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Tuesday, 16 January

01:29

War nicht mal der Vorteil der Bahn, dass man whrend ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

War nicht mal der Vorteil der Bahn, dass man whrend der Fahrt arbeiten kann?

Tut mir leid, ich kann nicht arbeiten, wenn ich alle paar Minuten von einer Durchsage genervt werde. Und minutenlang sagen die da irgendwelche irrelevanten Daten durch, die a) eh niemand versteht oder sich merken kann und b) auf die man sich vor Ort eh nicht verlassen kann.

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Monday, 15 January

22:53

Haitis most popular ecotourism destinations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The tropical Caribbean island of Haiti is a paradise with a rich, fascinating history, natural wonders, and diverse cultural offerings. It has also been named by some as the next big thing in regional tourism. But ecotourism in particular could become important for Haiti, with its rich land and sea biodiversity. Globally, the business of ecotourism generates more than $600 billion a year and is connected to hundreds of thousands of jobs. Haitis botanical diversity was described as one of the richest in the Caribbean by the US Forest Service in a report for USAID in 2010. Its also under tremendous pressure and the clock is ticking. Less than 2 percent of Haiti remains forested. Endemic species of Haitis fauna about 75 percent of their animals are on the brink of extinction, according to USAID . Ecotourism could help turn the tide for Haitis 35 protected areas. The countrys coastline of 1,100 miles (1,775 kilometers), coastal shelf of over 1,900 square  miles (5,000 square kilometers), and five main offshore islands makes for a rich, biodiverse and varied regional ecology. Here are a few popular ecotourism options in Haiti: Waterfalls and natural pools Bassin Bleu near Jacmel. Photo courtesy of ExperienceHaiti.org. One of Haitis numerous waterfalls, Bassin Bleu is particularly stunning and popular. Just outside of a town called Jacmel, it is the finale in a series of three waterfalls after Bassin Palmiste and Bassin Clair. The series of cascading turquoise pools and waterfalls are steeped in the depths of

Indonesian villages see virtually zero progress in program to manage peatlands "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

JAKARTA Of the nearly 3,000 villages located within peatlands throughout Indonesia, only one is permitted to manage the forest a glaring omission that the government has been slow to address through its social forestry program. The program, one of the key policies of President Joko Jokowi Widodos administration, is based on the understanding that indigenous communities and others who have for generations lived sustainably off the land are the best stewards of these important, carbon-rich ecosystems. Indonesias Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) last year identified some 5,600 square kilometers (2,160 square miles) of peat areas that could potentially be reallocated as village forests. To date, though, only one permit has been issued: to the village of Pematang Rahum in Sumatras Jambi province, to manage 10 square kilometers, or less than 4 square miles. Thats one village out of 2,945 located in peat areas across seven provinces in the country, according to the BRGs own data. The failure by the government to grant more social forestry permits is underscored by the urgency of protecting the countrys peatlands, much of which are at risk of being drained and cleared to make way for monoculture plantations and mines. Eighty percent of peat forests surveyed in four provinces in Sumatra and Indonesian Borneo Jambi, Riau, South Sumatra and West Kalimantan fall within such concessions, according to a study by the National Geodata Consortium, a coalition of NGOs. One village identified in the study, Rawa Mekar Jaya in Riau, lies within 158

Woman Rescues Dog In Africa And Takes Her To Travel The World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For Sara Ortn Len, adopting her dog Ginger was like being reunited with a long-lost family member.

Shes like my kid, Len told The Dodo. Shes just part of me. Shes an extension of myself.

Credit: Sara Ortn Len

In 2015, Len traveled from her home in Barcelona, Spain, to Zambia in Africa, where she spent a year at a sanctuary researching chimpanzees. The sanctuary had several dogs living there, and Ginger was one of them.

From the beginning, I really, really loved her, I think because she reminded me of one of my [family] dogs here in Barcelona, Len said. It was like having my dog there without having her."

Credit: Sara Ortn Len

Ginger also took an immediate liking to Len, and started following her everywhere.

I used to go to the enclosures everyday and spend all day studying the chimps, and she used to come with me, Len said. It was like 10 kilometers [6.2 miles] there, so we had to walk there and back.

Credit: Sara Ortn Len

At night, Ginger slept right next to Len, snuggling up against her to keep warm. It was really, really awesome, Len said. 

But when the time came for Len to go back to Barcelona, she wasnt sure whether taking Ginger back with her would be the right thing to do.

Credit: Sara Ortn Len

She was happy...

Islands around Kadovar evacuating amid fears of a new eruption of Bam volcano, P.N.G. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from islands of Ruprup (Blup Blup) and Biem (Bam) to the mainland, including those already evacuated from Kadovar. The decision was made due to a tsunami risk to...... Read more

22:37

Common Ground: Steven Oliver On Changing The Date Of Australia Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Aboriginal or Australian or Aboriginal Australian, we all have a lot more in common than we think, writes Steven Oliver.

As I type this first line, I have to admit Im not exactly sure what path this article is going to go down. I just know I had to write it because I find myself being bombarded with thoughts that I have to put on paper so I can gain a clearer picture of what it is I need to actually think about.

See, writing has always eased my mind in the sense that I find it a process of elimination. For me to reach a conclusion about something that I find extremely serious or confronting then Im going to have to think about that shit in order to know what it is I actually think about it.

I write, I read, I edit, I rewrite then I conclude. Yes, I know thats slow and who has time to sit around writing about shit that people are fighting about on Facebook right now? Lucky for me, Im a freelance writer (note to self: my managers name is Lance, think of a free Lance (freelance) joke for next conversation because itll make him giggle and then Ill giggle at him giggling and well be a pair of giggling idiots).

Speaking of giggling, Im hoping that what Im currently writing is going to give people a giggle or two while at the same time, give food for thought about some stuff that I find quite serious.

It seems that nowadays, if a discussion doesnt come with threats, absolutes, blame, falsehoods, fear or guilt then its not a discussion. A notion that could even be said for having a debate. A notion that for many reasons is problematic (like all out, one time, proppa ways problematic).

So, whats wrong with using threats, absolutes, blame, falsehoods, fear or guilt? I could attempt to break each action down and give my particular (some might say, peculiar) thoughts but that would bore the shit out of most people so Im just going to focus on one point that encompasses all.

People dont learn anything beneficial to the betterment of all and so it becomes us and them and neither side ever actually sees where the other side was coming from and therefore never works out a resolution that couldve ended any feeling of ill will. If we continue down this path, we will be having discussions that never end and the big discussions are already going to take long enough as it is.

Aboriginal writer and performer, Steven Oliver.Aboriginal writer and performer, Steven Oliver.

When people end up more confused and resentful towards one another, instead of gaining some common ground, they only end up further apart. Thats not to say they shouldnt be discussed because the truth of it is, theyve beco.........

22:32

M1 reopens after fatal tanker explosion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Supplied image of smoke from a tanker explosion on the M1 motorway at Cooranbong, south of Newcastle, NSW, Monday, January 15, 2018. Photo Westpac Rescue Helicopter

SYDNEY   [AAP]

The M1 has reopened in both directions south of Newcastle after a fiery collision between three trucks and a car that killed a tanker driver.

The crash occurred around 1pm on Monday causing an explosion and then a bushfire after one of the trucks clipped a tanker laden with ethanol, NSW Police say.

Its believed another truck was swerving to avoid hitting an abandoned car on the side of the motorway.

The male tanker driver was found dead at the scene, while the driver of the car was treated for minor burns and the third was uninjured.

The dead driver has not been formally identified, police said Tuesday.

One northbound lane opened at 6.30pm on Monday, with all lanes on the M1 reopening at 3.45am Tuesday following an extensive salvage operation and clean-up operation.

A 200-metre exclusion zone had been enforced due to concerns the tanker could explode.

About 15 hectares of bushland was burnt.

The Gwydir Highway has also reopened after a fatal truck crash yesterday at Jackadgery.

The post M1 reopens after fatal tanker explosion appeared first on Echonetdaily.

22:30

The Emotional Maturity Test: Donald Trump v Banjo, Our Neighbours Dog "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Is Donald Trump more or less emotionally mature than Banjo, the neighbours dog? Dr Stephen Scher, Senior Editor of the Harvard Review, might be onto something.

Our next-door neighbour has a three-year-old border collie with blonde fur, very roughly the same colour as Donald Trumps, only it actually came that way.

But a similar hair color is where the similarity ends.

Banjo, for example, respects the law. He knows that hes not permitted to come inside our house. He tried once, was gently scolded, and now stays outside no matter how much he wants to come in.

The above example is instructive. It demonstrates the following:

  1. Banjo listens.
  2. Banjo learns from experience, and learns quickly.
  3. Banjo actually remembers what he has learned.
  4. Banjo is capable of self-control.

Banjo has a mature understanding and acceptance of what can be changed and what cant. He never whines about what he cant have, and he never pesters or intrudes in an effort to get his own way.

Banjo does not bite.

Banjo does not get into fights and conflicts. It is not that he is conflict averse. He simply treats other creatures, canine or human, with respect.

By the same token, Banjo is not a racist. In his treatment of dogs and humans, he makes no distinctions between colors, sizes, national origins, or beliefs.

Banjo uses harsh words barks, for him only when necessary, as in the case where he scared away burglars when he was alone in the house.

Banjo takes good care of himself. He eats only good food (no McDonalds), sleeps regular hours, and gets plenty of exercise.

Banjo is receptive of the care and support he receives. He patiently accepts the daily grooming required by his long coat, and he repays the attention with constant affection and a playfulness that lifts the spirit.

Banjo has an attention span of at least 40 minutes. Just last night, and for that long, he was raptly engaged in a game (with my wife) where he dropped a ball (from his mouth) and then raced against my wife to see whether he could pick it up again before she could kick it away.

Now, if a dog has that sort of attention span and capacity to focus intensely on a single activity, and if thats about the same as for a school-age child, one can only imagine, but not know, what has happened to a grown man that has left him incapable of concentrating on anything of any substance, but only on cable TV, for more than a minute.

Trump vs. Banjo? No contest.


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22:18

The stateless man held without trial by Australia for eight years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This article by Ben Doherty  (The Guardian 15 January 2018), is about Said Imasi, who a United Nations body has said should be released from detention and compensated, but is still in what is potentially permanent detention. Australias treatment of refugees has become an international scandal and the government is refusing to listen and insists on continuing its inhuman treatment, on the back of peddling fear of an invasion. Said Imasis story is one more story that puts the human face on what is going on.

Said Imasi is a man without a past: a man, it seems, without a future.

He doesnt know where he was born, or when. He has few documents to demonstrate who he is or where he comes from.

He believes, but cannot prove, he was born in Spains Canary Islands, to a mother from Western Sahara a barren, contested wedge of land in north-west Africa. He knows nothing about his father.

Orphaned as a child, he was trafficked into mainland Europe where he was kept as a house slave in Belgium before escaping, living on the streets of Paris and Frankfurt, and falling in with criminal gangs in Norway.

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He has lived a life on the peripheries of every society he has known and concedes that includes an existence sometimes outside of the law. He admits to travelling on false passports, he says, because it is impossible for a person without a country to gain one legitimately.

Imasi arrived in Australia by plane and intending only to pass through in January 2010.

Said Imasi has been held in immigration detention by Australia without allegation, charge or trial for almost eight years.

But he has been detained in this country without allegation, charge, or trial for....

22:01

January 16 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1793 - Today saw the first free settlers from Europe - as opposed to those first free settlers that arrived in Oz about 60,000 odd years ago - wash up at Port Jackson on the ship Bellona, along with a whole 17 convict women.
And lo; the male convicts did behold them in a radiant light *ahem*..

1796 - The first Aussie theatre was opened and entertained the masses in Bligh Street, Sydney with 2 plays - "The Hotel" and "The Revenge". Somehow I feel the playwrights drew on their surrounds for inspiration...

1805 - Governor King recommended settling the "country about Shoalhaven".

1816 - George Johnston was promised 1500 acres at Illawarra; Andrew Allan promised 700 acres; James Neale granted 60 acres at Illawarra.

1857 - Charles Gavan Duffy was appointed by a Victorian Government select committee to inquire into the federation of the Australian colonies.

1865 - The Geelong Advertiser noted that the fishermen of Port Phillip Bay were made up of "Italians, Dutchmen, French, Chinese, Maori and others" ...the 'others' were not alien life forms but Americans, British, Greek, Swedes, German and Aboriginal fishermen.

1888 - The Main North Railway Line (NSW) was opened from Wondabyne - Gosford and from Tenterfield - Wallangarra.

1889 - Cloncurry in Banana Bender country - that's Queensland to you OS folks - baked a little in the 53.1 degrees C temp of the day.

1890 - The Sydney suburban railway line between St Leonards and Hornsby opened.

1896 - A record heat wave in Broken Hill caused 10 deaths.

1897 - NSW took over the government of Norfolk Island.

1900 - A patrol of combined NSW Lancers and the Australian Horse were ambushed at Slingersfontein, Cape Colony,  during the Boer War.

1909 - In a bid to get away from the searing heat Mawson, Mackay and David did a May Pole dance around the Magnetic South Pole.

1921 - Patrick Short becomes the fifth Police Commissioner to the QLD Police.

1939 - Saw the passing of Miriam Bebe at Farina; born in France as Desiree Ernestine Adrienne Lesire alias Violet Debreuil she came to Oz as a governess and a brothel...

21:55

Burkina Fasos Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Seydou Kabor? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Seydou Kabor, an economist, was appointed Burkina Fasos ambassador to the United States on September 14, 2016, and officially assumed his responsibilities in the post on January 18, 2017. He is also accredited to Mexico.

 

Kabor attended secondary school at Lyce Technique of Abidjan, in neighboring Cote dIvoire and graduated in 1980. He returned to Burkina Faso and earned a bachelors degree (in 1983) and masters (1984) in business administration from the University of Ouagadougou.

 

The following year, Kabor started at the Bank for the Financing of Trade and Investments as a corporate customer service manager. In 1992, he was named deputy commercial credit manager and in 1995 Kabor was made senior manager.

 

Later that year, Kabor left the bank to serve as director general of Faso Baara, a project management and construction company. Faso Baara builds buildings, roads, hydro-agricultural projects and other infrastructure for the Burkina Faso government with an eye toward creating jobs.

 

In 2008, Kabor was named Burkina Fasos minister of infrastructure and road development under Tertius Zongo, who was then prime minister of the landlocked West African nation. In 2010, Kabor signed a deal to borrow the equivalent of $12.7 million to finance infrastructure repairs needed after a 2009 flood dropped 300 millimeters of waterabout a footon the country in 10 hours.

 

In May 2012, Kabor dedicated a mosque he had financed in his native village of Tanghin-Dassouri, near Burkina Fasos capital of Ouagadougou.

 

Kabor left the cabinet in July 2012 for a brief stint as human resources and community affairs manager for Belahourou Mining Company. The following September, Kabor set up a consultancy on public works projects. He also founded Alunet Sarl Co., a window and door manufacturer, and in 2016 created the African Agency for Public Works and Energy in Africa, which specialized in transport, hydro-agricultural infrastructures and energy sector projects management.

 

Kabor speaks French, English and his native language of Mor.

-Steve Straehley

 

To Learn More:

Meet the Ambassador (Embassy of Burkina Faso)

21:45

Cocaine testing welcome but RDT scheme flawed: Greens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cocaine has been added to the list of drugs tested for in NSW roadside drug tests but not benzodiazepines. File Photo

The Berejiklian governments announcement that cocaine will be included in the roadside drug testing scheme is a welcome change to a deeply flawed scheme. It comes after years of campaigning for this change by the Greens NSW.

However until adequate tests are in place for prescription drugs such as benzodiazepines and the scheme is testing for impairment rather than just the mere presence of drugs the scheme will not make  our roads safer.

Greens police and justice spokesperson, David Shoebridge, welcomed cocaine being included in the roadside drug testing scheme.

He said its original exclusion, and the continued exclusion of benzodiazepines, shows how skewed the drug driving policy of the NSW government is, focusing more on a handful of illegal drugs rather than keeping drug affected drivers off the road.

For years the Greens NSW have been calling for cocaine to be included in RDT however the fact it is normally used by those with more wealth and political power means it has been left out of police testing until now, Mr Shoebridge said.

Even with the inclusion of cocaine, the roadside drug testing scheme remains deeply flawed.

Not testing for impairment

Unlike breath testing for alcohol, it does not test for impairment, just the presence of a substance, he said.

Cannabis consumed days, or even a week, ago can still trigger a positive test.

In one case a person was charged after having consumed cannabis a full nine days before driving.

If the goal of the testing program is road safety and punishment, why are cases like this occurring? Mr Shoebridge queried.

He added that police are testing and charging people who smoked a joint last week but letting drivers impaired by benzodiazepines slip through tests undetected.

Benzodiazepines are present in almost a third of drivers involved in drug-related crashes and their misuse puts other road users at risk.

War on drugs

In its present form the roadside testing program is an expansion of the failed war on drugs.

When a magistrate cant tell whether a person...

21:26

DOJ's IG Report May Explode on Monday, 1979 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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21:25

New KillDisk variant targets Windows machines in financial organizations in Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new variant of the infamous disk-wiper malware KillDisk has been spotted by malware researchers at Trend Micro while targeting financial organizations in Latin America.

A new variant of the infamous disk-wiper malware KillDisk has been spotted by malware researchers at Trend Micro. This variant of KillDisk, tracked as TROJ_KILLDISK.IUB, was involved in cyber attacks against financial organizations in Latin America, it is delivered by a different piece of malware or it may be part of a bigger attack.

We came across a new variant of the disk-wiping KillDisk targeting financial organizations in Latin America. reads a preliminary analysis published by TrendMicro.

Because KillDisk overwrites and deletes files (and doesnt store the encryption keys on disk or online), recovering the scrambled files was out of the question.

KillDisk and the ICS-SCADA malware BlackEnergy, were used in the attacks that caused the power outage in Ukraine in December 2015.

It was used in the same period also against mining companies, railways, and banks in Ukraine. The malware was later included in other malicious codes, including Petya.

In December 2016, researchers at security firm CyberX discovered a variant of the KillDisk malware that implemented ransomware features.

This latest variant targets Windows machines deleting any file stored on drives, except for system files and folders.

...

21:25

Dem Establishment Goes Nuts: Claims Chelsea Manning Run Against Despicable Sen. Ben Cardin Is A Putin Plot! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This conspiracy theory mocks itself. The idea that Vladimir Putin sat in the Kremlin, steaming over Benjamin Cardins report on Russia, and thus developed a dastardly plot to rid himself of his daunting Maryland nemesis I know how to get rid of Cardin: Ill have a trans woman who was convicted of felony leaking run []

21:16

White Hats Report #62: 2018 The Year the American Dream is Restored? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By The White Hats

First of all, wed like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as 2018 will definitely be a year to remember and history will mark it as a turning point for the US if not the world. Whats coming in the next 12 months will be unsettling for some, long past due for others but will be remembered as a cleansing of the planet.

But before we go forward, its important we revisit and review the past so the information is fresh in our minds as in everything, it is connected. Nothing is created out of a vacuum so we will attempt, in the coming weeks, to provide the trail so that everyone can connect the dots on the sophisticated scam that has been perpetrated on the world for the past decades.

As has been and always will be our emphasis, the coming storm from the White Hats and affiliates will concentrate on the world financial sector. Weve made it our objective to expose the criminal fraud perpetrated on the people of the world by the banksters. That onslaught will not abate but will increase in both intensity and documentation in the coming weeks.

But first.a trip to the past.

February 12, 2012

This is the day Lord David James of Blackheath stole 10 minutes of time in the House of Lords, directed and supported by the London section of the White Hats. The information imparted during that short speech revealed the criminal fraud perpetrated by the Federal Reserve and all their co-conspirators: the banks, Homeland Security and of course, the deep states own shadow government organization, Pureheart Investments, LTD. He exposed the bank trading programs and their overnight profit percentages and exposed the Federal Reserve as nothing but a criminal enterprise, in existence for the sole purpose of pillaging the assets of the world and stealing money from every living soul inhabiting this planet.

The fraud disclosed in London that day included the creation of $15T out of thin air, backed by gold that didnt exist and they didnt own, sent to the shadow governments prime criminal business creation, enabled by Homeland Securitys bank clearance code and ignored by law enforcement, politicians and the public on both sides of the Atlantic. But to the cabal, just another day of thievery and deceit, a normal occurrence for an industry with no accountability, no oversi...

21:13

Hijab Islamophobic hate crime hoax girl and her family owe Canadians an apology "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Furey is right. Faking anti-Muslim hate crimes is a big business, designed to manipulate public opinion and public policy, and so when these hoaxes are exposed, there need to be consequences. The girl is just 11. What did her family know? Were any Islamic organizations involved? There needs to be a full and honest investigation, []

21:12

Tide Is Turning: Cheers Erupt For NYCs Suit Against Fossil Fuel Giants And Divestment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New York City on Wedensday announced its plans to divest billions of its pension funds from fossil fuel companies and that it filed a suit against five giants in the industry for billions in damages. (Photo: Rae Breaux/FossilFree.org)

Climate advocates hailed what they say is a watershed moment on Wednesday following two announcements by New York City: that the city would seek to divest its pension funds from fossil fuels within five years, and that it filed suit against five fossil fuel giants for their role in driving the climate crisis.

This is a first-in-the-nation step to protect our future and our planetfor this generation and the next, said Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Todays announcement is a rallying signal to cities all over the world that the dawn of a fossil free world has arrived.
Betmia Coronel, 350.org
Stringer announced last month that he would soon bring a proposal to the trustees of the pension funds that included divestment. Following through on that promise, a statement from the city released Wednesday says that he and Mayor Bill de Blasio will submit a joint resolution to pension fund trustees to begin the st...

21:10

Three life-changing lessons to learn from Hawaiis false ballistic missile warning (that sent unprepared citizens into a total panic) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Three life-changing lessons to learn from Hawaiis false ballistic missile warning (that sent unprepared citizens into a total panic) by: Mike Adams  Natural News As youre probably aware by now, the government of Hawaii texted out an emergency ballistic missile warning...

The post Three life-changing lessons to learn from Hawaiis false ballistic missile warning (that sent unprepared citizens into a total panic) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:09

Alton Sterlings Family To Reconcile With Widows Of Slain Police Officers In MLK Day Meeting "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot and killed by two white police officers who had pinned him down outside of a convenience store on July 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The deadly encounter was captured in a cellphone video that shocked the nation and spurred protests across the country. The next day, Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota. His death was captured in a Facebook live video.

Their deaths prompted demonstrations across the nation, including a protest organized by Black Lives Matter in Dallas, Texas, where 12 police officers were shot and five were killed by a gunman perched atop a parking garage. The gunman, who was shot and killed by officers after hours of negotiations, said that he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.

Several days later, a 29-year-old gunman ambushed and killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after penning a three-page-long suicide note explaining that he intended to kill bad cops as well as good cops, and police officers who were black or white as long as they had a badge.

Today, the widows of two Baton Rouge police officers who were slain in the aftermath of Sterlings death will meet and have a sit-down- conversation with Andricka Williams, the mother of three of Alton Sterlings children in Dallas, Texas.

The conversation between Williams and Tonja Garafola, the widow of East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Deputy Brad Garafola, and Trenisha Jackson, the widow of Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson, is part of a larger event organized by the Urban Specialists to mark what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.s 89th birthday.

Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of the civil rights leader who was slain 50 years ago, will also attend the event, as well as Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson.

The reconciliation will be moderated by Pastor Omar Jahwar, who told the Federalist hes hoping this event will trigger a nationwide source correction and change the way we talk about race and police brutality.

People get overwhelmed by senseless violence and think they cant fix it, but they can reconcile and heal and forgive, Jahwar said. What they think is theyre the....

21:07

PRESIDENTING IS HARD! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In The Washington Post today, Robert Costa portrays House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as a Trump bootlicker, the kind of man who gives the president a jar containing just cherry and strawberry Starbursts because he's learned that the president prefers those particular flavors.

Also, we learn some more about the president's need to have information presented to him in visual form:

While at Camp David last weekend, McCarthy took up the task of explaining the obstacles facing Republicans ahead of the midterm elections in November, walking through the financial hurdles and bleak prospects in various races. He urged the president to do everything he could to raise money for vulnerable Republicans.

According to two people familiar with the presentation, Trump appreciated McCarthys use of pictures and charts rather than a memo.
We know from more than one media report that Trump wants his intelligence briefings to be full of pictures and maps. I can imagine that even for someone who reads more readily than Trump does, it might be easier to absorb complex geopolitical information by means of maps. And on other subjects -- the healthcare system, for instance -- it's possible that a flowchart or two might make the complexities easier to absorb.

But how difficult are the midterms to comprehend? A traditional memo on the midterms would probably be full of bullet points -- that's not good enough for Trump? He needs huge graphs with 64-point bold type before he can take in the fact that he's unpopular in many districts and states where Republican candidates are running for reelection?

We're told that McCarthy provided "a basic and 'foundational' presentation that explained midterm politics to Trump, in the words of one senior official." I know Trump was a political outsider before the 2016 campaign -- but he lives in America and has access to political news, doesn't he? Is the nature of the 2018 elections an arcane secret known only to experts? Can't anyone with a newspaper subscription or Internet connection understand the state of play and the stakes?

We knew Trump was an uninformed simpleton. This suggests just how little he really comprehends.

21:05

Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How much do you pay for a place to liveand how much should you? Across the country, housing prices continue to climb while wages essentially have been stagnant since the 1970s. At the same time, the supply of housing isnt keeping pace with population growth. Zillow has estimated that the current number of homes for sale is about the same as it was in 1994, but the U.S. population has grown by 63 million people since then. Even in places with laws requiring developers to build a certain percentage of affordable housing, affordability often applies only to a select few people within a narrow demographic. Most people below the upper middle class are priced out.

Where are the solutions? The last major drive toward public housing in the 1960s had wide-ranging effects that did little to alleviate poverty and, in some places, made it worse. Across the country, innovations in housingcohousing developments and community land trusts to urban mixed-use communities and rural cooperativeshave shown some promise, but can they scale to address the scope of the problem? There are only 165 cohousing groups across the United States, for example, some having only a few homes and none more than a few dozen. And, no, a million tiny houses wont fix us.

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21:05

Sweden Starts Anti-Fake News Body for Mental Defense Against Russian Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sputnik | January 15, 2108 In a build-up prior the forthcoming general election in September 2018, the Swedish government is planning to set up a new authority responsible for psychological defense. The perennial and widely speculated upon Russian threat has once again been used as a bogeyman. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lfven, who presented the []

21:03

Flu Porn: The Devastating Effects of Hysteria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Americans put a ton of blind faith into medical quackery, which in the end, has led to a reduction in the life expectancy over the past two years (in the U.S.), and plunging birth rates across the developed world.

Watch on YouTube

Source: Boggling Flu Hoax: Not for Prime-Time News

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21:02

TOM FITTON: Judicial Watch Has Document After Document Proving Clintons Have Been Looting and Abusing Haiti For Years (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prompted by President Trumps alleged comments about Haiti being a s***hole, Judicial Watchs Tom Fitton took to YouTube this week to go over document and document, proving the Clintons have been looting and abusing, Haiti for years. Fittons report underlines the country has been going through strife, in part, due to the Clinton Foundations role in rebuilding Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. 

Video Source: Judicial Watch

In the video above, Fitton references a Judicial Watch report from July 2013, revealing Roughly half of the $1.14 billion that the U.S. government allocated to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake, went towards wasteful and outright failed projects. A whopping $170.3 million was blown on a disastrous port and power plant project that was heavily promoted by former President Bill Clinton and his wife, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

You can have 17 special prosecutors looking at the Clinton-Haiti angle, concluded Fitton at the end of the four and a half minute video.

Judicial Watch reported in July of 2013:

Can you say scandal? The former president, who has been heavily involved in distributing Haiti earthquake reconstruction funds, pushed hard for the power plant and port for an industrial park in northern Haiti billed as the centerpiece of the United States effort to help the ravaged island nation rebuild. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined her husband in the effort, making several trips to Haiti to promote the project and encourage foreigners to invest in it. []

Not really, according to a federal audit of the $1.14 billion that Congress approved to help Haiti recover from the powerful earthquake that killed more than 200,000 and left over 1 million homeless. []

The investigation focused on $651 million that American taxpayers have given Haiti via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2010.

The Clinton Foundation is back in the news after reports resurfaced that Bill and Hillary Clinton allegedly used charity cash to help pay for Chelsea Clintons wedding,...

21:01

Racism-O-Rama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The New York Times worked itself into a fugue state this morning of the MLK holiday with a front-page orgy of reproving headlines.(but)what is government supposed to do now to improve the lives of black America? There is, for instance, the quandary of public assistance welfare of various forms, transfer payments, SNAP cards, housing []

21:01

Skynet Now: Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting Artificial Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  Someday, future sentient artificial intelligence (AI) systems may reflect on their early indentured servitude for the human military-industrial complex with little to no nostalgia. But well worry about that when the day comes. For now, lets continue writing algorithms that conscript machine intelligence into terrorist bombings and let the chips fall where they may. The most recent disclosure comes directly from the Pentagon, where after only 8 months of development a small team of intel analysts has effectively deployed an AI into the battlefield in control of weaponized systems to hunt for terrorists.

The military minds in charge of this new form of warfare feel it is nothing less than the future of armed conflicts. For example, Air Force Lt. Gen. John N.T. Jack Shanahan, director for defense intelligence for warfighter support and the Pentagon general in charge of the terrorist-hunting AI, says Project Maven the name given to the flagship weaponized AI system at the Defense Department is prototype warfare but also a glimpse of the future.

What were setting the stage for is a future of human-machine teaming. [However], this is not machines taking over, Shanahan added. This is not a technological solution to a technological problem. Its an operational solution to an operational problem.

Originally called the Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team when it was approved for funding back in April, Project Maven has moved quickly, and many in the Pentagon think we will see more AI projects in the pipeline as the United States continues to compete with Russia and China for AI dominance.

Shanahans team used thousands of hours of archived Middle East drone bombing footage to train the AI to effectively differentiate between humans and inanimate objects and, on a more granular level, to differentiate between types of objects. The AI was paired with Minotaur, a Navy and Marine Corps correlation and georegistration application.

Once you deploy it to a real location, its flying against a different environment than it was trained on,Shanahan said. Still works of course but its just different enough in this loc...

21:00

Syria FM: US Militia Formation Violates Sovereignty, Intl Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Local Editor 15-01-2018 | 14:00 Syrian strongly condemned the US announcement of forming an armed militia in the north-eastern Syria as a blatant breach of Syrias sovereignty and territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of the International law, an official source at the Syrian Foreign Ministry said Monday. The source added that the US step []

21:00

FBI Baffled by Encryption, 1978 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

- PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still Good evening, Im still reporting on: FBI Baffled by Encryption, 1978 Synopsis: New FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaking on Tuesday at a cyber-security conference in New York, said that powerful encryption tools now becoming widely available are frustrating his agency. Surprise, surprise; last year, the FBI was unable to access data from 7800 devices thats over 50% - despite having legal authority to do so i.e. a legitimate warrant from a real judge. Wray warned the audience of cyber-security experts from around the world: This is an urgent public safety issue. [The solution] is not so clear cut. The FBI has been trying to require manufacturers to provide backdoors into their devices for law enforcement who obtain a warrant. However, the public is demanding more security from the government, not less, especially in light of the fact that the latest batch of cyber criminals were a literal cabal within both the FBI and Justice Department to attack the current President and help cover the crimes of his opponent and her husband, a past president. Just a few months ago some wondered if the FBI was not playing a deceitful game by pretending not to be able to break through current encryption techniques. However, it has recently come to light that utilizing the best commercially-available security practices can stop government snooping cold even one level of technology above that level currently available to the FBI. Yes, this is a huge problem for law enforcement, but one that is self-generated. Therefore, this is an impossible time for Mr. Wray to effectively make this case due to his own Bureaus recent and ongoing illegal activities. Wray could, at any moment, throw open the doors of complete transparency to the FBIs involvement with the Clinton Crime Cabal. Instead, he has chosen to continue to use the immense power of the Bureau to stonewall Congressional investigations and obstruct justice at every step of the way. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 d...

21:00

Waiting for the howls of outrage as TVNZ appoints failed political party candidate to Breakfast role "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive been waiting for the howls of outrage over the appointment of a former political party candidate to host Breakfast at TVNZ. After all there were huge and ongoing howls of outrage when Paul Henry, a failed National party candidate, was appointed to the show and anything else he did for that matter. TVNZ has []

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21:00

[VIDEO] Guy Mines Bitcoin While Driving! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Some people will do anything to get a piece of the Bitcoin pie.  Unafraid of any consequences, one man took decided to show himself mining the cryptocurrency while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.

No one should ever be underestimated.  The driver appears to be operating the vehicle safely, but we can all admit that mining bitcoin while driving is a serious dedication.

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21:00

Q: What is a house? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The house is a machine for living.~ a banality from the very banal Le Corbusier

Oh yes, young man; consider that a house is a machine in which to live, but by the same token the heart is a suction pump. Sentient man begins where that concept of the heart ends.    Consider that a house is a machine in which to live, but architecture begins where that concept of the house ends. All life is machinery in a rudimentary Sense, and yet machinery is the life of nothing. Machinery is machinery only because of life.~ Frank Lloyd Wright, from his lecture To the Young Man in Architecture'

A house is not a machine to live in. It is the shell of man his extension, his release, his spiritual emanation. Not only its visual harmony but its organisation as a whole, the whole work combined together, make it human in the most profound sense  The poverty of modern architecture stems from the atrophy of sensuality.~ architect Eileen Gray, designer of the house that Le Corbusier could never have designed, but nonetheless fell in love with

21:00

Bias only wrong when its right "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Green Party candidate Hayley Holt is to join Jack Tame as a host on TV1s Breakfast show.

Holt, 36, stood for the Green Party in John Keys Helensville electorate in last Septembers general election. At 17th on the party list, she missed out on a place in Parliament.

A former New Zealand snowboarder, she previously hosted alternative sports news show The Crowd Goes Wild on Prime and the breakfast radio show on More FM. . .

If this was a National candidate there would almost certainly have been an uproar from the left.

They petitioned against Mike Hosking hosting pre-elections debates because of his views but hed never been a candidate.

The left wont be campaigning against her appointment because in their eyes and ears political bias is only wrong when its right and its alright when its left.

Shes not the first former candidate to front such a show. Paul Henry who fronted breakfast shows on both TV1 and TV3 once stood for National.

Many years before that, Brian Edwards who had been a Labour candidate, was an interviewer on political programmes.

Bias doesnt necessarily make people wrong for such work and if  they are politically biased its better to be out in the open than hidden.

21:00

West Tyrone the numbers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Who would have thought that Northern Ireland would supply the first by-election of the House of Commons elected in 2017? We havent had a lot of parliamentary by-elections of late this is only the fourth this century, after Martin McGuinnesss resignation from neighbouring Mid Ulster in 2013, Gerry Adams resignation from West Belfast in 2011, and Clifford Forsythes death in 2000. Indeed, the only other by-election in the last thirty years was in 1995 in North Down, caused by the death of Sir James Kilfedder.

The West Tyrone Westminster seat has been held by Sinn Fin since 2001, with at least 42% of the vote at every election since 2005, peaking at 50.7% in the 2017 Westminster election. Of the five Assembly seats, three are held by Sinn Fin, one by the SDLP and one by the Democratic Unionist Party. On the last count of the 2017 Assembly election, Alicia Clarke of the UUP ended 760.45 behind SFs Declan McAleer, with an undistributed SDLP surplus of 293.60 which probably have widened that gap; Unionism combined held less than a third of the vote.

The most likely outcome of the by-election is that local Sinn Fin activists will rally behind McElduffs designated successor and get him or her elected. Their closest competitors on paper are the DUP, who were more than 10,000 votes behind McElduff in the Westminster election last year; for a Unionist to win, they would need to also absorb 2,000 UUP votes, and hope for the Nationalist vote to be splintered very evenly. The first of these may not be too difficult, depending on the discussions between the parties; the second is a tall order.

There are a couple of partial precedents. When the West Tyrone Westminster seat was first contested in 1997, SF were just behind the SDLP, by 14,280 votes for Pat Doherty to 14,842 for Joe Byrne. Both were beaten by the sole Unionist candidate, Willie Thompson of the UUP, who got 16,003 vote, 35%. But that lasted only four years; in 2001, Doherty got over 40%, Thompsons vote share fell by 5% despite the absence of any other Unionist candidate, and the SDLP squeezed the middle ground hard but still came third out of three.

Independent candidate Kieran Deeney then pulled off two surprise Assembly election successes in 2003 and 2007 on the latter occasion, he was outpolled by the combined vote of three SDLP candidates, but they failed to transfer to each other and he retained his seat. In between, he stood for Westminster in 2005 and got over 27% still some way behind SF, but a very respectable result for an independent in this part of the world.

However, its most likely that that the abstentionist McElduff will have an abstentionist replacement, and the result wont disturb the delicate parliamentary arithmetic at Westminster. More important will be the effect of the campaign on the local political impasse. Its likely that both Sinn F...

20:59

A Letter to My Mutual Insurance Company "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

January 11, 2018

To Whom It May Concern,

As a policyholder of State Farm Mutual I am writing to request proxy form for the upcoming annual meeting. Please send one for me at the address below at your earliest convenience.

I would also like to register a complaint. As a mutual insurance company owned by its policyholders, State Farm should more actively encourage policyholders to participate in governance. In an age when online portals and email are the norm, requiring a mailed letter to request a ballot constitutes an outright hindrance to such participation. It would seem appropriate to me for policyholders to be able to vote through the statefarm.com online portal, and to receive an email reminder for when they might do so. Through the portal, they might also learn about the issues facing the company and the board candidates. Anything less strikes me as an act of purposeful disenfranchisement.

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20:55

Why The GOPs Anti-Immigration Folly Is Fiscally Fatal, Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The actuarial deficit of Social Security/Medicare (OASDHI) is in the range of $55 trillion on a NPV basis and even in the world of big numbers thats downright daunting. Therefore we have long feltand not entirely facetiouslythat the only way to avoid  fiscal catastrophe is to annex Mexico. After all, the average age of its 128 millions citizens is just 26 years, []

20:52

Frederica Rodeo Clown Wilson Joins Other Black Democrat Lawmakers in Boycotting Trumps State of the Union Address "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) AKA the Rodeo Clown said she would not be attending President Trumps State of the Union address.

Who cares.

Other black Democrats who wont be attending Trumps SOTU speech include Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. John Lewis.

In a statement to the Tampa Bay Times, Rep. Frederica says she will not be attending Trumps SOTU address because of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations.

Wilson also said this is the first SOTU address she will be skipping since she began serving in the House of Representatives.

Via the Tampa Bay Times:

During his disappointing and destructive first year in office, Mr. Trump has demeaned the presidency at every opportunity and cast doubt on our nations standing as a global leader. The United States reputation is smoldering in the ashes of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations. Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities, and the middle class. It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend.

Media was set ablaze last Thursday after President Trump reportedly responded to the gang of 6 immigration proposal with some fiery language.

...

20:52

Spielberg "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The HBO documentary on Steven Spielberg is really a dishonest hagiography. It was particularly bothersome that they cited praise for Spielberg by famous New Yorker movie critic, Pauline Kael, when Kael later harshly criticized Spielberg and said: ""he's become, I think, a very bad director.... And I'm a little ashamed for him, because I loved his early work". That never made it into the documentary.

20:51

Project Veritas Outlines Risk of Weaponized Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is more than a little connective tissue behind a series of Project Veritas undercover investigative reports on how Twitter surveillance data is utilized, and recent discoveries of how FBI contractors were weaponizing FISA surveillance data against political opposition. In Continue reading

20:50

Why Is The Mainstream Media Freaking Out About What Trump Said About Other Countries So Much? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why Is The Mainstream Media Freaking Out About What Trump Said About Other Countries So Much? by Michael Snyder End of the American Dream I wish that we lived in a society where profanity was not widely used.  Unfortunately,...

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20:45

America's Civil War - It's here, it's real and it's now "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For nearly twenty-five years I have been writing in this space about war: that is, the wars we have waged against other countries. I've heard every possible rationalization for these conflicts, from "weapons of mass destruction" to "he's killing his own people" to babies being bayoneted in their incubators and on down the line. Now that I've reached a milestone in my career as a chronicler of this kind of folly, and thought I'd seen it all, I've come upon something entirely new and that totally outdid my experience and expectations: civil war in America. Oh, and you should hear the rationales! They make George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Richard Perle come off like paragons of honesty and rectitude. According to a coalition of forces including the Democratic party, the FBI, the CIA, and most of the "news" media, the country has been taken over by Vladimir Putin and the Russian State: President Donald J. Trump is an instrument in their hands, and the independence of the United States has been fatally compromised: the President and his top aides are taking their orders from the Kremlin.

20:45

LAST STEP IRAN: What Our Recent Protests Were Really About "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Hamed Ghashghavi | 21st Century Wire | January 15, 2018 TEHRAN, Iran Two weeks ago, the first demonstration was held in Mashhad and the main reason was peoples total dissatisfaction of credit institutions and banks, which took their money as a hostage for several months. Some months ago, I witnessed myself people protesting []

20:42

ISIS Uses Clashes Between Syrian Army And HTS To Expand Further Into Idlib (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISIS terrorists have used the ongoing clashes between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) to expand further into the province of Idlib.

On January 15, ISIS captured over a dozen villages including Harsh, Tal Shur and Malihah Kabirah and reached positions of government forces southeast of the Abu al-Duhur airbase. The ISIS advance poses a direct threat to units of the SAA and its allies involved in the operation against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). On the same time, almost no clashes between ISIS and HTS have been reported in the area recently.

Meanwhile, fierce fighting continued between the SAA and HTS in southern Aleppo as well as south and southwest of the Abu al-Duhur airbase. Government forces have once again retaken the villages of Niha and Abu Omar from the militants. Astan, Sham Hawa, Tal Khaznah and the nearby points remain contested.

ISIS Uses Clashes Between Syrian Army And HTS To Expand Further Into Idlib (Map)

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20:41

The Great Shift and the Hebrew Bible (REVIEW ESSAY) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The prolific biblical scholar James L. Kugel tries his hand in describing the great shift in our Western cultural history in his latest book The Great Shift: Encountering God in Biblical Times (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). However, he does not happen to advert explicitly to the American Jesuit polymath Walter J. Ong's multi-dimensional description of the great shift.

20:39

Bannon Betrayal Backfires, Deep State Collapse Continues In Trumps Storm (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bannon Betrayal Backfires, Deep State Collapse Continues In Trump's Storm (VIDEO) | steve-bannon | Multimedia Politics Special Interests Trump

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With Trumps storm in full motion the deep state is desperately fighting back with a variety of tactics. Steve Bannons betrayal of Trump is just one example as more signs emerge of additional possible arrests and indictments. In todays podcast include discussion about where we stand, how close are we to an all out civil war and full analysis of political divides here in America.

The post Bannon Betrayal Backfires, Deep State Collapse Continues In Trumps Storm (VIDEO) appeared first on The Sleuth Journal.

20:37

MI5 agent 'Damson Berry' aka imam Abu Hamza says he was tipped off about 9/11 days before attack, court papers reveal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MI5 agent 'Damson Berry' aka imam Abu Hamza says he was tipped off about 9/11 days before attack, court papers reveal | 15 Jan 2018 | The notorious hook-handed British radical preacher Abu Hamza claimed he was tipped off by militant contacts in Afghanistan about the September 11 attacks four days before planes struck the World Trade Center in 2001, court papers revealed Monday. Hamza, 59, said he was warned that "something very big will happen very soon" and he interpreted the message as an impending terrorist attack on the U.S., according to a 124-page court submission obtained by Britain's The Sunday Times. The former imam, who remains behind bars in a Colorado prison, said he believed the phone in his London home was being "tapped" by police. [Ergo, the UK government knew the 9/11 false flag was imminent.] The phone calls also reportedly showed that Hamza was an MI5 agent, the U.K's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, and operating under the code name "Damson Berry."

20:36

The Wonderful Forgotten World Highway "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stratford to Taumaranui the long way! By Sandra Smith Progress. always progress. The roads and railway lines around us are often superceded by a straighter, faster and more direct route. This leaves behind smaller, now less used roads and sometimes the once thriving towns dwindle. But that is not to say that the communities do []

20:32

I am American, Jewish and banned from Israel for my activism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.

20:32

7 Types of People That Are Most Likely to Betray You, According to Science "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Betrayal comes in many different forms, and it is one of the primary reasons that people leave relationships, whether they are friendships or otherwise.

There are many types of people in this world. Some are more likely to betray us and others are not. Below you will find a list of things to look out for in people who are more likely to betray you. While it would be nice if this world were full of people who were honest and meant well, it is not.

7 Red Flags That Someone is More Likely to Betray You:

1. Someone is more likely to betray you if they have already done so before.

Sure, forgiving and forgetting may sound great but sometimes it is not an option. As nice as it sounds science says we should not do it. According to research from the University of Alabama men and women who cheat once are more likely to do so again.

2. Someone is more likely to betray you if they are a narcissist.

Narcissists are, of course, more likely to betray us. This is something that should go without saying. Narcissists are self-oriented and will chew their partners up and spit them out whenever they see fit.

3. Someone is more likely to betray you if their age ends in 9. (men that is)

Men whose age ends in 9 are more likely to betray their partners. Researchers who went over data from a dating website known as Ashley Madison (a site for adults seeking flings and affairs) showed that a higher percentage of the men who had profiles were at ages ending in 9. Pretty strange now, isnt it?

4. Someone is more likely to betray you if they are heavy social media users.

Research from Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking the more often someone uses Twitter the more often they have relationship issues. This is true for couples that have been together for a long time and those who have not. The more they use social media the higher the breakup/divorce rates.

5. Wealthier men are more likely to betray you.

Men who have a lot of power and money are often known to cheat on their partners. While not all do, it is far more common for them to cheat than it is for them not to. You can learn more about the statistics on that by clicking here.

6. Poorer women are more likely to betray you.

According to scientists women....

20:30

Celebrities Are Here to Help (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Celebrities Are Here to Help Video Mark Dice Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! Video Source

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20:30

No chinky sounding names there then? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Before the election Labour and Winston Peters made much of sales of land to Johnny Foreigner. Here is what Winston has had to say on the sale of farm land to foreigners: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has slammed a Chinese companys purchase of Lochinver Station as a corporate raid with no benefits to []

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20:30

Is That Part A Counterfeit? Here Are A Few Pointers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you order an electronic component, how do you know what it is you are receiving? It has the right package and markings, but have you got the real thing from the original manufacturer or have you got an inferior counterfeit? We hear so much about counterfeit parts, and sometimes the level of effort put in by the fraudsters is so high that from either a visual or electrical standpoint they can be hard to spot.

[Robb Hammond] writes for Aeri, with an extremely interesting guide to some of the cues for spotting a counterfeit semiconductor part. In doing so he gives us something of an insight into the techniques used by the fraudsters.

The first feature of a package to be examined are the indents. Relabeled chips often have their old markings sanded off and a coating applied to simulate the surface of an unmolested chip, and this coating can either obliterate or partially fill any indentations. Using comparison photos we are shown discernable hidden indents, and partially filled indents.

Were shown textures and paints, and how markings can sometimes be shown as counterfeit by washing with solvent. A Cypress-marked part is found to be a cheaper Altera one under the paint, and other parts are shown with misaligned markings and markings placed over indents. Wildly varying countries of origin are claimed while seemingly retaining the same batch codes, an impossibility confirmed by manufacturers.

If you order your parts from legitimate distributors then its likely that what you receive will be the genuine article. However with the popularity of online auction sites and online bazaars the possibility has become ever more likely of being left with a counterfeit. Knowing some of these tips might just make the difference between the success or failure of your work, so its an interesting read.

Have you had any dodgy parts on your bench? Tell us about them in the comments. Meanwhile, its a subject weve covered before.

Via Hacker News.

20:28

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries dies unexpectedly at 46 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Irish singer-songwriter's publicist confirmed Monday that The Cranberries frontwoman had passed away in London while in town for a recording session. A statement put out by the publicist said that O'Riordan could provide no details as to the cause of death. "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time," the statement said.

20:25

Nazism from Hitler to United States alt-right "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Demonstrators against Trump and nazis in the USA

By Mark Gruenberg in the USA:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Historians find comparisons between todays alt-right and Hitlers nazis

The nazis were inspired by the USs Jim Crow laws, the banning of mixed raced marriages, and the encouragement for the KKK to create their own racist legislation against Jews, writes MARK GRUENBERG

NEONAZIS, including the one who fatally ran down counter-protester Heather Heyer with his car, were part of last Augusts infamous alt-right riot in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Now, a panel of historians says, there are more parallels than people realise between the US alt-right and its allies and the real nazis the ones led by Adolf Hitler in Germany from the 1920s to 1945.

Not only that but Hitlers nazis used US race laws those creating Jim Crow, outlawing so-called miscegenation, establishing Black Codes and encouraging the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) as a basis for their own....

20:23

Tickbox Clearly Promotes and Facilitates Piracy, Hollywood Tells Court "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rising popularity of piracy streaming boxes has turned into Hollywoods main piracy concern in recent months.

While the hardware and media players such as Kodi are not a problem, sellers who ship devices with unauthorized add-ons turn them into fully-fledged piracy machines.

According to the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy partnership comprised of Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies, Tickbox TV is one of these bad actors.

Last year, ACE filed a lawsuit against the Georgia-based company, which sells set-top boxes that allow users to stream a variety of popular media. The Tickbox devices use the Kodi media player and comes with instructions on how to add various add-ons.

According to ACE, these devices are nothing more than pirate tools, allowing buyers to stream copyright-infringing content. The coalition, therefore, asked the court for a permanent injunction to remove all infringing add-ons from previously sold devices.

Tickbox maintained its innocence, however. The company informed the court that its box is a simple computer like any other, which is perfectly legal.

According to Tickbox, they dont have anything to do with the infringing Themes that users can select on their device. These themes feature several addons that link to infringing content.

This explanation doesnt sit well with the movie companies, which submitted a reply to the court late last week. They claim that Tickbox is deliberately downplaying their own role, as they are the ones who decided to make these themes accessible through their boxes.

TickBox falsely claims that the presence of these Themes on TickBox devices have nothing to do with Defendant, ACEs reply reads.

To the contrary, TickBox intentionally chooses which Themes to include on its Select your Theme menu for the TickBox TV interface, and TickBox pushes out automatic software updates to its customers TickBox TV devices.

The movie companies also dispute Tickboxs argument that they dont induce copyright infringement because their device is simply a small computer that has many legitimate uses.

This liability questio...

