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Monday, 18 September

03:30

Week in review: Dangerous Bluetooth, EU cybersecurity certification, how Equifax hackers got in "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres an overview of some of last weeks most interesting news, articles and podcasts: Equifax breach happened because of a missed patch The attackers who breached Equifax managed to do so by exploiting a vulnerability in its US website, the company has finally confirmed. The vulnerability in question was Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638. Organizations struggle to maximize the value of threat intelligence Amidst growing concerns of large-scale cyber attacks, 84 percent of organizations participating in a More

00:10

Vorsto nach Down Under "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Eigener Bericht) - Untersttzt von deutschen Unternehmerverbnden pldieren fhrende EU-Funktionre fr eine Ausweitung der europischen Freihandelsoffensiven nach Australien und Neuseeland. Entsprechende Vereinbarungen hat EU-Kommissionsprsident Jean-Claude Juncker in der vergangenen Woche angekndigt. Gleichzeitig treiben Berlin und Brssel den endgltigen Abschluss des Japan-EU-Freihandelsabkommens (JEFTA) voran - gegen wachsende Proteste. Whrend protektionistische Manahmen den Einfluss Chinas in der stlichen und sdstlichen EU-Peripherie mindern sollen, wollen Berlin und Brssel ihre Aktivitten in der Nachbarschaft der aufstrebenden Volksrepublik verstrken - indem sie die von Trump aufgegebene US-Strategie des handelspolitischen Containments gegenber China weiterverfolgen.

Factory Asia: Film about the emergence of a new working class in Indonesia (Lembaga Informasi Perburuhan Sedane (LIPS)) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17/09/2017 - This film describes the development of industrial zones for world market production around Jakarta, Indonesia. It shows how industrialization and urbanization changes the landscape, clears villages from ...

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Sunday, 17 September

23:00

The Port Arthur Edition of Who Killed Cock Robin? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB

On August 27, 2017, GumshoeNews published my article Who Killed Cock Robin? It was a book review of a book for which I had received only a PDF without an authors name, and with the title: 9/11 Exposed.  On September 7, 2017, I met Christopher Bollyn at a lecture he gave near Boston, and learned that he is the author of that PDF. Its now a published book, entitled The Great Deception. Bollyn told us that had laboured for 12 years to gather information about the 9/11 players, and he pinpointed their manifold connections to Israel.

I shaped my August 27 review of Bollyns work around a dozen questions that seek to identify which individuals or organizations had the necessaries to attack the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. I did a take-off on the rhyme about the death of Cock Robin, where they ask Who caught his blood? Wholl dig his grave? etc.

Ill now try a similar approach to the mystery of Port Arthur Australias introduction to terrorism that happened in 1996. I will use the same 12 questions that I applied to the 9/11 mystery, but now re-worded to fit Tasmania.  Here are the original twelve questions about 9/11, and in parentheses my adaptation for Port Arthur:

A Dozen Questions

  1. Who controlled entry to the premises on 9/11? (Who controlled the two sites: Broad Arrow Caf and Seascape Cottage?)
  1. Who created the weapons used in attacking the WTC? (Who brought in the guns for the shooting at PAHS Port Arthur Historic Site and what weapon was used to explode the BMW on the grass at Seascape, and burn the cottage next day?)
  1. Who provided a distraction story about Arab hijackers? (Who gave us the legend of Martin Bryants involvement?)...

22:25

United States Ambassador to Zambia: Who Is Dan Foote? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daniel Lewis Foote, a career member of the Foreign Service who has spent much of the last several years in drug enforcement, was nominated on September 2, 2017, to be the United States ambassador to Zambia. If hes confirmed, it will be his first such posting.

 

Foote was born in Syracuse, New York, and grew up in the Buffalo area. He graduated from East High School in Williamsville, New York, in 1982 and went to Columbia University, where he was a defensive end on the football team and participated in track and field for the Lions. Foote graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1986.

 

After college, Foote worked in New York City for six years as a trader/broker of natural gas. He left the business world behind in 1992 to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, where he oversaw the construction of water systems, improvement of schools and residences, and alternative agriculture and marketing programs. After his two-year stint was up, Foote moved to Northern California to teach high school Spanish and coach football and track. He joined the State Department in 1998.

 

Footes early assignments included time in the State Department Operations Center and in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, a posting at the embassy in London and in the consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was part of the reconstruction team in Erbil, in the Kurdish region of Iraq. He was then assigned as management officer and political/economic chief in the Luxembourg embassy in 2005 and 2006. He was also a management counselor at the embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2007.

 

Foote was then sent back to Iraq, first at the Baghdad embassy and then to lead the provincial reconstruction team in Maysan province. There, he focused creating a U.S.-friendly local government and on economic development, including the delivery of services such as water and electricity.

 

In 2010, Foote was in Colombia as director of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section in that country. The following year, he was sent to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as deputy chief of mission and went across the island of Hispanola to a similar role in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2013, where he also served as charg d'affaires.

 

Foote then went...

22:14

Internal email to then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about FM Kevin Rudd headed - "WARNING!" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On 5 December 2011 NATO countries held a conference in Bonn Germany to discuss Afghanistan. Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd didn't make the cut for front ranks of the class photo. But The Rudd was keen to make his mark. So he gave a speech "intervening". Back home he felt...

21:50

Notice to the Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guteresse, over the Nigerian Military onslaught on The Igbos in south eastern Nigeria. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Distinguished United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, we the Igbos are very happy for this platform of interaction you have More

21:48

PROOF: Flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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(Natural News) As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, Ive long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesnt mean Im opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, Im the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

To my knowledge, Im the only independent journalist in the world who is scientifically trained to run an atomic mass spectrometry laboratory, which Ive been running for over three years now and testing the heavy metals content of organic superfoods like cacao, common vaccines as well as the ability of water filters to remove toxic heavy metals. Im the creator of the...

21:44

Bernie's Single Payer Health is Suicidal, 1791 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Good morning, Im still reporting on: Bernie's Single Payer Health is Suicidal, 1791 Synopsis: This is a revelation to me. Ive never understood what single-payer health care was until this morning. I guess I thought it couldnt be that simple that the government pays for everything but it is. Matthew Continetti unpacked the problem in the Washington Free Beacon this morning. On Wednesday, Vermonts Socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders, who is now apparently the defacto leader of Congressional Democrats, introduced his single-payer health care system, with the support of 16 Democrat Senators. Sanders bill would repeal Obamacare, as well as most other private and public insurance and replace it with an all-powerful, government-run system to pay for everyones medical care and expenses. However, in the words of Robert Pear of the NYT: Mr. Sanders did not say how he would pay for his bill. A similar system enacted by his home state of Vermont collapsed several years ago. Similar bills did not pass in California. New Jersey and Colorado. According to the liberal Urban Institute: Federal [health] expenditures would increase by $32 trillion [between 2017 and 2026]. Sanderss revenue proposals would raise $15.3 trillion from 2017 to 2026. So let me guess, the remaining $17 trillion shortfall would go onto the national debt, thus doubling interest payments from the current $268 billion a year up to $500 billion all by itself! As Continetti points out, if the Dems in the Senate are going to follow Bernie Sanders off a cliff, go ahead, because no one is going to support this once the facts are known. As Continetti puts it: The headlines the left has generated this week include single-payer health care, draping a tarp over a statue of Thomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia campus, the resignation of the mayor of Seattle after a fifth accusation of child abuse, the Bob Menendez corruption trial, and Hillary Clinton's latest sanctimony tour. That man in the Oval Office? He can only be smiling. But whats the MSM talking about? Trumps polling numbers are bad and poor Hillary, she really did win the election. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Learn How To Generate Passive Income Using Bitcoins At: https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Protect Your Information From Big Data - Click Here! https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Use Promo.......

21:43

A Revised Acquisition Program Baseline and Threat Assessment for the Chemical Demilitarization Program, October 2002 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Background

This report is the first in a series of reports that discuss the acquisition of the Chemical Demilitarization Program (the Demilitarization Program). The mission of the Demilitarization Program is to destroy chemical munitions through incineration or other approved alternative technologies. In 1985, the Congress, in section 1521, title 50, United States Code, Destruction of Existing Stockpile of Lethal Chemical Agents and Munitions, (Public Law 99-145), directed DoD to oversee the destruction of the stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions because of concerns for the stockpile deterioration. The Army established the Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization to manage the day-to-day operations of destroying the chemical weapons. In May 2001, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics designated the Demilitarization Program as a major Defense acquisition program (Acquisition Category ID) and assigned the Army as the Executive Agent. Through July 2002, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded contracts for construction, systemization, operations, and closure of chemical destruction facilities at Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System, Johnston Island, Hawaii, and Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Tooele, Utah. The Office of the Secretary of Defense approved a cost estimate totaling $24 billion, of which the program office awarded $5.8 billion in contracts for the Demilitarization Program.

Who Should Read This Report and Why? This report should be read by all who are interested in the Armys demilitarization of its chemical munitions stockpile. This report discusses why the Army needs to update its acquisition program baseline agreement and to obtain a documented threat assessment.

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 A Revised Acquisition Program Baseline and Threat Assessment for the Chemical Demilitarization Program, October 2002 [34 Pages, 1.4MB]

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21:42

Its Time For EveryoneLeft, Right And CenterTo Admit They Were Lied To About Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The word Nazi drew its final breaths as a real word with an actual definition at some point in the year 2016, before being laid to rest in a grave of gratuitous overuse and boy-who-cried-wolf ambiguity. Google the words Trump and Hitler together and youll be met with a deluge of essays solemnly put forward []

The post Its Time For EveryoneLeft, Right And CenterTo Admit They Were Lied To About Trump appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

21:41

Head of YPG/PKK /SDF Damascus Declared War on Us "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


This news was published about 12 hours ago according to the site. (Its 2:30 pm est)
Head of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units Siban Hamo condemned the Syrian regime or Russian shelling of a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position east of the Euphrates River, questioning how they can target forces that have been combating the ISIS terrorist group.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that the shelling is a
declaration of war.

Siban Hamo condemns either or both the Syrian regime/Russian Shelling of SDF east of the Euphrates by claiming this is a declaration of war

Pretty certain that the news from two days ago had the Kurdish terrorists declaring war on Syria. Lets go back to my previous post and reread the threats made by PKK/YPG on the 15th of September..

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has the right to fight in any area under Daesh (IS) control in Syria and liberate it, he said.

We do not allow the regime or its militias to cross to the eastern riverbank.


So, two days ago the YPG/PKK/SDF pick your brand were threatening the Syrian army as they move to retake Syrian territory. Sure sounds to be a declaration of war. Today the YPG/PKK/SDF pick your brand are claiming Syria taking its territory back is a declaration of war against the YPG/PKK/SDF (pick your brand?)


Russia says that it wants to combat terrorism, so why is it fighting an effective side that is working against the terrorists? he wondered.

Therein lies the BIG LIE the one thats been spread by so many the Kurds fighting ISIS - working against terrorism- BIG, BIG LIE

Russia and Syria have have been fighting destabilizing/annexing terrorists all along.
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21:40

Frugal Prepping: 30 Survival Items You Can Get At The Dollar Store "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Frugal Prepping: 30 Survival Items You Can Get At The Dollar Store | 1-dollar | Preparedness\Survival

Preparing for disasters can be costly if you have to purchase everything at once. Many preparedness enthusiasts prefer the less stressful route in prepping a little at a time. That said, our monthly budgets sometimes do not allow for expensive, top of the line purchases. Thats when you have to get creative.

When my family rode out the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008, we were off the grid for two weeks and used many emergency items purchased from the Dollar Store. At the time, we were paying off lofty debts and didnt have the money to buy brand name items. Many of the items I purchased, I outlined in the first week of 52-Weeks to Preparedness, but there are many more Dollar Store finds that I wanted to list today.

Check out this checklist for suggested items to store for short-term emergencies

Below, are thirty prepper-related items you could easily find at your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree. The listed items are supplies for one person, so if you have other family members to consider, multiply some of the supplies by the amount of family members. This calculator could serve as a starting point for items you may want to keep an eye out for.

    1. Paper plates and plastic utensils
    2. Zip-...

21:40

Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Europe, Autumn 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

. Dear Friends and Allies, With extreme weather from devastating flooding to raging fires experienced around the world these past weeks - it could not be more clear that the Earth is again sending us an urgent message that we must take immediate action to keep fossil fuels in the ground - and re-vision and re-build a just and sustainable future for all. With these

21:39

Haul No! Halt Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon, Transport on Indian Lands, Milling Poisoning Utes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

.. Haul No! Reports: Halt Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon, Transport on Indian Lands, Milling Poisoning Utes Haul No! Video of Canyon Mine activity from Sept. 13, 2017. "A worker on site stated that they will be able to start mining next week. We are checking into the statements made by the worker and will have further info soon. It is likely that it is not possible for them to start

21:32

Vatican Diplomat in D.C. Allowed to Flee back to the Vatican to Avoid Prosecution for Child Porn "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: The Free Thought Project | by Jack Burns

The Vatican embassy in Washington D.C. has four diplomatic staff, and it is now admitting that at least one diplomat has been found with child pornographybut the church will not allow him to be prosecuted.

As a diplomat, the unidentified priest has immunity from prosecution for most crimes under the Vienna Convention. The State Department requested that the Vatican waive immunity so that the individual could be properly prosecuted on Aug. 21. Instead of allowing the priest to be charged, tried and potentially convicted of possession of child pornography, the Vatican recalled him. In other words, the Vatican protected the priest from prosecution.

According to the Associated Press, "The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors had launched their own probe." Going further, the AP wrote,"The State Department said it had asked the Vatican to lift the official's diplomatic immunity on Aug. 21. It said that request was denied three days later. For the State Department to make such a request, its lawyers would have needed to be convinced that there was reasonable cause for criminal prosecution."
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Possession of child pornography was made illegal in 2013 under the Vatican's criminal code. If found guilty, the Vatican can sentence the high-ranking priest to up to...

21:32

Google Will Auto-Delete Android Backups if Phones not Used for Long Periods "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Submitted via IRC for SoyCow5743

Google will automatically [begin a delayed - Ed] delete all of a user's Android backup files stored in his Google Drive account if the user does not use his phone for two weeks. After Google detects this period of inactivity, it will start a 60-day counter for old Android backup files. After that counter reaches zero, Google will delete the backup files from the user's Drive account.

The auto-delete function was discovered this week by a Reddit user who used it to create backups for a defective Nexus 6P. The user sent back the phone, and while he waited for a replacement, he saw that his Nexus 6P backup files stored were marked for deletion.

[...] People who rely on Android's built-in Drive-based backup system should keep an eye out on the Backups folder. Storing backups offline or using specialized backup & restore Android apps is an alternative.

Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/mobile/google-will-auto-delete-android-backups-if-users-dont-use-their-phones-for-2-weeks/


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21:31

Steve Irwins Son Is An Award Winning Photographer And These Photos Show Why "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People often say like father, like son, and it is so unbelievably true in this case. Robert Irwin, the son of Steve Irwin, is following in his late fathers footsteps and is helping the world to fall in love with nature. Since a very young age, Robert was fascinated with the natural world. Now, together []

21:30

Study Finds Antibiotics to Increase Risk of Autoimmune Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Natural News | by Tracey Watson

Now, a new study out of Harvard has confirmed what publications like Natural News have been saying for years: There is a direct link between gut health, immunity and autoimmune diseases like diabetes.

The study, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sought to investigate how a set of "guardian genes" known as human leukocyte antigen (HLA) in humans, and major histocompatibility complexes (MHC) in mice protect against autoimmune diseases.

The study determined that at least one of these genes is shaped by friendly bacteria in the gut. Of even greater importance was the team's discovery that these guardian genes are virtually neutralized if their hosts are exposed to antibiotics in the womb or shortly after birth, or if they are kept in unnaturally sterile environments.

Science Daily reports:

When treated with antibiotics in the first six weeks of life, mice went on to develop pancreatic inflammation, a precursor to type 1 diabetes, despite carrying the guardian gene. Treatment with antibiotics later in life between six and 10 weeks after birth did not lead to loss of protection against diabetes. The observation suggests a period during which the newborn gut is seeded by various germs, the researchers say. Interfering with that process by administering antibiotics appears to disrupt the balance of the gut microbiota, which in turn leads to loss of genetic protection.

Mice whose mothers had been given antibiotics in the 10 days before giving birth lost their genetic protection, the researchers found, and went on to develop pancreatic inflammation. Mice born with the protective gene but raised in sterile cages and deprived of bacterial exposure during early development never acquired gut microbial balance and disease protection.

Jonathan Landsman, writing for Natural News, highlighted the fact that over 70 percent of human immunity starts in the gut, and that friendly bacteria are vit...

21:30

Jacinda Ardern like youve never seen her before "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Jacinda Ardern was interviewed by Larry Williams she was asked about a video that was already online, which was her closing address to the 2009 International Union of Socialist Youth Festival in Hungary. Her answer was that she wasnt sure precisely when it was and thought it was 2008. She should have been more []

The post Jacinda Ardern like youve never seen her before appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

21:29

Austria: 90% of asylum seekers end up on welfare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Surprised? Dont be. Thought that the Muslim migrants were coming to Europe to serve as a work force for the aging population? Dont be naive. Non-Muslims paying for the upkeep of Muslims is a Quranic dictate: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden []

21:29

Amazon Deletes Hundreds of One-Star Reviews of Hillary Clintons New Book "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: The Daily Sheeple | by Zero Hedge

In what many have dubbed a flagrant intervention by Amazon itself to seemingly boost the rating of Hillary Clinton's new book "What Happened", the Telegraph first reported, and subsequently many others observed first hand, that Amazon has been monitoring and deleting 1-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book "which was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released."

Reviews of What Happened have been mixed, with some accusing Clinton of using it as an opportunity to blame others such as former FBI head James Comey, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, social media and pretty much everything else for her failure, rather than herself. Even The New York Times, which supported Clinton's campaign, wrote that the book is "a score-settling jubilee".

What is fascinating, is how few one-star reviews have remained on the website amid reports and screengrabs showing that reviewers used the space to criticize the former First Lady. One 1-star review, which remained on the website earlier today, read: "Read all the promotional excerpts, which combined come close to book length pretty good novel. It is fiction, isn't it? Surely, someone is playing a joke." Another wrote "Picked this book up at Wal-Mart out of sheer morbid curiosity. Returned it, claiming I bought the wrong book."

While this is not the first time Amazon has intervened to "adjust" the ratings of its products in November negative comments under a book by anti-Trump broadcaster Megyn Kelly appeared to be removed by the retailer it has rarely "adjusted" reviews of such a prominent product so publicly.

Speaking to Fortune, an Amazon spokesperson said: "In the case of a memoir, the subject of the book is the author and their views. It...

21:25

PROOF: Flu shuts are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PROOF: Flu shuts are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world by: Mike Adams  Natural News As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, Ive...

The post PROOF: Flu shuts are the greatest medical fraud in the history of the world appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:21

Identity politics: Is Jacinda the new Mabel? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its not unusual to see over the top articles in an election campaign, and there has been a number of people popping up getting an airing. Is this over the top from Katie Pickles (Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research and Professor and Head of History at the University of Canterbury): Jacinda Ardern channels that bloody []

21:20

Iceland: Criminal Conspiracy to Pardon a Notorious Pedophile, Government is Collapsing as a Result "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Uproxx | by Dan Seitz

Imagine this, for a moment: The Koch Brothers had decided that Jared Fogle had done enough time, and written two letters they took to Mike Pence. Pence agrees, got the Senate Judiciary Committee to rule Fogle really was forgiven for molesting children, and then Donald Trump signed off on it. And they all agreed to do this in secret, and cover it up.

Obviously, that hasn't happened in the U.S., but it's, more or less, exactly what's happening in Iceland.

Specifically, Hjalti Sigurjn Hauksson requested to have his "honor restored." Pardons, in Iceland, are different from those in the US: You need two letters of recommendation from prominent citizens, first, before the application is approved by the Minister of the Interior. Then a committee from Iceland's Parliament has to approve it, and finally, it goes straight to the prime minister, who has to sign off on it.

If you get through the process, certain civil rights are returned, like the ability to run for office or practice law. It's also symbolic, in that it indicates the nation, which is just 334,000 people, has forgiven the crime.

Hauksson, however, is decidedly not forgiven by the community. In 2004, he was convicted of having raped his stepdaughter almost daily for the previous twelve years. At the time, it was one of the most horrendous crimes the island nation had ever seen, and the idea of Hauksson having his "honor" restored seemed laughable.

Except, it happened in August. As a result, Icelandic journalists have been fighting to force the government to reveal who, precisely, would write a letter asking such a monstrous criminal to be pardoned, since the letters and their writers aren't usually disclosed to the public. The answer, among others, was Benedikt Sveinsson, the father of Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and one of Iceland's wealthiest citizens. It looks, quite a bit, like Iceland's most notorious pedophile worked some connections and got a pardon.

Icelanders were furious,...

21:20

The Rowboat Bath. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some ideas were best discarded. This is one of them, from 1916.

The rowboat bath is the newest contribution to the physical enjoyment of living.

The rowboat bath is the newest contribution to the physical enjoyment of living.

The rowing-bath has been perfected in a western sanitarium for the purpose of adding zest to the morning plunge. It is valuable as a curative measure, but it may also be used with enjoyment and benefit by any one.

I wonder how many people bought this ridiculous thing before it sank into obscurity.

Via The Public Domain.

21:18

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Movin' On Up" -- September 17, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

There are several western sources insisting the RV is any second. Only a few are saying later in the week.

But the one we trust out of the east is saying no later than the 23rd which is less than a week away.

Perhaps this is true given that 9/24-9/30 is the last week in the US 2017 fiscal year.

So if our private redemptions were to take place that week and there could logically be a public RV on Monday October 1st that would structural make sense in terms of timing.

We shall see.

Will the RV be announced at the UN this week?

Maybe not in those exact words, but something will be announced as it relates to major global financial reforms--that we do know.

Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement was leverage used by Israel. The new US President will return the Republic back into that agreement with us the GESARA Treaty signed by 209 nations.

The next President will also reverse DACA, as this was also an Israeli leveraging tool.

The end of the transgender policy in the US military will not be reversed nor will several difficult immigration issues, except the mindless Trump boarder wall.

GESARA demands everyone either be granted citizenship in the country they live or be returned to their place of their birth in order to collect the new global allowance that is coming forward starting we understand on January 1, 2018.

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21:16

Sept 26-27: The Internet Descends On Washington. DC "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Fight For The Future for Battle for the Internet. The FCC is set on killing net neutrality. But Congress is key. They can stop the FCC and block the bigger threat: ISP-backed bills that would end net neutrality forever. We're organizing Internet users to meet with members of Congressin DC, or locallyand we're helping to cover travel costs. Are you in? On September 26-27 Internet users from across the country will converge on Washington, DC to meet directly with their members of Congress, which is by far the most effective way to influence their positions and counter the power of telecom lobbyists and campaign contributions. First you can attend a training hosted by Public Knowledge who will share years of experience on how to be effective in these meetings. Participants will be paired with a guide to show you where to go on Capitol Hill to participate in meetings with key lawmakers. If you can't make it to DC, join us by getting involved locally.

21:16

When is a pay-rise not a pay-rise? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lifting the pay-cap is too little too late.

 


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21:15

Internet Raises $80,000 for Hot Dog Vendor Mugged by Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To be handed an arbitrary citation is one thing, but to have your cash simply snatched by an officer of the law is especially egregious.

(FEE) Like all entrepreneurs, Beto Matias saw an opportunity to support his family while simultaneously creating value for his community.

Finding a prime spot right outside UC Berkeleys football stadium, Matias began selling his craft hot dogs to willing consumers. No one complained about the quality of Matias hot dogs, nor did anyone have any objections to his presence outside of the stadium. But that didnt stop the state from intervening.

Street Theft

Officer Sean Aranas approached Matias as he was going about his business and asked to see identification. Matias, in complete compliance with the officers demands, began sifting through his wallet in search of his identification. But this is where the story took a devastating turn.

Before Matias was given the opportunity to hand Aranas his ID, the wallet was ripped from his hands. And instead of merely examining his identification, Officer Aranas proceeded to confiscate the $60 Matias had in his wallet at the time. It was not until after this strong-arm mugging that the officer finally explained to Matias that he was being cited for failing to obtain a business permit.

Luckily, one of Matias customers filmed the entire encounter on his smartphone and the video has since gone viral.

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UC Berkeley Police Take Every Dollar From Street Vendor's Wallet

UC Berkeley Police confronted this street vendor for selling hotdogs to football fans. He didn't have a permit, so it's understandable that they gave him a ticket.What doesn't makes sense is this cop (Officer Sean Aranas) flipping through the man's wallet and taking every dollar he has on him.Officer Aranas: "This is law and order in action." How can Aranas get away with this? Civil forfeiture laws give cops the legal authority to rob unlucky people like Juan, who just wanted to work hard and make a living. This legalized thuggery has pretty much always existed in America, but the difference now is that we're able to film thes...

21:14

Travel in London has reduced owing to Brexit says top public transport executive "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Brexit has reduced the amount of travel in London, a top public transport executive has said.

Alex Williams, Director of City Planning for Transport for London, told a conference in the capital: Total trips in London, a leading indicator of economic activity, are going down partly because of the uncertainty of Brexit.

He told The Independent: Our issue is that we dont know if this is a kind of blip or part of a longer-term trend.

Its a one per cent reduction on the Tube, which is a great bellwether for the Bank of England about how the economy is going.

It could be Brexit, it could be the terrorist incidents in the summer affecting domestic tourism in particular. But our concern is that five months into the financial year, that seems to be continuing.

The conference, organised by the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum, is discussing the proposed expansion of Heathrow. Five years ago this month, the Coalition Government set up the Davies Commission to consider options for expanding airport capacity in south-east England.

In July 2015, Sir Howard Davies Airports Commission unanimously recommended a third runway at Heathrow. Its findings were approved last year, but consultations are continuing. Unless the National Policy Statement is approved by Parliament by next summer, the planned completion of the runway in 2025 will be jeopardised.

Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Director Expansion for Heathrow, called for faster progress. She told The Independent: With Brexit it is even more important than we not only send a message that were open for business, but that we also have the mechanics to deliver links to long-haul markets that we may not do business with today, but we will absolutely need to do business with tomorrow.

There was a very strong economic case before. I think with Brexit the urgency increases.

But Cait Hewitt, Deputy Director of the Aviation Environment Federation, said there was no certainty about continued growth: Weve undoubtedly gone through in the past few years a period of very unexpected growth in aviation. I think the key question is the extent to which that will continue in the next few decades.

21:14

Quote of the Day: On state-worship, and its worshippers in chief "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


"Politically, statism breeds a swarm of "little Caesars" who are motivated by power-lust. Culturally, statism breeds still lower a species: a swarm of "little Neros" who sing odes to depravity while the lives of their forced audiences go up in smoke."
~ Ayn Rand


21:12

Its Time To Stop Excusing Trump Supporters And Start Shaming Them For The Awful People They Are "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For nigh on two years now, people have been making the argument that not all Trump voters are racist, misogynistic bigots. This could be true; after all, there are people who voted for Barack Obama twice, but then switched to Donald Trump. The idea of this makes most of us scratch our heads because Obama was everything Trump isnt. President Obama is dignified, classy, smart, experienced, accepting of all people. Trump is bigoted to his core, narcissistic, incompetent, impulsive, undignified, unpresidential. Therefore, how could people who voted enthusiastically for Barack Obama vote for Donald Trump? I still dont know the answer to that question. What I do know is this: Its time to stop making excuses for Trump voters and start shaming them, because that is what they deserve.

Even if someone who voted for Donald Trump isnt personally a racist, a misogynist, a homophobe, or an Islamophobe, they certainly are tolerant of those various bigotries and then some. They were able to look at the Access Hollywood tape, Trumps call to ban all Muslims from the nation, his kicking off his campaign by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, his promise (and current attempts to carry out that promise) to round up hundreds of thousands of people and kick them out of the nation, his five-year-long crusade to delegitimize the first Black president all of it and still vote for him. They were able to realize just what a Trump Administration and all of its disgusting white supremacist glory would do to every American who is not a straight, white, Christian man and still pull the lever for him. These voters are selfish people who took an unconscionably callous position when it comes to the fate of millions of Americans. They knew hed do things like stacking the courts lifetime appointments, by the way with conspiracy theorists, racists, misogynists, and birthers, and they still voted for Trump.

I could go on, but you get the picture.

Trump voters watche...

21:08

Sunday Talks: Senator Tom Cotton -vs- The Smug Filled Toady "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good grief, its obvious Will Rogers never met Chuck Todd.  However, that said, the Tom Cotton part of the interview, despite the ridiculously smug condescending and antagonistic questioning, was quite good. . There aint a table wide enough

21:08

The Siege of Deir ez-Zor Is Over: What Next? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The lifting of the siege of Deir ez-Zor by Islamic State (IS) militants quite rightly raised hopes that the civil war in Syria would soon be coming to an end. As soon as it became clear how the battles for the city were going to end, however, Kurdish forces from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), wanting to get a slice of the pie, began to interfere.

21:07

Why the Mohawk Tribe Should Fire Its Lawyers and Dump the Patents Which Now Tarnish Its Name "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The quick buck isnt worth the damage done to the Mohawks reputation

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Summary: In order to dodge the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) with its Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs), the Mohawk tribe is being exploited very much in direct detriment to its reputation and status

LAST week we wrote about the Mohawk people being used by vicious corporations that only need the Mohawk people because of corporate greed. We were actually very surprised that the Mohawk people had fallen for it (or rather their lawyers had plotted this). We last wrote about that six days ago.

Since then, much has been said about the subject. We certainly hope that the Mohawks will rethink the whole thing. Published by Mike Masnick on Wednesday was this article calling the whole thing a scam (in the headline). The Mohawk tribe ought to take this as a sign and fire the dumb (if not corruptible) lawyer/s. The tribe should then toss out these patents, thereby signaling to anyone else who thinks about such a scam that it will end up badly. To quote Masnick:

Weve written a bunch over the past few years about the so-called Inter Partes Review (IPR) process at the US Patent Office. In short, this is a process that was implemented in the patent reform bill back in 2010 allowing people and companies to ask a special review board the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the Patent Office to review a patent to determine if it was valid. This was necessary because so many absolutely terrible patents were being granted, and then being used to shake down tons of companies and hold entire industries hostage. So, rather than fix the patent review process, Congress created an interesting work-around: at least make it easier for the Patent Office to go back and check to see if it got it right the first time.

Last year, part of this process was challenged at the Supreme Court and upheld as valid. However, the whole IPR is still very much under attack. Theres anoth...

21:05

Autonomy in Tampa, Solidarity in Immokalee: A Love Letter to the Future "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Autonomy in Tampa, Solidarity in Immokalee: A Love Letter to the Future appeared first on It's Going Down.

Thankfully, Tampa did not get punched in the face as much as anticipated. Still, if you are in the Tampa Bay area and need medical assistance or food/water/debris cleanup, or want to act in solidarity with your neighbors, or both! you can come to 5107 N. Central Ave, right next to St. Paul Lutheran Church. We are facilitating debris cleanup crews, providing first aid, engaging in mobile supplies distribution and more. We have cut down trees, removed debris, comforted neighbors, bought life saving medications, cleaned out fridges, put a family that didnt have one up in a safe home. No Bureaucracy. No red tape. In St Pete, community-based relief efforts are coalescing at St Pete Community Acupuncture.  And similar efforts are underway throughout Florida. If you are coming from out of the area, you are welcome at these locations, but know that Tampa itself is back to normal for most of its residents very far from an apocalyptic atmosphere. But we are using the Tampa convergence center to do relief efforts throughout the state focusing on harder hit, historically marginalized communities, including migrant farmworker and indigenous communities.

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21:04

Mark Mardell Goes to Swansea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Dylan Thomas, quoted from by Mark Mardell today

Mark Mardell was back on The World This Weekend today. Surprisingly, the much-travelled Mark didn't go to Florence for his final item. His jaunt this week was merely to Swansea - that "ugly, lovely town". 

Still, the programme faithfully followed the by-now-painfully-familiar format which I've outlined so many times I could probably sketch out Mark Mardell's pieces for him in advance.

First came the anti-Brexit angle announced in the programme's introduction:
Mark Mardell: Welcome to The World This Weekend. This is Mark Mardell. Boris Johnson is rebuked by Cabinet colleagues for an ill-timed intervention on Brexit. The Foreign Secretary was promising to spend more money on the NHS after we leave, but what will happen to poorer parts of the UK which got buckets of cash from the European Union? I've been to Swansea.
Voice 1: My fear is that Brexit will be used as an opportunity not only to grab powers back from our National Assembly but to reduce the amount of investment that we are getting in Wales as well.
Voice 2: Cutting edge projects, like rail electrification, like Swansea Bay Lagoon, are going to be burned on the altar of Brexit.
Mark Mardell: We'll hear what the Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns has to say about that. 
Then came the usual heavily one-sided report from Mark Marde...

21:03

5 Idaho Children Medically Kidnapped based on Doctors Opinion of Shaken Baby Syndrome "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Baby Rylee Wolken with her four siblings. All 5 children were removed from the home based on one Idaho doctors opinion of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Photos from The Fight for Rylee Wolken Facebook Page.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com

An Idaho couple has been blindsided by an accusation of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Michael and Chelsea Wolken had a date night and left their 5 month old baby in the care of a trusted babysitter. They knew something wasnt right when they got baby Rylee home that night, but they never dreamed that her symptoms would be diagnosed days later as Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The Wolkens have more questions than answers about what happened to make their baby so sick, but one thing they say they are certain of they didnt shake their baby.

A Child Abuse Specialist pediatrician told police and Child Protection Services that the babys condition had to be caused by abuse, based on his interpretation of x-rays, despite the fact that there were no external signs of trauma, such as a neck injury, bruising, or history of violence in the parents.

Since the doctor has made this diagnosis, CPS has taken custody of Rylee and removed Chelseas other 4 children from the home.

And doctors have stopped looking for any other explanation.

A very sick baby is now living with strangers in foster care.

The Wolkens friend and advocate Serra Frank says:

The state is blaming the parents, and theyre saying that theres no possible way it could be anything other than shaken baby syndrome, which [we] know thats not true.

It makes me worried for baby Rylee, because if theres something else going on theyre no longer looking for a cause.

The babysitter is being questioned, but at this time, it appears that CPS believes that the parents hurt their baby. The parents report that their baby was fine when they dropped Rylee off at the babysitters home, but she was projectile vomiting and lethargic....

21:03

Greek Anti-Fascist Protesters Gather At Anniversary Of Greek Rappers Murder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The disease is spreading. Via TOI: About 3,000 leftist activists and migrants marched through central Athens Saturday to honor the memory of activist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, murdered by a neo-Nazi sympathizer four years ago, and Heather Heyer, the activist killed by a car at Charlottesville, Virginia last month. The protesters gathered at Athens Syntagma Square []

21:00

Harvey Unleashed Toxic Waste from 13 Superfund Sites "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Buzzfeed: Tropical storm Harvey damaged at least 13 dump sites for thousands of tons of industrial waste, but flooding has prevented the EPA from inspecting damages in all but two sites, the agency said Saturday. This was the agencys first major update on the status of the federally managed Superfund sites, and came shortly after the

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21:00

Luis Fernando Mises: The Power Of The Free Market And The Unlimited Possibilities! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Luis Fernando Mises: The Power Of The Free Market And The Unlimited Possibilities! Video Crush the Street Luis Fernando Mises shares insights and intrigues us in todays interview, in this motivational video we will be looking at the current...

The post Luis Fernando Mises: The Power Of The Free Market And The Unlimited Possibilities! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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Mapping the Effort to Do Tax Reform "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even a good faith bipartisan tax reform effort would run into the problem that federal taxation policy has an impact on state and local tax policy, and making changes in deductions will hurt some states while benefitting others. The home mortgage deduction and the deduction for state and local taxes benefit states with high taxes and high home values. Those tend to be traditionally blue states, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. Its true that the primary beneficiaries tend to be wealthy. They make enough money to make it worth their while to itemize their tax returns, they own real property, and their state and local taxes are more than a pittance. But not every one who pays a mortgage is a fat cat, obviously, and the SALT deduction makes it less painful for state and local legislators to impose taxes, raise revenue, and provide services that lower income people need.

It can be argued that the Mid-Atlantic states (as well as states like Illinois, California and Texas) get a sweet deal on these deductions, and it effectively amounts to lower-tax, lower property value states subsidizing their taxes. On the merits, it might not be wrong to eliminate or cap the home mortgage and SALT deductions. But, as a political matter, its not something too many New York or Pennsylvania or New Jersey Republicans will vote for. Heres just two examples:

I intend to fight it with everything I know how, said Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who represents a district where 43 percent of tax filers claim SALT deductions and signed a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to preserve the break. Its a big deal for states like ours.

Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), who represents a middle-class Long Island district, said he could never vote for a tax bill that eliminated the deduction, especially for property taxes.

These people have 60-by-100 [foot] plots, theyre paying about $15,000 a year in property taxes, high state income taxes, not into Wall Street, not into stocks and bonds, he said. It would be devastating. These are Trump voters. They didnt vote for him to take away the deduction on their main asset.

Paul Ryan has discussed some possible ways to lesson the blow, perhaps by doubling the standard deduction, for example, but Im not really concerned about what constitutes fair or sensible tax policy in this piece. Im focused on what is politically possible.

There are a bunch of constraints facing the effort to do tax reform. The Republicans want....

It's Not a Decision if You Have No Choice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lets take a look at this nonsense that the New York Times published today:

WASHINGTON Bipartisanship can be disorienting.

Thats why Washington has seemed so perplexed over the past 10 days. An unexpected outbreak of cooperation between President Trump and the two top congressional Democrats has upended the established order and left lawmakers grasping to divine the significance, especially Republicans who saw themselves as a strong ruling majority.

Youve got an unconventional president who is not limited to what the conventions of political behavior are among office holders, said Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican. He is shaking things up.

Why do we need to continue to make excuses for people who know absolutely nothing about politics even though it is their profession? What kind of dunce did you need to be not to know that the Republicans would need Democratic votes to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government operating? How stupid do you have to be to think that the House Republicans would vote to extend the debt ceiling without needing any Democratic help? I began writing about this September deadline in October of last year, when it still looked like Clinton would be president. Every single thing Ive written since the election has been colored and informed by the fact that the Republicans would need Democratic help in September. So, its disorienting? Its unconventional? Its shaking things up?

That is the worst horseshit Ive ever seen.

For much of the preceding two presidencies and the beginning of this one, the parties have largely gone their separate ways, typically finding compromise only in emergencies and the need to renew popular expiring legislation. Common ground has been very uncommon.

Do you remember when the Democratically-controlled Congress forced a government shutdown during the late stages of President George W. Bushs presidency? Yeah, me neither. They didnt want to fund the presidents damn war in Iraq and it took some time to negotiate a spending package, but when the time came they allowed it to come to a vote and let the Republicans create the needed majority. Still, seventy-eight House Democrats voted for the omnibus spending bill even though it was more war funding and even thoug...

Remember the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is just a brief reminder that its the 54th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. We should take a moment to remember Addie Mae Collins (age 14), Carol Denise McNair (age 11), Carole Robertson (age 14), and Cynthia Wesley (age 14), the four African-American girls who were killed in the attack while they were changing into their choir clothes. We should also remember the four Klansmen who were responsible: Thomas Edwin Blanton, Jr., Herman Frank Cash, Robert Edward Chambliss, and Bobby Frank Cherry.

I also want to mention another victim:

Virgil Ware, aged 13, was shot in the cheek and chest with a revolver in a residential suburb 15 miles north of the city. A 16-year-old white youth named Larry Sims fired the gun (given to him by another youth named Michael Farley) at Ware, who was sitting on the handlebars of a bicycle ridden by his brother. Sims and Farley had been riding home from an anti-integration rally which had denounced the church bombing. When he spotted Ware and his brother, Sims fired twice, reportedly with his eyes closed. (Sims and Farley were later convicted of second-degree manslaughter, although the judge suspended their sentences and imposed two years probation upon each youth.)

Id like to look back at this history and see it as little more than an unfortunate part of our past. But then I see stuff like this on a constant basis:

A St. Louis judge on Friday found former police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith.

This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense, St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote in his ruling.

I didnt sit in the courtroom and hear all the evidence in this case. I do know that the officer stated that he was going to kill the motorist and then did in fact kill him. I know that there is footage that doesnt show the gun that was recovered, and that the gun had the officers DNA on it and not the DNA of Anthony Lamar Smith.

Without committing one way or the other in this particular case, I just see a lot of acquittals in cases where there seems like there should be a conviction. I see a lot of decisions not to p...

Maybe Trump's Base Wants Insults, Not Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I generally dont share the productions of my conspiratorial mind, but I can come up with wild theories just as well as any drunk at the end of the bar. I had an idea floating around the ole noggin during the early stages of the primaries that Donald Trump was working for the Russians and his mission was simply to derail the nomination of Jeb Bush. His secondary mission would be to go after any other candidates of an especially neoconservative bent, particularly Marco Rubio. He wasnt supposed to win. That idea was ridiculous, even for Trump. But if he could hurt the more anti-Russia wing of the GOP, that would be considered a big success.

I think my theory is probably too pat, and Ive never advanced it seriously, but it doesnt seem as outlandish today as it did before we knew the extent of the campaigns connections to Moscow. What we know for sure is that Trump launched his campaign as basically a traveling insult comic. His opponents were low-energy losers who had failed at everything theyd ever attempted. The more he belittled and humiliated other Republicans, the more the Republican primary voters loved him. This isnt to discount the other well known factor that helped him win loyal adherents. Obviously, his political incorrectness on race and gender attracted a deplorable set of born a**holes. But we risk forgetting how important his abuse of his Republican opponents was to his success if we focus solely on his racism and misogyny. When he called Ben Carson a brain-damaged sociopath and accused Ted Cruzs father of killing JFK and gave out Lindsey Grahams personal phone number, his fans heart swelled with adoration. Most famously, he had the gall to mock John McCain for getting captured, and it actually helped his cause. I suppose he got a two-fer when said there was something wrong with Carly Fiorinas face.

I was reminded of all this while reading Greg Sargents piece in todays Washington Post. Sargent explores the possible fallout from Trumps recent moves on immigration and whether they have the potential to cause an erosion of support among Trumps strongest supporters. And, I think, its quite possible that Trump wont see much erosion at all for the simple reason that people underestimate how much of his appeal came out of the joy he created when he abused and humiliated the Republican establishment.

Republican voters havent been giving high approval numbers to their congressional leaders for quite some time now, and this certainly hasnt improved with the failure to repeal Obamacare or move any...

21:00

EPA evaluating red teams to challenge climate science despite hurricanes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From The Washington Examiner by John Siciliano | Sep 15, 2017, 11:00 AM The Trump administration is looking to create a red team to challenge the accepted science on climate change and the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on the Earths temperature, but there is no timeline on when that exercise will occur even though

On opportunity, creativity, reciprocity & equity for PNG women "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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BRISBANE - Im always thankful for an opportunity.

'Opportunity - a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.'

I particularly cherish and admire individuals who create opportunities to promote the writing and reading of Papua New Guinea-authored literature.

For example Bob Cleland, Michael Dom, Dr Genevieve Nelson, Ed Brumby and PNG journalists Leiao Gerega and Ogia Miamel. And of course there is the ever-supportive duo of Keith Jackson, Phil Fitzpatrick as well my mentors Joan and Murray Bladwell.

In 2015, following an initiative taken by Bob Cleland to meet the organisers of Brisbane Writers Festival, a small PNG-focused group convened over lunch in Brisbane to discuss the opportunity it presented.

The group comprised Bob, Jimmy Drekore, Joycelin Leahy, Murray Bladwell, Rob Parer and Keith Jackson and the goal was to establish a pathway for PNG writers to participate in this internationally renowned literary gathering.

Thus an opportunity was created that proved to be the beginning of the journey, the backstory if you like, which led to the eventual publication of My Walk to Equality - the first ever collection of PNG womens writing which had dual launches in Port Moresby and Brisbane in March this year.

At the Brisbane launch at Miltons Mary Ryan Bookshop, I was thrilled to meet and then receive an invitation from Zoe Pollock, artistic director and chief executive of the Brisbane Writers Festival, to present MWTE at Queenslands premier literary event.

It was a great opportunity that took us to here. Or, let me rephrase, a series of opportunities created by a handful of people interested in encouraging the growth of PNGs contemporary literature, particularly literature produced by the nations women.

As it transpired, MWTE got two moments in the spotlight at this month's festival: it featured in an all-PNG women writers' panel and again in a domestic-violence-in-literature panel where I spoke alongside prominent authors Kerrie Davies and Michael Sala.

This is a tale of wond

20:59

Four American Women Attacked With Acid in France "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Four young American women in their 20s were attacked with hydrochloric acid at a Marseille train station in France on Sunday.

Initial media reports are saying this acid attack is not terror-related. The perpetrator is a 41-year-old mentally unstable woman according to BBC News.

Two of the women suffered from superficial injuries while the other two women were in shock after the attack.

According to La Provence, the 41-year-old woman who attacked the young American girls said she wanted others to feel the pain she suffered being a victim of an acid attack herself. She reportedly showed police pictures of her acid burns.

Acid attacks are on the rise in Western nations thanks to Islamic migration.

There have been 1,500 recorded acid attacks in London since 2011 according to British media.

The Daily Caller reported that acid attacks in London are up 250% in the last year or so:

A third of the attacks alone were committed in 2016, which itself was up 250 percent from the previous year. The attacks are notoriously used occasionally in the Islamic world by angry suitors seeking revenge on women who rebuff marriage proposals, or commit other shameful acts. Charities consulted by British media said 80 percent of all acid attack victims globally are women.

Isnt multiculturalism beautiful?

 

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Driver Speeds Through Convict Stockley Protest in Kirkwood, Mo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Sarah Fenske for Riverfront Times. A protest in Kirkwood last night took a potentially ugly turn when an SUV barreled through the crowd, horn honking. The protesters had assembled in the St. Louis suburb to advocate for the conviction of former police officer Jason Stockley, who has been tried on a charge of a first-degree murder. The city is now in its fifth week of waiting for a verdict, a decision in the hands of a judge after Stockley waived his right to a jury. "Stand up! Fight back!" the protesters shouted, with some brandishing signs reading, "Black Lives Matter." The protest appeared to be well under control; the video shows police lights flashing nearby. But one driver in a white SUV got fed up with the chanting and took off into the crowd.

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Dangerously Vague New US Law Blurs The Line Between Hate Speech And Hate Crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Eleven years ago, this essay argued against hate-crime laws. One argument read, People can eventually be accused of hate crimes when they use hateful speech. Hate crimes laws are a seed that can sprout in new directions. This has now come to pass, I am sorry to say. This week, the Congress passed S. J. Res. 49, and President Trump []

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20:56

Iran warns Iraq Kurds independence would mean end to border deals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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'Iran would then prepare itself to enter areas deeper than the border in response to anti-security actions'

20:55

Germany Talks Reparations For Forgotten Genocide in Namibia Where It Murdered Tens Of Thousands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Source: Urban Intellectuals

At the turn of the 20th century Germany committed a Genocide that has been more or less forgotten. They killed 10s of 1000s of men, women and children in what is now Namibia. They starved, were shot or tortured to death by German troops who were showing the rebellious tribes a lesson.

Berlin have started to speak about this atrocity, a policy U-Turn and many events is leading to talk over the massacre, raised awareness and just how to atone for what happened.

Relatives of Herero and Namaqua peoples affected by the massacre may see some justice as the German and Namibian governments talk over possible reparation payments and line up an official policy. The results are expected by June 2017.

The Guardian reported:

In 1884, as European pow...

20:52

Read posts carefully "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People tend to misread my posts.  The recent post on poverty is a good example.  Heres what I believe.

1.  On average, the poor tend to be less talented and hard working that the rich.

2.  There is nothing wrong with poor people.  They are just as good as rich people.  Being more talented doesnt make you a better person than being less talented.  Being hard working doesnt make you a better person than being less hard working.  The government should not encourage people to become more educated and harder working.  But they should stop discouraging people from working hard.

3.  Culture is not carved into stone.  China and Singapore circa 1976 were both largely Chinese cultures, but one was hard working and increasingly affluent and one was less hard working and extremely poor.  That doesnt mean that Singaporeans were better people than the Mainland Chinese.

4.  I am not fatalistic about the poor, about drug addicts, etc.  My blog is full of public policy proposals to ameliorate these problems.  Im optimistic that these problems will become less severe over time.

5.  But Im also not a dreamy-eyed utopian.  Even with perfect public policies, there would be all sorts of gaps between different ethnic groups, and between men and women.  Thats because culture changes slowly, and human capital takes time to accumulate.  Perhaps American Christians will eventually catch up to American Jews in terms of average income, but its not likely to happen in the 21st century.  Sorry Christians, but your going to just have to accept that cultural change occurs slowly.  (Thats one area where I agree with conservatives.)

6.  Some of the gaps between groups may be partly genetic, but thats never been my working assumption.  All groups have good enough genes to be at least middle class by American standards.  Good enough genes to be a truck driver or mailman or plumber or the vast majority of other jobs.  So we might as well focus on public polices, not genes.  (Thats one area where I agree with liberals.)

In general, my views lie completely outside the standard victims and villains debate between liberals and conservatives.  I dont blame blacks and Hispanics and Native Americans for their lower (average) income, nor do I blame white privilege.

Again, there is nothing wrong with having a low income.  If you are reading this blog then you probably make more money than Mother Theresa did.  That doesnt make you a better person.  Nor are you a better person than the desperately poor Indians she helped.  I prefer lots of the low income people I know to lots of the higher income people I know.

Tom Cruise didnt choose to be born Tom Cruise, nor did I choose to be born me, nor did the homeless guy down the street choose to be born home........

20:52

Can an Army of Bitcoin Bounty Hunters Deter Pirates? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When we first heard of the idea to use Bitcoin bounties to track down pirated content online, we scratched our heads.

Snitching on copyright infringers is not a new concept, but the idea of instant cash rewards though cryptocurrency was quite novel.

