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Monday, 16 April

23:13

Russia haunts the western imagination "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Krastev (1)_0.gifThe dividing line between authoritarian Russia and liberal democracies is growing ever thinner.

 

 

Staring at shadows: Moscows Kremlin at night. CC: ePsilon/Flickr. Some rights reserved.If a Martian were sent to earth with a secret mission to figure out the trends of world politics, he would certainly be puzzled by the outsized role that Putins Russia plays in the 21st century imagination of the west. Almost half of Americans tend to believe that Moscow rigged the 2016 US presidential election; many Europeans suspect that the Kremlin shapes public opinion in their countries; and some of the leading western media outlets insist that Russias President Vladimir Putin is the worlds most influential political leader. While in the beginning of this century Russia was viewed as a mixture of failure and banality, today in the minds of many it has mutated into the model of the world to come.

Frankly speaking, neither Russias brutal annexation of Crimea, nor its military involvement in Syria nor aggressive meddling in American elections could sufficiently explain western obsessions with Russia. It is true that Putins Russia is a military power and that the Kremlin has demonstrated its willingness to use force as an instrument to achieve its goals. But let us not forget that Russia is a resurgent rather than a rising power. Its power and influence are just a bleak copy of those of the Soviet Union. Russia suffers from low European-level birth rates and almost African-level life expectancy. Its population has one of the highest percentages of university-educated people, but with the lowest labour productivity per hour worked in the industrialised world.

The country is profoundly corrupt and though President Putin is a strong leader, the prospects of Russias development after him (regardless of when that after will be) are highly uncertain. In the words of Vyacheslav Volodin, the current chairm...

22:57

Rambus launches fully programmable secure processing core "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At RSA Conference 2018, Rambus announced the availability of the CryptoManager Root of Trust (CMRT), a fully programmable hardware security core built with a custom RISC-V CPU. The secure processing core creates a siloed architecture that isolates and secures the execution of sensitive code, processes and algorithms from the primary processor. This mitigates the risk of critical vulnerabilities like the recent Meltdown and Spectre security flaws and allows designers to optimize the primary processor for More

The post Rambus launches fully programmable secure processing core appeared first on Help Net Security.

22:38

Over 1 500 houses damaged, farms devastated as hailstorm hits northern Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam's northern mountainous region on the evening of April 14, 2018, damaging houses and destroying crops. The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest. In the...... Read more

Factom and its FCT coin: A starters guide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this era of data manipulation and concerns over the accuracy of information, a flawless verification mechanism is invaluable and this is where Factom comes in. What is Factom? Factom is a platform built on top of blockchain networks such as []

The post Factom and its FCT coin: A starters guide appeared first on The Global Mail.

One person killed after tornado hits Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Significant damage was reported in the Greensboro area of North Carolina's Guilford County on Sunday, April 15, 2018 after an apparent tornado swept through the area. An apparent tornado touched down near Greensboro about 17:15 EDT on April 15, damaging hundreds...... Read more

Asteroid 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at 0.5 LD "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 GE3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.5 LD or 0.00129 AU (~192 981 km / 119 912 miles) on April 15, 2018. This is the 28th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...... Read more

Dogs in India are a problem for wildlife, study finds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dogs may be a humans best friend, but can be a deadly menace to wildlife, including endangered species, according to a survey in India, home to the worlds fourth-biggest population of dogs. The findings, reported in a new study published in Animal Conservation, highlighted dog attacks on some 80 species, including threatened ones dwindling in numbers, such as the golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), the great Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Nearly half of these attacks took place in or around protected areas, the survey found. India is home to about 60 million of the worlds estimated 1 billion dogs. In a bid to understand the impacts of free-ranging dogs on native wildlife in the country, which many experts claim is an underreported fact, Chandrima Home of the Bangalore-based Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and colleagues zoomed in on dog-wildlife interactions in India through an online survey and scrutinized reports from national print media. We found it is largely a problem across India, despite the limitations of an online survey, Home told Mongabay-India. Dogs were reported to attack nearly 80 species of wildlife and most of the attacks were on mammals, largely ungulates like cattle and small carnivores. In some places, respondents reported multiple attacks. Majority of these attacks were by free-ranging dogs unaccompanied by humans and in packs. Nearly half of the attacks led to the death of the animal. A pack of dogs predating on a hog deer across the

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There is no denying that in the past couple of years bitcoin, and the cryptocurrency market in general, has attained critical mass. Consequently, communities dedicated to digital currency-related discussion on social media multiplied several times, as is the case with []

Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An upper level low west of Kauai and ample deep moisture have worked together to produce record-shattering rains in parts of Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were swept away by raging floodwaters and dozens more damaged. The hardest-hit area is between...... Read more

Contribution of members of the scientific advisory board of Attac Germany (attac Deutschland) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

16/04/2018 - We condemn the extension of the criminal war policies born by the USA, Great Britain and France on Syrian territory, carried out with the agreement of the German Chancellor The massive accusations by ...

22:06

Third-party and insider threats one of the biggest concerns to IT pros "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

External threats are not the main concern for IT professionals, but rather breaches that are linked to vulnerabilities caused by staff or third-party vendors operating within an organizations own network, Bomgars 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report reveals. In fact, 50% of organizations claimed to have suffered a serious information security breach or expect to do so in the next six months, due to third-party and insider threats up from 42% in 2017. Additionally, 66% More

The post Third-party and insider threats one of the biggest concerns to IT pros appeared first on Help Net Security.

21:52

BREAKING: Trump Laywers Mystery Third Client Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You know that mystery client that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen fought tooth and nail to keep secret? Well, that persons identity has just been revealed.

Cohen says that he had only one client between 2007 and 2017 and that from 2017 to 2018 he had ten clients, only three of whom were legal clients Donald J. Trump, Elliot Brody (a GOP fundraiser for whom Cohen paid off a Playboy playmate ), and a third mystery client Cohen refused to name (despite a judges order that he do so).

Cohen says that he refused to name the client because he directed Cohen not to reveal the identity publicly. Comeys lawyer handed the judge the name of the third client in a sealed envelope, but the judge ordered Cohen to disclose the name.

I understand he doesnt want his name out there, but that isnt the law, Judge Wood said. Well just let Yahoo News correspondent Hunter Walker tell you who it is:

Yed, Hannity means Sean Hannity as in the guy who has been advocating for Cohen and the Trump attorneys other client on his show every single fucking day. Hes also been sending out tweets like this one:

21:20

Free Qualys services give orgs visibility of their digital certs and cloud assets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Qualys announced two new free groundbreaking services: CertView and CloudView. Harnessing the power and scalability of the Qualys Cloud Platform, Qualys CertView and CloudView enable organizations of all sizes to gain such visibility by helping them create a continuous inventory and assessment of their digital certificates, cloud workloads and infrastructure that is integrated into a single-pane view of security and compliance. Qualys CertView CertView helps customers inventory and assess certificates and underlying SSL/TLS configurations and More

The post Free Qualys services give orgs visibility of their digital certs and cloud assets appeared first on Help Net Security.

21:00

Moxa plugs serious vulnerabilities in industrial secure router "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A slew of serious vulnerabilities in the Moxa EDR-810 series of industrial secure routers could be exploited to inject OS commands, intercept weakly encrypted or extract clear text passwords, expose sensitive information, trigger a crash, and more. Moxa EDR-810 series flaws The existence of the flaws has been revealed when the Cisco Talos team published a post detailing them on Friday. The good news is that theyve all been fixed, and Moxa is urging users More

The post Moxa plugs serious vulnerabilities in industrial secure router appeared first on Help Net Security.

21:00

Yet another Ralph Blewitt conveyance file - the 4th - emerges from Slater and Gordon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 14 August 1995 - the same day Nick Styant Browne interviewed GILLARD, her last day working as a lawyer for the firm - this search was made of the firm's LOCUS file management system. It shows 3 files related to Ralph Blewitt's property purchase. When BLEWITT's lawyers requested his...

20:55

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs: Who Is Kimberly Breier? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Donald Trump on March 5, 2018, announced a new leader for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Kimberly Breier, considered a moderate Republican, has extensive experience in U.S. policy toward Latin America. Since June 2017, she has served as Western Hemisphere member of the Office of Policy Planning in the State Department. If confirmed by the Senate, Breier would succeed Roberta S. Jacobson, who served from 2012 until 2016, when she was appointed ambassador to Mexico.

 

Born September 12, 1972, to William and Suzanne Healey, Kimberly Healey Breier graduated Marblehead High School in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1990. She went on to earn a B.A. in Spanish at Middlebury College in 1994 and an M.A. in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in 1997.

 

Breiers first career job was as director of the North American Committee at the now-defunct National Policy Association, a pro-business think tank, from September 1997 to September 1999.

 

She then spent six months, September 1999 to February 2000, at the National Endowment for Democracy, a Washington D.C-based quasi-governmental organization funded by the U.S. that tries to influence politics in foreign countries toward a more pro-U.S. tilt.

 

Breier began more than a decade of public service for the U.S. Government intelligence community as senior political analyst for Latin America from March 2000 to January 2005. She produced written and oral briefs for policymakers in both the executive branch and the U.S. Senate covering several Latin American countries.

 

Breier went to work for the George W. Bush White House in January 2005, serving as director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council through June 2006. She served as director for Mexico and Canada, director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, and interim director for the Andean region.

 

In January 2007, she became the senior political analyst for a key Middle Eastern country until May 2009, when she was promoted to manager and worked on creating and running what she describes as the...

19:51

Judge Jeanine Comey The Liar, 2158 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Judge Jeanine Comey The Liar, 2158 Synopsis: You gotta love Judge Jeanine. Shes not holding back on James Comeys new book I wont mention its name. Soon, and very soon, we will be treated to the spectacle of Comey and McCabe calling each other liars as they both testify in their separate felony criminal trials. And then there is former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Comey and are already calling each other liars. Both in a rare show of honesty are actually telling the truth. But there is much, much more for the benefit of those hurting for entertainment throughout the balance of 1918 Hmmm, the same number of numbers, except the last two are reversed. Perhaps this is the year when the 1981 proclivities of the dominant Clinton/Obama crime syndicate takes a big fall big enough to allow this American ship of state to right itself. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com - Doterra Essential Oil products: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/BethStill -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington...

19:50

Ask yourselves: Are we the bad guys? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ask yourselves: Are we the bad guys? by R.Lesnoix for The Saker One can fault the British for many things but not for their sense of humour. Some time ago I saw a sketch by the comedy duo Mitchell and...

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19:49

~ from the Camden County Detention Facility, by Clare Grady "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 16, 2018   We say, the ultimate logic of Trident is omnicide, and yet, the explosive power of this weapon is only part of what we want to make visible. We see that nuclear weapons kill every day by their mere existence. Their production requires mining, refining, testing, and dumping of radioactive material, which poisons []

19:49

Fed Judge Halts DOJ Look at Trump Papers, 2160 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Fed Judge Halts DOJ Look at Trump Papers, 2160 Synopsis: In a tweet at 18:24 on Friday, a presumably Gateway Pundit author named Josh Caplan wrote the following: Federal judge grants petition for Pres. Trump to intervene in Michael Cohen motion seeking to limit prosecutors ability to review material seized in raids of Cohens home and office earlier this week. - @ABC Along with it is a copy of Judge Kimba M. Woods order: The Court GRANTS the application of President Donald Trump to intervene in this proceeding. SO ORDERED. Dated: New York, New York, April 13, 2018. Interestingly, Judge Kimba Wood, according to a TIME magazine story, dated June 03, 2011, Wood was once nominated by President Bill Clinton as Attorney General, but her nomination was derailed when it became known that she had employed an illegal immigrant at one time. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com - Doterra Essential Oil products: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/BethStill -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Co...

19:48

Washington preparation of new sanctions on Russia 'undisguised economic aggression' - Moscow "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following a massive US strike on Syrian targets on April 17, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the US was preparing new sanctions against Russia over Moscow's support of the Syrian government, adding that the measures would be announced on Monday. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday that Moscow considered US politics to expand sanctions against Russia "unrestrained," adding that Russia wouldn't postpone its response to the new measures. "I think that the schedule for reviewing this important bill will be set up so that we would not delay it [adoption] - the situation simply dictates the need for energetic efforts. We cannot specify now what will happen and when. But from a political point of view, as the Foreign Ministry, we see the need for this to be carried out quite dynamically," Ryabkov said.

19:48

Stun grenades used by Israeli police against ultra-Orthodox rioters in Jerusalem over female draft-dodger "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israeli police launched stun grenades at hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, who were protesting against plans to arrest a female draft-dodger. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that law-enforcement units dispersed rioters 'with stun grenades' after four policemen sustained minor injuries in clashes.

19:48

'Stirring up a hornet's nest': Czech President Zeman condemns illegal US-led missile attacks on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Czech President Milo Zeman has commented on the April 14 missile attack on Syria, carried out by the United States, France and the United Kingdom in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Damascus. Western countries have "stirred up a hornet's nest" of geopolitical tension in the Middle East, the president of the Czech Republic, Milo Zeman, said Sunday at the Prague F1 radio station, commenting on the latest missile strikes on Syria. "The West has eminently stirred the Middle East. Firstly, they invaded Iraq, claiming that its authorities have weapons of mass destruction, though, in the end, they found nothing. This military operation brought enormous people losses, including the lives of American soldiers. Now, Kurds fight with the Iraqis, while the Iraqi Shiites fight the Iraqi Sunnis. I don't even mention large financial losses," Zeman said.

19:46

US-led Strikes On Syria: PR Victory Or Decisive Failure? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://southfront.org/us-led-strikes-on-syria-pr-victory-or-decisive-failure/ Early on April 14, the US, the UK and France delivered a massive missile strike on Syria. The attack was publicly justified with accusations that the Syrian government had

19:41

Scientist Debunks US ClaimsReleases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

weapons

While the U.S. brags that it attacked a chemical weapons facility in Syria, witnesses claim that it actually destroyed a cancer research center.

The post Scientist Debunks US ClaimsReleases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

19:39

Diamond & Silk Push Back on Facebook, 2159 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Diamond & Silk Push Back on Facebook, 2159 Synopsis: The question is, will fame and fortune ruin Diamond & Silk? Since ramping up their appearances on Fox, the quality has gone down somewhat. However, this appearance on Jesse Watters show brought them back to full steam. I have inserted a very germane comment in the middle of this interview. [insert] [insert the 4th Amendment] Excuse me for butting in here, however there is a much more important point to be made here. Heres what the 4th Amendment the 4th of the first 10 amendments that make up whats known as the Bill of Rights has to say on this subject. Article [IV] (Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. This is really basic to what makes America special. During the revolution, British forces would bust into houses and lawyers offices and ransack papers looking for evidence of crimes. No! Thats not the way it works. Thats not why we fought for our freedom. This break-in by the FBI was COMPLETELY unconstitutional barring a specific laundry list of the evidence of probable crimes. It seems that the FBI has had some sort of a problem in the recent past with providing honest probable cause to facilitate legal warrants being issued. One would think that the FBI would be extra careful not to cross any lines at this point in their history, but the current folks still in charge dont care. They are arrogant and reckless in their willful ignorance of our laws and Constitution. They will risk anything, even time in jail in order to nail President Trump. Well, so be it. Now, lets return to the ladies. [insert] Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com - Doterra Essential Oil products: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/BethStill -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 1...

19:36

Iranian security forces capture large cargo of explosives in eastern borders - Russian commander says about 10,000 militants deployed in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Iranian security forces in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan could foil the plot of a terrorist groups to transfer 80kg of a combination of explosives, 17 pedal booby-traps, 28 pistols, 2,100 rounds, 35 mortars, tens of electronic detonators and other explosive equipment, the statement said. A sum of 580kg of narcotics have also been seized from the terrorists, it added. In a relevant development earlier this month, Iranian border guards in Sistan and Balouchestan confiscated a consignment of explosives which were smuggled into the country in preparation for terrorist attacks.

19:33

Russian FM Lavrov speaks on the Skripal Posioning Issue. Samples examined by Swiss Spiez Labs. -- by J "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the lips of the man who doesn't bullshit, Russian FM Lavrov briefing on the Skripal incident that was carried by Russia 24 TV: Russian FM Lavrov: Quote: "'According to the results of the conducted tests, traces of the toxic...

19:30

Syria Strike, Cohen Raid, Comey Book, Zuck Grilled, Schumer Cringe | Beauty & the Beta (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syria Strike, Cohen Raid, Comey Book, Zuck Grilled, Schumer Cringe | Beauty & the Beta Video Blonde in the Belly of the Beast Video Source

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19:30

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iraqis Burn US Flags, Shout 'Stop Destroying Syria'
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Iraqi protestors burn a US flag during a demonstration in Baghdad on April 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Iraqis came out in their thousands in Baghdad as well as the holy cities of Najaf and Basra to protest airstrikes on Syria by the US, Britain, and France.

Hundreds gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square with Syrian and Iraqi flags on Sunday, to demonstrate their support for the Syrian people. They burned several US flags and then stomped on them.

"Stop destroying Syria as you destroyed our country," shouted the protesters, in reference to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. "No to America, no to the bombardment of Syria," they chanted.

The Western trio fired more than 100 missiles at Syria early Saturday following an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma near Damascus.

Syria, which surrendered its chemical weapons stockpile during a process monitored by the United Nations chemical watchdog in 2014, has rejected carrying out the attack.

The Syrian government has said the attack was staged to give the aggressors a pretext to launch the airstrikes following recent army victories against terrorists near Damascus.

Crowds also took to the streets in the cities of Najaf and Basra, south of Baghdad.

The Iraqi government warned Saturday that the Western airstrikes on Syria were a "very dangerous" development that could fuel a Takfiri resurgence in the region.

On Sunday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari warned of the huge dangers of a military escalation in Syria in a telephone conversation with Acting US Secretary of State John Sullivan.

Jaafari stated that any further act of aggression against the conflict-plagued Arab country would undermine security and stability in the Middle East region as a whole.

19:30

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Arent Being Asked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syria AirstrikesThe national security establishment and the corporate media have been promoting a confrontational approach, but theyve been unable to explain how that would lead to a better outcome for the US or the world. (CD)  Mission accomplished, says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for []

19:29

Western hypocrisy: 'US, UK, France stand by Saudis in Yemen but pose as moral crusaders in Syria' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Syria attack reveals the hypocrisy of the West - which fuels the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen despite documented abuses - but relies on unverified claims to punish Syria, journalist and broadcaster Neil Clark told RT. As Riyadh's campaign in Yemen enters its fourth year, it has been repeatedly accused by rights groups of civilian casualties during the bombardment. However, in Syria's case, reports of a chemical weapon attack in Douma that are yet to be independently corroborated became the trigger for a coordinated military action, Clark pointed out. "On the one hand, they are rolling out the red carpet for Saudi leaders and they are supporting, either directly or indirectly, the Saudi bombing of Yemen, which is causing a great humanitarian catastrophe - and how many children has that conflict killed? "On the other hand, they pose as moral paragons, as moral crusaders when they claim children have died in Syria's chemical weapons attack without evidence."

19:29

The Real Axis of Evil: CIA/Pentagon/State Department "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Real Axis of Evil: CIA/Pentagon/State Department by Rory The Daily Coin It may be helpful to add the Department of Justice since Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch both, not only turned a blind eye to the crimes against...

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19:28

South-Side Co-op was a Sanctuary for Black Chicagoans in the 1960s "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Its no secret that Chicago, one of the most segregated cities in the nation, has an ugly history of housing discrimination. Before the federal Fair Housing Act passed in April 1968 50 years ago people of color were frequently, and flagrantly, prohibited from renting, buying or financing homes in areas where the population was mostly white.

Right before the acts passage, some black Chicagoans found homes, and refuge, in a housing cooperative on the citys South Side. Griffin moved into London Towne Houses Cooperative, in the Pullman community area, in 1967.

JoAnn Kenner, 73, current president of London Towne Houses, also has lived in the community since 67. In the years before fair housing laws, the mentality around integrated communities, Kenner said, was as in the play A Raisin in the Sun Even if you were able to get a mortgage and someone would sell you a house, if you were nonwhite, the neighborhood was not going to be welcoming.

London was like a breath of fresh air, it was like living in the suburbs, she said. Like a little bedroom community. This was a tremendous source of pride for residents, Kenner said, people were begging to get in.

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19:22

Media watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17 April 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 []

19:20

No to the violence of the State against the commons! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval: The violent destruction of the commons of the ZAD (Zone To Defend) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes by the French government is an infamous and revolting act. The current police offensive, led by several thousand gendarmes and CRS equipped with armored vehicles and helicopters is only the exercise of the purest State violence against a set of collective practices that are in progress or in preparation. This includes their fragile material conditions (buildings, meeting places, work tools, herds), and they  are now destroyed by bulldozers and police squads.

Since the first day of assault on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, the destruction of the farm of the Cents Noms was a true declaration of social and political war. The destruction of this place was by no means imperative given the criteria invoked by the government in its communication. Nicole Klein, Prefect of Loire Region, justifies the police operation by claiming that the Cents Noms had not submitted an agricultural project. This is obviously false: the inhabitants of this farm were carrying an alternative agricultural project and some of them had submitted a request for regularization.

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19:19

Fracking Has Brought the World to the Brink of Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From this video. The original graph contained global warming data through 2010 and predictions after that. The video author added the red dots, which show actual global warming data for 20112017. Note that the red dots are not just above all of the scenarios, including the "reference" or "no countermeasures" scenario. They're also above the 5%95% band of uncertainty around the reference scenario. In other words, in 2010 the authors of the study considered each recorded data point from 2011 to 2017 to be "highly unlikely" at the time the study was published, each one in the 5% least likely of outcomes.

by Gaius Publius

It's worth looking at two recent pieces from the climate front, not for what they say as their main points, but for two smaller points buried within them.

Two Degrees Warming Is a Ceiling, Not a Target

The first piece is by Jeffrey Sachs, writing in Canada's Globe and Mail. His main argument is that Canada should abandon its plans to build pipelines to carry doomed Alberta tar sands to market and build out a smart energy grid connected to the U.S. energy grid to leverage and store  both nation's renewable power capabilities.

About that, Sachs writes:
Oil seems to make politicians lose their bearings. The get-rich-quick mentality or too-much-to-lose thinking is very hard to overcome. Thus, two of Canadas most progressive leaders, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, have both doubled down recently on Alberta oil sands and the pipelines to carry them to world markets. Whether Kinder Morgans controversial Trans Mountain expansion through British Columbia is built, or the company steps away from the project, remains un.........

19:18

Busted! Roger Waters(Pink Floyd) Hits White Helmetsas Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CC BY 2.0 / Alterna2 http://www.alterna2.com / Roger Waters in Barcelona (Spain) during The Wall Live World The Syrian Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets, has emerged as one of the most effective propaganda tools for Islamist militants in Syria, with the group staging numerous provocations to draw in foreign military intervention []

19:17

FLASHBACK: Putin calls it: "Publish a world map and mark all the U.S. military bases on it. You will see the difference between Russia and the US" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vladimir Putin pulls no punches in an interview with Corriere della Sera. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a forum of independent regional and local mass media in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Full transcript: Luciano Fontana: I would like to start with a question concerning Russian-Italian relations. This relationship has always been close and privileged, both in the economic and political spheres. However, it has been somewhat marred by the crisis in Ukraine and the sanctions. Could the recent visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to Russia and your upcoming visit to Milan somehow change this trend, and if so, what is needed for that? Vladimir Putin: First, I firmly believe that Russia was not responsible for the deterioration in relations between our country and the EU states. This was not our choice; it was dictated to us by our partners. It was not we who introduced restrictions on trade and economic activities. Rather, we were the target and we had to respond with retaliatory, protective measures. But the relationship between Russia and Italy has, indeed, always been privileged, both in politics and the economy. For instance, in recent years, that is, in the last couple of years, trade between our countries increased eleven fold, from what I believe was $4.2 billion - we make calculations in US dollars - to over $48 billion, nearly $49 billion.

19:16

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrians Rally in Damascus in Support of Assad Against US-led Strikes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 02:29PM
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Syrians gather at the Umayyad Square in the capital Damascus to show their support for President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian military in the wake of the US-led airstrikes on Syrian government targets, April 16, 2018. (Photo by SANA)

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have poured into the streets in the capital Damascus in support of their government after the United States and its allies fired more than 100 missiles at Syria.

Honking car horns and waving Syrian flags, the crowd shouted slogans in support of Assad, celebrating what they saw as a triumph in resistance to the US-led airstrikes.

The US, UK and France launched airstrikes against multiple government targets in Syria early on Saturday morning, targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

A total of 103 cruise missiles were launched during the attack, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that at least 71 of them were intercepted by Syrian air defense forces.

The airstrikes were carried out in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma last week.

Several Western powers, led by the United States, claimed chemical substances, most likely chlorine and sarin, were used by Syrian government forces on April 7.

The claim was denied by Damascus and Moscow.

The photos below, released by Syria's officials news agency, SANA, show Syrians at the Umayyad Square in Damascus demonstrating their support for President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian military in the wake of the US-led airstrikes on Syrian government targets on Monday.

19:15

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.

19:15

HISTORY LESSON: The SELLING of the Gulf War Using False Flag Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nayirah gave false testimony that was used to fabricate an entire story and sell to Americans in an attempt to them to once again, back and support more war, at that time, the Gulf War.

This false testimony came from utilizing the same strategy that we witness today in the many false flag operations and that would the use of children to garner sympathy for an agenda (ie. war, gun control). In this case, Nayirah was put on TV and she told of dead babies killed by Iraqi monsters.

In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirahs last name was al-aba and that she was the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. This false testimony that she gave in front of an American audience was at the request of the US government.

This is now a documentable fact as shown evident by even the corporate media reporting on it. Back in the 1990s there were still some true journalism taking place because the mainstream media was NOT controlled by 5-6 monolithic corporations and independent, alternative media was not being censored like it is now. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations.  These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day.  They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites.

Below is the full story on how lies about babies being taken out of incubators were used to gain public opinion in order to send troops to war.

19:14

Your Android phone says its fully patched, but is it really? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How do fully-maintained (i.e., patched) Android phones end up getting exploited? Searching for an answer to that question spurred security researchers to analyze thousands of Android firmwares for the presence of hundreds of patches. Their research led to an unwelcome discovery: most Android vendors regularly forget to include some patches in the security updates provided to users. The research Security Research Labs researchers Jakob Lell and Karsten Nohl explained how they went about making the More

The post Your Android phone says its fully patched, but is it really? appeared first on Help Net Security.

19:11

Pedophiles Who Left Girl Unable To Have Children Spared Prison By Judge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Colorado Springs judge has caused outrage after refusing to sentence to prison two pedophiles who violently gang raped a 13-year-old, leaving her unable to have children.  Instead of serving prison time, Tommy Williams, 20, [...]

19:11

Yankees go home! Massive demonstration in Raqqa demands expulsion of US forces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The city used to be an HQ for Daesh until it was freed by the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after massive air bombing performed by the US coalition. Earlier in March 2018 reports had started to surface about a civilian group banding together in a bid to expel the US and SDF from the city. According to the Iranian Al-Alam TV channel, a massive demonstration is taking place in the central street of Raqqa, where "hundreds of Raqqa residents" holding national Syrian flags are advocating the expulsion of the US military presence. According to the media platform, inhabitants are demanding that the US withdraw from the north-eastern parts of Syria and slamming the airstrikes, conducted by the US, UK and France on April 14. They also urged the speedy return of the legitimate Syrian government to the city and the start of restoration work in Raqqa.

19:11

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JB, YouTube is so bad they took down a JSMineset recording for SUBSCRIBERS! YouTube censorship is not fake news, we know their agenda first hand Bill MRCs Brent Bozell: Tech Companies Must Stop Silencing Conservatives April 16, 2018 RESTON, VA The Media Research Center (MRC) released an extensive report Monday documenting the censorship of... Read more

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19:10

Syria: What Just Happened "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syria: What Just Happened by Eric Zuesse Strategic-Culture What happened right after the second direct US-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications far bigger than...

The post Syria: What Just Happened appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:10

Open Forum Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17 April 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 []

19:09

Justin Trudeaus Best Friend Jailed After International Pedophile Ring Bust "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Christopher Charles Ingvaldson, 42, a long-term close friend of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, has been found guilty of child pornography charges after being caught directing an international pedophile ring.  Ingvaldson entered guilty pleas in [...]

19:09

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Metabolic Syndrome; Increases Diabetes Risk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have you ever noticed how many overweight people drink diet soda or add low calorie sweeteners to their tea and coffee? Corporate propaganda tells overweight and obese people who are trying hard to lose weight or who at the very least are trying not to gain more weight that artificial sweeteners are the healthiest possible option. Many obediently and diligently skip sugar, convinced that they are making the best choice. Unfortunately, several studies have confirmed that this simply is not true.

The latest such study, conducted by researchers from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and presented in March at the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Illinois, found a close link between the consumption of artificial sweeteners and metabolic syndrome.

The group of conditions known as metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when a person exhibits insulin resistance, elevated bad cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of blood clots. It is usually diagnosed in people who are overweight or obese and who carry a lot of weight around their bellies. Also known as dysmetabolic syndrome, insulin resistance syndrome or syndrome X, metabolic syndrome causes an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. It also raises the risk of developing diabetes by between three and five times (300% to 500% relative risk increase).

Our stem cell-based studies indicate that low-calorie sweeteners promote additional fat accumulation within cells compared with cells not exposed to these substances, in a dose-dependent fashion meaning that as the dose of sucralose is increased more cells showed increased fat droplet accumulation, said Sabyasachi Sen, an associate professor of Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. This most likely occurs by increasing glucose entry into cells through increased activity of genes called glucose transporters, as reported by Science Daily.

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19:08

Boko Haram: Air Force acquires 6 new helicopters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said it had acquired six brand new Helicopters, to reinvigorate the nations air power. Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who made the disclosure in Abuja, said this was the first time in about 18 years, that the NAF will be making such acquisition. Abubakar made []

The post Boko Haram: Air Force acquires 6 new helicopters appeared first on Newtelegraph.

19:07

Scott Pruitt Has Betrayed the Mission, the National Interest and the Public Trust "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pruitt has a single overriding responsibility: to protect the environment and public health. Instead, he's protecting big polluters as he moves to delay or weaken needed safeguards at the direct behest of one industrial lobbyist after another. It's time for him to go.

19:07

Chinas Faux Comparative Advantage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The economics textbooks dont anticipate a state-directed economy that disregards the rule of law.

Container ships at a port in Qingdao, China.
Container ships at a port in Qingdao, China. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

April 15, 2018 2:44 p.m. ET

In textbook economics, trade is a win-win: Two countries trade freely based on comparative advantage and share the resulting gains, improving welfare in both countries. Americas trade with China is as far from that model as the Earth is from Mars.

Historically, the U.S. has had a comparative advantage in manufacturing because of its high rates of technological innovation, correspondingly high rates of capital investment and worker productivity, strong protections for intellectual property, and wide availability of low-cost energy. Yet since joining the World Trade Organization in 2001, China has come to dominate traditional manufacturing. By 2015 it accounted for 28% of global production of autos, 41% of ships, more than 50% of refrigerators, more than 60% of televisions, and more than 80% of computers and air conditioners.

As is evident in government documents such as....

19:06

Russia's envoy to OPCW: Moscow has 'irrefutable' evidence chem attack in Syria's Douma was staged - Clashes break out between Syrian troops and militants in Douma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moscow has "irrefutable proof" that the alleged chemical incident in Syria's Douma was a "false-flag attack," orchestrated by UK security services with support from the United States, the Russian envoy to the OPCW said. "We have not just a 'high level of confidence,' as our Western partners uniformly put it; we have irrefutable proof that there was no chemical attack in Douma on April 7," Russia's Ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons Aleksandr Shulgin said at a special meeting of the UN chemical watchdog's executive council. The diplomat added that the incident had been a "pre-planned false-flag attack by the British security services, which could have also been aided by their allies in Washington." "Things unfolded according to the pre-written scenario prepared by Washington. There's no doubt, the Americans play 'first fiddle' in all of this," Shulgin said, adding that "attack" was staged by "pseudo-humanitarian NGOs," which are under the patronage of the Syrian government's foreign adversaries.

19:05

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South Carolina Inmate: Bodies Stacked Up During Clashes; 7 Slain
By MEG KINNARD
ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLUMBIA, S.C.
Apr 16, 2018, 12:34 PM ET

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, razor wire protects a perimeter of the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. A South Carolina prisons spokesman says several inmates are dead and others required outside medical attention after houThe Associated Press

Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security prison, leaving seven of them dead, officials said. An inmate who witnessed the riot told The Associated Press that bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other."

At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured as inmates fought uninterrupted before authorities regained control of Lee Correctional Institution about 3 a.m. Monday, South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said.

Officials didn't immediately say what sparked the violence at the prison that houses some of the state's worst and longest-serving offenders. No prison guards were hurt.

The prisoner who saw the riot exchanged messages with AP on the condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to have a cellphone and fears retribution from other inmates.

He also didn't say what started the riot but said most of the inmates are affiliated with gangs and he saw several attackers taunt a rival gang member who was badly injured.

"I just saw three dead on the sidewalk outside of my unit. One guy is still alive and breathing, but just barely," the inmate said.

The riot was the latest violence in the South Carolina prisons system, where at least 20 inmates have been killed by fellow prisoners since the start of 2017. At Lee Correctional, an inmate held a guard hostage for 90 minutes in March and another killed a fellow prisoner in February.

The inmate who spoke to AP said that many cell door locks were already broken before the riot and that he and other prisoners roamed around freely. Hours after the violence started, no correctional officers or medical personnel attended to the dead or dying, he said.

"It's been over two hours, but no COs (corrections officers) h...

19:05

Former New Jersey Cop Busted in FBI Sting, Charged with Child Sex Trafficking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A former New Jersey cop who was considered a fugitive from justice has been captured and arrested following an FBI sting on multiple counts related to child sex trafficking.

The post Former New Jersey Cop Busted in FBI Sting, Charged with Child Sex Trafficking appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

19:04

'Completely wrong': London protesters react to UK's airstrikes on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite a lack of public support, Theresa May, led by the US, went ahead with airstrikes against the Syrian government. We took the streets of London to find out what the public now thought following the attack. Some outright condemned the strikes and advocated diplomacy. One man told RT: "I think it's completely wrong, they needed to wait for more evidence." He added: "I don't quite understand why they couldn't just wait a couple of days and just get all the evidence [...] and they would at least have a better mandate." Another passerby said striking Syria could be "understandable," but added: "But unfortunately I am growing less automatically likely to believe what I'm told by the media." One woman hit out at the prime minister for failing to address MPs. "I don't think the PM should have attacked Syria because she did not consult Parliament and there is no real evidence of who has done it."

19:03

US, UK, France scrambling to maintain international legitimacy after illegal attack on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Having set themselves above international law by bombing Syria without UN authorization, the US, the UK and France are now going calling on other countries to unite behind their fait accompli and endorse their actions. American, British and French ships and airplanes fired over 100 missiles at Syria Saturday morning, claiming it was in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The three countries did not wait for UN authorization, or even for evidence from the scene: the international team of experts from the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had just arrived in Syria to investigate when the missiles began to fly. As US President Donald Trump triumphantly declared "mission accomplished," his French colleague Emmanuel Macron called for the UN Security Council to step in and pick up the pieces.

19:03

LIBERALS ARE DOING TO JAMES COMEY WHAT COMEY DID TO HILLARY CLINTON (updated) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even before his interview with George Stephanopoulos aired, the knives were out for James Comey, and not just at the White House or the Republican National Committee. "James Comey Is No Hero," wrote Charlie Pierce. "James Comey Is No Hero," wrote Adam Serwer. Today, Ryan Cooper writes, "James Comey Is Not a Hero."

I get it. Nate Silver has long argued that Comey's announcement of another dive into the Hillary Clinton email muck in late October 2016 cost Clinton the election, and I find Silver's case persuasive. Comey had previously wagged a scolding finger at Clinton, while never breathing a word about investigations of possible treason in Trump World. Also, in the published excerpts from his book and his Stephanopoulos interview, Comey really does come off as self-regarding and overly impressed with his own integrity.

But I keep thinking about the aphorism made famous by James Carville: When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil. I don't know if President Trump is actually drowning, but he's in deep waters, and his swimming skills are doubtful. Here's James Comey with some sort of weighty object. Why try to prevent him from tossing it into the water? On Twitter yesterday, Trump referred to Comey's "badly reviewed book." I think he was referring to the criticism of Comey in the so-called liberal media.

I know how conservatives would respond if the parties were reversed. They wouldn't worry about the past. The enemy of their enemy would be their friend, even if they used to despise him. I remember how much the right used to hate Julian Assange, but all that was forgotten once he put a target on Hillary Clinton's back.

Is that good? Is it moral? No, but it's effective.

I acknowledge Comey's deep character flaws. I'm angry at him for tipping the election to Trump in the last days. But at this moment I'm inclined to cede him the floor, because of the damage he's doing to Trump.

I think some on the left look at Comey the way Comey (unforgivably) looked at Hillary Clinton during....

19:03

Gilbert Doctorow: On the Reaction to the U.S. Strike in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


On the Reaction to the U.S. Strike in Syria


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19:02

John Bolton wanted a massive bombing raid in Syria. Trump said no. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Bolton wanted a massive bombing raid in Syria. Trump said no.

The limited strike in Syria shows that the administrations more cautious voices carried the day.

19:01

From Srebrenica to Syria: How the US displaced the UN as the 'world police' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After President Donald Trump tweeted "missiles are coming," the US, UK and France launched airstrikes on Syria. There was no international investigation of the alleged chemical attack, or UN authorization. How did it come to this? The US likes to present itself as the foremost guardian of the "rules-based international order," blaming Russia and China for flouting these rules or seeking to change them. Yet in practice it is Washington and its allies that trample on the rules at nearly every occasion. Friday's strikes are but one example. Earlier this week, US envoy Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council that Washington intended to act in Syria "with or without" the UN. Russia's Vassily Nebenzia responded with a reminder that the UN has all too often been used as a fig leaf for Western military adventurism. He specifically cited the example of Libya in 2011, when UNSC Resolution 1973 that authorized a "no-fly zone" was used by NATO as a license for regime change. George W. Bush flouted the UN entirely in 2003, when he invaded Iraq after basically telling the Security Council he intended to do so no matter what. Before that, Bill Clinton launched NATO's 78-day war against Yugoslavia in 1999, also without bothering with the UN.

19:01

Indigenous Womens Delegation To Europe Continues Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment By Major Banks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indigenous Womens Delegation To Europe Continues Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment By Major Banks By WECAN International Censored News April 16, 2018 CONTACT:Emily Arasim (general inquiries) emily@wecaninternational.org, +1(505)920-0153Michelle Cook (general inquiries) - divestinvestprotect@gmail.comOsprey Orielle Lake (urgent inquiries in Europe) osprey@wecaninternational.org, +1(

19:01

TensorFlow in your Browser "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you want to explore machine learning, you can now write applications that train and deploy TensorFlow in your browser using JavaScript. We know what you are thinking. That has to be slow. Surprisingly, it isnt, since the libraries use Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration. Of course, that assumes your browser can use your GPU. There are several demos available, include one where you train a Pac Man game to respond to gestures in your webcam to control the game. If you try it and then disable accelerated graphics in your browser options, youll see just what a speed up you can gain from the GPU.

Getting Started

The documentation and tutorials can help you get started. In its simplest form, though, it is pretty easy to do simple things. Just to get you started, we put together something very simple: a network that learns how to estimate what ten times some number equals. It isnt the most amazing demo, but if you learn by reading code, it is somewhere to start.

The flow is pretty simple. First, we load the library from a content delivery server:

  

 

19:00

The Strong Towns Movement Comes to Akron "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In many ways, Akron, Ohio is a unique city. It was once dubbed the "Rubber Capital of the World" because of the plethora of tire companies located there. Akron is also the birthplace of LeBron James, the location of the Soap Box Derby Championships, and home to one of the largest populations of Bhutanese refugees in the world. It has unique organizations, architecture and communities.

 The Annual First Night Akron event on New Years Eve (Source: Shane Wynn via Akronstock)

The Annual First Night Akron event on New Years Eve (Source: Shane Wynn via Akronstock)

But in other ways, Akron shares many characteristics with dozens of other midsize cities across the country: It has a great university, a historic downtown and a central waterway. It has a host of businesses headquartered in its region and an economically diverse population residing in its neighborhoods. 

The way the city has developed is not so different from other communities either: Akron grew rapidly in the middle of the 20th century and today, it's grappling with how to pay for an overextended infrastructure network after its population has dramatically decreased. In approaching this challenge, Akron residents and leaders are choosing to take small steps and make incremental improvements using the assets they already have and they possess so many  rather than to go all-in on more large-scale, risky investments.

This is why we find ourselves in Akron. Throughout 2018, Strong Towns is getting to know the people and places that make this city great, and working with Akronites to talk about a more economically resilient future where residents are empowered and change happens neighborhood by neighborhood, from the ground up. We're sharing our message with the city of Akron, in person and online, and we're also sharing the story of Akron with our readers and members around the globe. This work is made possible through a partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

You may have seen some of our recent stories on the Rust Belt city like this one about Akron's housing challenges or...

Bougainville minister loses seat as court endorses election vote recount "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Outside national court (Sally Pokiton)
Sam Akoitai (right) outside National Court after winning back his Central Bougainville seat (Sally Pokiton)

NEWSDESK | Pacific Media Centre (Loop PNG)

AUCKLAND - Bougainville Affairs Minister Father Simon Dumarinu has been ousted by Papua New Guineas national court as the first casualty since last years general election.

The national court sitting in Waigani declared Sam Akoitai, a former mining minister, re-elected for the seat of Central Bougainville after deliberating on an election petition.

Justice Lawrence Kangwia declared Mr Akoitai elected in the recount by just four votes - 7,257 to Fr Dumarinus 7,253.

Mr Akoitai was declared the winner after the court refused a motion by Fr Dumarinu for a further recount.

He is regarded as a cheerleader for Bougainville Copper Limited, having worked for the company for eight years. He also fought against the Bougainville Revolutionary Army during the regions 10-year civil war.

Wed like to continue to maintain peace in Bougainville and peace must be the winner, Mr Akoitai said outside court.

Its now down to work, both in Bougainville and Papua New Guinea.

Fr Dumarinu is a Marist Catholic priest from Deomori in the Panguna mine area and was elected to Parliament for the Social Democratic Party led by Governor Powes Parkop.

18:58

Mogherini: Keeping Iran nuclear deal in place vital for EU "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - The EU has given Trump a blow to his attempts to intimidate the EU into "renegotiating" the Iran deal by adding new sanctions. Mogherini has said she expects none to come out of the EU foreign ministers meeting.

18:56

Epic Fail: Russian Countermeasures Killed Trump Syria Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from SouthFront Early on April 14, the US, the UK and France delivered a massive missile strike on Syria. The attack was publicly justified with accusations that the Syrian government had allegedly been behind the so-called Douma chemical attack on April 7. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described the strikes as harder than the 2017 []

18:56

Russia: Chemical weapons inspection delayed due to Wests airstrikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press TV April 16, 2018 Russia says a visit by inspectors from the United Nations chemical watchdog to the site of an alleged gas attack in Syrias Douma has been delayed due to recent Western airstrikes on the Arab country. This is the latest conjecture of our British colleagues, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov []

18:55

The Biggest District Court Hearing Since Watergate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There will be a hearing today in Manhattan to discuss what will be done with the materials the government seized from Michael Cohen last week. It will probably be the most significant event in a U.S. District Court since James McCord sent his letter to Judge John Sirica on March 19, 1973. After that letter, it was only a matter of time before the ugly truths behind the Watergate break-in became known to investigators and the public.

President Trump knows the government probably now has possession of enough incriminating material to end his presidency and land him in prison for the remainder of his days, so the only remaining option is to fight to prevent the government from reading what they have. Judge Kimba Wood will decide if that is the correct way to deal with this mess. I dont think she will rule with the president.

Whats being debated is who gets to review the material seized from Cohens home, office and hotel room one week ago. After learning that the government planned to have a taint team start reviewing the material it had seized from Cohen last Friday, Cohens legal team filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on Thursday night. In short, they want to have the determination of what is or isnt privileged made not by government officials but by themselves or, at least, by a third party called a special master

Trumps team wants Cohens team to review the seized material and then to get a copy of the material related to the president. In court on Friday, Trumps attorneys seemed content to have a third-party review the material to determine what might or might not be privileged. In a letter filed with the court on Sunday night, though, Trumps position was that the only acceptable way of evaluating what was or wasnt privileged was to turn the material over to Cohens team to make that assessment.

The president has characterized the warrants that were issued to seize Cohens record as a violation of attorney-client privilege, but the government....

If Cohen Was in Prague, Trump Will Be Removed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If Michael Cohen went to Prague, then Donald Trump will be impeached, convicted, and removed from office, assuming he doesnt resign. Digby says it is the whole enchilada, and shes right. But Adam Davidson may be right that scrutiny of Cohens business records are going to be sufficient on their own, regardless of what can proven about the Prague trip.

For starters, reporters Peter Stone and Greg Gordon of McClatchy set the world on fire (for those in the know) with their Thursday evening article that revealed that Mueller has evidence Cohen was in Prague in 2016.

The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trumps personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter

investigators have traced evidence that Cohen entered the Czech Republic through Germany, apparently during August or early September of 2016 as the ex-spy reported, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is confidential.

Now, these two anonymous sources could be wrong but given the stakes, there is no way McClatchy would make such an explosive charge if they werent extremely confident that their sources are in a position to know and have no plausible reason to mislead them.

Michael Cohen still denies that he traveled to Prague in 2016, or ever.

Thats a lie. Hes already admitted that he travelled to Prague in 2001, not that this is relevant to the question at hand. But it is relevant that the only part of that tweet we can confirm is not true.

I suppose some of you want to know w...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I told you Michael Cohen was the weak spot in Donald Tump's Death Star.

If Michael Cohen was in Prague, that's the whole ball game.

Discuss

18:54

Gov Union Pressures Wells Fargo to Block Gun Manufacturers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Apparently its okay to use your position and power as a government union to try to force a private enterprise from doing business with companies that make things you dont like. That sentence, if true (which it is, and Ill show you that in a moment), is even worse when the companies the government union doesnt want you to do business with are gun manufacturers.

A national teachers union is threatening to end its relationship with Wells Fargo if they dont sever all ties with gun manufacturers that produce those scary black guns. The union is the American Federation of Teachers. Last week, they issued a press release that declared, Were issuing Wells Fargo an ultimatumthey can have a mortgage market that includes Americas teachers, or they can continue to do business with the NRA and gun manufacturers.  They cant do both.

Apparently, the American Federation of Teachers presumes to speak for all teachers, not just the teachers in its union, but all teachers. How else could they presume to make a statement that includes they can have a mortgage market that includes Americas teachers if they are not assuming that all American teachers are gun grabbing, police-state-enabling, cattle-car-guide wanna-bes like the folks who run this government-funded and government-protected racket?

Members of the American Federation of Teachers have, at present, around 20,000 mortgages with Wells Fargo.  They are threatening to refinance their mortgages with another company. The tactic is a continued ramped-up effort that began after the Parkland shooting and has not abated. Bringing in the power of government unions, funded, as they are, by tax dollars (whether you want to fund these organizations or not), takes these efforts to a whole other level.

One wonders how many teachers that are a part of this union, that are forced to pay dues to this union, appreciate their coerced membership dues going to fund an organization that is attempting to use its political and economic power (power given to it by you and me, without our consent) to shake down a major financial institution in the hopes of destroying the makers of tools individuals can use as self-defense.

The government-funded and protected union is also encouraging other Unions to make similar moves, meaning this de facto extension of government is attempting to shut down gun manufacturers through market pressure, a market pressure they can create only because they have government backing and our stolen wealth to do so.

AFT President Randi Weingarten added in the press release, the lives of students and educators must be valued m...

18:54

Cowardly attacks on female politicians appearance not just the work of social medias losers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has today rightly highlighted the unacceptable nature of personal abuse that was directed at her on social media recently.

Comments were directed at her and party leader, Arlene Foster, after the latter had posted a photograph of the pair on Twitter.

Lockharts intervention was welcomed by Sinn Feins Northern Leader, Michelle ONeill:

The personal abuse meted out to high profile figures in politics can be deeply unsavoury, and is usually attributed to accounts with anonymous profiles behind which individuals hide to avoid being directly linked with cowardly comments that can be misogynistic, racist, homophobic or sectarian in nature.

Lockhart is correct to raise this issue.

It is equally important to call out the actions of elected representatives and commentators who resort to similar language on screen or on social media to denigrate political opponents using looks or appearance as a weapon.

A number of years ago, Carla and Arlenes party colleague, Sammy Wilson, made this comment about two female elected representatives:

The other two Sinn Fein ministers are two women. I cant remember their names but their sisters called Cinderella.

There is only one way to interpret Wilsons words. He has form in this regard.

Coming from a prominent elected representative, the significance of Wilsons utterances to a party gathering would have a considerably greater impact on account of his status as an influential, high profile figure.

If Carla Lockhart speaking out makes a difference t...

18:50

Senator Ted Cruzs Bill to Remove the Inflation Tax from Capital Gains Addresses a Symptom but Not the Cause "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senator Ted Cruzs Bill to Remove the Inflation Tax from Capital Gains Addresses a Symptom but Not the Cause by Stefan Gleason Money Metals Washington, DC (April 13, 2018) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has just announced he...

The post Senator Ted Cruzs Bill to Remove the Inflation Tax from Capital Gains Addresses a Symptom but Not the Cause appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:50

Danny Glover at April 4, 2018, Rally to End Racism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Actor Danny Glover speaking about Martin Luther Kings commitment to end the interconnected triple evils of racism, poverty and militarism. Glover spoke at the Rally to End Racism in Washington, DC, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings assassination, organized by the National Council of Churches.

Glover is introduced by Terry Provance of the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee (VPCC), which invited Glover to the rally.

The post Danny Glover at April 4, 2018, Rally to End Racism appeared first on World Beyond War . . ..

18:48

Danish psychologist compares #MeToo Movement with Gestapo and KGB "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In late 2017, all of Scandinavia was deeply shaken by the outbreak of the anti-harassment #MeToo movement focusing on women's rights and embracing all spheres of life. According to a Danish psychologist, though, the women's movement has rather become a tool in the perennial battle of the sexes. In a searing opinion piece, where he shared his reflections on the balance of genders and the way it affects society, Danish psychologist and therapist Finn Korsaa has compared the #MeToo movement with the Nazi Gestapo in a way that it helps to enforce a certain ideology. "The issue of women's quotas in corporate boards has long been like a hot potato. But how come no one insists on changing the significant overrepresentation of female psychologists? And why do we never ever hear demands for more men in the role of nurses?" Korsaa wrote in the Berlingske daily, suggesting that the so-called "equality efforts" go deeper than balancing the gender situation in the labor market and government bodies.