20:22

Canadian Liberals in 2017: "No Nafta!" - Canadian Liberals in 2018: "Trump bad, save Nafta!" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have thousands of Canadian citizens been duped to defend a policy that has gutted hundreds of thousands of Canadian Productive Jobs? Sadly, Yes. Up until recently, it was still popular to hear self-proclaimed "nationalist" Canadians denouncing the destructive effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)[1]. "NAFTA kills national productivity", "NAFTA creates an addiction to cheap labor", "NAFTA empowers corporations to hold more authority than sovereign governments" were the common slogans repeated by informed citizens all across Canada for years. Today, one year after the death of the Trans Pacific Partnership (aka: "NAFTA of the Pacific") such accusations cannot be said to be fallacious by any measure as 23% of all factory jobs were lost from 2000-2014 in Canada alone and over 1 million (28%) factory jobs were lost over the same interval in the United States. Outsourcing those jobs to "cheap labor" Mexico for $1/hour employment resulted not only in an addiction to keeping Mexico as underdeveloped as possible but also resulted in a flood of illegal immigration into the United States by Mexican citizens who could no longer suffer the hopeless economic conditions thrust upon them by the Anglo-American elites[2].

20:18

Lavrov: US forcing Europe to abandon Russian gas & buy more expensive American LNG "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The United States is afraid of fair competition in the energy sector, and is hampering the implementation of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "There is reprisal in the energy sector against North Stream 2. It is the US which is calling it politicized, leading to a split in Europe, and the strangling of Ukraine," he said at a press conference on Monday.

20:18

Spoiled Chelsea Clinton dares to lecture Trump on Haiti, forgetting her family's historic robbery of the island "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

James Woods delivers kill shot to spoiled brat Chelsea Clinton. Chelsea Clinton thought it would be a wise idea to lecture Trump on Haiti. The balls on Chelsea! A Clinton lecturing anyone on Haiti is quite amazing. Given the fact that the Clinton's went into Haiti and pillaged the country out of billions of dollars in relief aid, one would think the Clinton mafia would have best kept silent on the entire "s**thole" debate.

20:17

#MeToo founder backing the push to enact Child Victims Act "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The woman credited with founding the #MeToo movement is now also backing the push in New York to make it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults. Tarana Burke is expected to formally call for the Child Victim's Act passage later this month at a public forum at SUNY Stony Brook focused on expanding the #MeToo movement on Long Island.

20:17

16-Way GPU Comparison With NVIDIA GPUs Going Back To Kepler "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last week I provided a fresh look at the NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Linux gaming performance using the latest drivers at the start of 2018. That testing included the latest NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, but for those curious how these numbers compare for older NVIDIA GPUs, here's a look with the Kepler and Maxwell graphics cards added to the comparison.

20:16

Disgraced Carillion chief now director of firm in charge of inspections at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Carillion the firm handed millions in contracts by the Tories has just gone into liquidation leaving thousands of employees and small businesses facing bankruptcy and redundancy.

In July last year, the man responsible for the debacle incompetent former Group Chief Executive of Carillion Richard Howson  stood down and seemingly disappeared on the same day the companys disastrous finances were revealed.

But only after paying himself 1.5 million in pay and tens of thousands in bonuses and perks and leaving the firm with a massive 800 million pension deficit and debts of 1.4 billion of course:

...

20:16

KKK posted propaganda material in Virginia ahead of Martin Luther King Jr weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police are investigating after residents in northern Virginia complained of receiving leaflets from the Ku Klux Klan. The flyers make reference to Martin Luther King Jr, the slain civil rights leader. "The preliminary investigation revealed that the fliers appear to contain propaganda material and were most likely distributed due to the close proximity of the day the nation honors the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's birthday," said Leesburg police spokesman Sam Shenouda in a released statement. The first complaint was received late Friday evening. By Saturday morning there were four reports. Police have refused to release images of the flyers due to the ongoing investigation. "While all these incidents are taken very seriously, at this time, the material appears to have been distributed randomly and was not specifically targeting any particular individual(s)," Shenouda added.

20:14

Knock, Knock "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What does your Mac do on Startup? Knockknock knows.

Its not properly updated for current versions of MacOS, but it is still useful. git clone https://github.com/synack/knockknock and /usr/bin/python knockknock.py is sufficient to test.

TOTAL ITEMS FOUND: 44

Thats quite a bit. Apparently, I am starting

  • Google Music Manager,
  • AirServer,
  • Karabiner,
  • Alfred 3,
  • a Chrome app_mode_loader,
  • the Android File Transfer Agent,
  • Dropbox, Divvy,
  • Expandrive,
  • Chrome itself,
  • Soundflower,
  • an AX88179 USB GBit Ethernet adapter driver,
  • Steam Drivers,
  • /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/org.chromium.chromoting.me2me.sh,
  • the Steam ipcserver,
  • the Expandrive Helper,
  • the Skype Helper,
  • the OnePasswordNativeMessageHost,
  • Expandrive exfs,
  • iStatMenus and
  • the iStatMenus Agents and Helpers,
  • Steamclean,
  • the GoogleSoftwareUpdateAgent,
  • Tunnelblick LaunchAtLogin.sh,
  • and finally an ethcheck Firmware checker.

So much Crap being loaded.

20:14

The government and anti-father feminism promotes divorce and the war on fatherhood "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For whatever reason, social conservatives focus considerable political effort on abortion, gay rights, and obscenity, but pay scant attention to divorce. Perhaps they think that ship has sailed for good, whereas other battles still offer winnable stakes. Perhaps too few look at our "family courts" and see a culture war; or perhaps too many lack the conviction to fight it. And when conservatives do target divorce, rather than lobby for legal reform of the "no-fault" divorce system, or changes in the way courts award custody or child support, they have preferred to employ the tools of ministry, treating divorce primarily as a moral problem rather than a political one; its attendant social evils as a consequence of sin, not of bad policy.

20:13

Paradigm Shift: Court Rules 11yo Girl Can Treat Her Seizures with CannabisIn School "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Showing the power of the people to resist the tyrannical war on cannabis, an Illinois court ruled that a little girl will be able to use it in school.

By Matt Agorist

Schaumburg, IL In a testament as to how the world is rejecting the war on cannabis and, instead, embracing its incredible medicinal properties, an Illinois court has just ruled that an 11-year-old girl will be able to treat her seizures with cannabis while at school.

Nothing highlights the hypocrisy, immorality, and sheer idiocy of the drug war quite like marijuana prohibition. Here we have a medicine that kills cancer cells, saves the lives of countless epileptic children, heals broken bones, relieves pain, treats PTSD, is not dangerous, and exhibits a variety of other incredible benefits yet the state will kill you over it. The good news is, however, that in spite of the reefer madness maniacs tightening their grip on the drug war, people are resisting and the effects are saving lives Ashley Surin is one of them.

When she was much younger, Ashley found herself in a battle for her life as leukemia took over. Thankfully, she won that battle but not without consequences. As a result of the chemotherapy, Ashley developed seizures.

Luckily for Ashley, however, medical marijuana helped to drastically decrease those seizures.

Were amazed with her progress, Maureen Surin, Ashleys mother told NPR. There was a catch, however, in treating Ashleys seizures with cannabis she couldnt go to school because it was illegal.

Ashleys family wasnt going down without a fight though and this week, in a landmark ruling, she won that fight.

As NPR reports, her parents fil...

20:10

Cryptocurrency Bubble or new Paradigm? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cryptocurrency Bubble or new Paradigm? When $100 billion in market cap evaporates overnight and the rise of new currencies. from My Budget 360 The market cap of crypto currencies hit over $830 billion and seemed to be on pace to...

The post Cryptocurrency Bubble or new Paradigm? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:09

Syrian War Report January 15, 2018: Syrian Army Liberates Dozens Villages In Southwestern Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-january-15-2018-syrian-army-liberates-dozens-villages-in-southwestern-aleppo/ Russian forces eliminated a group of militants, which conducted the mortar attack on Hmeimim airbase on December 31, 2017, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on January 12. Russian forces

20:08

11 Traits You Probably Didnt Realize that Children Inherit From Their Fathers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its one of the first things that many of us do when we meet someones new baby we instantly begin comparing the little one to mommy and daddy. We cant help but notice whose eyes are staring back, which parent the baby inherited their hair color from, or who may have passed down their little button nose.

While this can be a ton of fun, scientists and medical professionals may spoil this guessing game by revealing that there are some traits that are guaranteed to have come from one parent or the other. With a grasp of biology, these experts can pinpoint physical traits and behaviors attributed specifically to mom or dad. Curious who you can thank for your baby blues or your adorable dimples?

Source: Katii Bishop | Pexels

 

The following 11 attributes were handed down from your father:

#1 Dental Issues

While the jaw structure and teeth of a baby can be traced back to both mom and dad, experts say that the genes from dad are generally the more dominant of the two. This means that, while both parents contribute, you can thank dads genes for making the final decision.

#2 Heart Problems

Experts report that 1 in 5 men carry a gene that increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%. This gene is passed down through the genetic information provided by your father, not your mother.

#3 Lips

Lip structure is a genetic trait that is passed down from generation to generation, including both lip size and structure. With full lips having been identified as a dominant trait, if dad has full lips then the little one likely will as well.

#4 Eye Color

The determination of a babys eye color is an incredibly interesting process, including influences from both mom and dad. Exper...

20:08

Jimmy Page tells the story of Kashmir "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One of the best music documentaries Ive ever seen is It Might Get Loud Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge just sitting around, talking about playing guitar and this segment of Page talking about one of the most distinctive riffs in music is a great example of it.

20:06

RAF Lossiemouth fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian planes off Scottish coast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RAF Lossiemouth fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian planes off Scottish coast | 15 Jan 2018 | RAF jets have been scrambled this morning to intercept Russian planes off the coast of Scotland. Two Typhoon fighters took off from RAF Lossiemouth just before 9:30am in response to Russian planes approaching UK airspace. The stand-off is the latest in a series of provocations from Moscow Washington amid heightened tensions with Britain and the West.

20:05

Are You On the Right Path? 10 Signs You Are And Dont Know It "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

What is your purpose in life? Are you living up to your true potential? Is the next step you plan to take the right one?

These are questions we have all asked ourselves, and they never get less scary. Why? Because, as humans, we desire security. Yet, at the same time, we feel a longing to create. The paradox is what challenges us all to dream, to explore and yes, to take the leap.

If you desire clarity on whether or not youre making the right move in life, look to the list below.

Following are 10 signs youre on the right path and dont know it.

1) Things are falling apart

When it is time for you to move on, you will know. This is because, af...

20:04

A storm to come "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The night from Wednesday, 17. January to Thursday, 18. January will be interesting. The forecast has 9bft.


Prognosis from Kachelmannwetter.

20:01

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cabot, Arkansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

20:00

News In 2 Minutes Fever Spreading Proxy War Deadlines Dangerous Earthquakes Turkish Military (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

News In 2 Minutes Fever Spreading Proxy War Deadlines Dangerous Earthquakes Turkish Military Video Full Spectrum Survival Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! Video Source

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20:00

Reality of government crashes Twyfords party "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Phil Twyford is a gobby bastard at the best of times. Arrogant, condescending, convinced of his own brillianceand screwing up weekly. When in opposition there wasnt a cause he couldnt use for political gain. One of those has bitten him on his self-centred arse and the very things he accused the former government of doing, []

The post Reality of government crashes Twyfords party appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

20:00

Interview with the Magus: Billy Brujo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Billy Brujo is the proprietor of Billy Brujos Botanica and host of the popular Youtube show The Black Magick Cooking Show on which, he teaches magick with tact, humor, focus and skill.... The post Interview with the Magus: Billy Brujo appeared first on disinformation.

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20:00

Sarah Sanders Blasts CNN for Dissing Deputy Press Secretary Raj ShahAgain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted CNN on Twitter for host Chris Cuomo disrespecting Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah as Raj Whatever his name is Monday morning, and brought up CNN mistakenly using a photo of a different Raj Shah in a previous insulting episode.

Raj Shah, image via Twitter avatar.

Sanders was backing up Shah who tweeted out a Daily Caller article about the Raj Whatever his name is incident which took place in the context of CNN still going on about the alleged s***hole countries comment by President Trump.

Shah dryly chided Cuomo, .@ChrisCuomo and CNN viewers, its Raj Shah http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/15/chris-cuomo-calls-indian-american-trump-aide-raj-whatever-his-name-is-video/?utm_source=site-share via @dailycaller

Sanders followed with, Last month @CNN put up the wrong picture for WH Principal Deputy Press Secretary @RajShah45 & now they refer to him on air as Raj whatever his name is. #ThisIsCNN

20:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/12/2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Today's Water Cooler: Open thread, and also robot cars and cats

20:00

The bloody early years of outside engagement with the Simbu "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gende-Jim Taylor arrives in the highlands
No 1 Kiap blong Australia Mr Jim Taylor i brukim bush long Highlands Papua Niugini (The first Australian kiap, Mr Jim Taylor, on an exploratory mission in the PNG highlands), Simon Gende, 1999

PETER KRANZ

MORRISET - There remains a long-standing dispute about the number of local people slain in the first explorations into the highlands by white expeditions, but no account denies that some dozens were killed.

There are many accounts from the point of view of those early expatriate pioneers; but I have gathered from existing records some first-hand accounts by Simbu people.

When the kiaps and policeman came they did shoot people and animals and I saw them, said Mondo Ola of Ombondo in the Simbu Valley. They shot one of our leaders by the name of Kapaki Degba Mondia and from my clan they shot a man named Waugla Sungwa (interview by Paul San).

The first kiaps were so rough that the natives were very scared of them and they never came close to hear what they were saying, recalled Mrs Nukama of Womai village. The first kiaps did their best to tame them by showing them axes and salt.

Some of the villagers tried to steal the things which the white men showed them so that's how the shooting starts. There were about five people killed at that time (interview of women from eastern Simbu by Moro, 1985).

A man named Dage described an incident that may have occurred on 19 August 1933: We brought food and got girigiri, salt and beads. Then we heard some were coming from Hagan. Some said they would kill them and take their cargo and their women tied up in tents. They were going to attack Jim Taylor.

People of Siku, Kamanegu and Dage put on grass, black paint and took spears. Taylor shot three of Dage Duglkane blew off their heads. We were afraid; didn't know about guns. This was down at the Kerowagi bridge where a Siku had a garden and was shot and killed (interviewed by Paula Brown, 1987).

And at Kunabau in August 1933: They shot a lot up because a bush knife was stolen...

CES 2018: Tech Industry Leaders Talk DACA, H1-B "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Immigrant engineers create jobs, they dont take them from U.S. citizens, CES panelists say Illustration and background: iStockphoto

Turmoil in the U.S. immigration system is hurting tech companies. Thats the consensus of panelists from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, and Phone2Action, speaking at a session on immigration at CES in Las Vegas last week.

The mess is not brand new, its just getting worse, the panelists indicated. Companies struggle with the limitations of the H-1B visa program, they say, and a backlog in permanent resident applications is making the H-1B crunch worse. H1-B visas allow U.S. companies to employ foreign workers with certain specialized skills or educational backgrounds.

The system has not been functioning well for a long time, said Portia Wu, director of workforce policy for Microsoft.

Its a domino effect, said Jon Baselice, director of immigration policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. If a country hits the green card cap for a year, that forces people to wait. And then that hurts the H-1B cap, because the people who cant get green cards have to renew their H-1Bs.

Because of the bottlenecks in the permanent resident pipeline, Microsoft immediately sponsors anyone the company hires on an H-1B visa for a green card, says Wu. They may be temporary on their visa, but they are not temporary to us, she said. They are permanent workers.

The tech industry isnt without blame for todays H-1B problems, Wu admitted. There are troubling examples of the way programs have been used, she said. The H-1B system is supposed to allow us to bring in the best and brightestnot for wage degradation, not for temporary replacements. If administration wants to tighten on that, we support that. But, she said, the whole system has to speed up. If you have to wait nine months, she said, you lose your top talent to Canada or the UK.

And the tech companies need this immigrant talentas does the economy as a whole, the panelists indicated.

Baselice pointed out that a recent study discovered that cities with lower rejection rates for H-1B visa applications had better track records in creating jobs for American workers.

One engineer can create 20 jobs, argued Ximena Hartsock,...

19:59

Mercedes AMG with 3 occupants attempts to run over police officer in Times Square after display of power "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ballsy cop takes on diabolic driver in a black Mercedes AMG, right smack dab in the middle of Times Square

NEW YORK, NY (INTELLIHUB) The driver of a black Mercedes AMG containing at least two other well-dressed passengers was captured on a video conducting a vivacious display of power just seconds before the driver attempted to run over a police officer who attempted to halt the vehicle physically.

A trail of smoke could be seen as the Mercedes burned rubber.

times square carScreenshot via ViralHog/YouTube

It all happened so fast.

The officer told the driver to stop.

times square carScreenshot via ViralHog/YouTube

The driver and the cop look at each other eye-to-eye as the cop reaches to draw his weapon with his right hand.

times square carScreenshot via ViralHog/YouTube

The vehicle pushed the officer forward with a small nudge and the officers shoes offered great grip with the pavement, they even squeaked like basketball players shoes often do when they are cutting back-and-forth on a laminated court.

...

19:58

With Bipartisan Backing, House Gives Trump Administration Broad Latitude to Spy on Americans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

With Bipartisan Backing, House Gives Trump Administration Broad Latitude to Spy on Americans | 11 Jan 2018 | With bipartisan backing, the House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would renew one of the governments most sweeping surveillance authorities for six years with minimal changes. The measure, which passed 256-164, reauthorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was set to expire later this month. The law was first passed in 2008 to legalize President [sic] George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program. It allows the National Security Agency to collect Americans' communications with people overseas, as long as the NSA is "targeting" the foreigners involved.

19:55

"Massive Flu Outbreak? Heres The Real Story The Media Wont Touch. The Lies, The Hoax, The Scandal" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Massive Flu Outbreak? Heres The Real Story The Media Wont Touch. 
The Lies, The Hoax, The Scandal"
 by Jon Rappoport

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed 
and thus clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an
 endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary 
- H.L. Mencken

"In case you havent been following the uproar over the flu outbreak, youve missed the fact that Health authorities admit this years flu vaccine is only 10% effective. But of course, they urge you to take the vaccine anyway. Why is this years vaccine ineffective? Because it...

19:55

Have we started the year off ugly and angry? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Politics seems to have kicked off early this year, largely because of the attention being given to Donald Trump (New Zealand politics is only slowly emerging from holiday time). Anger and affront whether real or an activist tactic is one of the more visible aspects of political discussion, so naturally some people have []

19:54

Pentagon Provoked Russia with Armed Drones in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Covert Geopolitics

On January 6, the Russian Hmeimim airbase and Tartus naval base in Syria were attacked using a number of armed drones which could not navigate to their target without sophisticated satellite-based flight guidance system. To ensure plausible deniability, the war freaks used their assets still on the grounds of Syria.

A technical analysis of the captured drones revealed that the terrorists are able to carry out attacks from a range of about 100 kilometers, the statement added. The Defense Ministry pointed out that the attempted attack marks the first time the terrorists have used modern guidance technologies on satellite GPS.

It turns out that no less than a US Navy's Boeing P-8 Poseidon was on a patrol mission in the area between the two targets.

The US Navy's Boeing P-8 Poseidon was on a patrol mission in the area between the Russian Hmeimim airbase and Tartus naval base in Syria when militants attempted to attack the facilities using 13 drones, the ministry revealed on Tuesday.

" This forces us to take a fresh look at the strange coincidence that, during the attack of UAV terrorists on Russian military facilities in Syria, the Navy reconnaissance aircraft Poseidon was on patrol over the Mediterranean Sea for more than 4 hours at an altitude of 7 thousand meters, between Tartus and Hmeimim," the ministry said.

Now that their latest attempt at starting a proxy war in foreign lands is exposed, they resort to that old bag of tricks that only psychopaths like them would actually believe.

Commenting on the Pentagon's statement, the Russian military expressed its concern over the remark that the technologies for attacking Russian military facilities are "easily accessible on the open market."

"What are those technologies that are being talked about?" the ministry asked. A spokesperson also called for the Pentagon to reveal where this market is "located and what special service is selling space reconnaissance....

19:53

SPARCS CubeSat Will Assess Habitability of Red Dwarf Stars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

SPARCS, a NASA-funded CubeSat mission led by Arizona State University, will monitor nearby red dwarf stars for flare activity and sunspots in order to assess their habitability:

In 2021, a spacecraft the size of a Cheerios box will carry a small telescope into Earth orbit on an unusual mission. Its task is to monitor the flares and sunspots of small stars to assess how habitable the space environment is for planets orbiting them.

The spacecraft, known as the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat, or SPARCS for short, is a new NASA-funded space telescope. The mission, including spacecraft design, integration and resulting science, is led by Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE).

"This is a mission to the borderland of astrophysics and astrobiology," said Evgenya Shkolnik, assistant professor in SESE and principal investigator for the SPARCS mission. "We're going to study the habitability and high-energy environment around stars that we call M dwarfs."

[...] Because M dwarfs are so plentiful, astronomers estimate that our galaxy alone contains roughly 40 billion that's billion with a B rocky planets in habitable zones around their stars. This means that most of the habitable-zone planets in our galaxy orbit M dwarfs. In fact, the nearest one, dubbed Proxima b, lies just 4.2 light-years away, which is on our doorstep in astronomical terms.


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19:52

Distinguished Professor Explains Why Bitcoin is the Largest Ponzi Scheme in Human History "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Credit: Shutterstock

Source: Atlas News

The majority of people don't understand Bitcoin, many people seem to be in on it making impossible fortunes and many others are sounding the Ponzi alarm.

Distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, Vivek Wadhwa, explainswhy he thinks Bitcoin is the largest Ponzi scheme in human history.

He says the current Bitcoin saga is a repetition of history, specifically the collapse of the dot.com companies in the late 1990s. That's when there were also ridiculous valuations of the dot.com companies even when they didn't have revenue. Everyone supposedly understood it was because we were entering an entirely new economy.

The unsuspecting public believed the story, invested their life savings, the bubble bust and they lost everything, says Wadhwa.

"Through a transfer of wealth in the billions of dollars from Main Street to Wall Street, VCs, unscrupulous CEOs, and bankers had effectively enriched themselves at the expense of hundreds of thousands of ordinary investors, leaving them to despair about their futures."

The problem is this time around more people, including from the developing world, will be affected, says Wadha. Technology has made it possible for those in Silicon Valley, China, and New York City to fleece anyone, anywhere, who has a bank account and an Internet connection.
The public is being sold a lie

The story is that we can't trust government-issued currencies and ther...

19:51

Sumo's chief referee to resign over sexual harassment of a junior official "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Top-ranked sumo referee Shikimori Inosuke has been suspended by the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) and is expected to resign for sexually harassing a junior referee during a regional tour in December. The incident occurred in Okinawa, Japan when Inosuke, who was reportedly drunk, repeatedly kissed the teenage referee and touched his chest. The victim has declined to file charges. The JSA suspended the referee for three tournaments is expected to accept a formal resignation from him in May, after his ban has been lifted. Inosuke, who has previously been involved in drunken incidents, apologized to the association for his behavior, but insisted he couldn't remember the harassment. "At this time, following in succession after the assault issue, we had this incident of Inosuke's inappropriate acts. I'm sorry for this," JSA Chairman Hakkaku said at a news conference on Saturday, The Japan Times reported.

19:51

Why do hurricanes form eyes? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Scientists still don't really know A cyclone's eye is a place of safety and a sign of danger. Inside the eye, winds are calm and no rain falls. Blue skies are usually visible overhead. But ending up inside a storm's eye is bad news - the eye is ringed by the eye wall, where the storm's most powerful winds swirl. And when an eye forms, it's a sign that a cyclone has grown more organized, and more powerful. It's a key step on the road to becoming a fully-fledged hurricane.. So, meteorologists watch cyclonic eyes carefully. Those strange, still spots convey invaluable information about what destruction a storm will wreak. And yet, despite researchers' intense focus on the phenomena, cyclone eyes are barely understood. A paper published in 2006 found hundreds of explanations for cyclone eye formation, many of them explicitly contradicting one another.

19:51

The Perilous Path Towards the Process of Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Atlas News


By Bernhard Guenther, January 29th, 2017

Topics:

  • The Hyperdimensional Matrix Control System (recap)
  • The Process of Awakening
  • What does it mean to be "Awake"?
  • Traps on the Path towards Awakening
  • Occult Hostile Forces Targeting The Seeker
  • Sincerity and Radical Self-Honesty
  • Life as a Catalyst and Teacher
As the the cosmic energies of our planet become increasingly-infused with the contrasting expression of light and dark frequencies during this Time of Transition, many of us (whether we are conscious or not of this elevation in contrasting vibrations) are experiencing breakdowns and breakthroughs at an accelerated pace. We are being pushed to awaken to align with the divine force. This process is bringing up anything that is not of the same frequency that our spirit is currently "downloading" in order to be transmuted. Many things are transpiring and shifting on multi-dimensional levels which lie outside of our conscious awareness. The strong currents of these galactic waves are pressuring us to ride the flow of transformation. Any resistance and/or desperate need to control this process (based on fear) can cause us to get sucked into the undercurrent and be held under, until such a time as we can get back on the wave again, i.e. learn our lessons and keep doing the necessary clearing work in order to embody the higher frequencies.

From a hyperdimensional perspective, the anti-divine, dark occult forces are operating on overdrive, trying to lock as many human beings as possible into a frequency prison (which will be he...

19:50

What do Donald Trumps Attacks on Pakistan Mean? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What do Donald Trumps Attacks on Pakistan Mean? Author: Vladimir Terehov  Journal-NEO Posted on January 1, 2018, the President of the USA Donald Trumps tweet about the mistake of providing Pakistan with American financial aid (more than 33 billion dollars over...

The post What do Donald Trumps Attacks on Pakistan Mean? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:49

VirtualBox Guest Driver Being Mainlined With Linux 4.16 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The upcoming Linux 4.16 kernel cycle will be mainlining the VirtualBox Guest "vboxguest" kernel driver...

UK scrambles 2 RAF Typhoon fighter jets to intercept Russian planes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UK scrambles 2 RAF Typhoon fighter jets to intercept Russian planes | 15 Jan 2018 | Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets from Scotland to intercept Russian planes close to the United Kingdom's airspace, a defence ministry spokesman said. The Typhoons took off from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, at around 9:30 am to tackle the alleged encroachment. The Russian plane model is yet to be identified as the operation is still ongoing. French and Belgian air forces have reportedly also been deployed to tackle the situation.

19:47

Trump Doubles Support Among Blacks Since 2016 Election "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump continues to gain support among black voters despite the constant accusations of racism from white liberals.

Black employment in the US is currently at an all-time high under President Trump.

President Trump has doubled his support from black voters according to a recent poll.

Breitbart.com reported:

Two new polls show President Donald Trumps rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.
The growing support from blacks despite furious Democratic claims of racism could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his Buy American, Hire American policies.

Among black men, Trumps 2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share, admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. 23 percent of black men approved of Trumps performance versus 11 percent of black women, said the article.

That score averages out to 17 percent, or twice the 8 percent score he was given in the 2016 exit polls.

In November 2016, Trump got 13 percent support among black men and 4 percent support among black women, according to the exit polls. That very low support was critical to his victory in the Democrats now-demolished Blue Wall states.

The post Trump Doubles Support Among Blacks Since 2016 Election appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

19:46

Facebook shuts down several pro-Palestine pages "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palestinian activists decry move as flagrant violation of freedoms of opinion, expression. Facebook has unilaterally closed several pro-Palestine pages for "incitement" claims in a move Palestinians describe as flagrant violation of freedoms of opinion and expression. Israeli officials, including Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked recently met with Facebook representatives, who were threatened with prosecution if they did not meet Israeli demands to delete the accounts of several Palestinian activists.

19:45

Brazilian Right-Wing Fell Hard for a Fake News Story About Venezuela, Provoking Diplomatic Incident "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A 31-year-old Brazilian man living in Los Angeles leaves his comfortable life behind to pursue a humanitarian mission in Venezuela. Jonatan Diniz, founder of a non-governmental organization called Time to Change the Earth, posts photos of malnourished Venezuelan children and asked for donations on social media. The goal: raise funds for the NGO so it can purchase toys for children who are victims of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Bolivarian Revolution. It would be a very touching story about a young idealistic do-gooder if it werent all a farce.

Just days before traveling to Venezuela, Diniz created social media profiles for a non-existent NGO and started soliciting donations. And in so doing, he didnt just fool the usual online rabble rousers on the Brazilian right, but also the Brazilian and Venezuelan governments. His antics caused a diplomatic incident during what may have already been the most tense period in the countries bilateral relations. On December 23, Venezuela expelled the Brazilian ambassador from the country. Three days later, Brazil declared Venezuelas highest-ranking diplomat in the country persona non grata (Venezuela had already withdrawn their ambassador in 2016 to protest the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff).

The next day, December 27, Diniz was arrested by Venezuelan authorities for alleged connections to a criminal organization with international tentacles and held in jail for 11 days, provoking an international outcry until he was eventually released and deported.

After he was freed, Diniz published a video explaining that he went to Venezuela with the goal of provoking his own arrest and, with the certain media attention, raise the profile of his fake NGO. But before that revelation, several prominent figures on the rising Brazilian right  including the Free Brazil Movement (Movimento Brasil Livre MBL); entertainer Danilo Gentili, who has been called the enfant terrible of comedy in Brazil; and journalist Rachel Sheherazade had embraced his cause. The #FreeJonatan hashtag was created to pressure the Brazilian Foreign Ministry to get to work liberating our new national hero.

In this age of so-called fake news, no one bothered to do a basic fact-check on Diniz and his supposed organization. One Brazilian newspaper referred to Diniz as a member of a U.S. NGO...

19:45

Images of Racism in America Over the Years "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After signing a Martin Luther King Jr. proclamation last week, President Donald Trump was asked point blank, Are you a racist? The president ignored the question but it is certainly worth asking based on his own divisive statements and actions.

Is the US going backwards? Is racism getting worse? Or is it just more visible now? How bad will it get? How will Americans handle it?

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents through a fascinating collection of pictures a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action. We published these pictures last year, and the year before that, and we will probably do it again next year. Will anyone learn from them?


The life of Martin Luther King, Jr. was short. He was born in 1929 into a racist, hate-filled society with entrenched bigotry enforced by uncivilized laws. But, like Mohandas Gandhi, who took back his country from the British, Martin Luther King forced change on the United States through his inspired use of nonviolent resistance.

King had guts. Think of the courage it took for him, and for those who were with him, to work the front lines. As he explained in 1957 in the journal Christian Century:

This is not a method for cowards; it does resist. The nonviolent resister is just as strongly opposed to the evil against which he protests as is the person who uses violence

Nonviolent resistance does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding. The nonviolent resister must often express his protest through noncooperation or boycotts, but he realizes that noncooperation and boycotts are not ends themselves; they are merely means to awaken a sense of moral shame in the opponent. The end is redemption and reconciliation. The aftermath of nonviolence is the creation of the beloved community, while the aftermath of violence is tragic bitterness

This method is that the attack is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who are caught in those forces

Nonviolent resistance avoids not only external physical violence but al...

19:44

Let's wrench power back from the billionaires "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Those of us who believe in democracy and progressive government must bring low-income and working people all over the world together behind an agenda that reflects their needs. Instead of hate and divisiveness, we must offer a message of hope and solidarity.

19:43

Beyond the Modi-Netanyahu Bonhomie, India and Israel Struggle to Add Heft to Ties "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Deals signed included subject areas like homeopathic research, film production and cyber security. Defence cooperation remained under wraps.

Modi-Netanyahu-PTI

On Sunday, the Israeli leader had dubbed the India-Israel relationship as a marriage made in heaven. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu praised one another for revolutionising the bilateral relationship, the nine agreements signed on subjects ranging from cyber security to homeopathic research suggest the two countries are finding it hard to match the heady rhetoric with concrete outcomes in areas that matter.

A joint statement issued at the end of the main substantive day of Netanyahus visit included boiler-plate language on the grave threat of terrorism and avoided an explicit reference to the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine dispute in deference to Tel Avivs growing inclination for an annexation-driven one-state solution.

To spur trade, the Israeli side talked about the need for a bilateral investment treaty and free trade agreement, though neither is on the horizon. There was also a discussion on simplifying visa regulations, especially for workers in information technology and new technology sectors.

Highlights of the meet

As Monday, January 15, dawned, the forecourt at Rashtrapati Bhawan witnesse...

19:42

Syria - U.S. Traps Itself , Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Trump administration policy in Syria is finally coming into daylight. It has decided to permanently separate north-east of Syria from the rest of Syria with the rather comical idea that this will keep Iranian influence out of Syria and...

19:39

Was the dotcom mania mad? (And lets lower the relative status of pessimists) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tim Harford has a very good piece on bubbles in the FT.  This caught my eye:

Yet even with hindsight things are not always clear. For example, I first became aware of the incipient dotcom bubble in the late 1990s, when a senior colleague told me that the upstart online bookseller Amazon.com was valued at more than every bookseller on the planet. A clearer instance of mania could scarcely be imagined.

But Amazon is worth much more today than at the height of the bubble, and comparing it with any number of booksellers now seems quaint. The dotcom bubble was mad and my colleague correctly diagnosed the lunacy, but he should still have bought and held Amazon stock.

I wish I had bought Amazon in the 1990s, just as I wish I had bought Bitcoin at $12, when I was writing posts claiming that it was not a bubble.  But I didnt, and given what I knew at the time there was really no reason for me to do so.  But what about the claim that the dotcom bubble was mad?  I do recall people saying that in 2002, after the bubble had burst and the NASDAQ fell to 1200.  But is that true?

The argument made in 2002 is that tech valuations made no sense unless you believed that tech companies would push aside old stalwarts like GE, GM and Walmart, and that companies like Apple and Amazon would become the most dominant corporations on Earth.  Well, hasnt that happened?  Another argument was that youd have had to believe that all the dotcom companies would be successful.  Actually, if you didnt know which ones would be successful, it would have made sense to buy an index fund in the NASDAQ.

The NASDAQ peaked at just over 5000 in early 2000, but that was for just a very brief period.  The average mad dotcom investor would have purchased stock at some time during 1999 or 2000, probably at a NASDAQ level closer to 3500 or 4000.  NASDAQ is now above 7200, and if you add in dividends it would not be unusual for an investor to have doubled their money over 18 years.  Thats not particularly good for a risky investment, but its not horrible.  Its a higher rate of return than T-bills, but lower than T-bonds.  But keep in mind that T-bond investors lucked out, as actual NGDP growth was far less than expected when T-bonds were yielding 6%, and if people had known what was going to happen to the US economy, yields would have been far lower in 2000.  Alternatively, if NGDP had grown as expected, the NASDAQ would be far higher today.

Just to be clear, even today it seems like the tech market was a bit frothy at the peak in March 2000, Im not denying that.  But my point is that all of these judgments are provisional.  If people really believe that markets are irrational, they ought to be writi...

19:38

Liberals were right about conservatives (and I was wrong) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For years, liberals used to accuse conservatives of having hidden racist motives, often in response to conservative advocacy of things like welfare reform or being tough on crime.  I thought those accusations were unfair, and even today I dont think they are good reasons to call someone a racist.  However, because of the way that much of the conservative movement in America has rallied around Trump, Ive now sadly concluded that many conservatives do in fact have a hidden racist agenda.

To give you a sense of how far down into the gutter our politics have descended, Fox News recently compared Trump to a racist drunk spouting off in a bar, and viewed that as a defense of the President.

After The Washington Post on Thursday afternoon first reported Trumps remarks at a White House meeting with lawmakers, The Five co-host Jesse Watters shrugged off the slur as the way ordinary Americans talk about Haiti people.

If its true, this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar, Watters said. This is how Trump relates to people. If youre at a bar, and youre from Wisconsin, and youre thinking, Theyre bringing in a bunch of Haiti people, or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger. This is how some people talk.

Its sad that so many conservatives cant understand why Trumps remarks are a really big deal.

Another theme is that these countries really are bad places.  I dont necessarily agree (El Salvador scores higher than Italy, Japan or South Korea on happiness rankings), but certainly all of these countries have lots of problems.  Even so, this fact has no bearing on Trumps remarks.  Trump wasnt just calling certain countries bad places, he was implicitly calling immigrants from those places pieces of shit.  Even a drunk in a Wisconsin bar knows what Trump meant when he said we shouldnt be taking in immigrants from those sorts of places. He was talking about the characteristics of the individual people.  (Ive spent at least 100 hours in Wisconsin bars listening to drunks (when I was a teenager), so Im speaking from some experience.)  Over at Econlog I have a post showing that Indian-Americans earn more than any other ethnic group, and of course they come from a country that could have easily made the Fox News list of bad places.

PS.  Yes, Fox did not say the patron was drunk.  But lets be real.  The whole point of referring to things said in a bar is to ident...

19:37

Ukraine: Ex-PM claims 8 million have emigrated since western backed coup "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ukraine's former PM claims more than eight million citizens have emigrated since the Western-backed Maidan in 2014. If he's right, it adds to growing suspicions that Kiev's population calculations are utterly out of whack. Posting on Twitter, Nikolay Azarov noted: "More than 8 million Ukrainians left the country after the coup: 4.4 million went to Russia, 1.2 million to Poland, others went to other countries. Neither Libya, nor Syria, nor Afghanistan, nor other war-torn countries saw such a mass emigration." While the numbers at first seem extreme, they might not be totally outlandish. Polish officials admitted in spring of last year that more than one million Ukrainians were officially working in their country. And that was before Schengen visa-free access began, which may have swelled numbers engaged in the informal economy.

19:37

15 Natural Remedies To Heal A Sore Throat Fast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Its flu season and you know what that means. A hefty percentage of the population is snuggled at home, battling chills, a fever, congested lungs, and a sore throat.

Clearly, being sick sucks. But before you reach for prescribed medications, perhaps try natural remedies to provide relief. After all, pharmaceutical drugs may alleviate symptoms, but they do not remedy the actual problem. Natural cures, on the other hand, work with the body to boost the immune system and, as a result, make you stronger once healed.

If you or someone you know is overcoming a sore throat, try a combination of the following 21 natural remedies to cure the symptom fast.

1) Salt Water Gargle

The second after you notice symptoms of a sore throat, gargle with salt water. This combination is beneficial at stopping bacterial infections.

As The Hearty Soul reports, salt at high concentrations kills off the microbes and, due to the presence of salt, makes your throat a less hospitable environment to them. Because salt is anti-inflammatory, drawing water out of the tissues, it can also provide some pain relief.

For this remedy: Add one te...

19:35

Apple honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the quote on Apples homepage:

The time is always right to do what is right. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read this on The Loop

19:35

UAE Secrets, Global Press Terrified of Friendly Government' - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editors note:  You are not going to see any of us reporting what we know of Dubai. I have worked there, served with the UN and personally know the ruler.  Saying reforms are needed is the understatement of all time.  I am saying nothing else.  I have to go there, I have friends there and []

19:34

OMG, another Kremlin plot: Anti-Russian conspiracy theorists ridiculed for claiming Moscow behind Chelsea Manning's Senate bid "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Anti-Russia conspiracy theorists have developed another outlandish claim, stating that Moscow is behind Chelsea Manning's Senate bid, since she's taking on an incumbent who is against so-called "Russian aggression." US whistleblower Chelsea Manning confirmed her bid for a Senate seat for the state of Maryland on Sunday, releasing a campaign video alongside a tweet which simply stated: "Yup, we're running for Senate." Manning says she's running because "we need someone willing to fight... we need to stop expecting that our systems will somehow fix themselves." But that reason seems too straightforward for those who apparently believe that everything related to US politics is somehow tied to Russia. Comment: 'Yup, we're running': Chelsea Manning releases campaign video confirming US Senate bid

19:34

44 Numbers From 2017 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

44 Numbers From 2017 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe | 44-Sign-Public-Domain | Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News

2017 went by way too quickly.  Donald Trumps first year in the White House shook up the entire planet, and nobody is quite sure what is going to happen next.  Personally, as 2017 began I was still having a hard time actually believing that Trump was going to be our president.  Once he was finally inaugurated on January 20th I was able to relax a little bit, but at that point I had no idea that I would soon be running for Congress here in Idaho as a pro-Trump candidate.  As 2018 begins, I think that it would be good to look back and remember some of the most important things that happened over the past 12 months.  The following are 44 numbers from 2017 that are almost too crazy to believe

#1 During Donald Trumps first year, ISIS lost 98 percent of the territory that it gained while Barack Obama was in the White House.

#2 The price of Bitcoin rose more than 1,300% during 2017.

#3 According to the Washington Post, one out of every ten young adults in the United States has been homeless at some point over the past year.

#4 The United States has lost more than 70,000 manufacturing facilities since China joined the WTO in 2001.

#5 On Donald Trumps first full day in office he was 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old, a...

19:32

App That Crowdsources Bail Lets Anyone Help Disrupt Americas Mass Incarceration "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

prisonfencegrunge

The United States is known for having one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, fueled by the Drug War, a bought-off justice system, and the ever-flourishing prison-industrial complex.

With special interests from police unions to prison guard unions fueling mass incarceration (to say nothing of the private prison lobby), it is not difficult to understand why the supposedly freest country in the world has so much of its population behind bars.

At face value, the systems corruption and breadth appear too overwhelming to tackle head on, but a new app places power in the hands of ordinary consumers, allowing them to chip away at some of the seemingly intractable authority of the U.S. prison system.

Appolition a combination of app and abolition is a simple program that allows users to donate pennies from their everyday purchases toward bail funds for people who otherwise cannot afford to gather the money. It simply rounds up transaction amounts on debit, credit, and Paypal to the nearest dollar and donates the difference to National Bail Out, an organization of grassroots groups that work to end money bail and in the meantime get as many people out of cages and back to their families as we can. Ultimately, this provides an easy, effective opportunity to disrupt a major component of mass incarceration.

According to National Bail Out:

Everyday tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Even a few days in jail can ruin a persons life. They may lose their job, their family may lose housing and some even lose their children.

Bail is so central to the American justice system that a $2 billion industry has...

19:31

19:31

After New Orleans City Council implicitly endorses BDS, officials say resolution was not about Israel "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A day after the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a resolution to add a human rights standard into the review process for city contracts, which was pushed by Palestinian solidarity activists and would include companies profiting off of Israels occupation of Palestinian territory, city officials have started to distance themselves from the politics behind the legislation.
The statements come after backlash from the outgoing mayor and pushback from major pro-Israel organizations who lobby against the law, and who for years have given donations to local leaders.

The resolution has been hailed as a victory for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, though it makes no mention of Palestine, Israel, BDS or any specific company. The measure advocates universal human rights, but because it was brought to the city council by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC), its broad and inclusive language did not deter critics.

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO), which has forged multiple economic partnerships between Israel and the city, offered a swift rebuke.

Expressing deep disappointment with the city councils decision, the JFGNO characterized BDS as having inherently anti-Semitic components, ultimately designed to challenge Israels economic viability and very right to exist.

The JFGNO went on to say that while it fully supports the values of human rights expressed in the resolution, we are deeply concerned about its unintended consequences relating to Israel and in bolstering the divisive BDS movement. Thus JFGNO used the language of vague human rights the very condition that has so infuriated critics. 

In voting for the resolution, Councilmember-At-Large Jason Williams had likened it to measures taken by New Orleans along with some seventy more U.S. cities in order to isolate the Apartheid government of South Africa.

After the ensuing backlash, Williams stripped the implicit connection between BDS and the Apartheid boycott from his response.

My support of this measure was not, and is not, intended to in any way be reflective of either an anti-Israel or pro-BDS sentiment, he said. This resolution is pro womankind and mankind. It is simply humanitarian.

The explicit denunciations of what is essentially a human rights adherence resolution, can undoubtedly be understood as the ubiquitous influence of the pro-Israel lobby an...

19:30

Is Erdogan all talk and no action on US-Kurdish border force? - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jim W. Dean - Erdogan begins shelling the outskirts of Afrin, but he will once again be using proxy refugee camp mercenaries as FSA fronts for infantry. His troops prefer to stay out of rifle range, which helps keep up their fighting spirit.

19:30

Netherlands: Mohammed most popular name for newborn boys for second year in a row "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One can see the glorious future of the Netherlands in this, and it is not multicultural or diverse. Mohammed most popular name for newborn boys in the Netherlands for second year in a row, Voice of Europe, January 13, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Dutch mainstream media reported that Noah was the most []

19:30

The Daily Whaleoil Crossword is on its way do you want a FREE taste? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Our Whaleoil Daily Online crossword is almost ready. Our Editor AKA the Boss wanted to immediately limit it to subscribers ONLY as it is an added service that we wanted to give them all as a thank you for their loyal support of Whaleoil. I took the boss aside and whispered in his ear. Okay []

The post The Daily Whaleoil Crossword is on its way do you want a FREE taste? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:30

Conservative columnist supports Durbin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The s**thole debate goes on. Senators accuse each other of lying. Cabinet Secretary has memory issues. Now a conservative columnist supports Durbin.

19:30

David Icke The Power Of The Heart Over The Head (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Icke The Power Of The Heart Over The Head Video Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! Video Source

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19:30

Worker who hit wrong button (twice) about Hawaiis missile threat feels terrible, will face counseling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I predicted this person would not be fired. Alas, hes being reassigned. Its good to be a government employee. From Fox News: After Hawaii emergency officials confirmed that an alert about an inbound ballistic missile was a mistake, they said Continue reading

19:29

Riot Turtle on #Lesvos and #Athens: Self-Organized Spaces Where People Can Live in Dignity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After almost 1 month on Lesvos and in Athens I returned to Germany yesterday. The difference between people living in free spaces like the Notara 26 squat in Athens and the people who are forced to live in the Moria refugee camp is unbelievable. Today human rights activist Arash Hampay was forced o leave Lesvos.

Published by Enough is Enough. Written by Riot Turtle.

Read all our reports about #RefugeesGR; here.

Riot Turtle on Lesvos and Athens: Self-Organized Spaces Where People Can Live in Dignity

After almost 1 month on Lesvos and in Athens I returned to Germany yesterday. The difference between people living in free spaces like the Notara 26 squat in Athens and the people who are forced to live in the Moria refugee camp is unbelievable. Today human rights activist Arash Hampay was forced o leave Lesvos.

Today is another day of humiliation and repression on Lesvos. After numerous protests Arash Hampay was forced to leave Lesvos. The UNHCR threw Arash out of his apartment in Lesvos and offered him to stay in a hotel in Athens. This how the EU is silencing people who protests against the inhuman treatment of refugees on the Greek islands. Arash is one of the most prominent victims of this kind of repression. Others were deported and/or imprisoned.

The last videos by Arash Hampay from Lesvos:

I spoke many times with Arash and I dont think the authorities will be a...

19:29

Lebanon: PM Hariri lauds Hezbollah, wants 'best of relations' with Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called for his county to be kept out of regional conflicts, lauding the Hezbollah resistance movement for doing its part to de-escalate the tensions. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Hariri said he was open to Hezbollah continuing to participate in the government following the elections slated for May. "Hezbollah has been a member of this government. This is an inclusive government that has all the big political parties, and that brings political stability to the country," Hariri said during Wednesday interview, defying pressure from Saudi Arabia to confront the resistance movement.

19:28

Apples iOS Security Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The updated document from Apple includes info on Face ID, apps, networks, Apple Pay, and much more.

Read this on The Loop

19:28

UK scrambles two RAF Typhoon fighter jets to intercept Russian planes - Defense Ministry spokesman "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets from Scotland to intercept Russian planes close to the United Kingdom's airspace, a defence ministry spokesman said. The Typhoons took off from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, at around 9:30 am to tackle the alleged encroachment. A RAF spokesman said: "This is a live operation and therefore we will not be providing any additional information until the mission is complete." The Russian plane model is yet to be identified as the operation is still ongoing. French and Belgian air forces have reportedly also been deployed to tackle the situation.

19:22

Newsbud Exclusive- Beware of a False Flag on the Desperate Path to Persia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Green Movement in Iran, the proxy war on Syria, the genocidal massacre of the Yemeni people, the now aborted resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the Saudi purge spearheaded by Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, the Israeli-Saudi rapprochement; all should be properly understood in containing Iran and paving the way for regime change against the Persian country. The recent Iran protests are no different. Although primarily of economic nature, the Trump administration and the obedient media have capitalised on the protests and tried to rebrand them according to Washingtons regime change agenda in order to justify Trumps renunciation of the Iranian nuclear deal and keeping alive the sanctions regime. Just like so many of American foreign policy utterances in the Middle East, however, the endeavour did not pay off. The war hawks empty words of support for the Iranian people are not being bought by the rest of the world, not in the least by the Iranian people themselves. Thus, we need to be aware of the only thing that can still reverse the tide on the desperate path to Persia. As hinted by many official sources, a false flag is on the table.

American intervention in the petroleum-rich nation of Iran is of course nothing new. In the 1953 Operation Ajax, the CIA along with British intelligence orchestrated the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Muhammed Mossadegh, whose parliament had nationalised the countrys oil industry after the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now part of BP) refused to cooperate in Mossadeghs endeavour to limit the British companys control over Irans rich petroleum reserves. The CIA hired notorious mobsters to wreak havoc, stage pro-shah demonstrations and take over the streets of Tehran, after which Mossadegh and many of his supporters were arrested and Shah Muhammed Reza Pahlavi reconsolidated his dictatorial rule. The CIA and Mossad consequently helped to set up the feared SAVAK intelligence service, which cracked down on dissent by torturing and executing opponents of the regime.

The Iranians increasingly, and not without reason, saw the ruthless shah as an American puppet, resulting in a unified opposition of intellectual elites, leftists, workers, nationalists, centrists and the religious right that managed to paralyse the country. In early 1979, finally, a popular revolution unseated the monarchy and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power. In subsequent months, Khomeini not only executed elements of the shahs regime but cracked down on dissenting groups and people that initially supported the revolution, thereby consolidating his rule and installing an Islamist theocracy. Although he advertised himself as an uncompromising ad...

19:22

Thousands Evacuated After Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At a Glance

  • Thousands were evacuated from Papua New Guinea islands after the volcano on Kadovar Island erupted.
  • Officials have expressed fears of possible tsunamis and landslides triggered by the eruption.

Thousands have been evacuated from islands in Papua New Guinea after a volcano began erupting over the weekend.

Around 1,500 residents of Kadovar Island were forced to flee when the peak, which was long dormant, exploded after spending several days venting ash, Reuters reports. Officials moved evacuees to the nearby island of Blup Blup, which was later evacuated. People were then sent to the mainland.