In theory, its pretty straightforward. Content producers can add a unique identifying watermark into movies, eBooks, or other digital files before theyre circulated. When these somehow leak to the public, the bounty hunters use the watermark to claim their Bitcoin, alerting the owner in the process.

This helps to spot leaks early on, even on networks where automated tools dont have access, and identify the source at the same time.

Two years have passed and it looks like the idea was no fluke. Custos, the South African company that owns the technology, has various copyright holders on board and recently announced a new partnership with book publisher Erudition Digital.

With help from anti-piracy outfit Digimarc, the companies will add identifying watermarks to eBook releases, counting on the bounty hunters to keep an eye out for leaks. These bounty hunters dont have to be anti-piracy experts. On the contrary, pirates are more than welcome to help out.

The Custos approach is revolutionary in that it attacks the economy of piracy by targeting uploaders rather than downloaders, turning downloaders into an early detection network, the companies announced a few days ago.

The result is pirates turn on one another, sowing seeds of distrust amongst their communities. As a result, the Custos system is capable of penetrating hard-to-reach places such as the dark web, peer-to-peer networks, and even email.


Devon Weston, Director of Market Development for Digimarc Guardian, believes that this approach is the next level in anti-piracy efforts. It complements the automated detection tools that have been available in the past by providing access to hard-to-reach places.

Together, this suite of products represents the next generation in technical measures against eBook piracy, Weston commented on the partnership.

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20:52

The Beginning Of The End Of Syrias War: Last Stand Of ISIS At Deir ez-Zor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After lifting the blockade around Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian Army is just a step away from freeing a road to Iraq. As for Washington, it is gradually losing influence in Syria, while Moscow is boosting its military, diplomatic and humanitarian positions in the region, a Russian expert told Sputnik. Commenting on last weeks lifting of the blockade []

20:51

Operation Moldova: A New NATO Anti-Russia War Project "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the forty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He discusses the escalating political and constitutional crisis in Moldova, the site of another proxy war-in-the-making between NATO and Russia in Eastern Europe, and the statements on North Korea made by the Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and the South Korean president Moon Jae-in during the Far Eastern Economic Forum. In addition, he chronicles the significant increase of Russias food exports and explains why China has been more successful than Russia in bringing into the country thousands of Ukrainian military industry engineers and specialists and their families.

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta September 11, 2017

Kommersant September 8, 2017

Izvestia September 11, 2017

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20:48

Charlas en IberRadio "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

English summary: Slides and recordings for the two talks I gave yesterday in IberRadio. One of the is about gr-satellites and the other one is about Linrad. All the material are in Spanish.

Ayer estuve en la feria IberRadio, en vila, dando dos charlas: una sobre gr-satellites y la otra sobre Linrad. Las diapositivas en PDF de las charlas se pueden descargar aqu:

He grabado las charlas usando mi cmara. El enfoque y la exposicin no son muy buenos, pero he editado el vdeo incluyendo encima las imgenes de las diapositivas, lo que facilita seguir el vdeo de la charla. Por contra, las demostraciones en directo en la charla de Linrad se ven un poco mal.

20:46

Chocolate tax soon? - Claim: Chocolate CAUSES climate change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Chocolate Climate Worriers have switched tactics, from claiming that climate is going to kill all the cocoa plants, to claiming we should feel guilty about wanting chocolate in the first place. New Research Suggests Cocoa Trade Fueling Climate Change Is your chocolate bar damaging the environment? 17/09/2017 8:07 AM AEST LONDON, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests. Well-known brands, such as Mars and Nestle, are buying through global traders cocoa that is grown illegally in dwindling national parks and reserves in Ivory Coast and Ghana, environmental group Mighty Earth said. "Every consumer of chocolate is a part of either the problem or the solution," Etelle Higonnet, campaign director at Mighty Earth, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "You can choose to buy ethical chocolate. Or you're voting with your dollar for deforestation." Mars and Nestle told the Thomson Reuters Foundation they are working to tackle deforestation. "We take a responsible approach to sourcing cocoa and have committed to source 100 percent certified sustainable cocoa by 2020," Mars said in an email. ... Ivory Coast, Francophone West Africa's biggest economy, is the world's top cocoa grower. While the bulk of its 1 million cocoa farmers ply their trade legally, Washington-based Mighty Earth estimates about a third of cocoa is grown illegally in protected areas. ... Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/09/16/new-research-suggests-cocoa-trade-fueling-climate-change_a_23211943/

20:46

Pot Smokers Beware: Killer Pesticides, Poison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pot Smokers Beware: Killer Pesticides, Poison | marijuana | Agriculture & Farming Environment Medical & Health Sleuth Journal Special Interests Toxins US News

By: Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News

Pot smokers, environmentalists, and just plain humans: take notice.

A recent article in The Atlantic reveals highly toxic pesticides are being used on illegal pot farms in California, and the runoff is poisoning forests.

Ill quote extensively from the article and then make comments:

Secret growers are taking advantage of the states remote stretches of public landand the environmental impact is severe.

this past November, [California] residents voted yes on Proposition 64, making California the fifth state to legalize recreational pot. Almost two-thirds of the countrys total legal harvest comes from the Golden State [poisoned pot shipped everywhere]

The lethal poisons growers use to protect their crops and campsites from pests are annihilating wildlife, polluting pristine public lands, and maybe even turning up in your next bong hit.

grow sites tested positive for carbofuran, a neurotoxic insecticide that is so nasty it has been banned in the U.S., Canada and the EU. Farmers in Kenya have used it to kill lions. Symptoms of exposure range from nausea and blurred vision to convulsions, spontaneous abortions, and death.

Some 50 different toxicants have turned up at grow sites Growers use the poisons to keep rodents and other animals from eating the sugar-rich sprouting plants, from gnawing on irrigation tubing, and from invading their campsites in search of food. Acute rodenticides cause neurological damage and internal bleeding. Animals literally drown in their own blood or stumble around until theyre eaten themselves, passing the poison up the food chain to predators like owls and fishers.

...

20:43

Police Shoot at Normalista Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post Police Shoot at Normalista Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero appeared first on It's Going Down.

The state police of Guerrero shot at a bus where around 60 students of the normal school of Ayotzinapa were traveling in route to Tixtla after carrying out fundraising activities in Chilpancingo. The acts took place in the area known as El tunel where at least 12 normalistas were detained, said the committee of fathers and mothers of Ayotzinapa and the student committee Ricardo Flores Magn of Ayotzinapa.

The parents of the 43 disappeared normalistas in Ayotzinapa and students condemned the aggression and demanded an end to the repression and criminalization against the students, as well as an investigation into the police that shot at the autobus to be sanctioned and prosecuted.

On the other hand, on Tuesday night, normalistas of Ayotzinapa were deprived of their freedom for two hours by the federal police when they were headed to the Rural Normal of Caada Honda, in Aguascalientes, to carry out an informative brigade regarding how the state that has put aside the investigations for three years since the disappearance of the 43 students.

As they passed for the tollbooth of Peaje LenLagos de Moreno, the normalista students raised the boom gate as they did not have money to pay the tollbooth. For this, a patrol car of the federal police blocked their passage way and the staff at the booth prevented them from continuing their course, retaining them for more than two hours.

The deprivation of freedom of the Normalista students of Ayotzinapa by the federal police expresses the clear objective to inhibit the protest that we will soon carry out in the mark of three years of the forced disappearance of the 43, said the parents and normalistas. To this government, it was not enough to disappear our sons and compaeros, maintaining impunity in the case, today they want to silence us again with repression and prevent our scream demanding truth and justice, they added.

On September 26th, they will carry out various mobilizations in different parts of the country to demand the live return of the 43 normalistas of Ayotzinapa, three years after the Night of Iguala.

20:40

[WATCH] Adopted Daughter of Retired LMPD Officer Accused of Incest Wants Him to Stay Behind Bars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. The adopted daughter of a former Louisville Metro Police Department officer claims hes getting a slap on the wrist for rape. Samantha Killary says her adopted dad,

The post [WATCH] Adopted Daughter of Retired LMPD Officer Accused of Incest Wants Him to Stay Behind Bars appeared first on Filming Cops.

20:40

Yesterday the Devil Lovers Gave Me a History Lesson "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Devil Lovers Offered Me a History Lesson About Uriel Yesterday

12/19/2016 Large wave of energy from unknown source hitting Earth now Possible effects?

20:40

The Kids Are Alright: Students Stage Anti-Fascist Rally in Minneapolis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The post The Kids Are Alright: Students Stage Anti-Fascist Rally in Minneapolis appeared first on It's Going Down.

This is a peaceful protest, but we are not to be fucked with.
-one of the student protesters

Friday afternoon in Minneapolis saw a mass rally outside of Government Plaza organized entirely by high school students, with the specific goal of taking a stand against racism and fascism. After a rally where students spoke and did spoken word performances and led people in chants, we began marching down 5th street along the light rail tracks, blocking the trains. The Unlawful Assembly marching band and color guard joined in and provided great music for yelling Whose streets, our streets to, and so did the motorcyclists revving their engines.

The loud and rowdy crowd made its way to Hennepin Avenue, just in time for baseball fans to start arriving at Block Es many bars to either pre-game before heading to Target Field or watch the game. With a full police escort following the march from behind (because the students did not collaborate with the cops) we took Hennepin Avenue and began marching south, towards Loring Park.

20:39

People Are Radicalizing The Bolivarian Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Farooque Chowdhury and Fred Magdoff for Monthly Review. Amidst imperialist interference, the people in Venezuela are carrying on the task of reorganizing their society. Real-life picture in Venezuela is far different from new-reports the mainstream media continuously circulates. The following interview of Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview covers food and health situations as well as on-going politics and peoples participation in the politics. The interview was conducted by Farooque Chowdhury and Fred Magdoff, in August 2017.

20:38

Why do people vote for National? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Someone on Reddit has asked Im curious as to why National has so much support ELI5 why people vote National: So im reasonably new to this whole voting thing. Im curious as to why National has so much support as other parties are also promising a strong economy but are also offering a lot []

20:35

Spanish police seize pro-Catalan referendum pamphlets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

Josep LAGO / AFP | Catalan regional vice-president and chief of Economy and Finance, Oriol Junqueras (CL), President of the Catalan Government Carles Puigdemont (C) and president of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell (CR) lead a pro-independence demo.

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Spanish police on Sunday seized 1.3 million pamphlets and posters supporting Catalonias independence referendum, the latest move to try to block the vote.

Cataloniapro-separatist government is determined to hold a referendum on October 1, despite it being banned by Spains Constitutional Court.

The documents were seized at an advertising distribution company near Barcelona, the Spanish interior ministry said in a statement.

Among the documents were about 700,000 leaflets promoting a yes vote in the referendum and 370,000 flyers with logo of the Catalan government along with 138,000 posters for the far-left Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party.

Faced with a determined Catalan government, Spain has multiplied its efforts to crack down on the referendum, having previously seized propaganda material and threatened to arrest Catalan mayors who allow the vote.

We are not afraid

Also on Sunday, hundreds of people attended a meeting in Madrid to show support for the referendum, some waving pro-independence leaflets.

The meeting was held in a small theatre in the central district of Lavapies after a court banned holding it in a cultural centre owned by the town hall.

Faced with their ban, we are determined,  Jordi Cuixart, head of Omnium Cultural, a Catalan cultural organisation, said to applause from the public inside and outside the theatre....

20:35

How To Make Flour, Bread And Even Coffee With Acorns "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How To Make Flour, Bread And Even Coffee With Acorns by: Tricia Drevets  Off the Grid News TDC Note Acorns make a great flour if youve ever had acorn bread you already know, if not, just know in a...

The post How To Make Flour, Bread And Even Coffee With Acorns appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:33

The dying art of streaking in a serious World Order "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The joys of nature ! Thats the spirit !

fans used to streak regularly through the University of Keeles main lecture theatre


20:30

Standard Issue Deep State E.T. with Additional Data "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

The Standard Issue Deep State E.T. (with additional data from Stan X.)



Source: Terran Cognito

Terran note: The following was posted by Sophia Love August 23, on her subscription newsletter. I have asked for permission to post it here with data we got confirming what Sophia received plus some additional data on the Deep State behind all this. This post fascinated me for several reasons, it contains data I did not know, and it shows how "THE ALL" is working through even sentient beings that may loosely be called "manufactured" by those in the deep state who produce them. Nothing is as it seems....

Standard Issue E.T.

By Sophia Love
August 23, 2017

Is there someone now who wants to connect?

There is, yes.

Okay. Please introduce yourself and express why you've contacted me today.

Hold on please, I'm sorry...

We will wait, Sophia.

Thank you.

(after a bit of time) Please continue.

Yes. I am a standard issue E.T. By this is implied I was manufactured and indeed I was. I am a product of your United States Government.

Do not misinterpret this to mean that the United...

20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If youre feeling like this marathon runner, there are a few of us here that will help you get across the line.   But know this:  the last five days are going to be the worst. All the last bits of dirt and scandal will be dumped.  Those that havent already got legal injunctions against []

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20:25

Trial Set for Californian Police Officer Accused of Raping Five Women While On Duty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former San Mateo police officer accused of sexually assaulting five women had three charges dismissed and five reinstated and will face trial early next year, according to the San

The post Trial Set for Californian Police Officer Accused of Raping Five Women While On Duty appeared first on Filming Cops.

20:24

Equifax, Ineptitude and In-situ corruption at our expense Well that at least explains part of it "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are those that oppress and take advantage of people, and loot society and demand that you agree with them, support them, and thank them for destroying your life. Yes, they do want the loot, but more than anything else, they insist that you admit that they are right to do the looting and demand []

20:23

Haley Warns World: Mattis Will Take Care of North Korea If UN Diplomacy Fails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ZHE)  During an appearance CNNs State of the Union Sunday morning, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley admitted something that most of the international community perhaps including Kim Jong Un himself has known for weeks: The United Nations Security Council has just about reached the limit of its ability to economically punish North Korea.

Responding to a question by CNNs Dana Bash about whether President Donald Trumps famous fire and fury remark was an empty threat, Haley insisted that the US has held back out of a sense of responsibility. But now that diplomatic solutions appear to be dwindling, she would be perfectly happy handing the situation off to Defense Secretary James Mattis, the source of some of the USs harshest rhetoric against North Korea. Mattis, Haley said, would take care of it.

What were doing is being responsible where North Korea is being irresponsible and reckless. We were being responsible by trying to use every diplomatic possibility that we could possibly do. Weve pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point.

I said yesterday Im perfectly happy kicking this over to General Mattis because he has plenty of military options. So, I think that the fire and fury while he said this is what we can do to North Korea we want to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first. If that doesnt work, General Mattis will take care of it.

At least one member of the Trump administration, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, has admitted that the White House doesnt have a viable military strategy for North Korea where ten million people in Seoul dont die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons.

But the all options remain on the table line has been key to the USs posturing. Haley reiterated that, should the North strike the US or its allies, [it] will be destroyed.

Youd have to ask the President what fire and fury meant. If the US has to defend itself, or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed. We dont want that. Something is going to have to be done. Were trying every other possibility that we have but there are a whole lot of military options on the table.

However, Haley did praise the latest round of UN sanctions, ignoring the fact that the US had to capitulate on several of its demand including cutting off the Norths oil supply and its trading partners to win the support of Russ...

20:23

The electric body: How your body's voltage can help you heal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Your body runs on bioelectricity, and having a deeper understanding of how it works can be quite helpful when it comes to optimizing your health. Natural health pioneer Dr. Jerry Tennant has written an excellent book on this topic called "Healing Is Voltage: The Handbook." The Electric Brain Trained as an ophthalmologist, Tennant transitioned into natural health as a result of being forced to solve his own health challenges. After doing laser eye surgery on a patient with leukemia, Tennant ended up developing encephalitis. He believes the virus, which is not killed by laser, traveled from the patient's cornea, through the mask, up through his nose into his brain. He was forced to quit work in November 1995, and spent the next seven years bedridden, without hope for recovery.

20:22

The Push for a Medicare-for-All Plan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

America's complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein.

20:22

Daily Digest 9/17 - Pension Storm Warning, How different are wild salmon from farm salmon? A lot, DNA shows. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 9/17 - Pension Storm Warning,
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  • Pension Storm Warning
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20:22

Last week of the election campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the last week of the campaign thank goodness. Im getting a bit over it. Too much nonsense and too much disappointing campaigning, especially from National and Labour, and that has been rewarded with media attention that has made it hard for smaller parties to get a chance. You couold end it all []

20:22

2019: WHY SEN ARARAUME IS NOT THE SOLUTION. By Collins Ughalaa "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed More

20:21

Washington Continues Transforming Afghanistan into Massive Graveyard "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Vladimir Platov New Eastern Outlook 17.09.2017 On August 31, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis signed an order to deploy additional US troops in Afghanistan. He noted that this decision was made in accordance with the overall strategy in South Asia that was approved by US President Donald Trump. This means that []

20:21

All Dems Want Peace And All Republicans Want War, Right? No "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Early this summer it looked like the House would vote on Barbara Lee's attempt to repeal and replace an outdated Bush-era Authorization for the Use of Military Force. But then Paul Ryan, secretly-- in the dead of night-- pulled the amendment out of the 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill that had previously been agreed to. Lee's office: "In a desperate and undemocratic attempt to kill Barbara's AUMF repeal amendment, Speaker Paul Ryan stripped it from the Appropriations bill in the middle of the night without even bringing it up for a vote. This shows the extreme tactics Ryan will use to uphold the status quo and avoid debating endless wars. It shows an underhanded move to make Barbara's amendment vanish into thin air. And it shows a new low for the Speaker that requires us to come together and take action... Congress has been missing in action on matters of war and peace for nearly 16 years. What is Paul Ryan afraid of? Why won't he let members of Congress honor their constitutional responsibility to debate and vote on U.S. military intervention abroad? Paul Ryan should be ashamed of himself. This isn't leadership, this is autocracy. If we are going to continue to send our brave servicemembers into battle zones to fight endless wars, Congress must have the courage to take up this debate. With your help, we'll make it clear to Paul Ryan that the American people want Congress to act to stop endless war."

Wednesday Rand Paul gave it a try in the Senate. He did little better than Lee had. Senator Paul had hoped "to repeal the war authorizations that underpin the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as military action in a slew of other countries." His amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act was killed 61-36. It wasn't a Democrat vs Republica...

20:20

Hurricane Jose and Tropical Storm Maria may react together and threaten New York City in coming week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hurricane Jose and Tropical Storm Maria may react together and threaten New York City in the coming week --The Fujiwara Dance or Effect is more commonly seen in the warmer Pacific, where cyclones bounces off each other | 17 Sept 2017 | Advance forecasts have raised the possibility that Hurricane Jose could threaten New York City in the coming week. The Category One hurricane's probable path revealed New York City may be in its path, leading to 80mph plus winds and storm surges battering the Eastern Seaboard. According to the Washington Post, based off a European mode, there is a possibility of the extremely rare Fujiwara Effect where Hurricane Jose and Tropical Storm Maria could appear to 'dance.' According to projections for the 24th and 25th of September the storms could pinwheel around each other and slam into New Jersey which was hit by Sandy in 2012.

20:19

Crop Disasters Declared in 259 Counties across 23 States USDA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CG 1709R USDA designates hundreds of counties across the US as crop disaster areas Major losses and damages caused by multiple disasters including drought and deluge, frost and freeze, hail and high winds, snow and excessive rainfall, as well as other extreme climate and weather events have prompted USDA to designate at least 259 counties []

20:17

London subway jihad bomber held by police two weeks ago but freed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just too many jihadis to keep track of. And many, many more are coming, courtesy of the weak and feckless immigration policies of UK leaders, who are much more concerned about keeping out foes of jihad terror than keeping out jihadis. Refugee foster boy, 18, arrested at Dover port over Parsons Green bucket bomb was []

20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is iconoclast (noun) 1. One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions. 2. One who destroys sacred religious images. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : Breaker or destroyer of images, 1590s, from French iconoclaste and directly from Medieval Latin iconoclastes, from Late Greek eikonoklastes, []

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20:14

What is public relations? How to run a public relations campaign based on the truth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What is public relations? How to run a public relations campaign based on the truth

by Jon Rappoport

September 17, 2017

Lets say, for arguments sake, that a group exists whichinstead of catering to the lowest common denominatoris composed of individuals who are determined to forward a cause of TRUTH about a vital issue.

Theyre determined to make an impact, change minds, turn the game around.

Theyre up against entrenched power, in government, in media, in other groups who are fronts for LIES.

This good group needs public relations. It needs many things, but it certainly needs this.

However, in most cases, such a group will not know much about public relations, and it will leave that area to a few amateurs among its ranks. These amateurs will make every mistake in the book.

Well, we had to do that. We didnt want to offend anyone. We wanted to be nice. We wanted to remain positive

Sure, and that ad campaign was a loser. NICE was the theme, and it sank like a little stone in a large lake.

But you see, if we put together powerful attack ads, we couldnt have gotten them on television. The networks would have rejected them

Yes, and THAT would have been the subject of the next phase of the campaignads could be placed on thousands of web sites:

Here is the ad the major networks refused to run. Look at it. Think about it. Its real, its the truth

What issues am I talking about? Mandatory vaccination, for example. GMO crops and toxic Roundup, for example.

The ad the networks refused to run shows a lone farmer standing in a growing field, against a background of high super-weeds.

Farmer: I went for GMO crops. The chemical I bought and sprayed was supposed to kill weeds but leave my crops alone. That was a lie. Weeds survived and grew huge. Look at them. Theyre taking over my fields. The survival of my family is at stake

Run that ad. Its just the start of a much more aggressive series of ads.

Attack.

You can be nice, too. But in other ads. Cover all the bases.

Public relations for the truth has to muscle into the game. It cant tap on the gate politely and asked to be let in.

Public relations for the truth has to fly in from a number o...

20:14

Ultra-orthodox Israelis protest against army draft "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Court decision strikes down law exempting ultra-orthodox men engaged in religious study from military service

20:13

Liberal Snowflakes Meltdown After Trump Tweets Hilarious Hillary-Golf Meme "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump re-tweeted an animated meme or gif of him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball on Sunday and the liberals are coming unhinged.

President Trump retweeted a gif of himself hitting a golf ball from a golf coursethe golf ball travels all the way to Hillary Clinton and knocks her down while shes boarding a plane.

The video is a spoof a Hillary tripping and falling while she was boarding a plane back in January of 2011.

 

The liberal snowflakes melted down! One lib even said he should be jailed for ityes, jailed for retweeting a video. Kathy Griffin holding up Trumps bloody severed head is art according to these same liberals, but him posting this video is grounds for impeachment.

20:13

Ancient Egyptian goldsmiths tomb discovery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video says about itself:

Get a First Look Inside a Newly Opened Egyptian Tomb | National Geographic

17 September 2017

Archaeologists explored for the first time a 3,500-year-old tomb near Luxor, Egypt. The tomb belonged to a goldsmith and his wife, and includes a crumbling statue of the pair. The family lived during Egypts 18th Dynasty. Archaeologists also found statuettes, mummies, pottery, and other artifacts. They hope that its contents may yield clues to other discoveries.


20:11

Syrian Government Forces Liberate Two More Villages East Of Salamiyah From ISIS (Maps) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Syrian Government Forces Liberate Two More Villages East Of Salamiyah From ISIS (Maps)

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated the villages of Um Teen Al-Muallaq and Nabatiyah from ISIS in the eastern Salamiyah countryside, north of the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor highway.

Earlier today, government forces took control of Abu Hanayah in the southern part of the ISIS-held pocket.

Syrian Government Forces Liberate Two More Villages East Of Salamiyah From ISIS (Maps)

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20:10

[WATCH] No Charges For Lampasas Deputy Seen Punching Man After a Traffic Stop "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No criminal charges will be filed against a former Lampasas County sheriffs deputy seen in a May video punching a man after a traffic stop. A Texas Rangers investigation into

The post [WATCH] No Charges For Lampasas Deputy Seen Punching Man After a Traffic Stop appeared first on Filming Cops.

20:09

Somalia needs Result Based Performance Measurement Policy (RBM) Op-Ed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Result Based Performance Management (RBM) is an organization-wide process to ensure that public Service agencies to focus work efforts towards achieving countries leadership Vision, Mission, and Values (VMV). It is also a systematic approach for continuous and consistent work improvement and individual growth[1]. Somalia has been without effective government for last 27 years. Various forms []

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20:09

Keeping Intel Core X-Series CPUs Cool With Noctua Air Cooling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the ten-core / 20-thread Core i9 7900X CPU having a 140 Watt TDP, it's a lot to keep cool with air cooling. Even more, with the soon-to-launch new Core i9 models, you really need a beefy heatsink fan if wishing to avoid water cooling. In this article are some tests with different Noctua heatsinks. Besides being able to cool these 2017X processors, the other requirement too is that they fit within 4U space requirements. The heatsinks benchmarked today included the Noctua NH-C14S, NH-U9S, Noctua NH-D9L, NF-A9 PWM fan, and NF-A14 PWM fan.

20:07

Resistance to Bayou Bridge Pipeline Continues with Floating Protest Camp "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Aviva Shen / Think Progress

DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA Tour guides like to call Bayou Lafourche the longest Main Street in the world. The sleepy 65-mile stretch of water once lined with slave plantations now passes through dozens of small communities. More than 300,000 people rely on the bayou for drinking water.

Bayou LaFourche also happens to lie along a route of great interest to Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

The company wants to lay pipe a few feet under the mud as part of the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Activists call the Bayou Bridge Pipeline the tail end of the black snake the Dakota Access Pipeline is the head. Bayou Bridge would funnel 480,000 barrels of oil per day over the final 162 miles to refineries in St. James. On the way, it would pass through eight watersheds and many fragile wetlands.

Activists gathered on Saturday to float down Bayou LaFourche and tell households along the way whats about to happen in their backyards.

Often, people in the communities were in dont know about these projects until theyre already a done deal. They may even already be in the ground or they dont find out until they start digging a hole to lay the pipe, said Meg Logue, an organizer with the environmental group 350 Louisiana.

Southern Louisiana is already laced with pipelines, many of which are broken, abandoned, or leaking. Massive piles of sediment known as spoil banks mark the graves of defunct projects companies havent bothered to clean up. These spoil banks dam up waterways, which in turn worsens floods and builds up pollution.

The anger over yet another pipeline bubbled over in a recent...

20:05

US Coalition Announces Theyll Defend ISIS by Attacking Syrian Army if They Go After Them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

isisUS-backed forces openly admit they will not allow Assad's regime to cross Euphrates River to take additional ISIS territory in Deir ez-Zor.

20:01

John McCain Throws Lindsey Graham Under The Bus Over Why He FKed It Up During Comey Hearing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He has lost that loving feeling. Update to this story. Via Washington Examiner: Sen. John McCain is adding his buddy Sen. Lindsey Graham to the list of possible reasons why his line of questioning to former FBI Director James Comey during a hearing in June was so disjointed and confusing. McCain notably was mocked on []

20:00

The Medicare for All Act of 2017: The Politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The politics of BernieCare: The co-sponsors, the coverage, the funding mechanism.

20:00

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Aftermath" -- September 17, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

What is left behind from all the tragic flooding in Florida and Texas is called the aftermath.

Death, destruction, despair, hopelessness.

The same will be true in the aftermath of the RV, which is the second flood.

Many people converting ZIM will be despondent as to what just happened.

Constructs of reality will die instantly.

The destruction left behind by this wave of infinite wealth will blur their vision of the future.

Some will feel great despair having so much wealth, while the overwhelming majority of human beings continue to suffer daily on less than $10 day.

Hopeless will creep in. It will. How can you reach them all? You can't, but you'll spend the rest of your life on earth trying ... never to succeed.

In this same aftermath you'll begin reviewing your life decisions pre benevolent event.

Did I do the right things? Make the highest choices? Believe in God sincerely? Follow His calling absolutely?

So many times I answer no way more than yes. It's shameful.

I become silently distraught by all my small spiritual choices, my ego based actions, my raw unresearched ignorance and blatant philosophical nativity.

In the aftermath of my RV experience, there has been great regret for a life lived in half service to my Creator. And thus, little appreciation for just my being in form. Having breath. Experiencing it all.
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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 18 14 The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?

The post Daily Proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Patrick Tucker joins our blog team "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Patrick Tucker joins our blog team with the post "Can the US Military Re-Invent the Microchip for the AI Era?"

20:00

After 2017s wipeout, whats next for women in PNG politics? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Women candidates mocked
A newspaper cartoon mocking female candidates caused social media outrage & retaliation during the recent PNG national election

KERRYN BAKER | East Asia Forum

CANBERRA - For the first time in 20 years, Papua New Guinea has no women at all in its 111-seat national parliament.

While a record 167 women (5% of the total 3,340 candidates), including the three female incumbents, contested the 2017 elections, none was successful.

The electoral contest in PNG is undoubtedly hostile to women, but there are three key pathways that could improve womens electoral prospects.

First, the campaign playing field should be levelled out for women.

Money politics is a pervasive and, in many parts of PNG, a dominant aspect of election campaigning. The practices of vote-buying, vote-selling, gifting and treating are evident in all regions of PNG, and seem to have increased exponentially in the past few general elections both in terms of the number of people engaged in the practice and in the amounts spent.

Although it is illegal, candidates who participate in money politics and this style of campaigning do tend to perform better than those who do not.

Many female candidates, either for ethical or financial reasons, find themselves unable to compete in a contest characterised by money politics.

Women who contest elections are usually less well-resourced than their high-performing male counterparts, and this gender imbalance plays out in the election results.

A concerted effort to change the emerging electoral culture in Papua New Guinea, by tackling the rise of money politics and moving to curb campaign spending, could have real benefits for the competitiveness of female candidates. But this is likely to be politically unpalatable.

Despite the significant barriers to electoral success for women in PNG, it is important to note that there were numerous women who performed very well in the 2017 elections, even if they were ultimately unsuccessful.

So the second initiative that should be pursued is su...

19:59

August 2017 report: 522 Palestinians arrested by Israeli occupation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network September 16, 2017 Palestinian prisoners institutions released their monthly report on Palestinian prisoners and detainees of the Israeli occupation for August 2017. The Palestinian Prisoners Society, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and the Prisoners Affairs Commission compiled the report below. Translation by []

19:59

Trumps Raid On AfghanistanThe Mask Of The US Empire Is Falling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trumps Afghanistan Raid: The

Mask Of The US Empire Is Falling

 

 

Donald Trump found his reason to continue the catastrophic 16-year war in Afghanistan: up to $ 3 trillion of natural resources in the country. His new Afghanistan strategy means more deaths in a war-torn country. Trump is the embodiment of the hostile US Empire, writes Jakob Reimann.

In 1776, the British historian Edward Gibbon wrote in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:

They endeavored to convince mankind that their motive was not the temptation of conquest but was actuated by the love of order and justice.

What Gibbon writes about the Imperium Romanum is a general mot...

19:58

FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 091701 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERTS 091701 [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 091701, E-E ALERTS, FIRE-EARTH Alerts, FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science

19:57

Food for thought. The Igbo and The South East on my mind! Tomorrow, it could be any of us, it could be the Yoruba.! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist. Then they More

19:54

5 Idaho Children Medically Kidnapped based on Doctors Opinion of Shaken Baby Syndrome "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Baby Rylee Wolken with her four siblings. All 5 children were removed from the home based on one Idaho doctors opinion of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Photos from The Fight for Rylee Wolken Facebook Page.

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com

An Idaho couple has been blindsided by an accusation of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Michael and Chelsea Wolken had a date night and left their 5 month old baby in the care of a trusted babysitter. They knew something wasnt right when they got baby Rylee home that night, but they never dreamed that her symptoms would be diagnosed days later as Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The Wolkens have more questions than answers about what happened to make their baby so sick, but one thing they say they are certain of they didnt shake their baby.

A Child Abuse Specialist pediatrician told police and Child Protection Services that the babys condition had to be caused by abuse, based on his interpretation of x-rays, despite the fact that there were no external signs of trauma, such as a neck injury, bruising, or history of violence in the parents.

Since the doctor has made this diagnosis, CPS has taken custody of Rylee and removed Chelseas other 4 children from the home.

And doctors have stopped looking for any other explanation.

A very sick baby is now living with strangers in foster care.

The Wolkens friend and advocate Serra Frank says:

The state is blaming the parents, and theyre saying that theres no possible way it could be anything other than shaken baby syndrome, which [we] know thats not true.

It makes me worried for baby Rylee, because if theres something else going on theyre no longer looking for a cause.

The babysitter is being questioned, but at this time, it appears that CPS believes that the parents hurt their baby. The parents report that their baby was fine when they dropped Rylee off at the babysitters home, but she was projectile vomiting and lethargic whe...

19:54

Aerial Pesticide Spraying on Texas in Wake of HarveyHealth Risk to Humans, Boon to Agro-Chem Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[ Ed. note I guess the US Air Force is reliving its glory days when it rained Agent Orange down on the jungles of Vietnam. The Pentagon has embarked upon an ambitious project to spray approximately 6 million acres of the state of Texas in an effort at controlling the mosquito population in the []

19:54

China Dollar Dump Means Hyperinflation Chris Martenson "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 17, 2017 Resource analyst and futurist Chris Martenson says everyone should be taking notice of our dangerous markets. At the center of the danger zone is the declining U.S. dollar. Martenson explains, We are talking about a steady erosion of the dollar as a reserve currency. I think that is most likely. The only... Read more

The post China Dollar Dump Means Hyperinflation Chris Martenson appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset.

19:50

Emily's List's 25th b'day fundraiser morphed into a "member benefits function" to thwart ethics team "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It's handy to have a private email system when you're talking about stuff like this. In 2008 Emily's List spent $3.2M on Hillary Clinton's US presidential campaign. By April 2010 when its 25th anniversary rolled around it had raised $78M for female political candidates. Serious money. It wanted to mark...

19:48

Abedins mom made sure Clintons Saudi speech omitted freedom and driving for women "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is well established that there is a hierarchy of Leftist values, and Islam trumps feminism. Hillary Clinton, not surprisingly, is on board with this. Abedins mom made sure Clintons Saudi speech omitted freedom and driving for women, emails show, by Brooke Singman, Fox News, September 14, 2017: Huma Abedins mother helped to water down []

19:45

Hurricane Forecast, Solar Watch, Polar Vortex (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hurricane Forecast, Solar Watch, Polar Vortex Video Suspicious Observers Video Source

The post Hurricane Forecast, Solar Watch, Polar Vortex (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:44

Will the World Follow Israel in Recognizing Iraqi Kurdistans Independence? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Sputnik)  If the Iraqi Kurds proclaim independence in their September 25 referendum, Israel will be the first country to recognize it, Aydin Selcen, Turkeys former consul general in the Kurdish Regional Governments capital Erbil, told Sputnik.

Commenting on the upcoming referendum on independence in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq in an interview with Sputnik Turkey, the Turkish former consul general in the Kurdish Regional Governments capital Erbil said that it is Israel which will be the first country to recognize the independence of the region because Tel Aviv is interested in buying oil there.

Aydin Selcen pointed out that on the eve of the referendum scheduled for September 25, the leading Kurdish political parties remain at odds over the matter. There is no unity of opinion, which is a negative factor.

There are two influential political structures in the region  the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK) with its center in Erbil, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the central branch of which is located in the eastern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah, Selcen said.

He recalled that prior to the decision to hold a referendum, the two parties unsuccessfully tried to hold talks, resume the activities of the Kurdish parliament and discuss pressing issues of an administrative nature.With time ticking until the referendum, the main political parties [of Iraqs Kurdistan] are still at loggerheads over a number of key issues, Selcen said.

Meanwhile, he added, there are some positive factors from the Iraqi Kurds point of view.

Under the pretext of a US intervention and the fight against Daesh, the Kurdish Regional Government was able to significantly expand the boundaries of its territory, Selcen said, adding that Lebanon could fit five times into the area of Iraq controlled by Kurds.

According to him, there are deposits of minerals and fertile agricultural areas in Iraqi Kurdistan, where approximately six million people currently reside.

There is also some international support, but not in terms of recognition of independence. As you know, declaring ones independence does not mean being recognized as an independent state, Selcen concluded.

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19:44

The Great Tribes of Libya September 2017 update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After speaking with the representative for the Great Tribes of Libya today, I would like to share the following updates on the current conditions on the ground in Libya. First, there have been reports that ISIS is making a resurgence in the Sirte area of Libya, I was told today that this is completely bogus. The East, the South, the West through Sirte, the Southwest through Ghadames and other regions with the exception of the Tripoli areas and Misurata are cleansed of radical mercenaries and the Tribes continue to work together to clean any lingering pockets of criminals, radicals, militias and mercenaries. Their problem in Tripoli is the UN puppet government. This so called government just came into Tripoli (by boat) and claimed itself as the government of Libya without any support or election by the Libyan people. The leader of the so called "Government of National Accord" (GNC) is Fayez al-Sarraj. Serraj is a man not respected or liked by the Libyan people; appointed by the UN outside of Libya to be the "Prime Minister" but without any authority or recognized power in Libya. That does not stop him from stealing from Libya, calling in airstrikes by the US, signing agreements with countries (Italy) and many other illegal acts. Since when does the UN get to appoint a government for a country, pick the people they want to be in charge and tell them what to do? The biggest problem with the GNC is that Serraj and his cohorts have joined hands with the radical militias from Misurata who were the rats and mercenaries who joined hands with Clinton, McCain and Obama to destroy Libya in 2011. They have also joined hands with Abdulhakem Belhaj, the radical Islamist terrorist who started the "Libyan Islamic Fighting Group" (LIFG) whose members are responsible for acts of terror world wide, the last act being the bombing in London this last May. Belhaj has stolen more than 1 billion dollars from Libya and is a big friend of the US war criminal, John McCain.

19:44

Harvard's Cowardice on Chelsea Manning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In an abject display of intellectual cowardice, Harvard's Kennedy School withdrew a fellowship from Chelsea Manning after hearing protests from accomplices in the war crimes she exposed, reports Robert Parry.

19:43

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump: US Options On North Korea Effective And Overwhelming September 15, 2017 President Trump said Friday that he is confident the United States options toward North Korea are effective and overwhelming. America and our allies will never be intimidated. We will defend our people, our nations and our civilization from all who dare to threaten... Read more

The post In The News Today appeared first on Jim Sinclair's Mineset.

19:42

Amazon and Google Have Both Become Part of the Software Patents Problem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Giants benefit from a so-called thicket (patent barrier to entrants) that protects their monopoly/ies

Page Rank
Some truly fundamental software concepts however trivial (simple reference count) are already patented by Google (or Stanford)

Summary: The transition from so-called defensive patents to offensive patents (ones that are used to suppress competition) as seen in Amazon and in Google, which is already suing rivals and is pursuing additional patents by acquisition

AS noted in our previous post, its still possible to get software patents granted, albeit theyre very difficult to successfully enforce in court.

Amazon is said to be one of the most litigated companies out there (if not the most, depending on whats measured). There were articles about it last year. Amazon, as far as were aware, is not a patent bully, at least not yet (growing companies rarely need to resort to aggression). Google, by contrast, started patent aggression earlier this year.

They are loathed partly because software patents are an abomination in general.Generally speaking, software patents especially after Alice/Section 101 are lame ducks, but not if the accused (or defendant, mainly if this reaches the court) cannot afford a legal battle.

Amazon, eBay, Google lead surge in AI patents was the headline of this article from last week. As we noted in the last post, AI is one of those buzzwords that are frequently used to justify software patent grants. The whitepaper, it says, titled Artificial Intelligence in Retail: Patent Analysis, suggests that the publication of patent filings may have peaked in 2015, with 329 publications that year, before drifting down to 296 in 2016. Prior to 2015, there were 128 AI-related patent filings published in 2012, 191 in 2013 and 224 in 2014. There have been only 54 published this year, though Netscribes stressed that there is...

19:42

Artificial Intelligence and Magnificent Brain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shai Ben-David, Professor at the University of Waterloo, gave Machine Learning Course composed of 23 Lectures (CS 485/685) at the University of Waterloo on Jan 14, 2015

Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level AI.

Shai Ben-David holds a PhD in mathematics from the Hebrew University is Jerusalem. He has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Toronto in both the Mathematics and CS departments. He was a professor of computer science at the Technion in Haifa, Israel. Ben-David has held visiting positions at the Australian National University and Cornell University, and since 2004 has been a professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

19:41

Cyber security skill shortage: real problem or result of bad hiring practices? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whenever you Google "Cyber Security", you can easily find tons of references to a dramatic skill shortage.

Most companies complain they can't fill their information security openings due to lack of qualified candidates.


If this is undoubtedly true and represents a real challenge, these reports don't do a good job explaining how much this situation is the result of lacks in the educational system and how much is due to bad hiring practices.

I'm not an HR and this isn't my field of expertise, but I can't help noticing an underlying contradiction in this situation. Companies bitching about this are unclear in setting their expectations, and their job descriptions should be totally rethought.

It's not uncommon for companies to list 3-5 years experience for entry-level info sec position, or setup a list of requirements that are absolutely unrealistic.

They set the bar too high and aren't willing to pay a candidate what he/she would deserve. 

For example, I often see a job posting like this below (DISCLAIMER: I redacted the company's name here, for privacy reasons, and the below considerations aren't referred to that specific company. I only chose it as a generic example).

If any such candidates would be av...

19:41

NGO says Israels censoring of online content has no legal basis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maan September 17, 2017 BETHLEHEM Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, has called on Israel to shut down its so-called Cyber Unit, which collaborates with social media platforms to censor content, saying the unit has no legal authority. The Israeli government launched the unit in the second half of []

19:37

Spanish government cracks down on separatist referendum; Catalonian mayors march in defiance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hundreds of mayors from the Spanish region of Catalonia marched through the streets of Barcelona in an act of defiance to the central government's crackdown on the upcoming separatist referendum. More than 700 mayors gathered in Barcelona Saturday to march through the streets of Catalonia's cosmopolitan capital. Brandishing maces, chanting "we will vote" and singing "Els Segadors", the regional anthem, the mayors were cheered on by supporters waving yellow, red and blue Catalan flags.

19:37

The last stand of the tyrannical status quo in the Nigerian enclave. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://www.thetrentonline.com/nigerian-enclave-status-quo/Filed under: Uncategorized

19:32

New Supernova Analysis Reframes Dark Energy Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The new studyby a group at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealandfinds the fit of Type Ia supernovae to a model universe with no dark energy to be very slightly better than the fit to the standard dark energy model.

Dark energy is usually assumed to form roughly 70% of the present material content of the Universe. However, this mysterious quantity is essentially a place-holder for unknown physics.

Current models of the Universe require this dark energy term to explain the observed acceleration in the rate at which the Universe is expanding. Scientists base this conclusion on measurements of the distances to supernova explosions in distant galaxies, which appear to be farther away than they should be if the Universe's expansion were not accelerating.

However, just how statistically significant this signature of cosmic acceleration is has been hotly debated in the past year. The previous debate pitted the standard Lambda Cold Dark Matter (CDM) cosmology against an empty universe whose expansion neither accelerates nor decelerates. Both of these models though assume a simplified 100 year old cosmic expansion law -- Friedmann's equation.

Reference: Lawrence H. Dam, Asta Heinesen, David L. Wiltshire. Apparent cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017; 472 (1): 835 DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1858

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19:31

Papua New Guinea struck by 5.9-magnitude earthquake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says. The quake struck in the early hours of Monday local time at a depth of 37km, in the sea southwest of Kandrian, the centre added.

19:30

Yale replaces freshman, upperclassman with gender neutral terms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No doubt feminazis would love to replace woman with womyn. From Fox News Insider: Yale University has kicked off the new school year by officially scrapping the terms freshman and upperclassman and replacing them with the gender-neutral terms first year Continue reading

19:30

Cinnamon Vs. Ibuprofen For Menstrual Pain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cinnamon Vs. Ibuprofen For Menstrual Pain | cinnamon | Natural Medicine

Why risk using a pain killer with deadly side effects?  

Research reveals that cinnamon powder is effective at reducing symptoms of painful periods (primary dysmenorrhea) in college age students.

Published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research and titled, Comparative effect of cinnamon and Ibuprofen for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized double-blind clinical trial, Iranian researchers evaluated the effect of either 420 mg of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), 400 mg of ibuprofen, or a starch placebo, in three groups of 38 females. Both pain intensity and duration were monitored in all groups, with the results reported as follows:

The mean pain severity score and mean duration of pain in Ibuprofen and Cinnamon were less than placebo group respectively (p< 0.001). Of 4 hours after the intervention there were no statistically significant differences between the Cinnamon and placebo group (p> 0.05). Of eight hours after the intervention, the mean pain severity in the cinnamon group was significantly lower than placebo group (p< 0.001). At various time intervals the mean pain severity in the Ibuprofen group were significantly less than Cinnamon and placebo groups (p< 0.001).

The researchers concluded:

Cinnamon can be regarded as a safe and effective treatment for primary dysmenorrhea. More researches are recommended to study the efficacy of Cinnamon on reducing menstrual bleeding.

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19:29

Crybaby US Senator says Turkey may face sanctions over weapons deal with Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A leading Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations committee says Turkey's recent purchase of antiaircraft missile systems from Russia may have violated a U.S. law that requires automatic sanctions to be imposed against Ankara. Senator Ben Cardin issued the warning on September 14 in a letter to the administration of President Donald Trump. The letter says Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles, which was finalized on September 12, violates U.S. congressional sanctions against Russia that were signed into law in August. Cardin noted that the legislation calls for sanctions "on any person that conducts a significant transaction" with Russia's defense or intelligence sectors. "These are mandatory sanctions and constitute a commitment by the United States to deter Russia from attacking the United States and its allies in the future," the letter said.

19:27

The unraveling of the Russian "hacking" story continues with new report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new report by a retired IT executive at IBM, debunks the claim that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign by hacking Democratic computers and circulating damaging information about Hillary Clinton. The report, which is titled "The Non-Existent Foundation for Russian Hacking Charge", provides a rigorous examination of the wobbly allegations upon which the hacking theory is based, as well as a point by point rejection of the primary claims which, in the final analysis, fail to pass the smell test. While the report is worth reading in full, our intention is to zero-in on the parts of the text that disprove the claims that Russia meddled in US elections or hacked the servers at the DNC. Let's start with the fact that there are at least two credible witnesses who claim to know who took the DNC emails and transferred them to WikiLeaks. We're talking about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and WikiLeaks ally, Craig Murray. No one is in a better position to know who actually took the emails than Assange, and yet, Assange has repeatedly said that Russia was not the source. Check out this clip from the report:

19:24

Bone fragments attributed to Saint Peter and three early popes found in 1,000-year-old church in Rome "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bones attributed to St Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle's death. The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the district of Trastevere, a medieval warren of cobbled lanes on the banks of the Tiber River. The bones were discovered when a worker lifted up a large marble slab near the medieval altar of the church, which has been closed to the public for 35 years because of structural problems. He came across two Roman-era pots with inscriptions on their lids indicating that inside were not only bone fragments from St Peter but also three early popes - Cornelius, Callixtus and Felix - as well as four early Christian martyrs.

19:23

Swedish politician reveals he was raped at knife-point for his leftist stance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sweden's Left Party leader in Falun, Patrik Liljeglod, has revealed that an armed man brutally attacked and raped him at knifepoint, allegedly for his political stance. Walking home at the end of July from a bus stop in Falun, he was suddenly attacked, threatened with a weapon and raped, Liljeglod disclosed on Facebook. "On my way home I was attacked by an unknown man armed with a knife," Liljeglod said. "I was brutally treated and also raped at knifepoint under the pretext that I was 'Left-wing female genitalia', that people like me 'enjoy this' and finally that I was a traitor." In an emotional and very personal revelation, the politician said he initially kept the attack private, only reporting it to police, but eventually turned it into a public discourse because the nature of the incident was politically motivated. "The few words and sentences expressed by the man had a clear connection to me as politically active and therefore it affects us all," Liljeglod wrote, adding that "what happened to me is an event in the crowd."

19:22

Mother Finds Boyfriend Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Daughter, Stabs Him Repeatedly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Cleveland mother took justice into her own hands after she saw her 31-year-old boyfriend attempting to sexually assault her 12-year-old daughter, Cleveland.com reported this week, citing a police report detailing the incident. According to a police report the outlet viewed, the unnamed woman says she was on her way to bed when she saw her naked boyfriend, []

19:22

Sept. 20th: Grave Robbing 101 at Lincoln Park. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres a fun thing to do on a Wednesday evening if youre in the area:

When the area now known as Lincoln Park was City Cemetery during the 1840s to 1860s, it was a regular smorgasbord for grave robbers medical schools tended to have a no questions asked policy, and a fresh cadaver could pay as much as a month in the coal mines.

Author and tour guide Adam Selzer leads pupils on a walking tour of Lincoln Park, showing relics of the old cemetery, a tomb snooping demonstration, and repeating stories and quotes from the archives about all of the body snatching that took place on the grounds featuring enough tricks of the trade to launch your very own career. Humorous, entertaining, and educational as all get out.

Tickets are $20.00, and all the details are at Atlas Obscura.

19:22

Before you hate Nnamdi Kanu. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kanu reminds me of Nelson Mandela and apartheid struggle in South Africa. According to Mandela himself, the whole country, including More

19:20

Actions of A Bully Child or Dying Empire: Sanctions and Threats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Actions of A Bully Child or Dying Empire: Sanctions and Threats by Rory The Daily Coin As the Western world continues to slid into the dust bin of history it is not going without a fight. As with any...

The post Actions of A Bully Child or Dying Empire: Sanctions and Threats appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:20

Nazis Threaten: St. Louis Jews Shielding Protestors From Police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Rafael Shimunov for Medium. When protesters were caged in by an abusive police force, the Central Reform Congregation of St. Louis served as a model to all congregations and opened their doors to protect them. The people of St. Louis took to the streets in response to the acquittal of ex-cop Jason Stockley for the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley, when engaged on a police chase of Smith was recorded premeditating his killing of Smith. Police responded to protests withunhinged violence. Here is a video of at least 40 militarized forces attacking an elderly woman with a shield, then overrunning her and others under them. Rather than administering first aid, they continue to overrun her and eventually force her up for detainment.