18:47

CVE-2018-0737 OpenSSL: RSA key generation follows several non constant time code paths "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Billy Brumley on Apr 16

Hey Folks,

We discovered 3 vulnerabilities in OpenSSL that allow cache-timing
enabled attackers to recover RSA private keys during key generation.

1. BN_gcd gets called to check that _e_ and _p-1_ are relatively
prime. This function is not constant time, and leaks critical GCD
state leading to information on _p_.

2. During primality testing, BN_mod_inverse gets called without the
BN_FLG_CONSTTIME set during Montgomery arithmetic setup. The...

18:47

Alcohol poisoning deaths decline by 25% after Russia bans non-food alcohol products "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. The press service of the Rospotrebnadzor agency told TASS that there were 677 alcohol poisonings over the New Year holidays in 2018, compared to 1,800 during the same period last year. The number of fatalities was 46 compared to 500 - an eleven-fold decrease, the press service added.

18:46

The Revolving Door Profiteer Who Helped Shape Trumps Nuclear Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Franklin C. Miller advises Trump on his hawkish nuclear policy. But many don't know that Miller has profited directly from the nuclear industrial complex.

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18:46

Professor Kees van der Pijl: Flight MH17, Ukraine and the new Cold War Prism of Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the new Cold War

Prism of disaster

By Professor Kees van der Pijl

Flight MH17, Ukraine and the new Cold War
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18:45

19 Quotes On Love That Show Our Light Shines Brightest In The Dark "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

No matter how hard it gets, choose love

Sometimes we must really enter the depths of ourselves to see the light that shines within, and upon shining our light we also reveal darkness that we may not have known to be present. This is the sometimes confusing paradox that can wreak havoc on us, but also without one the other has no comparison so cannot exist. However, regardless of how we feel in this moment or the next, we can always choose to love unconditionally. This is the feeling summed up in 19 beautiful quotes on the darkness transmuted:

  • Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when Im tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become. Johnny Weir
  • When I say I love you more, I dont mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most. (Unknown)
  • Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and fin...

18:45

Missile attacks on Syria in breach of international law, China says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press TV April 16, 2018 China has strongly condemned the latest missile strikes by the United States along with its allies Britain and France on crisis-hit on Syria, stating the military aggression violates the basic principles and norms of international law. Addressing reporters during a press conference in Beijing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry []

18:44

I have retired Udenwa, Nzeribe, Iwuanyanwu, others Okorocha "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has declared that he has retired politicians like Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Senator Arthur Nzeribe, Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and will by 2019 add Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and others to the list. Okorocha said he rested the spent politicians who had nothing more to bring to the table []

The post I have retired Udenwa, Nzeribe, Iwuanyanwu, others Okorocha appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:44

A former correspondent for the New York Times provides targets for Western military to bomb in Syria: can you imagine a Western writer presenting a list of Israeli targets for the West to bomb in the wake of Israeli massacres? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

command and control, delivery mechanisms including aircraft and bases, storage, research, and the like. This is in a magazine edited by a "former" Israeli occupation soldier and funded by a billionaire.

18:44

Short-Period Binary Stars Eject Planets, According to Simulations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Circumbinary castaways: Short-period binary systems can eject orbiting worlds

When eclipsing binaries orbit each other closely, within about 10 days or less, Fleming and co-authors wondered, do tides the gravitational forces each exerts on the other have "dynamical consequences" to the star system?

"That's actually what we found" using computer simulations, Fleming said. "Tidal forces transport angular momentum [3m18s video] from the stellar rotations to the orbits. They slow down the stellar rotations, expanding the orbital period."

[...] The expanding stellar orbit "engulfs planets that were originally safe, and then they are no longer safe and they get thrown out of the system," said Rory Barnes, UW assistant professor of astronomy and a co-author on the paper. And the ejection of one planet in this way can perturb the orbits of other orbiting worlds in a sort of cascading effect, ultimately sending them out of the system as well.

Making things even more difficult for circumbinary planets is what astronomers call a "region of instability" created by the competing gravitational pulls of the two stars.

"There's a region that you just can't cross if you go in there, you get ejected from the system," Fleming said. "We've confirmed this in simulations, and many others have studied the region as well."

This is called the "dynamical stability limit." It moves outward as the stellar orbit increases, enveloping planets and making their orbits unstable, and ultimately tossing them from the system.

On The Lack of Circumbinary Planets Orbiting Isolated Binary Stars (arXiv:1804.03676)


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18:43

Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), the leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for classrooms, will use a grant from the Lifeboat Foundation to fly three new classroom experiments on the Perlan II stratospheric glider in May. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), the leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for classrooms, will use a grant from the Lifeboat Foundation to fly three new classroom experiments on the Perlan II stratospheric glider in May. Learn more! Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), the leading provider of affordable flight experiment opportunities for classrooms, will use a grant from the Lifeboat Foundation to fly three new classroom experiments on the Perlan II stratospheric glider in May. Learn more!

18:41

Afghan president invites Taliban to run in election and prove they have actual popular support "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Afghanistan's president has invited the Taliban to take part in the upcoming parliamentary election in October. The unusual offer comes as the militant group continues to seize swathes of land in the war-torn country. The Afghan government made "a clear and comprehensive suggestion about peace" to the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani declared on Saturday as he spoke at a voter registration launch ceremony, Pajhwok reported. "The upcoming election is a great opportunity" for those "who think they have roots in this country," he said. The Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist movement which emerged back in the 1980s, now "can appear as a political party and participate in this process," Ghani says. He added that Afghans are "tired of the bloodshed," and urged the militant group "to be serious about elections." President Ghani already offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group in late February. The offer included negotiating a ceasefire and the release of the Taliban's prisoners, as well as holding including new elections that would involve the militants. The Taliban did not respond to the proposal. However, Mohammed Akram Khpalwak, chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council - an agency in charge of negotiating with the Taliban - claimed on Saturday the group is considering the proposal. "As per our information, discussions are ongoing among them [the Taliban]," he said, as cited by TOLO News.

18:41

Hungarian Miracle Will Continue, 2157 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Hungarian Miracle Will Continue, 2157 Synopsis: Prime Minister Viktor Orbn won an overwhelming victory in Hungary last Sunday. In a multi-candidate race, Orbns party, Fidesz, won 50% of the vote and 68% of the seats in the Hungarian parliament. That gives Fidesz an unprecedented 2/3rds majority enough so that the party can now rewrite the Constitution as they see fit. This was a great day for freedom lovers world-wide and a dark day for the invasion and the globalists. It could also turn out to be a good day for monetary reform because Hungary has in the past adopted practical, yet creative economic thinking it rejected the Euro, it kicked out the IMF and remained with its national money, the Forint. Since Viktor Orbn took office as Prime Minister in 2010, Hungarys debt-to-GDP ratio has steadily declined and now stands at 72.4%, putting it well below the European average of 88,1%. When Orbn took office, unemployment exceeded 12%. Now, 8 years later, it is 3.8. And all this on a flat-rate income tax of 15% for everyone. This is a remarkable achievement considering that Hungary did not escape from Communist rule until 1990 an iron-fisted rule which left its economy in ruins. We will have more on the improving situation in Hungary later on. The day after last Sundays parliamentary election, we got in this beautifully translated, exclusive video of Prime Minister Orbns acceptance speech on election night something you will not see on U.S. TV stations. My hat is off to the technical achievement this represents. I could not produce such a piece of videography if I had a month to do so. Support Our Sponsors: - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Natural Hemp Oil - Use promocode: BillStill for 10% off. Vets get 15% off. https://Naturalhempoil.com - Cerule - makers of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com - Doterra Essential Oil products: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/site/BethStill -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, T...

18:41

Herding Hamsters And Other Cosmic Reflections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Disordered thoughts on the National Cockatoos latest antics

One:  The aghastment and horrilation about the terrible, appalling, shocking etc nature of gas warfare is nonsense. There is nothing unusually  hideous about the use of toxic chemicals. Hidous, yes, but not unusually hideous. Boring old workaday artillery, that nobody criticizes, leaves children watching as mommy frnatically clutches at intestings spilling from her opened belly, leaves men without legs trying to drag themselves along until gushing femoral arteries end consciousness, causes traumatic brain injury that leaves its beneficiaries drooling and burbling for life. Poison gas can do no better.

The whole business of WMD, Weapons of Mass Destruction, is two-thirds twaddle useful for herding  dim publics. Gas has very seldom been used since the World War One days of Wilfred Owen, not because of its vileness but because it has not proved particularly useful militarily. Horribleness does not bother soldiers, who are amoral when they are not actually sadistic.

Biological warfare? It sounds, like, you know, really scary and all, but in fact is not militarily enticing because it is not controllable and can backfire on its users. It serves nicely, however,  to alarm publics with minds of low voltage.  We are most especially supposed to be frightend of anthrax. Since it is not contagious it is more in the nature of a poison and in any event hard to use.

Only three weapons of mass destruction exist: Nuclear explovives, artillery, and aerial bombing. Think Dresden, Hiroshima, Guernica, Falluja.

Two: Whoever wrote Trumps speech for himhe obviously cannot put together two sentences with dependent clauses without wandering onto the far shores of incoherenceworked the moral-outrage pump hard. The gas attack, by whomever made, killed, eeek, squeak, seventy civilians and little children. More hamster-herding: git along little furry dogies. On many days in the Mid-East, the United States has killed more civilians than all the gas attacks real or invented in the entire war. The pilots, unprincipled as are all military men, know they are doing it, and dont care. They get paid for their humanitarianism. By us.

Three: Something smells.  The use of toxins, either by Assad in Syria or by Russia in West PakistanEngland, I meant, Englandmakes no sensee. Assad had won his war and had no need of  gassing a few civilians. He would have to know that  it would give Washington a pretext for an attack. Which it did. Is Assad so foolish?

Similarly with the poisoning of  whats-his-spy and his daughter. Russia had nothing to gain and a great deal to lose, as we have seen. It is one thing to believe Mr. Putin capable of bad things. To believe him stupid is quite another. Note that Theresa May became hysterical before it was established that....

18:39

Mohawk Nation News 'To the Shameless Iroquois Quack'ers' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TO THE SHAMELESS IROQUOIS QUACKERS Posted on April 16, 2018 Mohawk Nation News MNN. Apr. 16, 2018. Iroquois Quackers [also known as the Iroquois Caucus] is carrying military designed attacks against their own people called the naturals, the real kanionkehaka! http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2018/04/16/to-the-shameless-iroquois-quackers/

18:38

Terri Hansen: March for Indigenous Science reflects tribal knowledge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it.'

18:37

The great tax scam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I just returned from the post office after mailing my tax returns. Yes, I am an old fashioned guy who still does our own taxes and mails in paper returns, much to the delight of the post office that gets money from my doing so and to the chagrin of the tax preparation companies that would like me to pay for their services, and the Internal Revenue Service for whom it would be much easier to process electronic returns than paper ones.

I am not a total Luddite. I have developed my own spreadsheet over the years in which I input the data and it computes the values that should go in the boxes in the various forms. I then download the fillable tax forms from the government tax sites and transfer the numbers from the boxes in my spreadsheet to the boxes in the forms.

Why go to even this level of trouble? Partly it is a form of protest because Congress has colluded with the tax preparation companies to prevent the IRS from being able to offer electronic filing directly without going through a private intermediary. I do not see why I should hand over my personal information to a private company in a transaction that should involve just me and the government. Not only that, why should I reward a private company for their success in lobbying the government to deny a service to taxpayers?

I now have another reason and that is that electronic filing services have been hacked. Two people I know personally had their accounts hacked so that when they went to file their returns, they found that someone else had already fraudulently filed a return under their names and collected refunds. Correcting that took a hell of a long time and was a major pain.

John Oliver explains that the recent tax reform like most tax reforms in the last few decades have been thinly disguised giveaways to wealthy people and corporations while pretending to benefit ordinary people. He explains some of the biggest items.

Whenever I do my taxes, I am reminded of the argument some white people use against affirmative action in higher education, that it is unfair for underserved minorities to be given extra consideration during the college admissions process since some members of the underserved communities might well be in higher socioeconomic categories than some members of the white community. Why shouldnt everyone be considered equally based solely on their academic performance and test scores?

One major flaw in the argument is that these people focus exclusively on a single point in time, when admissions are being decided, and ignore everything else. I always ask them if they would be willing to trade a lifetime of being white (with all the implicit and explicit privileges that comes with it) with a lifetime of being black (with a...

18:37

BEST OF THE WEB: Peter Hitchens: How on earth would killing MORE people rescue Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why do so many people in politics and the media want to start wars? Since I toured a sordid hospital full of wounded people in Bucharest at Christmas 1989, and even more after I saw for the first time (in Vilnius in 1991) what a human head looks like after a bullet has passed through it, I have seen it as an absolute duty to warn against armed conflict. It is a filthy thing. No doubt there are times when we must fight. But there are plenty more when we should not. Any fool can kill a man in a second and ruin a city in a week. But it takes long years of nurture to raise a child to adulthood, and centuries to build a civilisation. Yet I look around me and see the mouths of intelligent people opened wide, yelling for an attack on Syria, when the only certain outcome of that will be blood and screams and ruins, and the deaths of innocents in 'collateral damage'. What good will this do? What is wrong with them? They are not cruel and stupid, yet they call for actions which are both.

18:37

Founder of One of the Largest Childrens Charities in the World, Arrested for Pedophilia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

founder

A United Nations adviser and the founder of Street Kids International was arrested on suspicion of pedophilia after he was caught with two young children during a police raid.

The post Founder of One of the Largest Childrens Charities in the World, Arrested for Pedophilia appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

18:36

How You Let Go (In One Simple Statement), According to Your Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Letting go doesnt mean that you dont care about someone anymore. Its just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

When we allow experiences or people from our past to hold us back, this can hinder our ability to move forward in life, find happiness or achieve our goals and dreams. Working like a slow acting poison in our lives, these toxic feelings can negatively influence every area of our lives.

Focusing our lives solely on the past denies us the joy, happiness, and fulfillment that comes from the present. Only by letting these memories go and practicing mindfulness, can we begin to rediscover our lives and all that they have to offer. This will empower us to enjoy new experiences, discover meaningful relationships and take important steps towards better understanding our true selves.

There is no one secret to the art of letting go. While it is an incredibly simple practice, in theory, it is far harder to put it to work in our lives. Ask Elsa! The techniques that you will need to use will depend on a number of different factors including what you are needing to let go of, your current lifestyle, and your personality. This is going to be uncomfortable, and it may even be painful, but if you stick to your conviction, releasing this negativity from your life, you will be better off in the long run!

Source: Quote Ambition

Need some help getting started? Discover the secret to letting go in one simple statement according to your zodiac sign:

Aries (March 21 April 19)

Slowly ease into the idea, and then let it go all at once.

Taurus (April 20 May 20)

Dont shy away from the emotions, allowing yourself to shed tears as you stubbornly say goodbye.

Gemini (May 21 June 20)

Allow yourself to simply walk away, heading in the opposite direction.

Cancer (June 21 July 22)

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18:33

Top 5 Veterans News: April 16th, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We encourage you to browse our list so that you can take what you want and keep what you need.

18:33

Stop Taking Good Women For Granted, One Day She Will Say Goodbye and Never Look Back "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As a man who has made plenty of mistakes in my day, the one I regret the most was taking good women who would have been there for me through it all for granted. Yes, I said women this is something I have done more than once and am still upset over them to this day.

This is a warning, for anyone who doesnt think that their significant other is going to leave them for taking them for granted. Eventually, she will leave.  For me, it started with a girl named Tammy who I supplied with endless broken promises. To begin with, I didnt really think falling for a girl like that would be my style, but I quickly learned that I loved everything about her, especially how her eyes lit up when she said my name. She didnt know what I was going to do to her and honestly, at that point in my life neither did I.

I let her get close and we were easily the best couple around, but I betrayed her time and time again, once I got comfortable everything went to shit. I was just a boy and I didnt realize how badly I was hurting her, well, actually to be honest I did. I knew I was breaking her heart and I didnt care. I was cold and selfish and I just wanted to have the best of both worlds. For a while I did, as she stuck around and I continued playing games with her mind, her heart, and tearing her apart emotionally.

I was a piece of shit, I was a horrible person and I ruined that beautiful girl. She finally found her inner light and a strength I thought was not there and she left me. She cut contact and even when I showed up at her house begging for her to come back like she had so many times before, she turned me away once and for all. She went on to become an even more amazing person and yes I still had not learned my lesson.

Tammy was not the only girl I treated this way when I was in younger. It was as if dating as many girls as you could was a right of passage and so I did. I had plenty of opportunities back then to fall in love and create a life with an amazing woman but I never did. I never gave anyone the chance that they deserved and that is my fault.

Dont get me wrong, I appreciate women now and am not the person that I once was, but it took a lot of soul searching to gain the understanding that I have now. For a very long time, I was a boy walking around as a man wasting everyones time. While Tammy was my first real girlfriend, the one that really changed me was Chelsie. Chelsie was a fireball, she had her whole life planned out and she still loved to have fun.

Chelsie was everything I ever wanted in a woman and we hit it off quickly. I am pretty sure that I fell for her long before she fell for me, yet once again when we got comfortable things went downhill. I know it takes two to ruin a relationship and I didnt cheat on herm if thats what youre thinking, I just stopped caring. I didnt do anything to....

18:32

Legumes Lost Legacy, Found "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Rancho Gordos heirloom beans look like gems in a jewelry case. The company sells half a million pounds of them a year.Illustration by Cari Vander Yacht

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18:32

Growing up with the threat of pervasive violence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Frida Berrigan

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This story was originally published by TomDispatch.

Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country thats recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing sprees they permit, youd think I might have had more experience with them.

As it happens, Ive held a gun only once in my life. I even fired it. I was in perhaps tenth grade and enamored with an Eagle Scout who loved war reenactments. On weekends, he and his friends camped out, took off their watches to get into the spirit of the War of 1812, and dressed in homemade muslin underclothes and itchy uniforms. I was there just one weekend. Somehow my pacifist parents signed off on letting their daughter spend the day with war reenactors. Someone lent me a period gown, brown and itchy and ill-fitting. We women and girls spent an hour twisting black gunpowder into newspaper scraps. I joked that the newspaper was anachronistic the previous weeks Baltimore Sun but no one laughed.

A man came by with a long gun, an antique, resting on the shoulder of his jerkin to collect our bullets and he must have read the gun terror written on my face.

Wanna give it a try? he asked.

Sure, I said, stumbling to my feet, pushing my gown out of the way, and trying to act like I didnt have broken-rifle patches, symbols of the pacifist War Resisters League, all over my real clothes. I felt a surge of adrenaline as I took the heavy weapon in my way-too-small hands. He showed me how to wrestle it into position, aim it, and fire. There were no bullets, just one of my twists of powder, but it made a terrifying noise. I shrieked and came close to dropping the weapon.

And there it was: the beginning, middle, and end of my lo...

18:32

Indigenous Elders Delegation at U.N. Urges Freedom for Leonard Peltier "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"It is time for Leonard Peltier to be with the Tiospaye.  Forty-three years in prison -- we need justice."  Jean Roach, Lakota, with Yvonne Swan, Colville, at United Nations.  Indigenous Elders Delegation at U.N. Urges Freedom for Leonard Peltier AIM West: Join Indigenous Rights Speakers at United Nations event during the Indigenous Peoples Permanent Forum April 18, 2018 10 am

18:32

'Lone-wolf strikes" campaign: ISIS threatens to bomb New York City subway in new propaganda poster "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new propaganda poster uploaded to the messaging platform of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has threatened to bomb the New York City subway. The poster shows a man dressed as a tourist wearing a rucksack inside New York's High Street-Brooklyn Bridge subway station. A bomb with a timer is placed on the ground behind him. "You will not expect where we will attack," the poster reads. In recent weeks, the terrorist group has promised to target the World Cup finals in Russia, as well as locations in Paris. The poster is part of the group's "lone-wolf strikes" campaign as it loses its foothold in the Middle Eastern countries where it is operating.

18:31

Orbn, get lost to the tulipy cunt. Hungary threatens the European Union a photo essay from Budapest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"I joined a massive demonstration against the Orbn supremacy a week after the election, on Saturday afternoon 14 March. It completely filled Budapests wide avenues between the Opera and Parliament."

lead lead Orbn, get lost to the tulipy cunt. A famous Hungarian curse put to a new use. All photographs the author's own.The election victory of Viktor Orbn his third in a row in Hungary last week is a much greater danger to the European Union than Brexit. A clearly undemocratic Premier now threatens to overturn the rule of law and install himself as an effective dictator based on popular mobilisation, stirred by noxious racist and xenophobic strobes.

The menace follows his overwhelming election victory last week on Sunday 8th March. The recipient of billions of euros in EU support, much of which is apparently misappropriated by regime corruption, and benefiting from German permission, Orbn is arguably now coming to represent the true Europe.

Hungarys capital city voted against him and his party, Fidesz. The town is still covered in election posters. Idealistic images of the leaders of the fragmented opposition parties stare out from lampposts. From Jobbik, the rightist party that came second, to centrist and leftist movements like Momentum, founded last year, that gained just 3% of the vote and failed to enter parliament. A brief post-election report is filled with their now gloomy faces in defeat and resignation.

The thought that together they had 51% of the total was little consolation. The electoral system introduced by Orbn loaded the votes in his favour and gave him a two-thirds parliamentary majority, enough to do as he wishes with the constitution.

The countryside of this modest, 10 million strong people, backed Orbn to the hilt, after two terms in power and outrageous examples of corruption, support for Fidesz grew. Basically a significant part of Hungarian society wanted this type of governance to continue. This is not because these people are stupid, tunnel-...

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Joining Team Human "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the past couple months Ive been contributing artwork/comix to Douglas Rushkoffs incredibly illuminating podcast TEAM HUMAN, inspired by the ingenuity and integrity of the ideas germinating in this grassroots media lab, I hoped to... The post Joining Team Human appeared first on disinformation.

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Liberals Are Scared of Chicken Sandwiches While Embracing Incest (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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18:30

The timeline of shame "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


In March 2018 the Saudi tyrant Mohammed bin Salman began a month-long tour of Western nations, securing new arms deals with Britain, the United States, and France.

In early March 2018 the brutal Islamist tyrant received a warm Tory welcome in London. Against a backdrop of widespread criticism of the repressive Saudi regime and their ongoing campaign of war crimes in Yemen, Theresa May agreed a new arms deal with the Saudi regime to supply them 48 Typhoon jets. This deal was signed off by the UK government despite their full knowledge that the Saudis have been using British-manufactured weapons to commit horrific war crimes.

Later that month Bin Salman rocked up in the United States to meet Donald Trump. The President of the United States demeaned his office and his nation by begging the Saudi tyrant to "share the wealth" by buying more American-manufactured weapons. The trip concluded with a new $670 million deal to supply the repressive kingdom with anti-tank missiles and spare parts for tanks and helicopters.

And then Bin Salman appeared in Paris to meet Emmanuel Macron. The trip concluded with...

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The West's toothless missile strike: chaos in place of policy; symbolism in place of action "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All the West has achieved is expose its fear of the Russian military, its lack of a plan for Syria, and its contempt for international law Over the last few days the word has been the witness of one of the most grotesque and shameful episodes in the history of international relations. Three nuclear powers, one of them the US, the world's erstwhile "hyperpower", and the other two like the US permanent members of the UN Security Council, after days of dithering and argument, launched a military strike on Syria which (depending on whose reports you believe) either failed dismally or which was preplanned to achieve nothing. They launched this strike in utter disregard of international law, which vests the power to launch strikes of this sort exclusively with the UN Security Council.

18:27

Brace Yourself: The World Probably Isnt Going to End on April 23rd as Many Conspiracy Theorists Claim "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While theres a multitude of theories about how the world will or could end, inspired by everything from religious texts to Stephen Hawkings studies, doomsday prophecies are rarely treated as upcoming potential threats in mainstream media. However, Fox News published a theory Wednesday that the Rapture is scheduled for April 23, just in case its readers would like to prepare.

Fox published the prophecy courtesy of the British rag Daily Express, which cites numerologist David Meade. The numerologist picked April 23 based on his own interpretation of the Bible and the theory that Planet X, aka Nibiru, will crash into Earth. The theory is in stark contrast to NASAs multiple statements that there is no evidence of Nibiru or even a planet that could fulfill Nibirus role.

According to codes in the Bible (Book of Revelation 12:1-2), the end is nigh:

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

Meade suggests that the woman mentioned in this verse is represented as Virgo and the planet Jupiter represents Jesus. And on April 23, it just so happens that the sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter.

Meade also claims to believe in Nibiru, the planet that according to fringe theories is on course to hit Earth. Meade combines this idea with Christian interpretations of the Book of Revelations, whereby Jesus will return to Earth to guide believers into Heaven before all hell breaks loose on Earth. According to Meade, Jesus is slated to appear right before Nibiru enters our atmosphere, which is expected to cause volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes. In addition to Meades vague interpretation of astrology and Christian scripture, the inclusion of the Nibiru theory adds an extra level of shakey variables.

NASA has repeatedly claimed that Nibiru is a hoax. The agency went so far as to remind people that no giant, rogue planet has been found in the outer solar system to play th...

18:27

Russias Envoy To OPCW Says Irrefutable Proof UK Behind False Flag Chemical Attack In Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia has again said they have irrefutable proof that the alleged chemical incident in Syrias Douma was a false-flag attack, orchestrated by UK security services with support from the United States. The latest statement comes [...]

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UK's strikes on Syria contravened international law says Oxford law expert "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theresa May is preparing for a parliamentary showdown, days after she ignored calls for a vote on Syrian strikes. As the UK leader gears up for an undoubtedly heated debate, one legal expert says she had no right to attack at all. According to Oxford professor Dapo Akande, an article by whom was commissioned by the Labour Party and published on its website hours before May's face-off with MPs, the joint British, US and French action against the Syrian government was "not in accordance with the United Nations Charter and international law." Akande, who is a professor of public international law, said the government's position was "significantly flawed" and not representative of current international legislation.

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Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trumps Election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Simon Davis-Cohen and Sarah Lazare / In These Times

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE UNION PRESIDENT LT. BOB KROLL told In These Times that he lobbied Minnesota lawmakers to advance a statewide law clamping down on protestslegislation that civil liberties advocates say targets Black Lives Matter.

The pending bill, HF 390/SF 676, would significantly increase fees and jail time for protesters who block highways, a common civil disobedience tactic, including at protests against police killings. According to the ACLU of Minnesota, the proposed legislation chills dissent and constitutes an attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement.

I knew they were trying to pass it last year, and I encouraged them to do it again, Kroll told In These Times.

His acknowledgement of the lobbying by his union, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, raises concerns that law enforcement is pressuring legislators to clamp down on protestsand specifically, on protests against police violence. Cops are going to keep pursuing ways to keep themselves above the fray and unaccountable for the things they do, says Tony Williams, a member of the MPD150, a police abolitionist project that recently released a 150-year performance review of the Minneapolis Police Department. Its a naked case of self-interest more than anything else.

Minneapolis police arent alo...

18:25

Thats all-white then - an all-white panel on minorities and justice' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

White people need to get better at seeing race, addressing it, and addressing our own complicity. Taking part in all-white panels especially on a subject where race is central simply isn't good enough.

Image: Katie Bruce

What if you had to guess what links the three people in this photo? Cousins? A budget Specsavers advert?

You probably wouldnt guess that we were the speakers at an international conference session called minorities and justice at Oxford University. Im the one on the left. An all-white panel on minorities and justice.

Six months ago the Lammy Review found that Black people in the UK are four times more likely to be in prison than would be expected given their proportion of the total population. As the UK Prime Minister Theresa May said, if youre black, youre treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if youre white.

Six months on and the theme of the Howard Leagues bi-annual conference at Oxford University is Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness. 

According to the conference blurb, it will shine a light on seemingly intransigent aspects of justice systems including what equality and legitimacy mean 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King and why prison is still so central to justice responses to crime.

Bring it on. I submit my abstract and am excited when I get a place to speak. If ever there was a system in need of redesign it is the criminal justice system.

I am already at the conference when I realise that the session Im going to be presenting in is called minorities and justice. Im a white woman - there must be some mistake.

The programme is impressively vast, with nine parallel sessions at a time. The session in which Im speaking appears to be one of the only ones specifically about minorities and justice, along with the final plenary session. Within different sessions individual presentations also cover issues related to the experiences of minority groups and justice, mos...

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Triassic dinosaurs explosion, new study "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 16 April 2018 Italian language video is about the recent research into the early days of dinosaurs in the Dolomite mountains in Italy.

From the University of Bristol in England:

Dinosaurs ended and originated with a bang!

April 16, 2018

It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang wiped out by a great meteorite impact on the Earth 66 million years ago.

But their origins have been less understood. In a new study, scientists from MUSE Museum of Science, Trento, Italy, Universities of Ferrara and Padova, Italy and the University of Bristol show that the key expansion of dinosaurs was also triggered by a crisis a mass extinction that happened 232 million years ago.

In the new paper, published today in Nature Communications, evidence is provided to match the two events the mass extinction, called the Carnian Pluvial Episode, and the initial diversification of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs had originated much earlier, at the beginning of the Triassic Period, some 245 million years ago, but they remained very rare until the shock events in the Carnian 13 million years later.

The new study shows just when...

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Robot cognition requires machines that both think and feel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most proposals for emotion in robots involve the addition of a separate emotion module some sort of bolted-on affective architecture that can influence other abilities such as perception and cognition. The idea would be to give the agent access to an enriched set of properties, such as the urgency of an action or the meaning of facial expressions. These properties could help to determine issues such as which visual objects should be processed first, what memories should be recollected, and which decisions will lead to better outcomes.


For more than two millennia, Western thinkers have separated emotion from cognition emotion being the poorer sibling of the two. Cognition helps to explain the nature of space-time and sends humans to the Moon. Emotion might save the lioness in the savannah, but it also makes humans act irrationally with disconcerting frequency.

In the quest to create intelligent robots, designers tend to focus on purely rational, cognitive capacities. Its tempting to disregard emotion entirely, or include only as much as necessary. But without emotion to help determine the personal significance of objects and actions, I doubt that true intelligence can exist not the kind that beats human opponents at chess or the game of Go, but the sort of smarts that we humans recognise as such. Although we can refer to certain behaviours as either emotional or cognitive, this is really a linguistic short-cut. The two cant be teased apart.

What counts as sophisticated, intelligent behaviour in the first place? Consider a crew of robots on a mission to Mars. To act intelligently, the robots cant just scuttle about taking pictures of the environment and collecting dirt and mineral samples. Theyd need to be able to figure out how to reach a target destination, and come up with alternative tactics if the most direct path is blocked. If pressed for time, the team of robots would have to know which materials are more important and to be prioritised as part of the expedition.

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Monday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1. What kind of vacation can the wealthy buy for 150k?

2. Lets scrape MR.

3. Thomas Friedman on Iran and Syria (NYT).

4. Retail job openings.

5. Subprime mattered less than you thought.

6. Chinas yuan has appreciated vs. US dollar by +3.7% so far this year, and has risen +10.7% since Trump took office. US dollar has fallen by about -1% so far this year, on a broad trade-weighted basis. Link here.

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Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

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EU Fails to Agree New Iran Sanctions as Trump Deadline Nears "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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LUXEMBOURG (REUTERS)  The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italys opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal.

Speaking on the sidelines of EU foreign ministers discussions in Luxembourg, some diplomats said the outcome meant the EU might not make the U.S. Presidents May 12 deadline to fix the 2015 nuclear accord.

The EU is eager to safeguard the pact, under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear ambitions for at least a decade, but Trump has been a fierce critic.

He has threatened not to extend U.S. sanctions relief on Iran related to the agreement which sees the West mostly lifting extensive sanctions in exchange for the Islamic republic curbing its nuclear program.

Seeking to respond to Trumps criticism of the nuclear accord and Tehran more broadly, France, Britain and Germany proposed directing sanctions at Iranian militias and commanders fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

They hoped holding Iran accountable for this could help convince Trump not to walk away from the nuclear agreement. But they ran into opposition by Italy, backed by Austria.

It may be that the nuclear agreement is dead in the water anyway, so why risk emboldening the radicals in Iran and undermining our chances to win contracts there, said one diplomat from the skeptical camp.

But another, from one of the three European powers, noted the bloc still had four weeks to go: We are clearly heading there, though we need a bit more time.

A third diplomat sa...

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Risking shoot-to kill to stop the killing machine -- Beyond Nuclear "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Risking shoot-to-kill to stop the killing machine   Posted on April 16, 2018 by beyondnuclearinternational The Nuns, the Priests and the Bombs is a new film about old style non-violence By Linda Pentz Gunter Would you be willing to put your life on the line to make a moral statement about the iniquity of nuclear weapons? I am willing to bet that most of us, however strongly we

18:17

Autopsy indicts Danish husband over killing of Nigerian wife, daughter Police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Lagos State Police Command said that the autopsy report has revealed that the victim, Mrs Zainab Nielsen, who was killed by her Danish husband had died from trauma suffered as a result of the impact on her head. It was reported that Zainab and her daughter, Petral were reportedly found dead on Thursday, April []

The post Autopsy indicts Danish husband over killing of Nigerian wife, daughter Police appeared first on Newtelegraph.

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Senator Ademola Adeleke joins Osun Guber race "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senator Ademola Adeleke has joined the Osun state governorship race. Mr Adeleke made this known in a letter written the Osun state chapter of the  Peoples Democratic Party. In a letter seen by New Telegraph, Mr Adeleke said hes not just from the strongest hold of PDP in Osun but also a financial member of the []

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18:13

Demand for Russian military hardware soaring - expect even more after humiliating performance of FUKUS arms in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Orders for Russian-made weaponry surged significantly in 2017 with Russia's state weapons exporter clinching deals worth $15 billion with 53 nations, according to the company's director general and CEO Aleksandr Mikheev. The company's order portfolio saw fresh growth after a 2016 decline, when Rosoboronexport signed contracts worth just $9.5 billion. The current stock of orders is reportedly valued at $45 billion. "Rosoboronexport sealed nearly 1,100 deals with foreign customers in 2017. Last year, the company's representatives took part in work of international committees and working groups for military-technical cooperation with 48 countries," Mikheev said. According to the official, foreign partners are ready to negotiate purchases of Russian combat planes, helicopters, armored force and combat engineer vehicles, as well as offshore, air and ground engagement systems. "To retain positions in the international markets, Rosoboronexport is currently developing unique offers for our partners, including those connected to the transfer of technologies," Mikheev said, stressing that in 2017 orders for anti-aircraft defense and electronic weapon systems made up some 40 percent of the total portfolio.

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Russia begins blocking access to Telegram "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP | Popular messaging app Telegram says it has 200 million active users
MOSCOW (RUSSIA) (AFP)  Russias communications watchdog on Monday began blocking access to the popular messaging app Telegram after a court banned the service for refusing to give security services access to private conversations.Roskomnadzor has received the ruling of (Moscows) Tagansky court to block Telegrams services on Russian territory. This information was sent to providers on Monday 16th of April, the watchdog said in a statement.

Some Russian internet providers began blocking Telegram on Monday afternoon.

Russian authorities have begun blocking Telegram. The service could be unstable without a VPN. We will inform you on the developing situation, the messaging app notified its Russian users.

The Kremlins press service told journalists on Monday that it will be switching to ICQ, a 1990s chat service now owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanovs Mail.ru, to communicate with them.

It is telling that authoritarian governments (e.g. Russia) are trying to block Telegram over encryption, but are more relaxed when it comes to other encrypted messaging apps, Pavel Durov, the apps maverick creator dubbed Russias Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Twitter.

Writing on Vkontakte, the social media platform he founded that is now under state control, Durov said the decision harms Russias national security as users will switch to WhatsApp and Facebook which are controlled from the US.

We believe the ban is anti-constitutional and will continue to defend the right of Russians to private messaging, Durov, who left Russia in 2014 and is now based in Dubai, said.

Durov has long said he will reject any attempt by the countrys security services to gain backdoor access to the app.

The ban followed a long-running battle between authorities and Telegram, which has a reputation for securely encrypted communications, as Moscow pushes to increase surveillance of internet activities.

Telegram, a free application that lets people exchange messages, stickers, photos and videos in groups of up to 5,000 people, has attracted more than 200 million users since its launch by Durov and his brother Nikolai in 2013.

Telegram is especially popular among political activists, of all stripes, and is used by the Kremlin to communicate with journalists, but it has also been used by jihadists.

......

18:12

Seven Inmates Die in South Carolina Prison Riot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

COLUMBIA, S.C. Prisoners armed with homemade knives rioted for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security facility, leaving seven inmates dead, and bodies were literally stacked on top of each other, an inmate told The Associated Press on Monday.

At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured as inmates fought uninterrupted before authorities regained control of Lee Correctional Institution about 3 a.m. Monday, South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said.

Officials didnt immediately say what sparked the violence at the prison, which houses some of the states worst and longest-serving offenders. No prison guards were hurt.

The prisoner who saw the riot exchanged messages with AP on the condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to have a cellphone and fears retribution from other inmates.

He also didnt say what started the riot but said most of the inmates at the prison are affiliated with gangs and he saw several attackers taunt a rival gang member who was badly injured.

I just saw three dead on the sidewalk outside of my unit. One guy is still alive and breathing, but just barely, the inmate said.

The riot was the latest violence in the South Carolina prisons system, where at least 20 inmates have been killed by fellow prisoners since the start of 2017. At Lee Correctional, an inmate held a guard hostage for 90 minutes in March and another killed a fellow prisoner in February.

The inmate who spoke to AP said that many cell door locks were already broken before the riot and that he and other prisoners roamed around freely. Hours after the violence started, no correctional officers or medical personnel attended to the dead or dying, he said.

Its been over two hours, but no COs (corrections officers) have responded to this unit, and no medical personnel have attempted to render any kind of aid, he wrote. The COs never even attempted to render aid, nor quell the disturbance. They just sat in the control bubble, called the issue in, then sat on their collective asses.

Most of the slain inmates were stabbed with homemade knives or slashed, while the remainder appeared to have been beaten, Lee County Coroner Larry Logan told AP.

How else are you going to die in prison? They dont have guns, Logan said by phone as he went to a hospital to finish identifying the dead.

The injured inmates required medical attention outside the prison, which is located 40 miles east of Columbia.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections tweeted that the deaths happened in multiple inmate-on-inmate fights in three housing units. It began at around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

The coroner said when he arrived it was a chaotic scene of fighting ever...

18:10

Listen to the Rhubarb! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Forced rhubarb, which is made to mature in near total darkness, grows at such an alarming rateas much as an inch a daythat it actually makes squeaks, creaks, and pops as it gets bigger. It makes for sweeter rhubarb, growers say, and sick beats.

I had no idea. I dont care for rhubarb much, but this is fascinating, and you can read all about it at Atlas Obscura.

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Missile Attack on Syria Is a Salute to Russiagate Enthusiasts, Whether They Like It or Not "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Norman Solomon | CounterPunch | April 16, 2018 Politicians, pundits and activists whove routinely denounced President Trump as a tool of Vladimir Putin can now mull over a major indicator of their cumulative impacts. The U.S.-led missile attack on Syria before dawn Saturday is the latest benchmark for gauging the effects of continually baiting []

18:10

Video: Q and A with Robert Spencer on Whaddo You Meme?? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over the last few days Ive been busy filming scenes for David Woods boffo Islamicize Me project. Late last night Jon McCray from the Whaddo You Meme?? YouTube channel and I, although a bit tired, took some time out to do a spontaneous livestream Q and A. It was fun.

18:10

Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

We dont belong to the same army, or to the same state. We hardly belong to the same human race.

Is my government committing war crimes along the border of the Gaza Strip?

I dont know. I am not a jurist.

It seems that officials of the International Criminal Court believe that the acts of our soldiers do constitute war crimes. They demand an international investigation.

To prevent that, our army command proposes an Israeli military investigation. That is manifestly ridiculous an army investigating itself about acts committed on direct orders of the Chief of Staff.


Read more by Uri Averney


As was published in advance, sharpshooters were posted along the border fence and ordered to kill ringleaders of the unarmed protesters on the other side of the fence. The Gaza leadership had announced that these unarmed protests were to take place every week, after Friday prayers, until Naqba Day.

During the first two Fridays, 29 unarmed people were shot dead and more than a thousand wounded by sharpshooters.

For me this is not a judicial question. It is a crime, not only against the unarmed protesters. It is also a crime against the State of Israel, against the people of Israel and against the Israeli army.

Since I was a member of that army on the day of its foundation, I think that it is also a crime against my comrades and me.

This week a short video, recorded by a soldier at the time of such an action, was widely seen in Israel.

It shows the action from the angle of a soldier who was obviously standing next to a sharpshooter. The sharpshooter sees the demonstrators from a distance of hundreds of yards. The hairs of his sights m...

18:10

Crude Oil As Bullish as it Seems? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crude Oil As Bullish as it Seems? by NADIA SIMMONS Sunshine Profits A fresh 2018 high, an unbroken resistance and negative divergence. What does this interesting mix tell us about oil bulls strength and further increases? Technical Analysis of...

The post Crude Oil As Bullish as it Seems? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:10

Why Do They Tell US Transparent Lies? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Do chemical weapons only release their elements when they explode from intended use but not when they explode from being militarily attacked? There is no evidence in Syria of chemical residue from the chemical weapons facilities allegedly destroyed by US missiles. No dead victims. No reports of hospitals treating Syrian casualties of the American chemical attack. How can this be if such sites were actually hit?

18:09

Comey: Dont Know If Steele Dossier Is A Credible Document "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So then how did you personally go before the FISA Court and use it justify getting a warrant to spy on Carter page? You have to state in that process that you believe the information to be reliable. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI Director James Comey says he is unsure whether the infamous Steele dossier []

18:08

Paul Ryan, Chief Trump Enabler, Personifies Conservatisms Decline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Paul Ryan started his political life hoping to be the champion of a sunny, forward-looking conservatism. He will step down from the House speakership as the personification of conservatisms decline.

One is tempted to call Ryans journey tragic, the tale of a young, idealistic family man transformed into an enabler for the most morally indifferent and utterly selfish president in our nations history.

Its hard to imagine that the 28-year-old who entered Congress in 1999 thought fate would lead him to protect a chief executive under scrutiny for an alleged payoff to a porn star, potential entanglements with Russian interference in our election, and efforts to derail legitimate investigations into his behavior.

Yet tragedy often implies a protagonist who suffered because of forces beyond his own control. Ryan is very much responsible for the fix he and his party are in. This is why he had to push back against suspicions that he is leaving before a political deluge engulfs House Republicans this fall.

Ryan has been driven by two priorities throughout his career: slashing taxes on the best-off Americans and eviscerating social-welfare and safety-net programs in the name of entitlement reform. Whatever advanced these objectives was worth doing.

In announcing his retirement from Congress on Wednesday, he was thus reduced to repeating four times in response to questions that he was grateful to President Trump for creating the opportunity, as Ryan put it at one point, to actually get this stuff done.

The stuff the speaker was obsessed with included a corporate tax cut that ballooned a deficit he has made a career out of denouncing. Despite Ryans rhetoric, deficits never counted for him if they were created by showering money on the countrys privileged sectors.

At his news conference, Ryan was required by journalists to acknowledge the trillion-dollar annual budget holes that a supposedly conservative Congress and administration have helped create. He reiterated his stock response, mourning that the Senate never approved his plans to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and food stamps, which is the policy translation of the bloodless phrase entitlement reform.

The many in Washington who personally like Ryan often wonder how he could so readily cozy up to Trump and empower House membersnotably Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nuneswho have turned themselves into propagandists for Trumps desperate quest to escape accountability.

The answer lies paradoxically in Ryans idealism, rooted in his youthful fascination with the philosophy of Ayn Rand. She identified with societys winners and regarded ordinary citizens as moochers and burdens on the creative and the entrepreneurial.

Although Ryan gave wa...

18:07

Your Nature Spirit Based on Your Zodiac Sign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nature spirits come in all different shapes and sizes, some we can see and others do not exist on the same plane that we do. They are all unique in their own ways.

They are unique in the ways the zodiac signs are and in more ways than that. While not all nature spirits are kind to humans they all hold something we could and should learn. Below you will find a list of each zodiac sign and the nature spirit associated with it. Perhaps looking into the nature spirit under your sign could give you more insight on your true self.

Aries: Pixies

Pixies and Faries are completely different. They work behind the scenes and are far harder workers than you would think, they have this in common with the Aries. You can normally find them working in-between the roots of trees and so forth.

Taurus: Leprechauns

Leprechauns and Taurians are very tricky to deal with. They play lots of different roles but in general sort of act as guardians in some ways. You cannot trust the leprechaun. They are in some instances considered to be a type of fairy but for the most part, they are quite mischievous on a completely new level. They represent a side of the Taurus that you dont often see.

Gemini: Fairies

Fairies are small beings that sometimes appear as humans. They are often noticed most in glimmers of light and will give you a warm feeling within. The main thing fairies and Geminis have in common is their love for others and their healing abilities. Fairies are very good problems solvers, to say the least. That all being said, they can be mischievous and take everyone differently

Cancer: Devas (divas)

Devas are highly intelligent and live in what we know as the mento-physical realm of existence. They are spirits who work strictly according to law and become attached to one plant or area in particular. Very much like the Cancer, these spirits are very connected with one those in their family as they are hive beings.

Leo: Dryads

Dryads are considered to be minor and mortal goddesses. These beings have extremely long life spans and live in trees. They are connected with these trees and are limited to the forest that they call home. If the tree passes so does the Dryad connected to it. Very much like the Leo the Dryad is far more vulnerable than people realize.

Virgo: Undines

These are very...

18:07

Russia sends reinforcements to Syria - tank-laden ship spotted in Bosphorus "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two Russian warships laden with military vehicles have been spotted en route to Syria after Friday's US-led airstrikes obliterated three suspected chemical weapons sites. An Alligator-landing ship was pictured cruising down The Bosphorus on Sunday as the world awaits Vladimir Putin's response to this week's co-ordinated military action against Syria. The vessel was spotted on its way to the Russian naval base at Tartus on the north Syrian coast. On its fourth deployment of Russian military equipment to the war-torn country the ship was seen laden with tanks, trucks, ambulances and an IED radar. A yellow RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko was also pictured heading for Tartus carrying high-speed patrol boats, a temporary bridge structure and several trucks. The images were posted on social media by Bosphorus-based naval observer Yrk Ik. They come in wake of Friday's US-led campaign against Bashar al-Assad's regime and a chemical weapons attack that brutally murdered 75 civillians. Comment: Just the facts, please. This should read, at the very least: "They come in wake of Friday's US-led campaign against Bashar al-Assad's government and an alleged chemical weapons attack that allegedly killed 75 civillians [sic]." Jessica, Jennifer and Lara are hacks.

18:06

Ecuadorian journalists reporting on escalating violence on border with Colombia kidnapped then murdered "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Journalist Javier Ortega, photographer Paul Rivas, and driver Efrain Segarra were kidnapped and killed by the Oliver Sinisterra Front. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) accepted a request from the Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities to recover the bodies of the team of journalists kidnapped and murdered by a criminal group operating on the border between the two countries. The ICRC "confirms it received a petition from Ecuadorean and Colombian authorities, as well as from the families and the group led by Guacho, to recover the bodies of the two Ecuadorean journalists and the driver held against their will since March 26," the committee said in a press release Friday.

18:06

Over 350K Catalan independence supporters flood Barcelona streets calling for release of political prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The march was called by a platform set up in March to "defend Catalan institutions" and "the rights and fundamental freedoms" of its citizens. Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters flooded the streets of Barcelona Sunday calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders after a supreme court ruling frustrated their latest attempt to elect a regional leader. Around 350,000 demonstrators clogged several main city arteries waving flags and wearing yellow in support of separatist leaders jailed for their role in the region's banned drive to split from Spain last year.

18:05

The Gruesome Truth Behind Classic Fairytales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thought fairy tales were all pampered princesses and happily-ever-afters? Think again.

The original versions of some of our best-loved fairy tales are a far cry from their Disney-fied incarnations. With violence, gore, sexual threat, abuse, and poverty all part of the plot. Weve glossed over the true nature of these nursery songs and bedtime stories for the best part of a century.

So here are the darkest fairy tales from the bookshelf revealed.

Little Red Riding Hood

 From this story, one learns that children, especially young lasses, do very wrong to listen to strangers. Alas! Who does not know that these wolves are of all such creatures the most dangerous!

Today were more familiar with the Brothers Grimm version of this tale, where a girl and her grandmother are gobbled up by a wolf, but rescued by a huntsman. In Charles Perraults original, there is no happy ending. And the wolf represents a sexual predator. In those days, a girl who lost her virginity was said to have seen the wolf and Perrault makes his moral explicit at the end.

Sleeping Beauty

Source: Kidspot

As he tried to wake her, she seemed so incredibly lovely that he began to grow hot with lust.

Bluebeard

 After some moments, she began to perceive that the floor was all covered with blood, on which lay the bodies of several dead women, ranged against the walls.

A beautiful girl is persuaded to marry a wealthy and...

18:03

JUST IN: Herdsmen kill 32 villagers in Nasarawa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No fewer than 32 Tiv villagers were killed at the weekend at different locations across the southern senatorial district of Nasarawa state by suspected AK47 welding Fulani Herdsmen. The attacks which were said to have been carried out by the suspected herdsmen occurred on Tiv communities reportedly took place Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma Local []

The post JUST IN: Herdsmen kill 32 villagers in Nasarawa appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:03

Perception management: US, UK & France want after-the-fact endorsement from UN for illegal Syria air strikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Having set themselves above international law by bombing Syria without UN authorization, the US, the UK and France are now going calling on other countries to unite behind their fait accompli and endorse their actions. American, British and French ships and airplanes fired over 100 missiles at Syria Saturday morning, claiming it was in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Douma. The three countries did not wait for UN authorization, or even for evidence from the scene: the international team of experts from the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had just arrived in Syria to investigate when the missiles began to fly. As US President Donald Trump triumphantly declared "mission accomplished," his French colleague Emmanuel Macron called for the UN Security Council to step in and pick up the pieces. "It is now for the UN Security Council to unite and take initiative on the political, chemical and humanitarian questions in Syria," the French presidency said in a statement after Macron's teleconference with Trump and British PM Theresa May on Saturday.

18:01

19 Small Changes You Can Make in Your Daily Life to Cope with Your Anxiety "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that approximately 18.1% of the American population aged 18 and older are currently affected by some form of anxiety disorder. While these disorders are often treated successfully, only 36.9% of those who are currently suffering will receive treatment, while the remainder does their best to manage their symptoms on a daily basis while keeping up with the stresses of daily life.