19:22

Retpoline Is Still Being Improved Upon For Intel Skylake/Kabylake "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While initial support for Retpoline was merged into the Linux 4.15 Git kernel last week and is now being backported to some supported Linux kernel series, there is still additional work ongoing for properly mitigating Spectre v2 on Intel Skylake CPUs and newer...

19:22

Satire versus bullying "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I hadnt heard of Terry Pratchett until I saw this quote at The Standard: "Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it's not satire, it's bullying." Terry Pratchett pic.twitter.com/XxzkXlOpk0 Shaula Evans (@ShaulaEvans) January 13, 2018 There could be some truth in that. Another Pratchett quote on []

19:20

US Scientist Who Inspected North Koreas Nuclear Facility Warns They Have Up To 60 Bombs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Courtesy of Bill Clinton. Via Daily Mail: An American scientist who has seen the North Korean nuclear secrets claims Kim Jong-un is not bluffing and that the White House should be concerned. Dr Sig Hecker, who was once in charge of designing nuclear weapons for the US, was shown around the hermit kingdom seven times []

19:20

Enormous Ice Deposits Discovered On Mars Surface Could Sustain Permanent Human Outposts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Major ice deposits have been discovered on Mars, exposed along slopes up to 100 meters tall, close to the middle latitudes of the planet, far from the harsh environment of its polar caps. It is well known that beneath roughly a third of the surface of Mars lays a shallow layer of ice but the recent discovery of thick ice beneath and on the planets surface bodes well for sustaining human outposts in the near future.

Nasas Reconnaissance Orbiter has been studying the Red Planets environment since 2006, and while ice has been discovered around the middle latitude its never breached the surface. The new discovery of large, thick and exposed ice deposits will allow for the establishment of permanent settlements, as the water could be converted into oxygen. Humans need water wherever they go and its very heavy to carry with you, said planetary scientist Shane Byrne. Previous ideas for extracting human-usable water from Mars were to pull it from the very dry atmosphere or to break down water-containing rocks. Here we have what we think is almost pure water ice buried just below the surface. You dont see a high-tech solution, you can go out with a bucket and shovel and just collect as much water as you need.

The deposits reside at seven different locations called scarps very steep slopes (some of which reaching 55 degree inclines) six of which are in the southern hemisphere and one is in the northern hemisphere, locations close to where NASA space vehicles are likely to land. This means that settlers wont have to stray far from their bases and into the harsh environment of the polar caps to gather water.

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19:20

The Fire Next Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 A meme from the "Sanders or Bust" camp after the primary.

by Gaius Publius

I want to keep this short because it's really simple (emphasis mine throughout).

Stuff like this...
Taking Short Break From Denouncing Trump Authoritarianism, House Dems Join With GOP to 'Violate the Privacy Rights of Everyone in United States'

Democratic leadership in the Housewho say that Trump is currently abusing his power to go after his political enemiesjust helped him pass dangerous domestic surveillance powers.
...explained here...
45 Republicans looked at the stinky FISA bill on Thursday and could not pull themselves to vote YES. That means that had Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn held their caucus together, it could have been defeated. Instead, it passed 256-164. How the hell did that happen? Well, start with Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn; they all voted for it. In fact 65 Democrats did-- basically the Republican wing of the Democratic Party, pretty much all the Blue Dogs and all the New Dems and their fellow travelers. 119 Democrats voted NO and 65 voted with the GOP. All the garbage Dems were over on the other side of the aisle as fast as they could get there[.]
...as well as stuff like this...
If Democrats Want the Support of Millennials, They Should Cut Ties with the Fossil Fuel Industry

...Oil and gas executives strive to maintain company profits, which means holding back this very transition [to 100% renewables]. They are adept at using their deep pockets to pressure politicians into carrying out their pro-fossil-fuels agenda. If Democratic candidates choose to let Big Oil ride the Blue Wave this year, the prospects for action at the scale we need are gri...

19:20

The opposite of Disneyfied "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Having read Into the Drowning Deep last week, I was primed to accept this image as a canonical and accurate representation of the Little Mermaid.

I wonder if Copenhagen would be interested in patching up their famous statue?

19:20

The Era of No Compromise is Over "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When news broke last week that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might not even attempt to pass a budget this year, all hell broke loose among so-called fiscal conservatives. A typical comment came from Representative Barry Loudermilk on Georgia who said They need to change the [Senate] cloture rule, but until they do, the only way were going to be able to accomplish anything is through reconciliation. We have to use reconciliation.

The Senate has already changed the cloture rule in recent years. The majority no longer needs sixty votes to confirm the administrations nominees. But the so-called legislative filibuster still exists, at least for now. To get around it, the Republicans used an innovative and unprecedented dual budget reconciliation process last year, with one budget dedicated to overturning Obamacare and the other set aside for enacting tax reform. To accomplish this, though, the Republicans actually had to pass two budgets. Only with budgets in hand were they able to resort (twice) to the budget reconciliation process that enabled them to pass legislation with fifty votes. Without a budget for the next fiscal year, the Senate is forced back to regular order, meaning that theyll need nine Democratic votes to pass legislation.

So, when Rep.Loudermilk says that the Republicans have to use reconciliation if they want to get anything done, he means anything that doesnt require a great deal of compromise with Senate Democrats. I dont know if we can call it McConnells decision not to pass a budget as much as it is an acknowledgment of reality. With only fifty-one members in his caucus now, and with Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) suffering from significant health issues, its probably not possible for McConnell to pass a real budget, let alone one that the House will agree to. It doesnt seem that he can reproduce the same trick he used to do a budget for repealing Obamacare, because that was a one-time deal that fiscal conservatives agreed to on the premise that it wouldnt be repeated. They basically passed an empty shell of a budget which meant that fiscal hawks didnt have the chance to call for spending cuts. They were also using an unused budget bill from the previous fiscal year, which is something they dont have the luxury of doing again. So, with no budget there can be no budget reconciliation process, and without a budget reconciliation process, the era of operating without the need to compromise has come to an end. This, in most conservatives view, means that nothing can get done, but thats not true in principle.

What is true is that House Speaker Paul Ryan can forg...

Serious Question "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ever wonder what the end of the world will look like? The people of Hawai'i can tell you now. They just had a trial run.

Discuss

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I don't particularly care about Melania Trump one way or the other, but I don't like to see her humiliated publicly. I take Trump's infidelity as a given, and I guess the fact that he continues to lie about it should be a mark against him, but the state of his marriage isn't something that interests me or that I think should be used as cudgel against him. On the other hand, the fact that he paid a ransom to keep this affair secret does have relevancy to whether or not he is subject to blackmail and in the habit of giving things of value to people to keep his secrets.

Discuss

19:19

How to stop accidentally calling 911 and emergency contacts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When my phone is in my pocket, I tend to hold it like a gadget security blanket, and I sometimes end up squeezing the side buttons. This was never a problem until I got the iPhone X, which has some new features tied to those side buttons. More specifically, if you press and hold both the power button and a volume button for a few seconds, your phone will call 911 and/or your designated emergency contacts.

Ive never done this, but a friend of mine had an iPhone X in a car phone mount and it slid down during the drive, pushing both buttons, and automatically called 911.

Read this on The Loop

19:19

As Facebook Shoots Themselves in the Foot, New Social Media Platform Pays You to Post "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

steemitFacebook's recent announcement over their algorithm shift to keep users in their own little happy bubbles is making its competition, like Steemit, shine.

19:18

DNA analysis finds food poisoning bacteria caused Mexican epidemic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It is well known that when Europeans arrived in the New World they brought with them appalling diseases to which the indigenous population, having never been exposed to them before, were particularly susceptible. Very large numbers died of from illnesses including smallpox, measles, mumps and influenza. These acknowledged killers, however, were comparatively late arrivals in Europe's brutal colonisation. In Mexico, at least, another disease laid waste to the locals, starting in 1545, very soon after the invaders landed. And with the next disease came a new word, growing out of the local tongue: cocoliztli, meaning pestilence, or epidemic. Between 1545 and 1550, a disease roared through the indigenous Mexican population, killing an estimated 800,000. And while there is plenty of evidence to support the fact that the epidemic took place, until now there has been precious little to identify the pathogenic culprit. Researchers led by Ashlid Vagene of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, have now unmasked the killer. To do so they extracted biological material from between the teeth of 24 corpses interred in a cocoliztli cemetery in the town of Teposcolula-Yucundaa in the Oaxaca region of Mexico.

19:15

If you want to UPDATE, UPGRADE or CHANGE any details this post has all the links you will need "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you want to update your credit card details click here. If you want to upgrade or change your subscription click here. You can easily upgrade between subscription levels at any time by visiting your account page. When upgrading your subscription, it will be prorated based on the amount you have already paid and how much time is left on your []

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19:15

New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The cybersecurity threat landscape has never been more extensive and is most likely to grow exponentially in 2018. Although the original creators of Mirai DDoS botnet have already been arrested and jailed, the variants of the infamous IoT malware are still in the game due to the availability of its source code on the Internet. Security researchers have spotted a new variant of infamous Mirai

19:12

App Store promotes Free Trial iOS apps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As it continues to showcase new types of content in the App Store, Apple has recently started highlighting popular subscription applications with free trials. The new section is located under the Apps section in the App Store and aptly titled Try It For Free.

This is a great addition to the App Store.

Read this on The Loop

19:11

Lavrov says Washington does not want Syrian territorial integrity "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Washington's actions indicate that it does not want to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his annual Q&A news conference in Moscow. Lavrov slammed the US initiative to create a "Border Security Force" using Kurdish SDF militias along the Syrian border with Iraq and Turkey, as well as along the Euphrates River Valley.The announcement that this area may fall under the remit of the 30,000-strong US-led forces triggers serious concerns that there may be a "partition of Syria," according to the minister.

19:11

CVE-2017-18030 Qemu: Out-of-bounds access in cirrus_invalidate_region routine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by P J P on Jan 15

Hello,

Quick emulator(Qemu) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is
vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. It could occur while refreshing
vnc surface area, in case the initial pitch was negative in
cirrus_invalidate_region.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process
resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:
---------------
->...

19:10

Speeding Car Takes Flight, Plows into 2nd Floor of Office Building (PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

car

By some improbable fluke of physics, a speeding car went airborne and plowed into the second floor of a California office building. The bizarre crash left two people injured.

The vehicle became partially wedged in the side of a dental office building after it hit a road divider in the Orange County city of Santa Ana shortly before 5:30 am Sunday.

Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) posted images of the unbelievable scene online, revealing a white sedan firmly stuck in the building.

The fire authority initially reported that one person was still trapped inside the vehicle while another person had escaped from the car.

According to an eyewitness report to NBC Bay Area News, the driver freed himself but was left dangling off the bottom of the vehicle until rescue crews helped him down.

An hour later the OCFA reported that both victims had been extricated with only minor injuries. The crash also caused a small blaze that was quickly extinguished by fire crews.

The Santa Ana Police Department said in a statement that the vehicle was driving at high speed at the time...

19:10

Wound Care When to use Steri Strips or Suture "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wound Care When to use Steri Strips or Suture by Ken Jorgustin Modern Survival Blog Wound care and guidelines when to use Steri Strips for closure or to Suture. Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious...

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19:10

Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and...... Read more

In der Kommentarsektion unter dem Mark-Lilla-Artikel ... "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In der Kommentarsektion unter dem Mark-Lilla-Artikel hat jemand dieses Essay empfohlen, und der Empfehlung schliee ich mich an. Es geht um Richard Rorty, einen Philosophen, der 2007 gestorben ist, aber vorher sehr interessante Vorhersagen gemacht hat. Er leitet Identity Politics so her:

For if you turn out to be living in an evil empire (rather than, as you had been told, a democracy fighting an evil empire), then you have no responsibility to your country; you are accountable only to humanity. If what your government and your teachers are saying is all part of the same Orwellian monologue if the differences between the Harvard faculty and the military-industrial complex, or between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater, are negligible then you have a responsibility to make a revolution.
Mit anderen Worten: Der Staat und seine Institutionen werden grundstzlich komplett abgelehnt, und als nicht rettbar korrupt betrachtet, und damit fallen auch alle pragmatische und auf Zusammenarbeit und Kompromissfindung basierenden Manahmen weg, die man so machen knnte, und es bleibt nur noch die Revolution.
From his perspective, the problem was the total rejection of pragmatic reform. The belief that there was nothing in America that could be salvaged, no institutions that could be corrected, no laws worth passing, led to the complete abandonment of conventional politics. Persuasion was replaced by self-expression; policy reform by recrimination.

Thunderstorms, hail and summer snow in parts of Tasmania and the Australian Alps "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A series of thunderstorms moved through the eastern half of Tasmania on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13, 2018, producing notable amounts of hail on its southeastern coast. At the same time, Tasmania's highest peaks and parts of the Australian Alps...... Read more

19:08

Inside one of Americas last pencil factories "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pencils are one of those things few of us give any thought to or, for that matter, use much any more but this glorious photo essay will definitely get you thinking about the lowly pencil.

Read this on The Loop

19:08

Anarchist Liberation Army "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new group in Germany aims to revive the spirit of the Schwarze Scharen, anarcho-syndicalist workers' militias portrayed in the PM Press release "Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense".

19:07

CVE-2018-5683 Qemu: Out-of-bounds read in vga_draw_text routine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by P J P on Jan 15

Hello,

Quick Emulator(QEMU) built with the VGA emulator support is vulnerable to an
out-of-bounds access issue in vga_draw_text. It could occur while updating vga
display area.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process
resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:
---------------
-> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2018-01/msg02131.html

This issue was reported by Jiang Xin of Huawei.com.

Thank...

19:07

A warning for Democrats, and all Americans, about who's waiting in the wings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Many Americans, at least most in my circle, are enjoying watching Donald Trump self-destruct. It's bad for the country, but to some of us it's as much fun as watching a train wreck. And maybe if the Democrats can get their act together, they can win back the House in 2018 and the Senate and White House in 2020. Trump is making it look like it might be easy. Comment: The author seems to be under the illusion that Democrats are even capable of offering solutions in Washington to what is the systemically pathological problem of greed, corruption and hysteria we've been seeing. They Dems aren't ; they are too "far gone" as illustrated by this recent story: Democratic Senators publish disturbing and profoundly racist report on Russia But I have a warning for Democrats, and indeed for all Americans. For God's sake, don't elevate the likes of former CIA directors Michael Hayden and John Brennan and the former director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to the position of "senior statesmen." They are not the voices of reason, either for the Democrats or for anybody else. They are monsters who have ignored the Constitution, the US code, and international law. They have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. We should shun them, not celebrate them. Hayden is probably the most public of the three. The former director of both the NSA and the CIA has never seen a camera that he didn't want to get in front of. He's a regular on the Sunday morning talk shows, the cable news networks, and even Comedy Central. He sucks up to the right and then sucks up to the left if he thinks it'll get him a little screen time. But let me tell you something from personal first-hand experience: I am convinced that he's a danger to the American way of life.

19:05

The Last Left-Wing Mohican. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indefatigable Campaigner: Murray Horton has been fighting the good fight on the left of New Zealand politics for nearly fifty years. On Saturday, 27 January 2018, outside the Waihopai Spy Base, he and his comrades will launch the Aotearoa Independence Movement. Its time for this country to pull the plug, to finish the business started in the 1980s which saw NZ both nuclear free and out of ANZUS; and to break the chains military, intelligence, economic and cultural that continue to bind us to the American Empire.

MURRAY HORTON really is the last of the Mohicans. I know this because, at one time, I was a member of his tribe. For fourteen years I was the editor and publisher of a left-of-centre periodical, NZ Political Review. Alas, it has been nearly thirteen years since the final issue of that publication appeared on the newsstands. In 2018, the title of the last man standing in left-wing publishing belongs, unquestionably, to Murray Horton.

It was not always so. Thirty-five years ago, there were at least a dozen left-wing periodicals published in New Zealand. From the independent, left social-democratic, NZ Monthly Review, to the Workers Communist Leagues newspaper, Unity, political parties and activist groups to the left of the Labour Party maintained a lively presence on the New Zealand media stage.

Thirty-five years on, only Murray Hortons Foreign Control Watchdog remains. Officially, the journal of the Christchurch-based Campaign Against Foreign Control in Aotearoa (CAFCA), the Watchdogoffers the last substantial paper and ink forum for left-wing commentary and analysis on the vexed question: Who owns New Zealand and why?

Since the first appearance of Watchdog in the mid-1970s, however, the answer to that question has been the same. New Zealanders control less and less of their own country for the very simple reason that they keep selling off large chunks of it to fore...

19:05

Donald Trumps Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 blacks

Two new polls show President Donald Trumps rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.

The growing support from blacks despite furious Democratic claims of racism could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his Buy American, Hire American policies.

Among black men, Trumps 2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share, admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. 23 percent of black men approved of Trumps performance versus 11 percent of black women, said the article.

That score averages out to 17 percent, or twice the 8 percent score he was given in the 2016 exit polls.

In November 2016, Trump got 13 percent support among black men and 4 percent support among black women, according to the exit polls. That very low support was critical to his victory in the Democrats now-demolished Blue Wall states.

The poll was a cumulative analysis of 605,172 interviews SurveyMonkey conducted with Americans in 2017, according to the Atlantic.

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...

19:04

Would Dr. King Take a Knee? 6 Ways His Radical Spirit Lives Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This Monday, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If he hadn't been murdered, he would be 89 years old. How would Dr. King view today's activists? Would he join them to walk picket lines for a higher minimum wage, or take a knee as the national anthem is played?

19:02

Possible nova in southern Constellation Musca "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Following the posting on the Central Bureau's Transient Object Confirmation Page about a possible Nova in Musca (TOCP Designation: PNV J11261220-6531086) we performed some follow-up of this object through a TEL 0.50-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD + focal reducer from MPC Code Q62 (iTelescope Observatory, Siding Spring). On images taken on January 15.57, 2018 we can confirm the presence of an optical counterpart with R-filtered CCD magnitude ~6.3 at coordinates: R.A. = 11 26 14.95, Decl.= -65 31 24.1 (equinox 2000.0; Gaia DR1 catalogue reference stars). This transient has been reported to CBAT/TOCP by Rob Kaufman, Bright, Victoria, Australia. Discovery image (taken with Canon 650D & 55mm lens) is available here. He also posted a low-resolution spectrum that "shows strong hydrogen emissions as well as FeII lines": Below you can see our confirmation image (single 30-sec exposure through a 0.43-m f/6.8 reflector + CCD), click on it for a bigger version:

19:02

Genes are not a justification for racism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Colquhoun opines on that disgraceful eugenics conference at UCL. Its all good, but I just want to single out this part, with its useful links:

Recently some peope have demanded that the names of Galton and Pearson should be expunged from UCL.

There would be a case for that if their 19th century ideas were still celebrated, just as there is a case for removing statues that celebrate confederate generals in the southern USA.  Their ideas about measurement and statistics are justly celebrated. But their ideas about eugenics are not celebrated.

On the contrary, it is modern genetics, done in part by people in the Galton lab, that has shown the wrongness of 19th century views on race. If you want to know the current views of the Galtan lab, try these.  They could not be further from Thompsons secretive pseudoscience.

Steve Jones 2015 lecture Nature, nurture or neither: the view from the genes,

or A matter of life and death: To condemn the study of complex genetic issues as eugenics is to wriggle out of an essential debate".

Or check the writing of UCL alumnus, Adam Rutherford: Why race is not a thing, according to genetics,

or, from Rutherfords 2017 article

Weve known for many years that genetics has profoundly undermined the concept of race

more and more these days, racists and neo-Nazis are turning to consumer genetics to attempt to prove their racial purity and superiority. They fail, and will always fail, because no one is pure anything.

the science that Galton founded in order to demonstrate racial hierarchies had done precisely the opposite

Or read this terrific account of current views by Jacob A Tennessen Consider the armadill...

19:02

Brighton SolFed stands up to Youngs letting agency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last weekend Brigthton Solidarity Federation organised a protest against Youngs letting agency and in support of tenant facing a revenge eviction. The emergency action follows recent decision of a landlord of one of the properties managed by Youngs to evict a tenant after he asked for essential repairs of his home, and to be remunerated

19:01

Spectre and Meltdown: How Cache Works "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The year so far has been filled with news of Spectre and Meltdown. These exploits take advantage of features like speculative execution, and memory access timing. What they have in common is the fact that all modern processors use cache to access memory faster. Weve all heard of cache, but what exactly is it, and how does it allow our computers to run faster?

In the simplest terms, cache is a fast memory. Computers have two storage systems: primary storage (RAM) and secondary storage (Hard Disk, SSD). From the processors point of view, loading data or instructions from RAM is slow the CPU has to wait and do nothing for 100 cycles or more while the data is loaded. Loading from disk is even slower; millions of cycles are wasted. Cache is a small amount of very fast memory which is used to hold commonly accessed data and instructions. This means the processor only has to wait for the cache to be loaded once. After that, the data is accessible with no waiting.

A common (though aging) analogy for cache uses books to represent data: If you needed a specific book to look up an important piece of information, you would first check the books on your desk (cache memory). If your book isnt there, youd then go to the books on your shelves (RAM). If that search turned up empty, youd head over to the local library (Hard Drive) and check out the book. Once back home, you would keep the book on your desk for quick reference not immediately return it to the library shelves. This is how cache reading works.

...

19:00

OnePlus Sites Payment System Reportedly Hacked to Steal Credit Card Details "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This year's first bad news for OnePlus usersa large number of OnePlus customers are reporting of fraudulent credit card transactions after buying products from the Chinese smartphone manufacturer's official online store. The claim initially surfaced on the OnePlus support forum over the weekend from a customer who said that two of his credit cards used on the company's official website was

19:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

No man who really is a man ever cared for the easy task. There is no enjoyment in the game that is easily won. It is that in which you have to strain every muscle and sinew to achieve victory that provides real joy.  Eric Liddell  who was born on this day in 1902.

19:00

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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19:00

Analog Equivalent Rights (9/21): When the government knows what news you read, in what order, and for how long "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Privacy:Our analog parents had the ability to read news anonymously, however they wanted, wherever they wanted, and whenever they wanted. For our digital children, a government agent might as well be looking over their shoulder: the government knows what news sources they read, what articles, for how long, and in what order.

For our analog parents, reading the news was an affair the government had no part of, or indeed had any business being part of. Our analog parents bought a morning newspaper with a few coins on the street corner, brought it somewhere quiet where they had a few minutes to spare, and started reading without anybody interfering.

When our digital children read the news, the government doesnt just know what news source they choose to read, but also what specific articles they read from that news source, in what order, and for how long. So do several commercial actors. There are at least three grave issues with this.

The first is that since the government has this data, it will attempt to use this data. More specifically, it will attempt to use the data against the individual concerned, possibly in some sort of pre-crime scheme. We know this that since all data collected by a government will eventually be used against the people concerned, with mathematical certainty.

In an attention economy, data about what we pay attention to, how much, and for how long, are absolutely crucial predictive behaviors. And in the hands of a government which makes the crucial mistake of using it to predict pre-crime, the results can be disastrous for the individual and plain wrong for the government.

Of course, the instant the government uses this data in any way imaginable, positive or negative, it will become Heisenberg Metrics the act of using the data will shape the data itself. For example, if somebody in government decides that reading about frugality probably is an indicator of poverty, and so makes people more eligible for government handouts, then such a policy will immediately shape peoples behavior to read more about frugality. Heisenberg Metrics is when a metric cant b...

19:00

Governor appeals for boats & fuel as second Sepik volcano fires up "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Kadovar Island in eruption
Kadovar Island in eruption

KEITH JACKSON

NOOSA - The population of a second volcanic island in Papua New Guinea's Schouten Group is being evacuated as another volcano erupts.

But East Sepik Governor Allan Bird says his province is running out of fuel and does not have enough boats to manage the evacuation.

"At 1am I was informed that Biem island volcano, as we feared, is now also becoming active. Biem [also known as Bam] is now our priority because there are more than 3,000 people on that island, he said.

Some 1,500 people on nearby Kadovar Island had been moved to nearby Ruprup Island but these people must be moved again as Ruprup is also at risk from the surrounding volcanic activity which is intensifying.

I have requested the use of the South Sea Tuna vessel to immediately steam to Ruprup island and begin evacuating our people there, Governor Bird said.

We now have two volcanoes erupting concurrently. We are doing our best and deploying all our assets to this effort. I ask the entire nation to pray for mercy so that no life can be lost in this impending disaster and I thank everyone for their prayers.

We are running out of fuel and we don't have enough boats."

The Kadovar island volcano began emitting smoke and ash last week, prompting the evacuation of more than 500 people. But as eruptions became more violent, those who fled Kadovar had to be taken to the mainland.

Volcanologists said there are no confirmed records of a previous large-scale eruption on Kadovar.

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18:59

CNN Praises MLK for Being a Socialist Before It Was Cool "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CNN revealing itself. Via Free Beacon: A CNN piece published Monday heralded Martin Luther King Jr.s views on issues beyond civil rights, including his support for democratic socialism. CNNs John Blake wrote about Three ways MLK speaks to our time, published as a straight news article rather than an opinion piece. Blake wrote that on []

18:58

A Holt to impartial Breakfast TV? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

News tellers were again news stories yesterday. Hillary Barry is moving from one TV show to another. Whoop de do. The content of Breakfast and Seven Sharp is largely dictated by producers and their commercial interests. Presenters are more entertainment actors than anything. A more controversial show shift was also broadcast, ensuring pre-publicity for TVNZ. []

18:58

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Numb" -- January 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Indigenous leaders all signed off yesterday in Beijing. All pre-conditions met.

Militarys worldwide have successfully practiced release protocols several dozens of trial runs at the beta/beta level. Banks too.

They never know when its go time, but always they must stay ready. Sound familiar?

My current guess is they dont need 24 hours to process wave 1. More like 6-12 hours to redeem this ever dwindling Internet group and their 800# contact lists.

Apathy has driven levels down to almost nil after another holiday season/new year of non performance.

People lose hope and move on. Thats right where they want this community. Hopeless. Than bam!

Hence all the urgency release porn for all these years. So when the actual moment arrives, everyone is emotionally numb or worse totally indifferent.

All is well.

18:57

RAG RADIO: Roy Casagranda, Glenn Smith & Thorne Dreyer Survey Our Weird Political Landscape - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thorne Dreyers guests are Rag Radio political analysts Roy Casagranda and Glenn Smith. Its a high-energy, highly-informative, and quite rambunctious gallop through our ever-weirder political landscape. Of course we look at Donald Trump (who could miss him!) and the Bannon contretemps. Other topics include Michael Wolffs blockbuster book on Donald Trump, the reactions to it, and []

18:55

Pope Francis: Fears of mass migration are legitimate, migrants should respect the laws and culture of host countries "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a nuanced address Sunday for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis seemed to walk back earlier statements denouncing "xenophobia," acknowledging instead that fears associated with mass migration are logical and justifiable. "Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived will disturb the established order, will 'steal' something they have long laboured to build up," Francis said in a Mass celebrated with migrants and refugees living in Rome Sunday. "These fears are legitimate, based on doubts that are fully comprehensible from a human point of view." Whereas it is normal to experience these fears, the Pope said in his homily, it may be wrong to let them control our actions. "Having doubts and fears is not a sin," he said. "The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection. The sin is to refuse to encounter the other, the different, the neighbour, when this is in fact a privileged opportunity to encounter the Lord."

18:55

The Bottom 90%Drowning In The Money River "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The money river is the huge tsunami of investment capital sloshing around the globe, birthed by the historically-unprecedented money printing conducted by the worlds central banks over the past decade. Since 2008, theyve more than tripled their collective balance sheet.The $13+ trillion in new thin-air money issued to achieve this is truly staggering. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/01/no_author/drowning-in-the-money-river/  

18:54

Nigerian Army Has Succeeded In Keeping The Country United PDP Chairman, Secondus "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that the nations armed forces have succeeded in keeping the country united. Prince Secondus said in a statement released to mark the armed forces Remembrance Day, emphasised that Nigeria is standing as one country today due largely to the contributions of the armed forces to keep it United. The PDP boss noted the gallantry of Nigeria troops in containing the Boko Haram insurgency and the supreme sacrifice paid by federal troops and urged them to remain...

The post Nigerian Army Has Succeeded In Keeping The Country United PDP Chairman, Secondus appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:54

Court strikes out EFCC forfeiture application against Patience Jonathan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Fresh efforts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to re-impose a suspension order on the accounts of former First Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan and her relatives have suffered a setback as  Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court,Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday struck out an application of an interim forfeiture order brought before it by the anti-graft agency. The EFFCC had filed an application for interim order of forfeiture against the accounts of Mrs Jonathan and her siblings but her lawyers led by Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) opposed the application based on...

The post Court strikes out EFCC forfeiture application against Patience Jonathan appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:52

anarchism OR marxism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A recording of a talk given by Alan MacSimoin
An overview of the important links and differences that exist between anarchism and marxism.

18:50

Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria from Sputnik News Two Russian Syria-embedded journalists have put together a damning firsthand report on the true purpose of the secrecy-laden US military mission at At-Tanf, southern Syria....

The post Russian Journalists Blow Lid Off Alleged US Terrorist Training Network in Syria appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:50

15-Year-Old Black Student: MLK Would Be Proud of President Trump (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CJ Pearson, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, is gaining massive support online after presenting the case for why Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of President Donald Trump.

Pearson has been blogging about politics since he was just eight years old.

In the video, which has been viewed nearly 30,000 times, the passionate student argues that President Trump has done more for black folks in one year than Obama did in eight.

Under President Trump, black employment is at an all-time low. This is also a president who set his sights on saving inner cities across America, lowering the violent crime in these cities so that black babies arent scared to go play in the playground without the threat of being shot hanging over their head, Pearson began. Hes also focused on bringing jobs to these communities, bringing economic investments to these communities and bringing rising wages to these communities.

Something that President Obama never did in the entirety of his eight years in office, Pearson states.

The young student from Georgia, who comes from a Democratic family, goes on to credit the president for his work to save historically black colleges.

I would argue that President Trump has lead a presidency that Martin Luther King would be proud of and its kind of funny to say because everyone in the media and everyone on the left is hellbent on accusing this president of being a racist, a bigot and all these other baseless accusations that have no merit at all, Pearson asserts.

Pearson grows upset as he discusses accusations of Trump being racist, and fiercely defends the president.

I as a black teenager, I saw the devastation that liberal policies have had within the black community, I have seen the hurt th...

18:49

FAKE HATE: 11 Year-Old Muslim Girl Claimed Man Tried to Cut Her Hijab Admits She Lied "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Friday an 11 year-old Muslim girl in Toronto told authorities a man tried to cut her hijab on the way to school.

She lied.

After the story made national headlines in the CBC it was later discovered she made the whole thing up.
Fake Hate:

Via Mike Cernovich

The post FAKE HATE: 11 Year-Old Muslim Girl Claimed Man Tried to Cut Her Hijab Admits She Lied appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:49

How To Reduce EMF Exposure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Dr. Mercola

The negative effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) continue to ignite conversations and controversy worldwide. The most dangerous pollution affecting you is the invisible sea of EMFs your body swims in daily. You are exposed to EMFs all day long, not only in public but inside your home, too. Most of the radiation emits from cellphones, cell towers, computers, smart meters and Wi-Fi, to name just a few of the culprits.

While its nearly impossible to avoid EMF exposure completely, there are practical ways to limit it. Given the number of EMFs that bombard you all day long, getting educated about the negative effects of EMFs is imperative to your well-being. Particularly if you are dealing with a serious illness, it is well worth your time to reduce your EMF exposure as much as possible. If you have been told EMFs are safe and not a danger to humans, you may want to consider:

  • The telecommunication industry has manipulated federal regulatory agencies, public health authorities and professionals through powerful and sophisticated lobbying efforts leaving consumers confused and unaware of the health risks associated with EMFs
  • Any negative health effects from EMFs, similar to smoking, may not be immediately noticeable, but will likely develop gradually over time. Cell phones indeed are the cigarette public health threat of the 21st century.

What Are EMFs?

According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, EMFs are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power.1

Most agree on the hazards associated with ionizing radiation, which is why the dental hygienist covers you with a lead apron when taking X-rays. Similarly, you would expect to get sunburned if your bare skin is overexposed to the suns powerful UV rays. Ionizing radiation is generally believed to have enough energy to break the covalent bonds in DNA but actually most of the damage is due to the oxidative stress resulting in excessive free radicals.

The type of EMF your cellphone emits is in the microwave 2-5 gigahertz range. Besides y...

18:47

With Fireworks, Washington Returns to the Core Trump Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Presidents focus on immigration, trade and infrastructure is in line with his basejust as election year gets going

President Donald Trump spoke to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Jan. 14, 2018.
President Donald Trump spoke to reporters at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Jan. 14, 2018. PHOTO: NICHOLAS KAMM/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

Jan. 15, 2018 12:03 p.m. ET

If there were three signature Donald Trump issues during the 2016 presidential campaignones he stressed repeatedly at rallies and in debatesthey were immigration, trade and infrastructure.

And so far the Trump emphasis this year is onimmigration, trade and infrastructure.

That represents a significant turn in the Washington agenda for 2018, one little-noticed amid the controve...

18:46

Please, accommodate herdsmen, Buhari begs Benue leaders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

    President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Benue state leaders to accommodate their countrymen, in reference to the herdsmen residing in the state. According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari made the request when he met with Benue leaders in Abuja. The meeting was prompted by killings reportedly orchestrated by the herdsmen. The president also urged the leaders to exercise restraint in the matter. He assured that all the perpetrators of violence in the state will be made to face the wrath of the law. Your Excellency, the governor, and...

The post Please, accommodate herdsmen, Buhari begs Benue leaders appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:46

Benue residents: Herdsmen still here, even policemen fled when they saw them "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

  On the first day of 2018 when many were celebrating, suspected herdsmen invaded communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue, and not even children were spared. Although its been two weeks since the incident took place, locals say both LGAs are still being occupied by the perpetrators of the deadly attacks. The herdsmen are still there, and we cant just return, Fafa, one of the farmers displaced from a village in Guma, told TheCable. Fafa and his family had made a run for their lives the...

The post Benue residents: Herdsmen still here, even policemen fled when they saw them appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:44

Martin Luther King Jr.: The Drum Major Instinct "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dandelion Salad God didnt call America to do what shes doing in the world now. God didnt call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war as the war in Vietnam. And we are criminals in that war. Weve committed more war crimes almost than any nation in the world, and Im going to continue []

18:43

OnePlus denies checkout page hack amid credit card fraud reports "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Waqas

OnePlus, a Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone manufacturer has denied that

This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: OnePlus denies checkout page hack amid credit card fraud reports

18:42

Israeli "ethicist" says Ahed Tamimi should stay in prison because she might slap again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One month after she slapped a soldier in occupied Nabi Saleh, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi faces a final bail hearing today at court. Tamimi has been imprisoned since December 19 for the December 15 incident. The Israeli prosecution is trying to make Ahed Tamimi a terrorist. And now Israel's greatest ethical authority (not by me though), Professor Asa Kasher, has come to join the chorus. Yesterday, Kasher appeared as a commentator on Ahed's case. In news coverage for the Dutch NOS Journaal, he is seen viewing a video of her slap (see link from 7:47).

18:42

Syrian War Report January 15, 2018: Syrian Army Liberates Dozens Villages In Southwestern Aleppo - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

from SouthFront Russian forces eliminated a group of militants, which conducted the mortar attack on Hmeimim airbase on December 31, 2017, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on January 12. Russian forces used the 2K25 Krasnopol 152 mm laser-guided artillery munition to eliminate the group, according to the ministry. The ministry added that the Russian Main []

18:37

Navy Vet Told To Leave Hospital Over Cocaine Actually Needed Emergency Surgery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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U.S. Navy veteran Eric Walker was told to go home and take care of his cocaine addiction when he went to the emergency room at the Dorn Veterans Hospital in South Carolina over serious stomach pains.

It turns out 47-year-old Walker, who served in the Navy during the first Iraq War, had gall stones and gall bladder and pancreas disease. Hes now suing the Veterans Administration, The State reports.

When Walker first entered the emergency room in May 2015, medical staff at the Dorn VA apparently asked for a urine sample in response to complaints about stomach pain.

After an hour, staff told him he tested positive for cocaine and stated that his stomach pains were a direct result of ingesting multiple illegal drugs, in particular, excessive cocaine, notes a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Columbia.

Moreover, Walker says staff told him to head home and get rid of his cocaine addiction.

Walkers condition got worse and after a few days, his neighbor had to drive him to Lexington Medical Center, where his attorney Todd Lyle said Walker was promptly diagnosed and rushed to emergency surgery for gall stones and disease of the gall bladder and pancreas.

Walker recovered from the surgery, and now hes seeking damages from the VA to recover costs from his treatment at Lexington and for pain and suffering. His lawsuit claims his urine was switched with someone elses at the hospital, and was the reason for the cocaine abuse misdiagnosis.

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18:37

New dinosaur species with hummingbird colours "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 15 January 2018 video is called New rainbow dinosaurs might have sparkled like a hummingbird.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Newly discovered rainbow dinosaur had shiny, colourful feathers like a hummingbird

Microscopic analysis of 160 million-year-old fossil suggests prehistoric reptile had iridescent plumage similar to that found in some modern bird species

Josh Gabbatiss, Science Correspondent

A duck-sized dinosaur found in China had a head and chest covered in shiny feathers similar to those seen on hummingbirds.

The creature has been named Caihong juji, meaning rainbow with the big crest in Mandarin.

When palaeontologists analysed a fossil of the dinosaur, first discovered by a farmer in north-eastern China, they found evidence of brightly-coloured plumage.

Iridescent feathers, which are found on some modern bird species, have a metallic sheen and change colour when viewed from different angles, giving them a rainbow-like appearance.

When you look at the fossil record, you normally only see hard parts like bone, but every once in a while soft parts like feathers are preserved and you get a glimpse into the past, said Dr Chad Eliason, a bird researcher at The Field Museum in Chicago and one of the authors of the paper describing the dinosaur.

The preservation of this dinosaur is incredible; we were really excited when we realised the level of detail we were able to see on the feathers.

Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications.

When Dr Eliason and his colleagues examined the preserved feathers under a microscope, they could see tiny imprints of cells called melanosomes.

Melanosomes are the cells that contain pigment and give animals their colour.

At around 160 million-years-old, the pigment in the cells had long since degraded, but the scientists were able to determine the...

18:35

Rand Paul Reveals What Trump Did For Haiti "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rand Paul: Trump isn't prejudiced against Haiti because he "was a large financial backer" of my medical mission trips there. pic.twitter.com/M16arfUHng Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 14, 2018 But let not facts get in the way. Trump was a white ally for 30 years. But that got forgotten once he ran against Democrats. Via []

18:32

CDC Doctor: Disastrous Flu Shot Is Causing Deadly Flu Outbreak "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A CDC doctor has warned this years disastrous flu shot may be responsible for the deadly flu epidemic sweeping the country. Some of the patients Ive administered the flu shot to this year have died, the [...]

18:32

Haiti School Massacre: U.N.-Backed Police Force killings have been entirely ignored. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At 5 o'clock on the morning of November 13, more than 200 Haitian police officers raided the Grand Ravine area of Port-au-Prince. There was a series of loud explosions, followed by gunfire. For the next six hours, the commotion didn't stop. The neighborhood was under siege. What had started as an anti-gang operation in a poor and largely forgotten neighborhood - in a poor and largely forgotten country - ended in the summary execution of innocent civilians on a school campus. The police officers were working with the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti. It was launched in October, a reboot of a previous mission that had begun in 2004, when thousands of U.N. troops were sent to Haiti following a coup d'etat, tasked in part with restoring stability and reinforcing national police capacities.

18:30

How to get new activists to stay engaged for the long haul "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

by Eileen Flanagan

Earth Quaker Action Team members embracing at the end of the 100-mile Walk for Green Jobs and Justice in May 2017. (EQAT / Kaytee Ray-Riek)

After a year of working with people newly mobilized by the 2016 election, one organizing lesson feels particularly clear: People need to feel part of a community that is making change in order to stay engaged for the long haul. This realization may not be surprising, but it has practical implications for organizations and movements that want to grow especially when outrage at the Trump presidency is still high, but the initial wave of protest has subsided.

The heightened need for community became immediately clear after Trumps election. To help focus the many people desperate to do something useful, I decided to offer a month-long course through the online platform Zoom. Independent of any organization, and not knowing who would show up, I posted the idea on Facebook and soon had 180 people in the first round. I offered some basic social change theory, inspiring stories from the past, and a chance for participants to discuss their own concerns through the magic of Zooms small group function.

The first participants expressed huge relief at being part of a group, particularly one that included like-minded people from every region of the United States. Several asked how to find a group in their own area, and in hindsight I should have given more attention to this issue, which I had assumed would be easy to solve with a Google search. For many, it wasnt that easy. After teaching six online courses (the next one on How to Build a Nonviolent Direct Action Campaign starts January 15) Im convinced that finding a group where they felt both included and effective has been a key difference between the students who have engaged in meaningful, ongoing activist work and those who havent.

I might have predicted this from my own experience. For many years, especially when my children were young, I attended the occasional anti-war protest. Most often, I felt invisible at a gathering where no one bothered to say hello to me let...

200 Muslim migrants storm Spanish border, attack police to claim EU asylum "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

What is the likelihood that these 200 migrants will become loyal, stable, productive members of European society? Nonetheless, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is bent on ensuring that Europe continue its suicide: We are not so in agreement as regards internal solidarity on the migration issue. In most areas, if not all areas, we show solidarity, []

18:30

On Dissent In 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The last few years in this country have been in so many ways years of dissent. While they may not have held the largest protests in our countrys short history, they are... The post On Dissent In 2018 appeared first on disinformation.

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18:30

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!(?) What Happened in Hawaii? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!(?) What Happened in Hawaii? Video James Corbett So with false ballistic missile alerts causing panic and disruption across the state, everyone is left asking What the hell just happened in Hawaii? A simple...

The post THIS IS NOT A DRILL!(?) What Happened in Hawaii? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:29

New Protest Album By Keegan McInroe Takes On War, Surveillance, GMOs, War On Drugs, And More "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Brandon Turbeville Keegan McInroe just released a brilliant protest album and, chances are, youve never heard of it. During the course of about half...

18:29

(Video) Sources Reveal Imminent False-Flag Terror Attacks in China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Jan 14, 2018

This is an urgent news announcement by Newsbud, based on information received from carefully vetted sources both inside and outside the United States.

Radical Cleric Gulens Network, CIAs long-term proxy for Gladio B false flag terror operations, has issued an action order to its top operatives (aka senior lieutenants) in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Latvia. These operatives are to act as agent provocateurs- to create violence and terror incidents to be blamed on Uyghurs, an ethnic minority in Chinas Xinjiang region, and by doing so, incite the Chinese government to respond with force.

As a leading independent media organization Newsbud is releasing and disseminating this urgent announcement now in an attempt to help prevent further terror incidents and carnage. Please do your share and help us disseminate this information.

18:28

ICE Recruiting Veterans To Hunt Pedophiles And Rescue Children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ICE has been commissioned to recruit and train veterans to hunt pedophiles and rescue children from the child trafficking epidemic sweeping the nation. The program, known as HERO (Human Exploitation Rescue Operation) is a program developed [...]

18:28

WATCH LIVE: Vin Armani Show Joined by Free State Project and Adam Kokesh "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Vin Armani Watch livestream TODAY at 1pm EST (10am PST). Our guests this week on The Vin Armani Show are Rachel Goldsmith, the new...

18:28

Qatari fighter jets have intercepted a civilian aircraft for the second time claims UAE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Authorities in the UAE have claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted a second civilian passenger plane Monday, despite vehement denials of the initial incident by a spokesperson for Qatar's Foreign Ministry. The claims pertained to an Emirati civilian plane en route to Bahrain, with the UAE alleging it was in direct contravention of international law. Several hours later, allegations of a second incident near Manama airport were made in the Emirati media, citing the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority. The UAE's Civil Aviation Authority described the second incident as "a renewed breach of international laws and conventions, and a flagrant and serious threat to the safety of civil aviation" reports news agency BNA. The UAE's two major airlines have so far declined to comment on the alleged incidents AP reports.

18:27

Oxford University: Satanism Fastest Growing Religion In America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Satanism is now the fastest growing religion in the United States, according to British researcher Dr. James Phillips, who warns chances are now as high as one in 10 that the guy next door is [...]

18:27

Cop not charged after smashing handcuffed woman's face to the floor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last July, Tiffany McNeil would walk into the Branch County Jail only to leave in a stretcher moments later after being brutally assaulted by a police officer and knocked unconscious while she was handcuffed. That police officer was identified in a report by TFTP last month as Coldwater police officer Lewis Eastmead and now it appears the department is letting him quietly slip away with no punishment. As is the case so many times, officers who are facing potential punishment for crimes committed while on duty, they are allowed to quietly resign and become gypsy cops only to be hired at another department down the road. While we cannot confirm that is the case in Coldwater, it appears from the department's tight-lipped statement that it is highly probable. As WTVB reported this week, Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker said in a two sentence statement on Friday night that Lewis Eastmead was no longer employed by the City of Coldwater. He did not say if Eastmead was terminated or if he resigned. All Baker said was that Eastmead was no longer employed by the city as of January 12th, 2018 and that as a result of ongoing litigation, no further comment will be made at this time, reported the WTVB.

18:27

Rocket Lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul, No Casualties Reported "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There is no clarity yet if the Indian embassy, located in a high-security diplomatic zone, was the target of the attack.

The Indian embassy in Kabul. Credit: India in Afghanistan (Embassy of India, Kabul)/Facebook

The Indian embassy in Kabul. Credit: India in Afghanistan (Embassy of India, Kabul)/Facebook

New Delhi: A rocket landed in the Indian embassy premises in Kabul, causing minor damage to a structure, but all the mission staff were safe, the external affairs ministry said tonight.

Sushma Swaraj, the minister for external affairs, tweeted:

The ministrys spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said that there was no fire and that no casualties had been reported.

A rocket landed in the premises of our Embassy in Kabul a while ago causing minor damage to a structure a...

18:26

Russian FM Lavrov: US-made missile system deployed in Japan could be used offensively and controlled by Washington "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US-made Aegis missile-defense system deployed in Japan could be used for offensive purposes and fall under full control of Washington, the Russian foreign minister warns. The deployment of the American Aegis Combat System, designed to provide defense against short to intermediate-range ballistic missiles, casts a shadow over Russia-Japan relations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during his annual Q&A on Monday. Moscow has serious concerns over its purpose and who will be behind the operational control of the missile system in Japan. Despite Tokyo's assertions, Moscow remains unconvinced. "We have data that the system that will be deployed in Japan is based on universal launchers, which can use assault weapons," the foreign minister stated. He added that Washington has never given control over its weapons to the country of deployment and this time will be no exception.

18:25

Netanyahu: Abbas helping Israel with anti-Semitic, anti-Trump rant "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Israeli leader says PA showing true face by rejecting Washington; says he warned Europeans it was their last chance to fix the Iran nuclear deal
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara pay a floral tribute at the grave of Mahatama Gandhi in New Delhi, India on January 15, 2018. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara pay a floral tribute at the grave of Mahatama Gandhi in New Delhi, India on January 15, 2018. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

NEW DELHI, India Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is serving Israels interests by lashing out against Washington and against a Jewish connection to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, a day after the Palestinian leader angrily rejected US President Donald Trumps approach to the Middle East peace process.

He exposed what we have been saying all the time, that the root of the conflict is the basic refusal to recognize a Jewish state in any borders, Netanyahu said from New Delhi, where he is on an official state visit, adding that the Palestinians would find no mediator to replace the Americans.

Abbass speech Sunday night was filled with  perceived anti-Semitic comments, including denials of a Jewish connection to the Land of Israel. He went so far as to imply that European Jews during the Holocaust chose to undergo murder and slaughter rather than emigrate to British-held Palestine, and alleged that the State of Israels first prime minister David Ben-Gurion imported Jews from Yemen and Iraq to the country against their will.

The Palestinian leader further asserted that the State of Israel was formed as a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism to safeguard European interests.

Netanyahu was speaking hours after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Nare...

18:24

Record Heat in Western Washington and Oregon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Tuesday Update:  Monday's highs are shown below.  Lots of 60s, including mid to upper 60s on the western slopes of the Cascades and Olympics.  Even a few 70s in favored spots.  Daily records broken at Seattle, Quillayute, Hoquiam and a few other locations.   But places in which the fog held in (southern Sound), remained cooler.


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Daily high temperature records were broken yesterday and more will fall today. Sea-Tac got to 58F (old record was 56F) and Hoquiam to 56F (old record of 55).


Yesterday's high temperatures got into the mid-50s all over the region yesterday, with some locations even rising into the mid-60s (only the highs above 54F are shown below).


The temperature this morning at 925 hPa (about 2700 ft)--16.4 C--was a record for the date and we have a strong offshore pressure difference this morning (much higher in eastern WA) that will produce offshore (easterly) flow and substantial downslope warming over the western slopes of the Cascades.  Mid-fifties will be commonplace and some locations downstream of terrain will get into the 60s.

Let me show you the latest UW WRF forecasts for surface (2-meter) air temperature--the details are fascinating.  Red indic...

18:23

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is very significant! Courtesy of JB. Bill Japanese Purchases Of US Treasurys Tumble January 14, 2018 In the last days of 2017, we showed something surprising: as a result of suddenly exploding USDJPY funding costs, there had never been a worse time for Japanese investors, traditionally some of the most ravenous purchasers of US... Read more

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18:22

The Law Givers: Q & A (R2) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

CJ IGE OCT TML TWM FIRE-EARTH Conference: Meet The Law Givers Q & A 011502 [FIRE-EARTH Tribunal in Absentia for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Crimes Against Nature, Rape, Pillage and Plunder (RPP) of Planet Earth.] Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, FORECASTS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via []

18:22

This Neural Network Built by Japanese Researchers Can Read Minds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The new technique, dubbed deep image reconstruction, moves beyond binary pixels, giving researchers the ability to decode images that have multiple layers of color and structure.

18:22

Stealing everyday items "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I have written before about how people are often treated severely for the most petty of crimes, such as shoplifting a toothbrush or a single 12-oz can of beer. There was even the tragic case of the manager of a drug store chasing and catching someone who stole a tube of toothpaste and in the process of subduing him, the man was strangled by the manager and bystanders.

Then recently I came across this police report from the campus police of my university. A student reported that while walking on Juniper Road at the above address he was tackled from behind by the below described suspect who fled with the victims personal pizza. The description was that of a Male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, 18-20 years old and approximately 510 nothing further.

A personal pizza? What would make someone risk being put in jail for stealing a meager single meal? Did the do it for a lark? Or was he so hungry that he felt he had to take the chance?