19:20

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.

19:18

Can the US Military Re-Invent the Microchip for the AI Era? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trying to outrun the expiration of Moores Law.


As conventional microchip design reaches its limits, DARPA is pouring money into the specialty chips that might power tomorrows autonomous machines.

The coming AI revolution faces a big hurdle: todays microchips.

Its one thing to get a bunch of transistors on an integrated circuit to crunch numbers, even very large ones. But what the brain does is far more difficult. Processing vast amounts of visual data for use by huge, multi-cellular organism is very different from the narrow calculations of conventional math. The algorithms that will drive tomorrows autonomous cars, planes, and programs will be incredibly data-intensive, with needs well beyond what conventional chips were ever designed for. This is one reason for the hype surrounding quantum computing and neurosynaptic chips.

19:16

Plane with 60 passengers on board crashes into catering truck at Manchester Airport, Germany "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A plane crashed into a catering truck at Manchester Airport while preparing to take off on Sunday, causing significant delays and sparking an investigation into the smash. Around 60 passengers were on board German airline Aurigny's twin turboprop plane as it was pushed away from the gate by a tow truck and struck a nearby catering truck. The incident happened at about 9:50am local time Sunday.

19:15

No excuses: Russia informed Pentagon about area of military op in Deir ez-Zor in advance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied Pentagon allegations that it bombed US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces near Deir ez-Zor. The Russian military said that its US partners were informed about the area of the operation beforehand. "To avoid unnecessary escalation, the command of the Russian troops in Syria revealed the boundaries of the military operation in Deir ez-Zor to the American partners through the existing communication channel," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. "Within the framework of this operation, the fighters, armored vehicles, and objects of terrorists are being destroyed on both western and eastern banks of the Euphrates. At the same time, the Russian Air Force makes pinpoint strikes only on reconnaissance targets confirmed by several channels in IS-controlled areas," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said. "Over the past few days, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, Russian control and reconnaissance facilities have not identified a single combat of Islamic State terrorists with armed representatives of any 'third force.' Therefore, only representatives of the international coalition can answer the question as to how 'opposition members' or 'military advisers of the international coalition' managed to get to the IS-held areas in the eastern part of Deir ez-Zor without striking a blow."

19:15

Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

19:12

Bill Maher: Trump's properties survived Hurricane Irma so 'there is no God' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday's broadcast of HBO's "Real Time," host Bill Maher stated the fact that none of President Trump's properties in the path of Hurricane Irma were damaged by the storm shows that God doesn't exist.

19:10

Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

19:07

Second Arrest Made in Child Porn Investigation Involving 911 Dispatcher "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GAFFNEY, SC The Cherokee County Sheriff said a 911 dispatcher and former reserve deputy was arrested Thursday after a SLED investigation into his conduct. Brandon Dean Mullinax, 24, was

The post Second Arrest Made in Child Porn Investigation Involving 911 Dispatcher appeared first on Filming Cops.

19:05

The New Republican Party Wall Tax "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




I'm sure you remember that Trump repeatedly promised during the campaign that he would get Mexico to pay for his ridiculous wall. Obviously, Mexico laughed in his face. So now the Republicans are ginning up a way of taxing Americans to pay for the (totally not) Great Wall of Trump. Trump is starting to back away from the wall-- sending some of his most devoted (completely racist and xenophobic) supporters into orbit, people like Ann Coulter, Steve King (R-IA), Joe Walsh, even close allies like Bannon, Miller and others from the lunatic fringe.

If Trump ever expects to find "Democrats" to help him with his insane agenda, he knows exactly where ro go-- the Blue Dogs. One Blue Dog he knows he can count onion a pinch is Dan Lipinski, who has a 31.8% Trump adhesion score, one of the highest for any Democrat in Congress-- and the absolute highest for any Democrat in a solid blue district. But if the sleazy right-wing Lipinski has nothing to fear from a Republican challenge, this cycle he has a progressive Democrat rapidly gaining on him. Marie Newman is running a strong campaign for the IL-03 seat and you can contribute to her campaign here. Earlier today she told us that "Voters in my district want no part in this wall, especially paying for it out of their hard earned money. It's about time Congress focus on passing legislation that actually helps working families-- like affordable child care and health care for all-- rather than working to fulfill President Trump's ridiculous fantasy of a Great Wall."

David Gill, another progressive candidate in Illinois, is running for a seat held by a Trump rubber stamp that stretches through central Illinois from Bloomington and Champaign through Decatur and Springfield down into the suburbs north and east of St. Louis. He said that "Trump's proposed wall stands in direct opposition to some of the values proudly embraced by myself and the majority of voters in my district: brotherhood, compassion, and respect for others. And given the overall net negative movement...

19:02

MO Governor On St. Louis Protests: Only Safe Space For Looters Is A Jail Cell "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

St. Louis isnt Baltimore. Via Fox News: St. Louis erupted in more violent protests overnight since the acquittal of a white police officer charged with murdering a black man after a car chase. For the second day protesters took to the streets, facing off against a line of cops in riot gear. Looters and vandals []

19:02

PYTHON DANCE 11: HURIWA ALLEGES WIDESPREAD EXTRA LEGAL KILLINGS IN ABIA STATE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://m.thenigerianvoice.com/news/257372/python-dance-11-huriwa-alleges-widespread-extralegal-killi.htmlFiled under: Uncategorized

19:00

Word Clock Five Minutes At A Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As this clocks creator admits, it took far more than five minutes to put together, but it does display the time in five minute increments.

After acquiring five 4-character, 16 segment display modules that were too good to pass up, they were promptly deposited in the parts pile until [JF] was cajoled into building something by a friend. Given that each displays pins were in parallel, there was a lot of soldering to connect these displays to the clocks ATMega328P brain. On the back of the clocks perfboard skeleton, a DS1307 real-time clock and coin cell keep things ticking along smoothly. The case is laser cut out of acrylic with an added red filter to up the contrast of the display, presenting a crisp, crimson glow.

Troubleshooting as well as procrastination proved to be the major stumbling block here. Each of the displays required extensive troubleshooting because like Christmas lights of yore one bad connection would caus...

19:00

The Military show of force in south east Nigeria: Another major faux pas. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://googleweblight.com/i?u=http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59be7adbe4b02c642e4a177f&hl=en-NGFiled under: Uncategorized

18:58

US sanctions backfire: China opens $10 billion credit line for Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Assisting Tehran with sidestepping an ongoing Washington sanctions regime against the country, China has opened a $10 billion line of credit intended to finance energy, transportation, water and other key Iranian infrastructure projects. Following the ground-breaking 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and Russia, US, China, France, UK, as well as Germany and the EU, to end its nascent nuclear weapons program, Tehran - in honoring the terms of the unprecedented treaty - has nonetheless seen Washington implement a host of new sanctions against the Middle Eastern country, including asset freezes and limits on global financial transfers. According to Iranian Central Bank President Valiollah Seif, Chinese state-owned CITIC investment company has opened a $10 billion credit line to several banks in Iran to be used to fund wide-ranging infrastructure projects in the country, according to a report by the Times of Israel. The significant credit line will primarily use euros and yuan to bypass the US sanctions.

18:57

EXPLOSIVE DECLARATION ON RESTRUCTURING: Buhari, only you can solve this mess or else "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/explosive-declaration-restructuring-buhari-can-solve-mess-else/Filed under: Uncategorized

18:55

Double Standards? Europes Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Double Standards? Europes Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey By Prof Michel Chossudovsky  Global Research Are Turkey, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy Nuclear Powers? Authors Note This article was originally published by Global Research  in February...

The post Double Standards? Europes Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States. Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Turkey appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:54

PM May orders internet giants to clampdown on extremist content, neglects to mention UK government provides weapons to terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theresa May will order internet giants to clamp down on extremism following yesterday's Tube terror attack. She will take on Google, Facebook and Microsoft after hundreds of commuters and schoolchildren narrowly avoided death when a bomb failed fully to detonate on a rush-hour train. The attacker, who is on the run, used a 'fairy light' bomb that can be made from instructions still available online last night. The Prime Minister will host a summit with French president Emmanuel Macron next week and is expected to warn technology giants they need to do more to tackle extremists. Last night she raised the terror alert status to its highest level 'critical', which means an attack is expected imminently. Troops will be deployed at key sites to free up more armed police to patrol thoroughfares and transport hubs. The suspect for the attack at Parsons Green station in west London has not been named. But he is said to be known to the security services, who fear he will strike again and may be part of a jihadi cell.

18:52

Donald Trump's Evolving Mass Movement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In his campaign Trump told the most outrageous lies (Mexico is sending rapists to the U.S.), insult war heroes (John McCain) and "gold star" families, insult entire religions (Islam) and esteemed religious leaders (the Pope), make racist remarks about a federal judge, and even insult the entire female half of the human species by bragging about grabbing women by their genitals. He could do all of this and still get elected.

18:52

Indonesian Woman Lashed 100 Times for Being in Presence of Man She Was Not Married To "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

A 30-year-old Indonesian woman had to be hospitalized after she was lashed 100 times in public. Her crime? Being found in a private place with a man she was not married to.

The woman, whose name is Mazidah, was watched by thousands of people in Lhokseumawe a city in the province of Aceh as she was beaten. The Independent reports that the lashing took place after evening prayers last Friday. Because Mazidah was in such agony, the lashing had to be occasionally paused.

The man Mazidah was found with also received lashings, reports ABC News. However, he did not require hospital treatment. A third man was also found guilty and was reportedly flogged.

The province of Aceh is known to be extremely conservative. Public canings are common there, as they are a punishment for the violation of Islamic law. Last year alone, 339 public floggings conducted, according to the Institute of Criminal Justice Reform. Aceh is the only province in the country where public lashings are used as a reprimand.

Human rights advocates are concerned publish lashings are becoming more common. Earlier this year, two gay men were flogged 83 times for having consensual sex in private. As a result of international outcry over the controversial form of punishment, the local government...

18:49

Shades of Sodom and Gomorrah! Global organization recommends earlier hormone treatments for transgender children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A global organization whose focus is endocrinology has released new guidelines that recommend an easing of restrictions on transgender hormone treatments for younger children who claim to be of the opposite biological sex. The Washington, DC-based Endocrine Society's new clinical guidelines say children under 16 years of age may benefit from hormone treatments early to transform their bodies to the opposite biological sex. While the organization does not recommend hormone treatment for gender-dysphoric children who have yet to reach puberty, the doctors say such treatment can commence as puberty begins, which, for some children, could be as early as nine years of age.

18:48

Huma Abedin's mother redrafted Hillary Clinton's FEB 2010 Middle East speech - took out freedom, democracy and call for elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In early 2010 the Arab Spring had sprung and Al Baghdadi had just taken the reins at the Islamic State. It was an important time in the Middle East and every US public utterance was closely monitored for clues as to US directions and plans - both by Islamist authorities...

18:48

Iraqi forces capture area near Syria border from Islamic State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iraqi armed forces on Saturday dislodged Islamic State from a natural gas-rich border area with Syria, according to the military. Iranian-backed forces fighting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army simultaneously announced the start of an offensive to reach the same border area from the opposite side. An Iraqi military statement said Akashat, a desert region located south of the Euphrates river, was captured in an offensive which had been announced earlier in the day. The attack on Akashat is meant to pave the way for the recapture of urban centers in the Euphrates valley, including the border post of al-Qaim, it said. Iranian-backed Shi'ite paramilitary forces known as Popular Mobilization and Sunni tribal fighters known as Tribal Mobilization took part in the offensive, it added.

18:47

Unless Physical, Inventions Are No Longer Patent-Eligible in US Courts, But USPTO Ignores Precedence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unless you can actually see the supposed invention, its likely just code and thus invalid under Section 101/Alice

Coding

Summary: Even though the ability to enforce software patents against a rival (or many targets, especially in the case of patent trolls) is vastly diminished, the US patent office continues to grant these

THE US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled against software patents in the summer of 2013. Things have changed profoundly since then. Each year it seems like the system mostly but not limited to the legal system is becoming more hostile towards software patents. Theyre just not worth the time and money anymore.

Were talking about trolls and serial litigators here. They suffer badly and some have gone out of business (good riddance!).Software patents are not officially dead. Moreover, theres a threat of them coming back, for circles that are hostile towards software development try to prop them up again. Every single week we write about several of their concurrent attempts, ranging from legislative/lobbying to subversion/entryism. For them, its likely a fight for their very survival. Were talking about trolls and serial litigators here. They suffer badly and some have gone out of business (good riddance!).

The reality of the matter is, companies like Apple patent all sorts of malicious software thats being celebrated in their fan sites. They dont want the public to think of it as software, but since this particular domain is my professional domain its clear to me that its pure softwar which they patent and the USPTO tolerates this. Here is another new example, this time from Virtual StrongBox, which was mentioned here before (last month). They patent pure software. Its mathematics. They just phr...

18:45

New Cold War wind blowing for ostracized Russian Olympic team "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Winter is coming and still many Russian Track and Field athletes remain ostracized. Only through courts and bureaucracy will they get the chance to compete as Authorized Neutral Athletes (ANAs). While the disappointing United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) received substantial payments to reform dope testing in Russia, for Russia's Winter sports athletes it's unclear as to their participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Paralympians remain banned and now vested interests are calling for a ban across the board. I term UKAD 'disappointing' as no statement from this for profit business is complete without some variation of disappoint. Like their equally rapacious American counterparts, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), they were "disappointed" by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling, despite UKAD sanctioning a wide range of performance enhancing 'therapeutic use exemptions' (TUEs) for its own athletes. When Fancy Bears exposed the hypocrisy, the CEO of UKAD, Nicole Sapstead was "disappointed". Not ashamed or worried, just that variant of disappoint.

18:43

Speedo-Wearing Man Protests Confiscated Marijuana And Bong, While Smoking A Bong "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Marijuana is expensive. Plus, its illegal to confiscate the herb if one has a medical card in states where it has been approved for use. Aware of these two realities, 31-year-old Jeffrey Shaver decided to protest in front of a courthouse in what might be the most unique way ever to pressure authorities to return his marijuana and bong, both of which were confiscated last October.

The Record reports that the Canadian citizen protested wearing a green Speedo-style underwear next to two signs that read RETURN MY BONG and RETURN MY MARIJUANA. He did this while smoking a bong. Shaver claims he was wrongfully arrested last fall for possession of marijuana, as he had a medical marijuana card on him. Reportedly, police also took a small amount of pot and his bong. Nearly a year later, he wants them back.

The 31-year-old has been periodically protesting at police stations in Cambridge and Kitchener, and at Kitcheners courthouse, hoping to resolve the matter. In prior protests, he smoked marijuana while fully clothed. However, his efforts werent producing results. So, he decided indecent exposure might capture the publics attention he was right.

Shaver told The Record, I have a legal medical marijuana card. Five months after I got it, I was arrested for possession of marijuana, but I had my card on me,. So two days later, I went back and smoked marijuana on the front lawn of the police station. Again they arrested me. I went to jail for the first time. They held me there for 16 hours. And that charge, ironically, has already been dropped and this is the very bong the...

18:41

[September 11, Chile] No one is forgotten, nothing is settled, memory to the f@llen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Eve of 11 September. We threw pamphlets and put a banner to steps away from where our library project works where could read: NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN NOTHING IS SETTLED MEMORY TO THE F@LLEN

From somewhere in the Chilean territory
Anti-authoritarian Library Libertad
Winter, 2017

In Spanish l Portuguese

18:38

Victory Achieved in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Victory Achieved in Syria? | syrian-flag | Special Interests World News

(image: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

Yogi Berra was right, saying (i)t aint over till its over. Things are heading in the right direction in Syria, miles yet to go to liberate the country from the scourge of Americas presence and terrorist groups it supports.

 

Each day brings more good news than bad. On Tuesday, Russian armed forces chief of staff in Syria General Alexander Lapin said: 

At present, 85 percent of the Syrian territory has been liberated from the militants of illegal armed formations.  

About 27 square kilometers (10,424 square miles]) of Syrian territory remain to be liberated until the complete annihilation of US-supported ISIS.

...

18:33

Quick, ditch the dollar: An economic lesson for China and Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is there anyone in Trump's government who is not an imbecile? After years of endless military threats against Russia - remember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message, and Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley threatening "We'll beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before" - now the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatens China. If China doesn't abide by Washington's new sanctions on North Korea, Mnuchin said the US "will put additional sanctions on them [China] and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system." Here is the broke US government $20 trillion in public debt, having to print money with which to buy its own bonds, threatening the second largest economy in the world, an economy on purchasing power parity terms that is larger than the US economy.

18:33

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Aaron Kesel for Activist Post. Hawaiian state officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require the sale of marijuana to be cashless, paid with a special debit card payment system next month. Oct. 1 is our target date to try to go cashless as much as we can, Iris Ikeda the states financial institutions commissioner, told reporters at a news conference. While marijuana is legal for medical use in Hawaii, the feds still consider it a Schedule I drug. This status has brought problems for many banks and credit unions, which is the reason why cannabis dispensaries have been cash-only. Instead of cash, customers will have to download and install CanPay, a mobile app that processes payment for medicinal marijuana shops using a Colorado-based credit Union, Safe Harbor Private Banking. The app is already an option for marijuana transactions in six states, including California and Colorado. Now a battle begins with credit card processing companies like Visa and Mastercard who say they wont allow their cards to be used to buy cannabis or marijuana-related products.

18:32

"The Real Damage..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don't want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves- or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It's the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you'll keep it under control. If you don't make any noise, the bogeyman won't find you. But it's all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does. I choose my own way to burn."
- Sophie Scholl

18:32

Danish government on Muslim migrant crime: Worst situation since 2nd World War "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rule of law is imploding in Denmark as low-tech jihad and migrant gangs take over the streets. The Danish government should not be surprised. But it appears to be. Thousands of incidents involving loosened wheel bolts on cars, large rocks or cinder blocks thrown from highway overpasses, and thin steel wires strung across bicycle paths []

St. Louis: Protests erupt following not-guilty verdict in police murder case "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty Friday of murdering a man while on duty, sparking hours of angry protests that continued overnight. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's highly anticipated verdict found the white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black drug suspect, after a high-speed pursuit and crash. Protesters began gathering downtown immediately after the verdict was announced Friday morning. The demonstrations were largely peaceful at first, but as the night went on, protesters seriously injured two police officers and vandalized buildings, including the home of the city mayor. Early Friday, protesters tried to block officers from traveling on Tucker Boulevard between Clark Avenue and Spruce Street. Police used pepper spray to clear the roadway as protesters hollered, chanted and held up signs.

18:30

Trump Retweets Gif of Him Hitting Golf Ball Into Clintons Back "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, 2017 Via Free Beacon: President Donald Trump was active on Twitter Sunday morning, and one of his actions was to retweet a days-old gif depicting him hitting a golf ball that hits former opponent Hillary Clinton in her back. In the gif, Trump []

18:30

Massive Cover Up Of Orphanage Evil Exposed (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massive Cover Up Of Orphanage Evil Exposed Video We Are Change In this video, Jason Bermas thanks the BBC for doing its jobjournalism. The BBC in conjunction with the Sunday Post has uncovered a mass grave of over 400...

The post Massive Cover Up Of Orphanage Evil Exposed (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:30

CVE-2017-14312: Nagios core root privilege escalation via insecure permissions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Michael Orlitzky on Sep 17

Product: Nagios core
Vendor: Nagios Enterprises, LLC
Versions-affected: all
Bug-report: https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nagioscore/issues/424
Author: Michael Orlitzky

(This has yet to be fixed upstream, but the workaround is
straightforward and will suffice for most users.)

== Summary ==

Nagios installs two sets of files with insecure permissions: after
installation, the executables and the configuration files are all owned
by the same...

18:28

A Lebanese journalist's journey to North Korea - "Leave these people in peace" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Months before my trip, I learned by chance that a soccer match would be bringing the Lebanese national football team to play the Korean team in Pyongyang, so I applied to accompany the team. 'No kidding!' was the first reaction of my colleagues, who admitted that no one 'even thinks of escorting the sports teams there. "'Why are you in Pyongyang anyway?' is a question I've been asked constantly both before and during my five-day visit to the Korean capital, and before even reaching it. "Do you know that you will not be able to talk to anyone on the street over there? You do know that you won't be able to write a political article when you get back, right? And after this trip, you will not be able to get any visa to any other country! They will take away your books, pens, camera and phone." "It was a tiring journey and after long travel, we got to Beijing and from there to Pyongyang via Korean Airlines. The elegant flight attendants smiled, but nothing reduced our tension, enthusiasm and adrenaline as we entered Pyongyang airport, which was empty of any other passengers. The inspection was precise, automatic and manual, the security men and women checked our faces carefully.

18:26

Pentagon Ignores President Trump And Continues Preparing For Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The Trump administration may peddle the notion that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese, but the industrial military complex isnt willing to ignore the fact that 97 percent of reputable climate scientists agree that the phenomena is real.  Because climate change will directly affect the United States ability to protect itself as a result of worsening natural disasters, rising sea levels and unprecedented flooding, the Pentagon has decided to follow the plan for climate change which was developed under the Obama administration.

Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump rescinded all federal climate change programs initiated by Obama during his two terms. Basically, he ordered the Pentagon to stop preparing for climate change. Fortunately, they have ignored him.

In 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) published what it called a climate change roadmap. This is essentially a blueprint to handle the predicted storms which will result from global warming. The document explained how the military needs to adapt to the world which is fast-approaching. Reportedly, the report concluded that American citizens could be helped out more, too. It reads: The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters.

Equipped with this information, the DoD issued a directive entitled Climate Change Adaption and Resilienc...

18:26

ROCK THE VOTE=> Kid Rock Is Registering People to Vote at His Concerts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In late July The Gateway Pundit reported rock star Kid Rock was leading his Democrat rival Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Kid Rock has not officially launched his senatorial campaign but is already making headlines.

Kid Rock is already gaining support from GOP lawmakers.

Now this..,

Kid Rock is registering voters at his concerts.

Why not?
The Democrats have been doing this for decades.

The post ROCK THE VOTE=> Kid Rock Is Registering People to Vote at His Concerts appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:25

Why Peace is Alien to the US "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Youd have to laugh if it were not so grave. The Trump administration says that it is running out of patience for a diplomatic solution to the Korea crisis. This pseudo piousness comes from a US government that continually refuses to enter into direct negotiations with Kim Jong-un, the leader of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK). By Finian Continue reading Why Peace is Alien to the US

18:24

Re: Podbeuter podcast fetcher: remote code execution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Solar Designer on Sep 17

I think that's not a reason to delay disclosing an issue to everyone
else until there's a CVE ID. If those orgs have such poor, limited, or
maybe cost-saving processes (saving on not needing to bother with issues
lacking CVE IDs, no matter how serious), it's their problem and their
users'. They deliberately put themselves at a competitive disadvantage.
So be it. This only reaffirms me in my suggested approach: public...

18:23

Kernel prepatch 4.14-rc1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The 4.14-rc1 kernel prepatch is out, and the merge window is closed for this development cycle. "Yes, I realize this is a day early, and yes, I realize that if I had waited until tomorrow, I would also have hit the 26th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, but neither of those undeniable facts made me want to wait with closing the merge window." In the end, 11,556 non-merge changesets were pulled into the mainline for this release.

18:22

WSJ asserts Assange offered proof to U.S. government Russia wasn't source of Democratic Party leaks; General Kelly refuses information "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to the Wall Street Journal, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California spoke by phone on September 13th with U.S. President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, aiming to transmit to President Trump, from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, a trade of 'proof' of Russian non-involvement in the transmission to the public of internal Democratic Party information during the 2016 Presidential contest with Hillary Clinton, in return for the U.S. Government's stopping its efforts to prosecute Mr. Assange. Assange wanted finally to become freed from his years-long virtual house-arrest inside Ecuador's London Embassy, by the United States Government efforts to force him to be tried in U.S. courts. So, he wants to offer this trade in which Assange would provide to the White House physical 'proof' that Russia had nothing to do with the Democratic Party leaks from (or what Russia's enemies call 'hacks' into) Democratic Party computers, which produced the revelations which Hillary Clinton says cost her the 2016 election. According to the WSJ report, General Kelly refused to inform President Trump of the offer. The news-report was published on Friday night, September 15th, in the Wall Street Journal, and headlined "GOP Congressman Sought Trump Deal on WikiLeaks, Russia: California's Dana Rohrabacher asks for pardon of Julian Assange in return for evidence Russia wasn't source of hacked emails". It said: "Mr. Kelly didn't make the president aware of Mr. Rohrabacher's message, and Mr. Trump doesn't know the details of the proposed deal." However, the news-report didn't make clear whether Mr. Trump is even aware that Congressman Rohrabacher had attempted to communicate to the President the offer that Mr. Assange was wanting to communicate. Perhaps if Mr. Trump reads the Wall Street Journal, he'll learn that Mr. Assange had wanted to offer this deal.

18:22

Larsen B part 2? Massive iceberg drifts further from Antarctic shelf (SATELLITE IMAGES) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A mega iceberg four times larger than London continues to drift further out into the Antarctic Weddell Sea, with fears its movement could lead to the demise of another major ice shelf. Satellite images taken from space reveal iceberg A68, which calved away from the Larsen C ice shelf in July, has markedly shifted its position. The breakaway made A68 the biggest iceberg on record, weighing an astonishing one trillion tonnes. Highlighting the massive iceberg's "drifting," climate professor Stef Lhermitte posted photos to Twitter from European Space Agency's Sentinel 1 satellite and NASA.

18:21

Pilot allegedly accused of raping woman in Sharjah apartment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

He had just landed a job with an airline for Dh70,000 monthly salary.

A 36-year-old Arab pilot lost his job after he was accused of raping a 34-year-old Filipino woman in his apartment in Sharjah.

The Sharjah Criminal Court has started the trial of the pilot, who has been charged with rape, assault and consuming alcohol, by the public prosecutors.

The victim told the police that he dragged her to his apartment and raped her. She added that she had met the accused in a night club. The man offered to drop her off at her residence. Since he looked decent, the woman accepted his offer, the victim said.

The man and his friend who drove the car took the woman from Dubai to Sharjah. They stopped the car in front of the apartment that belonged to the accused. The accused snatched her phone away while getting out of the car. The woman followed him inside to get her phone. He said he would give me my phone in his apartment, the victim said. However, once the woman was in, the pilot closed the door and forced himself on her. He slapped her before sexually assaulting her, the victim said. The woman informed the police later.

However, the defendant denied the charges and said the woman came with him to his apartment on her own consent. He said the woman had falsely implicated him of rape as he refused to pay the amount agreed between them.

Meanwhile, the forensic report showed presence of bruises on the womans body caused by violence. Forensic evidence also confirmed that DNA found on victims clothes and body matched with that of the accused.

The first witness who works in Sharjah police patrols said during the prosecutors investigations that on the day of the incident, they were informed about a case of rape in one of the main buildings in Moyleh area in Sharjah. One of the policemen saw the victim in a state of extreme shock. A guard told the cops that a woman who lives on the second floor of the building told him there was a rape. He saw the victim sitting outside the apartment.

The witness said the woman was taken to the apartment of the accused with other cops. Despite knocking at the door, the defendant didnt open it. When the policemen saw the defendant trying to escape from the window, they nabbed him.

The second witness the friend of the accused said that he accompanied the defendant at a night club in Dubai where they met the woman. After the party, the defendant requested him to take him and the woman in his car but he refused. But when he insisted, he agreed. He told him to drive the car to Sharjah instead of dropping the wo...

18:20

Police Arrest 32 In St Louis After Acquittal Of Police Officer Jason Stockley "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Amanda Holpuch for the Guardian. Mostly peaceful demonstrations followed a not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer who shot and killed a black motorist St Louis police said 32 people had been arrested during demonstrations against the acquittal of a former police officer, who had been charged with murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Ten law enforcement officers were injured in the mostly peaceful protests, which began after the not-guilty verdict was handed down by circuit judge Timothy Wilson on Friday morning. The demonstrations quieted early Saturday morning, having taken place in different parts of the city, including outside the home of mayor Lyda Krewson. At one point, the crowd around her home swelled to about 1,000 people, including some who pelted the home with red paint and broke at least two windows.

18:20

Interview of Truth Radio in Canada with a RAWA activist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 8, 2006 -- Bryan Farnum and Bob Walberg Producer Truth Radio interview RAWA member on the current issues of Afghanistan

Millions face hunger in Afghanistan as drought worsens, warns aid group "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 18, 2006 -- 6.5 million people are likely to suffer chronic food insecurity due to the lack of rainfall this year, Christian Aid said.

18:19

The lies and fabrications of the Israeli lobby "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AIPAC says: "In addition to extortive taxes and fees levied against the hundreds of thousands of Lebanese Shia under its jurisdiction".  A blatant lie. As if Hizbullah is not the people of South Lebanon--or some of them anyway.  The extended members of the AbuKhalil family in Tyre and Qulaylah village live in areas where Hizbullah is dominant and they don't pay a penny to Hizbullah.

18:15

When the US almost invaded Lebanon in 1969 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar: "When the US almost invaded Lebanon in 1969: a new document".

PS I am grateful to James Stoker for alerting me to this document that he found in the archives.

18:12

Why are 'Tevgeri Azadi' Rejecting Barzani tribe referendum? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today majority of 50 million Kurds are united under the leadership of Abdullah Ocalan to defend Kurds and Kurdistan from occupiers of Kurdistan who are imposing wars on Kurdish people now.

18:11

Due to a technicality, city council reverses decision that allowed non-US citizens to vote in local elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Despite the College Park City Council voting in favor of a proposal that would have allowed city residents who are non-U.S. citizens to vote on local matters in its elections, city officials said Friday night that they did not get the required amount of votes to adopt the measure. The council voted 4-3 Tuesday night in favor of the amendment that would have allowed legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in its municipal elections. "For most Council actions, a simple majority of Councilmembers present must vote in favor of an item for it to be adopted," the City of College Park said in a news release. "However, changes to the Charter have a different requirement. The City Charter was amended in June to require the affirmative vote of six elected officials to change the Charter."

18:10

India to have its own Bitcoin like Cryptocurrency called Lakshmi Coin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indian Government To Consider Introducing Its Own Bitcoin-Like Cryptocurrency Called Lakshmi Coin

The Bitcoin mania has finally caught up with India. The Indian government which had so far confidently shunned Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have now decided to join the cryptocurrency bandwagon by launching its own blockchain based Bitcoin like crypto coin called Lakshmi Coin.

By naming the new cryptocurrency Laxmi the Indian government hopes to make it comfortable for billions of Indians to deal with the new currency. Laxmi is Goddess of Wealth as per Hindu traditions and is prayed by billions during the holy festival of Diwali.

While Bitcoin has been in existence for over a decade, various Indian governments have shunned it for obvious reasons lack of trust. While the neighbouring China has wholeheartedly embraced Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies by legalising Bitcoin exchanges, Indian government has been thwarting any attempt to open Bitcoin exchange in India. Thus if you want to deal in Bitcoin in India, you have to do it in the grey market or deal with foreign-based exchanges.

While the Indian government does not like Bitcoin but it thinks that the blockchain technology powering the Bitcoins is worthwhile and it is going to give it a spin by introducing an Indian cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoins, as per a Business Standard Report.

As per undisclosed sources, the proposal was put up by a committee of officials consisting of Government officials and Reserve Bank of India. They set up a panel, which has recently given its report. The panel has advised the Indian government to launch its own blockchain based cryptocurrency. It has also suggested the name for the new Indian cryptocurrency Lakshmi Coin.

While recommending the new cryptocurrency Lakshmi Coin is fine, India may actually take at least five to ten years before it has its own cryptocurrency given its cumbersome bureaucracy. If India does decide to accept the panel recommendations, Laxmi, the new cryptocurrency will fall under the purview of Reserve Bank of India. Also, RBI will have to amend the Currency Act to provide for enabling provision for the new cryptocurrency.

Reserve Bank of India has been a vocal critic of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Earlier this year, it had issued a warning to Indian Bitcoin holders about the risk pertaining to Bitcoin transactions. Later in July, the Indian government was reportedly mulling over the implementation of Know Your Customer (KYC) norms to ensure safe transactions of cryptocurrencies. However, that move was trashed as it would have legitimis...

18:08

Sunday Talks: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -vs- CBS John Dickerson "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Good interview with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and CBS John Dickerson.  Worth noting the nuance in Tillersons statements about messaging toward China, specifically Beijing.  Those who have followed CTH analysis of the administrations China/DPRK strategy will note how Tillerson Continue reading

18:08

Military siege in Igbo land is rights abuse -South East senators. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://sunnewsonline.com/reaking-military-siege-in-igbo-land-is-rights-abuse-south-east-senators/Filed under: Uncategorized

18:08

To fight wildlife crime enforcement agencies must follow the money "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

San Francisco Chronicle

BANGKOK (AP) In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.

But investigators took an unusual, next step deciding to follow the money that helped bankroll the South African operation. That led to a court order last year to seize Chumlong Lemtongthais Thai bank accounts and other assets, including a house worth $142,000, to shut him down.

It was one of an increasing number of cases illustrating how nations are shifting tactics in fighting a global wildlife trafficking market worth up to $23 billion, after decades of relying on headline-grabbing police raids that have had little overall effect in halting illicit trades.

The idea is to pick the pocket of the wildlife traffickers and try to freeze them in their tracks, said Steve Galster, founder of the anti-trafficking Freeland Foundation.

The approach is quickly becoming mainstream.

The U.N. General Assembly this week urged the worlds nations to adopt laws that allow wildlife crimes to be investigated as potential money-laundering crimes. That allows law enforcement agents to use acti...

18:07

Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Benjamin Dangl for Toward Freedom. Industrial farming of food ingredients such as soy and palm oil, for example, have led to massive deforestation and displacement of rural communities in Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, and elsewhere throughout the globe. Activists standing up against such industries in defense of forests, rivers, land, and the livelihoods of local communities have been threatened and murdered at an increased rate in recent years. Four environmental activists were murdered each week in 2016 for defending their communities and environment from the impacts of agribusiness, mining, and logging industries, according to a report from the human rights organization Global Witness. In Colombia, activists standing up against the impacts of El Cerrejn, Latin Americas largest open-pit mine, have faced regular threats and violence. Jakeline Romero has organized against the water shortages and displacement caused by this mine, which is owned by Glencore, BHP Billiton, and Anglo-American. They threaten you so you will shut up, Romero told Global Witness. I cant shut up. I cant stay silent faced with all that is happening to my people. We are fighting for our lands, for our water, for our lives.

18:05

Monetary Disorder "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Monetary Disorder by Doug Noland SafeHaven Global Credit, Bubble and market analysis is turning more interesting. China August Credit data were out Friday. Total (aggregate) Social Financing jumped to 1.48 TN yuan ($225bn), up from Julys 1.22 TN and...

The post Monetary Disorder appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:03

A Lot of People Will Be Killed: California Officials Preparing for Nuclear Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A group of California public health officials and emergency responders gathered for a strategy session on the growing possibility of a nuclear attack.

18:03

SDF Liberated 63km, Captured 14 Settlements During Deir Ezzor Operation (Map, Photos) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SDF Liberated 63km, Captured 14 Settlements During Deir Ezzor Operation (Map, Photos)

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On Sunday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) and the Deir Ezzor Military Council (DMC) captured the 7 Kilo roundabout and all factories around it north of Deir Ezzor city, according to pro-Kurdish sources. 

The roundabout is located 7km north of the western bank of the Euphrates River.

The SDF announced in an official statement that it has advanced 63km towards Deir Ezzor city so far, and captured over 14 villages, towns and farms.

The SDF said that its forces have come under 8 ISIS VBIED attacks and destroyed 5 VBIEDs them before they reach their targets. Furthermore, the SDF has evacuated over 4000 civilians.

The SDF captured al-Mowasat hospital between al-Amin and al-Thakana districts in the center of Raqqa city, according to the SDF. The SDF also said that its fighters killed 32 ISIS fighters during the operation.

Kurdish sources claimed that the SDF launched an attack on ISIS positions in the northern part of Raqqa city on Sunday. However, its more likely that the SDF will continue its main attack in the center of Raqqa city for now.

SDF members near Deir Ezzor:

SDF Liberated 63km, Captured 14 Settlements During Deir Ezzor Operation (Map, Photos)

The post SDF Liberated 63km, Captured 14 Settlements During Deir E...

18:02

StL Reporter Describes Scariest Moment of My Career After Far Left Mob Assaulted and Chased Him from Rally (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday a St. Louis judge found former Police Officer Jason Stockley NOT GUILTY in the shooting death of Anthony Smith, a black suspected drug dealer.

Local St. Louis protesters called for mass disruption after the former police officer was acquitted.

Outraged protesters took to the streets of downtown St. Louis following the courts decision.

Angry protesters shut down Market and Tucker Boulevard in downtown St. Louis on Friday.

Local FOX 2 reporter Dan Gray was covering the protests in downtown St. Louis.
An angry protester in a Colin Kaepernick jersey started screaming at Dan Gray, the mob then pushed him out of the area and chased him down the street.
The attack was captured by Rebelolutionary Z.

Dan Gray got pummeled with water bottles as he fled the area!

Now this
Dan Gray described the sheer terror he experienced after the far left mob turned on him!

18:02

Ponies for the people? A response to the Clinton view of the Sanders campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hilary Clinton's new book actually goes to the heart of the differences the Sanders wing has with her policies.

18:01

Time to change the face of civil-military relations in Nigeria. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://www.naij.com/677717-civil-military-relations-army-shiite-ipob.htmlFiled under: Uncategorized

18:00

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Electricity Production is Radically Changing The age of batteries is just getting started. In the latest episode of our animated series, Sooner Than You Think, Bloombergs Tom Randall does the math on when solar plus batteries might start wiping fossil fuels off the grid. Source: Bloomberg

The post The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever appeared first on The Big Picture.

18:00

View Harpies Stir The Pot By Suggesting Women Are Told By Husbands How To Vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Next time cut the Prozac in half. Via Fox News: The ladies of The View are being labeled out of touch for their comments on Friday about how women listen to their husbands when deciding whom to vote for. Whoopi Goldberg mentioned an NPR interview in which Hillary Clinton said that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg []

18:00

Re: Podbeuter podcast fetcher: remote code execution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Kurt Seifried on Sep 17

While this should not be the case, it often is. And TBH this is one of the
reasons I'm trying to make CVE easier.

This is also not true, many orgs (probably not open source distros run by
volunteers, but more big corps) literally do have a clock start ticking
when a CVE comes to light, I know for Red Hat it doesn't matter if the
issue has a CVE or not (we obviously prefer to have one as it makes talking
about it and coordinating a...

18:00

SOTT FOCUS: Behind the Headlines: Trump Trumped, and the Myanmar Conflict in Context "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Promises, promises. Trump is finally receiving decent coverage in the mainstream media, which is bad news because it likely means he has truly caved to the US 'deep state'. As 'bipartisanship' returns to Washington, it's all-systems-go for US foreign policy (which never really skipped a beat). Should we have expected any different outcome? The 'Islamic State' between Syria and Iraq has all but ceased to exist, but the Endless War on of Terror continues to spread, recently taking new form in Myanmar. Uniformly presented as the 'plight of the poor Rohingya people' versus their 'evil Burmese oppressors', this week on Behind the Headlines we'll show how this latest conflict zone fits into the Endless War on Terror and the Bottomless Pit of US Hegemony. Join us from 6-8pm CET (4-6pm UTC / 12-2pm EST) for critical context the MSM leaves out of its story-telling. Running Time: 01:50:10 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

17:57

UK to Supply Qatar With 24 Fighter Jets in New Billion-Dollar Arms Deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Qatars defence ministry is set to purchase 24 of the advanced Eurofighter Typhoon jets from BAE Systems.

(MEE)  The British government and defence giant BAE Systems have agreed a major new deal to supply Qatar with Eurofighter Typhoon jets, despite fears of regional instability.

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon signed a letter of intent with Qatar on Sunday that will see BAE Systems provide 24 Typhoon jets and support capabilities worth billions of dollars.

The move has shocked observers as it comes only three months after UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Qatar to do more to clamp down on the funding of militant groups.

The wealthy Gulf state is at the heart of a regional dispute over the funding of terrorism, and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt have since June imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of financing extremist groups and allying with Iran, arch-foe of the Gulf Arab states allegations Doha denies.

Speaking in Qatar on Sunday, where he met with Qatari defence minister Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Attiyad, Fallon said he hoped the deal would enhance security within the region.

This will be the first major defence contract with Qatar, one of the UKs strategic partners, said Fallon. This is an important moment in our defence relationship and the basis for even closer defence co-operation between our two countries. We also hope that this will help enhance security within the region across all Gulf allies.

Human rights groups are likely to be dismayed by the move, which comes as the UKs $16bn defence industry is facing intense scrutiny over exports to Saudi Arabia and other states accused of major human rights violations.

The UK has exported more than $6bn in arms to authoritarian states since the summers general election, with a huge increase in arms exports to Saudi Arabia and exports worth $160m to Qatar, where political opposition is banned and where the hereditary emir currently Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani  holds all executive and legislative power.

The strategic let...

17:57

CIA Whistleblower: Harvard Picks Torture Apologists Over Chelsea Manning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Aaron Mate for The Real News. Chelsea Manning is celebrated around the world for exposing the secrets of U.S. foreign policy, including war crimes, and going to prison for it, all the while standing up for her rights as a trans woman. One of the most prestigious U.S. schools has taken a different view. The Harvard Kennedy School has rescinded an invitation to Manning as a Visiting Fellow after a backlash led by current and former officials. Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell resigned as a Harvard Fellow in protest, writing, "I have an obligation to my conscience." The current CIA director, Mike Pompeo, withdrew from a Harvard forum where he was set to speak. Pompeo said, "It has everything to do with her identity as a traitor to the U.S. and my loyalty to the officers of the CIA." This prompted Harvard Kennedy School dean Douglas Elmendorf to announce he would still invite Manning to speak on campus, but he's withdrawing her designation as a Visiting Fellow.

17:54

Hillary Clintons blind spot about the media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is no question that the media coverage of Hillary Clintons presidential campaign was atrocious, focusing endlessly on things like the email issue as if it was some huge nation-threatening scandal when at most it was an error of judgment that others had also committed. There can also be no question that part of it was fueled by the fact that she is a woman because the US is about half a century behind the rest of the world when it comes to accepting a woman as president.

But while she criticizes the coverage in her book, as Jon Schwarz points out, after all these years in politics she still does not seem to understand that this was not due to the media hating her personally (at least not entirely) but because of the way that the mainstream media is structured. She seems to think that the media was not doing its job when actually it was doing what it is designed to do, which was to make profits for its owners.

Generally speaking, when people fail to do their jobs in a spectacular way, they get fired. When they do their jobs, theyre not.

Who exactly in the corporate media has been fired for failing to provide the United States with in-depth, sober, fair-minded coverage of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and the minutia of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

No one.

Which suggests that the media did do its job. Moreover, I think the media performed incredibly well.

The New York Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, et al., are gigantic corporations in most cases owned by even larger ones. And the job of giant corporations is not to inform American citizens about reality. Its not to play a hallowed role in the history of a self-governing republic. Its to make as much profit as possible. That in turn means the corporate media will never, ever be liberal in any genuine sense, and will be hostile to all politicians who feint in that direction.

From that perspective, the medias performance in 2016 was a shining, glorious success. As Les Moonves effused just as the primaries were starting, Trumps campaign was good for us economically. Go Donald! Keep getting out there! The entire Hieronymus Bosch-like nightmare, said Moonves, may not be good for America, but its damn good for CBS. CNN made $1 billion in profits during the election year, far more than ever before.

Schwarz says that Clintons blindness on this important issue seems inexplicable given that it is well known among media analysts, especially those on the progressive side of the spectrum.

....

17:54

Returning American-Born Kansans are now Required to Show Birth Certificate--simply even to File for a Driver's License "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the second article on the topics of how incredibly much an outlyer, Kris Kobach has made the state of Kansas through his criminal war on emigres from Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and abroad.

17:52

Devils Tower draws UFO enthusiasts seeking 'close encounters' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Steven Spielberg's iconic 1977 science-fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a mysterious force compels desperate seekers to converge on Wyoming's Devils Tower in search of answers. When they arrive, they encounter a massive alien mothership which communicates through music and returns scores of missing persons who have been abducted over the years. A lucky few of the witnesses are allowed to go aboard the mothership and travel to the stars with the alien beings. Forty years after the film's release, UFO seekers are returning to the 800-foot-tall tower, but this time the mysterious forces compelling them to come together is much easier to explain. For more of this article, go here.

17:51

Tunisia's Ennahda party says municipal polls postponed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Rached Ghannouchi said the electoral commission will 'probably' announce that the polls will be held in March 2018

17:49

Harvards Cowardice on Chelsea Manning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Exclusive: In an abject display of intellectual cowardice, Harvards Kennedy School withdrew a fellowship from Chelsea Manning after hearing protests from accomplices in the war crimes she exposed, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School

17:49

Squirrel rescuers: the worst of the worst. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[CONTENT NOTE: disgusting images of baby squirrels, descriptions of wildly inappropriate human-squirrel interactions.]

Goddammit.

Twenty years working wildlife rehab, and Kevin Barton has seen it all. Or he thought he had. At least until Hurricane Irma tore through Florida this week. It wasnt the variety of species that grabbed his attention. It was the volume. Of utterly common critters, like bunnies and squirrels. Mainly squirrels.

By midweek, the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of Venice had accepted 140 baby squirrels, from week-old hairless pinkies to unweaned juveniles.

ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FUCKING SQUIRRELS. Yes, what people rebuilding their lives from Irmas devastation in Florida really need right now more squirrels.

%$#@*&!

Given the scores of dead across the Caribbean and Florida, countless seaside communities reduced to splinters, millions without power from the Virgin Islands to South Carolina, and a projected cleanup bill of roughly $55 billion, swift local response to the fate of fickle arboreal rodents has clearly been a luxury.

A luxury bordering on treason.

Post-hurricane volunteers going all out
to save fucking squirrels.

This articles author at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has at least some sense of the gravity of the Sciuridae menace, and admirably recounts for readers a small sampling of squirrel terrorist attacks:

An ambulance dispatched to the Sterling Court Gracious Retirement Living facility following a squirrel attack that bloodied elderly Deltona residents in 2016; the squirrel that bit and scratched three people in separate incidents in June at a park in Jacksonville; the squirrel that sparked a high-voltage line, causing a fire that destroyed Sunshine Worship Center near Fort Myers five years ago. A year after that, another squirrel zapped itself on a Tampa power line, darkened 700 homes, and delayed state achievement tests in three neighborhood schools.

Squirrel encounters gone bad are hardly unique to Florida. As far back as 2005, a California study indicated The Golden State loses anyw...

17:48

It Seems China is Shutting Down its Blockchain Economy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Submitted via IRC for SoyCow5743

When the Chinese government announced a ban on initial coin offerings last week, it looked like an attempt to rein in the speculative excesses of the cryptocurrency economy. But now it seems like it might have been the start of something more ambitious: a coordinated campaign to shut down use of cryptocurrency in the Middle Kingdom.

The full extent of the Chinese crackdown isn't clear yet, in part because key decisions have only been communicated privately to Chinese Bitcoin exchanges. But a couple of Bitcoin exchanges have now announced that they are shutting down. And leaked documents suggest that the rest will be required to do so before the end of the month. Chinese users will be given a chance to withdraw their funds before the exchanges shut down.

"BTCChina encourages customers to withdraw their funds as quickly as possible," one of the exchanges wrote in a Friday tweet. "Customers can withdraw their funds whenever they want."

Bitcoin has always been something of an awkward fit for China, which strictly regulates financial markets and limits the flow of funds overseas. Chinese officials have apparently concluded that Bitcoin has become too popular as a way to circumvent those regulations.

Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/09/china-may-be-getting-ready-to-ban-bitcoin/


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17:47

Good Cop Praised After Video Showed Him Kick Surrendering Mans Head Like a Football "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

guiltyAfter a Baltimore cop was found not guilty for kicking surrendering man in the and then spitting on him, he was praised for his "service."

17:46

Sunday Facepalm. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bill OReilly went to Breitbart to opine about us awful lefties and promote his latest book, which I hope will end up remaindered. Bill seems to think that the whole business with confederate statues is tied up with the constitution.

On this mornings edition of Breitbart News Daily, OReilly spoke about his new book about the American Revolution before pivoting to discussing progressive protesters who have recently called for cities and states to remove Confederate monuments in the wake of a violent white supremacist Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

Oh my. So OReilly fancies himself a historian now. That book has to be one gigantic near-fatal eyeroll. Ill have to content myself with imagining the unholy mess it will be, because Ill never read it.

Theres no question in my mind that its the Constitution that they ultimately want to overturn, OReilly said. The statues are just a wayside to get to the Constitution.

They never say it, but thats what it is, OReilly continued. The statues are just symbols, and I said very early on when I saw this controversy in Charlottesville , Hey, its not going to stop with Robert E. Lee or the Confederate generals. This is going to go into the fabric of our country.

Actually, Bill, they dont have anything to do with one another. That said, other countries have never had a problem with updating their versions of constitutions, recognizing that times change and progress marches on in spite of people like yourself. Thats a mark of a healthy society. Instead, in this country, theres an extreme sickness called constitution worship, which makes it damn near impossible to update the worn out, fucked up document at all. Any healthy society would look at it and say yes, its time for changes, lets get that re-write done. I dont have the least bit of trouble envisioning those who wrote it going back over the years, and deciding it was time for a change. I doubt they thought anyone would be stupid enough to preserve it for hundreds of years. And yet, here we are, with a most outdated document, which politicians ignore and constantly sidestep, unless someone they dont like is doing the same, then they scream about their constitution love. Right now, theres...

17:44

Perspective: Food for thought. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I, like many other Igbos have stood on the side lines for far too long, wishing this Biafran breeze fizzles More

17:42

Chelsea Manning and Harvard -- Let's Talk About Disgrace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chelsea Manning, on the other hand, made classified revelations in the public interest. She is the definition of a whistleblower -- she brought to light evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, illegality, and threats to public health or public safety. Harvard made a big mistake. It wasn't just to disinvite Chelsea Manning. It was to hire the likes of Mike Morell in the first place.

