentences. Israeli authorities justify the detentions by a law that allows the confinement of an individual whose release allegedly endangers their security, public safety or public health. Israels top court has criticized the practice of denying freedom to the refugees who cannot be deported legally but has not prohibited the refugees detention without trial. Read more: Israel detains hundreds of Africans without trial each year: Report

09:32

Donald Trumps pro-Sudanese dictatorship, anti-Venezuela measures "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Why Trump Threatened Venezuela with Military Action: Oil

26 August 2017

Trump recently threatened to take military action in Venezuela for humanitarian reasons seeing that its people are suffering. However, since hes driven by minerals in Afghanistanand has previously stated his intent to take the oil from Iraqhis true intentions are pretty apparent here: he wants to take Venezuelas oil. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, with more than 298 billion barrels, and Trump likely wants a piece of that pie. This comes after his administration has threatened Iran and North Korea with military action as well.

Dutch NOS TV reports today about changes in Donald Trumps policies against people traveling to the USA.

There used to be six, mostly Islamic, countries on Trumps travel ban list. Now, Trump has removed Sudan from that list.

Some years ago some people used to make propaganda for a humanitarian war on Sudan by the USA and other NATO countries. It would have been a humanitarian war with bloody anti-humanitarian consequences; as...

09:31

2018 Business History Conference Annual Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Baltimore, Maryland, April 5 April 7, 2018

Proposals due October 2, 2017

Money, Finance, and Capital is the theme of the 2018 Business History Conference meeting. Historians who want to write compelling histories of capitalism must grapple with the manifold roles that money, finance, and capital have played in political, economic, social and cultural dynamics. Yet, for many years, the abstruse and elusive character of these phenomena encouraged many historians of economic life to maintain a safe distance from them. Of course, there have always been some historians willing to figure out where money, finance, and capital fit into broader histories of our societies. Still, much of what we know about currency and credit, investment and profit, bonds and futures results from highly specialised research whose technical quality reinforces the enigmatic character of these subjects.

Historians are not alone in encountering difficulties in making sense of money, finance, and capital. In 1931, for example, when distinguished British economist, John Maynard Keynes, gave a radio address on the slump, he emphasised that the behaviour of the financial system and the banking system is capable of suddenly going off the rails, so to speak, and interfering with everyones prosperity for obscure and complicated reasons. Keynes pointed out that it was unreasonable to expect the man in the street to understand such reasons. Yet, he also emphasised that professed experts tended to talk much greater rubbish than an ordinary man largely because the science of economics, of banking, of finance is in a backward state. More recently, Alan Greenspan infamously admitted his shocked disbelief at the onset of the recent crisis and former governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, portrayed money and finance as alchemy. Technical expertise in these domains, it seems, is not necessarily a route to greater understanding.

Fortunately, money, finance, and capital have moved to the forefront in many historiographies in recent years. Whether it is the business of slave plantations and trade, of consumer credit and railroading, of government finance, securities markets and international banking, the history of business offers exciting insights on these important and perplexing themes. That was already apparent in some of the pioneering research that historians carried out on money, finance, and capital and it has become clearer still with the recent new wave of research by political, cultural, social, literary and economic historians.

The theme of the 2018 BHC conference is designed to encourage contributions from a variety of approaches to historical research on the themes of money, finance, and capital, covering a broad range of periods and geographies. The program committee of David Sicilia (chair), Christy Ford Chapin, Per Hansen,....

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09:30

Japan PM to Dissolve Parliaments Lower House for Snap Election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of the extraordinary session on Thursday, a senior lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party said, paving the way for a snap election for the lower house.

The extraordinary session of parliament is set to start on Thursday.

Abe told a meeting of ruling party executives of his plans on Monday, the lawmaker said.

(Reporting by Takashi Umekawa, writing by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Nick Macfie)


09:30

Germanys Economic Road Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The next German government will have a chance to lay the groundwork for the country's future prosperity. But if policymakers are to make the most of the opportunity, they will have to act neither rashly nor reticently.

09:30

US to Plunder Afghanistans Mineral Riches "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US to Plunder Afghanistans Mineral Riches By Stephen Lendman, Endless US aggression in Afghanistan has nothing to do with combating terrorism (America supports it), everything to do with controlling the country, using it for oil and gas pipelines, part of encircling Russia and China with US military bases, and plundering vast Afghan mineral riches []

09:29

Cambodias Opposition Rallies for Leader Kem Sokhas Release "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A banner of opposition leader and President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha is seen during a news conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 25, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Samrang Pring

A banner of opposition leader and President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha is seen during a news conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 25, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Samrang Pring

Phnom Penh: Cambodias main opposition party on Monday put up banners around the country calling for the release of its detained leader Kem Sokha in a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, which has accused him of treason.