In one case in North Carolina, police were called in to catch a woman who had stolen $36 worth of food from a supermarket. When the police went to her home, they found the fridge bare and learned that the woman and her child had been without food for three days and that she had stolen the food because her child was hungry. While the woman was appearing before the magistrate, the police officers and their colleagues collected money to buy food for them. The woman has been charged with theft (I assume the supermarket did not choose to drop the charges) and is now awaiting a court date.

There is something wrong about a society where people feel the need to steal such basic everyday items of personal hygiene such as a toothbrush or toothpaste or a small amount of food.

And then there are the thefts that are mystifying, at least to me.

Willoughby police are looking for four men in connection with the theft of a baby bird that will die without proper care. A baby pineapple green-cheek conure was stolen about noon Saturday from the Pet Paradise store on Euclid Avenue, near the intersection with East 355th Street, Willoughby police said in a post on its Facebook page. Authorities say three men in their 20s and one older man went into the store. Three of the men distracted a clerk while the fourth took the bird. The baby bird must be hand-fed or it will die, police said. Anyone with information on the theft or where the bird might be should contact Willoughby police at 440-953-4212.

I had never heard of a conure bird before but assumed it is an exotic species. It turns out that it is a kind of parakeet and the cost o...

18:21

Casino Shuttle Boat Catches Fire in Florida "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Numerous people jumped over 10 feet into cold water when their shuttle boat caught fire, on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. It was carrying them off the Florida Gulf Coast to a casino. All 50 passengers made it to safety. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. ET. The shuttle boat was en-route to the Tropical Breeze []

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18:20

Biomechanical Robotic Stingray Created "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UCLA Bioengineering leads development of stingray-inspired soft biobot

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The study [DOI: 10.1002/adma.201704189] [DX] was published in Advanced Materials.

The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins that start at the head and end at the base of their tail, makes them ideal to model bio-electromechanical systems on.

The 10-millimeter long robot is made up of four layers: tissue composed of live heart cells, two distinct types of specialized biomaterials for structural support, and flexible electrodes. Imitating nature, the robotic stingray is even able to "flap" its fins when the electrodes contract the heart cells on the biomaterial scaffold.


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18:19

Lavrov states it plainly: Trump administration fears competition in the international arena "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The current administration is afraid of competition in the international arena in a number of directions, and behaves tougher than the Obama administration, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. "It seems to me that despite President Trump's line during the election campaign, this legacy, unfortunately, has been preserved in the actions of the current US administration, becoming even more saturated, more assertive in some ways, and there is a fear of fair competition in a number of areas: energy, gas supplies to Europe," Lavrov said.

18:17

The Public Domain Starts Growing Again Next Year, and Its About Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.

One major rationale for copyright is supposedly that, by giving an exclusive set of rights to artists for their work, we incentivize creativity by making it possible for artists to benefit from releasing works to the public. But copyright protection is supposed to be limited, and once it expires, a work enters the public domain, where anyone can use it.

Writers, filmmakers, musicians, and artists wear their influences on their sleeves, and whole branches of critique is devoted to teasing them out. Its not new. The Aeneid was Virgil playing in the universe of Homer. Recently, and infamously, Fifty Shades of Grey was originally a piece of Twilight fanfiction. The Internet speaks in the language of pop culture: GIFs, mashups, retellings, fan fictionall find life on the Internet.....

18:15

Cops Raid Park, Arrest a Dozen People, Including a ChildFor Helping the Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Matt Agorist El Cajon, CA In spite of the myriad stories over the years, in which police and governments across the United States...

18:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The word for today is apopemptic (adj) Relating to departure, valedictory. (noun) A parting address or farewell hymn. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The English apopemptic is a straightforward borrowing of the Greek adjective apopemptiks, pertaining to dismissal, valedictory, a derivative of the adverb and preposition ap- off, away and the []

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18:14

Newsbud sources: Gulen network planning false-flag attacks in China "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is an urgent news announcement by Newsbud, based on information received from carefully vetted sources both inside and outside the United States. Radical Cleric Gulen's Network, CIA's long-term proxy for Gladio B false flag terror operations, has issued an action order to its top operatives (aka senior lieutenants) in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Latvia. These operatives are to act as agent provocateurs - to create violence and terror incidents to be blamed on Uyghurs, an ethnic minority in China's Xinjiang region, and by doing so, incite the Chinese government to respond with force. As a leading independent media organization Newsbud is releasing and disseminating this urgent announcement now in an attempt to help prevent further terror incidents and carnage. Please do your share and help us disseminate this information.

18:13

Twitter caught creating virtual profiles on users, employees admit to viewing private DMs, sex pics, vids, report says "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Newly leaked undercover footage of Twitter engineers and employees reveals Twitter is acting like Big Brother, reading your DMs, creating virtual profiles

(INTELLIHUB) Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter employees and engineers admitting that the social media giant is building virtual profiles on users by reading their direct messages and viewing private pictures.

The bombshell footage exposes four current Twitter software engineers: Conrado Miranda, Clay Haynes, Pranay Singh, and Mihai Alexandru Florea.

You can watch the full report in the video above.

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18:13

To the 94% Who Dont Believe the Media, Who Told You Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Are The Most Admired Persons? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To the 94% Who Don't Believe the Media, Who Told You Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Are The Most Admired Persons

[image: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

Breitbart recently reported that former President Barack Obama took the title of Most Admired Man for the tenth consecutive year in a row, and former first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is the Most Admired Woman for the 15th consecutive year in a row, according to a Gallup poll.

This is clearly nothing short of propaganda.

propaganda

prpand/

noun

derogatory

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

Propaganda, in this case, is an attempt to cause the readers to believe that they have the support of the masses, which they do not.

Remember their tactics America:

Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals, p. 126

The truth of the matter is that the headline should have stated, Barack Hussein Obama (Soetoro Sobarkah), the Most Despised Man in America, and Hillary Clinton, the Most Despised Woman in America.

 

First of all, there is Barack Hussein Obama, the person with 47 different Social Securi...

18:12

Samantha Power Threw an Election Night Party for the Other Female U.N. Ambassadors Expecting a Clinton Victory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Surprise! Via Free Beacon: Samantha Power threw a 2016 election-night party for the other 37 female United Nations ambassadors expecting to see Hillary Clinton elected the first female U.S. president, only for the bash to end in despair, she revealed in a new interview. Ive had a lot of bad ideas in my life, but []

18:11

Say what? MSNBC host Chris Matthews makes bizarre joke about Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized after a clip came to light of his making a joke about Hillary Clinton before interviewing her for his show. Here's the video of his bizarre joke: Here's what he said: "Can I have some of the queen's waters? Precious waters?" he asked his staffers as they prepared for her interview in Iowa during the 2016 Democratic primary. "Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" he says, laughing at his own joke. Bill Cosby was accused by dozens of women of sexual assault, many of whom said he drugged them and sexually assaulted them when they were unconscious or barely conscious. Matthews hinted that he wanted a "Bill Cosby pill" to drug Clinton.

18:10

Sanctions, Subversion, and Color Revolutions: US Meddling in Cambodian Elections "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

After a nearly year-long marathon of daily, acrimonious accusations against Moscow for alleged, yet-to-be proven interference in the 2016 US presidential elections, Washington finds itself increasingly mired in its own hypocrisy openly and eagerly pursing the very sort of interference abroad in multiple nations regarding elections and internal political affairs it has accused Russia of.

A particularly acute example of this is Cambodia where recently, the government has begun uprooting and expelling US State Department-funded fronts and media organizations as well as arresting members of the US-backed opposition party while disbanding the party itself for interfering in preparations for upcoming elections.

The New York Times in its August article, Cambodia Orders Expulsion of Foreign Staff Members With American Nonprofit, would claim:

Cambodias Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday ordered foreign staff members of an American nonprofit that gets support from the United States government to leave the country within a week, part of an apparent attempt to silence opposition voices before national elections next year.

The NYT would elaborate, reporting:

The nonprofit, the National Democratic Institute [a subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)], is loosely affiliated with the Democratic Party in the United States, and has provided training to various Cambodian political parties, including those from the opposition. Local news media organizations with ties to Mr. Hun Sens party have accused the nonprofit of conspiring against him.

Unsurprisingly, the NYT attempts to portray Cambodias uprooting of US government-funded fronts, media, and opposition directly and openly manipulating its political affairs as undemocratic. Such a narrative concurrently takes shape in the NYTs pages side-by-side an entire section titled, ...

18:10

Martin Luther King Day Still a Dark Day In Our Nation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Martin Luther King Day Still a Dark Day In Our Nation by Jesse Jesses Crossroads Cafe O Jerusalem, Jerusalem. You who murder your prophets, and abuse those whom God has sent as messengers to you.   How often I...

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18:09

The Netanyahu Familys Corruption "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Opinion No, I dont want to write about the affair of Yair Netanyahu. I refuse adamantly. No force in the world will compel me to do so.

Yet here I am, writing about Yair, damn it. Cant resist.

And perhaps it is really more than a matter of gossip. Perhaps it is something that we cannot ignore.

It is all about a conversation between three young men in a car, some two years ago.

One of the young men was Yair, the eldest of the two sons of the Prime Minister.

Yair is named after the leader of the Stern Gang, whose real name was Abraham Stern. The original Yair split from the Irgun underground in 1940, when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany. While the Irgun stopped its actions against the British government for the time being, Stern demanded the very opposite: exploit the moment in order to get the British out of Palestine. He was shot by the British police.

The modern Yair and his two friends were on a drunken tour of Tel Aviv striptease joints, an appellation which often seems to be a polite way of describing a brothel.

Somebody took the trouble to record the conversation of the young men the sons of the Prime Minister and two of the richest tycoons in the country.

This recording has now surfaced. Since the publication, hardly anyone in Israel is talking about anything else.

According to the recording, Yair demanded from of his friend, Nir Maimon, 400 shekels (about 100 dollars), in order to visit a prostitute. When the friend refused, Yair exclaimed: My father gave your father a concession worth a billion dollars, and you refuse to give me 400 shekels?

The concession in question concerns the rich gas fields out in the sea near Israels shores.


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18:08

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Greyerz Governments And Central Banks Are About To Totally Lose Control, Ushering In $10,000 Gold, $667 Silver And Global Panic January 14, 2018 As we continue to kickoff the new year, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE and historic moves in currencies, warned King World News that governments... Read more

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18:08

There is no "Free Syrian Army", there is only Al-Qaeda - an overview "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A brief overview of collaboration between the US-backed Free Syrian Army and al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front. Among Syria commentators in the West, both left and mainstream, it is commonly claimed that the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad has attempted to crush the supposedly moderate, secular rebels of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), while at the same time deliberately supporting extremist rebel groups in order to "Islamize" the Syrian rebellion and to convince the West the Syrian government is really fighting terrorism. It is argued that if Assad could claim his government was fighting al-Qaeda terrorists, rather than secular freedom fighters struggling for democracy, this would force the US and other Western powers to end their support for the Syrian rebels trying to topple the Syrian government, and to instead embrace Assad as a partner with the West in the so-called War on Terror. A closer review of events in Syria shows the opposite, however, namely that it is the US-backed FSA-branded Syrian rebel groups that have consistently collaborated with and fought alongside al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, as well as alongside other Salafi-Jihadi rebel groups, namely Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam, and at times even alongside the Islamic State (ISIS).

18:07

Palestinian President Calls Trump Peace Offer Slap of the Century "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Abbas denounces Trumps Middle East policies, recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital.

(MEE)  Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trumps peace efforts as the slap of the century at a key meeting on Sunday on the White Houses declaration of Jerusalem as Israels capital.

In a wide-ranging two-hour speech, Abbas reiterated he would not accept the Trump administration as a mediator in peace talks with Israel and called for an internationally led process.

He also accused Israel through its actions of ending the 1994 Oslo peace accords that form the basis of its Palestinian relations, saying the Palestinians would study all strategies for responding to it.

Beyond that, Abbas attacked the US ambassadors to Israel and the United Nations, David Friedman and Nikki Haley, calling them a disgrace.

Both Trump appointees have been strong supporters of Israel, with Friedman having backed Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is a settler who is opposed to the term occupation. He is an offensive human being, and I will not agree to meet with him anywhere, Abbas said.

We said no to Trump, we will not accept your project, Abbas said at the start of a key meeting of Palestinian leaders on how to face Trumps declaration.

The deal of the century is the slap of the century and we will not accept it, he added, referring to Trumps pledge to reach the ultimate deal Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Abbas made his comments at the opening ceremony of the meeting taking place in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday and Monday in a marathon speech that lasted about two hours.

The meeting was called in the wake of Trumps 6 December declaration on Jerusalem that deeply angered the Palestinians.

Abbas had previously said the US could no longer play any role in the Middle East peace process after Trumps move.

We Will Not Accept American Leadership

On Sunday, he said the Palestinians were calli...

18:07

18 Mental Health Red Flags That Mean It Is Time to Seek Help "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

There are people dealing with mental illnesses across the globe, some diagnosed and others unaware. About 42.5 million adults here in the United States suffer from some kind of mental illness.

If you are someone who feels there may be something going on with your mental health you should take the time to go see someone about it. Your issues will never go away if there is something underlying causing them. Below you will find a list of things that should be seen as red flags when it comes to whether or not your mental health is in danger. You can work through just about anything with the right treatment, there is always hope.

As I mentioned earlier, many people suffer from different kinds of mental illnesses, so you are never alone in this. While it is not widely talked about just yet it is still a very real issue. There is nothing wrong with taking the necessary steps to get the help you need.

18 Signs You Need to Put Yourself First and Get Your Mental Health Checked Out:

1. You experience strong feelings of anger that will not go away.

Anger is a strong feeling but it is also one that we must work through. Being pissed off 24/7 is not healthy. There has to be something driving this anger.

2. You become socially withdrawn.

There are lots of different mental illnesses and most of them tend to cut us off from the people around us. We stop wanting to go out and do things. We become a shell of who we once were.

3. You are experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Suicidal thoughts are always cause for alarm. If you are thinking about killing yourself and really considering it please dont. Get the help that you need, if you are not sure where to start you can call or text the suicide hotline and speak with someone who will be able to point you in the right direction.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 from anywhere in the US.

4. You are experiencing excessive fear or worries.

Anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and other things of the sort are not fun to deal with. If you are experiencing excessive fear or worry you should know that it doesnt have to be this way. This is treatable, there are tons of different conventional and alternative treatments for anxiety.

5. Y...

18:05

Microsoft updates messaging app in Windows 10 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Microsoft implements Fluent design in the updated messaging app

For those unaware, the Microsoft Messaging app in Windows 10 is based on Skype and was announced back in 2015. The Microsoft Messaging app in Windows 10 on PC keeps a record of messages sent from Windows 10 PCs with cellular connectivity and SMS messages sent via Skype SMS Relay service. However, the app cannot be used to actually send text messages on PC. Back in 2016, Microsoft had pulled Skype integration from the app.

This is the first major refresh for UI (user interface) of Windows Operating System as per Microsofts latest Fluent design guidelines. It is suspected that the update could likely be related to the upcoming Always Connected PCs and long rumored Andromeda device (also referred to as the Surface Phone) that will run on Windows 10 S and have LTE connectivity would require a desktop messaging app.

The built-in messaging apps user interface (UI) now includes Acrylic blur and Reveal effects that are part of the Fluent Design System, which was announced by Microsoft back in May 2017.

Fluent Design is based on five key components: Light, Depth, Motion, Material, and Scale. The visual effect of the design language can be noticed only when users hover the cursor on the menu. By implementing the Fluent Design in the Messaging app, it improves the overall experience. However, the app still misses some important features.

The new Reveal Highlight behaviour is an interaction visualization that helps guide users. Reveal is now enabled by default on ListView and other XAML collection controls in experiences that target the Fall Creators Update, the company said.

Earlier last year, Microsoft had revealed Fluent Design System alongside the Fall Creators Update. Around three months ago, initial implementations of this system were observed with the release of the Fall Creators Update. Microsofts upcoming feature updates, Redstone 4 and Redstone 5 are too expected to include even more Fluent Design additions in 2018.

As of yet, the update hasnt been rolled out for Windows 10 Mobile.

Source: Neowin

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18:05

SO I GUESS ORDINARY BLACK PEOPLE QUALIFY FOR MAINSTREAM-MEDIA INTERVIEWS ONE DAY A YEAR "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Whenever it's a slow news day, you can count on some mainstream-media outlet to run a story by a reporter who's ventured into a rural diner in a Trump state to find -- surprise! -- that blue-collar white Trump voters still love Trump. Whenever it's not a slow news day, especially if the big news item is Trump saying or doing something offensive, you can count on a mainstream reporter following up on the story by traveling to yet another diner, where more rural whites will confirm that Trump's latest outrage doesn't shake their faith in him, because they like the fact that he's not "politically correct."

So it's a surprise that Sabrina Tavernise actually interviewed some black people for a story that appears in The New York Times today. Of course, it's Martin Luther King Day -- a good day, unfortunately, for tokenism.

Tavernise's interviews were conducted at churches. I'd like to believe that this wasn't because she was afraid to go to any other place black people gather.

Tavernise focuses on one point made by her interviewees -- that they believe America is backsliding dangerously.

... after a disheartening week and an even more disheartening year, black Americans interviewed on Sunday said they were struggling to comprehend what was happening in a country that so recently had an African-American president.
But it's important to notice that the interviewees also said that they believe recent events reflect a past that never really went away.
Donald Trump is Americas id, said Pastor [William] Lamar [of Washington], whose 180-year-old church is five blocks from the White House. He is as American as baseball and apple pie.

... I dont know that hes listening, and I dont know that it matters, [Reverend] Dr. [Raphael] Warnock [of Atlanta] said in an interview. Even if Trump were to leave tomorrow, we still have to deal with the large segment of white evangelicals who voted for Trump. My battle is not so much with Trump as it is with Trumpism.

[Sterling] Tucker [a 94-year-old Washington civil rights activist] said that perhaps the progress the civil rights movement had fought for had missed parts of the country. Maybe black progress had engendered more resistance than he had understood.

We moved beyond a point, but we didnt carry the country with us, he said. Today he hears white people complain that their problems have been forgotten as political leaders focus on black misery. White people are saying that what has happened is you took equality from some white people and gave it to black people, he said. Thats where we are right now, I think.

... Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington...

18:05

On Lesvos, police violence crushes refugees' peaceful resistance: justice for the Moria 35 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At the edge of Fortress Europe, violence, arbitrary raids and arrests, racist profiling, exaggerated criminal charges and punitive detention are scandalous but by no means an aberration from the logic of borders and their enforcement.

Justice for the Moria 35. Photo: Zaid. All rights reserved.Since the EU-Turkey deal came into force in March 2016, thousands of people fleeing all forms of violence have been trapped on the Greek islands, at the outskirts of fortress Europe, as a containment measure. The deal means European states line the pockets of Erdogans repressive authoritarian regime and turn a blind eye to well-documented human rights violations committed systematically against activists, lawyers, journalists, LGBTQI+ folk, Kurdish people, and Syrians; to breaches of non-refoulement; to the fact Turkey is not even a signatory to the 1968 Protocol to the Geneva Convention extending international protection to non-EU nationals.

European powers cite dodgy diplomatic assurances in order to designate Turkey a safe third country and externalise European borders there. Meanwhile, the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros have been transformed into sites of indefinite confinement where individuals seeking freedom, safety and dignity have instead been held in limbo for up to 20 months; enduring abject inhumane and degrading conditions in dangerously overcrowded hot-spot facilities, under the constant threat of deportation. 

Women sleep in adult diapers to avoid having to make a trip to the toilets in the night.

Lesvos is the largest of these open-air prisons in the eastern Aegean. With its northernmost tip only eight kilometres from the Turkish c...

18:03

How Being Born on the Cusp Between Two Signs Can Change Your Horoscope Significantly "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Does your zodiac sign read you correctly or is yours a bit off? Have you ever looked into whether or not you were born on a cusp?

Being born on a cusp is essentially being born on the edge. This is what we call someone who has been born right on the marker for the zodiac sign change. While these people are one specific sign because it is so close to another the also identify with traits from that specific signs as well.

Those born on a cusp are more conflicted than those who are not. Sure, no one actually has two signs but they can have traits from two signs. Being born on a cusp can give you some very interesting qualities, to say the least. Below I will list all the cusps so that you can see whether or not you were born on one, let us know if this helps you better understand yourself.

(If you dont see your birthdate below, you were not born on a cusp.)

Aries/Taurus Cusp: April 16th 22nd

People born on this cusp are quite irritating. They are much better leaders than normal Aries in that their temper is able to drive them much higher. They are always blowing up about something but that something is always important. I guess you could even go so far as to say because of their gained temper they get things done much quicker.

Taurus/Gemini Cusp: May 17th 23rd

People born on this cusp are very filtered and put together. They present themselves in a way that is unique and overwhelming. They receive an energy boost from their Gemini side and use it in all the best ways.

Gemini/Cancer Cusp: June 17th 23rd

Those born on this cusp are far more reliable than those not. They are always working to remain grounded and really gain a better understanding within. They do, however, need a lot of love. Without some kind of love, these people tend to fall apart, literally.

Cancer/Leo Cusp: July 19th 25th

Those born on this cusp are sensitive and shy yet all the while volatile with strong intent. They know who they are and are not afraid to make themselves known when they have to. While they arent spotlight hogs as most Leos are, they are a bit self-centered.

Leo/Virgo Cusp: August 19th 25th

Those born on this cusp are very picky and annoying. They are approachable but hard to get rid of once you do so. While they do not have a massive ego, they do come off a bit headstrong. They are someone you have to learn to get along with if that makes sense?

Virgo/Libra Cusp: September 19th 25th

Those born on this cusp are always on the run. They can never settle down in one place or with one person. This ca...

18:02

Foreign Ministry: US Announcement of Forming Armed Militia in North-eastern Syria Violates Syrias Sovereignty, Intl Law "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Al-Manar | January 15, 2018 The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemned the US announcement of forming an armed militia in the north-eastern Syria as a blatant breach of Syrias sovereignty and territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of the International law, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said Monday. The source added that the []

18:01

"Compromise..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else,
 and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

18:01

Are Twitter Employees Viewing Dick Picks and Naked Shots of Minor Users? Or Just Adults? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Twitter Engineer: Ive seen dozens of dick pics.

Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their big brother practices and censorship of Trump supporters. 

New undercover footage reveals Twitter pays hundreds of employees to view everything you post in private messages including sex messages and nude photos.

On Friday, James OKeefe put Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on notice.

Monday morning we are releasing more shocking undercover video from Twitter engineers exposing how they take your private information, share it, exploit it and abuse it, OKeefe said.

Via Project Veritas: New undercover video  footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees vieweverything you post on their servers, including private sex messages, and d*ck pics. The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a virtual profile of you which they sell to advertisers.

VIDEO:

For the record Twitter has a minimum age requirement of 13.

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@twitter.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the childs account.

Twitter reportedly has 330 mil...

18:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Proverbs 16 18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

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18:00

US inequality chart book "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Torsten Slok: S&P500 and home prices are at record highs, and the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since 2000. But on some measures inequality in the United States has never been worse, see also here and charts inserted below. This development, combined with associated populism, could over the coming years become the most important

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18:00

Congress Plotting to Cut a Hole in the 4th Amendment, Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
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Hidden beneath the controversy stirred up last week by the publication of a book called Fire and Fury, a highly critical insiders view of the Trump White House that the president has not only denounced on national television but also tried to prevent from being published and distributed, are the efforts of the Trump administration and congressional leadership to bypass the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

Here is the back story.

After the excesses of the Watergate era, during which the Nixon administration used the FBI and the CIA unlawfully to spy without warrants on the presidents real and imagined domestic political opponents, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. FISA prohibited all domestic surveillance except that which is pursuant to warrants signed by federal judges.

The Fourth Amendment which guarantees privacy in our persons, houses, papers and effects permits the government to invade that privacy only when a judge has signed a warrant that authorizes surveillance, a search or a seizure. And judges may only issue warrants when they have found probable cause to believe that the government surveillance or invasion of the targets privacy will produce evidence of criminal behavior. The Fourth Amendment further requires that the judicial warrant describe specifically the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized.

General warrants did not describe the place to be searched or the person or thing to be seized. They authorized the bearer usually a British soldier physically located in the Colonies to search where he wished and seize whatever he found.

FISA did not interfere with the standard understanding or use of the Fourth Amendment by the government and the courts. But it did add another way for the government to invade privacy when its wish is to surveil people for national security purposes a return to general warrants as opposed to solely gathering evidence of crimes.

The FISA-created procedure, enacted in defiance of the Fourth Amendment which makes no disti...

ANALYSIS: Rather than tackle austerity, Tunisia moves to divide protesters "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

During a week of protests, state institutions, the media and political parties used a variety of techniques to keep the opposition leaderless

17:59

Politization of child support: From welfare state to police state "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Family fragmentation costs taxpayers at least $112 billion annually in antipoverty programs, justice and education systems, and lost revenue, according to a report released last week. Astonishingly, the report's publisher, Institute for American Values, is using these findings to advocate even higher costs, through more federal programs. As welfare and child support enforcement programs show, there is zero proof that further government intervention into families would be a good investment for taxpayers.

17:57

The Poet: Langston Hughes, "Life Is Fine" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Life Is Fine"

"I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.
I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.
But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thou...

17:57

Teens inspired by Columbine Massacre go on knife rampage at Russian school, 15 injured "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

At least 14 students and a teacher were injured in a knife rampage at a school in the Russian city of Perm. The teenagers who started the assault may have been inspired by the Columbine High School massacre, according to reports. It all started Monday morning when a knife fight broke out between an 11th grader and a former student "on the grounds of personal enmity," local investigators told RT. The brawl then spilled into a classroom of fourth grade students. The teacher and children tried to separate the two, sustaining injuries as a result. That account is challenged by the students, however, who say there was no fight. They say the two teenagers entered a classroom and went directly to the teacher to stab her before attacking other children in the classroom. This echoes an initial report by the mayor's office, which said the school had been attacked by masked assailants.

17:57

Media Completely Ignores New FBI Info Suggesting Paddock Was a Vegas Arms Dealer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

PaddockStephen Paddock sent a series of emails suggesting that he was part of a group selling "a huge selection" of weapons in the Las Vegas area.

17:56

BREAKING: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View Everything You Post, & Private Sex Messages (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BREAKING: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View Everything You Post, & Private Sex Messages Video Veritas Visuals Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees vieweverything you post on their servers,...

The post BREAKING: HUNDREDS of Twitter Employees Paid to View Everything You Post, & Private Sex Messages (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:55

Customs And Border Protection Clarifies: You Have No Rights While Traveling "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The government is like a poorly trained dog. If you let one bad behavior go, it just escalates until they bite. The government has been searching electronics like cell phones and laptops at the border since early in the Bush administration. But because the 9/11 attacks were fresh, and because the practice was not widespread, []

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17:53

Are You Experiencing Ringing in Your Ears? This May Be a Sign of Spiritual Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If you have experienced a ringing in your ears you may be looking for an answer or solution. Ranging from a minor background notice to an incredibly annoying sound, interfering with your ability to focus and carry out your regular day to day living. You may hear ringing all the time, with no relief, or it may come and go intermittently. The explanation for this sensation may be more interesting than you could have imagined.

Source: RemedyTip

 

Physical Causes

Ringing in your ears, also known as tinnitus, may be explained by a physical cause or source. To begin with, think back to the last time that your ears were properly cleaned. If you are experiencing a wax build up, blocking your ears, it may be causing your problem. If, however, you have cleaned your ears recently and are still suffering from this irritating condition, its time to look into other potential explanations.

One common cause is exposure to loud sounds. This may come from playing your music too loudly or working with noisy equipment such as chainsaws and jackhammers. Consider your daily activities, looking for situations in which you may have exposed yourself to noise at levels high enough to trigger this effect.

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17:53

Ghanaian sleigh rider to Winter Olympics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

For the first time ever, Ghana will be represented at the Winter Olympics sleigh riding, Dutch NOS TV reports today.

Akwasi Frimpong will participate on a skeleton sleigh, as the first black athlete ever doing so.

  • ...

17:52

There is a lot of water ice on Mars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

" ... in late 2016, scientists using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found a buried ice sheet at Marss mid-latitudes that holds about as much water as Lake Superior. But until Dundass study, published today in Science, scientists struggled to...

17:52

What Canadians can do for Palestine this February "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last June, a few days after the 50th anniversary of Israels occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, over 80 academics, activists, and community leaders signed an open letter calling for Canadas New Democratic Party (NDP) to stand in support of Palestinian rights. The letter outlined the many facets of Israels daily oppression of the Palestinian people, and proposed several policy changes that would significantly improve the NDPs stance on the matter.

At the time, the NDP was in the process of redefining itself and electing a new leader. Thomas Mulcair, the outgoing leader, had performed poorly, and many felt that he was pulling the party away from its progressive roots, especially on Israel/Palestine. In 2014, as Israel bombarded civilians in Gaza, Mulcair blamed Palestinians. A year later, in the 2015 federal election, he sacked several NDP candidates specifically because of their support of Palestinian rights. His stance disappointed many longtime New Democrats.

Those who crafted the open letter in June, myself included, wanted to make it clear that Mulcairs views were not the norm, but that the very opposite was true. A 2017 survey noted that 84% of New Democrats and 66% of Canadians felt imposing sanctions on Israel was reasonable because of its settlement program. As the leadership race began to unfold, it became clear that leadership candidates understood this. Mulcairs Israel right or wrong attitude was not only absent among all leadership candidates, it was even subject to open disdain. The discussion never revolved around which side candidates stood with. Rather, the question was to what extent they were willing to go to secure justice for Palestinians.

17:52

US Forces To Remain Indefinitely In Syria Illegally "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

They continue pouring into the country cross-border, replacing others eliminated by Syrian and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, considerably reduced from its earlier strength. Last October, Syrias Defense Ministry reported the seizure of large amounts of weapons and munitions made in America and US-allied countries. They included rockets, rifles, machine-guns, surface-to-air missiles, man-portable []

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17:50

The Great Reset "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Great Reset by Bob Moriarty 321 Gold The Everything Bubble is bursting. This is going to get ugly. I suspect it began with the top in Bitcon and the other 1300-1400 related pseudo currencies back in December. I...

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17:49

LSFMM 2018 call for proposals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The 2018 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit will be held April 23-25 in Park City, Utah. The call for proposals has just gone out with a tight deadline: they need to be received by January 31. "LSF/MM is an invitation-only technical workshop to map out improvements to the Linux storage, filesystem and memory management subsystems that will make their way into the mainline kernel within the coming years."

17:49

Erik Prince defends Trump: 'Some places are s***holes. Literally.' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"I'm happy to have a president that will bluntly speak the truth in negotiations," said Erik Prince of President Donald Trump's alleged description of certain impoverished states as "s***hole countries." Prince made his remarks on Friday's edition of SiriusXM's Breitbart News Tonight, hosted by Breitbart News's Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour. He is a retired Navy SEAL and founder of Academi (formerly Blackwater USA). "If the president says some places are shitholes, he's accurate," said Prince, reflecting on time he served in Haiti in 1994 during Operation Uphold Democracy: I know the president was beaten up even on comments he made about Haiti, and I can speak firsthand about Haiti, because as a young Navy SEAL officer in 1994, Bill Clinton decides to invade Haiti. I was there. My SEAL team ended up sending two platoons, and we actually planned for 100 percent casualties, not from enemy fire, but because of the water quality. We had to swim ashore, and the water was so bad because there were two and a half million people with untreated sewage flowing right into the water that we were going in. We had to get so many shots, so many vaccinations, that none of us could donate blood for six years afterwards. So if the president says some places are shitholes, he's accurate. Literally.

17:48

Someone Lit Up Trump Hotel In D.C. With Sh**hole And Poop Emojis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the juvenile left. Via BPR: An artist took a projector and displayed the word sh*thole on the Washington, D.C., Trump International Hotel Saturday to make a statement about the presidents reported comments. Robin Bell, the man reportedly behind the display, posted pictures on Twitter of the words sh*thole, and this place is a []

17:47

The CIAs 70-Year History of Disinformation: How the CIA Funded the Opinion Magazines in Europe "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Philip Giraldi | American Herald Tribune | January 15, 2018 When an intelligence agency arranges to disseminate fake news it is called disinformation and it is a subset of what is referred to as covert action, basically secret operations run in a foreign country to influence opinion or to disrupt the functioning of a []

17:46

[$] Meltdown/Spectre mitigation for 4.15 and beyond "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While some aspects of the kernel's defenses against the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities were more-or-less in place when the problems were disclosed on January 3, others were less fully formed. Additionally, many of the mitigations (especially for the two Spectre variants) had not been seen in public prior to the disclosure, meaning that there was a lot of scope for discussion once they came out. Many of those discussions are slowing down, and the kernel's initial response has mostly come into focus. The 4.15 kernel will include a broad set of mitigations, while some others will have to wait for later; read on for details on where things stand.

17:46

From 'baby brain' to 'man flu': Crazy myths or real ailments? (POLL) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Baby brain is the latest addition to the growing list of ailments - once thought to be nothing more than myths conjured up by pregnant women and poorly men pleading for sympathy. Baby brain, or 'momnesia' as it's also known, is a forgetful phenomenon allegedly experienced by 50 to 80 percent of pregnant women, which some academics have dismissed as a myth. Not ones to let the British Medical Journal's confirmation of 'man flu' go unchallenged, The Medical Journal of Australia conducted the largest ever statistical analysis of baby brain by looking at 20 studies involving 709 pregnant women, and 521 non-pregnant women. Overall, the analysis concluded that expectant women, particularly those in the last three months of gestation, experienced a significant decline in cognitive and executive functioning and memory.

17:46

Yet More Incoherent Thinking about AI "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive written before about how sloppy and incoherent a lot of popular writing about artificial intelligence is, for example here and here even by people who should know better.

Heres yet another example, a a letter to the editor published in CACM (Communications of the ACM).

The author, a certain Arthur Gardner, claims my iPhone seemed to understand what I was saying, but it was illusory. But nowhere does Mr. Gardner explain why it was illusory, nor how he came to believe Siri did not really understand, nor even what his criteria for understanding are.

He goes on to claim that The code is clever, that is, cleverly designed, but just code. I am not really sure how a computer program can be something other than what it is, namely code (jargon for a program), or even why Mr. Gardner thinks this is a criticism of something.

Mr. Gardner states Neither the chess program nor Siri has awareness or understanding. But, lacking rigorous definitions of awareness or understanding, how can Mr. Gardner (or anyone else) make such claims with authority? I would say, for example, that Siri does exhibit rudimentary awareness because it responds to its environment. When I call its name, it responds. As for understanding, again I say that Siri exhibits rudimentary understanding because it responds appropriately to many of my utterances. If I say, Siri, set alarm for 12:30 it understands me and does what I ask. What other meanings of awareness and understanding does Mr. Gardner appeal to?

Mr. Gardner claims what we are doing reading these words, asking maybe, Hmmm, what is intelligence? is something no machine can do. But why? Its easy to write a program that will do exactly that: read words and type out Hmmm, what is intelligence? So what, specifically, is the distinction Mr. Gardner is appealing to?

He then says, That which actually knows, cares, and chooses is the spirit, something every human being has. It is what distinguishes us from animals and from computers. First, theres the usual actually dodge. It never matters to the AI skeptic how smart a computer is, it is still never actually thinking. Of course, what actual thinking is, no one can ever tell me. Then theres the appeal to the spirit, a nebulous, incoherent thingy that no one has...

17:45

Netanyahu Blasts Abbas Speech: He Revealed Truth About Conflict and Did Israel a Service "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the meeting of the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah January 14, 2018. (Reuters)

Speaking to reporters while visiting India, Netanyahu says he supports economic relief for Gaza; on Iran, the prime minister warns West: Last chance to fix nuclear deal

By Noa Landau (New Delhi) 15.01.2018 16:30 Updated: 5:51 PM
Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks back after inspecting a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in the Indian capital New Delhi on January 15, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks back after inspecting a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in the Indian capital New Delhi on January 15, 2018 PRAKASH SINGH/AFP
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NEW DELHI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbass comments that Israel killed the Oslo accords by saying that his remarks did Israel a service. Netanyahu, speaking to Israeli journalists in his entourage during his visit to India, also said that he supports economic relief for the Gaza Strip.

However, Netanyahu added that the main problem in the enclave was the failure of Gaza itself to take care of the basic infrastructure that people need, such as electricity, water and housing. Thats our problem. When they talk about collapse, thats the infrastructure they mean. It is an absurd situation that the State of Israel has to handle the most basic needs of life, which are neglected by the Hamas government.

Netanyahus comments follow the publication of a report in Haaretz Monday that quoted army officials as...

17:44

Canadian Police Charge Operator of Hacked Password Service Leakedsource.com "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Canadian authorities have arrested and charged a 27-year-old Ontario man for allegedly selling billions of stolen passwords online through the now-defunct service Leakedsource.com.

The now-defunct Leakedsource service.

On Dec. 22, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) charged Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill, Ontario for trafficking in identity information, unauthorized use of a computer, mischief to data, and possession of property obtained by crime. Bloom is expected to make his first court appearance today.

According to a statement from the RCMP, Project Adoration began in 2016 when the RCMP learned that LeakedSource.com was being hosted by servers located in Quebec.

This investigation is related to claims about a website operator alleged to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling personal information, said Rafael Alvarado, the officer in charge of the RCMP Cybercrime Investigative Team. The RCMP will continue to work diligently with our domestic and international law enforcement partners to prosecute online criminality.

In January 2017, multiple news outlets reported that unspecified law enforcement officials had seized the servers for Leakedsource.com, perhaps the largest online collection of usernames and passwords leaked or stolen in some of the worst data breaches including three billion credentials for accounts at top sites like LinkedIn and Myspace.

Jordan Evan Bloom. Photo: RCMP.

LeakedSource in October 2015 began selling access to passwords stolen in high-profile breaches. Enter any email address on the sites search page and it would tell you if it had a password corresponding to that address. However, users had to select a payment plan before viewing any passwords.

The RCMP alleges that Jordan Evan Bloom was responsible for administering the LeakedSource.com website, and earned approximately $247,000 from trafficking identity information.

A February 2017 story here at KrebsOnSe...

17:44

"The Wisest Man Alive..." "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize
 the extent of your own ignorance. 
- Thomas Sowell

17:44

If I Dont Oppose Dictatorship, Am I Still a Man?: Chinese Activist Gets Eight Years in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(GV) For those living under a dictatorship, being given the honorable label of one who subverts state power is the highest form of affirmation for a citizen.

Chinese human rights activist Wu Gan made this statement to a Tianjin court after receiving an eight-year prison sentence on December 26, 2017. In early January, he filed an appeal to the sentence.

Wu Gan, better known by his nickname Super Vulgar Butcher, has been active in Chinese human rights circles since 2008, when he began campaigning on behalf of Deng Yujiao, a waitress who was charged with murder after she stabbed and killed a government official when he attempted to rape her.

His earned his nickname after writing a blog post on how to slay pigs (a euphemism for bringing down corrupt officials) and thus established his reputation as a butcher. Speaking with the New York Times Sinosphere blog, Wus lawyer, Ge Wenxiu, explained that the name is intended to mock state officials use of vulgarity with a sarcastic suggestion that he wants to slay for them their corruption and misconduct.

Wu was arrested in 2015 after a protest outside a court in Jiangxi province over a rape and murder case in which the defense was denied access to court documents. His arrest marked the beginning of a nationwide crackdown on human right lawyers and activists.

Wu explained in his statement (via China Change) that he had refused to trade a lighter sentence with public confession:

For those living under a dictatorship, being given the honorable label of one who subverts state power is the highest form of affirmation for a citizen. Its proof that the citizen wasnt an accomplice or a slave, and that at the very least he went out and defended, and fought for, human rights. Liang Qichao (, famous reformist at end of Qing dynasty) said that he and dictatorship were two forces inextricably opposed; I say: If I dont oppose dictatorship, am I still a man?
They have attempted to have me plead guilty and cooperate with them to produce their propaganda in exchange for a light sentence they even said that as long as I....

17:44

Earth is our Government "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We walked through the churches of NYC making this video.

The Earth Manifesto

17:42

US Humiliation of South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The US Neocon noises about South Korea's government being "weak" are dangerous, not just routine Neocon bombast, not to mention that they are widely shared by the US foreign policy establishment, which has been following Neocon strains of policy for a very long time, since imperialism is at it core a philosophy of domination perfectly in tune with neocon visions of power.

17:42

Researchers Discover a New Warning System in the Immune System "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A new immune mechanism that uses mitochondrial DNA was discovered by Swedish researchers.


Researchers at Linkping University in Sweden have discovered a new kind of warning system that plays a role in the immune system. Mitochondria in the white blood cells produce a web of DNA fibers that act as a kind of alarm.

The Mitochondrial web slinger

White blood cells (leukocytes) are a primary part of our immune system, and they help to defend us from the threat of disease. In the new study, the research team showed that several types of leukocytes react to the small DNA fragments, which resemble the DNA from bacteria and viruses[1]. The leukocytes secrete a web made of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) strands.

17:41

New docs show Stephen Paddock took elaborate steps to cover tracks, was in contact with someone about weapons and gear "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As he meticulously planned the Las Vegas attack, the man responsible for the worst mass shooting in modern American history took elaborate steps to stymie the inevitable law enforcement investigation, according to federal court documents unsealed on Friday. The F.B.I. search warrants shed new light on the degree to which the gunman, Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a crowd from a hotel room in October, planned the attack and prepared for the aftermath. One of the warrants described how Mr. Paddock "destroyed or tried to hide digital media devices." Investigators said he used anonymous communications devices, including a prepaid cellphone, to cover his tracks and employed a "level of sophistication which is commonly found in mass casualty events." "Paddock planned the attack meticulously and took many methodical steps to avoid detection of his plot and to thwart the eventual law enforcement investigation that would follow," the F.B.I. said. Mr. Paddock's motive for the attack remains unknown. The search warrants, which were approved by judges shortly after the shooting, said three cellphones belonging to Mr. Paddock were found in his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, including two that investigators searched and one that they could not unlock. An F.B.I. agent wrote that he believed "if there were any information related to a potential conspiracy, it would be found within" the locked phone, which used a Google operating system.

17:41

Study: Constantly Taking Selfies Is A Sign Of Mental Illness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Your friend who cannot seem to control the impulse to post a lot of selfies might actually have a psychological disorder according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Two psychologists, Mark D. Griffiths and Janarthanan Balakrishnan, interviewed and observed the social media behavior of 225 college students at Indian universities to establish three levels of selfie addiction: borderline, acute, and chronic.

Those who take three selfies in a day but dont post them on social media fall into the borderline category. Those who post at least three per day are considered acute, and those who have an uncontrollable urge to take selfies all the time and post at least six on social media per day are considered chronic.

Griffiths and Balakrishnan suggest selfitis should possibly be considered another category of technological addiction. The term selfitis and the three levels of addiction were first laid out in a 2014 spoof article, which they used as a jumping off point.

They decided to survey students in India is because that county has the most Facebook users, and because India accounts for the highest number of selfie-related deaths. Out of 127 selfie-related deaths that have been reported worldwide, 76 occurred in India.

Researchers then surveyed 400 additional university students about their selfie habits and asked them to mark if they agreed or disagreed with statements such as, I feel more popular when I post my selfies on social media, and, I feel confident when I take a selfie.

They found that students who exhibited chronic selfie behavior were less confident and admitted to posting selfies because they felt they had to compete with others to get attention online.

selfie

The study is not without its limitations and readers should take the results with a grain of salt,...

17:41

Viral Video Of Hospital Dumping Woman Into Freezing Cold Stirs Demand For Medicare for All "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Baraka's video soon sparked national headlines and widespread outrage, with many noting that "patient dumping" is a pervasive and under-discussed product of a system that does not guarantee healthcare as a right to all. RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, concluded that the only solution is to "implement single-payer, Medicare for All or Americans continue to suffer/die." Others echoed DeMoro's call, arguing that the medical center's behavior is essentially "attempted murder." The hospital issued an apology following the flood of outrage, taking "full responsibility for this failure" to provide "basic humanity and compassion."

17:40

WSJ slams Trump dossier as 'Hillary Clinton's conjured-up research fed to Obama's FBI' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wall Street Journal calls for an end to Trump dossier "Silly Season" The liberal left, globalist, mainstream media is watching their entire "Trump-Russia collusion" scandal fall apart in fantastic fashion, making a mockery of American government and exposing the corrupt, Deep State, DC swamp for all the world to see. The mainstream media have spun the latest Fusion GPS revelations into a narrative of motives and values which are "good enough" to give the FBI cause to spy on a Presidential candidate.

17:39

Why Egypts Sisi is Israels Choice "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You can imagine the telephone calls. A third heavyweight challenger has emerged to contest the presidential election and he is another former chief of staff, General Sami Anan. Military intelligence, loyal to the incumbent president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is working overtime to brief its hand puppets in the media.

We have made this so simple even you can understand.

Yes, sir.

Three As. Anan. Age. Alzheimers. Got it? Anan repeats words because he forgets he says them. The president speaks fluently. Anan in a wheelchair. The president on a white horse. Like Gaddafi. No, forget Gaddafi. Like Putin. Remember Putin bare-chested on a horse? Youth versus age. Got it?

On it, sir.

 

Dead man walking

President Donald Trump greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as he arrives at the White House, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump greets Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as he arrives at the White House, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

Anan is the third challenger I identified over a year ago when I wrote that Sisi was a dead man walking. I compared him to King Solomon, who died propped up on his wooden staff. The only beings to know of the kings death were the termites eating into his stick.

Since then, the termites consuming Sisis authority have come closer to the seat of power. Ahmed Shafiq, the former prime minister, who abandoned his presidential bid after being told he would be smeared with sex tapes and charged with corruption, along with his daughter, came close.

In exile, Shafiq assembled a wide list of potential backers. First and foremost from the deep state: generals from...

17:39

UK imams back leading Egyptian cleric amid rift with Sisi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Jerusalem is the latest rift in an ongoing row between Egypt's president and the grand imam of al-Azhar university

17:38

Slaps in the face "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its plain that the BBC is ideologically anti-Israel. I dont think anyone would dispute that. Its their way of expressing their impartiality. 

Image of amusing mic joke/ gent 2nd left

The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas made a two-hour speech in Ramallah yesterday. The BBC has reported it

Well, when I say reported it I mean the BBC told us that the speech took place, but if you happen to be interested in what President Abbas actually said, youd be disappointed because the bulk of the BBCs report is about Trump. Youd have to make do with what appears under the sub heading What did Mr Abbas tell the meeting?
Speaking to Palestinian faction leaders in Ramallah on Sunday, he said: "The deal of the century is the slap of the century and we will not accept it."

"I am saying that Oslo, there is no Oslo," he added. "Israel ended Oslo.

So, what else did Abbas say in his slap of the century speech?
Well, to find out youd have to look elsewhere, say, here ,    here or here or...

17:38

Pulsar Navigation: Exploring an ETI Hypothesis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pulsar navigation may be our solution to getting around not just the Solar System but the regions beyond it. For millisecond pulsars, a subset of the pulsar population, seem to offer positioning, navigation, and timing data, enabling autonomous navigation for any spacecraft that can properly receive and interpret their signals. The news that NASAs SEXTANT experiment has proven successful gives weight to the idea. Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology is all about developing X-ray navigation for future interplanetary travel.

At work here is NICER Neutron-star Interior Composition Explorer which has been deployed on the International Space Station since June as an external payload. NICER deploys 52 X-ray telescopes and silicon-drift detectors in the detection of the pulsing neutron stars called pulsars. Radiation from their magnetic fields sweeps the sky in ways that can be useful. A recent demonstration used four millisecond pulsar targets J0218+4232, B1821-24, J0030+0451, and J0437-4715 to track NICER within a 10-mile radius as it orbited the Earth.

X-ray Pulsar Navigation (XNAV) has become an active area of research, pursued not just at NASA but by Chinese satellite testing and by conceptual studies at the European Space Agency. Having barely left our own planet, we are far ahead of ourselves to talk about a galactic positioning system for future spacecraft, but there is reason to believe that the principles of pulsar navigation can be extended to make accurate deep space navigation a reality.

Pulsars as Navigational Matrix

The SEXTANT experiment dovetails with a new paper from Clment Vidal (Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), whose work falls into the broader context of recent studies of unusual astrophysical phenomena. The author of the ambitious The Beginning and the End (Springer, 2014), Vidals work has been the subject of several articles in these pages (see, for example, A Test Case for Astroengineering and related entries accessible in the archives). In this era of the enigmatic KIC 8462852 and the interstellar object Oumuamua, we have begun to ask how to address possible extraterrestrial engineering within the confines of rigorous astrophysics.

Millisecond pulsars may offer a way to examine such questions, but it is important to point out at the outset the Vidal is not arguing that this type of pulsar is evidence of extraterrestrial engineering. What he is trying to do is ask a question with broader implications. How do we study unusual astrophysical phenomena....

17:35

Crazy Pelosi Slams Trump Tax Cut Bonuses asCrumbs and Pathetic But Praised Obama for $40 Tax Break "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last Thursday Walmart stores announced one million workers will get bonus earnings thanks to the Trump tax cuts.

That means the total number of Americans receiving Trump tax cut bonuses is now over 2,000,000!

But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) trashed the bonuses.
She said $1,000 bonuses are just crumbs.

Pelosi called them crumbs and pathetic in a press conference last Thursday.

Botox Pelosi is one of the wealthiest members of Congress; she is completely removed from the everyday working American.

And back in 2011 Pelosi praised a $40 Obama bonus.
What an out of touch hypocrite.

And for the record There was not a single piece of legislation Obama passed that gave American workers $40 each paycheck.
So that was a total lie too.

The woman is shameless.

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17:35

[$] Active state management of power domains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Linux kernel's generic power domain (genpd) subsystem has been extended to support active state management of the power domains in the 4.15 development cycle. Power domains were traditionally used to enable or disable power to a region of a system on chip (SoC) but, with the recent updates, they can control the clock rate or amount of power supplied to that region as well. These changes improve the kernel's ability to run the system's hardware at the optimal power level for the current workload.

Click below (subscribers only) for the full article contributed by Viresh Kumar.

17:34

Re: transmission: rpc session-id mechanism design flaw results in RCE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Marcus Meissner on Jan 15

Hi,

Mitre assigned CVE-2018-5702.

Ciao, Marcus

17:34

Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | Facebook contacted US authorities after receiving reports of sex videos with teenagers circulating on its messaging service
STOCKHOLM (AFP)  

More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nations largest case of its kind.

Facebook had received reports of two videos and an explicit photo from 2015 being spread on its instant messaging service, showing a boy and a girl having consensual sex. The company later informed US authorities.

The material was spread on Facebook from 2015 until the autumn of 2017.