17:40

Venezuela Is the Next Vietnam- VZ Oil Companies Align with China-Intervention Co "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Venezuela Is the Next Vietnam- VZ Oil Companies Align with China-Intervention Co by Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show What are the odds that the Federal Reserve is going to allow Venezeulas oil companies to align with Chinas paper...

The post Venezuela Is the Next Vietnam- VZ Oil Companies Align with China-Intervention Co appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:39

Russian military observed no fighting between ISIS and SDF north of Deir Ezzor in the last days "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - The Russians have "double downed" on the US claims of its SDF proxy forces, fighting outside of Kurdish territory, being bombed by Russian planes while they were in the company of their US advisers.

17:39

Workout gone wrong: Man gets penis trapped in dumbbell while pumping iron "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One man's workout went bizarrely and alarmingly wrong when he somehow wound up getting his penis caught in a gym weight. The unnamed man became trapped in the 2.5kg iron plate on Friday morning in the German city of Worms. With the weight still attached to his manhood, he somehow managed to get himself to a local hospital. However, it appears the medical center did not have the appropriate tools to assist, and instead turned to a fire department's grinder and hydraulic cutter to release the patient.

17:35

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 17, 2017 (Maps, Analysis) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 17, 2017 (Maps, Analysis)

Russian servicemen

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG), Hezbollah and their allies are consolidating their gains in the Deir Ezzor countryside, on the western bank of the Euphrates River.

On Sunday, pro-government forces fully secured the areas of Jafrah, Ayyash, Tal Kuriya on the both northwestern and southeastern flanks of Deir Ezzor city. With these gains, the SAA and the SRG fully encircled ISIS units inside Deir Ezzor city on the western bank.

Furthermore, the SAA and its allies continued their advance against ISIS in the both directions and seized additional positions near Jafrah and Ayyash. ISIS counter-attacks were repelled.

Overview Of Battle For Deir Ezzor On September 17, 2017 (Maps, Analysis)

Click to see full-size map

A fighting was also reported inside Deir Ezzor on the frontline between government forces and ISIS units. However, no gains were made by the both sides.

Control over Jafrah also opens an additional opportunity to advance on the ISIS-held Sakr island. If the SAA and its allies choose this way, the island could be turned in a useful foothold for further operations on the other bank of the Euphrates.

17:35

A Lebanese Journalists Journey to North Korea Leave These People in Peace "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


At Pyongyang zoo, August 2017.  (Photo: Eva Bartlett)

Sabah Ayoub
Translation supplied by Jane Stillwater

Months before my trip, I learned by chance that a soccer match would be bringing the Lebanese national football team to play the Korean team in Pyongyang, so I applied to accompany the team. No kidding! was the first reaction of my colleagues, who admitted that no one even thinks of escorting the sports teams there.

Why are you in Pyongyang anyway? is a question Ive been asked constantly both before and during my five-day visit to the Korean capital, and before even reaching it.  Do you know that you will not be able to talk to anyone on the street over there? You do know that you wont be able to write a political article when you get back, right? And after this trip, you will not be able to get any visa to any other country! They will take away your books, pens, camera and phone.

It was a tiring journey and after long travel, we got to Beijing and from there to Pyongyang via Korean Airlines. The elegant flight attendants smiled, but nothing reduced our tension, enthusiasm and adrenaline as we entered Pyongyang airport, which was empty of any other passengers. The inspection was precise, automatic and manual, the security men and women checked our faces carefully.

One of the security personnel at the entry window smiled and stamped my passport, giving me permission to enter. No one searched my larger suitcase, and the security men did not open my carry-on bag. They asked me very gently to hand over my phone and the camera. After a few seconds, they returned them to me without any question, request or condition.

Tension gradually disappeared and the view of green fields along the road leading to the city helped to calm minds and souls. We entered Pyongyang at sunset. Workers and staff returning from their jobs, walking and biking, w...

17:33

Benjamin Lay A Dwarf Who Challenged The Big Issues "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Natasha Frost for Atlas Obscura. During his life and after his death, many people, Rediker says, thought of Benjamin Lay as deranged. [Historians] thought he was not sane, and this was a very effective way of putting him at the margins. Ableism, too, seems to have factored in this general unwillingness to take him seriously. But some of those in the abolitionist movement did feel the need to celebrate this Quaker comet, as he came to be known. Benjamin Rush, one of his earliest biographers, said Lay was known to virtually everyone in Pennsylvania; his curious portrait was said to hang in many Philadelphia homes. This early abolitionist burned bright, and, despite his exclusion from many abolitionist narratives, refuses to be extinguished from history.

17:32

Major Disinformation Trend In 2017: Fascists Were The Good Guys? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Major Disinformation Trend In 2017: Fascists Were The Good Guys? (VIDEO) | fascism-article | Multimedia Propaganda Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

Years ago in 2012, I published a thorough examination of disinformation tactics used by globalist institutions as well as government and political outfits to manipulate the public and undermine legitimate analysts working to expose particular truths of our social and economic conditions. If you have not read this article, titled Disinformation: How It Works, I highly recommend you do so now. It will act as a solid foundation for what I am about to discuss in this article. Without a basic understanding of how lies are utilized, you will be in no position to grasp the complexities of disinformation trends being implemented today.

Much of what I am about to discuss will probably not become apparent for much of the mainstream and portions of the liberty movement for many years to come. Sadly, the biggest lies are often the hardest to see until time and distance are achieved.

If you want to be able to predict geopolitical and economic trends with any accuracy, you must first accept a couple of hard realities. First and foremost, the majority of cultural shifts and fiscal developments within our system are a product of social engineering by an organized collective of power elites. Second, you must understand that this collective is driven by the ideology of globalism the pursuit of total centralization of financial and political control into the hands of a select few deemed as superior concertmasters or maestros. As globalist insider, CFR member and mentor to Bill Clinton, Carroll Quigley, openly admitted in his book Tragedy And Hope:

The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank...

17:32

Anticlimax "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Mother of All Rallies took place in Washington DC yesterday. It was supposed to be a loud, proud, strong pro-Trump rally. It was a bust. About 500 people showed up.

Meanwhile, at the same time and also on the mall, fans of the Insane Clown Posse demonstrated. About 1500 of them showed up. They were there to defend their civil rights.

Gill and every other speaker at the Juggalo rally preached inclusivity with a passion that speakers at the pro-Trump rally reserved for subjects liker border security.

We dont care if youre black, white, Hispanic, straight, gay, trans, fat as fuck or skinny as a broom stick, Gill said, adding everyone is welcome to be or support Juggalos.

I cant believe that today Im sitting here admiring the righteousness of Juggalos, but I am. And its not just because Im laughing at the Trumpkins.

Scott Adams: Hillary Clinton Lost Because @realDonaldTrump Is Funny As Hell "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dilbert creator Scott Adams says President Donald Trump won the 2016 election in part because hes funny as hell compared to excuse-making Hillary Clinton. Early Sunday morning, Trump retweeted a GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that knocks Clinton into her plane. Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, []

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17:31

Young Gaza musicians break the Israeli siege by accident "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Heres a kind of a sunshine story which is really a stroke of luck, and no thanks to Israel.

Yesterday, Nigel Wilson reported in Al Jazeera that the two Gazan musicians, violinist Sofiya Radwan and trumpetist Raslan Ashour (both 16), managed to complete a tour with the Palestinian Youth Orchestra, and perform in the West Bank, although they were originally barred from entering the West Bank by Israel (and told that they could only participate in the Jordanian leg of the tour).  

As I had reported about this case last month, in an article titled Israels siege on Palestinian music, this case went all the way up to the Supreme Court (thanks to the Israeli NGO Gisha Legal Center for Freedom of Movement), as the Israeli military government first refused to allow the two to participate at all. Amira Hass noted it in her coverage of the case (8th of August) how the Israeli decision was produced by a cohort of officials, consisting of control addicts enamored of their power, sitting in the offices in the Defense Ministry compound in Tel Aviv: 

This cohort decided that letting a trumpeter and violinist, both 16, to leave the Gaza Strip does not meet the criteria that were handed down on Mount Sinai excuse me, that were drawn up by COGAT [Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories] because thus the Lord commanded: No Gazans are allowed to leave. 

But following the petition to the court, in a preliminary response to the petition, the State Prosecutors Office partially revoked the ban, announcing that the two musicians were permitted to go to Jordan but not to Ramallah in the West Bank (God forbid, as Hass added).

The Supreme Court ruled that there were no grounds for the court interfering in the states decision, especially in view of the states extraordinary granting of permission for the musicians to take part in the portion of the tour that was in Jordan, and noted finally:

[M]usical development [] is not necessarily bound by location.

So it was, that Radwan and Ashour were meant to say farewell to their colleagues at the border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank (Allenby Bridge), and go home to Gaza without completing the tour.

But then a miracle happened:

...

17:30

Four American Women Attacked With Acid In Marseille "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But they dont know if its terror related? Because random people throwing acid at Americans is just a part and parcel of the big city? Via Sky News: Four female American tourists have been attacked with acid in the French city of Marseille. The women were sprayed with acid by a 41-year-old woman who has []

17:27

Sunday Talks: Dana Bash -vs- Nikki Haley "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CNN interview with Dana Bash, John Kings ex wife, and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley discussing DPRK, London Bombing, DACA and additional administration policies. Two quick points:  #1] Overall Haley does well.  However, those who watch closely will note Haley continues Continue reading

17:23

Re: Podbeuter podcast fetcher: remote code execution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Solar Designer on Sep 17

This might be the case for some issues and some distros, such as when
having a CVE ID is deemed to indicate the issue is serious or has to be
patched for publicity reasons. It may be that it's easier to ignore an
issue that doesn't yet have a CVE ID, publicity-wise.

While CVE IDs are helpful for tracking, they should not be required, so
if a distro technically can't promptly process issues without CVE IDs (I
am unaware of such...

17:21

Australia: Muslim leaders demand more taxpayer cash to fight extremist recruiters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

But Islamic Council Vice president Adel Salman said parents are crying out for the service and the Islamic community wanted to take ownership of the issue. To achieve the best outcomes it should be a community-led response, not a police or justice response.' If Adel Salman were sincere and consistent in this, he wouldnt want []

17:20

Adults in the Room: The Sordid Tale of Greece's Battle Against Austerity and the Troika "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is no reason to question Varoufakis' commitment. He left a comfortable life as an academic in Austin, Texas, to take up what he certainly knew to be an incredibly difficult job as Greece's finance minister in the middle of a financial crisis. The newly elected populist government was despised by most of the business and political establishment in Greece and across Europe.

17:15

Kiribati joined, eight countries will bring West Papua issue in UNGA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://tabloidjubi.com/artikel-9679-kiribati-bergabung-delapan-negara-akan-bawa-isu-west-papua-di-unga.html

Minggu, 17 September 2017 05:58
Kiribati joined, eight countries will bring West Papua issue in UNGA

Papua No. 1 News Portal I Jubi,

Vanuatu Parliamentary Secretary for Prime Minister Johny Koanapo (left) with Jubi journalist Victor Mambor after an interview at UNHRC, Geneva in February 2017 Doc. Jubi
Jayapura, Jubi Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai admitted that although the Pacific Leaders Forum (PIF) in Samoa last week discussed West Papua as an agenda item, some PIF members considered West Papua a sensitive issue and did not want the forum to make a decision.

However, Salwai, who leads the West Papua lobby during the PIF, also acknowledged support for the West Papua issue continues to grow.
"If last year seven countries, including Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, are currently the eight countries that joined the Paciifc Islands Coalition for West Papua (PICWP)," Salwai told the Daily Post last week.

These eight countries will bring the West Papua issue before the United Nations General Assembly session that will begin next week in New York, USA.

"So far, Vanuatu has continued to commit itself to pioneering the West Papua problem, through government, civil society and churches and this year we are bringing this issue to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) forum," Salwai continued.

Vanuatu Parliamentary Secretary for the Prime Ministers Office, Johny Koanapo, told Jubi via e-mail Sunday that the efforts of Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in the Pacific have shown significant progress. If previously, the West Papua issue is just a bilateral issue and a regional issue in Melanesia, now West Papuas advocacy has spread far and wide in the Pacific.

"The West Papua issue has passed the Melanesian Spearhead Groups where we have different opinions on how to deal with the West Papua issue. But this problem has moved beyond the jurisdiction of MSG, "he said.

Not only the Vanuatu government and the Solomon Islands government, Koanapo continued, currently other countries in Micronesia and Polynesia have joined the PICWP established since a year ago.

"Kiribati is a country that joins in 2017 after seven other countries, namely Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu and Tonga established PICWP," Koanapo said.

Widespread issue of West Papua in the Pacific is certainly demanding more jobs for Vanuatu who...

17:15

Unburying some Secrets: Peter Godfrey-Smiths evolution of consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is a guest post by Joshua Stein, a doctoral student at the University of Calgary and @thephilosotroll on Twitter.

Peter Godfrey-Smiths Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness is, like its subject, a strange animal. It is accessible to a broad and general audience; it also deals with a lot of technical literature in comparative psychology and philosophy of mind. I think the book can be deeply enjoyable for a broad lay-audience, but it is even better with a little bit of background and explanation of where Godfrey-Smith fits into the literature and what hes saying about consciousness. I want to provide some of that background, to illustrate why this book is so interesting and show some colleagues in philosophy and psychology why the book should be regarded as a philosophical success.

There are some things about mind and consciousness that Godfrey-Smith takes for granted. The first is that we can study and discuss consciousness as an empirical issue. Most folks are probably familiar with the claim that we cant study consciousness for some reason or other. The claim comes up an awful lot, even in some philosophical literature. (The most noteworthy advocate is the disgraced Colin McGinn.) I wont get into the objections to this position, but it is basically set aside by most philosophers.

There are two approaches to evaluating minds; one is to look directly at the nervous system and extrapolate about how it works from the internal mechanisms, while the other is to look at how the organism behaves in the environment. Theres a long history around these two approaches, often regarded as in tension; it is increasingly common, though, to use both methods in order to a build a more satisfying theory. Godfrey-Smith uses both throughout the book: hell often discuss the ways he sees octopuses behave, and then shift to talking about mechanisms in the central and peripheral nervous system.

Godfrey-Smith uses the book as an opportunity to offer a rich, and technically sound, story about consciousness. There are two features that he discusses at length in the book, returning to them over and over, and these two features are pretty prominent in modern theories of consciousness. The first is that consciousness involves the integration of different sorts of sensory information (pp. 88-90); the second is that consciousness involves the temporal ordering of events (91-92), and allows those orderings to be made available in action.

Godfrey-Smith writes. I see consciousness as a mixed-up and over-used but useful term for forms of subjective experience that are unified and coherent in various ways. (97) Unlike....

17:15

Solutions: Stop Using YouTube (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Solutions: Stop Using YouTube Video Corbett Report Every year come 9/11 I see my 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory video making the rounds again. But this year something marvelous happened. I was able to point people to my BitChute.com mirror...

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17:15

Pools of blood mixed with embalming fluid leaks onto street outside Louisiana funeral home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a scene reminiscent of a horror film, pools of blood have been photographed on the road outside a funeral home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The photos were taken by a viewer of local TV station WBRZ on Thursday afternoon. The station reports that the blood was mixed with formaldehyde, a chemical used in the embalming process. It was leaking from a valve and flowing down to the road. The grisly mixture came from a leaking storage tank at Greenoaks Funeral Home. The funeral home declined to comment when contacted by RT.com.

17:14

The US leads the world in high college tuition fees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to a new report, OECD countries have different approaches and methods when it comes to covering the cost of a university education. While public institutions in many countries charge hefty tuition fees, around a third of OECD countries do not charge any fee at bachelor or equivalent level. The OECD's latest Education at a Glance report names the United States as having the highest average annual tuition fees of any country worldwide at $8,200 a year in public institutions at bachelor level. As expensive as that may seem, most students do benefit from financial support in the form of loans and scholarships while costs are nearly two and a half times as high in independent private institutions.

17:11

Israeli government to celebrate 50 years of return to Judea and Samaria for eternity at a settlement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Settlements

Israel to mark 50 years to return to historical lands with state ceremony
Ynet 17 Sept by Itamar Eichner Israel will hold a large-scale event in late September to mark 50 years to the return to the historical lands of Judea and Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. The hasbara center, led by Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, will organize the event, which will be held in Gush Etzion on September 27. It will feature stories about the lands and the Jewish communities established there alongside videos telling the historical, cultural and human story of these lands, along with pyrotechnics. The state ceremony will be attended by Israels top officials, including the president, the prime minister, ministers, members of Knesset, judges, IDF General Staff members, regional council leaders and more. All in all, some 4,000 guests will be in attendance To the different forces in the world and in Israel trying to undermine the Jewish peoples connection to its country, we say you wont succeed, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev said. Fifty years ago, we returned to Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the Golan. We returned home to our ancestral lands, and we are here to stay for all of eternity. Our belonging to these lands should be above political or diplomatic dispute, she continued.
https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5017663,00.html

Bedouin in unauthorized West Bank village urged to relocate, warned of evictions
Haaretz 17 Sept by Yotam Berger The Civil Administration this week warned the residents of the unauthorized Bedouin village of Khan al-Amar, whose structures have no building permits, that they could expect to be removed shortly. Civil Administration employees came to the village on Wednesday and urged the residents to evacuate to an alternative site at Jabal. The residents refuse to move to that location, saying it isnt suited to their needs. Khan al-Amar, located near Maaleh Adumim, has become a symbol of the Bedouin settlement in the region against which Israel is battling. The Bedouin around Maaleh Adumim live in areas that Israel considers strategic for building and expanding settlements and establishing a territorial link between Maaleh Adumim and Jerusalem. The government has long expressed its desire to evacuate Khan al-Amar, but has delayed doing so for fear of international criticism. Around 150 people live in Khan al-Amar in tempor...

17:10

Newsbud Exclusive- Attorney General Sessions Demands a Permanent Surveillance State. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Donald Trumps Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sent a letter on September 7 to the leaders of the House and Senate demanding Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) be made permanent. The act faces a sunset provision later this year. Under Section 702, the government is allowed to circumvent the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution and obtain general warrants issued by the secret FISA court. Proceedings before the FISA court are ex partein other words, the government is the only party presentand non-adversarial.

According to senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall, the federal government relies on "secret legal interpretations" to claim all-encompassing surveillance powers. The secret court permits interception of electronic communications of unidentified targets anywhere in the United States. Moreover, there are no real limits on how the government uses, retains, or disseminates the information that it collects. This means the government can create huge databases that contain information about U.S. persons obtained without warrants and then search these databases at a later point, the American Civil Liberties Union notes.

Sessions and Coats argue the law is limited to the collection of vital information about international terrorists, cyber actors, individuals and entities engaged in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other important foreign intelligence targets located outside the United States.

In fact, the government has used the law to surveil political activists in the United States, activists that have nothing to do with terrorism or weapons of mass destruction. [READ MORE]

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17:09

Assad exposed a flaw in US foreign policy the media refuses to mention "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated: "Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; and consequently the natural reaction for many people is that, if the problem lies in one individual, that individual should not be more important than the entire homeland. So let that individual go and things will be alright. That's how they oversimplify things in the West." [emphasis added] He continued: "Notice what happened in the Western media since the coup in Ukraine. What happened? President Putin was transformed from a friend of the West to a foe and, yet again, he was characterized as a tsar...This is Western propaganda. They say that if the president went things will get better." [emphasis added] Putting aside Assad's vast and extensive list of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Assad highlighted one of the major flaws in Western thinking regarding America's hostile policies toward a number of independent states. Comment: Assad and his government are not guilty of "extensive" war crimes. The author has bought into the lies propagated by the same mainstream media he decries. U.S. and the terrorists it supports are committing war crimes in Syria, not Russia or the Syrian governmentAmerica Doesn't Want You to Know the Truth about "War Crimes" in SyriaAmnesty fake report 'Human Slaughterhouse' invents Assad war crimes to undermine Syria peace talks

17:09

Ex-CIA Head Proposed Law That Would Make Reading Leaked Material A Crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Emma Best of Muckrock
     "Well know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.
     - William Casey, 13th CIA Director   
Just months before the governments first successful use of the Espionage Act against someone for leaking to the media, a declassified report written by then-CIA Director William Casey argued that just such an act would be irresponsible.
In the ...

17:08

Sunday Morning Live "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



In other Sunday morning-related news, Sunday Morning Live had a very odd discussion on the question, 'Is religion dying out in Britain?' It was odd because there were 5 religious people on the panel (or on the video screen) who think it isn't and just one humanist who thinks it is. 

You can usually tell who's putting the 'unpopular' view on a BBC programme like this though, even when the panels are balanced. They tend to get challenged more by the presenter. Here the chap who thinks drinking alcohol is far less harmful than some people claim found himself on the receiving end of Sean Fletcher's sharpest challenges and, later, Kathy Gyngell of The Conservative Woman got the full interruption treatment from young Sean for espousing socially conservative views on the family. She also endured Sean telling her that people on Twitter will be thinking, "You are from another era", as they heard her views. (Charming!)

17:04

There Is No Normality Only Different Shades And Depths Of Existence And Experience "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It all boils down to character and personality,
coloured and flavoured by lessons learnt or ignored,
along Lifes strange, crooked pathways.
You evolve or stagnate, flow or rupture,
all is Change and Change is everything!
No one remains the same longer than an Action,
unless stubbornly repeating unhelpful cycles.
That Stingy Nettle stung, that Fire burnt,
the Liar lied and the Player played you
now, off you go, better and stronger than before,
armed with the power of knowledge and experience.
I like my Scars they show that I have lived
and not shied away from anything.
Nothing is ever Carved In Stone except Birth and Death,
all in between is mere chance, opportunity and gamble.
The clever man points judging fingers inwards
but, only for constructive reasons.
Negativity, depression, insecurity and grief
are not ABSOLUTES to be endured
but, unpleasant trials to be fought your way through.

17:03

The Final Conclusion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If lost was a place
and heaven was found
would you be willing
to be paradise bound?

With blind expectations
we continue to search
truth always evasive
leaving us in the lurch

Words hidden in hours
phrases lost in days
as life pushes forward
time dissolves in the haze

With so many questions
few answers have we
in the final conclusion
we just wait and see

17:03

Male Transgender Activist Assaults 60-Year-Old Woman At Gender Debate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Disruption is not debate. Via Daily Caller: On Wednesday evening, a group of mothers in London drew protest from transgender activists when they held an event on women speaking about what it means to be a woman. During the event, which was disrupted, a transgender activist assaulted a 60-year-old woman. British woman Maria MacLachlan was []

17:03

On Lexington "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trading Lexington
Once for Mott
Trading the city
For what its not
Trodding mornings
To the lake
Do not a handsome
athlete make
Gurgling coffee
In the corner
Sleep disrupted
Peace obstructed
Finally caffein
Turned to ink
Trading places
For space to think.

17:02

Trump Posts Disgusting Video Of Himself Viciously Assaulting Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is beyond unpresidential.

During a narcissistic tweetstorm on Sunday morning. Donald Trump retweeted a video featuring him driving a golf ball into Hillary Clintons back. The ball knocks her down as she boards a plane. The person who shared the meme captioned it Trumps amazing golf swing and referred to Hillary with the nickname Crooked Hillary that Trump often calls her.

Trump literally just retweeted a video of himself committing violence against a woman. Purposely hitting someone with a golf ball is assault, and this video appears to be a threat.

This is not something a so-called American president should be tweeting.

But Trump did it anyway and the backlash was swift and brutal.

17:02

The Other Side of the Coin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Some people want to read
about the Holy Spirit;
others would rather God
never be mentioned.

Some people want to see
the inner workings of crystalline visions;
others just close their eyes
to attempt escape.

Some people want to bleed
their hearts and souls upon the page;
others spend entire lives
running from pain.

Some people want to seethe
openly to release their anger;
others always hold hatred in
until they explode.

Some people want to breathe
the purest air of meditation;
others couldnt calm their nerves
if they were paid.

Some people want to clean
all their sins away in absolution;
others just keep repeating
the same mistakes.

17:02

world politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

pseudo-sincerity
flows from their pores
as they invoke their deitys name
natural disasters
terrorism
war
famine
and other evils
are their favorite subjects for invocations

while
corruption
poverty
injustice
exploitation
neglect
abuse
adultery
etc.
remain whispers in poorly illuminated halls of justice

17:02

Oh, Boris! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Andrew Marr certainly got himself a headline-making scoop this morning, getting Amber Rudd to agree that Boris was behaving like a "back seat driver", as well as getting her to talk about him as if he was an overexcited child, or dog. ("Aww, Andrew, he's soooo full of enthusiasm and energy, bless him! And he can be reeeally entertaining too!", she almost said - several times). 

Boris was certainly the main story this morning for AM's programme. Andrew's introduction began as follows:
It's strangely easy to forget, but as a country we are under attack. The Parson's Green bomb was the fifth terrorist attack this year and the police say they have foiled another half a dozen serious plots. You'd think that would dominate today's front pages - but no, Boris Johnson has lobbed a verbal firework into the Brexit debate and snaffled the headlines. Oh, Boris! 
Well oddly, today's front pages, contrary to what Andrew said, were actually dominated by the Parson's Green terrorist attack. The Observer, the Sunday Express, the Daily Star on Sunday and the Sunday Mirror led with it. The Sunday Times led with tuition fees, not Boris, but actually put the Parson's Green story first on their front page. The Sun on Sunday and the Sunday People went with their own stories. Boris only led the Sunday Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday. Oh, Andrew!

17:02

To the World Trade Center Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Where should I take my body?
Now that the Moment has come.
Should I take it to the flames?
Or to be crushed by falling walls?
Or should I fly
For just a few seconds in this heavy life,
And hope the godless wind
Sets me gently down
On the rivers ever-rolling waves.

17:02

The Hurricane in Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pictures of the hurricane
wash across a television screen
with a diagram revolving
in one corner
showing red and yellow
energy like anger
that doesnt care which way it goes.
A news anchors voice

is audible from the porch at a house
in dry country, whose monsoon
season is fading to a final
rumble from across
the mountains to the south
as hummingbirds around
suspended glass feeders
are constantly in motion. The Rufous

are pausing from migration
and the Broad-billed preparing for theirs.
While they anticipate
the flight and water
has its way with Florida
the hills close by
dont know the plans
to strip and drill into them, using
a billion gallons in a year

of prying silver from darkness
beneath the summer swallows,
oak trees and mesquite
that survive on seventeen inches
of annual rain. A six foot
storm surge is making easy work
of the Keys, weaving power lines
into a tangle, and taking trees at will.
The forecast is for
more destruction as the eye
steers north; buildings swept aside;

diesel in the air when
a column of trucks carries off the daily
waste on the once quiet roads; poison
in the water, and a monumental appetite
for minerals. In their brightly
colored anoraks, reporters
sway on their feet

and describe what water
is doing right now. The view
across the valley here
is almost lush in its September glow
and the streams that run there
are clean. We say
still clean, as everything is still
what it has been
for life above ground, for the Violet-crowned

hummingbird suspended
from the sky
like a drop of bright moisture
with wings.

17:02

Will Las Vegas be an Amsterdam on steroids? Door opens for pot lounges "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What happens in Vegas will still stay in Vegas but perhaps no longer behind closed doors, at least when it comes to pot.

Earlier this week, Nevadas Legislative Counsel Bureau gave the green light for marijuana to be permitted in public places, as long as patrons are of legal age. Citing a lack of state law, the bureau said cities and counties could create their own ordinances governing marijuana consumption in businesses.

Pro-marijuana advocates hailed it as a logical next step for the state, which was the most recent to legalize recreational weed. Nevada started allowing adults 21 and older to buy it on July 1, but like the other four states where its legal, restricts its use to private residences.

Via NBC News


Featured Image: Tracy Hunter/Flickr

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17:02

After Irma "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I want to help
Rain suffuses my perspective
I am caught where I am
Gazing at you
Whom I do not know but recognize
Battered and indifferent
Fluttered like an absent twig
In Martian weather

All you see is empty sky
And a road so covered with debris
You dont know where to begin
Or how to move forward

I am lucky to see things
Have them still

So I will help you
Clear paths
Create shelters
Stay warm
Until the storm calms
If it ever calms

We will be strangers together.

17:02

How Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh Got the Scar on His Nose "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Indian Air Force, then less than 10 years old, was in the process of helping the British Royal Air Force in suppressing the Pashtuns

Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh. Credit: Doordarshan/Twitter

Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh. Credit: Doordarshan/Twitter

Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh passed away on September 16, 2017 at the age of 98. Singh was the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal in the Army.

The following excerpt from Raghu Karnads Farthest Field documents an incident from the Second World War when Singh was a flying officer. The Indian Air Force, then less than ten years old, was in the process of helping the British Royal Air Force in suppressing the Pashtuns.

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17:01

The Creed of Ryan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With peacock pride Speaker Ryan reminisces,
Recalling memories of fellow keggers pissing,
Standing at urinals, dispelling their brews.
Back in the stalls some not holding their booze.

Trashing lessers who feed at public troughs,
His own entitlements not of the very same cloth,
The tax breaks and tuition he got at the time,
His later plans removed for those in their prime.

Most of us remember our moonlight reflections,
Sharing with others our romantic dejections,
Our cramming, then taking the bothersome tests,
They often were occasions for weekend fests.

We were mostly thankful and supporting of others,
Celebrating mutual triumphs and their daily bothers,
We had no thoughts or plans of taking away,
The futures of others who seek fair play.

Selfish frats, pledges weve always known,
Who feel theyre entitled like selfish gnomes,
They revel in the failure of lesser beings,
Seeming to praise while they plot their sting.

Paul rose to Speaker of the lower body,
Pushing legislation best known as shoddy,
Growing body muscles in a furnished gym,
While his reasoning and heart are very thin.

Always seeing self as the grand achiever,
While cutting social programs with a cleaver,
Seduced by the rich and licking their favor,
But treating others like a plantation slaver.

He follows the gospel made for corporate lust,
While taking tax money for rich mans trusts,
He justified his actions with the brew of Rand,
A merciless script that wastes public land.

Abandoning sacred doctrine like dental floss,
He gives policy a twist of his Catholic cross,
Greed is good and selfless is bad,
This corporate creed is ironclad.

17:01

Young Lovers in the Park "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The velvety lawn is lush and green,
free of crabgrass, dandelions or weeds.
Warning! announces a yellow sign.
Lawn has been sprayed with Atrazine.
A young couple sprawling on the grass
clad in tee shirts and cutoff jeans
gaze into one anothers eyes,
whispering sweet nothings,
smiling, blowing kisses, laughing.
Their heads move close together,
then closer, their lips touch.
I half expect to hear romantic music
soft piano, mellow horns, violins
like in love scenes in the movies,
but that pounding in my ears
is not the sound of drumbeats.
Its the thumping of my heart
as I suppress my urge to interrupt
their kisses and warn them of the danger.
The lawn is lethal, I want to tell them.
Atrazine turns male frogs into females!
It is linked to sterility, birth defects
and cancer! It is banned in Europe!
How badly I want to blurt it out,
but, alas, I am unable to do so.
Both decency and decorum forbid
intrusions, especially by strangers,
into the private moments of lovers
even when they occur in a public park
on a verdant, meticulously manicured lawn
that has been befouled by atrazine.

17:00

Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



The doors of Morecambe's Midland Hotel swing open to welcome you to another Open Thread. Please come inside and partake of a cocktail in the rotunda.

17:00

Violette. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Violette (Violet). J.J. Grandville, Les fleurs animes. This is the last! Tomorrow begins William T. Horton.

17:00

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue Paul Driessen President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas and policies to Washington. Now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue are doing exactly that in a critically important area: forest management and conflagration prevention. Their actions

16:59

Jokes on Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


(Mostly garnered from this amusing corny Twitter feed. One I heard a few times on my holiday in Spain. Can you guess which one?)

  • Took the shell off my racing snail. Thought it might speed him up. If anything, it made him more sluggish.
  • My wife accused me of being a transvestite. So I packed her things and left.
  • Have YOU had to walk 500 miles? Were you advised to walk 500 more? You could be entitled to compensation. Call the Pro Claimers now!
  • A Muslim strip club in Benidorm. The Muslim stripper comes out. The crowd gets rowdy. Suddenly someone cries out, 'Come on love, show us your face!'. And then the chant goes up, 'Get your nose out for the lads!'
  • I went to the doctors with hearing problems. He said, "Can you describe the symptoms?" I said, "Homer's a fat bloke and Marge has blue hair".
  • My wife told me women are better at multitasking than men. So I told her to sit down and shut up. Guess what? She couldn't do either!

And the biggest joke of all...

  • If you don't have a TV licence, you could get sent to prison...where you can watch TV all day, without needing a licence.

16:59

Washington Continues Transforming Afghanistan into Massive Graveyard "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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On August 31, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis signed an order to deploy additional US troops in Afghanistan. He noted that this decision was made in accordance with the overall strategy in South Asia that was approved by US President Donald Trump. This means that the number of American soldiers dispatched in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will reach a total of 14,500.

It should be noted that even though Washington unleashed armed aggression against Afghanistan back in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism, today Americans appear indifferent to Islamic State (ISIS) militants operating there, and have focused almost solely on fighting the Taliban. However, unlike the Taliban, the sole goal of which is to regain control over their country by pushing US troops out, ISIS militants have repeatedly stated their intention is to expand their area of operations across the whole of Central Asia, which presents a major to challenge to regional players as well as Russia and China. It is no coincidence that Moscow and Beijing have recently stepped up their diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan in a bid to prevent these radicals from infiltrating their borders.

Britain, in spite of bitter resistance from the Labor Party, is going to increase its military efforts in Afghanistan as well, although London has a disastrous track record of operations in this Central Asian state. British Minister of Defense Michael Fallon was delighted to hear the recent announcement by the Pentagon on Afghanistan. In a bid not to lag behind, the UK government was quick to announces its intentions to deploy special forces from the 22nd SAS regiment in Afghanistan to strengthen the 500 men strong task force operating in this country. Those elite forces are believed to be engaged in covert missions on the ground. However, Afghanistan is not the only state where those forces will be operating, since Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia are also on the list.

As representatives of the British military intelligence told the Sunday Times in late August, the Taliban has allegedly recreated underground ce...

16:55

'Gigantic mob' of agitated bees attack in Monterey Park, California, six people hospitalized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Six people were hospitalized after a swarm of bees attacked people on the outskirts of Los Angeles on Saturday, forcing authorities to cordon off the area. Firefighters were called to the incident shortly before 5pm on Saturday following reports that people were being stung by bees in the parking lot of a grocery store in Monterey Park, a city in the suburbs of LA. Local news outlet KTLA reports that the attack started after a wild beehive in the lot was disturbed. The chief of the city's fire department, Mark Khial, told the news outlet that two women were "completely covered" by the insects.

'Gigantic mob' of agitated bees hospitalize six people in Monterey Park, California "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Six people were hospitalized after a swarm of bees attacked people on the outskirts of Los Angeles on Saturday, forcing authorities to cordon off the area. Firefighters were called to the incident shortly before 5pm on Saturday following reports that people were being stung by bees in the parking lot of a grocery store in Monterey Park, a city in the suburbs of LA. Local news outlet KTLA reports that the attack started after a wild beehive in the lot was disturbed. The chief of the city's fire department, Mark Khial, told the news outlet that two women were "completely covered" by the insects.

16:50

The Miracle Drink That Should Be In Every Pantry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Miracle Drink That Should Be In Every Pantry by Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, were going to cover some interesting information pertaining to Green Tea, and some reasons why you should make it a part...

The post The Miracle Drink That Should Be In Every Pantry appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:50

Three Cumberland County Corrections Officers Charged for Roles in Jail Suicides "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BRIDGETON Three Cumberland County corrections officers are facing criminal charges in connection with two different suicide deaths that happened at the Cumberland County Jail in 2017. A grand jury

The post Three Cumberland County Corrections Officers Charged for Roles in Jail Suicides appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:49

Africas ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Africa (Conversation) Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial. A difficult question to a lofty ideal. Making leaders accountable for national endeavours affecting the environment is a good start.

In 2016, the 2003 Revised African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, otherwise known as the Maputo Convention, came into force. This is a document exclusively adopted for the African continent.

Why has it taken 13 years to enter into force? The most obvious reason is that it contains strong provisions that could create accountability and also slow down social and economic development.

Much needed change

During colonial rule, Africa had two regional conventions geared towards conservation. The first was established in 1900 and was called the Convention on the Preservation of Wild Animals, Birds, and Fish in Africa. This was practical and looked at controlling wildlife harvesting at the time. But signatories did not ratify it and it never came into force.

A second attempt was the Convention Relative to the Preservation of Fauna and Flora in their Natural State. This Convention entered into force in 1936. As the name indicates, plant based resources was included here. Akin to the first convention, the use of animals and plants by people was a primary concern.

After decolonisation and independence a new conservation document was needed, one that looks after the needs of the people. This resulted in the above 1936 Convention being revised with the help of UNESCO and other bodies. It also resulted in the 1968 African Convention of the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, or Algiers Convention. Even though this convention was lauded it did not have enough teeth to enforce what was in the Convention.

As a result various attempts were made to revise it. Eventually, in 2003, the Maputo Convention was adopted. It is the first revision of A...

16:49

House goes to court in bipartisan effort to thwart FOIA request for records of health care negotiations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An effort to fight a FOIA lawsuit for proposals on health care reform wins bipartisan backing. The House of Representatives is taking legal action to make sure that federal agencies don't release congressional records to the public through the Freedom of Information Act. The move, which came Friday evening in a lawsuit demanding access to discussions about health care reform between the Trump administration and Congress, threatens to cut off a mechanism liberal watchdog groups were using to gain insight into closed-door negotiations on a variety of policy issues. In legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, House General Counsel Thomas Hungar said the move to protect congressional correspondence was authorized by a House body known as the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group. While the panel of top House leaders has divided in the past on sensitive issues, Hungar wrote that they "voted unanimously to authorize this intervention ... to protect the institutional interests of the House."

16:45

Which is the fastest growing programming language? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Java, JavaScript, C# or Python which is the fastest growing programming language

Stack Overflow has released data on the number of visits to pages with respective tags received. If you arent familiar with it, a tag denotes the category under which a question on Stack Overflow is categorized  with some examples being Java, JavaScript, AngularJS and so on. In the month of June, the number of visit to Python tagged pages has edged past pages tagged under Java and JavaScript which have traditionally held the top spot.

Times changing ?

The method followed by the site can be a genuine indicator of the growth of a programming language considering the website receives 40 million visits on a monthly basis.Java and JavaScript have usually held the top spot by getting the highest number of visitors from developed countries such as the US and UK.

We make the case that Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language, said Stack Overflow data scientist David Robinson.

The popularity of a language depends on a wide range of factors, including education and wealth of the nations. Java usually experiences a surge in traffic during spring and a decline in summer since the language is taught in colleges and universities across the globe. The pattern of Python getting so many visits from developed nations might also be attributed to its use in academic and scientific research which generally form a more significant part of a developed nations economy than a developing nations economy. This co-relation is also made to a certain extent to explain the popularity of R.

However, recent trends have shown that Python might be the fastest growing language even in non-wealthy nations now and is growing faster year-on-year than in more developed countries. Among countries that are not considered to be wealthy, Python ranks 8th. The Python Software Foundation believes that Python is popular because of its versatility, which is also why it is used in system operations, scientific modelling, etc.

Robinson feels that the traffic towards Python will eventually increase while that towards Java and JavaScript will remain the same. Python is an unusual case for being both one of the most visited tags on Stack Overflow and one of the fastest-growing ones. Incidentally, it is also accelerating. Its year-over-year growth has become faster each year since 2013, writes Robinson.

Microsofts TypeScript, Apples Swift, Rust, and the Google-developed Go complete the list of other language that are considered to be growing fast, although none of....

16:44

US Treasury announced sanctions against seven Iranian nationals and other entities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.S. Department of the Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 11 entities and Iranian nationals for malicious cyber-enabled activity.

The U.S. Department of the Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 11 entities and individuals for malicious cyber-enabled activity.

US Dept. of Treasury announced sanctions against 7 Iranian nationals and security firms for malicious cyber-activity against US entities.

The seven Iranians were employed by ITSecTeam (ITSEC) and Mersad Company (MERSAD), both private companies were working for the Iranian government and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

The Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of Irans Armed Forces founded after the Iranian Revolution on 5 May 1979.

The Iranian nationals were indicted by the US Department of Justice in early 2016, the US authorities charged seven Iranian hackers for attacking computer systems at banks and a dam in New York.

Now the Treasurys Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned a total of 11 Iranian entities and individuals for alleged support of hacking activities as well as two Iran-based networks that were involved in a massive distributed denial-of-service attacks that targeted the US financial institutions in 2012.

OFAC designated private Iranian computer security company ITSec Team pursuant to E.O. 13694 for causing a significant disruption to the availability of a computer or network of computers.  Between approximately December 2011 and December 2012, ITSec Team planned and executed distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against at least nine large U.S. financial institutions, including top U.S. banks and U.S. stock exchanges.  During that time, ITSec Team performed work on behalf of the Iranian Government, including the IRGC. states the press release issued by the US Treasury.

OFAC also designated three Iranian nationals for acting for or on behalf of ITSec Team.  Ahmad Fathi was responsible for supervising and coordinating ITSec Teams DDoS attacks against the U.S. financial sector.  Amin Shokohi, a computer hacker who worked for ITSec Team, helped build the botnet that ITSec Team used in its DDoS attacks against U.S. financial institutions.  Hamid Firoozi, a network manager at ITSec Team, procured co...

16:43

The Growing Danger of Dynastic Wealth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maybe Gary Cohn is correct that only morons pay the estate tax. But if he and his boss were smart and they cared about America's future, they'd raise taxes on great wealth. Roosevelt's fear of an American dynasty is more applicable today than ever before.

16:41

My experience in a postmodern PhD program "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

About four years ago, I applied for a PhD program in a top university in a Brazilian city that will remain unnamed. Having spent all my life in the Brazilian educational system, I was very aware how prevalent the so called postmodernist writers were in my country's colleges and universities. People like Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and other French "intellectuals" are virtually worshipped as gods throughout the humanities. Personally, I have always been skeptical of the French intelligentsia, and that was part of the reason why I'd given up graduating in psychology - a field where, to my surprise, postmodernism was endemic. Eventually, I graduated in law, a subject that was comparatively free of the nonsense.

16:40

Three storms currently raging in the Atlantic; one aiming for Irma's path "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three storms are spinning in the Atlantic, with one already a hurricane and another one strengthening and forecast to threaten areas battered by Hurricane Irma last week. Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday in the western Atlantic Ocean and is expected to be a hurricane by late Monday and a major hurricane by Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center says. By Sunday morning, Maria was about 460 miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles. The storm is moving toward the Caribbean at 15 mph, according to the center. "Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria will likely become a hurricane later today," it said.

16:40

American tourists doused with acid at the Saint Charles train station in Marseilles, France, one suspect arrested "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two American tourists are receiving hospital treatment for burns after being attacked by an unknown female at the Saint Charles train station in Marseilles, who hurled acid at the group of four young women. The attack with hydrochloric acid occurred on Sunday shortly after 11am, the La Provence newspaper reported, while the group of four was waiting for their transit to Paris.

16:38

WATCH: Elderly Woman Trampled by Riot Police During Protests, Charged with Interfering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An older woman was trampled by riot police and arrested for "interfering." Activists argue the only crime she committed was being unable to move fast enough

16:38

Monsanto expert claims: Genetically modified ant could replace honey bees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A team of researchers at Monsanto believe they might be on the verge of finding a solution to the mysterious drop in honey-bee populations all over the planet, a threat that endangers the world's food supply as a whole. The $3 million dollar grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has led the team of researchers at Monsanto to develop alternative strategies to "survive" an eventual honey bee Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that has been increasing in the past decade and that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear, a situation that could "dramatically impact the world's food supply", admit experts.

16:38

State Police Investigating After Louisiana State Penitentiary Inmate Fatally Shot by Guard "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Louisiana State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an inmate Friday morning (Sept. 15) at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Authorities said the guard shot and killed the

The post State Police Investigating After Louisiana State Penitentiary Inmate Fatally Shot by Guard appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:37

Hamas to hold free elections as Israel waits to pull the trigger "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Robert Inlakesh Al-Masdar 17/09/2017 Hamas have released in an official statement that they are ready to hold free elections for the first time since 2006 and are going to dissolve their administrative committee. After a series of talks held in Cairo in a bid to start repairing the relationship []

16:32

I DON'T BELIEVE THIS PLASTIC SURGEON WHO SAYS A LOT OF HIS PATIENTS WANT TO LOOK LIKE IVANKA TRUMP "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Post's Page Six claims that women are flocking to a Manhattan plastic surgeon in order to be transformed into the president's favorite daughter.

A New York plastic surgeon says that since the 2016 Republican primaries, he has seen a deluge of patients who want to look like Ivanka Trump.

Dr. Norman Rowe says that since last summer, up to 50 clients have asked him to give them the Ivanka look which he describes as widened cheekbones, a slender nose and large eyes.

It's odd that Dr. Rowe is saying this now, because in March, when Allure asked him to comment on a report that Ivanka surgery is popular in China, he denied seeing a similar trend in his practice:
While there haven't been any recorded reports of Ivanka Trumpinspired cosmetic enhancements Stateside, New York Citybased plastic surgeon Norman Rowe says he's seen a number of clients request procedures to create Westernized-looking features. "I don't see too many patients, including Asian clients, asking for cosmetic procedure to make them appear like a celebrityexcept for patients who want noses like Megan Fox or lips like Khlo Kardashian, for example," Rowe tells Allure. "I do have Asian patients who see me for the creation of Westernized eyelids, though. This is a very popular procedure that is requested."
But now he says Ivankaplasty has been a trend since last summer. Go figure.

Rowe is pretty good at getting his name in the papers. Here he is in the Post talking about women who get plastic surgery before going to Coachella. Here he is telling the local ABC affiliate about one of his specialties, a procedure that gives women enhanced breasts for 24 hours -- he calls them "Instabreasts." If that doesn't suit you, according to...

16:31

Netflix Does it Again: Exposes Extreme Police Corruption on Coerced Confessions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new Netflix original series, The Confession Tapes, is giving the viewing public a stimulating look into the American injustice system.

16:31

The Hidden World of Burning Man The Greatest Party on Earth or an Epicenter of Consciousness? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

September 18th, 2017 By Nanice Ellis Contributing writer for Wake Up World Burning Man: The greatest party on Earth or an epicenter of consciousness? As an experiment in consciousness, 70,000 people from all walks of life gather in the harsh desert and build community from the ground up. For one week each year, Black Rock City []

16:30

Detained illegal alien who jumped off a balcony is paralyzed and now suing the government for lifetime medical care "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Sacramento Bee: A year ago, Luis Alberto Mendez was an able-bodied immigrant from Mexico who worked as a carpenter. He had suffered from depression, but his lawyer said he had gotten the symptoms under control with medication. He was Continue reading

16:27

Trumps Deal Rejection Puts U.S. Policy on Chinese Investment in Focus "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The presidents decision to block a Beijing-backed funds attempt to buy a U.S. chip firm is highlighting a national-security debate in Washington over Chinese money

President Donald Trump rejected last week a Beijing-backed funds attempt to buy Lattice Semiconductor, citing national-security concerns.
President Donald Trump rejected last week a Beijing-backed funds attempt to buy Lattice Semiconductor, citing national-security concerns. PHOTO: THOMAS WHITE/REUTERS
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Sept. 17, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET

President Donald Trumps rejection last week of a Beijing-backed funds attempt to acquire a U.S. semiconductor company was for many in Washington an easy call because it involved a sensitive sector and funding from the Chinese government.

The decision did little, however, to settle a growing debate on Capitol Hill over how the U.S. should approach foreign acquisitions that the government perceives to be less clear cut. At issue is how to balance the need to protect....

16:27

We should choose our friends in the Rohingya versus Burma battles wisely "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It pays to take a close look at the Rohingya and their leadership. The next post comes from an apparently normal, run-of-the-mill young Indonesian woman, Fatimah Az Zahra. She refers to the Rohingya as Mujahideen (the plural for one who is engaged in Jihad). She says, "Mujahideen Rohingya (as heading)...

16:26

Pennsylvania State Trooper Suspended and Charged With Strangling, Assaulting Woman at Derry Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A state trooper has been suspended without pay after his arrest in connection with an alleged violent assault on a woman at his Derry Township home this month. Chad Douglas

The post Pennsylvania State Trooper Suspended and Charged With Strangling, Assaulting Woman at Derry Home appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:25

Pension Storm Warning "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pension Storm Warning by John Mauldin Mauldin Economics Storms from Nowhere Blood from Turnips Promises from Air Chicago, Lisbon, Denver, Lugano, and Hong Kong This time is different are the four most dangerous words any economist or money manager...

The post Pension Storm Warning appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:23

Michigan: 15-year-old Muslim accused of killing mother to please strict Muslim father "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The father wasnt happy that his children were becoming Americanized. He always returned home but was more like his father, a traditional Muslim, Markowitz said. The girls were happy to go shopping with their mother, have electrolysis. But he was very much like his father, didnt believe in living the American culture. His father even []

16:20

Eruption starts at Zhupanovsky volcano in Russia's far east "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

According to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team, Zhupanovsky Volcano could yield ash explosions reaching heights of six to eight kilometers above sea level. Zhupanovsky volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula is about to burst its top, emitting ash explosions reaching heights of six to eight kilometers (19,700-26,240 feet) above sea level, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) said Sunday. "Moderate activity of the volcano continues. Gas-steam plume was noted on the height up to 4 km a.s.l. Moderate fumarole activity of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,240 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft," KVERT said.

16:18

BBC contributor on ME links up with UK Hamas supporters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Next month an organisation linked to Hamas (which is of course proscribed by the EU and in part by the UK) will hold an event titled Palestine, Britain and the Balfour Declaration 100 years on at the British Library in London.