Living with anxiety can be incredibly overwhelming, and often we find ourselves wrapped up in who big and frightening the disorder can be, as well as the seemingly impossible task of recovery. If you allow yourself to become too overwhelmed with the thought of recovery, this can prevent you from taking the necessary steps to seek help and learn to manage your condition. Instead, try to focus your attention on the little changes you can make each day to limit the impact your anxiety has on your day to day life.

These little steps or tasks were the focus of a recent discussion on the Facebook page for well known mental health website The Mighty. They asked their community: Whats one considerably small change youve made in your daily life that helps you cope with anxiety? This simple question received over 150 comments including some great advice for those that may find themselves struggling. Interested in discovering what little changes you can make in your life starting today?

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Here are 19 small changes you can make to cope with your anxiety according to the mental health community:

#1 Practice Mindfulness

Ive taken up meditation. I decided to download a few guided meditation sessions and I now meditate twice a day. My first is a general session in the morning, and at night its a session about whatever bothered me throughout the day. It helps a lot. Brianna N.

Gratitude and mindfulness h...

18:00

Muslim from Indiana joins the Islamic State in Syria, keeps two sex slaves at home with his wife and kids "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why have we seen not just the Islamic State, but also Boko Haram and al-Shabaab take sex slaves? Because it is sanctioned in Islamic law. The seizure of Infidel girls and their use as sex slaves is sanctioned in the Quran. According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take captives of the right hand (Quran []

18:00

20 Entangled Qubits Bring the Quantum Computer Closer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Researchers demonstrate the entanglement of 20 qubits that work as a true albeit small quantum computer Illustration: Harald Ritsch/IQOQI Innsbruck This conceptual image shows a string of 20 atoms that were entangled in an experiment in Innsbruck, Austria. Researchers observed entangled pairs (blue), triplets (pink), and quadruplets (yellow).

In 1981, Richard Feynman suggested that a quantum computer might be able to simulate the evolution of quantum systems much better than classical computers. Except for several proof-of-principle experiments, no working quantum computer has yet been built.

While researchers have succeeded in creating qubits that survive long enough to take part in computations, entangling qubits so that they can form quantum registers that are large enough for any practical purposes has eluded experimenters up to now. Registers temporarily hold data within a processor during a computation.

Results published last week inPhysical Review X by teams of researchers  from Germany and Austria have rekindled optimism in the pursuit of a working quantum computer. They report a quantum register of 20 qubits, that, when entangled, can store more than a million quantum states.  

To create individual qubits, the researchers trapped 20 calcium ions in an electrostatic trap. One electric field forces these ions into a single line. Another, lateral electric field pushes them together, so that they occupy positions 5 microns apart.

These calcium ions have an outer valence electron whose spin can occupy two states, up or down. These are the two quantum states, 0 or 1, of  the qubit. But a qubit can also occupy a state where both values are in superposition.

When two qubits in superposition are also entangled, they together can store all the possible combinations of the quantum states of the qubits, resulting in four values. Adding another qubit to the entangled pair will double the number of combinations and thus the values that can be stored, and so on. After 20 such doublings, 20 entangled qubits can store 220, or 1,048,576 values.

Although this sounds impressive in terms of classical computing, that number is too small to execute a quantum computation. Unlike a classical computer, which processes computations following a large number of sequential steps dictated by the program, the qubit register receives the entire instruction for a computation in one go, and spits out the result almost instantaneously, in a single process. Therefore, the quantum register has to contain sufficient qubits, at least several thousand, to absorb the instruction for the c...

17:58

Ensible Portuguese react to US missile attack awaiting verification of those responsible for gas attack. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Portugal is awaiting consensus in the international community to see which way the wind might blow and also to find out just who unleashed the emotive chemical attack that has upset the world community.

 

CR7 (the workers unofficial leader of Portugal) Christian Ronaldo was in a training sesssion but spoke briefly expressing his admiration  of Syrian resilience, hoping for a better future.

With the world divided on the what may follow Americas dramatic missiles strike against the Syrian regime last night, foreign affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva has said: Portugal understands why President Trump ordered the attack but is essentially waiting for Europe and the United Nations to come to a united position.

With countries like Canada, UK, Jordan, Japan, Israel, Turkey, France and Germany welcoming the US missiles strikes, outgoing French president Franois Hollande said they were exactly what France had wanted after the 2013 chemical weapons attack at Gouta that killed at least 280 people, says the Telegraph.

But Frances wishes were scotched by a vacillating Barack Obama and a no vote in the British parliament.

Today, the government of Theresa May has said it fully supports the US action which it believes was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime (last Tuesday morning), and is intended to deter further attacks.

Other media sources are less confident of this end result, saying one attack on a military base, no matter how devastating, may not change the course of a war that has been waged for so many years.

But one thing is certain, Portugal will only take a stand once reaction has been rubber-stamped by Brussels and the United Nations.

Talking to reporters at a seminar in Lisbon today on Humanitarian Assistance and Civil Protection, Santos Silva said: Portugal understands the positions of its allies which are positions that seeks forms of retaliation for war crimes, he said.

The international community has the right to retaliate against those that use illegal weapons of war, like chemical weapons, he added deftly side-stepping the fact that President Trump ordered last nights attack without apparently waiting for any official acknowledgement from Congress, let alone the international community.

Santos Silva stressed that Portugal would like to see the UN Security Council try and verify who was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in Idlib province on Tuesday, and then take a decision over strong, legitimate action that could be taken in the name of the international community.

But as the world saw today, an America under President Trump has no time for these kind of niceties.......

17:57

Russia Accuses UK Security Services of Staging Chemical Attack in Syria Envoy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russians - "We have incontrovertible evidence that there was no incident on April 7 in Douma and that all this was a planned provocation by the British intelligence services."

17:56

Sources say Trump lawyer Cohen really did make trip to Prague in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump's personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Confirmation of the trip would lend credence to a retired British spy's report that Cohen strategized there with a powerful Kremlin figure about Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Comment: Whether or not Cohen made the trip, and whether or not he strategized about "Russian meddling" with a Kremlin figure, are two separate issues. It would also be one of the most significant developments thus far in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of whether the Trump campaign and the Kremlin worked together to help Trump win the White House. Undercutting Trump's repeated pronouncements that "there is no evidence of collusion," it also could ratchet up the stakes if the president tries, as he has intimated he might for months, to order Mueller's firing. Trump's threats to fire Mueller or the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation, Rod Rosenstein, grew louder this week when the FBI raided Cohen's home, hotel room and office on Monday. The raid was unrelated to the Trump-Russia collusion probe, but instead focused on payments made to women who have said they had sexual relationships with Trump. Cohen has vehemently denied for months that he ever has been in Prague or colluded with Russia during the campaign. Neither he nor his lawyer responded to requests for comment for this story.

17:54

The Latest Numbers on the Anglo-Saxon Migration to Britain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Recent studies of DNA from early medieval skeletons provide a new estimate of what portion of the English genome derives from Anglo-Saxon invaders:

Our research concluded that migrants during whats now thought of as the Anglo-Saxon period were most closely related to the modern Dutch and Danishand that the modern East English population derived 38 percent of its ancestry from these incomers. The rest of Britain, including todays Scottish and Welsh, share 30 percent of their DNA with these migrants.
That's a quite high percentage as these things go; the people of Turkey are genetically only about 10 percent Turkish. So the new result confirms significant migration into post-Roman Britain.

The data also show mixing of immigrant and native populations within a few decades of arrival.

Equally interesting is the spread of the migrants: according to this data, lowland Scotland and south Wales both have about the same percentage of Anglo-Saxon genes as Sussex or the Midlands. I have encountered several Scots online who hate this, but there is a reason most Scots speak English and already did by the time of Edward I.

17:54

Chemical Weapons Team Kept From Alleged Attack Site in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BEIRUT Independent investigators were prevented by Syrian and Russian officials Monday from reaching the scene of an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital, an official said, days after the U.S., France and Britain bombarded sites they said were linked to Syrias chemical weapons program.

The lack of access to the town of Douma by inspectors from the watchdog group, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has left questions about the April 7 attack unanswered.

OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu said Syrian and Russian officials cited pending security issues in keeping its inspectors from reaching Douma.

The team has not yet deployed to Douma, two days after arriving in Syria, Uzumcu told an executive council of the OPCW in The Hague.

Syrian authorities were offering 22 people to interview as witnesses instead, he said, adding that he hoped all necessary arrangements will be made to allow the team to deploy to Douma as soon as possible.

The U.S. and France say they have evidence that poison gas was used in Douma, east of Damascus, killing dozens of people, and that President Bashar Assads military was behind it, but they have made none of that evidence public. Syria and its ally Russia deny any such attack took place.

Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov blamed the Western airstrikes carried out early Saturday for holding up a mission by the OPCW team to Douma. He said the inspectors cannot access the site because it needs permission from U.N. security experts.

Ryabkovs remarks could indicate a possible attempt to bog down the team, even though both Russia and the Syrian government have welcomed the OPCW visit.

He told reporters in Moscow that what is hampering a speedy resolution of the visit to Douma was the consequences of the illegal, unlawful military action, a reference to the punitive airstrikes.

The OPCW team arrived in Syria shortly before the airstrikes and met with Syrian officials. Government forces and Russian troops have been deployed in Douma, which is now controlled by the Syrian government.

It is the lack of approval by the U.N. Department for Safety and Security for OPCW experts to visit the site in Douma that is the problem, Ryabkov told reporters.

Syrian opposition and activists have criticized the Russia deployment in the town, saying that evidence of chemical weapons use might no longer be found.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied that Russia interfered with any evidence.

I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site, Lavrov told the BBC in an interview Monday.

The Kremlin also denied that Russia was not allowing the OPCW...

17:53

Doug Duncan: Even US Government Economists Predict Trouble Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Doug Duncan: Even US Government Economists Predict Trouble Ahead

Doug Duncan is not your average beltway economist.

The chief economist for Fannie Mae is surprisingly outspoken about the troublesome outlook for the US economy. He's worried about the rising cost of debt service as outstanding credit continues to mount at the same time interest rates are starting to ratchet higher, too.

Join the conversation

17:52

Saudis spending $1.5 billion to cover up their genocidal war on Yemenis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The situation in Yemen - today, right now, to the population of the country," UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told Al Jazeera last month, "looks like the apocalypse." 150,000 people are thought to have starved to death in Yemen last year, with one child dying of starvation or preventable diseases every ten minutes, and another falling into extreme malnutrition every two minutes. The country is undergoing the world's biggest cholera epidemic since records began with over one million now having contracted the disease, and new a diptheria epidemic "is going to spread like wildfire" according to Lowcock. "Unless the situation changes," he concluded, "we're going to have the world's worst humanitarian disaster for 50 years". The cause is well known: the Saudi-led coalition's bombardment and blockade of the country, with the full support of the US and UK, has destroyed over 50% of the country's healthcare infrastructure, targeted water desalination plants, decimated transport routes and choked off essential imports, whilst the government all this is supposed to reinstall has blocked salaries of public sector workers across the majority of the country, leaving rubbish to go uncollected and sewage facilities to fall apart, and creating a public health crisis. A further eight million were cut off from clean water when the Saudi-led coalition blocked all fuel imports last November, forcing pumping stations to close. Oxfam's country director in Yemen, Shane Stevenson, commented at the time that "The people of Yemen are already being starved to submission - unless the blockade is lifted quickly they will have their clean water taken away too. Taking clean water from millions of people in a country that is already suffering the world's largest cholera outbreak and on the verge of famine would be an act of utmost barbarity."

17:52

Moscow has 'irrefutable' evidence chem attack in Syria's Douma was staged - Russia's envoy to OPCW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moscow has 'irrefutable' evidence chem attack in Syria's Douma was staged - Russia's envoy to OPCW | 16 April 2018 | Moscow has "irrefutable proof" that the alleged chemical incident in Syrias Douma was a "false-flag attack," orchestrated by UK security services with support from the United States, the Russian envoy to the OPCW said. "We have not just a 'high level of confidence,' as our Western partners uniformly put it; we have irrefutable proof that there was no chemical attack in Douma on April 7," Russia's Ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons Aleksandr Shulgin said at a special meeting of the UN chemical watchdog's executive council. The diplomat added that the incident had been a "pre-planned false-flag attack by the British security services, which could have also been aided by their allies in Washington."

17:51

France: Report from April 15, or, The Magic of the ZAD! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from Contra Info

Despite the state of siege imposed by the government, a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 people has succeeded, whatever the cost, in reaching different points of the ZAD this Sunday. This afternoon new groups are arriving all the time. Since this morning, the state has done everything possible to break this huge surge of solidarity: there are road blocks and checkpoints everywhere; police checkpoint policeman at the exit lanes of the motorways, asking drivers not to to try to go to the solidarity gathering. This is the first time that the state has tried to prevent a big demonstration of this kind on the ZAD, and to wind up the tension. But here the collective spirit has not allowed itself to be intimidated by any such thing: the ZADs supporters know the country paths, and the fields, and they have been moving in groups in order to get round the police blockades. The movement that succed in forcing the abandonment of the airport project is here again today, in all its strength and diversity, to defend the ZAD.

At 2.00pm there was a solemn moment at the Bellevue Farm. The thousands of sticks and clubs (batons) planted on the 8th of October 2016 were dug up from the ground. We had made a solemn promise to come and collect them if ever the ZAD came under renewed attack. That time has now come!

People of all ages have set off along Le Chemin de Suez, escor...

Poll: Nearly 90% of Russians find no need to participate in protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they don't want to take part in protests, and three quarters of respondents claim they don't expect others to demonstrate either, according to the latest research by an independent agency. In a poll conducted by the Levada sociological service in late March, 86 percent of respondents said that, regardless of their opinions, they were highly unlikely to participate in street protests. It represents an increase from the 81 percent who expressed this opinion last December. Only 8 percent of Russians told researchers that they were ready to protest - down from 13 percent last year. When respondents were asked if they thought street protests over living standards were likely in the near future, 75 percent said they were not. Just 17 percent thought such demonstrations were likely. In the corresponding poll last December, these figures were 70 and 23 percent, respectively.

17:50

How Much Longer Can The American Empire Run On Fake Money? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How Much Longer Can The American Empire Run On Fake Money?  Jay Taylors Gold & Energy Stocks Newsletter: Gold rocketed to nearly $1,365 on Wednesday in New York, which is well above the $1,350 that Michael Oliver suggests is when technical...

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17:49

How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

DAMASCUS, SYRIA   After the U.S. launched limited airstrikes on Friday against Syria, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will maintain its illegal presence in Syria until U.S. goals in the area are fulfilled, opening the door for the U.S. occupation to continue indefinitely.

While the U.S. military presence in Syria has been ongoing since 2015 justified as a means of countering Daesh (ISIS) U.S. troops have since turned into an occupying force with their failure to pull out following Daeshs defeat in northeastern Syria. Currently, the U.S. occupies nearly a third of Syrian territory around 30 percent including much of the area east of the Euphrates River, encompassing large swaths of the Deir Ezzor, Al-Hasakah and Raqqa regions.

Though the U.S. currently has between 2,000 to 4,000 troops stationed in Syria, it announced the training of a 30,000-person-strong border force composed of U.S.-allied Kurds and Arabs in the area, which would be used to prevent northeastern Syria from coming under the control of Syrias legitimate government. Though it backtracked somewhat after backlash from Turkey, the U.S. has continued to train local forces in the area. Russian military sources have asserted that former members of Daesh who were allowed to leave cities attacked by the U.S. and their proxies, as was the case in battle for Raqqa are to be included among the forces ranks.

This, along with the U.S. governments insistence on maintaining the occupation until Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is removed from power, shows that the U.S. government has no intention of permitting the reunification of Syria and will continue to occupy the region over the long term.

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17:47

NEO New Think and Americas Fake Gas War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - This story about the BZ gas comment being edited out of the OPCW report was blacked out of Western press to give more time for damage control.

17:46

WhatsApp for Android allows users to download deleted media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WhatsApp: You can re-download accidentally deleted photos and videos on Android

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has recently rolled a new feature that allows the users to retrieve deleted media files. In other words, the new feature will enable users to redownload media files even if it was deleted from the phone.

Recently, WhatsApp has modified this behavior: when a media is successfully downloaded, WhatsApp doesnt delete it from the server, allowing the users to download it again if the file was accidentally deleted in the path where WhatsApp saves media, said WABetaInfo.

For those unaware, previously media content such as photos, GIFs, voice message, documents and video were stored on WhatsApps server for 30 days till they were downloaded by the user, while downloaded media was deleted immediately after the download. Once the content was downloaded from the WhatsApp folder, the user didnt have the option to go back to the chats and redownload the content after the expiration of the validity.

However, with the addition of the new feature, WhatsApp will now keep the deleted media files on servers making it available for download again even after they are deleted by the users. But, it is important to note that the message is not deleted from WhatsApp otherwise it will be impossible to retrieve.

Only if the file has been deleted in sdcard/WhatsApp/ and you have the message in the chat, you can successfully download it again, says the report.

While testing the feature, WABetaInfo found that they were able to recover files deleted two months ago. The report also adds that all the media files saved on the server come with end-to-end encryption, so theres nothing to worry about.

Currently, the new feature is limited to Android version 2.18.113 and is available only for beta users on Android. The new feature doesnt seem to be available for iOS users as of now but is expected to come soon...

17:46

Poll: Support Slips For Democratic-Controlled Congress "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Their poll about Trump deviates from others that show his support has actually gone up and been consistently over 40%. Conclusion? Everyone better crash the boards against Democrats in November. Via The Hill: Support for a Democratic-controlled Congress appears to be slipping months ahead of Novembers midterm elections, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street []

17:45

UK Labour releases legal opinion, describing Syrian air strikes as unlawful "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Press TV April 16, 2018 Britains opposition Labour Party has released an expert opinion about the recent US-led air strikes against Syria, describing them as unlawful. Tom Watson, the deputy Labour leader, released the five-page legal opinion from Dapo Akande, a professor of public international law at Oxford University. A summary of Akandes conclusions []

17:44

Ancient Indus Valley civilization was wiped out by a 900 year drought "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Indus Valley civilisation was wiped out 4,350 years ago by a 900-year-long drought, scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have found. Evidence gathered during their study also put to rest the widely accepted theory that the said drought lasted for only about 200 years. The study will be published in the prestigious Quaternary International Journal by Elsevier this month. Researchers from the geology and geophysics department have been studying the monsoon's variability for the past 5,000 years and have found that the rains played truant in the northwest Himalayas for 900 long years, drying up the source of water that fed the rivers along which the civilisation thrived. This eventually drove the otherwise hardy inhabitants towards the east and south, where rain conditions were better.

17:44

Canadian govt. worried public debate could undermine overall support for immigration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Internal department data suggests just over 50 per cent of Canadians believed the number of immigrants who come to Canada every year is 'about right' The federal government has been warned to take a cautious approach to publicly debating immigration over fears of reaching a "tipping point" that could undermine public support for welcoming immigrants. Internal data prepared by the Immigration Department for a committee of deputy ministers suggests a majority of Canadians supports current immigration levels, but this support drops when they are informed of how many immigrants actually arrive every year. "Public support (often aided by a diversity of prominent stakeholders) in indispensable," the department told the co-ordinating committee of deputy ministers during a meeting in April 2017 to discuss immigrant outcomes. "But there could be a tipping point that, once reached, undermines the history of relative Canadian consensus."

17:43

The Broadband Boost Small-Town America Needs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

They are mostly towns youve probably never heard of, places like Sandy, Ore., Leverett, Mass., Lafayette, La., and Longmont, Colo. Yet these smaller communities, and hundreds more like them, have something even the techiest big cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle dont have: widespread, fast and well-priced broadband service. Big cities usually have the edge in the traditional drivers of economic development. They have the universities, the sports teams, the big airports, the interstate highway access, the ports. But in arguably the most forward-looking part of the economy, some smaller localities have the edge. They made it for themselves by developing their own broadband networks, typically employing the latest fiber-optic technology. I believe over the next three to five years people are no longer going to be surprised that some small cities have much better internet access than big cities, ...

17:41

Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed: Italy must remember its pluralist past "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Akbar Ahmed has a sterling reputation as a moderate Muslim and thoughtful academic, but there is a sinister undercurrent to his new book Journey Into Europe: he calls for a New Andalusia, which to non-Muslims who have forgotten their own history conjures up the newly-minted historical myth of a paradise of peace and tolerance, under []

17:41

Security updates for Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (lib32-openssl and zsh), Debian (patch, perl, ruby-loofah, squirrelmail, tiff, and tiff3), Fedora (gnupg2), Gentoo (go), Mageia (firefox, flash-player-plugin, nxagent, puppet, python-paramiko, samba, and thunderbird), Red Hat (flash-plugin), Scientific Linux (python-paramiko), and Ubuntu (patch, perl, and ruby).

17:39

TI Posts Open-Source DRI3 WSEGL Plug-In For PowerVR SGX Graphics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Texas Instruments is still dealing with Imagination Tech PowerVR SGX GPUs and has now posted an open-source DRI3 WSEGL plug-in for getting this binary blob to work with 3D acceleration under an X.Org Server using Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3...

17:39

U.K.s Theresa May to Face Angry Lawmakers Over Syria Airstrikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face restive lawmakers on Monday to justify her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament.

The UK debate comes as the European Unions foreign ministers joined together to say they understood the need for the airstrikes and called for a new push for a political solution to the war in Syria.

Royal Air Force jets joined American and French warplanes and ships in hitting targets in Syria early Saturday in response to a reported chemical attack by the Syrian government in the town of Douma.

Parliament, which returned Monday after a spring break, was not consulted about the action. The British government is not legally bound to seek lawmakers approval for military strikes, although it is customary to do so.

Mays office said Monday that she plans to tell lawmakers that the airstrikes were in Britains national interest, were carried out to stop further suffering from chemical weapons attacks and had broad international support.

We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized, either within Syria, on the streets of the U.K., or elsewhere, May plans to say, according to excerpts of her speech linking the chemical attack in Syria with the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter last month with a military-grade nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday that the airstrikes against Syria, which targeted three chemical weapons sites, had been calibrated and proportionate.

He said the action was not an attempt to change the tide of the war in Syria or to have regime change.

In an unusual move, the British government says it will seek an emergency House of Commons debate on the airstrikes so legislators can have their say. That after-the-fact debate which may not include a vote is unlikely to satisfy angry opposition lawmakers.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said Britain should introduce a War Powers Act to ban military action without Parliaments approval. Corbyn said Sunday that he was not convinced the military intervention had been legal under international law.

It looked awfully to me as though the prime minister was more interested in following Donald Trumps lead than anything else, Corbyn said.

In Luxembourg, the EU foreign ministers joined in calling for a political breakthrough involving regional players to put Syria on track to a peaceful solution of the conflict.

The 28 ministers said the EU understands the need for the coordinated U.S, French and British airstrikes against Syrian regime targets last weekend following the suspected April 7 chemical attack in Douma....

17:39

Its Universal Soldier! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rick Wiles seems to have decided we have gone with Universal Soldier, for real or something like.

End Times broadcaster and right-wing conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles warned that the United States government has secretly created soldiers without a soul and has unleashed them in Syria, which is a sign that Jesus will soon return.

Is it conceivable that we have bred soulless creatures, soldiers without a soul, with no remorse, no conscience, no fearyou can go in, you can cut a baby in half, you can cut out the hearts of Christians and eat themthere is no conscience, theres no fear, theres no fear of God? Wiles asked. Is that what we have created? Have we turned these monsters loose in Syria?

Oh FFS. Theres no need to go for melodrama when it comes to war, or the travesties committed by people on all sides in any given war, at any time throughout history. Its not as though soldiers arent already trained to kill without thought or hesitation. Thats what war is all about, killing. No one has a soul, so thats of no import, and throughout the ages, it would be a fear of god which has motivated wars more than the opposite. People tend to be especially vicious when they think they are fighting for a fucking god.

This is Hitler on steroids, Wiles added. The Americans have become worse than the Nazis.

I dont think were quite there yet, but the spectre of nuclear war is hanging over our heads once again. It certainly would be nice to see the U.S. military sit the fuck down for once though.

Its the end of humanity, he said. If these things get loose, its the end of humanity.

These things? When you start to think of people as things, its the start of all evil. And there are no universal soldiers, or engineered critters wandering around in a terminator style lust for killing. Just regular soldiers and all the usual players, all sides. Perhaps it would be more to the point to get governments to stop thinking of war as a game.  As for the end of humanity, were doing a fine job of that one all by ourselves, no gods needed.

Wiles went on to explain that when Jesus said that he would return when the world is as it was in the days of Noah, that was a reference to the Nephilim, which were a race of giants mentioned in the book of Genesis that were supposedly born as the offspr...

17:37

Trumps Executive Order On Welfare Is Designed To Pit Workers Against One Another "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that sums up how little he understands about poverty in America. The order, titled Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility, carries little weight by itself. It directs a broad range of federal agencies to review programs serving low-income people and make recommendations on how they can make the programs harder to access, all under the guise of welfare reform. The orders main purpose appears to be smearing popular programs in an effort to make them easier to slashin part by redefining welfare to encompass nearly every program that helps families get by. To that end, the order reads as follows...

17:36

Pedophile-hunter mom travels to Mexico to catch her son's abuser after police let him walk free "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anyone who has ever dealt with law enforcement when they've been a victim of a crime knows that the wheels of justice move very slowly. For some, the waiting is too much to bear and when police - who are often more concerned with prosecuting people for possessing a plant - refuse to go after criminals, they take matters into their own hands. When Lydia Lerma discovered that her son had been molested by a man who was living with her ex-husband, the crime devastated her. However, the insultingly low bail placed on her son's abuser was equally devastating as it allowed him to walk free for very little money. When police allowed Andrew Vanderwal to walk free after posting $750 bail, the family was doubly impacted. Worse still, Vanderwal fled to Mexico, escaping justice and infuriating Lerma, who then made it her mission to become a pedophile hunter. Vanderwal had fully confessed to molesting Lerma's son. Yet even with a full confession, a judge set the bail so low he was able to get out of jail and go on the run. Vanderwal quickly found refuge south of the U.S. border, eventually settling in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, which is where Lerma found him, almost a year and a half after police let a confessed pedophile walk free.

17:33

From A Friend In Aleppo: Syrians Are Laughing At US! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just got an e-mail from a friend of mine in Aleppo regarding the recent "Friday the 13th" missile strike there -- brought to the Syrian people courtesy of FUK-US (France, the United Kingdom and the U.S.)  My friend watched the event on Syrian TV and apparently it was like watching a low-budget horror movie -- not all that scary.  70% of the missiles were shot down by Syrian equipment left over from the 1960s.  So much for Fire and Fury. "Yes, it was was a very long day here," wrote my friend, "and I watched Trump's made-for TV movie from beginning to end.  I woke up around 3:50 am and switched on the television in time to see the terrorist Trump, live, giving his signal for the attack."  And my friend then stayed awake until 11:30 pm the next evening, not wanting to miss any part of the show.

17:32

The US-led strike on Syria may have just attacked their own legitimacy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What happened right after the second direct US-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications - far bigger than the attacks themselves. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons headlined on April 14th, in the wake of this U.S.-UK-France invasion of Syria that was allegedly punishing Syria's Government for allegedly having used chemical weapons in its bombing in the town of Douma on April 7th, "OPCW Fact-Finding Mission Continues Deployment to Syria", and reported that: The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will continue its deployment to the Syrian Arab Republic to establish facts around the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma. The OPCW has been working in close collaboration with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the team.

17:31

Delicious Optics, A Chocolate Diffraction Grating "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Diffraction gratings are curious things. Score a series of equally spaced tiny lines in a surface, and it will cause reflected or transmitted light to bend and separate into its component wavelengths. This ability gives them all manner of important applications in the field of optics, but theyre also fun to play with. [Tech Ingredients] has done the hard work to find out how to make them out of candy!

Its not often we see candy optics, but we like it and if you fail, you can always eat your mistakes and try again. If youre wondering what you can do with a diffraction grating, check out this DIY USB spectrometer.

17:30

White House Chief of Staff Contradicts White House Claim on VA Shakeup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

White House chief of staff John Kelly contradicted the White Houses claims about David Shulkins departure as secretary of veterans affairs, a discrepancy that could lead to legal challenges of decisions made by Shulkins interim successor.

In a private meeting last week with major veterans groups, Kelly repeatedly said that the decision to remove Shulkin was President Donald Trumps, according to several people who were present or briefed on the meeting. The White House has insisted that Shulkin resigned, disputing his assertion, in media appearances, that he was fired. (Whether voluntarily or not, his tenure as VA secretary ended on March 29.)

Kelly said the president felt he needed to make a change with Secretary Shulkin and went ahead and made it to get the VA back on track, said Dan Caldwell, the director of influential conservative group Concerned Veterans for America (also known as CVA), who attended the meeting.

A White House spokesman stood by the claim that Shulkin resigned.

The distinction isnt just a matter of semantics. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, the president can appoint an interim successor to succeed a cabinet secretary who dies, resigns or cant perform his or her duties. But it doesnt say what happens if the secretary is fired. Its unsettled legal territory, but some scholars say it could open the door to challenging decisions made by the person Trump appointed as acting VA secretary, Robert Wilkie (an official in the Department of Defense). The argument would be that Wilkie lacked proper authority to make the decisions in question, the scholars say.

Opposition to Wilkie surfaced rapidly. Amvets, one of the largest veterans advocacy groups, called on Trump to remove Wilkie and instead elevate the VAs deputy secretary, Tom Bowman. This is what common sense, veterans and the law all require, and it needs to happen now, Amvets national commander Marion Polk wrote in a letter to Trump on April 3. Bowman, a former senior Senate staffer, is popular with traditional veterans groups and on Capitol Hill. But, like Shulkin, he...

17:29

Caught in a Lie, Us & Allies Bomb Syria the Night Before International Inspectors Arrive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US, Britain and France trampled international law to launch missiles against Syria, claiming to have evidence of the governments use of chemical weapons. That evidence is based on terrorist lies.

After a week of outrageous tweets and proclamations by POTUS Trump, which included continued accusations that Syrias president ordered a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, east of Damascus, with Trump using grotesque and juvenile terminology, such as animal Assad, the very evening before chemical weapons inspectors of the OPCW were to visit Douma, America and allies launched illegal bombings against Syria. The illegal bombings included 103 missiles, 71 of which Russia states were intercepted.

For the past week, we were told that the US had evidence and the UK had evidence that Syria had used chemicals. The evidence largely relied on video clips and photos shared on social media, provided by the Western-funded White Helmets (that rescuer group that somehow only operates in Al-Qaeda and co-terrorist occupied areas and participates in torture and executions), as well as by Yaser al-Doumani, a man whose allegiance to Jaysh al-Islam is clear from his own Facebook posts, for example of former Jaysh al-Islam leader, Zahran Alloush.

This, we were told, was evidence. This and the words of the highly partial, USAID-funded, US State Department allied Syrian American Medical Society, which, like Al-Qaedas rescuers, only supports doctors in terrorist-occupied areas.

On April 12, even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US government does not have any evidence that sarin or chlorine was used, that he was still looking for evidence.

Syria, f...

17:27

More American restaurants are going strictly cashless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you're craving the Serrano Grilled Shrimp Bowl at the Tender Greens salad chain, don't bother bringing cash. Tender Greens, with 28 restaurants on the East and West coasts, is one of a growing number of eateries that are either shunning cash and only accepting credit and debit cards and contactless payment systems, like Apple Pay, or experimenting with the strategy. While no one has kept a running count of restaurants adopting the cashless policy, interest is clearly rising. A 2016 Federal Reserve study found the number of non-cash payments - including credit and debit cards - totaled 144 billion in 2015, having grown 5.3% annually between 2012 and 2015 Sweetgreen, another salad chain on the coasts and part of the Midwest, and some independent restaurants have adopted the same policy. Two national chains are exploring it.

17:25

How the Obama Justice Department Tried To Shut Down FBI Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And wheres the investigation for this? Via Daily Caller: The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the lack of candor by FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe also documents for the first time the Obama administrations effort to shut down the bureaus investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a review of the report by []

17:24

Shutdown rumors of Fortnite Battle Royale sparks panic among fans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fake News: Fortnite Battle Royale Isnt Shutting Down

Fortnite fans have been going through anxious moments for the last few days. It started last week when Fortnite Battle Royale, one of the most popular video games on the planet, was offline for most of the day (Thursday, April 12, 2018) due to emergency maintenance downtime. This made many fans to believe rumors of the game closing down leading to massive wave of panic.

This panic was further fueled when a screenshot of an alleged tweet from the official Fortnite account started doing the rounds online that it is ending Battle Royale due to a copyright infringement lawsuit from a competitor.

Due to the law suit against PubG on copyright infringement. We are sorry to inform you that Fortnite Battle Royale Will be coming to an end May 24, 2018. Save the world will still be in development and we will roll out ASAP. Thank you all for the support, the tweet dated April 10, 2018 said.

Thankfully, Fortnite game lovers can breathe a sigh of relief as all those rumors of Battle Royale shutting down is completely false.

There are three reasons for us to believe that the tweet is a hoax. Firstly, the tweet dated April 10 like the one above does not show up in the official Fortnite Twitter account feed nor any other social media accounts. Secondly, the incorrect grammar and spelling plus formatting inconsistencies (such as PUBG is incorrectly mentioned as PUBG) can be noticed in the entire tweet. Finally, Epic Games has not made any official announcement about Fortnites termination. In fact, Fortnites Twitter account has been posting about future updates to the game, and not about ending it.

All those Fortnite fans out there do not fear, as the tweet is likely a hoax. In fact, Fortnite is now back online after Epic Games had briefly shutdown the servers for some emergency maintenance. So, what are you waiting for? Be ready to jump out of the Battle Bus again!!!

Source: Forbes

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17:24

Caught In A Lie, US & Allies Bomb Syria The Night Before International Inspectors Arrive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US, Britain and France trampled international law to launch missiles against Syria, claiming to have evidence of the governments use of chemical weapons. That evidence is based on terrorist lies. After a week of outrageous tweets and proclamations by POTUS Trump, which included continued accusations that Syrias president ordered a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, east of Damascus, with Trump using grotesque and juvenile terminology, such as animal Assad, the very evening before chemical weapons inspectors of the OPCW were to visit Douma, America and allies launched illegal bombings against Syria. The illegal bombings included 103 missiles, 71 of which Russia states were intercepted. For the past week, we were told that the US had evidence and the UK had evidence that Syria had used chemicals.

17:23

Protests Against Syrian Attack and US Militarism Continue "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Protests continued against the US attack on Syria and on US militarism and war. A large protest was held in New York City as can be seen in the tweet report below. The focus of the protests included the Israeli murders of unarmed Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border. Thirty-two people have been killed by sniper fire since the protest began. The protest will continue until the Nakba on May 15.  In addition to Syria and Israel, people protested the ongoing war in Yemen, threats to Iran, North Korea and Venezuela. The massive increase in spending on war and war preparation, now making up 60 percent of federal discretionary spending, was also protested as people called for divestment from the war machine.

17:21

Comeys Handling Of Hillary Clinton Shows Us Hes No Hero "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After being pressed by former top Clinton political aide and Clinton Foundation donor, George Stephanopoulos, James Comey admitted on ABC News last night that he had screwed up a couple of things.

The former FBI director wasnt talking about his failure to notify Donald Trump that unsubstantiated rumors paid for by his political opposition were helping fuel the creation of a special counsel. No, Comey was admitting that he had made mistakes regarding the 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton. And no, he wasnt begrudgingly apologizing for failing to recommend criminal charges against the candidate.

Its an article of faith among Democrats and many Trump critics that the Comey Letter, sent to Congress on October 28 was reckless and unprofessional, and likely triggered the downfall of Clinton. Blaming a letter, rather than her supercilious nature, malleable positions or terrible campaign strategy, continues to feed the perception that the election process was somehow compromised. There are many reasons this is wrong, and Comey, perhaps inadvertently, explains the most obvious.

For starters, we dont know that the letter changed the dynamics of the 2016 race. Just as most people understood the moral implications of electing Donald Trump, anyone paying attention recognized the corrupt nature of his Democratic Party opponent. Then again, if the letter reinforced those perceptions, it was well deserved.

But, the fact is, by October 28, Comey had no choice but to inform Congress that there was new evidence. It was neither an act of bravery nor partisanship. Comey had already promised congressional investigators, under oath, that he would let them know if new evidence emerged. And thats what he did.

Not only would it have been corrupt to hide the fact that classified emails were found on the computer of the sex-addicted erstwhile husband of Hillarys top advisor, but it almost certainly would have been leaked by local law enforcement and had a similar effect on the election (perhaps worse). Then, however, it would have rightly looked as if the FBI was attempting to cover up a potential crime for political reasons.

Yet, in essence, Democrats, the same people lecturing everyone about the sanctity of our institutions, have been arguing for more than a year that Comey should have held that evidence pertinent to an ongoing congressional investigation because it might hurt their preferred candidates chances.

Which brings me to the all the talk last week about Comeys admission in A Higher Loyalty that poll numbers tempered h...

17:21

The best nitrate-rich veggies for heart health "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Research has shown that the more vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease, with different types of vegetables protecting your heart through different mechanisms. Leafy greens, for example, have high amounts of nitrates that naturally boost your nitric oxide (NO) level.1 Cruciferous veggies, on the other hand, lower your risk of stroke and heart attack by promoting more supple neck arteries and preventing the buildup of arterial plaque. In fermented cabbage, it's the fiber content that helps lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar control, thereby lowering your risk of heart problems. Phytonutrients in sauerkraut also help promote easy blood flow and flexible blood vessels, and veggies rich in magnesium and quercetin also provide important heart benefits. Following is a summary of some of the top vegetable types for maintaining healthy heart function well into old age. Nitrate-Rich Veggies Boost Heart Health and Lower Risk of Heart Attack

17:21

Mondoweiss Mondays has really taken off and check out the new match to multiply your impact "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the past two weeks, its been hard to get accurate information about the horrific violence committed by Israeli troops against Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return. In this dreadful time which I will always think of as the Passover massacre Im proud that Mondoweiss has delivered both on-the-ground coverage and insightful commentary to supplement the incomplete and biased reporting by mainstream media. If you havent yet watched it, I particularly recommend our two-minute video recording protesters describing in their own words why they are putting their bodies on the line.

During the same period, weve been running a low-intensity fundraising campaign, Mondoweiss Mondays. This campaign was scheduled some time ago, and we decided to follow through with it because we know that at times like this many readers are particularly appreciative of our work. And in fact, reader response has shown precisely that: dozens of you have signed up to be regular donors enough to claim the entire $1,500 match offered by three longtime Mondoweiss supporters to recruit new recurring gifts.

In order to keep the momentum going, a new match has been offered by a generous donor. Starting today, she has pledged $50 for each of the next ten people who commit to a new recurring donation at any level. By signing up now to sustain truthful reporting from Palestine, you can multiply the impact of your support. If you agree that accurate reporting and insightful commentary are urgently needed, please sign up today. Commit to $2 every other week ($52/year); or $5 every other week ($130/year) or $10 ($260/year).

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17:20

Redesigning Reality #025 You vs. The Hive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Waking Times

With so many people pulling at you for your attention its sometimes hard the know where you stand and what to focus on.

The news cycle revolves around huge global issues that no individual can change and yet people continue to examine the world outside of themselves. Maybe its time that people realize the only thing that matters in this world is their life and improving themselves. When individuals understand their place in the world and work to improve that place they become a catalyst for change.

In this fascinating show Dylan and Jeff discuss the concept of the hive mind and how to break free of group think. They talk about the importance of personal growth and how taking care of yourself first allows you to be fulfilled enough to take care of others.

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17:19

French students against war, support striking workers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Paris Austerlitz railway station workers and students demonstrate

By Alex Lantier in France:

French students protest war, support striking rail workers

16 April 2018

On Friday, students protested in Paris as rail workers began two more days of strike action against rail privatization. On the fifth strike day, the explosiveness of the social and international situation was plainly apparent. President Emmanuel Macron had just appeared on TF1 television, promising to disregard public opinion and continue his social attacks, while also threatening Syrian and Russian forces with the air strikes in Syria that went ahead early Saturday morning, European time.

Students also opposed Macrons call to return to the draft under cover of a universal national service, as well as moves to systematically break student blockades of universities protesting Macrons reforms. They stressed the link between militarism abroad and repression at home, as well as the rise of social inequality under capitalism.

Maxime and his friend told WSWS reporters at the Tolbiac campus in Paris of their opposition to Macrons reforms and the military escalation launch...

17:17

Theresa May Claims Syria Strikes Successfully Targeted Stockpiles Of Chemical Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US, UK and France claim they struck chemical weapon facilities in Syria. The British Prime Minister said today she had authorised British forces to conduct precision air-launched cruise missile strikes on Syria to degrade [...]

17:17

Buhari meets UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street London "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May. Buhari is in London for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting. See videos and Photos below: VIDEO: Prime Minister @theresa_may welcoming President @MBuhari to 10 Downing Street. #PMBinUK pic.twitter.com/lWv97URs72 Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 16, 2018 President @MBuhari departing 10 Downing Street, London, []

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17:17

Yemen Civil War: Houthis Fire Missile at Saudi Oil Tanker "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summary

Recent deployments of drones and ballistic missiles by the Houthi movement in Yemen in strikes against a Saudi tanker, both inside international waters and Saudi territory itself, reveal an enduring ability on the part of the Houthis to strike far beyond the limits of their own territory. Though mostly symbolic rather than effective, the use of drones and missiles by the Houthis allows them to generate international headlines by threatening international shipping in one of the worlds busiest trading arteries and raise the domestic costs of Riyadhs ongoing intervention in Yemen, which is now entering its fourth year.

The Saudi government says that 90 ballistic missiles have been fired into the Kingdom over the past three years by the Houthis, though few have caused any real damage. Similarly, the rebels have occasionally targeted commercial shipping and other international vessels (including US navy drones) to raise the pressure on Riyadhs international backers, the United states and the UK. The attacks also demonstrate that the stalemate between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition which intervened in support of Yemens embattled President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi shows no signs of being broken anytime soon.

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17:16

'Satellite' junk DNA may actually be essential for human survival "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When biologists first examined the landscape of human genes they were perplexed by the, seemingly useless pieces of DNA that floated in the structure. It was labelled 'junk DNA' and the name stuck. However, new research suggests it may not be junk at all. In fact the DNA, which is now called satellite DNA, plays a crucial role in holding the genome together and, by extension, the survival of much of life on Earth. The study, which has been published in the journal eLife, outlines that the "junk" is actually essential for the cell's survival because it performs the vital function of ensuring that chromosomes bundle correctly inside the cell's nucleus. "We were not quite convinced by the idea that this is just genomic junk," lead author on the study, Yukiko Yamashita, said."If we don't actively need it, and if not having it would give us an advantage, then evolution probably would have gotten rid of it. But that hasn't happened."

17:16

Pang of conscience: MSNBC host Chris Hayes tells truth about Gaza protests (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Israeli troops shot more than 750 Palestinians, killing at least 15"

17:15

Mitigating Insurance Risks: Identifying Your Needs Pyramid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The growing need for ancillary benefits among workers.

By: Peter Brown

The growing need for ancillary benefits among workers.

When it comes to insurance benefits, understanding what you need today and in the future is a difficult chore. While healthcare benefits are viewed as an essential aspect of life, preparing for potential income loss due to long-term disability or preserving your assets for living family members isnt always a top priority among workers. Are you putting enough money into retirement savings and health savings accounts (HSAs)? How can you leverage your resources into other products to preserve your assets?

For technology workers, weighing these options is an important task regardless of whether they are millennials straight out of college, Generation Xers at the mid-point of their careers or baby boomers in or facing retirement. However, despite what may seem to be different needs for different populations, there is an appropriate insurance option for every stage of life.

The Needs Pyramid (Figure 1) focuses on what technology workers should be aware of in terms of insurance benefits and what they may or may not be getting from their employers. Beyond healthcare, products such as term life insurance, disability income insurance, professional liability insurance and dental may be necessary to meet ones security needs.

Needs Hierarchy for Financial Planning

Figure 1: The Needs Pyramid indicates what insurance benefits are available and what technology workers should target and if their needs are not being met by their current employers. Source: Mercer

While disability or life insurance may not be a top priority for a millennials Needs Pyramid, workers in the middle of their careers may consider this to be as equally important as basic healthcare.

We are starting to see a need or a desire for more ancillary products such as dental and long term disability insurance become more a focus for tech workers, says Graham Fuller, Principal and Senior Relationship Manager for Mercer, the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program Administrator.

Budget-conscious consumers may view insurance as a commodity and seek the least expensive option. However, many savvy shoppers are also looking at the total value of an insurance product, including some newer flexible features and riders.

As such, more features are available with policies today, such as living benefits in a life insurance plan, consultative services or access to bundled products. For example, IEEEs...

17:14

Cop Crosses Thin Blue Line to Expose How Dept. Forces Officers to Write Tickets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

police

A police officer who was fired for refusing to write mandatory citations is now speaking out about the problems caused by "policing for profit."

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17:13

Daily Digest 4/16 -The Doomsday Maps Of The World, Miami Racing Against Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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17:13

India: Nationwide Protests To Demand Justice For Rape Victims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Angry protesters rally across cities calling for justice after an eight-year-old Kashmiri girl was fatally gang-raped. Thousands of Indians have taken to the streets to join nationwide protests against continuing sexual assaults of women and girls, including that of an eight-year-old girl who was gang-raped and brutally murdered inside a temple in Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir. "Punish the guilty" was the rallying cry on Sunday in New Delhi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and other cities, according to India's NDTV. "Small little girls are being raped every day and the way this time it has happened, that people actually came and supported these rapists, this is (new) heights and this is the time that we should take it as an alarm," Ved Amrita, a protester in New Delhi, told Associated Press news agency.

17:12

Security researchers sinkholed EITest infection chain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security researchers have managed to neutralize EITest, one of the oldest infection chains and thus preventing as many as two million potential malicious redirects a day. About EITest EITest relied on compromised websites mostly WordPress-based, but also using other CMSes to direct users to exploit kit landing pages and social engineering schemes, which then delivered a wide variety of malware. It has been in use, on and off, since at least 2011. Shortly More

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17:11

A Statement Issued by the Patriarchates of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, and Greek-Melkite Catholic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We, the Patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that took place this morning against our precious country Syria by the USA, France and the UK, under the allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. We raise our voices to affirm the (...)

17:11

Boaters & Bowlers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Speaking of time machines, heres a video recording of a stroll through New York city in 1911.

A couple of things struck me: the hats! Everyone is wearing them, with the exception being the kids. I wonder if there was some sort of ritual associated with coming of age amongst the New Yorkians Now you are a man, and may and must wear this headdress at all times, lest ye scandalize the populace with the distressing dome of your skull.

Also notice how the pedestrians just wander across the street on a whim, as if they havent yet realized that the steely horseless carriages are going to claim total ownership of the thoroughfares.

Hey, wait, maybe the hats are the secret passkey to allow one to ignore traffic. Im going to have to try it next time Im in NYC put on a nice Panama and stride confidently into Times Square.

17:10

Gettin High on Bubbles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gettin High on Bubbles by Keith Weiner Monetary-Metals Back in the drug-soaked, if not halcyon, days known at the sexual and drug revolutionthe 1960smany people were on a quest for the perfect trip, and the perfect hit of acid...

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17:10

Iran Confirms Israeli Airstrike Upon Its Forces At Syrian T4 Airbase In Homs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iran Condemns Israeli Aggression against Syria, Warns of Response

Iran Condemns Israeli Aggression against Syria, Warns of Response

TEHRAN (FNA)- Irans foreign ministry lashed out at the Israeli regime for its missile strikes on the T4 airbase in Syrias Homs province, warning that Tel Aviv will be punished for its aggressive action.

I think that the usurper and occupying Zionist regime will sooner or later receive the necessary responses which will make them regret their deeds. They cannot do something and escape punishment, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

He underlined that aggression against the Syrian territories and sovereignty is unacceptable, and said, The resistance and Syrian military forces can defend their territorial integrity and national sovereignty and will do so.

In relevant remarks last Tuesday, Iranian Supreme Leaders top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati cautioned that Israel should be waiting for a powerful response to its April 8 airstrikes on the T4 airbase in the Syrian province of Homs.

Velayati was...

17:08

Kidnappers demand N55m ransome for LG Staff, NURTW Scribe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Barely 24 hours after the Secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) of Ondo State was kidnapped, two staff of Akure North Local Government area of the State; Marcus Akinduko and Gabriel Ajayi were again kidnapped at the weekend. The Local Government staff were abducted along Owo/Ido-Ani road in Ose Local Government []

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17:08

New Class of Antibiotics Discovered: Odilorhabdins; IBM Uses Synthetic Polymers to Kill Bacteria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new class of antibiotics to combat drug resistance

Called odilorhabdins, or ODLs, the antibiotics are produced by symbiotic bacteria found in soil-dwelling nematode worms that colonize insects for food. The bacteria help to kill the insect and, importantly, secrete the antibiotic to keep competing bacteria away. Until now, these nematode-associated bacteria and the antibiotics they make have been largely understudied.

[...] UIC's Alexander Mankin and Yury Polikanov are corresponding authors on the study and led the research on the antibiotic's mechanism of action. They found that ODLs act on the ribosome the molecular machine of individual cells that makes the proteins it needs to function of bacterial cells. "Like many clinically useful antibiotics, ODLs work by targeting the ribosome," said Polikanov, assistant professor of biological sciences in the UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, "but ODLs are unique because they bind to a place on the ribosome that has never been used by other known antibiotics."

Odilorhabdins, Antibacterial Agents that Cause Miscoding by Binding at a New Ribosomal Site (DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.03.001) (DX)

Meanwhile, an IBM research team has designed a polymer that can target at least five types of drug-resistant bacteria:

Earlier versions of synthetic polymers created problems because they essentially exploded the bacteria, releasing dangerous toxins into the bloodstream. While other scientists are researching different approaches to avoid resistance, most involve finding new molecules or proteins. IBM's synthetic molecule employs a completely different strategy.

It carries a negative electrical charge, so is drawn like a magnet to the positively charged surfaces of infectious cells. Then it binds to the cell, pierces the membrane, enters it and turns the inner liquid contents into solids. The new ninja polymer kills bacteria so quickly, they don't have time to mutate.

The eventual goal, said Hedrick, is to create an entirely new class of therapeutics that could treat a spectrum of infectious diseases with a single mechanism without the onset of resistance.

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17:07

Mother Do You Think Theyll Drop the Bomb? Roger Waters Denounces White Helmets as Fake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Roger Waters, speaking at a concert in Spain, branded the White Helmetsuniversally portrayed by Western media as glorious heroesas a bunch of frauds. We live in a world where propaganda seems to be more important than whats really going on. Roger Waters In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. []

17:07

Graphene is Grown With the Same Band Gap as Silicon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No doping or nanostructuring is required for new bottom-up method to grow graphene with a perfect band gap Image: Science The internal structure of nanoporous graphene is visible in this magnified image.