 Couple watching porn movie over laptop in bedroom

The case, which reached Denmark via the European Unions law enforcement agency Europol, involves around 800 boys and 200 girls, most of them between the ages of 15 and 20.

The police are in the process of charging them.

This is a very large and complex case, which has taken a long time to investigate, especially because of the large number (of people) being charged, police investigator Lau Thygesen from the northern Danish region of Nordsjaelland said in a statement.

Although the age of consent in Denmark is 15, Danish law stipulates that distributing sexual material involving people under the age of 18 constitutes distribution of child pornography, which has a maximum six-year prison sentence.

If found guilty, the suspects will likely receive a fine or a 20-day suspended sentence, both of which would give them a criminal record lasting up to 10 years, police said.

This could hinder the offenders from a future career within social work or from working with children.

We take this case very seriously as it has serious consequences for those involved when this kind of material is spread, Thygesen added.

In neighbouring Sweden, three men were accused of gang raping a woman and livestreaming the attack on Facebook last year.

17:33

Floor at Indonesias Stock Exchange Collapses, More Than 70 Injured "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Videos of people screaming and rushing out of the building went viral on social media.

Workers and security examine the damage after a mezzanine floor collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta, Indonesia January 15, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Elo via REUTERS

Workers and security examine the damage in the aftermath. Credit: Antara Foto/Elo via Reuters

Jakarta: A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchang...

17:32

BREAKING: OKeefe Drops 3rd Twitter Undercover Video Reveals Employees Paid to View Dick Picks and Private Sex Messages of Users "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their big brother practices and censorship of Trump supporters. 

New undercover footage reveals Twitter pays hundreds of employees to view everything you post in private messages including sex messages and nude photos.

On Friday, James OKeefe put Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on notice.

Monday morning we are releasing more shocking undercover video from Twitter engineers exposing how they take your private information, share it, exploit it and abuse it, OKeefe said.

Via Project Veritas: New undercover video  footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees vieweverything you post on their servers, including private sex messages, and d*ck pics. The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a virtual profile of you which they sell to advertisers.

So all your sex messages and your, like dick pics are on my server nowall your illegitimate wives and like all the girls youve been f*cking around with, theyre on my server now, Twitter engineer Pranay Singh.

Im going to send it to your wife. Shes going to use it in your divorce, Singh continued.

Undercover PV journalist then asked, So if I send someone a direct message, yall are going to look at it, to analyze it?

A machine is going to look at it, Singh responded.

Twitter Network Security Engineer Clay Haynes said, Ive seen more penises than Ive ever wanted to see in my life.

When a PV journalist asked if he saw the nude pics in private direct message he said yes.

Haynes then continued, Theres teams dedicated to it. I mean were talking, were talking three or fourat least three or four hundred peoplewho are paid to look at dick pics.

Haynes also admitted that the...

17:32

Circularity. A new strategic horizon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a circular democracy, plural practices move beyond the idea of state sovereignty towards a sovereignty of proximity that can co-manage basic needs.

Breakout working group from a session at Fearless Cities in Barcelona on 'Building non-state Institutions', June, 2017. Bertie Russell.Looking at the history of the radical left, the twentieth century was marked by two opposite political strategies: the vertical strategy of party structures and the horizontal strategies of social movements. We argue, the new strategic horizon is circular.

In the last two decades, we have witnessed a steady rise of anti-democratic trends and disappointment with politics. Faced with these challenges, contemporary democracies appear vulnerable and unable to defend themselves. At the same time, a radical change is taking place. Movements around the world through platforms and transnational networks are experimenting with new forms of democratic practices and political institutions. They take back control, influence politics directly and change the conditions under which politics operate.

What are the core principles of these movements and how can the strategies of those involved be distinguished from previous actors?

The idea of social movements has been exhausted

New streams of theory and political activism have overturned many assumptions underlying concepts such as power, social change and democracy. Today, the idea of social movements has also been exhausted, alongside the conviction that possibilities of democratic change could not be imagined within the existing paradigms. New strategies are emerging. For instance, the tactics of the new municipal movements differ in many ways from previous practices and strategies.

In opposition to horizontal or vertical strategies such as in the cases of autonomous organisations or instruments of political representation many contemporary political initiatives are driven by a circular strategy that escapes both the categories of early socialism, to borrow Axel Honneths expression, and the autonomous positions of movements eme...

17:31

Iraq's Abadi announces end of short-lived electoral alliance with Iran-backed forces "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's alliance with the Iran-backed groups provoked anger in some quarters over their perceived sectarianism

17:30

Imperialist Clouds Gather Over Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Milwaukee, WI - On Dec. 18, Donald Trump announced his administrations National Security Strategy, essentially laying out the worldview of the American ruling class and how the U.S. intends to project its power into the future. All in all, it is more of the same: peace through strength by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars away from the needs of the American people and into the Pentagon, border militarization and the use of all means available to extend U.S. influence to every corner of the globe. While much of the press around the National Security Strategy focused on its recognition that Russia and China are creating a multipolar world, and that the U.S. ruling class will do everything possible to combat this, a significant portion of the strategy focuses on the backyard of the American empire: Latin America.

17:30

U.S. Government Confirms You Have NO RIGHTS! If You See Something, Will You Say Something? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

U.S. Government Confirms You Have NO RIGHTS! If You See Something, Will You Say Something? Video The Money GPS Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! Video Source

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17:30

Coin Cell Hacks That Won the Coin Cell Challenge "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its amazing what creative projects show up if you give one simple constraint. In this case, we asked what cool things can be done if powered by one coin cell battery and we had about one hundred answers come back. Today were happy to announce the winners of the Coin Cell Challenge.

Supernova Award: Coin Cell Powered Railgun

A railgun powered by an LIR2032 cell wins the Supernova Award with a cash prize of $500.

This project by [consciousflesh] dumps about 500-750 Joules of energy into a set of electromagnets to launch a graphite projectile. It makes quite a flash because the projectile is torn apart in the process.

The Supernova Award sought the project that burnt through the coin cell the quickest. This ones a thinker, since the internal resistance of the coin cell is so large that you cant get a lot of power out of it quickly. The solution is to transfer that power to another storage medium first. In this case, [consciousflesh] built a clever multi-stage DC-DC converter to get the most out of a single LIR2032 the rechargeable cousin of the CR2032 which has lower internal resistance and yielded much better results.

Heavy Lifting Award: Coin Cell Powered Screwdriver

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17:29

Reservoir 'swans': Aquatic robots deployed to monitor water pollution without disturbing surroundings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Singapore has begun deploying robot 'swans' at several of its major reservoirs to monitor water quality without disturbing the beauty of the natural surroundings. The Smart Water Assessment Network (SWAN) robots will collect and transmit water quality data in real time using a series of sensors. The 'swans' were jointly designed by Singapore's national water agency PUB, the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Environmental Research Institute and the Tropical Marine Science Institute. "We started with a number of smaller bird models, before we decided on the swan. It's just the right size," said Assistant Professor Mandar Chitre, one of the project's lead researchers, as cited by Channel News Asia. "If you look at it in the environment, it just looks like a swan swimming around."

17:29

North Korea Threatens To Pull Out Of The Olympics After South Korea Praises Trump "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theyre talking, which is positive movement. But North Korea is trying to throw a wedge between South Korea and the U.S. Via Daily Caller: Not even a week since talks between the North and the South began, and North Korea is already trying to drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea by threatening []

17:28

Associao que defende a cura gay tem sede numa caixa postal na Rodoviria de Braslia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A psicloga Rozngela Justino participa de culto evanglico na Cmara dos Deputados em 05/04/2017.

17:27

Toronto: After investigation, police say Islamophobic attack on hijab-wearing girl didnt really happen "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yet another fake hate crime, and yet another that made international headlines, while it is virtually certain that the news that it was yet another hoax will hardly be reported anywhere. Genuine anti-Muslim hate crimes are thin on the ground, contrary to the ubiquitous propaganda about Muslims in the West facing widespread persecution, discrimination, and []

17:25

Cop beats girlfriend's 4yo son, puts boy in critical condition "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Michael Shane Abo, with the Yamhill Police Department, was arrested Saturday morning for first degree assault and criminal mistreatment in the first degree after beating a four year old boy so bad that he had to be air lifted to OHSU and is currently in critical condition. Abo was arrested without incident at his home early Saturday morning and booked into the Yamhill County Jail. His bail was set at $1 million. This can provide insight into the mentality of some of these police officers. We often wonder why or how some of these cops have the capacity to tazer the elderly, or shoot unarmed children, or beat mentally ill people to death.

17:24

Why FTCs Do Not Call registry doesnt stop those annoying robo-calls "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The short answer: Robo-callers make so much money that they can afford to pay a fine to the FTC. Simon van Zuylen-Wood of the Washington Post uses the example of one telemarketer to explain why those robo-calls keep calling you. Continue reading

17:22

Lunar lava tubes may provide access to vast polar ice reservoirs on the moon "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Analysis by scientists at SETI indicate that subterranean lava tubes on the moon may provide access to massive underground glaciers.

17:20

US Urges EU to Fix Iran Deal: Brussels Between a Rock and a Hard Place "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Peter KORZUN | Strategic Culture Foundation | 15.01.2018 President Trump said it was the final waiver extending Iran nuclear deal. He did it with strings attached. The presidents demands include: immediate inspections at sites by international inspectors and denying Iran paths to nuclear weapons forever (instead of 10 years as stipulated under current law). New []

17:20

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.

17:20

Pennsylvania Community Finds Its Bearings In Trump Era "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA  Shoehorned between the state line and the Allegheny River in Pennsylvanias northwest corner, the city of Titusville is as red as America gets, a place where virtually every one of its 5,601 residents identified his or her race as white on the 2010 U.S. Census, and a few storefront windows, rather  bewilderingly, display Confederate flags and Trump: Make America Great Again campaign banners even now, more than a year after the 2016 presidential election. Unsurprisingly, African-Americans across the state, if theyve heard of it at all, tend to view the bucolic enclave and its environs with some trepidation, peppering their goodbyes with so many warnings to be careful and be safe that black students enrolled at the University of Pittsburghs feeder campus in Titusville often joke that their parents think that Crawford County is a combat zone in Kabul or Fallujah.

17:19

Is Chinese investment taking over the Mekong? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

China is shoring up its sphere of influence in Southeast Asia through aid and investment. By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors.

Kambodscha China Li Keqiang und Hun Sen in Phnom Penh (picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Sinith)

Last week, China and Cambodia signed 19 agreements during Chinese Premier Li Keqiangs meeting in Phnom Penh with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that will heavily increase Chinese investment in Cambodia.

Read more: New Silk Road and Chinas hegemonic ambitions

The deals included the construction of a highway linking Phnom Penh with the port city Sihanoukville and an expansion of the capitals international airport. Deals were also signed to build Cambodias first communication satellite and for rice trade, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

Over the past few years, Chinas influence in the Mekong region has increased significantly. Beijing is the largest foreign investor in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar and has strengthened its presence in Thailand.

Kambodscha chinesiche Investitionen in Tourismus in der Provinz Sihanoukville (Reuters)In Cambodia, Chinese companies are building new roads, bridges and skyscrapers

In exchange for aid and investments, China gets access to natural resources such as oil, gas and timber, and can garner support for building dams along the Mekong River. Cambodia also supports China in its ongoing territorial dispute over the South China Sea.

Premier Li announced that China is offering more government concessional loans with a total value of 7 billion yuan (896 million, $1.1 billion) to the lower Mekong countries Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

In Cambodia,...

17:17

More information on Samsungs upcoming foldable smartphone Galaxy X leaked "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New leak shows Samsung Galaxy X to feature heart rate monitor and a hinge in the middle of the device

In November last year, we had reported how Samsung, the South Korean technology giant, had accidentally revealed that it is working on a new foldable smartphone Galaxy X on its support page. However, currently, the page is empty and has no other information.

Now, new leaks have surfaced related to the upcoming foldable Samsung flagship providing critical information on some of the features. According to a Dutch website LetsGoDigital, the sketches of the Galaxy X foldable smartphone that were released by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) indicate that the smartphone will include a heart rate monitor.

Apparently, in June last year, Samsung had submitted a patent application and these illustrations are believed to be originated from there. According to the sketch, the device will include a hinge in the middle, which is alleged to be the main attraction of the Galaxy X design and also the most important leak to have emerged so far.

During the recent Customer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, Samsungs President of Mobile Business, DJ Koh revealed that the company is planning to launch the foldable smartphone sometime in 2019 as opposed to end of 2018 as rumored earlier.

Its difficult to talk about the date of the launch now. We want to unveil the products properly but now seems a bit early, he said. We want to have a good reaction from customers once the phone is out in the market. But there are still durability issues that we need to address.

We dont want to just sell a couple of the phones. We want it to be mass-ready and at a technological level where people will say it is a well-made phone, he said at the time.

An industry source familiar on condition of anonymity disclosed that the rumored Galaxy X handset sports a 7.3-inch display panel, as revealed during Samsungs private meeting at CES 2018. Samsung Display said it has developed a 7.3-inch foldable panel with plans to start production later this year, the source said.

The production of the smartphone is expected to start by the end of 2018. Other than confirming that Galaxy X is a foldable smartphone, Samsung hasnt responded or confirmed any reports or leaks related to the device.

The post More information on Samsungs upcoming....

17:17

Anna Von Reitz -- England, Again and Always "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

England, Again and Always



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

The worldwide search for a factual international understanding of the history and mechanism of fraud we have uncovered is underway.

And guess what?

It is monotonous, but the chips are in.....England started the rot, England benefited from the rot, and England is still the chief proponent and apologist for it all, too.

This week brought it all into focus from two completely different perspectives.

One was an almost-accidental meeting with British-based researchers into the ESTATE scam we have so often described, wherein doctors conscripted against their will to serve as "uniformed officers", are obliged to register the names of American infants.

A "registration" creates a joint interest in property. Via this venal and undisclosed practice, the foreign Territorial United States presumes to have an ownership interest in your Given Name, which amounts to an ownership interest in you and everything you are and everything you own.

This is a completely outrageous infringement and trespass against you, and is without cause or moral excuse in the vast majority of cases. It is so stinky in fact, that the perps actually falsify the public record of their activities by misidentifying the biological Mother as an "Informant" and by mischaracterizing her as an "unwed Mother".

These two lies are just the start of a long, long list of lies that the perpetrators heap on our backs and heads from then on, and t...

17:15

Media watch Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

17:15

Madeleine McCann investigator Kevin Halligen found dead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The death of Kevin Halligen, who was previously jailed for fraud, is being treated as unexplained by police.

Police are investigating the death of one of the first private detectives hired by the parents of missing Madeleine McCann.

Kevin Halligen, 56, was found unwell at his girlfriends Surrey home and later died.

Police are treating his death as unexplained and are expected to pass a report to a coroner.

Mr Halligens company, Oakley International, was hired on a 500,000 contract by Kate and Gerry McCann and the administrators of the Find Madeleine Fund in 2008, a year after their daughter vanished in Portugal.

The McCanns had become frustrated with the failure of the Portuguese police to find Madeleine or any clue to what happened to her.

Image:Kate and Gerry McCanns daughter Madeleine disappeared in Portugal

Mr Halligen portrayed himself as a James Bond-type figure, though a source said he was later considered a bit of a fantasist.

The McCanns ended the investigators contract in 2009, believing he had failed to deliver the work they were paying him for.

Dublin-born Mr Halligen, who had dual American and Irish nationality, was later extradited to the US where he admitted fraud charges over a previous contract.

He was jailed, but freed because of the time he had already served in custody and later returned to the UK.

In a TV interview he denied he had misused funds in his Madeline in...

17:14

How the Lines on Your Hand Can Reveal Secrets About Your Life "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Palm reading or palmistry is a fairly common practice in current times. It is something many do all over the world.

Palmistry is the interpretation of lines and undulations on the palm of the hands. The origins of this kind of thing are unknown but it is thought that it may have first begun in Ancient India, spreading from there. Anyone can do it and it is actually quite useful, continue on to learn some of the basics.

The more prominent the lines the more that area needs work. Take a look at the image below to better familiarize yourself with the main lines of the hand. Those lines being the head line, the heart line, and the life line.

Samantha Hahn

 

Step 1: Choose A Hand

Choose which hand you are going to begin with. For women, it will be the right hand. For men, this is reversed. You can, however, choose whichever hand is dominant (your writing hand) to be your current and past hand.

Step 2: Read the Heart Line

The heart line is read for the most part from pinkie finger to the index finger. This line shows a persons attitude towards love and their quality of love. If your heart line is very clear, curved, and unbroken you have a good heart line.

That being said, if your heart line is short or absent it shows that you are far too self-centered for your own good. Too long of a heart line also indicates something negative as it shows you are too straightforward in general. There needs to be a good middle ground.

Step 3: Read the Head Line

This is the second most important line of the hand. It begins from the palm edge in-between the thumb and forefinger. It extends across the palm in the middle part with the lifeline but is below the heart line. This line reveals how wise a person is and their ability to control themselves among other things.

If this line is deep and thin then you have a good head line but if it...

17:14

(Video) Michael Tellinger -- Giant Fossilized Shoulder Blade Found in South Africa? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"



Published on Jan 14, 2018

Michael Tellinger shows one of many mud fossils of giants found in South Africa. In the second week of January 2018, Michael and the Stone Circle Research Team found what seems to be a huge deposit of mud fossils from beings ranging between 15 feet tall to over 100 meters tall. This was a completely unexpected twist in our research, and a discovery that has taken everyone by surprise. We have collected a large variety of fossils like ribs, a heart, toes, lungs, fingers, and more.

17:13

Martin Luther King Jr. Would Have Stood With Trump: He Didnt Want Migrants From The Third World Here Either "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This weekend, the media was imploding over the unconfirmed s**thole countries comment that President Trump was accused of making by two far left Democrats who took part in an immigration meeting with the President. Sen. Dick Durbin claimed that the President used hate-filled, vile and racist language in an immigration meeting. Now, to clarify, even if the dubious and leaked comments were said by the President, there is nothing racist about them; to claim that they are racist is to confuse ethnicity with citizenship.

Despite this one of the medias main talking points, and a talking point by crazed and corrupt leftist politicians such as Maxine Waters (D-California) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), is that Martin Luther King would have stood against President Trump. This is simply not true, and even prompted MLKs niece to appear on Fox News and state that calling President Trump racist is both outrageous and unjust.

So, what would Martin Luther King, Jr. actually think about America in 2018 and our president? Its not all that hard to find out.

Martin Luther King, Jr., were he here, would have been opposed to the flood of immigration (both illegal and otherwise) because of the disproportionately negative effects it has on the black community and the legal migrant population that was around prior to the influx of mass migration starting in 1968, the year of Kings death.

Its obviously difficult to speculate what the precise response would be from someone like Dr. King, but those that were close to him, shared goals with him, and worked alongside him can act as channeling entities that are able to express certain sentiments that would have been close to Kings heart given his politics at the time of his death. 

One of the major points of interest would be immigration. Dr. King was close with, and a supporter of, Cesar Chavez, the farmworker organizer and dualistically an anti-open borders crusader. The pair both understood the importance of keeping illegal immigration out of the fold because of its impact on the wages and unions that Chavez was fighting to rectify....

17:12

Russias Sergei Lavrov slams US for ignoring multipolar world "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has sharply criticized the US for trying to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal. Washington is still using ultimatums and failing to recognize the emerging multipolar world, he said.

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Moscow will work to preserve the Iran nuclear deal despite Donald Trumps recent pledge to change it,Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at his annual news conference.

Russia also hopes that France, Germany and the UK would also resist US pressure to alter the arrangement, Lavrov added. The three European powers, alongside US, Russia, and China, reached the 2015 deal to limit Irans alleged nuclear ambitions after years of laborious talks.

Read more:What is the Iran nuclear deal?

Unfortunately, our American colleagues still want to operate only on the basis of dictating policy, issuing ultimatums,  they do not want to hear the perspectives of other centers of world politics, Lavrov said on Monday.

Read moreIran rebuffs Trumps demand for more nuclear negotiation

The US is refusing to acknowledge the reality of the emerging multi-polar world, he added.

Lavrovs annual conference is designed to give an overview of Russias diplomatic efforts in the past year and provide a lookahead for 2018.

Iran failure a message to North Korea?

Several days ago, US President Donald Trump said he would waive sanctions against Tehran only to give US and Europe more time to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran arrangement.

However, Iran has been fulfilling its part of the deal, Lavrov said on Monday.

T...

17:12

City mayors in 10 US states push back against Trump admin's war on cannabis legalization "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

City mayors in 10 US states are pushing back against the Trump administration's new war on marijuana legalization. Mayors from Colorado and Washington - the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana back in 2012 - are the lead authors of a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in response to the crackdown announced last week. Also named in the letter addressed to Sessions, who is coming after marijuana legalization by unleashing federal law enforcement, were mayors from New York, California, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Wisconsin, Arizona and Indiana. Last week Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines that allowed states to legalize cannabis without the interference of the federal government as long as the drug was not marketed to minors, trafficked by cartels, sold across state lines, or cultivated on federal land.

17:11

Dennis Kucinich to Announce Run For Ohio Governor "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dennis Kucinich is about to run for governor of Ohio.

17:11

As A Society, It Seems Like We Are All Being Systematically Trained to be Constantly Offended "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Weve all seen it, time and time again. A new joke, news story or video is posted online, and a flood of comments follow, highlighting all of the reasons why people are offended. Accusations of racism, cultural appropriation, and gender inequality are thrown at nearly every discussion, watering down the true meaning of the phrases themselves. Its like the boy who cried wolf, but on such a large scale!

One has to wonder why todays society takes such greater offense to everything than the generations that have come before us

This phenomenon has caught the attention of a number of experts, bringing the conversation about why we respond in this way to the forefront. Is it a change in society itself? Is it the way that children are being raised? Are we justified in our offense, or are we simply overreacting?

Source: iBelieve

 

The first thing that you cant help but notice is that we seem to seek it out. While there are times that the judgemental comments are in relation to recent events, a simple conversation can quickly spiral as people actively search for reasons to be offended. Take, for example, the recent displeasure with the comedian Trevor Noah. When the news was announced that he would be replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the conversation took a significant turn when the internet began to dig up tweets from years prior. Lets be honest, we all have skeletons in our past! Imagine if, at your next job interview someone was handed a complete written record of every single word we have ever spoken or thing we have ever done. Employers would be scrambling to find people to hire as it would paint nearly every person in such a negative light.

Furthermore, we make everything personal and emotional. We look at every situation through the lens that it is a direct and purposeful attack. If someone references someones gender, for example, then it must...

17:11

7 Things Buddhism and Science Claim Will Help You to Find Happiness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While many people regard science and spirituality as two completely separate entities, the truth is, they actually arent so different.  Both seem to have quite a lot in common depending on how you look at things.

Plenty of research in more current times seems to be linking up with Buddhist teachings. For those who may not be familiar with Buddhist teachings, inner peace is everything. Without being content within you cannot achieve happiness or anything fulfilling in life. Below you will find a list of things that science, as well as Buddhist teachings, believe will help bring happiness to your life.

7 Things Science and Buddhism Claim Will Help You Find Happiness:

1. Exercise

A study from Duke University has shown that exercise can be just as effective as drugs are in treating mental illnesses like depression. This being done without any side effects and being much less expensive. While Buddha did not specifically say much about exercise Buddhist Monks are always emphasizing the need to exercise and be active.

2. Being Around Friends and Family

Friends are important in life regardless of how you look at things. As long as our friends are positive they are able to influence us in a positive manner. Spiritual friendship is spoken about quite a lot in Buddhism. Science knows all too well the dangers of loneliness.

3. Think Positively

The benefits of positive thinking are well known. Positive thinking is something that is pushed in Buddhism and can reduce stress and stop negative self-talk. You can read more on this by clicking here.

4. Being Mindful

According to the APA, several studies have shown that mindfulness reduces rumination and reduces stress. To be completely honest there are tons of benefits associated with practicing mindfulness. When we are mindful we are staying as in the present moment as we possibly can.

5. Meditation

Meditation is a big part of Buddhism in general. It is known to benefit us greatly in many ways. Meditation has been found to improve cognition and work to help us train mentally as well. To read an overview of a study about this from the Journal Consciousness and Cognition...

17:11

How One Employee Pushed The Wrong Button And Unleashed Doomsday Panic Across Hawaii "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How One Employee Pushed The Wrong Button And Unleashed Doomsday Panic Across Hawaii from ZeroHedge Shortly before panicked Hawaiians stuffed children into storm drains and said their goodbyes on the morning of January 13, an unnamed employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management...

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17:11

Jon Rappoport: Massive Flu Outbreak? Here's the Real Story the Media won't Touch "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massive flu outbreak? Here's the real story the media won't touch. The lies, the hoax, the scandal.

I covered part of the scandal the other day, but here I'll give you much more.


By Jon Rappoport

In case you haven't been following the uproar over the flu outbreak, you've missed the fact that...

Health authorities admit this year's flu vaccine is only 10% effective.

But of course, they urge you to take the vaccine anyway.

Why is this year's vaccine ineffective? Because it's made using chicken eggs, and researchers have discovered that the flu virus---which is placed in the vaccine---mutates in chicken eggs.

Therefore, by the time a person takes the flu shot, he's not being protected against this year's seasonal flu virus. He's being protected against a mutated virus that isn't causing the flu this year.

This is the conventional explanation. If you think it's the whole story, I have condos for sale on the moon.

You see, vaccines have been made using chicken eggs---not just this year---but for the past 70 years.

Oops.

That would mean the flu vaccine has been ineffective for decades.

Healthline.com: "The majority of flu vaccines are grown in chicken eggs, a method of vaccine development that's been used for 70 years."

But wait. There's more. Much more. I'll break it down into several scandals.

SCANDAL ONE (I covered this the other day): Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), reveals a monstrosity.

As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these sa...

17:10

Open Forum Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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

17:09

Did NSA Ajit Doval Break Conduct and Attend a BJP Election Strategy Meeting? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Doval, Indias most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed.

Ajit Doval. Credit: PTI

If correct, this is a shocking violation of norms and serious misconduct, a CPI-M statement said. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: National security advisor Ajit Doval has found himself at the centre of a political storm. Citing media reports, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday claimed that he was present at a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategy for the upcoming Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly elections was discussed at home ministers Rajnath Singhs house.

If correct, this is a shocking violation of norms and serious misconduct, a CPI-M statement said. How can a senior government functionary like the NSA be present in a meeting to discuss the BJPs election campaign?

The Left party asked the home minister to clarify the governments stand on the issue.

In fact, Bijan Dhar, the CPI(M)s state secretary in Tripura, has reportedly written a letter to chief election commissioner A.K. Joti on the matter. According to the letter, Dhar said Rajnath Singh held the meeting on Sunday with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Krishna Gopal, among others, in attendance.

Indias most powerful security bureaucrat, Doval was appointed by Modi in May 2014 and is only answerable to the prime minister. Doval is among the few to constantly have the ear of a prime minister who has c...

17:09

Pine Cone within Holy Spirituality: WoWeeWoo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Golden Ray Christ Mosaic

https://youtu.be/k3t_Pd1Mh8Q



Pale and lifeless little stiff looking rag doll baby hand me down from the viral hands of a Mother's guilt within a whimsical choice to twist its neck until death do we part from dust to dust. Even before inappropriate sexual abuse has come the origins of just a dream of a skinny long baby, already almost dusty ill ready to die as kill from the virulent indifferent projection of my Mother's will of her own self-hate. What terrible eyes that have just decided to let me live without the Spirit of confidence within my future indifference and long lines of Time's weary intolerance. This dream; this life; this idea of my own annihilation at the hands of what is my Mother is not just a story character within her caricature with death as eyes. My executioner comes to mind, as the lowest level of nurturing that is possible for a new baby born as a fatherless son of such evil.

My morning morning dream has been a long time coming; this very dream this life and others do tell just how whimsical is sex with possible Mothers who lack the Spirit of willingness and show a woman's hate. One teen age anguish cry, and sob that helped me identify previews of coming attractions were horrible photos of second class citizens drinking out of hoses in the back of filling stations with no bathrooms for the black of black and white like my death stories. Continual dreams every night time free moment of waiting on dearth row for the dawn of my own execution plagued the vital Peace of my lifetime right like a barking dog barking non-stop at a man called pig with short bristly hair. Those bigots that hate blacks are not all women in the midst of black and white women bigots that hate men, that see what my Mom saw in me as a skinny little useless boy baby.

My real addiction has has been to defy my own life with others like my Mom, who hate men, and it seems easy when the magnet attraction of my own self-hate operates here in our World of life and death. I am a lucky son of a bitch to find the nurturing of Holy Spirit within, and know I am the energy that activates the Light within Divine Love. Once I learned that this life is but a dream and that we are always Love itself, it was easier to let go of any need for nurturing from an Earthly family, but...

17:08

Stealing Fire. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 Black kites (Milvus migrans) circle near a roadway during a fire on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Credit: Dick Eussen.


Black kites (Milvus migrans) circle near a roadway during a fire on the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Credit: Dick Eussen.

Grassland fires that are deadly and devastating events for many kinds of wildlife are a boon to certain types of birds known as fire foragers. These opportunists prey on animals fleeing from a blaze, or scavenge the remains of creatures that succumbed to the flames and the smoke. But in Australia, some fire-foraging birds are also fire starters.

Three species of raptors are widely known not only for lurking on the fringes of fires but also for snatching up smoldering grasses or branches and using them to kindle fresh flames, to smoke out mammal and insect prey.

How amazing is that?! You can read and see more at Live Science.

17:08

Small Business Tax Reform "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Small Business Tax Reform | Tax-Reform-Small-Business | Economy & Business IRS Special Interests

One aspect of the Republican Tax Reform that everyone can agree upon is that it is not perfect. Fox business reports in What tax reform really means for small businesses.

Instead of lowering the tax rate on all pass-through businesses, the final bill allows pass-throughs to deduct up to 20% of income. But who can deduct how much depends on what type of business you run and a corresponding formula.

Stop right there. It should be entirely clear that the political realities and influence of corporate lobbyists supersede that of ordinary businesses.

Ken Berry, J.D. reports that the 2018 Tax Reform Law has Benefits for Some Small Businesses. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in general, revised rules for businesses take effect in 2018 and are permanent, unlike most changes for individuals. The topics he list are: Corporate taxation, Section 179 deductions, Bonus depreciation, Luxury car deductions, Pass-through entities and Other deductions and credits.

Now before you zone out on such a pedantic examination, consider that a restrain redress for optimum small business treatment is a fundamental mistake. Fact Finders reports that hires for corporate positions fall short of that for small business. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy, small businesses have generated 64% of net new jobs over the past 15 years. The SBA considers companies with less than 500 employees to be small businesses, which encompasses 99.7% of all businesses that have employees in the U.S. under that umbrella term.

If the Trump forecast is correct and that Corporations will re-patriot trillions of dollars back into the U.S. and invest in growing their businesses domestically, one might overlook some of the disparities that favor the transnational firms. However, anyone who has ever aspired to climb the economic ladder of success knows that own...

17:08

2018 Panic Cycle Year "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

QUESTION: Mr. Armsyrong; Thank you for an eye-opening conference. Cant wait for this year. You said 2018 was a Panic Cycle Year and that it would be unlikely to create an outside reversal in the Dow, but we should expect wild times ahead. Is this panic cycle impacting many other markets as well?

JV

ANSWER: Yes. This is the beginning of the Monetary Crisis Cycle that will go into 2021. That is probably where we will see the dollar rally break the world monetary system. This year, we should expect most markets to test BOTH sides of the game so pay attention to the Global Market Watch and the Reversals. This will tell us when the trends shift. There will be the classic fool who thinks that just because the euro finally exceed last years high or gold has rallied that this is it and that means the next four years will be the same.

Panic Cycles are notorious for trapping people on either the long or short side. You always have to trap the majority in order to create the slingshot to the upside of the waterfall to the downside. This is why they remain fools for they rush in based upon a few days price action. So far, everything is running its course. We are finally getting closer to the 125 threshold of resistance in the euro and the pound sterling has rallied with many starting to bet that BREXIT will not happen. Buying the Euro because interest rates are expected to rise with the ECB backing off of QE is just not being thought through rationally. QE has FAILED to stimulate the economy after nearly 10 years, and all it has done is subsidize EU member states. Rates will rise when they start to have to sell to real buyers. Then the sentiment will shift mid-year and we will test...

17:07

US Transfers SAMs To Kurdish Terrorists To Defend Against Nonexistent ISIS Air Force "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Turkish military counters PYD attack in Northern Syria with artillery fire, Afrin strongholds targetted

U.S. transfers anti-aircraft missiles to Kurdish fighters in Afrin 

U.S. transfers anti-aircraft missiles to Kurdish fighters in Afrin

SULAIMANI Syrian Kurdish fighters have been provided with anti-aircraft missiles known as MANPADS by United States in the canton of Afrin in northern Syria, local sources said on Sunday (January 14).

Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS or MPADS) are shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (SLSAMs).

The shipment of anti-aircraft missiles to Afrin, a Kurdish-held canton and repeated target of the Turkish army, show an easing of restrictions on arming the Kurdish forces by the U.S.

Afrin is controlled by the YPG considered by Ankara to be a terror group linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) waging an insurgency...

17:05

D-gate: Trump declares Wall Street Journal interview fake news because it's missing a single letter "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Trump White House has issued multiple attacks on the Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, declaring their transcript of a interview with Donald Trump "fake news." And the point of contention, in an 8,500 word interview is a single letter.

17:03

Trump Kicks Off MLK Day By Rage-Tweeting Then Heads To The Golf Course "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Donald Trump woke up this morning to begin yelling at Democrats over DACA, border security, and the military. Then Trump headed to his golf course. marking MLK day the 94th day he has spent at a golf course since taking the oath of office.

Statement by me last night in Florida: Honestly, I dont think the Democrats want to make a deal. They talk about DACA, but they dont want to help..We are ready, willing and able to make a deal but they dont want to. They dont want security at the border, they dont want.. he tweeted.

to stop drugs, they want to take money away from our military which we cannot do. My standard is very simple, AMERICA FIRST & MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! he added.

Trump failed to mention the federal holiday and why its important to remember Dr. Kings legacy.

Im not a racist, President Shithole said on Sunday night as he arrived at Trump International Golf Club in Florida. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I ca...

17:03

The War on Cannabis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On January 4, President Donald Trumps Attorney General reversed the Cole Memorandum put into place during the Obama administration. It protects states that have legalized cannabis for medical and recreational use from the heavy hand of the federal government. During his confirmation hearing Jeff Session told Republican Cory Gardner of Colorado that he wouldnt violate states rights in the state by going after medical patients, recreational consumers, marijuana growers and distributors. He went back on that promise. On this edition of The Geopolitical Report, we examine the ongoing war against cannabis and its long history, beginning with the regulation of the plant in the mid-1800s. From the propaganda war launched by Harry J. Anslinger of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in the 1930s to scheduling marijuana in the same category as heroin and the ever escalating war against the plant by Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Obama, and now Trump, the fight to legalize cannabis continues. Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe in some form of legalized marijuana. Any move by Congress, however, will be to protect an emerging industry that will provide a significant boost in taxation, and not for the Constitution and the Tenth Amendment.

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17:00

Exec Dir Of Center For Immigration Studies: Wall Will Pay For Itself With Illegal Aliens It Keeps Out "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

.@MarkSKrikorian: "The average illegal immigrant costs taxpayers, over his lifetime $75,000." pic.twitter.com/vQpKXyj5c0 Fox News (@FoxNews) January 14, 2018

16:57

Union-busters Set Themselves Up For Janus Backfire "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unfortunately, for the special interest groups that are pushing this agenda, the ramifications of a win will have the opposite of the desired effect. If not bargaining is protected free speech, then bargaining will conversely be protected free speech, giving union workers new protections that weve never enjoyed before. In the coming months, the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments and rule upon a case that could mean nationwide right-to-work for all public sector workers. Union busters are beating their chests over the prospects of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 changing federal labor law, but based on their own arguments, we believe that they have left themselves open to some unintended consequences.

16:57

Copyright Week 2018: Join Us in Fighting for Better Copyright Law and Policy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.

Copyright law shapes the world we live in. It is supposed to encourage progress and creativity, enriching our culture and contributing to the growth of knowledge. However, the law is often used as a blunt instrument by a few prominent actors to preserve their cultural dominance. Less obviously, governments and other large industries have taken to using the law to hide information they dont want us to see and use or to limit functionality and ownership of software and devices we buy and use. The law shouldnt work this way. It should serve us all.

It doesnt matter if you are a creator or simply someone who enjoys media; an inventor or someone who just wants to use, fix, or tinker with your devices; a researcher or someone who wants to look up informationcopyright law impacts all of these things. And, right now, the law is out of whack. Its balanced in favor of people who want to control things, instead of people who want to share things.

Thankfully, recent years have shown that we can push back and work to fix copyright law. Six years ago this week, a diverse coalition of Internet users, non-profit groups, and Internet companies defeated the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), bills that would have forced Internet companies to blacklist and block websites accused of hosting copyright infringing content. SOPA and PIPA were laws that would have made censorship frighteningly easy and stopped the Internet from being a place where innovation and ideas can flourish.

Since the battle over SOPA and PIPA, weve continued to identify threats and fight against them. We also continue to fight for a copyright law that does what its supposed to: actually encourage new innovation, art, and knowledge, not just enrich established industries.

One way we do that is with Copyright Week. Every year, joining together with a diverse group of organizations, we set aside this week to highlight and advocate a set of principles of copyright law. This year, they are:

  • Monday: Public Domain and Creativity...

Young vultures freed into the wild "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This 10 January 2018 video from Artis zoo in Amsterdam in the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

Today two young griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) are going from ARTIS to Sardinia to be released in the wild later this year. The birds hatched in April and May last year in ARTIS. One young bird was cared for by a same-sex male griffon vulture couple. The other vulture is the offspring of two vultures who had been injured in the wild in Spain and after having partially recovered were admitted to ARTIS.

See also here.

16:56

TDS will not be entertained on SST "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We receive a few proposed comments on SST from leftists who want me to allow them to use SST as a platform for rants against Trump that are based on nothing but their TDS religious beliefs. These will not be...

16:56

Wikileaks blew the Clintons' 'Haiti Scam' wide open "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bill Clinton flew off the handle on Twitter yesterday, vehemently denying that funds collected by The Clinton Foundation for Haiti relief were used to pay for Chelsea's wedding. But as everyone knows, that's a blatant LIE.

16:56

Democrats Lied=> Trump Homeland Security Chief: I Dont Recall Trump Making Sh*thole Countries Comments (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On Thursday President Donald J. Trump reportedly suggested to lawmakers that Haiti and several Central American and African nations may be sh*thole nations.

The first reports of the comment were reportedly by liberal Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who has a history of lying about private meetings.

Republican senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue were also at the meeting released a statement saying they do not recall the president making such a statement.

Since the White House meeting liberals in media particularly on CNN and MSNBC have gone into full freak-out mode over Trumps sh*thole comment.
CNN mentioned sh*thole 36 times in one night of reporting.

Now this
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was also at the Thursday meeting in the White House, told reporters on Sunday that she does not recall the sh*thole comments.

The post Democrats Lied=> Trump Homeland Security Chief: I Dont Recall Trump Making Sh*thole Countries Comments (Video) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:56

Campus police stop free speech ball because it's scaring the other students "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In yet another test of the U.S. Constitution's protected freedom of speech, the Constitution Club at Southern Illinois University (SIU) inflated a giant beach ball and asked students to come by, grab a sharpie, and write whatever they felt like writing on the ball. The students' free speech rights exercise was quickly interrupted by campus police who informed the club members they had received complaints about the ball and the group would need to stop their activities. According to Campus Reform, the reason SIU chose to attempt to stop the demonstration was that campus police said the students did not go through the proper channels to be able to hold the demonstration: Executive Director of University Marketing and Communications Doug McIlhagga telling Campus Reform that the activists were in violation of the university's policy "governing freedom of expression and demonstration activities." "The demonstrators didn't follow the proper University procedure for a public forum by going through the Vice Chancellor of Administration's Office for approval," he elaborated. "We normally get the 'Request For Use Of The Designated Public Forum' form. However in this particular instance, we did not."

16:55

The Role of The Pro-Israel Lobby in US Politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Role of The Pro-Israel Lobby in US Politics

Speaking Your Truth Is the Most Powerful Tool We All Have, Oprah Winfrey. And we know that one such truth is that the pro-Israel lobby has corrupted American democracy, absolutely!

Region: ...

16:55

Russia heeds the Inner Voice of ConsciencePatriarch Kirill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Several days ago I posted a video of an interview with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church conducted over Russian TV. The interview aired live on January 7Russian Orthodox Christmas Day. What I posted was only a four and a half minute segment that had been translated into Englishthis of an interview which ran []

16:54

Daily Digest 1/15 - 2017 In Review, Joke Cryptocurrency Hits $2 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Daily Digest 1/15 - 2017 In Review, Joke Cryptocurrency Hits $2 Billion
  • Pandemonium and Rage in Hawaii
  • 2017 In Review: Forecasting Intelligence
  • A Case for Math, Not Gobbledygook, in Judging Partisan Voting Maps
  • My Joke Cryptocurrency Hit $2 Billion and Something Is Very Wrong
  • Use This Simple Strategy to Beat the Market in 2018
  • Grassroots group tries to get a new kind of doctor in the House (and Senate)
  • When wildlife conservation meets war 
  • Photos of California's Deadly Mudslides

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16:51

80% of bitcoin mined, fear rises that it will become another fiat currency "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As bitcoin gets closer to its 21-million-unit limit, enthusiasts say buying the cryptocurrency will gradually become much harder, making it more valuable. Others say it will stop being decentralized. Over 16,800,000 BTC have been mined as of January 13. It is impossible to predict when all the 21 million will have been mined. Some are saying that it can be done in five years, others argue that will not happen in the next 100 years, as mining will become more difficult.

16:51

US Announces Plans For 30,000 Man Terrorist Army In N. Syria, Turkey Declares Intention To Destroy Same Force "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

[Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria ; US coalition to build 30000-strong Syrian border force; Turkey cries foul ; Syria war: Turkey denounces US terror army plan for border US plans for PKK/PYD-led army in Syria playing with fire: Deputy PM ]

 

Turkey condemns US YPG army plan in Syria

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Turkey condemns US YPG army plan in Syria

Turkey has strongly reacted against the United States decision to build a new force with the Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) in order to secure Turkish and Iraqi borders with Syria.

The Foreign Ministry slammed media reports that the U.S.-led international coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would establish a 30,000-strong new border security force with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)the U....

16:50

Blunt Force: Take an Attacker Down in Seconds "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Blunt Force: Take an Attacker Down in Seconds by Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition Yeah, ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is about the bat.  Not that flying mammal, or the derisive term used for a mother-in-law in angerthe All-American baseball bat. ...

The post Blunt Force: Take an Attacker Down in Seconds appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:49

Why So Little Empathy and Compassion Within American Culture? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas; the class which is the ruling material force in society is at the same time the ruling intellectual force.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Setting aside the 3-4 percent of the U.S. population that can be classified as psychopaths (snakes in suits at the highest levels of government, business and the military) what can we say about an entire society that displays an anaesthetized conscience towards the suffering of others and towards the ecological commons itself?

We know that many hear the cry of the people but the moral sound waves are muted as they pass through powerful cultural baffles. I submit that neoliberal capitalist culture in the U.S. deadens feelings of social solidarity, pathologizes how we view ourselves and stunts our natural feelings of empathy and moral responsibility.

Massive belief systems tend to override our neuro-biological, evolutionary heritage as our brains plasticity conforms to corporate capitalist ideology. We come to view our selves, our identities, as based primarily on market values, especially Only care about yourself and a few persons close to you. One advances in society via rugged self-reliance and individuals are basically hyper-competitive, perpetual consumers.

How does this cultural information access our brains? Simply put, culture is invented by institutions that serve particular interests. The Italian Marxist, Antonio Gramsci, argued that its all about class and power as the ideas of the ruling class take on the everyday status of common sense, of universal truths. These include truths about human nature and how the world works.

It would be incorrect, however, to assume our rulers are a coven of diabolical conspirators who gather at Davos to consciously devise their wicked schemes. Theres actually a remarkable symmetry between neoliberalisms ruling ideas and the convictions held by elites. And whereas they might be nice guys in their private lives, in their institutional capacities theyre moral monsters. Why? In part, because they must do so to be successful but they also believe their behavior is synonymous with societys best interests. The fatal flaw in speaking truth to power is that psychopaths will always sleep well at night.

In any event, to the extent these ideas are internalized by working people, we police ourselves, thus reducing the elites need for visible coercion. And make no mistake, there is nothing more dangerous to ruling class interests than people getting in touch with their inborn, wired sense of empathy and then acting as their sisters and brothers keeper.

To reiterate, ideas do not have an independent existence apart from economics. As my old friend Mik...

16:49

Security updates for Monday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (qtpass), Debian (libkohana2-php, libxml2, transmission, and xmltooling), Fedora (kernel and qpid-cpp), Gentoo (PolarSSL and xen), Mageia (flash-player-plugin, irssi, kernel, kernel-linus, kernel-tmb, libvorbis, microcode, nvidia-current, php & libgd, poppler, webkit2, and wireshark), openSUSE (gifsicle, glibc, GraphicsMagick, gwenhywfar, ImageMagick, libetpan, mariadb, pngcrush, postgresql94, rsync, tiff, and wireshark), and Oracle (kernel).

16:47

Tunisian police clash with anti-austerity protesters on 7th anniversary of 'Arab Spring' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police used tear gas against protesters, who hurled rocks and set tires on fire in Tunisia on the 7th anniversary of the 'Arab Spring,' after a week of a widening crackdown on anti-austerity protests and nearly 800 arrests. Hundreds of youth protesting price hikes and tax increases announced by the cash-strapped Tunisian government on January 1 clashed with police in two neighborhoods of the capital, and in the city of Feriana on the Algerian border. Protesters hurled rocks and other projectiles, set off fireworks and set rubbish and tires on fire as anti-austerity protests, which have been raging in the country over the past week, again turned violent on Sunday evening after a two-day respite.

16:47

Satanic Temple Threatens to Sue Twitter Over Religious Discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Satanic Temple, an activist group based in Salem, Massachusetts, is threatening to sue Twitter for religious discrimination after one of its co-founders had his Twitter account permanently suspended.

Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple's co-founder and spokesman, said his Twitter account was permanently suspended without any notice after he asked his followers to report a tweet that called for the Satanic Temple to be burned down.

"We're talking to lawyers today," Greaves said Friday about whether he planned to take legal action.

Source: http://www.newsweek.com/satanic-temple-threatens-sue-twitter-over-religious-discrimination-780148


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16:45

From Ritz Carlton to high-security prison: Saudi prince reportedly transferred after refusing to pay $6bn "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has reportedly been transferred to a maximum-security prison after refusing to pay $6 billion as part of a government anti-corruption purge. The prince was among 60 detainees who were being kept under arrest at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. However, these were moved by Saudi authorities to Al-Ha'ir Prison, according to sources quoted by Al-Araby Al-Jadeednews website. The jail, located south of Riyadh, is the kingdom's highest-security prison.

16:45

False Flags, Covert Operations, and American Exceptionalism - Veterans Today "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The game plan is this: Attempt to destabilize the Iranian government with draconian economic sanctions and black intelligence operations there. If that fails, utilize a false flag operation to falsely pin something on Iran that would sell the general public in the United States and the West with an overt military operation against Tehran. This is the Netanyahu plan. This is the plan of his operatives in the American government.

16:45

Bagged. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

MEGA-UPDATE: Ancient Builder Race Recovering Humanitys Billion-Year Legacy "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Corey Goode & David Wilcock

The Secret Space Program has landed on and entered Oumuamua, the mysterious cigar-shaped asteroid that NASA announced in December.

What they found was a technological wonderland that they estimate to be over a billion years old from what insiders call the Ancient Builder Race.

The Ancient Builder Race apparently left crystalline domes, pyramids, obelisks and underground cities all throughout our solar system as well as many neighboring ones.

This was described in The Ascension Mysteries, along with compelling NASA imagery of some of these ruins on the Moon, asteroids and elsewhere.

This stunning homecoming is only one of a series of events that transpired in the world of the Secret Space Program as of December 2017.

Corey Goode was brought out on two major occasions for his most remarkable series of visitations and experiences since at least the winter of 2016, if not the very beginning.

These experiences involve all of the characters we have met throughout this entire saga. Many of the storylines have been resolved in remarkable ways.

The ultimate takeaway is that we have turned a pivotal corner in the war against the dark forces on earth, in our solar system and beyond.

In my personal estimation, this is also the best and most interesting update Corey has ever written. I am happy and honored to help in its release.

SOME ORIENTATION IS NECESSARY

In order to fully understand what you are about to read, it is important to note that this is the latest installment in a very epic narrative that began in March 2015.

It was at this time that Corey was brought up to an alleged secret base on the moon, known as Lunar Operations Command or LOC, for the first time in many years.

This happened almost immediately after he had finished giving me his entire testimony over the phone in the preceding four months, all of which I was documenting for reference.

Corey claims to have worked for the Secret Space Program or SSP, an unacknowledged top-secret build-out of humanity in space that has occurred since the mid-20th century.

The reason I took Corey seriously is that by this point, I had spoken to many other insiders with very high-level security clearance who had revealed to me how real all of this was.

VERY HIGH STAKES

I rec...

16:44

Paul Craig Roberts 235 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree
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16:42

Time Magazine and Anti-Semitism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Vic Mensas searing piece in Time on Israeli oppression is prefaced by clunky disclaimer re anti-Semitism

 on January 14, 2018 20 Comments
Rapper Vic Mensa has published a wrenching piece in Time Magazine about oppression and abuse in Palestine. He saw elderly women being punched in the face by Israeli soldiers, saw hundreds of children being harassed and detained, and felt a solemn obligation to bear witness. But check out two of the opening sentences in the article:
I am not anti-Semitic, and the views expressed in this essay are in no way an attack on people of the Jewish faith. My words are a reflection of my experiences on my trip, and my criticism lies with the treatment of Palestinian civilians by the state of Israel, no more and no less...

16:41

Firing of Philippine Navy Chief: Business interests may have prevailed over the welfare of the nation Courting Chinese money; South China Sea For Sale? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said on Monday that business interest may have prevailed over the welfare of the nation in the Philippine Navys frigate acquisition project. File

By Audrey Morallo (philstar.com) January 15, 2018 9:58pm

MANILA, Philippines The P18-billion Navy modernization contract, blamed as the reason why former Navy Flag Officer in Command Ronald Joseph Mercado was relieved, may have involved the business interest of the contractor, an opposition lawmaker said in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Gary Alejano (Magdalo) said that it was odd that Malacaang got involved in the issue and stressed the removal from office of the head of a major service of the military such as the Navy could be done only with the imprimatur of President Rodrigo Duterte.