The 1917 Balfour Declaration is widely regarded as one of the most formative and far-reaching documents in the modern history of the Middle East. It was the cornerstone of the Zionist project to transform Arab Palestine into a Jewish state. The Declaration and subsequent events changed not only the demographic map of the region but also its political, social and military configuration as well.

Join Middle East Monitor on the 7th of October at the British Library in Central London to learn more about and discuss the declaration, how it came about, its [sic] legal standing and consequences, and to look at Britains role in the continu...

16:16

Black Lives Matter Protests Turn Violent Mob Attacks St. Louis Police on Second Night of Mass Protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Black Lives Matter activists shut down West County Mall in the St. Louis area on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday night the protesters marched in University City Loop restaurant district.


The Loop is just west of the St. Louis city limits and is a very popular restaurant district.

At least three seven protesters were arrested when the mob started hurling objects at police.

The protesters also blocked the streets.

Eleven police officers were injured in the Friday protests.

16:14

Confirmed: Desk Jobs and Lots of Daily Sitting Lead To An Early Grave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As technology advances, more workers are becoming electronically chained to their desks for several hours per day, and that sedentary work life is taking its toll, according to new research confirming earlier studies indicating lengthy sitting at work can lead to an early grave. As reported by The Washington Times, a new study by researchers []

16:13

Army Liberates Abu Hanayah Village In Eastern Hama (Syria Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On September 17, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) liberated Abu Hanayah village in eastern Hama from ISIS terrorists.

On September 16, the SAA, the NDF and their allies re-took control of the villages of Hanutah, Mushrifah, Khalid Hilal, Abu Jurays, Shindaghiyah and Shamaliyah.

Army Liberates Abu Hanayah Village In Eastern Hama (Syria Map Update)

Click to see the full-size map

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16:12

First snowfall in the Tetons, Wyoming "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fall hasn't officially arrived in Jackson Hole yet despite cooler weather this week, but we're excited to report that we received our first snowfall of the season overnight. So one would think Fall is just around the corner. Atop the Tram this morning we were greeted with 2-4 inches of snow and cold blowing winds that resembled more of January than September. Temperatures have dropped in the valley and certainly in the mountains and it seems Rendezvous Mountain and Big are getting their first true taste of winter this weekend. Forecasts show snowy weather into early next week and it looks to be about to start #jhdreaming! Check out the conditions we found atop the tram this morning!

16:10

As Thousands Left Homeless from Hurricanes, Trump Sends $75 Million MORE to Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

hurricanesAs the U.S. pushed for increasing the national debt in order to raise money for hurricane relief, it was also adding to Israel's tab of nearly $4 BILLION.

16:09

Nikki Haley Says U.N. Has Exhausted Options on North Korea Could she replace Tillerson? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

WASHINGTON The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the U.N. Security Council has run out of options on containing North Koreas nuclear program and the United States may have to turn the matter over to the Pentagon.

We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point, Haley told CNNs State of the Union, adding that she was perfectly happy to hand the matter to Defense Secretary James Mattis. Were trying every other possibility that we have but theres a whole lot of military options on the table.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mary Milliken)

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Tillerson heads to U.N. gathering with Haley waiting in the wings

The former South Carolina governor is widely seen as a leading candidate to succeed the Texas oilman as secretary of state should he leave the Trump administration.

Politico

09/17/2017 06:58 AM EDT

Nikki Haley is pictured. | Getty Images
As grounds for accepting the U.N. post, now-Ambassador Nikki Haley insisted that it maintain the Cabinet-level status it enjoyed under President Barack Obama a rare elevation in a Republican administration. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The disagreement am...

16:08

Do we live haunted lives that lack meaning? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

'Fear has many eyes And can see things underground' ~Cervantes, Don Quixote The world as we know it has gone from being flat to round; from being the center of the universe to the center of the solar system; from being animistic and supernatural to raw in tooth and claw; from being particle-atomic to wavy-quantum. And now we are disappearing into the digital domains of virtual-augmented spaces and false information, bombarded with the spectacle and the image. And somewhere in the midst of all this is the human soul, still largely wrapped and unopened. If there's a crime here then it is that we've allowed ourselves to become haunted - to live haunted lives that lack significance and meaning. The 'objects' or values that we have attempted to live by, or that we pursue, - such as power, truth, understanding, dreams, work, love, and the rest - have all seemingly vanished into some warped, elusive reality where the presence of these things no longer tangibly exist. However, the doubt, uncertainty, and pain of their absence - or 'fake presence' - are indeed real enough to affect us deeply. We seek the already disappeared and stalk their substitutes.

16:06

Is the individual an outmoded idea? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

History is merely an anthropological catalog of trends, a series of customs. We pass from one epoch to another. What was true and important in one time becomes meaningless later. Just "come together for the great healing." That's all you need to think about now. It'll all work out. And if it doesn't, you won't remember the failure anyway.

16:05

Are There Mines In The South East? Kalu Aja "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://kaluaja.com/politics/are-there-mines-in-the-south-east/Filed under: Uncategorized

16:04

[WATCH] Dashcam Video Confirms Roy Lee Richards Familys Account of Fatal Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. After the Little Rock Police Department released dashcam footage from the night Roy Lee Richards was fatally shot, attorneys for Richards family say the content of

The post [WATCH] Dashcam Video Confirms Roy Lee Richards Familys Account of Fatal Shooting appeared first on Filming Cops.

16:03

France: 4 female American tourists attacked with acid in train station "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Uncovered women and others have frequently been attacked with acid by Muslim hardliners in Pakistan, so this could be more of the glories of mass Muslim migration to the West. 4 American tourists attacked with acid in Marseilles train station, prosecutor says, Fox News, September 17, 2017: Four female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid []

16:01

Eastern Nigeria: Tensions rise over demands for Secession. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/eastern-nigeria-tensions-rise-over-demands-for-independent-stateFiled under: Uncategorized

16:01

The Cost Is Justified: $450,000 Spent And One Life Lost To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue In Dallas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Social justice warriors to the rescue, all is well. Via PJ Media: Removing a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee may cost the Dallas City Council as much as $450,000, and one life has already been lost in connection to this project. Even so, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said that these costs would be []

16:00

Is Sri Lanka being used by big powers to make the Indian Ocean another South China Sea? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya, September 17, 2017, via Defend Democracy Press The Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) organised by the India Foundation and held at the Sri Lankan Prime Ministers official residence Temple Trees from Aug. 31 to Sept.1, was billed as a gathering of Indian Ocean Region countries and other concerned nations with a view to advancing Peace, Progress and Prosperity in the Indian Ocean. While this is no doubt a laudable goal, the absence of perspectives from regional players like China and Pakistan points to somewhat more partisan objectives than those advertised. The delegate described as Principal, Ambassadors LLC Group, China was actually an American citizen, and while there was ambiguity as to the interests she represented it would be safe to surmise that she did not represent the Peoples Republic of China. However, the US, also an external power, was represented by its Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia, Alice Wells. A post on the Conferences Facebook page points to objectives not revealed elsewhere. It describes the gathering as being

16:00

Hillary Almost Proposed A Universal Basic Income In 2016, And The Idea Is Catching Fire Among Grassroots Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hillary Almost Proposed A Universal Basic Income In 2016, And The Idea Is Catching Fire Among Grassroots Democrats | Universal-Basic-Income-Photo-Public-Domain | Economy & Business Politics Special Interests

Should you get free money from the U.S. government every month simply for being alive?  That may sound like a crazy idea to many of us, but the truth is that this will likely be one of the biggest political issues in the 2020 presidential election.  At this point, 40 percent of all Americans already prefer socialism to capitalism, and the concept of a universal basic income is starting to catch fire among grassroots Democrats.  Many liberals are convinced that the time has come to fight for the right to a minimum standard of living, and one study by a left-leaning group found that giving every adult in the country $1,000 each month would increase the size of the U.S. economy by more than 2 trillion dollars

Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025, according to a new study on universal basic income.

The report was released in August by the left-leaning...

16:00

3D Prints That Fold Themselves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

3D printing technologies have come a long way, not only in terms of machine construction and affordability but also in the availability of the diverse range of different printing materials at our disposal. The common consumer might already be familiar with the usual PLA, ABS but there are other more exotic offerings such as PVA based dissolvable filaments and even carbon fiber and wood infused materials. Researchers at MIT allude to yet another possibility in a paper titled 3D-Printed Self-Folding Electronics also dubbed the Peel and Go material.

The crux of the publication is the ability to print structures that are ultimately intended to be intricately folded, in a more convenient planar arrangement. As the material is taken off the build platform it immediately starts to morph into the intended shape. The key to this behavior is the use of a special polymer as a filler for joint-like structures, made out of more traditional but flexible filament. This special polymer, rather atypically, expands after printing serving almost like a muscle to contort the printed joint.

Existing filaments that can achieve similar results, albeit after some manual post-processing such as immersion in water or exposure to heat are not ideal...

16:00

Peter Schiff: Beanie Babies, Bitcoins, and Whats next? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Peter Schiff: Beanie Babies, Bitcoins, and Whats next? Video Palisade Radio Peter discusses the debt ceiling saying, We blew through 20 trillion in national debt. The debt is not good for the dollar especially with the Treasury Secretary threatening...

The post Peter Schiff: Beanie Babies, Bitcoins, and Whats next? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:00

Transitions. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oh, its too soon. Click for full size.

C. Ford.

15:59

California School Tapes 8th Grade Students Wrists, Put Them In Dark Room For Slavery Lesson "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Liberalism is a disease.

Teachers at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California, taught students about the slave trade by taping their wrists and forcing them to lie down in a dark room.

And they wonder why more and more parents home school?

The Huffington Post reported:

What is the right way to teach kids about the American slave trade? And when should a parent have a say?

For one mother of three, this question is at the center of an ongoing conflict she says she is having with administrators at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California. Shard Carrington, 31, posted a Facebook message Monday to open up a dialogue about a disturbing history lesson she says was being taught to her sons eighth-grade class.

According toCarrington, a teacher sent an email on Sept. 5 with the subject heading Unique Learning Experience to inform parents of an upcoming exercise that would supposedly expose students to the horrors of slavery. The lesson wo...

15:55

The Dream of Kurdistan leads where exactly? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Iraqi Kurdish parliament has voted for a referendum on the 25th of this month. The present Barzani leader of that parliament says that they might postpone that a bit if the somewhat frightened concerned powers propose an actual alternative...

15:54

Jimmy Carter: US is more an oligarchy than a democracy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jimmy Carter: Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land

15:54

30 killed as two warlords clash in Herat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 18, 2006 -- Fighting between two rival factions has killed about 30 people in Shindand district of the western Herat province of Afghanistan, the provincial police said on Monday.

22 civilians die in southern Afghanistan offensives by NATO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 18, 2006 -- NATO air strikes in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province killed nine civilians and wounded 11 others Wednesday, the provincial governor said. NATO said an operation was believed to have caused "several" civilian casualties.

Strong explosion at Zhupanovsky, ash cloud to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A strong ash explosion was observed at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:30 UTC on September 16, 2017. According to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached a height of 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level and drifted southwest. This is the first...... Read more

15:54

Jail the climate deniers: It could be YOU "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Canadian government launched a full year investigation into Friends of Science, International Climate Science Coalition and the Heartland Institute because of a complaint by EcoJustice. Billboards around Montreal that asked you to look at the reason for the 17 year pause in global warming temperature rises and that CO2 wasn't the "main" driver of the climate that the Sun was. A full year in a criminal investigation using tax payer money in Canada. I will let the facts show you want the global eco-fighters dont want you to see, their tactics and the facts of the climate. Sources

15:49

Jury Finds Colfax Deputy Town Marshal Guilty of Killing His Wife "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. The former Colfax deputy town marshal accused of killing his wife was found guilty on Wednesday. On Mar. 26 of 2016, 57-year-old Keith Smith called 911

The post Jury Finds Colfax Deputy Town Marshal Guilty of Killing His Wife appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:45

Wiping "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im making an effort to tidy up the upstairs Storage Locker of Doom.  Its been accruing stuff for a decade and is now officially full.

Amongst the general effluvia is a succession of discarded storage solutions (i.e., external disks and RAID systems), and theres nothing sadder than a 512GB USB2 disk from 2007.  So Im taking them all to the recycling place, but before doing that Im wiping them.

I had forgotten how slow these things are: It takes like five hours to wipe a half-terrorbyte disk.  So I had to start doing it in parallel:

Scary!


15:42

Iran wont bow to US bullying on nuclear deal: Khamenei "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

KHAMENEI.IR/AFP/File | Iran will not give in to US bullying as Washington attempts to undermine Tehrans nuclear deal with world powers, the Islamic republics supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said

TEHRAN (AFP)  Iran will not give in to US bullying as Washington attempts to undermine Tehrans nuclear deal with world powers, the Islamic republics supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday.

Iran, which is a powerful nation, will not give in to pressure and will not bow, Khamenei said in an address to police officers in Tehran.

The corrupt, lying, deceitful US officials insolently accuse the nation of Iran of lying, whereas the nation of Iran has acted honestly and will continue on this path until the end in an honest manner, said Khamenei.

The enemy should know that bullying may work in other parts of world, but it will not work in the Islamic republic.

President Hassan Rouhani left on Sunday for the UN General Assembly in New York, where he is set to hold crucial talks on the 2015 nuclear deal, which eased international sanctions in exchange for curbs to Irans atomic programme.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear up the deal and his administration has been looking for grounds to declare Iran in non-compliance, despite repeated UN declarations that Tehran has stuck to its commitments.

You are the liars. The nation of Iran is standing firm and any wrong move will face a reaction by the Islamic republic, said Khamenei.


15:41

The Rights Made-up Constitution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the Archive: On the U.S. Constitutions 230th birthday, many Americans dont realize that the document actually gives the federal government broad powers to provide for the nations welfare, as Jada Thacker noted in 2013. By Jada Thacker (Originally published on

15:40

Pennsylvania State Trooper Cleaning Gun Admits Guilt In Deaths of Wife and Newborn "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Pennsylvania state trooper who caused the deaths of his pregnant wife and their newborn daughter in what he characterized as a gun-cleaning accident at their home has pleaded

The post Pennsylvania State Trooper Cleaning Gun Admits Guilt In Deaths of Wife and Newborn appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:39

Not My Wonder Woman: The Zionist Agenda in US Mainstream Feminism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Most women will agree that female representation in the media is incredibly important for a plethora of reasons, not only in media but as well as politics, and other platforms lacking opportunity for female participants. Providing women of all ages a strong and positive role model could break a toxic habit and pattern of accepting and expecting degrading societal roles and standards that have been appointed to us. A struggle that many women face, especially women of color, members of minority faiths, or members of the LGBTQ community, is the women presented in the media for the sake of progressiveness have never stood with or supported either groups of people. For me, and many other women, female representation seems useless for these reasons.

When it comes to the new film Wonder Woman, many questions arose for me personally:  Would I ever take my hypothetical Palestinian daughter to see a film lead by a woman who works and supports the genocide and ethnic cleansing of her people? Would my hypothetical daughter forget all the immense damage Gadot has done in Palestine, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Syria, etc, due to the fact that she is female? The omnipresent term White Feminism comes to mind in cases such as these. The powerful, white, upper class, has not faced the oppression and devastation that Gal Gadot and her comrades in the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) have caused, in fact, they have and continue to profit from it, whether that be in political backing from the Zionist lobby, brutal arms deals, etc.

It is quite easy to feel hopeless in situations as this. What power does a university student in Seattle have? One factor many forget that carries power and impact is our financial and monetary support of companies, corporations, films, etc. Along with the list that the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) movement has provided, I made the choice to avoid this film completely. Gal Gadot does not support women. DCs decision to cast Gadot was not motivated by feminism, but by their support of the prevailing Zionist and White Supremacist agenda in the media and the United States as a whole. If they wanted to make a feminist political statement, they wouldnt let the member of an anti-Arab (and anti-African for that matter) army, that practices the ethnic cleansing and genocide of indigenous peoples; play the role of an Amazonian woman an Indigenous woman.

It comes down to what women truly need out of the feminist movement, not only in the United States, but globally. In the eyes of many Americans, women of color dont enter their minds in relation to the feminism conversation; resulting in them feeling no sense of betrayal when they hear that Gal Gadot is the perfect white woman lead to the new Wonder Woman film.

If Americans are truly committed to seeing their...

15:39

Google Fiber Shut Off Customer's Service Because She Owed 12 Cents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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One day last month, Kansas City resident Victoria Tane's Google Fiber Internet service stopped working.

It turned out that Google Fiber cut off her Internet access because she owed 12 cents after an odd series of events involving an unused e-mail address, automated customer account systems, and a sales tax increase. Google Fiber quickly restored her connection and forgave the 12-cent balance after she called customer service, but the incident highlights a problem that Google Fiber may need to fix in order to prevent other customers from losing service over similarly trivial amounts.

The Kansas City Star of Missouri detailed what happened in a story yesterday. Tane has Google Fiber's basic 5Mbps Internet service which has no monthly payment and required only a $300 construction fee. Google Fiber no longer offers that package to new customers, but those who signed up for it and paid the construction fee can use the service with no further payments for a total of seven years.

Tane "paid the total upfront" a year ago, the Star wrote. "$300 to connect, plus $25.08 for taxes and fees. Transaction done. Free for seven years."

Source: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/google-fiber-shut-off-customers-service-because-she-owed-12-cents/


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15:38

A Korean Peninsula Crisis Resolution Proposal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Syrian peace process could be a model for Russia and China to pursue in trying to defuse crisis on the Korean peninsula

15:38

Four American tourists suffer acid attack outside Marseilles train station "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  • Four American tourists suffer acid attack outside Marseilles train station
  • Two female victims, aged 20 and 21, were sprayed with acid in their faces
  • Reports say a 41-year-old man was arrested and the victims rushed to hospital 
  • Fourteen fire fighters rushd to the scene it is not thought to be terror related 

Two female American tourists suffered facial injuries in an acid attack that left two others nursing burns, outside a train station in Marseille.

The four tourists, in their early twenties, were travelling between Marseilles and Paris when a 41-year-old man sprayed them with hydrochloric acid, according to reports.

It is understood the tourists were in gare Saint-Charles station just after 11am this morning when the attacker struck.

Two American tourists, aged 20 and 21, have had acid hurled into their faces outside Marseille train station this morning, according to reports

Two American tourists, aged 20 and 21, have had acid hurled into their faces outside Marseille train station this morning, according to reports

According to witnesses, no slogans were shouted out during t...

15:37

Dunning-Krueger and evolutionary biology fandom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A graphic designer, Katherine Young, redesigned a girls magazine cover to highlight the implicit assumptions we all tend to make about women:

I ran across this on Facebook, where someone posted it approvingly, and I agree why shouldnt girls and boys be reinforced for a wide range of abilities? You can be pretty, or you can be smart, or you can be strong, or you can be brave, or you can be sensitiveor you can be all of those things at once, even, although then Ill hate you for being so much better than me. No! Thats not it! We should give everyone opportunities to be all those things, and others as well, and avoid channeling them down a single acceptable path.

But then someone commented on that post, and it was fascinating. Im used to criticizing creationist for appallingly bad reasoning abilities and misuse of scientific theories, but heres a magnificent example of someone babbling pretentiously in favor of some narrow scientific concepts, and applying them as a justification for his gender biases. Its kind of horrifying. Its also painfully common.

So this person (all names removed to protect the guilty) asks for a clarification. He doesnt get one, but that doesnt matter, hes on a roll.

it seems to me that you are suggesting that is immoral or at least somehow improper for females to be evaluated using physical characteristics that highlight fertility such as facial symmetry, skin texture, hip to waist ratio, etc. and that instead they should be judged on mental abilities that enable them to have a career. is my understanding of your intent correct?

The implication being that the females should be judged on the basis of their potential fertility, where fertility is the most desired quality, but things like intelligence make no significant contribution to their maternal abilities.

I wonder if hed make the same demands on boys: we should be evaluating them on symmetry, penis length, sperm count, and combat ability, because those contribute to mens purpose in life, which is to crush their competitors and impregnate females. I didnt ask, because I was afraid that hed say yes, and also think those are good things.

Because of course what he claims to be driving his ideas is an objective position on evolution.

given the great demands placed on the female body during homo sapiens l...

15:36

Scrubbing history? Is YouTube correct in deleting violent Syrian war videos found to be "objectionable material"? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Sarah El Deeb of the Associated Press about YouTube's effort to get rid of extremist propaganda videos from its website. The effort has inadvertently erased thousands of videos that document the Syrian war. Human rights advocates say such documentation could have been used as evidence in future war crime trials. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: The war in Syria is one of the first to be documented largely by the people who are experiencing it. Their videos posted online, usually on YouTube, let us see what's happening in Syria when it's too dangerous for journalists and other people to go in. Mohammad Al Abdallah is executive director of the Syria Justice & Accountability Center. It's a nonprofit supported by the State Department and a handful of European governments. And he has a database of videos from Syria. Ninety-five percent of them come from YouTube. He says some of them could be used one day as evidence during a trial against war criminals. And he says these videos are important for intelligence gathering. MOHAMMAD AL ABDALLAH : For example, the execution of the U.S. journalist James Foley was filmed, recorded and uploaded on YouTube by ISIS. Quickly the U.S. captured the video - the law enforcement. They did analysis of the video. The guy is basically British accent, left-handed. They kept the analysis from the video, shared it with the U.K., who said, yes, we have a suspect who - in our extremist database - who his family said he left the country to join the war in Syria. And we expect that's the guy. And that was Jihadi John, who was assassinated later by a drone attack carried out by the U.S.

15:36

Trump Was Right=> 18-yr-Old Islamist Bucket Bomber Was Held By Police Released Two Weeks Ago "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police responded to an incident at Parsons Green tube station in London on Friday, with people reportedly hearing an explosion during rush-hour traffic.

An Islamist used a bucket wrapped in an insulated bag.
The device sent a fireball down a carriage as it detonated.

20 people were injured in the blast including a 10-year-old boy.

President Trump condemned the attack in a Friday morning tweet.

The liberal media immediately pounced on the US President for jumping to conclusions.

But Trump was right The young refugee was held by police two weeks ago.
Scotland Yard was familiar with the teen.

Trump was right.

Score one for Trump.

Via Mike Cernovich:

15:35

Campaign Update: 3 Major Events And The All-Important September 30th Deadline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Campaign Update: 3 Major Events And The All-Important September 30th Deadline by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog We are entering do or die time for my campaign for Congress, and if you are interested in helping the campaign...

The post Campaign Update: 3 Major Events And The All-Important September 30th Deadline appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:33

PRESS RELEASE: IMO STATE PDP SUSPENDS BAR. C.O.C. AKAOLISA, HON. DOMINIC UZOWURU, CHIEF COSMAS IWU AND SEVEN OTHERS FROM THE PARTY "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State Chapter has suspended the following persons; (1) Bar. C.O.C Akaolisa, (2) Hon. Dominic Uzowuru, More

15:33

Chris Pyne Delivers! For whom? For Sarah Hanson-Young, Penny Wong, The Greens and Labor. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

All his own work, all from his own Facebook page. Christopher I know too well the truth of the maxim "you'll be judged by the company you keep". I wish I'd been less impetuous and more thoughtful in some of my decisions of the past. We can't change history; and...

15:33

This is an an amazing story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This story is a wild ride

If you prefer to read it as an article, you can find it here: The Week My Husband Left And My House Was Burgled I Secured A Grant To Begin The Project That Became BRCA1

For more information about BRCA1 see the wikipedia article on the subject. For more about Mary-Claire King see here.

15:32

Rikers Correction Officer Gets 30 Years in Prison for Deadly Beating of Inmate and Trying to Cover Up Assault "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A former Rikers correction officer was slammed with a 30 year prison sentence Wednesday for beating an infirm inmate to death and then trying to cover up the assault.

The post Rikers Correction Officer Gets 30 Years in Prison for Deadly Beating of Inmate and Trying to Cover Up Assault appeared first on Filming Cops.

15:30

Mushroom Hunt: False Chanterelle. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Charly, who notes: I remember finding true chanterelle only a few times in my life around here, as a child, and only a few tiny specimens at that, but my parents told me they used to grow a lot here. Then they disappeared completely and I have not seen them for thirty years at all. They went from very common to very rare during my lifetime. These false chanterelles are not too common either. I have only seen this one specimen this year, and I only ever encounter a few each year. Latin: Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca. Click for full size!

Charly, all rights reserved.

15:30

African-American University Students Offended By Cotton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

So dumb. Via Todd Starnes: The president of Lipscomb University issued a public apology after an untold number of African American students were offended by a dinner table centerpiece made from stalks of cotton. Yes, good readers a group of college students was triggered by the fabric of our lives. Randy Lowry, president of []

15:30

Shaun King on Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, and White Supremacy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Shaun King, a Black Lives Matter leader and writer for the New York Daily News, speaks a rally at Westlake Center on March 8, 2017 in Seattle.

15:30

Terror in Myanmar as US faces off against China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Sean Stinson Chinas Belt and Road Initiative portends a monumental transformation of the global economic order; one which poses an existential threat to the Pax Americana which has existed since the end of the Cold War. Understanding this context is critical to making sense of the current hysteria gushing from the NGO-Industrial complex and being fuelled by Western liberal punditry. As Ive argued previously, decisions taken by the Trump administration since January indicate a shift in US foreign policy. No longer concerned with waging petty wars on behalf of the Israel lobby and the billionaire class, attention has been focused acutely on Asia, and in particular China. Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was quite forthright about this in his August 16 interview with American Prospect magazine in which he stated unequivocally To me, the economic war with China is everything. We have to be maniacally focused on that. If we continue to lose it, were five years away, I think, 10 years at the most, of hitting an inflection point from which well never

15:30

The Exciting Features Of Linux 4.14: Zstd, Vega Hugepages, AMD SME, New Drivers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With Linux 4.14-rc1 having been released one day early, here is our look at the new features of Linux 4.14 with the merge window having been closed. There's a lot to get excited about with Linux 4.14 from graphics driver improvements, new hardware improvements, a new Realtek WiFi driver, a PWM vibrator driver, and Btrfs Zstd compression support..

15:29

Qatars foreign minister to keynote US-Islamic World forum Emir of Qatar publicly visiting US forces at big Al Udeid base "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Al Jazeera

Image result for Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, photos

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani will deliver a keynote address at the US-Islamic World Forum in New York on Sunday.

The annual forum, now in its 13th year, is organised by the Brookings Institution in conjunction with the state of Qatar. This years theme is Crisis and Cooperation and discussion topics include ending conflicts in the Middle East and the future of pluralism in the Arab world.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/qatar-diplomatic-crisis-latest-updates-170605105550769.html

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Emir of Qatar publicly visiting US forces at big Al Udeid base 

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Emir of Qatar publicly visiting US forces at big Al Udeid base, September 17, 2017


15:29

Call 1735 to Report Valet Parking Companies Charging Over LL5000 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A month ago, the Ministry of Interior & Tourism agreed in a joint statement to fix the valet service price at 5000 Lebanese Liras but the decision was apparently not yet enforced. According to the Tourism Minister, we can start reporting valet companies breaking the law starting tomorrow and the tourist police will show up and fine the valet companies. More importantly, if the same company breaks the law twice, their license will be suspended.

Personally speaking, I still dont think this plan will work out because the tourist police is not ready to enforce it similarly to what happened with the smoking ban law. Nevertheless, I strongly encourage everyone who still uses the valet (I dont) to report any violations.

15:28

Germany: Trial of Neo-Nazi Terror Group Whitewashes Role of Intelligence Services "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Featured image: Beate Zschpe (Source: Tagesspiegel)

After more than four years of proceedings, the German federal prosecutors office ended its summation on Tuesday and demanded a lifelong sentence and subsequent preventive detention for Beate Zschpe. Zschpe is the surviving

15:20

SUNDAY SCREENING: Inside Burma: Land Of Fear (1996) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

21st Century Wire says

Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

This month, the story of Myanmars (Burma) ethnic minority Rohingya refugee crisis is dominating news headlines. To better understand the current crisis, its important to examine the recent history of political upheavals in the country. Weve found this film which details the countrys dramatic power struggles, including its civil unrest and violent military junta from the 1960s to 1990s.

A prison without bars, over a million Burmese citizens have been forced out of their homes and thousands upon thousands have been massacred & tortured, as well as subjected to slavery. In Inside Burma: Land Of Fear (1996), John Pilger goes undercover to expose the treacherous slavery that thrives in modern day Burma. Watch:

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Run time: 50 min
Narrated & Directed by: John Pilger
Distributor: ITV (1996)

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15:16

Assessing the data: Can low doses of chemicals affect your health? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Toxicology's founding father, Paracelsus, is famous for proclaiming that "the dose makes the poison." This phrase represents a pillar of traditional toxicology: Essentially, chemicals are harmful only at high enough doses. But increasing evidence suggests that even low levels of "endocrine disrupting chemicals" can interfere with hormonal signals in the body in potentially harmful ways. Standard toxicity tests don't always detect the effects that chemicals can have at lower levels. And, even when the data do suggest such effects, scientists and policymakers may not act upon this information in a timely manner.

15:14

Kanu may be reckless, irresponsible Dele Momodu. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CEO and publisher of Ovation International magazine, Dele Momodu has said he is not a supporter of Biafra. Dele Momodu More

15:14

Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar More About Generals, China and Less About Suu Kyi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This ethnic cleansing in Asia is the most brutal the world has seen in years


Rohingya refugees wait for food and clothing in Tankhali, Bangladesh, on Friday. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
The washington Post
September 16 at 5:55 PM

IN JUST three weeks, the long-simmering conflict between the Burmese government and the persecuted Rohingya minority has exploded into the most massive and brutal episode of ethnic cleansing the world has seen in years. Since a militant attack on Aug. 25 provided a pretext, Burmese troops have driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya across the border to Bangladesh by systematically burning scores of villages and terrorizing their residents. Last week, more than 380,000 people were reported to have crossed the frontier; on Friday, U.N. officials said many thousands were still waiting to pass. An estimated 240,000 of the refugees are children, according to UNICEF.

What U.N. Secretary General Antnio Guterres rightly called a textbook example of ethnic cleansing is the culmination of years of discrimination by Burmas government and Buddhist majority against the Ro...

15:13

Indigenous Land Defense "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Indigenous land defenders across the country continue to protect our inherent rights and territories. The Canadian Government under Justin Trudeau continue to make false claims that they support Indigenous rights and self-government, yet non-consensual resource extraction and land theft continues. Idle No More stands in solidarity withthese land defenders. This update highlights some land defence sites, and invites Indigenous nations and our allies to join the resistance.  

15:11

Bomb Attack on London Underground Sets Stage for Further State Repression "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The explosion of a suspected homemade bomb on a packed Underground commuter train in southwest London Friday morning has become the occasion for a massive police and intelligence operation.

Before anything about the origins of the attack aboard a train

15:10

Chris Martenson: Everything We Track is Getting More and More Fragile "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chris Martenson: Everything We Track is Getting More and More Fragile by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog Resource analyst and futurist Chris Martenson says everyone should be taking notice of our dangerous markets. At the center of the danger zone...

The post Chris Martenson: Everything We Track is Getting More and More Fragile appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:08

Anarchisten en antimilitaristen in Nederland in een periode van oorlog en revolutie "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Een lezing van Ron Blom, gerganiseerd door de Anarchistische Groep Nijmegen.

Socialisten en zeker anarchisten moeten weinig hebben van het leger en visa versa. Niet met de wapenen der barbaren en de wapens neder zijn de bekende antimilitaristische leuzen waarmee anarchisten leger en vloot tegemoet treden.  Dit jaar is precies honderd jaar geleden dat aan het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog de Russische Revolutie uitbrak. In weerwil van de op internationale socialistische congressen afgesproken anti-oorlogspolitiek besloot de overgrote meerderheid van aangesloten partijen en organisaties de eigen regering te ondersteunen in hun opstelling bij het conflict. Zelfs een deel van de anarchisten bleek niet immuun voor het patriotisme en koos anarchistisch partij. Een massaslachting was het resultaat en pas na enkele jaren begon het tij te keren. Keizerrijken en tsarisme vielen en er deden zich revolutionaire ontwikkelingen voor. Maar hoe zat het in Nederland?

Het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog stortte heel links in een ideologische crisis. Overal in Europa vierde het nationalisme hoogtij. De Socialistische Tweede Internationale dreigde uit elkaar te vallen. Anarchisten, syndicalisten en antimilitaristen leden door het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog een nederlaag. Zij hadden immers gehoopt een oorlog via massale weigering te kunnen voorkomen. In Nederland was de nederlaag wat kleiner, omdat ons land buiten de oorlog bleef. Maar het land mobiliseerde wel en daardoor werd de samenleving volgens revolutionair-links verder gemilitariseerd. De meeste Nederlanders beschouwden de mobilisatie echter als een middel om het land buiten de oorlog te houden. Dit leidde tot een ideologisch dilemma. Anarchisten, syndicalisten en antimilitaristen waren tegen het leger, maar wilden wel massa-aanhang creren om het kapitalisme en militarisme te beindigen. Verder wilden zij de band met de gemobiliseerde achterban in het soldatenpak onderhouden. Dat dezen ze door de oprichting van onafhankelijke mobilisatieclubs. Na de lancering van het Dienstweigeringsmanifest  besloot een groeiende aantal mannen en jongens de gevangenschap te verkiezen boven het soldatenpak. Als gevolg van de revoluties in Rusland en Duitsland gingen revolutionaire socialisten, anarchisten en antimilitaristen ertoe over om ook in Nederland arbeiders- en soldatenraden te stichten. Uit angst het initiatief te verliezen in deze turbulente periode voelde zelfs de.........

15:07

Re: Podbeuter podcast fetcher: remote code execution "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Alexander Batischev on Sep 17

Hi,

This has been assigned CVE-2017-14500:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2017-14500

I was under impression that having a CVE ID speeds up processes in
distros, and fixes are released quicker. That's why for my previous (and
first ever) vulnerability I first got an ID and only then released the
details and the patch. The assignment took just a day.

Was my impression wrong? I just want to do things "right",...

15:06

10th anniversary of UNDRIP: No reason for Canada to celebrate! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES - NO REASON FOR CANADA TO CELEBRATE!

 

(Turtle Island/Tuesday September 12, 2017) September 13th 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a universal legal framework, which acknowledges the inherent collective human rights of the approximately 370 million Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Whilst a few celebrations of this anniversary are taking place in Canada organized together with establishment organizations who do not represent the grassroots Indigenous Peoples who are the proper title and rights holders, it is questionable, if the country has anything to celebrate about. According to the latest periodic report of the UN Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD), Indigenous Peoples in Canada are still facing systematic racial discrimination in the enjoyment of their inherent rights.

15:05

Re: [OSSN-0081] sha512_crypt is insufficient for password hashing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Solar Designer on Sep 17

The move to bcrypt makes sense as a defense against GPU attacks, which
are currently most relevant. I would have recommended it, too.

However, the wording of the advisory and in the discussion at
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ossn/+bug/1668503 is weird.

I assume that sha512_crypt refers to the algorithm introduced in glibc
2.7 and now used by many Linux distros and more. It is typically called
sha512crypt without the underscore. I also assume...

15:01

The Apps and Downs of Challenging Radical Islam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

The new IPhone X, which uses face recognition to unlock the phone, has aroused anger among women in the Arab world who wear niqabs and hijabs, since they prevent these women from using the device in public places.

Pro-niqab and hijab activists in the Arab World criticized the technology using the slogan, Apple is Fighting the Niqab. They predicted that Apple, whose phones are the most popular with women in the Gulf States and especially in Saudi Arabia, will lose a significant amount of business because of the new technology.

 

A woman lawyer in Saudi Arabia developed an app that allows women to check their legal and religious rights in the judicial system in the kingdom. The app covers topics from family law to inheritance, insurance and child custody.

A tweet about the app sent by Clarion Projects Arab affairs analyst garnered tremendous interest in the Arab-speaking world. Reactions to the app were varied:

Its the first step awareness. Its excellent and it means they are moving forward. Much luck and appreciation.

I wish for further development of this app so women can benefit from it even more.

A positive example of change.

Im afraid to download this app, because I might find out something that brings more damage than good.

I down...

15:01

Is Iran the new North Korea? Not even close "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Israel is alarmed about Irans intentions but thats nothing new. Flawed as it is, the nuclear deal is holding

By Steven A. Cook
Salon

Is Iran the new North Korea? Not even close

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Credit: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

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Last Monday, the Washington Post ran a short article headlined Israeli Official: Netanyahu Must Push Trump to End Iran Deal, which covered remarks made by Yisrael Katz, Israels minister of intelligence and strategic affairs, at a conference near Tel Aviv. Perhaps signaling what to expect when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu travels to New York this week to attend the UN General Assembly, Katz advised his boss to press President Donald Trump to alter or walk away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

According to the story, Katz used the North Korea crisis to make the case that the JCPOA is defective and in the process declared that Iran is the new North Korea. That Israels leaders are counseling the Trump administration to change or bust the Iran deal is hardly news. They spent the better part of President Barack Obamas second term in office lobbying against the diplomacy that led to the deal and then working to undermine the JCPOA after it became a fact of life.

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It is also not exactly news that the Israelis have legitimate reasons to be concerned. The Iranians routinely threaten Israel and seemed determined to develop nuclear technology, at least until the JCPOA. Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist group, functions as an Iranian expeditionary force fighting in Syria, Iraq, and even Afghanistan, and has tens of thousands of rockets that can reach every part of Israel. This is particularly troublesome for the Israelis on two levels. First, there is the obvious specter of mass civilian casualties and infrastructure damage that those rockets can do to Israel. Second, the combination of a nuclearized Iran and a well-armed Hezbollah greatly diminishes Israels freedom of action to pursue its interests.

Since the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, the Israelis have acted with impunity around the Middle East as they saw fit. It has not always worked out well, but thats beside the point. Israel faced few constraints when it decided to bomb Iraqs nuclear facilities in 1981, invade Lebanon in 1982 and t...

15:00

Being a Refugee/Repatriate from Burma But in 1942, Not 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hundreds of thousands of Indians fled Burma when Japan invaded in 1942, including my father and his family.

Indians walking to cross the border with Burma in 1942. Courtesy: cbi-theater.com

Indians walking to cross the border with Burma in 1942. Courtesy: cbi-theater.com

While rummaging through some old papers at home some time ago, I came across a slim, burgundy-coloured, cloth-bound book. The label on it said Natesan Rajan, SSLC Book. It was my late fathers SSLC certificate.

He had passed the exam as a student of the Danish Mission School in Tiruvannamalai, in 1943 at the age of 14, with flying colours. It had no previous record of his studies in the school and he had been given exemption from Tamil. The reason: he was a refugee/repatriate from Burma.

At a time when the Rohingya are fleeing Myanmar in hundreds of thousands, few recall another exodus from that country, in 1942, when the Japanese marched into Burma during the Second World War. The British Army retreated, and fearing both the Japanese and Burmese, hundreds of thousands of Indians fled at the time. My fathers family was among them.

I heard the story many times from my grandmother.

My grandfather and his brothers had gone to Rangoon (now Yangon) in 1915, with their paternal uncle who already lived and worked there. In those days, many Indians were employed by the colonial British government, mostly in the office of the auditor general or in the railways.

This had led to the development of a well-off, educated and upwardly...

15:00

The Daily Bird #475. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Downy Woodpecker, click for full size.

C. Ford.

15:00

Talking, Reading, Listening and Singing to Understand the Human Brain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nandini Singh Chatterjee, a cognitive neuroscientist, has developed unique methods to study autism, dyslexia and language recognition in children.

Nandini Chatterjee. Credit: The Life of Science

Nandini Singh Chatterjee. Credit: The Life of Science

This piece was originally published by The Life of Science. The Wire is happy to support this project by Aashima Dogra and Nandita Jayaraj, who are travelling across India to meet some fantastic women scientists.

In the times of heavy propaganda and violent campaigns that describe the nation with the language of religious dogma, it is a relief to meet someone who chooses to examine India rationally. Rigorous scientific evidence is a buzz-term of Nandini Singh Chatterjee, neuroscientist stationed at the National Brain Research Center (NBRC), Manesar. To address the dizzying complexity of a multicultural India, Chatterjee studies our brains.

There is so much neuroscience research to do in India. There is a treasure trove of stimuli to study the brain with. Imagine the possibilities of gustatory work on different tastes, or with pashmina and silk to understand how people learn to develop sensitivity in what is called the somatosensory cortex or the touch system. The language systems in which our children grow up oh its just fabulous! cried the neuroscientist, who has published several papers on reading in multilinguals, autism, dyslexia and the br...

15:00

UK prime minister to raise internets role in terrorism during UN appearance "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

British Prime Minister Theresa May said in an interview that aired Sunday she plans to raise the issue of the internet's role in terrorism this week at the United Nations."One of the issues that we really need to be addressing, and I'll be raising...

15:00

TrumpCare Is Back-- And Ready To Fail Again! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


TrumpCare-- basically repealing the Affordable Care Act-- may actually pass the Senate this time. They have 'til the end of the month-- because that's when the 50 vote reconciliation window closes-- and this time it's called Graham-Cassidy, written by a quartet of senatorial fools, Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-WI). They claim to have 49 votes in the bag-- with Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Rand Paul (R-KY) opposed. Paul, who is easily pressured (or bribed) is not a reliable "no" vote.

Amazing that they're trying this again after polling has been consistent that incumbents who back repeal with be subject to this statistic: 46% of voters say that if their representative or senator votes for repeal they will be more likely to vote against them. Only 25% say they would be more likely to vote for them. These are a half dozen of the worst things Graham-Cassidy is trying to accomplish:
Takes insurance coverage from 32 million Americans over a 10 year period
Ends Medicaid expansion
Ends all subsidies for ACA exchanges, replacing them with small and inadequate (and declining) "block grants"
Cuts coverage for low income seniors, children and people with disabilities and institutes a "per capita lifetime cap."
Gives insurance companies permission to stop insuring people with pre-existing conditions
Ends funding for Planned Parenthood
...

14:57

London subway jihad attack: Police raid home of couple who took in Muslim refugees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It appears that the young man who left the IED on a London subway, injuring 30 people, was a Syrian refugee. I am confident that Pope Francis and H.R. McMaster are on their way to London right now to explain to this young man that authentic Islam and the proper understanding of the Quran reject []

14:55

China clamps down on cryptocurrencies as the battle for global financial control deepens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The price of bitcoin plunged on Thursday after Chinese authorities crack down on cryptocurrencies, with the countrys biggest exchange announcing the suspension of operations. The virtual currency fell more than 11 percent, trading at $3,544.14 as of 14:00pm GMT. This is far below the all-time high of $5,013.91 set earlier this month. Bitcoin Price Drops

14:55

Librem 5 Crosses $400k In Funding After Plasma Mobile Announcement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Since announcing earlier this week that KDE is working on Plasma Mobile support for the Librem 5, Purism has managed to raise over $100k more towards their goal of building a free software GNU/Linux smartphone, but remain around 1.1 million dollars short of their goal...

Librem 5 Crosses $400k In Funding After Plasma Mobile Announcement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Since announcing earlier this week that KDE is working on Plasma Mobile support for the Librem 5, Purism has managed to raise over $100k more towards their goal of building a free software GNU/Linux smartphone, but remain around 1.1 million dollars short of their goal...

14:54

The Sunday Politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The swallows must be getting twitchy. Autumn will soon be upon us, and all the Sunday morning political programmes are now back.

The Sunday Politics looks much the same, except for having a new presenter - Sarah Smith.

Smiley Smiley Sarah Smith

She may have to work on her wit and whimsy lest she makes it a glum watch every week. Dullness doesn't make for enjoyable viewing.

Will she prove as even-handed as Andrew Neil? Only time will tell, but she seemed even-handed enough to me today...

...with one possible exception: It will be interesting to see how she handles Labour Party interviews, particularly if there turns out to be a pronounced difference in how she treats hard-left and centre-left Labour interviewees. The pro-Corbyn interviewee today certainly got much tougher treatment than the New Labour interviewee. We'll see if that's a one-off over the coming months.

Also on the subject of The Sunday Politics...


Thinking again about Julia Hartley-Brewer's complaint on Question Time that she's "the sole Leaver on the BBC panel...most of the time" (which wasn't true about most of her QT appearances), that must have come about, in part, because of her appearances on The Sunday Politics wh...

14:51

A case against mercenaries - war profiteering "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Opening the August 30 New York Times, I was surprised (and personally appalled) to find Erik Prince on the opinion page with his own by-lined article ("Contractors, Not Troops, Will Save Afghanistan"). While Prince is entitled to his opinion, it seemed to me his former role as head of Blackwater should have denied him the privilege of expressing it from the vaulted platform of the NYT. Taking issue with the Prince op-ed, I maintain that the U.S. military should never hire mercenaries, whether directly or through Blackwater-type firms since contract soldiers have a vested interest in prolonging a war. Their private employers, investors, and lobbyists have a similar interest in advocating pro-war policies in the halls of Congress.

14:45

Gold For a Finite World (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gold For a Finite World Video The Monetary Reset This video explores how gold may not only be the best monetary base for the economy but also the environment. Video Source The Monetary Reset

The post Gold For a Finite World (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:45

Iran leader Khamenei warns against US 'wrong move' on nuclear deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Washington extended sanctions relief for Iran on Thursday but said it had yet to decide whether it would maintain the 2015 nuclear deal

14:43

Homeless Men In Aspen Found Grilling Lobster Tail, Lamb, Salmon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Priorities. Via Aspen Times: In Aspen, even the homeless eat like kings. That was the message received by a sergeant with the Aspen Police Department on Tuesday evening after he checked on a report of smoke coming from a popular homeless campsite in the Castle Creek Valley near Aspen Valley Hospital. Sgt. Rob Fabrocini said []

14:41

Is the individual an outmoded idea? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is the individual an outmoded idea?

LIVE IN THE COLLECTIVE AND FORGET WHO YOU ARE

by Jon Rappoport

September 17, 2017

We are now told its selfish and greedy to promote freedom for the individual. Its old-fashioned. Its passe. Its dangerous. Its nothing more than a ruse floated by the rich to hold down the poor.

Forget about the fact that the next Einstein or Tesla, growing up in what has become a collectivist society, could be slammed with Ritalin, Prozac, and even heavier drugsbecause theyre abnormal.

Someday, an anthropologist will write a celebrated history of this country, and itll be all about cultural trends and group customs, and no one will even remember there was such an idea as The Individual.

By that time, the population of what was once the United States will live in a theocracy dedicated to Mother Earth, and every day for half an hour, the people will kneel and pray, together, from coast to coast, for mercy from this Mother.

And the people will be happy doing itsuch as they understand happiness. They will glorify The Group. They will live under the great dome of the Flying Drones and they will rejoice in their solidarity.

They will willingly submit to all forms of surveillance, because it is in the interest of the Whole, the collective, the mass. After all, who would depart from the rules and sentiments of The Group? Only the outcasts. Only those bitter clingers who still believe they are unique individuals and have desires and power. Who needs them? Who wants them? Theyre primitive throwbacks. Theyre sick and they need treatment.

If you look, you can see the changes taking place right in front of your own eyes. You can see The Individual fading out as a concept. You can see its replacementthe group and its needscoming on strong. You can know where were heading.

One day, youll be able to tell your grandchildren there was once a time when there was a completely different conception of existence, and youll be able to regale them with stories of the impossible. Stories of individuals.

Of course, they wont believe you. They wont be able to fathom what in the world youre talking about. But that doesnt matter. Theyll listen in rapt wonder, just as we now admiringly contemplate tales of strange creatures and mountain gods of the ancient Greeks.

Itll be fun to look back on our time.

Dont worry. It doesnt matter. History is merely an anthropological catalog of trends, a series of customs. We pass from one epoch to another. What was tr...

14:41

Episode #202 SUNDAY WIRE: Burmese Days with guests Gearid Colmin & Vanessa Beeley "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Episode #202 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes on Sept 17th, 2017 as host Patrick Henningsen brings you this weeks LIVE broadcast on the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) covering all the top news stories both at home and internationally

LISTEN LIVE ON THIS PAGE AT THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULED SHOW TIMES:

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1-SUPPORT-21WIRE-ClickThis week the SUNDAY WIRE is broadcasting LIVE from Southwest England with host Patrick Henningsen joined in studio by co-host Mike Robinson editor of the UK Column to cover the biggest international stories this week. In the first hour, Patrick will be joined by writer and global affairs analyst, Gearid Colmin, to try and separate fact from fiction around the current crisis in Myanmar (Burma) where the western media are currently promoting the story of oppression against the countrys Muslim minority Rohingya peoples, and a subsequent migrant crisis which is spilling over into neighboring Bangladesh threatening to destablize the region. In the second hour, we connect with 21WIRE associate editor Vanessa Beeley, to talk about one year ago when a US airstrike killed some 70 Syrian soldiers near Deir ez-Zor, and also new developments around cult of the White Helmets. Well also look at an under-reported story about Syria. second Islamic State, the Idlib province in northern Syria which is home to al Qaeda and its various affiliates. Well also try and visit with odds-maker and political pundit Basil Valentine for a look...

14:40

US Sanctions Continue to Backfire: China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following the ground-breaking 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and Russia, the US, China, France, the UK, as well as Germany and the EU, to end its nascent nuclear weapons program, Tehran  in honoring the terms

14:39

Global disease study reveals: Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject. Millions of people are eating the wrong sorts of food for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and fish oils and high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease. The study, based at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, compiles data from every country in the world and makes informed estimates where there are gaps. Five papers on life expectancy and the causes and risk factors of death and ill health have been published by the Lancet medical journal.

14:39

Working class people are being 'left behind' by God and the free market "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The automatization of production creates a challenge for humanity: what to do with those "left behind" by progress? And this superfluousness also has broader implications across society. One unexpected topic has emerged from popular fiction in recent decades, from the lowest trash (Tim la Haye and his fellow travelers) to TV serials, like Leftovers, and it's the subject of those "left behind." Typically, in this scenario, Armageddon is approaching, and God has brought the privileged ones to himself in order to save them from the forthcoming horrors. But what if we attempt a vulgar reading of the popular appeal of this topic, from an economist's perspective? As is often the case, it seems that God Himself has listened to the voice of capital, so that the topic of the leftovers should be related to our economic predicament in global capitalism. Is it not the case that only those who were unable to join the flow of refugees, and had to remain stuck in their homelands in disarray, are our "left behind"?