For all of graphenes amazing electronic capabilities, it has not made much of an impact as a replacement for silicon in digital logic applications. This shortcoming is largely due to its lack of an inherent band gap thats needed in computing applications to start and stop the flow of electrons.

While methods for engineering a band gap into graphene have been around for years, these approaches have been recognized as imperfect solutions. They have added critical costs and complications to using the material and compromised the attractive electronic properties that made graphene a desirable replacement for silicon in the first place.

Now researchers in Spain have devised an inexpensive way to grow graphene with the same band gap that exists in silicon (1 eV), and in so doing, may have reopened graphenes potential as an alternative to silicon for digital logic.

An optical microscope image of a chip with 20 devices fabricated with our nanoporous graphene. Image: Science This optical microscope image shows a chip that was fabricated from nanoporous graphene.

In research described in the journal Science , a team from throughout Spain and led by the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) has employed bottom-up manufacturing techniques to assemble nanopororus graphene in such a way that the pores have the size, density, and morphology to create a perfect band gap for digital electronics. The researchers then made a field-effect transistor (FET) device using this material.

What we show in our work is that it is possible to fabricate a graphene like material, but with a gap that is very close to the one of silicon, said Aitor Mugarza, a research professor and group leader at ICN2. In addition, by simply modifying the width of the graphene strips between the pores (the number of carb...

17:06

Americas Arid West Is Invading the Fertile East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres an invasion going on down the middle of the US, as Americas arid West advances eastwards. Imperceptibly, decades of climate change have shifted the natural boundary between the dry west and the fertile farmlands of the eastern states by more than 225 kilometres, according to a new study by US scientists.

In effect, what was once marked by the 100th meridian is now at 98 degrees of longitude.

The 100th meridian is one of those astronomically-determined lines that emerge from what the researchers call psychogeography. Just as the historic 38th parallel separates the hostile states of North and South Korea, the Mason-Dixon line marks a notional but blood-stained boundary between the northern states and the American South, and the Greenwich meridian formally replaced the Paris meridian as the notional ground zero for the measure of universal time, so the 100th meridian has entered US consciousness.

It was first cited 140 years ago when a pioneer geologist and surveyor identified a divide running from north to south between land that received ample rainfall, and soils in the so-called rain-shadow of the Rockies that could be classed as arid.

And, conveniently, it could be measured as 100 degrees west of Greenwich in the UK, the starting point for lines of longitude. In two papers in the journal Earth Interactions, researchers have taken a closer look at the reality of this historic divide and the changing nature of the US landscape as a consequence of climate change driven by ever-greater ratios of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, in response to ever-more profligate human use of fossil fuels.

They confirm that in the 140 years since the first observation of that divide, the line through North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas has shifted eastwards by 140 miles, or 225 km: in the state of Texas, this is a shift from Abilene to Fort Worth.

In 1878, the geologist John Wesley Powell noted the transformation observed as he crossed a north-south band of terrain in the US. On the east, luxuriant growth of grass is seen, and the gaudy flowers of the order Compositae make the prairie landscape beautiful.

Passing westward, species after species of luxuriant grass and brilliant flowering plants disappear; the ground gradually becom...

17:06

Saudi Arabia to send evacuated Syrian militants to Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that a total of 170,152 people, including 63,117 militants and their relatives, had been evacuated from the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta during a large-scale humanitarian operation in the area. 500 Jaysh al-Islam militants who were earlier evacuated from Eastern Ghouta, plan to go to Yemen, according to the pan-Arabic satellite television channel Al Mayadeen. It cited its own source as saying that the terrorists first intend to illegally arrive in Saudi Arabia, from where they will try to enter Yemen.

17:05

Comey Thinks Rosenstein Acted Dishonorably "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Throwing each other under the bus. Is he going to talk about his tan too? Everyone that fired this guy is going to feel his ego as the media feeds it. Via Daily Caller: Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday he believes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted dishonorably when he wrote the damning []

17:03

Elon Musks latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday night to announce a new recovery method for an upper stage SpaceX rocket. A balloon a giant party balloon to quote him directly will ferry part of a rocket to a bounce house. Seriously.

If anyone else proposed this idea they would be ignored, but Elon Musk lately has a way of turning crazy ideas into reality.

It was just in 2012 that SpaceX launched and landed its first rocket and now the company is doing it with rockets significantly larger. And then early this year SpaceX made a surprise announcement that it would attempt to use a high-speed boat and large net to catch part of rocket. And it worked after a failed first attempt.

17:03

Huge solar tornadoes dont spin after all, study shows "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Giant plasma tornadoes raging across the surface of the sun dont actually spin like astronomers once thought, new research shows.

Massive solar tornadoes, formally known as tornado prominences, which were first observed about 100 years ago, seemed to bear a striking resemblance to tornadoes on Earth. These gigantic structures each one several times the size of Earth are made of hot, flowing gas and tangled magnetic field lines, ultimately driven by nuclear reactions in the solar core.

However, using a method known as the Doppler effect, scientists have precisely measured the speed of the moving plasma, as well as its direction, temperature and density, revealing that twisters on the sun do not rotate like earthbound tornadoes do, according to a statement from the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) conference. [Secrets of Sun Super-Tornadoes Revealed (Gallery)].

17:02

We are going to have lung cancer patients living longer and better: A new kind of cancer treatment is about to change how we treat the disease "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cancer-drug makers found that using immunotherapy in combination with other drugs did a better job of treating lung cancer than chemotherapy alone.

17:02

Flaxseed-like particles can now grow bone, cartilage tissues for humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human stem cells have shown potential in medicine as they can transform into various specialized cell types such as bone and cartilage cells. The current approach to obtain such specialized cells is to subject stem cells to specialized instructive protein molecules known as growth factors. However, use of growth factors in the human body can generate harmful effects including unwanted tissue growth, such as a tumor.

Researchers at Texas A&M University have explored a new class of clay nanoparticles that can direct to become bone or .

Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and his students have demonstrated that a specific type of two-dimensional (2-D) nanoparticles, also known as nanosilicates, can grow bone and cartilage tissue from stem cells in the absence of . These nanoparticles are similar to flaxseed in shape, but 10 billion times smaller in size. Their work, Widespread changes in transcriptome profile of human induced by two-dimensional nanosilicates, has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

17:02

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.

17:02

Tens Of Thousands In Hungary Protest Far-Right Leader Viktor Orbn "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Hungarys capital of Budapest on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Viktor Orbns government, as critics warn the country could slide further into illiberalism. Orbns radical right, nationalist Fidesz party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections last Sunday. With a two-thirds majority in the legislature, Fidesz now has the power to make changes to the countrys constitution. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe criticized the election for intimidating and xenophobic rhetoric, media bias and opaque campaign financing. The campaign saw Orbn rail against migration and push the idea that unseen foreign interests were seeking to undermine the government.

17:00

Labours commissioned Legal Opinion on legitimacy of UK Air Strikes on Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the text of the legal opinion by Professor Dapo Akande, commissioned by Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party on the recent airstrikes on Damascus by the UK armed forces

16:58

Merkels tougher Russia stance meets resistance in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to attend a working session at the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachREUTERS

BERLIN (REUTERS)  Germanys Europe minister called on Monday for a new policy of easing tensions with Russia, adding to a chorus of voices pressing Chancellor Angela Merkel to moderate her hardened stance towards the Kremlin.

The conservative chancellor swung behind Britain after the poison attack on a former Russian double agent in England last month, expelling four diplomats despite uneasiness among a political class that is wary of confrontation with Germanys giant eastern neighbor.

Europe Minister Michael Roth, a member of the Social Democrat party (SPD), said that while the European Union needed a united front on Russia, sanctions should aim to bring Moscow to the negotiating table.

Anti-Russian reflexes are just as dangerous as naively remaining silent over the nationalist-tinged policies of the current Russian leadership, he wrote in Die Welt newspaper.

Many Western countries are pushing for a more assertive stance against Moscow over President Vladimir Putins backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accused of using chemical weapons in the countrys civil war.

With extensive business and energy links to Russia, Germany has been cautious in its relations with Moscow, though Merkels tone has hardened over the four years since Russias annexation of Ukraines Crimean peninsula.

Roth, whose party is junior partner in Merkels coalition, echoed comments from President Frank-Walter Steinmeier a fellow Social Democrat that too much is at stake for Germany to cast Russia as an enemy.

Opinion in the coalition is not necessarily divided along party lines. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, also a Social....

16:57

Syrian Army Reports Capture of British Soldiers During Assault On Eastern Ghouta "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrian Army Captures British Military Men in Eastern Ghouta

Apr 11, 2018

Syrian Army Captures British Military Men in Eastern Ghouta
TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of British military men were held captive by the Syrian army in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, media reports disclosed on Wednesday, saying that they had infiltrated the region for the last month US plot to attack Damascus in collaboration with terrorists and NATO forces that failed.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channels correspondent in Moscow reported that a number of British forces have been captured during the military operations in Eastern Ghouta.

Earlier reports had disclosed last month that foreign military forces were deployed in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to launch a ground assault against Damascus in cooperation with the US.

The US and Israel planned to launch attacks on Damascus from several fronts in collaboration with the NATO and Jordan, but the plot failed after the Syrian army scored rapid, major victories in Eastern Ghouta.

Informed sources disclosed that the US and Israel intended to support the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta by airstrikes so that they could capture vast areas of Damascus to pave the ground for the Syria...

16:54

Senseless and Futile Strike Against Syria Achieves Nothing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Photo credit AFP By Alex GORKA | Strategic Culture Foundation | 16.04.2018 The Wests unity is cracking and the United States world leadership is being questioned. The alleged but never proven chemical attack in Syria offers an opportunity to become a unifying factor. By striking that country, the US administration pursued the goal of solidifying its image []

16:54

Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CINCINNATI, OHIO In a stinging rebuke of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the organizations local affiliate here last month announced that it was severing all ties to a movement it characterized as opportunistic, too invested in liberal, electoral politics and the Democratic party, and ultimately ineffective in fighting state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati (BLMC) explained its decision to change its name to Mass Action for Black Liberation in a tersely-worded letter, published March 30 on its website. With an organizational structure similar to the anarchist-influenced Occupy Movement, BLM and the Movement for Black Lives Matter network is a loose-knit often unwieldy confederation of chapters, affiliates, and spinoffs with broad autonomy and varying degrees of collaboration with the national leadership. Despite their initial reservations, activists in Cincinnati decided to adopt the BLM moniker early in 2015 out of a sense of urgency following a series of highly publicized police murders in 2014 including those of Eric Garner on a Staten Island street, 12-year-old Tamir Rice at a Cleveland playground, and 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. on a suburban St. Louis street.   

The Cincinnati group wrote:

BLM did not create or build this new grassroots movement against police brutality and racism; they capitalized off a nameless groundswell of resistance sweeping the nation, branded it as their own, and profited from the deaths of Black men and women around the country without seriously engaging, as a national formation, in getting justice for fighting families. All the while raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from high-end speaking engagements and donations from foundations that support the Black struggle (or want to co-opt it).

They have gained access to high profile associations, including invitations to the White House and celebrity events; have been on magazine covers; are on the way to profiting as authors and subjects of books; and have accepted numerous awards and accolades as so-called founders of the movement while families struggle, unassisted, to keep their fights going. So many people on the ground have shared a similar experience: when the reporters leave and the bright lights are gone, so are they [BLM].


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16:53

Syrian government continues to injure, kill civilians in rebel areas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Sporadic reports of artillery shelling and air strikes after US and allies struck Syrian government chemical weapons facilities

16:52

A fine display of Islamic values "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is a practicing Muslim in Glasgow by the name of Shaykh Zoheeb Iqbal. He runs an organization called the Al Falaah Academy in Glasgows south side, an area heavily populated by Muslims. His organization helps deliver lectures and courses to universities. This is all fine and dandy if it werent for the character of []

16:51

Democracy's mysterious ways: Trump ordered Syria strike based on a secret legal justification even Congress can't see "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday night, President Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct a bombing attack against the government of Syria without congressional authorization. How can this be constitutional, given the fact that Article I, Section 8 of America's founding document declares that "The Congress shall have Power ... To declare War"? The deeply bizarre and alarming answer is that Trump almost certainly does have some purported legal justification provided to him by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel - but no one else, including Congress, can read it. The Office of Legal Counsel is often called the Supreme Court of the executive branch, providing opinions on how the president and government agencies should interpret the law. We know that Trump received a top secret OLC opinion justifying the previous U.S. strike on Syria on April 6, 2017. Friday's bombing undoubtedly relied on the same memo or one with similar reasoning. So while over 80 members of Congress wrote to Trump on Friday night stating that "engaging our military in Syria ... without prior congressional authorization would violate the separation of powers that is clearly delineated in the Constitution," their action has no impact. The military will rely on the OLC's opinion that, constitutionally speaking, Trump's orders were perfectly fine. And it will be quite difficult for members of Congress to argue otherwise, since they don't even know what the Trump administration's precise rationale is. Comment: US lawmakers tweet against attack on Syria: 'Trump denied the American people oversight in endless war'

16:51

Here Are 7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky On American Empire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters -- linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom especially shines through is in articulating the structure and functioning of the American empire. Chomsky has been speaking and publishing on the topic since the '60s. Below are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the American empire taken from his personal site and from a fan-curated Web site dedicated to collecting Chomsky's observations. 1. [In early 2007] there was a new rash of articles and headlines on the front page about the "Chinese military build-up." The Pentagon claimed that China had increased its offensive military capacity -- with 400 missiles, which could be nuclear armed.

16:50

Attkisson: Trump Was Right To Fire Comey; Here Are 12 Reasons Why "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Attkisson: Trump Was Right To Fire Comey; Here Are 12 Reasons Why Authored by Sheryl Attkisson, op-ed via The Hill, A lot of new information has come out in the year since President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. No matter whether you...

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16:48

Future of Birth Control: The Male Birth Control Shot That Has Been Found Effective "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rate of teen pregnancy in the United States is significantly higher than that of many other western industrialized nations according to the Centers for Disease Control. With television shows glamorizing the teen mom lifestyle and bringing fame and celebrity status to some of those who are living it, it is no wonder that many Americans trivialize and shrug off the seriousness of this situation.

However, in 2010 along the Centers for Disease Control reports that teen pregnancy and childbirth cost the U.S. taxpayers approximately $9.4 billion dollars.  Furthermore, the lives of those involved are significantly impacted, limiting their ability to succeed in our society with only approximately 50% of teen mothers receiving a high school diploma by the age of 22, while 90% of those without children have been able to reach this milestone.

While there are many different things that we can do as a society to help turn these statistics around including better sexual education at a young age, providing new and better opportunities for those looking to seek an education following the birth of a child or a reassessment of how we choose to feature and glamorize this lifestyle throughout the mainstream media, there is one topic that nearly always comes up in the conversation: Birth control.

It is estimated that approximately 62% of women who are currently of reproductive age are using some form of birth control regularly today, including condoms, birth control pills, implants, patches, injections, and sterilization. While both parties are equally responsible for the potential risks associated with unprotected sex, traditionally many of these options fall on the woman to put into practice. New research, however, may just change the way that birth control is viewed in our society.

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A 2016 study co-sponsored by the United Nations and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism explored the effectiveness and safety of a male contracepti...

16:47

14 Before and After Photos From Those Who Quit Drugs and Are Now Leading a Happy & Healthy Life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sometimes things like alcohol and drugs become a big part of our lives and once you do become addicted, it changes you drastically. Once someone is able to break that addiction and pick themselves back up, they have nowhere to go but up and these photos are proof of that.

While sometimes it is hard to tell if someone has an addiction problem, usually you can tell that they just look miserable. Below you will find some photos of people before they stopped using and after. The difference is MIND-BLOWING. Quitting drugs and alcohol can truly result in progress photos like this, so if you or someone you know is an addict this could become reality someday.

Once someone gets clean, the emotional and physical change in them is hard to believe. These people have been at their worst and are now at their best. If they can do it anyone can. Just because you are struggling doesnt mean it is not possible.

1. Once addicted to heroin and meth but is now free.

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2. Clean since 2016 and happier than ever.

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3. Sober since 2015 and moving on to better things.

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16:45

New American History Textbook Slams Trump Supporters: Afraid Of Rapidly Developing Ethnic Diversity Of Country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thus, it begins. Via The American Mirror: American schools are the battlefield for our childrens minds and progressives are in charge of it all, from writing the textbooks, to those reading them aloud in class. Indianapolis talk radio host Alex On-Air posted several examples on Twitter from the Advanced Placement edition of By The People: []

16:43

WikiLeaks Secret Cable: Overthrow The Syrian Regime, But Play Nice With Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Tyler Durden

Hours after the overnight US-led missile strikes on Syria, WikiLeaks republished a crucially important diplomatic cable through its official media accounts confirming that Saudi Arabias long term strategy in Syria has been to pursue regime change by all means available. According to the leaked internal Saudi government document, this is the kingdoms proposed end-goal even should the United States at any point show lack of desire due to the threat of Russian response and possibility of a great power confrontation.

With American lawmakers and media pundits already urging President Trump to escalate and sustain attacks against Syria, it must be remembered that close US allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia have long coordinated to create the conditions that might tip the US administration toward full military action resulting in regime change in Damascus. And more recently, fresh off his weeks-long tour of the US, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has both slammed previous proposals of US troop withdrawal in Syria and declared eagerness to work with allies on any military response in Syria if needed.

It is also essential to recall that the al-Qaeda linked group which originated the claims of a government orchestrated chemical attack on civilians in the Damascus suburb of Douma, called Jaish al Islam (JAI), is and has always been state sponsored by the Saudi regimeThe Guardian, among others, ...

16:43

Few To No Anti-Bombing Voices As Trump Prepares To Escalate Syria War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The curators of American public opinion at the three most influential broadsheets in the United States have decided that dissent from the build-up to new airstrikes on Syria is not really an opinion worth hearing. Of 16 columns leveling an opinion about fresh airstrikes on the Syrian regime in the coming days, only twoboth in the Washington Post (4/12/18, 4/12/18)opposed the airstrikes. No New York Times or Wall Street Journal opinion piece came out against a renewed attack on Syria. Ten expressly supported the airstrikes (three in the Times, five in the Post and two in the Journal), two did so by implication (both in the Times, both lamenting the US doing nothing in Syria), two were ambiguous and two were opposed to the airstrikes. A complete list of the columns can be reviewed here.

16:43

Vulkan 1.1.73 Released With Fixes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vulkan 1.1.73 is out as the latest minor refinement since last month's big Vulkan 1.1 update...

16:41

Hackers attack Casinos fish tank thermometer to obtain sensitive data "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way we

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16:41

LinkedIn deceptive conduct for data harversting using Dark Patterns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LinkedIn is another corporation that should be in the courts if not at least in Australia, but also other jurisdictions, e.g. the U.S and E.U.


The way LinkedIn is doing this is by deliberately hiding text when a user sets up an account with LinkedIn, something that the industry calls Dark Patterns.

Let's see how long the Australian authorities will take to catch on.

It took 2 years for the Australian authorities to act on a post we posted regarding Domain name fraud.

It seem there's not much interest in protecting the Australian consumers (or rather data providers), as it's better cheaper for corporations, that the slaves compile and later provide their data to corporations for 'free'.


We do not recommend using LinkedIn.

See detailed document outlining LinkedIn's deceptive conduct;


16:37

Thirty-Five Years Of Comintern Publishing: A Balancesheet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I objected that I had no background in academic research and publishing. Waters and Sheppard countered that given my grasp of history in that period, my knowledge of the three main translation languages, and my experience as a socialist activist attempting to implement the Cominterns ideas, I was the obvious choice. I accepted the challenge and took charge of the project. It has taken a good deal more than a decade. Along the way, Pathfinder has been replaced as publisher by Historical Materialism Book Series and Haymarket Books. Nine documentary books have now gone to press, totaling 6,500 pages, and another is in preparation. (See list of volumes below.) More than 100 collaborators have helped in various ways to produce them.

16:37

How the Postal Service Loses So Much Money "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lately, when he isnt trying to blame China on Americas competitiveness woes, President Donald Trump has become obsessed with the online retailer Amazon. While theres speculation that Trump is using the reins of government to carry out a personal grudge because Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, also owns The Washington Post, the more recent obsession is based on his belief that the United States Postal Service is subsidizing Amazons activity.

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16:32

Kidnapping: a tactic to silence journalists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What used to be more of a concern when reporting from active warzones is now becoming a reality of reporting in an alarming number of places.

Hundreds protest after the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, confirmed the murder of three kidnapped journalists from the newspaper El Comercio, in Quito, Ecuador on April 13, 2018. NurPhoto/ Press Association. All rights reserved.In the spring issue of the Index on Censorship magazine, we interviewed Aasim Saaed, who was kidnapped and held in captivity for 21 days last year. He said his kidnapping departed from the past because it was carried out by state forces, rather than the more commonplace accomplices extremists.

People are definitely scared. Another guy was picked up recently, he added.

Saaed joins a cohort of abducted journalists and dissidents in the country. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, since 2011 more than 3,500 such disappearances have occurred.

There are usually procedures to be followed when summoning journalists We are now being intimidated, said journalist Charles Etukuri, who was also recently kidnapped, in his case in Uganda. Working for the publication New Vision, he thinks his abduction was because of an article he wrote in February detailing the death of a Finnish national in the Ugandan capital Kampala.  

On route to lunch, Etukuri was surrounded by men in military uniform, handcuffed, taken to an undisclosed location and held for six days. While in custody, his captors demanded that he reveal the sources behind the story, but he refused. They only let him go once they had gone through all of his private emails. Etukuri believes the problem lies with a few government officials in the security department.

Its saddening that the president who fought for establishing the rule of law is silent, he added.

Etukuri is the second high-profile journalist to have been kidnapped in Uganda recently. Freelance journalist...

16:31

Energetic Shift: The Recent New Moon Has Kicked us Into Something Spectacular "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As you may know, on the night of April 15th there was a new moon, and this new moon brought with it something far more unexpected than we had originally assumed. For the next few weeks we are headed for a bumpy ride, so hang tight.

The energy this new moon brought with it is going to prepare us for the beginning stages of Saturns retrograde and in that aspect also tear us apart at the seams. If you have been wanting to make a difference in the life of someone close to you, now is the time to make that happen. Spend the determination this new moon has brought your way wisely.

Chances are, when you woke up this morning you were feeling quite a bit out of it. This new moon while a freeing and unique energy it is also an energy that can and will bring brain fog with it. All of your plans will no longer matter and only the things that align with your higher self-are going to be able to truly manifest.

Uranus being in conjunction with the sun during this new moon and the positions of the rest of the celestial bodies really did us a favor whether you realize it now or not in time everything will fall into place. As we make our way to the beginning of the retrograde of Saturn the bumpiness only gets worse. Saturn retrograde is all about Karma as I have mentioned before.

Im sure you are tired of hearing of all of these astrological events but keeping up with the energies before you will benefit you greatly. During the next few weeks, you will be reevaluating your relationships and taking time to make solid realistic plans that align with the universe in some of the best ways possible.

Figure out what makes you happy and stop blaming others for not being there for you. This experience is only going to make you stronger. You cannot fight off these energies, so letting them work their magic on you is basically all you can do. The more you fight the worse things will become.

Take your time and really get to know yourself and those around you. We are well on our way to something amazing and whether you want to accept it or not this change is going to be a great one.

Image via Wake-up World

16:30

Amazon employees pee into bottles out of fear of being punished for taking bathroom breaks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon may be owned by the world's richest man, but some employees at the company pee into bottles to avoid missing their targets by going to the toilet, says an author who went undercover at the firm's UK warehouse. According to James Bloodworth, who applied for a job at Amazon's warehouses in Staffordshire to complete his book on low wages in the UK, the workers "picking" products for delivery do not go to toilet, as it is too far away. "For those of us who worked on the top floor, the closest toilets were down four flights of stairs. People just peed in bottles because they lived in fear of being disciplined over 'idle time' and losing their jobs just because they needed the loo,"Bloodworth said, as quoted by the Sun. The e-commerce giant traditionally boasts of having its pick-and-package services done exceptionally fast. To stay in line with declared objectives, Amazon imposes strictly timed breaks and targets for its fulfilment center staff. The company reportedly issues warning points for those who don't meet their goals or take prolonged breaks.

16:30

THIS Company Has $60 Trillion In Derivatives and Near Collapse! ECB Sends Warning! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

THIS Company Has $60 Trillion In Derivatives and Near Collapse! ECB Sends Warning! Video The Money GPS Video Source

The post THIS Company Has $60 Trillion In Derivatives and Near Collapse! ECB Sends Warning! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:30

Prominent gay rights lawyer burns himself to death to protest fossil fuel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wonder if he used biodiesel fuel to set himself on fire? From Fox News: A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights including in the notorious Boys Dont Cry rape murder case committed Continue reading

16:30

ANALYSIS: Is a weakened Haftar the breath of fresh air Libya needs? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Military commander reportedly still in Paris, after suffering a stroke

16:28

Same-sex vulture couples youngster freed in Sardinia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 16 April 2018 video shows how two young griffon vultures, raised in Artis zoo in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, are freed in Sardinia in Italy.

The young griffon vulture, raised in Artis zoo by same-sex parents, photo by Artis

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Artis frees two young griffon vultures in Sardinia

Today, 15:09

Artis Zoo has freed two young griffon vultures this weekend in Sardinia. One of the vultures became well-known last year because it was hatched and raised by an all-male same-sex couple. The other vulture is the chick of two vultures which were injured in the wild in Spain and could no longer be released.

The Amsterdam zoo is participating in a project that reintroduces griffon vultures into Sardinia. Their number there has declined since the 1970s because farmers put poisoned carcasses on their land to kill predators. As scavengers the griffon vultures also became victims of this.

Conservation

Meanwhile, the griffon vultures are doing better, bu...

16:26

As the US Starts a New War in Syria With No Evidence, Israel Is Murdering CiviliansOn Video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

syria

Unlike in Syria, there is documented evidence of civilian murder, war crimes, and use of chemical weapons use in Israel, yet the US chooses to remain entirely silent and, in fact, voices their outspoken support for the regime.

The post As the US Starts a New War in Syria With No Evidence, Israel Is Murdering CiviliansOn Video appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

16:25

Interview 1355 Ryan X. Charles Introduces Yours.org "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-04-16%20Ryan%20Charles.mp3"][/audio]Continuing our series exploring Social Media Alternatives, this week we talk to Ryan X. Charles about Yours.org.

16:24

The Times Are A-Changin, But History Repeats (The End Of The World Comes Next Monday) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rapture is coming this April twenty-third
Which is clearly revealed if you study Gods Word
But its all new to me; Ive just recently heard
And Im shocked at the news Im receiving
While the rest of us pay for the wrath weve incurred
The believers, they will be leaving

Its a tale of Gods glory, and a tale of Gods wrath
And the terrible justice and judgment God hath
With humanity here on a difficult path
We must always be true, but were weaving
Weve crunched all the numbers and done all the math
The believers, they will be leaving

So wives leave your husbands, and husbands, your wives
And its too late to care about your teenagers lives
And remember, its better if no one survives
For the ones who remain will be grieving
Well know it when April the 24th arrives
The believers, they will be leaving

So leave your possessions; abandon your jobs
Go proselytize to the uncaring mobs
Their laughter today very soon will be sobs
As with sorrow their sides will be heaving
Youre a beacon of hope for the atheist snobs
The believers, they will be leaving

Go tell all your family; go tell all your friends
To pray for forgiveness and make their amends
Theres limited time till the universe ends
And no more that they should be achieving
They should grasp for the hand the lord Jesus extends
The believers, they will be leaving

There are some who look forward to that terrible day
When told of the Rapture, they solemnly say
Just dont let the door hit your ass on the way
If youre stealing away, then get thieving
And the ones left behind will shout hip hip hooray
The believers, they will be leaving

If this sounds familiar (last time, it was May 21st, 2011), just think of how many times the end of the world has been predicted. I think I have probably written half a dozen posts on the current end of times prophecy in the decade I have been writing this, and have witnessed a good many more before that. There is nothing new to it, and come April 24th, very few people will have changed their minds (well, if I am wrong and the end of the world does come, I hope I would have the sense to change mine).

But my real reason for posting this is selfish. For real-world reasons, I have some interest in this particular prediction, but I only have one set of eyes. If you happen to see any stories (local, reg...

16:23

Prominent Activist Take On The 24/7 Electricity Electoral Promises "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Not only are some candidates electoral videos lacking in credibility but they are even lacking in creativity. Take a look at LOGIs awesome video on the proposed oil & gas draft laws and compare it to this one on the so-called 24/7 electricity plans.

Creativity aside, prominent environmental activist and the founder and president of T.E.R.R.E. Liban Paul Abi Rached tackled some of the electoral promises regarding a 24/7 electricity plan, specifically the ones related to building damns and hydroelectric power plants.

I recommend you check out the videos but to sum things up briefly, it doesnt seem like the electricity crisis is going to end anytime soon.

16:22

Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cells "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The consists of thousands of tiny glass beads, only about one-hundredth the width of a human hair. When sunlight hits the coating, the waves are steered around the nanoscale bead, similar to the way sound waves travel around a curved wall such as the dome in St. Pauls Cathedral in London. At such curved structures, known as acoustic whispering galleries, a person standing near one part of the wall easily hears a faint sound originating at any other part of the wall.

Whispering galleries for light were developed about a decade ago, but researchers have only recently explored their use in solar-cell coatings. In the experimental set up devised by a team including Dongheon Ha of NIST and the University of Marylands NanoCenter, the light captured by the nanoresonator coating eventually leaks out and is absorbed by an underlying solar cell made of gallium arsenide.

16:22

Using Peptides to Regrow Human Teeth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a product that uses peptides to promote the regrowth of tooth enamel in order to treat dental cavities.

An end to tooth decay?

There are multiple regenerative medicine approaches being developed to combat tooth decay; for example, earlier this year, we discussed a method that uses gsk3 antagonists to spur the regeneration of teeth. This is a similar approach that is showing promising results.

16:21

Not in my name: List of emergency No War with Syria protests in the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Below is a list of local emergency actions compiled by Women's March on the Pentagon in response to US military aggression on Syria. If you are planning or attending an action that is not listed below, please email us to submit your event. US wars of aggression must end now! Click on the location to find the Facebook event pages for each action.

16:20

U Is For Urban. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Urban.

This crow is an urban dinosaur. It looks for snacks at a gastropub terrace and in the bonus pictures tries to figure out what the flightless mop-heads are up to and checks the door between the shoe shop and tech store.

The pictures were taken in Keskuskatu (translation Center Street) pedestrian zone in Helsinki Downtown in Midsummer Day 2017. Very few shops or restaurants were open as most people would be somewhere in the countryside eating, drinking or attending music festivals.

Keskuskatu is in other times a much more busy place. Keskuskatu and much of Aleksanterinkatu, which is the street crossing Keskuskatu in the pictures, are heated in the winter with the district heating water returning from the buildings to the power stations. This way, no snow ploughs or salting is needed most of the time.

Click for full size!

Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved.

16:15

Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security researchers have been warning about an ongoing malware campaign hijacking Internet routers to distribute Android banking malware that steals users' sensitive information, login credentials and the secret code for two-factor authentication. In order to trick victims into installing the Android malware, dubbed Roaming Mantis, hackers have been hijacking DNS settings on vulnerable and

16:15

Grim Prospects for Turkey-Saudi Relations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summary

The Middle East is a turbulent region marked by conflict and instability. Once the cradle of civilization, it is now a battleground among competing powers. Profound ethnic and religious divides mark its political life, multiple geopolitical interest collide on its deserts, and various armed groups fight each other in an intricate network of allegiances in continuous shift. This situation has turned even worse in recent years, with the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, the conflict in Iraq, and the rise of the Islamic State. These events have transformed the regional context, creating power vacuums that each regional actor is trying to fill in accordance to its own interests.

Among others, one of the major drivers of this struggle for power has been the Saudi-Iranian rivalry. With Tehran exploiting the chaos in Iraq and Syria to extend its influence, Riyadh is reacting by reaffirming its alliance with the U.S., by launching an ambitious reform program, and even by taking steps toward rapprochement with Israel. But there is an important bilateral relationship that is often neglected: the one between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. And its direction could have profound consequences for the future geopolitics of the Middle East.

 

Background

Saudi Arabia finds itself at a turning point. Having to deal with the economic backlashes caused by the drop in oil prices (its main source of revenue) and facing the long-term prospect of exhausting its reserves, Riyadh must also cope with a complex geopolitical environment characterized by Irans assertiveness and civil war along Saudi Arabias borders in Yemen. These internal and external pressures have put the Kingdom on a course to reform. The initiator of this change is the current strongman in Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Set to become king and holding various charges, notably minister of defense, bin Salman is already transforming the Saudi state. All while concentrating power in his hands by having potential opponents arrested, he announced an ambitious program called Saudi Vision 2030, whose aim is to diversify the economy and prepare it for the post-oil era. He has promoted notable changes in society, allowing women to drive and attend football matches and opening cinemas after decades. As a material example of this symbiosis of social and economic transformation, he launched NEOM, a $500 billion project to build a vast and high-tech city set to become a hub for innovation on the shores of the Red Sea.

At the same time, the Prince is promoting an active international agenda. Iran remains the main rival of the Saudi Kingdom, out of a combination of divergent geopolitical interests and national-religious...

16:13

Frack Off April Newsletter: Fracking Industry Counts Cost Of More Delays "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Contents Jump straight to: Introduction Take Action Latest News Actions & Events Planning Applications & Appeals Local Anti-Fracking Groups Introduction Over a year into the fracking industrys latest offensive against local communities the sustained resistance it has provoked its having []

16:12

Putin Warns Of Global Chaos If West Hits Syria Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shortly after US Ambassador Nikki Haley revealed that Russia would be slapped with a third round of sanctions on Monday for enabling the Syrian governments use of chemical weapons in civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that further attacks on Syria by Western forces, in violation of the U.N. Charter, would send international relations into chaos.

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement. Reuters

The US-led strike was denounced by Putin as an act of aggression, and a war crime by Irans Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations, the Kremlin statement said.

The United States, France and Britain launched over 103 missiles on Saturday night at three Syrian facilities in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in the city of Douma seven days prior. While the West has conclusively blamed the Assad government for the attack, serious questions have arisen over everything from Assads motive, the type of nerve agent used, to the credibility of the first responders an NGO known as the White Helmets who have a reputation for staging evidence.

France cited social media posts and YouTube evidence as justification for their participation in the strikes.

The French services analysed the testimonies, photos and videos that spontaneously appeared on specialized websites, in the press and on social media in the hours and days following the attack.

Testimonies obtained by the French services were also analys...

16:11

Operation Lava Jato and the destruction of the rule of law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The fight against corruption in Brazil should imply political reform limiting the influence of economic power on politics, particularly during elections.  But without respect for the law, this is impossible. Espaol, Portugus

The President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at the Federal Police Superintendence in Curitiba (PR) on Saturday 7 of April to face imprisonment. Image: Geraldo Bubniak/Zuma Press/ PA Images, All rights reserved

Corruption and illegal behaviour have characterised the ruling class not only in Brazil, but in many other societies from the more developed such as the US to the less developed around the world. 

The members of these hegemonic classes tend to be large agri-business owners, owners of banks or financial institutions, of industrial or service business, of media giants, of property, of national cooperations. And their members make up the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government. 

In Brazil, like in many other countries, examples of this type of expedience are:

  1. Financial engineering in order to avoid or reduce tax payments
  2. Pressuring the government to reduce taxes placed on the rich
  3. Tax evasion
  4. Sending and depositing resources in so called tax havens, usually product of illegal activities
  5. Fraud committed in the name of public contractors
  6. The collusion between political groups and illegal activities including drug trafficking
  7. The financing of political campaigns to support individuals who will represent the interests of the hegemonic classes in Congress

Brazilian society is composed largely of urban workers (employed, unemployed and underemployed individuals), of rural workers without land an...

16:11

Challenging neoliberal hegemony: Lies, damned lies, and neocolonialism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If we don't start challenging neoliberal hegemony soon, the non-West will eventually have little choice but to challenge it for themselves, writes Ben King. There are numerous ways in which consent is manufactured within the neoliberal development regime. I've witnessed donors insist that an NGO remove 'ranty language' from a report, despite being direct quotes from 'recipients.' I've seen practitioners struggle daily to comply with filtering out anything relating to LGBT rights, so as to continue working with certain partners. I've seen good people vilified by right-wing tabloids for their personal activism, and subsequently let go by institutions too cowed to fight back. The response by practitioners and their bosses is always a variation on 'If we don't do this, we won't get any more funding, and we won't be able to do the good that we can do.' The sad truth is that they are right. In my previous article, I showed the stark difference between how the regime promotes its global impact and the reality that is neocolonial empire. In this second part, I want to highlight how the reliance on, and abuse of, quantitative methodologies has helped to reinforce the belief that neocolonialism is a moral and positive tool for human development. It's a problem apparent from top to bottom: from the overarching, long-term strategy of the sector as a whole, to the thousands of individual papers and policy briefs produced annually.

16:11

Long-Term Ammunition Storage 101 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(SurvivalSullivan) If you are anything like I was about a decade back, all you needed to know about ammunition storage was ammo could survive the trip from your shopping cart to the checkout, and from the checkout to the range.

Ammunition had a short life as far as I was concerned, destined to be bought and promptly consumed in the chamber of a gun. I lived in Florida at the time, a very gun friendly state, and with ranges and gun shops on every corner, ammo practically grew on trees. Yep, planted right next to the oranges. You dont need to stash what you can never run out of. After all, you can just buy more.

The Great Ammunition Famine

Those days of plentiful supply came to an abrupt halt around 2007. As is customary, political posturing on the topic of gun and ammo regulation leading up to the presidential election led to rushes on purchasing, and rushes led to panicked hoarding.

The subsequent election of the 44th President of the United States applied further pressure to already straining industries, and all throughout the next 8 years in America there were terrible scarcities of guns and ammunition.

The reserve of many popular cartridges dried up seemingly overnight. Some, like .380ACP and .22LR, would take many years before they would consistently return to store shelves. My care-free attitude and hubris cost me: I had signed up for a pistol class, and the date was rapidly approaching.

I scoured my city, and surrounding counties, desperately trying to gather enough ammo to attend. I did, barely, by begging off my better prepared friends, and finally assembling a mish-mash of brands, bullet types and weights. They all had different POIs, some were more reliable in my pistol, others less.

I completed the class, and didnt wind up looking like a stooge. I learned a lot on the range, but my biggest lesson was one of preparedness: stock up on ammo, buy it cheap and stack it deep. I started to imagine a scenario where the outcome was not merely wasted money, or reduced training repetitions.

What if I needed that ammo for serious social purposes? What if I had a friend or relative that needed a bunch of ammo in a hurry? Would I be able to endure a crisis with my ammo on hand? Would I have enough to be the good friend one could count on? No, no I would not.

 

Storage: For a Rainy Day

If you are preparing for any occurrence of widespread societal unrest, collapse or regional disaster, you probably have a decent stash of ammo laid up all ready. Maybe,....

16:10

Gold gaining as war drums beat louder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold gaining as war drums beat louder by Richard Mills Gold Seek As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information Golds safe haven status was tested this week as...

The post Gold gaining as war drums beat louder appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:08

If Even Emo James Comey Can Chill On Impeachment, So Can The Rest of Trumps Critics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He writes like an aspiring young adult novelist. His Instagram is full of jumping pics and inspirational quotes. He drinks a mediocre in-flight merlot to soothe his worries about the future of the Republic. He keeps a very juicy diary, thinks Donald Trump is a serial liar morally unfit to be president, and believes he is the conscience of the United States of America in these troubled times.

For many Womens Marchers and other passionate Trump critics, theres a lot to relate to in the public emoting of former FBI Director James Comey. Celebrities, theyre just like us! Hell no doubt sell a lot of books to them even if theyre still secretly stewing that he lost Hillary Clinton the election with his late-game announcement about her investigation.

But given his affinity for melodrama, theres a revealing moment in his interview with ABCs George Stephanopoulos when he doesnt go all in on anti-Trump hysteria. Its the question of impeachment.

Now, Im not sure how this will work for his fan base. After delivering a tome that negs the prez for his under-eye circles and skin tone and references his, ahem, hand size, the most passionate Trump critics will want Comey to take them all the way. What are they there for, after all, if not self-righteous truth-telling that ends in a tidy little scenario that rids the country of its duly elected president? They didnt pay $26 for a hard cover for this flaccid conclusion, amirite?

But Comeys measured response to Stephanopoulos question about impeachment is one his devoted readers should adopt.

First, he doesnt indulge in fantasies about Trumps mental unfitness, saying he doesnt buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia, and instead calls him a person of above average intelligence whos tracking conversations and knows whats going on. The outlandish 25th Amendment option is not on the table for James Comey (or, at least, maybe not until the next book?).

When Stephanopoulos follows up by asking, What is the remedy? Should Donald Trump be impeached?, Comey responds:

I hope not because I think impeaching and removing Donald Trump from office would let the American people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that I believe theyre duty bound to do directly. People in this country need to stand up and go to the voting...

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16:05

STRIKES HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this video, Jason Bermas breaks down the madness happening globally right now. Strikes have been launched.

You can watch this video on DTube here.

The post STRIKES HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED! appeared first on We Are Change.

16:05

Following Fresh US Sanctions over Syria Ties, Putin Warns Of Global Chaos If West Hits Syria Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shortly after U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley revealed that Russia would be slapped with a third round of sanctions on Monday for enabling the Syrian governments use of chemical weapons in civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that further attacks on Syria by Western forces, in violation of the U.N. Charter, would send international relations into chaos.

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement. Reuters

The U.S.-led strike was denounced by Putin as an act of aggression, and a war crime by Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations, the Kremlin statement said.

The United States, France and Britain launched over 103 missiles on Saturday night at three Syrian facilities in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in the city of Douma seven days prior. While the West has conclusively blamed the Assad government for the attack, serious questions have arisen over everything from Assads motive, the type of nerve agent used, to the credibility of the first responders an NGO known as the White Helmets who have a reputation for staging evidence.

France cited social media posts and YouTube evidence as justification for their participation in the strikes.

The French services analysed the testimonies, photos and videos that spontaneously appeared on specialized websites, in the press and on social media in the hours and days following the attack.

Testimonies obtained by the French services were also analysed. After examining the videos and images of victims published online, they were able to conclude with a high degree of confidence that the vast majority are recent and not fabricated. The spontaneous circulation of these images across all social networks confirms that they were not video montages or recycled images. Lastly, some of the entities that published t...

16:03

Nigeria Police Academy Admission. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nigeria Police Academy (NPA), Wudil, Kano is inviting suitably qualified Nigerian citizens for admission into it 6 th Regular Course More

16:03

Rogue Mornings Germany Warns, Fog of War & Alt-News Honeypot? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rogue Mornings Germany Warns, Fog of War & Alt-News Honeypot? Video TDC Note- Serious Adult Language V is on fire regarding the latest nonsense from the ghost called Qanon Personally, I have been publishing information around Qanon...

The post Rogue Mornings Germany Warns, Fog of War & Alt-News Honeypot? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:02

"Kabuki Warfare" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Kabuki Warfare"
by James Howard Kunstler

"When this chapter of US history is finally written, it will look like a deep dive into a vat of lentil soup. In Syria Friday night, we came, we saw, and we slung 103 cruise missiles into largely symbolic targets, including a supposed chemical weapons plant just outside Damascus, and some other places where we were not likely to kill Russian military personnel. The Russians apparently decided to just suck it up, knowing that the civil war in Syria is nearly over. Then what?

Will the US tolerate what has effectively become a Russian client state in the Levant, with some Iranian sprinkles on top? The Saudi Arab...

16:02

Why Syria? Israel, the US, and the Balkanization of the Arab Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As I covered in a previous video, the so-called Syrian civil war was manufactured by the CIA and its proxies during the Arab Spring, a larger engineered color revolution effort that worked with devastating effect, primarily in Egypt and Libya. The conflict is hardly a recent development. It began soon after the end of the []

16:02

7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom especially shines through is in articulating the structure and functioning of the American empire. Chomsky has been speaking and publishing on the topic since the 60s. Below are seven powerful quotes on the evils, atrocities and ironies of the American empire taken from his personal site and from a fan-curated Web site dedicated to collecting Chomskys observations.

1. [In early 2007] there was a new rash of articles and headlines on the front page about the Chinese military build-up. The Pentagon claimed that China had increased its offensive military capacity with 400 missiles, which could be nuclear armed. Then we had a debate about whether that proves China is trying to conquer the world or the numbers are wrong, or something. Just a little footnote. How many offensive nuclear armed missiles does the United States have? Well, it turns out to be 10,000. China may now have maybe 400, if you believe the hawks. That proves that they are trying to conquer the world.

It turns out, if you read the international press closely, that the reason China is building up its military capacity is not only because of U.S. aggressiveness all over the place, but the fact that the United States has improved its targeting capacities so it can now destroy missile sites in a much more sophisticated fashion wherever they are, even if they are mobile. So who is trying to conquer the world? Well, obviously the Chinese because since we own it, they are trying to conquer it. Its all too easy to continue with this indefinitely. Just pick your topic. Its a good exercise to try. This simple principle, we own the world, is sufficient to explain a lot of the discussion about foreign affairs. from We Own the World January 1, 2008.

2. Could we stop the militarization of space? It certainly looks like we could. The reason is that the U.S. is alone, literally alone, in pressing for it. The entire world is opposed, because theyre scared, mainly. The U.S. is way ahead. If other countries are not willing to even dream of full-spectrum dominance and world control, theyre way too far behind; they will react, undoubtedly. But theyd like to cut it off. And there are several treaties, which are in fact already in place, that are supported literally by the entire world and that the U.S. is trying to overturn. One is the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, which bans placing weapons in outer space. Everyone signed it, including the United States....

16:01

Law of the Jungle: US, UK & France Bomb Syria the Night Before OPCW Inspectors Arrive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Eva Bartlett

The US, Britain and France trampled international law to launch missiles against Syria, claiming to have evidence of the governments use of chemical weapons. That evidence is based on terrorist lies.

After a week of outrageous tweets and proclamations by POTUS Trump, which included continued accusations that Syrias president ordered a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, east of Damascus, with Trump using grotesque and juvenile terminology, such as animal Assad, the very evening before chemical weapons inspectors of the OPCW were to visit Douma, America and allies launched illegal bombings against Syria. The illegal bombings included 103 missiles, 71 of which Russia states were intercepted.

For the past week, we were told that the US had evidence and the UK had evidence that Syria had used chemicals. The evidence largely relied on video clips and photos shared on social media, provided by the Western-funded White Helmets (that rescuer group that somehow only operates in Al-Qaeda and co-terrorist occupied areas and participates in torture and executions), as well as by Yaser al-Doumani, a man whose allegiance to Jaysh al-Islam is clear from his own Facebook posts, for example of former Jaysh al-Islam leader, Zahran Alloush.

This, we were told, was evidence. This and the words of the highly partial, USAID-funded, US State Department allied Syrian American Medical Society, which, like Al-Qaedas rescuers, only supports doctors in terrorist-occupied areas.

On April 12, even US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee that the US government does not have any evidence that sarin or chlorine was used, that he...

16:01

How to Innovate to Succeed on the Spiritual Path in 4 Steps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 17th, 2018 By Open Contributing writer for Wake Up World Distortions are a natural aspect of the soul, and each distorted behaviour offers a doorway into more aligned behaviour, unleashing a stronger flow of soul into your life. There can be nothing like awakening to your deeper spirituality. To know that you are an interconnected part of []

16:01

Russian Roulette of the West "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian Roulette of the West
While the West is busy hunting Russian witches, its sworn enemies devour it alive from within. In 1986, Georges Besse, the manager of Frances largest state company, Eurodif, arrived at his office as per usual. When he got out of his car, he was shot at point-blank range by unknown people on a motorcycle. Initially []

16:01

Two-Cent Temperature Sensors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When they need to add temperature control to a project, many hackers reach for a K-type thermocouple for their high-temperature needs, or an integrated temperature-sensing IC when it doesnt get that hot. The thermocouple relies on very small currents and extremely high gain, and you pretty much need a dedicated IC to read it, which can be expensive. The ICs arent as expensive, but theyre basically limited to boiling water. What do you do if you want to control a reflow oven?

Theres a cheaper way that spans a range between Antarctic winter and molten solder, and youve probably already got the parts on your shelf. Even if you dont, its only going to run you an extra two cents, assuming that youve already got a microcontroller with an ADC in your project. The BOM: a plain-vanilla diode and a resistor.

Ive been using diodes as temperature sensors in three projects over the last year: one is a coffee roaster that brings the beans up to 220 C in hot air, another is a reflow hotplate that tops out around 210 C, and the third is a toner-transfer iron that holds a very stable 130 C. In all of these cases, I dont really care about the actual numerical value of the temperature all that matters is reproducibility ...

16:00

Far-Left Antifa Admits To Firebombing Turkish Mosque "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hmmm The alt-left extremist organisation Antifascist Action, or Antifa, has taken credit for the firebombing of a Turkish mosque in the German city of Kassel. On the evening of March 25th, a group of several masked men armed with Molotov cocktails firebombed a mosque operated by the Turkish Islamic Cultural Centre. Through the far-left Indymedia []

16:00

Linux Foundation LFCS: James Medeiros "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Linux Foundation LFCS: James Medeiros

16:00

Data Shows Trump Tax Cuts Did Not Raise Wages, Instead Went to Corporate Executives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Once again, President Trump touted the supposed benefits of the new tax law at an April 12 ceremony in the Rose Garden. Our massive tax cuts are growing paychecks all over our country [and] creating jobs and expanding the American dream just like we said would happen, he said, in a surprisingly disciplined statement.

This declaration a popular one among the right-wing is patently false, as a recently launched Trump Tax Cut Truths website from the Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) shows.

ATF analysts compiled data on the 1,000 largest U.S. firms, as well as smaller companies that have announced bonuses or wage hikes. What they found is that only 4 percent of American workers are receiving a bonus or raise in the wake of this tax bill. The annual tax cuts these corporations are estimated to enjoy amount to nearly $61 billion nine times more than the total bonuses and wage increases theyve given their workers.

The firms that have neglected to give out any benefits to their workers, what ATF calls the Corporate Cheapskates, include some of the countrys largest, such as Amazon, Google parent company Alphabet, and Berkshire Hathaway. Within the top 500 U.S. corporations, just 65 have announced wage hikes or bonuses. This means the overwhelming majority of companies, big and small, did nothing to help workers out after the passage of this bill that is, according to the President, growing paychecks all over the country.

So what are these companies up to instead of helping their workers? The Americans for Tax Fairness tracker allows you to find out how specific firms are responding to the massive windfall theyre receiving thanks to the Trump-GOP tax bill.