Kem Sokha, the leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested on September 3rd and charged with plotting against the state.

Western countries and human rights groups have condemned the arrest and said it raises severe doubt over whether next years general election can be fair. In the ballot, Hun Sen could face his greatest electoral test of more than three decades in power.

The partys banners, which have a picture of Kem Sokha waving from a vehicle during the last election campaign in 2013, called for the leaders immediate and unconditional release.

Hun Sen has said the opposition must d...

09:29

UK - 'Sometimes it is half the mouth being taken out' - Darlington consultant says children as young as 4 having rotten teeth removed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


PRIORITIES: Consultant paediatrician Dr John Furness on the childrens' ward in Darlington Memorial Hospital. He says it is a disgrace that fluoride is not being added to water because of financial priorities. Picture: STUART BOULTON

PRIORITIES: Consultant paediatrician Dr John Furness on the childrens' ward in Darlington Memorial Hospital. He says it is a disgrace that fluoride is not being added to water because of financial priorities. Picture: STUART BOULTONA HOSPITAL consultant says it is a disgrace that the NHS is footing the bill to remove rotten teeth from children aged as young as four.

Dr John Furness, a consultant paediatrician based at Darlington Memorial Hospital, said weekly extraction clinics were taking place at locations including Bishop Auckland and North Tees, Stockton, where youngsters were having half their mouth taken out.
He said councils are refusing to pay for a proven public health measure adding fluoride to water because of the cost involved.
Decisions on water fluoridation are the responsibility of local authorities, who receive block funding from Public Health England for public health measures and have to prioritise what they spend the money on.
The Northern Echo has learnt that a number of councils in the region have the situation under review, but Dr Furness urged them to act now.

According to County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in 2016/17 almost 70 children aged under 16 had a primary procedure of dental extraction at hospitals, although Dr Furness said as many as ten a week were having teeth out.
Across the North-East there 618 admissions involving under 18s for extraction of multiple teeth in 2016/17 and 604 in North Yorkshire.

So-called dental caries tooth decay remains the number one reason for hospital admissions among children in the North. An estimated 160 procedures to extract teeth are performed each day under general anaesthetic in hospitals across England, costing the NHS more than 35m a year.

Dr Furness said: We know that fluoride reduces dental caries and that decay is worse in areas of deprivation. A public health care measure that has been proven to work is not occurring because of financial priorities that put childrens health second.

It is a disgrace that the NHS is paying a bill to extract multiple teeth from children. "There are children every week having teeth taken out some as young as four and it is not just one tooth, sometimes it is...

09:25

UN official says Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh need 'massive assistance' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The head of the UN refugee agency says Bangladesh needs massive international assistance to feed and shelter over 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Sunday that there were immense challenges at the overflowing Rohingya refugee camps around Coxs Bazar in southern Bangladesh. I was struck by the incredible magnitude of their needs. They need everything, they need food, they need clean water, they need shelter, they need proper health care, Grandi said after visiting the camps. The UN official said there had been an incredible outpouring of local generosity but that now needed to be beefed up by massive international assistance, financial and material. He said his office was providing technical assistance to help Bangladesh register the Rohingya. Thats partly why I am here, to help the government organize that response. Read more: UN official says Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh need massive assistance

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Biafra: CESJET slams US over refusal to recognize IPOB as a terror group "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A civil society group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has condemned in strong terms the refusal of the United State government to recognize the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group. The centre said the action was a clear indication that the US was not in support of Nigeria unity. The United States Government had during the weekend said it does not categorize the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. The spokesman for the American Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, stated that...

The post Biafra: CESJET slams US over refusal to recognize IPOB as a terror group appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

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'Where are the Russians?': No sign of Russian meddling reported during ongoing German elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'Where are the Russians?': No sign of Russian meddling reported during ongoing German elections

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09:19

Intel Core i9 7980XE Linux Benchmarks: 18 Core / 36 Threads For $1999 USD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Besides the embargo expiring this morning on the Intel Core i9 7960X, the Core i9 7980XE Extreme Edition processor is also now fair game. Here is our look at the Linux performance for this 18 core / 36 thread processor within a single 165 Watt package.