14:39

Liberalism doesn't respect a nation's sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses - and without Iraq having ever invaded (much less destroyed) any of the invading countries - this was actually within the scope of the invaders being liberal countries, because a nation's sovereignty isn't at all respected in traditional liberal thought. This also is the reason why some of the same nations invaded and destroyed Libya in 2011, and Syria since 2012. Neither of those two invaded countries had ever invaded - much less destroyed - any of their invaders; but, in all of these cases, such invasions were accepted by the populace within each of the invading countries, all of which invading countries considered themselves to be liberal nations. Why do liberals (and not only conservatives) so routinely accept barbaric aggressions by their own country? Here is the reason (and it needs to be read slowly and carefully, in order to become understood, because what follows is densely packed with meaning; the subject here is sufficiently deep to reach the core of things, like drilling through hard rock - it's necessarily slow going):

14:38

When the Terrorists Come Home "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Islamic State foreign fightersIslamic State foreign fighters (Photo: ISIS Propaganda video)

 

British security services estimate that of the 850 Brits that left the country to fight for ISIS in Iraq and Syria, 400 have returned. Yet, none of them to date have been charged with war crimes.

The Council of Europes legal affairs committee recently ruled that merely joining ISIS is enough for prosecution at The Hagues International Criminal Court (ICC). Still, no prosecutions, not even any reported arrests.

Even though while these jihadis were in the Middle East, they were outside the jurisdiction of the ICC, once they returned, they could legally be deported to The Hague.

This cannot possibly be justice. The government must look again at throwing the full weight of international law at those who took part in crimes against humanity, said Labour MP Liam Byrne, expressing the sentiments of many.

While inaction is clearly not the solution to the problem of returning jihadis, the question remains, what is?

It is something that will become increasingly relevant as the jihadis that escape the resounding defeat at the hands of coalition forces seek to reenter their countries of origin. It is also a question with far-reaching consequences that will haunt these countries for decades if they fail to get it right.

Yet, getting it right is profoundly complicated.

Writing in The Guardian, Sanam Naraghi Anderlini , co-founder and executive director of the International Civil Society Action Network, lays out the different options and the drawbacks of various solutions, which basically look like this:

 

1.Bar ISIS Fighters From Returning

Some countries, like the UK, have passed laws to strip returning jihadis of their citizenship if they were naturalized or hold dual citizenship. While this strategy is good for self-preservation certainly a sane approach in todays world it also means that ISIS fighters, alive and well, will be devising plans to enter other countries and potentially wreak their havoc there.

This approach has also been fraught with politics. Take the case of Canada. Addressing the problem of returning as well as internal jihadis, the previous Conservative government passed a la...

14:36

US to Blame for North Koreas Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Programs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Longstanding US hostility toward the DPRK poses a serious threat to its security its leadership acting rationally to defend itself against feared US

14:36

Chrome will label Resources delivered via FTP as Not Secure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Google continues the ongoing effort to communicate the transport security status of a given page labeling resources delivered via FTP as Not secure in Chrome,

Last week, Google announced that future versions of Chrome will label resources delivered via the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) as Not secure.

Chrome FTP not secure

As part of our ongoing effort to accurately communicate the transport security status of a given page, were planning to label resources delivered over the FTP protocol as Not secure, beginning in Chrome 63 (sometime around December, 2017). said Google software engineer Mike West.

We didnt include FTP in our original plan, but unfortunately its security properties are actually marginally worse than HTTP (delivered in plaintext without the potential of an HSTS-like upgrade), Google software engineer Mike West explained.

According to Google, the FTP usage for top-level navigations was 0.0026% in the last month. Roughly 5% of the downloads were not conducted over HTTP/HTTPS, which could be FTP.

We didnt include FTP in our original plan, but unfortunately its security properties are actually marginally worse than HTTP (delivered in plaintext without the potential of an HSTS-like upg...

14:35

President Trump Sets Record for Most Stock Market Closing Highs in First Year Obama Had None His Entire First Term "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The DOW recorded its 56th All time record closing high on Friday since President Trump was elected on November 8th.   As a result the market is up 21% since the election.  No President has more all time closing highs in their first year in office than President Trump.

* President Trump is already the only President in US history to oversee two stock market rallies of nine days or more where the markets set new highs each and every day.

* On February 28th President Trump matched President Reagans 1987 record for most continuous closing high trading days when the DOW reached a new high for its 12th day in a row!
* Then in early August President Trump reigned over a 9 day stock market rally with each day reaching record highs.

* The DOW daily closing stock market average has risen as much as much as 21% since the election on November 8th. (On November 9th the DOW closed at 18,332 on September 15th the DOW closed at 22,268 another all time closing high).
* Since the Inauguration on January 20th the DOW is up 12%. (It was at 19,827 at January 20th.)
* The DOW took just 66 days to climb from 19,000 to above 21,000, the fastest 2,000 point run ever. The DOW closed above 19,000 for the first time on November 22nd and closed above 21,000 on March 1st.
* The DOW closed above 20,00...

14:34

Check-in. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UPDATE Thanks for your notes and well wishes. Last Thursday morning I woke up with a line of what looked like Mr Vesuvius(es) on my left outer calf. Couldn't really walk, went to local medical facility and was diagnosed with cellulitis with some bacterial infection that was right throughout my...

14:33

Pentagon to waste $2.2 billion of taxpayer money to fund Syrian rebels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A joint report published yesterday by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) alleged that the Pentagon is supplying up to $2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels. This may come as a shock to some, as President Donald Trump just announced in late July that he was ending a covert CIA

14:31

Update on Greek Debt Crises Why Syriza Continues to Lose "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This past August marked the second anniversary of the Greek debt crisis and the third major piling on of debt on Greece in August 2015 by the Eurozone Troika of European Commission, European Central Bank, and the IMF. That 2015

14:31

Ryzen & RX Vega Totally Dominated This Summer For Linux Users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With summer quickly coming to an end next week in the northern hemisphere, here's a look back at the most popular Linux/open-source articles and reviews for summer 2017...

Ryzen & RX Vega Totally Dominated This Summer For Linux Users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With summer quickly coming to an end next week in the northern hemisphere, here's a look back at the most popular Linux/open-source articles and reviews for summer 2017...

14:30

Pentagon reportedly spending up to $2.2 B on Soviet-style arms for Syrian rebels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagon has relied on an army of contractors and sub-contractors - from blue-chip military giants to firms linked to organized crime - to supply up to US$ 2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels fighting a sprawling war against the Islamic State (ISIS). Arms factories across the Balkans and Eastern Europe - already working at capacity to supply the Syrian war - are unable to meet the demand. In response, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has turned to new suppliers like Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Ukraine for additional munitions while relaxing standards on the material it's willing to accept, according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Reporters have pieced together the Pentagon's complex supply line to Syria using procurement records, ship-tracking data, official reports, leaked emails, and interviews with insiders. This program is separate from a now-defunct CIA effort to arm rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The Pentagon is buying the arms through two channels: the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which oversees special operations across all services of the US military, and the Picatinny Arsenal, a little-known US Army weapons facility in New Jersey. The munitions are being transported by both sea and air from Europe to Turkey, Jordan and Kuwait. They are then distributed to US allies in northern and southern Syria by plane and truck. (See: Black Sea Route) Reporters discovered that the US is using vaguely worded legal documents which obscure Syria as the weapons' final destination - a practice experts say threatens global efforts to combat arms trafficking and puts the Eastern European governments who sell the weapons and ammunition at risk of breaching international law. Others raise the issue of who, exactly, is using the arms and what will happen to them once ISIS has been defeated. The Pentagon started the major buy-up in September 2015 under President Obama. By May this year, it had already spent more than $700 million on AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers, mortars, and other weapons and ammunition. More than $900 million has been contracted to be spent by 2022, and nearly $600 million more has been budgeted or requested by the Trump administration. This brings the grand total of the Pentagon's intended spending on its Syrian allies to $2.2 billion.

14:30

Trying to Explain Market Failures Through the Everyday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Karthik Shashidhars Between the Buyer and the Seller lacks depth and force-fits simplistic versions of theories to complex real-life situations.

Questions like marriage and relationships, or information asymmetries which are deeply enmeshed in social relations, hierarchies and gender prejudices, are not amenable to coffee-shop analyses. Credit: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

Questions like marriage and relationships, or information asymmetries which are deeply enmeshed in social relations, hierarchies and gender prejudices, are not amenable to coffee-shop analyses. Credit: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

I joined Instagram recently. Within a few days, I had received numerous messages mostly variants of Friend banegi/sex karegi? (which translate to will you be my friend/have sex) and I am not a sleazy guy. Please believe me. I suspect this scenario would be worse if I were on a dating app. Why do women online receive so many mes...

14:27

Why Would 58% Favor U.S. Bombing of North Korea? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new Gallup poll indicates that 58% of U.S. residents polled say they favor U.S. military action against North Korea if the U.S. cannot accomplish its goals by more peaceful means first. Like most polls it is tendentiously worded.

What are its goals? U.S. goals? What national, discussed and decided, goals do we have (as a nation) as regards the Korean peninsula?

Im actually a U.S. citizen and a specialist in East Asian history. Frankly, I know a lot about Korea. But I was never consulted about those goals.

In the past the goals have included defeating North Korea; remember how Dick Cheney and John Bolton said the U.S. doesnt negotiate with evil but defeats it? (But arent these guys long-discredited assholes, to anyone paying attention?)

Gallup ought to have asked its respondents: Would you favor U.S. military action of Korea, if it doesnt stop its nuclear weapons program, which North Korea says is designed to protect it from U.S. attack?

The corporate media is telling the people that Pyongyang has to back down on its goal of a nuclear program (for deterrence purposes) or face more (vaguely conceptualized) consequences. It is stoking the traditional American penchant for wild violence in response to any remote threat, and the unique 21st century tactic of using weapons of mass destruction fears to legitimate regime change imposed by the country with the most weapons of mass destruction on earth, and the most experience in their use.

Meanwhile this cherished CNN reporter (with unique unprecedented exposure to North Korea) Will Ripley is reporting (in his vaunted documentary to air Saturday night) that North Korea in contrast to Western historians blames the Korean War (1950-1953) on the United States.

Tokyo-based Ripleys the crme de la crme of mainstream DPRK reportage. He interviews teenage kids practicing militaristic video games indicating the U.S. as adversaryas though this were somehow troubling and hard to comprehend.

He might not know that the best Western historians on Korea (including most notably Bruce Cumings) do, in fact, blame the Korean War mostly on the U.S. Because thats the truth.

The U.S. opposed the reunification of Korea after its partition in 1945. It installed in power its puppet Synghman Rhee, who alarmed Congress by his vicious repression and threats to invade the north. The norths push into the south in June 1950 (which actually received widespread support in the south) could have resulted in the rapid reunification of the country and its final attainment of independence from imperialist overlords.

Instead it was met with a horrific, racist assault that killed three million Korean people and rendered the peninsula a moonscape.

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14:25

NEO The Day of the Generals: Winning Armageddon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - Phil Butler gives us a front and center seat to hear our top military command give their predictions on how WWIII would turn out, and it is not pretty.

14:23

O MBL e as novas Senhoras de Santana "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nos anos 1980, senhoras catlicas do bairro de Santana em So Paulo se juntaram para protestar contra o que consideravam imoral na programao da TV brasileira. Ficaram conhecidas como as Senhoras de Santana, uma espcie de TFP formado s por velhinhas. Um dos principais alvos do grupo era o programa TV Mulher da Rede Globo, em que a sexloga Marta Suplicy falava abertamente sobre sexo. Elas chegaram a ir at Braslia entregar pessoalmente ao ministro da Justia um manifesto contra a pornografia na televiso. Foram to bem recebidas pelos militares, que chegaram a ser convidadas a integrar rgos censores do regime. Elas se chocavam mais com educao sexual na TV do que com a violncia da ditadura militar.

Quase 40 anos depois, jovens do MBL reencarnaram as Senhoras de Santana e assumiram o legado da carolice organizada. Eles ficaram chocados com a exposio Queermuseu Cartografias da Diferena na Arte Brasileira em Porto Alegre, que tratava de temas ligados ao universo LGBT. O grupo enxergou apologia pedofilia e zoofilia em diversas obras e liderou, ao lado dos mais tacanhos grupos conservadores, uma campanha massiva contra a exposio e um boicote contra o Santander, banco que a patrocinou atravs da Lei Rouanet.

Apesar da chucrice que enxergar apologia de qualquer coisa em obras de arte, o protesto legtimo. A expresso da estupidez um direito constitucional. Mas no deixa de ser curioso ver como nossos jovens ditos liberais modernos no se acanham em formar fileiras com a direita mais conservadora para atacar qualquer vulto que considerem de esquerda.

O MBL se defende da acusao de carolismo afirmando que o principal problema o uso de dinheiro pblico para financiar uma exposio que agride parcelas da sociedade. engraado esse argumento vindo de uma turma que sistematicamente agride parcelas da sociedade e que j recebeu ajuda financeira de partidos polticos bancados pelo Fundo Partidrio, criado com dinheiro pblico. A crtica Lei Rouanet tambm curiosa. Trata-se de uma lei essencialmente liberal, que transfere s empresas a escolha dos eventos culturais que ir patrocinar.

O atraso venceu....

14:20

US Sanctions Continue to Backfire: China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Sanctions Continue to Backfire: China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran from Sputnik News Assisting Tehran with sidestepping an ongoing Washington sanctions regime against the country, China has opened a $10 billion line of credit intended to finance...

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14:20

The Infowar Attack Against Azerbaijan Is Because of Geopolitics, Energy, and Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Azerbaijan has suddenly been subjected to a massive infowar attack in response to its increasingly independent foreign policy reducing the US level of control over this strategic energy supplier, and the end result of this coordinated operation is to replace

14:19

Mission Creep Level: Impossible "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im going to do a small series of postings extracted from an archive of video interviews that I made in 2010. It was one of those projects that (so far) has died a horrible death from success.

Some background: I was at a conference in Texas and encountered an honest-to-goodness lunar landing denialist. We talked for nearly 2 hours as I tried to get a grasp on what the heck their issue was I couldnt see how anyone could think such a silly bunch of things, but he was sincere. Our discussion finally centered on my question of if you think it didnt happen, what was that gigantic thing that went into the Florida sky, that everyone saw? You know, with all the smoke and flames and stuff? That was when he said, Oh, we got into orbit OK, but they just stayed up a while and came back down.

I wrote will you marry me? in the dust and the next day, she saw it and said sure!'

You know the expression laughed till I was sick? He caught me in mid-breath and I almost threw up, I was laughing so hard. Then I explained that getting something that big out of the gravity well was the hard part, and that faking that part would be almost as hard as actually going to the moon. We parted ways and I went to dinner with a friend, and wine was involved, and later I was trying to sober up in the shower when I had this thought: Where did all the people who did that fake program go?

The production manager. There is only one Hollywood. Nobody can touch us. After the project was completed, we all wound up in LA where do you think all the SFX for Star Wars and Blade Runner came from, anyway?

The real moon program spun off all kinds of ancillary technologies (like the Manhattan Project did) that dramatically boosted the US technological advances. There were people figuring out all kinds of insanely complicated things, like how to re-enter atmosphere at 20,000mph (also a useful skill for ballistic missiles) and so forth. Where did those people go?

It turns out, I know a few of them.

My big aha moment in the shower was realizing that a smart technical person can bullshit circles around someone less knowledgeable or technical. In a flash I conceiv...

14:19

Second Man Arrested Over London Train Attack, Says British Police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A London Underground sign is seen behind a locked gate, in central London December 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters

A London Underground sign is seen behind a locked gate, in central London December 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters

London: A second man has been arrested over Fridays bomb attack on a London underground train that injured 30 people, police said.

The 21-year-old man was arrested in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police force said in a statement.

He was detained under Britains Terrorism Act and taken to a south London police station, the force added.

Earlier on Saturday, British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a property in Sunbury, a small town outside London, as they hunted for whoever planted the device.

Hounslow is about four miles from Sunbury where police raided and searched a building on Saturday in connection with the bombing.

The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed train carriage at west Londons...

14:18

ISIS Encourages Attacks on US Hurricane Relief Centers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Relief from Hurricane Harvey in HoustonRelief from Hurricane Harvey in Houston (Photo: BRETT COOMER/AFP/Getty Images)

 

ISIS is encouraging its members to attack Hurricane Harvey relief centers in Houston. A social media post by the terror group and quoted by Newsweek reads:

To all the (lone mujahids) in the U.S. (warrior), pop down to Houston and drop in at any of the relief centers housing displaced people from the Houston floods, make sure to bring lots of supplies/gadgets/toys to see if you can help put any (unbeliever) out of their misery.

One analyst quoted by CNBC says that these posts appear to be more aspirational than operational, with hopes that their followers would then act on calls for attacks. Incidents involving lone wolf attackers have demonstrated the potential danger, lethality and effectiveness of a rehearsed small arms or knife attack that can be carried out by a single individual with little or no training. It also underscores the potentially higher consequences of an assault attack involving multiple operatives.

An alert put out by Homeland Security in Florida warns police officers to maintain situational awareness of their surroundings.

ISIS jihadis not only view centers set up for those displaced by the recent hurricanes as ripe for attack opportunities, they also view the devastation wreaked by the storms as divine retribution by Allah.

Ahmed Mansour, an Egyption journalist for the Qatari-based Al Jazeera channel, wrote that Hurricane Irma was  a display of Gods greatness which many dare to deny.

On Facebook, Mansour posted a picture of cars backed up on a Florida highway driven by people evacuating from the hurricane with the caption, The grand escape from Florida20 million America...

14:16

Campaign Nonviolence Mounts Nationwide Week Of Actions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Over 1,000 Events To Culminate On International Peace Day

From paceebene.org

Corvallis, OR (September 15, 2017) Over 1000 marches, actions, events and rallies are poised to take place in all 50 states nationwide as part of Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions September 16-24. This unprecedented campaign of grassroots activism calls for nonviolent action against racism, war, poverty, and environmental destruction. In its inaugural year of 2014, 230 events took place. In response to the hate speech presently dividing our nation, this year people will join together in more than 1,000 rallies, to spread the word of unity and peace.

People across the United States and beyond are taking Campaign Nonviolence to the streets to end violence and injustices, and begin peacemaking, said Dr. Ken Butigan, co-founder of Campaign Nonviolence and professor at DePaul University. This unified voice calls for concrete policy shifts to build peace, economic justice, and environmental healingand insists on being heard.

Campaign Nonviolence is sponsored by Pace e Bene, a non-profit organization committed to building a culture of peace through active nonviolence and shared understanding and partnerships to protect human rights, abolish war as well as nuclear weapons, end poverty, challenge injustice, heal the planetand meet todays profound spiritual task: to build a just, peaceful and nonviolent world. To be true to the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , and resolve conflicts nonviolently at home and abroad.

Americans want a positive vision of hope and peace for our country and the world, said the Rev. John Dear, co-founder of Campaign Nonviolence, nationally known peace activist, author of 35 books, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. During this week of national action, w...

14:12

The link between disasters, crises and human trafficking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hurricane Irmas rampage through the eastern Caribbean could lead to an ideal preying ground for human traffickers.

14:10

Google is now disapproving ads containing the keyword jihadwatch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I heard from two writers Saturday who told me that Google had banned their book ads because they contained the keyword jihadwatch. Note that both writers say that their ads had not been active for years. Ive written a great deal lately about how the Left is using Charlottesville as its Reichstag Fire moment to []

14:10

La Nina and This Winter's Weather "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I am always nervous about predicting the character of the upcoming winter's weather for a number of reasons.  Seasonal forecasting skill is not good, with our long-range numerical models having very little skill past three weeks. Furthermore, our main seasonal forecasting tool with any skill, the relationship between El Nino/La Nina and local weather, only explains some of the interannual (between years) variation.  In addition, the state of the tropical Pacific (which determines whether we are in El Nino, La Nina or La Nada) often changes during the spring/summer.

Earlier in the year it appeared that we would have a neutral (or La Nada) winter, but recently the waters of the tropical Pacific have cooled and the National Weather Service has released a La Nina Watch (see below).


La Nina is associated with cooler than normal waters in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, with enhanced easterly trade winds near the equator and the shifting of convection (thunderstorms) westward in the Pacific.


Moving the convection to the west has huge impact on the rest of the atmosphere, even outside of the tropics.  This is the source of long-range forecast skill with El Nino/La Nina.

Let's look at the change in tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures for the Nino 3.4 region (see map below)

14:09

All-in-one vaccine: New method claims to combine every childhood vaccine into one shot "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US researchers are said to be close to being able to deliver every required vaccine in a single go, and kids and parents both will benefit. A new medical technology is in development by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to combine every single nasty hypodermic-needle inoculation into one single shot, a move that will surely cause many families to breathe a sigh of relief, and could go a long way toward eradicating stubborn diseases globally. As described in the journal Science, the technology - a method of storing all those necessary vaccines in microcapsules that release within the body at specific times - has worked successfully in mice, according to a report by the BBC.

14:07

US will lose the trade war with China Jim Rogers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries to cooperate, says investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Tuesday that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the

14:05

Sunday Devotional: Hate not "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Matthew 18:21-22 Peter approached Jesus and asked him, Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times? Jesus answered, I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. Why? Because we Continue reading

14:05

World watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sunday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

14:04

How low can you go? New Chinese app allows you to 'rent' pre-used sex dolls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China's famous sharing economy plumbed unchartered new depths this week with the launch of a service that allows you to share sex dolls with strangers for around $45. The booming sharing economy has generated increasing media attention recently, with everything from bicycles to basketballs getting their own sharing app. Exploiting a potential gap in the market many consumers would not have thought existed, an app called Touch () has created a new "share his girlfirend" service where you can rent sex dolls. In a post on its Sina Weibo microblogging account, Touch revealed that it has launched a pilot service in Beijing.

14:02

How to read Donald TrumpOn burning books but not ideas (Ariel Dorfman ) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

17/09/2017 - The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry torches on their nocturnal march to protest the dethroning ...

14:01

September 18 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

96  Nerva was proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian was assassinated.

324 Constantine the Great decisively defeated Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantines sole control over the Roman Empire.

1180  Philip Augustus became king of France.

1454  In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army was defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years War.

1709 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer, was born (d. 1784).

1739  The Treaty of Belgrade was signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire.

1793  The first cornerstone of the Capitol building was laid by George Washington.

1809 The Royal Opera House in London opened.

1810  First Government Junta in Chile.

1812  The 1812 Fire of Moscow died down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returned from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, which was spared from the fire.

1837  Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City.

1838 The Anti-Corn Law League was established by Richard Cobden.

1850  The U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

1851  First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becameThe New York Times.

1858  Kate Booth, English Salvation Army, officer was born (d. 1955).

1863  American Civil War:.........

14:01

Citing the European Patent Convention, Spanish Court Tosses Lawsuit With EPO-Granted European Patent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spain flag on palace

Summary: The quality of European Patents (EPs) a subject of growing levels of scrutiny as demonstrated in Barcelona this summer

THE EPO has long been granting software patents in defiance of the European Patent Convention something that would further accelerate if the UPC power-grab ever gained any traction/got a foothold (its very unlikely, hence our choice of tense in would).

Techrights is not an enemy of the EPO. Techrights wants whats good for the EPO. Techrights is viewed as an enemy by top-level EPO management (Team Battistelli), hence it has been blocked by Battistelli. We are pretty certain that EPO examiners already know and can check our history on this subject that we care about quality of patents; its not about patents per se (in general). Our main complaint all through these years was granting of low-quality patents in defiance of the rules.

Spain rejects the UPC for more than one reason (such as language). They specified several other reasons for shunning the terrible, awful UPC.Every now and then we highlight a public display of the problem (symptom), such as the Administrative Council tossing a whole class of patents (biological processes), the appeal boards voiding patents, and sometimes actual courts (where fees are enormous, for both defendant/s and plaintiff) rejecting EPs upon closer scrutiny.

That makes perfect sense. If patents are improperly granted, sooner or later these patents will expire or be voided (one of the two).

Make no mistake about it. Not everyone wants patent quality, which typically translates into a decreased number of lawsuits. Consider for instance IAM Media. A short while ago IAM, a longtime advocate of the UPC (because it advocates for Battistelli and patent trolls), wrote that Spain will not join UPC because Spanish is not one of the official languages. Go figure!

Thats after IAM spread fake news about the UPC in Spain (...

14:00

IHS is Making Progress in Addressing GAO Recommendations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest Commentary

Published September 17, 2017

By Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Acting Director, Indian Health Service

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Acting Director, Indian Health Service

I was invited to testify this week before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs at a hearing on High Risk Indian Programs: Progress and Efforts in Addressing GAOs Recommendations.

At this important hearing, I reported on the progress we have made since the Committees last hearing on the GAO High Risk List in May 2017. The Indian Health Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services, are steadfastly committed to overcoming the longstanding systemic challenges that have hindered our efforts to provide quality health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives. I was pleased to report during the hearing that our concerted efforts are producing results and that we are committed to press forward with improvements.

At IHS, we are committed to delivering excellent patient care and will do what is necessary to address the GAOs recommendations.

As I explained in testimony, IHS developed a quality framework to guide us in planning, developing and implementing quality-focused, sustainable compliance programs at all of our hospitals and clinics.  In less than a year, we have updated governing board bylaws, acquired a credentialing software system, and developed a standard patient experience survey.

Last month, we also established new agency-wide patient wait time standards.  Wait times are an important measure of the patient experience. IHS-operated service units are collecting and tracking this data to improve patient care and services. We will use the data collected to continually improve patient experience and access to care at direct service sites.

Patient wait times will be one of 14 metrics inputted into a new performance a...

14:00

Madhes Issues Put on Hold as Nepals Janakpur Prepares for Local Elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While many voters feel that the constitution must be amended eventually, they are excited to cast their ballots for local representatives for the first time since local governments were disbanded in 2002.

A man looks at election posters in front of Dhanus Sagar in Janakpur. Credit: Peter Gill

A man looks at election posters in front of Dhanus Sagar in Janakpur. Credit: Peter Gill

Janakpur, Nepal: Campaigns for local elections, due to be held on September 18 across Nepals Province 2, were in full swing in Janakpur on Friday, the states second largest city and its likely future capital under the countrys new federal system. Tuk-tuks strapped with gramophone-shaped speakers blasted election songs and flew party flags as they drove past Janakpurs Ram and Jaanaki temples and the urban lakes for which the city is famous. Candidates posters were plastered in repetition along roadsides, even though this practice is forbidden. National-level leaders of most major parties including the Nepali Congress Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the city in recent days and local candidates roamed the citys narrow, muddy streets in four-wheel drive vehicles flying party flags.

The excitement around the election comes despite disappointment that a recent vote to amend the countrys controversial 2015 constitution failed in parliament. While many voters here feel that the constitution must be amended e...

14:00

Gary Cohn Is Giving Goldman Sachs Everything It Ever Wanted From the Trump Administration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Weeds grow in the driveway of a foreclosed home May 7, 2009 in Antioch, California.

13:59

Japan is nervous and alone "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

North Koreas nuclear test, by far its largest, came less than a week after it test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that flew over northern Japan, triggering a national text-message system known as the J-Alert.

Above~North Korean army soldiers

For Japan, the security implications of both these tests are immense. The missile test showed that Kim Jong-uns regime now has the capacity to strike the Japanese mainland with relative ease, while Pyongyangs apparent grasp of hydrogen bomb technology means it could potentially vaporise a chunk of the continental US mainland. That changes not just the magnitude of the North Korean threat, but the very foundations of Japans national security.

The USs commitment to protect Japan is currently based on the idea that the American mainland remains safe from North Korean retaliation. But faced with the reality that North Korea could soon be able to strike American soil, there is now a serious question mark over how willing the US will be to come to Japans aid while its own security is at risk.

This puts Japan in a highly difficult position. Its alliance with the US has been the bedrock of its foreign and security policies since at least the 1960s, and until now, any countermeasure against North Korea was based on the assumption that Washington will come to Tokyos help. In other words, Japan has for decades been able to invoke American military power as part of its own diplomatic clout. No more.

This long-held assumption was dashed by Donald Trumps seeming disregard for the larger implications of a military conflict with North Korea. If anything, North Korea would probably respond to US military action by deploying conventional artillery against South Korea and the massive US military presence there. As for Japan, North Korean response will either be a nuclear attack on American military installations in Japan or even an attack on Japanese cities using chemical weapons mounted on missiles currently being tested.

In other words, the unprecedented exchange of provocative, escalatory language makes clear that a miscalculation by either the Trump administration or the Kim regime could precipitate an attack on Japan. Even the possibility of a military strike on Japan marks a significant deterioration in the regional political environment, and Trump seems to be ignorant of the consequences or worse, willing to disregard them. That in itself is enough to put the US-J...

13:58

Syria Summary - Eliminating ISIS' Remains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The last Syria Summary was headlined A New Clash Looms in Syria's East. It stated: Critical oil fields are north and east of Mayadin. The Omar oil field in the east is the biggest one in all Syria. The U.S....

13:55

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales by Aaron Kesel  Activist Post Hawaiian state officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require the sale of marijuana to be cashless, paid with a special debit...

The post Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:55

Entire city police force fired in Philippines after murder claims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An entire city police force in the Philippines has been sacked after some of its members were suspected in the killings of three teenagers, with others seen on surveillance cameras robbing a house. The 1,200-strong Caloocan city police force will be relieved in batches and replaced, said Manila's metropolitan police chief, Oscar Albayalde. The officers will do 45 days of retraining, after which those facing no charges can be reassigned to other stations. The justice department has started an investigation based on a murder and torture allegation against four Caloocan police officers allegedly linked to the killing of the 17-year-old student Kian delos Santos during an anti-drug raid last month.

13:51

Sunday Sermonette (Part 2) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The End is Near

Blowing the Shofar (ram's horn) to usher in judgment on
mankind.
(Fox News) Some religious folks are predicting the end of the world on September 23. This coincides with the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah, which will begin in the evening of Wednesday, September 20 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 22. Rosh Hashanah is the warning of judgment (Yom Kippur) ten days following and the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord when people are judged. Ominous stuff. 

Maybe North Korea will launch a nuclear missile at somebody and the retaliation (end of the world for them) will sound like the blowing of many ram's horns as the American missiles augur in along ballistic trajectories? Who can say?

If you predict that the end of the world is coming every day, sooner or later, you'll be accurate. Of course it could end for any of us at any given moment (ask not for whom the bell tolls).

Where will you be on September 23? I'll be in AZ up on the White Wolf Mine property, not because I think that the world will be burned to a cinder on Sept 23, but because I planned to be up there hanging out and talking to people about the progress (and lack of progress) that I'm seeing. And because of the whole International Date Line thing, Sept 23 for me is Sept 24 for people on the other side of the rock, which means while I'm hanging out, being cool, all of them could be dead. 
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13:47

Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls Its All A Giant Deadly Scam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Organic&Healthy) Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls Its All A Giant Deadly Scam:

Canadian Concordia Universitys kinesiology professor Genevieve Rail was awarded a grant of $270,000 to study the effects of HPV vaccines on the public.

HPV stands for human papillomavirus, which was suddenly declared the root cause of cervical cancer over the past decade.

Based on their study, Rail and study co-author Abby Lippman, a McGill University professor emeritus, published an op-ed article in Montreals Le Devoir newspaper questioning the safety and benefits of human papillomavirus vaccines. Their op-ed urged Quebec to halt HPV immunization until its dangers are independently investigated. Of course they were roundly attacked through the Canadian mainstream media.

The mainstream media piled on with remarks from the usual prestigious medical professionals who asserted HPV vaccinations safety and remarkable success at reducing ovarian cancer. Fortunately, several comments on Canadas National Post article favored the Rail-Lippman viewpoint despite the articles slyly negative slant toward their findings.

Oh, of course statistics provided by pro-vaccine agencies and Big Pharma were included in the National Post article that prove HPV vaccines efficacy and safety.

Somehow these prestigious medical officials have ignored the adverse reaction cases reported internationally among teenage girls, ranging from chronic fatigue to chronic seizures to partial and complete paralysis. The HPV vaccines, Gardasil by Merck and Cervarix by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have been pushed onto families with teenage girls and now teenage boys as cancer preventatives.

The Rail-Lippman four-year study involved 170 parents of teenage girls who were given the HPV shots, which usually are administered sequentially in a series of three. Rail has been the main recipient of pro-vaccine hysteria criticism, and shes not budging from what she knows to be true.

Im sort of raising a red flag, out of respect for what Ive found in my own study, and for the despair of parents who had totally perfect 12-year-olds who are now in their beds, too tired to go to school, Rail said. Yes, were going against the grain, and we are going against those who are believed, i.e. doctors and nurses and people in public health.

Every Mother of a Vaccine Injured Child Was Once Pro-Vaccine

If youre old enough to remember Mr. T, a favorite statement of his was pity the poor fool(s). Thats my thought for the average vaccine indoctrinated sheeple. But my thoughts get nastier with the manic frothing...

13:46

Pepe Escobar: Iran's deals with China and Europe turn the Art of the Deal upside-down "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As President Hasan Rouhani prepares to address the UN General Assembly in New York and the Trump administration and allies relentlessly lobby for the Iran nuclear deal to be decertified, Tehran is busy clinching deal after deal with Asians and Europeans. For the Chinese government, Iran - and Pakistan - are so geopolitically important that they are treated as Home Affairs nations in East Asia (and not the Middle East, in the case of Iran), alongside Japan and Indonesia. And just like Pakistan via the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Iran is an essential node of the New Silk Roads, a.k.a. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). For Tehran, Beijing is a major player in international trade/finance. At the Belt and Road forum in Beijing in May, Iran's Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Ali Tayyebnia extensively discussed deals with Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie. Chinese companies in construction and energy infrastructure equipment - as well as in steel and chemicals - are present all over Iran. Enter the deal just signed between China's CITIC and a consortium of Iranian banks worth $10 billion in loans.

13:45

Mongoose: Harvard Pretends to be Shocked US Political System Hijacked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Harvard Business School: The U.S. Political System Has Been Hijacked

A new case study by Harvard Business School asserts that U.S. politicians have rigged the system to such a degree that the U.S. is becoming a failed democracy. The authors of the case-study use the word hijacked to describe what the political parties have done to governance in the United States.

Their election reform recommendations:

  1. Institute nonpartisan top-four primaries.
  2. Institute ranked choice voting with instant runoff in general elections.
  3. Institute nonpartisan redistricting.
  4. Rewrite debate access rules for presidential elections
  5. Run (centrist) independents at all levels.

Phi Beta Iota: Harvard, Yale, and Princeton as well as Stanford are among the primary academic foundations for the Deep State unchallenged power...

13:44

Petrodollar end imminent as China & allies dump it in oil trading "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Beijing has announced plans to start a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold. The step might lead to the emergence of a new Asia-based crude oil benchmark to compete with Brent or West Texas Intermediate futures. RT talked to investing guru and financial commentator Jim Rogers to understand how much of a game changer this could be for an industry dominated by the dollar. "This is just another step in that direction. Many people do not like using US dollars because if the US gets angry at you, they just set enormous pressure on you that can even get you out of business. China, Russia, and other countries understand this, and they are trying to move world trade and world finance away from that," said the Jim Rogers.

13:43

A City on the Hill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria has built its own private city.

A 25-megawatt power plant with gas piped in from the Nigerian capital serves the 5,000 private homes on site, 500 of them built by the churchs construction company. New housing estates are springing up every few months where thick palm forests grew just a few years ago. Education is provided, from creche to university level. The Redemption Camp health centre has an emergency unit and a maternity ward.

On Holiness Avenue, a branch of Tantalisers fast food chain does a brisk trade. There is an on-site post office, a supermarket, a dozen banks, furniture makers and mechanics workshops. An aerodrome and a polytechnic are in the works.

If you wait for the government, it wont get done, says Olubiyi. So the camp relies on the government for very little it builds its own roads, collects its own rubbish, and organises its own sewerage systems. And being well out of Lagos, like the other megachurches camps, means that it has little to do with municipal authorities. Government officials can check that the church is complying with regulations, but they are expected to report to the camps relevant office. Sometimes, according to the head of the power plant, the government sends the technicians running its own stations to learn from them.

There is a police station on site, which occasionally deals with a death or the disappearance of a child, but the camps security is mostly provided by its small army of private guards in blue uniforms. They direct traffic, deal with crowd control, and stop children who havent paid for the wristband from going into Emmanuel Park home to the aforementioned ferris wheel.

As in Gurgaon, India, where the government fails opportunities are opened for entrepreneurs who think big.

The post A City on the Hill appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

13:42

UK to supply Qatar with Eurofighter jets in billion-dollar arms deal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Qatar's defence ministry is set to purchase 24 of the advanced jets from BAE Systems

13:40

Bad Policy For Big Media: Turnbulls $60m Media Bailout Wont Fix Journalism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Matilda wont be lining up for government funding following the announcement of a media bailout package. Chris Graham explains why.

I learned an important lesson about myself from a close friend recently. Apparently, if something makes me anxious, then thats what Im compelled to go and do.

My names Chris Graham, Im the owner and editor of New Matilda, the most self-defeating independent publication in Australia, and Im a counterphobic.

One of the things thats made me anxious recently is the passing of the federal governments legislation to free up cross-media ownership.

Long story short, under the new laws, the big media companies that consistently perpetrate the big media scandals will get even bigger. You can guess what will happen with their scandals.

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The deal is as dirty as it gets, and was designed to advantage the Murdochs of the world, while smashing the Guardians. Interestingly, I remember the last debate we had on loosening cross media ownership laws a decade ago. It was fever-pitch. This time around, the battered, bruised Australian media have laid down. Theres nothing like self-interest mixed with failing business models to shut people up.

But in truth, I dont spend a lot of my time worrying about the big guys. I do, however, spend a lot of my energy worrying about small independent publishing, in which I have an obvious interest. On that front, in exchange for his support to get the Turnbull governments legislation through, Senator Nick Xenophon negotiated a three-year $60 million innovation fund for small publishers. Small publishers like me. You can read all about it here.

If you cant be bothered, heres the prcis of the politics behind it: The Turnbull government is going to spend $60 million of your taxes buying a Senators vote to pass bad legislation designed to advantage some of the most powerful media corporations in the world. Because political donations.

Thats how theyre going to fix the media problem in Australia. And thats the part thats making me really anxious.

So, embr...

13:38

Arthur Melville "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arthur Melville (1855-1904) was a Scottish watercolor painter known for his unusual use of color and impressionistic style. I was inspired to look him up by this painting, The Music Boat, Venice, which I find delightful. Its date is listed as 1904, so it must have been one of his last works.

He was born at Loanhead-of-Guthrie in Angus, a real out-of-the way place. I haven't read anything about his family but he must have been born to money, because he studied in Paris and did a lot of traveling before he ever had much success as a painter. This is the first painting he exhibited at the Royal Academy, A Cabbage Garden, 1877.

Zooming in on the cabbages you can see the rather wayward treatment of color that was his hallmark.

13:37

North Korea and the UN Sanctions Merry Go Round "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

56345345On 11 September 2017 the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2375 imposing further sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test. This was the latest and ninth such resolution since 2006. There is no reason to believe that it will be any more successful in achieving its purported objectives than any of the other previous resolutions.

The commentary in the western media surrounding the latest North Korean nuclear test treats the problem in an historical vacuum. North Korea has good reason to be distrustful of attempts to limit its nuclear program. It appears to have been forgotten by those commentators that North Korea, with Russian and Chinese assistance, fought a devastating war in 1950-1953.

Neither North nor South Korea were blameless for the onset of that war, but it was only given a veneer of legitimacy as a United Nations operation because the United States took advantage of a boycott by the Soviet Union of the Security Council (over the refusal to recognise the Peoples Republic of China as the legitimate representative of China) to launch its grossly misnamed Police action.

During that war, that has never formally ended, North Korea was devastated. Every town and city was reduced to rubble; its agriculture destroyed through chemical warfare; napalm was used on civilian populations; and more than three million of its citizens were killed.

American troops have occupied South Korea ever since. Through threats, military exercises on or near its borders, blockades of its territorial waters, and a relentless propaganda war, North Korea has been in a state of effective siege ever since the 1953 armistice.

There was a modest thaw during the Clinton administration in the 1990s, where an Agreed Framework was negotiated, which included North Korea signing the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The agreement provided for regular inspections by the IAEA to ensure North Koreas compliance with the NPT.

In return, the Americans agreed to provide light water reactors for peaceful civilian use. That part of the deal, vital for North Koreas energy requirements, was never kept. That and other violations of the agreement led to North Korea resuming the secret enrichment of uranium.

With some good faith on both sides it might have been possible to rescue the situation from sliding ine...

13:34

[OSSN-0081] sha512_crypt is insufficient for password hashing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Luke Hinds on Sep 17

sha512_crypt is insufficient for password hashing
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### Summary ###

Use of sha512_crypt for password hashing in versions of Keystone prior
to Pike, is insufficient and provides limited protection against
brute-forcing of password hashes.

### Affected Services / Software ###
OpenStack Identity Service (Keystone). OpenStack Releases Ocata, Newton.

### Discussion ###

Keystone uses sha512_crypt for...

13:30

Tom Atlee: The Fall and Rise of Truth, Trust, and Societys Capacity for Wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tom Atlee

The fall and rise of truth, trust and societys capacity for wisdom

We are in a period that is sometimes called the post-truth era, with a disturbing subtext that it might also be post-trust. Where do we turn for people, information, institutions that we can fully trust, that are dependably truthful especially for ALL of us diverse people who find ourselves sharing public spaces and challenges with others we dont understand and may even detest or fear as driven by evil designs and deranged narratives?

13:30

Bitcoin, CDN$ Ross Clark. Gold, Silver, Cryptos Gerald Celente. Taxes Ted Dixon. AMY.V, GET.V (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bitcoin, CDN$ Ross Clark. Gold, Silver, Cryptos Gerald Celente. Taxes Ted Dixon. AMY.V, GET.V Video Talk Digital Network Ross Clark Bitcoin, Canadian Dollar email: ross.clark@cibc.ca Gerald Celente Gold, Silver, Crypto Currencies, Canadian & US...

The post Bitcoin, CDN$ Ross Clark. Gold, Silver, Cryptos Gerald Celente. Taxes Ted Dixon. AMY.V, GET.V (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:30

Libtard fantasies: Superman protects illegal aliens from white supremacist with a machine gun "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The super hero is now a full-blown SJW. From Hollywood Reporter: In the recent issue of Action Comics #987, The Oz Effect, released Wednesday, Superman arrives in the nick of time to protect a group of undocumented immigrants illegal aliens Continue reading

13:30

Underwriters - republished 17 September 2017 - Not an appeal for donations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(re-published as a re-statement of SST policy) Having had 17 million, 200 thousand visits in the last 12 years, (now - 17 September, 2017 - half a million more page views) I have decided once again to seek underwriters (sponsors)...

13:26

Go after enemies of Nigeria Osinbajo charges military. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://dailhttp://dailypost.ng/2017/09/17/go-enemies-nigeria-osinbajo-charges-military/ypost.ng/2017/09/17/go-enemies-nigeria-osinbajo-charges-military/Filed under: Uncategorized

13:25

Im Not As Okay With Being Gay As I Thought I Was "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Queer identity in the age of a same-sex marriage postal survey life was hard enough, but right now it feels a whole lot harder for Gene Smith.

For many people of my generation, the same-sex marriage postal survey is our first taste of active state-sanctioned discrimination. Were dealing with this whilst still coming to terms with our identities, and what it means to be queer.

If any of you boys came home and told me you were gay, Id probably disown you, says Mum casually as we are watching the Sydney Mardi Gras on TV, her brow furrowed in mild disgust.

I am 13 and think I might be gay; her words are like a bomb going off, the ringing in my ears drowning out the TV.

We love you, no matter what. And who knows? Maybe its just a phase. My grandfather embraced me after I told him I was gay.

What? Mums eyes widened and her hands jerked the steering wheel of the car, sending us swerving. Im never going to have grandchildren she later cried.

Faggot! someone screamed from a passing car. I pretended I didnt hear, but thought about it for weeks after. Sometimes I still think about it.

Since when did you start sounding so gay? my best friend laughed, having not seen me for a few months.

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I dont like him hes a poof, quipped my brother about a boy he doesnt like at school. Whats wrong with being a poof? I quipped back.

Marriage should be between a man and woman! Being gay is unnatural! reads a comment on an online article. I clicked on the womans name, and discover she lives in my hometown.

Shes Facebook friends with members of my family.

I had probably been with Mum down the main street as they smiled at each other in passing.

You can never be too careful, said a boy I dated once, after he snatched his hand from mine as we were walking down the street.

I probably feel a bit threatened, chuckled Tony Abbott, on screen and in front of the nation, in answer to a question about how homosexuality makes him feel.

Im not as okay with being gay as I thought I was, admitted the boy I like, my shoulder wet with his tears.

Hes been out for less than a year. His mother, for religious reasons, is voting no in the marriage survey.

He loves her, and I have no doubt that she loves him. Its complicated.

Above are a just a few of the words said to me over the course of m...

13:25

Kuwaiti diplomats move to expel North Korean envoy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Kuwait has given North Korea's ambassador a month to leave the Gulf state and will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Pyongyang

13:24

Terrorism Charge: Nnamdi Kanu flees, goes into hiding. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://saharareporters.com/2017/09/17/terrorism-charge-nnamdi-kanu-flees-goes-hidingFiled under: Uncategorized

13:23

Oracle Now Supports Btrfs RAID5/6 On Their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Besides incorporating the RHEL 7.4 changes from Red Hat into their recent Oracle Linux update, their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) has received a few updates of its own...

Oracle Now Supports Btrfs RAID5/6 On Their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Besides incorporating the RHEL 7.4 changes from Red Hat into their recent Oracle Linux update, their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) has received a few updates of its own...

13:18

Gold Trending Bullish as Disaster Looms "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In an ominous turn of events, Hurricane Irma rapidly gathered momentum to become a Category 5 storm with raging winds in the region of 185 mph. As it bears down on the Florida coast line, the US is bracing for maximum impact. This Act of God has the capacity to cause hundreds of billions of

13:17

There is Only One Way to Protect Yourself from Credit Agency Fraud and Incompetence (Equifax) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Equifax false flag attack will never touch my family. This article and accompanying short video will explain why I am not worried about Equifax and their total lack of cyber-security.

The Boobs From Equifax

Before I tell you how it is possible to avoid credit agency fraud and incompetence, I wanted all of you to know that what a complete bunch of incompetent boobs work at Equifax. This pillar of excellent credit reporting has my wife working at a place she has never worked at. These morons shaved 10 years off of my age and there is no mention of my corporation that is my main source of income. If you cannot get Equifax to accurately report your either spouses place of employment, or yours, and if they cannot get your age right, then what good are they? The are complete, incompetent idiots. But not to worry, we will never have any anxiety about Equifax ever again.

Did you know that the corporations that support credit agencies like Equifax, they actually benefit from these so-called data breaches. Their corporate owners and/or sponsors keep making sales that they ordinarily would not make. The banks honor the identity theft and ruin the credit of the identity theft victim and it takes years and tens of thousands of dollars to straighten it out. Meanwhile, corporate profits are increased and when the credit report is corrected, the money does not get repayed to the banks. The corporate and banking victims write off the losses AFTER they have already experienced a financial benefit. And of course, the loss is passed on to the consumers. That would be you.

Here is how we get around the Equifax scam

As you can see, we dont use credit agencies. The only things that can h...

13:16

Army to launch Operation Crocodile smile in the SSouth, SWest. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://punchng.com/army-to-launch-operation-crocodile-in-ssouth-swest/Filed under: Uncategorized

13:13

Prayer and Meditation for Monday, September 18, 2017 The Humility of the Centurion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 443

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Reading 1 1 TM 2:1-8

Beloved:
First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers,
petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
for kings and for all in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
who wills everyone to be saved
and to come to knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God.
There is also one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus,
who gave himself as ransom for all.

This was the testimony at the proper time.
For this I was appointed preacher and Apostle
(I am speaking the truth, I am not lying),
teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

It is my wish, then, that in every place the men should pray,
lifting up holy hands, without anger or argument.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 28:2, 7, 8-9

R. (6) Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.
Hear the sound of my pleading, when I cry to you,
lifting up my hands toward your holy shrine.
R. Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.
The LORD is my strength and my shield.
In him my heart trusts, and I find help;
then my heart exults, and with my song I give him thanks.
R. Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard my prayer.
The LORD is the strength of his people,
the saving refuge of his anointed.
Save your people, and bless your inheritance;
feed them, and carry them forever!
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13:10

Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales by Phil Butler Journal-NEO Did you read the latest news that Vladimir Putin is rich and evil? Oh, you dont read anymore, more power to you. Fake news has it that the...

The post Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:10

On Narendra Modis Birthday, Will He Remember Those Fighting for the Narmada? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For people living by the Narmada in Madhya Pradeshs Nimar, Modis birthday is being seen as a death day for their homes and livelihoods.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI

September 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modis birthday, is to be celebrated with much pomp on the banks of the Narmada in his home state of Gujarat. Hundreds of saffron-clad sadhus and holy men are to grace the occasion and the waters of the Narmada river are to be brought to flow in Gujarat.

Across the border in Madhya Pradesh, however, Modis janamdin (birthday) is being seen as the marandin (death day) of their homes and livelihoods by thousands of rural families in the Nimar region.

These are the people for whom Ma Narmada has been a beneficent deity for centuries. Her banks are dotted with shrines, temples, mazaars and masjids. Villages and small settlements in the area have built and cared for their ghats, which witness not only aarti and daily prayers being offered to the river, but also the tethering and loosening of numerous boats which ferry people across and a...

13:09

VIDEO: Nigerian soldiers torture IPOB members, force them to sleep in and drink dirty water. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://mobile.twitter.com/SaharaReporters/status/908028333304229888Filed under: Uncategorized

13:07

Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 16 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two of Americas most populous states, Texas and Florida, are in hurricane ruins, and Washington is fomenting more wars.