Many companies are using their tax savings for massive stock buybacks. In fact, the amount theyre spending on buybacks is 37 times as much as theyre handing out in bonuses and raises. By artificially increasing share values, such buybacks reward shareholders and executives who receive stock-based pay. According to ATF, for example:

  • Pepsi announced a $15 billion stock buyback program earlier this year
  • Wells Fargo is going to buy back $22.5 billion worth of stock
  • Lowes announced a $5 billion buyback

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16:00

Asia Joins Global Mega-Cities in League of Their Own "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Housing prices in Asia's biggest cities are increasingly affected by global market trends.

16:00

Dont Think like A Millionaire, Act Like A Billionaire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Boy, that escalated quickly. Much of what I write in these pages generates pushback active vs passive, hedge fund performance and costs, folly of forecasts, etc. but none pushes peoples buttons quite like challenging their favorite self-help gurus[i] and their aphorisms. I am oblivious to social cues, and the response to A Millionaire

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The post Dont Think like A Millionaire, Act Like A Billionaire appeared first on The Big Picture.

16:00

This Week's Slackchat, Hosted by Chuck Marohn "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This week, Chuck Marohn, President of Strong Towns will host an open conversation on Slack. Everyone is invited to attend. Got a question about one of his recent articles? Have a suggestion for the Strong Towns movement? Just want to listen to other members and readers chat about their communities? Join us!

This chat will take place on Slack at 12am CT on Thursday, April 19.

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

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

15:58

Russian reinforcements head for Syria: Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East as the world awaits Putins response to airstrikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  | 15 April 2018 | Two Russian warships laden with military vehicles have been spotted en route to Syria after Fridays US-led airstrikes obliterated three suspected chemical weapons sites. An Alligator-landing ship was pictured cruising down The Bosphorus on Sunday as the world awaits Vladimir Putins response to this weeks co-ordinated military action against []

15:58

Another Doodle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I do not remember why I drew this, but based on the paper on which it is drawn I did it at home and at my computer desk.

Doodle

Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

15:56

The Right To Bear Arms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its the middle of the night or broad daylight. Three masked thugs armed with guns burst through your door. MAYBE you get lucky and remember to grab your cellular phone as you make it to a hiding place where you dial 9-1-1. Maybe the marauders dont hear you making the call. Maybe you manage to []

15:55

While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its nonsense that theres a beautiful free market in the power industry, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said last week as he pushed for a government bailout of coal-fired power plants.

Republicans who for years have voted against subsidies for solar and wind power arguing that the free market should decide our energy future are now eager to have government subsidize coal.

Trumps Environmental Protection Agency is also scrapping rules for disposing coal ash, giving coal producers another big helping hand. As if this werent enough, a former coal lobbyist has just become Number Two at the EPA. If Scott Pruitt leaves (a growing possibility), the coal lobbyist will be in charge.

Meanwhile, Trump is imposing a 30 percent tariff on solar panels from China, thereby boosting their cost to American homeowners and utilities. The Trumpsters say this is because China is subsidizing solar.

To Trump and his merry band of climate-change deniers, boosting coal is fine. Helping solar is an unwarranted interference in the free market.

As with so much else, Trump is determined to Take America Backwards Again.

Until about a decade ago, the United States was the world leader in solar energy. Federal tax credits along with state renewable electricity standards helped fuel the boom.

Then China decided to boost its own solar industry. State-controlled banks lent Chinese solar companies tens of billions of dollars at low interest rates.

Chinese firms now produce three-quarters of the worlds solar panels.

Chinas success in solar has inspired Chinas new high-tech industrial policy a $300 billion plan to boost Chinas position in other cutting-edge industries, called Made in China 2025.

Besides subsidizing these industries, China is also telling foreign (usually American) companies seeking to sell in China that they must make their gadgets in China. As a practical matter this often means American firms must disclose and share their technology with Chinese firms.

We have a tremendous intellectual property theft situation going on, said Trump, just before upping the ante and threatening China with $100 billion of tariffs.

Chinas theft of intellectual property is troublesome, but the larger issue of Chinas industrial policy is not. The United States has an industrial policy, too. We just dont do it well and Trump is intent on doing it far worse.

The United States government used to incubate new technologies through the Defense Department, allocating billions of dollars to R&D that spilled over into commercial uses.

Out of this came the Internet, new materials technologies, and solar cells that helped propel the United States into....

15:53

Trump Isn't the First War Criminal President. He Should be the Last. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As the Nuremberg Tribunal noted, "To initiate a war of aggression ... is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." Donald Trump, Theresa May, and Emmanuel Macron are war criminals.

15:50

Donald Trump Punishes Al-Assad for Gassing Over 40 Syrians "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States and several European nations launched an airstrike against the Mid Eastern nation of Syria on Friday, April 13, 2018. The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump wanted to punish Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad for fatally gassing more than 40 Syrians near Damascus a week earlier, and led to the death []

The post Donald Trump Punishes Al-Assad for Gassing Over 40 Syrians appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

15:50

DARPAs LifeLog: Bridge Over the River #AI "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

DARPAs LifeLog: Bridge Over the River #AI by Bankster Slayer Rogue Money Row, row, row your boat upstream to routers worldwide. Nothing escapes Tyler. #Q Bot to Quinn Michaels, April 12, 2018 Apologies in advance for inviting you...

The post DARPAs LifeLog: Bridge Over the River #AI appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:49

You Wont Believe What We Saw In Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In this video, Luke gives you the latest breaking news in Harare, Zimbabwe, with Jeff Berwick of The Dollar Vigilante. We cover the white farmers, bitcoin cryptocurrency community, the soft coup against Mugabe, the real social economic situation on the ground, hyperinflation, the run on the banks and so much more.

You can watch this video on DTube here.

For more from Jeff check out https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDollarVigilante

The post You Wont Believe What We Saw In Zimbabwe appeared first on We Are Change.

15:49

U.S. missile defense systems rendered useless after Russians develop superior and unstoppable nuclear weaponry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

During Russian President Vladimir Putins State of the Union Address last month, the Eastern leader told attendees that global missile defense systems have been rendered useless as the Russian military has already developed and implemented new and improved nuclear missile technologies on the battlefield which outfox, outperform, and outrun, current U.S. and allied force technologies, rendering the U.S. and other countries sitting ducks.

One of the most intriguing weapons recently developed by the Russians is a nuclear hyper-sonic cruise missile which boasts an unlimited range and great maneuvering characteristics which reportedly allow it to out perform enemy countermeasures.

It has unlimited range so it can keep going like this forever, the Russian president stated during last months demonstration. It can maneuver to avoid defense barriers.

CBC News reports:

The Russian leader said the high-speed underwater drone also has an intercontinental range and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead that could target both aircraft carriers and coastal facilities. He said its very big operational depth and a speed that is at least 10 times higher than any other vessel would make it immune to enemy interception.

Putin accompanied his statement to an audience of hundreds of senior officials and lawmakers with videos and computer images of new weapons, which were shown on giant screens at a conference hall near the Kremlin.

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Like a meteorite

The Russian leader said that another new weapon called Avangard is an intercontinental hypersonic missile that would fly to targets at a speed 20 times the speed of sound and strike like a meteorite, like a fireball.

Putin said that the weapon is capable of performing sharp manoeuvres on its way to targets, making it absolutely invulnerable for any missile defence system.

Although Putin made it clear Russia has no intention to attack or bully any one county now that Russia possesses superior technology, the mere thought that the U.S. has been rendered defenseless is concerning.

Now that Russia possesses superior missile technologies which can pierce global defense systems, how will all of this play out on the world stage?

15:48

I'm skeptical of the synthetic age, says ecology philosopher Christopher Preston "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I'm skeptical of the synthetic age, says ecology philosopher Christopher Preston

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15:46

Prayer and Meditation for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter
Lectionary: 274

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Saint Stephen The First Martyr Is his often depicted with the book of scrimpture and some stones

Reading 1  ACTS 7:518:1A

Stephen said to the people, the elders, and the scribes:
You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears,
you always oppose the Holy Spirit;
you are just like your ancestors.
Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute?
They put to death those who foretold the coming of the righteous one,
whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.
You received the law as transmitted by angels,
but you did not observe it.When they heard this, they were infuriated,
and they ground their teeth at him.
But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God
and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and Stephen said, Behold, I see the heavens opened
and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.
But they cried out in a loud voice,
covered their ears, and rushed upon him together.
They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him.
The witnesses laid down their cloaks
at the feet of a young man named Saul.
As they were stoning Stephen, he called out,
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Then he fell to his knees and cried out in a loud voice,
Lord, do not hold this sin against them;
and when he said this, he fell asleep.Now Saul was consenting to his execution.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 31:3CD-4, 6 AND 7B AND 8A, 17 AND 21AB

R. (6a) Into your hands, O Lord...

15:46

Why are we blaming Buhari and Not Ourselves! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 2015, we changed a govt under which human beings and businesses fared well. The South watched as the Northern More

15:46

Benjamin Fulford Report (Excerpt): "Revolution May Start" -- April 16, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Revolution may start in France as crazy Zionists try yet again to start WW3

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
2018-04-16



The insane religious-fanatic Zionists who have been trying for years to start Armageddon have failed yet again in their latest attempt, this time in Syria. They now face serious repercussions, possibly starting with a revolution in France.

Before we get into the details, lets remember what it is were dealing with here. It is difficult for sane, reality-based people to understand that the Western political and financial establishment has been hijacked by religious fanatics who are trying to carry out their interpretation of Biblical prophecy with the murder of 90% of humanity and the enslavement of the survivors. Nonetheless, overwhelming evidence shows this is exactly what is going on.

We will not lay out, yet again, all the evidence here; we will just look at what U.S. President Donald Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner has been up to. The Kushner family bought a building on 666 Fifth Avenue in New York at way above market prices.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/nyregion/kushners-vornado-666-fifth-avenue.html

And yes, despite a major attempt to scrub this information from non-conspiracy websites, we can confirm that Lucent Technologies was based there and was developing an implantable RFID chip. Here is an article from a science magazine about what these chips are intended for:

https://www.popsci.com/my-boring-...

15:45

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

Paul Craig Roberts

I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The Matrix and V for Vendetta. Just as people in the dystopian novels had no idea of their real situation, few Americans do either.

What are we to make of the extraordinary war crimes committed by the United States in the 21st century that have destroyed in whole or part seven countries, resulting in millions of dead, maimed, orphaned, and displaced peoples? Consider, for example, the latest Washington war crime, the illegal attack on Syria. Instead of protesting this illegality, the American media egged it on, cheering impending death and destruction.

During the entirety of the 21st century, Israel, Washingtons only allyas contrasted with the European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassal states of Washingtons empirehas continued with Washingtons support, protection, and encouragement the genocide of the Palestinian people. Essentially, all that is left of Palestine is a getto concentration camp known as Gaza which is routinely bombed by Israel using weapons and money supplied by Washington. When a bombing of Gaza is announced, Gods Chosen People take their lawn chairs and picnics up on a hill overlooking Gaza and applaud as the Israeli military murders women and children. This is Americas only ally.

The crimes committed by the US and Israel are horrific, but meet with little opposition. In contrast, an alleged attack in which 70 Syrians are alleged to have died sets in motion the wheels of war. It makes no sense whatsoever. Israel routinely bombs Syrian targets, killing Syrians, and the US arms and supports the rebels that the Obama regime sent to overthrow Assad, resulting in large numbers of dead Syrians. Why all of a sudden do 70 Syrians matter to Washington?

According to the Washington authorities, or to the presstitutes reports of their statements, two or three alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities were destroyed by Washingtons missile attack. Think about this for a minute. If Washington bombed or sent missiles into chemical weapons facilities, a vast cloud of lethal gas would have been released. The civilian casualties would be many times higher than the claimed 70 victims of Assads alleged and unsubstantiated chemical attack used as the pretext for the Trump regimes war crime against Syria. There is no evidence whatsoever of these casualties.

Had there been casualties, Washingtons attack would obviously be a far greater crime than the chemical attack that Washington used as cover for its own crime. Yet the American presstitutes are c...

15:44

Syria, chemicals weapons and missile strikes: FAKE NEWS theater at its finest you are being subjected to an elaborate psyop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By now, you are aware that President Trump ordered a precision strike against Syrias so-called chemical weapon sites run by Assad. The strike was deployed in response to an utterly false, absurd narrative that claims Assad gassed children with chemical weapons.

Beware of any news about an event that reportedly involves the deaths of children. In nearly every major false flag event  from the USA to the Middle East children are used as props to generate emotional terrorism outrage as a form of social manipulation in order to achieve a political purpose. This doesnt mean real children didnt die, by the way. As Ive explained numerous times, a false flag event involves real deaths wrapped around a fake narrative. Real children died in Syria, just as they did in the Oklahoma City bombing. But the official stories were told about why those children died are complete hogwash.

Remember when we were told that David Koresh burned his entire family alive?

Weve seen this countless times in recent history, including going all the way back to the federal governments murderous assault on the David Koresh compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993. The assault was nothing less than a murderous rampage by rogue government agents who murdered women and children in cold blood, yet the official story was that David Koresh set fire to his own buildings and murdered his entire family by burning them alive. (Seriously. Thats what the media still wants you to believe.)

The explanation that Assad gassed his own citizen children with chemical weapons is similarly absurd. Youd have to be a complete stooge to believe it. In an article entitled, Ten Days Before The End Of The World, written on April 12th, Paul Craig Roberts writes:

The criminally insane governments of the US, UK, and France are sending a flotilla of missile ships, submarines, and an aircraft carrier to attack Syria in the face of Russian warnings. What is the likely outcome of this outrageous act of aggression based entirely on an orchestrated and transparent lie, an act of reckless aggression that is more irresponsible and more dangerous than anything done by the demonized Nazi regime in Germany?

we are left with the dangerous situation that some elements in the US and UK governments were able to orchestrate two eventsthe alleged Skripal poisoning and the alleged Assad chemical attackand use the events to leverage unsupported accusations against Russia and Syria as justifications for an illegal...

15:43

Irrespective of popular notions modern Germany appears to be weary and cautious of war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We cannot declare Russia, the country and its people, to be an enemy German president

We cannot declare Russia, the country and its people, to be an enemy German president
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for ending the demonization of Russia and its people on Sunday. He added that Germany should do more to help de-escalate tensions, given his countrys unique history with Russia.

Steinmeier warned that the US-led airstrikes in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning raised the risk of direct confrontation between US and Russian forces operating in the Syrian theater. Relations between the US and Russia have hit a post-Cold War low after the attack, which followed the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, last week. The Syrian regime has denied allegations that it gassed its own people, particularly in an area where, and a time when, its forces were on the brink of total victory.

We are at the next step of escalation in the Russian-American relationship, Steinmeier told BildRegardless of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, we cannot declare Russia as a whole, the country and its people, to be an enemy, he said. Our history speaks against it, and there is too much at stake.

Even before the alleged Douma gas attack, Russo-Western relations were tense in the aftermath of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England, on March 4. The UK prime minister declared it was highly likely that Russia was behind the poisoning, citing a lack of plausible alternative explanation and the purported Soviet origin of the chemical agent used. For its part, Moscow has vehemently denied any involvement in the poisoning and decried the total lack of transparency in the case. Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko said it was possible that Londo...

15:42

The War in Syria was a US Intervention Since Day 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Tony Cartalucci In the aftermath of US-led missile strikes on Syria, the Western media has attempted to continue building the case for US intervention....

15:42

Bernie Sanders Rouses Progressive Candidates With Call to Fight Democratic and Republican Establishment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WASHINGTON  Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., roused a crowd of hundreds of progressives running for political officefrom county board to Congresswith a call to fight back against the political establishments of both parties.

When we have the least-qualified president in our history and right-wing extremists in governors chairs, our job is to stand up, to fight back, to bring our brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors into the political process by providing hope, he declared. It is to transform America.

Sanders keynoted the opening all-day session on April 12 of a 4-day D.C. conference and training for prospective candidates, organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Some 450 hopefuls, more than half of them women, 18 percent of them unionists, 40 percent people of color, and 20 percent LGBTQ, signed up.

And the union count doesnt include those, such as two female county board hopefuls from Will County, Ill., and a congressional candidate from Nevada, whose fathers and grandfathers were unionists, or a third Will County candidate whose doctoral thesis was on how German and Irish immigrants created Chicagos unions.

Most attendees are first-time hopefuls, motivated by either disgust at the GOP-run Congress and President Donald Trump, duplication of the right-wing agenda at the state and local levels, or local issues the hopefuls said veteran politicians dont address, such as criminal justice reform, good roads, infrastructure, child care, and well-paying jobs.

In one example, Christina McNeil of Boise, Idaho, running for an open GOP-held House seat, was motivated to jump into the race when incumbent GOP Rep. Raul Labrador looked me right in the eye at a town hall and told me No one ever dies because they dont have access to health care, after she questioned his opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Labrador is now running for governor.

The crowd greeted her description of that Q-&-A with groans. Studies by Harvard Medical School calculate health insurers denial of payments for needed treatments cause 45,000 deaths yearly.

Methods covered in conference workshops included how to get your name out, branding, and having a coherent message; when and how to talk with the media (or not); recruiting and signing top campaign staffers; success on social media (some hopefuls have never used it); recruiting and mobilizing volunteers; and, of necessity, how to raise money.

Sanders was greeted with a roar, repeated chants of Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! and interrupted frequently by applause and cheersand occasional laughter for his jibes at the GOP, centrist Democrats, and political consultants. He also stated money is useful and needed, but that its no substitute for shoe leather.

Watch out f...

15:42

BREAKING: Herdsmen kill 4 policemen in Benue, 11 missing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Armed Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night laid an ambush for men of the Nigerian Police officers deployed to Logo local government area of Benue state for peacekeeping killing four of them and eleven others missing. The slain officers, New Telegraph gathered were moving from Anyibe to Ayilamo for their routine assignment when they got entangled []

The post BREAKING: Herdsmen kill 4 policemen in Benue, 11 missing appeared first on Newtelegraph.

15:42

French President Claims He Convinced Trump To Stay In Syria For The Long Term "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

French President Emmanuel Macron has claimed that it he who convinced Donald Trump not to pull US troops out of Syria and instead commit for the long term. According to Macron it was also his [...]

15:40

(Video) X22 Report Episode 1545 -- What you See and Hear is Not What is Happening, Troop Withdrawal on Track "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Apr 14, 2018

The push to WWIII is not in the works, the plan is to bring the troops home and to stop the deep state in Syria and Iran. Just like North Korea, Iran has deep state rogue elements in their country pushing for war. The patriots orchestrated this entire thing to get the deep state to make a move and to trap the clowns. Russia was warned through back channels which in turn warned the Syrian government. All people and assets were removed from certain targets. The real target was not mentioned and that was the clown operation in Syria. The strike group is on its way and this is just the beginning, Iran is next and once that is accomplished troop withdrawal will begin. According to Q all of this is suppose to be completed by Nov 11, 2018

15:40

After Walkouts, U.S. Teachers Eye Elections For School Funding Gains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its not for the children. OKLAHOMA CITY/TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) High school physics teacher Craig Hoxie filed to run for Oklahomas House of Representatives on Friday, a day after the end of a two-week teacher walkout that had pressed lawmakers for school funding. A week ago, I would have told you I wasnt going to []

15:40

Jihadist expert warns Europe to stop accepting refugees, mass-immigration leading to civil war "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palestinian-Belgian jihad expert Montasser AlDe'emeh has issued a serious warning to Europe. In Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, he states that Europe is essentially importing a civil war by admitting refugees. AlDe'emeh believes that Europe's politicians are nave when it comes to mass-immigration, Islam and failed integration. He advises halting the influx of refugees, stating that Western Europe is "importing a civil war", adding that "we first have to know what we need to do with the people who are already here".

15:40

Pension Deficit Problems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Revealed: Secret Right Wing Strategy to Discredit Teacher Strikes (Gerry)

The author writes, A nationwide network of right-wing think tanks is launching a PR counteroffensive against the teachers strikes that are sweeping the country, circulating a messaging guide for anti-union activists that portrays the walkouts as harmful to low-income parents and their children.

The Road to Jihad (Dan)

Frances Muslim population in the Parisian suburbs are often besieged by unemployment, vice, perceived racism, and general feelings of worthlessness. Thats why many turn to jihad, according to this article covering the ongoing court case for the 2015 Bataclan attack in Paris.

Tim Kaine Says He Wont Back Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State (Jimmy)

The author writes, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) voted to confirm Mike Pompeo as CIA director, but he will oppose him as Secretary of State, citing the directors anti-diplomacy disposition.

Boltons National Security Shakeup (Dan)

President Trumps new national security advisor John Bolton is cleaning house. And given Boltons record, that is worrisome.

Confusion Tops Voting Problems (Reader Steve)

Close to 250,000 California voters mismarked their ballots in 2016 due to the confusing layout. This years races in June could result in an even higher number.

Macron: Ive Convinced Trump to Stay in Syria (Dan)

Along with the UK, France took part with the US in b...

15:39

Debunking the myth: White House envoy Jason Greenblatt is no moderate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Long hailed as the moderate voice among Trumps envoys to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatts blanket support for the Israeli government has disqualified him from playing any meaningful role as a fair arbitrator.

By Aaron Magid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump's White House envoy to the Middle East, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, March 13, 2017. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trumps White House envoy to the Middle East, at the Prime Ministers Office in Jerusalem, March 13, 2017. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

A growing understanding has emerged that amidst the hardline statements of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, there is still a responsible adult working on the Middle East file: White House envoy Jason Greenblatt.

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Following the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital last year, a prominent Jewish publication profiled Greenblatt late last year noting that Trumps Middle East envoy is beating expectations, while media reports have praised Greenblatt for str...

15:39

Wellness Programs for Seniors to Include Virtual Reality When VR Side Effects Include Balance Issues, Behavioral Changes, Headaches and Sore Eyes. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By B.N. Frank Getting old has never been for sissies.  Todays seniors are also experiencing a world thats become addicted to technology.  Now Virtual Reality...

15:38

[$] The second half of the 4.17 merge window "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By the time the 4.17 merge window was closed and 4.17-rc1 was released, 11,769 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline repository. 4.17 thus looks to be a typically busy development cycle, with a merge window only slightly more busy than 4.16 had. Some 6,000 of those changes were pulled after last week's summary was written. There was a lot of the usual maintenance work in those patches (over 10% of those changes were to device-tree files, for example), but also some more significant changes.

15:37

The ships not there any more "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 16 April 1834, the HMS Beagle was beached to inspect the hull for damage (click on that for more detail). The event was noted by this well-known engraving.

Charles Darwin noted the specific latitude and longitude in his notes, so we can actually go to Google maps and find the site, as I did.

Im just wondering if anyone else would go to the link and zoom in the satellite photo and be vaguely disappointed that the Beagle isnt there? Jeez, I need more coffee. Or maybe Google Time Machine.

15:36

Colorado Teachers Plan Walkout for Monday April 16 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Common Dreams reports

Colorado's teachers' union expects more than 400 teachers at a rally that's planned for Monday at the state's Capitol in Denver.

[...] Englewood School District, outside the capital city, announced on Sunday that schools would be closed the following day as 70 percent of its teachers had indicated they wouldn't be working Monday. It was unclear on Sunday whether more school districts would be closing.

"We are calling Monday, April 16th a day of action", Kerrie Dallman, president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA), told KDVR in Denver.

[...] According to[1] KMGH in Denver, "The CEA estimates that teachers spend on average $656 of their own money for school supplies for students." The state's teacher salaries rank 46th out of 50, with educators making an average of $46,000 per year.

Public schools are underfunded by $828 million this year, Dallman told the Post, and lawmakers have said they could inject at least $100 million more into schools--but they have yet to do so.

[...] The planned protest follows a trend that was seen in West Virginia and Kentucky before moving west this month to Oklahoma and Arizona as well as Colorado. In all the states where teachers have walked out and rallied at their Capitols, teache...

15:35

Hawaii floods, mudslides destroy homes and close roads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mudslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain spread damage and shut down roads in Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were torn from their foundations in Kauai, HawaiiNewsNow.com reports. Officials say the houses appeared to be empty at the time of the incident. Dozens more homes were reported flooded or otherwise damaged. Roadways had to be closed due to flooding and debris, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. Friday, officials shut down Kalanianaole Highway because of flooding that left vehicles stranded in over a foot of water.

15:35

The Daily Bird #677. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Giliell, click for full size!

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15:35

Corbett & Edmonds Call Out Nauseating Russia Worship in Alt Media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Refreshing to hear some others in the alt-media disgusted with the nauseating Putin/Russia worship.

It's pretty simple. The Western media broadcasts little criticism of its own governments and their allies, Russian media does the same. What don't you understand? If I want to learn about Russian crimes I won't go to RT, if I want to learn about US crimes I won't go to CNN. This is pretty basic. The west and russia actually have some common narratives. For example RT shills pretty hard for the WW2 victor narrative. And Putin recently passed holocaust denial laws in russia.

15:34

Gov. Masari receives Zik Good Governance Award "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has received the 2017 Zik Award for Good Governance at a grand ceremony held at Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos. While presenting the award, the Chairman of the Zik Awards, Prof. Pat Utomi, said the award was given to the governor in recognition of his track record of []

The post Gov. Masari receives Zik Good Governance Award appeared first on Newtelegraph.

15:34

JUST IN: Policeman killed as gunmen kidnap German in Kano "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Kano State Police Command has said that a Police Sargent attached to a Germans working with Dantata and Sawoe has been shot dead by unknown Gunmen while a German National Mr Michel Cremza has been kidnapped. The ugly incident according to the Police spokesman SP Musa Majiya occurred Monday at about 0745hrs along Sabon []

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15:34

REVEALED: Jeremy Corbyn falsely claims British-made weapons went to Islamic State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

The Labour leader has been accused of 'appalling double standards'

15:33

Police, Onlookers Flee As Aniocha North PDP Members Engage In Free For All Fight "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


LAGOS APRIL 16TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Mobile policemen, onlookers and party supporters flee as free-for all fight erupted between members of Aniocha North Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Issele-Ukwu, Aniocah North LGA, Delta State over leadership tussles.
Daily Post report had it that party chieftains at Issele-Uku party secretariat of the council area on Tuesday, were literally locked in the web of shouting match that attracted passers-by including opposition All Progressive Congress members to the scene, and soon after, it degenerated into physical exchange of blows.
It was reliably gathered that trouble started when a former APC Chieftain in the area decamped to the party with his teeming supporters.
At the venue to welcome the decampees right inside the Aniocha Council Secretariat, supporters of the lawmaker (names withheld) representing Aniocha North Constituency who were said to have been dissatisfied with the inciting comment allegedly made by the leader of the decampees, one Chief Calistus Nwanwolor in an act of furry took the microphone from the said Nwanwolor, leaving him and his decampee members in utter anger.
Eyewitness said while shouting match between both supporters of the lawmakers and the decampees lasted, dangerous weapons such as broken bottles, sticks rented the air as onlookers scampered for dear lives including Mobile Policemen who maintained neutrality during the unfolding melee.
Confirming the incident, the leader of the decampees, Calistus Nwanwolor said: I w...

15:30

Early Market Update and a Look at The Creature From Jekyll Island (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Early Market Update and a Look at The Creature From Jekyll Island Video maneco64 In this report I cover the early market action from London on Monday, April 16th, 2018. I look at precious metals, stocks, bonds and the...

The post Early Market Update and a Look at The Creature From Jekyll Island (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:30

Palestinians are killed not because Israeli soldiers disobey orders but because they follow them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Israeli army has made it quite clear that top brass orders for snipers allow live ammunition to be directed at Palestinian protesters

15:29

Fifty Shades of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For all of his many other legal and political problems, is it possible that Donald Trump could be brought down by a porn star? His lawyer's payment to her to buy her silence about a one-time liaison with the US president may not be the only issue at stake.

15:28

Chris Hedges and Mark Crispin Miller: Corporate Medias Hurricane of Propaganda + American Media Wrong On Syria Coverage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on Apr 16, 2018 Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University, discusses the destruction of the independent press in the United States. *** American media wrong on Syria coverage NYU professor RT America on Apr 13, 2018 As western media stirs the pot []

15:25

The US, UK and France Strike Syria What Comes Next? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The arguments between Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford before the Syrian air strikes, and between them and President Donald Trump and his ultra-hawk national security adviser, John Bolton, ended with precision strikes early Saturday morning in Damascus and near the city of Homs.

Some 103 tomahawks and other cruise missiles were launched from U.S. Navy vessels and British and American warplanes. Seventy-one of these were claimed by the Russian Ministry of Defense to have been shot down by Syrian air defense batteries. The more modern and effective Russian-manned S400 systems at their Tartus naval base and Khmeimim air base were not brought into play.

There was material damage to some Syrian military storage facilities and particularly to a research center, which the U.S.-led coalition claimed was used for fabrication of chemical weapons.

The damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, April 14, 2018. Russia's military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the U.S. and its allies. (SANA via AP)

The damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria, April 14, 2018. Russias military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the U.S. and its allies. (SANA via AP)

Employees at the site said they were producing antidotes to snake venom, not chemical weapons. No deaths were reported and only six people were injured. The targets were all well clear of known positions of Russian and Iranian personnel in Syria. And while the Pentagon denied Russia had been told the targets, theres speculation that the missiles flight paths had been made known to Moscow.

 

Mission Accom...

15:24

(Video) What the Media Won't Tell you about Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Apr 7, 2017

Do you think the Syrian chemical attack was a false flag?

15:23

The War in Syria was a US Intervention Since "Day 1" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 15, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci NEO) In the aftermath of US-led missile strikes on Syria, the Western media has attempted to continue building the case for US intervention.

However, before the first agitators took to the streets in Syria in 2011, the US was already involved.

The New York Times in its 2011 article, U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings, would admit (emphasis added):

A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington, according to interviews in recent weeks and American diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks. 

The work of these groups often provoked tensions between the United States and many Middle Eastern leaders, who frequently complained that their leadership was being undermined, according to the cables. 

The financing of agitators from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) before the so-called Arab Spring was meant to stampede targeted governments from power paving the way for US client states to form. Nations that resisted faced first, US-backed militants and failing that, direct US military intervention as seen in Libya in 2011.

After the US funded initial unrest in 2011 the US has armed and funded militants fighting in Syria ever since.

The same NYT would publish a 2013 article titled, ...

15:23

1-in-4 orgs using public cloud has had data stolen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

McAfee has polled 1,400 IT professionals across a broad set of countries (and continents), industries, and organization sizes and has concluded that lack of adequate visibility and control is the greatest challenge to cloud adoption in an organization. However, the business value of the cloud is so compelling that some organizations are plowing ahead. Cloud services nearly ubiquitous According to the survey, the results of which have been unveiled at RSA Conference 2018, 97 percent More

The post 1-in-4 orgs using public cloud has had data stolen appeared first on Help Net Security.

15:22

(Video) Big Brother Watch: SERCO Owns the World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Oct 16, 2012

Abby Martin takes a look at the biggest company you've never heard of, SERCO.

15:21

Jamie Glazov: Facebook Bans Me For Reporting a Muslims Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook has banned me for seven days. My crime is posting/reporting on my Facebook page a physical threat that was made to me personally on my own FB page by a member of the Religion of Peace. On Saturday, April 14, 2018, a certain Muhammad Irfan Ayoub started commenting on my page, rebuking me for []

15:21

Trump, Putin, Chabad-Lubavitch, Third Temple & The Antichrist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Dr. Kevin Barrett and Prof. Tony Hall discuss about the Organised Crime Diplomacy, Trump and Putin ties to the Russian Jewish Mafia, which is headed by the Chabad-Lubavitch Mobsters. These religious Jews dressed in black seems to be the most powerful people on the earth. They have taken over one nation after another and you just don't want to cross their path. You can see their pictures of them with every president and prime minister and they have got offices in every country. It is very clear to see on their website, they list them all. These people act with impunity and it is just unbelievable. I won't be surprised if these people have links to the world which is beyond our normal observation. These people have links to the invisible world. These people are heavenly involved in black magic or dark magic and maintain links for the evil purposes. 
News stories and their source links: 

Trump and the Kosher Nostra

1. Russian Mafia the Trump Connection to Russia? ...

15:21

Just what our beaches and parks needmore Dominos pizza boxes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If youve ever dreamed of getting a Dominos pizza delivered while you admire the James Brown statue in Augusta, Georgia, youre in luck. The company announced today that customers can now order pizza online for delivery to more than 150,000 new delivery hotspots, which include U.S. parks, beaches, public pools, and other destinations that do

If youve ever dreamed of getting a Dominos pizza delivered while you admire the James Brown statue in Augusta, Georgia, youre in luck. The company announced today that customers can now order pizza online for delivery to more than 150,000 new delivery hotspots, which include U.S. parks, beaches, public pools, and other destinations that do not have traditional addresses, like the aforementioned James Brown statue.

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15:21

(Video) Freedom Philosophy -- The Feeling Mystic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Apr 7, 2018

The spiritualist looks to gain knowledge through feeling. The thinker gains knowledge by establishing concepts. How does this compare?

This video is step #50 in The Philosophy Of Freedom Study Course called the Steps To freedom. The challenge for Step #50 is to observe an object and notice the thoughts and feelings that arise. To what extent are you passive or active when you experience a feeling? To what extent are you passive or active when you establish concepts?

15:20

False Flag in Syria Sets Stage for Wider War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 12, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci NEO) The US threatened war within hours of an alleged chemical weapons attack taking place in Douma, northeast of Damascus.

The US rush to conflict attempts to sidestep any meaningful investigation into the attack, fitting a larger pattern of Washington and its allies using baseless chemical weapon allegations for wars of aggression stretching back to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

US accusations and threats of war come at a pivotal moment in Syrias now 7 year conflict in which the Syrian government has finally liberated all territory around the capital from foreign-sponsored militants.

Zero Evidence

To date, all supposed evidence comes from Western-funded militants and their auxiliaries including the US-European government-funded front, the so-called Syria Civil Defense, better known at the White Helmets. Unverified photographs and video of apparent victims have been the sole sources cited by the US.

The World Health Organization, in a recent statement attempting to bolster these accusations, claims that up to 500 patients appear to have been exposed to chemical poisoning, but would cite its Health Cluster partners, the Daily Beast would report.

However, according to WHOs own website, these partners include Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF), which in turn, according to MSFs own website trains and supports the White Helmets. MSF has repeatedly admitted throughout the Syrian conflict that it does not have a presence on the ground in conflict areas and merely provides material support to groups that do.

The White Helmets have been repeatedly caught in the past fabricating evidence and staging scenes for propaganda value. In fact, all evidence suggests the entire purpose of the White Helmets is the production of propaganda.

...

15:18

Duke Student Protesters Interrupt School Presidents Speech, Get Booed Off Stage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The alumni hold the purse strings. Via The College Fix: Protesters at Duke University crashed President Vincent Prices (no, not him) address to alumni earlier today to demand, The Chronicle reports, institutional change in labor practices and student support, among other areas. With shouts of President Price get off the stage and Whose University? Our []

15:15

Love And Compassion Will Save Us When AI Takes Our Jobs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But only if we figure out a way to adequately compensate jobslike teachers and caretakersthat require these traits.

As artificial intelligence swiftly creeps into the mainstream, it will take over jobs. A lot of them, mostly those that are repetitive and require not a lot of creativity. The first to go will be things like data analysis and retail operations, followed by more complex endeavors like driving.

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15:15

Laura Walker: Syria, Prophecy, and the Eris Point "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SYRIA, PROPHECY, AND THE ERIS POINT

April 12, 2018



Laura Walker [On April 9th] Phoenix and I recorded a special audio discussing Syria, prophecy, the astrological timing involved, and the cabals intentions for the New Year (which begins in a few days on April 15). Many thanks to Phoenix and Liz for their extreme perseverance to get this posted during Mercurys retrograde (which was no easy feat!).

https://www.bitchute.com/video/wpamwu16qI5Q/

The Sun was discharging 21 Aries the Eris Point yesterday and Mars and the Black Moon, were/still are making conjunction alongside. The Sun squares Pluto today, so whatever develops will be interesting. Its epic.

I hope you find the report helpful as we move closer to a new energetic year. The Aries Sabian Symbols list is posted above if you would like to take a look in advance of the audio overview for the cycle.

The theme for the New Astrological Year is 27 Aries, through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained. Do you want a do-over, second chance, or a reboot? How might you fire up your imagination, in preparation? Pay attention to synchronicities of the heart things that call to your true essence. Spend some time gazing at the beauty of nature. Prime the field with the highest intentions of love and harmony. Then see what happens.

Its going to be a good year, wise owls! On with Second Renaissance!

SF Source Oracle Report Apr 2018

15:15

Ranking Americas fast-food desserts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eater:

Americas fast-food desserts straddle two very different categories: our countrys most horrific edible disasters and our most cherished culinary treasures. For every gem like the Orange Julius, a pulse-quickening emulsion of citrus and dairy, there is the Burger King Lucky Charms Shake (RIP), a Breaking Bad-like chemistry experiment gone wrong. There are the old nostalgic treats, like that McDonalds soft serve, that dont stand the test of time and others, like the Taco Bell cinnamon twists, that do.

This is a ranking of those treats.

A surprisingly fun (and possibly horrifying) read. And now Im hungry.

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15:15

Trumps Syria "Withdrawal" Was Textbook US Deception "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 8, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci LD) The US media is now priming the global public for US intervention in Syria following alleged chemical attacks carried out in the remaining pocket of US-backed militants in Douma, just northeast of Damascus.

Image: Trump isnt going to withdraw from Syria when the special interests he represents still fully plan on waging war proxy or otherwise on Syrias ally Iran. The recent appointment of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo to key positions within his administration signal expanded war, not withdrawal. 
This follows comments made by US President Donald Trump just 3 days ago in which he claimed he had instructed the US military to prepare for a withdrawal from Syria.

US forces had illegally invaded and have since occupied Syrian territory for years, with the Washington Post in its April 4, 2018 article titled, Trump instructs military to begin planning for withdrawal from Syria, placing the current number of US troops at approximately 2,000.

The Washington Post also claimed that:

President Trump has instructed military leaders to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria as soon as possible and told them he wants Arab allies to take over and pay for stabilizing and reconstructing areas liberated from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. officials.

However, just days after President Trump expressed a supposed desire to leave Syria, allegations of Syrian government chemical attacks on Douma have provided not only the prefect pretext to delay any withdrawal, but to in fact justify a US-led military intervention directly against the Syrian government.

While some have attempted to por...

15:13

32 American Jews arrested across U.S. for protesting Gaza violence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Boston to San Francisco, young activists from IfNotNow hold actions outside the offices of prominent Jewish institutions, as well as high-profile senators, calling on them to condemn the violence against Gaza protesters.

Police arrest an IfNotNow protester outside Senator Chuck Schumer's office in New York City, during an action protesting IDF violence on the border with Gaza. (Gili Getz)

Police arrest an IfNotNow protester outside Senator Chuck Schumers office in New York City, during an action protesting IDF violence on the border with Gaza, April 9, 2018. (Gili Getz)

32 American Jews were arrested across the United States last week in a series of actions outside the offices of major Jewish institutions and elected officials to protest the ongoing violence against Palestinians at the Israel-Gaza border.

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The actions, organized by the Jewish-American group IfNotNow, took place in Boston, New York, Twin Cities, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, where young Jews demanded statements condemning Israeli violence against the unarmed protesters taking part in the Great Return March. Since the march began three weeks ago, Israeli snipers have killed over 30 Palestinians and wounded 1,200 more.

IfNotNow was established in the summer of 2014 during Israels war in Gaza by young American Jews. Angered by the overwhelming support of American Jewish institutions for the war, they began organ...

15:12

How to use Workflow with Reminders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This detailed tutorial really puts Workflow through its paces. If youve not yet spent quality time with the iOS Workflow app, this is a wonderful way to get started. Nice job by iMores Matthew Cassinelli.

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15:10

Major Islamic ruling could change the cryptocurrency markets as Sharia scholar declares Bitcoin halal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Major Islamic ruling could change the cryptocurrency markets as Sharia scholar declares Bitcoin halal by Ken Schortgen, Jr. The Daily Economist An interesting ruling made recently by an Islamic scholar could soon have profound effects on the cryptocurrency markets. That...

The post Major Islamic ruling could change the cryptocurrency markets as Sharia scholar declares Bitcoin halal appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:08

Visual remix of Paul McCartney. Donk. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[VIDEO] There are no words to adequately describe this. Just watch (video embedded in main Loop post).

15:06

Second Amendment rallies across America: FOTMs Stovepipe reports from Connecticut! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, thousands of Americans many carrying rifles and ammunition peacefully gathered at state capitols across the United States to reassert our constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms against recent efforts to pass gun-control Continue reading

15:06

Second shark attack at Gracetown, Western Australia after 41-year-old man bitten "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A second man has been attacked by a shark off Gracetown on Monday just hours after a surfer was mauled in the same area. Jason Longrass was bitten by a shark just hours after Alejandro Travaglini, a father of two from Margaret River, was attacked by a great white at Cobblestones surf break. Channel 9 reporter Michael Stamp told 6PR a the 41-year-old Denmark man was mauled at Lefthanders break about 2.40pm, just two kilometres south of the first attack. Mr Longrass said he had not realised the beach was closed, and said he saw a four-metre white pointer coming towards him. Paramedics were treating him at the beach for reported minor leg injuries.

15:05

Anzac Day services in Papua New Guinea, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) assists the Port Moresby RSL sub branch and the Australian High Commission in the official Anzac Day Dawn Service on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery.

The commemorative service is open to the public.

Event:
2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service

Date:
Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Time:
5:00 am: Dawn Service commences


Venue:
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.

Isurava Memorial

DVA, in conjunction with the Australian High Commission, Port Moresby, conducts the official Anzac Day Dawn Service on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, at Isurava Memorial.


Event:
2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service

Date:
Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Time:
5.30am: Dawn Service commences

15:04

The Anatomy of the Coup that Has Captured the Presidency- Kathy Rubio and Paul Martin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Trump had turned the tables on the Deep State. But the swamp has apparently swallowed him up. His reversals in Syria, which have plunged the US head-long toward World War III as this also threatens all of humanity. In this hour, I compared notes with Kathy Rubio and Paul Martin regarding the coup that has taken over the Presidency. We further explored what lies next. This is a very sobering interview.

 

 

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15:03

Should We Hope for an Apology from Britain? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Anglo-Saxon elite that has ruled Britain and half of the world for the last three centuries sees itself as a special caste entitled to special rights. They have never been in the habit of apologizing to anyone.

The post Should We Hope for an Apology from Britain? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

15:02

watchOS 4.3.1 suggests future support for third party watch faces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

First things first, I do love these deep dives by people like Guilherme Rambo. This is not a leak, but more of a grind-it-out, pay attention to the details analysis.

In this case, Guilherme came upon some code with a log message that said:

This is where the 3rd party face config bundle generation would happen

From Guilherme:

Its clear from the wording of the message that this feature is not implemented at the moment, but its definitely something Apple has planned. This new capability could come as soon as watchOS 5, or be dropped altogether. I personally hope they go forward with it since itd be pretty cool to be able to install new watch faces on my Apple Watch.

Coincidentally, this past Friday we posted this thread of 3rd party FitBit watch faces. It aint pretty.

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15:01

Syrias Media Activists Soften Opposition to Foreign Intervention "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Twitter user @jadinho123 has collected some of the most notorious examples of how the mainstream media and pro-militant media activists have lied about the war in Syria creating a pretext for the US-led military action against the countrys government.

Another widely-known victim of the Assad regime:

Staged scenes:

15:01

Cape Town Nurtures its Water Supply in Anticipation of Taps Running Dry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the South African city cant avert Zero Day, it will be the world's first metropolis to run out of water

15:01

Cohen Isnt the Biggest Catch from Trump World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Other players know far more about the presidents dealings than his lawyer does.
April 16, 2018, 7:00 AM EDT
Could be worse.

 Photographer: Yana Paskova/Getty

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps personal attorney, will be in a federal courtroom on Monday, arguing that he has the right to review documents that FBI agents seized when they raided his office and residences last week.

Reporters will be in the courtroom, too. The media is excited about what might emerge from Cohens legal travails, and for good reason. But its also worth remembering what Cohen actually did at the Trump Organization and not to assume that his evident downfall portends doom for Trumps presidency.

Cohen started working for Trump in 2006, and has brought potential licensing deals to the presidents attention for years. He worked with the career criminal and Trump business partner Felix Sater on a proposal for a...

15:00

Googles New VR Tours Let You Experience Imperiled Cultural Sites Around The World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With photos and laser scans by preservation organization CyArk, Google provides virtual tours of places that may not last.

Riven by ethnic violence in recent years, Myanmar (aka Burma) is not a great place for tourists to visit. But a virtual trip to its stunning Buddhist temples is possible via a new project by high-tech cultural preservation organization CyArk. The Oakland-based nonprofit uses laser scans and extremely detailed photography to capture historic sites in exacting 3-D representation.

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15:00

NPI and the Extinction Burst of Leftism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NOTE: This article was originally published at Right On on November 22, 2016. Im re-posting it here as the site is now defunct.

Who runs this house? We run this house. The National Policy Institutes conference this past week was a celebration of the alt-Rights triumphs, and the Leftist reaction to it shows that they know their time is running out.

Theres really no other way to say it: half of America (and the West) is having a collective nervous breakdown. The 48 percent of Americans who believed in safe spaces, microaggressions and a Hillary Clinton landslide were handed the rudest of awakenings two weeks ago, when racist sexist homophobe Donald Trump ascended to the White House on the backs of the people who actually keep the country running. Their response has been to cry, whine and take to the streets in impotent displays of defiance, oblivious to how their antics are turning more and more Americans against them.

Case in point: Become Who We Are / 2016, the National Policy Institutes conference in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. All day Saturday, several hundred young goys in tailored suits and sharp haircuts converged on the Ronald Reagan building to drink cocktails, watch speeches and bask in the glory of electoral triumph. Outside the walls, antifas and hippies banged their drums in anger that the planned genocide of Whites has been postponed, if not averted entirely.

While Im hardly a long-time attendee of identitarian conferences, Ive watched a pronounced shift in their tenor and attendance over the past two years. Last years American Renaissance conference, the first one I ever went to, had the feel of a family reunion, while NPIs two previous conferences, in October 2015 and March of this year, featured increasingly younger and hipper attendees. The last AmRen in May had more in common with a college party than the stereotype of a White identity conference.

However, with increasing political influence comes Leftist pushback. NPIs Friday night gala, cutely titled IRL and featuring none other than ex-reality TV star and Juggalo junk magnet Tila Tequila as a guest of honor, almost didnt happen. Last Wednesday, when Richard Spencer emailed us the bar where the gala would take placethe Hamilton, no relation to the anti-White hipster musical of the same name...

15:00

The Skripal case & the perils of a rush to judgment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by James ONeill amended to remove reference to the Spiez laboratory, which is not mentioned directly in the OPCW summary The perils of coming to premature conclusions before all the facts are available has been starkly demonstrated by the latest developments in the alleged nerve gas attack upon the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English town of Salisbury on 4 March 2018. Followers of this particular saga will be aware that British Prime Minister Theresa May and her Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have made a series of statements to the United Kingdom House of Commons and to the media. They alleged, without qualification, that the Skripals were poisoned with a nerve agent of the Novichok class, of a type developed by Russia. That these statements were made before it was possible for the British chemical and biological research facility at Porton Down to have made an analysis and reached a scientifically valid conclusion did not matter. The object of the exercise was to demonize Russia in general and

14:59

US withdrawal: what next? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the war on the "Islamic state" in both Syria and Iraq almost over, the eye is now turned to the two superpowers; the United States of America and Russia.

Smoke rises after the Syrian army's shelling targeted the Douma district in Eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, Syria, on April 7, 2018. Picture by Ammar Safarjalani/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. All rights reserved. In addition to their regional and international allies, the two superpowers will shift from the tactical towards the strategic insight. Therefore, we should see more homogeneous new alliances than those found during the last years of war in Syria.

There is no logic in the alliance between liberals and Islamists, as is the case in the strange partnership that let communists meet with capitalists.

War conditions may have imposed these interim alliances, in which they get temporary goals to achieve the strategic objectives.

In the Syrian case which is protracted since March 2011, it was common to see religious fundamentalists creating a political and military framework with liberals who aim to abolish religious manifestations in Syria and build a secular country. 

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (The Coalition), one of the most prominent Syrian opposition frameworks, includes politically incompatible entities such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Syrian nationalist opponents, and liberals.

"The Coalition" is also allied with radical Islamic factions such as Jaysh al-Islam (the Army of Islam), an ally in turn of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (Levant Liberation Committee) formerly Al-Nusra Front; the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda.

Another example of the alliance of extremes is what we have seen between the Kurdish Democratic Union party PYD (the leftist with its identity and orientation) and the United States of America (the primary proponent of capitalist thought).

The main forces influencing the Syrian situation are the United Stat...

14:58

Immortality in the Old Testament "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. Proverbs 12:29 Sometimes its the simplest verse in the Bible that helps me the most. Today that verse is Proverbs 12:29 It is a direct statement of Continue reading

14:56

NASA: Previously unknown asteroid has a near miss with Earth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We dodged a bullet today. It came within one half of the distance to the moon. I got this notice in email from NASA about a surprise asteroid that gave us only one day of warning passing halfway between the Earth and the moon. It was the largest known asteroid to ever pass that close to Earth in observational history. SURPRISE ASTEROID FLYBY: With little warning, on Sunday, April 15th, a "Tunguska-class" asteroid about the size of a football field flew through the Earth-Moon system. 2018 GE3 was discovered just the day before as it plunged inward from the asteroid belt. A quick-thinking amateur astronomer in Europe was able to record a video of the asteroid as it flew by.

14:56

Teen Gets Banished To The Cubicle For Defying Ban On Gun Shirts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arbitrary dress code. Via BPR: A Wisconsin high school student who was sent to the cubicle for defying a ban on wearing his gun T-shirts is now fighting back. Matthew Schoenecker, a freshman at Markesan High School, is suing the school district because he believes the T-shirt ban by his principal infringes on his First []

14:56

(Video) Part II: LaVoy -- Dead Man Talking Trailer #2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Apr 13, 2018

The Center for Self Governance is an educational 501(3) organization. We teach Foundational & Applied Civics LIVE In-Person, LIVE On-line, or On-line Pre-recorded.

This documentary series showcases the epic 4 year battle for control between the Bundy & Finicum family and Local, State, and Federal Governing.

Part II: LaVoy - Dead Man Talking is coming May 2018! Stay tuned; follow us here and on Facebook for updates!

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14:55

The Late Movie Because of the Cats (1973) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Because of the Cats (1973) is a Dutch/Belgian co-production, starring British actor Bryan Marshall as Van der Valk.