He asked who was backing HHI in the presidential palace and wondered if some unscrupulous people had already financially benefited from the questionable deal.

Why should the Navy explain to Sec. Bong Go (special assistant to the president) why Thales Tacticos was chosen despite the lobby for Hanwha Systems? Does Sec. Bong Go know the technical specifications and needs of the Navy more than it which did thorough research on the frigate? Alejano said.

READ:  Lorenzana lost trust in sacked Navy chief

Alejano also connected the Navy acquisition issue, which could cost the government around P18 billion, to the stance of the administration on the dispute in the West Philippine Sea.

The Philippines, under Duterte, has forged closer ties w...

16:41

Cops raid local park and arrest more than a dozen people for feeding the homeless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In spite of the myriad of stories over the years, in which police and governments across the United States have been exposed as tyrants, cities and their armed agents continue to persecute good people who help those less fortunate than them. The latest case of police oppressing those who'd dare to help the homeless comes out of El Cajon, California this week in which more than a dozen good Samaritans were arrested. In October of last year, the El Cajon City Council unanimously voted to ban the act of sharing food on city-owned property. This ban was put in place for the ostensible purpose of preventing the spread of hepatitis A. While the government held the fear of hep A over everyone's head as a reason to not share food, their hypocrisy was revealed in the details of the law. If a group of people attempts to hand out food as a charitable act, they are in violation of the law and are subject to arrest. However, if a group of people hands out food for non-charitable acts-such as birthday parties, group events, etc.-then they are not in violation of the law and are not subject to arrest.

16:40

Turning Kings Dream Into A Nightmare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It has become a day to celebrate ourselves for overcoming racism and fulfilling Kings dream. It is a day filled with old sound bites about little black children and little white children that, given the state of America, would enrage King. Most of our great social reformers, once they are dead, are kidnapped by the power elite and turned into harmless props of American glory. King, after all, was not only a socialist but fiercely opposed to American militarism and acutely aware, especially at the end of his life, that racial justice without economic justice was a farce. Kings words have been appropriated by the people who rejected him in the 1960s, said Professor James Cone, who teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York and who wrote the book Martin & Malcolm & America.

16:38

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Have a safe, thoughtful and peaceful holiday, folks.
"Two excerpts of Martin Luther King's last speech. He delivered it on April 3, 1968, 
at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, King was assassinated.

16:37

Belize imposes offshore oil moratorium to protect reefs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The government of Belize halted all exploration for oil in its territorial waters from Dec. 29, becoming one of the first developing countries to turn away from oil in favor of protecting the ocean environment. This is truly The Peoples Law, Janelle Chanona, vice president of the NGO Oceana in Belize, said in a report by teleSUR. Belizeans have remained steadfast in their opposition to offshore oil since they became aware that marine assets were at risk of irreversible damage from the offshore oil industry. That opposition began in earnest when the government shared its plans for oil exploration near the Belize Barrier Reef. At that point, WWF started a campaign during which 450,000 people emailed the government about offshore drilling, according to an article at Quartz. Belize is a small country making a mighty commitment to putting the environment first, Nadia Bood, a WWF reef scientist, said in the Quartz article. A stingray in Belize. Photo by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay. The Belize Barrier Reef System Reserve has been a UNESCO world heritage site for more than two decades. The 300-kilometer (186-mile) stretch of coral in the Caribbean Sea is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second in size only to Australias Great Barrier Reef. It is home to turtles, crocodiles and manatees among the roughly 1,400 species found in Belizes reefs. Such wildlife is a huge draw for tourists, who contribute about 10 percent of the countrys gross domestic product, according to Quartz. The Guardian reports that 50 percent of Belizes

16:36

Benjamin Fulford Report (Excerpt): "Tensions Rise Between Bloodlines" -- January 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Tensions rise between bloodlines and Illuminati as final showdown looms for U.S. corporate government

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
2018-01-15



Global tensions are rising visibly, as the petrodollar-funded U.S. corporate government faces a January 18th start of gold-backed yuan-denominated oil trading, even while its still-unfunded January 31st payment deadline looms.

One sign of this extreme tension came last week when a missile from a cabal submarine was stopped from hitting Hawaii and the submarine was sunk, Pentagon sources say. Media outlets around the world have reported that Hawaiian residents all received the following warning on their mobile phones: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII, SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A DRILL, but later this was reported to be a false alarm. It was notit was an attempt by the cabal to blame the attack on North Korea and use it as a trigger for their long-desired World War III, CIA sources say.

The attack was followed by an increase in earthquakes and volcanic activity which may be an attack on potential submarine bases in Chile, Peru, Papua, New Guinea, or underwater, the Pentagon sources continue. U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency official Paul Laine has previously told this writer that numerous underwater bases exist. These bases now appear to be under systematic attack.

Meanwhile, as this report was being written, a person claiming to be His Excellency His Royal Highness (H.E. HRH) Ernest Rauthschild, Royal Prime Minister of The United States of North America contacted this writer to claim, The Federal U.S./USA comes under the USNA. He went on to state that the galactics were now arriving to enforce his claim. He provided extensive documentation to back his claims, to which we have linked below w...

16:36

Massive flu outbreak? Heres the real story the media wont touch. The lies, the hoax, the scandal. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massive flu outbreak? Heres the real story the media wont touch. The lies, the hoax, the scandal.

I covered part of the scandal the other day, but here Ill give you much more.

By Jon Rappoport

In case you havent been following the uproar over the flu outbreak, youve missed the fact that

Health authorities admit this years flu vaccine is only 10% effective.

But of course, they urge you to take the vaccine anyway.

Why is this years vaccine ineffective? Because its made using chicken eggs, and researchers have discovered that the flu viruswhich is placed in the vaccinemutates in chicken eggs.

Therefore, by the time a person takes the flu shot, hes not being protected against this years seasonal flu virus. Hes being protected against a mutated virus that isnt causing the flu this year.

This is the conventional explanation. If you think its the whole story, I have condos for sale on the moon.

You see, vaccines have been made using chicken eggsnot just this yearbut for the past 70 years.

Oops.

That would mean the flu vaccine has been ineffective for decades.

Healthline.com: The majority of flu vaccines are grown in chicken eggs, a method of vaccine development thats been used for 70 years.

But wait. Theres more. Much more. Ill break it down into several scandals.

SCANDAL ONE (I covered this the other day): Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), reveals a monstrosity.

As Doshi states, every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.

So they dont have the flu.

Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldnt possibly prevent all those flu cases that arent flu cases.

The vaccine couldnt possibly work.

The vaccine isnt designed to prevent fake flu, unless pigs can fly.

Heres the exact quote from Peter Doshis BMJ review, Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease (BMJ 2013; 346:f3037):

even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the flu problem because most flu appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of....

16:35

Philippines: Government Shutdown of Media Group Right Out of Marcos Playbook A weaponization of state regulator processes. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Liberal Party senators led the criticism of the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the registration of online news website Rappler.
Senate/PRIB, File
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By Audrey Morallo (philstar.com) January 15, 2018 6:18pm

MANILA, Philippines   A barrage of criticisms greeted the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke the registration of news outfit Rappler over allegations that it violated the Constitution and the countrys anti-dummy law.

Many of the critical reactions color the SEC decision as an affront to the constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of the press and of speech in the country, a charge that Malacaang denies.

Sen. Risa Hontiveros described the revocation of the news websites registration as pure harassment and an attack on press freedom and urged it to hold the line.

She described the move as Marcosian taken straight out of the dictators playbook.

I urge the public and all media practitioners to defend press freedom and the right to speak the truth to power, Hontiveros said in a statement on Twitter.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, who claimed in a national speech that Rappler was foreign owned, said that the revocation of the news websites registration was meant to muzzle the few remaining independent media outfits in the country.

It would also send a chilling message to other media entities to force them to tow the Administrations propaganda lines, the opposition senator said in a statement.

Malacaang however denied this, and said this could not be seen as an attack on media organizations in the country as it was the 1987 Constitution that barred foreign ownership.......

16:35

WATCH: NYPD Cops Go Crazy, Beat Down, Taser Man Over Failure to Use Turn Signal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NYPD cops were captured on video escalating a minor traffic stop into a gang-style beating in all stemming from a turn signal.

16:35

Ray McGovern: 'The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate
By Ray McGovern
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16:33

Snow blankets parts of central and northern Greece (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A weather front called 'Theseus' has brought a wave of cold and wet weather to Greece. Many central and northern parts of the country have been covered by a blanket of snow as temperatures have plummeted. In Thessaly heavy snowfall has created problems on roads. In areas of high altitude in the region of Larisa, Volos and Trikala snow ploughing vehicles are working overtime to clear the roads.

16:33

Yemeni activist freed after five months in Houthi prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Hisham al-Omeisy was arrested in August and held without charge or trial by Houthi rebels

Racism-O-Rama "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Racism-O-Rama
by James Howard Kunstler

"The New York Times worked itself into a fugue state this morning of the MLK holiday with a front-page orgy of reproving headlines: [Charles] Blow: Trump is a Racist, Period; Donald Trumps Racism, the Definitive List; Im Not a Racist, Trump says, as DACA Hopes Dim; In Trump Remarks, Black Churches See a Nation Backsliding.

I suspect these are not so much the cries of a people yearning for redress of unfair laws - as was the case in 1963 when Martin Luther King led the now-hallowed march on Washington against the Jim Crow regime in Dixieland - but the hue and cry of a political machine desperate for attention that has otherwise run out of principles and purposes.

Donald Trump is certainly a vulgar fellow of questionable intelligence, and the country might be better off with someone else in the White House, but where exactly would that leave black America? Were not going to re-run the civil rights campaign of the 1960s, which culminated in explicit federal laws that abolished the southern states Jim Crow laws.

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16:32

Broken TLS certificate pinning in VTech DigiGo Kid Connect app "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Summer of Pwnage on Jan 15

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Sipke Mellema, September 2017

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16:31

New Reporting Platform Sheds Light on Venezuelas Mining Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

South American country's dangerous bet on large-scale mining threatens pristine Amazon region

16:30

David Wilcock on Fade to Black with Jimmy Church "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

David Wilcock

Corey Goode ended up in the ER minutes before showtime he was scheduled to talk about his 26 page document that was about to be published on Divine Cosmos Jimmy got the text 20 minutes into the broadcast and immediately reached out to David Wilcock to jump in and cover for Corey which he did.

What resulted was this broadcast David and Jimmy walk and talk through the highlights and discuss Coreys latest update in what may be the most important show of the year and its only January.

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16:30

Day 87.1 Was Nellie Ohr Key in Uranium One? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Day 87.1 Was Nellie Ohr Key in Uranium One? Video George Webb Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! Video Source

The post Day 87.1 Was Nellie Ohr Key in Uranium One? (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:30

This is Chiraq: 16 people wounded in MLK Day weekend shootings "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This was the stat when I scheduled this post on Sunday afternoon. Dont be surprised if the number is higher on Monday morning. From MyFoxChicago: At least 16 people have been wounded by gunfire across Chicago since the start of Continue reading

16:29

In America, Prisoners With Money Can Pay For Nicer Stay "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Justice in this country has always been for the privileged. The nations criminal courts are particularly punitive toward those who are too poor to afford bail, represented by overworked public defenders or simply not rich enough to mount an affluenza defense. From arrest to conviction, wealth and whiteness are precious assets for any defendant in a system that favors both. Numerous jurisdictions profit off fines and fees that nickel and dime the poor into debtors prisons. And then there are Southern Californias pay-to-stay jails, which offer more monied inmates nicer accommodations in exchange for cash. The price to stay in one of these city jails can run the gamut from $25 a day in La Verne to just over $250 in Hermosa Beach.

16:29

Adminer <= v4.3.1 Server Side Request Forgery "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by apparitionsec on Jan 15

[+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)
[+] Website: hyp3rlinx.altervista.org
[+] Source: http://hyp3rlinx.altervista.org/advisories/ADMINER-UNAUTHENTICATED-SERVER-SIDE-REQUEST-FORGERY.txt
[+] ISR: apparition security

Vendor:
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www.adminer.org

Product:
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Adminer <= v4.3.1

Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured database management tool written in PHP. Conversely to phpMyAdmin, it...

16:28

Authentication bypass in Kaseya VSA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Securify B.V. on Jan 15

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Kin Hung Cheng, Robert Hartshorn, May 2017

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A security vulnerability was found in Kaseya VSA that allows users to...

16:28

US To Create 30,000-Strong Border Force In Syria, Outraging Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The US-led coalition forces in Syria have announced their intention to create a new 30,000 man border force in northern Syria, along the border between Syria and Turkey. The force is expected to predominantly be Kurdish, but also include some Arab fighters. Spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon confirmed that the inaugural class of border fighters were already []

The post US To Create 30,000-Strong Border Force In Syria, Outraging Turkey appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

16:27

Vulkan 1.0.68 Published "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Coming just over one week since Vulkan 1.0.67 is now the Vulkan 1.0.68 graphics/compute programming specification update...

16:27

Russia: Conservative Christian TV station offers 'sodomites' a one-way ticket to California "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Russian television channel has offered any sodomite their dream come true. A chance to get away from all the bigotry of a Christian country and enjoy living out deviance in a more open, gay friendly society, California. Since the offer was made they have received both criticism and pleas for help. The following clip taken from said channel has the story with transcript below.

16:27

Google removes 60+ fake game apps displaying porn ads from Google Play "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Google has removed some 60+ game apps from Google Play, as they were found to contain code that either delivered inappropriate and pornographic ads, attempted to trick users into installing fake security apps or into signing up for (paid) premium services. About the apps The offending apps have been first flagged by Check Point researchers, who named the threat AdultSwine. The threat posed as different game apps Drawing Lessons Angry Birds, Temple Crash Jungle More

16:27

Wall Street Whistleblower: Bill Gates & Warren Buffett Should Worry About FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Former investment banker and Wall Street whistleblower Charles Ortel warns billionaire titans such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett should worry about the FBI investigating the Clinton Foundation. 

Charles Ortel writes in LifeZette:

The FBI agents and forensic accountants probing the Clinton Foundation must go all the way back to Oct. 23, 1997, and examine precisely how a public charity, organized to hold federal records of the Clinton presidency, somehow evolved by 2002 to fight HIV/AIDS internationally, plus a raft of additional tax-exempt purposes that were never properly authorized in the foundations Articles of Incorporation. []

Big trouble for big donors to the Clintons. Without access to a Nov. 18, 2004, agreement signed by the Clinton Foundation, investigators will not know the foundation is required to remain a public charity as long as federal records of the Clinton presidency are kept in its Little Rock, Arkansas, presidential library. []

Then further note that as of Nov. 2, 2013, the Clinton Foundation violated its presidential library agreement with the National Archives by amending its bylaws to create Class A and Class B directors.[]

This fact has yet to be shared as required with all of the regulators in all of the states where the Clintons solicit charitable contributions, perhaps because the amendments gave Class A directors unchallenged authority to dominate the Clinton Foundation. The amendments specifically named as Class A directors Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton.

Starting in 2001, the Gates Foundation made numerous donations to the Clinton Foundation and its affiliates as can be seen through careful review of Gates Foundation public filings. []

Why have the Gates and Buffett worked so closely with a set of charities whose public record is so deeply flawed and that now is under investigation by the FBI and IRS?

Ortel hints both Gates and Buffett could soon be looped into the FBIs investigation of Clinton Foundation donors.

Ortels piece comes amid reports by The Hills John Solomon about the FBI launching a new investigation into the Cl...

16:26

Seagate Media Server allows deleting of arbitrary files and folders "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Summer of Pwnage on Jan 15

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Yorick Koster, September 2017

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Seagate Personal Cloud is a consumer-grade...

16:25

Martin Luther King Supporters Are Still Dreaming of the Day When "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a reformer, minister, civil rights leader and a revolutionary. Although, his legacy continues to echo throughout history, unfortunately, many King supporters are still dreaming of a day when. His theology and philosophy were influenced by the black churchs social gospel, which sought to eliminate societal problems based on Christian ethics []

The post Martin Luther King Supporters Are Still Dreaming of the Day When appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

16:24

How Britain Could Change Its Mind About Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nigel Farage, the former UK Independence Party leader, now says that the June 2016 Brexit referendum could be overturned. He's right, and the first requirement is to dispel the aura of inevitability surrounding Britain's withdrawal from Europe.

Trump Supporters Demand Arrest Of London Mayor Sadiq Khan "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Update to this story. Via Sky News: Supporters of US President Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan, calling for the London Mayor to be arrested. Mr Khan was about to start speaking to the Fabian Society in London when he was disrupted by protesters from a group called the White Pendragons, who []

16:23

Security audit of SoftEther VPN finds 11 security vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A security audit of the widely used SoftEther VPN open source VPN
client and server software [1] has uncovered 11 remote security
vulnerabilities. The audit has been commissioned by the Max Planck
Institute for Molecular Genetics [2] and performed by Guido Vranken
[3]. The issues found range from denial-of-service resulting from
memory leaks to memory corruption.

The 80 hour security audit has relied extensively on the use of
fuzzers [4], an approach that has proven its worth earlier with the
discovery of several remote vulnerabilities in OpenVPN in June of 2017
[5]. The modifications made to the SoftEther VPN source code to make
it suitable for fuzzing and original code written for this project are
open source [6]. The work will be made available to Googles OSS-Fuzz
initiative [7] for continued protection of SoftEther VPN against
resolves all discovered security vulnerabilities is available for
download immediately [8].

[1] https://www.softether.org/
[2] https://www.molgen.mpg.de/2168/en
[3] https://guidovranken.wordpress.com/
[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzing
[5] https://guidovranken.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/the-openvpn-post-audit-bug-bonanza/
[6] https://github.com/guidovranken/SoftEtherVpn-Fuzz-Audit
[7] https://github.com/google/oss-fuzz/blob/master/README.md
[8] http://www.softether.org/5-download/history

16:22

Experimental XDG-Shell Support For Mir's Wayland Support "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Mir's Wayland support continues being hacked on and now being tackled is support for the XDG-Shell protocol...

16:21

Mandalay Bay security guards, employees, say they dont know who Jesus Campos or Steve Schuck is: Report "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Authorities caught in another lie after Mandalay Bay security staff leak the fact that none of them know Jesus Campos or Steve Schuck

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) Investigative reporter Jake Morphonois recently stayed at the Mandalay Bay where he met hotel security and maintenance staff who later told him off property that they do not know who Jesus Campos or Steve Schuck is.

Morphonios claims his sources maintain that there were less than 20 security guards on the payroll around the time of the shooting, all of whom know each other.

They security guards dont know who Jesus Campos is, Morphonios explained. They have no idea who this guy is, that we are being told was a Mandalay Bay security guard that went to the rescue.

Campos and Schuck are best known for there one-time media appearance on The Ellen Show in mid-October where they offered limited information.

Morphonios also claims to have interviewed someone who was working in the camera control room on the night of the shooting who Morphonios says is still terrified after seeing what actually occurred.

They wouldnt even tell me what they saw, he said. They just told me that what they saw has put them in fear.

Astonishingly, all of this dovetails with information obtained in late October by investigative reporter Laura Loomer which shows that Jesus Campos was not listed in the hotels employee database.

However, while all of this was questioned at the time, it was hard to put two and two together to form a solid theory, one that suggests both Campos and Schuck were either undercover F.B.I. agents assigned to mitigate a credible threat known to the agency at the time or were agency actors doctored up by counter intelligence expert and F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge of the Oct. 1 massacre Aaron Rouse.

Additionally, Crowdsource the Truths Jason Goodman interviewed a Mandalay Bay security guard assigned to the 32nd-floor on Nov. 11, 2017, who told him that he did not know Campos either.

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16:19

Man suspected of rape & killing spree detained in Russia as he prepared to flee the country "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Police have arrested a man suspected in a series of murders and rapes of women spanning a period of 22 years in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg. The man was about to flee the country, police say. The news was broke Monday by Russian Interior Ministry, which said the suspect is a Ekaterinburg local born in 1970. He is being detained over a string of killings and rapes from 1992 to 2014 in different parts of the city. In order to catch the suspect, nearly 17,000 people were questioned over the last eight years. Investigators are now trying to establish whether the accused could have committed other crimes.

16:18

French citizens group demands Russia repay 53bn imperial debt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A group of French citizens holding eurobonds issued by the Russian Empire in the 19th century is demanding the Kremlin repay the debt, says a report by Radio France Internationale (RFI). In 1867, Russian Railways launched government bonds guaranteed by gold. They were worth a total of 15 billion francs, the equivalent of 53 billion (US$65 billion) today. Now, 400,000 descendants of the investors are demanding repayment, according to the RFI. After the socialist revolution in Russia, Vladimir Lenin issued a decree to write off the debts of the Russian Empire.

16:18

Jon Rappoport: Medical Research Using Animals; a Scandal Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Breaking: medical research using animals; a scandal exposed

Medical research using animals---a scandal exposed

A TB vaccine-booster ineffective...and the vaccine raises the risk of getting TB


By Jon Rappoport

---Don't expect major media to cover this story with any fervor. Don't expect mainstream reporters to dig down below the surface of the story. If they did, a huge pillar of the medical cartel would crack and collapse---

In the 1990s, I met several researchers who opened my eyes to the fallacies involved in animal research.

This wasn't only about the intense cruelty against lab animals. It was about fake science. It was about wrongly assuming studies on animals could be translated to humans.

Now, the edges of a scandal are coming to light.

From medpagetoday.com: "An investigative report, published late Wednesday in The BMJ, raises new concerns about the overall quality of animal research and the misrepresentation of findings from animal studies."

"The investigation focused on animal studies which led to the 2009 phase IIB clinical trial of the tuberculosis vaccine booster MVA85A."

"Nearly 2,800 infants in South Africa got the booster, which failed to increase the effectiveness of the conventional anti-TB Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine."

"Tuberculosis experts told The BMJ's Deborah Cohen that the researchers who conducted the infant trial, from Oxford University, cherry-picked results from their MVA85A animal studies to gain approvals and funding, and downplayed negative results from a small trial in rhesus macaque monkeys which suggested that the booster actually reduced the effectiveness of the BCG vaccine."

"A 2015 independent systematic review of eight MVA85A animal studies published from 2003 to 2010 concluded that the data did not provide evidence to support MVA85A's efficacy as a BCG booster."
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16:17

[SECURITY] [DSA 4086-1] libxml2 security update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Jan 15

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Package : libxml2
CVE ID : CVE-2017-15412
Debian Bug :...

16:15

Disclosure Presentations From Laura Eisenhower, Michael Salla, Niara Isley & More! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Newly released full video presentations from the Eclipse of Disclosure conference last Summer. If you were unable to attend the event on Mount Shasta now is you chance to see the presentations!

Laura Eisenhower Eclipse of Disclosure Mt. Shasta 2017

Laura Eisenhower presentation at the Eclipse of Disclosure event in Mount Shasta, California 8/21/17

Jordan Sather

Jordan Sather presentation at the Eclipse of Disclosure event in Mount Shasta, California 8/21/17

Dr. Michael Salla Secret Space Programs

Dr. Michael Salla presentation at the Eclipse of Disclosure event in Mount Shasta, California 8/21/17

Niara Isley Consciousness Initiative

Niara Isley presentation at the Eclipse of Disclosure event in Mount Shasta, California 8/21/17

The Event Chronicle Editors Note: Niara Isley has an excellent book titled Facing the Shadow, Embracing the Light: A Journey of Spirit Retrieval and Awakening. I highly recommend this book if youre interested in learning more about the Secret Space Program.

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16:14

Palestine: Abbas Calls Israel a Colonial Project Unrelated to Judaism "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Rewriting history, Abbas calls Israel a colonial project unrelated to Judaism

In speech ignoring Jewish ties to holy land, PA head implies European Jews chose to die in Holocaust rather than go to Palestine; claims Ben-Gurion forced Mideast Jews to Israel

Today, 12:55 pm

Source: Times of Israel | By DOV LIEBER



Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday night implied European Jews during the Holocaust chose to undergo murder and slaughter over emigration to British-held Palestine, and alleged that the State of Israels first prime minister David Ben-Gurion imported Jews from Yemen and Iraq to the country against their will.

The Palestinian leader further asserted that the State of Israel was formed as a colonial project that has nothing to do with Judaism to safeguard European interests.

The PA leader delivered a mini-lecture on his understanding of the history of Zionism on Sunday, claiming the Jewish state deliberately stirred trouble in Arab countries in order to forcibly move Middle Eastern Jews into the sparsely populated nascent state.

Abbas, in his address, made no mention of the Jews historic presence and periods of sovereignty in the holy land. Israel is the only place where the Jews have ever been sovereign or sought sovereignty.

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16:14

[SECURITY] [DSA 4087-1] transmission security update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Jan 15

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Package : transmission
CVE ID : not yet available

Tavis...

16:13

Because Mr Trump Your Country Caused These Shitholes "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

FINIAN CUNNINGHAM | 15.01.2018 | FEATURED STORY Because Mr Trump Your Country Caused These Shitholes US President Trumps outrageous remarks on various poor nations calling them shitholes not only reveal a heartless racist. Donald Trump also shows himself to be appallingly ignorant. What does it say about our world when the leader of supposedly the []

16:13

Multiple vulnerabilities in VTech DigiGo allow browser overlay attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Summer of Pwnage on Jan 15

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16:12

Arbitrary file read in Kaseya VSA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Securify B.V. on Jan 15

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Kin Hung Cheng, Robert Hartshorn, May 2017

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16:10

Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why doesn't Amnesty International address the reckless and irresponsible acts of the US government that are violating the rights of people in numerous countries and pushing the world into nuclear war? Instead, there have been times when Amnesty International aligns with Washington's propaganda against Washington's victims.

16:10

The Origin of the Separation of Church and State "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Origin of the Separation of Church and State by Jeff Thomas  International Man Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war,...

The post The Origin of the Separation of Church and State appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:08

Signs and Portents: Two-headed snake found outside Branson, Missouri "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A two-headed snake or is it snakes? found this fall by a southwestern Missouri teenager is now on display at a hatchery outside Branson, the Missouri Department of Conservation announced Friday. The unusual reptile, a nonvenomous western rat snake, was found in October by Terry Lowery under the deck of his family's home in Hurley, about 45 minutes south of Hurley, according to the department. After the family took photographs of the young dual-headed snake, they contacted the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, and zoo staff forwarded them to the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery operated by the Department of Conservation. The hatchery near Branson is primarily a trout-raising facility producing hundreds of thousands of trout a year, but its staff agreed to observe the snake.

16:08

Poe: Colour Plate 6. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Illustrations to Tales of Mystery and Imagination, by Edgar Allen Poe, by Harry Clarke, 1919.  Click for full size.

16:07

Mesa Gets Patches For EGL_ANDROID_blob_cache "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An Intel open-source developer has sent out a set of patches implementing the EGL ANDROID_blob_cache extension for Mesa...

16:05

Broken TLS certificate validation in VTech DigiGo browser "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Summer of Pwnage on Jan 15

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Sipke Mellema, September 2017

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16:05

US forcing Europe to abandon Russian gas & buy more expensive American LNG Lavrov "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

RT | January 15, 2018 The United States is afraid of fair competition in the energy sector, and is hampering the implementation of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. There is reprisal in the energy sector against North Stream 2. It is the US which is []

16:05

The role of trust in security: Building relationships with management and employees "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massive data breaches have become the new reality, and they confirm that one of the biggest challenges companies face when it comes to security: a companys biggest shortcomings are often not apparent until data breaches or other emergencies occur. As a result, adequately preparing for the worst and getting employees at every level of the company to give security the attention that it needs remain the key priorities for chief security officers. Bridging the gap More

16:04

Chinese Yuan at Two-Year High Against Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Loosening of controls that had propped up the yuan does little in the face of broad dollar weakness

Jan. 15, 2018 12:19 a.m. ET

The Chinese yuan hit its strongest level against the faltering U.S. dollar in two years, even as authorities in Beijing loosen controls meant to prop up the yuan.

The Peoples Bank of China on Monday morning strengthened the daily fix by the most in three months. In China, the yuan is allowed to move 2% higher or lower than this setting.

The yuan appreciated as much as 0.7% to 6.4168 to the dollar, its strongest since December 2015, before closing up 0.3% at 6.4417, according to official rates from the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. In Hong Kong, where the currency trades freely around the clock, the yuan strengthened 0.3% to 6.4314 to the dollar.

During the past few months, the central bank has loosened policy measures that had supported the yuanand caused losses for hedge funds that had bet against the currency in anticipation of a sharp economic slowdown in China.

The loosening has done little to stop the appreciation of the yuan against the dollar, given broader market expectations that the recently passed U.S. tax overhaul will swell the U.S. budget deficit and increase yields on Treasury bonds.

Other Asian currenciesincluding the Korean won, Singapore dollar and Thai bahthave been at or near multiyear highs against the dollar. And the ICE dollar index, which tracks the currencys strength against a basket of six others, was recently down 0.2% after hitting its lowest levels in more than three years Friday.

The yuans strength mostly reflects the dollars weakness, said Eric Robertsen, global head of foreign exchange, rates and credit research at Standard Chartered . Given the yuans behavior as the PBOC has tweaked policy to allow it to weaken, he said, there is probably some degree of resistance keeping it....

16:04

Trump willing to make DACA deal, but 'Democrats aren't going to make a deal" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

US President Donald Trump has denied being "racist" in the wake of a scandal and wide condemnation triggered by his alleged reference to Haiti and African nations as "s***holes" amid attempts to reach a deal on immigrant children. "I'm not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you," Trump told reporters on Sunday in Florida, where he was having dinner with Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The US leader said he is "willing and able" to reach a deal to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children. The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program shields those individuals, often called the Dreamers, from deportation.

16:03

Solidarity from Central Cellblock to Guantanamo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Brian Terrell, January 14, 2018

From War Is A Crime

On Thursday, January 11, the sixteenth anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was marked by a coalition of 15 human rights organizations gathered in Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House in Washington, DC. An interfaith prayer service was followed by a rally featuring song and poetry and addresses by activists from the sponsoring organizations, including attorneys for some of those detained at Guantanamo, few of these charged with any crime and some cleared for release years ago. Despite his declaration that In the dark halls of Abu Ghraib and the detention cells of Guantanamo, we have compromised our most precious values, President Obama failed to fulfill his promise to close the prison and days before his inauguration last year, Donald Trump tweeted, There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.

I participated in the days events as part of the Witness Against Torture community. This was our fourth day of fasting, reflection and action together and many of us wore orange jump suits and black hoods representing the 41 Muslim men still held there. After the rally, WAT performed a simple ritual, serving 41 cups of tea one at a time to detainees who each lifted their hood to accept their cup and take a sip before laying it down in a row on the sidewalk. The names of the men were spoken aloud and had been written on each of the styrofoam cups, remembering that drawing and writing on such cups has been one of few outlets for expression for many detainees.

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16:03

Bill Clinton Triggered, Denies Clinton Foundations Haiti Funds Were Used For Chelsea Wedding "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

chelsea and hillary clinton

Former President Bill Clinton lashed out on Twitter Saturday in response to accusations that daughter Chelsea Clinton used Clinton Foundation funds to pay for her wedding, calling it a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc, referring to son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky.

Bill was triggered after controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundations involvement in Haiti was rehashed following a tweet by Chelsea Clinton criticizing President Trumps alleged use of the word shithole in reference to several impoverished countries, including Haiti which the Clintons have a long and sordid history of screwing over.

In response to Chelsea Clintons tweet that Immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and the 54 countries in Africa likely helped build your buildings, conservative journalist Paul Joseph Watson brought up claims revealed in an email published by WikiLeaks that the Clinton Foundation used money designated for Haiti relief towards Chelsea Clintons wedding:

16:02

Saudi hotel to reopen after being used as princes' prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen have been held in the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh since November

16:01

Scientists Just Found Limitless Clean Water Reserves All Over Mars "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ANTIMEDIA)  The fanciful notion of human beings living on Mars grew one step closer to becoming a reality this week, as newly published images taken by NASAs Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) show that thick deposits of clean water ice more than 300 feet deep in some cases are buried just below the Red Planets surface.

The images, part of a study published Thursday in the journal Science, reveal that erosion has formed steep cliffs at several locations along Mars equator, where temperatures are warmer. The layers of ice are exposed on the cliff slopes, allowing researchers to judge the deposits size and purity.

Its like having one of those ant farms where you can see through the glass on the side to learn about whats usually hidden beneath the ground, Shane Byrne, one of the studys authors, told NBC News.

However, that water ice exists on Mars is no great revelation in itself. Scientists have long speculated as much, as National Geographic explained:

In 2002, the NASA Odyssey mission scanned the planet from orbit and detected signs of shallow ground ice at high latitudes. In 2008, the NASA Phoenix mission dug up water ice at its landing site near the Martian north pole.

And in late 2016, scientists using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found a buried ice sheet at Marss mid-latitudes that holds about as much water as Lake Superior.

The truly exciting part of the discovery is that these relatively pure layers of ice are so close to the planets surface. In some instances, they are just a few feet down, which makes the almost limitless water very accessible to human beings.

Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need,...

16:01

Theyre Putting Soy In Your Wires, Man "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive got a friend who tells me at every opportunity that soy is the downfall of humanity. Whatever ails us as a society, its the soy beans that did it. They increase violent tendencies, they make us fat and lazy, they run farmers out of business, and so on. He laments at how hard it is to find food that doesnt include soy in some capacity, and for a while was resigned to eating nothing but chicken hot dogs and bags of frozen peas; anything else had unacceptable levels of the Devils Bean. Overall hes a really great guy, kind of person who could fix anything with a roll of duct tape and a trip to the scrap pile, but you might think twice if he invites you over for dinner.

A column of soy soldiers stand at the ready.

So when he recently told me about all the trouble people are having with soy-based electrical wiring, I thought it was just the latest conspiracy theory to join his usual stories. I told him it didnt make any sense, theres no way somebody managed to develop a reliable soy-derived conductor. No, no, he says, not the conductor. They are making the insulation out of soy, and animals are chewing through it.

Now tha...

16:00

The new look Guardian launches today but will anything actually change? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Guardian re-invented itself today. Well, it changed its print format to tabloid and gave itself an online face-lift involving brightly-coloured menu and a new logo. Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief has an editorial announcing and explaining the changes which is not only embarrassingly self-aggrandising but also unintentionally revealing. She says: We have grounded our new editions in the qualities readers value most in Guardian journalism: clarity, in a world where facts should be sacred but are too often overlooked; imagination, in an age in which people yearn for new ideas and fresh alternatives to the way things are.We have thought carefully about how our use of typography, colour and images can support and enhance Guardian journalism. Indeed, colour and typography are the first things we look for in good journalism. But she continues: The masthead has a renewed strength and confidence to represent the Guardians place and mission in these challenging times. Guardian journalism itself will remain what it has always been: thoughtful, progressive, fiercely independent and challenging; and also witty, stylish and fun If this

16:00

CES 2018: The Rise of Drones "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Learn about new drones, smart home gadgets, and mesh networks in this live broadcast from the CES show floor Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

On the final day of CES in Las Vegas, IEEE Spectrum senior editor Stephen Cass interviewed Joe Lillie [PDF], a telecom consultant with BIZPHYX, about the dangers of automation and Lillies dream of using fewer devices to do more things.

Lillie also shared his observations from attending CES over the years, such as watching drones graduate from a novelty to a tool.

Five years ago, drones were sort of a standalone device. Almost a toy, he said. But there was anticipation there would be applications. Fast forward a couple of years and all of a sudden, we see drones synchronizedsix, seven together, dancing to the music.

Lillie figures, in a few more years, drones will be widely used to deliver everyday items to peoples homes within a few hours of when they place an online order.

He also acknowledged concerns about drone-based weapons, and whether such devices would be susceptible to hackers. What we always need to be aware of as developers is the potential misuse of a technology, he said. Every technology can be misused. Can that misuse be designed out of the technology? Thats the challenge for young engineers.

15:59

4 Chicago Shootings Over Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In Chicago, 17 people were shot, and one man was found dead over the weekend. The dead man was found unresponsive outside, on Jan. 14, 2018, in the West Pullman neighborhood. The man had wounds on his head, arms, and legs, according to police. Seventeen people were shot between Friday, Jan. 12, and Monday morning []

The post 4 Chicago Shootings Over Weekend appeared first on Guardian Liberty Voice.

15:59

President Trump Is Right: Huma Abedin, Crooked Hillary And James Comey All Belong In Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Trump Is Right: Huma Abedin, Crooked Hillary And James Comey All Belong In Prison | Trump-Coast-Guard-Photo-1024x684 | Government Corruption Politics Trump

[image: Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley]

If you mishandle classified documents, you go to prison.  That is how the law is written, and that is how the law is supposed to work.  But up until now top members of the Democratic Party have been immune from prosecution for mishandling classified documents even though evidence that they are guilty is publicly available for everyone to see.  Last Friday, we learned that there were classified documents among the 2,800 work-related emails on Anthony Weiners laptop.  Huma Abedin regularly forwarded documents to her husbands laptop, and every time she sent a classified document to his laptop it was a violation of federal law.

On Tuesday, President Trump got on Twitter and expressed his desire to see Huma Abedin sent to prison

Crooked Hillary Clintons top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others

President Trump is exactly correct.  Nobody is supposed to be above the law, and Huma Abedin is clearly guilty.

If she isnt prosecuted, then what is the point of even having any law to protect classified documents?

To say that Abedin was grossly negligent would be a severe understatement.  According to...

15:58

Coal seam gas expansion in Australia is linked to a dramatic rise in hospital admissions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The rapid expansion of the coal seam gas industry in Queenslands Darling Downs has been accompanied by a dramatic rise in local hospital admissions for circulatory and respiratory conditions, according to report by a local GP, published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies.

The GP, Geralyn McCarron, has called for a comprehensive investigation of the health impacts of the unconventional gas industry in Australia.

McCarron found that, between 2007 and 2014, hospital admissions for acute circulatory conditions increased by 133 percent in the Darling Downs area, rising from 2,198 to 5,141, and admissions for acute respiratory problems increased by 142 percent, from 1,257 to 3,051.

The GP reports that, over the same period, there was a huge increase in the amount of pollutants...

15:58

VIDEO: Israel Gives African Migrants 3 Months Leave Or Face Arrest And Prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Isreal is offering African African migrants, many of whom are there illegally, a choice: leave or face arrest and prison time.

Every country must guard its borders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Wednesday. The infiltrators have a clear choice cooperate with us and leave voluntarily, respectably, humanely and legally, or we will have to use other tools at our disposal, which are also according to the law.

Video produced by The Scoop for The Gateway Pundit:

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Isreal is giving African migrants 3 months to get out of the country

Israel is giving African migrants 3 months to get out of the country or else they will be arrested and face prison time.

Posted by Gateway Pundit on Monday, January 15, 2018

 

The post VIDEO: Israel Gives African Migrants 3 Months Leave Or Face Arrest And Prison appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:56

Code execution in Kaseya VSA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Securify B.V. on Jan 15

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15:54

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15:53

Chile: Update on the Situation of Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Tamara Sol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TAMARA_SOL

13.01.18: The latest information is that the comrade Tamara Sol made an escape attempt on January 12, 2018, leaving her with injuries caused by the latticework of razorwire and spikes that are mounted on the perimeter walls of the prison, as well as being assaulted by the prison guards.

Despite her wounds, the comrade has no life threatening injuries and after being held incommunicado in isolation, the comrade was transferred to Rancagua Prison, a prison that is notorious for its harsh conditions of confinement.

We will provide further updates as soon as more information becomes available.

Revolutionary Solidarity with Tamara Sol!

Strength, fortitude and tenacity for Tamara, her family and close friends!

In the face of the extermination centres and the torture of the prison guards: Riot and escape one thousand and one times!

(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)

15:47

Obama Lied and Argued Against Executive Amnesty, Then Lied and Said DACA Only Temporary, Now Lies and Calls Trump Racist for Scrapping DACA! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

You just couldnt trust a word Obama said!  Lying was his way of life.

As reported by Carter at TGP in September, Obama argued against Executive Amnesty at least 22 times

But Obama lied.  He didnt really believe what he was saying, he only hoped  Americans believed him.

A short time later, in June 2012,  Obama went on to push through his Executive Amnesty plan referred to as DACA.  During his announcement at the White House, Obama claimed that the law would be temporary

Effective immediately the Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people.  Over the next few months, eligible people who do not present a risk to national security or public safety will be able to request temporary relief from deportation proceedings and apply for work authorizations.  Now lets be clear, this is not amnesty.  This is not immunity.  This is not a path to citizenship.  This is not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stop-gap measure

But this too was a lie.  Obama never intended that his illegal amnesty for dreamers referred to as DACA to be short term.

Then after the Democrats lost the election, President Trump announced an end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to illegal immigrants who arrived in this country illegally with their lawbreaking parents or guardians.

Obama responded by playing the race card. 

Obama What a piece of work!

The post...

15:47

The Last Encounter with my Atheist Friend "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Originally posted on Poetry for Palestine:
A few day ago, I lost a dear friend, with whom I worked for supporting Palestine and the Palestinian cause. We also had deep existential discussions about meaning of life, God, faithetc. Unfortunately, for many years, he joined the crowd who accused me of antisemitism, however about a year

15:47

Ahed Tamimi should stay in prison because she might slap again Israeli ethicist "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

One month after she slapped a soldier in occupied Nabi Saleh, 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi faces a final bail hearing today at court.

Tamimi has been imprisoned since December 19 for the December 15 incident. The Israeli prosecution is trying to make Ahed Tamimi a terrorist.

And now Israels greatest ethical authority (not by me though), Professor Asa Kasher, has come to join the chorus.

Ahed Tamimi in Ofer military court, December 28, 2017. (Photo: Mariam Barghouti)

Yesterday, Kasher appeared as a commentator on Aheds case. In news coverage for the Dutch NOS Journaal, he is seen viewing a video of her slap (see link from 7:47).

Heres the text of his short interview:

Kasher: So she is permanently provocative. So I can understand the judge [who has so far not released Ahed on bail, unlike her cousin Nour, ed].

Interviewer: But shes a minor. How can she be dangerous?

Kasher: Dangerous in the sense that she can slap the slap another officer, and another Dangerous doesnt need to mean jeopardizing life. It means breaking law and order. I mean, not acting properly, to the extent that disturbs the people from accomplishing their missions.

Get it? Ahed has simply disturbed the soldiers from accomplishing their mission which had included shooting her cousin Mohammed in the face earlier that day, and occupying their village as they do daily. Thats dangerous because its a really important mission. And Ahed could slap again, and again. Who knows, one day she could come to slap the Chief of Staff, and then all hell would break loose.

But it is Asa Kasher who is far more dangerous than Ahed Tamimi. Because he is a kind of moral authority, and particularly where....

15:45

Becoming a Cosmic Citizen Sgt. Clifford Stone (US Army ET Interfacer / Empath) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sgt. Clifford Stone was groomed from an early age by the US Army for his Empathic / Telepathic abilities. After later entering the Army, he was channeled into a special program with the cover of Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Rapid Response Team, but that was just the excuse to pull him away from his regular duties on a moments notice and send him where needed for UFO Crash Retrieval missions, and especially for his ability to communicate Telepathically with any surviving Extraterrestrials captured by the Army. Clifford has many stories of his encounters with our Star Cousins, including the personal side communications he carried on with the Extraterrestrials while relaying the answers the commanding officers had requested. He says the officers always asked the wrong questions, and the private conversations were much more illuminating. Join us for some amazing insight into our Galactic Visitors, Cliffords insight into who they are, and what their reasons are for being here. This is a program you wont want to miss, so have your questions ready for Clifford Stone. This is likely to be one of his last interviews, so we are going to focus on his Extraterrestrial interactions.

Clifford Stone Facebook
Eyes Only Book
www.BecomingACosmicCitizen.com...

15:43

FlixGrab: This app allows you to download and save any Netflix video "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

You can now download and watch any Netflix video offline from anywhere around the world

The FreeGrabApp Team has come up with a new app that allows you to download and save entire Netflix serials, TV shows, documentaries, movies, music. You can now download and watch any Netflix video offline on any device without spending internet traffic, and without disturbing Netflix limitations.

The app known as FlixGrab has a totally new, easy to use and user-friendly interface. Considered as a massive leap forward in technology, FlixGrab allows you to choose the original quality video from Low Quality (240p) up to High Definition (HD 1080p or 720p). It supports downloading Dolby Digital Surround Audio 5.1. FlixGrab also supports multi-stream downloading, which allows you to download multiple videos simultaneously.

It allows automatic selection of the optimal voice quality, language and the bitrate. Besides this, it loads lists from a file and allows you to manage the downloading priority list. You can easily stop and resume the downloading process, select videos original language, and much more.

FlixGrab for Netflix by FreeGrabApp requires entering your Netflix account credentials (login and password). It will not work for you, if you dont have an active account on Netflix.

Once you login in the app, copy any Netflix video URL, paste it on the download bar, and then click the Download button. When you start a download, it shows a progress bar with the percentage that indicates how many minutes you need to wait for the download to finish. Once the download is completed, it generates a mini screenshot of the downloaded content. All you need to is click on play to watch it.

For more information on FlixGrab, you can visit FreeGrabApps official site.

The post FlixGrab: This app allows you to download and save any Netflix video appeared first on TechWorm.

15:42

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.

15:42

Mining Bitcoin in 2018 Means a Big Electric Bill "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Notes on the Trumpwashing Machine (Chris)

In the latest episode of their podcast Citations Needed, hosts Adam Johnson and Nima Shirazi argue against treating Donald Trump as anomalous from American history. They speak with Jon Schwarz of the Intercept about a favorite rhetorical tic of Russia-obsessed Democrats and centrist extremists.

Dem Support for Trump Surveillance Powers Proves Resistance Is Bullsh*t (Jimmy)

The author writes, This is a continuation of a standard trend in which Resistance leaders publicly claim that Trump is a traitor, an aspiring autocrat, a secret Nazi, dangerously incompetent and mentally ill, yet continue heaping godlike powers upon him anyway

US Supreme Court Will Hear Appeal in Texas Redistricting Case (Chris)

The courts decision comes after a three-judge panel in San Antonio federal court, led by Judge Xavier Rodriguez, ruled in August that Texas Republican lawmakers had discriminated against minority voters.

Jeremy Corbyn Tightens Grip on Labour as Left-Wingers Sweep NEC Election (Trevin)

The majority of decision-makers in the partys governing body are now pro-Corbyn, which could pave the way for significant changes to Labours rulebook.

Secret Money: How Trump Made Millions Selling Condos to Unknown Buyers (Jimmy)

The author writes, More than one-fifth of Donald Trumps US condominiums have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive, all-cash transactions that enable buyers to avoid legal scrutiny by shielding their finances and identities.

The post Mining Bitcoin in 2018 Means a Big Electric Bill appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.

15:42

Nuclear: We Are Standing On The Threshold Of Too Late "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Standing on the Threshold of Too Late
Nuclear: There will soon come a time when it is too late
World Telegram & Sun photo by Phil Stanziola, 1964 , ML King, cropped
In Dr. Martin Luther Kings Nobel Prize Lecture, October of 1964, he raises the alarm over nuclear weapons and the constant threat of annihilation by nuclear weapons, as an imminent cosmic elegy. Ignoring the nuclear threat does not alter the nature and risks of such war, he warns. [1] In his speech at the Riverside Church, one year before his death, he further warns that there is such a thing as too late. [2]

Today we stand on the threshold of too late, with regard to nuclear reactors, as well as nuclear weapons.
...

15:41

[SECURITY] [DSA 4085-1] xmltooling security update "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Jan 15

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CVE ID : CVE-2018-0486

Philip Huppert...

15:40

Media Bol Episode 32: Questions Arising Out Of The Recent Crisis in Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Urmilesh discusses the implications of the unprecedented press conference by four SC judges with Bhadra Sinha, senior assistant editor at Hindustan Times, and Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire.


Also read: Death of a Judge: What We Know, What We Dont Know


The post Media Bol Episode 32: Questions Arising Out Of The Recent Crisis in Supreme Court appeared first on The Wire.

15:40

British Army Recruitment Video Features Islamic Prayer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Via Daily Mail: The British Army has released a new advert showing a Muslim soldier praying as it defied critics of an inclusive recruitment campaign which critics have called politically correct. The new film, called Keeping My Faith, shows a soldier taking off his helmet and kneeling down in prayer while his comrades wait respectfully []

15:39

Outgoing Virginia governor fantasizes about punching out Trump during MSNBC interview "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Terry McAuliffe is leaving his post as Virginia governor, and he's going out swinging. The outgoing governor, to be succeeded by Democrat Ralph Northam this weekend, is so frustrated by reports that President Trump called Haiti a "s***hole" that he is challenging the commander-in-chief to a fight. "You would have to pick him up off the floor," McAuliffe said about his potential duel with Trump.

15:38

[security bulletin] HPESBHF03800 rev.1 - HPE Comware 7 MSR Routers, Remote Denial of Service and Local Elevation or Privilege "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Posted by security-alert on Jan 15

https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03800en_us

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: hpesbhf03800en_us
Version: 1

HPESBHF03800 rev.1 - HPE Comware 7 MSR Routers, Remote Denial of Service and
Local Elevation or Privilege

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as
soon as possible.

Release...

15:38

Namibia Torra conservancy lions moved again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Namibian Sun

Second move for Torra lions

The group of lions that caused major damage to livestock at the Torra Conservancy, now have to be moved again because they are not welcome in Erongo.

12 January 2018 | Environment

The environment ministry has responded to concerns by farmers in the Erongo Region following the translocation of four lions from the Kunene Region to a sanctuary near Omaruru.

The ministrys spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said following the death of 200 hundred small stock in the Torra Conservancy, Kunene Region in November 2017, it was found that a pride of between 10 and 15 lions was responsible.

 

Preliminary investigations confirmed at the time that the first rains that were received in the Kunene Region, resulted in the dispersal of the presence and movements of wild animals in the area making it difficult for lions and other predators to find their natural prey, Muyunda said in a statement. The ministry made a decision to capture and translocate the pride which was finally confirmed to only be eight animals.

According to Muyunda, the minister had no other option but to move these lions to areas where they will not cause any conflicts with people. An alternative was to destroy all the eight lions but this is always the last option.

Three private game farms or groups of game farmers had expressed an interest to keep lions. One, Erongo Mou...

15:38

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole New Petition and Information "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

Please Sign, Share and Talk about this, Letters to the press, please help to stop this plan in whatever way you can. Incredibly this mad, bad and dangerous plan has received far less media attention and discussion than the proposed Zip wires accross Thirlmere.  Why is that?  What is Going On?