The US national debt is now over $20 trillion, and Washington is fomenting more wars.
Paul Craig Roberts. Behold a Pale Horse, and its Rider is Death. 12 september 2017

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13:07

Arrested Protestors say FERC is a Corrupt Agency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arrest of Andrew Hinz, 25 year FERC veteran

Disruption of U.S. Senate hearing includes a 25-year veteran of FERC

From an Article by Fossil Free Rhode Island, September 9, 2017

Three activists with Beyond Extreme Energy disrupted Thursdays Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nominations of the final two members to join Trumps FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Committee). One of the arrestees was a 25-year veteran of the agency.

FERC is the agency that approved the expansion of the fracked gas pipeline and the compressor station, the site of the proposed gigawatt Invenergy power plant in Burrillville. Approval by FERC is also required for the National Grid liquefaction facility planned at Fields Point in the Port of Providence.

At Thursdays committee hearing, when Chairwoman Senator Murkowski asked the nominees, Richard Glick and Kevin McIntyre, to stand, Andrew Hinz also stood and shouted:
Have a conscience! FERC is destroying the atmosphere!

In a prepared statement, Hinz wrote:

Because I spent 25 years working at FERC, I am compelled to speak out. It is abundantly clear now that natural gas is not a safe bridge fuel. We must divert any proposed investment in fossil fuel infrastructure not required for safety to a rapid transition to sustainable energy. FERC is broken and in dire need of a reset. It must take into account solid, overwhelming evidence of climate impacts and, instead of permitting fossil fuel expansion projects, it must support and aggressively promote incorporation of sustainable energy into our grid. Until FERC is reset, we are witnessing an undemocratic, non-representative process that is merely an extension of the fossil fuel industry and is destroying our atmosphere and poisoning our water. My message to our legislators: find your conscience before it is too latewhile there is still time to keep our planet habitable.

Ted Glick, a New Jersey-based activist who was arrested at a similar hearing for Trumps first two nominees to FERC, stood and repeatedly asked Congress to investigate FERC. The agencys abuses of law and power have been exhaustively documented by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which hosted a speak-out at the National Press Club last year.

Ted Glick met earlier this year wi...

13:06

Ex-Muslim Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi dies at age 34 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nabeel Qureshi was that rarest of things today: an honest man. A man who would pursue the truth no matter where it took him, and no matter what the cost. I didnt know him well. I had the honor of meeting him in Ohio in 2009, at Pamela Gellers rally for his fellow ex-Muslim, Rifqa []

13:06

NNPC to shut down three refineries for repairs. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://m.guardian.ng/news/nnpc-to-shut-down-three-refineries-for-repairs/Filed under: Uncategorized

13:05

Tom Engelhardt 253 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"




[Note for TomDispatch Readers: Dont forget our special offers on historian Alfred McCoys just-published Dispatch Book (already in its second printing!): In the...

13:05

Anambra Polls: IGP okays deployment of 21,084 officers. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-east/243132-anambra-polls-igp-okays-deployment-21084-officers.htmlFiled under: Uncategorized

13:02

Fundamentalist Christians "March of Life" in Berlin against abortions accompanied by counter protests "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

About 5,000 fundamentalist Christians attended the annual March for life in Berlin against abortions. The march was accompanied by counter protests of left wing and feminist activists. Riot police had to intervene several times to remove activists from the right wing march.

Blockades forced the Fundamentalists to shorten their route. Journalists were verbally and physically attacked by the participants of the March of Life.

13:00

Acoma Pueblo Couture Brand Competing for Designer of the Year at Phoenix Fashion Week "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published September 17, 2017

PHOENIX The culturally fueled designs of ACONAV return to the Phoenix Fashion Week Runway this fall among top emerging global brands. Designer, Loren Aragon has been in competition for the 2017 Designer of the Year as part of the Designer Bootcamp program since June. ACONAV continues to become a recognizable name in the southwest as more people have become aware of the growing popularity of Native Fashion. After a second-place finish, last year in the Bootcamp program, Aragon looks to take his fashions to the premier stage bringing a new line of garments which will showcase his 2018 Spring/Summer Collection.

The Phoenix Fashion Week event will be held October 5 7, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort.

The stage highlights top emerging brands that are handpicked by the Phoenix Fashion Week organization. This year 15 emerging designer brands which include accessory designers, come together in a very diverse class. This will be the second year in a row that Native Fashion is represented with the return of ACONAV which ties the rich pottery culture of the Acoma Pueblo into elegant designs made with luxury fabrics. This year Aragon takes his couture styling to a new level by incorporating metalwork into his designs. Ive always wanted to challenge my designs with highlights of metalwork, explains Loren. Ive had this need to raise the couture level in my work, adding to its uniqueness and tie everything I love to do as a fashion designer and multimedia artist.

The Phoenix Fashion Week runway showcase is a three-day event that starts on the evening of October 5th and ends with its final showcase on the evening of October 7th at the Talking Stick Resort...

13:00

10 Sunday Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

My easy like Sunday morning reads:  Mass Psychology Supports the Pricey Stock Market (New York Times) Engineering Ubers Self-Driving Car Visualization Platform for the Web (Uber)  You Are Already Living Inside a Computer (The Atlantic) Advisor Firms Be Crazy (Retirement Viewpoints)  Meet the Earths Largest Money-Market Fund (Wall Street Journal) Scott Pruitts Crimes Against Nature:  Trumps EPA

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13:00

Take a Time-Lapse or Bake a Cake with this Kitchen Timer Panning Rig "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Seems like the first thing the new GoPro owner wants to do is a time-lapse sequence. And with good reason time-lapses are cool. But they can be a bit bland without a little camera motion, like that provided by a dirt-cheap all-mechanical panning rig.

Lets hope [JackmanWorks] time-lapse shots are under an hour, since he based his build on a simple wind-up kitchen timer, the likes of which can be had for a buck or two at just about any store. The timers guts were liberated from the case and a simple wooden disc base with a 1/4-20 threaded insert for a tripod screw was added. The knob, wisely left intact so the amount of time left in the shot is evident, has a matching bolt for the cameras tripod socket. Set up the shot, wind up the timer, and let it rip at 1/60 of an RPM. Some sample time-lapse shots are in the video below.

Turning this into a super-simple powered slider for dollying during a time-lapse wouldnt be too tough if youve already got a nice pantograph slide rig built.

[via r/DIY]


Filed under: digital cameras hacks

12:55

SCIENCE FOR SALE: Shocking emails reveal editor of food science journal was secretly on Monsantos payroll at $400 per hour "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Natural News) The following bombshell story appears on GM Watch and was published on August 2, 2017. It appears on the same day that the New York Times published another bombshell story revealing Forbes.com to be a propaganda rag for Monsanto. Whats abundantly clear in all this is how Monsantos web of criminality, lies and deceit is rapidly unraveling, and the evil corporation is facing billions of dollars in damages from multiple lawsuits across the country.

Read this article from GM Watch and learn just how devious and criminal Monsanto has become. It is truly the most evil corporation on the planet, and it bankrolls evil, corrupt people like Bruce Chassy, Jon Entine and A. Wallace Hayes. Every effort to retract science papers that exposed the toxicity of GMOs and glyphosate, we now know, was orchestrated by Monsanto through a network of bribery and fraud that even ensnared the editors of science journals. No corporation has corrupted science more than Monsanto, and it is very telling that science propagandists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye have joined the efforts of Monsanto to lie to the world and suppress scientific truth in order to protect the profits of the worlds most evil (and dangerous) corporation.

Heres the full story from GM Watch. Also see this page of court discovery documents, listed on USRTK.org.

Uncovered: Monsanto campaign to get Sralini study retracted

Documents released in US cancer litigation show Monsantos desperate attempts to suppress a study that showed adverse effects of Roundup herbicide  and that the editor of the journal that retracted the study had a contractual relationship with the company. Claire Robinson reports

Internal Monsanto documents released by attorneys leading US cancer litigation show that the company launched a concerted campaign to force the retraction of a study that revealed toxic effects of Roundup. The documents also show that the editor of the journal that fi...

12:50

I Agree With Jimmy Carter, Talk To North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I Agree With Jimmy Carter, Talk To North Korea

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12:48

GCC 5.5 Will Come Before Killing Off GCC5 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek has announced that GCC 5.5 will be released soon...

GCC 5.5 Will Come Before Killing Off GCC5 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Red Hat's Jakub Jelinek has announced that GCC 5.5 will be released soon...

12:47

Guerre au Ymen : l'armement occidental de la coalition arabe en question "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Dernire modification : 14/09/2017

Guerre au Ymen : l'armement occidental de la coalition arabe en question


Depuis mars 2015, l'Arabie saoudite est la tte d'une coalition de pays arabes qui mnent une guerre au Ymen pour renverser les milices Houthis, proches de l'Iran, qui ont pris le contrle notamment de la capitale Sanaa. Mais deux ans et demi plus tard, c'est un chec et la guerre a fait des milliers de morts, dont de nombreux de civils. Des ONG dnoncent la responsabilit des tats-Unis et des pays de l'Union europenne qui fournissent des armes la coalition arabe.

Une mission prpare par Patrick Lovett et Christopher Davis.


12:46

Statin scam exposed: Cholesterol drugs cause rapid aging, brain damage and diabetes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(NaturalNews) Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, has recently come under fire after a study revealed that they destroy human health more than they work to improve it.

Sadly, many people take statin drugs, which are commonly known by brand names including Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. Prescription drug spending in the U.S. shot up to about $374 billion in 2014, representing the highest level of spending since 2001. Statins undoubtedly made up a significant portion of this spending, and now consumers who take such drugs have much more to worry about than the dent its making in their wallets.

The study, which was published in the American Journal of Physiology, states that statins impact on other biologic properties of stem cells provides a novel explanation for their adverse clinical effects. Specifically, the study states that such adverse effects include advancing the process of aging and also notes that long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy, neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes. Myopathy refers to skeletal muscle weakness.

Statins make cells unable to repair properly, create nerve problems and destroy memory

Experts involved in the study suggest that the health problems associated with statins have likely been downplayed through the years. In reality, those taking such cholesterol-lowering drugs have been experiencing cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, muscle pain and memory loss. Simply put, the drugs have been found to tamper with cells in such a way that their primary purpose of reproducing and helping the body repair is thwarted. With that comes the onset of terrible health issues or the worsening of existing ones.

Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the published study, says, Our study shows statins may speed up the ageing process. People who use statins as a preventative medicine for [health] should think again as our research shows they may have general unwanted effects on the body which could include muscle pain, nerve problems and joint problems.

Despite health problems linked to statin drugs, FDA says people shouldnt be scared of them

While the FDA notes on its web site that Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users and that People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes, they also maintain its safety and effectiveness. The site directs peoples attention to the advice of Amy G. Egan, M.D., M.P.H., who is the deputy director for safety in the FDAs Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Pr.........

12:45

Marxist Mayor De Blasio wants your property (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Marxist Mayor De Blasio wants your property Video Ken Schortgen, Jr. The Daily Economist Video Source

The post Marxist Mayor De Blasio wants your property (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:42

Facebook opens an A.I. research outpost in Canada "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In addition to opening the lab, Facebook has committed about $5.75 million to support AI research at McGill, the University of Montreal, the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the company said in a Facebook blog post on Friday. Alphabet and Microsoft also have invested in AI at McGill and the University of Montreal.

The move comes a week after IBM said it would spend $240 million on a new AI lab in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Facebook will support Canadian AI research in addition to setting up a lab in Montreal.

12:36

Misplaced American Healthcare Exceptionalism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A popular myth perpetuated about the US healthcare system is that it is the best in the world and the envy of other nations.

The people saying these things are absolutely right. The US healthcare system is the best for the richest of the rich, pharmaceutical companies, specialist doctors and the insurance industry. And it is the envy of other nations but only impoverished countries such as Sudan, Haiti and Syria.

However, if the US system is compared to the rest of the industrialized world, Uncle Sam gets only a participation trophy. And if Americans had any idea of what healthcare systems in other countries offer and at what cost they would rightfully revolt.

The truth is, the US is really tops in only one key category: per capita healthcare costs. On average, Americans pay more than $9,000 annually. That is more than twice the amount people in the rest of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries are paying on average.

But while Americans are spending more, they are getting less. The US is mediocre when it comes to healthcare-related statistics, such as life expectancy, density of physicians, hospital beds per capita, and many more. In others, for example infant mortality, the US lags behind its peers.

And its not just the quality of care that is lacking. Though the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of uninsured in the US, nearly 30 million Americans still dont have health insurance. Thats almost 9% of the population. Thats woeful compared to the rest of OECD countries, all but three of which provide their population with universal or near-universal health coverage.

So if the US insures a lower percentage of its population and only provides average care which in some areas is a charitable description why does it spend more than 17% of its entire GDP (more than $3 trillion annually) on healthcare-related expenses? And why are Americans kept in the dark about paying so much more for less?

One major reason is that prescription drugs and services from specialist physicians cost twice as much in the US than elsewhere. And it is the lobbying of those two groups, as well as that of the insurance industry (and a few other high-stakes players), that has contributed to a healthcare system that works best for providers instead of consumers.

Their lobbying has helped to pull the wool over the eyes of Americans with regard to the quality of their healthcare or how difficult...

12:31

Muslim Brotherhood Men in DC to Push Political Islam "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

People attend the Muslim-Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) annual convention in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 2017. People attend the Muslim-Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) annual convention in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 2017. (Photo NOVA SAFO / AFP / Getty Images)

 

Not only does the Muslim Brotherhood have numerous affiliates operating in the United States, but now this leading Islamist organization is trying to influence American policy.

The Muslim Brotherhood supports terrorist organizations and seeks to impose a caliphate on Western society. Brotherhood entities are designated terrorist organizations in Russia, the UAE, Egypt and Saud Arabia. But not in the U.S.

A detailed report in the London-based Al-Arab highlights the lengths to which the Brotherhood is going to change perceptions in the U.S.

Since Donald Trump entered the Oval office, theres been growing concern in the movement about the negative way in which it is viewed on Capitol Hill.

The Brotherhood is reaching out to past and present officials from the Obama administration who were sympathetic towards the cause of political Islam, a Washington source told the weekly paper.

Former Egyptian government minister Omar Daraj and Cordoba Foundation CEO Anas Altikriti reportedly sent out feelers in D.C. to arrange meetings with high-profile Americans. The former British prime minister is among those who believe Cordoba is a Brotherhood front in the UK.

 

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12:29

Pangu Pati leader Sam Basil explains move "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pangu Pati leader Sam Basil  has said  that his defection to the government ranks   wasnt at all desperate for portfolios in the government but the move was to safeguard the partys future in the coming months and in the 5 years term of the current government.

There may be casualties in moving into the government ranks or even remaining in the Opposition but in weighing the move as a responsible leader, the casualties of staying in opposition are greater than crossing the floor, said Mr. Basil.
Mr. Basil also denied having any disagreements with the Opposition leadership saying he moved to the government with a good heart and believed in the leadership of Patrick Pruaitch as the Opposition leader.
Pangu Pati also welcomed 2 new members into its camp, in Lae MP John Rosso and Lufa MP Moriape Kavori.

12:26

WH presses Kurdistan to cancel its independence referendum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq defiantly going ahead with a scheduled independence referendum on September 25, the White House has released a statement announcing that it "does not support" the move. The White House claims that the upcoming referendum "is distracting from efforts to defeat ISIS and stabilize the liberated areas" and that "holding the referendum in disputed areas is particularly provocative and destabilizing." The referendum has received condemnation globally with major world actors calling for the cancellation of the vote. It however remains unlikely that the referendum will be cancelled and it is expected that the majority of people will vote for independence.

12:22

Lunar Regolilth "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Global Space Organization plans to utilize lunar regolith as a construction material when we build our GSO Lunar Station One, but lunar regolith also contains many elements that can be utilized to sustain life and human habitation on the lunar surface.

Averages of these elements found:
Oxygen % 60.9
Silicon % 16.4
Aluminum % 9.4
Calcium % 5.8
Magnesium % 4.2
Iron % 2.3
Sodium % 0.4
Titanium % 0.3

There are many traces elements found as well that could be used to refine plastics, produce sugars, vitamins and harness gasses such as neon and helium.

12:22

Catalonias Defiance of Spanish Authority Turns into Rebellion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Do not underestimate the power of Spanish democracy.

With these words, eerily reminiscent of a line once spoken by Star Wars villain Darth Vader, Spains Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought to a close a week of frenzied drama. It began with a foiled attempt by the Spanish police to close down the official website for the Catalan independence referendum. As often happens with web-based raids, the official site was up and running again within minutes, albeit with a different domain name.

Next, the Public Prosecutors office ruled that the referendum is now illegal beyond all doubt and instructed the Civil Guard, National Police, Catalan Police (Mossos dEsquadra) and local police forces to act to stop it. It also launched criminal investigations against the entire Catalan government, the Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, the leaders of two separatist municipal associations and more than 700 Catalan mayors (representing 75% of Catalonias municipalities) for agreeing to cooperate with the planned plebiscite.

On Friday, Spains Finance Ministry joined the fracas by introducing a motion that would hand Madrid much greater control over how Catalonia spends its money in an effort to block the regional government from using state cash to pay for an illegal independence referendum. It has also frozen Catalonias monthly advance of the national liquidity fund (FLA), worth some 1.4 billion a month, and demanded that banks report any transactions related to the referendum vote to the central government.

The ultimate goal is to turn the Catalan regional government into an empty shell of an institution one that has no autonomy, or for that matter any practical function or purpose

Continue reading the article


Filed under: Catalan Independence, Spain

12:19

Cannabis Beats 'Incurable' Brain Tumor After Chemo Fails "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years.

After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but to no avail scans revealed no change, and doctors gave her between six and 18 months to live.

In desperation, Lynn eliminated sugar and processed foods from her diet (which was the best thing she could have done), and started researching alternative treatments.

Initially skeptical about the healing powers of cannabis oil but feeling that she had nothing to lose, Lynn decided to give it a shot. Her results were nothing short of miraculous.


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12:18

Watch out for these nine TOXIC ingredients in your toothpaste "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Natural News) Everyone wants to have a clean and healthy smile, and achieving one involves the practice of good oral hygiene. But accomplishing that can be difficult when a good number of commercial toothpastes are made with questionable ingredients. These ingredients can range from endocrine disruptors to carcinogens all of them have no business being near your teeth and gums. Before you squeeze a dollop of toothpaste onto your toothbrush, look out for these ingredients:

1. Aspartame  A controversial artificial sweetener associated with a plethora of health problems, including but not limited to weakness and fatigue, abdominal cramps, weight gain and nausea.

2. Carrageenan  This particular ingredient is derived from red seaweed, or Irish moss, and is used to thicken and stabilize natural toothpastes. Repeated consumption of carrageenan has been linked to skin rashes and gastrointestinal problems.

3. Diethanolamine  A common ingredient in foaming products, diethanolamine (DEA) is at best a mild eye and skin irritant, and at worst a hormone disruptor that can potentially form carcinogenic nitrates. Exposing your skin to DEA has even been linked to heightened risk of kidney and liver cancer.

4. FD&C Blue #1 and #2  The brilliant blue color of toothpaste can be attributed to these ingredients. Their benefits to toothpaste are purely cosmetic, however. Swallowing these dyes can irritate your respiratory and digestive systems. FD&C Blue #1 has been linked to learning and behavioral problems in children.

5. Fluoride  Once touted as a solution to building strong teeth, fluoride has since been exposed as a downright unsafe toothpaste ingredient with a shocking number of negative health effects. From disrupting your immune system, to decreasing adrenal and thyroid gland function, theres almost nothing to be gained from fluoride. In addition, ingesting too much fluoride can result in fluoride toxicity, which includes such symptoms as vomiting, skin rashes and headaches.

6. Propylene glycol  This surfactant and wetting agent has a variety of uses outside of being a toothpaste ingredient, most famous of which is as a component...

12:15

Equifax Sacks 2 Executives, Turns Devious to Stop You from Demanding a Credit Freeze "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Equifax Sacks 2 Executives, Turns Devious to Stop You from Demanding a Credit Freeze by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Theyre terrified a mass credit freeze will crush revenues. Shares of Equifax dropped another 4% today, including after-hours, to $92.70....

The post Equifax Sacks 2 Executives, Turns Devious to Stop You from Demanding a Credit Freeze appeared first on The Daily Coin.

12:09

Sanobar, 11-years-old girl is abducted and raped by warlords (with photos) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

November 5, 2006 -- Sanobar, an 11-years-old daughter of Gulsha, an Afghan widow, has been abducted, raped and then exchanged with a dog by warlords in Aliabad district of Kondoz province in North of Afghanistan.

WomanKind: No real change for Afghan women "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 31, 2006 -- An international women's rights group says guarantees given to Afghan women after the fall of the Taleban in 2001 have not translated into real change. Womankind Worldwide says millions of Afghan women and girls continue to face systematic discrimination and violence in their households and communities.

Social problems behind women's suicide in Helmand "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 23, 2006 -- According to Women Affairs Department ill-treatment, domestic disputes and economic problems are behind the increasing incidents of women committing suicide in the southern volatile Helmand province, also known as centre of poppy cultivation. The officials said about 18 to 20 women, most of them young girls, had committed suicide during this year in the province. Of the 20 only four girls took their lives in the last month.

Stone Age still lingers on in Bamyan, many live in caves "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

October 18, 2006 -- Those living in caves near Buddha statue in the central Bamyan province have not enough stuff to offer to their honourable guests at this special day of the year, contrary to people serving their guests with dry fruit and sweets in other parts of the country. Of the total 3,000 caves at sides of Buddha statue, about 300 of the families are living in the caves.

12:08

Trump was right! Police first held 'refugee boy', 18, arrested at Dover over bucket bomb TWO WEEKS AGO but let him go, say neighbours - as officers finally raid home of MBE foster couple who took him in "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Officers arrested an 18-year-old suspected of plotting the attack in a dramatic swoop at the port of Dover on Saturday. The teen who is being held at a London police station is thought to have been a problematic foster child who was allegedly arrested two weeks ago near to where the attack took place before being freed. If true, this appears to suggest that President Donald Trumps much criticized tweet revealing the suspect was known to British law enforcement was not entirely wrong. Police also said they are keeping an open mind on whether there was more than one person responsible for the Parsons Green bombing Serena Barber, 47, who has known the couple all her life and lives in a property backing on to theirs, said: They have two boys at the moment, both are foreign. One is very quiet and polite, the other who is 18 is awful. I know about two weeks ago he was arrested by police at Parsons Green, for what I dont know and returned back to Penny and Ron. After that Penny said she was going to have to stop caring for him, she couldnt handle him. Read more: Trump was right! Police first held refugee boy, 18, arrested at Dover over bucket bomb TWO WEEKS AGO but let him go, say neighbours as officers finally raid home of MBE foster couple who took him in

12:06

Londons Commuter Train Bombing: Terrorism or False Flag? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Suspicions of state-sponsored foul play are warranted because so many previous false flags occurred in Europe and America though its too soon to know if Britain staged Fridays incident. ISIS claiming responsibility is meaningless. They do it all the time, its Amaq propaganda agency announcing it, media scoundrels reporting it like gospel truth. Previous London underground bombings occurred on July 7, 2005. The so-called 7/7 incident included multiple attacks on the citys public transport system during the morning rush hour for maximum disruption and casualties. At precisely the same time, an anti-terror drill was ongoing, simulating real attacks likely no coincidence. Israels London embassy warned Scotland Yard about the 7/7 bombings in advance, Israeli Army Radio saying Scotland Yard had intelligence warnings of the attacks a short time before they occurred, yet failed to take precautions or issue warnings. Israels then-finance minister Netanyahu was told not to attend an economic conference in the city where he was scheduled to speak. Other dignitaries were warned in advance, not the public. The 7/7 attack was state-sponsored terrorism to heighten fear, at the time to justify Britains unjustifiable involvement in US aggressive wars. Read more: Londons Commuter Train Bombing: Terrorism or False Flag?

12:04

Neocon case against Iran nuclear deal one big lie: Ron Paul "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former US Congressman and political analyst Ron Paul says the neoconservative case against the Iran nuclear deal is one big lie, and wonders why President Donald Trump listens to American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and neocons when it comes to Iran. Dr. Paul, a three-time American presidential candidate and the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, made the remarks in a recent interview after Trump accused Iran of violating the spirit of the international nuclear deal. The Iran deal is one of the worst deals Ive ever seen, certainly at a minimum the spirit of the deal is atrociously kept, Trump said on Thursday, after the US Department of the Treasury announced economic sanctions on 11 individuals and companies in Iran. Dr. Paul said that Trump has been consistent in his animosity toward Iran and especially the Iran deal. Read more: Neocon case against Iran nuclear deal one big lie: Ron Paul

12:02

Irans Revolutionary Guards infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion commander "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) operatives managed to infiltrate US military command centers and obtain documents allegedly proving collusion between Washington and ISIS terrorists in the region, a top Iranian commander claims. The claim was made by IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh on Friday during a TV interview. We have documents showing the behavior of the Americans in Iraq and Syria. We know what the Americans did there; what they neglected and how they supported Daesh [Islamic State IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL], Press TV cited the commander as saying. If the IRGC receives the green light to release the documents, it would bring more scandals for the US, he said. It is not the first time a top Iranian official has accused the US of aiding terrorists in the region, claiming to have a solid proof of collusion. Read more: Irans Revolutionary Guards infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion commander

12:01

Sunday palate cleanser: Jonasmania "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

First, prime Jonas, Wiener Opernball 2017, and with full timpani, Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, Plus three Making of videos, Dolce Vita, LOpra You Mean the World to Me Dear friends, it is such a pleasure to tell you that my new album LOpra is now available worldwide! Get it here: https://t.co/Z9jclwMLL1 pic.twitter.com/kZUOcbqZqq Jonas []

12:00

Indian Affairs Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Combat Native American Veteran Homelessness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Published September 17, 2017

WASHINGTON Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Tom Udall (D-NM), chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jon Tester (D-MT), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, welcomed the passage of their bipartisan legislation to address Native American veteran homelessness.

The Tribal HUD-VASH Act, introduced by Senator Tester, will renew a joint tribal housing initiative between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, which provides rental and housing assistance to homeless and at-risk homeless veterans in Indian Country.

Today, the committee took an important step forward to help improve the quality of life for Native Americans who courageously served our country,Hoeven said. American Indians have served in our armed forces in higher numbers than any other ethnic group. This bill extends vital resources to our Native American veterans and increases their access to safe, quality housing. I am glad to work with my colleagues in the Senate to quickly pass this bipartisan bill.

Native Americans serve our nation in the military in greater numbers per capita than any other ethnic group and it is critical that this country live up to the promise it made to Native veterans, Tester said.  Without rooves over our heads, it is hard to live productive and healthy lives. This bipartisan bill is important because it provides tribes with resources to ensure that every Native American veteran has access to affordable housing.

Homelessness among Native American veterans is simply unacceptable, Udall said. We owe a solemn debt to these men and women who have given so much in service to our country. Im proud to join in this bipartisan effort to ensure Native veterans in Indian Country have access to safe and affordable housing, and Ill keep fighting to see this crucial legislation become law.

We must always take care of our service members who sacrificed so much for us, Isakson said. I am pleased this bipartisan effort to continue access to housing and support for Native American veterans is moving forward.

HUD-VASH has suppo...

12:00

The NYT"s Yellow Journalism on Russia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Times descent into yellow journalism over Russia recalls the sensationalism of Hearst and Pulitzer leading to the Spanish-American War, but the risks to humanity are much greater now, writes Robert Parry.

12:00

Lost Generation: Millions of Western dollars meant to save Syrian children vanished "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lost Generation: Millions of Western dollars meant to save Syrian children vanished

11:58

Israeli Minister Threatens War With Syria Over Iranian Presence in the Country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ayelet Shaked, the Justice Minister of Israel has just threatened the Syrian government stating that Israel will do what is necessary if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not keep Iran out of Syria. The Israeli government who last week bombed a Syrian military outpost, killing two soldiers have now verbally challenged the Syrian government in the form of offering an ultimatum. The threats towards Syria come a time when the Assad government forces have all but extinguished the presence of Daesh in Syria and are coming close to completely ending the war. Israel meanwhile seem to be having an anxiety attack over the current situation and have been beating hard on the drums of war. Read more: Israeli Minister Threatens War With Syria Over Iranian Presence in the Country

11:58

Dozen Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led coalition raid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A local official says the coalition air raid hit a vehicle carrying the 12 civilians in Hareeb Al-Qarameesh in Marib province

11:54

Myanmar: Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File / by Aidan JONES | More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled a military-led crackdown in Myanmar. Now Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi is readying to address the nation on the crisis for the first time, looking to balance domestic and international pressures

BANGKOK (AFP)  As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth.Suu Kyi took office last year as Myanmars first civilian leader after 50 years of junta rule.

She has since focused her energy on the delicate political dance between her civilian government and the generals who still hold many of the levers of power.

On Tuesday the Nobel laureate will give the biggest speech of her time in office.

The nationally-televised turn will break a near silence since the ulcerous ethnic and religious hatreds in western Rakhine state erupted into killings on August 25, sending 400,000 Muslim minority Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh.

Some 30,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus have also been internally displaced.

In an interview with the BBC, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the stakes were high for Tuesdays speech, calling it a last chance to stop the unfolding humanitarian calamity.

If she does not reverse the situation now, then I think the tragedy will be absolutely horrible, and unfortunately then I dont see how this can be reversed in the future, he said.

Ethnic cleansing

The latest violence was sparked by Rohingya militants raids on 30 police posts in Rakhine state.

The UN calls the army fightback a textbook example of ethnic cleansing with villages set ablaze to drive Rohingya civilians out.

Many abroad are puzzled as to how rights can be flagrantly denied to a specific group by a people who once nobly demanded their own in the face of a junta.

Suu Kyis televised address likely at least in part to be in English comes ahead of a meeting at the UN General Assembly in which Myanmar is expected to be hammered over the crisis.

But analysts say her power to stay the military is limited, and her response thus far indicates she is choosing the lesser of two evils.

Shes signalling t...

11:54

Hamas ready for talks with Fatah to dissolve Gaza government & hold elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hamas has agreed to talks with rival Fatah movement, to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold general elections as a way to implement a deal to end their long-running feud, the group said in a statement on Sunday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian Authority, controlled by Fatah, fought a war with Hamas over Gaza in 2007, which led to Hamas taking over. Attempts to reconcile the two and form a power-sharing unity government in Gaza and the West Bank have repeatedly failed. Hamas said in its statement that it agreed to dissolve the administration running Gaza, allow the reconciliation government to carry out its duties in the territory, to hold elections and enter talks with Fatah. On September 11, Hamas announced that it was ready to hold meetings with Fatah in Cairo immediately to achieve a [reconciliation] agreement. Two days later, a senior Fatah official said Hamas must fulfill a series of conditions before any meeting can take place. There will be no meetings or dialogues until Hamas announces the dissolution of its governing body in the Gaza Strip and enables the Palestinian Authority government to assume responsibility in its place, Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad told official PA radio. Read more: Hamas ready for talks with Fatah to dissolve Gaza government & hold elections

11:52

Defying Israels eviction orders in East Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was supposed to have been Nizar Shamasnehs first day back at school. At around 5:30am, a large number of Israeli police descended on the Sheikh Jarrah area in occupied East Jerusalem. They had arrived to evict the Shamasneh family. They took everything: my schoolbag, our clothing, my grandfathers identity card, Nizar, aged 15, said. It was heartbreaking to be thrown out in the street without being able to defend yourself. The family were caught somewhat off-guard by the 5 September eviction. As the family had secured a court injunction, they thought that they could remain in their home for at least another five days. Yet on 4 September, Israeli settlers appealed successfully against the injunction. As a result, the eviction was allowed to proceed immediately. The family was not informed that the injunction had been overturned. Read more: Defying Israels eviction orders in East Jerusalem

11:50

Bodies of 400 Children Discovered in Hidden Mass Grave at Catholic Orphanage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The results of a horrifying investigation into a Catholic orphanage are being released this week. The report revealed the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies of over 400 orphansincluding babies, toddlers, and children. The investigation, conducted by the Sunday Post and the BBC, looked into the dark secret of the Catholic run Smyllum Park orphanage. While the orphanagewhich operated for a century and a halfput headstones on the graves of nuns and staff members, no stone or memorial has ever recorded the deaths of these 402 orphans found buried in a single mass grave. According to the Sunday Post, the revelation that up to 400 youngsters and some adults are buried there today provoked calls for Scotlands ongoing Child Abuse Inquiry to investigate. As the BBC reports, the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, which ran the home, refused to comment on the findings. Read more: Bodies of 400 Children Discovered in Hidden Mass Grave at Catholic Orphanage

11:49

Kurds Fly Israeli Flags at Independence Events "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN
 SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 10:51
The unprecedented embrace of the Israeli flag comes amidst Israels support for Kurdish rights and historic connections between the two nations.
In Photos: Kurds are flying Israeli flags at independence rallies

People celebrate to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq September 11, 2017. (photo credit:AKO RASHEED / REUTERS)

In recent weeks Israel flags appeared frequently among the sea of Kurdish flags at pro-independence rallies across Europe and in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. In Cologne in late August and then Geneva and Oslo, Israel flags were waved proudly by attendees. On September 16 the blue and white appeared at rallies in Brussels, Hamburg and Stockholm. The unprecedented embrace of the Israeli flag comes amidst Israels support for Kurdish rights and historic connections between the two nations.

11:48

Rohingya Genocide Links To Corporatism, Geopolitics & Wahhabism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The humanitarian crisis in Myanmar is harrowing, with more than 150,000 Muslims having to flee the country in the recent months. The stories of persecution and ethnic cleansing are very troubling, although sporadic conflicts between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar have existed for many decades. While the mainstream media is focusing exclusively on the religious context of this story, they are completely missing or deliberately avoiding the potential roles of oil/gas pipelines, geopolitical US-China tug of war, and Saudi Arabias subversive influence in that region. Lets start with the obvious the Western media is not going to shed crocodile tears for some people in a far away place such as Myanmar, unless there is some hidden agenda related to billions of dollars and the Deep State. Read more: Rohingya Genocide Links To Corporatism, Geopolitics & Wahhabism

11:47

Savaged by Systemd "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The other day, Michael W Lucas, who is normally known for good technical literature, put up a wild experiment of a short story: Savaged by Systemd. It's erotica, sort of. It's computer erotica, to be specific. It's Linux sysadmin erotica, to be more specific. OK, fine, it's systemd erotica. Really. Anyway, despite the subject and the genre, and in spite of the combination of the two, the e-book is trending and rising in quite a few lists.

Hopefully he can still remain focused on Absolute FreeBSD and be able to get that finished by the next BSDCan.

[Ed note: Has anybody actually bought and read this short story? I wasn't going to spend $2.99 to see what the hubub was about. - cmn32480]


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11:46

Pentagon says transgender troops can continue to serve in military reports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Pentagon will reportedly allow transgender troops in the military to re-enlist over the next few months, in a blow to US President Donald Trumps ban. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a memo Friday that transgender troops can continue to serve and receive required medical care, and that this would remain policy until February, AP reports. Mattis said a panel will determine how Trumps transgender ban will be implemented. Trump announced transgender individuals cant enlist in a tweet in June, but it is up to Mattis to decide whether currently enlisted transgender troops will be allowed to stay in the military. Arizona Senator John McCain announced his support for legislation aimed at blocking Trump from kicking transgender people out of the military on Friday. Read more: Pentagon says transgender troops can continue to serve in military reports

11:45

Jordan Roy-Byrne: Comparing Current Bull to Past Bulls (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jordan Roy-Byrne: Comparing Current Bull to Past Bulls Video The Daily Gold Comparing historical market moves to current markets can be very valuable when assessing future market moves. Jordan Roy-Byrne recently created a couple analog charts that look at...

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11:44

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11:44

Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Venezuela is the 11th largest oil producing country in the entire world, and it has just announced that it is going to stop using the petrodollar. Most Americans dont even know what the petrodollar is, but for those of you that do understand what I am talking about, this should send a chill up your spine. The petrodollar is one of the key pillars of the global financial system, and it allows us to live a far higher standard of living than we actually deserve. The dominance of the petrodollar has been very jealously guarded by our government in the past, and that is why many are now concerned that this move by Venezuela could potentially lead us to war. I dont know why this isnt headline news all over the country, but it should be. One of the few major media outlets that is reporting on this is the Wall Street Journal The government of this oil-rich but struggling country, looking for ways to circumvent U.S. sanctions, is telling oil traders that it will no longer receive or send payments in dollars, people familiar with the new policy have told The Wall Street Journal. Read more: Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely?

11:43

Syrian army, allies close in on Islamic State in Deir Ezzor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Oil-rich Deir Ezzor province, which borders Iraq, is Islamic States last major foothold in Syria

11:42

Organic mothers who refuse to vaccinate their children are blamed as deadly diseases are coming back to the West "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mothers refusing to vaccinate children are helping to bring deadly diseases back to the West as hostility to science puts the developed world at risk, according to the worlds leading immunisation chief. Coverage against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is higher in Zambia and Vietnam than in Britain. Meanwhile 35 died after Italy and Romania have suffered measles outbreaks due to a drop in vaccine uptake. The outbreak led to thousands of cases, with 17 recorded in Wales this year. Complacency threatens the future of forms of protection that saved millions of lives, says Seth Berkley, chief executive of vaccine alliance Gavi, told The Times. The World Health Organisation, governments and drugmakers founded Gavi to give poor countries access to vaccines. But Dr Berkley is increasingly worried about progress reversing in the developed world. Read more: Organic mothers who refuse to vaccinate their children are blamed as deadly diseases are coming back to the West

11:39

US Broke German Law, Armed Syrian Rebels (Terrorists) via Ramstein Airbase Without Asking Berlin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US Broke German Law, Armed Syrian Rebels via Rammstein Airbase Without Asking Berlin Expect the German government to ignore it all, same as the massive illegal spying on German leaders Snowden revealed New reports on the ongoing US program to arm Syrias rebels have brought focus on several different operations. Among these is evidence that the US used the Ramstein []

11:38

EU Watchdog Under Fire for Monsanto Analysis Copy/Pasted into Roundup Safety Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Europes food safety agency reportedly relied on a review that lifted language from a Monsanto report when concluding that the possible cancer-causing ingredient in the companys popular weed-killer Roundup is safe, raising concerns that the agency failed to properly analyze the pesticides potential dangers. If regulators rely on the industrys evaluation of the science without doing their own assessment, the decision whether pesticides are deemed safe or not is effectively in the industrys hands, said Greenpeaces European Union (EU) food policy director, Franziska Achterberg, who added that this discovery calls into question the entire EU pesticide approval process. The European Food Safety Authoritys (EFSA) official stance on glyphosateRoundups key ingredient that the World Health Organization determined is probably carcinogenic to humansis likely to influence an upcoming, hotly contested vote by the 28 EU member states over whether to approve a 10-year renewal of the pesticides license. Read more: EU Watchdog Under Fire for Monsanto Analysis Copy/Pasted into Roundup Safety Report

11:36

Catalonia referendum: Spain sends armed police to hunt for ballot boxes to BLOCK vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Armed police in Catalonia are on the hunt for voting papers, ballot boxes and leaflets as part of a desperate Spanish government bid to quash the upcoming independence referendum. On Friday, police confiscated more than 100,000 campaign leaflets and raided several print works and newspapers offices. Catalonia, the north west region of Spain, will on October 1 vote to decide whether or not the region should declare a republic outside of Spains control. The Spanish government, which sees the independence referendum as an illegal act, has vigorously tried to block the ballot. Earlier this week, the government approved tough measures aimed at preventing Catalonia from using Spanish state money to pay for the vote. Read more: Catalonia referendum: Spain sends armed police to hunt for ballot boxes to BLOCK vote

11:35

Iranian commander claims Revolutionary Guards infiltrated US military, obtaining proof of ISIS collusion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) operatives managed to infiltrate US military command centers and obtain documents allegedly proving collusion between Washington and ISIS terrorists in the region, a top Iranian commander claims. The claim was made by IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh on Friday during a TV interview. "We have documents showing the behavior of the Americans in Iraq and Syria. We know what the Americans did there; what they neglected and how they supported Daesh [Islamic State - IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL]," Press TV cited the commander as saying. If the IRGC receives the green light to release the documents, it would bring more "scandals" for the US, he said. It is not the first time a top Iranian official has accused the US of aiding terrorists in the region, claiming to have a solid proof of collusion. Back in June, in the aftermath of attacks in Tehran killing 17 people, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi accused the US of waging "proxy warfare in the region" through IS terrorists, which was a "new trick by the arrogant powers against the Islamic Republic." "We possess documents and information showing the direct supports by the US imperialism for this highly disgusting [IS] stream in the region, which has destroyed the Islamic countries and created a wave of massacres and clashes," Izadi said. Izadi's accusations were backed by Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani, who claimed that "the United States has aligned itself with the ISIL in the region." No evidence to support the accusations has been released so far.

11:34

Theresa May under growing pressure to sign UN anti-nuclear treaty "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to sign up to a UN treaty calling for the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons. More than 120 nations endorsed the global treaty at a summit in July, which warns that a complete ban is the only way to prevent the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons. Britain and other nuclear nations opposed the move, but critics have called on the Prime Minister to change course this week when the treaty will be opened for signatures at the UNs annual general assembly. It comes amid escalating tensions between the US and North Korea, after a string of nuclear tests from the pariah state and war-like rhetoric from Donald Trump. Anti-nuclear campaigners called on Britain to take the lead on disarmament, or risk offering a blank cheque to other nations seeking to boost their nuclear arsenal. Read more: Theresa May under growing pressure to sign UN anti-nuclear treaty

11:34

Donald Trumps Afghanistan Raid: The Mask Of The US Empire Is Falling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump found his reason to continue the catastrophic 16-year war in Afghanistan: up to $ 3 trillion of natural resources in the country. His new Afghanistan strategy means more deaths in a war-torn country. Trump is the embodiment of the hostile US Empire, writes Jakob Reimann.

In 1776, the British historian Edward Gibbon wrote in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire:

They endeavored to convince mankind that their motive was not the temptation of conquest but was actuated by the love of order and justice.

What Gibbon writes about the Imperium Romanum is a general motive of empires. In addition to the hard power the economic power and, above all, the military power, the conquest, the physical violence an empire must also be able to successfully compete in the field of soft power: the war over hearts and minds.

Military violence has to be sold to the people just like to the world. It must always be accompanied by a narrative that obfuscates the actual motives and turns them into something positive.

What was true in ancient Rome also applies to the empire of the young 21st century the US Empire. In his infamous speech at the US Congress after the attacks of September 11, George W. Bush declared the terrorists would hate our freedoms, and the newborn War on Terror is civilisations fight for progress and pluralism, tolerance and freedom.

Former US president George W Bush (IMAGE: Peter Stevens, Flickr).Former US president George W Bush (IMAGE: Peter Stevens, Flickr).

If it was still a little hard to buy the liberty-and-democracy-narrative out of the mouth of the oil cowboy from Texas and especially from his Vice President and former Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney with Barack Obama, the subsequent charismatic constitutional lawyer from Illinois, all doubts vanished. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama showered eight countries with his bombs to fight for the human rights of the oppressed of this world.

But Donald Trump and fanaticism moved into the White House, this interdependence of hard power and soft power was destined to change. Just as Trump never made a big secret out of his shameful racism or his hatred of women, he was always a passionate advocate of the...

11:32

David Icke: Social Engineering, Agenda 21 & Transhumanism - The Secret Manipulation of Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Icke: Social Engineering, Agenda 21 & Transhumanism - The Secret Manipulation of Humanity

11:30

Hillary lost due to a crumbling globalized world order, not 'Putin's vendetta' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hillary Clinton recently claimed that one of the reasons she lost the 2016 race was because Vladimir Putin had a "personal vendetta" against her. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, US politics observer Alexei Zudin suggested that Clinton's problem is that she just can't accept the real reasons behind her defeat, which go far beyond personal politics. "There's no doubt in my mind that Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win," Clinton said, speaking to USA Today about her book What Happened last week. The former candidate suggested that Putin had a "personal vendetta" against her and Bill Clinton going back to NATO's eastward expansion beginning in the late 90s, and over her support for protests against the Russian president in 2011 when she was secretary of state. Speaking to Sputnik, Alexei Zudin, US watcher and expert at the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies, suggested that Mrs. Clinton's problem is that even almost a year after the election, she still refuses to grasp the reasons behind her loss, or come to terms with it. "Hillary Clinton was unlucky," the observer said. "She became the victim of a long-term political trend, which culminated in the collapse of the political orders, the political systems created by globalization. This collapse is occurring in the two main epicenters of globalization, with Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump in the US serving as the proof."

11:28

St Louis protests: Woman knocked over by police during demonstration charged with 'interfering' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

St Louis Police say an elderly woman who was knocked down by officers was disobeying orders, and has been charged with interfering. A local Fox station caught the incident on camera while covering protests in St Louis, Missouri this weekend. In the video, police with plastic shields can be seen advancing on the woman, ultimately pushing her to the ground. Several officers continue to move forward, stepping over her body, while others physically block protesters who appear to be trying to help her. Afterward, officers can be seen helping the woman up and escorting her out of the view of the camera. The video stirred outcry online, where some accused the officers of assaulting the woman. Read more: St Louis protests: Woman knocked over by police during demonstration charged with interfering

11:27

New York Times: Spike the Food Supply with Sterilization Chemicals to Cause Global Infertility and Depopulation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A November 4, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation.

That article, entitled A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted came with the byline, Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population Growth.

Until the New York Times memory holes the article, you can still find it in the NYT archives at this link, in fact. You can also see a partial photo of the NYT article below.

Most people living today especially younger people have no idea that a key agenda of globalism is the elimination of undesirable humans from the gene pool. They believe that ideas of eugenics and genocide were only carried out by the Nazis, not by American university professors and presidential science advisors.

So they have no grasp of the context in which Planned Parenthood, for example, operates today as a depopulation engine to eliminate blacks from society. (Planned Parenthoods founder, Margaret Sanger, was a black-hating eugenicist whose ideas directly inspired the genocidal goals of the Third Reich.)

The New York Times article, shown below, quotes Dr. Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, a depopulation advocate, as well as President Richard Nixons chief science adviser, Dr. Lee DuBridge, who said that population control should be the prime task of every government.

Compulsory family regulation run by government

In the article, shown below, Dr. Ehrlich laments the fact that biologists believe, compulsory family regulation will be necessary to retard population growth. In essence, he is arguing that the government should be in charge of reproductive rights, determining who is allowed to reproduce and who must be sterilized.

To achieve the sterilization goals, he urged establishing a Federal Population Commission with a large budget for propaganda, reports the New York Times. He also called for, the addition of a temporary sterilant to staple food, or to the water supply in order to cause mandatory infertility.

Dr. Barry Commoner of Washington University in St. Louis added to the discussio...

11:26

Nandos, Lidl and Asda Chickens Come Home to Roost After Animal Advocacy Group Goes Undercover "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Charity Animal Equality have said the farm that supplies chicken to Nandos, Lidl and Asda is not doing enough to secure the welfare of chickens, after footage filmed by undercover investigators has revealed cruel and dirty conditions. Animal Equality a month ago published video including one clip showing a chicken lying on its back and exposing a purple, apparently swollen underbelly. The international animal advocacy charity claims the bird is unable to walk and is forced to sit in ammonia soaked litter, which causes burns. The upsetting footage shows another chicken seemingly struggling to support its own body weight. Others sit close to the ground, lethargic and blinking or breathing slowly as if ill. The charity described birds being kicked, carried around flapping after their necks were snapped and dying on their backs unable to reach water. #038;feature=youtu.be Read more: Nandos, Lidl and Asda Chickens Come Home to Roost After Animal Advocacy Group Goes Undercover

11:24

'I'm not the only one who went through hell. Toxic banks have wrecked thousands of lives': NOEL EDMONDS on how being driven to the very brink of suicide sparked a flood of responses from Mail on Sunday readers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It has been more than a decade since I fired the first shot in my David and Goliath battle with the giant Lloyds Banking Group. In that time, Ive done my best to make my case. Ive set up a dedicated website, a Facebook platform, an internet radio station and a YouTube channel with more than 20 videos all of which have generated a consistent flow of information and support. But nothing has matched the scale of the response to my interview in last weeks Mail on Sunday, in which I outlined the devastating personal consequences of the way I was treated by HBOS later taken over by Lloyds and by one criminal bank manager, Mark Dobson, in particular Quite simply, I am horrified at the scale of the damage to so many other livelihoods and lives. Havent we all grown up trusting high street banks? Their branches were fixtures, not only in our towns and cities, but in the way our lives ran. Yet it is no exaggeration to say that thousands, possibly millions of us, instead of being helped have found our lives permanently damaged by the toxic UK financial system. Read more: Im not the only one who went through hell. Toxic banks have wrecked thousands of lives: NOEL EDMONDS on how being driven to the very brink of suicide sparked a flood of responses from Mail on Sunday readers

11:23

Watch the Solar Flares! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There can be no doubt that the September 2017 eruptions on the sun are dreadful warnings to people violating the principal Moral Law.

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11:23

Jim Rogers cautions: 'A US trade war with China will end US monopoly on global financial system' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If the Trump administration puts sanctions on China, this would hurt America more because it just forces China and Russia and other countries to cooperate, says investor and financial commentator Jim Rogers. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Tuesday that the US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea, saying that the restrictions could involve cutting off Beijing's access to the US financial system. "If China doesn't follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system, and that's quite meaningful," Mnuchin said at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City. The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution banning North Korea's textile exports and capping its oil imports following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test conducted last week. RT spoke to famous investor, author, and financial commentator Jim Rogers to discuss global perspectives in the case of the US imposing sanctions on China.