14:54

Anna Von Reitz: Structure of the Original Government Being Restored Using the Example of the Republic of Texas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Structure of the Original Government Being Restored Using the Example of The Republic of Texas



Source: Paul Stramer

From Anna Von Reitz

First, our Constitution guarantees us a republican form of government --- republican = Latin, feminine, adjective. This is the form of government provided by the county level local government occupying the soil jurisdiction and is create when (and only when) people claim their birthright political status and join together to create a County Jural Assembly. Please note that our right to peaceably assemble is one of the guarantees of all three Constitutions.

So, that means people need to be claiming back their Good Names and Estates and returning --- or, the fancy legal term for the same thing---re-conveying your Trade Name to its natural permanent domicile on land and soil of Texas or another American state so that you can lawfully act as an Elector and Juror in an American Common Law Court and are lawfully enabled to exercise your right to peaceably assemble and create a County Jural Assembly.

Once you have your County Jural Assembly formed, and a minimum of 26 qualified jurors in your jury pool you can engage in a lawful election process 30 day Public Notice of Nominations Meeting, closing of nominations, 30 day Public Notice of Election time and place, secure secret paper balloting, election of County Sheriff, Justice(s) of the Peace, Bailiff, Court Clerk, and Coroner.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:

http://annavonreitz.com/structure.pdf

14:53

Nuclear attack on D.C. would kill 280,000 in 48 hours: Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Researchers develop computer model of how chaos would unfold

Amidst heightening tensions between the United States and Russia, researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have developed a computer model that predicts at least 280,000 people would die within 48 hours if a nuclear bomb went off in Washington DC.

The scientists developed the program to predict the behavior of every individual in the city to help the government plan its emergency response.They discovered that a nuke exploding at ground level in DC would destroy a city block and then shatter buildings for a mile in every direction.In the first scenario, people who did nothing and refused to evacuate would be immediately exposed to radiation, leaving 279,020 dead in 48 hours.

Given the utter and total dependence of people living in cities, one can imagine that this would be the most likely outcome.

The study found that the best course of action was to take shelter immediately after the explosion before attempting to flee and seek health care.

However, the simulation also found that many people would expose themselves to deadly radiation by trying to physically locate loved ones and family members. The researchers emphasized that it would be vital for the government to maintain cellphone service to prevent this from happening.

While the world is (hopefully) a long way off nuclear armageddon, tensions between the United States and Russia over Syria are growing.

Professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University Stephen Cohen told Tucker Carlson last night, I am more worried than I have ever been in my life, about a nuclear confrontation with Russia.

Via Infowars
Featured Image: Just a Prairie Boy/Flickr

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14:52

FIFTY8 Interviews Marina Jacobi -- Be the Vibration of Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: FIFTY8



FIFTY8 Interviews Marina Jacobi / PART V Be the Vibration of Change

https://youtu.be/XZob1rMFV9g



I talk to Marina Jacobi, an intuitive channel and energy philanthropist. She has direct communication with higher consciousness beings such as the Council of 9, 11 Dimensional Beings, RA, the Pleiadians and an ancient race called The Letorians.

Marina explains how The Quantum Protocol is the Quantum Alchemy of Creation. If you want to be the vibration of change, you have to take action and choose how the new structures will come. Pulling out of the monetary system is scary but by giving and implementing the new structures we can build the new reality. The ones at the front line must lead by example to hold the frequency of change and the New Earth.

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14:51

No Worker Left Behind "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In recent years, a growing chorus of academics and policymakers has been sounding the alarm about technological disruption of the labor market. Millions of jobs could soon be performed by machines, and that means millions of workers will need to be furnished with the skills to pursue new forms of work.

14:50

Global Debt Bubble Hits New All Time High One Quadrillion Reasons To Buy Gold "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Global Debt Bubble Hits New All Time High One Quadrillion Reasons To Buy Gold by Jan Skoyles GoldCore Global debt bubble hits new all time high over $237 trillion Global debt increased 10% or $21...

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14:50

An apology for the modern Internet, from the people who helped make it "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a fascinating piece, a step-by-step on how something promising went south. This is a group interview, with notables like former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, Facebook ad-tech entrepreneur Antonio Garca Martnez, virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, free software activist Richard Stallman, and many more.

The flow of this article is, how things went wrong in 15 steps. Terrific read.

Read this on The Loop

14:47

BBC still prevaricating on purpose of Hamas tunnels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On the morning of April 15th the IDF announced the destruction of yet another cross-border tunnel originating in the Gaza Strip.

A military spokesman said the tunnel was dug by the Hamas terrorist group and was connected to a kilometers-long network of other passages under the Gaza Strip.

The tunnel reached tens of meters into Israeli territory in the area of the northern Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli community of Nahal Oz, the army said. It was constructed after the 50-day 2014 conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to the IDF. []

Security forces had been monitoring this tunnel network, which had been under construction for years, the spokesman said. The decision was taken to destroy the tunnel once it crossed into Israeli territory, he added.

Palestinian tunnel diggers were working their way up to the surface to construct an exit within Israeli territory when the army decided to act.

Later the same day the BBC News website published a report titled Israel destroys longest and deepest Gaza tunnel in which the underground structure constructed for the purpose of infiltration of Israeli territory in order to carry out terror attacks was described as having been dug by militants....

14:47

Comey Doesnt Like Trumpworld, but He Helped Create It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In former FBI director James Comeys interview with ABC News, he attempted to position himself as an upholder of the rule of law, of the constitution, and even of the truth.

Human beings are very good at forgetting their own misdeeds and building narratives that justify themselves, which may even be desirable evolutionarily. But the particular shape of Comeys amnesia is troubling because of what it means for American democracy.

Comey has been a central figure in the gutting of the fourth amendment of the Constitution and in attempts to make sure the FBI and the rest of the US government can break your encryption and spy on you illegally. It is true that Comey did not want to go as far in that direction as former vice president Dick Cheney, but he wanted to go so far as nevertheless to make the constitution meaningless and to make Americans vulnerable to hacking. You see, the tech companies cannot create backdoors for the FBI without creating backdoors for Russian troll farms in St Petersburg.

Am I saying Comey did it to himself? I am saying Comey did it to himself. And to the rest of us.

Comey condemned Edward Snowden for his revelations about illegal government collection of Americans data from telephone calls. Even that was misdirection because Snowdens more important revelation was that the NSA has individual-level tools to monitor emails. But even the telephone metadata issue is grave, since it would tell you to whom Warren Buffet is speaking, potentially allowing manipulation of the stock market; it would tell you if a politician is seeing a specialist in venereal diseases, allowing you to blackmail him.

And apparently Comey and others corrupted the entire US judicial system by illegally requisitioning telephone metadata to zero in on drug sellers, then notifying local police to arrest them and lie to the judge about how the police began their evidence trail. 100,000 of the inmates in our vast penitentiary gulag are guilty of no more than selling some pot, which most of us dont even think should be illegal, and many were put there by unconstitutional government surveillance which then concealed itself from the judiciary. Far from standing for the constitution or the truth, Comey dramatically undermined both. Comey has bequeathed these unconstitutional tactics to the weaselly and wholly unscrupulous Jeff Sessions, who is having his minions use them against DACA dreamers and Black Lives Matter.

Comey watch...

14:45

Mainline Linux Kernel Almost Ready For Finally Supporting Unprivileged FUSE Mounts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While the Linux 4.17 merge window officially closed yesterday with the release of Linux 4.17-rc1, FUSE maintainer Miklos Szeredi is now trying to get his changes added...

14:44

Esoteric: intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even a small cult can be incredibly profitable. Theres this freaky alternative medicine quack in Australia who runs a scam called Universal Medicine his specialties are esoteric breast massage, esoteric ovary massage, and connective tissue therapy. My first objection has to be that he doesnt understand what esoteric means.

The esoteric principle is that we are love innately and, unchangeably. The principles of the esoteric way of life date back to the oldest forms of knowledge and wisdom. Whilst ancient in their heritage, the principles of the esoteric life in human form have not out-dated themselves in relation to what is required of mankind to live in harmony and thus arrest any wayward conduct that does not build brotherhood within and amongst our communities everywhere.

The esoteric means that which comes from our inner-most. It is the livingness of love that we all carry equally deep within and it is this livingness that restores each and every individual back into the rhythms of their inner-harmony and thus from there, the love is lived with all others.

You want to know more? Heres a short documentary on Serge Benhayon, the guy who founded it. Hes a bankrupted ex-tennis coach with no medical degree, not even the slightest training, and he came up with the idea for his therapy while sitting on the toilet. But hes also the reincarnated spirit of Leonardo da Vinci, so you can trust him. Right.

Hes raking in $2 million a year, and he has 700 followers. Ive got more followers than that! You slackers have not been sending me a sufficient fraction of your income. All you have to do is go to my donation page and type in the amount of $3000 and click send, and if 700 of you do that, Ill have made somewhat more than Serge Benhayon. Even better, unlike Serge, I promise not to fondle your breasts and groin or stick you with acupuncture needles.

Ick. That sounds like a threat. Even if you dont send me any money, I promise not to do that. I think I just realized why Im not getting rich. Im not extortionate enough.

Anyway, one of his many laughable comments in that video is this one:

I cant be brainwashing intelligent people and educated people.

Ha. Intelligent and educated people are just as easy to fool as anyone else. You just need the right hook, and you can sucker em right in. (Damn, again just realized another reason...

14:43

Steve Quayle-The Spiritual War for Control of the Presidency and the Ultimate Fate of Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a very difficult time for America. Many of us have previously  large sums of emotional investment, financial investment and spiritual investment in helping to get Donald Trump elected to the office of President. Our world has just been turned upside-down in a just a few short days staring on April 2nd-3rd, in which President Trump went from inviting Putin to the White House and announced that he was pulling all of our troops out of Syria, to reversing course embarking on a path that is almost certain to going result in World War III.

Since Fridays coalition attack upon Syria, I have expended a great deal of emotional and political capital trying to understand how the Presidency was lost and the office of the President has, once again, been reduced to that of being a political puppet.

In a previous article, I created an elaborate and detailed timeline which I believed demonstrated when Trump lost control of his administration. Then along came my two hour guest on Sunday night, Steve Quayle, and he showed me how many of us were looking at this issue from an upside down perspective. According to Steve Quayle, appearing on Sunday nights The Common Sense Show, the proper way to look at this seemingly fall from grace is through the spiritual perspective and any recovery will be divinely inspired.

Not My President

Many of us will recall that when Donald Trump was inaugurated, there were many protests that broke out across the country in which the participants were chanting Not my President, in which these people, seemingly without justification at that time, were opposed to Trump, just because someone told them they should be. These protests often turned violent and we saw, very early on, this presidency was going to be a difficult proposition. The events over the past few days have served notice to the manifestation of...

14:42

IFC highlights niche-market investment needed to drive tourism in Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 16, 2018

 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Tourism Promotion Authority of Papua New Guinea, says new research shows developing niche market tourism has the potential to attract an extra 40,000 tourists to Papua New Guinea, contributing $286 million (K929 million) annually by 2027.
The scenario is part of highlights from an assessment into tourism demand in Papua New Guinea, which IFC launched today in conjunction with the results of the 2017 International Visitor Survey (IVS), which looks into current tourism trends.
The findings show that last year PNG had 86,403 air visitors, who spent around $205 million (K666 million).
Sixty percent of those visitors traveled to the provinces in 2017.
Currently, business travelers make up the highest proportion of people arriving by air in Papua New Guinea, but the research shows holiday tourists are the biggest spenders, outlaying $2859 (K9290) per trip.
With holiday makers to Papua New Guinea making up only about a quarter of all visitors, its clear the country is lagging behind its regional competitors, Fiji and Vanuatu, where tourists account for 75 percent of all visitors, said John Vivian, IFC Resident Representative to Papua New Guinea.
Greater investment can help Papua New Guinea boost holiday arrivals and close that gap, increasing revenue, diversifying the economy, and spreading the benefits to rural areas where tourists like to travel.
The highlights of the demand assessment show how Papua New Guinea could better target tourists from high value niche-markets, including cultural tourism, soft adventure, birdwatching, diving and historical tourism. Collectively, these markets are worth over $970 billion dollars (K3.152 trillon) globally of which Papua New Guineas share is about $93.5 million (K304 million).
Both government and the private sector will need to make long-term investments in infrastructure, capacity building, product development and marketing to realize this change, said Jerry Agus, CEO of Tourism Promotion Authority.
If we do this, Papua New Guinea has the potential to become a world-class destination over the next 10 years.
IFCs tourism project in Papua New Guinea, supported by Australia and New Zealand under the Papua New Guinea Partnership, is focused on supporting the development of tourism business, improving tourism-related conditions, and helping attract investment in the tourism sector.

About IFC 

IFCa sister organisation of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Groupis the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the tough...

14:40

Dirty Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney Withheld Major Evidence in Governor Greitens Case Must Resign Immediately "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner must resign immediately. At a hearing last week, allegations arose that Gardner suborned purjury and deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence in the bogus prosecution of Governor Eric Greitens. All of this comes after continuing allegations that Circuit Attorney Gardner has abused her position. She has allegedly used her office as a mini-inquisition: a punitive, partisan, and personal war against Governor Greitens. Rather than use St. Louis City Police to investigate the case and inform her decision to charge Greitens, she hired an out of state, disgraced former FBI agent (whose career ended amid allegations of perjury).

According to attorney sources, Even if the St. Louis Circuit Court refuses to sanction Gardner, she could still face suit by Greitens once his criminal case is over. Notably, prosecutors do not enjoy immunity from civil suit when they manufacture evidence and maliciously prosecute a defendant. Gardners outrageous and disgraceful abuse of the judicial system is absolutely unacceptable. She must resign immediately or be removed from her office.

Gardner took money from a Soros-backed PAC during the election.

Hearing Seeking Sanctions Against Gardner

A hearing was held Thursday, April 12, 2018 in the City of St. Louis less than 24 hours after the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight released a report that alleged the Governor sexually and physically assaulted his former lover, K.S. The Governor was unable to defend himself before the Committee because of his pending criminal trial and a court order restricting the release of information obtained in discovery.

The hearing addressed the Governors motion for sanctions against Circuit Attorney, Kimberly M. Gardner, for failing to provide exculpatory discovery and suborning perjury by lead investigator William Tisaby. Sanctions could include dismissal of the case. Interestingly, the St. Louis Circuit Court issued a gag order to the defense and prosecution the day before the sanctions hearing. Given the shocking allegations of misconduct against Gardner, we now know why.

14:39

Dan Bongino: Comey is an embarrassment to the FBI "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former FBI director compares President Trump to a mob boss in interview. Former Secret Service agent sounds off.

Via Fox News
Featured Image: Dan Bongino speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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14:38

Syria missile strikes: based on what evidence? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syria missile strikes: based on what evidence?

Based on what constitutional authority?

By Jon Rappoport

Lets see, US Deep State actors from intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, and the Department of State, along with US allies, played a MAJOR role in creating, funding, supplying, and sustaining ISIS, while purportedly doing everything possible to destroy ISIS. Read More

14:38

Teacher for 17 years couldn't read or write "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret. When I was a child I was told by my parents that I was a winner, and for the first six years of my life I believed what my parents had told me. I was late in talking, but I went off to school with high hopes of learning to read like my sisters, and for the first year things were fine because there weren't many demands on us other than standing in the right line, sitting down, keeping our mouths shut and going to the bathroom on time.

14:37

Arabic press review: Ugandan soldiers to bolster UAE forces in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

With fears that Sudan will pull out of the Saudi-led coalition, UAE looks to Uganda - and one of Iraq's most corrupt officials is sent home

14:35

Black Groups Want Schools To Proactively Address Racism By Declaring It A Mental Disorder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

And only white people can have this disorder. Via The College Fix: A coalition of African-American groups want a Maryland school district to proactively combat racism by declaring it a mental health disorder that results in trauma on the intended victims. The Caucus of African American Leaders approved a measure Tuesday night which noted several []

14:35

The Commonwealth gets extra attention "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some 5,000 participants from government, business and civil society have arrived for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The central theme of the deliberations is Towards a Common Future.

lead Queen Elizabeth hosts Commonwealth Diaspora community at Buckingham Palace, in the lead up to CHOGM this April in London. Jonathan Brady/ Press Association. All rights reserved. Great Britain is known for its grand events and theatre. Magnificent pomp and pageantry awaits the leaders of 53 Commonwealth nations arriving here for their summit. The masters of ornamentalism have pulled out all the stops and a prominent role is being played by the Queen as the head of the Commonwealth, and other royals.

Some 5,000 participants from government, business and civil society have arrived for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The central theme of the deliberations is Towards a Common Future. Their vision is to promote peace, prosperity and democracy.

Providing relief

The Commonwealth has been playing a constructive role over the years by highlighting the problems of the developing countries and small island nations and by providing aid. Concerned British leaders and groups see it as an effective instrument for helping the helpless of the world through aid programmes. It fights malaria, malnutrition and other maladies in the member-countries. It provides relief in the face of natural calamities. Concerned British leaders and groups see it as an effective instrument for helping the helpless of the world through aid programmes.

Some want the Commonwealth to promote democracy and free speech by enforcing these virtues and punishing the offenders even throwing out a member-country straying from the democratic path. Some others feel that the institutions extra emphasis on human rights was driven by cold war considerations.

The business leaders expect every institution to promote commercial interests. So, the Business Forum will have a busy schedule during the summit.

A va...

14:35

Notes on setting up Raspberry Pi 3 as WiFi hotspot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I want to sniff the packets for IoT devices. There are a number of ways of doing this, but one straightforward mechanism is configuring a "Raspberry Pi 3 B" as a WiFi hotspot, then running tcpdump on it to record all the packets that pass through it. Google gives lots of results on how to do this, but they all demand that you have the precise hardware, WiFi hardware, and software that the authors do, so that's a pain.


I got it working using the instructions here. There are a few additional notes, which is why I'm writing this blogpost, so I remember them.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md


Some things didn't work as described. The first is that it couldn't find the package "hostapd". That solution was to run "apt-get update" a second time.

The second problem was error message about the NAT not working when trying to set the masquerade rule. That's because the 'upgrade' updates the kernel, making the running system out-of-date with the files on the disk. The solution to that is make sure you reboot after upgrading.

Thus, what you do at the start is:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get update
shutdown -r now

Then it's just "apt-get install tcpdump" and start capturing on wlan0. This will get the non-monitor-mode Ethernet frames, which is what I want.


14:30

Black Swans & the Blockchain: #Gold Legends Interview w/ Morgan and Neumeyer (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Black Swans & the Blockchain: #Gold Legends Interview w/ Morgan and Neumeyer Video Future Money Trends Video Source

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14:26

Colombia: Floods kill a dozen people and displace 1,000 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Marquez instructed all municipal and regional administrations to activate contingency plans and prepare for possible preventive evacuations. Flooding from persistent rains have claimed the lives of 12 people in Colombia and displaced more than 1,000, EFE has reported. Director general of the National Unit for Risk Management, Carlos Ivan Marquez Perez, told reporters that "flood alerts (have been issued) in the sectors surrounding the Magdalena, Cauca and Atrato rivers." Marquez has instructed all municipal and regional administrations to activate contingency plans and prepare for possible preventive evacuations. "Do not let your guard down, you always have to maintain prevention and care mechanisms," he warned. He added that Narino, Choco, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Antioquia, Santanderes, Boyac, Cundinamarca and the zone of the Coffee Axis, are currently under flood watch following heavy rains on Saturday. The rainy season in Colombia usually lasts until June.

14:26

Democrats scrambling to derail fake news attacks in 2018 races "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 15, 2018 06:32 PM

Updated April 15, 2018 06:32 PM

14:25

NASA-SpaceX live: Heres how to watch the planet-hunting TESS satellite launch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NASA is on the hunt for new planets, and with luck, that journey will begin today. The NASA-funded, MIT-designed Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is hitching a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch is expected to take place today at 6:32 p.m. ET. When TESS

NASA is on the hunt for new planets, and with luck, that journey will begin today. The NASA-funded, MIT-designed Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is hitching a ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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14:24

Rethinking the Twenty-First-Century Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the rise of digital technologies and big data, the global economy is undergoing a fundamental transformation that poses significant challenges to governments and policymakers. Unless tools are developed to measure new sources of value in the real economy, current and future generations' wellbeing will be in jeopardy.

14:22

Brennan goes off the rails again, lashes out at Trump in Twitter screed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In response to a tweet by Donald Trump calling James Comey a "proven LEAKER & LIAR," who "leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted," former Obama CIA director John Brennan fired back - writing that Trump's "kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey." A kakistocracy is a form of government in which the least qualified person is in power. Brennan could have simply used an Idiocracy reference like a normal person, but then we wouldn't know how smart he is.

14:21

Global outrage mounts over Israeli murder of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The killing by an Israeli sniper of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja last Friday at the Gaza fence, even as Murtaja wore a PRESS flak jacket, is drawing international outrage. Not as much outrage as it should draw, to be sure. But it is mounting, and Israel is on the defensive in countless venues. The New York Times has editorialized sternly about Murtaja's killing, the General Federation of Arab Journalists wants the case prosecuted at the International Criminal Court, and the AFP is reporting that Murtaja was detained and beaten by Hamas just three years ago, in a thorough rebuke to the Israeli government's claim that Murtaja was a Hamas officer. The Federation of Arab Journalists will ask "the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel and demand the Palestinian Authority institute a lawsuit at the court" for the shootings of six journalists last Friday, according to a statement from the group. Following "an extraordinary meeting at its Cairo headquarters," the Arab journalists blasted the world's complacence about the attacks.

14:20

BREAKING: One killed as Police, Shiites clash in Abuja (UPDATED) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One person was reportedly killed after members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the police around the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The police have forcefully dispersed Shiites demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. Mr El-Zakzaky has been detained without trial for over two years.   []

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14:19

Papua New Guinea LNG project resumes exports - data "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

reuters.com | April 16, 2018

SINGAPORE, April 16 (Reuters) - A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker has left Papua New Guinea laden with the first export cargo of the supercooled fuel since the countrys giant LNG project resumed production after a major earthquake triggered a shutdown in February, Thomson Reuters Eikon shiptracking data showed on Monday.
The tankers destination wasnt immediately clear, but the resumption of shipments could put pressure on spot LNG prices, traders said.
ExxonMobil Corp restarted output at the project near the capital Port Moresby a fortnight ahead of schedule, its Australian partners said late last week.
ExxonMobil did not immediately reply to an email requesting for comment on the matter.
The 172,000-cubic metre capacity LNG tanker Kumul, custom-built for the PNG LNG project, left the project terminal with a draft of 91 percent, suggesting it is nearly full, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon shiptracking data.
The Kumul unloaded an LNG cargo at the PNG terminal on April 4. It was anchored nearby until April 14, before loading the cargo from the terminal on April 15, the data showed.
ExxonMobil had said in early April that it had imported an LNG cargo to the projects terminal in order ensure tanks at the PNG facilities remained cold.
Meanwhile the 170,000-cubic metre capacity LNG tanker Papua is currently anchored near the Kumul Marine Terminal, while the 165,000-cubic metre capacity LNG tanker Bishu Maru is headed to Port Moresby, the Eikon data showed.

14:16

Israel conducted April 9 strike on Syrian airbase: NYT quotes Israeli military source The Real Next War in Syria: Iran vs. Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) Israel maintained its official silence on Monday over its possible involvement in an April 9 air strike on a Syrian airbase after the New York Times quoted an unnamed Israeli military source as saying Israel had carried out the raid.

Syria and its main ally Russia blamed Israel for the attack, near the city of Homs, which followed reports of a poison gas attack by President Bashar al-Assads forces on the rebel-held town of Douma.

Israel, which has often struck Syrian army locations during its neighbors seven-year civil war, has neither confirmed nor denied mounting the raid. But Israeli officials said the Tiyas air base was being used by troops from Iran and that Israel would not accept such a presence in Syria of its arch foe.

Irans Tansim news agency said seven Iranian military personnel had been killed in the attack, which contributed to a sharp escalation of tensions between the West and Russia.

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Damage at the T4 base in Syria afer the israeli raid.

(The Tiyas strike) was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets both facilities and people, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman quoted the Israeli military source as saying.

Friedman described the seven Iranians killed as members of the Qods Force, a branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps that oversees operations abroad, and one of them as a commander of a drone unit.

Asked about the claim of Israeli responsibility cited in the New York Times article, which was published on Sunday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said: There is no comment at this time.

While acknowledging that it has carried out scores of strikes in Syria against suspect Iranian deployments or arms transfers to Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas, Israel generally does not comment on specific missions.

The attack on Tiyas came days before the United States, Britain and France launched 105 missiles targeting what Washington said were three chemical weapons facilities in Syria in retaliation for the suspected poison gas attack.

Assad has denied using chemica...

14:15

Women Who Watched The X-Files Pursued More Careers In STEM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The phenomenon has been known as The Scully Effectnamed after Gillian Andersons character Dana Scullyand the Geena Davis Institute proved its real.

When The X-Files premiered in 1993, FBI agent and medical doctor Dana Scully was unlike any other woman on television. Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, was equal to, and not just the sidekick of, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). She was sharp, resilient, fiercely intelligent, and working a career that most women hadnt seen themselves in onscreen.

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14:15

Talos experts found many high severity flaws in Moxa EDR-810 industrial routers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security experts at Ciscos Talos group have discovered a total of 17 vulnerabilities in Moxa EDR-810 industrial routers manufactured by Moxa.

The Moxa EDR-810 is an integrated industrial multiport router that implements firewall, NAT, VPN and managed Layer 2 switch capabilities.

These devices are used in industrial environments to protect systems such as PLC and SCADA systems in factory automation and DCS in oil and gas organizations.

Today, Talos is disclosing several vulnerabilities that have been identified in Moxa EDR-810 industrial secure router. reads the security advisory published by Talos.

Moxa EDR-810 is an industrial secure router with firewall/NAT/VPN and managed Layer 2 switch functions. It is designed for Ethernet-based security applications in remote control or monitoring networks. Moxa EDR-810 provides an electronic security perimeter for the protection of critical assets such as pumping/ treatment systems in water stations, DCS systems in oil and gas applications, and PLC/SCADA systems in factory automation.

Researchers have discovered many high severity command injection vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-12120, CVE-2017-12121, CVE-2017-12125, CVE-2017-14432 to 14434) affecting the web server functionality.

Some of the issues discovered by Cisco Talos team could allow an attacker to escalate privileges and obtain a root shell on the target Moxa EDR-810 devices by simply sending specially crafted HTTP POST requests.

TALOS-2017-0472 is an exploitable command injection vulnerability that exists in the web server functionality of Moxa EDR-810. A specially crafted HTTP POST can cause a privilege escalation resulting in attacker having access to a root shell. reads the description for the CVE-2017-12120 flaw.

An attacker may be able to inject OS commands into the ifs= parm in the /goform/net_WebPingGetValue uri to trigger this vulnerability and take control over the targeted device.

Similar is the CVE-2017-12121 that resides in the web server functionality of Moxa EDR-810.

A specially crafted HTTP POST can cause a privilege escalation resulting in attacker having access to a root shell. An attacker can inject OS commands into the rsakey\_name= parm in the /goform/WebRSAKEYGen uri to trigger this vulnerability and take control over the targeted device. continues the analysis published by Talos.

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14:13

Israeli Air Force vet warns escalation over Syria could lead to major conflict "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even though the continued escalation of tensions over the situation in Syria is unlikely to spiral into a full-scale world war, it can still lead to a major regional conflict, Reuven Ben-Shalom, an Israeli Air Force veteran, said. The conflict in Syria remains a source of a major international security concerns as "global powers are at play" there, and some regional actors, such as Israel, who also pursue their own aims in this situation, Ben-Shalom, an Israeli Lieutenant Colonel in Reserve and a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, told RT's Oksana Boyko.

14:11

Ex-FBI Director Comey: Trump morally unfit to be president "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Intellihub editors note: Statements made James Comey on ABCs 20/20 reveal the former FBI Director is a hypocrite. The fact of the matter is, Comey has been involved in the cover up of every major terror attack since the Oklahoma City Bombing. He is as dirty as they get.

Former FBI Director James Comey has accused US President Donald Trump of being morally unfit for the presidency and treating women like pieces of meat in his first television interview since being fired last year.

Speaking to ABCs 20/20 programme, Comey said: The challenge of this president is that he will stain everyone around him.

The television interview on Sunday comes ahead of the release of Comeys book, A Higher Loyalty, on Tuesday.

Via Al Jezeera

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14:11

Corey Goode Update: New Briefings, Mass Arrest Updates, Syria Attacks Hitting Cabal Targets, Military Tribunals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Corey Goode Update | New Briefings, Mass Arrest Updates, Syria Attacks Hitting Cabal Targets, Military Tribunals

04/15/2018

Source: Stillness in the Storm

(Corey Goode) UPDATE: We are finally starting to hear a lot of chatter and are starting to receive a number of briefings after a period of running silent.

Original Source Sphere Being Alliance Facebook

by Corey Goode, April 15th, 2018

We went through a period of weeks where I was told that the Alliance was operational. There were operators from Marine and Army Special Forces that were picking up leaders of MS13 (& foreign intelligence operatives connected) and sending some of them to GITMO in Cuba.

I was told there have been a number of other operations throughout the world by these same US Special Forces Teams. Quite a lot of very disturbing information is poised to be released in the coming weeks and months. I was told to be careful of intel coming in during this recent blackout period due to ongoing operations.

The Alliance was searching for leakers and traitors within their ranks and pulled a few old tricks to identify them. I was told it worked. They release info through different sources that is slightly different and track the leaker by the difference in the Intel Report being circulated.

This means that during that time I should not report what I heard as some of it was disinfo to root out leakers in a counterintelligence operation.

We are also told that elements within both the US and Russian Governments are trying to foment a World War as a distraction....

14:11

Daily Inspiration --- Trees with Agency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trees do most of the things you do, just more slowly. They compete for their livelihoods and take care of their families, sometimes making huge sacrifices for their children. They breathe, eat and have sex. They give gifts, communicate, learn, remember and record the important events of their lives. With relatives and non-kin alike they cooperate...Barbara Kingsolver

14:10

Boris Johnson Warns UK Must Prepare For Russian Retaliation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Britains Foreign Secretary has warned that the UK must take every possible precaution to  protect itself from Russian retaliation following the recent US-UK-French airstrikes on Syria. Boris Johnson made the remarks in an interview with [...]

14:10

What Do We Know About Syria? Next to Nothing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What Do We Know About Syria? Next to Nothing by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds Anyone accepting facts or narratives from any interested party is being played. About the only fact the public knows with any verifiable certainty...

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14:09

Syria missile strikes: based on what evidence? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syria missile strikes: based on what evidence?

Based on what constitutional authority?

by Jon Rappoport

April 16, 2018

Lets see, US Deep State actors from intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, and the Department of State, along with US allies, played a MAJOR role in creating, funding, supplying, and sustaining ISIS, while purportedly doing everything possible to destroy ISIS. No problem. Why should there be a problem? (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Trump and the Pentagon claim the strikes were based on clear evidence President Assads forces used chemical weapons on their own civilian citizens.

The Russians point out that international inspectors were due to investigate the chemical-weapons claims on Saturdayand their findings would have denied Assad chemical attacks took placetherefore, to prevent this embarrassment, the US-led missile attacks were launched one day earlier.

Posted at Washingtonsblog.com:

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
SUBJECT: Evidence Required for Military Decision on Syria

Mr. President,

We the undersigned Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity join a number of other credible experts including former UK Ambassador to Syria, Peter Fordformer UN weapons inspectors and former military officers who are strongly recommending that you obtain and review actual evidence from the site of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, before ordering any military action. We have long brought to light significant evidence questioning the provenance of chemical weapons indicating that rebel forces may have tried to produce and use such toxic agents in Syria.

The main question that arises is, What motive would the Syrian government have to attack its own people when it is enjoying popular support for routing anti-government rebels? Why would it risk Western ire?

Attacks and wars initiated by governments arent prefaced by detailed evidence made available to the people. Presenting the whole story isnt necessary, as far as governments are concerned.

In the US, Congress goes along with the White House. The media go along with the White House.

The last time evidence was rolled outSaddam was developing WMDs, bought uranium from Niger, bought...

14:09

Holy Spirituality within Pine Cone: Immortal Love Existence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wild Balkans - Dance of the starlings

https://youtu.be/xVaSiF2JVqQ



There is a Heavenly level of brilliance, where pure white Holy Spirit innocent children Light Packets form violet mountain ranges. These light packet children mountain ranges break away, as Heavenly responsive children, and fly right through dead parents until a few children light packets drop down at this level of Mortality to form families. Dead parents dim down, and lighten up as well as can be, until at the past instant within Immortal Love existence parents dim down enough the, very children vibrations, that fall down to this Mortal family level altogether, as the, very Karma vibration to mirror-double this death paradigm, until what light dimmed down their Karmic vibration, that brings dead parents down here together.

There is a Mortal Mountain level here, that reflects this process upside down, as a sort of forgiveness fountain on top of every dead parent child enlightening existence level from Heaven together, so here we Mortals have everything backwards, as if dead parents in Heaven are the ones who own children, while no dead parent from the existence pool of enlightening Immortal Love can, ever escape Karmic Light Packet children from Delight Bonding Communion flying through dead parents to, even appear here altogether, already forming from inside Pineal Portal Creative Intelligent Life Immortal Love existence Brilliance.

Dead Parents dont have Mortal children down here, but the opposite is true; Light Packet children fly right through dead parents from the Immortal Life Love-level of enlightening existence violet mountain ranges, that represent Immortal Love Life in the required absence of Mortal family Mother Mafia Money Motive creation-evil where dead parents, already have become the dimming Source, that keep on bringing Karmic Child Light Packets down to their non-existence Mortal Child dimming level. Child Light Packets come from living Immortal Love existence in Heaven and, so do dead parents come from living Immortal Love existence in Heaven with them too.

This dimming level of Brilliance reflects Heavenly fountains of Light Packet children, but upside down Mortal mountains seem as heavy as the ba...

14:08

Choosing Which Desktop Environment to Use With GNU-Linux "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 2016, I included a graph from Layer 3 Networking blog, in a rant about the tendency to put on weight over time that Ive seen in even the most lightweight GNU-Linux DE (Desktop Environment). The blog piece I took that graph from gave a detailed run-down of the lightweight DE ecosystem, as it stood in 2013, which still serves as the most thorough introduction Ive found on the subject.

Being 5 years old now, the graph cant be treated as a true indication of how much RAM more recent versions of these DEs might use. But it does offer an idea of just how different free code DEs are out there, some screenshots of what some of the lighter ones look like installed, and roughly how much RAM a wide range of them use relative to each other. It also gives the exact methods used to make the RAM use comparisons between DEs, which is important to whether their results are a fair comparison, and another reason I still consider this a useful guide despite being five years old.

Obviously, being 2013 data, some of the DEs mentioned are now superseded or defunct (eg E17, Unity) and other newer ones arent mentioned (Artemis, Moksha, Pantheon, Yunity, Zorin etc). Based on the numbers from the graph there, Id say in 2013 you could break DEs down into 3 categories (RAM use numbers assume a freshly booted system running no extra user apps):

  • Small (0-20MB): TinyWM, 9wm, miwm, wm2, dwm, Ratpoison, olvwm, TWM, xmonad/mobar, JWM, i3, Blackbox, Sawfish, IceWM, PekWM, Openbox, Window Maker, awesome, FVWM, Fluxbox, Mutter
  • Medium (20-100MB): E17, LXDE, KWin, Mate, Trinity, XFCE, Cinnamon
  • Bloated (>100MB): Razor-QT, GNOME 3, Unity, KDE

The DEs I describe as bloated are clearly targeted at providing every imaginable widget and performance boost, for users with fairly new hardware, or middle-aged hardware thats been upgraded or is unusually powerful. Unless you are a business with deep pockets, or someone else who upgrades your computer every couple of years so you can always run the newest software, I suggest avoiding the bloated category. That is, if you dont want to end up switching to a lighter DE in a couple of years, as the hardware requirements of the bloated DEs continue to creep up towards the latest hardware.

Cinammon, a fork of GNOME 2 developed for the Mint distro, offers everything the average user needs from a desktop experience, while using significantly less RAM than older and more common DEs like KDE Plasma or GNOME 3. Mate, Mints lightweight DE, uses even less RAM, while still providing a familiar point-and-click des...

14:06

As Israel pushes for West Bank railway, Palestinians brace for more land grabs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

'Its a new apartheid system - a train exclusively for the use of illegal settlers'

14:05

World watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Monday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:05

Nigerians applaud Beyonce for honouring Fela, Chimamanda at Coachella "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some Nigerians on Twitter have applauded the American music star, Beyonce for paying tribute to Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and honouring Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie. Beyonce, who became the first black woman to headline Coachella on Saturday, did so with a two-hour performance and had her band perform a rendition of Felas 1976 []

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14:05

Real-time detection of consumer IoT devices participating in DDoS attacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Could we detect compromised consumer IoT devices participating in a DDoS attack in real-time and do someting about it? A group of researchers Princeton University have presented some encouraging results showing that the first part of that equation can be relatively easily solved. As IoT traffic is often distinct from that of other Internet connected devices and as machine learning has proved promising for identifying malicious Internet traffic, they decided to use these facts to More

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14:03

Jeremy Corbyn says the UK needs 'War Powers Act' after legally questionable Syria strike "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The British opposition leader said his country needs the war powers act to limit government's control over military interventions. After questioning the joint U.S., U.K. and French airstrikes against Syrian government structures, British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he will push for a "war powers act" that would require the British government to seek approval from parliament for any future military actions. In an interview with the BBC Sunday, Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom, reiterated his argument that the U.K. strikes lacked legal basis and an authorization from the United Nations.

14:03

Khloe, Anto and Lolu evicted from BBNaija "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Khloe, Anto and Lolu have been evicted from the Big Brother Naija house during the live eviction show of this season. The three housemates received the least percent of votes compared to fellow nominated housemates Miracle (44.33 per cent ) and Cee C (27.88 percent). Anto faced her second eviction from the show after she []

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14:02

Australian Authorities Charge Woman Over Darkweb Bitcoin Drug Buys "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Australian federal authorities have pinned multiple charges on a 32-year-old Brisbane woman for purchasing illicit drugs from the United Kingdom, using bitcoin. People shouldnt assume the dark web is invisible to Australian agencies warned Australian Border Force (ABF) Queensland regional commander Terry Price while announcing details of a joint-investigation with the Australian Federal Police (AFP)

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14:01

April 17 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1397  Geoffrey Chaucer told the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II.

1492 Spain and Christopher Columbus signed the Capitulations of Santa Fefor his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.

1521 Martin Luther spoke to the assembly at the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings.

1524 Giovanni da Verrazzano reached New York harbour.

1555 After 18 months of siege, Siena surrendered to the Florentine-Imperial army. The Republic of Siena was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

1620 Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame, was born (d. 1700) .

1797  Sir Ralph Abercromby attacked San Juan, Puerto Rico in what became one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America.

1820  The American sealer General Gates was sent to Sydney under guard.

<em>General Gates</em> sent to Sydney under guard

1820 Alexander Joy Cartwright, Inventor of the Modern Game of Baseball, was born (d. 1892).

1837  J. P. Morgan, American financier, was born  (d. 1913) .

1861 American Civil War: Virginia seceded from the United States.

1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Plymouth began.

1865  Ursula Ledchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and saint, founde...

14:00

Now We're Going To Catch All You Little Fockers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




Saturday Max Boot played Captain Obvious in a Washington Post OpEd, Trump is drowning in scandal. He cant focus on Syria. Is that lucky for us? For the Syrians? Like many of us, the bombing raid on Syria is seen strictly as a Wag The Dog moment the regime decided toes if they could pull off.
It tells you something about the chaos engulfing the Trump administration that the U.S. airstrikes on Syria had to jostle for public attention with the voluminous news of the presidents scandals.

Friday began with President Trump labeling his former FBI director an untruthful slime ball. He was responding to James B. Comeys new book, which calls Trump an unethical man untethered to truth. Such invective, both from and against a former FBI director, is unprecedented. But then its also groundbreaking for a former FBI director to say, as he did in an interview released Friday: I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I dont know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013. Its possible, but I dont know.

The purported pee tape Comey was referencing is an unconfirmed portion of the Steele dossier on links between Trump and the Kremlin. The dossier-- a summary of intelligence gathered by former British spy Christopher Steele for Trump opponents, including Hillary Clintons campaign-- received some further validation Friday from a McClatchy report that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has evidence that Trumps private lawyer, Michael Cohen, visited the Czech Republic in the summer of 2016, just as Steele had indicated. Cohen has strongly denied he made the trip.

Friday also brought news that Cohen is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department for a litany of offenses. That same day, the deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee resigned after the disclosure that he had paid $1.6 million in hus...

14:00

MinerEye introduces AI-powered Data Tracker "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MinerEye is launching MinerEye Data Tracker, an AI-powered governance and data protection solution that will enable companies to continuously identify, organize, track and protect vast information assets including undermanaged, unstructured and dark data for safe and compliant cloud migration. Most data tracking and classification technologies categorize data based on descriptive elements such as file size, type, name and location. MinerEye dives deeply into the basic data form to its essence to uncover and categorize More

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14:00

3 Mistakes Youre Making When You Give Constructive Feedback "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When it comes to giving constructive feedback, there is a fine line between helpful and condescending. To avoid crossing that line, stay away from these phrases.

Dishing out constructive criticism isnt quite as tough as being on the receiving end of it. But, lets face itproviding that feedback can still present some challenges.

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13:59

Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators have given the go ahead to trial DNA-splicing therapy.

A destructive blood disorder known as beta thalassaemia, which reduces the production of haemoglobin, could be cured using this therapy.

Haemoglobin carries the oxygen the body needs to its cells and without sufficient amounts those with the disease can be left with bone deformities, anaemia, slow growth, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Scientists at the biotech company Crispr hope that they can alter the bodys code to stop the genetic mutation and restore healthy levels of haemoglobin.

Via Daily Mail
Featured Image: Agnes/Flickr

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13:59

Argentina: Did a 'werewolf' savage two dogs or was it a hoax? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Horrifying footage has emerged of a mysterious creature that has reportedly terrorised a neighbourhood. The unknown animal is said to roam the streets at night and is not shy of confrontation. According to local media reports in Santa Fe, Argentina, the creature has attacked two dogs. They say the large animal killed a German Shepherd and Pitbull before disappearing. But one resident apparently managed to snap a quick pic of the beast.

13:59

New "Omniphobic" Coating Created by University of Michigan Researcher "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A University of Michigan researcher has created a coating that could be used to repel water, oil, and other substances:

In an advance that could grime-proof phone screens, countertops, camera lenses and countless other everyday items, a materials science researcher at the University of Michigan has demonstrated a smooth, durable, clear coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and, yes, peanut butter.

Called "omniphobic" in materials science parlance, the new coating repels just about every known liquid. It's the latest in a series of breakthrough coatings from the lab of Anish Tuteja, U-M associate professor of materials science and engineering. The team's earlier efforts produced durable coatings that repelled ice and water, and a more fragile omniphobic coating. The new omniphobic coating is the first that's durable and clear. Easily applied to virtually any surface, it's detailed in a paper published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Tuteja envisions the new coating as a way to prevent surfaces from getting grimy, both in home and industry. It could work on computer displays, tables, floors and walls, for example.

[...] Ultimately, the team discovered that a mix of fluorinated polyurethane and a specialized fluid-repellent molecule called F-POSS would do the job. Their recipe forms a mixture that can be sprayed, brushed, dipped or spin-coated onto a wide variety of surfaces, where it binds tightly. While the surface can be scratched by a sharp object, it's durable in everyday use. And its extremely precise level of phase separation makes it optically clear.

Just what I needed for my keyboard, VR headset, countertop, toilet bowl, 1 gallon mayonnaise jar, t-shirts, patio deck, sailing ship, the inside of all of my body's cells, and synthetic killer bacteria.

Smooth, All-Solid, Low-Hysteresis, Omniphobic Surfaces with Enhanced Mechanical Durability (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b00521) (DX)

Related: Nissan Testing 'Super-Hydrophobic' and 'Oleophobic' Paint
LiquiGlide Slippery Coating Coming Inside Norwegian Mayo Bottles
Spray-on "Repellent" Could Make Freezers Frost Free


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13:57

Yelp faces a dilemma as Philly Starbucks gets pummeled with one-star reviews "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the wake of a viral video in which two black men were seen being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks as they waited for a friend, the coffee giant is facing fierce criticism and calls for a company-wide boycott. The incident has sparked accusations of racial profiling, and Starbucks itself has deemed it a reprehensible event, with

In the wake of a viral video in which two black men were seen being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks as they waited for a friend, the coffee giant is facing fierce criticism and calls for a company-wide boycott.

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13:56

NYP: Appeal re Serious Sexual Assault in Whitby "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NYP: Appeal re Serious Sexual Assault in Whitby

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information about a serious sexual assault on a woman in Whitby.

The victim, a local woman aged in her 20s, reported that she had been attacked by an unknown man at some time between 3.05am and 6.20am on Sunday 15 April 2018.

She had been on a night out in town and the incident occurred as she was walking from Windsor Terrace onto Esk Terrace.

The suspect is described as a man wearing a dark blue hooded top.

Detectives have conducted enquiries throughout Sunday and have spoken to nearby residents as part of the ongoing investigation.

They are appealing for people to come forward who may have seen the victim and the suspect between 4am and 6:30am on Sunday 15 April 2018 in the Windsor Terrace, Esk Terrace and adjacent streets in Whitby.

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Scarborough Serious Crime Team. Or email the Officer on the Case, DC Jon Kenworthy, at jon.kenworthy@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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13:55

The Globalization Backlash Paradox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today, the very countries that have spent 70 years building multilateral institutions and establishing global trade rules are busy undermining them. In this context, the absence of even a whiff of protest against financial integration demands explanation.

13:53

Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 M3 Released With BSD Improvements, Test Inspector & More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 Milestone 3 is now available for evaluation as the latest step towards the official 8.0-Aremark release due out later this quarter...

13:52

Court remands widower for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Daura Road Chief Magistrates Court, Kaduna, on Monday remanded a 34-year-old widower, Patrick Ben, in prison for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. The Chief Magistrate, Naheed Ibrahim, ordered the remand of the accused pending the receipt of advice from the Ministry of Justice. Ibrahim adjourned the case until May 15, for mention. The accused, []

The post Court remands widower for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl appeared first on Newtelegraph.

13:52

Inflation: statistician cautions politicians, govt against reckless spending "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A statistician, Dr Olusanya Olubusoye, has advised politicians and government at all levels against reckless fiscal spending to prevent inflation ahead of the 2019 elections. Olubusoye, a lecturer at the Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, while reacting []

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13:52

10 Monday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My back to work morning train reads:  Will Booming Earnings Save the Bull Market? (Barrons)  U.S. stock valuations are at multiyear highs and multiyear lows (Marketwatch)  Sorry, But Amazon Isnt Actually Annihilating Retail Jobs (Wired)  Politicos analysis suggests that Trump did, indeed, do worse overall in places where independent media could check his claims (Politico)  Nine

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13:51

Philippines claims Saudi boss forced maid to drink bleach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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President Rodrigo Duterte claims that Arab employers routinely rape their Filipino maids

13:50

Labour releases expert opinion saying Syrian air strikes unlawful "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


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13:48

Theresa May has sidelined and undermined the OPCW "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


On April 14th 2018 Theresa May cynically bypassed parliament and ignored public opinion in order to join forces with the most unpopular and unstable US President in history and launch air strikes in Syria. And she did this in the full knowledge that she was jumping the gun by attacking before the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors could get to Douma and carry out their work.

In doing this she tore up the longstanding convention that British leaders seek democratic approval for military action (unless the UK is under immediate threat) and totally abandoned the principle that it's important for our political leaders to present the evidence to justify our nation's actions.

If the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma was carried out by Assad's forces, then what would have been the harm in allowing the OPCW inspectors to do their work to prove it before the airstrikes were launched?

Surely carefully targeted airstrikes carried out on the basis of a democratic vote, and justified by independent OPCW evidence would have carried vastly more moral authority than rushed airstrikes against inexplicable targets?

When I say inexplicable targets, I'm talking about the destruction of the Barzah Scientific Research Centre near Damascus. Just three weeks before the site was destroyed by airstrikes, the OPCW announced that there was no chemical or biological weapons production at the site. Yet the Tory propaganda machine is trying to pass off this attack as the "targeting of a chemical weapons site".
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13:48

Israel sends ambassador to Amman, nine months after embassy shootings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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13:46

Nerve Agents And The Massaging Of The Belief System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nerve Agents, Food Poisoning, and Pesticides give similar initial symptoms. Gerhard Schrader of I.G.Faben (1936) had reserached and developed; Sarin (1936) (VX) and Tabun(1938). He continued the research and developement into Organophosphates when he transferred to Bayer. Although Tabun had been used in WWI. Further development produced Soman (1944) and Cyclosarin (1949). The G-Series had []

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13:45

This Olympian Is Helping JetBlue Define The Future Of Travel And Hospitality "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bonny Simi has achieved a long list of life goalsbeing a pilot and to be an Olympian among them. Now, shes running JetBlue Technology Ventures, a first-of-its-kind in the travel and hospitality industry investment arm.

When Bonny Simi was 14, wearing overalls and T-shirts and living in a tiny Southern California mountain town, her life was transformed one day in high school by a guest speaker who preached the virtue of setting life goals.

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13:45

ITNJ: Pedophilia Enabled by Professional Secrecy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carine Hutsebaut

Psychotherapist and Criminologist and author on child sex abusers and child murderers. Frequent Expert Witness and profiler for ministries of justice across Europe. Founder of the International Center for Molested and Abducted/Adopted Children. Author of the book, Child Hunters: Requiem of a Childkiller (Xlibris, 2011). Member of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling. Multiple movies have been made on the basis of her work.

White Paper in full text below the fold.

  1. The Eternal Umbrella called: Professional Secret

It is obvious that we cannot do without Professional Secret in some ways. It is unthinkable a suspect is warned by the openly investigation leading to his/her arrest.

When used appropriate it even is not a problem for society. But when the Professional Secret is used to hide things the population is not supposed to find out, there is a huge problem. And that is what we see time over time again. It is not acceptable for several raisons:

  • Parents, family and society are entitled to know what investigators are doing in cases of disappearances, murder or rape of a loved one. Whether it is a child or an adult. As soon as the family has been excluded from the suspect list, they need to be included in the investigation teams. Because they know how their loved ones are and how they react to events, the police does not. Too often we see that the family is considered as a nuisance, the enemy, and that is not exceptable. We PAY them to do their job, so we are entitled to be informed.
  • In many (proven) cases we can see after years that the police did nothing at all. Sometimes the files contain only one paper: the reporting of the disappearance by the family or loved ones.
  • The secrecy also hides blunders, unprofessional behavior, refusal to investigate imporant leads, refusal to question suspects and downright ignorance on behalve of those who are supposed to know how to lead an investigation.
  • Sometimes the secrecy covers up the blockages to hide pressure from above. Pressure to burry an investigation where important people are involved. We have numerous examples of those cases worldwide. Especially in networks and even more where the crimes are used to blackmail interesting people.
  1. The 5.........