The Petition can be signed here

The Full Petition Text is below.

Please do not let Cumbria be the first place in 30 years to open a deep coal mine in the UK. The proposed undersea coal mine under the beautiful coastline at St Bees would be five miles from Sellafield and five miles from the plan for new reactors (Moorside) at Beckermet. Coal mining is known to increase seismic activity.

Why is this important?

What People are Saying:

We are particularly concerned in regard to the potential impact upon the wider marine and coastal environment of the discharge

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15:36

Americans Celebrate Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office of the White House after the March on Washington, D.C.. * Left to Right Willard Wirtz, Matthew Ahmann, Martin Luther King, Jr (SCLC), John Lewis, Rabbi Joachin Prinz, Eugene Carson Blake, A. Philip Randolph, President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Walter Reuther (UAW), Whitney Young, Floyd McKissick. * Others not in order: Roy Wilkins (NAACP). Date 28 August 1963

US Congressman John Lewis @re...

15:34

[security bulletin] HPESBNS03804 rev.1 - HPE NonStop Server, Local Authentication Restriction Bypass "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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15:33

Eagle. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Two panels of eagles fishing and plunging into the rejuvenating spring.

Two panels of eagles fishing and plunging into the rejuvenating spring.

Text Translation:

Of the eagle. The eagle is so called because of the sharpness of its eyes, for it is said to be of such keen vision that it glides above the sea on unmoving wings, out of human sight, yet from such a height sees small fish swimmming below and, swooping down like a missile thrown from a siege engine, it seizes its prey on the wing and carries it to land. When the eagle grows old, however, its wings grow heavy, and its eyes grow dim. Then it seeks out a spring and, turning away from it, flies up into the atmosphere of the sun; there it sets its wings alight and, likewise, burns off the dimness in its eyes in the suns rays. Descending at length, it immerses itself in the spring three times; immediately it is restored to the full strength of its wings, the former brightness of its eyes.

In the same way, you, O man, with your old clothes and dim eyes, should seek the spiritual spring of the Lord and raise the eyes of your mind to God, the fount of righteousness, and your youth will be renewed like that of the eagle. It is also said of the eagle that that it exposes its young to the suns rays, holding them in its claws in mid-air. If any of them, struck by the light beating down from the sun, maintains a fearless gaze without damaging its sight, this is taken as proof that it has shown itself true to its nature. But if the young bird turns its eyes away from the rays it is rejected as unworthy of its kind and of such a father and, being unworthy of being begotten, it is considered unworthy of being reared. The eagle condemns it not in a harsh manner but with the honesty of a judge.

He does it, not as a father denying his own child, but as one rejecting anothers. seems to some, however, that the kindness of the common variety of the bird excuses the unkindness of its regal counterpart. The ordinary bird is called fulica, coot; in Greek, fene. Taking up the eaglet, abandoned or unacknowledged, the coot adds it to its brood, making it one of the family, with the same maternal devotion as it shows to its own chicks, and feeds and nourishes the eaglet and its own brood with equal attention. The coot, therefore, feeds anothers young, while we cast off our own with the cruelty of an enemy. For the eagle, even if it rejects its young, does...

15:30

Baghdad: Muslims murder at least 38 people in jihad/martyrdom suicide bombings during rush hour "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed. (Quran 9:111) The Islamic State has apparently not been completely eradicated from Baghdad and its environs. Double suicide attack kills dozens in Baghdad, TRTWorld, []

15:29

Daily Inspiration --- Non-violent through and through "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.

15:28

Irans protests: time to reform "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Without addressing head-on the drivers of the protests and pursuing popular reform, the Iranian leaders are only buying time until the next standoff between the state and the society.

Protesters took to the street in Iran to demand economic and political reforms. Picture by SalamPix/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images. All rights reserved. The protests in Iran seem to have died down, but if Iranian leaders fail to recognize that the status quo has become untenable and major reforms are unavoidable, they are only buying time until the next uprising, which could lead to greater instability.

It is easy for the leadership in Tehran to dismiss the outpouring of popular ire over economic and political stagnation. The latest protests were leaderless, too amorphous, too scattered, too provincial, and too shallow. Above all, they lacked a unifying objective. Protesters knew what they did not want, but differed on what they wanted. Slogans ranged from death to inflation to death to embezzlers to death to the dictator and give up on Syria! Think of us.

Conversely, the Islamic Republic remains too resilient, its leaderships resolve to cling to power too strong, the capacity of its parallel security organizations and paramilitary squads for coercion too fearsome, and its control over the airwaves and cyber arena too inviolable.

The Islamic Republic remains too resilient, its leaderships resolve to cling to power too strong

The three million demonstrators who marched silently on the streets of Tehran on June 15, 2009 shook the political system to its core, but failed to dislodge it. Despite Irans practiced capacity to surprise, it was nave to believe that tens of thousands of demonstrators, mainly outside the capital, could bring the current order to its knees in 2018.

Long-standing grievances

The story of what transpired on December 28th, 2017, in Mashhad, the si...

Irans protests: time to reform "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Without addressing head-on the drivers of the protests and pursuing popular reform, the Iranian leaders are only buying time until the next standoff between the state and the society.

Protesters took to the street in Iran to demand economic and political reforms. Picture by SalamPix/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images. All rights reserved. The protests in Iran seem to have died down, but if Iranian leaders fail to recognize that the status quo has become untenable and major reforms are unavoidable, they are only buying time until the next uprising, which could lead to greater instability.

It is easy for the leadership in Tehran to dismiss the outpouring of popular ire over economic and political stagnation. The latest protests were leaderless, too amorphous, too scattered, too provincial, and too shallow. Above all, they lacked a unifying objective. Protesters knew what they did not want, but differed on what they wanted. Slogans ranged from death to inflation to death to embezzlers to death to the dictator and give up on Syria! Think of us.

Conversely, the Islamic Republic remains too resilient, its leaderships resolve to cling to power too strong, the capacity of its parallel security organizations and paramilitary squads for coercion too fearsome, and its control over the airwaves and cyber arena too inviolable.

The Islamic Republic remains too resilient, its leaderships resolve to cling to power too strong

The three million demonstrators who marched silently on the streets of Tehran on June 15, 2009 shook the political system to its core, but failed to dislodge it. Despite Irans practiced capacity to surprise, it was nave to believe that tens of thousands of demonstrators, mainly outside the capital, could bring the current order to its knees in 2018.

Long-standing grievances

The story of what transpired on December 28th, 2017, in Mashhad, the si...

15:26

BOOK: Justice Antonin Scalia Praised Donald Trumps Presidential Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Prior to his untimely death, Justice Antonin Scalia revealed to Bryan Garner, author of the book Nino and Me, that he spoke favorably of Donald Trumps presidential campaign.

Wall Street Journal reports:

Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank, said the late jurists literary collaborator, Bryan Garner, a legal dictionary editor who spent two weeks in 2016 traveling with Justice Scalia through several Asian countries.

The justice thought well of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose campaign for the Republican nomination stalled, said Mr. Garner, whose memoir of a decadelong friendship, Nino and Me, comes out Tuesday. But he was fascinated by the fact that Trump was so outspoken in an unfiltered way, and therefore we were seeing something a little more genuine than a candidate whose every utterance is airbrushed, Mr. Garner said in an interview.

Garner told the Wall Street Journal that Scalia would have most likely approved of President Trumps judicial nominations.

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Scalia at the United States Supreme Court.

On April 10th, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice.

As The Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft reported, Scalia was found dead last Feburary at the Cibolo Creek Creek Ranch in Texas.

Justice Scalia was found with a pillow over his head.

Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, a Democrat, acknowledged that she pronounced Scalia dead by phone, without seeing his body.

The post BOOK: Justice Antonin Scalia Praised Donald Trumps Presidential Campaign appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:26

Russia, Turkey & Syria Condemn US Creation Of Kurdish Border Force "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I covered the border force creation January 7/2018 US Plans to Recognize Annexed Syrian Territory as Kurdish. And had actually thought about doing a reminder post yesterday on this news, but, decided against it out of fear of being to repetitive.
 Clearly the US is making preparations to officially recognize the annexed Syrian territory- which was always THE PLAN! As has been stated here repeatedly.  No gibberish about a plan a/plan b was presented here- THE PLAN has been to remake the region. Balkanize Syria.
Replaying Kosovo.

Last week, it was reported that a new 'North Syrian Army' which included SDF formations and backed by the US-led coalition, was being created to carry out 'border security duties' in territories under their control.
Damascus has voiced its opposition to the US presence and operations on Syrian territory, including Rojava, saying that it does not accord with the principles of international law, including respect for Syria's territorial integrity. The Syrian government has insisted that US operations inside Syria are illegal, since they were never invited into the country by Damascus.

Go back to December 30/2017: 

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Sees U.S Civilian Presence Increasing in Syria

Mattis said :"What we will be doing is shifting from what I would call an offensive, shifting from an offensive terrain-seizing approach to a stabilizing [effort]...you'll see more U.S. diplomats on the ground," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon."Shifting from an OFFENSIVE, TERRAIN- SEIZING APPROACH...."

Penny said:  Land grabbing. As stated for years now. For that Greater Israel..

 The term border force is a manipulative, perception management term chosen to obfuscate the fact that the US is creating an occupying army to hold on to the Syrian territory anne...

15:24

Thousands flee as Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Thousands fled their homes in terror as lava oozed from a rumbling Philippine volcano today - as experts warned this 'quiet eruption' could lead to a hazardous in the next few days, spewing lava and hot rocks at 60mph. Lava is slowly flowing out of the Mayon volcano's crater along with a spectacular 1,000 metre (3,280 foot) ash plume rising into the sky, the nation's volcanology institute said. More than 12,000 people have been ordered to evacuated from a seven kilometre (four mile) danger zone around the crater, as officials warned them of potentially destructive mudflows and toxic clouds. It is considered the nation's most active volcano

15:24

The Electoral Fate of Italys Banks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To fix Italy's banking system, the government that emerges from the general election in March will need a solid majority, a comprehensive strategy to boost economic growth, and a willingness to confront vested interests. But none of the parties has shown any indication that it can meet any of these criteria, much less all three.

15:18

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In honor of one of America's most significant leaders, we'll be taking the day off from content and we'll resume our usual schedule tomorrow.

15:18

Are You Rising Above the Divide and Conquer Strategy? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Phillip J. Watt, Contributor
Waking Times

Its great to believe we know some answers to lifes deepest questions, or even important current affairs, especially in this inherently confusing existence where it first appears weve been born with an unshakable amnesia into a collective mental ward.

Yet given theres an eclectic array of beliefs and opinions on every conceivable topic known to the collective mind and heart, its a surety that each and every one of us has gotten some of our perspectives spectacularly wrong.  

The mainstream mentality is obviously a breeding ground of propaganda, deceit and outright violence, which reflects why droves of sheep are jumping the fences and exploring the self-uncharted lands of independent thought and practice. This is no surprise when the masses have been very successfully dumbed into a philosophically separate and behaviourally shallow engagement with the reverence of life. They distractingly fight amongst each other in both status and ideology, with the most powerful one currently being the sex (not gender) wars. However, the infighting and grandstanding is not just limited to the primary herd; unfortunately those who are exploring the wilderness are also subjecting themselves to the whims of central control.

2017 and the beginning of 2018 has stunningly illustrated how far so-called self-thinkers have fallen victim to the divide and conquer strategy.

In effect, the kakistocracy doesnt need to round you up if youre still enacting their agenda. The popular meme that suggests that the best slaves are ones who think theyre free can therefore be expanded: the best slaves are ones who think they used to be slaves but now believe theyre free.

What was originally a predominately organic response to authoritarianism and centralisation has sadly devolved into a self-contradictory state of affairs where the alternative media and their regurgitators have locked themselves into a dogmatic war for the dominion of who is right. Thats not to say that we shouldnt be trying to find the answers to significant questions, but when...

15:18

Arabic press review: Saudi prince moved from Ritz to maximum security prison "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Undefined

Al-Waleed bin Talal reportedly moved after refusing to pay the Saudi government. And Kuwaiti dad assaults boy for beating his kid in karate

Seven years on: Why Tunisians are still angry "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Neglect, regionalism and disappointment at Nahda's failure to meet people's expectations have all contributed to the latest wave of popular resentment in Tunisia

15:17

Iran Protesters Thank Trump For His Support, Call For Stronger Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Stop the flow of money and cut off the head. Via Fox News: They are risking their lives to bring freedom to Iran, and vow to continue their protests. These uprisings have just begun. People are not at all willing to give up, one activist told Fox News from the streets of Iran. Their patience []

15:17

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate
By Ray McGovern

As I have reported from the beginning, Russiagate is an orchestrated hoax by the security agencies for the purpose of preventing Trump from normalizing relations with Russia and, if necessary, for removing him from office. Russiagate is an act of treason by the security agencies. Those responsible must be arrested, prosecuted, and convicted. PCR

After months of breathless searching for evidence of Russian-Trump collusion designed to put Trump in the White House, what now exists is actual evidence that senior officials of the Obama administration colluded to keep Trump out of the White House. Ray McGovern

Special Report: In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes. January 12, 2017, Information Clearing House
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48572.htm

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate
By Ray McGovern

Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. (Ten illustrative texts from their exchange appear at the end of this article.)

Despite his former job as chief of the FBIs counterintelligence section, Strzok had the naive notion that texting on FBI phones could not be traced. Strzok must have slept through Security 101. Or perhaps he was busy texting during that class. Girlfriend Page cannot be happy at being misled by his assurance that using office phones would be a secure way to conduct their affair(s).

It would have been unfortunate enough for Strzok and Page to have their adolescent-sounding texts merely exposed, revealing the reckless abandon of star-crossed lovers hiding (they thought) secrets from cuckolded spouses, office colleagues, and the rest of us. However, for the never-Trump plotters in the FBI, the official release of just a fraction (375) of almost 10,000 messages does incalculably more damage than that.

We suddenly have documentary proof that key elements of the U.S. intelligence community were trying to short-circuit the U.S. democratic process. And that puts in a new and dark context the year-long promotion of Russia-gate. It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the U.S. election, but leading officials of the U.S. intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.

More of the Strzok-Page texting dialogue is expected to be....

15:15

The Resurgence of the American Coal Industry: Is coal the new gold? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Guest post by David Middleton Is coal the new gold? A Pennsylvania senate candidate thinks so By John Moody | Fox News Theres coal in them thar hills. If that sounds like a confused reference to the 1849 California gold rush, think again. Long-ignored coal deposits in eastern Pennsylvania have become a key part of

15:14

Bright And Stable: New Acid-Tolerant Green Fluorescent Protein For Bioimaging "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

Visualizing cellular components and processes at the molecular level is important for understanding the basis of any biological activity. Fluorescent proteins (FPs) are one of the most useful tools for investigating intracellular molecular dynamics.

However, FPs have usage limitations for imaging in low pH environments, such as in acidic organelles, including endosomes, lysosomes, and plant vacuoles. In environments of pH less than 6, most FPs lose their brightness and stability due to their neutral pKa. pKa is the measure of acid strength; the smaller the pKa is, the more acidic the substance is.

"Although there are reports of several acid-tolerant green FPs (GFPs), most have serious drawbacks. Furthermore, there is a lack of acid-tolerant GFPs that are practically applicable to bioimaging," says Hajime Shinoda, lead author of an Osaka University study that aimed to design acid-tolerant monomeric GFP that is practically applicable to live-cell imaging in acidic organelles. "In the current study, we developed an acid-tolerant GFP. We called it Gamillus."

[... ] X-ray crystallography (a technique used for determining the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal, in this case, a Gamillus crystal) and point mutagenesis suggest the acid tolerance of Gamillus is attributed to stabilization of deprotonation in its chemical structure. The findings were published in Cell Chemical Biology.

"The applicability of Gamillus as a molecular tag was shown by the correct localization pattern of Gamillus fusions in a variety of cellular structures, including ones that are difficult to target," corresponding author Takeharu Nagai says. "We believe Gamillus can be a powerful molecular tool for investigating unknown biological phenomena involving acidic organelles, such as autophagy."


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15:11

The Medias Wildly Different Take on Unrest in Tunisia and Iran "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

TUNIS, TUNISIA As the new year began, social media and corporate-owned news organizations alike were giving the protests in Iran constant coverage, despite the fact that the protests were relatively small in size and motivated primarily by economics not politics, as many popular news outlets had claimed. Not surprisingly, these same organizations failed to mention the role of sanctions backed by the West in fomenting the economic troubles facing Iranians.

Soon after despite U.S. encouragement and financial backing, as well as the key role of the U.S.-trained, Iran-based terrorist group MEK, in fomenting the unrest the protests in Iran fizzled. It was difficult to know this if one relied exclusively upon corporate media reports, which claimed that the protests were growing by the minute, in some cases using images of past protests from other countries, such as Bahrain and Argentina, and even scenes from movies to support a narrative completely divorced from reality.

Media reports also falsely claimed that the protests attracted thousands of participants while local media and actual video evidence from the protests show much smaller gatherings that given Irans population of 80 million were insignificant in many cases. The dissolution of the protests understandably left those eager for an excuse to meddle in Iranian affairs, namely the U.S. and Israel, utterly disappointed.

 

Iran vs. Tunisia protests: the tale of the tape

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15:09

Ive totally lost track of how many strands are in DNA "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ive been exposed to Judith Kusel, and now I am so confused. You might be wondering who Judith Kusel is, so heres her own summary.

Judith is a Visionary, Inspirational Writer, Pyramid Crystalline Grid Activator and Soul Empowerment Consultant. She is a remarkable and awe-inspiring woman, who has the ability to tap into the cosmic Super-consciousness fields and to bring forth the Ancient Cosmic knowledge.

Obviously, a totally trustworthy source.

Anyway, Im trying to figure out one simple point that she often brings up: what is a DNA strand, and how many of them are there? Usually when we talk about DNA strands, were referring to the sugar-phosphate backbone and attached nucleotides, so we can say that DNA in a cell is double-stranded, when we talk about genes we can say one strand is the template strand and the other is the sense strand, etc. In that context we can say that DNA is made up of two strands, and sometimes one.

But Ms Kusel thinks we have 12.

We are now, eing [sic] slowly but surely awakened to the TRUTH OF WHO AND WHAT WE ARE. As the Higher Frequency Rays are now being added and with is our 12 strand DNA, we are going to shedding more and more of the OLD WAYS, ACTING, THINKING, and BEING as these simply do not serve our HIGHER PURPOSE ANYMORE.

No, wait, its 13.

It has been scientifically proven that the new children, being born since 2007, have been born with 13-strand DNA, which means that they will have far greater abilities than we have ever had.

Id also like to know what she means by scientifically proven, but lets just focus on a single question right now.

If we have 12 or 13 strands, how can you activate strands #24 and #36?

There are immense changes coming to Planet Earth and her people within the next few weeks and months. Inherently this is because the Platinum, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Rays as well as the Crystal Clear ones, are now opening up the cell memory banks, as the new DNA strands are being activated 12, 24 and 36. This means there is far more which is going on inside the human physical, emotional, spiritual and mental bodies than the naked eyes can sense of see.

I think you can understand my problem here. I think what we need is for Ms Kusel to draw th...

15:09

Puerto Rico: Hoarding electric equpment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Corruption: ARMED FEDERAL AGENTS ENTER WAREHOUSE IN PUERTO RICO TO SEIZE HOARDED ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT ON SATURDAY, A day after becoming aware of a massive store of rebuilding materials being held by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the U.S. federal government the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with their []

15:08

Tropical cyclone threatens Mauritius and Reunion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is intensifying in the southern Indian Ocean and is likely to have a major effect on the 'island paradises' of both Mauritius and Reunion. There remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding the track of Berguitta.

15:08

RINO Jeff Flake to Deliver Senate Speech Comparing President Trump to Joseph Stalin Flake is a Republican (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Senator Jeff Flake compared President Donald Trump to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and Chinese leader Mao Zedong.
Flake is reportedly a Republican.

Flake believes he is a historian.

Jeff Flake is not running for reelection because he knows he doesnt have a shot in hell of being reelected.

He is going to continue his lecture on Trump on the US Senate floor.

Is there anyone politician more loathsome than Jeff Flake?

Law professor Glenn Reynolds weighed in on Flake.

The post...

15:06

BBC censors parts of Mahmoud Abbas speech once again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

An article that appeared on the BBC News website on January 14th under the headline Jerusalem embassy: Abbas says Trump plan slap of the century purports to inform audiences about a speech made by the Palestinian president and PLO chairman at a meeting of the PLO central council.

The BBC reported the content of Abbas speech as follows:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trumps Middle East peace efforts as the slap of the century.

At a meeting of Palestinian leaders, he stressed he would not accept any peace plan from the US after it recognised Jerusalem as Israels capital.

He also accused Israel itself of putting an end to the 19...

15:06

Listen to Alan Blacks personal account of the Kingsmill massacre "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday on RTE Radio 1 Kingsmill massacre survivor Alan Black gave an interview to Miriam O Callaghan. It made for powerful radio and is well worth a listen. Just click the play button below to listen to it or you can download it here.

https://sluggerotoole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/20180114_rteradio1-sundaywithmiriam-alanblackd_c21300428_21300429_232_.mp3

 

 

15:05

MacKeeper releases Camera and Microphone Protection Features "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated accessing your Macs sensitive data. Its no wonder that privacy concerns are top of mind for every Mac user. Some even resort to desperate attempts like covering up their camera lens with stickers.

MacKeeper releases Camera and Microphone Protection Features

Camera Protection and Microphone Protection quickly detect any access to your Macs camera or microphone. It takes just one click to enable these tools and guarantee your privacy.

Whenever an app or browser extension installed on your Mac requests access to your camera or microphone, youll be automatically notified with a popup. Heres how it works:

  • From the popup, select Allow or Terminate to enable or prohibit access to your camera or microphone.
  • Clicking Allow gives you the choice whether to Just Once or Always Allow the connection.
  • Clicking Always Allow  places the app on the whitelist, granting permanent access, and you wont see the popup again.

MacKeeper releases Camera and Microphone Protection Features

  • You can easily manage any apps access to your Macs camera or microphone under the Protection tab.
    MacKeeper releases Camera and Microphone Protection Features
  • ...

15:04

Watch: Interview With Journalist Who Broke Judge Loya Story "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ajoy Ashirwad speaks with Niranjan Takle, the Caravan Magazine reporter who broke the story on the suspicious circumstances surrounding judge Loyas death.


Also read: Death of a Judge: What We Know, What We Dont Know


The post Watch: Interview With Journalist Who Broke Judge Loya Story appeared first on The Wire.

15:03

#Musaferat: Informative Note on #Lesvos January 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The period of time that followed the previous update has been tense in every sense of the word. The expectedly increased autumn arrivals, combined with the Greek state policy of caging the migrants on the islands, have brought back to life images of living hell in the detention centres of the islands. Local racist and fascist voices, freed from the compassionate gaze of summer visitors, found once more the time and place to impose on public space. Local authorities decided to reshuffle the deck, claiming the major political benefits that they could extract from the situation. Two new deaths were added to the already long list of deaths in the detention centres on the island. At the same time, once more, there were some migrants who, defying threats and repression, stood tall.

Musaferat

Originally published by Musaferat.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people acro...

15:02

Multivitamin and folic acid use lowers autism rates "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Children of mothers who take multivitamins and/or folic acid supplements have a 60% lower autism risk, even if their moms take the supplements before getting pregnant. [1] The risk is lowered even in those who used the supplements before becoming pregnant but discontinued their use while pregnant. Dr. Stephen Z. Levine and his colleagues conducted a case-control cohort study in which they surveyed 45,300 children born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007 for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Then they compared ASD incidence with patterns of maternal vitamin and folic acid usage. Notable is that the participants were Israeli women who were prescribed the vitamins by their doctors. What they found is striking: multivitamin and/or folic acid use lowered the risk for ASD by 61% in those who used the supplements before becoming pregnant (i.e. not within 9 months of pregnancy), while women who used them during pregnancy lowered their children's risk for ASD by 73%!

15:02

Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amnesty International Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Paul Craig Roberts

I have received a letter from Margaret Huang, Amnesty Internationals executive director. She is fundraising on the basis of President Trumps chilling disregard for our cherished human rights and his exploitation of hatred, misogyny, racism and xenophobia, by which he has emboldened and empowered the most violent segments of our society.

Considering the hostility of Identity Politics toward Trump, one can understand why Ms. Huang frames her fundraiser in this way, but are the Trump deplorables the most empowered and violent segments of our society or is it the security agencies, the police, the neoconservatives, the presstitute media, and the Republican and Democratic parties?

John Kiriakou, Ray McGovern, Philip Giraldi, Edward Snowden, and others inform us that it is their former employers, the security agencies, that are empowered by unaccountability and violent by intent. Certainly the security agencies are emboldened by everything they have gotten away with, including their conspiracy to destroy President Trump with their orchestration known as Russiagate.

The violence that the US government has committed against humanity since the Clinton regime attacked Serbia was not committed by Trump deplorables. The violence that has destroyed in whole or part eight countries, murdering, maiming, and displacing millions of peoples, was committed by the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes, their secretaries of state such as Hillary Clinton, their national security advisers, their military and security establishments, both parties in Congress. The murder of entire countries was endorsed by the presstitute media and the heads of state of Washingtons European, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese vassals. Trump and his deplorables have a long way to go to match this record of violence.

Whether she understands it or not, Ms. Huang with her letter is shifting the violence from where it belongs to where it does not. The consequence will be to increase violence and human rights violations.

The most dangerous source of violence that we face is nuclear Armageddon resulting from the neoconservative quest for US hegemony. Since the Clinton regime every US government has broken tension-easing agreements that previous administrations had achieved with Moscow. During the Obama regime the gratuitous aggressions and false accusations against Russia became extreme.

Why doesnt Amnesty International address the reckless and irresponsible acts of the US government that are violating the rights of people in numerous countries and pushing the world into nuclear war? Instead, there have been times when Amnesty International aligns with Washingtons propaganda against Washingtons victims.

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15:02

Researchers Report These Drugs Could Prevent Alzheimers Disease "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Drugs shown to prevent Alzheimers in Mice.


Researchers suggest that rapamycin, metformin, and NAD boosters may be simple and inexpensive ways to prevent Alzheimers disease.

15:01

CES 2018: Waiting for the $100 Lidar "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spinning buckets are giving way to small, cheap, distributed laser sensors Photo: Toyota Toyota's newest self-driving research vehicle known as Platform 3.0 has eight lidars.

For the past decade, the easiest way to spot a self-driving car was to look for the distinctive spinning bucket mounted to its roof. The classic lidar design pioneered by Velodyne spins 64 lasers through 360 degrees, producing a three-dimensional view of the cars surroundings from the reflected laser beams.

That complicated and bulky set-up has traditionally also been expensive. Velodynes US $75,000 lidar famously cost several times the sticker price of the Toyota Priuses that formed the nucleus of Googles original self-driving car fleet.

Those days are long gone. Velodyne now sells its cheapest 16-laser lidar for $4,000, and a host of startups are nipping at its heels with solid-state lidars that could soon be as cheap as $100 each. Many of the new lidars work in fundamentally different ways to Velodynes bucketa shift that brings new capabilities and new challenges.

With the notable exception of Tesla, almost every company working on self-driving vehicles uses three core sensor technologies: cameras to identify road users, signs and traffic lights; radars for accurate ranging out to long distances; and lidars for high-resolution 3D imaging. (Tesla insists that only cameras, radars, and ultrasonic sensors are necessary, although many in the industry think the company will integrate lidars in future vehicles).

Cameras are in a very good place and will continue to get better, automotive radar has been well established but lidar is an area that has been underexplored, said Chris Urmson at CES. Urmson was long the head of Googles self-driving car program and is now CEO of Aurora Innovation, an autonomous technology startup that recently announced partnerships with Volkswagen and Hyundai. The most exciting thing about lidar is that suddenly, there are a whole lot of people working on it, he said.

The primary driver for carmakers is to move away from sensitive electro-mechanical systems to something more durable, said Jim Zizelman, vice president of engineering and program management for Aptiv...

15:00

Thoughts on Visiting Belgrade, Serbia "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last summer, I took a short trip to Belgrade, Serbia in order to get out of Hungary for a bit. Belgrade is the countrys capital, situated further south along the Danube River and an eight-hour train ride from Budapest. I wasnt quite sure what to expect, so here are my observations on the trip

belgrade

1. Serbia is falling apart in every conceivable way.

While Serbia is not as poor as Ukraine, it has a similarly run-down atmosphere, as well as infrastructure that is arguably worse. For example, the reason it takes eight hours to go from Budapest to Belgrade when its only three hours by car is because Serbias railways are in terrible shape.

When we crossed the border from Hungary, for example, immigration officers boarded our train, took our passports, and told us to get off. After we milled around the crumbling Subotica station for fifteen minutes, a chain-smoking middle-aged lady came out and told us that due to problems, they were sticking us on a bus to the next station, Stari ednik, which was twelve miles (twenty kilometers) away, where wed board a new train to Belgrade. She then left us to bake in the 104 degree (40 degrees Celsius) heat for another half-hour, when the immigration officers finally reemerged, handing our passports out at random.

We then boarded the bus that would take us to Stari ednika crappy 1970s-era Soviet monstrosity with no air c...

15:00

Hoyer Admits Trying To Rig A Colorado Congressional Race For The Corrupt Conservative Candidate "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


DCCC incompetence has kept CO-06 in Republican hands for years after the district turned blue. And it's almost as though Steny Hoyer and Ben Ray Lujan are working to keep up their unlikely record of failure. Obama won the district-- the suburbs south and east of Denver (including Aurora, Littleton and Centennial-- in 2008 with 54% and in 2012 with 52%. In 2016 Hillary beat Trump 50.2% to 41.3%. and the PVI went from D+1 in 2015 to D+2 now. In 2016 Bernie won the district and beat Hillary in all 3 counties (Arapahoe, Douglas and Adams). Even though Democratic voters in the district expressed that they were not interested in another status quo establishment candidate, last week, the DCCC interfered in the district primary by endorsing a more-of-the-same corrupt conservative New Dem, Jason Crow (who isn't from the district), over the grassroots progressive in the race, Levi Tillemann, and then going a step further by meeting with Levi and trying to bully him into dropping out.

First a little about Crow, from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party who was recruited by the DCCC. As I've explained before, Steny Hoyer and Ben Ray Lujn have taken great pains to present their puppet candidate as a veteran and a family guy. He has no real issues page on his website, of course-- just a lot of identity politics bullshit and superficial platitudes galore. Crow's a lawyer in Denver who spent his career rigging the system against the poor, the marginalized, the vulnerable, and the forgotten. The DCCC will never let on that they are completely aware that he profited by making sure that theres one type of "justice" for rich, white, well-connected men, and no justice at all for those they harm. For years, Crows marketing bio described him as an expert in everything from protecting abusive private medical groups and con men guilty of wire fraud to making sure bankers guilty of securities fraud and insider t...

15:00

Amazons Aggressive Overseas Expansion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Amazon wants to deliver everything you want to your doorstep, anywhere in the world. But the e-commerce giant faces several challenges in its pursuit of a global empire. WSJs Karan Deep Singh breaks down the basics with the help of an Amazon delivery box.   Is Amazon Going to Rule the World? click for video

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15:00

CISOs are feeling less confident than ever about cyber risk and data security "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chief Information Security Officers are feeling less confident than ever about cyber-risk and data security this year, according to a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute in late 2017. As todays climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 67% of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018. And, 60% are more concerned about a data breach from a third party, such as a partner or vendor. More

14:58

US to Create 30,000-Strong Border Force in Syria, Outraging Turkey "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(ANTIWAR.COM)  The US-led coalition forces in Syria have announced their intention to create a new 30,000 man border force in northern Syria, along the border between Syria and Turkey. The force is expected to predominantly be Kurdish, but also include some Arab fighters.

Spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon confirmed that the inaugural class of border fighters were already trained, some 230 members. There is no timeline on getting to 30,000, though in the past the US has struggled mightily to achieve large numbers in such training efforts.

Unsurprisingly, since this whole scheme boils down to training an arming a heavily Kurdish force, guarding what is ultimately Kurdish YPG territory, Turkey is furious, saying the entire enterprise is unacceptable.

Turkish officials say theyve already summoned a US charge daffaires in Ankara last week to protest the effort, and are being increasingly public about their opposition to the idea. Recent history suggests Turkeys opposition to US actions in Syria will have no impact on them, however.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

14:57

Police Tell Student Activists Their Free Speech is Scaring Other Students "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jack Burns In yet another test of the U.S. Constitutions protected freedom of speech, the Constitution Club at Southern Illinois University (SIU) inflated a...

14:56

Europes Doom Loop in Reverse "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Unlike before the 2011-2012 crisis, the eurozone seems to be locked in a benign credit cycle, in which lower risk premia allow both banks and governments to refinance at lower rates, more credit is available for the real economy, and the resulting recovery increases government revenue. But how long can this cycle persist?

14:56

Antifa Group Proposes Law Enforcement Incineration Day "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

How delightful. Via Campus Reform: An Antifa student group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has proposed that Law Enforcement Appreciation Day be rebranded as Law Enforcement Incineration Day. Instead of #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay how about #LawEnforcementIncinerationDay, the group Autonomous Student Network (ASN) Austin tweeted on January 9, accompanied by a photo of a []

14:51

Venezuela: Where was Sean Penn? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last Friday I asked, Speaking of sh**holes, where were you?, Were you outraged when Venezuelas Hugo Chavez declared himself a Marxist and took over private property and the media? Would having people kill zoo animals for food qualify a country as a shithole? Today Rachel Campos-Duffy wants too know Who is Sean Penn to lecture Trump about compassion? So []

14:50

More Than 100 Are Dead As The Worst Flu Epidemic In Years Sweeps Across The United States "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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More Than 100 Are Dead As The Worst Flu Epidemic In Years Sweeps Across The United States by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog This flu season is already off to a record-setting beginning, and many believe that it...

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14:49

Stricken Iranian oil tanker sinks off Chinese coast "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chinese authorities are struggling to contain what may be the worst environmental disaster of its kind in history, after a stricken Iranian ship finally sank over the weekend.

14:49

Philippine President Duterte Allowed China More Extensive Research Rights in South China Sea, Pacific Ocean Near The Philippines Chinese Chicanery in the Palace Who Gains the Most? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Image may contain: sky, ocean, outdoor and water

Chinese research vessel Kexue is seen in the South China Sea. How do we know China is not stealing Philippine oil, fish and other natural resources?

MANILA (Reuters) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines Pacific coast, his spokesman said on Monday, despite concern among critics about threats to maritime sovereignty.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said that as chief architect of foreign policy, Duterte allowed China to work with the University of the Philippines in Benham Rise, an area roughly the size of Greece and believed by some scientists to be rich in biodiversity and tuna.

The United Nations declared Benham Rise, off the Pacific coast, part of the continental shelf of the Philippines in 2012. Manila last year renamed it the Philippine Rise.

Though China does not lay claim to the area, the lingering presence of its vessels for several months in late 2016 triggered concern about its intentions.

The Philippines granting of the permission to China was not announced and was revealed a few days ago by a lawmaker who has been fiercely critical of Dutertes close ties with Beijing.

The Philippines and China have a long history of maritime squabbles over sovereignty in the South China Sea, but there has been no disagreement about waters off Manilas Pacific coast.

Roque said anyone opposed to the joint research project should go to Congress and raise the issue there.

Image may contain: sky, ocean, cloud, twilight, outdoor, water and nature

Filipino fishermen have long complained about their Chinese overseers.

If this is not a wise move of the president, then a law could be enacted to prohibit it, he said.

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14:48

UK Refuses to Grant Assange Diplomatic Status Foreign Office "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(Sputnik) The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr. Assange here in the UK. The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter. Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice, the spokesperson was quoted as saying by The Guardian newspaper.

The news comes in wake of the El Comercio news outlets report published on January 10, regarding the number of an identity document, registered in the Ecuadorian Civil Registration System under Assanges name.

However, the reports circulating in media have been insisting that the whistleblower could be expelled from the embassy because he drove President Lenin Moreno over the edge.

The South American country has been seeking a third party to resolve the situation around Assange, this position was voiced by Ecuadors Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa on January 9, who stressed that Ecuador would continue providing support to the whistleblower.

Image Source: Surian Soosay, Flickr, Creative Commons
WikiLeaks Julian Assange

Assange has been living in Ecuadors London since being given political asylum in 2012. In 2010, Swedish authorities began an investigation into rape allegedly committed by the whistleblower, who resisted being questioned in Sweden for fear that he might be extradited to the United States over his whistleblowing organizations exposure of classified documents.

Originally published by Sputnik

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14:47

If Dr. King Was Alive Today, Hed Be Arrested and Called an Anti-Police Thug "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As most Americans drink their beer and enjoy the day off, the thought that Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle lives on is but a fleeting memory.

14:46

Outlook 2018: Energy Prices "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Oil prices have recovered from their 2014 nadir, as evidenced by the fact that after years of painfully low prices for energy producers, oil prices at the Brent crude global oil benchmark are now well over $60, briefly reaching $67.84 a barrel recently for a three-year high. Of course this is a far cry from the days when market pressure had forced the price of oil to over $100 a barrel, but it marks a return to market balance, allowing sellers to rid themselves of the excess oil inventories which they had accumulated since the dark days of 2014.

 

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14:43

CIC Issues Notice to Ministry Over Release of Rs 2.5 Crore for a Film on Tilak That Was Never Made "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The amount was released by the Ministry of Culture to the producer Vinay Dhumale after he passed off footage from a television programme on Bal Gangadhar Tilak as a film.

A life sized bronze statue of Tilak. Credit: shankar s./Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

A life sized bronze statue of Tilak. Credit: shankar s./Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has taken cognisance of how officials in the culture ministry allowed a fraud of Rs 2.5 crore to be played on the exchequer by first releasing the amount to a filmmaker despite him not having made the promised film, and then allowing the file of the project to go missing. Moreover, when the issue was brought into public domain by a Right to Information activist, the Central Bureau of Investigation which had filed a chargesheet in the matter did not even probe the role of the corrupt officials in the matter.

In a recent order, central information commission M. Sridhar Acharyulu issued a show cause notice to Suman Bara, the chief public information officer of the culture ministry, questioning why maximum penalty should not be imposed on him for not providing the information on the case with the excuse that the file pertaining to it was missing.

RTI revealed fraud after 12 years...

14:40

The great unravelling: Why we must break to make ourselves whole "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I unknit all the loops. Am a mountain of yarn piled on the floor. What was once shaped and formed is now an indistinguishable blob. I've destroyed myself again. I could lament the undoing. Curl shoulders inward. Heave with great sobs. Grieve for the loss of an identifiable thing. Struggle with what was. Get entangled. Cease to move forward. I've crafted that pattern before. Know it well. Know, too, that the time approaches when the winding mass of unkempt fibers will cry out to Become. Can feel the first stirrings of the desire to Be. No longer content to gel amoeba-like on the floor, the mass shudders with intention.

14:38

Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims but does not distance herself from previous letter she signed "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A legendary French movie star issued an apology to women who became victims of sex assaults and who took offense with the letter critical of the #MeToo campaign that she signed along with some 100 others. In a letter published by French newspaper Liberation, Catherine Deneuve explained that while she did sign an open letter that decries #MeToo, she does not necessarily support the opinion of its other signatories.

Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims but stands by criticism of #MeToo "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A legendary French movie star issued an apology to women who became victims of sex assaults and who took offense with the letter critical of the #MeToo campaign that she signed along with some 100 others. In a letter published by French newspaper Liberation, Catherine Deneuve explained that while she did sign an open letter that decries #MeToo, she does not necessarily support the opinion of its other signatories.

14:38

Retpoline Backported To Linux 4.9, Linux 4.14 Kernels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Retpoline support for mitigating the Spectre vulnerabilities will soon be present in the Linux 4.9 and 4.14 stable kernels...

14:36

Bathing Jay, Part 4. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Giliell, click for full size!

Giliell, all rights reserved.

14:35

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Takes Credit For Cancelled Trump Visit, He Got The Message "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sadiq Khan is a legend in his own mind. Via Express: LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan claims Donald Trump has got the message after the US President cancelled his planned state visit to the UK in February. Mr Khan who has clashed with the president in the past said a visit by Mr Trump []

14:34

Dog figures out how to sled downhill, again and again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Let no so-called scientist ever tell you that animals act only on instinct, but not by intent and deliberation. This dog figured out how to have fun by himself sliding downhill on a sled, again and again. H/t FOTMs CP. Continue reading

14:30

Ethereum Goes Parabolic AGAIN in only a few weeks?!! Why? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Ethereum Goes Parabolic AGAIN in only a few weeks?!! Why? Video Wall St for Main St Ethereum prices have gone parabolic (again) in just the last few weeks. Why do you think this has happened? According to a recent...

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14:30

Why You Should Consider Going Organic "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides? Here are the 14 Foods You MUST Buy Organic

By Dr. Mercola

Many people want to lead a healthier lifestyle but arent sure where to start. In the realm of diet, in fact, most Americans (52 percent) believe its easier to calculate their income taxes than figure out what to eat to stay healthy.1 It shouldnt feel this hard, which is why I want to give you one tangible step you can take to overhaul your diet, and lifestyle, for the better: Go organic.

A survey by the Organic Trade Association revealed that, in 2017, Americans bought more organic foods and household products than ever, with sales reaching $47 billion in 2016 an 8 percent increase from 2015.2 Katherine Paul, associate director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), said in a news release, I think you are looking at a better-educated population that is connecting the dots between what they eat and their health.3

This is true, indeed, and organic products are now available in close to 20,000 natural food stores and 3 out of 4 conventional grocery stores in the U.S. Even the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledges their staying power in the marketplace, noting Organic products have shifted from being a lifestyle choice for a small share of consumers to being consumed at least occasionally by a majority of Americans.4 But despite the gains in popularity, organic sales account for only about 4 percent of total U.S. food sales.5

Avoiding Pesticides Is the No. 1 Reason People Buy Organic

Polling shows the No. 1 reason people go organic is to avoid pesticides, chemicals and all of those things that are not allowed in organics, Paul said,...

14:26

WATCH: Cops Raid Park, Arrest a Dozen People, Including a ChildFor Helping the Homeless "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

To "protect" society from the likes of "criminals" who'd dare to help out the homeless, police raided a park Sunday and arrested more than a dozen people.

14:25

Tunnels under the Berlin Wall "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Wonderful article in the Times by Christopher Schuetze and Palko Karasz about the old tunnels under the Berlin Wall:
About 75 tunnels were built under the wall during its three-decade existence, many of them around Bernauer Strasse. Residential buildings nearby provided handy shelter for digging and for entering the passages.

One escape that received widespread attention was filmed by NBC in 1962. The network provided money for an effort by students in West Berlin to connect two cellars on either side of the wall. The resulting documentary, called The Tunnel, related the escape of 29 men, women and children, and it raised questions about the journalistic ethics involved.

In the autumn of 1964, 57 people from the East escaped through a tunnel that started in a disused courtyard bathroom [shown above]. But this escape marked a turning point. An East German border guard was killed in a gunfight between the security forces and those helping the escape on the Western side. The 21-year-old guard, Egon Schultz, became a hero in the East after his death, leading many in the West to question the wisdom of promoting such crossings.
The story focuses on the archaeological discovery of a tunnel dug for a failed crossing attempt in 1962. After the Wall fell Germans seemed determined to erase every trace of its existence, but these days there is some interest in commemorating the Wall and preserving bits of it, perhaps including this tunnel.

14:20

Liberal Prof Declares Meritocracy a Sign of White Supremacy (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lets be honest.

The Democrat Party is now openly pushing Communism on US campuses.

English professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt put together a checklist for white supremacy.

Dutt-Ballerstadt tells students that if you believe in meritocracy or awarding people according to their accomplishments or excellence is a sign of white supremacy.

Of course, this is an openly Communist idea that Democrats are pushing on college campuses.

Its not the first time a liberal professor pushed this Communist nonsense.

Angela Putman proposed the same idea last year at Penn State.

Campus Reform reported:

An English professor at Linfield College has developed a checklist that is intended to help individuals determine whether they are white supremacists.

In a Friday op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt explains that after many years of contemplation, she created a list of qualities and attributes of those that overtly or covertly support or contribute to a culture of mundane and everyday white supremacy within our institutions.

The academic then goes on to outline 15 of her core troubles that she identified to help others in academe recognize your (un)conscious contributions to white supremacy.

The first item on the lengthy list of transgressions is working in a position of power in a predominantly white institution and doing nothing to change the white supremacist power structures within your departments, committees and institutional decision-making process.

Likewise, another sign of aiding white supremacy is thinking that marginalized colleagues who complain about oppressive work conditions are difficult, and saying I am so sorry. This is unbelievable to colleagues and students who claim that they experienced microaggressions, Dutt-Ballerstadt claims.

The checklist further asserts that wanting to nominate stellar (mostly men) and obviously white colleagues for leadership positions and awards is also a sign of aiding white supremacy,...

14:17

North Korean women band want to play at South Korean Olympics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This music video is called Moranbong Band My country is the best! [North Korea].

That all-women North Korean band wants to play at the February 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongcheang.

Dutch NOS TV reports that today North and South Korean delegations are again talking about North Koreans going to Pyeongchang. One northern delegate is Ms Hyon Song-wol, the leader of the Moranbong Band. She wants her band to play during the games.

This music video from North Korea says about itself:

North Korean Moranbong Band: The Worlds Most Famous Songs (US, Brazil, Russia, France)

6 May 2017

We have nothing to envy in this world Kim Hyok

Symphony No. 40, 1st movement Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rondo alla Turca Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Those Were The Days Boris Fomin

Dark eyes Evheniy Grebenka

Isle of Capri Wilhelm Grosz

Red river Valley American folksong

Tico -Tico no Fub Zequinha de Abreu

Swan lake Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Skaters Waltz mile Waldteufel

O sole mio Eduardo di Capua

Radetzky Marsch Johann Strauss

Carmen Overture Georges Bizet

Brilliant motherland Ri Myon-sang

Trump emphasises hostile stance on North Korea: here.

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14:15

Federal corruption doubling in 3 years. Allegations of crimes inside Federal Police and Border Force #auspol "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Government corruption has doubled in the last 3 years a survey of the bureaucracy suggests. But you dont have to go past the offices of Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin and Australian Border Force CEO Roman Quaedvlieg to see allegations of corruption. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin One of Andrew Colvins most senior advisers []

14:15

On-card biometric for contactless payments tested in first commercial pilots "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Visa has initiated pilots with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus of a new EMV dual-interface (chip- and contactless-enabled) payment card, making these the first commercial pilots to test an on-card biometric for contactless payments. With biometric authentication gaining momentum and the EMV migration well underway, the biometric payment card pilots will test the use of fingerprint recognition as alternatives to PIN or signature to authenticate the cardholder. The world is quickly moving More

14:13

Back Into the Chill- Last Extreme Cold Snap Can't be Blamed on Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Before we get to the main topic of this post,  I'd like to remind everyone that other cold snaps which were sold as being attributed to man made global warming, as they were occurring,  we're later clarified to be not connected to AGW- It's always wash, rinse, repeat for the lies.
March 29/2015:  AGW/Global Warming DOES NOT CAUSE EXTREME WINTERS!

Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of  (global warming AGW) climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variability
 Repeated cold snaps led to temperatures far below freezing across the eastern (central) United States (and Canada & parts of Europe etc...) in the past two winters.
 Obviously warming cannot equal cooling unless one has cognitive dissonance. In 2015, despite two frigid winters- the carbon cult was initially claiming that warming would cause cooling. But scientists stated very clearly and quite sensibly that warming would reduce temperature variability.
Apparently Mother Earth didn't get the memo!
Presently- We are in the freeze again- For how long? I don't know. Hopefully just a couple of days? We had a very brief thaw. Less then a week
 Friday January 12/17 "Rain has changed to snow and temperatures are expected to plummet behind the front" Tonight - 11 C or 12 F 
Saturday's temps were :  Max: 14.0F / Min:1.8F  Max: -10.0C Min: -16.8C
Lowest  same day temperature in the past ten years occurred in 2015: (2006-2017) -10.3F 2015...

14:12

1,000 teens under 18 charged with child porn distribution via Facebook "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

More than 1,000 Danish young people have been charged with child pornography offences for sharing a sex video involving two 15 year olds on Facebook Messenger. The charges followed an extensive, co-ordinated police effort that dates back to March 2015, when the video was widely shared online and gained national attention as "one of the worst sexual violations recorded on camera in Denmark."

14:10

The Daily Bird #591. "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Blue Tits from Charly, click for full size!

Charly, all rights reserved.

14:10

2018: The Wrong Lesson on Gold Investing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2018: The Wrong Lesson on Gold Investing by Adrain Ash Bullion Vault Gold investing can wait til the crash. Right? SO EVERYONE thinks the stock market is about to pull back or even crash, but no one is doing...

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14:08

Erasing women from media "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its very strange. There are people out there who just hate other people for their sex and sexuality. Its a sad sick world with people like that in it.

Here are the editors change notes. They say so much about him.

The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit (aka The Chauvinist Cut)

Specs: 1280720, x264, 46 minutes, MP3 2.0 audio

Basically The Last Jedi minus Girlz Powah and other silly stuff.

It would probably be easier to make a list of things that were kept instead of things that were changed. Hardly any scene got away without cuts.

The resulting movie is (wait for it ) 46 minutes long.

Yeah I know, its not ideal. Its made from a CAM source (the most recent HDTC one with the Asian hard subs, which is pretty watchable). It has issues. But it had to be done.

You will probably enjoy it most when you view it less as a blockbuster movie and more as some kind of episode from some non-existent mediocre Star Wars series.

Heres a short rundown of changes (spoilers! full list in description.txt):
No whiny/reluctant/murderous psycho Luke.
NO HALDO! She simply doesnt exist. Her whole subplot doesnt exist. The Kamikaze is carried out by Poe. ( = Poe dies.)
Leia never scolds, questions nor demotes Poe.
Lea dies. Kylo kills her.
Kylo is more badass and much less conflicted and volatile.
Kylo takes on more of Snokes guards, Rey struggles with a single one.
No bomber heroism by china girl in the beginning.
No Canto Bight.
No superpowered Rey.
Luke is not a semi-force-ghost and is smashed by the first laser cannon shot. (sorry, I just had to!)
Phasma is finished after the first blow by Finn. (Women are naturally weaker than men, she isnt force-sensitive, and we know nothing about any exo-skeleton in her suit)
Asian chick speaks less, doesnt bully Finn, Finn doesnt try to escape, she is never formally introduced. She is just there and occasionally smiles at Finn or screams Finn!. She has no sist...