09:18

Tunisia bans inhuman anal exams of suspected homosexuals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tunisia will finally ban forced anal examinations of men the authorities suspect of being homosexuals, the countrys minister for human rights said. Homosexuality is illegal in the North African state, carrying a prison sentence of up to three years. Now, the practice of forcing men to undergo an anal examination is due to end, although homosexuality will remain illegal. These exams can no longer be imposed by force, physical or moral, or without the consent of the person concerned, Mehdi Ben Gharbia told AFP. Human rights groups have long called for an end to the examinations, labeling them as cruel and inhuman. The invasive tests usually involve doctors forcibly inserting their fingers, and sometimes other objects into the anus of the accused, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Read more: Tunisia bans inhuman anal exams of suspected homosexuals

09:18

Japans Abe Expected to Announce Snap Poll Amid Worries Over North Korea Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exits the podium after addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exits the podium after addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected on Monday to announce a snap election for next month to take advantage of improved ratings and opposition disarray, despite criticism that he is creating a political vacuum amid worries over North Korea.

Abe will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT), Jiji news agency reported, after meeting party executives and will likely put pledges to spend on education and child care, stay tough on North Korea and revise the constitution at the forefront of his campaign.

Abe, whose ratings have risen to around 50% from around 30% in July, is gambling that his ruling bloc can keep its lower house majority even if they lose the two-thirds super majority needed to achieve his long-held goal of revising the post-war pacifist constitution to clarify the militarys role.

A weekend survey by the Nikkei business...

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Billion Dollar Company Tells Employees How Theyre Allowed To React On Social Media To 46% Pay Cuts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You may not be familiar with the name Unilever, but there is a good chance you have some of their products in your home right at this moment. The multi-national giant owns a lot of the brands many will most likely find in both their bathroom cabinet, such as Axe and Dove, as well as in their kitchen, with brands including Hellmans, Best Foods, and I Cant Believe Its Not Butter. The company also makes Lipton Ice Tea in a partnership with PepsiCo.

But Unilevers biggest cash-cow is ice-cream, with an annual turnover of almost $6 billion. The corporation owns Ben & Jerrys, Klondike, Popsicle, and Slim Fast just to name a few, but they arent the names that are paying the bills Its what is officially known as the Heartbrand umbrella, available in over 40 countries under different names in order to retain a sense of regional familiarity, but always recognizable by its heart-shaped logo. If you have ever eaten a Magnum or a container of Blue Ribbon, youll understand exactly how they got so big.

Like most large corporations, however, it has also been discovered that Unilever is heartless at their core. This was proven after they applied to Australias Fair Work Commission to terminate an enterprise agreement at its Heartbrand, known as Streets, manufacturing plant in western Sydney, Australia. Its a move that would result in workers facing pay cuts of up to 46%. Furthermore, their conditions would depreciate significantly as they would also lose existing limits on overtime, redundancy conditions, and protections against the use of labor hire and contractors among other current restrictions.

Now it has come to light that Unilever is...

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Greece: Statement for Kostas B. from Pola Roupa & Nikos Maziotis, Imprisoned Members of Revolutionary Struggle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Received on 25.09.17:

At dawn on 17/9, the 16-year-old Kostas B. was brutally beaten by police officers and arrived at the intensive care hospital KAT. The political leadership of the police, the Ministry of Public Order and the SYRIZA-ANEL government covered for the police, presenting the incident as a traffic accident, but a series of facts and testimonies refutes this Besides, if a traffic accident had occurred during an escape attempt of the sixteen-year-old, as is said, why did he not go directly to the hospital with an ambulance, but instead ended up in GADA[police headquarters] in handcuffs and with the police dragging him as he could not walk?

This happened after an anti-fascist demonstration on the anniversary of the murder of Pavlos Fyssas, which originally started at the US Embassy as an intervention in honor of Heather Heyer, who was murdered in Charlottesville, USA, at an anti-fascist demonstration, and then the demonstration went to the headquarters of Golden Dawn in Mesogeion. There clashes started with the police forces guarding the offices of Golden Dawn.

The conflict with the repressive forces extended to Alexandras Avenue and Exarcheia during the retreat of the protesters. There were attacks on MAT[riot police] in Exarcheia. At the end of these events, K.B fell...

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Angela Merkel: The Ikea Politician "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The recipe for her success, which she has only latterly discovered, is that shes been able to develop an image as someone who is tuned in to the German soul.

Oskar Niedermayer, September 22, 2017

Modular furniture divinities, or corporations, may not be the best points of comparison for a politician, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited it.  She is stable, reliable, self-assembled from history.  But more to the point, she has managed to forge a workshop of political viewpoints, angles, and perspectives, a tent so vast it has neutralised opponents within and without her political base. Her capacity to deal in flat pack centrism, otherwise termed the IKEA principle has become textbook.