13:45

Monday Meslier: 79 A God Who Punishes The Faults Which He Could Have Prevented, Is A Fool, Who Adds Injustice To Foolishness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


What would we say or a father who, we are assured, watches without relaxation over the welfare of his feeble and unforeseeing children, and who, however, would leave them at liberty to go astray in the midst of rocks, precipices, and waters; who would prevent them but rarely from following their disordered appetites; who would permit them to handle, without precaution, deadly arms, at the risk of wounding themselves severely?

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Your host, Jean Meslier

What would we think of this same father, if, instead of blaming himself for the harm which would have happened to his poor children, he should punish them for their faults in the most cruel way? We would say, with reason, that this father is a fool, who joins injustice to foolishness. A God who punishes the faults which He could have prevented, is a being who lacks wisdom, goodness, and equity. A God of foresight would prevent evil, and in this way would be saved the trouble of punishing it. A good God would not punish weaknesses which He knows to be inherent in human nature. A just God, if He has made man,would not punish him for not being strong enough to resist his desires.To punish weakness, is the most unjust tyranny. Is it not calumniating a just God, to say that He punishes men for their faults, even in the present life? How would He punish beings whom He alone could correct,and who, as long as they had not received grace, can not act otherwise than they do?

According to the principles of theologians themselves, man, in his actual state of corruption, can do nothing but evil, for without Divine grace he has not the strength to do good. Moreover, if mans nature,abandoned to itself, of destitute of Divine help, inclines him necessarily to evil, or renders him incapable of doing good, what becomes of his free will? According to such principles, man can merit neither reward nor punishment; in rewarding man for the good he does, God would but recompense Himself; in punishing man for the evil he does, God punishes him for not having been given the grace, without which it was impossible for him to do better.

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This is a typical Meslier attack: he makes a good point and then pr...

13:42

My letter urging Georgia governor to veto anti-hacking bill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

February 16, 2018

Office of the Governor
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334


Re: SB 315

Dear Governor Deal:

I am writing to urge you to veto SB315, the "Unauthorized Computer Access" bill.

The cybersecurity community, of which Georgia is a leader, is nearly unanimous that SB315 will make cybersecurity worse. You've undoubtedly heard from many of us opposing this bill. It does not help in prosecuting foreign hackers who target Georgian computers, such as our elections systems. Instead, it prevents those who notice security flaws from pointing them out, thereby getting them fixed. This law violates the well-known Kirchhoff's Principle, that instead of secrecy and obscurity, that security is achieved through transparency and openness.

That the bill contains this flaw is no accident. The justification for this bill comes from an incident where a security researcher noticed a Georgia state election system had made voter information public. This remained unfixed, months after the vulnerability was first disclosed, leaving the data exposed. Those in charge decided that it was better to prosecute those responsible for discovering the flaw rather than punish those who failed to secure Georgia voter information, hence this law.

Too many security experts oppose this bill for it to go forward. Signing this bill, one that is weak on cybersecurity by favoring political cover-up over the consensus of the cybersecurity community, will be part of your legacy. I urge you instead to veto this bill, commanding the legislature to write a better one, this time consulting experts, which due to Georgia's thriving cybersecurity community, we do not lack.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
Robert Graham
(formerly) Chief Scientist, Internet Security Systems


13:42

BBNaija: Again, Miracle wins N200,000 wager "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Big Brother Naija housemate, Miracle has won again, after he emerged winner of the Double Wahala final wager challenge. The lucky BBNiaja housemate had earlier emerged winner of the seasons Payporte arena games challenge with a prize of N1 million. He also won the Pepsi Challenge carting away the sum of N1 million. Miracle was []

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13:41

BREAKING: EFCC charges Globacom with $6.7m fraud "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, before the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja for an alleged fraud of $6,786,674.61. Globacom was charged alongside its Indian Chief Marketing Officer, Ashok Israni, who was listed as the first defendant in the case. The one-count filed before Justice A.O. []

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13:41

Against Anti-Dogmatism, or, Adult Neurogenesis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When I was in college, everybody knew that the adult brain added no new neurons. This notion went back to the early twentieth century. In 1928, Santiago Ramn y Cajal, one of the fathers of modern neuroscience, wrote:

Once development was ended, the founts of growth and regeneration ... dried up irrevocably. In the adult centers the nerve paths are something fixed, ended and immutable. Everything must die, nothing may be regenerated.
Then, in the 1980s, evidence began to emerge that contradicted this theory. It started with mice, which everyone now agrees continue to create new neurons in adulthood. Then there were hints of new brain cells in adult humans, first in the hypothalamus and then in the rest of the brain.

Starting around 2000, a whole wave studies found more evidence for adult neurogenesis, and began to tie it to all sorts of other ideas. One study suggested that stress blocked neurogenesis, and that this caused depression. Others found that living an enriched life stimulated neurogenesis. And then the cascade: sex stimulates neurogenesis, running stimulates neurogenesis, listening to music stimulates neurogenesis.

These studies were not accepted by all neurologists; some found the new work unconvincing. Thus a scientific fight broke out, and the authors of the new, pro-neurogenesis studies were not shy about mocking their opponents:
A milestone is marked in our understanding of the brain with the recent acceptance, contrary to early dogma, that the adult nervous system can generate new neurons. One could wonder how this dogma originally came about, particularly because all organisms have some cells that continue to divide, adding to the size of the organism and repairing damage.
So the idea that adult human brains produce no new cells was a "dogma," and we all know there's nothing worse than that. It is the job of all right-thinking people to overthrow dogma wherever we find it, and replace it with proper science that promotes mental growth in maturity, running, sex, and all other Good Things.

This week a new salvo came out from the no adult neurogenesis side, and it seems to be a very powerful attack. Ed Yong has a good summary:
In a new study, and one of the biggest yet, a team led by Arturo Alvarez-Buylla at the University of California at San Francisco completely...

13:39

Protesters Gather Across The US To Condemn Syria Airstrikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anti-war protesters have again held demonstrations across several US cities to condemn the US-led airstrikes on Syria, where the government is fighting foreign-backed terrorists. There were protests in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Oakland [...]

13:39

Starbucks apologizes for calling police on two black men for not ordering anything, men were cuffed and arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following accusations of racial profiling, the CEO of Starbucks has promised to personally meet two men arrested at one of the coffee giant's stores for a "face-to-face apology." Kevin Johnson, who has been in the top job a year, apologized on Sunday after two men were reportedly escorted from a Starbucks caf by police in Philadelphia. According to eyewitness Melissa DePino, who filmed the incident at the Spruce Street store last week, Starbucks staff called police on two black men waiting at a table for a friend without ordering. "The police were called because these men hadn't ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing," she posted online. "All the other white people are wondering why it's never happened to us when we do the same thing."

13:39

Sisi takes flak for 'plastic missiles' speech slip in Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Egyptian president misspoke while addressing Arab League summit on Sunday

13:37

About 13,000 attended a march through Berlins inner city... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



About 13,000 attended a march through Berlins inner city to protest against rising rents and gentrification. they urged the polititians to act and stated that housing shouldnt be a ware intended to make the highest possible profits. 04/14/2018.
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#berlin #widersetzen #b1404 #gentrification #housing #eviction #rally #demonstration #reportage #blackandwhite #photojournalism #documentary #photography #photo #streetsofberlin #berlineransichten #berlinstagram #photooftheday #latergram #schwarzweiss

13:36

Trump invites Buhari to Washington DC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Muhammadu Buhari will be the guest of US President Donald Trump at the White House on April 30. Trump is expected to discuss issues such as promoting economic growth and fighting terrorism with Buhari. The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigerias economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa []

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13:30

We Need Bigger Cities, But We Also Need Unique Cities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you dont want processed food, why do you want processed cities? asks architect Vishaan Chakrabarti.

Think of the pedestrian bridges of Venice, or the steep, tiled streets of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Or the winding back alleys of Hong Kong, and the intricate apartment buildings of Paris.

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13:30

Rebecca Campbell: Trump Administration Closed Down 73% of Online Sex Trafficking with One Move "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rebecca Campbell

PedoGate Indictment Unsealed 73% Of Suspected Child Trafficking Reports Involved Backpage And The Trump Administration Shut Them Down

The fact that NCMEC reported that 73% of the suspected child trafficking reports it receives from the public involved Backpage, highlights the sheer scope of what the Trump administration has just done in one year, to eradicate child sex trafficking by doing exactly as promised and putting the power of federal government behind the effort.

Read full article with vital details and additional links.

13:30

Student develops wearable technology aimed to prevent sexual assault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Daily Mail: A University of Alabama masters student has developed an unusual tool to combat sexual assault: a bracelet. The device monitors wearers vital signs and can pick up on changes that would signal being under attack. The smart Continue reading

13:30

The Latest Face-Off With Putin And Whats To Come. (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Latest Face-Off With Putin And Whats To Come. Video We Are Change In this video, Luke Rudowski joins Jason Bermas from overseas and breaks down the craziness happening globally right now and where it is all headed Video...

The post The Latest Face-Off With Putin And Whats To Come. (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:30

Hailstones of the size of cricket balls damage hundreds of houses in Meghalaya, India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hailstones of the size of cricket balls accompanied by heavy rain and thunder damaged hundreds of Assam-type houses at Shangpung, Nangbah and the adjoining areas in West Jaintia Hills on Sunday afternoon. Around seven hundred houses were damaged in Shangpung alone. Sources informed that the incident occurred around 2 pm. Rain accompanied by small hailstones also affected the Seng Khihlang Lympung at Sabahmuswang, Thadlaskein as most of the faithful had to take shelter either under a tree or inside their vehicle.

13:30

15 Preparation Ideas for Your Next IoT Edge Project "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Insight and knowledge from extensive experience in successful IoT edge device development.

This paper shares 15 planning ideas that limit frustration and save time and money throughout the course of your IoT edge device development process.  Valuable advice is supplied by Mentor, an electronics design organization with decades of embedded systems experience.

13:29

Frantiek Kupka "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Frantiek Kupka (1871-1957) was a Czech artist who spent most of his adult life in Paris. During his long career he painted in many different styles. The works you are mostly likely to see online are symbolist paintings and engravings done around 1900; this is one of two works titled The Path of Silence, 1903.

Kupka trained at the Academy of Painting in Prague; according to the biographies at the Guggenheim and Centre Pompidou his early works were historical scenes in a realistic style. I suppose they look like this, A Papal Ceremony, which is dated 1904.

But certainly the first famous works are the Symbolist pieces. The Black Idol (Resistance), 1903.


13:28

Sexual Crimes by Psychiatrists 37 Times Greater than Rapes in General Community "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Psychiatrist molest children

Victims of therapist sexual abuse encouraged to speak out during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by CCHR International
The Mental Health Industry Watchdog
April 4, 2018

READ MORE AT HEALTH IMPACT NEWS

With studies showing an average of 6 to 10 percent of psychiatrists and psychologists sexually abusing their patients, including children as young as three, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is encouraging victims of such abuse to contact it and speak out.[1]

Coinciding with April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, CCHR also launched a petition calling for uniform laws to prosecute sexual harassment and assault of mental health patients, calling the problem catastrophic. Read More

13:26

Multiple vulnerabilities in Jenkins plugins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Daniel Beck on Apr 16

Jenkins is an open source automation server which enables developers around
the world to reliably build, test, and deploy their software. The following
releases contain fixes for security vulnerabilities:

* Email Extension 2.62
* Google Login 1.3.1
* HTML Publisher 1.16
* S3 Publisher 0.11.0

Summaries of the vulnerabilities are below. More details, severity, and
attribution can be found here:
https://jenkins.io/security/advisory/2018-04-16/

We...

13:25

The Facebook Trials: Its Not Our Data "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Facebook, Google and other tech companies are accused of stealing our data or at least of using it without our permission to become extraordinarily rich. Now is the time, say the critics, to stand up and take back our data. Ours, ours, ours.

In this way of thinking, our data is like our lawnmower and Facebook is a pushy neighbor who saw that our garage door was open, took our lawnmower, made a quick buck mowing peoples lawns, and now refuses to give our lawnmower back. Take back our lawnmower!

The reality is far different.

What could be more ours than our friends? Yet I have hundreds of friends on Facebook, most of whom I dont know well and have never met. But my Facebook friends are friends. We share common interests and, most of the time, Im happy to see what they are thinking and doing and Im pleased when they show interest in what Im up to. If, before Facebook existed, I had been asked to list my friends, I would have had a hard time naming ten friends, let alone hundreds. My Facebook friends didnt exist before Facebook. My Facebook friendships are not simply my datathey are a unique co-creation of myself, my friends, and, yes, Facebook.

Some of my Facebook friends are family, but even here the relationships are not simply mine but a product of myself and Facebook. My cousin who lives in Dubai, for example, is my cousin whether Facebook exists or not, but I havent seen him in over twenty years, have never written him a letter, have never in that time shared a phone call. Nevertheless, I can tell you about the bike accident, the broken arm, the X-ray with more than a dozen screwsI know about all of this only because of Facebook. The relationship with my cousin, therefore, isnt simply mine, its a joint creation of myself, my cousin and Facebook.

Facebook hasnt taken our datathey have created it.

Facebook and Google have made billions in profits, but its utterly false to think that we, the users, have not been compensated. Have you checked the price of a Facebook post or a Google search recently? More than 2 billion people use Facebook every month, none are charged. Google performs more than 3.5 billion searches every day, all for free. The total surplus created by Facebook and Google far exceeds their profits.

Moreover, its the prospect of profits that has led Facebook and Google to invest in the technology and tools that have created our data. The more difficult it is to profit from data, the less data there will be. Proposals to require data to be portable miss...

13:22

Capital One: Open Source in a Regulated Environment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most people know Capital One as one of the largest credit card companies in the U.S. Some also know that were one of the nations largest banksnumber 8 in the U.S. by assets. But Capital One is also a technology-focused digital bank that is proud to be disrupting the financial services industrythrough our commitment to cutting edge technologies and innovative digital products. Like all U.S.

13:18

Russias response? Warships loaded with tanks and military supplies spotted leaving Turkey for Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian warships loaded with tanks have been spotted leaving Turkish waters headed for Syria. It comes as the world awaits Vladimir Putins response to airstrikes on Assads chemical weapons programme carried out by the US, UK and France. One of the tanks has a Pelena-6 communications jammer installed Putin is expected to order payback in []

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13:16

Over 1,500 houses damaged, crops devastated as hailstorms hit northern Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest. Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam's northern mountainous region on Saturday evening, damaging houses and destroying crops. In the northeastern province of Bac Kan, authorities said that over 1,000 houses had been damaged in an hour-long hailstorm that bombarded three districts with hailstones of up to three centimeters (1.2 inches) in diameter, the size of a grape, according to local media.

13:15

On the Reaction to the U.S. Strike in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are stirrings of an imperative anti-war movement in the wake of the U.S. strike on Syria, but mostly the Pentagon controlled the message, says Gilbert Doctorow.

13:13

IG Report Proves Andrew McCabes Firing Was Justified "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ever since former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe was fired, McCabe and his Democrat supporters have maintained it was politically motivated. On Friday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, a holdover from the Obama administration, released a long-awaited report that proves beyond doubt McCabe was fired for cause.

The 39-page report consists of four main sections:

  • Introduction and Summary of Findings
  • Relevant Statutes, Policies, and Practices
  • Factual Findings
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG) Analysis

In the introductory section, the IG explained why this investigation was initiated. The FBIs Inspection Division (INSD) initially opened an investigation to determine whether information the Wall Street Journal published in an October 30 article was an unauthorized leak and, if so, who was its source. After the INSD became concerned that McCabe might be the source, it referred the investigation to OIG on August 31, 2017.

This report shows McCabe was fired for cause based on two main findings: lack of candor and unauthorized leaking. What he told investigators may also contradict what former FBI director James Comey testified before Congress, and indicates Obamas Justice Department pressured the FBI during its investigation of Hillary Clinton.

The Report Says This Guy Lied Three Times

With respect to lack of candor, the report listed four instances on pages 4-5 and again with more detail on pages 15-21 with dates, times, and McCabes own testimony, both under oath and not:

  1. Shortly after the WSJ article, McCabe made statements that led Comey to believe McCabe had not authorized the disclosure to a WSJ reporter and did not know who did.
  2. On May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI agents from INSD, McCabe told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did.
  3. On July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe stated: (a) that he was not aware of FBI special counsel Lisa Page having been authorized to speak to reporters around October 30 and (b) that, because he was not in Washington DC on October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Page was or what she was doing at that time. However, text messages between McCabe and Page revealed they maintained close contact the entire time Page....

13:13

James Comeys Book Reveals He Has A Lot In Common With Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to promote his new memoir A Higher Loyalty, which gives his perspective on Russias involvement in the 2016 election, the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and his bitter relationship with President Trump that ultimately ended with his firing.

In the book, he attempts to embarrass Trump by sharing the presidents concern about the dossier regarding the salacious, unsubstantiated allegation of a pee tape and making fun of Trumps height, the size of his hands, and use of tanning goggles all while comparing him to a mob boss. And no, this book wasnt written by Michael Wolff.

If there is anything new to learn from Comey, its what he had to say about his botched handling of the email investigation. He said he worried the Department of Justice would screw around as to whether Clinton should be prosecuted. Comey hinted that publicly unknown damaging material about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch would have cast serious doubt in her handling of the Clinton probe. He also admitted that he relied on polls in his decision to reopen the investigation days before the election, as he feared the eventual Clinton presidency would be considered illegitimate.

Comey became a polarizing figure specifically because of his handling of the Clinton investigation. Republicans were outraged when he let her off the hook during that infamous July press conference, and Democrats were outraged when he reopened the investigation. By his own admission, Comey politicized his role as FBI director. Despite the controversy that went into his firing, it was certainly deserved.

But with the release of his new book, Comey is showing that he has a lot in common with the woman his agency investigated for more than a year. A Higher Loyalty is meant for him to set the record straight about what happened during his tenure heading the FBI. Hillary Clintons book What Happened was also meant to set the record straight as to why Trump won the election instead of her. Both books ended up being self-righteous, anti-Trump revenge porn.

As Comey determined back in 2016, Clinton was extremely careless with her handling of classified informationbut so was he. While she had classified and top secret emails on an unsecure server, Comey leaked memos about his conversations with President Trump to the press in retaliation for his firing, which ultimately led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Comey and Clinton both had the luxury of being shielded by the mainstream media. 2016 set a dangerous precedent that a former secretary of state can abuse her power while in office and not be held accountable simply because journalists vehemently opposed her GOP rival.

Comey had a love-hate relationship with the media. When he first announced he wasnt going....

13:13

Why A Quiet Place Might Be An Instant Classic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When a horror fan sees a list of names like Hitchcock, Argento, Carpenter, and Craven, it conjures the same feelings of admiration as names like Bach, Handel, and Beethoven or Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Monet. In recent years horror fans have been forced to add more names to an ever-growing list of masters, such as James Wan and Mike Flanagan.

Krasinski has quietly been establishing himself as a filmmaker for the last ten years or so. This is only his third directorial credit for a feature film, and the first time he has done anything in the sci-fi and horror genres. Yet he is right at home. A Quiet Place is by far the best horror film of 2018 so far and it might be the best overall film as well.

That isnt saying much, since we only just exited the first quarter, but it has considerably raised the bar for the rest of the year. This film is bigger than 2018. It really seems like an instant classic, and not just of its genre.

A Life of Total Silence

There are numerous reasons for this, but the primary one is simply that there has never been a film quite like it. The trailers revealed its premise, so discussing that shouldnt spoil too much. At some point, the earth became infested with monsters that only respond to sound. So now everything humans do needs to be quietnot silent, just quiet.

Loud noises draw murderous attention from the blind, bloodthirsty creatures terrorizing the planet. So humans walk barefoot, mark paths around squeaky floorboards, and use sign language instead of speech. This premise effects every detail of the film, from wardrobe design to not using doors. Seeing this premise executed so consistently is a bit overwhelming because we do not think about how big a role sound plays in our lives. It is present in pretty much every moment of everything we do.

Of course there are obvious comparisons to last years excellent It Comes at Night. Both films are dystopic horror based around a nuclear family trying to survive in a ruined world. So both deal profoundly with political philosophy, specifically the state of nature.

Hobbes Versus Tocquevillian Horror

Along these lines Paul Cantor has pointed out that zombie media can basically be divided into two groups: Hobbesian and Lockian. These explore the state of nature but give completely different analysis. The George Romero and World War Z branch is Hobbesian, claiming that anarchy results from government breakdown. The Walking Dead strand is essential...

13:13

Trumps Syria Strategy: For One Night Only! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump has announced American air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria, in partnership with Britain and France. The airstrikes are for one night only, supposedly targeting the heart of Syrias chemical weapons program, though the Department of Defense acknowledged that the Syrian government most likely retained some ability to again attack its own people with chemical agents.

Deterring chemical weapons use seems to be the one and only strategic purpose of the strike: We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents. So the United States and its allies are just enforcing the Geneva Convention prohibition against chemical weapons.

But this runs us up against the whole win and go home dilemma. In wanting to keep our mission in Syria very narrowso he can authorize a single night of air strikes and declare mission accomplishedTrump is avoiding the task of forming the kind of larger, sustained strategy that actually produces results. Sen. Lindsey Graham gets it right on the short-range focus of this current effort.

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), an influential member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Saturday that the strikes reflected an overt policy decision to be the chemical weapons police and no more.

The administration does have a strategyand its to withdraw from Syria as quickly as possible, he said in a statement, critiquing a hands-off policy that he said would strengthen the hands of Russia and Iran, both key Syrian allies. Ignoring the situation in Syria, simply sayingNot Our Problemwas a losing strategy when President Obama adopted it five years ago. And its a losing strategy still today.

The reason we need a carefully chosen long-term strategy is that were trying to undo the consequences of the previous administrations stubborn neglect of American interests. As President Trump noted, In 2013, President Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syrias chemical weapons. Assads recent attackand todays responseare the direct result of Russias failure to keep that promise....

13:12

This American Lifes Reporters Dont Understand This American Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The most recent episode of NPRs This American Life continues a line of liberal laments that the legislative process does not work, and blames most of that ineffectiveness on a single source: Donald Trump. (Shocker there.)

But the idea of removing Trump to Make Congress Great Again doesnt hold up to scrutiny. Even if it did, such a development would not comport with the Framers design of our government, which put the deliberative in deliberative process far more than the modern-day Left would prefer.

The episode follows the trials and travails of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) as he seeks to pass legislation codifying privileges for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump announced last fall that he would end Barack Obamas executive action on DACA, leaving Congress to find a solution through legislative means. Flake and his colleagues want to enact legislation replacing Obamas unilateral declaration that his administration would not apply current law to DACA recipients living in the country illegally.

This American Life correspondent Zoe Chace laments that the popularity of DACAwhich covers individuals brought to the United States illegally as childrenhas impeded its enactment into law. She thinks lawmakers have used its popularity

as a spoonful of sugar to make tougher immigration measures easier to swallowstuff like border security, restricting visas, or on the Democrat side, legalizing even more immigrants. Thats the curse of DACA. The most valuable thing about it, on Capitol Hill anyway, is the possibility that it could be used to pass other stuff. So even though were a democracy, even though 80% of the country wants DACA, the country doesnt get what it wants because theres no incentive for Congress to just put it to a straight up or down vote.

Having castigated Congress for using DACA to pass other stuff, Chace spends much of the episode highlighting Flakes attempts to use other stuffnamely, tax reformto pass DACA.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Chace calls Flake the most powerful senator in Congress right now. Having announced his retirement, Flake has no political constituency to appease. That dynamic, combined with the current Senate split of 50 Republicans and 49 DemocratsRepublican John McCain is recovering from cancer treatment in his home state of Arizonaat first blush gives Flake significant leverage.

But the old saying how looks can be deceiving applies on several levels. First, if Flake has enormous leverage due to the 50-49 Senate split, so does every other Republican senator. In f...

13:12

Why Films Like Ready Player One Outpace Hatred For Nostalgia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ready Player One, the new film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the mega-selling sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline, is set in 2045, when most of the wretched, catastrophe-rocked globe is entranced by a massive online simulation called The Oasis. You enter this virtual reality via Google-glass-like specs, to assume an avatars alternate identity and engage in a life of adventure and conquest that is the stuff of dreams. It could be today.

The Oasis is the creation of one James Halliday (Mark Rylance), a kinda sorta Steve Jobs, and creative partner Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg, or Steve Wozniak, take your pick). When the great, reclusive Halliday dies, he leaves behind Anoraks Quest: a game to find three keys that unlock a mystery at the heart of The Oasis, named for Hallidays online identity: Anorak the magician. The first to discover that mystery, or Easter Egg, as these hidden treasures buried in games (and movies) are known, wins the entire thing: The Oasis and Hallidays multibillion-dollar fortune. Basically, you become the king of the universe, a god among men.

Battling Gunters (short for Egg hunters) around the world for the Egg is the evil corporation (is there ever any other kind?) Innovative Online Industries (IOI), which wants to own The Oasis to monetize it. Boo! The hero of this tale is Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), an orphaned teen desperate to flee his pitiful life in The Stacks, a vertical trailer park, where he lives with a none-too-cuddly aunt and her physically abusive boyfriend.

Wades avatar Parzival shares this adventure with friends Aech, Sho, Daito, and Art3mis, a Lara Croft type with whom he is smitten. Wade has never met the flesh-and-blood counterparts to these avatars. For all he knows, Ar3mis (pronounced as if the 3 were an e), as Aech expresses it, is a 300-pound dude who lives in his mommas basement in suburban Detroit. And her name is Chuck.

Visual Tsunami Overwhelms Thin Characters

The film plays fast and loose with aspects of the book, and not necessarily for the better (although the novel has its own plot problems). The film seems in quite the rush to get to its climax: the final showdown between our gang of young Gunters and the money-hungry, power-mad IOI CEO Nolan Sorrento and his corporate drones, who 24/7 feed him clues to Hallidays life to aid his quest for the Egg.

Wade and his team do finally meet in the flesh (a series of reveals more satisfyingly depicted in the book) and learn that working together gives them a better chance of winning than treating each other as rivals. The film is a textured, multilayered live-action/motion-capture visionscape that represents the 71-year-old Spielberg, who contributed more than his fair share to the 80s pop culture that hes here celebrating. Its visual aspects show Spielberg and frequent collaborator...

13:12

6 Reasons Raising Kids Costs Less Than You Think "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Families in developed countries are having fewer children and women are putting off having kids until later in life, bringing Americas fertility rate to an all-time low. If youre among the many U.S. couples intimidated by the costs of raising a family or hesitant about whether you can have another baby, you can worry a little less. The cost of raising a child might not be as high as you think.

1. Insurance Plans Differ on Maternity Coverage

The cost of childbirth can be intimidating to prospective parents, especially since medical expenses are opaque and depend on a number of factors. With employer-provided insurance, average out-of-pocket costs for vaginal delivery were $2,244 (12 percent of the total cost), and costs for C-section delivery were $2,669 (10 percent of the total cost) in 2013, according to a study by Truven Health Analytics.

That data is consistent with the rule of thumb that insurance typically covers about 90 percent of the cost of a hospital birth. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, all individual plans and employer-based insurance plans must offer maternity benefits. If youre covered by Medicaid, as are nearly half of all U.S. births, your out-of-pocket costs will be zero, or close to it.

For prospective parents who dont use Medicaid, insurance plans are not all equally cost-effective in the long run. Forecasting your expenses can help determine what plan is most cost-effective for your family. Before our first child, we settled on a health savings account (HSA) plan. Although initial birth costs were higher (around $4,500) and deductibles and copays are higher, weve more than made up the difference through lower premiums in the 16 months since her birth.

Out-of-pocket costs might be less than youd expect, since HSAs can negotiate set rates with providers that are lower than the sticker price. Its important to forecast costs and make a decision based on as accurate an assessment as possible, though. An HSA wont be right for every family, but its worth looking into as a cost-effective way of paying for family health expenses.

But delivery costs are only the beginning of nearly two decades of expenses, and health care costs only make up about 9 percent of them, by government estimates. How much does raising a kid typically cost, and can you reasonably pay less than that to raise healthy, well-educated, and well-adjusted kids? Ye...

13:12

New Yorker To Christians: We Dont Want Your Kind Around Here "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chick-fil-A, that alluring purveyor of delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, has long been a target in certain quarters. These criticisms have nothing to do with the addictiveness of the chains food (a shame, really, because this is a real problem), but its perceived political stances. Most such attacks have stemmed from the chains indirect donations to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, and from CEO Dan Cathys comments on the subject.

Conservatives are certainly no strangers to boycott campaigns, and consumers have every right to register their values through market activity. Indeed, shortly after this blowup, Chick-fil-A largely stopped making such donations. Youd be forgiven for thinking the storm had passed.

That makes this recent New Yorker article by Dan Piepenbringmemorably entitled Chick-fil-As Creepy Infiltration of New York Cityall the more incoherent. According to Piepenbrings screed, which lacks content beyond Ewww-These-People-Arent-Like-Me, Chick-fil-As arrival in the Big Apple raises questions about what we expect from our fast food, and to what extent a corporation can join a community. Evidently, Piepenbring cant understand why the restaurant is so popular with NYC residents, given the citys progressive political and social leanings. How can this be?

Why People Keep Buying Chick-fil-A

Since hes having trouble grasping this, Ill help him out. First of all, Chick-fil-A food is delicious, as anyone whos ever tasted an Original Chicken Sandwich or a Chicken Biscuit well knows. Second, Chick-fil-A is beneficial to communities because it treats its workers well and screens its franchisees rigorously, ensuring a high standard of quality across all the chains restaurants.

Third, Chick-fil-A is a pleasant environment because its employees are friendly and respectful and its facilities are spotless. Also, for what its worth, when pressed about perceived anti-LGBT stances, the restaurant focused its donations elsewhere. So, by any sensible standard, Chick-fil-A should be a model company for any progressive interested in workers rights and community reinvestment. What more could Chick-fil-A do to be one of the good guys?

But Piepenbring is having none of it. In perhaps the articles most ludicrous segment, he criticizes Chick-fil-As cow-driven advertising campaigns by asking why Americans fell in love with an ad in which one farm animal begs us to kill another in its place. Most restaurants take pains to distance themselves from the brutalities of the slaughterhouse; Chick-fil-A invites us to go along with the....

13:11

Not Only Did Paul Ryan Not Fix Entitlements, He Made Them Worse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Upon news of House Speaker Paul Ryans retirement Wednesday, liberals knew to attack him, but didnt know exactly why. Liberal Politico columnist Michael Grunwald skewered Ryans hypocrisy on fiscal discipline:

Ryans support for higher spending has not been limited to defense and homeland security. He supported Bushs expansion of prescription drug benefits, as well as the auto bailout and Wall Street bailout during the financial crisisRyan does talk a lot about reining in Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, for which hes routinely praised as a courageous truth-teller. But hes never actually made entitlement reform happen. Congress did pass one law during his tenure that reduced Medicare spending by more than $700 billion, but that law was Obamacare, and Ryan bitterly opposed it.

For the record, Ryan opposed Obamacare because, as he repeatedly noted during the 2012 campaign, the law raided Medicare to pay for Obamacare. (Kathleen Sebelius, a member of President Obamas cabinet, admitted the law used Medicare spending reductions to both save Medicare and fund health care reform.)

That said, as I noted last March, he and other Republicans made exactly zero attempt to undo Obamacares raid on Medicare as part of repeal-and-replace legislation. Regardless, the Politico article, titled Paul Ryans Legacy of Red Ink, generally labeled him as ineffective, or worse, hypocritical, at reducing spending.

Compare that with a Vox article, titled Paul Ryans Most Important Legacy is Trumps War on Medicaid: [Paul] Ryans dreams are alive and well. Through work requirements and other restrictions, President Donald Trump could eventually oversee the most significant rollback of Medicaid benefits in the programs 50-year history. It goes on to talk about how the administration is carrying on Ryans Medicaid-gutting agenda.

Which is it? On fiscal discipline, is Ryan an incompetent hypocrite, or a slash-and-burn maniac throwing poor people out on the streets? As in most cases, reality contains nuance. Several caveats are in order.

First, Ryans budgets always contained magic asterisks. As the Los Angeles Times noted in 2012, the bud...

13:11

You Need To Do A Lot More Than Voting To Be A Good Citizen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shortly after becoming engaged, my lovely wife and I visited Budapest, where one day we ventured out to the grand central market. Although we both have ancestors who fled Hungary when the Soviets crushed the 1956 uprising, neither of us speaks Hungarian. When shopkeepers only knew a little English, we would sometimes try her German or my Spanish, but the merchants usually knew only a bit of those as well. Years of language education served us no better than elementary English did.

I recalled this vignette after reading Kevin Williamsons March column on rational ignorance, politics, and (of course) Donald Trump. As Williamson reminds us, ignorance is often a rational response to our finitude. Because our time and minds are limited, not learning things is often quite reasonable.

Thus, while learning French is a good thing, he declares that not learning it is rational, since there are other uses of my time and resources that better serve my overall ends in life. While I would like to be a multilingual scholar and man of the world who reads Cicero and Nietzsche in the original languages, I have allowed those skills to atrophy. English is the current lingua franca and there are many excellent translations available.

The same reasoning may be applied to politics. For most people the effort required to understand politics and policy is disproportionate to their ability to influence them. Unless one enjoys that sort of thing, it is rational to ignore politics, or to align with a party that seems to generally fit ones views, even if one does not understand all the issues. And people who mostly care about only a few issues may align with interest groups, and follow their lead in supporting a party.

Even political junkies do this. The passionate and informed health-care policy wonk may ignore nuclear power plant regulations, or trade policy in Southeast Asia, or legal debates over Chevron deference. These are important issues, but we are finite beings, and not even a devoted genius could hope to master all of public policy. And many of those who do follow politics are paying attention only for daily hits of rage.

We are all rationally ignorant of many things, even those relating to our interests and passions. But it is one thing for a guitar player to not understand the physics of circuit design in a tube amplifier; it is another for a free citizen to not know the basics of the government he or she is part of. The former is rational ignorance, the latter is abdication. The difference is self-rule. In the United States, the people are the sovereign. We are not meant to simpl...

13:11

Women Talk About How Tax Cuts Are Already Improving Their Lives "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) doesnt affect tax returns filed for 2017 (due this week), Americans already have a lot to celebrate about the new tax law. Independent Womens Voice asked women to share on social media how tax reform had affected them, and many women did. Their stories ought to be told.

First, there were the increased paychecks for people like Rebecca, Brianna, Laura, and Debra. Rebecca told us she had reservations about President Trump, but was nevertheless excited that tax reform will benefit her family significantly. Brianna said shes getting $234 more in each paycheck, for a total of $2,808 per year. Debra told us shes keeping $300 more of her money each paycheck, for a total of $3,600 per year. Laura estimates her annual savings to be $4,500!

Several parents tweeted how they planned to spend these new resources on their children: new basketball shoes, ballet lessons, healthier food, new appliances, and defraying the cost of medical bills, car payments, gasoline, and daycare. One mom even tweeted she could now afford airfare to visit her 20-year-old son, who is stationed in a faraway state with the U.S. Army.

Why did so many American workers see a boost to their paychecks? The Tax Cuts and Job Act cut tax rates for every income bracket. Before the TCJA, Americans fil...

13:10

Forget Pullbacks, Silver Price Set To Skyrocket 46X! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Forget Pullbacks, Silver Price Set To Skyrocket 46X! from King World News As the world edges closer to war, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE and historic moves in currencies, told King World News...

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13:08

Lightning strikes kill 10 people and 12 cattle across Karnataka, India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ten people were killed and six injured in lightning strikes in separate incidents in Yadgir, Raichur and Vijayapura districts on Sunday. The lightning strikes also killed 12 cattle in Yadgir. Many parts of North Karnataka and Hyderabad received rainfall coupled with thunderstorms. Hailstorms were also reported from many places. Yadgir district alone reported death of six people due to lightning. In Halgera village, 35-year-old Kumar and Murgesh (30) died on the spot when lightning hit them. Four people who were with the victims suffered injuries and have been admitted to a government hospital in Yadgir.

13:04

Solanges New Art Installation Is Also A Pretty Amazing Uniqlo Ad "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Grammy award-winning artists Metatronia exhibit in Los Angeles is actually a collaboration with Uniqlo and agency Droga5 London.

On Saturday, Solange helped Beyonc explode the social media sphere by crashing her big sisters Coachella set for an epic dance-off. But it was the day before that she launched a much quieter, and perhaps unexpected piece of work.

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13:03

ON THE BRINK RADIO #244 IN 4 HRS: WHAT IS WAR?- THEOMACHY, CIVILIZATION, GEO-TERRORISM & THE M.I.C. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Now, I truly believe that we must come to terms with nature, and I think we are challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, []

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13:01

Low-Resolution Display Provides High-Nostalgia Animations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

High-definition displays are the de facto standard today, and weve come to expect displays that show every pore, blemish, and bead of sweat on everything from phones to stadium-sized Jumbotrons. Despite this,  low-resolution displays continue to have a nostalgic charm all their own.

Take this 32 x 16 display, dubbed PixelTimes, for instance. [Dominic Buchstaller] has gone a step beyond his previous PixelTime, a minimalist weather clock and home hub built around the same P10 RGB matrix. The previous build was a little involved, though, with a nice wood frame that took some time and skill to create.

This looks great and seems like a lot of fun, and [Dominic] kindly provides all the files youll need to build your own. It shouldnt take more than an hour to build once youve got all the parts.

13:00

Benjamin Fulford: Revolution may start in France as crazy Zionists try yet again to start WW3 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Benjamin Fulford

The insane religious-fanatic Zionists who have been trying for years to start Armageddon have failed yet again in their latest attempt, this time in Syria.  They now face serious repercussions, possibly starting with a revolution in France.

Before we get into the details, lets remember what it is were dealing with here.  It is difficult for sane, reality-based people to understand that the Western political and financial establishment has been hijacked by religious fanatics who are trying to carry out their interpretation of Biblical prophecy with the murder of 90% of humanity and the enslavement of the survivors.  Nonetheless, overwhelming evidence shows this is exactly what is going on.

We will not lay out, yet again, all the evidence here;  we will just look at what U.S. President Donald Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner has been up to.  The Kushner family bought a building on 666 Fifth Avenue in New York at way above market prices.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/nyregion/kushners-vornado-666-fifth-avenue.html

And yes, despite a major attempt to scrub this information from non-conspiracy websites, we can confirm that Lucent Technologies was based there and was developing an implantable RFID chip.  Here is an article from a science magazine about what these chips are intended for:
https://www.popsci.com/my-boring-cyborg-implant

We must also remind ourselves that Kushner is a member of the radical Chabad sect that aims to have 2,800 slaves for each of its followers after the rest of humanity is killed.  In other words, it is possible to factually confirm that the son-in-law of the president of the United States is part of a group that is trying to actually turn the following Biblical prophecy into reality:

Revelation 13:16-18
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or t...

13:00

Universal Basic Assets Could Be The Foundation To Build An Equitable Society "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We can generate much more income for society if we hold more assetslike natural resources, carbon tax payments, or a sovereign wealth fundin common, and used it to fund programs like a universal basic income.

Work isnt the universal provider it used to be. It pays some people decent wages and benefits. But, these days, it leaves a lot of people short of what they need to earn. For example, only 15% of retail workers nationwide make a living wage, according to Just Capital, a corporate responsibility research firm. Many new jobs are either temporary or offered on a contract basis, not full time, meaning they dont provide the middle-class security that traditionally came with a job.

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13:00

Everyone In My Office Is 30 Years Younger Than Me "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As SYPartners senior adviser and entrepreneur-in-residence, Sherri Leopard, 62, is often the oldest person in the room, and she explains why thats a plus.

Sherri Leopard has experienced being unique many times in her career. During her early professional life as a marketing consultant in technology, Leopard found herself in projects where she would be the only female member, as well as the youngest. Having grown up in a lower-middle-class household, she also found herself at odds with many of her privileged friends who graduated from elite colleges. Yet she persevered and thrived, building and running a marketing consultancy with blue-chip clients such as IBM, SAP, Siemens, and Motorola. In 2006, she sold her consultancy, Leopard, to advertising giant WPP. Leopard became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ogilvy & Mather.

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13:00

Study Shows Cognitive Gains from Meditation Training Maintained Seven Years Later "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Study Shows Cognitive Gains from Meditation Training Maintained Seven Years Later

By Josh Richardson

Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.

Regular meditation effectively supports mental, emotional and physical health in numerous tangible ways. Several previous studies have supported the hypothesis that meditation training improves practitioners emotional regulation. Meditation training programs can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating, especially in areas related to pain.

In building upon this strong body of evidence, researchers are continuing to deepen our understanding of the profound and inspirational benefits of regular meditation practice in everyday life

The study based on the Shamatha Project, is a major investigation of the cognitive, psychological and biological effects of meditation led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain.

This study is the first to offer evidence that intensive and continued meditation practice is associated with enduring improvements in sustained attention and response inhibition, with the potential to alter longitudinal trajectories of cognitive change across a persons life, said first author Anthony Zanesco, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami, who began work on the project before starting his Ph.D. program in psychology at UC Davis. The project is led by Clifford Saron, research scientist at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, in collaboration with a large group of researchers.

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12:57

Guest post: The impact of climate change on mental health is impossible to ignore "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prof Helen Berry is the inaugural professor of climate change and mental health at the University of Sydney.

It is now widely accepted that climate change is one of the worlds leading health risks. From driving up the number of people exposed to heatwaves to increasing the risk of infectious diseases, such as dengue fever, climate change is already causing significant harm.

Similarly, the body of evidence that climate change is increasing the frequency and ferocity of weather-related extremes is increasing year-on-year. More people are being exposed or, worse still, the same people are exposed more frequently to injury, loss of homes and businesses, environmental damage and even loss of lives.

All of these have profound, often long-term effects on mental health. Yet there remains relatively little research on this topic, and even less commitment to doing anything about it.

This is a mistake. Good mental health is essential to our capacity to cope with and make the best of what life throws at us, including climate change. But it is not something we can take for granted.

Neglected research

Each year, hundreds of millions of people around the world experience mental illness. For most people, this is frightening, distressing, confusing and painful potentially affecting every aspect of life. Work, relationships, finances, community participation and physical health are all touched.

12:54

China caught off guard by unpredictable Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But Chinese leaders are confident they can withstand a Sino-US trade war

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By Tom Mitchell

When Donald Trump escalated trade tension with China this month, Xi Jinping cited a Chinese saying in vowing to defend global trade rules. When the sky falls, big men must hold it up, he said in private meetings, according to four people briefed on his remarks.

The Chinese president and his top advisers, including vice-president Wang Qishan and vice-premier Liu He, were initially confident the US and China could bridge their differences through talks, according to people who have recently met them.

China and the US are like an old married couple, we fight a lot but we still need each other, Lou Jiwei, a former finance minister, said in a closed-door exchange with an international delegation in late March, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

But Chinas view of the US president began to shift after Mr Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $100bn of Chinese imports. The US President had already enraged Chinese officials in March by signing the Taiwan Travel Act, which urges more US exchanges with the self-ruled island that Beijing regards as Chinese territory.

Beijings previously sanguine view of Mr Trump was partly due to the fact the US president did not use his first year in office to follow through on some of the pledges he made during the campaign about getting tough with China.

While Chinese officials now realise Mr Trump meant what he said in Beijing in November that the Sino-US trade relationship was not fair and reciprocal and had to be solved they also believe they can emerge from a trade war relatively unscathed.

Trump has certainly got [Chinas] attention, said Peter Mandelson, the former EU trade commissioner who this week led a British delegation to China that met Mr Wang. Chinese officials are confident and sure of their direction. They dont want a fight [with the US], but if they get one theyre going to give as good as they get.

China was surprised again on Friday after Mr Trump said he would consider re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Chinese officials had seen his move to leave the TPP, which did not include China, on day one in office as a grand gift.

We have our problems with Trump, said one western diplomat in Beijing. But he has taught us that when you push back hard against the Chinese, it knocks them off-balance.

Two senior Chinese officials told the Financial Times that...

12:53

With Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg has become the first $10 billion filmmaker "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If it shouldnt seem unusual that Steven Spielbergs latest hit, Ready Player One, has made nearly half a billion dollars worldwide in three weeks. Spielberg is a famously crowd-pleasing filmmaker, and RPO has been rabidly anticipated since the director became attached to the project, an adaptation of the international bestselling book. What makes this development interesting,

If it shouldnt seem unusual that Steven Spielbergs latest hit, Ready Player One, has made nearly half a billion dollars worldwide in three weeks. Spielberg is a famously crowd-pleasing filmmaker, and RPO has been rabidly anticipated since the director became attached to the project, an adaptation of the international bestselling book. What makes this development interesting, however, is that Ready Player One has pushed Spielberg into a unique distinction among all directors: his films have now collectively grossed over $10 billion. The tracking site Box Office Mojo breaks down how each of the directors films have fared financially, with Ready Player One currently paling next to Spielbergs greatest hit, Jurassic Park, which made nearly a billion worldwide all by itself. While the achievement is indeed impressive, Michael Bay currently sits roughly three Transformers flicks away from becoming the second filmmaker to hit $10 billion, with his current tally of $6.4 billion.

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12:48

Tamerlan Tsarnaevs Classified History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its been half a decade since two bombs exploded at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, yet the government continues to maintain a seemingly impenetrable wall of silence around what it knows about the primary instigator of the attack that traumatized a major city for nearly a week bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Its been four years since the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community wrote an unclassified summary of a report (IGIC Report) that laid out what federal agencies knew about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the years leading up to the bombing. But most of that report commissioned by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) remains classified.

However, the inspectors general (IGs) expressed  their own displeasure with the level of secrecy veiling the final report: in its first few lines they asked for a review of the protocols known as classification and sensitivity designations used to withhold the majority of it.

In our ongoing efforts to make public as much as possible about the history of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, WhoWhatWhy requested through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) those classification designation reviews.

Its now been more than two years and were still waiting.

Tamerlans younger brother, Dzhokhar, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2015 for his role in the attack. Hes currently being held at the US governments maximum-security penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police days after the bombing and many important details about his history died with him.

Tamerlan: Known Wolf

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Its understandable that much of the public assumes weve already learned all there is to know about the older Tsarnaev brother. After all, oceans of ink were spilled after the bombing on morbid human-interest stories describing how Tamerlan went from one-time immigrant success story a Golden Gloves champion boxer to a murderous monster filled with anger and resent...

12:46

Why Oracle Java 7 And 6 Installers No Longer Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oracle Java


Because I've received more than 50 emails about this, I though I'd make a post about it, to clear things up for everybody.

While Oracle Java 6 and 7 are not supported for quite a while, they were still available for download on Oracle's website until recently.

However, the binaries were removed about 10 days ago (?), so the Oracle Java (JDK) 6 and 7 installers available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA no longer work.

Oracle Java 6 and 7 are now only available for those with an Oracle Support account (which is not free), so I can't support this for the PPA packages.

From the Oracle Java downloads page:

"Updates for Java SE 7 released after April 2015, and updates for Java SE 6 released after April 2013 are only available to Oracle Customers through My Oracle Support (requires support login).

Java SE Advanced offers users commercial features, access to critical bug fixes, security fixes, and general maintenance".

It's highly recommended you update to Oracle Java 8. Check out the following articles for how to install Oracle Java 8 in Ubuntu (or Linux Mint and derivatives) or Debian via PPA.

If you have an Oracle Support account and you really need Oracle JDK 6 or 7, you can get the installers from the WebUpd8 PPA to work by downloading the binaries and placing them in the following folder:
... and then install the oracle-java6-installer or oracle-java7-installer package.

Update: if you're looking for...

12:46

'A hero from a killer': Nephew of former Yemeni president divides Taiz "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Some in Taiz believe Tareq Saleh is responsible for the deaths of civilians and protesters. Others trust he will avenge his uncle's killers

12:45

BBC Proms 2009 Gustave Holst Jupiter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of my all-time favorite pieces of orchestral music that focuses the brass instruments is the music by composer Gustav Holst, Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, the Fourth Movement of the Suite of The Planets. This music and not only Jupiter, but the whole monumental suite of the Planets, was incredibly popular, and still is today, one of the most performed pieces by symphonies and musicians around the world. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Holsts best friend and fellow composer, once said that The Planets was the perfect equilibrium of Holsts naturethe melodic, precise, and structured, combined with the mystic and unexplainable. Ironically, this success was a bane to Holst himself, feeling that it was very atypical of his composition style, and even to his dying day he had a distaste for this piece due to its great success. The inspiration for the pieces was based on astrology, rather than astronomy, and this explains the lack of a movement for Earth. When Holst started this composition, he told us where this inspiration was coming from: As a rule I only study things that suggest music to meRecently the character of each planet suggested lots to me. ~Holst To understand the music deeply, please allow me to explain a little about this beautiful piece. The Jupiter planet has the fastest planetary rotation of any in our system of worlds, and Holst exhibited that idea in the first notes. The violin strings were asked to play a tiny 3 note figure in 2/4 time over and over. Listen carefully. Over top of this, you will hear the main theme, syncopated, with 6 horns, and all of the viola and cello sections. In this piece, Holst orchestrates a completely virtuosic use of the timpani, with two sets of timpani arranged in the composition. You can hear them clearly, each one sharing all the notes for this instrument. The piece explodes with different sections throughout, and just as you get used to one, he changes to another completely different time signature. There is the most popular section by most people, which was also used in the hymn, I Vow to Thee My Country, which emphasizes the violin, the pizzicato playing the cello in the background, the harp, and the brass. I could say for me, it is one of the most exquisite pieces of music ever composed, deeply moving every single time, even if I listen to it over and over and over. This musical suite was completed in 1916, but the orchestral premiere was not conducted until 1918, during the last weeks of World War I, in the Queens Hall, in Langham Place, London, which was...

12:45

Why Arent Big Banks Paying Higher Interest Rates on Deposits though Rates Have Surged? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why Arent Big Banks Paying Higher Interest Rates on Deposits though Rates Have Surged? by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Well, they do pay higher rates, but not to their own clients. Interest rates from the very short-term through two-year...

The post Why Arent Big Banks Paying Higher Interest Rates on Deposits though Rates Have Surged? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:45

Senseless and Futile Strike Against Syria Achieves Nothing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The legality of the act is universally questioned and many governments realize that international law does not protect anyone from US-led attacks and prompts them seek to weapons to defend themselves.

12:43

Speak at Open Source Summit NA: Submit Your Proposal by April 29 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Submit a proposal to speak at Open Source Summit North America taking place August 29-31, in Vancouver, B.C., and share your knowledge and expertise with 2,000+ open source technologists and community members. Proposals are being accepted through 11:59pm PDT, Sunday, April 29.