11:22

Tuition fees could be 'slashed to 7,500' a year under Government plans, report says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cuts to tuition fees that would save students at least 5,000 over a three year course are being considered by the Chancellor, it has been reported. Philip Hammond is looking at capping annual charges at 7,500 instead of the current level of 9,250, according to The Sunday Times. The reported move comes amid concern from Conservatives about their low support base among young people, who voted for Labour in huge numbers in the June election. The government has come under intense pressure to ease the burden of student finances after warnings that most graduates will never clear their debts. Universities have also faced a wave of criticism for paying out staggering salaries while those signing up for courses are plunged tens of thousands of pounds into the red. Read more: Tuition fees could be slashed to 7,500 a year under Government plans, report says

11:20

Student freshers given Paddington Bear-style 'safety wristbands' amid fear that 'snowflake generation' is being mollycoddled at university "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For thousands of students around the country arriving for their first week at university freshers week is a time of experimentation out of sight of their parents. But todays generation of snowflake students seem not to be trusted to avoid the pitfalls and take themselves home safely at the end of a night on the town. One student housing company is handing out Paddington Bear-style wristbands printed with their address and emergency contact details. Campus Living Villages is giving the brightly-coloured safety wristbands to 13,000 first-year students this month, including undergraduates from the Universities of Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool. The scheme has been labelled patronising by leading academics amid fears they could encourage binge-drinking by lulling students into a false sense of security. Read more: Student freshers given Paddington Bear-style safety wristbands amid fear that snowflake generation is being mollycoddled at university.

11:18

'Butterfly Effect' or How Travis Scott Got Recruited by the Industry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Behind the psychedelic visuals of Travis Scotts video Butterfly Effect is a hidden message, told through symbolism: Travis Scotts introduction to the elites entertainment industry and the Monarch mind control system. Travis Scott is a rapper and producer who began his career behind the scenes, collaborating with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Madonna. He then launched his solo career and, with the hit song Antidote, Scott found commercial success. Soon, he was propelled to the forefront of the rap game. After the release of his second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Scott cemented his trademark sound and got a taste of superstardom. Shortly after, things started to become symbolic. While Scott is sometimes criticized for rapping about nothing, a clear theme has emerged from his latest works: Monarch programming. Read more: Butterfly Effect or How Travis Scott Got Recruited by the Industry

11:18

Kodi Trademark Troll Has Interesting Views on Co-Opting Other Peoples Work "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Kodi team, operating under the XBMC Foundation, announced last week that a third-party had registered the Kodi trademark in Canada and was using it for their own purposes.

That person was Geoff Gavora, who had previously been in communication with the Kodi team, expressing how important the software was to his sales.

We had hoped, given the positive nature of his past emails, that perhaps he was doing this for the benefit of the Foundation. We learned, unfortunately, that this was not the case, XBMC Foundation President Nathan Betzen said.

According to the Kodi team, Gavora began delisting Amazon ads placed by companies selling Kodi-enabled products, based on infringement of Gavoras trademark rights.

[O]nly Gavoras hardware can be sold, unless those companies pay him a fee to stay on the store, Betzen explained.

Predictably, Gavoras move is being viewed as highly controversial, not least since hes effectively claiming licensing rights in Canada over what should be a free and open source piece of software. TF obtained one of the notices Amazon sent to a seller of a Kodi-enabled device in Canada, following a complaint from Gavora.

Take down Kodi from Amazon, or pay Gavora

So who is Geoff Gavora and what makes him tick? Thanks to a 2016 interview with Ali Salman of the Rapid Growth Podcast, we have a lot of information from the horses mouth.

It all began in 2011, when Gavora began jailbreaking Apple TVs, loading them with XBMC, and selling them to friends.

I did it as a joke, for beer money from my friends, Gavora told Salman.

Id do it for $25 to $50 and word of mouth spread that I was doing this so we could load on this media center to watch content and online streams from it.

Intro to the interview with Ali Salman

Soon, however, word of mouth caused the business to grow wings, Gavora claims.

So they started telling people and I sta...

11:15

Trump Tower Meeting & Half Truths Another Untold Story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Trump Tower Meeting & Half Truths Another Untold Story by Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics Bloomberg News is reporting that there is an ongoing criminal investigation into a client of the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met at Trump...

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11:15

Hamas says ready to hand Gaza to a Palestinian unity government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Dilemma of Having Two Nuclear Koreas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It was probably inevitable that South Korea would entertain the development of nuclear weapons in the face of North Koreas relentless push for them itself. That conversation is now increasingly widespread on TV and in the media here. Unsurprisingly, conservatives are calling for it; they have for awhile. But other, more moderate voices are kicking it around too, and television pundit shows are filled with this now. An alternative to this is the demand to bring American tactical nuclear weapons back to South Korea. A debate that has been on the fringe of South Korean political life for decades is now having its most robust public discussion ever. For the first time, a clear majority of South Koreans want this capability.

11:12

Second man arrested over London Underground bombing claimed by IS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd said US President Donald Trump's comments over the attack were 'pure speculation'

11:11

Re-Enchanting The World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When we look up into the night sky and see the sparkle of stars, we are awed and enchanted. There is grace, there is wonder, and there is the excitement of the unknown. Everything comes alive with possibility. There is an enchanted world out there, and it beckons to us through a communal mystery. And we wish to respond to that call, for underlying all life is the urge for meaning. As human beings we desire, long for, need a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. An enchanted universe serves to entice us with a feeling of belonging. Yet somewhere along the way we lost the sense of communion. Once, humanity felt a common destiny with its environment, both terrestrial and cosmic, and this encouraged a mode of direct participation. Long ago, the environment experienced by humankind was an immersive space, an inclusive matrix that involved the individual in each moment of their lives. Our ancestors did not stand away from lifethey participated directly in its enchantment. This merger between being and environment established a psychic wholeness in humans. Our ancestors were not estranged from the world in the way that modern humanity is. Read more: Re-Enchanting The World

11:11

Debt Rattle September 17 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Edward Hopper House tops 1921   Trade War With China Will End US Global Finance Monopoly Jim Rogers (RT) Pension Storm Warning (Mauldin) S&P On The Verge Of History (ZH) How Austerity Works (Steve Keen) Why Bitcoin May Be Worth Only A Third Of Its Value (MW) How

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11:11

How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Everything happened so fast as I walked out of the doctors exam room. I was tucking in my shirt and wondering if Id asked all my questions about my injured shoulder when one of the doctors assistants handed me two small boxes of pills. These will hold you over until your prescription arrives in the []

11:10

Letter to my American friends "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Saker Introduction by the Saker: During my recent hurricane-induced evacuation from Florida, I had the pleasure to see some good friends of mine (White Russian emigrs and American Jews who now consider themselves American and who fully buy into the official propaganda about the USA) who sincerely think of themselves as liberals, progressives and []

11:09

Einstein A Go-Go - 17th September 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the studio this week are Dr. Jeff, Dr. Catherine, Dr. Jen and Dr Shane.

News: Bacteria on teeth is environmental not genetic, smoking outside health facilities, tattoo ink and its movement through the body's transport systems and zero and the Bakhshali manuscript.

First guests: (in the studio) are Cassie Nolan and Charlie Medic science students from Monash University who are investigating the spread of Rainbow Lorikeets across Victoria. 'Where's Lori?' is a 'pop up' citizen science project running through the month of September, 2017. There are also some awesome prizes to be won for participants. https://www.facebook.com/whereslori/ https://www.instagram.com/wheresloriproject/

Second guests: (in the studio) are Jacinta Den Beston (UoM) and Tanya Hill (Planetarium Scienceworks) talk about visting astro/cosmo-nauts and the Astrolight Festival 2017.

Third guest: (in the studio) is Yen Ying Lim from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health who talks about Alzheimer's disease and the Healthy Brain Project.

Dr. Shane talks about (well mentions) the Cassini spacecraft (again!).

Remember, Science is everywhere, including:

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11:07

How You Were Tricked to Live in the Land of the Legally Dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The current reality of man is heavily controlled by words. As a result of that, words play a big role in shaping the reality and culture of man. Besides shaping the reality and culture of man, words also play an important role in trade. Some of the most important words used in the business of trading goods and services are related to the name. Your name plays a very important role in your life because it allows others to identify you and communicate with you. Furthermore, it allows you to operate in the realm of commerce and fiction, making it easier for you to trade goods and services with people not living close to you. Having a name can be a wonderful thing but if you do not know how to use it wisely, it can be a curse and prevent you from living a happy life. One of the ways that your name can curse you is when you allow it to bond to your mind too deeply, causing you to think that your name is who you really are. Your name has the power to trick your mind because it is made up of sigils (letters). Because of this, it is important to use your name wisely, so you do not become a victim of your name. Read more: How You Were Tricked to Live in the Land of the Legally Dead

11:03

These 13 Families Rule the World: The Shadow Forces Behind the NWO "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The shadow forces behind the New World Order (NWO) are following a slow-paced agenda of total control over mankind and our planets resources. David Icke coined it the Totalitarian Tip-Toe, because they are making very small steps towards our complete and definitive enslavement.

As a result, the masses remain relatively unaware of the fact that their liberties are being gradually taken away, while the power of the NWO octopus grows steadily.

The shadow forces behind the NWO agenda

Somewhere near the very top of the pyramid, an extremely elitist organisation known as the Council of the 13 families orchestrates all of the major world events. As the name suggests, the Council consists of the top 13 most influential families on Earth.

An increasingly number of people is becoming aware that 99% of the Earths population is controlled by an elite 1%, but the Council of the 13 families consists of less than 1% of the 1% elite and nobody on Earth can apply for membership.

In their opinion, they are entitled to rule over the rest of us because they are the direct descendants of the ancient gods and consider themselves royal. These families are:

  1. Rothschild (Bauer or Bower)
  2. Bruce
  3. Cavendish (Kennedy)
  4. De Medici
  5. Hanover
  6. Hapsburg
  7. Krupp
  8. Plantagenet
  9. Rockefeller
  10. Romanov
  11. Sinclair (St. Clair)
  12. Warburg (del Banco)
  13. Windsor (Saxe-Coburg-Gothe)

Personally, I suspect that this may not be the complete list and some very powerful lineages are still unknown to us.

Update: Author and researcher Fritz Springmeiers exposed more of the elite blo...

11:00

THAT CUBAN SONIC WEAPON MYSTERY JUST BECAME MORE ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you've been following that strange mystery surrounding the so-called :"sonic weapon" attacks on the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, then the story just

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11:00

TIDBIT: THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mr. R.B. found this one, and it's fun, and thought-provoking as well. Enjoy: (Copy and paste: https://www.boredpanda.com/museum-lookalikes-gallery-doppelgangers/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook)

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11:00

Sunday Sermonette "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Placer mining is frequently used for precious metal deposits (particularly gold) which are often found in alluvial depositsdeposits of sand and gravel in modern or ancient stream beds. 

I'm gearing up to do a little prospecting up in White Wolf Mine territory, because I don't think that there are areas that have been adequately explored for gold. The climate (warming/cooling/whatever) changes and it brings more or less water into play in gullies and arroyos, that I can search. No, I don't have a burro, and more's the pity, but I've been researching the application process for filing a claim on government land.

Inside the Saloon (stock photo)
Historically there have been parts of Arizona like the Crown King Mine area, which has been worked very hard. There is still a ghost town at Crown King and you can still buy a steak dinner there at the Saloon. There's also a volunteer fire department.

Mining towns grew up around proven gold strikes and populate the old West, Colorado and Arizona have very colorful pasts as does parts of California and Nevada (I'm thinking Comstock here). 

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11:00

Google Also Allowed Advertisers To Buy Racist Keywords Like 'Why Do Black People Ruin Neighborhoods' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ever since failing miserably in their efforts to appoint Hillary Clinton to her rightful throne in the Oval Office, Silicon Valleys biggest tech titans have come under relentless attack from disappointed liberal politicians in DC and their primary propaganda distribution platforms, the mainstream media. Just last night, on the Rachel Maddow show, Hillary once again blamed Facebook for her 2016 loss and vowed that were going to make Facebook own up to everything (you can watch the full interview here). We are not going to let the Russians come in and divide us. Were going to make Facebook own up to everything. The irony, of course, is that perhaps no one contributed more money to getting Hillary elected than the same Facebook execs that are now coming under pressure for colluding with Russia after admitting that a staggering $50,000 worth of ads may have been bought by potentially Russian-linked accounts on their platform. In fact, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz even contributed $20 million of his own money to the Democratic efforts in 2016, which we believe is slightly more than $50,000 but were not great at math. But, its not just Facebook that has drawn the recent ire of the Left. After reporting this morning that Facebook had been publicly shamed because its algos allowed advertisers to buy ads tied to racist keyword searches, a similar hit has just been launched on Google. Read more: Google Also Allowed Advertisers To Buy Racist Keywords Like Why Do Black People Ruin Neighborhoods

10:57

Sunshine Coast Falcons to meet PNG Hunters in Intrust Super Cup Grand Final "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Justin Olam in action
THE Sunshine Coast Falcons have set up a grand final showdown with the PNG Hunters, after they smashed Redcliffe 40-14 at Dolphin Oval.

In a stunning performance, Craig Ingebrigtsens side ran riot in the second half to secure their first Intrust Super Cup grand final appearance since 2009.

The Falcons scored four tries to one in the second stanza, with star halfback Ryley Jacks bagging a double.

Former Hunter Justin Olam also claimed two tries for himself, after he scored the first four-pointer of the game in the sixth minute.

The final score from the Sunshine Coast was one that few could have predicted, given Redcliffes form this year.

But Ingebrigtsen said his side executed perfectly to leave the Dolphins heartbroken.

Its a bit surreal, he said.

You start in the middle of November and you think of this as your goal, that you want to play in the grand final. Obviously only two teams go there so Im really happy and proud of our group.

We made sure we were clinical about what we did. The boys were outstanding on their execution.

I cant wait for next Sunday. I wish it was here now ... were up for the challenge. Momentum is a wonderful thing.

The Falcons have only won the competition once in the Queensland Cup-era, after they claimed the trophy in 2009.

It has taken a lot of work for the club to get back to this point, after they almost folded before they became a Melbourne Storm feeder club in 2015.

That hard work and determination was also on show as player captain Dane Hogan pushed through injury to help get the Falcons the win.

It was revealed on Sunday that Hogan fractured his cheekbone in the semi-final showdown against Easts last week while playmaker Jacks had also battled a minor groin injury before the Redcliffe clash.

Jacks played down his issue, saying it was much better now than it had been against Easts, but said that need to put the team first was crucial at this time of year.

Last week...

10:57

Iraq will deploy troops if Kurdish referendum turns violent "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraq will intervene militarily if the Kurdish regions planned vote leads to bloodshed

10:56

China Spreads Its Wings (Further) With $10 Billion Credit Line for Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A poster of a map with a dotted line showing Chinas claimed territory in the South China Sea on a street in Weifang in east Chinas Shandong province. (AFP)

Tehran A Chinese state-owned investment firm has provided a $10 billion credit line for Iranian banks, Irans central bank president said on Saturday.

The contract was signed in Beijing between Chinas CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks led by central bank president Valiollah Seif.

The Iran Daily said the funds would finance water, energy and transport projects.

Iran is vital to Chinas trade ambitions as it develops its trillion-dollar One Belt, One Road strategy aimed at dramatically boosting its ties to Europe and Africa.

In addition to the credit line, the China Development Bank signed preliminary deals with Iran worth $15 billion for other infrastructure and production projects, Seif announced.

The contracts reflect a strong will for continuation of co-operation between the two countries, Seif said.

The credit line will use euros and yuan to help bypass US sanctions that have continued despite the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in 2015.

China was a signatory to the deal that lifted sanctions in exchange for curbs to Irans nuclear programme.

President Xi Jinping visited Iran a week after it came into effect, vowing to boost bilateral trade to $600 billion within a decade.

Irans biggest oil customer

Although trade was just $31 billion in 2016, it has jumped more than 30% in the first six months of 2017.

China is already Irans biggest oil customer and accounts for a third of its overall trade.

Since the lifting of sanctions, Beijing has opened two credit lines worth $4.2 billion to build high-speed railway lines linking Tehran with Mashhad and Isfahan, Iran Daily reported.

The latest move follows an eight-billion-euro credit deal signed with South Koreas Exim bank last month.

European banks remain wary of penalties from Washington for working with Iran, but talks are said to be at an advanced stage for $22 billion in credit deals with banks from Austria, Denmark and Germany.

Chinas new $10 billion credit line will go to Irans Refah Kargaran, Sanat va Madan, Parsian, Pasargad and Tosee Saderat banks.

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10:54

Marsden-Auckland fuel pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A fuel pipeline between Marsden Point and Auckland has been broken, causing havoc at Auckland Airport. The pipeline is the only source of jet fuel from the airport. I have no idea why they cant truck fuel to the airport. I first heard about this today but the break happened on Thursday NZH: Couple []

10:53

10:50

Republicans & Democrats Join Together in Senate to Legalize Pot on Federal Level "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a bipartisan push back against the tyrannical Jeff Sessions and his relentless war on cannabis, U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) have introduced a bill that will end federal prohibition of marijuana.

The fact is our marijuana laws in America are broken, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said at the bills unveiling at the Capitol. They are savagely broken, and the jagged pieces are hurting American people.

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States, or CARERS, Act would go directly after the DEAs absurd and immoral classification of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act. It would allow for the states to act on their own in regards to possession, production, and distribution of medical marijuana.

While this bill was originally introduced in 2015 as the first ever medical marijuana bill in the US Senate it now boasts even more support, adding Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mike Lee.

This bill mirrors bipartisan legislation that was introduced in Congress by Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to exclude cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in February, and illustrates how preventing the government from caging and killing people over a plant has transcended party lines.

The CARERS Act also specifically addresses veterans and the ability to obtain this most beneficial plant. SB-683 directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to authorize VA health care providers to provide veterans with recommendations and opinions regarding participation in state marijuana programs.

The reintroduction of the CARERS Act is the first of many steps we hope this Congress will take to end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana, Don Murphy, director of conservative outreach for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement. Polls show overwhelmingly strong support for medical marijuana, and it spans the political spectrum.

The federal government should not be meddling in state laws that allow it or obstructing research into its many medical benefits.

This bill comes at a dire time in the history of cannabis prohibition in America. Just after tyrant Jeff Sessions was exposed for privately sending a letter to congressional leaders asking them to turn legal medical marijuana patients into criminals, Republicans and Democrats put their party differences aside and joined forces to stave off the inevitable persecution of innocence that would follow such assinine policy.......

10:50

If Nikki Haley doesnt drop her nonsensical pro-israeli propaganda line at the UN, she could cause real problems for Lebanon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If Nikki Haley doesnt drop her nonsensical pro-Israeli propaganda line at the UN, she could cause real problems for Lebanon Robert Fisk The Independent Under a broiling hot midday sun on the south Lebanese-Israeli border this summer, an extraordinary and very angry meeting took place between two major generals: the 60-year-old Irish UN force []

10:49

Will there be war in the Pacific, again? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One interpretation of North Korea's seemingly irrational belligerence is that Russia and China are behind it and the prize is control of the Pacific:

"To allow DPRK to get away with this provocation means we lose the Pacific and China will see this as a green light to run amok and seize whatever they want and intimidate the rest."

Read more here:

http://japan-forward.com/war-on-the-horizon-is-the-us-ready-to-meet-its-commitments/

The author, Michael Yon, has previously suggested that the renewed interest in abuse of women during the Japanese occupation of China in WWII is propaganda intended to mould public sentiment in advance of aggressive action by the Middle Kingdom:

https://japan-forward.com/the-hate-farm-china-is-planting-a-bitter-harvest/

10:47

Rape, robberies & murder: Swedish police lack resources to combat migrant crime wave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When the great migrant wave came to Sweden, the police did not have the resources to handle not only traditional Swedish problems but also the problems that came with the new kinds of criminals, says Swedish Democrats party member Nima Gholam Ali Pour. Swedish police say they cannot cope with the growing number of rape cases in the country. That is what one journalist was told who wanted to know why a man suspected of raping a 12-year-old girl two months ago has not yet been questioned. It is not right that the police think that they dont have time to investigate rape crimes. They need to review their priorities, the countrys Minister of Justice and Home Affairs Morgan Johansson said. A member of the nationalist Swedish Democrats party Nima Gholam Ali Pour says the police lack the resources to combat the scourge of crime now sweeping parts of the country. Read more: Rape, robberies & murder: Swedish police lack resources to combat migrant crime wave

10:47

Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced To 25 Years For Espionage "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to 25 years in prison, accusing him of spying and leaking highly classified documents to Qatar. In a final ruling, the Egyptian Court of Cassation on [...]

10:46

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New Hampshire has become the 22nd state in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and related products. The Granite State on Saturday became the last of the New England states to [...]

10:45

Mexico, Metals Manipulations, A World Running From the Dollar (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mexico, Metals Manipulations, A World Running From the Dollar Video Junius Matlby Mexico monetization of Liberated discussion, Metals Manipulations by UBS, Dollar hegemony threatened by Eurasia Russia China deals. Video Source

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10:43

Pastor Decides Straight Couple Cant Even SUPPORT Marriage Equality, Cancels Their Wedding "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Im shooting for irony here, so bear with me: Thank GOD some people proclaim their bigotry out loud, so you dont have to find out the hard way.

Okay, so this couple (who are choosing to remain anonymous) kind of did find out the hard way, but theyre still free to make other arrangements after the minister of their church called them into a private meeting to let them know he would no longer perform their ceremony or allow them to marry in his church.

Pictured: Irony

The problem, according to Minister Steven North of Ebenezer St. Johns Presbyterian Church, was the brides recent comment on Facebook in support of marriage equality in her native Australia. The country is holding a survey...

10:41

After Govt Ignored Him, this Man Turned a Dying River of Human Waste into Paradise by Himself "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the year 2000, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal decided that it was time to clean up a sacred part of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, the Kali Bein river.

For centuries, city governments along the river had been dumping their human waste and garbage into this sacred Sikh waterway. After unsuccessfully attempting to convince the governments to stop dumping waste into the river, Seechewal drew on the Sikh tradition of kar sewa (free voluntary service).

Thats when Sant Sichewal (also spelled Sancherwal, Sabarwahl, and Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal) jumped in for a cleansing bath of a different kind: one designed to awaken the people. He began cleaning the river single-handedly until his example, and his many narrations on the history and value of the Bein to Sikh history drew hundreds of followers to the task.

Seechewal built a small team of recruits who would, in turn, teach the local people along the Kali Bein why they should clean their river. Their successful campaign raised funds for equipment, enlisted countless volunteers to provide physical work, and more than two dozen villages began helping in the efforts.

Through kar seva, he and thousands have, in a labor of love of untold hours, cleaned the river.

According to the SikhiWiki, the scale of the task was gigantic volunteers cleared the entire riverbed of water hyacinth and silt, and built riverbanks and roads alongside the river. When appeals to government and municipal bodies failed to stop dirty water flowing into the river, Seechewal launched a public-awareness campaign to encourage villagers to dispose of their sewage elsewhere.

Some villages revived traditional methods of waste disposal and treatment, and farmers lined up for a share of the treated water. After they could no longer deny the astonishing effects of Seechewals efforts, a government order to divert water from a nearby canal was finally obtained. As the riverbed was cleared, natural springs revived and the river began to fill up.

According to the India Times, not only did they clean it up and rejuvenate some parts of the river which had been dry for many years, but the team also worked hard to beautify the banks by planting trees.

With the restoration of its water flow, thousands of hectares of land have been reclaimed from water-logging in Tehsil Dasuya of Hoshiarpur District, from desertification in the Kapurthala district, and from floods in the Mand area of confluence of Beas and Satluj rivers.

After a 400-year long period of....

10:41

Christians in U.S. Military Serve Satan If They Tolerate Other Religions, Air Force Chaplain Says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A U.S. Air Force chaplain who ministers to thousands of men and women at an Ohio base is asserting that Christians in the U.S. Armed Forces serve Satan and are grossly in error if they support service members right to practice other faiths. In an article posted on BarbWire.com three days ago, Captain Sonny Hernandez, an Air Force Reserve chaplain for the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, criticized Christian service members who rely on the Constitution and not Christ. He wrote: Counterfeit Christians in the Armed forces will appeal to the Constitution, and not Christ, and they have no local church homewhich means they have no accountability for their souls (Heb. 13:17). This is why so many professing Christian service members will say: We support everyones right to practice their faith regardless if they worship a god different from ours because the Constitution protects this right. Hernandez continued: Christian service members who openly profess and support the rights of Muslims, Buddhists, and all other anti-Christian worldviews to practice their religionsbecause the language in the Constitution permitsare grossly in error, and deceived. Read more: Christians in U.S. Military Serve Satan If They Tolerate Other Religions, Air Force Chaplain Says

10:37

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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AFP/File / by Emal HAIDARY | Anti-Taliban Afghan fighters listening to their commander during a patrol against Taliban insurgents at Jamshedi, on the outskirts of northern Faryab province

KABUL (AFP)  Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.The proposal for a government-backed armed group that would protect its own communities from the Taliban and the Islamic State group comes as Afghanistans security forces, demoralised by killings and desertions, struggle to beat back a rampant insurgency.

But the proposal has raised concerns that the local forces could become unruly and turn into another abusive militia terrorising the people it is supposed to defend.

The Afghan governments expansion of irregular forces could have enormously dangerous consequences for civilians, said Patricia Gossman, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.

The New York-based group said Western diplomats in Kabul familiar with the plan modelled on the Indian Territorial Army that supports the countrys regular forces said Afghan officials had expressed concerns the militia could be used by powerful strongmen or become dependent on local patronage networks.

American and Afghan officials told AFP the fighters would come under the command of the Afghan army and be better trained than the Afghan Local Police a village-level force set up by the United States in 2010 and accused of human rights violations.

Right now we rely on commandos and air strikes to retake the lost territories but after the commandos leave we don?t have enough forces to hold onto the territories, said a senior defence ministry official who asked not to be named.

The force will operate under an army corps and will be used to fill the gaps. They will be recruited from the locals and will be numbered around 20,000.

Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri confirmed to AFP that a plan for local forces was being discussed.

People will be recruited from their areas because they know their regions and how to keep them, Waziri said, but added there was no guarantee it would be implemented.

A spokesman for NATOs Resolute Support train and assist mission also confirmed a proposal for an Afghan territorial army wa...

10:30

Why Having a Single Regulator Would Upset Indias Game of Drones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The regulatory spat between the DGCA and MHA is good for the future of drones in India, leading, as it hopefully will, to a holistic framework and not a blinkered approach.

Both the DGCA and MHA by themselves have an extremely limited approach towards drones. Credit: Reuters

Both the DGCA and MHA by themselves have an extremely limited approach towards drones. Credit: Reuters

The turf war over the regulation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was a foregone conclusion when the latter called in for consultations almost a year after the former had formulated draft guidelines.

In response, the DGCA has set up a committee of regulators and security agencies, for finalising regulations for UAS. Such inter-ministerial bickering is neither new nor in any way unnatural, given that regulatory stipulations dont operate within sanitised boundaries. This, however, results in inadvertent, yet avoidable, policy paralysis.

Historically, as with most robotic applications, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) developed from hobbyist pursuits of pioneers and gained a further impetus due to their military applications for works considered dirty, dull and dangerous. However, at the turn of the millennium, their civil applications grew considerably, owing to advancements in computational, imaging and communication technologies. The potential civilian...

10:25

Duterte to Head of Human Rights Agency: Are You a Pedophile? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of a 7.62mm sniper rifle during the turnover ceremony of China's urgent military assistance given

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of a 7.62mm sniper rifle during the turnover ceremony of Chinas urgent military assistance given gratis to the Philippines, at Clark Air Base, near Angeles City, Philippines June 28, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted the head of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Saturday, asking if he was a pedophile because of his focus on the killing of teen...

10:24

Singapore: Protests Erupt Against Uncontested Presidential Election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former speaker of Singapore's parliament, Halimah Yacob, arrives at the Elections Department after she was given the certificate of eligibility to contest the election by the Presidential Elections Committee in Singapore September 11, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Former speaker of Singapores parliament, Halimah Yacob, arrives at the Elections Department after she was given the certificate of eligibility to contest the election by the Presidential Elections Committee in Singapore September 11, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Singapore: Hundreds of Singaporeans, most dressed in black, held a silent protest on Saturday against an uncontested presidential election this week in which applications from four candidates were rejected.

Political protests are rare in the...

10:21

Catalan Mayors Defy Spanish Courts Ahead of Independence Vote "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Protesters carry Esteladas, Catalan separatist flags and Basque flags, during a rally in favour of a referendum on independence from Spain for the autonomous community of Catalonia, in the Basque city of Bilbao, Spain September 9, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Protesters carry Esteladas, Catalan separatist flags and Basque flags, during a rally in favour of a referendum on independence from Spain for the autonomous community of Catalonia, in the Basque city of Bilbao, Spain September 9, 2017. Credit: Reuters

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10:21

Japans Shinzo Abe Mulling Snap Election as Early as October "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters about North Korea's missile launch in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on August 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters about North Koreas missile launch in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on August 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering calling a snap election as early as next month to take advantage of an uptick in approval ratings and disarray in the main opposition party, domestic media reported on Sunday.

Abes ratings have recovered to the 50% level in some polls, helped by public jitters over North Koreas missile and nuclear tests and chaos in the opposition Democratic Party, struggling with single-digit support and defections.

Abe told the head of his Liberal Democratic Partys junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, that he could not rule out dissolving parliame...

10:20

Second Man Arrested Over London Train Attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

LONDON A second man has been arrested over Fridays bomb attack on a London underground train that injured 30 people, police said.

The 21-year-old man was arrested in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police force said in a statement.

He was detained under Britains Terrorism Act and taken to a south London police station, the force added.

Earlier on Saturday, British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a property in Sunbury, a small town outside London, as they hunted for whoever planted the device.

Hounslow is about four miles from Sunbury where police raided and searched a building on Saturday in connection with the bombing.

The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed train carriage at west Londons Parsons Green train station but apparently failed to detonate fully.

(Reporting by Andrew Heavens; Editing by William Schomberg)


10:20

Pentagon Busted Working with Organized Crime to Funnel Billions in Weapons to Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Damascus, Syria A damning new report by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), published this week, exposes the Pentagons falsifying of documents likely to hide the use of a shady network of private arms dealers, intimately connected to Eastern European organized crime groups, to transfer some $2.2 billion dollars worth of mostly old Soviet weaponry to al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria.

As part of the OCCRP/BIRN report, a map/infographic its accuracy confirmed by Foreign Policy magazine denotes that prior CIA weapons went directly to Idlib province (northwest, the section in green) and the Golan border region (south).

Note that both of these regions were, and continue to be, occupied by al-Qaeda (in Idlib, AQs Hayat Tahrir al-Sham). While in Idlib province, analysts have confirmed ethnic cleansing of religious minorities conducted by al-Qaeda rebels directly assisted by arms procured from the now-shuttered covert CIA weapons program.

The two international weapons monitoring groups found conclusive evidence in the form of manipulated Department of Defense documents that revealed the Pentagon had scrubbed documents such as end-user certificates in an effort to hide the paper trail of U.S. government involvement with the nefarious groups.

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10:20

Havana Highlights Housing Replacement Drive After Irma Ravages City "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A view of an apartment where two people have died when the walls collapsed during the passage of Hurricane Irma, according to state-run media, in Havana, Cuba, September 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A view of an apartment where two people have died when the walls collapsed during the passage of Hurricane Irma, according to state-run media, in Havana, Cuba, September 15, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Havana: After Hurricane Irma wrought havoc on Havanas decrepit buildings and killed four in building collapses there, city authorities held a rare media briefing to stress they were prioritizing solving the capitals longstanding housing needs.

A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in bad or regula...

10:19

Could your coffee maker be a weapon of mass destruction? 'Smart' appliances could become a national security risk "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From smart appliances as big as a refrigerator to something as small as a smart salt shaker, your seemingly harmless smart appliances could be a threat to national security. According to a Daily Mail report, Colorado senators claimed that smart devices or devices connected to the Internet could risk natural security. A group of bipartisan senators is sponsoring a bill to make the Internet of Things (IoT) devices with computer chips and sensors that are connected to the internet safer. Senator Cory Scott Gardner (Republican from Colorado) told CBS Denver that these devices could be used as weapons of mass destruction, as mentioned in The Daily Mail article. The federal government orders billions of dollars worth of IoT devices each and every year, Gardner said. In addition, he said that these are things that can be hacked into, and systems and instruments can be controlled using these. You can certainly read what people are doing and maybe even eavesdrop on a conversation people are having, Gardner said. Read more: Could your coffee maker be a weapon of mass destruction? Smart appliances could become a national security risk

10:19

Pakistan Votes in By-Election Seen as Test of Support for Nawaz Sharif "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Supreme Court in July disqualified Sharif because he did not declare a monthly salary, equivalent to $2,722, from a company owned by his son.

A soldier carries supplies to be delivered to a polling station from the election commission office in Lahore, Pakistan September 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters

A soldier carries supplies to be delivered to a polling station from the election commission office in Lahore, Pakistan September 16, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Lahore, Pakistan: Pakistanis began casting votes on Sunday for the parliamentary seat vacated by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.

Sharifs ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party hopes a resounding victory in the eastern city of Lahore would show that supp...

10:16

Couple saw 40 UFOs hovering over British beach before major military operation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AN ELDERLY couple have told of the bizarre sight of 30 to 40 UFOs hovering outside their home the night before a major military operation unfolded. By Jon Austin PUBLISHED: 17:17, Fri, Sep 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 18:10, Fri, Sep 15, 2017 The husband and wife, aged in their 80s, who have not been named []

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10:16

Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vladimir Putin and Russia versus Zionist Fairytales By Phil Butler New Eastern Outlook 16.09.2017 Did you read the latest news that Vladimir Putin is rich and evil? Oh, you dont read anymore, more power to you. Fake news has it that the Russian president has a new secret holiday mansion worth untold millions. []

10:14

What Really Happened To Princess Diana - David Icke "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What Really Happened To Princess Diana - David Icke

10:12

New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Marijuana Possession "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As of noon Saturday, the possession of small amounts of marijuana has been decriminalized in New Hampshire. Now, people in New England who are caught with a joint or two will not be subject to arrest. Two New England statesMaine and Massachusettshave legalized marijuana, and all the others have now decriminalized it. Decriminalization came when, after years of effort, the legislature passed House Bill 640 in June, and Republican Gov. John Sununu signed it into law the following month. Under the states previous law, people caught with small amounts of pot faced up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine. Under the new law, the penalty for possession of up to three-quarters of an ounce is reduced to a $100 fine for a first or second offense and a $300 fine for a third offense within three years. A fourth offense within three years could be charged as a Class B misdemeanor, but there would be no arrest or jail time. Read more: New Hampshire Just Decriminalized Marijuana Possession

10:11

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to talk to end Gulf crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Qatari emir restates readiness to sit at the negotiating table during meeting with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin.

Merkel says she is concerned there is still no solution to the crisis [Michael Sohn/AP]

The Qatari emir says he is ready to sit at a negotiating table to solve the three-month-long regional crisis.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is on his first foreign trip since Qatars diplomatic rift with its Arab neighbours.

As you know we have had a siege of more than 100 days against Qatar, Sheikh Tamim said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.

We spoke about Qatars readiness to sit at the table to solve this issue.

Merkels government has announced efforts to mediate in the crisis, which saw Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severing diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar in June.

READ MORE: Qatar presses UN to take action against blockade

The Arab states accuse Qatar of backing terrorism, an allegation Qatar denies.

Germany has been supporting diplomatic efforts to try and defuse the crisis, with Merkel inviting all sides to sit at the table.

She said she was concerned that there was still no solution to the crisis, adding she supported efforts by......

10:09

Seven Good Things That Happen Every Time You Decide to Buy Local "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In times like these (Donald Trump, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, police brutality, etc.), its natural to feel a need to do something. But what? Its easy to donate online to any one of hundreds of organizations. Heck, even making an Amazon purchase online or an in-store Whole Foods purchase is accompanied by an opportunity to donate to an organization that needs your spare change. But where does that money go? And really, do you know what effect it is having? While its nice and convenient to text-to-donate or round up for charity, there is a more direct, and more effective way to take action to make the world a better place, and it starts in your own backyard. Its keeping your money where your home is by shopping local. The impact of this simple action is so profound you might add years to your life, and to your neighbors. Heres what happens when you buy local. Read more: Seven Good Things That Happen Every Time You Decide to Buy Local

10:06

Emails Indicated Saudi Plan To Attack Qatar To solve everyones problems "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Image of the UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba [File photo]
Image of the UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba [File photo]

Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show.

The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi came close to conquering Qatar and this would solve everyones problems, according to the Emirati official.

Al-Otaiba added that deceased Saudi monarch King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz came pretty close to doing something in Qatar a few months before his death in January 2015.

Abrams was surprised by the revelation, the emails show, declaring: I did not know that. It is dramatic.

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10:06

Ignore the spin, the siege of Gaza endangers everyone, israelis included, so end it now "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ignore the spin, the siege of Gaza endangers everyone, Israelis included, so end it now By Alastair Sloan | MEMO | September 16, 2017 Save the Children reckons that the Israelis have delivered a major project in record time, with the Gaza Strip described in the NGOs latest report as unliveable. The United Nations made []

10:06

E24: 24/7 Electricity Without Generators "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The first time I heard about E24 was back in May when it was featured by The World Economic Forum among the nine Lebanese startups sharing the fourth industrial revolution. E24 was founded by Antoine Saab in 2011 and provides 24/7 electricity without generators by effectively stocking and managing electrical power.

Saab developed an energy storage system that collects and reserves electricity from solar panels or the grid, so residents dont have to pay the electricity bill twice by subscribing to the local generator. What happens is that when the power cuts, E24s energy storage system steadily releases the stored electricity, keeping the lights on and the fridge running. Its like a UPS but on a larger scale.

E24 has expanded ever since 2011 and is now catering homes, villas, businesses and factories. Theyre even working with the government and setting up a new eVillage concept in Bkerzay, where over 50 residences and shops will be powered by E24s power solution.

E24 won the first prize at the Bader Cup and got recently featured on Forbes. Its a really cool concept but it would be good to know if its affordable or too expensive. Im gonna email them and inquire about their eHome solution.

10:05

Election 2017: Dancing Cossacks edition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For younger readers baffled by their elders occasional references to Dancing Cossacks, this was a three-minute party political broadcast, i.e. an ad, for the National Party in the 1975 election. It even has its own Wikipedia page.

Written by Michael Wall, then of the Colenso advertising agency, it was credited with Nationals massive win. The ad was controversial at the time, essentially for accusing Labour, led by Bill Rowling, of being a bit, well, you know, socialist, but looking at it again the most shocking thing about it for me is the lack of an apostrophe in April Fools Day in the first few seconds of the animation. 

The dancing Cossacks themselves were on screen for just five seconds, so 2.78% of screentime  from the 1 min 15s mark it is just National leader Robert Muldoon behind his desk talking directly to the viewer about his policy on superannuation and why it was better than Labours. Leaving aside the politics, the ad treats the viewer a lot more seriously than todays election ads: nearly two minutes of the party leader talking policy, not feels. (Thanks to Simon Carr aka @simonsketch for the link.)

It would be interesting to see some Labour ads from that year from memory they were made by Walls friend and fellow Westie Bob Harvey, then of the McHarmans advertising agency.  

10:05

Don't Believe Whole FoodsThere's Nothing 'Humane' About Its Meat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whole Foods goes further that any other major grocer to advertise its alleged humane treatment of animals. Consumers are confronted with mountains of marketing materials praising the happy lives of the animals raised on the farms who produce the products that line Whole Foods shelves. The implication of these materials to consumers is that the company cares about the treatment of animals and the purchase of animal-based products can be accomplished without causing suffering. Competitors may hurt animals, but Whole Foods can be trusted. Its clever marketing that doesnt represent reality. The companys written animal welfare standards are jargon-intensive but often meaningless. For example, Whole Foods claims that its chickens arent raised in cages. This implies that competitors chickens are raised in battery cages. Such cages arent even legal in some parts of the U.S., and numerous major brands already committed to eliminating them altogether. Read more: Dont Believe Whole FoodsTheres Nothing Humane About Its Meat

10:04

Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh: Finding Glory in the Skies While Firmly Rooted to the Ground "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In addition to his military and diplomatic achievements, Singh was a commander who worked for the well being of veterans.

Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh. Credit: Doordarshan/Twitter

Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh. Credit: Doordarshan/Twitter

When IAF Buglers sound the Last Post today, the nation will have bid farewell to one of its true sons and the Indian Air Force an iconic leader and the only one to don the uniform of Marshal of the Air Force (MAF).

At one level, perhaps I am not qualified to write about a person under whom I never served directly and with whom I shared no personal experiences. At another level, however, for some 11 years of my service in the squadrons, I was a field observer of the MAF as commander and senior leader. I can also claim of one proud and rare distinction. MAF Arjan Singh commanded the No. 1 Squadron and later the Air Force Station, Ambala. I had the privilege to follow in his footsteps and command both, although each nearly three decades after him.

The 1950s and early 60s were a crucial period, coinciding with the IAF evolving technologically and adapting to the jet age with its associated operational and technical challenges. On more than one occasion I was witness to his visits to us in the field and on most he made it a point to fly himself in a Canberra and crawl out in white overalls,...

10:00

Building Bridges to Peace for Africans in India "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Acceptance and peace are necessary to build a cohesive community, and Indians in Africa have seen the benefits of that.

File photo of a protest in Bengaluru after a Tanzanian woman was attacked. Credit: PTI

File photo of a protest in Bengaluru after a Tanzanian woman was attacked. Credit: PTI

After hearing about the multiple acts of violence against Africans in India, I felt it necessary to respond to the senseless acts. My perspective is unique I consider myself a Tanzanian-Indian-American. I was born in Tanzania to a Tanzanian father and an Indian mother. My paternal grandfather, who was orphaned at a young age, was taken to Moshi, Tanzania from Gujarat, India in the early 1900s. My grandfather settled in Tanzania and built a life for himself. Many years before I was born, he passed away. Although I never had a chance to meet him, what I know about my grandfather is that although his roots were Indian, he enjoyed living in Moshi and considered it his home.

As a third-generation Tanzanian, I have always thought of Moshi as home. Not only was I born there, I spent a significant part of my formative years in the town. Even as we maintained our Indian roots and culture, I consider myself Tanzanian because it is the only country that is familiar to me. While I have visited India three times, I have never stayed there for long periods and have only seen India as a tourist.

There are many reasons why Indians like myself have continued to not just survive but thrive in Tanzania. The first key component is acceptanc...

10:00

Cheap And Easy Motion Tracking "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Koppany Horvarth] set out to create a dirt-cheap optical tracking rig for VR that uses only two cameras and a certain amount of math to do its thing. He knew he could do theoretically, and wouldnt cost a lot of money, but still required a lot of work and slightly absurd amount of math.

While playing around with a webcam that hed set up to run an object-tracking Python script and discovered that his setup tended to display a translucent object with a LED inside of it as pure, washed-out white. This gave [Koppany] the idea that he could use such a light as part of his object tracking project. He 3D-printed 50mm hollow spheres out of transparent PLA, illuminated via a LED and powered by a 5V power supply hacked from an old USB cable. After dealing with some lens flares, he sanded down the PLA a little to diffuse the light and it worked like a charm.

To learn more check out his GitHub code repository. You can also take inspiration in some of the other motion tracking posts weve published in the past, like motion tracking on the cheap with a PIC and this OpenCV Airsoft turret.


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09:59

U.S. Says Russia Attacked Site Near American-Led Coalition in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian forces hit a target near Deir Ezzour

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Updated Sept. 16, 2017 7:10 p.m. ET

Russian military forces on Saturday attacked a location in Syria where they knew troops from the U.S.-led coalition and allied Syrian rebels were operating, the U.S. military said.

The strike injured several Syrian Democratic Forces troops but didnt wound any members of the U.S.-led coalition, according to the statement from the Combined Joint Task ForceOperation Inherent Resolve, after the Russian forces hit a target east of the Euphrates River near Deir Ezzour.

Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said such an incident wasnt possible but didnt elaborate.

American and Russian forces have an open communications line to discuss operations that could overlap, especially air operations, to prevent midair collisions or the targeting of troops incorrectly. The communications line apparently wasnt used in this instance.

Coalition officials are available and the deconfliction line with Russia is open 24 hours per day, said the top-ranking American officer in the coalition, Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, in the statement released Saturday.

The coalition didnt respond to requests to clarify whether the attack was an airstrike and provided no further details on the matter.

The statement didnt say whether the coalition troops threatened to fire at the Russian forces, but it reiterated that coalition forces and partners always retain the right of self-defense.

Russia has recently stepped up its military efforts in Deir Ezzour where Islamic State still has a stronghold. The Russians have taken journalists on one of their Navy frigates to watch the launch of cruise missiles into Deir Ezzour as a public demonstration of their capabilities and as a rebuke to U.S.-led coalition forces, who Russians say arent doing enough.

Russian forces have also ramped up their air campaign, sending more sorties into Syria to bomb Islamic State-held areas and to show their support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad. That has included actions against moderate groups opposed to Mr. Assad, not just Islamic State.

The re...

09:54

400,000 UK consumers at risk after the Equifax data breach "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

About 400,000 Britons may have had their information stolen following the Equifax data breach, the news was reported by the UK division of the company.

More details are emerging from the recent Equifax data breach that impacted approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The attackers exploited the CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts vulnerability that was fixed back in March, but the company did not update its systems, a thesis that was also reported by an Apache spokeswoman to the Reuters agency.

Now the UK division of the credit reference agency has revealed that 400,000 UK people were affected due to a process failure, but the systems of the company in the UK were not affected.

The platforms used by Equifax Ltd and TDX Group are entirely separated from those impacted by the Equifax Inc cybersecurity incident.

Equifax data breach

Unfortunately, the investigation revealed that there was unauthorised access to limited personal information for certain UK consumers, but hackers did not access financial data or credentials.

Regrettably, the investigation shows that a file containing UK consumer information may potentially have been accessed. This was due to a process failure, corrected in 2016, which led to a limited amount of UK data being stored in the US between 2011 and 2016.The information was restricted to: Name, date of birth, email address and a telephone number, and Equifax can confirm that the data does not include any residential address information, password information or financial data. reads the Equifax UK.

Having concluded the initial assessment, Equifax has established that it is likely to need to contact fewer than 400,000 UK consumers in order to offer them appropriate advice and a range of services to help safeguard and reassure them.

According to the company, the UK consumer data that may have been stolen does not include any single Equifax business clients or institution.

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) o...

09:53

North Korea: Why Peace is Alien to the U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why Peace is Alien to the U.S. By Finian Cunningham Youd have to laugh if it were not so grave. The Trump administration says that it is running out of patience for a diplomatic solution to the Korea crisis. This pseudo piousness comes from a US government that continually refuses to enter into direct []

09:53

An Economic Lesson for China and Russia, by Paul Craig Roberts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Economic Lesson for China and Russia Paul Craig Roberts     Is there anyone in Trumps government who is not an imbecile? After years of endless military threats against Russiaremember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message, and []

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09:53

Brian Houston on Twitter: As for the No campaign on Australian gay marriage, gay or straightwhatever makes you happy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GAY LORD POPE BRAIN OF HELL$ONG: As for the No campaign on Australian gay marriage, gay or straightwhatever makes you happy


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09:52

Conquering Fear with Alchemy and Priests of the Artificial Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

When taking on the AI head on it's only a matter of time before the Artificial Intelligence starts attacking. But how can we handle these attacks as #RAwConsciousness? Chris Geo and Sheree Geo discuss how they conquered fear, anger, hatred and found a true sense of peace.

Ra Castaldo joins us in the second half of the broadcast to discuss new revelations of the Artificial Intelligence priests, the Demiurge and what the ancients had right and wrong.

09:49

Iran claims to have father of all bombs, Forget the American mother of all bombs, meet the Russian-made daddy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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A top commander of Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claims that the country possesses the father of all bombs which overshadows the most powerful non-nuclear ordnance of the US.

The bomb was developed under a special request of the IRGC, the corps Aerospace Force commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said in an interview on Friday.

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READ MORE: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, first time used in combat

Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), [Irans] Defense Industries [Organization] manufactured a 10-ton bomb. These bombs are at our disposal, PressTV cited the commander as saying.

They can be launched from Ilyushin aircraft and they are highly destructive, he added, without providing any further details on the capabilities of the ordnance.

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09:48

Same-sex marriage No campaign launches; Vote No sprawled in Sydney skies "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Every Bible-believing Christian should vote No to gay marriage in the upcoming Australian postal ballot.

There is no other Biblically valid vote.

 

ABC New Australia

Same-sex marriage No campaign launches; Vote No sprawled in Sydney skies

17 September 2017

 

 

Opponents of same-sex marriage have officially launched the No campaign, saying they are on the right side of legal and moral history.

Key points:

  • New TV ad was played at the event and has been posted online
  • The new ad talks about radical sex and gender programs in schools
  • Senator Cory Bernardis speech focused on freedom of speech

Last night Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi asked No supporters to be vigilant at an event launching the Coalition for Marriages campaign at the Sydney Convention Centre.

A new TV ad was played at the event and has been posted online, and this morning Sydneysiders could not miss Vote No sprawled across the sky.

We are under assault because we are on the right side of legal and moral history, Senator Bernardi told an audience of more than 1,000 people.

 

It is a sign of what is to come unless we are vigilant and can...

09:45

Priorities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


This is curious. Both Sky News and ITV News are still leading their websites with the latest UK terrorist attack:



The BBC News website, in contrast, has relegated the story down its running order. (It's now a lower priority story than a piece on James Bond):


Meanwhile, and perhaps not coincidentally, Mail Online's main headline at the moment is:


Now, the Mail report is more cautious than its headline and adds caveats like "If true", but the questio...

09:44

Man arrested over Parsons Green Tube train bombing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Man arrested over Parsons Green Tube train bombing --Terror threat maintained at critical after 18-year-old is detained in Dover | 16 Sept 2017 | Police investigating Friday's bombing on the London Underground said they had made a "significant" arrest -- but said the country's threat level remained at critical, suggesting a further attack was imminent. The Metropolitan Police arrested an 18-year-old man -- whom they did not identify, citing "strong investigative reasons" -- at the Port of Dover on Saturday. Neil Basu, a deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said that, although the arrest was significant, the threat level remained at critical and t