The notion of IKEA politics is not something that has been missed by conservatives and centre-based politicians.  IKEA supplied a point of reference to Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, when she observed a certain organisational principle at work in the conservative movement in the United States. The State Policy Network proved particularly interesting, some 64 groups loosely assembled as free-market think tanks.  Its president, Tracie Sharp, while denying the IKEA model had any role to play in a public sense, secretly spoke about it, its points of assembly and distribution.

For all its stock standard reliability, Merkels period in office has also seen hiccups, some of the dangerous sort.  The Syrian refugee crisis, and the open door policy to migrants and refugees which her European counterparts fear, has threatened inroads into her political base.  She has managed to prevent a general exodus from the centre, but dissatisfaction is finding form across a range of smaller parties across the political spectrum.

To that end, any vision of furniture is only as good as its final product.  These wear over time, and not even the advertising agency Jung von Matt could conceal the creaks and breaks for this campaign.  This was the question that presented itself on Sunday.  Mutti did pull through eventually, but it was a scarring encounter.

The first signs on Sunday night, true to a form that has become a recurring pattern across the elections of Europe, were that smaller parties, notably those reaping the populist whirlwind, were set to make strong gains.

The Free Democrats (FDP), which had vanished from the Bundestag in 2013 on 4.8%, found themselves projected to return with a notably present 9%.  (As the figures continue being finalised, that number has moved to almost 11%.)

The AfD (Alternative for Germany), while still garnering support as a far-right wing alternative, did not do as well as certain worried....

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Two in three Japanese to vote against Abe in planned snap elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new poll carried out by Japans Kyodo news agency has shown that almost two-thirds of voters are against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling a snap election. The results of the survey released Sunday showed that 27 percent of the respondents plan to vote for Abes ruling Liberal Democratic Party in the October 22 elections. The survey comes a day before Abe is expected to announce the elections for the lower house which is going to cover proportional representation districts. The Kyodo poll said 8 percent of voters favor the struggling main opposition Democratic Party while 6.2 percent will vote for a new party, expected to be launched this week and aligned with popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. It said 42.2 percent of the voters still remain undecided about the elections. Read more: Two in three Japanese to vote against Abe in planned snap elections

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Obama personally warned Zuckberberg over fake news "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP)  Former US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last years election, the Washington Post reported Sunday.The encounter reportedly took place on the sidelines of a meeting of global leaders in Lima, Peru on November 19, two months before Trumps inauguration and days after Zuckerberg had dismissed as crazy the idea that misleading stories driven by Russian operatives had made a major impact on the outcome of the vote.

Zuckerberg acknowledged the problem posed by fake news. But he told Obama that those messages werent widespread on Facebook and that there was no easy remedy, the newspaper said, quoting people it said had knowledge of the exchange.

The report comes days after Facebook announced it would be handing over to Congress advertisements it discovered were bought by Russia-linked fake accounts, aimed at inflaming political tensions ahead of and following the election.

The Kremlin has denied any involvement.


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Boats on the Water, Captain at the Helm and the Devil in the Deep Blue Sea. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

If you are not seeking inspiration from a particular source and unless your karma is very good, or you have been selected for specific work that is automatically attended with inspiration or... by some facet of mysterious grace, you will wind up with the default inspiration of your times and that can be good or... very bad, depending on the nature of the times. Imagine life as a boat sailing on the ocean. Imagine the ocean as being in a state consistent with the times. Add to this picture the many varieties of boat. Some are hardly seaworthy. Some are very seaworthy and... you can look at that as karma. In times of change, the ocean is unruly and the boats learn whether they are seaworthy or not. The fate of the passengers relies on the integrity of the boat and the integrity of the captain. If they are both strong then the fury of the sea becomes secondary because... there is at least one captain I know about who is the master of the seas. He can calm them with the raise of his hands. He can walk upon them if he wills.

According to my perspective there is no time when it is not profitable to have this captain at the helm of your ship. It is true that when the seas are calm such concerns do not arise. It is also true that the sea will not always be calm. It is then that you need that captain aboard your ship. It is so much better to have that captain already aboard the ship than to find yourself in extreme circumstances, crying out for that captain. Take my word for this. As one of the luckiest men to ever be on this planet, I have seen the truth of this more often than I can recall. The challenges are not what they were because, over time, the captain has muted them, or otherwise they have been dispensed with by having passed through them. There are degrees of 'presence' that the captain exhibits. For a time one might be far less aware of the presence. As time passes and the presence increases, so does one's awareness of the presence. If one persists in the practice of this presence, it will become total and one will not be able to tell the difference between themselves and the presence. That is THE objective and it is a certain result if one persists in the practice of the presence.