This years tracks/content will cover the following areas:

12:43

Lightning bolt kills 31 sheep on farm in Logan County, Kentucky "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Crist Byler is a retired truck driver and now a sheep farmer in Logan County. Byler spends his Sunday afternoon on the farm- an average day at work as he tends to his sheep. "It's my livelihood, it's what I do," said Byler. On Saturday morning, he pulled up to the farm to take care of his sheep to find a horrible scene - one he certainly didn't expect. "This was all just covered in sheep right here. Dead," explained Byler as he shows the scene under the tree where the sheep once laid.

12:42

Chemical weapons inspectors' visit to Syrian attack site delayed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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British delegation to OPCW says Russia and Syria have not granted access to Douma, as US says Russia may have tampered with site

12:37

SBC: A Morally Repugnant Intervention "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SBC: A Morally Repugnant Intervention

  • an In My View article by NIGEL WARD, commenting on a most unusual and particularly offensive breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Perhaps relatively few readers of the North Yorks Enquirer will be aware of an erroneous article published by Yorkshire Coast Radio at 11:30am on Friday 13th April 2018 announcing the demise of a highly-regarded local businessman.

The reason I surmise that only relatively few readers will be aware of the falsity of the report is that the article was swiftly withdrawn and subsequently replaced, at 12:11 pm (updated at 12:28pm) by a revised announcement, confirming that the earlier report was in error and apologising for that fact.

An unimpeachable source at Scarborough Borough Council has since asserted that the originator of the false report was none other than SBC Leader Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.], via the Councils Press Office.

The press release was also sent to the Scarborough News, which declined to run the story, having apparently taken the view that it was both insensitive and inappropriate to run the story before it had been established (a) that it was true (which it was not), and (b) that the businessmans family connections had already been informed of his passing (which, obviously, they had not).

Regrettably, Mr Gary LEDDEN passed, late on Friday evening, YCR has now announced. The North Yorks Enquirer extends its sincere condolences to the family.

Setting aside the unprecedented involvement of the Council in such a private matter (I cannot recall the Council ever issuing a statement on the passing of a member of the public), there is also the very serious consideration of what, in my view, constitutes a flagrant and extreme breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 for, surely, releasing the personal details and existential status of a member of the public without explicit consent is strictly prohibited.

Place yourself, if you can, in the unenviable position of a family member listening to YCR perhaps in the car, or issuing forth from one of the many shops were YCR provides the background music learning such grave news for the first time on the public....

12:34

Libya's road to peace: Constitution first, then elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amid the countrys current disarray, the best that can be hoped for is a new constitution by the end of the year and elections in 2019

12:33

Divided EU foreign ministers meet to discuss Syria plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The EUs top diplomats will seek a unified front on how to proceed in Syria following joint airstrikes. But diverging opinions on potential military action and how to work with Assad-ally Russia could complicate unity.

Germany's Maas, France's Le Drian and Britain's Johnson exchange remarks in a conference room (Getty Images/AFP/E. Dunand)

Foreign Ministers from the European Unions 28 member nations are meeting Monday in Luxembourg to discuss how to revive the political peace process in Syria in the aftermath of the recent US-led airstrikes and resolve increasing tensions with Russia.

Though the ministers plan to adopt conclusions on Syria, the task could prove challenging given the varying perspectives that exist among EU member nations over where to go following the joint airstrikes.

Read more: US-led strikes on Syria: A move with unpredictable consequences

EU: condemning gas but fail to endorse strikes

The US, French and British missiles destroyed suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria on Saturday in retaliation for the alleged use of chemical gas by Bashar Assads government forces on civilians in Douma on April 7.

The EUs High Representative, Federica Mogherini, reiterated in a statement following the airstrikes that, The EU is supportive of all efforts aimed at the prevention of the use of chemical weapons, she did not go as far as endorsing the j....

12:33

The Weaponization of Everyday Life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country thats recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing sprees they permit, youd think I might have had more experience with them.

As it happens, Ive held a gun only once in my life. I even fired it. I was in perhaps tenth grade and enamored with an Eagle Scout who loved war reenactments. On weekends, he and his friends camped out, took off their watches to get into the spirit of the War of 1812, and dressed in homemade muslin underclothes and itchy uniforms. I was there just one weekend. Somehow my pacifist parents signed off on letting their daughter spend the day with war reenactors. Someone lent me a period gown, brown and itchy and ill-fitting. We women and girls spent an hour twisting black gunpowder into newspaper scraps. I joked that the newspaper was anachronistic the previous weeks Baltimore Sun  but no one laughed.

A man came by with a long gun, an antique, resting on the shoulder of his jerkin to collect our bullets and he must have read the gun terror written on my face.

Wanna give it a try? he asked.

Sure, I said, stumbling to my feet, pushing my gown out of the way, and trying to act like I didnt have broken-rifle patches, symbols of the pacifist War Resisters League, all over my real clothes. I felt a surge of adrenaline as I took the heavy weapon in my way-too-small hands. He showed me how to wrestle it into position, aim it, and fire. There were no bullets, just one of my twists of powder, but it made a terrifying noise. I shrieked and came close to dropping the weapon.

And there it was: the beginning, middle, and end of my love affair with guns less than a minute long. Still, my hands seemed to tingle for the rest of the afternoon and the smell of gunpowder lingered in my hair for days.

Got Guns?

One in four Americans now owns a gun or lives in a household with guns. So how strange that, on that day in the late 1980s, I saw a real gun for the first and last time. I grew up in inner city Baltimore. Ive worked at soup kitchens and homeless shelters all over the East Coast and stayed at dozens of Catholic Worker Houses around the country Providence, Camden, Syracuse, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles every one i...

12:30

Blues In The Night "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Blues in the Night is a musicalrevue conceived by Sheldon Epps. It was produced by Mitchell Maxwell, Alan J. Schuster, Fred H. Krones and M Squared Entertainment, Inc., and Joshua Silver (Associate Producer).

Set in a rundown Chicago hotel in 1938, the dialogue-free show focuses on three womens relationships with the same snake of a man, their interweaving stories told through the torch songs and blues of Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, and Alberta Hunter, among others.

12:30

Death by a thousand cuts: China's yuan-priced crude chips away at petrodollar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China finally launched last month its yuan-denominated crude oil futures that have been in the works for years, after several delays. The start of the new contract trading was successful, attracting interest from institutional and retail investors, and major commodity trading houses Glencore and Trafigura. Yet, it's too soon to call the less-than-a-month-old contract a total success, because it still faces a long road toward building reputation and history, analysts say. They have also identified the single biggest risk factor for western investors - the extent to which China could meddle with government regulation in the yuan crude futures, as Beijing is known for little tolerance toward wild price swings in its markets and has a history of intervening. This is also the conclusion of China's biggest crude oil supplier, OPEC. In its April Monthly Oil Market Report, the cartel - which accounts for close to 60 percent of China's crude oil imports - said that "the extent to which the INE contract is independent from government interference is currently the main risk factor facing western investors, which is in addition to a currency risk, given that the INE is settled in yuan." Comment: These same investors don't seem so concerned when it comes to the Western elites total control over the global economic system: How the international banking cartel controls the world through the U.S. military and economic sabotage

12:30

Where did all the money go? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two weeks ago I spoke at the Harvard Law School Forum and, after my presentation, had a private meeting with some students and alumni who had a particular interest in urbanism. One student in particular  and I wish I remembered his name because he was a sharp guy  asked me a question Ive been mulling over ever since: Where did all the money go?

Ill elaborate on what I took him to mean: Americans have spent trillions of dollars on homes and commercial properties, and governments have spent trillions of dollars on infrastructure. You are telling us that wealth is not there. If its not, where did the money go?

My answer, and I apologized for going full Matrix on them, was this: What if the money was never there in the first place?

I want to unpack this a little bit because I think its important for understanding why the tragedy of the Suburban Experiment is not a problem we can solve, but a predicament with outcomes we can only manage.

Ill summarize their collective analysis in one line: Cities historically have a very low default rate and so were confident that cities will continue to have a very low default rate.

Even though that seems crazy to me, I must acknowledge that there is a certain logic to it. As Nassim Taleb suggests in the Black Swan, the turkey is fed every day through the spring, summer and fall; theres no reason to anticipate (at least from the turkeys standpoint) that when they wake up on the fourth Thursday of November things should be any different. That might be true, even if some guy from a non-profit organization showed you the ax, chopping stone and guest list for Thanksgiving. Having a full tummy is a powerful motivating factor.

Back in 2013, I wrote a six-part series called Dumb Money in which I tried to explain how and why Wall Street banks take one dollar and turn it into a forty, fifty or even sixty do...

12:27

The premiere of The Comey Show "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Expect James Comey to be on everyones mind with his Trump is morally unfit to be president, making it clear that, like a skilled political candidate, hell be repeating a specific message with fervor and discipline on a coast-to-coast book tour that includes a saturation schedule of interviews and audience events.

Image result for George Stephanopoulos and comey, photos

Photo credit ABC News

By Mike Allen
Axios

The Trump Show, which has produced two seasons worth of epic cliffhangers and plot twists, is getting a competitor: The Comey Show, which is scheduled to run for at least five weeks, and will needle and gall President Trump amid global, legal and political crises.

Why it matters: In both his prime-time interview with ABCs George Stephanopoulos and an interview with USA Today, fired FBI Director James Comey argued that Trump is morally unfit to be president, making it clear that, like a skilled political candidate, hell be repeating a specific message with fervor and discipline on a coast-to-coast book tour that includes a saturation schedule of interviews and audience events.

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In his interview with ABC, fired Comey called President Trump a person who sees moral equivalence in Charlottesville, who talks about and treats women like theyre pieces of meat, who lies constantly.

  • Comey used almost identical wording in the interview in with USA Today, calling Trump someone who is able to see moral equivalence in Charlottesville or to speak and treat women like theyre pieces of meat and to lie constantly.
  • Adding to the campaign feel, Comey told ABC that Americans need to vote Trump out: I think impeaching and removing D...

12:26

How to get family incomes growing again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Lots of things matter for family incomes but for British households as a whole nothing matters as much as the labour market. Questions of who has a job and what they get paid for doing it might not be the only determinant of our living standards but they are certainly the first. So what would it take for Britains labour market to do a better job of driving up our living standards?

Lets start with the lessons of recent years of what has worked and what has been a disaster. On the positive side, over the last two decades Britain has been following a labour market policy with twin objectives: higher employment levels and higher pay for the lowest earners. On both counts, with ups and down, it has seen big successes. Employment levels and our minimum wage now stand at record highs 75.2% of adults aged 16 to 64 are working (Q4 2017) and the wage floor is 7.83 per hour (from 1st April 2018 for those 25 years or over).

In the second half of the 1990s, following the disaster of 3 million unemployed after the recessions of the 1980s and 1990s, there came a renewed focus on employment levels as a key objective of public policy. And a new policy approach was shaped to achieve it. This combined increased incentives to work (via tax credits) and expectations of work, alongside greater support to help make it happen (with childcare for example). In big picture terms this combination worked, in some cases dramatically so. Worklessness, which was a national disaster in the 1990s, has shrunk throughout the last two decades from being the experience of over 1 in 5 working-age households to just 1 in 7 in Q4 2017.

Employment rates matter so much for living standards not just because they drive how many people get paid but also who those people are. What matters is not just the overall level of employment income but the distribution of it. Degree educated, white, prime age (30-49) men are almost always in work wherever they live in the country and however good or badly the economy is doing. It is not these groups that benefit most from the tighter labour market that higher employment brings, but those nearer to the edge of the labour market the employment rates of older workers, mothers, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities vary hugely across time and place. For instance the employment rate for people with disabilities is 49 per cent in the South East compared to 36 per cent on Tyneside, and while single parents in South Yorkshire and inner London now have similar rates of employment the pace of improvement has been very different. Lone parent employment increased by 20 percentage points in inner London over the past seven years compared to half that in South Yorkshire where the labour market has been weaker.

In general the rise in employment among single parents was an under-celebrated triumph of the pre-20...

12:23

Government and media silence on the bushfire danger to Lucas Heights nuclear reactor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lucas Heights nuclear reactor: The untold threat of the Sydney bushfires.   https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/sydney-bushfires-raged-towards-lucas-heights-nuclear-reactor,11401 16 April 2018

Emergency warning issued as out-of-control bushfire rages across Sydney

As fires raged in Sydney, there has not been a peep out of the mainstream media about the fire hazard to Lucas Heights nuclear complex. Noel Wauchope reports. 

THE LATEST news on the bushfires raging in Sydneys south-west is that the firefighters are cautiously optimistic and that emergency warning advice has been downgraded to watch and act.

However, the fire continues to burn in an easterly direction towards Barden Ridge and weather conditions are still dodgy, as Sydneys record-breaking heatwave looks like coming to an end.

...

12:23

First past the post is failing the Labour movement it's time to mend our voting system "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The inherent bias towards Tory seats in our voting system is set to get worse, and the arguments for reforming it have never been stronger, finds a new report out today. 

Image: Big Ben under scaffolding. David Holt/Flickr/Creative Commons.

The last time we had a choice about electoral systems the Alternative Vote referendum in 2011 Labour was undecided, and most trade unions opposed reform.

Indeed, one union leader argued: first-past-the-post delivers strong, single-party government.

2011 seems like a different world now.

Since then, weve witnessed three weak and wobbly elections none of which have delivered on First Past the Posts central promise. The way our politics works has changed almost beyond recognition with the shift in Labour just one sign of that. 

Trade unions in Scotland (the STUC) have now unanimously agreed that the balance has shifted when it comes to reform: the burden of proof now falls upon those that want to keep the status quo. For backers of Proportional Representation (PR) this shift is significant. It was trade unions getting behind electoral reform that saw Scotland switch to Holyroods proportional system in the 1990s.

But for Labour supporters, theres also a growing realisation that something has changed over the past few elections. An electoral system which once benefited Labour has become rigged in the opposite direction.

Assuming the contest was to end in a draw - i.e. the Conservatives and Labour won the same number of votes in a General Election today they would not be rewarded with the same number of seats in the House of Commons. The Conservatives would be the largest party by 12 seats an issue known as electoral bias.

Labour would need to do 0.8% better than the Conservatives to become the largest party. But to win a majority, the figures are more stark: Labour will need a lead of 7.4%, compared to just 3.4% for the Conservatives.

The reason for this absurd bias...

12:22

Flexible Polymer-Based Materials Record Brain Activity With Less Damage to Cells "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Are we getting closer to a complete brain mapping? New devices explore more regions safely

Researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering have developed thin, flexible polymer-based materials for use in microelectrode arrays that record activity more deeply in the brain and with more specific placement than ever before. What's more is that each microelectrode array is made up of eight "tines," each with eight microelectrodes which can record from a total 64 subregions of the brain at once.

In addition, the polymer-based material, called Parylene C, is less invasive and damaging to surrounding cells and tissue than previous microelectrode arrays comprised of silicon or microwires. However, the long and thin probes can easily buckle upon insertion, making it necessary to add a self-dissolving brace made up of polyethylene glycol (PEG) that shortens the array and prevents it from bending.

Professor Ellis Meng of the USC Viterbi Department of Biomedical Engineering and Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience said that the performance of the new polymer-based material is on par with microwires in terms of recording fidelity and sensitivity. "The information that we can get out is equivalent, but the damage is much less," Meng said. "Polymers are gentler on the brain, and because of that, these devices get recordings of neuronal communication over long periods of time."

Acute in vivo testing of a conformal polymer microelectrode array for multi-region hippocampal recordings (DOI: 10.1088/1741-2552/aa9451) (DX)


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12:18

SOTT FOCUS: Reporter Exposes US, UK and French Government Lies About Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

OAN News reporter, Pearson Sharp, is currently in Syria and was there during the cruise missile attack by the US, UK and France early last Friday morning.

12:15

This Week in Stupid 041518 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Week in Stupid 041518 Video Sargon of Akkad BBC bias, political correctness, and xenophobic gardeners. Video Source

The post This Week in Stupid 041518 (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:15

A Tale of American Hubris "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The lessons of history? Who needs them? Certainly not Washingtons present cast of characters, a crew in flight from history, the past, or knowledge of more or less any sort.

12:14

Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Internet-connected technology, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is now part of daily life, with smart assistants like Siri and Alexa to cars, watches, toasters, fridges, thermostats, lights, and the list goes on and on. But of much greater concern, enterprises are unable to secure each and every device on their network, giving cybercriminals hold on their network hostage with just

12:12

Spring blizzard Xanto, snow in Morocco and Arctic ice recovers, media distracts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With all of the media distractions underway, you know that a look right while the real action is looking left, which would be blizzards across the US and Canadian grain belts that will prevent planting until mid May at best. Spring blizzard Xanto rolls across the land shattering snow and clod records, decimating anything that bloomed, sprouted, budded , emerged or started growing already this spring. The agricultural losses will be stupendous, and add o the fact that two more winter storms are on the way, uhmmmm I mean two more BLIZZARDS. Heavy snow in Morocco, Spain, France and thick hail in Italy will round it out. Sources

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Spring blizzard Xanto, snow in Morocco and Arctic ice recovers, media distracts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With all of the media distractions underway, you know that a look right while the real action is looking left, which would be blizzards across the US and Canadian grain belts that will prevent planting until mid May at best. Spring blizzard Xanto rolls across the land shattering snow and clod records, decimating anything that bloomed, sprouted, budded , emerged or started growing already this spring. The agricultural losses will be stupendous, and add o the fact that two more winter storms are on the way, uhmmmm I mean two more BLIZZARDS. Heavy snow in Morocco, Spain, France and thick hail in Italy will round it out. Sources

12:08

'Climate change inequality' at the heart of the Commonwealth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Commonwealths richer nations are shirking their responsibilities in fighting climate change, while the blocs poorer members are picking up the slack, says a new report.

12:08

Bitcoin web wallet addresses generated with a flawed library are exposed to brute-force attacks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Multiple vulnerabilities in the SecureRandom() function expose Bitcoin web wallet addresses generated by the flawed library to brute-force attacks.

Old Bitcoin web wallet addresses generated in the browser or through JavaScript-based wallet apps might be affected by a cryptographic vulnerability that could be exploited b attackers to steal funds.

According to the experts, the popular  JavaScript SecureRandom() library isnt securely random, this means that an attacker can launch brute-force attacks on private keys.

The flaw affects the JavaScript SecureRandom() function that is used for generating a random Bitcoin address and its adjacent private key, currently, it doesnt actually.

It will generate cryptographic keys that, despite their length, have less than 48 bits of entropy, [] so its output will have no more than 48 bits of entropy even if its seed has more than that, said the system administrator David Gerard.

SecureRandom() then runs the number it gets through the obsolete RC4 algorithm, which is known to be more predictable than it should be, i.e. less bits of entropy, Gerard added. Thus, your key is more predictable.

Gerard concluded that all Bitcoin addresses generated using the SecureRandom() function are vulnerable to brute-force attacks.

The conclusion seems to be that at least all wallets generated by js tools inside browsers since bitcoin exists until 2011 are impacted by the Math.random weakness if applicable to the related implementations, the Math.random or RC4 (Chrome) weakness between 2011 and 2013, and RC4 weakness for Chrome users until end of 2015 continues Gerard.

Gerard explained that several web-based or client-side wallet apps used the SecureRandom() function, the expert said that all Bitcoin addresses possibly affected are:

  • BitAddress pre-2013;
  • bitcoinjs before 2014;
  • current software that uses old repos they found on Github.

A user has thrown the same alert on the Linux Foundation mailing list:

A significant number of past and current cryptocurrency products contain a JavaScript class named SecureRandom(), containing both entropy collection and a PRNG. The entropy collection and the RNG itself are both deficien...

12:06

Putin is a Chabad Lubavitch puppet "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

While RT and a lot of alternative news outlets portray Putin as some sort of savior, the reality is that he is just playing his role in the Jewish Babylonian messianic soap new world order. Instead of expelling jewish influence in his country after the fairly recent satanic mass slaughter of up to 80 million of his Russian brothers and sisters by jews after the "Bolshevik" revolution, Putin is calling for harder punishments for anti semitic expressions in Russia. He proposed to members of the European Jewish Congress, that Jews facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and bigotry farther west should move to Russia, where he said they would be better accepted. Readers of the Jerusalem Post have chosen Putin as their person of the year.

See full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghNWU...

12:05

Qt 5.12 Will Likely Ship In November, Might Drop Alpha/Beta Tags "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With Qt 5.11 already due to ship at the end of next month, Qt developers have begun discussing the follow-on Qt 5.12 release to ship in late 2018...

12:04

Links 16/4/2018: Linux 4.17 RC 1, Mesa 18.0.1 RC, GNOME 3.28.1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

12:03

ANSTO closes the Lucas Heights nuclear complex to all but the most essential staff "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lucas Heights nuclear organisation closed on Monday https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5343505/ansto-closed-to-all-non-essential-staff/
While there was no risk to ANSTO as a result of fires near the precinct, the organisation decided to close the campus to all non-essential staff tomorrow to help minimise traffic impacts in the area.

 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) at Lucas Heights will be closed on Monday to all non-essential staff.

ANSTO released a statement late today saying there was no risk to ANSTO as a result of fires near the precinct  but the organisation decided to help minimise traffic impacts in the area.

ANSTO infrastructure including the OPAL reactor is protected by numerous fire safety systems, policies, plans and arrangements to ensure there is never any risk to operations or safety, the statement said.

The OPAL reactor is at power and operating normally.

...

12:03

The Matrix Revealed: Why logic disappeared "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Jon Rappoport

April 15, 2018

Over the past year, Ive been in communication with several teachers who are telling me about the descent into more social programming in school classrooms. Read More

12:02

Danger Looms For Japan Stock Market Nomura Holdings says Abe scandal and trade risk could erupt for Japan stocks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BY TOM REDMOND

BLOOMBERG

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A man walks by an electronic stock board at a securities firm in Tokyo on Monday. | AP
APR 16, 2018

Stock investors should take note that the risks of domestic political upheaval or trade friction are far from gone away.

So say strategists at Nomura Holdings Inc. led by Hisao Matsuura. While the trade rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and China calmed last week, Nomura points to Americas upcoming midterm elections as a reason for worry: the Trump administration could introduce more protectionist measures to play to voters. The brokerage says its watching Prime Minister Shinzo Abes two-day summit with Trump in Florida starting Tuesday for signs on how this will develop. The situation is extremely fluid, the strategists wrote in a note dated Friday. Ahead of U.S. midterm elections to be held in November, we cannot rule out the possibility of the U.S. government rolling out further measures to protect local industry.

Nomura also pointed to falling approval ratings for Abe and his government in March, noting that political concerns could erupt again.

Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration outside the legislature Saturday, calling Abe a liar and seeking his resignation, in a sign of growing public anger over cronyism scandals engulfing the prime minister. Abes Cabinet approval rating fell to 31 percent, the lowest since he returned to power in 2012, according to an Asahi newspaper poll conducted April 14 and 15. Some people in politics and the market consider 30 percent to a be a key level for retaining power in the nation. After a stellar 20 percent rally in 2017, the Topix index is down more than 4 percent this year amid Trumps trade rhetoric, domestic political concerns and the strengthening yen. The Nikkei 225 stock average has lost about 4 percent.

Political instability could be sparked once again in June when the regular Diet session ends, the strategists wrote. In the event of a change of prime minister, an LDP administration remaining at the helm would probably be seen as positive from the perspective of political stability, but might be seen as likely to open the door for existing monetary and fiscal policy to be revisited, and hence more of a negative f...

12:02

Bolingbrooks Art Bell Party demands answers (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ten members of Bolingbrooks Art Bell Party picketed in front of Clow Airport to demand an investigation into the death of radio host Art Bell. 

Were just asking questions, said Art Bell party leader Michael Faith.  Like, will (Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar) create a panel to verify no resident was involved in Arts death?  For that matter, where was Roger yesterday?  Can he account for his whereabouts at the time of Arts death? We want to know, and we think that every true Bolingbrook resident wants to know, too.

Bell, who started the paranormal-themed radio show  Coast to Coast in 1988, died 4/13/18 at his home in Pahrump, NV.  At its peak, Coast to Coast was syndicated on 500 radio stations and had 15 million listeners.  In 1996, Bell was the first to report Chuck Shrameks claim that a UFO was following Comet Hale-Bopp. Though stories about the alleged UFO may have inspired the Heavens Gate cult to commit mass suicide, Bell denied any responsibility for the incident.

Art Bell taught us to not accept the official truth, said Faith.  So many other residents believe Bolingbrook is an average suburb, and Clow is only an airport.  There still are residents who laugh when I tell them Clow Airport is just a cover for a UFO Base.  Art opened our minds to the truth, and the Babbler told us the truth.

Jane Z. Cantor, who will be running for Village trustee in 2019, believes there are too many coincidences surrounding Bells death:  Why are we just now debating garbage toters?  Why was American Atheist president David Silverman fired before Arts death?  Why were atheists holding a convention after Arts death?  Why is there suddenly interest in organizing...

12:01

Inconvenient Truth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's Only Money

The federal government reported a budget deficit of $666 billion for its 2017 fiscal year, but a new comprehensive accounting published by the U.S. Treasury shows that federal finances deteriorated by $1,157 billion in 2017a figure 74% worse than the deficit. This thorough accounting is mandated by a federal law that requires the Treasury and White House to produce an annual report on the overall financial position of the federal government.

Data from this report also shows that the federal government has amassed $89.9 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded obligations. This amounts to more than $700,000 for every household in the U.S., or 92% of the nations private wealth. This includes the combined value of every Americans assets in real estate, corporate stocks, small businesses, bonds, savings accounts, cash, and personal goods like automobiles and furniture. 

The Treasury report reveals that the federal government currently owes $7.7 trillion in pensions and other benefits to federal employees and veterans. To pay the present value of these benefits would require an average of $61,000 from every household in the United States. Yet, the vast majority of these liabilities are not reflected in the national debt.

A similar situation exists with Social Security and...

12:00

The Simple Equation Every Manager Needs To Build (Or Repair) Trust "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A tech veteran whos worked at eBay, SurveyMonkey, and TaskRabbit explains how trust breaks down on startup teamsand what it takes to fix it.

Anne Raimondi was stumped. Two people she managed werent getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each of them, they had the same goals and wanted the same things. But in the room together, theyd disagree on everything. Theyd quibble over the smallest things, avoid spending time together, and jump to assuming the worst about each other, even though they were ultimately on the same team.

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12:00

Russias President Putin warns of global chaos if West strikes Syria again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns of global chaos if West strikes Syria again, ABC News 16 Apr 18,   Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.

Key points:

  • Vladimir Putin said further attacks on Syria will bring chaos in world affairs
  • America accused Russia of blocking attempts to investigate Syrias chemical weapons capabilities
  • New sanctions against Russia will target companies linked to Syria

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, Mr Putin and Mr Rouhani agreed the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement.

Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the UN Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations, the Kremlin statement said.

The warnings come as US President Donald Trumps aides announced plans for new economic sanctions against Russia for enabling the regime of Bashar al-Assad..http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-16/russias-putin-warns-global-chaos-if-west-strikes-syria-again/9661662

11:59

SNL Understands Why Laura Ingraham Deserves Her Ad Boycott "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kate McKinnon plays Laura Ingraham on Saturday Night Live, and gets to the heart of why sponsors are fleeing her show.

What: A glimpse at how Laura Ingraham is doing since brands began to pull out of her show.

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11:56

Award shortlist for energy pioneers named "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Twelve organisations on the frontline of sustainable energy in health, buildings, finance, energy access, mobility and business have been shortlisted for an international award.

11:56

If a nuclear bomb were to be dropped on Sydney "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New study reveals catastrophic death toll from a nuclear attack
WHAT would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in your backyard? A chilling new study estimates the death toll from an attack on Australia.Tom Livingstone, news.com.au, APRIL 15, 2018

Scientists from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have created simulations of a potential outcome if an attack did occur, and found the best course of action for people was to take shelter first and then take steps to escape afterwards.

Those who tried to seek out family members and aid and assist others were more likely to die.

In the study, it showed some people would look out for family, while others wold panic and run blindly away.

When humans carried out shelter-seeking, evacuation, healthcare-seeking, and worry combined, they were more likely to survive.

The simulation, which was first revealed by Science Magazine, shows that venturing away from a safe place leaves civilians subjected to a higher dose of radiation, which would likely prove fatal.

With President Trumps consistent tweets threatening action against Russia and North Korea in a game of who has the bigger artillery,...

11:56

Purism Hires GNOME Developer For Librem 5 UI/UX Designer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Purism's latest hire to work on the Librem 5 privacy-minded Linux smartphone effort is a UI/UX designer who has long been involved with GNOME...

11:55

Bashar Assad, Iran just reached point of no return in Syria Trump administration should consider more cooperation with Turkey and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Assad has to be removed Iran prefers to sew sectarian hatred rather than encourage cooperation.

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Daily Sabah
Editorial

On Friday evening, U.S. President Donald Trump stood before television cameras to announce that he had ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to launch precision strikes against regime positions in Syria. The announcement came a week after Bashar Assad carried out a chemical attack against innocent civilians in Douma, a small town near the Syrian capital Damascus, claiming dozens of casualties. Turkey welcomed Washingtons decision, which, it said, eased humanitys conscience.

In light of the most recent developments in Syria, it has become clear that the Assad regime should not survive. Nor can the Syrian dictator, who has killed hundreds of thousands of his countrys citizens, play any role in the future of Syria.

In recent years, the Syrian regime repeatedly misled the United States and Russia, along with others, into believing that it would abandon its chemical weapons program. At the time, the international community was so eager to believe that it was making some progress in Syria that the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. To nobodys surprise, it turned out that the Syrian regime indeed had a large amount of chemical weapons at its disposal.

In retrospect, the fact that the same people thought U.S. President Barack Obama, whose inaction encouraged Assad to massacre innocent people, deserved a peace prize should have been telling.

At this point, Assad offers little and does significant damage to his allies. To be clear, it makes no sense for the Syrian regimes protectors to continue their support. For the Russians, it is time to abandon the criminal in Damascus and work with Turkey and others to shape the countrys future. There are many opportunities in the Middle East that Moscow could seize but only if it stops carrying the dead weight of Assad and his atrocities.

But the problems in Syria are not limited to the regime and their solution requires the support of Western countries as well. France, for instance, could play a constructive role in Syria. In addition to working toward the preservation of the countrys territorial integrity, Paris can build on its historical relations with the Syrian Arabs to promote a political solution. The obvious obstacle before Frances efforts to maximize its interests in Syria is the French government itself. If French President Emmanuel Macron opts to protec...

11:55

How the poorest of the poor champion sustainability "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indigenous peoples count among the poorest of the poor but are stewards to the world's remaining forests and mitigate the impacts of climate change, according to reports. How can we protect them?

Donors throw a lifeline to Lebanon's economy, but trouble looms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With an estimated debt of $80bn and high youth unemployment, the country's latest bailout offer comes with strings attached

11:51

Stream of viruses circling planet, trillions fall from the sky every day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky. Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet's weather systems but below the level of airline travel. Very little is known about this realm, and that's why the number of deposited viruses stunned the team in Spain. Each day, they calculated, some 800 million viruses cascade onto every square meter of the planet. Most of the globe-trotting viruses are swept into the air by sea spray, and lesser numbers arrive in dust storms. "Unimpeded by friction with the surface of the Earth, you can travel great distances, and so intercontinental travel is quite easy for viruses", said Curtis Suttle, a marine virologist at the University of British Columbia. "It wouldn't be unusual to find things swept up in Africa being deposited in North America." The study by Dr. Suttle and his colleagues, published earlier this year in the International Society of Microbial Ecology Journal, was the first to count the number of viruses falling onto the planet. The research, though, is not designed to study influenza or other illnesses, but to get a better sense of the "virosphere," the world of viruses on the planet.

11:49

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A text last week alerted me to the arrival of flu vaccines at my GP.

I made an appointment for this morning, got the jab, sat reading for the required 20 minutes afterwards just in case I had an allergic reaction then got on with my day.

Today Im grateful for medical science and research which reduce the risk of contracting potentially deadly diseases.

11:48

Syria, chemicals weapons and missile strikes: FAKE NEWS theater at its finest "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

READ MORE AT NATURAL NEWS

By now, you are aware that President Trump ordered a precision strike against Syrias so-called chemical weapon sites run by Assad. Read More

11:46

Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New survey reveals energy efficiency enjoys extremely high levels of public support. But thats not why we should be embracing it.

via Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies RenewEconomy

11:46

Renewable energy breeding can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget if were quick RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New research by a group at UNSW shows that it is theoretically possible for Australia to move to a renewable energy future without blowing its share of the carbon budget.

via Renewable energy breeding can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget if were quick RenewEconomy

11:46

UK supermarket to introduce 'touch-free' packaging for those "scared of touching raw meat" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A supermarket is to introduce touch-free packaging to help millennials who are afraid to handle raw meat. Sainsbury's will be bringing in pouches that allows customers to place chicken pieces straight into a frying pan without having touch them. The supermarket chain said the plastic pouches were developed after consumers under the age of 35 said they didn't like to handle uncooked meat. Sainsbury's will be bringing in pouches that allows customers to place chicken pieces straight into a frying pan without having touch them Any prospect of having to be in contact with the raw produce left the millennials with high levels of anxiety, the store's survey showed.

11:45

JimBob Got A Raise At Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JimBob Got A Raise At Work by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog JimBob got a raise at work. Not much, just $100 per month, but its a huge deal because JimBob and his family have been living paycheck to...

The post JimBob Got A Raise At Work appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:45

Sustainability Reporting Course - 3 October 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sustainability Reporting 2-day course Wednesday, October 3 2018 | 9am-5pm | $500 The SGX has rolled out its sustainability reporting guidelines for all listed companies.

11:45

Sustainability Reporting Course - 12 July 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sustainability Reporting course Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 9am-5pm | $500 The SGX has rolled out its sustainability reporting guidelines for all listed companies.

11:45

The Grand Troika: A Chance for a World New Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greater dialogue and understanding is needed to bring Washington DC and Moscow back together and ensure between President Xi, President Putin and President Trump a Troika of Statesman Leadership that can steer the world through its current choppy waters.

11:44

Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan Fukushima 311 Watchdogs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment. By MarcoKaltofen & ArnieGundersen https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.091 Highlights Radioactive particles from Fukushima are tracked via dusts, soils, and sediments. Radioactive dust impacts are tracked in both Japan and the United []

via Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

11:43

Fukushima export ban maintained by Hong Kong Fukushima 311 Watchdogs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

April 10, 2018 Seven years after a tsunami wiped out the nuclear reactors in Fukushima, causing widespread radiation contamination in a largely agricultural region, the Fukushima prefecture continues to struggle in getting crucial overseas markets to accept its produce. This is despite a charm offensive that saw japanese foreign minister Taro Kono visiting Hong-Kong last []

via Fukushima export ban maintained by Hong Kong Fukushima 311 Watchdogs

11:42

Is YOUR Community Willing to Accept Chemical and Radioactive Pollution from Nuclear Wastes? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is your community willing to accept chemical and radioactive pollution from nuclear wastes? If not then write and tell the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy BEIS. Boycott their dodgy CONsultation : Working with Communities; Implementing Geological Disposal Tell them that you are boycotting their CONsultation, that you are not willing to Implement []

via Is YOUR Community Willing to Accept Chemical and Radioactive Pollution from Nuclear Wastes?

11:42

ACT takes lead on electric vehicles, all new government cars to be zero emissions RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ACT unveils major push into electric vehicles, including zero emission mandate for government fleets, charging infrastructure, use of transit lanes, salary sacrifice for electric bikes, and studies on using EVs and their batteries to help manage the grid.

via ACT takes lead on electric vehicles, all new government cars to be zero emissions RenewEconomy

11:41

Smoldering Nuclear Waste Barrel Fire At Idaho National Nuclear Lab Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Photo of an apparently similar fire at WIPP in New Mexico in 2014. The INL (Idaho National [Nuclear] Lab) nuclear waste barrel was to be shipped to WIPP, because even though INL promotes nuclear, Idaho doesnt want nuclear waste, and used legal action to get a sweetheart of a deal with the US government. It []

via Smoldering Nuclear Waste Barrel Fire At Idaho National Nuclear Lab Mining Awareness +

11:40

The US Constitution Reserves To Congress The Right To Declare War Because History Showed That Executives May Go To War For Reasons Which Are Not In The National Interest Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The British model gave the king the absolute power to make war. The American framers [of the Constitution] repudiated that form of government because their study of history convinced them that executives go to war not for the national interest but to satisfy personal desires of glory, ambition, and fame. The resulting military adventures were []

via The US Constitution Reserves To Congress The Right To Declare War Because History Showed That Executives May Go To War For Reasons Which Are Not In The National Interest Mining Awareness +

11:37

Why does the conviction against Lula threaten the rule of law? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The problem with Lula's conviction is the use of criminal proceedings as a political toolset with a long-standing authoritarian agenda. Portugus 

Ministry of Culture - Opening of the II National Conference of Culture. Some rights reserved.

On April 4, the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) denied the habeas corpus petition filed by former President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva, a constitutional remedy to prevent his arrest before his conviction becomes definitive.

Lula was sentenced first, and later on second instance, to 12 years in prison on charges of corruption, mainly for supposedly accepting an apartment as a bribe in order to facilitate dubious contracts with Petrobras, Brazil's State oil company.

The problem with Lula's conviction is the use of criminal proceedings as a political toolset with a long-standing authoritarian agenda. The official discourse is the redemption and moralization of politics, but its machinery disregards constitutional fundamental rights inverting the burden of proof and tainting the very principle of a fair trial.

To justify our thesis, our argument will be based on the following points: that conclusive evidence has not been presented in the Sergio Moro's sentence that could indicate Lula's crime of corruption and money laundering; that Lula's case was sped through the courts in record time, and the rights provided by the procedural laws were not respected; and finally, that, as illustrated by the habeas corpus decision made by the Brazilian Supreme Court, a restrictive interpretation of the law was used to the detriment of Lula.

The judge Sergio Moro has sentenced former president Lula for the crime of corruption and money laundering. In his ruling, the judge points out only a few indications that a property in the interior of the State of So Paulo (known as the Triplex of Guaruj) belonged to Lula.......

11:37

From the Nuclear Buchenwald touch (Hamiltons words in 1950) to Nuclear Extermination. Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : In 1950 Dr. Joseph Hamilton, a Manhattan Project physician involved with human plutonium injections, on unknowing victims, from 1945 to 1947, advised using chimpanzees rather than humans, for total body irradiation experiments, because If this is to be done in humans, I feel that those concerned in the Atomic Energy

via From the Nuclear Buchenwald touch (Hamiltons words in 1950) to Nuclear Extermination. Mining Awareness +

11:36

NVIDIA & Valve Are Among Those Backing X.Org's XDC2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This year's X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2018) has already received some big name sponsors...

11:33

The Poet: Stephen Levine, Half Life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Half Life

"We walk through half our life
as if it were a fever dream,
barely touching the ground,
our eyes half open,
our heart half closed.

Not half knowing who we are,
we watch the ghost of us drift
from room to room,
through friends and lovers
never quite as real as advertised.

Not saying half we mean
or meaning half we say,
we dream ourselves
from birth to birth
seeking some true self.

Until the fever breaks
and the heart can not abide
a moment longer
as the rest of us awakens,
summoned from the dream,
not half caring for anything but love."

~ Stephen Levine

11:30

Sardinia's mysterious annual "exorcism" ceremony "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No one dares to speak as smoke from a massive bonfire billows and twirls into a thick haze in the remote mountain town of Mamoiada. Flaming logs crack open, echoing through central Sardinia's rugged massifs and twisting valleys, shooting sparks toward a solemn mass of spectators. We're huddled together on a piercingly cold January night, bracing for something wild in the darkness that's lurching ever closer. I peer through the smoke, searching for any signs of life beyond the glow of the blaze when I see several mothers suddenly pull their children in close. Just then, Ruggero Mameli, a lifelong Mamoiada resident who had invited me to come witness this event, whispers, "They're coming." Within seconds, a distant rattling sound shakes the night awake, building slowly with each heavy step until it erupts into a deafening clatter. The sea of spectators parts, I see them, and a chill runs up my spine. Twelve menacing figures in jet-black masks with jutting, ghoulish features and dark sheepskin tunics are inching toward me, weighed down by up to 65 pounds of cowbells strapped to their backs. Their hunched frames slowly drag forward in two rows, eyeing the crowd as they heave themselves into a series of synchronized convulsions that cause the sheep bones inside their copper bells to clang in a thunderous chorus.

11:29

Scientists Say EU's "Robot Bill Of Rights" Would Violate The Rights Of Humans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The decision by an influential EU Parliamentary Committee to approve whats been described by critics and proponents alike as a robot "bill of rights" back in January has ignited a fierce backlash and prompted a group of dozens of AI researchers to write a scathing letter criticizing the EU's approach to regulating robots.
In the open letter, 156 robotics and AI experts from 14 countries blasted the EU for trying to enforce "nonsensical" and "non-pragmatic" regulations that ultimately could violate people's rights.
Here's more from EuroNews:
In an open letter, more than 150 experts in robotics, artificial intelligence,...

11:26

Caf Weltschmerz: De VS Kan Niet Zonder Oorlog "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

De VS Kan Niet Zonder Oorlog

Inleiding:

Sinds de stichting van de VS in 1776 is het land tot nu toe 93 procent van haar tijd in oorlog geweest. Sinds 1945 heeft de VS geen enkele oorlog gewonnen, de Koreaanse Oorlog eindigde daar waar die begonnen was, de Vietnamese Oorlog werd door Washington verloren, evenals de oorlogen in Afghanistan, Irak, Libi en Syri. 

De vraag is dan ook 'Qui bono'? In zijn roman '1984' schreef George Orwell dat oorlog 

'helpt om de speciale geestelijke atmosfeer in stand te houden, die een hirarchische maatschappij nodig heeft. De oorlog, zo zal men zien, is nu een zuiver binnenlandse aangelegenheid. In het verleden bestreden de heersende groepen van alle landen elkaar ook echt, al mochten zij inzien, dat zij een gemeenschappelijk belang hadden en daarom de vernietigende werking van de oorlog zouden moeten beperken, en de overwinnaar altijd de overwonnene plunderde. In onze eigen tijd vechten zij helemaal niet teg...

11:24

Lessons From the Fiftieth Anniversary of the King Assassination "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, in 1963. (adapted photo credit Agence France Presse/Getty Images)

By James ONeill*

The 4 of April 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The media coverage in Australia followed the same pattern that has been observed in the previous anniversaries. Tribute was paid t...

11:23

John Oliver Explains Just Where Cardi Bs Tax Money (And Yours) Is Going "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Everything you need to know about paying taxes (before April 17, dont forget!) in the wake of the recent tax bill.

What: An incisive look at who is paying how much in taxes, and where that money is going.

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11:23

NASAs TESS Satellite Will Supercharge Search for Nearby, Earth-Like Worlds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Monday, April 16, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASAs new exoplanet hunter will train its sights on nearer, brighter stars than its predecessors did. If TESS lives up to scientists predictions, it could energize our search for life in the cosmos.

When the Kepler space telescope launched in 2009, scientists didnt know what fraction of stars hosted planets. The Kepler mission was a statistical exploration looking to see how frequently planets occur around stars, Harvard astronomer David Latham told Space.com. One of the big surprises from Kepler was to find this whole population of planets with sizes between that of Neptune and Earth and there arent any in our solar system, zero and theyre everywhere out there, said Latham, whos worked on the Kepler project for nearly 20 years.

Kepler is what made us become aware that planets are as common as telephone poles, SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak told Space.com. But the stars that Kepler was staring at for four years they were all somewhere between 500 and 1,500 light-years away. TESS will survey the local neighborhood for planets like Earth. [NASAs TESS Exoplanet-Hunter in Pictures].

FLASHBACK: Yemeni army spokesman: 'Saudi Arabia has used chemical and biological weapons in Ma'rib' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier General Sharaf Qaleb Luqman disclosed extensive use of chemical and biological weapons by Saudi-led forces in Yemen's Ma'rib province. "The coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia has used chemical and biological weapons in Ma'rib," Arab media outlets quoted General Luqman as saying on Tuesday. In early April, a senior Yemeni military official said that revolutionary fighters have confiscated a number of Saudi trucks carrying chemical substances for the terrorists running operations in the Muslim country. Yemeni Major General Khalid al-Barayemi said that the revolutionary forces found the chemical weapons in several Saudi trucks bound for areas under Saudi-backed ISIL and Al-Qaeda terrorists' control.

11:23

Evidence mounts for habitability of Venus-like worlds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Climate models show exoplanets like Venus could hold oceans under the right conditions. Richard A. Lovett reports.

11:23

Lavrov: Intel services of a state that promotes Russophobia behind staged Douma chemical attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Moscow has irrefutable data that the incident in Douma, Syria was staged by the intelligence services of a foreign state pushing a Russophobic campaign, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated.

We have irrefutable evidence that it was another staging, and the special services of a state which is in the forefront of the Russophobic campaign had a hand in the staging, Lavrov said at a news conference with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok on Friday.

During their meeting in Moscow, both diplomats touched upon Syria, which has recently been threatened with new military strikes in the wake of an alleged chemical attack. Some Western leaders, including from the US and France, claim that the Syrian government is behind the alleged incident. It comes despite a team from the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), tasked with establishing the truth, only just arriving in the country.

Russias top diplomat warned against following the Libyan and Iraqi scenarios amid the intensifying bellicose rhetoric.

God forbid something adventurous will be undertaken in Syria similar to the Libyan or Iraqi experience I hope nobody dares to, Lavrov told reporters.

Otherwise, a new wave of refugees will surge into Europe and in other directions, the foreign minister warned. However, this scenario does not bother those who are protected by an ocean and can rip apart the region for the sake of geopolitical interests, he said.

The situation regarding Syria has escalated over the past week, following Saturdays reports on the alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma. Pro-militant sources, and the controversial White Helmets group in particular, claimed that the Syrian government used chlorine-filled munitions to strike the area, killing and injuring dozens of civilians. Moscow and Damascus have repeatedly dismissed the allegations. After inspecting the site of the alleged incident, Russian military specialists said there were no signs of chemical weapon use.

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11:23

Cancer not only mutates but evolves other mechanisms to beat drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cancer can be triggered by different causes. Melanoma is usually induced by the sun, by dangerous ultraviolet light damage. In the majority of cases, UV damage leaves a unique mutational footprint behind and as a result unstoppable cell proliferation is induced.

UV damage gives rise to point mutations changes in a single letter of the 3 billion letter human genome. These mutations can interfere with signals that tell cells when to grow and divide and when to stop. Mutations in a protein called BRAF, a major signaling regulator, cause growth signals to be stuck in the on position and drive cancer development.

Though scientists have managed to come up with drugs that target and turn off aberrant BRAF signaling, cancer cells are clever. They learn to adapt to these BRAF-inhibitors. Today, many patients respond to cancer treatment very positively at first. However, unfortunately many ultimately develop resistance and metastases.

11:22

Global Stocks Mixed After Syria Air Strikes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Investors breathed a sigh of relief after missile strikes on Syria didnt lead to a major escalation in the seven-year-old conflict

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Global stocks were mixed Monday, while oil and bond prices fell amid expectation that U.S.-led strikes on Syria late last week would not escalate into a broader conflict.

The Stoxx Europe 600 edged down in early morning trade while Asian stocks were mixed. Futures pointed to an opening gain of 0.4% for the S&P 500. Crude oil and bond prices fell, after gaining last week on the back of increased global tensions around Syria.

Investors breathed a sigh of relief after missile strikes late Friday by the U.S., U.K. and France on Syria didnt lead to a major escalation in the seven-year-old conflict. A Pentagon official said that the single wave of strikes is complete for now, while in a Twitter post on Saturday, President Donald Trump said Mission Accomplished!

Uncertainties can escalate again but so far the biggest fears havent been realized which allows risky assets to recover, said Viraj Patel, a strategist at ING Bank.

Geopolitical concerns, trade tensions, as well as some weaker-than-expected economic numbers, rattled investor sentiment in recent weeks over concerns those factors could hit a rare spurt of synchronized global economic upswing.

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose to 2.851% from 2.828%. Yields move inversely to prices. The WSJ Dollar Index, which tracks the dollar against a basket of 16 currencies, was down 0.1%.

The price of Brent crude, the international oil gauge, was down 1.5% on Monday after gaining 8.1% last week on concerns that wider conflict in the Middle East would affect supply.

This has left the market very sensitive to headlines, said Randy Warren, chief investment officer of Philadelphia-based Warren Financial, who is advising clients to mitigate risk.

This see-saw stock mark...

11:22

A City-Sized Telescope Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

COLUMBUS, Ohio A gravitational wave detector thats 2.5 miles long isnt cool. You know whats cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector.

Thats the upshot of a series of talks given here Saturday (April 14) at the April meeting of the American Physical Society. The next generation of gravitational wave detectors will peer right up to the outer edge of the observable universe, looking for ripples in the very fabric of space-time, which Einstein predicted would occur when massive objects like black holes collide. But there are still some significant challenges standing in the way of their construction, presenters told the audience.

The current detectors you might think are very sensitive, Matthew Evans, a physicist at MIT, told the audience. And thats true, but theyre also the least sensitive detectors with which you can [possibly] detect gravitational waves. [8 Ways You Can See Einsteins Theory of Relativity in Real Life].

11:22

Why immuno-therapy is leaving markets abuzz across the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The biotechnology sectors fastest-growing segment, immuno-oncology, has become the hottest buzzword for investment in Asia.

The field, that uses the bodys own immune system to help fight cancer, has seen two mega acquisitions in the United States in recent months.

And Hong Kong stock exchange is now tuning into its strong future, with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) already agreeing to revamp listing rules that will fast track applications by firms linked with the sector to help more innovative drugs and medical devices developers go public as soon as early this summer, and raise much-needed development cash.

11:22

U.S. Overthrowing Other Peopler's Governments "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

William Blum

Overthrowing other peoples governments: The Master List

By William Blum
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)
  • China 1949 to early 1960s
  • Albania 1949-53
  • ...

11:20

Putins Two-Faced Policies Bind Russias HandsMaking Partners Out of Adversaries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russia weighs sanctions against US aerospace companies

Moscow looks for ways to retaliate without damaging interests closer to home

An export ban on titanium would hurt Boeing, which buys about 35 per cent of its supply from a Russian state monopoly Bloomberg

As the US prepares further sanctions against Russia in response to its support for the Syrian regime, Moscow is still struggling to find ways to retaliate for the first salvo imposed this month.

Measures to be debated in Russias parliament this week propose banning US comp...

11:19

Hillsong Churchs debut in the 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Gay Lord Brian

Gay Lord Brian Houston of Hillsong

Below is an article in ABC Australia on-line about Sydneys Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2015.

It is anticipated that Brian Houston of Hill