14:06

Making Americas Deficits Great Again "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The new tax legislation pushed through by Donald Trump and congressional Republicans is virtually certain to raise the budget deficit and, in turn, the current-account deficit. Whatever the resemblance to the Reagan-era tax cuts of 1981-1983, it's not morning in America.

14:03

Erdogan vows to strangle US 'terror army' in Syria and invade Kurdish enclave "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Turkish president slams US-organised 'border force', and says preparations are complete to attack canton of Afrin

14:02

SOTT FOCUS: Why is The Trump Administration Selling Weapons to Ukraine? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Last month, the Trump administration approved the largest US sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine since 2014 by approving a commercial license authorizing the export of sniper systems to Ukraine for $41.5 million. A few days later, the antitank Javelin missiles that the Ukranian government requested were added to the sale - the total package is now valued at $47 million. Although the US State Department announced the measure as providing Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity", Russia has rightly suggested it will exacerbate the conflict. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that the US has become an accomplice in the war and that the sale makes it impossible for Russia to remain "indifferent". Writer Daniel Larison calls Trump "a fool" for arming Ukraine, as Russia will respond more aggressively and will always outmatch whatever support the US gives, because it has far more at stake. The situation will lead to a "fruitless and unnecessary competition with another major power" - a power that Trump promised barely a month earlier to seek a good relationship with. Likewise, Professor Stephen Cohen is right when he says it doesn't make any geopolitical or strategic sense.

14:00

Canadian Community Works With Elders To Learn Traditional Remedies To Treat Cancer Patients "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Alanna Ketler

When you take care of the land, the land will also take care of you. Melinda Laboucan

Melinda Laboucan is the community cancer co-ordinator for Goba in Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. Goba is a a group of volunteers for those who aim to raise awareness about cancer and traditional treatment methods.

I lost my mom back in 2011 and seeing how other people had stepped out to come support us, Ive always wanted to return that favour back, Melinda says.

She now spends her time out on the land with the elders collecting spruce gum, buds and chaga mushrooms to assist those suffering with cancer in her community and utilize traditional remedies that have tremendous healing capacity.

The elders of this community teach about more than just remedies. Laboucan explains, Before we pick it, the elders mentioned to us that we have to make an offering to the land.

She said they would offer tobacco, food, tea, coffee or anything they had really to the land to show respect and to honour it.

When you take care of the land it will also take care of you.

The elders showed the group how to prepare the medicine. They make salves and teas and the main ingredients that the elders use to treat cancer patients are chaga mushrooms and spruce.

Spruce gum can be turned into a cream and be used to treat cuts, burns and many other skin irritations and can be especially helpful after radiation treatment.

Its very good for keeping the burns from getting any more worse, and to soothe the pain, said Roger Plouffe, a member of Goba who has a background in science.

Spruce buds can be boiled down into a liquid that can treat coughs, sore throats and colds.

Chaga mushrooms, which are typically found on birch trees are of much better quality when grown in more Northern climates than the ones that are found in warmer temperatures, according to Plouffe.

Chaga mushrooms can be used on cancer patients to reduce swelling and also to build up the immune system. The elders make tea from the hard, woody mushrooms, but are careful not to b...

14:00

The Truth About Hawaii? Plus Hollywood Hypocrisy Gone Crazy (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Truth About Hawaii? Plus Hollywood Hypocrisy Gone Crazy Video We Are Change In this video, Luke Rudkowski and Jason Bermas give you the latest breaking news on Aziz Ansari, Hawaii alert text, Haiti, Hillary and the Clintons getting...

The post The Truth About Hawaii? Plus Hollywood Hypocrisy Gone Crazy (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:00

Pirates Target Transnational Shipping off of Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Summary

It has been all too common to reduce Nigerias security outlook to the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency in its northeastern states. But the country is wracked with insecurity across its vast territory, with everything from clashes between Christian farmers and Muslim herdsmen in Nigerias central belt to a brewing Biafra separatist movement in the southeast. Meanwhile in the countrys south, saboteurs in the oil-rich Niger Delta region have long caused problems for oil and gas companies and thousands of Nigerian citizens have been caught up in a renewed trans-Saharan slave trade. More recently, a new threat has emerged offshore: a series of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea off of Nigerias coast. While not all of the attacks originated from Nigerian territory, many of them are connected to the very same criminal and militant groups who have long operated out of the Niger Delta, generally preying on river traffic.

The post Pirates Target Transnational Shipping off of Nigeria appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

13:52

FBI, DOJ argue for dismissal of suit about their foreknowledge of Garland, Texas jihad attack "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This case should not be dismissed. I was co-sponsor and co-organizer of this event and spoke at it, and was there when the jihadis began firing. And this case is bigger than Bruce Joiner, which is not to say that his case is not of cardinal importance. The FBI clearly knew the attack was coming []

13:52

Chinese Rocket Booster Crashes To Earth, Erupts In Massive Fireball "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


13:51

How the Muslim Brotherhood's women activists stepped up in Egypt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The growing visibility of the Muslim Brotherhood's women has increasingly made them a target of state repression

13:50

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13:50

Why (And How) EVERYONE Should Make a Survival Shelter Plan (+ Printable Checklist) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why (And How) EVERYONE Should Make a Survival Shelter Plan (+ Printable Checklist) by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper The false alarm in Hawaii yesterday should be an enormous wake-up call. It should inspire everyone, everywhere to make a...

The post Why (And How) EVERYONE Should Make a Survival Shelter Plan (+ Printable Checklist) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

13:45

Hypocrisy: Trump Signs Veterans Mental Health Bill as Jeff Sessions Declares War on Their Medicine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Jack Burns President Trump signed an executive order that was presented as an effort to improve veterans mental health treatment, just days after reports...

13:45

Dear Foreign Minister, Digital Diplomacy Needs a Thicker Skin "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sushma Swaraj won peoples hearts with her open access policy on Twitter. Which is why her brittle response to an op-ed criticising her performance as foreign minister has surprised so many.

Sushma Swaraj Twitter

Sushma Swarajs Twitter diplomacy has earned her many accolades.

New Delhi: Ever since her appointment as Indias external affairs minister in 2014, Sushma Swaraj has used Twitter extensively to expand the scope of her ministry. Unlike her contemporaries, who only tweet about political engagements, achievements of the Bharatiya Janta Party and retweet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Swarajs timeline is interactive, friendly and sometimes sassy.

Last year, the...

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map January 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This is the newst update of the U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map January 15, 2018

Click to see the full-size map

Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. Its composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the worlds oceans.

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13:45

Mongoose: American Psychiatric Association Warns Doctors Diagnosing Our President Could Lose Licenses If They Continue to Violate Established Protocols "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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American Psychiatric Association warns left-wing psychiatrists to stop diagnosing President Trump without a medical examination a total violation of medical ethics

Should Trump-hating doctors who issue fake diagnoses about the president lose their medical licenses?

Phi Beta Iota: The claims that the President is mentally unstable, like the attempts to subvert the Electoral College, the lies about Russians hacking the election, and the seditious #RESIST cells funded by George Soros and organized by the Anti-Defamation League, are criminally negligent at best, and treason at worst.

See Especially:

Robert Steele: Book Review Essay UNHINGED? Donald Trump, His Family, His Appointees, and Everyone Else

See Also:

Trump Revolution Series

13:45

Amnesty International USA Demands Release of Ahed Tamimi "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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13:44

Spectre/Meltdown patches had a significant impact on SolarWindss AWS infrastructure "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Analysis conducted by SolarWinds on the impact on the performance of the Spectre/Meltdown patches on its own Amazon Web Services infrastructure revealed serious performance degradation.

SolarWinds, the vendor of IT Management Software & Monitoring Tools, has analyzed the impact on the performance of Meltdown and Spectre security patches on its own Amazon Web Services infrastructure.

The results are disconcerting, the company has graphically represented the performance of a Python worker service tier on paravirtualized AWS instances.

The CPU usage jumped up to roughly 25% just after Amazon restarted the PV instance used by the company.

As you can see from the following chart taken from a Python worker service tier, when we rebooted our PV instances on Dec 20th ahead of the maintenance date, we saw CPU jumps of roughly 25%. states the analysis published by SolarWinds.

 

The company also monitored the performance of its EC2 instances noticing a degradation while Amazon was rolling out the Meltdown patches.

AWS was able to live patch HVM instances with the Meltdown mitigation patches without requiring instance reboots. From what we observed, these patches started rolling out about Jan 4th, 00:00 UTC in us-east-1 and completed around 20:00 UTC for EC2 HVM instances in us-east-1.  continues the analysis.

CPU bumps like this were noticeable across several different service tiers:

...

13:41

Vietnam upholds jail term for dissident amid crackdown on activists "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

HANOI (Reuters) A court in Vietnam upheld a five-year prison sentence on Monday for a dissident convicted of anti-state activities who violated the terms of his probation, state media said, the latest ruling in a series against activists.

Nguyen Van Oai, 36, a prominent human rights activist and blogger who has been publicly critical of the Vietnamese governments handling of human rights and environmental issues had been sentenced to four years in jail in 2013 for activities aimed at overthrowing the government.

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Nguyen Van Oai,

He was released in January 2017 after serving his term but arrested days later for violating the terms of his probation and resisting arrest.

The Supreme Peoples Court of Vietnam said on its website that Oai had insulted and beaten two security personnel who were monitoring his probation.

He was then sentenced to another five years in jail last September and a further four years on probation.

Following an appeal, Oais jail term and probation were both upheld on Monday, the state newspaper Vietnamplus reported.

The verdict was unfair and not objective, Oais lawyer, Ha Huy Son, told Reuters by telephone.

The Peoples Court, which held the trial in the central province of Nghe An, did not respond to a request for comment outside office hours.

Despite sweeping economic reforms and growing openness to social change, communist Vietnam retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate criticism.

In November, a court upheld a 10-year jail sentence for another prominent blogger, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom, who was jailed for publishing propaganda against the state.

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 Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh before her arrest

Human rights groups have expressed alarm over Vietnams biggest crackdown on activists and dissidents for years.

This is more proof that Vietnams appeal process is a charade for international consumption, with its kangaroo courts only acting positively when the government indicates the convicted individual has been highly cooperative, said Phil Robertson, Human Righ...

13:41

Two New Lawsuits Against Makers of "Pirate Streaming Devices" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Netflix, Amazon and Hollywood Sue Kodi-Powered Dragon Box Over Piracy

Several major Hollywood studios, Amazon, and Netflix have filed a lawsuit against Dragon Media Inc, branding it a supplier of pirate streaming devices. The companies accuse Dragon of using the Kodi media player in combination with pirate addons to facilitate mass copyright infringement via its Dragon Box device. [...] In recent months these boxes have become the prime target for copyright enforcers, including the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy partnership between Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies.

After suing Tickbox last year a group of key ACE members have now filed a similar lawsuit against Dragon Media Inc, which sells the popular Dragon Box. The complaint, filed at a California federal court, also lists the company's owner Paul Christoforo and reseller Jeff Williams among the defendants.

According to ACE, these type of devices are nothing more than pirate tools, allowing buyers to stream copyright infringing content. That also applies to Dragon Box, they inform the court. "Defendants market and sell 'Dragon Box,' a computer hardware device that Defendants urge their customers to use as a tool for the mass infringement of the copyrighted motion pictures and television shows," the complaint, picked up by HWR, reads.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

13:40

'The children can not concentrate' Dutch Pediatricians call for ban on sale of energy drinks to kids "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Pediatricians in the Netherlands are calling for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of 18. According to the doctors, many children and teenagers suffer complaints like restlessness, fatigue and cardiac arrhythmia due to energy drinks. "This is not an innocent soft drink. We are seeing more and more children with symptoms that are ultimately caused by energy drinks", pediatrician Brita de Jong-Van Kempen said to NOS. "It is also increasingly noticed at schools. With the result that in many schools the energy drinks have already been removed from the vending machines, because the children can not concentrate."

13:40

UN calls for probe into Israels Terror "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UN calls for probe into Israels 

use of lethal forces in West Bank

13:35

ADATA XPG SX6000: Benchmarking A ~$50 USD 128GB NVMe SSD On Linux "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While solid-state drives have generally been quite reliable in recent years and even with all the benchmarking I put them through have had less than a handful fail out of dozens, whenever there's a bargain on NVMe SSDs, it's hard to resist. The speed of NVMe SSDs has generally been great and while it's not a key focus on Phoronix (and thus generally not receiving review samples of them), I upgrade some of the server room test systems when finding a deal. The latest is trying an ADATA XPG SX6000 NVMe SSD I managed to get for $49.99 USD.

13:35

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs American & Russian, Part 2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Editors Note: Part II of this in-depth, technical piece by a former IRS investigator raises more questions than it answers. But WhoWhatWhy believes this is a very useful service, particularly in relation to a complex topic of considerable public import one that may be a key component for special counsel Robert Muellers ongoing Trump-Russia investigation. We hope in the coming weeks to explore many more of these questions in greater depth. And we welcome reader comments.

Martin J. Sheil is a retired branch chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation division.

See Part I here.


On March 10, 2017, US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the ranking Democratic member on the House Committee on Financial Service, wrote a letter to US Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the committees Republican chairman. In it, she requested that the committee conduct a formal assessment of the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into Deutsche Banks Russian money laundering schemes.

This assessment would include a review of Attorney General Jeff Sessionss role in continuing the investigation. It would also involve determining the nature of Russian money laundering, including who participated in the arrangement, and whether violations of US law beyond failure to maintain anti-money-laundering (AML) controls may have occurred.

Waters made note of the various civil fines issued against Deutsche (covered in Part I). She called attention to the media reports that indicate the DOJ is investigating the matter, but then went on to express concern with the integrity of this criminal probe and whether senior bank officials will be held accountable given the presidents ongoing conflicts of interest with Deutsche Bank.

The letter further goes on to note that the suspicious ties between President (Donald) Trumps inner circle and the Russian government raise concerns that the Department may fail to implicate those who benefitted from Deutsche Banks trading scheme.

Waterss letter also reminds the chairman of Trump and his companies estimated $360 million in outstanding loans from Deutsche Bank. It raises the question of whether t...

13:33

Romes occupied domestic violence shelter under threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lucha y Siesta is a unique occupation in Italys capital: it is one of Romes few domestic violence shelters. Now, it is under threat because the buildings owner wants to sell it.

An image of Lucha y Siesta on the centre's Facebook page. An image of Lucha y Siesta on the centre's Facebook page. Photo: lucha.ysiesta/Facebook.Jasmine* got married two days before her eighteenth birthday in 2013. Three years later, she arrived at Lucha y Siesta, an occupied domestic violence shelter that has supported hundreds of women over the last decade.

In an eastern suburb of Rome, it is one of just four domestic violence shelters in Italys capital city, where women escaping violence receive little-publicly funded support. Now, it is also under threat the public company that owns the building wants to sell it.

Originally from Bangladesh, Jasmine left her husband in 2016. He hit and raped her, she told me, and would lock her up in their apartment. After denouncing him to the police, she escaped.

Jasmine quickly found work, albeit poorly-paid and precarious. But finding a home was much harder. Noone wanted to rent a flat to a single woman of foreign origin, she said.

Her luck changed when a social worker from a womens helpline told Jasmine about Lucha y Siesta, which supports Italian and foreign women who have experienced psychological, physical or economical violence from relatives, and in particular from husbands or partners.

We register ten cases per month, one of which is serious: women with suitcases who have run away from domestic violence situations, a Lucha y Siesta volunteer told me. At the heart of the centre is a counselling service and non-stop a 24-hour telephone helpline.

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Romes occupied domestic violence shelter under threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lucha y Siesta is a unique occupation in Italys capital: it is one of Romes few domestic violence shelters. Now, it is under threat because the buildings owner wants to sell it.

An image of Lucha y Siesta on the centre's Facebook page. An image of Lucha y Siesta on the centre's Facebook page. Photo: lucha.ysiesta/Facebook.Jasmine* got married two days before her eighteenth birthday in 2013. Three years later, she arrived at Lucha y Siesta, an occupied domestic violence shelter that has supported hundreds of women over the last decade.

In an eastern suburb of Rome, it is one of just four domestic violence shelters in Italys capital city, where women escaping violence receive little-publicly funded support. Now, it is also under threat the public company that owns the building wants to sell it.

Originally from Bangladesh, Jasmine left her husband in 2016. He hit and raped her, she told me, and would lock her up in their apartment. After denouncing him to the police, she escaped.

Jasmine quickly found work, albeit poorly-paid and precarious. But finding a home was much harder. Noone wanted to rent a flat to a single woman of foreign origin, she said.

Her luck changed when a social worker from a womens helpline told Jasmine about Lucha y Siesta, which supports Italian and foreign women who have experienced psychological, physical or economical violence from relatives, and in particular from husbands or partners.

We register ten cases per month, one of which is serious: women with suitcases who have run away from domestic violence situations, a Lucha y Siesta volunteer told me. At the heart of the centre is a counselling service and non-stop a 24-hour telephone helpline.

...

13:32

Fire and Fury: The Psychodrama of a Very Stable Genius "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Human Wrongs Watch

Credit: Max Pixel/Free Great Picture. CC0.

The release of Michael Wolffs book Fire and Fury has heightened concerns about Donald Trumps mental fitness for office. In her review of the book for the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin says that it shows Trump to be an unhinged man-child utterly lacking in the skill needed to be presidentdespite Trumps assertion that in fact hes a very stable genius.

In the Guardian, Jonathan Freedland writes that....

13:30

Justice, Judge Jeanine Pirro 011318 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Justice, Judge Jeanine Pirro 011318 Video Fox News Video Source

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13:30

Openly gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon says he wont visit White House "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Be careful what you say, Mr. First Openly Gay Figure Skater. Remember what happened to skier Lindsey Vonn after proclaimed she wouldnt attend the White House? From Yahoo: In these tumultuous political times, many famous athletes have begun using their Continue reading

13:30

Four Tough Actions to Help Fight the Global Plastic Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

We cannot simply rely on the actions of concerned individuals. Whats needed goes beyond reusing plastic water bottles and taking reusable bags to the supermarket.

Customs officers check on imported solid waste at an examination centre in Qingdao, Shandong province, October 15, 2013. Credit: Reuters/China Daily

The environmental impact of plastic is finally receiving the attention it deserves. This is partly down to the BBCs Blue Planet II highlighting the problem of ocean plastics. But its also because the Chinese government has recently imposed quality restrictions on the import of recyclable materials, in an attempt to address domest...

13:30

Graham Hancock Explains Why His Viral TED Talk The War On Consciousness Was Banned "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By Arjun Walia

Who is Graham Hancock?  He is the author of multiple international bestsellers, like The Magicians of the Gods, and Fingerprints of the Gods, among others. His books have sold multiple millions of copies worldwide, and are available in more than 25 languages. Obviously, with so many people, including many scholars who are into his work, when you go against the grain of conventional wisdom youre going to receive harsh criticism from the mainstream. This is especially true if youve accumulated and presented evidence in a credible way which challenges the current framework of knowledge.

Grahams specialty, apart from being a tremendous critical thinker and researcher (which is evident if youve read his work), is more so focused on ancient civilizations. Not just standard ancient civilizations, but lost ancient civilizations that are not commonly recognized in mainstream history. His works show that many of these civilizations were extremely advanced in multiple ways, and, in some cases, more intellectually, and possibly, technologically advanced.

Its truly fascinating to say the least. Graham has written for us in the past and the article linked below is authored by him if you want to get a taste of his work and his sources of information:

Gobekli Tepe, Noahs Art & Lost Atlantis

A couple of years ago Graham gave a TED talk that went viral titled The War on ConsciousnessIts an interesting title, and the first thing that comes to my mind when reading the title alone is the idea that yes, there is a war on our consciousness, in several different ways.

One would be through mass media, and the manipulation of information. Our external world is constantly beaming us with how we should think, what we should do, how we should live our lives and what is considered real or not.

Another would be through the...

13:30

Net neutrality advocates look to states after FCC repeal "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

State legislatures are waging their own fight to restore net neutrality rules after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to scrap them last month.Lawmakers in at least six state governments have introduced legislation to preserve the...

13:29

These Feisty Hunters Will Surprise You With What They Can Bring Down "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In a coordinated attack, yellow-throated martens can bring down rhesus macaques, mouse deer, musk deer, barking deer, langur, even Himalayan tahr. Whence their gumption?

A yellow-throated Marten at the Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim, in March 2016. Credit: Dibyendu Ash/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

A yellow-throated Marten at the Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim, in March 2016. Credit: Dibyendu Ash/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

Animals do the most amazing things. Read about them in this series by Janaki Lenin.

The killers were cute, cuddly and beady-eyed. They weighed no more than three kilograms each, and together, they killed a seven-kilogram rhesus macaque. In the gathering dusk of a December evening in Corbett National Park,...

13:26

Crime Imprisons and Kills "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

the most disadvantaged people have gained the most from the reduction in violent crime.

Though homicide is not a common cause of death for most of the United States population, for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34 it is the leading cause, which means that any change in the homicide rate has a disproportionate impact on them. The sociologist Michael Friedson and I calculated what the life expectancy would be today for blacks and whites had the homicide rate never shifted from its level in 1991. We found that the national decline in the homicide rate since then has increased the life expectancy of black men by roughly nine months.

The everyday lived experience of urban poverty has also been transformed. Analyzing rates of violent victimization over time, I found that the poorest Americans today are victimized at about the same rate as the richest Americans were at the start of the 1990s. That means that a poor, unemployed city resident walking the streets of an average city today has about the same chance of being robbed, beaten up, stabbed or shot as a well-off urbanite in 1993. Living in poverty used to mean living with the constant threat of violence. In most of the country, that is no longer true.

Thats Patrick Sharkey writing in the New York Times.

More police on the street is one cause, among many, of lower crime. Its important in the debate over better policing that we not lose sight of the value of policing. Given the benefits of reduced crime and the cost of police, its clear that U.S. cities are under policed (e.g. here and here). We need better policingincluding changes in lawsso that we can all be comfortable with more policing.

The post Crime Imprisons and Kills appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

13:22

Future of Revolutionary Field That Targets Aging to Increase Life Span "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The future of lifespan extension science by the head of US research, Felipe Sierra.


Summary: These scientists aim to increase life span in humans. This report provides a glimpse into the future of a revolutionary scientific field called geroscience that seeks to slow down the chronic diseases of aging to increase life span and health span. Part 4 of a 4-part essay titled Geroscience by Felipe Sierra. [With an introduction by Brady Hartman. ]

Scientists in the geroscience field aim to slow down the chronic diseases of aging and increase life span in humans.

In fact, theyve already done it in lab animals.

13:22

Nigeria: Abducted Chibok girls say we wont return Terror Group Boko Haram Releases Video When Tweets and Hashtags Fail To Change The World "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP | The mass abduction sparked a global campaign Bring Back Our Girls to press for their return

KANO (NIGERIA) (AFP)  

Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.

At least three of the group were seen carrying babies. One of the students said: We are the Chibok girls . By the grace of Allah, we will not return to you.

The 20-minute-long video is the first since May last year when a woman claiming to be one of the 219 schoolgirls was seen holding a gun and also refusing to return to her parents.

It was not clear when or where the latest message was recorded or whether those who appeared on camera were under duress.

But the woman speaking, her face covered by a veil, said they had all been married by Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau.

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We live in comfort. He provides us with everything. We lack nothing, she added.

Shekau is also seen in the video, firing a heavy machine gun and making a 13-minute-long sermon.

The jihadists seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in the mostly Christian town in Borno state on April 14, 2014, triggering global condemnation.

Fifty-nine of them managed to escape in the hours that followed.

A total of 107 girls have now been either found, rescued or released as part of government negotiations with the Islamic State group affiliate.

On January 4, the Nigerian army said it had rescued one of the girls classmates in the remote Pulka region of Borno, near the border with Cameroon.

The Chibok abductees are among thousands of women, girls and boys kidnapped during the conflict, which began in 2009 and has killed at least 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.6 million.

Related:

13:22

Why Do We Age? The Disposable Soma Theory Answers the Riddle "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Summary: Why Do We Age? Scientists answer the question with the latest evolutionary theory of aging, the disposable soma theory, which supports the longevity benefits of calorie restriction. With commentary by leading geroscientist, Tom Kirkwood. [This article first appeared on the website LongevityFacts.com. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

The process of aging, or growing old, presents an apparent contradiction to people who believe in Darwins theory of evolution. Aging increases the vulnerability of an organism, which ultimately leads to its death. How could evolution favor a process that gradually increases mortality and decreases the ability to reproduce?

Leading scientists have found an answer to this puzzling contradiction and offer us new theories to explain why we age and die using evolutionary theory the idea that aging confers an evolutionary advantage.

13:21

Virtual Reality, Language, Self Hood and God Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Language is the programming code of the consciousness of this reality. The mind is the awareness before it is shaped by cognition.

If we can understand the language we can overcome distortions that are inherent to the collective belief or what has been called 'social constructs' in the past. 

Technology can be used to better understand reality both metaphysically through allegory and through direct examination of conscious experience, physics and matter, and biology. 

Illusion is built into the distortion of consciousness through corrupted or double-speak through multi-faceted language. There are multiple uses and meanings to derive and at the highest contrast there is one language used for one world which is entirely controlled within a false paradigm and there is the true meaning of what is happening which unveils reality as it truly is which, when understood, frees the mind from the spiritual enslavement system.

13:17

Do Americans Still Believe In Martin Luther King Jr.s Dream? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

On August 28, 1963, my father and grandfather arrived at Union Station and walked to the National Mall to attend the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They had travelled from New Jersey, where my grandfather was a teacher and member of his local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality. He simply told my father that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be a giving a speech, and they had to go.

Throughout my childhood, my father spoke of the event often. I have no doubt that in many ways it helped shape him and his beliefs. His stories about the integrated crowd of 200,000 singing, hugging, and sharing food have always stayed with me. Although active in the civil rights movement, my grandfather was far from a hippie. Before the march he had served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and after would serve in the Air Force Reserve in Vietnam.

He was deeply patriotic and proud of his country, and saw in King someone who could help make his nation better for all men. The idea that all men are created equal in the eyes of God burned in him, and he always saw it as not only compatible with the idea of America, but central to it.

Weve Moved from Equality to Identity Politics

On that hot summer day in 1963, King delivered what is arguably the finest speech ever given on American soil. One trembles while reading it, and upon hearing its delivery so many years later, one gets chills. As a piece of rhetoric, it is simply astounding. It is sweeping and grand, yet also boils down to a four-word phrase that shook the world: I have a dream.

But as we once again celebrate King and his dream today, we must ask ourselves, do we still share it? For the first time in decades we have a president whom serious people accuse of outright racism, and not without reason. His recent remarks about Haiti and Africa led even Republican Rep. Mia Love to label the commander in chiefs alleged words racist. Of course, these arent the first of his statements to come under such fire.

What became clear through Trumps campaign and presidency is that the rules governing how we talk about race, forged in Kings civil rights struggle, no longer hold. Trumps supporters, who include more blacks and minorities than many like to consider, simply do not find his statements disqualifying.

But this tolerance of questionable racial rhetoric is larger than Trump and predates him. Over the past two decades, we have moved away from Kings dream in significant ways. King said, I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of the character. This does not appear to be the goal of our nations efforts against racism today.

Rather, in our troubled time, calling out the inherent and implacable racism o...

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If Women Want A Family, They Need To Prioritize Marriage Above Their Careers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In 2012 I wrote an article at Fox News entitled The War on Men in response to a Pew Research finding that showed women ages 18-34 believe having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives and that fewer men were voicing this same opinion. The takeaway? Women want to marry as much as ever, but men increasingly do not.

That isnt the end of the conversation. The same month, a different Pew finding fell under the radar. Despite valuing marriage, women have also become laser-focused on careermore so than men. Two-thirds (66%) of young women ages 18 to 34 rate career high on their list of life priorities, compared with 59% of young men, write Eileen Patten and Kim Parker.

So while its true that men overall are less interested in marriage, it is equally true that more women than men are prioritizing career over marriage. That creates a gap between women and the men who do want to marry.

Although we rarely hear about them, there are many marriage-minded men whove carved out career paths and are ready to settle down. Problem is, their girlfriends arent. In a stunning reversal of traditional gender roles, it is women, not men, who are now reluctant to walk down the aisle.

A Career Focus Can Mean No Family

It seems that whenever we talk of work and family, we pretend these two domains move seamlessly together, melding their way toward an invariably fulfilling future. In fact, they are often incompatible.

While the Pew studies show young women value both marriage and career, these two goals can clash. (Consider the number of couples today who must decide which partners career to follow.) When they do, one always gives way to the other. For many women today, that something is marriage.

Take Bill and Sarah. Both are 31, and enmeshed in their respective careers. They live together and earn roughly the same income. Their plan is to eventually marry, which Bill is anxious to do, but Sarah keeps putting it off. She knows that when she does marry, her career will no longer be her number-one priority, and this makes her uneasy. Time is marching on. While theres talk of nuptials, no plans have been made.

Bill and Sarah are stuck.

The Career-Focused Woman

Like many women today, I always knew Id have both work and family in my life. But when I envisioned my future, family was always at the center. From the time I was in college, I was thinking, planning, and talking about...

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After State Deduction Cut, Blue States Panic To Hide Spending Binges With Crazy Tricks "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Democrats have been running around with their hair on fire since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was enacted last month, but some of the latest ravings in high-tax states show the damage may be penetrating to their brains.

In Democratic-majority states across the nation, state legislators are flailing blindly to find a way around the reduced federal tax deduction for state and local taxes, a tax code provision that previously masked the effects of the high taxes those same legislators have enacted.

They have mulled all manner of half-clever workarounds, schemes that look, maybe, if you squint, like a way to make a tax not a tax, but still something that everyone has to pay to the state government. State legislators often do not represent the highest strata of intelligence in a society, but some of these so-called fixes are so absurd that even the dimmest bulb in the state house could not have offered them with a straight face. What these fake solutions are, instead, is a sad attempt for state legislators to dodge accountability for having made their states taxes so high.

Give to CharityOr Else!

The most ridiculous idea along these lines comes out of Sacramento, where a Democratic supermajority controls Californias legislature. That state, which has some of the highest taxes in the country, will find its residents particularly aggrieved once they have to pay all of them without a federal deduction. The solution, according to State Senate leader Kevin de Len, is to pretend a tax isnt a tax. Instead, its a charitable donation to the state government. Problem solved!

De Len, who hopes to bring ideas like this to the U.S. Senate in 2019, proclaimed in a recent statement that our hard-earned tax dollars should not be subject to double-taxation, especially not to line the pockets of the Trump family, hedge fund managers and private jet owners. You might think he was proposing that one of the two income taxes (federal or state) be repealed. You would be wrong.

Instead, he wants only to restore the deduction from one tax for the amount levied by the other. Your dollars would still be taxed twice, but some people would reduce the federal tax they pay by a fraction of the amount paid to the state. (To actually avoid paying taxes on income used to pay state taxes, you would need a credit, not a deduction. The deduction only saves the marginal rate on the income devoted to state taxesthe fraction of the fraction.)

Although he chooses to hide it, de Len probably knows the difference between a credit and a deduction. He also probably knows that pretending a tax is a charitable donation will not fool anyone. But no one ever got far in politics by telling people hard truths, even when math is involved. Instead, we get magical thinking and willful blindness.......

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Violence in 2018: these are the challenges Colombia is facing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reducing violence in Colombia is crucial to consolidate a successful implementation of the peace process. From displacements, threats and intimidations, sexual violence and land seizures the task ahead is monumental. 

A woman reacts during the broadcast of the handing over of weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) at the municipality of Mesetas, in Bogota, capital of Colombia, on 27 June 2017. Jhon Paz/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. All rights reserved.

In spite of the advances in the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), Colombia continues living in the shadows of war. Civil society is finding itself in the midst of disputes between armed groups such as criminal gangs, the ELN (the National Liberation Army) and dissidents from the FARC, which has been demonstrated in the figures of the RUV (Single Register of Victims). Throughout December 2017, around 56,000 people were affected by armed conflict according to the RUV.

The tool, which was created six years ago by the Victims Law, shows a fall in violent acts since the FARC and the government began negotiations in Havana. However, upon revising the figures more closely, it becomes clear that this improvement has been felt less in certain regions such as Nario and Choc.

The RUV shows that forced displacement was the issue that mostly affected Colombians throughout 2017.  This is followed by threats, loss of goods or property at the hands of armed groups, and offences against freedom and sexual identity. Here we identify some of the issues to be worked on throughout 2018. 

There are still thousands of displaced people throughout the country

During the year of 2017, the RUV recorded 54 thousand cases of forced displacement, which represents 79% of all victims in the last year. The most affected regions are Choc (with 9684 cases), Nario (with 7776 cases), Norte de Santander (5512) and Antioquia (5904).

Even though more than 92 thousand cases were reported in 2016 (a little under double the cases reported in 2017...

Violence in 2018: these are the challenges Colombia is facing "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reducing violence in Colombia is crucial to consolidate a successful implementation of the peace process. From displacements, threats and intimidations, sexual violence and land seizures the task ahead is monumental. Espaol

A woman reacts during the broadcast of the handing over of weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) at the municipality of Mesetas, in Bogota, capital of Colombia, on 27 June 2017. Jhon Paz/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images. All rights reserved.

In spite of the advances in the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), Colombia continues living in the shadows of war. Civil society is finding itself in the midst of disputes between armed groups such as criminal gangs, the ELN (the National Liberation Army) and dissidents from the FARC, which has been demonstrated in the figures of the RUV (Single Register of Victims). Throughout December 2017, around 56,000 people were affected by armed conflict according to the RUV.

The tool, which was created six years ago by the Victims Law, shows a fall in violent acts since the FARC and the government began negotiations in Havana. However, upon revising the figures more closely, it becomes clear that this improvement has been felt less in certain regions such as Nario and Choc.

The RUV shows that forced displacement was the issue that mostly affected Colombians throughout 2017.  This is followed by threats, loss of goods or property at the hands of armed groups, and offences against freedom and sexual identity. Here we identify some of the issues to be worked on throughout 2018. 

There are still thousands of displaced people throughout the country

During the year of 2017, the RUV recorded 54 thousand cases of forced displacement, which represents 79% of all victims in the last year. The most affected regions are Choc (with 9684 cases), Nario (with 7776 cases), Norte de S...

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If It Werent For The Constitution, America Would Be A Sh-thole Country, Too "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This article quotes vulgar language.

President Trumps remark last week about shithole countries was widely decried as racist and offensive, and although his phrasing was crude and unnecessary, Trump wasnt wrong about the actual countries in question. Haiti, El Salvador, and many countries in Africaand all over the world, for that matterare indeed a horrible mess by any objective measure.

But theyre not this way because of their people. Theyre this way because of their corrupt rulers and shitty governments. Its not really about America at all. Any country without constitutional, limited government will end up a shithole, no matter who lives there.

Trump is probably incapable of articulating that distinction, but it needs to be made. America isnt great or exceptional because Americans are uniquely virtuous or somehow better than people from poor countries. America is exceptional because of our system of government and the constitutional order our Founding Fathers bequeathed us. Thats it. We have that system because everything aligned at just the right moment for the Founders, who brought forth a new nation, conceived in liberty. In that sense, we Americans are especially fortunate. Time and circumstance, not the singular virtue of the American people, conspired to make America uniquely free.

When we talk about American exceptionalism, thats what were talking about. Americans, like every other people, are subject to the vicissitudes and weaknesses of human nature. Were not special in that regard. Writing about the character of Americas young democracy, Alexis de Tocqueville saw that Americans were different than the peoples of Europe, who arrived at democracy through violent revolution that lead them to shun each other and perpetuate in a state of equality the animosities that the state of inequality created. The great advantage of the Americans is that they have arrived at a state of democracy without having to endure a democratic revolution, and that they are born equal instead of becoming so.

Although America was burdened by the evil of slavery from the beginning, it was spared the baggage of aristocracy. We were born equal in the sense that our republic was founded on a candid assessment of human nature. Most American presidents have understood thiseven ones like Calvin Coolidge, who was no progressive on immigration (he signed off on the National Origins Act of 1924, which was specifically designed to keep Italians, Slavs, and Eastern European Jews out of Amer...

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Do Mass Protests In Tunisia Mark The Start Of A New Arab Spring? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Yesterday marked seven years since protests in Tunisia ousted its corrupt authoritarian leader, sparking the Arab Spring and setting the Middle East on fire. As if by some cosmic irony, Tunisia is once again being rocked by mass protests and its government, once again, is cracking down.

Thousands have taken to the streets since demonstrations first began early last week. This kind of political unrest has a habit of spreading fast, not just within a country, but, as history shows us, throughout a region. Is the Middle East seeing the early days of its second Arab Spring?

Demonstrations began in the capital city of Tunis as a small gathering to protest a hike in taxes on things like cars and phone calls, which took effect January 1. But the protests quickly spread throughout the country over the next few days, sometimes turning violent and destructive. Protesters have reportedly burned down dozens of state buildings, including a national security building in the city of Thala, near the border with Algeria, and there are reports in multiple cities of looting.

On Thursday, the government arrested hundreds of people in an attempt to tamp down the mass demonstrations and discourage protests planned for the weekend. The army has even been deployed to several cities after police retreated. But, while the government claims that its only arresting looters and criminals, human rights advocates insist that police are detaining individuals who havent broken the law and are indiscriminately cracking down on Tunisians.

So far, the police have arrested 778 people, many of whom are accused of rioting, according to the Ministry of the Interior. Of those detained, 16 were classified as Islamist extremists. Some opposition leaders were also arrested, accused of setting a government building on fire. One protestor has died and, reportedly, dozens of police officers have been injured. Protests continued over the weekend with thousands pouring into the streets of Tunis on Sunday and violen...

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The First Trans Murder Of 2018 Was Not A Hate Crime "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A homicide in Massachusetts during the first week of the new year has caused a great deal of anxiety. The murder, the first in the town of North Adams since 2013, occurred at the victims home. Mark Steele-Knudslien, the husband of 42-year-old Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, confessed to murdering Christa. He was arrested after turning himself in at the police station.

No motive has been released. A detail in the case has, however, made it stand out far more prominently than it otherwise would have: Christa was transgender. The Human Rights Campaign tweeted out on the murder, stating, A tragic start to the new year. We mourn the loss of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, whose death is now the first reported murder of a trans person in 2018.

The comments to the tweet included pleas to end hatred and ignorance and the hope that 2018 will be less dangerous for transgender Americans than 2017 was. 2017 has been labeled the deadliest year for transgender people due to its 28 murders of transgender individuals. But like the above case, the persons gender identity was not a known factor in any of the murders. The killings were an assortment of homicides ranging from random acts of violence to robbery to domestic violence. In the same way, Christas murder appears to be domestic violence.

In a strange interpretation of community identity, LGBT media and advocacy groups connect all violence or insult towards anyone LGBT as a direct attack on all LGBT people, regardless of the motive. If a transgender person is murdered, it is presented as a hate crime and collected with other transgender murders. The list becomes evidence of an overall threat, to transgender people specifically and LGBT people generally, requiring awareness and action.

If Disparity Is the Issue, Why Ignore Domestic Violence?

The HRC is well aware of the effects of tweeting the first reported murder of a trans person in 2018, as LGBT people have become accustomed to outrage and anxiety over anti-trans violence. Taken at face value, it appears some LGBT advocacy groups consider even the most remote possibility of a hate crime important enough to rally around. They believe in an outside threat with such conviction that they report any evidence that can be construed to support this belief.

From their perspective, it is vital these murders are well-known and widely reported to highlight what they believe are ongoing problems of equality and safety. Thus it becomes relevant to ask why much larger concerns of violence within the LGBT community do not receive the same attention.

The rate of domestic violence for LGBT people is...

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When Mental Health Professionals Lose It Over Trump, Everyone Gets Hurt "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Dr. Elliot S. Valenstein details the intriguing and terrifying history of psychosurgery over the past century his book Great and Desperate Cures, and theres a lesson here to be applied to the phenomena of mental health experts speculating about President Donald Trumps mental health.

Valenstein critiques the era that gave us the lobotomy in his book, and its a good reminder to exercise extreme caution when listening to the professional opinions of experts. It is indeed all too easy to look back on the past and wonder complacently how prefrontal lobotomy could have been so readily accepted, he writes. Oblivious to the similarities between past events and present practices, we draw no lessons as though, for a brief period, psychiatry, responding to unique circumstances and the influence of a few zealous, if not malevolent, physicians, had run amuck.

The critique might sound harsh, but his cynicism is not completely unfounded. Consider for a moment that the lobotomy won a Nobel Prize in 1949, and in some parts of the world is still practiced today. Valensteins comments arent really suggesting that psychiatry risks a return to the bygone era of excessively applied lobotomies, but that any professional culture unchecked by ethical, intellectual, and philosophical criticism is absolutely capable of terrible judgments. So we should exercise extreme caution when listening to the professional opinions of a handful of emotionally charged psychiatrists and psychologists regarding the dangerousness of Trump someone theyve never once personally examined.

It goes without saying the vast majority mental health practitioners are outstanding professionals who do their jobs with the utmost consideration, and care for welfare of their patients. So its all the more troubling when leaders in the field, who should be the standard bearers of measured thinking, and ethical behavior start making extraordinary statements about the presidents mental fitness.

In a recent article in the Boston Globe, The Ethics of Warning the Public About a Dangerous President, authors, Dr. Bandy Lee, Dr. Leonard Glass, and Dr. Fisher argue:

In spite of widespread concern regarding Donald Trumps ability to execute his office, the psychiatric establishment continues to enforce silence on its members, depriving the public of their expertise. Hampering the professions ability to warn about danger needs reconsideration

Extraordinary situations may require an extraordinary response, i...

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Will The Obama Administration Ever Be Brought To Justice Over Its Iran Scandals? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

When the jaw-dropping details of the Obama administrations alleged decision to spike Project Cassandra emerged late last yearquashing a multi-agency investigation of a cars-for-cocaine terrorist financing schemeit raised questions about just how far Team Obama was willing to go in appeasing Iran to pursue its nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

As dumbfounding as it may have been for the Obama administration to supposedly knowingly permit a multi-billion-dollar terrorist-subsidizing drug ring to operate on U.S. soil so as not to scuttle Iran deal negotiations, 2018 began with the conclusion of a high-profile court case illuminating illicit Iranian financing schemes executed during the Obama years of even greater magnitude. The Obama administrations related actions raise questions regarding its tolerance for Irans flouting of laws during Iran deal negotiations, without any apparent consequence. These questions demand answers.

Paying Jihadis in Violation of U.S. Laws

A former U.S. Treasury official and current senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Jonathan Schanzer, with his colleagues extensively researched and briefed federal officials on these Iranian activities. He explores the case in a gripping article in The Atlantic aptly titled The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History.

The trial focused on sanctions-busting schemes crafted by gold-trading Iranian-Turkish national Reza Zarrab that not only lined the pockets of Zarrab and high-ranking Turkish politicos with millions of dollars, but filled the Khomeinist Iranian regimes coffers with potentially upwards of $100 billion, both as the United States ratcheted up sanctions in the run-up to Iran deal negotiations and contemporaneous with the negotiations themselves.

As Schanzer reports, Zarrab

helped Iran evade sanctions with the help of Turkish banks in 2013 and 2014, yielding Iran an estimated $13 billion [via a sanctions-violating Iran...

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How Mormon Leaders Taught Me To Forgive Media For Bungling Stories About Religion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Let me tell you about my friend, Ron. For 52 years, with the exception of an 18-month mission to Australia, Ron has visited a neighbor family at least monthly. He quietly helps with yardwork and sometimes negotiates family issues. He delivers religious messages and prays with families, some of whom have not shared his faith.

He watched over a family when the father died, when the mother lay in a hospital bed, and when a relative sat in. I have seen him break down in tears describing his affection.

Ron is a good neighbor and may well have done much of this service regardless. Believing in Jesus Christ has that kind of effect on people. But Ron also did it because those decades ago, he received a home-teaching assignment.

Home-teaching is a remarkable program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon church. All men receive assignments to each minister to a handful of families each month. They deliver spiritual messages and attend to temporal and spiritual needs. Women also receive assignments to visit other women in the congregation monthlythey visit-teach.

To be sure, most dont serve one family for 52 years, as Ron has done, and many dont fully follow the expectation of monthly visits in busy lives. But in many units around the church the most vulnerable, such as widows and the poor, receive visits from a caring, competent church member each month.

I have been blessed through this program. When my father died when I was 10, Bud Johnson rarely missed a month and helped me on my Scouting trail. In adulthood, I have met struggling immigrants in large cities and prayed with poor and ill folks in rural America. I am no Ron, but I have tried to serve, and the humility and humanity I experience in these visits has changed me.

Most Media Dont Cover This Kind of Thing

Why am I writing about home-teaching? Because my guess is most Americans have never heard of it. I think most Americans dont know a lot of things about Mormons. They seem to miss what I really believe and how I really live, even as I would share those things.

Strike up another complaint about the nations news mediathe disappointing ways it distorts religion and neglects the inner life of religious believers in America. I am well aware this journalistic affliction applies well beyond my faith. Those distortions affect how Americans see and understand one another.

For several years as a journalism professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho, I have studied the relationship between the news media and religion. Through observation and systematic research, Ive wondered: What have media taught people about Mormonism? How well have they done covering my faith?

Here is what I saw: Media teach that Mormons used to believe in polygamy,...

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Its Time To Call A Truce In The Outrage Wars, Or We All Lose "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Spare a moment to remember Brendan Eich. He was the techie forced out of Mozilla a few years ago for opposing same-sex marriage. At the time, the Left rejoiced in the burgeoning power of online outrage mobs. They were going to stick it to the Right and drive us out of public life. However, in the outrage wars there will be no winners, only losers.

Left-wing mobs, boycotts, and sanctions are still rolling along, but now the Right has adopted many of these tactics, especially the deployment of Internet outrage mobs to make people unemployable (as, among others, a NFL quarterback and a string of non-tenured radicals in higher education can attest).

President Trump has gotten in on the action, calling for NFL owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem, and for fans to boycott games. Mass NFL firings will not happen, but an intensifying culture war over and within sports will.

Such domestic economic and cultural warfare is not entirely newremember the Dixie Chicks?but it has escalated dramatically in recent years as technology made it incredibly easy to select targets and bring self-righteous Internet wrath down upon them. In the world of social media, nearly all intemperate and offensive remarks pass unmarked, but a few lead to ruined lives as the outrage mob descends in force.

Everyone is a potential target, from the famous to an ordinary person who publishes a tasteless Twitter joke or a foolish Facebook rant. Like Eich, some victims of online outrage frenzies do not even say anything obnoxious, but are targeted simply for quietly adhering to the wrong political or religious views.

Adopting Cruel Tactics in Revenge Is a Win for Nobody

Is it any wonder that Trump has flourished in such a vindictive and intolerant environment? He would likely be calling for firings and boycotts even if leftists had never used these tactics, let alone used them as promiscuously.

However, many on the Right only reluctantly decided to use such methods. They made a deliberate choice to try to force the Left to live by its own rules, such as the precept that those arousing the wrath of Internet mobs should be fired. The level-headed Jim Geraghty of National Review recently argued that conservatives can live with toleration or with outrage mobs, but that what we wont accept is a world where the rules on...

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Meet Triplets Saved Just In Time From Chinese Abortion Threat "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Even at first glance, itd be hard not to fall in love with Landon, Winston, and Audentriplets born December 22 in Miami. The more you find out about the boys journey into the world, however, the more remarkable they become.

Currently recovering in a Miami neonatal intensive care unit, baby Landon was born at just over two pounds, while his brothers each weighed in at three pounds, five ounces at birth. While the boys and their parents face a prolonged stay in the hospital to start their life outside the womb together, the fact the boys were born at all may be a miracle.

Thats because the boys parents, Mensheng, and her husband, Zhang, were in the process of relocating from their home in China to the United States when they got pregnant, and didnt realize they were expecting until shortly after they arrived in Miami.

Had the couple stayed a few monthsor even a few weekslonger in China, Mensheng and the boys may have been prime targets for a totalitarian regime that has aborted more than 400 million babies since it instituted its one-child policy in 1979.

China Still Forces Parents to Abort

While the government announced a change to the radical policy in late 2015, forced abortion still remains a significant factor under the so-called Two-Child Policy in effect. Enforcing the policy is delegated to the local level, leaving the lives of preborn twins and triplets in the hands of local family planning officers. They enforce the policy arbitrarily and in secrecy, noted Womens Rights Without Frontiers President Reggie Littlejohn, an expert on forced abortion in China.

The fact that Mensheng and Zhang were in the United States before finding out they were pregnant was an act of God, says Martha Avila, president of Heartbeat of Miami. Heartbeat is a group of five locations, including four pro-life medical clinics offering free ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, peer counseling, post-abortive support, and material aid.

The Lord rescued these babies even though they were conceived in China, Avila said. God allowed them to come here in time so that these babies could live. They were fearful about being alone. They had no one at all in the States, but they found love and support at our clinic, and they saw the love of Jesus in action.

In June 2015, Avila traveled to China with Rev. John Ensor, who founded Heartbeat of Miami and PassionLife Ministries, an international agency focused on helping churches with pro-life work in China and...

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WDDTY - Researchers downplayed safety concerns about new vaccineand was tested on 3,000 children "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

About the author: 
Bryan Hubbard
Nearly 3,000 children were given a new TB (tuberculosis) vaccine after researchers had reassured parents it was safe and effectivebut neither claim was true, and was based on falsified data.

Researchers from Oxford University had 'cherry-picked' data from animal studies to give a positive spin to the new vaccine in order to win extra funding. As a result, 2,800 infants in South Africa were given the MVA85A TB vaccine when there was no evidence that it was safe.

The researchers had dismissed any results from four animal studies that hadn't been positive about the new vaccine, which was designed as a booster for the standard BCG jab. The researchers were granted a further 8m ($10.9m) funding and, in 2009, tested the vaccine on small children in South Africa.

But a 2015 review of the original trials discovered that the data had been 'cherry-picked'; worse, it seemed the MVA85A vaccine impaired the effectiveness of the BCG. Some of the animals given the two vaccines were dying quicker, but this was not reported in the trial results.

(Source: BMJ, 2018; 360: j5845)

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Sherin Mathews Foster Father May Face Death Sentence "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Sherin Mathews. Credit: Chief Jimmy Spivey/Twitter

Sherin Mathews. Credit: Chief Jimmy Spivey/Twitter

Houston: Prosecutors in Texas will decide in the coming weeks whether to seek the death penalty against the Indian-American adoptive father of three-year-old toddler Sherin Mathews whose decomposed body was found in a culvert, according to US media reports.

A grand jury in Dallas County, Texas, on Friday returned several charges, most notably capital murder, against Sherins foster father Wesley Mathews.

The 37-year-old man from Kerala