There are books and there are teachers. Some books are very profound but they cannot take you all the way. Some teachers are very profound but there is no teacher like the one whose presence appears within. There is no situation that the indwelling cannot handle. There is nothing that the indwelling is not the master of, most especially when the indwelling has become the master of you.

It would be good to point out at this juncture two of the main results that come out of practicing the presence. One can become complelely absorbed in the presence and lose all sense of former self and the separation that it provided. One can remain in a seemingly...

09:12

Iraq urges world countries not to buy oil from Kurdish region "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iraqs central government has called on the world countries not to purchase oil from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in response to a highly controversial referendum on independence, which the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is set to hold on Monday in clear defiance of Baghdad. According to a statement released by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadis office on Sunday, the government also asked the Kurdish region to hand over control of international border posts and its international airports. The statement also called on foreign countries to exclusively deal with Baghdad with regards to airports and borders. The planned referendum has raised fears of a fresh conflict in the region, which is trying to emerge from years of a campaign of death and destruction by Daesh Takfiri terrorists. The international community and the regional countries alike are strongly opposed to the referendum, saying the partitioning of Iraq could touch off a fresh bout of violence across the region. Read more: Iraq urges world countries not to buy oil from Kurdish region

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Germanys Merkel faces tricky task to build government Far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), is now part of the mix "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Associated Press

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BERLIN (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a complicated quest to form a new government and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party.

Sundays election in Europes biggest economy left Merkels conservative Union bloc weakened after a campaign that focused squarely on Germanys leader of the past 12 years. However, no other party can lead a new government and Merkel herself lacks any obvious internal challenger.

Merkels partners since 2013 in a grand coalition of Germanys traditionally dominant parties, the center-left Social Democrats, vowed to go into opposition after a heavy defeat.

Caucus leader Thomas Oppermann doubled down on that pledge Monday, saying that we will not conduct coalition talks, because voters have decided that the Social Democrats place is in opposition.

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BERLIN Angela Merkel won a fourth term as chancellor in elections on Sunday, placing her in the front ranks of...

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09:05

How The Internet Kept Humming During 2 Hurricanes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Times has a nice article about Data Center Infrastructure vs. Hurricanes, suitable for muggles.

Yet another data center, west of Houston, was so well prepared for the storm with backup generators, bunks and showers that employees displaced family members took up residence and United States marshals used it as a headquarters until the weather passed.

It wasnt Noahs ark, but it was darn close, said Rob Morris, managing partner and co-founder of Skybox, the company that runs the center.

 

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BJPs Renaming Spree Revives Controversy over the Midnight Death of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Did Upadhyayas mysterious death have something to do with the factional tussle within the Jana Sangh? Why did his body go unnoticed for hours at the Mughal Sarai station yard?

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Mughal Sarai station (left), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (centre) with M.S. Golwalkar (left) and Atal Behari Vajpayee (right). Credit: PTI, YouTube

This article was first published on August 21, 2017, and is being republished on September 25, 2017, Deen Dayal Upadhyayas birth anniversary.

There are at least 16 educational institutions and hospitals named after Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) leader Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. We also have innumerable local roads and housing complexes in his honour. Last week, the Assam government decided it would open over a dozen educational institutions in his name. Three welfare programmes initiated by the Modi government have the prefix DDU. Thus the Union cabinets decision to rename Mughal Sarai Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station is just another addition to the existing long list. The move however will have an unintended consequences. It will revive many old ghosts. What was Upadhyayas special connection t0 Mughal Sarai? How did he become a shaheed (martyr) to deserve the stations renaming? The ruling party and its government...

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Zuckerberg Was Personally Warned About Russian Meddling By Obama And He Completely Blew It Off "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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As the investigations into how Russia meddled in our election escalate, Facebook has turned records relating to ad buys from Russian actors over to Congress. Facebook has found itself in the crosshairs of Democrats and Republicans alike because of this (and for other reasons), and Mark Zuckerberg is finally, finally wondering if maybe he should be taking a more active role in his own company.

Why? Because Facebook sold over 3,000 pro-Trump and pro-right wing ads to fake accounts run by Russians and people with ties to Russia. They turned those records over to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Theyre going to re-evaluate the processes they use to review political ads, and they will supposedly offer a higher standard of transparency on those ads than what the law requires for radio, television and other platforms.

For many, its too little, too late, though. Trump was elected, a hostile foreign power helped him win, and the true scope of how Russia used and manipulated Facebook is still unknown. When they first came under fire for allowing the proliferation of fake news following Trumps win, Zuckerbergs excuse was that they were a technology company, not a media company. The implication was